Looking for awesome new game? Here’s what we’re up to in 2020.
On this list you’ll find the best PC games we’re playing right now — recent singleplayer successes, booming esports, and some modern classics that will make any collection even better.
We’ll continue to update this list as new games release, removing older favorites and replacing them with our latest obsessions. Rather than an ever-expanding list that reaches deep into the past, we’re shooting for a practical answer to the question: ‘What new PC game should I get?’
New games we recommend
1. DOOM ETERNAL REVIEW
I have just completed the Eternal Doom and feel depressed and drained. So many times I learned the underside of my desk to count from tensing. My hands are soft from sweating and when I try to make a fist my knuckles break. Doom Forever is a celebration of excess. Excess in sin, in crime, size, distance, amount. I’ve never played the fast and challenging shooter before.
2. HALF-LIFE: ALYX REVIEW
I played Half-Life in the final three hours: Alyx in one session. Before Alyx, I never used VR at any one time for more than 30 minutes. I don’t get sick of movement, but I generally get tired of VR. Tired of having a hundred of plastic fastened around my forehead, of having to stand and stoop and reach around awkwardly, of being unable to check my phone or have a sip of coffee.
3. CALL OF DUTY: NIRAJ REVIEW
My first Warzone victory was full of highs and lows I didn’t experience in other royal fight games, where losing can experience like reaching an invisible wall in a complete sprint.
We all died in an enemy ambush after winning a few early fights at the TV Station, and were sent to the Gulag. Amazingly, we all won our 1-on-1 fights and got back into practice right away.
4. ORI AND THE WILL OF THE WISPS REVIEW
As charming and fun as it often was, there was something off about my entire 15-hour playthrough of Ori and the Will of the Wisps. I wasn’t sure what it was at first, but it was this: I had to walk directly over health and energy orbs to pick them up. Orbs land in all kinds of inconvenient places, scattering into traps and pits and beneath bulbous spider boss asses, and so it felt unnaturally restrictive. What kind of 2D metroidvania character can’t vacuum up orbs from a distance?
5. HALO: COMBAT EVOLVED ANNIVERSARY REVIEW
Halo: Combat Evolved is back. 16 years after Microsoft brought the Xbox flagship to desktop, Bungie’s big green army man returns in the latest release to Halo: The Master Chief Collection. The old soldier’s coming on a bit—missing features taken for granted in the last 20 years of FPS design, with a 2011 paint job that’s looking rough.