Game Releases by Score


Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2 1.

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2

Platform: PlayStation 5
March 26, 2021
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. Skate in super crisp 120 FPS at 1080P or 60 FPS in native 4K. Watch the levels come to life using sharper dynamic shadows, reflections, and lens flare, plus enhanced skater textures. The PS5 enhancements don’t stop at audio and visual upgrades, either. Major features include: 120 FPS @1080p Native 4k @60FPS SSD & Immediacy Haptic feedback via the DualSense wireless controller Spatialized Audio High Fidelity Atmospherics Activities and Game Help Cross-Gen Progression
Metascore:
89
User Score:
6.8
Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury 2.

Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury

Platform: Switch
February 12, 2021
The cat's out of the bag, Super Mario 3D World is on to the Nintendo Switch system. Pounce and climb through dozens of colorful stages! Mario (and his friends) can use power-ups like the Super Bell, which grants catlike abilities, like climbing and scratching. Work together locally or online with up to three other players to reach the goaland to see who can get a high score. The Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury game features the same great co-op gameplay, creative levels and power-ups as the original game, but also so much more.
Metascore:
89
User Score:
8.5
Disco Elysium: The Final Cut 3.

Disco Elysium: The Final Cut

Platform: PlayStation 5
March 30, 2021
Disco Elysium is about a detective who wakes up in a rundown coastal district with a banging headache and only a few dregs of memory left. You set out to discover what happened to him inside the unique world we have created. We’ve thrown together disco music, early motor carriages, and post-revolutionary angst for our setting, and brought it all to life with actual oil paintings.
Metascore:
89
User Score:
7.3
It Takes Two 4.

It Takes Two

Platform: PC
March 26, 2021
From Hazelight comes It Takes Two an innovative co-op adventure where uniquely varied gameplay and emotional storytelling intertwine in a fantastical journey. Founded to push the creative boundaries of what's possible in games, Hazelight is the award-winning studio behind the critically acclaimed A Way Out and Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons. Something out of the ordinary Bring your favorite co-op partner and together step into the shoes of May and Cody. As the couple is going through a divorce, through unknown means their minds are transported into two dolls which their daughter, Rose, made to represent them. Now they must reluctantly find a way to get back into their bodies, a quest which takes them through the most wild, unexpected and fantastical journey imaginable.
Metascore:
89
User Score:
8.9
It Takes Two 5.

It Takes Two

Platform: Xbox Series X
March 26, 2021
From Hazelight comes It Takes Two an innovative co-op adventure where uniquely varied gameplay and emotional storytelling intertwine in a fantastical journey. Founded to push the creative boundaries of what's possible in games, Hazelight is the award-winning studio behind the critically acclaimed A Way Out and Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons. Something out of the ordinary Bring your favorite co-op partner and together step into the shoes of May and Cody. As the couple is going through a divorce, through unknown means their minds are transported into two dolls which their daughter, Rose, made to represent them. Now they must reluctantly find a way to get back into their bodies, a quest which takes them through the most wild, unexpected and fantastical journey imaginable.
Metascore:
89
User Score:
8.1
It Takes Two 6.

It Takes Two

Platform: PlayStation 5
March 26, 2021
From Hazelight comes It Takes Two an innovative co-op adventure where uniquely varied gameplay and emotional storytelling intertwine in a fantastical journey. Founded to push the creative boundaries of what's possible in games, Hazelight is the award-winning studio behind the critically acclaimed A Way Out and Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons. Something out of the ordinary Bring your favorite co-op partner and together step into the shoes of May and Cody. As the couple is going through a divorce, through unknown means their minds are transported into two dolls which their daughter, Rose, made to represent them. Now they must reluctantly find a way to get back into their bodies, a quest which takes them through the most wild, unexpected and fantastical journey imaginable.
Metascore:
88
User Score:
9.1
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2 7.

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2

Platform: Xbox Series X
March 26, 2021
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:
5.4
It Takes Two 8.

It Takes Two

Platform: PlayStation 4
March 26, 2021
From Hazelight comes It Takes Two an innovative co-op adventure where uniquely varied gameplay and emotional storytelling intertwine in a fantastical journey. Founded to push the creative boundaries of what's possible in games, Hazelight is the award-winning studio behind the critically acclaimed A Way Out and Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons. Something out of the ordinary Bring your favorite co-op partner and together step into the shoes of May and Cody. As the couple is going through a divorce, through unknown means their minds are transported into two dolls which their daughter, Rose, made to represent them. Now they must reluctantly find a way to get back into their bodies, a quest which takes them through the most wild, unexpected and fantastical journey imaginable.
Metascore:
88
User Score:
8.8
Monster Hunter Rise 9.

Monster Hunter Rise

Platform: Switch
March 26, 2021
Rise to the challenge and join the hunt. The action-RPG series returns to the Nintendo Switch! Set in the ninja-inspired land of Kamura Village, explore lush ecosystems and battle fearsome monsters to become the ultimate hunter. It's been half a century since the last calamity struck, but a terrifying new monster has reared its head and threatens to plunge the land into chaos once again. Hunt solo or in a party with friends to earn rewards that you can use to craft a huge variety of weapons and armor. Brand new gameplay systems such as the high-flying 'Wire Action' and your canine companion 'Palamute' will add exciting new layers to the already robust combat that Monster Hunter is known for. Whether it's at home, on the go, online or offline - you'll always be ready for your next hunt on the Nintendo Switch!
Metascore:
88
User Score:
9.2
The Nioh Collection 10.

The Nioh Collection

Platform: PlayStation 5
February 5, 2021
Celebrate the franchise's 4-year anniversary with remastered editions of both games featuring 4K and up to 120FPS support. For everyone that recently purchased the PlayStation 5 console, you will be able to experience the complete Nioh 2 adventure in Nioh 2 Remastered The Complete Edition, along with a remastered version of the first entry in the series: Nioh Remastered The Complete Edition. If you would like all of this content in one convenient place, we have the perfect title for all of your Nioh needs. Get ready to relive the entire series with all DLC included for both titles in The Nioh Collection for PlayStation 5. All of the titles available on PlayStation 5 will support 4K resolution for crystal clear visuals, up to 120 FPS gameplay for silky smooth combat, ultra-fast load times and the ability to transfer your data from the PS4 versions to pick up your journey right where you left off.
Metascore:
88
User Score:
7.5
Hitman 3 11.

Hitman 3

Platform: PC
January 20, 2021
Death Awaits HITMAN 3 is the dramatic conclusion to the World of Assassination trilogy and takes players around the world on a globetrotting adventure to sprawling sandbox locations. Agent 47 returns as a ruthless professional for the most important contracts of his entire career. Supported by his Agency handler, Diana Burnwood, 47 joins forces with his long-lost friend Lucas Grey. Their ultimate mission is to eliminate the partners of Providence, but they are forced to adapt as their hunt intensifies. When the dust settles, 47 and the world he inhabits will never be the same again. Top of the World Every mission location in HITMAN 3 is meticulously detailed and packed full of creative opportunities. Players will have unrivalled freedom to complete their objectives and the game world will react to everything they do. A Platform of Assassination The World of Assassination trilogy is fully realised with HITMAN 3 as the ultimate place to play all three games. Players of previous HITMAN games will be pleased to know that it will be possible to 'import' locations that they own from the previous two HITMAN games into HITMAN 3, essentially putting all 20+ locations from the entire trilogy in one place. Playing the entire trilogy from beginning to end, from within HITMAN 3, also means that the progression systems in HITMAN 3 work across all locations. You can unlock an item in Dubai and take it with you to Paris, for example. HITMAN 2 players will have the option to carry over their hard-earned unlocks and progression into HITMAN 3.
Metascore:
87
User Score:
7.3
Hitman 3 12.

Hitman 3

Platform: Xbox Series X
January 20, 2021
Death Awaits HITMAN 3 is the dramatic conclusion to the World of Assassination trilogy and takes players around the world on a globetrotting adventure to sprawling sandbox locations. Agent 47 returns as a ruthless professional for the most important contracts of his entire career. Supported by his Agency handler, Diana Burnwood, 47 joins forces with his long-lost friend Lucas Grey. Their ultimate mission is to eliminate the partners of Providence, but they are forced to adapt as their hunt intensifies. When the dust settles, 47 and the world he inhabits will never be the same again. Top of the World Every mission location in HITMAN 3 is meticulously detailed and packed full of creative opportunities. Players will have unrivalled freedom to complete their objectives and the game world will react to everything they do. A Platform of Assassination The World of Assassination trilogy is fully realised with HITMAN 3 as the ultimate place to play all three games. Players of previous HITMAN games will be pleased to know that it will be possible to 'import' locations that they own from the previous two HITMAN games into HITMAN 3, essentially putting all 20+ locations from the entire trilogy in one place. Playing the entire trilogy from beginning to end, from within HITMAN 3, also means that the progression systems in HITMAN 3 work across all locations. You can unlock an item in Dubai and take it with you to Paris, for example. HITMAN 2 players will have the option to carry over their hard-earned unlocks and progression into HITMAN 3.
Metascore:
87
User Score:
8.0
Yakuza 6: The Song of Life 13.

