We're on a mission to determine the best PC gaming series in 2017, and in the 3rd semi-final, things are about to get brutal. The two biggest AAA single-player RPGs in PC gaming history are going to head to head, joined by a pair of bloodthirsty mercs. It's The Witcher v Battlefield v The Elder Scrolls v Hitman. Just one of these beloved game serious can make it through to the final. Cast your vote and make sure it's your favourite that gets there. All of these games are competing to be crowned 2017's greatest gaming franchise.

Semi-Final 3

The Witcher

Round 9 Winner

Series began: 2007

Total Sales: 14 Million

Best-selling game: Mass Effect 3 (6+ million)



Round 10 Winner

Series began: 2002

Total Sales: 66 million

Best-selling game: Battlefield 1 (15+ million)


The Elder Scrolls

Round 11 Winner

Series began: 1994

Total Sales: 40+ million

Best-selling game: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (30+ million)



Round 12 Winner

Series began: 2000

Total Sales: 15 million

Best-selling game: Hitman Absolution (7 million)

Sadly only one of these illustrious franchises can make it through to the next round and potentially be the greatest game series in 2017. Every vote will count though when we tot these up and deliver the definitive list of the best gaming franchises. Have your say in the poll below, and let us know why you think it's the best gaming series in the comments section!

All previous rounds' voting is closing imminently, so visit now for the last chance to have your say.

Round 1: GTA, Command and Conquer, Street Fighter, Forza

Round 2: Rainbow Six, Left 4 Dead, Halo, Half-Life

Round 3: Need For Speed, Zelda, Castlevania, Far Cry

Round 4: Splinter Cell, FIFA, Metroid, BioShock

Round 5: Metal Gear, Mario, Everquest, Mass Effect

Round 6: Resident Evil, Final Fantasy, Gran Turismo, Tomb Raider

Round 7: Baldur's Gate, Fallout, Diablo, Deus Ex

Round 8: Civilization, Quake, DOOM, XCOM

Round 9: Counter-Strike, StarCraft, Witcher, Stalker

Round 10: WarCraft, Ultima, Total War, Battlefield

Round 11: Age of Empires, Prince of Persia, Elder Scrolls, Silent Hill

Round 12: Football Manager, Minecraft, Arma, Hitman

Round 13: The Sims, Assassin's Creed, Unreal, Dragon Age

Round 14: Pokemon, Sonic, KOTOR, Colin McRae

Round 15: Batman Arkham, Wolfenstein, Call of Duty, Souls

Poll closed: 15:48 Aug-21-2017