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Top 50 Best PC Games (2004 - 2017)

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Ranking the top-rated modern PC video games of all time, released between 2004 and 2017; these are highest-rated Linux, Mac or Windows games to buy on PC stores like Steam and GOG. Support this channel by getting these games through the Amazon links below: * Batman: Arkham Asylum https://goo.gl/kJks4j * Batman: Arkham City https://goo.gl/CldSeH * Bioshock https://goo.gl/q6R8aw * Bioshock Infinite https://goo.gl/SVxsmY * Borderlands 2 https://goo.gl/ReJ3zL * Company of Heroes https://goo.gl/5QflVZ * Dishonored https://goo.gl/jZ3xCQ * Dragon Age: Origins https://goo.gl/YgYqT6 * Half-Life 2 https://goo.gl/n1bpr1 * Left 4 Dead 2 https://goo.gl/f73ePH * Mass Effect https://goo.gl/3CyNhG * Mass Effect 2 https://goo.gl/Onz7RO * Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain https://goo.gl/6q63Qv * Minecraft https://goo.gl/vBv8xz * Ori and the Blind Forest https://goo.gl/GHtIVN * Pony Island https://goo.gl/MnXhf9 * Portal 2 https://goo.gl/czQj1d * Sid Meier's Civilization V https://goo.gl/DYbUoA * South Park: The Stick of Truth https://goo.gl/caK7g9 * StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty https://goo.gl/7BM5Fy * The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim https://goo.gl/HQJXZw * The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion https://goo.gl/Bucf8e * The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings https://goo.gl/wFPgXN * The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt https://goo.gl/TSGOuK * Torchlight 2 https://goo.gl/sngbRp * Valkyria Chronicles https://goo.gl/QteZrj * XCOM: Enemy Unknown https://goo.gl/Hbg6Kf In which we showcase the best PC games released between 2004 and 2017. These are the titles that received high review ratings from both critics and gamers. This ranking is based on the #PlayScore, a standard rating that averages critic and gamer reviews. whatoplay updates you with the latest, the most anticipated and the best PC, PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo, iOS and Android video games today. Subscribe now at https://www.youtube.com/user/whatoplaychannel Discover and Share your video game choices at http://www.whatoplay.com. Connect with other whatoplay followers on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Google+ - https://www.facebook.com/whatoplay - https://www.twitter.com/whatoplay - https://instagram.com/whatoplay - https://plus.google.com/100536220375867144593/.
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cory smith (6 days ago)
This list is complete trash, it's a big indie game jerk off fest. Day of the tentacle, Minecraft, Crypt Of The Necrodancer Etc are better than Half-Life 2? Anyone who actually thinks that doesn't know what the fuck they're talking about. And the Arkham series isn't a trilogy it's a tetralogy or quadrilogy, you could say rocksteady trilogy because they only made three of the four games but the arkham series is all four games. Because of the lists idiocy I just had to bring that up.
Ciller StuffedPeppers (9 days ago)
PORTAL 2!!!!!!!!!!!
xUnbrokenx89 (10 days ago)
No hotline miami?!? Hahahahahha FUCK OFF!!!
Heh (10 days ago)
Dude, where the fuck is team fortress 2 c' moon
Jouh (18 days ago)
everyone is watching and expecting to see where their favorite game falls on the list. But when it counts down to #1 and the realization hits... "Showering with your Dad Simulator isn't on the list."
Memeus Bastrad (19 days ago)
Where is Team Fortress 2 ?
Luca Capezio (20 days ago)
Portal 2 top1, that's all that matters.
Billy Idol (23 days ago)
Talos principle. seriously?
Jagdeep Cheema (23 days ago)
Where is GTA3,4,5
Pyae Sone Tun (1 month ago)
Left 4 dead 2 👍
God's Friend (1 month ago)
I specifically searched for this video to avoid the spam of indie games. And HL2 far surpasses Portal 2.
Pearson Productions (1 month ago)
I'm surprised the GTA franchise never touched this list.
Not Lab ._. (1 month ago)
Reggie Mass (1 month ago)
Your lack of opinion disturbs me.
1212 12 (1 month ago)
No half life...no list
Fortnut Helari (1 month ago)
Shittest games dont buu
AzozGamer 936 (1 month ago)
real jew (1 month ago)
Portal 2 is a really good game but its not worthy of number one, this list is just dumb
SPIRITShot Levels (1 month ago)
Where is GTA 5
Dan (1 month ago)
You misplaced or forgot about SC2, or is this top RPGs?
Luboš Kadeřábek (2 months ago)
>Firstly, update the list at the end of the year. (so exited for the new games btw) >Secondly, merging player and reviewer scores is a very bad idea, they are separate for a reason. >And thirdly, don't even rank them by these scores, because they're all very similar, popular games have more haters (this is why this list is pretty much all indie), and older games have scores largely based on standards from the time of their release. Also, please put the full, ordered list of the games in the description (because I doubt people would actually watch the whole thing in it's current state).
