Xbox One

Redeemer: Enhanced Edition Review

On paper, there’s a lot to like in Redeemer: melee combos, counter attacks, various weapons, environmental interaction, stealth kills, fun gore, and co-op. In practice, however, there’s little to get excited about.

Redeemer: Enhanced Edition Review

Initial 2: New Stage Review

Initial 2 shows sincere passion towards game making even though the developer Restory Studio has been lacking in everything what star developers could afford. Only nine guys made the game with a shoe-string budget so it can’t compete with the best but the effort alone is commendable. And then some.

Initial 2: New Stage Review

Madden NFL 20 Review

Madden NFL 20 is a gorgeous game, plays beautifully, and the new QB1 mode is a nice addition, but I couldn’t help but continue to think about what’s next for the franchise rather than fully embrace what we got in this year’s package

Madden NFL 20 Review

Warhammer: Chaosbane Review

In the end, Warhammer: Chaosbane is more about its satisfying gameplay than being an accurate and respectful representation of its franchise. Here, Warhammer is actually a mere coating to a competent Diablo clone rather than being an essence of it.

Warhammer: Chaosbane Review

SNK 40th Anniversary Collection

The games might be as old school as they come and the lack of Metal Slug and other top tier SNK titles are missed but the SNK 40th Anniversary collection is more than a compilation of the company’s early hits. The clean interface, breadth of games, added console ports and new playback options represents a new beginning for legal retro game emulation

SNK 40th Anniversary Collection

Life Is Strange 2 Episode 3, "Wastelands" Review

We’ve reached the climax of Life Is Strange 2 and the rollercoaster ride down is liable to be a rocky one. This is definitely one of the better episodes in the game because there’s real danger here. Sean and Daniel have been doing pretty OK for themselves but this is the first time things felt truly unpredictable.

Life Is Strange 2 Episode 3, "Wastelands" Review

Life Is Strange 2 Episode 2, "Rules" Review

Life Is Strange 2 is a road movie where the journey is more important than the destination, which is still kind of up in the air. There are a lot of miles between the Diaz boys and Mexico, leaving open ample opportunities for things to go hideously sideways. It’s early yet so I can’t discern where the story will take these two boys. A solid entry despite its off-key finale.

Life Is Strange 2 Episode 2, "Rules" Review

Operencia: The Stolen Sun Review

Operencia: The Stolen Sun is a turn-based fantasy RPG that exists in what is becoming an ever-emptier niche: budget games that hide their limitations and make up for their modest production values with reasonable, attainable ambitions and high-quality follow through.

Operencia: The Stolen Sun Review

Attack of the Earthlings Review

Built on a fun and underused premise — playing an alien race defending its planet from encroaching humans — and taking a great many plays from games like XCOM, Attack of the Earthlings has made its way to consoles after a release last year on PC.

Attack of the Earthlings Review

DiRT Rally 2.0 Review

DiRT-series drifted more to the arcade-style rally racing game by game, but a few years ago, DirRT Rally made a corrective steering maneuver. Gone was frolicking presentation and other easy-going nonsense and focus was firmly shifted back to rally and rallycross. For the inevitable sequel, DiRT Rally 2.0, magic formula hasn’t been “add more” but rather “refine further”.

DiRT Rally 2.0 Review

Crackdown 3 Review

Crackdown 3 lets you play as an action superhero star, leaping tall buildings in a single bound as you systematically take down a mega corporation and yet, I’ve found that sentence far more exciting than the actual game.

Crackdown 3 Review

Resident Evil 2 Review

Remastering old games is relatively easy. Just spice up the graphics and perhaps smooth out controls a bit and that’s it. Remaking is another story, though, especially if it concerns such a classic video game as Resident Evil 2, something that’s loved and cherished by a whole generation of gamers who first experienced it over 20 years ago on PlayStation 1.

Resident Evil 2 Review

Genesis Alpha One Review

Genesis Alpha One by German indie developer Radiation Blue and published by Team17 covers the star trek to a place where our DNA can prosper once again. Mostly on-board an extensible starship, the game is a mix of resource management and 1st person shooter that almost downplays its most exciting aspects.

Genesis Alpha One Review

Achtung! Cthulhu Tactics Review

Achtung! Cthulhu Tactics feels, looks and sounds like something that’s been developed with a really tight budget. The game has certain old-fashioned charm to it, and the close quarters turn-based action evokes amusing vibes of gentleman’s rules.

Achtung! Cthulhu Tactics Review

Ashen Review

Although Ashen is one of the better Souls-like games, its strengths emerge the more it deviates from the template. With a distinctive art style and approach to co-op, base-building and character interaction, Ashen suffers in those areas in which its Souls model outshines it: fluid and varied combat being the most obvious area. Taken apart from its inspiration, though, Ashen is still an entertaining and elegant experience.

Ashen Review

Fallout 76 Review

 Fallout 76 is a confusing experience, a discord of half-baked ideas and false premises but also some genuinely smart gameplay mechanics that allow solo players and groups alike adventure in equal terms.

Fallout 76 Review