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The Dragon Lord in Tiny Tina's Wonderlands.

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 new expansions of the franchise.
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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.
A spirit in a yellow raincoat stands on a street in Ghostwire: Tokyo.

Ghostwire: Tokyo review: Folklore becomes freak show

Ghostwire: Tokyo makes up for its generic structure with an engrossing world built around Japanese folklore.
A small fox looks up at a statue in Tunic.

Tunic review: Not-so-fantastic Mr. Fox

Frustratingly obtuse from its start, the most difficult thing about Tunic is progressing after getting stuck.
Jack garland closes his fist in Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin.

Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin review: RIP Chaos

Final Fantasy Origin will enthrall players with its dumb, but awesome story and approachable Soulslike gameplay.
Playing Amazon Luna on a laptop.

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.
Shadow of the Tomb Raider running on a Steam Deck.

Steam Deck review: Expect an experimental gaming experience

The Steam Deck has its fair share of frustrations, but when its operating at peak performance, it feels like a revelation.
A character sits in front of a glowing, yellow orb in Elden Ring.

Elden Ring review: Even the haters will be impressed

Elden Ring offers the best open-world exploration since Breath of the Wild, though its issues are hard to fully ignore.
A rider rides a Tigrex in Monster Hunter Stories 2.

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

Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin is a perfect Monster Hunter game for players who find the series overwhelming.
Mario, Wario, and Rosalina run in Mario Golf: Super Rush.

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

Mario Golf: Super Rush features the series' best core golf gameplay, but is severely lacking in content.
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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.
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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.
A main character in Scarlet Nexus.

Scarlet Nexus review: A deep story with even deeper action

Scarlet Nexus is a unique Japanese action role-playing game with surprises around every corner for any fan of the genre.
The Xbox Fusion 2 controller next to an Xbox Series X.

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

PowerA's new Xbox Fusion Pro 2 controller is cheaper than an Elite Series 2, but for a reason.
Ratchet fires a huge weapon in Ratchet & Clank Rift Apart.

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

Ratchet & Clank Rift Apart is another standout PS5 exclusive that takes full advantage of the system's power.

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.
The PowerA Fusion Switch controller in its case.

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

Resident Evil Village crams all of the franchise's strengths and weaknesses into an uneven, though intriguing package.

Returnal review: The PS5 finally gets its must-play exclusive

The PS5's latest exclusive is a fast and furious shooter with the creative spirit of an indie game.
NieR Replicant

NieR Replicant upgrade review: Still flawed, but more engrossing than ever

NieR Replicant is a much-needed touch-up of the 2010 cult classic that comes with all the same strengths and weaknesses.
Lightning strikes the battlefield in Diablo 2: Resurrected.

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.

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

Outriders brings the noise with excellent third-person shooting and satisfying space magic, but its sci-fi world underwhelms.
An iiRcade arcade cabinet standing against a brick wall.

iiRcade review: A high-quality home arcade system that’s still growing

The iiRcade brings the arcade experience home with a top-notch machine that's still growing its game library.
Balan Wonderworld

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

Balan Wonderworld is a colorful platformer that struggles to deliver fun platforming.
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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.
It Takes Two

It Takes Two review: Teamwork makes the dream work

It Takes Two is a delightful video game romantic comedy that's one part Nintendo, one part Pixar.
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Monster Hunter Rise review: A grand hunt that’s far from over

By weaving web-slinging into the action RPG, Monster Hunter Rise has the power to unite a divided fanbase.
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Bravely Default 2 review: Innovative combat can’t fully heal a generic RPG story

In trying to recapture what popularized the genre, Bravely Default 2 misunderstands why it fell out of favor.
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Project Triangle Strategy features promising tactics, but the story holds it back

Between solid strategy mechanics and a dutiful appreciation of the player's time, the core of Project Triangle Strategy is strong, but its story is not.
Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury

Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury review: A joyful celebration

Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury is a nearly perfect package for Nintendo Switch owners.
Phantom Thieves

Persona 5 Strikers review: Missing the spark

Persona 5 Strikers is as flashy as its predecessor, but lacks the interesting gameplay mechanics that made the original worth spending time with.
The Medium box art.

The Medium review: A horror game stuck between two worlds

The Medium tries to be both a modern psychological horror and retro throwback without quite nailing either.
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Hitman 3 review: A satisfying conclusion to the trilogy

Hitman 3 takes Agent 47 to the series' best locations, playing into the games' strengths while offering new incentives to retry missions over and over again.
Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World: The Game - Complete Edition

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World: The Game — Complete Edition review: Double nostalgia

Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World: The Game - Complete Edition is a double dose of retro nostalgia, though its age shows.