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8 Best Phones Under $500- From Truly Budget Devices to Mid-range Contenders

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Although we dream of getting any of the flagship phones on the market, sadly, most people just do not have the money to spend on a luxury device.

Most of us would be happy to get one for an inexpensive price, but despite its budget price tag, it does not mean to say that you are getting a crappy phone.

So in this article, I will go over some of the best phones under $500 in 2020. I will talk about truly budget devices to mid-range contenders so that you will have plenty of options to choose from.

Without further ado, let’s get started.

Best Phones Under $500

1.Samsung Galaxy S10e

Price: $350

Samsung Galaxy S10e

The Samsung Galaxy S10e is a version lower than the flagship Samsung Galaxy S10. But, despite it being a cut-down version of the company’s high-end phone, the S10e is no slouch at all.

It is equipped with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor and although it is a bit dated by today’s standards, it still performs admirably well. Throw any Android games on it and it will play them without any problems.

While it does have a smaller display at only 5.8 inches, you are still getting a rich and vibrant screen regardless. Sure, it is only capped at 1080p resolution, but most of the content that you can stream on the internet is limited to Full HD anyway.

Samsung had to cut some corners to bring the price of the phone down and true enough, the S10e doesn’t come with a telephoto lens. It still does have an ultra-wide and wide-angle lens, however, which is adequate for most users anyway.

On top of that, this phone is also capable of wireless charging and reverse charging which is pretty nice for a sub-$500 phone.

The Samsung Galaxy S10e, although released two years ago, is still a worthy contender in 2020.

2.Asus Zenfone 6

Price: $499

Asus Zenfone 6

The Asus Zenfone 6 is one of the most interesting phones out there. Released in 2019, an era where pop-up cameras were a thing, this phone doesn’t rely on such a mechanism, but instead uses a motor to flip the camera forward. So in essence, its back cameras flip forward and act as glorified selfie cameras as well.

Although from a photography standpoint, this phone is a middling performer, it is still interesting that the company found a way to go against the grain and implement their own ideas to the fore.

It does have a 6.4-inch LCD display with a resolution of 2340 x 1080 and it is a curved display at that. It would have been nice if it were an OLED panel, but the colors are still quite accurate nevertheless.

People that want a phone that they can rely on will surely love the Zenfone 6 as the device is equipped with a pretty hefty 5,000 mAh battery which will have no problems lasting a full day (and then some).

The only weak feature of the phone is that its included charger (although a ‘fast’ one back in the day), is just an 18-watt charger which, by today’s standards, is pretty slow.

But other than that, the Asus Zenfone 6 is a flagship device being offered at a sub-$500 price point.

3.TCL 10 Pro

Price: $450

TCL 10 Pro

One of the biggest compromises that phone manufacturers would have to make in order to produce a budget phone is the build quality of their devices. True enough, most budget phones on the market are either entirely made of plastic and there are some that do have some aluminum frames but with plastic accents all throughout. Well, the next phone doesn’t have that.

The TCL 10 Pro is one of the most well-built phones under $500. It has a glass finish on both the front and back so you might mistake this as a premium device at first glance.

People that want to plug in their wired headphones will love the fact that the TCL 10 Pro still has a 3.5mm headphone jack.

Another thing that impressed me is the fact that this phone comes with a 6.47-inch OLED display that produces vibrant and punchy colors all throughout. Its brightness is subpar when compared to flagship phones, but for the price, it is a pretty good performer.

While it is equipped with a 4,500 mAh battery, its poor software optimization still eats a lot of energy and that is why it is this phone’s biggest flaw.

Fortunately, you get a pretty fast charger out of the box, so you can mitigate its negative to some degree.

4.OnePlus 7T

Price: $499

OnePlus 7T

OnePlus is one of the first phone manufacturers to implement a high refresh rate display in their phones and the OnePlus 7T is a testament to that.

It has a beautiful 6.55-inch AMOLED display that can be clocked at 90Hz for overall smooth performance. 

Speaking of performance, the 7T is equipped with Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus which is an improved version of the non-plus variant. It provides a marginal performance uplift but any improvement is welcome, right?

Its 8GB of system memory coupled with 128GB UFS 3.0 storage completes its performance package and I have to say that you are pretty much good to go for at least 3 years with this device.

While its camera array is nothing special, you still get a 3-camera setup that should alleviate the need for vlogging cameras if you are into that sort of stuff.

Even though its battery only has 3,800 mAh capacity, its included warp charger could top that off in less than 60 minutes.

5.iPhone SE 2020

Price: $380

iPhone SE 2020

If you want the most affordable iPhone on the market, then the iPhone SE 2020 is for you. It is pretty interesting to be using the word ‘budget’ when talking about a device from Apple, but here it is.

Although the phone has a small display at only 4.7 inches, it is still vibrant nonetheless. It is no slouch from a performance standpoint given that this phone comes with the same A13 Bionic chip that is found in the iPhone 11.

Its camera setup is not as good as its bigger counterparts, but it isn’t too shabby at all. You get a 12-megapixel rear camera, as well as a 7-megapixel selfie camera at the front.

Because the company had to cut some corners to reduce the cost of this thing, you only get 3GB of RAM and 1,821 mAh battery which, by today’s standards, is not going to last a long time.

Still, this is the most affordable iPhone you can find on the market today, so if its downsides are okay for you, then this is still a worthy purchase.

6.Google Pixel 3a

Price: $400

Google Pixel 3a

Google’s cut-down version of its flagship device, the Google Pixel 3a still packs a considerable punch for a phone that costs under $500.

It has a considerable performance package in the form of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 processor and 4GB of RAM. While it is a mid-range processor, it performs admirably well even when you are playing the most demanding games.

But, what is truly amazing about this device is not its performance package but its included cameras.

While it doesn’t have the same array of cameras found in its more flagship counterparts, the Google Pixel 3a’s cameras are still pretty good for the price.

It is not as snappy as the Google Pixel 3 XL since it doesn’t come with the Pixel Visual Core, but its overall quality is still a cut above the rest (at least, when compared to the other phones on this list).

Where this phone falls short is in its internal storage and mediocre battery life. But, in all others, it is one of the best for a phone that is priced under $500.

7.Xiaomi Mi Note 10

Price: $450

Xiaomi Mi Note 10

Do you want a smartphone that has a camera that has a megapixel count that is above 100? If so, you’d want to set your eyes on the Xiaomi Mi Note 10.

Its main feature is its included 108-megapixel shooter at the back that does offer some pretty impressive results. To complement the said camera sensor, it is also coupled with a 5-megapixel telephoto lens, 12-megapixel portrait camera, 2-megapixel macro sensor, and a 20-megapixel ultra-wide lens. It also has a 32-megapixel selfie camera which is one of the best at this price point.

For its display, you are getting a 6.47-inch curved AMOLED display and the phone is also protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5 for better protection. Although the screen is capped at only Full HD resolution, it does provide one of the most color-accurate displays on the market.

Aside from that, its performance package makes this a great mid-range contender as well. It is equipped with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G processor, 6GB RAM, 128GB UFS 3.0 storage, and a whopping 5,260 mAh battery.

My only gripe with this device is that it is not a 5G phone, but if you are willing to sacrifice that for a smartphone that has all of the right features, then I can wholeheartedly recommend the Xiaomi Mi Note 10

8.Razer Phone 2

Price: $450

Razer Phone 2

The Razer Phone 2 is a gaming phone that was originally priced at $800 but has since received huge discounts over the years. It is now priced at $450 so for people that want a highly competitive gaming phone, you should get your hands on this as soon as possible.

