Naturally, as new games arrive and fresh debates kick off, this list will adapt. For now, however, the titles featured here are the ones we feel are the best of the best. We’ve tried to include what we consider the beacons of each genre, too, so there’s something for everybody.
With Xbox One X now with us, bringing with it games ‘Enhanced with One X’, and PS4 Pro also on the market, it’s likely that we’ll see new games appear that blow us away. Keep checking back to discover the must-have titles to expand your gaming library!
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A Hat in Time
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Developer: Gears for Breakfast
This cutesy adventure is a lovingly crafted homage to classic platformers of the Gamecube era. Those who enjoyed the likes of Super Mario Sunshine and Billy Hatcher will have a blast jumping around different planets as Hat Kid, a young girl capable of interstellar travel amongst other ridiculous things.
Thanks to tight controls, sharp environments and a brilliant sense of humour, A Hat in Time takes you in its adorable grasp and doesn’t let go. Currently available on PC, Gears for Breakfast are bringing the kickstarted platformer to consoles later in 2017. A Hat in Time is cute as heck and definitely worth checking out.
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Rocket League started as a title in Sony’s PlayStation Plus’ monthly lineup and quickly became a worldwide phenomenon.
Achieving millions of downloads and still going strong, the football-meets-racing car multi-player is as replayable now as it’s always been – and it’s so much fun to play.
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It’s crazy to think that even in 2017, with thousands upon thousands of games to play, there’s nothing quite like Rocket League on the market, which only adds to its appeal.
If you’ve yet to experience it, grab a few friends, kit out your cars and get playing, because it’s simply brilliant.
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Another game that seems to defy all explanation and expectation, Minecraft continues to take the world by storm and prove one of the most popular cultural feats in modern memory.
Arriving quietly as a PC early access title way back in 2009, it’s crazy to think about how successful it has become. While other franchises see yearly launches, Minecraft has remained a single entity and has continued to sell millions of copies on every platform out there.
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It’s hard to find anybody who hasn’t played – or at least heard of – Minecraft these days, showing the significant impact it has made.