We think that's the most useful approach to helping you decide which video games deserve space on your PC's hard drive, and which aren't worth consideration even when their prices are cut by 85 percent during a Steam sale. PCMag's in-house and freelance editors have played a ridiculous number of PC games over the years, so creating inclusion criteria was essential. To be included, • a game must have been reviewed by PCMag, • it must still be available, • and it must have received a rating of 3.5 stars or greater.
Simply select a genre, say Fighting Games, and the page jumps to that section. Please note that we are currently working to fill in a few thinly populated genres.The Steam platform is considered to be the largest digital distribution platform for PC gaming, and was estimated by Screen Digest to have 75% of the market space in October 2013.In 2015, users purchasing titles through Steam or through Steam keys from third-party vendors totaled roughly .5 billion, representing 15% of the global PC game sales for the year, based on estimations made by the tracking website Steam Spy.Let's get one important fact out of the way before we dive into the deep end of the pool: This is not a historical examination of the most groundbreaking PC games. To clarify, games don't need to have been released in 2017 (or even 2016) to qualify for this roundup. Simply put, this an ever-expanding collection of all-around excellent titles you should buy if you own a gaming desktop or laptop.