Anyway, this is quite a competitive gaming phone despite it being released two years ago. It does have some flagship specs as it is equipped with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chip (with vapor chamber cooling) and 8GB of RAM.

It does have a 5.72-inch IGZO screen that has a wide color gamut and can be clocked at a 120Hz screen refresh rate. Fun fact, this is one of the first true gaming phones in the market that has a fast display.

While it does have thick bezels at the top and bottom, I think that this is a deliberate design choice because most gamers would play using landscape orientation anyway.

Its built-in audio is pretty good thanks to its 24-bit DAC and there is also a headphone jack if you want to use your wired gaming headset.

Although this phone is great for gaming, its camera array leaves much to be desired. Sure, it has improved quite substantially thanks to its updates, but it still doesn’t compete with the phones of today.

Still, at $450, the Razer Phone 2 is a very appealing gaming phone in 2020.

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The Best Xbox One Games in 2020- Get Primed Before the New Console Arrives

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I know, Microsoft is set to release its new Xbox Series X game console sometime in the Holidays but this doesn’t mean that you have to wait a couple of months just to enjoy your time because there are a lot of titles that you can play right now.

The Xbox game console has plenty of memorable games and today, I am going to be talking about the best Xbox One games in 2020. Get primed now before the new console arrives this Fall.

Best Xbox One Games 2020

1.Control

Control

Although this game starts weird at first, Control is actually pretty fun and exciting. You will be taking control of Jesse Faden, a director of the Federal Bureau of Control and your mission is to kill the Hiss enemies that are found in the very institution you are working for.

What makes this game weird is that you are actually going against the ‘paranatural’ creatures and it is only going to get weirder from there.

As the main character, you will actually have natural abilities to help combat the special enemies. These are in the form of mind control, telekinesis, and everything in between. And oh, you will also have the ability to wield one of the coolest guns in video game history as it can either morph into a machine gun, a shotgun, or even a handgun if need be.

Sure, the game is weird, but it is something that you have to play for yourself in order to understand why this is one of the best out there.

2.Gears 5

Gears 5

Hailed as one of the best Xbox One games ever, the ‘Gears’ series is now on its 5th installment and this game allows you to unravel Kait Diaz’s story as she finds out more of his lineage and her very existence.

This game has one of the most unique game mechanics in that it actually feels like an entirely new take on the 3rd-person shooter genre.

Instead of rushing to your enemies guns blazing, you have the option to duck and take cover as you time perfectly to kill the enemies without taking a hit.

What’s more, this open-world title allows you to make use of fun vehicles that can take you from point A to point B in a short amount of time.

People that want to play with or against other players will love the multiplayer content that is found on this title.

Players who have their own Xbox One S or the original Xbox One will surely love this game without a doubt.

3.Apex Legends

Apex Legends

Because of Fortnite’s massive success, a lot of game developers want to craft their own take on the Battle Royale genre. Thus, Apex Legends was born.

If you’ve had your Xbox One game console for quite some time and have played numerous titles over the years, you might find that some of the game’s elements are familiar. Well, that is because Apex Legends was developed by Respawn Entertainment- the same company that created Titanfall.

Unlike PUBG and Fortnite, Apex Legends is a bit unique in that each character has their own unique abilities- much like Overwatch.

While this game can be acquired for free, there are some microtransactions involved inside the realm as well.

4.Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

Sekiro Shadows Die Twice

You might have heard of this game before and that’s because a lot of people are complaining about its difficulty. Well, it should come as no surprise seeing that this game was also developed by the makers of the infamous Dark Souls franchise.

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice may have taken some inspiration from Bloodborne and Dark Souls titles but it actually has its own unique tricks.

In this game, you will have the ability to resurrect yourself, as well as a new posture system that allows you to make use of new skills and abilities.

Now, if you are interested to try this one, let me just caution you that this game is hard. In fact, I would go on to say that it is insanely hard- a staple in most of From Software’s game stack.

5.Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order

Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order

Who doesn’t love Star Wars? If you are a massive fan of the franchise, then you will be happy to know that there is a relatively new game that you should definitely check out.

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is one of the more refreshing games in the series thanks, in part, by its game mechanics, as well as the ability to become a Jedi or a Sith.

It draws inspiration from other triple A games in that you have a pretty good combat system, a set of good puzzles for you to solve, and exploration like those other open-world titles.

While you may not like the microtransactions in this game, you need not spend any more money to enjoy the title for what it is. Of course, you will have to consider spending your hard-earned money if there are any DLCs that are going to be released in the near future.

6.Darksiders Genesis

Darksiders Genesis

Fans of the Diablo franchise are probably clamoring for a similar game on the Xbox One console. Thankfully, there is one that you could try!

Darksiders Genesis is an isometric hack-and-slash with some shooter elements depending on the character that you wish to play.

People who have played Darksiders games before might be surprised that some of the mechanics have changed- particularly that you are playing mission-style story missions now. Still, this is still a pretty fun game with a huge replay value.

7.Ashen

Ashen

If you want challenging games much like Dark Souls and Bloodborne, then this next one will be quite appealing to you.

Ashen borrows some elements from the aforementioned games but it does have a unique way of portraying the story because instead of amazing 3D graphics, you are greeted with a watercolor-style art that is a breath of fresh air.

The graphics are interesting because you actually do not see any faces. It is as if you are in the situation fighting against hordes of enemies.

If you want an interesting take on a hack-and-slash game, Ashen is definitely worth checking out.

8.Dragon Age: Inquisition

Dragon Age Inquisition

People that want to play open-world games should certainly check out Dragon Age: Inquisition. Considered as the best title in the franchise yet, you can easily spend more than 200 hours here thanks to its numerous quests, characters, and abilities to choose from.

The game is unique in that it allows you to take control of your other three companions so that you can use any of your abilities without taking a hit. What’s more, this game will surely test your mettle when it comes to developing strategies because there are times where the going gets really tough.

Thanks to the use of the Unreal Engine, you will be greeted with amazing visuals. If you want more, you can play this game on your PC. Just make sure to equip it with the best graphics cards to get the full effect.

9.Halo 5: Guardians

Halo 5 Guardians

Fans of the Halo franchise rejoice! Halo 5: Guardians is quite an exciting game and one that you should definitely not play alone. More on this in a bit.

Instead of using the iconic Master Chief, you will be playing as Spartan Locke. You will be going across different planets and fans of the game will definitely want to play this one as a familiar character is taking on a very different approach.

As is to be expected in the Halo franchise, this game has some jaw-dropping visuals. It is safe to say that it has pretty good graphics and that it is one of the better titles on the game console just for its visuals.

Although you can play the story missions solo, where Halo 5 shines is in its multiplayer content. Go with your buddies as you fight against hordes of different enemies. But of course, you have the option of going against other players as well.

If you are playing this game with your buddies, it is best that you get a pretty good 4K TV to truly grasp what this thing has to offer.

10.Ori and the Will of the Wisps

Ori and the Will of the Wisps

Platform games need not be overly complicated. In fact, people can just sit back, relax, and have some challenging moments here and there.

Well, Ori and the Will of the Wisps is a fitting sequel to the highly successful, Ori and the Blind Forest. The game is quite similar to its predecessor, albeit it has some exciting new stuff for people to use and explore.

