Game Releases by User Score

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom 1.

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

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

Metroid Prime Remastered

Platform: Switch
February 8, 2023
Intergalactic bounty hunter Samus Aran receives a distress signal from a wrecked frigate in orbit around planet Tallon IV. Upon investigation, the frigate reveals itself to be a Space Pirate research vessel home to terrifying genetic experiments using the mysterious Phazon substance. There, Samus encounters her nemesis, Meta Ridley, whom she pursues to the surface of Tallon IV. It's up to her alone to explore the planet's interconnected regions, investigate its dark secrets, and end the intergalactic threat posed by Phazon. Experience this critically acclaimed first-person adventure like never before with remastered visuals, audio, controls, and more.
Metascore:
94
User Score:
8.7
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Complete Edition 3.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Complete Edition

Platform: Xbox Series X
January 26, 2023
You are Geralt of Rivia, mercenary monster slayer. Before you stands a war-torn, monster-infested continent you can explore at will. Your current contract? Tracking down Ciri — the Child of Prophecy, a living weapon that can alter the shape of the world. The Complete Edition contains the base game, offering a huge, over 100-hour long, open-world adventure, as well as both of its massive story expansions: Hearts of Stone & Blood and Wine worth an extra 50 hours of gameplay! It also comes with all additional content released for the game, alongside new items including swords, armor, and alternate outfits inspired by The Witcher Netflix series — and more! UPDATED FOR XBOX SERIES X|S Behold the dark fantasy world of the Continent like never before! The Xbox Series X|S version of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has been enhanced with numerous visual and technical improvements, including vastly improved level of detail, faster loading times, a range of community created and newly developed mods for the game, real-time ray tracing, and more — all implemented with the power of the new consoles in mind — as well as a built-in Photo Mode. PLAY AS A HIGHLY TRAINED MONSTER SLAYER FOR HIRE Trained from early childhood and mutated to gain superhuman skills, strength, and reflexes, witchers are a counterbalance to the monster-infested world in which they live. Gruesomely destroy foes as a professional monster hunter armed with a range of upgradeable weapons, mutating potions, and combat magic. Hunt down a wide variety of exotic monsters, from savage beasts prowling mountain passes to cunning supernatural predators lurking in the shadowy back alleys of densely populated cities. Invest your rewards to upgrade your weaponry and buy custom armor, or spend them on horse races, card games, fist fighting, and other pleasures life brings. EXPLORE A MORALLY AMBIGUOUS FANTASY OPEN WORLD Built for endless adventure, the massive open world of The Witcher sets new standards in terms of size, depth, and complexity. Traverse a fantastical open world: explore forgotten ruins, caves, and shipwrecks, trade with merchants and dwarven smiths in cities, and hunt across the open plains, mountains, and seas. Deal with treasonous generals, devious witches, and corrupt royalty to provide dark and dangerous services. Make choices that go beyond good & evil, and face their far-reaching consequences. TRACK DOWN THE CHILD OF PROPHECY Take on the most important contract of your life: to track down the child of prophecy, the key to saving or destroying this world. In times of war, chase down the child of prophecy, a living weapon foretold by ancient elven legends. Struggle against ferocious rulers, spirits of the wilds, and even a threat from beyond the veil – all hell-bent on controlling this world. Define your destiny in a world that may not be worth saving.
Metascore:
94
User Score:
8.5
Street Fighter 6 4.

Street Fighter 6

Platform: PC
June 2, 2023
Powered by Capcom’s proprietary RE ENGINE, the Street Fighter 6 experience spans across three distinct game modes featuring World Tour, Fighting Ground and Battle Hub. Diverse Roster of 18 Fighters. Play legendary masters and new fan favorites like Ryu, Chun-Li, Luke, Jamie, Kimberly and more in this latest edition with each character featuring striking new redesigns and exhilarating cinematic specials. Street Fighter 6 offers a highly evolved combat system with three control types - Classic, Modern and Dynamic - allowing you to quickly play to your skill level. The new Real Time Commentary Feature adds all the hype of a competitive match as well as easy-to-understand explanations about your gameplay. The Drive Gauge is a new system to manage your resources. Use it wisely in order to claim victory.
Metascore:
93
User Score:
tbd
Tetris Effect: Connected 5.

Tetris Effect: Connected

Platform: PlayStation 5
February 22, 2023
Tetris Effect: Connected is Tetris like you've never seen it, or heard it, or felt it before - an incredibly addictive, unique, and breathtakingly gorgeous reinvention of one of the most popular puzzle games of all time, from the people who brought you the award-winning Rez Infinite and legendary puzzle game Lumines. Music, backgrounds, sounds, special effects - everything, down to the Tetris pieces themselves, pulse, dance, shimmer, and explode in perfect sync with how you're playing, making any of the game's 30+ stages and 10+ modes something you'll want to experience over and over again.
Metascore:
93
User Score:
6.4
Resident Evil 4 6.

Resident Evil 4

Platform: PlayStation 5
March 24, 2023
Resident Evil 4, 2005’s legendary survival horror, is brought fully up-to-date in this ground-up remake. Six years after the events of Resident Evil 2, Raccoon City survivor Leon Kennedy has been dispatched to a secluded European village to investigate the disappearance of the US president’s daughter. What he discovers there is unlike anything he has faced before. Every aspect of the classic game has been updated for the current generation, from modernized graphics and controls, to a reimagined storyline that may surprise even hardened fans of the original game.
Metascore:
93
User Score:
8.0
Diablo IV 7.

Diablo IV

Platform: Xbox Series X
June 6, 2023
MEET YOUR MAKER - Lilith has returned to Santuary, summoned by a dark ritual after eons in exile. Her return ushers in a new era of misery and darkness. LEGIONS OF CREATION An old legend has it that Sanctuary was created by the union of an Angel and a Demon, and that their descendants --- humanity --- built villages, then cities and empires, spreading across the land to form the world's cultures and civilization. A REIGN OF ENMITY Chaos threatens to consume Sanctuary as evil and impeity continue to spread. Depraved demons and corrupted wildlife roam the land unchecked, as terrified townsfolk huddle in dark corners trying to survive one more day. CULT OF PERSONALITY The pious plead for guidance from their faith, but doubts have them feeling that their devotion is misplaced. Lilith's return has spawned a new wave of cultists and worshippers, but regardless of dogma, all prayers remain unanswered. DAUGHTER OF HATRED The daughter of Mephisto awakens burning urges in the hearts of those around her, be it demon, human or beast. Profound fears, unchecked rage, repressed impulses, sinful desires --- all are brought forth violently and irresistibly by her mere presence. UNSTOPPABLE EVIL As darkness returns to sanctuary, a brave few dare to face this threat. But what fate awaits them in a land forsaken by hope, valor, wisdom, and justice?
Metascore:
92
User Score:
tbd
Xenoblade Chronicles 3: Expansion Pass Wave 4 - Future Redeemed 8.

Xenoblade Chronicles 3: Expansion Pass Wave 4 - Future Redeemed

Platform: Switch
April 25, 2023
Set before the events of Xenoblade Chronicles 3, join a cast of new and familiar characters in this original story scenario that connects all three instalments in the Xenoblade Chronicles series. Future Redeemed also features new battle mechanics, such as Unity Combo, where two characters can attack in unison.
Metascore:
92
User Score:
9.1
Resident Evil 4 9.

Resident Evil 4

Platform: PC
March 24, 2023
SURVIVAL IS JUST THE BEGINNING...Resident Evil 4 is a remake of the 2005 original Resident Evil 4. Reimagined for 2023 to bring state-of-the-art survival horror. Resident Evil 4 preserves the essence of the original game, while introducing modernized gameplay, a reimagined storyline, and vividly detailed graphics to make this the latest survival horror game where life and death, terror and catharsis intersect. STORY: 6 years have passed since the biological disaster in Raccoon City. Leon S. Kennedy, one of the survivors of the incident, has been recruited as an agent reporting directly to the president of the United States. With the experience of multiple missions on his back, Leon is sent to rescue the president's kidnapped daughter. He tracks her to a secluded European village, where there is something terribly wrong with the villagers. And the curtain rises on this story of daring rescue and grueling horror.
Metascore:
92
User Score:
7.4
Street Fighter 6 10.

Street Fighter 6

Platform: PlayStation 5
June 2, 2023
Powered by Capcom’s proprietary RE ENGINE, the Street Fighter 6 experience spans across three distinct game modes featuring World Tour, Fighting Ground and Battle Hub. Diverse Roster of 18 Fighters. Play legendary masters and new fan favorites like Ryu, Chun-Li, Luke, Jamie, Kimberly and more in this latest edition with each character featuring striking new redesigns and exhilarating cinematic specials. Street Fighter 6 offers a highly evolved combat system with three control types - Classic, Modern and Dynamic - allowing you to quickly play to your skill level. The new Real Time Commentary Feature adds all the hype of a competitive match as well as easy-to-understand explanations about your gameplay. The Drive Gauge is a new system to manage your resources. Use it wisely in order to claim victory.
Metascore:
92
User Score:
tbd
Resident Evil 4 11.

