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The Best New Game

Last updated on August 12, 2019

We looked at the top 10 New Game and dug through the reviews from 231 of the most popular review sites including GameSpot, Games Radar, Push Square, Destructoid, Game Informer, Polygon and more. The result is a ranking of the best New Game.

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  The Best Overall

Nintendo Switch

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Overall Take

Fans of Mario Bros. will love the latest version of Nintendo Switch's "Super Smash Bros. Ultimate." All the familiar characters are ready to play, along with new characters to keep things fresh. The game has been especially formatted to work with your Switch, whether docked or in handheld mode.

Experts Included
DWYM Electronics Experts plus Tech Radar, Polygon, The Guardian, Nintendo Life, GameSpot, The Verge and 31 more. Along with user reviews from Amazon, Walmart, Best Buy and Target.
Pros
" Super Smash Bros. Ultimate packs in more fighters, more stages, more gameplay modes, and more tactical elements of any game in the franchise. This is, for all intents and purposes, the definitive Super Smash Bros., with everything that entails."
Cons
"I do wish the simplicity of rule management translated to the level select screen."
  The Best Value

PS4

Kingdom Hearts 3

Overall Take

What could be more fun than a Disney and "Final Fantasy" crossover game? PS4's "Kingdom Hearts 3" is as fun as ever, with new storylines, battles and worlds to keep fans interested. One of the best things about this edition is the full soundtrack of Disney songs that you can... Read More

Experts Included
DWYM Electronics Experts plus Metacritic, GameSpot, Euro Gamer, Push Square, Digital Trends, Game Rankings and 13 more. Along with user reviews from Amazon, Best Buy and Target.
Pros
" Disney and Pixar characters have engaging and memorable stories."
Cons
"What's perhaps most frustrating about Kingdom Hearts 3 is that it proves it's capable of cutting through the crap. There's a piece of pure visual storytelling late on that is comfortably one of the game's most moving moments - a..."

PS4

Marvel’s Spider-Man

Overall Take

You're likely already familiar with Spider-Man as a character. PS4's "Marvel’s Spider-Man" keeps the Peter Parker character as multi-dimensional as possible while also keeping the game moving forward. The vivid cityscapes as Spider-Man travels around the city help fully immerse you in the game.

Experts Included
DWYM Electronics Experts plus Kotaku, Polygon, Digital Trends, The Guardian, Dual Shockers, GameSpot and 27 more. Along with user reviews from Amazon, Walmart, Best Buy and Target.
Pros
" The great web-swinging feel, gorgeous cityscapes, abundance of gadgets, powers, and web-based means of beating up bad guys."
Cons
"That small example may highlight my biggest criticism of Marvel’s Spider-Man. There aren’t many surprises to the game; despite being an open-world experience, it plays upon a linear story, and the twists that happen feel familiar."

XBOX ONE

World War Z

Overall Take

Zombie lovers will enjoy Xbox One's "Mad Dog World War Z," which includes crisp, detailed visuals. This game can be excessively gruesome, but that's one of the things fans love about it. Your gameplay will be enhanced by a fun, tension-building soundtrack.

Experts Included
DWYM Electronics Experts plus Metacritic, Trusted Reviews, IGN, Destructoid, What To Play, True Achievements and 6 more. Along with user reviews from Amazon and Best Buy.
Pros
" The progression gives you reasons to keep playing."
Cons
"The enormous hordes of zombies in World War Z lack the same unpredictability of Left 4 Dead's famous AI Director."
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The Best Overall

Nintendo Switch Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Our Expert Score
9.5
37 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
9.8
12,718 user reviews
Our Take

Fans of Mario Bros. will love the latest version of Nintendo Switch's "Super Smash Bros. Ultimate." All the familiar characters are ready to play, along with new characters to keep things fresh. The game has been especially formatted to work with your Switch, whether docked or in handheld mode.

