Game Releases by Score


The House in Fata Morgana - Dreams of the Revenants Edition - 1.

The House in Fata Morgana - Dreams of the Revenants Edition -

Platform: Switch
April 9, 2021
A gothic suspense tale set in a cursed mansion. ‘The House in Fata Morgana’ is a full-length visual novel spanning nearly a millennium that deals in tragedy, human nature, and insanity. This version includes three games and more: 1: The House in Fata Morgana: the main storyline. 2: A Requiem for Innocence: a prequel shedding light on the origins of Fata Morgana’s terrible curse. 3: Reincarnation: a sequel featuring the central cast members reincarnated in the present day. *The part including voices 4: Other additional short stories.
Metascore:
98
User Score:
8.3
Disco Elysium: The Final Cut 2.

Disco Elysium: The Final Cut

Platform: PC
March 30, 2021
Disco Elysium - The Final Cut is the definitive edition of the smash-hit RPG. Pursue your political dreams in new quests, meet and question more of the city's locals, and explore a whole extra area. Full voice-acting, controller support, and expanded language options also included. Get even more out of this award-winning open world. You're a detective with a unique skill system at your disposal and a whole city block to carve your path across. Interrogate unforgettable characters, crack murders, or take bribes. Become a hero or an absolute disaster of a human being.
Metascore:
96
User Score:
8.3
Mass Effect Legendary Edition 3.

Mass Effect Legendary Edition

Platform: Xbox One
May 14, 2021
For many months now, our team at BioWare has been hard at work updating the textures, shaders, models, effects and technical features of three enormous games. Our goal was not to remake or reimagine the original games, but to modernize the experience so that fans and new players can experience the original work in its best possible form. It's been amazing to see the adventures of Commander Shepard take on new life in super-sharp resolution, faster framerates, and beautiful visual enhancements. Mass Effect Legendary Edition will include single-player base content and DLC from Mass Effect, Mass Effect 2, and Mass Effect 3, plus promo weapons, armors, and packs - all remastered and optimized for 4k Ultra HD. It will be available in Spring 2021 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC, with forward compatibility and targeted enhancements on Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5.
Metascore:
90
User Score:
6.3
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2 4.

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:
90
User Score:
7.4
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:
8.6
Fez 6.

Fez

Platform: Switch
April 14, 2021
Gomez is a 2D man on a voyage of discovery into the mysterious 3rd dimension. Change your perspective and look at the world in a different way.
Metascore:
89
User Score:
6.8
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:
89
User Score:
5.6
Chicory: A Colorful Tale 8.

Chicory: A Colorful Tale

Platform: PC
June 10, 2021
Something terrible happened. Chicory, superstar artist and wielder of the Brush, is missing, and all the color in the land vanished with her. It's up to you, Chicory's number one fan, to pick up the Brush and fill in for her. It's a big job but you're ready for it! Probably! Chicory: A Colorful Tale is a top-down adventure game in a coloring book world where you can draw on anything. Use your painting powers to explore new places, solve puzzles, help your friends, and change the world!
Metascore:
89
User Score:
7.9
It Takes Two 9.

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:
89
User Score:
9.0
Disco Elysium: The Final Cut 10.

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:
7.4
Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart 11.

Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart

Platform: PlayStation 5
June 11, 2021
Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart is an intergalactic adventure from Insomniac Games that showcases what’s possible for games designed around PS5’s SSD and DualSense wireless controller. Players seamlessly travel through different dimensions in mid-gameplay. The DualSense wireless controller brings combat to life, with haptic feedback and the adaptive triggers adding powerful sensations that increase immersion in combat.
Metascore:
88
User Score:
9.2
It Takes Two 12.

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:
9.3
Chicory: A Colorful Tale 13.

Chicory: A Colorful Tale

Platform: PlayStation 5
June 10, 2021
A Painting Adventure: You're a dog wielding a magic paintbrush! Use the power of art to explore, solve puzzles, help your animal friends and restore color to the world in this top-down adventure game. Explore the Picnic Province, and draw on anything! Manipulate the environment with your paint and solve puzzles! Unlock new paint abilities and use them to reach new places! Local co-op! Play with your friends and paint together! Along the way you'll meet many characters and make friends. Collect clothes, furniture and brush styles to unleash your creativity and dress yourself and the world as you see fit!
Metascore:
88
User Score:
5.3
Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade 14.

Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade

Platform: PlayStation 5
June 10, 2021
FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE expands upon and reimagines the spectacular world of the original PlayStation game. It covers up through the escape from Midgar and is the first game in the FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE project. INTERGRADE is a bundle that includes both REMAKE and the new episode featuring Yuffie. In her episode, play as the spirited ninja after she arrives in Midgar. There, she and another Wutaian operative are to rendezvous with Avalanche HQ, infiltrate the Shinra Building, and steal the conglomerate's most powerful materia. FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE INTERGRADE takes advantage of the latest generation hardware and includes a wealth of graphical, gameplay and system enhancements for the PS5: Immerse yourself in the city of Midgar like never before, with improved textures, lighting, and background environments. Players can switch between two game modes: "Graphics Mode" prioritizes 4K high-resolution graphics "Performance Mode" prioritizes smooth action at 60 frames per second Capture and share your memorable moments from the game with a fully customizable “Photo Mode” Enjoy immersive battles by using the DualSense wireless controller, with its haptic feedback integration, and enjoy dynamic bike racing with its adaptive triggers. New difficulty settings for ‘Classic Mode’ provide new ways to play Jump into the action faster with optimized loading times
Metascore:
88
User Score:
8.6
It Takes Two 15.

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:
88
User Score:
9.0
Monster Hunter Rise 16.

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:
9.1
Guilty Gear -Strive- 17.

Guilty Gear -Strive-

Platform: PlayStation 5
June 8, 2021
“Guilty Gear -Strive-“ is the latest entry in the Guilty Gear fighting game franchise. Created by Daisuke Ishiwatari and developed by Arc System Works, “Guilty Gear -Strive-“ upholds the series’ reputation for groundbreaking hybrid 2D/3D cell-shaded graphics and intense, rewarding gameplay. There is a fully voiced story mode diving deep into the Guilty Gear universe, new characters joining fan favorites, and robust rollback net code. The cutting-edge 2D/3D hybrid graphics pioneered in the Guilty Gear series have been raised to the next level in “Guilty Gear -Strive-“. The new artistic direction and improve character animations will go beyond anything you’ve seen before in a fighting game!
Metascore:
88
User Score:
8.7
Sumire 18.

