Games Reviews


Solid Survival Shooting

The concept of H1Z1 is simple: Hit the ground running, grab a backpack and whatever weapon is handy, and head to the safe zone while blowing away 149 oppon...

Straying From The Path

My biggest problem with side-scrolling brawlers has always been their mindlessness. Even when a few upgrade trees or RPG systems are thrown in to make them...


Dead On Revival

In 2000, Kronos Digital and Eidos released a unique anime-inspired action game called Fear Effect for the original PlayStation. Its slick presentation, Gh...

Lifeless Space

The Station tells a science-fiction story we’ve all heard before. Earth has lost contact with a crew aboard a space station, and you are sent in to i...


A Noble Quest In Need Of Divine Intervention

Despite offering an endless tapestry of intriguing tales to draw from, the events of history remain criminally ignored by video games. Sure, exotic locatio...

A Soulful Journey Through America

Wandering through the countryside, you hear whispers of devastation, unemployment, and dust storms that ravage people's homes. Other moments bring you ...


Stripping A Solid Series For Parts

Metal Gear Survive is the first entry since Konami and series creator Hideo Kojima’s contentious split, and it shows. It features a non-canon, spin-o...

If You Give A Mouse A Mission

Moss represents an experiment inside the already-experimental world of virtual reality. It’s a third-person platformer, but it’s played from th...


Pulling Back The Layers

Simplicity and elegance go hand in hand in many mediums, and Into the Breach demonstrates that the same can apply for game design. After the remarkable suc...

An Earnest Tale About Ordinary Love

Portraying love and relationships in games can be tricky, and developers often struggle with how much interactivity, or even significance, should be given ...


Reaching A Higher Summit

In gruff moments of fatherly instruction, Kratos repeats the phrase “be better” to his son, Atreus. This happens in different contexts, but the...

God Of War Review: Divine Bloodshed

The God of War series has, until now, stuck very close to the standards set in the original 2005 game. More than a decade (and many games) later, it makes sens...


Extinction Review - A Giant Mess

Don't let the AAA price tag fool you into thinking Extinction is a high-end product. It ain't, and there's nothing in the game--not even cutscenes--that come c...

Fortnite: Battle Royale Review - Laying The Foundation

For a game that was long in development as a cooperative horde-based shooter, the conspicuous and relatively quick addition of battle royale to Fortnite seemed...


Penny-Punching Princess Review: In For A Pound

Penny-Punching Princess opens by declaring that, in the age of capitalism, money is where real power comes from. This is a game about a princess who needs to ac...

The Alliance Alive Review: A Change Of Pace

The Alliance Alive wastes no time throwing you into a dark and oppressive world. As soon as you begin, you meet young Azura and her friend Galil. In their world...


The Invisible Hours Review: From Every Angle

Sharing much of the style of Punchdrunk's 2011 play Sleep No More, The Invisible Hours is more immersive theater than it is interactive fiction. You exist as a ...

The Swords Of Ditto Review: One Good Turn Deserves Another

As games continue to grow in scope and complexity, there is something to be said about the light-hearted, compact RPG stylings of The Swords of Ditto . It mixes...


Frostpunk Review: Damned If You Do, Damned If You Don't

Huddled together in a crater, they gather around their last hope against the cold--an aging steam generator. Fueled by coal, it can kick out just enough heat to...

Jotun: Valhalla Edition Switch Review - A Slight Downgrade

Imagine the bleakness of the man versus giant creatures gameplay of Shadow of the Colossus as a definitively Nordic tale, and you have a general idea of what Jo...


Nintendo Labo Review: Variety Kit And Robot Kit

It's very easy to dismiss Nintendo's new line of Labo build-and-play toys as merely cardboard. For adults especially, building the Variety Kit's five toys--or t...

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Review - A Blast From The Past

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze arrives on Switch in great shape after four years confined to Wii U, and it's a treat to revisit. It's a straightforward pl...


Battletech Review - Slow And Steady

Enjoying Battletech takes time and patience. Born from the decades-old tabletop game of the same name (which also gave birth to the Mechwarrior series of games)...

City Of Brass Review - Hidden Treasure

City of Brass opens with an ominous warning about the many dangers lurking within its cursed city, before dropping a tantalizing tease of incredible wealth shou...


Total War Saga: Thrones Of Britannia Review - Rule, Britannia

The year is 880 AD. West Seaxe has flourished across the British Isles, and you’ve kept yourself in the hotseat of the English kingdoms through years of hasty...

Pillars Of Eternity 2: Deadfire Review - A Pirate's Life For Me

Pillars of Eternity was something of a herald for the second golden age of classic computer role-playing games. It was an inspiration, and was quickly followed ...


Destiny 2: Warmind Review - Back To Work

Destiny 2 has been struggling to keep its players invested for a while now. Going into its second expansion, Warmind, the biggest question was whether or not De...

FAR: Lone Sails Review: Come Sail Away

FAR: Lone Sails , the debut title of Swiss developer Okomotive , opens with your character--an unnamed, ambiguous figure in red--wordlessly paying their final r...


Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition Review - The Great Zelda Spin-Off Is Back

Hyrule Warriors is a beautiful, chaotic mess of a game. It's got all the glossy rupees, imaginative monsters, and fashionable characters you'd expect from the Z...

Framed Collection Review - Worth A Thousand Words

When it first released in 2014, Framed was declared game of the year by no less than Hideo Kojima . In the years since, this has been the game's enduring legacy...