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Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate - Daemonhunters

PC
8.00
Bogdan Robert MateșMay 04, 2022
Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate - Daemonhunters’ focus on clarity and aggressiveness allows for a calculated, more active approach to its tactical battles. A varied enemy roster that consistently outnumbers you coupled with the Bloom’s effects make each fight feel like a battle against the odds. This feeling extends to the campaign as a whole, your barracks consistently housing Knights recovering from their wounds earned in painstakingly won battles.

Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga

PC
7.50
Neil BoltApr 07, 2022
Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga does a fine job of reinvigorating the Lego game formula, even if it continues to be mired in gargantuan amounts of busywork. Most importantly, however, it’s a highly entertaining Star Wars spectacle that brings humor and joy in Sarlaac-sized portions.

Tiny Tina's Wonderlands

PC
7.50
Bogdan Robert MateșApr 05, 2022
Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands plays it safe, never leaning enough into its fantasy elements or bringing any significant changes to the Borderlands formula, but offering more of the fun looting and shooting the main series is known for. It boasts better writing and humor than Borderlands 3 while throwing in interesting spells and class powers that spice up its otherwise familiar combat system.

DEATH STRANDING DIRECTOR’S CUT

PC
9.00
Neil BoltMar 29, 2022
With a few of its existing rough edges smoothed out, Death Stranding Director’s Cut manages to be a more approachable experience than its previous incarnation, and for those coming back to it, there’s just enough new to warrant a second journey across America.

GhostWire: Tokyo

PC
5.50
Bogdan Robert MateșMar 25, 2022
Ghostwire: Tokyo isn’t bad or broken. It’s just a game that’s not particularly ambitious and almost feels at odds with itself, leaving it with a lot of wasted potential. It might yield a couple of interesting online searches if you’re uninitiated in Japanese folklore, and you can pet lots of dogs and cats, but there are ways to go about doing those things without sitting through Akito’s snoozefest of a tale.

Expedition Zero

PC
5.00
Gavin HermanMar 23, 2022
When Expedition Zero is at its best, it’s a tense battle against the elements as you scavenge and try to get out of the surreal zone. At its worst, it’s getting killed by annoying monsters. Unfortunately, you do more of the latter, making it more frustrating than scary. If Expedition Zero still interests you with its problems, get ready to grit your teeth.

Elden Ring

PCXbox Series X
10.0
James BentleyMar 14, 2022
Every handful of hours had the game open up more and, every time, I was desperate to keep searching, exploring, conquering. Now, over 100 hours later and two playthroughs, all I want is to discover more of what Elden Ring has in store for me. This isn’t just one of the best From Software titles but one of the best games I’ve ever played and I would be shocked if this didn’t have reverberations on the entire games industry.

Distant Worlds 2

PC
8.50
Matthew RalphsonMar 10, 2022
There are a lot more intricacies and features we didn’t have the time to go into here, but suffice to say Distant Worlds 2 will keep you interested in its universe for a long time with no shortage of mechanics to learn.

ELEX II

PC
6.50
Neil BoltMar 01, 2022
There’s plenty to applaud in ELEX II’s freeform open-world approach, it comes at something of a cost. Technical issues, inconsistent dialogue quality, and some wonky combat do much to muddy the good that can be found in Piranha Bytes expansive RPG.

FAR: Changing Tides

PC
7.50
Bogdan Robert MateșFeb 28, 2022
Far: Changing Tides largely sticks to the same recipe as its predecessor, making its vessel more complex and sending players on a journey through a different world. Its description as a companion game is fitting – although you will get slightly more out of it if you play the series in order – and while I loved the original, the sequel didn’t grab me as much.

God of War

PC
9.00
Bogdan Robert MateșFeb 24, 2022
All this is built around a snappy and responsive combat system that has more depth than you’re initially led to believe. There are more jaw-dropping surprises I didn’t touch upon simply because it’s best that you experience them for yourself. Looking back, aside from the port’s few performance flaws, my only real complaint has to do with Sony taking this long to bring the game to PC.

Total War: WARHAMMER III

PC
9.00
Bogdan Robert MateșFeb 14, 2022
Total War: Warhammer 3 makes it easy to lose countless hours spilling blood across its lush fields and rugged mountains, even before its Mortal Empires campaign inevitably turns it into a behemoth of a game. If you’re even remotely interested in the series or Warhammer Fantasy, this is one you won’t want to miss.

Crusader Kings III: Royal Court

PC
8.00
Bogdan Robert MateșFeb 08, 2022
The feature that gives it its name isn’t as grand as it could be, due to repeating events and a 3D space that becomes a bit boring to look at even if you change its architectural style. Thankfully, the artifacts and culture system rework do make up for it. In tandem with its accompanying free patch, it’s a puzzle of many pieces that slot well into an already great base game. While I did enjoy my time with the expansion, it doesn’t feel like a vital purchase for someone who’s playing the game for the first time. But, if you’ve already guided several lords and ladies to glorious conquest or gruesome death, Royal Court provides a much-needed injection of new things to do that will spice up new playthroughs, at least for a while.

