I wish this was a complete disaster, but the glimpses of the old Rocksteady razzle-dazzle under the awful mission design and exhausting live service elements make you mourn what could have been. A critical stumble for a great developer and, sadly, one I suspect it's going to be difficult to recover from.Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League
'Frontiers of Pandora' may occasionally feel like a reskinned 'Far Cry', but it absolutely nails the ambience and atmosphere of James Cameron's eco-scifi world. One of those rare licensed games that retroactively improves the source material it's based on.Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora
Exoprimal makes a terrible first impression, but stick with it and it soon blossoms into a bonkers, senses-blasting, and ludicrously fun shooter. By the endgame, you'll be squaring off with thousands of ravenous raptors, rampaging T-Rexes, sniper Neosaurs, barrages of laser fire, and players popping off crazy ultimate moves. It's just a shame you have to grind through a very repetitive and limited opening to get there.
It's been more than seven years since Oxenfree, and we're relieved this long-awaited sequel hits the mark. Lost Signals seamlessly picks up where the original left off, has an awesome new lead character, and is filled to the brim with quotable dialogue.
Street Fighter 6 delivers a deep, complex, and satisfying fighting game bristling with fun new characters and an excellent multiplayer mode. Unfortunately, all of that's shackled to a truly terrible single-player RPG that stands as one of the most embarrassing things Capcom has released in years. If you're here for online play, you'll love it. If you want single-player action, stay far away.
Tears of the Kingdom refines and improves everything that was so great about Breath of the Wild, while adding a ludicrously complex, satisfying, and fun construction mechanic that radically expands what the player is capable of. The Legend of Zelda is one of the greatest franchises in gaming history and this is its best entry to date, automatically cementing it as one of the greatest games of all time.
Marvel's Midnight Suns may have been a sales flop, but its season one DLC campaign has concluded in style. Storm is a fun addition to the team, and this episode delivers some particularly tough challenges, concluding with a barnstorming final mission. Here's hoping that players eventually give this one a chance, as it's one of the finest Marvel games ever released, and deserves way more attention than it received.
Star Wars Jedi: Survivor does so much right in continuing Cal Kestis' story, delivering the best lightsaber combat in a game to date along with some huge environments to explore. Sadly it's also launching with a bevy of technical issues and frame-rate problems that will provide the worst experience for early adopters. Players deserve better.
Sony has impressed with their recent PC ports, but something has gone awry with 'The Last of Us Part 1'. This is of the most highly regarded franchises in gaming, but this port is a buggy mess that crashes constantly and requires hours of set-up before playing. Avoid until major patches arrive, and even then, you should remain skeptical.
Marvel's Midnight Suns' Morbius DLC isn't bad, but it pales in comparison to the Venom and Deadpool add-ons and shamelessly recycles content. While Morbius is a fun character, he adds nothing new to battles. If there's one episode to skip, this is it.
Is a game about a tween Bayonetta who can't attack enemies worth playing? Well, as a huge fan of the series, we adored this trip back to her childhood, thanks to its beautiful aesthetic, a killer soundtrack, and surprisingly deep and unique combat.
I can't imagine a finer tribute to Castlevania than this incredible DLC. Easily accessible to new Dead Cells players and brimming with content, this left us hoping that Konami will turn Motion Twin loose on a brand new whip-cracking, Drac-smashing adventure.
Marvel's Midnight Suns inaugural DLC episode does the Merc with the Mouth proud with a barrage of fun fourth-wall-busting antics, though we just wish there was a little more to his story than three brief missions.
This free update delivers on all counts, with not only a substantive graphical upgrade but an entirely new quest that's worth the price of admission alone. If you've played before, we still recommend heading back. If you haven't, you're in for one of the best games of all time.
'The Dark Pictures Anthology' season one ends on a high with 'The Devil in Me', Supermassive Games' scariest entry in the franchise yet. There are a couple of flaws, but given how much this franchise has improved since 2019's 'Man of Medan' we're more than ready to forgive them, and can't wait to see what Supermassive serves up in season two.