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Mike Epstein

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66 games reviewed
67.4 average score
70 median score
40.9% 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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Sep 14, 2016

'ReCore' is a game you'll want to love -- which only make its flaws that much more disappointing.

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Dec 16, 2016

Final Fantasy fans should play this game immediately. It's not perfect, but it has many of the franchise's traditional strengths. If you're new to the series, you may want to try the classics first, or wait for a sale.

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'Breath of the Wild' is the best launch game on Switch and unlike any Legend of Zelda game you've ever played.

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The best looking world we've entered all year can't save Assassin's Creed Origins.

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Jan 26, 2018

'Dragon Ball FighterZ' is the first Dragon Ball game everyone should play.

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Jul 19, 2018

Far Cry 5 never decides what game it wants to be.

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7.4 / 10.0 - Phantom Doctrine
Aug 14, 2018

The campaign itself can feel drawn out at times thanks to a less-than-stellar story and some obviously recycled content, but there's a real thrill in executing covert missions and putting all the pieces together like a master spy.

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6.7 / 10.0 - Death's Gambit
Sep 5, 2018

Death's Gambit is a very blunt attempt to fuse two beloved games, Dark Souls and Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, into one challenging 2D action-platformer. Developer White Rabbit shows a strong understanding of what made each of them great but glosses over fundamentals that all great games need, such as responsive controls and an understandable game world, and falls short of its promise.

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Oct 17, 2018

Sinner: Sacrifice for Redemption has a few clever new ideas, but it doesn't quite feel like a complete package.

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Dec 5, 2018

In changing the interplay between stealth and combat, Mutant Year Zero spins an interesting and intense new perspective on turn-based tactics that pushes you to get the most out of every move you make.

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