Top 25 Best Triple A PC Games (2012 – 2017)


25.
Opening our
list of Triple A Games On The PC is Forza
Horizon 3
Microsoft’s front runner to the Racing Scene
gets to shine with bright lights in this third
installment of the Horizon franchise.
It is also the ninth entry to the overall
Forza series.
It’s a Microsoft exclusive that’s available
to play on the Xbox One and of course, the
PC.
Set in the beautiful Australian region, enjoy
its attention to detail in a lush open-world
environment.
It’s world is twice the size of its previous
installment and it features over 350 cars.
Strap yourself in its multiplayer mode where
you play with up to four of your friends with
co-op or online play, cross-platform supported.
Critics have praised this game for being so
dynamic and full of content worthy of the
price you paid.
It’s a one of a kind racing game.
It has a PlayScore of 8.49
24.
Resident Evil 7: Biohazard
Like the proverbial zombies of the franchise,
CAPCOM’s flagship horror title rises back
to life after a 4 year hiatus.
But this time, it’s not zombies chasing you
around.
Step inside a Louisiana Mansion in search
for your missing wife, and meet the lovely
Baker family ready to serve you with a dose
of murderous hospitality.
With the introduction of first-person mode
heightening the scares, it’ll be a new experience
in horrific terrors that’s more than the
usual jumpscares.
Welcome yourself to the family, and witness
CAPCOM’s sinister return to form.
It has a PlayScore of 8.53.
23.
Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
One of our most recent entries, prepare for
a jaw-dropping “indie triple AAA” experience
from the creators of the Devil May Cry reboot.
With their team of 15 people, Ninja Theory
has managed to wow critics and gamers alike,
receiving high marks on many review platforms.
Venture to the depths of the underworld, and
help its ailing protagonist fufill a personal
journey through the land of the Northmen.
Senua’s quest for answers is made even more
interesting as she struggles through the pains
of a necrotic arm and her bouts of haunting
pyschosis.
With its binaural audio to simulate her madness,
impeccable visual design, and compelling story,
Hellblade is a landmark in emotional and sensory
experience.
It has a PlayScore of 8.53.
22.
Prey
The latest in Bethesda’s long lineup of Action
RPGs.
Arkane Studios finally escapes from development
hell to bring is a stellar retelling of the
popular Prey franchise.
Set in an alternate universe, play as Morgan
Yu as he joins the research team of Talos
1, and unwittingly signs himself up to a battle
against hostile aliens.
With unique weapons and his newfound supernatural
abilities, help him escape his gruesome fate
and find his way out of the facility.
Developed by the same team that brought us
Dishonered, Prey is sure to wow hardcore FPS
fans.
It has a PlayScore of 8.59.
21.
StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void
The first Blizzard Game on our list.
A standalone expansion to their award winning
classic.
This was the crown-jewel of Real Time Strategy
games.
It opened new doors to the genre, spawning
numerous games that take inspiration to their
well-crafted complexities.
It’s main focus is the game’s new storyline
and a casual experience for non-competitive
players.
Taking notes from their original’s concerns,
the co-op mode was a pleasant surprise for
those who don’t want to play the game alone.
Aside from that, new units, and a strong campaign
really takes this game to a whole new level
despite its 8 years of longevity.
It receives a PlayScore of 8.60
20.
Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag
While not the latest Assassin’s Creed Game,
Black Flag seems to have benefitted from its
sharp steer away from the cliches of the mother
franchise.
Dive into a tale rooted in the Golden Age
of Piracy, and embark on the excitements of
naval misadventures.
Sail through the seas with your hardy crew
of pirates as you sing songs of old tales
and watch towering ships become flotsam against
your barrage of cannons.
Compared to the memorable naval warfare and
ship improvements, the AC components might
sometimes feel like a nuisance to your grand
affairs.
But, overall, it’s still the best in the series
so far.
Reunite with your loyal crew, and sing along
to their beautiful sea shanties!
It has a PlayScore of 8.6
19.
Tales of Berseria
The sixteenth main installment of the acclaimed
Tales series.
