Reviews

Super Mario 3D All-Stars Review: Familiar Roads Still Lead to the Stars

Super Mario 3D All-Stars is a good reminder how far and wide the 3D Mario games take us.

13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim Review: A Cruel Kaiju's Thesis

Vanillaware's latest is a twisty sci-fi melodrama, with a bland side of RTS.

Spelunky 2 Review: Whip it Good

A classic roguelike returns.

Tell Me Why: Chapter 3 Review: Facing the Facts

Dontnod's series concludes with a solid chapter.

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2 Review: Let's Ride

Vicarious Visions delivers an exhilarating, near-unbruised remake of Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 and 2.

Marvel's Avengers Review: The Civil War Within

The two sides of Marvel's Avengers fight each other, ultimately bringing down the entire adventure.

Tell Me Why: Chapter Two Review: High and Dry

Dontnod's middle act struggles to keep the momentum.

Paradise Killer Review: Love Dies

An island murder mystery where discovery is intoxicating, even if the climax falls flat.

Madden NFL 21 Review: A Few Stumbling Yards Forward

Solid improvements to the gameplay are marred by subpar single-player modes and a huge number of bugs.

Tell Me Why: Chapter One Review: Small Beginnings

Dontnod's new adventure opens with a promising start.

Spiritfarer Review: Come Sail Away

Set sail for resources and hugs aplenty.

Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout Review: Falling With Style

The latest viral hit is actually pretty fun—if you can weather its prolific server issues.

Gundam Extreme Vs. Maxi Boost On Review: Just Communication

Bandai Namco's arcade port is an odd but wonderful anachronism.

Othercide Review: My Immortal

A tactics game that taps into our inner goth rock fan.

Apex Legends 2020 Review: Still in the Ring

With cross-play and a Switch launch looming, now feels like a fine time for a reevaluation.

Carrion Review: All-Consuming Carnage

It's the monster's time to shine.

Necrobarista Review: Death, Stranded

Is one life ever enough?

Panzer Paladin Review: A Lovable Retro Hero Rolls to the Rescue

Inside every great robot hero, there's a tiny robot woman with a big whip.

Rocket Arena Review: A Fleeting Blast From the Past

First Strike Games's new arena shooter is briefly delightful, but it's unlikely to have much staying power.

Paper Mario: The Origami King Review: Know When to Fold 'Em

Mario's latest action-adventure game won't give you paper cuts.

Ghost of Tsushima Review: Hopefully Not The Last Samurai

The era of the PlayStation 4 ends with this rousing samurai adventure.

Deadly Premonition 2 Review: What Year Is This, Zach?

Some cases may be better left closed.

Ninjala Review: Chewing Bubblegum and Kicking Butt, for a Price

Ninjala may be thin on content, but it finds a strong foundation in its unique melee battling.

Valorant Review: A Compelling Counter Strike

Riot Games' foray into FPS territory is solid, even if it's slim at the moment.

Desperados 3 Review: Quicksave, Quickdraw, Quickload

The developer behind Shadow Tactics lands another headshot on the real-time stealth tactics genre.

The Last of Us Part 2 Review: An Emotional Reckoning And a Worthy Sequel

Naughty Dog crafts an amazing sequel, but does it surpass the original?

Elder Scrolls Online: Greymoor Review: Fus Ro Done This Before

The Elder Scrolls Online heads to one of the franchise's most famous locations.

Disintegration Review: Tin Men in Search of Heart

V1 Interactive's debut is solid, but the result is still a bit hollow.

Command & Conquer Remastered Collection Review: Let's Rock

Still hell marching after all these years.

Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics Review: You're in the Club

If you're looking for a great collection of traditional games, look no further than Nintendo's Clubhouse.

Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition Review: It's Finally Reyn Time on Switch

Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition sands off its rougher edges for a more streamlined experience for the JRPG classic.

Minecraft Dungeons Review: Just Enough Loot For the Whole Family

This lighter spin on the Diablo formula has some life in it.

Saints Row: The Third Remastered Review: The Patron Saint of Mayhem is Back

This remaster will remind you of why you loved Saints Row: The Third in the first place.

