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Best Hard Core PC Games for 2014

January 5, 2014 by Meryll divider image

Although there are already so many different PC games that are out in the market these days, it is still inevitable for a few of them to really standout—with almost every PC owner dying to get into these games. Here’s a few of those best PC games that will still definitely have the most fans even by 2014:

Battlefield                                      

            Ever since its first release, (Battlefield 1942) which was in the year 2002; this first-person shooter video game series had been widely played by a lot of hard core PC gamers. In fact, gamers could not seem to get enough of it that developers have already come up with 24 sequels—Battlefield 4 being the last. With this long list of Battlefield video games, hard core gamers are still looking forward to its 2014 sequel.

Battlefield is a first-person shooter video game that was first release in 2002 for Microsoft Windows and OS X. It is primarily focused on large maps or “battlefields,” warfare and the teamwork that the player is able to create during the battle. Newer Battlefield games have also ventured on online multiplayer which makes it a lot more fun to play for hard core PC gamers.

The game stories are also based on real-life war events like the World War II and the Vietnam War. It features realistic viewing experience, real time gaming responses and unbelievably realistic gaming strategies.

What makes this game also very interesting to play is that it does not need so much from a gaming laptop or any other type of gaming computer. Its system requirements are very minimal. For an AMD CPU, even its latest sequel could already be played on a quad-core Phenom 9650. For an Intel CPU, a Core 2 Duo Q6400 running at 2.13GHz would be great. It only requires 4GB of RAM and 20GB of free storage space. An NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 is recommended for a GPU or an AMD Radeon HD 6950. Although this game could already be played on a Windows Vista 32-bit, a Windows 7 at 64-bit is recommended. Support for DirectX11 would also give the best gaming experience.

Call of Duty

            A tight competition of the Battlefield series, Call of Duty is also a first and third-person shooter video game that is based on real-life world wars. This game was first released in 2003 and besides making a big hit in the gaming industry, it also garnered several awards which led to its sequel; Call of Duty: United Offensive which was released in 2004. More and more sequels to the game were released and up to this year, the video game series remains on top of the gaming industry list for the best games—possibly even by 2014.

This game series has different stories depending on which game you play and which sequel. But of course all of them require you to assume the role of a shooter who needs to play and win all the campaign missions because your duty calls for it. The game features real-time gaming responses and realistic viewing experience. Besides the fact that a new game in its series will be released by 2014, Call of Duty is widely played and will definitely still be widely played by hard core gamers because it has very minimal system requirements.

A hard core gamer does not need to have an expensive, high-end and newly released gaming laptop in order to play the game. For as long as the gaming laptop has at least an Intel Core 2 Duo E8200 at 2.66GHz or an AMD Phenom X3 8750 at 2.4GHz for a CPU, 6GB of RAM, 40GB storage space, an NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450 or ATI Radeon HD 5870 GPU, Direct X11 compatibility and Windows 7 or 8 OS at 64-Bit, playing the latest Call of Duty game would already be possible.

Another great factor that would make this game really still make a big hit even by 2014 is the fact that it is also available on mobile smartphones. It is also on Blackberry, iOS and Android.

World of War Craft

            The World of War Craft or WoW, is probably the most played massively multiplayer online role-playing game or MMORPG these days. It is a fantasy game that allows hard core PC gamers to assume a character, own an avatar, explore the fantasy landscapes, fight monsters, win quests and interact with other players online.

The game has several different stories and expansions and all of them are widely played all over the world. Although gaming fun is the primary reason hard core players play WoW, some of them have also realized the significant amount of money by betting on the game or selling a character they have built within the game.

WoW also offers excellent graphics and gaming strategies that make it irresistible for most hard core gamers. It currently has over seven million players or subscribers from all over the world and it is expected to still make a big hit in 2014 especially with its new expansion: Warlords of Draenor.

Besides a reliable internet connection, the World of War Craft also requires a gaming laptop to have at least a Windows XP OS or newer with updated service packs, an Intel Pentium D or an AMD Athlon 64 X2 CPU, an NVIDIA GeForce 6800 or an ATI Radeon X1600 Pro GPU, at least 2GB of RAM or 1GB for a Windows XP and at least 25GB available storage space.

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