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Shin Megami Tensei V: Vengeance review: One of the best RPGs just got even better

Shin Megami Tensei V: Vengeance includes a reworked story, new gameplay mechanics, and more quality-of-life features that make the original game obsolete.
Mario in a hot cut cutout in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door's Nintendo Switch remake.

Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door review: GameCube remake is as iconic as ever

Senua in Senua's Saga: Hellblade 2

Senua’s Saga: Hellblade 2 review: Xbox’s new exclusive is a fierce sequel

A character stands in front of a cracked mirror in Lorelei and the Laser Eyes.

Lorelei and the Laser Eyes review: The best video game I’ve ever reviewed

The Khar-Kushan mothership gets ready for hyperspace travel in Homeworld 3.

Homeworld 3 review: long awaited sci-fi sequel is an unsatisfying saga

Two rabbits sit side by side in Animal Well.

Animal Well review: must-play Metroidvania is full of rewarding secrets

The four hero characters in Redfall dragging a vampire, who's reaching towards the camera with clawed hands.

Redfall review: multiplayer sucks the life out of a promising vampire shooter

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Microsoft Xbox Series X review: You’re going to want a Game Pass subscription

A PS5 sits on a table.

Sony PlayStation 5 review: slimmer model makes a great console better

EVE stares at an enemy in Stellar Blade.

Stellar Blade review: PS5 exclusive’s beauty is only skin deep

A diver swims in Endless Ocean: Luminous.

Endless Ocean: Luminous review: chill underwater adventure runs out of air

The crab holds an item in Another Crab's Treasure.

Another Crab’s Treasure review: finally, an approachable Soulslike

A sand creature jumps at a jeep in Sand Land.

Sand Land review: faithful manga adaptation runs out of gas

Sand Land leverages good sidequests and entertaining vehicle combat to keep a faithful but otherwise boilerplate video game adaptation engaging.
Zau fights a dragon in Tales of Kenzera: Zau.

Tales of Kenzera: Zau review: emotional Metroidvania is a spiritual journey

Tales of Kenzera: Zau's linear 2D exploration is lacking, but its emotional story about grief makes up for those shortcomings.
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Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes review: promising retro RPG falls short

Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes has a fantastic political-driven story, but it's bogged down by quality of life issues and performance problems.
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Harold Halibut review: eye-popping indie trades gameplay for claymation spectacle

Harold Halibut is worth checking out for its one-of-a-kind art style alone, though it makes some key compromises to achieve it.
A sniper runs while holding a gun in Children of the Sun.

Children of the Sun review: unnerving shooter is the feel-bad game of the year

Children of the Sun's clever mix of sniping and spatial puzzling makes up for its tired cultist story.
Cartman in South Park: Snow Day!

South Park: Snow Day! review: repetitive action makes for a co-op stinker

South Park: Snow Day! squanders a fun premise with repetitive combat, shallow roguelite hooks, and frustrating co-op.
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Rise of the Ronin review: PS5’s latest exclusive is a fun, flawed Soulslike

Rise of the Ronin mixes RPG open world elements with Soulslike combat mechanics to create engaging gameplay, but its story falls short of its potential.
Peach holds a sword in Princess Peach: Showtime!

Princess Peach: Showtime! review: Peach’s solo adventure is a fine first act

Princess Peach: Showtime! is a good start for Peach's spinoff series, though it leaves a lot of room for growth.
A boss-like encounter in Dragon's Dogma 2.

Dragon’s Dogma 2 review: Capcom’s latest RPG doesn’t hold your hand

Dragon's Dogma 2 is a RPG full of exhilarating emergent moments, but that comes at the cost of polish and approachability.
A car driving up to a foggy gate.

Alone in the Dark review: an unabashed ode to a ’90s horror classic

Alone in the Dark offers some unabashed '90s horror silliness, making for a welcome throwback with modern twists.
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Unicorn Overlord review: deep strategy RPG is a rousing victory

Unicorn Overlord boasts a gorgeous art style backed up with a deep tactics gameplay system, even if its story is lacking.
Cody Rhodes stands on a ramp in WWE 2K24.

WWE 2K24 review: the wrestling world gets its Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

WWE 2K24 is the best version of the wrestling series yet, even if its lacking fresh ideas.
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Penny’s Big Breakaway review: Fun platformer keeps its momentum going

Penny's Big Breakaway, which launched during the February Nintendo Direct: Partner Showcase, is worth a look for platformer fans.
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Final Fantasy VII Rebirth review: unforgettable sequel fights for the future

Final Fantasy VII Rebirth stuns with its emotionally impactful story, meaningful combat tweaks, and unforgettable soundtrack.
Two ships battle one another in Skull and Bones.

Skull and Bones: Ubisoft’s pirate adventure is more red flag than Black Flag

Skull and Bones features some thrilling naval battles, but everything around them isn't quite as exciting.
A Helldivers 2 player fires a laser canon.

Helldivers 2 review: this great multiplayer shooter blows the competition away

Helldivers 2 is an entertaining cooperative extraction shooter that gives players the tools to create lots of tense and memorable moments.
A man wears a Pulse Elite headset.

Pulse Elite review: PS5’s new headset is best by default

Sony's Pulse Elite headset offers great audio and innovative design features, even if its PlayStation Link integration raises some questions.
Donkey Kong stares at a mini Mario in Mario vs. Donkey Kong.

Mario vs. Donkey Kong review: the Nintendo Switch enters its filler era

Mario vs. Donkey Kong is fine filler for what might be the Nintendo Switch's final year.
An island full of puzzles appears in Islands of Insight.

Islands of Insight review: open-world puzzler has infinite potential

Even with a lot of duds, Islands of Insight is a near-infinite puzzle collection for dedicated genre fans.
Foamstars girl character holding her weapon towards the camera.

Foamstars review: Square Enix’s fun Splatoon shooter puts its worst foot forward

Foamstars hides surprising fun and strategic depth under its unfortunately grating presentation.
Banishers: Ghosts of New Eden's Red and Antea embracing each other.

Banishers: Ghosts of New Eden review: solid action RPG dishes out some hard choices

Banishers: Ghosts of New Eden is an exciting open-world action RPG that doesn't compromise on its storytelling with its compelling choice system.
A character stands in front of a purple orb in Ultros.

Ultros review: a bold, beautiful, and baffling Metroidvania

Even if its complicated gameplay leaves you lost, Ultros is a bold artistic vision that you need to see to believe.

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