Disco Elysium, an ‘irresponsibly deep detective RPG’ and the ‘frankly audacious’ crown jewel in our Top 100 PC games list, has its price slashed by 75%—but you’ll need to be quick

You only have to take one look at PC Gamer's Disco Elysium review to realize just what a special PC gaming experience it is. Rated 92%, this detective RPG simply blew our reviewer Andy Kelly away, leaving him to “say with certainty that it's one of the finest RPGs on PC if you value depth, freedom, customization, and storytelling.”

It wasn't just Andy who loved Disco Elysium, either, but the entire PC Gamer team, with the game proceeding to win multiple Top 100 first place finishes in a row, including our most recent Top 100 games to play list from last year. Any game winning the Top 100 is a massive achievement, but to do so multiple years on the trot shows how special this is.

Which is why when I saw that Disco Elysium is currently discounted by 75% for a limited time I felt compelled to bring it to the attention to my fellow PC gamers. If you're looking for a deep and freedom-filled but easy-to-play RPG to get stuck into right now then this is the best choice there is. The details are below, but if you're interested then move fast: this deal is live for only another 11 hours from publication.

Disco Elysium – The Final Cut | $11.07/£8.79 (75% off)
The number one game to play on PC today, as voted for by the PC Gamer team in its Top 100 games list, Disco Elysium is a jaw-droppingly deep and gripping detective RPG where the player has scary amounts of freedom. On review we awarded Disco Elysium a super high score of 92%, and it’s aged like the finest of wines.View Deal

To understand why Disco Elysium is so special it's worth checking out what members of the PC Gamer team said about the game in last year's Top 100 winner write-up. Jacob Ridley noted that “it's been our top pick for the Top 100 for four years, and I've played it every year for four years.” Lauren Morton called it a “seminal RPG experience” and Wes Fenlon adds “the game is frequently hilarious”, too.

My take is that this is the perfect time to play Disco Elysium. Coming off the back of the seminal RPG event of last year, Baldur's Gate 3, a game that feels like it will have a darn good chance of finally dethroning Disco Elysium in 2024's Top 100 games list, the RPG experience this game offers is totally different. In pace, tone, gameplay and aesthetic, it's a beautiful (literally, as its painterly graphics art style is just stunning) PC gaming experience that's as cerebral as it is memorable, but one that is totally different to Larian's masterwork.

Lastly, if you're the owner of a Steam Deck or another PC handheld, then Disco Elysium is perfect in my opinion for a portable PC gaming experience. It looks stunning even on a small screen, while its simple interface and gameplay, as well as slower pace make it easy to play while commuting or grabbing a quick 20 minutes of playtime over a lunch break.


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