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Best NVIDIA GeForce NOW games

Best NVIDIA GeForce NOW Games
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GeForce NOW isn’t the only cloud gaming service out there, but it is now perhaps the best showcase for the technology, with over 1,500 games, and the recently launched RTX 4080 SuperPODs that Ultimate subscribers have access to. We spent some time early on with the new features to check things out prior to the official rollout on January 19, and have so far loved everything about the upgrade.

With so many available games though, you’d be forgiven for having trouble deciding on what to play. Especially if you’re a newcomer to the service and aren’t sure where to start. Obviously, you’ll want to use GeForce NOW to play the games you already play on a local machine. If you’re already playing them, then you’re probably having fun doing it. And gaming is about fun after all, so you should ultimately play the games you have fun with.

That being said, there are some games available on GeForce NOW that showcase the tech better than others, and we rounded up some of the best options as suggestions for where to start. Also keep in mind that with GeForce NOW you do need to own the game on a compatible platform like Steam, the Epic Games Store, Ubisoft Connect, or GOG. Also worth noting, is that the prices on these games change. Prices listed may not be the current price as some games will be on limited-time sales.

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Best GeForce NOW games

GamePriceWhere To Buy/Download
Cyberpunk 2077$29.99Steam
The Witcher 3$9.99GOG
Destiny 2FreeSteam
Ghostrunner$10.49Steam
Blind Fate: Edo No Yami$19.99Steam
A Plague Tale: Requiem$34.99Steam
Marvel’s Midnight Suns$35.99Epic Games Store
Apex LegendsFreeSteam
LEGO Builder’s Journey$19.99Steam
Portal with RTX$9.99Steam

Cyberpunk 2077

  • Price: $29.99
  • Where To Buy/Download: Steam

There’s few if any games that really push the limits of what PC gaming can do these days. And that’s precisely why it’s an excellent game to test out GeForce NOW with. In fact it’s one of the best GeForce NOW games with the arrival of the RTX 4080 SuperPODs that launched on January 19.

As long as you’re subscribed to the Ultimate plan, and in my opinion you should be, you’ll get to push this game to the limits. As I have tested it myself, you can crank the graphics all the way up to their absolute maximum. And the game looks and runs great. Cyberpunk 2077 definitely had its rough patches in the early days of its launch. But it’s in a much better spot now and is a wonderful game to behold.

A story that you definitely want to play more than once just to experience the different endings. Although, the combat and build crafting are definitely two of the main reasons to check it out.

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Cyberpunk 2077

The Witcher 3

  • Price: $9.99
  • Where To Buy/Download: GOG

If you think you’ll like Cyberpunk 2077, then you will love The Witcher 3. The best part is that if you pick up the game right now, you can get the Complete Edition for $9.99 on GOG (Steam also has it for this price). Which comes with both DLC expansions, Hearts of Stone and Blood and Wine, in addition to the base game. This is normally a $49.99 bundle. Still a good deal, but $10 is a much better deal.

With all of that content, there is hours upon hours of gameplay. With many quests and a vast, sprawling world to explore as Geralt. Plus, the PC version of the game just received all the next-gen upgrades just like PS5 and Xbox Series X. So it’ll look even better with the Ultimate plan.

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The Witcher 3

Destiny 2

  • Price: Free
  • Where To Buy/Download: Steam

Destiny 2 is hands down one of the best games out right now not just for its gunplay, but its ever-growing story and the multitudes of activities. As a live service MMO first-person shooter, there’s a lot to dig into. And because it’s multiplayer you can enjoy it with friends. Like any live service game Destiny 2 has its lulls. But overall it’s a really fun game to play and works great on GeForce NOW.

It also runs great on PC as well as on mobile devices, and dedicated devices like the Logitech G Cloud. Giving you tons of options for what screen to play it on. If you’ve never tried Destiny 2 before, definitely give it a shot if you like first-person shooters but also really enjoy rich narrative and multiplayer activities.

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Destiny 2

Ghostrunner

  • Price: $10.49
  • Where To Buy/Download: Steam

Ghostrunner is a perfect example of a game you’d want to try on GeForce NOW. For one, it’s a fast-paced first-person combat game where you play a ninja of sorts. Super-fast reflexes are key to survival in the game. And that means you’re going to want a fast frame rate to ensure there’s no latency with your in-game actions.

