Game Releases by User Score


The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom 1.

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

Platform: Switch
May 12, 2023
An epic adventure across the land and skies of Hyrule awaits in The Legend of Zelda™: Tears of the Kingdom for Nintendo Switch™. The adventure is yours to create in a world fueled by your imagination. In this sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, you’ll decide your own path through the sprawling landscapes of Hyrule and the mysterious islands floating in the vast skies above. Can you harness the power of Link’s new abilities to fight back against the malevolent forces that threaten the kingdom?
Metascore:
95
User Score:
8.7
Street Fighter 6 2.

Street Fighter 6

Platform: PC
June 2, 2023
Powered by Capcom’s proprietary RE ENGINE, the Street Fighter 6 experience spans across three distinct game modes featuring World Tour, Fighting Ground and Battle Hub. Diverse Roster of 18 Fighters. Play legendary masters and new fan favorites like Ryu, Chun-Li, Luke, Jamie, Kimberly and more in this latest edition with each character featuring striking new redesigns and exhilarating cinematic specials. Street Fighter 6 offers a highly evolved combat system with three control types - Classic, Modern and Dynamic - allowing you to quickly play to your skill level. The new Real Time Commentary Feature adds all the hype of a competitive match as well as easy-to-understand explanations about your gameplay. The Drive Gauge is a new system to manage your resources. Use it wisely in order to claim victory.
Metascore:
93
User Score:
5.4
Resident Evil 4 3.

Resident Evil 4

Platform: PlayStation 5
March 24, 2023
Resident Evil 4, 2005’s legendary survival horror, is brought fully up-to-date in this ground-up remake. Six years after the events of Resident Evil 2, Raccoon City survivor Leon Kennedy has been dispatched to a secluded European village to investigate the disappearance of the US president’s daughter. What he discovers there is unlike anything he has faced before. Every aspect of the classic game has been updated for the current generation, from modernized graphics and controls, to a reimagined storyline that may surprise even hardened fans of the original game.
Metascore:
93
User Score:
8.0
Diablo IV 4.

Diablo IV

Platform: Xbox Series X
June 6, 2023
MEET YOUR MAKER - Lilith has returned to Santuary, summoned by a dark ritual after eons in exile. Her return ushers in a new era of misery and darkness. LEGIONS OF CREATION An old legend has it that Sanctuary was created by the union of an Angel and a Demon, and that their descendants --- humanity --- built villages, then cities and empires, spreading across the land to form the world's cultures and civilization. A REIGN OF ENMITY Chaos threatens to consume Sanctuary as evil and impeity continue to spread. Depraved demons and corrupted wildlife roam the land unchecked, as terrified townsfolk huddle in dark corners trying to survive one more day. CULT OF PERSONALITY The pious plead for guidance from their faith, but doubts have them feeling that their devotion is misplaced. Lilith's return has spawned a new wave of cultists and worshippers, but regardless of dogma, all prayers remain unanswered. DAUGHTER OF HATRED The daughter of Mephisto awakens burning urges in the hearts of those around her, be it demon, human or beast. Profound fears, unchecked rage, repressed impulses, sinful desires --- all are brought forth violently and irresistibly by her mere presence. UNSTOPPABLE EVIL As darkness returns to sanctuary, a brave few dare to face this threat. But what fate awaits them in a land forsaken by hope, valor, wisdom, and justice?
Metascore:
92
User Score:
tbd
Xenoblade Chronicles 3: Expansion Pass Wave 4 - Future Redeemed 5.

Xenoblade Chronicles 3: Expansion Pass Wave 4 - Future Redeemed

Platform: Switch
April 25, 2023
Set before the events of Xenoblade Chronicles 3, join a cast of new and familiar characters in this original story scenario that connects all three instalments in the Xenoblade Chronicles series. Future Redeemed also features new battle mechanics, such as Unity Combo, where two characters can attack in unison.
Metascore:
92
User Score:
9.1
Resident Evil 4 6.

Resident Evil 4

Platform: PC
March 24, 2023
SURVIVAL IS JUST THE BEGINNING...Resident Evil 4 is a remake of the 2005 original Resident Evil 4. Reimagined for 2023 to bring state-of-the-art survival horror. Resident Evil 4 preserves the essence of the original game, while introducing modernized gameplay, a reimagined storyline, and vividly detailed graphics to make this the latest survival horror game where life and death, terror and catharsis intersect. STORY: 6 years have passed since the biological disaster in Raccoon City. Leon S. Kennedy, one of the survivors of the incident, has been recruited as an agent reporting directly to the president of the United States. With the experience of multiple missions on his back, Leon is sent to rescue the president's kidnapped daughter. He tracks her to a secluded European village, where there is something terribly wrong with the villagers. And the curtain rises on this story of daring rescue and grueling horror.
Metascore:
92
User Score:
7.4
Street Fighter 6 7.

Street Fighter 6

Platform: PlayStation 5
June 2, 2023
Powered by Capcom’s proprietary RE ENGINE, the Street Fighter 6 experience spans across three distinct game modes featuring World Tour, Fighting Ground and Battle Hub. Diverse Roster of 18 Fighters. Play legendary masters and new fan favorites like Ryu, Chun-Li, Luke, Jamie, Kimberly and more in this latest edition with each character featuring striking new redesigns and exhilarating cinematic specials. Street Fighter 6 offers a highly evolved combat system with three control types - Classic, Modern and Dynamic - allowing you to quickly play to your skill level. The new Real Time Commentary Feature adds all the hype of a competitive match as well as easy-to-understand explanations about your gameplay. The Drive Gauge is a new system to manage your resources. Use it wisely in order to claim victory.
Metascore:
92
User Score:
7.1
Resident Evil 4 8.

Resident Evil 4

Platform: Xbox Series X
March 24, 2023
SURVIVAL IS JUST THE BEGINNING... Resident Evil 4 is a remake of the 2005 original Resident Evil 4. Reimagined for 2023 to bring state-of-the-art survival horror. Resident Evil 4 preserves the essence of the original game, while introducing modernized gameplay, a reimagined storyline, and vividly detailed graphics to make this the latest survival horror game where life and death, terror and catharsis intersect. STORY: 6 years have passed since the biological disaster in Raccoon City. Leon S. Kennedy, one of the survivors of the incident, has been recruited as an agent reporting directly to the president of the United States. With the experience of multiple missions on his back, Leon is sent to rescue the president's kidnapped daughter. He tracks her to a secluded European village, where there is something terribly wrong with the villagers. And the curtain rises on this story of daring rescue and grueling horror.
Metascore:
91
User Score:
6.8
Street Fighter 6 9.

Street Fighter 6

Platform: Xbox Series X
June 2, 2023
Powered by Capcom’s proprietary RE ENGINE, the Street Fighter 6 experience spans across three distinct game modes featuring World Tour, Fighting Ground and Battle Hub. Diverse Roster of 18 Fighters. Play legendary masters and new fan favorites like Ryu, Chun-Li, Luke, Jamie, Kimberly and more in this latest edition with each character featuring striking new redesigns and exhilarating cinematic specials. Street Fighter 6 offers a highly evolved combat system with three control types - Classic, Modern and Dynamic - allowing you to quickly play to your skill level. The new Real Time Commentary Feature adds all the hype of a competitive match as well as easy-to-understand explanations about your gameplay. The Drive Gauge is a new system to manage your resources. Use it wisely in order to claim victory.
Metascore:
89
User Score:
tbd
Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak 10.

Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak

Platform: PlayStation 5
April 28, 2023
Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak is an expansion to the original Monster Hunter Rise. Featuring improved gameplay and nimble-feeling additions to combat mechanics, unique new monsters and hunting locales, and a new difficulty level in the form of Master Rank quests. As the hunter who saved Kamura from calamity, you must now journey to the far-off reaches of Elgado, an outpost near a Kingdom beset by a sinister new nemesis -- the elder dragon Malzeno!
Metascore:
88
User Score:
4.1
Dead Cells: Return to Castlevania 11.

Dead Cells: Return to Castlevania

Platform: PC
March 6, 2023
The inspiration behind it all returns to its 2D action roots! Castlevania's unforgettable characters & gothic setting meet the fast-paced combat of the award-winning roguelite Dead Cells in this unprecedented collaboration. A gateway to a striking castle has suddenly appeared, and an imposing warrior called Richter asks you to help him vanquish the great evil within. Enticed by the promise of new loot rather than a sense of moral duty, you strike out through the grounds and corridors of the gothic castle to find and kill this mysterious Dracula... Slay hordes of his supernatural minions as you progress through our biggest DLC yet, including two levels, three bosses and a new storyline!
Metascore:
88
User Score:
7.3
Diablo IV 12.

