Game Releases by User Score


Tetris Effect: Connected 1.

Tetris Effect: Connected

Platform: Switch
October 8, 2021
Tetris Effect: Connected is the original Tetris Effect with all-new co-op and competitive online and local multiplayer modes. This is Tetris like you've never seen it, or heard it, or felt it beforean incredibly addictive, unique and breathtakingly gorgeous reinvention of one of the most popular puzzle games of all time.
Metascore:
95
User Score:
8.7
Hades 2.

Hades

Platform: Xbox Series X
August 13, 2021
Defy the god of the dead as you hack and slash out of the Underworld in this rogue-like dungeon crawler from the creators of Bastion, Transistor, and Pyre. Hades is a god-like rogue-like dungeon crawler that combines the best aspects of Supergiant's critically acclaimed titles, including the fast-paced action of Bastion, the rich atmosphere and depth of Transistor, and the character-driven storytelling of Pyre. BATTLE OUT OF HELL As the immortal Prince of the Underworld, you'll wield the powers and mythic weapons of Olympus to break free from the clutches of the god of the dead himself, while growing stronger and unraveling more of the story with each unique escape attempt. UNLEASH THE FURY OF OLYMPUS The Olympians have your back! Meet Zeus, Athena, Poseidon, and many more, and choose from their dozens of powerful Boons that enhance your abilities. There are thousands of viable character builds to discover as you go. BEFRIEND GODS, GHOSTS, AND MONSTERS A fully-voiced cast of colorful, larger-than-life characters is waiting to meet you! Grow your relationships with them, and experience thousands of unique story events as you learn about what's really at stake for this big, dysfunctional family. BUILT FOR REPLAYABILITY New surprises await each time you delve into the ever-shifting Underworld, whose guardian bosses will remember you. Use the powerful Mirror of Night to grow permanently stronger, and give yourself a leg up the next time you run away from home. NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE Permanent upgrades mean you don't have to be a god yourself to experience the exciting combat and gripping story. Though, if you happen to be one, crank up the challenge and get ready for some white-knuckle action that will put your well-practiced skills to the test. SIGNATURE SUPERGIANT STYLE The rich, atmospheric presentation and unique melding of gameplay and narrative that's been core to Supergiant's games is here in full force: spectacular hand-painted environments and a blood-pumping original score bring the Underworld to life.
Metascore:
93
User Score:
8.5
Hades 3.

Hades

Platform: PlayStation 5
August 13, 2021
Defy the god of the dead as you hack and slash out of the Underworld in this rogue-like dungeon crawler from the creators of Bastion, Transistor, and Pyre. Hades is a god-like rogue-like dungeon crawler that combines the best aspects of Supergiant's critically acclaimed titles, including the fast-paced action of Bastion, the rich atmosphere and depth of Transistor, and the character-driven storytelling of Pyre. BATTLE OUT OF HELL. As the immortal Prince of the Underworld, you'll wield the powers and mythic weapons of Olympus to break free from the clutches of the god of the dead himself, while growing stronger and unraveling more of the story with each unique escape attempt. UNLEASH THE FURY OF OLYMPUS The Olympians have your back! Meet Zeus, Athena, Poseidon, and many more, and choose from their dozens of powerful Boons that enhance your abilities. There are thousands of viable character builds to discover as you go. BEFRIEND GODS, GHOSTS, AND MONSTERS A fully-voiced cast of colorful, larger-than-life characters is waiting to meet you! Grow your relationships with them, and experience thousands of unique story events as you learn about what's really at stake for this big, dysfunctional family. BUILT FOR REPLAYABILITY New surprises await each time you delve into the ever-shifting Underworld, whose guardian bosses will remember you. Use the powerful Mirror of Night to grow permanently stronger, and give yourself a leg up the next time you run away from home. NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE Permanent upgrades mean you don't have to be a god yourself to experience the exciting combat and gripping story. Though, if you happen to be one, crank up the challenge and get ready for some white-knuckle action that will put your well-practiced skills to the test. SIGNATURE SUPERGIANT STYLE The rich, atmospheric presentation and unique melding of gameplay and narrative that's been core to Supergiant's games is here in full force: spectacular hand-painted environments and a blood-pumping original score bring the Underworld to life.
Metascore:
93
User Score:
8.5
Psychonauts 2 4.

Psychonauts 2

Platform: Xbox One
August 25, 2021
Razputin Aquato, trained acrobat and powerful young psychic, has realized his life long dream of joining the international psychic espionage organization known as the Psychonauts! But these psychic super spies are in trouble. Their leader hasn't been the same since he was kidnapped, and what's worse, there's a mole hiding in headquarters. Raz must use his powers to stop the mole before they execute their secret plan--to bring the murderous psychic villain, Maligula, back from the dead.
Metascore:
91
User Score:
5.6
Synth Riders 5.

Synth Riders

Platform: PlayStation 4
August 10, 2021
Synth Riders is your freestyle dancing VR rhythm alternative. Lose yourself in the incredible music, ride the rails, meet friends in the multiplayer, and become a part of the VR rhythm revolution!
Metascore:
89
User Score:
tbd
Metroid Dread 6.

Metroid Dread

Platform: Switch
October 8, 2021
Join intergalactic bounty hunter Samus Aran in her first new 2D Metroid™ story in 19 years. Samus’ story continues after the events of the Metroid™ Fusion game when she descends upon planet ZDR to investigate a mysterious transmission sent to the Galactic Federation. The remote planet has become overrun by vicious alien lifeforms and chilling mechanical menaces. Samus is more agile and capable than ever, but can she overcome the inhuman threat stalking the depths of ZDR? Face off against unrelenting E.M.M.I. robots Once DNA-extracting research machines, the imposing E.M.M.I. are now hunting Samus down. Tensions are high as you evade these E.M.M.I. to avoid a cruel death while finding a way to take them down. Find out what turned these robotic wonders into the scourge of ZDR and escape with your life. Feel Samus’ power grow as you gain maneuvers and abilities Acquire new and familiar abilities as you traverse the many environments of this dangerous world. Parkour over obstacles, slide through tight spaces, counter enemies, and battle your way through the planet. Return to areas and use your new abilities to find upgrades, alternate paths, and a way forward. Explore the sprawling map, evade and destroy E.M.M.I. robots, and overcome the dread plaguing ZDR.
Metascore:
89
User Score:
8.8
Psychonauts 2 7.

Psychonauts 2

Platform: PC
August 25, 2021
Razputin Aquato, trained acrobat and powerful young psychic, has realized his life long dream of joining the international psychic espionage organization known as the Psychonauts! But these psychic super spies are in trouble. Their leader hasn't been the same since he was kidnapped, and what's worse, there's a mole hiding in headquarters. Raz must use his powers to stop the mole before they execute their secret plan--to bring the murderous psychic villain, Maligula, back from the dead.
Metascore:
89
User Score:
6.8
Deathloop 8.

Deathloop

Platform: PlayStation 5
September 14, 2021
If at first you don't succeed Die, Die Again. From the team at Arkane Lyon comes an innovative take on first-person action. "DEATHLOOP" transports players to the lawless island of Blackreef in an eternal struggle between two extraordinary assassins. Explore stunning environments and meticulously designed levels in an immersive gameplay experience that lets you approach every situation any way you like. Hunt down targets all over the island in an effort to put an end to the cycle once and for all, and remember, if at first you don't succeed die, die again.
Metascore:
88
User Score:
6.4
Ghost of Tsushima: Director's Cut 9.

Ghost of Tsushima: Director's Cut

Platform: PlayStation 5
August 20, 2021
Ghost of Tsushima Director's Cut includes: Ghost of Tsushima full game; Iki Island expansion: New story, mini-games, enemy types and more*; Legends online co-op mode; Downloadable content: Digital mini art book, Director's commentary, One Technique Point, Charm of Hachiman's Favor, Hero of Tsushima Skin Set. PS5 Features: Dynamic 4K resolution targeting 60fps (requires compatible 4K TV or display). DualSense™ wireless controller haptic feedback and adaptive trigger resistance. 3D Audio (with analog or USB stereo headphones). Lip sync for Japanese voiceover. Ability to transfer PS4 saved progress to PS5 game.
Metascore:
88
User Score:
6.7
Deathloop 10.

Deathloop

Platform: PC
September 14, 2021
If at first you don't succeed Die, Die Again. From the team at Arkane Lyon comes an innovative take on first-person action. "DEATHLOOP" transports players to the lawless island of Blackreef in an eternal struggle between two extraordinary assassins. Explore stunning environments and meticulously designed levels in an immersive gameplay experience that lets you approach every situation any way you like. Hunt down targets all over the island in an effort to put an end to the cycle once and for all, and remember, if at first you don't succeed die, die again.
Metascore:
87
User Score:
4.8
Quake Remastered 11.

Quake Remastered

Platform: Switch
August 19, 2021
The remastered version of Quake is here.
Metascore:
87
User Score:
8.2
Psychonauts 2 12.

Psychonauts 2

Platform: Xbox Series X
August 25, 2021
Razputin Aquato, trained acrobat and powerful young psychic, has realized his life long dream of joining the international psychic espionage organization known as the Psychonauts! But these psychic super spies are in trouble. Their leader hasn't been the same since he was kidnapped, and what's worse, there's a mole hiding in headquarters. Raz must use his powers to stop the mole before they execute their secret plan--to bring the murderous psychic villain, Maligula, back from the dead.
Metascore:
87
User Score:
7.5
Tales of Arise 13.

Tales of Arise

Platform: Xbox Series X
September 10, 2021
Challenge the Fate That Binds You On the planet Dahna, reverence has always been given to Rena, the planet in the sky, as a land of the righteous and divine. Stories handed down for generations became truth and masked reality for the people of Dahna. For 300 years, Rena has ruled over Dahna, pillaging the planet of its resources and stripping people of their dignity and freedom. Our tale begins with two people, born on different worlds, each looking to change their fate and create a new future. Featuring a new cast of characters, updated combat, and classic Tales of gameplay mechanics, experience the next chapter in the world-famous Tale of series, Tales of Arise. The Next Chapter Experience the next chapter in the Tales of series, brought to life in stunning HD powered by Unreal Engine 4 Dynamic Action Dynamic Action RPG featuring an updated battle system that retains classic Tales of gameplay A New Tale Awaits Rich story featuring a vibrant world and new cast of characters Stunning Visuals High quality animation created by Ufotable
Metascore:
87
User Score:
8.9
Psychonauts 2 14.