Resident Evil 4

Platform: Xbox Series X
March 24, 2023
SURVIVAL IS JUST THE BEGINNING... Resident Evil 4 is a remake of the 2005 original Resident Evil 4. Reimagined for 2023 to bring state-of-the-art survival horror. Resident Evil 4 preserves the essence of the original game, while introducing modernized gameplay, a reimagined storyline, and vividly detailed graphics to make this the latest survival horror game where life and death, terror and catharsis intersect. STORY: 6 years have passed since the biological disaster in Raccoon City. Leon S. Kennedy, one of the survivors of the incident, has been recruited as an agent reporting directly to the president of the United States. With the experience of multiple missions on his back, Leon is sent to rescue the president's kidnapped daughter. He tracks her to a secluded European village, where there is something terribly wrong with the villagers. And the curtain rises on this story of daring rescue and grueling horror.
Metascore:
91
User Score:
6.8
Persona 4 Golden 12.

Persona 4 Golden

Platform: Switch
January 19, 2023
Strange rumors of the Midnight Channel slowly spread through the rural town of Inaba, the protagonist's new home, just as a chain of mysterious murders begin. As the protagonist and his teammates chase after the truth, they find themselves opening the door to another world. Inaba, a quiet town in rural Japan sets the scene for budding adolescence in Persona 4 Golden. A coming of age story that sets the protagonist and his friends on a journey kickstarted by a chain of serial murders. Explore meeting kindred spirits, feelings of belonging, and even confronting the darker sides of one's self. With an overall Metacritic score of 93 and a multitude of awards, fan-adored Persona 4 Golden stands as one of the finest RPGs ever made, delivering on enthralling storytelling and quintessential Persona gameplay. Key Features include: * Enjoy gameplay with variable framerates * Experience the world of Persona on Xbox in Full HD * Achievements * Choose between Japanese and English VO
Metascore:
90
User Score:
8.4
Moss: Book II 13.

Moss: Book II

Platform: PlayStation 5
February 22, 2023
Quill is back - and she's being hunted. Those who seek to unmake this world are desperate for the Glass she holds, and they'll stop at nothing to claw it from her grasp. But the young hero has a plan of her own, one that could finally end the merciless rule of the Arcane and restore peace to Moss once more. To stand a chance, Quill will need a true partner by her side - and we hope that partner is you. With her, you'll venture deep inside the hexed castle of the Arcane where dangerous terrain, challenging puzzles, and enemies twisted in fire and steel await. The journey will be trying - filled with triumph and heartbreak alike - but new allies, old friends, and the very nature of the castle itself can offer help along the way. Yet in the end, it is you alone who can lift Quill up to save this world, and together, rise to legend.
Metascore:
90
User Score:
7.6
Dead Space 14.

Dead Space

Platform: Xbox Series X
January 27, 2023
Developed exclusively for next generation consoles and PC, raising the level of horror and immersion to unprecedented heights for the franchise through stunning visuals, audio and controls powered by the Frostbite game engine. Fans will experience an improved story, characters, gameplay mechanics and more as they fight to survive a living nightmare aboard the desolate mining starship, the USG Ishimura, all while uncovering the dreadful mystery of what happened to the slaughtered crew and ship. In Dead Space, Isaac Clarke is an everyman engineer on a mission to repair a vast, sprawling starship, the USG Ishimura, only to discover something has gone horribly wrong. The ship's crew has been slaughtered and infected by some alien scourge...and Isaac's beloved partner, Nicole, is lost somewhere on board. Now Isaac is alone with only his tools and engineering skills as he attempts to uncover the nightmarish mystery of what happened aboard the Ishimura. Trapped with hostile creatures called "necromorphs", Isaac faces a battle for survival, not only against the escalating terrors of the ship, but his own crumbling sanity.
Metascore:
89
User Score:
8.8
Hi-Fi Rush 15.

Hi-Fi Rush

Platform: PC
January 25, 2023
Feel the beat as wannabe rockstar Chai and his ragtag team fight against an evil megacorp with raucous rhythm combat! From Tango Gameworks comes Hi-Fi RUSH, an all-new action game where the world syncs to the music.
Metascore:
89
User Score:
8.8
Persona 4 Golden 16.

Persona 4 Golden

Platform: Xbox Series X
January 19, 2023
Inabaa quiet town in rural Japan sets the scene for budding adolescence in Persona 4 Golden. A coming of age story that sets the protagonist and his friends on a journey kickstarted by a chain of serial murders. Explore meeting kindred spirits, feelings of belonging, and even confronting the darker sides of one's self. With an overall Metacritic score of 93 and a multitude of awards, fan-adored Persona 4 Golden stands as one of the finest RPGs ever made, delivering on enthralling storytelling and quintessential Persona gameplay. Key Features include: * Enjoy gameplay with variable framerates * Experience the world of Persona on PC in Full HD * Steam Achievements and Trading Cards * Choose between Japanese and English VO
Metascore:
89
User Score:
7.7
Dead Space 17.

Dead Space

Platform: PlayStation 5
January 27, 2023
Developed exclusively for next generation consoles and PC, raising the level of horror and immersion to unprecedented heights for the franchise through stunning visuals, audio and controls powered by the Frostbite game engine. Fans will experience an improved story, characters, gameplay mechanics and more as they fight to survive a living nightmare aboard the desolate mining starship, the USG Ishimura, all while uncovering the dreadful mystery of what happened to the slaughtered crew and ship. In Dead Space, Isaac Clarke is an everyman engineer on a mission to repair a vast, sprawling starship, the USG Ishimura, only to discover something has gone horribly wrong. The ship's crew has been slaughtered and infected by some alien scourge...and Isaac's beloved partner, Nicole, is lost somewhere on board. Now Isaac is alone with only his tools and engineering skills as he attempts to uncover the nightmarish mystery of what happened aboard the Ishimura. Trapped with hostile creatures called "necromorphs", Isaac faces a battle for survival, not only against the escalating terrors of the ship, but his own crumbling sanity.
Metascore:
89
User Score:
8.7
Street Fighter 6 18.

Street Fighter 6

Platform: Xbox Series X
June 2, 2023
Powered by Capcom’s proprietary RE ENGINE, the Street Fighter 6 experience spans across three distinct game modes featuring World Tour, Fighting Ground and Battle Hub. Diverse Roster of 18 Fighters. Play legendary masters and new fan favorites like Ryu, Chun-Li, Luke, Jamie, Kimberly and more in this latest edition with each character featuring striking new redesigns and exhilarating cinematic specials. Street Fighter 6 offers a highly evolved combat system with three control types - Classic, Modern and Dynamic - allowing you to quickly play to your skill level. The new Real Time Commentary Feature adds all the hype of a competitive match as well as easy-to-understand explanations about your gameplay. The Drive Gauge is a new system to manage your resources. Use it wisely in order to claim victory.
Metascore:
89
User Score:
tbd
Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak 19.

Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak

Platform: PlayStation 5
April 28, 2023
Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak is an expansion to the original Monster Hunter Rise. Featuring improved gameplay and nimble-feeling additions to combat mechanics, unique new monsters and hunting locales, and a new difficulty level in the form of Master Rank quests. As the hunter who saved Kamura from calamity, you must now journey to the far-off reaches of Elgado, an outpost near a Kingdom beset by a sinister new nemesis -- the elder dragon Malzeno!
Metascore:
88
User Score:
4.1
Dead Cells: Return to Castlevania 20.

Dead Cells: Return to Castlevania

Platform: PC
March 6, 2023
The inspiration behind it all returns to its 2D action roots! Castlevania's unforgettable characters & gothic setting meet the fast-paced combat of the award-winning roguelite Dead Cells in this unprecedented collaboration. A gateway to a striking castle has suddenly appeared, and an imposing warrior called Richter asks you to help him vanquish the great evil within. Enticed by the promise of new loot rather than a sense of moral duty, you strike out through the grounds and corridors of the gothic castle to find and kill this mysterious Dracula... Slay hordes of his supernatural minions as you progress through our biggest DLC yet, including two levels, three bosses and a new storyline!
Metascore:
88
User Score:
7.3
Rez Infinite 21.

Rez Infinite

Platform: PlayStation 5
February 22, 2023
Experience 360 degrees of mind-blowing synesthesia as you blast through waves of enemies and giant transforming bosses, with colors and sounds that sync and blend to the beat of Rez's legendary techno soundtrack.
Metascore:
88
User Score:
6.2
Diablo IV 22.

Diablo IV

Platform: PlayStation 5
June 6, 2023
MEET YOUR MAKER - Lilith has returned to Santuary, summoned by a dark ritual after eons in exile. Her return ushers in a new era of misery and darkness. LEGIONS OF CREATION An old legend has it that Sanctuary was created by the union of an Angel and a Demon, and that their descendants --- humanity --- built villages, then cities and empires, spreading across the land to form the world's cultures and civilization. A REIGN OF ENMITY Chaos threatens to consume Sanctuary as evil and impeity continue to spread. Depraved demons and corrupted wildlife roam the land unchecked, as terrified townsfolk huddle in dark corners trying to survive one more day. CULT OF PERSONALITY The pious plead for guidance from their faith, but doubts have them feeling that their devotion is misplaced. Lilith's return has spawned a new wave of cultists and worshippers, but regardless of dogma, all prayers remain unanswered. DAUGHTER OF HATRED The daughter of Mephisto awakens burning urges in the hearts of those around her, be it demon, human or beast. Profound fears, unchecked rage, repressed impulses, sinful desires --- all are brought forth violently and irresistibly by her mere presence. UNSTOPPABLE EVIL As darkness returns to sanctuary, a brave few dare to face this threat. But what fate awaits them in a land forsaken by hope, valor, wisdom, and justice?
Metascore:
87
User Score:
tbd
Monster Hunter Rise 23.

