As a spiritual successor to Burnout 3: Takedown, Dangerous Driving bottles up some of that Criterion magic, but these moments are fleeting and too many issues pile up to make it little more than a pretender.
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PS4's MLB The Show 19 continues the series' upward trajectory with significant improvements to fielding and plenty of enjoyable new modes.
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Football Manager 2019 redesigns its tactical interface to give you the tools to create a playstyle you'll spend the next 200 hours obsessing over.
While not much has changed between the ropes, WWE 2K19 gives you more reasons to play by featuring a plethora of new modes and content.
Pro Evolution Soccer 2019 continues the series' excellent run of form, introducing smart improvements that enhance the on-pitch action.
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Project Cars 2 builds on its predecessor with improved handling and impressive scope, but it still suffers from unruly AI and a slew of bugs.
Absolver's methodical combat would be superlative on its own, but the unique customisation of its Combat Deck takes this melee brawler to thrilling new heights.
Dirt 4 is a grounded and thrilling racing experience with customisable difficulty options that should appeal to newcomers and veterans alike.
A newfound focus on player choice pushes CI Games' series in a positive direction, but myriad issues keep it from being a top marksman.
Sony's long-running baseball sim returns, with better action on the field, and more options off it.
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