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Luke Albiges

A gaming expert with over 15 years of industry experience (and more than double that with games themselves), Luke has written countless articles about videogames for dozens of major outlets over the years. He'll play bad games so you don't have to... if you can tear him away from the good ones, that is.
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    Destiny 2: Shadowkeep Review (PS4)

    by Luke Albiges
    A deep dive into Bungie's first self-published expansion for Destiny 2.  
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    Monster Hunter World: Iceborne Review (PS4)

    by Luke Albiges
    Capcom's monster hit gets a beast of an expansion.  
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    Borderlands 3 Review (PS4)

    by Luke Albiges
    Gearbox's explosive sequel makes good on its promise of mayhem.  
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    The Dark Pictures Anthology: Man Of Medan Review (PS4)

    by Luke Albiges
    Supermassive's new interactive horror anthology series sails off to a suitably chilling start.  
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    Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers Review (PS4)

    by Luke Albiges
    An in-depth look at the hit online RPG's best expansion yet.  
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    Bloodstained: Ritual Of The Night Review

    by Luke Albiges
    The spirit of classic Castlevania is resurrected for a whole new generation, courtesy of one of the masterminds of the genre.  
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  • Gaming News

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    E3 2019 Roundup: The Biggest Games And Best Hidden Gems

    by Luke Albiges
    All the essential gaming goodness from this year's E3 show in LA.  
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    E3 2019: Nintendo brings the magic back to E3

    by Luke Albiges
    Nintendo's Direct format never seems to disappoint at E3, with the quick-fire game reveals allowing the Japanese gaming giant to squeeze more into its presentations than any other publisher.  
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    The Best Games of 2019 So Far

    by Luke Albiges
    Whatever your gaming platform of choice, there's more great stuff to play than there are hours in the day, so here's our rundown of ten must-play titles to help you prioritise the standout releases.  
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    Devil May Cry 5 Review (PS4)

    by Luke Albiges
    Devil May Cry 5 is the eagerly anticipated return of the super-stylish action franchise, with a trio of wildly different characters ready to trounce demons as flashily as possible.  
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    Anthem Review (Xbox One)

    by Luke Albiges
    Anthem is a multiplayer-focused loot shooter from BioWare, where players team up and soar around pretty locations in cool mechs looking for incrementally more powerful gear to equip.  
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    Crackdown 3 Review (Xbox One)

    by Luke Albiges
    Crackdown 3 is an open-world superhero game that doesn't take itself seriously at all, offering daft, over-the-top action and more explosions than you can count.  
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    Resident Evil 2 Review (PS4)

    by Luke Albiges
    Resident Evil 2 is a shining example of how to do a remake properly, honouring the excellent original while adding enough fresh elements to make for a unique and memorable experience.  
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    Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown Review (PS4)

    by Luke Albiges
    Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown is the latest arcade aerial action titles and it's the perfect place for newcomers to the series to jump in and see what they've been missing out on.  
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    Editor's Choice Awards – Best Games 2018

    by Luke Albiges
    We pick the top 10 games of 2018. There's something for everyone, here.  
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    Tetris Effect Review (PS4)

    by Luke Albiges
    Tetris Effect puts a modern spin on the classic puzzle game and drags it kicking and screaming into the current generation  
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    Celeste Review (Xbox One)

    by Luke Albiges
    Help Madeline survive her inner demons on her journey to the top of Celeste Mountain, in this super-tight, hand-crafted platformer from the creators of multiplayer classic TowerFall.  
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    Forza Horizon 4 Review (Xbox One)

    by Luke Albiges
    Forza Horizon 4 lets petrolheads take their dream cars for a spin around an idyllic UK setting that changes as each new season rolls around  
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    Dragon Quest XI: Echoes Of An Elusive Age Review (PS4)

    by Luke Albiges
    An entry in the long-running Dragon Quest role playng video game series in which players explore worlds and fight against various monsters.  
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    Astro Bot: Rescue Mission Review (PS4)

