In 2021, Newzoo estimates that $180 billion was spent globally on computer games. Three billion people on the planet, that is, about 40% of the population regularly spend time playing video games, and this number continues to grow.
The number of video game lovers is especially high among students. Some get so addicted that they have to pay for essays so they don’t lose their grades in college. And it’s not strange, with each new year the games are more and more interesting and of higher quality.
In this review we will list the games that have a good chance of making or keeping their position as the most popular PC games in 2022:
Starting with a single colony, you have to build an empire, defeat your competitors and gain the title of emperor.
Three development strategies: spy, miner, or warrior. Donates can give a tangible advantage.
The pluses of the game include a wide development tree and quite interesting gameplay.
On the downside – the old engine and as a result, a rather primitive graphics.
Also space, but not a strategy, and “sandbox”, in which you can build spaceships, and stations, as well as explore space objects for new resources again for construction.
There are two modes: creative, allowing you to give free rein to your imagination without risk, and survival, where you must not only search and extract resources, but also monitor your health and food availability.
Eternal Fury Reborn
A colorful game with elements of turn-based strategy on a theme of legends and myths of northern peoples.
You can choose one of three basic characters: mage, archer, or knight. As in other similar games for sustainable development, you can and should create a clan or join an existing one, together with completing tasks.
Donates give advantages, but you can do without them.
The game has good graphics and an unpretentious plot. You can play as one of the presented here races – people or dwarves. There are ample opportunities for level character development.
Battles take place on the principle of games “three in a row” and distinguish this game from all others.
Donations are welcomed by the developers and help with development and battles, but in general, the game does not require a mandatory investment.
Wild Terra 2: New Lands
The game is under development. Now you can get early access for a fee. You start from scratch and develop your character and settlement using crafting technology. You can choose from a variety of professions, a character can become a hunter, tanner, alchemist, or sailor. You can live on the United Continent or go to discover new lands, which the developers promise to update each season.
High-quality “cozy” graphics allows you to comfortably spend hours on end in the game, developing your hero’s skills and building your settlements. But the combat component of the game is present, but not so interesting.
The game is made in the style of fantasy. It is offered to play for different types of undead – vampires, ghosts, lich, banshees, etc.
You can collect an infinite number of weapons, armor, and artifacts that will not only help in upcoming battles but also increase the impact of the character in the development of global events. Tools to create custom content are also promised.
At the moment the game is being prepared for launch, exact dates are unknown.
Single-player gameplay. There are versions for PC and consoles.
As it is easy to guess from the title, the action takes place in the environs of Chernobyl, recreated with 3D scanners. The main character is a scientist searching for a rare chemical element that was formed after the disaster. It is also what the “black stalkers” are looking for here.
The game has five locations. The storyline is non-linear, its development depends on the decisions of the protagonist at key moments. The player has to develop his skills and equip the base.
Battle for the Galaxy
Pretty simple browser-based game with an emphasis on the development of your forces and the capture of alien territories. You start at a station on a single planet. Very soon you’ll need additional resources for development, which can only be obtained in battle.
Battles are automatic, you can only choose a landing site and a priority target for each unit. Easy to control game attracts attention to beautiful graphics and well-matched musical accompaniment. It’s also completely free.
Online role-playing game developed based on GTA San Andreas.
Here there is a realistic image of the city and a variety of models of cars, including domestic. The player chooses a profession for his character and then passes the quests, increasing its level of influence. You can become a leader of the criminal world, or, conversely, beat crime in the role of the police.
Today, everyone can easily find a game to their liking. You do not need to buy an expensive program with megadetalized graphics and sophisticated gameplay. If you want to have a good time, it’s often enough to play a free browser or client game and have a good time while interacting and communicating with thousands of like-minded people around the world online.
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