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Horizon Zero Dawn (PS4)

Horizon Zero Dawn is the first game in recent memory where I’ve been thrown into a post-apocalyptic future and actually believed in the world around me. Horizon places you 1,000 years into the future, when humanity has been reduced to tribal societies, and machines roam the land. The concept sounds far-fetched and yet every minute I…

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Mass Effect: Andromeda (PS4)

My first five hours with Mass Effect: Andromeda weren’t just disappointing, they were flat-out bad. I rarely went ten minutes without encountering a glitch such as floating enemies or huge frame rate drops. The characters were dull and their dialogue cringe-inducing. My mission log filled up with pointless fetch quests, and the user interface seemed…

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Battlefield 1 (PS4)

DICE has done something new with its Battlefield franchise and it isn’t about to let you forget it. On booting up Battlefield 1 for the first time, you’re thrown straight into a horrifying single-player prologue that sees you struggling—and eventually failing—to survive against an onslaught of enemy soldiers. It’s a not-so-subtle attempt to demonstrate the…

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Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration (PS4)

Crystal Dynamics gave the Tomb Raider series a much-needed shot in the arm with 2013’s Tomb Raider. Truth be told, it didn’t feel much like the Tomb Raider games I remember from the late nineties, but given the countless failed attempts to move the franchise into the 21st Century, that is perhaps for the best.…