We all know PC gaming can be expensive. Building from scratch, upgrading, and even maintaining can cost quite a bit, especially if you're a power user like myself. However I believe that not only is PC gaming worth it because of the massive library of games and no compromises needed to be made on graphics and performance, but that PC gaming eventually pays for itself through F2P games, cheaper games, and straight up free games.
What is Renegade X? It's Command and Conquer Renegade's multiplayer rebuilt in a modern version of the Unreal Engine. Renegade's multiplayer was the highlight of the 2002 game, but between technical issues and overshadowing by other FPSs, the game never reached mega success. Depsite that, the multiplayer became a cult classic that deserved a re-release.
What sets this game apart from the rest is the primary game mode called Command and Conquer. Two unique teams battle to destroy the enemies base through a variety of methods. Players need to manage their own resources by protecting their harvester while trying to deny the enemy their resources by destroying the enemy harvester. Buildings in the base are all connected to each other with each giving a bonus to the faction. Buildings can be destroyed in a number of ways like planting C4 on a central terminal, bombarding it from the outside, or hitting it with a superweapon.
Check out the trailer!
Here's some gameplay and an explanation of the featured game mode.
Here's some screenshots.
As you can tell the graphics easily rival $60 shooters despite this being totally free.
Games like Renegade X are reasons for owning a PC and is proof that the initial cost of a PC is well worth it if you enjoy games.