Saints Row The Third (Switch) Review
All in all, I’m happy with the experience of having the option to play Saints Row The Third - The Full Package on a modern console again, and even to have the option to go handheld. It’s worth bearing in mind that the game is in no obvious way improved upon compared to the standard version, but is also no worse for wear.
Conan Exiles Review
With dozens of open world survival/crafting games crowding the market, any new entry needs a strong hook and distinct identity. With its link to one of fantasy fiction's most iconic characters, you'd think that Conan Exiles would have it made. The title suggests a Frank Frazetta painting come to life in all its hyper-masculine, brutal glory.
Sea of Thieves Review
The first thing you’ll notice is the absolutely beautiful world. Rendered in Rare's tradition of stylized forms and exaggerations, the breathtaking scenery bathed in a beautiful lighting and colors of dynamic weather and time of day. Oh, and the sea… it’s simply astonishing. The calm and clear sea is a pure paradise sight straight from a postcard, while the storming ocean is a frightening beast, crashing wildly around and beating mercilessly your ship.
Yakuza 6: The Song of Life Review
Yakuza 6 offers one of the finest, most realized crime stories of the medium. It also marks the conclusion of Kiryu Kazuma’s story, granting him an ending befitting such a well-rounded character. And the best part is that you don’t have to be a Yakuza expert to appreciate how it all ends.
Dynasty Warriors 9 Review
If you've played any of the previous Dynasty Warrior games, you're already familiar with the premise. All of the games are loosely based on the 14th century Romance of the Three Kingdoms novel. They combine engagingly early Chinese history, mythology and epic warfare, with a bit of magic and the supernatural tossed into the mix.
Kingdom Come: Deliverance Review
Wildly ambitious in everything it does, you’ve got to have the patience and willingness to put in the time to learn a myriad of untraditional gameplay systems and buy into the realism it wants to establish. Do so, and I think you’ll find this to be one of the most enriching experiences of the year.
Gravity Rush 2 Review
Gravity Rush 2 is not a perfect game, but it undoubtedly expands upon its predecessor in nearly every conceivable way. There are some wonky camera moments along with a few narrative stumbles and problematic quest designs, but the flaws are quickly overshadowed by the triumphs, and just like its endearing protagonist, it lands firmly on its feet in the end.
Rise of the Tomb Raider
Rise of the Tomb Raider is truly a phenomenal game from top to bottom and it has some of the best visuals around. But graphics alone do not make a game great and Rise does not rely on them. Even on the Xbox 360, Rise is great but on the PC it’s better than ever. Rise of the Tomb Raider is the rare sequel that builds not only on its immediate predecessor but improves on all the games in its franchise. Like the 23rd James Bond film Skyfall, Rise of the Tomb Raider succeeds at bringing these two versions of a franchise together in an incredibly satisfying way. Whether this is your 1st Tomb Raider or your 11th, you owe it to yourself to play it. It really is the best Tomb Raider yet.
Just Cause 3
Just Cause 3 is fun, no doubt about it. As an open world game, it balances nicely the need for structure and freedom. You can treat it like a playground or you can focus on mainlining the story, the triteness of which is redeemed by its engaging characters. It asks the player to do a handful of things over and over, but at least offers a truly wide berth in accommodating solutions. Like an action movie marathon, the busy energy of it can become wearying, but in most ways, Just Cause 3 is, quite literally, a blast.