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Alba

Alba: A Wildlife Adventure, developed by ustwo, is a game that is making a difference in the world...literally. For every download or purchase of the indie title, they plant one tree. Joining forces with Ecologi, the developers have the goal of planting 1 million trees. Taking to heart the message of their game: Even the smallest person can make a big difference.

4/5

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Immortals Fenyx Rising

Whenever you start playing a new game, having another one constantly be referenced can be a huge distraction; especially when it’s Breath of the Wild. Stepping out of the shadow of one's inspiration is a monumental task and doesn’t always happen successfully. This year, Ubisoft put that to the test when they released Immortals: Fenyx Rising. How it worked out for them has really yet to be seen, but so far even though it’s got a long way to go, it looks like they’re onto something...

3.5/5

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Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity

Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity slashed its way onto the Nintendo Switch after a surprise announcement this September, blending the frenetic hack-and-slash gameplay known in the Warriors series with characters and themes first introduced in 2017’s The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.Age of Calamity does what the Champion’s Ballad DLC could not; provide a meaty prequel to one of the best video games ever released...

4.5/5

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Marvel's Spiderman: Miles Morales

Insomniac Games is on a roll and continues to prove itself as one of PlayStation’s best first party studios. Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales is their most recent release and is no exception. Though on the shorter side, it forced them to cut the fat that its predecessor had and instead fills it with fun and meaningful content, resulting in the studio improving an already perfect formula...

4.5/5

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Assassin's Creed Valhalla

When the news came out that the PS5 version for Cyberpunk 2077 would not be available at launch and my eagerness to play an expansive open world game grew, I set my eyes on Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. Although not perfect, Ubisoft has made a substantial and important step in the new era of Assassin’s Creed that had me hooked until the end of the game’s epic story.

4.5/5

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Hades

Coming off of critically acclaimed games like Transistor and Pyre, Supergiant Games brought Hades to PC in the form of Early Access back in 2018, but fully released the title in 2020. After countless praise and Game of the Year nominations, Hades has proven to be a game that doubles down on the studio’s overall vibe while still pushing the rogue-like genre forward in great and innovative ways. Upon dying on your first run it’ll become very clear why Hades is one of 2020’s best games. 

4.5/5 

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The Last of Us Part II

It took seven years for us to feel the true force of what was set in motion in 2013. After an announcement in 2016, we waited four more years to play the sequel to one of the most defining stories of a generation. The Last of Us Part II has finally landed, and it is volatile.

5/5

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Marvel's Spiderman

It’s been a while since any other recognizable superhero, besides the caped crusader, has graced home consoles. Or maybe it should be said, it has been a while since there has been a noteworthy video game based on an officially licensed superhero. Either way you look at it, the tour de force known as Spider-Man for the PlayStation 4 is finally here...

4.5/5

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