Reviews

Lost Ark reviewed by Gabriel Moss on PC. Lost Ark takes a genuinely impressive stab at the isometric action RPG genre, and its integration into a perpetually online world is complementary rather than invasive. It’s expansive and deep, capable of scratching the itch for a new Diablo-like action RPG that is filled with other players
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Monark reviewed by Cameron Hawkins on PlayStation 5. Monark has a lot of interesting ideas that could have come together into a great tactical JRPG, but what’s here feels more like a prototype. Its Madness mechanic adds interesting choices to its fights, but is mostly irrelevant and annoying outside of combat. And while its well-voiced
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Watch our Elden Ring review. Elden Ring is a massive iteration on what FromSoftware began with the Souls series, bringing its relentlessly challenging combat to an incredible open world that gives us the freedom to choose our own path. Elden Ring Reviewed by Mitchell Saltzman on PC. Also available on PlayStation and Xbox. #IGN #Gaming
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Reviewed by Tristan Ogilvie on PC. Also available on PlayStation and Xbox. “Martha is Dead is a confronting, compelling, and increasingly disorientating detour into darkness, one that made me appropriately uncomfortable at times but ultimately left me feeling somewhat unfulfilled by its inconclusive ending. It’s therefore not especially satisfying in a traditional ‘Whodunnit?’ sense, but
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Far: Changing Tides reviewed by Tom Marks on PC, also available on Xbox, PlayStation, and Nintendo Switch Okomotive’s sequel to Far: Lone Sails lacks some of what made its predecessor truly special, but it’s still another lovely roadtrip to take. #IGN #Games
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Reviewed by Luke Reilly on Xbox Series X. Also available on Xbox One, PlayStation 4/5, and PC. “It’s not obvious at first glance, but Grid Legends is a definite step up from Grid 2019, with a bigger collection of circuits, more race types, and some extremely clever hop-in multiplayer. It’s not a dramatic leap, though,
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Shadow Warrior 3 reviewed by Otto Kratky on PC. Also available on PlayStation and Xbox. Shadow Warrior 3 provides some good old-fashioned FPS action, even if it isn’t doing anything particularly special within the genre. Its forgettable story gets almost entirely out of the way of its blisteringly fast combat, chock full of enemies that
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Reviewed by Luke Reilly on PlayStation 5. Also available on PlayStation 4. “On the eve of the series’ 25th birthday, Gran Turismo 7 is more than just a celebration of cars this time around; in some ways, it’s also a celebration of itself. A modern mix of the original Gran Turismo’s trendsetting format with GT
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Elex 2 reviewed by Leana Hafer on PC, also available on PlayStation and Xbox. A sequel to 2017’s Elex, inconsistent writing and terrible combat dim the bright spots of this epic-sized RPG that seems firmly stuck in the genre’s past. #IGN #Gaming #Elex2
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Reviewed by Luke Reilly on Xbox Series X. Also available on Xbox One, PlayStation, PC, and Nintendo Switch. “Fun, fast, and damn near photorealistic at times, Hot Wheels Unleashed is a surprising and brilliant arcade racer. Carefully detailed, highly customisable, and buoyantly uncynical, this toy racer defies all expectations with remarkable attention to detail, excellent
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Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania reviewed on PlayStation 5 by Sarah LeBouef. Narrated by Ryan McCaffrey. Also available on Xbox, Nintendo Switch, and PC. With over 300 stages compiled and upgraded from previous games in the series, Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania has plenty to do, but not enough of it is half as fun
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Astria Ascending reviewed by Cameron Hawkins on PC, also available on Xbox, PlayStation, and Nintendo Switch. This side-scrolling, turn-based JRPG from a team of Final Fantasy veterans attracts you with its art, keeps you interested with its combat, but may lose you entirely due to its bland story full of annoying difficulty spikes. #IGN #Gaming
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Diablo 2: Resurrected reviewed on PC by Jon Bolding. Also available on Xbox, PlayStation, and Switch. Diablo 2: Resurrected updates the graphics of a great, classic action RPG for a new generation. It masterfully preserves the mood of a singular game, and at the same time it preserves the gameplay as it has been for
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Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous reviewed by Rowan Kaiser on PC. Coming to Xbox and PlayStation in March 2022. Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous has to live up to the expectations of being a Pathfinder adaptation, a sequel to the fascinating if messy Kingmaker, and the next big ambitious isometric RPG. Perhaps shockingly, it succeeds
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Outer Wilds: Echoes of the Eye reviewed by Tom Marks on PC, also available on PlayStation, Xbox, and Nintendo Switch. Echoes of the Eye is a wonderful return to the clockwork solar system of Outer Wilds, even if its occasional horror game sections aren’t quite as interesting as what came before. #IGN #Gaming #OuterWilds
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FIFA 22 reviewed by Jordan Oloman on PlayStation 5. Also available on Xbox, PC, Switch, and Stadia. FIFA 22 heralds the next generation of virtual football, and while it doesn’t reinvent the ball, the attacking and defending gameplay gains moment-to-moment fluidity. Goalkeeping blunders and visual inconsistencies aside, this year’s FIFA is still one of the
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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
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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,
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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
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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,
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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
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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.
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TOEM is a short but satisfying little photography adventure packed with witty writing and picturesque moments to capture. Reviewed by Rebekah Valentine on Nintendo Switch. Also available on PC and PS5. #IGN #Reviews
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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