Computer video games have been the favorite pastime of computer users for decades. They’ve come a long way from the days when computer games were limited to pong and breakout, with graphics that looked more like a cartoon than reality. Today’s computer games are filled with color, action, excitement, violence, and more realistic-looking graphics. The following article will discuss 9 computer video games you must know about to keep up with your computer’s gaming potential.
1) Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare is a computer video game. It was released on November 5, 2007, for the PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3 platforms. The game is set in modern times with heavy influences from present-day conflicts such as the Second Gulf War and the War on Terror. This installment has been widely considered one of the most successful computer games ever produced because it broke several records both during its initial release and over time since then.
The story takes place near where Lieutenant General Shepherd says “there are no rules anymore” which refers to first-person shooter computer games that have followed this title’s success by using similar settings or characters. It also breaks away from other titles in the Call of Duty franchise by being more realistic than previous games. For example, computer games are usually played from the perspective of a gunman behind cover and zoomed-in so computer game players can see exactly what they’re shooting at. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare is played in one constant camera view through the eyes of the protagonist.
2) Halo: Reach
Halo: Reach is a computer video game made by Bungie and published by Microsoft Game Studios. It was released on September 14, 2010, for the Xbox 360 console and later ported to Windows Vista and 7 in 2011. The story takes place before Halo: Combat Evolved, though it follows an entirely different set of characters. You play as Noble 6 who is part of a Spartan team called Noble Team. Your mission is to defend humanity from an alien invasion known as the Covenant while looking for survivors of previous battles against the Covenant forces led by Dr. Halsey, who has disappeared with vital data about Spartans-in-training that she was studying at her lab. A sequel, Halo: Reach will be available this fall exclusively on Xbox 360 consoles or through its computer entertainment system.
Fallout is a computer video game developed by Bethesda Game Studios and published by Bethesda Softworks. It is the first computer version of Fallout, released in 1997. The game takes place in 2161, 85 years after a world war over resources ended in an atomic holocaust known as “The Great War.” You play the role of an inhabitant of one of the few remaining underground Vaults. Your Vault’s Overseer has just died and your father (you can choose which) wants to take his position but he needs you to find proof that he should be selected instead. To do so, you must explore what remains on Earth’s surface while searching for clues about what happened before The Great War.
The fallout was originally designed with turn-based gameplay and tile-based graphics. It was released for Microsoft Windows, MS-DOS, and Mac OS computer operating systems in 1997. While the game had a steep learning curve due to poor documentation, it developed a cult following around 1998 as many people found the game compelling despite its flaws.
4) ARMA 2: Operation Arrowhead
ARMA 2: Operation Arrowhead is a computer video game that takes place in the fictional country of Takistan and its capital city, Hazar-Kot. The player assumes the role of an American soldier who has been sent to this nation as part of a NATO peacekeeping operation gone wrong. They will be tasked with completing various military objectives while fighting against both computer-generated enemies and other players on the battlefields.
ARMA 2: Operation Arrowhead features large-scale environments where soldiers can engage in combat from either foot or vehicle-based gameplay perspectives. It also contains detailed weapon models, ballistics modeling, destructible objects, drivable vehicles such as cars and tanks, but no aircraft due to engine limitations at the time of release.
In order to accomplish the goals set out for them, players have access to a number of computer-generated units that they can command as well as over one hundred guns and weapons. Multiplayer is also supported with up to 50 people being able to participate in a single match. In order to achieve victory, players must manage their computer-generated units effectively as they attack and defend various computer-generated objectives.
5) Assassins Creed Brotherhood
Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood is a computer video game series. It was developed and published by Ubisoft Montreal and released in November 2010 as the fifth major installment of the Assassin’s Creed series. The plot follows Desmond Miles as he relives the genetic memories of his ancestor Ezio Auditore da Firenze, who lived during the Renaissance period. The main theme is that at some point all civilization comes to an end and it has to be rebuilt from scratch. The player can choose from three different ways: Assassinate Templars, Explore ruins or Follow through with assassination contracts given by Leonardo da Vinci which are like puzzles to solve (similarly to Da Vinci Code). There are also optional objectives such as liberating districts controlled by the Borgia family or collecting feathers.
6) Mass Effect 2
Some computer games come and go, but there are some computer games that remain timeless and continue to be played more than 20 years after they were first released. One such computer game is Mass Effect 2. Released in 2010 by Bioware and published by Electronic Arts, this computer game has been rated as the best computer video game of all time by more than one computer video game magazine. The computer game uses Unreal Engine 3 and Bioware’s modified Unreal Engine for consoles. The computer game is set in a science-fiction universe where humanity is attacked by an insectoid species known as the Reapers.
7) StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty
StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty is a computer game that was first released in 2010. It’s the sequel to StarCraft and Brood War, which were also computer games. This game has three different campaigns, one for each race (Terran, Zerg, and Protoss). The campaign tells an epic sci-fi story about the struggle between three interplanetary species attempting to unite their civilizations as one global empire.
- StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty was made by Blizzard Entertainment and it has won various awards including the Game Critics Awards’ Best Real-Time Strategy Game 2011 award.
- It is available on PC/Mac OS X/Linux platforms with Windows XP SP3 or later versions of Windows Vista, 7 or 8; Mac OS 10.7.2 or later versions of OS X Lion, 10.8 Mountain Lion; or Linux (Ubuntu 12.04 LTS recommended).
- After its release in 2010, it sold over three million copies within its first two weeks.
8) GTA Online
GTA Online is one of the computer video games you must know about. It’s not just a game, it’s also an online world.
GTA Online lets you live out all your wild west fantasies with other players by exploring the sprawling open-world metropolis of Los Santos and Blaine County. The game provides jobs for those looking to make some cash on the side while still having fun in this virtual setting. Whether you’re delivering cars or assassinating enemies, there are plenty of opportunities to explore in GTA Online. You can even form your own crews with friends or other like-minded gamers to take on heists together and reap the rewards! But beware: what goes around comes around as betrayal is always just around the corner.
GTA Online has received lots of praise for its seamless multiplayer experience that provides endless hours of fun and lets you engage with over 16 million players worldwide. While there are computer video games out there with better graphics than GTA Online, its stellar gameplay compensates for what it lacks in visuals. If you haven’t played GTA Online yet, you’re definitely missing out!
9) Star Wars: The Old Republic
Star Wars: The Old Republic is a computer video game set in the Star Wars universe. It was released by BioWare and LucasArts on December 20, 2011, in North America and Europe. Its gameplay features include combat and MMORPG elements.
The game takes place during an era where the Galactic Republic has fallen and been replaced with the Sith-controlled Galactic Empire, approximately three-thousand years before the events of “Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope” (1977). One of your roles is that of a soldier for the Galactic Republic’s army who seeks to stop Darth Malak from toppling galactic civilization. Your character can be either male or female; however, each gender has different dialogue options available depending on which class you choose. For example, one of the dialogue options for a Sith Warrior is “I serve Lord Malak out of fear”. The computer video game was released on December 20, 2011, and was met with mixed reviews; it received 6 out of 10 from IGN.