RPG Reviews

The Outer Worlds Review: To Boldly Go Where Mega-Corps Have Gone Before

Seek out new life and new civilizations, and then steal stuff from them.

Disco Elysium Review: The Voices in Your Head Are Real, and They'll Get You in Trouble

This unique RPG highlights everything that goes on inside our heads.

Little Town Hero Review: I Can't Be Your Hero Baby

Game Freak's bite-sized RPG carries a lot of charm, but also a lot of frustration and boredom.

Trails of Cold Steel 3 Review: Christ, Who's Gonna Die First?

The Trails saga still shines like polished steel.

Destiny 2: Shadowkeep Review: Moon's Haunted and So Is My Playtime

The lack of new loot and a so-so campaign weighs down an otherwise solid expansion for Destiny 2.

Indivisible Review: A Journey Worthy of Your Undivided Attention

Indivisible's personable cast and engaging battle system carry the experience across its rough patches.

The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening Review

Come sail away with Link. Again.

GreedFall Review

And I'm greed, greedfallin'.

Borderlands 3 Review

Leave Pandora behind, as you take to the stars to shoot and loot people on other planets.

Monster Hunter World: Iceborne Review

One of the generation's best action games gets a terrific expansion.

Oninaki Review

Oh now feel it, comin' back again.

Dicey Dungeons Review

Down in this dungeon, survival is just a roll of the die.

Fire Emblem: Three Houses Review

Intelligent Systems' venerable tactics series finally returns to console, but is it a success? Our full review.

Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order Review

After a decade, a new alliance is here.

Dragon Quest Builders 2 Review

With these hands we will destroy, and with these hands we will rebuild.

Vambrace: Cold Soul Review

The ice has melted, but what's underneath is still dead.

SteamWorld Quest: Hand of Gilgamech Review

Pack lightly for a jolly trip.

Phantasy Star 2 Retro Review

Sega's 16-bit sci-fi JRPG is revolutionary in many ways, but its age becomes apparent when you play through it.

Kingdom Hearts 3 Review

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

Fallout 76 Review

The trials and tribulations of one Vault Dweller in West Virginia.

Pokemon Let's Go Review

Here's our completed review for Pokemon Let's Go Pikachu and Let's Go Eevee. Let's go! Our friends are waiting!

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.

NES Classic Review

Nintendo's mini-NES isn't the ultimate 8-bit experience, but it delivers ample quality for a reasonable price.

Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire Review

Obsidian Entertainment's original RPG takes to the high seas in this latest adventure.

Ni No Kuni 2 Review

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

Elder Scrolls: Skyrim for Switch Preserves That Dragonborn Feeling on a Small Screen

You don't have to give up much to enjoy Skyrim on the go.

Divinity Original Sin 2 Review: Near Godhood

Larian Studios offers a divine CRPG to fans.

Super NES Retro Review: Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars

Join us as we review every Super NES Classic game. Next up: A strong relationship is forged -- and ends -- under the starlight.

Super NES Retro Review: EarthBound

Join us as we review every Super NES Classic game. Next up: Crayola and light horror make an epic RPG baby together.

Super NES Retro Review: Final Fantasy VI

Join us as we review every Super NES Classic game. Next up: The reigning prince of 16-bit RPGs.

Super NES Retro Review: Secret of Mana

Join us as we review every Super NES Classic game. Next up: A real gem of an action-RPG that has some rough edges.

Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood Review: A Revolution That Lives Up To the 'Final Fantasy' Name

The unique way Final Fantasy XIV forces players to play leads to interesting pay-offs with every expansion.

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.

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.

Persona 5 Review

A stylish victory.

Torment: Tides of Numenera Review

An occasionally brilliant RPG that ends too soon.

Nioh PlayStation 4 Review: A Worthy Heir

Nioh mostly measures up to the high standards set by other Soulsborne games.

Your Complete* Guide to NES Classic Edition Accessories

UPDATED 11/30! We're rounding up and reviewing all the essentials for your tiny Nintendo console. Latest: A carrying case, and a fix for a promising controller.

Final Fantasy XV PlayStation 4 Review: End of the Road

It's finally here, but is it good?

Pokémon Sun & Moon Versions 3DS Review: Aloha, Alola

Pokémon Sun and Moon dishes out plenty of sun, surf, and fun for Pokémon fans.

Skyrim Special Edition Xbox One Review: Shout, Shout, Let It All Out

Console owners will get the most out of this remastered version of Skyrim, though the game's universal appeal can't be denied even five years later.

Dragon Quest: Builders PlayStation 4 Review: Fables of the Reconstruction

A brilliant marriage in which two very different types of game — Minecraft and the classical console RPG — come together to find their common ground.

