In this list, we offer you the best PC games that you should consider playing this year.
A PC gamer is one who gets to play all the latest games at their highest graphical limitations without having to bother with console spec confines and restrictions. The device can be upgraded to a point where RAM, Graphic Card, motherboard, and the processor can together deliver a gaming experience in the 8K resolution which is larger than life itself. Nonetheless, not all games ask you to upgrade your gaming computer, and decent gameplay can be accomplished without having to jack your devices.
Many of them have won several awards from different gaming communities across the globe, and games from 2016 onwards have been included in this roster. So pick up your ammo and your gear, while we lead you to the digital jungle of the Top 15 best PC games list:
Developer: Matt Makes Games
Release Date: 25th January 2018
A platform game where you play as Madeline who must climb a fictional mountain in the western part of Canada. She must face deadly traps on the way while on her way up to the summit and face her worst fears and inner demons who take their own form as a doppelganger of Madeline. Frictionless and smooth in its gameplay, almost making you think what a cute little marvel it is. We could find absolutely nothing wrong with this game. Guaranteed to get you hooked for hours with a little bit of practice.
Release Date: 29th September 2017
An indie game with a never been applied imagery to a shoot and run gameplay, visually speaking to players as a 1930s cartoon with a hint of Walt Disney animation style. The plot of the game revolves around the titular character Cuphead and his brother Mugman losing a bet with the Devil in a casino game costing them their soul contracts. Now together they must come up with a plan to save themselves and all others indebted to the Devil. Boss battles can in this game feel tougher than usual, there, you have been warned.
3. DARK SOULS III
Release Date: 12th April 2016
The action role-playing game which could have most reportedly caused major rage quits halfway through a mission and much more. Nonetheless, whoever has played this game can’t simply get enough of it anytime soon. With over 3 million copies sold during its initial release, it was nominated several times and won the Game of the Year Award as well as the Outstanding Action/Adventure Game Award as well in 2016’s Golden Joystick Awards and 21st Satellite Awards respectively.
Developer: id Software
Release Date: 13th May 2016
The reboot of the famed FPS game that took everyone by a storm in the early 1990s, this first-person shooter takes the graphics and the gameplay up a notch offering a fresh new take on your favorite characters of the original series. The plot involves the player controlling a space marine who must fight against the demons of Hell who have been unleashed on planet Mars. With over 30 nominations running into the next years of its release, the game won over a dozen of them.
Developer: Epic Games & People Can Fly
Release Date: 2018
The survival game which offers a co-op sandbox based setting. The plot revolves around the four players to work together to fight back zombies and prepare for a globally destructive storm in a hack and slash gameplay. The game offers multiplayer matches as well as one-on-one battles. With over 1 million players and 500,000 pre-order copies sold, catch up on the ongoing frenzy and ‘Save the World’ on your own terms.
Developer: IO Interactive
Release Date: 11th March 2016
An episodic game based on the mastery of stealth, the gameplay revolves around the player taking control of the legendary assassin code-named ‘47’ who fulfills missions for the ICA (international Contracts Agency). It is the 6th game of the popular series and was well received by critics and players alike. The game also won Best Game of 2016 Award from Giant Bomb, saying that the overall experience was quite exhilarating, to say the least.
Release Date: 7th July 2016
The successor of sorts to the eerie 2010 game ‘Limbo’ which won several accolades on its own behalf, this game picks on the graphics up a bit as the developers delve into the even more sinister plotline. The game is simple to play and is a brainteaser none the less acting as a puzzle-solving platform based game. The plot, as you may have guessed it by now, involves a boy who the player must make sure to reach his final destination, not literary though. With more than 50 nominations out of which it won more than 15, it is a must-play game for riddle solvers.
8. Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor
Developer: Monolith Productions
Release Date: 30th September 2014
Enter the world of J.R. Tolkien’s creation in this action-adventure game that offers an open-world gameplay and interactions. This third-person viewing game pitches you against the powers of Sauron for revenge against the loss of a wife and a son. With nearly 88 nominations out of which it won 39 of them, it is one of the best games in recent times and also the sole reason why we included this game in our list. Intriguing story and plotline, as well as advanced combat mechanics, make it quite an experience especially for J.R. Tolkien’s fans across the world.
