Gamers' Temple's Scores

  • Games
For 2,473 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 67% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 29% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 0.9 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Game review score: 75
Highest review score: 100 Metroid Prime 3: Corruption
Lowest review score: 0 Stalin vs. Martians
Score distribution:
2473 game reviews
    • 74 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Saints Row: The Third Remastered is one of the most entertaining open-world games ever made. It may be cliche to say, but you will be having hours of fun on end with this sizable package. To top it all off, the new visuals are comparable to an old statue being restored to newfound magnificence. The lighting and new textures will genuinely impress you, and the chaotic gang warfare is a blast, whether in co-op or alone. Overall, this is an urban escape worth experiencing, both for the first time and all over again.
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    • 77 Critic Score
    Tee up, because Golf With Your Friends is on par with the best golf games. Channeling your inner caddy with several other players is as fun as you make it, with mode customization that can modify gravity, bounciness, and tons of other factors. Dressing up your spherical friend is also delightful - seeing balls wearing cowboy hats and scuba masks defy sports game conventions. Despite some frustrating map designs and distractingly hollow early 2016 graphics, Golf With Your Friends scores a birdie in my book.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    If you've ever liked Naruto, fighting games or any kind of arena fighter, this should be next on your list. Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 is definitely the biggest, best Naruto game, and one of the best anime fighters I've ever played. Get this game.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    For fans of games with deep stories, you'll get the most out of Someday You'll Return. It's definitely a type of story that requires a lot of thought to piece together after you see it all. The game has multiple endings, so there is a reason to play through it again. There are also many collectibles to find (one collectible type has 100 pieces to find!). Fans of Silent Hill and horror games in general will probably like this game, but keep in mind that it is a very different type of horror game from Silent Hill and Resident Evil - it only takes inspiration from them and is very much its own game and far from a clone. The game builds an overall interesting world and gives a memorable experience that we don't often see in many horror games nowadays.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    While not perfect, Daymare is a really good indie survival horror that all horror fans should check out.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Dread Nautical is a game that will submerge you in its creepy atmosphere and turn-based intensity. With plenty of colorful characters to recruit and an abundance of replayability, this is one ship that should not be abandoned.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Soothing, intense, and emotional, Deliver Us the Moon takes you on a memorable voyage filled with wonder and surprises. Whether roaming the abandoned moon base or the dusty grey plains, you are engulfed by the palpable atmosphere engendered by the stunning score and crisp environmental visuals. Overall, this is a debut you will be over the Moon to play.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    As much as I loved every part of Profane, the whole "time" thing really killed the entire experience. The bosses are truly memorable encounters, the graphics, story, music and gameplay are all excellent; but the "time" thing... it feels like watching anything past season 12 of The Simpsons. The spirit is there, and it is amusing, but something just doesn't work. In the case of The Simpsons, we don't really know what happened; in Profane's case, we know it was being a slave to the clock that took a great thing and killed it, in this reviewer's eyes at least. There is no doubt that Profane is a good, if not great game, and for a certain subset of audiences, it will be a speed run, ultra-difficult sensation. This reviewer, however, is on to less frustrating experiences.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    Can Androids Pray: Blue is a decently engaging, extremely short branching visual novel that I enjoyed, just not for long enough. If those eShop coins are burning a hole in your pocket and you want a few interesting minutes, go for it. Anyone else can probably skip this one.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Overall, Street Fighter V: Champion Edition is the ultimate version of SFV. If you just want to get a big package of costumes without paying much for them, this game is definitely a value! If you’ve waited until now to pick up SFV then Champion Edition should be a definite pickup for you.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    If you enjoy a good story in your games, In Other Waters will deliver that to you, but you'll need to be patient with its slow-pacing and the fact that you'll be spending so much time looking at little icons and lining them up with other icons and lines. It's not that far off from a walking simulator, but the interesting visuals of those types of games will only come from your mind's eye. In Other Waters is a niche game, and by now you should know whether or not you fit in that niche. If you're intrigued, by all means give the game a try, you won't be disappointed by the story that it delivers. If it all seems like a lot of effort to slowly read a book on your Switch, though, you're best off spending your time in other games.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Despite some weak single-player filler, Runbow's player base deserves a new lease of life. With its delightfully flamboyant art style and randomized maps, the game can provide a firm package with its local multiplayer mayhem. Picking your favorite indie hero and fighting for victory in 4-player local tournaments is a genuinely good time. Overall, Runbow is a quirky amalgamation of brawling, platforming, and racing that should aid your search for quality couch competition.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 77 Critic Score
