The Best PC Games Right Now

The best games of 2020 so far

Six games have joined the exclusive 90%-and-up PC Gamer review score club so far this year. Here they are, the best of the best in 2020:






1.Crusader Kings 3 (94%)
“Crusader Kings 3 is incredible,” said Fraser in his review of the new medieval grand strategy game and family drama generator. “I can’t imagine being done with it.”


What is it? A grand strategy RPG driven by messy nobles and constant drama.
Expect to pay £42/$50
Developer Paradox Development Studio
Publisher Paradox Interactive
Reviewed on GTX 1080Ti, Intel i7-8086K, 16GB RAM
Multiplayer Yes
Out September 1
Link Official site 





2.Factorio (91%)
The factory-building game is finally out of Early Access, and it’s brilliant. A “stupendously intricate mechanical cake,” as we put it in our review.



What is it? Complex and absorbing factory management game.
Expect to pay $30/£21
Developer Wube Software
Publisher Wube Software
Reviewed on Nvidia GeForce 2080 Super, AMD Ryzen 5 3600, 32 GB Ram
Multiplayer? Competitive and cooperative modes.
Link Official site




3.Half-Life: Alyx (92%)
It isn’t Half-Life 3, and it’s VR only, but it’s one of the best VR games you can buy, so if you’ve got a headset it’s a must have.



What is it? Valve’s return to Half-Life, only in VR.
Expect to pay: $60/£46.49 (Free for Index owners)
Developer: Valve
Publisher: Valve
Reviewed on: i7-9700K @3.60GHz, 16 GB, Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 8GB, HTC Vive Pro/Valve Index
Multiplayer? No
LinkOfficial Site





4.Doom Eternal (94%)
High-tempo demon slaying that’ll make you sweat. It might take an hour or so to click, but when it does it’s better than the 2016 reboot.



What is it? A shooter obsessed with speed and stress
Reviewed on RTX 2080, i9-9900K, 16 GB RAM
Price $60 / £50
Release date March 20, 2020
Publisher Bethesda Softworks
Developer id Software
Multiplayer Demons vs slayer Battlemode
Link: Official site





5.Valorant (90%)
It can’t be called original—it’s Counter-Strike, but different—but Riot’s free-to-play shooter is still the year’s best new competitive game.



What is it? A Counter-Strike-style FPS from the League of Legends studio
Reviewed on: RTX 2060, Ryzen 5 2600 3.4Ghz, 16 GB RAM
Price: Free-to-play
Release date: Out now
Publisher: Riot Games
Developer: Riot Games
Multiplayer: 5v5 round-based competitive
Link: Official site








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