Game Releases by User Score


Ultra Kaiju Monster Rancher 1.

Ultra Kaiju Monster Rancher

Platform: Switch
October 20, 2022
Ultra Kaiju Monster Rancher is a brand-new collaboration between Ultraman, a famous Japanese Tokusatsu work, and Monster Rancher, a popular role-playing simulation series. This new game introduces the iconic "Ultra Kaiju" such as Alien Baltan, Zetton, and Gomora to the popular gameplay mechanics of raising and battling monsters from the Monster Rancher series.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
9.2
Sonic Frontiers 2.

Sonic Frontiers

Platform: PC
November 8, 2022
Worlds collide in Sonic the Hedgehog's newest adventure. Accelerate to new heights and experience the thrill of high velocity open-zone freedom. Battle powerful enemies as you speed through the Starfall Islands - landscapes brimming with dense forests, overflowing waterfalls, sizzling deserts and more.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
8.6
Persona 5 Royal 3.

Persona 5 Royal

Platform: PC
October 21, 2022
Prepare for an all-new RPG experience in Persona 5 Royal based in the universe of the award-winning series, Persona! Don the mask of Joker and join the Phantom Thieves of Hearts. Break free from the chains of modern society and stage grand heists to infiltrate the minds of the corrupt and make them change their ways! Persona 5 Royal is packed with new characters, confidants, story depth, new locations to explore, and a new grappling hook mechanic for stealthy access to new areas. With a new semester at Shujin Academy, get ready to strengthen your abilities in the metaverse and in your daily life. Persona 5 Royal presents a unique visual style and award nominated composer Shoji Meguro returns with an all-new soundtrack. Explore Tokyo, unlock new Personas, customize your own personal Thieves Den, discover a never-before-seen story arc, cutscenes, alternate endings, and more! Even for the most seasoned Phantom Thieves among us, Persona 5 Royal is a new challenge to defy conventions, discover the power within, and fight for justice. Wear the mask. Reveal your truth.
Metascore:
95
User Score:
8.6
Goat Simulator 3 4.

Goat Simulator 3

Platform: PlayStation 5
November 17, 2022
That's right - we're doing this again. The baa has been raised, and Pilgor is joined by other goats too. You can invite up to three friends in local or online co-op, create carnage as a team, or compete in mini-games and then not be friends anymore. Get ready for another round of udder mayhem. Lick, headbutt, and ruin your way through a brand new open world in the biggest waste of your time since Goat Simulator! We won't tell you how to play (except in the tutorial), but merely provide the means to be the goats of your dreams.
Metascore:
68
User Score:
8.5
Persona 5 Royal 5.

Persona 5 Royal

Platform: Xbox Series X
October 21, 2022
Prepare for an all-new RPG experience in Persona 5 Royal based in the universe of the award-winning series, Persona! Don the mask of Joker and join the Phantom Thieves of Hearts. Break free from the chains of modern society and stage grand heists to infiltrate the minds of the corrupt and make them change their ways! Persona 5 Royal is packed with new characters, confidants, story depth, new locations to explore, and a new grappling hook mechanic for stealthy access to new areas. With a new semester at Shujin Academy, get ready to strengthen your abilities in the metaverse and in your daily life. Persona 5 Royal presents a unique visual style and award nominated composer Shoji Meguro returns with an all-new soundtrack. Explore Tokyo, unlock new Personas, customize your own personal Thieves Den, discover a never-before-seen story arc, cutscenes, alternate endings, and more! Even for the most seasoned Phantom Thieves among us, Persona 5 Royal is a new challenge to defy conventions, discover the power within, and fight for justice. Wear the mask. Reveal your truth.
Metascore:
94
User Score:
8.4
Vampire Survivors 6.

Vampire Survivors

Platform: PC
October 20, 2022
Mow thousands of night creatures and survive until dawn! Vampire Survivors is a gothic horror casual game with rogue-lite elements, where your choices can allow you to quickly snowball against the hundreds of monsters that get thrown at you.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
8.4
A Plague Tale: Requiem 7.

A Plague Tale: Requiem

Platform: Xbox Series X
October 18, 2022
Embark on a heartrending journey into a brutal, breathtaking world twisted by supernatural forces. After escaping their devastated homeland, Amicia and Hugo travel far south, to new regions and vibrant cities. There, they attempt to start a new life and control Hugo's curse. But, when Hugo's powers reawaken, death and destruction return in a flood of devouring rats. Forced to flee once more, the siblings place their hopes in a prophesized island that may hold the key to saving Hugo. Discover the cost of saving those you love in a desperate struggle for survival. Strike from the shadows or unleash hell, overcoming foes and challenges with a variety of weapons, tools and unearthly powers.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.4
No Man's Sky 8.

No Man's Sky

Platform: Switch
October 7, 2022
Inspired by the adventure and imagination that we love from classic science-fiction, No Man's Sky presents you with a galaxy to explore, filled with unique planets and lifeforms, and constant danger and action. In No Man's Sky, every star is the light of a distant sun, each orbited by planets filled with life, and you can go to any of them you choose. Fly smoothly from deep space to planetary surfaces, with no loading screens, and no limits. In this infinite procedurally generated universe, you'll discover places and creatures that no other players have seen before - and perhaps never will again. Embark on an epic voyage At the centre of the galaxy lies a irresistible pulse which draws you on a journey towards it to learn the true nature of the cosmos. But, facing hostile creatures and fierce pirates, you'll know that death comes at a cost, and survival will be down to the choices you make over how you upgrade your ship, your weapon and suit. Find your own destiny Your voyage through No Man's Sky is up to you. Will you be a fighter, preying on the weak and taking their riches, or taking out pirates for their bounties? Power is yours if you upgrade your ship for speed and weaponry. Or a trader? Find rich resources on forgotten worlds and exploit them for the highest prices. Invest in more cargo space and you'll reap huge rewards. Or perhaps an explorer? Go beyond the known frontier and discover places and things that no one has ever seen before. Upgrade your engines to jump ever farther, and strengthen your suit for survival in toxic environments that would kill the unwary. Share your journey The galaxy is a living, breathing place. Trade convoys travel between stars, factions vie for territory, pirates hunt the unwary, and the police are ever watching. Every other player lives in the same galaxy, and you can choose to share your discoveries with them on a map that spans known space. Perhaps you will see the results of their actions as well as your own...
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.4
Dome Keeper 9.

Dome Keeper

Platform: PC
September 27, 2022
Dome Romantik has grown to become Dome Keeper with beautiful updated pixel art, atmospheric music and sound and more of everything. Defend your dome from wave after wave of hostile attacks in this roguelike survival miner. Use the time between each attack to dig beneath the surface in search of valuable resources. Use them carefully on powerful upgrades to help you stay alive and make it to the next world.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
8.4
Knights of Honor II: Sovereign 10.

Knights of Honor II: Sovereign

Platform: PC
December 6, 2022
Become the King and wrestle over control of Europe in this fresh take on medieval real-time grand strategy. Knights of Honor II: Sovereign includes all the depth players desire while being the gate-way game to the grand strategy genre, presenting the world as a living, breathing miniature, alive and ripe for the taking. Choose your royal court carefully and determine the destiny of your people, be it riches, conquest, intrigue, trade, or defeat! Raise armies to defend your lands or take war to the enemy - even jump into battle directly in action-packed RTS combat. The path is open: become the true Sovereign of your people.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
8.3
Atari 50: The Anniversary Celebration 11.

Atari 50: The Anniversary Celebration

Platform: Switch
November 11, 2022
It has been five decades since a small team in Silicon Valley first combined their creativity, curiosity and passion into making video games and hardware. The result of their efforts was Atari, one of the most recognizable and enduring entertainment and pop culture brands in the world. Atari 50: The Anniversary Celebration takes players on an interactive journey through 50 years of video games via interviews with designers, developers and industry leaders, documentary footage, product design documents, high-resolution original artwork, and a specially-curated list of more than 90 playable games.
Metascore:
89
User Score:
8.3
Sonic Frontiers 12.

Sonic Frontiers

Platform: Switch
November 8, 2022
Worlds collide in Sonic the Hedgehog's newest adventure. Accelerate to new heights and experience the thrill of high velocity open-zone freedom. Battle powerful enemies as you speed through the Starfall Islands - landscapes brimming with dense forests, overflowing waterfalls, sizzling deserts and more.
Metascore:
69
User Score:
8.3
Persona 5 Royal 13.

Persona 5 Royal

Platform: Switch
October 21, 2022
Forced to transfer to a high school in Tokyo, the protagonist has a strange dream. "You truly are a prisoner of fate. In the near future, ruin awaits you." With the goal of "rehabilitation" looming overhead, he must save others from distorted desires by donning the mask of a Phantom Thief. Prepare for an all-new RPG experience in Persona 5 Royal based in the universe of the award-winning series, Persona! Don the mask of Joker and join the Phantom Thieves of Hearts. Break free from the chains of modern society and stage grand heists to infiltrate the minds of the corrupt and make them change their ways! Persona 5 Royal is packed with new characters, confidants, story depth, new locations to explore, and a new grappling hook mechanic for stealthy access to new areas. With a new semester at Shujin Academy, get ready to strengthen your abilities in the metaverse and in your daily life. Persona 5 Royal presents a unique visual style and award nominated composer Shoji Meguro returns with an all-new soundtrack. Explore Tokyo, unlock new Personas, customize your own personal Thieves Den, discover a never-before-seen story arc, cutscenes, alternate endings, and more! Even for the most seasoned Phantom Thieves among us, Persona 5 Royal is a new challenge to defy conventions, discover the power within, and fight for justice. Wear the mask. Reveal your truth.
Metascore:
94
User Score:
8.3
No More Heroes III 14.

