Ever since online games have become extremely popular, I’ve always been curious about its appeal. I play games, yes, but the games I usually find interesting are the ones that you physically buy at a gaming store, install in your computer, and played even if you’re not connected to the internet. I find the idea of relying on the internet to play a game a bit irksome. But I do consider myself open-minded and so I tasked myself to venture outside of my comfort zone and do a little bit of research on the most popular online games out there. I’ll rate them based on how enjoyable these games are to me, how easy it is to familiarize myself with its rules, and, being a self-proclaimed art enthusiast, how amazing the graphics of each game are.
Top Online PC Games
Fortnite: Battle Royale
I can’t imagine anyone not hearing the buzz that has been surrounding this game in the past year. Fortnite: Battle Royale simply came out of nowhere and dominated all online gaming charts. The premise of the game is pretty straightforward, which I think is one factor that many people find appealing. One hundred players enter the battleground but only one gets out as the winner. If you think about it, Fortnite has a lot of similarities with the book and feature film The Hunger Games. The graphics are colorful and bright. It can be fun to play by yourself or with a team. And since it’s a shooter, even amateur gamers can play it without struggling too much.
Now this one I’m familiar. I have spent many a time glued to my computer, shouting all sorts of colorful words at my teammates or enemies. But the latest iteration of the game has many fans excited again. Where the first version of DOTA was just a custom map for the game Warcraft 3, DOTA 2 is a completely separate game by Valve and became integral in boosting Steam’s popularity across the world. It still retained its concept of competitive team strategy but with better graphics and more heroes. There are still two teams with five heroes on each side. The goal is to destroy the opposing team’s ancient before they destroy yours.
Star Wars: The Old Republic
As an avid Star Wars fan, I must admit this game has intrigued me more than the rest. The game is based on an amazing story with many characters. There are many new details added to it based on Star Wars canon which I find very exciting. I am always looking for new insight into the Star Wars universe that hasn’t been fully explored by the films. The game is fast-paced with many combats without diverting too far from the storyline. The world-building is exceptionally awesome with great attention to details thanks in part to its beautiful graphics. Even new fans to the Star Wars universe will find this game extremely fun.