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Decent games for the new year

Discussion in 'PC Games' started by TechMinerUK, 7 Jan 2018.

  1. TechMinerUK

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 29 Dec 2014

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    Location: The "North"

    Hi everyone,

    It's that time again where I've pretty much exhausted my current favorite games (Titanfall 2/Civ 5 (I have Civ 6 but it's not spectacular). Because of this I'm looking for some new titles to add to the library to keep me occupied over the winter months.

    I was wondering what everyone is playing and if anyone would be willing to recommend some titles to me. Currently I've considered Dirt 4, Cities: Skylines, PUBG and Overwatch but I'm not sure if any of these games are good or/and if they are worth the cost (I've been burned a few times in the past).

    Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated as always :)
     
  2. Ninco!

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 8 Jul 2014

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    Location: Surrey

    As a casual player, Overwatch takes time to learn. Depends whether you want to put in the time to learn the game and get comfortable.

    Unfortunately, I am still a newbie and join random matches. I am on level 8 and being put into games with players of 28+ experience so I tend to play as tail end charlie! I need to replay the tutorial a few times. There are so many character classes I have yet to experience and properly learn their traits. I usually throw in the towel and revert back to TF2. Depends, if you have the time or a quick learner, Overwatch is good fun.
     
  3. Westie

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    Location: Torquay - Devon

    i have over 1k hours in overwatch and only play competitive mode and hit grand master.. its a good game but can be frustrating at times but what MP game isnt nowadays?
     
  4. LewisRaz

    Mobster

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    Location: North Essex

    Cities Skylines is excellent.
    Also consider They are Billions
     
  5. TheSwede

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    If you liked the Gothic games from Piranha Bytes, then ELEX might be something for you ??
     
  6. Ocean Breeze

    Hitman

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    I have played or still play these games regularly. They are all good and they are fun.

    PUBG
    Rocket League
    Rainbow Six Siege
    Project Cars 2
    Cities Skylines
    Dirt Rally (Don’t get Dirt 4)
    American Truck Simulator
    Spintires Mudrunner
    Redout
    Grand Theft Auto V
    Doom
     
  7. Fishbait

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 12 May 2012

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    If you liked city building, check out Banished.
    It's a tiny 122mb program, but has some great stuff to it.
    Also heavily modable. Check out Colonial Charter on youtube after having watched some basic game play to see the difference.
     
  8. TechMinerUK

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    Thats the thing, ideally I don't want to have to spend ages getting into a new game. Ideally I try to avoid games where it is "overly" competitive where I end up being slaughtered until 10+ matches
    One of my big issues with BF1 and Dota 2 is that I just cant seem to get a decent round in due to being obliterated by better players (To be fair I dont play games as much as I used to)

    I'll have a look at these as I love city building games :)

    I never really tried them but I'll certainly have a look :)

    Good news is I have quite a few of those games but I quite like the look of Project Cars 2 and Cities Skylines :)

    I like the look of banished, almost like a Minecraft style city games with all the mods :)
     
  9. The-Fender

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    If you want fps multiplayer games then maybe try Killing Floor 2 and Rainbow Six siege if you haven't tryed already, Hard Reset for a good blade runner feeling fps single player game.
     
  10. TechMinerUK

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    Ooh, hard reset sounds pretty good. Also bugger as Cities skyline is no longer on sale :(
     
  11. eekfek

    Soldato

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    Divinity Original Sin 2 Trust me, this is worth every penny, tons of depth and will have you totally engrossed if you like your RPG's.
     
  12. Devrij

    Capodecina

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    Location: Bath

    Project cars 2 is a great driving sim.Great in VR too.

    Grim dawn is a fun dungeon crawler /diablo clone. I've stayed up far too late playing it many a time.
     
  13. FlyingScotsman

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    Dirt Rally and PCars 1&2, all cracking driving games and work really well on VR as well.
    BF1 if you have not tried it,
     
  14. Glacius

    Hitman

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    Another vote for Killing Floor 2 :)
     
  15. Nate75

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  16. Fishbait

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  17. Glanza

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    Assasins Creed Origin, didn't think it would hold my attention as much as it has so far, over 30 hours and I'm not even half way through the story / maps yet. Plays more like TW3 than previous games.
     
  18. skylineboy

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    Agreed, it’s my pickup and play of choice at the moment. I’ve put about 15 hours in so far. Highly enjoyable.