Berseria steps away from their usual jolliness
of the series as they take you on a mission
for vengeance in the world of Desolation.
Somewhat a prequel to Zestiria, follow Velvet
Crowe and her party of misfits brought together
by their struggles and goals.
Released a year after Zestiria, this title
offers a host of new improvements on combat,
framerates, and hotkeys.
Generic environment and backtracking locations
aside, Berseria provides an emotional experience
with its storytelling and lovable characters.
It has a PlayScore of 8.61.
18.
Overwatch
Rising from the mistakes of their last MMOFPS
attempt, Titan, Blizzard has struck gold with
this latest IP in almost two decades.
It revolutionized the Team FPS genre, forming
the perfect balance of style and substance,
and creating a perfect haven for both newbies
and veterans.
Even with just 25 characters, the game manages
to offer a striking diversity.
Explore each of their strengths, and find
the perfect synergies as you dive into randomized
maps to escort payloads, assault attackers,
and take control points.
For an FPS doused in fun and fast-paced action,
it’s offers a fair amount of layered strategic
nuances that make it all the better.
Winning last year’s Game of the Year, it receives
a PlayScore of 8.65.
17.
Saints Row IV
Deep Silver’s open world action adventure
returns for it fourth title, packed wth more
hilarious parodies, and godlike fun.
The world is your playground as you return
as the badass Saints boss ready for more over-the-top
action.
But this time, the street gang leader has
made his way to the white house, gaining newfound
super abilities and battling against an alien
invasion.
Their new premise opens us up to a whole new
world of possibilities.
Whether you wanna stick to the story, or mess
about in super speed races or climbing around
in alien towers–there’s nothing standing
in your way.
With its trademark hilarity, combined with
the superpowered liberties, Saints Row IV
receives a PlayScore of 8.68.
16.
Grand Theft Auto V
Rockstar’s latest entry to their Grand Theft
Auto series is packed to the brim with new
features that fill Los Santos with more mayhem
and excitement.
Despite being released in 2013, it has remained
an all-time favorite among fans of the franchise.
Its introduction of three new characters have
played a central part in the title’s innovations.
Switch between Michael, Trevor, and Franklin
as they go about their dysfunctional lives
in decidedly criminal fashion.
In keeping with the outrageous freedom of
the franchise, let go of all your social inhibitions
and do whatever the hell you want.
Punch old ladies, visit the strip club, play
a round of golf, or just blow things up.
Polished, and still wildly entertaining, it
receives a PlayScore of 8.69.
15.
Far Cry 3
For the third installment of the iconic fps,
Far Cry has pulled all the stops, pumping
up the volume on its open world elements,
and giving us a story to remember.
Take on the shoes of the licensed pilot, Jason
Brody, as his vacation in paradise becomes
an eye-opening battle against a psychopathic
villain.
Roam around the lush landscapes and take in
the sights of its gorgeous island as you prepare
for the sickening violence to come.
Raid bases, hang glide above forests, and
enjoy its exhilarating first-person adventure.
It has a PlayScore of 8.7.
14.
Dark Souls II: Scholar Of The First Sin
This third and final installment of the Souls
franchise is the perfect send-off for the
series.
Scholar of the First Sin was the proving ground
for the future of FromSoftware’s games,
and with this installment, it sets the bar
high with its fast-paced combat and improved
visuals.
Get ready for more unmitigated chaos as you
fight against huge bosses and struggle through
its unbalanced game design.
Ending the series as we know it, Dark Souls
II caps it all off with enemies and locations
that bear witness its deep and intricate lore.
It receives a PlayScore of 9.18
13.
Doom
Get ready for an adrenaline-pumping shootfest
with Id Software’s revival of the classic
Doom.
While it sheds off its pixelated past, Doom’s
high definition comeback opens it up to a
new level of action, gore, and bloody executions.
Follow him as he ventures to the infected
Planet of Mars.
Use your wide array of futuristic weapons
and watch those poor demons squeal in terror
as you tear them apart, limb by vicious limb.
