Holiday Helper: PC Games of 2010
Just like console games, PC games make great gifts for the holiday season, and even though PC hardware is a bit more expensive than say an Xbox 360, it remains the preferred platform for state of the art games, first person shooters, and strategy games.
PC games are also excellent last minute buys since many of them can be purchased online as a direct download.
This means they’ll almost never be sold out, and you don’t have to worry about paying for overnight shipping (or any shipping) to ensure they’ll make it on time.
Direct downloads can be purchased through gaming portals like Steam or often found on the game publisher’s website.
But enough about all that. Let’s check out some of the top games this year.
Top Games for PC:
Starcraft II is the long awaited sequel to the critically acclaimed Starcraft series. Even though the original came out over 12 years ago, it remained amongst the most popular real time strategy titles throughout the world. Why did it take Blizzard so long to produce a sequel? Because they wanted to make sure they got it just right, and they did.
The second most popular PC game on alaTest is yet another strategy game. Civ V is the latest installment of the popular Civilization series, started way back in 1991. With Civ V comes enhanced graphics, new features, and a completely new approach to the game play. It’s days of fun for both Civ veterans and newbies alike.
Fallout is yet another old series getting a second wind. Last year’s Fallout 3 was an enjoyable return to the 1997 classic, but still left much to be desired for players of the original title. Fallout: New Vegas returns to the satirical roots of the Fallout series turning it into one of the best games of the year.
Mass Effect 2 is currently the second highest rated Xbox 360 Game on alaTest, and even though it’s the exact same game for the PC, it can’t quite compete with the top PC titles (PC really does have the best titles out there), dropping it down to fourth position on the charts. Still, Mass Effect 2 offers a in-depth storyline, excellent graphics, and exciting game play.
Gentlemen, start your engines! F1 2010 is the epitome of PC racing, putting you in the driver seat of your very own Formula One race car, racing on all 19 of the FIA Formula One 2010 Championships in near photorealistic beauty. Experience the thrill of racing in realistic dynamic weather conditions, moments after tweaking your car to peak performance.
All these games are just the tip of the iceberg. There are literally hundreds of highly rated PC games on alaTest, including The Sims 3, Battlefield Bad Company 2, Dragon Age Origins, World of Warcraft, EVE Online, Left 4 Dead 2, and many many more. Go ahead and take a look at our PC Gaming Section and decide which are your favorites.