PC games have always provided a reachable platform to virtually everybody. The easy immersion into the market has allowed experimentation and radical developers to absolutely thrive in this environment. This has understandably given birth to thousands of title available exclusively to the PC gaming community and boy these are some rare gems. So here are the 7 best PC games you just have to play.
Starcraft is without a doubt one of the most influential games to have come out in the late 90’s and unsurprisingly, it’s still going strong. So much so that revisions and overhauls always seem to be in the making.
It is a thriving example of strategy based gameplay and exciting visuals which in my opinion fit right in with the newer games in the genre coming out nowadays. The soundtrack goes hand in hand with the game and truly enhances the experience. Blizzard truly outdid themselves with this gem.
The gameplay is centered around three races always interlocked in a struggle and the player can play as any of them. All three races are very nicely balanced and leave no room for complaints. The Playing experience still doesn’t feel dated at all and is simply one of the best strategy games you can play even now.
This is a fast paced arena FPS shooter set in a science fiction environment and it promises extreme amounts of fun. Initially disregarded for better counterparts like quake, this game sure pulled through with it’s basic but very effective formula of fast paced fun which just doesn’t seem to ever get old.
The game was largely developed from player feedback and thus hits all the right spots when it comes to an enjoyable experience. With the custom modes, the wide variety of weapons and the avatar customization, this is a game you can sit down and play with your friends for hours on end.
Total war: WARHAMMER
“A fantasy strategy game of legendary proportions, Total War: WARHAMMER combines an addictive turn-based campaign of epic empire-building with explosive, colossal, real-time battles, all set in the vivid and incredible world of Warhammer Fantasy Battles.”
Backed by a relatively small but quite dedicated following this game is a must play at least once. It provides a unique experience and is quite pleasantly challenging all things considered.
The premise of the game is city building and survival, but unlike other games like these, Frostpunk turns the progression from an inspirational activity to something quite insufferably based on sacrifice and misery.
It’s hard to describe what exactly makes the games a different ballgame together, but once you play it, it’s very apparent that you’ve just buckled down for something completely different on a huge scale.
The developer has a penchant for morally ambiguous game and that couldn’t be more apparent in Frostpunk which is quite dark and morbid at times. All things considered though, it is definitely something you should try out at least once.
Divinity OS II
If i were to describe Divinity Original Sin 2 in 10 words or less it would be ‘The best embodiment of the RPG genre I have had the pleasure of ever seeing”. Well that was more words than the expected, and that is exactly what kind of thoughts you’ll be having when playing this game cause it’s just that: MORE.
The writing is incredible and feels alive, you couldn’t see fillers if you went looking for some, the characters are incessantly detailed and most importantly every decision you make translates intelligently and you can see how you’re affecting the story and patterns.
This is most definitely one game that you should play. The huge cult following is there for a reason and the game is quite simply breathtaking in it’s detailed presentation and painstaking mechanics.
Endless space II
“The sequel to Endless Space. Endless Space 2 is turn-based, 4X space-strategy that will put you in the role of a leader guiding his civilization in making its first steps into the cold depths of interstellar space. Your Vision. Their Future.”
Where other 4X titles seem to be quite utilitarian, this one starts the same but later adds on good art, immersive writing and excellent UI design. Endless Space 2 isn’t just a very solid 4X game. It’s also quite the narrative experience. Every faction has a story to tell, and every game will see you playing to their strengths while learning that story.
Battletech is an acquired taste. You can learn to enjoy it and you can learn to love it, but it’s gonna take patience and a lot of annoying hours spent trying to get used to the the steep learning curve and grilling tests of the game.
That said, once you do you would have to call a friend to help drag you away from your chair where’d you would have sat sequestered among towering piles of empty soda bottles and heaps of chip wrappers, because yes, the game is that good.
Dominated by missions that see you meticulously planning strategy and commanding your mechs to complete objectives, the game is a real treat for those who love challenges.
Conclusion: So there you have it, 7 PC exclusive game titles that I believe you should play at least once as a part of the PC gaming community.