The Best Games Right Now on PC

Black Friday is almost upon us and as the sales get closer it’s time you started to keep your eye out for the best games at the lowest prices. Digital Sales are huge now a day’s which plays fantastically into the hands of those who own a gaming PC. With the rise of platforms like Steam, GOG and others you’re bound to find something worth spending on this Black Friday.

You want the best from your gaming time and I understand that. So to help with your online shopping I’ve put together a list of some of the best games you get can on PC. There’s no better way to play these games than with a keyboard and mouse so if you have a high-end PC, why not check these games out in the sale.

Total War: Warhammer II

I feel like I’ve gone on and on about this game series this year, but there’s a good reason for that – it’s just that good. If you’ve never played this game before, pray its in the sale this week. Total War: Warhammer II continues the epic scale of previous Total War games but in a fantasy setting.

The grand scale real-time battles are combined with a Risk (board game) like a system that allows for diplomacy, army building, base building and many more. This really is the mother of all strategy games. Its deep combat can provide some of the best moments since the opening scene in Lord of the Rings.

If you are planning on picking this game up in the sale make sure you see if the first game is as well. Owning both Total War: Warhammer II and Total War: Warhammer allows you to essentially combine both titles for one mega experience in the form of a grand campaign titled Mortal Empires.

I can say from my experience that this is the definitive way to play Total War: Warhammer II and there’s nothing out there in gaming that offers what this game does. Let’s hope this game is on the sale this week and we can tackle the evil forces of Chaos together.

Overwatch

Overwatch is taking the team-based shooter market by storm. Blizzard has a bit of a reputation for getting ‘it’ right and Overwatch is another fine example of the studios polished and excellent work.

This is a game that you can’t help admiring the level of detail that’s gone into it. From its wonderfully colorful characters and engaging environments, Overwatch wouldn’t be out of place in a Pixar movie at times.

Overwatch isn’t just another shooter in an already oversaturated market. It’s a fresh approach to the genre that encourages cooperative team play and rewards for it as such. It’s fast, fun and it’s easy to see why so many have fallen under its spell.

If you’re like me and you’ve gotten a little tired of Call of Duty, then I urge you to give this game a try. Wait for the sale; grab a few friends and you’re guaranteed a great time in Overwatch. Blizzard waited seventeen years to release a new IP and in doing so they created another stellar game that’s easy to pick up and play but so difficult to master.

Overwatch does things that some video games only dream of. It’s highly addictive, easy to play but below the surface, it’s so deep and rich you could spend a lifetime trying to perfect it.

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

If you haven’t heard of PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds, then where have you been? This game is taking the industry by storm and is now the most played game on Steam.

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds is a battle royale style game where players are dropped into a map, in teams or solo with nothing but the clothes on their back. Gather items and ammo and try to survive as you aim to become the last man standing in a tense contest.

The premise of PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds is so simple and I think this is where its strengths lie. Stay within the ever-shrinking area of combat and stay alive – simple. Well, it’s not that simple when you have around 100 others trying to do the same thing.

I’ve had some of the tensest moments in my life in this game, but those are some of the best. The feeling of being the last man alive in your team and the only one who can win the match is an indescribable one.

This game is only going to get bigger and better with more content being added, meaning there is no better time to get involved. The game is already reasonably priced so a sale on Black Friday would make this purchase a no-brainer.

Divinity Original Sin II

Divinity Original Sin II brings the charm of an old-school isometric RPG with new and modern elements. It crafts these two worlds together perfectly to create a game that offers just as many funny moments as it does epic ones.

From its great story to the deep turn-based combat mechanics, Divinity Original Sin II is the gateway to the most unique and unforgettable experience. D&D players will find comfort in this style of play as it offers players time to think and perform actions as they would at the table top.

It really is a vast game, which not only looks beautiful it feels it too. Character creation and the narrative have all taken a step up from the previous game making this next installment even more compelling than the last.

Divinity Original Sin II can be played solo or with friends, but I would recommend that latter. Enjoy this game during the holidays, as it’s one to definitely keep an eye out for in the sales.

X-COM 2

Following on from the excellent X-COM, X-COM 2 takes much of what the first game did right and improves on it immeasurably. This time, the aliens have won the war and taken over the planet. It’s up to you and your team of badass soldiers to take the fight to them and reclaim the planet.

X-COM 2 offers a wide range of customisable options, a great story, and solid gameplay mechanics. The game also supports mods, to which there are many and content is still being developed by the studio behind the title.

This is a single player experience that has a familiar “just five more minutes” quality to it. Of course, those five minutes easily turns into an hour. If reclaiming the planet from some invading aliens doesn’t get you fired up to play this game, I don’t know what will.

Grab a copy of X-COM 2 for yourself during the Black Friday sales. There’s also the addition of the recently released DLC titled ‘War of the Chosen’ if you want the full experience.

Constantly threatening to write a book, but always with a story to tell. Tom has a typical northern English soul. He may sound as mundane as Jon Snow, but at least he tries to articulate. Lover of video games, comics, geek pop culture and wishing he could play Dungeons & Dragons.
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