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Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy: The Definitive Edition review – an infuriating disappointment
These remasters feel less stable than the glitchy originals, with a lack of attention to detail that undermines the games’ character

Keza MacDonald

17, Nov, 2021 @3:28 PM

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Elden Ring – Dark Souls’ creators and George RR Martin team up on an enticing fantasy
Thrilling but not forbidding, Hidetaka Miyazaki’s forthcoming fantasy epic is Dark Souls meets Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Keza MacDonald

10, Nov, 2021 @3:00 PM

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Sable review – go build yourself a future, girl
You play a girl on the cusp of adulthood, trying out different vocations, in this exquisitely rendered ‘open world’ journey

Simon Parkin

06, Nov, 2021 @1:00 PM

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Guardians of the Galaxy: where video games and Marvel truly align
Square Enix’s take on the squabbling, Avengers-adjacent crew is a winning mix of action-adventure and character-led drama – and beautifully rendered

Keith Stuart

22, Sep, 2021 @1:00 PM

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Ghost of Tsushima: Directors’ Cut review – rich treasures on a new island
This expansion of last year’s hit offers a wider range of missions and side quests to its samurai warfare

Simon Parkin

04, Sep, 2021 @12:00 PM

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From Lake to Metroid Dread: the most exciting video games for autumn 2021
Escape to 1980s Oregon, get stuck in an art deco assassin game or liberate a Caribbean island with the help of a dog in this feast of new titles

Keza MacDonald

23, Aug, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Tencent curbs on gaming time will shock markets but please many parents
China’s regulators are on the march again but moves to restrict children’s access may be welcomed by many

Alex Hern

04, Aug, 2021 @5:00 AM

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The Ascent review – a frenetic murderfest in a dystopian future
PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series S|X; Neon Giant/Curve Digital
This high-octane, low-intelligence arcade sci-fi shooter is set in a neon-lit city whose upper levels house the wealthy while the impoverished live in sewers

Tom Regan

03, Aug, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart review – an unbelievably gorgeous sci-fi caper
This Star Wars-influenced action game about two furry aliens elevates the spectacle and fun to a new dimension

Keza MacDonald

08, Jun, 2021 @2:37 PM

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Capcom Arcade Stadium review – recapture the magic
A bundle of 32 retro games offers classic Street Fighter action, ghostly quests, air battles – with the added bonus of not having to stop when your pocket money runs out

Keith Stuart

26, May, 2021 @11:59 AM

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14 of the best hidden gems on Xbox Game Pass
Microsoft’s game subscription includes all the obvious Xbox hits, from Halo to Minecraft – but, if you’ve exhausted those, here are some deeper cuts from its library

Keza MacDonald and Keith Stuart

21, May, 2021 @1:00 PM

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Returnal review – epic dance of death with beautiful, brutal aliens
Exceptionally hostile creatures are round every corner on a glorious, punishing quest through the perilous landscapes of another planet

Keza MacDonald

12, May, 2021 @12:17 PM

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