Monster Hunter Rise

Platform: PlayStation 5
January 20, 2023
Rise to the challenge and join the hunt! Set in the ninja-inspired land of Kamura Village, explore lush ecosystems and battle fearsome monsters to become the ultimate hunter. It's been half a century since the last calamity struck, but a terrifying new monster has reared its head and threatens to plunge the land into chaos once again. Hunt solo or in a party with friends to earn rewards that you can use to craft a huge variety of weapons and armor. Brand new gameplay systems such as the high-flying 'Wire Action' and your canine companion 'Palamute' will add exciting new layers to the already robust combat that Monster Hunter is known for.
Metascore:
87
User Score:
3.2
Hogwarts Legacy 24.

Hogwarts Legacy

Platform: Xbox Series X
February 7, 2023
LIVE THE UNWRITTEN - Hogwarts Legacy is an immersive, open-world action RPG set in the world first introduced in the Harry Potter books. Now you can take control of the action and be at the center of your own adventure in the wizarding world. Embark on a journey through familiar and new locations as you explore and discover fantastic beasts, customize your character and craft potions, master spell casting, upgrade talents, and become the wizard you want to be. Experience Hogwarts in the 1800s. Your character is a student who holds the key to an ancient secret that threatens to tear the wizarding world apart. You have received a late acceptance to the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and soon discover that you are no ordinary student: you possess an unusual ability to perceive and master Ancient Magic. Only you can decide if you will protect this secret for the good of all, or yield to the temptation of more sinister magic. Discover the feeling of living at Hogwarts as you make allies, battle Dark wizards, and ultimately decide the fate of the wizarding world. Your legacy is what you make of it.
Metascore:
87
User Score:
8.6
Theatrhythm Final Bar Line 25.

Theatrhythm Final Bar Line

Platform: Switch
February 16, 2023
A rhythm action game packed with 385 carefully selected music tracks from across the whole FINAL FANTASY series. ♪ The music of FINAL FANTASY comes together here. Includes popular tracks from a total of 46 different games, featuring the latest music from FFI through to FFXV in the main series, as well as remakes, spin-offs and various different soundtrack CDs. Relive the thrilling battles and soaring emotions alongside beautiful music and video. ♪ Throw yourself into the rhythm Push the buttons in time with the music to match triggers moving across the screen on 3 different types of stage. With easy to learn controls and four different difficulty settings, anyone can jump in and have fun straight away. Also supports controller sharing play using a Joy-Con™ controller. ♪ Online multiplayer for up to 8 players Introducing riotous online Multi Battles where everyone plays together! Interfere with the other players plans and make clever use of your Burst abilities to turn the tables and grasp victory. Don’t forget to exchange ProfiCards once the battle is over! ♪Put together the party of your dreams with a total of 104 characters to choose from. Meet cute versions of many classic characters and monsters from the series as exciting RPG battles play out alongside the rhythm action. Gather and power up your team to beat the next stage.
Metascore:
87
User Score:
7.3
Hi-Fi Rush 26.

Hi-Fi Rush

Platform: Xbox Series X
January 25, 2023
Feel the beat as wannabe rockstar Chai and his ragtag team fight against an evil megacorp with raucous rhythm combat! From Tango Gameworks comes Hi-Fi RUSH, an all-new action game where the world syncs to the music.
Metascore:
87
User Score:
9.0
Theatrhythm Final Bar Line 27.

Theatrhythm Final Bar Line

Platform: PlayStation 4
February 16, 2023
A rhythm action game packed with 385 carefully selected music tracks from across the whole FINAL FANTASY series. ♪ The music of FINAL FANTASY comes together here Includes popular tracks from a total of 46 different games, featuring the latest music from FFI through to FFXV in the main series, as well as remakes, spin-offs and various different soundtrack CDs. Relive the thrilling battles and soaring emotions alongside beautiful music and video. ♪ Throw yourself into the rhythm Push the buttons in time with the music to match triggers moving across the screen on 3 different types of stage. With easy to learn controls and four different difficulty settings, anyone can jump in and have fun straight away. Also supports controller sharing play using a Joy-Con™ controller. ♪ Online multiplayer for up to 8 players Introducing riotous online Multi Battles where everyone plays together! Interfere with the other players plans and make clever use of your Burst abilities to turn the tables and grasp victory. Don’t forget to exchange ProfiCards once the battle is over! ♪Put together the party of your dreams with a total of 104 characters to choose from. Meet cute versions of many classic characters and monsters from the series as exciting RPG battles play out alongside the rhythm action. Gather and power up your team to beat the next stage.
Metascore:
87
User Score:
6.6
Persona 3 Portable 28.

Persona 3 Portable

Platform: Xbox Series X
January 19, 2023
Terrible creatures lurk in the dark, preying on those who wander into the hidden hour between one day and the next. As a member of a secret school club, you must wield your inner power--Persona--and protect humanity from impending doom. Will you live to see the light of day?
Metascore:
87
User Score:
6.1
Diablo IV 29.

Diablo IV

Platform: PC
June 6, 2023
MEET YOUR MAKER - Lilith has returned to Santuary, summoned by a dark ritual after eons in exile. Her return ushers in a new era of misery and darkness. LEGIONS OF CREATION. An old legend has it that Sanctuary was created by the union of an Angel and a Demon, and that their descendants --- humanity --- built villages, then cities and empires, spreading across the land to form the world's cultures and civilization. A REIGN OF ENMITY Chaos threatens to consume Sanctuary as evil and impeity continue to spread. Depraved demons and corrupted wildlife roam the land unchecked, as terrified townsfolk huddle in dark corners trying to survive one more day. CULT OF PERSONALITY The pious plead for guidance from their faith, but doubts have them feeling that their devotion is misplaced. Lilith's return has spawned a new wave of cultists and worshippers, but regardless of dogma, all prayers remain unanswered. DAUGHTER OF HATRED The daughter of Mephisto awakens burning urges in the hearts of those around her, be it demon, human or beast. Profound fears, unchecked rage, repressed impulses, sinful desires --- all are brought forth violently and irresistibly by her mere presence. UNSTOPPABLE EVIL As darkness returns to sanctuary, a brave few dare to face this threat. But what fate awaits them in a land forsaken by hope, valor, wisdom, and justice?
Metascore:
87
User Score:
tbd
Dead Space 30.

Dead Space

Platform: PC
January 27, 2023
Developed exclusively for next generation consoles and PC, raising the level of horror and immersion to unprecedented heights for the franchise through stunning visuals, audio and controls powered by the Frostbite game engine. Fans will experience an improved story, characters, gameplay mechanics and more as they fight to survive a living nightmare aboard the desolate mining starship, the USG Ishimura, all while uncovering the dreadful mystery of what happened to the slaughtered crew and ship. In Dead Space, Isaac Clarke is an everyman engineer on a mission to repair a vast, sprawling starship, the USG Ishimura, only to discover something has gone horribly wrong. The ship's crew has been slaughtered and infected by some alien scourge...and Isaac's beloved partner, Nicole, is lost somewhere on board. Now Isaac is alone with only his tools and engineering skills as he attempts to uncover the nightmarish mystery of what happened aboard the Ishimura. Trapped with hostile creatures called "necromorphs", Isaac faces a battle for survival, not only against the escalating terrors of the ship, but his own crumbling sanity.
Metascore:
87
User Score:
8.7
Monster Hunter Rise 31.

Monster Hunter Rise

Platform: Xbox Series X
January 20, 2023
Rise to the challenge and join the hunt! Set in the ninja-inspired land of Kamura Village, explore lush ecosystems and battle fearsome monsters to become the ultimate hunter. It's been half a century since the last calamity struck, but a terrifying new monster has reared its head and threatens to plunge the land into chaos once again. Hunt solo or in a party with friends to earn rewards that you can use to craft a huge variety of weapons and armor. Brand new gameplay systems such as the high-flying 'Wire Action' and your canine companion 'Palamute' will add exciting new layers to the already robust combat that Monster Hunter is known for.
Metascore:
87
User Score:
2.7
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe: Booster Course Pass - Wave 4 32.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe: Booster Course Pass - Wave 4

Platform: Switch
March 9, 2023
Egg-cellent! Birdo joins the fun in Wave 4 of the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe - Booster Course Pass! And get ready to take a speedy trip through the brand-new Yoshi's Island course when Wave 4 arrives this Spring!
Metascore:
86
User Score:
7.8
Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition 33.

Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition

Platform: Xbox Series X
January 31, 2023
Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition celebrates the 20th anniversary of one of the most popular strategy games ever with stunning 4K Ultra HD graphics, a new and fully remastered soundtrack, and brand-new content, "The Last Khans" with 3 new campaigns and 4 new civilizations. Explore all the original campaigns like never before as well as the best-selling expansions, spanning over 200 hours of gameplay and 1,000 years of human history. Head online to challenge other players with 35 different civilizations in your quest for world domination throughout the ages. Choose your path to greatness with this definitive remaster to one of the most beloved strategy games of all time.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
8.4
Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster: FF35th Anniversary Edition 34.

Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster: FF35th Anniversary Edition

Platform: PlayStation 4
May 1, 2023
This highly anticipated set includes the physical packaged version of FINAL FANTASY I-VI COLLECTION (PS4 or NSW), the Anniversary Edition GOODS BOX which contains a vinyl record set featuring newly arranged game music, a specially compiled artbook showcasing beautiful character pixel art, and 8 stylised pixel art character figures, and a bonus lenticular sleeve for the game package.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
8.3
The Legend of Heroes: Trails to Azure 35.

The Legend of Heroes: Trails to Azure

Platform: PC
March 14, 2023
Sandwiched between two great powers, the city of Crossbel is the place where the Uroboros group carry out their biggest and darkest schemes. A mysterious drug is spreading its poison across the city, the mafia and the mercenary groups seem to have a role in the crimes. Add a break down to the political order to the mix, and you have complete chaos in your hands. The world becomes more real and the battles become more dangerous in Ao no Kiseki. Feel the rain patter on your skin and enemies creep up to you in the dark.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
8.5
A Space For The Unbound 36.

A Space For The Unbound

Platform: PC
January 19, 2023
A Space For The Unbound is a slice-of-life adventure game with beautiful pixel art set in the late 90s rural Indonesia that tells a story about overcoming anxiety, depression, and the relationship between a boy and a girl with supernatural powers. Follow two high school sweethearts, Atma and Raya, on a journey of self-discovery at the end of their high school years. When a mysteriously supernatural power is suddenly unleashed threatening their existence, they must explore and investigate their town to uncover hidden secrets, face the end of the world, and perhaps learn more about each other.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
7.6
Returnal 37.

Returnal

Platform: PC
February 15, 2023
After crash-landing on this shape-shifting world, Selene must search through the barren landscape of an ancient civilization for her escape. Isolated and alone, she finds herself fighting tooth and nail for survival. Again and again, she's defeated forced to restart her journey every time she dies. Through relentless roguelike gameplay, you'll discover that just as the planet changes with every cycle, so do the items at your disposal. Every loop offers new combinations, forcing you to push your boundaries and approach combat with a different strategy each time. Brought to life by stunning visual effects, the dark beauty of the decaying world around you is packed with explosive surprises. From high stakes, bullet hell-fuelled combat, to visceral twists and turns through stark and contrasting environments. You'll explore, discover and fight your way through an unforgiving journey, where mystery stalks your every move.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
6.5
Persona 4 Golden 38.

Persona 4 Golden

Platform: PlayStation 4
January 19, 2023
Strange rumors of the Midnight Channel slowly spread through the rural town of Inaba, the protagonist's new home, just as a chain of mysterious murders begin. As the protagonist and his teammates chase after the truth, they find themselves opening the door to another world. Inaba, a quiet town in rural Japan sets the scene for budding adolescence in Persona 4 Golden. A coming of age story that sets the protagonist and his friends on a journey kickstarted by a chain of serial murders. Explore meeting kindred spirits, feelings of belonging, and even confronting the darker sides of one's self. With an overall Metacritic score of 93 and a multitude of awards, fan-adored Persona 4 Golden stands as one of the finest RPGs ever made, delivering on enthralling storytelling and quintessential Persona gameplay. Key Features include: * Enjoy gameplay with variable framerates * Experience the world of Persona on Xbox in Full HD * Achievements * Choose between Japanese and English VO
Metascore:
86
User Score:
8.9
The Legend of Heroes: Trails to Azure 39.

The Legend of Heroes: Trails to Azure

Platform: Switch
March 14, 2023
Sandwiched between two great powers, the city of Crossbel is the place where the Uroboros group carry out their biggest and darkest schemes. A mysterious drug is spreading its poison across the city, the mafia and the mercenary groups seem to have a role in the crimes. Add a break down to the political order to the mix, and you have complete chaos in your hands. The world becomes more real and the battles become more dangerous in Ao no Kiseki. Feel the rain patter on your skin and enemies creep up to you in the dark.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
8.2
Octopath Traveler II 40.

Octopath Traveler II

Platform: PlayStation 5
February 24, 2023
This game is a brand-new entry in the OCTOPATH TRAVELER series, the first installment of which was initially released in 2018 and sold over 3 million copies worldwide. It takes the series’ HD-2D graphics, a fusion of retro pixel art and 3DCG, to even greater heights. In the world of Solistia, eight new travelers venture forth into an exciting new era. Where will you go? What will you do? Whose tale will you bring to life? Every path is yours to take. Embark on an adventure all your own. 1. Begin your adventure as one of eight new travelers, each with their own origins, motivations, and unique skills. 2. The series’ HD-2D graphics, a fusion of retro pixel art and 3DCG, have reached even greater heights. 3. The story takes place in Solistia, where diverse cultures thrive from east to west and the industries of the new era flourish. You can sail the seas and explore every corner of a world that changes from day to night. 4. Each traveler has a unique set of Path Actions they can use to battle townspeople, obtain items, take others along in their travels, and more. Where will you go? What will you do? Every path is yours to take. 5. Familiar mechanics from the original game have been preserved, like the freedom to develop your travelers’ jobs and skills, as well as the Break and Boost system that made battles so exhilarating. New mechanics have also been added.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
8.0
Paranormasight: The Seven Mysteries of Honjo 41.

Paranormasight: The Seven Mysteries of Honjo

Platform: Switch
March 9, 2023
Shogo Okiie, an ordinary office worker, visits Kinshibori Park in the dead of night with his friend, Yoko Fukunaga, to investigate a well-known local ghost story: The Seven Mysteries of Honjo. Shogo doesn't quite believe Yoko when she talks about how the Mysteries are connected to the Rite of Resurrection and doesn't pay it much mind - that is, until strange events begin to unfold before his very eyes. Meanwhile, several others are making their own investigations into The Seven Mysteries... Detectives investigating a series of strange deaths, a high-school girl seeking the truth behind her classmate's suicide, and a mother who has sworn revenge for her lost son. Their desires and motives intertwine and interplay, with the Seven Mysteries of Honjo at the core, leading the story towards a battle of wits and curses.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.6
Star Wars Jedi: Survivor 42.

Star Wars Jedi: Survivor

Platform: PlayStation 5
April 28, 2023
Star Wars Jedi: Survivor picks up five years after the events of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. Cal must stay one step ahead of the Empire's constant pursuit as he continues to feel the weight of being one of the last remaining Jedi in the galaxy. Developed by the veteran team at Respawn Entertainment, Jedi: Survivor will expand upon iconic Star Wars stories, worlds, and characters, and thrilling combat first experienced in Jedi: Fallen Order.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
5.9
Humanity 43.

Humanity

Platform: PlayStation 5
May 16, 2023
A unique blend of puzzle-solving and action-platforming, HUMANITY puts the fate of all mankind in your hands. Er, paws. Did we mention you’re a dog? You are a Shiba Inu charged with commanding massive, marching crowds to jump, turn, push, float, shoot, and climb their way to salvation. Guide the masses through 90-plus stages filled with obstacles, enemies, puzzles, unlockable skills, and wild boss fights in the narrative campaign, or browse a wide array of user-made levels (or build your own!) crafted via the super easy-to-use in-game Stage Creator.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.5
Labyrinth of Galleria: The Moon Society 44.

Labyrinth of Galleria: The Moon Society

Platform: PlayStation 5
February 14, 2023
From the creators of Labyrinth of Refrain: Coven of Dusk comes a new tale in the dungeon-exploring adventure filled with charm and mystery! Aided by the master witch Madame Marta, her assistant Eureka, and an army of soul-infused puppets, you are tasked with delving into the depths of a mysterious underground labyrinth teeming with enchanted monsters to unearth the treasures and secrets within.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
7.8
Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key 45.

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

Platform: PC
March 24, 2023
Ryza and her friends are living their lives on Kurken Island when news of a sudden appearance of a mysterious group of islands in nearby waters arrives. To find a way to save her island, Ryza and her friends will set off on final adventure surrounding the "roots of alchemy." Reunite with characters from previous games, and meet new characters who will be key to the story. Mix and match your favorite members and enjoy the adventure!
Metascore:
85
User Score:
9.5
A Space For The Unbound 46.

A Space For The Unbound

Platform: Switch
January 19, 2023
A Space For The Unbound is a slice-of-life adventure game with beautiful pixel art set in the late 90s rural Indonesia that tells a story about overcoming anxiety, depression, and the relationship between a boy and a girl with supernatural powers. Follow two high school sweethearts, Atma and Raya, on a journey of self-discovery at the end of their high school years. When a mysteriously supernatural power is suddenly unleashed threatening their existence, they must explore and investigate their town to uncover hidden secrets, face the end of the world, and perhaps learn more about each other.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
7.9
Octopath Traveler II 47.

