Reviews

6.75

Vane Review – Frustrating Fever Dream

Vane establishes intrigue early and a few high points almost make the full journey worthwhile, but frustrating moments pepper the whole experience.
by Kyle Hilliard on Jan 18, 2019 at 10:25 AM
8

Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown Review – A Worthy Throwback

This is the Ace Combat we’ve known and loved for decades, and it’s great to have it back.
by Andrew Reiner on Jan 17, 2019 at 10:59 PM
8.25

Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes Review - Returning To Bat Country

Travis Strikes Again is smaller in scope than its predecessors, but no less weird and surprising.
by Suriel Vazquez on Jan 16, 2019 at 8:00 AM
7

Last Year: The Nightmare Review – Stylish Showdowns Struggling To Make The Cut

Last Year's five-versus-one matches deliver plenty of thrills, but the game needs more content to keep players coming back.
by Jeff Marchiafava on Jan 15, 2019 at 5:36 PM
6.5

The Eternal Castle Remastered Review – Stumbling Into The Past

The Eternal Castle captures the magic of cinematic platforming's past but the past isn't always a great thing
by Javy Gwaltney on Jan 15, 2019 at 1:40 PM
8.5

Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story + Bowser Jr.’s Journey Review – Get Pulled Back In

The remake doesn't drastically change or improve Bowser's Inside Story, but that doesn't change the fact that it was always a great game.
by Kyle Hilliard on Jan 10, 2019 at 11:00 PM
8.25

Bury Me, My Love Review – A Powerful Story Of War-Torn Lovers

This text adventure about Syrian refugees is both heartbreaking and inspiring.
by Elise Favis on Jan 09, 2019 at 12:28 PM
8.5

New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe Review – Not New, But Still Super

This port doesn't add a ton of new content, but it's still the best way to play an already fun platformer.
by Brian Shea on Jan 09, 2019 at 3:00 AM
7.75

Insurgency: Sandstorm Review – What's Old Is New Again

Tactical shooter fans should find Insurgency’s skirmishes riveting, even if it's rough around the edges.
by Matt Bertz on Dec 21, 2018 at 9:15 AM
7.5

Below Review - Curiosity And Consternation

Cabybara's long-awaited roguelike is enchanting, but comes with some frustrations.
by Daniel Tack on Dec 18, 2018 at 11:02 AM
7.25

Battle Princess Madelyn Review – Retro To A Fault

Like a long-lost sequel to Ghouls 'n Ghosts, Causal Bit's loving homage brings the good and bad of old-school styling.
by Matt Miller on Dec 17, 2018 at 4:26 PM
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