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Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart review | The boys are back in town and they truly bring the PS5 to life
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Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart review | The boys are back in town and they truly bring the PS5 to life

The titular duo makes its first appearance for around five years in Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart that releases on PS5 on Friday

Subnautica: Below Zero and beyond | A peek into Unknown Worlds as the studio turns 20 years old... or thereabouts
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Subnautica: Below Zero and beyond | A peek into Unknown Worlds as the studio turns 20 years old... or thereabouts

If it's a gorgeous looking and sounding, slow-burning and intrigue-laden underwater adventure you're after, look no further than Subnautica: Below Zero

Resident Evil Village Review: Entertaining survival slasher combines well-worn horror elements into all-round package
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Resident Evil Village Review: Entertaining survival slasher combines well-worn horror elements into all-round package

While Resident Evil: Village isn't one of the most innovative titles of the genre, it manages to weave together well-worn horror tropes in a refreshing, fast-paced experience.

Returnal Review in Progress: It's not for everyone, but this is the launch title the PS5 deserved
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Returnal Review in Progress: It's not for everyone, but this is the launch title the PS5 deserved

Housemarque's latest outing is a tough old slog and it’s why what you are reading is a ‘review in progress’ rather than an outright review

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2 musings: 'If it ain't broke...' really doesn't cut it anymore
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Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2 musings: 'If it ain't broke...' really doesn't cut it anymore

The Vicarious Visions-developed and Activision-published title released on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series S/X on 26 March, having already hit last-gen consoles last year

Outriders review: Rough around the edges yet enjoyable shooter crippled by connectivity issues
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Outriders review: Rough around the edges yet enjoyable shooter crippled by connectivity issues

Despite having serious connectivity issues, Outriders is quite fun when it works, but it's not particularly inspired. If you've played other games in the genre, feel free to give this one a pass.

Persona 5 Strikers review: A fun spin-off, but one that's neither as vital nor engrossing as the original
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Persona 5 Strikers review: A fun spin-off, but one that's neither as vital nor engrossing as the original

The latest offering in Atlus' Persona 5 series released on 23 February and is available on PlayStation 4, PC and Nintendo Switch

Sony PlayStation 5 review: Forget the damn graphics, immersion is the name of the game
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Sony PlayStation 5 review: Forget the damn graphics, immersion is the name of the game

If video game developers are able to harness the power of the DualSense controller's haptics and adaptive triggers, they will have on their hands an excellent tool for immersive storytelling

Assassin's Creed Valhalla review: A Viking adventure for the ages
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Assassin's Creed Valhalla review: A Viking adventure for the ages

Ubisoft Montreal's open world action-adventure RPG is available on PlayStation 4/5, Microsoft Windows, Stadia, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S

Immortals Fenyx Rising review: Charming, challenging and funny, this could be the sleeper hit of the year
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Immortals Fenyx Rising review: Charming, challenging and funny, this could be the sleeper hit of the year

The game is available on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Google Stadia and Nintendo Switch

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War (spoiler-free) review: I didn’t want to like this game
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Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War (spoiler-free) review: I didn’t want to like this game

I’ll be honest, I didn’t jump into Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War (Really, Treyarch? You couldn’t think of a simpler title?) with much by way of hope.

DIRT 5 review: High-octane racing thriller leaves you wanting more
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DIRT 5 review: High-octane racing thriller leaves you wanting more

DIRT 5 has exhilarating, fast-paced gameplay that is bound to have you hooked from the get-go, but its story lacks depth and variety, and you're likely to get a little bored halfway through it

Yakuza: Like a Dragon musings | A most worthy addition to Ryu Ga Gotoku's fabled franchise
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Yakuza: Like a Dragon musings | A most worthy addition to Ryu Ga Gotoku's fabled franchise

SEGA and Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio's Yakuza: Like a Dragon is available on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S

Assassin's Creed Valhalla first impressions: Vast potential marred by performance issues
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Assassin's Creed Valhalla first impressions: Vast potential marred by performance issues

Ubisoft Montreal's open world action-adventure RPG will be available on PlayStation 4/5, Microsoft Windows, Stadia, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S

Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales review | Short and mostly sweet, but a total ripoff at full price
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Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales review | Short and mostly sweet, but a total ripoff at full price

PlayStation exclusive Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales releases on PS4 and PS5 on 12 November

Watch Dogs: Legion first impressions | Believe the hype, it's worth a butcher's at the very least
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Watch Dogs: Legion first impressions | Believe the hype, it's worth a butcher's at the very least

The third edition in the Watch Dogs series of games by Ubisoft releases on Thursday, 29 October, on PC, PS4, Xbox One and Stadia

FIFA 21 Review: Offence really is the best form of defence
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FIFA 21 Review: Offence really is the best form of defence

FIFA 21 has managed to strike a sweet balance between the frenzied attacking style of FIFA games in the 2000s and the ultra-realistic approach of the recent games.

Star Wars: Squadrons review | Much like Darth Maul, starfighter sim flatters to deceive
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Star Wars: Squadrons review | Much like Darth Maul, starfighter sim flatters to deceive

The EA Motive-developed combat flight simulator hyperspace-jumped onto PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on 2 October

NBA 2K21 reflections: A brand new shot meter and cringeworthy fashions
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NBA 2K21 reflections: A brand new shot meter and cringeworthy fashions

'What should we change?' is, I assume, the eternal question in the halls of 2K. This year, they made the wrong choice