The Halo what's in Halo.
XboxMicrosoft
May 2018

Halo: Combat Evolved

Stephen ‘Stev3L’ Lister reminisces about Halo: Combat Evolved and how, through co-op silliness with his best friend at the time, it came to represent his coming of age.

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The barn from the gloriously terrible Hard Drivin'.
Mega DriveSega
May 2018

Hard Drivin’

Some games are so bad, they’re good. In the case of Hard Drivin’, Matt Gardner needed a few years to realise that it was an experience that aged beautifully, even if it remained utterly terrible.

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Splinter Cell: Conviction.
Xbox 360Microsoft
April 2018

Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Conviction

John-Paul Jones reflects upon how Splinter Cell: Conviction is not just secretly the best John Wick game ever, but also one of the best friendship-killing games money can buy.

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The title card from Guardian Heroes on the Sega Saturn (1996).
SaturnSega
April 2018

Guardian Heroes

Daniel Driver recalls how Sega Saturn classic Guardian Heroes unintentionally devoured his time, as well as that of his many competitive friends.

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Nintendo DSNintendo
April 2018

Mario Kart DS

Adam Smith discusses Mario Kart DS, and how the classic racer helped to introduce him to new people and understand the true potential of multiplayer gaming.

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Nintendo 64Nintendo
March 2018

Body Harvest

Like many, N64 Jamesy lent and borrowed games to experience what was otherwise out of reach. In the case of Body Harvest, it brought about the necessity to beat it on its hardest setting.

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Nights into Dreams' opening segment.
SaturnSega
March 2018

NiGHTS into Dreams

CRYSTALBOY discusses fear, affirmation and music, and how NiGHTS into Dreams became a life-changing, and career-defining, experience during his youth.

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A Cybord Midwife and a Hybrid from System Shock 2.
PC
March 2018

System Shock 2

Scanlines can’t remember much of the past 20 years, but he can recall his fear of a fictional being in System Shock 2 – and it made him see video games as a vital form of art.

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Resident Evil 3: Nemesis
SonyPlayStation
February 2018

Resident Evil 3: Nemesis

Matt Gardner remembers how an early brush with piracy led to a Resident Evil 3 experience like no other – at least, for a British gamer.

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The Guardian from Ultima VII's intro.
PC
February 2018

Ultima VII: The Black Gate

To @Bhaal_Spawn, the world of Ultima VII became like a second home – one worth revisiting again and again, for its bonus magic and murder.

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