Top 7 Gaming Apps for PC

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In today’s era, gaming has become more than just a leisurely break from our mundane routines. It is more than just a virtual room or street race or a survival shooting. The gaming industry has now turned into a full-fledged commercial entertainment business. Gamers have started live streaming and earning big bucks. Video game companies have started creating newer and better games to give their customers a better experience.

A good example of a game that went viral in 2020 is ‘Among Us’. It gained immense popularity on the internet over time as gamers spent hours finding out the imposter!

Due to the current state of the world where social distancing has found a way to fit into our lifestyles, people who had never even heard of the concept have started playing and polishing their skills.

Have you spent a lot of money buying a good gaming PC because you wanted to hop on the trend? If you are searching for suitable gaming apps that do not blow another hole in your pocket, this is your stop. Here, we have listed seven gaming apps for your PC that cost little to nothing.

1. Discord

There is nothing like a good voice chat with your gamer friends during a game of Fortnite. Discord is a free video chat and voice chat service devised to create communities.

The app allows you to create your server and organize topic-based channels. The advantage to this is that you won’t hear anyone talking about how good Star Wars is in your Fortnite text channel!

The app has features like easy to set-up bots, that also allow you to jam to music from Youtube, Spotify, or any other third-party apps.

2. Twitch

Something is undoubtedly amusing about watching people play games live on the internet. It feels like we are in their position; their victories make us soar in excitement and their losses distress us as it does to them.

If you are a gaming addict, twitch is a perfect service that helps you live-stream your videos with ease on all popular social media platforms. Twitch has had tremendous growth over the years and has made several game bloggers popular. The app has chat rooms where you can connect with other game addicts and offer bits (a form of currency on the platform) to your favorite streamers. So what is stopping you? Grab your headset and microphones, and stream!

3. Among Us

Among Us is an online multiplayer game where the player’s goal is to investigate and discover the imposter in the team while completing tasks at the same time. The game has recently become a hot topic on social media in 2020. Although it has simple graphics and a cartoon-like animation, the masses seem to be loving it.

The game costs $4.99 on Steam for Pc and is free if you play the mobile version. The game has features like character clothing customization and you can also get your very own cute pet!

4. Bluestacks

Have you ever wished that you could play your favorite android mobile games like Pubg and Free Fire on a bigger screen? Bluestacks is your genie!

Bluestacks is an android emulator that simulates android games on your Pc. This handy program caters its services all over the world and is one of the best emulators out there. It also provides you with features like high definition graphics, eco mode, and multi-instance sync.

5. Valorant

The very recently released game, Valorant is a free to play multiplayer shooter game. The first-person perspective game tests your shooting abilities with a one-life per round feature. The players get the opportunity to continue their 13 competitive streaks for 13 long rounds.

In the game, attackers have to plant an explosive, The Spike, while the defenders will either try to defuse the bomb or remove every attacker. Valorant has a globally competitive aura and it puts your gaming skill to action. In the game, agents step into the shoes of Duelists, Initiators, Controllers, and Sentinels, which are further broken down into more specific positions.

6. Minecraft

Minecraft was released in the year 2011 and it peaked later on in 2012 and 2013. Minecraft is a sandbox construction game that allows you to construct blocks, fight hostile mobs, and mine for ore. This is one of those games that don’t seem like much in the beginning but gets addictive later on. The game makes the player create characters that have a health bar and can be damaged by suffocating, drowning, fire, etc. It is like taking care of a real-life simulation.

The game allows players to build, explore lost worlds, kill monsters, uncover secrets, and explore their creativity.

Minecraft is originally a paid app and it costs $27 if you download it from the official website. For people who prefer monthly subscriptions, the app costs $7.99. Luckily for you, Minecraft has released a free to download version on their 10th anniversary!

7. Zoom

Wait, isn’t Zoom a video conferencing app? It still is an app used for picking work calls and looking at the faces of our beloved ones. The only difference is that with only a few recreational activities to enjoy, people are now seeking refuge under a video-conferencing app.

The app has particularly brought a smile to the faces of the escape enthusiasts who had to stay cooped up in their homes rather than locked in a thrilling and immersive escape game. Virtual escape rooms have now become a thing! Escape room brands have now started virtual rooms that you can play with your loved ones on Zoom. All you have to do is book a virtual escape room of your choice from any escape room brand that provides these experiences.

Other simple Zoom gaming ideas include Pictionary, truth or dare, and scavenger hunts. Call your friends and family and host an exciting Zoom game!

Conclusion

Gaming has turned into a creative profession now. People who have taken gaming as a full-time occupation have taken the phrase “Do what you love” to a whole new level. They dreamt about turning their hobby into a full-time job for the rest of their lives and have finally brought it to life.

This article lists some of the most famous games and apps that you should definitely try out if you have a similar ambition. Now that we only step out of the house for an essential chore, you have both the time and the peace that will allow you to do so. Take on a challenging escape adventure on Zoom or build your own city in Minecraft!

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