What Games Can I Play On My Laptop?



When it comes to gaming, many don't know where to start. Therefore, I decided to prepare a list of computer games that can be easily played in 2022.

List of the best modern games

1. Black Mesa (release date March 5, 2020).

Genres: fantasy, remake, shooter, action.

Half-Life is a game that needs no introduction. If you still have fond memories of this literally revolutionary shooter, then you will certainly be interested in Black Mesa. The project is a fan-made remake of the first part of Half-Life - the atmosphere of the original is preserved, and everything else is significantly improved and brought to a more modern look. Plot. An experiment at a research complex called Black Mesa does not go according to plan: strange and clearly aggressive creatures have invaded our world. One of the scientists, Gordon Freeman, takes a mount and begins to eliminate all opponents who are in no hurry to return to their native universe.

The main thing that is worth appreciating Black Mesa is its closeness to the original in spirit. Every little thing says that the developers immensely respect Half-Life and strive to be as close as possible to the original source. At the same time, the graphics and the physical model of objects have been seriously improved. The project is in early access on Steam, the authors continue to improve the game and fix bugs.

  • OS: Windows 7 (32/64-bit) of Greater.
  • Processor: Pentium 4.
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM.
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 650 series or equivalent.
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c.
  • Hard Drive: 20 GB available space.

2. Cyberpunk 2077 (release date December 10, 2020).

Genres: cyberpunk, ARPG, RPG, fantasy.

Cyberpunk 2077 is an epic action-adventure RPG from the creators of The Witcher 3. Based on the iconic game of this kind, the RPG will take players to the futuristic metropolis of Night City, where power, luxury and body modifications are of particular value. You will play as V, a mercenary and adventurer who is trying to get a unique implant that grants immortality.

The map in Cyberpank 2077 is smaller than in The Witcher 3, but much deeper due to the vertical design and the ability to enter almost every building and climb dozens of floors. Players can travel around Night City on foot or use a variety of vehicles. The developers promise deep customization, a choice of background, a fascinating plot and many ways to complete both a separate mission and the game as a whole. A pleasant surprise for many is the participation in Cyberpunk 2077 of the cult Hollywood actor Keanu Reeves. He got the role of Johnny Silverhand, who appears to the main character in the form of a digital ghost.

Minimum system requirements.

  • Requires 64-bit processor and operating system.
  • Operating system: Windows 7 or 10.
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-3570K or AMD FX-8310.
  • RAM: 8 GB RAM.
  • Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 or AMD Radeon RX 470.
  • DirectX: Version 12.
  • Disk space: 70 GB.

3. Assassin's Creed Valhalla (release date November 10, 2020).

Genres: fantasy, open world, action.

The first next-generation installment in the popular franchise will take players to the Viking Age. The main character of Assassin's Creed Valhalla will be a brave Viking named Eivor. From childhood, he dreamed of becoming a fearless warrior. Having become the leader of the clan, he decided to leave the lands of lifeless and icy Norway, setting off to conquer the fertile lands of England. Stepping into new territory, Eivor and his clan form a new village, and then begin their journey to conquer new lands. England in the 9th century is a lot of warring kingdoms. The lands where real chaos reigns are waiting for a new ruler to conquer them. Could it be Eivor?

Claimed features:

  • The ability to play as a male or female Viking;
  • You can become gay, lesbian or completely asexual;
  • The character can be customized (beard, tattoos, etc.);
  • Scandinavian mythology is woven into the plot, Odin plays an important role;
  • The game will include hunting, fishing, dice games and competitions who will drink more;
  • Traditional Scandinavian flying (a kind of rap battles for the Vikings) will also be present in the game;
  • Almost any weapon can be wielded in both hands and wielded with two axes, light swords, and so on;
  • The developers paid attention to the variety of opponents;
  • The settlement can be compared to the Normandy from Mass Effect. Decisions made by the player in the story will affect the appearance of the settlement;
  • The male version of Eivor was played by Danish actor Magnus Bruun Nielsen, best known for his TV series The Last Kingdom.

Minimum system requirements:

  • CPU: Ryzen 3 1200 / Core i5-4460.
  • RAM 8 GB.
  • Operating system Windows 10.
  • Video Card: AMD Radeon R9 380 or NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960.
  • Free disk space 50 GB.

4. Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War (release date November 13, 2020).

Genres: Modern, Shooter, Action.

A direct sequel to the original  Call Of Duty ‌  Black Ops that follows the adventures of your favorite heroes: Mason, Woods and Hudson, as well as a new fully customizable hero.

The sequel to Call of Duty: Black Ops, called Black Ops Cold War, takes place in the early 1980s, during one of the tense periods of the Cold War. In an immersive single-player campaign on an unprecedented scale, players will encounter historical figures and learn brutal truths as they fight in iconic locations such as East Berlin, Vietnam, Turkey, and even the KGB headquarters in Lubyanka.

The main features of the story campaign and multiplayer:

  • Mason, Woods and all characters from the original game return;
  • The main events will take place in the 80s, there will be flashbacks to Vietnam and other regions;
  • The game will have multiple endings. The player will be able to choose options for the development of the plot in the dialogues;
  • The game will have a fully customizable protagonist. The player will be able to choose the name, skin color, gender, past of the character. Even transgender will be available. But in the dossier, his gender will be classified, but the hero will be treated neutrally;
  • Psychological profiles of the hero will be available, which will affect the gameplay;
  • Crossgene and crossplay;
  • Free DLC;
  • Shared progression with Warzone;
  • The return of the popular zombie mode;
  • Modern Warfare owners will be able to enjoy content from the game in Warzone after the release of Black Ops Cold War (characters, weapon blueprints).

Minimum system requirements:

  • Processor Intel Core i5-2500K or equivalent from AMD.
  • Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 (2 GB) / GTX 1650 (4 GB) or AMD Radeon HD 7950.
  • RAM: 8 GB.
  • Disk space: 45 GB.

5. Mafia: Definitive Edition (release date September 25, 2020).

Genres: Modern, Open World, Remake, Shooter, Action.

A full-fledged remake of the cult Mafia: The City of Lost Heaven, developed from scratch on a new engine. The studio Hangar 13, known for Mafia 3, is responsible for the creation, the engine of which formed the basis of the updated game about the adventures of poor taxi driver Tommy Angelo.

The developers promise to keep the original plot and even supplement it with new tasks and the backstory of some characters. Let me remind you that The City of Lost Heaven told the story of Tommy Angelo. By the will of fate, he suddenly turned from a simple taxi driver into an accomplice of a large mafia clan. Over time, he becomes a member of the family and participates in the battle of two powerful mafia groups. But is it really worth making big sacrifices for the sake of the Salieri family?

The Mafia 3 engine allows developers to add new game mechanics. For example, motorcycles will appear in the game, shooting and driving will be completely changed. Players are also waiting for new dialogues and cutscenes. Despite the large number of changes made, the authors are sure: This is the Mafia that you remember and love, in a modern version. At the same time, the creator of the original, Daniel Vavra, disowned the remake and admitted that none of the developers even called him.

Minimum system requirements:

  • 64-bit processor and operating system required.
  • OS: Windows 10.
  • Processor: Intel Core i5 2550K / AMD FX 8120.
  • RAM: 6 GB RAM.
  • Video cards: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 / AMD Radeon HD 7870.
  • Disk space: 50 GB.





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