On this list you’ll find the best PC games we’re playing right now—recent singleplayer hits, thriving esports, and a few modern classics that would improve any library. We’ll continue to update this list as new games release, removing older favorites and replacing them with our latest obsessions. Rather than an ever-expanding list that reaches deep into the past, we’re shooting for a practical answer to the question: ‘What new PC game should I get?’
If you’re looking for a more comprehensive list which includes our favorite games from the past few decades, check out our yearly Top 100 list or our list of the most important PC games. For an up-to-date look at the year’s upcoming games, we’ve assembled the new games of 2019. For budget options, check out the best free games on Steam and best free browser games.
Need a new system to play these games on? Here’s our advice on what kind of gaming PC you should get, or take a look at our best graphics cards roundup to upgrade your GPU.
What to play right now
- Telling Lies
- Remnant: From the Ashes
- Dicey Dungeons
- Amid Evil
- Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
- Anno 1800
- Baba is You
- Slay the Spire
- Apex Legends
- Teamfight Tactics
- The Division 2
- Rainbow Six Siege
Auto Chess-style games are the latest craze, with both Valve and Riot quickly releasing their own versions: Dota Underlords on Valve’s end, and Teamfight Tactics in the League of Legends launcher. They’re both interesting, as is the original Auto Chess mod (a standalone version of which is on the way). Here’s a comparison of all three.
Looking for something a bit slower? Observation is a sci-fi thriller from the creators of Stories Untold, in which you play as a space station’s AI, and we quite like it. And Telling Lies, which just released, does a great job of expanding on the format of Her Story.
Remnant: From the Ashes has been a surprise: a co-op shooter with some rough edges here and there that, with the right friends, can be a blast. There’s a gun that shoots bees, if that helps convince you.
Amid Evil also scored high marks recently. If the idea of using planets as grenades and pinning demons to walls with spikes appeals to you, check it out.
More of our favorite recent (and ongoing) games can be found in the list above. Below, we dive a little deeper into the PC Gamer staff’s current favorites