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What are some of the best current-gen games you need to play?

With the shelves packed with titles and so many coming games coming out regularly, it’s hard to keep track of what’s good. We’ve rounded up some of our favourite games from this generation to keep you in the loop of what we think you should be playing:

Quantum Break

Available on: PC | Xbox One

Part video game, part TV show, Quantum Break puts the old time-travel hypothesis to the test: can you change the past? Remedy’s new action game makes time not only a tool, but a weapon for the in-over-his-head protagonist Jack Joyce, and the result is something quite unique and spectacular. After a time-travel experiment goes wrong, Jack is gifted with a range of time powers that allow him to operate as normal when time is frozen. Or to use abilities such as Time Rush (quick dash), Time Dodge (quick dodge), Time Blast (shoot fireball-like projectiles), Time Shield (we’re sure you can guess), and the equally self-explanatory Time Stop. It’s not the longest game in the world, but a great addition to any third-person shooter fan looking for something with a new hook.

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Quantum Break

Resident Evil 7

Available on: PC | Xbox One | PS4

The Resident Evil series faced a serious dichotomy over the last couple of years. Don’t change, and risk stagnation, or evolve and risk isolation. The franchise garnered a much bigger audience with its more action-orientated approach with the release of Resident Evil 4, 5, and 6, but left veteran fans longing for the survival-horror elements that made the series a household name. Resident Evil 7 manages to mature the formula but retain the effect. It’s a masterful horror experience, bolstered by some great gameplay ideas, a spine-chillingly sublime presentation, and bizarre story synonymous of the Resident Evil name. The result is one of the most frightening experiences ever made and one of the best games of 2017.

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Sherlock Holmes: The Devil’s Daughter

Available on: PC | Xbox One | PS4

Sherlock Holmes’ resurgence into pop culture has seen a growing following of Frogwares’ games exploring the adventures of the fictional investigator; and the latest instalment, The Devil’s Daughter, is a mystery that gamer should unravel. The standout thing about the Sherlock Holmes games is that they’re different, but relatable enough for those more invested in other genres to still have a crack at. This isn’t an explosive, edge-of-your-seat experience, but rather a slower-paced, more cerebral affair through late 1800s London. The result is a fantastic change of pace from the shooting, climbing, and explosions of most other titles on the market (which aren’t bad things, but can be fatiguing at times). The Devil’s Daughter follows the formula of past Sherlock Holmes games, albeit with some new gameplay tweaks and tricks.

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Doom

Available on: PC | Xbox One | PS4

In today’s gaming landscape, where most shooters hold your hand along the way to the finish line, Doom harkens back to a time where health was scarce, bullets were aplenty, and enemies pushed you to the limit. Doom isn’t a revolutionary entry into the franchise, but rather a love-letter to old-school Doom fans to remind them of a video game generation gone by, albeit with a new lick of paint. Instead of relying on set-pieces and genre-bending gameplay mechanics, Bethesda’s reboot places its pride in its fun, frantic gameplay and a badass attitude, which is sometimes just what we really want as gamers.

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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Available on:  PC | Xbox One | PS4

There’s one word that’s fitting to round up the The Witcher 3: colossal. It’s a game rich with story, content, and size. Often bigger isn’t always better, but The Witcher 3 manages to straddle that line between size and substance excellently. The result is an experience that succeeds in all departments and leaves you captivated from the opening moments. Every part of The Witcher 3 comes together like a well-oiled machine, delivering the open-world, monster-hunting extravaganza we have been waiting years for.

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The Witcher 3

Sunset Overdrive

Available on: Xbox One

Coming from the minds behind Ratchet & Clank and Resistance, we knew Sunset Overdrive was going to bring the noise. The explosive and stylised world of Sunset City may be overrun with mutant zombies, but its fun gameplay mechanics and forward-thinking story push it beyond the usual run-‘n-gun scenario. The complex upgrade system and punchy punk soundtrack only upped the ante. The only thing comparable it to is a Tony Hawk Pro Skater game… with guns and monsters.

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Sunset Overdrive

Wolfenstein: The New Order (PS4)

Available on: Xbox 360 | PS3 | PC | Xbox One | PS4

Brutal, fast, and unforgivingly tough, Wolfenstein: The New Order is a  faithful reboot of the classic granddaddy of first-person shooters. The franchise takes a leap into an alternate history timeline where the Nazi regime now rules over the whole of Europe, and its up to BJ Blazkowicz to, well… kill them all. The game is jam-packed with powerful assault rifles, shotguns and experimental Nazi laser weapons, so if you’re looking for a vicious FPS fight against robot Nazis, check out Wolfenstein: The New Order.

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Wolfenstein The New Order screenshot

Bioshock Infinite

Available on: Xbox 360 | PS3 | PC | Xbox One | PS4

Bioshock Infinite is the third (and arguably best) instalment in the Bioshock franchise, creating an awesome blend of gunplay, RPG elements, and breathtaking storytelling. The game turns the underwater world of Bioshock on its head and throws players into a city in the skies, literally. BioShock Infinite received critical acclaim upon release, with reviewers particularly praising the story, setting and visual art design. It’s technically a last-gen title (originally releasing on Xbox 360, PS3, and PC in 2011), but it’s been given a second-life with the Bioshock Collection available on PS4, Xbox One, and PC.

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Bioshock Infinite

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