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'F1 2019' Knows That Good Fights Make the Best Racing

Ruthless AI and a fascinating car simulation have made Codemasters' F1 series into an essential racing game.

‘Dragon Quest Builders 2’ Is a Giant To-Do List, and I Love It

It's better than the original in nearly every way.

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A stunningly atmospheric world is held back by an inconsistent story.

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'Mordhau' and the Fantasy of an All-White Middle Ages

Selective faux-realism and exclusion.

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Games Have Always Tried to Whitewash Nazis as Just 'German Soldiers'

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