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The best 505 Games for PC gamers
By Sam Jones - 2nd Sep 2021Games
Celebrate the publisher's 15th anniversary with our top picks
Global video game publisher 505 Games began back in 2006 from the heart of Milan - home of Leonardo da Vinci's 'The Last Supper', Il Marchesino risotto and the grand Piazza del Duomo.
More importantly, it's the origin story of where 505 came from - as a subsidiary of Italian games company Digital Bros - and since then the publisher has worked on some fantastic games across PC and console. Leading developers and big names have put their trust in 505 Games to publish their iconic and acclaimed titles - many of which are still big hits with gamers today.
To celebrate the publisher's 15th anniversary this year, here's our top pick of 505 Games that PC gamers need to check out!
It's fast-paced and punishes you for not being a nimble, ninja-like fighter - and that's why it's so addictive. Ghostrunner is a first-person action game set in a cyberpunk world where you'll attempt to climb Dharma Tower - humanity’s last shelter - after a world-ending cataclysm.
As the most advanced blade fighter ever created, you're always outnumbered but never outclassed. Slice through enemies with a monomolecular katana, dodge bullets with your superhuman reflexes, and employ a variety of specialized techniques to prevail.
One-hit, one-kill mechanics make combat fast and intense. Use your superior mobility (and frequent checkpoints!) to engage in a never-ending dance with death fearlessly.
An all-new, genre-defying experience, Death Stranding is Kojima Productions' debut title - from the mind of Hideo Kojima - and sees you take on the role of porter Sam Bridges on a brave mission across a post-apocalyptic-type America. Carrying the disconnected remnants of our future in his hands, the success of your journey will be of great importance.
The open-world sci-fi adventure features an invisible but extremely dangerous foe that lurks in the darkness, the Beached Things (BTs), which are surrounded by 'Timefall' - a dense rain that deteriorates Sam's cargo suit. Only your trusty Chiral sensor can scan and locate BTs within close proximity, giving you the chance to run away.
You'll enjoy an all-star cast including Starring Norman Reedus (The Walking Dead), Mads Mikkelsen (Casino Royale, Hannibal), Léa Seydoux (Spectre), and Lindsay Wagner (Grey's Anatomy), as well as popular video game voice actor Troy Baker (Batman: Arkham Origins, Unchartered, BioShock Infinite).
Playing the game on PC as oppose to the PlayStation 4 version also grants you access to high frame rate, Photo Mode and ultra wide monitor support, as well as a bunch of bonus in-game unlocks.
Control Ultimate Edition
With over 80 awards under its belt, Control Ultimate Edition is the definitive way to experience the acclaimed action-adventure. A corruptive presence has invaded the Federal Bureau of Control, and only you have the power to stop it.
The world is now your weapon in an epic fight to annihilate an ominous enemy through deep and unpredictable environments. Containment has failed, humanity is at stake. Will you regain control?
You'll unleash destruction through transforming weaponry and telekinetic powers, and discover new ways to annihilate your enemies as you harness powerful abilities to turn everything around you into a lethal weapon. Battle a relentless enemy through exciting missions and challenging boss fights to earn powerful upgrades that maximize abilities and customize your weaponry.
Journey to the Savage Planet
Welcome to Kindred Aerospace. It's not the first, or second, but the forth best interstellar space exploration company to work for!
In action-adventure Journey To The Savage Planet, you take on the role of a new recruit sent to planet ARY-26 to determine whether its fit for human life. You may be short on equipment and experience, but you'll figure it out.
Discover 30+ creatures, each with unique behaviors, threats, and abilities. Feed the plumpy cute Pufferbirds to obtain more carbon (or just straight up kill), dodge the Pikemander's deadly rolling attacks, and study each creature to learn potential weak spots.
Access new areas by upgrading your tools including a laser pistol, a rocket pack for boost jumps, rocket boots for swift descents and more. Turn any old space trash you discover into useful items thanks to your trusty 3D printer.
Better still, you can venture across the planet in solo or join a friend for co-op fun. There are hundreds of collectibles and secrets along the way, but will you find them all to complete your Kindex?
Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night
A demon-infested castle awaits in the 'Overwhelmingly Positive' rated Metroidvania platformer Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, where you play as Miriam - an orphan scarred by an alchemist’s curse which slowly crystallizes her body.
In order to save herself, and indeed, all of humanity, she must battle her way through a this castle summoned by Gebel, her old friend whose body and mind has become more crystal than flesh. You'll experience addictingly tight and satisfying gameplay alongside a rich new story in the gothic dark fantasy style of Koji Igarashi, the celebrated godfather of 'Igavania' games.
Witness the stunning 2.5D graphics enhanced by developer ArtPlay from early feedback to give the game a smoother, defined look.
Assetto Corsa Competizione
The FIA GT3 homologated championship is brought to life in stunning racing action in Assetto Corsa Competizione, the formidable name for authentic driving sims. Thanks to Unreal Engine 4, you're guaranteed photorealistic rendering and an accurate representation of scenarios, car materials and weather conditions.
Enjoy the multi-channel audio sampling of real GT cars, the game conveys captivating and immersive acoustic surroundings and realistic environmental effects. Career, Championship and Free Play modes offer a complete and customizable gaming experience, also thanks to the tutorials and progressive aid levels that allow you to tailor AI opponent difficulty and vehicle stability control to your abilities.
The Special Events will allow you to gain a first-hand experience of the most noteworthy real-life GT World Challenge. With multiplayer, the well-structured ranking system evaluates individual performances and driving behaviors to reward the most virtuous drivers and promote fair play in online competitions.
The matchmaking function makes sure that you can compete with opponents of similar skill level and easily find online races to join, while the leaderboards will allow you to compare single-lap performance with drivers from all around the world with the same car, circuit and weather conditions.
A new release for 2021, action roguelike Rogue Spirit sees you float and fight as the ghost of a prince from the Kingdom of Midra. You can possess enemy characters and absorb their unique skills to fight the evil presence that has corrupted your land.
Each defeated enemy is an opportunity for a body with better chance of survival. You'll get to explore the wonderful kingdom and learn its legends and lore - all while experimenting with 20 characters each with different abilities, weapons and playstyles - and 10 procedurally-generated levels set in five different biomes.
Choose from a great range of officially licensed 505 Games Steam PC games right here at Fanatical!