Matt Bianucci


61 games reviewed
68.0 average score
70 median score
36.1% of games recommended
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Jan 17, 2023

Monster Hunter Rise knows exactly why its formula works and emphasizes it to a more accessible and rewarding degree.

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6 / 10.0 - Gunfire Reborn
Nov 7, 2022

A roguelite FPS, Gunfire Reborn takes good and bad from both genres, making for a somewhat frustrating and inconsistent, though intermittently fun experience.

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7 / 10.0 - PGA Tour 2K23
Oct 20, 2022

PGA Tour 2K23 will fill the need for anyone craving a golf game, but it won't push the boundaries of the sport or of sports games any further than its competitors already have.

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7 / 10.0 - LEGO Bricktales
Oct 12, 2022

Lego Bricktales doesn't break much new ground, but its satisfying and manageable build experience meshes well with its short-but-sweet world structures to provide an easily digestible and relaxing Lego experience.

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May 18, 2022

Evil Dead: The Game is another solid product based on a movie license that offers a good time for fans of the series and newcomers alike, but don't expect it to knock your socks off beyond that.

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May 16, 2022

I found myself more enamored with the idea of playing Source of Madness than I did with the game itself.

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5 / 10.0 - Winter Ember
Apr 19, 2022

What works about Winter Ember is almost entirely overshadowed by the frustrating moment-to-moment experience that never settles into a true, precise stealth game.

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Mar 31, 2022

Tiny Tina's Wonderlands doesn't stray too far from the Borderlands series, but it doesn't need to when the consistently funny characters and familiar yet satisfying gameplay are this enjoyable from front to back.

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Mar 10, 2022

Destiny 2: The Witch Queen is yet another reason Bungie’s epic living world has this type of staying power, and new and existing players alike have every reason to jump in here.

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Mar 2, 2022

Assetto Corsa Competizione is a game made only for those seeking a full, unquestioned simulation, and its inconsistencies and lack of structure leave little room for error and a lot of room for frustration, even with the upgraded performance on the new consoles.

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5 / 10.0 - CrossfireX
Feb 16, 2022

You might want to play CrossfireX to understand what’s so popular around the world or have a dash of mindless fun in the campaign, but there’s little else here.

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Feb 15, 2022

The King of Fighters XV is a huge upgrade over its predecessor in its visuals and presentation, and its minor tweaks to gameplay make an already stellar franchise even better.

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4 / 10.0 - Blackwind
Jan 25, 2022

With every aspect of Blackwind comes a new laundry list of issues big and small that make it feel like it should have been incubated a while longer.

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Rainbow Six Extraction has some good foundational ideas that aren’t able to flourish in their own game due to its extensive repetition and misaligned progression system.

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7 / 10.0 - Battlefield 2042
Nov 17, 2021

When Battlefield 2042 hits the mark with its enormous, gorgeous, destructible maps in All-Out Warfare, it’s good, but it sometimes tends to crack under the weight of its own massive scale.

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Nov 10, 2021

What you know to be true about Call of Duty continues to be true in Vanguard, though there are some surprisingly earnest characters in the campaign and an expectedly addictive suite of multiplayer maps and modes.

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There’s an immediate familiarity for House of Ashes in the Dark Pictures catalog, but this entry is as thematically complex and consequently engaging as any game in the series so far.

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8 / 10.0 - Back 4 Blood
Oct 13, 2021

Back 4 Blood wastes no time trying to divert your attention from its obvious influences, but it doesn’t need to when it nearly lives up to the expectations its spiritual predecessors set so high.

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Sep 29, 2021

Diablo 2: Resurrected is a faithful, meticulous remaster that shows just how well the original has aged.

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7 / 10.0 - NBA 2K22
Sep 14, 2021

NBA 2K22 makes some appreciated improvements to on-the-court gameplay and tries some refreshing, if not entirely successful innovations in MyCareer that make this year’s version feel like a bit more than just a roster update.

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