This Greek myth feels like the culmination of everything Supergiant Games has created thus far.
From humble beginnings came a tale of peanuts, necromancy, hellfire, and community.
It takes the few good impulses of Disney's TV expansion and combines them with the best kind of Star Wars worldbuilding there is.
An earnest wish after a difficult year.
There's a lot—good, bad, and everything in between—to look back on this year. I don't know about you, but I'm mostly feeling tired.
Thank you, USgamer, for giving my stupid words a home.
Hades' writing has raised the bar up to Olympus and beyond.
The Cyberpunk 2077 developer is still doing well, but there are ominous signs.
How a big, winged good boy made me rethink humanity's love for dogs.
A new translation and some key quality-of-life additions make this genre pioneer worth playing.
Mega Man X3's odd booklet is a product that can only exist in 1995.
Never has the title "Homeless Guy" been so compelling.
It's hard to make a list when so many games are in flux.
A look at all the enhancements being made to FIFA 21 on Xbox Series X and PS5.
This terrible, historic year has also seen an uptick in interest around gaming. That's exactly when our best writers should follow their instincts.
How the SNES kept me weird but happy during a rough spot in my life.
This photography sim dives deep into modern struggles.
The Microsoft Flight Simulator of sports games? How Madden 21 on PS5 and Xbox Series X uses Next Gen Stats to power its gameplay.
The hyperbole surrounding the story of Bugsnax is a bit much, don't you think?
These little bots make for one heck of a pack-in.
Two consoles, two visions for the future. We compare their specs, games, and prospects for the future.
Cross-progression is the number one feature I want from this generation.
Pump the brakes on transferring that Shiny Groudon to Pokemon Sword and Shield.
Listen to me, Nintendo.
The future of Mass Effect shouldn't jet away from the Andromeda galaxy just yet.
What we need are some heroes. Now more than ever.
It's certainly going to be a week.
Frictional Games's deeply unsettling horror game stands out in an otherwise underwhelming month.
Celebrate the season with the best virtual Halloween festivities.
Let's do the time warp again.
Here's everything you'll find in the box when the Xbox Series X arrives in a couple weeks.
The Trails of Cold Steel series is one huge saga, not necessarily four separate stories.
If Facebook wants to become a serious gaming fixture, the least it could do is not squander its VR credibility.
You're guaranteed to make new Poke-friends in Sword and Shield's Crown Tundra DLC. (Still, stay away from Stunfisk.)
The free update is pretty damn good from a company that doesn't do a ton of multiplater.
Nintendo's experiments with AR and Toys-to-Life games don't pay off in full here, but there's still some fun to be had.
After the success of 3D All-Stars, this new trend is starting to feel uneasy.
Sometimes, you don't need to aim to shatter convention or establish a new genre.
So long "complete" editions of Pokemon games, you will not be missed.
Blizzard and Square Enix take two different paths on the same road.
Pushing the limits of Baldur's Gate 3's physics never gets old.
Sixteen years later, Rebellion is focusing on getting Evil Genius right.
In the olden days, game companies would sooner shank each other than put exclusives on each other's consoles.
A roadmap isn't much more than a promise a studio hopes to keep.
With another demo, we pick at the depths of Assassin's Creed Valhalla.
Who is that masked wizard?
The cultural event of Blaseball only continues to escalate.
Who needs incredibly attractive high schoolers when you have grown-ass adults who have failed multiple times in their lives?
Return to a time when game commercials were produced like tiny movies.
Dogfight is a blast, but it also needs a lot of work.
At any moment, your chosen hero will hiccup and alert those Albion guards.
Journey back to the Minus World with me.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons' new pumpking growing doesn't go full farming sim, thankfully.
Young people need to get off my lawn, but they're still a vital market for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
September's best game was a roguelite, but not the one we expected.
Mihoyo is looking towards all things in Japanese entertainment.
When Mega Man 3 arrived 30 years ago, it introduced us to Protoman. Be still our beating clockwork hearts.
Console owners will soon get a taste of what PC owners have enjoyed for a very long time now.
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.
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