    Disco Dodgeball Remix is the definitive dodgeball experience. What it lacks in polish and presentation it totally makes up for in sheer fun. The hypnotic electro soundtrack is also something to cherish, and its multiplayer suite is bursting to the brim with potential. This is an underrated gem that needs to be discovered and dusted to see how radiant it really is.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    Final Fantasy VII Remake is an astounding achievement. It is an unprecedented gathering of the creative minds behind the original, for which they succeeded in every way in their goal to bring their vision to gamers of today. This remake has ushered in a new era - a saga that will change the gaming landscape as we know it. For now, though, Final Fantasy VII Remake alone stands as one of the greatest modern RPGs ever made, remake or not.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    As much as I wanted to love Warlocks 2, the combat just is so sloppy, so clumsy and so - frankly - impossible that all the stuff the game does splendidly, it almost doesn't matter. Tons of characters, a funny story, great graphics and sound... none of it can escape the crushing weight of the just plain bad combat. QubicGames will forever have a soft spot in my heart, but this is definitely a misfire in their expansive catalogue. Skip this one; get Rekt instead.
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    • 75 Critic Score
    Project Resistance is overall a good companion online mode for the Resident Evil 3 remake rerelease, so be sure to check it out if you pick it up. Fans of Dead by Daylight should give it a try since it has a similar overall setup to that game, but it's very much its own game. At first Project Resistance doesn't seem like much, but after spending more time with it and learning how to get better at it, it actually is quite a fun game.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    RemiLore is a cute hack-and-slash for kids and adults alike. Its procedurally generated dungeons and enemies serve as a good grind. And with 213 weapons and several costumes to unlock, the game made me embrace my inner collector spirit. While its weak story and overall shallowness cannot be overlooked, those looking to mess around with the gameplay modifiers, couch co-op mode, and vast array of weapons will be satisfied.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    If you're new to bullet hell shooters, I don't recommend that you start with Freedom Finger. It's a challenging game in a challenging genre. Anyone who enjoys a good shmup, though, would be remiss to miss the opportunity to play this game. You'll love that Freedom Finger isn't just another bullet hell clone and that it will really challenge your skills.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Campaign Remastered is a compact title with a lot going for it. The game is arguably a runner-up for the best Call of Duty story and the enhanced visuals punctuate every jaw-dropping sequence. Overall, this is a powerhouse blockbuster worth the return to duty.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    The Puzzle Fighter mechanics work great, the cast of characters is awesome (even if I didn't know some of them) and there are plenty of modes and options to keep the game going. The infrequency of spark crystals hurts the fun as much as the burst moves help it, and in the end you have a pretty damn decent puzzler in Crystal Crisis.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 97 Critic Score
    Blasphemous is a gothic horror masterpiece that can't be missed.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    Resident Evil Resistance is a surprisingly terrific topper to its base game package. It is one of the only multiplayer games where teamwork is genuinely essential. Not only that, but playing as the Mastermind is a truly unique and empowering experience. Accessible, layered, and blood-pumping, this is a marvelous multiplayer foundation that will only get better.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Even though the remake of RE3 trips a little during Jill's last escape, the game is still a fine retelling of a classic.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    These are two very fantastic games that need to be played by action fans. Bayonetta is the star of the show with its flawless execution and Vanquish is a damn good game, but its slowdown in its cutscenes keep it from being a flawless upgrade. Either way, this collection is a great representation of the best that Platinum Games has developed. If you want to see their best work, then look no further!
    • 80 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    Sure, you'll spend some time watching in hope and fascination as your hero goes bouncing around the board, but you'll actually have some control over what happens thanks to the character skills. As an added bonus, everything comes wrapped in fun cartoon graphics and a sense of humor. If you enjoy arcade puzzlers, you'll definitely want to take Roundguard for a spin.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Moons of Madness is an overall decent cosmic horror for hardcore survival horror fans.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    By the end of the game, it's easy to tell that there was a lot of love put into this game for the overall concept and story alone. Even with all the flaws, it's still a game that I enjoy deep down, but I cannot deny all the annoyances that I had in trying to stay focused on completing it.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    The artwork in the game is all surreal and it is really impressive, both in terms of artistry and imagination. The music in the game fits the feel of the artwork perfectly, and really enhances the game's mood. I found the game to be simultaneously challenging and relaxing, a really good game to unwind with at the end of the day. Watching the artwork come together and reveal itself is a delight, and I more than once fell under the spell of summit fever and spent more time with the game than intended as I pushed to get to the point where the last piece snapped into place. I enjoyed my time with the game, and if you enjoy puzzle games you probably will, too.