Psychonauts 2

Platform: PlayStation 4
August 25, 2021
Razputin Aquato, trained acrobat and powerful young psychic, has realized his life long dream of joining the international psychic espionage organization known as the Psychonauts! But these psychic super spies are in trouble. Their leader hasn't been the same since he was kidnapped, and what's worse, there's a mole hiding in headquarters. Raz must use his powers to stop the mole before they execute their secret plan--to bring the murderous psychic villain, Maligula, back from the dead.
Metascore:
87
User Score:
4.9
Tales of Arise 15.

Tales of Arise

Platform: PlayStation 5
September 10, 2021
Challenge the Fate That Binds You. On the planet Dahna, reverence has always been given to Rena, the planet in the sky, as a land of the righteous and divine. Stories handed down for generations became truth and masked reality for the people of Dahna. For 300 years, Rena has ruled over Dahna, pillaging the planet of its resources and stripping people of their dignity and freedom. Our tale begins with two people, born on different worlds, each looking to change their fate and create a new future. Featuring a new cast of characters, updated combat, and classic Tales of gameplay mechanics, experience the next chapter in the world-famous Tale of series, Tales of Arise. The Next Chapter Experience the next chapter in the Tales of series, brought to life in stunning HD powered by Unreal Engine 4 Dynamic Action Dynamic Action RPG featuring an updated battle system that retains classic Tales of gameplay A New Tale Awaits Rich story featuring a vibrant world and new cast of characters Stunning Visuals High quality animation created by Ufotable
Metascore:
87
User Score:
9.1
Bustafellows 16.

Bustafellows

Platform: Switch
July 30, 2021
Arrive in New Sieg, a beautiful fictional town. Step into the shoes of a strong, smart and gifted journalist in this romantic adventure. You play the part of a young woman with the ability to leap in the past for a very short period in the bodies of others, which you use for data collection and helping people. After witnessing the murder of a crooked lawyer – she goes back in time in an attempt to save him. Thus, the journey begins as our protagonist goes back in time in the body of another person and tries to warn Limbo. It's up to you to figure out how to save him.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
6.2
The Forgotten City 17.

The Forgotten City

Platform: Xbox Series X
July 28, 2021
The Forgotten City is a mystery adventure game of exploration and deduction. Travel 2,000 years into the past and relive the final days of a cursed Roman city, where if one person sins, everyone dies. Combat is an option, but violence will only get you so far. Only by questioning an intertwined community of colourful characters, cleverly exploiting the time loop, and making difficult moral choices can you hope to solve this epic mystery. Here, your decisions matter. The fate of the city is in your hands.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
8.0
Final Fantasy IV Pixel Remaster 18.

Final Fantasy IV Pixel Remaster

Platform: PC
September 8, 2021
FINAL FANTASY IV delivers one of the richest and most powerful stories in the series. It's filled with characters and scenarios that fans continue to love to this day. It focuses on the dark knight Cecil, who finds himself stripped of his position and rank when he questions his king's increasingly troubling orders. When he's sent on a simple delivery mission with his friend Kain, the shocking events that follow send him and a group of allies on an incredible journey of betrayal, love and redemption. This is the first game to feature the Active Time Battle (ATB) system, which combines turn-based and real-time elements to create fast-paced and strategic combat.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
7.3
Disco Elysium: The Final Cut 19.

Disco Elysium: The Final Cut

Platform: Switch
October 12, 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:
86
User Score:
8.4
Tales of Arise 20.

Tales of Arise

Platform: PC
September 10, 2021
Challenge the Fate That Binds You On the planet Dahna, reverence has always been given to Rena, the planet in the sky, as a land of the righteous and divine. Stories handed down for generations became truth and masked reality for the people of Dahna. For 300 years, Rena has ruled over Dahna, pillaging the planet of its resources and stripping people of their dignity and freedom. Our tale begins with two people, born on different worlds, each looking to change their fate and create a new future. Featuring a new cast of characters, updated combat, and classic Tales of gameplay mechanics, experience the next chapter in the world-famous Tale of series, Tales of Arise. The Next Chapter Experience the next chapter in the Tales of series, brought to life in stunning HD powered by Unreal Engine 4 Dynamic Action Dynamic Action RPG featuring an updated battle system that retains classic Tales of gameplay A New Tale Awaits Rich story featuring a vibrant world and new cast of characters Stunning Visuals High quality animation created by Ufotable
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.5
Death Stranding: Director's Cut 21.

Death Stranding: Director's Cut

Platform: PlayStation 5
September 24, 2021
From legendary game creator Hideo Kojima comes a genre-defying experience, now expanded and remastered for the PlayStation 5 console in this definitive Director’s Cut. In the future, a mysterious event known as the Death Stranding has opened a doorway between the living and the dead, leading to grotesque creatures from the afterlife roaming the fallen world marred by a desolate society. Take on the trials of Sam Bridges with advanced combat, more character actions and a competitive ranking system for special player challenges.* Make use of additional weapons and vehicles, take on new enemy types and explore new locations such as the Firing Range and Racetrack, featuring extra missions and minigames. Experience an extended storyline through new missions in an expanded area.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
6.4
The Forgotten City 22.

The Forgotten City

Platform: PlayStation 5
July 28, 2021
The Forgotten City is a mature narrative-driven game, and a re-imagining of the critically acclaimed mod that won a national Writers’ Guild award and racked up over 3 million downloads. Trapped in a secret underground city during the Roman Empire, twenty-three lost souls cling to life. In this precarious utopia, if one person breaks the mysterious Golden Rule, everyone dies. As a time-traveler drawn two thousand years into the past, you’ll relive their final moments in an endless loop, exploring and interrogating, and changing the course of the day with each secret you uncover. Only by cleverly exploiting the time loop and making difficult moral choices can you hope to solve this epic mystery. Here, your decisions matter. The fate of the city is in your hands.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
7.2
The Forgotten City 23.

The Forgotten City

Platform: PC
July 28, 2021
The Forgotten City is a mystery adventure game of exploration and deduction. Travel 2,000 years into the past and relive the final days of a cursed Roman city, where if one person sins, everyone dies. Combat is an option, but violence will only get you so far. Only by questioning an intertwined community of colourful characters, cleverly exploiting the time loop, and making difficult moral choices can you hope to solve this epic mystery. Here, your decisions matter. The fate of the city is in your hands.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
7.7
Life is Strange: True Colors 24.

Life is Strange: True Colors

Platform: Xbox Series X
September 10, 2021
A bold new era of the award-winning Life is Strange begins, with an all-new playable lead character and a thrilling mystery to solve! Alex Chen has long suppressed her 'curse': the supernatural ability to experience, absorb and manipulate the strong emotions of others, which she sees as blazing, colored auras. When her brother dies in a so-called accident, Alex must embrace her volatile power to find the truth and uncover the dark secrets buried by a small town.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
5.2
Castlevania Advance Collection 25.

Castlevania Advance Collection

Platform: PlayStation 4
September 23, 2021
Count Dracula is once more back from the dead... Join the fight against Evil in the Castlevania Advance Collection, a compilation of timeless action-exploration masterpieces! In addition to the three legendary Castlevania games that were first released in the early 2000s, this collection also includes Castlevania: Dracula X and some never-before-seen sketches and artwork from the games! All four games are enhanced with newly added modern features such as Rewind, Save/Load and Replay, making this the best way possible to experience these classics or discover them for the first time! This collection also boasts a handy Encyclopedia, a Music Player with all soundtracks and you can even change the ROM Region to play all games in different versions.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
7.3
Tails Of Iron 26.

Tails Of Iron

Platform: Xbox Series X
September 17, 2021
Set in a grim land plagued by war, Tails of Iron is a hand-drawn RPG Adventure with punishingly brutal combat. As Redgi, heir to the Rat Throne, you must restore your broken Kingdom by banishing the merciless Frog Clan and their ferocious leader, Greenwart. As you explore the deceivingly charming world, you'll encounter a cast of unique companions, ready to aid you in your adventure. And you'll need all the help you can get, whether that's new meal recipes, blueprints to forge deadly weapons and armour, or even a land-chugging, armour-plated mole mobile! Overcome your fears. Rescue your brothers. Restore Your Kingdom. Your tail has begun. Master Brutal Combat: From frog zombies to gargantuan grubs - and everything in-between - the Kingdom is awash with danger. To overcome each perilous encounter, you'll need to study your opponent's attacks and react accordingly! Thankfully, there's a range of deadly abilities at your disposal, including parry bashes and fatal executions, not to mention ranged attacks with your nifty bow and arrow. Explore a Treacherous Kingdom: Fully accompanied by the deep, raspy narrations of Doug Cockle (voice of Geralt of Rivia from The Witcher), prepare to embark on an epic adventure across the mediaeval-fantasy Rat Kingdom. Complete side quests and faction hunts for some additional gold-on-the-side, or join forces with a sharp-eyed companion to help even the playing field. Customise your Attack: Adapt Redgi's combat style to the task at hand. Heavy armour may provide better protection but can you really afford to slow down your dodge-roll? And then there's the question of weapon; axes pack a punch, while spears are quick and nimble. Perhaps you'd prefer the all-round performance of a trusty broadsword?
Metascore:
84
User Score:
tbd
Fuga: Melodies of Steel 27.