FetchQuestAssigner4423 (2 months ago)
Just got a top pc,converted from ps4. Just beat subnautica on max everything(damn it was beautiful) and i need new games to play lol
eazy peazy (2 months ago)
Hl2 30 minecraft 28... makes sense
Simon (2 months ago)
I fucking hate platformers
Jim B (2 months ago)
Crap list.
ay men (2 months ago)
Why nobody talks about hitman ?
La Sombra Del LoBo (2 months ago)
Just bought my first PC and I cant to to ascend into the gaming heavens.
Luboš Kadeřábek (2 months ago)
Well don't use this list then. What is your configuration?
the best pc game of all time portal 2...
Luboš Kadeřábek (2 months ago)
Hell no! It's Factorio.
haider ali (2 months ago)
This is games is bad. I am only love half life 2
chim chim (2 months ago)
Excuse me where is Purble Place?
chim chim (2 months ago)
a popular game since 2007 well it was..
Luboš Kadeřábek (2 months ago)
What is that?
Rey Rey (2 months ago)
Top 50 indie Games* This list was straight garbage. Games are supposed to be evolving tf. I don't want to play a stupid 2d, stick figure, side scrolling, text based (Unless it's like Divinity sin or Pillars of Eternity) game. Jesus
Harp9290 (3 months ago)
Where is undertake. Undertale is a masterpiece of a game and the characters and soundtrack hit me hard and made me grow passion for the game. And where is csgo a massive and great shooter that relied on skill and is a big esports player and is played by millions. And terraria which was an amazing game with a big world full of fun, exploring and a variety of challenging bosses and great mobs and ores. These games I had great memories and I think these games should have least featured in the top 5
Luboš Kadeřábek (2 months ago)
The list is just ranked by scores, it sucks. Btw I agree with Terraria (200+ h), but CS:GO is popular because it's multiplayer and quite catchy, it's not that awesome. You wouldn't put Fortnite here either.
olik WORLDS OFFICIAL (3 months ago)
You fuckheads, where is Fallout New Vegas?
ASMITA BANERJEE (3 months ago)
Gta 5 ?
The GK Channel (3 months ago)
Not a single racing game on the list?
The GK Channel (2 months ago)
Dirt 4, Project CARS2 and many. Any?
Luboš Kadeřábek (2 months ago)
Which one do you think should be there?
Kristian Berget (3 months ago)
You should rank after the metacritic score, not the playscore. Too many bad reviews that even give 0 to GTA and Zelda like wtf..
Luboš Kadeřábek (2 months ago)
It would all be thps, but certainly better than this.
Cody North (3 months ago)
Is the channel called what o play or wha to play?
Luboš Kadeřábek (2 months ago)
wha top lay
whatoplay (3 months ago)
whatoplay :)
GhOsT 👻 (3 months ago)
The fuck is this kindergarten bullshit.. Sorry but it’s true
paul a (3 months ago)
hey can u guys help me to find my childhood pc game? I literary didnt know the name of the game, this game is usually play by my cousin and i never get a chance to play it since i was little. all i know is the gameplay is hide and seek and it was 2d not 3d game. the main character that we played is criminal (i think) we came to only 1 house that lived by 1 guy, the idea is (based on what i could recall) we could place a trap to annoy that guy and we also could hide on several rooms and decoration or curtains. the first time i saw this game was 10 or 12 yrs ago. if anyone of u could help to find whats the name of the game i will be verry very appreciate it, thanks before :)
LIGI KUU (3 months ago)
Point of correction...Witcher 3 isn't the last Witcher game
Meme Sen (3 months ago)
the only rpg games i like are south park tsot and MAYBE undertale, too many rpgs. also, i dont like borderlands 2, i only really like borderland tps! although i havent played borderlands 1 yet
BCookies (3 months ago)
BCookies (3 months ago)
Knack is ps4 exclusive
batman700 (3 months ago)
Where is World Of Warcraft?
Abdalrahman Omar (3 months ago)
whatoplay you forget gta 5 most selling and best game before fortnite and gta sa is best game in 2004
addy bee (3 months ago)
Where is the gameplay?
