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Marvel’s Midnight Suns isn’t just XCOM with superheroes (and that’s a great thing)

Sophisticated card combat, chill social elements, and pop culture icons

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Somerville is a worthy spiritual sequel to Limbo and Inside

War of the Worlds meets moody puzzle-solving

Obsidian’s murder mystery Pentiment is full of tough, Fallout-style choices

The best time loop game of 2022 is a teen sci-fi gem

The must-play puzzle game of 2022 is a pixelated murder mystery

Signalis is a near pitch-perfect ode to Resident Evil and Silent Hill

Trophy Dark is the role-playing game that offers doom instead of glory

Flamecraft, a board game about artisan dragons, is one of 2022’s best

A Plague Tale: Requiem is the sequel 2019’s cult hit deserves

Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope is one of the greatest Mario spinoffs

Bullet-hell FPS Hyper Demon is like staring point-blank into an eldritch stargate

NBA 2K23 is the most inspired sports game in years

Four years later, Warhammer: Vermintide 2 has emerged from Left 4 Dead’s shadow

Thor: Love and Thunder barely cracked the best Thor villain of our age

I played The Last of Us for the first time in 2022

F1 Manager 22 is the perfect game for all types of Formula 1 obsessives

I can’t get Immortality’s slow, neurotic mystery out of my head

My favorite new Jane Austen adaptation is an elaborate game of Dungeons & Dragons

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