PC gaming has always been able to be the home of games that just can’t function the same on a console. Whether it’s because the game performs better on keyboard and mouse, because the developers couldn’t afford to develop for consoles, or because the developers are just PC focused. There are just times when games never come to console, and it’s a bummer. In an ideal future, every game will come out for every console. But we can’t have that yet, and for now the console wars have subsided but exclusives are still very much prominent. Especially when it comes to PC. Some PC games are only for PC and have only been on PC for years. For those that can’t afford a PC or are just used to console, it means that we’ll probably never get the chance to play these games. So, we thought it’d be nice to shine some light on some games that we’re hoping one day get a console port. These are 5 PC games that we’d love to see on console.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like if you and your friends could set up shop in an abandoned planet and just live your life? Well Satisfactory lets you do that and so much more. The whole premise is that you find resources to further advance your factory. As you advance it you’ll be able to make more things and gather more premium resources. You can go as big or as small as you want. The best part? You can bring a friend with you. It’s a ton of fun and we’d love for this to come to console one day. But in case it doesn’t we’ll be content with Sons of the Forest.
Synopsis: “Satisfactory is a first-person open-world factory building game with a dash of exploration and combat. Play alone or with friends, explore an alien planet, create multi-story factories, and enter conveyor belt heaven!”
Phasmophobia puts you in the shoes of a real life tv ghost hunter. The ones who walk around trying to catch some static on a recorder and some heat signatures on their devices. It’s a four-player coop game that makes sure everyone gets their own fair share of scares and it is constantly evolving thanks to the amazing support by the developers. Technically the game is still in alpha so that’s probably one of the main reasons that we haven’t seen it on consoles because this would be the perfect multiplayer game. Especially in a world where horror survival asymmetrical games are gaining a lot of interest. We’d love to be able to hunt some ghosts with our friends.
Synopsis: “Phasmophobia is a 4-player online co-op psychological horror where you and your team members of paranormal investigators will enter haunted locations filled with paranormal activity and gather as much evidence of the paranormal as you can. You will use your ghost hunting equipment to search for and record evidence of whatever ghost is haunting the location to sell onto a ghost removal team.”
If you were interested in Satisfactory but weren’t too keen on the idea of a nice peaceful time building your factory, then Valheim might be able to up the stakes enough to fully catch your interest. Valheim puts you in the shoes of a real-life Viking. It allows you to explore the mystical lands and even build you own settlement. You can fight mythical beasts and encounter other Vikings on the same server as you. There are many different environments that can pose a challenge to players who think that being a Viking is as easy as picking up a sword. We’d love to see how the gameplay can be fitted into a console format.
Synopsis: “The Valkyries have ferried your soul to the tenth Norse world as a custodian, where you must adventure to the ends of the realm, from the deepest forest to the highest mountain peak, slaying beasts of myth and legend feared by Odin himself. You will craft powerful weapons, build unyielding castles and sail longships towards the horizon to prove yourself to the Allfather, and certainly die trying!”
Valorant has quickly overtaken the hearts of many first-person shooter lovers. It functions similarly to CS GO with 13 rounds and one life per-round. What makes Valorant special is the different tactical abilities and how they make players think outside of the box. There are abilities that can hide players line of sight, revive players, and there are abilities that make you a walking tank. These abilities are tied to specific characters similar to Overwatch which makes it so that the community can build storylines for these characters and basically make a bond with them. We’d love to see it on console. We didn’t get to have CSGO, so we really want Valorant. It’s a long shot considering Riot’s knack to sticking with PC for their big games.
Synopsis: “Blend your style and experience on a global, competitive stage. You have 13 rounds to attack and defend your side using sharp gunplay and tactical abilities. And, with one life per-round, you’ll need to think faster than your opponent if you want to survive. Take on foes across Competitive and Unranked modes as well as Deathmatch and Spike Rush.”
We love escapes rooms. We love puzzles. We love horror. Inscryption blends it all together beautifully in a rogue-like deckbuilding game that has woven its way into the hearts of many. We don’t want to say too much because part of the beauty of this game is just experiencing it, but we need more people to be able to enjoy this dark adventure. A port to console would be for the benefit of everyone.
Synopsis: “From the creator of Pony Island and The Hex comes the latest mind melting, self-destructing love letter to video games. Inscryption is an inky black card-based odyssey that blends the deckbuilding roguelike, escape-room style puzzles, and psychological horror into a blood-laced smoothie. Darker still are the secrets inscrybed upon the cards.”