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Super Smash Bros Ultimate

‘Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’ review

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is a loving tribute to Nintendo and gaming history. A terrific multiplayer fighter in its own right, even single-player fans have plenty to love this time. Extra DLC characters will flesh out the already enormous roster of famous fighters and will keep Switch owners occupied for a long time.
Just Cause 4 review

‘Just Cause 4’ review

Just Cause 4 is filled with high-octane explosions and ridiculous stunts. While the spectacle of it all is a literal blast, the world is shallow and feels like a retread of Just Cause 3, a game that launched three years ago.
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PlayStation Classic review

Sony has entered the mini-console fray with its very own PlayStation Classic. There’s no doubt that the PS1 era saw many great games, but Sony has not honored that legacy. Instead, we get a collectible that capitalizes on the cute mini aesthetic but falls short just about everywhere else.
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‘Marvel’s Spider-Man’ review

‘Marvel's Spider-Man’ manages to live up to its beloved predecessors and stand aside giants like the Batman ‘Arkham’ games, reveling in letting players do everything a spider can -- while also telling a compelling story, and providing a sandbox that's a blast to play in.
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‘Darksiders III’ review

Darksiders III brings Souls-like combat without sacrificing what made the other games so good. New protagonist Fury is a joy to play and while gameplay can be buggy, Darksiders III still manages to combine different influences into an engaging and action-packed adventure filled with creative enemies and clever puzzles.
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‘Fallout 76’ review

Fallout 76 brings the nuclear wasteland online and invites you to hop in with your friends. Tweaks to old systems accentuate its cooperative play but not without some clumsiness. Are the survivors of Vault 76 stepping into a world filled with potential, or are they doomed to waste away in their new home? We find out.
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Pokémon: Let’s Go review

Pokémon Let’s Go takes players back to Kanto for a jubilant journey through Pokémon history. Though battling with wild Pokémon has been removed, Let’s Go’s lack of random battles feels like an overall improvement. Kanto is more charming than you even remembered, making Let’s Go a relaxing and inviting entry in the series.
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‘Hitman 2’ review

IO Interactive and Warner Bros introduce us to ‘Hitman 2’, a sequel that embraces what made the series so unique and takes it to another level.
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Battlefield V review

Battlefield V’s War Stories give us a new perspective on World War II, but the game’s lack of polish across both its campaign and multiplayer modes are almost impossible to ignore. For fans of DICE’s large-scale, destruction-filled combat, however, there is still plenty to love here.
the quiet man game review

You’re better off setting 15 bucks ablaze than playing ‘The Quiet Man’

The Quiet Man is such a bafflingly bad video game that it's surprising it saw release. With combat as bad as terrible PS2 action games and a nonsensical story, this three-hour interactive movie is an all-around flop of epic proportions. It's terribleness is interesting to think about, though.
Diablo Immortal Hands-on Review

‘Diablo Immortal’ hands-on review

Diablo Immortal is a mobile game and while that spells microtransactions and watered-down gameplay for some, our hands on with the game suggests otherwise. Diablo’s upcoming prequel is fun, not just because of its grab and go capabilities, but because it’s a true Diablo experience.
Destiny 2 Review

‘Destiny 2’ review

Destiny 2 benefits from the years Bungie spent refining Destiny, making for a deep and varied shooter experience that’s the best place to enter its worlds.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Review

‘Call of Duty: Black Ops 4’ review

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4’s omission of a campaign could have been a deal breaker, but multiplayer, Zombies, and the new Blackout mode make it one of the best shooters of the year. In abandoning campaign mode, Treyarch may have also set a new standard for battle royale.
Assassin's Creed Odyssey review

‘Assassin’s Creed Odyssey’ review

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey features an impressive and lavish open world that far exceeds the size of its predecessors. Unfortunately, the compelling family story is hindered by repetition and needless level grinding.
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‘Forza Horizon 4’ review

Forza Horizon 4 adds a new twist to the popular franchise – seasons. These change the huge map, demanding new ways to approach the same old challenges. This promises almost endless racing, but will you want to keep playing? Our Forza Horizon 4 review reaches a definitive verdict.
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‘Destiny 2: Forsaken’ review

"Forsaken" marks the biggest expansion yet for "Destiny 2," and though it starts slow with a revenge tale that doesn't quite work, it hits a stride in its later hours that will keep fans of the game invested for a long time, with plenty of fun things to do and weird places to explore.
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‘FIFA 19’ review

FIFA 19 is still a great way to play virtual soccer, but the changes made in this year’s game don’t push the series forward, and The Journey story mode stumbles in its final installment. Diehard soccer fans will find plenty to love across its variety of modes, however, including the always-great Ultimate Team.
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‘NBA 2K19’ review

NBA 2K19 takes strides in many facets of the gameplay with the end result being an experience that harps on user skill and playing disciplined basketball. MyCareer also benefits in a few major ways to make the story mode better than ever.

