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93 game reviews
    • 74 Metascore
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    Outriders has me sold.
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    • 88 Metascore
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    That all sounds great, but there's a big caveat if you're looking at Rise as your first venture into the monster hunting grounds: It's still anchored to a ridiculously complex set of overlapping rules and systems, and from moment one it's a game that assaults you at every turn with "helpful" text-based tutorial pop-ups.
    • 88 Metascore
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    There's so much to love in this tremendously well executed game that I absolutely have to recommend. It's cute, fun, and sweet. Plus, what it lacks in heart, you and your player two can provide all on your own. Happy date night, gamers.
    • 54 Metascore
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    I wish the disappointment in a game series I loved as a kid wasn't enough to barrel me over emotionally. But it's just the cherry on top of a year that's proven how absolutely nothing is sacred, no one you love Is safe, and entropy destroys all things that exist in linear time (again, not to be dramatic). Harvest Moon is dead. May she rest in peace after someone finally puts her shambling corpse out of its grotesque, reanimated misery.
    • 75 Metascore
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    The best part is, whenever I took off the Quest 2, I'd be right back in my room. I didn't have to trek back home from some far-off location with a heavy backpack filled with gear; my real hands weren't chalky or bloody like they appeared in the game (they were sweaty though); and I wasn't traumatized from the experience of hanging on for dear life when my stamina was running low. That's the benefit of rock climbing in VR — it's very low risk.
    • 75 Metascore
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    The story's emotional beats are written and executed well enough that I was nonetheless happy to go along for the ride even if some of the pieces didn't make much sense in hindsight. I'd still recommend waiting for a few patches to hit before you jump in, especially if you're planning to play on PC. But despite all the issues, I was invested the whole way through and came away with the feeling that The Medium is a journey worth taking.
    • 87 Metascore
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    I can't speak positively enough about this game. At nearly every turn, Hitman III puts itself out there as the best version of itself. In so many ways it's the same game we've been playing since 2016 (and really since 2000). There aren't many games that can make the same boast: relatively unchanged and better off for it after two whole decades.
    • 78 Metascore
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    Those who play Immortals Fenyx Rising on Switch should be wary of joy-con drift. Drifting is annoying in some games but catastrophic in this one for aforementioned cliff-tripping reasons.
    • 78 Metascore
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    Even with a couple of major missteps, Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity is a welcome excuse to return to one of the most beloved video game worlds of the last decade and spend some quality time with characters who were already dead by the time Breath of the Wild started. There's an irresistible charm to making Mipha annihilate dozens of monsters at once with a cartoonishly large water tornado.
    • 75 Metascore
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    It's a lovely little puzzle game with a darkly relatable underbelly, driven by a story that distills modern society and the human experience of 2020 into a colorful parable. A video game can't save us from ourselves, but maybe talkin' 'bout those bugsnax can get us part of the way there.
    • 85 Metascore
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    Spider-Man: Miles Morales tweaks the original formula not only to fit its character but to show how stunning and exciting the next generation of games can look like. Far from being a rehash, it iterates on what made Marvel’s Spider-Man great and asks the right questions about how and why Miles Morales is different and important. He’s a new kind of protagonist in big release games, and one other franchises should strive to emulate: an unlikely hero whose perspective adds value simply by being his.
    • 70 Metascore
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    A saving grace for Watch Dogs' London is that you can walk up to and talk to anyone you see, recruit them, and play as them. It's a concept that breaths life into the game, and makes you connect deeper with the story, knowing that peoples' actions can directly affect someone who you could play as and embody. The "legion" part of Watch Dogs: Legion works.
    • 85 Metascore
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    The lack of real differentiation throughout the game makes all of Crash 4 feel stagnant. It’s not doing anything particularly interesting, and when that fact is paired with its sometimes frustrating difficulty, what you end up with is a game that just isn’t particularly enjoyable to play...Sure, it’s pretty to look at, but there needs to be more than that.
    • 79 Metascore
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    For me, Star Wars: Squadrons is hands down the very best space combat sim this series has ever seen. That's not hyperbole; the closest rival here is more than 20 years old. Even if Motive never supports Squadrons past release, what we're playing on day one is everything this X-Wing-loving nerd has ever wanted from a Star Wars game.
