Author: Jay Allsopp

Meet Jay, the visionary Founder of GamerBolt, who launched this gaming haven in 2010. A dedicated PS5 enthusiast, Jay thrives on the adrenaline rush of Call of Duty and the competitive spirit of EA Sports FC. His passion for gaming goes beyond play; it's about creating a community for fellow gamers to celebrate the worlds and stories they love; Gamerbolt.

Ah, the humble platformer. Who would have thought that simply leaping from platform to platform, perhaps collecting a few things along the way, would provide such a compelling experience? From 1985’s Super Mario Bros all the way to more modern offerings like A Hat In Time or Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, platformers have kept us enthralled and entertained for many years. As you can imagine, the PC is fertile ground for great platformers, so without further ado, here are the top 20 platformers you can play on PC right now. 1. Hollow Knight Hollow Knight is more than just…

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Dark and Darker is a pretty ingenious combination of genres. The game is simultaneously a fantasy dungeon crawler and a PvPvE-style multiplayer game in which you’re just as much at risk from other players as you are from environmental hazards. With that in mind, if you’re looking for an experience akin to Dark and Darker, you might struggle, as it’s a very unique prospect. However, there are plenty of games you can check out if you’re looking for something that’s in the same ballpark. Here are the 20 best games like Dark and Darker! Hunt: Showdown While Hunt: Showdown doesn’t…

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2048 is a rather unique and absorbing puzzle game, which, admittedly, makes writing a list of similar games somewhat difficult. If you’ve never played it, you should give it a shot; 2048 is fiendishly addictive, despite its simple setup, meaning you can easily lose hours of your life to it. However, if you’ve decided to seek your puzzle pleasures elsewhere, you will find games that might scratch the same itch. Here are the 20 best games like 2048 to play right now. 1. Threes! Of all the games like 2048 out there, Threes! is probably the most similar. Much like…

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Horror gaming is a fine art, and it’s one that many developers have struggled to get right. Even developers working on games for major consoles and PC can stumble when it comes to creating compelling horror experiences, so how could browser-based games hope to compete? Quite handily, as it turns out. Here are the 20 best browser horror games you can play right now! A note: we’ll be including games available via cloud gaming here, as they’re accessible via browsers (at time of writing). Let’s get started! 1. Amnesia: The Bunker This disturbing, unnerving horror experience is available to play…

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Racing games fulfil a primal need inside all of us; they’re all about speed, and the best racing games give us an incredible adrenaline rush on that front. Thankfully, there are plenty of great racing games available out there, even if you don’t want to use dedicated PC or console hardware to play them – with many web browser games available, this article looks over some of the best browser racing games to consider. Without further ado, then, let’s take a look at the 20 best browser racing games (including cloud streaming games!) you can play right now. 1. Forza…

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When it comes to living out impossible fantasies, there are few game genres quite as successful as the flight simulator. Most of us will never get to fly an aircraft in real life, but thanks to flight simulators, we can get a taste of what it would be like to climb into the cockpit of an aeroplane or a helicopter and soar through the skies. Whether your personal taste is more realistic or fantastical, there’s bound to be a flight sim out there for you. Here are the top 20 flight simulator games on PC! 1. Microsoft Flight Simulator It…

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The PS5 may only have been on the market for three years (at time of writing), but it already has a handful of definitive racing game experiences to offer the connoisseur. Gran Turismo 7 is, of course, the last word in simulation racing on PS5, but the console also plays host to excellent racers like Dirt 5, Grid Legends, and Need for Speed Unbound. If you’re going to be playing a lot of racing games on your PS5, you’re going to want a companion wheel that helps to immerse you in the high-octane action. Let’s take a look at the…

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The Meta Quest 3 is officially upon us, and it’s arguably the best VR headset you can buy right now. While it can’t quite match many of its competitors in terms of sheer power, it’s affordable, lightweight (for a VR headset, at any rate), and packed with great software. On that note, if you’ve just bought a new Meta Quest 3, you might well be wondering what you should be playing on it. Here are the 20 best games to play on Meta Quest 3 right now! 1. Resident Evil 4 Sadly, this isn’t the VR version of the excellent…

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If there’s one console that could be said to have the best racing games available on the market right now, it’s the Xbox Series X. While the PS5’s racing offerings are excellent, the Xbox Series X has many of the same multi-platform releases as Sony’s console, and it can also boast Playground Games and Turn 10’s excellent efforts in the Forza series. If you’re thinking of getting into these games, you’re probably going to want a great racing wheel to accompany you around the track, and you’ve got plenty of options in this regard. Here are the best racing wheels…

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If you’re a racing fan and a PC gamer, then you owe it to yourself to pick up a truly excellent racing wheel. As any racing fan will tell you, racing wheels augment the simulation experience tremendously; you haven’t truly enjoyed a racing game until you’ve done so at the controls of a great racing wheel. There are plenty of options and brands out there, however, and it can be hard to know which one you should opt for. Here are the best racing wheels for PC in 2024! Logitech G Pro – best wheel overall Logitech’s G Pro range…