Sumire

Platform: Switch
May 27, 2021
One Day, One Life. Embark on a mysterious journey to help Sumire achieve her deepest wishes, before the day ends and the sky turns to twilight. Sumire is an indie narrative adventure, featuring a one-day journey through a picturesque Japanese village. In this enchanted place, a disenchanted girl named Sumire meets a mischievous spirit who makes her a deal to fulfill her most desired wish. But in order to see this wish come true, she must complete a series of tasks in return, before night falls and this special day reaches its end.
Metascore:
87
User Score:
8.0
Yakuza 6: The Song of Life 19.

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:
7.8
There is no game : Wrong dimension 20.

There is no game : Wrong dimension

Platform: Switch
April 14, 2021
There is no game. So don't go messing things up by clicking everywhere. You don’t want to be kicked out of your video game world, do you? Of course not! "There Is No Game: Wrong Dimension" is a Point&Click comedy adventure (and Point&Click only!) that will take you on a journey you never asked to go on, through silly and unexpected video game universes. Will you be able to play along with the "Game" to find your way home? We sincerely think NOT.
Metascore:
87
User Score:
8.8
Mass Effect Legendary Edition 21.

Mass Effect Legendary Edition

Platform: PlayStation 4
May 14, 2021
For many months now, our team at BioWare has been hard at work updating the textures, shaders, models, effects and technical features of three enormous games. Our goal was not to remake or reimagine the original games, but to modernize the experience so that fans and new players can experience the original work in its best possible form. It's been amazing to see the adventures of Commander Shepard take on new life in super-sharp resolution, faster framerates, and beautiful visual enhancements. Mass Effect Legendary Edition includes single-player base content and DLC from Mass Effect, Mass Effect 2, and Mass Effect 3, plus promo weapons, armors, and packs - all remastered and optimized for 4k Ultra HD. It will be available in Spring 2021 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC, with forward compatibility and targeted enhancements on Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
5.0
Disco Elysium: The Final Cut 22.

Disco Elysium: The Final Cut

Platform: PlayStation 4
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:
86
User Score:
7.4
Returnal 23.

Returnal

Platform: PlayStation 5
April 30, 2021
Returnal transforms roguelike gameplay into a third-person shooter where players fight to survive a hostile planet that changes with every death. Players can switch instinctively between firing modes by using a single adaptive trigger and can get right back into the action after dying. PS5’s immersive 3D audio brings the alien world to life around the player, helping players navigate the intense positional combat.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
7.3
Overboard! 24.

Overboard!

Platform: Switch
June 2, 2021
GET AWAY WITH MURDER. Highly replayable detective game where you're the one whodunnit. From the creators of 80 Days and Heaven's Vault. JULY, 1935. A MURDER HAS BEEN COMMITTED aboard the SS Hook, eight hours out from New York. Only one problem: you did it. Can you get away with murder? GAMEPLAY Blackmail a spy. Fall in love. Murder a rival. Cheat at cards. Drug a witness. Lie, befriend, betray, console, sneak, seduce, steal, borrow, pray, eavesdrop, kill... There are clues, evidence, suspects, accusations, secrets and lies. You’ll need all your cunning, coercion and charisma to ensure that someone else takes the fall.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
tbd
Mass Effect Legendary Edition 25.

Mass Effect Legendary Edition

Platform: PC
May 14, 2021
For many months now, our team at BioWare has been hard at work updating the textures, shaders, models, effects and technical features of three enormous games. Our goal was not to remake or reimagine the original games, but to modernize the experience so that fans and new players can experience the original work in its best possible form. It's been amazing to see the adventures of Commander Shepard take on new life in super-sharp resolution, faster framerates, and beautiful visual enhancements. Mass Effect Legendary Edition will include single-player base content and DLC from Mass Effect, Mass Effect 2, and Mass Effect 3, plus promo weapons, armors, and packs - all remastered and optimized for 4k Ultra HD. It will be available in Spring 2021 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC, with forward compatibility and targeted enhancements on Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
4.9
Metro Exodus: Complete Edition 26.

Metro Exodus: Complete Edition

Platform: PC
May 6, 2021
For PC players, we’re taking advantage of our new Fully Ray Traced Lighting Pipeline and the latest GPU-capable hardware from NVIDIA and AMD to offer the ultimate Ray Traced experience – the Metro Exodus PC Enhanced Edition. This upgrade is so extensive, it will require a Ray Tracing capable GPU as the minimum spec, and we will need to deliver this version as a separate product – it is not a simple ‘patch’ to the base game – instead it will be offered as an extra entitlement to all existing Metro Exodus PC players.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.3
Chivalry II 27.

Chivalry II

Platform: PlayStation 5
April 23, 2021
Chivalry 2 is a multiplayer first person slasher inspired by epic medieval movie battles. Players are thrust into the action of every iconic moment of the era - from the thunder of cavalry charges, to storms of flaming arrows, sprawling castle sieges and more. Catapults tear the earth apart as players lay siege to castles, set fire to villages and slaughter filthy peasants in the return of grand Team Objective maps. Ride to war on horseback and claim glory by your blade. Are ye a heroic warrior, or a blood-soaked murderer? Keep fighting and gurgling out battlecries even when wounded, bleeding out and missing limbs. Enhanced player expression brings thousands of hilarious new voice-lines and deep character customization. A revamped, faster and more fluid combat system offers an expanded range of creative choices, allowing players to perfect their playstyle. Immersive sound and effects ensure every blow lands with the sickening thud of steel sinking into bone.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
7.0
Judgment 28.

Judgment

Platform: Xbox Series X
April 23, 2021
From the makers of the acclaimed Yakuza series, Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio, Judgment is the dramatic tale of a disgraced lawyer seeking redemption in a world rife with corruption and despair. Investigate the seedy Red Light District of Kamurocho by stepping into the mind of private detective Takayuki Yagami and utilize innovative investigation systems to uncover the secrets that lie deep within Kamurocho's corrupt underbelly. Experience visceral combat with two unique combat styles. Take down groups of thugs with sweeping blows in Crane Style, then switch to Tiger to overwhelm a single foe with a series of powerful strikes. Practice mixing-and-matching styles in combat in conjunction with a wide variety of skills, weapons, and powerful (and hilarious) EX Actions to unlock a whole new dimension in combat.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
9.0
Subnautica: Below Zero 29.

Subnautica: Below Zero

Platform: Xbox Series X
May 14, 2021
Below Zero is an underwater adventure game set on an alien ocean world. It is a new chapter in the Subnautica universe and developed by Unknown Worlds. Return to planet 4546B. Dive into a freezing underwater adventure. Below Zero is set in an arctic region of planet 4546B. As a scientist posted to a research station on the planet's surface, you are tasked with studying alien artifacts... The Vesper space station orbits high above you, sending supplies, instructions, and receiving samples you launch from the surface.When disaster strikes the research station, you must improvise to survive: Construct habitats, scavenge for resources, hunt for food, and craft equipment.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.6
Resident Evil Village 30.

