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Mike Epstein


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54 games reviewed
66.6 average score
70 median score
35.2% 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.
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8 / 10 - Fuser
Nov 24, 2020

Fuser's core mashup-making mechanics are compelling, but they're best enjoyed as a creative pursuit rather than a challenge-based game.

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Nov 18, 2020

Time and the enhanced power of the Xbox Series X has given Ori and the Will of the Wisps the superior technical performance to match its smart, precise gameplay.

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Nov 14, 2020

Though Sackboy: A Big Adventure's aesthetic is a bit basic, its solid platforming presents a good challenge.

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7 / 10 - The Pathless
Nov 10, 2020

Open-world exploration is the central idea and purpose of The Pathless, and its beautiful world rewards embracing your wanderlust.

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8 / 10 - Bugsnax
Nov 9, 2020

Bugsnax' unique concept is so compelling you'll want to see and catch every one of its cute, crawling culinary creatures.

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Nov 6, 2020

Transcending its role as an introduction to the PS5's features, Astro's Playroom is a quick and delightful celebration of PlayStation's history.

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7 / 10 - Ghostrunner
Oct 26, 2020

Ghostrunner is a hard-charging parkour climb, but summiting its platforming challenges is a thrill worth fighting for.

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Crash 4 is a pitch-perfect revival of the classic platformer franchise.

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Sep 10, 2020

Star Renegades revives the magic of the turn-based RPG battle.

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5 / 10 - Skully
Aug 18, 2020

Skully's basic puzzle-solving and platforming are mostly benign, with occasional shows of both clever design and poor craftsmanship.

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