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Xenoblade Chronicles 3 is surprisingly newcomer-friendly

Those new to Xenoblade may worry that they need to play the first two games to enjoy the third. Well, you don't.
1 hour ago
Two characters stand back to back near a robot.

What’s next for PS5 after God of War Ragnarok? These are the games to watch

The PS5's game library is a bit of a mystery after God of War Ragnarok launches in November. Here's what's definitively in the pipeline.
3 hours ago
Kratos and his son stare down a wolf in God of War Ragnarok.

Live A Live delivers unique, though inconsistent, RPG storytelling

We went hands on with four of Live A Live's characters and found a unique, though inconsistent, RPG experience.
1 day ago
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More retro games should adopt Sonic Origins’ Anniversary Mode

Anniversary Mode in Sonic Origins gave me an easier time playing the classic Sonic games than the Sega Genesis did.
3 days ago
Sonic stands tall in Sonic Origins.

I don’t need Starfield because I have The Outer Worlds

Starfield has potential, but its red flags make me appreciate another sci-fi RPG even more: The Outer Worlds.
3 days ago
The spacer looks out over a vast horizon in The Outer Worlds 2 key art.

Every video game delay that’s happened in 2022

From Breath of the Wild 2 to Starfield and more, this is every significant video game delay that has happened in 2022 so far.
4 days ago
Promo art for the vampire shooter Redfall.

Marvel’s Avengers Mighty Thor update lets me down for the last time

The Jane Foster's Mighty Thor update for Marvel's Avengers is meant to reengage lapsed players but had the opposite effect on me.
4 days ago
Jane Foster and Thor both wield Mjolnir while fighting enemies.

Klonoa Phantasy Reverie Series producer hints at future remasters

In an interview, Ryo Ishida explains that bringing Klonoa to a new generation was no small feat.
5 days ago
Screenshot from Klonoa Phantasy Reverie Series of Klonoa looking at Huepow in front of a forest.

My Steam Deck and Nintendo Switch live in harmony. Yours should too

There's no reason to pit the Steam Deck and Nintendo Switch against one another; they're soulmates.
6 days ago
A Steam Deck sits next to a Switch OLED.

Cuphead: The Delicious Last Course makes the whole game better

The Delicious Last Course isn't just a new content drop for Cuphead -- it's a Trojan horse full of quality of life improvements.
June 30, 2022
Cuphead fights a snow wizard in Cuphead: The Delicious Last Course.

The best video games of June 2022: TMNT, Fire Emblem, and more

From Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge to Neon White, don't miss out on these games from June 2022.
June 30, 2022
An image of the TMNT in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge.

We ranked every game included in Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection

Capcom announced the Mega Man Battle Network Legacy Collection, so here are all of the games in it ranked from worst to best.
June 29, 2022
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This $450 Android phone handles Diablo Immortal far better than you’d expect

The $450 Samsung Galaxy A53 isn't a flagship gaming phone, so does that mean it can't handle Diablo Immortal? We played it and were surprised by the results.
June 29, 2022
Diablo Immortal on the Samsung Galaxy A53.

Stardew Valley’s influence on gaming is only becoming stronger

It’s time to recognize Stardew Valley for what it really is: one of the most influential games of the last decade.
June 28, 2022
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Everything announced at the June 2022 Nintendo Direct Mini Partner Showcase

This is everything that was announced at the Nintendo Direct Mini Partner Showcase on June 28.
June 28, 2022
Mario, Rabbid Peach, and more characters pose in Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope key art.

Pick up these 7 great Switch games before Nintendo’s big eShop sale ends

Nintendo's big summer Switch sale is filled with 2021 hits. Here are the deals you should keep your eye on.
June 27, 2022
Lego rey fighting kylo.

Our 4 biggest predictions for the June Nintendo Direct Mini

From Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope to Dragon Quest Treasures, this is what we hope to see at the Nintendo Direct Mini Partner Showcase.
June 27, 2022
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Endless Dungeon is a shockingly fun tower defense and roguelike mash-up

Endless Dungeon is a foray into a unique genre for a developer typically known for one very specific genre: 4X games.
June 27, 2022
Endless Dungeon's characters take a picture together.

Midyear progress report: Here are the best games of 2022 so far

Elden Ring isn't the only game that's launched so far this year. Here are the best games we played in the first half of 2022.
June 27, 2022
Aloy swimming underwater.

Call of Duty: Warzone’s new map is a breath of fresh air, but these 5 things would make it better

The new Warzone Fortune's Keep map is an excellent addition, but these five improvements would make it even better.
June 25, 2022
Caves and The Keep area on Fortune's Keep in Warzone.

9 games you should pick up during the Steam Summer Sale

The annual Steam Summer Sale can be overwhelming. We've picked out nine great PC gaming deals to get you started.
June 25, 2022
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To embody Wonderlands’ Tiny Tina, motion capture actor had to become a gremlin

To bring the titular hero of Tiny Tina's Wonderlands to life, her motion capture artists had to embrace her inner gremlin.
June 24, 2022
Tiny Tina looks straight ahead in Tiny Tina's Wonderlands.

PS Plus Extra finally gives me a reason to keep my PS5 powered on

The newly revamped PS Plus service isn't perfect, but it fills an important role for the PS5.
June 24, 2022
A PS5 standing on a table, with purple lights around it.

It’s time for the Mario Sports games to go free-to-play

Mario Strikers: Battle League shows that it might be time for Nintendo to consider a pivot to free-to-play.
June 23, 2022
Mario and his team pose in Mario Strikers: Battle League.

With Air Twister, Apple Arcade is entering its Netflix-style golden age

Apple Arcade's latest game, Air Twister, is the kind of gonzo auteur project made possible by the competitive content era.
June 22, 2022
A character wields a crossbow in Air Twister.

