Pokémon Scarlet & Violet Guides
Gotta catch 'em all?
Welcome to our Pokémon Scarlet and Violet Full Walkthrough Guide hub! This Pokémon Scarlet and Violet Walkthrough — which includes the Full Paldea Pokédex, plus tips to conquer Victory Road and all gym leaders, the Path of Legends and all Titan Pokémon, and Starfall Street and Team Star — will guide you through the game...
All the current Pokémon Scarlet and Violet Mystery Gift codes
Mystery Gifts are returning for Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, and that means you'll be able to get various Poké freebies over the coming months (and years!). The Pokémon Company and Nintendo will be releasing various special distributions for the games to give fans unique rewards, and...
Victory Road, Path of Legends, or Starfall Street?
Pokémon Scarlet & Violet make a big change to the standard Pokémon formula — defeating all eight Gym Leaders is no longer the only task you need to take on. As soon as you reach Mesagoza and start attending the Naranja/Uva Academy, you'll be given three separate paths to take... take on the...
How to get eggs
For the first time in a Pokémon game, breeding is a little bit different in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet. With no Daycare Center in the Paldea region, budding Pokémon breeders will need to find a new place to help get their IV-perfect Pokémon. In this guide, we cover every aspect of how you breed Pokémon in Gen 9's new Pokémon...
How to become a Champion Pokémon Trainer
All Pokémon available in the Paldea Region
How to get these version-exclusive Pokémon
Yes, you can take off the hat
How to beat The False Dragon Titan
Bayonetta 3 Guides
A 100% completion guide to Bayonetta 3
Welcome to our Bayonetta 3 Full Walkthrough Guide hub! This Bayonetta 3 Walkthrough, which includes all collectibles, will guide you through the game, chapter by chapter, showing you the location of every hidden item. We awarded the game 10/10 in our Bayonetta 3 review, describing it as "a stunning return for...
Every Umbran Toad, Cat and Crow in the game
Hello there and welcome to our Bayonetta 3 walkthrough guide where we'll be walking you through every chapter in the game as well as showing you the locations of every collectible, including Umbran Tears of Blood, Figure Boxes, Echoes of Memory,
Great Walls of Fire
Welcome to chapter 4 of our Bayonetta 3 walkthrough guide. Let's waste no time in jumping right into the mix here as Bayo heads to China for a feast of fighting and a ton of collectible goodies. Bayonetta 3: Chapter 4 - World's Apart Walkthrough - All Collectibles: Bewitchments Enter the lotus field in Ginnungagap - During...
The Sands of Time
Welcome to chapter 7 of our full Bayonetta 3. It's time for some hot desert hijinks with plenty of big battles, puzzles and collectibles for us to get our hands on. Bayonetta 3: Chapter 7 - Burning Sands Walkthrough - All Collectibles: Bewitchments Touch a Cheshire mirage 3 times while wandering the desert - In the opening...
Find all three keys to open the Old Picture Book
Forever Blowing Bubbles
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Guides
Get that boost with our expert tips
Whether you're entirely new to Mario Kart 8 Deluxe or an old veteran from the Wii U original, the game has plenty of tricks worth knowing in order to ensure those podium finishes. Some of them are old methods that Mario Kart veterans will already know, but adjusted physics and mechanics in the Deluxe edition also...
More data than you can throw a shell at
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is easy to pick up, but difficult to master. For all that is good about it, and believe us there's plenty, the game isn't very good at explaining what its various stats mean, and more importantly how they affect your chances of victory. Fortunately, we're here to help you make sense of it...
Everything you need to know about Mario Kart 8's expansion
Nintendo has finally released DLC for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, which is officially the best-selling Switch game with 43.35 million copies sold at the last count. By the time it's finished,
"I'm using motion controls!"
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is the most popular game on Nintendo Switch, no doubt partly due to the fact that it caters to players of all levels. Pro players with Jedi reflexes can compete in 200cc, while there are various speed classes and assists to help all racers have fun. Players of all levels can find a comfortable...
Including that one you need to unlock
You have to download it manually
For defence, offence and just downright mischief
You want Sonic in the game, right?
Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Guides
Heroes, skills, classes, cards, coins, unique monsters and more chronicled
Welcome to our Xenoblade Chronicles 3 walkthrough and guides hub. This third numbered entry in the Xenoblade Chronicles series is bigger and better than ever, an enormous 100-hour+ epic with a huge map to explore, friends to meet, and enemies to best in series-best combat...
