It takes more than a little bit of programming genius to allow a game as simple and accessible as this to still keep the door open for in-depth competitive play.
This list recognizes games many of us love, but it devotes as much space to ones a few of us are passionate about.
At least the game’s big-picture effects play to the developer’s strengths, particularly those of its new, proprietary Apex engine.
Mutant Year Zero feels most of all like a promising start for something potentially greater.
There’s little to love about Darksiders III, even for longtime fans.
It’s easy to imagine the result of a project that had exclusively set out to radically reimagine the first entry in the Spryo series.
As a single-player experience, Battlefield V is a series of short vignettes that can’t hope to live up to the weight of its heavy-handed narration.
Overkill’s The Walking Dead certainly stokes the player’s despair, but not the sort that its developers intended.
Tetris Effect is staggeringly immersive but falls short of justifying its audiovisual ambition as anything more than a novelty.
Hitman 2 is a dense assassination sim bursting with possibility, tension, and wicked comedy.