New PC Games: Top 5 Best PC Games Coming Out In January 2017

Most PC gamers probably have their calendars marked for the release of the highly anticipated Resident Evil 7 Biohazard, but there is plenty coming to pass the time until the latest undead-slaughtering epic drops. Those in the mood for JRPG action will be all over the long-awaited PC release of Disgaea 2. Stealth fans can play through the entire Hitman reboot with the season one compilation, and those looking for eclectic fare will relish the likes of Urban Empire and Criminal Girls: Invite Only.

Here’s a look at the new PC games coming out in January:

5. Criminal Girls: Invite Only

Publisher: NIS America
Developer: Nippon Inchi Software, Inc.
Release date: January 11

Seven naughty girls have died and long to atone for their sins in the afterlife, and it’s your job to guide them through the atonement process so they can return to life. The strange premise gets even weirder during gameplay, which tasks you to keep the ladies in line via sexually-tinged punishments.

PRE-ORDER: Criminal Girls: Invite Only here

4. Urban Empire

Publisher: Kalypso Media Digital
Developer: Reborn Interactive
Release date: January 20

Sim City on steroids, this city-planning epic has you take the mayor’s chair of a small town in the 1820s, juggling budget, zoning, industry and crime to keep your city expanding and its citizens happy with your rule. Stylish visuals show off the implications of your policies as your empire grows in size and clout.

PRE-ORDER: Urban Empire here

3. Hitman: The Complete First Season

Publisher: Square Enix
Developer: IO Interactive
Release date: January 30

Bald badass Agent 47 is back in action in this franchise reboot, which re-establishes open-ended kills that brought the series fame in its early days. You take down targets in a series of loosely connected episodes, gathered here in one complete package.

PRE-ORDER: Hitman: The Complete First Season here

2. Disgaea 2

Publisher: NIS America
Developer: Nippon Ichi Software, Inc.
Release date: January 30

Originally released in Japan in 2006, this frantic RPG left American audiences hanging for years waiting for the English translation, and were finally rewarded for their patience when it dropped on stateside consoles in 2013. PC gamers remained in the dark, but finally get arguably the best version of the game yet released with this remastered edition.

PRE-ORDER: Steep here

1. Resident Evil 7 Biohazard

Publisher: Capcom
Developer: Capcom
Release date: January 27

A welcome return to the haunted mansion-style roots of the series, this sequel is sort of a reboot. While the general storyline continues, nearly every character in this game is new. The scale has shrunk down to a private, hellish journey of a man desperate to find his missing wife. He looks for clues of her departure in a creepy Southern plantation home.

PRE-ORDER: Resident Evil 7 Biohazard here

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