Before you rush to buy the discounted Steam Deck, know what you’re buying – some essential tips
I love my Steam Deck, but there’s a limit to what it can do.
Switchback VR for PS VR2 is so scary I genuinely had concerns for my health
Do you like the idea of a stomach-churning rollercoaster, but with added jump scares and general terror?
Try our new interactive map tool (bonus Tom's house included)
Helping you steer clear from cannibals and find the items you're looking for.
Gran Turismo 7 might make you into a VR believer
If it doesn’t, I don’t know what will. This PS VR2 launch title is simply incredible.
THE VRY BEST
The Best PlayStation VR2 games in 2023
The games you absolutely must buy and experience for your PS VR2 headset on PS5.
PS VR2 is brilliant for PlayStation even if it doesn’t sell gangbusters
If you want console VR, you simply have to go PlayStation.
PS VR2 is almost as entertaining for watchers as it is players
If you’ve got kids that think you are a big idiot, PlayStation VR2 games televised in the living room will only enforce that view, in hilarious ways.
NICHELY DOES IT
PlayStation VR2 review: ?530 on PS5 VR might end up being the best money you've ever spent
The PlayStation virtual reality offering costs about ?1k all-in, but the experience is generation defining.
Horizon Call of the Mountain review: The view is worth the climb
PS VR2’s key launch title is gorgeous, but at times a little dull.
Zel-don’t to Zel-do
I'd have forever hated this Xbox Game Pass gem if it wasn't for this one menu option
When at first you don’t succeed, just cheat.
GREEN WITH NOSTALGIA
Game Boy games are mostly awful, but GBA on Switch Online Expansion Pack is huge
Game Boy Advance was a golden age of handheld gaming, if you could see the screen.
As GoldenEye 007 hits Xbox and Switch, please stop dumping on other people's nostalgia
It's OK to not like something, but sometimes you really did have to be there at the time.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
Court of Fouls
VG247's The Best Games Ever Podcast: The 6-month Inquisition Special
After 26 episodes it's time to look back at some of the awful decisions Jim has made.
VG247 Reader Survey 2022
It's the most wonderful time of the year!
Xbox Game Pass has a multiplayer gem that is much better than you think it is
It’s on PS Plus Extra too! This fun, physics-based 3D platformer is a laugh when played with the right people.
One is a duck
Best Starter Pokemon in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet - Evolutions detailed and does the choice matter?
The initial choice of Pokemon feels like a really tough one, but is it worth agonising over?
Get 10% off Pokemon Scarlet and Violet Nintendo eShop codes in the VG47 store
Limited time deal will see you save money on digital purchases for Nintendo, Xbox, and PlayStation digital games and store credit.
BSOD fans represent
VG247's The Best Games Ever Podcast – Ep.26: The best game that crashed at the worst possible time
It's games that crashed. Don't get smart about this, James? OK?
Forza Horizon 5 Barn Finds - Map locations, gifts, how to unlock hidden cars
There are 14 "barn find" cars in Forza Horizon 5 that are hidden away in barns dotted around the Mexico map. Here's how to find them all.
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.
Incredible November Xbox Game Pass addition makes all other games obsolete
The Game Pass line-up for the rest of the year might as well not bother. There’s only one game I’ll be playing.
New Xbox Game Pass addition is so moreish I burnt my lunch
I just couldn’t get enough of the latest game to hit the Xbox sub service, even though my stomach wanted food.
VG247's The Best Games Ever Podcast – Ep.25: The best game with a welsh actor in it
Gareth Bale is welsh.
I pity anyone playing Sonic Frontiers on Nintendo Switch
An uneven game in its best form, on Switch Sonic Frontiers is a mess of pixels and is plain ugly.
YOU'VE BEEN FRAMED
Steam Deck's in-built FPS counter is ruining my life
Bit hyperbolic, yes, but the performance stats and tinkering available on Valve's handheld aren't good for me.
Pray to God Hand
VG247's The Best Games Ever Podcast – Ep.22: The best game about gods that isn't God of War
Are "god games" about gods?
Nate-ural on Deck
Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection on Steam Deck gives me deep PS Vita nostalgia
PS Vita, you deserved a lot better my friend.
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.
VG247's The Best Games Ever Podcast – Ep.21: The best dead game you'd buy a console for if it came back
What franchise do you want to see rise from the grave?
Snake on a plane
VG247's The Best Games Ever Podcast – Ep.20: The best game you played on your phone
Good mobile games come in all shapes and forms.
I'm once again thankful I have another chance to fail at getting into Skyrim
Can't wait to lose Lydia on a mountain and then get burned to death by a dragon I didn't see.
VG247's The Best Games Ever Podcast – Ep.18: The best game you thought was one genre but turned out to be another
The wool has been pulled over our eyes on more than one occasion.
Someone give me about ?1500 so I can play Portal with fancy Nvidia RTX 40 Series graphics
Look, I’m a simple creature. I just want games to look spiffing marvelous.
Audiotore de force
VG247's The Best Games Ever Podcast – Ep.17: Best Assassin's Creed game that isn't an Assassin's Creed game and you can't pick Ghost Of Tsushima
We're altairibly sorry, but our game is a lot like yours.
Full Motion Vidiots
VG247's The Best Games Ever Podcast – Ep.16: Best game that uses that FMV that was all the rage in the '90s
Games really wanted to be films, didn't they?
VG247's The Best Games Ever Podcast – Ep.15: Best game with a wedding in it
Till death do us part (or until we fall out over a podcast topic)
The Last of Us Part I review – A PS5 remake that shines above most
Perhaps not 100% necessary, but still absolutely brilliant.
VG247's The Best Games Ever Podcast – Ep.14: Best game you’d fire into space to prove the Earth isn’t worth saving
Some games are just so bad it doesn't pain us in a great light.
Never Let Me Diablo
VG247's The Best Games Ever Podcast – Ep.13: Best game that was called a clone of another game
Copy, paste, change slightly, repeat.
VG247's The Best Games Ever Podcast – Ep.12: Best game that you hated for a very specific reason
We can't help it when something rubs us the wrong way.
Teenage dirt bag
VG247's The Best Games Ever Podcast – Ep.11: Best game that you were ridiculously hyped for as a teen
Teenage independence brought with it the chance to shape our own gaming futures.
VG247's The Best Games Ever Podcast – Ep.10: Best game that is really bad
We all love things we shouldn't love. Video games are no different.
VG247's The Best Games Ever Podcast – Ep.9: Best game with balls that isn't a sports game
When this topic was decided, we overestimated our ability to ignore the obvious crude options.
VG247's The Best Games Ever Podcast – Ep.8: Best game that journos love but most people think is a bit naff
Look, we know this is pushing the term "most," but just go with it.
Toys out the pram
VG247's The Best Games Ever Podcast – Ep.7: Best game you wanted as a child but never got
It's hard being a kid. There are so many games but rarely do you have the cash to get them all.