Top 25 AAA Singleplayer PC Games (2015 to 2020)

Sometimes, all you need is a gorgeous solo experience to get away from it all. See our list of all single-player PC games.

25. Tales of Berseria

The sixteenth main installment of the acclaimed Tales series. Berseria steps away from their usual jolliness of the series as they take you on a mission for vengeance. Follow Velvet Crowe and her party of misfits and roam around the world of Desolation. Packed with improvements to combat, framerates, and hotkeys, it received a playscore of 8.56

24. Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch Remastered

Sure, it's a remaster, but it's a remaster done well enough to deserve that triple-a credit. Collaborating with the talented animators of Studio Ghibli, Level-5 created a world that is as magical as the studio's hit movies. Relive the moments of the original game along with their intriguing set of characters, all in the mesmerizing resolution of today's generation. It has a playscore of 8.57

23. Hitman 2

As a sequel to their 2016 title, this entry both revolutionized the series while retaining elements that made Hitman great. Expanding on their sandbox experience, test your assassination skills using their array of new weapons and concussive gadgets in 8 exotic locations. The next best thing while we wait for the next-gen finale, Hitman 2 has a playscore of 8.59

22. XCOM 2

Firaxis did so well in their revival of the cult classic strategy shooter that this sequel was a no-brainer. Exceeding the success of their first game, XCOM 2 levels up their extraterrestrial extermination. It raises the flag of the tactical turn-based games even higher with new variations in enemy types and maps. Who even needs other players, when you have randomly generated to last a lifetime? It has a score of 8.59

21. DiRT Rally

Racing games are usually under the realm of fast-paced multiplayer action. However, with the depth of simulation in Codemaster's rally racer, even solo racing enthusiasts have a lot of bite into. Test your optimizations, try it out on the tracks alongside your driving skills, and see if you can survive their punishing tracks. It's their high risk, high reward gameplay that earns it playscore of 8.61

20. STAR WARS Jedi: Fallen Order

EA has refocused their energies into the singleplayer experience in this fresh Star Wars Jedi entry. Set after the events of The Revenge Of The Sith, take on the role of a Padawan spared in the Order 66 purge and rebuild the Jedi Order. Balancing strong videogame influences and narrative richness, this might just be the best Star Wars game to date with a playscore of 8.64

19. Gears of War 4

25 years after the events of the original trilogy, Marcus Fenix makes a return to the fray. Now aged and wise, he takes the role of mentor to his son as they fight against a new threat. There may already be a Gears 5, but it wasn't quite as we expected. With that in mind, this remains the best in Microsoft's cover-based shooter with a score of 8.67

18. Grand Theft Auto V

It may have been five years since its debut, this fifth entry is still going strong. With the vastness of its open world, and the variety of activities--both within the story and out--GTA V has a lot to offer us even to this day. Sure, committing a crime is a lot more fun with friends online, this installment's threefold perspective is worth the singleplayer experience too. It has a playscore of 8.67

17. Red Dead Redemption 2

And right after a Rockstar classic, we get one of their most recent masterpieces. A long-awaited PC port to a long-awaited sequel, they made sure the wait was worth it with this thrilling tale of outlaw Arthur Morgan in the fictionalized Wild West Era. RDR2 was everything we expected and more, boasting stunning detail in terms of graphics, storyline, and even historical tidbits. A field trip we can enjoy for more years to come, it has a playscore of 8.71

16. Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age

Considered as the best of the series yet, take on the role of the brave Hero and explore a world full of monsters to slay and secrets to discover. Letting you switch between 2D and 3D visuals, they're showing off just how far the series has come. It might lack a few of the bonus content from the Definitive edition, it's still quite the adventure with a score of 8.73

15. DRAGON QUEST BUILDERS 2

Having a sequel as successful as their first outing just shows how groundbreaking this spinoff of the Dragon Quest series was. Refining their voxel crafting adventures ala Mojang's Minecraft, this second entry was an improvement on all fronts. Featuring new biomes, interesting gameplay changes, and a new focus on character customization, the journey is as personal as ever with a score of 8.75

14. F1 2019

While the F1 series already has a new installment coming up, it's clear that Codemasters has maintained quality in this series based on their latest entry. With Improved handling and physics, new cars, plus a dynamic day-and-night cycle, F1 2019 is still the best formula one experience on the PC with a playscore of 8.77

13. Doom

The Doom franchise has lasted for decades, but id Software's 2016 revival has become the face of the series in this generation. The iconic Doomguy gets an HD makeover and you get to jump into his shoes as he slays Demons in the most badass possible. A few sequels have been lined up for this reboot series, but on the PC, number one remains the best game with a playscore of 8.85

