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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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Wolfenstein: Youngblood Review

Wolfenstein: Youngblood Review

Wolfenstein: Youngblood introduces the Blazkowicz twins, Jess and Soph, as well as co-op, RPG-style progression, and non-linear missions. When you’re deep in the fight with a friend by your side, Youngblood can be great fun.
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Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order review

Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order review

Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 crams 30-plus heroes and more than a dozen heroes into one familiar story. Though impressive in scope, the button mashing combat grows stale and the RPG elements are severely underutilized. It’s fun to play with friends on the couch, but don’t expect much depth.
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Super Mario Maker 2 review

Super Mario Maker 2 review

Super Mario Maker 2 improves on its predecessor in virtually every way, offering a robust level design toolkit to make your side-scrolling Mario dreams come true. It’s an equally lavish experience for those who just want to play. The lengthy campaign alone is worth the price of admission.
Cyberpunk 2077 review

Cyberpunk 2077 looks like an astonishing evolution for action RPGs

Cyberpunk 2077 looks like an astonishing evolution for action RPGs

Cyberpunk 2077's E3 2019 gameplay presentation once again pushed the envelope for open world RPGs. From staggeringly cool hacking mechanics to fluid first-person gunplay to a dizzying degree of customization, Cyberpunk 2077's latest hour long demo has us more excited than ever to enter this dystopia.
Fortnite Review 2019

Fortnite: Battle Royale review

Fortnite: Battle Royale review

Fortnite’s building mechanic is still its shining feature almost two years later. The constant changes to the map, weapons, and gameplay modes make for a consistently intriguing experience — at the expense of the development team.
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Rage 2 Review

Rage 2 Review

Bethesda Studios puts Avalanche Studios in the driver's seat in the second attempt at the world of Rage. Rage 2 sticks the landing when turning you into a postapocalyptic superhero, but doesn’t inspire much confidence in the things Avalanche is known for.
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Days Gone review

Days Gone review

Days Gone’s predictable but well-written story is littered with repetitive missions, shoddy stealth and gunplay, and needless survival mechanics. It’s riddled with performance issues, like janky animations and consistent framerate drops. Days Gone is the first truly disappointing PS4 exclusive.
Mortal Kombat 11 review

Mortal Kombat 11 review

Mortal Kombat 11 review

Mortal Kombatt 11 reinforces NetherRealm Studios’ status as the greatest western fighting developer on the planet, building on what made Mortal Kombat X so great while adding in a few new tricks. If you can only buy one fighting game this year, make it this one and save yourself the hassle.
MLB The Show 19 review

MLB The Show 19 review

MLB The Show 19 review

MLB The Show 19’s major game modes and core gameplay feel very familiar to last year, with the exception of some welcome fielding improvements. However, the new March to October mode shines, offering a fresh, engaging way to experience a season without having to sink dozens of hours into it.
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice review

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice review

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice ditches some elements of From Software’s Souls formula, but make no mistake: This is the hardest game the studio has ever made, and it will kick your butt until you’re ready to cry. It makes victory that much sweeter, especially if you use the plethora of new tools, skills, and abilities at your disposal.
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Nintendo Labo VR Headset Hands-on Review

Nintendo Labo VR Headset Hands-on Review

During our hands-on with the Nintendo Labo VR Kit, fears of a gimmicky product from Nintendo were quickly dispelled. Labo VR brings a clever, new way to experience VR that makes for the perfect addition to the Nintendo Switch.
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The Division 2 review

The Division 2 review

After spending 55 hours with The Division 2, it’s clear that Ubisoft has improved on the original in almost every way. The world is richly detailed, the story missions are wonderful, gunplay and enemy design are great, and the endgame content is worth sticking around for when the story wraps.
Apex Legends Review

Apex Legends review

Apex Legends review

Since its launch, Apex Legends has amassed incredible popularity. The free-to-play battle royale from Respawn Entertainment has improved on the genre, bringing features and an approach that we haven’t quite seen before. It’s been a month since its release ... does it still shape up?
Anthem Hands-on Preview

Anthem review

Anthem review

Anthem is an online shooter from BioWare that’s been compared to games such as Warframe, Destiny, and even Borderlands 2. It’s already proven to have a stunning open-world with action-packed combat that distinguishes itself with its story, characters, and lore. But will it continue to invest in those things as we get closer to the end game?
Far Cry New Dawn review

Far Cry New Dawn review

Far Cry New Dawn review

Far Cry New Dawn is essentially an extension of Far Cry 5 than a full blown sequel. It outshines its predecessor, though, in many ways. It makes better use of the open world by focusing on scavenging and crafting, and this makes the post-apocalyptic Hope County far more rewarding. It could use a better story though.
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Metro Exodus review

Metro Exodus review

Metro Exodus moves the action out of the Moscow subway system and across a devastated Russia, but 4A Games’ latest shooter didn’t forget what made the series so beloved in the first place. Only occasional technical and structural issues hamper what is the best Metro game to date.
Kingdom Hearts III review

