As a 50-plus-year-old gamer, I enjoyed reading your discussion of ‘25 Years of PC Gaming’, as it contained a large portion of the games I have played. I was generally agreeing with your suggestions in each group (although I cannot cope with you not picking Deus Ex as the winner for the 1999-2003 category), until it got to the last one. Yes, Dishonored 2 is a brilliant game, however I’m pretty certain that not that long ago your writers correctly identified The Witcher 3 as the best game of all time. Was this a case of mass short term memory loss by the PCG staff, or did you just want to give another game a chance of glory? Dave
Phil: At 92%, TheWitcher3 didn’t make our shortlist of highest scoring games – an arbitrary restriction put in place to keep the feature separate from our annual Top 100. Another important difference: the Top 100 requires weeks of planning and input from the global PC Gamer team. Last month’s 25th anniversary feature was four people having a polite, informal argument won by whoever managed to snag the last of the word count!