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    • 55 Critic Score
    There's some fun to be had with Mokoko's Qix-style gameplay, but that fun won't last for very long.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    Close to the Sun is decent, but I can't help but feel that the game could been so much more. The overall atmosphere and especially the sound is fantastic! If you're looking for a game with a decent engaging story, you might like this one, but don't play it expecting the next Outlast or Bioshock.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    While it has a great atmosphere to match its title, Dark Devotion is brought down too much by its flaws.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Assassin's Creed: The Rebel Collection provides a lot of gameplay for your money, even though overall Rogue feels a lot like Black Flag reskinned and moved to a new setting from a gameplay perspective. It's easy to recommend The Rebel Collection to action game fans, especially those who want to turn their daily commute into an adventure on the high seas.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Battle for Neighborville's goofy, cartoonish world makes it a shooter appropriate for younger gamers, but don't dismiss it as a kids' game. The gameplay will please most shooter fans, and it's good to have an option that doesn't take itself too seriously and in which the players are focused on having a fun time. It's a great change of pace for when you want a more laid-back but still fun shooter experience.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Overall, I enjoyed my time with the game. I loved the art style and music, and while the stories are very short, they are varied and interesting. This game certainly won't appeal to everyone, particularly those who prefer a lot of action over narrative, but it is easily recommendable for those who enjoy something unique and different from time to time. I found that the soulful music and some of the stories would stick with me long after I was done playing the game for the day, and there aren't a lot of games that can accomplish that.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The PS4 Remastered Edition moves super smooth throughout its gameplay segments. The visuals are clear and run at a high framerate all the time. Overall, I feel the game comes out as being equal on both versions since the Switch version has the added bonus of being portable. You really can't go wrong with either version. Just ask yourself, will you be playing it on a HDTV or on the go? Either way, buy it and experience it for yourself because you will be pleased either way.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    I can see some gamers wanting a little more combat and a little less tomb-raiding, but the overall experience will be enjoyable for most as Fallen Order is the best single player Star Wars game we've seen in quite a while.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Ninja Saviors: Return of the Warriors is a solid enhancement to its original arcade counterpart and SNES port.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The overall controls are your basic Dark Souls setup - strong and weak attacks, dodge, abilities and a parry. If you're a fan of Dark Souls, you're not guaranteed to like Code Vein, but you will immediately fall right into its gameplay since it's nearly the same. Code Vein focuses more on narrative through cutscenes compared to Dark Souls hidden lore among the items that you find. Code Vein is quite enjoyable if you're in the mood for a good story mixed with some decent Dark Souls gameplay. I had a lot of fun with it despite its problems.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    If you want to play Overwatch, the Switch shouldn't be your first platform of choice, and if you're looking for a way to play Overwatch on the go, you're still going to be limited to high-speed access points. Imprecise controls and graphical slowdowns are other issues that you'll need to contend with, but at its core the games is still a fun team-based shooter, and if the Switch is your only option to play it you will probably have fun with it overall.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Even with all the game bugs in WWE 2K20, there is still a decent wrestling game underneath.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 66 Critic Score
    You can almost view WARSAW as a game in the mold of Oregon Trail, a game in which the difficulty in succeeding brings home the lesson of how difficult it was for the people who actually had to live through those times. It's hard to recommend the game to anyone except those looking for a brutal challenge or those with an interest in the historical event represented by the game.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    While Star Wars Pinball is all pinball, the number of available tables and modes make for a good variety of gameplay. It's a perfect game for the Switch, providing you with bite-sized to hours long play while on the go, and connected play options while you're at home and logged into your WiFi. The game is a real treat for Star Wars fans, but even those with only a casual interest in the saga will find themselves enjoying the excellent pinball action.