Yakuza 6: The Song of Life

Platform: Xbox One
March 25, 2021
In Yakuza 6, Kazuma Kiryu will find out exactly how much people are willing to sacrifice for family -- be those ties through blood or bond -- when he investigates a series of shadowy events that involve the ones he holds closest to his heart. Fresh out of a three-year prison sentence, an older and weathered Kiryu comes to find out that his surrogate daughter, Haruka, has gone missing from the orphanage he looks after. The trail leads him to his old stomping grounds in Kamurocho, where he discovers that she has been struck by a car and now lies in a coma. To make matters worse, Kiryu learns that Haruka now has a son that he must look after. With baby in hand, Kiryu journeys to the seaside town of Onomichi, Hiroshima to unravel the truth about Haruka, her son, and a sinister secret that the Hiroshima yakuza are harbouring. From the unparalleled realism of the new setting of Onomichi, a beautiful, sleepy port town in Hiroshima Prefecture, to the latest evolution of Kamurocho, the biggest red-light district in Tokyo, Yakuza 6 is the ultimate iteration the game's blend of gritty crime story, hyper-explosive combat, and all the vices and distractions those locales have to offer.
Metascore:
87
User Score:
9.2
Nioh 2: The Complete Edition 14.

Nioh 2: The Complete Edition

Platform: PC
February 5, 2021
Battle hordes of yokai in this masocore Action RPG. Create your protagonist and embark on an adventure through a myriad of locales across Japan during the Sengoku period. Utilize the new Yokai Shift ability to defeat even the most ferocious yokai and be prepared to brave through Dark Realms created by your enemies.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
6.3
Yakuza: Like a Dragon 15.

Yakuza: Like a Dragon

Platform: PlayStation 5
March 2, 2021
RISE FROM ROCK BOTTOM - Ichiban Kasuga, a low-ranking grunt of a low-ranking yakuza family in Tokyo, faces an 18-year prison sentence after taking the fall for a crime he didn't commit. Never losing faith, he loyally serves his time and returns to society to discover that no one was waiting for him on the outside, and his clan has been destroyed by the man he respected most. Confused and alone, he embarks on a mission to discover the truth behind his family's betrayal and take his life back, becoming an unlikely hero for the city's outcasts on his journey. LEVEL UP FROM UNDERDOG TO DRAGON IN DYNAMIC RPG COMBAT Experience dynamic RPG combat like none other. Switch between 19 unique Jobs ranging from Bodyguard to Musician, and use the battlefield as your weapon. Take up bats, umbrellas, bikes, street signs, and everything else at your disposal to crack some skulls! ENTER THE UNDERWORLD PLAYGROUND When you're not busy bashing heads, relax by hitting up the local arcade for some classic SEGA games, compete with locals in a no holds barred go-kart race around Yokohama, complete 50 unique substories, or just take in the scenery of a modern-day Japanese city. There's always something new around the corner.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
7.5
Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time 16.

Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time

Platform: PlayStation 5
March 12, 2021
It's About Time - for a brand-wumping new Crash Bandicoot game! Crash fourward into a time shattered adventure with your favorite marsupials. Neo Cortex and N. Tropy are back at it again and launching an all-out assault on not just this universe, but the entire multiverse! Crash and Coco are here to save the day by reuniting the four Quantum Masks and bending the rules of reality. New abilities? Check. More playable characters? Yep. Alternate dimensions? Obviously. Ridonkulous bosses? For sure. Same awesome sauce? You bet your sweet jorts. Wait, are they actually jorts? Not in this universe!
Metascore:
85
User Score:
7.7
Control: Ultimate Edition 17.

Control: Ultimate Edition

Platform: PlayStation 5
February 2, 2021
After a secretive agency in New York is invaded by an otherworldly threat, you become the new Director struggling to regain Control. This supernatural third-person action-adventure game will challenge you to master a combination of supernatural abilities, modifiable loadouts and reactive environments, while fighting through a deep and unpredictable world. Become the new Director struggling to regain Control. You are Jesse Faden, a young woman with a troubled past. You become the new Director of the Bureau of Control Our frontline in researching and fighting against supernatural enemies like the Hiss threatening our very existence. You'll uncover the secret activities of the Bureau agents and explore the strange and shifting halls of the Bureau's headquarters, The Oldest House. Unlock new abilities with Objects of Power and upgrade your Service Weapon to take on bigger and more powerful enemies. Venture into lost sectors in the challenging Expeditions mode. Solve puzzles and complete quests to discover the secret of Jesse's past and the true purpose of the Bureau of Control. Above all, you must defeat the relentless Hiss. Control is Jesse Fadens's story. The main plot focuses on her personal search for answers as she grows into the role of the Director. The world of Control has its own story, as do the allies Jesse meets along the way. Side-quests and Secrets are everywhere. Jesse works with other Bureau agents, decodes cryptic ciphers and discovers strange Bureau experiments. World Within a Location Explore diverse environments and shifting architecture in a deep unpredictable world, set within a sprawling New York building. Flexible and Supernatural Combat System Define your playstyle by integrating supernatural abilities, upgrades, and modifiable loadouts. Reactive Environments6 Harness dynamic environmental destruction for exciting combat possibilities and master complex rituals to alter your surroundings. Reality Meets the Unexplainable Dive into a dark and brutalist-inspired world where daily reality has been corrupted by an otherworldly force.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
7.4
Hitman 3 18.

Hitman 3

Platform: PlayStation 5
January 20, 2021
Death Awaits HITMAN 3 is the dramatic conclusion to the World of Assassination trilogy and takes players around the world on a globetrotting adventure to sprawling sandbox locations. Agent 47 returns as a ruthless professional for the most important contracts of his entire career. Supported by his Agency handler, Diana Burnwood, 47 joins forces with his long-lost friend Lucas Grey. Their ultimate mission is to eliminate the partners of Providence, but they are forced to adapt as their hunt intensifies. When the dust settles, 47 and the world he inhabits will never be the same again. Top of the World Every mission location in HITMAN 3 is meticulously detailed and packed full of creative opportunities. Players will have unrivalled freedom to complete their objectives and the game world will react to everything they do. A Platform of Assassination The World of Assassination trilogy is fully realised with HITMAN 3 as the ultimate place to play all three games. Players of previous HITMAN games will be pleased to know that it will be possible to 'import' locations that they own from the previous two HITMAN games into HITMAN 3, essentially putting all 20+ locations from the entire trilogy in one place. Playing the entire trilogy from beginning to end, from within HITMAN 3, also means that the progression systems in HITMAN 3 work across all locations. You can unlock an item in Dubai and take it with you to Paris, for example. HITMAN 2 players will have the option to carry over their hard-earned unlocks and progression into HITMAN 3.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
7.8
Hitman 3 19.

Hitman 3

Platform: PlayStation 4
January 20, 2021
Death Awaits HITMAN 3 is the dramatic conclusion to the World of Assassination trilogy and takes players around the world on a globetrotting adventure to sprawling sandbox locations. Agent 47 returns as a ruthless professional for the most important contracts of his entire career. Supported by his Agency handler, Diana Burnwood, 47 joins forces with his long-lost friend Lucas Grey. Their ultimate mission is to eliminate the partners of Providence, but they are forced to adapt as their hunt intensifies. When the dust settles, 47 and the world he inhabits will never be the same again. Top of the World Every mission location in HITMAN 3 is meticulously detailed and packed full of creative opportunities. Players will have unrivalled freedom to complete their objectives and the game world will react to everything they do. A Platform of Assassination The World of Assassination trilogy is fully realised with HITMAN 3 as the ultimate place to play all three games. Players of previous HITMAN games will be pleased to know that it will be possible to 'import' locations that they own from the previous two HITMAN games into HITMAN 3, essentially putting all 20+ locations from the entire trilogy in one place. Playing the entire trilogy from beginning to end, from within HITMAN 3, also means that the progression systems in HITMAN 3 work across all locations. You can unlock an item in Dubai and take it with you to Paris, for example. HITMAN 2 players will have the option to carry over their hard-earned unlocks and progression into HITMAN 3.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
7.7
Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy 20.

Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy

Platform: PC
January 26, 2021
This story takes place three years after the events of the previous game “Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout,” and depicts the reunion of Ryza and her friends, who go through new encounters and goodbyes to discover a true priceless treasure.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
7.8
Everhood 21.

