'Smash Ultimate' Gave Me More Than a Sequel, It Brought Me Home

"The World of Light" is part RPG, part collect-a-thon, and part love letter to Nintendo's history.
Ricardo Contreras
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Battlefield V

A Battlefield for Everyone, But Rarely at the Same Time

At its best, DICE's latest achieves moments of greatness, but it struggles to sustain them.
Rob Zacny
Letter Series

It's Worth Keeping 'Red Dead Redemption 2' at a Distance

There are moments where you can almost forget the context, both in-fiction and real-world, that inform this uneven Western.
Patrick Klepek
Letter Series

'Red Dead Redemption 2' Is Defined By Its Rough Edges

From reported labor abuses to a total dedication to its languid frontier fantasy, 'Red Dead Redemption 2' is messy as hell.
Austin Walker

'Call of Cthulhu' Is the Rare Bad Game That's Probably Still Worth Playing

It has no interest in challenging or engaging Lovecraft's racist worldview, and mechanically it's all over the place, but there's enough interesting pieces here to make the journey worthwhile.
Patrick Klepek
Soul Calibur VI

'Soulcalibur VI' is a Return to Fighting Form

'Soulcalibur VI' moves the series forward by offering a furious, albeit beginner-friendly clash of fighting styles.
Eric Van Allen

'Astro Bot' Is a Nintendo Quality Platformer That's Also a VR Stunner

Wipe the dust off your VR headset, put the cables in the right spot, and spend some time with the game engineered to make you smile.
Patrick Klepek

'Shadow of the Tomb Raider' Tries, but Fails, to Tackle Its Own Colonialism

Fun stealth mechanics and a passable photo mode can't free the series from the baggage of its core fantasy: Lara Croft is still just a thief playing at being a savior.
Dia Lacina

'Spider-Man' Isn't Just Good, It's a Game About Trying to Be Good

Spider-Man gets the Arkham treatment, with a surprising dash of empathy, humanity, and very good swinging.
Patrick Klepek

'Dragon Quest XI' Is A Blockbuster Game That Doesn't Deliver

Like many recent JRPGs, 'Dragon Quest XI' is interested in capturing the magic of nostalgia. Unfortunately, this devotion to the past holds it back.
Cameron Kunzelman

The Spy Games of 'Phantom Doctrine' Offer More Style Than Substance

It looks and sounds like exactly what you'd want from an spy tactics game, but good ideas don't make for a great game.
Rob Zacny

In Its Final Season, The Walking Dead Finally Finds a Reason to Exist Again

For years, Clementine has done nothing but survive, and watch people around her die. Isn't there more to life than that, even in the apocalypse?
Patrick Klepek