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Mike Epstein


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43 games reviewed
64.8 average score
69 median score
23.3% 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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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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7 / 10 - Disintegration
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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Mar 31, 2020

Panzer Dragoon: Remake restores a cult classic on-rails shooter, flaws and all.

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8 / 10 - Nioh 2
Mar 13, 2020

Nioh 2 is even tougher than the original, and you'll get on its level or happily die trying.

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8 / 10 - Bloodroots
Feb 27, 2020

Forget standoffs and cattle rustling--Bloodroots turns the Wild West into a chaotic murder cartoon.

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The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Tactics can be a passable, if bland, strategy RPG with great inspirations, but lacks the polish or depth to make a strong impression of its own.

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