Reviews

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Phantom Doctrine Review – A Slow But Satisfying Burn

Phantom Doctrine's abundance of systems takes a lot of time and experimenting to unpack, but if you’ve got the patience, the investment pays off.
by Jeff Marchiafava on Aug 17, 2018 at 1:57 PM
9.25

Hollow Knight Review - Climbing To The Top Of The Genre

Hollow Knight's inspirations are clear, but it eventually proves itself to go down as one of those classics.
by Imran Khan on Aug 16, 2018 at 3:30 PM
7

The Walking Dead: The Final Season – Episode 1 Review

The final season's opener starts with a whimper but we're hoping it picks up speed.
by Kimberley Wallace on Aug 13, 2018 at 10:00 AM
7.75

We Happy Few Review – The High Is Worth The Comedown

While We Happy Few is dragged down by irritating missions, scarce-but-necessary resources, and technical blips from time to time, it’s a fun adventure that combines an eerie atmosphere and a gripping narrative to great effect.
by Brian Shea on Aug 09, 2018 at 7:00 AM
8

Dauntless Review - A Prosaic Peak

This massive monster mash is great at drawing you in, but does it have fangs?
by Daniel Tack on Aug 07, 2018 at 4:30 PM
9.25

Monster Hunter World PC Review – A Fertile New Ecosystem

The PC version of one of 2018's best games delivers the same thrilling hunts with some performance bumps and a few caveats.
by Suriel Vazquez on Aug 07, 2018 at 10:00 AM
8

Overcooked 2 Review – Another Tasty Bite That's Easier To Chew

Madness in the kitchen returns, but is made less frustrating with more forgiving gating and scoring systems.
by Andrew Reiner on Aug 07, 2018 at 8:00 AM
9

Dead Cells Review – One Of The Best Roguelikes To Date

Dying is never fun in games of this ilk, but Dead Cells' well-designed reward loop softens that blow and bolsters all subsequent runs.
by Andrew Reiner on Aug 06, 2018 at 11:00 AM
8

Madden NFL 19 Review – The Ups And Downs Of Another Gripping Season

The series' gameplay and selection of modes overcomes some of this year's less-than-stellar additions.
by Matthew Kato on Aug 01, 2018 at 11:01 PM
8

The Banner Saga 3 Review – A Brutal End To A Long Journey

The Banner Saga 3 wraps up this bleak oddysey in a satisfying manner.
by Javy Gwaltney on Aug 01, 2018 at 3:50 PM
7.5

Chasm Review – Lagging Behind Greatness

Chasm features all of the Metroid hallmarks: creative upgrades, fearsome enemies, and gorgeous backdrops. Unfortunately, its twisting labyrinths feel randomly slapped together – which they are.
by Ben Reeves on Jul 31, 2018 at 10:00 AM
8

WarioWare Gold Review – Only The Hits

WarioWare Gold is like a greatest hits compilation of the best microgames of the past 15 years.
by Kyle Hilliard on Jul 27, 2018 at 4:45 PM
7

Danger Zone 2 Review – Hit And Run

The title, inspired by Burnout's Crash mode, takes limited steps beyond the first Danger Zone.
by Matthew Kato on Jul 26, 2018 at 3:05 PM
9.5

Fortnite Review - An Epic Epoch

A frenzy of fresh, fantastical fun.
by Daniel Tack on Jul 19, 2018 at 1:30 PM
8

Octopath Traveler Review – An Arduous But Rewarding Journey

Octopath Traveler occasionally adheres too closely to antiquated ideas, but it also takes exciting leaps.
by Joe Juba on Jul 18, 2018 at 5:00 PM
6

Adventure Time: Pirates Of The Enchiridion Review – Unrealized Potential In A Flooded World

Pirates of the Enchiridion comes up short in many ways, but I still did get to have an adventure in Ooo, even if it was flooded with both water and technical issues.
by Kyle Hilliard on Jul 17, 2018 at 11:00 AM
5

Earthfall Review – The Dullest Invasion

Earthfall is a pale imitation of its co-op action influences.
by Javy Gwaltney on Jul 13, 2018 at 1:19 PM
8

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker Review – Nintendo Recuts A Semiprecious Stone

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker remains a delightful romp for anyone who missed this treasure hunt the first time around.
by Ben Reeves on Jul 13, 2018 at 12:20 PM
8.5

Splatoon 2: Octo Expansion Review – Diving To More Difficult Depths

Octo Expansion is a terrific reason to once again take the plunge into Splatoon 2.
by Brian Shea on Jul 09, 2018 at 5:18 PM
8.5

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus Switch Review – A Compromised Masterpiece

The Switch port of Wolfenstein II retains all the zany action and heartbreak of its console predecessor.
by Javy Gwaltney on Jul 02, 2018 at 3:02 PM