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In the vast universe of gaming, finding the right game can feel like searching for a needle in a haystack. That’s where our ‘Best Games’ category comes to the rescue. Curated by a team of seasoned gamers who have navigated the pixelated terrains, epic storylines, and adrenaline-pumping challenges, this section spotlights the crème de la crème of the gaming world. Whether you’re into fast-paced shooters, intricate puzzles, sprawling RPGs, or narrative-driven indies, our expert recommendations ensure you experience only the best. Skip the guesswork and dive straight into masterpieces that resonate, thrill, and leave an indelible mark.

If modern AAA games just aren’t doing it for you, rest assured that you’re not alone. There’s a refreshing simplicity to retro gaming; most retro games choose one or two things to do and do those things very well, rather than trying to appeal to as many demographics as possible. The vaults of retro gaming are full of treasures both appreciated and underrated, so without further ado, let’s take a look at 20 classic retro games that are well worth revisiting. 1. Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island We’re going to try to limit ourselves to one game per franchise…

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For many months now, speculation has swirled regarding when Nintendo is planning to announce its Switch successor. Many say that the current console is underpowered, pointing to games like Pokemon Scarlet and Violet as evidence that the Switch simply doesn’t have the technical prowess to keep up with graphical and performance advances.  If you ask us, though, the Switch still has plenty of life left in it; the console is perfectly capable of playing most indie games, and it can run Nintendo’s own first-party endeavours just fine, too. Here are the best Nintendo Switch games arriving in April 2023. …

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April 2023 is shaping up to be another bumper month for video game releases. All three of the major console players currently on the market are getting some pretty heavy-hitting titles in April, and whether you’re into single-player story-driven adventures or you’re a more multiplayer-focused gamer, you’ll find plenty to love.  The last-gen consoles still have some life in them, but we’re seeing more and more major titles start to make the shift to current-gen only, so if you haven’t already picked up a PS5,  Xbox Series X/S, or Switch, now might be the time to do so. Here are…

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Microsoft’s Xbox Series X/S console lineup continues to offer excellent choice and value for money. This is largely thanks to the Xbox Game Pass subscription service, which contains a huge lineup of varied titles that are sure to cater to pretty much anyone’s tastes. However, a lot of gamers tend to forget that there are plenty of games available outside of the Game Pass ecosystem, with new titles being released just as consistently as ever. Here are the best Xbox Series X/S games coming in April 2023. Meet Your Maker (April 4th) Super Mario Maker didn’t quite prove as…

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There was a time when anything free in the world of gaming would have been regarded with suspicion. If a game was free, it was either a demo, a shareware product, or too good to be true. Now, free-to-play games are the dominant business model when it comes to online multiplayer games, and single-player games are also moving into that space. With that in mind, you’ve got a lot of options if you want to game without spending any money these days. Here are the 20 best free-to-play games available online right now. 1. Apex Legends EA and Respawn’s…

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Rest in peace, Kinect: we hardly knew ye. The Kinect was originally introduced in 2010 as an additional accessory for Microsoft’s hugely popular Xbox 360, bringing motion and voice control to the console. A lack of killer apps for the peripheral, as well as some strange missteps on Microsoft’s part when it came to the Xbox One, led to Kinect’s pretty much complete failure, but that doesn’t mean there were no decent games for it. Here are the 25 best Xbox 360 Kinect games you can play. 1. Dead Space 3 In retrospect, Dead Space 3 wasn’t a great game…

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Gaming is a hobby that can easily be enjoyed solo or alongside other players. Whether you’re facing off against your pals in friendly competition or working alongside them for some jolly cooperation, gaming can bring us together just as easily as it can help us to test our skills. Some of the best multiplayer games out there facilitate fierce competition between us, bringing out the best in us (and sometimes the worst). Here are the 20 best games for competitive multiplayer out there right now. 1. League of Legends It’s hard to imagine a better game for competitive multiplayer…

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Both video games and anime share the same DNA: both of them were born or were innovated in Japan and also both of them tend to push themselves to break the system with innovations and new mind-blowing stuff. I personally love both of them as they are part of me since I was a little kid so it was inevitable to talk about this. In this article you are going to find the 15 best video games based on anime. What made them work, their biggest strengths and a little bit about the series that inspired the game. So, let’s…

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The Nintendo 64 is one of the greatest consoles of all time. While opinion is divided on its rather odd controller, it spawned some serious gaming classics to which gamers still return on a regular basis, as well as some interesting and underrated gems that many are still yet to discover. If you’ve got a Nintendo Switch Online membership and you’ve picked up the Expansion Pack add-on, then you can get access to some of these greats. Here are the 20 best N64 games on Nintendo Switch right now. 1. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time Obviously, the…

