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    • Image for Dead Space remake review: A masterclass in survival horror, all over again
      THE LAST OF USG

      Dead Space remake review: A masterclass in survival horror, all over again

      One of the most influential horror games of all time returns to show us all how it's done. 15 years later, Dead Space asserts its place at the top.

    • Image for Forspoken review: Already on borrowed time
      I'M A FREY'D KNOT

      Forspoken review: Already on borrowed time

      It stumbles out the block with a slow, awkward opening and barely manages to recover its footing – even 10 hours later. But there's something in Forspoken, somewhere.

    • Image for Fire Emblem Engage review: brilliantly meaty strategy RPG combat meets a less compelling world
      SAVED BY THE FELL

      Fire Emblem Engage review: brilliantly meaty strategy RPG combat meets a less compelling world

      Following on from Fire Emblem: Three Houses, Engage has equal capacity to delight and frustrate – for newcomers and veterans alike.

    • Image for People in small apartments deserve better driving games: Thrustmaster T128 review
      SMALL TURN

      People in small apartments deserve better driving games: Thrustmaster T128 review

      A sim-wheel that’s unapologetically designed for cluttered desks.

    • Image for Crisis Core Final Fantasy 7 Reunion review: One of the most impressive remasters ever, but still a PSP game at heart
      THE WUTAI THAT BINDS

      Crisis Core Final Fantasy 7 Reunion review: One of the most impressive remasters ever, but still a PSP game at heart

      With Final Fantasy 7 Remake reinvigorating the wider compilation, is this once-niche RPG spin-off ready for another shot at relevance?

    • Image for The Callisto Protocol review: A dead frustrating space
      UP JACOB’S CREEK

      The Callisto Protocol review: A dead frustrating space

      The Callisto Protocol is what happens when you aim for the moon and land on your arse.

    • Image for Marvel's Midnight Suns review: Firaxis assembles its most joyful game to date
      MARVEL MASHUP

      Marvel's Midnight Suns review: Firaxis assembles its most joyful game to date

      The feelgood game of the year is a strange, stark contrast to XCOM.

    • Petting the dog in The Knight Watch
      NO WAND REQUIRED

      The Knight Witch Review: A magical twist on the genre — lean and engaging

      A decent release, just before 2022 vanishes.

    • Image for Evil West review – One of the year’s best action games let down by outdated level design
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      Evil West review – One of the year’s best action games let down by outdated level design

      Evil West is a fun action game, but it could've been a lot more fun.

    • Image for The Dark Pictures Anthology: The Devil in Me review - A thoughtful, but janky dive into the fetishisation of serial killers
      DU’MET DO US PART

      The Dark Pictures Anthology: The Devil in Me review - A thoughtful, but janky dive into the fetishisation of serial killers

      There’s lots to love about The Devil in Me, but a game this grand needs more time to perfect.

    • Image for Pokemon Scarlet & Violet review: a super-effective new vision – with painful performance woes
      ON THE VICTORY ROAD

      Pokemon Scarlet & Violet review: a super-effective new vision – with painful performance woes

      When Game Freak tries to wrap its head around developing on modern platforms, it still hurts itself in its confusion – despite the greatness of everything else.

    • Two competitors square off in the Dying Light 2 Bloody Ties DLC
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      Dying Light 2 Bloody Ties DLC review: All tied up

      Dying Light 2’s first DLC expansion is more of the same, for better and worse

    • Pilgor is shown atop a beanstalk, being stared down by an NPC, and beside the title card in Goat Simulator 3
      HOOFIN’ AROUND

      Goat Simulator 3 review – A wacky yet meaningful lesson in the etiquette of an entitled goat

      There’s goat-shaped destruction, a presidential race to boycott, and even a portal to IKEA. What more could you want?

    • Image for Somerville review: the most beautiful game I’ve ever played
      SCIENCE-FEELS

      Somerville review: the most beautiful game I’ve ever played

      Jumpship has created a gorgeous work of art that just achieves greatness in Somerville, in spite of some control quirks.

    • Image for Pentiment review: a wonderful tapestry of historical intrigue, and a welcome treat for Game Pass users
      ARS GRATIA ARTIS

      Pentiment review: a wonderful tapestry of historical intrigue, and a welcome treat for Game Pass users

      Nobody expects a lavish ink commission.

    • Image for Tactics Ogre: Reborn review – One of the best strategy games of all time gets even better
      CLING ME THE HORIZON

      Tactics Ogre: Reborn review – One of the best strategy games of all time gets even better

      New features, gorgeous presentation, and a stone-cold classic in the middle? Yeah, Tactics Ogre: Reborn is essential.

