Reviews

Arkham Horror: Mother’s Embrace reviewed by Jarrett Green on PC. This digital adaptation of the Arkham horror board game series from Asmodee Digital is a passable translation of the Lovecraftian Cthulhu mythos, but its simple combat and uninspired detective work won’t sate your otherworldly tabletop hunger for more games like The Sinking City or Call
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Reviewed by Luke Reilly on Xbox Series X. Also available on Xbox One, PlayStation 4/5, PC, and Nintendo Switch. “Part racer and part frenetic puzzle game, Can’t Drive This is a highly imaginative and fresh driving game that thrives as a catchy co-op experience. At its best with four players it’s a genuine riot and
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Balan Wonderworld reviewed by Tom Marks on PC, also available on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation, and Xbox. The latest 3D platformer from Sonic the Hedgehog and Nights into Dreams co-creators Yuji Naka and Naoto Ohshima, published by Square Enix, is a fundamentally flawed shadow of its predecessors. #IGN #Gaming
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Narita Boy is an absolutely gorgeous 2D action platformer with a phenomenal soundtrack and respectable story, that is unfortunately bogged down by backtrack-heavy exploration and one-note combat. The result is a game that’s complicated recommendation to make. Check out our full Narita Boy review, by Mitchell Saltzman on PC. Also available on PlayStation 4, PlayStation
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Reviewed by Tristan Ogilvie on Xbox Series X. Also available on Xbox One, PlayStation 4/5, and PC. “It Takes Two is a spectacular co-op adventure that lays down a path of great gameplay ideas and uses it to play a giddy game of hopscotch. It’s beautiful, breakneck-paced, and bubbling over with creativity, and playfulness and
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Reviewed by Tristan Ogilvie on PC. Also available on Xbox One and PlayStation 4. “Paradise Lost fails to take full advantage of its gripping premise and the haunting atmosphere of its setting, falling short of the standard set by other first-person narrative experiences released in recent years. It’s not as detail-rich as Gone Home, the
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Monster Hunter Rise reviewed by Tom Marks on Nintendo Switch. Monster Hunter Rise mixes classic ideas from games like Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate and before with some of Monster Hunter World and its Iceborne expansion’s best improvements, as well as a whole bunch of clever new mechanics and exciting new monsters like Aknosom, Magnamalo, Bishaten,
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Reviewed on PC by Tristan Ogilvie. Also available on Nintendo Switch. “Cyanide & Happiness – Freakpocalypse is a short and disappointingly simple point-and-click adventure. While diehard fans of the comics will likely get some joy out of interacting with familiar, far-out characters like Shark Dad and Señor Cleanfist, there’s little else to latch onto beyond
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PixelJunk Raiders reviewed by Joseph Knoop on Google Stadia. The latest PixelJunk game from Q-Games (related only by name to others like PixelJunk Monsters or PixelJunk Shooter) is a Stadia exclusive, and while it may look like an inventive and colorful world to wander around, it stumbles hard when it comes to darn near everything
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