Gaming Reviews - Page 9

Looking for the latest game reviews? We've got you covered with regular and consistent video game reviews, across both AAA, AA, and indie games! You can also check out our tabletop reviews if you're looking for a new game for your group!

Published on
techraptor to the rescue review

To The Rescue! Review

We take a look at To the Rescue! a new dog shelter simulator, rooted in reality. With many mechanics, bright graphics and adorable dogs, this one is definitely a good boy.

November 2, 2021 | 05:10 EDT

Energy Cycle Logo

Energy Cycle Review

I ought to preface this by saying I'm glad Sometimes You has found this comfortable avenue to continue making games. That doesn't mean I'll find all of their games to be successes either. Sprucing up Energy Cycle for next-gen only reveals inherent flaws that even a modest price point (and free upgrade) can't disregard. When a minimalist puzzle game mismanages its two fundamental pillars to such an extent, it's simply not worth your time.

November 2, 2021 | 11:00 EDT


Unpacking Review

Unpacking is a game all about putting away your stuff after crucial moves in your life. Does it live to its potential? Our Review

November 1, 2021 | 01:00 EDT

Velociraptors in Jurassic World Aftermath

Jurassic World Aftermath Review

View our Jurassic World Aftermath review and see if you should visit Jurassic Park on an Oculus Quest headset!

November 1, 2021 | 11:30 EDT

Official art of Moonglow Bay

Moonglow Bay Review

Moonglow Bay is a cozy fishing game taking place on the Canadian coastline, and it's reeled me in.

November 1, 2021 | 10:30 EDT

Insomnis Key Art

Insomnis Review

Insomnis is a first-person horror game from Path Games that poses the question: what if we made a really standard horror game?

November 1, 2021 | 10:15 EDT

Subway Midnight Review Header

Subway Midnight Review

Subway Midnight is an indie horror game that provides a lot of atmosphere and ambiance but lacks the scares needed to be memorable.

October 28, 2021 | 09:00 EDT

Resident Evil 4 VR

Resident Evil 4 VR Review

We had some time to play Resident Evil 4 VR on Oculus Quest 2. Check out our Resident Evil 4 VR review and see what makes this virtual reality Resident Evil game so great.

October 27, 2021 | 11:30 EDT

kathy rain directors cut techraptor

Kathy Rain: Director's Cut Review

Coming 5 years after the initial game's release, we take a look at Kathy Rain: Director's Cut to see if this spooky point and click mystery still holds up.

October 26, 2021 | 11:00 EDT

marvels guardians of the galaxy review

Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy Review

Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy is everything Marvel's Avengers should have been and much, much more.

October 25, 2021 | 09:00 EDT

Age of Empires IV

Age of Empires IV Review

Age of Empires IV far exceeded my expectations and will delight longtime fans and newcomers alike.

October 25, 2021 | 03:05 EDT

Roccat Kone Pro Air

Roccat Kone Pro Air Review

The Roccat Kone Pro Air is an ultra-light wireless mouse that gets rid of all those gimmicks gaming peripherals are known for. Our review

October 23, 2021 | 11:00 EDT

Roccat Torch

Roccat Torch Review

The Roccat Torch is a fascinating mic with a multitude of options and a great look. Does it live up to its potential? Our review

October 22, 2021 | 11:30 EDT


Unplugged Review

Unplugged is a VR experiment somewhere between Guitar Hero and Rocksmith. Using hand-tracking technology, it's a hard game to pull off. Our Review

October 21, 2021 | 11:00 EDT

Disciples: Liberation - Key Art

Disciples: Liberation Review

Disciples: Liberation is a strategy RPG that tasks you with answering nuanced moral questions, while also getting you to team up with demons, zombies, and even child-murdering elves.

October 21, 2021 | 05:00 EDT

jars review victor cut scene

JARS Review

JARS is a strategy puzzle with tower defense elements from Mousetrap Games and Daedalic Entertainment, providing endless hours of jar-opening fun along with an intriguing story and quirky artwork. The puzzles themselves offer a ton of replayability, but it's the story that will ultimately make a lasting impression after every level.

October 20, 2021 | 12:00 EDT

Echo Generation Review Preview Image

Echo Generation Review

Echo Generation invests players in a sci-fi neighborhood adventure with a unique twist on interactive turn-based combat set in a beautiful voxel world.

October 20, 2021 | 11:00 EDT

Jett: The Far Shore opening scene and banner

Jett: The Far Shore Review

Jett: The Far Shore is the first release from indie studio Superbrothers since Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP in 2011. They've lost none of their flair for evocative narrative beats but the gameplay becomes repetitive after the first few hours. Even their incredible world design and poetic dialogue can't save this space exploration story from mediocrity.

