Top 5 PC games

Our list of the Top 5 Best PC Games that are highly recommended for their game play, graphics and experience.Your PC has the ability to be as powerful as you want it to be and the flexibility to allow you to use it in the way you want to, which has always made it a great place to play video games. If you wanted to play a multiplatform blockbuster in 2018 and were concerned with making sure it looked and performed the absolute best it could–giant monsters rendered stunningly in 4K resolutions, dense environments filled with hundreds of characters running at a smooth 60 frames per second–the PC was still the place to do that.

But it’s not all about graphics, of course–the PC’s open nature makes it a natural spawning ground for refreshing innovations and never-before-seen ideas. This year, we were reminded that truly great games can be born and refined in early access programs with the participation of players and an open dialogue with developers. The PC also reminded us that sometimes the most cohesive, risky, and brilliant experiences can be executed superbly by just one or two people. The PC had fantastic games both big and small in 2018. Now, in ascending order of development team size, here are our picks for the best PC games of 2018.

Hitman 2

Unlike most games, which love to send you to outlandish and exotic places, the Hitman series works best when you’re taking down targets in the most relatable, everyday environments possible. Everyone remembers Hitman: Blood Money’s classic clown-at-the-birthday-party mission, for example. Similarly, Hitman 2’s mundane suburban Vermont and dense Mumbai slums missions are the standouts in this new set. The former has you doing a bit of home invasion in between wandering the quiet neighborhood, while the latter’s three objectives are so spread out that it really feels like you’re wandering a packed city with a wealth of ways to accomplish your mission. By contrast, the finale takes place on a ludicrous Bond-meets-Eyes-Wide-Shut island of cultists, which borders on the comical. It’s still a challenging and complex mission but isn’t quite as memorable.

Entertaining mission stories highlight the environments, their characters, and the big opportunities available to you, but each stage still holds dozens of obscure opportunities that invite you to embrace their allowances for flexibility, to break from the mold, experiment and try and achieve things in the most elegant or ludicrous way possible. Regardless of whether you succeed or fail, pushing against the limits of levels, systems, and your own creativity are what Hitman 2 is all about, and the content updates that have occurred since launch have continued to convince us that IO knows exactly what makes this game great. Hitman 2 is one of the best PC games of 2018, but expect the magic to continue into 2019.

Return Of The Obra Dinn

Return of the Obra Dinn stands as something wholly unique. An investigative puzzle game with clear goals but completely open ended paths to completing them, it’s a challenging exercise in piecing together a mystery without being spoon fed what to pay attention to. It’s got some small quality of life issues here and there, but the “moment of death” clue-hunting mechanic at its core is an absolute triumph. Return of the Obra Dinn is one of the best detective games of 2018.
Return of the Obra Dinn gives you only the briefest glimpses into what happened over the course of the game’s narrative, and its potency lies in the trust it puts into you to piece things together using your head. The game gives you broad strokes, but you need to fill in the details by deducing identities and causes of deaths based on faces, accents, movements, probable cause, and more. Obra Dinn excels at making you feel like a real detective, and the thrilling eureka moments you get when you successfully solve even the smallest part of the overall mystery feels nothing but extraordinary.
Return of the Obra Dinn is restrained, yet rich in narrative and characterization, with a cohesion between its haunting visual aesthetic, stirring sound design, and pointed mechanics that must be experienced. It is one of the definitive PC games of 2018.

Monster Hunter World

2018 was the year that Capcom would bring its enormously popular Monster Hunter series to PC for the first time. Monster Hunter World released in January to great acclaim–this was the most accessible the series had ever been, though most of its endearing complexities remained. The result is that a whole new audience was able to discover the thrills of what made this series so beloved to begin with: getting together with friends, tracking down giant beasts, and working furiously to exploit their weaknesses and bring them down with a ridiculous arsenal of enormous weapons.

Monster Hunter World came to PC in August 2018 with improved matchmaking, faster mission onboarding, capable keyboard and mouse controls, and the potential for an even more spectacular visual presentation, making it a platform favorite. On top of being a meaningful and robust evolution for the Monster Hunter series, World is one of 2018’s most defining multiplayer experiences that has remained strong since the beginning of the year.

