If you’re just now starting out on PC gaming and you’re looking for some games to start out, here’s a list of games I recommend for you in a variety of genres.
1. DOOM (2016)
DOOM (2016) is one of the best FPS games I’ve played and it’s so satisfying to play, especially on PC. Doom was born on PC and it maintains its fast-paced and smooth gameplay on the platform. DOOM on PC is truly the definitive way to play.
2. Divinity: Original Sin (Enhanced Edition)
Divinity: Original Sin is a proper RPG. Customizable characters. A lore-rich world with satisfying gameplay and engaging combat that will draw you into dumping hours into a fun game with a story with multiple angles to approach and play how you want to play with proper consequences. I haven’t got around to playing Original Sin 2 because I haven’t finished Original Sin 2 yet, but the first Original Sin game is a brilliant game in my opinion.
3. Mount & Blade: Warband
Mount & Blade: Warband is possibly one of my favorite games of all time, but for some reason I don’t put as much time into it as I should because it’s truly an amazing game. Fully customizable characters in a game that lets you tell the story of how you rise and build a formidable army during a war of multiple regions. The swordplay also feels so good and fun. I definitely recommend this game especially if you’re interested in picking up Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord.
4. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
Of course this game was going to be on my list. I don’t know how many hours I sunk into multiple playthroughs of this game. Everybody has heard praise of this game left and right in the media. In my opinion, it deserves it. The engaging story on its own is an experience almost like no other. Wonder characters. Beautiful graphics. The world. Geralt. Almost everything about this game is perfect.
5. Team Fortress 2
I had to put in at least one game that’s free. In case if you’re somehow too poor to afford any of the other games at the moment, Team Fortress 2 is arguably the best free video game you can purchase on Steam right now. The gunplay is satisfying and the game could literally run on a potato. It doesn’t require very beefy hardware to run. In case your potato can’t run games like The Witcher, TF2 is a great alternative.
Again, this is only a list of games I personally recommend if you haven’t looked into these games on PC.