Reviews

Lost Judgment Review – Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge
7.25

Lost Judgment Review – Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge

When Lost Judgment stumbles, it never recovers. While there's a lot to love in the story and gameplay, at the end of the day, its issues become too much to ignore – especially when those issues are messy and irresponsible.
by Blake Hester on Sep 16, 2021 at 8:00 AM
Deathloop Review – The Joys Of Death And Dying
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Deathloop Review – The Joys Of Death And Dying

Deathloop is a bloody, chaotic mess. A mess you will fail at over and over until finally, you succeed. And that success – the result of hours of experimentation, iteration, and knowledge – makes for one of the best games of the year.
by Blake Hester on Sep 13, 2021 at 7:01 AM
Tales Of Arise Review – A Work Of Astral Art
9.25

Tales Of Arise Review – A Work Of Astral Art

Flashy combat, dynamic characters, and a masterfully realized game world make Tales of Arise one of the best JRPG experiences of the year.
by Jason Guisao on Sep 09, 2021 at 8:52 PM
Life Is Strange: True Colors Review – More Powerful In Life Lessons Than Supernatural Talents
8.5

Life is Strange: True Colors Review – More Powerful In Life Lessons Than Supernatural Talents

You’ll root for Alex Chen, and feel good about helping shape her path forward.
by Kimberley Wallace on Sep 08, 2021 at 11:00 AM
F.I.S.T.: Forged In Shadow Torch Review – Packing A Punch
8.5

F.I.S.T.: Forged In Shadow Torch Review – Packing A Punch

This bionic bunny's adventure packs an impressive wallop.
by Marcus Stewart on Sep 06, 2021 at 2:00 AM
Aliens: Fireteam Elite Review – In Space, No One Can Hear You Snore
6.5

Aliens: Fireteam Elite Review – In Space, No One Can Hear You Snore

Aliens: Fireteam Elite occasionally fires on all cylinders, but a monotonous gameplay loop bogs down the entire experience.
by Jason Guisao on Aug 23, 2021 at 5:26 PM
Madden NFL 22 Review – Short Of The First Down
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Madden NFL 22 Review – Short Of The First Down

Though Madden NFL 22 delivers solid yet familiar action, the yardage gained is squandered by its fumbles.
by Brian Shea on Aug 19, 2021 at 11:01 PM
Axiom Verge 2 Review – Lost In Another World
7.75

Axiom Verge 2 Review – Lost In Another World

Striding more confidently free of its Metroid inspirations, Axiom Verge 2 is a worthy successor, but it takes patience to fully enjoy.
by Matt Miller on Aug 11, 2021 at 12:00 PM
Hades Review – The Highs And Lows Of Repetition
8.5

Hades Review – The Highs And Lows Of Repetition

Supergiant's excellent roguelike is releasing on new-gen platforms, and if you haven't played it yet, it's the perfect time to take a trip to hell.
by Matt Miller on Aug 10, 2021 at 12:00 PM
Eldest Souls Review – What A Rush
8.25

Eldest Souls Review – What A Rush

This challenging boss rush can be maddening but its rewarding combat makes it worth the struggle.
by Marcus Stewart on Aug 05, 2021 at 3:57 PM
Cris Tales Review – In A Time Loop
7.75

Cris Tales Review – In A Time Loop

Despite its shortcomings and frustrations, Cris Tales is an enjoyable adventure for RPG fans to take.
by Brian Shea on Aug 04, 2021 at 5:07 PM
The Forgotten City Review – A Narrative Masterpiece
9

The Forgotten City Review – A Narrative Masterpiece

Extensive player choice fuels a mystery that pays off in big ways.
by Andrew Reiner on Jul 30, 2021 at 3:27 PM
Last Stop Review - A Playable TV Show With An Albert Camus Twist
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Last Stop Review - A Playable TV Show With An Albert Camus Twist

Last Stop is a two-sided experience where one side is relatable monotony and the other offers unbridled chaos and imaginative conundrums.
by Liana Ruppert on Jul 21, 2021 at 11:00 AM
Watch Dogs Legion: Bloodline Review – The Glorious Return Of Aiden Pearce And Wrench
8.25

Watch Dogs Legion: Bloodline Review – The Glorious Return Of Aiden Pearce And Wrench

The Bloodline DLC delivers this by bringing back the original hacker himself: Aiden Pearce. And he brings nearly everything I wanted from the base Legion experience along for the ride. 
by Liana Ruppert on Jul 16, 2021 at 8:41 AM
Chicory: A Colorful Tale Review – Color Us Impressed
8.75

Chicory: A Colorful Tale Review – Color Us Impressed

Chicory might look like a coloring book, but, at heart, it’s a Zelda-inspired adventure full of humorous dialogue.
by Ben Reeves on Jul 12, 2021 at 2:00 PM
Dungeons & Dragons: Dark Alliance Review – Missing Ingredients
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Dungeons & Dragons: Dark Alliance Review – Missing Ingredients

Affection for the brand and characters may maintain interest if playing with friends, but this by-the-numbers action/RPG has some big problems.
by Matt Miller on Jul 02, 2021 at 5:13 PM
Ender Lilies: Quietus of the Knights Review – Slaying In The Rain
8.5

Ender Lilies: Quietus of the Knights Review – Slaying In The Rain

Ender Lilies doesn't break the mold for Metroidvanias, but its engrossing gameplay and eye-catching presentation serves a great example of how to execute them well.
by Marcus Stewart on Jul 02, 2021 at 9:13 AM
Scarlet Nexus Review – Anime Ascendant
8.75

Scarlet Nexus Review – Anime Ascendant

Bandai Namco constructs a stylish and compelling fantasy that's all about the combat.
by Daniel Tack on Jun 23, 2021 at 9:00 AM
Final Fantasy VII Remake Episode Intermission Review – The Ultimate Ninja
8.75

Final Fantasy VII Remake Episode Intermission Review – The Ultimate Ninja

Episode Intermission plays like a dream thanks to Yuffie's high-speed and nuanced combat skills, alluring optional activites, and visual/performance upgrades on PlayStation 5.
by Jason Guisao on Jun 16, 2021 at 5:20 PM
Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart Review – Dazzling Dimensional Duality
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Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart Review – Dazzling Dimensional Duality

Insomniac Games' latest sequel roars with excitement and shows us what PlayStation 5 is capable of.
by Andrew Reiner on Jun 08, 2021 at 9:00 AM