- God of War
Final Fantasy VII Remake
The Final Fantasy VII Remake is one of those games that turned out better than anyone could have realistically expected.
It’s beautiful — utterly gorgeous — and its reinvented combat system is a great balance between old and new.
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
Endless online discourse about its difficulty aside, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is another masterpiece from Dark Souls creator From Software.
Sekiro shares a little of the DNA that made Dark Souls so compelling, but it’s absolutely a brand new beast, even more distinct from the Souls series than Bloodborne. It requires learning a whole new skillset (mainly parrying) but it’s worth the initial pain.
Spider-Man is probably the best superhero video game since Batman: Arkham Asylum. It’s a little derivative, but there’s no denying it’s a well-made, supremely polished video game. You should probably check it out.
Red Dead Redemption 2
I mean obviously.
It’s been a while since Rockstar has released a new video game, but Red Dead Redemption 2 has been worth the wait. This is a video game dripping in detail. Get through the slow start and engross yourself in one of the best video game worlds ever built.
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Assassins Creed Odyssey
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is a very big game. It takes around five hours for the opening credits to roll and, depending on how fast you go, it might take around 20 hours for the game to properly hit its stride.
But once it gets good, it gets very good. Just prepare yourself for a bit of time investment on this one.
- 8Apex LegendsWell this game came out of nowhere.Apex Legends is the game no-one saw coming. In 2018 Fortnite literally ruled our cultural universe, but now its position atop the Battle Royale genre is being challenged by Apex Legends and with good reason. Designed by the core team responsible for Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare and, more recently, the excellent Titanfall series, Apex Legends just feels so good minute to minute. Look for this game to stick around.
- Sony9Horizon: Zero DawnHorizon: Zero Dawn is like Video Games: The Greatest Hits.It has the sprawling mission structure of The Witcher 3, Metroid Prime style scanning, Tomb Raider-esque bow and arrows and survival. And it has fricken’ robot dinosaurs with fricken’ laser beams. It also — somehow — weaves its ludicrous high concept into a story that not only works, but is actually incredibly compelling, affecting and features great writing and layered characters. It’s arguably the best game on the PlayStation 4.