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Mike Epstein


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47 games reviewed
65.1 average score
69 median score
25.5% 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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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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6 / 10 - Iron Man VR
Jul 8, 2020

Iron Man has moves you've never seen before in VR. But in a bland game, they only take him so far.

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5 / 10 - West of Dead
Jun 29, 2020

West of Dead brings some interesting ideas to the well-trod Rogue-lite scene, but lots of technical and design flaws make it hard to enjoy them.

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Jun 10, 2020

Disintegration smashes first-person-shooting and real-time tactics together to create a wild, crazy thrill ride of a strategy game with a few rough edges.

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6 / 10 - Resolutiion
May 28, 2020

Resolutiion is an action game that asks you to ponder big questions, but stops short of wrestling with them itself.

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May 13, 2020

The Wonderful 101 Remastered revives one of the Wii U's most experimental games, but that doesn't make it worth revisiting.

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8 / 10 - Gears Tactics
Apr 27, 2020

Gears Tactics carefully recreates the chaotic excitement of a Gears of War firefight in turn-based strategy form.

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6 / 10 - Bleeding Edge
Apr 9, 2020

Bleeding Edge blends third-person action with MOBA and hero-shooter mechanics to create an interesting but flawed action esport.

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