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90% and up: our highest review scores

PC Gamer reserves scores of 90% and up for the best of the best—games we think are important to the hobby as a whole. Here are some recent games that fall into that exclusive category.

Devil May Cry 5
Recommended March 31, 2019

Three great characters and a beautiful, fluid combat system make this a must-buy for hack-and-slash fans.

Crusader Kings III
Recommended August 31

Crusader Kings 3 is incredible—an irrepressible story engine that spits out a constant stream of compelling alt-histories, delightfully infuriating characters, and brilliant social puzzles.

$49.99
Ni no Kuni™ II: Revenant Kingdom
Recommended August 24, 2018

Without Evermore, Ni No Kuni 2 would have been good. Because of it, it's one of the best JRPGs on PC.

$59.99
Assassin's Creed® Odyssey
Recommended October 19, 2018

Though the main story suffers because of it, Assassin's Creed Odyssey is a remarkably massive RPG held together by a web of satisfying pursuits.

$59.99
Warhammer: End Times - Vermintide
Recommended October 29, 2015

It takes a lot of inspiration from Left 4 Dead (maybe a bit too much), but Vermintide is one of our favorite co-op games in years.

$29.99
Bayonetta
Recommended April 17, 2017

A great port of what is still one of the best action games around. Bayonetta is the essential hack-'n-slash.

$19.99
Sid Meier's Civilization® V
Recommended September 22, 2014

A whole new world with a whole new set of rich, intricate rules to master.

$29.99
Into the Breach
Recommended August 24, 2018

Exacting, agonising, challenging, and intensely rewarding, Into the Breach delivers in the tiniest package the most perfectly formed tactics around.

$14.99
Baba Is You
Recommended March 31, 2019

Baba is You manages to take the familiar idea of nudging blocks and solving puzzles in a fresh direction. Brilliant.

$14.99
Divinity: Original Sin 2 - Definitive Edition
Recommended September 21, 2017

Divinity: Original Sin 2 is a sprawling, inventive adventure and one of the best RPGs ever made.

$44.99
South Park™: The Stick of Truth™
Recommended September 23, 2014

A fun, polished, handcrafted RPG attached to a genuinely funny 15-hour-long South Park episode.

$29.99
Disco Elysium
Recommended October 22, 2019

An irresponsibly deep detective RPG that lets you be any kind of detective you want. Even a bad one.

$39.99
Undertale
Recommended September 29, 2015

A hilarious JRPG romp with far more than laughs on its side.

$9.99
Slay the Spire
Recommended January 24, 2019

A strategically deep deckbuilder that, with any luck, has spawned a brilliant new subgenre.

$24.99
Kerbal Space Program
Recommended May 1, 2015

A perfect blend of science and slapstick, and a robust and compelling sandbox of possibility. Simply outstanding.

$39.99
FINAL FANTASY XIV: Shadowbringers
Recommended August 23, 2019

Coupled with a striking new world to explore, Shadowbringers' poignant and character-driven story is one of the best in the entire series.

$39.99
Dead Cells
Recommended August 24, 2018

A stellar action platformer with gorgeous presentation and excellent combat. Punishing but worth it.

$24.99
DOOM Eternal
Recommended March 18

Doom Eternal is a ceaseless, panicked nightmare that pushes you to point and click with more skill and style than ever before.

$59.99
Super Mega Baseball 3
Recommended May 13

The excellent franchise mode adds loads of depth and decision making, and on-field play is livelier than ever.

$44.99
The Witcher® 3: Wild Hunt
Recommended May 21, 2015

A big, beautiful, sprawling action RPG full of rich stories, and suffused with an oppressive darkness.

$39.99
Factorio
Recommended August 31

Buy Factorio. Build Factorio. Become Factorio.

$30.00
Sekiro™: Shadows Die Twice
Recommended March 31, 2019

A brutal, uncompromising action game with sensational sword combat. From Software has done it again.

$59.99
Metro 2033 Redux
Recommended September 22, 2014

A valuable remake that makes the original Metro feel complete on PC.

$19.99
TowerFall Ascension
Recommended September 22, 2014

A single-screen platform brawler that’s about as good as the genre has ever been—in versus or wave-survival mode.

$14.99
Return of the Obra Dinn
Recommended October 19, 2018

A beautifully constructed and powerfully atmospheric mystery that you really have to work to solve.

$19.99
Dota 2 VR Supported
Recommended September 22, 2014

A deep and rewarding competitive game that becomes something special when taken on in the company of others.

