The personal computer has always remained a favorite for gamers.
No matter how many gaming consoles you have in the market or an infinite stream of games on your mobile device, nothing beats the personal computer or PC experience.
During the 1990s and early 2000, there was a phase when critics had started wondering about the future of PC gaming, thanks to the introduction of excellent gaming consoles such as the PlayStation.
However, time has proved them wrong and gamers had all along kept their faith in the PC. The flexibility and power available on a PC cannot be matched with that of a gaming console and gamers know this better than anyone.
As a result, games have been developed for this medium and there have been plenty of takers. While some games were not so popular, others just became cult hits and were more akin to evergreen classics that could be played over and over again.
Today, PC gaming has reached an era of abundance where games are being launched every day. But, there are only a few that have stood the test of time.
If you are just starting off or want to create your own gaming library, just scroll through to find out about some of the most amazing games. While some of them are being played for years, others are new releases that can be tried and tested for a better gaming experience.
Here’s the list of the top 10 PC games.
We Highly recommend you to read the PC Games Buying Guide at the end of this article to get in-depth knowledge about latest PC games technologies and tips on making an informed decision about which product to buy for your needs
- Let's explore the list and have a look at the features along with the pros and cons of the Top 10 Best PC Games in India.
Top 10 Best PC Games in India
Although my favorite among all is Doom but you must check all of them to make your buying decision.
Buyer's Guide - How to Purchase PC Games
The gaming sector is booming at the moment. There is no dearth of games and with plenty of genres to choose from, gamers are spoilt for choice. Although, gaming consoles and handheld devices have made a foray into this space, a lot of gamers still love to use their personal computers or desktops for gaming.
Not only is the market filled with excellent quality gaming laptops and desktops, accessories and peripherals, the market is also seeing a steady release of different types of games. If you are buying a game, check beforehand whether it is compatible with your PC or not.
The minimum system requirements can be checked online and it is better to be prepared. Still wondering about the next game that you should get? Check out our guide to find out the best computer games.
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Select a Game Genre/Category
If you are a gaming buff, you must already be aware of your favorite categories or genre. But, if you are a novice and have just tried a few games, it is better to start off with an understanding of gaming categories. Here’s the list of established genres that are generally found in the market.
Once you are acquainted with these basic gaming genres, it becomes easier to choose a game. Whether you are selecting computer games for yourself or a loved one, a fair idea about their interests will go a long way in choosing interesting games.
Check game reviews
Although there are plenty of games in the market, reviewers are constantly updating their views on different games. It is always wise to check a few reviews before buying any game.
It not only gives you an understanding about its genre, it includes opinions of expert gamers and critics who identify the strong and weak points of the game. If you happen to select games for children, it is particularly important to check whether it is age appropriate or not.
But, never rely on a single review, try to get a general overview by consulting different articles. There are dedicated sites on the internet that provide a lot of information about games and it can certainly serve as a reference point.
Find reliable games websites
There are a number of gaming websites that help you to gather knowledge about different genres, play trial runs or allow you to play free levels of a certain game. These websites can be reference points for selecting different types of computer games.
It is also a good option to try out some of the free games before buying an expensive one. Dedicated gaming websites for children are also available and it is a good idea to check them out before selecting games for your kids.
Visit a game store
A game store may be the perfect place to get a basic idea about the most popular games. Try asking the shop attendant about new games, different genres or age appropriate games that can be tried out. You can also enquire about discounted games or some old games that are still available in the shop for a cheaper price.
It is more than likely that these people will give you a great overview because most of them are into games and play different types of games regularly. Look for a detailed description of a game at the back of the box. It will give a general impression of the plot and gameplay.
If you see a ‘Features section’, do not forget to check it out. The pictures might also give you an idea of its graphics. If you don’t like it, put it back and if you seem to like it, call a salesperson, know some more about the game and get it home.
Check for Returns/Exchange
It is always best to get games from a shop that offers returns/ exchanges or refunds. While a game may look attractive, it might not offer a great gaming experience. In such cases, returns or refunds might come handy.
However, if you are buying games from online stores, check out their return policy before placing an order. In most cases, there are options to request a refund which can be used as a credit for purchasing other games from the store.
Try to find rentals
Renting a few computer games before buying it can be an excellent idea. It not only gives you a first-hand view, it is lighter on the pocket and therefore a better option than buying. If you like certain versions of a particular game, you can always buy it later.
People working in these rental stores can also guide you about popular games.
Find out game ratings
A self-regulated rating system has been employed by the gaming industry because a lot of gamers do not log onto age appropriate content. It is therefore wise to check out the game ratings before purchasing it. ‘E’ indicates ‘Everyone’ and refers to games designed for younger players.
These can be used by children 6 and above. These games are safe for everyone and are still entertaining for the older audience as well. ‘EC’ is another category designed for children and rates games for Early Childhood. It is however, suitable only for children between 3 and 5 years.
A ‘T’ rating on the other hand, will refer to games for Teens aged 13 and above. These games are sometimes appropriate for younger children also so you have to look at the factors that determined its rating.
‘M’ refers to ‘Mature’ games for ages 17 and above. In most cases, these games portray violence and it is best to steer clear of these games if you have kids at home. There are also ‘AO’ games which are suitable only for adults.
It may use explicit language, violence or sexual content which may not be appropriate for a lot of people. ‘X’ ratings are also given to these games.
Finally, when you are ready to purchase a computer game think of all the peripherals that you require. Find out if your PC or desktop is compatible for games. If not, there are plenty of upgrades available in the market.