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PC gaming is still getting stronger every year. From the very surprising indie games to big AAA games to highly popular blockbuster franchises, 2015 was filled with excellent PC games. This year is no different as the trend for PC gaming continues to progress into 2016.

Fans can expect top PC games here in this list but it doesn’t necessarily mean that all the PCs are capable of running the games. Players should check the system requirements before buying any PC game to make sure that they are investing into the right game. Some of the games listed here are also available on consoles as well.

Most recent PC games

Some of the best PC games released last year include “Fallout 4,” “Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain,” “Kerbal Space Program,” “The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt,” “Undertale,” “Her Story” and “Ori and the Blind Forest.” Along with these popular PC games, there's also a strong collection of new games available on PC.

Strategy games available for PC

Strategy games for PC are still popular as the games have become more challenging and becomes very hard to handle without a keyboard and mouse. PC games that are strategy-based are “Cities: Skylines,” “Crusader Kings 2,” “Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2,” “XCOM: Enemy Unknown” and “Sid Meier's Civilization 5.”

First-person PC games

Additionally, first-person games such as “Amnesia: The Dark Descent,” “Half-Life 2,” “Arma 3,” “Gone Home” and the funny game “The Stanley Parable” are the more recent examples in the genre. Those looking for totally different PC games this year are games such as “Euro Truck Simulator 2,” “Minecraft,” “Frog Fractions” and “Papers, Please,” some of those never-played-before kind of games players should check.

PC games for eSports fans

eSports is already a very popular mode of gaming, and PC is the primary destination of eSports gaming championships. Those dedicated to play in challenging environments can consider “Counter-Strike: Global Offensive,” “Rocket League” and “Heroes of the Storm” as the most competitive PC games.

Upcoming PC games for 2016

Microsoft recently announced via Xbox Wire that many exclusive games are coming in 2016 to Xbox One and Windows 10. Those who’ve already filled their hard disk with the games listed above might be looking for new PC games coming in 2016. Fans can expect many multiplatform and PC exclusive titles.

Microsoft will release “Halo Wars 2,” “ReCore,” “Sea of Thieves,” “Gigantic,” “Killer Instinct: Season 3” and “Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition” for Windows 10 and Xbox One. The company also confirmed that “Gears of War: Ultimate Edition” is coming to Windows 10 in spring this year.

The best thing about the PC games is that one can never have enough of them. There are always some new titles to get everyone excited. The other popular PC games coming this year including “Hitman,” “Mirror’s Edge: Catalyst,” “Tom Clancy's The Division,” “Hellblade,” “Mafia 3” “Overkill's The Walking Dead” “Doom” and “Dishonored 2.”

On the other hand, some 2016 games are probably going to be delayed into 2017, according to Forbes. The report states that the games such as “The Last Guardian,” “Mass Effect: Andromeda,” “Horizon: Zero Dawn,” “Crackdown 3,” Gears of War 4” and “The Legend of Zelda” are likely to be delayed to 2017.

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