PC gaming remains the place for supreme graphical performance. Be it Steam, Origin or GOG, we have all the best PC games you need to install right now.
2017 on PC was dominated by a single game. PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has become an absolute phenomenon in a way nobody could have ever imagined this year, 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, why not join in the festivities this festive season!
If a multi-person battle royal isn’t your thing, then Trusted Reviews has rounded up more of the very best games this year has had in-store for players, to go with that ultra-powerful gaming rig Santa brought down your chimney.
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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.
Is there a better way to enjoy Christmas than yelling at a snazzy gaming monitor over a roaring fire and freshly-roasted turkey? We don’t think so, so let’s get gaming!
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Available now on PC (Early Access), coming to Xbox One on December 12
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 simple 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: Blooper Team
Taking place in 2084 where a digital nanophage has devastated the lives of millions, you play as a Daniel Lazarski, an Observer police officer residing in the Fifth Polish Republic. With the ability to hack into the minds of augmented humans and electronic devices, you’re everything this dystopian society has come to fear.
Observer takes clear inspiration from George Orwell’s timeless novella, so much so that a copy of 1984 can be found in the opening minutes. The first-person horror adventure is utterly dripping with atmosphere, conveying a dark, realistic world that draws you in and doesn’t let go.
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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.
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At time of review Stardew Valley was available for £14.99.