Nowadays, PC games are almost a main way of having fun in the free time. When you finish your long day of work, you just want to boot your PC and get right into your game. However, we have varied games with different thematics and setting, but games about killing were always the most popular. Today, we are going to talk about the games that include killing, but not necessarily an excessive amount of violence, although killing IS violence. If you want to engage in dangerous combat sections and let your killer instinct shine, the list of best killing PC games is below.
The main essence of this game is killing in order to survive. No wonder that this game is the biggest MMO game of this year, with more players than GTA V, CSGO, and even WoW. So, why is this game so great? Well, because it really puts you out of your comfort zone by landing you in a big, open area with dozens of other players. You don’t have any weapon or armor and you have to find it yourself in order to survive. The same rules apply to the other players and this turns into a kill-or-be-killed game, which really creates that tension and atmosphere. PUBG is second to none when it comes to killing.
2. Friday the 13th: The Game
If you watched the movie series, you know that Friday the 13th: The Game is a violent and brutal game. And let me tell you that you are right! The game is based on the aforementioned movie series where the players try to escape the island one way or another. However, the island is a home of Jason, who is a ruthless killer and would do anything just to cut your head off or break your spine into pieces. If you are lucky, you can also become Jason and hunt down the other player on the server. The game is very fun, especially when played with friends.
3. Call of Duty WW2
When there is a war, there is a killing. Simple as that. Call of Duty WW2 marks a great return to the series with its newest release this year. Many praise this game for being a great singleplayer game, but also multiplayer, but there are those who dislike it. If you ask me, Call of Duty WW2 is one of the best COD games ever! It has a fantastic singleplayer campaign, multiplayer is stellar and the graphics are solid. However, Activision ruined its multiplayer a little bit with the loot boxes, but that’s the topic for another article.
4. Battlefield 1
Battlefield 1 is by no means a game that you can miss! If you want to spend quality hours with some game before New Year, then Battlefield 1 is a great choice. Unlike Call of Duty WW2, Battlefield 1 focuses on the most brutal war ever- WW1. I’m glad that EA and Dice listen to the fans and finally got to quench our thirst. Battlefield 1 is a worthy return on the franchise, especially after Battlefield Hardline which was a disappointment in my eyes.
5. Dark Souls 3
If one game beat my ass over and over again, it’s Dark Souls 3. You can play any game you want and finish it on the highest difficulty, but not Dark Souls 3. In fact, Dark Souls 3 offers a single, devastating difficulty that will haunt your scariest nightmares. It gives that sense of loneliness, especially because its artwork is dark and gothic. You know the drill in these games; there is a certain amount of levels and at the end of each level is a boss that needs to be defeated. It sounds simple, but it’s bloody hard. Screw your, Dark Souls 3!
Overwatch is Blizzard’s magnum opus when it comes to FPS games. After series of strategy and RPG games, Blizzard decided to greet us with Overwatch and the result is fantastic! Overwatch is a multiplayer FPS game that is hero-based. This means that you are prompted to chose between various heroes in the game and play versus the other players. Thankfully, Blizzard offers a wide variety of those bad boys so you can easily tailor them to your playstyle and enjoy the game.
Oh, how can I forget this game? When it comes to killing, DOOM will give you a sweet taste of demon’s blood in your mouth. Now we are talking! DOOM represents the finest example of how an FPS game should be done. No bullshit, no long cutscenes, and no boring conversations. DOOM goes straight to the point. Grab the gun, kill the demon, defeat the boss and get the fuck out of there. You can now wield several weapons, enjoy the fast-paced gameplay and do some glory kills. It brings back that old-school feeling and that’s why you’ll like.
Games like Dark Souls 3 and Bloodborne are very hard and now we have Nioh. Nioh is one of those games that either make it or break it, You’re gonna love this game or you are going to hate it and talk crap about it, but let me warn you- it’s bloody good! It’s a game that’s hard to understand, but the main plot revolves around William, an Irishman who came to Japan in search of Amrita, a mystical golden stone. However, there are real-life characters that existed in the Samurai era, including William and Hanzo Hattori. It’s a challenging, but very interesting game to play.
9. Killing Floor 2
Why is Killing Floor 2 on our list? Well, first because it has a word “Killing” in it, so that means that there IS killing after all? Yes. And another reason is that this game is great! Killing Floor 2 is a game meant to be played with your friend or friends. You can play it alone, but killing zombies is very fun when it’s done together. In this game, you’re going to use various weapons in order to defend yourself and the game can be really challenging at times. If you liked Left 4 Dead, Killing Floor 2 might be a good game for you. If you don’t like zombies, then don’t even bother playing it.