Into The Breach

Into The Breach is a masterful piece of game design, thanks in part to its concise, no-frills design and the transparency of its systems–the effects of every enemy action are made visible to you before they happen. Its ingenuity lies in the process of working out the most effective way to mitigate the damage to a number of critical objectives before it happens with the use of your limited toolset. But a lot of the time, not everything can be stopped, meaning each turn is a satisfying conundrum of prioritized compromises that are revolved in a wonderfully choreographed ballet of kinetic push and pull, redirected attacks, near misses, and controlled collateral damage.

Dead Cells

Chances are good that you’ve already heard a lot about how great Motion Twin’s Dead Cells is. The 2D roguelike takes some of the most enticing fundamentals of the Metroid and Castlevania strain of platformers and twists it into its own refreshing package that’s difficult to stop playing. There are countless different methods in which to tackle the labyrinth, and with each new randomized run, each life, and each death, you’ll come across new surprises and challenges that will test your wits and reflexes. It weaponizes a continual feeling of incremental triumph, progression, and improvement that echoes the most morbidly seductive aspects of Dark Souls and Spelunky. It’s a compulsive feeling that causes Dead Cells to stay with you for a long time.

Dead Cells has been particularly good on PC throughout 2018 because of the game’s availability in Steam Early Access from mid-2017 right up until its official launch in August 2018. The transparent relationship and dialogue between Motion Twin and the Dead Cells community during this period accomplished implementations of feature requests, bug fixes, and general feedback. In a way, Dead Cells as we have it today is born from the PC platform, but no matter where you decide to play it, there’s no denying that Dead Cells is one of 2018’s paragons.

Battlefield V system Requirements Announced

Earlier this year, the incorrect Battlefield V system requirements emerged online, but now developer DICE has shared the official system requirements for the WW2 FPS shooter. Posted on Reddit, the system requirements include Minimum and Recommended, as well as DirectX ray tracing (DXR), which requires extra RAM and RTX card.

Battlefield V system Requirements Announced

Battlefield V Minimum System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz or AMD FX-8350 4.0 GHz
  • RAM: 8 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 2 GB Video Memory
  • GPU: GeForce GTX 660 or Radeon HD 7850 2GB
  • HDD: 50GB Available Hard Drive Space
  • API: DirectX 11

Battlefield V Recommended System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i7-4790 3.6GHz or AMD Ryzen 3 1300X 3.5 GHz
  • RAM: 12 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 6 GB Video Memory
  • GPU: GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB or Radeon RX 580 8 GB
  • HDD: 50GB Available Hard Drive Space
  • API: DirectX 11.1

Battlefield V Ray-Tracing RTX System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i7-8700 3.2 GHz or AMD Ryzen 7 2700 3.2 GHz
  • RAM: 16 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 8 GB Video Memory
  • GPU: GeForce RTX 2070
  • HDD: 50GB Available Hard Drive Space
  • API: DirectX 12

The recommended RAM requirement for Battlefield V has reduced from 16GB to 12GB, while the recommended AMD GPU has increased from a 4GB RX 480 up to an 8GB RX 580. It seems Battlefield V is happy to eat up more than 4GB video memory.

Since the BFV PC beta, there are a few small modifications. Notably, a more sturdy AMD FX-8350 processor is now required to run Battlefield V, rather than an FX-6350. This brings the AMD specifications more in line with the minimum Intel CPU for Battlefield 5, the core i5-6600K. The 6600K is still better in terms of performance though, while the recommended Intel i7-4790 is far more capable than the recommend AMD Ryzen 3 1300X processor.

Finally, those fascinating system requirements for raytracing in Battlefield V. Raytracing, or DXR (DirectX Raytracing), is the main feature of Nvidia’s new GeForce RTX 20 Series GPUs. Battlefield V is the first game to support RTX raytracing.

undoubtedly, we are going to need a damned fast PC to enable ray-tracing in Battlefield V. The minimum GPU you can use for raytracing is the Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070, which is worth around $600. Right now there is no AMD GPU that support raytracing technology.

