The best video game wallpapers

Customize your PC or mobile screen with these cool 4K and HD video game wallpapers

The best video game wallpapers
Mireia Fernández

Mireia Fernández

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Video games are an excellent way to disconnect from problems and enter a new life. Thanks to them, we can become everything we dream of and live experiences that would otherwise be difficult to experience. Whether on PC, console or mobile devices, video games are a window into a world where we are the heroes… So… Why not bring them to your wallpaper?

At Softonic we know how much you love video games and we share that feeling of happiness every time you try a new one. That’s why in today’s article we’re going to offer you a selection of the best video game wallpapers. Each wallpaper comes with its 4K, HD and, of course, its mobile version. You can also download the game by clicking on its name. Here we go!

How to change your wallpaper

We begin our article with a brief review of how to change the wallpaper on your PC or mobile. Although the process is simple, it is often forgotten if you are not used to updating your desktop wallpaper on a regular basis or if you have simply changed devices.

On your PC:

Changing your PC’s wallpaper is easy. To do this, right-click anywhere on your desktop and select the “Personalise” option. If you prefer, you can also access it from the Windows settings (Windows key + I) and select the “Personalisation” option.

Once in the new window, click on the “Browse” button that you will find just below “Choose an image“. After that, the Windows explorer will open so that you can look for the image that you are going to use as wallpaper. Just go to the folder where you have saved all the images, choose your favourite one… And that’s it! That’s how easy it is to change your wallpaper whenever you want.

On your mobile:

To change the wallpaper on your smartphone, first of all you need to download the image to your device. After that, go to the settings of your mobile phone and click on the option “Display” followed by “Wallpaper“. These names may change a little depending on the brand of your phone. For example, if your phone is Samsung, you will need to click on “Wallpaper and themes” or “Wallpaper and style“.

Once you have done this, select the “Photos” option and choose the image you want to have as your wallpaper from the gallery. Once you have done this, click on “Set Background” followed by “Home Screen”. If you are a Samsung user, you will arrive at the Galaxy Themes menu where you must click on the “Gallery” button followed by the image you want as background. After that a menu will appear where you should select the “Home Screen” option.

Action and adventure video game wallpapers

We start our list with one of the most popular genres of the moment: adventure and action, open world or not. Here you will find wallpapers of titles that, putting us in the shoes of a hero or villain, will make us live a feat as we never imagined, wrapped in a story of epic dimensions. Titles such as God of War, The Last of Us, Uncharted, Tomb Raider, Assassin’s Creed or the Horizon saga are clear contenders in this genre.

1.  God of War

2. Uncharted

3. Horizon Zero Dawn

4. Rise of the Tomb Raider

5. The Last of Us Part II

7. Death Stranding

8. Assassin’s Creed

9. Grand Theft Auto V (GTA 5)

10. Hogwarts Legacy

Survival horror wallpapers

Although it was Resident Evil that coined the name for this horror genre, the history of survival horror dates back to 1992 with the release of Alone in the Dark. Since that time, adventure and survival games wrapped in a horror story have captivated the most daring gamers. Nowadays, the genre seems to have a new lease of life with the recent release of the Resident Evil 4 remake, Silent Hill 2 and Alone in the Dark coming soon, so why not spruce up your monitor with some of these terrifying wallpapers?

1. Resident Evil 4 Remake

2. Alone in the Dark Remake

3. The Evil Within

4. Silent Hill 2

5. Dead space

6. Deadly Premonition

7. The Callisto Protocol

8. Project Zero (Fatal Frame)

9. Resident Evil 2 Remake

10. Rule of Rose

RPG video game wallpapers

From the survival horror and horror genre we jump to one we love: the RPG. Here we’re going to include both Western and Japanese RPGs, so we’re going to come up with a slightly strange mix, but one that we consider worthy of being played by any lover of electronic leisure (who can say no to Final Fantasy or The Witcher among other great titles, as well as an epic like Mass Effect or the everlasting World of Warcraft), not to mention the popular titles of the HoYoVerse: Geshin Impact and Honkai: Star Rail.

1. Final Fantasy XVI

2. Tales of Arise

3. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

4. Xenoblade Chronicles

5. Mass Effect

6. Octopath Traveler

7. The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

8. World of Warcraft

9. Genshin Impact

10.Honkai: Star Rail

Wallpapers of arcade and platform games

We finish our selection by reviewing some of the arcade game wallpapers that we like the most. Here you will find Nintendo classics such as Mario or Kirby as well as indie titles of the caliber of Shovel Knight or the legendary Super Meat Boy.

1. Super Mario

2. Kirby and the Forgotten Land

3. Sonic Frontiers

4. Shovel Knight

5. OlliOlli World

6. Super Meat Boy

7. Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy

8. Ori and the Will of the Wisps

9. It Takes Two

10. Cuphead


As a bonus, we want to add a wallpaper of what we consider the Hack’n Slash and rhythm game of the year, Hi-Fi Rush. If you haven’t played it yet… What are you waiting for to download it?

Customize your PC or mobile screen with your favorite video games

We hope you liked our selection of video game wallpapers. If you haven’t found any that tickles your fancy, we recommend that you take a look at pages like 4kwallpapers, wallpaper abyss, xtrafondos or pxfuel. Did you like what you read? Don’t forget to share it with your friends on social networks!

Mireia Fernández

Mireia Fernández

Mireia Fernández es una apasionada del mundo de los videojuegos y las nuevas tecnologías cuya afición se remonta al MSX HB 501p de su niñez. Nacida y residente en Barcelona, Mireia lleva más de 10 años ejerciendo como editora y está especializada en la redacción de análisis, tutoriales y guías de software así como también en darlo todo para tratar de publicar noticias antes que nadie. Entre sus aficiones está pasar horas y horas jugando con la consola, pasear a su golden retriever y mantenerse al día de las novedades del mundo SEO.

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