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The 10 best PC games of 2016

From Battlefield 1 to XCOM 2, these PC games stood out among the pack in 2016.


14 great PC games you might have missed in 2016

These stellar, smaller-profile PC games from 2016 are worth seeking out.

Battlefield 1 - They Shall Not Pass

This week in games: Battlefield adds the French, Overwatch teases 2017, and Crytek's in trouble

Plus: Crypt of the Necrodancer announces a "DLC Prequel," Mafia III adds more DLC that should've already been in the game, and more. This is gaming news for December 19 through 23.

Steam Winter Sale

Steam's massive annual Winter Sale kicks off with steep game deals, awards voting

It's like Gabe Newell squeezed down your chimney to bring you a bunch of the year's best games. And that's weird, because I don't even have a chimney.

Logitech G231

Logitech G231 Prodigy review: One more budget-friendly headset among many

Logitech's G231 is a decent entry-level headset, but it doesn't do much to shake up the budget-friendly end of the market.

Razer Kraken V2

Razer Kraken V2 review: Two headsets, one leap forward

Despite being as bulky as ever, the 2016 Kraken arrives packed with improvements—and is the best showing this line has had in a long time.

HyperX Cloud Stinger

HyperX Cloud Stinger review: Solid entry-level audio is cheaper than ever

HyperX might have just undercut its widely acclaimed $100 Cloud headset with this $50 budget entry.

Batman - The Telltale Series

Batman - The Telltale Series review: Wayne-ing interest

Hypothesis: The more beloved and well-known the source material, the more disappointing the Telltale adaptation. It's starting to look like a pattern with Batman - The Telltale Series.

Age of Empires II: Rise of the Rajas

This week in games: Free Ubisoft games galore, a new Age of Empires 2 expansion, and more

Plus: Sam Lake sings Bowie, a Reddit user gets Doom running on a digital keyboard key, Hitman cribs a holiday mission from Home Alone, and Planet Coaster receives a snowy expansion. This is gaming news for December 12 through 16.

Best gaming mouse: Find your perfect match

We put a small herd of mice through their paces so you can find the best one for your needs.


Breakaway preview: Amazon's first game blends basketball with the MOBA genre

It's kind of like Spartacus, the Black Knight, Morgan Le Fay, and Anne Bonny got together to play a pick-up game in Atlantis, or something.

For Honor

For Honor preview: Fierce fighting hides a surprisingly delicate dance

For Honor's Samurai versus Knights versus Vikings premise is bizarre, but the more we play the more we find hidden depths to its combat—almost like it's borrowing the best aspects of fighting games. Interesting.

Dead RIsing 4

Dead Rising 4 review: Slay ride

Fans of Dead Rising will lament everything this latest Christmas-themed sequel has lost, but it's still a pleasant-enough time for those who want a mindless zombie-killing sandbox.

Atari 2600 in Minecraft

This week in games: Battlefield 1 gets a Grenade Crossbow and someone builds an Atari 2600 in Minecraft

Plus Sean Bean finds out he died in the Civilization VI trailer, Fallout gets the pinball treatment, and Rare shows off Sea of Thieves. This is gaming news for December 5 through 9.

Halo 5

Halo 5: Forge's multiplayer is now more accessible on PC with a new custom game browser

Halo 5: Forge launched over the summer and brought Halo multiplayer to PC—but only if you had friends to team up with. The new server browser should fix that issue.