Luboš Kadeřábek (2 months ago)
It's mostly trailers and cutscenes.
whatoplay (3 months ago)
Gameplay for what?
billy nuts (3 months ago)
It's unreal that a game like Stardew Valley can be considered a good game at all, much less in the top 20 games from '15 to present. Just shows how we're in the Pokemon, effeminate, pussified male era, and that if there's ever a draft implemented again in the U.S., we're fucked, just not as bad as those effeminate little bitches that will be forced to serve. This list is either A. beyond garbage, B. a true telling of how fucked the modern male is, or C. that PC gaming as a demographic is dying, or at the very least, not being catered to. Personally I think it's all of the above. Oh yeah, and fuck you if you're triggered by this cupcake, butch up!
hill man (3 months ago)
the tittle is wrong Top 50 Best Indie games (2004-2017)
HaTTron Hattori (3 months ago)
Luftrausers over the witcher 2 And Origins uve been sniffing some weird sht mate
Adolf Hitler (3 months ago)
I punched my laptop when i saw half-life 2 is number 30
Hayazo (3 months ago)
love this list, doe would argue with some titles... even top10.. portal2 #1 and mark of the ninja in top10 is highly argueable... but its based on all ratings, not even personal preferences and subjective opinion... so no problem for me
StingWWE (3 months ago)
Fucking shity list wasted my time
candating districtfive (3 months ago)
minecaft wow
gud boi (4 months ago)
Wow... Minecraft in a better place than Half-Life 2. In Half-life 2 you have a storyline, characters, weapons, different locations, vehicles, mods, great reviews, a purpose, and in Minecraft you have what? Only one character, no purpose, pixelated weapons, toxic community, no storyline, only some biomes nothing interesting, it may have good mods, but i would put it at 40 in the list
Joseph Zothanpuia (4 months ago)
Haters, if you wanna hate it.. so what? These lists is so perfect.. even though my opinion goes to The Witcher 3, but, i know that it's not No.1 most played, but, last i heard, it became no.2 now.if i'm not wrong.. Great video.. Perfect lists..
Joseph Zothanpuia (4 months ago)
Geralt Of Rivia is the best.. But, i recommend you to not play before other they "so called" great games., because after you finish playing The Witcher 3, you'd prefer to read book instead.
MorsPrincipumEst (4 months ago)
Ori best game ever made, dont care about other u put into list btw portal 1 place Kappa
Hanane Elismaili (4 months ago)
Jayant Chaudhary (4 months ago)
this list was shit
NekroN (4 months ago)
Half Life 2 at 30 and where is Grand Theft Auto 5 and yes i know Portal 2 is really good BUT NOT IN 2017 crap list where is L4D2
Chop (4 months ago)
Grand theft auto V...
Natanael Parache (4 months ago)
Why no Deus Ex?!
Lucky Ant (4 months ago)
Where is fortnite
angelo iannella (4 months ago)
Why Portal 2? its just a puzzle game... how the hell is that better then wticher 3 ?
Edgars Bistrovs (4 months ago)
To anyone who's about to watch this - don't. This list is filled with crappy rogue-like indie games.
HAZZARD (4 months ago)
Half life 2 is the best game of all time.
Bulletproof Official (4 months ago)
Portal 2 IS shit !
mister meme (4 months ago)
FreshuPL ;3 (4 months ago)
Am I weird? I didnt really like Bioshock infinite. I think I did it too fast so I didnt really understand story and just rush through this game.
whatoplay (4 months ago)
Mmhm. Looking back, Bioshock 1 did have a more darker feel to it than Bioshock Infinite. We're happy to hear about your fondness of this game. You're welcome, and thanks for the view :)
FreshuPL ;3 (4 months ago)
Wow this video has almost 1 year and you even type answers. I remember when I was kid and I was playing Bioshock 1. It is better for me because it was even a bit scary and I prefer that dark climate instead of some flying cities :D. Anyway Thanks for an answer. :)
whatoplay (4 months ago)
Nay, you can have your own opinions. The game has a really amazing story, albeit a bit confusing with all the time travelling that is happening in the game.
gud boi (4 months ago)
Gunpoint being better than Half-Life 2... Wow I swear whatoplay became a shitty channel
mister meme (4 months ago)
he made the list of game critics and the reviews player given if you dont like it then GET GUD
agentcyborg (4 months ago)
you put half life 2 at thirty yet put some indie games probably none of the viewers even know existed above it this has to be a troll
Dondurma (5 months ago)
this the worst video ive ever seen no fallout no grand theft auto no far cry u must be trippin
HalfNelson 1973 (5 months ago)
Let me explain why I wont be going to buy fallout76. 1st. I'll will have to spend an extra $60 to buy Gold. Im poor and can't afford it. 2nd. I love playing f4 a but I an terrible st the game I can picture it now. Soon as I start playing I'll have 4 excellent gamers killing me in 2 seconds flat.
Betta 4044 (5 months ago)
and where the fuck is morrowind mane this that bullshit
mister meme (4 months ago)
he made the list of game critics and the reviews player given if you dont like it then GET GUD
Betta 4044 (5 months ago)
mane oblivion was better than skyrim yall you a damn guild master in skyrim dudes treat you like shit mane in oblivion they treat you like shit until you do something important to a city or whatever people recognize your ass mane
Nemanja Djuranovic (5 months ago)
wheres Far Cry?
mister meme (4 months ago)
In the far crying
olfan92 (5 months ago)
pc gaming is dead...rip.
