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Assassin's Creed Origins
Assassin's Creed Origins

The Best Part of 'Assassin's Creed Origins' Has Nothing to Do With Killing

The cycle of violence and vengeance is alive and well in 'Origins,' but its best moments are quieter.
Cameron Kunzelman
11.9.17
impressions
impressions

The Open World of 'Yonder' Is Supremely Pretty, But So Shallow

There's a kindness to 'Yonder,' but I want to like it more than I do.
Janine Hawkins
7.20.17
Far Cry 5
Far Cry 5

'Far Cry 5' Needs to Confront Montana's History of Violence and Greed

There’s a great opportunity here for Ubisoft to use the state as an allegory as much as a playground.
Ed Smith
5.25.17
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

'Breath of the Wild' Makes Me Actually Want To Explore

How the new Zelda adventure provides a safe harbor for true exploration amidst a sea of open-world games.
Janine Hawkins
3.22.17
Horizon Zero Dawn
Horizon Zero Dawn

'Horizon Zero Dawn' Is a Roller Coaster

Waypoint Editor-In-Chief Austin Walker concludes our letter series with his highs—and lows—with Guerrilla's game.
Austin Walker
2.22.17
watch
watch

Watch Patrick Get Busy in 'Yakuza 0'

Exploring the open-world 1980s with style, grace, and... a box of tissues.
Danielle Riendeau
1.26.17
Chicago
Chicago

The First 'Watch Dogs' was Out of Touch

In our second episode of Guide To Games, we take a hard look at the first 'Watch Dogs'
Danielle Riendeau
1.24.17
Skyrim
Skyrim

'Skyrim' Is Reborn in 'Enderal'

Enderal is the mod to end all mods for Skyrim, making an old world new again.
Janine Hawkins
11.8.16
What We've Been Playing
What We've Been Playing

Damn, It Feels Good Being John Marston Again

Even though I know how it all ends for him, walking in the boots of one of Rockstar's finest creations remains a singular thrill the second time.
Mike Diver
7.25.16
Read
Read

Lines in the Sand: Documenting the Barren But Beautiful World of ‘Mad Max’

Avalanche's open-world game might not be the best thing you play in 2015, but its environments constantly impress.
Sam White
9.15.15