Octopath Traveler II

Platform: Switch
February 24, 2023
This game is a brand-new entry in the OCTOPATH TRAVELER series, the first installment of which was initially released in 2018 and sold over 3 million copies worldwide. It takes the series’ HD-2D graphics, a fusion of retro pixel art and 3DCG, to even greater heights. In the world of Solistia, eight new travelers venture forth into an exciting new era. Where will you go? What will you do? Whose tale will you bring to life? Every path is yours to take. Embark on an adventure all your own. 1. Begin your adventure as one of eight new travelers, each with their own origins, motivations, and unique skills. 2. The series’ HD-2D graphics, a fusion of retro pixel art and 3DCG, have reached even greater heights. 3. The story takes place in Solistia, where diverse cultures thrive from east to west and the industries of the new era flourish. You can sail the seas and explore every corner of a world that changes from day to night. 4. Each traveler has a unique set of Path Actions they can use to battle townspeople, obtain items, take others along in their travels, and more. Where will you go? What will you do? Every path is yours to take. 5. Familiar mechanics from the original game have been preserved, like the freedom to develop your travelers’ jobs and skills, as well as the Break and Boost system that made battles so exhilarating. New mechanics have also been added.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.1
The Murder of Sonic the Hedgehog 48.

The Murder of Sonic the Hedgehog

Platform: PC
March 31, 2023
Sonic the Hedgehog...was murdered!? Get to the bottom of the mystery in this brand-new adventure!
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.8
Star Wars Jedi: Survivor 49.

Star Wars Jedi: Survivor

Platform: Xbox Series X
April 28, 2023
Star Wars Jedi: Survivor picks up five years after the events of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. Cal must stay one step ahead of the Empire's constant pursuit as he continues to feel the weight of being one of the last remaining Jedi in the galaxy. Developed by the veteran team at Respawn Entertainment, Jedi: Survivor will expand upon iconic Star Wars stories, worlds, and characters, and thrilling combat first experienced in Jedi: Fallen Order.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
6.1
PowerWash Simulator 50.

PowerWash Simulator

Platform: Switch
January 31, 2023
Release the Pressure with PowerWash Simulator! Wash away your worries with the soothing sounds of high-pressure water. Fire up your power washer and blast away every speck of dirt and grime you can find, all with the simple satisfaction of power-washing to a sparkling finish. Build up your business in Career Mode and complete a variety of dirty jobs across the dusty town of Muckingham. There's no right or wrong; no time pressure or final score, just you and the tools you need to soak away your stress. Want a clean start? Chill out and replay your favourite jobs in Free Play.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
5.4
Hogwarts Legacy 51.

Hogwarts Legacy

Platform: PlayStation 5
February 7, 2023
LIVE THE UNWRITTEN - Hogwarts Legacy is an immersive, open-world action RPG set in the world first introduced in the Harry Potter books. Now you can take control of the action and be at the center of your own adventure in the wizarding world. Embark on a journey through familiar and new locations as you explore and discover fantastic beasts, customize your character and craft potions, master spell casting, upgrade talents, and become the wizard you want to be. Experience Hogwarts in the 1800s. Your character is a student who holds the key to an ancient secret that threatens to tear the wizarding world apart. You have received a late acceptance to the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and soon discover that you are no ordinary student: you possess an unusual ability to perceive and master Ancient Magic. Only you can decide if you will protect this secret for the good of all, or yield to the temptation of more sinister magic. Discover the feeling of living at Hogwarts as you make allies, battle Dark wizards, and ultimately decide the fate of the wizarding world. Your legacy is what you make of it.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.7
DREDGE 52.

DREDGE

Platform: Switch
March 30, 2023
Dredge is a fishing adventure with a sinister undercurrent. Sell your catch, upgrade your vessel and dredge the depths for long-buried relics. Explore the stories of the strange locals and discover why some things are best left forgotten. Starting from your new home in a group of islands known as The Marrows, upgrade your engines and set sail for the neighboring regions - each with their own unique fish, personalities and secrets. Dredge up forgotten treasures. Outsmart unremembered terrors. Someone wants very badly to retrieve relics lost to the ocean floor. The work is lucrative, but can you trust them? What will they use the relics for? And will they ever be satisfied? It's not just the sharp rocks and shallow reefs you need to watch out for - keep your eyes on the depths below and the sky above. The biggest threat to your safety might come from within.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.3
Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster: FF35th Anniversary Edition 53.

Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster: FF35th Anniversary Edition

Platform: Switch
May 1, 2023
This highly anticipated set includes the physical packaged version of FINAL FANTASY I-VI COLLECTION (PS4 or NSW), the Anniversary Edition GOODS BOX which contains a vinyl record set featuring newly arranged game music, a specially compiled artbook showcasing beautiful character pixel art, and 8 stylised pixel art character figures, and a bonus lenticular sleeve for the game package.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
7.7
Cassette Beasts 54.

Cassette Beasts

Platform: PC
April 26, 2023
Grab your cassette player, it's time to transform! Collect awesome monster forms to use during turn-based battles in this indie open-world RPG. Combine any two monster forms using Cassette Beasts' Fusion System to create unique and powerful new ones! Welcome to New Wirral, a remote island inhabited by creatures you've only dreamed of, nightmares you hopefully haven't, and a cast of brave folks who use cassette tapes to transform for battle. To find a way home you'll need to explore every inch of the island, and record monsters to tape to gain their abilities!
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.0
Octopath Traveler II 55.

Octopath Traveler II

Platform: PC
February 24, 2023
This game is a brand-new entry in the OCTOPATH TRAVELER series, the first installment of which was initially released in 2018 and sold over 3 million copies worldwide. It takes the series’ HD-2D graphics, a fusion of retro pixel art and 3DCG, to even greater heights. In the world of Solistia, eight new travelers venture forth into an exciting new era. Where will you go? What will you do? Whose tale will you bring to life? Every path is yours to take. Embark on an adventure all your own. 1. Begin your adventure as one of eight new travelers, each with their own origins, motivations, and unique skills. 2. The series’ HD-2D graphics, a fusion of retro pixel art and 3DCG, have reached even greater heights. 3. The story takes place in Solistia, where diverse cultures thrive from east to west and the industries of the new era flourish. You can sail the seas and explore every corner of a world that changes from day to night. 4. Each traveler has a unique set of Path Actions they can use to battle townspeople, obtain items, take others along in their travels, and more. Where will you go? What will you do? Every path is yours to take. 5. Familiar mechanics from the original game have been preserved, like the freedom to develop your travelers’ jobs and skills, as well as the Break and Boost system that made battles so exhilarating. New mechanics have also been added.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
7.3
Hogwarts Legacy 56.

Hogwarts Legacy

Platform: PC
February 7, 2023
LIVE THE UNWRITTEN = Hogwarts Legacy is an immersive, open-world action RPG set in the world first introduced in the Harry Potter books. Now you can take control of the action and be at the center of your own adventure in the wizarding world. Embark on a journey through familiar and new locations as you explore and discover fantastic beasts, customize your character and craft potions, master spell casting, upgrade talents, and become the wizard you want to be. Experience Hogwarts in the 1800s. Your character is a student who holds the key to an ancient secret that threatens to tear the wizarding world apart. You have received a late acceptance to the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and soon discover that you are no ordinary student: you possess an unusual ability to perceive and master Ancient Magic. Only you can decide if you will protect this secret for the good of all, or yield to the temptation of more sinister magic. Discover the feeling of living at Hogwarts as you make allies, battle Dark wizards, and ultimately decide the fate of the wizarding world. Your legacy is what you make of it.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.0
Live A Live 57.

Live A Live

Platform: PlayStation 5
April 27, 2023
The legend is alive! LIVE A LIVE, originally only released for the Super Famicom in Japan, is being revived on Nintendo Switch! Experience this legendary RPG for the first time in the west, brought alive in the same HD-2D visual style as OCTOPATH TRAVELER and TRIANGLE STRATEGY. Meet seven heroes, each with their own unique abilities and lives to live across different time periods. Experience their stories in any order you choose, uncovering shocking developments along the way: * Prehistory: A tribesman comes of age in a world without words. * The Wild West: A wanderer with a bounty on his head fights for his life. * Imperial China: A kung fu master searches for a worthy successor. * Twilight of Edo Japan: A shinobi undertakes an important secret mission. * Present Day: A martial artist strives to become the strongest there ever was. * The Near Future: A youth with psychic powers takes a stand against evil. * The Distant Future: A newly built robot is swept up in a tragedy in space. Featuring remastered music from original composer Yoko Shimomura and produced by Takashi Tokita (the director of the Super Famicom version), this remake retains everything that players loved about the original game while also being accessible to newcomers.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
6.0
Anno 1800 Console Edition 58.

Anno 1800 Console Edition

Platform: PlayStation 5
March 16, 2023
Welcome to the 19th century, a time of industrialization, diplomacy, and discovery. Rich with technological innovations, conspiracies, and changing allegiances, this era presents the perfect setting for classic Anno gameplay. Anno 1800 provides players ample opportunity to prove their skills as a ruler as they create huge metropolises, plan efficient logistic networks, settle an exotic new continent, send out expeditions around the globe, and dominate their opponents by diplomacy, trade, or warfare.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
7.1
CONV/RGENCE: A League of Legends Story 59.

CONV/RGENCE: A League of Legends Story

Platform: PC
May 23, 2023
Explore and traverse through the spectacular city of Zaun as Ekko, a young inventor with an ingenious device to manipulate time, in this story-driven action platformer. Play as a young Ekko and realize the full potential of one of League's fan-favorite Champions. Discover different environments with parkour-style traversal while you level up a variety of combat and time abilities to defeat a wide range of enemies in Zaun. Developed by Double Stallion Games, CONV/RGENCE: A League Of Legends Story is a 2D Action Platformer with an incredible art style that focuses on tight dynamic combat and unique exploration opportunities afforded by Ekko's ability to travel in space and time. Convergence.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
tbd
The Last Clockwinder 60.

