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Gears Tactics review: New genre, same gory Gears mayhem

Gears Tactics review: New genre, same gory Gears mayhem

With six similar titles under its name, Gears Tactics is the light refresh the franchise has needed for a while. Presentation is lacking but it's a strong start.

Final Fantasy VII Remake review: Thundaga can’t strike twice

Final Fantasy VII Remake review: Thundaga can’t strike twice

After generations of begging, Final Fantasy VII Remake is here. It's a captivating tale, but one that has learned nothing from the series' recent blunders.
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Call of Duty: Warzone review: Plundering the competition

Call of Duty: Warzone review: Plundering the competition

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare's standalone Battle Royale package was worth the wait. Plunder is a triumph that demands your time.
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MLB The Show 20 review: Refining America’s favorite pastime

MLB The Show 20 review: Refining America’s favorite pastime

While none of the new modes or additions are game changers, they help make MLB The Show 20 the best version yet of Sony's PlayStation 4 baseball sim.
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Resident Evil 3 review: This remake is truly terrifying

Resident Evil 3 review: This remake is truly terrifying

The latest Resident Evil remake is a serious horror game that few will regret playing, even 20 years after the original game's debut. It's truly frightening.
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Afterparty review: A charming game of no consequence

Afterparty review: A charming game of no consequence

Afterparty tackles an interesting concept by making hell into life's afterparty, but struggles to make its gameplay rise to the occasion.
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Doom Eternal review: Gold medal gore

Doom Eternal review: Gold medal gore

Doom Eternal builds on the lightning-fast action that revived the franchise with 2016's Doom. It's one of the best first-person shooters of this generation.
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Animal Crossing: New Horizons review: The vacation we need

Animal Crossing: New Horizons review: The vacation we need

The latest Animal Crossing offering is an escapist player's dream, but should you pick up Animal Crossing: New Horizon at release? Read on to find out.
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Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX review: A monotonous adventure

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX review: A monotonous adventure

Rescue Team DX sets out to revive a Game Boy Advance cult classic but tries too hard to make the experience accessible to all ages with misguided tweaks.
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Google Stadia review: The revolution isn’t now

Google Stadia review: The revolution isn’t now

Google Stadia is a cloud gaming platform that plays games remotely and beams them to your device through the Internet. Stadia delivers much of what it promised, including console-quality gaming on smartphones, but its success comes with plenty of caveats.
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Nvidia GeForce Now review (in-depth): Great cloud gaming on a budget

Nvidia GeForce Now review (in-depth): Great cloud gaming on a budget

Nvidia's GeForce Now is a cloud gaming service that offers access to games rendered on Nvidia's cloud hardware. It's not perfect, but it is affordable.
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Xbox Elite Controller Series 2 review: Best controller ever

Xbox Elite Controller Series 2 review: Best controller ever

Microsoft's Xbox Elite Controller Series 2 might be the best video game controller ever made. It's an easy recommendation, provided cash is no issue, thanks to its extensive customization and durable design. Read our Xbox Elite Controller Series 2 for more.
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Warcraft III Reforged review: A mediocre remaster

Warcraft III Reforged review: A mediocre remaster

Warcraft 3 Reforged, a remaster of Blizzard's classic fantasy RTS, provides updated graphics and better compatibility with modern PCs. Yet a host of bugs and missing features make Warcraft 3 Reforged a mediocre update, at best.
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Pascal’s Wager review: Finally, a Souls-like for your phone

Pascal’s Wager review: Finally, a Souls-like for your phone

Pascal's Wager is essentially a Dark Souls game on mobile devices. Somehow, that was not a complete disaster. While mostly imitating FromSoftware, the game also has a few unique ideas that add a nice twist of strategy to the standard formula, including a "sanity" system during battles.
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PlayStation DualShock 4 Back Button Attachment review: Great upgrade, great price

PlayStation DualShock 4 Back Button Attachment review: Great upgrade, great price

The PS4's DualShock 4 controller now has two more buttons with the addition of the Back Button Attachment. The $30 accessory is the perfect complement to the original controller and adds two buttons. The design is a little bulky, but it's still a great accessory for the price.
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8BitDo Zero 2 review: This gamepad fits in your pocket

8BitDo Zero 2 review: This gamepad fits in your pocket

The 8BitDo Zero 2 is the tiniest controller we've ever seen, giving you a great option for playing the Nintendo Switch on the go. You'll just have to make sure you take some breaks in order to avoid the hand cramping that comes with using a controller that is less than three inches long.
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Ring Fit Adventure Review: A sweaty week in Nintendo’s ring

Ring Fit Adventure Review: A sweaty week in Nintendo’s ring

Nintendo's Ring Fit Adventure offers a refreshing take on working out for people of all fitness levels.
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Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order review

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order review

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is hardly the most unique take we've seen in a video game adaptation of the franchise. Despite this, its blending of several games and Star Wars tropes works, resulting in a game that excels in both combat and in quieter story-focused and exploration-heavy moments.
Death Stranding

