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The best SEGA Steam PC games you need to play
By Sam Jones - 27th Nov 2020Games
Must-have games from one of the leading names in the game industry
Japanese developer and publisher SEGA has been around for over 60 year now - working its magic on everything from slot machines and arcade games to consoles and hugely popular game franchises throughout its history.
These days, the game publisher produces some of the finest AAA and Indie PC games around, boasting an impressive catalog of developers who work closely with the gaming giant, and who often release top quality titles each year.
Here, we've rounded up our top pick of SEGA PC games from recent years that you need to play during your gaming lifetime.
Total War: WARHAMMER II
March your army of monstrous creatures into chaotic battles in the epic action strategy Steam game Total War: WARHAMMER II. This sequel to the fastest-selling Total War game features turn-based strategy and real-time tactics, which expands over five continents of the New World - Ulthuan, Naggaroth, The Southlands, Lustria and Nehekhara.
Choose your own playstyle and method of conquering as you take on the game’s campaign, or take the fight to fellow players and test your leadership skills and the strength of your army in online multiplayer matches. The race is on, and the very fate of the world will lie in the hands of the victor.
Who will you choose: will it be Prince Tyrion, Defender of Ulthuan, and the High Elves as they desperately try to stabilise the vortex that is situated above their home continent - or maybe the Slann Mage-Priest Mazdamundi and his Lizardmen, who also seek to prevent cataclysm.
Perhaps you want to see the Great Vortex in the hands of an evil ruler, such as the Witch King Malekith and his sadistic Dark Elf hordes, who travel from Naggaroth and their labyrinthine Black Arks – or the rodent army of Skaven, led by Queek Headtaker, who stir in their foul subterranean tunnels awaiting any excuse to rise to the surface and become the dominant race.
Yakuza: Like A Dragon
Yakuza: Like a Dragon sees you join Ichiban Kasuga and his ragtag group of outcasts in explosive dynamic RPG combat. Ichiban, a low-ranking grunt of a low-ranking yakuza family in Tokyo, faces an 18-year prison sentence after taking the fall for a crime he didn't commit.
Never losing faith, he loyally serves his time and returns to society to discover that no one was waiting for him on the outside, and his clan has been destroyed by the man he respected most. Ichiban sets out to discover the truth behind his family's betrayal and take his life back, drawing a ragtag group of society’s outcasts to his side: Adachi, a rogue cop, Nanba, a homeless ex-nurse, and Saeko, a hostess on a mission.
Together, they are drawn into a conflict brewing beneath the surface in Yokohama and must rise to become the heroes they never expected to be. You'll experience dynamic RPG combat like none other as you switch between 19 unique Jobs ranging from Bodyguard to Musician, using the battlefield as your weapon - take up bats, umbrellas, bikes, signs, and everything else at your disposal to clean up the streets!
When you're not busy bashing heads, relax by hitting up the local arcade for some classic SEGA games. You can also compete with locals in a no holds barred go-kart race around Yokohama, complete 50 unique substories, or just take in the scenery of a modern-day Japanese city.
Two Point Hospital
Do you have what it takes to run a great hospital? Well, you'll need to bring your A-game and help save lives in business simulation Two Point Hospital. You’ll be tasked with building hospitals from nothing to a masterpiece as you design the most beautiful (or functional) healthcare operation in Two Point County.
You can optimize your hospital design to increase patient (and cash) flow, arranging corridors, rooms and waiting areas to your exact specifications. Expand your hospital to multiple buildings as you look to get as many patients through the door as possible.
Place decorative and functional items around your hospital to improve its prestige, lower patient boredom, increase happiness and keep those end of year awards flowing in. In Two Point Hospital, you’ll be responsible for treating patients with some of the craziest, comical illnesses seen in a simulation game.
From Light-headedness, where patients have lightbulbs for heads, to Mock Star, patients who think they’re the next Freddie Mercury, your hospital will need to build special treatment machines and train staff on how to deal with every unique situation. Curing illnesses is only the beginning. Be sure to research improved cures and facilities to turn your hospital into an unstoppable healthcare juggernaut.
