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

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Star Fox Zero Review

  • Return to form with classic gameplay
  • We like the new motion controls
  • Secrets make campaign highly replayable
  • Fun cooperative play
  • New ideas are inconsistent and underdeveloped
  • No multiplayer battle mode
Our Score 7

Dark Souls III Review

  • Rewards hard work with forward progress
  • Tough, but never insurmountable
  • Smartly designed levels
  • Gives players plenty of chances to fast travel
  • More welcoming, but still very tough
  • Menus and some mechanics are still hard to…
  • Earliest level is the most challenging
Our Score 7

Quantum Break Review

  • Generally smooth framerate
  • Great voice/acting cast
  • Mashup of TV and games doesn’t work
  • Boring, often difficult to follow storyline
  • Overreliance on collectible items
  • Poorly designed shooting
  • Game and TV show aren’t interactive enough
Our Score 4

Tom Clancy’s The Division Review

  • Open-world NYC is unsettlingly realistic
  • Well-designed levels and battles
  • Change your play style to fit the situation and…
  • Dark Zone is an intense multiplayer experience
  • Bullet-sponge enemies don’t mesh with tactical…
  • Tons of repetitive busywork required to advance
  • Boring story can’t decide if it wants to be…
  • Endgame is a hamster wheel
Our Score 5

Fire Emblem Fates Special Edition Review

  • Classic strategy RPG gameplay
  • Interesting new art direction
  • Level design feels gimmicky
  • Base-building mechanic is tacked-on
  • Writing lacks depth of past games
Our Score 5

Far Cry Primal Review

  • Ride mammoths, sic saber-tooths, set fires!
  • Stone Age setting is perfect for an open world
  • Big moments are thrilling
  • Freedom to explore and tinker
  • Hunting, crafting, gathering become tedious and…
  • Exciting moments too few and far between
  • “Hunter Vision” over-simplifies core…
Our Score 7

Firewatch Review

  • Smart, well-acted, personal story of loss and love…
  • Hiking through Wyoming’s national forest is…
  • Strange discoveries and dialogue choices make for…
  • The game’s mystery solves itself
  • Choices don’t make much difference to story
  • Disappointingly linear
  • Hiking gameplay gets old in a hurry
Our Score 5

XCOM 2 Review

  • Everything great about Enemy Unknown, made better
  • Deep and rewarding strategic complexity
  • Punishing but fair challenge
  • Beautiful presentation
  • Full modding support at launch
  • None
Our Score 10