Teen Video Games from 2018

When it comes to video games that came out in 2018, Red Dead Redemption 2 wins the title for biggest, buzziest release. But that's not the only game that had teens tied to an Xbox, PS4, Switch, or PC. This list of all the teen-targeted games that we reviewed in 2018 is full of memorable titles like Far Cry 5, Assassin's Creed Odyssey, and Call of Duty: Black Ops 4. Although these games are too intense for kids, mature gamers are sure to find some epic picks on this list. If your teen wants the latest and greatest, check out the New Teen Video Games of 2019.

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Red Dead Redemption 2 Game Poster Image
Outstanding Western adventure has very mature themes.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One
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Labyrinth of Refrain: Coven of Dusk Game Poster Image
Mature, entertaining turn-based dungeon adventure.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows
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Ashen Game Poster Image
Tough but optimistic fantasy tale with melee combat, blood.
Platforms: Windows, Xbox One
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Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden Game Poster Image
Violent post-apocalyptic tale challenges strategy skills.
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BattleTech: Flashpoint Game Poster Image
Grand scale violent bot warfare gets a grand upgrade.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
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Omen of Sorrow Game Poster Image
Fascinating fighting game with monstrous horror characters.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
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Override: Mech City Brawl Game Poster Image
Fun, flashy anime bot brawler with strategic fighting.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
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Darksiders III Game Poster Image
Violent action game cuts a path through the Apocalypse.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
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Earth Defense Force 5 Game Poster Image
Cheesy B movie, bug-squishing action-packed fun.
Platforms: PlayStation 4
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Fist of the North Star: Lost Paradise Game Poster Image
Bloody, gory action brings mature graphic novel to life.
Platforms: PlayStation 4
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Just Cause 4 Game Poster Image
Over-the-top shooter has mindless violence, no consequences.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
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Fallout 76 Game Poster Image
Buggy post-apocalyptic tale has loads of blood, gore.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
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Hitman 2 Game Poster Image
Sneaky action game packs lots of mature violence, gore.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
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Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales Game Poster Image
Role-playing/card game hybrid has strong female characters.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
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Warriors Orochi 4 Game Poster Image
Fun fantasy brawler lets you fight thousands of enemies.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
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Total War: Warhammer II - Curse of the Vampire Coast Game Poster Image
Undead pirates, sea warfare violently sail Warhammer seas.
Platforms: Windows
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The Exorcist: Legion VR Game Poster Image
VR scares have minor tech issues, will chill your spine.
Platforms: HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, PlayStation VR, Windows
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Battlefield V Game Poster Image
Epic, violent WWII shooter targets soldiers' emotional toll.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
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Castlevania Requiem: Symphony of the Night & Rondo of Blood Game Poster Image
Bundle of two bloodsucking action classics has few extras.
Platforms: PlayStation 4
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Firewall Zero Hour Game Poster Image
Engaging, immersive VR tactical shooter with bloody combat.
Platforms: PlayStation VR
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Gunheart Game Poster Image
Intense, gory VR shooter lets you splatter alien bug hordes.
Platforms: HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, Windows
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Headliner: NoviNews Game Poster Image
Clever adventure game shows the consequences of media bias.
Platforms: Windows
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Sinner: Sacrifice for Redemption Game Poster Image
Challenging action tests skill while controls test patience.
Platforms: Mac, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
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Diablo III: Eternal Collection Game Poster Image
Gory dungeon crawler has strong multiplayer features.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
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Evasion Game Poster Image
Fun, repetitive VR sci-fi shooter best shared with others.
Platforms: HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, PlayStation VR
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My Hero One's Justice Game Poster Image
All-out superhero brawl with fun anime flair, lots of fists.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
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Unavowed Game Poster Image
Supernatural point-and-click adventure is scarily good fun.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
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Call of Cthulhu Game Poster Image
Disturbing, slow-building dread around simple mystery game.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
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Home Sweet Home Game Poster Image
Supremely scary game will chase mature fears into your soul.
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For Honor: Marching Fire Edition Game Poster Image
Brutal brawler gets a bloody makeover, new faction to fight.
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Achtung! Cthulhu Tactics Game Poster Image
Occult WWII game has limited tactics, big difficulty spikes.
Platforms: Windows
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Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker Game Poster Image
Fun multiplayer ninja action held back by technical issues.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
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SoulCalibur VI Game Poster Image
Engaging fighter with some outdated, sexualized gameplay.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2018)
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Space Hulk: Tactics Game Poster Image
Complex strategy made for veterans of table top game only.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
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Code of Princess EX Game Poster Image
Fantasy action remake has skimpy clothes, outdated graphics.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2018)
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The World Ends with You: Final Remix Game Poster Image
Great adventure remake weakened by horrible controls.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2018)
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Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Game Poster Image
Polished online shooter glamorizes intense graphic violence.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2018)
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WWE 2K19 Game Poster Image
Violent wrestling game takes the sports entertainment crown.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2018)
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Creed: Rise to Glory Game Poster Image
Movie-inspired VR boxing game packs a middleweight punch.