Warning: There are major spoilers for Xenoblade Chronicles 3 ahead. As you play through Xenoblade Chronicles 3's campaign, take on specific hero and side quests, gather information at colonies and explore the enormous world of Aionios, you'll discover and unlock a bunch of brand new heroes to aid you in your Ouroboros journey. In...
Unite the clans!
'Uniting The Seven Nopon' is a quest that you'll get served up quite late into Xenoblade Chronicles 3 and it charges you with finding and speaking to a handful of Nopon who wield Ultimate Hammers before reuniting them in order to unlock the ability to upgrade your weapons. Sweet! But where are all of these elusive Nopon? Well,...
All Unique Monster locations with maps
Hello, and welcome to our ongoing guide to every Unique Monster location in Xenoblade Chronicles 3. There's a ton of these massive beasts to find and fight in Monolith Soft's latest adventure — somewhere in the region of around 140 — and plenty of them are super-tough to locate, hidden away in secret areas...
Every Unique Monster in Fornis, with maps
Every Unique Monster in Cadensia, with maps
How to find every Ferronis Hulk in the game
How much do you need to know before diving into Monolith Soft's latest adventure?
Every Unique Monster in Pentelas, with maps
Disney Dreamlight Valley Guides
Everything you need to make your dreams come true
Disney Dreamlight Valley is a life sim game featuring a large number of characters from across the Disney universe. It launched in 2022 and has received regular updates ever since, with new characters, quests, and mechanics being added to the game. In this Disney Dreamlight Valley walkthrough, which...
Update: Entering the Valley on 6th December
If you've played Disney Dreamlight Valley, you'll have seen the sneaky appearance of a tiny plastic space ranger that may have perplexed you. After all, Buzz, Woody, and pals aren't actually in the game yet — but they appear on the title splash screen and in the opening cinematic! Surely the Toy Story...
Isn't it good, Norwegian wood?
Some of Disney Dreamlight Valley's quests are downright diabolical when it comes to how many materials they require. Some of them ask for Hardwood — a material that's particularly hard(wood) to find! Whatever the reason you need a ton of Hardwood, we've got you covered. Here's our guide on where to find it, and how...
Channel your inner Snow White
Disney Dreamlight Valley's biomes are full of adorable, Disney-themed critters to befriend and tame. Some of them are trickier than others, though — and that's why we have this handy guide ready for you to help you figure out what it is these animals want. How to feed and befriend critters - Types, Favourite Foods,...
The right tool for the right job
The best recipes to sell and eat
For Moana and Maui's quests
How to restore the Pillar of Nurturing
Home sweet (expensive) home
For Moana and Maui's quests
Pokemon Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl Guides
How to catch 'em all, again!
Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl on Switch take players back to the Sinnoh region first seen on Nintendo DS in 2006. This region is also be the setting for the prequel adventure Pokémon Legends: Arceus, so these Generation 4 remakes are a great introduction to the Sinnoh Pokédex for new players. Pokémon...
All current Pokémon BDSP Mystery Gift codes
Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl retells the story of the Pokémon series' fourth-generation games that originally debuted on Nintendo DS. With a new set of games comes a new bunch of Mystery Gift codes – special items that can be downloaded via the internet in-game – and this guide is...
Where to find the Defog HM in Sinnoh
Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl on Nintendo Switch let fans head back to the Sinnoh region for the first time in since the original games on Nintendo DS. While the Sinnoh games are famous for a lot of things, the sheer number of HMs that the game offers is certainly one of the most contentious. While...
And exclusive Legendaries, too!
Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl launch exclusively for Nintendo Switch on Friday 19th November and just like all main series games, the first decision players need to make isn't which Starter Pokémon to choose, but which version to actually buy. In these games, which serve as remakes of the original...
Born to be a winner, born to be a Champion
How to get two iconic Gen IV Pokémon
The theory of Eeveelution
How to get two mythical Pokémon in BDSP
Mr Lova Lova is back
Metroid Dread Guides
How to become a ZDR superstar
Hello and welcome to our Metroid Dread walkthrough and guides hub where we'll be helping you get your armoured hands on all of Samus Aran's various abilities and power-ups as well as taking a look at some boss battle and E.M.M.I. strategies to help make your adventure a little smoother. We've also detailed where you...
From where you've just got the Grapple Beam we're now going to make quite a few quick jumps of location, first to Dairon and then on to a new area, Ferenia, where we've got some backstory to get filled in on. Starting out from the statue room where you picked up the Grapple Beam head right, retracing your steps and using your new...
