Reviews

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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
8.25

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
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
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
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
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
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

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
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The Quiet Man Review – The Sound Of Failure

With a mishmash of awful storytelling and mechanics, this narrative-infused brawler plays like a game that was cancelled rather than released for purchase.
by Joe Juba on Nov 09, 2018 at 9:30 AM