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SteamWorld Build Review - A Dig-Lightful City-Building Adventure

Since the inception of the SteamWorld universe, we’ve been treated to games across different genres, such as SteamWorld Dig and SteamWorld Quest. Thunderful now explores the City Building genre with…

November 27, 2023 | 09:00 EST

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Like A Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name Review – Yakuza Greatest Hits

To an extent, writing this Like A Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name review feels unnecessary. The game feels less like a fully-fledged Ryu Ga Gotoku Studios title and more like a premium…

November 6, 2023 | 10:00 EST

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Jusant Review - Quixotic, Melodic, Entropic

As climate change continues to be a point of unnerving discussion in regards to the future of the planet and humanity, its stature in video games has always been from the point of integration. There…

October 31, 2023 | 11:30 EDT

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RoboCop: Rogue City Review - Good Shooting, Great Sleuthing

RoboCop: Rogue City takes a familiar formula -- cop shoots baddies while looking for clues -- and raises it to new heights by staying absolutely true to its franchise roots. We've covered other great…

October 31, 2023 | 05:00 EDT

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Alan Wake 2 Review — A Mesmerizing Murder Mystery

Alan Wake 2 is easily one of the best survival horror games I’ve ever played. Unfortunately, it’s also one of the most problematic that I’ve reviewed. Does that make sense? Well, allow me to explain…

October 26, 2023 | 09:00 EDT

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Ghostrunner 2 Review – Run, Ghost, Run

I am sitting down to write this Ghostrunner 2 review mere moments after reaching the game's credits. My mind is flooded with a mix of the euphoric highs of finishing a challenging arcade experience…

October 23, 2023 | 01:47 EDT

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Hellboy Web of Wyrd Review - Clunky but Funky

It’s difficult to approach a Hellboy Web of Wyrd Review. Partially, it’s great to finally have an action game based on Hellboy that wasn’t made before we were allowed more than 20 polygons on screen…

October 18, 2023 | 11:00 EDT

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Kona II: Brume Review - Iced That Guy, To Kona Phrase

In the wake of winter coming thick and fast, it’d be remiss of me to not mention the 2017 adventure game Kona as one of gaming’s most comforting winter wonderlands. A wholly original adventure game…

October 18, 2023 | 09:00 EDT

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Wizard With A Gun Review – Have Magic Gun Will Travel

Writing a Wizard With A Gun review is difficult. In many ways, you get exactly what the title says. A novel spin on a sandbox survival experience like Valheim or Ark: Survival Evolved, just with…

October 16, 2023 | 12:00 EDT

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Marvel's Spider-Man 2 Review - 2 Spider-Man, 1 Furious

Spider-Man is in his prime at the moment. There are successful movie runs in both live-action and animation, an excellent game series... and let's not talk about the comics. With Marvel's Spider-Man…

October 16, 2023 | 10:00 EDT

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Sonic Superstars Review - Running With What Works

Sonic Superstars has a lot to live up to. Fresh off the well-received reinvention of 3D Sonic with 2022’s Sonic Frontiers, Superstars is the blue blur’s next outing in a strictly 2D adventure. The…

October 13, 2023 | 09:00 EDT

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Lords Of The Fallen (2023) Review - Dark Soul Reaver

Any Lords of the Fallen review should, by rights, begin with its somewhat troubled development cycle. This game has been through a lot; it began life as Lords of the Fallen 2 in what feels like a…

October 12, 2023 | 09:00 EDT

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Cocoon Review - A World Within Worlds of Intrigue

Every now and then, you get a puzzle game that perfectly uses the gaming medium to create a whole new kind of puzzle that’s as engaging as it is clever. I didn’t plan to write a Cocoon review, but…

October 10, 2023 | 10:00 EDT

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Assassin's Creed Mirage Review - It Feels So Good To Be Back

Assassin's Creed is celebrating its 15th anniversary with the release of Assassin's Creed Mirage. Mirage might be a smaller adventure but it returns to the gameplay formula of pre-RPG Assassin's…

October 4, 2023 | 07:05 EDT

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Knight vs Giant: The Broken Excalibur Review - David Struggles Against Goliath

Like many of us, I played Hades (our Game of the Year in 2020) and absolutely loved it. Seems like a no-brainer to try to make some of that magic on your own, which is exactly what Knight vs Giant:…

