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Our video game reviews balance consumer issues with thoughtful critique. Whether to buy a game is always advice that gamers want in their reviews, but a good review can also teach the reader something about how games work and what makes a game important beyond how fun it is.

Review: Anthem is a gorgeous, empty shell
BioWare’s latest experiment doesn’t quite soar, but it shows potential for the future.
Review: Crackdown 3 is not a world worth saving
One of the Xbox One’s biggest exclusives to date feels like too little, too late.
Metro Exodus delivers apocalyptic beauty in small moments—and lots of rough edges
Echoing Half-Life 2 and Wolfenstein, Metro Exodus succeeds in spirit where it fails in mechanics.
Wargroove is one of the best indie games on Nintendo Switch
Fans of turn-based strategy games can't miss this exciting new indie from the developer behind Stardew Valley.
Pikuniku is a short-but-sweet indie platformer with attitude
This deceptively simple adventure is one of 2019's first great games.
My Memory of Us reimagines World War II as a robot war
This indie adventure game stands out thanks to strong visuals and a great performance from Sir Patrick Stewart.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is Nintendo’s greatest labor of love
With more characters and single player options than ever before, Ultimate truly is Super Smash Bros. at its best.
Review: Darksiders III feels brutally ancient
The latest chapter in the Darksiders saga carries the weight of its predecessors.
The past and future of Pokémon come together in Let’s Go!
The first Pokémon RPG to hit Nintendo's latest console might not be everything that fans want, but it still delights.
Review: Battlefield V is a gorgeous game with nothing to say
The latest entry in this first-person shooter franchise returns to World War II to tread old ground.
Hitman 2 keeps the brilliant murdering streak alive, for better or worse
It's more like 'season 2' in all but name, but we aren't complaining.
Review: Cosmic horror comes to life in the official Call of Cthulhu game
The latest RPG based on the universe created by H.P. Lovecraft succeeds by understanding its source material.
Castlevania: Requiem on PS4 is a cheap excuse to revisit 2 classics
If you've never played the older Castlevania games, this collection is for you. If you have, you know what to expect.
Red Dead Redemption 2 brings the Wild West to life with haunting beauty
This Wild West world is Rockstar's finest achievement yet—but at what cost?
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is a streamlined return to the series’ irresistible charm
No single player? No problem for one of the heftiest editions of this massive annual shooter.
Sinner: Sacrifice for Redemption is dark and soulless
This indie adventure blurs the line between inspiration and exploitation.
Super Mario Party is plain and simple fun
Mario and his friends return to form for a round of exciting and easy-to-play mini games.
Destiny 2: Forsaken feels like the best Halo game in years
Full of exciting new features for multiplayer and a thrilling campaign, Forsaken is a great excuse to get back into Destiny 2.
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