What I really love about this game is the fact that the visuals are really on full display and the fact that the soundtrack is just so captivating.

Although this game takes some time to get better, the story is quite touching and I highly encourage that you try this one if you love its predecessor.

Conclusion

So there you have it, these are all of the best Xbox games in 2020. You can either purchase them one by one or you can buy them at discounted prices if you have the Xbox One game pass.

Even though the new game console from the company is set to release in the coming months, the games mentioned above are still worth playing even to this day.

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The Best PS4 Games of 2020- Experience the Best that the Console Has to Offer

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Playstation 5 is just around the corner but it doesn’t mean that you cannot enjoy Sony’s Playstation 4 console. The PS4 has released some of the most iconic games ever made.

In this article, I will go over the best ps4 games of 2020 but I will also include some classic games just to prep you for what’s to come in the next-generation console.

So, without further ado, here are the best titles on the PS4:

Best Playstation 4 Games

1.Final Fantasy 15

Final Fantasy 15

People who have played the first-generation Playstation console would be familiar with the first game on this list.

The Final Fantasy franchise has amassed a loyal following and its 15th installment in the series is a refreshing one.

You see, the previous FF title was an MMORPG and FFXIII has got fans divided over whether or not Square Enix still has the penchant for creating amazing games with memorable storylines.

Well, I am happy to say that the latest installment in the series definitely has reignited the fans’ love for the franchise.

In this game, you will be embarking on a journey with Noctis and his 3 trusty bodyguards as you fight against monsters- as is customary with the title.

I love the fact that Square Enix meld both great storytelling with impeccable graphics as this game truly delivers.

2.Death Stranding

Death Stranding

Starring Norman Reedus from the infamous The Walking Dead franchise, Death Stranding is a peculiar game but it doesn’t mean it’s bad. In fact, I would go on to say that it is one of the more interesting games on the platform.

The game is set in a post-apocalyptic world and you will be taking control of Sam Bridges. The premise of the game is to deliver supplies to the survivors and you happen to be learning new abilities along the way.

What’s grappling here is that the story actually lets you rethink your life choices thus far and how you will make decisions in the future. Yes, it’s that deep.

More importantly, it is actually quite fun though you will have to be spending hours into the game to truly notice that it is.

Still, I would encourage you to give this a try.

3.Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (2019)

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (2019)

The Call of Duty franchise has some of the best games in existence while there are also those that people really did not like at all.

In the previous titles, it was too sci-fi that the game has veered away from what it was supposed to be. Thankfully, Activision went back to its roots and created a game that donned the ‘boots on the ground’ approach.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare should not be confused with the game of the same name as this is the 2019 edition.

It still talks about Captain Price but this game takes you to his earlier years. While there are some inconsistencies when it comes to a storytelling standpoint, the gameplay is actually pretty intense and exciting from beginning to end.

The game has had a lot of new updates. In fact, you will need a hefty SSD capacity if you want to install this game because it will really eat up your storage space.

4.Bloodborne

Bloodborne

People who love the Dark Souls series will definitely love this next one. Bloodborne is not, by all means, a new game, but it certainly still has a massive loyal following even to this day.

This is a third-person hack-and-slash game that will require you to think quickly, time your moves correctly, and strategize as you fight hordes of souls and demons.

Bloodborne is one of the first PS4 exclusives and while this game is already a couple of years old, it aged like fine wine.

I do have to caution you that, like the Dark Souls titles, this is a pretty hard game. It can be fun, provided that you are a person who likes to challenge themselves when playing.

5.Devil May Cry 5

Devil May Cry 5

Fans were eagerly waiting for a sequel to Devil May Cry 4 and after waiting over a decade, Capcom has finally delivered a fitting sequel.

Devil May Cry 5 is still nearly the same at its core but there are some new moves that players will have to be familiar with in order to get the most out of their experience.

You will be controlling either of the three characters: Dante, V, and Nero. Each of them has their own unique weapons and abilities and it is up to you to master all of them.

It will take some time to master all of their moves but when that is accomplished, this is simply one of those games that will help you get glued to the edge of your seats.

6.Ghost of Tsushima

Ghost of Tsushima

The Ghost of Tsushima is quite a popular game at the time of writing and it talks about the exploits of Jin Sakai- a Japanese Samurai who has to fight against the 13th century Mongols.

This title is so appealing because it is not only historically accurate but it can also get very deep as well. You also have to be ready to sink a lot of hours into this to fully grasp the story and all.

Players who love customizing their characters will love the fact that the level of customization in this game is superb. Of course, you will have to be willing to get whatever is needed to unlock them so there’s that.

Despite the long hours of gameplay, where Ghost of Tsushima shines is in its storytelling. It speaks about duty, honor, and sacrifice which are things that are definitely fitting for the theme.

7.God of War (2018)

God of War (2018)

This game was one of the most highly anticipated PS4 exclusives back in 2018 and it is still loved by many to this day.

Here, you will control Kratos as you fight against Greek gods from Norse mythology. One iconic change to the franchise, well, at least in this game, is that Kratos now has a son and it certainly changes the whole dynamic.

Considered by pundits and game reviewers as the best game in the franchise, God of War 2018 is definitely one that you should play before the Playstation 5 releases.

8.Marvel’s Spider-Man

Marvel’s Spider-Man

Of all the superhero games that were released on the console, Marvel’s Spider-Man is definitely one that you should consider playing.

You will play as the titular character and what’s exciting here is that you not only get to fight against spidey’s signature villains but you can also get a lot of different things that will help make the game even more interesting.

The good thing is that this game is constantly being improved- whether in the form of some new patches that will help smooth out the kinks of the game or some new features that will definitely get you hooked on your TV screen.

It is worth noting that the game also has a pretty unique photo editor which you can use extensively if you want to produce some snaps in-game or whatnot.

The makers of this game have also promised the public that it will continually release new DLCs in the coming months, so stay tuned for more.

9.Horizon Zero Dawn

Horizon Zero Dawn

One of the most captivating games both in terms of storytelling and graphics, Horizon Zero Dawn is always placed in the Top 10 Lists and for all of the right reasons.

This game has impressive visuals. This is so much so that there will be a PC port of this game that will arrive in the near future.

For those of you who haven’t played this game yet, you will be transported back into a unique post-apocalyptic world where it is filled with robotic dinosaurs that you will have to deal with in many parts of the story.

You will be controlling Aloy who is a very skilled fighter and a master of the spear and the bow. She later learns that the things that she can do can ultimately make the lives of the things around her even better.

Seriously, if you want to play a game that is just so visually appealing, you should definitely think about playing Horizon Zero Dawn without a doubt.

Or, if you want to wait for the PC version, be sure to equip your computer with the best graphics cards on the market just to make sure it is ready to handle this beauty.

10.Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

Just like the previous title, Red Dead Redemption 2 is another highly anticipated game. It is made by the same studio that developed the iconic GTA V so you’ll know that you’re in for a treat.

Red Dead Redemption 2 takes you back to the days of the wild west as you patrol the area with a bunch of buddies on horses and deal with the renegade cowboys along the way.

The graphics are just so breathtaking that you can simply have your character stay in one spot and marvel at the beauty of the world you’re in.

This game will require you to play long hours for you to truly grasp what’s going on but I think that that is no problem for you, right?

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The Best PC Games in 2020 That Will Help Keep You Entertained During This Quarantine Period

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For some people, staying at home sucks. But, for gamers like you and me, it is actually a pretty good thing.

