Video Game Reviews
F1 Manager 2022 Review – Somehow It Manages
F1 Manager is a nice collection of elements that most manager sim fans would want, but rarely feels like more than the sum of those parts.
The Last of Us Part 1 Review – Faithful to the Core
The Last of Us Part 1 doesn’t take many risks and ends up being an excellent but ultimately conservative remake.
Scathe Review – Weaker than the Sum of its Parts
Scathe is a fast-paced first-person shooter that’s trying to be many things at once: a boomer shooter, a bullet hell, and even a sort of roguelite. How well can it actually manage to fit all of thes...
Pac-Man World Re-PAC Review – Sticks to the Script
A simple but effective remake.
SD Gundam Battle Alliance Review – Mecha Hunter
A celebration of the Gundam property that welcomes newcomers with equal vigor.
Destroy All Humans! 2 – Reprobed Review – Probe-lem Solving
Reprobed’s performance stumbles often, sometimes weighing down an otherwise smartly-modernized version of a classic game.
Madden NFL 23 Review – A Little Maddening
Madden NFL 23 continues its long history of incremental improvements that don’t quite keep up with its audience while simultaneously giving us glimpses of how great it could really be.
Saints Row Review – Appetite For Destruction
The Saints Row reboot doesn't rewrite the franchise's playbook, but that doesn't detract from the fact that it is a fun-filled playground of carnage and destruction.
Midnight Fight Express Review – Brawling on a Budget
Midnight Fight Express takes a cool look, great music, and fluid combat to the next level in one of this year's best beat-em-ups.
Soul Hackers 2 Review – Demon Slayer
Soul Hackers 2 has a few stumbles holding it back from true greatness, but it's still a very good JRPG that is worth playing for fans of the genre.
Rollerdrome Review – Bloody Derby
Roll7's skating/arena shooter is stylish and vibrant while providing enough challenges for those who can groove with its gameplay loop.
Thymesia Review – Plagueborne
Thymesia is a new indie Souls-like where the inspirations aren’t slow and methodical like Dark Souls, but rather fast and reflex-intensive like Bloodborne.
Rumbleverse Review – Royale Rumble
Rumbleverse’s decent combat does very little to differentiate itself in one of gaming’s most crowded genres.
GigaBash Review – One-Trick Pony
While GigaBash ends up being a one-trick pony on account of its many shortcomings in the content department, that cannot detract from the otherwise solid gameplay.
Two Point Campus Review – Back to School
Two Point Campus is a great new addition to the Two Point series, bringing a hilarious new setting, and a couple of new mechanics along the way.
Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered PC Review – Swinging on to PC
With Sony's big push to release PlayStation Studios games to PC, it's finally Spider-Man's turn- here's how his escapades on PC turn out.
Hard West 2 Review – Best Western
Hard West 2 improves on its predecessor and delivers one of the best examples of its genre in recent years.
Sword and Fairy: Together Forever Review – A Solid Experience
A lack of additional content in this console release doesn't detract from the fact that Sword and Fairy: Together Forever is an experience worth seeing through to the end.
Digimon Survive Review – Digital Folk Lore
This is not the Digimon game you are looking for - and that might actually be a good thing.
Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Review – The Beginning and the End
Monolith Soft's newest open world action RPG is a standout achievement and one of the greatest games of its kind.
Endling – Extinction is Forever Review – End of the World
Endling - Extinction is Forever is a harrowing and surprisingly affecting experience.
As Dusk Falls Review – A Playable Movie
As Dusk Falls is not without merits, but its price is maybe a little too steep for what it is.
Forza Horizon 5: Hot Wheels Review – Loop Season
Appropriately enough for one of the best racing games of its time, Forza Horizon 5's first expansion is an unmissable experience.
Stray Review – Like Catnip
BlueTwelve Studio's adventure game backs its unique premise with plenty of substance.
Loopmancer Review – Repeating History
Loopmancer can pack a punch, but it falls short of its own goals too often to be particularly memorable.
Capcom Arcade 2nd Stadium Review – History Lesson
A night in the museum.
Klonoa Phantasy Reverie Series Review – An Excellent Remaster
Despite being light on extras, Klonoa Phantasy Reverie Series delivers lovingly tuned-up remasters that honor and improve the source material.
Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak Review – Dawn’s Triumph
Rise's first expansion isn't a revelation for the series but adds to almost everything fun from the base game while adding some much-needed challenges.
MADiSON Review – Lights, Camera, Horror
Matchpoint Tennis Championships Review – A Half-baked Package
When taken as a whole, Matchpoint Tennis Championships is a game that ends up feeling like a half-baked package.