The Last Clockwinder

Platform: PlayStation 5
February 22, 2023
You are on a mission to repair an ancient clocktower built into the trunk of a colossal tree. Inside, you find a pair of gloves that allow you to turn anything you do into a looping clockwork automaton. These clones can do everything you can do, from planting to cutting to throwing items through the air. Create an interconnected system out of your own clones. Grow plants, harvest resources, and work together to save the clocktower!
Metascore:
83
User Score:
tbd
Labyrinth of Galleria: The Moon Society 61.

Labyrinth of Galleria: The Moon Society

Platform: Switch
February 14, 2023
From the creators of Labyrinth of Refrain: Coven of Dusk comes a new tale in the dungeon-exploring adventure filled with charm and mystery! Aided by the master witch Madame Marta, her assistant Eureka, and an army of soul-infused puppets, you are tasked with delving into the depths of a mysterious underground labyrinth teeming with enchanted monsters to unearth the treasures and secrets within.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
tbd
A Space For The Unbound 62.

A Space For The Unbound

Platform: PlayStation 5
January 19, 2023
A Space For The Unbound is a slice-of-life adventure game with beautiful pixel art set in the late 90s rural Indonesia that tells a story about overcoming anxiety, depression, and the relationship between a boy and a girl with supernatural powers. Follow two high school sweethearts, Atma and Raya, on a journey of self-discovery at the end of their high school years. When a mysteriously supernatural power is suddenly unleashed threatening their existence, they must explore and investigate their town to uncover hidden secrets, face the end of the world, and perhaps learn more about each other.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
6.9
Age of Wonders 4 63.

Age of Wonders 4

Platform: PC
May 2, 2023
Age of Wonders 4 invites players to rule a fantasy realm of their own design, in a blend of strategy, role-playing, and turn-based combat. Powerful Wizard Kings have returned to the realms to reign as gods among mortals, and players will rise to challenge their rule using Tomes of Magic to unleash arcane destruction and evolve their armies, gaining new abilities and forms. For the first time in the series, players can create their own custom factions, and leave their mark on countless worlds through each choice they make. Create the Empire of Your Wildest Fantasies: Craft your followers by combining bodily forms, societal traits, and arcane powers. Build anything from a clan of cannibal halflings to mystic moon elves, or recreate your favourite fantasy tropes. Seek powerful tomes of magic to enchant your armies and see your people physically change as they morph into angelic beings or scions of chaos to face their enemies. Strategy Meets Role-Playing Like Never Before: Every choice opens up new possibilities and tactical advantages; deep, multilayered strategy allows you to try new tactics or explore new powers at every turn. Tactical turn-based battles bring your armies to life, from skirmishes with roaming monsters to vast sieges with many units on each side. Write Your Own Legend: A new event system provides unexpected levels of storytelling for 4X games. See your decisions shape the world around you as you seek glory through brutal domination, cunning alliances, or ultimate arcane knowledge. Your own creations may even appear as potential rivals or allies in subsequent games, as you experience the next chapter in your own story. Make Your Mark on a Vast, Reactive World: Explore a new realm in each session – or create your own! Challenge new variations and combinations of locations and features, from frozen wastelands ruled by ice queens to desolated ruins where dragons roam. With a tremendous variety of empires, units, and environments to keep the game endlessly replayable, Age of Wonders is more open-ended – and mod-friendly – than ever before in the series’ history. [Paradox Interactive]
Metascore:
83
User Score:
7.9
Total War: WARHAMMER III - Forge of the Chaos Dwarfs 64.

Total War: WARHAMMER III - Forge of the Chaos Dwarfs

Platform: PC
April 13, 2023
The Forge of the Chaos Dwarfs campaign pack introduces a new brutal race, the Chaos Dwarfs, into Total War: WARHAMMER III, usable in both the Realm of Chaos and Immortal Empires campaigns. Expand, exploit, and dominate the Warhammer world as Astragoth Ironhand, Drazhoath the Ashen, and Zhatan the Black, collectively boasting unique campaign mechanics, objectives, and units that only the evil minds of the Chaos Dwarfs could forge. With their own frightful agenda to pursue, they do not engage with the Ursun storyline in the Realm of Chaos campaign. • Burn it all down as 3 new Legendary Lords: Astragoth Ironhand, Drazhoath the Ashen, and Zhatan the Black. • Recruit Gorduz Backstabber to sneak behind your foes as the newest Legendary Hero. • Master chaotic magic with the all-new Lore of Hashut. Strike foes down with Hell Hammer or set them ablaze with Burning Wrath. • Construct the Great Drill of Hashut to break open Hashut’s domain and siphon his blood for cataclysmic powers. • Co-operate with your fellow Chaos Dwarfs to obtain District rewards in the Tower of Zharr or usurp others for their Seats in your quest for supremacy. • Command a comprehensive army roster of over 26 new units, featuring the baleful Chaos Dwarf war machine trains and the new K’daai Destroyers, alongside some of the Old World’s cruellest infernal warriors.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
7.7
GhostWire: Tokyo 65.

GhostWire: Tokyo

Platform: Xbox Series X
April 12, 2023
Save a Tokyo under siege by spirits in a new adventure from mastermind Shinji Mikami and the team at Tango Gameworks. Explore the streets of a city filled with spirits and mysterious otherworldly threats, with an arsenal of powerful abilities at your command. Tokyo has become a city under siege; overwhelmed by paranormal threats beyond our understanding. After a devastating occult event leads to the disappearance of 99% of the city's population, only you stand between the loss of this great city and its salvation. After the vanishing, a strange encounter causes your own supernatural abilities to take shape. Explore a beautiful city that blends ultra-modern cityscapes and stunning ancient shrines as you purge the darkness from your home. Armed with a bevy of formidable, upgradeable powers, you will face off against evil spirits (referred to as The Visitors) haunting the city of Tokyo. Spirits like: * Amewarashi: This entity manifests as a young child in a yellow raincoat. Derived from the powerful emotions of sadness caused by being separated from his parents, as well as his innocent yet mischievous spirit, this Visitor will call for help and bring forth fellow spirit when it feels threatened. * Shiromuku: Shiromuku is a traditional type of pure white wedding kimono, and though she may appear to be a bride, this Visitor is actually a physical manifestation of powerful emotions. This Visitor represents regret and strong feelings for a partner she was never able to marry. * Kuchisake: Inspired by an actual urban legend, the Kuchisake-onna is a strong and agile opponent, capable of closing distances quickly to get at you with her large scissor blades. Be careful if she asks you if you find her attractive; there are no right answers there. Each spirit will have its own attack styles and weaknesses, so you'll need to combine your abilities in different ways to suit each unique combat encounter. But the spirits roaming the streets aren't the only threat. At the heart of everything the disappearance of the population, the appearance of the Visitors, and even your own supernatural abilities sits a shadowy group wearing "Hannya" masks. Who are they, what they want and how they will interact with you remains a mystery, and it will be up to you to determine their motives and unveil the mystery.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
7.4
The Excavation of Hob's Barrow 66.

The Excavation of Hob's Barrow

Platform: Switch
January 25, 2023
THE ANSWERS LIE IN THE SOIL... Antiquarian Thomasina Bateman is writing a book on the barrows of England, documenting the treasures she finds buried within. When an intriguing letter summons her to the small village of Bewlay, tucked away in the remote countryside, she sets off by train with her assistant a day behind. Upon her arrival, however, the mysterious man who summoned her is nowhere to be found. Her assistant never arrives. A stubborn landowner refuses access to the barrow, and the locals are wary of this woman who is traveling alone and (gasp!) wears trousers. The excavation of Hob's Barrow is off to a rocky start. And then Thomasina starts having strange dreams FEATURES: * A dark, complex and evolving storyline featuring interwoven elements from real English folklore. * Traditional point and click adventure game puzzles and interactions, with an easy modern interface. * A cast of intriguing characters, from suspicious villagers to sickly vicars to lordly landowners, all with their own unique stories and motives. * A distinct folk horror tone and grounding. * Evocative pixel-art graphics, featuring cut-scenes and engaging animations. * A suitably atmospheric original soundtrack from The Machine. The Demon. - one half of the duo behind the award-winning "Football Game" soundtrack. * Fiends in the furrows, the smell of damp soil, and a cat or two.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
6.0
Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key 67.

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

Platform: Switch
March 24, 2023
Ryza and her friends are living their lives on Kurken Island when news of a sudden appearance of a mysterious group of islands in nearby waters arrives. To find a way to save her island, Ryza and her friends will set off on final adventure surrounding the "roots of alchemy." The stage for this adventure is a vast open field! The field is made up of multiple maps that are connected seamlessly. Enjoy this adventure in a vast and ‘living’ field that is one of the largest in the Atelier series. You can do many things with the key! Obtain various types of keys which can be used in different instances of exploration, synthesis, and battle. Each key has a different effect, so use it to enjoy the adventure conveniently!
Metascore:
82
User Score:
9.5
Coffee Talk Episode 2: Hibiscus & Butterfly 68.