Fuga: Melodies of Steel

Platform: PC
July 29, 2021
"We have to fight! If we don't, everyone we love will be taken away!" One fateful night, a peaceful village is thrown into the flames of war. Determined to save their families, a group of children boards a giant tank and begins an offensive charge! Fuga: Melodies of Steel is an RPG where you place children, each with their own unique characteristics and skills, at different gun turrets in a tank to fight against the enemy. Living inside the tank, the children show emotion and gain affinity amongst each other. Manage these both to change the outcome of their journey! -A mysterious ancient weapon: The Taranis Taranis, the giant tank sheltering the children, conceals many mysteries and somehow seems to have its own will. In situations of crisis, it can release a forbidden weapon, the dreadful Soul Cannon. -Your adventure. Your choices. Will you make sacrifices for victory? Or will you seek another path? In this RPG, many choices have to be made in order to progress...but taking the safest road may not always be the best option. Faced with a desperate situation, what course of action will you choose?
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.1
Inscryption 28.

Inscryption

Platform: PC
October 19, 2021
Inscryption is an inky black card-based odyssey that blends the deckbuilding roguelike, escape-room style puzzles, and psychological horror into a blood-laced smoothie. Darker still are the secrets inscrybed upon the cards...
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.9
Ghost of Tsushima: Iki Island 29.

Ghost of Tsushima: Iki Island

Platform: PlayStation 5
August 20, 2021
If you’re a history buff, you may know that in addition to Tsushima, the neighboring island of Iki was also invaded during this time period. This island serves as the setting for a whole new chapter in Jin’s journey. In this new story, Jin travels to the island to investigate rumors of a Mongol presence. But soon, he finds himself caught up in events with deeply personal stakes that will force him to relive some traumatic moments from his past. [Sony]
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.3
I Expect You To Die 2: The Spy And The Liar 30.

I Expect You To Die 2: The Spy And The Liar

Platform: PC
August 24, 2021
Well, Agent, it looks like the Zoraxis organisation is up to their old tricks with a new scheme for world domination. It's up to you to expose their diabolical plot and put a stop to it. Putting your telekinetic abilities and problem solving skills to the ultimate test, you'll once again be risking your life to solve dastardly puzzles and decipher secret codes in all-new highly interactive environments and surroundings. Are you expected make it out alive? Of course not, you're expected to die!
Metascore:
83
User Score:
tbd
Outer Wilds: Echoes of the Eye 31.

Outer Wilds: Echoes of the Eye

Platform: PC
September 28, 2021
A strange satellite photo that can’t be explained. A new museum exhibit that marks the trailhead for one last journey into the wilds. Should you pull at the thread and unravel the solar system’s deepest secret, or is some knowledge better left in the dark? Welcome to the Space Program! You're the newest recruit of Outer Wilds Ventures, a fledgling space program searching for answers in a strange, constantly evolving solar system. What lurks in the heart of the ominous Dark Bramble? Who built the alien ruins on the Moon? Can the endless time loop be stopped? Answers await you in the most dangerous reaches of space.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.6
Dreamscaper 32.

Dreamscaper

Platform: Switch
August 5, 2021
A surreal, Hack and Slash Roguelite, players battle a nightmarish depression that lives in a young woman’s subconscious. Dreamscaper is an ARPG Roguelite, blending elements from brawlers, top-down shooters, and dungeon crawlers. Every slumber is a different random dungeon and you must unlock the power of your dreams to see a new day. Play as Cassidy, a young woman trapped in a deep depression. Dive into her subconscious to take on the surreal nightmares she wrestles with.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
6.1
Age of Empires IV 33.

Age of Empires IV

Platform: PC
October 28, 2021
The real-time strategy series returns to glory with Age of Empires IV, putting you at the center of epic historical battles that shaped the world. Featuring both familiar and innovative new ways to expand your empire in vast landscapes with stunning 4K visual fidelity, Age of Empires IV brings an evolved real-time strategy game to a new generation. Return to History – The past is prologue as you are immersed in a rich historical setting of 8 diverse civilizations across the world from the English to the Chinese to the Delhi Sultanate in your quest for victory. Build cities, manage resources, and lead your troops to battle on land and at sea in 4 distinct campaigns with 35 missions that span across 500 years of history from the Dark Ages up to the Renaissance. Choose Your Path to Greatness with Historical Figures – Live the adventures of Joan of Arc in her quest to defeat the English, or command mighty Mongol troops as Genghis Khan in his conquest across Asia. The choice is yours – and every decision you make will determine the outcome of history. Customize Your Game with Mods – Available in Early 2022, play how you want with user generated content tools for custom games. Challenge the World – Jump online to compete, cooperate or spectate with up to 7 of your friends in PVP and PVE multiplayer modes. An Age for All Players – Age of Empires IV is an inviting experience for new players with a tutorial system that teaches the essence of real-time strategy and a Campaign Story Mode designed for first time players to help achieve easy setup and success, yet is challenging enough for veteran players with new game mechanics, evolved strategies, and combat techniques.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
tbd
Unsighted 34.

Unsighted

Platform: PC
September 30, 2021
The few androids that remain are running out of Anima, the energy that gives all robots consciousness. It’s up to you, Alma, to save your friends from becoming Unsighted. Explore the vast ruins of Arcadia, using every tool you can find. Time is ticking. They need you.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.0
Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy 35.

Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy

Platform: Xbox Series X
October 26, 2021
Fire up Star-Lord’s jet boots for a wild ride across the cosmos in this third-person action-adventure game, a fresh take on Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy. With the unpredictable Guardians at your side, blast your way from one explosive situation to another, with original and iconic Marvel characters caught in a struggle for the fate of the universe. You got this. Probably.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
tbd
Impostor Factory 36.

Impostor Factory

Platform: PC
September 30, 2021
A bonkers time-loop tragicomedy murder mystery thriller featuring multiple casualties and a suspicious cat, from the creator of To the Moon & Finding Paradise.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.6
Kena: Bridge of Spirits 37.

Kena: Bridge of Spirits

Platform: PC
September 21, 2021
Kena: Bridge of Spirits is a story-driven action adventure set in a charming world rich with exploration and fast-paced combat. Players find and grow a team of tiny spirit companions called the Rot, enhancing their abilities and creating new ways to manipulate the environment.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
7.9
Castlevania Advance Collection 38.

Castlevania Advance Collection

Platform: Switch
September 23, 2021
Count Dracula is once more back from the dead... Join the fight against Evil in the Castlevania Advance Collection, a compilation of timeless action-exploration masterpieces. In addition to the three legendary Castlevania games that were first released on Game Boy™ Advance, this collection also includes Castlevania: Dracula X and some never-before-seen sketches and artwork from the games! All four games are enhanced with newly added modern features such as Rewind, Save/Load and Replay, making this the best way possible to experience these classics or discover them for the first time! This collection also boasts a handy Encyclopedia, a Music Player with all soundtracks and you can even change the ROM Region to play all games in different versions.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.3
The Eternal Cylinder 39.

The Eternal Cylinder

Platform: PC
September 30, 2021
In The Eternal Cylinder, players control a herd of adorable creatures called Trebhums and must explore a strange alien world filled with exotic lifeforms, surreal environments, and the constant threat of the Cylinder, a gargantuan rolling structure of ancient origin which crushes everything in its path. This unique ecosystem is a massive, procedurally generated land with unique animal AI, real-time world destruction, and organic exploration and puzzle design to create emergent gameplay that ensures no two playthroughs are ever the same. Your Trebhums begin at the bottom of the natural food chain but can mutate and evolve with new physical attributes and abilities by eating a variety of flora and fauna. Discover and adapt dozens of mutations, including new traversal skills like flying and swimming to reach new areas, and new senses to help overcome puzzles, challenges and dangers. Your many Trebhums can each have different mutations, and new mutations don't replace ones you already have, letting you stack ability sets in dynamic ways. Each mutation will also change the physical look of a Trebhum and stacking these will generate near countless surprising new creature designs which players will be able to organically discover as they explore this unique alien ecosystem. Game Features: * Unforgettable Alien World to explore: Players must explore a gorgeous procedurally generated world which is populated with unforgettable vistas and unique landscapes which have something new to discover around every corner. The Eternal Cylinder features an open-world which allows players to reach and explore any areas which they can see on the horizon. This encourages constant exploration and ensures that there's always something new to see. * Real-Time World Destruction: Everything in the world can be destroyed in real-time by The Eternal Cylinder, so players must continuously evade its destructive path in order to survive whilst marveling at the visual splendor of its godlike power. Story Driven Open-World Survival: Unlike many open-world survival titles, The Eternal Cylinder features a deep and engrossing story for players to uncover as they continue to explore the vast world. The game explores themes of family and heritage, and the lasting power of knowledge. * Build Your Own Alien Family: Unlike standard survival games where you have a main shelter that you can build or improve, in Eternal Cylinder players develop a nomadic herd of unique alien creatures called Trebhums. Players control one Trebhum from the herd at a time and the rest follow (Al controlled) but players can switch to any individual member of their herd at will. Explore the world to rescue more of your brethren and continuously expand your family. Control a herd which can grow to more than 20 members at any given time and imbue each of your Trebhums with their own unique mutations and skill sets. Players can create a custom name for each of their Trebhum, increasing the emotional bond between player and their Trebhum family. * Unique Mutation System: Although Trebhum's are generally frail and start their lives at the very bottom of the world's food chain, they have the unique ability to mutate and unlock new skills by consuming natural edibles which populate the game world. So, players must explore and experiment with a vast array of fruits, flora and alien creatures to unlock new powers and gameplay options. * 50+ Mutations to discover: Players can unlock more than 50+ unique mutations as they explore the world, each one of which enable new gameplay options. These include new traversal options such as the ability to fly and swim, but also new offensive moves like the ability to spit fire and create loud warning noises. New mutations allow players to explore new areas and each mutation stacks thus creating a truly expansive skill set which is constantly evolving. * A Trebhum for everyone: Enjoy a virtually endless visual variety of Trebhum designs, as each mutation combine with one another to create surprising new creatures. This allows your herd to continue to evolve as players explore new areas and players can share the unique look of their Trebhum family with the rest of the world online. * Layered Survival: Players need to manage multiple layers of resources in order to be able to survive. These include hydration level, various temperatures each with their own impact and stamina. * Living and Breathing Ecosystems: The world of The Eternal Cylinder is populated with more than 30 memorable handcrafted alien creatures. These creatures vary greatly in size and range from those smaller than a Trebhum, all the way to skyscraper sized leviathans who dominate the horizon. Each of these creatures feature their own dedicated Al and behave in natural ways. Players must learn their unique behaviors and discover surprising ways to utilize the natural food chain to their advantage and interact with every creature. * Organic Puzzle Solving and Progression: The world of the Eternal Cylinder has been designed to empower players to organically solve its mysteries and progress without the need for obvious prompts and mission logs. This allows for fully immersive exploration which rewards players of every skill level, as the greater majority of the puzzles are not required for progression but do provide unique experiences. * 4 Unique Biodomes lo Discover ond Explore: Players can explore 4 unique biodomes including alien savannas and infected habitats, each with their own dedicated ecosystems and unique creatures to discover. * Truly Emergent Gameplay: The Eternal Cylinder's lush procedurally generated world, vast number of mutations to discover and unlock, unique creature Al system, living natural ecosystem, real-time world destruction and organically placed puzzles combine to create near endless possibilities for emergent gameplay and help to ensure that no two playthroughs will ever be there same.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.9
Life is Strange: True Colors 40.