Since we are encouraged to stay at home, getting a good gaming PC now makes sense. Of course, a PC is just one part of the equation as you would also need some games to play as well.

Well, you don’t have to worry about that as I am going to go over the best PC games in 2020 that will help you keep entertained during this quarantine period.

Before We Get Started

First and foremost, you will need to build your own gaming PC. You can either buy a pre-built or you can build it yourself, the choice is entirely up to you.

If you are going the DIY route, you would need to get yourself a good graphics card and a CPU that can handle the load.

While you’re at it, it would be best that you invest some of your money towards a good set of PC Speakers or perhaps a great gaming headset if you want a more immersive experience.

Best PC Games in 2020

1.Fortnite

Fortnite

I think this game needs no introduction. Fortnite is the game that spearheaded the creation of a new genre: Battle Royale.

In this game, you are pitted against 99 players and the one that eliminates all others will be the winner. Of course, you can party up with some buddies as well so that you can go against other teams doing the same thing.

While other battle royale games have their own thing, Fortnite also has an ace up its sleeves. Here, you can build fortresses or structures that allow you to gain some advantage over your opponents.

You can also explore the map to find new weapons and items that can help you achieve your goal.

Seriously, Fortnite is still quite a fun and competitive game to play in this day and age and I highly recommend this for sure.

2.Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

From the makers of GTA 5, Red Dead Redemption 2 is another game that has garnered a lot of fans since its release.

The highly-anticipated title lets you control Arthur Morgan and his band of cowboys as you try to capture outlaws in the Wild West.

The game is quite expansive in that it has many side quests and if you are equipped with a pretty good graphics card, you will surely love the landscapes and amazing scenery in this game.

In fact, I would go on to say that you can easily sink more than 50 hours in this game and you would not notice. That is how captivating this is.

You will need a competitive PC for this one but if you’ve got the right specs, then go ahead and try this one for yourself.

3.Monster Hunter: World (Iceborne)

Monster Hunter: World (Iceborne)

If you are a fan of hack-and-slash RPG games, then Monster Hunter: World is for you. This game is very fun and enjoyable as you have plenty of weapons to choose from- each with their own movesets. You will have to find the one that suits your playstyle before proceeding.

The premise of this game is simple: You gain missions that will prompt you to kill boss enemies. Once they die, they will leave some crafting materials that you can use to build armor and weapons to make your avatar stronger.

You will also be accompanied by a cute cat called a Palico and it uses special items that will help you in your journey.

Since early 2020, Capcom has released a major update known as Iceborne that has introduced a bevy of new monsters for you to kill, as well as new movesets for your preferred weapons.

The game is not ending anytime soon as the company has released a roadmap detailing new content in the coming months.

Although this game can be quite grindy, the fact of the matter is that you are rewarded for your efforts.

4.Valorant

Valorant PC Game Review

To perfectly describe Valorant, all you have to do is be familiar with CS:GO and Overwatch as this game is a mix of the two. You could say that this is Riot Games’ take on a competitive FPS game.

You will be teamed up with 4 other players and the premise of the game is that one team will be planting the bomb while the other team will try their best to defuse it.

It is like CS:GO because this game favors a more steady approach when firing your weapon. Strafing side to side will not work and will diminish your overall accuracy as a result.

Now, you might ask where the Overwatch aspect is. Well, you will choose your own character in this game and each of them has their own unique set of abilities.

The key to winning the round is constant communication, as well as just being good at shooting other people and using your character’s abilities to advance forward.

People have worries about the game’s aggressive approach towards hacking tools and programs so there’s that.

Otherwise, this game is pretty fun to play, especially if you want first-person shooters.

5.Doom: Eternal

Doom Eternal

Doom: Eternal is the expansion of the 2016 version of this popular franchise. The graphics are superb and if you have a pretty competitive gaming rig, you will be in awe as you battle hordes of demons.

The game is a bit fast-paced and you have a wide assortment of weapons to choose from. When you find a demon and shoot at it, you might notice that they will be shining yellow. That is the time where you press a key to perform the finishing move.

If you want to heal your character, you will have to rip those demons apart for some health packs. Sure, it does have some gore elements but it is not too disturbing at all.

Fans of PvP type battles will love the new 2v1 multiplayer mode where one team will control the slayer and the other team will control some demons.

6.Cities: Skylines

Cities Skylines

If you are a fan of building games, then you will surely love Cities: Skylines. This game was released shortly after SimCity flopped and for the fans of the game, they’re glad that it did.

The objective of the game is simple: You will be building your own city and create as many infrastructures as needed. There will be some tooltips along the way that will guide you through the process.

If the people in your city require better healthcare, you can rectify that by building hospitals. If they require some leisure and entertainment, building some malls can do the trick.

This is a really fun game in its own right but with the vast community it has, there are some fan mods that you can download that will help make the game even better.

For instance, you can download some reskins, building tools, and there are also some graphical tweaks that you can implement if you want.

The game has two new expansions that will help elevate your experience even more. So, if you are a fan of building communities, this is the one that you should definitely try out.

7.Nier: Automata

Nier Automata

Fans of action RPGs will definitely love Nier: Automata. It is developed by Square Enix which is a household name when it comes to Role-Playing Games.

Here, you will control special Androids and your mission is to wipe out the machines that dominate Earth.

The story is not as straightforward though and that is why fans love this game for its complexity. That is so much so that this title has multiple endings so that you can truly grasp the different sides at play.

Although only appropriate for mature audiences, Nier: Automata has the gameplay and story elements that will surely get you glued to your seats for hours on end.

8.The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Witcher 3 Wild Hunt

To this day, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is still one of the best games that you can play on the PC. You will control Geralt of Rivia who is a class known as the ‘Witcher’ and your mission is to battle enemies- may it be humans, demons, or any other unnatural phenomena.

This game is quite expansive and you can literally sink 100s of hours to this and you will still not get bored.

It has received two expansions and each of them requires a lot of hours of gameplay to complete, which is pretty nice for people that want to play a single game for a very long time.

The graphics of this game is truly astonishing so if you have money to invest in a good gaming desktop, I highly recommend that you do so to get the full experience.

9.Control

Control

Do you want to find your brother that is hidden in a building that is in constant architectural flux? That is what Control has to offer.

This game is actually highly acclaimed with numerous pundits saying that it should have won the game of the year honors.

Your character is the head of the Federal Bureau of Control and your job is to contain any unnatural phenomena, all while gaining information about the whereabouts of your lost sibling.

Control gives impressive visuals so you will need a really good PC for this. But if you already have one, I highly recommend this title.

10.Call of Duty: Warzone

Call of Duty Warzone

Back then, the Call of Duty franchise was more focused on providing players with compelling and memorable story missions but Activision also wants to join the Battle Royale fray and that is why it has developed Call of Duty: Warzone.

This game is considered to be at the top of the genre which is only followed by Fortnite and Apex Legends.

Just like Fortnite, CoD: Warzone all has its own unique twists. For instance, when you die in battle, you will actually have to engage in a 1-on-1 fight against another fallen player and if you win, you will not only revive yourself and get back into action but you will also gain some money in the process as well.

You can also strive to gain some contracts that will unlock exclusive perks and structure to the gameplay. To gain them, you will have to do a number of different things, including hunting down enemies, finding and opening certain chests, among others. The game is seriously fun to play whether you are a casual or a professional player. Although you will need lots of storage space on your SSD, this game will provide you with a good level of entertainment for sure.

