Looking for a great new game? Here’s what we’re playing in 2019.
On this list, you’ll find the best PC games we’re playing right now—recent singleplayer hits, thriving esports, and a few modern classics that would improve any game library. We’ll continue to update this list as new games release, removing older favorites and replacing them with our latest obsessions. Rather than an ever-expanding list that reaches deep into the past, we’re shooting for a practical answer to the question: ‘What new PC game should I get?’
If you’re looking for a more comprehensive list which includes our favorite games from the past few decades, check out our yearly Top 100 list or our list of the most important PC games. For an up-to-date look at the year’s upcoming games, we’ve assembled the new games of 2019. For budget options, check out the best free games on Steam and best free browser games.
Need a new system to play these games on? Here’s our advice on what kind of gaming PC you should get, or take a look at our best graphics cards roundup to upgrade your GPU.
What to play right now
- Apex Legends
- Teamfight Tactics
- Dota Underlords
- Amid Evil
- Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
- Anno 1800
- Baba is You
- Heaven’s Vault
- Slay the Spire
- Yakuza Kiwami 2
- The Division 2
- Rainbow Six Siege
Auto Chess-style games are the latest craze, with both Valve and Riot quickly releasing their own versions: Dota Underlords on Valve’s end, and Teamfight Tactics in the League of Legends launcher. They’re both interesting, as is the original Auto Chess mod (a standalone version of which is on the way). Here’s a comparison of all three.
We’re still loving Mordhau‘s hard-to-master medieval combat. Meanwhile, Apex Legends remains the best new battle royale game, an all-around improvement on what’s come before, and it’s now entering its second season.
Looking for something a bit slower? Observation is a sci-fi thriller from the creators of Stories Untold, in which you play as a space station’s AI.
We’re also still playing Sekiro. It’s a slight departure from the Souls games but still feels like a FromSoftware game: challenging and mysterious and strange in its own ways. Check out Tom’s Sekiro review for more on why we love it.
Amid Evil also scored high marks recently. If the idea of using planets as grenades and pinning demons to walls with spikes appeals to you, check it out.
More of our favorite recent (and ongoing) games can be found in the list above. Below, we dive a little deeper into the PC Gamer staff’s current favorites.