226 Published Reviews
Gears Tactics proves that there's a lot more that can be done with the Gears of War IP besides just third-person shooters. The game has some pacing issues and some repetitive missions, but it's otherwise a very engaging turn-based strategy game that should please both fans of the genre and Gears of War enthusiasts alike.
SEGA AGES Sonic The Hedgehog 2Switch
Despite its old-age, the Sega Ages treatment was able to add to the game's value by including some essential modern-day features that make it easier to play on the Nintendo Switch. Additionally, the new Switch version also includes tons of display customization options and was able to retain the fast-paced but balanced gameplay that made Sonic the Hedgehog 2 one of the most loved games of all time.
For those that simply want to experience One Punch Man as a part of the narrative, there's no better alternative than A Hero Nobody Knows, even if it would fall apart were it not for One Punch Man's recognizable heroes reminding players what universe they're in.
Animal Crossing: New HorizonsSwitch
So if one thinks that collecting things, filling up a museum, and talking to cute animals isn't their cup of tea, chances are Animal Crossing: New Horizons won't be for them. But given the huge demand for Animal Crossing: New Horizons and Nintendo Switch consoles since its release, it's clear that New Horizons still has a large audience eager for just that kind of gameplay.
RESIDENT EVIL 3Xbox One
There are times when Resident Evil 3 is brilliant, but purists may dislike how much it leans into the action at the expense of its scares. The game looks phenomenal, controls like a dream, and it's nice to have the entire mainline Resident Evil saga available on modern platforms, but it's hard not to be somewhat disappointed after being blown away by Resident Evil 2.
Doom Eternal is a non-stop thrill ride, barraging players with incredible fast-paced action from the opening mission to its blood-soaked finale. Fans of the franchise should be thrilled with it, and anyone looking for a meaty FPS to fill their time can't go wrong with this game.
Call of Duty: Warzone is a top tier battle royale game and its early player numbers are reflective of that. As long as Infinity Ward is able to keep the game updated in terms of bug fixes and new content, it's hard to see why it won't remain one of the top battle royale games for months if not years to come.
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DXSwitch
In truth, it's a game that feels endless despite its relatively short core content. The gameplay may not be revolutionary, but it's the perfect game to kick back to and have a nice afternoon on the Switch with. Its story delivers on all the cutesy moments and heavy Pokemon themes fans have come to expect, while doing so in a perfectly crafted environment.
There is no big reason not to get Metro on Switch. It holds up fine, looks good enough even when being displayed on a TV, and is perfectly playable on a controller. If the Switch is someone's main console, Metro Redux is a phenomenal bundle that suffers negligible drawbacks from its port. Anyone who is a fan of survival horror or linear FPS games with good stories should consider Metro Redux to be a must-play, and the Switch is as good a place as any other to pick it up.
The game seems poised to be another massive hit and proves itself as one Microsoft's most exciting console exclusives (even though The Blind Forest is now available on Switch). The fact that the game is available on Game Pass at day one and also features cross save functionality with the PC version makes it even more accessible and, although the rest of March is still full of other exciting game releases, this is definitely an early addition to the must-play list.
Dreams is an ambitious project, but it's one that lives up to the hype. While many will be intimidated by the game's creation tools, Dreams is stuffed with tutorials that make everything easy to understand for everyone. If someone is willing to invest the time into learning how Dreams works, they could theoretically create just about any kind of game that they want.
Dawn of FearPS4
Dawn of Fear is too broken in its current state to recommend it to anyone. Those desperate for an old-school survival-horror experience may want to hold out hope that other upcoming Resident Evil and Silent Hill-inspired games turn out to be a bit better because Dawn of Fear is a mess.
Zombie Army 4: Dead WarPS4
At its core, Zombie Army 4 feels uninspired and fails to capture anything unique. With the plethora of zombie video game content out, it seems safe to say that there is plenty out there that have done it better. For zombie enthusiasts or those with a dedicated co-op partner, this game is a reasonable recommendation, but for anyone looking for something more, there are other games out there that can check all the boxes of a zombie game but still offer a unique experience.
