It’s been another fantastic year for PC gamers. With the current generation of consoles in their twilight years, the PC gaming sphere was the place to be if you wanted to play games looking their very best on top-tier up-to-date hardware.
Though sequels proved as strong as ever, the indie gaming scene on PC continues to make waves, while both the MMO and FPS genres had a handful of standout titles really pushing their respective gaming categories forward.
Cutting this list down to just ten was no mean feat, and we’ve had to leave out many great PC games. A few notable titles that we also enjoyed were Torchlight 2, Max Payne 3, Kingdoms of Amular: Reckoning, PlanetSide 2, Dear Esther, The Walking Dead, the Black Mesa Half-Life mod and War of the Roses. They didn’t make our top PC games of the year list, but are all worth a shout.
Scroll down to find out what did! In no particular order, here are Tech Digest’s top 10 PC games of 2012!
FTL - Faster Than Light
It looks like an old DOS game, but this crowd-funded space-sim has sucked up more of our free time this year than almost any other game on this list. Putting you in charge of the inner workings of a starship and its crew, FTL: Faster Than Light is as addictive as they come. You’ll travel from one pixellated galaxy to the next, trying to outrun an evil fleet desperately trying to destroy you and the vital documents you’ve obtained. Text-based scenarios mix with real-time strategy in one of the most surprisingly tense games of the year. Though often brutally difficult, the charming visuals and promise of a unique, randomly generated adventure for every new game keep you coming back for more. Click here for our full review