October 2, 2023 | 04:00 EDT

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Fate/Samurai Remnant Review - Musou Holy Grail

For the past two weeks, I've only played one game, and that's Fate/Samurai Remnant. Okay, that's not so unusual for a video game reviewer, but I like to have at least one other game on to play as a…

September 28, 2023 | 07:00 EDT

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Infinity Strash: DRAGON QUEST The Adventure of Dai Review - Memories Best Left Forgotten

Infinity Strash: DRAGON QUEST The Adventure of Dai is just one of the many Dragon Quest titles that players can get their hands on this year. Based on the 1989 manga, this adaptation of Dai's…

September 27, 2023 | 07:00 EDT

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Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty Review — High-Stakes Espionage

I felt a bit of trepidation prior to writing our Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty review. Partly, it’s due to how the base game was mired in a lot of controversy during its initial launch three years…

September 20, 2023 | 11:00 EDT

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Lies Of P Review - Do Puppets Have Souls?

I'd like to begin this Lies of P review by asking the following question: what other classic works of literature would make good Soulslikes? Could you imagine Pride and Prejudice's Elizabeth Bennet…

September 13, 2023 | 11:00 EDT

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Eternights Review – Dates and Dungeons

Eternights is a game that wears its inspirations on its sleeve. A mix of Devil May Cry, Persona, and a lo-fi dating sim. It's a mix that kind of works, despite some unrefined elements. Our Eternights…

September 11, 2023 | 09:45 EDT

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Sea Of Stars Review - A Voyage to the Past

2023's been a very good year for games. From Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, to Baldur's Gate 3, to the recent Armored Core VI. Amongst these giant AAA is the indie I've been anticipating for…

August 29, 2023 | 07:41 EDT

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Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon Review - Claw Grip Forever

I will go ahead and start this one with a hot take: I do not like the Souls series. Something about it just absolutely does not click with me in any way. However, I am a huge fan of Armored Core,…

August 23, 2023 | 11:00 EDT

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Fort Solis Review - Is the Terrific Narrative Enough?

For as long as I can remember, sci-fi has been my favorite genre. It didn't matter if it was a book, movie, video game, or even an experimental off-Broadway production – I'd want to check it out. So…

August 22, 2023 | 02:00 EDT

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Immortals of Aveum Review – Battlemage Simulator

Immortals of Aveum is an ambitious experience. Befitting an EA Originals project, it is brimming with creative ideas and novelty. While some of that ambition is realized, it doesn't fully hide some…

August 22, 2023 | 12:00 EDT

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Turbo Overkill Review - Become Chainsaw Man

Apogee Entertainment is synonymous with some of the industry's oldest and most coveted first-person shooters. It's not an understatement, then, to say that Turbo Overkill has a lot to live up to. But…

August 10, 2023 | 10:12 EDT

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Atlas Fallen Review - Sand Isn't Always Bad

I didn't expect to enjoy Atlas Fallen as much as I did. Featuring a VERY enjoyable set of traversal mechanics and a vibe (and mechanics) akin to many games in the Xbox 360 generation, Atlas Fallen…

August 9, 2023 | 02:11 EDT

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Exoprimal Review - Extinction Averted

Like all live service games, Exoprimal is going to live and die by its player population. If it catches on, it might not go the way of the dinosaurs. Although it's frontloaded by the same repetitive…

July 21, 2023 | 10:27 EDT

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Remnant 2 Review - Rising From The Ashes

2019’s Remnant: From the Ashes was an odd blend of fun gunplay, somewhat limited procedural generation, and uneven difficulty. Despite its flaws, it was still an enjoyable time both solo and with a…

July 20, 2023 | 10:11 EDT

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SOULVARS Review - Biblical Demon Antivirus

It’s easy to consider pretension as nothing but a net negative, especially when you’re uncertain of what you’re dealing with. Not knowing exactly where the path will take you is certainly a fear-…

July 1, 2023 | 10:56 EDT

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Story of Seasons: A Wonderful Life Review

A lot has changed with farming sims since Harvest Moon: A Wonderful Life originally released nearly 20 years ago. What was once a relatively niche genre has now seen many new releases each year, with…

June 22, 2023 | 09:30 EDT

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Final Fantasy XVI Review - An Eikon-ic Adventure

Final Fantasy XVI is a return to form in some ways, bringing the setting back to a high-fantasy world of sword and sorcery, while also bringing something totally new to the franchise in the form of…