    by Luke Albiges
    Nominated for several gaming awards for VR, this PS4 only platformer stars a cast of robot characters called Astro Bots which are dispersed throughout the game's world and whom the gamer has to complete platform challenges in order to rescue.  
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    Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Review (Nintendo Switch)

    by Luke Albiges
    Nintendo's fighting game adds two new protagonists and features all the characters from the previous iterations of Super Smash Bros too, though you may have to unlock them or add them as DLC as you battle through.  
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    Fallout 76 Review (PS4)

    by Luke Albiges
    An always-online survival game, Fallout 76 deviates wildly from what fans love about the series with extremely mixed results.  
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    Red Dead Redemption 2 Review (PS4)

    by Luke Albiges
    Red Dead Redemption 2 is a stunning period piece that's far more than just Grand Theft Auto with horses  
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    Call Of Duty: Black Ops 4 Review (PS4)

    by Luke Albiges
    Call Of Duty ditches its campaign and is all the better for its new multiplayer focus  
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    SoulCalibur VI Review (PS4)

    by Luke Albiges
    SoulCalibur VI returns to the stage of history, retelling its tale of souls and swords with style and finesse in its finest entry in some time.  
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    FIFA 19 Review (Xbox One)

    by Luke Albiges
    FIFA 19 blends countless play options with the series' usual decent gameplay and impeccable presentation to fine effect  
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    Marvel's Spider-Man Review (PS4)

    by Luke Albiges
    Spidey returns to consoles in style – when it's fun to just swing aimlessly around New York, you know the game is doing something right.  
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    PES 2019 Review (PS4)

    by Luke Albiges
    Konami's underdog story continues, and it seems to be getting increasingly difficult for the series to avoid relegation in the face of such stiff competition  
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    Gamescom 2018: The Best New Games And Reveals

    by Luke Albiges
    The biggest announcements, most exciting updates, and hottest new games from Europe's largest gaming show  
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    Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate Review (Switch)

    by Luke Albiges
    Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate may not be as friendly to new faces as World was, but those who can put up with its idiosyncrasies will enjoy a near bottomless well of hunting goodness.  
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    Guacamelee! 2 Review (PS4)

    by Luke Albiges
    Guacamelee! 2 improves upon its predecessor in every way to deliver a platforming adventure that is bright, challenging, playful and creative all at once.  
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    Train Sim World Review (PS4)

    by Luke Albiges
    Train Sim World brings Dovetail's popular brand of in-depth simulation to console audiences, to the delight of a very specific subset of players.  
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    Octopath Traveler Review (Switch)

    by Luke Albiges
    Octopath Traveler is a loving callback to the 16-bit JRPGs that are so fondly remembered from the SNES era, but one unafraid to put its own twist on things  
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    The Top 10 Best Games Of 2018 (Q2)

    by Luke Albiges
    We pick the best 10 games from the second quarter (April to June) of 2018  
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    The Awesome Adventures Of Captain Spirit Review (PS4)

    by Luke Albiges
    The Awesome Adventures Of Captain Spirit is a playable prologue to Life Is Strange 2, but stands up just fine on its own as a small-scale narrative adventure that does an awful lot with so little.  
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    Jurassic World Evolution Review (PS4)

    by Luke Albiges
    Jurassic World Evolution puts you in charge of a number of dinosaur parks, letting you set up enclosures that house amazing creatures from millions of years ago.  
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    Onrush Review (PS4)

    by Luke Albiges
    It's racing like you've never experienced it before as Codemasters kicks the genre into a whole new gear  
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    Blazblue: Cross Tag Battle Review (PS4)

    by Luke Albiges
    A crossover fighter that manages to bring together four very different franchises to decent effect  
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    E3 2018: The Best New Games

    by Luke Albiges
    Rounding up our top picks of the gaming goodness that came out of this year's E3 trade show in Los Angeles  
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    Detroit: Become Human Review (PS4)

    by Luke Albiges
    Detroit: Become Human is a cinematic adventure that sets a new benchmark for interactive narrative both in terms of making choices have serious repercussions and in its peerless presentation.  
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