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Matt Buchholtz

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Favorite Games:
  • Borderlands 2
  • Overwatch

25 games reviewed
77.0 average score
80 median score
56.0% of games recommended

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Matt Buchholtz's Reviews

Matt deals in editorials, reviews, and esports. He has worked as a gaming consultant for multiple firms, and enjoys finding games that create a unique and immersive world, without needing too much exposition.
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Matt Buchholtz
9 / 10.0 - Horizon Zero Dawn
Feb 22, 2017

Horizon Zero Dawn is a great choice for those craving action and adventure. With a terrific combat system, a strong female protagonist, and a deep pool of side content, it will surely go down as one of PlayStation's star exclusives.

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7.5 / 10.0 - Dead Rising 4
Dec 5, 2016

Much like the “Roaring Thunder” weapon, Dead Rising 4 banks on nostalgia and humor. While not much new exists in the beat ‘em up genre, this title has a lot of fun moments, delivering an enjoyable return to a zombie-infested Willamette.

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8 / 10.0 - Watch Dogs 2
Nov 18, 2016

No matter their preferred playstyle, gamers can expect an exciting journey through the Bay Area. With new devices and an entertaining ensemble of characters, this is an impressive evolution of the Watch Dogs franchise.

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6 / 10.0 - WWE 2K17
Oct 21, 2016

Playing WWE 2K17 is as frustrating as being a fan of Dolph Ziggler: There’s a lot of potential there, but those in charge of the game just won’t let it shine.

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6.5 / 10.0 - Destiny: Rise of Iron
Oct 4, 2016

While new armor and weapons are sprinkled throughout Destiny: Rise of Iron, we can’t escape the feeling that we’ve seen this all before.

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Sep 27, 2016

Pro Evolution Soccer has never looked better, and with great controls to match, Pro Evo 2017’s core gameplay is incredible. However, a lack of licenses and repetitive commentary keep the title from shining as brightly as it could have.

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9 / 10.0 - FIFA 17
Sep 23, 2016

FIFA’s commitment to an authentic soccer experience shines with a new story mode, improvements to graphics, an approachable learning curve, and a kick-ass soundtrack.

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7 / 10.0 - No Man's Sky
Aug 18, 2016

An ambitious game, No Man’s Sky allows gamers to play space-captain across an entire universe of planets. Unfortunately, numerous glitches and monotonous gameplay options make the game frustrating for those desiring something more serious.

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8.5 / 10.0 - Overcooked
Aug 3, 2016

A clever game that taps into your inner perfectionist, Overcooked is a delicious treat that plays great and is low on carbs.

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Jul 12, 2016

Monster Hunter Generations is a game that caters heavily to fans of the series, but sometimes leaves new players in the dust. Yet, a deep armory of gear and an engaging multiplayer experience deliver a game that offers hours of gameplay for those who don’t mind the grind.

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9 / 10.0 - Overwatch
Jun 2, 2016

With a focus on exquisite gameplay, Overwatch has asserted itself as the new standard not only in team-based shooters, but esports as a whole.

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8.5 / 10.0 - Doom
May 23, 2016

Doom was crafted by a team that clearly loves the series, delivering chainsaws, explosions, and demon-slaying heavy metal all sealed with a kiss.

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7.5 / 10.0 - Battleborn
May 12, 2016

Battleborn is like a one-man band—there's a whole lot going on, but the final product suffers due to spread resources. While lack of maps and missions may be resolved with DLC, the launch product comes off a bit shallow.

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9 / 10.0 - The Banner Saga 2
Apr 27, 2016

While many reviewers will point to The Banner Saga 2's breathtaking art, or mention the sophisticated elevation of a turn-based strategy/RPG, the game's largest success is that it makes you feel like a true leader.

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7.5 / 10.0 - Quantum Break
Apr 1, 2016

Quantum Break is a intriguing science-fiction tale told across two media platforms. While the action and exploration in the video game portions shine, the live-action episodes create a disconnect that is hard to recover from.

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7 / 10.0 - TrackMania Turbo
Mar 23, 2016

For me, TrackMania Turbo just didn't earn the checkered flag. If you love time-trials, however, this is the racing game you've been waiting for.

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7 / 10.0 - Far Cry Primal
Feb 22, 2016

Far Cry Primal really wants you to know that there are tons of things you can do in its prehistoric, open world. Unfortunately, you may not want to do any of them.

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7 / 10.0 - Not a Hero
Feb 2, 2016

The explosion-happy, pixel-art world of Not a Hero can be fun for short bursts. However, its inability to take anything seriously—paired with an intense objective system—leaves it somewhere in the middle.

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2.5 / 10.0 - Bombshell
Jan 29, 2016

Playing Bombshell is like a horrible online date. They had a great profile and pictures, but as soon as you sit down with them, you realize that there's nothing beneath the surface except crazy.

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7.5 / 10.0 - Oxenfree
Jan 15, 2016

Like a good roller coaster, Oxenfree starts with nervous laughter, escalating to an event that leaves the character white-knuckled and wishing they had stayed home.

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