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World of Warcraft Classic review: Waste your time

Fifteen years after release, why is it that World of Warcraft Classic can so easily recapture a world that slowly left it behind? Its divisive art style has helped it stand the test of time, but the same can't be said about its core mechanics. There's still lots to love here, but plenty to loath as well.
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FIFA 20 review: Volta brings flair to the familiar

FIFA 20 largely keeps teh franchise's standard pitch-based soccer intact with iterative mechanical changes, but it thrives in the street-based Volta Football mode, which is great for longtime fans and newcomers. The Frostbite engine is starting to show its age, however, and the game could use a new coat of paint.
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The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening review

The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening is a near-perfect remake of one of the best Zelda games. With a beautiful new art style, plenty of welcome improvements, and a ton more collectibles to find, Link's Awakening is brilliant for both newcomers and longtime fans. Chamber Dungeons is a dud, though.
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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare hands-on

After playing the beta, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare's core mechanics feel as good as ever. The discovery of potentially predatory microtransactions, however, could undermine the experience. With microtransactions sullying the gameplay of Black Ops 4, we can only hope player criticism has been heard.
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Madden NFL 20 review: Get ready to run

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 Face of the Franchise career mode is contrived and underwhelming.
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Final Fantasy XIV Shadowbringers review: Embrace the shadow

With the launch of the latest FFXIV expansion near, we dove into Early Access to get a taste of what to expect. With a shift in the story and tons of new content, we found that Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers builds upon the critically acclaimed MMO in all the right ways. It's a contender for the best expansion yet.
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Sega Genesis Mini review: As good as you remember

Taking us back to the glory days of Sega versus Nintendo, the Sega Genesis Mini proves to be the most charming way to play some of the very best Genesis games today. The only thing it's missing is the handy rewind feature, which is a disappointing omission.
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NBA 2K20 review: Double dribble

For the first time in 2K series history, the story mode is engaging and meaningful in NBA 2K20. That's progress, and so is the inclusion of WNBA teams and players. Other than those important additions, however, NBA 2K20 feels like a lateral move on the court and in its most popular game modes.
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Monster Hunter World: Iceborne review: It won’t leave you cold

Colossal in both scope and enjoyment, Monster Hunter World: Iceborne is more than the average expansion. A fun story complements the interesting new biome, while the monster list includes both old favorites and compelling new monsters to topple. Iceborne is a formidable, constantly rewarding challenge.
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Gears 5 review: A much-needed win for Xbox

Gears of War 4 showed The Coalition could trace from Epic Games' work, but Gears 5 proves that the studio is capable of creating an innovative game all by itself. Huge leaps in storytelling, fantastic competitive multiplayer, and several cooperative options all add up to one of the best games on Xbox One.
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Blair Witch hands-on preview

With chilling environments, limited resources, and a near-constant blur between the lines of reality and delusion, the Blair Witch game takes you to the Black Hills Forest and challenges you to face your own fears while tackling the dark past of main character Ellis.
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Control video game review

Remedy Entertainment’s Control is a mysterious paranormal adventure that occasionally loses sight of its goal in a wave of frenetic action. The basic combat loop and world work well, but it feels like the first step in a potential franchise that can more fully flesh out its best ideas.
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Wolfenstein: Youngblood Review

Wolfenstein: Youngblood introduces the Blazkowicz twins, Jess and Soph, as well as co-op, RPG-style progression, and non-linear missions. When you’re deep in the fight with a friend by your side, Youngblood can be great fun.
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Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order review

Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 crams 30-plus heroes and more than a dozen heroes into one familiar story. Though impressive in scope, the button mashing combat grows stale and the RPG elements are severely underutilized. It’s fun to play with friends on the couch, but don’t expect much depth.
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Super Mario Maker 2 review

Super Mario Maker 2 improves on its predecessor in virtually every way, offering a robust level design toolkit to make your side-scrolling Mario dreams come true. It’s an equally lavish experience for those who just want to play. The lengthy campaign alone is worth the price of admission.
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Cyberpunk 2077 looks like an astonishing evolution for action RPGs

Cyberpunk 2077's E3 2019 gameplay presentation once again pushed the envelope for open world RPGs. From staggeringly cool hacking mechanics to fluid first-person gunplay to a dizzying degree of customization, Cyberpunk 2077's latest hour long demo has us more excited than ever to enter this dystopia.
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Fortnite: Battle Royale review

