Best RPGs Xbox Game Pass Kingdom Hearts Outriders

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From Kingdom Hearts to Skyrim, Xbox Game Pass is host to a haven for some of the best RPGs in gaming. Here are a few you should check out if you haven't already.

Disney Dreamlight Valley Relaxing

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Disney Dreamlight Valley gives you a space to breathe during a difficult day, especially if you're a fan of animation. It's also more calming than Animal Crossing: New Horizons in multiple ways. Here

fallout 76 wastelanders

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Of all the games in the Fallout series, none is mo

Bright Future Disposal billboard with yellow hazmat suited figure

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Saints Row's Santo Ileso is a Las Vegas inspired setting that could have been much more than just a backdrop to a generic open world game.

Final Fantasy VII Remake Official Art

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It's expected nowadays for older games to get a remake. For the sake of the wider gaming medium though, reimaginings should be the new standard.

Neon White's Impressive HUD

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Neon White does plenty of things right, but its crowning achievement in its user interface. Its HUD shows how to perfect the union of style and substance.

Pac-Man World 2 Cover

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Pac-Man World Re-Pac is great, but Pac-Man World 2 is the Empire Strikes Back to Pac-Man World's A New Hope. What makes this sequel so much better?

The Game Cover of Spec Ops: The Line, showcasing a buzzcut man brandishing an assault rifle.

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Ten years on from Spec Ops: The Line's landmark release, we look at the timeline, and how it has progressed and regressed within the decade.

A red clad Nightmare of the Destiny 2 villain, Ghaul.

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Destiny 2 Season of the Haunted doesn't just release new content for the space opera shooter, it addresses deep emotional and mental trauma.

Sea of Thieves Arena Art

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After three years, Rare shut down the Sea of Thieves Arena mode. Let's look back at its accomplishments—and missteps—to see why.

Resident Evil 4 Wii Edition

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It's the Resident Evil 4 Wii Edition 15th anniversary. Even 15 years from the Resident Evil 4 Wii release date, Resident Evil 4 Wii is the best version.

halo tv show lore

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The Halo TV show is an ambitious re-telling of Halo lore, but are the changes made in the show too much to bear or just the right amount of variety?

halo infinite lone wolves

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Halo Infinite's pivot to Free to Play came with some problems during launch, but has the release of Season 2: Lone Wolves put these fears to rest?

The Guardian walking through Savathun's mindscape

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Destiny 2 The Witch Queen is Bungie's best campaign experience in years. A grand mix of forward momentum, suspense, and jaw-dropping revelations.

A warlock sitting in the Shattered Realms, a ball of dark energy in the background

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With the launch of its newest premium expansion less than a week away, we look at the current state of Destiny 2 and its Season of the Lost.

A shadowy creature made of self doubt looming over Raz

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2021 was a year full of fantastic experiences, but Psychonauts 2 manages to stand out not just in terms of overall design, but how it portrays mental health in a healing and affirming way.

A robot wearing a denim jacket covered with pins and symbols from Bungie's history as a developer

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Destiny 2's Bungie 30th Anniversary Pack is both a celebration of the developer's storied history as well as an absurd lark for the community.

halo infinite mp

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Halo Infinite is easily the best modern FPS, but does it have the longevity to compete with games like Fortnite, Apex Legends, and Call of Duty: Warzone?

battlefield 2042 irish

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Battlefield 2042 is off to a rocky start, but could the game's reception have been warmer if there was a campaign that built upon the story of the No-Pats?

The crumbling remains of the estate in Darkest Dungeon

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While the original Darkest Dungeon was cold and reductive in a harsh world, Darkest Dungeon 2 manages to be more sympathetic.

Forza Horizon 5 feature image showcasing desert landscape

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Forza Horizon 5 features the most compelling quality mode to date with a gameplay experience that doesn't make you feel like you're making a sacrifice.

Star-Lord Guardians of the Galaxy

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Guardians of the Galaxy puts a major focus on character and story, and the title even manages to put some interesting twists on age-old tropes.

A black and white image of two Guardians walking together

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With Season of the Lost currently on hiatus, we look back at the ups and downs of Destiny 2's current year of seasonal content.