    • Ratatoskr sits on Kratos' shoulder in God of War Ragnarok
      FOR THOR EYES

      God of War Ragnarok review: Unmatched spectacle action that's determined to say the quiet part loud

      What did we think of Kratos and Atreus' latest adventure? Find out in our God of War Ragnarok review.

    • Image for Thrustmaster eSwap X Pro review: a star premium pad for symmetrical controller lovers
      E PLEASE, CAROL

      Thrustmaster eSwap X Pro review: a star premium pad for symmetrical controller lovers

      The Thrustmaster eSwap X Pro is a great, quality product, propped-up by one feature that is massively unique.

    • modern-warfare-2-campaign-tf141-1
      GHOST+SOAP BROMANCE

      Modern Warfare 2 campaign review - An excellent pitch for an Infinity Ward RPG

      On the surface, Modern Warfare 2’s campaign may look like the same old Call of Duty – but in playing it, I found it to be the series’ most imaginative.

    • Image for Bayonetta 3 review: An instant classic that feels like a proper old-school, content-packed Nintendo adventure
      HAIR NECESSITIES

      Bayonetta 3 review: An instant classic that feels like a proper old-school, content-packed Nintendo adventure

      Bigger levels, bigger fights, bigger hair – Bayonetta 3 somehow manages to edge the Platinum formula even harder to deliver one hell of a climax.

    • Image for Gotham Knights review: Four isn't always better than one
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      Gotham Knights review: Four isn't always better than one

      It's been many years in the making, but can Gotham Knights meet expectations? Not really.

    • Image for A Plague Tale: Requiem review – an essential Game Pass encore, in sickness and in health
      RAT’S ENTERTAINMENT

      A Plague Tale: Requiem review – an essential Game Pass encore, in sickness and in health

      The cinematic sequel to A Plague Tale: Innocence wants you to think long and hard about who you are, and what you’ve done.

    • Image for Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope review – a Nintendo Switch exclusive with the alluring charm of a GBA classic
      W-AAA-HHH

      Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope review – a Nintendo Switch exclusive with the alluring charm of a GBA classic

      Ubisoft and Nintendo join forces once again to surprise us all with the most unlikely – and lovely –?Nintendo Switch team-up.

    • Cody Gakpo dribbling past a defender in FIFA 23
      23andMbappe

      FIFA 23 Review: EA's last ever FIFA game isn't quite a clinical finish

      Find out how the final football game in EA Sports' long-running series performs in our FIFA 23 review!

    • Image for Scorn review: An immersive, visceral horror experience that takes environmental storytelling to the extreme
      GIGER GROSS

      Scorn review: An immersive, visceral horror experience that takes environmental storytelling to the extreme

      Scorn is as gross as horror gets in 2022.

    • Image for Lego Bricktales review: A near-perfect video game representation of joyous Lego creativity
      HIT THE BRICKS

      Lego Bricktales review: A near-perfect video game representation of joyous Lego creativity

      Lego Bricktales carries the energy of the finest and most experimental Lego video games of the 90s – and it’s a wonderful low-key game of the year contender.

    • Official key art in Deathverse: Let it Die
      Living on

      Deathverse: Let it Die review — a game I love, doomed to the niche

      Deathverse: Let it Die is a weird, wacky, wonderful game. You might hate it.

    • Image for The DioField Chronicle review: An understated, under-marketed strategy RPG romp that deserves better
      HEAVEN AND HELL

      The DioField Chronicle review: An understated, under-marketed strategy RPG romp that deserves better

      The DioField Chronicle feels like it’s been sent to die as some mega-niche undertaking, but it’s nevertheless a pleasingly experimental tactical RPG adventure.

    • Image for Return to Monkey Island review: a charming nostalgia-ridden musing on the ravages of time – and a worthy successor
      TREASURE TROVE

      Return to Monkey Island review: a charming nostalgia-ridden musing on the ravages of time – and a worthy successor

      The creator of the Monkey Island series returns to offer his vision of a third game – and it’s got more to say than its nostalgic trappings first suggest.

    • Image for Metal: Hellsinger review – The road to hell (and Game Pass) is paved with reinventions
      Kill ‘em all

      Metal: Hellsinger review – The road to hell (and Game Pass) is paved with reinventions

      With a wry smile and a knowing little headbang, Metal: Hellsinger is a fun riff on rhythm action tied up in a lean package.

    • Image for Splatoon 3 review: you’ll buy it for the multiplayer – but its single-player story mode is an absolute blast
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      Splatoon 3 review: you’ll buy it for the multiplayer – but its single-player story mode is an absolute blast

      Splatoon 3 feels quite samey, but a high level of polish and the series’ best single-player offering to date elevate this sequel.