No More Heroes III

Platform: PlayStation 5
October 11, 2022
The latest numbered entry in the No More Heroes series... No More Heroes 3 is coming in 2020! Travis Touchdown returns to Santa Destroy after a ten-year absence. There he finds a huge artificial island metropolis floating in the sea, and a mysterious flying object hovering high above. What kind of crazy dangerous assassins will Travis face off against this time?!
Metascore:
71
User Score:
8.3
The Excavation of Hob's Barrow 15.

The Excavation of Hob's Barrow

Platform: PC
September 28, 2022
The Excavation of Hob's Barrow is a folk horror narrative-driven adventure. Explore the isolated moors of rural Victorian England as you uncover the mysteries of Hob's Barrow. The answers lie in the soil...
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.3
Tunic 16.

Tunic

Platform: Switch
September 27, 2022
TUNIC is an action adventure game about a tiny fox in a big world where you don't belong. Presented by Finji. Developed by Andrew Shouldice, TUNIC is a game shrouded in mystery and intrigue. Crafted to evoke feelings of classic action adventure games, TUNIC stars a heroic little fox as they explore a foreign land that hides danger around every corner. Discover unique items, new combat techniques, and arcane secrets as our hero forges their way through intriguing new world. Explore a land filled with lost legends, ancient powers, and ferocious monsters in TUNIC, an isometric action game about a small fox on a big adventure. Stranded on a mysterious beach, armed with only your own curiosity, you will confront colossal beasts, collect strange and powerful items, and unravel long-lost secrets. * Explore a hostile and intricately-connected world of shady forests, sprawling ruins, and labyrinthine catacombs * Fight mighty bosses deep beneath the earth, high above the clouds, and in places stranger still * Collect the missing manual pages, bursting with hints and original full-colour illustrations * Discover hidden treasures to help you on your way * Unearth secret relics, secret techniques, secret puzzles, and listen, there's a lot of secrets! * Featuring sound design by Power Up Audio (Celeste, Darkest Dungeon, Subnautica: Below Zero) * And an original soundtrack by Lifeformed (Dustforce, Double Fine Adventure) Keep your wits about you and be brave, little fox!
Metascore:
88
User Score:
8.3
Metal: Hellsinger 17.

Metal: Hellsinger

Platform: Xbox Series X
September 15, 2022
Strike terror into the hearts of demons and devils as you fight your way through eight Hells. Metal: Hellsinger is a rhythm FPS, brimming with diabolical enemies, powerful weapons, and metal music. Set out on an infernal journey in order to achieve the purest of goals: Vengeance.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
8.3
SIFU 18.

SIFU

Platform: Switch
November 8, 2022
Sifu is the story of a young Kung Fu student on a path of revenge, hunting for the murderers of his family. One against all, he has no allies, and countless enemies. He has to rely on his unique mastery of Kung Fu as well as a mysterious pendant to prevail, and preserve his family's legacy. The hunt for your enemies will take you through the hidden corners of the city, from the gang-ridden suburbs to the cold hallways of the corporate towers. You have got one day, and countless enemies on your way. For every mistake, time will be the price to pay. Careful positioning and clever use of the environment to your advantage are key to your survival. Use everything at your disposal: throwable objects, makeshift weapons, windows and ledges... The odds are stacked against you, and you will be offered no mercy. Kung Fu is mastery through practice, a path for both the body and the mind. Learn from your errors, unlock unique skills, and find the strength within yourself to master the devastating techniques of Pak-Mei Kung-Fu.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.2
Sonic Frontiers 19.

Sonic Frontiers

Platform: PlayStation 5
November 8, 2022
Worlds collide in Sonic the Hedgehog's newest adventure. Accelerate to new heights and experience the thrill of high velocity open-zone freedom. Battle powerful enemies as you speed through the Starfall Islands - landscapes brimming with dense forests, overflowing waterfalls, sizzling deserts and more.
Metascore:
71
User Score:
8.2
Sonic Frontiers 20.

Sonic Frontiers

Platform: Xbox Series X
November 8, 2022
Worlds collide in Sonic the Hedgehog's newest adventure. Accelerate to new heights and experience the thrill of high velocity open-zone freedom. Battle powerful enemies as you speed through the Starfall Islands - landscapes brimming with dense forests, overflowing waterfalls, sizzling deserts and more.
Metascore:
61
User Score:
8.2
It Takes Two 21.

It Takes Two

Platform: Switch
November 4, 2022
From Hazelight comes It Takes Two an innovative co-op adventure where uniquely varied gameplay and emotional storytelling intertwine in a fantastical journey. Founded to push the creative boundaries of what's possible in games, Hazelight is the award-winning studio behind the critically acclaimed A Way Out and Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons. Something out of the ordinary Bring your favorite co-op partner and together step into the shoes of May and Cody. As the couple is going through a divorce, through unknown means their minds are transported into two dolls which their daughter, Rose, made to represent them. Now they must reluctantly find a way to get back into their bodies, a quest which takes them through the most wild, unexpected and fantastical journey imaginable.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.2
The Chant 22.

The Chant

Platform: PlayStation 5
November 3, 2022
A single-player, third person horror action-adventure game set on a remote island spiritual retreat. A peaceful weekend soon turns to dread after a group chant opens The Gloom, a psychedelic dimension of terror that feeds off negative energy. Interact with a recurring cast of characters, untangle the complex history of the island, and witness terrifying revelations about the cosmos. Only you can fight off the creatures, reason with the survivors, and unravel the legacy of a cult from the 1970s to reverse the ritual. Features: * EXPLORE AN ISLAND FILLED WITH COSMIC DREAD: Interact with the other members of the retreat as they slowly become consumed by their own negative energy. * Survive against an array of prismatic creatures and cultists released from The Gloom as you piece together the weird history of the island. * FIGHT OR FLIGHT: You must choose your fights and battle for survival with spiritual weapons and abilities. Collect, craft, and manage your resources to take your chances in close combat - or succumb to panic and flee. * MIND BODY SPIRIT: Balance is everything. Steel your mind against horror and panic; Protect your body against physical threats; Elevate your spirit to meditate and access supernatural abilities. * MODERN PSYCHEDELIC HORROR: Inspired by the psychedelic horror of the 1970s, experience a landscape of colored lighting and an electronic rock soundtrack, composed by the award-winning Paul Ruskay.
Metascore:
70
User Score:
8.2
WRC Generations 23.

WRC Generations

Platform: PlayStation 5
November 3, 2022
Rise to all the challenges of the most comprehensive, realistic and demanding rally simulation ever developed. Dive into the heart of the action and drive the cars from the 2022 WRC championship, including the new hybrid models.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
8.2
Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord 24.

Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord

Platform: PC
October 25, 2022
The horns sound, the ravens gather. An empire is torn by civil war. Beyond its borders, new kingdoms rise. Gird on your sword, don your armour, summon your followers and ride forth to win glory on the battlefields of Calradia. Establish your hegemony and create a new world out of the ashes of the old. Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord is the eagerly awaited sequel to the acclaimed medieval combat simulator and role-playing game Mount & Blade: Warband. Set 200 years before, it expands both the detailed fighting system and the world of Calradia. Bombard mountain fastnesses with siege engines, establish secret criminal empires in the back alleys of cities, or charge into the thick of chaotic battles in your quest for power.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
8.2
Ghostbusters: Spirits Unleashed 25.

Ghostbusters: Spirits Unleashed

Platform: PlayStation 5
October 18, 2022
Ghostbusters: Spirits Unleashed is coming to a platform near you. As a Ghostbuster, join with other Ghostbusters to chase and trap ghosts in museums, prisons, hotels, and more, and capture the ghosts before they can fully haunt the areas. Or, as the Ghost, hide, sneak, surprise, scare, and of course, slime Ghostbusters and civilians until the everything has gone completely spooky. Use trickery, deception, and Ectoplasm to gain the upper hand and drive the Ghostbusters out.
Metascore:
68
User Score:
8.2
The Last Oricru 26.

The Last Oricru

Platform: PlayStation 5
October 13, 2022
The Last Oricru is a story-driven action RPG, that puts you in the middle of an ongoing conflict between two races, on a partly terraformed planet, isolated from outer space by a protective barrier. Your decisions will bring interesting twists into the gameplay, as you can heavily influence the conflict and its outcome. You will experience hundreds of intense fights in a brutal medieval meets sci-fi world, where every decision has its consequences. Level up your hero, improve your skills before facing one of many boss fights and get ready for an unprecedented amount of possibilities.
Metascore:
57
User Score:
8.2
Beacon Pines 27.

