Home / PC

PC

Indies In Development: This week’s most promising picks from #ScreenshotSaturday

Subscribe to PCGamesN on YouTube This is a golden age of videogames. More than ever before, people from all backgrounds are making games using freely accessible tools that industry pioneers of the ’80s and ’90s could only dream of. The only problem now is information overload; with more games than anyone could ever process, what are you to do? It’s that time of the week again, and PCGamesN returns to help you cut through the …

Read More »

Competitive horror game Hide and Shriek is free this Halloween

Horror games often feel like one-on-one experiences, whether you’re hiding from a specific Baker in Resident Evil 7 or the titular serpent in Alien: Isolation. Multiplayer horror game Hide and Shriek takes this idea a little more literally: it’s PvP horror where your goal is to out-scare your opponent in a 10-minute match. Oh, and find them, because you’re both invisible. It’s like somebody played Screencheat and thought, “you know, this could just more jump …

Read More »

Tell us about your fondest memory of playing PC games with your family

My dad has never been much of a gamer. Like any father, he was usually concerned that I was spending too much time playing (especially during those 12-hour World of Warcraft binges when it first came out), but overall he was pretty neutral on the whole thing. One of my fondest memories together is the day we took a trip to the mall and he decided, on a whim, to spring for a HOTAS joystick …

Read More »

Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization slashes onto Steam next week

You wait four years for a Sword Art Online game on PC and then two come along at once. Fresh off the news that Bandai Namco is bringing the next game based on the Japanese light novel series to PC, the publisher has announced that the formerly PlayStation exclusive Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization is slashing onto Steam as early as next week. A deluxe edition of the action-heavy RPG featuring all the DLC (including …

Read More »

Immerse yourself in The Evil Within 2’s nightmare with this hidden first-person mode

Subscribe to PCGamesN on YouTube By most accounts (including that of PCGamesN’s own Kirk McKeand), The Evil Within 2 is one of the best survival horror games in recent years. A mix of Silent Hill-esque psycho-horror and semi-open exploration and Resident Evil 4 style combat and resource management. One thing nobody was talking about until today is the first-person mode, sneakily hidden away in the PC version. While not an official playmode, I can’t help …

Read More »

The Sword Art Online deluge on PC continues with Hollow Realization’s release next week

Subscribe to PCGamesN on YouTube Less than a month ago, we reported that Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet was coming to PC in February next year. Bandai-Namco are clearly trying to get PC gamers on board with the anime/light novel franchise, as yet another (single-player) Sword Art Online game is headed our way, due in less than a week. Think you’d rather play an MMO than a meta-narrative story about them? You’re spoilt for choice. …

Read More »

Moody puzzle-platformer In The Shadows launches on Steam & GOG

Subscribe to PCGamesN on YouTube In amongst the glut of AAA releases this month, we’ve seen no shortage of indie gems quietly sidling onto Steam, GOG and other platforms. The latest to make a quiet, dignified entrance is In The Shadows, a stylish looking 2D puzzle-platformer about manipulating light and shadow. The indie boom shows no sign of slowing. Here’s some of the best it’s brought us in recent years. Humble and quiet seem to …

Read More »

NeoGAF goes down after sexual harassment allegations prompt admin/moderator exodus

|Posted 1 hour ago Prolific and popular gaming forum NeoGAF (formerly the Gaming Age Forums, founded in 2006) is currently offline at the time of writing, and it might not be coming back this time. In the wake of some very serious allegations of sexual harassment (captured here on Imgur, with names removed) levelled at site-owner Tyler ‘Evilore’ Malka, at least 11 site administration and moderation staff have stepped up and walked out in a …

Read More »

Card game Duelyst adding new Generals and 100+ other cards

Duelyst is a damned good card game. In fact, there’s an argument for it being better than Hearthstone, the behemoth that helped inspire it. Since its release last year developer Counterplay Games has dealt regular expansions to players, and next month’s one is a biggie. It’s adding 100+ cards, but perhaps more importantly there’s a new crop of Generals, cards that are at the core of every deck. The six Generals will be the first …

Read More »

Classic ’90s space strategy games Star Control 1 & 2 land on Steam

The wait for Star Control: Origins, the revival of the 25-year old space strategy series, is a good chance to go back and play through the originals. Star Control 1 & 2 have been on GOG for a while and this week they also landed on Steam, bundled as Star Control: The Ur-Quan Masters. The second in particular is considered a classic with fantastic writing, plenty of role-playing and real-time space combat. However, you’d be …

Read More »

Which old PC game do you revisit regularly?

Every week, we ask our panel of PC Gamer writers a question about PC gaming. This week: which old PC game do you revisit regularly? We also welcome your answers in the comments.  James Davenport: Portal/Portal 2 I can’t count the times I’ve played through Portal and Portal 2. With over 100 hours clocked in each, I’m an amateur speedrunner at this point. I treat every puzzle like a choreographed dance, a nearly unconscious performance …

Read More »

2009 sci-fi JRPG Star Ocean: The Last Hope finally hits PC next month, remastered in 4k

Subscribe to PCGamesN on YouTube The dark ages of PC gaming are over, it seems. The long era of platforms divided, of games locked forever to crumbling hardware seems to be fading into obscurity, with only a handful of exclusives left to any given system now. The latest game to make the leap to modern multi-platform status is Star Ocean: The Last Hope. Originally released in 2009, now re-releasing in remastered format next month, November …

Read More »

DOS classics Star Control 1 & 2 hit Steam, but you might want to try this HD fan-remaster

Subscribe to PCGamesN on YouTube It’s hard to believe that Star Control is regular gaming news again, but here we are. Not only is the series returning twice over with Stardock’s Star Control Origins providing a prequel, but original developers Toys For Bob have resurfaced to produce an as-yet-unnamed direct sequel to Star Control 2. We don’t talk about Star Control 3. In order to help people get up to speed, Stardock has re-released the …

Read More »

Ambitious Half-Life 2 mod Dark Interval rebuilds the classic from early concepts

Try as we might, it seems that we just can’t escape City 17. With Half-Life 3 seemingly trapped in perpetual limbo, fans have been desperate to get their HEV suit fix somewhere, even if it means creating their own game from scratch. While some have turned to making their own sequel based on a leaked story outline, others have looked back to the original. Dark Interval offers an exciting opportunity to revisit City 17 as …

Read More »

Consortium: The Tower’s new playable demo offers freedom befitting an immersive sim

Subscribe to PCGamesN on YouTube The original Consortium was a flawed gem. A Deus Ex-ish immersive sim with a Quantum Leap-meets-Star Trek setting. You were invited to inhabit the body of a Bishop – a power-armored man of action – and play out a tense siege scenario aboard a massive sci-fi aircraft time and time again, poking and prodding with dialogue choices and (entirely optional) violence to find your own personal solution. The successfully fig-funded …

Read More »