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8 Best Phones Under $500- From Truly Budget Devices to Mid-range Contenders

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Although we dream of getting any of the flagship phones on the market, sadly, most people just do not have the money to spend on a luxury device.

Most of us would be happy to get one for an inexpensive price, but despite its budget price tag, it does not mean to say that you are getting a crappy phone.

So in this article, I will go over some of the best phones under $500 in 2020. I will talk about truly budget devices to mid-range contenders so that you will have plenty of options to choose from.

Without further ado, let’s get started.

Best Phones Under $500

1.Samsung Galaxy S10e

Price: $350

Samsung Galaxy S10e

The Samsung Galaxy S10e is a version lower than the flagship Samsung Galaxy S10. But, despite it being a cut-down version of the company’s high-end phone, the S10e is no slouch at all.

It is equipped with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor and although it is a bit dated by today’s standards, it still performs admirably well. Throw any Android games on it and it will play them without any problems.

While it does have a smaller display at only 5.8 inches, you are still getting a rich and vibrant screen regardless. Sure, it is only capped at 1080p resolution, but most of the content that you can stream on the internet is limited to Full HD anyway.

Samsung had to cut some corners to bring the price of the phone down and true enough, the S10e doesn’t come with a telephoto lens. It still does have an ultra-wide and wide-angle lens, however, which is adequate for most users anyway.

On top of that, this phone is also capable of wireless charging and reverse charging which is pretty nice for a sub-$500 phone.

The Samsung Galaxy S10e, although released two years ago, is still a worthy contender in 2020.

2.Asus Zenfone 6

Price: $499

Asus Zenfone 6

The Asus Zenfone 6 is one of the most interesting phones out there. Released in 2019, an era where pop-up cameras were a thing, this phone doesn’t rely on such a mechanism, but instead uses a motor to flip the camera forward. So in essence, its back cameras flip forward and act as glorified selfie cameras as well.

Although from a photography standpoint, this phone is a middling performer, it is still interesting that the company found a way to go against the grain and implement their own ideas to the fore.

It does have a 6.4-inch LCD display with a resolution of 2340 x 1080 and it is a curved display at that. It would have been nice if it were an OLED panel, but the colors are still quite accurate nevertheless.

People that want a phone that they can rely on will surely love the Zenfone 6 as the device is equipped with a pretty hefty 5,000 mAh battery which will have no problems lasting a full day (and then some).

The only weak feature of the phone is that its included charger (although a ‘fast’ one back in the day), is just an 18-watt charger which, by today’s standards, is pretty slow.

But other than that, the Asus Zenfone 6 is a flagship device being offered at a sub-$500 price point.

3.TCL 10 Pro

Price: $450

TCL 10 Pro

One of the biggest compromises that phone manufacturers would have to make in order to produce a budget phone is the build quality of their devices. True enough, most budget phones on the market are either entirely made of plastic and there are some that do have some aluminum frames but with plastic accents all throughout. Well, the next phone doesn’t have that.

The TCL 10 Pro is one of the most well-built phones under $500. It has a glass finish on both the front and back so you might mistake this as a premium device at first glance.

People that want to plug in their wired headphones will love the fact that the TCL 10 Pro still has a 3.5mm headphone jack.

Another thing that impressed me is the fact that this phone comes with a 6.47-inch OLED display that produces vibrant and punchy colors all throughout. Its brightness is subpar when compared to flagship phones, but for the price, it is a pretty good performer.

While it is equipped with a 4,500 mAh battery, its poor software optimization still eats a lot of energy and that is why it is this phone’s biggest flaw.

Fortunately, you get a pretty fast charger out of the box, so you can mitigate its negative to some degree.

4.OnePlus 7T

Price: $499

OnePlus 7T

OnePlus is one of the first phone manufacturers to implement a high refresh rate display in their phones and the OnePlus 7T is a testament to that.

It has a beautiful 6.55-inch AMOLED display that can be clocked at 90Hz for overall smooth performance. 

Speaking of performance, the 7T is equipped with Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus which is an improved version of the non-plus variant. It provides a marginal performance uplift but any improvement is welcome, right?

Its 8GB of system memory coupled with 128GB UFS 3.0 storage completes its performance package and I have to say that you are pretty much good to go for at least 3 years with this device.

While its camera array is nothing special, you still get a 3-camera setup that should alleviate the need for vlogging cameras if you are into that sort of stuff.

Even though its battery only has 3,800 mAh capacity, its included warp charger could top that off in less than 60 minutes.

5.iPhone SE 2020

Price: $380

iPhone SE 2020

If you want the most affordable iPhone on the market, then the iPhone SE 2020 is for you. It is pretty interesting to be using the word ‘budget’ when talking about a device from Apple, but here it is.

Although the phone has a small display at only 4.7 inches, it is still vibrant nonetheless. It is no slouch from a performance standpoint given that this phone comes with the same A13 Bionic chip that is found in the iPhone 11.

Its camera setup is not as good as its bigger counterparts, but it isn’t too shabby at all. You get a 12-megapixel rear camera, as well as a 7-megapixel selfie camera at the front.

Because the company had to cut some corners to reduce the cost of this thing, you only get 3GB of RAM and 1,821 mAh battery which, by today’s standards, is not going to last a long time.

Still, this is the most affordable iPhone you can find on the market today, so if its downsides are okay for you, then this is still a worthy purchase.

6.Google Pixel 3a

Price: $400

Google Pixel 3a

Google’s cut-down version of its flagship device, the Google Pixel 3a still packs a considerable punch for a phone that costs under $500.

It has a considerable performance package in the form of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 processor and 4GB of RAM. While it is a mid-range processor, it performs admirably well even when you are playing the most demanding games.

But, what is truly amazing about this device is not its performance package but its included cameras.

While it doesn’t have the same array of cameras found in its more flagship counterparts, the Google Pixel 3a’s cameras are still pretty good for the price.

It is not as snappy as the Google Pixel 3 XL since it doesn’t come with the Pixel Visual Core, but its overall quality is still a cut above the rest (at least, when compared to the other phones on this list).

Where this phone falls short is in its internal storage and mediocre battery life. But, in all others, it is one of the best for a phone that is priced under $500.

7.Xiaomi Mi Note 10

Price: $450

Xiaomi Mi Note 10

Do you want a smartphone that has a camera that has a megapixel count that is above 100? If so, you’d want to set your eyes on the Xiaomi Mi Note 10.

Its main feature is its included 108-megapixel shooter at the back that does offer some pretty impressive results. To complement the said camera sensor, it is also coupled with a 5-megapixel telephoto lens, 12-megapixel portrait camera, 2-megapixel macro sensor, and a 20-megapixel ultra-wide lens. It also has a 32-megapixel selfie camera which is one of the best at this price point.

For its display, you are getting a 6.47-inch curved AMOLED display and the phone is also protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5 for better protection. Although the screen is capped at only Full HD resolution, it does provide one of the most color-accurate displays on the market.

Aside from that, its performance package makes this a great mid-range contender as well. It is equipped with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G processor, 6GB RAM, 128GB UFS 3.0 storage, and a whopping 5,260 mAh battery.

My only gripe with this device is that it is not a 5G phone, but if you are willing to sacrifice that for a smartphone that has all of the right features, then I can wholeheartedly recommend the Xiaomi Mi Note 10

8.Razer Phone 2

Price: $450

Razer Phone 2

The Razer Phone 2 is a gaming phone that was originally priced at $800 but has since received huge discounts over the years. It is now priced at $450 so for people that want a highly competitive gaming phone, you should get your hands on this as soon as possible.

