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Briar and Lute attack a giant floating head in Soulstice.

Soulstice review: an enjoyable AA throwback with one fatal flaw

Soulstice review: an enjoyable AA throwback with one fatal flaw

Soulstice is a AA through and through; it's quite ambitious, but some flaws hold it back from true greatness.
The Unknown fires pistols at a demon in Metal: Hellsinger.

Metal: Hellsinger review: this headbanging shooter is a bit one-note

Metal: Hellsinger review: this headbanging shooter is a bit one-note

Metal: Hellsinger makes up for its one-note rhythm-shooting with a fantastic metal soundtrack.
Four Splatoon 3 inklings standing together.

Splatoon 3 review: the antidote to your modern multiplayer woes

Splatoon 3 review: the antidote to your modern multiplayer woes

Splatoon 3 spares no expenses in delivering a wildly fun experience whether you're in it for single or multiplayer.
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Steelrising review: a creative Soulslike attempt that struggles to execute

Steelrising review: a creative Soulslike attempt that struggles to execute

Steelrising has some big ideas for the Soulslike genre, but it can't quite deliver on its grand vision.
Rumbleverse luchador posing infront of a city.

Rumbleverse review: This battle royale is a knockout

Rumbleverse review: This battle royale is a knockout

Rumbleverse is a clever fusion of fighting games and battle royales that impresses even despite some of its early issues.
Ellie pets a giraffe in The Last of Us Part I.

The Last of Us Part I review: Revolutionizing gaming in a new way

The Last of Us Part I review: Revolutionizing gaming in a new way

The Last of Us Part I is incredible, superfluous, and necessary all in one complicated remake package.
Marissa Marcel at a gala in Immortality.

Immortality review: getting some real Persona (1966) vibes

Immortality review: getting some real Persona (1966) vibes

Immortality is a haunting work of interactive fiction that questions our at-times uncomfortable relationship with art.
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Madden NFL 23 review: not a fumble, but still lost yardage

Madden NFL 23 review: not a fumble, but still lost yardage

Madden NFL 23 has better gameplay than Madden NFL 22, but not much else is improved.
The crew of the Saints Row reboot stands against a wall.

Saints Row review: This open-world reboot is Grand Theft Adequate

Saints Row review: This open-world reboot is Grand Theft Adequate

Saints Row is perfectly fine, but that lack of ambition is disappointing considering the series' wild reputation.
Ringo walking down a street at night.

Soul Hackers 2 review: stylish JRPG tells more than it shows

Soul Hackers 2 review: stylish JRPG tells more than it shows

Soul Hackers 2's excellent RPG gameplay helps make up for a disappointingly forgettable story.
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Razer Barracuda Pro review: Finally, a gaming headset that won’t embarrass you

Razer Barracuda Pro review: Finally, a gaming headset that won’t embarrass you

The Razer Barracuda Pro is a gaming headset with a mercifully discrete design, though not without key sacrifices.
Batman and Shaggy stand back-to-back as other characters fight in MultiVersus key art.

MultiVersus review: corporate-mandated fighting game fun

MultiVersus review: corporate-mandated fighting game fun

Despite its corporate presentation and premise, MultiVersus succeeds at being a fun game for casuals and hardcore players alike,
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Cult of the Lamb review: Midsommar by way of Animal Crossing

Cult of the Lamb review: Midsommar by way of Animal Crossing

Though its roguelite component is lacking, Cult of the Lamb excels as a darkly comedic management sim.
Takuma looking to Tyranomon in Digimon Survive.

Digimon Survive review: two genres, one pretty good package

Digimon Survive review: two genres, one pretty good package

Digimon Survive takes the series in a new hybrid direction and does it well ... for the most part.
Noah and his team standing in a green field.

Xenoblade Chronicles 3 review: The best RPG story I’ve played in ages

Xenoblade Chronicles 3 review: The best RPG story I’ve played in ages

Xenoblade Chronicles 3 isn't the most elegant RPG, but its excellent story makes up for its shortcomings.
The roster showing Live A Live's characters

Live A Live Review: Classic RPG saves the best moments for last

Live A Live Review: Classic RPG saves the best moments for last

Live A Live is a fun JRPG remake that features clever gameplay and unique story mechanics, though it doesn't come together until the very end.
The main cat from Stray looking into the foreground with cyberpunk buildings behind him

Stray review: Sci-fi cat game is much more than an adorable meme

Stray review: Sci-fi cat game is much more than an adorable meme

Stray isn't just an adorable cat game. It's a thoughtful sci-fi story about the intersection of the natural and mechanical world.
An As Dusk Falls character looks concerned in the diner at night.