Life is Strange: True Colors

Platform: PlayStation 4
September 10, 2021
A bold new era of the award-winning Life is Strange begins, with an all-new playable lead character and a thrilling mystery to solve! Alex Chen has long suppressed her 'curse': the supernatural ability to experience, absorb and manipulate the strong emotions of others, which she sees as blazing, colored auras. When her brother dies in a so-called accident, Alex must embrace her volatile power to find the truth and uncover the dark secrets buried by a small town.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
7.0
Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous 41.

Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous

Platform: PC
September 2, 2021
Embark on a journey to a realm overrun by demons in a new epic RPG from the creators of the critically acclaimed Pathfinder: Kingmaker. Explore the nature of good and evil, learn the true cost of power, and rise as a Mythic Hero capable of deeds beyond mortal expectations.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
7.4
Life is Strange: True Colors 42.

Life is Strange: True Colors

Platform: PC
September 10, 2021
A bold new era of the award-winning Life is Strange begins, with an all-new playable lead character and a thrilling mystery to solve! Alex Chen has long suppressed her 'curse': the supernatural ability to experience, absorb and manipulate the strong emotions of others, which she sees as blazing, colored auras. When her brother dies in a so-called accident, Alex must embrace her volatile power to find the truth and uncover the dark secrets buried by a small town.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
6.7
Espgaluda II -Be Ascension. The Third Bright Stone of Birth- 43.

Espgaluda II -Be Ascension. The Third Bright Stone of Birth-

Platform: Switch
September 9, 2021
Galuda is a biological weapon that connects the Holy Spirit and humans through alchemy and mechanical engineering. The "Shinra" military nation, which gained power from Galuda, was destroyed by the two Galuda "Ageha" and "Tateha" they created. Three years have passed since that war. After an experiment involving contraindications, "Soma" artificially acquired Galuda's abilities. And the only Galuda to be born, "Asagi" who was the assassin of King Soma. "Tsubame" and "Janome" who are also artificial Galuda and prince and princess of the Soma country chasing Asagi. Then Ageha and Tateha go to Asagi's rescue to stop the tragedy. The battle with the real Galuda and the Galuda built is about to begin.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
tbd
Lost Judgment 44.

Lost Judgment

Platform: Xbox Series X
September 24, 2021
SEIZE THE TRUTH - December 2021, Tokyo district court. Akihiro Ehara stands accused of groping a woman on a crowded train. A bystander’s video footage of his attempt to flee the scene and subsequent apprehension is all over the news, and public outcry demands a maximum sentence. “Three days ago, a dead body was found in an abandoned building in Yokohama. Have you identified it yet?” he proclaims as confusion cuts through the court room. His defense lawyer, Saori Shirosaki, has no doubt that crucial details of the situation have been overlooked, as Ehara was not even tried for the murder. She contacts detective Takayuki Yagami to investigate this further. How could Ehara have committed two crimes at once? Was the sexual battery just a cover up? Has Ehara gamed the entire justice system? As victims surface and Yagami digs farther into the truth, he is faced with a question: Defend the law, or enact justice? From just a single stumble, one can become a monster… BRINGING JUSTICE AT THE EDGE OF THE LAW Put Yagami’s distinct martial arts forms to the test in order get to the bottom of the case. Harness the Crane, Tiger, and new Snake stance, a graceful style that can deflect and return an opponent’s strikes, using their energy against them. EVERYONE’S GOT A STORY Employ Yagami’s arsenal of detective tricks with new gadgets, stealthily tracking suspects, and crafty methods of infiltration. Leave no stone unturned in pursuit of the truth as you take on cases in both Tokyo and Yokohama.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.0
Eastward 45.

Eastward

Platform: PC
September 16, 2021
In the near-future, society is starting to collapse, and the human population is at an all-time low. A deadly toxic presence has spread across the land, destroying and devouring everything in its path. Those who could escape the miasma flocked to underground villages to start a new life. But for a hardworking miner and a mysterious young girl, the hope of a thriving outside world beckons Escape the tyrannical clutches of Sandfill's subterranean society and join Eastward's unlikely duo on an exciting adventure to the land above! Discover beautiful yet bizarre settlements and make new friends as you travel across the world by rail.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
7.4
Shadowverse: Champion's Battle 46.

Shadowverse: Champion's Battle

Platform: Switch
August 10, 2021
The anime version of the hit strategic multiplayer mobile/PC card battle game Shadowverse is coming to the Nintendo Switch as an exciting new card battle RPG. Players will meet a fun cast of characters and duke it out in intense card battles. Experienced Shadowverse players will be able to seamlessly transition into the game as card battle rules are exactly the same as the original game they know and love, but new players will have no problem picking up and playing this beginner-friendly game as well! The game's card library boasts cards from the first three sets of the mobile/PC game, as well as brand new cards unique to this title, allowing players to create completely original strategies. Also new to the Switch version are special, deluxe battle animations.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.2
Lost Judgment 47.

Lost Judgment

Platform: PlayStation 5
September 24, 2021
SEIZE THE TRUTH - December 2021, Tokyo district court. Akihiro Ehara stands accused of groping a woman on a crowded train. A bystander’s video footage of his attempt to flee the scene and subsequent apprehension is all over the news, and public outcry demands a maximum sentence. “Three days ago, a dead body was found in an abandoned building in Yokohama. Have you identified it yet?” he proclaims as confusion cuts through the court room. His defense lawyer, Saori Shirosaki, has no doubt that crucial details of the situation have been overlooked, as Ehara was not even tried for the murder. She contacts detective Takayuki Yagami to investigate this further. How could Ehara have committed two crimes at once? Was the sexual battery just a cover up? Has Ehara gamed the entire justice system? As victims surface and Yagami digs farther into the truth, he is faced with a question: Defend the law, or enact justice? From just a single stumble, one can become a monster… BRINGING JUSTICE AT THE EDGE OF THE LAW Put Yagami’s distinct martial arts forms to the test in order get to the bottom of the case. Harness the Crane, Tiger, and new Snake stance, a graceful style that can deflect and return an opponent’s strikes, using their energy against them. EVERYONE’S GOT A STORY Employ Yagami’s arsenal of detective tricks with new gadgets, stealthily tracking suspects, and crafty methods of infiltration. Leave no stone unturned in pursuit of the truth as you take on cases in both Tokyo and Yokohama.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
9.0
The Ramp 48.

The Ramp

Platform: PC
August 3, 2021
You crave for flow? You just want to shred through a halfpipe without all the boring stuff? Say no more, The Ramp is your jam! The Ramp captures the unparalleled feeling of real life vert skateboarding and that's pretty much it. There is a lot this game doesn't feature. What it offers you are the 15 minutes of flow that make a boring day great, at the price of a medium sized cinnamon pistachio latte to go.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
tbd
Olympia Soiree 49.

Olympia Soiree

Platform: Switch
September 9, 2021
With her entire clan wiped out years ago, Olympia has been isolated for most of her life. Now she lives as the only person on Tenguu Island who can perform a ritual that restores light to a world shrouded in darkness. The heads of each Primary district Red, Blue, and Yellow lead a society governed by the island's rigid class structure. As Olympia travels between the districts, she discovers their wonders and their weaknesses, as well as an entire underground community of shunned individuals whom she becomes determined to help. If she can find the person destined to be her soulmate, she will finally be able to open her heart and reveal her true name, continue her bloodline, and save the world before it is destroyed.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
tbd
Tales of Arise 50.

Tales of Arise

Platform: PlayStation 4
September 10, 2021
Challenge the Fate That Binds You On the planet Dahna, reverence has always been given to Rena, the planet in the sky, as a land of the righteous and divine. Stories handed down for generations became truth and masked reality for the people of Dahna. For 300 years, Rena has ruled over Dahna, pillaging the planet of its resources and stripping people of their dignity and freedom. Our tale begins with two people, born on different worlds, each looking to change their fate and create a new future. Featuring a new cast of characters, updated combat, and classic Tales of gameplay mechanics, experience the next chapter in the world-famous Tale of series, Tales of Arise. The Next Chapter Experience the next chapter in the Tales of series, brought to life in stunning HD powered by Unreal Engine 4 Dynamic Action Dynamic Action RPG featuring an updated battle system that retains classic Tales of gameplay A New Tale Awaits Rich story featuring a vibrant world and new cast of characters Stunning Visuals High quality animation created by Ufotable
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.4
GRIME 51.

GRIME

Platform: PC
August 2, 2021
Destroy... Absorb... Grow... GRIME is a fast and unforgiving Action-Adventure RPG in which you crush your foes with living weapons that mutate form and function, and then consume their remains with a black hole to strengthen your vessel as you break apart a world of anatomical horror and intrigue.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.9
Diablo II: Resurrected 52.

