Mike Epstein Avatar Image

Mike Epstein

Favorite Games:

36 games reviewed
65.8 average score
70 median score
22.2% of games recommended

Mike Epstein's Reviews

Freelance tech and culture critic. Former gaming editor for Digital Trends. Currently reviews games for IGN, Variety, and others.
Sort by: Page 1 of 4
8 / 10 - Nioh 2
Mar 13, 2020

Nioh 2 is even tougher than the original, and you'll get on its level or happily die trying.

Read full review

8 / 10 - Bloodroots
Feb 27, 2020

Forget standoffs and cattle rustling--Bloodroots turns the Wild West into a chaotic murder cartoon.

Read full review

The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Tactics can be a passable, if bland, strategy RPG with great inspirations, but lacks the polish or depth to make a strong impression of its own.

Read full review

7 / 10.0 - Code Vein
Sep 26, 2019

Code Vein takes some interesting chances with Soulslike mechanics and finds mixed results, but there's something worth sinking your teeth into here.

Read full review

Sep 23, 2019

The Surge 2 offers the hard-earned pleasures of Souls-style combat, with less of genre's signature sting

Read full review

Sep 4, 2019

Gears 5 biggest changes don't reinvent the series, but give the classic shooter more room to breathe. Let Gears be Gears.

Read full review

Jul 30, 2019

Seed of Evil doesn't rock the boat, but Mutant Year Zero's unique tactical style is worth returning to.

Read full review

5.3 / 10.0 - KILL la KILL - IF
Jul 26, 2019

Kill la Kill The Game: IF looks good, but lacks mechanical depth, narrative nuance, or a breadth of content to match.

Read full review

Jul 6, 2019

A true licensed tie-in game, Stranger Things 3: The Game is most fun when you let fandom lead the way but can fall flat on its own. [Warning: This review contains spoilers for Netflix's Stranger Things, Season 3]

Read full review

Cadence of Hyrule takes the ideas of Crypt of the Necrodancer and the Legend of Zelda and mashes them up to find a distinctively fun gameplay groove.

Read full review

Sort by: Page 1 of 4