Top 25 Best PC Games!
Microsoft’s front runner to the Racing Scene gets to shine with bright lights in this third installment of the Horizon franchise. It is also the ninth entry to the overall Forza series. It’s a Microsoft exclusive that’s available to play on the Xbox One and of course, the PC. Set in the beautiful Australian region, enjoy its attention to detail in a lush open-world environment. Its world is twice the size of its previous installment and it features over 350 cars. Strap yourself in its multiplayer mode where you play with up to four of your friends with co-op or online play, cross-platform supported. Critics have praised this game for being so dynamic and full of content worthy of the price you paid. It’s one of a kind racing game.
Resident Evil 7: Biohazard
Like the proverbial zombies of the franchise, CAPCOM’s flagship horror title rises back to life after a 4-year hiatus. But this time, it’s not zombies chasing you around. Step inside a Louisiana Mansion in search of your missing wife, and meet the lovely Baker family ready to serve you with a dose of murderous hospitality. With the introduction of the first-person mode heightening the scares, it’ll a new experience in horrific terrors that are more than the usual jump scares. Welcome yourself to the family, and witness CAPCOM’s sinister return to form.
Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
One of our most recent entries, prepare for a jaw-dropping “indie triple AAA” experience from the creators of the Devil May Cry reboot. With their team of 15 people, Ninja Theory has managed to wow critics and gamers alike, receiving high marks on many review platforms. Venture to the depths of the underworld, and help its ailing protagonist fulfill a personal journey through the land of the Northmen. Senua’s quest for answers is made even more interesting as she struggles through the pains of a necrotic arm and her bouts of haunting psychosis. With its binaural audio to simulate her madness, impeccable visual design, and compelling story, Hellblade is a landmark in emotional and sensory experience.
The latest in Bethesda’s long lineup of Action RPGs. Arkane Studios finally escapes from development hell to bring is a stellar retelling of the popular Prey franchise. Set in an alternate universe, play as Morgan Yu as he joins the research team of Talos 1, and unwittingly signs himself up to a battle against hostile aliens. With unique weapons and his newfound supernatural abilities, help him escape his gruesome fate and find his way out of the facility. Developed by the same team that brought us Dishonored, Prey is sure to wow hardcore FPS fans.
StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void
The first Blizzard game on our list. A standalone expansion to their award-winning classic. This was the crown jewel of Real-Time Strategy games. It opened new doors to the genre, spawning numerous games that take inspiration to their well-crafted complexities. Its main focus is the game’s new storyline and casual experience for non-competitive players. Taking notes from their original’s concerns, the co-op mode was a pleasant surprise for those who don’t want to play the game alone. Aside from that, new units and a strong campaign really takes this game to a whole new level despite its 8 years of longevity.
Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag
While not the latest Assassin’s Creed game, Black Flag seems to have benefitted from its sharp steer away from the cliches of the mother franchise. Dive into a tale rooted in the Golden Age of Piracy, and embark on the excitements of naval misadventures. Sail through the seas with your hardy crew of pirates as you sing songs of old tales and watch towering ships become flotsam against your barrage of cannons. Compared to the memorable naval warfare and ship improvements, the AC components might sometimes feel like a nuisance to your grand affairs. But, overall, it’s still the best in the series so far. Reunite with your loyal crew, and sing along to their beautiful sea shanties!
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 in the world of Desolation. Somewhat a prequel to Zestiria, follow Velvet Crowe and her party of misfits brought together by their struggles and goals. Released a year after Zestiria, this title offers a host of new improvements on combat, framerates, and hotkeys. Generic environment and backtracking locations aside, Berseria provides an emotional experience with its storytelling and lovable characters.
Rising from the mistakes of their last MMOFPS attempt, Titan, Blizzard has struck gold with this latest IP in almost two decades. It revolutionized the Team FPS genre, forming the perfect balance of style and substance, and creating a perfect haven for both newbies and veterans. Even with just 25 characters, the game manages to offer a striking diversity. Explore each of their strengths, and find the perfect synergies as you dive into randomized maps to escort payloads, assault attackers, and take control points. For an FPS doused in fun and fast-paced action, it offers a fair amount of layered strategic nuances that make it all the better.
