A long time coming, Diablo III didn’t quite meet the lofty expectations that its vocal fan base had hoped for. But when that fan base has had over 12 years to build to unparalleled levels of anticipation, that was always going to be a challenge. Diablo III, in our opinion, delivered a rewarding and addictive experience, battling through near-endless randomly generated dungeons. It was great fun, and even better fun if you had a few mates in tow. Sure, it didn’t please all of Diablo II’s many hardcore fans, but it retained the dark, moody dungeon crawling core that made its predecessors so engaging. Blizzard are constantly improving the game too, meaning that even the naysayers may soon be returning to the this click-fest.
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!