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4 awesome video games to play in January 2021

  • If you got a new XBox or PlayStation 5 for Christmas, here are some ideas for what to play next
  • From ‘NBA 2K21’ to the prequel to ‘Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild’, there’s something for every kind of gamer
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Each month, we pick four awesome games for you to play. This January, check out the latest major basketball title, or unleash your inner criminal lawyer.

NBA 2K21 Next Gen

NBA 2K21 is the first sports video game built for the new Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5. Photo: TNSThe first sports game in recent memory to deliver such realistic, unparalleled visuals and a stunning library of customisable modes. It’s a great game regardless, but what really sets it apart is what it looks like.

Read our review here and buy a copy here.

Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity

Photo: NintendoThe Nintendo Switch release introduces us to younger versions of favourite characters in the Zelda series, and instead of the exploration and clever puzzles of that franchise, offers a classic beat-’em-up style experience.

Read our review here and buy a copy here.

Immortals Fenyx Rising

Photo: Ubisoft/TNSIf you’re a fan of Zelda, but wish there were more fighting, this is definitely worth checking out. The ancient Greek setting is an added bonus.

Read our review here and buy a copy here.

Phoenix Wright

As a newly-minted lawyer whose mentor is murdered, you’ll be thrown off the deep end in your first few cases. And that’s where the fun comes in. As a player, anyway.

Read our review here and buy a copy here.

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