June 21, 2023 | 10:00 EDT

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Diablo IV Review

It's been over a decade since Diablo III was released to the masses. It was met with significant anticipation, but it soon became an extremely divisive title among the fanbase. Over time, Diablo III…

May 30, 2023 | 12:00 EDT

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Street Fighter 6 Review

Street Fighter 2 is one of my earliest memories with fighting games. Even though it didn’t quite click with me back in the day, those timeless characters made an impression that was impossible to…

May 30, 2023 | 03:05 EDT

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Elden Ring: The Road to the Erdtree, Vol. 1 Review

I know what you might be thinking: "There's a new Elden Ring DLC out? What is Road to the Erdtree?" No, we've still got an undetermined amount of time before we can play some new Elden Ring content,…

May 27, 2023 | 11:00 EDT

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The Lord of the Rings: Gollum Review

New ideas and art for The Lord of the Rings franchise can be tricky. While there’s plenty of source material to work with, new entertainment surrounding Middle-earth is always divisive. That was the…

May 25, 2023 | 04:00 EDT

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Warhammer 40,000: Boltgun Review

With so much lore behind Warhammer 40,0000 to unpack and various video games, books, tabletop sets, and more expanding upon its setting, it's an intimidating series to get into, no doubt about it. So…

May 23, 2023 | 11:00 EDT

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Horizon Forbidden West: Burning Shores Review

My time with Horizon Forbidden West: Burning Shores was ultimately a pleasant one. The gameplay reinforces the strengths of the main game. The new locations are still brimming with Guerilla Games'…

May 1, 2023 | 10:00 EDT

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Age of Wonders 4 Review

Nine years have passed since the release of Age of Wonders III, and in the meanwhile, a lot has happened. Developer Triumph Studios has been acquired by the strategy giants at Paradox Interactive and…

April 27, 2023 | 09:45 EDT

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Star Wars Jedi: Survivor Review

Sometimes it feels ironic that the current landscape of Star Wars is swimming in prequels. Certainly, this is something I wouldn’t have foreseen some years ago, after the prequel trilogy had come and…

April 26, 2023 | 11:00 EDT

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Afterimage Review

Afterimage is another game in a growing trend of Metroidvania titles. One that pushes elements of the genre, all while delivering satisfying high-paced action combat and worthwhile challenges. It all…

April 25, 2023 | 03:05 EDT

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Coffee Talk Episode 2: Hibiscus & Butterfly Review

Legacies are a tricky thing, running parallel with the vacuous nature with which humanity weighs itself. It’s easy for you to consider your life to remain less than a footnote in the wake of a few…

April 19, 2023 | 10:00 EDT

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Dead Island 2 Review

Well, it’s been a long-time coming, but Dead Island 2 is finally here. After being trapped in development hell since its original announcement in 2014, the original first-person tropical zombie-…

April 18, 2023 | 10:00 EDT

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The Wreck Review

There’s no real easy way to introduce this, so let’s get to the main event: The Wreck! A 3D visual novel and the latest game from French developers The Pixel Hunt, known for releasing games like the…

March 23, 2023 | 11:00 EDT

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Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key Review

The first Atelier Ryza was an interesting entry in the franchise, taking what Gust had learned from the previous trilogy and crafting a more beginner-friendly Atelier experience. Now the finale is…

March 23, 2023 | 07:00 EDT

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Tchia Review

To say Tchia has been one of my most anticipated releases for this year would be an understatement. Ever since it was first revealed by developer Awaceb and shown off through preview events, I've…

March 20, 2023 | 01:00 EDT

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Resident Evil 4 Review

It's hard to understate how influential Resident Evil 4 has been on the industry. One of its prototypes would branch off and become the famous Devil May Cry series. Games like Gears of War, Uncharted…

March 17, 2023 | 03:05 EDT

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Monster Energy Supercross - The Official Videogame 6 Review

Of all the American motorsports the country has to offer, Motocross has to be the most exciting product in some time. The perfect mix of NASCAR’s repetition, sprint car unpredictability, and raw…

March 9, 2023 | 11:00 EST

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Fatal Frame: Mask of The Lunar Eclipse Review

While the Resident Evil 4 and Dead Space remakes takes up everyone’s time and money for their big expensive returns to generational statements, spare a thought for the boy in blue. 2008’s Fatal Frame…

March 8, 2023 | 08:00 EST