It also supports RTX On features for better visuals. Ghostrunner is employs one-hit-one-kill mechanics so there’s definitely a challenge to overcome. But if you can get past the initial hurdle, you’ll be sucked in and hungry for more.

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Ghostrunner

Blind Fate: Edo No Yami

  • Price: $19.99
  • Where To Buy/Download: Steam

Similar to Ghostrunner in a few ways, Blind Fate: Edo No Yami has both a sort of dystopian, cyberpunk aesthetic and a more challenging style of gameplay. While it’s not one-hit-one-kill, getting through the game won’t be a cakewalk. It’s a souls-like hack and slash which means you will have your work cut out for you.

Aside from that, it also features the RTX On support like Ghostrunner, Witcher 3, and many others on this list. Giving it a good baseline for testing out all the cool features that GeForce NOW has to offer.

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Blind Fate: Edo No Yami

A Plague Tale: Requiem

  • Price: $34.99
  • Where To Buy/Download: Steam

As an action adventure game, A Plague Tale: Requiem is rich with story and has a narrative plot that will both intrigue you and feel gut wrenching at times. You play as the siblings Amicia and Hugo, looking for a place to start a new life after fleeing their homeland. You quickly find out however, that it really isn’t so easy thanks to Hugo’s curse. A Plague Tale: Requiem takes you to a fabled island where you just might be able to find a way to save Hugo.

But you’ll certainly have to pay a price. And you’ll soon find that the cost may be harder to live with than you expected. As yet another game with RTX On support, it also looks great as you play through it.

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A Plague Tale: Requiem

Marvel’s Midnight Suns

Midnight Suns comes from the geniuses over at Firaxis, the studio behind the wildly popular XCOM and XCOM 2. A major difference between those two games and Midnight Suns though is that this is a tactical RPG. Laden with story elements that XCOM didn’t have as it was more of a strategy game.

Midnight Suns does still carry with it plenty of that tactical gameplay DNA. While you do get to play with some of the most well-known heroes in the Marvel universe, your actual character is a fully customizable super-hero that you create. On your journey to stop Lilith, you can form relationships with some of the other team members, build out your stats and abilities, and introduce upgrades that will help you in later stages.

Combat is done exceptionally well and graphically, some of the fights look quite amazing with all of the ability effects. And, the game is currently on sale till February 9 via the Epic Games Store.

Marvel's Midnight Suns

Apex Legends

  • Price: Free
  • Where To Buy/Download: Steam

Apex Legends hardly needs an introduction thanks to its wild popularity. That said, it’s one of the few shooters available on GeForce NOW that can support up to 240fps. If you’re subscribed to or sign up for the Ultimate membership, games can run up to 240fps as long as you have a monitor that supports 240Hz.

And with the newly launched RTX 4080 SuperPODs, this is the perfect game to test out those fast frames in the cloud. As a battle royale title you’re going to be going at it with loads of other players in a single match. So you’ll need quick reflexes and the ability to think on your feet.

Apex Legends

LEGO Builder’s Journey

  • Price: $19.99
  • Where To Buy/Download: Steam

Most of the games thus far have been more involved titles that are either steeped in action or overflowing with tense combat. LEGO Builder’s Journey features none of that. It’s a much more laid back, and relaxed gameplay experience filled with puzzles and platforming. And it supports RTX On so visuals actually look quite good.

You might think, it’s a LEGO game. How good could can it really look? But check out the trailer and see for yourself. If you’re looking for a more chill gaming experience, this is a good title to jump into. And it’s a great game for anyone no matter the age. Which means you can share it with your kids. It’s definitely one of the best games on GeForce NOW.

LEGO Builder's Journey

Portal with RTX

  • Price: $9.99
  • Where To Buy/Download: Steam

Portal is one of the defining PC games from a bygone era. And that’s where Portal with RTX steps in to fill its shoes. To be clear, this is the same Portal that fans have loved since the original. The only difference is that this has updated graphics and visual effects utilizing NVIDIA’s RTX On features. You do however have to own the original Portal to play this version of it. Thankfully, Portal is only $9.99 on Steam. So a pretty cheap game for a great experience.

Portal with RTX