List of top-rated 20 outstanding PC games that you should play right now. If you're looking for a more comprehensive list that includes our favorite games from the past few decades, then you have come to the right place.
Every year, the Go Search Directory team gets together to decide the top 20 PC games. The process is simple: we take last year's list, propose a bunch of additions, tweaks, and removals, and then hold a series of hours-long discussions going step-by-step through every suggestion.
Here's the result: a list of what we think are the best PC games you can play today. That caveat—play today—is important. These aren't necessarily the most important or most influential games
As always, we prefer to celebrate the breadth and variety on the platform, so we've limited ourselves to one entry per game series. We've also included a selection of personal picks—games that didn't make the list, but that individual members of the team still love. Enjoy!
Top 20 Best PC Games
List of top 10 PC games with Initial release date, Developer name, Engine, Publishers, playable platforms and storyline, and more.
20. Metro Exodus
- Initial Release Date:- 15 February 2019
- Developer:- 4A Games
- Series:- Metro
- Engine:- 4A Engine
- Publishers:- Deep Silver, Koch Media
- Platforms:- PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One,
Metro Exodus is an epic, story-driven first-person shooter from 4A Games that blends deadly combat and stealth with exploration and survival horror in one of the most immersive game worlds ever created.
Metro Redux is the ultimate double game collection, including the definitive versions of both Metro 2033 and Metro: Last Light, each rebuilt in the latest and greatest iteration of the 4A Engine for next-gen consoles and PC.
For the first time, console owners can expect smooth 60FPS gameplay and state-of-the-art visuals that were once only available on high-end PC hardware.
Newcomers to the series will get the chance to experience two of the finest story-driven shooters of all time in one vast package; an epic adventure combining gripping survival horror, exploration, and tactical combat and stealth.
Fans of the original games will find the unique world of Metro transformed with incredible new lighting, physics, and dynamic weather effects, as well as a host of gameplay improvements and new features.
- Initial release date:- 2 June 2020
- Developer:- Riot Games
- Engine:- Unreal Engine 4
- Mode(s):- Multiplayer
- Publisher:- Riot Games
- Platform:- Microsoft Windows
Valorant is the latest game from League of Legends developer, Riot Games. The 5v5 tactical shooter has finished its closed beta and is now available to download. It's proven to be extremely popular with PC players and continues to receive regular updates that finely-tuned the competitive nature of the game, as well as adding new content.
More than guns and bullets, you’ll choose an Agent armed with adaptive, swift, and lethal abilities that create opportunities to let your gunplay shine. No two Agents play alike, just as no two highlight reels will look the same.
Each map is a playground to showcase your creative thinking. Purpose-built for team strategies, spectacular plays, and clutch moments. Make the play others will imitate for years to come.
3. Dishonored 2
- Initial release date: 11 November 2016
- Developer: Arkane Studios
- Writer(s): Sandra Duval; Terri Brosius; Austin Grossman
- Designer: Dinga Bakaba
- Awards: The Game Award for Best Action/Adventure
- Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows
Dishonored 2 - Set 15 years after the Lord Regent has been vanquished and the dreaded Rat Plague has passed into history. An otherworldly usurper has seized Empress Emily Kaldwin’s throne, leaving the fate of the Isles hanging in the balance. As Emily or Corvo, travel beyond the legendary streets of Dunwall to Karnaca, the once-dazzling coastal city that holds the keys to restoring Emily to power. Armed with the Mark of the Outsider and powerful new abilities, track down your enemies and take back what’s rightfully yours.
As fully voiced characters, Emily Kaldwin and Corvo Attano now bring their own perspectives and emotional responses to the world and story. Use each character’s set of powers, gadgets and uniquely-tuned weapons in creative ways as you explore the world – whether you fight your way through the city streets or sneak across the rooftops - and which enemies you decide to eliminate or spare.
Customize your gameplay options and difficulty settings for an even more tailored adventure. You can make the experience more challenging (or easier) by changing myriad parameters related to stealth, movement and combat.
4. The Witcher 3
- Initial release date:- 18 May 2015
- Composer:- Marcin Przybyłowicz
- Awards:- The Game Award for Game of the Year, MORE
- Developers:- CD Projekt, CD Projekt RED
- Platforms:- PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows
- Publishers:- CD Projekt, CD Projekt RED, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, the RPG epic with a mature, non-linear story that reacts to your decisions, a vast open-world with a living ecosystem, dynamic and tactical combat, and stunning visuals
The world of The Witcher beckons to be explored -- just pick a point on the horizon and venture off into the unknown. You’ll have your trusty horse to call on whenever you need. Load it with trophies taken from the massive beasts you hunt down or gallop into combat to crush those standing in your way. You’ll also go where no horse can follow, descending deep into sprawling caves, diving beneath the waves to gather sea herbs, and search forgotten shipwrecks for long-lost treasure. You’ll sail your boat through storms, navigate past hostile sea monsters, and along craggy, dangerous shores pounded by waves. This land is rich in mystery and adventure -- traverse it any way you like.
5. PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds(PUBG)
- Founder: Chang Byung-gyu
- Parent organizations: KRAFTON, Krafton Inc.
- Video games: PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, PUBG MOBILE, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds
- Subsidiary: PUBG MadGlory, LLC
Compete with 100 players on a remote island for a winner-takes-all showdown where strategic gameplay is as important as shooting skills.
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is an online multiplayer battle royale game developed and published by PUBG Corporation, a subsidiary of South Korean video game company Bluehole.