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2488 Published Reviews

The Good Life

PC
7.00
Jill GrodtOct 14, 2021
The Good Life has fantastic moments of humorous absurdity, but the archaic design and overabundance of features get in the way of it living its best life.

Unsighted

Switch
9.00
Marcus StewartOct 13, 2021
Unsighted is an engrossing and action-packed race against time where everything you do impacts which of your friends survive who turns into monsters.

Back 4 Blood

Xbox Series X
8.00
Alex StadnikOct 12, 2021
Back 4 Blood is one of my comfort food games of 2021. It is an excellent time with friends that scratches an itch I’ve had since the glory days of Left 4 Dead. While it never reaches the heights of its inspiration, the addition of cards makes me hungry to play more, even when the game isn’t at its strongest.

Far Cry 6

Xbox Series X
9.00
Brian SheaOct 06, 2021
Far Cry 6 is a gripping and exciting thrill ride from the opening moments, delivering the best entry the franchise has had in years.

Metroid Dread

Switch
9.00
Ben ReevesOct 06, 2021
After 19 years, Nintendo finally delivers an official sequel to Metroid Fusion that concludes Samus Aran's lifelong battle with a race of deadly alien organisms.

Jett: The Far Shore

PC
6.75
Jill GrodtOct 04, 2021
Weighed down by tedious moment-to-moment gameplay, Jett: The Far Shore's visuals are doing some heavy lifting.

Alan Wake Remastered

PS5
8.00
Andrew ReinerOct 04, 2021
Remedy also provides a great reason to play the game again through two dev-team commentary tracks. You can turn these commentaries on at any time, and they provide fun insight into the design decisions and the making of Alan Wake. One of the tracks is brand new and features reflective thoughts from the game's writer and director, Sam Lake. Remedy's latest game, Control, sets up a hell of a scenario for an Alan Wake sequel. It would be a shame if we didn't get it, especially after reliving this classic game. It holds up well and shows us just how strong Remedy is as a storyteller.

HOT WHEELS UNLEASHED

PS5
8.00
Matt MillerOct 01, 2021
These tiny toy cars pack a big punch in this new racing game, in which excellent course design and a powerful sense of speed add up to a thrilling ride.
7.00
Jason GuisaoSep 27, 2021
FIFA 22 offers minor tweaks more than anything else. For every substantial update – new goalkeeper mechanics and female footballers in Pro Clubs – EA Canada bafflingly takes several steps back. Even something as rudimentary as the main menu UI remains untouched! I loved going pro as a bright-eyed, bushy-tailed rookie, but it didn’t take long for me to want to hang up that coveted jersey.

Sable

PC
8.75
Jill GrodtSep 22, 2021
Sable ends in the same way it starts, at home with family. The narrative payoff is not actually about your final choice, and that may rub more goal-oriented players the wrong way. However, I found the conclusion a fitting end to a side quest-filled exploration game. For those who love to explore, I can’t recommend Sable enough. Every element – beautiful graphics, compelling traversal, and player-driven plot – works together to ensure I simply lose myself in the world.
8.75
Jill GrodtSep 22, 2021
Sable ends in the same way it starts, at home with family. The narrative payoff is not actually about your final choice, and that may rub more goal-oriented players the wrong way. However, I found the conclusion a fitting end to a side quest-filled exploration game. For those who love to explore, I can’t recommend Sable enough. Every element – beautiful graphics, compelling traversal, and player-driven plot – works together to ensure I simply lose myself in the world.

Kena: Bridge of Spirits

PS5
9.00
Andrew ReinerSep 20, 2021
Bridge of Spirits stumbles a little in spots, yet confidently sprints into the heart of the adventure, rewarding the player with secrets galore and visuals that are almost always worth admiring. If you love Zelda-like games or are just looking for an experience that will make you smile every step of the way, you can’t go wrong with Kena: Bridge of Spirits.

