The Beginner's Guide is a fascinating journey into the thoughts and processes involved in the creation of a video game, and the people that make them.
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Tharsis is a captivating but sadistic game of chance that puts your fate at the mercy of dice.
The Flame in the Flood is an harsh and absorbing survival game that never lets you rest on your laurels, with fantastic audiovisual design direction.
The Banner Saga 2 is a successful adventure whose world-building and tactical combat stands strong, and is enhanced by experience with its predecessor.
Quadrilateral Cowboy makes you feel like a skilled hacker in a memorable 1980’s cyberpunk world.
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided refines and reinforces the defining foundations of the series.
Obduction is a beautiful, unrelenting adventure game whose complex puzzles can be both satisfying and frustrating.
Planet Coaster is an exemplary amusement park management simulation with fantastic construction tools and a wealth of high-quality user-created content.
Specter of Torment is a focused and satisfyingly challenging 2D platformer which retains Shovel Knight's strong aesthetic and sense of charm.
Surviving in Impact Winter's brutally cold apocalypse makes for a tense adventure, but it's marred by a number of technical problems that exacerbate an already arduous task.
The unlikely collision of Mario and Rabbid franchises is delightfully charming, and features a deeply satisfying turn-based tactics system underneath its colorful skin.
Shadow of the Colossus is a beautiful reconstruction of an extraordinary title, a modern classic that everyone must experience.
Crossing Souls is a serviceable action-adventure fueled by 1980s nostalgia, but its dependence on classic tropes isn't enough to make it remarkable.
Exciting changes to combat and an endearing narrative see the final chapter in Kazuma Kiryu's decade-long saga refine what has made the series great.
With smart changes to exploration, discovery, and progression, Far Cry 5 makes engaging and experimenting with its gorgeous open world more exciting than ever.
Battletech's brand of mechanized tactics is as deep as it is slow. But with patience and attention, its detailed mechanics and tonal presentation are incredibly rewarding.
Humor courses through West of Loathing's veins, making every minute of this RPG/adventure hybrid a delight.
As far as its single-player experience goes, Ubisoft's open-world driving game is fun, varied, and accessible.
Smart adjustments to mechanics make the act of playing the Banner Saga series finale feel as suspenseful as the story it tells.
Old and new components of the Yakuza franchise combine to create one of the series' strongest entries.