Death Stranding review: Bridging the divide

Death Stranding review: Bridging the divide

Death Stranding is a technical marvel filled with innovative social components, which cements Hideo Kojima as one of gaming’s most crucial voices. However, its slow-paced, repetitive gameplay is often too high-concept for its own good, sometimes making the game more entertaining to look at than to play.
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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare review

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare review

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare manages to capture the essence of the original Modern Warfare trilogy without being held slave to its more antiquated elements. The result is Infinity Ward's best game in years, with exceptional strong campaign and competitive multiplayer modes and no-nonsense progression.
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Ghost Recon Breakpoint review: A breaking point

Ghost Recon Breakpoint review: A breaking point

Ghost Recon Breakpoint is a more varied game than its predecessor Ghost Recon Wildlands, but it remains too unpolished for a major AAA release from such an acclaimed shooter franchise. Microtransactions available for several different types of items don't help to smooth out the rough edges.

Destiny 2 Shadowkeep review: A new moon

Destiny 2 Shadowkeep review: A new moon

Destiny 2: Shadowkeep brings players back to the moon and it invites them to explore. The campaign, however, underwhelming. With core gameplay that feels as good as ever, and the introduction of a season pass, it feels like a good foundation for what's to come. Again.
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World of Warcraft Classic review: Waste your time

World of Warcraft Classic review: Waste your time

Fifteen years after release, why is it that World of Warcraft Classic can so easily recapture a world that slowly left it behind? Its divisive art style has helped it stand the test of time, but the same can't be said about its core mechanics. There's still lots to love here, but plenty to loath as well.
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FIFA 20 review: Volta brings flair to the familiar

FIFA 20 review: Volta brings flair to the familiar

FIFA 20 largely keeps teh franchise's standard pitch-based soccer intact with iterative mechanical changes, but it thrives in the street-based Volta Football mode, which is great for longtime fans and newcomers. The Frostbite engine is starting to show its age, however, and the game could use a new coat of paint.
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The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening review

The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening review

The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening is a near-perfect remake of one of the best Zelda games. With a beautiful new art style, plenty of welcome improvements, and a ton more collectibles to find, Link's Awakening is brilliant for both newcomers and longtime fans. Chamber Dungeons is a dud, though.
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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare hands-on

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare hands-on

After playing the beta, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare's core mechanics feel as good as ever. The discovery of potentially predatory microtransactions, however, could undermine the experience. With microtransactions sullying the gameplay of Black Ops 4, we can only hope player criticism has been heard.
Madden NFL 20 Review

Madden NFL 20 review: Get ready to run

Madden NFL 20 review: Get ready to run

Madden NFL 20 brings Ultimate Team and Franchise mode to the next level thanks to the overhauled player ratings system and easy-to-follow progression. But the run game feels like a cheat code, and the new Face of the Franchise career mode is contrived and underwhelming.
Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers review

Final Fantasy XIV Shadowbringers review: Embrace the shadow

Final Fantasy XIV Shadowbringers review: Embrace the shadow

With the launch of the latest FFXIV expansion near, we dove into Early Access to get a taste of what to expect. With a shift in the story and tons of new content, we found that Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers builds upon the critically acclaimed MMO in all the right ways. It's a contender for the best expansion yet.
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Sega Genesis Mini review: As good as you remember

Sega Genesis Mini review: As good as you remember

Taking us back to the glory days of Sega versus Nintendo, the Sega Genesis Mini proves to be the most charming way to play some of the very best Genesis games today. The only thing it's missing is the handy rewind feature, which is a disappointing omission.
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NBA 2K20 review: Double dribble

NBA 2K20 review: Double dribble

For the first time in 2K series history, the story mode is engaging and meaningful in NBA 2K20. That's progress, and so is the inclusion of WNBA teams and players. Other than those important additions, however, NBA 2K20 feels like a lateral move on the court and in its most popular game modes.
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Monster Hunter World: Iceborne review: It won’t leave you cold

Monster Hunter World: Iceborne review: It won’t leave you cold

Colossal in both scope and enjoyment, Monster Hunter World: Iceborne is more than the average expansion. A fun story complements the interesting new biome, while the monster list includes both old favorites and compelling new monsters to topple. Iceborne is a formidable, constantly rewarding challenge.
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Gears 5 review: A much-needed win for Xbox

Gears 5 review: A much-needed win for Xbox

Gears of War 4 showed The Coalition could trace from Epic Games' work, but Gears 5 proves that the studio is capable of creating an innovative game all by itself. Huge leaps in storytelling, fantastic competitive multiplayer, and several cooperative options all add up to one of the best games on Xbox One.
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Blair Witch hands-on preview

Blair Witch hands-on preview

With chilling environments, limited resources, and a near-constant blur between the lines of reality and delusion, the Blair Witch game takes you to the Black Hills Forest and challenges you to face your own fears while tackling the dark past of main character Ellis.
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Control video game review

Control video game review

Remedy Entertainment’s Control is a mysterious paranormal adventure that occasionally loses sight of its goal in a wave of frenetic action. The basic combat loop and world work well, but it feels like the first step in a potential franchise that can more fully flesh out its best ideas.
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