The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance TacticsXbox One
It gets the job done, but does so in the most generic, unexciting way imaginable. It completely fails to take advantage of the Dark Crystal IP, and is simply not very fun to play. Instead of playing this latest Netflix game adaptation, fans of the Dark Crystal franchise would be better off re-watching the TV series and keeping their fingers crossed for an Age of Resistance season 2.
JOURNEY TO THE SAVAGE PLANETPS4
It's constantly motivating the player to double back and take another look at an area without ever explicitly telling them to. It's like being let into an amusement park with no lines and no rules, giving players the freedom to make their own fun whenever they need a break from an incredibly vertical, and hardly ever uninteresting, scavenger hunt for new resources and upgrades. It may not be an entire planet to explore, but it could easily fill one up.
SEGA AGES ShinobiSwitch
Overall, the latest version of Shinobi for the Switch encapsulated the original experience and challenging gameplay of the 1987 classic title that makes for a fun nostalgic alternative to modern ninja games such as Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice. Shinobi's abundance of customization options is also a welcome addition to the arcade title, making every gameplay tailored fit to the playstyle of each player.
Oddworld: Stranger's WrathSwitch
All in all, Stranger's Wrath was a great game... fifteen years ago. It's still good, but after so long it does not age well enough to warrant the $30 price tag. It is a bit too simple and repetitive to be fully redeemed by its careful design. It is still a surprisingly entertaining romp, and will likely provide a lot of fun for younger players or nostalgic fans.
Dragon Ball Z: KakarotXbox One
This likely means that quite a few Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot players, especially those who aren't completionists, will navigate away from these systems to focus on the what the game excels at, its representation of the story and its combat. With that in mind, Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot is an easily lovable game, and fans of the DBZ franchise would do well to check it out to experience the epic saga once again, just this time in all new light.
Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon BreakpointGoogle Stadia
Ghost Recon Breakpoint is average at best when everything is going right. The Stadia version has a barely-existent online community that makes some of the modes and features inaccessible, making it the worst way to experience the game by a wide margin. The Project Titan Raid is apparently in the works for the Stadia version, but if the game's online population doesn't grow, it's hard to see Ubisoft seriously supporting it as much as other versions of the game.
Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2Google Stadia
The lack of cross-save, cross-play, or an online multiplayer population combined with the game being somewhat outdated compared to other versions makes Xenoverse 2 on Stadia difficult to recommend, even to someone who has never played the game before. Those who want to play Xenoverse 2 will have a much better experience with any other version of the game, as they're all just more fully-featured than the Stadia version, especially when taking the DLC into account, like the Dragon Ball FighterZ crossover content.
There's a lot about its immersion that other VR games could learn from, and hopefully build an overall better game around. If nothing else, its Valve-inspired visuals and puzzles may hold some fans over until they can get their hands on Half-Life: Alyx. In the meantime, Boneworks is the kind of game that people can use to show their friends some of VR's more exciting capabilities, though it's a little rough around the edges to be something that one will want to spend all their time playing.
Moxxi's Heist of the Handsome JackpotXbox One
With a fun cast of characters driving an engaging story and a ton of worthwhile rewards to collect, the Borderlands 3 Moxxi's Heist of the Handsome Jackpot DLC is a must-play for fans of the looter-shooter. It expands on the best parts of the base game and gives players an interesting new casino setting to explore. It's true that some of the lingering technical issues hamper the experience a bit, but otherwise Moxxi's Heist of the Handsome Jackpot is exactly what fans would want from a Borderlands 3 DLC pack.
Borderlands 3Google Stadia
As it stands, though, it doesn't make sense for players to bother with the Stadia port when objectively higher quality versions of the game are available on other platforms.
Assassin’s Creed: The Rebel CollectionSwitch
Without a doubt, Assassin’s Creed: The Rebel Collection offers the strongest selection of AC games on the Switch so far. The titles are more engaging, the Switch port works wonderfully, and the overall package has dozens of hours of content, all for just $39.99. With the Assassin’s Creed series shaping up to be evolving even more than it has in the last few years, this is a very good way to experience some of the finest examples of what made it so beloved in the first place.
Reach on PC generally runs quite well and the mouse and keyboard controls will make it difficult for anyone to go back and play the game on console. For some Halo fans on PC, Reach may be 10 years too late, but others will have a great time playing through the campaign, battling it out in the online multiplayer arenas, and teaming up with friends to conquer Firefight.