12. Rise of the Tomb Raider

Our second reboot series revives another icon from our early childhood videogames. Crystal Dynamics brings Lara Croft to the modern age, not just as the female badass as we remember her, but also as a passionate woman stumbling into heroism. Her origin story may be different, the action and the adventure stays quite the same and it receives a playscore of 8.86

11. Forza Motorsport 7

Microsoft's exclusive racing series makes it early on our list. While Forza is generally known for its jaw-dropping graphics, this particular subseries is perfect for avid racing fans, with 30 different tracks and over 700 cars--including their Porsche cover star. Featuring the Dynamic Weather System for the first time in Motorsport, it's one of their most beautiful and immersive entries with a playscore of 8.86

10. Total War: WARHAMMER II

Strategies may be too niche a genre for most, but Total War's exploration of the Warhammer universe has helped it chip its way into the mainstream. With this sequel, Creative Assembly refines what made the first game so great, particularly in their singleplayer campaign. Designing it with action at every turn, it's an expansive entry that gets even better with their many DLCs. A playscore of 8.88

9. Titanfall 2

Titanfall may be more known for their multiplayer mode, their second entry was the first to feature a singleplayer campaign. Exploring the bond between man and their sci-fi machines, it's definitely a journey worth celebrating. Getting both their campaign and their stunning multiplayer for a fraction of its original triple-A pricing, it's a bang for your buck gaming with a playscore of 8.9

8. Dark Souls III

There are some journeys best done alone, and FromSoftware's punishing action RPG is one of them. While having gained their reputation for their patience-testing combat, this farewell to the series had a lot in store for willing adventurers. Adding new layers of complexity to their gameplay, and variety to their items and monster designs, Dark Souls III is equal parts beauty and beast with a score of 8.96

7. Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

While Kojima's Death Stranding isn't out on the PC yet, this fifth installment of the long-running Metal Gear series remains as his highest-rated title. It showcased the best of the Fox Engine with its emergent open world and deep stealth mechanics. As usual for Kojima, the story is a subject to criticism but it was a fitting farewell to Snake's story. It has a playscore of 8.98

6. Devil May Cry 5

CAPCOM had a killer comeback prepared for their fifth entry. Not only does it take us back into the shoes of demon slayers Nero and Dante, but it also adds a new character into the mix--leveling up the variety and excitement of their hack and slash action. Play around with the new ways to kill, and put style into your slaying. Considered one of the best Devil May Cry games in a while, it has a score of 8.99

5. SEKIRO: Shadows Die Twice

The Dark Souls series may have met its end, but there's still fresh new ideas coming from FromSoftware. Retaining the brutal difficulty of their previous games, play as a Samurai with a prosthetic arm and make your way through the gorgeous landscapes of 16th Century Sengoku Japan. The scenery may be beautiful and rife with the creepiness of Japanese myth, it's a rough road ahead for whoever dares. It has a playscore of 9.07

4. Resident Evil 2

CAPCOM is doing amazing work with their reboot series but Resident Evil 2 was them at the top of their game. Bringing back their proven and tested formula for survival horror, take on the roles of Leon and Claire as they go through their original storyline with a few changes in perspective. Packed with new content that bridges new and old, it gets a playscore of 9.21

3. Divinity: Original Sin II

Larian Studios' reputation for high quality RPGs has risen so fast since the debut of their Divinity series. In this sequel, their world grew even bigger, allowing players to bring a friend to tag-along or lord over others in DM mode. At its heart, though, it's still the immersive, story-driven experience it always was. Dive into their fully-realized world of complex characters and interactive environments. Faithful to the spirit of pen and paper RPGs, it has a score of 9.37

2. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

CD Projekt Red's latest greatest achievement before the unfortunately delayed release of Cyberpunk 2077. It was this game that brought them to international attention, putting a close to their Witcher trilogy with a vibrant open world that's brimming with life. They have since improved the experience with new DLCs, but even its vanilla state, The Witcher III is a hallmark of the studio's excellence, earning a score of 9.4

1. Half-Life: Alyx

Valve's latest surprise. Yes, you'll need extra equipment to experience this next-level title, but they did make sure that it's worth your time and investment. It's not exactly the sequel we all expected. However, it's an expansion of the universe that they created, stirring the same kind of tension, terror, and intrigue that the original presented. A technical and narrative feat, it gets a score of 9.49

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