Monster Hunter World will leave players too dizzy to really stop and think about its somewhat disquieting pitch.
What separates Celeste from masochistic games like The End Is Nigh is that it’s not bleak or unyielding.
A classic has been reincarnated as one of the most visually magnificent titles of our current generation.
This is a gleaming example of how to craft a fighting game that feels like it has its arms open for everyone to enjoy.
Iconoclasts is an ironic, humanistic critique of religion as much as it is a masterful take on a traditional game genre.
Developer Will O’Neill’s bluntness fulfills Little Red Lie’s philosophy of being honest no matter what.
Unless you’re an extremely quick study, the game’s weirdly unintuitive control scheme will very likely get in your way.
By keeping things so simple, the game is able to keep our focus entirely on the joy of discovery.
This highly anticipated sequel to Xenoblade Chronicles is one of the most overindulgent games of the year.
The castle at the center of the game is thick with shadows, yet there’s no suggestion that they conceal any danger.
Even with a new coat of graphical paint, L.A. Noire remains a game that adds up to less than the sum of its parts.
With some time and distance, 2017 may end up meaning for video games what 2007 or 1999 meant for film.
The game sacrifices specificity of environment, story, and characterization so as to ensure that the car is king.
Throughout, the exhilaration of gameplay takes a backseat to the gaping Sarlacc-like maw of unadulterated greed.
The Xbox One X is an impressive piece of hardware, and it takes care of a big chip on Microsoft’s shoulder.
It aims to tell a story of the brotherhood of soldiers, but it’s ill-served by undeveloped characterizations.
Everything that made Horizon Zero Dawn the outstanding work that it is undeniably carries over to The Frozen Wilds.
More so than any pop game this year, Super Mario Odyssey sees virtual space as a land of elating possibilities.
The game is determined to kill what Assassin’s Creed once was in the hopes of the series becoming something greater.
In single-player or multiplayer, Hidden Agenda is a game in which winning almost always feels like losing.