Diablo II: Resurrected

Platform: PlayStation 5
September 23, 2021
Diablo® II: Resurrected™ is a remastered version of the quintessential action RPG Diablo® II. Pursue the mysterious Dark Wanderer and fight the denizens of hell as you uncover the fate of the Prime Evils Diablo, Mephisto, and Baal. Features: Remastered graphics—monsters, heroes, items, spells, all resurrected. An epic story told through five distinct acts. Classic gameplay—the same Diablo II you know and love, preserved. Updated Battle.net support. Planned support for cross-progression—take your progress wherever you play. Diablo II: Resurrected includes all content from both Diablo II and its epic expansion Diablo II: Lord of Destruction®. Battle your way through icy caverns, horrific tombs filled with undead abominations, and frozen wastelands to the frigid summit of Mount Arreat and stop Baal, the Lord of Destruction. Raise hell with two Lord of Destruction playable classes—the cunning Assassin, master of traps and shadow disciplines, and the savage Druid, a bold shapeshifter and summoner who commands primal elemental magic.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
3.9
Dodgeball Academia 53.

Dodgeball Academia

Platform: Switch
August 5, 2021
In a world where dodgeball is life, you join Otto at the academy and train to become the ultimate dodgeball champion. Across eight episodes, you’ll forge friendships and create rivals, all in the name of developing the best dodgeball team. Level up Otto and develop a dynamic team across a vast and customizable party progression system. All the while, explore the vast Dodgeball Academia and uncover the long hidden truths that reside within the very walls you live, learn, and dominate in.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.7
Life is Strange: True Colors 54.

Life is Strange: True Colors

Platform: PlayStation 5
September 10, 2021
A bold new era of the award-winning Life is Strange begins, with an all-new playable lead character and a thrilling mystery to solve! Alex Chen has long suppressed her 'curse': the supernatural ability to experience, absorb and manipulate the strong emotions of others, which she sees as blazing, colored auras. When her brother dies in a so-called accident, Alex must embrace her volatile power to find the truth and uncover the dark secrets buried by a small town.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
6.7
The Artful Escape 55.

The Artful Escape

Platform: Xbox Series X
September 9, 2021
The Artful Escape of Francis Vendetti is a video game about great expectations, famous folk singers, lingering shadows, space Gods, hallucinogens, individuality, reptile shops, and wild imaginations. It's an action, adventure, exploration, narrative driven, musical-laser-light-battle kind of game.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.6
Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy 56.

Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy

Platform: PlayStation 5
October 26, 2021
Fire up Star-Lord’s jet boots for a wild ride across the cosmos in this third-person action-adventure game, a fresh take on Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy. With the unpredictable Guardians at your side, blast your way from one explosive situation to another, with original and iconic Marvel characters caught in a struggle for the fate of the universe. You got this. Probably.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
tbd
Alan Wake Remastered 57.

Alan Wake Remastered

Platform: Xbox Series X
October 5, 2021
In this cinematic action-thriller, troubled author Alan Wake embarks on a desperate search for his missing wife, Alice. Following her mysterious disappearance from the Pacific Northwest town of Bright Falls, he discovers pages of a horror story he has supposedly written, but he has no memory of. Wake is soon forced to question his sanity, as page by page, the story comes true before his eyes: a hostile presence of supernatural darkness is taking over everyone it finds, turning them against him. He has no choice but to confront the forces of darkness armed only with his flashlight, a handgun and what remains of his shredded mind. His nightmarish journey to find answers to the mind-bending mystery he faces will lead him into the terrifying depths of the night. Alan Wake Remastered offers the complete experience, with the main game and its two story expansions - The Signal and The Writer - in stunning new 4K visuals. The tense, episodic story is packed with unexpected twists, heart-stopping cliff hangers, and intense bursts of combat where it takes more than bullets to banish the darkness. The game’s cutscenes, quirky cast of characters, and the majestic Pacific Northwest vistas have been enhanced for an experience that delivers as much on its visual impact as its unnerving atmosphere.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.0
Diablo II: Resurrected 58.

Diablo II: Resurrected

Platform: Xbox Series X
September 23, 2021
Diablo® II: Resurrected™ is a remastered version of the quintessential action RPG Diablo® II. Pursue the mysterious Dark Wanderer and fight the denizens of hell as you uncover the fate of the Prime Evils Diablo, Mephisto, and Baal. Features: Remastered graphics—monsters, heroes, items, spells, all resurrected. An epic story told through five distinct acts. Classic gameplay—the same Diablo II you know and love, preserved. Updated Battle.net support. Planned support for cross-progression—take your progress wherever you play. Diablo II: Resurrected includes all content from both Diablo II and its epic expansion Diablo II: Lord of Destruction®. Battle your way through icy caverns, horrific tombs filled with undead abominations, and frozen wastelands to the frigid summit of Mount Arreat and stop Baal, the Lord of Destruction. Raise hell with two Lord of Destruction playable classes—the cunning Assassin, master of traps and shadow disciplines, and the savage Druid, a bold shapeshifter and summoner who commands primal elemental magic.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
3.3
Crysis Remastered Trilogy 59.

Crysis Remastered Trilogy

Platform: Xbox One
October 15, 2021
The classic first person shooter from Crytek is back with the action packed gameplay, sandbox world, and thrilling epic battles you loved the first time around. Crysis Remastered Trilogy includes each of the single player campaigns from the legendary first person shooters Crysis, Crysis 2, and Crysis 3, optimized for today's hardware. Relive the adventure in this great value all in one bundle. Features: * Crysis Remastered: What begins as a simple rescue mission becomes the battleground of a new war as alien invaders swarm over a chain of Lingshan islands. Playing as super soldier Nomad, you are armed with a powerful Nanosuit equipped with Speed, Strength, Armor, and Cloaking abilities. Use avast arsenal of modular weaponry and adapt your tactics and gear to dominate enemies in an enormous sandbox world. * Crysis 2 Remastered: Aliens have returned to a world ravaged by climate disasters. As the invaders lay waste to New York and begin an assault that threatens the total annihilation of humankind, only you have the technology to lead the fightback. Equipped with the upgraded Nanosuit 2.0, customize your suit and weapons in real time and unlock powerful new abilities in the battle for humanity's survival. * Crysis 3 Remastered: Returning to the fight as super soldier Prophet, the search for the alien Alpha Ceph continues, but now you must also expose the truth behind the C.E.L.L. corporation, which has turned New York City into a sprawling urban rainforest sheltered by a giant nanodome. Fight through seven distinct districts and decimate your opponents in a blaze of brute force using the Nanosuit's superior technology, or use stealth to achieve your goals and become humanity's silent savior. Equipped with your powerful and deadly new Predator Bow, there's no wrong way to save the world.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
5.1
TOEM 60.

TOEM

Platform: PlayStation 5
September 17, 2021
A photo adventure. Set off on a delightful expedition and use your photographic eye to uncover the mysteries of the magical TOEM in this hand-drawn adventure game. Chat with quirky characters, solve their problems by snapping neat photos, and make your way through a relaxing landscape! Key Features - Take photos with your camera to solve puzzles and help people! - Listen to chill beats and take in your surroundings! - Meet quirky characters and help them with their problems!
Metascore:
81
User Score:
tbd
WRC 10 61.

WRC 10

Platform: Xbox Series X
September 2, 2021
Reach the 2021 season podium, and to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the competition, relive the highlights at the wheel of legendary cars.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.0
Crysis Remastered Trilogy 62.

Crysis Remastered Trilogy

Platform: PC
October 15, 2021
The classic first person shooter from Crytek is back with the action packed gameplay, sandbox world, and thrilling epic battles you loved the first time around. Crysis Remastered Trilogy includes each of the single player campaigns from the legendary first person shooters Crysis, Crysis 2, and Crysis 3, optimized for today's hardware. Relive the adventure in this great value all in one bundle. Features: * Crysis Remastered: What begins as a simple rescue mission becomes the battleground of a new war as alien invaders swarm over a chain of Lingshan islands. Playing as super soldier Nomad, you are armed with a powerful Nanosuit equipped with Speed, Strength, Armor, and Cloaking abilities. Use avast arsenal of modular weaponry and adapt your tactics and gear to dominate enemies in an enormous sandbox world. * Crysis 2 Remastered: Aliens have returned to a world ravaged by climate disasters. As the invaders lay waste to New York and begin an assault that threatens the total annihilation of humankind, only you have the technology to lead the fightback. Equipped with the upgraded Nanosuit 2.0, customize your suit and weapons in real time and unlock powerful new abilities in the battle for humanity's survival. * Crysis 3 Remastered: Returning to the fight as super soldier Prophet, the search for the alien Alpha Ceph continues, but now you must also expose the truth behind the C.E.L.L. corporation, which has turned New York City into a sprawling urban rainforest sheltered by a giant nanodome. Fight through seven distinct districts and decimate your opponents in a blaze of brute force using the Nanosuit's superior technology, or use stealth to achieve your goals and become humanity's silent savior. Equipped with your powerful and deadly new Predator Bow, there's no wrong way to save the world.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.1
Tails of Iron 63.

Tails of Iron

Platform: PlayStation 5
September 17, 2021
Set in a grim land plagued by war, Tails of Iron is a hand-drawn RPG Adventure with punishingly brutal combat. As Redgi, heir to the Rat Throne, you must restore your broken Kingdom by banishing the merciless Frog Clan and their ferocious leader, Greenwart. As you explore the deceivingly charming world, you'll encounter a cast of unique companions, ready to aid you in your adventure. And you'll need all the help you can get, whether that's new meal recipes, blueprints to forge deadly weapons and armour, or even a land-chugging, armour-plated mole mobile! Overcome your fears. Rescue your brothers. Restore Your Kingdom. Your tail has begun. Master Brutal Combat: From frog zombies to gargantuan grubs - and everything in-between - the Kingdom is awash with danger. To overcome each perilous encounter, you'll need to study your opponent's attacks and react accordingly! Thankfully, there's a range of deadly abilities at your disposal, including parry bashes and fatal executions, not to mention ranged attacks with your nifty bow and arrow. Explore a Treacherous Kingdom: Fully accompanied by the deep, raspy narrations of Doug Cockle (voice of Geralt of Rivia from The Witcher), prepare to embark on an epic adventure across the mediaeval-fantasy Rat Kingdom. Complete side quests and faction hunts for some additional gold-on-the-side, or join forces with a sharp-eyed companion to help even the playing field. Customise your Attack: Adapt Redgi's combat style to the task at hand. Heavy armour may provide better protection but can you really afford to slow down your dodge-roll? And then there's the question of weapon; axes pack a punch, while spears are quick and nimble. Perhaps you'd prefer the all-round performance of a trusty broadsword?
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.3
Kena: Bridge of Spirits 64.

