If you are finally ready to make the leap into the wonderful world of PC gaming but needed a little extra convincing, it is worth taking a look at some of the very best titles on offer.
Thankfully, PC gaming is perhaps more accessible than ever, thanks to the introduction of incredibly powerful and cheap gaming laptops, making it an enticing choice for anyone who felt like they were missing out on a diverse realm of spellbinding videogames.
In order to get the most out of your new system or help you decide on which model to buy in the first place, here are some games worth checking out.
The Total War Series
Whether you are a history buff who wants to reenact Hannibal’s greatest victories, or the fantasy world of Warhammer has your interest thoroughly piqued, the Total War series is a strategist’s best friend.
The PC exclusive RTS is full of possibility, combining turn-based geopolitical intrigue with real-time battles on a scale and tactical depth that is rarely found anywhere else in gaming.
Moreover, the many mods for the various titles throughout the series can open up your experience even further, allowing you to incorporate elements from some of fantasy writing’s best entries, such as Game of Thrones and Lord of the Rings.
Fallout: New Vegas
It still holds up today, and if you never got a chance to play it the first time around, it should be worth noting that Fallout: New Vegas is truly an ARPG for the ages.
A post-apocalyptic wasteland like no other, New Vegas gives the player the freedom to carve their own path through the desolate Mojave, overflowing with weird and wonderful characters, creatures, side-missions, and more bottle caps than you can shake a Gauss Rifle at.
With the help of mods, you can update the graphics, gameplay mechanics and items, thus bringing it kicking and screaming into the modern-day, all while holding on to Bethesda’s unique charm and fantastic storytelling ability.
Path of Exile
If you enjoy losing yourself in the meta game of a near-limitlessly diverse MMO title, Path of Exile from Grinding Gear Games might be perfect for you.
The rogue-like item generation and exceptionally complex skill tree makes character building a highly rewarding experience. With one of the best endgames of any MMO out there, the somewhat Lovecraftian inspired aesthetic and fast-paced gameplay will likely keep you occupied for countless hours.
Sid Meir’s Civilization Series
A game that can allow you to re-write history as some of your favorite world leaders, civilization is a wonderful game for casual and hardcore gamers alike.
The turn-based strategy game can put you in some truly heart-pounding situations as your faction races to discover new technology, develop its culture and achieve a variety of victory conditions over your rivals. Depending on whether you go the science, cultural, domination, religion or score victory route, the game can be a vastly different experience every time you play it.
Hopefully, some of these titles will keep you going for now, or at the very least, open up exciting possibilities for your new hobby as a PC gamer.