1/05/07 - Deus EX, a seven year old sci-fi game, has been crowned the best PC game of all-time in a new poll carried out by UK games magazine, PC Zone.
The sci-fi role playing and shooting game was created in 2000 by Ion Storm, with a development team led by industry legend Warren Spector. Acclaimed by experts for its plot and interactivity, the game tops the specially-commissioned list of 101 PC games.
PC Zone polled the opinion of leading game journalists to create the rundown, which features in the magazine's June issue, on sale now.
Other games in the top ten included both Half Life and Half Life 2, as well as strategy titles, Civilization IV and System Shock 2. The acclaimed 1990 adventure game, The Secret of Monkey Island also made the list, alongside the influential 1993 first person shooter, Doom.
PC Zone best PC games of all-time - Top 10
1. Deus Ex
2. Half-Life 2
3. Civilization IV
4. The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind
6. Rome: Total War
7. System Shock 2
9. Battlefield 2
10. The Secret Of Monkey Island
PC Zone editor Jamie Sefton on Deus Ex:
"Deus Ex remains a truly unique gaming experience - a page-turning interactive sci-fi thriller and the greatest step the PC has ever made towards total immersion in plot, character and interactivity. It's a deserved winner of PC Zone's 101 Best Games Ever."
Check out the full rundown in the latest June issue 181 of PC Zone, on sale now, priced 5.99.
The magazine includes a free World Of Warcraft trading card, an exclusive Guild Wars in-game mini-pet, a 9GB games DVD and the scoop on Sports Interactive's new game Football Manager Live.
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