Game Releases by Score


Ori and the Will of the Wisps 1.

Ori and the Will of the Wisps

Platform: Switch
September 17, 2020
From the creators of Ori and the Blind Forest comes the highly-anticipated sequel, Ori and the Will of the Wisps. Embark on an all-new adventure in a vast and exotic world where you’ll encounter towering enemies and challenging puzzles on your quest to discover Ori’s true destiny. Immerse yourself in a hand-crafted narrative experience with deeply emotional storytelling, strikingly beautiful environments, and a stunning soundtrack. Master new skills to guide Ori through a journey of untold danger using newly acquired spirit weapons, spells, and attacks. Utilize an all-new shard system to power-up Ori’s newfound abilities. Face larger-than-life bosses and seek help from an expansive cast of new characters who will help you uncover Ori’s mysterious fate. Race to the top of the leaderboards in the all-new Spirit Trials mode where players dash, burrow, grapple, and leap to high scores in unique speed-run challenges throughout the game.
Metascore:
94
User Score:
9.3
Hades 2.

Hades

Platform: PC
September 17, 2020
Defy the god of death as you hack and slash your way out of the Underworld in this rogue-like dungeon crawler from the creators of Bastion and Transistor.
Metascore:
92
User Score:
8.9
Microsoft Flight Simulator 3.

Microsoft Flight Simulator

Platform: PC
August 18, 2020
From light planes to wide-body jets, fly highly detailed and accurate aircraft in the next generation of Microsoft Flight Simulator. Test your piloting skills against the challenges of night flying, real-time atmospheric simulation and live weather in a dynamic and living world.
Metascore:
92
User Score:
7.1
Hades 4.

Hades

Platform: Switch
September 17, 2020
Defy the god of the dead as you hack and slash out of the Underworld in this rogue-like dungeon crawler from the creators of Bastion, Transistor, and Pyre. Hades is a god-like rogue-like dungeon crawler that combines the best aspects of Supergiant's critically acclaimed titles, including the fast-paced action of Bastion, the rich atmosphere and depth of Transistor, and the character-driven storytelling of Pyre. BATTLE OUT OF HELL As the immortal Prince of the Underworld, you'll wield the powers and mythic weapons of Olympus to break free from the clutches of the god of the dead himself, while growing stronger and unraveling more of the story with each unique escape attempt. UNLEASH THE FURY OF OLYMPUS The Olympians have your back! Meet Zeus, Athena, Poseidon, and many more, and choose from their dozens of powerful Boons that enhance your abilities. There are thousands of viable character builds to discover as you go. BEFRIEND GODS, GHOSTS, AND MONSTERS A fully-voiced cast of colorful, larger-than-life characters is waiting to meet you! Grow your relationships with them, and experience thousands of unique story events as you learn about what's really at stake for this big, dysfunctional family. BUILT FOR REPLAYABILITY New surprises await each time you delve into the ever-shifting Underworld, whose guardian bosses will remember you. Use the powerful Mirror of Night to grow permanently stronger, and give yourself a leg up the next time you run away from home. NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE Permanent upgrades mean you don't have to be a god yourself to experience the exciting combat and gripping story. Though, if you happen to be one, crank up the challenge and get ready for some white-knuckle action that will put your well-practiced skills to the test. SIGNATURE SUPERGIANT STYLE The rich, atmospheric presentation and unique melding of gameplay and narrative that's been core to Supergiant's games is here in full force: spectacular hand-painted environments and a blood-pumping original score bring the Underworld to life.
Metascore:
92
User Score:
9.5
F1 2020 5.

F1 2020

Platform: Xbox One
July 10, 2020
For the first time, players can create their own F1® team by creating a driver, then choosing a sponsor, an engine supplier, hiring a teammate and competing as the 11th team on the grid. Build facilities, develop the team over time and drive to the top. Customise your 10-year career mode, with a choice of F2™ Championship introduction options and season lengths to allow for a more exciting, multiple season, career. The addition of split-screen racing, a new steering assist and a more accessible race experience means that you can enjoy the game with friends, no matter what your skill level. F1® 2020 features all the official teams, drivers and 22 circuits, including two new races: Hanoi Circuit and Circuit Zandvoort. Online connection required to download the final teams’ 2020 cars (as applicable) and F2™ 2020 season content.
Metascore:
91
User Score:
7.2
Crusader Kings III 6.

Crusader Kings III

Platform: PC
September 1, 2020
Paradox Development Studio brings you the sequel to one of the most popular strategy games ever made. Crusader Kings III is the heir to a long legacy of historical grand strategy experiences and arrives with a host of new ways to ensure the success of your royal house.
Metascore:
91
User Score:
8.3
Spelunky 2 7.

Spelunky 2

Platform: PC
September 29, 2020
Spelunky 2 builds upon the unique, randomized challenges that made the original a roguelike classic, offering a huge adventure designed to satisfy players old and new. Meet the next generation of explorers as they find themselves on the Moon, searching for treasure and missing family.
Metascore:
90
User Score:
tbd
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2 8.

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2

Platform: PlayStation 4
September 4, 2020
Drop back in with the most iconic skateboarding games ever made. Play Tony Hawk's Pro Skater & Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 in one epic collection, rebuilt from the ground up in incredible HD. All the pro skaters, levels and tricks are back and fully-remastered, plus more.
Metascore:
89
User Score:
9.0
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2 9.

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2

Platform: PC
September 4, 2020
Drop back in with the most iconic skateboarding games ever made. Play Tony Hawk's Pro Skater & Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 in one epic collection, rebuilt from the ground up in incredible HD. All the pro skaters, levels and tricks are back and fully-remastered, plus more.
Metascore:
88
User Score:
7.5
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2 10.

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2

Platform: Xbox One
September 4, 2020
Drop back in with the most iconic skateboarding games ever made. Play Tony Hawk's Pro Skater & Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 in one epic collection, rebuilt from the ground up in incredible HD. All the pro skaters, levels and tricks are back and fully-remastered, plus more.
Metascore:
88
User Score:
8.7
Halo: The Master Chief Collection - Halo 3 11.

Halo: The Master Chief Collection - Halo 3

Platform: PC
July 14, 2020
Halo 3 is the third game in the Halo Trilogy and provides the thrilling conclusion to the events begun in "Halo: Combat Evolved." Halo 3 will pick up where "Halo 2" left off. The Master Chief is returning to Earth to finish the fight. The Covenant occupation of Earth has uncovered a massive and ancient object beneath the African sands - an object who's secrets have yet to be revealed. Earth's forces are battered and beaten. The Master Chief's AI companion Cortana is still trapped in the clutches of the Gravemind - a horrifying Flood intelligence, and a civil war is raging in the heart of the Covenant. This is how the world ends...
Metascore:
88
User Score:
8.0
Spelunky 2 12.

Spelunky 2

Platform: PlayStation 4
September 15, 2020
Spelunky 2 builds upon the unique, randomized challenges that made the original a roguelike classic, offering a huge adventure designed to satisfy players old and new. Meet the next generation of explorers as they find themselves on the Moon, searching for treasure and missing family.
Metascore:
88
User Score:
8.5
F1 2020 13.

F1 2020

Platform: PC
July 9, 2020
For the first time, players can create their own F1® team by creating a driver, then choosing a sponsor, an engine supplier, hiring a teammate and competing as the 11th team on the grid. Build facilities, develop the team over time and drive to the top. Customise your 10-year career mode, with a choice of F2™ Championship introduction options and season lengths to allow for a more exciting, multiple season, career. The addition of split-screen racing, a new steering assist and a more accessible race experience means that you can enjoy the game with friends, no matter what your skill level. F1® 2020 features all the official teams, drivers and 22 circuits, including two new races: Hanoi Circuit and Circuit Zandvoort. Online connection required to download the final teams’ 2020 cars (as applicable) and F2™ 2020 season content.
Metascore:
88
User Score:
7.0
A Short Hike 14.