    • Image for Steel Rising review — A ballet of French steampunk and Souls that’s more tedious than tour de force
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      Steel Rising review — A ballet of French steampunk and Souls that’s more tedious than tour de force

      Souls-like in nature, Spiders has tinkered with the formula to make a machination all of its own – to mixed results.

    • Marissa Marcel following the filming of Minsky in Immortality
      The memory remains

      Immortality review – A haunting love-letter to the silver screen that will keep you awake at night

      Sam Barlow’s latest deftly weaves cinema and interactive fiction together to create something both unsettling and unexpected.

    • Image for Islets review –?If the wait for Hollow Knight: Silksong is getting you down, you need to try this
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      Islets review –?If the wait for Hollow Knight: Silksong is getting you down, you need to try this

      “We’ve got Hollow Knight at home” never sounded so appealing.

    • Image for The Last of Us Part I review – A PS5 remake that shines above most
      joely good

      The Last of Us Part I review – A PS5 remake that shines above most

      Perhaps not 100% necessary, but still absolutely brilliant.

    • The Boss fires an assault rifle from the roof of a car in Saints Row
      Line 'em Up

      Saints Row Review: Stripped-back shooter-focused sandbox feels aimless outside of super set-pieces

      Found the 3rd Street Saints all over again in the new city of Santo Ileso

    • Kirby being deeelicious in Kirby's Dream Buffet
      Keep Rollin'

      Kirby’s Dream Buffet review: When you want a tasty treat rather than a banquet

      This is the first time a four course meal has ever left me hungry.

    • Image for Midnight Fight Express review: the superb Game Pass brawler that taps into your inner John Wick
      all the gifs

      Midnight Fight Express review: the superb Game Pass brawler that taps into your inner John Wick

      Midnight Fight Express wants you to pull off sick moves and feel good.

    • Tower of Fantasy motorbike
      Cold blooded

      Tower of Fantasy review: Genshin Impact’s newest rival will be lucky to survive the winter

      Is it worth jumping into Tower of Fantasy?

    • Image for Thymesia review: A bargain bin Bloodborne, for better and for worse
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      Thymesia review: A bargain bin Bloodborne, for better and for worse

      There’s something special about Thymesia, but don’t expect greatness.

    • An array of students from varying subjects are shown standing outside of a college gate in this Two Point Campus artwork.
      Whimsi-school

      Two Point Campus review: A zany management sim that lovingly develops its predecessors’ legacy

      It appears Two Point Studios may have taken a class or two in Funny Business.

    • Image for Live A Live is a must-play 16-bit era classic, lovingly remade
      LIFESAVER

      Live A Live is a must-play 16-bit era classic, lovingly remade

      In the 90s, Live A Live was outshone by its peers and missed a Western release. This excellent 2D-HD remake is a chance to set the record straight.

    • The Outsider, a cat, looks up at a factory worker in the Midtown district of Stray.
      Whiskered Away

      Stray review: A touching tale on the importance of pets, hope, and friendship – set in a purrfect playground

      The cat is finally about the bag, but will Stray have you feline fine, or leave you sick as a dog?

    • Victoria Bloom talks of how beautiful Bloom Manor looks from the outside in Eyes in the Dark.
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      Eyes in the Dark Review - A refreshing, beautifully illustrated roguelight that rewards the curious

      The Curious Case of One Victoria Bloom asks that you fight with light, against the dark.

    • 3 Altered Outriders storm through an alien gate in the Outriders Worldslayer DLC.

      Outriders Worldslayer review: Another bumpy ride on Enoch

      More than an Anomaly?

    • Image for Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak review: A royal welcome to the PC and Switch expansion
      Kingdom Come

      Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak review: A royal welcome to the PC and Switch expansion

      Capcom has done it again; Sunbreak might just be the most comprehensive update a Monster Hunter game has ever had.

    • DNF Duel art of Berserker and Vanguard fighting
      Slugfest

      DNF Duel Review: An absurd fighter that pulls no punches

      Certainly one of the wildest fighting games we've seen in a while.

    • The title of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge
      Turtle Power

      Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge review: A radical taste of the 80s with modern quality

      The whole gang is back in this loving send up to the famous cartoon.

    • Image for Mario Strikers Battle League review: perfect play, but somewhat light on content
      IT'S A HAT TRICK

      Mario Strikers Battle League review: perfect play, but somewhat light on content

      Next Level Games goes three-for-three on brilliant Mario soccer games, but at launch Battle League's content is thin on the ground.

    • Image for The Quarry review - A charming slasher successor to Until Dawn that doesn’t disappoint
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      The Quarry review - A charming slasher successor to Until Dawn that doesn’t disappoint

      These summer lovin’ teens are not having a blast.

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