PC gaming has shifted a lot in the last few years as technology has advanced, especially when talking about graphics cards and gaming monitors. Game developers have also leaned into what is possible to create some of the best games we have seen in a long time. In no particular order, here are some of the best computer video games you should play right now.
Microsoft Flight Simulator
Microsoft Flight Simulator was one of the most challenging games to run when it was re-released in 2020. Things have eased off a bit now as the game has received more updates. We can confidently say that this is the closest we have ever come to having the whole world mapped in a virtual space within the game.
The same updates that have made this game much easier to run have also added additional content that has taken this game even further.
Microsoft Flight Simulator caters to whichever kind of gamer you are, whether you are looking to fly long flights around the world, participate in landing challenges or go virtual sightseeing around the world.
To run the game, you need a computer gaming setup that includes a computer able to handle the game’s graphics and gameplay, as well as a joystick to make the flying experience more immersive.
If you have been around gaming circles in the last little while, you will likely have heard of the high praise this game is receiving. Genshin Impact is a story-based game with more than 48 characters, which gives you massive areas to explore and different activities and events. These include side quests, side stories and character events.
Genshin Impact also has an online component that includes work activities to engage in with your friends, boss fights, weapon optimisations, levelling up the characters and much more.
The game also provides players with rewards that help them get better characters and weapons. This system is not too intrusive, and it does not require you to pay to keep levelling up, although this is something you can do.
Elden Ring was released to a lot of fanfare, with numerous players streaming its gameplay in the first few months. Although much of this hype has died down, Elden Ring still stands out as one of the best open-world games in its genre.
It has an enormous map for players to explore, with rewards, boss fights, and memorable experiences waiting for players wherever they go on the map.
One thing holding the game back is its optimisation; the game can struggle on some systems. However, that does not stop it from being one of the best games of 2022.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
Although it is an older game (it was released in 2015), The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has held up very well due to its sophisticated open world which includes monsters players can slay, treasures they can uncover and mysteries they can solve.
If you haven’t played any of the games on this list, you are in for a treat. Each of them offers something different and is intriguing in its own way. All of them will play on computers with adequate performance so you could start playing right away.