Everhood

Platform: PC
March 4, 2021
An UNCONVENTIONAL ADVENTURE RPG that takes place in an inexpressible world filled with amusing musical battles and strange delightful encounters. To put it simply: You are in for a ride.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.0
Persona 5 Strikers 22.

Persona 5 Strikers

Platform: PlayStation 4
February 19, 2021
The sequel to the international smash-hit Persona 5 (3.2 million copies world-wide) is now available as the series' first action RPG! Featuring an all-new story set up half a year after the events of P5! Travel Japan! Following the events of P5, the Phantom Thieves of Hearts gather once more during their summer break to solve the mystery behind new change of heart cases that are occurring all over Japan! Persona 5 is now an action RPG! The new action battle system makes hitting enemy weak points to activate a 1 More or All-Out Attack, which fans have come to love, even easier! You can even use Baton Pass to play as other characters! In the newly introduced Jails, you can switch controls between characters at any time! Clear the game with style by using different characters in unique situations! New character! Who is this new mysterious girl you meet in the Shibuya of the other world? Find out as she fights alongside you as the newest member of the Phantom Thieves of Hearts!
Metascore:
83
User Score:
7.8
The Pedestrian 23.

The Pedestrian

Platform: PlayStation 5
January 29, 2021
The Pedestrian is a 2.5D puzzle platformer themed around the public sign system. You play as a 2D character moving through signs in a dynamic 3D world. You progress through the game by rearranging and connecting public signs to explore and advance through each environment.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
7.3
Little Nightmares II 24.

Little Nightmares II

Platform: PC
February 11, 2021
Little Nightmares II is a suspense-adventure game in which you play as Mono, a young boy trapped in a world that has been distorted by a mysterious transmission from a distant signal tower. With Six, the girl in a yellow raincoat, Mono sets out to discover the dark secrets of The Signal Tower and save Six from her terrible fate; but their journey will not be easy as Mono and Six will face an array of new threats from the terrible residents of this world. Will you dare face this collection of new, little nightmares? PLAY A DARK, THRILLING, SUSPENSE ADVENTURE: A host of brand-new residents lie in wait to haunt your steps and disturb your sleep. Outsmart the sadistic teacher, survive the bloodthirsty hunter and flee from many more terrifying characters, as Mono and Six journey through this world together. DISCOVER A FANTASTICAL WORLD CORRUPTED BY THE SIGNAL TOWER: Escape a world that’s rotten from the inside. Your journey will take you from creepy woodlands to sinister schools on your way to the dreadful Signal Tower. Find the source of the evil that spreads through the TV screens of the world. AWAKEN YOUR INNER CHILD TO SAVE SIX FROM THE DARKNESS: Six is fading from this world, and her only hope is to journey with Mono to find what has afflicted her from the Signal Tower. In this world of unknown terrors, you are her only beacon of hope. Can you gather up the courage to fend off your tormenters, and work with Six to make sense of The Signal Tower?
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.2
Sunlight 25.

Sunlight

Platform: PC
January 14, 2021
Traverse a harmonious hand painted forest in this first person hike. The trees guide you with gentle whispers, as you explore a philosophical story.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.0
UnderMine 26.

UnderMine

Platform: Switch
February 11, 2021
An action-adventure roguelike with a bit of RPG tossed in. Adventure deep into the UnderMine and discover powerful relics, deadly enemies, hidden secrets, and a few friends to help along the way. Delve deep into the UnderMine and discover its secrets, one peasant at a time! UnderMine is an action-adventure roguelike that blends combat and dungeon crawling with rpg-like progression. Mine gold, die, upgrade yourself, and try again! Discover hundreds of items including relics, potions, blessings, and curses that all combo and stack for a new experience every run. Challenge dangerous bosses and rescue helpful characters that provide new upgrades for your adventure. Decipher the cryptic messages of the Undermine's residents and unfold the mystery at the heart of the dungeon. Build Item Combos Discover relics, potions, prayers, blessings, and even curses to forge that perfect run. Watch as items pop off and combo with one another to make a god peasant of destruction. Rescue Characters Discover friendly (and some unfriendly) characters in need of rescue. After returning them safe to the mine's hub they will offer powerful upgrades that can be used from run to run. Discover Secrets Explore every nook and cranny to discover hundreds of secrets. New relics, potions, characters, and story bits lay behind the statues, rocks, and walls of each floor. Deadly Bosses Each area of the UnderMine contains one (or more!) deadly boss that will test planning, patience, strategy, and skill. Prepare well, because a test awaits! Wickedly Lighthearted UnderMine has a rich world to explore and discover with charming characters and a plot full of intrigue. Experience the plight of the poor Delvemore peasants. Told to brave extreme danger for a boss that doesn't quite care about them or their safety. A pretty funny situation when you think about it and something we can all relate to.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.3
Kaze and the Wild Masks 27.

Kaze and the Wild Masks

Platform: PC
March 26, 2021
Let 90's inspired platformer Kaze and the Wild Masks take you on a trip down memory lane as you side-scroll your way through the Crystal Islands. In the colorful world of Kaze, you face enraged living vegetables in a variety of ways thanks to the powers of the Wild Masks. Pounce ferociously like a tiger, soar through the sky like an eagle, sprint fiercely like a lizard, and rule the sea like a shark. Kaze and the Wild Masks embraces all the classic 90's platformer elements and gives it a personal touch with modern-looking pixel art graphics. With simple and intuitive mechanics, difficult challenges, iconic bosses, and the satisfyingly smooth platforming and speed of the game, you will find yourself hooked to accomplish everything.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.7
Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time 28.

Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time

Platform: PC
March 26, 2021
It's About Time - for a brand-wumping new Crash Bandicoot game! Crash fourward into a time shattered adventure with your favorite marsupials. Neo Cortex and N. Tropy are back at it again and launching an all-out assault on not just this universe, but the entire multiverse! Crash and Coco are here to save the day by reuniting the four Quantum Masks and bending the rules of reality. New abilities? Check. More playable characters? Yep. Alternate dimensions? Obviously. Ridonkulous bosses? For sure. Same awesome sauce? You bet your sweet jorts. Wait, are they actually jorts? Not in this universe!
Metascore:
83
User Score:
4.0
Yakuza 6: The Song of Life 29.

Yakuza 6: The Song of Life

Platform: PC
March 25, 2021
In Yakuza 6, Kazuma Kiryu will find out exactly how much people are willing to sacrifice for family -- be those ties through blood or bond -- when he investigates a series of shadowy events that involve the ones he holds closest to his heart. Fresh out of a three-year prison sentence, an older and weathered Kiryu comes to find out that his surrogate daughter, Haruka, has gone missing from the orphanage he looks after. The trail leads him to his old stomping grounds in Kamurocho, where he discovers that she has been struck by a car and now lies in a coma. To make matters worse, Kiryu learns that Haruka now has a son that he must look after. With baby in hand, Kiryu journeys to the seaside town of Onomichi, Hiroshima to unravel the truth about Haruka, her son, and a sinister secret that the Hiroshima yakuza are harbouring. From the unparalleled realism of the new setting of Onomichi, a beautiful, sleepy port town in Hiroshima Prefecture, to the latest evolution of Kamurocho, the biggest red-light district in Tokyo, Yakuza 6 is the ultimate iteration the game's blend of gritty crime story, hyper-explosive combat, and all the vices and distractions those locales have to offer.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
7.5
Tadpole Treble Encore 30.

Tadpole Treble Encore

Platform: Switch
January 21, 2021
Face the music in Tadpole Treble Encore, a charming, harmonious odyssey. The award-winning rhythm-based action game is coming to you! Featuring “some of the best video game music ever” according to Real Otaku Gamer, Tadpole Treble invites players to embark on a thrilling adventure through sheet music. Escape predatory piranhas, flirtatious admirers and more as you make your way back home. Or forge your own path—and songs—in the game’s extensive Composition Mode.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
7.8
Skul: The Hero Slayer 31.

Skul: The Hero Slayer

Platform: PC
January 21, 2021
The human race attacking the Demon King's castle is nothing new and has happened countless times before. What makes this time different though, is that the Adventurers decided to join forces with the Imperial Army and the 'Hero of Caerleon' to finally succeed in the total destruction of the Demon stronghold. All of the demons in the castle were taken prisoner except for one lone skeleton named 'Skul'. Skul is no ordinary skeleton. In addition to his formidable fighting skills, he can gain new and exciting abilities depending on which skull he's wearing.Use up to 2 skulls at a time, each of which has its own unique attack range, speed and power. So choose ones that match your playing style and switch them in the heat of battle to bring your enemies to their knees. The power is in your hands! Skul has crossed paths with a party of Adventurers! They are powerful foes that hunt Demons for sport. But while Skul may be small, he still packs quite a punch. So just see who really is the hunter and who is the hunted...
Metascore:
82
User Score:
7.3
Little Nightmares II 32.

