PC gaming offers a near-unlimited variety of experiences to discover. That’s great, but honestly, who has that much time? You’re here because you just want the latest and greatest games, so we put together this list of the 30 best PC games to play right now. Even if you think you’ve played all the top games, there’s more to find here: we regularly update the list with new top finds, and on the first page we have the latest and greatest of each month for you.
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The best PC games March 2020 – top 30 list begins on next page
Plenty of recent releases haven’t quite made our top 30 list – which starts on the next page – but are well worth having a look at. If you want to stay on top with new releases or our top 30 PC games list isn’t quite for you, here are some recent top picks.
Persona 5 Strikers
This is without a doubt one of the very best JRPGs you can play on PC right now – and it’s completely useless to you if you haven’t played its prequel, the Playstation-exclusive Persona 5, as you need to be familiar with the original story to get the most out of this one. It’s nice to see the Phantom Thieves make the jump to PC all the same, in a completely new adventure that takes them across Japan to fight so-called Monarchs. Monarchs have the ability to make large swathes of the local population adore them – a dangerous tool to control society.
Joker and his friends need to change their foes’ hearts and take on masses of enemies in battles that are designed after Koei Tecmo’s Samurai Warriors franchise. Featuring all-new characters and locations, there's lots to see in Persona 5 Strikers, and the group is as lovable as ever. The story once again manages to ask some difficult questions about grief and justice, so this is really an all-around successful sequel.
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Fights In Tight Spaces (Early Access)
This month, the most intriguing idea in deck-building comes in form of Fights In Tight Spaces, which is exactly what it says on the tin. You’re an agent for Section 11, a secret service that uses slightly less modern methods of interrogation. It means you punch people in the face. In really small rooms.
In FITS (ha!), the order of your attacks really matters, as you’re permanently outnumbered, and if you’re smart about it, you can goad your opponents into finishing each other more than once, and there is surprising amount of variety to how each turn can play out, thanks to a generous number of cards. You can play the free prologue or dive right in for the Early Access release available now.
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Most games that have you deal with food have a certain frantic edge to them – think Overcooked or Cook, Serve, Delicious!! But Lemon Cake takes a more relaxed approach to managing its bakery. You take care of everything from ingredient production to baking and serving.
Serving customers is a large part of this game, and while that can feel slightly grindy, it makes Lemon cake a good game to pick up and put down at your own pace – plenty of people already compared it to the Diner Dash games of old.
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Buddy Simulator 1984
Buddy Simulator 1984 is… actually that. Your new, digital buddy, a game within a game set on a computer in 1984. Your buddy makes several games for you – but your Buddy also wants to interact with you, go into your files, look at your computer. Your buddy wants to stay around and learn more about you, your buddy doesn’t want you to quit the game…
Buddy Simulator 1984 is a neat little game that’s less horror and more profound unease, based on the unsettling feeling of a game on your computer developing a mind of its own. If you’ve played Doki Doki Literature Club, you’ll know what that means, if not, you should really go in blind, because this is a lot of things – a game about friendship, a game that just likes to mess with you sometimes, something that will make you laugh. All the things a buddy should be, right?
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Blizzard Arcade Collection
Blizzard has bundled Rock 'n' Roll racing, Lost Vikings and Blackthorne together in one collection for all your nostalgic needs. The collection includes the SNES and Mega Drive versions of each game, as well as a small treasure trove of behind-the-scenes material.
All three are bonafide arcade classics – Lost Vikings has the humor and challenging spikes in difficulty reminiscent of Battletoads. Rock N Roll Racing makes arcade racing even more exciting thanks to popular heavy metal songs, and Blackthorne influenced Blizzard games for years to come thanks to its intricate world. If you’ve always wanted to relive these classics , no matter what console you had back in the day, your time is now.
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