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Gravity Rush 2

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Gravity Rush 2 is a game about throwing yourself off of buildings for a good cause. It’s not the first of its kind, of course. The original Gravity Rush was director Keiichiro Toyama’s action-adventure breakout from horror games such as Silent Hill and Siren, and one of the better games …

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Frog Fractions 2

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Your first time playing Frog Fractions is the kind of experience that’s impossibly hard to duplicate, especially if you’re trying to do it with a game called Frog Fractions 2. The original Frog Fractions seemed to come out of nowhere — the game itself, as well as the many things …

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Dead Rising 4

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Dead Rising 4 is a game with very specific, holiday-focused timing. It’s not that the fourth proper Dead Rising game — and the third from Capcom Vancouver, which took over for the Japanese publisher with the second installment — is the only game this year to take place in a …

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The Last Guardian

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The Last Guardian is torn between multiple generations, awkwardly straddling each era of its development simultaneously. The game was originally announced in 2007 as a PlayStation 3 title, but its legacy goes back even further. It’s technically a long-awaited follow-up to Ico and Shadow of the Colossus, two fan-favorite PlayStation …

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Final Fantasy 15

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Final Fantasy 15 is bombastic, strange, surprising and, often, brilliant. It is voluminous; it is cacophonous. It’s the only type of result that would feel fitting for a game with such a lengthy and tumultuous history. Originally announced a whopping 10 years ago under the name Final Fantasy Versus 13, …

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Watch Dogs 2

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Above all else, Watch Dogs 2 is a game about being young, angry at the system and certain that you know what’s best for the world. How much you like it may depend on how much you can relate to that state of affairs. As in the first game, Watch …

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Dishonored 2

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Dishonored 2 is a sequel in a classic vein. When Dishonored was released in 2012, it was a throwback shot across the bow of AAA games. It largely avoided the spectacular action and setpieces of big-budget titles, and instead went back to the well of the late-’90s/early-’00s renaissance of first-person …

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