That massive GPU will need to be matched with the high-end Intel Core i7-8700 hexa-core CPU or an AMD Ryzen 7 2700 Octa-core, as well as 16GB DDR4 RAM and a Windows 10 installation for DX12 effects.

Upcoming Games in November 2018

This year is nearly coming to a close but November still contains a number of high profile releases. Weather it sequels to Battlefield, Fallout, Pokemon games consoles or the return of Darksiders. There is plenty to look forward to. Here if the list of Upcoming Games in November 2018.

Deracine

Upcoming Games in November 2018

Release Date:  November 6, 2018.
Developer: Fromsoftware
Store: PSN

Fromsoftware has been working very hard to diversify its portfolio and Deracine is perhaps its most offbeat title. As a fairy of sorts, the player moves around a boarding school influencing the lives of its students. Freezing time and building personal bonds with these students are the core tenents of the game.

However, it is most intriguing because it’s a PlayStation VR title. What does the story hold? and will it contain the same deep world building define so many Fromsoftware games? Deracine arrives on November 6, so it won’t be long before we find out.

Overkill’s The Walking Dead (PC Version)

Release Date: November 6, 2018.
Developer: 
Overkill Software
Store: 
overkillsthewalkingdead.com, Steam

Though the Xbox One and PS4 versions were delayed into 2019 Overkill’s The Walking Dead is still coming to PC next month. Focusing on Four survivors each with there own unique skills and backstories.

The first person shooter lets you play either super stealthy or guns blazing in scenarios teaming with zombies. Players will need to loot supplies and defend their home camp ensuring it survives the on-slot of the undead. Overkill’s The Walking Dead arrives for PC on November 6.

Spyro Reignited Trilogy

Release Date: November 13th, 2018.
Developer: 
Toys for Bob
Store:
Microsoft Store, Amazon

After a sudden delay, Spyro Reignited Trilogy is set to release on November 13th for Xbox One and PS4. This game has not been announced yet for PC or Nintendo Switch. Featuring remasters for Insomniac’s original games namely Spyro the Dragon, Spyro 2: Ripto’s Rage! and Spyro year of the dragon, this trilogy promises gorgeous graphics paired with the same awesome platforming.

If the weren’t enough, a remastered version of the soundtrack also accompanies the original with the ability to choose between the two.

Fallout 76

Release Date: November 14th, 2018
Developer:
Bethesda Game Studios
Store: 
gamestheshop.com, Bethesda Store, instant-gaming.com, Amazon.com

When Bethesda first announced Fallout 76, we were expecting a number of things. An online FPS RPG with social elements and games as a service content was not one of them. Impressions from the Beta have ranged from enthusiastic to somewhat worried.

We honestly don’t know how good Fallout 76 is until it releases will it bomb or should we learn to stop worrying and just love the always online gameplay. We will that out on November 14th for Xbox One, PS4, and PC. Check out our post on system requirements for Fallout 76.

Hitman 2

Release Date: November 14th, 2018
Developer: 
IO Interactive
Store:
hitman.com, Steam, Microsoft Store, gamestheshop.com

Those who are craving a solid stealth experience do not need to worry as Agent 47 is back in town. Hitman 2 promises a full game with six locations, different story missions, contracts, and multiple targets to hunt post-launch. Of course, the same challenges and variety of gameplay remain but IO interactive is adding some new intriguing content.

These modes let you compete against another player, fighting to assassinate targets faster than them. While the original Hitman’s locations and missions will be available and updated in the sequel. That is if you own the Hitman 1. Hitman 2 arrives on November 14th for PS4, Xbox One, and PC. This game should be yet another outing with our favorite assassin.

Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Let’s Go, Eevee!

Release Date: November 16th, 2018
Developer: 
Game Freak
Store:
nintendo.compokemonletsgo.pokemon.com

Well its sort of pokemon, the original 151 creatures are here. Battles with trainers and gym leaders still apply and Pokemon can be captured and trained. However, Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Let’s Go, Eevee! take several cues from the mobile Pokemon go series.

