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    • Image for Marvel Snap is incredible, but its cash prices are incredibly stupid
      GOUGE AWAY

      Marvel Snap is incredible, but its cash prices are incredibly stupid

      One of 2022's breakout mobile games continues to impress, but its monetisation methods leave a lot to be desired.

    • Image for Ahead of the remake, can we all agree that Dead Space 2 is better than the first one?
      ATTACK ON TITAN

      Ahead of the remake, can we all agree that Dead Space 2 is better than the first one?

      As much as I loved being spooked aboard the USG Ishimura, playing through Dead Space 2 over a decade later is more engrossing and fun than I remembered.

    • Image for Nintendo in 2023: Is Tears of the Kingdom going to be the Switch’s last big hurrah?
      HEAD IN THE CLOUDS

      Nintendo in 2023: Is Tears of the Kingdom going to be the Switch’s last big hurrah?

      Rumours abound that The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom will be the Switch’s swansong – but is it too soon to write off the handheld/home console hybrid?

    • Image for Almost a year after Elden Ring changed everything, there’s never been a better time to return to Dark Souls
      LORDRAN IT OVER

      Almost a year after Elden Ring changed everything, there’s never been a better time to return to Dark Souls

      If you’re considering a replay of Dark Souls, there’s no better time to praise the sun than right now – in a cold, forgettable week in January

    • A mural of the late Terry Pratchett and his Discworld characters adorning a wall near Brick Lane in London
      THE FATHER OF MAGIC

      The best time to make a new Discworld game was 10 years ago – the second best time is now

      Britain’s best fantasy author is criminally overshadowed by its worst. But video games have the power to redress the balance.

    • Image for Now that it’s back on Game Pass, you really need to give this underrated Souls-like a go
      SHELL OUT

      Now that it’s back on Game Pass, you really need to give this underrated Souls-like a go

      2023 has begun, and while we still don’t have a full picture of the Game Pass line-up in January, there’s one game that you should definitely play: Mortal Shell.

    • Image for Sony in 2023: PlayStation 5’s exclusives are still untouchable – it’s just a shame about everything else
      IT’LL END IN TIERS

      Sony in 2023: PlayStation 5’s exclusives are still untouchable – it’s just a shame about everything else

      PlayStation is unstoppable when it comes to behemoth first-party releases – why can’t the rest of its strategy be that good?

    • Image for VG247's The Best Games Ever Podcast – Ep.33: The best game that could have been made by an AI
      HOKEY COMPUTER

      VG247's The Best Games Ever Podcast – Ep.33: The best game that could have been made by an AI

      Humans have wondered for decades if artificial intelligence will lead to their doom, but could it have invented DOOM?

    • Image for Fire Emblem Engage is Three Houses turned up to 11, for better or worse – preview
      ALL ROADS TO CHROM

      Fire Emblem Engage is Three Houses turned up to 11, for better or worse – preview

      If you're concerned about the Persona-fication of Fire Emblem, you might want to temper your expectations for Engage.

    • Image for The best gaming thing I experienced in the holidays? Sonic Prime
      PRIME EXAMPLE

      The best gaming thing I experienced in the holidays? Sonic Prime

      Turns out a new animated Sonic series is a great way to ring in the New Year.

    • Image for Enter the CUMMMFPK Dungeon: The joy of coming to Bloodborne late
      WHO THE F IS CHALICE

      Enter the CUMMMFPK Dungeon: The joy of coming to Bloodborne late

      It’s taken me seven years, but I’m finally wrist-deep in BloodBorne’s guts – and perhaps coming to FromSoft’s pièce de résistance late is the best way to play it.

    • Image for Xbox Game Pass is hiding a must play game for Final Fantasy and Chrono Trigger fans
      ECHOES RETRIEVED

      Xbox Game Pass is hiding a must play game for Final Fantasy and Chrono Trigger fans

      Gorgeous pixel art, compelling RPG mechanics, heavy metal turtle racing – what more could you want from a love letter to 16-bit RPGs?

    • Image for I played Jewel over 200 times last year, but never played beyond level 1
      UNCUT GEMS

      I played Jewel over 200 times last year, but never played beyond level 1

      A daily ritual for a few measly points. What am I doing with my life?

    • Image for VG247's The Best Games Ever Podcast – Ep.32: The best game of 2023
      NOSTRADUMBASS

      VG247's The Best Games Ever Podcast – Ep.32: The best game of 2023

      Can our panellists predict the future? No, obviously.

    • Image for Best of 2022: Elden Ring, and Alex's other GOTY picks
      GOD-TIER

      Best of 2022: Elden Ring, and Alex's other GOTY picks

      Sometimes picking out a best game each year is a painful, difficult choice. Sometimes it’s easy. This year, it’s… sort of both? Let me explain.

    • Image for VG247's The Best Games Ever Podcast – Ep.31: The best game that reminds you of Christmas
      MISTLETOE AND WHINE

      VG247's The Best Games Ever Podcast – Ep.31: The best game that reminds you of Christmas

      Special guests from across the games media join us in the spirit of togetherness.

