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    27 Video Games We Played And Loved That You Also Need To Play ASAP

    Because everyone deserves to play some games.

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    1. Marvel's Guardians Of The Galaxy

    Guardians of the Galaxy stand gazing over a cliff

    2. Resident Evil Village

    Spooky wheat field

    3. Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart

    Ratchet grinds a rail towards a mysterious opening

    4. Hitman III

    Hitman III screenshot of Agent 47 looking over Dubai

    5. Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury

    Mario in a cat suit looks to attack Bowser

    6. Metroid Dread

    Samus battles a robot


    a first person angle of a person shooting someone

    8. NBA 2K22

    Zion Williamson holds a basketball

    9. Crash 4: It's About Time

    Crash rides a vine

    10. It Takes Two

    two small dolls play a retro video game

    11. Pokémon Brilliant Diamond + Shining Pearl

    a Pokemon trainer attempts to catch a creature

    12. Madden NFL 22

    Two football players reach for a ball

    13. Subnautica + Subnautica Below Zero

    a person dives deep underwater in a submarine

    14. Control: Ultimate Edition

    Screenshot of a character from the game Control attacking an enemy

    15. Mario Golf Super Rush

    Mario and company race down the fairway of a golf course

    16. FIFA 22

    Soccer player smiles while holding a ball

    17. Monster Hunter Rise

    a person wielding a sword fights a large beast

    18. Mario Party Superstars

    mario and friends play a game

    19. Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2

    Tony Hawk grinds a sick rail

    20. Far Cry 6

    A character wielding a large gun blows up a car

    21. New Pokémon Snap

    two Pokémon dance

    22. Forza Horizon 5

    Two cars race on a rainy road

    23. Ghost Of Tsushima: Director's Cut

    A samurai on horseback overlooking a beautiful forested mountain kingdom

    24. Psychonauts 2

    A psychedelic world

    25. Diablo II: Resurrected

    Diablo II screenshot of many characters batting on screen

    26. Battlefield 2042

    a helicopter charges into battle

    27. Halo Infinite

    Master Chief charges into battle

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