Diablo IV

Platform: PlayStation 5
June 6, 2023
MEET YOUR MAKER - Lilith has returned to Santuary, summoned by a dark ritual after eons in exile. Her return ushers in a new era of misery and darkness. LEGIONS OF CREATION An old legend has it that Sanctuary was created by the union of an Angel and a Demon, and that their descendants --- humanity --- built villages, then cities and empires, spreading across the land to form the world's cultures and civilization. A REIGN OF ENMITY Chaos threatens to consume Sanctuary as evil and impeity continue to spread. Depraved demons and corrupted wildlife roam the land unchecked, as terrified townsfolk huddle in dark corners trying to survive one more day. CULT OF PERSONALITY The pious plead for guidance from their faith, but doubts have them feeling that their devotion is misplaced. Lilith's return has spawned a new wave of cultists and worshippers, but regardless of dogma, all prayers remain unanswered. DAUGHTER OF HATRED The daughter of Mephisto awakens burning urges in the hearts of those around her, be it demon, human or beast. Profound fears, unchecked rage, repressed impulses, sinful desires --- all are brought forth violently and irresistibly by her mere presence. UNSTOPPABLE EVIL As darkness returns to sanctuary, a brave few dare to face this threat. But what fate awaits them in a land forsaken by hope, valor, wisdom, and justice?
Metascore:
87
User Score:
tbd
Diablo IV 13.

Diablo IV

Platform: PC
June 6, 2023
MEET YOUR MAKER - Lilith has returned to Santuary, summoned by a dark ritual after eons in exile. Her return ushers in a new era of misery and darkness. LEGIONS OF CREATION. An old legend has it that Sanctuary was created by the union of an Angel and a Demon, and that their descendants --- humanity --- built villages, then cities and empires, spreading across the land to form the world's cultures and civilization. A REIGN OF ENMITY Chaos threatens to consume Sanctuary as evil and impeity continue to spread. Depraved demons and corrupted wildlife roam the land unchecked, as terrified townsfolk huddle in dark corners trying to survive one more day. CULT OF PERSONALITY The pious plead for guidance from their faith, but doubts have them feeling that their devotion is misplaced. Lilith's return has spawned a new wave of cultists and worshippers, but regardless of dogma, all prayers remain unanswered. DAUGHTER OF HATRED The daughter of Mephisto awakens burning urges in the hearts of those around her, be it demon, human or beast. Profound fears, unchecked rage, repressed impulses, sinful desires --- all are brought forth violently and irresistibly by her mere presence. UNSTOPPABLE EVIL As darkness returns to sanctuary, a brave few dare to face this threat. But what fate awaits them in a land forsaken by hope, valor, wisdom, and justice?
Metascore:
87
User Score:
tbd
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe: Booster Course Pass - Wave 4 14.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe: Booster Course Pass - Wave 4

Platform: Switch
March 9, 2023
Egg-cellent! Birdo joins the fun in Wave 4 of the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe - Booster Course Pass! And get ready to take a speedy trip through the brand-new Yoshi's Island course when Wave 4 arrives this Spring!
Metascore:
86
User Score:
7.8
Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster: FF35th Anniversary Edition 15.

Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster: FF35th Anniversary Edition

Platform: PlayStation 4
May 1, 2023
This highly anticipated set includes the physical packaged version of FINAL FANTASY I-VI COLLECTION (PS4 or NSW), the Anniversary Edition GOODS BOX which contains a vinyl record set featuring newly arranged game music, a specially compiled artbook showcasing beautiful character pixel art, and 8 stylised pixel art character figures, and a bonus lenticular sleeve for the game package.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
8.3
The Legend of Heroes: Trails to Azure 16.

The Legend of Heroes: Trails to Azure

Platform: PC
March 14, 2023
Sandwiched between two great powers, the city of Crossbel is the place where the Uroboros group carry out their biggest and darkest schemes. A mysterious drug is spreading its poison across the city, the mafia and the mercenary groups seem to have a role in the crimes. Add a break down to the political order to the mix, and you have complete chaos in your hands. The world becomes more real and the battles become more dangerous in Ao no Kiseki. Feel the rain patter on your skin and enemies creep up to you in the dark.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
8.5
The Legend of Heroes: Trails to Azure 17.

The Legend of Heroes: Trails to Azure

Platform: Switch
March 14, 2023
Sandwiched between two great powers, the city of Crossbel is the place where the Uroboros group carry out their biggest and darkest schemes. A mysterious drug is spreading its poison across the city, the mafia and the mercenary groups seem to have a role in the crimes. Add a break down to the political order to the mix, and you have complete chaos in your hands. The world becomes more real and the battles become more dangerous in Ao no Kiseki. Feel the rain patter on your skin and enemies creep up to you in the dark.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
8.2
Paranormasight: The Seven Mysteries of Honjo 18.

Paranormasight: The Seven Mysteries of Honjo

Platform: Switch
March 9, 2023
Shogo Okiie, an ordinary office worker, visits Kinshibori Park in the dead of night with his friend, Yoko Fukunaga, to investigate a well-known local ghost story: The Seven Mysteries of Honjo. Shogo doesn't quite believe Yoko when she talks about how the Mysteries are connected to the Rite of Resurrection and doesn't pay it much mind - that is, until strange events begin to unfold before his very eyes. Meanwhile, several others are making their own investigations into The Seven Mysteries... Detectives investigating a series of strange deaths, a high-school girl seeking the truth behind her classmate's suicide, and a mother who has sworn revenge for her lost son. Their desires and motives intertwine and interplay, with the Seven Mysteries of Honjo at the core, leading the story towards a battle of wits and curses.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.6
Star Wars Jedi: Survivor 19.

Star Wars Jedi: Survivor

Platform: PlayStation 5
April 28, 2023
Star Wars Jedi: Survivor picks up five years after the events of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. Cal must stay one step ahead of the Empire's constant pursuit as he continues to feel the weight of being one of the last remaining Jedi in the galaxy. Developed by the veteran team at Respawn Entertainment, Jedi: Survivor will expand upon iconic Star Wars stories, worlds, and characters, and thrilling combat first experienced in Jedi: Fallen Order.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
5.9
Humanity 20.

Humanity

Platform: PlayStation 5
May 16, 2023
A unique blend of puzzle-solving and action-platforming, HUMANITY puts the fate of all mankind in your hands. Er, paws. Did we mention you’re a dog? You are a Shiba Inu charged with commanding massive, marching crowds to jump, turn, push, float, shoot, and climb their way to salvation. Guide the masses through 90-plus stages filled with obstacles, enemies, puzzles, unlockable skills, and wild boss fights in the narrative campaign, or browse a wide array of user-made levels (or build your own!) crafted via the super easy-to-use in-game Stage Creator.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.5
Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key 21.

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

Platform: PC
March 24, 2023
Ryza and her friends are living their lives on Kurken Island when news of a sudden appearance of a mysterious group of islands in nearby waters arrives. To find a way to save her island, Ryza and her friends will set off on final adventure surrounding the "roots of alchemy." Reunite with characters from previous games, and meet new characters who will be key to the story. Mix and match your favorite members and enjoy the adventure!
Metascore:
85
User Score:
9.5
The Murder of Sonic the Hedgehog 22.

The Murder of Sonic the Hedgehog

Platform: PC
March 31, 2023
Sonic the Hedgehog...was murdered!? Get to the bottom of the mystery in this brand-new adventure!
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.8
Star Wars Jedi: Survivor 23.

Star Wars Jedi: Survivor

Platform: Xbox Series X
April 28, 2023
Star Wars Jedi: Survivor picks up five years after the events of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. Cal must stay one step ahead of the Empire's constant pursuit as he continues to feel the weight of being one of the last remaining Jedi in the galaxy. Developed by the veteran team at Respawn Entertainment, Jedi: Survivor will expand upon iconic Star Wars stories, worlds, and characters, and thrilling combat first experienced in Jedi: Fallen Order.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
6.1
DREDGE 24.

