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Robot games: 11 of the best mech games on PC
Robot games: 11 of the best mech games on PC
What are the best robot games on PC? Strapping into an overpowered robot filled to the brim with rockets and lasers is a power fantasy as old as anime itself.
The best Diablo 3 season 23 builds
The best Diablo 3 season 23 builds
Want to know what the best builds are for each class in Diablo 3 season 23? With the new companions update, a lot has changed when it comes to speccing your followers with decent skills, but it’s important not to forget about your own character’s build. Each one of the playable characters in Diablo 3 has tons of ways that you can mix up their skills, passives, and equipment to turn them into a damage dealing machine.
Halo Infinite release date – latest on the new Halo PC game
Halo Infinite release date – latest on the new Halo PC game
When is the Halo Infinite release date? Looking for more details on the upcoming, next-gen Halo game? We were recently shown Halo Infinite campaign gameplay at the Xbox 2020 Showcase, so we've got plenty to dissect. Microsoft certainly got fans of 343 Industries' space game in an excitable tizzy by officially unveiling a new Halo PC game in 2018.
Diablo 2: Resurrected technical alpha lets players try single-player this weekend
Diablo 2: Resurrected technical alpha lets players try single-player this weekend
Blizzard will hold a technical alpha test for Diablo 2: Resurrected's single-player on PC this weekend, starting at 3pm UK time this Friday, 9th April.
Diablo 2: Resurrected Tech Alpha Announced For This Weekend
Diablo 2: Resurrected Tech Alpha Announced For This Weekend
The post Diablo 2: Resurrected Tech Alpha Announced For This Weekend appeared first on Fextralife. The tech alpha for Diablo 2 Resurrected will start April 9th, previewing the single-player content for the upcoming remaster. The post Diablo 2: Resurrected Tech Alpha Announced For This Weekend appeared first on Fextralife.
BioWare offers detailed breakdown of Mass Effect Legendary Edition's extensive changes
BioWare offers detailed breakdown of Mass Effect Legendary Edition's extensive changes
Mass Effect Legendary Edition is almost upon us, and in the run-up to its launch on 14th May, BioWare has detailed its multitude of tweaks and enhancements in an thorough new blog post. The Legendary Edition, if you're unfamiliar, bundles all three games and single-player DLC from the original Mass Effect trilogy and gives the whole thing a modern-day sheen, with support for 4K and HDR, and 60 FPS on PC and consoles from PS4 Pro/Xbox One Series X onwards. Most of the Legendary Edition's top-level improvements - which include extensive work on the original Mass Effect, ranging from dramatically improved environments to overhauled Mako driving - have been detailed previously, but a new post on the BioWare website breaks these down still further, giving fans a comprehensive list of everything due on launch day. Read more
Diablo 2 Resurrected: First Alpha Test Will Take Place This Weekend
Diablo 2 Resurrected: First Alpha Test Will Take Place This Weekend
Diablo 2 Resurrected's first Alpha Test on PC will be hosted this weekend, focusing solely on single-player content.
The best platform games on PC
The best platform games on PC
Looking for a list of the best platform games on PC? Back in the ‘90s and early ‘00s, there were countless platformers for console gamers, while the PC had a reputation as a sort of wasteland for this one particular genre.
Nvidia users can pause Outriders, because online-only single-player is dumb
Nvidia users can pause Outriders, because online-only single-player is dumb
You don't need me to remind you that online-only single-player is dumb and such restrictions are completely arbitrary, but Outriders has gone and provided an incredible reminder of just that thing.
The Binding of Isaac: Repentance draws over 60,000 concurrent players on Steam
The Binding of Isaac: Repentance draws over 60,000 concurrent players on Steam
The last DLC pack for The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth released this week, and fans have flocked to try it. Over 60,000 concurrent players have been recorded, coming close to the indie game's years old record. Courtesy of SteamDB, at the time of writing, 60,780 players have been playing the horror game at once, just 10,000 short of the all-time record of 70,232, set back in 2015.
Yoshi's Not Alone – Avoid Taxes When Turnip Boy Commits Tax Evasion Comes To Switch
Yoshi's Not Alone – Avoid Taxes When Turnip Boy Commits Tax Evasion Comes To Switch
"A thrilling, single-player adventure". Update: Turnip Boy Commits Tax Evasion has now received a release date for Nintendo Switch.
