Most Overrated PC Games All Time (September 2023)

In the world of video games, the power of critics cannot be denied. Their reviews can make or break a new release, with a positive review potentially catapulting a game to success and a negative one dooming it to failure. However, it’s important to remember that even critics can make mistakes and get things wrong.

Most Overrated PC Games All Time (September 2023)

Although they are typically reliable, critics have been known to overhype a game as the “best of the year,” only for fans to realize it doesn’t quite live up to the hype. Conversely, some games that receive lackluster reviews are actually much better than they’re given credit for and deserve a second chance.

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Disco Elysium: The Final Cut

Most Overrated PC Games All Time (September 2023)
Most Overrated PC Games All Time (September 2023)
Platform: PC
Released: March 30, 2021
Metacritic Score: 97

Have you heard about Disco Elysium: The Final Cut? It’s the definitive version of the incredibly popular RPG that’s been sweeping the gaming world! With exciting new quests that let you pursue your political goals, meet even more fascinating people in the city, and explore an entirely new area, you’ll be totally immersed in the action. And that’s not all – this version includes full voice acting, controller support, and a wider range of language options.

You’ll be blown away by the endless possibilities in this award-winning open-world game. As a detective with unique skills, you’ll have an entire city block to navigate and explore. Chat with unforgettable characters, solve the mystery, or maybe even take some bribes… the choice is yours! So, do you want to be a hero or a complete mess of a person? Get ready for a wild ride with Disco Elysium: The Final Cut!

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Half-Life 2

Half Life 2
Platform: PC
November 16, 2004
Metacritic Score: 96

Half-Life 2 is a first-person shooter game that came out in 2004. It builds on the first game’s tension, difficulty, and visceral charge. It has a shockingly new level of reality and responsiveness that lets players change the world around them, including how their friends and enemies act.

The player takes on the part of Gordon Freeman, a scientist doing research who finds himself on a planet full of aliens. The world’s resources are being used up, and the number of people living there is going down. Freeman has to save the world from the bad things he made worse at Black Mesa. He is counting on a lot of people, even the ones he cares about.

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Grand Theft Auto V

Most Overrated PC Games All Time (September 2023)
Most Overrated PC Games All Time (September 2023)
Platform: PC
April 13, 2015
Metacritic Score: 96

Los Santos is a city where dreams can quickly turn sour. Three criminals are looking to make it big in this economic uncertainty. 

  • Franklin wants to make real money and a name for himself. 
  • Michael is trying to live a quiet life, but his past is catching up to him. 
  • Trevor is a violent criminal, always looking for his next big score. 

Together, they risk it all in a series of daring heists, knowing that success could mean setting themselves up for life, but failure could lead to jail or worse.

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The Orange Box

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Platform: PC
October 10, 2007
Metacritic Score: 96

Valve’s The Orange Box is a bundle of five games, including Half-Life 2 and sequels, Portal, and Team Fortress 2. Play as Gordon Freeman in Half-Life 2 and fight against aliens, continue the story in Episode One and Episode Two, solve puzzles with the portal gun in Portal, and play in epic battles with diverse classes in Team Fortress 2. Fans of these genres must have The Orange Box for hours of excitement and adventure.

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Half-Life

Half Life
Platform: PC
November 19, 1998
Metacritic Score: 96

Half-Life is seriously the best game ever! The storytelling is so gripping. It’s like reading a Stephen King novel with heart-pumping action and cutting-edge technology. It’s so immersive you’ll feel like you’re actually in the game, using your wits to stay alive. And the critics agree – it’s won over 50 Game of the Year awards from all over the globe! PC Gamer even named it the Best PC Game Ever in their November 1999 issue. You gotta try this game. It’s that good!

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Baldur’s Gate 3

Most Overrated PC Games All Time (September 2023)
Most Overrated PC Games All Time (September 2023)
Platform: PC
August 3, 2023
Metacritic Score: 96

The fate of Faerun is at stake as an ancient evil threatens to destroy Baldur’s Gate from within. You must gather your party and return to the Forgotten Realms to face this challenge. Share your strength and resist the mind-flayer parasite that has awakened mysterious abilities within you. The choice is yours: fight the darkness, embrace corruption, and become the ultimate evil.

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BioShock

BioShock
Platform: PC
August 21, 2007
Metacritic Score: 96

BioShock provides an unparalleled first-person shooter experience with a living, ever-changing world. Following a plane crash, you’ll plunge into Rapture, an underwater city now filled with corpses and genetically mutated inhabitants. You can enhance your weapons and genetically modify your body with Plasmids. Explore a world fueled by Ecological AI and make significant decisions that affect your gameplay. Will you exploit or rescue the innocent survivors of Rapture?

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Baldur’s Gate II: Shadows of Amn

Baldurs Gate II Shadows of Amn
Platform: PC
September 24, 2000
Metacritic Score: 95

This RPG is an impressive continuation of the story in “Baldur’s Gate.” It takes place in Amn, a detailed and rich area of the Forgotten Realms along the southern Sword Coast. With over 300 spells and 130-plus monster types, it surpasses its predecessor, which only had 130 spells and 60 monster types.

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Persona 5 Royal

Most Overrated PC Games All Time (September 2023)
Most Overrated PC Games All Time (September 2023)
Platform: PC
October 21, 2022
Metacritic Score: 95

Embark on an RPG adventure with Persona 5 Royal and join the Phantom Thieves to execute daring heists and liberate yourself from modern society. New characters, locations, grappling hook mechanics await, and new abilities to enhance your metaverse and everyday life. Uncover a never-before-seen story arc, alternate endings, and more. Put on the mask and reveal your true self with confidence.

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Portal 2

Most Overrated PC Games All Time (September 2023)
Most Overrated PC Games All Time (September 2023)
Platform: PC
April 18, 2011
Metacritic Score: 95

Valve, the amazing developer behind the mind-blowing puzzle game Portal, is in the process of creating a full-length sequel! How exciting is that?! We all remember how awesome the original game was – released in 2007 for Xbox 360 and PC – with its innovative gameplay and mind-bending puzzles. Who can forget the story of Chell, the ultimate test subject, navigating through a series of chambers using a portal gun? We can’t wait for this next adventure!

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