The Shattered Throne in a plane of moving shadows and fog

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Bungie have recently announced that their new Dungeons for Destiny 2 will be paywalled following the launch of The Witch Queen. This is a bad decision.

battlefield 2042 tank

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Battlefield 2042 will feature a Specialist system that offers unparalleled freedom in creating your own class, but is it a good fit for a series that has traditionally revolved around teamplay?

Cayde staring down an army of Scorn

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Bungie is scheduled to vault more content for Destiny 2 to make way for The Witch Queen expansion releasing in 2022. It's mostly a good thing.

pyschonauts 2

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Pyschonauts 2's invincibility mode is an interesting way to approach difficulty in games that emphasizes the game's mechanics and problem solving over reaction speed, though it's probably not

Skyrim

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With the upcoming Anniversary Edition of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, it's time to look over all the different versions of the game and rank them.

Hades poster in front of the Bone Hydra

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Hades is a beloved game that's renowned for its exciting gameplay, but its story is no slouch either. Different people find different meanings for it.

The Avengers in endgame armor standing together

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It has been 11 months since the release of Marvel's Avengers. The free weekend got my attention, then the flaws pushed me away again.

Guilty Gear Strive

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Rollback netcode has changed the smell of the game, but there's so much more that makes Guilty Gear Strive a revolution in fighting games.

Saint confronting Mithrax over resources

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The latest season's story for Destiny 2 introduces moral greys to the world's longstanding organizations and asks difficult questions.

A creature from Biomutant and Stanley from The Stanley Parable

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The release of Biomutant has driven home just how difficult it is to get a narrator right, a needle that The Stanley Parable was able to thread.

mass effect legendary edition

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Mass Effect 3's Ending was a source of some contention when it first released, but with the benefits of time and the Mass Effect Legendary Edition, the end of Shepard's story can finally be

Mithrax in a snow storm, his back to the viewer

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We are two weeks into Destiny 2's Season of the Splicer. New threats, new allies, and a new transmog system are here. This is our First Impressions.

Resident Evil Village

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Lots of people may hate Ethan (and for good reason). But by the end of the game, he becomes a launchpad for Resident Evil's future.

A Warlock on a podium of the Guardian Games wearing a silver crown

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With Season of the Chosen concluded, we look back at Destiny 2's ongoing story and content, and wonder what will come in the future.

A screenshot from Resident Evil 7 showing a television.

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Resident Evil 7 made its way to the Nintendo Switch as a cloud game, and we discuss why Resident Evil Village could be the next game to follow.

Ada-1 the Transmog vendor for Destiny 2

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As Season of the Chosen wraps up, players are looking forward to Destiny 2's next season and its transmog system. First impressions are not good.

Sunset in Campo Santo's Firewatch

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Firewatch helped me reconnect with the wilderness and acknowledge my own grief and loss. This game tackles mental health issues head-on, and tells a brilliant story set in the backdrop of 1989

more Minecraft Slab and Stairs cover

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There are plenty of Minecraft slabs and stairs available to craft in the game, but wouldn't it be nice if we had a little more variety?

outriders

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Though most looter shooters are technically fine games, a variety of factors are holding them back from greatness. Rising standards, presumed business demands, and inconsistent quality all play a

The Outrider sympathizing with a military leader

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Outriders has been a solid looter shooter, but it has a secret spice. Some of its side quests are disarmingly hilarious in the best ways possible.

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2

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The Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 next-gen upgrade release date is finally here, and many fans are enjoying the graphical and performance upgrades that are available. Does the Tony Hawk DualSense™

Leon Kennedy in Resident Evil 2

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This month, Capcom is celebrating the Resident Evil 25th anniversary. We also want to celebrate 25 years of Resident Evil by taking a look at some of the most iconic games in the series, and how

Doomguy and an army charging towards an army of demons lead by The Dark Lord

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Doom Eternal finally reveals its ultimate bad guy, The Dark Lord. And it is such a wrongheaded disappointment it saps the fun right out of the game.

Overlooking a statue in Gears 5

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The Gears of War franchise's influence has remained to this day with cover systems becoming as ubiquitous as regenerating health. With a new console generation upon us, it's time to list the series

Session Flip Trick in Parking Garage

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The Session 0.0.0.7 update showcases how and why it is shaping up to be the definitive skateboarding experience.