E3 2014: Impressive PC Games of E3

GameSpot editors sound off on a few standout PC games of E3 2014. Don't let the console heavy show fool you, there are still plenty of new PC games on display.

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Freedomination
Freedomination

Hehe. Second and third game pretty much got described as "Meh... free to play i guess", Not sure that should put them on a "most impressive" list. Some of the others look interesting though, happy to see Petroglyph still exists

porcupine-fur
porcupine-fur

Am I the only one that didn't like hotline miami? Those graphics are so straining for me.

RezaYahyaMajid
RezaYahyaMajid

I think companys should look after the PC games littel more

FireDozer
FireDozer

NO good games for PC this E3 years...where is Sunset Overdrive, everythink is so shity, I need some new Hack and slash games!!!! GIVE ME HACK AND SLASH!!!!!! I dont need RPG, FPS, Strategy, Sims :((( Give us Bayonetta!!!!

cireking213
cireking213

Not impressed, other than Elite Dangerous. And where is Star Citizen? Did they skip E3? The Sims is focusing on players with under-performing PCs and laptops, so they have compromised on how advanced the series can be, so I am not impressed there either.

billzihang
billzihang

I actually didn't even know H1Z1 was coming to PC; I thought it was a Ps4 only game.

billzihang
billzihang

I love consolite mentality: PC exclusives objectively SUCK because I don't like them.

Joe51187
Joe51187

haha, Danny is the best. This video seemed a little too serious until his description about battle mage.

ihsiep
ihsiep

The Sims 4 is impressive? LOL

cratecruncher
cratecruncher

Lichdom Battlemage is a title I hadn't heard of.  I like playing a mage but most games just give you the same common spells when you level up.  This game appears to give you a blank slate to craft your own.  While there may be some balance challenges I like the concept of being a different spellcaster with every build. It's early access on Steam so I added it to my wishlist to keep an eye on their progress.

CaptainBerserk
CaptainBerserk

So...that is what you call impressive?? lol good to know ;)

ringringabel
ringringabel

may try to upgrade to play evolve and the mage game, will stick to ps4 for multi-plats though...god i hate nvidia optimus...

GrayFlare
GrayFlare

saving this for the record: "Big orgy of people with massive mage hardons." XD

lostn
lostn

What's the game in the thumbnail? The blonde girl with the bloodied face.

JRHT
JRHT

Is it just me, or is Shaun McInnis (@smcinnis) a worthy challenger to Seb Ford's (@readysebbygo) title of "Best Hair amongst Gamespot Staff?"

bearfan15
bearfan15

What about star citizen. I don't know if it was at e3 but I think its one of the best upcoming pc games.

Kryptonbornson
Kryptonbornson

I kind of liked this video (for some of these games), mainly because it reminds me of how PC gaming used to be in regards to consoles, higher resolution, but since most PCs back then and even now, weren't capable of pushing polygons at all (most do it slowly now, but millions have good gpus, even integrated) so the games looked great, but they were just a different kind of game in a different mode than consoles. Microsoft better than anyone should know that controllers (their own) and integrated Intel and AMD gpus are good enough to push real gaming for the "mainstream" going forward, but like has happened with assumed hardware in phone and tablet games. PC games don't have to be this minimal anymore.

TheExxorcist
TheExxorcist

Anything above 60fps is BS. And not locial... Even when my PC can do more, I prefer locking at 60fps... gives it more of a cinema felling at 30 and 60...

But hey, that's just me...

SoreBastard
SoreBastard

Why the fuck does everyone think sniper elite is a good game? It's a one trick pony where you play through linear levels and get to witness the same xray sniper executions. Over, and over, and OVER AGAIN! Fuck! And people complain about cod...

lorider25
lorider25

#MultiplayerMasterRace signing in

tim1935
tim1935

Really only Elite looks interesting here for me.  F2P (or actually P2W) on PC, please no.  Let's hope the Indie scene keeps on delivering.

Alexrmf
Alexrmf

I wouldn't play any of these games to be honest... waste of time watching the clip

mxgod
mxgod

I thought the title was "Impressive PC Games" This display is pitiful and really does not show off the capacity of what PC games can and should be like.

venoexnihilo
venoexnihilo

I'll be watching Grey Goo. We need more strategy games on the market.

Poodger
Poodger

Evolve is BASICALLY a PC game that console peasants get to enjoy too.

