Game Releases by Score

Borderlands 3 201.

Borderlands 3

Platform: PC
September 13, 2019
At the hard edge of the galaxy lies a group of planets ruthlessly exploited by militarized corporations. Brimming with loot and violence, this is your home – the Borderlands. Answering the call of the Siren champion Lilith, four Vault Hunters charge head-first into a spray of bullets, blood, and bandits to recover a map to ancient Vaults and prevent a universe-destroying power from falling into the wrong hands. The rest is history. Fearless renegade mercenaries on the wildest interplanetary treasure hunt of all time. FL4K is a wandering robotic tracker whose cold steel heart warms only for their pet beasts. Amara beats bad guys into pancakes with her psychic fists. Moze’s best friend is a 10-ton walking killing machine. And Zane, the semi-retired corporate hitman... well, he’s Zane. Hunting Alone? No problem! Shoot and loot your way through the Borderlands, discovering the region’s untold stories and piling high your increasingly deadly cache of goodies and weapons. [2K Games]
Metascore:
81
User Score:
5.2
Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker - Special Episode 202.

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker - Special Episode

Platform: Switch
March 14, 2019
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.2
Halo: Reach Remastered 203.

Halo: Reach Remastered

Platform: PC
December 3, 2019
Halo: Reach* comes to PC as the first installment of Halo: The Master Chief Collection. Now optimized for PC, experience the heroic story of Noble Team, a group of Spartans, who through great sacrifice and courage, saved countless lives in the face of impossible odds. The planet Reach is humanity’s last line of defense between the encroaching Covenant and their ultimate goal, the destruction of Earth. If it falls, humanity will be pushed to the brink of destruction.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.2
Anno 1800 204.

Anno 1800

Platform: PC
April 16, 2019
Anno 1800 – Lead the Industrial Revolution! Welcome to the dawn of the Industrial Age. The path you choose will define your world. Are you an innovator or an exploiter? A conqueror or a liberator? How the world remembers your name is up to you.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.9
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 205.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare

Platform: PC
October 25, 2019
Prepare to go dark, Modern Warfare® is back! The stakes have never been higher as players take on the role of lethal Tier One operators in a heart-racing saga that will affect the global balance of power. Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® engulfs fans in an incredibly raw, gritty, provocative narrative that brings unrivaled intensity and shines a light on the changing nature of modern war. Developed by the studio that started it all, Infinity Ward delivers an epic reimagining of the iconic Modern Warfare® series from the ground up. In the visceral and dramatic single-player story campaign, Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® pushes boundaries and breaks rules the way only Modern Warfare® can. Players will engage in breathtaking covert operations alongside a diverse cast of international special forces throughout iconic European cities and volatile expanses of the Middle East. And the story doesn't end there. In Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare®, players will be thrust into an immersive narrative spanning the entire game. Experience the ultimate online playground with classic multiplayer, or squad-up and play cooperatively in a collection of elite operations accessible to all skill levels.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
2.5
Castlevania Anniversary Collection 206.

Castlevania Anniversary Collection

Platform: Switch
May 16, 2019
Classics that defined the Castlevania series. This KONAMI Castlevania Collection is designed to be a collection around the origins of the historic franchise. Included is a unique eBook that has details provided by developers, artists and other inspired by the Castlevania legacy. Released as part of the KONAMI 50th Anniversary celebration, now the best time to relive these timeless classics that helped define the platformer genre. Game List: Castlevania (1987/US, 1988/EU) Enter At Your Own Risk! If you think it's scary on the outside, wait till you see the basement. You're in for the longest night of your life. Ghosts, goblins, demons, wolves, bats creatures lurking around every corner. Better pick up a weapon or two, because when you finally meet the Count, you know he'll be going for the jugular. Castlevania Simon's Quest1988/US, 1990/EU) NES This title tells the tale of Simon's subsequent adventures following the events in Castlevania. Unlike the previous installment, this one was developed as an action RPG. It maintains the action elements of its predecessor but mainly focuses on exploration and puzzle solving within a far more expansive game world. Castlevania Dracula's Curse (1990/US, 1992/EU) NES Led by the immortal Count Dracula, the greatest army of evil ever assembled is poised to bury mankind in a tomb of terror. Destroying His legions will be the supreme challenge for the mightiest warrior. 100 years before Simon Belmont's birth, Dracula is young at heart and it will take more than a stake to penetrate his evil. Luckily, you command the role of Trevor - Simon's forefather and the original vampire slayer. Super Castlevania (1991/US, 1992/EU) SNES A century of Transylvanian tranquility is about to come to a shocking end. Once again the mortifying screams of helpless villagers shake the ground as they shrink from new horrors unleashed by the Duke of Darkness, Count Dracula. And this time he has a tombstone with your name on it, Simon Belmont. Castlevania The Adventure (1989/US, 1991/EU) GB This is the first title in the series to be released on the Game Boy handheld game console. The variety of power-ups available for the whip added depth to the strategy of the gameplay. Castlevania Belmont's Revenge (1991/US, 1992/EU) GB Fifteen years after vanquishing the evil Count Dracula, Christopher Belmont now faces a vampire swearing vengeance. Drac's back. And he's turned your son, Soleil Belmont, into a deadly demon to do his dirty deeds. To rescue him from the Count's clutches, you must first track him down through four creep packed castles. Castlevania Bloodlines (1994) GEN Unlike the medieval setting of the other titles, this installment takes place during World War I. It introduces new elements to the series, such as the ability to choose one of two characters when starting the game. Huge bosses with dynamic, multi-jointed limbs that move erratically are just one of the many examples of the cutting-edge effects the game had for the time. Kid Dracula (1990/Japan exclusive) NES With its laugh-inducing content and world full of gags, this spinoff is unlike anything else in the series. Players take control of Dracula's son (or so he says...), Kid Dracula, as he goes on a hilarious adventure filled with laughs that also satisfies as a full-fledged action game.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.2
Planet Zoo 207.

Planet Zoo

Platform: PC
November 5, 2019
Build a world for wildlife in Planet Zoo. From the developers of Planet Coaster and Zoo Tycoon comes the ultimate zoo sim, featuring authentic living animals who think, feel and explore the world you create around them. Experience a globe-trotting campaign or let your imagination run wild in the freedom of Sandbox mode. Create unique habitats and vast landscapes, make big decisions and meaningful choices, and nurture your animals as you construct and manage the world's wildest zoos. Meet a world of incredible animals. From playful lion cubs to mighty elephants, every animal in Planet Zoo is a thinking, feeling individual with a distinctive look and personality of their own. Craft detailed habitats to bring your animals' natural environments home, research and manage each species to allow them to thrive, and help your animals raise families to pass their genes onto future generations. Manage an amazing living world that responds to every decision you make. Focus on the big picture or go hands-on and control the smallest details. Thrill visitors with iconic exhibits, develop your zoo with new research, and release new generations of your animals back into the wild. Your choices come alive in a world where animal welfare and conservation comes first.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.1
Gunvolt Chronicles: Luminous Avenger iX 208.

Gunvolt Chronicles: Luminous Avenger iX

Platform: Switch
September 26, 2019
The hero, Copen, can dash into enemies to lock-on onto them so his shots never miss their mark. Put your ingenuity to the test, and you can use his "Bullit Dash" to fly through stages without touching the ground! You have many tools at your disposal, so make find a style that works for you and conquer each stage with style.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.9
My Friend Pedro 209.

My Friend Pedro

Platform: PC
June 20, 2019
My Friend Pedro is a violent ballet about friendship and imagination where players strategically bounce bullets off frying pans and jump through windows in slow motion.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.0
Remnant: From the Ashes 210.

Remnant: From the Ashes

Platform: Xbox One
August 20, 2019
The world has been thrown into chaos by an ancient evil from another dimension. As one of the last remnants of humanity, you must set out alone or alongside up to two other survivors to face down hordes of deadly enemies to try to carve a foothold, rebuild, and retake what was lost.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.3
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy 211.

