Best PC games of the year- so far!

With all the craziness of the next generation-console transition, it's nice to have a PC. No worrying about about having to buy a PS4 of Xbox One to have graphic supremacy.... you have a PC!

Here's a comprehensive list of the very best PC games USgamer has reviewed over the last year or so - plus personal recommendations from the USG team.

Shovel Knight

Shovel Knight is a loving homage to an era we left behind long ago. The graphics, gameplay, and soundtrack are all pitch-perfect for an NES game... all you're missing is the original cartridge. Yacht Club Games has crafted an amazing experience from beginning to end.

Need for Speed

Rivals: Need for Speed: Rivals takes some of the best features from prior franchise entries and combines them with a seamless single-multiplayer mode to create an absolutely terrific, utterly bonkers race-and-chase game that looks and sounds as good as it drives. (PS4 review: PC version is the same)

Watch Dogs

Watch Dogs combines an astonishingly detailed world, a gripping storyline, creative game mechanics, a myriad of missions and activities, and improvisational tactical sandbox gameplay to create a truly next-generation open world game. Phenomenal. No other word for it. (PS4 review: PC version is identical (or slightly better if you have a good system)

South Park: Stick of Truth

South Park: Stick of Truth: Without a doubt the finest TV-to-video game adaptation for a very long time. South Park is a great RPG, a faithful adaptation of its source material -- and a game that knows when to stop before its shtick becomes tiresome.


Hearthstone is easy to play, yet it delivers an astonishing breadth and depth of strategy. If you're looking for a fascinating, involving and highly addictive cerebral gaming experience, there are few finer than this. (iOS review: Hearthstone is the same on every system)

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