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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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9 / 10.0 - Dead by Daylight
Mar 12, 2021

After almost five years, Dead by Daylight has grown into an incredible slasher film simulator, and the best asymmetrical multiplayer game around.

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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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Dec 1, 2020

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

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9 / 10 - Returnal
Apr 29, 2021

Returnal blends elements of shooters, roguelikes, action games, and horror to redefine bullet hell and conjure a mysterious, moody masterpiece.

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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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Cadence of Hyrule takes the ideas of Crypt of the Necrodancer and the Legend of Zelda and mashes them up to find a distinctively fun gameplay groove.

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8.4 / 10.0 - Outer Wilds
May 30, 2019

Exploring the uncharted worlds of Outer Wilds feels like a true adventure in ways most games never achieve.

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8.3 / 10.0 - Ghost Giant
Apr 11, 2019

Ghost Giant may look like something you've played in VR before, but has the character and emotional depth to invoke very real feelings.

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Sep 4, 2019

Gears 5 biggest changes don't reinvent the series, but give the classic shooter more room to breathe. Let Gears be Gears.

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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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