Little Nightmares II

Platform: Switch
February 11, 2021
Little Nightmares II is a suspense-adventure game in which you play as Mono, a young boy trapped in a world that has been distorted by a mysterious transmission from a distant signal tower. With Six, the girl in a yellow raincoat, Mono sets out to discover the dark secrets of The Signal Tower and save Six from her terrible fate; but their journey will not be easy as Mono and Six will face an array of new threats from the terrible residents of this world. Will you dare face this collection of new, little nightmares? PLAY A DARK, THRILLING, SUSPENSE ADVENTURE: A host of brand-new residents lie in wait to haunt your steps and disturb your sleep. Outsmart the sadistic teacher, survive the bloodthirsty hunter and flee from many more terrifying characters, as Mono and Six journey through this world together. DISCOVER A FANTASTICAL WORLD CORRUPTED BY THE SIGNAL TOWER: Escape a world that’s rotten from the inside. Your journey will take you from creepy woodlands to sinister schools on your way to the dreadful Signal Tower. Find the source of the evil that spreads through the TV screens of the world. AWAKEN YOUR INNER CHILD TO SAVE SIX FROM THE DARKNESS: Six is fading from this world, and her only hope is to journey with Mono to find what has afflicted her from the Signal Tower. In this world of unknown terrors, you are her only beacon of hope. Can you gather up the courage to fend off your tormenters, and work with Six to make sense of The Signal Tower?
Metascore:
82
User Score:
7.9
Loop Hero 33.

Loop Hero

Platform: PC
March 4, 2021
The Lich has thrown the world into a timeless loop and plunged its inhabitants into never ending chaos. Wield an expanding deck of mystical cards to place enemies, buildings, and terrain along each unique expedition loop for the brave hero.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.2
SOLAS 128 34.

SOLAS 128

Platform: Switch
January 25, 2021
SOLAS 128 takes place within a neon clockwork mechanism that is under attack. A strange external force has taken over, leaving disarray in its wake. Players must carefully repair the machine by learning how it works, and solving over 150 interlocking screens of puzzles. At its heart, SOLAS 128 is a beam deflection game with a difference. Instead of light beams, the game is built around distinct pulses which move in perfect sync with the unique, neon-soaked synthwave soundtrack. Players will need to reflect, collide, merge, split, and filter these pulses to explore the strange space, and reconnect the pathways that have been destroyed. Soon puzzles will start to spill across multiple screens, and they’ll need to think big to orchestrate a solution for the game’s damaged clockwork.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
tbd
Little Nightmares II 35.

Little Nightmares II

Platform: PlayStation 4
February 11, 2021
Little Nightmares II is a suspense-adventure game in which you play as Mono, a young boy trapped in a world that has been distorted by a mysterious transmission from a distant signal tower. With Six, the girl in a yellow raincoat, Mono sets out to discover the dark secrets of The Signal Tower and save Six from her terrible fate; but their journey will not be easy as Mono and Six will face an array of new threats from the terrible residents of this world. Will you dare face this collection of new, little nightmares? PLAY A DARK, THRILLING, SUSPENSE ADVENTURE: A host of brand-new residents lie in wait to haunt your steps and disturb your sleep. Outsmart the sadistic teacher, survive the bloodthirsty hunter and flee from many more terrifying characters, as Mono and Six journey through this world together. DISCOVER A FANTASTICAL WORLD CORRUPTED BY THE SIGNAL TOWER: Escape a world that’s rotten from the inside. Your journey will take you from creepy woodlands to sinister schools on your way to the dreadful Signal Tower. Find the source of the evil that spreads through the TV screens of the world. AWAKEN YOUR INNER CHILD TO SAVE SIX FROM THE DARKNESS: Six is fading from this world, and her only hope is to journey with Mono to find what has afflicted her from the Signal Tower. In this world of unknown terrors, you are her only beacon of hope. Can you gather up the courage to fend off your tormenters, and work with Six to make sense of The Signal Tower?
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.6
Gnosia 36.

Gnosia

Platform: Switch
March 4, 2021
The Gnosia lie. Pretending to be human, they’ll get in close, trick and deceive, and then eliminate one victim at a time... The crew of a drifting spaceship, facing off against a mysterious and deadly threat known as the “Gnosia” and having no idea who among them is really the enemy, formulate a desperate plan for survival. The most suspicious among them will be put into “cold sleep” one by one, in an effort to rid the ship of Gnosia. Gnosia is a Sci-Fi Social Deduction RPG in which you will engage in discussion with a variety of unique characters, with the aim of identifying the Gnosia among the group. Players will have to use what information they can gather during the discussions to ascertain whom they think is Gnosia and then vote to put them into cold sleep. As you progress, your abilities will improve - but so will those of the crew. As the numbers of crew members, Gnosia, and various “roles” increase, it will become increasingly difficult to determine who is telling the truth. Work in collaboration with or against other crew members to ensure your survival until the end. ・Repeatedly play through “loops”, triggering special events to unravel mysteries in a uniquely original narrative. Certain events will unlock new commands for you to use during discussions. ・Step into a variety of roles to develop different character builds. Your stats will determine how effectively you can sway the group’s opinion or lie, and will also affect your likelihood of being selected for cold sleep. ・Engage with an engrossing and eclectic cast of characters and experience randomly triggered events, each one unique to its subject. Character events will reveal information about your crewmates in the form of special “Notes”.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.8
The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IV 37.

The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IV

Platform: Switch
April 9, 2021
The Erebonian Empire is on the brink of all out war! Taking place shortly after the ending of Trails of Cold Steel III, the heroes of Class VII find themselves against the full force of the Empire in an attempt to stop its path of total domination. Further, the hero of the Erebonian Civil War and Class VII's instructor, Rean Schwarzer, has gone missing. Now, the students of Class VII, old and new, must unite with heroes from all over the continent to create the only chance the world has to be spared from total destruction.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
tbd
The Life and Suffering of Sir Brante 38.

The Life and Suffering of Sir Brante

Platform: PC
March 4, 2021
A narrative-driven RPG set in a gritty world where a person's Lot is determined at birth, while the gods are real and preside over the fates of men. Set out on a lifelong journey and carve out your own destiny. Will you become a judge, an inquisitor, or conspire against the old order? You decide!
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.4
Cyber Shadow 39.

Cyber Shadow

Platform: Switch
January 26, 2021
The world has been taken over by synthetic lifeforms. A desperate plea for help sets Shadow on a journey to uncover what started the path to perpetual ruin. Slash through the techno hordes, leap past traps, and nimbly navigate the ruins of Mekacity. Only you can unlock the secrets to your clan's ancient powers in Cyber Shadow, the quintessential Ninja Action game.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.5
The Yakuza Remastered Collection 40.

The Yakuza Remastered Collection

Platform: Xbox One
January 28, 2021
Complete The Dragon of Dojima's Journey Celebrate Kazuma Kiryu's saga with the beautifully remastered Yakuza 3, 4, and 5. With restored content and updated localization in 1080p and 60fps, experience the complete Yakuza collection on one console for the first time in history.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.2
Cyber Shadow 41.

Cyber Shadow

Platform: PC
January 26, 2021
The world has been taken over by synthetic lifeforms. A desperate plea for help sets Shadow, the sole survivor of his clan, on one last mission to uncover what started the path to perpetual ruin.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.0
Everhood 42.

Everhood

Platform: Switch
March 4, 2021
An UNCONVENTIONAL ADVENTURE RPG that takes place in an inexpressible world filled with amusing musical battles and strange delightful encounters. To put it simply: You are in for a ride.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.0
Cyber Shadow 43.

Cyber Shadow

Platform: Xbox One
January 26, 2021
The world has been taken over by synthetic lifeforms. A desperate plea for help sets Shadow, the sole survivor of his clan, on one last mission to uncover what started the path to perpetual ruin.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.0
Littlewood 44.

Littlewood

Platform: Switch
February 25, 2021
The world has already been saved. Now it's time to rebuild your town, learn new hobbies, and forge lifelong friendships in this peaceful and relaxing RPG.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.5
Little Nightmares II 45.

