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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

Astral Chain is the best new Nintendo franchise since Splatoon

Control review: a technical marvel, and an artistic achievement

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Cyberpunk Red review: This pen-and-paper game is the key to understanding Cyberpunk 2077

Pathfinder 2e review: Dungeons & Dragons’ biggest competitor comes into its own

Fire Emblem: Three Houses review: school ties

Elsinore revisits a classic political drama — with a time-loop twist

Tetris Effect on PC takes a classic even closer to perfection

Outer Wilds is a brilliant sci-fi game that trades guns for a compass

Final Fantasy 14: Shadowbringers is one of the best MMOs available for both fans and newcomers

Total War: Three Kingdoms is a strategy masterpiece

Void Bastards review: a shock to the system

Sea of Thieves 2019 review: A sea change

Satisfactory’s end goal? Replacing myself

Rainbow Six Siege review: three years and 1,000-plus hours later

The Division 2 is a technical achievement as much as an artistic one

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice review

Baba Is You review: one of the best puzzle games in years

ToeJam & Earl: Back in the Groove is pure joy

Apex Legends review: a more welcoming take on battle royale

Slay the Spire is my favorite game to lose

Resident Evil 2 is everything a video game remake should be

Bury Me, My Love is the stirring story of a refugee’s dangerous journey

New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe is the first fantastic game of 2019

Gris is about the fear we live with, and finding voice to defeat it

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate review

Hitman 2 gives one of 2016’s best games a second shot at success

Tetris Effect is euphoric, and the best Tetris game since the original

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Red Dead Redemption 2 review

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