Reviews

Reviewed by Tristan Ogilvie on PlayStation 4. Also available on Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC. “Those Who Remain features an eerie atmosphere, inventive puzzles, and some moments of genuine tension via its shape-shifting world, but fussy controls, one-dimensional stealth, and a narrative that lacks cohesion prevent it from stepping completely out of the darkness
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Crucible reviewed by Kyle Campbell on PC. “Crucible plucks popular staples from all over esports, attempting to forge a greater whole through the fires of interstellar warfare. This sci-fi multiplayer third-person shooter is a battle royale at one moment, and the next it’s a back-and-forth team affair closer to a MOBA, topped off with a
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Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition reviewed by Travis Northup on Nintendo Switch. “For a story where controlling the future is a critical plot device, it’s pretty ironic that Xenoblade Chronicles has never managed to get its timing right until now. After this enormous JRPG’s unfortunate 2012 debut in the final days of the Wii’s lifecycle and
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To mark the 4th anniversary and the release of its final hero, we’ve updated our review of Overwatch on PS4, Xbox One and PC. From its now-cherished characters and expertly crafted maps to its outstanding sound design and dynamic action, Overwatch is a masterpiece of competitive gameplay.
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Maneater reviewed on PC by Dan Stapleton. Also available on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. “Through a few millennia of hard work and dedication Sharks have earned a name for themselves as nature’s perfect killing machines, and Maneater’s titular sea monster certainly lives up to that reputation. Roaming the Gulf of Mexico as a pissed-off
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Super Mega Baseball 3 reviewed by Caley Roark on PlayStation 4. Also available on Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and PC. “The third version of the Super Mega Baseball franchise doesn’t reinvent the gameplay, which remains as grounded and easy to play as ever. However, it does add a wealth of features that make upgrading worth
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Phantasy Star Online 2 reviewed by David Jagneaux on Xbox One. “Eight years is a long time to wait for a game to finally get ported from Japan to America. We’ve seen games get remastered for a whole new generation of console hardware in less time. But Sega’s Phantasy Star Online 2 is now officially
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Deep Rock Galactic reviewed by T.J. Hafer on PC. Also available on Xbox One. “A co-op shooter about space dwarves mining, drinking, and blasting aliens across diverse underground levels with a variety of explosives and other heavy weaponry is a premise that gets my beard twitching before I’ve even strapped a helmet on – and
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Reviewed by Mitchell Saltzman on PC and Switch. Also available on PlayStation 4. The Wonderful 101: Remastered doesn’t do much to earn its “Remastered” distinction, but nonetheless, this is still absolutely the best way to experience one of the best action games of a generation. #ign
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Reviewed by Cam Shea on PC. Also available on Android and iOS. “While Legends of Runeterra builds on the foundations of those that have come before it, it has discarded many of the genre’s conventions to create deep and dynamic conversational gameplay. Along with its incredibly polished look and feel, Legends of Runeterra represents a
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Them’s Fightin’ Herds reviewed by Mitchell Saltzman on PC. Don’t judge this 2D fighting game by its cutesy demeanor! Them’s Fightin Herds is a legit contender for best fighting game of 2020. Disclosure: Humble Bundle (which is owned by Ziff Davis, the parent company of IGN) is either the publisher or financier of this game
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Reviewed by Luke Reilly on Xbox One X. Also available on PlayStation 4 and PC. “An earnest, unapologetically tricky, and time-consuming trucking experience, SnowRunner’s peculiar brand of off-road ordeals is oddly addictive, deep, and rewarding when played in the right spirit. It’s not often we see an authentic, slow-paced delivery sim that doesn’t baffle you
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Gears Tactics reviewed by Dan Stapleton on PC. “Gears Tactics is an excellent turn-based tactics game that does a fantastic job of melding Gears’ famous style and action with the mechanics laid down by XCOM. It’s one intense and satisfying tactical battle after another, and it looks absolutely fantastic doing it. It does slightly wear
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Fallout 76: Wastelanders reviewed by David Jagneaux on PlayStation 4 Pro. Also available on PC and Xbox One. “With the Wastelanders update, Fallout 76 has taken a solid step in the right direction after its dire launch. New human NPCs bring a healthy dose of personality and interaction to the world and the new storyline
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Enjoyably tense and frequently hysterical, Moving Out is a must play for fans of same-screen multiplayer games. Reviewed by Tristan Ogilvie on Nintendo Switch. Also available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.
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A review in progress of Valorant by Kyle Campbell based on time playing during its closed beta. Valorant is a new FPS from Riot Games, developer of League of Legends, that looks on the surface a bit like Counter-Strike: Global Offensive mixed with an Overwatch-style hero shooter and the abilities usually found in that genre.
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Half-Life: Alyx reviewed by Dan Stapleton on PC with Valve Index. “One of the first things that struck me when I started playing Half-Life: Alyx was the dirt under Alyx Vance’s fingernails. It’s a simple thing, but it’s not often that you see that level of fine detail in a VR game. Usually, virtual hands
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IGN’s Jonathon Dornbush reviews Remedy’s first major expansion for IGN’s 2019 Game of the Year winner, Control. Watch Jonathon’s review of The Foundation DLC to see new gameplay and find out his impressions how this return to the world of Control fares. #ign #gaming
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Totally Reliable Delivery Service reviewed by Tristan Ogilvie on PlayStation 4. “Totally Reliable Delivery Service delivers some goofy laughs with family or friends as you fumble your way to a destination without completely destroying your cargo, but like a package that’s been bashed into your front door a few times before finally being pushed through
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