Getting into the swing of things
Now that we've got the Speed Boost ability we need to use it a couple of times as we make our way up from the E.M.M.I. area in which we retrieved it to Dairon's yellow teleporter, which is located in the north east of the region, right beside the save station, as shown in our map below. Once you make your way up...
Shine bright, Samus!
As you progress through Metroid Dread you'll gain the Speed Boost ability, which lets Samus mow through enemies and structures like some sort of human missile. As part of this ability she is also able to "Shinespark". By holding down on the 'L' stick whilst in Speed Boost mode, Samus will glow purple and she can now stop...
Pokémon GO (Mobile) Guides
Everything you need to know about Pokémon GO
Pokémon GO may be over five years old now, but it's still as popular as ever, pulling in millions of fans every year thanks to its unique brand of AR-based outdoor action. As you might imagine, we've built up an impressive selection of guides and hints since it launched, which you can gaze upon below...
A legendary evolution
The latest season in Pokémon GO, The Season of Light, has seen a running Special Research Quest in the form of 'A Cosmic Companion'. This research starts with earning you a Cosmog Pokémon and develops into the chance to evolve it into one of two Gen VII legendaries, Solgaleo or Lunala. Unlike a regular evolution, Cosmoem has...
We rank the strongest Eevee evolutions, and how to get them
Eevee is one of the Pokémon franchise's most beloved Pocket Monsters. But all Eevee evolutions are not created equal. Each of Eevee’s eight evolutions has different stats and weaknesses. Knowing these will help you choose what to keep from your Eevee haul. All eight 'Eeveelutions' are...
Special buddy tasks, using lure modules and walking to evolve your Pokémon
Scraping together enough candy to evolve a new Pokémon can be a grind. But to bring more fun to filling your Pokédex, a handful of creatures need a little extra attention before they’ll blossom into their next form. Evolving Pokémon using items has always been part of...
Scarce Pokémon you can get right now, plus the rarest catches from 5 years of Pokémon GO
Six options, but which is king?
How to get the most out of Pokémon GO’s monthly Community Day events
A mega masterclass in mega evolutions and the rewards for having a mega Pokémon. Mega!
Best Games By System
As ranked by you lovely people
The Nintendo GameCube launched in Japan in September 2001 and a couple of months later on 18th November in North America. Unlucky Europeans wouldn't get their hands on it until the following year, but the wait was worth it for one of the best-looking video game consoles of all time. The NGC (sorry, GCN) is a beautiful,...
The Top 50 GBA games ever, as ranked by you
The Game Boy Advance celebrated the 20th anniversary of its Japanese debut on 21st March 2021. Nintendo's first true successor to the original Game Boy line (the Game Boys Pocket and Color notwithstanding), the GBA in all its forms — original horizontal console, clamshell SP model, and ludicrously small...
As ranked by you
Today marks 10 years since the launch of the Wii U in North America. As we look back and collectively take stock of a pretty eventful and turbulent decade, we're republishing this Top 50 article in celebration of a console for which we've still got a lot of affection. Remember, this ranking is based on each game's User Rating in...
As voted for by you
This ranked reader-voted list of the 50 best Nintendo DS games is governed by Nintendo Life User Ratings and can change depending on those scores. Feel free to rate your favourites and, perhaps, rejig the ranking below. Enjoy! One of the joys of Nintendo's Switch is how it marries the company's home console heritage with its...
Animal Crossing: New Horizons Guides
Bugs! Fish! Tools! Bells! Blathers!
UPDATE: We're adding new guides for the free 2.0 update and the Happy Home Paradise DLC — find new and updated guides in bold in the relevant sections below! Animal Crossing: New Horizons slowly but surely took over many of our lives –
Updated with new recipes!
Cooking has been a long requested feature in Animal Crossing and it's now a feature of Animal Crossing: New Horizons on Switch. In this guide we'll take you through the basics of cooking and give you a full list of all cooking recipes in New Horizons. We're digging into all of the delicious recipes and ingredients added in...
Pick out the real deals from the fakes, cousin
Pre-launch, there was much speculation that wily art dealer Crazy Redd would be selling his wares in Animal Crossing: New Horizons and following update v1.2.0, Crazy Redd returned along with the ability to expand your
How to move Animal Crossing islands and residents between two Switches
The ability to transfer Animal Crossing: New Horizons resident and save data from one Nintendo Switch was a much-requested feature and finally arrived in late-2020. It's not the simplest process, but if you follow the steps you'll have your precious island transferred to a new...
Written in the stars - and Isabelle's evaluation notes
All the fishy facts you need to complete your Critterpedia