July 7th, 2014
Valiant Hearts: The Great War is at its best when it’s providing an emotional, deep take on World War I, and at its worst when it shoehorns in video game conventions like boss fights — but overall, it’s a beautiful, resonant experience.
July 3rd, 2014
Sniper Elite 3 gets its sniping pretty right, but all the things it gets wrong keep it from reaching its…
June 30th, 2014
The Company of Heroes 2: Western Front Armies DLC expands the offerings of Company of Heroes 2 without losing the…
June 28th, 2014
Editor’s Note: This article also appears on The Escapist. I don’t like Wing Commander: Privateer as much as I did…
June 26th, 2014
Mega Man meets Ducktales, meets Super Mario Brothers 3, meets Castlevania, meets Kirby’s Adventure, meets Zelda 2, meets Ninja Gaiden? I can dig that.
June 6th, 2014
Among The Sleep’s premise, presentation and art style create a memorable world and deliver a story in an intriguing way, although the game fails to fully explore its scary possibilities.
May 29th, 2014
Monochroma is a puzzle platformer that struggles with the two most important aspects of a puzzle platformer: The puzzles and the platforming
May 28th, 2014
Watch Dogs shows flashes of brilliance, but underneath them, it’s mostly a decently functional open world game with gimmicks thrown in.
May 27th, 2014
Tropico 5 is the best installment in the Caribbean strategy-sim series so far, but its rush to simplify things may…
May 20th, 2014
Lovecraft and Poe inform an eerie point-and-click in The Last Door, and it does a great job of bringing scares as well as dread to players.
May 20th, 2014
Transistor’s minimal story and early gameplay make it hard to want to continue, but if you’re willing to put in the time, there’s some deep customization and story to be had.
May 19th, 2014
The latest entry in the Wolfenstein series combines the best mechanics from the last generation’s shooters into something that offers players tons of versatility in how they play.
May 14th, 2014
Telltale continues firing with both barrels in the third episode of The Walking Dead Season 2, and Clementine continues to evolve into a strong, though young, leader.
May 7th, 2014
Kingston’s latest entry into the headset market, the HyperX Cloud, is a great choice for gaming, but not so much…
May 6th, 2014
The prequel/sequel DLC to last year’s first-person horror title Outlast is a leaner take on the original’s scares, and can get pretty disturbing.
April 29th, 2014
Providing procedurally generated mazes filled with ghosts, Daylight delivers lots of scares and tension, even if it’s fairly similar to many other games in the current horror crop.
April 28th, 2014
Ubisoft Montreal’s downloadable title delivers a nostalgic JRPG journey with a beautiful presentation — but it feels thin throughout.
April 15th, 2014
Deus Ex: The Fall might be an impressive offering on mobile, but its PC port is buggy. That’s especially disappointing because there’s a decent game underneath the problems.
April 3rd, 2014
Dark Souls 2 matches and in some cases surpasses its stellar predecessors in nearly every meaningful way
March 28th, 2014
With its final piece of BioShock Infinite content, Irrational Games wraps up BioShock and BioShock Infinite into a single continuity and retcons a lot of other stuff for some reason.
March 27th, 2014
Diablo 3’s Reaper of Souls expansion adds a lot to the game, but it actually changes very little. Despite its…
March 24th, 2014
Collectible card games aren’t a new genre, but Blizzard is revolutionizing the way they’re played digitally with Hearthstone. Most CCGs…
March 20th, 2014
Second Son sure looks the part of a next gen Infamous, but does the gameplay match up to the visual spectacle?
March 18th, 2014
If there’s a key to an effective arcade shooter, it’s having responsive, intuitive mobility at the player’s control. Vlambeer’s Luftrausers…
March 14th, 2014
There’s often a singular joy in some of Titanfall’s best moments. Leaping into the air as a Pilot, skimming a…
March 4th, 2014
The second installment of The Walking Dead Season 2 keeps most of its gameplay and puzzle-solving subtle, requiring players and Clementine to navigate how they’ll deal with the story’s other characters.
March 4th, 2014
South Park: The Stick of Truth winds up being overly reverential and fixated on shock-value gross-out humor, but big fans of the show will still have a blast.
February 27th, 2014
It’s been almost 10 years since the last game starring the master thief named Garrett, but the intervening decade hasn’t…
February 17th, 2014
Though we know the conclusion of this prequel DLC, Naughty Dog does a phenomenal job continuing to grow its great characters.
February 11th, 2014
Lightning really should have only struck once.
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