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A character ina yellow shirt points off screen in Arzette: The Jewel of Faramore.

Arzette: The Jewel of Faramore is an honest love letter to the worst Zelda games

We played a bit of Arzette: The Jewel of Faramore, a wild and sincere love letter to the Zelda series' most infamous games.
Key art for Starfield

The best video games of September 2023: Starfield, Cyberpunk, and more

Seele with red eyes using Ultimate with blue light

How to get the most out of Honkai: Star Rail’s polarizing auto-battle system

A dragon roars in Dragon's Dogma 2.

Dragon’s Dogma 2 delivers exactly what you’re expecting: more Dragon’s Dogma

Resident Evil Village

I played Resident Evil Village on an iPad and it blew me away

Alan Wake stands in front of a movie theater in Alan Wake 2.

Alan Wake 2’s Sam Lake explains Twin Peaks: The Return’s ‘bold’ influence

Villagers fish on a pier in Mineko's Night Market.

Take a break from September’s loudest games with this cat-filled indie charmer

weird west leaving game pass september 2023 art

Play Xbox Game Pass’ weirdest game before it leaves on September 30

A black Xbox Series X and controller against a black background.

Leaked Xbox controller could fix the most underwhelming thing about the Series X

Ada Wong holds a gun in Resident Evil 4: Separate Ways.

Resident Evil 4: Separate Ways leaves me hopeful for a Resident Evil 6 remake

A view through the drivers side door of a car, with a single point of light breaking up the black background.

Hop in. Unraveling the mysteries of Pacific Drive in the rusty car that inspired it

An ominous red portal opens up in a field in the Mortal Kombat 1 trailer.

Mortal Kombat 1 already teased a sequel. Here are 5 key takeaways from the ending

Cloud rides a Chocobo in Final Fantasy VII Rebirth.

I rode a Chocobo and befriended a dolphin in Final Fantasy VII Rebirth

We rode Chocobos and teamed up with a friendly dolphin in an eclectic first demo of Final Fantasy VII Rebirth.
Players fight in a vault in Payday 3

You can pay more to play this fall’s biggest games early, but there’s a big catch

More games are letting buyers who preorder pricey premium editions play a few days early, but the growing trend comes with some headaches.
Key art for Starfield

I made my own Starfield radio station for your space exploration needs

Starfield is quite an adventure, but there was something missing: a Fallout-style radio station. So we took matters into our own hands.
Key art for Song of Nunu: A League of Legends Story.

Get an exclusive new look at Song of Nunu: A League of Legends Story

We have an exclusive new trailer for Song of Nunu: A League of Legends Story, along with new insight into Riot Forge's spinoff strategy.
A player plays Mars After Midnight on a Playdate.

Lucas Pope’s Mars After Midnight changed my mind about the Playdate

Lucas Pope's Mars After Midnight turns Papers, Please into a bite-sized sci-fi game that's perfect for the Playdate.
Mario and friends zip through a race course in Mario Kart 8.

What games will Nintendo Switch 2 launch with? We have some ideas

According to reports, the Nintendo Switch 2 might be on the horizon. So we put together a dream list of launch day games.
EMBARGOED FOR 9/15 8 AM PT Peter attacks enemies with the Symbiote Suit in Marvel's Spider-Man 2.

Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 is a more sinister superhero power fantasy

During a two hour demo of Marvel’s Spider-Man 2, we got to see exactly how Insomniac is doubling down on its superhero power fantasy.
Cars race together in F-Zero 99.

F-Zero 99 isn’t the revival I dreamed of, but it’s a good start

F-Zero 99 isn't exactly the revival we dreamed of, but there are some good ideas in the Switch's new freebie.
Gameplay from Persona 5 Tactica

Persona 5 Tactica is making the tactics genre more approachable than ever

Whether you're a Persona die-hard, a tactics aficionado, or a newcomer to either, Persona 5 Tactica is feeling like a great entry point.
Venom in Marvel's Spider-Man 2.

Everything announced at the September 2023 State of Play

Here's every PS5 and PSVR2 announcement made during the September 2023 State of Play, including Final Fantasy VII Rebirth.
Key art for Mortal Kombat 1 shows Liu Kang.

Mortal Kombat 1’s story mode shares strengths and weaknesses with superhero movies

Mortal Kombat 1's story mode is an action-film romp that feels a lot like a Marvel movie, for better and for worse.
Key art for Starfield

You don’t need an Xbox Series X to play Starfield. Here’s how

Starfield isn't just locked to Xbox Series X/S. These are some of the other ways you can play Microsoft's big new exclusive without a new console.
Key art for Gunbrella shows a man with an umbrella gun.

Gunbrella is another bloody B-movie in Devolver’s video game grindhouse

Gunbrella is another bloody B-movie throwback in publisher Devolver Digital's growing video game grindhouse.
Detective Pikachu and a Slowpoke wearing a cowboy hat.

Every summer 2023 gaming showcase: full schedule of live streams

With E3 canceled, it was a busy summer. Here's a full list of every video game showcase that happened in its place.
A plaza in Escape Academy.

Escape Academy: The Complete Edition solves the sleeper hit’s biggest puzzle

Escape Academy: The Complete Edition is out now and we think it's the best way to play one of 2022's best sleeper hits.
The main character of Assassin's Creed: Mirage perches on a ledge and looks out over the city of Baghdad.

Assassin’s Creed Mirage takes the series back to 2007 in all the right ways

We played a few hours of Assassin's Creed Mirage and were transported back to our 2007 glory days.
A Cadillac shoots down a road in Forza Motorsport.

Forza Motorsport might be the most approachable racing simulator ever

Forza Motorsport aims to bring more players into the racing simulation genre with a more approachable design philosophy that we're already loving.
An astronaut stands on the moon in Starfield.

Starfield gets the most mileage out of an overused sci-fi trend

A recent trend in sci-fi storytelling is already starting to feel overused, but Starfield understands how to use that concept to make its story more impactful.
A ship lands on a planet in Starfield.

Starfield is a success. What does that mean for the future of Xbox?

Starfield is already a hit for Microsoft, but Xbox's new challenge will come from following up on it consistently.
An astronaut stands on the moon in Starfield.

If you love Starfield, try this sci-fi gem on Xbox Game Pass next

If Starfield has you in a sci-fi mood, this standout Game Pass gem should be next in your queue.
A space explorer stands in front of a mountain range in Starfield.

If Starfield isn’t great, what is? Here’s what makes a game extraordinary

With Starfield reviews setting off an age-old debate about game criticism, here's an inside peek into how we dissect games at Digital Trends.
A group of four adventures stands on the ends of a cliff in Baldur's Gate 3.

Baldur’s Gate 3 dev dishes on mods, upcoming epilogues, and Xbox Series S struggles

We spoke with Swen Vincke, CEO of Larian Studios, about what's next for Baldur's Gate 3 and why the Xbox Series S is a challenge for the team.

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