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The King of Fighters XV review: The king still rules

The King of Fighters XV is a great fighter from a classic series, but lacks in the single-player department.
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Lost Ark review: Amazon’s new MMO is worth the long haul

Lost Ark brings a lot of content that can be enjoyed without putting any money into the game.
Sifu's main character jumping over a table as two enemies attack.

Sifu review: A perfect balance of style and difficulty

Although challenging at times, Sifu's rewarding combat and progression loop make it one of this year's best games so far.
The player character and his friends overlook Radlandia.

OlliOlli World review: The gnarliest game of 2022

OlliOlli World is an addictive skateboarding game that rivals the best 2D platformers of the last decade.
Players using the paraglider in Dying Light 2.

Dying Light 2: Stay Human review: Less talk, more dropkicks

Dragged down by an uninspiring story, Dying Light 2: Stay Human is saved by enjoyable free running and its jungle gym setting.
A Pokemon trainer rides a deer in Pokemon Legends: Arceus.

Pokémon Legends: Arceus review: Bidoof of the Wild

Pokémon Legends: Arceus is the reinvention the series desperately needed, even if it doesn't feel like the final draft.
A squad shoots an alien in Rainbow Six Extraction.

Rainbow Six Extraction review: It’s dangerous to go it alone

Rainbow Six Extraction turns Rainbow Six Siege into a cooperative shooter where Operators take on alien parasites, but it fails to stick the landing.
New spartan armor in Halo Infinite.

Halo Infinite review: A great shooter, still in progress

Halo Infinite delivers reliable multiplayer and a creative campaign, even if neither brings genre-defining ideas to the table.
A cult stronghold in Chorus.

Chorus review: Sci-fi shooter takes the ace out of space

Despite having enjoyable space combat, Chorus' constant flaws ruin every single redeemable moment it has.
Rei stands in a fiery level in Solar Ash.

Solar Ash review: Hyper Light Drifter follow-up keeps the momentum going

Solar Ash is a striking science-fiction platformer that serves up pleasurable movement and jaw-dropping boss fights.
Five characters from Big Brain Academy: Brain vs. Brain stand in a line.

Big Brain Academy: Brain vs. Brain review: There’s an app for that

Big Brain Academy: Brain vs. Brain is an addictive collection of brain teasers that you'll wish you could play on your phone.
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Pokémon Brilliant Diamond/Shining Pearl review: Old faithful

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl are safe, but faithful remakes of a Nintendo DS classic.
Soldiers running in Call of Duty: Vanguard promo.

Call of Duty: Vanguard review: Innovating in the wrong direction

Call of Duty: Vanguard's attempts to change the Call of Duty formula only result in an overall disappointing title.
A helicopter attacking players in Battlefield 2042.

Battlefield 2042 review: Gaming’s best shooter reaches new heights

Bugs and performance issues aside, Battlefield 2042 evolves the classic Battlefield experience all while adding impressive new content.
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Shin Megami Tensei 5 review: Harder and better than ever

Shin Megami Tensei 5 is Atlus' latest entry in its flagship JRPG series and it delivers on every account.
Multiple cars race down a hill in Forza Horizon 5.

Forza Horizon 5 review: Buckle up and enjoy the ride

Forza Horizon 5 makes the most of next-gen tech with another spectacular, though formulaic racing adventure.
A biker does a trick in Riders Republic.

Riders Republic review: Finally, real freedom in an open-world game

Riders Republic breathes new life into an exhausting open-world structure by focusing on fun and freedom.
The full cast of characters in Mario Party Superstars stand together.

Mario Party Superstars review: The do-over fans deserve

Mario Party Superstars does the multiplayer series justice, thanks to a more curated experience and fewer gimmicks.
The Guardians of the Galaxy standing together.

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy review: Mass Effect meets Spaceballs

Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy is a creative and comedic spin on Mass Effect with some rough edges.
Two players fighting in New World.

New World review: A gorgeous mountain with nothing on top

New World brings a lot of fresh ideas to the table, but its lacking a real endgame at the moment.
Players look out of a saferoom door in Back 4 Blood.

Back 4 Blood review: It’s dangerous to go alone, so take some friends

Back 4 Blood offers a fantastic co-op experience, just as long as you're killing zombies with people you know.
Patrick Star and Sandy Cheeks fight in Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl

Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl review: A fighter with its eggs in one basket

Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl is a promising new platform fighter with great combat. However, it's lacking in other areas.
A car and a big building in Far Cry 6.

Far Cry 6 review: Less predictable and more political

Far Cry 6 is an outstanding game thanks to its mechanics and missions, and it does not hide its evident political themes.
Samus slides away from an EMMI in Metroid Dread.

Metroid Dread review: The queen is back, all hail the queen

Metroid Dread mixes Alien and David Cronenberg films to create Nintendo's creepiest game to date.
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe running on a Nintendo Switch OLED.

Nintendo Switch OLED review: An upgrade’s an upgrade

The Nintendo Switch OLED might not be the upgrade players wanted, but its still a better console than the original Switch.
Cover art of Diablo 2.

Diablo II: Resurrected review: The path to Hell is paved with gold

Diablo II: Resurrected is a shining example of what a remaster of a legendary game from years past can be.
GonGon rolls across a stage full of bananas.

Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania review: It won’t quite make you go ape

Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania brings together a variety of stages from series history, but can't stick the landing.
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Hot Wheels Unleashed review: Banking hard on nostalgia

Hot Wheels Unleashed is a gorgeous-looking game that expects the Hot Wheels brand and player's nostalgia to carry it.
kena faces down a giant boss in Kena: Bridge of Spirits.

Kena: Bridge of Spirits review: A legendary adventure

Kena: Bridge of Spirits is the defining console exclusive of the PS5's first year.
Yagami slide kicks an enemy in Lost Judgment.

Lost Judgment review: Yakuza spin-off loses the plot

Lost Judgment sharpens traditional Yakuza gameplay with faster combat, though its story is a moral mess.
A bird on fire in Skatebird.

Skatebird review: It’s no Tony Hawk, but it features tiny hawks

Skatebird isn't the best skating game out there, but it's by far the funniest.
Wario and his friends sit around a table in WarioWare: Get It Together!

WarioWare: Get It Together! review: absurdly addictive, weirdly tame

WarioWare: Get It Together! is an enjoyable collection of absurd microgames, but missed opportunities dampen its party potential.
Deathloop's hero shoots an enemy with two handguns.

Deathloop review: Live, die, repeat, and look good doing it

Deathloop is another strong (timed) exclusive for PS5 owners, offering up creative genre-bending gameplay and an impeccable style.
Even rolls Dicey to start combat.

Lost in Random review: Don’t be fooled by this Soulslike’s delightful exterior

Lost in Random's gorgeous art and inventive characters drew us in, but was the combat enough to keep us playing?
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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.