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    Prey – Game of the Month

    Prey, Injustice 2, Star Trek: Bridge Crew, and Friday the 13th. The thing these games have in common is that they were all released in May and were the primary considerations for our Game of the Month. It proved more difficult to select a winner than we might have initially anticipated, not because of the […] More

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    Persona 5 – Game of the Month

    The grab bag variety of game releases this April featured several high profile remasters with Mario Kart 8: Deluxe and Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition, as well as the Kickstarter-funded Yooka-Laylee from former Rare developers Playtonic. Without a doubt, however, Persona 5 takes the prize for our April Game of the Month. The Persona series has […] More

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    Horizon Zero Dawn – Game of the Month

    It seems that video game developers have conspired to make 2017 one of the strangest kind of hells for gamers, the kind of hell where so many awesome things are happening that it is just physically or monetarily (and temporally?) impossible to get around to everything. Quality video games have been coming lightning fast out of […] More

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    Resident Evil 7 – Game of the Month

    The Resident Evil franchise can be likened to an American kid going into middle school. It started 7th grade sure of itself as a survival horror game. He was the weird kid, but people seemed to accept him and actually even genuinely like him. Resident Evil 4 really hit its stride in high school, striking […] More

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    Super Mario Run – Game of the Month

    For some time in the game industry it has been a rather hushed suggestion that Nintendo should stop manufacturing consoles. By eliminating this costly production step, as the logic goes, they will be able to utilize their vast stable of massively recognizable mascots and franchises by licensing them out to other developers or developing games themselves for new […] More

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    Final Fantasy XV – Game of the Month

    December’s Game of the Month is ten years in the making: of course it’s Final Fantasy XV. FFXV began it’s life way back in 2006 as Final Fantasy Versus XIII. This was the same year Rockstar was sued over hot coffee, the Sims 2 was still getting expansion packs, we had just been introduced to Daniel Craig’s […] More

  • Mafia III is TSG's Game of the Month for October 2016

    Mafia III – Game of the Month

    At Top Shelf Gaming, one of our major criteria for Game of the Month is the splash a title makes in both the community and larger society, as well as its lasting impact. October ushered in the Fall gaming harvest with dozens of long-awaited games ripe for the picking. The bountiful crops included acclaimed sequels […] More

  • Recore is the game of the month for September 2016
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    Recore – Game of the Month

    Keiji Inafune, the creator of Mega Man, is losing his touch. His new company, Comcept, released Mighty No. 9 this summer, which, despite its universally negative reception, was awarded Top Shelf Gaming’s Game of the Month for July. While we don’t like to reward games that disappoint us, we choose the Game of the Month […] More

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    Pokemon Go – Game of the Month

    For years, millions of children dreamed of a world inhabited by the mysterious creatures known as Pokemon. Now 20 years after the release of the original Pokemon games for the Nintendo Game Boy, the world was introduced to the current phenomenon Pokemon Go, a mobile game by Google’s Niantic Labs. Pokemon Go, as if you […] More

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    Mighty No. 9 – Game of the Month

    Mega Man, first released in 1987 for the Nintendo Entertainment System, is one of the most beloved video game franchises of all time. The little azure robot has appeared in dozens of games since, including several spinoffs that were popular in their own right. Capcom, who owns the IP, hasn’t made a new Mega Man game […] More

  • Overwatch is game of the month for May
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    Overwatch – Game of the Month

    Every so often, a video game comes out that is so wildly popular that non-gamers regularly bring it up in a conversation before gamers do. That has been our experience with Overwatch, Blizzard Entertainment’s hero-based team shooter. It is a game that has dominated the internet since its release in the form of dank memes […] More

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