Slicing enemies in Trek to Yomi can be worked down to a science, but its story and the development of its main character are what made me want to see the game through to its end.
While it has its quirks, Weird West is a bit of storytelling spectacle that seems to have been hand-crafted for diehard RPG fans.
Tunic offers players an adventure full of mystery, but delivers a purposefully obtuse world that's impossible to sort out.
Fast-paced and gory, Shadow Warrior 3 is a fun FPS that doesn't take many risks.
A rewarding experience from its start, Sifu delivers challenge after challenge, all of which are too exciting to turn down.
With a slow plot and uninteresting characters, Dying Light 2: Stay Human's few redeeming qualities are what sets the franchise apart from other zombie games out there.
Chorus' stellar space combat is brought down by a myriad of design choices that range from frustrating to outright annoying.
While it adds some interesting new features to the Call of Duty formula, Vanguard's mixed bag of changes makes it a forgettable entry.
Full of worthwhile multiplayer content, Battlefield 2042 brings the long-running shooter franchise to new heights.
Back 4 Blood is a solid evolution on Left 4 Dead's co-op action that could be further improved with some slight quality-of-life tweaks.
Hot Wheels Unleashed starts off blazing fast but ends up as a shallow kart racer.
Skatebird's rough skating mechanics are offset by its charming internet-age humor.
Heartfelt and poignant, the only thing Life is Strange: True Colors trips over is its own words.
Experimental and unique, 12 Minutes forgoes some classic gaming standards in favor of a stylized, cinematic approach.
Assassin's Creed Valhalla's Siege of Paris DLC is the same game, different setting -- nothing new to see here.
Death's Door is a must-play Metroidvania that pairs intense combat with bright, hilarious characters.
With some major balancing issues that made a majority of its classes unenjoyable, Tainted Grail: Conquest redeems itself by showing that when the game was balanced, it could be a fantastic experience.
Repetitive levels and a disjointed story leave Disjunction without much to stand on.
Cyberpunk 2077 is a deeply conflicting game, one that you'll end up loving but will also hate and feel profoundly disappointed by.
Call of Duty: Black Ops - Cold War manages to take some interesting steps forward in storytelling for the franchise, but the campaign is still largely a letdown.