Morrowind Rebirth turns 10 with massive update
Morrowind Rebirth turns 10 with massive update
Morrowind Rebirth, a gigantic overhaul of the classic RPG game, is getting an update to celebrate 10 years of development.
Paradox fans are desperate for the new grand strategy game to be Victoria 3
Paradox fans are desperate for the new grand strategy game to be Victoria 3
As you may remember, during Paradox Interactive’s recent Paradox Insider event, the company announced that a brand new grand strategy game was going to be announced during the annual PDXCon event in May.
RTS game Shadow Tactics is getting a standalone expansion – Aiko’s Choice
RTS game Shadow Tactics is getting a standalone expansion – Aiko’s Choice
Shadow Tactics, Mimimi Games' 2016 stealth-focussed strategy hit, is among the best RTS games on PC by our reckoning, and it's getting even more content later this year.
The best online board games to play with friends
The best online board games to play with friends
Looking for some online board games to try out with friends? The biggest advantage board games have over their video brethren is that you can reach across the table to give your friends a slap when they inevitably betray you.
Diablo 3 gets its big follower revamp when Season 23 kicks off next week
Diablo 3 gets its big follower revamp when Season 23 kicks off next week
We won't be getting our hands on Diablo 4 or Diablo 2: Resurrected anytime soon, but there's still plenty of dungeon dwelling and looting to do elsewhere.
Payday 3 launches in 2023, with 18 months of post-launch support planned
Payday 3 launches in 2023, with 18 months of post-launch support planned
We've been reporting on the ongoing development of Payday 3 since it was first announced back in 2017, but developer Starbreeze has had no shortage of issues in the meantime.
PlayStation buys Evo, but they’re still playing Tekken on PC
PlayStation buys Evo, but they’re still playing Tekken on PC
As Microsoft goes around acquiring some of the biggest game studios in the world, it seems Sony is out to acquire… major esports events? Today, PlayStation and a new esports venture called RTS have jointly acquired the Evolution Championship Series - perhaps better known as Evo, the biggest tournament for fighting games out there. Evo Online will take place this year over two stretches, August 6 to August 8, and August 13 to August 15.
Your War Against Hell Ends Now in Doom Eternal: The Ancient Gods – Part Two
Your War Against Hell Ends Now in Doom Eternal: The Ancient Gods – Part Two
The Doom Slayer’s war against evil reaches its zenith in The Ancient Gods – Part Two, the second single-player expansion launching today for Doom Eternal on Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One.
The new Half-Life: Blue Shift mod for Black Mesa now has a playable intro
The new Half-Life: Blue Shift mod for Black Mesa now has a playable intro
We were excited last month to see that a new group of modders is taking up the project of recreating Half-Life: Blue Shift in the lovingly modernised Black Mesa, and now the introduction is available to play.
Fortnite's Zero Crisis Finale single-player mission drops a dizzying amount of story
Fortnite's Zero Crisis Finale single-player mission drops a dizzying amount of story
Fortnite has begun its new season with a one-off single-player sequence, Zero Crisis Finale.
Diablo 3 season 23 – everything we know
Diablo 3 season 23 – everything we know
Want to know everything that’s coming in Diablo 3 season 23? Even though there is a new game in the series coming within the next year or so, Diablo 3 is still seeing significant support with seasonal updates to keep the game feeling fresh. If you’ve not jumped into Diablo 3 for quite some time, then you might be wondering what exactly seasons are for the longstanding RPG game..
Forza Horizon 4 is a double Steam top seller
Forza Horizon 4 is a double Steam top seller
Looks like plenty of Steam users were waiting for Forza Horizon 4 to arrive on the platform.
In single-player, Disintegration feels like the real Halo 2 to me
In single-player, Disintegration feels like the real Halo 2 to me
I have a theory, sweetly unburdened by any kind of evidence, that argues that developers sometimes try to recreate the power and pleasures of using actual game-creation tools for their players, but without the attendant need to understand maths or architecture or much in the way of technology.
Diablo 2 fan remake’s second season is live, adding a new dungeon, and changing PvP
Diablo 2 fan remake’s second season is live, adding a new dungeon, and changing PvP
A second season of content has launched for Project Diablo 2, a fanmade remake of the classic RPG game.
Next week’s free game from Epic is about being a space suit
Next week’s free game from Epic is about being a space suit
Games often have you pick up a suit of armour early on, but in next week's free PC game from the Epic Games Store, you are the suit.
