Sam Aberdeen


21 games reviewed
82.1 average score
87 median score
81.0% of games recommended
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9.2 / 10.0 - Death Stranding
Nov 1, 2019

It's hard to pin down exactly what makes Death Stranding work in my mind, but a masterful presentation, stunning open world, and captivating characters contribute to one of this generation’s most unforgettable games, for better or worse.

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8.7 / 10.0 - Borderlands 3
Sep 19, 2019

If you’re a fan of Borderlands, there’s a lot of love in doses here. It’s fulfilling from both a gameplay and fan-service perspective, with tons to see and do for hours on end.

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Sep 4, 2019

It's the quintessential way to experience Catherine, especially for those who may have missed out on this gem of the decade. The story, a relatable one of regret, commitment, and facing the music, should resonate with those looking to get emotionally invested in a great, timeless romance.

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9.2 / 10.0 - Draugen
Jun 18, 2019

Draugen is a stunning, emotionally resonant experience, and one of the best games I've played in 2019. For those unfamiliar with titles like Gone Home and Dear Esther (with a hint of BioShock), from which the game heavily lifts its inspirations, this might not be your cup of tea.

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Mar 26, 2019

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice easily stands as one of the best games of this generation, and a testament to From Software's continuing ability to surprise us, as well as reinvigorate their own style.

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7.5 / 10.0 - Far Cry: New Dawn
Feb 17, 2019

Far Cry New Dawn delivers explosive, chaotic fun in a vivid and gorgeous open world, but struggles to find its footing in the story and mission structure departments.

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7.7 / 10.0 - God Eater 3
Feb 14, 2019

If you adjust your expectations and take the game for what it does right, you'll find God Eater 3 to be a spectacular experience as a mostly successful Monster Hunter-esque title.

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6 / 10.0 - Fallout 76
Nov 18, 2018

Fallout 76 boasts an impressive open world in West Virginia, but it's a lonely journey on the country roads. It's greatest aspects are buried under a myriad of nagging technical issues.

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10 / 10.0 - Tetris Effect
Nov 8, 2018

Tetris Effect is Tetsuya Mizuguchi's masterpiece; a striking blend of Tetris, psychedelic visuals and a terrific soundtrack that elevates this unassuming title into classic territory already.

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Oct 23, 2018

Astro Bot: Rescue Mission is charming, intuitive, and above all, an absolute delight to play.

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