‘Shadow of the Tomb Raider’ review

‘Shadow of the Tomb Raider’ understands what made the previous games adrenaline-pumping fun. Its world is filled with secrets, tombs, treasure, and hidden areas just waiting to be discovered. With wonderful performances from its cast and a tremendous final act, it’s a must-play.
Into the Breach Review

‘Into the Breach’ Review

‘FTL’ developer Subset Games took its sweet time making its second game, but mechs-versus-kaiju strategy game Into the Breach is well worth the wait.
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‘Star Wars: Jedi Challenges’ review

Disney has partnered up with Lenovo for the Mirage Augmented Reality headset, which lets you play a new game called ‘Star Wars: Jedi Challenges.’ The Dark Side Expansion pack lets you become Kylo Ren and fight characters like Yoda and Rey, and there's a new lightsaber you can nab as well.
Dragon Quest XI review

‘Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age’ review

‘Dragon Quest XI’ is the latest entry in the long-running ‘Dragon Quest’ series, serving up a decadent platter of classic role-playing, combat, and character-building that offers a little something for everyone.
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‘World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth’ Review

‘Battle for Azeroth,’ the newest expansion to World of Warcraft, promises to put you in the middle of a new war between the Alliance and Horde. The plot too quickly unravels into dull fetch quests, but the game’s variety keeps you itching to log in it even as the story disappoints.
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F1 2018 review

F1 2018 strives for authenticity. The result is a demanding racing game that will overwhelm your senses – but it’s also among the most entertaining, and realistic, simulators we’ve ever played. This F1 2018 review digs deep into Codemasters’ latest entry in this long-running game franchise.
Madden NFL 19 Review

‘Madden NFL 19’ review

Madden NFL 19 feels very similar to last year’s iteration in many ways. Small improvements to the run game and player mobility adds polish to an already refined experience, while a more accessible Ultimate Team and custom draft classes offset the utter disappointment that is Longshot: Homecoming.
No Man's Sky

‘No Man’s Sky’ review

After two years of free updates, "No Man's Sky" is finally the game many players expected when it was first released. Though it's a greatly improved version of the open, endlessly explorable galaxy originally promised, "No Man's Sky" remains an experience that can be awe-inspiring or strikingly tedious.
Far Cry 5: Lost on Mars

’Far Cry 5: Lost on Mars’ turns fighting aliens into a yawn-worthy slog

‘Far Cry 5: Lost on Mars,’ the game’s second expansion, takes players to Mars on a forgettable journey that winds up feeling like busywork. Lost on Mars isn’t worth the price of admission, and even if you have the season pass, it might not be worth your time.
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‘Battlefield V’ Closed Alpha hands-on review

Battlefield V, the latest iteration in the long-running Battlefield series, tries to force players into working together as an army. It’s somewhat successful, and certainly lends itself to battle at massive scales, though the chaos of combat can become overwhelming.
Mario Tennis Aces

‘Mario Tennis Aces’ review

The Nintendo Switch exclusive Mario Tennis Aces delivers a great game of tennis loaded with colorful characters, wacky abilities, and a surprising amount of strategy, but its limited modes and brief story campaign may not keep your attention for more than a couple of days.
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‘Just Cause 4’ lets you use anything, even the weather, as a weapon

'Just Cause 4' sees Avalanche Studios makes the series even more of a playground for ridiculous physics and huge explosions. At E3 2018, we saw how new weather effects like tornadoes, and new abilities like airlift balloons, can turn just about anything into a weapon to be used against your enemies.
Ghost of Tsushima

‘Ghost of Tsushima’ looks like a playable Kurosawa film

‘Ghost of Tsushima’ is a PS4-exclusive samurai action/adventure game from Infamous developer Sucker Punch Productions that captures the look and feel of classic samurai media, like the films of Akira Kurosawa, more accurately than any video game we’ve ever seen from our hands-off impressions at E3.
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‘Starlink: Battle for Atlas’ hands-on preview

‘Starlink: Battle for Atlas’ is a smart next step for toys-to-life, adding interaction to the toys themselves. In practice, however, it didn’t necessarily enhance the gameplay enough to justify all the additional expense that the genre entails. Cool spaceship toys don’t buy themselves.
Generation Zero

A mix of ‘Horizon Zero Dawn’ and co-op, ‘Generation Zero’ is the robopocalypse

‘Generation Zero’ is an upcoming self-published project from Just Cause developer Avalanche Studios. We took an early look at it in action this week at E3 and found that this co-op, open world, post-apocalyptic 80s nostalgia shooter is more than just the sum of its very trendy parts.
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‘Ori and the Will of the Wisps’ hands-on preview

We loved the tough and beautiful 2015 indie gem ‘Ori and the Blind Forest.’ Microsoft and Moon Studios are back with a sequel, coming in 2019, and it looks to have more of everything we so adored about the first game.