April 22, 2024


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Great games that Elden Ring overshadowed

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For more brilliant games that aren’t Elden Ring, check out our list of the best PC games that you should be playing right now. You’re in for a treat. 

Elden Ring has consumed much of our attention lately, trapping us in the Lands Between for so long that other games just don’t get a look in. And even now that we’re almost halfway through the year, its hold on us remains firm. 

But 2022 has been a pretty cracking year for new releases so far—they’ve just had a trickier time lodging themselves in our brain while we’ve been trying to follow enigmatic quests or figure out the perfect strategy to topple the next cruel boss on the list. So here are all the great games that Elden Ring overshadowed: go show them some love.


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Fraser Brown, Online Editor: Games like Sifu and Elden Ring occupy similar parts of my brain, dedicated to bastard-hard games that people are able to do immensely impressive things inside. Sifu snuck out before Elden Ring, but by the time I’d psyched myself up to start playing, FromSoftware’s behemoth had arrived, and the FOMO was too strong.