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    The Spec Op mode is challenging and I like that it gives you so many tactical options, but at times it can feel a little too much like a horde mode. Multiplayer is as solid as ever, and the new tech enabled by the new game engine brings the graphics and sounds of the game to a whole new level. Gunfight and Ground War are great new additions to the mix, and now you can easily find a mode that fits both your playstyle and the amount of time that you have available to play.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The game is a lot of fun and its perfect for a system that can be used in handheld mode. This is the type of game that you'll definitely want to take on trips for some fast pick up and play type of action. Zombie Driver gets repetitive at times, but it's always fun to come back to. It's definitely a worthy pickup for shooter fans and fans of vehicular combat. I'd also recommend this to Dead Rising fans since it provides a similar type of zombie killing addiction that Dead Rising offers - only without the melee weapons and dress-up of course.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The question is, if you aren't already a fan of the Borderlands "stinky cheese" vibe will you take a chance, pinch your nose and take a bite? I myself had a ton of fun blasting my way through the galaxy, laughing at the corny jokes, and enjoying the funk.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    While not as solid as Until Dawn, Man of Medan shows that Supermassive Games is still comfortable with the horror genre.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    If the super long title doesn't stress it enough, Friday the 13th: The Game Ultimate Slasher Edition is the definitive version of the game.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Simple, but challenging, tough, but fair, Heave Ho is just what you look for in an enjoyable puzzle-platformer. Whether you want to challenge yourself, or put your friendships to the test, you'll have a good time with Heave Ho.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Even though I greatly enjoy the movies, I have to say, Blair Witch makes a better game than a movie.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you are an Attack on Titan fan, you should definitely check out Attack on Titan 2: Final Battle. If you never got the second game, you’ll get the most out of the full release. For those that already have Attack on Titan 2, the extra DLC is definitely worthwhile. The DLC itself is equal to the content of the first game, so it’s more than worth it. It’s very smart to release the next season of Attack on Titan in DLC form, since the second game really struggled with new content and the DLC adds to that rather than taking us through the full story again to get to the new plot points. If you don’t like the Attack on Titan games, this game will not change your mind since it is basically more of the same, but for those that did enjoy the past games, you will get the most out of this release.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 55 Critic Score
    The game's technical issues and inventory system bring it down heavily. Without the flaws, it's a decent survival horror game, but nothing that stands out that well. If you're a hardcore survival horror player, Submersed might be a game to consider (a guilty pleasure), but for those that want a quality survival horror, look elsewhere.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 66 Critic Score
    Youngblood starts off great, but fails to keep that momentum going. The level-locked missions and daily grind required to level-up and advance just don't work with a Wolfenstein game, especially since it lacks all of the social and gear upgrade aspects of the online shooters it is trying to emulate. This also makes the game stretch out it its already thin story to the point where you'll barely notice it's there. Youngblood is a rare misfire for the Wolfenstein series, and you won't miss much if you sit this one out.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    Sea of Solitude certainly has a unique look and feel to it, but the novelty alone is not enough to carry the game. Your enjoyment of it will come down to how much you connect to Kay and her story because the gameplay alone will not be enough to compel you to play until the end. Even if you're just in it for the story, there are times when that story will also feel like a slog, especially when you face the monsters that represent Kay's endlessly bickering parents. The game is certainly an unusual experience, but it will probably leave you wishing that it was a more compelling one.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    If you're a fan of Samurai Shodown, you definitely need to check out this game. Even if you've never played a SamSho before, check out this game. It's easily the most unique fighter out on the market at the moment thanks to the emphasis on precision attacks and punishing the opponent for high damage rather than trying for long combos and guesses with mixups. Samurai Shodown is honestly the best game that SNK has given us in recent years. It's very polished and it looks and sounds fantastic!
