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A sand creature jumps at a jeep in Sand Land.

The Sand Land video game is already converting me into a fan of the manga

Sand Land brings something new to the action-RPG genre by letting you take a tank to a swordfight. Here's how it works based on our hands-on experience.
Shiva floats in the air in Final Fantasy XVI.

Final Fantasy XVI review: spectacular highs and lows in an uneven epic

Final Fantasy XVI impresses with awe-inspiring action, but shallow RPG systems turn the time between big battles into an unrewarding chore.
A hand flips over a card in Chants of Sennaar.

Sorry Starfield, but Chants of Sennaar is now my most anticipated September game

Chants of Sennaar will have you decoding entire languages in clever deduction gameplay that's reminiscent of Return of the Obra Dinn.
A character overlooks a desert in Chants of Sennaar.

We played Tribeca Fest’s 2023 game selections and walked away amazed

We tried out all of Tribeca Fest's game selections this year, featuring astonishing titles from Ecuador, Qatar, and more.
Mimi paddles down a river in a kayak in Dordogne.

You should play the year’s most beautiful game on Xbox Game Pass right now

Drop what you're playing and try out Dordogne, a gorgeous watercolor coming-of-age story available now and included with Xbox Game Pass.
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Pixel Ripped 1978 review: VR charmer offers a nostalgic, sanitized version of Atari history

Pixel Ripped 1978 offers a loving ode to Atari history in VR, though one that's perhaps a little too reverential for its own good.
A red and blue car clash in Forza Motorsport

Forza Motorsport includes a one-button accessibility option and ‘CarPG’ hooks

We got lots of new details on Forza Motorsport, including changes to its career mode and its new one-button accessibility feature.
Key art for 33 Immortals

33 Immortals will let you fight God in its Divine Comedy-inspired story

We got more details on 33 Immortals during a hands-on session, including information on its Divine Comedy-inspired story.
A Na'vi riding an Ikron in Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora.

Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora honors the Na’vi with ‘quality over quantity’ gameplay

Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora Associate Game Director Drew Rechner gave us more details about how the open-world game honors the films' ethos.
Sargon leaps in Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown.

Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown is already proving the haters wrong

Ignore the downvotes. We played 30 minutes of Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown and walked away very, very impressed.
Dungeons of Hinterberg key art

Everything we learned about Dungeons of Hinterberg, Xbox showcase’s most eye-catching reveal

We learned more details about Dungeons of Hinterberg, one of the Xbox Games Showcase’s most eye-catching reveals
V rides a motorcycle while shooting at a mech in Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty.

Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty fixes my biggest problems with the base game

After swearing off Cyberpunk 2077 when it launched, a strong Phantom Liberty demo has me ready for a return to Night City.
An island full of puzzles appears in Islands of Insight.

Islands of Insight is Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom meets The Witness

Island of Insight looks like a combination of The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom and The Witness.
60 players race on a track in Stampede Racing Royale.

Stampede: Racing Royale turns Mario Kart into a 60-player battle royale

Stampede: Racing Royale is a 60-player kart racing battle royale that plays like a combination between Fall Guys and Mario Kart.
Robots patrol the streets in Clockwork Revolution.

Clockwork Revolution is Xbox’s next big first-party exclusive

Clockwork Revolution, a time traveling action RPG, is set to be Xbox's next major exclusive.
A spellcaster holds a book in Avowed.

Avowed finally reappears at Xbox Games Showcase with a 2024 launch window

Obsidian's Avowed is now scheduled to launch in 2024 and it has a magical new gameplay trailer.
Lysfanga: The Time Shift Warrior key art shows a character facing off against a bearded enemy.

This ingenious Summer Game Fest indie needs to be on your radar

The clever, time rewinding action of Lysfanga: The Time Shift Warrior blew us away at Summer Game Fest.
A battlefield appears in Immortals of Aveum.

Immortals of Aveum delivers on its ‘fantasy Call of Duty’ promise

Based on our demo at Summer Game Fest, Immortals of Aveum is shaping up to be a perfect summer popcorn game.
Characters wielding strange weapons in the streets of a bright city in the Foamstars trailer.

Foamstars finds a happy middle ground between Splatoon and Overwatch

We played a few matches of Foamstars at Summer Game Fest and are already digging its soapy multiplayer chaos.
An alien structure appears in Cocoon.

Summer Game Fest’s show-stealer isn’t the game you’re expecting

We played a ton of games at this year's Summer Game Fest, but few stuck with us as much as Cocoon.
Saga stands in front of an evidence board in Alan Wake 2.

Alan Wake 2 is more True Detective than Twin Peaks

We saw a chunk of Alan Wake 2 gameplay at Summer Game Fest, and it's looking quite a bit like Resident Evil.
Key art for Mortal Kombat 1 shows Liu Kang.

Mortal Kombat 1’s Kameo system lets me get real bloody creative

We went hands-on with Mortal Kombat 1 at Summer Game Fest and are already loving its bloody creative Kameo system.
Multiple Sonics fight a robot in Sonic Superstars.

Sonic Superstars brings the series back to 2D with co-op

Sega is already zooming forward to its next Sonic the Hedgehog game with the co-op focused Sonic Superstars.
The official artwork confirming Summer Game Fest's return on June 8, 2023.

Summer Game Fest Kickoff 2023: how to watch and what to expect

If you're going to watch one gaming live stream this year, you'll want to choose Summer Game Fest Kickoff. Here's how to watch the summer's biggest show.
A man wears Apple Vision Pro.

Apple made it clear: The Vision Pro isn’t the next big video game platform

Apple's Vision Pro is an impressive XR headset, but its underwhelming video game integration is a disappointment so far.
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.