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'Gears 5' Is Playing Catch-Up With Ideas That Are Already Outdated

Is it still enough to be a great shooter? 'Gears 5' doesn't seem too sure.
Cameron Kunzelman

The Millennial Burnout Conversation Also Applies to Gamers

Burnout is real, and boy, it sucks.
Cameron Kunzelman
Game of the Year 2018

Weather Systems Took on a New Meaning in 2018

Dreams of open worlds in an era of climate change.
Rob Zacny
Assassin's Creed Odyssey

I Keep Playing 'Assassin’s Creed Odyssey' Because it Reminds me of Xena

Kassandra is so awesome a character that I’m playing through this massive game just for her.
Danielle Riendeau
Assassin's Creed Odyssey

'Assassin's Creed Odyssey' Is Classical Ubisoft in the Wrong Ways

Assassin's Creed gave Ubisoft games their modern identity, now the Ubisoft monoculture has come for the Assassins.
Rob Zacny
mad max

What 'Rage 2' Could Learn from The Furious Wasteland of 'Mad Max'

The 2015 open-world game 'Mad Max' featured one of the most convincing wastelands we've ever seen.
Dante Douglas
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

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
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
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
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

Watch Patrick Get Busy in 'Yakuza 0'

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