Reviews

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Stranger Things 3: The Game Review – Unearned Nostalgia

The combat doesn’t ask much of the player and the mission structure underwhelms. If you want to experience the events of Stranger Things’ third season, you’re better off sticking to the source material.
by Kyle Hilliard on Jul 15, 2019 at 3:45 PM
5.5

SolSeraph Review – A False Idol

SolSeraph's modern take on ActRaiser's decades-old formula is so boring and repetitive that it crumbles under the weight of the torch it’s trying to carry.
by Joe Juba on Jul 09, 2019 at 8:30 AM
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My Friend Pedro Review – Stumbling Over Corpses

A frustrating control scheme confounds this bullet ballet's most spectacular moments.
by Javy Gwaltney on Jul 08, 2019 at 3:30 PM
7.5

Sea Of Solitude Review – Uncharted Waters Of The Mind

This adventure game provides an insightful look at mental health inside a gorgeous and melancholy world.
by Elise Favis on Jul 05, 2019 at 8:00 AM
8.75

F1 2019 Review – Good Through Every Corner

Whether guiding your car, career, or league, F1 2019 has plenty of options to keep you covered and entertained.
by Matthew Kato on Jul 03, 2019 at 11:56 AM
8.5

Mordhau Review – A Well-Struck Blow

Mordhau balances brutal realism and goofy battlefield antics to great effect.
by Javy Gwaltney on Jun 28, 2019 at 3:08 PM
7.5

The Sinking City Review – Macabre Tales And Mediocre Gameplay

A rich theme and atmospheric world shine through forgettable gameplay.
by Jeff Marchiafava on Jun 28, 2019 at 1:34 PM
7

198X Review – The Ups And Downs Of A Bygone Era

In 198X's hyper-focused effort to emulate popular '80s staples, its depth of gameplay and narrative suffer.
by Joe Juba on Jun 28, 2019 at 11:45 AM
7.75

Samurai Shodown Review – An Intense Return With Rough Edges

Samurai Shodown's one-on-one fights shine in dyanmic ways, but you'll need a friend to make the most out of it.
by Suriel Vazquez on Jun 25, 2019 at 6:13 PM
8.5

Bloodstained: Ritual Of The Night Review – A Tribute Worth Its Trials

Koji Igarashi's return to the Castlevania formula slowly but surely earns its place in a crowded genre.
by Suriel Vazquez on Jun 24, 2019 at 4:18 PM
7.5

Borderlands 2 Commander Lilith Review – Sticking To A Successful Script

Commander Lilith faithfully recreates and adds to the Borderlands 2 experience, for better and worse.
by Jeff Marchiafava on Jun 21, 2019 at 1:19 PM
7.75

Outer Wilds Review – Wonder And Frustration Intertwined

Outer Wilds is an ambitious adventure filled with wondrous sights and annoyances galore.
by Javy Gwaltney on Jun 03, 2019 at 3:20 PM
7.75

Gato Roboto Review – The Sincerest Form Of Flattery

Apart from the cute twist of playing as a cat, Gato Roboto does little to separate itself from its Metroid inspirations and feels like a decent game you’ve already played.
by Kyle Hilliard on May 30, 2019 at 2:43 PM
6.75

Kids Review – Standing Out By Blending In

Kids is a brief-but-effective example of using game mechanics to impart concepts and ideas, even if those ideas are simple.
by Suriel Vazquez on May 30, 2019 at 2:28 PM
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Void Bastards Review – Scavenging The Fun

Inspired by System Shock 2 and BioShock, Blue Manchu's hybrid of action, shooting, stealth and strategy offers a darkly comedic adventure worth exploring.
by Matt Miller on May 28, 2019 at 11:00 AM
7.75

Trover Saves The Universe Review – Hilarious, Bizarre, And Familiar

The dialogue, story, and jokes are all well done, but the by-the-numbers gameplay delivers a familiar action/platforming experience, even in VR.
by Kyle Hilliard on May 28, 2019 at 10:00 AM
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Layers Of Fear 2 Review – Surprise Over Sophistication

Layers of Fear 2 may excel at jolting you with quick scares, but the narrative and stakes are so obscure that real horror can’t take root.
by Joe Juba on May 24, 2019 at 8:00 AM
7.25

Life Is Strange 2: Episode 3 Review – A Fork In The Road

This new chapter in the Diaz brothers' journey has an explosive conclusion, but suffers from painfully stereotypical characters and poor pacing along the way.
by Elise Favis on May 21, 2019 at 3:33 PM
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Observation Review - The Thrill Of Taking Back Control

Challenging puzzles and a fantastic plot make this horror adventure an unmissable game for fans of the genre.
by Javy Gwaltney on May 21, 2019 at 8:57 AM
8.5

Total War: Three Kingdoms Review - Elegantly Embellishing An Era

A captivating dive into warfare and political intrigue.
by Daniel Tack on May 20, 2019 at 2:38 PM