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  1. PC Report: Grand Theft Auto V

    PC Reports are a series of quick first impressions regarding the technical aspects of a PC game. This report was written by PCGamingWiki contributor RaTcHeT302 and edited by Andytizer. For an up to date account of Grand Theft Auto V fixes and improvements, please visit its respective PCGamingWiki article.

     

    Grand Theft Auto V is the latest game in the Grand Theft Auto series, developed by Rockstar North and published by Rockstar Games, running on the RAGE engine.

     

    The game was released on April 14, 2015 for Windows. Mainly the game can only be purchased on the Rockstar Games Social Club service when bought from anywhere else but on Steam. A Rockstar Games Social Club account is required for both versions of the game.

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  2. Port Report: Splinter Cell: Blacklist

    Port Reports are a series of quick first impressions of the technical aspects of a PC game. For an up to date account of Splinter Cell: Blacklist’s fixes and improvements, please visit its respective PCGamingWiki article.

     

    Now I'm sure no one here needs a background check on Ubisoft, as that alone could take up several pages. We'll just look at Blacklist's predecessor, Conviction for a little foreshadowing and a bit of history (as Ubi's games swing wildly in technological capacity, the previous game would be the best indicator). Conviction was incredibly frustrating, to say the least. It ticked enough boxes to trick you into thinking it was a good port but as soon as you got in game, 98% (not a hyperbole) of people would tank down to 30FPS regardless of everything and anything. And that was the problem. The 2% that did get 60FPS spurred the rest to start committing acts of voodoo on their machines to try and find the secret recipe. Worst part is, the framerate just felt terrible, not like normal 30FPS and I can't put my finger on why. It's not like 30 in other slow paced games, like Hitman: Absolution or ARMA. The question remains, where did it all go wrong?

     

    First, it starts of with little things.

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  3. Port Report: Shadow Warrior

    Port Reports are a new series of quick first impressions of the technical aspects of a PC game. This report was written by PCGamingWiki contributor LDK. For an up to date account of Shadow Warriors' fixes and improvements, please visit its respective PCGamingWiki article.

     

    Shadow Warrior is a reboot of a long forgotten FPS action game of the same name from year 1997. This new version is developed by Flying Wild Hog, and they are aiming to be faithful to its predecessor, bring back old school design with emphasis on fast-paced shooting, lots of enemies, no cover mechanics and many weapons available all the time. This article will look at the technical aspects of the game, mainly performance, options and overall technical quality. You will also find several benchmarks for every performance heavy effect so you know how to set your game to run perfectly. Shadow Warrior is being released on September 26th, 2013 for Windows, and will be available through several digital distribution channels, including Steam and GOG.com.

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  4. PC Report: Dying Light

    PC Reports are a series of quick first impressions regarding the technical aspects of a PC game. This report was written by PCGamingWiki contributor Dillonator. For an up to date account of Dying Light's fixes and improvements, please visit its respective PCGamingWiki article.

     

    Dying Light is a game developed by Techland debuting their new Chrome Engine 6. Their previous games include Dead Island and Call of Jaurez, which both franchises had relatively poor PC ports. Without further ado, let's dive in and see if Techland have repented their sins or if bad habits die hard.

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  5. PC Report: Fallout 4

    PC Reports are a series of quick first impressions regarding the technical aspects of a PC game. This report was written by PCGamingWiki contributor LDK. For an up to date account of Fallout 4 fixes and improvements, please visit its respective PCGamingWiki article.

     

    The Fallout 4 is the next title in a series of a very popular post-apocalyptic RPG's developed by Bethesda Game Studios. The game key was generously provided by Gamesplanet. We are going to look at the technical quality of the PC version of the game.

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  6. PC Report: XCOM 2 - Optimized Video Settings for Quality and Performance

    PC Reports are a series of quick first impressions regarding the technical aspects of a PC game. For an up to date account of XCOM 2 fixes and improvements, please visit its respective PCGamingWiki article.

     

    XCOM 2 is the latest game in the XCOM series, developed by Firaxis Games and published by 2K Games, running on the Unreal Engine 3.

