Games of the Generation | 24: Stardew Valley

A farming game that looks simple on the surface, but has a lot to it. You start the game having inherited an old farm. It’s a bit of a mess, so you’ll have to clear land and start planting your first crops. Each day, you’ll need to check on your farm and make sure everything

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Games of the Generation | 25 :Watch Dogs 2

The second Watch Dogs features a new main character and city, the wonderful San Francisco. It has a friendlier cast of characters, the city is much brighter and the game itself has more humour and just feels like a much happier game. The on-foot gameplay is much improved, too. There are more non-lethal options and

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Games of the Generation | 26: The Jackbox Party Pack 3

The Jackbox are amusing party games where they answer prompts/questions (or sometimes draw) on their phones in conjunction with what the screen tells them too (it’s aimed at playing locally, but you can stream and have others join in remotely. Three great game are in this pack: Trivia Murder Party is basic trivia questions, but

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Games of the Generation | 27: A Hat in Time

A very charming mission-based platformer. A Hat in Time is comprised of multiple chapters. The missions in these either take place on a section of a larger world (that you can choose to explore, but the missions point you in a certain direction) or singular more individual levels. The more unique levels are the highlight

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Games of the Generation | 28: Stellaris

A game about expanding your empire across the stars. Pick (or make) and alien race, start off on one planet with just a few basic ships and start from there. Explore your galaxy, colonise planets and encounter other aliens. You can focus on taking things by force, or try playing nice – or switching between

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Games of the Generation | 29: Mario Kart 8

Most likely the best Mario Kart game so far, Mario Kart 8 has incredibly solid gameplay, with an amazing visual style and a wonderful jazzy soundtrack. The big addition to this game is “anti gravity”, which makes for some amazing looking levels that twist and turn all over the place. The racing feels extremely well

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Games of the Generation | 30: Sonic Mania

Going all the way back to Sonic 3 & Knuckles and creating a new sequel to that, Sonic Mania is a love letter to the original Mega Drive Sonic games, with the thought of “what if Sega had just continued on this style of game on the Saturn”. This means that Sonic Mania doesn’t constrain

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Games of the Generation | 31: Infamous: Second Son

Continuing on from the Infamous games on the PS3, Second Son puts us in the hands of a new character. Delsin Rowe discovers that he is a “conduit” when he encounters someone with Smoke abilities only to discover his own ability: he can copy the abilities of other conduits. As you progress through the game,

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Games of the Generation | 32: Yooka-Laylee

From Playtonic Games, a company made partially of Rare staff that worked on Banjo-Kazooie, comes a spiritual sequel to Banjo-Kazooie, with a similar platforming style, name and humour. Yooka-Laylee is comprised of five levels, which start off small and expand as you collect more pagies. You will unlock more moves and find new transformations in

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