Editors' Choice

We review hundreds of products in a wide range of categories each year. Here's the best of the best in games.

Civilization VI review

As other series rise and fall, Civilization endures as a PC strategy essential. 25 years on, Civilization VI is a master class in why. See Full Review »

Our Score 9

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Song of the Deep Review

  • Made for all games, but isn’t dumbed down
  • Well-crafted world map
  • Nice cutscene artwork
  • Narration can feel mechanical
  • Floaty controls
  • Very buggy even after day one patch
  • Environments inadvertently interfere with…
Our Score 4

Inside Review

  • Unsettling and atmospheric
  • Short and sweet, with room for replays
  • Perfectly tuned gameplay and presentation
  • Challenging but not punishing
  • Gameplay follows ‘Limbo’ formula
Our Score 9

Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens Review

  • Great story-expanding—canon!—content
  • Fun new blaster battles
  • Multi-Builds add depth, variety
  • Brimming with Star Wars fan-service
  • Lacks true innovation
Our Score 8

Mighty No. 9 Review

  • Classic Mega Man gameplay from its creator
  • Uninspired gameplay
  • Simple, unappealing visuals
  • Bugs, bugs, bugs
Our Score 4

Mirror's Edge: Catalyst Review

  • Still has that fun parkour gameplay
  • A diverse cast of characters
  • Little variation in side-content
  • Bad “runners vision” UI
  • Extra modes and multiplayer feels tacked on
  • Open world doesn’t work for this game
Our Score 5

Overwatch: Origins Edition Review

  • Beautiful integration of team play, varying roles…
  • Characters are distinct and interesting
  • Any gamer can learn to play
  • Matches feel positive and engaging
  • Huge roster of characters
  • Expensive ($60) for having no single player
  • Maps and game modes feel very similar
Our Score 8

Doom (2016) Review

  • Fast gameplay
  • Knows what it is
  • Fresh multiplayer modes
  • Solid level editor
  • Extremely repetitive
  • Boring story
  • Too gory
Our Score 7

Uncharted 4: A Thief's End Review

  • Stunning visuals
  • Great storytelling
  • Surprisingly deep multiplayer
  • Reliably fun gameplay
  • New “open” environments fall flat
  • Gameplay is predictable
Our Score 8