Beacon Pines

Platform: PC
September 22, 2022
Beacon Pines is a cute and creepy adventure set within a mysterious book. You play as both the reader of the book and its main character, Luka. Something strange is happening at the old warehouse, and Luka and his friends seem to be the only ones taking notice. Sneak out late, make new friends, uncover hidden truths, and collect words that will change the course of fate! As the book's reader, you'll navigate the story's turning points using The Chronicle: an interactive story tree that branches and grows along with your choices. Exploring one set of events can unlock new charms to use on another branch, leading you to jump back and forth between entirely different versions of the story in order to unravel the mysteries at the heart of Beacon Pines.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.2
A Plague Tale: Requiem 28.

A Plague Tale: Requiem

Platform: PC
October 17, 2022
Embark on a heartrending journey into a brutal, breathtaking world twisted by supernatural forces. After escaping their devastated homeland, Amicia and Hugo travel far south, to new regions and vibrant cities. There, they attempt to start a new life and control Hugo's curse. But, when Hugo's powers reawaken, death and destruction return in a flood of devouring rats. Forced to flee once more, the siblings place their hopes in a prophesized island that may hold the key to saving Hugo. Discover the cost of saving those you love in a desperate struggle for survival. Strike from the shadows or unleash hell, overcoming foes and challenges with a variety of weapons, tools and unearthly powers.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.1
Lost Eidolons 29.

Lost Eidolons

Platform: PC
October 13, 2022
The land of Benerio was once a shining kingdom by the sea. Then an iron-fisted conqueror, Ludivictus, set the world on fire and redrew the maps. Now Benerio is one downtrodden province in a crumbling Empire where the only true master is corruption. Enter Eden, a charming mercenary captain forced to become a rebel commander when his village is thrust headfirst into war. Now Eden must rally his allies and stand tall against an imperial army, fearsome monsters, and enemies within. Lost Eidolons is a turn-based tactical RPG with a gripping cinematic narrative, set in a waning empire riven by civil war. Take on the role of a charming mercenary captain, Eden, and lead his band of allies through epic encounters on a classic turn-based battlefield.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
8.1
Tunic 30.

Tunic

Platform: PlayStation 5
September 27, 2022
TUNIC is an action adventure game about a tiny fox in a big world where you don't belong. Presented by Finji. Developed by Andrew Shouldice, TUNIC is a game shrouded in mystery and intrigue. Crafted to evoke feelings of classic action adventure games, TUNIC stars a heroic little fox as they explore a foreign land that hides danger around every corner. Discover unique items, new combat techniques, and arcane secrets as our hero forges their way through intriguing new world. Explore a land filled with lost legends, ancient powers, and ferocious monsters in TUNIC, an isometric action game about a small fox on a big adventure. Stranded on a mysterious beach, armed with only your own curiosity, you will confront colossal beasts, collect strange and powerful items, and unravel long-lost secrets. * Explore a hostile and intricately-connected world of shady forests, sprawling ruins, and labyrinthine catacombs * Fight mighty bosses deep beneath the earth, high above the clouds, and in places stranger still * Collect the missing manual pages, bursting with hints and original full-colour illustrations * Discover hidden treasures to help you on your way * Unearth secret relics, secret techniques, secret puzzles, and listen, there's a lot of secrets! * Featuring sound design by Power Up Audio (Celeste, Darkest Dungeon, Subnautica: Below Zero) * And an original soundtrack by Lifeformed (Dustforce, Double Fine Adventure) Keep your wits about you and be brave, little fox!
Metascore:
86
User Score:
8.1
Metal: Hellsinger 31.

Metal: Hellsinger

Platform: PC
September 15, 2022
Strike terror into the hearts of demons and devils as you fight your way through eight Hells. Metal: Hellsinger is a rhythm FPS, brimming with diabolical enemies, powerful weapons, and metal music. Set out on an infernal journey in order to achieve the purest of goals: Vengeance.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
8.1
Evil West 32.

Evil West

Platform: PC
November 22, 2022
A dark menace consumes the Old West. In solo or coop, fight with style in visceral, explosive combat against bloodthirsty monstrosities. Eradicate the vampiric hordes with your lightning-fueled gauntlet and become a Wild West Superhero.
Metascore:
73
User Score:
8.0
Goat Simulator 3 33.

Goat Simulator 3

Platform: PC
November 17, 2022
That's right - we're doing this again. The baa has been raised, and Pilgor is joined by other goats too. You can invite up to three friends in local or online co-op, create carnage as a team, or compete in mini-games and then not be friends anymore. Get ready for another round of udder mayhem. Lick, headbutt, and ruin your way through a brand new open world in the biggest waste of your time since Goat Simulator! We won't tell you how to play (except in the tutorial), but merely provide the means to be the goats of your dreams.
Metascore:
72
User Score:
8.0
The Entropy Centre 34.

The Entropy Centre

Platform: PlayStation 5
November 3, 2022
An extinction level event has set the world ablaze. You appear to be the last remaining person alive. Mankind's only hope lies at the core of the Entropy Centre. The Entropy Centre is a mind-bending puzzle adventure where you reverse objects through time to overcome seemingly impossible obstacles and conundrums. Manipulate time to your will and solve ingeniously challenging puzzle rooms, each one taking you closer to the heart of a colossal space station in orbit of Earth. Deviously challenging with razor-sharp witty writing and outstanding voice acting performances, The Entropy Centre merges a brilliant puzzle game with an epic adventure.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.0
God of War: Ragnarok 35.

God of War: Ragnarok

Platform: PlayStation 5
November 9, 2022
The freezing winds of Fimbulwinter have come to Midgard, making survival for Kratos, Atreus, and Mimir in the Norse wilds even more challenging than before. Kratos, still bearing the knowledge of his past mistakes, wants to spare Atreus the bloody lessons he learned from his conflict with gods. He wants to keep his son safe, above all, and their confrontation with Baldur has vindicated the belief that only tragedy will come from further entanglements with the Aesir. Together, Kratos and Atreus will have to make a choice about which path they will take. Whatever they choose will define the fate of all those living in the Nine Realms as Ragnarok approaches. Whatever your choice of combat strategy, the enemies that await in God of War Ragnarök will be ready. The realms have grown harsher, and a whole host of new creatures from across Norse mythology will test your skills. God of War Ragnarök will take you to the previously unreachable Vanaheim, Svartalfheim, and Asgard - as well as to new areas from locations featured in the last game. Exploring the realms will take you everywhere from verdant, otherworldly jungles to intricate subterranean mining networks. This next installment in the series will bring you a more diverse, beautiful, and mysterious variety of locations than in any other God of War game.
Metascore:
94
User Score:
7.9
Sackboy: A Big Adventure 36.

Sackboy: A Big Adventure

Platform: PC
October 27, 2022
Iconic PlayStation hero Sackboy bursts back into breathtaking action with a huge, fun and frantic 3D multiplayer platforming adventure and a whole new edgy sackitude! The dastardly Vex (a near-mythical being born of chaos and fear, no less) kidnaps Sackboy's friends and forces them to build his Topsy Turver. Set off alone or with your bravest friends on a whirlwind of capers across the snowiest mountains, the leafiest jungles, the wettest underwater realms and the, uh, spaciest of space colonies. Take down Vex. Save the sack-folk. Save the day. It's time to fulfil your destiny, Sackboy. From woolly wonderkid and hessian hero rise our Knitted Knight.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.9
A Plague Tale: Requiem 37.

A Plague Tale: Requiem

Platform: PlayStation 5
October 18, 2022
Embark on a heartrending journey into a brutal, breathtaking world twisted by supernatural forces. After escaping their devastated homeland, Amicia and Hugo travel far south, to new regions and vibrant cities. There, they attempt to start a new life and control Hugo's curse. But, when Hugo's powers reawaken, death and destruction return in a flood of devouring rats. Forced to flee once more, the siblings place their hopes in a prophesized island that may hold the key to saving Hugo. Discover the cost of saving those you love in a desperate struggle for survival. Strike from the shadows or unleash hell, overcoming foes and challenges with a variety of weapons, tools and unearthly powers.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
7.9
Beacon Pines 38.

Beacon Pines

Platform: Switch
September 22, 2022
Beacon Pines is a cute and creepy adventure set within a mysterious book. You play as both the reader of the book and its main character, Luka. Something strange is happening at the old warehouse, and Luka and his friends seem to be the only ones taking notice. Sneak out late, make new friends, uncover hidden truths, and collect words that will change the course of fate! As the book's reader, you'll navigate the story's turning points using The Chronicle: an interactive story tree that branches and grows along with your choices. Exploring one set of events can unlock new charms to use on another branch, leading you to jump back and forth between entirely different versions of the story in order to unravel the mysteries at the heart of Beacon Pines.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
7.9
Metal: Hellsinger 39.

Metal: Hellsinger

Platform: PlayStation 5
September 15, 2022
Strike terror into the hearts of demons and devils as you fight your way through eight Hells. Metal: Hellsinger is a rhythm FPS, brimming with diabolical enemies, powerful weapons, and metal music. Set out on an infernal journey in order to achieve the purest of goals: Vengeance.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
7.9
Return to Monkey Island 40.