What other experts liked
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate packs in more fighters, more stages, more gameplay modes, and more tactical elements of any game in the franchise. This is, for all intents and purposes, the definitive Super Smash Bros., with everything that entails.
- Tech Radar
January 30, 2019 | Full review
This is a Smash Bros. so full of ideas, wishes and demands pulled from the player base that it can be overwhelming. This is no longer the simple game from our childhood, and it’s not shy about rewarding the series’...
- Polygon
December 6, 2018 | Full review
Ultimate has its fair share of smaller-scale adjustments for competitive players, including a modified perfect shield mechanic, but even at beginner level the game just feels responsive and precise, no matter which character you pick.
- The Guardian
How about looks? Looks-wise, the game is frankly gorgeous, as no doubt you’ve seen in the countless videos that Nintendo itself has already published.
- Nintendo Life
December 6, 2018 | Full review
Complexity also comes with the wide variety of techniques afforded by Ultimate's staggeringly large roster of over 70 characters.
- GameSpot
December 16, 0201 | Full review
One of the things that makes Ultimate feel different and new, though, is the platform its on. Like almost every game available on the Switch, Ultimate benefits from being both a portable and home console experience.
- The Verge
December 6, 0201 | Full review
The sheer number of options and modes you have to choose from can keep you and your friends busy for hours or days at a time, and even those uninterested in fighting games will be impressed by the reverence and...
- Digital Trends
July 25, 2019 | Full review
That Super Smash Bros. Ultimate exists is amazing in itself. What’s more, it does so while feeling like a celebration of gaming history in a way that ‘classic’ console releases and an endless parade of remasters have never quite...
- Trusted Reviews
My favorite side mode actually involves no fighting. In Smash Ultimate’s “Vault” tab is a button titled “Sounds,” which contains an index of over 800 musical tracks that are fully playable offline, like they’re loaded onto an iPod.
- Kotaku
December 6, 2018 | Full review
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate cements that legacy, offering players more choices, customization, portability, and extras than most will ever choose to experience.
- Time
December 7, 2018 | Full review
I’m a Pikachu and Link main. These are characters I’ve been playing and learning since the N64 days. There’s not too much of a change to Pikachu ensuring that he has remained viable in competitive play.
- Tech Raptor
December 23, 2018 | Full review
The biggest roster yet. Loads of content, spanning dozens of video game series. Polished, satisfying gameplay with lots of variety.
- PC Magazine
Spirits are essentially stickers from the past games, in a sense. The scope is staggering. Casual Nintendo fans to the hardest of the hardcore will find joy in simply unlocking these things, and the art style and sheer time that...
- Bleacher Report
December 10, 2018 | Full review
I feel like I’ve barely scratched the surface here, and there’s so much more I could cover. But playing Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is really about carving your own personality into it.
- Cheat CC Game Cube
It's fun to see what the team comes up with and how they keep it going for hundreds of little skirmishes. The same goes for the world map, with tons of fanservicey secret locations and homages that I won't spoil...
- Destructoid
December 8, 2018 | Full review
Ultimate has definitely won me back by the combination of awesome fighting and having a ton of things to do. I miss the trophies, but the Spirits make up for it by having such variety and actual in-game applications.
- Game Revolution
While the saying goes that “bigger” isn’t necessarily “better,” Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is one of those very few exceptions and is truly the complete package for Smash Bros. fans
- Dual Shockers
A wealth of tweaks and new additions like the World of Light campaign help to keep Ultimate from feeling like a greatest-hits retread