Saints Row IV
Deep Silver’s open-world action-adventure returns for its fourth title, packed with more hilarious parodies, and godlike fun. The world is your playground as you return as the badass Saints boss ready for more over-the-top action. But this time, the street gang leader has made his way to the white house, gaining newfound super abilities and battling against an alien invasion. Their new premise opens us up to a whole new world of possibilities. Whether you wanna stick to the story, or mess about in super speed races or climbing around in alien towers–there’s nothing standing in your way. With its trademark hilarity, combined with the superpowered liberties, Saints Row IV
Grand Theft Auto V
Rockstar’s latest entry to their Grand Theft Auto series is packed to the brim with new features that fill Los Santos with more mayhem and excitement. Despite being released in 2013, it has remained an all-time favorite among fans of the franchise. Its introduction of three new characters have played a central part in the title’s innovations. Switch between Michael, Trevor, and Franklin as they go about their dysfunctional lives in a decidedly criminal fashion. In keeping with the outrageous freedom of the franchise, let go of all your social inhibitions and do whatever the hell you want. Punch old ladies, visit the strip club, play a round of golf, or just blow things up.
Far Cry 3
For the third installment of the iconic fps, Far Cry has pulled all the stops, pumping up the volume on its open-world elements, and giving us a story to remember. Take on the shoes of the licensed pilot, Jason Brody, as his vacation in paradise becomes an eye-opening battle against a psychopathic villain. Roam around the lush landscapes and take in the sights of its gorgeous island as you prepare for the sickening violence to come. Raid bases, hang glide above forests, and enjoy its exhilarating first-person adventure.
Dark Souls II: Scholar Of The First Sin
This third and final installment of the Souls franchise is the perfect send-off for the series. Scholar of the First Sin was the proving ground for the future of FromSoftware’s games, and with this installment, it sets the bar high with its fast-paced combat and improved visuals. Get ready for more unmitigated chaos as you fight against huge bosses and struggle through its unbalanced game design. Ending the series as we know it, Dark Souls II caps it all off with enemies and locations that bear witness its deep and intricate lore.
Get ready for an adrenaline-pumping shoot fest with Id Software’s revival of the classic Doom. While it sheds off its pixelated past, Doom’s high definition comeback opens it up to a new level of action, gore, and bloody executions. Follow him as he ventures to the infected Planet of Mars. Use your wide array of futuristic weapons and watch those poor demons squeal in terror as you tear them apart, limb by vicious limb. Packed a brand new multiplayer mode, it pales in comparison to the grandeur of its satisfying single-player campaign.
Dante’s long-lost sister. Probably. Recently released on the PC, this hack and slash adventure improves on all fronts due to its smooth optimization to the said platform. With smooth 60 frames per second and 4K support, what’s not to love about our favorite witch? After awakening from her mysterious slumber, step into Bayonetta’s heels as she faces off angels and creatures in the modern world. The gameplay is similar to CAPCOM’s Devil May series, take down enemies with your slender legs, silky smooth hair, and stunning looks.
An authentic rally game and possibly, to date. DiRT Rally puts you on the driver’s seat of powerful cars as you steer your way through its unforgiving terrain. Forge through deadly ravines on snow-capped hills and brace yourself for steep dives through the countryside. It’s a rally enthusiast’s dream with smooth resolutions and lush graphics. You can almost feel the wind and mud blowing through your hair. And, with it’s challenging courses, it has responsive controls to help you drive through the madness. No casuals allowed.
Middle Earth: Shadow Of Mordor
The only good LotR game released during this generation. With Shadow of War coming this October, let’s return to the game that started it all. Not really canon, witness an unwritten story about a Ranger seeking vengeance from the men responsible for his family’s death. Before there were Frodo and Sam, there was Talion and Celebrimbor. Two different beings with one goal: Stop Sauron. This hack and slash game dazzles us with fast-paced combat and slick, brutal animations. Shift seamlessly into wraith mode with Celebrimbor’s abilities, or go on a rampage while riding a Caragor. It was well-received due to its surprisingly addictive gameplay and its unique Nemesis System. However, it suffered from its weak story.
DmC: Devil May Cry
CAPCOM’s well-loved franchise just had a massive makeover. No longer their development concern, Ninja Theory steps into the pedestal to take over Dante’s radical hack and slash adventure. This reboot kicks off with a new and seemingly weirder Dante. No longer a half-demon, half-human, he’s now a creature born with demonic and angelic abilities. With this new change, travel to Limbo and unleash the power of blue and light with your movesets. Similar to the previous titles, the combo rating system makes a return and not to mention new badass weapons fit for a guy like Dante. Also having a sweet makeover is of course Dante’s twin brother, Vergil. Together they team up to stop the evil Mundus from taking their city apart.
