If you’re new to gaming, you’re looking at a market with hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of games, and more are popping up on Steam and Co. every day. So where do you start without getting overwhelmed? To help you decide, here are ten of the best PC games for beginners!
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1) Plants vs. Zombies
The first one is the Plants vs. Zombies series. These are tower defense games. That means you protect a base from ever-increasing waves of enemies. In the title developed by PopCap Games, your home is the home of plants and the enemies are zombies. The graphics are more comic-like, thanks to the colorful style and cuddly character designs.
The first levels and waves of enemies serve as a tutorial in each of the games. You can’t really lose in them yet. Instead, they allow you to learn the game’s mechanics and familiarize yourself with the game.
You can choose from several game modes, of which Adventure is the most popular. In this mode you’ll complete 50 varied levels and finally defeat the final enemy, Dr. Zomboss. There is also a mini-game collection of 20 small casual games, as well as Puzzle and Survival modes. If you manage to complete the game, you’ll unlock another mode; the Zen Garden.
2) Stardew Valley
Did you know that Stardew Valley was programmed by only one person? Eric Barone created a world in which you integrate yourself into a village and build a farm. His main inspiration was the Super Nintendo title Harvest Moon.
But unlike its spiritual predecessor, Stardew Valley is more varied, more beginner-friendly, and more complex. For example, it’s possible to master an extensive fishing mini-game, participate in competitions against the villagers, and mine.
Love is not neglected either. With gifts and nice conversations, you can win the favor of almost any man or woman, get married, and even have children. In addition to cultivating and harvesting fields, you can also raise livestock on your farm and mechanically process raw materials and fruits.
Stardew Valley is a real feel-good game. You don’t have to follow a specific goal, but you can play according to your mood. You can play it slow or fast, concentrate on your farm or enjoy the social aspects.
The next title on our list is both a feast for soccer fans and an excellent game for newcomers to sports games. Thanks to the original licenses, Fifa includes all the real players and teams. The mechanics are easy to learn, and you don’t have to be a soccer player to score goals in this sports simulation. In contrast to genre representatives like Pro Evolution Soccer, the controls are arcade-like and forgiving of small mistakes.
For single-player, there is a career mode in which you can lead your favorite team to the title of world champion. Fifa 23 also introduces women’s football clubs for the first time. The FA Women’s Super League and Division 1 Féminine are included with all players and teams. In total, the latest Fifa game offers you more than 100 authentic stadiums, 700 clubs, and about 19,000 players.
4) Lego Games
The Lego Universe is ideal for beginners for two reasons. Firstly, the game design of the titles is kept simple, so it’s easy to get into the mechanics, and secondly, you have all the major franchises to choose from. There are Harry Potter and Star Wars games as well as Marvel, Jurassic World, Lord of the Rings, and many other genres.
The combat system is always fun and not too difficult. The puzzles aren’t overwhelming either and are a nice change of pace. Lego games are action adventures. The stories often retell the plot of the movies and spice it up with a lot of humor. Like the Lego sets, the gameplay is very creative and family oriented.
If you’ve ever wanted to relive the adventures of Luke Skywalker, Frodo Baggins, Harry Potter, or the Avengers, Lego games are for you.
5) Rayman Legends
Our list of the 10 best PC games for beginners would be incomplete without a good platformer, and we’ve chosen Rayman Legends. The jump’n’run has been enthusiastically received by both critics and the public and is considered by many to be the best title in its genre. As the fifth game in the series, it is the direct sequel to Rayman Origins.
The jumping passages are easy to handle and the game has a decent size with 120 levels. The game design is creative and varied. Each area has its own challenges, enemies, and secrets. Graphically, you can enjoy rich colors and detailed environments. The character models are also done with a lot of love.
Rayman Legends is not only a feast for the eyes but also for the ears. The music in the game sounds stunning and is dynamically tuned to the game’s content. If you haven’t played it yet, you should definitely give this platformer a try.
6) GTA V
The GTA series is probably one of the most famous computer games of all time. And for good reason. Not only do the games offer a huge open world to explore, but the stories and characters are well thought out. While the first installments were very challenging and GTA 2 is considered one of the most difficult games ever, GTA V is extremely beginner friendly.
If you get stuck during a mission, you can simply skip it after a few failed attempts and move on to the next one. So you don’t have to grit your teeth and you can just focus on the story. The story is totally crazy and is told from the point of view of three characters, each of whom you control. Besides the big heists, there are numerous side quests and activities to choose from in Los Santos.
7) Slime Rancher
Slime Rancher has a unique game mechanic. In the games, you raise different types of slime, take care of them, perform maintenance on them, and harvest their valuable plorts. Each slime has its own preferences and needs that you must take into account, as well as individual abilities and characteristics.
The game is played from a first-person perspective with stylish 3D graphics. The world is colorful and imaginatively designed. The gameplay is very calm. This makes the Slime Rancher games ideal for beginners. You can take your time to study your slime creatures and observe their behavior. Everything feels relaxing.
You sell your slimes for Newbucks and use them to buy new equipment or upgrade your farm. Slime species can also be combined, and if you feed one of your creatures the plort of another species, it will grow bigger.
However, you shouldn’t overdo it. As of the fourth different plort, your slime will turn into an aggressive tarr. It will devour anything that gets into its slimy fingers and will need to be sprayed with fresh water to make it harmless.
8) A Hat in Time
The second platform game on our list is A Hat in Time. However, it differs significantly from other representatives of the genre and is reminiscent of Nintendo games from the late 90s and early 00s. Similar to classics like Banjo Kazooie or Super Mario 64, you explore self-contained worlds that are completely at your disposal once you enter them.
There is no pressure to explore. Take as much time as you need to discover every nook and cranny and collect all the collectibles. In the Kickstarter-funded game, you take on the role of Hat Kid, a little girl trying to get home with the help of a spaceship. In battle, you use your umbrella, which doubles as a pogo stick and grappling hook cannon.
A special highlight is the dynamic soundtrack. It’s catchy and always adapts to the gameplay.
9) Child of Light
Like Rayman Legends, Child of Light was developed by Ubisoft and even uses the same graphics engine. This makes the game look fantastic, especially since the level backgrounds are full of detail. But it’s not a platform game, it’s a role-playing game with a fairytale feel. Your character is named Aurora. She’s a young princess who wants to free the kingdom of Lemuria from darkness.
Her enemy, the Black Queen, has stolen all the stars, the sun, and the moon. You’ll now embark on an epic adventure to recover the three sources of light. Along the way, you’ll meet interesting characters and battle monsters and mythical creatures.
With a PEGI rating of 7, the game is also perfectly suitable for children and offers a good introduction to the role-playing genre. The music composed by Coeur de Pirate and the hand-drawn art style create an unforgettable atmosphere. A definite recommendation from us.
10) Assassin’s Creed 2
Fans consider Assassin’s Creed 2 to be the best installment of the franchise. Twelve titles have now been released in the main series, and Assassin’s Creed Mirage is already waiting in the wings. Nevertheless, the story of Ezio Auditore da Firenze remains the audience’s favorite. In contrast to the last ACs from Origin to Valhalla, the second part does without role-playing elements and is therefore much more accessible and simpler.
Even large crowds of enemies are no problem once you master the counter system. With just one keystroke at the right moment, you can one-shot any enemy. This has always been a thorn in the side of hardcore gamers. But if you’re new to the genre and want to focus on the epic story, this will save you from annoying frustration. Because a story as good as the Ezio saga, set in Renaissance Florence, is rare and shouldn’t be missed.
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