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Assassin's Creed Valhalla: Wrath of the DruidsPS5
If you previously ploughed a hundred-plus hours into the base game and came away fatigued, the influx of new gear and items as well as the mysterious, shape-shifting Druids might quicken you – but it’s hard to say for certain. With somewhere in the region of 12 to 18 hours depending on how much you want to rinse the new content, there’s a lot to get stuck into here, making Wrath of the Druids feel like an essential download for fans of the base game.
Hood: Outlaws & LegendsPS5
Hood: Outlaws & Legends is a pretty good craic with a group you know, or people who know what they’re doing, but a bunch of amateurs without a mic between them may struggle.
Metro Exodus Enhanced EditionPC
If you’re put off first person shooters by an abundance of dialogue, resource gathering and survival faffing, this version won’t change your mind. However, if you want a shooter that’s a little slower paced and relies heavily on its environment and world to tell a story, Metro Exodus PC Enhanced Edition is well worth your time.
Packed full of charming robots and thoughtful gameplay, The Colonists is a great city builder that controls great on console.
Resident Evil VillagePS5
Resident Evil Village has managed to keep a series that has been going for 25 years feel new. The combat is satisfying, the puzzles are well-orchestrated, and it looks incredible.
New Pokemon SnapSwitch
New Pokemon Snap is a rare game that not only lives up to expectations, but far surpasses them. Taking photos as a mechanic is relaxing while engaging. And exploring every inch of the charming world of Pokemon is just incredible. With hours of content, hundreds of Pokemon and so many adorable moments, New Pokemon Snap is simply the best game I’ve played this year.
Atelier Mysterious Trilogy Deluxe PackPS4
The Atelier Mysterious Trilogy Deluxe Pack is undeniably packed full of content, and fans of the series who missed these three games have many hours of JRPG goodness ahead of them. None of the games ever quite reach the heights of Ryza 2, but if you’re in need of an alchemy history then look no further.
Saviors of Sapphire Wings / Stranger of Sword City RevisitedSwitch
Saviours of Sapphire Wings is great dungeon crawling RPG, that’s accessible for those unfamiliar with the genre without compromising on the difficulty. With Strangers of Sword City also included in the package, there are so many hours of content to indulge on here.
Returnal's fluid, graceful movement and satisfying, punchy gunplay combine with a sense of exploration at once both wondrous and morbid, and a drip-fed progression system that makes you feel like you're always discovering or unlocking something new.
Disco Elysium: The Final CutPS5
Disco Elysium: The Final Cut is quite simply like nothing else in the medium. If you missed it on PC, it’s absolutely worth picking it up on console and investing some time and effort in its wonderfully complex world.
JudgmentXbox Series X
Judgment is shinier, prettier, and more powerful on next-gen. Ryu Ga Gotoku has done a fantastic job of improving the game's biggest plus point, the combat, as well as sharpening up the textures and resolution.
El Hijo - A Wild West TaleSwitch
Its gameplay is good, but what really sets El Hijo apart is its amazing setting and charming use of a child protagonist.
If you want to platform one minute and build houses the next, then Smelter might just be the genre hybrid for you.
MotoGP 21 offers an authentic motor racing simulation, welcoming for veterans of the series, but often alien for newcomers. Handling is great, and the career is deep, with plenty to keep players racing through the season.
NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139...PS4
Nier Replicant is so damn fun to play. Combat is ultimately its best feature, but some of the ideas are implemented superbly, whether in the story or the mechanics. Every environment is beautiful, and as a remaster it improves greatly on its predecessor. In terms of the story, it isn’t quite on the same level as Automata, but that doesn’t mean you’ll feel let down. Replicant is a great prequel, offering an interesting cast of characters and an exciting adventure. I just wish it picked up the pace a lot quicker.
Demon Skin isn’t a bad game, but it is ropey and certainly needed more work where the animations and menus are concerned. And fans of older 2D action games might get more out of it.
Stitchy in Tooki TroubleSwitch
It isn't a bad game, but Stitchy in Tooki Trouble is just too slow moving and simple for anyone with platforming experience.
Ashwalkers is an inventive survival sim that puts the story centre stage. Whilst managing resources and the survivor's physical and mental health is important, the choices you have to make are where it's at its most inventive.
Lost Words: Beyond the PageSwitch
Lost Words: Beyond the Page is a gorgeous, moving tale of two young girls facing an increasingly frightening world and eventually finding beauty where those less innocent might not, and that’s the kind of writing that transcends mediums.
Poison Control is a very unique game, and if you get past its issues this playfully pink adventure has a lot to offer.
If you’ve played games like Cozy Grove before, you’ll likely know how much mileage you’ll get out of it. Some will love the carefree daily check ins, others will find the fairly repetitive loop lacking. I sit somewhere in the middle, but can’t deny that I was taken in by the charms of its beautiful world and animal cast along the way.
Oddworld: Soulstorm is a great modernisation of a classic series. With the same macabre humour and brutal difficulty of its predecessors, fans of Abe’s adventures will find a lot to love here. I had a few issues with checkpoints and the game’s perspective, but cannot deny that this game has a ton of soul.
Nanotale - Typing ChroniclesPC
Ultimately, Nanotale: Typing Chronicles will be a difficult sell for some people for very obvious reasons, but those willing to try something else and give themselves over to something a little bit different to the games we’re all used to will find a charming, likeable adventure that manages to feel somewhat educational as well as entertaining. I was pleasantly surprised by Nanotale, and I’m sure others will be, too.
Despite a largely forgettable story and a few misfires, Outriders is a great looter shooter that feels satisfying to play alone or with others and easily holds its own among contemporaries.
Trials of FirePC
Trials of Fire is a masterful combination of several genres that manages to establish its own identity early on and build on it throughout.