Incorporating Joy-con controls for capturing Pokemon, you can forgo motion controls altogether and sure it is weird but this is still a proper Pokemon game. We will find out how fun it is on November 16th for Nintendo Switch.

Battlefield V

Release Date: November 20th, 2018
Developer: 
EA DICE, Criterion Software
Store: ea.com, Origin, Microsoft Store, Amazon.com

The next iteration of Battlefield saw its own delay by roughly a month for additional polish. we have gotten a new better look at the various war stories contained within, the schedule for Tides of war, and how the game’s economy will work. While Firestorm won’t be available till March 2019, Battlefield V should still have a host of interesting mechanics to exploit like fortifications and companies on top of the new maps and modes. It is out on November 20th for PS4, Xbox One, and PC.

Darksiders III

Release Date: November 27th, 2018
Developer: 
Gunfire Games
Store:
Steam, Microsoft Store, Amazon.com

The much-awaited sequel in the cult classic franchise is nearly upon us. Gunfire Game’s Darksiders III takes place in a seamlessly linked open world. while returning to the hack and slash action that defines the first game.

Playing as Fury one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse there will be wipes, acrobatics, magic, and different forms to take advantage of. How the quest to defeat the seven deadly sins plays out remains to be seen, but it should be a marked improvement over Darksiders II. Darksiders III is out on November 27th for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.

Tetris Effect

Release Date: November 9th, 2018.
Developer: 
Resonair, Monstars
Store:
PSN, Amazon.com, Microsoft Store

Many have played Tetris sure, but have you played Rez creator Tetsuya Mizuguchi‘s version of Tetris?
It arrives on PS4 and PlayStation VR bringing a new rhythm to the puzzle experience. While we dought people will see Tetris blocks falling after the game is over, the Tetris Effect should provide a serial yet visually splendid experience for the fans. Its launch date is November 9th, 2018.

Spider-Man DLC 2: Turf Wars

Release Date: November, 2018
Developer: 
Insomniac Games
Store:
PSN

Turf Wars is the second chapter for the City that Never Sleeps, the DLC saga for Insomniac’s Spider-Man. While there isn’t a whole lot known at this point, it will bring new story missions, new suits, and some new enemies.

Will famed villain Hammer Head make an appearance? time will tell. But for now, stay tuned for the DLC’s launch in November if you want more Spider-Man.

Red Dead Redemption 2 on PC

All of us were eagerly waiting to see when that when does it comes to news about Rockstar’s Red Dead Redemption 2 coming to PC. This feels natural, after the long, year-plus wait for GTA 5. The Red Dead sequel has now launched on consoles, and it’s looking less and less hopeful that we could hear anything official about Red Dead Redemption 2 on PC in 2018.

Red Dead Redemption 2 on PC

The Red Dead Redemption 2 companion app, which is now available to download on Android, and iOS. Shortly after launch, the game’s companion app was apparently extracted for data, and that data strongly points towards Red Dead Redemption 2’s eventual release on PC. The app has unintentionally dropped a few hints about a possible PC version.

The Red Dead Redemption 2 companion app allows players to view the map and track Arthur’s core stats. Buried within its files are indicating to PC as one of the game’s platforms.

The lines of code, spotted by Rockstar Intel, it read, “PARAM_companionAutoConnectIpPC” and “CommandIsPcVersion(void) 000000000166A12C.

Rockstar is yet to officially declare the game for PC, and this could be the first official sign that a PC port is under construction. That said, this is not the first time we’re hearing about the PC version.

Appearance on LinkedIn and on a retailer site

A LinkedIn profile page of a Rockstar developer earlier verified the existence of the PC version, before it was deleted. And now there’s also the retailer listing, which implies the PC version is due for release next year.

Red Dead Redemption on PC

An unidentified Rockstar employee’s LinkedIn profile used to list Red Dead Redemption 2 as coming to PC before it was replaced. Before the leak above, this was the closest thing to a smoking gun on Red Dead Redemption 2 coming to PC so far. Then again, it could just be a mistake.

When asked about the possibility of Red Dead Redemption 2 coming to PC last year, Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick only had this to say. “Any updates about any of our titles will come from our labels.”