DREDGE

Platform: Switch
March 30, 2023
Dredge is a fishing adventure with a sinister undercurrent. Sell your catch, upgrade your vessel and dredge the depths for long-buried relics. Explore the stories of the strange locals and discover why some things are best left forgotten. Starting from your new home in a group of islands known as The Marrows, upgrade your engines and set sail for the neighboring regions - each with their own unique fish, personalities and secrets. Dredge up forgotten treasures. Outsmart unremembered terrors. Someone wants very badly to retrieve relics lost to the ocean floor. The work is lucrative, but can you trust them? What will they use the relics for? And will they ever be satisfied? It's not just the sharp rocks and shallow reefs you need to watch out for - keep your eyes on the depths below and the sky above. The biggest threat to your safety might come from within.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.3
Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster: FF35th Anniversary Edition 25.

Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster: FF35th Anniversary Edition

Platform: Switch
May 1, 2023
This highly anticipated set includes the physical packaged version of FINAL FANTASY I-VI COLLECTION (PS4 or NSW), the Anniversary Edition GOODS BOX which contains a vinyl record set featuring newly arranged game music, a specially compiled artbook showcasing beautiful character pixel art, and 8 stylised pixel art character figures, and a bonus lenticular sleeve for the game package.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
7.7
Cassette Beasts 26.

Cassette Beasts

Platform: PC
April 26, 2023
Grab your cassette player, it's time to transform! Collect awesome monster forms to use during turn-based battles in this indie open-world RPG. Combine any two monster forms using Cassette Beasts' Fusion System to create unique and powerful new ones! Welcome to New Wirral, a remote island inhabited by creatures you've only dreamed of, nightmares you hopefully haven't, and a cast of brave folks who use cassette tapes to transform for battle. To find a way home you'll need to explore every inch of the island, and record monsters to tape to gain their abilities!
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.0
Live A Live 27.

Live A Live

Platform: PlayStation 5
April 27, 2023
The legend is alive! LIVE A LIVE, originally only released for the Super Famicom in Japan, is being revived on Nintendo Switch! Experience this legendary RPG for the first time in the west, brought alive in the same HD-2D visual style as OCTOPATH TRAVELER and TRIANGLE STRATEGY. Meet seven heroes, each with their own unique abilities and lives to live across different time periods. Experience their stories in any order you choose, uncovering shocking developments along the way: * Prehistory: A tribesman comes of age in a world without words. * The Wild West: A wanderer with a bounty on his head fights for his life. * Imperial China: A kung fu master searches for a worthy successor. * Twilight of Edo Japan: A shinobi undertakes an important secret mission. * Present Day: A martial artist strives to become the strongest there ever was. * The Near Future: A youth with psychic powers takes a stand against evil. * The Distant Future: A newly built robot is swept up in a tragedy in space. Featuring remastered music from original composer Yoko Shimomura and produced by Takashi Tokita (the director of the Super Famicom version), this remake retains everything that players loved about the original game while also being accessible to newcomers.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
6.0
Anno 1800 Console Edition 28.

Anno 1800 Console Edition

Platform: PlayStation 5
March 16, 2023
Welcome to the 19th century, a time of industrialization, diplomacy, and discovery. Rich with technological innovations, conspiracies, and changing allegiances, this era presents the perfect setting for classic Anno gameplay. Anno 1800 provides players ample opportunity to prove their skills as a ruler as they create huge metropolises, plan efficient logistic networks, settle an exotic new continent, send out expeditions around the globe, and dominate their opponents by diplomacy, trade, or warfare.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
7.1
CONV/RGENCE: A League of Legends Story 29.

CONV/RGENCE: A League of Legends Story

Platform: PC
May 23, 2023
Explore and traverse through the spectacular city of Zaun as Ekko, a young inventor with an ingenious device to manipulate time, in this story-driven action platformer. Play as a young Ekko and realize the full potential of one of League's fan-favorite Champions. Discover different environments with parkour-style traversal while you level up a variety of combat and time abilities to defeat a wide range of enemies in Zaun. Developed by Double Stallion Games, CONV/RGENCE: A League Of Legends Story is a 2D Action Platformer with an incredible art style that focuses on tight dynamic combat and unique exploration opportunities afforded by Ekko's ability to travel in space and time. Convergence.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
tbd
Age of Wonders 4 30.

Age of Wonders 4

Platform: PC
May 2, 2023
Age of Wonders 4 invites players to rule a fantasy realm of their own design, in a blend of strategy, role-playing, and turn-based combat. Powerful Wizard Kings have returned to the realms to reign as gods among mortals, and players will rise to challenge their rule using Tomes of Magic to unleash arcane destruction and evolve their armies, gaining new abilities and forms. For the first time in the series, players can create their own custom factions, and leave their mark on countless worlds through each choice they make. Create the Empire of Your Wildest Fantasies: Craft your followers by combining bodily forms, societal traits, and arcane powers. Build anything from a clan of cannibal halflings to mystic moon elves, or recreate your favourite fantasy tropes. Seek powerful tomes of magic to enchant your armies and see your people physically change as they morph into angelic beings or scions of chaos to face their enemies. Strategy Meets Role-Playing Like Never Before: Every choice opens up new possibilities and tactical advantages; deep, multilayered strategy allows you to try new tactics or explore new powers at every turn. Tactical turn-based battles bring your armies to life, from skirmishes with roaming monsters to vast sieges with many units on each side. Write Your Own Legend: A new event system provides unexpected levels of storytelling for 4X games. See your decisions shape the world around you as you seek glory through brutal domination, cunning alliances, or ultimate arcane knowledge. Your own creations may even appear as potential rivals or allies in subsequent games, as you experience the next chapter in your own story. Make Your Mark on a Vast, Reactive World: Explore a new realm in each session – or create your own! Challenge new variations and combinations of locations and features, from frozen wastelands ruled by ice queens to desolated ruins where dragons roam. With a tremendous variety of empires, units, and environments to keep the game endlessly replayable, Age of Wonders is more open-ended – and mod-friendly – than ever before in the series’ history. [Paradox Interactive]
Metascore:
83
User Score:
7.9
Total War: WARHAMMER III - Forge of the Chaos Dwarfs 31.

Total War: WARHAMMER III - Forge of the Chaos Dwarfs

Platform: PC
April 13, 2023
The Forge of the Chaos Dwarfs campaign pack introduces a new brutal race, the Chaos Dwarfs, into Total War: WARHAMMER III, usable in both the Realm of Chaos and Immortal Empires campaigns. Expand, exploit, and dominate the Warhammer world as Astragoth Ironhand, Drazhoath the Ashen, and Zhatan the Black, collectively boasting unique campaign mechanics, objectives, and units that only the evil minds of the Chaos Dwarfs could forge. With their own frightful agenda to pursue, they do not engage with the Ursun storyline in the Realm of Chaos campaign. • Burn it all down as 3 new Legendary Lords: Astragoth Ironhand, Drazhoath the Ashen, and Zhatan the Black. • Recruit Gorduz Backstabber to sneak behind your foes as the newest Legendary Hero. • Master chaotic magic with the all-new Lore of Hashut. Strike foes down with Hell Hammer or set them ablaze with Burning Wrath. • Construct the Great Drill of Hashut to break open Hashut’s domain and siphon his blood for cataclysmic powers. • Co-operate with your fellow Chaos Dwarfs to obtain District rewards in the Tower of Zharr or usurp others for their Seats in your quest for supremacy. • Command a comprehensive army roster of over 26 new units, featuring the baleful Chaos Dwarf war machine trains and the new K’daai Destroyers, alongside some of the Old World’s cruellest infernal warriors.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
7.7
GhostWire: Tokyo 32.

GhostWire: Tokyo

Platform: Xbox Series X
April 12, 2023
Save a Tokyo under siege by spirits in a new adventure from mastermind Shinji Mikami and the team at Tango Gameworks. Explore the streets of a city filled with spirits and mysterious otherworldly threats, with an arsenal of powerful abilities at your command. Tokyo has become a city under siege; overwhelmed by paranormal threats beyond our understanding. After a devastating occult event leads to the disappearance of 99% of the city's population, only you stand between the loss of this great city and its salvation. After the vanishing, a strange encounter causes your own supernatural abilities to take shape. Explore a beautiful city that blends ultra-modern cityscapes and stunning ancient shrines as you purge the darkness from your home. Armed with a bevy of formidable, upgradeable powers, you will face off against evil spirits (referred to as The Visitors) haunting the city of Tokyo. Spirits like: * Amewarashi: This entity manifests as a young child in a yellow raincoat. Derived from the powerful emotions of sadness caused by being separated from his parents, as well as his innocent yet mischievous spirit, this Visitor will call for help and bring forth fellow spirit when it feels threatened. * Shiromuku: Shiromuku is a traditional type of pure white wedding kimono, and though she may appear to be a bride, this Visitor is actually a physical manifestation of powerful emotions. This Visitor represents regret and strong feelings for a partner she was never able to marry. * Kuchisake: Inspired by an actual urban legend, the Kuchisake-onna is a strong and agile opponent, capable of closing distances quickly to get at you with her large scissor blades. Be careful if she asks you if you find her attractive; there are no right answers there. Each spirit will have its own attack styles and weaknesses, so you'll need to combine your abilities in different ways to suit each unique combat encounter. But the spirits roaming the streets aren't the only threat. At the heart of everything the disappearance of the population, the appearance of the Visitors, and even your own supernatural abilities sits a shadowy group wearing "Hannya" masks. Who are they, what they want and how they will interact with you remains a mystery, and it will be up to you to determine their motives and unveil the mystery.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
7.4
Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key 33.

