Last year we did a feature on some truly epic Windows games, but with so many new titles being released continually, it seems like now is as good a time as any to talk about some more great games to play on your PC.
Grand Theft Auto V
Console gamers will already be quite familiar with the fun to be had playing GTA V. But its release for PC came much later, meaning it took a while for Windows gamers to get in on the mayhem! The open-world map is enormous, the storyline is solid, and the first-person mode adds a new twist to the traditional third-person gameplay. You’ll come for the action, but stay for the drama. GTA Online is a different beast entirely, and because Rockstar adds a new mode fairly often, the game will stay fresh and exciting for a long time to come.
You’ve never seen a car game like Rocket League. Equal parts racing and soccer, Rocket League might seem incredibly haphazard at first, but once you actually learn the moves and become familiar with the controls, there’s a lot to master here. Fun, frantic, and especially enjoyable with friends, this is a must for anyone who wants something quick and a bit silly.
A game that can’t be “finished” as such, Minecraft is all about creating, exploring, and bringing about a sense of escapism. There are a few imitators, but there’s nothing that comes close to Minecraft’s use of tools, its purposely-blocky graphics, and how easy it is to learn how to build (and tear down). Largely a solo game, Minecraft is at its best when played with others, however, as they can bring in ideas that you’d never have thought of attempting. You can even ask strangers to play alongside you on a project via the use of a game server, as you can host one easily enough and invite people to a multiplayer Minecraft unlike any other.
If you’re a fan of Warcraft, then you will already be familiar with some locations and characters in Hearthstone, as it takes place in the universe of the hugely popular MMORPG game. Hearthstone might not have the action you’re accustomed to in Warcraft because it’s a turn-based card strategy game, but you might well discover that – like a good game of chess – it’s quite thrilling to win a difficult match against an equally skilled opponent. As the game is free to play, it’s worth a try to see if it’s your thing.
We put all three here because, quite simply, they are all pretty awesome battle royale games! Each one has its own pros and cons, but if the idea of a last-man-standing deathmatch against 99 other people on a gigantic map sounds like your cup of tea, then try one or all and see how it goes. Be warned: Some players have played A LOT and really know their stuff, and it’s worth keeping in mind that once you’re killed, the match is over and you’ll have to wait for another 99 players to join. However, this shouldn’t take long as all three are immensely popular.
Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus
Until the highly anticipated Halo: Infinite arrives on PC and Xbox, you can get your FPS fix by playing the brilliant Wolfenstein II. A franchise that’s been around since 1981, The New Colossus proves that there’s still a lot of life here. Fast-paced, very violent, and boasting a wide array of insane weapons, Wolfenstein II is not about stealth or cunning, but about simply shooting as many bad guys as possible. And trust us, there are a lot of bad guys to shoot!