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy

Platform: Switch
April 9, 2019
Defend the innocent and save the day! Courtroom hero Phoenix Wright lays down the law this Winter in the digital release of Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy. Experience the original trilogy like never before in clear, high-resolution re-drawn graphics and immersive 3D visuals optimized for the Nintendo 3DS system. Join rookie lawyer Phoenix Wright through the early years of his career in his quest to find the truth behind all of the classic cases! Prepare for intense courtroom showdowns by investigating crime scenes, collecting evidence, and questioning witnesses. Use evidence and the testimonies of witnesses to your advantage as you battle for the innocence of your client. Nothing less of a full acquittal will do in this court of law. Find the contradictions in witnesses' testimonies to expose the truth! As a new feature, the Japanese version of the game, "Gyakuten Saiban 123 Naruhodo Selection," will be included, giving players the option to switch between the Japanese and English versions in-game. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy includes Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney, Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Justice For All, and Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Trials and Tribulations and will be available to purchase as a digital download title exclusively on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo 3DS. -Three beloved games in one: For the first time ever on Nintendo 3DS, experience all of the classic courtroom drama from the original Phoenix Wright trilogy in one epic collection. -Familiar faces return: Join Phoenix Wright in his early years, as he gets introduced to his colorful cast of friends and foes, including Pearl Fey and rival prosecutor Miles Edgeworth. -Two classic gameplay segments: --Investigation phase - survey crime scenes, interview witnesses and gather evidence that will be used in court. --Court phase - present findings from the investigation to support your case, listen to testimonies and examine witnesses. -Play two versions: the Japanese version of the game, "Gyakuten Saiban 123 Naruhodo Selection," will be included, giving players the option to switch between the Japanese and English versions in-game.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.2
Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition 212.

Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition

Platform: PlayStation 4
January 11, 2019
Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition celebrates the 10th anniversary of this RPG with new fully playable characters, events and other additional content never released outside of Japan. Follow Yuri Lowell, a former Imperial Knight, as he befriends a colorful cast of characters throughout the world of Terca Lumireis and finds himself in the middle of a nefarious plot that threatens the destruction of the entire planet.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.4
Baldur's Gate and Baldur's Gate II: Enhanced Editions 213.

Baldur's Gate and Baldur's Gate II: Enhanced Editions

Platform: PlayStation 4
October 15, 2019
Includes the original Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition and its sequel, Baldur’s Gate II: Enhanced Edition, with all DLC and restored quest content, as well as the Baldur’s Gate: Siege of Dragonspear expansion, featuring new original content developed by Beamdog to bridge the two games.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
5.5
Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair 214.

Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair

Platform: PC
October 8, 2019
Yooka & Laylee are back in a brand-new platform hybrid adventure. They must run, jump and roll their way through a series of challenging 2D levels, face a puzzling Overworld and rally the Royal Bee-tallion to take down Capital B and his Impossible Lair. * The overworld isn't just a hub to hop from level to level, it provides a whole separate gaming experience. Explore and unlock more 2D levels by completing objectives and puzzles, rescue Royal Bees and find collectibles. * Alternate Level States. Think you've got a level figured out? Try it in its alternate state! Flip switches in the overworld to create new landscapes. * Bee-at the Impossible Lair. Players are free to tackle Capital B's Impossible Lair at any time; however, they may find it too much of a challenge without the help of the Royal Bee Guards.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
6.7
A Plague Tale: Innocence 215.

A Plague Tale: Innocence

Platform: PC
May 13, 2019
A Plague Tale: Innocence offers an adventure supported by an original scenario, with gameplay that blends action, adventure and stealth phases. Follow our protagonists Amicia and her little brother Hugo, both orphans and on the run from the terrifying Inquisition. Our young heroes will also need to survive against an even greater danger: supernatural swarms of rats that appeared with the great plague infecting across cities and countryside. [Focus Home Interactive]
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.5
SteamWorld Quest: Hand of Gilgamech 216.

SteamWorld Quest: Hand of Gilgamech

Platform: Switch
April 25, 2019
SteamWorld Quest is the roleplaying card game you’ve been waiting for! Lead a party of aspiring heroes through a beautifully hand-drawn world and intense battles using only your wits and a handful of cards. Take on whatever threat comes your way by crafting your own deck choosing from over 100 unique punch-cards. What awaits you is a luscious treasure chest filled with gold, dragons, vivid worlds, magic, knights in shining armor as well as XP, turn-based battles and all that good RPG stuff! The game’s humorous mix of traditional fantasy and steampunk robots makes for an unforgettable experience with lots of laughs
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.6
Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince 217.

Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince

Platform: PC
October 8, 2019
TheTrine series returns to the magic of 2.5D! Join three iconic heroes as they set off on a quest through fantastical fairytale landscapes to save the world from the Nightmare Prince’s shadows.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.9
Age of Wonders: Planetfall 218.

Age of Wonders: Planetfall

Platform: PC
August 6, 2019
Age of Wonders: Planetfall is the new strategy game from Triumph Studios, creators of the critically acclaimed Age of Wonders series, bringing all the exciting tactical turn-based combat and in-depth empire building of its predecessors to space in an all-new, sci-fi setting.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.5
Etrian Odyssey Nexus 219.

Etrian Odyssey Nexus

Platform: 3DS
February 5, 2019
A royal decree from Princess Persephone has prompted the gathering of the realm's greatest explorers to the floating city of Maginia. Their goal - uncovering the mysteries of the archipelago of Lemuria, home to a great Yggdrasil Tree. Recruit explorers from 19 classes spanning the entire Etrian series, including the brand new "Hero" class, before setting out to Lemuria in search of treasure and glory!
Metascore:
81
User Score:
6.7
L.A. Noire: The VR Case Files 220.

L.A. Noire: The VR Case Files

Platform: PlayStation 4
September 24, 2019
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.1
Songbird Symphony 221.

Songbird Symphony

Platform: Switch
July 25, 2019
Songbird Symphony is a musical adventure game that combines platforming and rhythm gameplay mechanics to emulate the magical role music plays in a Disneyesque storytelling experience. Join Birb as he leaves the safety of his nest in search of his parents, confronting the dangers of the outside world and ultimately unveiling his destiny.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.8
Horace 222.

Horace

Platform: PC
July 18, 2019
Horace is a story-driven, pixel-platform adventure peppered with nostalgic, popular culture references which will bring a smile to any gamer who enjoys the 8 and 16 bit era.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.0
Wargroove 223.

Wargroove

Platform: Xbox One
February 1, 2019
Take to the battlefield with Wargroove, a strategy game for up to 4 players. Choose your Commander and wage turn-based war on battling factions. Design and share maps, cut-scenes and campaigns with easy-to-use editors and in-depth customization tools.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
5.4
Void Bastards 224.

Void Bastards

Platform: PC
May 28, 2019
Inspired by BioShock and System Shock 2, Void Bastards is a new strategy-shooter that will test your wits as well as exercise your aim. Can you lead the misfit prisoners of the Void Ark through the derelict spaceships and myriad dangers of the Sargasso Nebula?
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.4
BoxBoy! + BoxGirl! 225.

BoxBoy! + BoxGirl!

Platform: Switch
April 26, 2019
The fan-favorite puzzle series is back for the first time on Nintendo Switch with a brand new game. In addition to 270 new levels, two players can work as a team to solve puzzles in a new co-op mode. As a bonus, players who complete the game can access a new adventure starring Qudy.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.9
Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair 226.

Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair

Platform: Switch
October 8, 2019
Yooka & Laylee are back in a brand-new platform hybrid adventure. They must run, jump and roll their way through a series of challenging 2D levels, face a puzzling Overworld and rally the Royal Bee-tallion to take down Capital B and his Impossible Lair. * The overworld isn't just a hub to hop from level to level, it provides a whole separate gaming experience. Explore and unlock more 2D levels by completing objectives and puzzles, rescue Royal Bees and find collectibles. * Alternate Level States. Think you've got a level figured out? Try it in its alternate state! Flip switches in the overworld to create new landscapes. * Bee-at the Impossible Lair. Players are free to tackle Capital B's Impossible Lair at any time; however, they may find it too much of a challenge without the help of the Royal Bee Guards.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.8
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 227.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare

Platform: Xbox One
October 25, 2019
Prepare to go dark, Modern Warfare® is back! The stakes have never been higher as players take on the role of lethal Tier One operators in a heart-racing saga that will affect the global balance of power. Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® engulfs fans in an incredibly raw, gritty, provocative narrative that brings unrivaled intensity and shines a light on the changing nature of modern war. Developed by the studio that started it all, Infinity Ward delivers an epic reimagining of the iconic Modern Warfare® series from the ground up. In the visceral and dramatic single-player story campaign, Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® pushes boundaries and breaks rules the way only Modern Warfare® can. Players will engage in breathtaking covert operations alongside a diverse cast of international special forces throughout iconic European cities and volatile expanses of the Middle East. And the story doesn't end there. In Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare®, players will be thrust into an immersive narrative spanning the entire game. Experience the ultimate online playground with classic multiplayer, or squad-up and play cooperatively in a collection of elite operations accessible to all skill levels.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
3.7
Final Fantasy VIII Remastered 228.

Final Fantasy VIII Remastered

Platform: PlayStation 4
September 3, 2019
In a world where an ancient energy known as the Sorceress Power is passed down through generations, the peace of the realm is threatened when the evil Sorceress Edea takes power as ruler of the Galbadia Republic. Squall, a member of Balamb Garden Military Academy's elite mercenary force SeeD, other allies from the Garden, and Rinoa, a member of the resistance, join together on a journey to fight against Sorceress Edea, who shows hostility toward the Garden. [Square Enix]
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.0
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy 229.

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy

Platform: PC
April 9, 2019
Defend the innocent and save the day! Courtroom hero Phoenix Wright lays down the law this Winter in the digital release of Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy. Experience the original trilogy like never before in clear, high-resolution re-drawn graphics and immersive 3D visuals optimized for the Nintendo 3DS system. Join rookie lawyer Phoenix Wright through the early years of his career in his quest to find the truth behind all of the classic cases! Prepare for intense courtroom showdowns by investigating crime scenes, collecting evidence, and questioning witnesses. Use evidence and the testimonies of witnesses to your advantage as you battle for the innocence of your client. Nothing less of a full acquittal will do in this court of law. Find the contradictions in witnesses' testimonies to expose the truth! As a new feature, the Japanese version of the game, "Gyakuten Saiban 123 Naruhodo Selection," will be included, giving players the option to switch between the Japanese and English versions in-game. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy includes Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney, Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Justice For All, and Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Trials and Tribulations and will be available to purchase as a digital download title exclusively on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo 3DS. -Three beloved games in one: For the first time ever on Nintendo 3DS, experience all of the classic courtroom drama from the original Phoenix Wright trilogy in one epic collection. -Familiar faces return: Join Phoenix Wright in his early years, as he gets introduced to his colorful cast of friends and foes, including Pearl Fey and rival prosecutor Miles Edgeworth. -Two classic gameplay segments: --Investigation phase - survey crime scenes, interview witnesses and gather evidence that will be used in court. --Court phase - present findings from the investigation to support your case, listen to testimonies and examine witnesses. -Play two versions: the Japanese version of the game, "Gyakuten Saiban 123 Naruhodo Selection," will be included, giving players the option to switch between the Japanese and English versions in-game.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.5
The Red Strings Club 230.

The Red Strings Club

Platform: Switch
March 14, 2019
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.7
Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition 231.

Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition

Platform: Xbox One
January 11, 2019
Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition celebrates the 10th anniversary of this RPG with new fully playable characters, events and other additional content never released outside of Japan. Follow Yuri Lowell, a former Imperial Knight, as he befriends a colorful cast of characters throughout the world of Terca Lumireis and finds himself in the middle of a nefarious plot that threatens the destruction of the entire planet.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.2
The Elder Scrolls Online: Elsweyr 232.

The Elder Scrolls Online: Elsweyr

Platform: PC
May 20, 2019
Once thought lost to the mists of time, fearsome Dragons now soar the skies of Elsweyr, leaving scorched ruin in their wake. In The Elder Scrolls Online: Elsweyr, you must discover the dark purpose behind their rampage in a new epic story and prevent the destruction of the Khajiiti homeland. Take heart, for these scaled monstrosities are not invincible, and with the right planning, tactics, and tools they can be brought to the ground and even killed. Coordination and skill are key to overcoming the Dragons, but if you succeed, you'll reap rewards not found anywhere else in Nirn. Beware the skies, walker.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.0
Crash Team Racing: Nitro-Fueled 233.

Crash Team Racing: Nitro-Fueled

Platform: Switch
June 20, 2019
Crash is back in the driver’s seat. Get ready to go fur-throttle with Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled. It’s the authentic CTR experience plus a whole lot more, now fully-remastered and revved up to the max: • Start your engines with the original game modes, characters, tracks, power-ups, weapons and controls • Power slide to glory in additional karts and tracks from beyond the original game • Race online with friends and Crash the competition with online leaderboards With Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled, the stakes are high and the competition is fierce. It's the CTR you love, now kicked into the highest gear.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
6.4
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy 234.

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy

Platform: Xbox One
April 9, 2019
Defend the innocent and save the day! Courtroom hero Phoenix Wright lays down the law this Winter in the digital release of Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy. Experience the original trilogy like never before in clear, high-resolution re-drawn graphics and immersive 3D visuals optimized for the Nintendo 3DS system. Join rookie lawyer Phoenix Wright through the early years of his career in his quest to find the truth behind all of the classic cases! Prepare for intense courtroom showdowns by investigating crime scenes, collecting evidence, and questioning witnesses. Use evidence and the testimonies of witnesses to your advantage as you battle for the innocence of your client. Nothing less of a full acquittal will do in this court of law. Find the contradictions in witnesses' testimonies to expose the truth! As a new feature, the Japanese version of the game, "Gyakuten Saiban 123 Naruhodo Selection," will be included, giving players the option to switch between the Japanese and English versions in-game. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy includes Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney, Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Justice For All, and Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Trials and Tribulations and will be available to purchase as a digital download title exclusively on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo 3DS. -Three beloved games in one: For the first time ever on Nintendo 3DS, experience all of the classic courtroom drama from the original Phoenix Wright trilogy in one epic collection. -Familiar faces return: Join Phoenix Wright in his early years, as he gets introduced to his colorful cast of friends and foes, including Pearl Fey and rival prosecutor Miles Edgeworth. -Two classic gameplay segments: --Investigation phase - survey crime scenes, interview witnesses and gather evidence that will be used in court. --Court phase - present findings from the investigation to support your case, listen to testimonies and examine witnesses. -Play two versions: the Japanese version of the game, "Gyakuten Saiban 123 Naruhodo Selection," will be included, giving players the option to switch between the Japanese and English versions in-game.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.3
Detroit: Become Human 235.

Detroit: Become Human

Platform: PC
December 12, 2019
Humankind, rediscovered. Travel to the near-future metropolis of Detroit a city rejuvenated by an exciting technological development: androids. Witness your brave new world turn to chaos as you take on the role of Kara, a female android trying to find her own place in a turbulent social landscape. Shape an ambitious branching narrative, making choices that will not only determine your own fate, but that of the entire city. Discover what it means to be human from the perspective of an outsider see the world of man though the eyes of a machine.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.3
Mutazione 236.

Mutazione

Platform: PC
September 19, 2019
A mutant soap opera where small-town gossip meets the supernatural. Join Kai as she arrives in the mysterious community of Mutazione to care for her ailing grandfather. Discover scenic hangouts, magical gardens, new friends, and old secrets… They can survive an apocalyptic meteor strike, but can they survive their small-town drama?
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.4
SpellForce 3: Soul Harvest 237.

SpellForce 3: Soul Harvest

Platform: PC
May 28, 2019
Three years after the Purity Wars, Nortander is on the cusp of a new era.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.6
Children of Morta 238.