Return to Monkey Island

Platform: PlayStation 5
November 8, 2022
It's been many years since Guybrush Threepwood was last locked in a battle of wits with his nemesis, the zombie pirate LeChuck. His true love, Elaine Marley, has turned her focus away from governing and Guybrush himself is adrift and unfulfilled, having never found the Secret of Monkey Island. Hip, young pirate leaders led by Captain Madison have shuffled the old guard from power, Melee Island has taken a turn for the worse, and famed businessman Stan has been imprisoned for 'marketing-related crimes'. Banter with old friends and new faces on familiar islands now under dangerous new leadership. Then, take to the high seas and explore the new and unknown as you work your way out of tough predicaments. Clever puzzles, bizarre situations, and devastating ripostes are all that stand between Guybrush and glory.
Metascore:
87
User Score:
7.8
The Legend of Heroes: Trails from Zero 41.

The Legend of Heroes: Trails from Zero

Platform: Switch
September 27, 2022
The Crossbell State, located in western Zemlya-- Once the site of fierce territorial battles, it has since developed into one of the continent's leading trade and financial centers. However, pressure from the Erebonian Empire and the Calvard Republic is steadily increasing. While corrupt officials from both sides remain locked in political disputes, the mafia and underground criminal organizations are preparing to start a war. In the midst of all this chaos, the Crossbell Police Department has lost the trust of its people. Among them are Lloyd Bannings, a rookie agent, Elie MacDowell, granddaughter of Crossbell's mayor, Tio Plato, a young sorcereress who wields an orbal staff, and Randy Orlando, a former security guard. The foursome are assigned to a new department, the Special Support Section, where they are left with no choice but to join forces in the face of adversity. This is a story about four unlikely heroes fighting to overcome the walls defining their way of life.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
7.8
Return to Monkey Island 42.

Return to Monkey Island

Platform: Switch
September 19, 2022
Announcing Return to Monkey Island, the long-awaited follow-up to the legendary Secret of Monkey Island and Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge by Ron Gilbert's Terrible Toybox in collaboration with Devolver Digital and Lucasfilm Games, coming 2022.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
7.8
The Entropy Centre 43.

The Entropy Centre

Platform: PC
November 3, 2022
An extinction level event has set the world ablaze. You appear to be the last remaining person alive. Mankind's only hope lies at the core of the Entropy Centre. The Entropy Centre is a mind-bending puzzle adventure where you reverse objects through time to overcome seemingly impossible obstacles and conundrums. Manipulate time to your will and solve ingeniously challenging puzzle rooms, each one taking you closer to the heart of a colossal space station in orbit of Earth. Deviously challenging with razor-sharp witty writing and outstanding voice acting performances, The Entropy Centre merges a brilliant puzzle game with an epic adventure.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.7
Batora: Lost Haven 44.

Batora: Lost Haven

Platform: PC
October 20, 2022
Avril never thought she'd have to step up and be a hero but after a mysterious and devastating event, her world was flipped upside down. With her homeworld on the brink of destruction, Avril has been gifted extraordinary powers and will have to journey across the universe to uncover ancient secrets and reckon with a series of life-changing decisions. Embark on an epic adventure to save Earth in this interplanetary action RPG. Harness the ancient powers of Sun and Moon to take on a variety of unique enemies while solving diverse puzzles and exploring stunning sci-fi worlds, each with its own curious stories, inhabitants, and mysteries.
Metascore:
68
User Score:
7.7
Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope 45.

Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope

Platform: Switch
October 20, 2022
Team up with Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, Rabbid Peach, Rabbid Luigi, and their friends on a galactic journey to defeat a malevolent entity and save your Spark companions. Explore planets throughout the galaxy as you uncover mysterious secrets and compelling quests! * Build your dream team with three heroes from an eclectic roster of nine. * Take down all new bosses, along with some familiar enemies throughout the galaxy. * Rescue the adorable Sparks throughout the galaxy, who provide distinct powers that will help you in battle. * Unleash your heroes' skills but be strategic as you dash your enemies, team jump on your allies, and hide behind covers.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
7.7
Grounded 46.

Grounded

Platform: Xbox Series X
September 27, 2022
The world is a vast, beautiful, and dangerous place especially when you have been shrunken to the size of an ant. Explore, build, and survive together in this cooperative survival-adventure. Can you thrive alongside the hordes of giant insects, fighting to survive the perils of the backyard? - Reactive World and Insect Life - Explore this immersive and persistent world, where the insect life reacts to your actions. - Base Building and Crafting - Shelter and tools are critical to your survival. Build epic bases to protect you and your stuff from the insects and the elements. Craft weapons, tools, and armor, allowing you to better fight, explore and survive. - Online Co-op - You can face the backyard alone or together, online, with up to three friends - it is your choice. - Campaign - Uncover the secrets lurking in the shadows of Grounded as you freely explore the backyard and progress through its mysterious story.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
7.7
Evil West 47.

Evil West

Platform: Xbox Series X
November 22, 2022
A dark menace consumes the Old West. In solo or coop, fight with style in visceral, explosive combat against bloodthirsty monstrosities. Eradicate the vampiric hordes with your lightning-fueled gauntlet and become a Wild West Superhero.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
7.6
Football Manager 2023 48.

Football Manager 2023

Platform: PC
November 8, 2022
In Football Manager 2023, it's not just about picking tactics or crafting a team. It's about taking on challenges and breaking new ground as you establish your own style. Delve into unrivalled depth and detail as you take charge at your club. You'll join the elite by writing your own headlines, earning the love and respect of the fans and dominating the competition.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
7.6
Signalis 49.

Signalis

Platform: PC
October 27, 2022
Awaken from slumber and explore a surreal retrotech world as Elster, a technician Replika searching for her lost partner and her lost dreams. Discover terrifying secrets, challenging puzzles, and nightmarish creatures in a tense and melancholic experience of cosmic dread and classic psychological survival horror.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.6
CULTIC 50.

CULTIC

Platform: PC
October 13, 2022
Death is only the beginning. Crawl from your grave and gear up to fight your way through the ranks of a mysterious and twisted cult. You, your guns, and your dynamite will have to shoot, slide, blast, duck, dodge, and maybe throw a gib or two to survive in this old-school-inspired shooter.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
7.6
The Last Oricru 51.

The Last Oricru

Platform: Xbox Series X
October 13, 2022
The Last Oricru is a story-driven action RPG, that puts you in the middle of an ongoing conflict between two races, on a partly terraformed planet, isolated from outer space by a protective barrier. Your decisions will bring interesting twists into the gameplay, as you can heavily influence the conflict and its outcome. You will experience hundreds of intense fights in a brutal medieval meets sci-fi world, where every decision has its consequences. Level up your hero, improve your skills before facing one of many boss fights and get ready for an unprecedented amount of possibilities.
Metascore:
57
User Score:
7.6
The Legend of Heroes: Trails from Zero 52.

The Legend of Heroes: Trails from Zero

Platform: PC
September 27, 2022
The Crossbell State, located in western Zemlya-- Once the site of fierce territorial battles, it has since developed into one of the continent's leading trade and financial centers. However, pressure from the Erebonian Empire and the Calvard Republic is steadily increasing. While corrupt officials from both sides remain locked in political disputes, the mafia and underground criminal organizations are preparing to start a war. In the midst of all this chaos, the Crossbell Police Department has lost the trust of its people. Among them are Lloyd Bannings, a rookie agent, Elie MacDowell, granddaughter of Crossbell's mayor, Tio Plato, a young sorcereress who wields an orbal staff, and Randy Orlando, a former security guard. The foursome are assigned to a new department, the Special Support Section, where they are left with no choice but to join forces in the face of adversity. This is a story about four unlikely heroes fighting to overcome the walls defining their way of life.
Metascore:
90
User Score:
7.6
Prodeus 53.

Prodeus

Platform: PC
September 23, 2022
Prodeus is the first person shooter of old, re-imagined using modern rendering techniques. It reaches the quality you expect from a AAA experience while adhering to some of the aesthetic technical limits of older hardware.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
7.6
Shovel Knight Dig 54.

Shovel Knight Dig

Platform: Switch
September 23, 2022
When Drill Knight and his dastardly digging crew blast apart Shovel Knight's peaceful campsite and steal his loot, he grabs his trusty Shovel Blade and starts tunnelling after them. Meet new friends and foes, visit strange lands, and outfit yourself in your quest to keep the entire land from collapsing underfoot! Jump, slash, and dig your way down an ever-changing chasm of mystery in Shovel Knight Dig, an all-new Shovel Knight adventure!
Metascore:
85
User Score:
7.6
Signalis 55.

Signalis

Platform: PlayStation 4
October 27, 2022
Awaken from slumber and explore a surreal retrotech world as Elster, a technician Replika searching for her lost partner and her lost dreams. Discover terrifying secrets, challenging puzzles, and nightmarish creatures in a tense and melancholic experience of cosmic dread and classic psychological survival horror.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.4
Persona 5 Royal 56.

