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Resident Evil 2 (2019) M

Raccoon City is under attack. A mysterious outbreak has transformed the population into ravenous zombies.  The story begins a week into the outbreak, most of the police are already dead, and supplies are few and far between.  Play as rookie police officer Leon Kennedy and college student Claire Redfield as they try to survive the night.

Each character has their own gameplay and storyline that unfolds as you explore the game.  The zombies are relentless, clever, and never as dead as they seem.  The majority of the game takes place in the Raccoon City police department and despite the relatively small map; it never feels repetitive or cramped.

Like many, I'm suffering from zombie fatigue, but this game reignited my fascination with the undead.  Originally released in 1998 for PlayStation, Resident Evil 2 is a staple in survival-horror video games.  Now remade, it is even better than before.  The graphics elevate the suspense and the updated mechanics allow for more control and realism. The puzzles are as tricky as ever and just as satisfying to solve as the first time around. Unfortunately, it still takes a ridiculous amount of ammo to take down zombies, so make sure to use it wisely!  Resident Evil 2 is available for checkout for PS4 and Xbox One.

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NieR: Automata (2017) M

nierautomataSet in the year 11945 AD after humanity was forced to flee to the moon after an invasion of machines from outer space, humans sent out a group of androids, YoRHa, to fight the war for them in order to recapture their home. 2B and 9S (two of these androids) encounter surprises from the machines that they never expected.

NieR: Automata is an action role-playing game brought to you by the same developer as Bayonetta and it definitely shows: dark themes, gorgeous visuals, fun characters, entrancing music, the works. If you’re new to the genre of action-RPGs, it’s highly recommended to play the game on beginner. The intro is very intense and can be difficult even on normal settings! If it gets too easy after that, feel free to change the difficulty at any time.

Check out the PS4 game today to help 2B and 9S fight back these machine invaders—for the glory of humankind.
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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Wii U) (2017)

Breath of the Wild is a great game for newcomers and old fans alike to the Zelda franchise. It’s an open world adventure (think along the lines of Skyrim) where you can spend time exploring the vast expanses of the land of Hyrule. Rush ahead to defeat Ganon or meander through the forests hunting or in search of hidden treasure. It’s your choice--your game, your decision! Are you up to the challenge to defeat Calamity Ganon and save Hyrule once again?
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Final Fantasy XV (Playstation 4 and Xbox One) (2016)

While Final Fantasy fans have been waiting for Final Fantasy XV for a long, long (really long) time, it was definitely worth the wait! It takes a break from the turn-based format that previous FFs have followed for an active-combat system. The world is also ginormous with plenty for new and old players alike to explore as you journey onward with Noctis and the boys. FFXV will be a road-trip that will stick with you for years to come. Check out this game for PS4 or Xbox One.
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Hyrule Warriors (2014) Nintendo 3DS & (2016) Wii U

hyruleDo you love the video games Dynasty Warriors and The Legend of Zelda? If so, then Hyrule Warriors may be the game for you! Even if you haven’t played all the Zelda games under the sun, the game does a great enough job of explaining things without huge spoilers for the games themselves. Never played Dynasty Warriors? No worries! The game does an excellent job of teaching beginners as well!

We have the game available in two formats: Wii U [note: title is hyrule warrior legends] and 3DS. It’s the perfect blend between the two game styles to take you on new adventures in Hyrule.
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The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (2011) Nintendo 3DS

zelda_ocarinatimeHey! Listen! Never had the chance to play Legend of Zelda: The Ocarina of Time when it was originally released for the Nintendo 64 in 1998? Do you happen to own (or can borrow from an awesome person) a Nintendo 3DS? If you answered “yes” to both of these questions, good news! We have it at the library!

Follow Link through time to save the world from destruction yet again with the help of your fairy companion Navi. Even those who played it originally will enjoy it with its updated graphics and handheld format to take with you anywhere. Are you ready to brave the dreaded Water Temple?
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