Children of Morta

Platform: Switch
November 20, 2019
Children of Morta is a narrative-based roguelike hack’n slash game for PC, Mac and Linux which will involve you in the adventures of a family.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.3
Five Nights at Freddy's VR: Help Wanted 239.

Five Nights at Freddy's VR: Help Wanted

Platform: PlayStation 4
May 28, 2019
Five Nights at Freddy’s VR: Help Wanted is a collection of classic and original mini-games set in the Five Nights universe. Survive terrifying encounters with your favorite killer animatronics in a collection of new and classic Five Nights at Freddy’s experiences. “Where fantasy and fun come to life!”
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.9
Resident Evil 4 240.

Resident Evil 4

Platform: Switch
May 21, 2019
Six years after the destruction of Raccoon City, Leon Kennedy, now an agent with the US Secret Service, is sent on a rescue mission in Europe. His target is Ashley Graham, the president's daughter. Leon locates a man in a remote house in the mountains and inquires about Ashley's whereabouts, but receives no answer. Suddenly, the man turns and attempts to strike Leon! Visions of the horror of Raccoon City flood Leon's mind as he realizes his nightmare has not yet ended.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.7
Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince 241.

Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince

Platform: Switch
October 8, 2019
The Trine series returns to the magic of 2.5D with Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince! The three heroes of the best-selling adventure series are back, sent on a quest to retrieve the troubled young Prince Selius. Amadeus the Wizard, Pontius the Knight, and Zoya the Thief are joined together once again on a thrilling quest through fantastical fairytale landscapes teeming with danger. Prince Selius suffers from intensely dark dreams and, due to his magical talents, monstrous nightmares are able to slip into reality and wreak havoc on the waking world. Amadeus, Pontius, and Zoya must find the afflicted prince and resolve the desperate situation before the world is engulfed by the Nightmare Prince's shadows.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.7
Assassin's Creed: The Rebel Collection 242.

Assassin's Creed: The Rebel Collection

Platform: Switch
December 6, 2019
Become the most feared pirate in the Caribbean in Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag. Take part in an award-winning naval experience and explore a massive open world. Become the ultimate assassin hunter in Assassin’s Creed® Rogue, and play as a Templar for the first time in franchise history. Experience enhanced features like Handheld Mode, HD Rumble, Touch Screen Interface, and Motion Control Aiming.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.2
Blood & Truth 243.

Blood & Truth

Platform: PlayStation 4
May 28, 2019
Blood & Truth takes place in modern day London against the city's backdrop of glamour and grit, making it the perfect location for a criminal underworld to inhabit. The capabilities of PS VR puts you into the shoes of an action hero in a way you won't have experienced before. From the moment you slip on the headset, you become Ryan Marks, an elite Special Forces soldier who is on a dangerous mission to save his family from a ruthless criminal overlord. Playing as Ryan, you will come face to face with enemies, uncover secrets and experience the thrill of the chase.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.9
Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince 244.

Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince

Platform: Xbox One
October 8, 2019
TheTrine series returns to the magic of 2.5D! Join three iconic heroes as they set off on a quest through fantastical fairytale landscapes to save the world from the Nightmare Prince’s shadows.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
6.8
Torchlight II 245.

Torchlight II

Platform: PlayStation 4
September 3, 2019
Beyond the town of Torchlight lies a world shrouded in adventure and mystery. Guardian-warrior Syl appears in a prophetic dream, summoning the player to the Estherian Steppes. There, you meet with the Destroyer and soon venture across the continent of Vilderan, an exotic frontier besieged by forces of evil. A discovery unfolds, that the Alchemist, following his conquest of dark ember, disappeared on his quest to defeat the unknown corrupted force responsible for destroying the mystical race of Estherians. Aided by Syl, the remaining Estherian Guardians, and clues left behind by the missing Alchemist, you will find yourself battling a powerful enemy that threatens to unravel the elements of the entire world.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
4.6
Pokemon Sword / Shield Dual Pack 246.

Pokemon Sword / Shield Dual Pack

Platform: Switch
November 15, 2019
A new generation of Pokémon has come to the Nintendo Switch system. Become a Pokémon Trainer, embark on a new journey in the new Galar region, and unravel the mystery behind the Legendary Pokémon Zacian and Zamazenta! Explore the Wild Area, a vast expanse of land where the player can freely control the camera. And participate in Max Raid Battles** in which players will face off against gigantic and super-strong Pokémon known as Dynamax Pokémon. Begin your adventure by choosing one of three new partner Pokémon: Grookey, Scorbunny, or Sobble and encounter new and familiar Pokémon as you catch, battle, and trade. Players can control the camera and explore the vast areas around them in the Wild Area. Team up with other players locally or online in the new multiplayer co-op Max Raid Battles. Trainers who possess the special item Dynamax Band can Dynamax their own Pokémon. Get ready for the next Pokémon adventure in the Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield games. * Catch, battle, and trade Pokémon on an all-new adventure in the Galar region * Choose from three new partner Pokémon and encounter never-before-seen Pokémon * Unravel the mystery behind the Legendary Pokémon Zacian and Zamazenta! * Players can control the camera in the vast Wild Area * Team up with other Trainers to participate in Max Raid Battles**! * Battle wild Dynamax Pokémon in Max Raid Battles and try catching them** ** Nintendo Switch Online membership (sold separately) and Nintendo Account required for online play. Not available in all countries. Internet access required for online features. Terms apply. nintendo.com/switch-online **
Metascore:
80
User Score:
3.8
New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe 247.

New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe

Platform: Switch
January 11, 2019
Join Mario, Luigi, and pals for single-player or multiplayer fun anytime, anywhere. Take on two family-friendly, side-scrolling adventures with up to three friends* as you try to save the Mushroom Kingdom. Includes the New Super Mario Bros. U and harder, faster New Super Luigi U games—both of which include Nabbit and Toadette as playable characters. Two games in one. Simple, straightforward controls, new playable characters optimized for younger and less-experienced players, and a wealth of bonus content—like a Hints gallery and helpful reference videos**—make this a perfect choice for anyone looking to introduce their family to the wonderful world of Mario. All a player needs is one Joy-Con controller, so two people can team up right out of the box! Tackle 164 platforming courses in the two main game modes and enjoy extra replayability with three additional game modes in which you can also play as a Mii character: Challenges, Boost Rush, and Coin Battle.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.0
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 248.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare

Platform: PlayStation 4
October 25, 2019
Prepare to go dark, Modern Warfare® is back! The stakes have never been higher as players take on the role of lethal Tier One operators in a heart-racing saga that will affect the global balance of power. Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® engulfs fans in an incredibly raw, gritty, provocative narrative that brings unrivaled intensity and shines a light on the changing nature of modern war. Developed by the studio that started it all, Infinity Ward delivers an epic reimagining of the iconic Modern Warfare® series from the ground up. In the visceral and dramatic single-player story campaign, Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® pushes boundaries and breaks rules the way only Modern Warfare® can. Players will engage in breathtaking covert operations alongside a diverse cast of international special forces throughout iconic European cities and volatile expanses of the Middle East. And the story doesn't end there. In Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare®, players will be thrust into an immersive narrative spanning the entire game. Experience the ultimate online playground with classic multiplayer, or squad-up and play cooperatively in a collection of elite operations accessible to all skill levels.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
3.3
Ghost Giant 249.

Ghost Giant

Platform: PlayStation 4
April 16, 2019
Experience a new puzzle adventure from the studio behind Fe and Flipping Death. In Ghost Giant, you are the protector of the lonely little boy, Louis. Invisible to everyone but him, you explore his world and use your size to help him and the citizens of Sancourt.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.1
Final Fantasy VIII Remastered 250.

