If you’re keen to get into PC gaming, then Steam is the best place for you to hunt for new games. That’s because there are more than 23,000 available through the platform – and counting. 

The great thing about Steam is that you can buy a game, download it and then install it as many times as you like. Steam also rolls out automatic updates too, so there’s no need to worry about manually re-downloading anything or checking to see if there’s some new update you’ve missed out on.

Like most gaming, movie and TV catalogues nowadays, the only problem is there’s too much choice. Sure that’s not a bad problem to have, but it does mean that you can get lost in Steam’s giant labyrinth of games, become tempted by its frequent sales and end up with a stack of titles you’ve never booted-up.

But don’t worry, we’re here with a solution. Below we’ve listed some of the best Steam games, including recent releases and golden oldies. We update this list regularly, so be sure to come back soon for more suggestions. 

Fortnite

Do we really need to write up a Fortnite explainer? Well, for those who have been hiding under a rock over the past year or so, Fortnite is best described as an apocalyptic survival game. But rather than gory deaths, it’s all bright colours, cool add-ons and fancy weapons – although there is violence, it’s far more than that. 

The game has exploded recently partly due to its highly-addictive nature, you’ve essentially got to survive and kill everyone else on an island over the course of 20 minutes, and the fact it’s got some big celeb fans, including Drake and the England Football Team. 

What Remains of Edith Finch

This indie smash arrived in 2017, but as it recently won a ‘best game’ BAFTA award, it’s time to give it another plug. What Remains of Edith Finch is a narrative-led adventure in which you walk, first-person style, around as Edith Finch, exploring the house in which you grew up.

You look over the preserved relics of dead family members and are sucked into vignettes that tell the stories of how various Finches died. This sounds grim, we get it. However, its charming style and magical realism tilt make What Remains of Edith Finch involving and touching rather than depressing. 

It plays out a little like an interactive movie. You can’t fail as such, aside from getting lost, and the entire experience lasts 2-3 hours rather than 20. 

Don’t buy this if you’re going to feel short-changed by its length, but if you’ve played and enjoyed Firewatch, Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture or Gone Home, you’ll love What Remains of Edith Finch.

Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdon

The first Ni No Kuni game was a collaboration with Japanese animation masters Studio Ghibli. Ni No Kuni II is not, but retains the same charming art style. 

It also changes the fighting mechanics. Instead of training up avatars to fight for you, Ni No Kuni II has a fun real-time battle system. You command three fighters with fast, slow and magic attacks, and the ability to dodge. There’s a more action-packed feel this time. 

It’s not all about action, though. While Ni No Kuni II is an action-adventure RPG, you also build up a kingdom, which plays a role in earning bonuses for your characters. This part is surprisingly moreish.

The story is more conventional than that of the first game, which might be down to Studio Ghibli’s limited involvement. However, there’s plenty of fantasy fuel and it’s more involving than your average game.  



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