Crystal Dynamics’ reboot to the legendary female spelunker takes us to her salad days. Join Lara and her hearty crew of researchers as they get marooned by the gods to an uncharted island in the Devil’s Triangle. Veering away from its polygonal visuals, embrace the power of their very own graphics engine that re-shapes Lara Croft to perfection. Just like the classics, use Lara’s various explorer skills to survive against the hostile inhabitants of the island. Use your gun, bow, and arrow or engage in fisticuffs with the local fauna. The game is lauded for its lush semi open-world, insane visuals, and thrilling set-pieces. However, some gamers are calling this a female Uncharted. But that’s a story for another time.
Making its humble beginnings as a WarCraft mod, Valve won the rights to the forefather of the MOBA genre from under Blizzard’s nose and the rest, as they say, is history. Working with the game’s pioneering designers, this sequel is a vast improvement with overhauled graphics, improved UI, and remodeled heroes. It looks fresh, vibrant, and endlessly inviting. But looks aside, Dota 2 is one of the most punishing yet rewarding experiences out there with its lineup of continually balanced heroes and deep strategic mechanics. It’s complex, but once you learn the ropes, you’ll learn that it’s addictingly worthwhile.
South Park: The Stick Of Truth
Trey Parker and Matt Stone’s comedic monster reaches the videogame industry. What could possibly go wrong? Censorship issues aside, this turn-based RPG from Ubisoft takes you to a fart-bending fantasy adventure in the quiet little town of South Park, Colorado. Customize your own kid and be one of the boys to protect the fabled Stick of Truth. A regular wooden stick that holds no mystical power. Friendships will be tested as you embark on a perilous adventure filled with anal jokes and bite-sized maturity.
The irreverent cel-shaded FPS welcomes you back to the steampunk world of Pandora. And if you thought the first one was an epic success, then their second title is a worthy surprise–walking the series into the genre’s Hall of Fame. Fixing the mistakes of the original and improving on all fronts, Borderlands 2 comes packed with a whole new story, upgraded class system, and a whole array of exciting, random-generated loot. To top it all off, its dark and gritty narratives provide a fitting backdrop to its signature humor.
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
Snake returns with a horn on his head and a lust for revenge. After the events of Peace Walker, follow his quest for bloody vengeance against the mysterious Skullface. With revolutionary emergent gameplay, roam around three distinct open-world locations and test your tactical espionage skills. Choose your style and decide between full-on stealth or bamboozling fun. Hideo Kojima’s final Metal Gear game had its fair share of mixed reviews. Although it scored numerous perfect 10’s and ultimately given a Game of the Year title, it still feels like an unfinished entry.
When it comes to the ultimate stealth experience, it has to be Arkhane Studios’ first-person adventure. With its sequel on the loose with a PlayScore of 7.20, this original truly stands out in comparison. Return to the unlucky shoes of Corvo Attano as he vindicates himself from a false accusation. Experience stealth like never before. With the ability of teleportation, time-manipulation, shapeshifting, and more, control the environment as you see fit. Unlike most first-person shooters, this game is so open-ended you can approach the game with or without killing too much.
The Witcher III: Wild Hunt
CD Projekt RED’s latest and possibly final entry of the Witcher franchise proves that the development budget isn’t always a problem. It only had at least 80 million dollars compared to Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto V which had almost 300 million dollars. You could say it’s an example of a triple-A title with a minimal budget. By the time the game launched, it gained universal acclaim. Players swooned over Geralt of Rivia’s character as he ventures into unknown lands fighting beasts and banging sorceresses. It’s widely praised for its branching story, morally gray choices, and a massive open-world to explore. Heck, it even conquered Poland’s economy due to its gigantic sales!
Soar through the skies and enter the floating city where everything is not what you expected. Follow Booker DeWitt, a man caught between a troubled past. He’s tasked to search for a woman named Elizabeth in order to repay his gambling debts. This premise sets up their grand adventure together in a mind-bending clusterfuck. Use the power of mysterious Vigors or use a variety of American guns to take down enemies; most importantly, marvel at the glorious Skyhook that enables you to swing around Colombia’s rails. We might get a few bad feedbacks with this one, but Irrational Games’ first-person shooter really did a number on our database. Apart from being part one of the best videogames of all time, Infinite won the many hearts of this generation with its fantastic storytelling, feverish combat, and a gorgeous city of Colombia to discover.