Platforms: HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, PlayStation VR
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Valkyria Chronicles 4 Game Poster Image
Talky, engaging, turn-based tactics with some lewd dialogue.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
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Life Is Strange 2 - Episode 1 Game Poster Image
Tale of siblings, their choices, and prejudice they face.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
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Assassin's Creed Odyssey Game Poster Image
Epic historical tale with bloody violence, language, sex.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2018)
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Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age Game Poster Image
Turn-based tale with cartoon violence, mild sexual innuendo.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows
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Scythe: Digital Edition Game Poster Image
Complicated strategy game worth the high learning curve.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
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Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna ~ The Golden Country Game Poster Image
Experience Alrest's past in large, combat-focused prequel.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
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The Bard's Tale IV: Barrows Deep Game Poster Image
Classic tale has heavy drinking focus but hits right notes.
Platforms: Windows
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Capcom Beat 'Em Up Bundle Game Poster Image
Collection of arcade classics packs a punch.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
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Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner - M∀RS Game Poster Image
Remastered mech action gets disoriented by technical issues.
Platforms: HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, PlayStation 4, PlayStation VR, Windows
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The Messenger Game Poster Image
Entertaining, tough adventure pays homage to classic games.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, Windows
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Destiny 2: Forsaken Game Poster Image
New content for sci-fi shooter adds more co-op activity.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2018)
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Shining Resonance Refrain Game Poster Image
Huge adventure has slow intro but develops into grand tale.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
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Shadows: Awakening Game Poster Image
Unique role-swapping tale limited by bugs, skill management.
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World of Warcraft: The Battle for Azeroth Game Poster Image
Well-made expansion has disturbing images, rich exploration.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
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Shadow of the Tomb Raider Game Poster Image
Violent, mature action tale is a great end for prequel saga.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2018)
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The Banner Saga 3 Game Poster Image
Nordic fantasy role-playing game presents tough choices.
Platforms: Mac, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
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Graveyard Keeper Game Poster Image
Dark comedic adventure gets lost in repetitive tasks.
Platforms: Windows, Xbox One
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Shenmue I & II Game Poster Image
Classic franchise returns with retro tale of revenge.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
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Marvel's Spider-Man Game Poster Image
"Spider-sense"-ational tale starring iconic wall crawler.
Platforms: PlayStation 4
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Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate Game Poster Image
Huge fantasy adventure is deeper, has more hunting content.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
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The Bard's Tale Trilogy Game Poster Image
Classic adventure series is remade, but still shows its age.
Platforms: Windows
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Strange Brigade Game Poster Image
Engaging co-op shooter embraces 1930s action film flair.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
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Phantom Doctrine Game Poster Image
Deep strategy, engaging Cold War spy tale will hook players.
Platforms: Windows
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Marvel Powers United VR Game Poster Image
Fun superhero action loses power to repetitive missions.
Platforms: Oculus Rift
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The Lost Child Game Poster Image
Mature supernatural tale suffers from repetitive gameplay.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita
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Darkest Dungeon: The Color of Madness Game Poster Image
Mature alien tale has gory visuals in alternate dimension.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
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Danger Zone 2 Game Poster Image
Fun racing mayhem loses speed with limited play options.
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Mothergunship Game Poster Image
Fast-paced sci-fi shooter tests your dodging skills.
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Octopath Traveler Game Poster Image
Deep, challenging tale will keep you playing for hours.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
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Defiance 2050 Game Poster Image
Violent, action-packed sci-fi game held back by tech flaws.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
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BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle Game Poster Image
Game franchises collide with deep play in fun anime brawler.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4
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The Crew 2 Game Poster Image
Unique cross-country road race by air, sea, and land.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
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Nobunaga's Ambition: Taishi Game Poster Image
Challenging historical sim appeals most to strategy fans.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows
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The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit Game Poster Image
Emotional tale centers on kid's fantasy coping mechanism.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
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The Elder Scrolls Online: Summerset Game Poster Image
Elven content poses timely moral questions.
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Prey: Mooncrash Game Poster Image
Big expansion has sci-fi action, thought-provoking ideas.
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Dark Souls Remastered Game Poster Image
Bloody, difficult tale with morally ambiguous protagonist.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
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Omensight Game Poster Image
World-ending murder mystery gets clever time-travel twist.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows
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Smoke and Sacrifice Game Poster Image
Stylized story focuses on struggle to survive terrible odds.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, Windows
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Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection Game Poster Image
Stellar collection of fighting games with bonus content.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2018)
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Detroit: Become Human Game Poster Image
Choose your story in mature sci-fi tale of society, morals.
