All over the world, there is common thinking that something paid for has more value than a similar item given out for free. This also applies to games. Many gamers would rather pay for a game than play the free one. Most of these paid games are still affordable, so you have no issues with taking some dollars off your bank account. To give you better accessibility to top paid games from the thousands available online, we have put together the 20 best-paid games for PC. So, you should start getting ready to spend and play. Let’s get into it!
1. Forza Horizon 4
This 2018 racing game makes it to the top of our list because you get to enjoy every penny you put into it. The fourth installation in the Forza Horizon series is set in a fictionalized environment very similar to Great Britain. If you’ve ever been to Great Britain, you may recognize some places when racing against other vehicles. With over 670 licensed cars, you can live your fantasy of driving in your favorite sports car. Forza Horizon 4 also features a route creator that allows you to customize your races. With the money you make from winning races, you can decide to buy in-game houses and unlock new vehicles and other items. There’s an offline mode, so you don’t have to be connected all the time, and you can either choose to play solo or compete in an exciting multiplayer mode.
2. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
Although a bit old, the 2004 action-adventure game is still one of the best-paid games you can play on PC. This game provides an interactive environment for players to enjoy. It tells the story of Carl Johnson, a gangster who ends up in trouble after returning home because of his mother’s death. You get to partake in street gang rivalries, riots, and pandemics, just like how life was in Los Angeles in the early 1990s. This game also features several mini-games to keep you on your seat.
3. Dead Island
I told you that this list was going to be made of games you probably haven’t tried out. Dead Island is a horror game where you have to fight to survive the horde of zombies that have taken over the world. Your goal is to escape the fictional island of Banoi before the zombies eat your brains. Dead Island has a fantastic storyline. Many people praised the game after the initial criticism it got when the trailer was released. You can also find some spin-offs offs of Dead Island online such as Escape Dead Island and Dead Island: Riptide.
4. Halo: The Master Chief Collection
If you’ve ever played one of the installations in the Halo series, you will know how mind-blowing this action game is. What if I told you that you could get almost everything in one game? Halo: The Master Chief Collection has six Halo games including Halo: Reach and Halo 4. Get ready to begin your journey through this incredible saga. You can either play solo or in multiplayer mode in all six games in the collection. When Halo: The Master Chief Collection is finally completed in 2020 (with Halo 4), there will be over 120 multiplayer maps.
5. Dead by Daylight
Dead by Daylight puts a different twist on horror games. Five people are to play this multiplayer game. One of the players takes on the role of the murderer, while the other four try to survive. You could just imagine running away from your friend who’s trying to kill you. You’re playing from the third-person perspective, so you’re more aware of your surroundings, and can escape more easily than in the first-person perspective. It sounds easy when you read it, but your heart may just jump out of your chest when you begin to play.
6. Forza Motorsport 7
With over 700 cars in the gallery, you can never run out of car options in Forza Motorsport 7. This car racing game which was developed by Turn 10 studios might just keep you from eating all day. Also, you have over 200 configurations to race on and over 30 launching locations. Apart from the newly-added locations, many of them come from other Forza Motorsport games including a street circuit in Dubai in Forza Motorsport 6 and Motor Valley Raceway in Forza Motorsport 4. This game received positive reviews from game critics around the world. There’s no way you’ll not enjoy this.
7. Streets of Rage 4
With a near 5-star rating, Streets of Rage 4 will keep you grinning. This game, also known as Bare Knuckle in Japan, has excellent gameplay and a great soundtrack. Although the visuals look hand-drawn, they aren’t bad at all. You get to meet characters like Blaze, Axel, and Adam, as they clean up the streets and take care of criminals who are disrupting the peace of the city. Join these veterans as they team up to fight for the city with new moves and a badass soundtrack keeping you motivated to do the right thing. Be careful though, the criminals may kill you first.
8. Wasteland 2
Post-apocalyptic games always make you imagine what the world is going to look like when everything finally ends. This sequel to 1988’s Wasteland has even more interesting features. The nuclear war which took place between the Soviet Union and the United States in 1998, wiped out a lot of people on the earth. After one of the desert rangers (people tasked with helping survivors in the desert and beyond) died a gruesome death, you’re given a mission to find out who killed him and why. Also, you have to complete Ace’s mission: finding out the source of a radio signal speaking of man and machine becoming one.
9. Battlefield 4
This first-person shooter video game is the 13th installment in the Battlefield series. Although the game was criticized for its short single-player mode, it received a lot of praise for its interesting storyline, graphics, and multiplayer mode. There’s a map that shows you where to go, and also a wide variety of weapons available for you. Also, you can customize your weapons with weapon attachments and unique skins to change the appearance (serve as a camouflage). The singleplayer campaign is very different from the multiplayer. Your objective is to identify enemies and attack hostiles in your line of sight.
