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PC (Personal computer) - one of the most popular home platforms and the only one which doesn’t offer playing video games as its main purpose. PC was born in the 1970s, but it is impossible to give an exact moment of its birth or even a name of its creator. However, IBM is the one who gave computers their present shape, using, at the beginning of the 1980s, an idea of open architecture – which is today one of the most important differences between computers and consoles.

The foundations of PC as a gaming platform are currently systems of digital distribution of video games (Steam, Origin, Uplay) and MMO games that mostly work in f2p (free-to-play) model.

Released Games 111 Upcoming Games 9
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Reeditions/remasters/remakes
Age of Empires: Definitive Edition (PC)
Age of Empires: Definitive Edition (PC)

Strategy 2018

A refreshed version of Age of Empires, a real-time strategy game that debuted in 1997. Microsoft, the company responsible for the new version, focused not only on improving the graphics so that they now support 4K resolution, but on recording a new version of the symphonic soundtrack as well. The title contains the contents of the basic version of the original game and of the Rise of Rome expansion pack. The single player scenarios were expanded with new narrative features. In Age of Empires: Definitive Edition the player is leading civilizations from various regions of the world to war. The gameplay is focused on expanding the base, obtaining resources, recruiting army and participating in dynamic battles. A modernized interface makes controlling the battlefield easier. In addition to single player modes, the title offers multiplayer mode based on Xbox Live.

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Heroes of Might & Magic III: HD Edition (PC)
Heroes of Might & Magic III: HD Edition (PC)

Strategy 29 January 2015

A remastered edition of one of the most well-received installments of the legendary Heroes of Might & Magic series, created for the 15th anniversary of the game's original release and the 20th anniversary of the franchise. It was commissioned by Ubisoft and developed by DotEmu, known e.g. from the remake of the cult platform game Another World. The contents of the HD edition are the same as the base game (no expansions included) and consist of 7 story campaigns (about 50 maps in total), a skirmish mode and a functional editor. Compared to the original, the key changes are the upgraded wide-screen-compatible HD visuals. The graphics are now sharper and more clear-cut, which is the result of reprogramming over 25,000 elements and models. The multiplayer mode has also been upgraded, both in the local “hotseat” mode and the online one. Also, for the first time ever, a version for mobile devices was created.

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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition (PC)
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition (PC)

RPG 28 October 2016

A remastered edition of the fifth instalment of the famous role-playing game series The Elder Scrolls, developed by Bethesda for PC Windows and eight generation consoles. The story takes place 200 years after the events of Oblivion, and you play as one of the last Dovahkiin – dragon hunters blessed by the gods. When the scaled beasts once again appear in the skies and a prophecy foretells the arrival of Alduin, the god of destruction, you have to stop the oncoming apocalypse. The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim includes the core game, all the official DLC packs, and a wide range of visual upgrades. The developers created e.g. higher-resolution textures and effects such as volumetric lighting or dynamic depth of field. One of the main attractions of this edition is the introduction of fan mod support not only for PC Windows, but also for the console versions of the game.

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Age of Empires II: HD Edition (PC)
Age of Empires II: HD Edition (PC)

Strategy 09 April 2013

A remastered version of Age of Empire II: The Age of the Kings, a popular real-time strategy game and its expansion - Age of Empires II: The Conqueror. The new edition was developed by Hidden Path Entertainment in cooperation with Microsoft Game Studios. Compared to the 1999’s original, the changes introduced in Age of Empires II: HD Edition involve mainly improved graphics, which were adjusted to HD standard. The developers remained faithful to the classic gameplay mechanics — the players assume the role of a leader of one of 18 historical nations and control their progress through subsequent centuries. Victory can be achieved in various ways, including military conquest, diplomacy, and economic expansion.

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Divinity: Original Sin - Enhanced Edition (PC)
Divinity: Original Sin - Enhanced Edition (PC)

RPG 27 October 2015

An enhanced edition of an 2014 RPG by Larian Studios, which, unlike the original, appeared not only on PC, but also on consoles. In terms of the story the game is a prequel to the Divinity series. Players control two young Source Hunters, who have to investigate a mysterious death that occurred in one of the cities in realm of Rivellon, and explore a forbidden art of magic in order to counter its effects. When it comes to gameplay mechanics, the game goes back to the roots of the Divinity series employing isometric view. While playing, you command a team of up to 4 characters, navigating through the interactive environment and listening to conversations between your team members. When compared with the original release, Enhanced Edition offers new subplots, new quests and an alternative ending. Furthermore, local co-op mode was added, as well as gamepad support and the game features enhanced audiovisuals.

