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Top 10 Best PC Games – Updated September, 2021

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There are lots of great games out there for many different platforms right now, and this includes PC, but which ones out there are currently the best? Which ones are worth your time?

While we can’t say for sure that our picks will be the best PC games out there for everybody, they’re certainly worthy of your consideration. And perhaps your time.

Since tastes in games are so vast we’ve picked the best PC games across a number of different genres. This way there’s a little something for everyone to enjoy. This list will also be updated monthly. So expect some titles to be swapped out from time to time.

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Top 10 Best PC Games Summary

Below is a summary table of each game we picked, as well as how much it costs and where you can buy it or download it.

If you’re short on time, you can see all ten games in the table below. If you want a little bit more information on each game, we have each one listed below the table alongside short descriptions and trailers.

 

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GameDownload CostWhere To Buy
The Ascent$30Steam
Aragami 2$31.49Steam
Kena: Bridge Of Spirits$39.99Epic Games Store
Days Gone$49.99Steam, Epic Games Store
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice$38.99Steam
Yakuza: Like A Dragon$59.99Steam
DOOM EternalFrom $14.99Steam
Tales Of Arise$59.99Steam
Deathloop$59.99Steam
Final Fantasy XIV: Complete Edition$59.99Amazon, Square Enix Store

Top 10 Best PC Games List

Below you’ll find each game listed above, but with a short description about the game as well as trailers, buy, and download links.

The Ascent

The Ascent is a brand-new cyberpunk-themed action RPG that just released for PC this morning. You can purchase it for $30, though it is currently on sale for $27 through Steam until August 5. It’s also available as part of Xbox Game Pass. It plays a bit like Diablo since it’s an isometric action RPG, but it also feels a lot like a twin stick shooter.

In the game you play as an indent (a worker indentured to the corporations) on the planet Veles. You specifically are an indent for the Ascent Group. The largest corporation on Veles. Suddenly, the Ascent Group shuts down and no one knows what’s happening. So begins your story trying to figure out what’s going on as you simultaneously try to survive. Meanwhile everyone around is vying for power.

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You can acquire a ton of loot throughout the game including different weapons, gear and more. There’s also a character creator with a handful of customization options. Best of all is that the game can be played solo, or you can play with friends via online co-op or couch co-op.

Beautiful backgrounds, awesome graphics, super cool weapons and combat all wrapped up into a cyberpunk theme. What’s not to like?

Aragami 2

Aragami 2 launched on September 17, hailing from development studio Lince Works. It’s the follow-up to the popular first title in the franchise. And as you might expect you get more of the awesome stealth action as an assassin who wields the power of the shadows.

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You’ll have to use this power to your advantage as you play. Though you won’t always be able to hide from your enemies. Aragami 2 features new higher quality graphics on the character models compared to the original game in the series, and you have more attacks as well as a robust character progression system.

On PC you can play this game via Steam. Although you can also play it on PC through Xbox Game Pass Ultimate for free if you have the subscription to the service.

Kena: Bridge of Spirits

Kena: Bridge Of Spirits is an action-adventure game where you play as Kena, a young spirit guide in search of a sacred mountain shrine. Along the way you can find and collect Rot, which are friendly little companions that can assist you in your quest.

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You’ll also get to experience a large open world that you can explore, though not necessarily filled with tons of uncoverable secrets. Despite that, gameplay is extremely fun with some pretty cool combat and amazing visuals.

Gameplay is also deceptively simple once you get to used to it. Which shouldn’t take long at all. Overall the the gameplay should feel somewhat familiar as it plays like quite a few other games you’ve probably played before, and loved. Do yourself a favor and don’t miss out on this one.

Days Gone

Days Gone was initially a PlayStation exclusive title that released for the PS4. It was recently released for PC, though, and this is one of the best, most highly underrated games that PC has to offer right now.

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If you’re not familiar with what Days Gone is about, the thumbnail in the trailer likely gives away that it’s a post apocalyptic zombie game. But there’s a lot more to it than that thanks to the rich story and challenging combat. The game takes place in Oregon, and throughout the game you’re simply trying to survive with anyone else that either didn’t succumb to the global pandemic, weren’t killed by other people, or weren’t ravaged by zombies.

You’ll need to come to grips with doing some things in the game that may go against your moral compass. There’s also a really cool survival element to it that requires you to be acutely aware of what your resource levels are at all times. How much ammo do you have for your weapons? Do you have enough materials to make more bandages? Will taking this path be safe enough to get to your destination or will you encounter more danger than you anticipated?

All of these are questions that you’ll be asking yourself constantly. The game is open-world so there’s plenty of room for different ways to play and reach your goals. As there’s no set path. The PC version of the game also adds in new features, like New Game+, Survival Mode, Challenge Mode, and bike skins. So there’s a lot to dive into and enjoy.

