Leah Donato-List Writer

Leah Donato

List Writer

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About Leah Donato

Having been a huge fanatic of video games ever since she first got a PS3 at ten years old, Leah Donato is a creative and passionate writer who engrosses herself into writing about all things entertainment; more specifically, she has a knack for writing about her extensive knowledge and admiration for the video game industry. As a film school graduate with a minor in writing, Leah is well-versed in having experience within the writing world (and creating content) under her belt. Before DualShockers, Leah worked as an Entertainment Writing intern at Hollywood Insider, where Leah would mainly enjoy writing about the latest news on the gaming and film industry. Besides writing, Leah spends most of her time reading, playing obscure and indie video games, and watching films that inspire her. Alongside such, she also has a notable obsession with both the “Dragon Age” and “Dark Souls” video game series.

Favorite Games and Genres

Leah's favorite games include Silent Hill 3, Fatal Frame 2: Crimson Butterfly, Dragon Age: Origins, and Dark Souls 3. Her favorite genres mainly revolve around survival horror and immersive RPGs.

First Game Console and Preferred Platforms

Leah's first game console was the PlayStation 3, and she continues to prefer playing PlayStation consoles to this day. She also adores playing on the PC as well.

Industry Focus

Leah has a passionate focus on writing about the video game industry. One day, she'd love to write a story for indie video games that inspire and entertain audiences for the better.

Latest Articles

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10 Best PS1 Games That Never Left Japan

These PlayStation 1 games never left Japan, but they still offer some unique (and unsettling) experiences for gamers on the hunt for something new.

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10 Best Original Xbox Horror Games

The original Xbox was a record-breaking titan, and it was also home to some amazing horror games.

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10 Best JRPGs On The Nintendo Switch

Looking to crack open a JRPG on your Nintendo Switch? We've got a full roster of winners for you to look over right here!

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10 Best Video Game Heroes, Ranked

Heroes capture our hearts and minds. These are the greatest heroes in gaming.

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Metroid: 10 Hardest Bosses In The Franchise, Ranked

Love a good boss fight? These are the hardest bosses in the Metroid series.

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10 Best Tactical RPGs, Ranked

Do you love tactical RPGs? Well, these are the very best.

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10 Greatest Horror Games That Never Left Japan

There are several cult-classic horror video games that stayed exclusive for Japan; here are some of the best ones.

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10 Best PlayStation JRPGs Of All Time, Ranked

Looking to dive into the world of PlayStation JRPGs but don't know where to start? We have the answers right here!

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10 Best Games Where Choices Matter

These hoice-driven story games let you explore multiple perspectives of a story while delivering a unique experience with each playthrough.

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10 Best Cat-Themed Games

These cat-themed games are sure to deliver the purrfect heartwarming, cozy game experience you are looking for.

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13 Best PS2 Horror Games, Ranked

PS2 is known for its wide collection of horror games, but these are some of the best and most well-known classics to arrive on the platform.

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13 Best PlayStation 3 Horror Games, Ranked

Still rocking with the PS3? Then you'll want to make sure you've checked out these horror games.

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10 Best Games To Play If You Love Resident Evil 4

Resident Evil 4 offers an iconic survival horror experience. If you're looking to scratch a similar itch, you have to check out these other games!

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15 Best Survival Horror Games, Ranked

From Resident Evil 2 Remake to The Last Of Us, here are some of the very best survival horror games ever made.

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Elden Ring: 13 Rarest Items In The Game, Ranked

Elden Ring has a massive world that is full of unique items & weapons. Here are some of the rarest ones you should definitely look for in the game.

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10 Best Video Game Set Pieces Of All Time, Ranked

Which of these iconic moments in gaming is your favorite?

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10 Best First-Person Shooters Of All Time, Ranked

Which of these classics will come out on top?

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10 RPGs With The Best Character Customization

Do you enjoy spending hours getting your character just right? Then these are the RPGs for you.

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10 Best Final Girls From Horror Movies

A familiar trope in the horror movie genre is the final girl—the last one standing. This list breaks down the best and most iconic ones in the genre.

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Dark Souls 3: 10 Best Armor Sets, Ranked

Dark Souls 3 provides many incredible armor sets, both new and classic sets from previous games in the series. This list breaks down the best.

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