Packed a brand new multiplayer mode, it pales
in comparison to the grandeur of its satisfying
single-player campaign.
It has a PlayScore of 8.72.
12.
Bayonetta
Dante’s long-lost sister.
Probably.
Recently released on the PC, this hack and
slash adventure improves on all fronts due
to its smooth optimization to the said platform.
With smooth 60 frames per second and 4K support,
what’s not to love about our favorite witch?
After awakening from her mysterious slumber,
step into Bayonetta’s heels as she faces
off angels and creatures in the modern world.
Gameplay is similar to CAPCOM’s Devil May
series, take down enemies with your slender
legs, silky smooth hair and stunning looks.
It receives a PlayScore of 8.74
11.
DiRT Rally
An authentic rally game and possibly, to date.
DiRT Rally puts you on the driver’s seat of
powerful cars as you steer your way through
its unforgiving terrain.
Forge through deadly ravines on snow capped
hills and brace yourself for steep dives through
the countryside.
It’s a rally enthusiast’s dream with smooth
resolutions and lush graphics.
You can almost feel the wind and mud blowing
through your hair.
And, with it’s challenging courses, it has
responsive controls to help you drive through
the madness.
No casuals allowed.
It has a PlayScore of 8.74
10.
Middle Earth: Shadow Of Mordor
The only good LotR game released during this
generation.
With Shadow of War coming this October, let’s
return to the game that started it all.
Not really canon, witness an unwritten story
about a Ranger seeking vengeance from the
men responsible for his family’s death.
Before there was Frodo and Sam, there was
Talion and Celebrimbor.
Two different beings with one goal: Stop Sauron.
This hack and slash game dazzles us with fast-paced
combat and slick, brutal animations.
Shift seamlessly into wraith mode with Celebrimbor’s
abilities, or go on a rampage while riding
a Caragor.
It was well-received due to its surprisingly
addictive gameplay and its unique Nemesis
System.
However, it suffered from its weak story.
It has a PlayScore of 8.76
9.
DmC: Devil May Cry
CAPCOM’s well-loved franchise just had a
massive makeover.
No longer their development concern, Ninja
Theory steps into the pedestal to take over
Dante’s radical hack and slash adventure.
This reboot kicks off with a new and seemingly
weirder Dante.
No longer a half-demon, half-human, he’s
now a creature born with demonic and angelic
abilities.
With this new change, travel to Limbo and
unleash the power of blue and light with your
movesets.
Similar to the previous titles, the combo
rating system makes a return and not to mention
new badass weapons fit for a guy like Dante.
Also having a sweet makeover is of course
Dante’s twin brother, Vergil.
Together they team up to stop the evil Mundus
from taking their city apart.
Despite its mixed reception about Dante, It
still receives a PlayScore of 8.78
8.
Tomb Raider
Crystal Dynamics’ reboot to the legendary
female spelunker takes us to her salad days.
Join Lara and her hearty crew of researchers
as they get marooned by the gods to an uncharted
island in the Devil’s Triangle.
Veering away from its polygonal visuals, embrace
the power of their very own graphics engine
that re-shapes Lara Croft to perfection.
Just like the classics, use Lara’s various
explorer skills to survive against the hostile
inhabitants of the island.
Use your gun, bow and arrow or engage in fisticuffs
with the local fauna.
The game is lauded for its lush semi open-world,
insane visuals and thrilling set-pieces.
However, some gamers are calling this a female
Uncharted.
But that’s a story for another time.
It receives a PlayScore of 8.81
7.
Dota 2
Making its humble beginnings as a WarCraft
mod, Valve won the rights to the forefather
of the MOBA genre from under Blizzard’s nose
and the rest, as they say, is history.
Working with the game’s pioneering designers,
this sequel is a vast improvement with overhauled
graphics, improved UI, and remodeled heroes.
It looks fresh, vibrant, and endlessly inviting.
But looks aside, Dota 2 is one of the most
punishing yet rewarding experiences out there
with its lineup of continually balanced heroes
and deep strategic mechanics.
