Hayden DingmanGames Reporter, PCWorld

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htc vive

The best VR games for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift

The best VR games for the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift aren't all games—some of them are jaw-dropping virtual reality experiences, too.

Ghost Recon: Wildlands - Sam Fisher

This week in games: PUBG ransomware, Splinter Cell infiltrates Ghost Recon, SteamSpy ends

Plus: Worlds Adrift finally takes aim at Early Access, Warcraft III goes widescreen, Destiny 2 teases its second expansion, and CCP swears Project Nova is alive. This is gaming news for April 9 to 13.

Assassin's Creed: Origins - The Curse of the Pharaohs

The Curse of the Pharaohs DLC for Assassin's Creed: Origins is Assassin's Creed at its best

"Egypt is under attack by mummies!" sounds like a bad setup, but Assassin's Creed: Origins Curse of the Pharaohs is a thoughtful, intriguing, and—above all—immensely creative expansion.

Radical Heights

Hands-on: Radical Heights is a free battle royale game oozing '80s neon and early access bugs

Boss Key's Radical Heights is like Battlegrounds mixed with a video game adaptation of The Running Man, but the early access release feels like it's in pre-pre-pre-alpha state.

realMyst: Masterpiece Edition

Every Myst game is being rereleased for its 25th anniversary, with a real Linking Book

Cyan's preparing to re-release all five Myst games (seven if you include Uru and realMyst) later this year, but backing through Kickstarter can also get you a "working" Linking Book and more.

Middle Earth: Shadow of War

This week in games: Free copies of Crusader Kings II, Shadow of War removes loot boxes

Plus: Path of Exile becomes a battle royale game, Assassin's Creed: Origins adds cheat codes, Lawbreakers developer Boss Key teases a new project, Shaq Fu is resurrected, and more. This is gaming news for April 2 to 6.

skyrim vr dragon

Skyrim VR review: Staring down life-sized dragons is terrifying

Few other VR games rival Skyrim VR's epic scope and scale, but dated graphics and bolted-on VR interface issues are an arrow to the knee.

HTC Vive Pro

HTC Vive Pro review: Virtual reality without the rough, blurry edges

The HTC Vive Pro pushes VR forward with a higher resolution and improvements that debuted in the Vive Deluxe Audio Strap, but at $800 for the headset alone it's likely to remain niche.

PC Building Simulator

PC Building Simulator might be one of the most important DIY enthusiast tools ever created

PC Building Simulator shows DIY novices how to build computers, and lets enthusiasts geek out vicariously with dream systems.

Red Faction: Guerrilla Re-Mars-Stered

This week in games: Red Faction Guerrilla gets 'Re-Mars-Stered,' de_dust2 appears in Far Cry 5

Plus: new trailers for Pillars of Eternity II, BattleTech, and a Mark of the Ninja remaster. Oh, and free copies of Spec Ops: The Line (for a limited time). This is gaming news for March 26 to 30.

Tobii Eye Tracking - VR

Tobii's eye-tracking tech is niche on PCs, but makes virtual reality feel like magic

Integrated into a VR headset, Tobii’s eye-tracking technology is a godsend. I got the chance to demo a unit at GDC. This is what it was like.


Cyan’s brief Firmament demo feels like Myst without the Myst name

We explore the first 15 minutes of Firmament, the new game by the creators of Myst and Obduction.

Dying Light: Bad Blood

Dying Light: Bad Blood is more 'battle' than 'battle royale,' but it’s still a ton of fun

Dying Light's standalone 'Bad Blood' six-person expansion is probably the weirdest battle royale spin-off so far, but it features the excellent parkour-and-melee combo that made Dying Light popular.

Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5 review: Rocket's red glare

Far Cry 5 offers a fun, vivid take on rural Americana, but doesn't dig into the questions its Montana setting raises.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

This week in games: Elder Scrolls Online heads to Summerset, Modern Warfare 2 remaster rumors

Plus: Ubisoft shakes Vivendi, Epic releases Paragon's assets, and there's a new project in the works from the developers of What Remains of Edith Finch. This is gaming news for March 19 to 23.