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Slimebeast said:

If you're asking for exclusives there aren't many lol

This is, actually, not true, particularly if you like genres that aren't aplenty on consoles. A good few exclusive horror titles, for example. 

As for big AAA modern exclusives, Star Citizen (which will certainly push some hardware). Outside of exclusives, The Witcher III, The Dark Souls games, and Overwatch are good places to start.

Btw Soleron, congrats on your new PC. I just bought a few new parts to set-up next week (part of two-part project between now and Feb). I don't expect anything to push that stuff, not even BF1. :P



                                                                                                                                            

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Give a try:
* Ashes of Singularity.
* Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak.
* Homeworld: Remastered.
* Grim Dawn.
* Eve: Valkyrie.
* Master of Orion

And if you wish to throw your life away...
* Sins of a Solar Empire.
* The Settlers series.
* Cities: Skylines.
* Anno series.
* Planetary Annihilation.
* Heroes of the Storm.
* StarCraft 2.
* Pillars of Eternity.
* Total War series.
* Elite: Dangerous.
* Stronghold: Crusader 2.
* Age of Wonders series.
* Heroes of Might and magic series.
* Arma series.
* Dota 2.
* League of Legends.
* Team Fortress.


Some to keep an eye on:
* Rising Storm 2: Vietnam.
https://rs2vietnam.com/

* Scorn
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hBlBtP3-x_w

* Civilization VI

* Tyranny
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k5s4Usksb9o

* Endless Space 2
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_yW2NkxQ2w

* Divinity: Original Sin II
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yG6YOUXyx3Q

* Lawbreakers
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5w3006HyyN4

And I shall also mention:
* Dreadnaught.
* The Mandate.
* Fortnite.
* Unreal Tournament.
* Warhammer 40k
* Tyranny

If you wish/don't mind going retro... These are some of my favorites:

* Sacrifice.
* Battlezone 2.
* Evolva
* Giants: Citizen Kabuto
* Black and White
* Dungeon Keeper
* Alpha Centauri
* Age of Empires 1+2.


Ignore those who say the PC does not get exclusives, they clearly haven't even bothered to try and look at any of the games on offer, thus their "opinion" is actually incorrect and should be discarded.



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Elite: Dangerous has been the only game I've really been playing for the last year and half.
When I want something different, I fire up Star Wars Battlefront or Project Cars. These 3 games look absolutely stunning.



CGI-Quality said:
Slimebeast said:

If you're asking for exclusives there aren't many lol

This is, actually, not true, particularly if you like genres that aren't aplenty on consoles. A good few exclusive horror titles, for example. 

As for big AAA modern exclusives, Star Citizen (which will certainly push some hardware). Outside of exclusives, The Witcher III, The Dark Souls games, and Overwatch are good places to start.

Btw Soleron, congrats on your new PC. I just bought a few new parts to set-up next week (part of two-part project between now and Feb). I don't expect anything to push that stuff, not even BF1. :P

But I said "Not games that push the hardware (apart from the Total War series, but which I don't like)"

I hesitate to describe the PC horror games as AAA games that push hardware. And Star Citizen isn't finished or officially released yet.

If you only talk about "good games" then there are of course plenty of good exclusives on PC, hundreds.

But PC parts did you buy the other day?

Yeah, a single GTX 1080 can run BF1 in 45fps in 4K, so two Titans...



Soleron said:
pokoko said:
How open are you to modding?

I used to be kind of an anti-First Person elitist but then I tried Fallout 3 and discovered that many FPS-RPGs can be played at a slower, more tactical pace with stealth and sniper builds. Even series like Borderlands allow you to play mostly as you like.

I'd recommend playing Dishonored in preparation for Dishonored 2.

Modding is OK but I'd want a reasonable standard of quality. 40 mods conflicting with each other and a jank UI with 200 toolbars is not my thing.

Dishonored is a stealth game, right?

