While you may think of multiplayer games when you think of PC gaming. The fact of the matter is the PC has some truly amazing single player games. Today I am looking at 10 of the very best single player games the PC has to offer.
10. Life Is Strange
This may seem like a strange choice, but Life Is Strange is one of the best stories you can play on the PC. This is an episodic game where you play as a college student called Max. Max walks into the wrong bathroom at the wrong time and learns that she has a special power that allows her to rewind time. There is more gameplay in Life Is Strange than in the TellTale adventure games, but it is the story that really hooks you. With choices that feel like they matter, Life Is Strange is a game that is a rollercoaster ride from beginning to end.
9. XCOM 2
Next up we have something a little more strategic for you. XCOM 2 is a real time strategy game that rewards patient and clever thinking. You need to think about what you do and if you are brave enough to play this on iron man difficulty then your decisions can have dire consequences! With a really cool alien invasion story, XCOM 2 is one of those games where you keep telling yourself, just one more mission! And then before you know it three hours have passed.
8. The Witcher III: Wild Hunt
Ok so The Witcher III may be a bit of an acquired taste, but when it gets its hooks into you it does not let go. This is a large open world adventure/RPG game where you play as Geralt. There is no shortage of missions for you to do in this game and while the story is excellent. Going around the world and just doing random stuff is a huge part of what makes the game so much fun. With some excellent graphics and voice acting, playing The Witcher III is like being in your own movie.
7. Resident Evil VII
Some people have no idea that Resident Evil VII is even on the PC which is a shame! This is a whole new take on the Resident Evil series. Rather than be third person and action-based like Resident Evil 5 and 6 were. Resident Evil VII goes back to its horror roots. With a new first person perspective, you will be looking for your girlfriend around an old plantation. A plantation that has more horror, monsters, and death than you could possibly imagine. Even if you have not played a Resident Evil game in a while, this is a great and scary way to get back in.
6. Gears of War 4
The whole Gears of War franchise is an epic sci-fi shooter fest that could fill up half this list. Only on PC and Xbox, Gears of War 4 is a game that managed to walk the fine line of paying respect to the characters we all love as well as introducing a whole new bunch. Gears of War 4 did not reinvent the wheel when it came to cover shooters, but it boasted some of the best graphics of this generation of games and it is a riot to play.
5. Grand Theft Auto V
While there is an online component to GTA V. Let’s face it the real draw here is the epic single player story that Rockstar created. You play as three different characters, Franklin, Michael, and Trevor. Playing as three different characters and being able to switch between them was something new for the series. The “LA” world that the game is set in is massive and there is always something to do. Playing through GTA V is one of those experiences that you will never forget. With a ton of side missions, heists and general mayhem to cause there is no way you are getting through this game in a hurry.
4. Half-Life 2
We may never get a Half-Life 3 or even an Episode 3, but there is no denying that while it is the better part of 15 years old at this point. Half-Life 2 is still a masterpiece of storytelling. You play the role of a silent protagonist called Morgan Freeman, the story unfolds around him and there is no way that you will not get sucked in and feel invested into what is going on. With monsters from another dimension, head crabs, an invasion and so much more. Half-Life 2 is one of the best single player experiences on any gaming platform, but if you want the best version, PC is where it is at.
3. Batman Arkham Knight
The Arkham series has been a master class of storytelling since Batman Arkham Asylum and truth be told, you need to play all of the games in this series. The last game, Arkham Knight ties everything together. With a large open Gotham City for you to play in and you can now get behind the wheel of the Batmobile. Batman controls better than ever and stringing together huge combos makes you feel super powerful. The story is great, but there are a ton of side mission stories for you to do as well which help flesh out the story even more.
2. Bioshock Infinite
The whole BioShock trilogy are amazing single players games,but the third game in the series, BioShock Infinite is extra special. You play as a drunk, down on his luck Pinkerton called Booker DeWitt. You have been hired to go to the floating city of Columbia to retrieve a girl to “wipe away the debt.” The reasons for doing this are not explained at first, but when you meet Elizabeth (the girl) the game takes a dramatic turn, so much so that you will be willing to do anything to protect her. With an ending that will knock your socks off, BioShock Infinite is a gem of a game.
1. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
There is no shortage of massive open world games on the PC, especially those with a single player setting. Skyrim though is a cut above the rest. This is a game that was head and shoulders above any other fantasy game when it was first released. Thankfully because of some amazing modders. Skyrim seems to get better and better on a yearly basis. With adding in crazy new stuff, improving the textures and much more. Skyrim is one of those games that can easily take over your life if you let it.