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Popular culture has long been obsessed with vampires, and it’s pretty easy to see why. In some incarnations, vampires are dark, mysterious figures with an air of dangerous romance about them, while in others, they’re horrifying monstrosities that represent the worst instincts and aspects of humanity. If you’ve got a thirst for great vampire games, read on. Here, in no particular order, are the 20 best vampire games out there right now. Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines It’s no great secret that Troika’s ambitious action RPG wasn’t quite ready for the market when it was released. As such, playing Vampire:…

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The PS5’s DualSense is a wonderful controller, but there are many reasons you might want to pick up an alternative. For instance, your DualSense controllers might have stopped working, and you might be looking for a replacement that isn’t a first-party Sony option. Alternatively, you might be ready to spend some serious money in order to pick up a premium controller that’s going to last you a long time. Whatever your reason for getting a new PS5 controller might be, you may want to consider the Nacon Revolution 5 Pro, which launched in October 2023. The Revolution 5 Pro is…

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Gaming technology may have come on in leaps and bounds since its inception, but there are still few simple pleasures more satisfying than playing a game in your browser. Thanks to cloud gaming, it’s easier than ever to load up the latest triple-A experience within Chrome, Firefox, or any number of other browsers, and still have a stable experience while gaming. Even without cloud gaming, though, there are tons of great browser games you can play out there. Without further ado, here, in no particular order, are the 35 best browser games to check out right now! Fallen London If…

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When it comes to affordable VR, it’s fair to say that Meta has the market somewhat cornered. Meta Quest devices are among the cheapest and most widely-available VR headsets on the market, and they’re also pretty respectable in terms of specs, meaning that anyone who has an interest in VR technology can start on the ground floor with Meta Quest. The Meta Quest 3 was officially announced earlier this year, but the device is finally here, so we thought this would be a good opportunity to take a look at its price, spec sheet, and more. Here’s everything you need…

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Being a Mac gamer can sometimes be a rather difficult proposition. While PC gamers get a ton of options and lots of ways to upgrade their machines, Apple has traditionally been much more reticent with allowing Mac owners to fiddle under the hood, and many newer games just aren’t supported on Mac. That’s not to say that nothing is coming out in 2023 that you can play on your Mac, of course; if you know where to look and you’re happy to leave your comfort zone to try out new genres, there are some great Mac games you can play.…

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Some video games engage on a cerebral level; they’re all about challenging your intellect and your powers of deduction, observation, or logic. Others, meanwhile, are all about the visceral thrill, the simple adrenaline rush of a core gameplay loop executed perfectly. Into this second category falls the humble racing game, or so you might think. Whilst Mac might not have anywhere near the same amount of games as PC, there are some great games to play on Mac. The fact is that racing games are actually a lot smarter than many give them credit for. They’re about pure thrills, yes,…

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If you’re a fan of VR, you’ll know that it’s a great way to enhance the immersion of pretty much any game you play. Skyrim is an incredible RPG outside of the VR ecosystem, but strap a headset on and it suddenly becomes an entire living, breathing world that feels totally real. There’s no doubt that VR is becoming more and more of a talking point in the gaming world, but we’d argue it has yet to reach its true potential, and that there are plenty of games that would still benefit from the VR treatment. Here are 15 games…

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VR is an excellent tool when it comes to introducing kids to the world of gaming. Of course, most kids don’t need any help in this regard; just let them loose on Minecraft or Fortnite and you’ll know exactly what we mean. However, VR adds another layer of immersion to the gaming experience when it’s done well, and it can be truly magical to watch a kid’s face light up as they explore a virtual world as if they were really there. Naturally, not every VR game is appropriate for kids, so if you’ve got kids and want to know…

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It’s fair to say that Lioden is one of the more unique and interesting game concepts to debut in recent years. Lioden is a browser-based game in which you raise a pride of lions, fighting off enemies and levelling up your pride’s king until you’re ready to take on some of the tougher threats to your family. Since Lioden is so unique, you might think that there aren’t too many games out there similar to it, but if you’re looking for ways to scratch that Lioden itch, you’ll find plenty of options. Here are the best games like Lioden to…

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Battlestate Games’ Escape from Tarkov is a rather unique prospect when it comes to games (which does rather hamstring us when it comes to assembling a list of similar games!). The first-person shooter is an innovative blend of player-versus-player and player-versus-environment combat, with players contending with both bandits roaming the map and fellow players looking to emerge victorious. As you can imagine, playing Escape from Tarkov is a tense but thrilling experience, and there aren’t too many games that can come close to offering a similar adrenaline rush. Thankfully, though, you do have options if you want something similar but…

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If you’ve ever had a party where the guests are primarily millennials, then you’ve almost certainly played Cards Against Humanity before. This card game is hugely popular among younger folks, and for good reason. The basic premise of Cards Against Humanity is pretty simple: players must match up a statement on their card to a prompt, and the funnier the result, the better. Naturally, Cards Against Humanity can be extremely subjective; if you’re playing with the right people, it can be an absolute riot, but play with the wrong crowd and it can be excruciating. If you’re looking to branch…