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Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition (PC)
Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition (PC)

RPG 28 November 2012

A remastered edition of the legendary RPG developed by BioWare in 1998. It was enhanced by Overhaul Games and contains the vanilla game as well as the Tales of the Sword Coast expansion. The plot takes us to the popular Forgotten Realms universe where we follow the adventures of a six-member party led by the protagonist, an orphan brought up by his foster father. The hero embarks on a dangerous journey to face forces of evil and uncover a horrifying truth about his or her origins. The gameplay is based on the rules of the Dungeons & Dragons system. The remastered version of the game features, first and foremost, improved graphics and entirely new content in the form of quests and items created in cooperation with the developers of the original for the purposes of this edition.

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Rogue Trooper Redux (PC)
Rogue Trooper Redux (PC)

Action 17 October 2017

A refreshed version of a shooter game developed by Rebellion (Sniper Elite, Aliens vs. Predator) and released back in 2006. The player takes on the role of a genetically-modified soldier of the future. The game begins soon after the arrival of the protagonist's squad in a strategic warzone, where they got betrayed and slaughtered. As the sole survivor of the massacre, the protagonist has to avenge their comrades and eliminate the adversaries in so doing. Rogue Trooper Redux is played from a third-person view. Particular missions are set in diverse sceneries and are based on dynamic exchanges of fire. The protagonist faces other modified soldiers, but also hostile vehicles and combat drones. The game also features stealth-action sequences. Alongside progression, the player unlocks special skill chips - thanks to them, the protagonist can face challenges that would otherwise require an entire squad of soldiers. Compared with the original edition, Rogue Trooper Redux offers noticeably improved graphics.

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Fable Anniversary (PC)
Fable Anniversary (PC)

RPG 12 September 2014

A refreshed version of the legendary RPG by Peter Molyneux, created to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the original Fable game. The remake is based on the expanded version called Fable: The Lost Chapters which debuted in 2005. Developers from Lionhead focused mostly on improving the graphics to fit modern HD standards and introducing many improvements of the gameplay mechanics. The player takes the role of a small boy who witnesses the death of his closest ones during a bandit raid on his family village. Adopted by a member of the legendary Hero Guild, he trains and becomes stronger in order to have his revenge on the bandits. During the game the protagonist changes from a small, helpless boy into a true hero. In addition to the main plot, the developers also created many side quests and various additional activities that are gradually unraveled as the player progress in the game. The protagonist can act in good or bad way and his actions will impact the attitude of non-playable characters towards him.

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Resident Evil 4 Ultimate HD Edition (PC)
Resident Evil 4 Ultimate HD Edition (PC)

Adventure 28 February 2014

A remastered edition of the fourth installment in the legendary Resident Evil series, regarded as the most important one in the franchise. The original title was published in 2005 on GameCube and PlayStation 2. In Resident Evil 4 you assume the role of Leon S. Kennedy, the famous policeman from the second installment, who travels to Spain in order to find the president’s lost daughter. The mission turned out to be more complicated than he thought – he has to fight hundreds of mutants infected with a virus and a mysterious sect ruled by Osmund Saddler. Gameplay is almost identical to the original title, as the developers decided not to alter mechanics and focused on converting graphics to HD. Most of textures and the lighting system are updated and an achievement system typical for contemporary productions was also implemented.

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Stronghold Crusader HD (PC)
Stronghold Crusader HD (PC)

Strategy 01 November 2012

An improved edition of a popular RTS game created by FireFly Studios and originally released back in 2002. The HD edition increases the maximum resolution supported and adds zooming in and out in the isometric view. The game offers the entire content of the original release, supplemented with additional units, scenarios and tactical options introduced in the Stronghold Warchest and Stronghold Crusader Extreme editions. The player assumes the role of a castle's administrator living during the first three crusades. Throughout several single player campaigns, the player completes a series of story missions, familiarizing themselves with subsequent game mechanics. Balancing between prosperous economy and powerful army is the core element of gameplay here. Apart from standard campaigns, the game offers a set of individual scenarios and multiplayer missions for up to 8 players. Beyond the aforementioned technical improvements, the audiovisuals as such were not changed.

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Titan Quest Anniversary Edition (PC)
Titan Quest Anniversary Edition (PC)

RPG 31 August 2016

A new edition of Titan Quest, a classic hack-and-slash, bundled with its official expansion Immortal Throne, prepared for the 10th anniversary of the release. The plot takes place in ancient times, and is based on stories from Greek, Egyptian, Babylonian, and Chinese mythologies. The players assume the role of a hero, who is tasked with finding a way to imprison the Titans, who've managed to escape after years of imprisonment, and are now causing mayhem and destruction on Earth. The reedition was developed as a joint venture between the original developers – Iron Lore studio and THQ Nordic. In total, Titan Quest Anniversary Edition contains 1261 changes, including, for example, a better balancing of individual classes, abilities, weapons, and items. Other changes include: a better non-player character AI, greater equipment capacity, or an improved loot system. Aside from that, the game incorporates a large group of new enemies and bosses. The visuals underwent only symbolic changes, but they are still eye-catching, despite the passage of the time.