Fortnite's Next Season Begins With A Single-Player Narrative Mission
Fortnite's Next Season Begins With A Single-Player Narrative Mission
"Our most ambitious story cinematic yet". Fortnite's latest season is coming to a close, but Chapter 2: Season 6 is ready to start on March 16th.
Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 5 will wrap up with the single-player solo story, Zero Crisis Finale
Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 5 will wrap up with the single-player solo story, Zero Crisis Finale
All good things must eventually come to an end, as the saying goes.
Viking RTS game Ancestors Legacy now has a free multiplayer edition
Viking RTS game Ancestors Legacy now has a free multiplayer edition
Our team of highly trained game scientists here at PCGamesN has taken notice of some recent trends: first, people seem to like RTS games again; and second, people really seem to be into Viking games all of a sudden.
Fortnite Is Getting Its First Single-Player Story Event
Fortnite Is Getting Its First Single-Player Story Event
Fortnite's next season kicks off with its first single-player event.
Fortnite's next season begins with the battle royale's first single-player narrative sequence
Fortnite's next season begins with the battle royale's first single-player narrative sequence
Fortnite will kick off its new season with Zero Crisis Finale, a first-of-its-kind solo experience for the game's battle royale mode.
Industrial strategy games still aren’t dealing with climate change
Industrial strategy games still aren’t dealing with climate change
In Stanisław Lem's classic sci-fi short story collection, The Cyberiad, there is a section called The Seven Sallies of Trurl and Klapaucius, two hyper advanced robots who are so advanced they can conjure anything from technology.
You can import Diablo 2 save files into Diablo 2: Resurrected
You can import Diablo 2 save files into Diablo 2: Resurrected
You can import Diablo 2 save files into Diablo 2: Resurrected on PC, Blizzard has confirmed. Speaking to IGN, Diablo 2: Resurrected producer Matthew Cederquist said: "Yes! Keep your old save files. "Back when we were working on [the remaster], we wondered if the old save files would work, so we kind of shoved it in, and it worked! So yes, your local single-player save files will carry over. Read more
Switch FPS Counter Recon: The First Mission Sure Does A Poor Impression Of Call Of Duty
Switch FPS Counter Recon: The First Mission Sure Does A Poor Impression Of Call Of Duty
Complete with zombie mode! Activision's Call of Duty is one of the world's biggest video game franchises, which makes its continued absence on Switch (the world's best-selling games console at the time of writing) all the more puzzling. Still, at least we have Counter Recon: The First Mission to fall back on, eh? Developed by TROOOZE, this single-player (yes, you read that correctly) FPS is all about blowing up terrorists with a wide range of guns, and even has its own zombie mode.
Diablo 2: Resurrected Will Have Two Alphas - One Single Player, One Multiplayer
Diablo 2: Resurrected Will Have Two Alphas - One Single Player, One Multiplayer
Ahead of its release later this year, Diablo 2: Resurrected will have two alphas - one single player test and one multiplayer stress test.
BattleTech mechs: tips for constructing the best build
BattleTech mechs: tips for constructing the best build
If you’ve spent any significant time with Harebrained Schemes' BattleTech  you’ve undoubtedly had a sense that just as much of the game takes place in the MechLab as on the field.
Diablo 2: Resurrected gets a single-player alpha first, then a multiplayer stress test
Diablo 2: Resurrected gets a single-player alpha first, then a multiplayer stress test
You can sign up for the Diablo 2: Resurrected alpha right now, but Blizzard hasn't provided a whole lot of detail on what to expect from this early look at the game.
Doom Eternal has made over $450 million in revenue
Doom Eternal has made over $450 million in revenue
Last year's Doom Eternal made quite a bit of money for a single-player FPS game.
Popular Total War: Rome 2 mod Divide et Impera gets major update
Popular Total War: Rome 2 mod Divide et Impera gets major update
Out of all the historical Total War games, Rome II still commands a solid core of loyal fans even though the ancients-era strategy game has been around for nearly eight years now.
Slocap wants Sifu to focus on the single-player experience
Slocap wants Sifu to focus on the single-player experience
The recent PlayStation State of Play had plenty of surprises for PC gamers as well.
Pokémon games for PC: here are our favourite alternatives
Pokémon games for PC: here are our favourite alternatives
Can you play the classic Pokémon games on PC? Err, probably, but we wouldn’t know anything about illegal activities like that.