    • Image for Best of 2022: Lego Star Wars – The Skywalker Saga, and Steph’s other GOTY pick
      A GALAXY FAR AWAY

      Best of 2022: Lego Star Wars – The Skywalker Saga, and Steph’s other GOTY pick

      Because someone else picked Elden Ring.

    • Image for Best of 2022: Elden Ring, and James' other GOTY picks
      FIVE GOLD RINGS

      Best of 2022: Elden Ring, and James' other GOTY picks

      My picks are vanilla ice cream, but it’s the posh stuff that has the little black bits of pod in. Haagen Dazs at the very least.

    • Image for Cyberpunk 2077, in its current state, is a much better open-world RPG than The Witcher 3
      NIGHT (CITY) AND DAY

      Cyberpunk 2077, in its current state, is a much better open-world RPG than The Witcher 3

      Ever role-played as a taxi driver in Night City? You should try it; it's better than watching Geralt auto-gallop to his next contract.

    • Image for Best of 2022: Pokemon Scarlet and Kelsey’s other GOTY picks
      SPAIN IN THE NECK

      Best of 2022: Pokemon Scarlet and Kelsey’s other GOTY picks

      My GOTY is broken, but I don't care.

    • Image for Xbox Game Pass is already looking unbeatable in 2023
      DOM'S SUBS

      Xbox Game Pass is already looking unbeatable in 2023

      As Xbox Game Pass goes from strength to strength, Sony really needs to up its game with PS Plus' tiers.

    • Image for Best of 2022: Signalis, and Connor's runner-up choice
      ACHTUNG ACHTUNG

      Best of 2022: Signalis, and Connor's runner-up choice

      One of the best horror games released in decades, and a memorial for a wacky contender.

    • Image for Best of 2022: Elden Ring, and Sherif’s other GOTY picks
      HORSIN' AROUND

      Best of 2022: Elden Ring, and Sherif’s other GOTY picks

      In which I explain why 2022’s most obvious pick also happens to be the best game I played all year.

    • Image for VG247's The Best Games Ever Podcast – Ep.30: The best game that made you uninstall
      FORMAT C:

      VG247's The Best Games Ever Podcast – Ep.30: The best game that made you uninstall

      Why would you uninstall the best game ever?

    • Image for Xbox Game Pass and PlayStation Plus in the '90s would have seemed like a Christmas miracle
      Yule backlog

      Xbox Game Pass and PlayStation Plus in the '90s would have seemed like a Christmas miracle

      This Christmas, Timmy, you've got Xbox Game Pass. Now let me sleep as I've just eaten 12 mince pies.

    • Image for 2022 Games of the Year: Pentiment, and Jim’s other picks
      THE PAST OF US

      2022 Games of the Year: Pentiment, and Jim’s other picks

      A time-machine fuelled by the power of art, a comic book epic about sharing your feelings, and one of the most inventive RPGs we’ve seen in decades.

    • Image for Best of 2022: Vampire Survivors – Tom’s one true and only choice for GOTY
      COFFIN FIT

      Best of 2022: Vampire Survivors – Tom’s one true and only choice for GOTY

      I’m not even picking runners-up. Nothing else comes close.

    • Image for 2022 Games of the Year: Tunic, and Dom’s other GOTY picks
      NO FOX GIVEN

      2022 Games of the Year: Tunic, and Dom’s other GOTY picks

      How a tiny little fox fought off the industry’s most imposing behemoths, armed soldiers, and a superhero team-up.

    • Image for Sony handhelds might be dead, but on its 18th birthday the promise of the PSP is as alive as ever
      ALL HANDS ON DECK

      Sony handhelds might be dead, but on its 18th birthday the promise of the PSP is as alive as ever

      The PlayStation Portable and Vita dream might be over, but the Switch and the Steam Deck keep the flame alive.

    • Image for Forspoken devs looked at two PlayStation exclusives to learn what open-world mistakes to avoid
      FREYED PATIENCE

      Forspoken devs looked at two PlayStation exclusives to learn what open-world mistakes to avoid

      The Final Fantasy 15 developer knows that open world games are starting to lose their sheen a bit, and is doing what it can to remedy that.

    • Image for "It just wouldn’t work on PS4": Forspoken devs on why the RPG had to come to PS5
      OFF THE CUFF

      "It just wouldn’t work on PS4": Forspoken devs on why the RPG had to come to PS5

      Luminous Productions has been on quite the journey with PS5 console exclusive Forspoken - but it’ll hopefully be a journey with a happy ending.

    • Image for Next week's big Xbox Box Game Pass game will be detested
      OFF YOUR HIGH HORSE

      Next week's big Xbox Box Game Pass game will be detested

      Are you ready for a ‘marmite game’? It’s been a long time, but it looks like Xbox Game Pass’ upcoming title will be quite divisive.

    • Image for VG247's The Best Games Ever Podcast – Ep.29: The best game where you don't do much
      IDLE CHATTER

      VG247's The Best Games Ever Podcast – Ep.29: The best game where you don't do much

      Sometimes you just want to do nothing and get rewarded.

