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Jordan Minor


Favorite Games:
  • StarCraft
  • Super Smash Bros.
  • Threes

36 games reviewed
78.3 average score
80 median score
66.7% of games recommended

Jordan Minor's Reviews

Former PCMag intern Jordan Minor is a junior software analyst who really just wants to use his fancy Northwestern University journalism degree to write about video games. He's previously written for Kotaku, The A.V. Club, Cards Against Humanity, and 148Apps. In his spare time, he also writes dumb screenplays that occasionally become dumb movies.
Apr 29, 2021

Diablo Immortal is an excellent mobile spin on Blizzard's classic, dungeon-crawling action, but the game's grind means that you may need to stick with it for the long haul to fully appreciate the experience.

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Disco Elysium’s dense, authored, yet player-driven storytelling uses the bones of RPG gameplay to deliver a truly modern piece of interactive political art.

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Super Mario 3D World is an incredible and underplayed Wii U adventure that's now available on Switch. But Bowser’s Fury steals the show with its exciting and fresh take on a 3D Mario game.

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Gorgeous next-gen visuals and fresh takes on Tetris multiplayer make Tetris Effect: Connected an even more transcendent version of the near-perfect puzzle game.

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With the original Fire Emblem's first Western release, Americans can finally enjoy the excellent, debut game in Nintendo's popular strategy-RPG series.

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Oct 2, 2020

I’m not sure if Hades is my absolute favorite Supergiant Games release. Transistor remains criminally underrated. Hades, however, is the one I’ve spent the most time playing and thinking about. It’s the rare roguelite that convinces me of the genre’s merits. Hades masterfully nails its minute-to-minute mechanics alongside the larger character and story progression. I didn’t want to love Hades, but still loved it. I love looking at, fighting in, and absorbing more of this underworld that never stops. So, if you come in with an even slightly more open mind, chances are you’ll love it even more.

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As we prepare for yet another new generation of gaming hardware to push power and technology to their absolute limits, it's nice to play the kind of game that impresses with more timeless qualities of polish and craft. Here you have a beautiful world made of thought-provoking levels, as well as the tools to move through that world with unparalleled grace. Ori and the Will of the Wisps is a worthy continuation of what is now one of Microsoft's best PC game franchises.

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Dec 29, 2015

Heroes of the Storm is Blizzard's attempt to bring multiplayer online battle arenas to the masses, and it succeeds, which isn't necessarily a good thing.

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StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void is both a fantastic conclusion to Blizzard's five-year saga and a great entry point into one of the most complex, but satisfying, strategy games ever. It's a towering achievement.

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Rise of the Tomb Raider proves its predecessor was no fluke and firmly reestablishes the franchise as one worth caring about.

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Gears of War: Ultimate Edition is a fine Xbox One remastering of a classic, important, Xbox 360 game, but it could have been so much more.

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Sep 2, 2015

Rare Replay offers 30 games from across the 30-year legacy of beloved game developer Rare, and while not every game holds up, this huge piece of gaming history will keep you entertained for a long time.

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Aug 28, 2015

Lego Jurassic World gives families four dino-filled adventures to romp through in the increasingly familiar Lego template.

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Apr 17, 2015

The beautifully bloody Mortal Kombat X successfully builds on NetherRealm Studios' fighting game hot streak.

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Feb 6, 2014

Killer Instinct returns as an Xbox One exclusive after a long hiatus. It's one of the most thrilling and enjoyable games at the start of this new console generation, despite feeling skimpy in some areas.

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Nov 19, 2013

Bursting with imagination and immensely satisfying to play, Super Mario 3D World feels like the culmination of everything the series has done so far.

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