1 month ago
Feature: One Off The List
The 9 best dogs in PC games
Brendan Caldwell • 1 month ago • 62
All dogs go to heaven, we have heard it said. But what about videogame dogs? By the virtue of their non-existence you may suspect they are refused entry. However, after contemplating the issue for some time, our finest minds in the listicle archives have concluded that, yes, even videogame dogs go to heaven. What a relief. Here are the 10 goodest boys in PC games,…
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3 months ago
This mod turns Dark Souls into a roguelike
Matt Cox • 3 months ago • 15
It's easy to overemphasise the importance of difficulty to Dark Souls, but I'd still argue it's integral. From Software's gruelling RPGs do loads else that's cool, but part of the appeal is bound up with the same satisfaction you get from climbing a mountain. You want that tension, and the blessed relief of finally beating a boss after chucking yourself betwixt its jaws for the…
Tagged with From Software, Grimrukh, mods, roguelike, Dark Souls, Dark Souls: Prepare To Die Edition, Dark Souls: Remastered.
6 months ago
Feature: One Off The List
The 11 nicest smiles in PC games
Brendan Caldwell • 6 months ago • 26
The human race evolved the facial expression known as the “smile” because we needed a way to silently communicate satisfaction to other members of our species. So we decided to bare our teeth at one another and squint. This stuck, and now even the characters of your favourite digital storyderby are doing it. It’s sort of disgusting, and yet… you know what, I like it.…
Tagged with feature, One Off The List, Apex Legends, Batman: Arkham Asylum, Dark Souls: Remastered, Heaven's Vault, Mass Effect Andromeda, Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, Resident Evil 3, Street Fighter V, Team Fortress 2, Undertale, Wilmot's Warehouse.
8 months ago
Feature: The Dark Souls of mod columns
Modder Superior – Dark Souls Trilogy Remixed
Dominic Tarason • 8 months ago • 9
Dark Souls modders are forged in the flames of adversity. While mostly limited to technical improvements (such as Durante's fixes for the wonky original PC port) and small texture packs, the past few years have brought about a whole new genre of Souls mods for all three games. While limited in what can be added to the trilogy (though breakthroughs are being made on that…
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Feature: Level up
The best RPGs to play on PC
RPS • 8 months ago • 150
The best RPGs have always found their home on PC, but the sheer size of the genre can make it difficult to know what you should play next. That's why we've put together this list of all the best RPGs you can play today on PC.
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10 months ago
Feature: The definitive and objective list
The greatest PC games of the 2010s
RPS • 10 months ago • 317
It's been an eventful decade for PC games, and it would be hard for you to summarise everything that's happened in the medium across the past ten years. Hard for you, but a day's work for us. Below you'll find our picks for the 50 greatest games released on PC across the past decade.
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11 months ago
Feature: Why every survival game needs wheat
Game DNA: Making yourself a home
Brendan Caldwell • 11 months ago • 18
I was homeless when I discovered Minecraft -- not homeless in the street-sleeping sense, thankfully. Only in the sofa-surfing sense. I had a bed, even. The creaking cabin bed of two friends who took pity on me and let me crash for a few months in their house, while I sullied my fingertips with sambuca in a dank Yorkshire nightclub for part-time pound coins. My…
Tagged with Brendy made me cry, feature, Game DNA, 7 Days To Die, Ashen, Dark Souls: Remastered, dofus, Else Heart Break, GTA Online, Habbo Hotel, Minecraft, Second Life, Stardew Valley, Subnautica, The Long Dark, Urban Dead.
12 months ago
Feature: In honour of His Souliness
The 10 best games like Dark Souls
Brendan Caldwell • 12 months ago • 64
Sorry, definition nerds. “Soulslike” is a word now. Disgusting, I know, but this is how genres are made. Along comes a giant like Dark Souls that everybody won’t stop bleating about and soon it has copycats. Before you know it, a swarm of like-minded games with sparse checkpoints and lethal attacks are scuttling around, leaving slime trails and biting your ankles for surprisingly massive damage.…
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2 years ago
Feature: The sun rises
The best Japanese games to play on PC
Alan Wen • 2 years ago • 43
After spending much of this decade catching up with the rest of the world, the Japanese games industry is truly back, and PC gamers have been reaping the rewards of this renaissance. It’s taken time for Japanese developers and publishers to get on board, especially with consoles and smartphones remaining the dominant gaming platforms in their native country. But as classic console franchises finally make…
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The 100 best-selling games on Steam in 2018 so far
Alec Meer • 2 years ago • 21
We've just passed the half-way point of 2018, so Ian Gatekeeper and all his fabulously wealthy chums over at Valve have revealed which hundred games have sold best on Steam over the past six months. It's a list dominated by pre-2018 names, to be frank, a great many of which you'll be expected, but there are a few surprises in there. 2018 releases Jurassic World…
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‘I wish they had good anti-cheat,’ says Dark Souls hacker
Brendan Caldwell • 2 years ago • 101
Pain and purgatory simulator Dark Souls: Remastered was released a couple of weeks ago, and within hours it was already the playground of a well-known hacker. Malcolm Reynolds, who is known to players from his exploits in other Dark Souls games, was invading players and throwing an accursed, hacked fireball at them, which inflicts diseases and a curse that makes the game even more difficult.…
Tagged with Bandai Namco, From Software, Dark Souls: Prepare To Die Edition, Dark Souls: Remastered.
