Nier: Automata

Nier: Automata Review

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

7 Games to Play After Watching Neon Genesis Evangelion on Netflix

Grab a glass of Tang and play these classic games after watching Evangelion on Netflix.

Nier: Automata Fan Art Forces Elon Musk Off Twitter

Elon Musk felt the weight of the world.

Astral Chain is a New Platinum Action Game From the Designer of Nier: Automata

Hideki Kamiya is supervising the project as well.

Devs Choose Their Favorite PlayStation 4 Games, and They're Pretty Much What You'd Expect

Yakuza? Celeste? Dragon Quest? Where aaaare yoooou?

PS4 Sales Begin to Show Signs of Decline After Massive Success

Sony's PlayStation division thrives.

PSN Golden Week Sale Offers Big Discounts on Hits like Monster Hunter: World, Nier, and Yakuza

Big discounts on some of the best Japanese games on the PlayStation.

"It Felt More Like Hell Than Success:" A Nier: Automata Postmortem

From booze to canned ideas, we spoke to writer and director Yoko Taro and PlatinumGames designer Takahisa Taura about the creation of last year's surprise JRPG hit, Nier: Automata.

Nier: Automata Writer and Director Admits to "Stealing" Design Ideas from Ocarina of Time and Coca-Cola

Yoko Taro assures the crowd at GDC 2018 that he's not as much of a "genius" as some may think.

Watch Nier: Automata's Yoko Taro Finally Accept His DICE Award

Yoko Taro's wandering DICE award has come home.

No One Was Present to Accept Nier: Automata's Award at the DICE 2018 Awards

Nier: Automata won Best RPG at the DICE Awards.

Platinum Wants to Create More Original IPs, Looking Into Self-Publishing

Platinum already received 70 design documents this past year.

USgamer's Top 20 Games of the Year 2017: #5-#2

You thought you were getting our Game of the Year today? Sorry to break the news: but Day Four only leads to our second top choice of GOTY.

Caty's 10 Favorite Games of 2017: Nierly Perfect

Phantom Thieves weren't the only things that stole my heart this year.

Axe of the Blood God: The 2017 RPG Year in Review Spectacular

PODCAST | Persona 5! Divinity: Original Sin 2! And so much more!

Kat's 10 Favorite Games of 2017: Japan Reigns

Japan owns a huge chunk of Kat's favorite games of 2017.

Square Enix CEO: Microtransactions Are Better Suited for Mobile Games Than Console Games

"The way that console games are made, the volume of content and how much effort goes into them, there's something in that which doesn't fit in the mind with microtransactions."

The USG Lunch Hour: Kat Plays NieR Automata at 11am PT/2pm ET

STREAM | Join Kat as she delves into her backlog.

Black Friday Newegg Deal Lists Nier: Automata at $24.99

One of this year's best games can be yours at a massive discount thanks to Black Friday deals.

Hideki Kamiya: "I want to work on a Devil May Cry and Viewtiful Joe remake"

The PlatinumGames director reveals what Capcom titles he'd like to work on again.

Square Enix Producer Wants Yoko Taro to Direct a Final Fantasy Game, Which I'm Sure He'd Do For the Right Price

The Nier: Automata director has made clear previously that no job is off the table, so long as he gets paid.

Yoko Taro Has Absolutely No Idea Why Nier: Automata Sold So Well

Market research failed to predict Nier: Automata's success.

Nier: Automata Shows "Significant Potential" as a Major Square Enix Franchise

Square Enix is looking into more Nier in our future.

Nier: Automata Is Heavily Discounted This Week

Existential crisis simulator.

Hideki Kamiya on Nier: Automata's Success: "Yoko-san Saved Platinum"

The Bayonetta creator credits Nier: Automata director for saving PlatinumGames.

Axe of the Blood God: Diving Deep Into RPG Battle Systems

PODCAST | Kat is joined by a guest to dissect the history and design of RPG battle systems. Plus: NieR Automata and Persona 5!

Nadia's Midboss Musings: It's a Bad Year to Be a Good Game (Plus: Meet Birdo!)

I just want to hug all the cats and play all the games.

USgamer's Favorite Games of 2017 (...So Far)

Holy cow, June's already over? This year is flying by.

Bayonetta Director Explains How Canceled Scalebound Can Help Future Platinum Games

Scalebound is dead, but the memories will last a lifetime.

"The Mysterious Acts of Humans," A Brief Correspondence with Nier: Automata Director Yoko Taro

We chat with Nier: Automata director Yoko Taro on the hypocrisy of humanity and how the sequel even materialized in the first place.

Platinum Wants to Build Stronger Bonds With the Indie Development Scene

"Practically speaking, I want to help raise up a new director," says Atsushi Inaba.

Axe of the Blood God: Nier: Automata for Game of the Year

PODCAST | Kat and Nadia discussing RPG rankings and Fire Emblem in the latest episode of our RPG podcast!

The Hidden Humanity in Nier: Automata's Fashion

From the rusted machines to the YoRHa androids, clothes are more than just stylish.

Nier Automata PC Mod Sparks an Internet Battle

A mod promised to fix Nier Automata's graphics has become a fight over video game piracy.

Nier: Automata's DLC is Out Now, but You'll Never Play It

For those who have beaten the game already, accessing the new DLC poses a problem.

Gravity Rush 2 Gets Nier: Automata Crossover DLC

Dress up as your favorite loli-goth android on May 5th.

Nier Automata’s New DLC Features Square Enix and PlatinumGames CEOs as Bosses

Also, outfit yourself as characters from Nier: Replicant's past.

Nier: Automata's Worldwide Shipments and Digital Sales Top a Million Units

Square Enix's cult RPG is already a hit.

The Games You Missed During an Insanely Busy Month

March was an uncharacteristically busy month for video games, so you probably missed a few gems. Here's what you should catch up on.

End Credits: A Look Back on This Week's Best Articles About Mass Effect, Nier, Zelda, and More

End Credits wraps up the week by pointing you to the coolest stuff we wrote across the past five days. This week: Disney Afternoon Collection is coming (but not to Switch), Zelda's oozing with cool stuff, and Mass Effect Andromeda looks ... ehh.

Nier: Automata and the Illusion of Survival

“Everything that lives is designed to end."

Axe of the Blood God: Nier: Automata and Andromeda Drama

PODCAST: Kat, Caty, and Nadia talk Nier Automata, Mass Effect Andromeda, Chrono Trigger, and more in this massive episode of our RPG podcast.

Nier: Automata Review

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

The Weirdest Endings in Nier: Automata

Nier: Automata has 26 endings, and here are the weirdest—and funniest—of the bunch.

How Japan is Taking Back Console Gaming in 2017

2017 IN PREVIEW: A new wave of Japanese console games is taking over 2017.

NieR: Automata Launches on March 7, 2017

The NieR sequel has a release date!

Quit Gettin' Mad at Easy Mode in Video Games

There are many good reasons why someone might want to play a game in Easy Mode, and none of them impact you.

NieR: Automata is the Platinum Game You're Looking For

Feeling wary of Scalebound? Keep NieR on your radar.

A New Trailer Reveals NieR Automata's Combat as Purely Platinum

The sequel to Square-Enix's 2010 cult RPG hit is already looking great.