Baldo: The Guardian Owls reviewed on PlayStation 5 by Gabriel Moss. Narrated by Michael Swaim. Also available on PlayStation 4, Xbox, PC, Apple Arcade, and Nintendo Switch. Under all the aggravating bugs and shoddy design, Baldo: The Guardian Owls is a vast action-adventure RPG filled with puzzles and treasures to find. If you stick with
World War Z: Aftermath reviewed by Travis Northup on PC and Xbox Series X. Also available on Xbox One and PlayStation. Aftermath evolves World War Z in some major ways that brought a smile to my face. Kamchatka is a stellar new episode and the improved melee options and first-person mode are great quality-of-life improvements,
Reviewed by Tristan Ogilvie on PC. Also available on Xbox. “The Artful Escape is a truly joyful musical journey through outer space in which the performances of its cast and the quality of its soundtrack are every bit as stellar as the eye-popping celestial realms it crisscrosses through. It’s not for those who’re after a
Reviewed by Tristan Ogilvie on PlayStation 5. “A long list of quality of life improvements certainly makes the PS5 Director’s Cut the most feature-rich and accessible version of Death Stranding. If you’re yet to experience its gorgeous vistas and general sci-fi weirdness and you’re not turned off at the thought of a 40-hour fetch quest,
A new high watermark for Arkane and developers of similar games to aspire to, Deathloop is a game like no other. Here’s our Deathloop review, covering Deathloop’s single player and PvP modes. Reviewed on PlayStation 5 by Matt Purslow. Deathloop releases on PS5 and PC on September 14, 2021. #IGN #Gaming #Deathloop
With its elegantly simple combat and beautiful world, Kena: Bridge of Spirits harkens back to the days of the N64/GameCube-era Zeldas, Okami, and Star Fox Adventures, while also adding modern sensibilities and a distinct personal touch. Kena: Bridge of Spirits reviewed by Mitchell Saltzman on PlayStation 5. Also available on PlayStation 4 and PC.
I Am Fish reviewed by Travis Northup on Xbox Series X. Also available on Xbox One and PC. I Am Fish is wacky, hilarious, and sometimes agonizing, but still well worth the time for those with a stomach for it. Its intentionally maddening controls and platforming are gimmicks that sometimes overstay their welcome, especially when
Reviewed by Luke Reilly on Xbox One. Also available on PC and Nintendo Switch. “Skatebird is a cute and original arcade skating game supported by great music, but the skating itself is crude by modern standards, the objectives are generally uninspired, and the camera is a regular hassle. It has a lot of charm, but
Reviewed by Tristan Ogilvie on Xbox Series X. Also available on PlayStation. “Despite its intriguing whodunnit premise, Lost Judgment’s main story fails to sustain its suspense all the way to the finish and its detective methods remain only slightly less superficial than those of the previous game. However, its meaty undercover side stories set in
NBA 2K22 reviewed on PlayStation 5 by Ricky Frech. Narration by Akeem Lawanson. Also available on PlayStation 4, Xbox, PC, and Nintendo Switch. NBA 2K22 makes some welcome changes to its on-court action. The new stamina system is a game-changer, leading to the series’ best offensive flow in years. Defensively, the tweaks to blocks and
Aragami 2 reviewed by Kyle Campbell on PC. Also available on PlayStation and Xbox. For everything Aragami 2 gets right about being a sneaky ninja assassin, several tragic missteps rear their ugly heads to thwart any fun before long. Levels are lovely to sneak about in initially, especially with good company, but returning to the
Lost in Random reviewed on PlayStation 5 by Gabriel Moss. Narration by Mark Medina. Also available on Xbox, PC, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch. This sprawling action adventure has way more meat on its bones than you may first expect if you’re only looking for a quick dive into a Tim Burton-esque wonderland. Lost in
