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1488 Published Reviews

Loop Hero

PC
9.00
Tyler ChanceyMar 04, 2021
Loop Hero combines idle game's passiveness with the mechanical depth of a fantasy RPG. The result is a deeply absorbing and rewarding game.

PixelJunk Raiders

Google Stadia
6.00
James BentleyMar 01, 2021
PixelJunk Raiders is just a few steps away from something I could like. It grabs something that could be good and just makes it feel a little alien.

Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury

Switch
9.00
Austin SutherFeb 25, 2021
Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury is a fantastic package that any Mario fan should own. Super Mario 3D World might not be the most unique Mario, but it sure is fun. With Bowser's Fury as an extra mode, it's a smash hit.

Yupitergrad

PC
7.00
James BentleyFeb 24, 2021
Luckily the time attack mode is such a reason. As the name suggests, this allows you to swing around areas as fast as you can to show off to your friends. It’s a small addition but really means a lot on a platform built for arcadey experiences. The Oculus Quest is truly quite impressive and games like Yupitergrad express that well.

Curse of the Dead Gods

PC
8.00
Cody PetersonFeb 23, 2021
Curse of The Dead Gods is an extremely addicting roguelike that features deeply rewarding and exciting combat mechanics.

The Shadow You

PC
3.00
Tyler ChanceyFeb 22, 2021
Even on the merits of a low-budget first project, The Shadow You flounders between a juvenile angry scribble fueled by eye-rolling angst and a tedious exercise in mediocrity driven into the ground by terrible pacing and ham-handed attempts at shock and terror. As a romance, the leads have no chemistry and no personality.

Nioh 2 – The Complete Edition

PC
8.50
Peter GlagowskiFeb 18, 2021
Players that didn’t gel with Nioh likely won’t find this sequel appealing. Anyone that is liked their first trip through Japan and wants some more Souls-like action would be wise to grab Nioh 2. The PC port isn’t perfect, but some promised updates are coming that will likely improve things. At least on PS5, you’re getting a solid upgrade over the PS4 version that will make things hard to put down.

Shattered - Tale of the Forgotten King

PC
5.00
Joseph AllenFeb 17, 2021
Shattered - Tale of the Forgotten King is brimming with potential. Unfortunately, it's too buggy, boring, and repetitive to realize that potential.

Half Past Fate: Romantic Distancing

Switch
7.00
Courtney EhrenhoflerFeb 16, 2021
Half Past Fate: Romantic Distancing is a cute lockdown love story, with nice enough characters and the world building of Half Past Fate to rely on, but will disappoint those looking for a deeper romance.

Hero-U: Rogue to Redemption

Switch
8.50
Dylan WilbyFeb 15, 2021
Playing Hero-U: Rogue to Redemption is like curling up in front of a fire with a good book: you give yourself to the story. Bugs and obtuse puzzles aren't enough to detract from what's a unique and thoroughly entertaining experience.

Destruction Allstars

PS5
7.00
George FosterFeb 09, 2021
As a free title for PlayStation Plus owners, I can’t recommend Destruction AllStars enough. It’s fantastic fun with vibrant characters and some really fun game modes. If it costs money, it’d be a different story completely, as there’s nowhere near enough balance or content in the game as it stands right now. Stick with this one, I have a feeling it’ll be worth it.

SOLAS 128

Switch
8.00
William WorrallFeb 09, 2021
Solas 128 doesn't hold your hand, and has some insanely hard puzzles. The pure visual and auditory style alone makes it worth struggling through though.

Little Nightmares II

PS4
8.50
Jason RobbinsFeb 09, 2021
If you’re new to the franchise, this is the title that can get you hooked. But if you couldn’t decipher the meaning or purpose behind Little Nightmares’ adventure, this is unlikely to spell out the answers you were searching for. All-in-all, this is a game of introspective reflection and meditation on just what it means to be a child in this terrifyingly confusing world. If that appeals to you, this is a must-buy.

Persona 5 Strikers

PC
6.00
Peter GlagowskiFeb 09, 2021
A surprisingly polished and experimental game for developer Omega Force, Persona 5 Strikers is overall fairly solid but is hampered with clunky pacing and a lackluster plot.

Immortals Fenyx Rising: A new god

PC
7.00
James BentleyFeb 04, 2021
In the first major DLC for Immortals Fenyx Rising, A New God offers a new area and a bunch of puzzles. Unfortunately, it's far too restricted to offer some of the best parts of the base game

Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Earthblood

PS5
3.50
Samuel GuglielmoFeb 04, 2021
Having a hot werewolf can't save Werewolf: The Apocalypse - Earthblood from its many problems. A boring story, super reptitive combat, wonky stealth, and atrocious butt rock are just some of the many issues.

Sarawak

PC
7.50
Courtney EhrenhoflerFeb 03, 2021
Sarawak is an interesting story that sells itself too short, with interesting gameplay and an intriguing premise but ultimately not enough exposition.

Lotus Reverie: First Nexus

PC
7.50
Rhiannon BevanFeb 01, 2021
The first chapter in this series doesn't exactly hit the ground running, but stumbles just long enough to find its footing, eventually recovering to tell a story with more than a little heart

Ryte - The Eye of Atlantis

PC
4.00
George GlynnJan 29, 2021
Ryte attempts to tell a grande scale story in a Myst-inspired toolbox, but loses its own personality in trying to be bigger than what it's capable of, and trying to be smarter than it is.

Bonkies

PS4
9.00
Catherine DellosaJan 28, 2021
Bonkies offers families and friends a hilarious way of playing together through intense cooperation set in the vast unexplored unknown of space. The relaxing background music adds to the overall light-hearted nature of the game, but that’s not to say you can take it easy.

Olija

PC
6.00
William WorrallJan 28, 2021
Olija might not be long and might not have the most interesting combat, but the story and style of the game make it worth playing.

Gods Will Fall

PS4
5.50
Cody PetersonJan 28, 2021
Gods Will Fall really does have some great concepts and ideas, but in practice, they don't work as well as they should. I enjoy the way that it looks and the atmosphere is really wonderful and unique for a genre that is massively popular. My issue though is that Gods Will Fall suffers from pretty weak controls and deeply repetitive nature.

Disjunction

Xbox Series X
9.00
Nick MailletJan 28, 2021
It’s slick, fun, and has a ton of replay value from its reactive story and its often sandbox feeling levels, Disjunction is the complete package. If you're a fan of stealth games, frantic action, or just want to play a cyberpunk game that won’t let you down, then Disjunction is definitely worth checking out.

The Medium

PC
7.50
Nirav GandhiJan 27, 2021
The Medium presents intelligent horror and innovative gameplay inspired by Silent Hill, but far overstays its welcome and fails to provide closure. The split screen mechanics work wonders for new kinds of puzzles, but a myriad of technical issues hinder immersion.

Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy

PS4
9.00
Kate Mitchell JewettJan 26, 2021
Atelier Ryza 2 is an excellent entry in an item-crafting focused JRPG series. It improves on its predecessor via quality-of-life improvements, more in-depth character interactions and a sprawling story. Plus, it's absolutely adorable!