NBA 2K22

PS5
7.75
Kimberley WallaceSep 20, 2021
You'll see a few highlight clips, but none that make you want to keep watching in awe. Still, NBA 2K22 is an improvement over last year, even if it's disappointing that it's not making more significant moves. Hopefully, next year we see more shakeups to the lineup to make the game a little more exciting and feel like Visual Concepts is gunning for that championship title.

Lost Judgment

PS5
7.25
Blake HesterSep 16, 2021
When Lost Judgment stumbles, it never recovers. While there's a lot to love in the story and gameplay, at the end of the day, its issues become too much to ignore – especially when those issues are messy and irresponsible.

Eastward

PC
8.50
Daniel TackSep 14, 2021
While the combat isn’t anything special and the puzzles wear out their welcome, Eastward’s characters, setting, and sounds craft an unforgettable experience. If you’re looking for something quirky, captivating, and somewhat surreal, you’ve found it.

Deathloop

PS5
9.00
Blake HesterSep 13, 2021
Deathloop is a bloody, chaotic mess. A mess you will fail at over and over until finally, you succeed. And that success – the result of hours of experimentation, iteration, and knowledge – makes for one of the best games of the year.

Lost in Random

PS5
8.25
Jill GrodtSep 10, 2021
This shadowy adventure will get you in the mood for Halloween all year around with its atmospheric design, creative combat system, and well-crafted story.

Tales of Arise

PS5
9.25
Jason GuisaoSep 09, 2021
Flashy combat, dynamic characters, and a masterfully realized game world make Tales of Arise one of the best JRPG experiences of the year.

The Artful Escape

Xbox Series X
8.50
Jill GrodtSep 08, 2021
Like its protagonist, The Artful Escape leans into its unique identity and comes out the better for it. The game is breathtakingly beautiful, rich in music, and makes you feel like an intergalactic rock star while examining some thoughtful, relatable fears.

Life is Strange: True Colors

PS5
8.50
Kimberley WallaceSep 08, 2021
True Colors’ writing is so strong that it didn’t need a supernatural ability to tell this story. I laughed, I cried, and the things that stick with me are the moments where Alex is tested and comes into her own. And there’s something special in how True Colors gives you the power to decide her future and what her life needs, making for a memorable ending with a highlight reel of what you envision for the character.

WarioWare: Get It Together!

Switch
7.75
Ben ReevesSep 08, 2021
WarioWare: Get It Together's lively visuals are temporarily engaging, but this candy shell has a hollow center; like any sugary snack, the experience doesn't stick with you. As soon as I'd wrapped Get It Together's brief single-player campaign, I was content to move onto something else. These microgames are a nice treat if you're in an eccentric mood, but these miniature experiences only offer short-lived joy.

F.I.S.T.: Forged In Shadow Torch

PS5
8.50
Marcus StewartSep 06, 2021
F.I.S.T. offers another fine example of an exploration-focused side-scroller, and fans of the genre will find plenty to love. What it lacks in innovation, it makes up for by executing familiar ideas at a high level and dropping them into an alluring world. Developer Bilibili has pulled a nice surprise out of its hat.

F.I.S.T.: Forged In Shadow Torch

PC
8.50
Marcus StewartSep 06, 2021
F.I.S.T. offers another fine example of an exploration-focused side-scroller, and fans of the genre will find plenty to love. What it lacks in innovation, it makes up for by executing familiar ideas at a high level and dropping them into an alluring world. Developer Bilibili has pulled a nice surprise out of its hat.

Young Souls

Google Stadia
8.50
Marcus StewartAug 27, 2021
As the kind-hearted Professor learned, give Jenn and Tristan a chance, and they’ll impress you in more ways than one. Young Souls is an exceptional adventure you shouldn’t miss if you’re searching for the next great game to tackle with a friend or want a quality RPG brawler to dig into alone.

No More Heroes 3

Switch
7.75
John CarsonAug 26, 2021
There are many fun moments, and I love how unafraid it is to be strange or referential. Those who are already invested in the tale of Travis Touchdown should be right at home in this new No More Heroes. Still, I’d insist newcomers try out previous entries before diving into this Garden of Insanity.