A Short Hike

Platform: Switch
August 18, 2020
Follow the marked trails or explore the backcountry as you make your way to the summit. Along the way, meet other hikers, discover hidden treasures, and take in the world around you. Explore the island any way you like. Choose your own path to follow and see where it leads you. You never know what you might stumble into! Hike at your own pace - there's no need to rush to the summit! Take your time fishing along the river banks or swimming by the lakeshore. Collect hidden treasures to reach new heights. Try taking a dive off the mountain peaks to soar above the forests. Chat with the other hikers you meet along your route. You might be able to help each other out! Listen to a lush original soundtrack by Mark Sparling that progresses dynamically as you explore the wilderness.
Metascore:
88
User Score:
8.6
Pistol Whip 15.

Pistol Whip

Platform: PlayStation 4
July 30, 2020
Pistol Whip is an unstoppable action-rhythm FPS. Journey through a cinematic bullet hell powered by a breakneck soundtrack to become the ultimate action hero legend.
Metascore:
88
User Score:
6.7
Death Stranding 16.

Death Stranding

Platform: PC
July 14, 2020
Besieged by death's tide at every turn. Sam Bridges must brave a world utterly transformed by the Death Stranding. Carrying the stranded remnants of the future in his hands, Sam embarks on a journey to reunite the shattered world one step at a time. What is the mystery of the Death Stranding? What will Sam discover on the road ahead? A genre defining gameplay experience holds these answers and more.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
3.6
F1 2020 17.

F1 2020

Platform: PlayStation 4
July 6, 2020
For the first time, players can create their own F1® team by creating a driver, then choosing a sponsor, an engine supplier, hiring a teammate and competing as the 11th team on the grid. Build facilities, develop the team over time and drive to the top. Customise your 10-year career mode, with a choice of F2™ Championship introduction options and season lengths to allow for a more exciting, multiple season, career. The addition of split-screen racing, a new steering assist and a more accessible race experience means that you can enjoy the game with friends, no matter what your skill level. F1® 2020 features all the official teams, drivers and 22 circuits, including two new races: Hanoi Circuit and Circuit Zandvoort. Online connection required to download the final teams’ 2020 cars (as applicable) and F2™ 2020 season content.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
7.3
Cuphead 18.

Cuphead

Platform: PlayStation 4
July 28, 2020
Cuphead is a classic run and gun action game heavily focused on boss battles. Inspired by cartoons of the 1930s, the visuals and audio are painstakingly created with the same techniques of the era, i.e. traditional hand drawn cel animation, watercolor backgrounds, and original jazz recordings. Play as Cuphead or Mugman (in single player or local co-op) as you traverse strange worlds, acquire new weapons, learn powerful super moves, and discover hidden secrets while you try and pay your debt back to the devil!
Metascore:
86
User Score:
8.1
13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim 19.

13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim

Platform: PlayStation 4
September 22, 2020
A departure from the studio's traditional fantasy style, the game takes place in a modern setting punctuated with giant mechs. Although the world may be bleak, Vanillaware's signature artistic shine and gorgeous aesthetics will bring the characters and story of 13 Sentinels to life.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
8.7
Wasteland 3 20.

Wasteland 3

Platform: PC
August 28, 2020
In Wasteland 3 you take command of a squad of Desert Rangers, lawmen and women in a post-nuclear world, trying to rebuild society from the ashes. More than a century after the bombs fell, you’re fighting a losing battle to keep your beloved Arizona alive. Then the self-proclaimed Patriarch of Colorado radios, promising aid if you'll do a job he can only entrust to an outsider—rescue his land from the ambitions of his three bloodthirsty children. You’re dispatched on a desperate quest from the scorching deserts to the snowy mountains to start from scratch, building a new base, finding a snow-worthy vehicle, training new recruits, and fighting your way through hostile frozen wastes. All the while, you'll have to decide who to trust in this land torn apart by corruption, intrigue, warring factions, crazed cultists, cutthroat gangs, and bitter sibling rivalries. Build a reputation for yourself by making decisions that will profoundly impact Colorado, its inhabitants and the story you experience. Will you be Colorado’s savior or its worst nightmare? Wasteland 3 is a squad-based RPG from inXile entertainment, featuring challenging tactical turn-based combat and a deep, reactive story full of twists, turns, and brutal ethical decisions that will keep you hooked whether you’re a Wasteland veteran or new to the series. Create a squad of up to six Rangers and customize them with perks and abilities geared to your playstyle. You even get your own battle truck, which you can upgrade into a hardened war beast, bristling with weapons, to help mow down your enemies.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
7.7
Risk of Rain 2 21.

Risk of Rain 2

Platform: PC
August 11, 2020
The classic multiplayer roguelike, Risk of Rain, returns with an extra dimension and more challenging action. Play solo, or team up with up to three friends to fight your way through hordes of monsters, unlock new loot, and find a way to escape the planet.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.1
Spiritfarer 22.

Spiritfarer

Platform: PC
August 18, 2020
A cozy management game about dying. What will you leave behind? Play as Stella, ferrymaster to the deceased, a Spiritfarer. Build a boat to explore the world, then befriend and care for spirits before finally releasing them into the afterlife. A unique, endlessly varied adventure! Farm, mine, fish, harvest, cook, and craft your way across mystical seas. Unwind for hours into cozy and relaxing gameplay. Join the adventure as Daffodil the cat, in two-player cooperative play. Learn how to say goodbye. Experience moving, emotional stories filled with unforgettable moments. Spend relaxing quality time with your spirit passengers, create lasting memories, and, ultimately, learn how to say goodbye to your cherished friends. What will you leave behind?
Metascore:
84
User Score:
7.7
Wasteland 3 23.

Wasteland 3

Platform: Xbox One
August 28, 2020
In Wasteland 3 you take command of a squad of Desert Rangers, lawmen and women in a post-nuclear world, trying to rebuild society from the ashes. More than a century after the bombs fell, you’re fighting a losing battle to keep your beloved Arizona alive. Then the self-proclaimed Patriarch of Colorado radios, promising aid if you'll do a job he can only entrust to an outsider—rescue his land from the ambitions of his three bloodthirsty children. You’re dispatched on a desperate quest from the scorching deserts to the snowy mountains to start from scratch, building a new base, finding a snow-worthy vehicle, training new recruits, and fighting your way through hostile frozen wastes. All the while, you'll have to decide who to trust in this land torn apart by corruption, intrigue, warring factions, crazed cultists, cutthroat gangs, and bitter sibling rivalries. Build a reputation for yourself by making decisions that will profoundly impact Colorado, its inhabitants and the story you experience. Will you be Colorado’s savior or its worst nightmare? Wasteland 3 is a squad-based RPG from inXile entertainment, featuring challenging tactical turn-based combat and a deep, reactive story full of twists, turns, and brutal ethical decisions that will keep you hooked whether you’re a Wasteland veteran or new to the series. Create a squad of up to six Rangers and customize them with perks and abilities geared to your playstyle. You even get your own battle truck, which you can upgrade into a hardened war beast, bristling with weapons, to help mow down your enemies.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
7.8
Horizon Zero Dawn: Complete Edition 24.

Horizon Zero Dawn: Complete Edition

Platform: PC
August 7, 2020
Experience Aloy’s legendary quest to unravel the mysteries of a future Earth ruled by Machines. An outcast from her tribe, the young hunter fights to uncover her past, discover her destiny… and stop a catastrophic threat to the future. Use devastating tactical attacks against your prey and explore a majestic open world in this action RPG.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
5.5
Ghost of Tsushima 25.

Ghost of Tsushima

Platform: PlayStation 4
July 17, 2020
The year is 1274. Samurai warriors are the legendary defenders of Japan -- until the fearsome Mongol Empire invades the island of Tsushima, wreaking havoc and conquering the local population. As one of the last surviving samurai, you rise from the ashes to fight back. But, honorable tactics won't lead you to victory. You must move beyond your samurai traditions to forge a new way of fighting -- the way of the Ghost -- as you wage an unconventional war for the freedom of Japan.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
9.2
Paradise Killer 26.

