2022 is drawing to a close, but there’s plenty of time left to squeeze into one of our favorite annual events: TechRadar PC Gaming Week.
The PC is still – at least for us – the best place to play games. A wide range of titles, from giant A-games to little-known indie gems, make PC the ultimate platform, whether you’re playing on a beefy rig or an old laptop – or if you’re lucky, on the awesome Steam platform Valve’s Handy Deck.
With several major launches in the graphics and processor divisions this year, PC gaming is in a strong position in terms of hardware. What about the games themselves? We’ve been poring over all sorts of gaming-related offerings this year, and we’re thrilled to bring a wealth of fresh writing talent to your reading pleasure. Scroll down to find all of the Gaming Week 2022 articles – we’ll be adding more as they go live throughout the week, so check back tomorrow!
5 PC games worth playing after completing Cyberpunk: Edgerunners
If you haven’t watched Netflix’s animated adaptation of the Cyberpunk 2077 universe yet, stop reading and do so now. We’re serious. No, you don’t need to play the last CD Projekt Red game, although the series is a great companion to this title.
Edgerunners presents a dark yet bombastic vision of the tech urban future, and these five games perfectly capture the sci-fi connections of both the series and the original Cyberpunk tabletop game.
How the PC Became the Unexpected Home of Fighting Games
They may have spawned generations of home consoles, but fighting games eventually had to find a home on PC. What was once considered an unusual way to play these games has become a widely accepted platform for the genre – and it’s not just about the high performance offered by PC.
The fighting game communities are among the most hardcore and dedicated clades of gamers, and the PC provides the perfect space for games that have gone through their heyday to come back to life. With the advent of cross-platform gaming, even modern fighting games are now attracting a strong PC player base.
Five of the best Steam Deck games for commuting
Ah, the Steam platform. A wonderful portal to the best of PC gaming, compact enough to fit in a small bag or an extra-large jacket pocket. Many of us love our moving game decks, even if the editor managing that particular site doesn’t have one and does very unhappy about that.
However, for those of you with one of Valve’s excellent handhelds, these five games are sure to make your commute fun – and yes, Elden Ring is on the list. Game of this editor still did not play.
(Valve, send me a Steam Deck. Please. I’ll do whatever you want except actually pay for it.)
Steam Deck made me sell my PC and move away from PS Vita – here’s why
Another Steam Deck article? We don’t get paid for this by Valve, we promise. But as our charming and beloved software editor Daryl points out, the Deck is the perfect gaming PC replacement – and it evokes memories of the most underrated handheld of yesteryear, the PS Vita.
The Vita was an amazing game emulation tool as well as having a ton of great games of its own, and the Steam Deck is a natural evolution of that. If you’ve been hesitant to pick up this handheld computer, see if this item will convince you.
The best computer games
PC Gaming Week wouldn’t be complete without our final roundup of the best PC games you can play now.
From the best single-player titles to hectic multiplayer frenzy, we’ve rounded up what we think are the best PC games of 2022. Each of them has been thoroughly played by us and they all prove why the PC is the best gaming platform.
The best gaming laptops
What’s the use of having all the best PC games if you don’t have anything to play them on? Thanks to TechRadar’s carefully curated ranking of all the best gaming laptops on the market today, you’ll be able to get a lot on powerful gaming hardware in no time.
From the affordable Asus TUF Dash F15 to the high-end Alienware x15 R2 and Corsair’s new laptop, the uniquely designed Voyager a1600, there’s something for everyone on our list. Go check it out!
The best PC gaming headsets
As big fans of PC gaming, we test all hardware possibilities, even the vast PC gaming audio market. We especially like being immersed in a good gaming headset.
Since we believe that at least some of you share the same desire for great audio from our PC games, we’ve included our comprehensive list of the best PC gaming headsets we tested in 2022.