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A car and a big building in Far Cry 6.

Far Cry 6 review: Less predictable and more political

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 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

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 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 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 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 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 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 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! 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 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 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?
Alex in Life is Strange: True Colors

Life is Strange: True Colors review: An emotional triumph

Life is Strange: True Colors review: An emotional triumph

Life is Strange: True Colors is deeply emotional and relatable, despite its pacing issues and sometimes cringeworthy dialogue.
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Tales of Arise review: Another step toward the future of JRPGs

Tales of Arise review: Another step toward the future of JRPGs

Tales of Arise is Bandai Namco's newest entry in the flagship JRPG series and one of its best as well.
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No More Heroes 3 review: Fewer heroes and more fun!

No More Heroes 3 review: Fewer heroes and more fun!

No More Heroes 3 is another amazing title from Suda51, and is highly recommended for fans of action, fun writing, and unique experiences.
Raz runs on a colorful stage in Psychonauts 2.

Psychonauts 2 review: Empathy and creativity go hand in hand

Psychonauts 2 review: Empathy and creativity go hand in hand

Psychonauts 2 doubles down on what made the 2005 cult classic so beloved, piling on the creativity.
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12 Minutes review: Watching the same show, over and over and over

12 Minutes review: Watching the same show, over and over and over

12 Minutes offers a wonderful cinematic experience, but doesn't always respect players' time.
Freerunning through Paris during the siege.

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Siege of Paris review: Everything is the same

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Siege of Paris review: Everything is the same

Assassin's Creed Valhalla's latest expansion adds more of the same, and in this case, that just means more bloat.
Turtle Beach's Xbox Recon controller standing up on a table.

Turtle Beach Xbox Recon controller review: Game audio mixing made easy

Turtle Beach Xbox Recon controller review: Game audio mixing made easy

Turtle Beach's Xbox Recon controller sets a new bar for third-party controllers with a commitment to game audio.
Cramorant eating Pikachu in Pokemon Unite

Pokémon Unite review: Not quite a slam dunk for Switch owners

Pokémon Unite review: Not quite a slam dunk for Switch owners

Pokémon Unite is a fun multiplayer game, but bogged down by some odd design choices.
A character points a finger in The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles.

The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles review: No objections!

The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles review: No objections!

The Great Ace Attorney lives up to its name thanks to great new mechanics and characters.
Deaths Door gameplay

Death’s Door review: Bringing life to a dark, dead world

Death’s Door review: Bringing life to a dark, dead world

Death's Door goes above and beyond expectations, providing an experience that surpasses almost every other this year.
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 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 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

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.
A main character in Scarlet Nexus.

Scarlet Nexus review: A deep story with even deeper action

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 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 review: Another PS5 superhero spectacle

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

Biomutant review: A scrappy action RPG that’s loaded with creativity

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

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 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.
New Pokemon Snap

New Pokémon Snap review: A wholesome photo expedition

New Pokémon Snap review: A wholesome photo expedition

New Pokemon Snap is a delightful photography game that's worth the 20-year wait.
Returnal

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

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 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.
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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.