Sam Aberdeen


29 games reviewed
83.2 average score
87 median score
86.2% of games recommended
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7.8 / 10.0 - The Evil Within 2
Oct 15, 2017

The Evil Within 2 will probably please horror gaming enthusiasts hoping for a refreshing new, more freeform approach to survival horror, but fans of Shinji Mikami’s first triumphant game might leave underwhelmed.

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8.3 / 10.0 - Call of Duty: WWII
Nov 6, 2017

Call of Duty: WWII is a superb return to form for the series, and the best addition to the line-up of Call of Duty games since World At War.

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6.9 / 10.0 - Sonic Forces
Nov 16, 2017

Sonic Forces is one of the most charming and addictive entries in the series to date. With plenty of colorful energy, a great new character creation feature, and catchy soundtrack, it ultimately won me over in the end, despite its flaws.

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Dec 3, 2017

Pokémon Ultra Sun does cover familiar ground, but the new changes and additions ensure a refreshing experience for both fans of the original and newcomers looking to be wowed by the sheer density of things to do in the Alola region.

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Resident Evil 7: Gold Edition doesn't provide a drastic change to the phenomenal experience of the base game, but the additional content is rewarding enough to warrant another visit to the dreaded Baker mansion.

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Jan 29, 2018

Bluepoint’s terrific reimagining of Shadow of the Colossus is one for the history books. Not only is it the best video game remake ever made, it has also set the bar incredibly high for future remakes.

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Jan 31, 2018

Monster Hunter World is the most well-rounded, visually spectacular, and overall best Monster Hunter game in the entire series.

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Feb 5, 2018

Metal Gear Survive is Kojima’s true phantom pain. It’s a boring grind of repetitive missions, cardboard characters, and shockingly bad AI. It may get by on the strength of its association to the Metal Gear series alone, but die-hard fans will be very disappointed with how shallow of an experience it really is.

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5.5 / 10.0 - The Station
Mar 1, 2018

The Station does enough to be recommended to anyone who wants a very short burst of puzzle-solving with some genuinely gripping mystery and atmosphere, but it crumbles in the execution of the narrative itself.

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8 / 10.0 - Far Cry 5
Mar 25, 2018

Far Cry 5 succeeds on the strengths of its extraordinary batch of villains, wildly fun gameplay, and solid world-building that’s expected with Ubisoft games.

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