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Well, Half-Life: Alyx is finally here. It’s been 12 years since we last got a new Half-Life game, and as most of us know, this one is VR-exclusive. While most people who have a VR headset are likely to go and buy a big hit game like HL: Alyx (nice move, Valve), not everyone is going to get the expensive VR hardware required to run the game, especially without first checking if their hardware can run it. So, we are going to take a look at some of the expected PC performance that Half-Life: Alyx gets in these frames per second benchmark results, across a few of our graphics cards…
We have been running around Hell on earth, testing all the graphics options in DOOM Eternal, to better understand the sort of hardware performance impact each graphics video setting has in game and on your PC.
The time has finally come... After what has felt like forever, DOOM Eternal is here upon us, gracing us with it's scorching hot presence. When we all saw the system requirements last week, I think we all took a collective gulp seeing how demanding it was. Well, in order to see how well it performs you can check out all our other benchmarking articles around DOOM Eternal, but for now we can take a look at the kind of graphics settings you'll find when launching the game.
DOOM Eternal is quite a demanding game, as seen by our other articles like the DOOM Eternal Performance Benchmarks and Most Important Graphics Options. And we've also seen from the Official System Requirements that some graphics cards might require you to lower the settings to Medium to get that 60fps target on 1080p. If you were worried about sacrificing graphical quality, then we've got you covered. Here's a look at how different Low, Ultra and Ultra Nightmare graphics settings really are from each other.
We find ourselves once again scorching the Earth (or, more specifically, our PC systems) along with the DOOM Slayer, fighting hordes of demons in our merry trek across the umbral planes. We all saw those Official System Requirements last week that broke us into a sweat just by looking at them, but is DOOM Eternal really that demanding? We aim to find out...
This time last year it would've seemed utterly impossible but the (ex) PS4 exclusive Detroit: Become Human is now out on PC. Quantic Dream's adventure game portrays the tale of three AI androids who believe themselves sentient, fighting for their to be considered human. It was a big budget, tentpole PS4 release back in 2018 and now it's back and looking better than ever on PC.
Ahh, Halo. It's good to see you back. After well over a decade lost in the Xbox wilderness, Halo is now officially back on PC. Halo: The Master Chief Collection, offering revamped 4K visuals, mouse and keyboard support, and every bit of content that was ever released for Halo Reach on Xbox 360.
Star Wars fans are being absolutely spoiled right now. The Mandalorian is being very well received over on Disney Plus; Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker is out next month, and then we've got Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order, the best Star Wars game in many a year.
Praise be, it's a great Star Wars game. EA has defied its own history in delivering us Respawn's Star Wars Jedi - Fallen Order. It's a AAA, single-player, story-driven action game with no microtransactions. It's basically the complete opposite of Battlefront 2 and a real treat for Star Wars fans.
It's not often we get a great Star Wars game. The midichlorians have not been strong in this franchise since EA got its mitts on it. Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order appears to buck the trend though, scooping up some very positive reviews which suggest this is the best Star Wars game in at least the past decade.
Zoo Tycoon fans haven't had much to sing about lately but with Planet Zoo it feels like the return of one of the tycoon greats. A successor to Planet Coaster, although sadly not linked from a gameplay standpoint, Planet Zoo offers players the chance to oversee there very own zoo paradise.