- Game Informer
Incredibly tight mechanics for a fighter with more than 70 characters
- Games Radar
December 6, 2018 | Full review
Ultimate promises a ton of different online options for folks with a Switch Online account, including the ability to search for opponents based on preferred rules, rank or location.
- Tom's Guide
November 19, 2018 | Full review
Wealth of fanservice in the form of spirits, soundtracks, and other references.
- Gaming Trend
December 15, 2018 | Full review
A vibrant riot of colour and merriment, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is a wondrous ode to fighting games, with an eclectic and varied cast of characters, more modes than you can shake a Joy-Con at, and a raw, infectious sense...
- Video Gamer
December 14, 2018 | Full review
There are more than 1,000 Spirits in Ultimate, and in a way, collecting them is like collecting trophies in Super Smash Bros. Melee.
- Slash Gear
December 20, 2018 | Full review
It's a tremendously fun party game; one that will invariably get the entire room laughing and cheering after a particularly crazy result.
- US Gamer
December 7, 2018 | Full review
In the audio/visual department, Smash Bros Ultimate is breathtaking, both in handheld and in docked mode.
- CGM
December 6, 2018 | Full review
It continues to amaze me how well balanced the overall gameplay of Smash is. No character is too OP or cheap, despite the grueling and sometimes spammy AI combatants.
- Geeks Under Grace
December 20, 2018 | Full review
Smash Bros.Ultimate does a great job bringing together all of the characters from previous titles. It also does well at representing a vast history of gaming. Spirits Mode did a great job of including characters in the game and giving...
- Pure Nintendo
Everything from previous games that made it such a worldwide phenomenon is back and everyone that made the game so great is here to make it that much more fun
- Cultured Vultures
December 13, 2018 | Full review
It’s incredibly clever, and some of the ways the many rule changes and modes in Smash are used to represent a wide range of characters is really impressive.
- VG247
December 6, 2018 | Full review
And even if you don’t always want to compete with friends, it gives you plenty to do when you’re playing alone.
- Venture Beat
December 6, 2018 | Full review
This is where you will find your best chance to complete the Pokédex-like Spirit List, which was something that motivated my time with the game at least.
- Nintendo Insider
December 6, 2018 | Full review
The new fighters introduced in Smash Bros. Ultimate are a great addition to the series. Daisy, Ken, and Dark Samus offer subtle changes to characters we’ve grown accustomed to while simultaneously shaking things up.
- Nintendo Enthusiast
December 10, 2018 | Full review
The visuals for Smash Ultimate are some of the best looking on the Switch. Many of the stages have a new coat of paint to make them presentable for the HD era and the fighters look superb in the new...
- Game Industry News
The controls are tight, fluid and easy to pick up. It’s a blast to play with a group of friends, and like the Wii U version, Smash Bros Ultimate can be played with up to 8 players.
- Gaming Union
“Super Smash Bros. Ultimate” is a simple pickup for any level of gamer. You select your favorite character from your favorite Nintendo title — or in some rare cases characters from other companies — punch or throw your opponents to...
- The Lantern
January 8, 2019 | Full review
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is your quintessential platform fighter, a game that comes with all the bells and whistles that make the franchise such an illustrious one.
- Honey's Anime
December 9, 2018 | Full review
What other experts didn't like
I do wish the simplicity of rule management translated to the level select screen.
- Polygon
December 6, 2018 | Full review
Ultimate’s biggest problem by far, however, is the online functionality, especially considering Nintendo has begun charging for online services.
- The Guardian
