15 worst PC games of all time

There are many best games on different platform like PC, mobiles and consoles. Of course, considering that a game goes unnoticed is a matter that obeys, to a large extent, the perception of the observer. You may well know many games on the list that follows, and that you have even had one of those passionate romances with some of them that last months and years and that have ended up becoming one of your favorite games of the last five years. We do not intend to belittle anyone. We have listed 15 worst PC games of all time that do not get noticed.

… but we do intend to recall some titles that we simply believe did not receive all the attention they deserved in their day . Or that, over time, they have fallen a bit into oblivion. In other words: these 21 games deserve to be rescued (if they are not already part of your day to day life) as quickly as possible, and to be enjoyed as when they arrived in stores. Or for the first time! Complete your summer with a few minor threats.

Far Cry Primal (2016) – PC, PS4, XOne

Far Cry Primal
Far Cry Primal

A very rare installment of the Ubi Soft saga that did not receive much attention due to its radical change in setting (similar in some respects, however, to the first games of the series) and because it was embedded between the fourth and fifth main installments. However, his inventiveness is tremendous, and his approach is so simple and direct that it seems incredible that it has not been fully exploited before : you are a prehistoric man who has to defend himself against enemy animals and anthropoids with what you have at hand, from lean hand-to-hand combat with bows and other weapons of relative sophistication. The idea of ​​taming animals is extraordinary, and the cycle of day and night, each with its peculiarities, is very ingenious.

Virginia (2016) – PC, Mac, PS4, XOne

Virginia
Virginia

‘Virginia’ takes a considerable risk by proposing a story with criminal roots , but where there is no dialogue. With a very short duration, just a couple of hours, the game is more concerned with its history than with its very simple mechanics, consisting simply of unraveling multiple flashbacks and abundant dream sequences linked to an FBI agent who goes to a small town to solve a problem. disappearance. Its very little interactivity earned it harsh criticism, but its delicious and dreamlike atmosphere is well worth a walk through its many mysteries.

What Remains of Edith Finch (2017) – PC, PS4, XOne

What Remains of Edith Finch
What Remains of Edith Finch

Not exactly a game that went unnoticed, but one that ran into a lot of misunderstanding since its launch, as it was accused of belonging to the (unfairly) hated genre of walking simulators . And although it has many elements in common with the foundational and superb ‘Gone Home’, it also goes much further: here we will walk through the enormous Finch mansion, passing through rooms of all its past and deceased members, and revealing the story of the death of each one of them at the stroke of minigames that transform the aesthetics and main mechanics . Very original and, at the same time, with a very classic and stimulating traditional narrative proposal.

The Surge (2017) – PC, PS4, XOne

The Surge
The Surge

The sequel had much more acceptance, but the first installment, which went a little more under the radar, is the one that raised all the ideas that came later , and that its creators defined, with a confidence in themselves beyond any doubt, as a mix of ‘Rise of the Robots’ and ‘Dark Souls’ (!!!). That is to say: exoskeletons and robots that distribute firewood and lose limbs, and a meticulous, difficult combat mechanics with multiple possibilities for improvements for our hero. The result is much rougher and rougher than its sequel, and in a sense better, as it has fewer artificial additives.

The Evil Within 2 (2017) – PC, PS4, XOne

The Evil Within 2
The Evil Within 2

A sales failure that neither the few fans of the original title liked nor those who kept asking for a rehash of what ‘Resident Evil’ already offers . However, it is one of the best survival horrors of this generation, much more concise and murky than the first installment, where the elements of action, exploration and crafting fit together perfectly, and which proposes a much more immersive semi-open world. An undeserved failure and a horror adventure, with the same protagonist of the first part but in a much more disturbing key, with a lot of tension to offer.

Nex Machina (2017) – PC, PS4

Nex Machina
Nex Machina

This another worst PC games. With the collaboration of the legendary Eugene Jarvis (‘Defender’, ‘Smash TV’), Housemarque’s ever-trusted arcade masters pulled off what could well be described as the best double stick shooter ever . In fact, the game clearly pays homage to Jarvis’s ‘Robotron 2084’ with its minimal plot of mowing down waves of robots , and refines the company’s technique with a perfect action game and multiple extras (from score tables to dozens of challenges). Unfortunately, the failure of the game led the company to declare that ‘The arcade is dead’ and to launch other types of games: the next thing they will do will be ‘Returnal’ for PS5, in a different wave but equally very promising.