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

Platform: Switch
March 24, 2023
Ryza and her friends are living their lives on Kurken Island when news of a sudden appearance of a mysterious group of islands in nearby waters arrives. To find a way to save her island, Ryza and her friends will set off on final adventure surrounding the "roots of alchemy." The stage for this adventure is a vast open field! The field is made up of multiple maps that are connected seamlessly. Enjoy this adventure in a vast and ‘living’ field that is one of the largest in the Atelier series. You can do many things with the key! Obtain various types of keys which can be used in different instances of exploration, synthesis, and battle. Each key has a different effect, so use it to enjoy the adventure conveniently!
Metascore:
82
User Score:
9.5
Coffee Talk Episode 2: Hibiscus & Butterfly 34.

Coffee Talk Episode 2: Hibiscus & Butterfly

Platform: Switch
April 20, 2023
Dust off your coffee machine and prepare your warmest smile to meet your customers again in the second episode of the much loved coffee brewing and heart-to-heart talking simulator; Coffee Talk Episode 2: Hibiscus & Butterfly. You are a barista, and your customers aren't always humans. Listen to their stories and influence their hearts with a warm cup of coffee or two.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
tbd
Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key 35.

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

Platform: PlayStation 5
March 24, 2023
Ryza and her friends are living their lives on Kurken Island when news of a sudden appearance of a mysterious group of islands in nearby waters arrives. To find a way to save her island, Ryza and her friends will set off on final adventure surrounding the "roots of alchemy." The stage for this adventure is a vast open field! The field is made up of multiple maps that are connected seamlessly. Enjoy this adventure in a vast and ‘living’ field that is one of the largest in the Atelier series. You can do many things with the key! Obtain various types of keys which can be used in different instances of exploration, synthesis, and battle. Each key has a different effect, so use it to enjoy the adventure conveniently!
Metascore:
82
User Score:
9.4
Advance Wars 1 + 2: Re-Boot Camp 36.

Advance Wars 1 + 2: Re-Boot Camp

Platform: Switch
April 21, 2023
Command an army in strategic, turn-based combat as a tactical adviser for the Orange Star Army. Your expertise is needed as you move land, air, and naval units across the battlefield. Take down enemy squads and capture towns and bases to secure victory and keep the peace. Keep an eye on the game-changing terrain and weather as you lead a variety of units across multiple maps. This remake features two campaigns that cover the events of Advance Wars and Advance Wars 2: Black Hole Rising! Fight alongside capable Commanding Officers. Defend your land with the help of Andy, Max, Sami, and other Commanding Officers, each with their own specialties and CO Powers. Andy can repair units, while Sami can boost the abilities of troops. Your opponents can use CO abilities of their own too! Throughout both campaigns, the COs you meet play a critical role both on the battlefield and in the story. Recruit some friends and see who the superior strategist is When you aren’t busy keeping the peace in one of the two campaign stories, flex your army-commanding chops in Versus Mode**. Up to four players can battle on dozens of maps. Each player chooses a CO from either campaign and can strategically use their CO Powers to turn the tides of battle. Customize your combat with options like funds per allied base and fog of war.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.2
Stranded: Alien Dawn 37.

Stranded: Alien Dawn

Platform: PC
April 25, 2023
Brave a new world in Stranded: Alien Dawn, a planet survival sim placing the fate of a small marooned group in your hands. Forge your story through compelling and immersive strategic gameplay as you make vital decisions to protect your survivors from starvation, disease, extreme weather and more. From basic camps to fortified bases, create a stronghold to defend the survivors from attacks by alien creatures that roam an expansive and deadly alien world. Experience an epic and unpredictable journey.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
tbd
MLB The Show 23 38.

MLB The Show 23

Platform: PlayStation 5
March 24, 2023
MLB® The Show™ 23 gets you closer than ever to living your Baseball dreams on the diamond. Shock The Game and Own The Show™ with your favorite players, your favorite rivalries, and all your favorite MLB® moments.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
7.6
The Last Spell 39.

The Last Spell

Platform: PC
March 9, 2023
War was rampaging all over the land for decades. In a desperate move to end it all, the mages provoked The Cataclysm. Massive balls of pure magic obliterated nearly everything. A strange purple mist propagated everywhere. They say that those who entered the mist were killed, driven mad, or worse Only a few Havens keep up the fight against the hordes of bloodthirsty monsters that come out at night from this damned mist. A few strained heroes protect the walls night after night, until a handful of mages manage to cast The Last Spell and banish all magic from this accursed world. And maybe save us all. Maybe.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.2
Paranormasight: The Seven Mysteries of Honjo 40.

Paranormasight: The Seven Mysteries of Honjo

Platform: PC
March 8, 2023
Shogo Okiie, an ordinary office worker, visits Kinshibori Park in the dead of night with his friend, Yoko Fukunaga, to investigate a well-known local ghost story: The Seven Mysteries of Honjo. Shogo doesn't quite believe Yoko when she talks about how the Mysteries are connected to the Rite of Resurrection and doesn't pay it much mind - that is, until strange events begin to unfold before his very eyes. Meanwhile, several others are making their own investigations into The Seven Mysteries... Detectives investigating a series of strange deaths, a high-school girl seeking the truth behind her classmate's suicide, and a mother who has sworn revenge for her lost son. Their desires and motives intertwine and interplay, with the Seven Mysteries of Honjo at the core, leading the story towards a battle of wits and curses.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
7.9
The Mageseeker: A League of Legends Story 41.

The Mageseeker: A League of Legends Story

Platform: Switch
April 18, 2023
From Digital Sun, creators of Moonlighter, The Mageseeker is an action RPG in the League of Legends universe. Play as Sylas, a mage now freed from years in captivity. Wield the chains that once bound you and liberate Demacia from the Mageseekers' tyranny.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
5.6
Ib 42.

Ib

Platform: Switch
March 9, 2023
A young girl named Ib visits an art gallery with her parents. While perusing the various works of art, Ib suddenly realizes that she is alone. As she searches for someone - anyone - else, the museum begins to change... A 2D exploration adventure game set in a creepy, mysterious art gallery. Inspect the area around you, discovering items and disarming traps to find your way out of the strange gallery.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
7.7
Horizon Forbidden West: Burning Shores 43.

Horizon Forbidden West: Burning Shores

Platform: PlayStation 5
April 19, 2023
Travel beyond the Forbidden West as Aloy’s story continues. Encounter new machines and a compelling new story. South of the Tenakth Clan Lands, millennia of volcanic eruptions and violent seismic activity have carved the ruins of Los Angeles into a treacherous archipelago. Experience the next chapter of Horizon Forbidden West as Aloy pursues a sinister new threat to the planet, hidden among these dangerous, untamed wilds. The Burning Shores DLC contains additional content for Horizon Forbidden West, including new characters and experiences in a stunning yet hazardous new area. To enter the Burning Shores, you must complete the main quest (up to and including Singularity) in the PS5 version of Horizon Forbidden West. Following the main quest, the player will receive a call over Aloy’s Focus, beginning the DLC.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
4.3
The Sims 4: Growing Together 44.

The Sims 4: Growing Together

Platform: PC
March 16, 2023
Browse this pack’s content and get inspired by more fashion, furniture, hairstyles, and décor. Imagine what you’ll make next!
Metascore:
82
User Score:
tbd
The Mageseeker: A League of Legends Story 45.

The Mageseeker: A League of Legends Story

Platform: Xbox Series X
April 18, 2023
From Digital Sun, creators of Moonlighter, The Mageseeker is an action RPG in the League of Legends universe. Play as Sylas, a mage now freed from years in captivity. Wield the chains that once bound you and liberate Demacia from the Mageseekers' tyranny.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
tbd
Darkest Dungeon II 46.

