The term “Epic” is an umbrella term for a special kind of games that include medieval weapons, magic, and other fantasy elements. We are not referring to the gaming company “Epic.” When you think better, epic games are very popular and are one of the most played games at the moment. Now, you may be asking yourself are there really that many epic games on the market, and my answer would be positive. Forget about shooter games for a moment, and let’s grab a sword and a shield for a while. My comprehensive list of best epic games for PC is below. Prepare for an overdose of epicness!
1. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
I can’t use any words to describe how great the game is. Some think that the game is a bit overrated, but once you indulge yourself in it, you’ll forget about the real world. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is a sequel to The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings, which was a pretty good game and it was only a matter of time when this game will rule the world. Here you are, an amazing RPG game with an epic setting, amazing graphics, and unforgettable characters.
2. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
TESV: Skyrim is often told to be one of the greatest game ever. I can’t blame those who say it as I haven’t seen a bigger open-world game than Skyrim. The game gives you a sense of scale the moment you start to play it. You create your own character and as soon as you do so, the dragon appears and starts blowing fire all over the place, just to give you a glimpse of how epic this game is. After that, you are on your way to explore the world, fight dangerous enemies, and survive as an ultimate warrior.
3. Middle-Earth: Shadow of War
Middle-Earth: Shadow of War is an excellent game, albeit disappointing because of microtransactions. Its great swordplay, smooth gameplay, and solid optimization is something I must praise, but there’s a lot of grinding. However, this isn’t necessarily a bad thing, as slashing Uruks’ heads is very fun and there is a revolutionary nemesis system that gives a sense of realism. When you get killed by a certain captain or a warlord, they gain a higher level, making it harder to be killed. Shadow of War is a challenging, yet rewarding experience.
4. World of Warcraft
Speaking of challenge, are you ready for World of Warcraft? This game has been with us for quite some time and it’s a challenging online game for PC. As Blizzard stands behind this effort, World of Warcraft brings an immersive world, full of stuff to see and explore. Indeed, the game might lack the graphical fidelity of modern titles, but there’s that old-school vibe in the game, and that means LOTS of fun! For fans of the Warcraft universe, this game can offer much more than they think. The only downside might be a monthly subscription which is… well, quite expensive.
5. Far Cry Primal
While Far Cry Primal doesn’t share the same dose of epicness as the aforementioned games, it still has a decent dose in it. The game is set long ago, 10 000 BC when people were still living in tribes. Quite frankly, Far Cry Primal delivers a very authentic and one-of-a-kind experience. The game is focused on melee combat, although there are various throwable weapons at your disposal along with bow and arrow. It’s great to take a rest from guns, bazookas, and bombs and try Far Cry Primal.
6. Diablo 3
Another Blizzard’s creation on our list is Diablo 3. Coming from a fan of Diablo 2, I must admit that the game is very fun, even better than the previous one! Think what you want, but Diablo 3 is a worthy addition and a sequel to the previous game. It picks up where Diablo 2 stopped, introducing a brand-new story, setting, and beautiful graphics. Diablo 3 is an amazing hack-and-slash experience and one of the best action games I’ve ever played. Stay old-school guys and girls and crank some Diablo on your PC!
Banished is an amazing strategy game, with so much depth when it comes to gameplay. It’s focused on a few travelers who are trying to begin a new life in a land that’s still not that developed. This means that you’ll need to build your own land, manage its resources, and think about your every move in order to survive. Banished is a thinking man’s game that can give you so much in return for your effort, only if you give it some time.
8. For Honor
For Honor launched in February of 2017 and some say that the game is a disaster. Well, I wouldn’t say it like that, but it’s clear that For Honor is an underrated game. Ubisoft clearly didn’t manage to please their fans and I’m very sorry about that. In this fighting game, you can choose between Samurai, Vikings, and Knights and engage in smart and hard-to-master combat. It’s all about tactics here, so only the bravest and the mightiest will stay alive. Get ready to conquer, soldier!
Did someone mention Samurai? Oh, Nioh is here to kick your ass with its mind-boggling difficulty. Have you ever heard about this Souls-like game? If you didn’t, now it’s time to introduce yourself to the flesh and the power it holds! Nioh is an amazing epic game set in the Samurai era and it goes one level further by introducing real-world characters from that era. You’ll be fighting Samurai legends like Shima Sakon, Tachibana Muneshige, Oda Nobunaga, and many others.
10. Assassin’s Creed: Origins
Unlike For Honor, Ubisoft managed to bring back old fans of the series with Assasin’s Creed: Origins. So, what does this game has to offer? AC: Origins introduced a new setting, characters, weapons, progression system, and even RPG elements. Some may complain about it, but I think that Ancient Egypt is a perfect place for the game and that role-playing elements suit the game well. Assasin’s Creed: Origins is a refreshing and unique experience in the series, so I can confidently say that it’s among the best in the franchise.
