10 of the best games from 2021 to check out on your new gaming PC – The Verge

10 of the best games from 2021 to check out on your new gaming PC – The Verge

Getting a new gaming PC is a bit like opening Pandora’s Box when it comes to deciding what to play. With frequent releases on Steam, a never-ending flow of free games on the Epic Games Store, a plethora of indie arthouse games on itch.io, and countless other launchers and storefronts to install and choose from, it can feel like the Netflix effect of paralysis by choice.

So if you got yourself a new PC for the holiday, or even earlier, this list of excellent games released this year is a primer on what to consider. Some may be no-brainers because they are the biggest releases of the last few months, but others should not be overlooked.

Many titles featured here can be downloaded and played via a PC Game Pass subscription, the PC version of Microsoft’s Xbox Game Pass, while subscribers to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate get access to games on both Xbox and PC platforms. Whether you prefer to buy each title individually or subscribe to gain access to many, here are our top games with which to initiate your new gaming PC.

Many game titles can be downloaded and played on a Windows PC via a PC Game Pass subscription, while subscribers to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate get access to games on both Xbox and PC platforms. 

Halo Infinite

Halo Infinite is the sixth installment in the mainline Master Chief saga.

Image: 343 Industries/Xbox Game Studios

This may be the most obvious first choice, as it’s arguably the biggest game release of the holidays, but Halo Infinite’s open world promises to be both a technological test of PC hardware and a compelling title for some throwback solo campaign fun. Combine that with free-to-play online multiplayer that launched early, and Halo is back, baby!

Now, there are some oversights and key features missing at launch, but there is still a lot to enjoy with Halo Infinite in its current form. It hopefully only gets better from here as they eventually expand it with campaign co-op and continue to grow the multiplayer.

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Forza Horizon 5

Forza Horizon 5 takes the open-world racer to the lush backdrop of Mexico.

Image: Playground Games/Xbox Game Studios

What happens when you mix together a ton of cars, Playground Games’ open-world arcade racing franchise, and the beautiful landscape of Mexico? You get the best racing game of 2021, complete with AI Drivatars based on your friends list to challenge you. Part of …….

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