Kena: Bridge of Spirits

Platform: PlayStation 5
September 21, 2021
Kena: Bridge of Spirits is a story-driven action adventure set in a charming world rich with exploration and fast-paced combat. Players find and grow a team of tiny spirit companions called the Rot, enhancing their abilities and creating new ways to manipulate the environment.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.6
Fuga: Melodies of Steel 65.

Fuga: Melodies of Steel

Platform: Switch
July 29, 2021
The story takes place on a floating continent, an archipelago of both small and large floating islands where two species known as Caninu and Felineko live. Malt, a young Caninu shepherd, lives with his little sister Mei in Petit Mona, a little village located in the Free Lands of Gasco. Over the course of a single night, the Berman Empire invades and throws the village into the flames of war. Malt and his friends manage to get away thanks to their families who were subsequently captured and taken away. Escaping to a mountain cave, Malt and the other children discover a gigantic tank called the Taranis. They jump aboard, heading out on a journey to save their families!
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.4
Blaster Master Zero III 66.

Blaster Master Zero III

Platform: Switch
July 29, 2021
Series protagonist Jason travels to where the series all began, the planet Sophia, in order to save series heroine Eve in this final installment of the story.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
tbd
The Artful Escape 67.

The Artful Escape

Platform: PC
September 9, 2021
The Artful Escape of Francis Vendetti is a video game about great expectations, famous folk singers, lingering shadows, space Gods, hallucinogens, individuality, reptile shops, and wild imaginations. It's an action, adventure, exploration, narrative driven, musical-laser-light-battle kind of game.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
6.4
F.I.S.T.: Forged In Shadow Torch 68.

F.I.S.T.: Forged In Shadow Torch

Platform: PlayStation 5
September 7, 2021
Six years ago, the Machine Legion invaded and colonized the Torch City, which was originally inhabited by animals. Rayton, the former soldier in the resistance war, has been living in seclusion since then. After his friend is forcibly arrested, Rayton reclaims his mechanical fist and steps to his journey fighting back. And he never expects that he has been involved in a bigger scheme between the mafia, the rebellion, and the legion. Exploring the Metroidvania game world with a dozen of areas with distinguishing vision themes and level designs. Earning the rewards by conquering the challenges of combats, puzzles and platformers in countless chambers, tunnels and shortcuts. Interconnected and automatically loading game map makes the detailed Torch City more convincing and beautiful.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.3
Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster 69.

Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster

Platform: PC
July 28, 2021
This is the ironically named game that started it all. You take control of the Warriors of Light, off on a journey to defeat four fiends and restore peace to the world. So many of the elements of the series that we've come to know and love make their debut right here in this very first entry: a massive world full of mystery, some iconic monster designs and that incredible music.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
5.5
Lost in Random 70.

Lost in Random

Platform: PlayStation 4
September 10, 2021
Play the odds in Lost in Random™, a gothic fairytale-inspired action adventure where every citizen’s fate is determined by the roll of a dice. Ruled by a wicked Queen, the kingdom of Random is divided into six shadowy realms where life is dictated by a cursed black dice. In this story, from the award-winning Swedish game studio Zoink and penned by Eisner Award-winning Adventure Time and Marvel Comics The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl author Ryan North, you’ll join Even, a penniless girl who’s down on her luck, in a dark quest to save her beloved sister. With her companion Dicey, a small and strange living dice, Even must learn to embrace the chaos of Random, uncovering an age-old tale with a modern message. Walk Random’s mysterious cobbled streets, meet its unpredictable residents, and take on courageous quests. Engage in fearsome battles with a unique blend of tactical combat, card collection, and explosive dice gameplay. It’s time to adapt or perish, as you battle inside giant board game arenas that change with every dice throw! Learn how to tip the odds in your favor, and dive into a dark wonderland where only the brave survive.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.2
Dreamscaper 71.

Dreamscaper

Platform: PC
August 5, 2021
A surreal, roguelite inspired ARPG with modernized hack'n'slash combat about lucid dreaming. Warp the dreamscape around you to battle a nightmarish depression that lives in a young woman’s subconscious. DREAM. DIE. WAKE. REPEAT.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.4
Far Cry 6 72.

Far Cry 6

Platform: Xbox Series X
October 7, 2021
Far Cry 6 reveals a Caribbean island simmering with revolutionary tension. The title features actor Giancarlo Esposito (“Better Call Saul,” “The Boys,” “The Mandalorian”) as President Anton Castillo, the violent leader who grips the island of Yara with an iron fist, promising a return to its former glory. With an arsenal of weapons and allies at your back, you’ll take on Castillo’s regime and fight for the future of Yara. As Dani Rojas (playable as a female or male character), you will help stoke the fires of revolution through guerrilla warfare across the island of Yara, from verdant jungles to the urban streets of the capital city, Esperanza. You’ll use a powerful array of weapons and vehicles, and build a network of allies to fight alongside you, including Fangs for Hire like Chorizo, the dangerously distracting wiener dog. As President Castillo prepares his son Diego, played by Anthony Gonzalez (“Coco”), to succeed him, you will do all you can to ensure his plans don’t come to fruition. [Ubisoft]
Metascore:
80
User Score:
5.0
Diablo II: Resurrected 73.

Diablo II: Resurrected

Platform: PC
September 23, 2021
Diablo® II: Resurrected™ is a remastered version of the quintessential action RPG Diablo® II. Pursue the mysterious Dark Wanderer and fight the denizens of hell as you uncover the fate of the Prime Evils Diablo, Mephisto, and Baal. Features: Remastered graphics—monsters, heroes, items, spells, all resurrected. An epic story told through five distinct acts. Classic gameplay—the same Diablo II you know and love, preserved. Updated Battle.net support. Planned support for cross-progression—take your progress wherever you play. Diablo II: Resurrected includes all content from both Diablo II and its epic expansion Diablo II: Lord of Destruction®. Battle your way through icy caverns, horrific tombs filled with undead abominations, and frozen wastelands to the frigid summit of Mount Arreat and stop Baal, the Lord of Destruction. Raise hell with two Lord of Destruction playable classes—the cunning Assassin, master of traps and shadow disciplines, and the savage Druid, a bold shapeshifter and summoner who commands primal elemental magic.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
2.9
Tails of Iron 74.

Tails of Iron

Platform: PC
September 17, 2021
Set in a grim land plagued by war, Tails of Iron is a hand-drawn RPG Adventure with punishingly brutal combat. As Redgi, heir to the Rat Throne, you must restore your broken Kingdom by banishing the merciless Frog Clan and their ferocious leader, Greenwart. As you explore the deceivingly charming world, you'll encounter a cast of unique companions, ready to aid you in your adventure. And you'll need all the help you can get, whether that's new meal recipes, blueprints to forge deadly weapons and armour, or even a land-chugging, armour-plated mole mobile! Overcome your fears. Rescue your brothers. Restore Your Kingdom. Your tail has begun. Master Brutal Combat: From frog zombies to gargantuan grubs - and everything in-between - the Kingdom is awash with danger. To overcome each perilous encounter, you'll need to study your opponent's attacks and react accordingly! Thankfully, there's a range of deadly abilities at your disposal, including parry bashes and fatal executions, not to mention ranged attacks with your nifty bow and arrow. Explore a Treacherous Kingdom: Fully accompanied by the deep, raspy narrations of Doug Cockle (voice of Geralt of Rivia from The Witcher), prepare to embark on an epic adventure across the mediaeval-fantasy Rat Kingdom. Complete side quests and faction hunts for some additional gold-on-the-side, or join forces with a sharp-eyed companion to help even the playing field. Customise your Attack: Adapt Redgi's combat style to the task at hand. Heavy armour may provide better protection but can you really afford to slow down your dodge-roll? And then there's the question of weapon; axes pack a punch, while spears are quick and nimble. Perhaps you'd prefer the all-round performance of a trusty broadsword?
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.3
TOEM 75.

TOEM

Platform: Switch
September 17, 2021
A photo adventure. Set off on a delightful expedition and use your photographic eye to uncover the mysteries of the magical TOEM in this hand-drawn adventure game. Chat with quirky characters, solve their problems by snapping neat photos, and make your way through a relaxing landscape! Key Features - Take photos with your camera to solve puzzles and help people! - Listen to chill beats and take in your surroundings! - Meet quirky characters and help them with their problems!
Metascore:
80
User Score:
tbd
Road 96 76.

Road 96

Platform: PC
August 16, 2021
Summer 1996, Today is the day! You hit the road. Adventure. Freedom. Escape. Run. Flee the Regime. Try to survive. On this risky road trip to the border, you’ll meet incredible characters, and discover their intertwined stories and secrets in an ever-evolving adventure. But every mile opens up a choice to make. Your decisions will change your adventure, change the people you meet, maybe even change the world. There are thousands of roads across the authoritarian nation of Petria. Which one will you take?
Metascore:
79
User Score:
7.2
The Vale: Shadow of the Crown 77.

The Vale: Shadow of the Crown

Platform: PC
August 19, 2021
CLOSE YOUR EYES. BECOME A WARRIOR: Feel your enemy’s rasping breath; a foot shifts on swampy ground; the crack of steel on wooden shield. The Vale is an audio based action adventure that sets out to breathe new life into medieval combat and fantasy narrative.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
tbd
Eldest Souls 78.