There is one significant struggle that Ultimate comes up against, however, which lies in the nature of the console itself. Playing Super Smash Bros. Ultimate in the Switch's handheld mode is simply not a great experience.
- GameSpot
December 16, 0201 | Full review
There are, however, likely to be some Nintendo fans annoyed by how far the roster skews towards a few key series.
- Digital Trends
July 25, 2019 | Full review
The whole Spirits thing is confusing
- Trusted Reviews
It is at this point that I must turn away from what makes Smash Ultimate an impeccable expression of the Smash series and toward the game’s side modes, which I’ve saved for last for a reason: They’re disappointing, bizarre, at...
- Kotaku
December 6, 2018 | Full review
With the exception of predictable performance issues online, Smash Ultimate stands out in every aspect.
- Tech Raptor
December 23, 2018 | Full review
Lacks proper online ranking tiers. No online tournament mode. Collectible spirits lack context and detail.
- PC Magazine
When one of the biggest complaints about a game might be the presence of too much quality content, it means the game is a resounding triumph.
- Bleacher Report
December 10, 2018 | Full review
The only things that mar the release of Smash Ultimate are the wholly inadequate network infrastructure Nintendo has provided for the game, which makes playing online an exercise in frustration, and the at times subpar AI.
- Game Revolution
Despite these few weak points in Ultimate‘s design, the game more than makes up for that in how it looks and plays.
- Dual Shockers
Ultimate’s new World of Light solo mode wisely doesn’t try to shoehorn platforming elements or push too far beyond the core of what Smash does best.
- Game Informer
Minor changes to the presentation feel out of place
- Games Radar
December 6, 2018 | Full review
Some minor flaws of with online multiplayer that can be fixed in future updates
- Gaming Trend
December 15, 2018 | Full review
Online, meanwhile, Smash Bros. is a bit on the laggy side, which doesn’t exactly provide the perfect parameters for the game's inherent fast pace and kinetic nature.
- Video Gamer
December 14, 2018 | Full review
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is a near-perfect entry in the series that’s held back by Nintendo’s dated approach to online play. It’s such a shame that Ultimate’s online modes are so hit-and-miss, because everything else about this game is excellent.
- Slash Gear
December 20, 2018 | Full review
Also—and this is owed more to Nintendo’s whole system than Smash Ultimate itself—but there’s no way to conveniently invite friends to games, or join Arenas they might be in; even the Nintendo App doesn’t help much.
- CGM
December 6, 2018 | Full review
Online play was effectively broken at launch with most fights becoming a complete lag fest and many features, like spectating, simply did not work.
- Geeks Under Grace
December 20, 2018 | Full review
Playing online was the only disappointing part of Smash Bros Ultimate. When it is smash or be smashed while playing online, smooth gameplay is needed.
- Pure Nintendo
Playing online is disappointing. Lag is a constant problem. Some matches are better than others, but most bouts will feel sluggish. Some will even suffer short freezes. Some lag is expected, but Super Smash Bros. Ultimate performs worse than most...
- Venture Beat
December 6, 2018 | Full review
I was disappointed when we learned that a decision was made to shelve Trophies, but, in their place, we have Spirits. These have been pulled from every series imaginable, and, currently, there are a staggering 1,297 Spirits that you can...
- Nintendo Insider
December 6, 2018 | Full review
However, I personally would have preferred to see a handful of the assist trophies swapped with the new playable fighters.
- Nintendo Enthusiast
December 10, 2018 | Full review
Connectivity is… well, it’s fine if you have a LAN adapter.
- Game Industry News
World of Light's difficulty is erratic at times.
- Gaming Union
There’s not much of a story in the game, but that is where adventure mode comes in.
- The Lantern
January 8, 2019 | Full review
Online features definitely require some fine tuning to make matchmaking a lot more seamless.
- Honey's Anime
December 9, 2018 | Full review