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Layers of Fear 2 has a great horror atmosphere, but the game falls flat when it comes to gameplay.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    I really enjoyed Team Sonic Racing. The team mechanics make the kart racing feel fresh and help the game stand out from the other kart racers out there. The track design captures the fun and spirit of the Sonic universe, and the races are every bit as fast as they should be. If you're looking for fast and fun kart racing, take Team Sonic Racing out for a spin.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The Sinking City is an overall good game if you enjoy investigation games with a bit of horror elements in them. This is really not a game that I would recommend to a horror fans since it focuses far more on investigation and the overall story is slow from the start. Once you get deeper into the game, the horror atmosphere gets better, but it never does stray too far from solving cases in order to gain evidence that takes you to your next lead. Basically, it's not up to a Call of Cthulhu type of horror atmosphere, but it does have its moments where it gets a bit freaky in between all the investigation moments.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    A haunting game that will haunt you for a while after you finish it.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    Overall Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled is an enjoyable kart racer. The karts are fast and the tracks are challenging, so the campaign mode can be a little frustrating to casual and younger gamers. Multiplayer racing is a lot of fun, both locally and online, and you can easily get in a couple of races when you only have a few minutes of game time available. I love all of the customization options, but picking up all of the coins that you need and accomplishing all of the goals required will take some time to get through.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    If you're a fan of puzzles, you might find something to enjoy later in the game, but for fans of survival horror gameplay, the atmosphere is decent, but the overall gameplay is rather dull.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Darkwood truly puts the "survival" in survival horror and is a game that all survival horror fans should check out.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is an enjoyable, yet deeply challenging game. It's not really a Dark Souls with samurais game, but whether or not you enjoyed the difficulty level of the battles in Dark Souls will be a good benchmark in gauging how much you'll like Sekiro. If you're persistent, up for a challenge, and don't become frustrated easily, then Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is an easy game to recommend.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 94 Critic Score
    I was very pleasantly surprised by A Plague Tale. Don't let its setting or theme cloud your judgment and keep you from playing this game. It's a fun and rather unique game, and one that will compel you to keep playing it until you reach its end.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    MXGP Pro is not bad. I really think a player that enjoys racing simulators might find something to enjoy with it. If I could get past its extreme learning curve for first time players, I bet I could have a lot of fun with it. It's hard to have fun with a game when you can't even beat the first track on any single player mode when all the other racers leave you in the dust (or dirt and mud) however.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 93 Critic Score
    Overall, Mortal Kombat 11 is a fantastic fighter. If you love fighting games at all, be sure to check it out. It's going to be awesome to see how this game grows in content as the DLC characters are released and improvement is made on the fighting game engine and existing characters. I feel this game could easily be NRS's Street Fighter that they could update for years to come if they actually stick with it. It would be so nice to see a Mortal Kombat with loads of support like a Street Fighter.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 82 Critic Score
    The overall experience with Tannenberg is great. Their downfall right now is low player population especially on the US servers. The saving grace is the locale can be changed and the EU server is usually loaded with players. This of course increases the response time if within the US but is barely noticeable. Another downfall is the lack of differentiation in weaponry for the class selections. It is difficult to tell which set of weapons to choose from which boils down to trial, error, and preference. It's not the end of the world but it would be nice to see stats before making a selection. Anyone remotely interested in a fresh authentic take on a World War series should give Tannenberg a chance.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    You'll certainly get a lot of bang for your entertainment buck with it.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Even with One Piece: World Seeker's problems it can be fun to play once you get into the main story missions. The cutscenes are entertaining and the game has good character dialogue. It starts to get more interesting once more characters are introduced. Fans of the One Piece franchise will most likely enjoy the game for what it is much more than I did, but I don't see how you can ignore the gameplay flaws. The game really needs more options for exploration and more to do in its environments.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 74 Critic Score
    The almost nonsensical story and some poor mission design aside, you can have some fun with Ace Combat 7. It will take some patience to get through the sequences with poorly defined objectives, but you'll have fun with the action-packed aerial combat and enjoy testing your skills against other players in the multiplayer mode.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    For the most part, only hardcore fans will enjoy Dead or Alive 6, but it's an overall worthy sequel to get your DOA fix satisfied.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 86 Critic Score
    Overall, Metro Exodus is an enjoyable shooter. Taking Metro out of the Metro is a good move for the series, but the game still provides plenty of claustrophobic locations for those who enjoyed the dark tunnel crawls of Metro games past. The ammunition system is still limited, but it feels better managed and more forgiving this time out, although I can still see it as being frustrating to some players. If you haven't played a Metro game before or were put off by the games in the past, give Metro Exodus a chance. You can catch this train running and enjoy the ride.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    A game with a lot of potential that was released before it was ready.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Devil May Cry 5 doesn't just carry the torch of the series after DMC4, it devil triggers and flies away with that torch.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    A worthy nod to the original.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 65 Critic Score
    It's nice that many games include achievements and support online multiplayer and leaderboards, but if you're not having much fun with the games, what's the point? Atari Flashback Classics would have been a stronger collection if it had fewer games and more effort could have been put into making them play as well as the originals. As it stands, though, this collection is strictly for the hardcore gaming classicist.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Jump Force celebrates 50 years of Shonen Jump with an overall rushed game that could have been so much more.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Ride 3 is an easy entry into the motorcycle simulation genre. The level of detail on and off the track is visually satisfying. Over time playing the AI can get a little boring, but multiplayer provides some variety, at least if you win and don't get dead last like I do more than half the time. For someone wanting to get into a motorcycle racing game this is a strong contender. Veterans of the genre may have their niche, but Ride seems to have a good community following. To those veterans I say it is for you to decide if there is enough new content to warrant the purchase. Either way, I hope to see many of you at the finish line!
