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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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Fire Emblem: Fates offers new features and gameplay that weigh down the series' tried and true gameplay, rather than enhance it.

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Fire Emblem: Fates offers new features and gameplay that weigh down the series' tried and true gameplay, rather than enhance it.

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Fans waiting for the next Fire Emblem will certainly not feel cheated by Fates: The nerve-wracking decision over risking a character's life with every move has not diminished. That said, with its many attempts at innovation falling short of their marks, and its core gameplay lacking the refinement seen in its predecessors, perhaps Nintendo should signal a tactical retreat and focus on making the best Fire Emblem possible.

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We're only one episode in, but Hitman already excels as an episodic game.

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Apr 1, 2016

Quantum Break tries to master video game and TV storytelling, but fails at both.

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A fun and fitting end for Nathan Drake

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- Doom
May 19, 2016

Doom is a brilliant homage to the spirit, and hellish gore, of old PC shooters.

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Mirror's Edge: Catalyst still has fun parkour, but fails as a compelling open-world game.

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Aug 1, 2016

Song of the Deep has too many bugs and design flaws to stay afloat.

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Aug 23, 2016

'No Man's Sky' is the most massive exploration game of all time, but ultimately feels hollow

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