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Mark Delaney

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

262 games reviewed
70.2 average score
70 median score
49.6% 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.
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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Oct 12, 2021

Back 4 Blood comes after a decade of L4D-likes and from the studio that made the timeless original, but it fails to capture the same magic even as well as some prior imitators.

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Oct 7, 2021

Far Cry 6 sits at the dead-end of a decade of sandboxes. Existing primarily as a sprawling checklist, its story shows flashes of excellence in a barrage of bad jokes and sometimes fun but familiar tasks.

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Oct 4, 2021

Alan Wake still shines in a modern landscape thanks to its unique story and intoxicating atmosphere, and the remastered visuals modernize it just in time for Remedy's inevitable sequel.

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Sep 27, 2021

Hot Wheels Unleashed gets its racing and assortment of cars so very right, but the way you go about unlocking more content is unfathomably restrictive and leads to frustration.

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Sep 13, 2021

Lost In Random imagines a dark fairy tale that feels immediately timeless, even if some other aspects of the game won't age as well.

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Sep 8, 2021

The Artful Escape is a kaleidoscopic coming-of-age story that is a joy to move through, even if the actual gameplay is sometimes hardly there.

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