Eldest Souls

Platform: PlayStation 5
July 29, 2021
Eldest Souls is a challenging, pixel-art boss-rush game. The Old Gods have long been imprisoned. Humanity has prospered. Great Kingdoms have arisen from the now forsaken temples of worship. But no longer… In their final act of vengeance, the Old Gods have unleashed a great Desolation upon the world. Farmlands have turned to deserts, rivers to dust. The Great Crusade sent to slay the imprisoned Gods once and for all, has all but perished, and the human Kingdoms are in disarray. A lone Crusader approaches the Citadel, ancient prison of the Gods. His objective is simple: slay them all.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
5.4
Alan Wake Remastered 79.

Alan Wake Remastered

Platform: PlayStation 5
October 5, 2021
In this cinematic action-thriller, troubled author Alan Wake embarks on a desperate search for his missing wife, Alice. Following her mysterious disappearance from the Pacific Northwest town of Bright Falls, he discovers pages of a horror story he has supposedly written, but he has no memory of. Wake is soon forced to question his sanity, as page by page, the story comes true before his eyes: a hostile presence of supernatural darkness is taking over everyone it finds, turning them against him. He has no choice but to confront the forces of darkness armed only with his flashlight, a handgun and what remains of his shredded mind. His nightmarish journey to find answers to the mind-bending mystery he faces will lead him into the terrifying depths of the night. Alan Wake Remastered offers the complete experience, with the main game and its two story expansions - The Signal and The Writer - in stunning new 4K visuals. The tense, episodic story is packed with unexpected twists, heart-stopping cliff hangers, and intense bursts of combat where it takes more than bullets to banish the darkness. The game’s cutscenes, quirky cast of characters, and the majestic Pacific Northwest vistas have been enhanced for an experience that delivers as much on its visual impact as its unnerving atmosphere.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
8.1
Final Fantasy III Pixel Remaster 80.

Final Fantasy III Pixel Remaster

Platform: PC
July 28, 2021
When darkness falls and the land is robbed of light, four young heroes are chosen by the crystals to head off an exciting journey across a vast and hostile land. This critically-acclaimed entry in the series innovated with a flexible job system, which lets characters change their roles in combat at any time. Many of the most famous elements of FINAL FANTASY started here too - for example, it was the first to introduce summons, including series mainstays Bahamut and Shiva!
Metascore:
79
User Score:
4.6
Dying Light: Platinum Edition 81.

Dying Light: Platinum Edition

Platform: Switch
October 19, 2021
Features: Dying Light - the full award-winning game. Dying Light: The Following - a huge expansion complete with a new story, vast original map, and a customizable buggy to drive. Dying Light: Bozak Horde - a challenging game mode with its own side story. Cuisine & Cargo - two additional quarantine zones. Ultimate Survivor Bundle - exclusive weapons and outfits. Crash Test Skin Pack - a madcap cosmetic pack. Hellraid - a new game mode in a dark-fantasy setting. A large collection of skins and weapons that will make slaughtering zombies even more fun.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
9.5
Back 4 Blood 82.

Back 4 Blood

Platform: PC
October 7, 2021
From the creators and development team behind the critically acclaimed, co-op phenomenon Left 4 Dead. Back 4 Blood is designed from the ground-up as an original, premium title and marries the best of what made the co-op zombie shooter so successful with new features and state-of-the-art technology.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
5.6
Lost in Random 83.

Lost in Random

Platform: PlayStation 5
September 10, 2021
Play the odds in Lost in Random™, a gothic fairytale-inspired action adventure where every citizen’s fate is determined by the roll of a dice. Ruled by a wicked Queen, the kingdom of Random is divided into six shadowy realms where life is dictated by a cursed black dice. In this story, from the award-winning Swedish game studio Zoink and penned by Eisner Award-winning Adventure Time and Marvel Comics The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl author Ryan North, you’ll join Even, a penniless girl who’s down on her luck, in a dark quest to save her beloved sister. With her companion Dicey, a small and strange living dice, Even must learn to embrace the chaos of Random, uncovering an age-old tale with a modern message. Walk Random’s mysterious cobbled streets, meet its unpredictable residents, and take on courageous quests. Engage in fearsome battles with a unique blend of tactical combat, card collection, and explosive dice gameplay. It’s time to adapt or perish, as you battle inside giant board game arenas that change with every dice throw! Learn how to tip the odds in your favor, and dive into a dark wonderland where only the brave survive.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
7.4
Lemnis Gate 84.

Lemnis Gate

Platform: Xbox Series X
September 28, 2021
Lemnis Gate is a time-warping, turn-based combat strategy FPS. Over five alternating turns taking place in a 25” time-loop, you are called to master the unique abilities of a varied cast of deep-space operatives and outskill, outsmart, and outmanoeuvre your opponent in mind-bending four-dimensional battles. Lemnis Gate twists time to subvert one of the world’s most popular game genres and offers a relentlessly inventive multiplayer experience deeply rooted in tactical FPS gameplay. Challenge yourself to think across four dimensions as you embark on the ultimate test of cognition and combat. Matches in Lemnis Gate take place within time loops. You have 25 seconds to execute your action, be it blasting an enemy, manoeuvring your operative, or setting up your next move. After all players have taken turns, the next 25-second round begins. Now you’ll face what has happened while setting up what will happen. Each of the five rounds is your chance to alter the timeline as past, present, and future converge. STRATEGIC COMBAT IN THE FOURTH DIMENSION Victory doesn’t rely on shooting supremacy. You’ll have to use skill and strategy to create unstoppable game plans and get the drop on opponents. It’s all about non-linear logic, abstract thinking, and outlandish manoeuvres. Execute audacious acts and think several moves ahead to get the win. A TIME-BENDING TACTICAL SHOOTER With a varied cast of characters to choose from, how you play is up to you. Lay damaging toxic waste in your enemy’s path, slow time to land the perfect shot, or deploy protective orbs to assist your future self. Every operative possesses a distinctive loadout and special ability that proves decisive on the battlefield. TEAM UP WITH YOURSELF Welcome to the team comprised entirely of one: you. With Lemnis Gate’s innovative auto co-op feature, you command every member of your side. Auto co-op gives you total control of five deep-space operatives, effectively enabling two competitors to duke it out in bustling ten-character matches. Become a literal one-person army. COUNTLESS POSSIBILITIES, ENDLESS OUTCOMES From the first second to the last, anything can happen in Lemnis Gate. Each round is a fresh chance to implement an unbeatable new strategy – or earn redemption from an earlier error. Predict hostiles’ routes, infiltrate enemy lines, and develop multi-layered gameplans by co-operating with yourself. Experiment both in and outside time, and get creative with causality.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
4.0
Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot + A New Power Awakens Set 85.

Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot + A New Power Awakens Set

Platform: Switch
September 24, 2021
Relive the story of Goku and other Z Fighters in DRAGON BALL Z: KAKAROT! Beyond the epic battles, experience life in the DRAGON BALL Z world as you fight, fish, eat, and train with Goku, Gohan, Vegeta and others. Explore the new areas and adventures as you advance through the story and form powerful bonds with other heroes from the DRAGON BALL Z universe.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
7.9
Axiom Verge 2 86.

Axiom Verge 2

Platform: PC
August 11, 2021
Life. Afterlife. Real. Virtual. Dream. Nightmare. It’s a thin line. It’s Axiom Verge 2. The sequel to Axiom Verge, Axiom Verge 2 expands on the universe with completely new characters, abilities, and gameplay.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
5.4
Golf Club: Wasteland 87.

Golf Club: Wasteland

Platform: PC
September 3, 2021
Human life is wiped out. Earth is now a golf course for the ultra-rich. The rich fled to Mars but venture back to a desolate Earth for a round of golf. Each hole in the wasteland offers its own little story and possible puzzle to sink the perfect shot. Play through destroyed brutalist monuments, crumbling shopping malls, and abandoned museums as neon signs and poignant graffiti take swings at current events, Silicon Valley culture and humanity. Piece together the full story of how humanity fell through three distinct sources. Details from the lone golfer’s story, who's come back to Earth for one last game. The Radio Nostalgia From Mars broadcast that gives a glimpse into the lives of those who escaped. And the narration of a “secret spectator” watching from a distance...Be accompanied by a purposefully composed soundtrack as well as personal stories broadcasted on Radio Nostalgia From Mars. The station caters to citizens of Mars, nostalgic for Earth as they listen to music from the 2020s, and dial in to share their memories of the planet. A smooth-voiced radio DJ keeps the show flowing with updates and announcements hinting at a not-so-glamorous life on Mars. Three distinct modes mean every golfer can find something for their tastes. Casual players can focus just on the story and a relaxing scenic round of golf in Story Mode. Those looking for an extra challenge can beat each hole under par using skill and puzzle solving through Challenge Mode. While the total pros can try Iron Mode, where there’s almost zero room for error. Easy-to grasp controls and a minimalist UI underpin the whole game so anyone can easily pick up and play at their own pace.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
6.8
Unbound: Worlds Apart 88.

Unbound: Worlds Apart

Platform: Switch
July 28, 2021
Explore beautiful, hand-crafted Metroidvanian worlds by conjuring different magic portals. Each portal gives you unique abilities to solve puzzles, outsmart abominable creatures, and unravel mysteries.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
6.9
Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom - Prince's Edition 89.

Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom - Prince's Edition

Platform: Switch
September 17, 2021
Ni No Kuni 2 kicks off with the President of a real-world Earth country transported to a magical kingdom in which every person is also sort of an animal as well.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
7.7
TOEM 90.

TOEM

Platform: PC
September 17, 2021
Set off on a delightful expedition and use your photographic eye to uncover the mysteries of the magical TOEM in this hand-drawn adventure game. Chat with quirky characters, solve their problems by snapping neat photos, and make your way through a relaxing landscape!
Metascore:
78
User Score:
tbd
FIFA 22 91.

