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Dirt Rally Review

In Dirt Rally, your co-driver's instructions are as imperative to your survival as your car staying on the road. They're a source of guidance for the severity of each twist of the track, and offer a crucial warning for approaching dangers. Fired off at a rapid clip with almost

Trackmania Turbo

The Trackmania games have been thrilling PC racers for a while now, but sadly absent from console systems. That’s been a shame since its hefty focus on pure arcade-style racing is a perfect fit for big screen TVs and control pads. Thankfully, the latest in the line, Trackmania Turbo, has

Samorost 3 Review

Towards the end of Samorost 3, I grew a pumpkin. I had to solve a puzzle to do it, so I knew I would eventually need the pumpkin for...something. That's just how point-and-click adventure games work. At the time, I could click on the pumpkin and watch it shake in

MLB The Show 16 Review

One of the most famous quotes in baseball history comes from Wee Willie Keeler. When asked about the secret to his success at the plate and what advice he might give others, the tiny right fielder replied simply: “I have already written a treatise and it reads like this: Keep

Enter the Gungeon Review

Enter the Gungeon is a game I should love. It’s a dungeon-crawling, bullet hell roguelike that has a whimsical soundtrack and great visuals. But all of this personality and style is undermined by conflicting concepts, and Enter the Gungeon's lasting appeal suffers for it.Ultimately, Enter the Gungeon is spoiled by

Ratchet & Clank Review

Ratchet & Clank is proof there’s still a lot of mileage left in the 3D platformer genre. It’s less of a reboot and more of a return to form, revitalizing and updating the franchise while simultaneously keeping its use of inventive weapons, alien worlds, and quirky attitude intact. Resurrecting an

The Walking Dead: Michonne — Episode 2: Give No Shelter Review

One of the crucial moments in the first season of Telltale Game’s The Walking Dead involves a mother making a terrible, final decision for the good of both herself and her child. It’s a decision that looms over her husband’s life, through both the remainder of Season One, and the

Grim Dawn Review

Grim Dawn is a fast-paced, gory, and loot-filled action RPG that deserves a spot among the greats of the genre. The developers at Crate Entertainment have ticked off all the boxes that hack-and-slash fans want, and as one of those fans, I was reminded of countless experiences from the past,

Hyper Light Drifter Review

Hyper Light Drifter's setting is so beautiful, so haunting, that I long to know all I can about it. I wish to hear the stories its citizens tell of the world it once was, and the one it might become. I want to hear the music that they sing, and

Slain Review

A legendary warrior named Bathoryn has long been dead, with his coffin lying undisturbed in a dark dungeon. Subtle and eerie piano notes are playing in the background, with a stunning blue mist, and several cobwebs enveloping Bathoryn’s resting place. Then a blue spectre appears out of nowhere, resurrecting the

Into the Stars Review

I never could have guessed flying past that moon would have had such dire consequences. The Skorn were hot on my trail, and if I didn't hightail it out of there, I would have been attacked by two of their drones. Considering my ace engineer was out of commission, I

Dark Souls 3 Review

Dark Souls III is a game of valleys and peaks, down through dungeons and up over castle walls. It's a plummet into places we shouldn't be--an escape from places we don't belong.But of course, we fight our way through the darkness, and find our way out. There are a few

Black Desert Online

What is the difference between "complex" and "disorganized”? Black Desert Online purports to be complicated--and often, it is--but its abysmal interface and poor introductions to key systems leave you floundering in the early hours, and sometimes in the later ones, too. The rough localization doesn't help matters; non-player characters speak

Quantum Break Review

Few games use live-action cutscenes as emphatically as Quantum Break. It's one of the game's defining elements. Between each of its five gameplay-based chapters, you have the opportunity to watch roughly 20-minute-long episodes, which are entirely optional but designed to offer insight into the antagonist's state of mind. The rest

Lucky’s Tale Review

Lucky's Tale does middle-of-the-road perfectly, never veering too far from the familiar, delivering exactly what we've come to expect from mascot platforming games over the past 20 years. The bright-eyed star, Lucky, bears the hallmarks of a cartoon icon. The enemies and obstacles he crosses recall genre classics like Super

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