Originally Posted by Enad1
Tells OP to disregard a 70 hour RPG epic, which also happens to be one of the best RPG's ever created and then goes on to recommend a 2 hour puzzle game.
Nothing against Portal, I like both games but they're extremely simplistic.
OP, if you're looking for true value. Dragon Age Origins would be the game to get. Since it has 6 totally unique origins and 3 races to chose from...It offers probably 400 or so hours of gameplay before you start having to replay the same things.
Overall, just use boredgunners list. All the highlighted games are MUSTS!
Y'know, I can code up a Windows form with a 100-hour timer on it, and play a "You win!" sound every time the user clicks a button on it. Then, I would have made a 100-hour game. How many of those hours the user is entertained is another question. Example: I skipped past the entire opening cinematic in Dragon Age as soon as I saw it was going to be a narration over a parchment map and concept art, narrated by an old wisened man. An hour into the game, I didn't feel like I had missed much; or seen much.
There's quite a long list of age-old games if you're just starting in the PC world; that seemed to be the implication from your first post, so...
I would also recommend Team Fortress 2. Where do you buy it? Sorry to say, but you CAN'T. Ever since a date sometime in 2011, NO ONE can buy it. That is to say, it's free
. It's also stayed updated since its release in 2007 with somewhere near a hundred new weapons, dozens of new maps, a new gamemode in which 6 players battle against armies of robots, oh and hats hats hats. You can download it (free!) using Steam, but might as well just do that when you get your PC.
If you don't have it yet, one game to consider for a new PC is Crysis. You can likely find it for pretty cheap these days, and it's a really good way to test out a new PC. The sequels were made for consoles, so you may want to get the 1st one. The gameplay was also improved a bit in its standalone expansion, Crysis: Warhead