Platforms: PlayStation 4
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Vampyr Game Poster Image
Temptation and morality guide bloody vampiric tale.
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H1Z1: Battle Royale Game Poster Image
Online shooter with blood occasionally promotes teamwork.
Platforms: PlayStation 4
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Little Witch Academia: Chamber of Time Game Poster Image
Cute, repetitive adventure will appeal most to series fans.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows
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MachiaVillain Game Poster Image
Bloody, chaotic cartoon sim with a "killer" sense of humor.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
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State of Decay 2 Game Poster Image
Zombie survival sim is bloody, gory, stressful, repetitive.
Platforms: Windows, Xbox One
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Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire Game Poster Image
Violent seafaring sequel is complex but rewarding adventure.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
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A Total War Saga: Thrones of Britannia Game Poster Image
Factual brutal history tale marred by random battle events.
Platforms: Windows
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Killing Floor: Incursion Game Poster Image
Gory VR horror shooter has style, clunky controls.
Platforms: PlayStation VR
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Kitty Powers' Love Life Game Poster Image
Play cupid in amusing socially inclusive relationship sim.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
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Murderous Pursuits Game Poster Image
Cunning cat-and-mouse play has mild blood but gets stale.
Platforms: Windows
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The Invisible Hours Game Poster Image
Immersive mystery has players solve bloody murders.
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Monster Prom Game Poster Image
Raunchy, repetitive, mature dating sim has some laughs.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
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BattleTech Game Poster Image
Lead destructive mechs in battle to conquer a space empire.
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Frostpunk Game Poster Image
Brutal, bleak society-building sim rewards quick thinking.
Platforms: Windows
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Rick and Morty: Virtual Rick-ality Game Poster Image
Amusing VR tale's crude humor, content best for show fans.
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Extinction Game Poster Image
Giant-sized hack-and-slash action is fun but very bloody.
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God of War (PS4) Game Poster Image
Bloody, gory, mature myth-based action/adventure is amazing.
Platforms: PlayStation 4
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Ash of Gods: Redemption Game Poster Image
Intriguing, addictive strategy with lots of bloody combat.
Platforms: Windows
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Atelier Lydie & Suelle: The Alchemists and the Mysterious Paintings Game Poster Image
Bubbly, repetitive tale has mild violence, little substance.
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Tower of Time Game Poster Image
Fantasy adventure has rich, engaging story, mild violence.
Platforms: Linux, Windows
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Orwell: Ignorance Is Strength Game Poster Image
Confusing secret ops sim plays with online truth and lies.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
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Sea of Thieves Game Poster Image
Pirate sim promotes teamwork but has unmonitored chat.
Platforms: Windows, Xbox One
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Titan Quest Anniversary Edition Game Poster Image
Classic fast-paced action, combat against mythical monsters.
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A Way Out Game Poster Image
Mature prison action game with cinematic buddy film flair.
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Far Cry 5 Game Poster Image
Violent, mature shooter rages across Montana lands.
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Darwin Project Game Poster Image
Violent battle royale isn't always fair but is lots of fun.
Platforms: Windows, Xbox One
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Yakuza 6: The Song of Life Game Poster Image
Tale of revenge, redemption ... if you get around to it.
Platforms: PlayStation 4
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Rusty Lake Paradise Game Poster Image
Creepy adventure, puzzles engaging, but not for young kids.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
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The Council Game Poster Image
Thrilling tale is blend of intrigue, careful conversations.
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Age of Empires: Definitive Edition Game Poster Image
Updated historic strategy has great tactics, bloody combat.
Platforms: Windows
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Sprint Vector Game Poster Image
Thrilling VR joyride puts players in a futuristic game show.
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Deep Rock Galactic Game Poster Image
Deep space mining action drills up trials, unmonitored chat.
Platforms: Windows, Xbox One
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Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet Game Poster Image
Engaging adventure game made for fans of the cartoon.
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Where the Water Tastes Like Wine Game Poster Image
Intriguing but uneven game about telling stories and lies.
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Dynasty Warriors 9 Game Poster Image
Fun open-world action also has glitches, repetitive play.
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Mulaka Game Poster Image
Artistic adventure based on a rich cultural mythology.
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Rad Rodgers Game Poster Image
Average platformer's bright colors mask mature content.
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Kingdom Come: Deliverance Game Poster Image
Excellent yet violent, mature historical tale.
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EA Sports UFC 3 Game Poster Image
Violent sim of digital sport best for hard-core fans.
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The Longest Five Minutes Game Poster Image
Disjointed bite-sized adventures trip down memory lane.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation Vita, Windows
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The Seven Deadly Sins: Knights of Britannia Game Poster Image
Anime fighter whose biggest sin is repetitive combat.
Platforms: PlayStation 4
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