Even if Operation: Tango is more a series of puzzles than a traditional stealth game, both my co-op partner and I absolutely felt like secret agents by the end of it – even if we were less James Bond, and more Johnny English.
Such player-driven drama, comedy, and action eclipses anything in the disappointing scripted narrative. The Phantom Pain is one of the worst Metal Gear stories ever told. It functions neither as a standalone narrative nor as worthwhile insight into the series overall. And yet, The Phantom Pain is the best stealth-action game ever made, one where playing flawlessly is just as thrilling as outright failure. And boy – what a thrill.
In this strategy game where you command real-time tactical battles entirely with your voice, the greatest threat is the voice recognition system itself.
Upper One Games succeeds at bringing Native Alaskan cultural heritage to the fore, but fails at making a good platformer.
Hack 'n' Slash's puzzles esoteric puzzles are alternately delightful and discouraging.
The PS4 port of the hilariously macabre PC game could do with a few operations of its own.
The most fragile hero of side-scrolling platforming returns in a beautiful reimagining of Abe's Oddysee.
In the Nazi-dominated alternate history of 1960, it takes more than big guns to topple this new regime.
The PC port of last year's iPad prequel to Deus Ex: Human Revolution could do with a few augmentations.