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The 10 Best PC Games for Students



Which are the best PC games for students?

Gaming has always been a part of student life.

Those action-packed evenings with friends add extra excitement to campus life. And if you have a high-performance PC, the gaming experience becomes even smoother.

But since the COVID pandemic has forced schools to close, students can only keep in touch with their game buddies via multiplayer games.

At the same time, gaming eliminates the monotony of staying at home all day.

Besides, modern RPGs and even some classics can completely distract you from schoolwork until you have to face looming deadlines.

So, grab your headsets, text your friends, and get ready to find out the top PC games for students.


The Best PC Games for Students

Without further ado, this is our list of the top PC games for all students to play this year:



1. Sports games

Generally, sports games are highly competitive and perfect for students. EA Sports has capitalized on this craving for a competition to roll out top games like FIFA, Madden, 2K, and NHL.

Now, you can hang out with friends and play for your favorite teams.

You can also go head-to-head for ultimate bragging rights. Either way, sports games always guarantee a fun, competitive time for students.


2. Rocket League

Rocket League is one of the best games for students at the moment.

If you don’t love sports, then you might love cars. And what’s better than cars kicking around a ball in mid-air while pulling off eye-catching stunts.

Join millions of enthusiastic indie fans and enjoy this futuristic masterpiece over cold drinks.

But you will need a reliable motherboard to enjoy the gaming experience.


3. Battlefield (franchise)

The Battlefield franchise has produced some of the best first-person shooter games in the history of the game.

The game features battles at several locations as a single player or in multiplayer mode.

The latest version, Battlefield V, gives you a chance to play under the flag of different warring factions during the Second World War.

Also, you can enjoy multiplayer mode with friends and choose your preferred fighting arsenal.


4. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare

Some PC games transcend the gaming genre and become part of pop culture.

The Call of Duty Franchise is one of those transcendent games.

The latest Call of Duty: Modern Warfare has a fantastic battle royale mode.

How about a nail-biting shooting experience with futuristic weapons? Sign us up!

Gather your friends in one lobby and go against other foes in this amazing game.


5. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

Counter-Strike is responsible for so many broken monitors and spilled drinks in dorm rooms.

This action-packed game has been around for what seems like ages.

Besides, the latest release has solidified the game as a favorite go-to for high school and college students.

Counter-Strike is a perfect game for LAN parties and friendly competition.


6. Fortnite: Battle Royale

Fortnite is one of the most popular games for students.

In fact, Fortnite Battle Royale is the most popular multiplayer game at the moment. The online tournament attracts the best gamers and eSports teams from around the world.

You can also join your friends in the same lobby and strategize to win the victory royale.

Alternatively, you can play a last-man-standing match in the Survival mode with your friends.


7. Dota 2

Dota 2 is a world-renowned multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) game with the most extensive competitive scene.

Players can enjoy the game’s 100+ unique characters.

The only drawback to Dota 2 is that you cannot enjoy it without a group of friends in your gaming lobby.

Nevertheless, the game offers lots of excitement.


8. World of Tanks

Sometimes, you want to blow off steam and shoot at things.

World of Tanks gives the opportunity to do both with heavy tank artillery.

Moreover, the game supports the multiplayer mode that allows you to team up with your friends and compete against other squads.


9. Grand Theft Auto 5 Online

Let’s face it; we’ve all had that lingering thought of trying out the criminal life.

You know, that Robin Hood lifestyle, but without any real-life consequences. Well, Rockstar has made that dream come true with Grand Theft Auto 5 Online mode.

You can now wreak havoc on the city of San Andreas with your friends and give the police a tough time.


10. League of Legends

League of Legends (LOL) is a famous MOBA game.

This competitive masterpiece is set in a futuristic world where you have to battle monsters with your customized characters on a virtual battlefield.

LOL matches can last from 20 to 60 minutes.

The gameplay is simple but requires a lot of strategizing to neutralize the adversary’s Nexus before they get to yours.



Gaming is an excellent pastime activity for students. It combines the entertainment factor while providing that sense of community.

But to experience the best of these PC games, you need to involve your friends.

Don’t let the fun slip away!

Organize LAN parties and battle with your friends for bragging rights!

Which of these PC Games is your favorite? Leave a comment below.

Dan Western is the founder of Gaming Gorilla, as well as several other infotainment blogs. When he's not working on his business, he's likely in the gym or playing video games. Dan's current setup is a PS5/Nintendo Switch living room setup, and a custom RTX 3090, I9-10850K inside the Lian Li 011D Mini for his office setup.

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