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There is a lot of fun games you can play on PC, often for free.

Requirements to be on this list are
0. Its a game where you can just jump in and play.
1. It must be a native PC title (windows 7, windows 10 or linux) emulation shouldn't be required.
2. Support at least 120fps refresh rate (with good CPU).
3. The actual gameplay has to be solid, give people an actual challenge.
4. No predatory micro-transactions.
 

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Firewatch
This is a great but short single player game


Controls: 9 of 10
Gameplay: 9 of 10
Graphics/story/audio: 9 of 10
 

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Assaultcube
It's a rather simplistic multiplayer first person shooter game. It's really old so it's easy to max out the game (framerate, graphics resolution).

The game still hava a few active servers (typically around 3) but you cannot always get into a TOSOK match (my preferred format).


It's one of the better 3d free open source software games.

Controls: 9 of 10 (-1 due to not being able to properly control the knife when slashing).
Gameplay: 9 of 10
Graphics/audio/story: 5 of 10
 
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Hedgewars
This is a fun strategy game similar to "worms" but it's more polished and free open source software.


This game has excellent support for local multiplayer so if you want to have fun with someone IRL this game allows for that.
 

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Lbreakout2
This is a nice linux game that include an editor, you can set the refresh rate to 100hz or unlimited. This game playes really well on a high refresh-rate monitor.

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You can make a hard level by filling it with green and indestructible blocks, so far nobody has beaten the level above.

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This game can be installed on arch linux via "pacman -S lbreakout2" (terminal)
 

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Neverball
This is a game where you steer a ball by tilting the map with your mouse. You first need to collect enough coins and then the goal will activate.

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https://neverball.org/download.php

Controls: 9 of 10 (-1 due to limited camera control).
Gameplay: 9 of 10
graphics/story/audio: 6 of 10
 

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Is rapelay good?
Rapelay is a rape simulator, unfortunately it's rather old by now but at least it runs really well (1440p165). In the game your goal is to sexually abuse (including full rape) a mother and her 2 daughters. This game was banned in Australia due to feminists being upset.


One issue is that this concept really isn't ideal for mouse and keyboard, VR controls like the valve index would be far better. Still the game was somewhat enjoyable to play despite frustrating controls.

You need to download the attached file and put it into the ILLUSION/rapelay folder to play it on windows 10 with acceptable framerate.
 

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Far cry 2
This is an old game where you do missions and collect diamonds. There are various ways to play the game including ways not intended by ubisoft


Unfortunatily once you realize what the good strategies are it becomes to easy even on "infamous" once you get the good (overpowered) sniper.

Controls: 9 of 10
Gameplay: 8 of 10
Graphics/story/audio: 8 of 10
 

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Elite dangerous
This is a competitor to star citizen and in some ways it's already way better. Elite dangerous allows you to expkore the entire milky way galazy instead of just a few planets. They are now working on a significant update that will improve the game and take away many of the advantages star-citizen had


TheChaosGrinder wrote:

Elite Dangerous is what SC spaceflight would like to be. Crisp, clean, full of variety, possibilities, it rewards good aim, throttle control, knowledge of your ship and of your enemies ship to an extend, the right setup of weaponry and utility and using said setup to the max. Sure, your Anaconda will dish out a lot more damage and take a lot more shooty before it folds than your poorly fitted eagle, but all the money in the bubble won't buy you the skill to beat a competent player. In Elite you can (If we exclude engineers) tweak your ship, change it up the way you like, progress to better modules and loadouts, but the quintessential deciding factor in any kind of engagement or activity, be that head to head combat, mining or racing, is your skill in the pilot seat. Money (in-game money that is) will make many things quicker and easier, enemies will die with less bullets because the bullets will go more boom, your ship will go faste cuz itz red an everyun knows red'z da fastest! or your cargohold will enable you to make much bigger deliveries, but the man or woman in the pilot seat is the deciding factor.

Elite dangerous odyssey was poorly received
The "armstrong moment" didn't materialize.

https://store.steampowered.com/app/1336350/Elite_Dangerous_Odyssey/

 

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Trackmania

This is a really cool racing games where you need to pass through all checkpoints as fast as possible, order doesn't matter, feel free to take crazy shortcuts.








I had to set shader quality to low to reach 1440p165 with gtx 1060 3GB, i also had to make sure other processes didn't eat to much Vram.


Trackmania also include a level editor so you can make your own tracks or edit existing ones



Unfortunatily they have locked the advanced editor behind a paywall and thus a lot of people will be deprived of the opportunity of making great maps to play on, this includes people who actually paid for the subscription.

