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South Park: Snow Day! review – a crude, enjoyable playground tussle
The show’s trademark knack for satire staves off the sameness in this wintry brawler

Phil Iwaniuk

25, Mar, 2024 @4:18 PM

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‘Theatre of the mind’: celebrating 50 years of Dungeons & Dragons
The role-playing game, largely powered by participants’ imaginations, continues to attract fans half a century after it was launched

David Barnett

23, Mar, 2024 @1:47 PM

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The surreal, colourful Katamari Damacy is 20 – and still the weirdest game I have ever loved
This wacky Japanese game leaves a lifelong impression on everyone who plays it, if only because they can’t get its theme music out of their head

Keza MacDonald

20, Mar, 2024 @3:00 PM

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Dragon’s Dogma 2 review – chaotic, unpredictable fantasy fun
This gloriously messy, medieval-flavoured silliness will give you the best adventure you’ve had in years. There’s nothing quite like it

Keza MacDonald

20, Mar, 2024 @3:00 PM

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Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League review – straddles the brilliant and the banal
This fourth adaptation of DC’s least-likely heroes combines an inspired storyline with some very pedestrian combat

Tom Regan

07, Feb, 2024 @10:00 AM

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Pushing Buttons: I hated going back to games – until The Last of Us Part II Remastered came along
In this week’s newsletter: Going back to a narrative game is like rereading a favourite novel – when you reimmerse yourself in a familiar world you discover it for the first time

Keith Stuart

24, Jan, 2024 @3:00 PM

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The Last of Us Part II Remastered review – unmissable repacking of modern classic
Visual and haptical enhancements along with bonus content including new modes, cut stages and audio commentary from designers make this a required experience

Keith Stuart

18, Jan, 2024 @9:00 AM

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The best games to look forward to in 2024
A first open-world Star Wars saga, something lurks beneath a North Sea oil rig and Tekken 8 continues to blend stylish and ridiculous – the hotly anticipated games of the year to come

Keza MacDonald

28, Dec, 2023 @3:00 PM

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Games: Simon Parkin’s five best of 2023
From the all-action thrills of Zelda to catching your own sushi, immersive worlds captivated

Simon Parkin

25, Dec, 2023 @1:00 PM

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The 20 best video games of 2023
From skateboard romances and a horror fishing simulator to the return of beloved classics and the ever-enduring appeal of Zelda, 2023 was a bumper year for gaming. Our critics pick their favourites

Keza MacDonald and Keith Stuart

18, Dec, 2023 @1:00 PM

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Doom at 30: what it means, by the people who made it
In 1993, a team of five coders released what would become one of the most influential video games ever made. Three decades on, they explain how they did it

Keith Stuart

08, Dec, 2023 @7:00 AM

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Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora review - welcome to the jungle, it’s yours to reclaim
Take back Pandora from those puny humans in this spin on Ubisoft’s Far Cry formula

Rick Lane

06, Dec, 2023 @1:08 PM

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