Assassin's Creed Valhalla: In need of an endgame
After 300 hours of play, reporter has had more than enough of endless open-world possibilities
Lost Ark: this season’s surprise big hit
Lost Ark broke records upon its February launch across North America and several other regions, becoming the game with the most concurrent players of all time on Steam. It's hard not to be hooked.
Gran Turismo 7: A lot of car culture, a little racing
The latest installment of the Gran Turismo series is like the “Sunday drive” of racing sims.
Elden Ring offers endless exploration
This unofficial sequel to Dark Souls is colossal beyond belief.
Video game addiction, now a globally recognized illness, seeks a treatment
The World Health Organization formally acknowledged the condition for the first time this year, kicking off a race to offer remedies.
Horizon Forbidden West is a sprawling and satisfying sequel
Stunning visuals, enhanced mechanics help to immerse players in a world that truly feels alive.
Latest Dying Light chapter is all about the journey
Dying Light 2 Stay Human is a surprisingly fun foray into a zombie-infested open world.
Rainbow Six Extraction is a deep, grinding co-op experience
Online game lets teams of three take down alien hordes through slow-paced tactical confrontations
Humankind a strong but flawed challenger to Civilization series
Humankind developers add enough twists to story simulator to make it distinct within the strategy-game niche.
10 video games you will want to play in 2022
It’s a great time to be a gamer. The next 12 months are full of much-hyped video game releases.
Oculus Quest fitness app Supernatural serves up inspiring workouts in VR
Instead of urging me to surpass goals, the virtual reality app Supernatural focuses on the thing that's vexed me most around working out: finding the motivation to simply show up and do it.
Forza Horizon 5 tops list of 10 best video games of 2021
Microsoft’s investment in studios begin paying off as Xbox Game Pass builds a stellar lineup of games.
Pokemon Brilliant Diamond, Shining Pearl are remakes done right
Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl stick close to the path of the originals, but the remakes take advantage of several recent gameplay refinements that make the experience more fun and less of a hassle.
Halo Infinite campaign is the franchise’s slickest and most fun adventure yet
When the Halo franchise embraces itself as sci-fi gobbledygook — wrapping a warm hug around its cheesy dialogue and reveling in the weirdness of its core storyline of one man’s relationships with artificially intelligent female holograms — it soars as pulpy, timeless, space opera fantasy. So far, every minute of the Halo Infinite campaign takes flight.
Every decision counts in Shin Megami Tensei V
A quick entry point and challenging play make the title a good fit for Switch.
Not sure about Battlefield 2042? Wait for it to get better
Latest entry to Electronic Arts’ military shooter needs work, but will likely be good in the long run.
Built for speed
Forza Horizon 5 will convince you to love the racing game genre.
Call of Duty: Vanguard hits all the right notes in first hours of gameplay
The number of game modes and pacing alternatives available in the game’s multiplayer lobby ensures that even two matches on the same map play differently.
A game with big personality
Guardians of the Galaxy’s charisma and banter is nearly irresistible.