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This bike racer is wonderfully detailed, which is likely to lend itself to the superfan. Here's what the 2021 edition has to offer.
While maintstream by Japanese role-playing game standards, there's heaps here to lose yourself in for dozens of hours. Yet another Switch must-buy.
Whether you're playing solo, multi-player or in VR, Squadrons' convincing control system and space-battles bring the fun. It's a bit samey though.
A similarly enjoyable experience to a Zelda game, which is some achievement, and the way in which it mines Greek mythology provides distinctiveness.
The first next-gen Assassin's Creed title to launch, Valhalla, is set in 9th century England. And it's all about Vikings. Oh yes. But is it any good?
A lost classic that has a second chance to get the acclaim it deserves: Pikmin 3 Deluxe is set alive anew on Nintendo Switch.
Some 18 years after the game was released, the 'DE' version updates graphics, characters, mechanics and more. It's a lovingly crafted Mafia rework.
After a not-so-hot multiplayer beta the full game release shows-off a spectacular single player campaign. We think it'll only improve over time too.
Dlala's reimagining of Rare Software's 1991 classic functions as a clever showcase of all that was great about games in the 90s. It's a great homage.
Clever tweaks to this F1 title mean we can all feel like Formula One drivers now, regardless of talent. So is it the best racing game of 2020?
Isometric view old-schol stealth-action tactical gaming at its best. It may look old, but this is as up to date as such games come.
Obsidian crafts a beautiful sci-fi world, with perfectly pared-down action-RPG elements, in what is a surprise hit game. It's truly sublime.
Fancy yourself a hand at motorbike racing? MotoGP 20 is more authentic than ever, arriving at the perfect time to deliver some much-needed motorsport.
The remake to 1997's Final Fantasy VII is a stone-cold classic. Here's why you'll want to relive it again.
This remake of the 99 original is a classic. For once, a Resident Evil game is released into a world in which it seems prophetic rather than fanciful.
Not massively original, but a beautifully constructed, hugely satisfying Dark Souls-style action-RPG. Ideal for self-isolation gaming sessions.
Classics and mega-rarities abound in this memorial to the glory days of the games arcades. A pricey but thrillingly authentic resurrection.
The 2019 game shares the name of the 2007 classic, and this is the strongest COD game we've seen for years. Here's the single and multiplayer lowdown.
Nobody thought they would ever play Shenmue III. But here it is, roughly 18 years after it was due.
A lovingly re-crafted romake of the 25-year-old Game Boy / SNES original, Link's Awakening is a sublime slice of Zelda gameplay for the Switch.
Under publisher Bungie's command, Shadowkeep shows how the persistently online shooter is panning out ahead of Destiny 3.
This isn't your average third-person shooter. Instead it's the most gloriously bonkers paranormal action imaginable.
The annual update for the Formula One videogame really is the best implementation we've ever played. Here's why:
The 1993 SNK classic is reborn for 2019, bringing a total revamp to the graphics. Is it worth investing your time in if you love beat-em-ups?
With the Cricket World Cup and Ashes series upon us in 2019, it's time for a new cricket video game. Which is great, except for one huge catch...
The sequel to the games-as-service original is back and well crafted from the off. A great multi-player and open-ended finale spell a bright future.
It's been over 10 years since DMC's last true outing, with DMC5 a true return to form for the series.
You might want to call it Far Cry 5.5 - but New Dawn's colourful reimagination of its predecessor is a lot of fun if you give it enough time.
The third instalment in the single-player shooter series, Exodus adds great weapons customisation without losing its thought-provoking appeal.
The 2019 remake of the 1998 classic horror game isn't just a quick re-rub, it's a total reimagination that's an exceptional horror title.
An epic WWII first-person shooter that impresses by its storytelling, yet which lacks parts of the game which we won't see untiul March 2019...
The perfect family game? Super Mario Party revamps the board game-based formula with mini-games and fun antics to keep the formula feeling fresh.
The most life-like F1 game ever, with updated role-play, mechanics, multiplayer and all the accurate cars, drivers and teams represented.
Fancy an open-world online driving game with cars, planes, boats, both on- and off-road? The Crew 2 is fun and is way better than the original game.
This dinosaur sim finds its way into the best sim games ever made. Whether you're a fan of the movies or sim games in general, Evolution has it all.
Nobody would argue that the world is lacking in zombie games – especially open-world ones that lack conventional storylines. Miraculously, though, Sta...
Gamers can have mixed feelings about franchises – once they become an annual event, they often lose much of their appeal, as the effects of rushed dev...
Sea of Thieves well and truly busts the commonly held myth that videogames are all about full-on, constant action. At times, it can be positively rest...
Well over five iterations into the series (lest we forget the likes of Primal and Blood Dragon), we know what to expect from a Far Cry game. Namely, f...
Back in 2010 Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch was the epitome of a cult game, delighting the non-conformist subset of gamers who harbour an obsess...
Gamers love to sniff out off-the-beaten track, cultish games and, until now, that has been the only way to describe Capcom's Monster Hunter franchise....
You may not have noticed, but the biggest event on the international cricket calendar is poised to get under way: the England team is in Australia for
Take one of the best-loved franchises in the history of pop-culture, mash it up with an online game and you have a recipe for the sort of fanatical de...
Any new instalment of Gran Turismo is a major occasion for those who own a PlayStation. Apart from anything else, these games don't come along very of...
Crafting a modern version of a classic game is fraught with dangers – never more so than with a game as iconic as Doom.As the game which popularised
Horror movie aficionados will tell you that, over the decades, Japanese film-makers have developed a fearsome reputation for making some of the most o...
Games publishers face a terrible temptation to relentlessly milk franchises that catch the public imagination and, for a while, it looked as though th...
Microsoft's flagship driving franchise, Forza Motorsport, has always had to perform a tricky balancing act. On the one hand, it's a big-budget product...
There is a reason why there are two distinct types of driving games: there are also two distinct types of driving gamers. Some want an arcade-style ex...
The decades-long battle for supremacy in the football games market can be seen as a microcosm of the modern games industry itself. In one corner, you ...