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Edge Magazine is a prestigious and long running print magazine. Started in 1993, it became known for good writing and a high bar for game scores. It was three years before Edge gave a game a rating of ten out of ten. These perfect scores are far and few between:
Release Date: 03/03/2017
Out Now: Switch and Wii U
Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds
Components: 3D Third-Person, Cartoon, Day and Night, Open World and Weather
The Legend of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild departs from the previous Zelda formula with the scale and depth of its world. You walk, fly, ride and climb your way through a landscape that varies in climate, terrain, inhabitants and vegetation. Weather and...
Release Date: 27/10/2017
Out Now: Switch
Components: 3D Third-Person and Open World
Super Mario Odyssey is a running and jumping game in the long-running Mario series where you save Princess Peach from Bowser. While it's a familiar setup, here you explore vast open worlds and use your hat to help you get around, fight, and even possess...
Release Date: 15/11/2001, updated in 2020
Out Now: Android, Mac, PC, Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox One and iOS
Components: 3D Third-Person
Halo is the longstanding sci-fi shooting video game series that started when Halo: Combat Evolved launched alongside the Xbox in 2001. The franchise has featured on every Xbox platform since then, with Halo 5: Guardians serving as the latest entry in...
Release Date: 10/05/2023
The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is part of a long series of Zelda adventure games. As well as exploring Hyrule you can also take to the skies in an expanded world full of secrets. The game stands out for how heavily it leans into crafting and...
Release Date: 10/09/2001, updated in 2023
Out Now: 3DS and 2DS, DS, GBA, Switch, Wii and Wii U
Components: 2D Overhead and Grid
Advance Wars is a classic turn-based strategy game re-released as Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp on Nintendo Switch. You take charge of an army in strategic, turn-based combat. With land, air, and naval units across the battlefield, you work to take...
Release Date: 21/12/1998, updated in 2023
Out Now: Mac, PC, PS5 and Xbox X|S
Skill Rating: 12+ year-olds
Components: 3D Third-Person, Dice and Open World
Baldur's Gate 3 is a role-playing game that recreates the Dungeons & Dragons experience in a digital world. You explore the world and fight enemies by rolling dice and weighing up your stats to see what happens. But...
Release Date: 10/10/2007, updated in 2022
Out Now: Android, Mac, PC, Switch and Xbox 360
Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds
Components: 3D First-Person
Portal is a puzzle game where you manipulate the world around you to move through increasingly complex chambers. By creating two connected portals- if you walk into one, you walk out the other- you must move yourself around the rooms to escape. It...
Release Date: 12/11/2007, updated in 2020
Out Now: Switch, Wii and Wii U
Super Mario Galaxy is a running, jumping and exploration game that takes Mario to hundreds of different planet-shaped levels as you race to save Princess Peach from Bowser's claws. It stands out for the way the mind-bending physics and ever-changing...
Release Date: 27/10/2008
Out Now: PS Vita, PS3 and PS4
Components: 3D Third-Person and Hand-Made
LittleBigPlanet 3 is part of a series of action platform games starring the Sackboy character. They offer a multiplayer running and jumping adventure but also enable players to substantially edit their character and eventually make their own levels.
Release Date: 30/08/2022, updated in 2022
Out Now: Android, Mac, PC, Xbox X|S and iOS
Components: 2D Side-On and Filmed
Immortality is a mystery horror game where you investigate the lost movies of Marissa Marcel to unravel the mystery of her disappearance. As you paw through the footage, you uncover a story that spans three decades in unnerving and horrific ways. It's...
Release Date: 28/10/2022
Skill Rating: 13+ year-olds
Bayonetta 3 is the latest fighting game in the Bayonetta franchise, where you use fantastical guns and outlandish attacks to defeat monsters and hordes of enemies in fast-paced combat. As you move through the stages, you attack enemies with your wide...
