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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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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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'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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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 - 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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Sep 10, 2020

Star Renegades revives the magic of the turn-based RPG battle.

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