Every year, the PC games get better— visually, anyway. But finding a game that’s truly awesome, with great action, fascinating concepts, or a unique storyline, is increasingly tough. If you’re wondering what you’ve missed so far in 2015, here’s a lineup of some top contenders in the PC gaming world.
Kerbal Space Program
First up— the incredible game that has PC gamers in a frenzy. It’s the surprisingly fun, oh-so-addictive “Kerbal Space Program.” You’ve got story mode and sandbox mode, and between the two you have nearly everything you could want in a game. Experiment, build, calculate, and try again—and then surprise yourself at how much you’ve learned about aerospace physics along the way.
Love those dungeon crawlers? Check out “Crypt of the Necrodancer,” a fun little fantasy game that is reminiscent of early Zelda titles. The music takes on a major role here, since you cannot make a move or complete an action unless you get in the groove and synchronize with the beat.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
In the past, you could expect plenty of “dead space” in the major open-world games. Not so with “The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.” This game takes the open-world genre to a whole new level. You connect with the characters and the quests more personally, and the world you travel through seems more real, more alive, and more important. Explore, enjoy, and experience one of the best adventures available on the PC gaming scene.
Book of Unwritten Tales 2
If you like the point-and-click style of story-driven games, “Book of Unwritten Tales 2” is the game for you. Blend a cool fairytale with some chuckle-inducing references to pop culture, and you have a humorous, entertaining adventure. Sure, some of the characters are a little cliche, but they’re also warmly familiar, reminding you of some of your favorite games, movies, books, and TV shows. Get it, play it, love it.
This one’s for those historical geeks who love a realistic experience, nitty-gritty detail, and slow-building suspense. “Verdun” takes some liberties with history, but offers a serious real-world feel for gamers who like that kind of atmosphere in their shooter games. Once you’re into it, you feel as if you’re there, inching your way across a trench-covered No Man’s Land towards your objective.
Grand Theft Auto
It arrived on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in 2013, but now it’s available for PC as well. Grand Theft Auto offers incredible graphics, pulse-pounding action, and the Rockstar Editor, which allows gamers to create their own objects and machines. If you have the hardware to run it in its top form, Grand Theft Auto might just knock your socks off.