Addicting Games: 3 PC games that I just can’t stop playing

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It’s been a fantastic time for PC gamers recently. With Christmas coming up, we’ve already seen loads of brilliant PC games that I can’t put down. Here are the three that have been occupying my time as of late, and what makes them so damn good!

3. Dishonored



What it’s about: Dishonored is a tale of revenge in a fantastic alternate past world, where whale oil powers everything and plague rats kill thousands. As Corvo, you’re pressed into work as an assassin for a shady group of rebels, where you use your skills and magic to infiltrate deep into the heart of your enemies and accomplish your goals.


Why I can’t stop playing it: Each mission has a specific target, but how you get there is up to you, with a relatively open game world. You have a host of magical powers and lethal and non-lethal methods at your disposal, allowing you to either sneak through the world undetected as a ghost, noisily assassinate anyone in your way or any combination of the two that you like. With plenty of side quests and a compelling setting, Dishonored is a treat to experience.


Where to get it: Dishonored is available on Steam for $60, and is also available for PS3 and 360.



2. Borderlands 2

Borderlands 2
What it’s about: Borderlands 2 is a first-person shooter meets action RPG; think of first-person Diablo with guns. The colourful world of Pandora and its five Vault Hunter characters go on an epic quest to take down Handsome Jack and stop the contents of the Vault from being unleashed upon the world.
Why I can’t stop playing it: With skill trees, loads of loot and satisfying gameplay, even one character is fun to play in Borderlands 2. But there are five different classes to choose from, each with their own weird and wonderful abilities that make the game play much differently. The collecting of weaponry never stops, and there’s just so much of it – after dozens of hours of gameplay, I’m still just half of the max level with one character and I’ve got four more on the go.
Where to get it: Borderlands 2 is available on Steam for $50, and is also available on PS3 and 360.



1. FTL: Faster Than Light

Faster Than Light


What it’s about: FTL is a spaceflight simulator game, in which you’re tasked with escaping across galaxies from the encroaching Rebel horde. The ship at your command can be customised and upgraded, from fitting new weapons and recruiting new officers to upgrading subsystems and adding drones. Each time you jump from system to system, you’ll get a random encounter – anything from a friendly trader to a Rebel scout, or just some aliens that need help with a natural disaster. You make your choices, fight if you need to, then collect the scrap and other loot and jump again.


Why I can’t stop playing it: FTL is different each time you play, with the series of randomised encounters shaping your ship and crew’s development. You can’t just buy your favourite gun and call it a day, you have to struggle and survive with anything you can find, with each upgrade being a tough call to make. Do you buy a new gun, upgrade the shields or take on a new crew member? Should you rely on drones to defeat your enemies, an ion cannon, missles or lasers? Each have their own price, and it’s constantly compelling to try and weasel your way across the galaxy. With multiple ships to unlock and hundreds of random encounters to experience, it’s easy to spend hours on the bridge.


Where to get it: FTL: Faster Than Light is available on Steam for $10, a most reasonable amount. The soundtrack is also available.



So there we have it – three PC games that I just can’t put down. Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to go back to gaming!
This article was written by William Judd. William writes for Mobile Fun, the UK’s leading online retailer of Nokia Lumia 920 accessories.

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