Paradise Killer

Platform: PC
September 4, 2020
Paradise Island, a world outside reality. There’s been a murder that only "investigation freak" Lady Love Dies can solve. Gather evidence and interrogate suspects in this open world adventure. You can accuse anyone, but you’ll have to prove your case in trial to convict. It’s up to you to decide who’s guilty.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
7.3
WRC 9 FIA World Rally Championship 27.

WRC 9 FIA World Rally Championship

Platform: Xbox One
September 4, 2020
The WRC license is back and even better this year with WRC 9. Take part in the Calendar's 3 new rallies and challenge the community with the customisable league system. Then dive into the skin of a co-driver with the astonishing co-op mode.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
5.8
Spiritfarer 28.

Spiritfarer

Platform: Switch
August 18, 2020
A cozy management game about dying. What will you leave behind? Play as Stella, ferrymaster to the deceased, a Spiritfarer. Build a boat to explore the world, then befriend and care for spirits before finally releasing them into the afterlife. A unique, endlessly varied adventure! Farm, mine, fish, harvest, cook, and craft your way across mystical seas. Unwind for hours into cozy and relaxing gameplay. Join the adventure as Daffodil the cat, in two-player cooperative play. Learn how to say goodbye. Experience moving, emotional stories filled with unforgettable moments. Spend relaxing quality time with your spirit passengers, create lasting memories, and, ultimately, learn how to say goodbye to your cherished friends. What will you leave behind?
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.3
EA SPORTS UFC 4 29.

EA SPORTS UFC 4

Platform: Xbox One
August 14, 2020
In EA SPORTS UFC 4 the fighter you become is shaped by your fight style, your achievements, and your personality. Develop and customize your character through a unified progression system across all modes. Go from unknown amateur to UFC superstar in the new Career Mode, experience the origins of combat sports in two all-new environments; The Kumite and The Backyard, or challenge the world in new Blitz Battles or Online World Championships to become the undisputed champ. In gameplay, fluid clinch-to-strike combinations offer more responsive and authentic stand-up gameplay, while overhauled takedown and ground mechanics deliver more control in those key phases of the fight. No matter how, or where, you play EA SPORTS UFC 4 puts 'you' at the center of every fight.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
1.7
SUPERHOT: MIND CONTROL DELETE 30.

SUPERHOT: MIND CONTROL DELETE

Platform: Xbox One
July 16, 2020
ONE OF US. ONE OF US. Still outnumbered, still outgunned. Enemies swirl around you in a storm of slow motion violence. Battle after battle, each fallen foe pushes you closer to the secrets hiding in the game and each secret gives you more powers to fight the System’s unending opposition.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
5.4
Super Mario 3D All-Stars 31.

Super Mario 3D All-Stars

Platform: Switch
September 18, 2020
Play three of Mario’s greatest 3D platform adventures—all in one package. Play three classic games at home or on the go—all in one package on the Nintendo Switch™ system! Jump into paintings in Super Mario 64™, clean up paint-like goop in Super Mario Sunshine™, and fly from planet to planet in Super Mario Galaxy™. Run, jump, and dive with ease! Make Mario move using the Nintendo Switch system’s Joy-Con™ controllers. You can also pass a Joy-Con controller to a friend to play the Super Mario Galaxy game in Co-Star Mode! Mario’s movements are as smooth as ever with HD resolution for each game, while still retaining the look and feel of the originals. Listen to timeless Super Mario tunes Listen to a total of 175 iconic tunes from all three games! Whether you want to get up and dance or take a minute to relax—this collection has music to fit your mood! Discover (or rediscover) three of Mario’s most iconic 3D platform adventures, all in one package, available on the Nintendo Switch™ system. Experience Mario’s first foray into 3D platforming in the Super Mario 64™ game, originally released in 1996. Wall jump, backflip, and even fly as you explore paintings and collect Power Stars to save Princess Peach! Soak up the sun in the Super Mario Sunshine™ game, originally released in 2002, and spray the goop away with your water-spouting pal, FLUDD! You’ll need to collect Shine Sprites and clear the picturesque Isle Delfino of pollution—just look out for Bowser Jr. Defy gravity as you explore space in the Super Mario Galaxy™ game, originally released in 2007! Help Rosalina restore her ship by collecting Power Stars and save Princess Peach. Gently shake a Joy-Con™ controller to activate Mario’s Spin ability or pass a Joy-Con controller to a friend for some extra help in Co-Star Mode*. Even when you aren’t playing, you can enjoy the sounds that these worlds (and galaxies!) are so famous for. With three games, modern upgrades, and music-player mode, this collection is filled with fun for both new players and 3D platforming Mario masters. Super Mario 3D All-Stars will be available as a limited-run retail edition and a digital edition that is available for a limited time until the end of March 2021.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
6.5
Mafia: Definitive Edition 32.

Mafia: Definitive Edition

Platform: Xbox One
September 25, 2020
Part one of the Mafia crime saga - 1930s, Lost Heaven, IL Re-made from the ground up, rise through the ranks of the Mafia during the Prohibition era of organized crime. After a run-in with the mob, cab driver Tommy Angelo is thrust into a deadly underworld. Initially uneasy about falling in with the Salieri crime family, Tommy soon finds that the rewards are too big to ignore. Play a Mob Movie: Live the life of a Prohibition-era gangster and rise through the ranks of the Mafia. Lost Heaven, IL: Recreated 1930's cityscape, filled with interwar architecture, cars and culture to see, hear and interact with. Re-Made Classic: Faithfully recreated, with expanded story, gameplay and original score. This is the Mafia you remembered and much more.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.6
CrossCode 33.

CrossCode

Platform: Switch
July 9, 2020
This retro-inspired 2D Action RPG might outright surprise you. CrossCode combines 16-bit SNES-style graphics with butter-smooth physics, a fast-paced combat system, and engaging puzzle mechanics, served with a gripping sci-fi story. CrossCode is all about how it plays! Take the best out of two popular genres, find a good balance between them and make a great game. That’s what CrossCode does. You get the puzzles of Zelda-esque dungeons and are rewarded with the great variety of equipment you know and love from RPGs. During the fast-paced battles you will use the tools you find on your journey to reveal and exploit the enemies' weaknesses and at the same time will be able to choose equipment and skills for a more in-depth approach in fighting your enemies.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.2
Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon 2 34.

Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon 2

Platform: Switch
July 10, 2020
Koji Igarashi and Inti Creates are back with more retro sword-and-whip action! Curse of the Moon 2 brings classic 2D action and a dark, 8-Bit aesthetic together with modern playability. The multi-scenario structure of the previous title returns with an epic new story supervised by IGA (Koji Igarashi) himself. Players take control of Zangetsu, a swordsman from the far east who bears a deep grudge against demonkind and the alchemists who summoned them. Zangetsu must battle his way to the demonic stronghold, but he doesn't have to do it alone! Zangetsu can ally himself with a brand new cast of characters he meets along the way and add them to the playable roster. Each new character adds a variety of gameplay options, abilities, and ways to complete the game's many stages. Game Flow Battle through stages filled with fearsome enemies and dangerous traps, each with a massive boss waiting at the end. A chance encounter with a potential ally awaits you after defeating a boss. Will they serve as a trustworthy partner on your perilous journey? Increase Combat Abilities You can instantaneously switch between allies you have recruited at any time! Allies have their own life bars, so with each ally you recruit, you're survivability is greatly increased! Shortcuts that Only Allies Can Access Allies have special, unique abilities which allow them to use shortcuts to skip parts of stages or access new areas! There are no special items obtainable by taking the long way around, so take every shortcut you can find! If your allies are out of commission, you'll have to take longer routes, where stronger enemies await! When your life gets low, be sure to switch then out so they'll be available when you need them. Multiple Episodes The story is told over the course of multiple episodes. Only the first episode is accessible at the beginning, but more episodes will unlock as you progress through the game. The events that unfold in each episode continue into the next one, so be sure to unlock all the episodes to see the true ending. Curse of the Moon 2 had two play styles, "Veteran" and "Casual". Veteran Style Choose "Veteran" style to experiment a difficulty reminiscent of older games. An enemy's sttack knocks the player to their death...something very familiar to retro game fans. Casual Style Even if you're a fan of challenging games, sometimes you just want to take it easy! Casual mode is perfect for times like that. On Casual Style, things are more forgiving. Attacks don't knock the player back and lives are unlimited, alongside other changes. Changing Style Style can be changed when starting a game, loading a save file, or on the Game Over screen.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.4
Necrobarista 35.

