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Top 10 Amazing PC Games Console Players Have Never Played!

VO: Dan Paradis
Script written by Dimitri Vadrahanis That’s a real bummer, dude. These are the timeless classics and genre defining blockbusters that Playstation, Xbox & Nintendo user have never had a chance to try! Welcome to and today we’re counting down our picks for the Top 10 PC Games Console Players Have Never Played! Special thanks to our user “Dan Paradis” for suggesting this topic using our interactive suggestion tool at http://WatchMojo.comSuggest

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Top 10 PC Games that Console Players Have Never Played

Master race or not, PC gaming has a lot of things going for it. Welcome to and today we’ll be counting down our top 10 PC games that console players have never played.

For this list, we’re highlighting great titles that never made their way to other platforms, and can only be experienced on PC.

#10: “Baldur’s Gate” (1998) & “Baldur’s Gate II: Shadows of Amn” (2000)

BioWare’s first entry in the RPG genre, the Baldur’s Gate games and their expansions, were revolutionary and incredibly influential, especially for future BioWare titles. Applying the rules and mechanics from its licensed IP, Dungeon’s and Dragons, the Baldur’s Gate series adapted what people loved about the tabletop RPG to a single player PC gaming experience. Console gamers would eventually be able to try out these mechanics, such as hidden dice-rolls that determine damage and accuracy as well as the ability to pause combat and plan your next attack, when Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic was released two years after the final Baldur’s Gate II expansion, Throne of Bhaal.

#9: “S.T.A.L.K.E.R: Shadow of Chernobyl” (2007)

One of the premier first-person survival horror franchises on the market, this first entry of the underrated trilogy never quite made it to consoles, which is probably what kept it out of the limelight. Set in the wake of Chernobyl’s nuclear meltdown, the game challenges you to stay alive in the harsh environment against the wildlife and mutants impeding your progress. With some great, realistic gunplay and a story that keeps the intrigue up and tensions mounting, this title has continued to captivate the PC faithful and remains relevant to the shooter genre even today.

#8: “Papers, Please” (2013)

One of the more bizarre entries that managed to gain a cult following, this communist inspired document thriller throws you into the colorless world of Arstotzka as a border patrol agent, working to keep your family alive. It may sound boring to those unfamiliar with the game, but after just the first couple of in-game days, we were hooked. As the game ramps up in difficulty, your mistakes start to become more and more costly, which pushes you to be more vigilant, otherwise your family gets colder, hungrier, and sicker. It’s bleak and dreary, but thematically poignant and oh so addictive.

#7: “Starcraft II” (2010)

If you pay any attention to the eSports scene, you’re undoubtedly aware of this sci-fi RTS series, and for good reason. The graphics are great, the story builds on the original title to a satisfying conclusion, and gameplay remains the most diverse and balanced of any of its competitors, as few and far between as they might be nowadays. If single player isn’t your style, getting a match on the online multiplayer only takes a few seconds and while it’s brutally unforgiving, it’s extremely rewarding when you finally win your first one on one match.

#6: “Garry’s Mod” (2004)

Probably one of the more confusing entries on this list for those unfamiliar with PC gaming, this sandbox is quite literally anything you want it to be. Whether you’re in the mood for a multiplayer shooter, a terrifying single player experience, or just want to creatively throw some objects together, you can scratch that itch in GMod. Anyone unconvinced of this games’ merits, keep in mind that it’s been captivating players for over ten years, without letting up. Jump into the sand and you’ll never have an excuse to be bored.

#5: “System Shock 2” (1999)
Fans of the horror sci-fi shooter subgenre have had no shortage of heart attacks in recent years with titles flooding both the PC and console marketplaces, but without this influential entry to help pave the way, we may not have been so lucky. Sure the graphics while impressive for their time are a little dated now, but the gameplay is still rock-solid, and the story which is told mostly through scattered audiologs contributes to an amazing atmosphere of loneliness and terror that has us wide awake at night after each play through.

#4: “Rome: Total War” (2004)

Let’s face it; console gamers have been cheated hard when it comes to the strategy genre. Regardless of why, gems like these are only found behind a computer monitor and are excuse enough for anyone to give the mouse and keyboard a shot. Fusing a turn based over world with real-time battles, Rome provides a huge amount of civilizations, units, formations, and yes, even taxation systems that would please even the most hardcore tactically minded fans, regardless of whether you want to go hands on in the battlefield, or take a back seat and relax as you watch the bodies drop.

#3: “Diablo 2” (2000)

While console gamers were fortunate enough to experience the third installment of Blizzard’s action-RPG franchise, this title is not only considered almost unanimously better than its follow-up, but also one of the best PC games of all time. There are few moments in gaming that are as bad-ass as storming Diablo’s Chaos Sanctuary solo, but the title also boasts some fast-paced, albeit not entirely balanced, PvP. Whether they’re grinding their hardcore ladder characters to level 100, or farming keys to unlock the Uber bosses, the online community has been fixated with this title for almost twenty years with no sign of letting up, which is some pretty strong quality assurance.

#2: “World of Warcraft” (2004)

When a gaming platform is centered on being online almost one hundred percent of the time, it makes sense that its games take full advantage of those capabilities, and none do it better than Blizzard’s genre defining MMORPG. With expansion after expansion keeping the game fresh and interesting for the millions of players, the world of Azeroth is still at its core an addicting, rewarding experience that continues to consume our entire lives. There’s definitely a learning curve, but finally taking down that tricky raid boss is an experience every gamer should have at least once.

#1: “League of Legends” (2009)

Probably the most successful eSport in a genre that console gamers barely get a taste of, Riot’s unimaginably popular MOBA game not only dominates online discussion on message boards and forums, but also on Twitch, YouTube, and anywhere else that is even remotely interested in games, and for good reason. Its 5 on 5 team focused gameplay allows for strategic depth, mechanical skill, mastery over not only your character, but your role as well, and allows for the most euphoric highs and crushing lows, often even in the same match. Is the community as welcoming as one might hope? Probably not, but gather some buddies and you won’t play anything else for a long while.

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