Persona 5 Royal

Platform: PlayStation 5
October 21, 2022
Forced to transfer to a high school in Tokyo, the protagonist has a strange dream. "You truly are a prisoner of fate. In the near future, ruin awaits you." With the goal of "rehabilitation" looming overhead, he must save others from distorted desires by donning the mask of a Phantom Thief. Prepare for an all-new RPG experience in Persona 5 Royal based in the universe of the award-winning series, Persona! Don the mask of Joker and join the Phantom Thieves of Hearts. Break free from the chains of modern society and stage grand heists to infiltrate the minds of the corrupt and make them change their ways! Persona 5 Royal is packed with new characters, confidants, story depth, new locations to explore, and a new grappling hook mechanic for stealthy access to new areas. With a new semester at Shujin Academy, get ready to strengthen your abilities in the metaverse and in your daily life. Persona 5 Royal presents a unique visual style and award nominated composer Shoji Meguro returns with an all-new soundtrack. Explore Tokyo, unlock new Personas, customize your own personal Thieves Den, discover a never-before-seen story arc, cutscenes, alternate endings, and more! Even for the most seasoned Phantom Thieves among us, Persona 5 Royal is a new challenge to defy conventions, discover the power within, and fight for justice. Wear the mask. Reveal your truth.
Metascore:
91
User Score:
7.4
The Case of the Golden Idol 57.

The Case of the Golden Idol

Platform: PC
October 13, 2022
The Case of the Golden Idol is a wryly amusing detective game set in the 18th century, brought to life with striking hand-drawn artwork. The game tests your ability to piece together clues and reconstruct the events leading up to some mysterious deaths. Investigate a series of mysterious deaths. Explore hand-drawn locations set in the 18th century, where some mysterious deaths have taken place. Reconstruct the events with a unique drag-and-drop mechanic. Gather verbal evidence and visual clues, then apply your deduction skills to figure out what actually happened and how each victim died. Explore a greater mystery that spans centuries. Start revealing a larger overarching story that connects all the individual tales.
Metascore:
87
User Score:
7.4
Return to Monkey Island 58.

Return to Monkey Island

Platform: PC
September 19, 2022
Announcing Return to Monkey Island, the long-awaited follow-up to the legendary Secret of Monkey Island and Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge by Ron Gilbert's Terrible Toybox in collaboration with Devolver Digital and Lucasfilm Games, coming 2022.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
7.4
Evil West 59.

Evil West

Platform: PlayStation 5
November 22, 2022
A dark menace consumes the Old West. In solo or coop, fight with style in visceral, explosive combat against bloodthirsty monstrosities. Eradicate the vampiric hordes with your lightning-fueled gauntlet and become a Wild West Superhero.
Metascore:
71
User Score:
7.3
Batora: Lost Haven 60.

Batora: Lost Haven

Platform: PlayStation 5
October 20, 2022
Avril never thought she'd have to step up and be a hero but after a mysterious and devastating event, her world was flipped upside down. With her homeworld on the brink of destruction, Avril has been gifted extraordinary powers and will have to journey across the universe to uncover ancient secrets and reckon with a series of life-changing decisions. Embark on an epic adventure to save Earth in this interplanetary action RPG. Harness the ancient powers of Sun and Moon to take on a variety of unique enemies while solving diverse puzzles and exploring stunning sci-fi worlds, each with its own curious stories, inhabitants, and mysteries.
Metascore:
72
User Score:
7.3
Ghostbusters: Spirits Unleashed 61.

Ghostbusters: Spirits Unleashed

Platform: Xbox Series X
October 18, 2022
Ghostbusters: Spirits Unleashed is coming to a platform near you. As a Ghostbuster, join with other Ghostbusters to chase and trap ghosts in museums, prisons, hotels, and more, and capture the ghosts before they can fully haunt the areas. Or, as the Ghost, hide, sneak, surprise, scare, and of course, slime Ghostbusters and civilians until the everything has gone completely spooky. Use trickery, deception, and Ectoplasm to gain the upper hand and drive the Ghostbusters out.
Metascore:
74
User Score:
7.3
Potionomics 62.

Potionomics

Platform: PC
October 17, 2022
You’ve inherited your uncle’s potion shop—and a huge debt. Better get brewing! Customize your store, hire heroes to gather ingredients, befriend (or romance) fellow vendors to learn new haggling strategies, and go head-to-head with competitors in this narrative-driven, deck-building shop simulator.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
7.3
The Last Oricru 63.

The Last Oricru

Platform: PC
October 13, 2022
The Last Oricru is a story-driven action RPG, that puts you in the middle of an ongoing conflict between two races, on a partly terraformed planet, isolated from outer space by a protective barrier. Your decisions will bring interesting twists into the gameplay, as you can heavily influence the conflict and its outcome. You will experience hundreds of intense fights in a brutal medieval meets sci-fi world, where every decision has its consequences. Level up your hero, improve your skills before facing one of many boss fights and get ready for an unprecedented amount of possibilities.
Metascore:
55
User Score:
7.3
Serial Cleaners 64.

Serial Cleaners

Platform: PC
September 22, 2022
New York City, New Year's Eve 1999. An unlikely team of four professional cleaners for the mob gathers to drink and reminisce about their careers at the turn of the millenium. As the details of their stories stop matching up, the ugly truth behind their cooperation begins to reveal itself. What starts as a celebration of a decade of shared history slowly turns into a tense and dangerous standoff. An homage to 90s cinema - from Tarantino's classics through cult crime thrillers to B-movie action favorites and more - Serial Cleaners remixes those familiar places, characters and scenes into its own unique spin on a decade full of brightly colored optimism... and the grime underneath it all. Choose your path through the non-linear story by picking the part of the narrative you want to hear next, and then approach each mission as carefully or brazenly as you like. Utilize stealth, exploration and speed as the situation and your preferred experience warrants it. Get rid of the bodies and other damning evidence to wipe the decade's slate clean before the new millenium comes!
Metascore:
68
User Score:
7.3
Foretales 65.

Foretales

Platform: PC
September 15, 2022
A terrible curse is ravaging the realm and the only one who can stop it is a small-time thief named Volepain. The Weaver put in the hands of her children the fate of the world's creation and stability. The instruments of creation have the power to create and destroy the many worlds of Foretales. Discover the true goals of the Nymphants and the Cult or embrace the Maelstorm for eternity! Decide the fate of the world in this ingenious story-driven card game. Foretales offers a unique take on the adventure genre, with a multitude of playstyles and story paths through which you can save the world... or bring about its end.
Metascore:
74
User Score:
7.3
Need for Speed Unbound 66.

Need for Speed Unbound

Platform: PlayStation 5
November 29, 2022
START AT THE BOTTOM, RACE TO THE TOP. The world is your canvas in Need for Speed™ Unbound. Prove you have what it takes to win The Grand, Lakeshore’s ultimate street racing challenge. Across four intense weeks of racing, earn enough cash to enter weekly qualifiers, beat the competition, and make your mark on the street racing scene while outdriving and outsmarting the cops. Pack your garage with precision-tuned, custom rides and light up the streets with your unique style, exclusive fits, and a vibrant global soundtrack led by A$AP Rocky and AWGE that bumps in every corner of the world. Express yourself to the fullest with the freshest new art styles and signature tags that represent what you're all about. With separate single and multiplayer campaigns, this latest edition in the Need for Speed™ franchise from Criterion Games™ delivers hours of electric, adrenaline-pumping action. • Graffiti comes to life in Need for Speed™ Unbound with an all-new, unique visual style that blends elements of the freshest street art with the most realistic looking cars in Need for Speed™ history. Access a brand-new toolkit of high-energy visual and sound effects to express your driving skills, including Burst Nitrous, a new boost tactic that delivers a dizzying rush of speed. • To get to the top, you gotta take risks. Choose how and when to put it all on the line, pulling huge drifts on the street, outdriving the cops, or placing side bets with your own earnings against rival racers. Time is money, so find the fastest way to earn enough cash to enter the weekly qualifiers and make it to Lakeshore’s ultimate race, The Grand. • The more you race, the more you build heat. While the cops pile on the pressure, you gotta make tactical decisions using new escape mechanics to take control of the chase. Do you outrun the cops, battle them head on, or hide out in Lakeshore's underground? Run these streets and you’ll reap the rewards. • Pull up to a Meetup and show off your unique style with hundreds of cosmetic items to choose from, including exclusive gear from some of the world’s most pioneering fashion innovators. Extend that look to your ride, transforming your cars with unique wraps and cutaways for the ultimate legendary custom. And when you take first, don't forget to stunt on the competition with your own personal win poses.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
7.2
Pentiment 67.

Pentiment

Platform: Xbox Series X
November 15, 2022
Step into a living illustrated world inspired by illuminated manuscripts and printed woodcuts in a time when Europe is at a crossroads of great religious and political change. Walk in the footsteps of Andreas Maler, a master artist who finds himself in the middle of murders, scandals, and intrigue in the Bavarian Alps. Choose your backgrounds, impact a changing world, and see the consequences of your decisions in this narrative adventure.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
7.2
WRC Generations 68.