Little Nightmares II

Platform: Xbox One
February 11, 2021
Little Nightmares II is a suspense-adventure game in which you play as Mono, a young boy trapped in a world that has been distorted by a mysterious transmission from a distant signal tower. With Six, the girl in a yellow raincoat, Mono sets out to discover the dark secrets of The Signal Tower and save Six from her terrible fate; but their journey will not be easy as Mono and Six will face an array of new threats from the terrible residents of this world. Will you dare face this collection of new, little nightmares? PLAY A DARK, THRILLING, SUSPENSE ADVENTURE: A host of brand-new residents lie in wait to haunt your steps and disturb your sleep. Outsmart the sadistic teacher, survive the bloodthirsty hunter and flee from many more terrifying characters, as Mono and Six journey through this world together. DISCOVER A FANTASTICAL WORLD CORRUPTED BY THE SIGNAL TOWER: Escape a world that’s rotten from the inside. Your journey will take you from creepy woodlands to sinister schools on your way to the dreadful Signal Tower. Find the source of the evil that spreads through the TV screens of the world. AWAKEN YOUR INNER CHILD TO SAVE SIX FROM THE DARKNESS: Six is fading from this world, and her only hope is to journey with Mono to find what has afflicted her from the Signal Tower. In this world of unknown terrors, you are her only beacon of hope. Can you gather up the courage to fend off your tormenters, and work with Six to make sense of The Signal Tower?
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.7
Signs of the Sojourner 46.

Signs of the Sojourner

Platform: Switch
March 18, 2021
Signs of the Sojourner is a narrative card game about relationships and communication. Encounters are conversations rather than combat. Your ability to navigate social situations and understand different perspectives is based on an expressive card game experience.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
tbd
Saviors of Sapphire Wings & Stranger of Sword City Revisited 47.

Saviors of Sapphire Wings & Stranger of Sword City Revisited

Platform: Switch
March 16, 2021
Discover a tale of war, darkness, and the power of bonds, coming to the West for the first time! The world is plunged into ruin after Ol=Ohma, the Overlord of Darkness defeats the Knights of the Round, the last bastion of defense for mankind. 100 years later, a fallen hero returns to life and must lead a new generation of heroes to defeat Ol=Ohma’s forces and restore light and hope to the world. Explore dungeons, use traps and combat prowess to defeat powerful monsters, and bond with your allies to unlock their true potential in this RPG gem. If you enjoyed your adventures in Saviors of Sapphire Wings, you can also dive into the world of Stranger of Sword City Revisited! Brimming with additional content such as expanded character creation options, in-game events, and new items and equipment, this remastered version of the original dungeon-crawling hit is bundled with Saviors of Sapphire Wings as a bonus game.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
tbd
Ys IX: Monstrum Nox 48.

Ys IX: Monstrum Nox

Platform: PlayStation 4
February 2, 2021
Renowned adventurer Adol “the Red” Christin and his companion Dogi arrive at Balduq, a city annexed by the Romun Empire, only for Adol to be detained before setting foot inside. While imprisoned, he meets a mysterious woman named Aprilis who turns him into a Monstrum, a being with supernatural Gifts and the power to exorcise monsters. Now, Adol must ally with his fellow Monstrums to fend off the fearsome threats emerging from a shadowy dimension called the Grimwald Nox, as well as unravel the mysteries of the Monstrum curse, and the truth behind the unrest within Balduq.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.5
Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy 49.

Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy

Platform: PlayStation 4
January 26, 2021
Ryza returns in the lead role, making her the first character in the history of the long-running Atelier franchise to take on the hero role in two successive entries. This all-new adventure, set three years after her heroic efforts in Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout. This dynamic sequel revolves around Ryza’s journey to the Royal Capital of Ashra-am Baird as she explores ancient ruins while seeking the truth behind the mystery of the lost legends.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.5
Pacer 50.

Pacer

Platform: Xbox One
February 4, 2021
Unique Storm Mode for single player and multiplayer: Life or death in a contracting field of play - the first ever Battle Royale arcade racer . Spectator Mode: Follow any pilot with Chase, Nose, Orbit or Environment cameras while displaying all race stats. Highly customizable: Craft, weapons and cosmetics. Replay Mode: For capturing and sharing amazing action clips and stills. Online Ranked Mode: Find out how your piloting skills rate against the best in the world. Online Tournament/Spectator Mode: For easy streaming and encouraging fun events at all levels. Campaign: Unlock team skins, as well as more challenging tracks and speed classes. Designers Republic partnership: Graphic designs that influenced a generation in games and music. OST and SFX: Created by Tim Wright aka CoLD SToRAGE. In-game VOIP, making in-game chat both easy and fun. Hosted servers: To level the online playing field and minimize the possibility of cheating.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
tbd
Neo Geo Pocket Color Selection Vol. 1 51.

Neo Geo Pocket Color Selection Vol. 1

Platform: Switch
March 17, 2021
Relive the 10 classic games that defined the NEOGEO POCKET COLOR! ■Four stellar games have been added to the six already on sale for a total of 10 amazing classics for you to enjoy! ■View 3D models of the games and their cartridges. Zoom in and take a look around! ■Of course, titles compatible with the NEOGEO POCKET can be displayed in monochrome mode! ■Take on a friend in either Tabletop or Handheld Modes! (Not available for some titles)
Metascore:
80
User Score:
tbd
Dandy Ace 52.

Dandy Ace

Platform: PC
March 25, 2021
Dandy Ace is an over the top fast-paced roguelike experience that follows a fabulous magician seeking to combine and use his magical cards while fighting and looting his way to defeat the Green-Eyed Illusionist, Lele, who has imprisoned him in a cursed mirror. While battling your way through Lele’s ever changing palace, combine different cards with more than a thousand possibilities, each with their own playstyles and powers. Every run provides new challenges and combinations for players to explore as they progress closer to Lele.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.2
Persona 5 Strikers 53.

Persona 5 Strikers

Platform: Switch
February 23, 2021
The sequel to the international smash-hit Persona 5 (3.2 million copies world-wide) is now available as the series' first action RPG! Featuring an all-new story set up half a year after the events of P5! Travel Japan! Following the events of P5, the Phantom Thieves of Hearts gather once more during their summer break to solve the mystery behind new change of heart cases that are occurring all over Japan! Persona 5 is now an action RPG! The new action battle system makes hitting enemy weak points to activate a 1 More or All-Out Attack, which fans have come to love, even easier! You can even use Baton Pass to play as other characters! In the newly introduced Jails, you can switch controls between characters at any time! Clear the game with style by using different characters in unique situations! New character! Who is this new mysterious girl you meet in the Shibuya of the other world? Find out as she fights alongside you as the newest member of the Phantom Thieves of Hearts!
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.8
Capcom Arcade Stadium 54.

Capcom Arcade Stadium

Platform: Switch
February 17, 2021
Relive the Capcom classics!1943 -The Battle of Midway-comes as a free download. Shooters, fighting, action—all your favorite genres in this exciting collection! Capcom Arcade Stadium brings back all the nostalgia of the arcade, while adding in new and exciting features you'll wish you had back then. Just Like the Good Old Days From 3D-rendered arcade cabinets to scanline filters, there's everything you need to recreate that arcade atmosphere. Fully customizable display settings let you craft your own personal experience and truly relive the glory days of arcade gaming. Brand New Ways to Play With gameplay rewind, speed adjustment, and the ability to save and load your game at any time, your old favorites will feel new all over again! Every game has online leaderboard rankings, so you can see where you stack up against players all over the world! Capcom Arcade Stadium, where retro appeal meets cutting-edge features for a fresh take on Capcom's classics!
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.3
DOOM Eternal: The Ancient Gods Part Two 55.

DOOM Eternal: The Ancient Gods Part Two

Platform: PC
March 18, 2021
Unite the Sentinel armies and take the war to the stronghold of the Dark Lord himself in one last effort to seal away evil once and for all. With the all-new Sentinel Hammer in hand, the Slayer will rip, tear and now smash every demon in his path across ancient Sentinel settlements, devastated Earth cities and beyond, tackling stronger new enemy variants as he nears his final battle. Everything you've fought for has led to this moment. Your war against Hell ends here.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
5.7
Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy 56.

Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy

Platform: Switch
January 26, 2021
Ryza returns in the lead role, making her the first character in the history of the long-running Atelier franchise to take on the hero role in two successive entries. This all-new adventure, set three years after her heroic efforts in Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout. This dynamic sequel revolves around Ryza’s journey to the Royal Capital of Ashra-am Baird as she explores ancient ruins while seeking the truth behind the mystery of the lost legends.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.6
Natsuki Chronicles 57.

Natsuki Chronicles

Platform: PlayStation 4
February 18, 2021
New dramatic horizontal shoot ’em up that takes place in the same setting as Ginga Force. An immersive story that follows protagonist Natsuki. Discover the story of her past as a rookie pilot up to present day with events that are parallel to those in Ginga Force.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
tbd
Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time 58.

Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time

Platform: Switch
March 12, 2021
It's About Time - for a brand-wumping new Crash Bandicoot game! Crash fourward into a time shattered adventure with your favorite marsupials. Neo Cortex and N. Tropy are back at it again and launching an all-out assault on not just this universe, but the entire multiverse! Crash and Coco are here to save the day by reuniting the four Quantum Masks and bending the rules of reality. New abilities? Check. More playable characters? Yep. Alternate dimensions? Obviously. Ridonkulous bosses? For sure. Same awesome sauce? You bet your sweet jorts. Wait, are they actually jorts? Not in this universe!
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.1
Ocean's Heart 59.