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Even with some inconsistencies between the scenarios, this game had a lot of time put into it and you should definitely pick it up if you enjoyed the original game. Fans of RE7 will really enjoy the remake since it nearly has the same type of gameplay (only with a third person camera). The remake does not outdo the original on every single level, but it definitely is the version that I'd choose to play from now on. No matter what flaws I point out, this game consists of so much win that the flaws get drowned out in the end.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    When you get down to it, Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum Session is a two-button rhythm game with an obscure soundtrack. It certainly has a lot of personality, but there's just not enough to the game to hold your interest once the novelty wears off. Perhaps it would be different if you had the opportunity to play it with a drum controller, but we're not being given the opportunity to find that out for ourselves.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 66 Critic Score
    While PUBG delivers the core gameplay of the battle royale genre, it doesn't manage to do it with the sophistication of competing battle royale games on the PS4. It looks and plays like an alpha build of a game that's focusing on getting the basics worked out without worrying about optimization or graphical polish. It's also a threadbare offering, giving you a single game mode while games like Black Ops 4 and Battlefield V give you a whole lot more game modes beyond their battle royale modes. PUBG may have come first to the genre on other platforms, but its PS4 debut feels like a game that the world has long ago passed by.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    If you enjoy Onimusha then I'd recommend getting the remaster of Onimusha Warlords. It's really annoying that the game doesn't include the Genma Onimusha content but the 3D movement controls work very well for the type of gameplay that Onimusha has.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 68 Critic Score
    Just Cause 4 has some enjoyable moments when you're playing around with the grappling hook to create explosive mayhem or experiencing the weather events, but the problem is that outside of this there's a lot of repetition and hamstrung gameplay that make the game feel like a grind.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The Gardens Between's aesthetics make for a relaxing and enjoyable experience, albeit a rather short one. You can complete the game within two hours, and once you do there's not really any reason to go back and play it again. If the game were longer and the puzzles more challenging towards the end, it would be easy to recommend the game to puzzle game fans. If you're OK with the short length and approach the game as something that you'll enjoy a quiet evening playing and then move on, you'll probably enjoy the experience.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Overall, if you enjoy Dynasty Warriors 8 and you want the console version that runs the smoothest, be sure to check out the Switch version. Even with the slight flaws it carries, the Switch version is the ultimate version of DW8 for me.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Odium to the Core is certainly tough, but in a good way. The game never feels unfair and each death feels deserved. The game's presentation adds to the fun, with graphic novel style cel-shading using colors that really pop combined with an original D&B soundtrack with tracks crafted to fit each level. If you're easily frustrated, then you should avoid this game completely - I unlocked the achievement for 100 deaths faster than I'd care to admit. If you enjoy putting your skills to the test in simple but challenging arcade games, then you're going to love Odium to the Core.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 76 Critic Score
    Bomber Crew isn't for everyone, as I noted it's not for the easily frustrated, but if you're willing to deal with its quirks, interface issues, and a few questionable design choices, there's a unique and enjoyable rogue-like bomber game at Bomber Crew's core. The game seems to be suited best for its PC origins, so if you have a Steam account consider getting the game there before going for the Switch version.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    If you enjoy this type of exploration game, ABZU is easy enough to recommend.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Reigns: Game of Thrones is easily played in small chunks of time when you need a distraction, but it can easily suck you in for longer than you intended. While the mechanics of the game make for a challenging solitaire experience, the game has a greater value to Game of Thrones fans as they can play out the many directions that Season Eight may take while they wait for HBO to debut Game of Throne's final season.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    If you're buying Override as a single player game, you'll most likely get bored with it rather quickly like I did. The arcade mode is decent, but it gets boring very quickly. I didn't find the overall gameplay that fun, but I have to admit that the game definitely has a lot of attack variety and the control setup is quite good for choosing between all moves in your arsenal. The game mainly shines when it comes to the amount of match variety you can have while playing with friends.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    So look, there isn't much meat on the bones in regards to story, enemy, or mission variety, but there is depth in a character grinding aspect.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 98 Critic Score
