Reviews

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Harry Potter: Wizards Unite Review – Gotta Zap 'em All

Harry Potter: Wizards Unite is a more interesting and polished game than Pokémon Go, yet is too much of a spiritual successor for its own good.
by Andrew Reiner on Jul 02, 2019 at 12:41 PM
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
8

Judgment Review – Cracking Cases And Skulls

This Yakuza spinoff proves that you don’t need Kiryu or Majima as tour guides to have a great time in Kamurocho.
by Jeff Cork on Jun 26, 2019 at 3:01 PM
8.75

Super Mario Maker 2 Review – Building On Success

Mario Maker 2 is not a radical reinvention of the original, but it earns the “2” in its title with a great story mode, worthwhile additions to the creation toolset, and co-op.
by Kyle Hilliard on Jun 26, 2019 at 8:00 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
8

Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled – No Rust On This Ride

This old racer can still rip across the track and is well worth a look.
by Andrew Reiner on Jun 20, 2019 at 11:00 PM
7.75

Cadence of Hyrule Review – A Pleasant But Discordant Melody

Cadence of Hyrule is a great ode to the Legend of Zelda and its soundtrack, even as some roguelike elements weigh it down.
by Suriel Vazquez on Jun 19, 2019 at 11:57 AM
6.5

Blood & Truth Review – Man On A Mission

This PSVR title has the guns and the English accent, but it's not enough to make the game more than a basic on-rails shooter.
by Matthew Kato on Jun 06, 2019 at 1:18 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
8.5

Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth – A Solid Swan Song For The 3DS

Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth is the ultimate tribute to the series' last 13 years with Etrian Odyssey elements thrown in for good measure.
by Kimberley Wallace on Jun 03, 2019 at 8:30 AM
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
8

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
9.5

Dreams Review – Bringing Your Imagination To Life

Dreams’ robust design and sharing tools offer endless possibilities to creators and a growing tidal wave of fun, hilarious, and moving gameplay experiences for players.
by Jeff Marchiafava on May 21, 2019 at 5:58 PM