     

    The game was released on February 5, 2016 for Windows, OS X and Linux. The main focus of this report is to aid users in finding the most optimal and best looking graphical settings in order to solve and even prevent most framerate issues.

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  7. PC Report: Watch Dogs

    PC Reports are a series of quick first impressions regarding the technical aspects of a PC game. This report was written by PCGamingWiki contributor Dillon and edited by Andytizer. Valuable assistance was provided by RaTcHeT302 and LDK and the PCGamingWiki community. For an up to date account of Watch Dogs fixes and improvements, please visit its respective PCGamingWiki article.

     

    Watch_Dogs is the latest city romp from Ubisoft Montreal, a fresh IP from a familiar friend (or foe, for the cynical). It uses an entirely new, in-house engine made specifically for Watch Dogs named Disrupt. It has a few bits from previous engines AnvilNext (Assassin's creed) and Dunia (Far Cry 2 & 3), so if safe to say that Ubisoft are more than familiar with their tools at hand. In this PC Report, we'll be looking at performance, image quality and quality of the controls and input.

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  8. PC Report: GRID Autosport

    PC Reports are a series of quick first impressions regarding the technical aspects of a PC game. This report was written by PCGamingWiki contributor RaTcHeT302. For an up to date account of GRID Autosport fixes and improvements, please visit its respective PCGamingWiki article.

     

    GRID Autosport is the sixth game in the Race Driver series, brought by Codemasters Racing and published by Codemasters. In comparision to the first GRID the game has far more options than ever before, GRID itself already featuring quite an extensive options list, the new game in the series expanding on some of those providing a far more complete PC experience than most modern games. I shall be overviewing the vast array of features.

     

    The game was released on June 27, 2014 for Windows and is also available on Steam as a digital release.

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  9. PC Report: Far Cry 4

    PC Reports are a series of quick first impressions regarding the technical aspects of a PC game. This report was written by PCGamingWiki contributor LDK. For an up to date account of Far Cry 4 fixes and improvements, please visit its respective PCGamingWiki article.

     

    After not very impressive Watch_Dogs port and almost unplayable Assassin's Creed Unity, Ubisoft is trying its luck for the third time this year with another open world game called Far Cry 4. Is it better then its predecessors? To find out, we are going to look very closely on the performance of each effect, controls, audio and overall quality of the port.

     

    Far Cry 4 was released on November 18, 2014 for Windows and is available through several digital distribution channels.

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  10. PC Report: Watch Dogs 2

    PC Reports are a series of quick first impressions regarding the technical aspects of a PC game. For an up to date account of Watch Dogs 2 fixes and improvements, please visit its respective PCGamingWiki article.

     

    Developed and Published by Ubisoft. The game was released on November 29, 2016.

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  11. PC Report: Pillars of Eternity

    PC Reports are a series of quick first impressions regarding the technical aspects of a PC game. This report was written by PCGamingWiki contributor LDK. For an up to date account of Pillars of Eternity fixes and improvements, please visit its respective PCGamingWiki article.

     

    Pillars of Eternity is an old-school RPG developed by Obsidian Entertainment, a very experienced developer of RPG games. The game is only released on PCs so naturally we are very interested in this title so dive in to find out, how the game performs, looks and controls.

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  12. PC Report: Dead Rising - Optimized Video Settings

    PC Reports are a series of quick first impressions regarding the technical aspects of a PC game. For an up to date account of Dead Rising fixes and improvements, please visit its respective PCGamingWiki article.

     

    Developed by QLOC and published by 2K Games. The game was released on October 7, 2016 for Windows only.

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  13. PC Report: Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag

    PC Reports are a series of quick first impressions regarding the technical aspects of a PC game. This report was written by PCGamingWiki contributor LDK. For an up to date account of Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag fixes and improvements, please visit its respective PCGamingWiki article.

