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30 best PC games to play right now

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More PC games release every week than ever before, that’s why it’s important to spend your time and money wisely. On this best PC games list, we’ll introduce you to only the very best games, both in a given month and overall. If you want to find out what games you absolutely shouldn’t sleep on, check back regularly. April sees an update to our top 30 best PC games as well as plenty of other great games worth a look, and that’s no joke.

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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.

Narita Boy 

Narita Boy

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It’s been silent around Studio Koba’s platformer for a long time, but this month, Narita Boy releases with a neon-colored bang. This action platformer, set in an 80s-inspired wonderland that lies within a computer (of course!) looks like you’re playing on an old CRT screen and boasts beautiful lighting effects and smooth gameplay. This is finally a game that riffs Tron and actually manages to surpass our nostalgic memories, filled to the brim with lore. However, just like the games from the 80s era it’s inspired by, Narita Boy can get tricky – it’s thanks to its intriguing world and interesting bosses that you’ll take even its occasional frustrations in stride.

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Steam

The Binding of Isaac Repentance

Binding of Isaac: Repentance

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It is done. The game hailed by many as a true indie classic, a roguelike shooter so devious it will make you grind your teeth until your jaw hurts, has reached its final form. After the Binding of Isaac was improved upon with the Rebirth version and gained several DLC, you can now either get its final DLC, Repentance, or enjoy the game as the full, definitive version bundle.

The Binding of Isaac is sure bigger than ever before, boasting over 700 items, more than 300 monsters to defeat, and over 15 characters to do it with – the game that reignited the passion for roguelikes in many sure knows how to keep you occupied. So if you’ve never heard of The Binding of Isaac or if you haven’t stopped playing since the first iteration, this is the ultimate version.

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Steam
Epic Games Store

The Kingdom Hearts series

Kingdom Hearts

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The acclaimed series of action RPGs, which was exclusive to Sony’s Playstation for decades, first made its way onto Xbox recently and has now landed on PC via the Epic Games Store. Kingdom hearts is known for its sprawling story, putting emphasis on the power of friendship like no other, and of course for you getting up to shenanigans with plenty of Disney characters.

Don’t let the much-discussed intricacies of the plot keep you – if you’re a Disney fan and you’ve always wanted to interact with the likes of Aladdin, Tarzan and Woody, you have plenty of opportunities here, plus the real-time combat is genuinely good fun. If you’re new to the collections, which bundle different Kingdom Hearts games, we’ve got a breakdown of each plus the minimum PC specs for you.

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Epic Games Store

Evil Genius 2: World Domination

Evil Genius 2

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From hospital manager to dictator, management games put you in plenty of hats. Evil genius 2 chose, you guessed it, the role of an evil genius for you to inhabit, one of four different geniuses to be exact. Each of them has a unique route to world domination, which you can help them reach by building the snazziest evil lair, researching suitably evil weapons and spreading your network of spies all across the globe. You also have to prepare to beat back pesky heroes knocking at your bunker door.

The first instalment of this genuinely hilarious spy satire released all the way back in 2004, so this is the best answer to that very specific management craving you’ve been having for years. If you need more convincing, you can recruit a Dodo and bake Alaska, among other nefarious plans. If you like Theme Hospital’s humour, applied to a different theme, check out Evil Genius 2.

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Steam

Yakuza 6: The Song of Life

Yakuza 6

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With Yakuza 6 on PC, Kazuma Kiryu saga is finally complete – you can now play all Yakuza games that were previously only available on consoles from your rig. Yakuza 6 is the first Yakuza game to use a new proprietary engine, which was later also used for Yakuza Kiwami 2. This means it’s one of the best-looking games of the series, and your journey, which takes you to Kamurocho in Tokyo, Osaka and Onomichi, a small town near Hiroshima, is as close to visiting Japan as most of us can get these days.

The story gives Kiryu a fitting send-off, and as usual there are plenty of mini-games as fun side quests to while away the time with. For things to make sense, you do have to play the other Yakuza games first, but at least you can now do it knowing you’ll be able to see it all the way through.

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Steam

Mundaun

Mundaun

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Less of a horror game than a creepy mystery, Mundaun is a hand-drawn narrative adventure taking place in the Swiss Alps. On the hunt for clues about your grandfather’s death, you encounter many horrifying creatures.

Developer Hidden Fields crafts a masterful atmosphere and manages to deliver a game that while it might sound similar to survival horror like Amnesia, still manages to put its own spin on things. Mundaun has a strong artistic vision, occasional jank is easily explained with it being developer Hidden Fields’ first full-size effort.

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Steam
Epic Games Store

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