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Has there ever been a lineup of games that get such joy from be­ing ridicu­lous? There’s the one where you take self­ies with zom­bies, Dead Ris­ing 4 (p28). DR3 was no Shake­spearean tragedy, sure, but for a game where you ran down zom­bies with a steam­roller, we’d say it took it­self too se­ri­ously. Frank’s big come­back seems to pri­ori­tise com­edy to be­come the stu­pid­est zom­bie game ever – a no­ble goal which we fully en­dorse. Then there’s the ad­ven­ture where you play as a dub­step-lov­ing youth who can con­trol a dragon,

Scale­bound (p34). Leave the brood­ing to Game of Thrones – the drag­ons here are all about fast, fu­ri­ous fun, thanks very much. Hideki Kamiya couldn’t make a se­ri­ous game if he tried, nor has he ever made a bad one. Then there’s the one where you shoot Nazi junk in slow-mo, Sniper Elite 4 (p40). Af­ter tech­ni­cal hic­cups in 3, this looks as smooth as a bul­let slic­ing a Third Re­ich groin. Then there’s the sil­li­est sand­box since Saints Row left or­bit, in Watch Dogs 2 (p42). No longer swim­ming in Ai­den Pearce’s moody tears, Ubisoft have put some­thing wacky in the water for the bright­est sand­box since Sun­set Over­drive. Then there’s the one where we re­live one of his­tory’s most dev­as­tat­ing wars, Bat­tle­field 1 (p36). Er, wait, that’s ac­tu­ally not silly at all. Sorry for be­ing dis­re­spect­ful, vet­er­ans. The game looks re­ally great, though!

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