Whether you just got a new Windows-based laptop or desktop game, or just want some new game ideas, we have ten suggestions to make your gaming experience fun. Not all of them are new or the most graphically demanding, but they should give you hours of joy.
Unlike playing on a console, there are several ways for PC gamers to get hold of, from Steam and Epic Game Store to GOG and Xbox Game Pass. It is important to know that not all platforms offer the same games due to exclusivity rights. But in most cases you can (and should) shop around – you can find a better price in one store front against the other.
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Hades is the latest game from Supergiant, the developer of Bastion, Transistor, and Campfire. Fresh out of early access this summer, Hades offers lots of depth, the writing is excellent (and often fun), and the controls are responsive. At first it does not seem like there is much depth, but I have had 60 runs and count without any end in sight. If you want an idea of how deep Hades‘rabbit hole goes, check out my colleague Nick Statt’s piece on how the game continues to solve the secrets even after you’ beat ‘it.
Cyberpunk 2077, the latest open world RPG from CD Project Red, was released just a few weeks ago. While you are a buggy at first, it seems like a valuable adventure to take if you are thinking of strolling through a neon-lit cyberpunk universe filled with unusual missions and upgrades. It’s also a great game, built to take advantage of the latest Nvidia graphics cards with beam tracking effects.
Star Wars: Squadrons
EA built the final one Star Wars-theme dog stroke simulator in Star Wars: Squadrons. Whether you play on a traditional screen or through an Oculus or SteamVR virtual reality headset, you’ll probably get a lot of excitement from both the single – player campaign and the multiplayer. One thing, though: it’s not an easy game to play.
The last game in Amnesia the series is the direct successor to Dark descent, the first person’s horror game to put the series on the map. While the stories are somewhat connected, The edge reviewer Adi Robertson says so Rebirth “Adjusts the original game’s design and themes convincingly.” The setting is more awe inspiring, and takes place in a number of places such as Dark descent do not. Although it still retains its ability to make you question what awaits you in the dark.
Among us is perhaps the most popular game of 2020, judging by the buzz alone. It’s so popular that even politicians like the AOC stream it on Twitch, and the premise of the game makes it easy to see why. You join a group of other workers who have the task of maintaining a spaceship – except that one of you is a fraud. Your role as a cheater is to interfere and not let anyone find out who you are. The fun lies in getting everyone else to betray each other in their efforts to find out who is playing the cheater. It is simple but nuanced Clues-like games that only cost $ 5. Make some friends, buy the game and have fun.
Persona 4: Golden
Why is a game from 2012 on this list? Well, that’s because Persona 4: Golden, a JRPG masterpiece from Atlus, first came to the PC in 2020. It’s nothing new in terms of content for people who have already played the game on PlayStation Vita, but it has improved graphical options for the PC. And really, it’s special to see some memorable signs on the big screen that look sharper than ever, with the earworm supporting the experience.
Fortnite is Epic’s ever raging Battle Royale game that deserves a spot on most players’ hard drives. It’s free to play, so it’s your main reason to at least give it a shot. Epic Games provides new content and cosmetic updates (included) god of war‘s Kratos, along with many other branded character skins) to the game on a frequent basis, so if you have friends playing, there’s probably something new to enjoy every time you play.
Microsoft Flight Simulator
In a year when travel was something most of us could not do, Microsoft’s new Flight simulator felt especially timely. It is a super-detailed aircraft sim where you only control aircraft. There are challenges to complete, but it’s really about relaxing, enjoying the view and appreciating the globe from a bird’s perspective. It’s also a very intense game, so you can really test your new components (or consider upgrading if you really want to maximize your graphics settings).
This game is available for purchase via Microsoft or Steam, and it can be played with a Game Pass for PC subscription (which costs $ 1 for the first three months for new subscribers, $ 14.99 per month otherwise).
Horizon: Zero Dawn
If you are a PC gamer who has wanted to play PS4 exclusive Horizon: Zero Dawn open-world games, you were lucky this year. The game has come to digital store fronts with all the graphical options you might dream of. While it had stability issues at launch, it looks like most kinks have been ironed out, so now’s a good time to enjoy Alloy’s debut adventure before Horizon: Forbidden West hits PS5 (and hopefully PC) in 2021.
League of Legends developer Riot Games launched competitive first-person shooter Valorant this year, and it quickly took hold as an esports pin. While it is class based as Overwatch, with each character having their own unique abilities, it is more dependent on jerk-based skills and tactical play a la Counterattack. It’s a free game to download just via Riot’s own launch vehicle, and you can pay cash for costumes and gun skins if you want to customize the look of your characters.