WRC Generations

Platform: PC
November 3, 2022
Rise to all the challenges of the most comprehensive, realistic and demanding rally simulation ever developed. Dive into the heart of the action and drive the cars from the 2022 WRC championship, including the new hybrid models.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
7.2
Bayonetta 3 69.

Bayonetta 3

Platform: Switch
October 28, 2022
Bayonetta returns in an all-new, over-the-top climax action game. Sporting a wicked new ensemble and somehow familiar pigtails, the titular Umbra Witch must face a mysterious evil using her signature guns and time-slowing Witch Time ability. Is her foe angel, demon, or something else entirely? Tap into Bayonetta's naughtier side with Demon Masquerade, a new ability that channels the demon linked to her weapon allowing for some exciting action options, not to mention some hair-raising combos. She can also summon her demonic darlings like Gomorrah, Malphas, and Phantasmaraneae during battle, unleashing their demonic powers in the heat of combat and in new, larger-than life battles where you directly control the action. Bayonetta fights bravely in the streets of Tokyo against a mysterious enemy bent on plunging humanity into the depths of chaos. Why is she there? And has the enemy already extended their grasp to other worlds?
Metascore:
86
User Score:
7.2
Grounded 70.

Grounded

Platform: PC
September 27, 2022
The world is a vast, beautiful and dangerous place especially when you have been shrunk to the size of an ant. Explore, build and survive together in this first person, multiplayer, survival-adventure. Can you thrive alongside the hordes of giant insects, fighting to survive the perils of the backyard?
Metascore:
83
User Score:
7.2
The Legend of Heroes: Trails from Zero 71.

The Legend of Heroes: Trails from Zero

Platform: PlayStation 4
September 27, 2022
The Crossbell State, located in western Zemlya-- Once the site of fierce territorial battles, it has since developed into one of the continent's leading trade and financial centers. However, pressure from the Erebonian Empire and the Calvard Republic is steadily increasing. While corrupt officials from both sides remain locked in political disputes, the mafia and underground criminal organizations are preparing to start a war. In the midst of all this chaos, the Crossbell Police Department has lost the trust of its people. Among them are Lloyd Bannings, a rookie agent, Elie MacDowell, granddaughter of Crossbell's mayor, Tio Plato, a young sorcereress who wields an orbal staff, and Randy Orlando, a former security guard. The foursome are assigned to a new department, the Special Support Section, where they are left with no choice but to join forces in the face of adversity. This is a story about four unlikely heroes fighting to overcome the walls defining their way of life.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.2
Deathloop 72.

Deathloop

Platform: Xbox Series X
September 20, 2022
If at first you don't succeed Die, Die Again From the team at Arkane Lyon comes an innovative take on first-person action. "DEATHLOOP" transports players to the lawless island of Blackreef in an eternal struggle between two extraordinary assassins. Explore stunning environments and meticulously designed levels in an immersive gameplay experience that lets you approach every situation any way you like. Hunt down targets all over the island in an effort to put an end to the cycle once and for all, and remember, if at first you don't succeed die, die again.
Metascore:
89
User Score:
7.2
Scorn 73.

Scorn

Platform: Xbox Series X
October 14, 2022
Scorn is an atmospheric first person horror adventure game set in a nightmarish universe of odd forms and somber tapestry. It is designed around an idea of "being thrown into the world". Isolated and lost inside this dream-like world you will explore different interconnected regions in a non-linear fashion. The unsettling environment is a character itself. Every location contains its own theme (story), puzzles and characters that are integral in creating a cohesive lived in world. Throughout the game you will open up new areas, acquire different skill sets, weapons, various items and try to comprehend the sights presented to you.
Metascore:
64
User Score:
7.1
Atari 50: The Anniversary Celebration 74.

Atari 50: The Anniversary Celebration

Platform: PlayStation 5
November 11, 2022
It has been five decades since a small team in Silicon Valley first combined their creativity, curiosity and passion into making video games and hardware. The result of their efforts was Atari, one of the most recognizable and enduring entertainment and pop culture brands in the world. Atari 50: The Anniversary Celebration takes players on an interactive journey through 50 years of video games via interviews with designers, developers and industry leaders, documentary footage, product design documents, high-resolution original artwork, and a specially-curated list of more than 90 playable games.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
7.0
Ghostbusters: Spirits Unleashed 75.

Ghostbusters: Spirits Unleashed

Platform: PC
October 18, 2022
Ghostbusters: Spirits Unleashed is coming to a platform near you. As a Ghostbuster, join with other Ghostbusters to chase and trap ghosts in museums, prisons, hotels, and more, and capture the ghosts before they can fully haunt the areas. Or, as the Ghost, hide, sneak, surprise, scare, and of course, slime Ghostbusters and civilians until the everything has gone completely spooky. Use trickery, deception, and Ectoplasm to gain the upper hand and drive the Ghostbusters out.
Metascore:
69
User Score:
7.0
The Callisto Protocol 76.

The Callisto Protocol

Platform: PlayStation 5
December 2, 2022
Set on Jupiter's moon Callisto in the year 2320, The Callisto Protocol is a next-generation take on survival horror. The game challenges players to escape the maximum security Black Iron Prison and uncover its terrifying secrets. A blend of horror, action, and immersive storytelling, the game aims to set a new bar for horror in interactive entertainment.
Metascore:
73
User Score:
6.9
Gungrave G.O.R.E 77.

Gungrave G.O.R.E

Platform: PlayStation 5
November 22, 2022
In Gungrave G.O.R.E, play the gun-wielding badass anti-hero of your dreams as you mow down tons of enemies in a gory ballet of bullets and experience a story of vengeance, love and loyalty, all in a beautiful third-person action shooter, combining the best that Eastern and Western game design have to offer. As the titular Gunslinger of Resurrection, you become the badass anti-hero of your dreams, an ultimate killing machine, brutalising your foes without mercy. Taking cover and retreating is not an option for Grave, he only ever goes full steam ahead, preferably right through his enemies. Stylish third-person shooting meets close-range martial arts, creating seamlessly flowing action as you crush your enemies in a gory ballet of bullets. Utilise your unlimited ammo Cerberus pistols and your transformable EVO-coffin to unleash devastating combos in pursuit of maximum damage and style.
Metascore:
60
User Score:
6.9
NieR: Automata - The End of YoRHa Edition 78.

NieR: Automata - The End of YoRHa Edition

Platform: Switch
October 6, 2022
NieR:Automata The End of YoRHa Edition is the Nintendo Switch™ version of NieR:Automata, an award-winning post-apocalyptic action RPG that has achieved deep-rooted popularity around the world. The distant future… Invaders from another world attack without warning, unleashing a new type of threat: weapons known as “machine lifeforms.” In the face of this insurmountable threat, mankind is driven from Earth and takes refuge on the Moon. As 2B, a member of the newly organized android military force YoRHa, players will immerse themselves in a ferocious battle to take back the planet. Experience a captivating story that goes beyond simple entertainment, inspiring a wide array of emotions as it unfolds through genre blending action in a beautifully desolate open world. This product includes the content of the "3C3C1D119440927" DLC.* Three types of colosseums are included, and three types of costumes based on characters from the related title, NieR Replicant, can be obtained as rewards. *To enjoy this content you will need to have progressed a certain way into the main story of the game. There are also some scenes during the progression of the main game scenario in which this content cannot be accessed.
Metascore:
89
User Score:
6.9
Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA 79.

Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA

Platform: PlayStation 5
November 15, 2022
Ys returns with a brand new adventure for the first time in 8 years! Adol awakens shipwrecked and stranded on a cursed island. There, he and the other shipwrecked passengers he rescues form a village to challenge fearsome beasts and mysterious ruins on the isolated island. Amidst this, Adol begins to dream of a mysterious blue-haired maiden living in an unknown world. Join Adol as he unravels the riddle of the cursed isle and the blue-haired maiden Dana in Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana! FEATURES: An Epic Tale - Follow Adol on his latest adventure and uncover the mysteries of the cursed island. Party On! - Change your playable character on-the-fly as you battle ferocious foes in lighting-fast combat. Another Side - Unravel the mystery of the blue-haired maiden Dana through her unique gameplay sections. It Takes a Village! - Rescue your fellow shipwrecked passengers and bring them to your village where they will provide valuable services.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
6.8
Pentiment 80.

Pentiment

Platform: PC
November 14, 2022
Step into a living illustrated world inspired by illuminated manuscripts and printed woodcuts in a time when Europe is at a crossroads of great religious and political change. Walk in the footsteps of Andreas Maler, a master artist who finds himself in the middle of murders, scandals, and intrigue in the Bavarian Alps. Choose your backgrounds, impact a changing world, and see the consequences of your decisions in this narrative adventure.
Metascore:
88
User Score:
6.8
The Valiant 81.