Furthermore, on the rumors, a listing appeared for a PC version of the game on the Dutch retailer Media Markt. It was later revealed, though, that it’s just a placeholder. It’s hard not to admire their optimism.

However, the first Red Dead Redemption never made its way to PC, Rockstar’s former game, GTA 5, has. In fact, PC is one of the biggest earners for parent company Take-Two, and the game continues to constantly hold a spot in Steam’s top ten list. It’s a given we’re going to get a PC version of Red Dead Redemption 2, but the question is when.

As for VR, the files also hold evidence of Oculus, but curiously not Vive or Steam VR. This could end up being a simple VR implementation, which may work well with the game’s first-person perspective.

 

Also, Check out DigitalFoundry’s analysis about Red Dead Redemption 2: What Could A PC Version Deliver?

Fallout 76 System Requirements Announced

Just a few days apart from the Fallout 76 beta test running live on PC. With progress from the beta carrying over to the main release on November 14th, next Tuesday is definitely a soft launch for Fallout 76. Before you drop down the cash for a Fallout 76 pre-order though. Bethesda‘s Fallout 76 System Requirements Announced, and it’s quite a change from Fallout 4.

Fallout 76 System Requirements Announced

Fallout 76 Minimum System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i7-4790 3.6 GHz or AMD Ryzen 3 1300X 3.5 GHz
  • RAM: 8 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 2 GB Video Memory
  • GPU: GeForce GTX 780 or Radeon R9 285
  • DX: DirectX 11
  • HDD: 60 GB Available Hard Drive Space

Similar to all Bethesda Game Studios titles, Fallout 76 works on an advanced version of the Creation Engine. It is the same engine used for Fallout 4. However, Bethesda declares it’s been heavily remodeled with new lighting models, better terrain mapping, and improved rendering processes. This transmutes to 16x the detail of Fallout 4, supposedly.

The Creation Engine enhancements mean a fairly large rise in the system specs for Fallout 76 as compared to Fallout 4. The recommended requirements for Fallout 4 are now the minimum specification for Fallout 76.

Fallout 76 Recommended System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i7-4790 3.6 GHz or AMD Ryzen 5 1500X 3.5 GHz
  • RAM: 8 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 4GB Video Memory
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 or AMD Radeon R9 290X
  • DX: DirectX 11
  • HDD: 60 GB Available Hard Drive Space

Besides that, the initial thing that comes to mind in terms of the Fallout 76 PC system requirements is the minimum and recommended CPUs. Those are the Intel Core i7-4790 and the AMD Ryzen 3 1300X has risen up to a Rysen 5 1500X. The Core i7-4790 is at around the same in case of performance level as the Ryzen 1500X, and it is much faster than a Ryzen 3 1300X. Therefore, we can fairly assume, this can only mean the actual minimum spec Intel CPU should be much lower. Something like a Core i5-4570 should be able to run Fallout 76 just fine as its gaming performance is on par with AMD’s budget processor.

Aside from the CPUs, Fallout 76’s requirement for RAM stays the same from 3-7 GB, the hard drive space required is 60-85 GB. Also, there is a minor boost to the graphics cards required to run Fallout 76 at 1080p resolution with steady frame rates. Earlier, Fallout 4 would easily run on a GTX 780, but now you’ll need a GeForce GTX 970 or AMD Radeon R9 290X. It is not a major change, but Fallout 76 is clearly a game that’s going to serve from having at least 4GB VRAM available.

You Can Pre-Load the Fallout 76 Beta Free Right Now on PC

Put on your pipboy and prepare for bugs: it’s nearly time for the Fallout 76 beta test on PC. The Break It Early Test Application kicks off on all major platforms including PC from 30th October. Though, those of you with access can now pre-load the application to ensure you’re prepared and ready for launch.