Release Date: 22/09/2011, updated in 2018
Out Now: PC, PS3 and Xbox 360
Skill Rating: 14+ year-olds
Dark Souls is a fighting game with an emphasis on precise timing and extreme difficulty. You navigate through labyrinthine ruins and ancient kingdoms, defeating monsters with your weapons and magic. A spiritual successor to [link to game/Demons+Souls...
Release Date: 23/05/2010
Out Now: Wii and Wii U
Skill Rating: 9+ year-olds
Super Mario Galaxy 2 is a running, jumping and exploring sequel to the critically acclaimed Super Mario Galaxy. It takes Mario to hundreds of different planet-shaped levels with their own gravitational fields and wacky...
Release Date: 16/02/2016, updated in 2020
Out Now: PC and PS4
Skill Rating: 11+ year-olds
Components: 2D Side-On and Cartoon
Street Fighter V (Street Fighter 5) is a competitive fighting game. First introduced in 1987, this classic game from Japan has inspired a whole genre. You choose a champion fighter from around the world, each with unique abilities, then fight one-on-one...
Release Date: 01/01/1997, updated in 2019
Out Now: PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox X|S
Skill Rating: 16+ year-olds
Components: 3D Third-Person, Day and Night, Open World and Weather
Grand Theft Auto V is the latest in a series of action-adventure games where you travel around one large location taking part in different criminal activities: pulling off heists, with lots of shooting and stealing and driving a variety of cars and...
Release Date: 14/06/2013
Out Now: PS3 and PS4
Components: 3D Third-Person and Weather
The Last Of Us is an action-adventure where You play a father, Joel, whose daughter was killed during the early stages of a deadly fungal outbreak. It’s now 20 years later, and he has clearly suffered from the loss. When Joel is given charge of a...
Release Date: 26/10/2018, updated in 2019
Out Now: PC, PS4, Stadia and Xbox One
Red Dead Redemption 2 is an adventure game with a wild west theme and a prequel to Red Dead Redemption. As you explore a vast and varied open world, you partake in shootouts, heists, and elaborate chases across the...
Release Date: 23/11/2011, updated in 2021
Components: 3D Third-Person, Day and Night and Open World
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword is an adventure game in the Zelda series. You navigate the floating island of Skyloft before diving down to explore, escape dungeons and bring balance back to the world. It stands out not only for the cleverly designed...
Release Date: 01/01/1997, updated in 2017
Out Now: PS3, PS4 and PSP
Components: 3D First-Person and 3D Third-Person
Gran Turismo is a driving simulator that focuses on a photo-realistic driving experience. Players race real-world cars where bodywork and interiors are perfectly modelled. Whether hatchbacks or supercars, this game lets you step into the world of the...
Release Date: 15/12/2015, updated in 2016
Out Now: PC, PS4 and Xbox One
Components: 3D First-Person, 3D Third-Person and Open World
Elite Dangerous is a new version of the classic 1980s space game Elite. Like the original, it’s a space exploration, trading and combat game that provides a huge and rich universe rather than a specific story. You can trade goods, become a bounty...
Release Date: 29/10/2009, updated in 2018
Out Now: PC, PS3, PS4, Switch, Wii U, Xbox 360 and Xbox One
Bayonetta is a fighting game where you use fantastical guns and outlandish attacks to defeat hordes of enemies in bombastic combat. As you play, you attack enemies with oversized weapons and supernatural powers. It stands out for how outrageous outfits,...
Release Date: 18/05/2010, updated in 2023
Out Now: PS3, PS4, PS5, Switch and Xbox 360
Red Dead Redemption is an adventure game set in a vast wild west open world. As you play, you meet characters, engage in shootouts and heists, and define your character's legacy in the twilight of the cowboy era. It stands out for the freedom it gives...
Release Date: 20/09/2014, updated in 2018
Bayonetta 2 is a fighting game where you use fantastical guns and attacks to defeat hordes of enemies in over-the-top and dramatic combat. You attack enemies with extreme weapons and magical powers and, in a new addition for this second entry, can...