Quarterly Report: The 25 Best PC Games

  • Publish Date: March 31, 2015
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Our "Quarterly Reports" provide a handy list of the 25 best games for each platform, both for the current year so far and for all time. There's a separate report for each platform, and they will be updated again during the first week in July.

Best-reviewed PC games of 2015 (as of March 31st)

  Game Buy It Metascore
1 Box Pillars of Eternity Buy From Amazon 90
Obsidian's crowdfunded, throwback fantasy RPG takes the classic Baldur's Gate as a major inspiration in both design and gameplay.
2Ori and the Blind Forest  89
3Homeworld Remastered Collection  86
4Cities: Skylines  86
5Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee - New 'n' Tasty  86
6Grim Fandango Remastered  85
7The Book of Unwritten Tales 2  83
8Resident Evil HD Remaster  82
9Frozen Cortex  80
10Total War: Attila  79
11Apotheon  79
12Republique Remastered  79
13Deathtrap  78
14Hand of Fate  78
15Evolve Buy From Amazon78
16Tales From The Borderlands: Episode 2 - Atlas Mugged  77
17Life is Strange: Episode 1 - Chrysalis  77
18Grey Goo  77
19Game of Thrones: Episode Three - The Sword in the Darkness  77
20Dying Light Buy From Amazon76
21Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number  76
22Resident Evil: Revelations 2  76
23Grow Home  75
24Gravity Ghost  75
25Blackguards 2  74
... and the worst-reviewed:
54Cities XXL  49
55Lucius II  48
56Zombeer  32
57Raven's Cry  29

Includes games released between January 1, 2015 and March 31, 2015 with at least seven reviews in our database. Note that games are ranked by Metascore prior to rounding. The Metascore is a weighted average of critic reviews on a scale of 0 (bad) to 100 (good). All scores are from March 31, 2015.

Best-reviewed PC games of all time

Games released during the last three months (if any) are marked with a NEW symbol.

  Game Buy It Metascore
1Half-Life 2 (2004) Buy From Amazon96
2The Orange Box (2007) Buy From Amazon96
3Half-Life (1998) Buy From Amazon96
4BioShock (2007) Buy From Amazon96
5Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn (2000) Buy From Amazon95
6Portal 2 (2011) Buy From Amazon95
7The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (2011) Buy From Amazon94
8Mass Effect 2 (2010) Buy From Amazon94
9Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (2003) Buy From Amazon94
10Civilization II (1996)  94
11Quake (1996)  94
12BioShock Infinite (2013) Buy From Amazon94
13The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (2006) Buy From Amazon94
14Grim Fandango (1998) Buy From Amazon94
15Diablo (1996) Buy From Amazon94
16Sid Meier's Civilization IV (2005) Buy From Amazon94
17Company of Heroes (2006) Buy From Amazon93
18Unreal Tournament 2004 (2004) Buy From Amazon93
19Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty (2010) Buy From Amazon93
20Minecraft (2009)  93
21Homeworld (1999) Buy From Amazon93
Grand Theft Auto III (2002) Buy From Amazon93
23Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (2003) Buy From Amazon93
24World of Warcraft (2004) Buy From Amazon93
25Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (2005) Buy From Amazon93

Games with fewer than 7 reviews are not eligible for inclusion.

For a complete list of all PC high (and low) scores, visit Metacritic's PC Games section.

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Comments (9)

  • Mike  

    Um, The Orange Box was not an Electronic Arts release. Like, in any way, shape or form.

  • Slappy  

    Except that they produced the PS3 version and did physical distribution. Oopsie.

  • Liam  

    It's sad that there are so few PC only exclusives these days, especially single player ones. I understand why, the economics being what they are, but I still hate to see games being crippled so that they play the same on the consoles.

  • Matt  

    Glad to see some adventure games high on the list.

  • kevin  

    @ liam the pc still has the most exclusives, theres like 10 on that list alone.

  • kevin  

    not to mention shogun 2 is the top exclsuive for this year so far.

  • dlnensslen  

    best pc game so far this year is Shogun 2 LOL pc is dying indeed

  • Anon  

    This list only shows how much each game spent on buying good reviews/marketing. Face it, gamespot reviews are HEAVILY influenced by money and metacritic is the same..

  • yan  

    Where is Portal 2? i don't see it, yet is the best game of the year.

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