1480 Published Reviews
Corpse Party 2: Dead PatientPC
Corpse Party 2: Dead Patient is a return to the sound, language, and character connections that made the original so compelling and disturbing.
Red Dead Redemption 2PC
The PC release of Red Dead Redemption 2 is without a doubt visually breathtaking to behold, but a wide range of issues at launch sour the experience of revisiting Rockstar’s captivating Western.
Need for Speed HeatPS4
Messy is the adjective that best describes Need For Speed Heat. The story is ho-hum, the events could use more variety, and the multiplayer is disappointing. But when you sit behind the wheel of your customized car and try to escape from cops that are hunting you down in the midst of a rainstorm, you can look past those issues. Ghost Games is on the right track, even if there is still plenty of room for improvement.
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020Switch
Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 is a good revitalization for the franchise and one that packs enough charm to forgive its faults.
Call of Duty: Modern WarfarePS4
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is one of the most refreshing and tactically immersive entries in the franchise to date, but the current state of some multiplayer components at launch and a deeply disappointing co-op mode drags down an otherwise fantastic FPS.
Death Stranding’s attention to the real may make it difficult to enjoy, but it is undeniably an experience that will both scourge and soothe the heart.
Luigi's Mansion 3Switch
Luigi’s Mansion 3 may be the most fun I’ve had on the Switch since Mario Odyssey–and like Odyssey, I genuinely did not want to stop playing it. It is overflowing with fun, humour, challenge, and, ironically, life. There’s a little something for everyone, fans and newcomers alike. Do yourself a favour and do your Halloween right by playing Luigi’s Mansion 3!
For better or worse, MediEvil is a PS4 game that plays like a PSX game.
The Outer WorldsPS4
If you (like everyone) thought Fallout: New Vegas was the best Fallout game and wanted to see what the studio could do under their own steam, The Other Worlds is a perfect showcase. It’s everything you could want, and outside of a few minor bugs and quirks (it wouldn’t be an Obsidian title without them), I don’t have anything bad to say.
Overwatch®: Legendary EditionSwitch
If you have never played Overwatch before, I can imagine you’ll find plenty to love about its Switch port. But I strongly recommend playing any other version instead, as the flaws will become all too clear sooner rather than later on the Switch. Overwatch on the Nintendo Switch is exactly what it sounds like – a passable port for a videogame that is best played elsewhere.
Ring Fit AdventureSwitch
For as rich an experience Ring Fit Adventure is, it’s a game that only gives what players are willing to put into it. Unlike with most RPGs I’ve played; I can’t simply rush through Ring Fit Adventure to consume all its content right away and I’m ok with that. The game’s slowly introduced items and crafting, stat boosting equipment and even elemental advantages in battle. As Ring Fit Adventure continues to grow into a more complex game for me to enjoy, I’ve been growing more accustomed to the different exercises available and I can both see and feel myself getting in better shape.
The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IIIPS4
Despite its handful of foibles, some of which are inextricably tied to its position in the greater series trajectory, Trails of Cold Steel III remains an absolutely integral piece of the Legend of Heroes puzzle. Faster, flashier battles and butt-kicking music carry it far when the wings of its narrative grow tired from their protracted glide towards the finale.
The Ninja Saviors: Return of the WarriorsSwitch
It doesn’t hurt that the game features some great artwork and locales, as well as a stirring soundtrack that will keep you feeling pumped up. And you can bring a friend to the game’s co-op play, adding more robots to the mayhem. The Ninja Saviors – Return of the Warriors’ highly-aggressive play style makes all other beat ‘em ups seem slow by comparison, creating a thrilling surge of constant danger and brutal fistfights.
Ghostbusters: The Video Game RemasteredPS4
Ghostbusters: The Video Game is the ultimate fan-game—that is to say, a game for the fans. It captures everything that made the original film great, and puts you in the starring role; really making you feel like a Ghostbuster. With everything that this game does right, it’s a wonder how more Ghostbusters games weren’t made, excluding the terrible Sanctum of Slime, and Ghostbusters (2016) game. If you missed it back in 2009, you should definitely give this game a try, it’s sure to please fans of the original, fans of the films, and newcomers alike.