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered (PC)
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered (PC)

Action 04 November 2016

A remastered edition of 2007's Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. The original game was developed by Infinity Ward and it was the first installment in the legendary FPS series to be set in contemporary world. The plot is centered around a fictional military conflict from the turn of the 21st century, initiated by an extreme Russian nationalist by the name of Zakhaev, who supports terrorism in order to create a distraction from an attempt to take over his native country. The player assumes the roles of several different characters throughout the game, participating in subsequent dramatic missions taking place in various parts of the globe. The remastered edition offers higher-quality textures, new animations, improved lighting and shading effects, as well as improved sounds. Apart from the single-player campaign, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered features ten most popular maps for multiplayer competition. Additionally, it is worth mentioning that the game is featured as a bonus in the special edition of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare.

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Gears of War: Ultimate Edition (PC)
Gears of War: Ultimate Edition (PC)

Action 01 March 2016

A remastered edition of a famous Xbox 360 shooter game prepared for PC and the eight generation consoles by The Coalition Studio, which comprises largely of the creators of the original release. The game takes you back to the war-devastated planet of Sera, which fell victim to an invasion of an alien race, commonly known as the Locust. Playing as Marcus Fenix, a convicted deserter, you and your team are sent to stop the invaders. The game employs third person perspective. One of the key gameplay elements is the environmental cover system. As compared with the 2006 original, this product features noticeably improved, high-definition graphics. The story campaign was expanded by 5 extra chapters originally available only in the PC version. The list of innovations also includes new maps and play modes, 17 characters previously known from Gears of War 3, dedicated servers, and matchmaking system based on players’ skills.

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StarCraft: Remastered (PC)
StarCraft: Remastered (PC)

Strategy 14 August 2017

An upgraded version of the bestselling 1998 RTS game. Both versions were developed by Blizzard Entertainment. Compared to the original release, the game (including the Brood War expansion) features mainly significantly improved audiovisuals. Although the visuals remain two-dimensional, all the graphic elements have become more detailed. Furthermore, the game supports high resolutions (up to 4K), as well as refreshed audio, which also applies to dialogues between characters. Changes were introduced to the game's online component as well - StarCraft: Remastered offers an advanced system of matchmaking, the option to store one's save files in the cloud, quick button re-mapping, and easy access to fan-made maps and replays. The mechanics remain unchanged - the game is a classic RTS, featuring three playable races (the Terrans, the Protoss, and the Zerg). The gameplay is based on gathering resources, building one's base, conducting research, producing units, and fighting enemies - in combat, taking advantage of both the enemy's weak spots and the strong spots of the player's forces, constitutes the key to success. Apart from six story campaigns (two for each of the races), the game offers an extensive multiplayer component with various game modes.

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Baldur's Gate II: Enhanced Edition (PC)
Baldur's Gate II: Enhanced Edition (PC)

RPG 15 November 2013

An Overhaul Games’ remastered edition of the cult Baldur’s Gate II: Shadows of Amn with the Throne of Bhaal expansion. The players have another opportunity to visit the fantasy world of Forgotten Realms to embark on a rescue mission with the protagonist and face his horrifying legacy. Similarly to the original, the gameplay mechanics of Baldur’s Gate II: Enhanced Edition are based on the second edition of the Dungeons & Dragons RPG system. The developers of the reedition introduce a number of additional quests, items, locations, and characters. Changes were also made in the graphics, upgrading them to the High Definition standard.

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Assassin's Creed: Liberation HD (PC)
Assassin's Creed: Liberation HD (PC)

Action 15 January 2014

A re-released edition of the action game Assassin's Creed: Liberation, previously released for PlayStation Vita, now converted for PC Windows and home consoles. Like in the 2012 original, the protagonist of Assassin's Creed: Liberation is the Black woman Aveline de Gandpré, who joins the Assassins to fight for liberty and justice. The game is set mostly in New Orleans in the turbulent years 1765-1780. As per an Assassin's Creed game, the gameplay focuses on exploring vast locations, and spectacular combat, utilizing Aveline's parkour skills. Assassin's Creed: Liberation HD features several major mechanics changes and better visuals provided by the AnvilNext engine.

