Madden NFL 20 brings Ultimate Team and Franchise mode to the next level thanks to the overhauled player ratings system and easy-to-follow progression. But the run game feels like a cheat code, and the new career mode is underwhelming.
Wolfenstein: Youngblood introduces the Blazkowicz twins, Jess and Soph, as well as co-op, RPG-style progression, and non-linear missions. It stumbles at times, but when you’re deep in the fight with a friend by your side, Youngblood can be great fun.
Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 crams 30-plus heroes and more than a dozen villains into one familiar story. Though impressive in scope, the button mashing combat grows stale and the RPG elements are severely underutilized.
Days Gone’s predictable story is littered with repetitive missions, shoddy stealth and gunplay, and needless survival mechanics. It’s riddled with performance issues, like janky animations and consistent framerate drops.
MLB The Show 19’s major game modes and core gameplay feel very familiar to last year, with the exception of some welcome fielding improvements. However, the new March to October mode shines, offering a fresh way to experience a season.
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice ditches some elements of From Software’s Souls formula, but make no mistake: This is the hardest game the studio has ever made, and it will kick your butt until you’re ready to cry. It makes victory that much sweeter.
During our hands-on with the Nintendo Labo VR Kit, fears of a gimmicky product from Nintendo were quickly dispelled. While not a direct competitor to Oculus or HTCs own headsets, Labo VR brings a clever, new way to experience VR that makes for the perfect addition to the Nintendo Switch.
After 55 hours with The Division 2, it’s clear that Ubisoft has improved on the original in almost every way. The world is richly detailed, the story missions are wonderful, gunplay and enemy design are great, and the endgame content is worth sticking around for.