Darkest Dungeon II

Platform: PC
May 8, 2023
Darkest Dungeon II is a roguelike road trip of the damned. Form a party, equip your stagecoach, and set off across a decaying landscape in a last gasp attempt to avert the apocalypse. The greatest dangers you face, however, may come from within...
Metascore:
82
User Score:
5.9
WWE 2K23 47.

WWE 2K23

Platform: PlayStation 5
March 14, 2023
Expanded features, gorgeous graphics, and the ultimate WWE experience. Hit the ring with a deep roster of WWE Superstars and Legends including Roman Reigns, "American Nightmare" Cody Rhodes, Ronda Rousey, Brock Lesnar, "Stone Cold" Steve Austin and more! 2K SHOWCASE: INTERACTIVE SPORTS DOCUMENTARY Play through the key moments and toughest opponents of John Cena’s storied 20-year WWE career. And in a franchise-first, take on the role of each marquee opponent - some of WWE’s greatest of all time - as you aim to take down Mr. Hustle, Loyalty, and Respect. IT’S WARGAMES The fan-favorite action-packed WarGames makes its debut in WWE 2K23 and delivers heart-pounding 3v3 and 4v4 multiplayer mayhem inside two side-by-side rings, surrounded by a double-steel cage! YOUR SHOW, YOUR CHOICES With MyGM, take the reins of a weekly show and compete against rival general managers for brand supremacy. Now featuring more GMs to choose from, additional show options, multiple seasons, expanded match cards, and more match types for up to 4 players. YOU HOLD ALL THE CARDS Collect and upgrade cards of WWE Superstars and Legends to build the ultimate faction and compete for global dominance in MyFACTION, now featuring online multiplayer! DEFINE YOUR FUTURE IN MyRISE Walk through the curtains for your WWE debut and shape your career as a WWE Superstar with the decisions you make along the way through distinct storylines - The Lock and The Legacy.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
7.0
The Legend of Heroes: Trails to Azure 48.

The Legend of Heroes: Trails to Azure

Platform: PlayStation 4
March 14, 2023
Sandwiched between two great powers, the city of Crossbel is the place where the Uroboros group carry out their biggest and darkest schemes. A mysterious drug is spreading its poison across the city, the mafia and the mercenary groups seem to have a role in the crimes. Add a break down to the political order to the mix, and you have complete chaos in your hands. The world becomes more real and the battles become more dangerous in Ao no Kiseki. Feel the rain patter on your skin and enemies creep up to you in the dark.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.3
EVERSPACE 2 49.

EVERSPACE 2

Platform: PC
April 6, 2023
EVERSPACE™ 2 is a fast-paced single-player spaceship shooter with deep exploration in space and on planets, tons of loot, RPG elements, mining, and crafting. Experience a thoughtful story, set in a vivid, handcrafted open world full of secrets, puzzles, and perils.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.0
DREDGE 50.

DREDGE

Platform: PlayStation 5
March 30, 2023
Dredge is a fishing adventure with a sinister undercurrent. Sell your catch, upgrade your vessel and dredge the depths for long-buried relics. Explore the stories of the strange locals and discover why some things are best left forgotten. Someone wants very badly to retrieve relics lost to the ocean floor. The work is lucrative, but can you trust them? What will they use the relics for? And will they ever be satisfied? It's not just the sharp rocks and shallow reefs you need to watch out for - keep your eyes on the depths below and the sky above. The biggest threat to your safety might come from within.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.4
OTXO 51.

OTXO

Platform: PC
April 20, 2023
OTXO (pronounced oh-cho) is a violent top-down shooter with roguelite elements. Play as the protagonist entering an inexplicable mansion in search of his lost love. As you venture deeper into the Mansion, more of its secrets will be unveiled to you. Featureless, unnamed, and without memories of how you came here but you remember why. She's waiting for you somewhere in this Mansion and you cannot leave until you find her. Cut your way through various unique areas and meet new allies as you delve deeper into the mystery, face your inner demons, and annihilate them. With a massive variety of guns, over 100 abilities, and Focus to dodge bullets at your disposal, kick down doors and eviscerate the variety of enemies standing in between you and your mission.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
tbd
WWE 2K23 52.

WWE 2K23

Platform: Xbox Series X
March 14, 2023
Expanded features, gorgeous graphics, and the ultimate WWE experience. Hit the ring with a deep roster of WWE Superstars and Legends including Roman Reigns, "American Nightmare" Cody Rhodes, Ronda Rousey, Brock Lesnar, "Stone Cold" Steve Austin and more! 2K SHOWCASE: INTERACTIVE SPORTS DOCUMENTARY Play through the key moments and toughest opponents of John Cena’s storied 20-year WWE career. And in a franchise-first, take on the role of each marquee opponent - some of WWE’s greatest of all time - as you aim to take down Mr. Hustle, Loyalty, and Respect. IT’S WARGAMES The fan-favorite action-packed WarGames makes its debut in WWE 2K23 and delivers heart-pounding 3v3 and 4v4 multiplayer mayhem inside two side-by-side rings, surrounded by a double-steel cage! YOUR SHOW, YOUR CHOICES With MyGM, take the reins of a weekly show and compete against rival general managers for brand supremacy. Now featuring more GMs to choose from, additional show options, multiple seasons, expanded match cards, and more match types for up to 4 players. YOU HOLD ALL THE CARDS Collect and upgrade cards of WWE Superstars and Legends to build the ultimate faction and compete for global dominance in MyFACTION, now featuring online multiplayer! DEFINE YOUR FUTURE IN MyRISE Walk through the curtains for your WWE debut and shape your career as a WWE Superstar with the decisions you make along the way through distinct storylines - The Lock and The Legacy.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.3
Bayonetta Origins: Cereza and the Lost Demon 53.

Bayonetta Origins: Cereza and the Lost Demon

Platform: Switch
March 17, 2023
Turn back the pages of the Umbra Witch’s story to learn where it all began. Take control of Cereza and her first demon Cheshire to fend off faeries and solve puzzles.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.6
Have a Nice Death 54.

Have a Nice Death

Platform: PC
March 22, 2023
Have a Nice Death is a 2D action roguelike where you play as an overworked Death, whose employees have run rampant, completely throwing off the balance of souls - and his vacation plans. In order to restore order, you'll have to grab your trusty scythe and show your employees who's boss. Since Death can't die, use what you've learned and earned to overcome the numerous minions and bosses in each department of Death Incorporated... over and over. A performance review after every run guarantees that you'll unlock interesting items and upgrades that will help you progress on your journey.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.9
Tin Hearts 55.

Tin Hearts

Platform: Switch
April 20, 2023
Behind every brilliant invention, hides a magical story. Guide a troop of tin soldiers through a magical toy-filled world, in this immersive puzzle adventure game from members of the team that brought you Fable.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.8
Desktop Dungeons: Rewind 56.

Desktop Dungeons: Rewind

Platform: PC
April 18, 2023
Founding a new kingdom isn't easy: it takes cunning, manpower, and lots and lots of gold. How will you pay for the outrageously overpriced taverns and banks? Better descend into the dungeons and steal riches from the deadly inhabitants any way you can. Desktop Dungeons: Rewind bestows bites of tactical roguelike action, which will quickly fester into a deep, lingering, and strategic obsession. Bargain with gods, equip your spoon and pick your battles, before retreating into the healing darkness. But beware... there are still many monsters to face! Desktop Dungeons: Rewind is a modern remastering of the award-winning, bite-sized, tactical dungeon crawler.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
tbd
Honkai: Star Rail 57.

Honkai: Star Rail

Platform: PC
April 26, 2023
Honkai: Star Rail features a game world awaiting discovery with elements of myths and legends blended into the space sci-fi story. Honkai: Star Rail invites players to board the Astral Express and travel across unique worlds, each filled with different adventures and surprises. During the whirlwind trip of a star-chasing ride, players will meet new companions as well as faces familiar to series fans, resolving [Stellaron]-related conflicts, and eventually unraveling the mysteries concealed within. This role-playing game features a newcomer-friendly strategic turn-based combat system and large maps and mazes involving puzzle-solving and exploration, providing players with epic combat and a journey of discovery full of surprises and rewards.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
6.6
Nuclear Blaze 58.

Nuclear Blaze

Platform: Switch
April 28, 2023
The world is burning. Well, not exactly, but the whole region is. As a trained firefighter, you're being air-dropped right in the middle of this hell blaze to investigate and look for survivors. But the unexpected presence of an unknown military facility might somewhat affect your plans. Nuclear Blaze is a unique 2D firefighting game from the creator of Dead Cells, with all the devastating backdrafts, exploding walls and sprinklers you could expect. Fight your way through a mysterious facility and try to keep the blaze under control.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
tbd
Planet of Lana 59.