Having the right staff is vital, and so is making sure that their needs are met and that they’re fully trained and qualified for any given task. Manage your staff, who all have unique personality types and traits, and keep an eye on who’s getting the job done. Players will need to balance their workforce and their ambitions to make a safe and profitable hospital.
Total War: THREE KINGDOMS
Glorious conquest awaits in Creative Assembly’s latest action strategy Steam PC game Total War: THREE KINGDOMS. You'll experience the first in the multi-award-winning strategy series to recreate epic conflict across ancient China - as you embark on a gripping turn-based campaign game of empire-building, statecraft and conquest with stunning real-time battles.
Redefining the series in an age of heroes and legends, THREE KINGDOMS takes place in 190CE China, featuring beautiful but fractured lands that are calling out for a new emperor, and a new way of life. Forge the next great dynasty, and build a legacy that will last through the ages.
Players can build powerful friendships, form brotherly alliances, and earn the respect of your many foes. Build strong relationships as a united nation - or commit acts of treachery, inflict heart-wrenching betrayals, and become a master of grand political intrigue.
Modeled on Guanxi, the Chinese concept of dynamic inter-relationships, Total War: THREE KINGDOMS takes a paradigm-shifting approach to character agency, with iconic, larger-than-life heroes and their relationships defining the future of ancient China. Each of these characters is brought to life with their own unique personality, motivations, and likes/dislikes.
They also form their own deep relationships with each other, both positive and negative, that shape how your story plays out.
Alien: Isolation Collection
It's time to own the first-ever game to capture the essence of dread from Ridley Scott's renowned horror/science-fiction film with Alien: Isolation Collection. This first-person horror from Creative Assembly promises a gripping encounter like no other, as well as a series of intense DLCs that add more untold and intense stories to your gameplay experience.
Become Amanda Ripley, daughter of Ellen Ripley, and find out what became of her mother fifteen years prior. Stealth your way through a world filled with terror and mystery as you’re hunted down by the ghastly Alien.
Players will go up against an AI which adapts to your methods of evasion in order to kill you in several brutal ways. Take shelter in various locations including ventilation shafts, lockers and in dark corners to stand the slightest chance of escaping this space-age threat.
As well as escaping from Xenomorphs and ‘facehuggers’ trying to lay eggs down your throat, AI androids called Working Joes provide an eerie foe throughout the game. Simply hiding from these creepy, expressionless robots has little effect if you’re within range – as the androids will pursue you, kicking and swiping as you quiver under a table.
Be warned, Working Joes and the loose alien are not at war, so don’t expect to use them as a helpful distraction. Not only do players get to experience a game which has been described by critics as a ‘terrifying’, the Alien: Isolation Collection also includes the Season Pass, with seven nerve-wracking DLCs to test even the bravest of space explorers or survivors.
Gotta go faster!
SEGA brings you the ultimate celebration of past and future in Sonic Mania, an all-new 2D Sonic adventure running at a crisp 60FPS with stunning HD retro-style graphics. The game is a perfect blend of the old and the new, not only with fantastic stage design and gorgeous visuals but also inspiring music from the older Sonic games that have been brilliantly translated, with all the new additions to the game seamlessly gelling with the old!
Sonic Mania collates the old sonic games - Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Sonic the Hedgehog 3, Sonic CD, Sonic and Knuckles and even a mini game from the spin off game Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine - in one place for players to get a taste of the good old days. The game also offers a time attack mode in which players must complete levels in as little time as possible, this features a leaderboard online in which players can post their best time and compete against other players best times.
The Blue Sphere bonus stages from Sonic the Hedgehog 3 also return, accessed by entering a portal that appears when the player passes a checkpoint while carrying 25 or more rings. There is also a multiplayer mode which is split screen allowing two players to race each other. The game also features an unlockable multiplayer mini game called Mean Bean.
Persona 4 Golden
Enter the quiet rural town of Inaba, Japan and experience an enhanced version of one of the 'greatest games of all time' with Persona 4 Golden. In this classic PlayStation 2 JRPG, now rated 'Overwhelmingly Positive' by Steam gamers, you'll follow your character's journey from everyday lie in the real world to the 'TV World' where you'll embark on quests through dungeons filled with monsters, known as the 'Shadows'.
