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Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Publisher: Square Enix Co., Ltd.

Genre: Action-adventure.

Developed by Eidos Montréa with Crystal Dynamics’ support, this game is the sequel to ‘Rise of the Tomb Raider’ published in 2015. It features Lara Croft’s journey to the legendary city Paititi, in an attempt to stop a Mayan apocalypse that she unwittingly unleashes. In the game, Lara Croft, and her friend Jonah Maiava, attempt to bring down a paramilitary organisation called Trinity. Her pursuit leads her to traverse through a deadly forest filled with various traps and puzzles and also several tombs. The game has been praised for maintaining a good balance between exploration, combat and puzzles, the gameplay, and the soundtracks. It has been released for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Microsoft Windows.

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Forza Horizon 4

Publisher: Microsoft Studios

Genre: Racing video game

Looking for some adrenaline-pumping action? This fourth instalment of the Forza Horizon series will definitely keep you at the edge of your seat. Featuring more than 450 licensed cars, the game provides you the option of creating your own routes and races. It can be played online as well as offline. One of its best features is the dynamic weather system which has a strong impact on the racing conditions. The experience of driving different cars is as real as it gets, and the developer has put a lot of effort into this. The open-world environment is spectacular and includes scenarios such as beaches, plains, mountains, and so on. As you progress in the game, more races, cars, and activities get unlocked. It is available on Microsoft Windows and Xbox One.

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Pathfinder: Kingmaker

Publisher: Deep Silver

Genre: Role-playing

This is an isometric computer RPG set in the Pathfinder universe, inspired by games such as Arcanum, Fallout, and Baldur’s Gate. The objective is to explore and conquer Stolen Lands and build a kingdom there. However, this is easier said than done. You can create your own characters and customise them along the way. You also need to choose a side to align to at the beginning which you can change as they progress. This has an impact on the course of the story. You can also form trade agreements with other towns or decide to pillage them, which has affects the reputation. Pathfinder: Kingmaker has been released for Microsoft Windows, macOS, and Linux.

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