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Mark Delaney

Portland
N0T PENNYS B0AT
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Favorite Games:
  • PUBG
  • Sea of Thieves
  • State of Decay 2

268 games reviewed
70.1 average score
70 median score
50.0% of games recommended

Mark Delaney's Reviews

Mark is a Boston transplant now biking around in Portland, Oregon. He likes most game genres, binge-watching HBO, and fighting for animal justice. He can be read on OpenCritic, GamesRadar, and over a dozen other outlets to date. He especially enjoys covering battle royale, horror, and sports games.
Jan 26, 2023

Scavenger Studio's semi-open-world adventure game is equal parts poetry, memoir, and mindfulness exercise.

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Dec 2, 2022

Darktide captures the most essential parts of its genre, though it sometimes stumbles when trying to build metagame content on top of that foundation.

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Supermassive calls its latest Dark Pictures entry the end of its first season, and it goes out with a bang.

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6 / 10 - Somerville
Nov 15, 2022

Jumpship's wordless debut comes uniquely structured, but neither the story nor the gameplay do enough to help it carry the torch it's been passed.

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8 / 10 - Signalis
Oct 25, 2022

Signalis is a nostalgic haunt that knows exactly where it came from but still dares to forge ahead, too.

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Oct 20, 2022

Gotham Knights takes the Arkham blueprint and reimagines it as a loot-brawler, often feeling similar, but where it's different, it's worse.

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8 / 10 - Grounded
Sep 26, 2022

Grounded doesn't revolutionize its genre, but it does imbue it with the endearing heart of a child.

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8 / 10 - NBA 2K23
Sep 13, 2022

NBA 2K23 is a return to form for the usually exceptional series, improving gameplay while imbuing a sincere love for basketball history into new and reimagined modes.

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8 / 10 - Immortality
Aug 30, 2022

The latest game from Sam Barlow and Half Mermaid builds on what you've come to expect while also subverting its own genre in clever ways.

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7 / 10 - Madden NFL 23
Aug 22, 2022

On the field, Madden 23 is the best the series has been in a long time, but several of the surrounding pieces feel like they're on injured reserve.

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9 / 10 - As Dusk Falls
Jul 18, 2022

Due to its strong script and pitch-perfect performances, Interior Night's debut stands among the very best games of its kind.

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5 / 10 - Arcadeggedon
Jul 8, 2022

This forgettable genre-blender chases several trends but adds nothing of note to any of them.

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May 19, 2022

In a long line of Evil Dead video games, this latest effort may be the most faithful of all, but sometimes it's loyal to a fault.

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Apr 19, 2022

Back 4 Blood's first major expansion deepens the roguelite elements of the game, but still stumbles on issues that have been present since launch.

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Apr 15, 2022

Much like a feline, Cat Cafe Manager can be unwieldy and directionless, which at different times makes the game fun or frustrating.

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Feb 7, 2022

Techland's undead sequel improves upon the strongest element of its predecessor, but things like story and characters drag it down.

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8 / 10 stars - Unpacking
Nov 1, 2021

Unpacking is simple in concept but complex, interesting, and ultimately meditative in execution. Simply put, it's delightful.

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Nov 1, 2021

Riders Republic boasts an open world full of exciting challenges, scenic views, and the freedom to tackle anything as you wish, making it a surprise hit for 2021.

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Oct 27, 2021

My Friend Peppa has the unenviable task of convincing parents their young kids deserve video games. For the families that don't shy from the medium, this a delightful new way to play together.

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House of Ashes is, in some ways, the best game in The Dark Pictures Anthology yet, but the series still feels like it has unmet potential.

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