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.
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.
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?
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
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.
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.
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?
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?
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.
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.
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.
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?
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?
VG247's The Best Games Ever Podcast – Ep.32: The best game of 2023
Can our panellists predict the future? No, obviously.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
SPAIN IN THE NECK
Best of 2022: Pokemon Scarlet and Kelsey’s other GOTY picks
My GOTY is broken, but I don't care.
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.
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.
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.
VG247's The Best Games Ever Podcast – Ep.30: The best game that made you uninstall
Why would you uninstall the best game ever?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
CATCH A LITLLE COLT
Mythical Pokemon Keldeo debuts in Pokemon Go next week during the Mythic Blade event
Open up your wallets.
What are you playing this weekend?
No more the scarlet maples flash and burn.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.