Long Reads

The E3 2019 Awards: The Best Games We Saw at This Year's Show

Here are all the best games we saw at E3 2019, including our Game of the Show!

Final Fantasy 7 Remake E3 2019 Demo Breakdown: Sephiroth vs. Cloud, Shinra HQ Details, and Egg and Chips

Everything we notice in last night's big Final Fantasy 7 Remake reveal.

Latest Long Reads

Spiritfarer is a Calming Management Sim About The Afterlife

Like Animal Crossing, but about helping the deceased find peace before moving on.

Youngblood's Producer On Telling a Coming-of-Age Story in the World of Wolfenstein

How a few hand signals and two young leads shifted MachineGames' view on the series.

"We're Never Gonna Make an Apex 2:" Apex Legends Devs Look Ahead to Season 2, and Way Beyond

At EA Play last week, we interviewed Apex Legends' executive producer and lead product manager about all the changes coming this summer.

How the Second Half of 2019 is Shaping Up for Video Games Now That E3 is Over

We take a look at the upcoming release schedule and identify one potential juggernaut.

Cyberpunk 2077 Quest Director on The Witcher 3 Comparisons, Life Paths, and Keanu

At E3 2019, we sit down with the director of Cyberpunk 2077's quests to learn about how Night City, life paths, and more will affect how the story unfolds.

Adding Dash To Doom Eternal "Broke the Game For Quite a While," Developers Say

Why Doom Eternal's developers are calling it their Evil Dead 2.

Monster Hunter World: Iceborne Devs on Bumping Up Difficulty, New Flagship Monsters, and Which Weapon Needs the Biggest Boost

We talk to the Monster Hunter: World team at Capcom about the upcoming expansion.

How the Z-Axis Changes Trials of Mana's Remake

A change in perspective opens up new doors for the Seiken Densetsu 3 remake.

Starting Screen

Starting Screen | How the Second Half of 2019 is Shaping Up for Video Games Now That E3 is Over

We take a look at the upcoming release schedule and identify one potential juggernaut.

Starting Screen | Microsoft's Dud of an E3 2019 Press Conference Makes Sony Look Smart for Skipping the Show

Sony got more out of a Wired interview than Microsoft did in an entire press conference.

Starting Screen | E3 2019 May Be the Beginning of the End of Old Console Wars as We Know Them

As platforms give way to services, Microsoft is going back to its roots amid its new console reveal.

Want Your Multiplayer Game to Succeed? Summer Could be the Key

Fortnite, Rocket League, and Overwatch have all found success by owning the summer. Is Dauntless next? Or will Apex Legends make a comeback?

Why 2019 Has Thus Far Been an Underwhelming Year for Games

After being spoiled for two solid years, we've hit a major lull. Will it get better in the second half?

Final Fantasy 7 Remake's Decision to Drop Its Turn-Based RPG Combat is Sadly Ironic

The much-anticipated remake sacrifices a part of its history.

How Resident Evil 2's Second Playthrough Manages to Still Be Surprising

How one of the year's best games makes its corridors worth revisiting immediately.

Opinion

Spiritfarer is a Calming Management Sim About The Afterlife

Like Animal Crossing, but about helping the deceased find peace before moving on.

Starting Screen | How the Second Half of 2019 is Shaping Up for Video Games Now That E3 is Over

We take a look at the upcoming release schedule and identify one potential juggernaut.

How the Z-Axis Changes Trials of Mana's Remake

A change in perspective opens up new doors for the Seiken Densetsu 3 remake.

Gooigi Adds a Gooey New Dimension to Luigi's Mansion 3's Puzzles

We get to know Luigi's Mansion 3's creepiest new character.

Animal Crossing: New Horizon's Customization Options Prove Representation Can Be Simple

Sometimes it just comes down to letting people play as themselves.

Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 is the Better Marvel Game at E3 2019

The Switch delivers the Marvel experience I'm looking for.

