PC Games | 2013
Update #2: We’ve changed a few games around, removed some titles (The Elder Scrolls Online, Company of Heroes 2) for various reasons, and added new, more deserving titles to this very liquid list of games.
While many of us have yet to play every game that’s come out this past year, we’re already setting our sights on next year’s offerings because we’re just that excited to play what is to come. The release calendar’s looking tighter than it ever was, and that’s only for the start of the year.
It’s the end of the current generation’s console cycle, and that means graphics—like everything else—has peaked. Developers are doing everything they can with the limitations that are in place, and even more is being done with the PC versions because at this point, there’s simply no turning back.
Beyond adding more detail to the graphical quality and straining the possibilities offered by current platforms, the same is being done with multiplayer because you can’t satisfy gamers with the same offerings we’ve been getting for the past decade. Innovations are being made in every aspect of videogames, and even more is expected to come forth when the next generation of consoles comes out, when consoles find themselves on par with the PC.
It goes without saying that PCs are on the forefront of videogame development as they aren’t anywhere as constrained as their console counterparts. They are at least 5 years ahead of the pack—and that’s just a conservative estimate based on the graphics cards that’ve been available to consoles since the release of the Xbox 360 and the PlayStation 3. Advances are even farther along with processor, RAM and storage technology that’ll not only allow developers to make use of high resolution textures and detailed physics engines, but encourage them to do so.
With that in mind, we’ve put together a list of the top 15 most anticipated games for the PC. They’re on the bleeding edge of what videogames, as an entertainment medium, have to offer. Click on the next slide to proceed.