PC Gaming Has a Lot to Offer
Over the years personal computers have seen a lot of upgrades: powerful processors, increased storage capacity, better graphics and higher memory. With all this power, people have been able to enjoy fast-paced, detail-oriented computer games, especially if they opt to build their own computers. Do you even remember when our games were pixelated, and the maximum requirements of the game were 4 GB of ram and 20 GB of storage?
Let's be honest here, we should thank the computer companies and Steam. Steam is a digital distribution platform operated by Valve Corp (which offers digital rights, video streaming, and multiplayer gaming). Steam changed the market for computer games.
Before Steam, we used to buy compact disks to install and play a game, but now all we need is a Steam account, credit cards, and a computer that can handle the system requirements.
Fast forward to 2018, where PC games are competing against console games. Now, let's take a look at some of the best Steam games out there.
PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds ($29.99)
When it comes to online, battle royale-style gameplay, PlayerUnkowns Battlegrounds is the best game available on Steam (sorry, Fortnite). The name may sound bad, but its gameplay is awesome. This game lets players shoot each other, loot items, and survive until they are the last man standing.
You can also play with your friends via squad mode and stream your gameplay to show off your skills to the world. PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds is the most addictive game available on Steam right now.
Rocket League ($19.99)
Imagine a sci-fi soccer game where your character is not a person, but a car. Yes, this game exists, and it’s called Rocket League. Rocket League is all about remote-controlled cars that can knock a giant football toward the goal. This game was slowly losing its player base, but a couple of tweaks and upgrades made this game popular again, especially after it was released on PS4.
The game mechanics are simple, and really, who doesn't want to use cars to play soccer during their free time?
Rainbow Six: Siege ($14.99)
This is a Tom Clancy game that suddenly became a success story. Nobody thought that Rainbow Six: Siege would reach millions of registered users (it has roughly 25 million). The reason is that they brought back classic shooter gameplay. The game includes two teams, one map, and barricaded doors, and players breach through walls and blast through ceilings.
It’s a fun throwback since many shooter games we see now are rooted in sci-fi settings.
DOTA 2 (Free)
DOTA 2 is one of the most popular MOBA games in the world. Millions of users play, and it grows every year. As a MOBA, you know what to expect: three lanes, one map, powerful items, 10 players, a massive emphasis on skills, and a huge selection of heroes. You can easily spend days playing this game and honing your skills.
It is also one of the top games played at esports tournaments. Plus it's one of the best free Steam games you can get.
Warframe lets you play as an alien ninja. If you are familiar with the gameplay in Destiny, then you can cope with this game immediately. Warframe allows you to take missions in either a solo mode or online co-op. You'll need to grind to get fancy and powerful sets of items. It is one of the best Steam games to date, not to mention one of the best free PC games.
Wolfstein II: The New Colossus ($59.99)
Wolfstein, developed by MachineGames, takes you back to a dark time in history. It’s similar to the Nazi-slaying-Call-of-Duty gameplay. Wolfstein II: The New Colossus gives you challenging boss fights, intense set-pieces, different types of weapons, and a great story filled with consistent gameplay. So now is the time to lock and load!
Subnautica is a survival game set in the depths of the ocean on an alien world. It gives a unique twist that is captivating to watch while you solve its interconnected challenges. You'll explore reefs, dangerous trenches, and everything in the seabed while maintaining your oxygen supply. Not to mention there's an entire ecosystem of alien marine life to contend with.
All you need to do is save that precious oxygen supply and you'll live, but remember: in every survival game the best materials lie in the most dangerous areas.
Grand Theft Auto 5 ($59.99)
We all know what Grand Theft Auto brings us. You can live a normal life by following rules, buying your own car, and respecting other people, but we know that it will make the game boring. GTA V enables us to play three characters, each with a different type of personality, and do the things we all know and love in a GTA game.
Not only that, we can now perform heists via online mode with our friends, or do some racing, perform stunts, and add mods. GTA V on PC also features first-person mode, which gives you a chance to explore Los Santos and Blaine County in an entirely new way.
Divinity Original Sin 2 ($49.99)
Divinity Original Sin is one of the most accomplished RPGs of all time. This game takes place in an enchanted fantasy world and has a deep, complicated combat model with a great storyline. Divinity Original Sin 2 enables players to play online co-op, split screen, tactical combat, create custom avatars, and mix and match countless skills.
If you are looking for an RPG game on PC, this is a must-have.
Inside is a brilliant piece of art, and a heartbreaker type of story. You play as a boy who is stuck in a nightmare world where a giant spider chases him all the time. All you have to do is solve environmental puzzles and evade flashlights by the oppressive government, and the shadow conspiracy.
There's a reason why this game won many GOTY awards back in 2016. Make sure to add this to your Steam library to find out why it’s such an amazing game.