11. Dark Souls 3
Dark Souls 3 is another game that will mock you for being a softcore girl. You aren’t a girl, you say? Try to beat Dark Souls 3 and you’ll see how much of a weak man you are. Dark Souls 3 is the most brutal epic game ever! Its atmosphere is dark and reeks of depression and its boss fights are ruthless. Every single boss fight is a trial and error and you’ll need some serious skills in order to beat them. However, the game is quite rewarding sometimes, leaving you with a deep sense of satisfaction after beating a boss. Also, check out some games like Dark Souls.
12. Ryse: Son of Rome
Do you remember that amazing strategy game Rome: Total War II? That game was truly epic! The reason I’m mentioning this game is because of Ryse: Son of Rome, a game based on CryEngine. Needless to say, is that the game looks dope and has an amazing atmosphere. However, this is a fighting game with a more linearized experience. Ryse: Son of Rome includes lots of fighting sequences, interesting story, albeit not that great characters. Still, the game is solid and offers a quick fun due to its short campaign length.
13. Divinity: Original Sin 2
Divinity: Original Sin was a legendary game, and in fact, it still is! This series is one of the best RPG series ever, without a single trace of doubt. This year, Divinity: Original Sin 2 came out and it brings a similar if not better experience than its older brother. There is still that tactical combat, deep conversations, great progression system, and immersive fantasy setting. The great thing here is that Divinity: Original Sin 2 is also a solid multiplayer game, allowing even for co-op play. You know what to do; grab your friend by his head and drag him to play the game with you!
14. Age of Empires III
Age of Empires III is a building game that many of us know. The series earned a well-deserved place in the gaming world thus being one of the most valuable strategy series ever. Indeed, Age of Empires III goes balls-to-the-wall with its confidence, introducing a brand new and renewed gameplay in 2009. The graphics are amazing for the time, offering a plethora of colors and new, undiscovered areas to be filled and explored. It’s truly an epic adventure and there’s no going back once you start!
15. Chivalry: Medieval Warfare
Chivalry: Medieval Warfare is one of those underrated games that offer much for your buck. This fast-paced fighting game is here to bring back the Medieval times and get you going on an epic adventure. However, the game is strictly multiplayer, meaning that there isn’t any single-player campaign. Pity, because the game has great fighting mechanics and swordplay never felt so smooth and streamlined. But, if you like multiplayer games, then you can grab your sword and shield and let your talent shine. This game is only for true knights!
16. Lords of the Fallen
Lords of the Fallen is developed and published by CI Games, a very controversial studio. Their games aren’t amongst the most popular, neither they bring the AAA quality, but there’s a lot of effort put into these games. As such, Lords of the Fallen is another Dark Souls wannabe game that puts an emphasis on tactical combat, RPG elements, and not-so-punishing difficulty. It was released three years ago and was plagued by bad optimization and bugs. However, CI Games ironed out these issues now, so you can freely enjoy this cheap game and even buy a GOTY edition for just a few bucks.
17. Dragon Age: Inquisition
Who would guess that Dragon Age: Inquisition will be one of the greatest action RPG games ever when it came out? This game is truly a masterpiece developed by BioWare, which is a team that stands behind the Mass Effect series. If you know about Mass Effect, you know that this series is amazing and so is the Dragon Age series, with this game being the newest in the franchise. Upon starting the game, you undergo a character creation and you are a very important role in fighting the demons. Although it’s a game published by EA, I still feel like the game is underrated. Feel the power of Frostbite 3 engine and go on a killing spree!
Thief was released the same year as Dragon Age: Inquisition, but it’s a way different game. Thief is a stealth game that relies on using the darkness in order to hide from the enemies. Furthermore, Thief doesn’t have a distinctive combat system, so you can just take down some enemies which can be enough for completing a level. This gives a sense of danger which forces you to rethink your moves to be able to stay hidden. Being a singleplayer game, Thief offers a solid story and great voice acting, for a funny price.
19. Gothic 3
Gothic 3 represents a great example of an old game. Being an open-world game, Gothic 3 lets you explore the in-game world, and it’s straightforward gorgeous. I know that the game is released in 2006, but come on, you can’t help but admire the game. At a time when PCs were much slower, Pyranha Bytes managed to create an immersive, satisfying, and jaw-dropping RPG experience. Much like The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Gothic 3 is a single-player game with no multiplayer component. This means that you can freely focus on your own adventures and write your own book!
20. Crusader Kings II
Grand strategy games are great, but in the era of role-playing and action games, this genre faded slowly. Regardless of that, there are some amazing games like Crusader Kings II that are still played at large! Crusader Kings II marks a great moment in strategy genre history, and it’s a game about creating and developing your Dynasty from 1066 to 1453. The game lets you participate in one of the crucial periods of our planet, which is really a joy. The game is very successful which resulted in many new expansion packs and DLC and I think that we, gamers deserve it.