Racing, shooting, strategic multiplayer, or story-based gameplay. Vast options to select from, and it always feels like the more there are, the better. You played games during school time, after college, or visited game parlors with friends to have fun. Even though console games took over for a while, PC games are still popular and increasing even further.
There are thousands of gaming titles available, and every game requires and demands different configurations to work smoothly. Before hours become minutes in front of a computer screen with your favorite game, there are some crucial factors you need to consider before purchasing and beginning with your new game journey. Let’s look at the factors.
We have simplified the factors in our buying guide categorized them in sections to proceed stepwise and cross-check them as you finalise the game you wish to buy.
Before pressing the add to cart button, the first and foremost step is to check the game's system requirements. You don’t wish to end up with an incompatible or lagging game running on your PC.
Game publishers divide the system specifications into two categories- minimum requirements and recommended requirements. With minimum requirements, you can run the game but with lower visual effects. For example, the reflection and shadows are set at low quality; and effects are set at minimum.
Your PC must meet the minimum requirements if you’re very keen to play the game you’ve been waiting to buy for a long. If your PC specifications match the recommended requirements or surpass them, your gameplay will be smooth and in high resolution.
Example, game demands a 4GB graphic card for ideal gameplay, and if you have a 6GB dedicated card, you can play carefree. Aim to match the recommended settings or higher since the gaming experience must be enjoyable and not full of lag.
It’s possible you may encounter some issues with either hardware or software. For example, for hardware, if you have a capable graphic card, but you don’t have sufficient RAM. Or with software, the game requires some drivers like Direct X 12. Software upgrades can be easily downloaded with windows update or searching specifically for missing files using discussion forums.
For hardware upgrades, be considerable about your motherboard that it supports the needful change. For example, certain motherboards cannot handle ram above 24GB; if you install more RAM, your motherboard won’t recognize and render your new purchase useless.
Some titles require huge disk space like 50GB or surplus; make sure to have enough space on your existing disk for the game or upgrade for additional storage. Cross-check the compatibility of your system with any new upgrades you wish to make for the game.
You get the best of the game with great visuals and great control. There’s no fun when your CPU works hard to render high-quality visuals, but your PC screen cannot portray it properly, or when your mouse and keyboard cannot keep up with your reflex speed.
To enjoy the game potential to the maximum, especially for games like RPG (Role-playing games) or FPS (First person shooting), accuracy is crucial. Similarly, great display to have immersive and high-quality gameplay. There are gaming mouses focussed on precision and likewise gaming monitors designed for keeping up with fast gameplay.
Other peripheral items like a headset with a mic and mechanical keyboards are vital for the best gaming fun. Some keyboards can split in two for ease of reach, and headsets with noise reduction to avoid distractions.
Stable internet is vital for multiplayer games; Multiplayer games suffer majorly with slow and inconsistent speed. You can assess your internet speed with different speed tests websites available.
The ping must be lower and download and upload speed higher; ping basically means a small data transmitted from your device to server and back. It is measured in milliseconds, and the lower it is, the better.
For multiplayer games, it is a prerequisite your internet connection is speedy and stable. The higher the ping, the more the lag in gameplay. Every split second matters in precision games, and laggy internet shall spoil your gameplay poorly. Do make sure you cross-check this crucial aspect for the best experience.
One of the overlooked components by many gamers in eagerness to buy and start playing is to miss out on checking for offers and discounts available. There are certain bundle offers and exclusive bonuses during some festive season.
If you can hold your purchase for a while, be on the lookout for clearance sales or discounted sales. Game creators frequently push out offers for more sales on holidays and special days like black friday and cyber monday.
Making a selection amongst thousand and growing titles. We have selected our top choice across different gaming genres available.
