Destiny 2: The Final Shape is the culmination of 10 years of art, game design and an ambitious vision to create a universe rich in lore, action and epic, draw-dropping vistas. This multiplayer shooter from Bungie – the same video game studio that created Xbox’s original killer app, Halo – is one of the best free games to play right now, so anyone can step into the role of Guardian and start blasting on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC.

Destiny 2’s depiction of space is less of the unyielding void of hard sci-fi and more of an abstract, weird and wonderful backdrop. It’s a science fantasy universe that keeps you coming back, and will eventually pique your interest in its paid expansions. These include the evocatively titled and critically acclaimed The Witch Queen in 2022, and more recently 2023’s Lightfall. Both are chapters in the overarching Light and Darkness Saga, with the closing verse, The Final Shape, just released.