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The main cat from Stray looking into the foreground with cyberpunk buildings behind him

Stray review: Sci-fi cat game is much more than an adorable meme

Stray isn't just an adorable cat game. It's a thoughtful sci-fi story about the intersection of the natural and mechanical world.
An As Dusk Falls character looks concerned in the diner at night.

As Dusk Falls review: Xbox’s atypical narrative adventure leaves a strong mark

As Dusk Falls' motion comic-like presentation and compelling crime drama narrative help it stand out in the narrative adventure game space.
A plaza in Escape Academy.

Escape Academy review: Escape room fun, minus the stakes

Escape Academy lovingly recreates the joys of real-world escape rooms, though it struggles to create stakes.
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Yurukill: The Calumniation Games review: The whole is less than the sum of its parts

Yurukill: The Calumniation has engaging gameplay mechanics in the spur of the moment, but it's missing a narrative justification that ties them all together.
The Razer Kishi V2 holds a phone playing Cyberpunk 2077.

Razer Kishi V2 review: Mobile gaming controller borrows from the best

Razer Kishi V2 copies Backbone's notes, but is ultimately one of the best mobile gaming controllers on the market.
Three Hopes characters on a stylized purple background.

Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes review: Don’t underestimate this Switch standout

Though Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes lacks variety, it makes up for that with surprising RPG depth worthy of the Three Houses' throne.
Neon White's main character poses by pointing a finger.

Neon White review: Creative shooter is a heavenly delight

Neon White is a sharp takedown of religious fanaticism that revels in its sinfully entertaining card-based gun-platforming.
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge review: A shell of a time

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge is a game that welcomes both Turtles fans and beat-'em-up lovers alike.
Donkey Kong charging across the field.

Mario Strikers: Battle League review: I’m sensing a trend

Mario Strikers: Battle League is yet another Switch game that delivers excellent bones and no meat.
Kao the Kangaroo punches frogs.

Kao the Kangaroo review: An obscure but welcome revival

Kao the Kangaroo nails the basics of gameplay, so it's an enjoyable retro revival despite a lackluster story.
Karl Fairburne in Sniper Elite 5.

Sniper Elite 5 review: Your senator’s going to freak out

Sniper Elite 5 delivers a fresh take on World War 2 with its immersive sim hooks, even if it doesn't have anything new to say about the conflict.
An astronaut shooting a laser in Hardspace: Shipbreaker.

Hardspace: Shipbreaker review: Solidarity in space

Hardspace: Shipbreaker is a one-of-a-kind anti-puzzle game that's not afraid to advocate for workers' rights.
Leysha sits over a body in Vampire: The Masquerade - Swansong.

Vampire: The Masquerade – Swansong review: A dense meal

Vampire: The Masquerade -- Swansong is an impressive narrative RPG that isn't too friendly to World of Darkness newcomers.
Hiroki holds his sword in front of his face in Trek to Yomi

Trek to Yomi review: Moving story cuts through weak action

Trek to Yomi's combat may get stale, but its story of a samurai traveling through the land of the dead is surprisingly engaging.
A Mii hits a tennis ball in Nintendo Switch Sports.

Nintendo Switch Sports review: Some things never get old

Nintendo Switch Sports is as fun as the series has ever been, even if some of its more complex minigames miss the mark.
Quill jumps into a fight in Moss: Book 2.

Moss: Book 2 review: Modest VR mouse becomes mighty

Moss: Book 2 makes one of VR's best adventure games even better with small, but impactful improvements.
Rey explors Ahch-To in Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga.

Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga review: Focus, Padawan

Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga features a massive galactic sandbox that's fun to explore, but also lacks focus.
Someone shoots an explosive in Weird West.

Weird West review: Turning the old West into a sandbox

Weird West tells its engrossing story in a unique way, giving players a front-row seat to the consequences of their actions.
The Dragon Lord in Tiny Tina's Wonderlands.

Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands review: We’re not on Pandora anymore

Tiny Tina's Wonderlands is a delightful Borderlands spinoff that paves a path toward new expansions of the franchise.
Kirby drills a mole in Kirby and the Forgotten Land.

Kirby and the Forgotten Land review: Waddle Dee-lightful

Kirby and the Forgotten Land is a carefree puzzle-platformer that's eager to make you smile.
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Rune Factory 5 review: A farmer’s life for me

Rune Factory 5 should satisfy fans and cozy game enthusiasts, but its not quite as friendly for newcomers.
A spirit in a yellow raincoat stands on a street in Ghostwire: Tokyo.

Ghostwire: Tokyo review: Folklore becomes freak show

Ghostwire: Tokyo makes up for its generic structure with an engrossing world built around Japanese folklore.
A small fox looks up at a statue in Tunic.

Tunic review: Not-so-fantastic Mr. Fox

Frustratingly obtuse from its start, the most difficult thing about Tunic is progressing after getting stuck.
Kevin Owens punches Rey Mysterio in WWE 2K22.

WWE 2K22 review: Don’t like the show? Book it yourself

WWE 2K22 is a robust wrestling simulator that gives players enough creative tools to fantasy book their own promotion.
Serenoa stands next to the scales of conviction in Triangle Strategy.

Triangle Strategy review: Fun tactics, when it lets you play

Triangle Strategy has the bones of a great tactics game, but its obsession with dense political lore weighs it down.
A Mazda Rx 7 drifts in the rain on a Tokyo Expressway in Gran Turismo 7.

Gran Turismo 7 review: Pomp and circumstance

Gran Turismo 7 is a gorgeous and comprehensive driving simulator not for the faint of heart.
A Lotus Elise GT1 parked on the Yokohama track.

Grid Legends review: Driven, but derivative

Grid Legends is a serviceable racing game launching between two genre powerhouses.
A character sits in front of a glowing, yellow orb in Elden Ring.

Elden Ring review: Even the haters will be impressed

Elden Ring offers the best open-world exploration since Breath of the Wild, though its issues are hard to fully ignore.
The hero of Monark holds a sword.

Monark review: Great RPG ideas, bad execution

Monark is a tactical role-playing game that has a lot of good ideas, but runs out of steam quickly.
Aloy climbs a cliff in Horizon Forbidden West.

Horizon Forbidden West review: Rise of the machines

Horizon Forbidden West solidifies the Horizon franchise as one of PlayStation's top-tier exclusives.
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The King of Fighters XV review: The king still rules

The King of Fighters XV is a great fighter from a classic series, but lacks in the single-player department.
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Lost Ark review: Amazon’s new MMO is worth the long haul

Lost Ark brings a lot of content that can be enjoyed without putting any money into the game.
Sifu's main character jumping over a table as two enemies attack.

Sifu review: A perfect balance of style and difficulty

Although challenging at times, Sifu's rewarding combat and progression loop make it one of this year's best games so far.
The player character and his friends overlook Radlandia.

OlliOlli World review: The gnarliest game of 2022

OlliOlli World is an addictive skateboarding game that rivals the best 2D platformers of the last decade.