Planet of Lana

Platform: PC
May 23, 2023
A planet that used to be a place of undisturbed balance between human, nature, and animal has now become something else entirely. The disharmony that had been in the making for hundreds of years has finally arrived in the form of a faceless army. But this is not a story about war. This is a story about a vibrant, beautiful planet - and the journey to keep it that way. Planet of Lana is a cinematic puzzle adventure framed by an epic sci-fi saga that stretches across centuries and galaxies.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.8
Ys IX: Monstrum Nox 60.

Ys IX: Monstrum Nox

Platform: PlayStation 5
May 9, 2023
While imprisoned in Balduq, Adol is cursed and becomes a Monstrum. With his newfound powers, he must stop the Grimwald Nox from consuming the city. Feared Protectors: Play as any of the six notorious Monstrum, each with their own unique Gifts that grant abilities such as scaling sheer walls or detecting hidden objects to protect the city from shadowy creatures. The World Within the Walls: Explore the massive city, accept quests to aid the townsfolk, and enter the Grimwald Nox to vanquish the threats to Balduq. Strength of the Night: Familiar mechanics such as Flash Dodge and Flash Guard allow you to outmaneuver your foes, while new additions such as Gifts and Boost Mode further augment your ability to fight. Story "What is real is defined by what is not.Who one is defined by who one isn't." To move forward, one must accept these truths. "Yes, in this prisonthis cradle my dreams and reality became one." 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 Monstrum 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:
tbd
Bramble: The Mountain King 61.

Bramble: The Mountain King

Platform: PlayStation 5
April 27, 2023
Bramble The Mountain King is a grim adventure set in a world inspired by dark, Nordic fables. Explore the beautiful yet dangerous and twisted land of Bramble in your endeavour to rescue your sister. Traverse a wondrous landscape and survive deadly encounters with Bramble's many hideous creatures.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.3
Hunt the Night 62.

Hunt the Night

Platform: PC
April 12, 2023
Hunt the Night is a retro-style action-adventure game that combines a fast, skilled gameplay with dark fantasy lore. Play as Vesper, a virtuous member of 'The Stalkers,' and explore the vast world of Medhram, a place filled with ruins and horrors. Go through dungeons full of gruesome enemies, fight challenging bosses, and use your arsenal of weapons and dark powers to take back the Night.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
tbd
Wildfrost 63.

Wildfrost

Platform: PC
April 12, 2023
Take on the elements in Wildfrost, a tactical roguelike deckbuilder! Journey across a frozen tundra, collecting cards strong enough to banish the eternal winter.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
5.8
DREDGE 64.

DREDGE

Platform: PC
March 30, 2023
Dredge is a fishing adventure with a sinister undercurrent. Sell your catch, upgrade your vessel and dredge the depths for long-buried relics. Explore the stories of the strange locals and discover why some things are best left forgotten. Starting from your new home in a group of islands known as The Marrows, upgrade your engines and set sail for the neighboring regions - each with their own unique fish, personalities and secrets. Dredge up forgotten treasures. Outsmart unremembered terrors. Someone wants very badly to retrieve relics lost to the ocean floor. The work is lucrative, but can you trust them? What will they use the relics for? And will they ever be satisfied? It's not just the sharp rocks and shallow reefs you need to watch out for - keep your eyes on the depths below and the sky above. The biggest threat to your safety might come from within.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.1
Planet of Lana 65.

Planet of Lana

Platform: Xbox Series X
May 23, 2023
A planet that used to be a place of undisturbed balance between human, nature, and animal has now become something else entirely. The disharmony that had been in the making for hundreds of years has finally arrived in the form of a faceless army. But this is not a story about war. This is a story about a vibrant, beautiful planet - and the journey to keep it that way. Planet of Lana is a cinematic puzzle adventure framed by an epic sci-fi saga that stretches across centuries and galaxies.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.1
Wartales 66.

Wartales

Platform: PC
April 12, 2023
It has been a hundred years since the world saw the fall of the once great Edoran Empire at the hands of an unprecedented plague that swept the nation. In the turmoil and uncertainty that has followed, mercenary work, banditry and thievery across the land is abundant, as honor has long since become an almost entirely forgotten virtue. Now, prepare to lead a group of unscrupulous characters who revel in such activity in a massive open world where combat, death and a thirst for riches will shape and define your day to day life. You are not special, the chosen one or a once in a millennia hero ushering in a new era of peace. Your goal is solely to survive and thrive in this harsh and hostile world. Only the bravest and most ambitious can hope to see their story written in the Wartales!
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.4
Terra Nil 67.

Terra Nil

Platform: PC
March 28, 2023
Terra Nil, from eco-warriors Free Lives (Broforce) and recycled publisher Devolver Digital, presents players with the task of environmental rejuvenation. Begin with the water system, slowly purify the soil, and cultivate pioneer greenery. Embark on more ambitious tasks, restore biodiversity, fix the climate, introduce wildlife, and finally recycle all the structures you used to get there, leaving the environment pristine. Each region of the game has its own flavour and procedural generation palette. Yet even within a region, no two playthroughs will be the same. Navigate sprawling, verdant, hand-painted environments where everything but the rocks move and breathe. A meditative soundtrack and stunning audio palette will accompany your efforts.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
6.6
Before Your Eyes 68.

Before Your Eyes

Platform: PlayStation 5
March 10, 2023
Before Your Eyes is a first person narrative adventure which tells the story of a soul's journey into the afterlife using a new and innovative form of interactionyour real-life blinks. The story begins after your death, aboard the ship of a mythical Ferryman tasked with shepherding souls to the afterlife. In order to help you pass on, he must first learn the story of your life. The game uses your webcam to immerse you in this story in a way you've never experienced before. You will learn to control the flow of the narrative with your actual eyes blinking through precious memories of family, first love, and the rise of an artistic career. But soon the Ferryman will suspect you aren't showing him everything he needs to see. So he will force you deeper into the dark recesses of your most repressed memories, ultimately revealing a heartbreaking truth.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
8.0
Nuclear Blaze 69.

Nuclear Blaze

Platform: Xbox One
April 28, 2023
The world is burning. Well, not exactly, but the whole region is. As a trained firefighter, you're being air-dropped right in the middle of this hell blaze to investigate and look for survivors. But the unexpected presence of an unknown military facility might somewhat affect your plans. Nuclear Blaze is a unique 2D firefighting game from the creator of Dead Cells, with all the devastating backdrafts, exploding walls and sprinklers you could expect. Fight your way through a mysterious facility and try to keep the blaze under control.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
tbd
Coffee Talk Episode 2: Hibiscus & Butterfly 70.

Coffee Talk Episode 2: Hibiscus & Butterfly

Platform: PC
April 20, 2023
Dust off your coffee machine and prepare your warmest smile to meet your customers again in the second episode of the much loved coffee brewing and heart-to-heart talking simulator; Coffee Talk Episode 2: Hibiscus & Butterfly. You are a barista, and your customers aren't always humans. Listen to their stories and influence their hearts with a warm cup of coffee or two.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
6.9
Afterimage 71.

Afterimage

Platform: PC
April 25, 2023
One of the supreme deities created this vast world called Engardin, upon which natural wonders lie everywhere: gigantic volcanoes, steep canyons, deep seas and a tower that soars into the clouds... Encounter fantastic creatures during your journey: giant beasts wandering in fire, and spirits lurking in the depth of complicated labyrinths... Learn about your new friends, get to know their pasts and the agendas they hold. Engardin is alive with unknown secrets. Venture forth and feel free to explore wherever you like as a brave adventurer. Find out the stories that link each area, discover a concealed history and the truth of the world.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
6.5
Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection 72.

Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection

Platform: PlayStation 4
April 14, 2023
All 10 mainline games in the Mega Man Battle Network series return! The year is 200X. Rapid growth of internet technology has given rise to Network Society. People carry with them PETs, mobile devices equipped with sentient programs called NetNavis, which they use in order to enjoy the many benefits the network provides. But even though the network has improved their way of life it has also brought with it new outlets for cybercrime. The protagonist, Lan Hikari, and his NetNavi, MegaMan.EXE, must work together to solve numerous incidents.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
4.3
GrimGrimoire OnceMore 73.