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Vampire Survivors launched in late 2022 after having been in Early Access for a year or so, and it proved to be an instant hit on release. Mixing simple arcade-style gameplay with roguelike elements and a raft of unlockables, Vampire Survivors’ deceptively deep core gameplay loop brought thousands upon thousands of players into its coven. Of course, it stands to reason that such a successful game would attract imitators, and luckily, if you’re done with Vampire Survivors, there are tons of games you can try out in its place. Here, in no particular order, are the best games like Vampire…

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Battlestate Games’ Escape from Tarkov is a rather unique prospect when it comes to games (which does rather hamstring us when it comes to assembling a list of similar games!). The first-person shooter is an innovative blend of player-versus-player and player-versus-environment combat, with players contending with both bandits roaming the map and fellow players looking to emerge victorious. As you can imagine, playing Escape from Tarkov is a tense but thrilling experience, and there aren’t too many games that can come close to offering a similar adrenaline rush. Thankfully, though, you do have options if you want something similar but…

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If there’s one gaming genre that can convince non-converts that the genre isn’t just for kids, it’s probably the erotic adventure genre. With beginnings all the way back in the early days of gaming, erotic video games have established a niche for themselves, and they’re not going anywhere anytime soon. Perhaps one of the most popular and well-known games in this niche is Degrees of Lewdity, a text-based erotic RPG that allows you to engage with its seedy world in whatever way you see fit. There are, of course, plenty of games out there that are doing similar things to…

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When Untitled Goose Game was released in 2019, it became an instant hit, largely thanks to the meme potential of its main character. The adorable little goose that runs around causing mischief and mayhem quickly found itself being incorporated into memes of all stripes, from nihilistic comedy to political satire. All of this exposure overshadowed the fact that Untitled Goose Game is great fun in its own right, but if you’ve played it, you’ll probably already be aware of that. Untitled Goose Game is a pretty unique proposition, but if you’re willing to branch out a little, you’ll find games…

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If you’ve ever had a party where the guests are primarily millennials, then you’ve almost certainly played Cards Against Humanity before. This card game is hugely popular among younger folks, and for good reason. The basic premise of Cards Against Humanity is pretty simple: players must match up a statement on their card to a prompt, and the funnier the result, the better. Naturally, Cards Against Humanity can be extremely subjective; if you’re playing with the right people, it can be an absolute riot, but play with the wrong crowd and it can be excruciating. If you’re looking to branch…

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Castle Crashers is arguably one of the best games of its genre. If you’re unfamiliar, it’s a side-scrolling beat-’em-up with a distinctly cartoonish art style and a sense of humour, and what’s more, it’s built around multiplayer, so you can enjoy it alongside friends. Of course, if you’re a fan of the genre, you’ve probably already made your way through all of the content Castle Crashers has to offer, and you’re hungry for more of the same. If that’s the case, you’ll be pleased to know there are tons of great beat-’em-ups out there, and you won’t have to look…

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On October 13th, Microsoft finally completed the Activision Blizzard acquisition that it initiated all the way back in early 2022. Announcing the news on its blog, Xbox promised to keep gamers first and foremost in its mind going forward, and it also pledged to implement Activision Blizzard games into the Game Pass lineup, although it may be a little while until we see the fruits of that particular labour. This is officially the largest gaming acquisition ever completed, and as such, it’s difficult to know what kind of impact the deal is going to have on the industry at large.…

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VR has many potential applications, but perhaps one of the most exciting is its ability to immerse us in massive virtual worlds. The potential of VR when it comes to MMORPGs has arguably not been fully realised yet, but developers are already starting to take advantage of the capabilities of VR to create massively multiplayer games with the tech in mind. Many of these games are still on the horizon, but some are available right now. There aren’t a huge amount of VR MMORPG experiences to play at the moment, but we’d like to take some time to look at…

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Rockstar is officially working on Grand Theft Auto 6. It will arrive in 2025, and we couldn’t be more excited. We still don’t know what to expect fully yet, but Vice City is returning! At time of writing, it’s been ten years since the release of the last tentpole Grand Theft Auto release (not counting various GTA Online updates and content drops, of course), and that’s far too long as far as we’re concerned. 2018’s Red Dead Redemption 2 gave us the traditional Rockstar-style sandbox we’d been hoping for, but any GTA fan will tell you that Red Dead simply…

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If you’ve tried VR and found that it gave you motion sickness, even if you didn’t spend too long in the headset, you’re not alone. Motion sickness is a problem that afflicts upwards of 70% of VR users, and what’s more, it only takes around 15 minutes before the symptoms start setting in. The problem happens because your brain can’t square the difference between what your body is doing in real life and what your character is doing in VR. You’re essentially sending two conflicting signals to your brain, and it’s struggling to deal with them, resulting in motion sickness.…

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