Fallout-76-pre-order-beta

PC beta session dates and times

Bethesda has released its first schedule for the Fallout 76 beta on PC next week. Times may be subject to change, but if all things stay the same, here’s when we’ll be able to play the Fallout 76 beta on PC:

  • Tuesday, October 30: 4 pm – 8 pm PT / 7 pm – 11 pm ET
  • Thursday, November 1: 11 am – 4 pm PT / 2 pm – 7 pm ET
  • Saturday, November 3: 2 pm – 6 pm PT / 5 pm – 9 pm ET
  • Sunday, November 4: 11 am – 6 pm PT / 2 pm to 9 pm ET

 

How to Get Free Beta Access for PC Only

  • Step One: Visit this link
  • Ensure you are signed in and on the American Amazon not any other
  • Step two: Add the pre-order of the standard edition to your cart
  • Step three: After adding it, click continue to cart
  • Step four: Proceed to the checkout and make the purchase
  • Step five: Wait 48 hours and check the email linked to the Amazon address and you will receive the B.E.T.A code
  • Step six: After receiving the code, redeem it on the bethesda.net then go back to Amazon(the American version)
  • Go to my orders then click cancel pre-order you can buy if you want 😉

Amazon will not take payment until the item is in shipping

YOU WILL NOT BE CHARGED UNTIL NOVEMBER THE GAME RELEASES

 

As a reminder, the beta test is only accessible to those who pre-order the game. If you do plan on playing the beta, we’d suggest you take advantage of the pre-load, as Bethesda says the file size is approximately 45GB. You’ve got a good few days to get it downloaded ahead of the start date, so you shouldn’t need to worry about missing out.

Will you be putting Fallout 76’s beta through its paces on 30th October? Step out of the vault and get into the comments below.

Xbox One Game Pass for PC

As it operates on the Xbox One Game Pass provides a subscription pass to over one hundred games on the system, with a mixture of titles. At the Beginning of this year, Microsoft made the striking declaration. That every first-party game would launch simultaneously on the service. Allowing players to download and play titles on day one for the price of admission alone.

Xbox One Game Pass for PC

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella revealed how the gaming landscape has evolved for Microsoft and that the company plans to push forth and expand on that front. As such, Nadella confirmed plans to bring Microsoft’s Game Pass service, currently only on Xbox One, to PC.

It is not known when Microsoft plans to move forward with these plans, but with first-party efforts revving up in 2019 with games like Crackdown 3 and Gears 5 on the way, next year might make a strong argument to PC gamers to whom Microsoft has been relatively hot and cold over the years.

Besides that, Nadella did not reveal any detail about what a PC expansion would look like. However, we could make an easy guess that it would be a similar service model using Microsoft’s Windows Store. As part of Microsoft’s Play Anywhere initiative, every first-party game is intended to release on PC as well as Xbox One, with digital versions being cross-compatible in terms of ownership. When considering that, and also adding in PC-exclusive titles like Age of Empires, the case for Game Pass on PC seems fairly logical

Just Cause 4 – overhauled Supply Drops in new Trailer

Avalanche released a new spotlight video for Just Cause 4 Supply Drops. In this video, we get to see the new supply drop mechanic closelyJust Cause 4 Supply Drops. In contrast to past approaches, these supply drops will form an even bigger gameplay support in form of progression and more. Here is the trailer!

Vehicles

There are the usual changes of an always-growing stockpile of vehicles, weapons, and more. Which players can order on-the-go to the battleground. The number of vehicles alone that you can get delivered has reached an imposing total of 104. This includes an abundance of sports cars but also exotic and large construction site trucks, all sorts of military variants, boats, helicopters, planes and more.

About 6 weeks left for Just Cause 4 to arrive on PC, PS4 and Xbox One. Avalanche is continuing with their Spotlight video series of presenting game aspects and mechanics in greater detail. The newest video focuses on supply drops which might sound a bit boring but seeing the extensive overhaul the mechanic has received, it’s anything but.

The new aspects of these supply drops are more interesting, however, as they include their own progression system together with unlocks. By completing missions, conquering areas and raising the chaos-meter, all kinds of new gear gets unlocked for players to use in supply drops.

New modes of supply drop

Not only the contents but the way they are delivered can be upgraded as well. By achieving Chaos Milestones, new pilots get unlocked which increase the rate at which players can call in supply drops.Just Cause 4 So, unlocking them will no doubt enhance the way you play and enable increasingly daring combat scenarios.