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Firefighting is one of the noblest professions out there. It’s impossible not to see the people who break their way into burning buildings and rescue people, pets, and possessions as heroes; they’re risking their lives on a daily basis to help others, and usually not for the kind of pay they deserve, too.  With that in mind, you’d think there would be an abundance of firefighting games, but that’s not really the case. Still, here are 12 of the best firefighter games out there so you can indulge your fantasy of becoming a celebrated firefighting master. Disclaimer: it may be…

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There’s nothing quite like sitting down to play a co-op game with some of your nearest and dearest. Whether it’s a two-player odyssey through an emotionally affecting story or a frantic party game where you’ll all have to be at your best, co-op gameplay can make us feel like we’ve achieved something incredible when we succeed. As you’d expect, there are lots of co-op games out there that are well worth your time, so without further ado, let’s take a look at the 20 best co-op games to play with your friends right now. 1. It Takes Two Let’s get…

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Combat titles have long held sway with staunch video gaming fans, and there continues to be a slew of new games that roll off the production line. Indeed, modern warfare games are all the rage, and while fans are required to have a great deal of patience to master them, there is something rather satisfactory when it comes to completing a title. There are of course many titles that fall into the category of undeniable classics, and some have made a big impact over a short period. Let’s take a closer look at six of our favorite combat video games…

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If you’re an Xbox Series fan, you may or may not have kept up with the debate regarding developing for the less-powerful Series S. The console is, according to developers, making development on Microsoft’s ecosystem difficult; devs say they don’t want the Series S to be an additional requirement if they’re making next-gen games for the flagship Series X.  Despite this, Microsoft has shown no indication that it’s dropping support for Series S or introducing Series X-exclusive games, so if you’re one of the lucky owners of the adorable little white box, you’re safe for now. March 2023 is shaping…

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Historically speaking, March can be a pretty big time for game releases. In 2022, big hitters like Gran Turismo 7 launched in March, as well as smaller, more niche hits like Triangle Strategy. February tends to be the month when the real tentpole blockbusters land, but March always has its fair share of big games to check out, and it’s looking like 2023 is going to be no exception in that regard. Big games are landing on Xbox, Switch PS5 and more this March. Here are the biggest game releases you can look forward to in March 2023. The Last…

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Rumour has it that the beloved Nintendo Switch may not be long for this world. Since the Switch performance of games like Pokemon Scarlet and Violet was less than desirable, some have murmured that Nintendo may soon be about to introduce a new piece of hardware that’s more powerful.  This would make sense; Nintendo hardware is often bookended by Zelda games, as was the case with Wind Waker and Twilight Princess on GameCube, and a new Zelda game is just around the corner. Still, in the meantime, the Switch is going strong, and March is bringing plenty of games to…

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Star Wars is a series that needs no introduction. It’s one of the most popular science fiction franchises of all time; at time of writing, Star Wars stands as the fourth highest-grossing media franchise ever, behind Mickey Mouse & Friends, Pokemon, and Winnie the Pooh. With that in mind, it’s no surprise that Star Wars has also birthed a huge amount of successful and popular video games, so without further ado, let’s take a look at the 25 best Star Wars games of all time. 1. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II Many would point to BioWare’s original…

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Dragons hold a special place in the origin stories and mythologies of cultures across the world, from ancient China to Europe and everywhere in between. While dragon lore has always had a place in storytelling, the fantasy genre is the natural place for stories about slaying and befriending dragons, and with movies and TV shows like Game of Thrones, The Hobbit and even Shrek and How to Train Your Dragon holding dragons front and centre, it is no surprise that dragon-themed games are a popular choice for people. The origin of the dragon stories is unclear. Some think that humans…

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If you’ve just got yourself a Steam Deck, congratulations – you’re the proud owner of one of the most powerful handheld devices around. The Steam Deck is essentially a gaming PC you can hold in your hands, giving you access to your full Steam library without needing to sit down at your desktop. As you might expect given the Steam Deck’s relatively compact form factor, however, some PC games are more playable on the system than others, so without further ado, let’s take a look at the top 10 games to play on Steam Deck.

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Whether it’s revisiting old favorites in remakes or exploring amazing worlds in daring new titles, 2023 has it all. This is the best time to try and buy a current-generation console since every major studio will have big titles releasing this year. From Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2, which was supposed to release in 2022 but couldn’t due to delays to Starfield, we have countless games releasing in 2023. So, this is a huge year for gamers, and they are already excited to fire up their consoles and play their favorite games. Some big names will soon…

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The year is 1994, and the Super Nintendo Entertainment System is sitting pretty as the console of choice for the discerning gamer. Things are about to change, though; the 3D era is fast approaching, and before long, the SNES’ 2D pixel art will look positively ancient (although it will quickly reappear as fashionable nostalgia). Yes, it’s fair to say Sony’s PlayStation took the world by storm, and that’s not just because of its graphics. Here are the top 25 PS1 games of all time. 25. Chrono Cross If you look around forums and other fan discussions, you’ll find that Chrono…

