Syberia: The World Before will be most enjoyed by series veterans, but even rookies like me can find enjoyment with an hour or less of research.
Tunic is a beautiful and charming little indie title that harkens back to the old-school Legend of Zelda releases that clearly inspired it.
Sifu is a tightly designed kung-fu fighter that doesn't pull any punches on difficulty.
With a huge, beautiful open world filled to the absolute brim with bosses to fight and dungeons to explore, Elden Ring was worth the wait.
Rainbow Six Extraction might not be the tactical sequel fans of the franchise were looking for, but it’s a hell of a lot of fun with friends.
Vanguard is exactly what anyone thinking about picking it up will expect it to be: a competent shooter that doesn’t do much new.
Riders Republic is a stellar throwback to the arcadey sports titles of previous generations and provides a ton of content for your buck.
The Eternal Cylinder is a very charming little adventure title that spews creativity.
Lemnis Gate is perfect for those who love FPS and strategy games, or anyone tired of recycled FPS mechanics.
Samurai Shodown is an excellent, slower-paced fighter that is accessible for both new players and veterans of fighting games.
Scarlet Nexus is a really great new IP from Bandai Namco that is hopefully the start of an ongoing franchise.
Biomutant doesn't revolutionize action RPGs, but it's a title that will be worth playing after a few more updates or a price drop.
Outriders isn’t the best game or even the most fun game I’ve ever played, but it is a damn good time. In a world where looter-shooters are often incredibly grindy, Outriders never quite made it feel like it was a grind. It’s a competent, flashy shooter whose campaign overstays its welcome near the end, but it’s a blast to play with friends, who can drop in and out of games at any time.
Days Gone on Steam is a very competent port with lots of options to tailor to your PC. It’s a great game but still suffers from pacing issues, especially early on.
Teratopia struggles with basic gameplay design from combat to platforming. For an action-adventure platformer, that’s always a bad sign.
WRC 9 is a mighty good time and a great entry point for someone who might not be as familiar with the franchise or racing sims.
Observer: System Redux is more of a definitive edition than a full remake. Despite some segments falling flat, it's a tightly-wound narrative that is one of Bloober Team's finest.
Spirit of the North Enhanced Edition takes cues from other adventure games like Journey, but it doesn’t offer the same level of replayability. However, it does have a super cute fox.
Bright Memory for Xbox Series X|S is an extremely unoptimized and poorly polished launch title. However, the future looks bright for the game. The foundation for something truly special is there.
Umihara Kawase Bazooka is a unique, weird little game that manages to overstay its welcome even with the light content included. How this game got priced at $30 is beyond me.