Anyway, this is quite a competitive gaming phone despite it being released two years ago. It does have some flagship specs as it is equipped with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chip (with vapor chamber cooling) and 8GB of RAM.

It does have a 5.72-inch IGZO screen that has a wide color gamut and can be clocked at a 120Hz screen refresh rate. Fun fact, this is one of the first true gaming phones in the market that has a fast display.

While it does have thick bezels at the top and bottom, I think that this is a deliberate design choice because most gamers would play using landscape orientation anyway.

Its built-in audio is pretty good thanks to its 24-bit DAC and there is also a headphone jack if you want to use your wired gaming headset.

Although this phone is great for gaming, its camera array leaves much to be desired. Sure, it has improved quite substantially thanks to its updates, but it still doesn’t compete with the phones of today.

Still, at $450, the Razer Phone 2 is a very appealing gaming phone in 2020.

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The Best Xbox One Games in 2020- Get Primed Before the New Console Arrives

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I know, Microsoft is set to release its new Xbox Series X game console sometime in the Holidays but this doesn’t mean that you have to wait a couple of months just to enjoy your time because there are a lot of titles that you can play right now.

The Xbox game console has plenty of memorable games and today, I am going to be talking about the best Xbox One games in 2020. Get primed now before the new console arrives this Fall.

Best Xbox One Games 2020

1.Control

Control

Although this game starts weird at first, Control is actually pretty fun and exciting. You will be taking control of Jesse Faden, a director of the Federal Bureau of Control and your mission is to kill the Hiss enemies that are found in the very institution you are working for.

What makes this game weird is that you are actually going against the ‘paranatural’ creatures and it is only going to get weirder from there.

As the main character, you will actually have natural abilities to help combat the special enemies. These are in the form of mind control, telekinesis, and everything in between. And oh, you will also have the ability to wield one of the coolest guns in video game history as it can either morph into a machine gun, a shotgun, or even a handgun if need be.

Sure, the game is weird, but it is something that you have to play for yourself in order to understand why this is one of the best out there.

2.Gears 5

Gears 5

Hailed as one of the best Xbox One games ever, the ‘Gears’ series is now on its 5th installment and this game allows you to unravel Kait Diaz’s story as she finds out more of his lineage and her very existence.

This game has one of the most unique game mechanics in that it actually feels like an entirely new take on the 3rd-person shooter genre.

Instead of rushing to your enemies guns blazing, you have the option to duck and take cover as you time perfectly to kill the enemies without taking a hit.

What’s more, this open-world title allows you to make use of fun vehicles that can take you from point A to point B in a short amount of time.

People that want to play with or against other players will love the multiplayer content that is found on this title.

Players who have their own Xbox One S or the original Xbox One will surely love this game without a doubt.

3.Apex Legends

Apex Legends

Because of Fortnite’s massive success, a lot of game developers want to craft their own take on the Battle Royale genre. Thus, Apex Legends was born.

If you’ve had your Xbox One game console for quite some time and have played numerous titles over the years, you might find that some of the game’s elements are familiar. Well, that is because Apex Legends was developed by Respawn Entertainment- the same company that created Titanfall.

Unlike PUBG and Fortnite, Apex Legends is a bit unique in that each character has their own unique abilities- much like Overwatch.

While this game can be acquired for free, there are some microtransactions involved inside the realm as well.

4.Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

Sekiro Shadows Die Twice

You might have heard of this game before and that’s because a lot of people are complaining about its difficulty. Well, it should come as no surprise seeing that this game was also developed by the makers of the infamous Dark Souls franchise.

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice may have taken some inspiration from Bloodborne and Dark Souls titles but it actually has its own unique tricks.

In this game, you will have the ability to resurrect yourself, as well as a new posture system that allows you to make use of new skills and abilities.

Now, if you are interested to try this one, let me just caution you that this game is hard. In fact, I would go on to say that it is insanely hard- a staple in most of From Software’s game stack.

5.Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order

Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order

Who doesn’t love Star Wars? If you are a massive fan of the franchise, then you will be happy to know that there is a relatively new game that you should definitely check out.

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is one of the more refreshing games in the series thanks, in part, by its game mechanics, as well as the ability to become a Jedi or a Sith.

It draws inspiration from other triple A games in that you have a pretty good combat system, a set of good puzzles for you to solve, and exploration like those other open-world titles.

While you may not like the microtransactions in this game, you need not spend any more money to enjoy the title for what it is. Of course, you will have to consider spending your hard-earned money if there are any DLCs that are going to be released in the near future.

6.Darksiders Genesis

Darksiders Genesis

Fans of the Diablo franchise are probably clamoring for a similar game on the Xbox One console. Thankfully, there is one that you could try!

Darksiders Genesis is an isometric hack-and-slash with some shooter elements depending on the character that you wish to play.

People who have played Darksiders games before might be surprised that some of the mechanics have changed- particularly that you are playing mission-style story missions now. Still, this is still a pretty fun game with a huge replay value.

7.Ashen

Ashen

If you want challenging games much like Dark Souls and Bloodborne, then this next one will be quite appealing to you.

Ashen borrows some elements from the aforementioned games but it does have a unique way of portraying the story because instead of amazing 3D graphics, you are greeted with a watercolor-style art that is a breath of fresh air.

The graphics are interesting because you actually do not see any faces. It is as if you are in the situation fighting against hordes of enemies.

If you want an interesting take on a hack-and-slash game, Ashen is definitely worth checking out.

8.Dragon Age: Inquisition

Dragon Age Inquisition

People that want to play open-world games should certainly check out Dragon Age: Inquisition. Considered as the best title in the franchise yet, you can easily spend more than 200 hours here thanks to its numerous quests, characters, and abilities to choose from.

The game is unique in that it allows you to take control of your other three companions so that you can use any of your abilities without taking a hit. What’s more, this game will surely test your mettle when it comes to developing strategies because there are times where the going gets really tough.

Thanks to the use of the Unreal Engine, you will be greeted with amazing visuals. If you want more, you can play this game on your PC. Just make sure to equip it with the best graphics cards to get the full effect.

9.Halo 5: Guardians

Halo 5 Guardians

Fans of the Halo franchise rejoice! Halo 5: Guardians is quite an exciting game and one that you should definitely not play alone. More on this in a bit.

Instead of using the iconic Master Chief, you will be playing as Spartan Locke. You will be going across different planets and fans of the game will definitely want to play this one as a familiar character is taking on a very different approach.

As is to be expected in the Halo franchise, this game has some jaw-dropping visuals. It is safe to say that it has pretty good graphics and that it is one of the better titles on the game console just for its visuals.

Although you can play the story missions solo, where Halo 5 shines is in its multiplayer content. Go with your buddies as you fight against hordes of different enemies. But of course, you have the option of going against other players as well.

If you are playing this game with your buddies, it is best that you get a pretty good 4K TV to truly grasp what this thing has to offer.

10.Ori and the Will of the Wisps

Ori and the Will of the Wisps

Platform games need not be overly complicated. In fact, people can just sit back, relax, and have some challenging moments here and there.

Well, Ori and the Will of the Wisps is a fitting sequel to the highly successful, Ori and the Blind Forest. The game is quite similar to its predecessor, albeit it has some exciting new stuff for people to use and explore.

