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Jeffrey L. Wilson

New York City
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Favorite Games:
  • Contra (NES)
  • Fire Pro Wrestling World
  • Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty

66 games reviewed
77.4 average score
80 median score
62.1% of games recommended

Jeffrey L. Wilson's Reviews

For more than a decade, Jeffrey L. Wilson has penned gadget- and video game-related nerd-copy for a variety of publications including 2D-X, E-Gear, Laptop, LifeStyler, Parenting, PCMag, Sync, Wise Bread, and WWE. He writes comics, mentors, practices Jeet Kune Do, and speaks at the occasional con. He's fueled by film, music, science, hot debates, and love.

An excellent rebound from the divisive The King of Fighters XIV, KOF XV showcases developer SNK's deep fighting game chops via a creative combat system, vibrant graphics, and many fun extras.

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Jan 20, 2022

Windjammers 2, the sequel to the cult classic Neo Geo game, delivers the same joyous arcade-sports thrills as its predecessor, but adds new moves and smooth online play to the action-packed, strategic mix.

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SNK, with an assist from Code Mystics, updates a classic fighting game with contemporary touches, such as excellent netcode, lobbies, and a spectator mode. This Mount Rushmore fighter reaches its zenith, delivering fun, flexible, and hard-hitting action with lag-free, online play.

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Dec 3, 2021

RetroMania Wrestling continues the action-filled fun established by classic, arcade wrestling titles, but features additional mechanics to please contemporary audiences. It isn't the deepest wrestling game, but that's part of its breezy, accessible charm.

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Nov 4, 2021

With Forza Horizon 5, the racing series makes its first stop in Mexico. It delivers breathtaking vistas, fast action, and the hook: the new EventLab mode that lets the community create cool, custom challenges.

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Featuring a large cast of characters from two popular fighting game universes, the rereleased SNK vs. Capcom: The Match of the Millennium delivers robust fisticuffs in an adorable package.

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Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2 is a joyous return to form for a series that has fallen on hard times in recent years. Its thrilling gameplay and pulsating energy will satisfy older folks longing for a game type that publishers have ignored this generation, as well as younger people who are looking for a ridiculously entertaining diversion with a blood-pumping, head-nodding punk and hip-hop soundtrack. The gameplay engine, one that defines arcade-style skateboarding, is honed to near-perfection, and will hopefully be the foundation for future Tony Hawk games.

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Featuring a huge roster, revamped graphics and sound, and addicting combat, The King of Fighters 2002 Unlimited Match is one of the best fighting games for PCs, despite some omissions.

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Dec 12, 2019

A throwback to classic 16-bit action titles, Blazing Chrome is a run-and-gun game that captures the co-op thrills and tough-as-nails gameplay found in Contra and Metal Slug.

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Kunio and his crew of troublemakers unleash adolescent violence in this new multi-player brawler. Featuring numerous combatants, weapons, and special moves, River City Melee Mach!! may scratch the battle royale itch for people who don't fancy Fortnite or PUBG.

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Sep 18, 2019

River City Girls' fisticuffs, stellar presentation, and RPG-elements make it an exciting and fun entry in the long running River City/Kunio-kun series, but a few missteps prevent it from achieving PC gaming greatness.

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Jul 19, 2019

Platinum Games' groundbreaking shooter blends dazzling speeds, Matrix-like slow-motion effects, and simple but creative gameplay into one the best shooters ever made.

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Contra Anniversary Collection is a solid retro video game bundle for PC that features some of the best run-and-gun titles of the 8- and 16-bit eras, but it lacks many features you'd expect in a contemporary compilation.

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May 23, 2019

Featuring improved animations, more body-wrecking moves, and enhanced gameplay, Mortal Kombat 11 is the best entry in the long-running series. Unfortunately, some in-game shop elements, as well as the grind needed to obtain particular items, are annoying.

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Mar 12, 2019

Team Ninja adds the new offensive- and defensive-minded Break Gauge to its trademark Triangle System. The result is a Dead or Alive title that retains its fan service and boasts additional strategies, but a few issues keep this fighting game from ranking among the genre's best titles.

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This remaster gives Katamari Damacy the high-definition graphics and keyboard support that you'd expect in a modern PC game, but that's all. Considering the game's excellence, that's just fine.

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Fans of Capcom's classic, side-scrolling brawling games will enjoy these seven action-packed beat 'em ups. Unfortunately, the bundle lacks some high-profile releases, as well as the in-depth design docs found in most retro compilations.

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Nov 21, 2018

After a disappointing SoulCalibur V, Bandai Namco has returned from the forge with the newly crafted SoulCalibur VI, a PC fighting game with fresh modes and thrilling gameplay.

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Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner Mars gives the PS2 cult classic mech game updated touches like 4K resolution and VR support. If you played the original game, this release is unlikely to change your opinion.

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Oct 9, 2018

PlayGround Games takes Forza Horizon 3's excellent foundation and builds upon it a new game that exceeds its predecessor in nearly every way. With Forza Horizon 4, Microsoft once again has a genre-defining racing game that drifts close to perfection.

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