|Free Disc Space||150GB|
|Processor||Intel® Core™ i7-4770K / AMD Ryzen 5 1500X|
|Graphics||Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 6GB / AMD Radeon RX 480 4GB|
|Operating System||Windows 10 (64-bit only)|
|Free Disc Space||50GB|
|Processor||Ryzen 3 1200 - 3.1 GHz / i5-4460 - 3.2 GHz.|
|Graphics||AMD R9 380 - 4GB / GeForce GTX 960 4GB.|
|Operating System||Windows 10 version 15063.0 or higher|
|Free Disc Space||62.92GB|
|Processor||Intel i3-4170 @ 3.7Ghz OR Intel i5 750 @ 2.67Ghz|
|Graphics||NVidia GTX 970 OR NVidia GTX 1060 3GB OR AMD R9 290x OR AMD RX 470|
|Operating System||Windows 10|
|Free Disc Space||50GB|
|Processor||Core i5-3570/FX-6350 or higher|
|Graphics||Radeon RX 480/ GeForce GTX 1060 or equivalent|
|Operating System||Windows 8.1 64 Bit, Windows 10 64 Bit|
|Free Disc Space||65GB|
|Processor||Intel Core i5 3470 @ 3.2GHZ (4 CPUs) / AMD X8 FX-8350 @ 4GHZ (8 CPUs)|
|Graphics||Nvidia GTX 660 2GB / AMD HD7870 2GB.|
|Operating System||Windows 7/10 (64-bit)|
|Free Disc Space||1.2GB|
|Processor||AMD Phenom II X4 960T; Intel i3550|
|Graphics||AMD HD 6850; NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450/Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 Ti (8 GB)|
|Operating System||Windows 7/10 64-Bit|
|Free Disc Space||50GB|
|Processor||AMD FX 8150 / Core i5-3550 or better|
|Graphics||Radeon R9 270x or better/GeForce GTX 670 or better|
|Operating System||Windows 7 or newer|
|Memory||4 GB RAM|
|Free Disc Space||15GB|
|Processor||Dual core from Intel or AMD at 2.8 GHz.|
|Graphics||Nvidia GeForce 8600/9600GT, ATI/AMD Radeon HD2600/3600.|
|Operating System||Windows 10|
|Free Disc Space||70GB|
|Processor||Core i7-4790 or Ryzen 3 3200G|
|Graphics||GTX 1060 6GB, GTX 1660 Super|
|Operating System||Windows 7 64-bit | Windows 8 64-bit | Windows 10 64-bit.|
|Free Disc Space||25GB|
|Processor||Intel Core i3-2100 | AMD FX-6300.|
|Graphics||Nvidia GeForce GTX 760 | AMD Radeon HD 7950.|
Read Dead Redemption 2
Assasins Creed Vallhala
Forza Horizon 4
Halo Combat Evolved Anniversary
Sekiro Dies Twice
Sensational Sequel to the Wild West Story
The Best Assassins Creed Till Date
One of the Best Racing Game Experience
A Great Sequel in NFS Franchise
The GTA Legacy Continues and Gets Better
A Refresh and Nostalgic Sequel for the Popular Halo Series
A Small Step Ahead of Its Predecessor
Intensive and Unmatched Team Based Multiplayer Game
The Long Awaited RPG Game Finally Here
Stylish and Focussed Stealth Action Game
|Operating System||Windows7/10||Windows 10 (64-bit only)||Windows 10 version 15063.0 or higher||Windows 10||Windows 8.1 64 Bit, Windows 10 64 Bit||Windows 7/10 (64-bit)||Windows 7/10 64-Bit||Windows 7 or newer||Windows 10||Windows 7 64-bit | Windows 8 64-bit | Windows 10 64-bit.|
|Memory||12GB||50GB||12 GB||8 GB||8GB RAM||16GB||8GB RAM||4 GB RAM||12GB RAM||4GB|
|Free Disc Space||150GB||8 GB||62.92GB||50GB||65GB||1.2GB||50GB||15GB||70GB||25GB|
|Processor||Intel® Core™ i7-4770K / AMD Ryzen 5 1500X||Ryzen 3 1200 - 3.1 GHz / i5-4460 - 3.2 GHz.||Intel i3-4170 @ 3.7Ghz OR Intel i5 750 @ 2.67Ghz||Core i5-3570/FX-6350 or higher||Intel Core i5 3470 @ 3.2GHZ (4 CPUs) / AMD X8 FX-8350 @ 4GHZ (8 CPUs)||AMD Phenom II X4 960T; Intel i3550||AMD FX 8150 / Core i5-3550 or better||Dual core from Intel or AMD at 2.8 GHz.||Core i7-4790 or Ryzen 3 3200G||Intel Core i3-2100 | AMD FX-6300.|
|Graphics||Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 6GB / AMD Radeon RX 480 4GB||AMD R9 380 - 4GB / GeForce GTX 960 4GB.||NVidia GTX 970 OR NVidia GTX 1060 3GB OR AMD R9 290x OR AMD RX 470||Radeon RX 480/ GeForce GTX 1060 or equivalent||Nvidia GTX 660 2GB / AMD HD7870 2GB.||AMD HD 6850; NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450/Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 Ti (8 GB)||Radeon R9 270x or better/GeForce GTX 670 or better||Nvidia GeForce 8600/9600GT, ATI/AMD Radeon HD2600/3600.||GTX 1060 6GB, GTX 1660 Super||Nvidia GeForce GTX 760 | AMD Radeon HD 7950.|
If you're looking to buy a new gaming monitor or upgrade to a mechanical keyboard or swap a new gaming mouse, we have got you covered with our buying guides, or if you are looking for something apart from this genre, check out our webpage spanning different guides varying from cosmetics to home accessories and more.
Games are crucial, and the gameplay matters equally to have the full taste of it. Check your computer specifications thoroughly before proceeding and definitely check for discounts and offer to enjoy the game with savings at the same time.
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