GrimGrimoire OnceMore

Platform: Switch
April 4, 2023
GrimGrimoire is a magic fantasy real-time strategy game in which a young wizard girl named Lillet struggles to uncover the truth in order to avoid reliving the same five days and impending disaster. Developed by Vanillaware and published by Nippon Ichi Software, it was first released in 2007. Resurrected as GrimGrimoire OnceMore for PlayStation 4 and Switch, this remastered release features high-resolution graphics and new systems that make the game more enjoyable, including "Great Magic" that can turn the tides in battle and a "Skill Tree" to strengthen your familiars. Please look forward to GrimGrimoire OnceMore, now more beautiful, vivid, and easier to play than ever.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
tbd
Star Wars Jedi: Survivor 74.

Star Wars Jedi: Survivor

Platform: PC
April 27, 2023
Star Wars Jedi: Survivor picks up five years after the events of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. Cal must stay one step ahead of the Empire's constant pursuit as he continues to feel the weight of being one of the last remaining Jedi in the galaxy. Developed by the veteran team at Respawn Entertainment, Jedi: Survivor will expand upon iconic Star Wars stories, worlds, and characters, and thrilling combat first experienced in Jedi: Fallen Order.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
3.0
Puzzle Bobble Everybubble! 75.

Puzzle Bobble Everybubble!

Platform: Switch
May 23, 2023
The story of Puzzle Bobble Everybubble! brings Bub, Bob, Peb, and Pab to Rainbow Island, where Miniroon, a mysterious character similar to Bub lives. One day, Miniroon suddenly starts to emit a large number of bubbles, covering the whole island and causing problems for its residents. Time for our four friendly bubble dragons to step in and help Miniroon, whose bubble-blowing is bad news for the island! To clear each stage, players need to remove bubbles by connecting three or more of the same color - either on their own or with the help of fun and entertaining items and gimmicks.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
7.4
Etrian Odyssey Origins Collection 76.

Etrian Odyssey Origins Collection

Platform: Switch
June 1, 2023
Explore the rich beginnings of this RPG franchise with remasters of three timeless adventures that inspire players to go on a journey of discovery, mapping deep dungeons, and building customized parties for exploring and engaging in tactical combat. Play as the leader of a guild of adventurers, searching for rare treasures and secrets within the depths of a vast, sprawling labyrinth. Traverse and draw a map of the environment while encountering enemies large and small in turn-based combat, then return to town to rest, sell materials for better equipment, and manage your party, selecting from a collection of heroes to build the right team for the job.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
tbd
The Mageseeker: A League of Legends Story 77.

The Mageseeker: A League of Legends Story

Platform: PC
April 18, 2023
From Digital Sun, creators of Moonlighter, The Mageseeker is an action RPG in the League of Legends universe. Play as Sylas, a mage now freed from years in captivity. Wield the chains that once bound you and liberate Demacia from the Mageseekers' tyranny.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
7.2
Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection 78.

Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection

Platform: Switch
April 14, 2023
All 10 mainline games in the Mega Man Battle Network series return! The year is 200X. Rapid growth of internet technology has given rise to Network Society. People carry with them PETs, mobile devices equipped with sentient programs called NetNavis, which they use in order to enjoy the many benefits the network provides. But even though the network has improved their way of life it has also brought with it new outlets for cybercrime. The protagonist, Lan Hikari, and his NetNavi, MegaMan.EXE, must work together to solve numerous incidents.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
6.9
Have a Nice Death 79.

Have a Nice Death

Platform: Switch
March 22, 2023
Have a Nice Death is a 2D action roguelike where you play as an overworked Death, whose employees have run rampant, completely throwing off the balance of souls - and his vacation plans. In order to restore order, you'll have to grab your trusty scythe and show your employees who's boss. Since Death can't die, use what you've learned and earned to overcome the numerous minions and bosses in each department of Death Incorporated... over and over. A performance review after every run guarantees that you'll unlock interesting items and upgrades that will help you progress on your journey.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
7.4
Hot Wheels: Rift Rally 80.

Hot Wheels: Rift Rally

Platform: PlayStation 5
March 14, 2023
Hot Wheels: Rift Rally puts players behind the wheel of their favorite Hot Wheels vehicles using the Chameleon RC car, which can digitally transform into more than 140 vehicle variations. This includes iconic Hot Wheels such as Twin Mill™, Bone Shaker™, Mach Speeder™, Gotta Go™, and more fan favorites, as well as several Rift Rally original vehicles. In Hot Wheels: Rift Rally, players have two ways to play. In Campaign mode, players set up Rift Gates to create the ultimate mixed reality track and explore different challenge maps where there are multiple challenges to complete and races to race. In Stunt mode, players drive and stunt the Chameleon without gates as they chain together drifts, wheelies, and burnouts to hit high scores and earn rewards.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
tbd
Forza Horizon 5: Rally Adventure 81.

Forza Horizon 5: Rally Adventure

Platform: Xbox Series X
March 29, 2023
Drive purpose-built rally monsters and conquer the rugged Sierra Nueva. Join three rally teams and attack Horizon's most thrilling routes ever in Horizon Rally and Horizon Races. Feel the intensity of massive dust trails and deformable sand roads in 10 new cars and experience the bursting flames of anti-lag. Explore dramatic craters, an abandoned quarry and an entirely smashable palm forest.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
6.1
Tchia 82.

Tchia

Platform: PC
March 21, 2023
A Tropical Open-World adventure. Climb, glide, swim, and sail your boat around a beautiful archipelago in this physics-driven sandbox. Use Tchia's special ability to take control of any animal or object you can find, and Jam on your fully playable Ukulele. A game inspired by New Caledonia.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
6.0
Tchia 83.

Tchia

Platform: PlayStation 5
March 21, 2023
A Tropical Open-World adventure. Climb, glide, swim, and sail your boat around a beautiful archipelago in this physics-driven sandbox. Use Tchia's special ability to take control of any animal or object you can find, and Jam on your fully playable Ukulele. A game inspired by New Caledonia.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
6.6
The Mageseeker: A League of Legends Story 84.

The Mageseeker: A League of Legends Story

Platform: PlayStation 5
April 18, 2023
From Digital Sun, creators of Moonlighter, The Mageseeker is an action RPG in the League of Legends universe. Play as Sylas, a mage now freed from years in captivity. Wield the chains that once bound you and liberate Demacia from the Mageseekers' tyranny.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
tbd
Coffee Talk Episode 2: Hibiscus & Butterfly 85.

Coffee Talk Episode 2: Hibiscus & Butterfly

Platform: Xbox Series X
April 20, 2023
Dust off your coffee machine and prepare your warmest smile to meet your customers again in the second episode of the much loved coffee brewing and heart-to-heart talking simulator; Coffee Talk Episode 2: Hibiscus & Butterfly. You are a barista, and your customers aren't always humans. Listen to their stories and influence their hearts with a warm cup of coffee or two.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
7.9
System Shock 86.

System Shock

Platform: PC
May 30, 2023
[Also known as "System Shock Remake"] You're a renowned hacker, the most notorious cyberspace thief in the corporate world. Caught during a risky break-in, you become indentured to a greedy TriOptimum executive. After six months in a healing coma, you awaken to the twisted aftermath of a terrible disaster. Where are the surgeons? Why is the station in such disrepair? Slowly, the chilling realization that something is very wrong creeps over you. Once a prime corporate research facility, Citadel Station now teems with mindless cyborgs, robots and terribly mutated beings, all programmed to serve SHODAN, a ruthless A.I. There's scarcely time to think before it unleashes the first terror...
Metascore:
77
User Score:
8.3
Contraband Police 87.

Contraband Police

Platform: PC
March 8, 2023
You are a border police inspector in a communist country of the early 1980s. Every second driver is a smuggler and the vehicles are stuffed with hidden contraband. Documents, vehicles, cargo.. everything is a subject to detailed control...
Metascore:
77
User Score:
7.0
EA Sports PGA Tour 88.

EA Sports PGA Tour

Platform: PlayStation 5
April 4, 2023
Compete in PGA TOUR events like all three legs of the FedExCup Playoffs and THE PLAYERS Championship. Additional experiences include the LPGA, U.S. Amatuer Championship, and the Korn Ferry Tour. EA SPORTS PGA TOUR is the only place to play the MASTERS Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club. Discover the best golfing destinations around the world and play championship courses, from Pebble Beach to St Andrews. EA SPORTS PGA TOUR is the first-ever video game to integrate ShotLink data, resulting in unrivaled gameplay authenticity.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
6.7
Lunark 89.