9. NIER: Automata
Release Date: 17th March 2017
Take control of a Japanese anime-style combatant android in this action role-playing game wielding that can offer all the complexities in plotline to keep even the most revered of mecha-worshippers absorbed for hours. The storyline is great and so is the combat system, and for this, the game itself received favorable reviews. With several nominations and awards won, it stands as one of the best games in recent years and winning the Best Score/Music Award at The Game Awards in 2017.
Developer: Blizzard Entertainment
Release Date: 24th May 2016
We simply cannot express our gratitude towards the developers for making this amazing FPS multiplayer game. The gameplay involves 6 players being assigned to one team while that team battles with another team online. With over 20 characters to choose from, each with their own unique design and style of play, teams battle in an online arena for control and governance on the game’s map. With over 30 major award wins from a total of 53 nominations, the game already has a lot of legacy from fan base across the globe turning into a jubilant and vivacious community.
11. SAMOROST 3
Developer: Amanita Design
Release Date: 24th March 2016
Unique artistic style and high-definition graphics make this one into a stunner to look at. A point and click adventure game with more than 300,000 titles sold during its initial release, the plot of the game revolves around a gnome who travels between 5 planets and four moons while solving puzzles. The game comes with its own system of hints to get the player going on the quest for the strange flute that fell from the sky. Overall, the game received positive reviews from the critics and the gaming community for its well-committed design and engaging gameplay.
12. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
Developer: CD Projekt Red
Release Date: 19th May 2015
The sequel to The Witcher game of 2011, this third-person perspective action role-playing game pitches you against monsters, unworldly beings, and magical creatures. The player takes control of an exceptional hunter with superhuman abilities who has vowed to protect his adopted daughter ‘Ciri’ from worldly influences from the rich and power hungry. Winning over 76 awards with over a hundred nominations from major reviewers and industry critics, we selected this game due to its outstanding gameplay and a gripping plotline. It is quite well the most awarded game on our list and has received in total 800 nominations across the globe.
13. THE WITNESS
Developer: Thekla Inc.
Release Date: 26th January 2016
A puzzler set in the 3D environment offering a first-person perspective, it won critical acclaim on its initial release. As an unnamed character, the player is designated to explore a virtual island with various constructions and natural structures. Each time you solve a puzzle, a new area is unlocked for you to explore. Though it was only able to win The Game of the Year Award from Giant Bomb in 2016 out of a total of 21 nominations, critics praised the game as true marvel and a masterpiece in its own right and great for new players with their own learning curves.
14. TITANFALL -2
Developer: Respawn Entertainment
Release Date: 28th October 2016
The sequel to its famed predecessor, this first-person shooting game which puts the player in control of a military personnel trained in armed combat. The plot revolves around the player raiding an alien planet where aliens and Interstellar Manufacturing Corporation must be defeated to ensure galactic peace. Having won the Game Critic’s Best Online Multiplayer Award in 2016, the game is expected to receive a strong following from the gaming community in the subsequent years as well due to its overall praise and positive reviews.
15. Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus
Developer: Machine Games
Release Date: 27th October 2017
The first person perspective action adventure, hack, and slash plus shooting game all tied into one clever plotline and gameplay setting. The player takes control of William Blazkowicz, a war veteran who must fight his way through the Nazi forces to win the freedom of his wife and newly born twins.
This alternate history where the Nazi won the Second World War makes this game into quite an experience for players who love to battle it out on the virtual planes against the terrifying military forces ever to have walked on this earth.
That’s it folks for now as we have concluded our present list of the games you should play this year. The gaming industry has grown over the years and with every passing of time, new technologies will become incorporated in our favorite video games.
2018 is a great year for gaming, as new titles will emerge shortly during the summertime, while the wait isn’t over, you can play the aforementioned games that also offer you an exciting and engaging experience with their multiplayer options online. Hit the servers and join in on the passion for being the best gamer on the virtual plane. We hope to bring you even bigger titles in the near future, for now, the next time you hit the block with your blue buddy, this is alpha saying Bravo Zulu to you and signing off.
Contributed by Mediacom and Raveen Paswan