Final Fantasy VIII Remastered

Platform: Switch
September 3, 2019
In a world where an ancient energy known as the Sorceress Power is passed down through generations, the peace of the realm is threatened when the evil Sorceress Edea takes power as ruler of the Galbadia Republic. Squall, a member of Balamb Garden Military Academy's elite mercenary force SeeD, other allies from the Garden, and Rinoa, a member of the resistance, join together on a journey to fight against Sorceress Edea, who shows hostility toward the Garden. [Square Enix]
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.1
Sid Meier's Civilization VI: Gathering Storm 251.

Sid Meier's Civilization VI: Gathering Storm

Platform: PC
February 14, 2019
In Gathering Storm, the second expansion to Civilization VI, the world around you is more alive than ever before. Chart a path to victory for your people by developing new advanced technologies and engineering projects and negotiating with the global community in the World Congress on critical issues. The choices you make in the game will influence the world ecosystem and could impact the future of the entire planet. Natural disasters like floods, storms, and volcanoes can pillage or destroy your Improvements and Districts – but they may also refresh and enrich the lands after they pass. In addition to these new systems, Civilization VI: Gathering Storm introduces eight new civilizations and nine new leaders. Seven new world wonders can be constructed, as well as a variety of new units, districts, buildings, and improvements.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
6.8
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy 252.

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy

Platform: PlayStation 4
April 9, 2019
Become Phoenix Wright and experience the thrill of battle as you fight to save your innocent clients in a court of law. Play all 14 episodes, spanning the first three games, in one gorgeous collection. Solve the intriguing mysteries behind each case and witness the final truth for yourself.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.5
Pokemon Shield 253.

Pokemon Shield

Platform: Switch
November 15, 2019
Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield are set in Galar, an expansive region with many environments—idyllic countryside, contemporary cities, thick forests, and craggy, snow-covered mountains. The people and Pokémon live together in this region, and they’ve worked together to develop the industries here. You’ll visit the various Gyms in the Galar region, aiming for the enviable and admirable title of Champion. [Nintendo]
Metascore:
80
User Score:
4.5
Valfaris 254.

Valfaris

Platform: PlayStation 4
November 5, 2019
Set in the far reaches of space, Valfaris is a heavy metal infused 2D action-platformer and the next game from the team behind Unity Awards finalist, Slain: Back From Hell. Brutal combat. Deadly enemies. Stunning pixel art. Savage soundtrack. Get ready to rip the galaxy a new wormhole.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
6.1
Metro Exodus 255.

Metro Exodus

Platform: PlayStation 4
February 15, 2019
In Metro Exodus, Artyom and a band of survivors must flee the shattered ruins of the Moscow Metro and embark on an epic, continent-spanning journey across the post-apocalyptic Russian wilderness. Explore vast, non-linear levels, lose yourself in an immersive, sandbox survival experience, and follow a story-line that spans an entire year in the greatest Metro adventure yet. [Deep Silver]
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.1
Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown 256.

Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown

Platform: PlayStation 4
January 18, 2019
Strap yourself into the cockpit of some of the worlds most formidable fighter planes and skim through the clouds embarking on daring aerial stunts and nerve-shredding tactical dogfights. In Ace Combat 7, you take on the role of an Ace an elite fighter pilot tasked with patrolling the most open and intimidating space on Earth: the sky. Choose from an array of authentic modern and futurist aircraft and load them up with an arsenal of cutting-edge super weapons as unfolding events drive you into ever more dangerous aerial face-offs. PlayStation VR support will allow you to actually climb inside the cockpit with a series of exclusive features that create a new level of death-defying immersion.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.0
Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince 257.

Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince

Platform: PlayStation 4
October 8, 2019
TheTrine series returns to the magic of 2.5D! Join three iconic heroes as they set off on a quest through fantastical fairytale landscapes to save the world from the Nightmare Prince’s shadows.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.1
A Short Hike 258.

A Short Hike

Platform: PC
July 30, 2019
Hike, climb, and soar through the peaceful mountainside landscapes of Hawk Peak Provincial Park as you make your way to the summit.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.4
Dauntless 259.

Dauntless

Platform: PlayStation 4
May 21, 2019
As a Slayer, you are all that stands between your world and the Behemoths that seek to devour it. Take on boss-sized monsters, forge powerful weapons, and craft armour from the very creatures you slay — all in a massive, free-to-play online world.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
3.9
Resident Evil 260.

Resident Evil

Platform: Switch
May 21, 2019
The game that defined the survival-horror genre is back! Check out the remastered HD version of Resident Evil. In 1998 a special forces team is sent to investigate some bizarre murders on the outskirts of Raccoon City. Upon arriving they are attacked by a pack of blood-thirsty dogs and are forced to take cover in a nearby mansion. But the scent of death hangs heavy in the air. Supplies are scarce as they struggle to stay alive. Graphics: * More detailed graphics that retain the horror. * The environments come alive with detail thanks to resolution upgrades and non-static 3D models. * Post-processing effects like Bloom filters, which were not easy to do at the time of the original release, have been added to make the HD graphics even more realistic. * High-Resolution Environments - We've increased the resolution of the background environments by recreating them with a mix of high-res static images, plus animated 3D models. * Widescreen (16:9) is supported, so players can experience a greater sense of immersion. In widescreen mode, the screen will scroll. The parts of the screen that get cut off on the top and bottom will scroll into view automatically depending on the character's position. * You can switch the display mode during gameplay in real time. Sound: * High-Quality Sound - The audio has been remastered to increase the sampling rate, and of course 5.1ch output is also now supported. * You can play using the original control scheme or an alternate control scheme that lets you just push the analog stick to move in the direction you want to go. * You can switch the control scheme during gameplay in real time.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.6
Castlevania Anniversary Collection 261.

Castlevania Anniversary Collection

Platform: Xbox One
May 16, 2019
Classics that defined the Castlevania series. This KONAMI Castlevania Collection is designed to be a collection around the origins of the historic franchise. Included is a unique eBook that has details provided by developers, artists and other inspired by the Castlevania legacy. Released as part of the KONAMI 50th Anniversary celebration, now the best time to relive these timeless classics that helped define the platformer genre. Game List: Castlevania (1987/US, 1988/EU) Enter At Your Own Risk! If you think it's scary on the outside, wait till you see the basement. You're in for the longest night of your life. Ghosts, goblins, demons, wolves, bats creatures lurking around every corner. Better pick up a weapon or two, because when you finally meet the Count, you know he'll be going for the jugular. Castlevania Simon's Quest1988/US, 1990/EU) NES This title tells the tale of Simon's subsequent adventures following the events in Castlevania. Unlike the previous installment, this one was developed as an action RPG. It maintains the action elements of its predecessor but mainly focuses on exploration and puzzle solving within a far more expansive game world. Castlevania Dracula's Curse (1990/US, 1992/EU) NES Led by the immortal Count Dracula, the greatest army of evil ever assembled is poised to bury mankind in a tomb of terror. Destroying His legions will be the supreme challenge for the mightiest warrior. 100 years before Simon Belmont's birth, Dracula is young at heart and it will take more than a stake to penetrate his evil. Luckily, you command the role of Trevor - Simon's forefather and the original vampire slayer. Super Castlevania (1991/US, 1992/EU) SNES A century of Transylvanian tranquility is about to come to a shocking end. Once again the mortifying screams of helpless villagers shake the ground as they shrink from new horrors unleashed by the Duke of Darkness, Count Dracula. And this time he has a tombstone with your name on it, Simon Belmont. Castlevania The Adventure (1989/US, 1991/EU) GB This is the first title in the series to be released on the Game Boy handheld game console. The variety of power-ups available for the whip added depth to the strategy of the gameplay. Castlevania Belmont's Revenge (1991/US, 1992/EU) GB Fifteen years after vanquishing the evil Count Dracula, Christopher Belmont now faces a vampire swearing vengeance. Drac's back. And he's turned your son, Soleil Belmont, into a deadly demon to do his dirty deeds. To rescue him from the Count's clutches, you must first track him down through four creep packed castles. Castlevania Bloodlines (1994) GEN Unlike the medieval setting of the other titles, this installment takes place during World War I. It introduces new elements to the series, such as the ability to choose one of two characters when starting the game. Huge bosses with dynamic, multi-jointed limbs that move erratically are just one of the many examples of the cutting-edge effects the game had for the time. Kid Dracula (1990/Japan exclusive) NES With its laugh-inducing content and world full of gags, this spinoff is unlike anything else in the series. Players take control of Dracula's son (or so he says...), Kid Dracula, as he goes on a hilarious adventure filled with laughs that also satisfies as a full-fledged action game.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.5
Blazing Beaks 262.

