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Every year Call of Duty released a new version of its first person shooter, and when it did, its game sales stomped over almost every other game that year. But it wouldnt have take a number magician (is that an accountant?) to see their sales decline recently, as their market share dropped, largely due to games being "given away for free" (the term free is questionable here), like Fortnite. And so, as we all expected, the Goliath has grabbed its bazooka and joined the Battle Royale. Leetsss get ready to ruuuuuumble!
Mount and Blade: Warband. But then Warband was released back in March 2010. We see some nice achievable frame rates even for the oldest of gaming PCs in Mount and Blade 2 as long as you lower the graphics settings to Very Low. But the game doesnt look good at that level. But does that matter to you? Lets take a look and find out. Remember to check out our benchmark article to see the types of FPS drops each preset video setting will cost you.
Half-Life: Alyx has been out for a few days, and whilst we've been busy doing some benchmarks recently to see how well you could run Half-Life: Alyx on your system, we decided to also look into the difference between the graphical fidelity settings, as we think there's something interesting going on there.
DOOM Eternal is quite a demanding game, as seen by our other articles like the DOOM Eternal Performance Benchmarks and Most Important Graphics Options. And we've also seen from the Official System Requirements that some graphics cards might require you to lower the settings to Medium to get that 60fps target on 1080p. If you were worried about sacrificing graphical quality, then we've got you covered. Here's a look at how different Low, Ultra and Ultra Nightmare graphics settings really are from each other.
Actually getting Red Dead Redemption 2 up and running has been a bit of a logistical nightmare (and we are not alone) but we've done it, sort of. Well, Felix managed to get it running anyway, so he's been busy dipping his toes into the PC version of Red Dead Redemption 2 and snatched some early Low vs Ultra RDR2 comparison screenshots.
We're all set for a weekend sneaking around in the woods playing soldiers because the Ghost Recon Breakpoint closed beta is now live and kicking.
If you've snagged an Xbox Game Pass subscription then the Gears 5 tech test has been playable over the whole weekend. It's been our first chance to go hands-on with Gears 5 ahead of its September 10th launch.
Anno 1800, or Anno 7 if you're keeping count, is one very good looking strategy game. So good looking it can make the GeForce GTX 1060 6GB break into quite a sweat. As ever though, performance comes down to the graphics settings you're happy with. 
Just Cause 4 isn’t the sort of game that’s going to win awards for visual fidelity alone. It’s fairly easy on the eye but it’s also not exactly leaps and bounds ahead of 2015’s Just Cause 3. Really we’re here for the jaw-dropping draw distances, roaring explosions, and hyperactive speed as Rico Rodriguez wingsuits, paraglides and grapples his way across a diverse island.
Playground Games unleashed the Forza Horizon 4 PC demo last night. It weighs in at a hefty 28GB but includes a full quarter of the racer's open-world. We were itching to see how Forza Horizon 4 runs on PC, as well as how good it looks this year. Benchmarks will be up shortly, but in the meantime here's what some extra graphical grunt will get you with a series of Low vs Ultra graphics presets Forza Horizon 4 comparison pics.
Just in case you missed it, a free demo for Pro Evolution Soccer 2019 is now available on PC (through Steam), PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. It provides exhibition matches and even the opportunity for online play. Naturally, we were keen to see how PES 2019 looks and runs on PC, and our first port of call is a Low vs Ultra graphics comparison for Pro Evo 2019.