It’s complex, but once you learn the ropes,
you’ll learn that its addictingly worthwhile.
It has a PlayScore of 8.83.
6.
South Park: The Stick Of Truth
Trey Parker and Matt Stone’s comedic monster
reaches the videogame industry.
What could possibly go wrong?
Censorship issues aside, this turn-based RPG
from Ubisoft takes you to a fart-bending fantasy
adventure in the quiet little town of South
Park, Colorado.
Customize your own kid and be one of the boys
to protect the fabled Stick of Truth.
A regular wooden stick that holds no mystical
power.
Friendships will be tested as you embark on
a perilous adventure filled with anal jokes
and bite-sized maturity.
It receives a PlayScore of 8.97
5.
Borderlands 2
The irreverent cel-shaded FPS welcomes you
back to the steampunk world of Pandora.
And if you thought the first one was an epic
success, then their second title is a worthy
surprise–walking the series into the genre’s
Hall of Fame.
Fixing the mistakes of the original and improving
on all fronts, Borderlands 2 comes packed
with a whole new story, upgraded class system,
and a whole array of exciting, random-generated
loot.
To top it all off, its dark and gritty narratives
provides a fitting backdrop to its signature
humor.
Garnering critical praise, a market success,
and a Game of the Year award, it has a PlayScore
of 9.05.
4.
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
Snake returns with a horn on his head and
a lust for revenge.
After the events of Peace Walker, follow his
quest for bloody vengeance against the mysterious
Skullface.
With a revolutionary emergent gameplay, roam
around three distinct open-world locations
and test your tactical espionage skills.
Choose your style and decide between full-on
stealth or bamboozling fun.
Hideo Kojima’s final Metal Gear game had
its fair share of mixed reviews.
Although it scored numerous perfect 10’s
and ultimately given a Game of the Year title,
it still feels like an unfinished entry.
You feel it too, don’t you?
Nevertheless, it’s good and it has a PlayScore
of 9.13
3.
Dishonored
When it comes to the ultimate stealth experience,
it has to be Arkhane Studios’ first-person
adventure.
With its sequel on the loose with a PlayScore
of 7.20, this original truly stands out in
comparison.
Return to the unlucky shoes of Corvo Attano
as he vindicates himself from a false accusation.
Experience stealth like never before.
With the ability of teleportation, time-manipulation,
shapeshifting and more, control the environment
as you see fit.
Unlike most first person shooters, this game
is so open-ended you can approach the game
with or without killing too much.
It receives a PlayScore of 9.15
2.
The Witcher III: Wild Hunt
CD Projekt RED’s latest and possibly final
entry of the Witcher franchise proves that
development budget isn’t always a problem.
It only had at least 80 million dollars compared
to Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto V which had
almost 300 million dollars.
You could say it’s an example of a triple
A title with a minimal budget.
By the time the game launched, it gained universal
acclaim.
Players swooned over Geralt of Rivia’s character
as he ventures into unknown lands fighting
beasts and banging sorceresses.
It’s widely praised for its branching story,
morally gray choices, and a massive open-world
to explore.
Heck, it even conquered Poland’s economy
due to their gigantic sales!
It receives a PlayScore of 9.31
1.
And the best Triple A Game on the PC is BioShock
Infinite
Soar through the skies and enter the floating
city where everything is not what you expected.
Follow Booker DeWitt, a man caught between
a troubled past . He’s tasked to search
for a woman named Elizabeth in order to repay
his gambling debts.
This premise sets up their grand adventure
together in a mind-bending clusterfuck.
Use the power of mysterious Vigors or use
a variety of American guns to take down enemies;
most importantly, marvel at the glorious Skyhook
that enables you to swing around Colombia’s
rails.
We might get a few bad feedbacks with this
one, but Irrational Games’ first person
shooter really did a number on our database.
Apart from being part one of the best videogames
of all time, Infinite won the many hearts
of this generation with its fantastic storytelling,
feverish combat and a gorgeous city of Colombia
to discover.
There’s always a man, a lighthouse, a city,
and a PlayScore of 9.32

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