This has been one of the most eventful years for PC gaming. The price of some PC components were unreasonable (we’re looking at you, Nvidia and AMD) for a large part of the year, which made us wonder whether it’s better to switch to consoles entirely. On the software side, Steam has slowly been losing games — first from big studios and recently, some indie studios as well. The Epic Game Store made its entry into the PC gaming space late in the year and picked up some neat exclusives such as Hades from Supergiant Games and Super Meat Boy Forever from Team Meat, apart from Epic’s own immensely popular battle royale game Fortnite. It’s almost reached a point where every major gaming company has its own game storefront, which we have mixed feelings about.
All the talk about storefronts aside, 2018 was a very good year for PC games. We got a chance to play some remastered classics as well as top-of-the-line fresh titles and here are our top picks.
Best PC games of 2018
Few games we’ve enjoyed as much as Darksiders 3 (Review). It’s a third-person game where the protagonist, Fury, uses a whip for combat. Dodging slows down time in this game and as you, you gain additional elements such as fire and lightning to add damage and open pathways to explore new areas. The combat is really satisfying and the story, featuring the seven deadly sins as the main antagonists is well-presented.
Darksiders 3 makes it to our shortlist for the best PC game of 2018
The best thing about Darksiders 3 is how organic the world feels. Gunfire Games has treated the entire world as a single dungeon so the way you explore its many locales and traverse from one area to the next feels natural.
Buy: Darksiders 3
Just Cause 4
We’ve always liked the Just Cause series of games for its over-the-top nature. Just Cause 4 (Review) has all the elements that made the first three games so much fun to play, and then some more. You’ll reduce entire army bases to rubble in one mission and in another you’ll find yourself literally flying into the eye of a storm. The story is ridiculous as ever, which is not a problem as hardly anyone plays Just Cause for the story.