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A character shines a flashlight at a barrel in Amnesia: The Bunker.

Amnesia: The Bunker turns World War I into a harrowing horror story

Amnesia: The Bunker takes the horror series to World War I with a harrowing game about wartime trauma.
Evelyn sits on a bench in Eliza.

This sci-fi game predicted our current AI landscape four years ago

The 2019 indie visual novel Eliza is set in a world where therapy has been automated. Four years later in our own world, apps are doing exactly that with AI.
Miles Morales falls through a multiverse portal in Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse.

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse features an incredible video game Easter egg

If you're catching Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, keep an eye out for this obscure video game history reference.
A regular fight in Street Fighter 6 World Tour.

Street Fighter 6’s World Tour mode is the best fighting game tutorial ever

If you've always wanted to learn how to play fighting games well, you'll want to try out Street Fighter 6's excellent World Tour mode.
The captain of the USS Resolute sits in a chair in Star Trek Resurgence.

It’s been a stellar spring for sci-fi video games. Try these 5 standouts

The last few months have been surprisingly excellent for sci-fi video games, from a great Star Wars game to an engrossing indie about AI.
A runner runs in Marathon.

What is Marathon? Bungie’s mysterious Destiny 2 follow-up, explained

Bungie's next game is Marathon, a revival of its classic 1990s shooter series. Here's why it's important and what's new this time.
Abby screaming in The Last of Us Part II

Naughty Dog confirms its working on a new single-player game in odd apology post

In a post explaining why it didn't show The Last of Us' multiplayer spinoff during PlayStation Showcase, Naughty Dog confirmed its working on a new game.
A close-up of Gollum.

The Lord of the Rings: Gollum review: you shall pass on this bizarre adventure

The Lord of the Rings: Gollum is a messy, confounding throwback to the Wild West era of unpredictable licensed games.
A character holds his hand out in Alone in the Dark.

Alone in the Dark launches in October, and a free prologue is available now

THQ Nordic's upcoming reboot of Alone in the Dark is launching right before Halloween this year.
Animals play poker around a yellow table in Sunshine Shuffle.

A TikTok running joke got a game kicked off the Nintendo Switch eShop

Narrative poker game Sunshine Shuffle was supposed to launch on Nintendo Switch this week. That is, until a running TikTok gag went awry.
A planet floats in the sky in Marathon.

The most exciting PlayStation Showcase trailers you shouldn’t miss

From Marvel's Spider-Man 2 to astonishing indies like Neva, here are the trailers you need to watch from today's PlayStation Showcase.
Miles Morales and Peter Parker stand together in Spider-Man 2.

PlayStation Showcase 2023: how to watch and what to expect

Sony will host a massive PlayStation Showcase today that'll run for over an hour. Here's what you need to know.
Animals play poker in Sunshine Shuffle.

This poker game about talking animals almost made me cry

Sunshine Shuffle turns the classic Dogs Playing Poker painting into an ingenious one-act play about a high-risk heist.
Screwball Scramble is recreated as a 3D browser game.

One of the most iconic ’80s toys gets recreated as a free browser game

The iconic (and frustrating) marble toy Screwball Scramble has been turned into a fully playable, free browser game.
A character shoots demons in Warhammer 40,000: Boltgun.

Warhammer 40,000: Boltgun gets what makes for a satisfying boomer shooter

Warhammer 40,000: Boltgun is a standout boomer shooter filled to the brim with pixelated gore.
Sonic and Samba de Amigo perform together in Sambe de Amigo: Party Central.

Samba de Amigo: Party Central is the hit of Wii era nostalgia I’ve been craving

We shook our Joy-cons along to Moves Like Jagger and Sonic's Escape From the City in one fun, sweat-drenched Samba de Amigo: Party Central demo.
Joshua speaks to Clive in Final Fantasy XVI.

Final Fantasy XVI’s first 3 hours play like a high fantasy Last of Us

The first 3 hours of Final Fantasy XVI give a much better sense of the RPG's modernized approach video game to storytelling.
Lana and Mui stand on a cliff in Planet of Lana.

Planet of Lana review: gentle indie adventure is a fitting Zelda companion

Planet of Lana is a short and sweet puzzle platformer that makes up for its shortcomings with gorgeous art.
Humans jump over a gap in Humanity.

Humanity is the best PS5 (and PSVR2) game I’ve played so far

Humanity is a brilliant puzzle game that reminds me of the weird PlayStation games I grew up loving.
Sam Porter walks across a landscape in Death Stranding: Director's Cut.

Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom’s sequel should go full Death Stranding

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is so close to being a strand game that it already has me crafting hopes for its sequel.
Death Stranding

You can get Death Stranding for free right now on PC. Here’s how

Death Stranding is currently free on the Epic Games Store. Here's how to claim your copy on PC.
Key art for Mortal Kombat 1 shows its logo and Liu Kang.

Mortal Kombat 1 takes the series back to the start this September

Mortal Kombat 1 is coming this September, and it looks bloodier than ever.
Sony's Project Leonardo controller sits on a table.

PlayStation reveals new features and UI for its PS5 Access Controller

Sony's Project Leonardo is now called the Access Controller. Get a first look at how to customize it on PS5, as well as what parts come with it.
Link and Zelda under Hyrule Castle in "The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom."

Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom’s story and ending explained

If you're confused about The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom's complicated timeline, here's a full rundown of its story.
Link on island in the sky in Tears of the Kingdom.

Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom’s box art contains a cute Easter egg for collectors

If you own physical copies of Tears of the Kingdom and Breath of the Wild, put them side by side.
blizzcon 2021 cancelled

BlizzCon is returning as an in-person event this November

BlizzCon is coming back as an in-person event this November after a long pandemic hiatus.
Nicolas Cage appears in Dead by Daylight.

Dead By Daylight adds its most fearsome monster yet: Nicolas Cage

Dead by Daylight is getting a new monster. And his name is Nicolas Cage.
Two squads of heroes clash in an Overwatch 2 trailer.

With PVE mode canceled, Overwatch 2 just isn’t the game for me

With Overwatch 2's planned Hero mode has been scrapped, I've accepted that the sequel simply isn't for me.
Lego cars drive around a green open world in Lego 2K Drive.

Lego 2K Drive review: an imaginative kart racer with one big catch

Lego 2K Drive puts an inventive spin on both Forza Horizon and Mario Kart, but its microtransactions should raise red flags for parents.
Link stands in front of a shrine in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.

Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom’s shrines are even better than Breath of the Wild’s

Breath of the Wild's shrines function like pop quizzes, Tears of the Kingdom's act more as a learner's permit test.
Zelda with the Master Sword in Tears of the Kingdom.

With Tears of the Kingdom, Zelda gets the spotlight she’s always deserved

The voice behind Princess Zelda breaks down what makes the iconic princess so legendary in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.
A Korok walks in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.

Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom players are terrorizing its cutest characters

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom has inspired creativity in players. And that's unfortunate news for Hyrule's Korok population.
A hand picks up an 8BitDo Ultimate controller.

Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom’s controls are easier with these Switch controllers

If you're struggling with The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom's controls, you may want to invest in a new controller.
Link looks at Hyrule Castle in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.

Here’s what Breath of the Wild’s iconic locations look like in Tears of the Kingdom

Just how similar is Hyrule in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom? Take a look at some side-by-side comparisons with Breath of the Wild.