Coffee Talk Episode 2: Hibiscus & Butterfly

Platform: Switch
April 20, 2023
Dust off your coffee machine and prepare your warmest smile to meet your customers again in the second episode of the much loved coffee brewing and heart-to-heart talking simulator; Coffee Talk Episode 2: Hibiscus & Butterfly. You are a barista, and your customers aren't always humans. Listen to their stories and influence their hearts with a warm cup of coffee or two.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
tbd
Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key 69.

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

Platform: PlayStation 5
March 24, 2023
Ryza and her friends are living their lives on Kurken Island when news of a sudden appearance of a mysterious group of islands in nearby waters arrives. To find a way to save her island, Ryza and her friends will set off on final adventure surrounding the "roots of alchemy." The stage for this adventure is a vast open field! The field is made up of multiple maps that are connected seamlessly. Enjoy this adventure in a vast and ‘living’ field that is one of the largest in the Atelier series. You can do many things with the key! Obtain various types of keys which can be used in different instances of exploration, synthesis, and battle. Each key has a different effect, so use it to enjoy the adventure conveniently!
Metascore:
82
User Score:
9.4
Advance Wars 1 + 2: Re-Boot Camp 70.

Advance Wars 1 + 2: Re-Boot Camp

Platform: Switch
April 21, 2023
Command an army in strategic, turn-based combat as a tactical adviser for the Orange Star Army. Your expertise is needed as you move land, air, and naval units across the battlefield. Take down enemy squads and capture towns and bases to secure victory and keep the peace. Keep an eye on the game-changing terrain and weather as you lead a variety of units across multiple maps. This remake features two campaigns that cover the events of Advance Wars and Advance Wars 2: Black Hole Rising! Fight alongside capable Commanding Officers. Defend your land with the help of Andy, Max, Sami, and other Commanding Officers, each with their own specialties and CO Powers. Andy can repair units, while Sami can boost the abilities of troops. Your opponents can use CO abilities of their own too! Throughout both campaigns, the COs you meet play a critical role both on the battlefield and in the story. Recruit some friends and see who the superior strategist is When you aren’t busy keeping the peace in one of the two campaign stories, flex your army-commanding chops in Versus Mode**. Up to four players can battle on dozens of maps. Each player chooses a CO from either campaign and can strategically use their CO Powers to turn the tides of battle. Customize your combat with options like funds per allied base and fog of war.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.2
Stranded: Alien Dawn 71.

Stranded: Alien Dawn

Platform: PC
April 25, 2023
Brave a new world in Stranded: Alien Dawn, a planet survival sim placing the fate of a small marooned group in your hands. Forge your story through compelling and immersive strategic gameplay as you make vital decisions to protect your survivors from starvation, disease, extreme weather and more. From basic camps to fortified bases, create a stronghold to defend the survivors from attacks by alien creatures that roam an expansive and deadly alien world. Experience an epic and unpredictable journey.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
tbd
MLB The Show 23 72.

MLB The Show 23

Platform: PlayStation 5
March 24, 2023
MLB® The Show™ 23 gets you closer than ever to living your Baseball dreams on the diamond. Shock The Game and Own The Show™ with your favorite players, your favorite rivalries, and all your favorite MLB® moments.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
7.6
The Last Spell 73.

The Last Spell

Platform: PC
March 9, 2023
War was rampaging all over the land for decades. In a desperate move to end it all, the mages provoked The Cataclysm. Massive balls of pure magic obliterated nearly everything. A strange purple mist propagated everywhere. They say that those who entered the mist were killed, driven mad, or worse Only a few Havens keep up the fight against the hordes of bloodthirsty monsters that come out at night from this damned mist. A few strained heroes protect the walls night after night, until a handful of mages manage to cast The Last Spell and banish all magic from this accursed world. And maybe save us all. Maybe.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.2
Paranormasight: The Seven Mysteries of Honjo 74.

Paranormasight: The Seven Mysteries of Honjo

Platform: PC
March 8, 2023
Shogo Okiie, an ordinary office worker, visits Kinshibori Park in the dead of night with his friend, Yoko Fukunaga, to investigate a well-known local ghost story: The Seven Mysteries of Honjo. Shogo doesn't quite believe Yoko when she talks about how the Mysteries are connected to the Rite of Resurrection and doesn't pay it much mind - that is, until strange events begin to unfold before his very eyes. Meanwhile, several others are making their own investigations into The Seven Mysteries... Detectives investigating a series of strange deaths, a high-school girl seeking the truth behind her classmate's suicide, and a mother who has sworn revenge for her lost son. Their desires and motives intertwine and interplay, with the Seven Mysteries of Honjo at the core, leading the story towards a battle of wits and curses.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
7.9
The Mageseeker: A League of Legends Story 75.

The Mageseeker: A League of Legends Story

Platform: Switch
April 18, 2023
From Digital Sun, creators of Moonlighter, The Mageseeker is an action RPG in the League of Legends universe. Play as Sylas, a mage now freed from years in captivity. Wield the chains that once bound you and liberate Demacia from the Mageseekers' tyranny.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
5.6
Ib 76.

Ib

Platform: Switch
March 9, 2023
A young girl named Ib visits an art gallery with her parents. While perusing the various works of art, Ib suddenly realizes that she is alone. As she searches for someone - anyone - else, the museum begins to change... A 2D exploration adventure game set in a creepy, mysterious art gallery. Inspect the area around you, discovering items and disarming traps to find your way out of the strange gallery.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
7.7
Horizon Forbidden West: Burning Shores 77.

Horizon Forbidden West: Burning Shores

Platform: PlayStation 5
April 19, 2023
Travel beyond the Forbidden West as Aloy’s story continues. Encounter new machines and a compelling new story. South of the Tenakth Clan Lands, millennia of volcanic eruptions and violent seismic activity have carved the ruins of Los Angeles into a treacherous archipelago. Experience the next chapter of Horizon Forbidden West as Aloy pursues a sinister new threat to the planet, hidden among these dangerous, untamed wilds. The Burning Shores DLC contains additional content for Horizon Forbidden West, including new characters and experiences in a stunning yet hazardous new area. To enter the Burning Shores, you must complete the main quest (up to and including Singularity) in the PS5 version of Horizon Forbidden West. Following the main quest, the player will receive a call over Aloy’s Focus, beginning the DLC.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
4.3
The Sims 4: Growing Together 78.

The Sims 4: Growing Together

Platform: PC
March 16, 2023
Browse this pack’s content and get inspired by more fashion, furniture, hairstyles, and décor. Imagine what you’ll make next!
Metascore:
82
User Score:
tbd
The Mageseeker: A League of Legends Story 79.

The Mageseeker: A League of Legends Story

Platform: Xbox Series X
April 18, 2023
From Digital Sun, creators of Moonlighter, The Mageseeker is an action RPG in the League of Legends universe. Play as Sylas, a mage now freed from years in captivity. Wield the chains that once bound you and liberate Demacia from the Mageseekers' tyranny.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
tbd
Darkest Dungeon II 80.

Darkest Dungeon II

Platform: PC
May 8, 2023
Darkest Dungeon II is a roguelike road trip of the damned. Form a party, equip your stagecoach, and set off across a decaying landscape in a last gasp attempt to avert the apocalypse. The greatest dangers you face, however, may come from within...
Metascore:
82
User Score:
5.9
WWE 2K23 81.

WWE 2K23

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

Resident Evil Village VR

Platform: PlayStation 5
February 22, 2023
The main story of Resident Evil Village is now in VR. Technological advances have allowed us to offer players a more immersive experience by using eye tracking and 3D audio, unique to 4K HDR displays, as well as greater graphical fidelity. Chandeliers and furniture within Castle Dimitrescu will be more beautiful than ever before, and the large presence of the Lady herself can be truly appreciated. Playing with the PlayStation VR2 Sense controller in addition to your headset also makes the player feel like they are really in the game! When the player guards with their arms or mimics shooting a gun, Ethan copies the movements in-game. New actions such as dual wielding with a handgun and knife or handgun and shotgun are now possible. It's like the player themselves is the controller! Become Ethan Winters and truly immerse yourself in the world as you fight for your life in Resident Evil Village.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.0
Persona 3 Portable 83.

Persona 3 Portable

Platform: PC
January 19, 2023
Terrible creatures lurk in the dark, preying on those who wander into the hidden hour between one day and the next. As a member of a secret school club, you must wield your inner power--Persona--and protect humanity from impending doom. Will you live to see the light of day?
Metascore:
81
User Score:
4.3
The Legend of Heroes: Trails to Azure 84.

The Legend of Heroes: Trails to Azure

Platform: PlayStation 4
March 14, 2023
Sandwiched between two great powers, the city of Crossbel is the place where the Uroboros group carry out their biggest and darkest schemes. A mysterious drug is spreading its poison across the city, the mafia and the mercenary groups seem to have a role in the crimes. Add a break down to the political order to the mix, and you have complete chaos in your hands. The world becomes more real and the battles become more dangerous in Ao no Kiseki. Feel the rain patter on your skin and enemies creep up to you in the dark.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.3
EVERSPACE 2 85.

EVERSPACE 2

Platform: PC
April 6, 2023
EVERSPACE™ 2 is a fast-paced single-player spaceship shooter with deep exploration in space and on planets, tons of loot, RPG elements, mining, and crafting. Experience a thoughtful story, set in a vivid, handcrafted open world full of secrets, puzzles, and perils.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.0
Persona 3 Portable 86.