Free to Play
Jazzpunk: Director's Cut
Recommended September 22, 2014

Stylish, inventive and easily one of the funniest games in years. Jazzpunk just wants to make you laugh. Don't worry, it will.

$14.99
METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN
Recommended September 21, 2015

A generous stealth sandbox masterpiece that'll delight both new and existing fans of Metal Gear.

$19.99
Her Story
Recommended June 29, 2015

An atmospheric, captivating crime thriller with an interactive story that unravels differently for every player.

$9.99
Opus Magnum
Recommended February 15, 2018

A beautiful exercise in freeform solutions, Zachtronics has created one of the most satisfying puzzle games ever made.

$19.99
DARK SOULS™ III
Recommended May 11, 2016

Sprawling level design, thrilling combat, and masterful indirect storytelling make Dark Souls 3 the best Dark Souls yet.

$59.99
Alien: Isolation
Recommended October 3, 2014

The game the Alien series has always deserved. A deep, fun stealth game set in an evocatively realised sci-fi world.

$39.99
SUNLESS SKIES
Recommended March 31, 2019

The sharpest writing around, wrapped inside a surprising adventure that’s tough but rarely unfair. Failbetter’s finest hour.

$24.99
Super Hexagon
Recommended September 22, 2014

A frenzied, elegant action game that pulses with great music and demanding thrills, for only $3/£2.

$2.99
Hollow Knight
Recommended July 17, 2017

Hollow Knight is a new classic, with a dense and detailed world full of secrets to discover.

$14.99
Zero Escape: The Nonary Games
Recommended May 1, 2017

Smart without being overbearing, Zero Escape: The Nonary Games continues to set the bar for its genre.

$29.99
Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun
Recommended January 27, 2017

Shadow Tactics’ impressive missions, laden toy box and likeable cast make it one of the greatest stealth games of the last decade.

$39.99
Yakuza 0
Recommended August 24, 2018

Comfortably the best, funniest and most heartwarming game about a desperate battle over real estate, now available on PC as a good port at a generous price.

$19.99
Infinifactory
Recommended August 24, 2018

The pleasure of creative block-building meets the satisfaction of puzzle-solving. One of 2015's best games.

$24.99
Borderlands 2
Recommended September 22, 2014

An even more satisfying and tactically interesting shooter, with great missions and excitingly random guns.

$19.99
Homeworld Remastered Collection
Recommended March 24, 2015

A worthy upgrade to one of the best strategy games ever, featuring the best space battles in the business.

$34.99
Spelunky
Recommended September 22, 2014

Straightforward and replayable, Spelunky is precision engineered to make death fair, funny, and a story worth sharing.

$14.99
DARK SOULS™ II
Recommended September 22, 2014

More accessible, challenging, and rewarding than its predecessor, this is the Dark Souls sequel PC gamers deserve.

$39.99
Total War: WARHAMMER II
Recommended September 25, 2017

A maximalist sequel that improves on almost every aspect of the first game.

$59.99
Pillars of Eternity
Recommended March 26, 2015

A deep, rich, and wonderfully written RPG that lives up to the towering legacy of the games that inspired it.

$29.99
Half-Life: Alyx VR Only
Recommended May 5

With old friends, new enemies, and an exciting story, revisiting City 17 in VR is a thrill in Half-Life: Alyx.

$59.99
XCOM® 2
Recommended February 22, 2016

Exceptionally tough, rewarding strategy and a masterful reworking of the XCOM formula. We’ll play this forever.

$59.99
Sid Meier’s Civilization® VI
Recommended October 25, 2016

Sight, sound, and systems harmonize to make Civilization 6 the liveliest, most engrossing, most rewarding 4X in any corner of the earth.

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$59.99
$14.99
The Aquatic Adventure of the Last Human
Recommended February 22, 2016

Aquatic Adventure distills the Metroidvania into its most essential parts and says something meaningful with it.

$9.99
Portal 2
Recommended September 22, 2014

A challenging, hilarious, and mind-expanding puzzle experience for one or two—treasure your first time through.

$9.99
N++ (NPLUSPLUS)
Recommended August 25, 2016

A masterful distillation of classic action-platforming gameplay, doling out tension and elation in equal measure.

$14.99
Ikaruga
Recommended September 22, 2014

Infuriatingly difficult, but perfectly constructed. Ikaruga is the PC's best bullet-hell shooter.

$9.99