‘Kingdom Hearts III’ review

‘Kingdom Hearts III’ review

Kingdom Hearts 3 features seven dazzling Disney and Pixar worlds to explore. This time around, the wondrous combat matches the magic of the scenery and characters. The overall plot is predictably convoluted, but hanging out with Sora, Donald, and Goofy once again is a near constant joy.
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‘Dead Cells’ Review

‘Dead Cells’ Review

Dead Cells is an indie game that blends elements from roguelite and Metroidvania genres to bring fast-paced combat pace, a complex progression system, and gameplay with plenty of secrets to uncover. Prepare to test your patience and your skill with this chaotic indie from Motion Twin.
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‘Resident Evil 2’ review

‘Resident Evil 2’ review

2019’s Resident Evil 2 remake brings the legendary Raccoon City incident to a new generation of players, acting both as a nostalgic throwback and a thoroughly modern horror game with some of the best visuals of the generation and best-in-class sound and environmental design.
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New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe review

New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe review

New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe bundles two distinct Mario Wii U experiences into one package. New Super Mario Bros. U has some of the series’ best designed levels, and New Super Luigi U packs the toughest test the franchise has seen in decades. Both are brilliant, inventive, and endlessly charming.
Gear Club Unlimited 2 review

Gear Club Unlimited 2 review

Gear Club Unlimited 2 review

Gear Club Unlimited 2 arrived exclusively on the Nintendo Switch with it comes over 50 licensed cars, customizable driving mechanics, online and local multiplayer, and the chance to fulfill your dream of becoming a professional race car driver.
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‘Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’ review

‘Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’ review

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is a loving tribute to Nintendo and gaming history. A terrific multiplayer fighter in its own right, even single-player fans have plenty to love this time. Extra DLC characters will flesh out the already enormous roster of famous fighters and will keep Switch owners occupied for a long time.
Just Cause 4 review

‘Just Cause 4’ review

‘Just Cause 4’ review

Just Cause 4 is filled with high-octane explosions and ridiculous stunts. While the spectacle of it all is a literal blast, the world is shallow and feels like a retread of Just Cause 3, a game that launched three years ago.
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‘Marvel’s Spider-Man’ review

‘Marvel’s Spider-Man’ review

‘Marvel's Spider-Man’ manages to live up to its beloved predecessors and stand aside giants like the Batman ‘Arkham’ games, reveling in letting players do everything a spider can -- while also telling a compelling story, and providing a sandbox that's a blast to play in.
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‘Darksiders III’ review

‘Darksiders III’ review

Darksiders III brings Souls-like combat without sacrificing what made the other games so good. New protagonist Fury is a joy to play and while gameplay can be buggy, Darksiders III still manages to combine different influences into an engaging and action-packed adventure filled with creative enemies and clever puzzles.
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‘Fallout 76’ review

‘Fallout 76’ review

Fallout 76 brings the nuclear wasteland online and invites you to hop in with your friends. Tweaks to old systems accentuate its cooperative play but not without some clumsiness. Are the survivors of Vault 76 stepping into a world filled with potential, or are they doomed to waste away in their new home? We find out.
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Pokémon: Let’s Go review

Pokémon: Let’s Go review

Pokémon Let’s Go takes players back to Kanto for a jubilant journey through Pokémon history. Though battling with wild Pokémon has been removed, Let’s Go’s lack of random battles feels like an overall improvement. Kanto is more charming than you even remembered, making Let’s Go a relaxing and inviting entry in the series.
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‘Hitman 2’ review

‘Hitman 2’ review

IO Interactive and Warner Bros introduce us to ‘Hitman 2’, a sequel that embraces what made the series so unique and takes it to another level.
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Battlefield V review

Battlefield V review

Battlefield V’s War Stories give us a new perspective on World War II, but the game’s lack of polish across both its campaign and multiplayer modes are almost impossible to ignore. For fans of DICE’s large-scale, destruction-filled combat, however, there is still plenty to love here.
Diablo Immortal Hands-on Review

‘Diablo Immortal’ hands-on review

‘Diablo Immortal’ hands-on review

Diablo Immortal is a mobile game and while that spells microtransactions and watered-down gameplay for some, our hands on with the game suggests otherwise. Diablo’s upcoming prequel is fun, not just because of its grab and go capabilities, but because it’s a true Diablo experience.
Destiny 2 Review

‘Destiny 2’ review

‘Destiny 2’ review

Destiny 2 benefits from the years Bungie spent refining Destiny, making for a deep and varied shooter experience that’s the best place to enter its worlds.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Review

‘Call of Duty: Black Ops 4’ review

‘Call of Duty: Black Ops 4’ review

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4’s omission of a campaign could have been a deal breaker, but multiplayer, Zombies, and the new Blackout mode make it one of the best shooters of the year. In abandoning campaign mode, Treyarch may have also set a new standard for battle royale.
Assassin's Creed Odyssey review

‘Assassin’s Creed Odyssey’ review

‘Assassin’s Creed Odyssey’ review

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey features an impressive and lavish open world that far exceeds the size of its predecessors. Unfortunately, the compelling family story is hindered by repetition and needless level grinding.
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