Lunark

Platform: Switch
March 30, 2023
A pulp adventure set in the midst of a rebellion against a totalitarian regime. You play as Leo, a lonely young orphan with unique physical and physiological characteristics that arouse the curiosity - if not the hatred - of its fellow citizens. You'll help him fulfill his destiny in the midst of a rebellion against LUNARK, and meet a wide cast of colorful characters, stuck on either side of the escalating conflict. LUNARK is a 2D cinematic platformer in the vein of the '90s classics. Run, jump, and shoot your way through gorgeous and mysterious locations!
Metascore:
77
User Score:
tbd
DC's Justice League: Cosmic Chaos 90.

DC's Justice League: Cosmic Chaos

Platform: PlayStation 5
March 10, 2023
This brand new, action packed, family friendly title starring the iconic DC Super Hero team will be unleashed next year on consoles and PC.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
tbd
Dead Island 2 91.

Dead Island 2

Platform: Xbox Series X
April 21, 2023
Dead Island 2 is stylish, vibrant and flooded with zombie infection. Explore iconic, gore-drenched Los Angeles. Meet larger-than-life characters. Slay countless foes in exquisitely bloody detail. And evolve to become the ultimate Zombie Slayer! A deadly virus is spreading across Los Angeles, turning inhabitants into zombies. Bitten, infected, but more than just immune, uncover the truth behind the outbreak and discover who -or what- you are. Los Angeles is in quarantine and the military have retreated. Only you, and the handful of others who happen to be resistant to the pathogen, hold the future of the city (and humanity) in the balance. Features: Explore HELL-A – Dead Island 2 takes players across the most iconic locations of the City of Angels, now stained with horror, in an exciting pulp journey from the verdant suburbia of Beverly Hills to the quirky promenade of Venice Beach. Brutal Melee Sandbox – Combat delivers the most intense, visceral and gory first person experience possible, with plenty of weapons and tactical (and brutal) options to chew your way through the zombie horde. Whether you’re slicing, smashing, burning or ripping, we want you to truly feel it. Be the Ultimate Zombie Slayer – There are six characters to choose from, each with their own unique personality and dialogues. You can fully customize the abilities of each Slayer, with our brand-new skill system allowing you to re-spec instantly and try out the craziest builds. Zombie Infestation – Ready to experience the most advanced dismemberment system in games? Our LA is crawling with zombies that look and react realistically. These mutated wretches are the reanimated, rotten heart of Dead Island 2 with dozens of distinct zombie types, each with their own mutations, attacks and hundreds of visual LA-themed variants. Our monsters are relentless, challenging, and true Los Angelinos. Will you be able to survive? A Cinematic Co-op Adventure – As a proper RPG experience, Dead Island 2 offers plenty of exciting quests, a crazy cast of characters, and a thrilling pulp story, to truly immerse you in its twisted universe. Re-playability is guaranteed. Add an over-the-top co-op mode for up to three players, and you’ll stay in LA for a very long (and gory) trip.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
8.0
Meet Your Maker 92.

Meet Your Maker

Platform: PC
April 4, 2023
You are the Custodian of the Chimera, a living experiment created as a last resort to save life on Earth. Enter a tactical battle for the planet's most coveted resource and the key to your Chimera's evolution: pure Genetic Material. Construct and fortify brutal Outposts to extract and guard your Genmat. Infiltrate and outsmart other players' Outposts to gather more. Adapt, upgrade, and evolve... or die trying. Meet Your Maker is a post-apocalyptic first-person building-and-raiding game where every level is designed by players. Switch between roles as you mastermind devious maze-like Outposts filled with traps and guards, then gear up for methodical fast-paced combat raiding other players' creations.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
7.3
DC's Justice League: Cosmic Chaos 93.

DC's Justice League: Cosmic Chaos

Platform: Xbox Series X
March 10, 2023
This brand new, action packed, family friendly title starring the iconic DC Super Hero team will be unleashed next year on consoles and PC.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
tbd
Assault Suits Valken Declassified 94.

Assault Suits Valken Declassified

Platform: Switch
March 30, 2023
The original Assault Suits Valken was censored and edited for its international release as Cybernator. This new Declassified version finally offers the original Assault Suits Valken officially translated into English for the first time. In addition, a recreation of the original 80-page Japanese guidebook has been translated into English and included in this release, of which 40 pages cover the game's backstory. Following that, this Declassified release offers new artwork from the game's character designer Satoshi Urushihara and never before seen production artwork. The original and arranged soundtracks are also available to play in the game's music player, along with a new interview with Satoshi Nakai about the original game's mecha design.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
tbd
Trinity Trigger 95.

Trinity Trigger

Platform: Switch
April 25, 2023
Trinity Trigger is an all-new action role-playing game combining the look and feel of iconic RPGs of the '90s with an emphasis on fast-paced, customizable combat. Players take control of three young heroes as they attempt to defy fate and save the continent of Trinitia. Accompanying them are the Triggers, strange creatures with the unique ability to transform into eight types of weapons that players must master if they hope to be successful on their quest. Whether playing alone or with up to two friends via local co-op, explore diverse biomes and dungeons, strategize to exploit enemy weaknesses, and change your destiny!
Metascore:
76
User Score:
8.0
Tin Hearts 96.

Tin Hearts

Platform: PC
May 16, 2023
Guide squads of tin soldiers to safety through this magical toy filled world. A beautiful VR puzzle game with a heartfelt story. Are you guiding the soldiers or are they guiding you?
Metascore:
76
User Score:
tbd
Afterimage 97.

Afterimage

Platform: PlayStation 5
April 25, 2023
One of the supreme deities created this vast world called Engardin, upon which natural wonders lie everywhere: gigantic volcanoes, steep canyons, deep seas and a tower that soars into the clouds... Encounter fantastic creatures during your journey: giant beasts wandering in fire, and spirits lurking in the depth of complicated labyrinths... Learn about your new friends, get to know their pasts and the agendas they hold. Engardin is alive with unknown secrets. Venture forth and feel free to explore wherever you like as a brave adventurer. Find out the stories that link each area, discover a concealed history and the truth of the world.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
7.8
Strayed Lights 98.

Strayed Lights

Platform: PlayStation 5
April 25, 2023
Strayed Lights is an atmospheric action-adventure with fluid combat and an intricate world imbued with mystery. You are a tiny, growing light seeking transcendence. Explore a land of otherworldly ruins and glowing trees, where entities of flickering lights and luminescent shadows reside. Challenge rogue shadow creatures in fast-paced, rewarding combat. Use a fluid mix of parries and dodges to absorb their energy levels until you can unleash an ultra energy attack. Shift your light from blue to orange in sync with enemies using timed parries, then push energy back at them in vivid finishers.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
tbd
Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened 99.

Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened

Platform: PlayStation 5
April 11, 2023
Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened remake sees a young Sherlock take on his first major case alongside his newly acquainted sidekick, John Watson. What seems like a straightforward case of a missing person quickly spirals into a web of conspiracies by a nefarious cult that worships the eldritch god Cthulhu and are attempting to bring about an ancient prophecy. The game will take the detective duo across four locations - Victorian London, a Swiss psych ward, the New Orleans bayous, and the Scottish Highlands - as they try to separate reality from the supernatural while trying to put a stop to these shadowy madmen.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
7.7
Bramble: The Mountain King 100.

Bramble: The Mountain King

Platform: PC
April 27, 2023
Bramble The Mountain King takes you on a gripping and unsettling journey through stunning environments. Take on the role of Olle, a young boy setting off to rescue his sister, kidnapped by a dreaded troll. Not everything in Bramble is exactly how it seems - in this strange land with creatures big and small, you must be careful when to approach and when to hide. Many hungry and spiteful beasts lurk in these forests and caves. Call upon the Spark of Courage, an enchanted fragment granting the gifts you need to endure the pitfalls and trials in your path. Defeat the horrid creatures you encounter in different and unique ways. Be warned, courage without kindness can take you down a dark path.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
6.3

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Highest of the Month
  1. 93

    Street Fighter 6

  2. 92

    Diablo IV

  3. 92

    Street Fighter 6

  4. 89

    Street Fighter 6

  5. 87

    Diablo IV

Lowest of the Month
  1. 48

    Loop8: Summer of Gods

    • Release Date: Jun 6, 2023
    • Rating: T
    • Platform: Switch
  2. 78

    Etrian Odyssey Origins Collection

  3. 87

    Diablo IV

  4. 87

    Diablo IV

  5. 89

    Street Fighter 6