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Spelunky 2 review: perfection

D&D’s next adventure will test even the best Dungeon Masters

Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 and 2 review: Coming home feels great

All the fun of Doom is injected into this tiny, wild shooter

Crusader Kings 3 is one of the best role-playing games of 2020

Hunt A Killer is a violent, role-playing, and mystery-solving break from real life

Microsoft Flight Simulator review: clear skies with some light chop

Video games revel in death, Spiritfarer focuses on what happens next

Mortal Shell is Dark Souls without the baggage

Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout is the perfect chaotic battle royale

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Carrion is a body horror masterpiece

This surreal adventure about bird-people might be the year’s best puzzle game

I never thought I’d play this acid trip of a Switch game

The best games of 2020 (so far)

D&D will change to address racism, but someone has already done the work

Desperados 3 feels like a turn-based game built for speedrunners

Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics review: an embarrassment of riches

What the Golf? is out on Nintendo Switch, and you should buy it

Saints Row: The Third Remastered review: the best of the worst gets better

In stunning indie visual novel If Found..., you must erase to rebuild

Super Mega Baseball 3 is another unparalleled triumph

Streets of Rage 4 review: The cool kids finally get a well-earned sequel

The Room VR: A Dark Matter fulfills the promise of VR puzzle games

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Animal Crossing: New Horizons is a much-needed escape from everything

Half-Life: Alyx is the best that VR, and Valve, have to offer

Dungeons & Dragons’ Critical Role book is one of the best campaign guides published for 5th edition

Doom Eternal review: one of the best shooters in years

Kentucky Route Zero review: a grim road trip about the stops along the way

Just a bright and happy little game about corporate drudgery, colonialism, and death

Pokémon Sword and Shield open up the world enough to spark wonder

Luigi’s Mansion finally finds its groove on Nintendo Switch

I’m a terrifying god with an army of mad crabs

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