One of the best things to do while you’re waiting for this pandemic to die out is to play video games. You might be playing on a console, but, arguably, one of the best gaming experiences is when you play on a powerful PC. With that said, what makes a powerful PC?
To build a good gaming PC, you need to have a good processor such as an Intel 9th generation i7 processor or an i9. If you prefer AMD, then you could go with an AMD Ryzen 9 or 7. You also need a considerable amount of RAM. 8-16GB would be a good choice. Apart from that, you also need storage for your games. An SSD processes data much faster, but if you’re on a budget, then a 2TB HDD will do.
The only thing missing is a graphics card. Graphics cards or video cards help a game run smoother and share the burden of running games with your processor. This hardware enables gamers to run games at staggering resolutions and eye-catching refresh rates. The best graphic cards to run games include RTX 2070 Super, RX 5700 XT, ASUS ROG STRIX RTX 2080 Ti, and the Nvidia Titan RTX.
With all the hardware mentioned above combined with a powerful monitor, you’ll be running games smoothly. With that said, what games greatly benefit from such hardware? Here are some of the best looking games like clash of clans to play on your PC.
Forza Horizon 4
Forza Horizon 4 is a racing game for the Xbox and PC. Set in the United Kingdom, the game features over 420 vehicles, all waiting to be raced. Apart from the several cars you can use, what separates the competition from other racing games is the realism involved.
Driving on a muddy road during a drizzle can bring up mud and rain on your windscreen. Having a good graphics card and a monitor amplifies those effects. In most racing games, driving fast often distorts the background. This distortion is quite normal, but most games do it horribly. If you have a powerful PC running Forza, there’s still distortion, but instead of looking bad, the background looks amazingly real.
To add a better experience, try matching Forza Horizon 4 with the right gaming peripherals such as a gaming steering wheel. Combined with excellent graphics and the right gear, you won’t notice the difference as if you were racing in real life!
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
Just like the Souls Games, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice delivers an insane challenge to gamers. Although the gameplay is ridiculously hard, gamers will enjoy the challenge of the game. Gamers will also experience and get a feel on how feudal Japan looked like. Players will also battle monsters, bosses, and other characters in the game. If you’re looking to challenge yourself with gazing into the open world, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is the right game for you.
Red Dead Redemption 2
Excellent story, great graphics, superb gameplay. Red Dead Redemption 2 only needs three qualities to make it to almost every best game list on the internet. The game is a prequel to the original PS3, Xbox 360 game. Set in five fictionalized western states in America, the game takes us into the wild wild west experience. You play as Arthur Morgan, a member of the Van der Linde Gang.
The world of Red Dead Redemption 2 is vast, and the developers made sure that gamers will see and experience the world the game is set in. Arthur’s travels will enable players to go through barren deserts, forests, and local towns in great detail. One player even described that he once stopped on his horse near a cliff just to enjoy the sunset. With a compelling story and an immersive world, Red Dead Redemption 2 is one of the must-play games on this list.
Grand Theft Auto V
Aside from Red Dead Redemption 2, Rockstar Games is also the one behind Grand Theft Auto V. This time, players control Michael, Trevor, and Franklin. It’s set in a modern, urban city. Complete the game and earn rewards by doing missions all over the city. Filled with Skyscrapers, bustling vehicles, and a vast cityscape, you’ll have hours and hours of fun playing GTA V.
Cyberpunk 2077 is yet to be released, but the specs needed to run this game are high. Once you have the required specs, you’ll be glad to play this awesome game. Cyberpunk 2077 is from CD Projekt Red, the same company that brought gamers Witcher 3: the Wild Hunt, another aesthetically pleasing open-world game.
Unlike Witcher 3, this game is set in a distant, dystopian, futuristic city. Not much is known from the game, but from the looks of it, it’s got amazing views and incredible character detail. The game is set to be released this September 17, 2020.
Playing games is an excellent way to pass the time. The games above are some of the most aesthetically pleasing games to play out there. Armed with the best graphics card, your PC will have no problems running games.