Blazing Beaks

Platform: Switch
May 10, 2019
Blaze your way armed to the beak through hordes of mutants, monsters & other creepy creatures. But beware, collecting too many shiny things can hurt you in this unique rogue-lite game.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.9
Yo-kai Watch 3 263.

Yo-kai Watch 3

Platform: 3DS
February 8, 2019
Mischievous beings known as Yo-kai are everywhere, and it's up to Nate and Hailey Anne to befriend, battle, and solve problems with them. Follow two parallel stories and unravel the mysteries behind strange sightings while meeting over 600 Yo-kai and using the new 3x3 grid battle system to strategically dish out or dodge attacks. More Yo-kai, more mysteries! 'Merican Yo-kai have made their way to YO-KAI WATCH 3 and they're rootin' tootin' troublemakers. Speaking of troublemakers, in BBQ, zombies rise from their graves and Nate must free the town during Zombie Night. If you're too afraid of zombies, you can always find treasure by exploring randomly generated dungeons and discover the truth about the mysterious ruins hidden all across the continent with the Yo-kai Blasters T group. * Meet Hailey Anne and Usapyon as they solve cases as Yo-kai detectives in Springdale * Explore the American-inspired location, BBQ, where 'Merican Yo-kai run rampant * Battle all-new bosses, meet over 600 Yo-kai, and use a new 3x3 grid battle system to strategically dish out attacks * In BBQ, go on a rafting adventure, try out a new Crank-a-kai, and interact with new 'Merican Yo-kai * Train up your very own Nyan, a cat like Yo-kai, in Build-a-Nyan * Bonk zombies on the head, in an all-new mode, Zombie Nightit's an invasion! * Link with versions of YO-KAI WATCH 2 and YO-KAI WATCH BLASTERS to earn special Yo-kai * Discover treasure as part of the Yo-kai Blasters T group and make your way through randomly generated dungeons
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.7
Pokemon Sword 264.

Pokemon Sword

Platform: Switch
November 15, 2019
Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield are set in Galar, an expansive region with many environments—idyllic countryside, contemporary cities, thick forests, and craggy, snow-covered mountains. The people and Pokémon live together in this region, and they’ve worked together to develop the industries here. You’ll visit the various Gyms in the Galar region, aiming for the enviable and admirable title of Champion. [Nintendo]
Metascore:
80
User Score:
4.6
Fantasy General II: Invasion 265.

Fantasy General II: Invasion

Platform: PC
September 5, 2019
Armies once again draw battle-lines on the war-torn land of Keldonia, and a new generation of commanders will test their bravery and tactics against each other.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.2
Valfaris 266.

Valfaris

Platform: Xbox One
November 15, 2019
Set in the far reaches of space, Valfaris is a heavy metal infused 2D action-platformer and the next game from the team behind Unity Awards finalist, Slain: Back From Hell. Brutal combat. Deadly enemies. Stunning pixel art. Savage soundtrack. Get ready to rip the galaxy a new wormhole.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.9
Bury Me, My Love 267.

Bury Me, My Love

Platform: PC
January 10, 2019
Bury me, my Love tells the story of Syrian refugee Nour and her husband Majd, as Nour undertakes a perilous journey to safety in Europe.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
3.2
The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel 268.

The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel

Platform: PlayStation 4
March 26, 2019
Among the nations on the Zemurian continent, the mighty Erebonian Empire has been quick to stake its claim militarily; yet politically, ugly bouts of internal conflict between the upper class and commoners struggling to rise to power have been steadily intensifying with each passing month. The Noble and Reformist Factions have been none too kind to one another over the years, and tensions between the two only stand to worsen if compromises aren't reached in the very near future. Rean Schwarzer, like any other citizen of the Imperial nation, is no stranger to these rising conflicts: the class system has been deeply interwoven into the tapestry of Erebonian culture since the days of old. As a seventeen-year-old student preparing for his new life at Thors Military Academy, however, he notices that his crimson uniform differs from the standard outfits issued to his peerstypically green for commoners, and white for nobles. Enter, Class VII of Thors Military Academy. For the first time in the prestigious academy's history, rank means nothing and skill means everything. With nine hand-picked students of various backgrounds and abilities, Rean included, Class VII readies itself to dive deep into the political quagmire that threatens not only them, but the very foundations of the Empire.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.6
Yakuza Kiwami 269.

Yakuza Kiwami

Platform: PC
February 19, 2019
In 2005, a legend was born on the PlayStation 2 - the legend of Kazuma Kiryu, the Dragon of Dojima, in his video game debut with Yakuza. Now, 11 years after that release, a new generation of players will be able to experience the incomparable action and drama of the Yakuza series with the rebuilt-from-scratch HD remake exclusive to PlayStation 4, Yakuza Kiwami. "Kiwami" means Extreme, and the game takes that concept to heart. It's not an HD-remaster or up-rezzing of PS2-era textures. Yakuza Kiwami was recreated from the ground up exclusively for the PlayStation 4. That means every visual element was optimized for the 1080p/60fps environment, every line of the script was re-recorded by series actors and for the first time in the West, gamers will be able to hear the original Japanese language track. Then there's the game itself! The PS2-era brawling gameplay is refined for the current gen with Kazuma Kiryu fighting his way through the ranks of Yakuza, only to wind up protecting a young girl whose aunt (who also happens to be Kiryu's childhood sweetheart) is missing... along with 10 billion yen.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.0
Darkwood 270.

Darkwood

Platform: Xbox One
May 17, 2019
Darkwood is a game about survival, exploration and fear, set in mysterious woods somewhere in the territory of the Soviet Bloc. It is a top-down, free-roam, surreal horror experience with a randomized world, taking cues from classic games, where oftentimes you had to figure things out for yourself. By blending RPG, roguelike and adventure elements together with a challenging difficulty, Darkwood aims to please players craving for a deep and rewarding experience. The fear of unknown is powerful and the unknown will try to remain unseen, forcing you to watch your back. Your senses will be deceived, your sight fooled, your smell tricked by Darkwood's surreal terrors. No answer will be given to you for free, yet somewhere in the woods lies the truth, an explanation to what has happened in this godforsaken place. Looking for your weakness, your inner demons, only to devour you. Welcome to Darkwood.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.8
Octopath Traveler 271.

Octopath Traveler

Platform: PC
June 7, 2019
Eight travelers. Eight adventures. Eight roles to play in a new world brought to life by Square Enix. Explore each traveler's story and use their abilities in and out of battle. Will you expand your horizons as the Merchant or track down a traitor as the Warrior? Where will you go? Who will join you? You alone can choose your path. Step into the shoes of a traveler to inherit their struggles and strengths. Use each character's special abilities to interact with the world and enhance your tactics in turn-based battles. The Dancer's alluring charm leads followers into battle, whereas the Apothecary can mix items to heal allies or unleash explosive attacks. Discover enemy weaknesses and target them to break through their defenses. Sore Boost Points each turn and spend them at strategic times to strengthn abilities, chain attacks, or provide aid. Choose the path you wish to walk and discover what lies beyond the horizon. * Explore multiple, distinct RPG adventures in a world created by Square Enix * Choose from eight characters, each with their own distinct story * The path you choose will affect where your adventure ends * Deep, strategic turn-based combat with a layered battle system * Music and visuals inspired by retro RPGs, brought to life with modern touches
Metascore:
80
User Score:
6.5
Untitled Goose Game 272.

