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A list of retroactive recipients of Polygon Recommends

Polygon is updating its reviews program for 2018 — and saying farewell to scores

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey review

Destiny 2: Forsaken is the Destiny I’ve waited four years to play

The best PC games

Shadow of the Tomb Raider is a fun, dark and puzzling critique of the franchise

NBA Live 19 saves EA’s troubled series with a fantastic playground

Two Point Hospital is funny, smart and surprisingly deep

Marvel’s Spider-Man is best when it lets you loose in New York

Dead Cells is the Castlevania of Spelunkies

Why I waited 18 months to play Hollow Knight

I lived a modern day Aesop’s Fable in Sea of Thieves

Rocket League: the 3-year review

Octopath Traveler is the magical RPG the Nintendo Switch needed

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker on Switch is a can’t-miss Wii U port

Lumines Remastered is a delightful taste of a classic series