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February is nearly gone. But you can still experiment with the month’s biggest video game releases.

‘Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League’ on PS5, Xbox Series X/S, and Windows (February 2) is still generating buzz online. Set five years after 2015’s ‘Batman: Arkham Knight,’ the game pits the Suicide Squad against the brainwashed members of the Justice League.

Audiences have criticized the story, gameplay, and microtransactions. Apparently, the notion of hunting down and killing your favourite superheroes does not appeal to hardcore DC fans. ‘Jujutsu Kaisen: Cursed Clash’ on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and Windows (February 2) has received equally unfavorable reviews.

The title recreates the events of the anime’s first season. Players take Yuji Itadori into battle against various curses. The multiplayer component allows players to select two fighters from a list of twelve. Gamers have criticized the ugly aesthetic, uninspired modes, and boring gameplay. But hey, give the game a shot.

Fortunately, ‘Helldivers 2’ on PS5 and Windows (February 8) has exceeded expectations. Unlike its predecessor from 2015 (Helldivers), the sequel is a third-person shooter, which adds a frenetic spark to the action.

The player is one of four soldiers sent to an alien planet and tasked with fighting through a wave of inhuman threats using everything from pistols and machine guns to flamethrowers and airstrikes. Reviewers have called the game ‘Cinematic,’ ‘Epic,’ and ‘Addictive’.

‘Persona 3 Reload’ on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and Windows (February 2) is a remake of ‘Persona 3’ from 2006. ‘Persona 5’ from 2016 was immensely successful. It also introduced many newcomers to the Persona series. ‘Reload’ follows a high schooler who returns to his home city after losing his parents to a car crash.

Eventually, he gains the ability to summon a Persona and joins other Persona users in their quest to defeat the shadows. ‘Reload’ is darker than some of the other games in the series. However, it also balances the occasionally grim outcomes with humour and a plethora of wholesome and heartfelt moments. The studio overhauled the graphics and integrated the newer features fans have come to associate with modern Persona games. Expect a brand-new set of in-class questions.

‘Foamstars’ is a PS Plus exclusive (February 6) set in the city of Bath Vegas. As the name and previous trailers revealed, two teams of four must fight each other using bubble guns designed to shoot bubbly foam.

You can surf on the foam to knock your opponents out of the arena after burying them in suds. While the gameplay is clearly enjoyable, players have criticized the aggressive monetization, uninspired solo missions, and bland aesthetic.

‘Final Fantasy VII Rebirth’ on the PS5 (February 29) is the second of the three planned remakes of 1997’s ‘Final Fantasy VII.’ Set immediately after the events of 2020’s ‘Final Fantasy VII Remake,’ ‘Rebirth’ follows Cloud Strife and a team of eco-terrorists as they attempt to disrupt Shinra’s efforts to drain the planet’s life energy.

Their adventure will set them on a collision course with Sephiroth, a legendary warrior previously presumed dead. Avid Final Fantasy fans will appreciate the open-ended environment, objective markers, and the Active-time Battle system they encountered in the 2020 game.

We can end on a nostalgic note with ‘Tomb Raider I-III Remastered’ on the PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and the Nintendo Switch (February 14). As the name suggests, this collection includes remastered versions of the first three Tomb Raider games.
Players can choose between original and enhanced graphics, as well as classic and modern control schemes. Although, if Ash Parrish from

The Verge is to be believed, Lara Croft’s movements still feel clunky and awkward. And that should do it for February. Happy gaming.

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