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Mike Epstein

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60 games reviewed
66.8 average score
70 median score
38.3% 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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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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7 / 10 - Myst
Dec 16, 2020

More than 25 years later, Myst remains iconic. In virtual reality, the puzzle box still confounds, even as it shows its age.

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Dec 1, 2020

Tetris Effect: Connected extends the magic of the original to multiplayer in familiar and innovative ways.

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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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