The PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch are all excellent home video game consoles, but sometimes it’s just better to play on PC. You’ll find platform-exclusive titles, free online play, and console ports that sometimes boast superior audio and video fidelity. A large and healthy mod community strengthens the platform’s appeal, too. If you’re a PC gamer—or long to be one—there’s no better place to start hunting for titles than Steam, a digital marketplace packing thousands of titles.
So, how do you sort through the many games in Valve’s store? Don’t worry, we’ve done it for you. Here you’ll find games so good that PCMag bestowed upon them our coveted Editors’ Choice award. Whether you’re looking for a hot new shooter, a thrilling fantasy RPG, or mind-boggling strategy game, our list almost certainly has something that will pique your interest.
Of course, this is only a starter list; for a much, much deeper dive, please read our roundup of the best PC games, the majority of which are available on Steam.