Resident Evil Village

Platform: PlayStation 5
May 7, 2021
The next generation of survival horror rises in the form of Resident Evil Village, the eighth major entry in the Resident Evil series. With ultra-realistic graphics powered by the RE Engine, fight for survival as danger lurks around every corner. Years after the tragic events of Resident Evil 7 biohazard, Ethan Winters has started over with his wife Mia, finally living in peace and putting the past behind them. However, Chris Redfield, the legendary hero from previous Resident Evil games, suddenly disrupts their life, throwing a devastated Ethan into a new and twisted nightmare in search of answers.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.5
Knockout City 31.

Knockout City

Platform: Switch
May 21, 2021
Rule the city through lightning-fast multiplayer matches featuring mind-blowing dodgeball mechanics. Increase your attack by passing to power up dodgeballs, targeting your opponents with a variety of specialized balls, or “balling up” at any time to get thrown by teammates. Assemble an All-Star dodgeball Crew with your friends for multiplayer matches in a seamless cross-play experience! Together, knock out opponents in 3v3, 4v4, or free-for-all matches. Pass, throw, and strategize to dominate as a team and unlock distinctive, Crew-only rewards. [Electronic Arts]
Metascore:
84
User Score:
6.7
The Darkside Detective: A Fumble in the Dark 32.

The Darkside Detective: A Fumble in the Dark

Platform: PC
April 15, 2021
Delouse your room with sage and pack up your travel-sized ouija board, it’s time to re-enter Twin Lakes - America’s 34th most haunted city. Join Detective McQueen as he puzzles his way through 6 chilling cases, risking life and pixelated limb to solve the macabre mysteries that plague the poor town.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
7.7
Guilty Gear -Strive- 33.

Guilty Gear -Strive-

Platform: PlayStation 4
June 8, 2021
“Guilty Gear -Strive-“ is the latest entry in the Guilty Gear fighting game franchise. Created by Daisuke Ishiwatari and developed by Arc System Works, “Guilty Gear -Strive-“ upholds the series’ reputation for groundbreaking hybrid 2D/3D cell-shaded graphics and intense, rewarding gameplay. There is a fully voiced story mode diving deep into the Guilty Gear universe, new characters joining fan favorites, and robust rollback net code. The cutting-edge 2D/3D hybrid graphics pioneered in the Guilty Gear series have been raised to the next level in “Guilty Gear -Strive-“. The new artistic direction and improve character animations will go beyond anything you’ve seen before in a fighting game! ◆New Revolution in Fighting Games! Guilty Gear -Strive- brings a number of new and innovative game play mechanics designed to allow players new to the series to quickly learn the fundamentals while maintaining the deep, creative gameplay Guilty Gear is praised for. New additions to the series such as a wall-breaking mechanic will allow for new and exciting approaches to battle. ◆The fate of the universe will be determined… The story of Guilty Gear, spanning over 20 years, will finally come to a conclusion in “Guilty Gear -Strive-“. The trials and tribulations of the series’ heroes and villains will finally be resolved. Discover the astonishing truth awaiting at the end of all things.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
7.2
Resident Evil Village 34.

Resident Evil Village

Platform: PC
May 7, 2021
The next generation of survival horror rises in the form of Resident Evil Village, the eighth major entry in the Resident Evil series. With ultra-realistic graphics powered by the RE Engine, fight for survival as danger lurks around every corner. Years after the tragic events of Resident Evil 7 biohazard, Ethan Winters has started over with his wife Mia, finally living in peace and putting the past behind them. However, Chris Redfield, the legendary hero from previous Resident Evil games, suddenly disrupts their life, throwing a devastated Ethan into a new and twisted nightmare in search of answers.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.6
NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139... 35.

NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139...

Platform: Xbox One
April 23, 2021
Get ready to experience where the NieR series all began - NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139...Set in a post-apocalyptic world, NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139 is puts you in the role of the titular Nier, a young man on a quest to cure his sister Yonah of a deadly disease. What they discover will make them question everything they thought they knew The original NieR release has an interesting history. In Japan, there were two versions of the game: NieR Replicant and NieR Gestalt. NieR Replicant focused on Brother Nier and his sister Yonah. In NieR Gestalt, the main character was Father Nier, and Yonah his daughter. Only NieR Gestalt released in the West (under the name NIER) - so excitingly, this will be the first time many people will have played the Replicant version of the game.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
7.7
Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time 36.

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:
4.8
Resident Evil Village 37.

Resident Evil Village

Platform: Xbox Series X
May 7, 2021
The next generation of survival horror rises in the form of Resident Evil Village, the eighth major entry in the Resident Evil series. With ultra-realistic graphics powered by the RE Engine, fight for survival as danger lurks around every corner. Years after the tragic events of Resident Evil 7 biohazard, Ethan Winters has started over with his wife Mia, finally living in peace and putting the past behind them. However, Chris Redfield, the legendary hero from previous Resident Evil games, suddenly disrupts their life, throwing a devastated Ethan into a new and twisted nightmare in search of answers.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.7
NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139... 38.

NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139...

Platform: PlayStation 4
April 23, 2021
Get ready to experience where the NieR series all began - NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139...Set in a post-apocalyptic world, NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139 is puts you in the role of the titular Nier, a young man on a quest to cure his sister Yonah of a deadly disease. What they discover will make them question everything they thought they knew The original NieR release has an interesting history. In Japan, there were two versions of the game: NieR Replicant and NieR Gestalt. NieR Replicant focused on Brother Nier and his sister Yonah. In NieR Gestalt, the main character was Father Nier, and Yonah his daughter. Only NieR Gestalt released in the West (under the name NIER) - so excitingly, this will be the first time many people will have played the Replicant version of the game.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.7
Demeo 39.

Demeo

Platform: PC
May 6, 2021
RPG fans, unite… in virtual reality. A dark force has taken over the underworld in Resolution Games’ upcoming RPG dungeon crawler, Demeo, and it’s a world you’re not likely to survive alone.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.8
Trials of Fire 40.

Trials of Fire

Platform: PC
April 9, 2021
Trials of Fire is a single player, turn-based strategy game set in a post-cataclysmic fantasy realm.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
7.2
Yakuza 6: The Song of Life 41.

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:
8.3
Kaze and the Wild Masks 42.

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:
82
User Score:
8.2
Atelier Mysterious Trilogy Deluxe Pack 43.