This great Twitter account collects safe rooms in games
Alice O'Connor • 2 years ago • 15
A new-ish Twitter account is collecting the save rooms, bases, shops, quiet zones, and other "safe rooms" from games (well, safe-ish) - places which I'm always happy to visit while playing, and glad to see pop up in my Twitter feed. The Safe Room is almost a safe room itself, a pleasant moment on that punishment of a website. Who doesn't hear the calming Resident…
Tagged with Twitter, Dark Souls: Remastered, resident evil 4, System Shock 2.
Feature: TOP 10 PC GAMES EXCEPT THERE ARE EIGHT
Steam Charts: Unblessed Edition
John Walker • 2 years ago • 41
Thank goodness you're here! If you weren't to read the Steam Charts today, you would DIE.
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Feature: Actually ten games!
Steam Charts: A New Hope Edition
John Walker • 2 years ago • 51
Please sit down. Make sure you have a friend with you, or available on the telephone. Plunkbat isn't at number one. Somehow, it's something even more boring. But the rest of the charts are a splendid sight! No GTA, no CS:GO, no Witcher 3, no Skyrim!
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Dark Souls: Remastered is out now – and it’s already got an infamous hacker
Brendan Caldwell • 2 years ago • 32
Crack open a nice cold soul, fans of permanently holding up a shield while you walk. Dark Souls: Remastered has been released on Steam today, a day earlier than we’d believed. The original Prepare to Die Edition was pulled from sale two weeks ago, so if you didn’t buy it then, this is now your only PC doorway to popular resort town Undead Burg. The…
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It’s the final day to buy Dark Souls: Prepare To Die Edition
Alice O'Connor • 2 years ago • 20
The PC's original 'Prepare To Die' edition of Dark Souls will be removed from sale on STeam tomorrow, ahead of the launch of the mildly fancier Remastered edition, so buy now if you want it for posterity. Folks who own Prepare To Die will get a 50% discount on Remastered, but that'll still work out more expensive, so the reason to buy now would be…
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Dark Souls: Remastered is half-price for original owners
Alice O'Connor • 2 years ago • 53
Folks who have the original Dark Souls on Steam will be offered a 50% discount on the upcoming Dark Souls: Remastered, Bandai Namco confirmed today. The revisions and additions in the Remastered edition aren't huge but if you fancy returning to a fancier Lordran, that beats paying full price.Remastered will be the only way to buy Dark Souls on PC, as Bamco also announced that…
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3 years ago
Feature: Listen or be unmade
Podcast: Remakes, reboots and remasters
RPS • 3 years ago • 9
Welcome to the freshly relaunched RPS podcast, the Electronic Wireless Show! You might think this is episode 31, but actually it’s episode 1 again. We’re rebooting it, even though we just did that last year. We’ve started by making it more accessible. Instead of three of us chatting about videogames between snippets of jaunty music, there’s just a sad man saying “Sonic the Hedgehog” over…
Tagged with feature, Legacy of Kain: Dead Sun, Podcast, The RPS Electronic Wireless show, Wolfenstein, Assassin's Creed, Dark Souls: Remastered, Deus Ex, Doom, Grow Home, No One Lives Forever, Okami HD, Pathologic 2, Prey, Resident Evil 2, System Shock.
Up-res the sun! Dark Souls: Remastered prepares to live
Alec Meer • 3 years ago • 73
Whatever Dark Souls maestros From Software have planned for their next game proper is an only slightly-teased mystery, but here's some fine news to make our own souls ache less during that wait. Dark Souls, the original and greatest in the series (Bloodborne excepted) and also one of the best PC games ever, sez us, is getting a remastered edition.Update: confirmed for PC on May…
Tagged with From Software, Dark Souls, Dark Souls III, Dark Souls: Prepare To Die Edition, Dark Souls: Remastered.