Reviews

[embedded content] Little Orpheus reviewed by Leif Johnson on iPhone 11 Pro via Apple Arcade. “There’s not much to Little Orpheus’s gameplay apart from moving left to right, jumping, and interacting with a few objects, but that’s compensated by stellar voice acting and gorgeous settings to journey through. You’ll find some light puzzles and platforming
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[embedded content] Waking reviewed by Terence Wiggins on PC. Also available on Xbox One. “Everyone has their shortlist of favorite food and drinks. You might like pizza, steak, red velvet cake, and chamomile tea. But you would never want to dump all of that onto one plate, mash it all together, and then expect it
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[embedded content] Reviewed by Tristan Ogilvie on Xbox One X. Also available on PlayStation 4 and PC. “Desperados 3 is an uncompromising tactical stealth game that tests your patience and rewards your willingness to experiment. Playing with a charming team of toy soldier-sized assassins in a series of deadly and detailed dioramas is tough and
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[embedded content] The Last of Us Part 2 reviewed by Jonathon Dornbush on PlayStation 4 Pro. Thanks for checking out IGN’s Summer of Gaming! Be sure to stay tuned to SoG as our team shares hands-on demos, gameplay previews (including Xbox Series X gameplay and PS5 gameplay), developer interviews, and publisher presentations- and it’s all
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[embedded content] Disintegration single-player reviewed by Dan Stapleton on PC. Also available on Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Stay tuned for our multiplayer review after launch! “Robots blasting and bashing each other to bits is a concept near and dear to my heart, and on that level Disintegration’s single-player campaign delivers. Its creative approach to
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[embedded content] The Elder Scrolls Online: Greymoor reviewed by Leif Johnson on PC. Also available on Xbox One and PlayStation 4. “By the time December rolls around, a full decade will have passed since Bethesda first awed us with the announcement of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, which is considered one of the greatest sandbox
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[embedded content] Valorant reviewed by Kyle Campbell on PC. “Nail-biting bomb plants, hip fire headshots, and hypernatural flicks of the wrist are the tenets of Valorant. This 5v5 tactical hero shooter by League of Legends developer Riot Games had a stranglehold on me from my first carefully strategized victory. Now, after clocking 90 hours between
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[embedded content] Reviewed by Tristan Ogilvie on PlayStation 4. Also available on Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC. “Those Who Remain features an eerie atmosphere, inventive puzzles, and some moments of genuine tension via its shape-shifting world, but fussy controls, one-dimensional stealth, and a narrative that lacks cohesion prevent it from stepping completely out of
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[embedded content] Crucible reviewed by Kyle Campbell on PC. “Crucible plucks popular staples from all over esports, attempting to forge a greater whole through the fires of interstellar warfare. This sci-fi multiplayer third-person shooter is a battle royale at one moment, and the next it’s a back-and-forth team affair closer to a MOBA, topped off
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[embedded content] Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition reviewed by Travis Northup on Nintendo Switch. “For a story where controlling the future is a critical plot device, it’s pretty ironic that Xenoblade Chronicles has never managed to get its timing right until now. After this enormous JRPG’s unfortunate 2012 debut in the final days of the Wii’s
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[embedded content] To mark the 4th anniversary and the release of its final hero, we’ve updated our review of Overwatch on PS4, Xbox One and PC. From its now-cherished characters and expertly crafted maps to its outstanding sound design and dynamic action, Overwatch is a masterpiece of competitive gameplay.
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[embedded content] Maneater reviewed on PC by Dan Stapleton. Also available on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. “Through a few millennia of hard work and dedication Sharks have earned a name for themselves as nature’s perfect killing machines, and Maneater’s titular sea monster certainly lives up to that reputation. Roaming the Gulf of Mexico as
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[embedded content] Super Mega Baseball 3 reviewed by Caley Roark on PlayStation 4. Also available on Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and PC. “The third version of the Super Mega Baseball franchise doesn’t reinvent the gameplay, which remains as grounded and easy to play as ever. However, it does add a wealth of features that make
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[embedded content] Phantasy Star Online 2 reviewed by David Jagneaux on Xbox One. “Eight years is a long time to wait for a game to finally get ported from Japan to America. We’ve seen games get remastered for a whole new generation of console hardware in less time. But Sega’s Phantasy Star Online 2 is
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[embedded content] Deep Rock Galactic reviewed by T.J. Hafer on PC. Also available on Xbox One. “A co-op shooter about space dwarves mining, drinking, and blasting aliens across diverse underground levels with a variety of explosives and other heavy weaponry is a premise that gets my beard twitching before I’ve even strapped a helmet on
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[embedded content] Reviewed by Mitchell Saltzman on PC and Switch. Also available on PlayStation 4. The Wonderful 101: Remastered doesn’t do much to earn its “Remastered” distinction, but nonetheless, this is still absolutely the best way to experience one of the best action games of a generation. #ign
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[embedded content] Reviewed by Cam Shea on PC. Also available on Android and iOS. “While Legends of Runeterra builds on the foundations of those that have come before it, it has discarded many of the genre’s conventions to create deep and dynamic conversational gameplay. Along with its incredibly polished look and feel, Legends of Runeterra
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[embedded content] Them’s Fightin’ Herds reviewed by Mitchell Saltzman on PC. Don’t judge this 2D fighting game by its cutesy demeanor! Them’s Fightin Herds is a legit contender for best fighting game of 2020. Disclosure: Humble Bundle (which is owned by Ziff Davis, the parent company of IGN) is either the publisher or financier of
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[embedded content] Reviewed by Luke Reilly on Xbox One X. Also available on PlayStation 4 and PC. “An earnest, unapologetically tricky, and time-consuming trucking experience, SnowRunner’s peculiar brand of off-road ordeals is oddly addictive, deep, and rewarding when played in the right spirit. It’s not often we see an authentic, slow-paced delivery sim that doesn’t
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[embedded content] Streets of Rage 4 delivers a fun, traditional experience but prioritises nostalgia over any kind of modern reinvention. Reviewed by Dale Driver on PlayStation 4. Also available on Nintendo Switch, Xbox One and PC.
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[embedded content] Since its launch, Google Stadia has gradually added missing features and expanded its catalog. With a free Base version now available, we checked back in on Google’s game streaming service to see how it stacks up against the competition. #ign
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[embedded content] Gears Tactics reviewed by Dan Stapleton on PC. “Gears Tactics is an excellent turn-based tactics game that does a fantastic job of melding Gears’ famous style and action with the mechanics laid down by XCOM. It’s one intense and satisfying tactical battle after another, and it looks absolutely fantastic doing it. It does
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[embedded content] Fallout 76: Wastelanders reviewed by David Jagneaux on PlayStation 4 Pro. Also available on PC and Xbox One. “With the Wastelanders update, Fallout 76 has taken a solid step in the right direction after its dire launch. New human NPCs bring a healthy dose of personality and interaction to the world and the
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[embedded content] XCOM: Chimera Squad reviewed on PC by Tom Marks. Chimera Squad is a standalone spin-off of the XCOM series taking place 5 years after XCOM 2, making it a direct follow-up but not a full-on sequel. #ign #gaming #xcom
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[embedded content] Enjoyably tense and frequently hysterical, Moving Out is a must play for fans of same-screen multiplayer games. Reviewed by Tristan Ogilvie on Nintendo Switch. Also available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.
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[embedded content] A review in progress of Valorant by Kyle Campbell based on time playing during its closed beta. Valorant is a new FPS from Riot Games, developer of League of Legends, that looks on the surface a bit like Counter-Strike: Global Offensive mixed with an Overwatch-style hero shooter and the abilities usually found in
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