The Valiant

Platform: PC
October 19, 2022
Follow the story of Theoderich von Akenburg, a former crusader knight who, after becoming disillusioned with the cruelty of war, is called back into action by events set into motion 15 years ago when he and his former brother-in-arms, Ulrich von Grevel, stumble upon a fractured piece of an ancient artifact - the Rod of Aaron. A young monk named Malcom appears at Theoderich's doorstep, bringing him news that the Rod contains power never meant for mortals, and Ulrich has become obsessed with finding the remaining pieces and unifying the rod, an event that could bring untold evil and suffering to the world. Embark on a journey of brotherhood and redemption in The Valiant, a squad-based RTS set in 13th Century Europe and the Middle East. Command and level-up your medieval knights as you fight through an epic SP campaign, then take your skills online in both cooperative and competitive MP modes.
Metascore:
74
User Score:
6.8
Dragon Ball: The Breakers 82.

Dragon Ball: The Breakers

Platform: PlayStation 5
October 14, 2022
Caught out by an unexpected temporal phenomenon, seven ordinary citizens find themselves stranded in a Temporal Seam; they share their imprisonment with a Raider, a menacing enemy from another timeline with overwhelming power. Their only hope for survival is to break out of the Temporal Seam with the Super Time Machine but the Raider is on their backs and getting stronger minute-by-minute. DRAGON BALL: THE BREAKERS is a 1-on-7 online asymmetrical action game in which a band of seven everyday humans tries to survive the Raider (a classic DRAGON BALL rival such as Cell and Frieza) who will hunt and evolve into an unstoppable force.
Metascore:
55
User Score:
6.8
PGA Tour 2K23 83.

PGA Tour 2K23

Platform: PlayStation 5
October 11, 2022
Tiger Woods leads a roster of more than 14 male and female pros at launch, including Justin Thomas, Lexi Thompson, Tony Finau, Lydia Ko, Collin Morikawa, Will Zalatoris, Brooke Henderson and more. Players can step into the tee box as one of the pros in Exhibition, multiplayer and Divot Derby play, or go head-to-head with them in a battle to climb the leaderboard and claim the FedExCup in PGA TOUR MyCAREER mode. In addition to the pros, the broadcast-style presentation and commentary team of Rich Beem and Luke Elvy also return, with the addition of English golf pro and broadcaster Henni Koyack. PGA TOUR 2K23 includes 20 licensed courses at launch. New additions include the South Course of Wilmington Country Club, The Renaissance Club, St. George’s Golf and Country Club and more. The industry-leading Course Designer also returns, offering players the opportunity to build their dream courses and share them with a global online community. MyPLAYER personalization returns and players can equip their MyPLAYERS just like Tiger with Nike Golf, TaylorMade and Bridgestone Golf apparel and gear. Even more apparel options are available from licensed brands, including Callaway Golf, FootJoy, Malbon Golf, Nike Golf, PUMA, Titleist, TravisMathew and more***. Clubs and balls from brands including Bridgestone Golf, Callaway Golf, COBRA, Mizuno, Odyssey Golf, Scotty Cameron, TaylorMade, Titleist and Wilson are available to deck out players’ golf bags and keep them swinging with swag. In addition to the returning analog stick swing, a three-click swing option is also available for an added level of customization so players can play the way they like. [PGA Tour] PGA TOUR 2K23 offers new casual modes to help rookies get into the game, while giving seasoned players new challenges and opportunities to work on their skills. The introduction of Topgolf offers a unique experience emulating the popular golf entertainment phenomenon, where players can aim for targets and try to earn the highest score. Training mode offers multiple ways to develop skills, including swing calibration, lessons, chipping practice, a driving range and a putting green.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
6.8
Shovel Knight Dig 84.

Shovel Knight Dig

Platform: PC
September 23, 2022
When Drill Knight and his dastardly digging crew blast apart Shovel Knight's peaceful campsite and steal his loot, he grabs his trusty Shovel Blade and starts tunnelling after them. Meet new friends and foes, visit strange lands, and outfit yourself in your quest to keep the entire land from collapsing underfoot! Jump, slash, and dig your way down an ever-changing chasm of mystery in Shovel Knight Dig, an all-new Shovel Knight adventure!
Metascore:
81
User Score:
6.8
Isonzo 85.

Isonzo

Platform: PC
September 13, 2022
Ferocious Alpine warfare will test your tactical skills in this authentic WW1 FPS. Battle among the scenic peaks, rugged valleys and idyllic towns of northern Italy. The Great War on the Italian Front is brought to life and elevated to unexpected heights!
Metascore:
73
User Score:
6.8
Goat Simulator 3 86.

Goat Simulator 3

Platform: Xbox Series X
November 17, 2022
That's right - we're doing this again. The baa has been raised, and Pilgor is joined by other goats too. You can invite up to three friends in local or online co-op, create carnage as a team, or compete in mini-games and then not be friends anymore. Get ready for another round of udder mayhem. Lick, headbutt, and ruin your way through a brand new open world in the biggest waste of your time since Goat Simulator! We won't tell you how to play (except in the tutorial), but merely provide the means to be the goats of your dreams.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
6.7
Ghost Song 87.

Ghost Song

Platform: PC
November 3, 2022
On the desolate moon of Lorian, a long-dormant Deadsuit awakens from slumber. Journey beneath the surface on an atmospheric 2D adventure of self-discovery, ancient mysteries, and cosmic terror. Explore winding caverns and acquire new abilities to unearth this alien world’s long-buried secrets.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
6.6
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II 88.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II

Platform: Xbox Series X
October 28, 2022
A global squad of iconic veterans and new legends of yet untold clandestine missions, these Operators are set to deliver a new era of Call of Duty when Modern Warfare II releases on October 28, 2022. Initial asset intel brings revelations about key members of Task Force 141, including Team leader Captain John Price, Sergeant Kyle "Gaz" Garrick, Sergeant "Soap" MacTavish, lone-wolf Simon "Ghost" Riley, and Colonel Alejandro Vargas of the Mexican Special Forces.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
6.6
Scorn 89.

Scorn

Platform: PC
October 14, 2022
Scorn is an atmospheric first person horror adventure game set in a nightmarish universe of odd forms and somber tapestry. It is designed around an idea of "being thrown into the world". Isolated and lost inside this dream-like world you will explore different interconnected regions in a non-linear fashion. The unsettling environment is a character itself. Every location contains its own theme (story), puzzles and characters that are integral in creating a cohesive lived in world. Throughout the game you will open up new areas, acquire different skill sets, weapons, various items and try to comprehend the sights presented to you.
Metascore:
70
User Score:
6.6
Dakar Desert Rally 90.

Dakar Desert Rally

Platform: PlayStation 5
October 4, 2022
Dakar Desert Rally is the biggest and most epic off-road rally racing adventure ever developed. Dakar Desert Rally captures the genuine speed and excitement of Amaury Sport Organisation's largest rally race on the planet, featuring a wide variety of licensed vehicles from the world's top makers, including motorcycles, cars, trucks, quads and SSVs. The game offers unique challenges for off-road simulation diehards and casual racing fans alike. Compete in fierce online multiplayer races or navigate the vast wilds in single-player offline.
Metascore:
69
User Score:
6.6
Saturnalia 91.

Saturnalia

Platform: PC
October 27, 2022
A game inspired and heavily influenced by the folklore of Sardinia, Italy (a region rich with unique traditions and culture) where you play as four characters, experiencing a deeply connected storyline that ties back to the haunting traditions of an ancient village. Die, and watch the village reconfigure itself into a new form. Solve puzzles and open shortcuts to new areas with tools and items you find along the way, unlocking every piece of the story with different characters, each with its own power and suited for another aspect of exploration and investigation. With a limited supply of matches to light your way and darkness encroaching, can you find your way through the fog to reveal the truth? Or will you be engulfed by the secrets this town doesn't want you to know?
Metascore:
80
User Score:
6.5
The Callisto Protocol 92.

The Callisto Protocol

Platform: Xbox Series X
December 2, 2022
Set on Jupiter's moon Callisto in the year 2320, The Callisto Protocol is a next-generation take on survival horror. The game challenges players to escape the maximum security Black Iron Prison and uncover its terrifying secrets. A blend of horror, action, and immersive storytelling, the game aims to set a new bar for horror in interactive entertainment.
Metascore:
69
User Score:
6.4
Gunfire Reborn 93.

Gunfire Reborn

Platform: Xbox Series X
October 27, 2022
Gunfire Reborn is an Adventure level-based game featured with FPS, Roguelite and RPG. Players can control heros with different abilities to experience diverse Build gameplay, use randomly dropped weapons to adventure in random levels. This game can be played by single player, or Co-op up to four. In this game, players' experience in each level is random. Every restart means brand new experience. You will meet different heroes' talents, weapons and items, different checkpoints and combat rhythms in different levels. Game Features: * FPS+Roguelite+RPG combined gameplay, construct diverse Build through death cycle for differnt experience * Elaborate, yet randomized stage experience * Over 100 different items and various weapons * Many heroes and multiple game plus with different game mechanism * Unique art style * Co-op level-based adventure
Metascore:
75
User Score:
6.4
Nickelodeon Kart Racers 3: Slime Speedway 94.

Nickelodeon Kart Racers 3: Slime Speedway

Platform: PlayStation 5
October 14, 2022
Rebuilt and re-imagined from the ground up, Nickelodeon Kart Racers returns - bigger and better than ever! Featuring a fully voice acted cast of over 40 iconic characters, drift, slide, and boost your way to the finish line on tracks inspired by legendary Nickelodeon shows like SpongeBob SquarePants, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Avatar: The Last Airbender, and more!
Metascore:
70
User Score:
6.4
Asterigos: Curse of the Stars 95.