The Wonderful 101: Remastered Review: 101 Problems But a Switch Ain't One

It's wonderful to see these stranded Wii U heroes find a home on the Switch, but The Wonderful 101: Remastered is swarming with imperfections.

If Found Review: Falling out of Love

A mesmerising commentary on the nature of relationships.

Hatsune Miku: Project Diva Mega Mix Review: Sadistic Music Factory

Project Diva returns to a portable platform, but how does it stack up to the rest of the series?

Streets of Rage 4 Review: Streets Ahead

A glorious revival for the venerated beat 'em up.

Predator: Hunting Grounds Review: It's Okay to Miss This Chopper

Predator's latest video game outing is rough around the edges.

Gears Tactics Review: 83% XCOM, But Still Totally Gears

Strap on that chainsaw bayonet in this strategy-themed spin-off of the Gears franchise.

Sakura Wars Review: Anime Tropes and Romance in Abundance

Sakura Wars' reboot revives mech combat and incredibly uncomfortable romances.

XCOM: Chimera Squad Review: Alien Nation

Firaxis shakes up the XCOM formula in a surprising new addition to the venerable tactics series.

Trials of Mana Review: A Sort of Homecoming

A classic 2D RPG classic does even better in the 3D realm.

TurboGrafx-16 Mini Review: Not Just for Retro Nostalgia, But Retro Discovery

Maybe the only "essential" mini-console on the market today.

Disaster Report 4: Summer Memories Review: A Disaster of Its Own Making

Disaster Report returns to the West, only now it's without what made the oddball series special in the first place.

Final Fantasy 7 Remake Review: A Classic's Long-Awaited Revival is Exhilarating, Tedious, and Shocking All at Once

Square Enix returns to an old favorite, but it's definitely not playing it safe.

Bleeding Edge Review: On the Edge of Glory

Ninja Theory's hero brawler has good ideas, but not enough to keep me hooked.

Resident Evil 3 Review: Earning the Big "3"

Nemesis is back and gnarlier than ever. And now, he's easier to deal with.

Half-Life: Alyx Review: Forget About Freeman

After over a decade, Valve has brought back Half-Life with a VR prequel. It won't reach everybody, but lot of folks will keep their headsets clamped down like Headcrabs.

Doom Eternal Review: You Remain Unbroken

It's just you, a chainsaw, and a shotgun against all the hordes of Hell. It's not a fair fight... for them.

Ori and the Will of the Wisps Review: A Flawed Beauty

Ori's second adventure plays like poetry, but performance issues sometimes drag the experience down into the darkness.

MLB The Show 20 Review: A Baseball Fan's Balm for a Painful Spring

Opening Day may have been delayed, but The Show must go on.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Review: The Only Debt You'll Want to Stay In

In times of crisis, at least we'll have Animal Crossing.

Nioh 2 Review: Dying is the Great Unifier

Team Ninja delivers a Souls experience with a heaping handful of options obfuscating the sublime combat.

Murder By Numbers Review: The Wright Stuff

Mediatonic's new detective game promises to serve up picross puzzles with pizazz. The result certainly ticks a lot of the right boxes.

Pokemon Mystery Dungeon Rescue Team DX Review: Aargh, the Feels!

DX successfully brings the storybook charm of the original Mystery Dungeon to a new generation.

Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection Review: A Big Legacy for Small Heroes

The Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection brings some love to heroes previously restricted to portable screens.

Dreams Review: An Endless Arcade of the Mind

Media Molecule wants you to reach into the depths of your imagination and recreate Crash Bandicoot.

Sonic the Hedgehog Movie Review: Almost a Sonic Boom

After all the hype and controversy, Sonic serves up a perfectly competent video game adaptation.

Kunai Review: This Game Boy is Real Good at Swinging

Get into the swing of things with this ninja-flavored indie.

Mythic Quest: Raven's Banquet Review: Not Quite Silicon Valley, But It Could Get There

Apple's new show in collaboration with Ubisoft is off to a decent start.