Hitman 2 New Locations Revealed

In the latest trailer Hitman 2 New Locations Revealed, the areas in which gamers will sneak and skulk. Through outside of Florida and Colombia while also contributing hints as to what the game’s story will concentrate on.

Hitman 2 includes Hitman season 1 revamped

Flowed through the game’s official YouTube channel, the trailer gives off several clips of the game’s locals alongside conversation from a mysterious woman and one of Agent 47’s fellow assassins. The two muses over everything from how little people seem to notice or care about the killers among them, what has been taken from them in life and whether or not anyone is truly untouchable from the icy grip of death. All the while, scenes of Agent 47 play across the screen as he hunts his targets, taking someone out stealthily while blasting away at others in furious firefights and deadly assaults.

Gamers will also notice footage of areas not yet seen in other trailers of the game. The new locations have been named by developer IO Interactive as Hawke’s Bay, Mumbai, Vermont and the Isle of Sgàil. Each will be playable besides the already revealed maps of Miami and Colombia.

The full trailer can be viewed down below.

A follow-up to Hitman, Hitman 2 provides gamers with an experience that builds on the premise. And gameplay of the first title. While they’ll still have to hunt their targets across open locations and devise a way of killing them. Both their targets and their guards will have new ways to detect the elusive assassin. Ways such as marking his reflection in mirrors and other surfaces.

Hitman 2 is set for release on November 13 for PS4, Xbox One, and PC.

RTX 2070 Benchmark Leaked

The Time Spy benchmark is designed for testing DirectX 12 performance. The rig consist of GeForce RTX 2070 and an Intel Core i7-8700K CPU clocked at 3.7 GHz. In the benchmark results, the GeForce RTX 2070 has a boost clock speed of 1950 MHz, compared to 1710 MHz on the Founders Edition RTX 2070.

This first Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 is leaked on a 3DMark benchmark run. It was discovered by Twitter user TUM APISAK. The only 3DMark Time Spy benchmark is done using a custom Zotac graphics card with almost exactly the same specs as the reference RTX 2070 model.

As for the results, the Zotac RTX 2070 GPU clocks in with a score of 8,151, making it somewhat faster than the previous generation GeForce GTX 1080 (~7500). Regarding the overclock at play here, the RTX 2070 looks to be approximately equal to the GTX 1080, or maybe a little faster.

Performance
GeForce RTX 2080 Ti GeForce RTX 2080 GeForce RTX 2070
GPU Architecture Turing Turing Turing
GPU TU102-300A-A1 TU104-400A-A1 TU106
Process Node 12nm NFF 12nm NFF 12nm NFF
CUDA Cores 4352 2944 2305
Tensor Cores 544 368 288
Core Clock 1350 MHz 1515 MHz 1410 MHz
Boost Clock 1545 MHz 1800 MHz 1620 MHz
RTX-OPS 10 Giga Rays/s 8 Giga Rays/s 6 Giga Rays/s
Memory 11GB GDDR6 8GB GDDR6 8GB GDDR6
Memory Speed 14 GHz 14 GHz 14 GHz
Memory Interface 352-bit 256-bit 256-bit
Memory Bandwidth 616GB/s 448GB/s 448GB/s
TDP 285W 215W 185W
Power Input 2x 8-pin 1x 6-pin & 1x 8-pin 1x 8-pin
Founders Price $1199 $799 $599
Normal Price $999 $699 $499

In sessions of the GeForce RTX 2080 and GeForce RTX 2080 Ti, the benchmarker has previously tested those GPUs and scored 9,266 and 10,850 individually.

It’s a nice excursion for the GeForce RTX 2070, although only one benchmark on which to gauge this performance. The one wrinkle, of course, is the price. A GeForce RTX 2070 pre-order is going cost you roughly as much as a GeForce GTX 1080 Ti right now, and yet its benchmark performance comes in at around the same level as a GeForce GTX 1080.

The GeForce RTX 2070 is expected to launch worldwide from October 17th. As it currently stands it will be the cheapest available graphics card that supports real-time ray tracing.