Asterigos: Curse of the Stars

Platform: PlayStation 5
October 11, 2022
Welcome to Aphes – a city-state full of magic and wonder inspired by ancient Rome and classical Greek designs. From the mist-covered bazaar streets to gloomy sewers, the enigmatic forests at the city’s outskirts to deep chasms full of glittering crystals, the landscapes of Aphes are full of beauty and dangers. Choose from a variety of ranged and melee weapons on the go and combine them as you wish! The talent system allows you to pick and expand your combat style by choosing two out of six completely different weapons: sword and shield, dual blades, spear, hammer, staff or even magic bracelets. Equip a magical staff to obliterate your foes from the distance or switch to a gigantic battle hammer to squish them in a close combat. Whilst Aphes might distract you with its breathtaking views, this city is not for the faint of heart. Fight your way through 60 different monsters and encounter 22 unique bosses – each with its own unique battle mechanics. Every choice and every decision you make matters. Your journey in Aphes will lead you to discover the truth behind the city’s curse, letting you piece together its history through conversations, discovered documents and cinematics, as well as Hilda’s own diary, which she’ll update with sketches and observations. The world of Asterigos is full of secrets and untold stories. Find over 100 collectibles, complete numerous side quests and build on your legacy in the New Game+ mode!
Metascore:
75
User Score:
6.4
Just Dance 2023 Edition 96.

Just Dance 2023 Edition

Platform: Switch
November 22, 2022
Welcome to a new era of dance with Just Dance® 2023 Edition! Now with online multiplayer, personalization, 3D immersive worlds, and new songs and modes year-round, you can experience a never-ending dance party all year long! • Online Multiplayer: Play Just Dance with whoever you want, wherever they are, with this brand-new feature! Invite up to five players to dance with and find out who has the best moves. • New User Interface: Spend more time dancing and less time searching thanks to a new, more modern, and intuitive user interface. Everything is one click away: playlists, game modes and songs! • Personalized Experiences: Unlock custom-made sessions and songs tailored to your preferences and playing habits. Plus, Just Dance will keep track of your progress and scores, so you can show off your dancing skills! Just Dance 2023 is your on-demand dancing platform!
Metascore:
76
User Score:
6.3
Star Ocean: The Divine Force 97.

Star Ocean: The Divine Force

Platform: PlayStation 5
October 27, 2022
STAR OCEAN THE DIVINE FORCE features an original story with two individual narratives and many playable characters, a unique combat system, and the freedom to soar in the skies and explore planets. Featuring a blend of sci-fi and fantasy, this fresh Action RPG has challenging yet thrilling battle experiences, with high-speed movement in 360-degree! Meet Raymond as he crashes onto an unfamiliar planet from his spaceship and is immediately attacked by some unfriendly local wildlife. Coming to his rescue is Laeticia, the crown princess of the Kingdom of Aucerius. Together, those two protagonists will challenge the fate of the Kingdom and their choices will have repercussions all over the galaxies...
Metascore:
69
User Score:
6.3
Dragon Ball: The Breakers 98.

Dragon Ball: The Breakers

Platform: PlayStation 4
October 14, 2022
Caught out by an unexpected temporal phenomenon, seven ordinary citizens find themselves stranded in a Temporal Seam; they share their imprisonment with a Raider, a menacing enemy from another timeline with overwhelming power. Their only hope for survival is to break out of the Temporal Seam with the Super Time Machine but the Raider is on their backs and getting stronger minute-by-minute. DRAGON BALL: THE BREAKERS is a 1-on-7 online asymmetrical action game in which a band of seven everyday humans tries to survive the Raider (a classic DRAGON BALL rival such as Cell and Frieza) who will hunt and evolve into an unstoppable force.
Metascore:
54
User Score:
6.2
Need for Speed Unbound 99.

Need for Speed Unbound

Platform: PC
December 2, 2022
START AT THE BOTTOM, RACE TO THE TOP. The world is your canvas in Need for Speed™ Unbound. Prove you have what it takes to win The Grand, Lakeshore’s ultimate street racing challenge. Across four intense weeks of racing, earn enough cash to enter weekly qualifiers, beat the competition, and make your mark on the street racing scene while outdriving and outsmarting the cops. Pack your garage with precision-tuned, custom rides and light up the streets with your unique style, exclusive fits, and a vibrant global soundtrack led by A$AP Rocky and AWGE that bumps in every corner of the world. Express yourself to the fullest with the freshest new art styles and signature tags that represent what you're all about. With separate single and multiplayer campaigns, this latest edition in the Need for Speed™ franchise from Criterion Games™ delivers hours of electric, adrenaline-pumping action. • Graffiti comes to life in Need for Speed™ Unbound with an all-new, unique visual style that blends elements of the freshest street art with the most realistic looking cars in Need for Speed™ history. Access a brand-new toolkit of high-energy visual and sound effects to express your driving skills, including Burst Nitrous, a new boost tactic that delivers a dizzying rush of speed. • To get to the top, you gotta take risks. Choose how and when to put it all on the line, pulling huge drifts on the street, outdriving the cops, or placing side bets with your own earnings against rival racers. Time is money, so find the fastest way to earn enough cash to enter the weekly qualifiers and make it to Lakeshore’s ultimate race, The Grand. • The more you race, the more you build heat. While the cops pile on the pressure, you gotta make tactical decisions using new escape mechanics to take control of the chase. Do you outrun the cops, battle them head on, or hide out in Lakeshore's underground? Run these streets and you’ll reap the rewards. • Pull up to a Meetup and show off your unique style with hundreds of cosmetic items to choose from, including exclusive gear from some of the world’s most pioneering fashion innovators. Extend that look to your ride, transforming your cars with unique wraps and cutaways for the ultimate legendary custom. And when you take first, don't forget to stunt on the competition with your own personal win poses.
Metascore:
74
User Score:
6.1
Need for Speed Unbound 100.

Need for Speed Unbound

Platform: Xbox Series X
December 2, 2022
START AT THE BOTTOM, RACE TO THE TOP. The world is your canvas in Need for Speed™ Unbound. Prove you have what it takes to win The Grand, Lakeshore’s ultimate street racing challenge. Across four intense weeks of racing, earn enough cash to enter weekly qualifiers, beat the competition, and make your mark on the street racing scene while outdriving and outsmarting the cops. Pack your garage with precision-tuned, custom rides and light up the streets with your unique style, exclusive fits, and a vibrant global soundtrack led by A$AP Rocky and AWGE that bumps in every corner of the world. Express yourself to the fullest with the freshest new art styles and signature tags that represent what you're all about. With separate single and multiplayer campaigns, this latest edition in the Need for Speed™ franchise from Criterion Games™ delivers hours of electric, adrenaline-pumping action. • Graffiti comes to life in Need for Speed™ Unbound with an all-new, unique visual style that blends elements of the freshest street art with the most realistic looking cars in Need for Speed™ history. Access a brand-new toolkit of high-energy visual and sound effects to express your driving skills, including Burst Nitrous, a new boost tactic that delivers a dizzying rush of speed. • To get to the top, you gotta take risks. Choose how and when to put it all on the line, pulling huge drifts on the street, outdriving the cops, or placing side bets with your own earnings against rival racers. Time is money, so find the fastest way to earn enough cash to enter the weekly qualifiers and make it to Lakeshore’s ultimate race, The Grand. • The more you race, the more you build heat. While the cops pile on the pressure, you gotta make tactical decisions using new escape mechanics to take control of the chase. Do you outrun the cops, battle them head on, or hide out in Lakeshore's underground? Run these streets and you’ll reap the rewards. • Pull up to a Meetup and show off your unique style with hundreds of cosmetic items to choose from, including exclusive gear from some of the world’s most pioneering fashion innovators. Extend that look to your ride, transforming your cars with unique wraps and cutaways for the ultimate legendary custom. And when you take first, don't forget to stunt on the competition with your own personal win poses.
Metascore:
72
User Score:
6.1

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Coming Soon
  1. Contraband Police

    • Release Date: Jan 20, 2023
    • Platform: PC
  2. Atomic Heart

  3. Dead Island 2

Highs and Lows
Highest of the Month
  1. 93

    Dwarf Fortress

    • Release Date: Dec 6, 2022
    • User Score: 8.5
    • Platform: PC
  2. 89

    Portal with RTX

  3. 84

    Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Reunion

  4. 83

    Marvel's Midnight Suns

  5. 83

    Marvel's Midnight Suns

Lowest of the Month
  1. 53

    Samurai Maiden

    • Release Date: Dec 8, 2022
    • Rating: T
    • User Score: tbd
    • Platform: PS5
  2. 53

    Choo-Choo Charles

  3. 69

    Romancing SaGa: Minstrel Song Remastered

    • Release Date: Dec 1, 2022
    • Rating: T
    • User Score: 0.0
    • Platform: Switch
  4. 69

    The Callisto Protocol

  5. 72

    Need for Speed Unbound