Necrobarista

Platform: PC
July 22, 2020
In a back-alley cafe, the dead are granted one last night to mingle with the living. Necrobarista follows a dynamic and diverse cast of characters as they navigate Melbourne's hipstery coffee culture, the questionable ethics of necromancy, and the process of letting go.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.9
Paradise Killer 36.

Paradise Killer

Platform: Switch
September 4, 2020
An island outside of reality. A rogue human civilization hoping to resurrect dead alien gods. A murder behind locked doors. Paradise is an island that regenerates every few millennia. The psychic power that the alien worshipers within release into the universe is meant to feed and eventually resurrect their fallen deities. But this force also attracts undesired interest from demons, who eventually corrupt each island — until a new alternate reality is birthed by the Council. The system isn’t perfect, but it will be one day — on Perfect 25, the next island-to-be. But on the eve of rebirth, the Council is murdered and Paradise is killed. In the aftermath, the “investigation freak” Lady Love Dies is summoned from exile to find the culprit. This is the crime to end all crimes. What are the facts? What are the truths? Are they the same?
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.0
CrossCode 37.

CrossCode

Platform: PlayStation 4
July 9, 2020
A retro-inspired 2D Action RPG set in the distant future. A story about the distant future of gaming - from an unexpected angle. Plenty of characters and plot twists included. Master the bouncing ball mechanics and solve a whole bunch of puzzles. CrossCode has fast, action-packed combat filled with damage numbers. And we still managed to squeeze some strategy in there. Be a proper avatar and master all 4 elements: Cold, Heat, Shock and Wave. What, those are not the right elements? No idea what you are talking about. Being a proper RPG, CrossCode comes with tons of skills, equipment, items, NPCs, quests and all those fun little things consuming your precious time. CrossCode is full of awesome: huge hostile cyborg crabs, a seaman with a jetpack and head-banging meerkats.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.3
Creaks 38.

Creaks

Platform: PC
July 22, 2020
Just a few minutes into Creaks, you will bump into some strange barking creatures in the mansion’s dark corridors. But are they as dangerous as they seem? Try to get them trapped under a beam of light and take a closer look. You may find out that what felt dangerous is a simple night table. Turning these creatures into ordinary objects is the key gameplay mechanic, along with pulling levers, stepping on pressure plates, and manipulating the environment to outsmart your enemies. [Radim Jurda]
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.1
Neon Abyss 39.

Neon Abyss

Platform: Xbox One
July 14, 2020
Neon Abyss is a frantic, roguelite action-platformer where you run ‘n’ gun your way into the Abyss. Featuring unlimited item synergies and a unique dungeon evolution system, each run diversifies the experience and every choice alters the ruleset.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
6.9
AVICII Invector Encore Edition 40.

AVICII Invector Encore Edition

Platform: Switch
September 8, 2020
Soar through vocal melodies, sweep each fade and attack every beat in 25 of AVICII’s biggest hits, in this enthralling futuristic rhythm-action experience – AVICII Invector.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.5
The Last Campfire 41.

The Last Campfire

Platform: Switch
August 27, 2020
DISCOVER A PURPOSE The Last Campfire is an adventure, a story of a lost ember trapped in a puzzling place, searching for meaning and a way home. ON A JOURNEY Travel deeper into the lands beyond the dark forest and overcome the adversities before you. UNCOVER A WORLD Discover beautiful wilderness filled with lost folk, strange creatures and mysterious ruins. LIGHT THE LAST CAMPFIRE Find hope and carry it with you on your Journey to light The Last Campfire. FROM A SMALL STUDIO A unique tale from Hello Games and the creative minds behind LostWinds.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.5
Nowhere Prophet 42.

Nowhere Prophet

Platform: Switch
July 30, 2020
Prepare your decks and go on a pilgrimage through the wasteland! Travel across randomly generated maps and lead your followers in deep tactical combat. Build a loyal band of followers and survive the journey across a broken world. Barely. Take on the role of a powerful leader and mystic. Empowered with the gifts of technopathy, the ability to sense and affect electrical currents. You are the last hope to a band of outcastes and refugees. Lead them across the randomly generated wastelands. Pick fights with greedy slavers and crazy machines using the turn-based card combat. Can you survive long enough to reach the mysterious Crypt?
Metascore:
81
User Score:
4.1
WRC 9 FIA World Rally Championship 43.

WRC 9 FIA World Rally Championship

Platform: PlayStation 4
September 4, 2020
The WRC license is back and even better this year with WRC 9. Take part in the Calendar's 3 new rallies and challenge the community with the customisable league system. Then dive into the skin of a co-driver with the astonishing co-op mode.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
5.7
Neon Abyss 44.

Neon Abyss

Platform: PlayStation 4
July 14, 2020
Neon Abyss is a frantic, roguelite action-platformer where you run ‘n’ gun your way into the Abyss. Featuring unlimited item synergies and a unique dungeon evolution system, each run diversifies the experience and every choice alters the ruleset.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
tbd
Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon 2 45.

Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon 2

Platform: PC
July 10, 2020
Koji Igarashi and Inti Creates are back with more retro sword-and-whip action! Curse of the Moon 2 brings classic 2D action and a dark, 8-Bit aesthetic together with modern playability. The multi-scenario structure of the previous title returns with an epic new story supervised by IGA (Koji Igarashi) himself. Players take control of Zangetsu, a swordsman from the far east who bears a deep grudge against demonkind and the alchemists who summoned them. Zangetsu must battle his way to the demonic stronghold, but he doesn't have to do it alone! Zangetsu can ally himself with a brand new cast of characters he meets along the way and add them to the playable roster. Each new character adds a variety of gameplay options, abilities, and ways to complete the game's many stages. Game Flow Battle through stages filled with fearsome enemies and dangerous traps, each with a massive boss waiting at the end. A chance encounter with a potential ally awaits you after defeating a boss. Will they serve as a trustworthy partner on your perilous journey? Increase Combat Abilities You can instantaneously switch between allies you have recruited at any time! Allies have their own life bars, so with each ally you recruit, you're survivability is greatly increased! Shortcuts that Only Allies Can Access Allies have special, unique abilities which allow them to use shortcuts to skip parts of stages or access new areas! There are no special items obtainable by taking the long way around, so take every shortcut you can find! If your allies are out of commission, you'll have to take longer routes, where stronger enemies await! When your life gets low, be sure to switch then out so they'll be available when you need them. Multiple Episodes The story is told over the course of multiple episodes. Only the first episode is accessible at the beginning, but more episodes will unlock as you progress through the game. The events that unfold in each episode continue into the next one, so be sure to unlock all the episodes to see the true ending. Curse of the Moon 2 had two play styles, "Veteran" and "Casual". Veteran Style Choose "Veteran" style to experiment a difficulty reminiscent of older games. An enemy's sttack knocks the player to their death...something very familiar to retro game fans. Casual Style Even if you're a fan of challenging games, sometimes you just want to take it easy! Casual mode is perfect for times like that. On Casual Style, things are more forgiving. Attacks don't knock the player back and lives are unlimited, alongside other changes. Changing Style Style can be changed when starting a game, loading a save file, or on the Game Over screen.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.0
Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout 46.

Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout

Platform: PlayStation 4
August 4, 2020
Fall Guys is a massively multiplayer party game with up to 60 players online in a free-for-all struggle through round after round of escalating chaos until one victor remains.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.1
Superliminal 47.

Superliminal

Platform: PlayStation 4
July 7, 2020
Perception is reality. In this mind-bending first-person puzzler, you explore a surreal dream world and solve impossible puzzles using the ambiguity of depth and perspective.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
6.7
Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout 48.

Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout

Platform: PC
August 4, 2020
Fall Guys is a massively multiplayer party game with up to 60 players online in a free-for-all struggle through round after round of escalating chaos until one victor remains.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.4
Faeria 49.

Faeria

Platform: Switch
August 13, 2020
With its unique living board, Faeria will challenge you with truly strategic card battles. Craft your deck, shape the battlefield, and fight for victory! A strategy game like no other. Build exciting decks and shape the battlefield as you fight epic battles. Raise mountains, build forests, fill lakes, or harness the sands of the deserts. You choose your own path to victory. Enjoy 100+ hours of solo content, co-operative missions, and puzzles! Explore a vast array of challenges that reward you in return. Journey through the Oversky and defeat devious World Bosses - or even play enemy AI in draft mode! Enter Pandora, Faeria's unique draft mode that where your deck-building skills are put to the ultimate test. Choose to play against the AI or put your deck to the ultimate test in PVP. Earn rewards based on how well you do. It’s the perfect way to increase your collection, or just have fun!
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.1
Catherine: Full Body 50.

Catherine: Full Body

Platform: Switch
July 7, 2020
Dark. Intense. Intoxicating. Our indecisive protagonist, Vincent, has been with his long-time girlfriend, Katherine, for five years. But instead of taking the next step into marriage, Vincent finds himself in an affair with the provocative blonde bombshell, Catherine! Thrown into discord by his own infidelity, he finds solace in the innocent Rin – further complicating matters. Adding to Vincent’s dilemma, he begins having nightmares that force him to climb for his life... Will he survive the trials and tribulations of love, or fall to temptations?
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.8
Super Bomberman R Online 51.

Super Bomberman R Online

Platform: Stadia
September 1, 2020
With the new Battle 64 mode, players will automatically be placed in one of many areas at the start of each match, and must battle it out against other players in the same area. Areas will begin to close down as the clock ticks and players must pass through the gates to the other remaining areas before the timer runs out! Those who make it to the last remaining area must battle it out to become the last one standing!!
Metascore:
80
User Score:
tbd
Neon Abyss 52.

Neon Abyss

Platform: Switch
July 14, 2020
Neon Abyss is a frantic, roguelike action-platformer where you run ‘n’ gun your way into the Abyss as part of the Hades formed ‘Grim Squad’. Featuring unlimited item synergies and a unique dungeon evolution system, each run diversifies the experience and makes it so every choice alters the ruleset. As you explore the underworld and face the modern gods of Neon Abyss you will craft your own upgrade path but also change multiple aspects of the game’s experience including bosses, rulesets, items, and even access new endings.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
5.1
Superliminal 53.

Superliminal

Platform: Xbox One
July 7, 2020
Perception is reality. In this mind-bending first-person puzzler, you explore a surreal dream world and solve impossible puzzles using the ambiguity of depth and perspective.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
9.6
Going Under 54.

Going Under

Platform: PC
September 24, 2020
Going Under is a roguelite-inspired dungeon crawler about exploring the cursed ruins of failed tech startups. You’ll wield office junk as weapons as you battle your way through the forsaken office complexes. Stab a demon with a thumbtack one moment, run over a goblin with a smart car the next–your options in combat are constantly changing.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
tbd
Paper Mario: The Origami King 55.

Paper Mario: The Origami King

Platform: Switch
July 17, 2020
Featuring a new ring-based battle system that mixes puzzle-solving skills with traditional turn-based combat, Paper Mario: The Origami King aims to put new twists in the series' established formula.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
6.9
Moon: Remix RPG Adventure 56.

Moon: Remix RPG Adventure

Platform: Switch
August 27, 2020
Moon is full of so many subtleties in the characters, their strange personalities, and idiosyncratic ways of communicating. We wanted to do even more testing than usual to make sure all of that came through clearly, felt special, and guided you properly through its world.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
7.9
Spellbreak 57.

Spellbreak

Platform: PC
September 3, 2020
Spellbreak is an epic fantasy action spellcasting game where players choose a class, weave spectacular spell combinations and fight other players to become an all-powerful battlemage.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
8.4
Hotshot Racing 58.

Hotshot Racing

Platform: Xbox One
September 10, 2020
Hotshot Racing is a blisteringly fast arcade-style racing game fusing drift handling, razor-sharp retro visuals and an incredible sense of speed to create an exhilarating driving experience.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
7.3
WRC 9 FIA World Rally Championship 59.

WRC 9 FIA World Rally Championship

Platform: PC
September 3, 2020
The WRC license is back and even better this year with WRC 9. Take part in the Calendar's 3 new rallies and challenge the community with the customisable league system. Then dive into the skin of a co-driver with the astonishing co-op mode.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
6.1
Mafia: Definitive Edition 60.

Mafia: Definitive Edition

Platform: PC
September 24, 2020
Part one of the Mafia crime saga - 1930s, Lost Heaven, IL Re-made from the ground up, rise through the ranks of the Mafia during the Prohibition era of organized crime. After a run-in with the mob, cab driver Tommy Angelo is thrust into a deadly underworld. Initially uneasy about falling in with the Salieri crime family, Tommy soon finds that the rewards are too big to ignore. Play a Mob Movie: Live the life of a Prohibition-era gangster and rise through the ranks of the Mafia. Lost Heaven, IL: Recreated 1930's cityscape, filled with interwar architecture, cars and culture to see, hear and interact with. Re-Made Classic: Faithfully recreated, with expanded story, gameplay and original score. This is the Mafia you remembered and much more.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
8.5
Star Renegades 61.

Star Renegades

Platform: PC
September 8, 2020
Star Renegades is a strategy RPG about outsmarting AI-driven adversaries, forging friendships, and toppling galactic empires spanning over multiple generations.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
7.8
Spellbreak 62.

Spellbreak

Platform: Xbox One
September 3, 2020
Spellbreak is an epic fantasy action spellcasting game where players choose a class, weave spectacular spell combinations and fight other players to become an all-powerful battlemage.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
7.1
Othercide 63.

Othercide

Platform: PC
July 27, 2020
Othercide is a horror-themed turn-based strategy game where the lore and game mechanics are tightly intertwined to deliver a twisted, dark and challenging experience. Enter a brutal world under assault from terrifying creatures from another dimension, hold back the tide with limited resources and endure brutal conditions in visually stunning world. Experience dynamic turn-based combat and a new way to anticipate enemy movements to perform a flawless tactical plan. Using the Initiative Sequence System and unique set of skills, you will be able to interrupt an enemy attack, plan a delayed action that will be triggered later on in the timeline and use reaction skill to respond to any threat. Prepare to suffer and face close calls in our terrifying and ruthless universe. With roguelite features, deadly missions, limited resources and permanent death, there is no room for errors. Level up, unlock new skills and collect memories from the death of your enemies. A limited number of these bonuses can be implemented to your skills to boost their stats. But choose wisely as once implemented, you can't take them back, unless... you decide to sacrifice your Daughter! Make dramatic choices and endure with your Daughters traumatic experiences which will make them stronger or weaker. Othercide invites you in a ethereal monochromatic dimension with only dashes of crimson red where your worst nightmares come to life.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
7.4
Aokana - Four Rhythms Across the Blue 64.

Aokana - Four Rhythms Across the Blue

Platform: Switch
August 21, 2020
Welcome to a world where people fly freely through the power of anti-gravity shoes. Become a coach for players who race in the sky and make the acquaintance of four charismatic girls. Follow their adventures as you all grow closer in this emotional story of hope, love and sportsmanship.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
tbd
Wasteland 3 65.

