As has been established many times, game development is hard. Developing complex systems with graphics, AI, physics, environments, cutscenes and dialogue while expecting it all not to crash is nigh impossible. Nevertheless, what’s proven even more difficult, especially in recent times, is ensuring a smooth experience on PC due to the sheer amount of hardware and configurations to optimize for.
It could be a big-budget title or the port for a classic, some legendary titles have been downright horrible on PC. Let’s look at 15 of them here.
Dead Space Remake
Despite its greatness, Motive Studio’s Dead Space Remake had serious issues when launching on PC. There are the usual stutters and major performance issues at 4K resolution. Unfortunately, DLSS makes things worse due to iffy Variable Rate Shading, which is baked in, causing environments with shadows (read: a huge chunk of the game) to look muddy. Performance has improved with patches, but some players are still reporting frame drops and even freezes.