What I really love about this game is the fact that the visuals are really on full display and the fact that the soundtrack is just so captivating.

Although this game takes some time to get better, the story is quite touching and I highly encourage that you try this one if you love its predecessor.

Conclusion

So there you have it, these are all of the best Xbox games in 2020. You can either purchase them one by one or you can buy them at discounted prices if you have the Xbox One game pass.

Even though the new game console from the company is set to release in the coming months, the games mentioned above are still worth playing even to this day.

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The Best PS4 Games of 2020- Experience the Best that the Console Has to Offer

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Playstation 5 is just around the corner but it doesn’t mean that you cannot enjoy Sony’s Playstation 4 console. The PS4 has released some of the most iconic games ever made.

In this article, I will go over the best ps4 games of 2020 but I will also include some classic games just to prep you for what’s to come in the next-generation console.

So, without further ado, here are the best titles on the PS4:

Best Playstation 4 Games

1.Final Fantasy 15

Final Fantasy 15

People who have played the first-generation Playstation console would be familiar with the first game on this list.

The Final Fantasy franchise has amassed a loyal following and its 15th installment in the series is a refreshing one.

You see, the previous FF title was an MMORPG and FFXIII has got fans divided over whether or not Square Enix still has the penchant for creating amazing games with memorable storylines.

Well, I am happy to say that the latest installment in the series definitely has reignited the fans’ love for the franchise.

In this game, you will be embarking on a journey with Noctis and his 3 trusty bodyguards as you fight against monsters- as is customary with the title.

I love the fact that Square Enix meld both great storytelling with impeccable graphics as this game truly delivers.

2.Death Stranding

Death Stranding

Starring Norman Reedus from the infamous The Walking Dead franchise, Death Stranding is a peculiar game but it doesn’t mean it’s bad. In fact, I would go on to say that it is one of the more interesting games on the platform.

The game is set in a post-apocalyptic world and you will be taking control of Sam Bridges. The premise of the game is to deliver supplies to the survivors and you happen to be learning new abilities along the way.

What’s grappling here is that the story actually lets you rethink your life choices thus far and how you will make decisions in the future. Yes, it’s that deep.

More importantly, it is actually quite fun though you will have to be spending hours into the game to truly notice that it is.

Still, I would encourage you to give this a try.

3.Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (2019)

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (2019)

The Call of Duty franchise has some of the best games in existence while there are also those that people really did not like at all.

In the previous titles, it was too sci-fi that the game has veered away from what it was supposed to be. Thankfully, Activision went back to its roots and created a game that donned the ‘boots on the ground’ approach.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare should not be confused with the game of the same name as this is the 2019 edition.

It still talks about Captain Price but this game takes you to his earlier years. While there are some inconsistencies when it comes to a storytelling standpoint, the gameplay is actually pretty intense and exciting from beginning to end.

The game has had a lot of new updates. In fact, you will need a hefty SSD capacity if you want to install this game because it will really eat up your storage space.

4.Bloodborne

Bloodborne

People who love the Dark Souls series will definitely love this next one. Bloodborne is not, by all means, a new game, but it certainly still has a massive loyal following even to this day.

This is a third-person hack-and-slash game that will require you to think quickly, time your moves correctly, and strategize as you fight hordes of souls and demons.

Bloodborne is one of the first PS4 exclusives and while this game is already a couple of years old, it aged like fine wine.

I do have to caution you that, like the Dark Souls titles, this is a pretty hard game. It can be fun, provided that you are a person who likes to challenge themselves when playing.

5.Devil May Cry 5

Devil May Cry 5

Fans were eagerly waiting for a sequel to Devil May Cry 4 and after waiting over a decade, Capcom has finally delivered a fitting sequel.

Devil May Cry 5 is still nearly the same at its core but there are some new moves that players will have to be familiar with in order to get the most out of their experience.

You will be controlling either of the three characters: Dante, V, and Nero. Each of them has their own unique weapons and abilities and it is up to you to master all of them.

It will take some time to master all of their moves but when that is accomplished, this is simply one of those games that will help you get glued to the edge of your seats.

6.Ghost of Tsushima

Ghost of Tsushima

The Ghost of Tsushima is quite a popular game at the time of writing and it talks about the exploits of Jin Sakai- a Japanese Samurai who has to fight against the 13th century Mongols.

This title is so appealing because it is not only historically accurate but it can also get very deep as well. You also have to be ready to sink a lot of hours into this to fully grasp the story and all.

Players who love customizing their characters will love the fact that the level of customization in this game is superb. Of course, you will have to be willing to get whatever is needed to unlock them so there’s that.

Despite the long hours of gameplay, where Ghost of Tsushima shines is in its storytelling. It speaks about duty, honor, and sacrifice which are things that are definitely fitting for the theme.

7.God of War (2018)

God of War (2018)

This game was one of the most highly anticipated PS4 exclusives back in 2018 and it is still loved by many to this day.

Here, you will control Kratos as you fight against Greek gods from Norse mythology. One iconic change to the franchise, well, at least in this game, is that Kratos now has a son and it certainly changes the whole dynamic.

Considered by pundits and game reviewers as the best game in the franchise, God of War 2018 is definitely one that you should play before the Playstation 5 releases.

8.Marvel’s Spider-Man

Marvel’s Spider-Man

Of all the superhero games that were released on the console, Marvel’s Spider-Man is definitely one that you should consider playing.

You will play as the titular character and what’s exciting here is that you not only get to fight against spidey’s signature villains but you can also get a lot of different things that will help make the game even more interesting.

The good thing is that this game is constantly being improved- whether in the form of some new patches that will help smooth out the kinks of the game or some new features that will definitely get you hooked on your TV screen.

It is worth noting that the game also has a pretty unique photo editor which you can use extensively if you want to produce some snaps in-game or whatnot.

The makers of this game have also promised the public that it will continually release new DLCs in the coming months, so stay tuned for more.

9.Horizon Zero Dawn

Horizon Zero Dawn

One of the most captivating games both in terms of storytelling and graphics, Horizon Zero Dawn is always placed in the Top 10 Lists and for all of the right reasons.

This game has impressive visuals. This is so much so that there will be a PC port of this game that will arrive in the near future.

For those of you who haven’t played this game yet, you will be transported back into a unique post-apocalyptic world where it is filled with robotic dinosaurs that you will have to deal with in many parts of the story.

You will be controlling Aloy who is a very skilled fighter and a master of the spear and the bow. She later learns that the things that she can do can ultimately make the lives of the things around her even better.

Seriously, if you want to play a game that is just so visually appealing, you should definitely think about playing Horizon Zero Dawn without a doubt.

Or, if you want to wait for the PC version, be sure to equip your computer with the best graphics cards on the market just to make sure it is ready to handle this beauty.

10.Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

Just like the previous title, Red Dead Redemption 2 is another highly anticipated game. It is made by the same studio that developed the iconic GTA V so you’ll know that you’re in for a treat.

Red Dead Redemption 2 takes you back to the days of the wild west as you patrol the area with a bunch of buddies on horses and deal with the renegade cowboys along the way.

The graphics are just so breathtaking that you can simply have your character stay in one spot and marvel at the beauty of the world you’re in.

This game will require you to play long hours for you to truly grasp what’s going on but I think that that is no problem for you, right?

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The Best PC Games in 2020 That Will Help Keep You Entertained During This Quarantine Period

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For some people, staying at home sucks. But, for gamers like you and me, it is actually a pretty good thing.

