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5 games to play that are not Zelda

5 games to play that are not Zelda

God of War Ragnarok

Look, the Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is an amazing game. But if you don't have a Nintendo Switch — and don't feel like getting your hands on one for now, especially with rumors of a hardware refresh next year — you can still fire up your other consoles or PC to get your gaming going. Here are some great games to help you scratch that Zelda itch till then.

God of War Ragnarök

God of War Ragnarok
Credit: Sony Interactive Entertainment

God of War Ragnarök fine-tunes the gameplay of 2018's God of War, introduces new, more diverse environments, and adds more variety in enemies. Basically, there's more of everything. But that same blend of high-octane action sequences and solid character development mean that Ragnarök is one of the games you have to play for sure.

Elden Ring

Elden Ring
Screenshot by Vincent Chang/Can Buy or Not

Elden Ring is everything fans of FromSoftware's Soulsborne games have been hoping for since its reveal back in 2019. The developers have created a fantasy world brimming with mystery, wonder, and danger. I haven't had so much fun in an open world game since Skyrim. It's the Breath of the Wild moment for the Soulsborne games, which have become a genre of their own. For fans, it's a must-buy and their game of the year. Meanwhile, those who are new to these games, which are known for their difficulty, will find Elden Ring the most newbie-friendly of them all.

Horizon Forbidden West

Horizon Forbidden West
Credit: Guerrilla Games

If you want to make a sequel bigger and better, Horizon Forbidden West is exactly how to do it. The follow-up to Horizon Zero Dawn (2017) introduces a new map, more machine monsters, a huge skill tree, and new movement tricks. Best of all, it addresses issues with the original game, and makes exploring a lot more fun. After all, if you have to save the future world again, you'll want it to be spectacular.

Star Wars Jedi: Survivor

Star Wars Jedi: Survivor
(Credit: EA)

The sequel to Jedi: Fallen Order, Star Wars Jedi: Survivor delivers a great story, lots of lightsaber and force action, and moments of exuberant glee. There's no doubt that Respawn has made a game that Star Wars fans will love, but performance on PC is poor even with a high-end system. Respawn is aware, and has already released patches to help address some of these issues on PC and consoles.

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Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered

Marvel's Spider-Man Remastered
Credit: Sony

Swinging around in New York City as a spider-themed superhero on your PC is a lot of fun, but doing it on a dual- or triple-screen set up is probably even better. Marvel's Spider-Man Remastered port for the PC lets you do all this, and even supports the PlayStation DualSense controller, as well as Xbox ones, too. Sure the world isn't as vast as the other games listed above, but you get to swing through a modern city in all of its glory.


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