A Decade Later, the Original ‘Gears of War’ Demands to Be Called a Classic
Oh, it's just a grey, bro-dude shooter. <i>Wrong</i>. Epic's original <i>Gears</i> was a massively influential masterpiece of action game design.
When Good Games Make Bad Decisions About How to End
Not every game needs a final boss battle. In fact, forcing one into the story might very well ruin it.
‘Forza Horizon 3’ Depicts a Better Australia Than Australians Deserve
Australia is a hateful country in a lot of ways right now. Playground Games' new open-world racer, mercifully, is the tourism poster depiction of the place.
How the Blue Skies of ‘Forza Horizon 3’ Got Me Thinking About ‘OutRun 2’ and Gaming Preservation
Playing one made me want to play the other – but how few of us can still enjoy games a decade and more old?
There’s Always a Man: BioShock’s Jordan Thomas Discusses the Acclaimed Trilogy
An essential member of the teams behind <i>BioShock</i> and its sequels, Thomas tells us about aiming for <i>Aliens</i> but producing <i>Pitch Black</i>.
It’s Remembered for Its Action, But ‘Resident Evil 4’ Was a Superbly Scripted Video Game
<i>RE4</i> was outstanding of visuals, sound and set-piece variety – but more than that, it was a fantastic example of video game writing.
The Adorable Robots of ‘ReCore’ are the Stars of an Otherwise Average Video Game
Microsoft's new exclusive isn't a blockbuster in waiting, but its AI stars are among the best companion characters you'll see in 2016.
‘Gears of War 4’ Isn’t Taking Many Risks, But That Might Be OK
The new Gears looks an awful lot like the old Gears – but if it ain't broken, why try to fix it into something players might not want?
With Dragon Link, Platinum’s ‘Scalebound’ Just Got a Whole Lot More Interesting
The forthcoming Microsoft exclusive showed a new side to its scales at Gamescom 2016. Consider my attention piqued.
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.
Don’t Bin Your Xbox One’s Kinect Before You’ve Played ‘FRU’
Microsoft's peripheral that nobody asked for is as good as dead – just in time for its killer app to emerge.
‘Cuphead’ Looks Great, But It’s Going to Terrify Younger Gamers
Don't be fooled by the illusion: this isn't a casual attraction. <i>Cuphead</i> is going to shred nerves and wreck controllers, worldwide.