Lost Ark

PC
8.00
James BentleyFeb 08, 2022
With so many studios trying to hit the coveted MMO market, one thing is clear if you want to succeed - your game has to be unique. You can make up for tonnes of mistakes if you can just carve out a market for it. Although it has its own issues of identity - with a Diablo-like fighting system and enough extra activities to feel full - Lost Ark is a game that I’m looking forward to seeing grow.

Dying Light 2 Stay Human

PC
7.50
Bogdan Robert MateșFeb 02, 2022
Dying Light 2 was my first contact with the series and it can certainly be an exhilarating open-world game. Its gorgeous city, intense chases, fluid parkour, and visceral, meaty combat are well worth experiencing. Although they never completely overshadow its accomplishments, boring gear, repetitive side missions, and a story that never finds its focus do, unfortunately, keep it away from greatness. But, if you keep some of your expectations in check, all these missteps can easily be drowned in an ocean of freshly-cut zombie limbs and peaceful paragliding.

Serious Sam: Siberian Mayhem

PC
8.00
Neil BoltJan 25, 2022
A lean and mean addition to the Serious Sam family that experiments with a few new toys, and offers more of the same Serious Sam goodness we’ve been accustomed to. It has the odd instance of unnecessary padding via one too many gunfights, but overall keeps a breezy, brutal pace.

Nobody Saves the World

PC
7.50
Bogdan Robert MateșJan 18, 2022
Nobody Saves the World’s form switching and punchy, responsive combat carries the game where its other elements let it down. The star of the show is its surprisingly dynamic twist on aRPG mechanics that makes figuring out builds to counter the dangers of its dungeons rewarding enough to warrant spending 20+ hours killing monsters and helping its sometimes oddball NPCs.

Terminator: Resistance Annihilation Line

PC
6.00
James BentleyDec 21, 2021
Terminator: Resistance’s performance just doesn’t make much sense to me. It often compares graphically to a game from 2014 and doesn’t come with any of the performance increase that one might expect to come alongside that. Textures are often blurry and undefined, physics feel weighty and lighting isn’t particularly impressive. Terminator Resistance is certainly a playable game but doesn’t run as well as you might expect.

HALO Infinite

PC
9.00
Nick AkermanDec 09, 2021
There’s a narrative reset that pushes the series into new pastures with an experience that feels like it could be even more spectacular in future iterations. Above all, there is now definite evidence that 343 Industries is cut out for this. Halo Infinite’s development is a story of brave decisions in the face of doubters. This is a genuine series high point that puts a foundation in place that should only be built on.

Jurassic World Evolution 2

PC
6.50
Neil BoltNov 29, 2021
As a celebration of all things Jurassic, Jurassic World Evolution 2 serves as a worthy successor to the original. As a park management game, it struggles to find a meaningful focal point. Given Frontier’s expertise in this exact department elsewhere, that’s more than a little disappointing. A light, messy sim that acts as a tribute to the prehistoric pandemonium of the Jurassic Park/World series.

Grow: Song of the Evertree

PC
9.00
Amy EastlandNov 19, 2021
Overall, a fantastic game that yields a relaxing gaming experience for all. The adventure is fun and awe-inducing. The graphics and music are coupled well together and marry each other to make for an amazing fantasy feel.

Battlefield 2042

PC
7.00
Bogdan Robert MateșNov 17, 2021
Battlefield 2042 should have been a massive, triumphant return for the series but, as much as it scratches that itch for both small and large scale combat, it brings some unnecessary changes to its core formula while missing the mark with some of its ambitious new features. With enough support, the great first-person shooter underneath might fully surface in a few months’ time, but properly enjoying it at launch requires jumping through several hoops.

Sherlock Holmes Chapter One

PC
8.00
Neil BoltNov 15, 2021
The strength of Frogwares previous works is retained within more ambitious, freeform packaging. Sherlock Holmes: Chapter One can be abrasive, both in gameplay terms and in its depiction of an iconic character, but it offers such rich and rewarding depth to its detective drama that it’s much easier to accept.

Europa Universalis IV: Origins Immersion Pack

PC
6.00
Matthew RalphsonNov 11, 2021
The Origins Immersion Pack isn’t anything special. Whether it is worth it to you depends on if you’re interested in taking an African nation through the mission trees or want to play a fleshed-out Judaism. The free patch that goes along with it, however, should be welcomed by everyone, especially if it ends up doing what it says on the tin. From our limited testing, this seems to be the case, including a noticeable performance increase from 1.31.

Forza Horizon 5

PC
9.00
Nick AkermanNov 09, 2021
It’s no surprise that Forza Horizon puts itself right into the mix with 2021’s Game of the Year contenders. Playground Games has been getting it right for a decade now. This is the definitive experience in the series so far, one that excels both on PC and the Xbox Series X. Minimal issues, such as server connectivity, fail to spoil the party that is just crammed with happiness and adventure.