I just got a beast of a PC, recommend a game

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#1 Posted by depecheload (622 posts) -

Brand new everything, complete with a solid state and a 1080. I haven't played any graphically intensive PC games since the Tomb Raider reboot. What y'all recommend?

Nothing multi-player please.

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#2 Posted by PDXSonic (573 posts) -

MGSV looks pretty good on the 2K monitor that I have with a 1070.

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#3 Edited by IVDAMKE (1824 posts) -

Witcher 3, Metro Last Light, DOOM, Hitman.

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#4 Posted by theuprightman (231 posts) -

The Witcher 3 and The Talos Principle

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#5 Posted by imhungry (1139 posts) -

If you're looking for something that'll make you go 'Man that looks gooood' then I'd say DOOM or Witcher 3 maybe.

If you just want a game to play then Nier: Automata is the best game this year.

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#6 Posted by cliffordbanes (124 posts) -

If you like strategy games and Warhammer, Total Warhammer II and Dawn of War 3 look good. Rise of the Tomb Raider and Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice have impressive graphics.

Don't forget that you can downsample using DSR from 2160p, 1800p or 1440p to whatever resolution your monitor is.

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#7 Posted by Bollard (8184 posts) -

Let me tell you about a game called Crysis...

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#8 Edited by TobbRobb (6588 posts) -



Oh and Witcher 3 is great. Maybe some of that new Asassin's Creed perhaps?

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#9 Posted by Hehfay (31 posts) -

Posts so far are good recommendations. Witcher3 and DOOM.

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#10 Edited by dagas (3667 posts) -

Witcher 3 is still the best looking game I've played even if it isn't the latest game. Ride of the Tomb Raider looks good but I honestly wasn't as impressed as with the 2013 Tomb Raider.

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#11 Posted by Rahf (529 posts) -

Witcher 3 modded out, hands down.

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#12 Posted by johnnyarks (13 posts) -

@depecheload: Crysis3, It's kinda "old" but still looks better than a ton of games, I beat it at least once a year.

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#13 Posted by TreeTrunk (617 posts) -

In addition to other suggestions, Wolfenstein 2 and RE7. Mafia 3 has incredible visuals as well, though would still demand some tolerance for its mission design.

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#14 Posted by hmoney001 (1254 posts) -

what resolution will you be playing at?

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#15 Edited by floydeo (453 posts) -

The Witcher 3, GTA V, Hitman.

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#16 Posted by frustratedlnc (176 posts) -

AC: Origins looks pretty good

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#17 Posted by qrdl (445 posts) -

If you want to ogle all the graphics than get Crysis 3, Witcher 3, Rise of the Tom Raider and Quantum Break. I've been playing the latter over the last several days and it's quite shocking how good this game looks. I haven't seen such natural lighting anywhere else.

Also Far Cry: Primal for the sometimes striking nature.

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#18 Posted by Ungodly (449 posts) -

Diablo 2

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#19 Posted by Mattt (14 posts) -

Rise of the Tomb Raider, my dude.

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#20 Posted by clagnaught (2140 posts) -

Some of the best looking games graphics wise I've seen this year are Hellblade and Wolfenstein II. Games like The Witcher III are also a really good test of hardware.

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#21 Posted by chrisjames (46 posts) -

Prey 2017.

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#22 Posted by Atlas (2739 posts) -

I just got a sweet new PC as well (1070 TI, 500GB SSD, 4ghz six core processor) and the first game I installed was DOOM and I've been playing it on ultra settings at 1440p. It looks so good, and it's so much fun. Honestly, the most fun I've had with games this year except for Horizon: Zero Dawn and maybe Stellaris.

Wolfenstein and Witcher 3 are definitely on my list as well.

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#24 Posted by halodude442 (74 posts) -

DOOM for sure, The Witcher 3 is amazing, AC: Origins is pretty damn good too and looks fantastic. PUBG? lol if your into it I was for a while its a lot of fun.

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#25 Posted by brandondryrock (890 posts) -

In the short time I played Elite Dangerous, I really liked the graphics in that game. Battlefield 1 is another great game to turn up to ultra, especially if you have a 1440p or 4K monitor. Battlefront II is also a great looking game if you can get past all the lootbox stuff. Maybe just sign up for Origin Access and do the trial.

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#26 Posted by FacelessVixen (2664 posts) -

Since I'm playing it at the moment: Skyrim Special Edition with an ENB preset if miscellaneous adventures are your thing.

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#27 Edited by Ravelle (3318 posts) -

Crank that Witcher 3, son!

Also Doom!

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#28 Posted by GiboAuja (54 posts) -

Stardew Valley!

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#29 Edited by monetarydread (2890 posts) -
  • You have a new PC, but can it play Crysis? It sounds like a joke, but legit, a game from 2008 still looks good on a PC in 2017.
  • A fully modded out Skyrim looks great and can push your hardware.
  • Doom is a great looking game that will push your hardware.
  • The game might not be too great, but the new Battlefront might be the best looking game out there.
  • I am still a fan of MGS V.
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#30 Posted by OurSin_360 (6197 posts) -

I have found most games are sacrificing fun factor for graphics. Its fun to max out a few new games but then the gameplay ends up boring after awhile. Tomb raider 2(reboot) is pretty taxing on a 1080 and looks real good but i fell off after a few hours. People really like doom, but i dont think higher res really does anything for it since its pretty cartoony looking, but it runs great on a 1080. Obviously if you haven't already played Witcher 3 check that out, few newer games with the total package and looks amazinf maxed at 1440.

Haven't tried Wolfenstein,Ass creed etc but they seem to look amazing but mixed performance reported from people. I also find crysis 3 a good game to look at but not much fun to play, old but still looks amazing.

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#31 Posted by ArbitraryWater (15746 posts) -

Yo, DOOM. But uh, if you want another game that I really liked from this year, Prey is great.

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#32 Posted by SkullCrusher98 (5 posts) -

I would recommend Witcher 3 and Assassin's Creed Origins!

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#33 Posted by Max_Cherry (1634 posts) -

The original Deus Ex from 2000 plays wonders on a new pc.

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#34 Posted by Rejizzle (1135 posts) -

If you have Origin installed you can buy Ultima IV.

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#35 Posted by dudeglove (13778 posts) -


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#36 Edited by Applegong (427 posts) -

Watch_Dogs 2, it is on sale right now, pretty good and demanding visuals

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#37 Posted by fisk0 (6952 posts) -

Ashes of the Singularity seems to be the go-to hardware stress test these days. It's a decent RTS in the vein of Supreme Commander and Total Annihilation. Got a single player campaign though is primarily online oriented.

If you're into Myst style adventure games, Obstruction is a good looking game in that vein too.

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#38 Posted by rethla (3725 posts) -

I second Witcher 3 (especially the last expansion) and Hellblade. They are both great games aside from being the best looking ones.

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#39 Edited by deactivated-5a2da3c0c0c3a (3 posts) -

Like the others,Witcher 2 and 3. But 3 is the best. Doom, Bioshock Series and ofc Dishonored 1!

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#40 Posted by MerxWorx01 (883 posts) -

@ivdamke said:

Witcher 3, Metro Last Light, DOOM, Hitman.

I agreed with Last Light. That game is atmospheric as it gets.