The Best Bang For Your Buck

PS4 Kingdom Hearts 3

Expert Summarized Score
8.5
19 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
8.9
2,104 user reviews
Our Take

What could be more fun than a Disney and "Final Fantasy" crossover game? PS4's "Kingdom Hearts 3" is as fun as ever, with new storylines, battles and worlds to keep fans interested. One of the best things about this edition is the full soundtrack of Disney songs that you can take with you on your smartphone.

What other experts liked
Disney and Pixar characters have engaging and memorable stories.
- GameSpot
January 30, 2019 | Full review
The Standard difficulty combat is mostly a breeze.
- Euro Gamer
Alongside its plot, one more aspect that defines the franchise is its combat. It’s what you’ll be engaging with most within gameplay, and so it’s a good job there’s a lot more to it than simply mashing the X button.
- Push Square
February 5, 2019 | Full review
The storylines are largely new.
- Digital Trends
Fast-paced combat that rewards flashy combos and swapping around various keyblades.
- WCCF Tech
February 11, 2019 | Full review
As far as fighting on the ground goes, you’ve got options. Combat is exciting and fast-paced, pitting you against multiple enemies at a time.
- Time
It’s impressive that the plot of Kingdom Hearts III should be so incomprehensible, given that the only thing the characters do, when they open their mouths, is attempt to advance it.
- Video Gamer
February 1, 2019 | Full review
The improvement in visual quality is clear right from the very start. The game looks crisp and refined. From character models to the environments, everything is crafted with great attention to detail.
- Dark Station
Along with the new engine also comes a revamped movement and combat system that genuinely results in the most satisfying combat ever in the series. Combos effortlessly string together, spells now home in on enemies, and the new shortcut menu makes encounters easier for both veterans and newcomers alike.
- Viewport Gaming
Beautiful environments, cutscenes, in-game action. So many things to do!
- Playstation Lifestyle
January 29, 2019 | Full review
Everything in Kingdom Hearts III is made bigger and better. The battling system, the worlds, the Gummi sections, the fanservice to Disney diehards — it’s all just larger than life versions of all the previous games.
- We Got This Covered
Speaking of Gummiships, the Gummiship system in Kingdom Hearts III is shockingly better than in previous games.
- Monster Vine
Main composer Yoko Shimomura's ability to capture Kingdom Hearts' emotional essence shines here yet again. The classic Disney music helps bring each world to life, and watching Sora explore Frozen while "Let It Go" plays makes me grin
- Game Informer
Unlocked frame rate makes everything smoother and more responsive
- Game Axis
February 4, 2019 | Full review
Variety of ways to fight, including several mechanics returning from spin-offs
- Shacknews
January 30, 2019 | Full review
It has beautiful graphics and soundtrack.
- Tech Raptor
I actually enjoyed the Gummi Ship for the first time in the entire Kingdom Hearts series.
- ING Middle East
What other experts didn't like
The overarching Keyblade War story is convoluted and difficult to follow.
- GameSpot
January 30, 2019 | Full review
What's perhaps most frustrating about Kingdom Hearts 3 is that it proves it's capable of cutting through the crap. There's a piece of pure visual storytelling late on that is comfortably one of the game's most moving moments - a gesture of friendship in dire circumstances that says so much...
- Euro Gamer
One unfortunate thing you will have to deal with is the Gummi Ship. Used to travel from world to world through space, you’ll have to put up with confusing menus, needlessly complex building interfaces, and frustrating battles that gate progression. It serves its purpose if you’re just looking to get...
- Push Square
February 5, 2019 | Full review
The gap between each world gums up the works a bit. Yes, I’m talking about the Gummi Ship, which makes an unceremonious return. Space combat is still rather boring.
- Digital Trends
Low difficulty level that's made even easier with Attractions and other special moves.
- WCCF Tech
February 11, 2019 | Full review
Newer additions to the gameplay mechanics, including the ballet-like Flowmotion, are too unreliable to use during fights, and only further expose the barrenness of the worlds. It feels like a step back from the responsive controls and lofty standards set by recently released titles like God of War or Marvel’s...
- Time
Too many leather jackets and zips
- Video Gamer
February 1, 2019 | Full review
The game’s pacing, however, is problematic. Kingdom Hearts III is oddly imbalanced as the plot is backloaded too much. While adventuring in Disney and Pixar worlds is fun and interesting, there’s nothing really happening plot-wise until the very last part. You could just skip to the last six hours of...
- Dark Station
As for the story itself, I won’t delve too much into specifics to avoid spoilers, but it unfortunately follows the series’ trend of opening many plot threads and not closing any of them until the last few hours of the game.
- Viewport Gaming
Will be very hard for new players to the series to jump in.
- Playstation Lifestyle
January 29, 2019 | Full review
It hasn’t been easy keeping track of the entire plot. I won’t delve into absolutely everything that has happened in the past.
- We Got This Covered
The extra content is of uneven quality, like minigames sometimes being too simplistic for their own good. I also wasn’t fond of the repetitive boss battles toward the end, since repeatedly facing similar foes is a tedious way to drag out the finale.
- Game Informer
Plot too complicated, depends on knowledge of past games.
- Game Axis
February 4, 2019 | Full review
Voice acting lines can sometimes sound wooden.
- Shacknews
January 30, 2019 | Full review
No final fantasy characters.
- Tech Raptor
Having been given so much time to ruminate, its specific resolutions aren’t all that surprising, but only a marginal impact is lost as a result.
- ING Middle East

