Just over 11 years ago, Infinity Ward revolutionised online multiplayer gaming with the release of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. This past week, Respawn Entertainment, featuring many of the core team responsible for 2007's game-changing title released its take on the battle royale shooter: Apex Legends. Set in the same world as Titanfall 2, it lacks the technological edge that Modern Warfare had in its day, but the quality of the action shines through in ways that its competitors struggle to match. Commonalities with Titanfall 2 extend beyond the setting - the highly modified Source engine used in Respawn's last title is rolled out once more for Apex Legends, with a number of tweaks - essentially, the inclusion of necessary modifications required in order to deliver a large, expansive map with extensive draw distances. The same visual feature set we saw in Titanfall 2 remains in place then, but Respawn is perhaps a little less extravagant in how it is deployed, presumably in the … [Read more...] about Apex Legends: the Titanfall 2 engine evolved?
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The best PC games With unparalleled accessibility and endless upgradability, it’s no wonder that millions of gamers around the world think PC is the best place to play. Because of the platform’s history, curating a list of every great PC game throughout the ages would be a tough task, so we’ve put together a list of modern titles that’re the best PC games to spend your time with right now. So, in alphabetical order, here’re 50 of the best PC games around. Cities Skylines – Honorable mentions: Prison Architect, Tropico 5 In an alternate universe where EA and Maxis didn’t drop the ball, this slot is occupied by the latest and greatest SimCity release. In fact, Cities: Skylines developer Colossal Order was miserably certain its project wouldn’t be greenlit thanks to SimCity’s announcement – but its subsequent pratfall only made Paradox more eager to bring PC gamers what they wanted most. The best way to describe Cities: … [Read more...] about The best PC games around – essential pick-ups from every genre
Subscribe to PCGamesN on YouTube What are the best shooting games on PC? From the classic physics chaos of Half-Life 2 to Overwatch’s incredible guns, these are the finest first-person shooters. For more than two decades, the best FPS games have been the driving force of the PC games industry. They’ve let us travel from the depths of Hell in Doom to the outer reaches of space in Titanfall 2. Others have taken us on a detour through the likes of Half-Life 2’s zombie-infested Ravenholm, while some have embraced futuristic cities. Shooty-bang-bang games are fun and all, but what other genres are out there? Check out our the all-time best PC games. Some of these shooters are old, others are new, all are great. Wolfenstein 2’s amazing campaign; Rainbow Six Siege and its tight tactical multiplayer; Overwatch and its vast array of amazing heroes. No matter what sort of virtual gunplay you’re after, the following FPS games will satisfy your itchy … [Read more...] about The best FPS games on PC
By Jamie Wallace Published 24/02/2018 A note from the editor: Jelly Deals is a deals site launched by our parent company, Gamer Network, with a mission to find the best bargains out there. Look out for the Jelly Deals roundup of reduced-price games and kit every Saturday on Eurogamer. Any week that gives me an excuse to talk about adventure games is a good one in my book, but this particular week has not only delivered that quite nicely, but given us a big stack of deals on top, just for kicks. We've got everything from Micro SD cards to HTV Vive to Barbie to go through today, so let's take a look. As usual, we've got deals that'll work in the UK, deals that'll work in the US and some deals that will work in both the UK and US, as well as presumably many other places. UK & US Deals Humble's brand new, genre-spanning bundle is the Humble 'Classics Return' Bundle, which features a variety of fan favourites returning from the dead. These include Broken Sword, Tex Murphy, … [Read more...] about Jelly Deals roundup: Yakuza Kiwami, HTC Vive bundles, Tomb Raider Barbie and more
Like clockwork, we are back with another roundup of the very best gaming deals that have made themselves known throughout the course of the week. As usual, we’ve got deals that’ll work in the UK, deals that’ll work in the US and some deals that will work in both the UK and US, as well as presumably many other places. Let’s get started. UK & US Deals Humble’s brand new, genre-spanning bundle is the Humble ‘Classics Return’ Bundle, which features a variety of fan favourites returning from the dead. These include Broken Sword, Tex Murphy, Wasteland 2 and more. Here’s what the whole bundle looks like: Pay what you want: Broken Sword 5: The Serpent’s Curse Shadowrun Returns Tesla Effect: A Tex Murphy Adventure Pay more than the average: Shadowrun Hong Kong Wasteland 2: Director’s Cut Age of Wonders 3 Xenonauts Pay $15 (around £11) or more Torment: Tides of Numenera Dreamfall Chapters: The Final Cut Edition … [Read more...] about This week’s best gaming deals: Surface Pro discounts, Yakuza Kiwami, Titanfall 2, and more