In many different angles, light games are better and more attractive than high-profile titles. They may be small budget products created by one person or a small team of developers but offer players unique experiences not found in games that focus on graphics eye-catching graphics.
In fact, the best light games will focus on the story and the gameplay more strongly. This article summarizes the best light games for PC today. Many titles appear in the best games on PC, like Return of the Obra Dinn, Disco Elysium or Stardew Valley.
Celeste is the latest game from developer Matt Makes Games. The game is the journey of the protagonist Madeline to the top of the famous Celeste mountain. Along the way, we will gradually understand her emotional troubles, as well as the colorful cast of characters she meets along the way. However, Celeste is not an adventure game. Instead, Madeline climbs mountains with simple jumping and gliding mechanics but is extremely creative and smooth.
Like a goofy mix of action, puzzle and shooting. My Friend Pedro doesn’t quite fall into any game genre, and the bizarre storytelling only makes it all the more unique. You will be tasked by a talking banana and go to eliminate the evil crime bosses.
While the enemy barely moves, they can still destroy you in a split second. To counter this, you have a time-slow ability that allows for shooting acrobatics like in the Matrix’s fantasy movie.
Outer Wilds is a space adventure game and you are stuck in a 22-minute time loop. Each time this cycle is reset, you will return to the original position but retain all the knowledge learned in the previous cycles. Your mission is to uncover the secrets of an ancient race and find out why you’re trapped in a time loop. You will travel from planet to planet to chat with other astronauts and explore the ruins here. It would help if you memorized everything you learn to unravel the plot of this game.
Minecraft stands out not only for its creative way of saying it, but also for its unique aesthetic. You can do whatever you like, from building a house, raising livestock, farming, or simply riding animals around the large map in this game. With extremely diverse gameplay, you will be caught up in the daily activities in the game created by yourself without having to follow anyone’s rules. Overall, Minecraft has created a new and open world with never-before-seen creations, greatly influencing many later games.
Kentucky Route Zero is a modern adventure game where decisions and dialogue drive your progress. Kentucky Route Zero has strange gameplay, not focusing too much on puzzles or actions but instead faithfully recreating the situation and character psychological developments. Therefore, fully understand the meaning that this game conveys is not a simple matter. Sometimes, you will feel like you are reading a novel on the screen.
The story follows federal agents Ray and Reyes, who is investigating a murder in the remote rural town of Thimbleweed Park. A body was found under a bridge on the edge of town, but none of the locals knew who the victim was. The agents have a list of tasks that need to be completed to solve the case, including identifying the body and finding the murder weapon. But catching the killer isn’t easy, as it’s a point-and-click adventure game, a genre known for its intricate puzzles.
Like a fascinating detective movie with puzzling puzzles, Thimbleweed Park deserves to be one of the best titles you can play on PC.
Stardew Valley is perhaps best described as a small-town life simulation game. The game begins when you inherit a farm in a small village and get used to the daily life here.
The game is divided into days, months, years and seasons. Players can only complete a limited number of activities in one day. That forces you to choose your task priorities wisely. Whether you’re farming, exploring caves or helping villagers, you need to decide which is more important.
Little Nightmares has captured the extreme fear of players when some hunting monster catches them. It also recreates the fear of a child who does not understand what is happening around him, about a familiar environment suddenly becoming scary. Clever, grotesque, and never-ending weird, Little Nightmares is a critically acclaimed horror game.
Firewatch is a mysterious first-person game set in the Wyoming wilderness. The time is 1989, you will play the main character Henry, who wants to give up his messy life to work as a forest keeper on a high mountain. Your supervisor, Delilah is always ready to help you through a small hand-held radio – your only contact with the outside world. But when something strange pulls you out of the lookout tower and into the woods, you’ll discover a wild environment full of mysteries, confronting questions and making buildable or destructive choices destroy the only relationship you have.=
In AfterParty, you played Milo and Lola, who had just graduated from college when an accident sent them both down to the land of the dead. But there is a way: overcome the devil and he will grant you the right to return to earth.
Milo and Lola now dead, roam the streets of Nowhere’s island on the edge of hell. Like Oxenfree, Afterparty places a heavy emphasis on story and player choices that lead to different outcomes. Satan will lead you around the bars to hang out, date and do all sorts of other things.
Developed by ZA/UM, Disco Elysium is an extremely engaging new open-ended role-playing game. Players will take the role of a detective in western Revachol, who at first wakes up naked in a dirty hotel room, drunk, and remembers nothing. You are tasked with solving a murder case and uncovering the identity of your character.
