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Editors’ Choice: Why Celeste is One of the Best Games of 2018

Posted by on Jan 05, 2019

Celeste is a game about believing in yourself and the journey to discover what you are capable of.

While that may seem like quite the lofty statement for a 2D platforming game with a retro pixel-style aesthetic, being able to take away such an insightful and empowering feeling from a game is precisely what makes Celeste one of the best games of 2018.

Let’s start with the game itself. At its core, Celeste is a precision platformer where your eventual goal is to climb a mountain. Early on, you’re taught two moves: how to dash (press square and a direction), and how to wall climb (hold L2). The controls are snappy and fluid — at any given moment you feel in total control of your character. Jumping and dashing quickly become second nature, which is critical for game like this, because Celeste is hard.

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Players’ Choice December 2018 Winner: Just Cause 4

Posted by on Jan 01, 2019

Alright! December is out, January is in, and we’ve got one more poll in which we humbly request your participation.

I know we just asked you to vote in our annual Game of the Year awards, but do your old pal Justin a favor and help us crown a winner for December. The polls will close Sunday night, and next week we’ll tally up the votes and update this post with the winner. But hey, you know the drill by now!

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Players’ Choice November 2018 Winner: Spyro Reignited Trilogy

Posted by on Dec 03, 2018

Hot dog! Er, dragon. Spyro Reignited Trilogy is offcially the best new game of November 2018, according to the fine readers of PlayStation.Blog.

We saw some fierce competition this month, with the likes of Battlefield V, Hitman 2 and The Forest taking the first, second, and third runner-up spots, respectively.

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Players’ Choice October 2018 Winner: Red Dead Redemption 2

Posted by on Nov 01, 2018

Congratulations, Rockstar! Red Dead Redemption 2 trounced the competition in the polls for October, earning its place as the month’s best new game. Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 and Assassin’s Creed Odyssey each made a respectable showing, but not enough to take the top spot.

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September 2018 Players’ Choice Winner, Q3 Editor’s Choice Picks

Posted by on Oct 09, 2018

Editor’s Choice selections are hand-picked by editors of PlayStation.Blog and PlayStation Store, and we can heartily recommend that you add any or all of them to your collection.

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Polls Open: Players’ Choice September 2018

Posted by on Oct 01, 2018

It’s time! Cast your vote in the Players’ Choice poll for September and help decide the best new game of September 2018.

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August 2018 Players’ Choice Winner: Yakuza Kiwami 2

Posted by on Aug 31, 2018

The players have spoken, and the Dragon of Dojima has claimed the throne for August 2018.

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Players’ Choice July 2018 Winner: The Persistence

Posted by on Jul 31, 2018

Have you yet braved into the horrors of The Persistence? Seems a lot of PlayStation.Blog readers have! FireSprite’s impressive foray into VR earned them enough fans to secure the title of July’s Best New Game, followed by Banner Saga 3 and 20XX. Congratulations! Thanks to everyone who voted this month — let us know in […]

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