Eurogamer.net's Essential games

Eurogamer.net's recommended games listings are complete for PlayStation 4, Wii U and Xbox One, and date back to 1st January 2014 on other platforms.

  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe review

    Nintendo fixes one of Mario Kart 8's only shortcomings in a generous port of a modern masterpiece.

    Essential Switch

    323
  • Persona 5 review

    Beautiful, badass and audacious, Persona 5 is going to steal your heart.

    Essential PS3 PS4

    241
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild review

    Switch's debut and Wii U's demise are marked by a radical reinvention of The Legend of Zelda that will go down as an all-time great.

    Essential Switch Wii U

    480
  • Stephen's Sausage Roll review

    This game is great! Who knew?

    Essential Mac PC

    133
  • The Last Guardian review

    Does the successor to Ico and Shadow of the Colossus live up to its lineage? It does so much more.

    Essential PS4

    438
  • Pokémon Sun and Moon review

    Tearing up the rulebook but bringing back the fun, Pokémon Sun and Moon make for the best generation in more than a decade.

    Essential 3DS

    81
  • Dishonored 2 review

    Arkane manages to better the already exceptional Dishonored in nearly every way, creating a masterpiece of open-ended design.

    Essential PC PS4 One

    202
  • Titanfall 2 review

    In a banner year for first-person shooters, Respawn delivers what might well be the best.

    Essential PC PS4 One

    233
  • Dark Souls 3: Ashes of Ariandel review

    Evocative and visually inspired, Ashes of Ariandel is a brief but masterly amalgamation of the Dark Souls series' greatest strengths.

    Essential PC PS4 One

    70
  • Rez Infinite review

    VR finds its killer app in a 15-year-old Dreamcast game.

    Essential PS4

    169
  • XCOM 2 review

    Punishing and precise, Firaxis has created one of the most demanding - and thrilling - strategy games ever.

    Essential Mac PC PS4 One

    276
  • Forza Horizon 3 review

    Playground Games' series has never been a more triumphant standard-bearer for racing games as pure, escapist entertainment.

    Essential PC One

    258
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt review

    A majestic, earthy open-world adventure with great integrity and personality, this is the best role-playing game in years.

    Essential PC PS4 One

    537
  • Overwatch Review

    Blizzard's take on the first-person shooter sees a generosity of character accompanied by beautifully deep mechanics.

    Essential PC PS4 One

    239
  • The Witcher 3: Blood and Wine review

    Blood and Wine is a fitting end to an exceptional video game.

    Essential PC PS4 One

    95
  • Dark Souls 3 review

    Dark Souls 3 sees the return of the king in a spectacular conclusion to From Software's trilogy.

    Essential PC PS4 One

    342
  • Nuclear Throne review

    Vlambeer's latest pocket of panicky delight is an intense arcade roguelike that rivals Spelunky and The Binding of Isaac.

    Essential Mac PC PS3 PS4 Vita

    147
  • Xenoblade Chronicles X review

    Majestic, vibrant, almost peerlessly handsome, Xenoblade Chronicles X is Japanese RPG-making at its most ambitious and determined.

    Essential Wii U

    206
  • Bloodborne: The Old Hunters review

    Generous, artful and brutally hard, The Old Hunters is the perfect send-off for a modern masterpiece.

    Essential PS4

    343
  • The Beginner's Guide review

    The second game from the creator of The Stanley Parable is an intensely personal character study and one of the most daring games in years.

    Essential Mac PC

    75
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