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The Tom's Hardware Definitive List of PC Games: Best Mature Subject Matter

The Tom's Hardware Definitive List of PC Games: Best Mature Subject Matter

Are we living in a new "golden age" for PC Gaming? Of course, it is impossible to give a definitive answer. The distance of time and a heaping dose of nostalgia are both necessary prerequisites for any "golden age". And, while it may be easy to argue the merits of one generation over another, one thing is abundantly clear: PC Gaming in 2017 is more widespread and more accessible than ever before. The maturation of digital distribution, a new diversity of platforms, and the adoption of x86 CPU architecture by console manufactures have together, created the perfect environment for a PC Gaming renaissance. PC Gamers have access to more games than ever before, including overlooked titles from past generations and current games that would have been either too costly or too difficult to port. Games are so ubiquitous that you're more likely to hear complaints of having too many games, rather than too few. The number of "good" games is now so great that even the hardest of the most hardcore gamers struggle in their search to find the very best.

To help navigate this brave new world for gaming, Tom's Hardware is in the process of assembling the definitive list of PC games in a number of genres. We've already put a few lists together, but the number of titles is lacking. While the Tom's Hardware Editorial team is few in number, the Tom's Hardware Community is legion. With your input we hope to assemble a list of the best and worst PC games that can truly be called definitive. Over the next few weeks we'll be collecting Community feedback across multiple categories. Once we have a sufficient number of submissions, we'll have the Community vote on the most popular, with a showcase of the winning games on the Tom's Hardware homepage.

This thread will decide the best games with the most mature subject matter.

To help get you started here are the Editorial Team's list of their favorite games with mature themes.

May the best game win!


Nuclear Proliferation - Metal Gear Solid Franchise



PTSD and War - Spec Ops: The Line



Morality and Humanity - Planescape: Torment



Supernatural Suspense - Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy Remastered


Geopolitics and the Refugee Crisis - Papers, Please



Marketplace Economics - EVE Online
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  1. The Witcher and GTA series are the first two that come to mind for this category. I guess to get more specific, Witcher 3 and GTA V represent the best of the series.

    I'd like to also nominate Fallout 2 for letting me shotgun jet with the mob boss's teenage daughter, bang her, then go bang her mom and murder her dad.
  2. Xenophage2112 said:
    The Witcher and GTA series are the first two that come to mind for this category. I guess to get more specific, Witcher 3 and GTA V represent the best of the series.

    I'd like to also nominate Fallout 2 for letting me shotgun jet with the mob boss's teenage daughter, bang her, then go bang her mom and murder her dad.


    Absolutely, Fallout 1 & 2 had some pretty dicey moments. Fallout 2's shotgun wedding was also a laugh, bang Grisham's daughter, he end's up barging in and forcing you to marry his daughter at the end of a shotgun barrel (if you couldn't convince him you were doing a medical examination). Off course you could always let her die to radscorpions or deathclaws afterwards... till death do us part.
  3. kracsnz said:
    Xenophage2112 said:
    The Witcher and GTA series are the first two that come to mind for this category. I guess to get more specific, Witcher 3 and GTA V represent the best of the series.

    I'd like to also nominate Fallout 2 for letting me shotgun jet with the mob boss's teenage daughter, bang her, then go bang her mom and murder her dad.


    Absolutely, Fallout 1 & 2 had some pretty dicey moments. Fallout 2's shotgun wedding was also a laugh, bang Grisham's daughter, he end's up barging in and forcing you to marry his daughter at the end of a shotgun barrel (if you couldn't convince him you were doing a medical examination). Off course you could always let her die to radscorpions or deathclaws afterwards... till death do us part.
  4. Fallout 2, after the shotgun marriage, you could take her to the slaver and sell her. Or divorce her at new reno

    Fallout 2 needs to win this category
  5. An old game, Phantasmagoria by Sierra Games, back when they were trying full motion games. Very adult and graphic, featured sex and murder and a lot of blood, and it was actual film, not digital animation. Remember, this was from 1995. At the time these were considered spectacular quality graphics. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u_kRBZYI1Mk
  6. Grand Theft Auto is kinda mature. Probably fits the list, they like to push boundaries.
    The Suffering has some rather edgy content. You spend the entire game on an island prison that has seen numerous deaths. Plus, convicts sentenced to life in prison or execution. And they have some stories to tell.
  7. Manhunt 1 and 2.
    Postal.

    Those are the sickest that come to my mind..
  8. Leisure Suit Larry and the Land of the Lounge Lizards

    https://www.gog.com/game/leisure_suit_larry
  9. carssuckjeepsrule said:
    Leisure Suit Larry and the Land of the Lounge Lizards

    https://www.gog.com/game/leisure_suit_larry


    I remember that. We are old, they have never heard of ultima, bards tale, wing commander, etc.
  10. Ah, Wing Commander. Mark Hammill's best acting role outside of Star Wars....

    Speaking of old, I have played every Fallout game and every Elder Scrolls game.... as soon as they came out. First Fallout was 20 years ago. The first Elder Scrolls was in '94. Those of us who were around to play that and still playing the same series today, it is amazing to see how some franchises have carried on long term and the improvements in technology from then to now.
  11. Definetly... Conan Exiles ;)
  12. Nier Automata
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