     

    Every new gaming season a few series are returning with iron regularity and this season is no different. The Assassin's Creed series belongs to this group and this year is returning with a new title called Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag. In this article we are going to analyze the PC version of this multi-platform title - how each graphical effect impacts framerate, how the controls are and the overall quality of the PC port.

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  14. PC Report: Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes

    PC Reports are a series of quick first impressions regarding the technical aspects of a PC game. This report was written by PCGamingWiki contributor Dillonator. For an up to date account of Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes' fixes and improvements, please visit its respective PCGamingWiki article.

     

    I feel as if the PC gaming community has a "I can't have it therefore I want it more" relationship with Metal Gear Solid. Of all the 20 Metal Gear games dating back to 1987 a measly three are on PC. On top of that, there was an 11 year hiatus between Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance and Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance which landed on PC in January earlier this year. Revengeance was greatly successful, not just in terms of game-play but also in it's port. You can read more about that here. However, Revengeance wasn't developed by Kojima Productions and was instead created by Platinum games and the earlier titles were ported by a third party so we have no real precursor to anticipate how well MGSV:GZ will perform. So, here I present to you, Kojima Productions' first venture into PC.

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  15. Port Report: Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs

    Port Reports are a new series of quick first impressions of the technical aspects of a PC game. This report was written by PCGamingWiki contributor LDK. For an up to date account of Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs's fixes and improvements, please visit its respective PCGamingWiki article.

     

    Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs is an indirect sequel to Amnesia: The Dark Descent, great first person horror adventure. Unlike its predecessor A Machine for Pigs is developed by studio The Chinese Room, which created very atmospheric Dear Ester. We are going to look at technical aspects of the game - performance, options, controls and overall technical quality. Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs is released on September 10th, 2013 on Windows, Linux and Mac OS X.

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  16. PC Report: Dark Souls 2

    PC Reports are a series of quick first impressions regarding the technical aspects of a PC game. This report was written by PCGamingWiki contributor LDK. For an up to date account of Dark Souls 2 fixes and improvements, please visit its respective PCGamingWiki article.

     

    Dark Souls 2 is third installment of the "Souls" series but only second game on PC platform. First Souls game on the PC, Dark Souls, has been very rushed port with some controversial limitations, locked 720p resolution, locked framerate and awful mouse and keyboard support. Developer From Software promised proper PC version of Dark Souls, we are going to look, if they succeeded this time.

     

    Dark Souls 2 was released on April 25, 2014 for Windows and is available through several digital distribution channels.

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  17. PC Report: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

    PC Reports are a series of quick first impressions regarding the technical aspects of a PC game. This report was written by PCGamingWiki contributor LDK. For an up to date account of The Witcher 3 fixes and improvements, please visit its respective PCGamingWiki article.

     

    The Witcher 3 is a continuation of a popular RPG from a Polish developer studio CD Projekt Red. We are going to look at the technical aspects of the game, test the performance impact of the effects and look at overall quality of the PC version.

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  18. PC Report: No Man's Sky - Optimized Video Settings

    PC Reports are a series of quick first impressions regarding the technical aspects of a PC game. For an up to date account of No Man's Sky fixes and improvements, please visit its respective PCGamingWiki article.

     

    Developed and published by Hello Games. The game was released on August 12, 2016 for Windows only.

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  19. PC Report: Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands

    PC Reports are a series of quick first impressions regarding the technical aspects of a PC game. For an up to date account of Wildlands fixes and improvements, please visit its respective PCGamingWiki article.

     

    Developed and published by Ubisoft. The game was released on March 7, 2017.

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  20. Port Report: Saints Row IV

    Port Reports are a series of quick first impressions of the technical aspects of a PC game. For an up to date account of Saints Row IV’s fixes and improvements, please visit its respective PCGamingWiki article.

     

    Saints Row 2 was an infamously bad PC port that suffered from random massive frame rate drops, buggy gameplay, frequent crashes, low sound quality and lacked any of the DLC released on Xbox 360. By contrast, Saints Row: The Third was a more well-rounded PC port, although it did not escape its share of issues. This included poor performance on AMD or ATI based systems (somewhat ironic given that the game’s title credits were plastered with the AMD logo).