P4G is a coming of age story that sets the protagonist and his friends on a journey kickstarted by a chain of serial murders. Explore meeting kindred spirits, feelings of belonging, and even confronting the darker sides of one’s self.
This single-player game promises meaningful bonds and experiences shared together with friends. Assemble up to three other characters to join your protagonist's battle party, and venture into randomly generated dungeons - each tailored to a specific victim who has been kidnapped.
Discover treasure chests on each floor of a dungeon to unlock new items and equipment, and make your way up to the final floor to take on the dungeon's boss in an epic battle.
A cult classic and still rated even to this day, Bayonetta is, quite rightly, regarded as one of the greatest PC ports of a console game of all time, with incredibly frantic and fluid gameplay. If you've never played Bayonetta before, the 'Very Positive' rated Steam PC version is simply the only place to truly experience one of the most universally acclaimed character action games of all time.
Coming from PlatinumGames’ legendary director Hideki Kamiya, of Resident Evil and Devil May Cry fame, Bayonetta PC features gorgeous 1080p 60fps graphics. The protagonist (who the game is named after) is the last survivor of an ancient witch clan who keep the balance between light, dark and chaos.
Entombed to protect herself – and the world as we know it – Bayonetta is discovered and revived after 500 years, sparking a chain of events with cataclysmic repercussions. Fight through hordes of evil angels, performing complex combo strings, using brutal melee and precise guns along the way.
The game features over-the-top action in extreme environments resulting in continuous high levels of tension and excitement – pushing the genre into new realms of intensity. Bayonetta wields an impressive arsenal of weapons through an intuitive and fluid combat system, unleashing deadly combos and special attacks with devastating results.
Get ready to dive into a puzzle action-adventure like no other with Catherine Classic, in which you'll be tasked with climbing through a tale of love, betrayal, and the terror of commitment. Follow the story of Vincent, a man with a hard choice to make - marry his long-time girlfriend Katherine or move on to the incredible blonde he just woke up next to, named Catherine (there's a pattern here).
But a word to the wise as making the wrong choice could see players end up dead. Delve into themes of free will and the delicate nature of relationships with the game-changing choices that you make.
Both of these beautiful women are pulling at Vincent's heart and soul, and with the story able to take many paths, the outcome of this romantic horror tale can go to unimaginable places.
Help Vincent move blocks to create a path and climb a nightmarish tower, all while fleeing the monsters chasing you. The lowest levels of blocks fall as time passes, so if you’re not constantly moving you’ll fall with them!
The setting changes each night, rising higher and higher into the heavens. The more stages Vincent overcomes, the more complex the strategies required to progress will become.
A variety of obstacles impede Vincent’s path including traps and explosive blocks. As with all nightmares (apparently), the sheep in the nightmare are desperate to survive until morning, too.
Be cautious as they’ll get in your way, mess up your blocks, or even try to shove you off. Use your wits and obtain strange items that can help deal with the sheep, as well as removing hazards or creating new paths.
PlatinumGames’ revolutionary sci-fi action shooter Vanquish sees you battle legions of future-tech enemies using a vast arsenal of weapons - and, best of all, the Steam PC version includes all DLC!
Fluid and frenetic combat, spectacular melee moves, and intense speed wrapped in a gripping story, all with a fully unlocked framerate and gorgeous HD resolutions. Vanquish PC has unlocked framerate, unlocked HD resolutions, extensive graphics options: the definitive way to play. War has accelerated.
Gear up in the Augmented Reaction Suit as government operative Sam Gideon and become the ultimate weapon. Combine unrivalled firepower with superhuman speed and agility to take down a huge variety of deadly robots.
Sam can use kinetic melee moves that unique offensive and defensive moves that vary with your loadout, as well as being able to command a vast arsenal of high-tech weapons.
Fight your way through SC-01 Providence space colony, the high-tech sci-fi battleground of the future, as you take on a huge variety of enemies from robot grunts to epic giant boss battles, all with smart AI.