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Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice GOTY Edition

  • Price: $38.99
  • Download: Steam

A departure in numerous cases from previous From Software games, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is still a brutally challenging yet highly rewarding action RPG game worth diving into. Even now as the game is nearly two years old.

If you’ve yet to step foot into the game’s vision of 1500s Sengoku era Japan, you’re doing yourself a disservice. Though be forewarned that, unless you’re used to the kinds of games From Software puts out, you will be met with a very difficult first playthrough.

It’ll all be worth it though to set eyes on the world From Software has created. From lowly enemies to massive bosses, every encounter in Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice begs for cold, calculating decisions. Lest you do actually die and fall prey to the game’s tougher challenges – respawning from your last checkpoint with less health. And thereby a a harder time getting by a particularly difficult section.

The Game Of The Year Edition adds to the amazing experience by adding new boss challenges modes and other additional content to work through. Once you’ve beaten the game your first time, of course.

Yakuza: Like A Dragon

While the Yakuza Remastered Collection is definitely a string of games worth picking up, the most recent game in the series, Yakuza: Like A Dragon, is a game you shouldn’t miss either.

This latest installment follows a different main character throughout the length of the game. As opposed to the series’ familiar and much-loved Kazuma Kiryu. The game doesn’t just swap out the lead character, either.

Combat also takes a different turn and is less action-based than before. But still wildly fun and entertaining as ever. Since this game brings in a new lead character, this is also a good starting point for newcomers to the Yakuza series.

Though if you want to get the full Yakuza feel, you may want to start with one of the earlier games first and get invested in the stories and world that Yakuza has to offer.

DOOM Eternal

DOOM has been around for a very long time in the gaming world and DOOM Eternal is the latest game in the franchise to hit the market. It was released back in March 2020 but just recently received its latest update which also happens to be the first DLC expansion – The Ancient Gods Part One.

If you’re unfamiliar with DOOM Eternal and the franchise, this is a chaos-filled romp through hell on earth as you slay demons with a vast arsenal of weapons, skills, and a little bit of determination.

Expect plenty of blood, awesome graphics, and a surprisingly good story.

Tales Of Arise

If you’re new to the Tales franchise, then you’re in for a wild ride. Tales Of Arise is the newest title in the series boasting action RPG combat with a lively cast of characters. This is a JRPG, so expect plenty of character progression, along with an in-depth story that’ll have you on the edge of your seat the whole way.

The cool thing about this game is that you get to play as the entire cast of story-rich characters. You choose who you want to start the game as, but you can freely move between the other characters at any time during battles. Having said that, the character you choose dictates some of the story elements down the line. So there’s a reasonable of replay value by going back and doing things with another character in a fresh run.

If you like JRPGs, this has everything about JRPGs that you probably love. Plus the graphics are stylish and at times breathtaking.

Deathloop

If you liked Dishonored and Dishonored 2, then you’ll love Deathloop. Deathloop is a stylish first-person shooter with some fairly gritty combat, where you play an assassin stuck in a time loop that you’re trying desperately to escape.

The only problem is that you have to contend with a rival assassin who is stuck in the same time loop. So as you try to alter your situation, your rival is constantly trying to hunt you down.

Deathloop allows for you to go through the game solo if you wish. But you can also play the game in an online mode which allows other players to invade your game as the rival assassin. You in tur can do the same thing. Making for some intense firefights with other live players.

As you progress you can unlock new and more powerful abilities as well as new weapons to help you get an edge. Your main goal is to the end the time loop before it resets to a new day. But to do that you have to take down a certain number of targets, all while trying to avoid both your rival assassin and other enemies.

Final Fantasy XIV: Complete Edition

Final Fantasy XIV is in many ways, today’s best MMO game. And the Complete Edition comes with everything, which includes the base game and all three expansions. It’s available on PC, but also available on PS4 and it’s cross-platform play. Your account is also linked if you have the game on both platforms, which means you can swap gameplay between them.

In Final Fantasy XIV you’ll have a long and engaging story to follow through the main scenario quests, as well as side quests, dungeons, raids, PvP battles, and everything under the sun that you can imagine.

Even if you finish the main story content, there are multiple classes (known as jobs) to level up. You can even buy plots of land, build a house, and fill that house with all sorts of decorations. You can also cook food, harvest all manner of ingredients, materials, and more.

There is no shortage of things to fill your time and you will always have something to do. And of course it’s an MMO so there’s loads of other people to play with. if you haven’t played an MMO before, or even if you have but haven’t tried FF XIV, give it a short as it’s definitely one of the best PC games around and it will be for years to come.