Paper Mario: Color Splash Wii U Review: Flinging Hue, Throwing Shade

Mario's latest is a beautiful, rollicking adventure that's been folded, spindled, and mutilated by questionable design choices.

Yo-kai Watch 2 3DS Review: Deja Boo

Level-5's charming Pokemon-like still shows promise, but refuses to budge from its more irritating design decisions.

Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past Nintendo 3DS Review - A Long Journey, but Not a Draggin' Quest

If you crave a meaty JRPG you can gnaw on for hours, make Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past for the Nintendo 3DS your new jam.

Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse 3DS Review — End of Days

One of the best RPGs of the decade gets a direct sequel. Does Apocalypse live up to its predecessor's impressive standard? Final thoughts and score!

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.

Fallout 4: Nuka-World DLC Review: Empty Calories

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

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided PC Review: Augmented Reality

Adam Jensen trades all the luck he has for brand-new augments and an all-new adventure.

Shiren the Wanderer Vita Review: Rogue Leader

The original console roguelike returns to show the new kids how it's done.

Monster Hunter Generations 3DS Review: All the Hits

Capcom assembles the best Monster Hunter content, new and old, for the most refined and accessible take on the formula to date.

7th Dragon III 3DS Review: Fashionably Late

The finale to SEGA's RPG saga — and the first to be released in the West — is great, if you don't mind being seated during the third act of a movie.

Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Review: Music to My Ears [Update: Final Score]

Atlus gives the Wii U one great RPG as a swan song.

Grand Kingdom PlayStation Vita Review: Just Short of Greatness

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

To Survive Hyper Light Drifter's Brutal World, You Must Wander

Heart Machine's action RPG rewards players who learn by travelling, fighting, and dying.

Nights of Azure PlayStation 4 Review: The Last Dinosaur, In Lingerie

Gust's new action RPG resembles a relic of the PS2 era... one dressed for her wedding night.

Initial Thoughts: Square Enix Goes Full Blizzard With Final Fantasy Explorers

Square Enix targets a more casual audience with their take on Monster Hunter.

SteamWorld Heist 3DS Review: A Gem of a Tactics Game

A late release for the Nintendo 3DS is quietly one of the year's best.

Fallout 4 PlayStation 4 Review: Brilliant, Maddening, and Wholly Memorable

Yes, Fallout 4 is indeed a Bethesda RPG, with all that entails.

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate 3DS Review: Jurassic Lark

If you've been afraid to approach Capcom's complex action-RPG series, this could be the perfect installment to bring you into the fold.

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel PC Review: Thousand-Yard Stare

If your senses haven't been dulled to Borderlands, this stopgap sequel offers even more of what you love… but not much else.

Costume Quest 2 PC Review: The Halloween Time Machine

Like its predecessor, Costume Quest 2 is a simple but delightful treat.

Tales of Xillia 2 Review: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

With its focus on the relentless regurgitation of content, Bandai Namco's latest RPG proves it's easy being green.

Drakengard 3 PS3 Review: The Gods Must Be Crazy

A magical girl suffers a psychotic break and goes on a roaring rampage of revenge in this subpar action RPG from the developers of Nier.

Bound By Flame PC Review: The Fall of Icarus

Spiders' newest RPG aims to stand alongside the greats, but misses the mark completely.

Demon Gaze Vita Review: The Vita's Answer to Etrian Odyssey?

Kadokawa Games' dungeon crawler is a wonderfully accessible introduction to the genre -- and proof a game doesn't need to be overly flashy to provide an enjoyable, addictive experience.

The Witch and the Hundred Knight PS3 Review: Don't Call Her "Metallica"

Nippon Ichi's latest is something of a departure from its usual fare. Can the legendary power of the Hundred Knight calm the troubled soul of Metallia, the universe's most pissed-off witch?

South Park: The Stick of Truth PC Review: Put On Your Robe and Wizard Hat

Obsidian's latest is a 15-hour episode of South Park. That probably tells many of you everything you need to know about this game.

Inazuma Eleven 3DS Review: Dragon (Foot) Ball Z

This hyperactive sports RPG won't do much for fans of serious soccer sims, but anyone interested in a more lighthearted approach should check it out.

Lightning Returns PS3 Review: Not the Future of Final Fantasy, Just an Intriguingly Weird Present

The Final Fantasy XIII saga continues to be tremendously polarizing and occasionally somewhat baffling. But on the other hand, this final entry plays better than ever.

Wonderful Memories, Crummy-Looking Postcard: Ys Memories of Celceta Review

Falcom's latest adventure may not be beautiful, but it has a great personality.

Pokémon X & Y Versions Review

Despite the numerous changes it brings to the series, something seems to be missing in the latest generation of Pokémon.

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