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Sony PlayStation 5 review: Showcasing this generation’s potential

The PS5's lightning-fast load times and innovative controller improvements are a breakthrough.
5 days ago
A PS5 standing on a table, with purple lights around it.

Yurukill: The Calumniation Games review: The whole is less than the sum of its parts

There are a lot of cool ideas in Yurukill: The Calumniation Games, but they don’t always come together cohesively.
6 days ago
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Microsoft Xbox Series X review: You’re going to want a Game Pass subscription

A continued lack of must-have games stalls the Xbox Seres X's strong momentum.
June 28, 2022
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Razer Kishi V2 review: Mobile gaming controller borrows from the best

The Razer Kishi V2 copies Backbone, but is ultimately one of the best mobile gaming controllers on the market.
June 26, 2022
The Razer Kishi V2 holds a phone playing Cyberpunk 2077.

SteelSeries Apex Pro Mini Wireless review: An enthusiast’s gaming keyboard

The SteelSeries Apex Pro Mini Wireless is top-notch gaming keyboard, but only if you don't mind spending up.
June 21, 2022
SteelSeries Apex Pro Mini Wireless on a pink background.

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

Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes lacks variety, but is another successful, high-effort spinoff for Nintendo.
June 21, 2022
Three Hopes characters on a stylized purple background.

Neon White review: Creative shooter is a heavenly delight

Neon White's creative approach to card-based action compliments its scathing story about zealots who weaponize religion.
June 15, 2022
Neon White's main character poses by pointing a finger.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge review: A shell of a time

TMNT: Shredder's Revenge is a game that welcomes Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles fans and beat-'em-up lovers.
June 15, 2022
rapheal and casey jones high five tmnt shredder's revenge.

HyperX Cloud Mix earbuds review: A gamer’s take on true wireless

The HyperX Cloud Mix true wireless earbuds are great ... if you don't mind spending extra for them, that is.
June 14, 2022
HyperX Cloud Mix earbuds and accessories sitting on a table.

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

Mario Strikers: Battle League falls in the same trap as recent Switch games by lacking content at launch.
June 8, 2022
Donkey Kong charging across the field.

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.
May 27, 2022
Kao the Kangaroo punches frogs.

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

Sniper Elite 5's hyperviolence will make headlines, but its fresh approach to mission design deserves the spotlight.
May 25, 2022
Karl Fairburne in Sniper Elite 5.

Hardspace: Shipbreaker review: Solidarity in space

Hardspace: Shipbreaker's intricate reverse engineering gameplay reinforces its larger messages about worker's rights.
May 24, 2022
An astronaut shooting a laser in Hardspace: Shipbreaker.

SteelSeries Arctis Nova Pro Wireless review: A new standard

SteelSeries already has the best gaming headset, but the Arctis Nova Pro Wireless still improves that design.
May 24, 2022
Logo on the SteelSeries Arctis Nova Pro headset.

Vampire: The Masquerade – Swansong review: A dense meal

Strong RPG hooks help make Vampire: The Masquerade -- Swansong stand out despite its low production values.
May 18, 2022
Leysha sits over a body in Vampire: The Masquerade - Swansong.

Audio-Technica ATH-GDL3 gaming headset review: Open-world gaming

With impressive detail and a killer mic, they make a strong case for open-back gaming headsets.
May 10, 2022
Author wearing Audio-Technica ATH-GDL3 open-back gaming headphones.

Trek to Yomi review: Moving story cuts through weak action

Trek to Yomi's combat may get stale, but its story of a samurai in the land of the dead is truly engaging.
May 5, 2022
Hiroki holds his sword in front of his face in Trek to Yomi

New Corsair wired gaming headsets deliver great sound at a low price

Corsair has announced three new gaming headsets: The HS65 Surround, HS55 Stereo, and HS80 RGB USB.
May 5, 2022
The Corsair HS65 headset and its Dolby 7.1 Surround sound USB adapter.

Nintendo Switch Sports review: Some things never get old

Nintendo Switch Sports modernizes a timeless classic without changing much at all -- and that's a good thing.
April 29, 2022
A Mii hits a tennis ball in Nintendo Switch Sports.

Playdate review: WarioWare as a gaming handheld

The Playdate has a wacky crank-controlled concept, but the charming video game handheld is definitely no joke.
April 18, 2022
A gamer holds a Playdate in their hands.

HyperX Cloud Alpha Wireless review: 300 hours of audio bliss

The HyperX Cloud Alpha Wireless is the best gaming headset PC gamers can buy, even despite its high price.
April 11, 2022
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DXRacer Craft review: It ain’t pretty, but it sure is comfy

If you want a durable, comfortable office chair and don't mind if it looks kind of ridiculous, check out the DXRacer Craft.
April 6, 2022
a shot of the DXRacer Craft Custom gaming chair

Moss: Book 2 review: Modest VR mouse becomes mighty

Small improvements go a long way in the charming sequel to one of VR's best adventure games.
April 5, 2022
Quill jumps into a fight in Moss: Book 2.

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

The massive galactic sandbox is fun to explore, but also lacks focus.
April 4, 2022
Rey explors Ahch-To in Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga.

