Posted: Apr 24, 2015 7:05 pm
by Matthew Shute
As others have said, the Elder Scrolls series, particularly the latest three games*, isn't to be missed. The modding community for TES has produced excellent work that you can take advantage of with a PC.

http://www.nexusmods.com/games/?

For Skyrim in particular, this chap (Gopher) has masses of videos telling you how to mod just about every aspect of the game. You can improve the game drastically from the vanilla experience.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RxQ1JN_ ... NCqvO5MmKP - guide
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_4RotE ... B0B8BFC01D - mods
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JO952Cg ... ECouxU5N_i - more mods

Civilisation IV (with the "Beyond the Sword" expansion) - great strategy game, and again, pretty much everything in the game can be modified to suit your preferences.

Crusader Kings II - as above, really. Lots of DLC and mods available. This game, however, can be tricky to learn at the start.

Medieval II: Total War - another moddable strategy game. You get to play out real-time tactical battles involving thousands of soldiers. There's an excellent Lord of the Rings mod for it called Third Age: Total War.

Mount & Blade: Warband - a sandbox medieval warfare game with RPG elements and some simple questing. Build up an army, ride into battle, crush your foes, storm castles... etc. Skyrim could've learned something from the mounted combat in this game.

Dragon Age: Origins - a spiritual successor to the Baldur's Gate games, and an extremely good RPG in its own right.

Fallout: New Vegas - absorbing first person post-apocalyptic RPG.



* - not including The Elder Scrolls Online.