The way we game is changing all of the time. Thanks to the seemingly endless technological advancements we are exposed to, we’re able to experience new types of games, play them on different gaming devices and, with the rise of gaming on the internet, explore the vast array of online creations.
We’ve simply never seen anything like it before, the rise of gaming on the internet.
The gaming world isn’t all rosy, though. There has been an abundance of terrible games over the years, and we’ve had a few lackluster consoles. But - with the emergence of online gaming - the community has seen an influx of cyber-criminals and an overall rise in the number of people having their personal information stolen.
There are various tools that online gamers need to have but using a VPN is a key one in terms of combating cyber-criminals. VPNs essentially alleviate any concerns you may have around sharing your financial and personal information online. It’s certainly no coincidence that we’ve seen a rise in VPN usage in recent times. The way we play games is changing.
With 2020 past the half-way point, and PC games still very much a hot topic of debate, we thought we’d go through some of the best games released so far. Here’s hoping our recommendations can go some way towards helping you complete your game wish list for the year ahead. It does depend on what you like, though, of course.
A genuinely iconic game normally associated with the Xbox 360, Halo: Reach has been beautifully remastered for PC. Developed by Bungie just before they parted ways with Microsoft, the creation has everything you’d expect from a Halo game. The animations are spectacular, the graphics are grittier than ever before, and the overall gameplay is superb. The storyline is compelling too, and the enemies are niftier than previously also. Overall, this is some last hurrah from Bungie.
Dark Souls 3
Dark Souls 3 is taking the community by storm and is widely regarded as one of the best games around at the moment; we can promise you that. A harder game than others in the series, Dark Souls 3 has a complex combat system. If you like more of a challenge, then this one could be for you. The game is also much more optimized for PC compared to previous games in the series, which is a huge bonus. Dive in and enjoy what is a dark, fantastical world.
A massive hit since its release, Control is a cinematic masterpiece with delicious visuals and epic action-adventure scenes from the offset. Remedy Entertainment has nailed this one, especially when it comes to the intricate details, with various environmental designs looking brilliant. In terms of overall combat experience, Control is pretty damn hard to beat right now. The main character, Jesse Faden, is intriguing, to say the least, and exploring New York City as you advance throughout the game to fun too. A perfect game.
Alien: Isolation is set 15 years after the first Alien film from 1979, and boy does it deliver just like the movie did! A truly suspense-filled game, Alien: Isolation involves you playing as Amanda Ripley, daughter of Ellen Ripley, as you aim to find the flight recorder of the Nostromo spacecraft which has been traced aboard the Sevastopol space station. The graphics are excellent; the AI is superb and really adds to the overall tense feel of the game. Alien: Isolation is well worth playing if you haven’t already.
Special mentions to Monster Hunter World, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Sid Meier's Civilization VI, and Overwatch.