FIFA 22

Platform: Xbox Series X
September 27, 2021
Powered by Football™, EA SPORTS™ FIFA 22 brings the game even closer to the real thing with fundamental gameplay advances and a new season of innovation across every mode. New gameplay features in FIFA 22 give you more consistency between the posts with a goalkeeper rewrite that brings more composure to the most important position on the pitch, alongside new ball physics, explosive sprint that better matches the acceleration of the game’s quickest players, and new attacking tactics that let you take control of how your team plays. In Career Mode, live out your football dreams as you create and manage the game’s newest club to glory. VOLTA FOOTBALL rewards you for your flair with restyled small-sided gameplay and new ways to play and progress each season. Get the squad together in Pro Clubs with enhanced team customization and updated progression that puts you in control of your Virtual Pro’s development, and welcome back some of football’s most memorable players as new FUT Heroes in FIFA Ultimate Team™ with a redefined competition structure that makes testing your skills against other players more accessible. However you play, enjoy unrivaled authenticity everywhere with over 17,000 players, 700+ teams, and more than 30 leagues including the UEFA Champions League, CONMEBOL Libertadores, and the brand new UEFA Europa Conference League - only available in FIFA 22. GAMEPLAY Reimagined gameplay creates fundamental advances that you’ll feel across every mode in FIFA 22. A goalkeeper rewrite brings more composure and consistency to the most important position on the pitch, new ball physics reimagine every pass, shot, and goal, and explosive sprint lets you feel the acceleration of the game’s quickest players. • Goalkeeper Rewrite - A brand new goalkeeper system brings a new level of intelligence to the last line of defence, unlocking more reliable shot-stopping and smarter decision-making between the posts. In FIFA 22, goalkeeper positioning personality replicates the different styles of keepers throughout the game - from the lightning-fast reflexes of world-class shot stoppers like Jan Oblak to the aggression of sweeper keepers such as Ederson. • True Ball Physics - Real-world data imported into FIFA 22 takes the game’s ball physics to a new level of realism. Tuned parameters including speed, swerve, air drag, air resistance, ground friction, and rolling friction mean every touch, trap, shot, volley, pass, and dribble will look, move, and fly like the real thing. • Explosive Sprint - A new gameplay mechanic that changes the dynamic of one-on-one situations, Explosive Sprint gives you more control over acceleration when dribbling or defending. Lure opponents in and choose when to unleash your full speed to get away from the defender as you drive your team forward in attack.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
2.5
FIFA 22 92.

FIFA 22

Platform: PlayStation 5
September 27, 2021
Powered by Football™, EA SPORTS™ FIFA 22 brings the game even closer to the real thing with fundamental gameplay advances and a new season of innovation across every mode. New gameplay features in FIFA 22 give you more consistency between the posts with a goalkeeper rewrite that brings more composure to the most important position on the pitch, alongside new ball physics, explosive sprint that better matches the acceleration of the game’s quickest players, and new attacking tactics that let you take control of how your team plays. In Career Mode, live out your football dreams as you create and manage the game’s newest club to glory. VOLTA FOOTBALL rewards you for your flair with restyled small-sided gameplay and new ways to play and progress each season. Get the squad together in Pro Clubs with enhanced team customization and updated progression that puts you in control of your Virtual Pro’s development, and welcome back some of football’s most memorable players as new FUT Heroes in FIFA Ultimate Team™ with a redefined competition structure that makes testing your skills against other players more accessible. However you play, enjoy unrivaled authenticity everywhere with over 17,000 players, 700+ teams, and more than 30 leagues including the UEFA Champions League, CONMEBOL Libertadores, and the brand new UEFA Europa Conference League - only available in FIFA 22. GAMEPLAY Reimagined gameplay creates fundamental advances that you’ll feel across every mode in FIFA 22. A goalkeeper rewrite brings more composure and consistency to the most important position on the pitch, new ball physics reimagine every pass, shot, and goal, and explosive sprint lets you feel the acceleration of the game’s quickest players. • Goalkeeper Rewrite - A brand new goalkeeper system brings a new level of intelligence to the last line of defence, unlocking more reliable shot-stopping and smarter decision-making between the posts. In FIFA 22, goalkeeper positioning personality replicates the different styles of keepers throughout the game - from the lightning-fast reflexes of world-class shot stoppers like Jan Oblak to the aggression of sweeper keepers such as Ederson. • True Ball Physics - Real-world data imported into FIFA 22 takes the game’s ball physics to a new level of realism. Tuned parameters including speed, swerve, air drag, air resistance, ground friction, and rolling friction mean every touch, trap, shot, volley, pass, and dribble will look, move, and fly like the real thing. • Explosive Sprint - A new gameplay mechanic that changes the dynamic of one-on-one situations, Explosive Sprint gives you more control over acceleration when dribbling or defending. Lure opponents in and choose when to unleash your full speed to get away from the defender as you drive your team forward in attack.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
2.6
Vesper 93.

Vesper

Platform: PC
July 30, 2021
Thousands of years after the activation of the Vesper Protocol, a small android crosses a fallen world, hunted by merciless machines, to control the power of Light and decide the fate of his race.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
7.0
Jupiter Hell 94.

Jupiter Hell

Platform: PC
August 5, 2021
Jupiter Hell is a turn-based shooter from the depths of cosmic hell, built on a classic roguelike framework updated with modern 3d graphics. Rip and tear zombies, demons, and heavy metal monstrosities with chainguns and chainsaws. Like chess... with shotguns.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
7.7
Eastward 95.

Eastward

Platform: Switch
September 16, 2021
In the near-future, society is starting to collapse, and the human population is at an all-time low. A deadly toxic presence has spread across the land, destroying and devouring everything in its path. Those who could escape the miasma flocked to underground villages to start a new life. But for a hardworking miner and a mysterious young girl, the hope of a thriving outside world beckons Escape the tyrannical clutches of Sandfill's subterranean society and join Eastward's unlikely duo on an exciting adventure to the land above! Discover beautiful yet bizarre settlements and make new friends as you travel across the world by rail.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
8.0
Ayo the Clown 96.

Ayo the Clown

Platform: Switch
July 28, 2021
Go on an adventure to unite dog and clown.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
6.6
Humankind 97.

Humankind

Platform: PC
August 17, 2021
HUMANKIND is a Historical Strategy game where YOU will re-write the entire narrative of humankind – a convergence of culture, history, and values that allows you to create a civilization that is as unique as you are. HOW FAR WILL YOU PUSH HUMANKIND?
Metascore:
78
User Score:
6.9
Hot Wheels Unleashed 98.

Hot Wheels Unleashed

Platform: PC
September 30, 2021
Drive the cars of your dreams! The coolest, the fastest, the most unique badass vans and jaw-dropping muscle cars are waiting for you. Take the wheel of tons of vehicles with their own personality and style, different traits, and levels of rarity. The very best of the hot wheels universe is here! Prove you're the best and unlock Premium cars and extraordinary items and with the livery editor make your ride a one-of-a-kind masterpiece of speed. Race like everyone's watching! Get ready for pure fun and show off your driving skills! Drift like a pro, charge your boost and blast through the loops to beat time, rivals and gravity itself! Are you up for a challenge? Boom, jackpot: race side by side a friend in the 2-player local split-screen mode or face up to 12 players online in a worldwide event. The harder the challenge, the more glorious the triumph! Unleash your creativity! Massive, themed playgrounds are ready to host the most immersive races. Have fun on and off the track with these beautifully detailed and interactive environments, where any object can play a role and be an actual part of your circuit! You can even build a racetrack inside your very own room, a space to customize with furniture and the items you will collect during your journey. And thanks to the incredibly powerful editor, building the craziest tracks has never been easier! Bend and stretch the iconic Orange track piece to create your unique design and then add special Boosters, loops, obstacles, and exclusive interactive elements to build your own racing paradise. Share your creations with the world Or enjoy tracks made by other crazy players like you. Now it's time to unleash the fun!
Metascore:
78
User Score:
8.3
Lone Echo II 99.

Lone Echo II

Platform: PC
October 12, 2021
Jack and Liv are back in Lone Echo II. Return to the rings of Saturn in this highly-anticipated sequel, to unravel the mysteries of Lone Echo and journey deeper into space – past the very boundaries of time itself.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
tbd
Lost in Random 100.

Lost in Random

Platform: PC
September 10, 2021
Play the odds in Lost in Random™, a gothic fairytale-inspired action adventure where every citizen’s fate is determined by the roll of a dice. Ruled by a wicked Queen, the kingdom of Random is divided into six shadowy realms where life is dictated by a cursed black dice. In this story, from the award-winning Swedish game studio Zoink and penned by Eisner Award-winning Adventure Time and Marvel Comics The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl author Ryan North, you’ll join Even, a penniless girl who’s down on her luck, in a dark quest to save her beloved sister. With her companion Dicey, a small and strange living dice, Even must learn to embrace the chaos of Random, uncovering an age-old tale with a modern message. Walk Random’s mysterious cobbled streets, meet its unpredictable residents, and take on courageous quests. Engage in fearsome battles with a unique blend of tactical combat, card collection, and explosive dice gameplay. It’s time to adapt or perish, as you battle inside giant board game arenas that change with every dice throw! Learn how to tip the odds in your favor, and dive into a dark wonderland where only the brave survive.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
7.4

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Highest of the Month
  1. 95

    Tetris Effect: Connected

    • Release Date: Oct 8, 2021
    • User Score: 8.7
    • Platform: Switch
  2. 89

    Metroid Dread

  3. 86

    Disco Elysium: The Final Cut

  4. 84

    Inscryption

    • Release Date: Oct 19, 2021
    • User Score: 8.9
    • Platform: PC
  5. 83

    Age of Empires IV

Lowest of the Month
  1. 48

    The Good Life

    • Release Date: Oct 15, 2021
    • User Score: 6.5
    • Platform: Switch
  2. 63

    The Good Life

    • Release Date: Oct 15, 2021
    • User Score: 6.4
    • Platform: PC
  3. 63

    The Caligula Effect 2

    • Release Date: Oct 19, 2021
    • Rating: T
    • User Score: tbd
    • Platform: PS4
  4. 66

    JETT: The Far Shore

  5. 66

    Neptunia x Senran Kagura: Ninja Wars

    • Release Date: Oct 26, 2021
    • Rating: T
    • Platform: PS4