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594 games reviewed
75.6 average score
80 median score
67.4% of games recommended

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This fourth adaptation of DC's least-likely heroes combines an inspired storyline with some very pedestrian combat

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Despite a meandering story, an all-new location and careful refinements of the combat and social systems make this part of Ichiban's journey a hit

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Dec 2, 2023

This stylish if undemanding instalment has some nice touches, but its saccharine dialogue will appeal to only the most committed Persona fans

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Nov 1, 2023

Your bitter exes are the enemies in this turn-based adventure, which has you talk through your feelings even while delivering kick-ass martial arts moves

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There are moments when The Lord of the Rings: Return to Moria hints at what it could have been, such as when you’re mining a rich vein of ore in some dark tunnel, and your dwarf becomes inspired to sing. They’ll clear their throat and give voice to a story of trolls and orcs and the beating that will rain down on them if they cross your path. The game briefly feels alive, the story making the cold mines warm. But then the song stops, and you’re still mining, and all you have to look forward to is a long walk back to the forge.

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Oct 26, 2023

With two protagonists exploring different worlds, this thriller is a thoroughly entertaining blend of detective procedural and narrative weirdness

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There’s no story to discover, no complex rules to learn; just instant, appealing fun. It’s fun you’ll have already experienced if you’re a Mario fan, but with enough novelty and unexpected twists to prevent it from feeling over-familiar. And for those new to Mario – kids just ageing into video games, friends or family members tempted into a multiplayer session – this is a wonderful introduction to the fizzy creativity and attention to detail that has made Mario a family staple for nearly 30 years.

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Oct 16, 2023

This is what mainstream action adventure video games should be: a big, wholehearted fantasy, invested with rewarding details and loaded with conflict and emotion.

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Oct 13, 2023

Microsoft; PC, XboxWith the spin-off series eclipsing Forza's original game, Turn 10 has upped the ante with a return to Motorsport after six years that might even win over some Horizon fans

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Oct 12, 2023

Involving narrative game reveals little by little the complex relationships of a ship's crew seeking their kidnapped captain

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Set in ninth-century Baghdad, this latest iteration of the murderous mega-series has cleared out recent bloated extras, leaving you with just a sword and dagger

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Sep 28, 2023

The latest game in what was previously known as the Fifa series has some added RPG elements for upgrading players' skills

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Sep 26, 2023

Fans of the fighting game's cast of lunatics will enjoy this nostalgic reboot, but its combat fundamentals have remained largely unchanged

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Sep 22, 2023

CD Projekt's stylish RPG has undergone a radical transformation, and the expansion starring Idris Elba makes the best of the game's new features

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Sep 19, 2023

This hack-and-slasher clings to its Soulsborne heritage too tightly, but does creative things that no other Soulslike until now has managed to pull off

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Nacho Rodríguez's point-and-click is like an old kid's cartoon, a cavalcade of imagery where Lucasfilm meets Dalí

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Sep 6, 2023

Bethesda's long-awaited space epic is a vast interstellar canvas full of glorious sights to see and intriguing threads to pull – if you can keep patience with its fussy systems

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Sep 5, 2023

Playing a professional diver maintaining undersea oil pipes may sound like an odd premise for a game, but it's so peaceful down there

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Sep 2, 2023

]A sushi waiter is on a mission to bring exotic fish to the table in this stylish, satisfying game that delivers a vital message on sustainability

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Aug 31, 2023

This homage to classic Japanese RPGs picks from the best to create something original, and its rich, engaging world makes it feel like a classic in its own right

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