As Dusk Falls is like Xbox’s own spin on Black Mirror: Bandersnatch

As Dusk Falls' unique presentation and grounded story impress in its first two chapters.
June 20, 2022
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Gundam Evolution is a hero shooter for more than Gundam fans

Gundam Evolution may be a Gundam-based team shooter, but it's chasing a wider audience than ever.
June 20, 2022
Gundam Evolutions Barbados and GM Sniper 2 units standing side by side in attack poses.

Lego Brawls pushes the boundaries of what a Smash Bros. clone can be

Lego Brawls feels very different from Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and is all the better for it.
June 19, 2022
The cast of Lego Brawls stands together in this game's key art.

American Arcadia has all the markings of a future indie darling

American Arcadia mashes up 2D platformers and first-person puzzle games into a memorable indie game experience.
June 18, 2022
The key art for American Arcadia features Trevor, Angela, and the show's evil host.

I can’t stop thinking about Immortality, 2022’s most ambitious game

After playing Immortality at Tribeca Fest, I'm convinced its a quiet game of the year contender.
June 18, 2022
A woman stands outside in a city inImmortality.

Final Fantasy VII Remake is (almost) perfect on Steam Deck

Final Fantasy VII Remake is here, for the third time. This time it comes with Steam Deck support, so we downloaded the game to see how it runs on the handheld.
June 17, 2022
Final Fantasy VII Remake running on the Steam Deck.

Nightingale studio lead explains the game’s BioWare roots, card system

Inflexion Games' Aaryn Flynn reveals more about Nightingale's realm card system and how cloud gaming, BioWare, and Valheim influenced it.
June 17, 2022
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Thirsty Suitors turns awkward flirting into stylish RPG battles

I played Thirsty Suitors at Tribeca Fest and I'm already smitten by its flirty RPG battles and skateboarding minigames.
June 17, 2022
Jala and Sergio shake hands in Thirsty Suitors.

Why I sold my gaming laptop to buy a Steam Deck

The Steam Deck, despite its problems, is an impressive piece of kit, and it might be enough to replace your gaming laptop.
June 17, 2022
A Steam Deck sitting on top of a PC.

Overwatch 2 is going free-to-play. Here’s why

Overwatch 2's Director and Commercial Lead explain the Blizzard game's switch to free-to-play.
June 16, 2022
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JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure All-Star Battle R improves an already great fighting game

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure All-Star Battle R is a gorgeous remaster of a great fighting game.
June 16, 2022
Jotaro Kujo stands before a battle in JoJo's Bizarre Adventure All-Star Battle R.

A Plague Tale: Requiem is an ideal introduction for series newcomers

We played a chapter of A Plague Tale: Requiem, which successfully polishes its predecessors' rough edges.
June 16, 2022
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How TMNT: Shredder’s Revenge unites the real and fictional NYC

To create a fitting version of NYC for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredders Revenge, Tribute Games had to fuse cartoons and reality.
June 16, 2022
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I tried playing Diablo Immortal on PC, and it was a mistake

Diablo Immortal is available on PC and mobile, but the PC port has several issues and less options than its mobile counterpart.
June 15, 2022
Diablo Immortal on a PC monitor.

9 show-stealing games we played at Summer Game Fest

As part of this year's Summer Game Fest, we played nine indie games that you don't want to miss.
June 15, 2022
A row of computers show a puzzle in Escape Academy.

Sonic Frontiers will kick off the “third generation” of Sonic games

Sonic Frontiers producer Takashi Iizuka says that the open-zone format is here to stay, for now.
June 15, 2022
Sonic stares at a landscape in Sonic Frontiers.

Everything announced at Xbox Games Showcase Extended

This is what we learned about Xbox Game Studios and Bethesda's upcoming PC, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S titles during Xbox Games Showcase Extended.
June 14, 2022
Fall Guys parodies Halo's believe trailer.

Street Fighter 6 director reveals World Tour mode’s true purpose

World Tour in Street Fighter 6 is Capcom's secret weapon to get people to fall in love with fighting games.
June 14, 2022
A player stands in Metro City's Times Square equivalent in Street Fighter 6 World Tour.

Xbox’s 2022 lineup feels as desolate as it did in 2017

Following the Xbox and Bethesda Games Showcase, Xbox's 2022 lineup is reminiscent of its lackluster slate of games in 2017.
June 13, 2022
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Microsoft is building toward a spectacular 2023 for Xbox

2023 might be the best year for Xbox ever if Microsoft can consistently deliver on its promises.
June 13, 2022
A car rendered in beautiful detail in Forza Motorsport for Xbox Series X.

Soulstice gives PlatinumGames some intense competition

Fans of fast-paced action games from studios like PlatinumGames should keep an eye on Reply Game Studios' Soulstice.
June 13, 2022
Briar slams down on the ground with her sword in Soulstice.

Sonic Frontiers is one of the weirdest games I’ve ever played

I played 30 minutes of Sonic Frontiers at Summer Game Fest and I sincerely can not tell you if it is a revelation or a disaster.
June 13, 2022
Sonic grinds on a rail in Sonic Frontiers.

Everything announced at Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase 2022

These are all of the reveals and announcements that we saw during Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase 2022.
June 12, 2022
A screen capture from the Redfall gameplay reveal.

Street Fighter 6 does everything it needs to as Capcom’s next grand fighting game

Street Fighter 6 lives up to the standard it needs to meet as the next mainline Street Fighter game.
June 11, 2022

F1 22 in VR is the ultimate dad power fantasy

I went hands on with F1 22 in VR at Summer Game Fest, which had me daydreaming about a home racing cockpit.
June 11, 2022
F1 cars round a corner in F1 22.