As Dusk Falls review: Xbox’s atypical narrative adventure leaves a strong mark

As Dusk Falls review: Xbox’s atypical narrative adventure leaves a strong mark

As Dusk Falls' motion comic-like presentation and compelling crime drama narrative help it stand out in the narrative adventure game space.
A plaza in Escape Academy.

Escape Academy review: Escape room fun, minus the stakes

Escape Academy review: Escape room fun, minus the stakes

Escape Academy lovingly recreates the joys of real-world escape rooms, though it struggles to create stakes.
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Yurukill: The Calumniation Games review: The whole is less than the sum of its parts

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

Yurukill: The Calumniation has engaging gameplay mechanics in the spur of the moment, but it's missing a narrative justification that ties them all together.
The Razer Kishi V2 holds a phone playing Cyberpunk 2077.

Razer Kishi V2 review: Mobile gaming controller borrows from the best

Razer Kishi V2 review: Mobile gaming controller borrows from the best

Razer Kishi V2 copies Backbone's notes, but is ultimately one of the best mobile gaming controllers on the market.
Three Hopes characters on a stylized purple background.

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

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

Though Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes lacks variety, it makes up for that with surprising RPG depth worthy of the Three Houses' throne.
Neon White's main character poses by pointing a finger.

Neon White review: Creative shooter is a heavenly delight

Neon White review: Creative shooter is a heavenly delight

Neon White is a sharp takedown of religious fanaticism that revels in its sinfully entertaining card-based gun-platforming.
rapheal and casey jones high five tmnt shredder's revenge.

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

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

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge is a game that welcomes both Turtles fans and beat-'em-up lovers alike.
Donkey Kong charging across the field.

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

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

Mario Strikers: Battle League is yet another Switch game that delivers excellent bones and no meat.
Kao the Kangaroo punches frogs.

Kao the Kangaroo review: An obscure but welcome revival

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.
Karl Fairburne in Sniper Elite 5.

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

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

Sniper Elite 5 delivers a fresh take on World War 2 with its immersive sim hooks, even if it doesn't have anything new to say about the conflict.
An astronaut shooting a laser in Hardspace: Shipbreaker.

Hardspace: Shipbreaker review: Solidarity in space

Hardspace: Shipbreaker review: Solidarity in space

Hardspace: Shipbreaker is a one-of-a-kind anti-puzzle game that's not afraid to advocate for workers' rights.
Leysha sits over a body in Vampire: The Masquerade - Swansong.

Vampire: The Masquerade – Swansong review: A dense meal

Vampire: The Masquerade – Swansong review: A dense meal

Vampire: The Masquerade -- Swansong is an impressive narrative RPG that isn't too friendly to World of Darkness newcomers.
Hiroki holds his sword in front of his face in Trek to Yomi

Trek to Yomi review: Moving story cuts through weak action

Trek to Yomi review: Moving story cuts through weak action

Trek to Yomi's combat may get stale, but its story of a samurai traveling through the land of the dead is surprisingly engaging.
A Mii hits a tennis ball in Nintendo Switch Sports.

Nintendo Switch Sports review: Some things never get old

Nintendo Switch Sports review: Some things never get old

Nintendo Switch Sports is as fun as the series has ever been, even if some of its more complex minigames miss the mark.
Quill jumps into a fight in Moss: Book 2.

Moss: Book 2 review: Modest VR mouse becomes mighty

Moss: Book 2 review: Modest VR mouse becomes mighty

Moss: Book 2 makes one of VR's best adventure games even better with small, but impactful improvements.
Rey explors Ahch-To in Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga.

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

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

Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga features a massive galactic sandbox that's fun to explore, but also lacks focus.
Someone shoots an explosive in Weird West.

Weird West review: Turning the old West into a sandbox

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.
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