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Nov 8, 2019

Red Dead Redemption 2 was fantastic on PlayStation 4, and it remains fantastic even on PC, with the addition of some aspects that were missing in the original edition.

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Oct 25, 2018

Huge, technically incomparable and full of things to do: the Western epic of Rockstar Games manages to repeat the success of the first chapter, making one of the most impressive video games of all time.

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Mar 12, 2020

Ori and the Will of the Wisps is the natural evolution of the already excellent Ori and the Blind Forest, a masterpiece and a milestone in the metroidvania genre. It's a modern fairy tale with a lesson that should be accepted by everyone and applied without reservation in the everyday life. So be careful: playing Ori and the Will of the Wisps could make you a better person.

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9.8 / 10.0 - Half-Life: Alyx
Mar 28, 2020

Valve selects the best features of VR action games and takes them to another level. Half-Life: Alyx is not innovative in choosing what is needed for the perfect virtual reality experience – between interactivity of the environment, gestural use of firearms or environmental puzzles – but it is in putting together everything in the style of Half-Life. The kind of first person game that made the series famous, and forever changed the action adventure into a "before and after Gordon Freeman", returns to linear origins without genres contamination, becoming an immersive sim only for what falls within our view, or what we can physically accomplish in a crazy City 17. Masterful.

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The Wii U version of the new Zelda offers the same, amazing, unforgettable experience as the Nintendo Switch version: the game runs pretty smoothly on the old console, and esthetically it's similar. If you're not planning to buy a new Switch, and want to remove the dust from the old Wii U, this is really a no brainer.

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9.7 / 10.0 - Super Mario Odyssey
Nov 8, 2017

Super Mario Odyssey is a true expression of joy: a vibrant explosion of colours, surprises, wonderful design and excellent gameplay. It's a perfect match between the past and the future: it makes you feel immediately at home, yet at the same time it's a constant offering of something new and exciting. If you were looking for an excuse to buy a Nintendo Switch, well, look no further.

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9.7 / 10.0 - God of War
Apr 12, 2018

God of War is the best thing happened to PlayStation 4 since Bloodborne. Nothing is out of place, nothing is ordinary. The art direction is amazingly inspired, the combat system is really deep and engaging, and everything on screen is, hands down, unlike anything else you ever saw on the PlayStation 4. Honestly, there's no reason not to play this new masterpiece from Santa Monica Studio.

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Zelda: Breath of the Wild is a sort of mythical experience, that kind of trip where you end up asking yourself if the God of videogames truly exists, and if it does, it may have the face of Shigeru Miyamoto. A huge open world that keeps enchanting the player every step of the way, well beyond the end of the game. Breath of the Wild is the best Zelda ever made, and one of the best videogames of all time.

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9.7 / 10.0 - God of War
Jan 12, 2022

Whether you are a lover of the original series or new gods of war, it does not matter: give it a chance, you will hardly regret it.

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9.7 / 10.0 - Elden Ring
Feb 23, 2022

Elden Ring is the culmination of 15 years of work that have allowed From Software to improve, title after title, those consolidated foundations that have already given life to some of the most acclaimed games of all time, united by compelling stories and unparalleled gameplay.

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9.6 / 10.0 - Resident Evil 2
Jan 22, 2019

Resident Evil 2 is one of the best remakes we've ever seen: it's a bit different from the classical survival horror released in 1998, while still remaining true to the original game.

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9.6 / 10.0 - Persona 5 Royal
Mar 19, 2020

Persona 5 royal is not only a definitive version, but an even more refined and expanded game. One of the best JRPG ever, alternative life and excellent gameplay, a game capable of marking an entire genre.

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9.6 / 10.0 - It Takes Two
Mar 24, 2021

It Takes Two is absolutely stellar. Extremely varied, never boring, fun and exciting to play, incredibly pretty and with great character writing. If you enjoy cooperative play, you owe it to yourself to play it.

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9.5 / 10.0 - Kingdom Hearts III
Jan 24, 2019

Kingdom Hearts 3 succeeds in the difficult task of being up to the expectations, without shaking up its foundations but improving on the strenghts of the previous chapters. Spectacular in the artistic direction, exhilarating in the fights and fulfilling on the narrative side, to be fully appreciated Kingdom Hearts 3 requires however that its public is aware of the intricate background of the saga. After waiting for so many years, recommending the last adventure of Sora, Donald and Goofy would only be a negligible formality.

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9.5 / 10.0 - Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
Apr 23, 2017

This is undoubtedly the biggest, funniest and best Mario Kart ever. If you already have the new Nintendo console, well, it's a no-brainer, really. If you don't, well, it could be the right time to Switch.

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Jan 29, 2018

It's hard to imagine another game capable of drawing our attention like this one. Monster Hunter World is huge, captivating, challenging and addictive, especially if played with a group of friends. Capcom has improved so many things over the original formula, it's almost impossible to keep track. Seriously, there's no better moment like now to begin your hunting career.

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Jan 30, 2018

The remake of Shadow of the Colossus is, hands down, a love letter to the timeless masterpiece of Fumito Ueda. It's not just some polish on our memories, it's a genuine and passionate tribute, made with serious commitment, dedication and respect, and the result is even better than the original.

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9.5 / 10.0 - Subnautica
Feb 5, 2018

In terms of settings, gameplay dynamics and sheer fascination, Subnautica is the best single-player survival game out there. It's full of bright discoveries, a great sci-fi experience, and at the same time a cruel and unforgiving survival horror. James Cameron would absolutely love it.

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9.5 / 10.0 - GRIS
Dec 13, 2018

GRIS is an outstanding work of pure art lended to the world of video games. Its gameplay, however simple, is but a vessel for a strong and emotional message carried out by an exceptional visual and sound direction. The first title of Nomada Studio is moving, delicate and elegant: a real gem in the landscape of independent video games.

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9.5 / 10.0 - Asgard's Wrath
Oct 12, 2019

Asgard's Wrath is one of the greatest titles produced since the birth of VR gaming, perhaps the most ambitious ever. Even its models are over the top - the last God of War is clearly quoted - but Sanzaru's game manages to build its strong personality with challenge and taste for discovery, using our double dimension - divine and terrestrial - to stage a VR show never seen before for graphical and playable details.

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