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Frontier: Elite II, PC

David Braben‘s long-awaited 1993 follow-up to the classic space trading game Elite unfortunately doesn’t involve Ian Bell.

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INSIDE by Playdead, PC

Playdead’s magnificent INSIDE is an incredibly atmospheric and unsettling video game.

It is simple platforming at its best, beautiful and compartmentalised storytelling at it most entertaining, and a very creepy and weird edge throughout.

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Little Rocket Man, Half-Life 2

Or: the intriguing story of that time I carried a garden gnome through an entire game, to unlock a single Steam achievement.

The game was Half Life 2: Episode Two – one of the best first-person shooters ever made.

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Virus, Amiga

David Braben‘s Virus was originally developed and released as Zarch on the Acorn Archimedes in 1987, then later converted to other home computers under its more well-known title, Virus, in 1988.

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Far Cry, PC

Far Cry is one of the greatest first-person shooters ever made. Sure: it looks a little simplistic now, but at the time of release (2004) it was a revelation.

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Jackass: The Game, PlayStation 2

Jackass: The Game on the PlayStation 2 is one of THE best video games ever made. Period. Not only is it THE ultimate multiplayer party game, but it also has an ingenious single-player element too. Ingenious because of the way it unlocks new things as you play. The reward system in this game is just brilliant.

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