Overall, Disco Elysium is very conversational even while you’re dealing with a violent one. The game does not have a real combat system, but progress depends on your actions. This gives Disco Elysium a feel more like a storybook than an interactive game.
Hollow Knight is a classic-style 2D action adventure across a vast interconnected world. Explore zigzag caves, ancient cities and deadly wastes, battle poisoned creatures and make friends with monstrous bugs and solve ancient mysteries at the heart of the kingdom.
Oxenfree is a supernatural horror game about a group of friends who accidentally open a spooky rift. Play as Alex, a bright, rebellious teenager who takes her brother Jonas to an overnight party on a former military island. The night turns scary when you accidentally open a spooky portal spawned from the island’s puzzling past. How you deal with these events and the creatures you unleash are up to your choices.
Previously, Subset Games brought a successful game called ‘FTL: Faster Than Light’. With Into the Breach, they do even more. This is a time-traveling turn-based role-playing game, your mission is to save humanity from destruction at the hands of Vek creatures. Each level takes place on an 8×8 map that requires you to deal damage and locate areas that can knock Vek into the ocean.
This is a classic landscape game, combined with simple controls and gameplay. The game is the perfect balance between aesthetics, gameplay and plot. Your job is to find the clues of the ship’s disappearance and then suddenly reappear. The disturbing details, complicated mysteries, distracting things make players crazy to find the truth.
If you’re looking for a game that’s both uncompromising and fun, look no further than Dead Cells. You will play as an unknown corpse trapped inside a dangerous dungeon with countless areas to explore. Each area will have its enemies, traps and secrets to discover, the longer you survive, the stronger and more diverse the enemies.
In Dead Cells, the weapons are very diverse and have detailed information about damage, characteristics or summoning spells. Each weapon has its pros and cons, for example hammers can be slow but deal great damage. Along the way, you’ll unlock new skills that will help you survive the levels.
Set in a dreary village in the English countryside, you will play as a goose whose mission is to terrorize your neighbors: steal crops, lock them in a closet, and make them grow up crazy. Inspired by the Hitman stealth-action series, but with its charm, Untitled Goose Game became a huge hit in 2019. You’ll finish the game in just a couple of hours, but that’s impressive; it will leave forever.
The Witness is a puzzle adventure game full of surprises on a beautiful alien island. You don’t remember who you are and don’t know how you got here, but there’s one thing you can do: Explore the island in hopes of finding clues, regaining your memory, and finding your way back home.
The Witness is an open-world game with dozens of locations to explore and over 500 puzzles. Each puzzle teaches you a valuable lesson and when they relate to their surroundings, the game’s experience is greatly enhanced. This game forces you to continue to study and learn new knowledge throughout the game.
Civilization VI is the latest installment of the popular strategy game Civilization. In this part 6, the publisher has brought many new enhancements and upgrades in the gameplay such as expanding the scope of territories, building great works by taking advantage of resources from colonial countries—unique research system, supporting the ability to develop civilization. Diplomacy is also enhanced, creating complicated relationships between countries. Overall, Civilization VI is the most fully-featured game in the series.
Coming from developer Playdead, Inside is very similar to its predecessor, Limbo. In Inside, you will play as a boy in a dark and gloomy setting, running away from a group of people. If you can’t stay out of their sight, then try to kill you mercilessly.
Most of the sounds you hear come from the boy’s footsteps across environments ranging from woods to exotic factories. In fact, this game is both interesting and curious for players with its chilling minimalist art landscape.
Inside and Limbo both have a distinct atmosphere, but Inside makes better use of telling its unique and terrifying story.
The much-awaited title from StudioMDHR, Cuphead, is one of the most visually appealing and unique games you’ll ever see. It feels like you’re playing a cartoon from the 1930s. The story follows protagonist Cuphead and his brother Mugman entering into a deal with the devil and must fight to get their souls back. All boss monsters are displayed in amazing detail, from Beppi the Clown, Wally Warbles, to King Dice.
Klei’s 2013 survival game is like an Edward Gorey book where you’ll probably be eaten or killed by a dog during the long winter. And you’ll need to learn the ecosystem around you to survive.
You enter a strange and uncharted world full of grotesque, dangerous and unexpected creatures. Gather resources to craft your survival-style items and structures and unravel the secrets of this mysterious land.