Overall Product Rankings

1. Nintendo Switch Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Overall Score: 9.6
Reviews Included: 42

2. PS4 Kingdom Hearts 3

Overall Score: 9.4
Reviews Included: 22

3. PS4 Marvel’s Spider-Man

Overall Score: 9.0
Reviews Included: 39

4. XBOX ONE Mad Dog World War Z

Overall Score: 8.9
Reviews Included: 14

5. Nintendo Switch New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe

Overall Score: 8.7
Reviews Included: 53

6. PS4 Monster Hunter: World

Overall Score: 8.5
Reviews Included: 18

7. PS4 Metro Exodus: Day One Edition

Overall Score: 8.1
Reviews Included: 14

8. PS4 Days Gone

Overall Score: 7.7
Reviews Included: 46

9. XBOX ONE Far Cry New Dawn

Overall Score: 7.6
Reviews Included: 9

10. PS4 The Sinking City

Overall Score: 6.9
Reviews Included: 15

Our New Game Buying Guide

Whether you own a Nintendo, PlayStation or Xbox, picking a new game is always a challenge. There always seems to be an endless stream of games old and new, each just as appealing as the last. You may be constantly watching lists of new releases, trying to figure out which one will provide the best experience.

The first thing to consider is the type of gaming system you have. For those with a Nintendo Switch, the experience will be different than for gamers on an Xbox or PlayStation 4. When you’re in docked mode, that difference won’t be that noticeable. However, as soon as you start playing in handheld mode, you’ll notice how the gaming experience needs to be optimized for that format.

Another consideration is how important sharp, crisp visuals are to you. Most game developers will prioritize this, realizing that today’s gamers expect the best. Whether you’re swinging around New York City on a spiderweb or fending off zombies, a vivid, immersive environment is always a great touch.

That becomes a bit more challenging when you’re playing a classic game. It can be tough to balance the need for an updated look with the craving many gamers have for a classic gaming experience. This is particularly important if you’re playing a game that’s been around for a while, like “Super Smash Brothers.” The best games update the experience while still staying true to the original.

But no matter how a game looks, the thing that really makes a game a favorite is how long it stays interesting. Today’s newest games pack in plenty of new experiences and choices, ensuring that every time you sit down at your console, you head out on a new adventure. With each new release even of the most classic games, developers make sure that gameplay stays exciting long after that first session.

DWYM Fun Fact

“Super Smash Bros.” and “Kingdom Hearts” are both known as crossover games, a genre that blends characters and storylines from multiple games into one. Crossovers aren’t unique to video games. In fact, you’ll see them in books, movies and comic books. In video games, crossovers are believed to date back to 1988, when Battle Soccer combined characters from “Godzilla,” “Ultraman,” “Gundam” and “Kamen Rider.”

Today, crossovers are often seen when a company like Nintendo wants to combine characters from various games for promotional purposes, as is the case with the “Super Mario Bros.” crossovers like “Super Smash Bros.” But there are plenty of instances where characters across various properties come together in one game to attract the broadest range of fans.

