PlayStation 4 Pro or Xbox One X? How about neither. PC gamers have been playing games at 4K resolution for a while and at a much higher framerate than 60 frames per second. Just ask the people playing Destiny 2. Whether you're a PC pro or a newbie, here are the best PC games to play right now.
Moonlighter is a colorful little pixelated dungeon crawler/capitalism simulator. A lot of inventory management is required to succeed at the game's main objective of finding the best dungeon loot to pawn off back at your shop in Moonlighter's financially prosperous main hub, the village. You can hire employees, fulfill customer orders, fight monsters and risk exploring extra-hard dungeons at nighttime, if you dare. If you've ever wanted to role-play as an employee at an Amazon order-fulfillment center (that specializes in killing creepy creatures), this is the quirky, cute, 2D Zelda look-alike for you.
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Monster Hunter: World is an open-world action adventure RPG which has you suit up to take down massive monsters across expansive, exotic maps. The game's core appeal revolves around upgrading your gear so you can take down bigger, badder beasts, and it's a blast. The gameplay is tight and exhilarating, the graphics are stunning and there's a wealth of content to keep enraptured players busy for a long while. You can play through the entire game alone or with friends, to boot, though MH:W does suffer from some noteworthy network connectivity issues. Barring that one issue, though, World is a monster hunting romp that's fun to experience solo or with friends.
With an interesting premise and the gameplay to match, Vampyr isn't just another vampire game. Putting you in the shoes of a WWI doctor-turned-vampire, the setup is deliciously paradoxical, as you must choose between fulfilling your occupational duties and feeding your insatiable thirst for blood. This RPG gives you full control over that decision, letting you pick whom to munch on and whom to spare — and each option has direct consequences for how the game plays out. Couple that immersive game design with Vampyr's engrossing take on WWI-era London, and you get an interesting title that's definitely worth checking out. Even if its hack-'n-slash RPG combat is a bit run of the mill, the game spices things up with a few neat vampire superpowers, keeping things interesting during the gaps between exciting story beats.
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At long last, PC gamers can get in on the Destiny craze. Destiny 2 marks the first time a game in the series will be available on PC and it was definitely worth the wait. Boasting breathtaking backdrops and deeper character development, this first-person shooter is bigger and grander than ever before. You'll step into the shoes of a Guardian fighting against Ghaul and the Red Cabal army as he attempts to steal the light of the mysterious Traveller. There will be scores of intergalactic firefights, but thanks to the multiplayer feature you won't have to do it alone. Are you ready to battle Ghaul and collect some exotic loot along the way? Then suit up!
Wolfenstein has been around for a couple of decades, but the latest in the series, Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, seems tailor-made for the times. Released amid a storm of controversy, the game has players step into the bloody shoes of B.J. Blazkowicz as he does what he does best: killing Nazis. Only this time, the Nazis have brought the fight to the shores of the United States, and it's up to Terror Billy to punch, burn, eviscerate and shoot his way through an army of the Third Reich, so his kids won't grow up under an oppressive regime.
Cuphead is like a heaping helping of nostalgia, combining the teeth-grinding difficulty of games like Contra with the whimsical art style of a 1930s cartoon. Following the exploits of Cuphead and his brother, Mughead, you're tasked with collecting soul contracts from a variety of characters in the game's world. Collect enough, and you can keep the devil from collecting your soul. But be warned: The battles aren't easy, and you're going to die over and over again. It's one of the most deceptively challenging games to come out in a long time.
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Prey is a AAA hybrid like no other. Much like in Alien: Isolation, you're trapped aboard a spooky space station where surprise threats can kill you at every turn, but unlike in that game, you're armed to the teeth with Dishonored-esque powers and emboldened by a lively, retro Art Deco aesthetic akin to Bioshock's. Prey takes what it wants from the best of its genre and leaves the rest behind, resulting in a masterfully developed AAA tactical horror-action experience. Sadly, it was widely overlooked upon its initial release in 2017. On the bright side, its price has been slashed down quite a bit, meaning you can snag this gem for cheap.