Reviews

8

Ashen Review – Turning Strangers Into Friends

Even with so much of the experience feeling similar to something else you’ve played, Ashen delivers a great sense of wonder in its world, and ends up being a fun journey.
by Andrew Reiner on Dec 15, 2018 at 11:58 AM
8.75

Dusk Review – Getting Old Schooled

Dusk doesn't mess around with leveling mechanics or a sprawling narrative; it hands you a shotgun and lets you loose on a demon army.
by Ben Reeves on Dec 13, 2018 at 4:00 PM
8.25

Gris Review – Not All Who Wander Are Lost

Nomada Studio's beautiful puzzle/platformer gives form to feeling.
by Matthew Kato on Dec 13, 2018 at 8:01 AM
6

Desert Child Review – Just Scraping By

An interesting concept can't quite carry this racing/simulation hybrid across the finish line.
by Joe Juba on Dec 12, 2018 at 4:15 PM
8

Just Cause 4 Review – An Explosive Sandbox Of Possibilities

Like any good sandbox game, Just Cause 4 gives you the freedom to make your own fun, and has kept me experimenting and entertained for hours after the credits rolled.
by Jeff Marchiafava on Dec 11, 2018 at 1:25 PM
9.5

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Review – A Raucous Clash Reunion

Whether you haven’t played Smash since your dorm-room days or you breathlessly await each new entry, Ultimate is not to be missed.
by Jeff Cork on Dec 07, 2018 at 2:24 PM
7

Earth Defense Force 5 Review – A Weakening Resistance

Fighting off swarms of aliens is still simple fun, but Earth Defense Force 5 remains clunky and outdated.
by Joe Juba on Dec 07, 2018 at 12:15 PM
6.5

The Council Review – The Wrong Side Of History

The Council has an alluring premise with interesting choices and consequences. However, it falls apart with absurd plot twists, tedious backtracking, and unexciting puzzles.
by Kimberley Wallace on Dec 06, 2018 at 4:34 PM
9

Beat Saber Review – Engrossing Musical Swordplay

Years into its life, the gaming public is still unsure of virtual reality, but Beat Saber has the potential to convince skeptics to take another look.
by Kyle Hilliard on Dec 05, 2018 at 3:35 PM
8.5

Artifact Review - Analytical Adventure

Valve is back with a clever, competitive card game.
by Daniel Tack on Dec 05, 2018 at 12:45 PM
7.5

Mutant Year Zero: Road To Eden Review – A Strange Mutation

Mutant Year Zero also carves out its own niche in the turn-based strategy genre, but a limited scope and bafflingly abrupt ending mar the experience.
by Jeff Marchiafava on Dec 05, 2018 at 12:05 PM
7

Persona 3: Dancing In Moonlight Review - Remix My Dread

Dancing In Moonlight does mostly right by Persona 3's soundtrack, even if an awkward interface hampers some of the fun.
by Suriel Vazquez on Nov 27, 2018 at 8:30 AM
7

Persona 5: Dancing In Starlight Review - Wake Up, Get Up, Dance Out There

Although it's not the best rhythm game, Dancing In Starlight is a good celebration of Persona 5's outstanding soundtrack.
by Suriel Vazquez on Nov 27, 2018 at 8:30 AM
8

Darksiders III Review – A Quality Experience From Another Age

What Darksiders III lacks in production values, it makes up for with good design.
by Kyle Hilliard on Nov 26, 2018 at 5:00 AM
6

Fallout 76 Review – Over Encumbered

Fallout 76 is easy game to lose yourself in, as meaningful discoveries are everywhere. But those moments are often destroyed by glitches, crashes, and technical issues.
by Andrew Reiner on Nov 21, 2018 at 6:22 PM
8

Battlefield V Review – Hedge Warfare

Battlefield V feels more iterative than innovative, partially because so many of its touted features are still missing.
by Matt Bertz on Nov 16, 2018 at 1:55 PM
8.5

Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu & Eevee Review – A Classic Evolved

Let's Go is a great time whether you’re a die-hard fan or a newcomer to the series.
by Brian Shea on Nov 14, 2018 at 4:55 PM
4.5

Overkill’s The Walking Dead Review – A Camp Not Worth Defending

Don't open the door to this deeply flawed take on first-person cooperative survival.
by Matt Miller on Nov 14, 2018 at 3:42 PM
8.5

Spyro Reignited Trilogy Review – Purple Reign

All three games withstand the test of time and remain fun to play.
by Andrew Reiner on Nov 12, 2018 at 7:59 AM
8

Hitman 2 Review – A Worthy Investment For Expert Executioners

Like Agent 47 himself, Hitman 2 doesn’t take a lot of chances – instead it continues honing its underlying formula to a deadly precision.
by Jeff Marchiafava on Nov 09, 2018 at 4:06 PM