Ocean's Heart

Platform: PC
January 21, 2021
Ocean’s Heart is an epic top-down action RPG in which you explore a beautiful archipelago as a young woman named Tilia. Take on contracts to fight monsters, descend deep into ancient dungeons, defeat menacing foes, and unravel the mystery of Ocean’s Heart. All done in beautiful, bright pixel art.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
6.1
Kaze and the Wild Masks 60.

Kaze and the Wild Masks

Platform: Switch
March 26, 2021
Unleash the skills of the Wild Masks to get powers from the tiger, eagle, lizard and shark. Uncover the secrets of the Crystal Islands in 30+ levels with over 50 bonus levels. Relive your childhood memories of classic platformer with high quality frame by frame pixel art. Pave your way through a satisfyingly smooth, but challenging platformer.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
8.5
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World: The Game - Complete Edition 61.

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World: The Game - Complete Edition

Platform: Switch
January 14, 2021
Play as Scott Pilgrim, Ramona Flowers, Stephen Stills, Knives Chau, and more. Level up your characters and unique abilities as you fight your way through waves tough enemies. Team up with 3 of your friends locally or online, combine your skills in battle or compete with them in awesome mini-games to see who ends up on top! Can you defeat Ramona's League of Evil Exes as you try to win her heart? Epic battles with Lucas Lee, Gideon Graves, and more await Scott Pilgrim and his friends. Zombie hordes? Dodgeball? Battle Royale? Just a few of the things you'll find playing through this Complete Edition. Compete in sub-space mini-games, experience a killer soundtrack, and much more as you re-live the beloved story of Scott Pilgrim vs. the World.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
7.9
Kaze and the Wild Masks 62.

Kaze and the Wild Masks

Platform: PlayStation 4
March 26, 2021
Unleash the skills of the Wild Masks to get powers from the tiger, eagle, lizard and shark. Uncover the secrets of the Crystal Islands in 30+ levels with over 50 bonus levels. Relive your childhood memories of classic platformer with high quality frame by frame pixel art. Pave your way through a satisfyingly smooth, but challenging platformer.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
7.4
Olija 63.

Olija

Platform: PlayStation 4
January 28, 2021
Your PS4, a powerful gate to other worlds, will take you to Terraphage, a wild land filled with new challenges and ancient tales.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
tbd
Curse of the Dead Gods 64.

Curse of the Dead Gods

Platform: PC
February 23, 2021
You seek untold riches, eternal life, divine powers -- it leads to this accursed temple, a seemingly-infinite labyrinth of bottomless pits, deadly traps, and monsters. Your greed will lead you to death, but that is not an escape. Rise to fight again. Delve deeper again. Defy the malignant deities that linger in this place. Battle through hordes of enemies in dark, cavernous passages filled with traps and secrets of all sorts -- fire-spewing statues, explosives, hidden spikes, and worse. Collect mystical Relics and an arsenal of weapons to make yourself unstoppable. Corruption builds in you with every step -- encourage or ignore it, but each powerful curse can be a double-edged sword.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
7.9
Blizzard Arcade Collection 65.

Blizzard Arcade Collection

Platform: PC
February 19, 2021
Relive the Legacy: Experience a blast from Blizzard's past! The Blizzard® Arcade Collection brings three of our classic console games to modern platforms and new audiences. INCLUDED GAMES: • Blackthorne®: As mercenary captain Kyle Blackthorne, traverse an alien planet, liberate the Androthi people, and claim your destiny. • The Lost Vikings®: Help three Vikings—Erik, Baleog, and Olaf—overcome challenging platforms and puzzles to find their way back home. • Rock N Roll Racing®: Rock out in the raddest vehicular destruction derby this side of 1993. RNRR is back with original rock and metal soundtrack hits plus a few new surprises. LEVEL UP THE LEGACY: The Blizzard Arcade Collection contains two different Original Editions of each game plus a new Definitive Edition! • The Original Editions are the games as you remember them but with new quality of life improvements included—like the ability to set custom keybindings, rewind your gameplay up to 10 seconds, save and load your game as well as watch playthroughs of Blackthorne and The Lost Vikings (and then jump in to play at any point). Improvements may vary by game and game edition.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
tbd
Olija 66.

Olija

Platform: Xbox One
January 28, 2021
Olija is a game about Faraday's quest, a man shipwrecked then trapped in the mysterious country of Terraphage. Armed with a legendary harpoon, he and other castaways try to leave this hostile country to return to their homelands. Through adventurous exploration, narration and razor sharp combat, the player will discover a strange world and its inhabitants, including Olija, an enigmatic lady that Faraday finds himself bound to over time. Inspired by swashbuckling tales and cinematic adventure games, Olija is a story about facing the unknown in adversity.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
tbd
Before Your Eyes 67.

Before Your Eyes

Platform: PC
April 8, 2021
Embark on an emotional first-person narrative adventure where you control the story—and affect its outcomes—with your real-life blinks. With this innovative technique you will fully immerse yourself in a world of memories, both joyous and heartbreaking, as your whole life flashes before your eyes.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
tbd
Cyber Shadow 68.

Cyber Shadow

Platform: PlayStation 4
January 26, 2021
The world has been taken over by synthetic lifeforms. A desperate plea for help sets Shadow on a journey to uncover what started the path to perpetual ruin. Slash through the techno hordes, leap past traps, and nimbly navigate the ruins of Mekacity.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
7.1
SNK vs. Capcom: Match of the Millennium 69.

SNK vs. Capcom: Match of the Millennium

Platform: Switch
February 17, 2021
It's history in the making when 2 premiere arcade game giants settle the score. The greatest fighters of all time will be crowned when 18 of SNK's and Capcom's most popular characters collide. It's the best of both worlds: fighters, techniques and formats.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
8.3
Adios 70.

Adios

Platform: PC
March 16, 2021
You're a pig farmer in Kansas. It's October. Cold, crisp mornings are the norm, and you have decided that you're no longer okay with letting the mob use your pigs to dispose of bodies. When your old friend - a hitman - arrives with his assistant to deliver another body, you finally screw up the courage to tell them that you're done. Your friend doesn't want you to stop. He knows that there's no such thing as quitting, so he'll try to convince you that you're making a mistake. You spend the day together, doing chores and exploring the nooks and crannies of an authentic environment in the American Midwest alongside the man who will be forced to kill you, if he can't convince you to stay. How you respond will determine the rest of your life.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
tbd
Genesis Noir 71.

Genesis Noir

Platform: PC
March 26, 2021
A noir adventure spanning time and space. You play as No Man, a watch peddler caught in a love triangle with other cosmic beings, Miss Mass and Golden Boy. When your affair turns into a bitter confrontation, you will witness a gunshot fired by a jealous god—otherwise known as The Big Bang. Jump into the expanding universe and search for a way to prevent or destroy creation and save your love. A NON-TRADITIONAL POINT AND CLICK ADVENTURE With a focus on tactile puzzles and exploration, you’ll experiment with objects in small slivers of the universe to discover how they can be manipulated to progress your journey. Dial a rotary phone; destroy a civilization; plant a garden; improvise with a musician; create life—all in your search for a way to save Miss Mass. JUMP INTO THE EXPANDING UNIVERSE The Big Bang isn’t just the birth of creation as we know it, it's also a gun blast frozen in time, with the bullet speeding towards the love of your life. You’ll jump into pockets of time, explore moments throughout the lifespan of the universe, and search for a way to change the course of destiny. WITNESS THE BIRTH AND HISTORY OF MANKIND You’ll observe moments in the history of the universe, from the first microseconds of Life to trillions of years in the future. What will you learn about these new creations, in your search to destroy them?
Metascore:
78
User Score:
7.0
Curse of the Dead Gods 72.

Curse of the Dead Gods

Platform: PlayStation 4
February 23, 2021
You seek untold riches, eternal life, divine powers -- it leads to this accursed temple, a seemingly-infinite labyrinth of bottomless pits, deadly traps, and monsters. Your greed will lead you to death, but that is not an escape. Rise to fight again. Delve deeper again. Defy the malignant deities that linger in this place. Battle through hordes of enemies in dark, cavernous passages filled with traps and secrets of all sorts -- fire-spewing statues, explosives, hidden spikes, and worse. Collect mystical Relics and an arsenal of weapons to make yourself unstoppable. Corruption builds in you with every step -- encourage or ignore it, but each powerful curse can be a double-edged sword.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
7.4
Haven 73.