Atelier Mysterious Trilogy Deluxe Pack

Platform: Switch
April 22, 2021
Atelier Sophie DX - Atelier Firis DX - Atelier Lydie & Suelle DX - with brand new content and various DLCs. The definitive edition fo the Atlier "Myserious" series is now available.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
tbd
Subnautica: Below Zero 44.

Subnautica: Below Zero

Platform: PC
May 14, 2021
Dive into a freezing underwater adventure on an alien planet. Set one year after the original Subnautica, Below Zero challenges you to survive a disaster at an alien research station on Planet 4546B. Craft tools, scavenge for supplies, and unravel the next chapter in the Subnautica story.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
6.6
Knockout City 45.

Knockout City

Platform: Xbox Series X
May 21, 2021
CALLING ALL BRAWLERS. Team up and duke it out with rival Crews in Knockout City, where EPIC DODGEBALL BATTLES settle the score in team-based multiplayer matches. Throw, catch, pass, dodge, and tackle your way to dodgeball dominance!
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.3
Judgment 46.

Judgment

Platform: PlayStation 5
April 23, 2021
From the makers of the acclaimed Yakuza series, Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio, Judgment is the dramatic tale of a disgraced lawyer seeking redemption in a world rife with corruption and despair. Investigate the seedy Red Light District of Kamurocho by stepping into the mind of private detective Takayuki Yagami and utilize innovative investigation systems to uncover the secrets that lie deep within Kamurocho's corrupt underbelly. Experience visceral combat with two unique combat styles. Take down groups of thugs with sweeping blows in Crane Style, then switch to Tiger to overwhelm a single foe with a series of powerful strikes. Practice mixing-and-matching styles in combat in conjunction with a wide variety of skills, weapons, and powerful (and hilarious) EX Actions to unlock a whole new dimension in combat.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.2
Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade: Episode INTERmission 47.

Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade: Episode INTERmission

Platform: PlayStation 5
June 10, 2021
A downloadable Yuffie episode.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
9.0
Star Wars Pinball VR 48.

Star Wars Pinball VR

Platform: PC
April 29, 2021
For the first time ever, Star Wars Pinball surrounds us in virtual reality! Star Wars Pinball VR collects 8 AMAZING TABLES: The Mandalorian Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Star Wars Rebels Masters of the Force Classic Collectibles The fully customizable FAN CAVE houses your "virtual" pinball table and items you earn. TOTAL IMMERSION MODE allows you to experience everything at table level. 360-DEGREE MINIGAMES surround you with iconic Star Wars set pieces.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
tbd
Overboard! 49.

Overboard!

Platform: PC
June 2, 2021
GET AWAY WITH MURDER. Highly replayable detective game where you're the one whodunnit. From the creators of 80 Days and Heaven's Vault.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
tbd
The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IV 50.

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:
81
User Score:
8.4
Resident Evil Village 51.

Resident Evil Village

Platform: PlayStation 4
May 7, 2021
The next generation of survival horror rises in the form of Resident Evil Village, the eighth major entry in the Resident Evil series. With ultra-realistic graphics powered by the RE Engine, fight for survival as danger lurks around every corner. Years after the tragic events of Resident Evil 7 biohazard, Ethan Winters has started over with his wife Mia, finally living in peace and putting the past behind them. However, Chris Redfield, the legendary hero from previous Resident Evil games, suddenly disrupts their life, throwing a devastated Ethan into a new and twisted nightmare in search of answers.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.4
Genesis Noir 52.

Genesis Noir

Platform: Xbox One
March 26, 2021
Genesis Noir is an adventure game with an emphasis on exploration, simple interactions, and generative art.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.2
Genesis Noir 53.

Genesis Noir

Platform: Switch
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:
81
User Score:
7.3
MLB The Show 21 54.

MLB The Show 21

Platform: Xbox Series X
April 16, 2021
Be a 2-way star. For the first time, take your Ball Player from Road To The Show and use him in other game modes. Now your Ball Player can be a 2-way star. Enjoy Franchise improvements and updates to March To October which empower you to better make decisions on the future of your club. Live content now streamlines programs to provide clearer goals, faster paths to rewards based on how you play, and welcomes a new class of Legends to build your dream squad. New to MLB The Show this year is gameplay styles alongside new gameplay onboarding tutorials to expand gameplay for all playstyles and skill levels. Casual: An easier, fun, pick-up and play experience with an emphasis on learning the game. Simulation: Authentic MLB experience that plays true to player and team ratings. A balance between stick skills and player attributes. Competitive: User stick skills reign supreme, greater emphasis on user input over player ratings. Our new online H2H default.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
6.9
Fly Together! 55.

Fly Together!

Platform: Switch
April 29, 2021
Fly TOGETHER! is a multiplayer game of explosive airplane action that will challenge your inner air traffic controller. The sequel to the award winning Conduct TOGETHER! takes players to the skies in a race against time to bring passengers safely to their destination by drawing flight paths and avoiding collisions in increasingly challenging action-puzzles. Fly Solo or hand a Joy-Con™ to your friends and co-pilot through an expansive campaign. Complete contracts, upgrade your airport and collect a growing fleet of airplanes. Fly against your friends in hectic up-to-8-player battles: throw meteors, invoke tornadoes or drop a giant cake on your opponents. The pilot who gets the most passengers safely to their destination wins. Here’s some rad things in this game • Pilot planes in a beautiful 3D world with handheld, stick and motion controls. • Simple and intuitive gameplay for everyone • Seamlessly shift between single and multiplayer. Play as the solo pilot or pass the Joy-Con™ to friends for up to 8 players • Transport passengers, earn coins and unlock new airplanes • Progress through exotic islands with unique themes • Fantastic soundtrack by composer Mikkel Gemzøe • From the Award winning team that brought you Conduct TOGETHER!
Metascore:
80
User Score:
tbd
Dandy Ace 56.

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:
8.5
Tales from the Borderlands: A Telltale Game Series 57.

Tales from the Borderlands: A Telltale Game Series

Platform: Switch
March 23, 2021
On the unforgiving world of Pandora a Hyperion 'suit' and a con artist embark on an adventure to recover cash they both think is theirs. In this award-winning universe created by Gearbox Software, experience the story of Rhys and Fiona, unwilling partners on a quest for greatness.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.6
Knockout City 58.