Tales of Arise reviewed by Terence Wiggins on PlayStation 5. Narration by Mark Medina. Also available on PlayStation 4, Xbox, and PC. Bandai Namco has hit the mark in reinvigorating the 26-year-old Tales RPG series. Tales of Arise brings to life a beautifully realized world with a story that isn’t afraid to tackle heavy subjects
Life is Strange: True Colors reviewed on PlayStation 5 by Taylor Lyles. Also available on PC, PS4, Xbox, Stadia, and coming to Switch later this year. Life is Strange: True Colors is a fantastic game that offers a great story with solid pacing, and unlike previous games in the series, it left me with the
Reviewed by Luke Reilly on Xbox One. Also available on PlayStation 4, PC, and Nintendo Switch. “Big Rumble Boxing: Creed Champions is easy to pick up and play but has very little to keep folks hanging around, even for Rocky and Creed saga superfans. It simply doesn’t have the modes, the content, or the atmosphere
Clid the Snail reviewed on PlayStation 5 by Jarrett Green. Narration by Mark Medina. Also available on PlayStation 4. “The moments when Clid the Snail are at its best are few and far between. Decent dialogue and a basic but satisfying story can’t make up for the shallow level design, dumb enemy AI, and aggravating
King’s Bounty 2 reviewed on PC by Leana Hafer. Also available on Xbox, PlayStation, and Switch. “The feeling I keep coming back to with King’s Bounty 2 is simply that it’s fine. And sometimes that bugs me more than if it were really flawed or broken in some kind of interesting way. The tactical battles
Reviewed by Luke Reilly on Xbox Series X. Also available on Xbox One, PlayStation, PC, and Nintendo Switch. “WRC 10 is a great rally game and a lovely, if a fraction flawed, ode to the… 49-year history of the World Rally Championship. The end result isn’t streets ahead of the already impressive WRC 9 –
Sonic Colors: Ultimate adds a pretty substantial amount of new content, though none of it really elevates overall experience beyond what it was on the Wii. That said, it still holds up as one of the best modern Sonic games to date thanks to its imaginative level design and clever implementation of its Wisp powers.
Welcome back to another episode of Reviews in Review, where we fill you in on all of the games IGN reviewed during August 2021. Here are links to all the full video reviews: Crowfall – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZaEdedCkbWs Assassin’s Creed Valhalla: The Siege of Paris DLC – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rthqD7_CoK4 Maneater Truth Quest DLC – https://youtu.be/zBMrhXkyMZg Boyfriend Dungeon –
Maneater: Truth Quest DLC reviewed by Travis Northup on PC, also available on Xbox, Nintendo Switch, and PlayStation. Truth Quest is a conspiracy-themed expansion with a few fun ideas and lots of repetitive quests that don’t differ much from the base game’s RPG campaign.
Psychonauts 2 reviewed by Tom Marks, also available on Xbox and PlayStation. As the long-awaited sequel to Double Fine’s original 2005 Psychonauts, as well as its 2017 VR follow-up The Rhombus of Ruin, Psychonauts 2 brings a bit of that mid-2000s action-platformer clunkiness along with it, but it’s still an excellent successor that has just
No More Heroes 3 is an amusing but extremely uneven sequel only likely to appeal to Suda 51 diehards – and even for that audience, it takes several steps backward from the likes of No More Heroes 1 and 2. Combat can occasionally find its flow, particularly during its entertaining boss battles, but poor technical
Aliens: Fireteam Elite reviewed on PC by Kyle Campbell. Also available on Xbox and PlayStation. Aliens: Fireteam Elite does enough right to be plenty worthwhile for a trio of co-op shooter fans who’d rather battle hordes of xenomorphs than the usual zombies. Between the excellent weapons, classes, and enemy types and some wonderful nostalgic hat-tips
Reviewed by Tristan Ogilvie on Nintendo Switch. Also available on PC. “Hoa is a beautiful but brief puzzle-platform adventure that made for a relaxing evening’s worth of entertainment. It features no major physical threats nor any puzzles that are particularly obtuse, so cruising through its hand-painted slices of nature gave me a pleasantly zen-like experience.