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Pokemon Legends Arceus review: "A refreshing take on the Pokemon formula"

Pokemon Legends: Arceus has the potential to be the Pokemon game of my childhood dreams, and it comes so close to being just that. By shifting the Pokemon formula to focus on enhanced open-world exploration, and the quest to catch 'em all, Pokemon Legends: Arceus has truly revolutionized the series for a more modern audience. But that's not to say that it's perfect, as there are a couple of… → Read More

Slime Rancher 2 is adding rainbows, quality of life updates, and plenty of secrets

Big in 2022: We talk to game director, Nick Popovich, about what to expect from the Slimey sequel → Read More

Microsoft has bought Activision

Xbox adds another huge publisher group to its arsenal → Read More

Jubilife Village is the only settlement in Pokémon Legends: Arceus, but it will evolve

Pokemon Legends: Arceus will only have one town - Jubilife Village - but it's been revealed that the town's infrastructure will develop as you progress through the game's story. The reason why there's only one settlement is that in Pokemon Legends: Arceus, the Hisui region has only recently been discovered, which is why you're there to develop the area's first Pokedex. Jubilife Village will act… → Read More

The games we're looking forward to playing in 2022

The GamesRadar+ team picks their hottest games for 2022 → Read More

New games for 2022 and beyond to add to your wishlist now

As we head towards the end of 2021, it's a grea time to look ahead to all of the new games for 2022 and beyond. While there are still many games without exact launch windows, we're steadily seeing more adventures on the horizon get confirmed release dates to add to our calendars. And Thanks to the recent showcase during The Game Awards 2021, there have been a host of new announcements to add… → Read More

Get an RTX 3050 now with these ace Black Friday gaming laptop deals

Three top deals on RTX 3050 gaming laptops available now for Black Friday → Read More

War Mongrels is ready to take us on a brutal and authentic WW2 RTS adventure

Available now on PC via Steam and Epic, with a console launch to follow → Read More

Have you tried… messing with genetics and creating monstrosities in Let's Build a Zoo

My Capyboose looks in pain. It darts around the grass pen I've created for it, adorned with little trees, various playthings, and a large water bowl - all of which it largely ignores. It looks like the kind of thing that should only exist in a horror movie, some bizarre creation that absolutely shouldn't exist. And yet, my Capyboose, a goose crossed with a capybara, very much does in Let's Build… → Read More

Jurassic World Evolution 2 review-in-progress: "Might be another dino park sim slam-dunk"

My brand new Allosaurus is at the vet. The poor thing has a smartphone lodged in its throat that I can neither confirm nor deny used to belong to one of our guests. Don't worry, the next of kin will be informed. But, either way, it's the little details in Jurassic World Evolution 2 that make it feel like such an, ahem, evolution over the original game. Watching a Triceratops exploring its new… → Read More

Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy review: "Might be better than the movies"

Whisper it... Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy game might be better than the movies. It's incredibly rare for a game to make me laugh as much as it does cry, but what Eidos Montreal has created here is something rather magical, both in terms of its story and its execution. Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy is a game where you embody everything it is to be a leader, including all the doubts and… → Read More

New Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League trailer shows off the Justice League

A brand new Suicide Squad: Kill the justice League trailer has dropped as part of DC Fandome. Not only did the trailer reaffirm that 2022 release date, but we also got a look at more DC characters that will feature in the game than we've seen before. Of course, the entire game is all about killing the evil versions of the Justice League- as the title suggests - so it was interesting to see how… → Read More

Everything announced at the Animal Crossing Direct

The Animal Crossing Direct is now over, and if you're anything like me, you'll be giddy from the sheer amount of content and updates revealed for Animal Crossing: New Horizons. From everything included in the gigantic free Animal Crossing: New Horizons Update 2.0 to the first paid DLC for the game - Happy Home Paradise - it's a great time for Animal Crossing fans. Especially as it's all dropping… → Read More

Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack price revealed, includes Animal Crossing DLC

The Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack price has been confirmed, along with the reveal that it will also include the first paid Animal Crossing: New Horizons DLC. Announced as part of the Animal Crossing Direct, the Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack will be priced at £34.99 / €39.99 for a 12-month Individual Membership, while a Family Membership will be £59.99 / €69.99 for 12… → Read More

Animal Crossing: New Horizons - Happy Home Paradise is the first paid DLC drop

Happy Home Paradise has been announced as the very first paid Animal Crossing: New Horizons DLC. Taking inspiration from Happy Home Designer, the upcoming DLC will give players access to a brand new archipelago of islands, and a job working as a Paradise Planner with the otter NPC, Lottie (of Happy Home Designer fame). → Read More

Gyroids are descending on Animal Crossing: New Horizons islands this November

Gyroids, those bizarre yet beloved musical beings, are making a return in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. As part of the mammoth Animal Crossing update 2.0, which drops on November 5, Gyroids are arriving as a new collectible for island inhabitants in a slightly different way to they have in other Animal Crossing titles. After you download the November update, you'll start finding gyroid… → Read More

Farming and cooking coming to Animal Crossing: New Horizons and the fans are going to lose it

Animal Crossing: New Horizons is getting farming and cooking as part of the huge update coming this November. Originally introduced with the pumpkin growing feature last October, Animal Crossing: New Horizons update 2.0 will drop on November 5 and allow you to grow a variety of crops on your island. These will include tomatoes, wheat, sugar cane, potatoes, carrots, "and more". As part of the… → Read More

Animal Crossing is giving Harv's island a huge refresh, and a new reason to visit

Animal Crossing: New Horizons is making Harv's island a real destination with update 2.0, which drops on November 5. Many players will have utilized Harv's island for his photography studio - especially during the Animal Crossing: New Horizons wedding season in June - but from November, there will be plenty of reasons for paying Harv a visit. → Read More

Boat captain Kapp'n is making a comeback in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Animal Crossing: New Horizons is getting another iconic character addition in the form of boat captain, Kapp'n. Arriving in the game with Animal Crossing: New Horizons Update 2.0, which drops November 5, Kapp'n will be running a boat service from the dock on your island. Kapp'n has been a mainstay in the Animal Crossing series since the first game, but has yet to be seen in New Horizons or in… → Read More

Brewster is finally coming to Animal Crossing: New Horizons, with cafe and amiibo support

Our own feathered friend Brewster is finally coming to Animal Crossing: New Horizons, taking up residence in his cafe, The Roost, as a new wing of the Museum. Following on from the tease Nintendo dropped at the September Direct, Brewster's role in island life has now been confirmed as part of the special Animal Crossing Direct. The beloved character will arrive as part of Update 2.0 on November… → Read More