Ruiner (2017) – PC, PS4, XOne, Switch

Ruiner
Ruiner

A futuristic ‘Hotline Miami’, tremendously fun and violent, and with an aesthetic that anticipates what we imagine ‘Cyberpunk 2077’ to be. The story does not matter too much (someone hacks our mind and our brother has been kidnapped) when the action is so effective and devastating, but ‘Ruiner’ is somewhat more sophisticated than most games of its style, since it allows improvements in the weaponry, ammo, health and other aspects of the hero. A perfect example of how a simple mechanic like a punch does not necessarily mean neglecting the rest of the aspects of the game.

Echo (2017) – PC, PS4

Echo
Echo

Another worst PC games is Echo. A stealth action game with an absolutely devastating concept: you are in a strange palace in outer space (the settings are a true wonder of haunting originality) full of clones of you. Each action you do will be automatically learned by the clones, that is, if you attack frontally with shots, they will too. With this, the very mechanics of the game force you to limit your movements to the maximum so as not to give an advantage to the enemies. A concept so great that it is dizzying and, unfortunately, it did not have the impact it deserved: the indie studio Ultra Ultra had to close shortly after the game’s release.

Moonlighter (2018) – PC, Mac, PS4, XOne, Switch

Moonlighter
Moonlighter

Moonlighter is also worst PC games in our list. Shopkeeper by day, adventurer by night. This is the fantastic idea behind this beautiful Spanish indie that mixes management and adventure. You will have to earn money by selling items to other villagers with an economy system that has a certain complexity, and at night explore four dungeons that are generated randomly and where we will find loot … to sell in the store. Let’s add a secluded weapon upgrade system and we have one of the best pixelated action RPGs of recent years.

Bad North (2018) – PC, Mac, PS4, XOne, Switch, iOS, Android

Bad North
Bad North

Simple but deep strategy game in which you have to defend your lands from the waves of Viking invaders by placing troops on the coasts, improving them and withstanding increasingly ferocious attacks. The levels are generated completely randomly, but that doesn’t stop me from coming up with one of the most accessible and exquisite real-time strategy cases you can throw at your face. One of the best recent examples that simplicity is not laziness in mechanical design, quite the opposite.

State of Decay 2 (2018) – PC, XOne

State of Decay 2
State of Decay 2

This survival zombie has the elements that made the first installment famous, but enhancing the role-playing ingredients and with an addition to the mechanics: if you die, the perspective changes to that of another survivor in the camp that you had to build from scratch, enhancing the idea of ​​a collective protagonist so akin to post-apocalyptic zombie fictions. The idea of ​​multiplayer inviting friends or strangers is also very interesting, in games that cannot be stopped, to lay a cable with the construction and maintenance of other bases.

Furi (2018) – PC, Mac, PS4, XOne, Switch

Furi
Furi

Furi is listed in worst PC games that didn’t succeed. Hack and slash with hints of bullet-hell, focused solely on boss fights, and demanding as much skill as patience. Each combat requires between 15 and 20 minutes to be overcome, and requires memorization of patterns (which change throughout each confrontation) and a lot of tolerance for frustration, since there is no possibility of saving from the game until the boss of rigor has not been defeated. A unique aesthetic and an absolutely indie philosophy are the icing on the cake of a game that is best approached in an almost Zen mood.

Return of the Obra Dinn (2018) – PC, Mac, PS4, XOne, Switch

Return of the Obra Dinn
Return of the Obra Dinn

The creator of the must-have ‘Papers, Please’ gained much less impact with his next game, which deliciously mimicked the graphics of the early Macintosh, lending a perfectly skeletal atmosphere to the game’s plot. Here, an insurance inspector for the East India Company in 1807 boards a ghost ship to identify the sixty corpses of the crew with a contraption that allows him to observe the moment of the subject’s death.

A Plage Tale: Innocence (2019) – PC, PS4, XOne

A Plage Tale: Innocence
A plage Tale: Innocence

A Plage Tale is also worst PC games. Dramatic and realistic, but at the same time endowed with a very careful and unique aesthetic, this indie is one of the most remarkable narrative games of recent times, which tells the escape of a couple of brothers in 14th century France from the forces of the Inquisition. The dilemma is simple: using force is not an option, but in the light areas you are in sight of the soldiers, while in the dark you are bait for the rats that transmit the plague. A delightful mix of historical adventures, survival horror, and stealth mechanics.

Arise: A Simple Story (2019) – PC, PS4, XOne

Arise
Arise

With mechanics, aesthetics and history that make simplicity its main virtue, this little indie narrates in a while the whole life of a man who has passed away. We will have to accompany him throughout the most significant moments of his existence, controlling small portions of time so that he can advance through his own memories. The small and simple puzzles are part of the game, but what is really brilliant about the proposal is the design and coloring of the scenarios and the striking metaphors about the key moments of any life.

Above are 15 worst PC games of all time that did not get noticed but there are many games that didn’t succeed.

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