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.

  • Divinity: Original Sin 2 review

    A CRPG of unparalleled breadth and dynamism, Original Sin 2 is Larian's masterpiece.

    Essential PC

    112
  • Windjammers review

    A 90s arcade masterpiece gets the home port it deserves.

    Essential PS4 Vita

    122
  • Sonic Mania review

    1992 is alive and well. Christian Whitehead and team turn in a beautiful rewrite of the 16-bit Sonic games with all-new stages.

    Essential PC PS4 Switch One

    239
  • Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice review

    Ninja Theory crafts a highly competent action game and a nuanced, powerful exploration of mental health.

    Essential PC PS4

    238
  • Pyre review

    Dazzling and mysterious, this ambitious party-based RPG is a masterpiece.

    Essential PC PS4 PS4 Pro

    105
  • Nex Machina review

    Housemarque has just made the game of its career.

    Essential PC PS4

    118
  • 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

    306
  • Persona 5 review

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

    Essential PS3 PS4

    237
  • 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

    475
  • Stephen's Sausage Roll review

    This game is great! Who knew?

    Essential Mac PC

    132
  • 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

    430
  • 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

    200
  • Titanfall 2 review

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

    Essential PC PS4 One

    223
  • 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

    68
  • 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

    272
  • 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

    256
  • 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

    531
  • Overwatch Review

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

    Essential PC PS4 One

    237
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