Kat Bailey

Editor in Chief

Kat Bailey is a former freelance writer and contributor to publications including 1UP, IGN, GameSpot, GamesRadar, and EGM. Her fondest memories as a journalist are at GamePro, where she hosted RolePlayer's Realm and had legal access to the term "Protip." She is USgamer's resident mecha enthusiast, Pokemon Master, and Minnesota Vikings nut (skol).

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Wargroove Review

Chucklefish Games repurposes a classic tactics formula while throwing in a few tricks of its own. Our full review.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Review

Nintendo returns with the most overwhelmingly epic Super Smash Bros. to date.

Battlefield 5 Review

Battlefield's traditional strengths are prominent as ever in the franchise's return to World War II, but it's not without a few missteps.

Valkyria Chronicles 4 Review

Sega makes a proper return to the battlefield after more than a decade of waiting. Our full review of Valkyria Chronicles 4.

Forza Horizon 4 Review

Microsoft's flagship racer adds seasons amid its shift to the UK, but does it match the high bar set by its predecessor? Our full Forza Horizon 4 review.

NBA 2K19 Review

Is NBA 2K19 more than the sum of its microtransactions? Our full review.

NHL 19 Review

EA's hockey sim goes casual with World of Chel, but the gameplay is where it shines this year.

PES 2019 Review

Remarkable on the field, but remarkably dated off it.

The Messenger Review

The best retro tribute since Shovel Knight.

Madden 19 Review

A brand new season is upon us. Our full review.

MLB The Show 18 Review

REVIEW | Baseball is back! But does MLB The Show 18 hold up? Our full review.

Ni No Kuni 2 Review

Ni No Kuni returns with a new storybook RPG. Our full review.

Star Wars Battlefront 2 Review: EA Goes to the Dark Side

Is EA's new shooter more than the sum of its microtransactions?

Xbox One X Review: Our Verdict on Microsoft's Premium Console

Microsoft's newest Xbox is the most powerful console ever, but does it get our recommendation?

FIFA 18 Review: The More Things Change...

It's a polishing year for FIFA; but after a couple rough entries, that's a good thing.

NBA 2K18 Nintendo Switch Review: The Price of Ambition

Is NBA 2K18 worth getting on Switch? Depends on what you're willing to put up with this year.

Metroid: Samus Returns Review: A Near Perfect Remake of an Underappreciated Gem

At long last, Samus is truly back.

Hey! Pikmin Review: A Classic Strategy Game Becomes an Adequate Puzzle Platformer

Our review of Captain Olimar's transition to the puzzle platforming genre.

Nintendo New 2DS XL Review: The 3DS Model You Should Own

The 2DS hardware refresh sacrifices 3D for a much more attractive design.

Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age Review: A Near Perfect Remaster of an Underappreciated Gem

Time to give Final Fantasy XII some of the love it deserves.

Episode Prompto Neatly Encapsulates Everything That Works and Doesn't Work in Final Fantasy XV

And it fixes Final Fantasy XV's Scrappy in the process.

Valkyria Revolution Review: War Crimes

Sega's Valkyria Chronicles revival is a disappointment.

Ever Oasis Review: A Sweetly Satisfying Little RPG

Town-building and dungeon crawling exist in harmony in this charming action RPG by the director of Secret of Mana.

Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia Review: Faithful to a Fault

A refreshingly inventive take on Fire Emblem is partly undone by poorly-balanced difficulty.

MLB The Show 17 Review

Some things never change.

Mass Effect: Andromeda Review

When strange new worlds aren't strange enough.

What is the Best Fallout 4 DLC? Rating Far Harbor, Nuka-World, and the Rest

Now that all of the Fallout 4 add-ons are out, here are the essential purchases for the fans.

Steep PlayStation 4 Review: Not the SSX Successor You're Looking For

Lots of potential, flawed execution.

Final Fantasy XV PlayStation 4 Review: End of the Road

It's finally here, but is it good?

Dark Souls 3: Ashes of Ariandel DLC Review: Frozen Beauty

Dark Souls 3's first major DLC release is shorter than you might expect, but still a strong release.

Battlefield 1 Xbox One Review: The Cavalry's Here

Does a new setting elevate DICE's venerable shooter?

Pro Evolution Soccer 2017 PS4 Review: The Best Soccer Game... With Caveats

Fantastic gameplay helps PES overcome its numerous disadvantages.

FIFA 17 PlayStation 4 Review: The Journey Begins

EA Vancouver introduces some pretty significant new features in their flagship sports sim. Are they successful?

NBA 2K17 PlayStation 4 Review: Practice Makes Perfect

Visual Concepts' basketball sim remains the bar to which all other sports games aspire.

Halcyon 6: Starbase Commander PC Review: A Flawed But Promising Space Sim

Halcyon 6 doesn't quite live up to its immense promise out of the gate, but it's on its way.

Madden NFL 17 Review: Another First Down

Smart but subtle additions rule the day in the latest edition of EA's football simulator.

NHL 17 Xbox One Review: Neutral Zone Trap

EA's hockey sim finds itself in a bit of a creative rut with this year's entry.

Fallout 4: Nuka-World DLC Review: Empty Calories

Fallout 4's final piece of DLC reflects the game's broader weaknesses.

No Man's Sky PlayStation 4 Review: Over the Rainbow [Update: Final Thoughts and Score]

Kat shares her thoughts on the first several hours of No Man's Sky.

Grand Kingdom PlayStation Vita Review: Just Short of Greatness

A clever and very attractive tactics RPG that is nevertheless missing that certain something.

WarCraft Movie Review: Fantasy Origin Story

Blizzard's first film is the fantasy equivalent of a superhero origin story, with all that entails.

Overwatch PC Review: Cheers, Love. The Cavalry's Here

We dig into Blizzard's first foray into the first-person shooter genre.

Total War Warhammer is the Creative Refresh the Series Needs

Kat explores the new Total War game launching on May 24 and likes what she finds.

Far Harbor Caps a Solid Initial Run of DLC for Fallout 4

Good DLC for an RPG is never easy, but Fallout 4's add-on content has been mostly on the mark. Plus: Extended thoughts on the first half of Far Harbor.

In Case You Missed It: Galak-Z's The Void Makes a Great Shooter Even Better

Galak-Z's free DLC is now available offering even more incentive to check out 17-Bit's unique shoot 'em up.

Battleborn PC Review: Melting Pot

What happens when Battleborn tries to combine the FPS and MOBA genres? A mess.

Star Fox Zero Wii U Review: Open the Wings

The motion controls actually work pretty well, but Star Fox Zero still leaves something to be desired in other areas.

MLB 16 The Show PlayStation 4 Review: Building a Diamond Dynasty

Sony's baseball sim has its share of improvements across the board, but the bulk of this year's attention is devoted to the card-collecting mode.

Pokkén Tournament Wii U Review: A New Arena

Does Bandai Namco's fighting game spinoff live up to its namesake?

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