Dannystaples14
Dannystaples14

@porcupine-fur I didn't but it was for different reasons, I didn't like the repetition of it all. Every level starts with you picking up the phone you then go to some building and slaughter hundreds of men, go to some shop to pick up some cash or whatever only to go back to your apartment and pick the phone up again. 

That is the exact reason why most Indie games don't appeal to me, you just feel like you are repeating yourself over and over for the entire game.

kalipekona
kalipekona

@FireDozer


Uh, you just have a different taste in games. Sunset Overdrive doesn't look that great to me and hack n slash games have to be very good for me to enjoy them. 


Lots of great games coming to the PC. 

Dannystaples14
Dannystaples14

@billzihang I think all exclusives objectively suck because they cut gamers off from decent titles because they don't want to waste money on hardware they don't need.

GarGx1
GarGx1

@billzihang  It's not because they don't like them, it's because they can't play PC games and so claim not to like anything that PC has to offer.

Damazig
Damazig

@CaptainBerserk Considering a huge part of the games that were announced as the BIG TITLES during the consoles show off, will run much better on PC anyway, and that many of these PC exclusives are actually game genres that can't be played or don't work on consoles at all, and PC has and runs all the genres in gaming appart from ridiculous stuff like kinect games, I'd say PC is doing great ;)

liquidbutter
liquidbutter

@JRHT @smcinnis @readysebbygo Shaun's hair is way better than Seb's. However Maxwell has great hair too and he's known for always having a hairbrush with him everywhere he goes.

X-RS
X-RS

@bearfan15 

Agreed, I havent played many space sims but its nice to see some rejuvination of the genre.

GarGx1
GarGx1

@TheExxorcist  There's nothing new about high frames rate. I used to play Return to Castle Wolfenstein at 120 fps on my old CRT monitor. I used to get headaches with anything refreshing at less than 70Hz.


30 frames a second is eye wateringly bad for gaming, especially in multiplayer where a low frame rate reduces reaction time. The only reason anyone gets away with it today is because LED/Plasma TV's refresh in a different way to CRT. 60 is acceptable but more is better by far, there's a reason that vsync can cause screen tearing.


Don't make excuses for bad hardware and programming.

jer_1
jer_1

@tim1935 Elite F2P? It's not f2p if you didn't know. Right now it's the spectral opposite ($150 for beta) then i think it drops to $35 at release.

jer_1
jer_1

@mxgod Elite worked for me, very impressed with that one. 

porcupine-fur
porcupine-fur

@Dannystaples14 I agree, they fell short on innovation, well most of them in any case. But it seems people actually liked this game because of the gameplay that is simple yet full of gore and violence.

CaptainBerserk
CaptainBerserk

@Damazig Yeah but, that's not the point, i'm still utterly uninpressed with this games considering the potential of PCs.

TheExxorcist
TheExxorcist

If you get headaches at anything less than 70hz. .. you need to go to the doctor... what happens when you watch a Bluray in 24fps. .. ??? Should I call med-evac...?

That's the lamest excuse I've ever heard.. it's not bad coding or hardware... 60fps Is perfectly fine

GarGx1
GarGx1

@Selindrile @Poodger I'd rather have a steak pie than a mixed meat pie anyway. Steak pie takes a bit longer to prepare and cook

GarGx1
GarGx1

No need for me to say more @imperious_stout pretty much said everything there was to add

imperious_stout
imperious_stout

@TheExxorcist He said he used to get headaches with anything less than 70hz on a CRT. If you haven't used a CRT as your PC monitor then you probably don't know about the extreme flicker at refresh rates like 60 or 70hz. They gave me a headache back in the day too. It didn't even matter what fps the content itself was running at, if the display wasn't above 85hz it was painful on the eyes after a while. Today though, people with 120-144hz LCDs and hardware to run fast paced FPS games at those speeds would tell you 60fps is not perfectly fine. It does make a difference, but a one that most non-competitive fps gamers don't really care about. It makes a difference even in Windows with the way the UI and cursor responds and is drawn. It's very surprising when you first jump to 120hz from 60. It's just as noticeable as 60 is to 30.

bearfan15
bearfan15

@Starkiller2201 @Selindrile @Poodger  You need to push the key board away, walk outside and meet some people. If you go around calling anyone who doesn't have a pc a peasant than you really don't have a life.

hammerfall22
hammerfall22

@imperious_stout I never saw a game running at 120hz. To play lastest games on 60 fps its too expensive for me. I can`t imagine buy anything to run at 120hz. :(