Final Fantasy 7: Ever Crisis Announced for 2022 [Update]
Final Fantasy 7: Ever Crisis Announced for 2022 [Update]
It's a "chapter-structured" single player game which covers the entire timeline of the series.
Subnautica: Below Zero release date set for May
Subnautica: Below Zero release date set for May
Subnautica's expansion-turned-sequel entered Early Access over two years ago, and we're finally closing in on the proper Subnautica: Below Zero release date.
Dragon Age 4 kills multiplayer, goes full single-player, according to report
Dragon Age 4 kills multiplayer, goes full single-player, according to report
Dragon Age 4 was at one point "Anthem with dragons," according to a new report, but the combination of Anthem's failure and the success of Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order as a single-player game has convinced EA to just let BioWare make single-player RPG games again.
After Anthem's Failure, Dragon Age 4 Will Reportedly Be Single-Player Only
After Anthem's Failure, Dragon Age 4 Will Reportedly Be Single-Player Only
We praise dancing in the Chantry y’all! According to a report from Bloomberg, EA is allowing BioWare to ditch “all multiplayer components” originally planned for the latest game in the Dragon Age series. Read more...
Final Fantasy 7: The First Soldier and Ever Crisis Announced for Mobile
Final Fantasy 7: The First Soldier and Ever Crisis Announced for Mobile
Square Enix has announced Final Fantasy VII: The First Soldier, a battle royale game set in Midgar before the events of Final Fantasy 7, and Final Fantasy VII: Ever Crisis, a "chapter-structured single player game covering the whole of the FFVII timeline - including the events of the original game and the FFVII compilation titles."
Report says next Dragon Age will now be single-player only due to Anthem's fortunes, reversing EA's original plans
Report says next Dragon Age will now be single-player only due to Anthem's fortunes, reversing EA's original plans
Developer BioWare's highly anticipated new Dragon Age game is reportedly now a strictly single-player experience, with EA having pivoted its demands for a live-service-style game following the success of Star Wars: The Fallen Order and the failure of Anthem. As reported by Bloomberg's Jason Schreier, sources familiar with the matter say the next Dragon Age title was previously being designed with a heavy multiplayer component. The project reportedly first entered development in 2015, but Bloomberg says that original vision was rebooted by EA and the BioWare in 2017, in a grasp for long-term monetisation.
Dragon Age 4 Will Reportedly Be a Single-Player RPG With No Multiplayer
Dragon Age 4 Will Reportedly Be a Single-Player RPG With No Multiplayer
BioWare has reportedly been given permission to make Dragon Age 4 a single-player RPG without multiplayer or live service elements
Star Wars Republic Commando coming to Nintendo Switch and PS4 in April as a single-player only game
Star Wars Republic Commando coming to Nintendo Switch and PS4 in April as a single-player only game
Much-loved tactical shooter Star Wars Republic Commando is coming to Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 on 6th April 2021, developer Aspyr has announced.
The best Viking games on PC
The best Viking games on PC
What are the best Viking games on PC? The Vikings weren’t the most diplomatic group of settlers in history.
Fan remake Project Diablo 2 gets a second season of content next month
Fan remake Project Diablo 2 gets a second season of content next month
Last week we found out that Blizzard is officially remastering Diablo 2 and that it's coming out this year.
NASA used the Surviving Mars soundtrack for the Perseverance landing stream
NASA used the Surviving Mars soundtrack for the Perseverance landing stream
The world watched in eager anticipation February 18 as the Perseverance rover made its descent to the surface of Mars after a nearly seven month voyage through space.
Next week’s free game from Epic is about sailing the seas in a hollow Earth
Next week’s free game from Epic is about sailing the seas in a hollow Earth
Another week means another batch of free PC games from the Epic Games Store, and another hint at what's to come next week.
A new Half-Life: Blue Shift mod is in the works for Black Mesa
A new Half-Life: Blue Shift mod is in the works for Black Mesa
Gearbox Software is most commonly associated with the Borderlands series nowadays, but decades ago it was also responsible for developing Half-Life: Blue Shift.
Dark Souls 2 is much better than you remember
Dark Souls 2 is much better than you remember
Look, Elden Ring is potentially still years away, which means Souls fans on PC could be in the middle of a very long wait for more brutally difficult FromSoftware goodness.