10. Fallout 4
Fallout 4 is a great open-world game. It looks beautiful, the sound design is stellar and the gameplay is smoother than ever. But, this game is very cool because of the enemies and NPCs that are in-game. First, you begin with your wife being killed and the child abducted and the moments after that, you grab your weapon and go on a venture to find your son. The game does more than just following a story but lets you explore the world and do some side quests. Pretty cool, huh?
11. Payday 2
Although Payday 2 is a popular game, I still think it’s a little underrated. Payday 2 brings its gameplay and the whole concept to a whole new level. The game basically lets you rob certain objects and collect as much money as you can while you fight with the police to escape. However, Payday 2 is much more than that, and can really make you think tactically and do mission stealth way, which is also very challenging. Either way, it’s a great multiplayer game.
12. Hitman (2016)
Hitman went with a different approach last year and introduced the open-world missions and levels. I was skeptical at first, but this concept works flawlessly here. As Hitman is all about killing your target, this approach lets you finish your missions in various ways. You can approach from several entries, use disguise to get past the guards or just kill your target “accidentally” like nothing happened. Hitman is a very challenging, yet very rewarding experience. Oh, and it has a solid story, so singleplayer games will live a little bit longer.
13. Manhunt 2
Manhunt 2 is a filthy, dirty and terrifying experience. I will warn you that this game isn’t for everyone’s stomach. Seriously, Manhunt 2 raises video game violence to a whole new level, introducing executions that will make your stomach twist and beg for mercy. This psychological horror blends stealth elements with some brutal killing that you can only see in this game. You can now smash heads with a hammer, use a bag to kill the enemy, use syringe, pistol, shotgun, scissors and much more. Get ready for a dose of sickness!
14. GTA V
GTA V took the 14th spot on our list, but what can we do… that’s life! This popular game can pride itself on having beautiful visuals, nice voice acting, amazing characters, good story and almost perfect optimization. This game runs flawlessly and with the in-game world being so beautiful, you can now enjoy the game even on weaker PCs. GTA V offers three new playable characters and they are pretty badass. Oh, and there is a lot of killing here, especially if you play with Trevor. That lunatic is not to be messed with!
15. Max Payne 3
Once upon a time, Max Payne was released. It was the year of 2001 and guess what? This game was way ahead of its time. This game kickstarted the whole series which eventually lead to Max Payne 3. For this game, the series shifted from a dark setting of New York to Brazil. Needless to say, don’t expect any less action from this game; it’s still a good, old Max Payne and he is here to kick everybody’s ass. Grab this game now, it’s just a few dollars!
16. ARMA 3
ARMA 3 speeds the pace down and introduces a different gameplay style than the other games on this list. It’s a tactical shooter which focus is on realism, real-life physics, and amazing visuals. It’s not strange that the game has numerous expansion packs and a huge fan base around the world. ARMA 3 is great for both singleplayer and multiplayer, so if you would like to play with your friend, I suggest you try ARMA 3 Apex. European developers continue to prove that they are a valuable asset in the gaming industry.
Warface is a free-to-play game and it surely isn’t an extraordinary effort, but it’s still worth your time. Being a free game, Warface offers pretty nice graphics and great gameplay. Warface is created using CryEngine and it’s strange to see a game so optimized, that works well on all PCs. Gameplay-wise, it’s a standard military shooter that offers both co-op campaign and PvP matches. As I said, nothing too fancy, but killing is here and it’s satisfying. No, I’m not a serial killer.
18. Borderlands 2
Borderlands 2 is a well-known open-world shooting game. This game has everything that you need for such game. A beautiful open world, RPG elements, shooting and of course, killing bad guys. Borderlands 2 offers a lot of killing; literally. It will not let you rest your fingers on the mouse for longer than three minutes and you’ll be in action constantly. Killing the enemies, looting them and upgrading your characters and weapons. Regardless of this, Borderlands 2 is a very fun game that offers some grinding here and there.
19. Wolfenstein: The New Order
Wolfenstein: The New Order is an underrated game. It’s a linear shooter that offers nothing more than a singleplayer campaign, but don’t let that fool you. B.J Blazkowicz is back once again to kick Nazis in the nuts and we have a brand new story here. The Nazis have taken control of the world and our hero is here to cleanse those bastards and erase every single Nazi from the earth. Although Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus is out, I still prefer the sweet taste of The New Order.
Minecraft is a great game for kids, but it features killing. Although the killing isn’t that gory and graphical like in some games, Minecraft still includes it. The pixelated graphics and simple animations make the game look less mature on the outside, but the gameplay makes it very mature on the inside. Minecraft is a survival game that focuses on gathering resources, creating shelters and killing in order to survive. I suggest you play multiplayer for this game, but singleplayer is also good. Watch out for Herobrine… just to warn you!