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.
March 31, 2022
Someone shoots an explosive in Weird West.

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 more new expansions.
March 23, 2022
The Dragon Lord in Tiny Tina's Wonderlands.

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.
March 22, 2022
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Ghostwire: Tokyo review: Folklore becomes freak show

Ghostwire: Tokyo is at its best when it's delivering some truly mind-bending visuals and engrossing folklore.
March 21, 2022
A spirit in a yellow raincoat stands on a street in Ghostwire: Tokyo.

Tunic review: Not-so-fantastic Mr. Fox

Frustratingly obtuse from its start, the most difficult thing about Tunic is progressing after getting stuck.
March 16, 2022
A small fox looks up at a statue in Tunic.

Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin review: RIP Chaos

Final Fantasy Origin: Stranger in Paradise will enthrall players with its dumb but awesome story and gameplay.
March 14, 2022
Jack garland closes his fist in Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin.

Amazon Luna review: Not quite on cloud nine yet

Amazon Luna works well enough, but it won't leave a lasting impression without a much better game library.
March 11, 2022
Playing Amazon Luna on a laptop.

Elden Ring review: Even the haters will be impressed

Elden Ring has its fair share of problems, but the new game's open world is just too mesmerizing to ignore.
February 23, 2022
A character sits in front of a glowing, yellow orb in Elden Ring.

Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin review: A less intimidating hunt

Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin is a better entry point for the franchise than its mainline games.
July 7, 2021
A rider rides a Tigrex in Monster Hunter Stories 2.

Mario Golf: Super Rush review: Less is more in golf scores, not video games

Mario Golf: Super Rush flexes when it comes to golf mechanics, but the whole package misses the green.
June 28, 2021
Mario, Wario, and Rosalina run in Mario Golf: Super Rush.

World of Warcraft Burning Crusade Classic review: Too true to its roots

After 15 long years, World of Warcraft's first expansion somehow feels like the best thing for it right now.
June 26, 2021
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Infinity Game Table review: Digital board game rolls dice with mixed success

The Infinity Game Table is a clever, modern approach to board games, but it lacks the some key features.
June 25, 2021
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Scarlet Nexus review: A deep story with even deeper action

Scarlet Nexus is a unique Japanese action roleplaying game full of tons of surprises for fans of the genre.
June 23, 2021
A main character in Scarlet Nexus.

PowerA Fusion Pro 2 for Xbox review: A cheaper Elite Series 2 with compromises

PowerA's Fusion Pro 2 is a cheaper alternative to the Elite Series 2, but it also comes with some catches.
June 21, 2021
The Xbox Fusion 2 controller next to an Xbox Series X.

Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart review: Another PS5 superhero spectacle

Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart is a 3D platformer with the thrills of a Marvel movie.
June 8, 2021
Ratchet fires a huge weapon in Ratchet & Clank Rift Apart.

Biomutant review: A scrappy action RPG that’s loaded with creativity

Biomutant bites off more than it can chew, but makes up for it with inventive and colorful world building.
May 24, 2021
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PowerA Fusion for Nintendo Switch review: Elite Switch controller has trade-offs

The PowerA Fusion is a nifty alternative to Nintendo's Pro Switch controller, though it requires some key sacrifices.
May 16, 2021
The PowerA Fusion Switch controller in its case.

Resident Evil Village review: Franchise’s highs, lows crammed into one package

Eclectic entry in horror franchise offers up better exploration, worse action.
May 5, 2021
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Returnal review: The PS5 finally gets its must-play exclusive

It blends best parts of AAA and indie games into a fast, furious sci-fi shooter.
April 29, 2021
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NieR Replicant upgrade review: Still flawed, but more engrossing than ever

NieR Replicant is a much-needed touch up of the 2010 cult classic with all the same strengths and flaws
April 22, 2021
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Diablo II: Resurrected’s technical alpha showcases a faithful remaster of an aging classic

In an improvement over Blizzard's last remaster, the Diablo II: Resurrected technical alpha works a treat for franchise fans.
April 11, 2021
Lightning strikes the battlefield in Diablo 2: Resurrected.

Outriders review: Thrilling action makes up for a flat sci-fi story

Storytelling isn't Outriders' strength, but it sure brings some satisfying sci-fi action.
April 5, 2021
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iiRcade review: A high-quality home arcade system that’s still growing

Arcade machine's ability to download multiple games makes it stand out.
March 31, 2021
An iiRcade arcade cabinet standing against a brick wall.

Balan Wonderworld review: I think to myself, what a blunder-full world

The latest game from Yuji Naka is a disappointing 3D platformer dragged down by its half-baked costume gimmick.
March 29, 2021
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Magic: Legends’ beta hides an enjoyable co-op adventure behind a sluggish start

Magic: Legends leans on the IP's roots to shake up the ARPG genre, but the pros are overwhelmed by the cons.
March 26, 2021
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It Takes Two review: Teamwork makes the dream work

It Takes Two is a landmark co-op adventure with varied gameplay, thoughtful multiplayer, and a charming story.
March 24, 2021
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