    • Image for Gaming gift guide: The best Christmas gifts for gamers that aren’t video games
      JOYSTICK NOEL

      Gaming gift guide: The best Christmas gifts for gamers that aren’t video games

      Stuck for what to buy your gamer kids for Christmas in 2022? Need to get a present for your nerd spouse? We’ve got you covered.

    • Players in Wayfinders facing off against a big golem
      FINDING A WAY

      How Wayfinder mixes Warframe DNA with decades of action experience to take on the live service market

      Just announced at The Game Awards, Joe Madureira from Airship Syndicate speaks on what makes Wayfinder special in an already-overcrowded market.

    • Image for VG247's Alternate Game Awards 2022
      GONG SONG

      VG247's Alternate Game Awards 2022

      The phallic statues are ready and polished, the red carpet has been vacuumed, and the stage is set. What has won 2022's most prestigious awards?

    • Image for Card games are boring, so how did two of them become my favourites of 2022?
      TRAP CARD (GAME)

      Card games are boring, so how did two of them become my favourites of 2022?

      I’ve been banging the ‘card games are boring’ drum for years, so I didn’t expect to be spending so much of my game time this year with two of them.

    • Image for $70 console games are good for developers, but they’re getting harder and harder to swallow as a consumer
      A WEAK POUND

      $70 console games are good for developers, but they’re getting harder and harder to swallow as a consumer

      Xbox joins the publishers charging $70 for new, triple-A game – and that’s good. Until you consider there’s a cost of living crisis.

    • Image for One of Nintendo Switch’s best games is coming to Game Pass, and you need to play it
      THINK HUNT

      One of Nintendo Switch’s best games is coming to Game Pass, and you need to play it

      Capcom has been on a roll lately, and in bringing one of its best new games to Xbox Game Pass, everyone wins.

    • Image for Pokemon Scarlet and Violet are great, but the future of Pokemon games is concerning
      BUG TYPE

      Pokemon Scarlet and Violet are great, but the future of Pokemon games is concerning

      Pokemon Scarlet and Violet change up the 26-year-old Pokemon formula in an interesting way, but this is the second game in a row plagued with release bugs.

    • Image for Mythical Pokemon Keldeo debuts in Pokemon Go next week during the Mythic Blade event
      CATCH A LITLLE COLT

      Mythical Pokemon Keldeo debuts in Pokemon Go next week during the Mythic Blade event

      Open up your wallets.

    • Image for What are you playing this weekend?
      BRRRRRRRR

      What are you playing this weekend?

      No more the scarlet maples flash and burn.

    • Image for Overwatch 2 has an on-boarding problem, and it should look to Final Fantasy 14 to fix it
      ROLE PLAY

      Overwatch 2 has an on-boarding problem, and it should look to Final Fantasy 14 to fix it

      When it comes to helping players understand and actually enjoy the game, Overwatch 2 has a lot to learn from Final Fantasy 14.

    • Image for Why does The Callisto Protocol run better on PS5? Maybe because of all those bonus PlayStation devs
      MOONSHOT

      Why does The Callisto Protocol run better on PS5? Maybe because of all those bonus PlayStation devs

      As the world gets to know The Callisto Protocol, it's become clear there is one dominant version of the game on console –?but why?

    • Image for VG247's The Best Games Ever Podcast – Ep.28: The best game to play while you wait for Starfield
      KLINGON TO SANITY

      VG247's The Best Games Ever Podcast – Ep.28: The best game to play while you wait for Starfield

      It's time to boldly go and find another excuse to talk about Bethesda games that aren't out yet.

    • Image for The Callisto Protocol beginner's guide: 8 spoiler-free tips I wish I knew before playing
      SHIV AND LET SHIV

      The Callisto Protocol beginner's guide: 8 spoiler-free tips I wish I knew before playing

      If you want help climbing up Jacob's ladder, look no further than our The Callisto Protocol tips –?they might just save your life.

    • Image for Hitman rules, and Ubisoft needs to take note for Assassin's Creed Mirage (and beyond)
      ASSASSIN 47

      Hitman rules, and Ubisoft needs to take note for Assassin's Creed Mirage (and beyond)

      The next Assassin’s Creed entry is a golden opportunity to turn the franchise’s signature assassinations into more flexible and memorable sequences a la Hitman.

    • Image for Three of the best RPGs of all time land on PS Plus soon
      SHEPERD’S DELIGHT

      Three of the best RPGs of all time land on PS Plus soon

      Wake up, buddy; it’s time to save the universe all over again.

    • Image for New Xbox Game Pass release is more enjoyable than FIFA 23
      JOHN KICK

      New Xbox Game Pass release is more enjoyable than FIFA 23

      If you didn't enjoy FIFA 23, this quirky indie RPG might be to your liking - and it's on Game Pass.

    • Image for Need for Speed finally figured out what it wants to be
      OUT OF UNBOUNDS

      Need for Speed finally figured out what it wants to be

      It took an entire console generation, but there’s a Need for Speed game worth celebrating at last.

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