Outriders stands in the grey area between a single-player RPG shooter and a co-op online looter, with elements plucked from both but never fully transforming into either. It feels like a standard cover-based shooter mixed in with RPG & online elements, and while that is perfectly serviceable, it's not exactly worth the asking price on PC or console, unless you're playing it with Xbox Game Pass.
Cyberpunk 2077 is a game of the generation, but its technical and gameplay ambitions can get hampered by either perplexing design decisions or hardware that most gamers have. The open-world futuristic Night City and the people who reside in it are some of gaming's most memorable ones and the story captures the essence of Cyberpunk beautifully.
Watch Dogs Legion is a fine entry in a franchise that keeps changing up its tone with each instalment. It mixes the tones from the first 2 games well enough with a serviceable story and an engaging gameplay mechanic. How much fun you want from this game will depend on how much variety the game's 'play as anyone' system offers, which in my experience has been plenty.
Mafia Definitive Edition puts a nice graphical coat of paint on a dated, yet much-loved classic. However, while the story and characters are just as good if not better than the original, its gameplay mechanics fall short and performance even shorter.
Neversong is a beautiful game about a very personal, and gut-wrenching story that manages to exceed expectations in the narrative department, if not in the gameplay itself. If you're fond of short adventures with a gripping plot, then this one's for you.
Resident Evil 3 makes yet another case for Capcom's immense talent in updating the classics to a modern standard. Everything from the characters to the visuals, the atmosphere and the addictive gameplay loop here reflect the original game's big ambitions. The story here gets some nice tweaks along with the freakishly awesome design of Nemesis, which newer players will also find rewarding.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare marks a celebratory return to form for Infinity Ward and Activision, as it successfully pumps new blood into this classic franchise. While the single-player campaign could have been longer for my money's worth, I'm content with the overly stylized storytelling, over-the-top, yet realistic visuals and most of all - fun gameplay.