    • 82 Metascore
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    It's a shame Nintendo didn't do more to up the 35th anniversary celebration vibes in this collection. As I told you up front, though, Super Mario 3D All-Stars remains a superb collection of gaming classics and a must-own for every Nintendo-loving Switch user.
    • 89 Metascore
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    Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1+2's most impressive achievement isn't just bringing back something old, though. It would've been easy to polish up grandpa's skateboarding game and put it out for $40 as a hollow appeal to nostalgia. All of the new enhancements, from fresh young skaters to fully appropriate new music, form a genuine fountain of youth for the franchise that open worlds and motion controls never could. Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1+2 doesn't have to pretend it's a Superman. It's already there.
    • 75 Metascore
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    In the end, I found Carrion to be an enormously frustrating experience. The pieces are there for an amazing game. I had some incredible moments while playing, and would even go as far as recommending this as a worthwhile use of a more patient player's time, despite the issues.
    • 83 Metascore
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    Without the benefit of being part of an extant franchise, Ghost of Tsushima shines as a carefully crafted, excellent standalone game that made me notice things about games I rarely pick up on — the way the protagonist breathes, the colors of dawns and dusks, the subtle animations of love and hatred. When I think about Tsushima, I think of something gemlike and precious, faceted without being showy and ultimately more valuable than it looks. When I finished my first playthrough, my heart broke until I remembered I could simply play again.
    • 73 Metascore
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    Rocket Arena is enjoyable enough, just relatively average overall. It’s the type of game you’d mindlessly play for a few hours when unmotivated to do anything else, before loading up Overwatch for a better rocket feel. It's still fun to jump in with friends — but maybe only for an evening or two.
    • 82 Metascore
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    Despite those minor annoyances, Clubhouse Games is a welcome $40 distraction from the crumbling world outside. This isn't some branded cash grab like that lovably crummy old Mario game I told you about earlier. It's confidently modest new packaging for games that are older than any of us and will surely outlive us, too. Clubhouse Games knows exactly what it needs to be and doesn't aspire to much else. We could probably all learn from that.
    • 70 Metascore
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    Minecraft Dungeons doesn't do much to change the game, and it stumbles in ways that threaten to push away longtime fans of the genre. But it's a compelling and entertaining mash-up that's hard to put down once you get into the groove.
    • 82 Metascore
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    With a few concessions to modern game design, Streets of Rage 4 could be a fun and rewarding experience. As is, it feels like a dated game only meant for people who played the old games in the '90s. If Streets of Rage 4 proves anything, it's that the beat 'em up genre died out for a reason.
    • 80 Metascore
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    The world feels stuck and gloomy and I don't want to lean into that. I want to be transported somewhere fun and exhilarating. I want to drive fast cars or pilot planes at top speed, or adventure across huge landscapes with swords and magic and mythical monsters, or run and jump through engaging platformers. I don't want to have my movement limited to three actions per round. I don't want to slog through brown and grey apocalyptic levels. I don't want to be confined to this game. Gears Tactics isn't giving me anything I want right now. It's not you, Gears Tactics, it's me.
    • 87 Metascore
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    Remake is a great introduction to a genre-defining classic, allowing players with more modern tastes to learn the story and meet famous characters without having to endure archaic ‘90s graphics and gameplay. It will probably prompt a few newcomers to check out the original as well.
    • 90 Metascore
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    The game is relaxing and soothing. That's it's strong suit and it nails it completely, making it easy to sink hours and hours into in a single day...It is without a doubt the best entry in the series yet.
    • 90 Metascore
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    The challenge is something that Ori and the Will of the Wisps nails perfectly. Whether it's a boss battle, a chase sequence, a puzzle, or a section that's hard to navigate through, Will of the Wisps doesn't shy away from the difficulty.
    • 72 Metascore
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    Wattam is impossible to describe, yet it's imbued with an unmistakable and universal humanity.
    • 77 Metascore
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    Here's what I can say about Darksiders Genesis, the new game from Airship Syndicate: It's serviceable. Not great, but not bad.
    • 79 Metascore
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    Star Wars as a whole has a long history of under-delivering when it comes to video games, but that's definitely not the case here. Yes there are frustrations. But more than that, there are lightsabers and Stormtroopers and wild displays of Force power. Fallen Order is a Star Wars game I didn't even know I wanted, but it's here now and I'm so glad it's real.
    • 82 Metascore
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    Death Stranding builds a complex and surreal world, and it's hard not to marvel at the way it all comes together.

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