Listen up, you’ve worked your ass off this year and it’s high time you take a break now. No, I am not asking you to go on a holiday. I am asking you to stay at home, get into your blanket, switch on your PC/laptop and play some of the best PC games that released this year in 2018. On that note, here are the best PC games of 2018 that are worth experiencing and playing.
1. Just Cause 4
Genre: Action-adventure game
The Just Cause series has been a delight in the past and Just Cause 4 is no exception either. You will don the role of Rico Rodriguez who lands in Solis, South America, a land of conflict, extreme weather conditions and oppression to know the truth about his past. You’ll get to fight your enemies in extreme weather conditions including tornadoes and tropical lighting storms which adds more thrill to this already insane action game. Get into rebellion mode and do whatever it takes to defeat the Black Hand, a hi-tech private military organisation. Explore Solis and uncover the secrets and danger. Simply put, this game is a wild ride that you won’t regret hopping on to. Buy it from here.
2. Into the Breach
Genre: Turn based strategy game
In this game you’ll get to control powerful futuristic mechs to defeat an alien threat. This is a game about making small decisions both, good and bad. It is a hit strategy game which requires you to keep a spaceship in flight under increasingly stressful conditions. You’ll have to think tactically and be as agile as possible because one wrong move can mean game over. You’ll have to control a trio of time-travelling mechs to fight space invaders called Vek who spawn from the ground. The Vek will try and destroy clusters of buildings and your job will be to stop that from happening. If you lose your power you’ll have to start over again. The background score is epic which elevates the action into something with real gravity and consequence. In short, Into the Breach is an excellent choice for strategy game based fans. Get it from here.
Genre: Open world survival adventure game
Prepare to dive and descend into the underwater world of aliens. Set on an ocean planet, this world is filled with resources, wonder, unknown creatures and threats. You’ll be playing the character of a protagonist who crash lands only to find aliens who communicate telepathically. As you look for ways to escape you’ll stumble upon revelations about an ancient alien race that has arrived here in order to find a cure to a pandemic. You can craft your own equipments and pilot submarines to explore cave systems, volcanoes, lush green coral reefs and much more. This is a first-person open world survival game that will thrill you, excite you and is definitely worth checking out. Will you be able to survive in this unexplored underwater world or will the aliens kill you? Buy it from here.
4. Forza Horizon 4
Genre: Racing game
Okay, so the Forza Horizon 4 is an open world racing game that is set in a fictionalized representation of the United Kingdom. It features over 450 licensed cars that you can drive across some of the scenic landscapes across the United Kingdom. This is one of the best arcade racing games of this generation. In this synchronised shared world, you can create your own racing routes, buy in-game houses, unlock new cars and much more. Another impressive feature this game has is the dynamic weather system that shows the change of seasons. The environment around you will change depending on the weather. The lakes will freeze in winters, you’ll experience heavy snow fall and heavy rainfall too. The gameplay is certainly cinematic and breathtaking which is why this video game also won the best racing game award in the Game Critics Award. Get it from here.
5. Final Fantasy XV: Windows Edition
Genre: Action-role playing game
The Final Fantasy XV is an epic action-role playing game which is part of the long running Final Fantasy series. This game is based in a fictional world of Eos which is dominated by the empire of Niflheim who is trying to take control of the magical Crystal protected by Lucis’s royal family. Things go out of control when Niflheim attacks the capital and steals the Crystal. You will play Noctis Lucis Caelum, heir to the Lucian throne whose job is to get back the Crystal and defeat Niflheim. This game is filled with customization options and it gives you full control over every aspect of how to play the game. The open world gives you the opportunity to explore the vast land, get into boss battles, incorporate quick-switching weapons and do some camping. Buy it from here.
6. Darksiders 3
Genre: Action-adventure game
In this hack and slash game you’ll be playing the character of Fury who is on a quest to hunt down and get rid of the Seven Deadly Sins. As Fury, you have to dispose off the Seven Deadly Sins and bring balance to the forces that now are taking over Earth. This is a third-person game where Fury uses a whip for combat. As you progress, you gain additional elements like fire and lightning to increase damage and open pathways to explore the unexplored areas. You’ll have to venture into dungeons and win battles in order to bring back peace on Earth. The world feels organic and the combat is really satisfying. This is an enigmatic and unpredictable game that will keep you on your toes. Buy it from here.
7. Return of the Obra Dinn
Genre: Puzzle game
This is a beautiful first-person murder-mystery and if you really want to test your patience then this game is apt for you. In the Return of the Obra Dinn you’ll get to play the character of an insurance adjuster who has to investigate a East India Company ghost ship whose crew and passengers have all mysteriously died. Your objective is simple, you have to discover how it all happened with a combination of deductive reasoning and the use of a Memento Mortem stopwatch. This stopwatch will take you back in time of the crew member’s death so that you can identify and determine how and where each member died. The gameplay is engaging and you will feel like a true detective trying to solve the mystery. But mind you, you have to be patient enough to go through the clues over and over till you find the killer or the reason behind the death of all the crew members and passengers. Download it from here.
So, which PC game are you interested in playing?