All the Big Fan Theories That Have Already Emerged From the Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 Reveal

It looks like Ganondorf is making his Breath of the Wild debut, and that can only spell trouble.

Monster Hunter World: Iceborne Makes You Fear Both Monsters and the Cold

Freezing Weather is another beast entirely in Monster Hunter World: Iceborne.

Features

Youngblood's Producer On Telling a Coming-of-Age Story in the World of Wolfenstein

How a few hand signals and two young leads shifted MachineGames' view on the series.

"We're Never Gonna Make an Apex 2:" Apex Legends Devs Look Ahead to Season 2, and Way Beyond

At EA Play last week, we interviewed Apex Legends' executive producer and lead product manager about all the changes coming this summer.

Cyberpunk 2077 Quest Director on The Witcher 3 Comparisons, Life Paths, and Keanu

At E3 2019, we sit down with the director of Cyberpunk 2077's quests to learn about how Night City, life paths, and more will affect how the story unfolds.

Adding Dash To Doom Eternal "Broke the Game For Quite a While," Developers Say

Why Doom Eternal's developers are calling it their Evil Dead 2.

Monster Hunter World: Iceborne Devs on Bumping Up Difficulty, New Flagship Monsters, and Which Weapon Needs the Biggest Boost

We talk to the Monster Hunter: World team at Capcom about the upcoming expansion.

How John Wick Hex's Action is Designed With the Help of the Film's Fight Choreographers

We check out the unique strategy game being developed with consultation from the film series' creators.

The Pokemon Sword and Shield Interview: "We Knew at Some Point We Weren't Going to be Able to Keep Indefinitely Supporting All of the Pokemon"

We talk to Game Freak about the battle potential of Dynamax, the decision to narrow the number of available Pokemon, and the move into a new era.

Lists

Best Switch Games - The 25 Best Nintendo Switch Games You Can Play in 2019

Our rotating list of the best Switch games, now bigger than before!

The 25 Best Steam Games: Now Updated for 2019

A rotating list of the best games on Steam may seem impossible on the surface, but against all odds, we've done it!

The 25 Best PS4 Games: Now Updated for 2019

Our rotating list of the best PS4 games, now updated again for May 2019!

The 25 Best Xbox One Games

Our always rotating list of the best games on Microsoft's console, and its premium partner the Xbox One X.

The 25 Greatest Game Boy Games

The Game Boy is 30 years old, and we look at the system's 25 most important and most entertaining releases.

Fortnite Skins Ranked - The 35 Best Fortnite Skins

If you want to know what the best Fortnite skins are, we've got them. Now with Season 8 skins!

The Best Indie Games of PAX South 2019

Katana Zero, Tunic, and more showcase some of the best indies at PAX South 2019!

Retrospectives

On 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand, The Surprisingly Excellent Third-Person Shooter That History Forgot

For 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand's 10th anniversary this year, we give it a long overdue reappraisal.

Final Fantasy 8 Was Always Good

Reexamining one of the most divisive games in the series on its 20th anniversary.

How Crash Team Racing Challenged Mario Kart and Made Naughty Dog What It Is Today

We look back on the kart racing hit with Naughty Dog's co-founders and Crash Team Racing's lead artist.

From Super Fan to Producer: An Insider's Perspective on Silent Hill

GUEST POST | A Silent Hill producer reflects on what drew him to the perennially haunted series, and what it was like to work on it during its troubled years.

Kingdom Hearts 3 Primer: Making Sense of Kingdom Hearts' Notoriously Complex Story

We try to condense everything you need to know about Kingdom Hearts, so you don't have to read five million Wikis.

Roguelikes: How a Niche PC RPG Genre Went Mainstream

HISTORY OF RPGS | Mystery Dungeon tackled the daunting task of making roguelikes friendly.

The Fall and Rise of the Xbox One

The Xbox One is the best pure console on the market right now, but it's been a hard road getting to this point.

Ultimate Success: The Rise of Super Smash Bros.

Few games inspire as much passion as Super Smash Bros. But why?