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Mike Epstein


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32 games reviewed
65.3 average score
70 median score
18.8% 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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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.

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Sep 23, 2019

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

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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.

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Jul 30, 2019

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

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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.

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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]

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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.

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8.4 / 10.0 - Outer Wilds
May 30, 2019

Exploring the uncharted worlds of Outer Wilds feels like a true adventure in ways most games never achieve.

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7 / 10.0 - Pathway
Apr 23, 2019

Pathway brings together RPG tactics and roguelite progression with a unique Indiana Jones setting, but it doesn't have the depth to feel replayable.

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8.3 / 10.0 - Ghost Giant
Apr 11, 2019

Ghost Giant may look like something you've played in VR before, but has the character and emotional depth to invoke very real feelings.

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