Best overall game

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Beyond: Two Souls

Critics say this plays more like an interactive movie than a video game with its simplistic controls, but nearly all gamers agree that Beyond: Two Souls sets a new benchmark for graphics quality in video games.

The intense storyline and deep development of the protagonist - a girl born linked to a spirit - make this a must-play for anyone who appreciates a good yarn.

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Bioshock Infinite

In this third instalment of the franchise, you are catapulted up to the floating city of Columbia 1912.

Neo-classical buildings built on giant reactors and suspended by self-sustaining balloons are set against a vivid blue sky dotted with pearly white clouds.

Intense battle gameplay, a huge arsenal of weapons and magic to wield guarantee this title a soft spot in the hearts of gamers.

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Grand Theft Auto V

In GTA V, you play three criminals at the same time, instead of just one.

With its vast open game world, myriad playable activities, pulsating gameplay and endless replayability, GTA V is possibly the most successful game of last year, hitting over US$1 billion (S$1.23billion) in sales globally in just the first threedays of launch.

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The Last Of Us

The Last Of Us is a powerful storyteller with an engaging plot that keeps you going.

In addition, this game also has the good old elements of shooting, bashing, avoiding, outsmarting and defeating enemies.

Packing in elements of survival horror ala Resident Evil, the stealth of Metal Gear Solid and Splinter Cell, and narrative techniques of Alan Wake and Heavy Rain, The Last Of Us is a masterpiece that is stronger than its parts and the kind of exclusive Sony can be proud of.

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Tomb Raider

Lara Croft's latest outing is also an origins story that takes players to what is supposedly her first outing as an archaeologist.

Armed with only a bow and arrows in the beginning, she soon gathers a bigger arsenal.

Realism is the word here. Much effort has been invested in the look and feel of the island, from the dark blood-soaked underground strewn with bodies, to its apex where Lara ziplines over the ancient ruins.

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