Kentucky Route Zero Review: Hard Times Served

Delivering a new kind of American Dream.

Journey to the Savage Planet Review: Galaxy's Rough Edge

If it oozes green slime, we can kill it.

Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot Review: This is Definitely Not Its Final Form

Another game finally revisits the Legacy of Goku.

Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Encore Review: Put This Song on Repeat

An overlooked Wii U RPG gets deserved top billing on Switch.

Wattam Review: Cool Hat Trick

Wattam is a delightful game about friendship, the world, and poop, from the mind behind Katamari.

Shovel Knight: King of Cards Review: This Crown Belongs to Another

King of Cards is the most ambitious Shovel Knight game to date, but it's not quite the best.

Shovel Knight Showdown Review: A Sneaky Contender for 2019's Best Party Game

An excellent arena battler that transcends Shovel Knight's boundaries in unexpected ways.

Life Is Strange 2 Series Review: Brothers, A Tale of Two Wolves

Life Is Strange's sequel has wrapped up, so our journey with Sean and Daniel has come to an end.

Phoenix Point Review: Still Trying to Rise

XCom creator Julian Gollop returns to the genre he helped kick off, with uneven results.

Pokemon Sword and Shield Review: The Promising Dawn of a New Generation

After all the controversy, it turns out that Pokemon Sword and Shield is actually pretty darn good.

Google Stadia Review: A Muddled Stream of Consciousness

Google's vision of our gaming future is still in the future.

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Review: A New Hope

Respawn bursts on the scene with one of the best Star Wars games in ages, but there's a dark side.

Xbox Elite Series 2 Controller Review: A Modular Marvel That Merits Your Money

Can a $180 controller change your life?

Need for Speed Heat Review: Better, But Still Getting Lapped By Forza Horizon

Need For Speed Heat isn't good enough to compete.

Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 Review: Run, Jump, Repeat

In pursuit of gold, Mario and Sonic mostly serves up bronze-worthy minigames and a story mode that could've shined a lot brighter.

Death Stranding Review: The Boldest, And Most Perplexing, Game of 2019

Hideo Kojima’s first independent effort is an unexpected bridge to the PS2.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Review: Unlaced Boots on the Ground

This year's Call of Duty is a reinvention, and it both goes too far and not far enough.

Afterparty Review: Hell of a Good Time

Devilishly delicious.

Luigi's Mansion 3 Review: Only the Poltergust Sucks

Luigi cleans house in his third ghost-busting adventure.

MediEvil Review: Sometimes Dead is Better

MediEvil is revived for our modern era, but we question if it should've been.

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.

Concrete Genie Review: A Wonderful World of Color Comes With Caveats

Pixelopus' tale of childhood is certainly easy on the eyes.

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.

John Wick Hex Review: Excommunicado

An amazing action series yields a one-dimensional tactics game.

Ghost Recon Breakpoint Review: Lost in the Wilderness

The Ghosts face off against the Wolves in new type of Ghost Recon.

Indivisible Review: A Journey Worthy of Your Undivided Attention

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

Logitech's Modular Pro X Keyboard Brings True Flexibility to Gaming Hardware

Logitech's newest keyboard decides to switch things up for the company.

The Surge 2 Review: Deck 13 Takes a Proper Step Out of From Software's Shadow

Deck 13 continues to march forward in the increasingly-crowded Soulslike genre.

Overland Review: Where Not Even Knife-Wielding Dogs Can Save You

Overland is finally out, and it's more brutal than we imagined.

FIFA 20 Review: This Year's Version Takes to the Streets, But It's Strongest on the Pitch

A brand new mode and some much-improved gameplay highlight an ambitious update for FIFA.

Untitled Goose Game Review

What if Agent 47 was a rude goose who was down to clown?

The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening Review

Come sail away with Link. Again.

GreedFall Review

And I'm greed, greedfallin'.

Sayonara Wild Hearts Review

Wild hearts can't be broken.

Logitech G604 Review

Logitech revives another one of its older mice for a new generation.

NHL 20 Review

A conservative update that nevertheless shouldn't be ignored by hockey fans.

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