Mike Mahardy


33 games reviewed
76.1 average score
80 median score
57.6% of games recommended

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Mike Mahardy
Nov 1, 2018

Diablo 3 remains a clever, rewarding, and oftentimes brilliant action-RPG that has made a near seamless transition to Nintendo Switch, six years after its original release.

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Mike Mahardy
Dec 15, 2016

I Expect You to Die captures the tension, revelations, and exhilaration of a last-second escape in virtual reality.

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9 / 10 - Titanfall 2
Oct 24, 2016

Titanfall 2 is more measured and intelligent than its predecessor, but just as fluid and kinetic.

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7 / 10 - Gears of War 4
Oct 6, 2016

Gears of War 4 makes the best of the franchise's multiplayer modes, but delivers a lackluster campaign in the process.

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Mike Mahardy
Sep 26, 2016

In its third year, Destiny is showing signs of exhaustion, as it retreads old ground and struggles to find inspiration.

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Mike Mahardy
Sep 5, 2016

Mother Russia Bleeds brings an older genre back into the limelight, with clever boss fights, intricate stage design, and complicated storytelling themes.

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7 / 10 - Master of Orion
Aug 27, 2016

Despite some rough edges and frequent moments of boredom, Master of Orion is an engaging reboot of a classic sci-fi strategy title.

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Mike Mahardy
Jul 1, 2016

Despite a slew of problems, Zero Escape: Zero Time Dilemma uses complex story techniques in a suspenseful tale about human nature.

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9 / 10 - Overwatch
May 25, 2016

Overwatch meshes vastly different ideas and schools of thought into one frantic, exhilarating, layered shooter.

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Mike Mahardy
May 14, 2016

Despite some visual impediments and a mediocre interface, Tastee delivers intelligent turn-based combat in a variety of intense scenarios.

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Mike Mahardy
May 5, 2016

Uncharted 4: A Thief's End blends its gameplay, characters, and world into a magnificent whole, making it the best game in the series, and a new watermark for storytelling.

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Mike Mahardy
Apr 13, 2016

Despite a cloying story and poor dialogue, Bravely Second is a sweeping adventure.

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8 / 10 - Dark Souls III
Apr 4, 2016

Dark Souls 3 is a harrowing trek through a dark and gorgeous world, and despite a few missteps, is well worth the challenge.

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5 / 10 - ADR1FT
Mar 28, 2016

Adr1ft is a gorgeous game with a moving personal story, but its systems clash against one another, creating tedium and boredom throughout.

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Mike Mahardy
Mar 14, 2016

In trying to capture the essence of a precise sport, Casey Powell Lacrosse instead results in a tedious grind against poor AI and frustrating controls.

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8 / 10 - Devil Daggers
Mar 3, 2016

Devil Daggers takes the foundation of the shooter genre and builds it into a fine-tuned, challenging, exhilarating romp through hell.

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Mike Mahardy

Gears of War: Ultimate Edition still plays well from a design perspective, but numerous technical issues hold the PC version back.

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8 / 10 - Far Cry Primal
Feb 22, 2016

Far Cry's new world and renewed focus on survival create a tense experience true to its setting.

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9 / 10 - XCOM 2
Feb 1, 2016

Firaxis turn-based strategy sequel brings major improvements to the multilayered XCOM formula.

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9 / 10 - The Witness
Jan 25, 2016

In both structure and detail, The Witness is an original, difficult, and ultimately rewarding puzzle game.

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