Python Noobies (5 months ago)
am looking for a PC game that I forgot its name, I played it before 7 years ago, its about an adventure for some guy traveling for different worlds and he have a magic book cab summon whatever the player wants, just write for example "car", " monster", "loin"....etc and the book will be summoning it alive with 3D graphics ... plz help :/
Python Noobies (5 months ago)
Ognjen Petrovic you saved me..thank you very much
Ognjen Petrovic (5 months ago)
Douglas Dobbs (5 months ago)
Lucas Lima AZ (5 months ago)
Can't take seriously a video that puts Minecraft in a better ranking than half life 2
Sir Dank Of The Dope (5 months ago)
Portal 2 beats half life 2?
mister meme (4 months ago)
he made the list of game critics and the reviews player given if you dont like it then GET GUD
Ilay Ben shimon (5 months ago)
Emm.... world of warcraft?
Ilay Ben shimon (5 months ago)
whatoplay sure i understand, but i think the playscore might not be the perfect tool to estimate games. But great list!
whatoplay (5 months ago)
Hi! World of Warcraft has a Playscore of 8.23. It didn't make it on this list. https://whatoplay.com/pc/world-of-warcraft/
Lucas ;3 (5 months ago)
I can agree to that list I would have loved to see team fortresd 2 there
Filip Paunovski (5 months ago)
No CS:GO and CS1.6? okay.
Tomas Bracek (5 months ago)
no TF2 ? what is this minecraft con ???
GameSect (5 months ago)
Try checking your prices at www.gamesect.co.uk
DevilNietzsche (5 months ago)
GerAlt?? Seriously?
MUDAFUKA O,___,O (6 months ago)
Where the fuck is fallout 3 ????????
MUDAFUKA O,___,O (5 months ago)
whatoplay what a pity
whatoplay (5 months ago)
Fallout 3 didn't make it on this list. That game has a Playscore of only 8.27.
Scarred Praetorian (6 months ago)
Gay agenda ruined stardew valley
ArcaniaHeart (6 months ago)
Top 50 Best PayToPlay PC Games
whatoplay (6 months ago)
Thanks for your suggestion!
Rafi Biswas (6 months ago)
skyrim and stardew valley should be waaaaaaaaaay up there ! Unfair ranking :(
eurobratx (6 months ago)
Amazed GTA V isn't on this list
Alex Pápai (6 months ago)
https://www.g2a.com/r/user-5af45039f405b This low price games! G2A
Brendan Byrne (6 months ago)
Where is Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines?
Tyler Lawson (6 months ago)
What if I'm into uncharted, metal gear, broforce, farcry and gang beasts?
mourad belk (6 months ago)
can i play this games on my laptop LENOVO V110 with no problems and nice graphics Specs: Processeur Intel Core i3-6006U (Dual-Core 2 GHz - Cache 3 Mo) Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 520 4 Go de mémoire DDR4 (4 Go intégrés + 1 slot libre - maximum 12 Go au total) Ecran large de 15.6" anti-reflets au format 16/9 (1366 x 768) Sortie HDMI, pour le raccordement à un téléviseur HD Disque dur de 500 Go (5400 RPM) Communication sans fil Wi-Fi AC + Bluetooth 4.1 1 port USB 3.0 : vitesse haut débit avec des périphériques compatibles Batterie offrant jusqu'à 5h30 d'autonomie (selon l'utilisation et les programmes installés) Webcam intégrée 0,3 Mégapixel Sécurité : puce TPM 2.0 intégrée Haut-parleur monaural (1x 1.5 W) + microphone monaural intégré Windows 10 Famille 64 bits Directx 12
James Vannewkirk (6 months ago)
who makes these list...most of the top games were indie games, come on..these liberal indie games suck and have almost ruined video games
Epic Gaming (6 months ago)
is half life 3 never comes
NESticles (6 months ago)
Did anyone else cringe on #29 when he called it Manic Mansion?
Weirdo Kitty (6 months ago)
Half-Life 2 is suck balls. It's a piece of shit
Samuel Tavares (6 months ago)
Five Nights at Freddy's?
Samuel Tavares (4 months ago)
mister meme ok
mister meme (4 months ago)
well but he goes for game critics and gamer reviews youtube does not take a role the
Samuel Tavares (6 months ago)
whatoplay Its one of the most famous games in the history of gaming. Look at Markiplier's first video of FNaF. Almost 70M views. Even the songs have more than 2M views.
whatoplay (6 months ago)
Hi Samuel! Unfortunately, Five Nights at Freddy's didn't make it into this list with a Playscore of only 8.11.

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