1252 Published Reviews
Demon Pit is a fun-size FPS experience that will keep you coming back to the demons for a new high score. It isn't the deepest game and contains a few rough flaws, though.
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020Switch
While there are a few fun games to be played in Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 the majority of the games will disappoint. 8-Bit mode is a nice touch but doesn't add much to the overall package. While for some it could be an enjoyable experience many players will be happier giving this a pass. Maybe 4 more years will be good for it.
Deliver Us the MoonPC
Deliver Us The Moon executes itself very well. The lovely graphics paint a wonderful picture of a futuristic world in disrepair. The story is compelling and would fit well with any Hollywood disaster film. My only major complaint is the length — I beat this game in just under four hours. Deliver Us The Moon redeems the troubled Early Access launch of this 3D adventure game, providing an experience that feels like playing a movie without sacrificing gameplay.
Killer Queen BlackSwitch
While Killer Queen Black is fun in short burst sessions, you won't have too much incentive to come back without cosmetics and a barebones ranking system. Communication with players online can be difficult, but you can maximize your enjoyment of Killer Queen Black with a group of friends.
Call of Duty: Modern WarfareXbox One
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is a no frills upgrade of the game that shaped a generation of FPS, featuring a surprisingly good story and deep weapon customization
Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HDPS4
Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD is a respectable entry into its series. The gameplay is as fun as ever, but camera issues and brevity keep it from becoming a true classic.
But, like a night out with friends, it's all good as long as everyone had fun. And I certainly did. By the end of the six-or-so hour story, I was invested in the characters, touched by narrative's emotional beats, and had laughed out loud more times than I could count. The drink system felt like a missed opportunity, sure, but the intriguing setting, solid voice acting, and downright spectacular writing still made Afterparty a night to remember, and I look forward to whatever Night School Studio has brewing next.
There is no denying Disco Elysium is a game that needs to be played to be believed. It is frankly a refreshing take on detective-based RPG’s, and despite some unnecessary writing beats and a buried narrative surrounded by unique distractions, the oddball charm of Disco Elysium makes it one of the most refreshing role-playing experiences in years. If nothing else, Disco Elysium is a must for role-playing aficionados worldwide to really sink their teeth into.
The Outer WorldsPS4
Obsidian created a universe that’s easy to get lost in. The Outer Worlds oozes personality and charm, and the robust character creator encourages multiple playthroughs just to see how different archetypes affect the gameplay.
The Jackbox Party Pack 6Xbox One
The Jackbox Party Pack 6 comes in with some great games, and a few really forgettable ones. Push the Button does well as a complete departure from the traditional Jackbox Style and Trivia Murder Party 2 and Role Models are a great laugh for a party.
Ghostbusters: The Video Game RemasteredXbox One
Overall, Ghostbusters: The Video Game Remastered is still a good game. Even as someone who never played the original and has only a passing interest in the franchise I ended up mostly enjoying myself. Aside from the terrible AI and the two majorly broken segments of gameplay it literally feels like playing a Ghostbusters movie. If you're not obsessed with squeezing everything out of it I recommend playing on casual difficulty, since the AI is less of an issue in this case.
Stranded Sails - Explorers of the Cursed IslandsPC
If you're an experienced survival game player and you're looking for something to challenge you, Stranded Sails - Explorers of the Cursed Island will not do much to fill that need. If you're buying this game for a younger gamer in your life or you're brand-spanking new to the survival genre, then Stranded Sails serves as an excellent introduction. Stranded Sails is a great survival experience for young gamers or people new to the genre, but experienced players will find little in the way of appreciable challenge.
Felix The ReaperPC
All this style helps Felix the Reaper stand out when its puzzles aren't quite holding it up as well. More variety could have made this one of the puzzle greats worth dying for. Still, if you're a fan of moving things around and are up for having a groovy time, Felix the Reaper is worth playing. Just don't make me dance again.
Neo Cab takes a dark, cynical look at a near future dominated by one megacorporation. For as bleak as it is, there's a level of catharsis to be found in its narrative, which mostly unfolds in the backseat of the protagonist's car.
The Bradwell ConspiracyPC
The Bradwell Conspiracy is like a fun-size candy bar: you love it for the short time that it exists and you wish that it has more substance. I’m terribly disappointed in the final product, and I hesitate to recommend it to anyone. If you’ve found the trailers or previews intriguing, consider your purchase carefully — you’re liable to walk away unfulfilled.
That is pretty much all you can ask for with a racing simulator. This isn't a game I would normally play, but for racing fans looking for a pure experience without many gimmicks attached, GRID is a solid choice to pick up. It also serves as a good starting point for those curious about these types of racing games. The small changes of accessibility go a long way here for GRID, which puts it in a sweet spot that can cater to both fans and newcomers alike.
Trine 4: The Nightmare PrinceXbox One
Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince's bad combat and clunky controls can't bring down an immensely satisfying experience. With excellent puzzles, clever new mechanics, and sumptuous visuals, Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince is another superlative entry into an increasingly underrated series.
Indivisible has some fantastic art and one of the most fun combat systems I've gotten to play with in an RPG. It's a shame it's brought down by a boring story, terrible writing, confusing moments, and some absolutely atrocious platforming
It's not often a horror game like this comes around. While that sort of statement is pretty common, Overland has so much creativity and intrigue in one package. From the haunting soundtrack and bleak character interactions, to lightning-fast stealth gameplay. Overland is by far one of the best games available on Apple Arcade at the moment. It's a miserable yet intriguing experience that should be played by any fans of strategy, horror, or roguelike games. Just try to avoid crashing your car.
Code Vein provides a very casual Souls-like experience which will be perfect for the right sort of person. Minor bugs, and clunky JRPG-style exposition aside the game is a breeze to play through.
Blasphemous is a beautifully haunting game. The mechanics are solid but they bring very little new to the table. At the same time, the world is interesting and the theme is pretty intriguing. If you’re into Metroidvania and the prospect of exploring a world of profanity, blasphemy, and violence fascinates you, Blasphemous will be up your alley.
The Legend of Zelda: Link's AwakeningSwitch
Link's Awakening takes everything excellent about the original release and adds a fantastic shine to it. This already might have been one of the best Zelda titles to date, and it's only improved here.
Gunvolt Chronicles: Luminous Avenger iXSwitch
Luminous Avenger iX is the first spin-off title in the Azure Striker Gunvolt franchise, and its quality justifies more sequels down the line. Combat forces you move fast and accurately, but it’s forgiving enough at first so you can learn the ropes. The system allows you to feel as cool as you look. Fans of Mega Man X should look into giving this title a try, as it ticks all the boxes a good action platformer should. It won’t shake the foundations of gaming, as it’s held back by weak narrative and characters, but the core gameplay hits the target with flying colors.
It fails to create a cohesive or interesting main plot, struggles visually, and relies heavily on stereotypes and poor narrative cheats at times that hamper any choices and consequences that do work. Yet, it is a game that is uniquely charming in all its faults, has refined its mechanics, and has found a way to be appealing through the passion that is clearly poured into the screen. It is not an instant classic, but GreedFall will be a cult favorite among RPG fanatics, and really shows the growth of Spiders as they continue to inch closer to prominence in the big-budget RPG market.
DON'T GIVE UP: A Cynical TalePC
Even as an extremely linear experience, DON’T GIVE UP: A Cynical Tale feels empty. The act of walking makes up a sizeable chunk of the gameplay. Even a scant few puzzle sections and an entertaining soundtrack can’t make that fun. A New Game + mode is available but being so linear, it’s tough to imagine ever wanting to retread this path.