Untitled Goose Game

Platform: PlayStation 4
December 17, 2019
It's a lovely day in the village, and you are a horrible goose. Untitled Goose Game is a slapstick-stealth-sandbox, where you are a goose let loose on an unsuspecting village. Make your way around town, from peoples' back gardens to the high street shops to the village green, setting up pranks, stealing hats, honking a lot, and generally ruining everyone’s day.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
6.7
Kingdom Hearts III 273.

Kingdom Hearts III

Platform: Xbox One
January 29, 2019
KINGDOM HEARTS III tells the story of the power of friendship and light vs. darkness as Sora and his friends embark on a perilous adventure. Set in a vast array of Disney and Pixar worlds, KINGDOM HEARTS follows the journey of Sora, an unknowing heir to a spectacular power. Sora is joined by Donald Duck and Goofy to stop an evil force known as the Heartless from invading and overtaking the universe. Sora, Donald, and Goofy unite with iconic Disney-Pixar characters old and new to overcome tremendous challenges and persevere against the darkness threatening their worlds. [Square Enix]
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.3
Arise: A Simple Story 274.

Arise: A Simple Story

Platform: PlayStation 4
December 3, 2019
Set out on an emotional journey through the bittersweet lives of two people where memories come alive and time bends to your will. Lose yourself in moments of happiness and overcome every hardship as you relive your life’s story. A story of joy and sorrow. A simple story.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.9
Children of Morta 275.

Children of Morta

Platform: Xbox One
October 15, 2019
Children of Morta is a narrative-based roguelike hack’n slash game for PC, Mac and Linux which will involve you in the adventures of a family.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.4
Borderlands: Game of the Year Edition 276.

Borderlands: Game of the Year Edition

Platform: Xbox One
April 3, 2019
Lock, Load, & Face the Madness! Get ready for the mind-blowing insanity, as one of four trigger-happy mercenaries, taking out everything that stands in your way. With its addictive action, frantic first person shooter combat, massive arsenal of weaponry, RPG elements and four-player co-op, Borderlands is the breakthrough experience that challenges all the conventions of modern shooters. Borderlands places you in the role of a mercenary on the lawless and desolate planet of Pandora, hell bent on finding a legendary stockpile of powerful alien technology known as The Vault.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.0
Catherine Classic 277.

Catherine Classic

Platform: PC
January 10, 2019
As Vincent, a man recently succumbed to the irresistible beauty of the game's titular diversion, players find themselves swept into a treacherous love triangle. Catherine's core themes those of free will, of the delicate nature of relationships and the choices we make within them, marry perfectly with the intense, terrorfilled gameplay that serves to accurately reflect Vincent's growing sense of anxiety. It is an experience wholly unlike any to come before it, and is certain to leave gamers talking and thinking about Vincent's tribulations long after the credits have rolled.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.7
Skullgirls: 2nd Encore 278.

Skullgirls: 2nd Encore

Platform: Switch
October 22, 2019
Skullgirls 2nd Encore is a beautiful, fast-paced 2D fighting game that puts players in control of fierce warriors in an extraordinary Dark Deco world. Each of the 14 wildly original characters features unique gameplay mechanics and plenty of personality. Skullgirls 2nd Encore is the perfect fighting game for casual and competitive fighting game fans alike. Casual players will enjoy the fully voiced story mode, gorgeous animation and soundtrack by Michiru Yamane, while hardcore players will appreciate its balance, cross-platform multiplayer, and support for PlayStation3 system fight sticks.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.3
Heave Ho 279.

Heave Ho

Platform: Switch
August 29, 2019
Heave Ho tasks up to four players with a simple goal – don’t fall to your death! Players will use their own two hands and the outstretched grip of their friends to grapple across each level on their way to victory. Grab one another’s hands, climb across dangling bodies, and swing your pals to safety in a wobbly, dangly mass of limbs. Customize your character with all manner of stylish accessories and zany accouterment in a vain attempt to remember who you are and which of your hands is the only thing between you and the plummet of doom.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.3
Dicey Dungeons 280.

Dicey Dungeons

Platform: PC
August 13, 2019
Become a giant walking dice and battle to the end of an ever-changing dungeon! Can you escape the cruel whims of Lady Luck? In this new fast-paced deckbuilding roguelike from Terry Cavanagh (Super Hexagon, VVVVVV), Chipzel, and Marlowe Dobbe, you'll fight monsters, find better loot, and level up your heroes as you work together to take down the Goddess of Fortune, Lady Luck herself. Balance your carefully planned strategies against the unknown of a dice roll.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.0
AI: The Somnium Files 281.

AI: The Somnium Files

Platform: PlayStation 4
September 17, 2019
Play as detective Kaname Date on the case of an elusive serial killer in this thrilling, sci-fi murder mystery.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.9
Arise: A Simple Story 282.

Arise: A Simple Story

Platform: Xbox One
December 3, 2019
Set out on an emotional journey through the bittersweet lives of two people where memories come alive and time bends to your will. Lose yourself in moments of happiness and overcome every hardship as you relive your life’s story. A story of joy and sorrow. A simple story.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.8
Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice 283.

Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice

Platform: Switch
April 11, 2019
An independent game from Ninja Theory - makers of Heavenly Sword, Enslaved: Odyssey to the West & DmC: Devil May Cry. Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice takes you on a journey into savage viking heartland with Senua, a Celtic warrior struggling with trauma & psychosis.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.5
Trover Saves the Universe 284.

Trover Saves the Universe

Platform: PC
June 4, 2019
Your dogs have been dognapped by a beaked lunatic who stuffed them into his eye holes and is using their life essence to destroy the universe. You’re partnered with Trover, a little purple eye-hole monster who isn’t a huge fan of working or being put in the position of having to save the universe.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.5
Salt and Sanctuary 285.

Salt and Sanctuary

Platform: Xbox One
February 6, 2019
A doomed sailor is shipwrecked on an uncharted island. In fog-shrouded valleys, where grinning, mossy corpses cling to rusted arms, shambling figures begin to stir. Beneath crumbling, salt-worn structures, labyrinthine passageways lead to unspeakable evil, long forgotten by man. Salt and Sanctuary seamlessly combines fast, brutal, and complex 2D combat with richly developed RPG mechanics. Discover, craft, and upgrade over 600 weapons, armor pieces, spells, and items as you explore a cursed realm of forgotten cities, blood-soaked dungeons, desecrated monuments, and the fallen lords they once celebrated. From Ska Studios, the award-winning indie studio behind a long list of stylistic, visceral, and brutally executed action titles that includes The Dishwasher: Vampire Smile, The Dishwasher: Dead Samurai, and Charlie Murder, comes Salt and Sanctuary, the studios most ambitious title to date.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
6.5
Darkwood 286.

Darkwood

Platform: PlayStation 4
May 14, 2019
Darkwood is a game about survival, exploration and fear, set in mysterious woods somewhere in the territory of the Soviet Bloc. It is a top-down, free-roam, surreal horror experience with a randomized world, taking cues from classic games, where oftentimes you had to figure things out for yourself. By blending RPG, roguelike and adventure elements together with a challenging difficulty, Darkwood aims to please players craving for a deep and rewarding experience. The fear of unknown is powerful and the unknown will try to remain unseen, forcing you to watch your back. Your senses will be deceived, your sight fooled, your smell tricked by Darkwood's surreal terrors. No answer will be given to you for free, yet somewhere in the woods lies the truth, an explanation to what has happened in this godforsaken place. Looking for your weakness, your inner demons, only to devour you. Welcome to Darkwood.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.7
AVICII Invector 287.

AVICII Invector

Platform: PlayStation 4
December 10, 2019
Soar through vocal melodies, sweep each fade and attack every beat in 25 of AVICII’s biggest hits, in this enthralling futuristic rhythm-action experience – AVICII Invector. Fly solo or bring the pulse-pounding frenetic energy of an AVICII concert to your living room with your friends in competitive gameplay.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
6.8
Autonauts 288.

