Posted: Apr 24, 2015 9:18 pm
by Thommo
Here's a list of the games I've enjoyed the most on PC over the last 3-4 years:-

Aarklash: Legacy
A short indie game with a good setting but rather poor story based on RPG combat like Dragon Age Origins, although much more tightly polished. I enjoyed my playthrough a lot, but it can't have been more than 15 hours of gameplay. Pleasingly challenging on the hardest difficulty.
The Banner Saga
Turned based tactical RPG with an excellent and unique atmosphere based on Norse mythology with new elements mixed in. It boasts a gorgeous hand drawn classic art style that is very distinctive. Combat again is pleasantly challenging on hardest difficulty, but the varied mechanics from normal TRPGs left some players cold. One of my favourite games of all time.
The Binding of Isaac
Challenging indie roguelike with a unique atmosphere and excellent if warped imagination.
Divinity: Original Sin
Classic western RPG with interesting turn based mechanics.
Europa Universalis III
World conquest strategy rooted in real history, mechanically deep but can be a bit dense at times. Difficulty tails off once you start doing well.
Expeditions: Conquistador
Turn based RPG set in the Spanish conquest of the Americas, rich in story and the gameplay was very satisfying with all difficulty sliders maxed out.
Fallout: New Vegas
Another of my favourite games of all time. True to Obsidian form this first person shooter/RPG hybrid is mechanically a bit wonky and was buggy as hell at release, but the quality of the world and writing and the sheer depth and width of content is enough to keep you going for hundreds of hours if it's your sort of thing.
FTL: Faster Than Light
Another of my all time favourites. Insanely fun roguelike that is genuinely challenging on Normal difficulty and actually hard on the newly added Hard difficulty. Although playthroughs only last 2 hours at most I've racked up hundreds of hours on this due to its fascinating core gameplay and challenge.
King's Bounty: Crossworlds/Armored Princess/Warriors of the North
Strangely camp and poorly translate but lots of fun. Turn based combat with a sort of RPG overworld.
Pillars of Eternity
A re-imagining of the old infinity engine games, but updated for 2015. Despite rave reviews I never played any of the old Baldur's gate or Planescape games until very recently, and I found that they truly had not stood up to the test of time. Nonetheless this game shines, by removing a lot of the faults and rough edges from the genre.
Rogue Legacy
Another roguelike. Tightly tuned combat and quality gameplay are about all this offers other than substantial difficulty. Somehow it works really well though. Gameplay is basically a mixture of platforming and timing your sword swing attack to perfection.
Saints Row IV
Grand Theft Auto meets superhero genre. Funny, strange and immensely enjoyable. Gameplay is nominally GTA like, but it ends up being more like a hack and slash game.
South Park: The Stick of Truth
RPG based on south park. Well implemented, but probably only enjoyable if you're a fan of the show.
The Walking Dead Season I
Story based Telltale game set in the walking dead universe. Season 1 was brilliantly executed with human relationship shining through a bloody tableaux of human frailty and bloody violence. Season 2 was much less enjoyable.
XCOM: Enemy Unkown/Enemy Within
Another of my favourite games of all time. Turn based "isometric" tactical gameplay based on the original XCOM games of yesteryear. Despite being streamlined it works brilliantly, with each class feeling both unique and powerful.