A lot of us at USG are exploring the underworld in Hades, so we gathered around to discuss what we love about it.
With Spelunky 2, Hades, Rogue Legacy 2, and more, it's clear we're in the golden age of roguelites.
Happy 20th birthday to Suikogaiden, the blessed source of one of gaming's last anime attract modes.
ZeniMax Media, which includes Bethesda's studios, has been bought by Microsoft. What now?
”I learned a lot, by the end of everything.”
Dragon's Dogma is an anime now, and it sure ain't pretty.
There are a lot of meters, but it all somehow clicks.
Xbox Game Pass' cloud gaming is an excellent feature for Microsoft's streaming service.
While Sony plays its greatest hits, Xbox is setting itself up for the future.
A Monster's Expedition is a charming and freeing open-world puzzle adventure that we can't stop playing.
An ode to Nintendo's pioneering platformer on the eve of the release of Super Mario 3D All-Stars.
The Super Mario Bros. instruction book was our key to the dark depths of the Mushroom Kingdom.
Didn't like the story for Metroid: Other M? Here's something a little wilder.
Nintendo's latest exercise game has encouraged me to keep up exercise like nothing before.
We go hands-on with Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War's 1980s-set multiplayer.
Can Activision keep up the momentum from Tony Hawk 1 + 2's positive reception?
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2 makes skateboarding feel truly welcoming to all.
The backlash against Madden NFL 21 is symptomatic of a larger problem.
Super Mario 3D Sad Rainy World?
"Did I ever tell you what the definition of insanity is?"
Can Village live up to its predecessor?
What? Nvidia is competing on price again?
Many games are finally getting overdue localizations, but what about the rest?
There's something eerily (if unintentionally) relatable about Bandai Namco's upcoming action RPG.
A true graphical achievement highlights the best games of August 2020.
Tommy Angelo returns for an encore.
People Can Fly's shooter RPG actually shines once you pick up the controller.
Another day, another report about a new and improved Switch en route.
Say, I know a gal who's available to help with the script. Her name rhymes with Nadia Ploxford.
Children exist to gather up money so you can build up your defenses. That's all they're really good for.
The new game from the developers behind Wilmot's Warehouse is shaping up to be just as charming.
The concept of Fast and Furious Crossroads is solid, but it fails at everything it tries to achieve.
Some changes to shields and the introduction of crafting are huge twists.
On Scott Pilgrim's 10th anniversary, this excellent beat 'em up should be playable by everyone.
As it closes out its latest expansion, Final Fantasy 14 stands ahead of its predecessors.
A West too wild for my liking.
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2 is shaping up to be good, thankfully.
Halo Infinite is gone, but it's not like the Xbox Series X had an amazing launch line-up with 343's shooter onboard.
If you're worried about customers dealing with Xbox One X, Xbox Series X, and Xbox Series S, don't worry. They're already clueless.
Horizon Zero Dawn is on PC, good. The port isn't as tight as it could be, bad.
The strengths and weaknesses of Marvel's Avengers come to blows as entropy closes in.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone is getting its new season this week, but all eyes are on what's next for the series.
The Nintendo Gigaleak reminds us immortality through our offspring is possible. (And potentially disturbing.)
Our Game of the Month for July 2020 is a moving tale at the edge of the afterlife.
Obsidian Entertainment's survival game has a chance to survive in a crowded genre.
Here's to you, erotic and non-erotic artists.
On its 10th anniversary, the future of Blizzard's flagship RTS is uncertain. It shouldn't be.
Sucker Punch will probably revisit its ode to samurai culture, but should it?
The USgamer team gathers round to discuss the strengths and weaknesses of Xbox Series X and PS5.
This... this might be it, you guys.
This friendly-looking bandicoot bites, which is exactly what Crash fans want.
Sucker Punch's open-world samurai game exemplifies a generation that's more about "what works" than genuine ambition.
Halo Infinite, Everwild, and Fable star as Xbox Series X shows us what it's got.
The story of Jin Sakai is a predictable one.
We go hands-on with Star Wars: Squadrons and find a revival that's unpolished but promising.
Halo Infinite is finally being revealed this week. Will it be good enough to return to gaming's top echelons?
Ghost of Tsushima reminds us of Assassin's Creed’s past.
Kojima Productions' walking adventure finds its proper home.
Ubisoft has made the politics of Far Cry 6 and Watch Dogs: Legion into a useful marketing tool, and little else.
All hail the queen of my non-lethal transient army.
What a perfect night to pay tribute to Castlevania games that deserve it.
Dontnod ditches the episodic structure and heads in a new genre direction with Twin Mirror.
Would you like to play a game?
The latest game from George Batchelor offers a warm, daily mental health check-up.
We share our initial thoughts on the review version of Paper Mario: The Origami King.
Think you're a Tetris master? You'll soon have your chance to prove it to the world.
EA seems to be following a different path with Madden 21, and that's a good thing.
Final Fantasy 9 once relied on nostalgia, and now we're all nostalgic for it itself.
An unexpectedly sophisticated VR game.
It feels like Sony abandoned indies this generation, so hopefully this is a course correction for PS5.
Ellie's roaring rampage of revenge tops this month's releases.
There ain't no gaming like summer vacation gaming.
Analyzing The Last of Us Part 2's controversial ending, and how it brings the original game full circle.
The Last of Us Part 2's stubborn photo mode limits its potential, and ours.
Nintendo's mobile legacy is weak, but Pokemon has lots to offer.
It's time to talk about Abby.
The Last of Us Part 2's stealth is better than before, but at what cost?
Game Freak's DLC for Pokemon Sword and Shield levels up the game's open world.
Please don't screw this up, EA.
Ahead of The Last of Us Part 2, let's explore how the action-adventure genre has evolved since the first game.
If I ever were to lose you.
Naughty Dog's sequel has been called grim and gruesome by many. Is it all too much?
Pokemon Snap is just some dumb simulator where you take pictures of Pokemon, right? What's the big deal?
Hardspace: Shipbreaker combines social commentary with some deeply original gameplay.
There's a whole lot of wibbly-wobbly timey-wimey stuff going on in Dreams Uncorporated's upcoming adventure.
An argument on Twitter throws the difficulty of having a real conversation about The Last of Us Part 2 into sharp relief.
Persona 4 Golden's PC port has one special new feature.
Naughty Dog's blockbuster isn't the first game to use a snowball fight to great effect.
Sure, a new Ratchet & Clank is great, but talk to me about the cat that lives with robots.
The PS5 is quite different than past Sony consoles. But does that make it bad?
Sony was ready, but it didn't quite hit the historic high note of E3 2015.
Destiny 2 may cycle through growth and pruning forever, though.
The floodgates of not-E3 are about to open.
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