Wasteland 3

Platform: PlayStation 4
August 28, 2020
In Wasteland 3 you take command of a squad of Desert Rangers, lawmen and women in a post-nuclear world, trying to rebuild society from the ashes. More than a century after the bombs fell, you’re fighting a losing battle to keep your beloved Arizona alive. Then the self-proclaimed Patriarch of Colorado radios, promising aid if you'll do a job he can only entrust to an outsider—rescue his land from the ambitions of his three bloodthirsty children. You’re dispatched on a desperate quest from the scorching deserts to the snowy mountains to start from scratch, building a new base, finding a snow-worthy vehicle, training new recruits, and fighting your way through hostile frozen wastes. All the while, you'll have to decide who to trust in this land torn apart by corruption, intrigue, warring factions, crazed cultists, cutthroat gangs, and bitter sibling rivalries. Build a reputation for yourself by making decisions that will profoundly impact Colorado, its inhabitants and the story you experience. Will you be Colorado’s savior or its worst nightmare? Wasteland 3 is a squad-based RPG from inXile entertainment, featuring challenging tactical turn-based combat and a deep, reactive story full of twists, turns, and brutal ethical decisions that will keep you hooked whether you’re a Wasteland veteran or new to the series. Create a squad of up to six Rangers and customize them with perks and abilities geared to your playstyle. You even get your own battle truck, which you can upgrade into a hardened war beast, bristling with weapons, to help mow down your enemies.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
6.7
Tell Me Why 66.

Tell Me Why

Platform: Xbox One
August 27, 2020
Tell Me Why is the latest narrative adventure game from DONTNOD Entertainment, the studio behind the beloved franchise, Life Is Strange. In this intimate thriller, twins Tyler and Alyson Ronan use their special bond to unravel mysteries of their loving but troubled childhood. Set in beautiful small-town Alaska, Tell Me Why features true-to-life characters, mature themes and gripping choices.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
5.9
SUPERHOT: MIND CONTROL DELETE 67.

SUPERHOT: MIND CONTROL DELETE

Platform: PC
July 16, 2020
ONE OF US. ONE OF US. Still outnumbered, still outgunned. Enemies swirl around you in a storm of slow motion violence. Battle after battle, each fallen foe pushes you closer to the secrets hiding in the game and each secret gives you more powers to fight the System’s unending opposition.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
6.7
Mobile Suit Gundam: Extreme VS. MaxiBoost ON 68.

Mobile Suit Gundam: Extreme VS. MaxiBoost ON

Platform: PlayStation 4
July 30, 2020
MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM EXTREME VS. MAXIBOOST ON” is a true port of the arcade version that started operation in 2016 in Japan—and is still popular today. Coordinate and lay waste to your rivals in fierce PVP fighting combat iconic to the EXTREME VS. series. Join the battle with 183 units from the entire Gundam universe, each with different abilities ready to suit your play style. Choose between three different EX BURST Systems: FIGHTING BURST, EXTEND BURST and SHOOTING BURST!
Metascore:
78
User Score:
7.4
Othercide 69.

Othercide

Platform: PlayStation 4
July 28, 2020
Othercide is a horror-themed turn-based strategy game where the lore and game mechanics are tightly intertwined to deliver a twisted, dark and challenging experience. Enter a brutal world under assault from terrifying creatures from another dimension, hold back the tide with limited resources and endure brutal conditions in visually stunning world. Experience dynamic turn-based combat and a new way to anticipate enemy movements to perform a flawless tactical plan. Using the Initiative Sequence System and unique set of skills, you will be able to interrupt an enemy attack, plan a delayed action that will be triggered later on in the timeline and use reaction skill to respond to any threat. Prepare to suffer and face close calls in our terrifying and ruthless universe. With roguelite features, deadly missions, limited resources and permanent death, there is no room for errors. Level up, unlock new skills and collect memories from the death of your enemies. A limited number of these bonuses can be implemented to your skills to boost their stats. But choose wisely as once implemented, you can't take them back, unless... you decide to sacrifice your Daughter! Make dramatic choices and endure with your Daughters traumatic experiences which will make them stronger or weaker. Othercide invites you in a ethereal monochromatic dimension with only dashes of crimson red where your worst nightmares come to life.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
7.6
Remnant: From the Ashes - Subject 2923 70.

Remnant: From the Ashes - Subject 2923

Platform: PC
August 20, 2020
Remnant: From the Ashes – Subject 2923 requires ownership of Remnant: From the Ashes to play. Subject 2923 does not require ownership of the Swamps of Corsus DLC to play. In a brand-new continuation of the Remnant: From the Ashes story, meet unexpected allies, traverse unfamiliar zones and dimensions, and overcome new threats to save your world. Complete new quests and conquer unique bosses to acquire additional gear, increasing your chances of surviving the rugged wilderness of Earth and beyond, as you aim to put an end to the Root and restore humanity.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
5.3
PGA Tour 2K21 71.

PGA Tour 2K21

Platform: Xbox One
August 21, 2020
ALL-NEW PGA TOUR CAREER MODE:Prove you’ve got what it takes to become FedExCup Champion. Take on PGA TOUR Pros during your very own career, earning rewards and gear along the way. PGA TOUR PROS AND NEW COURSES: Play against Justin Thomas and 11 top pros on stunning, real-life courses including TPC Sawgrass, East Lake Golf Club, and more. BUILD YOUR MYPLAYER & DREAM COURSE: Create and personalize your MyPLAYER with equipment and apparel from brands you love. Design your ultimate course with 1,000s of custom options. DOMINATE THE GREEN AT ANY SKILL LEVEL: Rookies can take advantage of real-time tutorials, tips and shot suggestions. Already a pro? Master your game with Pro Vision, Distance Control, Putt Preview, and other innovations. GET THE PARTY STARTED: Hit the links with friends by playing local and online matches, including Alt-Shot, Stroke Play, Skins and 4-Player Scramble. MAKE YOUR OWN RULES: Command your Clubhouse with Online Societies. Run full seasons and tournaments and earn bragging rights on the course. Create entry rules and requirements as well as handicap and event settings. THE MOST REALISTIC COURSES EVER: Real-world scanning brings the fairway, green, bunkers, trees, lakes and ponds to life! True-to-form PGA TOUR broadcast presentation features slick graphics, dynamic cut-scenes and a seamless replay system, all anchored by the play-by-play commentary of Luke Elvy and Rich Beem.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
6.2
Tell Me Why 72.

Tell Me Why

Platform: PC
August 27, 2020
Tell Me Why is the latest narrative adventure game from DONTNOD Entertainment, the studio behind the beloved franchise, Life Is Strange. In this intimate thriller, twins Tyler and Alyson Ronan use their special bond to unravel mysteries of their loving but troubled childhood. Set in beautiful small-town Alaska, Tell Me Why features true-to-life characters, mature themes and gripping choices.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
5.1
EA SPORTS UFC 4 73.

EA SPORTS UFC 4

Platform: PlayStation 4
August 14, 2020
In EA SPORTS UFC 4 the fighter you become is shaped by your fight style, your achievements, and your personality. Develop and customize your character through a unified progression system across all modes. Go from unknown amateur to UFC superstar in the new Career Mode, experience the origins of combat sports in two all-new environments; The Kumite and The Backyard, or challenge the world in new Blitz Battles or Online World Championships to become the undisputed champ. In gameplay, fluid clinch-to-strike combinations offer more responsive and authentic stand-up gameplay, while overhauled takedown and ground mechanics deliver more control in those key phases of the fight. No matter how, or where, you play EA SPORTS UFC 4 puts 'you' at the center of every fight.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
1.5
Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town 74.

Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town

Platform: Switch
July 14, 2020
Originally released for the Nintendo Game Boy Advance in 2003, STORY OF SEASONS: Friends of Mineral Town is a complete remake that will let series fans revisit the charming world of Mineral Town, while also introducing it to a new generation of farmers. In this peaceful setting, players will grow crops, take care of animals, and build relationships with villagers. * Rediscover one of STORY OF SEASONS' most beloved entries: This Nintendo Switch remake of the classic game preserves the compelling gameplay, colourful characters and rustic charm of the original 2003 Game Boy Advance release. With buttery-smooth HD visuals and a heartwarming reimagining of the iconic locale, series veterans and newcomers will soon find themselves welcomed by the gentle rhythms of Mineral Town. * Live the simple life in Mineral Town: Tap into the power of nature as you breathe life back into your grandfather's farm, tending crops and raising livestock to earn your keep. With more than 20 varieties of crops to grow, and animals ranging from alpacas to angora bunnies, no day is the same as seasons cycle and new skills await. * Forge friendships with the townsfolk and win their hearts: Mineral Town is full of friendly faces willing to help you find your feet in your new hometown. Get to know the locals and learn their stories as you go about your daily life, and you might even find love along the way! * Activities galore for days off from the farm: Whether it's high-tailing in horseraces, catching a champion trout or showcasing your culinary creativity, the busy calendar full of festivals means that there's never a dull day in Mineral Town. If you're looking for a quieter time, take yourself away to the local hot spring, delve deep into the mines, or seek out the seasonal secrets of the town.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
8.1
Fae Tactics 75.

Fae Tactics

Platform: PC
July 31, 2020
In Fae Tactics, follow a young magic user named Peony on her journey across a vibrant world full of mystery and danger. Summon allies, cast spells, and befriend a motley crew of characters as you dive into the growing conflicts between man and magical beings known as fae.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
7.6
SUPERHOT: MIND CONTROL DELETE 76.

SUPERHOT: MIND CONTROL DELETE

Platform: PlayStation 4
July 16, 2020
ONE OF US. ONE OF US. Still outnumbered, still outgunned. Enemies swirl around you in a storm of slow motion violence. Battle after battle, each fallen foe pushes you closer to the secrets hiding in the game and each secret gives you more powers to fight the System’s unending opposition.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
6.5
Inmost 77.

Inmost

Platform: Switch
August 21, 2020
Inmost is an atmospheric, story-driven puzzle platformer, following three playable characters within one dark, interconnecting story. In an old abandoned castle, you’ll need to explore every nook and cranny, avoid detection, slice your way through enemies and spring deadly traps in order to escape the evil that lurks within…
Metascore:
77
User Score:
7.7
Hotshot Racing 78.

Hotshot Racing

Platform: PlayStation 4
September 10, 2020
Hotshot Racing is a blisteringly fast arcade-style racing game fusing drift handling, razor-sharp retro visuals and an incredible sense of speed to create an exhilarating driving experience.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
6.7
Spellbreak 79.

Spellbreak

Platform: Switch
September 3, 2020
Spellbreak is an epic fantasy action spellcasting game where players choose a class, weave spectacular spell combinations and fight other players to become an all-powerful battlemage.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
7.9
Nioh 2: The Tengu's Disciple 80.

Nioh 2: The Tengu's Disciple

Platform: PlayStation 4
July 30, 2020
Nioh 2: The Tengu's Disciple is a Role-Playing game, developed by Team Ninja and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
8.5
Panzer Paladin 81.

Panzer Paladin

Platform: Switch
July 21, 2020
The sight of giant swords blazing through the night sky might be hair-raising, but stand your ground! The sinister Ravenous and his legions of brutal demons are poised for battle. Even all the armies of the world can’t stop them, but humanity has one final ace in the hole: a cutting edge power armor called Paladin. It’s now up to the strong-willed android named Flame to become a Squire, take control of the Paladin and track down all Weapon Keepers and their diabolical leader. The showdown between mankind’s highest technological prowesses and the powerful forces of the occult has begun! Seize weapons from the denizens of the Netherworld and dish out a taste of their own medicine! Show them the power of cutting edge technology combined with swordsmanship. Slash, bash and thrust your way through a series of mind-blowing levels located around the world, all of it rendered in glorious 8-bit graphics! Hop in your Panzer Paladin and take up arms!
Metascore:
77
User Score:
7.0
Mafia: Definitive Edition 82.

Mafia: Definitive Edition

Platform: PlayStation 4
September 25, 2020
Part one of the Mafia crime saga - 1930s, Lost Heaven, IL Re-made from the ground up, rise through the ranks of the Mafia during the Prohibition era of organized crime. After a run-in with the mob, cab driver Tommy Angelo is thrust into a deadly underworld. Initially uneasy about falling in with the Salieri crime family, Tommy soon finds that the rewards are too big to ignore. Play a Mob Movie: Live the life of a Prohibition-era gangster and rise through the ranks of the Mafia. Lost Heaven, IL: Recreated 1930's cityscape, filled with interwar architecture, cars and culture to see, hear and interact with. Re-Made Classic: Faithfully recreated, with expanded story, gameplay and original score. This is the Mafia you remembered and much more.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
8.6
Inmost 83.

Inmost

Platform: PC
August 21, 2020
Escape the depths of an otherworldly labyrinth in this cinematic puzzle platformer. Explore a hauntingly beautiful world, with three playable characters, in one dark, interconnected story.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
7.7
PGA Tour 2K21 84.

PGA Tour 2K21

Platform: PlayStation 4
August 21, 2020
ALL-NEW PGA TOUR CAREER MODE:Prove you’ve got what it takes to become FedExCup Champion. Take on PGA TOUR Pros during your very own career, earning rewards and gear along the way. PGA TOUR PROS AND NEW COURSES: Play against Justin Thomas and 11 top pros on stunning, real-life courses including TPC Sawgrass, East Lake Golf Club, and more. BUILD YOUR MYPLAYER & DREAM COURSE: Create and personalize your MyPLAYER with equipment and apparel from brands you love. Design your ultimate course with 1,000s of custom options. DOMINATE THE GREEN AT ANY SKILL LEVEL: Rookies can take advantage of real-time tutorials, tips and shot suggestions. Already a pro? Master your game with Pro Vision, Distance Control, Putt Preview, and other innovations. GET THE PARTY STARTED: Hit the links with friends by playing local and online matches, including Alt-Shot, Stroke Play, Skins and 4-Player Scramble. MAKE YOUR OWN RULES: Command your Clubhouse with Online Societies. Run full seasons and tournaments and earn bragging rights on the course. Create entry rules and requirements as well as handicap and event settings. THE MOST REALISTIC COURSES EVER: Real-world scanning brings the fairway, green, bunkers, trees, lakes and ponds to life! True-to-form PGA TOUR broadcast presentation features slick graphics, dynamic cut-scenes and a seamless replay system, all anchored by the play-by-play commentary of Luke Elvy and Rich Beem.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
7.3
Hotshot Racing 85.

Hotshot Racing

Platform: Switch
September 10, 2020
A blistering arcade-style racer fusing drift handling, razor-sharp retro visuals and an incredible sense of speed. Hotshot Racing is a blisteringly fast arcade-style racing game fusing drift handling, razor-sharp retro visuals and an incredible sense of speed to create an exhilarating driving experience. 16 racing circuits provide the twists, turns and straights conducive to searingly quick racing. Take in coastal, jungle, alpine and Las Vegas desert environments, with each course modelled with the most vivid colours and blue skies for miles. Time Trial and Grand Prix modes cater to those who like to compete in classic racing formats, while ‘Cops and Robbers’ and ‘Drive or Explode’ modes offer exhilarating new ways to play. Each mode is available in single-player, four-player split-screen and eight-player online, while Time Trial is single-player only. Single-player modes run at a blistering 60FPS to deliver one of the fastest depictions of racing possible. Smash lap records to rise-up the global online leaderboards or download ghost laps to match your racing lines against the very best.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
7.6
Carrion 86.