Fortnite’s building mechanic is still its shining feature almost two years later. The constant changes to the map, weapons, and gameplay modes make for a consistently intriguing experience — at the expense of the development team.
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Rage 2 Review

Bethesda Studios puts Avalanche Studios in the driver's seat in the second attempt at the world of Rage. Rage 2 sticks the landing when turning you into a postapocalyptic superhero, but doesn’t inspire much confidence in the things Avalanche is known for.
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Days Gone review

Days Gone’s predictable but well-written 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. Days Gone is the first truly disappointing PS4 exclusive.
Mortal Kombat 11 review

Mortal Kombat 11 review

Mortal Kombatt 11 reinforces NetherRealm Studios’ status as the greatest western fighting developer on the planet, building on what made Mortal Kombat X so great while adding in a few new tricks. If you can only buy one fighting game this year, make it this one and save yourself the hassle.
MLB The Show 19 review

MLB The Show 19 review

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, engaging way to experience a season without having to sink dozens of hours into it.
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Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice review

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, especially if you use the plethora of new tools, skills, and abilities at your disposal.
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Nintendo Labo VR Headset Hands-on Review

During our hands-on with the Nintendo Labo VR Kit, fears of a gimmicky product from Nintendo were quickly dispelled. Labo VR brings a clever, new way to experience VR that makes for the perfect addition to the Nintendo Switch.
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The Division 2 review

After spending 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 when the story wraps.
Apex Legends Review

Apex Legends review

Since its launch, Apex Legends has amassed incredible popularity. The free-to-play battle royale from Respawn Entertainment has improved on the genre, bringing features and an approach that we haven’t quite seen before. It’s been a month since its release ... does it still shape up?
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Anthem review

Anthem is an online shooter from BioWare that’s been compared to games such as Warframe, Destiny, and even Borderlands 2. It’s already proven to have a stunning open-world with action-packed combat that distinguishes itself with its story, characters, and lore. But will it continue to invest in those things as we get closer to the end game?
Far Cry New Dawn review

Far Cry New Dawn review

Far Cry New Dawn is essentially an extension of Far Cry 5 than a full blown sequel. It outshines its predecessor, though, in many ways. It makes better use of the open world by focusing on scavenging and crafting, and this makes the post-apocalyptic Hope County far more rewarding. It could use a better story though.
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Metro Exodus review

Metro Exodus moves the action out of the Moscow subway system and across a devastated Russia, but 4A Games’ latest shooter didn’t forget what made the series so beloved in the first place. Only occasional technical and structural issues hamper what is the best Metro game to date.
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‘Kingdom Hearts III’ review

Kingdom Hearts 3 features seven dazzling Disney and Pixar worlds to explore. This time around, the wondrous combat matches the magic of the scenery and characters. The overall plot is predictably convoluted, but hanging out with Sora, Donald, and Goofy once again is a near constant joy.
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‘Dead Cells’ Review

Dead Cells is an indie game that blends elements from roguelite and Metroidvania genres to bring fast-paced combat pace, a complex progression system, and gameplay with plenty of secrets to uncover. Prepare to test your patience and your skill with this chaotic indie from Motion Twin.
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‘Resident Evil 2’ review

2019’s Resident Evil 2 remake brings the legendary Raccoon City incident to a new generation of players, acting both as a nostalgic throwback and a thoroughly modern horror game with some of the best visuals of the generation and best-in-class sound and environmental design.
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New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe review

New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe bundles two distinct Mario Wii U experiences into one package. New Super Mario Bros. U has some of the series’ best designed levels, and New Super Luigi U packs the toughest test the franchise has seen in decades. Both are brilliant, inventive, and endlessly charming.
Gear Club Unlimited 2 review

Gear Club Unlimited 2 review

Gear Club Unlimited 2 arrived exclusively on the Nintendo Switch with it comes over 50 licensed cars, customizable driving mechanics, online and local multiplayer, and the chance to fulfill your dream of becoming a professional race car driver.
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‘Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’ review

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is a loving tribute to Nintendo and gaming history. A terrific multiplayer fighter in its own right, even single-player fans have plenty to love this time. Extra DLC characters will flesh out the already enormous roster of famous fighters and will keep Switch owners occupied for a long time.