    The Switch version performs identically to the PS4 and Xbox One versions, running smooth as silk, sharp as ever and with no input lag when playing with Joy-Cons, the Pro Controller, in docked or in handheld mode. Surprisingly, online battles (no Nintendo Online subscription needed) work flawlessly, absent of even a hint of lag or stutter. And even at odd hours (yeah, I was playing at 4am, what of it?), I never had any issue finding an opponent to battle against. Dragon Ball FighterZ is a AAA port of a AAA game, and the Switch version is definitely the one to get.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 84 Critic Score
    If you're looking for a challenging modern platformer, you won't find it here. However, the game has plenty of charm that will attract new fans in addition to providing a comforting nostalgic experience to gamers who came up in the 90s. Spyro Reignited Trilogy is a great choice for kids, providing them with hours of frustration-free fun.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The DLC has a few hidden items such as monoliths and documents. Players will be given a new outfit, a new skill, and a new gun for completing the side mission. The DLC has its own set of trophies/achievements to earn. The Forge is also unlocked as a score and time attack challenge tomb on the main menu. Overall, The Forge DLC adds some interesting story for Abby's character and a fun new challenge tomb for a small fee.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    If you want a good single player fighter with a bit of competition in online play for the My Hero manga series, you'll probably enjoy My Hero One's Justice quite a bit. The game is filled with unlockables in just about every mode so you'll have to really grind in order to get them all. There are a total of 20 characters in the roster, which includes one hidden character that is unlocked by beating story mode. Even if you're not a fan of My Hero and enjoy Power Stone gameplay like I did, you'll probably find something to enjoy in One's Justice.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 69 Critic Score
    Multiplayer, camping/building, and sustenance management to me are all neat concepts, but feel incomplete or forced. There are plenty of survival games where sustenance is an option. I am seeking immersion in the sense of storytelling and character building, not the monotony of sifting through a menu system, interacting with robots, diaries, or building camps. In the end, fans of the series will still find Appalachia worth exploring, but not the game of choice for newcomers.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 85 Critic Score
    If you're new to LEGO games, then LEGO DC Super-Villains is a good place to jump in. The quirky and humorous storyline, imaginative level design, and unusual villains as heroes spin on the super hero genre make it one of the better recent LEGO games.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 70 Critic Score
    The final sequence to the game is quite interesting, but so very cryptic with the way it all ends up. If the next episode(s) of the game can fill us in more on what is going on and add more depth to the characters, this game series could have a good amount of potential, but as a standalone game, Home Sweet Home feels too incomplete to rank high among many other indie horror titles.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 92 Critic Score
    If you're looking for a multiplayer shooter that offers more than twitch-based gameplay and is not strictly focused on kills, then you should definitely give Battlefield V a try.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 89 Critic Score
    If you're an SC fan, you will most likely enjoy SoulCalibur VI even if SC5 left a bad taste in your mouth. A series reboot is probably the safest way to keep the storyline fresh in the series while giving us new plotlines to enjoy in the existing story. SC6's single player portion has been improved greatly from its predecessor, so that alone is a major plus. The single player content will last you tons of hours since playing Libra of Souls is much like playing an rpg. SC6 is definitely a great fighter to pick up for both hardcore and casual fighting game fans - it's easily got both groups covered extremely well!
    • 97 Metascore
    • 96 Critic Score
    Red Dead Redemption 2 is as much an experience as it is a game. It will completely immerse you in the Old West, giving you an understanding for what life was like during the end of the 19th Century and making you appreciate what it must feel like when your way of life is coming to an end in a changing world. Rockstar has outdone itself in creating such a rich and deep virtual world, and you'll love every minute that you spend exploring it.

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