Haven

Platform: Switch
February 4, 2021
They escaped to a lost planet to be together. A RPG adventure about love and freedom. To play solo or co-op with a special someone. Yu and Kay have escaped to a forgotten planet. Play the two lovers settling in an unknown world. Survive together, glide over the plains, camp, restore the planet, fight if you have to. All that matters is to stay together.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
tbd
Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy 74.

Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy

Platform: PlayStation 5
January 26, 2021
Three years have passed since Ryza’s secret grand adventure on Kurken Island. Ryza, the only member of her group to remain on the island, receives a letter from her friend telling her about ruins that may be related to alchemy, along with a mysterious request involving a glowing stone. This inspires her to leave the island and venture out to the royal capital, Ashra-am Baird. However, Ryza is unaware that this will lead to the beginning of an imaginative new adventure involving a pursuit of the mysteries of the ruins surrounding the royal capital and a meeting with a strange creature that will change her life.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
7.5
Curse of the Dead Gods 75.

Curse of the Dead Gods

Platform: Switch
February 23, 2021
You seek untold riches, eternal life, divine powers -- it leads to this accursed temple, a seemingly-infinite labyrinth of bottomless pits, deadly traps, and monsters. Your greed will lead you to death, but that is not an escape. Rise to fight again. Delve deeper again. Defy the malignant deities that linger in this place. Battle through hordes of enemies in dark, cavernous passages filled with traps and secrets of all sorts -- fire-spewing statues, explosives, hidden spikes, and worse. Collect mystical Relics and an arsenal of weapons to make yourself unstoppable. Corruption builds in you with every step -- encourage or ignore it, but each powerful curse can be a double-edged sword.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
7.9
Samurai Shodown 76.

Samurai Shodown

Platform: Xbox Series X
March 16, 2021
SAMURAI SHODOWN has enjoyed worldwide success as a blade-wielding fighting game series since its first release in 1993. 11 years have passed since the last series installment, and it is now time for SAMURAI SHODOWN to return in a brand-new game featuring high-end visuals and gameplay! Faithfully reproducing the game mechanics and atmosphere that contributed to the success of the series, SAMURAI SHODOWN includes a revolutionary feature that learns from players game actions and patterns in order to create CPU-controlled "ghost" characters. With a story set one year before the very first installment, a diverse cast of returning and new characters cross paths in order to fulfill their destinies! * SAMURAI SHODOWN is faithful to the series' roots by delivering the same tense and exhilarating battles that it has always been known for. * Using the power of UNREAL® ENGINE 4 the series is able to achieve a level of detail and graphical quality like never before. * Using revolutionary Deep Learning AI, the game will learn from player tactics and create Ghost characters which players around the globe can share and fight against.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
tbd
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World: The Game - Complete Edition 77.

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World: The Game - Complete Edition

Platform: Xbox One
January 14, 2021
Play as Scott Pilgrim, Ramona Flowers, Stephen Stills, Knives Chau, and more. Level up your characters and unique abilities as you fight your way through waves tough enemies. Team up with 3 of your friends locally or online, combine your skills in battle or compete with them in awesome mini-games to see who ends up on top! Can you defeat Ramona's League of Evil Exes as you try to win her heart? Epic battles with Lucas Lee, Gideon Graves, and more await Scott Pilgrim and his friends. Zombie hordes? Dodgeball? Battle Royale? Just a few of the things you'll find playing through this Complete Edition. Compete in sub-space mini-games, experience a killer soundtrack, and much more as you re-live the beloved story of Scott Pilgrim vs. the World.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
7.8
TOHU 78.

TOHU

Platform: PC
January 28, 2021
Experience a brand new adventure game set amongst a world of weird and wonderful fish planets. Explore beautiful environments, solve intricate puzzles and discover the truth about a mysterious little girl and her mechanical alter-ego, Cubus.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
tbd
Olija 79.

Olija

Platform: Switch
January 28, 2021
Olija is a game about Faraday's quest, a man shipwrecked then trapped in the mysterious country of Terraphage. Armed with a legendary harpoon, he and other castaways try to leave this hostile country to return to their homelands. Through adventurous exploration, narration and razor sharp combat, the player will discover a strange world and its inhabitants, including Olija, an enigmatic lady that Faraday finds himself bound to over time. Inspired by swashbuckling tales and cinematic adventure games, Olija is a story about facing the unknown in adversity. - Explore a mysterious and handcrafted world inspired by sailor's legends and Asian fantasy. - Wield the Harpoon of legend and rethink movement through platforming, puzzle and combat. - Rescue fellow castaways and meet curious characters to learn more about Terraphage and the enigmatic Olija. - Beautiful melancholic soundtrack inspired by Flamenco, lo-fi and traditional Japanese music. - Craft magic hats!
Metascore:
77
User Score:
tbd
Lost Words: Beyond the Page 80.

Lost Words: Beyond the Page

Platform: PlayStation 4
April 6, 2021
An atmospheric narrative adventure written by Rhianna Pratchett. Set between the pages of a diary and a fantasy story where you run on words and use them to interact with the world around you.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
tbd
Lost Words: Beyond the Page 81.

Lost Words: Beyond the Page

Platform: Switch
April 6, 2021
An atmospheric narrative adventure written by Rhianna Pratchett. Set between the pages of a diary and a fantasy story where you run on words and use them to interact with the world around you.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
tbd
Cyber Shadow 82.

Cyber Shadow

Platform: PlayStation 5
January 26, 2021
The world has been taken over by synthetic lifeforms. A desperate plea for help sets Shadow on a journey to uncover what started the path to perpetual ruin. Slash through the techno hordes, leap past traps, and nimbly navigate the ruins of Mekacity.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
6.7
Olija 83.

Olija

Platform: PC
January 28, 2021
Olija is a game about Faraday's quest, a man shipwrecked then trapped in the mysterious country of Terraphage. Armed with a legendary harpoon, he and other castaways try to leave this hostile country to return to their homelands.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
6.0
Narita Boy 84.

Narita Boy

Platform: PlayStation 4
March 30, 2021
Become symphonic in Narita Boy! A radical action-adventure as a legendary pixel hero trapped as a mere echo within the Digital Kingdom. Discover the mysteries behind the Techno-sword, lock swords with the corrupt and tainted Stallions. Save the world!
Metascore:
77
User Score:
6.6
Heaven's Vault 85.

Heaven's Vault

Platform: Switch
January 28, 2021
Aliya Elasra is an archaeologist, exploring a strange region of space called the Nebula with her robot sidekick Six, hoping to uncover the secrets of the long-forgotten past. When a roboticist from the University of Iox goes missing, Aliya begins a trail of discoveries that will lead to the very edge of her world - and the ancient secret of Heaven's Vault. Heaven's Vault is not your usual linear adventure game. Progress through the game in any order you choose - the game's fully adaptive narrative remembers every choice you make, every discovery and every action you take, influencing what happens next. Meet a diverse cast of characters who remember everything you say, and who's attitude to you will change with how you act. Some are friendly, some are cautious, and some are out to trick you. Who will you trust? What will you find? What will you learn? What will you risk? What will you lose?
Metascore:
77
User Score:
tbd
Evil Genius 2: World Domination 86.

Evil Genius 2: World Domination

Platform: PC
March 30, 2021
A satirical spy-fi lair builder where YOU are the criminal mastermind! Construct your base, train your minions, defend your operations from the Forces of Justice, and achieve global domination.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
5.9
DOOM Eternal: The Ancient Gods Part Two 87.

DOOM Eternal: The Ancient Gods Part Two

Platform: Xbox One
March 18, 2021
Unite the Sentinel armies and take the war to the stronghold of the Dark Lord himself in one last effort to seal away evil once and for all. With the all-new Sentinel Hammer in hand, the Slayer will rip, tear and now smash every demon in his path across ancient Sentinel settlements, devastated Earth cities and beyond, tackling stronger new enemy variants as he nears his final battle. Everything you've fought for has led to this moment. Your war against Hell ends here.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
7.2
Rogue Heroes: Ruins of Tasos 88.

Rogue Heroes: Ruins of Tasos

Platform: Switch
February 23, 2021
A dark evil stirs beneath the once peaceful land of Tasos Deep within the four Great Dungeons, the ancient seals that hold the Titans at bay are gravely weakened and their minions have unleashed terror upon the world. The Goddesses who forged the seals long ago have made a desperate plea for a band of heroes to come forth and save the people from a terrible fate Rogue Heroes is a 1-4 player classic adventure game with modern rogue-lite elements. Team up with friends to combat procedural dungeons, explore an expansive overworld full of secrets and take down the Titans to save Tasos!
Metascore:
77
User Score:
8.3
Astrologaster 89.

