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The Baroque Beauty of Valkyrie Profile, Tri-Ace's Greatest RPG

Now 20 years old, Valkyrie Profile is one of the PlayStation's finest RPGs.

Nier Replicant's Remaster Will Arrive Next April

Rediscover where Nier started.

There's Never Been a Better Time to Be A Roguelite Fan

With Spelunky 2, Hades, Rogue Legacy 2, and more, it's clear we're in the golden age of roguelites.

Latest News

Doom Eternal Hits Game Pass Next Week, but Only for Xbox

It'll be the first Bethesda game there post-Microsoft acquisition, but PC players need to wait.

Among Us Developers Abandon Sequel Plans and Commit to Updating the Original

The trust-eroding streaming sensation will live on, just not by way of a new release.

I Am Dead, a New Annapurna Game About the Afterlife, Launches This October

The great beyond is full of cute puzzles, it seems.

Tribeca Film Festival Enlists Hideo Kojima and Other Industry Figures for New Video Game Award

The advisory board also includes Kiki Wolfkill, Sam Lake, and more.

Latest Articles

The Master Chief Collection in 2020: Passion, Tech Debt, and the Heartbeat of Halo Fandom

With today's release of Halo 3: ODST for PC, USgamer sits down with 343's Michael Fahrny to talk about the always improving (but not-yet perfect) Halo compilation.

Suikoden 2's Side Story Turns 20 Today, And So Does One of the Best Game Intros Ever Made

Happy 20th birthday to Suikogaiden, the blessed source of one of gaming's last anime attract modes.

Microsoft's Bethesda Acquisition Corners the Market on Legacy RPG Studios

ZeniMax Media, which includes Bethesda's studios, has been bought by Microsoft. What now?

Axe of the Blood God: Reacting to the Final Fantasy 16 Announcement

Harry Potter, Monster Hunter, and Final Fantasy 16 highlight a huge week for RPGs.

What's Your Favorite Nintendo 3DS Game?

COMMUNITY QUESTION | Now that the 3DS is officially no more, let's reminisce about our favorites on the portable platform.

Farewell: My 10 Favorite Articles From My Time at USG

I'm moving onto pastures new, so here's a look at my ten favorite articles I wrote while working at USgamer.

Face the Music: Confronting the End in Disco Elysium and Outer Wilds

”I learned a lot, by the end of everything.”

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Starting Screen | Super Mario 64 Remains the Best of the 3D Mario Games

An ode to Nintendo's pioneering platformer on the eve of the release of Super Mario 3D All-Stars.

Starting Screen | Activision Has Revived the Tony Hawk's Pro Skater Franchise, What's Next?

Can Activision keep up the momentum from Tony Hawk 1 + 2's positive reception?

Starting Screen | Scarlet Nexus Is An Accidental Metaphor for the Struggle of COVID-19

There's something eerily (if unintentionally) relatable about Bandai Namco's upcoming action RPG.

Latest Reviews

Super Mario 3D All-Stars Review: Familiar Roads Still Lead to the Stars

Super Mario 3D All-Stars is a good reminder how far and wide the 3D Mario games take us.

13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim Review: A Cruel Kaiju's Thesis

Vanillaware's latest is a twisty sci-fi melodrama, with a bland side of RTS.

Spelunky 2 Review: Whip it Good

A classic roguelike returns.

Tell Me Why: Chapter 3 Review: Facing the Facts

Dontnod's series concludes with a solid chapter.

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2 Review: Let's Ride

Vicarious Visions delivers an exhilarating, near-unbruised remake of Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 and 2.

Marvel's Avengers Review: The Civil War Within

The two sides of Marvel's Avengers fight each other, ultimately bringing down the entire adventure.

Tell Me Why: Chapter Two Review: High and Dry

Dontnod's middle act struggles to keep the momentum.

Paradise Killer Review: Love Dies

An island murder mystery where discovery is intoxicating, even if the climax falls flat.

Podcast

Axe of the Blood God Emergency Podcast: Analyzing the Bethesda Acquisition

Kat and Nadia react to Monday’s news.

