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Mark Delaney

Boston, MA
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Favorite Games:
  • The Last of Us
  • PUBG
  • Sea of Thieves

151 games reviewed
69.3 average score
70 median score
49.7% of games recommended
Scores 1.6 higher than average

Mark Delaney's Reviews

Mark is a Boston native now living in Portland, Oregon. Formerly the Features and Reviews Editor of TrueAchievements, he's been writing online since 2011 and continues to do so as a freelancer today. Outside of games, he likes biking, binge-watching HBO, and spending time with his partner and kids. He almost never writes in the third person.
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GameSkinny
Mark Delaney

The Church in the Darkness is an ambitious game and delivers on its premise almost all the way. It's worth sipping this Kool-Aid.

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GameSkinny
Mark Delaney
Jul 31, 2019

Madden NFL 20's major new features are good on their own, but they are even better as a foundation for the years to come.

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GamesRadar+
Mark Delaney
Jul 31, 2019

Madden NFL 20 clears the roster and properly initiates the rebuilding phase for football's first franchise.

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GameSkinny
Mark Delaney
Jul 26, 2019

Stranger things have happened, but they're rarely as scary or as fun as The Blackout Club, a dynamic co-op adventure that beckons with its bellowing song of hypnosis.

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GameSkinny
Mark Delaney
Jul 22, 2019

While Zelda and Mario rightfully sell Switches all on their own, for baseball fans, Super Mega Baseball 2 is a supreme mix of arcade and sim, and makes for an understated killer app for Nintendo's console.

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GameSkinny
Mark Delaney

Stranger Things 3 has taken over the pop culture world like it always does when a new season hits Netflix. If you've binged it already and need more, the console game is a fun adaptation worth any fan's time.

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GameSkinny
Mark Delaney
Jul 8, 2019

Sea of Solitude is a deeply personal experience, but it carries the nervousness of a studio desperate not to be misunderstood, delivering this allegory via spoon-feeding.

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GameSkinny
Mark Delaney

Crash Team Racing has long been remembered fondly by players and Beenox's Nitro-Fueled remaster proves, for the most part, we haven't been blinded by nostalgia.

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TrueAchievements
Mark Delaney
Jun 25, 2019

Lousy combat and a low-res, buggy, lifeless land are blemishes for sure, but overall while this may not be the best of the bunch, The Sinking City is certainly the most ambitious of all recent Lovecraftian horror games.

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TrueAchievements
Mark Delaney
May 30, 2019

Team Sonic Racing is Sumo's third race around the track with SEGA's flagship characters. It's not their best effort of the trio but because of the intriguing teamplay focus, it stands up as a worthy game for fans of the genre and families alike.

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TrueAchievements
Mark Delaney
May 28, 2019

Across the board, Void Bastards is unforgettable.

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GameSkinny
Mark Delaney
May 23, 2019

Layers of Fear 2 ups the ante from the original game's haunted house simulator style of horror, but that still leaves it all feeling too scripted to instill any real sense of dread.

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TrueAchievements
Mark Delaney
May 20, 2019

The amazing gunplay and combat of RAGE 2 shouldn't easily get so stale, but because of an open world all too familiar and a story that hardly gets going before it ends, players are left to rule over a kingdom of dirt.

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TrueAchievements
Mark Delaney

All of this makes it hard to argue that anyone new to the series should try V2 Remastered. It offers too many 2012 issues in a prettier 2019 package. However, if you're already a fan, these poorly aged issues are more forgiving, making Sniper Elite V2 Remastered worth aiming for.

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Bloody Disgusting
Mark Delaney

If you don't know the name Asobo Studio, you will after A Plague Tale. It clearly had a vision for what it wanted this game to be and despite the presumably lower budget than similar games, it rarely feels hamstrung by financial constraints. It's a game that looks, sounds, and plays great, and is all wrapped up in a story that unfolds irresistibly. For anyone who still longs for single-player games they can just sink their teeth into and enjoy, A Plague Tale should shoot to the top of your list. It's one of the year's best games.

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Bloody Disgusting
Mark Delaney
Apr 28, 2019

Fade to Silence is nothing if not interesting, which helps keep the game afloat even with several short- and long-term issues. From a studio that has never done this sort of thing and comprised of just a few dozen developers, it’s clear its downfall is its own ambition as virtually all of Fade to Silence’s many systems need refinement. A lack of good tutorials will scare off genre newcomers, while half-baked elements like poor combat and controls will upset the veterans too. Still, the story drips out irresistibly and base-building is deep and engaging, which makes surviving the storm of problems worthwhile. Black Forest Games bit off more than they could chew with Fade to Silence, but they deserve some credit for taking the bite.

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TrueAchievements
Mark Delaney
Apr 22, 2019

Before launch, World War Z seemed to be spoken of with skepticism, perhaps due to its curious choice of IP.

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TrueAchievements
Mark Delaney
Apr 16, 2019

My Time at Portia tries to do so much at once and impressively gets most of it right anyway.

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TrueAchievements
Mark Delaney
Apr 3, 2019

Generation Zero isn't the game I wanted it to be today, but in a world where games are alive and changing all the time, I'm hoping the singularity is still near.

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TrueAchievements
Mark Delaney

Thankfully, the final episode delivers a sendoff worthy of Clementine's arduous and emotional journey. Beautiful and tragic often at once, and thematically tight, "Take Us Back" is a finale the team can be proud of as they move to whatever is next, and the fans can cherish as the story comes to its end.

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