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%

Disco Elysium hero smiling at the viewer and giving a double thumbs up gesture
(Image credit: ZA/UM)

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% I felt compelled to bring it to the attention of 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.

UPDATE (07:52 AM PST) - The deal has been extended, presumably because it has been selling like hot cakes after PC Gamer surfaced it earlier today. This is good news because now gamers have until '27/05/2024 09:59 EEST' to bag Disco Elysium at the discounted price point, rather than only a few hours.

Disco Elysium - The Final Cut | $11.07/£8.79 (75% off)

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.

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.

Disco Elysium

Disco Elysium is so good as you can play it your way. (Image credit: ZA/UM)

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.

For a second take on Disco Elysium from a few years after its original launch, then Fraser Brown's op-ed on how no other game comes close to what it offers, is well worth a look. Meanwhile, to blow our own trumpet here at PC Gamer just a little, it's also worth scoping out this preview piece that former PC Gamer team members Tom Senior and Samuel Roberts wrote in advance of the game coming out, one where we say that 'Disco Elysium is shaping up to be the most original RPG of the year'. How right we were.

Print Editor

Rob is editor of PC Gamer magazine and has been PC gaming since the early 1990s, an experience that has left him with a life-long passion for first person shooters, isometric RPGs and point and click adventures. Professionally Rob has written about games, gaming hardware and consumer technology for almost twenty years, and before joining the PC Gamer team was deputy editor of T3.com, where he oversaw the website's gaming and tech content as well its news and ecommerce teams. You can also find Rob's words in a series of other gaming magazines and books such as Future Publishing's own Retro Gamer magazine and numerous titles from Bitmap Books. In addition, he is the author of Super Red Green Blue, a semi-autobiographical novel about games and gaming culture. Recreationally, Rob loves motorbikes, skiing and snowboarding, as well as team sports such as football and cricket.