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We may well be approaching the Nintendo Switch’s twilight years. The console has had a pretty incredible run. It was introduced back in 2017 and proceeded to take the world by storm, offering a gaming experience that could be readily switched between handheld and home console depending on your preference.  Games like Breath of the Wild and Super Mario Odyssey codified the Switch as a household mainstay, and despite the Switch’s waning technical power, its release schedule remains packed, although the upcoming post-Christmas release schedule is a little lighter on games than other months. Here are the best Nintendo Switch…

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Microsoft’s Xbox Series X|S consoles are showing no signs of slowing down. The more powerful Xbox Series X has some excellent games to look forward to in 2023, while a slew of indies and less technically demanding games await the Xbox Series S. January is traditionally a quieter month for games, and that’s looking like the case this year as well, although there should still be plenty to enjoy, especially if you’re an Xbox Game Pass subscriber. Here are the best Xbox Series X|S games for January 2023. Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot – January 13th Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot has,…

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When Christmas is over and a new year begins, the game release schedule can sometimes dry up a little. All the major releases publishers were hanging onto will have been set for October or November the previous year, so January can sometimes represent something of a dry spell for the industry. Happily, that doesn’t appear to be the case this year; there’s an embarrassment of riches to get your hands on as a PC gamer. Here are the best PC games for January 2023! One Piece Odyssey – January 12th There have been many One Piece games over the years,…

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Ah, the humble stick figure. Beloved by children and poor artists (like us) the world over, stick figures are a great way to quickly and cheaply render a human being for whatever reason you might need. Just because stick figures are simple, though, that doesn’t mean they can’t be well-animated; quite the opposite, in fact.  Many of the best Flash animations and classic internet videos throughout history have starred stick figures, and the world of gaming has its fair share of them too. If, for some reason, you’re desperate to play a game about stick figures, allow us to take…

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For some reason, Christmas hasn’t quite taken off in the world of video games as it does in movies, music, and other media. It’s probably because players usually like to revisit games numerous times, replaying them over and over again, and this is more difficult when a game has a specific seasonal slant. However, that doesn’t mean there are no Christmas video games out there to play, so if you’re looking for a festive treat this holiday season, here are the best Christmas video games you can check out today. 1. Spider-Man: Miles Morales Taking place entirely at Christmas, Spider-Man:…

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While modern video game graphics can be breathtaking, the biggest reason so many people play video games on their PCs is that they are just fun. We are fortunate enough to have the opportunity to connect with other people and play various games with them from our own homes. Because let’s face it – it’s always better to get mad over a loss with someone rather than by ourselves. Of course, some games will take days or months to complete. For instance, starting a Valheim server is a commitment you and your friends make. It can take months before your…

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2022 is almost over, and it has been a year packed full of awesome video game experiences from start to finish. With the number and sheer quality of games that were released in the past 11 months, some might even consider this to be one of the best years for video games of all time. Do you feel that way? Join us as we talk about The Best Games of 2022 so you can decide for yourself. Kirby and the Forgotten Land First up, we have Kirby and the Forgotten Land. Regardless of how you feel about Kirby games, you…

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What makes a great video game villain? Maybe heroes need to be invincible, but they also need a counterpart to drag them to their extremities. What we want is for an unstoppable force to meet an immovable object. So, whoever it is, they need to arrive with an impact and stir up a chaotic maelstrom of events. Then it’s that swirling spiral of good and evil, which spins those epic rivalries and recurring battles we remember.  In this blog, we’re taking a look at some of those gaming villains who transformed the titles they were part of. Cartoonish creatures, narcissistic…

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Who would you say are the most important people involved with the success of a particular game? Would you say it is the programmers who make sure the game runs smoothly? Would you say it’s the art department who ensure the game is as beautiful as it can be? Or is it the writers who create a compelling narrative? All of these departments are incredibly important to the overall development of a game. But the success of a game comes down to one group of people. The fans. The people who actually pay and play the game. The people who…

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2022 has been an undoubtedly fantastic year for gaming. We saw a lot of amazing titles released. Stray put us into the paws of a cat exploring a future world where all humans have been replaced with robots. Sifu let us live out our karate movie dreams as we sought revenge in a sleazy underworld. Mario and Rabbids: Sparks of Hope made us laugh as we watched our favorite Nintendo characters once again join forces with the larger than life Rabbids.  But one genre that really saw a lot of love this year was the multiplayer FPS genre. So today…

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With compelling storylines, visually stunning graphics, pulsating background scores, and a diverse range of exciting characters to choose from, adventure games transport players across fantastical realms as they embark on action-packed quests. The genre’s signature blend of puzzle-solving and exploration makes for a wholly engaging experience that has won fans all over the world. With a wide variety of alternatives to pick from, we have narrowed down our own personal list of the most enjoyable and challenging adventure games available, which are sure to keep you entertained for hours. Grim Fandango Grim Fandango was the very first adventure game…

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