Best PC games to play while 'working' at home — all on sale Windows Central 2020

The world is still coming to terms with our new abnormal, but that doesn't mean we all need to be bored out of our minds when we're "working" at home. Yeah ... working. Should you have a gaming PC available — and we've got you covered if you don't — these great PC games are on sale right now. We've rounded up the best, and how to get them at bargain prices.

Absolute Carnage: Dark Souls III

If you enjoy playing games where you die over and over again, the Dark Souls series is a solid place to start. It's incredibly addicting as it is frustrating to try and master. Make the choice of ranged or melee as you attempt to take down incredibly difficult foes and create some light in a dark, lost world.

$12 at Steam

Run Your Own Farm: Stardew Valley

Stardew Valley puts you in control of a farm you've inherited from a passing relative. It's a blank canvas in a location you've never visited prior, tasking you with getting to know locals, explore caves and go fishing. It's not technically on sale, but at $14 this is a game you must pick up.

$14 at GOG

Dig. Fight. Explore.: Terraria

Terraria also isn't on sale, but at $10 you could consider this price as a permanent discount due to how much value you get in return. There's simply so much to do in this pixelated RPG, especially if you bring along a friend or two.

$10 at GOG

Massive Warfare: Total War: WARHAMMER II

Total War is a series of strategy games that allow you to take control of a kingdom and build up a budding empire, taking down your enemies in huge battles. Warhammer II is a Warhammer-themed Total War with plenty to see and do, even if you're not a fan of the IP.

$17 at Steam

Tame Everything: ARK: Survival Evolved

I have a love-hate relationship with ARK. It's a wonderful game to play online with friends, but it's still a buggy mess with performance issues, clipping and just general wonk. If you're able to get on a good server, you'll be able to team up, tame some incredible creatures, build some awesome bases, and take on some tough bosses.

$11 at Steam

Booker?: BioShock: Infinite

If you want to play a game that will leave a lasting impression on you, BioShock: Infinite is the one to go for. Your task is to go to a mysterious floating city and rescue Elizabeth, building a bond with her as you both attempt to flee amidst the chaos.

$13 at GOG

Don't Deal With The Devil: Cuphead

Cuphead is a platformer come shooter packed full of unique, whacky and downright absurd boss designs. Studio MDHR hand-animated every backdrop, every sprite, and every special effect in tribute to classic cartoons of the early 1900s and it's absolutely brilliant.

$19 at GOG

AAAAAHHHHHH!!!!: RollerCoaster Tycoon: Deluxe

This is where the famous Roller Coaster Tycoon series began. This game is a masterpiece with plenty of rides to construct and ways to keep your theme park guests happy. You could also open a rollercoaster with an incomplete track, not that I'd recommend doing so...

$6 at GOG

So Many Arrows: Thief Gold

Have you ever played a thief in Skyrim and wondered how cool it would be for a game to be made solely around being a thief? That's classic Thief Gold in a nutshell. You'll be playing as such as you attempt to sneak into castles, mansions and other areas where light and noise are your worst enemy.

$7 at GOG

Step Back In Time: Might and Magic 7: For Blood and Honor

Some classic RPGs don't really hold up to today's standards, but Might and Magic 7 is an absolute classic of a game. The storytelling is brilliant, so too is the exploration and the land to traverse. You'll find a huge amount of content here as you create a party and attempt to create a better world.

$7 at GOG

Dig. Fight. Explore.: Forager

Forager is a 2D open-world game inspired by Stardew Valley, Terraria, and Zelda. It's all about exploration, farming and crafting, tasking you with taking down foes, solve engaging puzzles, and slowly improve your skills, equipment, and understanding about how everything works.

$13 at GOG

One For The Couch: Overcooked! 2

Overcooked! 2 is an amazingly engaging sequel to the brilliant Overcooked! In this series, you need to run a busy food business with up to three friends to take on The Unbread. The goal is to cook as many dishes that come through as orders as possible. That's much easier said than done, especially when there are four of you.

$15 at GOG

GOAL!!!!: Rocket League

Rocket League is a game for those who enjoy crazy sports. It's football (or soccer for some of you) with a twist. Instead of humans on a field, you're controlling small RC cars within an arena. The aim is the same. Protect your goal, while trying to send the giant ball into the opponent's goal. Simple, but massive buckets of fun.

$10 at Steam

Live Life: The Sims 4

The Sims is an incredibly popular series from EA. It's a sandbox environment, allowing you to create your own character (or family) and start living a virtual life. The Sims 4 is the latest instalment and there's plenty to do with countless DLC already available.

$5 at Origin

Getting into PC gaming

If you've never really got into PC gaming before, now's a great opportunity with plenty of discounts to be had on some top PC games. Our collection here highlights just how much variety there is on the market. There's something available for everyone. And if you're new to PC gaming, we have you covered if you're stuck at home with a quick-start guide.

But most of all, stay safe out there!

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