Every year the PC game list gets longer, better and more challenging for the PC gamer. This year is no exception. This year's games are promising to be the best ever with second, third or more editions of old favorites such as the Sims and Quake and some new ideas that will knock your socks off and keep you involved for hours.
If you're a history buff or simply trying to convince others gaming is educational, "Scourge of War: Gettysburg" should be on your PC game list. You can become one of the generals in the Civil War and learn all the problems they faced.
Communication and confusion reigned in that time and you'll feel their pains dealing with it. You can practice your combat tactics while learning a bit of history in the process. Everything is historically accurate and the addition of the multiplayer mode simply sweetens the pot.
For those that love strategy games, "Sid Meier's Civilization V" should be on your PC game list. It's a turn-based strategy game where you can team up with others for multiplayer games or simply delve deeply into the game as a single player. It does not have the same intricacies with religion or government that the "Civilization IV" game had but it's just as good. It's highly recommended for anyone whether you've experienced the previous versions or not.
Old favorites such as "Bejeweled 3" still are fun and the new twists and turns make them even better. You play the game in four different modes: Zen, Lightening, Classic and quest. The classic mode is the old Bejeweled with a few extra twists present in all the modes.
The lightening mode is similar to the old Bejeweled Blitz but you can collect bonus time. Zen is different from all those previously. You can practice Yoga with a breathing control visualize or listen to soothing sounds while you play. You'll notice the quest mode is different from all other forms of Bejeweled and has a multitude of variations from poker to butterflies to keep you interested.
One expected release to add to your PC game list, coming in 2011 is "The Elder Scroll V: Skyrim" Skyrim is a fictitious area that seems real, thanks to the unofficial Skyrim site. Here's hoping the game is as good as its predecessor. The expected release date is November 11, 2011.