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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

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

Planet Alpha Review

Planet Alpha was a polarizing game for me. It’s probably one of the most gorgeous games to come out this year and there wasn’t one location on the planet that didn’t elicit some sort of awed verbal response. The platforming gameplay, however, leaves much, much more to be desired.

Planet Alpha Review

Ys Origin Review

As its title suggests, Ys Origin serves as prequel to the long-running Ys JRPG-series. It takes place 700 years prior to the events of the other games, in the world of Ys ruled by two Goddesses Reah and Feena. For many years Ys lived in peace and harmony until suddenly it all changed when an influx of demons arrived in the land.

Ys Origin Review

Forza Horizon 3

Forza Horizon 3 is an absolute masterpiece. You’ll be hard pressed to find an open-world racing game that is this visually stunning, sounds this phenomenal, has this much content, and most importantly; this fun to play.

Forza Horizon 3

Anarcute

The game gets more and more repetitive as you reach later stages so its best enjoyed in small doses. Regardless, Anarcute is a fun, well built game to play. It has the right amount of challenge, the music's great, and the rioters are just so damn adorable.

Anarcute

Hitman Episode 2: Sapienza

Hitman Episode 2: Sapienza builds on the first episode in just about every way. The dense multi-layered map, creative assassination opportunities, and an overall better performance makes this easily the best episode of the two so far.

Hitman Episode 2: Sapienza

Hitman Episode 1: Paris

Killing hasn't been this fun since Blood Money. Despite the technical issues, Hitman is off to a promising start to the "season". The smooth controls, beautiful visuals, and incredibly detailed level design does a solid job in bringing the world's deadliest assassin to current generation consoles.

Hitman Episode 1: Paris

Fortified

Fortified is certainly an enjoyable game to play. The lack of variety and somewhat cliche story isn't necessarily going to grab you, but the lighthearted tone of the game coupled with its entertaining wave-based combat makes for an pretty solid title.

Fortified

Knight Squad

Knight Squad isn't perfect by any stretch of the imagination but the diverse set of game modes, simplistic controls, and frenzied gameplay makes this an enjoyable game to play especially with friends.

Knight Squad

Castle Crashers Remastered

Castle Crashers Remastered still manages to keep the charm that made the game so special 7 years ago. The game still falls victim to some of the same flaws, but is so enjoyable to play that those smaller shortcomings are easily overlooked. Whether you're coming back to the game for a second time or you're a new player, this is a game that has something to offer for everyone.

Castle Crashers Remastered

Blues and Bullets - Episode 1

If it capitalizes on its strengths and polishes its mechanics, then future episodes of Blues and Bullets could definitely be winners.

Blues and Bullets - Episode 1

Halo 5: Guardians

Halo 5: Guardians obviously isn’t meant to be played for its by the numbers campaign. If your love for Halo falls strictly within the realm of its multiplayer, then prepare yourself for a grand old time.

Halo 5: Guardians

Spectra

Spectra is an average, straightforward racer that’s easy enough to grasp. And yet, it comes off as half finished. The scope of the game is small and narrow, the slinky control scheme could use some tweaking, and the levels beg for more variety. At its best, Spectra is little more than an endless runner that would have a happy home on iOS/Android devices. Additional obstacles and differences in level design would go a long way to give Spectra the character it sorely needs. Until that happens, spend your money on the soundtrack instead.

Spectra