Controls: 9 of 10 (-1 due to bad controls on keyboard).
Gameplay: 9 of 10
Graphics/audio/story: 8 of 10
 

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Mirrors edge
This is a great first person adventure game.

By default you will suffer from constant lag. To get rid of that you need to to to

%USERPROFILE%\Documents\EA Games\Mirror's Edge\TdGame\Config

There you will find a TdEngine.ini file.

Open it in a text editor like Notepad. There you will find a line that says:

bSmoothFrameRate=TRUE

Here, change TRUE to FALSE, and save the file!

If you want to have physx enabled you need to install the physx legacy driver (otherwise the game will crash)


What i have noticed when playing it however is that it isn't as fun as it should be. I see several explanations for this

0. for most of the game the checkpoints are way to frequent making dying void of any serious consequence, this takes the excitement out of the game.
1. The platforming is too easy (it's a lot harder if you try to do it quick of course).
2. In a lot of cases the player will be chased by people with guns instead of being given time to explore.
3. Lack of things like sneak attacks or killing enemies with sniper rifle.
4. The game is very centred around precision with regard to button pressing rather than precision with regard to mouse-movements. For example when you walk on a beam you use keyboard buttons to maintain balance rather than using the much more precise mouse.

What i missed from the game was having a really long section where you weren't being chased by anyone and also would go all the way back if you died. Instead the game compensates for easy platforming by adding people trying to kill you in a lot of occasions.

Controls: 86%
gameplay: 86%
visuals & audio: 92%
overall: 88%

While the graphics isn't technically impressive (by default) the game still look great visually and it performs very well on weak hardware. I will look into if it's possible to mod it to get raytracing working


One annoying aspect of the game is that you can get stuck forcing you to reload the level, this is kinda unpredictable.
 

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Observer: system redux
This is a first person adventure game you should play. You probably want 3080 or better for it though.

Thanks to ray-tracing it looks amazing:

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On the 3090 the GPU utilization often drops down to as low as 66% while the GPU-power remain high indicating that the game uncortunatily cannot take good advantage of all the cores offered by the 3090, if this is true we should expect similar performance with worse GPUs like the 3070ti (the model you should avoid, poor value).

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often I ponder what would the perfect video game include.
A good game should have gameplay that challanges the player in a good way.

Controls should be good.

Graphics also matter a lot.

It's unclear what a perfect game even is, people have different preferences. People also have different skills so what's too easy for one person might be too hard for someone else.
 

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A good game should have gameplay that challanges the player in a good way.

Controls should be good.

Graphics also matter a lot.

It's unclear what a perfect game even is, people have different preferences. People also have different skills so what's too easy for one person might be too hard for someone else.
maybe it should merge with real life somehow
 

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Flight of Nova
Despite the game being in early access right now and not having particularly great graphics i still had a good time with it.

I just wanted to keep playing it. I stopped in order to find some way to change the graphics for the better but so far i have not found that.

In terms of framerate it ran just fine with my 3090 but the GPU was only utilized at around 50% so it would be better to increase some graphics settings, waste otherwise.

One issue with the game is that it's a bit clunky to play it with mouse and keyboard. It's better played with some other setup but i don't feel like spending money on that (i also don't really have the space).
 

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Garbage

https://vintologi.com/threads/ongoing-starfield-trainwreck.1382/
cyberpunk 2077
It's ok but nothing special.

I disliked that you couldn't see the reflections of yourself in glass even with raytracing enabled.

At least cyberpunk 2077 runs well enough on good hardware (even with raytracing enabled) which cannot be said for star-citizen or starfield.

asphalt 9 (but extremely expensive)
Piracy is underrated.
 

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Why has no one mentioned the metroidvania legend!!! I'm not a fan of offline games, but this one went to all endings with great pleasure.
 

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Why has no one mentioned the metroidvania legend!!! I'm not a fan of offline games, but this one went to all endings with great pleasure.
total waste of money. the map is too mazey.
if you are looking for a good metroid game try hardcore mecha
 

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total waste of money. the map is too mazey.
if you are looking for a good metroid game try hardcore mecha
Agreed, the game has a complex orientation in terms of the landscape, but there is a map that helps navigate through locations and mark where you've been and where you haven't. The goal of this game is exploration, and every square meter is fascinating to explore because of it. Moreover, the second part, 'Silksong,' is coming out soon, and many are eagerly anticipating it.
 
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