Knockout City

Platform: PC
May 21, 2021
Rule the city through lightning-fast multiplayer matches featuring mind-blowing dodgeball mechanics. Increase your attack by passing to power up dodgeballs, targeting your opponents with a variety of specialized balls, or “balling up” at any time to get thrown by teammates. Assemble an All-Star dodgeball Crew with your friends for multiplayer matches in a seamless cross-play experience! Together, knock out opponents in 3v3, 4v4, or free-for-all matches. Pass, throw, and strategize to dominate as a team and unlock distinctive, Crew-only rewards. [Electronic Arts]
Metascore:
80
User Score:
6.8
NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139... 59.

NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139...

Platform: PC
April 23, 2021
Get ready to experience where the NieR series all began - NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139...Set in a post-apocalyptic world, NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139 is puts you in the role of the titular Nier, a young man on a quest to cure his sister Yonah of a deadly disease. What they discover will make them question everything they thought they knew The original NieR release has an interesting history. In Japan, there were two versions of the game: NieR Replicant and NieR Gestalt. NieR Replicant focused on Brother Nier and his sister Yonah. In NieR Gestalt, the main character was Father Nier, and Yonah his daughter. Only NieR Gestalt released in the West (under the name NIER) - so excitingly, this will be the first time many people will have played the Replicant version of the game.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.0
Essays on Empathy 60.

Essays on Empathy

Platform: PC
May 18, 2021
A curated compilation of Deconstructeam's best efforts in seeking new narrative experiences in games. Explore 10 unique, offbeat tales including "De Tres al Cuarto," a brand new short experience exclusive to the compilation about a couple of two-bit comedians trying to make it big.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
tbd
Chivalry II 61.

Chivalry II

Platform: PC
June 8, 2021
Chivalry 2 is a multiplayer first person slasher inspired by epic medieval movie battles. Players are thrust into the action of every iconic moment of the era - from the thunder of cavalry charges, to storms of flaming arrows, sprawling castle sieges and more. Catapults tear the earth apart as players lay siege to castles, set fire to villages and slaughter filthy peasants in the return of grand Team Objective maps. Ride to war on horseback and claim glory by your blade. Are ye a heroic warrior, or a blood-soaked murderer? Keep fighting and gurgling out battlecries even when wounded, bleeding out and missing limbs. Enhanced player expression brings thousands of hilarious new voice-lines and deep character customization. A revamped, faster and more fluid combat system offers an expanded range of creative choices, allowing players to perfect their playstyle. Immersive sound and effects ensure every blow lands with the sickening thud of steel sinking into bone.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
6.5
New Pokemon Snap 62.

New Pokemon Snap

Platform: Switch
April 30, 2021
Photograph Pokémon in their natural habitats as you adventure through unknown islands. Seek out and take in-game pictures of Pokémon in their native environments in the New Pokémon Snap game, only for the Nintendo Switch system! You'll even discover behaviors and expressions you've never seen before when you encounter and research lively wild Pokémon. Explore environments, take in-game pictures and fill your Pokémon Photodex. Travel to unknown islands with beautiful scenery like lush jungles and sandy beaches. The Pokémon pictures you take there will be used to build your very own Pokémon Photodex. This brand-new game brings the gameplay of the 1999 Pokémon Snap game for the Nintendo 64 system to life on the Nintendo Switch system with unknown islands to discover and different Pokémon to see. Photograph lively wild Pokémon in their natural habitats as you research and explore unknown islands. Journey through a variety of environments such as beaches and jungles to capture previously-unseen Pokémon behaviors. The photos you take can also be used to fill out your very own Pokémon Photodex. * See a different side of Pokémon in a new photo-snapping adventure, only on Nintendo Switch * Research various Pokémon in their natural habitats and capture Pokémon behaviors that you've never seen before * Explore unknown islands with scenery like lush jungles and tropical beaches throughout your journey * Take in-game photos to make your very own Pokémon Photodex
Metascore:
79
User Score:
7.0
Wreckfest 63.

Wreckfest

Platform: PlayStation 5
May 4, 2021
Break the rules and take full-contact racing to the limit with Wreckfest! Expect epic crashes, neck-to-neck fights over the finish line and brand-new ways for metal to bend -- These are the once-in-a-lifetime moments that can only be achieved in Wreckfest, with its true-to-life physics simulation crafted by legendary developer Bugbear, who also brought you FlatOut 1 & 2! Burn rubber and shred metal in the ultimate driving playground! Wreckfest is jam-packed with upgrade and customization options. Whether you are preparing for your next demolition derby with reinforced bumpers, roll cages, side protectors and much more, or setting your car up for a banger race with engine performance parts like air filters, camshafts, fuel systems, etc., Wreckfest is shaping up to be the best combative motorsport game out there. Features: * Awesome Cars -- Old, banged-up, patched-together cars that simply ooze style! From old American heavy-hitters to agile Europeans and fun Asians, you won't find anything like this in other games. * Meaningful Customization -- Change not only the look of your cars but also upgrade their body armor! * Multiplayer -- Wreck your friends online and take racing to the limit while chasing for demolition dominance! * Challenge modes -- Have hilarious fun with crop harvesters, lawn mowers, school buses, three-wheelers and more!
Metascore:
79
User Score:
7.7
The Longing 64.

The Longing

Platform: Switch
April 14, 2021
AN UNUSUAL MIX OF ADVENTURE AND IDLE GAME. Play as a lonely Shade, the last servant of a king who once ruled an underground kingdom. The king's powers have faded and he falls asleep for 400 days to regain his might. It is your duty to stay in the earthen palace until he awakens. As soon as you start, the game inevitably counts down the 400 days - even when you stop playing and exit the game. It is now up to you to decide what to do with your solitary existence beneath the soil. Don't stress yourself, you have plenty of time.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
tbd
Knockout City 65.

Knockout City

Platform: PlayStation 4
May 21, 2021
Rule the city through lightning-fast multiplayer matches featuring mind-blowing dodgeball mechanics. Increase your attack by passing to power up dodgeballs, targeting your opponents with a variety of specialized balls, or “balling up” at any time to get thrown by teammates. Assemble an All-Star dodgeball Crew with your friends for multiplayer matches in a seamless cross-play experience! Together, knock out opponents in 3v3, 4v4, or free-for-all matches. Pass, throw, and strategize to dominate as a team and unlock distinctive, Crew-only rewards. [Electronic Arts]
Metascore:
79
User Score:
7.1
Kaze and the Wild Masks 66.

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:
8.2
Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne HD Remaster 67.

Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne HD Remaster

Platform: PC
May 25, 2021
Reawaken your inner demon in a modernized version of the acclaimed ATLUS classic, Shin Megami Tensei III Nocturne HD Remaster. What begins as a normal day in Tokyo turns out to be everything but, when the Conception – an ethereal apocalypse – is invoked. The remains of the world are swallowed by chaos, as a demonic revolution descends into a broken city. Caught between a battle of Gods and demons, the choices you make can bring life, rebirth, or death, and determine who triumphs. This genre-defining, infamously punishing RPG is back and now includes: Remastered 3D models and backgrounds Additional difficulty settings for players of all skill levels Suspend save -- save your progress whenever you need! Voiced audio -- choose between Japanese and English VO
Metascore:
79
User Score:
8.5
Lost Words: Beyond the Page 68.

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:
79
User Score:
tbd
Earth Defense Force: World Brothers 69.

Earth Defense Force: World Brothers

Platform: PlayStation 4
May 27, 2021
A new battlefield appears in the "EDF" series. This time, the world becomes the square Earth. The name of this game is "EARTH DEFENSE FORCE: WORLD BROTHERS". This game takes place in the 3D voxel world, which everything is made up of square pieces. In this world, the Earth is not round but square. And now, this voxel Earth is fallen apart into square pieces, breaking its blocky peace. But whether round or square, the Earth must be the Earth. So now, the player and the "EARTH DEFENSE FORCE" must rise to the occasion and save the day to restore a shattered Voxel Earth to one peace.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
tbd
Subnautica: Below Zero 70.

Subnautica: Below Zero

Platform: PlayStation 5
May 14, 2021
Below Zero is an underwater adventure game set on an alien ocean world. It is a new chapter in the Subnautica universe and developed by Unknown Worlds. Return to planet 4546B. Dive into a freezing underwater adventure. Below Zero is set in an arctic region of planet 4546B. As a scientist posted to a research station on the planet's surface, you are tasked with studying alien artifacts... The Vesper space station orbits high above you, sending supplies, instructions, and receiving samples you launch from the surface.When disaster strikes the research station, you must improvise to survive: Construct habitats, scavenge for resources, hunt for food, and craft equipment.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
5.2
Solasta: Crown of the Magister 71.

Solasta: Crown of the Magister

Platform: PC
May 27, 2021
Roll for initiative, take attacks of opportunity, manage player location and the verticality of the battle field in this Turn-Based Tactical RPG based on the SRD 5.1 Ruleset. In Solasta, you make the choices, dice decide your destiny.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
7.3
Virtua Fighter 5: Ultimate Showdown 72.

Virtua Fighter 5: Ultimate Showdown

Platform: PlayStation 4
June 1, 2021
Challenge the greatest fighters in the world in the ultimate remaster of the classic 3D fighter, now featuring gorgeous HD graphics, new online features, and all the bone-crunching, martial arts combat of the renowned original. Master your fighting style to defeat all challengers in the Fifth World Fighting Tournament and become a Virtua Fighter legend!
Metascore:
78
User Score:
6.8
Save me Mr Tako: Definitive Edition 73.

Save me Mr Tako: Definitive Edition

Platform: Switch
May 5, 2021
In a world where humans and octopuses are at war, Tako is a pacifist little octopus who rescues a woman from drowning one stormy night. A fairy sees this act of bravery and grants him the ability to survive on land. As he travels across the world, Tako defies his family and his people to try to resolve conflicts between humans and octopuses, plunging him into the very roots of this dysfunctional world. Tako will solve puzzles, turn enemies into platforms by spitting ink at them, explore mysterious dungeons and fight tenacious bosses on his mission to end the war between the undersea Octopus kingdom and the terrestrial Human realm. Will you help this brave octopus to spread his message of tolerance and teach both species to coexist in peace and unity?
Metascore:
78
User Score:
tbd
Roguebook 74.

Roguebook

Platform: PC
June 17, 2021
The ancients speak of a Book written since time immemorial containing all the world's legends. After many fabulous adventures, recounted in Faeria Chronicles of Gagana, this relic was lost in a well of Faeria. Through contact with this source of magic, the Book developed a wicked free will of its own and became the Roguebook! You are trapped in the Book of Lore of Faeria, and each page represents a new challenge. Lead your two heroes to victory in this roguelike deckbuilder developed in partnership with Richard Garfield, creator of Magic: The Gathering. Put together the best synergies between cards, relics and abilities, and take on the Roguebook.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
tbd
Game Builder Garage 75.

Game Builder Garage

Platform: Switch
June 11, 2021
Have you ever dreamed of building your own video games? The Game Builder Garage™ software is a great place to start! Anyone can learn the basics of game design and visual programming with step-by-step lessons created by the minds at Nintendo.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
8.5
MLB The Show 21 76.

MLB The Show 21

Platform: PlayStation 5
April 16, 2021
Be a 2-way star. For the first time, take your Ball Player from Road To The Show and use him in other game modes. Now your Ball Player can be a 2-way star. Enjoy Franchise improvements and updates to March To October which empower you to better make decisions on the future of your club. Live content now streamlines programs to provide clearer goals, faster paths to rewards based on how you play, and welcomes a new class of Legends to build your dream squad. New to MLB The Show this year is gameplay styles alongside new gameplay onboarding tutorials to expand gameplay for all playstyles and skill levels. Casual: An easier, fun, pick-up and play experience with an emphasis on learning the game. Simulation: Authentic MLB experience that plays true to player and team ratings. A balance between stick skills and player attributes. Competitive: User stick skills reign supreme, greater emphasis on user input over player ratings. Our new online H2H default.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
4.1
What The Dub?! 77.

What The Dub?!

Platform: PlayStation 4
April 8, 2021
What The Dub?! is a local multiplayer party game where each player overdubs missing dialogue from hilariously awful B-movies, outdated PSAs, and bizarre industrial films, with their own witty (or just plain stupid) dubs!
Metascore:
78
User Score:
tbd
Capcom Arcade Stadium 78.

Capcom Arcade Stadium

Platform: PlayStation 4
May 25, 2021
Relive the Capcom classics! Shooters, fighting, actionall 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:
78
User Score:
tbd
Rain on Your Parade 79.

Rain on Your Parade

Platform: Switch
April 15, 2021
Rain on Your Parade is a slapstick comedy game where you play as a mischievous cloud determined to ruin everybody’s day. Play across a wide range of levels while unlocking new abilities and mechanics that get progressively more ridiculous. Travel across the world, inventing new ways of causing chaos and mayhem. Turn the perfectly dry and sunny wedding day into a wet one, unleash thunder and lightning upon the cities, bring pandemonium to supermarket shoppers, destroy farmer’s crops, sneak around military bases and rain down meteors on dinosaurs! Yes, not even the dinosaurs are safe! As you progress in the game you will unlock new and more comical methods of causing bedlam. Use thunder and lightning to scare people out of hiding and set things alight, tornadoes to suck up everything that gets in its path, rain explosive material that you can blow up and even entire meteors and much more.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
tbd
Kaze and the Wild Masks 80.