Persona 3 Portable

Platform: Switch
January 19, 2023
The Dark Hour, time "hidden" between one day and the next. Unfamiliar stillness swallows the city, people turn into eerie coffins, and otherworldly monsters called Shadows swarm. One night, the protagonist is attacked by these Shadows and the power of the heart, their Persona, is awakened. As a member of a secret school club, you must wield your inner power--Persona--and protect humanity from impending doom. Will you live to see the light of day?
Metascore:
81
User Score:
6.4
DREDGE 87.

DREDGE

Platform: PlayStation 5
March 30, 2023
Dredge is a fishing adventure with a sinister undercurrent. Sell your catch, upgrade your vessel and dredge the depths for long-buried relics. Explore the stories of the strange locals and discover why some things are best left forgotten. Someone wants very badly to retrieve relics lost to the ocean floor. The work is lucrative, but can you trust them? What will they use the relics for? And will they ever be satisfied? It's not just the sharp rocks and shallow reefs you need to watch out for - keep your eyes on the depths below and the sky above. The biggest threat to your safety might come from within.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.4
OTXO 88.

OTXO

Platform: PC
April 20, 2023
OTXO (pronounced oh-cho) is a violent top-down shooter with roguelite elements. Play as the protagonist entering an inexplicable mansion in search of his lost love. As you venture deeper into the Mansion, more of its secrets will be unveiled to you. Featureless, unnamed, and without memories of how you came here but you remember why. She's waiting for you somewhere in this Mansion and you cannot leave until you find her. Cut your way through various unique areas and meet new allies as you delve deeper into the mystery, face your inner demons, and annihilate them. With a massive variety of guns, over 100 abilities, and Focus to dodge bullets at your disposal, kick down doors and eviscerate the variety of enemies standing in between you and your mission.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
tbd
WWE 2K23 89.

WWE 2K23

Platform: Xbox Series X
March 14, 2023
Expanded features, gorgeous graphics, and the ultimate WWE experience. Hit the ring with a deep roster of WWE Superstars and Legends including Roman Reigns, "American Nightmare" Cody Rhodes, Ronda Rousey, Brock Lesnar, "Stone Cold" Steve Austin and more! 2K SHOWCASE: INTERACTIVE SPORTS DOCUMENTARY Play through the key moments and toughest opponents of John Cena’s storied 20-year WWE career. And in a franchise-first, take on the role of each marquee opponent - some of WWE’s greatest of all time - as you aim to take down Mr. Hustle, Loyalty, and Respect. IT’S WARGAMES The fan-favorite action-packed WarGames makes its debut in WWE 2K23 and delivers heart-pounding 3v3 and 4v4 multiplayer mayhem inside two side-by-side rings, surrounded by a double-steel cage! YOUR SHOW, YOUR CHOICES With MyGM, take the reins of a weekly show and compete against rival general managers for brand supremacy. Now featuring more GMs to choose from, additional show options, multiple seasons, expanded match cards, and more match types for up to 4 players. YOU HOLD ALL THE CARDS Collect and upgrade cards of WWE Superstars and Legends to build the ultimate faction and compete for global dominance in MyFACTION, now featuring online multiplayer! DEFINE YOUR FUTURE IN MyRISE Walk through the curtains for your WWE debut and shape your career as a WWE Superstar with the decisions you make along the way through distinct storylines - The Lock and The Legacy.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.3
Bayonetta Origins: Cereza and the Lost Demon 90.

Bayonetta Origins: Cereza and the Lost Demon

Platform: Switch
March 17, 2023
Turn back the pages of the Umbra Witch’s story to learn where it all began. Take control of Cereza and her first demon Cheshire to fend off faeries and solve puzzles.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.6
Have a Nice Death 91.

Have a Nice Death

Platform: PC
March 22, 2023
Have a Nice Death is a 2D action roguelike where you play as an overworked Death, whose employees have run rampant, completely throwing off the balance of souls - and his vacation plans. In order to restore order, you'll have to grab your trusty scythe and show your employees who's boss. Since Death can't die, use what you've learned and earned to overcome the numerous minions and bosses in each department of Death Incorporated... over and over. A performance review after every run guarantees that you'll unlock interesting items and upgrades that will help you progress on your journey.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.9
Tin Hearts 92.

Tin Hearts

Platform: Switch
April 20, 2023
Behind every brilliant invention, hides a magical story. Guide a troop of tin soldiers through a magical toy-filled world, in this immersive puzzle adventure game from members of the team that brought you Fable.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.8
Desktop Dungeons: Rewind 93.

Desktop Dungeons: Rewind

Platform: PC
April 18, 2023
Founding a new kingdom isn't easy: it takes cunning, manpower, and lots and lots of gold. How will you pay for the outrageously overpriced taverns and banks? Better descend into the dungeons and steal riches from the deadly inhabitants any way you can. Desktop Dungeons: Rewind bestows bites of tactical roguelike action, which will quickly fester into a deep, lingering, and strategic obsession. Bargain with gods, equip your spoon and pick your battles, before retreating into the healing darkness. But beware... there are still many monsters to face! Desktop Dungeons: Rewind is a modern remastering of the award-winning, bite-sized, tactical dungeon crawler.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
tbd
Like a Dragon: Ishin! 94.

Like a Dragon: Ishin!

Platform: PlayStation 5
February 21, 2023
1860s Kyo is plagued by widespread inequality, and one samurai will change the course of history in his search for justice. Take up the sword of Sakamoto Ryoma and venture to Kyoto to find your father’s killer, clear yourself of a framed murder, and restore your honor. In doing so, you will bring an end to the samurai era and forever change the future of Japan. Draw your blade, load your revolver, and join the revolution in this heated historical adventure that only the creators of Yakuza: Like a Dragon could produce.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.8
Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty 95.

Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty

Platform: PlayStation 5
March 3, 2023
Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty follows the dramatic, action-packed story of a nameless militia soldier fighting for survival in a dark fantasy version of the Later Han Dynasty where demons plague the Three Kingdoms. Players fight off deadly creatures and enemy soldiers using swordplay based on the Chinese martial arts, attempting to overcome the odds by awakening the true power from within.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.2
Honkai: Star Rail 96.

Honkai: Star Rail

Platform: PC
April 26, 2023
Honkai: Star Rail features a game world awaiting discovery with elements of myths and legends blended into the space sci-fi story. Honkai: Star Rail invites players to board the Astral Express and travel across unique worlds, each filled with different adventures and surprises. During the whirlwind trip of a star-chasing ride, players will meet new companions as well as faces familiar to series fans, resolving [Stellaron]-related conflicts, and eventually unraveling the mysteries concealed within. This role-playing game features a newcomer-friendly strategic turn-based combat system and large maps and mazes involving puzzle-solving and exploration, providing players with epic combat and a journey of discovery full of surprises and rewards.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
6.6
Like a Dragon: Ishin! 97.

Like a Dragon: Ishin!

Platform: PC
February 21, 2023
In 1860s Kyo, a solemn samurai's fight for justice stands to change the course of Japan's history forever. Draw your blade and join the revolution in this heated historical adventure.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.9
Nuclear Blaze 98.

Nuclear Blaze

Platform: Switch
April 28, 2023
The world is burning. Well, not exactly, but the whole region is. As a trained firefighter, you're being air-dropped right in the middle of this hell blaze to investigate and look for survivors. But the unexpected presence of an unknown military facility might somewhat affect your plans. Nuclear Blaze is a unique 2D firefighting game from the creator of Dead Cells, with all the devastating backdrafts, exploding walls and sprinklers you could expect. Fight your way through a mysterious facility and try to keep the blaze under control.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
tbd
SEASON: A letter to the future 99.

SEASON: A letter to the future

Platform: PC
January 31, 2023
Immerse yourself in the world of Season, a third-person atmospheric adventure bicycle road trip game. Leave home for the first time to collect memories before a mysterious cataclysm washes everything away. Explore, record, meet people, and unravel the strange world around you.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
6.4
Fire Emblem Engage 100.

Fire Emblem Engage

Platform: Switch
January 20, 2023
In a war against the Fell Dragon, four kingdoms worked together with heroes from other worlds to seal away this great evil. One-thousand years later, this seal has weakened and the Fell Dragon is about to reawaken. As a Divine Dragon, use rich strategies and robust customization to meet your destiny—to collect Emblem Rings and bring peace back to the Continent of Elyos. Team up with iconic heroes from past Fire Emblem games Summon valiant heroes like Marth and Celica with the power of Emblem Rings and add their power to yours in this brand-new Fire Emblem story. Aside from merging appearances, Engaging lets you inherit weapons, skills, and more from these battle-tested legends. The turn-based, tactical battle system returns with a fresh cast of characters you can customize and Engage to carefully craft your strategy.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
6.6

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Highs and Lows
Highest of the Month
  1. 93

    Street Fighter 6

  2. 92

    Diablo IV

  3. 92

    Street Fighter 6

  4. 89

    Street Fighter 6

  5. 87

    Diablo IV

Lowest of the Month
  1. 48

    Loop8: Summer of Gods

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

    Etrian Odyssey Origins Collection

  3. 87

    Diablo IV

  4. 87

    Diablo IV

  5. 89

    Street Fighter 6