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Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin (PC)
Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin (PC)

RPG 02 April 2015

A complete, improved edition of the best selling action RPG created by From Software, released at the start of 2014 on PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3. The game once again takes place in a gritty fantasy world. The main protagonist is trying to find a way to lift his curse. During the journey he will participate in challenging duels during which he will use both traditional weaponry and an arsenal of magical attacks. As the game progress, the character gains experience and he can be developed in various ways. The new edition contains all story DLCs, depicting his search for the three crowns of legendary rulers. The developers expanded the story of the basic game, added new NPCs, improved the item descriptions, and balanced the character progression system. Additionally, the owners of PCs and eighth generation consoles can enjoy improved graphics that fully utilize the power of their hardware.

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Constructor HD (PC)
Constructor HD (PC)

Strategy 26 May 2017

Remake of a bestselling economic strategy game released in 1997, prepared by creators of the original – British studio System 3 Software. In the game we take on the role of an owner of a construction company, and our goal is to develop a thriving business and eliminate competition, always breathing down our neck. During the game we have to take care of raw materials supply, such as concrete or wood, and construct customer-fit houses which, when sold or rented, will give us a reasonable profit. A characteristic feature of the title is the possibility to take advantage of various not always lawful methods of undermining the competition. We can bribe protesting hippies, psychopaths, thieves, or saboteurs, and in the later stages of the game also cooperate with mafia. The main feature of the refreshed version of Constructor are its HD resolution graphics. Creators decided not to interfere with the classic gameplay mechanics, keeping also the large dose of humor that traditionally accompanies our struggle.

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.hack//G.U. Last Recode (PC)
.hack//G.U. Last Recode (PC)

RPG 02 November 2017

.hack//G.U. Last Recode is a collection of three Japanese RPGs initially released on PlayStation 2 between 2006-2007: hack//G.U. vol. 1//Rebirth, .hack//G.U. Vol.2//Reminisce, and .hack//G.U. Vol.3//Redemption. All three have been developed by CyberConnect2, also responsible for working on the remastered editions. These MMORPGs allow a player to visit a virtual world, in which he has to complete consecutive tasks and fight enemies in real time with a team of over a dozen warriors. The developers have improved the visuals and altered the gameplay mechanics by deleting most of the bugs that players were complaining on, such as the too high difficulty level, the uncomfortable inventory interface, the necessity to grind, and the occurrences of short pauses after issuing orders. All the improvements have also been implemented into all the installments featured by the Last Recode collection.

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Dead Island: Definitive Edition (PC)
Dead Island: Definitive Edition (PC)

Action 31 May 2016

A remastered edition of the first installment in the Dead Island series, which was originally launched in 2011 by the Polish studio Techland. In the game, we are transported to the island of Banoi, located near Papua New Guinea, where we assume the role of one of four characters that have to fight for survival in a zombie-infested tropical paradise. As far as gameplay is concerned, the title is a first-person action game with RPG elements, allowing the player to explore, undertake various primary and secondary quests, and, obviously, fight hordes of zombies with a wide arsenal of melee weapons and firearms. The game shines in cooperation mode, where up to four players can play together. Compared to the original, Dead Island: Definitive Edition offers enhanced visuals powered by Chrome Engine 6 as well as a modified user interface and a number of other minor improvements. The game comes with all DLCs released for the original and can be bought either separately or in the Dead Island: Definitive Collection bundle.

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Planescape Torment: Enhanced Edition (PC)
Planescape Torment: Enhanced Edition (PC)

RPG 11 April 2017

Planescape Torment: Enhanced Edition is the remastered version of the classic cRPG game. It was created by Beamdog. Unlike the other remasters from the studio, Planescape Torment: Enhanced Edition has no new story elements. Instead, Beamdog focused on the technical aspects. Visuals were improved (on PC we can even play in 4K), just like the user's interface. Game's soundtrack was also remastered. Chris Avellone, designer of the original game, supervised some of the changes introduced by Beamdog. Most of them were tweaks to the game mechanics and fixes of bugs that were left in the original release. In Planescape Torment: Enhanced Edition we play as The Nameless One, a mysterious immortal hero who tries to find the truth about his past and the reason behind his immortality. We are accompanied by diversified characters (among them we will find Morte, a floating, talking human skull) in our adventures. Learning the stories of the citizens of this unique world and doing quests are the primary focus points of the game. Combat is present in the game, but it is just a small part of it and in most cases can be avoided. As we progress, we level up and advance our character and party members. It is worth mentioning that even though the game is based on the second edition of Advanced Dungeons & Dragons The Nameless One's character is based on our deeds in the game, not chosen during the character creation process.

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