With all the games out there, it can be tough finding the best PC games. There are so many great games available, not just AAA and indie titles, but in all genres. And, since there are so many genres, finding the best PC game can be very subjective. However, some games do stand apart from the rest. Though every game deserves a shot, the ones that rise to the top should have a place in everyone’s game library.
So, what makes a title one of the best PC games? It tends to fully immerse you in its story and setting, pulling you into a brand-new world and a brand-new adventure. Many of the newer titles will let you get the most out of that gaming PC and the best gaming monitors you’ve invested so much in. Thankfully, new GPUs such as the Nvidia RTX 3080 and AMD’s Big Navi have the kind of graphical performance to let you experience these games like you’re actually in them.
To help you on your next adventure, we’ve rounded up the best PC games available, including the best Steam games. It doesn’t matter if you want to dive into the biggest open-world games, go head-to-head with your friends in the best co-op PC games, or want to play with people on the other side of the world in the best MMOs or MOBAs, you’ll have a grand adventure waiting for you.
The best new PC game: Paradise Lost
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Paradise Lost is a game that will intrigue fans of alternate history. It’s set in a world where World War 2 ended in the nuclear destruction of Europe by the Nazis. Almost 20 years after that apocalyptic event finds you, playing as 12-year old Szymon, exploring an abandoned Nazi bunker looking in search of a mysterious man.
The gameplay is in line with other walking simulators. And, since your only communication is through the bunker’s technology with a mysterious girl named Ewa, this game may remind you of Firewatch by way of Bioshock. Though it’s a short game, the cost of entry is just right to dive into this adventure.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt might just be one of the best video games of all time. (Image credit: CD Projekt Red)
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is aging like fine wine. Even several years after it hit the streets, it’s still one of the most impressive open world games that’s ever existed – mixing Skyrim’s unapologetic scale with Grand Theft Auto V’s incredible depth. It’s such a jam-packed game, which is why it claims the top spot on our list of the best PC games in 2021. Staggering, beautiful and an absolute time sink – in a good way – The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt isn’t just the best PC game of 2021 or among the best open world games on PC. It might just be one of the best video games of all time.