I inherited several things from my father. The features of my face, expressions… and my favorite way to play video games: on PC. I have often preferred to play on a computer: I am not a big fan of Nintendo (“Sacrilege!”, I hear you screaming). Despite the fact that playing on a computer has long been less popular than on console, I believe that there are several treasures, which are worth trying.
We have already told you about how to start playing on your computer in this way of playing as well as about thepuzzle of computer game launchers, but now we present you the games not to be missed on PC or Mac! Discover with us 5 of the best games on PC.
The Sims 4
Let anyone who has never spent two or three days obsessed with creating a new family in The Sims and build them a perfect home throw the first stone! Since the early 2000s, Sims have been a core of PC gamers.
This “social simulator” takes the form of a game where we control the members of a family through their daily lives: we help them find love, find a job, enjoy their weekend and so on. With its addictive game cycle that wastes hours and hours, The Sims is a game not to be missed on computer.
Like several games on this list, The Sims 4 is available on other platforms, but keyboard/mouse controls remain the most intuitive for these kinds of games.
Crusader Kings III
A more obscure example this time, Crusader Kings III is the new installment in the Crusader Kingsseries. If you find that Sims lack murder, arranged marriages, and medieval politics, Crusader Kings is for you.
In this fascinating game, you control the leader of a noble family from the Middle Ages, either in Europe, Africa, the Middle East or India. Your goal: not to lose power. Forge strategic alliances, marry your children to solidify your titles of nobility, and when it’s your character’s turn to die, take control of your heir. This game is very complex and immerses you by making you think as if you were in Game of Thrones,to the point where we forget that the game, in the end, takes place mainly by looking at a map of the world and navigating menus.
DOTA 2 and League of Legends
MOBAs (Multiplayer-Online Battle Arenas) are among the most popular multiplayer genres on computers. Hundreds of thousands of players play these two competitive games every day or five players choose characters with various abilities to try to destroy the base of the opposing team. The two games are noticeably similar, but experienced players will notice several big differences between the two titles.
League of Legends is undoubtedly the more popular of the two rival games. In League of Legends, there is a more “standardized” game experience: the five roles that players can choose are very defined and the characters have archetypal skills (characters to be in the center lane, characters for the top way, support, jungler, etc.)
DOTA 2, the direct sequel to the very first DotA (a mod from the Warcraft III strategy game that created the MOBAs genre), DOTA 2,in comparison, has a more difficult metagame to break through. The characters in the game are less archetypal and can play multiple roles and the game is more punitive.
These two games have in common their very involved and competitive community. The process of learning (sometimes the hard way!) to play these games is very engaging and exhilating, and for those who have the time, it’s worth a visit.
Age of Empires II Definitive Edition
Is it cheating to talk about the remake of a classic game like Age of Empires II?
Age of Empires II Definitive Edition is the modernized version of the venerable real-time strategy (RTS) game Age of Empires II. Build your base, create an army and take on your opponents on the battlefields, both online and against computer players. Discover the game’s campaigns, which offer dozens of missions and scenarios to overcome. A complex and fascinating strategy game that doesn’t show its age at all, Age of Empires II Definitive Edition is a game worth visiting.
The latest installment in the venerable Civilizationseries, Civilization VI is a turn-based strategy game in which players control empires drawn from human history. Players lead armies, research technologies and do diplomacy to try to win one of the possible types of victories, as much as the types of cult, diplomatic, military or scientific victory.
A quiet game that tests your strategic mind, this game is suitable for players of all ages. By playing Civilization VI, you too will learn the hard way the consequences of playing “just one more trick” until the early hours of the morning. This game is available on all consoles, computers and mobile, but is much more enjoyable with keyboard/mouse controls on computer.
And many more!
There are hundreds of games only available on computers, and each of us has our favorites. What are yours? Share them in the comments!