Most gamers have experienced some days like this in their lives, after a day of hard work when they are tired, they just want to relax and let all that frustration out. For such evenings, a good mission game is the most perfect pick. Mission games are nothing but games that gives players multiple missions or quests to complete in-game while delivering a well-written story or various small series of stories. Mission games pull you away from reality and set you in a sci-fi or fantasy world full of wonder. They make you play as the protagonist of the story. To reach your destination, you must walk through a road filled with amazing adventure-driven missions. Here are the best mission games for PC:
1. Grand Theft Auto 5
Winner of the 2013 “Game of the Year” and developed by Rockstar. There are some missions in GTA 5 that are truly unforgettable. The dark but comic story, immense attention to detail, and unbelievable level of interaction with the world make the fifth major installment in the series, the best one ever. Many of the missions won’t be done alone, as there are three main protagonists you could play as – Michael, Trevor, and Franklin. The missions of setting up and doing the Heists are the biggest and boldest missions available in the game. Your decisions while formulating a plan for these heists dictate the outcome. GTA franchise has always made consistent improvements but, GTA 5 is one of the best mission games for computers.
2. Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt
Get ready to set on a fantastic adventure as you play Geralt of Rivia on his long search for his lost lover Yennefer and his daughter Ciri. The fantasy world of the Witcher 3 is divided into 6 major regions, here players will be carrying out an abundance of missions and side missions. After every thrilling main mission, you will be interrupted by many side quests. Some of the side quests open up intriguing situations and actions for you to do. Secret turf wars, assassination missions, making dubious alliances, are all full of great story and action. The deep roleplaying, content-rich story, and satisfying combat offered by the game make its missions spectacular!
3. Hitman 3
No one does assassinations better than our emotionally detached and ruthless Agent 47. All six maps are placed in different environments and are filled with immense possibilities for Agent 47 to eliminate the target. The brilliantly set atmosphere by the detailed maps is tangible through the screen. The limitless possibilities to assassinate your target is at your disposal. Your sole mission is to assassinate your target by any means possible. This allows you to execute your missions in the way that you want to, with minimal restrictions. If you solely looking for missions, Hitman 3 is the best PC mission game.
4. Red Dead Redemption 2
Red Dead Redemption 2 is Rockstar’s most ambitious and well-made game yet. You will be overwhelmed by the sheer amount of characters to meet, so many things to do, and many outlandish missions to accomplish. The staggering attention to detail by the studio makes you feel like you are actually doing everything in the game. The main story missions are filled with intense shootouts, bank robberies, heists, and fast-paced chases. These also tell you more about the wild west-themed world and new side hustles to earn some cash!
5. Assassin’s Creed Odyssey
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is set in one of the oldest time periods in Assassin’s Creed history. This time it is set in Greece, the map is full of picturesque locations with breathtaking views. You can either play as Alexios or Kassandra, the mercenary siblings. In all the missions and open-world quests, you can choose your playstyle- as a good person who doesn’t kill if he has to or a ruthless bloodthirsty mercenary. The missions you must do are no small feats, leveling up and defeating foes is the name of the game. Odyssey is sure to make you feel like a demigod!
6. Shadow of the Tomb Raider
If you haven’t played any of the Tomb Raider games and have just watched the (horrible) film adaptation, don’t think that the games are so dull as well. The missions include solving intricate puzzles in tombs is genuinely hard work but satisfying. You need to be careful as there are brutal traps in these tombs. The game feels like a PC horror game during periods of extreme tension before fights. The enemy types are varied and you must know their moves to survive. Guns blazing approach is not appreciated every time, stealth is much more favored by the game and so stealth tactics are designed exceptionally well.
7. Watch Dogs 2
Watch Dogs 2 is a masterpiece! you don’t need to play the first one but it will be worth it. In Watch Dogs 2, you have the ability to hack almost everything, more so in Watch Dogs: Legion. The missions are fantastic and one of a kind as hacking technology is a major part of the game. You use your hacking skills to create a blackout in the city for an escape, hack traffic signs and steam pipes. You can complete missions by just hacking and not even being in the area or you can infiltrate and use massive firepower.
8. Farcry 5
Become the deputy sheriff of Hope County, Montana where cults are breeding and brainwashing the people. It won’t be an easy job because you are alone and the zealot antagonist, Joseph Seed has an army of his own. Well, it won’t be fun if it was too easy. Farcry 5 puts you in an enormous map of rural America, where you will do a lot of cleaning up as the sheriff. Get ready to get your hands dirty with missions filled with brutal action to uproot murderous cults. While you can be a one-man-army deputy, you could also recruit NPCs to help you in missions.
9. God of War (2018)
Unlike the previous God of War games where there was a great story and bloody combat, this new series also has a new heart. To add to that, RPG mechanics have been added to the game. Equipping different armor, runes, etc. affects your stats in meaningful ways and will impact your brutal battles with bosses. The new standard weapon for Kratos is a badass magical ax. The combat powered with the Levithian ax and of course, Kratos lethal fists is insanely satisfying. The missions will have you travel through the nine surreal realms inspired by Norse mythology slaying many demigods and gods.
