PC gaming is undergoing a bit of a resurgence. As performance easily outstrips even next generation consoles for similarly competitive prices, and PC game prices tending to be as much as 50% lower than that of AAA titles, it’s not hard to see why. Thanks to increasing internet speeds, it’s also becoming far easier to play online with friends, and there are some excellent titles to try. Here’s a list of the most famous ones.
World of Warcraft
World of Warcraft is easily one of the most famous multiplayer games for PC. A massively multiplayer online title, it was released back in 2004 and is still going strong even in 2013, with over 7.7 million subscribers. Admittedly this figure is down from the title’s peak number of players, when it was over 12 million in 2010. A fantasy action roleplaying game, it’s had four expansions since its release, and players have spent a staggering 6 million years exploring the world of Azeroth.
Battlefield 3 is a different kind of beast to World of Warcraft, instead being a realistic first person shooter which as well as having a dedicated single player campaign, also has a co-operative mode and extensive multiplayer online modes. The game has won multiple awards, and within its first week sold over 5 million copies.
Team Fortress 2
Team Fortress is another famous multiplayer game, and was created by Valve. Although this is also a first person shooter, unlike Battlefield 3, the game is free to play and is multi-player only. Valve regularly update the game, and have also made tools available to allow players to create their own modifications and levels. It regularly appears in Steam’s top games by current player count, and has also won numerous awards.
There are many more popular multiplayer games available for PC, ranging from indie smash hit Minecraft, to Valve strategy hit DOTA 2, and that looks set to be a trend that will continue.