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Tom Marks

Palo Alto, CA

Favorite Games:
  • Valkyria Chronicles
  • Fez
  • Skies of Arcadia: Legends

71 games reviewed
79.3 average score
80 median score
70.0% of games recommended

Tom Marks's Reviews

Tom is an Associate Editor at IGN focusing on PC games coverage. You may have seen him during 2016 and 2017's PC Gaming Shows at E3. Formerly an Associate Editor at PC Gamer.
8 / 10.0 - Tinykin
Oct 3, 2022

Tinykin's vibrant levels and simple but satisfying platforming make collecting pollen a delight.

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8 / 10.0 - Cult of the Lamb
Aug 10, 2022

Cult of the Lamb is a wolf of a satisfying base-management game in the sheepish clothing of an approachable action-roguelite.

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8 / 10.0 - Stray
Jul 18, 2022

Stray is a delightful cat-based platforming adventure in a cyberpunk world worth exploring.

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Jun 29, 2022

Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak is an enjoyable expansion full of cool new monsters but not many new ideas.

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Apr 27, 2022

The Stanley Parable still holds up a decade later, and the Ultra Deluxe version essentially adds a whole new game's worth of additional content to stumble upon.

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Mar 23, 2022

Kirby and the Forgotten Land successfully warps the series' classic mix of ability-based combat, platforming, and secret hunting into the third dimension.

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Feb 28, 2022

Far: Changing Tides lacks some of what made its predecessor truly special, but it's still another lovely roadtrip to take.

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7 / 10.0 - The Gunk
Dec 16, 2021

The Gunk is a simple little platforming adventure full of malicious messes that are plenty fun to clean up.

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9 / 10.0 - Inscryption
Oct 28, 2021

Inscryption is as consistently fun as it is surprising, with a wonderfully creepy story cleverly tying its ever-evolving mechanics together.

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Oct 25, 2021

Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy is yet another convincing example of how much fun a linear, no-frills, single-player campaign can be.

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Sep 28, 2021

Echoes of the Eye is a wonderful return to the clockwork solar system of Outer Wilds, even if its occasional horror game sections aren't quite as interesting as what came before.

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Sep 8, 2021

WarioWare: Get It Together!'s multiplayer modes are a bit of a letdown, but chasing high scores is still a lot of wacky fun.

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8 / 10.0 - Psychonauts 2
Aug 23, 2021

Even with a few rough edges, Psychonauts 2 is just about everything I could have hoped for from this long-awaited sequel.

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Mar 30, 2021

All the charm in the universe couldn't save Balan Wonderworld's half-baked platforming and ill-advised one-button design from being a complete bore.

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Mar 23, 2021

Monster Hunter Rise mixes classic Monster Hunter ideas with some of World's best improvements and a whole bunch of clever new mechanics of its own.

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7 / 10.0 - Maquette
Mar 1, 2021

Maquette is an incredibly clever and absolutely gorgeous first-person puzzle game, even if it doesn’t really push the boundaries of its own recursive concept in any particularly surprising ways. That left me feeling like its straightforward story and puzzles were a missed opportunity to do something more, but playing through Maquette’s brief adventure was at least a lovely, mind-tickling evening well spent.

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Feb 9, 2021

Persona 5 Strikers' simple real-time combat is consistently engaging, and its summer vacation story (while slimmed down) is a sequel nearly worthy of the '2' it lacks at the end of its title.

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9 / 10.0 - Cyberpunk 2077
Dec 7, 2020

Cyberpunk 2077 throws you into a beautiful, dense cityscape and offers a staggering amount of flexibility in how you choose to take it from there.

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Nov 24, 2020

Sackboy: A Big Adventure is a charming LittleBigPlanet spin-off that trades its creation tools in for a more straightforward Mario structure.

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Unscored - Godfall
Nov 11, 2020

I’m enjoying Godfall, even if it’s not doing much to wow me and the repetition of its missions is wearing a bit thin. It’s got some fun and satisfying combat, a few genuinely novel mechanics, and graphics that range from absolutely gorgeous to a little over the top – but unless its thin story morphs into more than an excuse to go stab stuff, the grindable action-looter structure doesn't seem like it has enough variety to sustain its otherwise expansive customization.

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