Reviews

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
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Fighting off swarms of aliens is still simple fun, but Earth Defense Force 5 remains clunky and outdated.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
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
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
9

Tetris Effect Review – A Dazzling Reimagining

This breathtaking interpretation makes the old favorite feel fresh.
by Jeff Cork on Nov 09, 2018 at 10:00 AM
3

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
6.75

Call Of Cthulhu Review – A True Test Of Sanity

Cynanide Studio's adaptation of the 1981 Call of Cthulhu pen-and-paper RPG struggles mightily before impressing in its final act.
by Andrew Reiner on Nov 02, 2018 at 1:15 PM
9

Diablo III Eternal Collection Review – Blizzard Puts The Devil In The Details

The long and short of it is that this is simply Diablo III on Switch. It’s the same great game, featuring frenzied action, alluring gameplay loops, and few technical compromises.
by Jeff Cork on Oct 30, 2018 at 11:00 AM
10

Red Dead Redemption II Review – An Open-World Western For The Ages

Following in the impossible footsteps of the Grand Theft Auto V, Red Dead Redemption II is a sprawling Western that deepens the tragic tale of the Van der Linde gang and again raises the bar for open world game design.
by Matt Bertz on Oct 25, 2018 at 6:01 AM
8

Starlink: Battle For Atlas Review – Introduction To Space Adventure

While targeted at newcomers to space exploration, Ubisoft's toys-to-life experiment is deeper than you might think.
by Matt Miller on Oct 23, 2018 at 4:50 PM
8.75

Soulcalibur VI Review – Burning Brighter Than Ever

Soulcalibur VI is billed as a reboot, but smart improvements to combat and a lengthy (if bloated) single-player push the series forward.
by Suriel Vazquez on Oct 19, 2018 at 11:56 AM