CASH HAEMO ROYALE
The best Xbox Game Pass game costs less than the monthly sub
It achieves more with a handful of sprites and some clever psychology than most AAAs do with infinite budgets.
Wo Long Fallen Dynasty is a Souls-like that gives you a helping hand
Dark Souls too lonely? Elden Ring too daunting? Game Pass has got your back. Kinda.
The Callisto Protocol proves that crunch is dumb and doesn't work - The Thursday Nite Rant
Middling scores, poor user reviews, and myriad technical issues: did those 15 hour days really pay off?
The Witcher 3 Next-Gen Upgrade: Should I Choose Raytracing or Performance?
It's a long-awaited upgrade, but now console players are faced with a stark choice.
Synced: Off Planet is another live service shooter set in an apocalyptic future
If you like that sort of thing, 2023 is your year, it seems.
NEED FOR EXPOSURE
NFS Unbound is great, why didn't EA tell anyone? The Thursday Nite Rant
Need For Speed has finally found its identity, but the publisher almost seems ashamed of it.
LAST MINUTE HEROICS
Midnight Suns is a surprise late contender for Game of the Year
Firaxis finally gives us an Iron Man Mode we can all enjoy.
GERALT OF NVIDIA
The Witcher 3 is getting a next-gen upgrade, but does it need one?
The original still holds up remarkably well, but there’s always room for improvement.
ALTA?R WE GO
15 years of Assassin’s Creed: Why there’s never been a better time to replay the first game
The game that changed everything.
REQUIESCAT GAME PASS
Pentiment shows the true value of Game Pass
Games with niche appeal but of huge cultural value benefit from the subscription model.
EYE AM THE MOB
God of War: Ragnar?k casts Odin as a mob boss in a deft blend of The Last of Us and Skyrim
Once again, Kratos' latest adventure is a greatest hits package of AAA gaming.
PANDORA'S IDIOT BOX
God of War: Ragnar?k loves your ?2000 TV
The game ships with a suite of graphics options to make your OLED sing like a valkyrie.
PARP FOR THE COURSE
Classic TV themes in Trombone Champ
We are very, very sorry about this.
I hate Marvel Snap and so does my toilet seat
Why can't I stop? Why?
Xbox Series S isn’t holding next-gen back, reality is
Devs will always have to cater for the lowest common denominator, which the Series S isn’t.
Pokémon Scarlet and Violet is brilliantly ambitious, but possibly too much for the hardware it has to run on.
I hate to be a "we need a Switch Pro" guy but man, we need a Switch Pro.
Resident Evil 4 Remake lets you move and shoot, but remains staunchly authentic
How do you improve on perfection?
THE MIDDLING JOKE
Gotham Knights answers the question “Would Batman games be as good without Batman?” with: “No”
A circus of Robins can’t fill the Bat-boots.
A Plague Tale: Requiem will let you leg it to the end
Asobo Studio's blockbuster sequel wants you to know that stealth isn't everything.
THE MAD RATTER
A Plague Tale: Requiem refines and expands on the original like every good sequel should
The rat apocalypse gets a blockbuster encore in the style of Aliens or Terminator 2.
What the hell is Scorn? This icky survival horror will leave Game Pass subscribers squirming
Xbox decides to involve HR (Giger).
The First Descendant feels too generic to succeed
High production values and competence can’t elevate bland ideas.
Street Fighter 6’s online experience sets a new gold standard for players
The battle hub is a perfect blend of high-concept social space and match lobby.
We replaced Chris Pratt with Charles Martinet in The Super Mario Bros. Movie trailer
Mario's original voice actor has quite the range.
RAILGRADE is a railway management puzzler that's a train set for your inner child
This miniature sim is a masterclass in how brilliant art direction can elevate a game from mid-tier to something truly memorable.
The Invincible will ask much of the audience, but the rewards could be well worth it
Adapting a landmark work of speculative fiction for the Fortnite age is as risky as space exploration itself.
WAR CHANGES A LOT
Modern Warfare 2: Can it recapture the glory days of Xbox Live?
The original MW2 dominated a much less crowded marketplace.
Sonic Frontiers may finally bring 'Sonic the Games' in line with 'Sonic the Phenomenon'
Bold, daft ideas are essential for Sonic's longevity.
Crisis Core Final Fantasy 7 Reunion: Does it work in a post-remake world, or is it too stuck in the past?
We are once again revisiting the origin of Cloud’s strife.
EGX: Marxist Handpuppet Interrupts Trade Show
Sonic! Devs! Gaming celebs! Nobody is safe from the Red Fox!
EGX vlog: you simply must play Shadows of Doubt
There's no doubt about its quality.
Five reasons why PBA Pro Bowling 2023 is the best game ever
Mind and pick up your shoes.
BEST SERVED COLT
Deathloop comes to us all, here's some Xbox Series X gameplay
The exclusivity deal left too many players out of the loop.
Street Fighter 6: Twenty fist-pounding minutes of new hands-on PS5 gameplay
Better fighters, better modes, better get some practice.
CREED ALL ABOUT IT
Assassin's Creed Mirage proves that less is more
Mirage represents a Unity of past and future.
Are Tomb Raider and Deus Ex now out of the wilderness?
Lara Croft was always too hip to be Square.
Leaving the past
Cyberpunk 2077 is getting some brand new content, but there's bad news for old-gen players
In a new video, Jim looks at the old gen Cyberpunk owners who'll be tragically DLC-less.
Does Steelrising provide a much-needed Bloodborne fix?
Jim and Connor talk about Steelrising, and whether it can provide that souls-like juice we've been craving.
Here's our hands-on first impressions of Valorant's new map, PEARL
We got to spend some time with Valorant's new map, PEARL, and here's what we thought.
wax and wayne
Gotham Knights: Should you care about the DC game that doesn't star Batman?
Gotham Knights is a Batman game without Batman? And that's not as implausible as it might sound...
Elden Ring 2 Wish List: What do we want to see from the next Elden Ring game?
We've been thinking about what we want to see when it comes to the future of The Lands Between.
Saints Row: Here’s an in-depth look at customization
Get a look at the customization of weapons, gangs, bases, cars, and of course the player character in the Saints Row reboot.
Should you care about Square Enix's next big RPG experiment, Forspoken?
Forspoken, in the works for PS5 and PC, could be Square Enix's biggest risk of 2022 – are you excited about it?
Lost Ark: How, when and why to counter attack
One of the MMO's most important combat features is easy to miss. Here's how it works.
23 things I wish I'd known before playing Lost Ark | Beginner's Guide
Jumping into Lost Ark a bit late? No worries! We've got a video that'll take you through everyone you need to know.
Is Elden Ring a bad game? We investigate the lowest scoring user reviews
It turns out not everyone loves Elden Ring... but can the reviews that give the game a low score really be trusted? We investigate.
a sporting chance
Top games releasing in April 2022: Chrono Cross, Nintendo Switch Sports, Lego Star Wars and more
What new games are coming to PS5, Switch, Xbox Series X and PC in the coming months? We've got the best ones here for you.
out of this world
Starfield: 14 things we know so far about the Xbox exclusive Bethesda RPG
Bethesda and Microsoft are releasing Starfield later this year, and whilst information is still thin on the ground, we do know a little about this interstellar adventure.
Fantastic, Mr Fox
Tunic feels like what you remember Zelda playing like when you were younger – Video
Zelda-like adventure game, Tunic, is the 'break game' you need from all those behemoth 80+ hour titles out there.
Check out 10 minutes of new GTA 5 ray tracing footage
An option in the new PS5 and Xbox Series X/S ports, raytracing goes a long way in making Los Santos gorgeous