'Risk of Rain 2' Makes You a Force of Nature

"The sweet, pure joy of watching the numbers get bigger."


After Three Hours of 'Metro Exodus,' I Was Surprised By How Much I Laughed

In a sea of post-apocalyptic shooters, the game's world building and dark comedy could set it apart.


After Three Hours With 'Far Cry 5,' Its Politics Are Far From Clear

After spending three hands-on hours with the game, I know that it's made some big leaps mechanically. But narratively, it's hedging its bets.


Exclusive: Action Bronson's Favorite Food Pairings

A special teaser from Mr. Wonderful's new book, 'F*ck, That's Delicious: An Annotated Guide to Eating Well'


The Team Behind 'OlliOlli' Is Making a Killer, 'Tron'-Like Sports Game

There's no guarantee it'll succeed as an esport, but Roll7’s ‘Gladiators’-goes-‘Tron’ arena game is a frenetic blast and a half.


Mario vs Sonic in 2017 Is Looking Mightily One-Sided

Seeing ‘Super Mario Odyssey’ and ‘Sonic Forces’ at the same time does not leave the hedgehog looking especially healthy.


‘FIFA 18’ Feels Like an Action Replay of What We’ve Already Seen

At this point in the soccer series, any changes to the action are mostly surface level. So why bother updating at all?


‘Ruiner’ Might Be the ‘Hotline Miami’ Successor Your Bloodlust’s Been After

Reikon is a new name in indie dev, but with staffers from ‘The Witcher 3’ and ‘Dying Light,’ no wonder their debut game looks great.


‘Breath of the Wild’ Is Shaping Up To Be a Beautiful Zelda Adventure

Several hours in and this might be love—not least of all because it brilliantly reconnects the series with its inspirational roots of exploration and discovery.


‘Nioh’ Is a Richly Detailed, Devilishly Challenging RPG That’s Just Too Tough for Me

Team Ninja’s samurai adventure is Souls-like in its difficulty—which is fine if you have the time to embrace it, says co-director Yosuke Hayashi.