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Battlefield V (PC)

With Battlefield V, DICE has made small but important changes to the multiplayer from Battlefield 1, and overall the online experience is stronger. However, the single player content is now clearly an afterthought and the lack of content on release strongly suggests that Battlefield V is not finished. https://youtu.be/s2oEBVd2Gi4 The timing of a review is…

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GRIP: Combat Racing (PC)

**Review copy provided by publisher** GRIP: Combat Racing is the spiritual successor to Rollcage, a racing game for the PlayStation One that targeted the WipeOut fanbase, although never quite achieved the same level of success. I loved Rollcage. The explosions, futuristic vehicles, and pounding Fatboy Slim soundtrack were exactly what I was after at the…

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Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales (PC

**Review copy provided by the publisher** When CD Projekt Red released Gwent: The Witcher Card Game—based on the popular card game gwent that debuted in The Witcher 3—it promised that a full campaign mode was on its way. Most developers would throw together a short tournament against AI opponents with little in the way of…

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Assassin’s Creed Odyssey (PC)

Assassin's Creed Odyssey is the video game equivalent of Peter Jackson's The Hobbit trilogy. There's a good story in there somewhere and a decent editor could trim the material and create a cohesive product. However, both experiences are stretched thin over unnecessary padding and diversions and by the time you're two-thirds of the way through…

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Return of the Obra Dinn (PC)

**Review copy provided by the publisher** Return of the Obra Dinn is the new game from Lucas Pope, the developer of the excellent Papers, Please. Both games have you solving puzzles to identify people, but the similarities mostly end there. Papers, Please had you solving simple puzzles as quickly as possible. Return of the Obra…

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Shadow of the Tomb Raider (PC)

Lara Croft has officially become the Tomb Raider. For the third time in five years. You'll have to excuse my fatigue, but I can't help but feel like I've played Shadow of the Tomb Raider before. Twice. Shadow's predecessor, Rise of the Tomb Raider, wasn't a bad game by any stretch, but it wasn't a particularly…