10. Sea of Thieves
Ever thought about why pirates do what they do? Or dreamt about having an adventure out on the sea? Sea of Thieves gives you a first-class pirate experience. You’re going to sail the waters, looting, and exploring areas you never dreamt of seeing. There are various objectives you need to accomplish, and there are no set roles. So, you can approach other characters in the game however you want to. On the sea, you’ll meet several other crews who will either be your friends or your biggest enemies.
Minecraft is a very unique game that has been ranked as the best in many categories. Although when you look at pictures of the game, all you see are block characters that do not look so attractive, the game is much more than that. The freedom this game gives you is what makes it even better. You can find raw materials, make tools, and build an entire country in the creative mode. Here, there’s no limit to what you can do. Players can modify anything in the game to create whatever they want. In the survival mode, you must maintain health and make sure the world you build is not falling apart.
12. Age of Empires 2
The first strategy video game on this list, Age of Empires 2, is a bit old, but it still has the magic. This game contains 5 campaigns based on historical events. Set in the middle ages, the game provides up to 13 civilizations which you have to manage. Your mission is to gather materials from various parts of the world and use them to create the civilization of your dreams. Build towns, cities, armies, and weapons, and defeat any enemy that stands in your way. Remember that your goal is to keep your world alive. So, you cannot fail.
13. Gears Tactics
This fast-paced strategy game has a very interesting story-line. You’re playing as a soldier, Gabe Diaz. You have to organize and build your troops, making sure that none of them are lost in the war. Rescue them when possible, and keep leading by example. You and your squad are to locate and capture the leader of the Locust army, a monster, Ukkon. Of course, everyone who works for Ukkon is also a monster, so you will not be getting him so easily. You’re going to experience a new world as a leader. Try to defeat these bosses that may sometimes defy your battle strategies.
14. ARK: Survival Evolved
From the title of the game, you can tell that the game is all about survival. You either play as a man or woman stranded on an island known as ARK. You have to do something, or you die. You must find food, harvest, find shelter, make clothes, research on technologies, and keep living. With the resources in your environment, you’re to build a world for yourself. You will also find strange animals like dinosaurs and other creatures that you can breed and tame, or kill. When you find other players, you can either choose to team up with them and try to escape the island, or prey on them to survive and be on top of the chain.
15. Deep Rock Galactic
With a complete 10-star rating on Steam, Deep Rock Galactic is one badass game you would love to play. This first-person shooter game features hundreds of alien monsters, scary caves, and some crazy space dwarves. Your objective is to drill your way out of this massive case system filled with dangerous creatures that will eat you if they catch you. Deep Rock Galactic teaches team spirit. Without working together with your team, you won’t be able to escape the caves. Keep destroying everything around you until you’ve reached your goal.
We all used to think all survival games require you to kill your oppressors. Undertale is different. You find yourself underground, in the monsters’ world. Your objective is to find your way out, or else you remain there forever. In Undertale, you don’t have to kill. You can become friends with the bosses and negotiate your way out of danger in many scenarios. This game has a unique battle system that may just keep you alive if you do things right. Also, there are some dogs in the monster world. We never know how many.
17. Final Fantasy 9
Final Fantasy IX was released over 2 decades ago, and it is still one of the best video games you will ever play on PC. The game focuses on the capture of a princess from the castle. Unknowingly to her captors, Zidane and the Tantalus Theater Troupe, she has been yearning to leave the castle for a long time. She and her guard set out with her captors and begin to learn new things that will change their lives forever. Characters are equipped with abilities, and they can learn to combine two pieces of equipment to make stronger ones. This game also features various mini-games for you to enjoy.
18. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
In the action-adventure game, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, you’re to battle enemies on various missions, either as Captain John Price, Sergeant John ‘Soap’ MacTavish, or other characters in the game. You have access to various weapons and sophisticated technology that will help you defeat your enemies. You have to be fast and accurate when coordinating land and airstrikes, else you may lose a limb.
19. State of Decay 2: Juggernaut Edition
What happens when the dead rise again and civilization crumbles? This game focuses on a world after the zombie apocalypse. You have to find other survivors and rebuild civilization. You get to make all the decisions about how everything happens. You pick who will come with you on a hunt, who to keep in your community and who to kick out, and people who will fight off attacking zombies.
20. Plague Inc.: Evolved
This very realistic high-strategy game will keep you glued to your PC. It features over 10 different diseases that could infect the world, a multiplayer mode where you and your opponent fight for world dominance when both plagues hit the earth, and mind-blowing 3D graphics that show every minute detail. You’re going to bring about the end of the world, and you must adapt.