October 20, 2021 | 10:30 EDT

techraptor doctor who edge of reality

Doctor Who: The Edge of Reality Review

We take a trip with Doctor Who to The Edge of Reality, a console and PC port of a VR game and see how it holds up.

October 19, 2021 | 10:00 EDT

All-Star Brawl Logo

Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl Review

Whether it falls back to the unfortunately-named publisher, GameMill Entertainment, pushing developer duo Ludosity & Fair Play Labs or contractual expectations by Nickelodeon, this game was jettisoned into 2021 holiday window.  Even though this review envelopes a healthy share of criticisms, there's also something to be said about the fun buried deep beneath.

October 18, 2021 | 01:37 EDT

The game's text shown in in 1990s retro pixels and display

Inscryption Review

Inscryption is a game about a card game that quickly spirals into a wild genre-bending horror experience. This is our review.

October 18, 2021 | 11:00 EDT

Official art for the NeoGeo Pocket Color Selection Vol. 1

NeoGeo Pocket Color Selection Vol. 1 Review

Although a niche console back in the day, the NeoGeo Pocket Color Selection Vol. 1 offers a sizeable look at what the console had to offer, with 10 games in this retro collection from SNK.

October 18, 2021 | 10:30 EDT

The game's title in front of a red planet

Metroid Dread Review

Metroid Dread is the return of the iconic 2D sci-action series after almost two decades. Our review of one of the best action-platformers of 2021.

October 17, 2021 | 12:00 EDT

Turtle Beach Recon Controller

Turtle Beach Recon Controller Review

The Turtle Beach Recon Controller is an oddly unique one that combines some of Turtle Beach's best headset functions with a controller. Our review

October 15, 2021 | 11:00 EDT

Crysis Remastered Trilogy featured image

Crysis Remastered Trilogy Review

The Crysis Remastered Trilogy is an inconsistent package that suffers to varying degrees depending on which entry in the collection you're looking at. From a console gamer perspective, Crysis Remastered is rough around the edges, marred mostly by its bugs. Crysis 2 is as good of a remaster as you could want, but the game itself is less ambitious than its younger and older siblings. Crysis 3 is great, but it fails as a remaster with less polished visuals.

October 15, 2021 | 04:00 EDT

header image

The Good Life Review

The Good Life is a celebration of all things SWERY for better and for worse. There are some persistent annoyances for sure, but any grievances are quickly overshadowed by the rural charm that the game carries in spades.

October 14, 2021 | 04:19 EDT

hinokami chronicles rengoku

Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Hinokami Chronicles Review

Demon Slayer - Kimetsu no Yaiba - The Hinokami Chronicles, manages to be an entertaining title that serves as a way to celebrate everything about this IP.

October 13, 2021 | 12:00 EDT

Insurgency Sandstorm Key Art

Insurgency: Sandstorm Review

Finding a balance between hardcore, tactical combat and player accessibility is no easy task with first-person shooters, but New World Interactive found a way. It's not without modest gripes, such as some lackluster modes and enemy AI, which prevent Insurgency: Sandstorm from earning a pristine Medal of Honor, but its merits make it an easy shoe-in for a Silver Star.

October 13, 2021 | 11:30 EDT

Castlevania Advance Collection Review Header

Castlevania Advance Collection Review

Castlevania Advance Collection Is one of those rare game collections that hits the nail on the head. Its inclusion of legendary Game Boy Advance titles and rare SNES game make it worth checking out if you're a fan of the series or just looking to dive into some of the best metroidvanias ever made.

October 11, 2021 | 11:00 EDT

Cooler Master MM730 Preview Image

Cooler Master MM730 Review

The Cooler Master MM730 is an incredibly lightweight gaming mouse with all the bells and whistles a gamer might need, is there anything that holds it back?

October 6, 2021 | 11:00 EDT

Succubus Key Art

Succubus Review

Succubus is a first-person hack-and-slash game in the same universe as 2018s Agony, but with more of an action focus than the previous entry.

October 5, 2021 | 11:00 EDT

Vagrus Review Titlecard

Vagrus - The Riven Realms Review

Vagrus - The Riven Realms carves itself a comfortable middle ground that showcases a well thought out, if difficult, experience.

October 5, 2021 | 10:00 EDT

Billy Vs. The Leviathan

Rainbow Billy: The Curse of the Leviathan Review

Everyone needs someone to vent and talk to from time to time. Rainbow Billy: The Curse Of The Leviathan is full of such folks just waiting for you to befriend them and brighten the world.

October 5, 2021 | 03:00 EDT

A haunting creature.

