[dropcap]P[/dropcap]C gaming is one of the best modes to experience and explore a wide range of games – which may vary from the ones having intricate gameplay to the others loaded with extravagant visuals.
However, in the era of gaming consoles like PlayStation, XBOX, and Nintendo, the games are loaded with high-end graphics and come with massive file size, which in turn would require higher clocking processors and enough storage space for the computers to run the same. Therefore, it advisable to not cut corners while choosing a computer with decent specifications – when it comes to its storage space, choice of graphics card and a good processor with the capability of handling multi-threaded workload. Now that we are done with the basics, let’s delve deep into the gaming world and have a look at the best games of 2018 so far.
Far Cry 5
Far Cry 5 is an action-adventure first-person shooter video game developed by Ubisoft Montreal and Ubisoft Toronto. It is the successor to the 2014 video game Far Cry 4, and the fifth main installment in the Far Cry series. Announced in early 2017, development on Far Cry 5 was extensive. The developers explored several concepts before settling on an American location. The game was heavily inspired by several socio-political events in modern history, such as the Cold War and the September 11 attacks.
Red Dead Redemption 2
Red Dead Redemption 2 is a Western-themed action-adventure video game developed and published by Rockstar Games. The game is a prequel to the 2010 game Red Dead Redemption, and the third entry in the Red Dead series. The game brings back and deeply refines mechanics from the previous game, such as the combat, gunplay, honor system and more. It also has many new features, including dual-wielding and swimming. The world of Red Dead Redemption 2 spans five fictitious states of the United States.
Marvel’s Spider-Man, or simply Spider-Man, is an action-adventure game developed by Insomniac Games and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment for the PlayStation 4, based on the Marvel Comics Superhero Spider-Man. The game tells a new story about Spider-Man that is not tied to an existing comic book, video game, or film and covers both the Peter Parker and Spider-Man aspects of the character.
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) is an online multiplayer battle royale game developed and published by PUBG Corporation, a subsidiary of South Korean video game company Bluehole. In the game, up to one hundred players parachute onto an island and scavenge for weapons and equipment to kill others while avoiding getting killed themselves. The available safe area of the game’s map decreases in size over time, directing surviving players into tighter areas to force encounters. The last player or team standing wins the round.
Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire
Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire is a role-playing video game developed by Obsidian Entertainment and published by Versus Evil. Deadfire is a direct sequel to Pillars of Eternity, taking place in the world of Eora. As with the first game, the player assumes the role of a “Watcher”, a character with the ability to look into other people’s souls and read their memories, as well as the ones of their past lives.
Kingdom Come: Deliverance
Kingdom Come: Deliverance is an action role-playing video game developed by Warhorse Studios and published by Deep Silver. It is set in the medieval Kingdom of Bohemia, an Imperial State of the Holy Roman Empire, with a focus on historically accurate content. The action role-playing game, which is set in an open world environment and is played from a first-person perspective allows the player to customize their skills to take on roles such as a warrior, bard, thief or their hybrids.
Return of the Obra Dinn
Return of the Obra Dinn is a puzzle video game by Lucas Pope, released in October 2018. The game is set aboard a fictional East India Company ghost ship whose crew and passengers have all mysteriously died, with the game’s objective being to discover how. The player, as an agent of the shipping company assessing what happened, uses a combination of deductive reasoning and the use of a Memento Mortem stopwatch to return to the moment of a crew member’s death to determine the identity of each of the sixty crew members, how and where they died and, if killed by human hands, the name of their killer.
Rainbow Six Siege
Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege is a tactical shooter video game published by Ubisoft. The game puts heavy emphasis on environmental destruction and cooperation between players. Each player assumes control of an attacker or a defender in different gameplay modes such as rescuing a hostage defusing a bomb, and taking control of a capture point. The title has no campaign but features a series of short missions that can be played solo. These missions have a loose narrative, focusing on recruits going through training to prepare them for future encounters with the White Masks, a terrorist group that threatens the safety of the world.
Divinity: Original Sin 2
Divinity: Original Sin II is a role-playing video game developed and published by Larian Studios. The sequel to 2014’s Divinity: Original Sin. As with Divinity: Original Sin, players can go on complete solo with only one character in their party or with up to three others. Several pre-made characters with backstories are available to the player. Players are also able to create a custom character and choose their stats, race, gender, and origin story at the start of the game. They can recruit up to three companions to assist them although mods in the Steam Workshop exist, which increase the maximum number of party companions. The game is set on the fantasy world of Rivellon, centuries after the first Divinity. Living beings on Rivellon have a form of energy known as Source, and individuals called Sourcerers can manipulate Source to cast spells or enhance their combat abilities.
Ni no Kuni 2: Revenant Kingdom
Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom is an action role-playing game developed by Level-5 and published by Bandai Namco Entertainment. The game is a sequel to Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch. The story follows Evan Pettiwhisker Tildrum, a young king who was usurped from his castle and sets out to build a new kingdom. While players can freely navigate Evan throughout the game’s overworld, other characters in the party can be freely controlled in battles. During these battles, players use magical abilities and are assisted by elemental creatures known as “Higgledies”, which are used to cast spells and grant other combat bonuses.