     

    When I approached Saints Row IV, I was slightly fearful that we’d see a return to the game-breaking Saint’s Row 2 bugs – largely because the developers Volition have moved home to Deep Silver, a publisher with a history of producing notoriously buggy PC ports like Dead Island and S.T.A.L.K.E.R. However, many of these fears can be put to rest because the game feels relatively polished – largely thanks to the fact that it uses virtually the same engine as Saints Row: The Third. In fact, they are so similar to each other that they look virtually identical in places, and even the same field of view hacks work in Saint’s Row IV as well.

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  21. Port Report: Batman: Arkham Origins

    Port Reports are a new series of quick first impressions of the technical aspects of a PC game. This report was written by PCGamingWiki contributor LDK. For an up to date account of Batman: Arkham Origins' fixes and improvements, please visit its respective PCGamingWiki article.

     

    Batman: Arkham Origins is a prequel to the very popular Batman series. This iteration focuses on origin story of Bruce Wayne as a young Batman. First two titles were developed by Rocksteady Studios but this one is developed by the rather new studio Warner Bros. Games Montréal. We will look how they managed to tackle technical aspects of the game - what options can be set, how the game runs and what effects are most demanding on your system.

     

    Batman: Arkham Origins was released on October 25, 2013 for Windows, and is available through several digital distribution channels.

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  22. Port Report: Call of Duty: Ghosts

    Port Reports are a new series of quick first impressions of the technical aspects of a PC game. This report was written by PCGamingWiki contributor LDK. For an up to date account of Call of Duty: Ghosts fixes and improvements, please visit its respective PCGamingWiki article.

     

    The Call of Duty series does not need a long introduction as it is one of the most popular game series around. The newest addition to the series, Call of Duty: Ghosts, has a rather difficult task: to launch on four current gen platforms and two next-gen platforms in a very short time-frame. We are going to look at how the PC version is performing, what effects are the most demanding on your system and the overall quality of the port.

     

    Call of Duty: Ghosts was released on November 5, 2013 for Windows, and is available through several digital distribution channels.

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  23. Port Report: The Bureau: XCOM Declassified

    Port Reports are a series of quick first impressions of the technical aspects of a PC game. For an up to date account of The Bureau: XCOM Declassified’s fixes and improvements, please visit its respective PCGamingWiki article.

     

    The Bureau: XCOM Declassified is a port, this is very apparent from the moment you arrive on the menu only to be warned about the game using autosave (a fact that you will be reminded about every time you launch the game) and to see the mouse cursor stuttering along across the screen. The issues, unfortunately, do not end there. The game was tested on an Intel i5-3570K and an AMD 7870 XT GPU.

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  24. PC Report: Need for Speed: Rivals

    PC Reports are a series of quick first impressions regarding the technical aspects of a PC game. This report was written by PCGamingWiki contributor Pridit. For an up to date account of Need for Speed: Rivals fixes and improvements, please visit its respective PCGamingWiki article.

     

    Another year, another Need for Speed port. I shall be going into some of the notable aspects of the latest addition to the series; Need for Speed: Rivals. As this will be a light PC report, I will not be going into the usual depth of a PC report. This will be primarily to raise awareness and provide some additional information on what matters the most to you, as a PC gamer.

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  25. PC Report: Elite: Dangerous

    PC Reports are a series of quick first impressions regarding the technical aspects of a PC game. This report was written by PCGamingWiki contributor LDK. For an up to date account of Elite: Dangerous fixes and improvements, please visit its respective PCGamingWiki article.

     

    Elite: Dangerous is the resurrection of one of the oldest PC games which is ushering back the niche but popular space simulator genre. The game is developed by Frontier Developments, who don't have many PC titles in their portfolio, so we are very curious how they managed to adapt to the complex and diverse PC environment. As usual we are going to look at technical aspects of the game, how it performs, hot it looks and how it controls. As this is PC exclusive title and has been in public beta for a quite a while we are expecting nothing less than a very high quality PC version.

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