Caty McCarthy

Features Editor

Caty McCarthy is a former freelance writer whose work has appeared in Kill Screen, VICE, The AV Club, Kotaku, Polygon, and IGN. When she's not blathering into a podcast mic, reading a book, or playing a billion video games at once, she's probably watching Terrace House or something. She is currently USgamer's official altgame enthusiast.

@yumecaty

contact@usgamer.net

Eliza Review

Zachtronics, the developers of puzzle games such as Opus Magnum and Infinifactory, have a new... visual novel?

Wolfenstein: Youngblood Review

First we lay waste to Nazis with our A.I. sister, but now we've done so with actual other players too. Thus we've updated our review with a score!

Sea of Solitude Review

I'll send an SOS to the world.

Judgment Review

Tangle with the Tojo Clan again, but this time as a detective.

Life Is Strange 2, Episode 3 Review

This campfire needs more kindling.

BoxBoy + BoxGirl Review

The BoxBoy trilogy pulls an Uncharted 4 with yet another sequel.

Heaven's Vault Review

Digging up a long lost history.

Apex Legends Review

With the Battle Pass in full force, we figured it's time to finally review the biggest smash of the year.

Trials Rising Review

How many times did you ride? (A lot.)

Life Is Strange 2, Episode 2 Review

The Diaz brothers reunite with some old family.

Kingdom Hearts 3 Review

Kingdom Hearts 3 ushers a beloved series into a new generation, while wholeheartedly embracing its roots.

Persona 3: Dancing in Moonlight and Persona 5: Dancing in Starlight Review

Wake up, get up, get out on the dancefloor.

Tetris Effect Review

World of color.

Hitman 2 Review

The jetset life is gonna kill you.

Super Mario Party Review

My (Super Mario) party's on.

Life Is Strange 2, Episode 1 Review

From the mess to the masses.

The Gardens Between Review

Be kind, rewind.

Shadow of the Tomb Raider Review

Uncharted (3) territory.

Yakuza Kiwami 2 Review

There and back again, a Kazuma Kiryu tale.

Donut County Review

Lonely roaming hole.

We Happy Few Review

Lovely day for it?

Overcooked 2 Review

Got my grub on, but didn't pig out.

Mario Tennis Aces Review

At least we can count on one series to pay Waluigi his due.

Splatoon 2: Octo Expansion Review

And yes, it kicked my ass 'til the very end.

State of Decay 2 Review

Nothing goes together quite like zombies and math.

Forgotton Anne Review

In this enchanting animated adventure game, every forgotten sock, appliance, and thing we've ever once known gets a life of its own.

A Way Out Review

Flying the coop, with a pal and well-timed QTE at your side.

Where The Water Tastes Like Wine Review

With every step you take, every move you make, a Sting-voiced Wolf will be watching you.

Celeste Review: Mountains May Depart

In the new platformer from the creator of Towerfall, it's just you, a mountain, and a heap of anxiety.

Life Is Strange: Before the Storm Season 1 Review: Fire Walk With Me

Life Is Strange's prequel has wrapped up, and its domestic focus (mostly) pays off.

Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus Review: Nazi Punks Eff Off

To endure amongst the living.

Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony Review: The Good Times Are Killing Me

Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony is more of the murderous friendship building simulator you know and love.

Absolver Review: Prospects, Come out to Play

In the world of Absolver, no one wants to be your friend.

Life Is Strange: Before the Storm, Episode 1 Review: Better Off Just Being Dead

In the debut of Chloe's solo adventure, she finds herself with an unexpected companion.

Sonic Mania Review: Rolling Around at the Speed of Schmaltz

Sonic's first true 2D, pixelated outing since 2004's Sonic Advance 3 was well worth the wait.

Tacoma Review: Spacecation, All I Ever Wanted

Fullbright's long-awaited follow-up to Gone Home ups the intricate details, lowers the personal stakes.

Miitopia Review: Tomodachi Lite

Miitopia's charm wears out quick, and saves the best for last.

Pyre Review: Light My Fyre

From the creators of Bastion and Transistor comes a... visual novel RPG?

Splatoon 2 Review: Super Splatter Happy

Splatoon 2 is peak Splatoon.

Arms Review: Fists of Fury

Nintendo's new fighting game is charming, but a little too sparse.

Tokyo 42 Review: Assassins Dream of Electric Sheep (and Brutalist Architecture)

Welcome to the cyberpoppunk world of Tokyo 42, where death is an outdated concept. UPDATE: Now, with multiplayer thoughts!

Rime Review: No Rhyme or Reason

Tequila Works' third-person adventure game may be pretty, but its emotional core falls flat.

What Remains of Edith Finch Review

The house amid the thickets.

Puyo Puyo Tetris Review

Can Tetris and Puyo Puyo live in perfect harmony?

Full Throttle Remastered Review

Easy rider.

Thimbleweed Park Review

Ron Gilbert and Gary Winnick’s new point-n’-click adventure game is about, well, point-n'-click adventure games.

Persona 5 Review

A stylish victory.

Nier: Automata Review

Nier: Automata makes me feel so small, in the best of ways.

Horizon Zero Dawn Review

Guerrilla Games' new open world action RPG has robots, archery, sci-fi, and more. But is it good?