10. Batman: Arkham Knight
Become the dark knight and take on the streets of Gotham in this finale of the story that began with the first game Arkham Asylum in 2009. Batman: Arkham Knight has a highly refined map of Gotham. The missions and side missions you play as the world’s greatest detective are filled with well-developed, fluid action and a mysterious, driven story with a lot of characters from Gotham. As you complete your missions to stop Scarecrow’s dark plot, there will be many other villains to defeat who have decided to take advantage of the situation.
11. Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor
Descent into the “Lord of the rings” world of Middle-earth. Your main mission is to kill or mind-control (introduced in the latter half of the game) Uruk captains and ultimately the four Warchiefs to save the human world. The combat in the game is as smooth as in the Batman games- which is amazing, plus the supernatural powers are insanely cool! But unlike the Batman game, you eliminate your enemies brutally with gory satisfying killer moves. Your victory and death have a greater meaning in this game. Winning a fight gives you awesome loot but dying, increases your killer’s rank and power greatly.
12. Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales
The first-ever Miles Morales game was released in 2020 and was instantly a big hit. The sequel delivers gameplay and storytelling better than the first game. The missions will have you swinging across New York City gracefully and in style and the epic fights are beautifully vivid. Miles bioelectricity ability adds a new variety of attacks to combat and is a visual treat every time you use them. Missions in the latter half are really heated and the boss fights feature iconic villains. The Christmas season in the game is especially noteworthy, as it shows a mesmerizing NYC covered in snow.
13. Mafia 3
Mafia 3 captures the raw atmosphere of America after the Vietnam war, and the game’s soundtrack only adds to it. As Lincoln Clay, you will complete a variety of thrilling and heart-pounding missions. You will be familiar with the structure of the side missions from other open-world PC games but the main story missions are superb and original. So much so that these remarkable main missions create unforgettable moments for the players. Your decisions and actions highly matter in the game and will impact the story’s ending.
14. The Last of Us 2
You can’t enjoy Naughty Dog’s out-of-the-world masterpiece without playing the first game. Both are literal masterpieces and the second part only gets better. It is impossible to talk about the greatness of this game’s story (and talented voice actors who breathed life into it), without giving spoilers. To say it in a few words, the journey and the stories you will encounter in this game are unparalleled by all the games in this list and more. Fighting gangs and mutated zombies in a breathtaking yet deserted post-apocalyptic world delivers a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
15. Fallout 4
Fallout 4 captivates the post-nuclear war environment superbly. The vast world of post-apocalyptic Boston, now called ”The Commonwealth“ is filled with missions, side missions, and a dark, radiation-filled world to explore and farm. You must be careful while talking to NPCs as a wrong option might close a rewarding mission series. The missions in this game are not restrictive and let you dictate the outcome of your story. But the game heavily emphasizes exploration to discover new materials, which in turn give you better items when crafted.
16. Saints Row 4
Did you ever want to play as Superman in an open-world game and complete missions as if they were a piece of cake? Well, Saints Row 4 brings you just that with minor tweaks. Here you are the president of the US with superpowers. As absurd as it sounds it is three times more fun! With near invincibility, you can clear out enemies quickly so it might get boring during the end. But what keeps you hooked is the absurdity and ridiculous situations of the missions. That added with cool powers makes the game a real joy to play.
17. Dishonored 2
Dishonored 2 is an accomplished sequel of the first installment and much more. The game is set 15 years after the events of the first game, in a beautiful fantasy world. With mind-blowing depth to every mission, the ability to play it your way, and spectacular dark powers, Dishonored 2 makes for dazzling yet action-packed gameplay. You can choose to either play as Emily Kaldwin or Corvo Attano, her father and protagonist of the first game. Both have the same basic moves but later their dark powers are quite distinct.
18. Mass Effect: Andromeda
Wanted an interstellar experience to escape pandemic? You could have a virtual one with Mass Effect: Andromeda. Here you play as one of the pioneers thrown into action in a new galaxy. The story missions in the game allow you to take really serious decisions which have specific consequences. The weapons feel smooth and feel fantastic to use during all the missions. The jump-jet gives combat a whole new dimension, which perfectly suits the space-themed game.
19. Max Payne 3
The final installment of Max Payne brings in a new map and deadlier missions. A lot of cut scenes are going on in the game but, they blend in smoothly with the aggressive combat. The shootouts during missions are spectacular, thanks to Max’s two abilities “Shoot Dodge” and “Bullet Time”. The environment is completely destructible which makes the gameplay explosively fun. All this gameplay in missions combines with the narrative and gives the players a genuinely great story to enjoy.
20. Yakuza: Like a Dragon
The hilarious yet brutal action in the Yakuza games was always a major highlight of the series. What’s new is the turn-based fighting system, a great and tremendous variety of enemy types. With four characters in your team, gives you more than enough power to destroy those thugs and rival gangs, if you deploy them strategically. Yakuza: Like a Dragon, plays out like an action-based RPG mission game with many fun elements. The missions are not easy since you are playing as an ex-Yakuza member but during the endgame, they get even more gruesome.