Astrologaster

Platform: Switch
February 18, 2021
Play as ‘Doctor’ Simon Forman - unlicensed medical professional and astrologer - and help him win a medical licence. Astrologaster is a narrative-based comedy game. Explore Forman’s life, his work, and his relationships with his clients. Make story choices by performing astrological readings. Choose strategically or make decisions just for fun - but be aware that your choices will have consequences (and unpredictable side effects!) 13 clients come to see you 5-7 times seeking advice for personal, professional and medical problems. By examining the stars in the sky, you diagnose and determine answers for your clients’ problems. As well as affecting the storyline, these choices will alter your clients’ satisfaction levels. Satisfied clients will write you letters of recommendation, and with enough of these letters you can obtain a medical licence from the University of Cambridge. So-called “real” (licensed) doctors call Forman a quack and fraud. Help Forman prove these medical establishment elitists wrong!
Metascore:
77
User Score:
tbd
Bonkies 90.

Bonkies

Platform: PlayStation 4
January 29, 2021
Bonkies is a jolly, couch co-op party game with a pinch of construction building! Gather your prime mates, equip your banana-fuelled jetpack and robo-arm, and raise wacky buildings all over the cosmos for the glory of apekind! Become the CHIMPion of space construction.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
tbd
Bravely Default II 91.

Bravely Default II

Platform: Switch
February 26, 2021
Step into a brand-new world with four brand-new heroes. A new world, a new story, and all-new Heroes of Light await in an original RPG experience arriving on the Nintendo Switch system in 2020! This successor to the original Bravely Default game comes from the team that brought you the Bravely series and Octopath Traveler, and features music from Revo (Sound Horizon/Linked Horizon), acclaimed composer of the Bravely Default soundtrack. * Brand-new entry in Square Enix's Bravely Series * Travel the world in search of the four Crystals with the latest incarnation of the brave band known as the Heroes of Light * Latest creation from Team Asano, creators of the Bravely series and Octopath Traveler * New world filled with new characters, but with the atmosphere and excitement the Bravely series is known for
Metascore:
76
User Score:
8.2
Cozy Grove 92.

Cozy Grove

Platform: Switch
April 8, 2021
Welcome to Cozy Grove, a life-sim game about camping on a haunted, ever-changing island. As a Spirit Scout, you'll wander the island's forest each day, finding new hidden secrets and helping soothe the local ghosts. With a little time and a lot of crafting, you'll bring color and joy back to Cozy Grove! Features: * Beautiful, dynamic, hand-drawn landscapes that come alive when you help a spirit in need. * Dozens of memorable characters and spirits for you to find and befriend. Each spirit has a unique, extensive story for you to unravel over time. * Collect spirit animals, craft decorations, go fishing and more! * 40+ hour campaign filled with side quests, designed to span months of playtime.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
tbd
Hero-U: Rogue to Redemption 93.

Hero-U: Rogue to Redemption

Platform: Switch
February 9, 2021
Hero-U: Rogue to Redemption is an epic - and humorous - fantasy adventure and role-playing game in which you take on the role of Shawn O'Conner, a young man striving to become a hero as well as a rogue. Hero-U: Rogue to Redemption is the work of Lori Ann Cole and Corey Cole, creators of Quest for Glory, Shannara, Castle of Dr. Brain, and Mixed-Up Fairy Tales. Although Hero-U is not a direct sequel to the Quest for Glory games, it features the same mix of adventure, role-playing, humor, and immersive storytelling that we introduced in that series. Shawn can become the Rogue of the Year while exploring a mysterious castle, making friends and enemies, fighting deadly foes, and uncovering the secrets of his own hidden past. Meanwhile players will enjoy the rich and humorous dialogue and descriptions as they guide Shawn through his adventures. During the day, Shawn attends classes at the University, practices his skills, and tries to make friends with other students. At night, it's time to pull out weapons, armor, and traps to explore the abandoned wine cellars, stunning sea caves, creepy catacombs, and deadly dungeon beneath Hero-U. Most combat is optional for those who prefer a pure adventure game, but there are ample rewards for those who choose to valorously fight the creatures that threaten the school and all of Sardonia.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
tbd
Persona 5 Strikers 94.

Persona 5 Strikers

Platform: PC
February 23, 2021
The sequel to the international smash-hit Persona 5 (3.2 million copies world-wide) is now available as the series' first action RPG! Featuring an all-new story set up half a year after the events of P5! Travel Japan! Following the events of P5, the Phantom Thieves of Hearts gather once more during their summer break to solve the mystery behind new change of heart cases that are occurring all over Japan! Persona 5 is now an action RPG! The new action battle system makes hitting enemy weak points to activate a 1 More or All-Out Attack, which fans have come to love, even easier! You can even use Baton Pass to play as other characters! In the newly introduced Jails, you can switch controls between characters at any time! Clear the game with style by using different characters in unique situations! New character! Who is this new mysterious girl you meet in the Shibuya of the other world? Find out as she fights alongside you as the newest member of the Phantom Thieves of Hearts!
Metascore:
76
User Score:
6.6
The Outer Worlds: Murder on Eridanos 95.

The Outer Worlds: Murder on Eridanos

Platform: PC
March 17, 2021
The second and final expansion to the sci-fi role-playing game. The core of Murder on Eridanos is to solve a crime… and murder is just the beginning of what you will find. You will have to interrogate witnesses, learn about potential alibis, and argue who you believe is responsible. This also leads to some entertaining outcomes as it is up to you to decide what to do. Do you falsely accuse an innocent spectator? Do you present a poor case with lack of evidence? How will others respond? What happens if you try to convince people that you somehow are responsible for the murder? Yes, even that is possible. [Obsidian]
Metascore:
76
User Score:
7.3
Room to Grow 96.

Room to Grow

Platform: PC
February 25, 2021
Tackle thorny problems in this plant pushing puzzle game. Learn to maneuver like a cactus as you grow your way back to the desert!
Metascore:
76
User Score:
tbd
The Sinking City 97.

The Sinking City

Platform: PlayStation 5
February 19, 2021
The Sinking City is an action/investigation game set in an open world inspired by the universe of H.P. Lovecraft. In this new type of adventure, you take on the role of Charles W. Reed, an investigator in the 1920s United States. No sooner have you arrived in Oakmont, Massachusetts, than you are led to investigate a mysterious flood inundating the city, in the hopes of shedding light on the darkness that has seized the place and corrupted the minds of the inhabitants - and yours... * An oppressive atmosphere and story inspired by the universe of H.P. Lovecraft. * A vast open world that can be explored on foot, by boat, in a diving suit * High replay value thanks to an open investigation system: each case can be solved in a number of ways, with different possible endings depending on your actions. * An arsenal of weapons from the 1920s with which to take on nightmarish creatures. * Manage your mental health to untangle the truth behind the madness.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
6.1
Lost Words: Beyond the Page 98.

Lost Words: Beyond the Page

Platform: PC
April 6, 2021
Interact with the words inscribed in the pages of a young girl’s diary to solve challenging puzzles, tackle unique platforming segments and discover an emotional tale set across the vibrant world of Estoria in Lost Words: Beyond the Page.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
tbd
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World: The Game - Complete Edition 99.

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World: The Game - Complete Edition

Platform: PlayStation 4
January 14, 2021
Play as Scott Pilgrim, Ramona Flowers, Stephen Stills, Knives Chau, and more. Level up your characters and unique abilities as you fight your way through waves tough enemies. Team up with 3 of your friends locally or online, combine your skills in battle or compete with them in awesome mini-games to see who ends up on top! Can you defeat Ramona's League of Evil Exes as you try to win her heart? Epic battles with Lucas Lee, Gideon Graves, and more await Scott Pilgrim and his friends. Zombie hordes? Dodgeball? Battle Royale? Just a few of the things you'll find playing through this Complete Edition. Compete in sub-space mini-games, experience a killer soundtrack, and much more as you re-live the beloved story of Scott Pilgrim vs. the World.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
6.2
Pumpkin Jack 100.

Pumpkin Jack

Platform: PlayStation 4
February 24, 2021
Pumpkin Jack is a Spooky Scary 3D platformer in which you embody Jack, the Mythical Pumpkin Lord! Dive into an Epic Adventure through otherworldly landscapes and help the Evil annihilate the Good!
Metascore:
75
User Score:
7.1

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    Fantasian

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    • User Score: 9.5
    • Platform: iOS
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  3. 83

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    • Release Date: Apr 9, 2021
    • User Score: tbd
    • Platform: PC
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    • Rating: T
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    • Platform: Switch
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    Lost Words: Beyond the Page

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    Totally Reliable Delivery Service

  2. 72

    Oddworld: Soulstorm

  3. 73

    Say No! More

    • Release Date: Apr 9, 2021
    • User Score: tbd
    • Platform: Switch
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    What Comes After

    • Release Date: Apr 1, 2021
    • Platform: Switch
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