Autonauts

Platform: PC
October 17, 2019
You are responsible for colonising uninhabited planets. Start from nothing and harness natural resources to build a robot empire that can be taught anything. Automation is the name of the game - progress through the technological ages, automate life itself and achieve absolute autonomy.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.0
NBA 2K20 289.

NBA 2K20

Platform: Xbox One
September 6, 2019
From the blacktop to the hardwood and throughout the Neighborhood, NBA 2K20 and its next level features are the closest thing to actually playing in the league. Welcome to the Next. Put your career on the line to stand up for what you believe in. Executive produced by LeBron James & SpringHill Entertainment, this year’s MyCAREER experience features topical storylines, true-to-life basketball characters, and a star-studded cast. [Take 2 Interactive]
Metascore:
80
User Score:
1.4
Judgment 290.

Judgment

Platform: PlayStation 4
June 21, 2019
From the makers of the acclaimed Yakuza series, Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio, Judgment is the dramatic tale of a disgraced lawyer seeking redemption in a world rife with corruption and despair. Investigate the seedy Red Light District of Kamurocho by stepping into the mind of private detective Takayuki Yagami and utilize innovative investigation systems to uncover the secrets that lie deep within Kamurocho's corrupt underbelly. Experience visceral combat with two unique combat styles. Take down groups of thugs with sweeping blows in Crane Style, then switch to Tiger to overwhelm a single foe with a series of powerful strikes. Practice mixing-and-matching styles in combat in conjunction with a wide variety of skills, weapons, and powerful (and hilarious) EX Actions to unlock a whole new dimension in combat.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.4
Children of Morta 291.

Children of Morta

Platform: PlayStation 4
October 15, 2019
Children of Morta is a narrative-based roguelike hack’n slash game for PC, Mac and Linux which will involve you in the adventures of a family.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
8.2
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order 292.

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order

Platform: PlayStation 4
November 15, 2019
A third-person action-adventure Star Wars title from Respawn Entertainment. The Empire seeks to eradicate all Jedi after the execution of Order 66. You, a Jedi Padawan-turned-fugitive, must fight for your survival as you explore the mysteries of a long-extinct civilization in hopes of rebuilding the Jedi Order. After narrowly escaping the Jedi purge, you’re on a quest to rebuild your fallen Order. Pick up the pieces of your shattered past and complete your Jedi training, all while staying one step ahead of the Empire and its deadly Inquisitors. Utilize your Jedi training to overcome your opponents and solve the mysteries that lay in your path. Use the Force to augment the way you explore, allowing you to traverse new paths and discover parts of locations you’ve been to before. Move quickly, though. The Empire is on your trail and won’t stop until every Jedi is exterminated. [Electronic Arts]
Metascore:
79
User Score:
7.7
Valfaris 293.

Valfaris

Platform: Switch
October 10, 2019
Set in a far corner of space, Valfaris is a heavy metal infused 2D action-platformer and the next game from the team behind Unity Awards finalist, Slain: Back From Hell. Brutal combat. Deadly enemies. Stunning pixel art. Savage soundtrack. Get ready to rip the galaxy a new wormhole.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
8.1
Tangledeep 294.

Tangledeep

Platform: Switch
January 31, 2019
Enter the magical world of Tangledeep, a beautifully polished dungeon crawler inspired by classic 16-bit RPGs! Colorful characters, a unique job system, tons of skills, items, and diverse environments with deep, turn-based roguelike gameplay. A different adventure every time you play.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
7.7
Knights and Bikes 295.

Knights and Bikes

Platform: PlayStation 4
August 27, 2019
KNIGHTS AND BIKES is a hand-painted action-adventure for 1 or 2 players, set on a British island in the 1980s. It's a coming-of-age story starring Nessa & Demelza, exploring the coasts of Penfurzy on their trusty bikes, looking for a legendary lost treasure in a Goonies-inspired tale of excitement, danger, fun and friendship.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
7.7
Yoshi's Crafted World 296.

Yoshi's Crafted World

Platform: Switch
March 28, 2019
Discover the flip side of Yoshis world. Lead Yoshi on a brand new adventure that will turn everything youve come to expect from side-scrolling games upside down! Explore a great, big world decorated like a miniature diorama in a new art style for the franchise, where each side-scrolling stage has the traditional front side as well as a flip side with different views and surprises. Look for items throughout the stage as Yoshi makes his way to the goal. You can even join up with a friend. Features: * Join Yoshi in this new action platforming game * Each course offers both a main path and a hidden path that offers different views and surprises * The lively art style looks like a minature diorama * Enjoy simultaneous 2-player action
Metascore:
79
User Score:
8.0
Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons 297.

Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons

Platform: Switch
May 28, 2019
Guide two brothers on an epic fairy tale journey from visionary Swedish film director, Josef Fares and top-tier developer Starbreeze Studios. Control both brothers at once as you experience co-op play in single player mode, like never before. Solve puzzles, explore the varied locations and fight boss battles, controlling one brother with each thumb stick. This is one journey you will never forget.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
8.3
The Ninja Saviors: Return of the Warriors 298.

The Ninja Saviors: Return of the Warriors

Platform: Switch
October 15, 2019
In TAITO’s latest arcade action title you’ll slip into the role of one of five android ninjas and brawl your way through waves of enemy hordes in a dystopian future. Over a total of eight levels, you’ll take on the tyrant Banglar and his henchmen either alone or - for the first time in the history of the series - with a friend. So settle into a night on the couch with your friends, and reminisce about the golden era of 90s co-op game evenings you know and love.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
7.6
Gravity Ghost: Deluxe Edition 299.

Gravity Ghost: Deluxe Edition

Platform: PlayStation 4
August 6, 2019
Surf the night sky. Careen through the cosmos. Find the fox. When a ghost girl’s best friend goes missing, she’ll turn the whole universe upside down to find him. Gravity Ghost is a planetary platformer where orbiting is an art form. In over 100 dizzying levels, put your aerial skills to the test against planets that bounce, break, splash, and more.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
2.7
Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn 300.

Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn

Platform: 3DS
March 8, 2019
Kirby can transform into knitted wonders like tanks and flying saucers. Plus, his new ravel abilities mimic his classic copy abilities, adding something new to every stage of this action-adventure game. Ravel abilities allow Kirby to drop buttons like bombs or wield a wire like a sword. And that’s just the beginning of all the makeshift magic. Dead end? Unzip a secret passage. Too dark? Unbutton the night to shed some light. Boss blocking your way? Unravel its face! As you play, you’ll collect decorative treasures for Kirby’s Pad. Show yours off with the StreetPassTM feature. If story mode isn’t tough enough, see if you can earn more collectibles in Devilish Mode. In this harder mode, you must survive without invincibility as devils obstruct your path through each stage. There are also all-new minigames starring Meta Knight and King Dedede.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
6.7
Coming Soon
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  2. Marchen Forest: Mylne and the Forest Gift

    • Release Date: Jan 28, 2021
    • Platform: PC
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Highs and Lows
Highest of the Month
  1. 85

    Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time

  2. 83

    Amnesia: Rebirth

  3. 83

    Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time

  4. 83

    Disc Room

  5. 82

    Ys Origin

    • Release Date: Oct 1, 2020
    • Rating: T
    • User Score: 8.5
    • Platform: Switch
Lowest of the Month
  1. 39

    Remothered: Broken Porcelain

    • Release Date: Oct 13, 2020
    • Rating: M
    • User Score: 5.6
    • Platform: PC
  2. 48

    Cloudpunk

    • Release Date: Oct 15, 2020
    • Rating: M
    • User Score: 2.3
    • Platform: Switch
  3. 53

    G.I. Joe: Operation Blackout

    • Release Date: Oct 13, 2020
    • Rating: T
    • User Score: 5.7
    • Platform: PS4
  4. 59

    Space Crew

    • Release Date: Oct 15, 2020
    • User Score: tbd
    • Platform: PC
  5. 59

    Zoids Wild: Blast Unleashed

    • Release Date: Oct 16, 2020
    • Rating: E10+
    • User Score: tbd
    • Platform: Switch