When you wish to loosen up, relax and freshen up mentally after a hard day at work, there is nothing like playing a couple of games on your PC for an hour or two. 2012 witnessed a slew of most spectacular PC games ever such as Batman: Arkham City, Halo 4, Dishonored, Assassin Creed 3, and FIFA 13.
2013 does not seem to be any different from this perspective with better games getting released in terms of graphics and playability. Game developing companies are leaving no stone unturned to provide the avid gaming community with only the best personal computer games that can be created. Please find below 6 of the top PC games of 2013 released by leading gaming companies.
Top PC Games Of 2013
1. Crysis 3:
One of the most amazing and spectacular first person shooter game available in the market right now is Crysis 3, the third and the greatest sequel in the extremely popular and genre defining Crysis game series. This game was created by Crytek and released in February 2013 for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and Windows PC.
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Crysis 3 has already garnered several awards for its unique in-game features and has been critically acclaimed by the gaming community. Hardware requirements to play this game at its optimum resolution and clarity are Windows 7 or Windows 8, 4 GB of dedicated RAM, 2.4 GHz processor, HD Graphic card, and at least 12 GB of space available on your HDD. This game is definitely one of the best personal computer game launched in 2013.
2. GTA V:
GTA 5 is a game eagerly awaited by not only Grand Theft Auto fans, but also by the entire gaming fraternity in general. This game has been created by Rock Star Games as the 5th installment in the acclaimed Grand Theft Auto game series.
The game was launched in September this year at a high-profile event attended by top invitees from the gaming industry. Get set to pilot the biggest line up of vehicles since Grand Theft Auto 4 including a large number of planes, cars, bikes, trucks, helicopters, all-terrain vehicles, and jet skis.
3. Bioshock Infinite:
One of the coolest first person shooter games released this year is BioShock Infinite created by 2K Games and released in March 2013 for Windows PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3. BioShock Infinite is the 3rd installment in the highly popular Bioshock series and has been praised highly by gaming critics all around the world.
Hardware requirements to play this game at its optimum resolution and clarity are Windows 7 32 or 64 bit, minimum 2 GB of dedicated RAM, 20 GB of free space on your hard disk drive and a 1024 MB memory graphics card.
4. DmC: Devil May Cry:
Devil May Cry or DMC in short is a hack and slash game developed by Capcom for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and Windows PC. It was released in January of this year with most of its players having expressed their satisfaction with the gameplay garnering all round positive reviews.
The Devil May Cry is an action, slash and hack type game franchise published by one of the pioneers of the gaming revolution, Capcom for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Windows PC and developed by Ninja Theory.
It is the 5th installment of the highly praised Devil May Cry game series serving as a rehash of the original game. Announced in 2011 during the Game Show held at Tokyo, the game is set in an augmented reality environment in the DMC game series.
It mainly concentrates on the protagonist of the game, a character by the name Dante, a young chap with super natural powers comes under a wave of attacks by a seemingly sinister town called as Limbo City which is the abode of netherworld creatures.
The reboot of the Devil May Cry game series was called for by Capcom resulting in the game being developed from a Western point of view in direct contrast to the original game. The publishing company, Capcom also aided the developer Ninja Theory in creation of the game play in order to remind gamers of the engrossing game play of the unsurpassed original.
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Although, preliminary reaction to the title was mostly negative as a consequence of redesign of the main character, Dante, nevertheless Devil May Cry garnered rave reviews by game websites who applauded the game play. Hardware requirements to play this game at its optimal best are Windows 8 or Windows 7, 2.8 GHz processor, 2 GB of dedicated RAM, high-definition graphic card, and a minimum free space of 8 GB on your hard disk drive.
5. Tomb Raider:
Another noteworthy adventure action video game is Tomb Raider. Tomb Raider was published by the well-known game publisher, Square Enix. Tomb Raider is the 5th installment developed by Crystal Dynamics in the hugely popular Tomb Raider game series.
As the first entrant in a rebooted Tomb Raider game series, the game is a rehash that places emphasis on re-constructed origins of the influential main character, the widely known Lara Croft. Tomb Raider was released in March of this year for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Windows PC.
After the launch of Tomb Raider Underworld in the year 2008, Crystal Dynamics started development of Tomb Raider. Rather than creating a sequel, the entire team decided to completely reboot the franchise establishing the origin of the character Lara Croft for the second time in a row after Tomb Raider Legend.
The Tomb Raider game starts on an island by the name Yamatai from which the lead character Lara Croft must escape while being hunted down by her enemies and save her friends from a malevolent cult.
Game play focuses more on survival although the exploration mode has been utilized in the game when exploring the island and various tomb levels. As a matter of fact, it is also the first game in the franchise to have a multiplayer mode and the first game to be published by Square Enix after the acquisition of Eidos Interactive in the year 2009.
Tomb Raider went on to sell 1 million copies within just 48 hours of its release and has sold nearly 4 million copies worldwide till date. Hardware requirements to play this game at its optimal resolution are Windows 8 or Windows 7 32 or 64 bit, 1 GB of dedicated RAM, 2.6 GHz processor, and a minimum 12 GB of free space on the hard disk drive.
6. Dead Space 3:
Published by Electronic Arts and developed by Visceral Games, Dead Space 3 is a third person perspective survival shooter horror game. Announced in June 2012 and released internationally in February 2013, it is the worthy sequel to Dead Space 2 and the third major installment in the highly acclaimed Dead Space game series.
Basically set in the Tau Volantis, a frozen planet, the game follows lead characters, John Carver and Isaac Clarke as they struggle to bring the threat to humanity from the Necromorphs to an end.
Dead Space 3 is primarily a life or death struggle between the returning main characters, a new co-operative character Sgt. John Carver and Isaac Clarke and the Necromorphs, which are nothing but human dead bodies brought back to life by the rays of the Marker, an alien artifact.
The RIG or the Resource Integration Gear suit makes a comeback using holographic display projected from the player’s weapons and suit to reflect health and ammunition count. In areas of vacuum, a timer will appear on the player’s right side indicating how much oxygen a character has at his disposal before he suffocates to death.
Besides the Necromorphs making a comeback, Dead Space 3 features a huge cast of enemies, most of them new when compared to the original. One classic example is the Waster whose attacks change based on how it is dismembered. Another classic example is the Nexus a giant insect like creature that can swallow or crush people.
Other obstacles in Dead Space 3 include environmental hazards like giant mining drill and falling machinery apart from a human enemy, Unitologist soldiers. Hardware requirements to play this game with all its glorious graphical capabilities are Windows 8 or Windows 7 32 or 64 bit, 4 GB of dedicated RAM, 2.13 GHz processor, a compatible 3D graphics card and a minimum of 10 GB of free space on the hard disk drive.
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