Flipping Death Review: The Scythe Life

Despite its focus on death and the afterlife, Flipping Death is a charming and wholesome adventure. Its zany and often eccentric characters bring the well-paced

Madden NFL 19 Review – GameSpot

The Madden series aims to be a true-to-life representation of the popular American sport, and Madden 19 is a refined step forward with advancements across

Dead Cells Review: Rise From Your Grave

Tucked away in a long-forgotten prison lies a corpse. From time to time, a sticky mass of green goo slips into the cell and gives

Chasm Review: The Battle Below

Although Chasm offers a rare procedurally generated spin on the classic Metroid formula, its demanding combat is what makes it stand out from the sea

The Banner Saga 3 Review

Note: Care has been taken to avoid major specific spoilers for The Banner Saga 1 and 2. The broad narrative setup for The Banner Saga

Semblance Review – GameSpot

Semblance is a game that relies on your enjoyment of the satisfying feeling that comes with the act of reshaping objects and environments. The game’s

Mega Man X Legacy Collection 1 + 2 Review: Mega Museum

Mega Man and Mega Man X are related, but only just. Whereas Mega Man is plucky and wholesome, Mega Man X is often melodramatic and

Earthfall Review: An Inferior Invasion

It’d be easy to dismiss Earthfall as nothing more than a Left 4 Dead clone, and you wouldn’t be wrong to do so. Despite riffing

Mothergunship Review: Bullet-Hell Extravaganza – GameSpot

Mothergunship wastes little time in throwing you head-first into its fast-paced and over-the-top bullet-hell experience. As the spiritual successor to indie roguelike FPS Tower of

20XX Review – Robot Generation

20XX wears its influences on its sleeve. If you’re familiar with Mega Man X, then slipping into the metallic bodies of 20XX’s two core protagonists–the

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker Nintendo Switch Review: Time For Adventure

Nintendo has all but cornered the market on streamlined, cute adventures for all ages. While Captain Toad made his first appearance in Super Mario Galaxy,

Octopath Traveler Review: Divide And Conquer

Retro throwbacks rarely go for the mid-’90s mix of 2D sprites and low-res 3D models, but along comes Octopath Traveler, a game that manages to

Sonic Mania Plus Review – Encore! Encore!

From the opening title’s splash screen, Sonic Mania’s presentation is intoxicating. Its colorful, retro 2D graphics and vibrant ’90s-inspired pop soundtrack is enough to make

The Crew 2 Review – On The Road Again

After 30 hours, The Crew 2 has left me with a lot of wonderful memories. They aren’t filled with the kind of emergent stories you

Wreckfest Review: Crashing The Party

If there’s anything to be learned from a game like Wreckfest, it’s that thrashing around old bangers, running opponents into concrete barriers, and threading the

Lumines Remastered: Groove Is In The Heart

Seconds after I started up Challenge Mode in Lumines Remastered, Mondo Grosso’s “Shinin’” perked up and the energetic sounds of an acoustic guitar began to

Mario Tennis Aces Review: Aim High

When the credits rolled on Mario Tennis Aces’ Adventure Mode, I vowed to never again laugh at a tennis player having an ugly meltdown on

Nier: Automata Review – GameSpot

The post-apocalyptic world of Nier: Automata thrives on its mysteries. Its ruined Earth setting is a playground of mayhem where fashionable androids lay waste to

The Awesome Adventures Of Captain Spirit – Mind Over Matter

Warning: This review contains minor spoilers for Life Is Strange and The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit is a

Moonlighter Review: Open For Business

Dulcet tones and somber notes played in time represent the curious duality of Moonlight. It is, at once, a heroic adventure and the name of

Sushi Striker: The Way Of Sushido Review – Cartoon Cuisine Combat

Like many of Nintendo’s most memorable video games, Sushi Striker: The Way of Sushido takes a seemingly mundane fixture of life and extrapolates it into

West Of Loathing Review: Wild, Wild West

West of Loathing is not as simple as its art style might lead you to believe. Its black and white color palette, stick-figure characters, and

West Of Loathing Review: The Wild Bunch

West of Loathing is not as simple as its art style might lead you to believe. Its black and white color palette, stick-figure characters, and

Onrush Review: Push It To The Limit

Calling Onrush a racing game is a tad reductive and maybe even a little disingenuous. Sure, there are two- and four-wheeled vehicles careening around a

BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle Review – The Tag Team Dream

2D anime fighters like the BlazBlue series are often intimidating for their elaborate movesets and demand for precise execution. However, BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle breaks

Golem Review: Hidden In Plain Sight

Golem often feels at odds with itself. This gorgeous puzzle-filled adventure successfully wraps you in a mystical world, where bright hues and cheerful melodies set

Yoku’s Island Express Review: A Breath of Fresh Air

Metroid-style platformers have become more common recently, which makes standing out from the pack a daunting task for new games in that style. Yoku’s Island

Vampyr Review: The City That Never Sleeps

Vampyr may seem an unlikely game from the studio that made the narrative-focused Life Is Strange, but being an action-RPG doesn’t preclude it from being

Dillon’s Dead-Heat Breakers Review: Running On Fumes

Dillon the Armadillo is every stoic hero of the Old West… but as an anthropomorphic armadillo. He doesn’t say much because he really doesn’t need

The Forest Review: Are You Afraid Of The Dark?

The broad premise of The Forest is far from unique. A plane crash lands on a seemingly deserted island, and you, a lone survivor, have

Agony Review: A Captivating Disappointment

Hell, by its very nature, shouldn’t be enjoyed, but there’s still something enthralling and entertaining in seeing creators imagine it in various ways. Agony, on

Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection Review – Keep The Past Alive

The Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection is another example of Digital Eclipse going above and beyond to properly port and pay tribute to a bounty

Quarantine Circular Review: Who Are We, Really?

Much like its sudden release, Quarantine Circular aims to surprise. The second installment in Mike Bithell’s short-story series doesn’t have a direct narrative connection to

Wizard Of Legend Review: Fast-Paced Action

Roguelike pixel-art games are so common that it almost feels like a cliché. Without a great hook, many of these would-be indie hits wind up

Conan Exiles Review: Dull And Dense

For a game that’s based on the world of Robert E. Howard’s Conan the Barbarian, Conan Exiles has remarkably little to do with any part

Detroit: Become Human Review – To Err Is Human

Detroit: Become Human posits a well-worn future, when androids have become so lifelike and so deeply integrated into human society that surely it’s only a

Runner 3 Review: A Bit Of A Trip

Out of the numerous games to spring up under the Bit.Trip umbrella, it’s not exactly a surprise that the most accessible of the bunch, Bit.Trip

State Of Decay 2 Review: The Limping Dead

State of Decay 2 sometimes feels like a far-too-real representation of the mundane reality that comes with surviving a zombie apocalypse. Consistently being on the

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

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

Battle Chasers Nightwar Review: Switch It Up

Based on a hit comic book series from the late ’90s, Battle Chasers: Nightwar successfully translates the look and feel of a comic into a

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 respects at a

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

God Of War Review: Out With The Old, In With The New

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

Life Is Strange: Before The Storm Review – Keep the Good Times Rolling

It’s rare that a prequel truly works, where a story can captivate despite the audience knowing what’s coming and where the path will lead. Life

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

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

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

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

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

Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire Review

Share. The sequel to Obsidian’s throwback RPG is a flawed gem. By DM Schmeyer By spreading its sails and taking the journey to a creative

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

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

Battletech Review: A Tactical PC Game That Will Mech Your Day

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