PC gaming is where you can find the best graphics for the latest games, provided you have a powerful enough rig. Be it Steam, Origin or GOG, we have all the best PC games you need to install right now.
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has become an absolute phenomenon, smashing record after record and picking up tons of accolades along the way. So if you’re one of the few yet to experience a chicken dinner, this could be the best place to start your collection.
If a multi-person battle royale isn’t your thing, then we’ve rounded up more of the very best games PC has in store for players, including some of the early gems to appear in 2018. Here we go!
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Whether it’s the prettiest graphics, the deepest strategy or the fastest mouse and keyboard reaction times, PC gaming has you covered, and we’ve got the very best of the lot for you to enjoy.
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Minit is a retro adventure game played in sixty second chunks. Once a minute is up, you’ll die and respawn in a small area designated as your home. This unusual quirk makes exploration and puzzle solving feel hugely rewarding as you make small yet significant discoveries with each passing second.
Inspired by the likes of The Legend of Zelda and Undertale, the visuals are equally as charming, eliciting a sense of foreboding darkness that can’t help but charm the player as they explore. The sound design is equally as wonderful, pulling you in the second control is gained.
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Developer: Matt Makes Games
Celeste is a platforming masterpiece. From the creators of Towerfall: Ascension, you play as a young girl named Madeline who is determined to climb the colossal mountain set before here. She meets a variety of quirky personalities on her journey, all of which help enhance her truly fascinating character.
Ascending the mountain also acts as a strong metaphor for Celeste’s exploration of mental health. Madeline suffers from anxiety and panic attacks and views climbing the mountain as a way of both physically and emotionally overcoming them.
Celeste is an absolute gem and will no doubt go down as one of 2018’s greatest. It’s also hard as nails if that’s your thing.
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Available now on PC and Xbox One Game Preview
PUBG is the latest Early Access title to become an incredible phenomenon. Like DayZ, Minecraft and others before it, this game has spread like wildfire with thousands upon thousands of players picking it up and diving into its Battle Royale-style world.
Players jump into a huge map and simply have to fight, survive and thrive. Up to 100 players dueling to the death on a remote island is as intense and thrilling as you’d expect, as desperate scavenges for resources become brawls to the death for scraps of food, fuel, and ammunition.
If you haven’t heard of PUBG yet, chances are you’re about to, so why not get a headstart and jump into this incredible game right now!
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Developer: Chucklefish Games
Heavily inspired by the popular Harvest Moon series on consoles, Stardew Valley is a cute farming simulator which sees you taking over an ailing farm and attempting to turn it into a successful agricultural venture. You can grow crops, cook food, craft new items, go fishing and even strike up a relationship which can lead to marriage.
Dealing with monsters and mining ore are pastimes for the truly adventurous farmer, and ensuring that your business remains profitable is quite a challenge – especially when you consider that you can only get so much done in a day before your character becomes exhausted and needs to sleep.
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Don’t let the simplistic 2D graphics put you off – Stardew Valley is just as addictive as the likes of Dark Souls 3 or The Witcher 3.