So it’s raining and you’re stuck indoors without anything to watch on television? Don’t worry: there are plenty of great PC games to make your day worthwhile.
Here are some great PC games suitable for any rainy day.
1. Bioshock Infinite
BioShock Infinite is the most recent offering from Irrational Games. You play the role of Booker DeWitt, a member of the U.S. Cavalry who has become a mercenary. As is often the case, the protagonist (DeWitt) has some skeletons in his closet. But that just adds to the dramatic tension characteristic of great first-person shooters. Here, you’ll find yourself fending off enemies from the bottom of the ocean to way up in the sky.
2. Battlefield 3
Like BioShock Infinite, this one is a first-person shooter. You play not just one but many heroes, each of whom is a member of the U.S. Marines. The game play takes you from New York City to Tehran and Paris. The game production company, DICE, has implemented a proprietary battle engine called Frostbite 2.
As a result, the video game simulation looks about as real as anything you’ll see in a militarized first-person shooter. It’s a great option when your beach trip has been rained out.
3. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
It’s hard to believe there are gamers around who haven’t even played Skyrim in a while. This is the fifth installment in the well-known “Elder Scrolls” series. If you’re into fantasy role-playing, then this game is a dream come true. You can play in either first or third person as you battle numerous opponents using swords, axes, and spells you’ve acquired along the way. The ultimate goal: destroy a dreaded dragon name Alduin. It’s up to you to stop his rampage, or no one will.
4. Team Fortress 2
What’s the best thing about Team Fortress 2? It’s free. Aside from that, this is another great first-person shooter produced by Valve. It’s basically a comedy version of some of the more popular first-person shooters on the market, but that doesn’t make it any less fun. The game offers nine different classes, depending on how you want to play (as more of an offensive, defensive, or technical character).
5. Guild Wars 2
This massively multiplayer online offering is brought to you by ArenaNet. It’s a fantasy-based game, so you can expect the usual assortment of quests, monsters, spells, and weapons that come with that territory. Here, you’re in a world called Tyria, and the problem is that it’s being overrun by dragons. To combat them, you’ll need to reassemble the members of an old guild called Destiny’s Edge. Of course, that task is not as easy as it sounds.
6. StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty
This science fiction, real-time strategy game is brought to you by Blizzard Entertainment, the same company that produced World of Warcraft. So right out of the gate, you know you can expect a quality product. This is a great option if you are into multiplayer gaming. Further, if you want to join a league and begin playing StarCraft II as a member of a team, you can do that as well.