The New Game Tips and Advice

  • Nintendo Switch’s “Super Smash Bros. Ultimate” brings the characters and gameplay you already know to the Nintendo Switch. New characters are mixed in with classics to make this game a blend of the familiar with today’s style of gameplay. New features include the World of Light campaign.
  • PS4’s “Kingdom Hearts 3” combines Disney and Final Fantasy for a thrilling game experience. The new release introduces mostly new storylines and improved battles and worlds.
  • Everyone knows Spider-Man from the comic books and movies. But PS4’s “Marvel’s Spider-Man (Insomniac)” remains true to the superhero you already know and love. Insomniac has built in plenty of character development for Peter Parker, balancing the dark and light tones of the storyline for a great game experience.
  • If a zombie story is more your style, Xbox’s “ONE World War Z” is the game to choose. This version of the game packs in plenty of gore, so it’s not for everyone, but if gruesome is your preference, you won’t be disappointed.
  • Playing games on mobile gaming systems can require a little bit of an adjustment, especially if you’re used to playing on a much larger screen. Nintendo Switch’s “Super Smash Bros. Ultimate” has been specially formatted for the Switch, but you may find that the many ideas, wishes and demands you’re given can be a bit overwhelming.
  • Responsiveness is always important in a game. You’ll find the controls on the Nintendo Switch’s “Super Smash Bros. Ultimate” are responsive, even if you’re at the beginner level. PS4’s “Kingdom Hearts 3” and Xbox’s “ONE World War Z” have responsive controls, as well.
  • Things can get a bit more complicated with PS4’s “Kingdom Hearts 3” when you’re on the Gummi Ship. The menus and building interfaces can be complicated and frustrating, so it may take some time and practice to get used to it.
  • Today’s gamers demand breathtaking visuals with their games. Nintendo Switch’s “Super Smash Bros. Ultimate” jumps off the screen, whether you’re playing in handheld or docked mode. The entire look of the game has been updated to honor the classic look of the game while refreshing it for today’s gamers.
  • PS4’s “Kingdom Hearts 3” also benefits from a complete update, with the end result being a crisper look with impressive attention to detail.
  • You’re likely already familiar with Spider-Man’s swings across New York City, and that’s exactly what you’ll get with PS4’s “Marvel’s Spider-Man (Insomniac).” You’ll enjoy realistic trips around Manhattan with plenty of jaw-dropping animations.
  • As intense as the action is with Xbox’s “ONE World War Z,” developers didn’t forget to pack in impressive visuals, including ensuring the game moves at a solid framerate.
  • One of the worst things that can happen with any new game is that it quickly gets boring. Nintendo Switch’s “Super Smash Bros. Ultimate” keeps you engaged by packing it with more than 70 characters. This is the biggest roster so far for a “Super Smash Bros.” game, promising to keep you entertained for a while. You also get a map with plenty of secret locations and homages to the classic game that will ensure you never get bored.
  • PS4’s “Kingdom Hearts 3” draws you in and keeps you engaged with battles. You’ll get fast-paced combat and plenty of different ways to fight to let you keep mixing things up long after you play the first game.
  • Among the many things keeping PS4’s “Marvel’s Spider-Man (Insomniac)” interesting for hours is the costume options. Each costume comes with its own powers, helping you try out different scenarios with each session.
  • If you like a little music with your gameplay, you’ll love the music options in PS4’s “Marvel’s Spider-Man (Insomniac),” which enhance your experience as you swing around the city. The music in Xbox’s “ONE World War Z” is also impressive. Disney fans will be especially interested in the classic Disney music featured in PS4’s “Kingdom Hearts 3.” Lastly, Nintendo Switch’s “Super Smash Bros. Ultimate” provides a soundtrack you can actually take with you. Look for a button in the Vault tab labeled Sounds, where you’ll find more than 800 musical tracks that you can load onto your smartphone to take with you.

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Stephanie Faris 

Stephanie Faris is a former information technology professional who spent most of her career working with computers and printers. Now a novelist and professional writer, her writings on electronics have been published on top tech sites. When she isn't writing about technology, she's often checking out the latest news on the upcoming iPhone release.