Since we are encouraged to stay at home, getting a good gaming PC now makes sense. Of course, a PC is just one part of the equation as you would also need some games to play as well.

Well, you don’t have to worry about that as I am going to go over the best PC games in 2020 that will help you keep entertained during this quarantine period.

Before We Get Started

First and foremost, you will need to build your own gaming PC. You can either buy a pre-built or you can build it yourself, the choice is entirely up to you.

If you are going the DIY route, you would need to get yourself a good graphics card and a CPU that can handle the load.

While you’re at it, it would be best that you invest some of your money towards a good set of PC Speakers or perhaps a great gaming headset if you want a more immersive experience.

Best PC Games in 2020

1.Fortnite

Fortnite

I think this game needs no introduction. Fortnite is the game that spearheaded the creation of a new genre: Battle Royale.

In this game, you are pitted against 99 players and the one that eliminates all others will be the winner. Of course, you can party up with some buddies as well so that you can go against other teams doing the same thing.

While other battle royale games have their own thing, Fortnite also has an ace up its sleeves. Here, you can build fortresses or structures that allow you to gain some advantage over your opponents.

You can also explore the map to find new weapons and items that can help you achieve your goal.

Seriously, Fortnite is still quite a fun and competitive game to play in this day and age and I highly recommend this for sure.

2.Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

From the makers of GTA 5, Red Dead Redemption 2 is another game that has garnered a lot of fans since its release.

The highly-anticipated title lets you control Arthur Morgan and his band of cowboys as you try to capture outlaws in the Wild West.

The game is quite expansive in that it has many side quests and if you are equipped with a pretty good graphics card, you will surely love the landscapes and amazing scenery in this game.

In fact, I would go on to say that you can easily sink more than 50 hours in this game and you would not notice. That is how captivating this is.

You will need a competitive PC for this one but if you’ve got the right specs, then go ahead and try this one for yourself.

3.Monster Hunter: World (Iceborne)

Monster Hunter: World (Iceborne)

If you are a fan of hack-and-slash RPG games, then Monster Hunter: World is for you. This game is very fun and enjoyable as you have plenty of weapons to choose from- each with their own movesets. You will have to find the one that suits your playstyle before proceeding.

The premise of this game is simple: You gain missions that will prompt you to kill boss enemies. Once they die, they will leave some crafting materials that you can use to build armor and weapons to make your avatar stronger.

You will also be accompanied by a cute cat called a Palico and it uses special items that will help you in your journey.

Since early 2020, Capcom has released a major update known as Iceborne that has introduced a bevy of new monsters for you to kill, as well as new movesets for your preferred weapons.

The game is not ending anytime soon as the company has released a roadmap detailing new content in the coming months.

Although this game can be quite grindy, the fact of the matter is that you are rewarded for your efforts.

4.Valorant

Valorant PC Game Review

To perfectly describe Valorant, all you have to do is be familiar with CS:GO and Overwatch as this game is a mix of the two. You could say that this is Riot Games’ take on a competitive FPS game.

You will be teamed up with 4 other players and the premise of the game is that one team will be planting the bomb while the other team will try their best to defuse it.

It is like CS:GO because this game favors a more steady approach when firing your weapon. Strafing side to side will not work and will diminish your overall accuracy as a result.

Now, you might ask where the Overwatch aspect is. Well, you will choose your own character in this game and each of them has their own unique set of abilities.

The key to winning the round is constant communication, as well as just being good at shooting other people and using your character’s abilities to advance forward.

People have worries about the game’s aggressive approach towards hacking tools and programs so there’s that.

Otherwise, this game is pretty fun to play, especially if you want first-person shooters.

5.Doom: Eternal

Doom Eternal

Doom: Eternal is the expansion of the 2016 version of this popular franchise. The graphics are superb and if you have a pretty competitive gaming rig, you will be in awe as you battle hordes of demons.

The game is a bit fast-paced and you have a wide assortment of weapons to choose from. When you find a demon and shoot at it, you might notice that they will be shining yellow. That is the time where you press a key to perform the finishing move.

If you want to heal your character, you will have to rip those demons apart for some health packs. Sure, it does have some gore elements but it is not too disturbing at all.

Fans of PvP type battles will love the new 2v1 multiplayer mode where one team will control the slayer and the other team will control some demons.

6.Cities: Skylines

Cities Skylines

If you are a fan of building games, then you will surely love Cities: Skylines. This game was released shortly after SimCity flopped and for the fans of the game, they’re glad that it did.

The objective of the game is simple: You will be building your own city and create as many infrastructures as needed. There will be some tooltips along the way that will guide you through the process.

If the people in your city require better healthcare, you can rectify that by building hospitals. If they require some leisure and entertainment, building some malls can do the trick.

This is a really fun game in its own right but with the vast community it has, there are some fan mods that you can download that will help make the game even better.

For instance, you can download some reskins, building tools, and there are also some graphical tweaks that you can implement if you want.

The game has two new expansions that will help elevate your experience even more. So, if you are a fan of building communities, this is the one that you should definitely try out.

7.Nier: Automata

Nier Automata

Fans of action RPGs will definitely love Nier: Automata. It is developed by Square Enix which is a household name when it comes to Role-Playing Games.

Here, you will control special Androids and your mission is to wipe out the machines that dominate Earth.

The story is not as straightforward though and that is why fans love this game for its complexity. That is so much so that this title has multiple endings so that you can truly grasp the different sides at play.

Although only appropriate for mature audiences, Nier: Automata has the gameplay and story elements that will surely get you glued to your seats for hours on end.

8.The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Witcher 3 Wild Hunt

To this day, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is still one of the best games that you can play on the PC. You will control Geralt of Rivia who is a class known as the ‘Witcher’ and your mission is to battle enemies- may it be humans, demons, or any other unnatural phenomena.

This game is quite expansive and you can literally sink 100s of hours to this and you will still not get bored.

It has received two expansions and each of them requires a lot of hours of gameplay to complete, which is pretty nice for people that want to play a single game for a very long time.

The graphics of this game is truly astonishing so if you have money to invest in a good gaming desktop, I highly recommend that you do so to get the full experience.

9.Control

Control

Do you want to find your brother that is hidden in a building that is in constant architectural flux? That is what Control has to offer.

This game is actually highly acclaimed with numerous pundits saying that it should have won the game of the year honors.

Your character is the head of the Federal Bureau of Control and your job is to contain any unnatural phenomena, all while gaining information about the whereabouts of your lost sibling.

Control gives impressive visuals so you will need a really good PC for this. But if you already have one, I highly recommend this title.

10.Call of Duty: Warzone

Call of Duty Warzone

Back then, the Call of Duty franchise was more focused on providing players with compelling and memorable story missions but Activision also wants to join the Battle Royale fray and that is why it has developed Call of Duty: Warzone.

This game is considered to be at the top of the genre which is only followed by Fortnite and Apex Legends.

Just like Fortnite, CoD: Warzone all has its own unique twists. For instance, when you die in battle, you will actually have to engage in a 1-on-1 fight against another fallen player and if you win, you will not only revive yourself and get back into action but you will also gain some money in the process as well.

You can also strive to gain some contracts that will unlock exclusive perks and structure to the gameplay. To gain them, you will have to do a number of different things, including hunting down enemies, finding and opening certain chests, among others. The game is seriously fun to play whether you are a casual or a professional player. Although you will need lots of storage space on your SSD, this game will provide you with a good level of entertainment for sure.

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