Carrion

Platform: Switch
July 23, 2020
In Carrion you’ll assume the role of an amorphous creature of unknown origin. Players will stalk and consume those that have imprisoned it to spread fear and panic throughout the facility. It will grow and evolve as you tear down the facility and acquire additional devastating abilities on the path to retribution that include a web-like ranged attack, the ability to bend light to become temporarily invisible, and even possess humans for maximum terror.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
7.8
Control: AWE 87.

Control: AWE

Platform: PlayStation 4
August 27, 2020
The Bureau studied its most dangerous Altered World Events in this lost sector. The records were sealed, the objects contained, and their powers abandoned. Now, the sector is breached and the objects are loose… AWE brings new story content and side missions as well as new weapons and mods to the world of Control.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
6.0
Mortal Shell 88.

Mortal Shell

Platform: PC
August 18, 2020
Mortal Shell is a deep action-RPG that tests your sanity and resilience in a shattered world. Your adversaries spare no mercy, with survival demanding superior awareness and precision. Possess lost warriors, discover hidden sanctums, and face formidable foes.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
6.7
Mortal Shell 89.

Mortal Shell

Platform: PlayStation 4
August 18, 2020
Mortal Shell is a deep action-RPG that tests your sanity and resilience in a shattered world. Your adversaries spare no mercy, with survival demanding superior awareness and precision. Possess lost warriors, discover hidden sanctums, and face formidable foes.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
7.4
Panzer Paladin 90.

Panzer Paladin

Platform: PC
July 21, 2020
Hop in the Paladin power armor, seize melee weapons from the demonic invaders and give them a taste of their own medicine.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
tbd
Post Void 91.

Post Void

Platform: PC
August 6, 2020
Post Void is a hypnotic scramble of early first-person shooter design that values speed above all else. Keep your head full and reach the end; Kill what you can to see it mend; Get the high score or try again.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
7.2
Carrion 92.

Carrion

Platform: Xbox One
July 23, 2020
In Carrion you’ll assume the role of an amorphous creature of unknown origin. Players will stalk and consume those that have imprisoned it to spread fear and panic throughout the facility. It will grow and evolve as you tear down the facility and acquire additional devastating abilities on the path to retribution that include a web-like ranged attack, the ability to bend light to become temporarily invisible, and even possess humans for maximum terror.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
7.5
Roki 93.

Roki

Platform: PC
July 23, 2020
Röki is an adventure game inspired by Scandinavian folklore - a dark, contemporary fairy tale underpinned by a touching narrative, an alluring art style, ancient puzzles and atmospheric exploration.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
7.7
Pathfinder: Kingmaker - Definitive Edition 94.

Pathfinder: Kingmaker - Definitive Edition

Platform: PlayStation 4
August 18, 2020
Pathfinder: Kingmaker is the first single-player isometric CRPG set in the world of a top-selling D&D type role-playing game by Paizo. Being a tribute to such classics as Baldur's Gate and Neverwinter Nights, it brings back memories of beloved gameplay mechanics and embarks the player on a hand-crafted, story-driven adventure. Become introduced to the rich universe of Pathfinder as a newcomer or explore famous locations familiar to any fan of the original tabletop game. Walk your path through the legendary Stolen Lands and meet iconic characters, ready to accompany you on your arduous journey. Gather the perfect party, dive into a great variety of dungeons, and defeat some of the deadliest creatures this world has ever seen. Witness how your decisions affect the environment and the people inhabiting it. Establish your kingdom to bring peace, hope, and prosperity to the land or take everything for yourself and drive it into darkness. The choice is only yours! THE MAJOR FEATURES: COMPANION FOCUSED STORY Experience the adventure alongside living and breathing companions, each with deep stories and decisions of their own. Love them, adore them or hate them for who they are. CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT Customize your character and companions with a multitude of options available in Pathfinder to make the perfect party capable of overcoming insurmountable challenges. KINGDOM Establish your kingdom in Stolen Lands, claim new territories, and build towns and cities. Be a wise ruler or a heavy-handed tyrant.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
5.2
A Total War Saga: TROY 95.

A Total War Saga: TROY

Platform: PC
August 13, 2020
A Total War Saga: TROY is the first in the award-winning strategy series to focus on the Bronze-Age Mediterranean and the legendary twenty-year conflict between the kingdoms of Troy and Mycenaean Greece, known as the Trojan War.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
6.1
Descenders 96.

Descenders

Platform: PlayStation 4
August 25, 2020
Descenders is extreme downhill freeriding for the modern era, with procedurally generated worlds, and where mistakes have real consequences. Will you lead your team to glory and become the next legendary Descender? In Descenders, your team is your life. When you pick a side - Enemy, Arboreal or Kinetic - you'll be bound together with other players who choose the same side as you. Grab your bike, pick your team, and attempt to live up to the legend of your Descender. Will you join the die-hard, trick-frenzy ranks of Team Enemy, the proficient, off-road stylings of Team Arboreal, or the high-octane, speed-is-everything Team Kinetic?
Metascore:
75
User Score:
3.5
Mortal Shell 97.

Mortal Shell

Platform: Xbox One
August 18, 2020
Mortal Shell is a deep action-RPG that tests your sanity and resilience in a shattered world. Your adversaries spare no mercy, with survival demanding superior awareness, precision, and instincts. Possess lost warriors, track down hidden sanctums of the devout, and face formidable foes.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
7.2
Superliminal 98.

Superliminal

Platform: Switch
July 7, 2020
Perception is reality. Escape from a mind-bending dream where everything is exactly as it seems. As you fall asleep with the TV on at 3AM, you remember catching a glimpse of the commercial from Dr.Pierce’s Somnasculpt dream therapy program. By the time you open your eyes, you’re already dreaming - beginning the first stages of this experimental program. Welcome to Superliminal. Superliminal is a first-person puzzle game based on forced perspective and optical illusions. Puzzles in this game give you a sense of the unexpected. Players need to change their perspective and think outside the box to wake up from the dream.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
9.6
New Super Lucky's Tale 99.

New Super Lucky's Tale

Platform: PlayStation 4
August 21, 2020
The adventure of a young fox who embarks on a journey through the unknown and becomes a hero.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
7.4
Iron Harvest 100.

Iron Harvest

Platform: PC
September 1, 2020
Iron Harvest is a real-time strategy game (RTS) set in the alternate reality of 1920+, just after the end of the Great War. The Game lets you control giant dieselpunk mechs, combining epic singleplayer and coop campaigns as well as skirmishes with intense action on the battlefield for multiplayer fans, Iron Harvest is the classic real-time strategy games fans have been waiting for. Tradition clashes with scientific and technological progress, while Europe is still recovering from the brutal battles of the World War. Cities are being rebuilt and in the countryside, the era of the Iron Harvest has begun. Farmers are uncovering the remains of the majestic walking machines that had fought on the battlefields of the Great War. In the midst of this chaos, a new threat appears that will put Europe's very existence at risk. Secret forces are putting everything they can towards destabilization of entire countries, determined to set the world on fire once again and finally seize control.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
6.7
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Highs and Lows
Highest of the Month
  1. 94

    Ori and the Will of the Wisps

    • Release Date: Sep 17, 2020
    • Rating: E
    • User Score: 9.3
    • Platform: Switch
  2. 92

    Hades

  3. 92

    Hades

  4. 91

    Crusader Kings III

  5. 90

    Spelunky 2

Lowest of the Month
  1. 21

    Bounty Battle

    • Release Date: Sep 10, 2020
    • Rating: E10+
    • User Score: tbd
    • Platform: Switch
  2. 43

    Tamarin

    • Release Date: Sep 10, 2020
    • Rating: E10+
    • User Score: 6.6
    • Platform: PS4
  3. 52

    Necromunda: Underhive Wars

  4. 53

    WWE 2K Battlegrounds

    • Release Date: Sep 18, 2020
    • Rating: T
    • User Score: 5.7
    • Platform: XONE
  5. 55

    Tennis World Tour 2

    • Release Date: Sep 22, 2020
    • Rating: E
    • User Score: 9.2
    • Platform: XONE