X

Top 10 Best PC Games – Updated July 29, 2021

Best PC Games
Advertisement
Advertisement

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.

Advertisement

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.

 

Advertisement
GameDownload CostWhere To Buy
The Ascent$30Steam
Yakuza Remastered Collection$40.17Steam
Outriders$59.99Steam
Days Gone$49.99Steam, Epic Games Store
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice$59.99Steam
Yakuza: Like A Dragon$59.99Steam
DOOM Eternal$59.99Steam
Resident Evil Village$59.99Steam
Mass Effect Legendary Edition$60Steam (via Amazon), Origin
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.

Advertisement

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?

Yakuza Remastered Collection

Launched fairly recently on Steam, the Yakuza Remastered Collection includes the remastered version of three of the Yakuza games. This includes Yakuza 3 Remastered, Yakuza 4 Remastered, and Yakuza 5 Remastered.

Advertisement

Featuring newly renewed graphics and the same great gameplay of the original versions. The Yakuza series is a long-running RPG franchise from SEGA, and each game in the series contains some excellent combat as well as the truly zany and wild interactions you might expect from Yakuza games.

If you’ve never played a Yakuza game before, now is a good time to start as you can pick up every single one of them on Steam. Meaning you can work your way through the entire series from past to current.

And it would be well worth it. The Yakuza Remastered Collection is also currently on sale right now on Steam for about $10 off.

Advertisement

Outriders

  • Price: $59.99
  • Download: Steam

Outriders is one of the latest games to land on PC and other platforms, and it’s already off to a really great start. As another looter shooter, players can expect familiar gameplay mechanics to titles like Destiny 2, Borderlands 3, and The Division just to name a few. But the game also has some entirely unique features that help it stand out.

You have four different classes to choose from, including the Pyromancer which is a medium ranged attack class, sort of like a mage, meant for dps. There’s also the the Technomancer which is along ranged class, which specializes in using artillery and other guns and weaponry to dole out the pain. The Technomancer is also a support class, which means you can heal and protect your allies.

Then there’s the Devastator which is a close range tank class designed to take most of the damage because they have the most sustainability. Lastly there’s the best class of all, the Trickster. Which is a close range melee class that uses space time to essentially delete enemies from the game, and reality itself.

Advertisement

Outriders has a really cool and engaging story along with some really awesome combat, plenty of weapons and other gear to power up your character, and a whole lot more. If you like looter shooters, this one is excellent.

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.

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.

Advertisement

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.

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice GOTY Edition

  • Price: $59.99
  • 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.

Resident Evil Village

Resident Evil Village is the latest game in the Resident Evil franchise. It features the main character Ethan Winters from the previous game, Resident Evil VII Biohazard, but introduces an all-new evil that plunges Ethan’s world into a dangerous nightmarish hellscape that seems like it has no end.

After a brief moment of a peaceful life, Ethan must once again contend with all manner of horrors as he attempts to save his kidnapped daughter. You’ll need to manage resources and fight your way through new and challenging enemies that may be luring around every corner.

The game also boasts some pretty impressive graphics, as it runs on Capcom’s RE engine. So things look as lifelike as they possibly could. If you’re a fan of Resident Evil, and you loved Resident Evil VII, you’ll love Resident Evil Village.

Mass Effect Legendary Edition

A fan favorite series returns with the Mass Effect Legendary Edition. Complete with all three games wrapped up into one neat little bundle with updated graphics.

Visuals are now enhanced to 4K so although it is the same game you like remember, it will definitely look a lot better than it used to. All three games are also included in a single launcher, so you can go through all the content without having to interact with three different games.

Speaking of content, the Legendary Edition includes all three base games, as well as over 40 DLC packs. The DLC includes both expanded game content and in-game items like weapons and gear. Whether you’re an old fan of the Mass Effect series or this will be your first time playing, there’s a lot to dive into and enjoy.

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.