Concrete Genie is best summed up as one of those short and sweet types of deals and is best reserved for those who may have young people in their lives. Not only does the game offer a fun adventure, but more importantly, one that has a meaningful message about some of the struggles faced by adolescence.
Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon BreakpointPS4
There are moments where Ghost Recon Breakpoint is fun, but it feels more like a mishmash of other Ubisoft games that have done what it’s aiming for better. There’s nothing distinct or original that gives Breakpoint an identity, and for that, it suffers tremendously. Ghost Recon Breakpoint is a messy game that half-heartedly tries to do too many things, resulting in a game that lacks a firm identity as to what it wants to be.
Trine 4: The Nightmare PrincePS4
It’s fortunate that the vast majority of your time spent in Trine 4 will be tackling puzzle after puzzle. The multitude of tools at your disposal means that you’ll be able to confront each challenge however you want. And thanks to Frozenbyte’s impeccable design, you’re going to have a good time doing it. Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince is a wonderful, and most importantly, innovative puzzle game that is great to play either solo or with others.
Despite my complaints, I couldn’t help but be hooked by Indivisible’s story and gameplay. Lab Zero Games has proven their talent isn’t just limited to developing a fantastic fighting game, they have the ability to combine different genres of games together and create truly unique experiences that are sure to be locked in player’s minds for years to come. Indivisible is another great addition to the crowdfunding pantheon of successful indie games.
Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible LairPS4
If you’re a fan of the Donkey Kong Country games or 2D platformers in general, Yookay-Laylee and the Impossible Lair is a modern and fresh must-play. It’s bright, it’s colourful, it has some of the best work from its composers, the level design is great, there’s a ton of variety, and it doesn’t overstay its welcome at around 15 or so hours to 100% complete. A standing ovation for the developers at Playtonic Games, you’ve done well.
While I’d like to encourage playing through all three of these titles before diving into Dragon Quest XI S: Definitive Edition for maximum appreciation of the latest entry, it would be difficult to push potential fans towards any but the third game without running the risk of turning them off the series altogether. Dragon Quest and Dragon Quest II are like fine art pieces to be looked at in a museum, while Dragon Quest III is the only game in the trilogy that can earnestly stand up next to other JRPGs without appearing dated.
Code Vein certainly has its roots in the Dark Souls flavour of gameplay, but that is not the whole story. It wants more aggressive play than that would imply, but it certainly isn’t Bloodborne either. Code Vein is its own game and should be enjoyed for its own victories and failings. Also, its way easier than most games in that genre.
The Surge 2PS4
On the whole, The Surge 2 is a pretty by the numbers Soulslike with solid, weighty combat and some neat twists on the genre, but is held back by a rather boring aesthetic and forgettable storyline. If you like these types of games it’s definitely worth picking up, but if you’re after something more innovative and distinct, you’ll be disappointed.
Contra: Rogue CorpsPS4
I haven’t even gotten to the fact that there is an online competitive PvP mode that sounds like a cross between Rocket League and the water trash described above. I’ll never bother to try it because it wasn’t live yet and honestly, there’s no reason to. This game is so bad a mediocre multiplayer mode with its own in-game currency will not change my opinions, nor would any of the end game levels after fighting my way through hours and hours of the same terrible levels and enemies only to find out my weapon is useless.
Sayonara Wild HeartsSwitch
Sayonara Wild Hearts’ is gorgeous and packs an incredible pop soundtrack, but the actual levels the music accompanies never feels as natural as its audiovisual splendor.
While it doesn’t reinvent the wheel, Borderlands 3 is a fun, fast-paced shooter that is one of the best co-op games out today. Its various planets are a joy to explore and the overall package manages to succeed in spite of the dated humour.