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Cunning hares nicole, anby, billy, and nekomata in getaway car while nicole is taking selfie in Zenless Zone Zero.

Zenless Zone Zero review: HoYoverse’s latest is simple, stylish, and satisfying

Zenless Zone Zero impresses with its stylish combat, but the RPG sometimes gives its weaker parts too much screen time.
Dungeons of Hinterberg key art

Dungeons of Hinterberg review: Xbox Game Pass gets an unforgettable spin on Zelda

Nor fights a boss in Flintlock: The Siege of Dawn.

Flintlock: The Siege of Dawn review: a Soulslike with a small spark

A Super Mario Bros. Speedrunning challenge from Nintendo World Championships: NES Edition.

Nintendo World Championships: NES Edition review: welcome to speedrunning 101

Soh, Yoshiro, and Villagers prepare for battle in Kunitsu-Gami: Path of the Goddess.

Kunitsu-Gami: Path of the Goddess review: Capcom’s latest is one of 2024’s best

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Flock review: relaxing nature game will turn you into David Attenborough

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Final Fantasy XIV: Dawntrail review: emotional new expansion leaves a lasting legacy

A foot kicks an enemy in Anger Foot.

Anger Foot review: Devolver’s latest delivers more schlock than awe

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Super Monkey Ball Banana Rumble review: Sega is on a roll with its latest hit

The golden Erdtree in Shadow of the Erdtree.

Elden Ring: Shadow of the Erdtree review: triumphant DLC feels like a sequel

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

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

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Senua in Senua's Saga: Hellblade 2

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

Senua's Saga: Hellblade 2 is one of the best Xbox Series X console exclusives yet thanks to its stunning visuals and sound design.
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

Lorelei and the Laser Eyes' painstaking puzzle design makes for an all-time classic.
The Khar-Kushan mothership gets ready for hyperspace travel in Homeworld 3.

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

Even with strong core combat and visuals, the long-awaited Homeworld 3 disappoints.
Two rabbits sit side by side in Animal Well.

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

Animal Well uses the Metroidvania genre to craft an intricate, secret-filled adventure about animal adaptation.
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

The single-player and multiplayer experiences within Redfall are constantly at odds with one another, and neither side wins that fight.
EVE stares at an enemy in Stellar Blade.

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

Stellar Blade is not as substantive as PS5's other exclusive single-player offerings, but still features some exhilarating combat and art direction.
A diver swims in Endless Ocean: Luminous.

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

Endless Ocean: Luminous guts the best parts of the series' previous entries in favor of chill, but repetitive busywork.
The crab holds an item in Another Crab's Treasure.

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

Another Crab's Treasure is one of the most approachable Soulslikes ever made thanks to its aesthetics, sense of humor, and fantastic assist mode options.
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.
Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes cover

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.
Rise of the Ronin's cover art.

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.
Cloud and Sephiroth fighting.

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.

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Giovanni is a writer and video producer focusing on happenings in the video game industry. He has contributed stories to Inverse, Fanbyte, The Inventory, and more. He was previously a segment producer on Polygon’s daily gaming show Speedrun and he currently hosts the Left Trigger Right Trigger podcast. Four Tetris 99 wins, and counting.