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Mike Epstein


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66 games reviewed
67.4 average score
70 median score
40.9% 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.
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Jun 11, 2021

Guilty Gear Strive continues the series' legacy of complex and rewarding technical fighters, enhanced with a new look, characters, and ideas that bring its bold, complex gameplay to new heights.

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May 12, 2021

Hood gives you glimpses of a new and exciting multiplayer concept, but its many, many design flaws keep the game from delivering.

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9 / 10 - Returnal
Apr 29, 2021

Returnal blends elements of shooters, roguelikes, action games, and horror to redefine bullet hell and conjure a mysterious, moody masterpiece.

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Apr 14, 2021

Oddworld's newest revival looks incredible, but its classic stealth-platforming feels old-school in all the wrong ways.

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Mar 29, 2021

Evil Genius 2 makes good on its spy-movie supervillain concept with a challenging management sim that requires cunning and patience.

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9 / 10.0 - Dead by Daylight
Mar 12, 2021

After almost five years, Dead by Daylight has grown into an incredible slasher film simulator, and the best asymmetrical multiplayer game around.

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Feb 23, 2021

Ghosts 'n Goblins Resurrection is an honest, faithful homage to a series known for being so difficult, it's nearly unplayable.

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Feb 10, 2021

Destruction AllStars has solid driving, but its demolition derby-style car combat drags as much as it thrills.

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8 / 10 - Olija
Jan 28, 2021

Olija's quick, zippy combat, platforming puzzles, and minimalist storytelling all shine in a small, pixelated trifle.

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Jan 6, 2021

Super Meat Boy Forever makes some big mechanical changes but maintains its predecessor's reputation as one of gaming's toughest, most satisfying platforming challenges.

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