GTA Online publisher praises single-player as 50% of players solo Cayo Perico
GTA Online publisher praises single-player as 50% of players solo Cayo Perico
GTA Online is wildly popular, but for some players that old single-player itch is getting tougher to ignore every day.
Summer Game Fest 2021 will be “condensed” to “less than one month”
Summer Game Fest 2021 will be “condensed” to “less than one month”
Friends, I gotta tell you - I was not prepared for today, February 8, to be the day we all start talking about E3-style game events for 2021.
Forza Horizon 4 is coming to Steam
Forza Horizon 4 is coming to Steam
When it comes to experiencing the unbridled thrill of the truly open road, Forza Horizon 4 is king.
The best BattleTech mods
The best BattleTech mods
So, you want some BattleTech mods? Even if official development has now finished, it will always remain one of our favourite turn-based strategy games.
Retro games: the best on PC
Retro games: the best on PC
What are the best retro games on PC? The gaming industry has come a long way over the past decade, but sometimes it’s soothing to go back to the basics.
Shadow of Mordor’s nemesis system now successfully patented by WB Games
Shadow of Mordor’s nemesis system now successfully patented by WB Games
After several failed attempts. WB Games has managed to successfully patent its nemesis system from Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor and Middle-earth: Shadow of War.
Here are your Humble Choice games for February 2021
Here are your Humble Choice games for February 2021
It's February. Romance is in the air, which means it's the perfect time for the latest Humble Choice bundle to offer up a selection of games about surviving the trenches of anime warfare, confronting Lovecraftian horror, and trying not to die while lost in the Alaskan wilderness.
How To Play A Single-Player Game With Two People
How To Play A Single-Player Game With Two People
A co-op game doesn’t necessarily have to be a multiplayer game.
Epic gives away a surprise triple-A free game – next week’s title revealed, too
Epic gives away a surprise triple-A free game – next week’s title revealed, too
By the time you can claim the latest free PC games from the Epic Games Store, the surprise is already gone, since those freebies are typically revealed a week in advance.
BioWare forced to leave out Mass Effect 1 DLC from Legendary Edition because of corrupted data
BioWare forced to leave out Mass Effect 1 DLC from Legendary Edition because of corrupted data
Mass Effect Legendary Edition looks to be a lavish package that lovingly restores much of the spirit and content of BioWare's beloved trilogy - except for one single-player DLC that's missing. Pinnacle Station, an add-on that brought a small hub and combat simulator to Mass Effect 1, isn't included. If you're familiar with the saga of this DLC's inclusion in other versions of the game you may know what's coming - but, if not, BioWare has now confirmed why. Read more
Here’s what’s coming to Xbox Game Pass PC in the next two weeks
Here’s what’s coming to Xbox Game Pass PC in the next two weeks
Xbox Game Pass is one of the better ways to play games, even if you don't own a console - the subscription service is also available for PC, where it offers a growing library of games you can play right on your PC.
Subnautica devs want to make a full sequel – and they’ll “rethink” multiplayer
Subnautica devs want to make a full sequel – and they’ll “rethink” multiplayer
Subnautica: Below Zero started life as a DLC expansion, and while it's blossomed into a standalone project, it's not quite a full sequel.
Elon Musk is trying to make psychic gamer monkeys
Elon Musk is trying to make psychic gamer monkeys
Elon Musk, the entrepreneur, engineer, and internet punching bag too rich to care that he's an internet punching bag, is trying to make psychic gamer monkeys.
Battleborn's remaining players wave goodbye amid shutdown
Battleborn's remaining players wave goodbye amid shutdown
Gearbox's ill-fated team-based hero shooter Battleborn went dark yesterday, 31st January 2021 - leading its last remaining players to issue a tearful farewell. With its servers deactivated, Battleborn is now no longer playable in any form - even single-player.
Dark Souls modder recreates classic Halo maps to improve multiplayer
Dark Souls modder recreates classic Halo maps to improve multiplayer
The original Dark Souls game has just got a complete overhaul to its multiplayer thanks to one industrious modder.
All of the Halo Infinite sandbox team’s “launch content is in-game and being played daily”
All of the Halo Infinite sandbox team’s “launch content is in-game and being played daily”
While we don't know the exact Halo Infinite release date just yet, we are getting a better idea of where the upcoming PC game's at in its journey towards launch.