X GON GIVE IT TO YA
Metroid Fusion remains the scariest 2D game ever
The Metroid franchise has never been too cheery, but GBA’s sole new Metroid entry cranked the spook factor up to eleven. 21 years later, it still unnerves us.
LUCKY RABBID FOOT
Please, Nintendo, let Mario take on more mature genres
Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope has reminded us of all the potential out there for the Mario franchise outside well-trodden sports games and safe spinoffs.
FOR THE VIKING
As live service games shut down, Ubisoft has quietly been running one of the best for years
Despite Ubisoft’s many missteps, some of its online games have been hitting home runs consistently, and For Honor may well be the most overlooked.
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.
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.
SIGHT, LINE & SINKER
Modern Warfare 2’s wide-open map design is great for FPS grandpas like me
For someone tired of MOBA-like map design in modern FPS titles, Infinity Ward’s penchant for open areas and secondary routes in Modern Warfare 2 is perfect.
PS Plus needs these forgotten God of War games before Ragnarok releases
Kratos’ first story arc spans more than three games, but Sony refuses to unearth the God of War PSP titles for players who want the full trip down memory lane.
respect your elders
Why The Elder Scrolls 6 should look to the past to create a better future for the series
Despite all the modern game design ideas and tech innovations available, the key to making the sixth Elder Scrolls an all-timer lies in its own past.
Take-Two in the hand
What if GTA 6 actually lived up to Take-Two's lofty expectations? Because it just might
GTA 6 must check many boxes to meet high fan expectations, but from what we know about Rockstar Games and Take-Two... it has a chance of living up to the hype.
You've got some gaul
The best bit of The Witcher 3: Blood and Wine is a hilarious, throwaway side quest
CD Projekt Red hates bureaucracy as much as the rest of us, and made sure to include that in Blood and Wine by honoring a side-splitting animated film.
looks like hell
Diablo Immortal is a fitting farewell to Diablo 3’s divisive visual style
As we await Diablo 4 and prepare for the imminent launch of Immortal, let’s discuss why Diablo 3’s cartoony visual style faced criticism but ultimately prevailed.
skyrim's the limit
I can’t keep up with The Elder Scrolls Online’s fast-paced content drops – and that’s a good thing
I’m totally okay with lagging behind TESO’s content updates and timed events because Tamriel isn’t rushing me to the next raid.
San And on and on
GTA: San Andreas multiplayer mods continue to thrive in the age of GTA Online – but why?
While GTA Online reigns supreme, massive communities of modders and PC players refuse to let San Andreas’ online modifications die.
Oblivin la vida loca
The Elder Scrolls 6 should have the charm of Oblivion, not just the scale of Skyrim
Bethesda’s long-running fantasy RPG series should allow itself to be sillier – and more colourful! – moving forward.
no spain, no gain
Pokemon Scarlet and Violet: The coolest, funniest and weirdest stuff Spanish Trainers have spotted so far
A deep dive into Game Freak’s next Pokemon instalment as the studio (sort of) heads to Spain.
Dragon’s Dogma is the perfect game to play before Elden Ring
Playing Capcom’s most underrated action RPG might help us better understand (and wait for) From Software’s newest.