The countdown is over and we’ve solidified our list for the top 50 games of 2018, which covers the gamut of big-name blockbusters and small-team triumphs. But we know it’s a pretty long list, so here are the picks that can be played on Windows PC (and sometimes Linux and Mac, too). Out of our top 50 picks, 35 can be played on PC. That’s more any other platform. Of those, seven titles cannot be played on any console: Frostpunk, Wreckfest, World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth, The Red Strings Club, Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire, BattleTech, and our #2 game of the year, Return of the Obra Dinn. That’s more than any other platform represented on our list. As for the inclusion of games like Hollow Knight which technically first came out prior to 2018, well, what we said in the top 50 post holds true here as well: You may notice the inclusion of games that were either fully released or made available in Early Access prior to 2018. Because many games change from … [Read more...] about The best PC games of 2018
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Fortnite discussion usually revolves around the game’s Battle Royale mode, but the original, cooperative Save the World mode is still alive and kicking. Save the World will reportedly go free-to-play sometime this year, but for now you have to pay at least $39.99 to access it. At least you did until this morning. The mode is on sale for 50 percent off until July 30, which means you only have to pay $19.99 if you want to give it a shot. The question, if you’re not interested in a mode that’s more grind than adventure, is whether or not you should pick up the mode at its sale price just to farm V-Bucks. The answer is simple: Maybe. In this guide we’re going to take a look at what kind of V-Bucks you can expect to get from Save the World, and how hard you’ll have to work to get them. Why would you care about grinding V-Bucks in Save the World? Because the V-bucks you earn in either mode aren’t stuck there. “Any V-Bucks earned/bought in Save … [Read more...] about Should you buy Fortnite’s Save the World mode just to farm V-Bucks?
We saw well over 100 games throughout our time at E3 and whittling that down to just 8 was difficult. We had seven staff at the show and each of us chose one game and we collectively chose the final one, which so happens to be the last game on this list. Below you’ll find all 8 and why we gave them the award. A Plague Tale: Innocence By Alex Parker When I first sat down in the demo room, I was not sure what I was walking into. I took my seat and looked up to a menu screen full of rats, which is slightly off putting when you do not know which direction this is heading. The dev team began the game, and I was instantly sucked into the world of A Plague Tale: Innocence. The level design was detailed, intuitive, and not overtly complex. I also noticed how beautiful the color palate and lighting engine were in this world based on a grim storyline. The core function of the gameplay is based around puzzles and a more toned-down approach to combat. Protecting your loved ones and … [Read more...] about Here’s The 8 Best Games We Saw at E3 2018
Here are our picks for the absolute best PS4 games. From blockbusters to indies, action roller-coasters to contemplative explorations, these are the best games available right now for Sony’s PlayStation 4, as selected by the voracious gamers of VG247. We’ll be checking back in with new games on the regular, as old favourites are retired and new challengers rise above the pack to win a place in our hearts. It’s been a while since we last updated this list, and 2017 has long since drawn to a close. During last year we got some new info on games that might one day make this list, like Ghost of Tsushima, Death Stranding and The Last of Us: Part 2. But for now, the most recent additions to our list are the mainstream smash-hit sensation Fortnite: Battle Royale and Capcom’s action-RPG epic Monster Hunter World. At the end of last year, Middle Earth: Shadow of War arrived to succeed the venerable old Shadow of Mordor on our list – building on the rock-solid … [Read more...] about The best PS4 games in 2018: every must-play on Sony’s flagship console
This week, we’re running a big list of what we — and a group of trusted friends — recently voted as the 500 best video games of all time. For the backstory, criteria, explanation of why Breath of the Wild isn’t on the list, etc., head to the beginning here: The 500 best games of all time. For numbers 400-301, scroll down. 400. Mirror's Edge (2008, PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, others) Keep moving. That's the main objective of Mirror's Edge. Releasing alongside dozens of first-person shooters, Mirror's Edge stood for daring to be different. Putting an emphasis on using first-person parkour to outsmart enemies, rather than just shooting through them, Mirror's Edge was a flawed beauty stuck in the memory of those who just kept running through its clean, white city. 399. Braid (2008, PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, others) In many ways, the modern indie explosion started with Braid. Unlike anything people had seen at the time, Braid and its time-bending puzzles … [Read more...] about The 500 best games of all time: 400-301