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Ghost of Tsushima

Ghost of Tsushima Reveals Multiplayer Co-Op Mode Coming This Fall

Group up in teams of two or four players to take on supernatural enemies.

The 10 Gaming Trends That Need to Die on Next-Gen Consoles

The USG team has come together to talk smack about the trends we can't stand as we look ahead to the PS5 and Xbox Series X.

Ghost of Tsushima Players Take Over 1.5 Million Photos Every Day

Pretty incredible statistics for a great photo mode.

Yakuza Series Boss Heaps Praise Upon Ghost of Tsushima

Toshihiro Nagoshi says Ghost of Tsushima was so good that Japan should've made it.

Ghost of Tsushima Patch Expands Its Difficulty Range With Harder and Easier Options

Sucker Punch aims to help out the low and high end of Ghost of Tsushima players.

What We Want From a Ghost of Tsushima Sequel

Sucker Punch will probably revisit its ode to samurai culture, but should it?

Ghost of Tsushima Pretty Much Sums Up This Generation

Sucker Punch's open-world samurai game exemplifies a generation that's more about "what works" than genuine ambition.

Long Reads

Can We Please Talk About The Anime Dragon's Dogma Man's Bonkers Muscles?

Dragon's Dogma is an anime now, and it sure ain't pretty.

Star Renegades is a Hodgepodge Of Systems That Somehow Works in Harmony

There are a lot of meters, but it all somehow clicks.

Xbox's Cloud Gaming is a Glimpse of Microsoft's Infinite Xbox Future

Xbox Game Pass' cloud gaming is an excellent feature for Microsoft's streaming service.

The Recent PlayStation 5 Showcase Showed How Much Sony is Relying On the Past

While Sony plays its greatest hits, Xbox is setting itself up for the future.

In A Monster's Expedition, Getting Stuck on a Puzzle Isn't the End of the World

A Monster's Expedition is a charming and freeing open-world puzzle adventure that we can't stop playing.

With Launch Behind It, Riot is Already Looking Ahead to Valorant's Next Decade

Valorant Game Director Joe Ziegler talks new modes, player feedback, and being willing to disrupt the meta.

Super Mario Bros.'s Weird, Stark Instruction Booklet Is One of Gaming's Most Important Documents

The Super Mario Bros. instruction book was our key to the dark depths of the Mushroom Kingdom.

Samus Has a Bastard Space Son in a Weird Bit of Half-Canon Metroid Lore

Didn't like the story for Metroid: Other M? Here's something a little wilder.

Retro

Chip's Challenge Is Free on Steam, and It's Ready to Whip Your Flabby Brain Into Shape

Help Chip be cool in one of the most addictive puzzle games ever made.

Left 4 Dead 2 Is Getting a Massive Fan-Made and Valve-Approved Update

The Last Stand Update adds a new campaign and a whole lot more.

Quake's Soundtrack Just Got a Vinyl Remaster

Nine Inch Nails' classic tracks have been remastered for vinyl.

Role Playing Games

Baldur's Gate 3 Backs Up Its Early Access One More Week

Baldur's gonna be just a little late.

Former Skullgirl Devs Form Future Club, a New Worker-Owned Studio

The creatives behind Skullgirls are taking the wheel.

GhostWire: Tokyo and Deathloop Will Still Be Timed PS5 Exclusives, Phil Spencer Confirms

Bethesda's two timed Sony console launches will honor those commitments in the wake of Microsoft's acquisition.

What Obsidian Is Saying About Fallout: New Vegas 2 Now That Xbox Owns Bethesda

Bethesda and Obsidian are both Xbox studios now. Will our spurs jingle-jangle again?

Warner Bros. Distances Hogwarts Legacy From J.K. Rowling

With the Harry Potter creator facing criticism over views seen as transphobic, Warner is distancing its new game from Rowling.

Monster Hunter Stories 2 Lets You Raise a Rathalos Friend on the Switch

No sweetie, don't hurt the monster. Make nice with it. Niiiice monster.

A New Disgaea Is Coming to Nintendo Switch Next Summer

Time to make the numbers go up again.

Godfall Is a Day One Launch Title for the PS5

Gearbox's new looter-slasher launches on November 12.

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