It's not a shiny new title, but Skyrim is an excellent game to revisit on PC thanks to modding.  You can make it look really nice through graphical overhauls (ENBs, the myriad of excellent HD texture packs, the Imaginator, Climates of Tamriel, Skyrim Flora Overhaul).  And on top of that there are excellent mods that add weapons (Jaysus Swords, Unique Uniques), quests (from small ones to add-on sized ones like Falskaar), overhaul the UI (SkyUI), patches to improve game stability, armor mods galore if you just want to look badass, gameplay enhancements, the list goes on and on.  And the big one: Enderal: Shards of Order, an exceptional Total Conversion.

For graphical juggernauts, Witcher 3, Shogun 2: Total War, and Attilla Total War are good ones.  

Oh and if you are a big Lord of the Rings fan, Third Age Total War (ideally with the Massive Overhaul Submod) is a *must play* mod.  Seriously, it's worth buying Medieval 2 Total War on its own (and M2TW is the best Total War game imho, with the Kingdoms expansions being great in and of themselves) and provides what I think is one of the best Lord of the Rings games there is.  Yeah the game is showing its age but it is still a great game to play.



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There's a nice Rockstar sale on Steam at the moment. GTAV would be an awesome way of enjoying your new kit.

Other than that, if you want the full PC experience. Civilization 6 just came out I think. (I'm still on 5 but love it). Theres also some decent Sim games about again with Cities Skylines and it's Expansions basically being the first decent Sim City in 3D.



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If you missed it before (it sold terribly, so probably so lol), 'The Crew' is free right now through the end of the month. I actually like it, it runs awesome on PC (be sure to set for 60fps). It's an open world racer.



An easy place to start is any game with a strong mod scene, Skyrim for example has mods that change up the game experience so much it's like a different game, mod management is also easy for it.

Shooters on PC are easy to get into due to the control set up, even though you have zero experience start by playing the Half-life games (the entire Valve collection is quite cheap right now with a current deal going on as well with 19 games in it), Steam is going to be one of your favourite platforms for PC games. If you're on Steam or register for it PM me your username I'll send you an add on Steam.



Soleron said:

I've bought a new PC to actually be able to play modern PC games (specifically Yooka Laylee and Talos Principle). 

I would like to buy a game that can use the full spec (GTX1060, 1080p).

Are there any recommendations for AAA releases that push graphics and are well made games? I know absolutely nothing about AAA PC releases. I have no preconcieved ideas about which series to play or not play.

I have mostly played Nintendo games up to now. I have zero experience of shooters or shooter controls. I am innately bad at fast-paced games. I like games with strategic depth, but not high mechanical intensity. I'm willing to try a shooter if there's a steady learning curve. 

Install Dolphin and reply all your GC/Wii games in perfect HD looking better then ever! you can thank me later .

But as to your question The Witcher 3, GTA5, Fallout 4, Ark checking the steam store and reviews is also a good idea .



Chazore said:
okr said:
Anno 2070 (building sim)
Anno 2205 (building sim)
Cities: Skylines (city-building sim)
Dreamfall Chapters (interactive story)
Civilization V (and VI in October) (TBS => and the best franchise ever created for PC)
Endless Space (TBS)
Endless Legend (TBS)
Age of Wonders III (TBS)
Total War: Attila (TBS)
Total War: Rome II (TBS)
Total War: Warhammer (TBS)
XCOM: Enemy Unknown (TBS)
Singularity (RTS)
Grey Goo (RTS)
Homeworld Remastered Collection (RTS)

BTW: If you played mostly Nintendo games up to now, you can try out plenty of old and new multiplats on PC.

Some mutliplat recommendations:
ABZU (it's gorgeous but short, wait for a pricecut)
The Vanishing of Ethan Carter Redux
Life Is Strange (interactive story, game is complete, 5 episodes, episode 1 is free)

Man, seeing this list just reminds me how big TBS has come in a way over the past 5 years. RTS has been on the decline compared to TBS. Wish it would come back in a big way like TBS has.

Whats TBS?. Tactic Battle Sim?, Total Battle Sim?. I always thought of the total war games fitting into the 4x genre? (Not really played them even with me owning a bunch of them).