Reviews

Cyberpunk 2077 Review: Death by a Thousand Cyber-Cuts

Even if you get beyond the bugs, it's just not worth it.

Godfall Review: You Probably Won't Fall In Love

Godfall is an okay launch game, but you won't want to stick around long term.

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Review: Status Quo With a Slick Paranoiac Sheen

A showcase of how limited even a good Call of Duty can be.

Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity Review: Good Times in the End Times

Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity shows you a good time in Calamity Ganon's looming shadow.

Demon’s Souls Remake Review: The World Mended

The perfect hardcore launch title.

Yakuza: Like a Dragon Review: An Epic Dragon's Quest

The Yakuza series treads new ground, finding its next legend in the process.

Bugsnax Review: Stranded on an Island and Lovin' It

The makers of Octodad are serving up another charming oddity on PS4, PS5, and PC.

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Review: A Legacy's Burden

A fantastic historical setting is once again weighed down by all the cruft we've come to associate with Assassin's Creed.

Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales Review: Our Hero Swings to His Own Confident Beat

Anyone can wear the mask, but this one belongs to Miles Morales.

PlayStation 5 Review: Building a Foundation to Repeat the PS4's Success

The future is bright for Sony's oddly-shaped box of entertainment.

Xbox Series X Review: Microsoft's Powerful Next-Gen Console is Still Lacking Its Killer App

Microsoft's new console inspires plenty of optimism, but it still has a few hurdles to overcome.

Watch Dogs: Legion Review: The Voice of the People Is Slightly Muted

Stomp around future London as anyone, from an old punk rocker to poor podcaster.

NHL 21 Review: This Year's Entry Struggles to Light the Lamp

EA's hockey sim includes a long-awaited update to a classic mode, but legacy issues drag it down to the ice.

Amnesia: Rebirth Review: A Different Kind of Horror

Terror and catharsis intermingle in this superb sequel to a horror classic.

Oculus Quest 2 Review: Not Quite the Perfect VR On-Ramp

The Oculus Quest beef up and slims down, but not every cut is a worthwhile one. Nor is every addition.

FIFA 21 Review: One Final Shot

EA's soccer franchise tries to score one more goal before full-time is called on the current console generation.

Star Wars: Squadrons Review: The X-Wing Strikes Back

A long lost genre makes a triumphant return.

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.

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