Dap Review

The last place we want to see adorable creatures is in horrifying situations. This is what is happening to the Dap in Dap and you'll want to guide them out of the horror as quick as you can.

October 4, 2021 | 11:00 EDT

Fighting for the dogs!

The Last Friend Review

Dog's are loyal and caring companions that are so full of potential. Apparently, this includes the ability to operate sophisticated turrets. Befriend all the dogs and fight alongside them in The Last Friend.

October 4, 2021 | 10:30 EDT

Alan holding a flashlight while in the woods, the title is seen on the left side.

Alan Wake Remastered Review

Remedy Entertainment partners with Epic Games and d3t Studios to bring us Alan Wake Remastered. Here is our review.

October 4, 2021 | 09:00 EDT

legion td 2 review

Legion TD 2 Review

Legion TD 2 is another game that started as a Warcraft III custom map, but does it do enough to build upon its humble origins?

October 1, 2021 | 10:00 EDT

Rogue Lords

Rogue Lords Review

Rogue Lords is an interesting tactical roguelike with some spooky theming. Does it give the devil his due or fail to really bite? Our review

September 30, 2021 | 05:00 EDT

Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania - Key Art

Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania Review

Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania is a compilation of the first 3 console releases in the franchise, brought into the modern age with added content.

September 29, 2021 | 12:00 EDT

Cloud Gardens Review Diorama

Cloud Gardens Review

Cloud Gardens is a dystopian sandbox puzzle-slash-sim from Noio where you make the most of the apocalypse by making plants grow. It’s an ultra-Zen title that forces you to slow down, think about life, and do a little gardening - which is a totally welcome experience for when you need a breath of fresh air in today’s suffocating world.

September 28, 2021 | 12:00 EDT

Hot Wheels Key Art

Hot Wheels Unleashed Review

Hot Wheels Unleashed is a pretty-looking game with a fairly limitless track-building mode that helps keep the races fresh, but an ancient method of car collection and a questionably included "story mode" hold the game back from shining.

September 27, 2021 | 11:00 EDT

severed steel

Severed Steel Review

Severed Steel's slow motion, slick movement, and variety of weapon types will make you feel more powerful than the Doom Slayer when you pull the trigger.

September 27, 2021 | 10:30 EDT

UnMetal Key Art

UnMetal Review

UnMetal is a comedic stealth-action game that parodies the original Metal Gear titles on NES and MSX but takes itself far less seriously.

September 27, 2021 | 10:00 EDT

In Sound Mind Header

In Sound Mind Review

In Sound Mind combines psychological horror and a soundtrack by The Living Tombstone. Is that enough to be worth going crazy over?

September 27, 2021 | 09:00 EDT

Key art of Astria Ascending

Astria Ascending Review

Backed by the former developers on Final Fantasy, Astria Ascending is a hand drawn turn-based JRPG from Artisan Studios. While it hits some high notes with the combat, it disappoints in other areas.

September 27, 2021 | 08:00 EDT

SkateBIRD - Key Art

SkateBIRD Review

SkateBIRD is a skateboarding indie game from Glass Bottom Games that asks the real questions of life. What would happen if a bird found a tech deck and then watch an old Bones Brigade video?

September 24, 2021 | 10:30 EDT

kraken academy techraptor review

Kraken Academy!! Review

We dive in to Kraken Academy!! the freshman offering from Happy Broccoli games about being stuck in a timeloop by a mysterious kraken at a high school. Is it good? Bad? Who likes broccoli this much?

September 24, 2021 | 10:00 EDT

Audeze Mobius

Audeze Mobius Gaming Headset Review

The Audeze Mobius Gaming Headset is an excellent, if expensive, headset that more than makes up for its hefty cost. Our review

September 23, 2021 | 11:00 EDT

Bloodwash Screenshot 1

Bloodwash Review

I wouldn’t necessarily call it a ‘good’ game in the sense of it having deep mechanics, but for what it tries to emulate, Bloodwash offers the best form of horror entertainment this side of a video nasty VHS.

September 21, 2021 | 11:00 EDT

Timothy's Night House

Timothy's Night Review

You'd think a new title and expanded features would inspire more critiquing on the original core design as well; instead, I'm really just experiencing the new-gen version of Timothy vs. the Aliens.  Through that lens, Timothy's Night is a one-trick pony with a nasty limp.

September 21, 2021 | 10:30 EDT

The Repairing Mantis - Key Art

The Repairing Mantis Review

The Repairing Mantis is a first-person indie horror title about a praying mantis that's trying to repair a bridge and the squirrels that she meets on the way.

September 17, 2021 | 10:30 EDT