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:
77
User Score:
7.3
Narita Boy 81.

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:
6.4
Genesis Noir 82.

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:
77
User Score:
6.4
Before Your Eyes 83.

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:
77
User Score:
8.9
MotoGP 21 84.

MotoGP 21

Platform: PlayStation 5
April 22, 2021
Discover all the official rosters and tracks and experience the thrill of the 2021 Season. And if you want to dive into the past, you can relive the MotoGP™ history with more than 40 riders and their iconic bikes. Take critical decisions and find a winning strategy to take over the Championship! Create your crew, choosing between official teams or a new one. Pick your staff, choosing your Personal Manager, a Chief Engineer, and a Data Analyst who will help you to make crucial choices such as the best contract to get and the bike development. Reach the MotoGP™ or Moto2™ class and assemble your very own Junior team. How you ride your bike will directly affect the tires wear. Worn tires make it more difficult to handle the bike. Manage it cautiously. Forget automatic respawns. If you fall, you must get up and get back on your bike as fast as possible. Never lose control. Customize helmet, suit, stickers, racing number, and livery with 5 incredible Graphic Editors! Once you’re done, share* your designs online or try on some of your fellow player’s creations. *You can share helmet, racing number and rider stickers. Just like the real riders, you’ll have to play by the rules of the official championship or you’ll face the consequences, including, for the first time, the Long Lap Penalty. Enjoy the most authentic MotoGP™ experience.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
7.9
SnowRunner 85.

SnowRunner

Platform: Switch
May 18, 2021
SnowRunner puts you in the driver's seat of powerful vehicles as you conquer extreme open environments with the most advanced terrain simulation ever. Drive 40 vehicles from brands such as Ford, Chevrolet, and Freightliner as you leave your mark on an untamed open world. Overcome mud, torrential waters, snow, and frozen lakes while taking on perilous contracts and missions. Expand and customize your fleet with many upgrades and accessories including an exhaust snorkel for heavy waters or chain tires to battle the snow.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
7.1
Strangeland 86.

Strangeland

Platform: PC
May 25, 2021
You awake in a nightmarish carnival and watch a golden-haired woman hurl herself down a bottomless well for your sake. You seek clues and help from jeering ravens, an eyeless scribe, a living furnace, a mismade mermaid, and many more who dwell within the park. All the while, a shadow shrieks from atop a towering roller-coaster, and you know that until you destroy this Dark Thing, the woman will keep jumping, falling, and dying, over and over again.... Strangeland is a classic point-and-click adventure that integrates a compelling narrative with engaging puzzles. For almost a decade, we've been working on a worthy successor to the fan-acclaimed Primordia, and we are proud, at long last, to share our second game.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
8.3
SaGa Frontier Remastered 87.

SaGa Frontier Remastered

Platform: PlayStation 4
April 15, 2021
The 1998 PlayStation® classic is back: SaGa Frontier is remastered. The team of eight have returned – now with Fuse added as a playable character. Choose your favorite character and embark on your own unique journey. Each of the eight characters have different goals and endings. Your choices will affect how events unfold using the Free-Form Scenario System. This in-depth system will allow you to manipulate and expand a story all your own. Challenge yourself in nail-biting battles by using “glimmer" as well as learning new skills such as the ability to fire consecutive special attacks from multiple team members.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
7.0
MotoGP 21 88.

MotoGP 21

Platform: Xbox Series X
April 22, 2021
Discover all the official rosters and tracks and experience the thrill of the 2021 Season. And if you want to dive into the past, you can relive the MotoGP™ history with more than 40 riders and their iconic bikes. Take critical decisions and find a winning strategy to take over the Championship! Create your crew, choosing between official teams or a new one. Pick your staff, choosing your Personal Manager, a Chief Engineer, and a Data Analyst who will help you to make crucial choices such as the best contract to get and the bike development. Reach the MotoGP™ or Moto2™ class and assemble your very own Junior team. How you ride your bike will directly affect the tires wear. Worn tires make it more difficult to handle the bike. Manage it cautiously. Forget automatic respawns. If you fall, you must get up and get back on your bike as fast as possible. Never lose control. Customize helmet, suit, stickers, racing number, and livery with 5 incredible Graphic Editors! Once you’re done, share* your designs online or try on some of your fellow player’s creations. *You can share helmet, racing number and rider stickers. Just like the real riders, you’ll have to play by the rules of the official championship or you’ll face the consequences, including, for the first time, the Long Lap Penalty. Enjoy the most authentic MotoGP™ experience.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
tbd
Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne HD Remaster 89.

Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne HD Remaster

Platform: Switch
May 25, 2021
Reawaken your inner demon in a modernized version of the acclaimed ATLUS classic, Shin Megami Tensei III Nocturne HD Remaster. What begins as a normal day in Tokyo turns out to be everything but, when the Conception – an ethereal apocalypse – is invoked. The remains of the world are swallowed by chaos, as a demonic revolution descends into a broken city. Caught between a battle of Gods and demons, the choices you make can bring life, rebirth, or death, and determine who triumphs. This genre-defining, infamously punishing RPG is back and now includes: Remastered 3D models and backgrounds Additional difficulty settings for players of all skill levels Suspend save -- save your progress whenever you need! Voiced audio -- choose between Japanese and English VO
Metascore:
76
User Score:
8.1
Backbone 90.

Backbone

Platform: PC
June 8, 2021
Backbone is a post-noir roleplaying detective adventure. Become raccoon private eye Howard Lotor as you interrogate a diverse cast of characters, collect evidence, and explore dystopian Vancouver, BC inhabited by animals.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
6.7
The Wild At Heart 91.

The Wild At Heart

Platform: PC
May 19, 2021
A mysterious hidden realm. Two precocious kids fleeing hardship. Magical creatures and an oddball order of guardians who have lost their way. A stygian evil imprisoned. Welcome to the Deep Woods. Collect and deploy a swarm of quirky Spritelings; small magical creatures for you to command. Break stuff, collect loot, fight enemies, build new paths, and more! Explore a unique and sequestered world rich with centuries full of lore. Woods, caves, coastline, ancient shrines... The Deep Woods is full of puzzles to be solved and secrets waiting to be uncovered.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
8.5
Wraith: The Oblivion - Afterlife 92.

Wraith: The Oblivion - Afterlife

Platform: PC
April 22, 2021
You died in a mysterious seance and have become a Wraith, one of the restless undead. In this VR horror game, use your supernatural abilities to solve the mystery behind your death. But beware of the sinister Spectres lurking in the shadows...
Metascore:
76
User Score:
8.4
Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne HD Remaster 93.

Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne HD Remaster

Platform: PlayStation 4
May 24, 2021
Reawaken your inner demon in a modernized version of the acclaimed ATLUS classic, Shin Megami Tensei III Nocturne HD Remaster. What begins as a normal day in Tokyo turns out to be everything but, when the Conception – an ethereal apocalypse – is invoked. The remains of the world are swallowed by chaos, as a demonic revolution descends into a broken city. Caught between a battle of Gods and demons, the choices you make can bring life, rebirth, or death, and determine who triumphs. This genre-defining, infamously punishing RPG is back and now includes: Remastered 3D models and backgrounds Additional difficulty settings for players of all skill levels Suspend save -- save your progress whenever you need! Voiced audio -- choose between Japanese and English VO
Metascore:
76
User Score:
7.9
Days Gone 94.

Days Gone

Platform: PC
May 18, 2021
HOPE NEVER DIES - At its core, Days Gone is about survivors and what makes them human: desperation, loss, madness, betrayal, friendship, brotherhood, regret, love and hope. It's about how even when confronted with such enormous tragedy they find a reason to live. Hope never dies. DEACON ST. JOHN - Play as Deacon St. John, a bounty hunter facing a brutal struggle for survival, searching for a reason to live. In addition to human drifters, marauders, and other groups, Deacon must face a wilderness overrun by Freakers mindless, feral creatures, more animal than human but very much alive and quickly evolving. Freakers have needs, habits and behaviors that the player can learn and adapt to. Unique Setting The harsh high-desert of the Pacific Northwest offers a large variety of environments in a single geographical area. One minute Deacon can be riding through a pristine forest, a snow field, a lush meadow, and the next, be in the harsh desert lava fields. The hazardous environments, scarred by millions of years of volcanic activity, are defined by ancient lava flows, mountains, caves, cliffs and river basins, delivering a breathtaking backdrop to an equally diverse style of gameplay. Cinnabar mines, lava tube caves and small rural towns offer a variety of environments to explore. A Dynamic World Using the power of PlayStation 4 and Unreal Engine 4, Days Gone offers an incredibly realistic and detailed open-world experience. Vast and hostile environments can be fully explored on the back of Deacon's drifter bike. Abandoned vehicles can be searched for useful items. Towns and buildings can be entered and searched at great risk. All lighting is done in real time eye adaption technology creates a real sense of dread when entering dark buildings; day and night have an impact on the experience; weather affects enemy behavior. Brutal Sandbox Combat Exemplifying true, free-form gameplay, Days Gone offers freedom to explore, strategize and play "your way." Every challenge can be approached and completed in an almost infinite number of ways. Many different items and weapons can be crafted using items found in the field, including brutal melee weapons and traps. Customizable weapons and skills offer true freedom in how the game is played.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
8.6
Pac-Man 99 95.

Pac-Man 99

Platform: Switch
April 7, 2021
40 years after the classic Pac-phenomenon rocked the gaming world, PAC-MAN is back in a new 99-man battle royale. Get back in the maze and chase down the iconic ghosts. Who will be the last PAC-MAN standing?
Metascore:
76
User Score:
8.3
Subnautica: Below Zero 96.

Subnautica: Below Zero

Platform: Switch
May 14, 2021
Below Zero is an underwater adventure game set on an alien ocean world. It is a new chapter in the Subnautica universe and developed by Unknown Worlds. Return to planet 4546B. Dive into a freezing underwater adventure. Below Zero is set in an arctic region of planet 4546B. As a scientist posted to a research station on the planet's surface, you are tasked with studying alien artifacts... The Vesper space station orbits high above you, sending supplies, instructions, and receiving samples you launch from the surface.When disaster strikes the research station, you must improvise to survive: Construct habitats, scavenge for resources, hunt for food, and craft equipment.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
7.3
Turnip Boy Commits Tax Evasion 97.

Turnip Boy Commits Tax Evasion

Platform: Switch
April 22, 2021
Play as an adorable, yet trouble-making turnip. Avoid paying taxes, solve plantastic puzzles, and take on massive beasts in a journey to tear down a corrupt vegetable government! Take control of an adorable turnip who happens to be an absolute menace to society. After failing to pay taxes and getting evicted from your home, you must go on an epic quest to pay back your massive debt to Mayor Onion. Garden tools to solve plantastic puzzles, meet eccentric vegetables and fruits, and take on treacherous fights. Along the journey uncover what’s spoiling this garden community and rise to tear down the corrupt vegetable government!
Metascore:
75
User Score:
6.3
Atelier Mysterious Trilogy Deluxe Pack 98.

Atelier Mysterious Trilogy Deluxe Pack

Platform: PlayStation 4
April 22, 2021
Atelier Sophie DX - Atelier Firis DX - Atelier Lydie & Suelle DX - with brand new content and various DLCs. The definitive edition fo the Atlier "Myserious" series is now available.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
tbd
Total War: Rome Remastered 99.

Total War: Rome Remastered

Platform: PC
April 29, 2021
Total War: ROME REMASTERED lets you relive the legacy that defined the award-winning strategy game series. Remastered to 4K with multiple improvements to visuals as well as refinements to gameplay, it’s time to revisit a true classic. Not everyone gets a second chance to conquer the Roman Empire.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
5.3
Legend of Keepers: Career of a Dungeon Manager 100.

Legend of Keepers: Career of a Dungeon Manager

Platform: PC
April 29, 2021
Legend of Keepers is the perfect mix between Dungeon Management and Roguelite. You have been hired as a dungeon master by the Dungeons Company. Your job is simple: protect their dungeons!
Metascore:
75
User Score:
tbd

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Highest of the Month
  1. 89

    Chicory: A Colorful Tale

    • Release Date: Jun 10, 2021
    • User Score: 7.9
    • Platform: PC
  2. 88

    Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart

  3. 88

    Chicory: A Colorful Tale

    • Release Date: Jun 10, 2021
    • Rating: E
    • User Score: 5.3
    • Platform: PS5
  4. 88

    Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade

  5. 88

    Guilty Gear -Strive-

Lowest of the Month
  1. 52

    Necromunda: Hired Gun

  2. 55

    Necromunda: Hired Gun

  3. 60

    Necromunda: Hired Gun

  4. 61

    Open Country

    • Release Date: Jun 10, 2021
    • Rating: T
    • User Score: tbd
    • Platform: PC
  5. 64

    Stonefly

    • Release Date: Jun 1, 2021
    • User Score: tbd
    • Platform: PC