Me: Hi, I’m Adrian Werner and I’m a huge PCgamingholic
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Now a bit more seriously, in this blog you will find comprehensive listing of all worthwhile PC games that appeared in past years as well as selection of the most promising upcoming titles.
What do I mean by “worthwhile” and “promising”? Well, I never intended to just wildly list every game that can be played on PC, so I had to set up some criteria. For games that already were released the easiest way to judge their quality is through reviews. This listing originated from Gamespot and for long time it was the main source of reviews for this list.However in recent year or two Gamespot has switched to mostly console-only site. PCgames are getting reviewed with long delays or they don’t get reviewed at all. So I’ve switched to IGN as my main source of reviews and game links. IGN PC has large of staff and reviews almost all retail PC releases and also plenty of those released only through digital distribution. So IGN it is when it comes to review scores here. There are exceptions though,when I don’t use IGN. Mostly because while IGN staff reviews a lot of games, they still aren’t capable of reviewing all. Because of that I tried to choose the most respectable and trustworthy “back up” sites for this task. This way IGN ratings are supplemented by Gametunnel for indie games, Adventuregamers for well… adventure games, Gamezebo for casual games (altough here I do put harsher criteria than for “core games”. Core games are included from 7.0 and higher scores, casual ones only from 8.0 and higher). This is supplemented by Out of Eight, which is a great review site that often takes interests in games few other sites do. If a year ends and a promising game hasn’t been reviewed on any of those sites only then I will try to find some other trustworthy source for review.
For upcoming titles it’s obviously harder to pick the games. I rely on my instincts, but since those can never be trusted fully I always need some backing up first. The most obvious one is if the game is made by people who already have proven themselves with other games or mods or if it’s a sequel to a good game. Those are the main criteria, but they aren’t enough. I take real pleasure in listing lots of indie games and those are mostly done by newcomers, it’s a bit better if they previously made a good freeware titles, but that’s not always a case. So in cases of indie titles I like to use awards and nominations for such awards, especially those from Independent Games Festival or at the very least the game should have positive previews before I list them.
All this is done to show the good side of PC gaming, so positive selection was necessary. I hope those listings will be useful to you and will help you to discover interesting games you had no idea about.
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