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The 20 essential PC and Mac games of 2012

Postby JD_Method » 18 Oct 2012, 17:40

I spy Hotline Miami in the screenshots gallery...

I've had an almost worrying obsession with that game since playing it at the Eurogamer Expo.
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Re: The 20 essential PC and Mac games of 2012

Postby richard99 » 18 Oct 2012, 18:43

A lot of indie stuff in here. That's cool, don't get me wrong but where is Dishonored? Max Payne 3? CS: Go? (and if we're counting expansions) Dawnguard?
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Re: The 20 essential PC and Mac games of 2012

Postby Jingee » 18 Oct 2012, 19:22

Where IS CS:GO? It;s brilliant. Maybe there was just too many good games for them to remember to add it.

This is a good list, regardless, and shows (almost) everything of what makes PC gaming so great.
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Re: The 20 essential PC and Mac games of 2012

Postby BeansOnToast » 18 Oct 2012, 22:02

Nice selection of games there; I particularly like the look of FTL: Faster Than Light, Legend of Grimlock, Lone Survivor and Home.

Lone Survivor's graphics remind me of my old Atari Lynx handheld.
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Re: The 20 essential PC and Mac games of 2012

Postby You shlaaaag » 18 Oct 2012, 22:33

Er... shouldn't Planetside 2 be on this list, or at least mentioned with Hawken as a game due out at the end of the year?
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Re: The 20 essential PC and Mac games of 2012

Postby Bambis Dad » 18 Oct 2012, 22:38

I don't normally have much nice to say about the PC gaming scene but quite a few of those look interesting. A few of my mates have been banging on about FTL.
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Re: The 20 essential PC and Mac games of 2012

Postby Imaduck » 19 Oct 2012, 11:44

Thanks for this :)
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Re: The 20 essential PC and Mac games of 2012

Postby gypsygib » 09 Dec 2012, 08:02

Oh, ok, I always wondered why I haven't gotten into PC only gaming....
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Re: The 20 essential PC and Mac games of 2012

Postby femjh » 25 Dec 2012, 14:13

great group of games
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Re: The 20 essential PC and Mac games of 2012

Postby Delroy_Monjo » 27 Dec 2012, 21:10

Wargame EE is a sleeper. Well worth the price of admission if you're a wargamer who wants some quick gaming action which requires a lot of thought but doesn't want to spend hours on end playing a single game. Get It!
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Re: The 20 essential PC and Mac games of 2012

Postby dalius » 20 Feb 2013, 07:30

Hi guys..
You should check this out its amazing...
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