Don't-Miss Game Stories

Wilson's Heart

Wilson's Heart review: Not a perfect virtual reality game, but certainly the best so far

With its unique 1940's monster movie aesthetic and excellent voice casting, Wilson's Heart feels like the first "can't-miss" VR game. Too bad it's a Rift exclusive.

Full Throttle Remastered

Full Throttle Remastered review: A new coat of paint doesn't quite hide this game's age

Double Fine gives LucasArts cult classic Full Throttle the warts-and-all remaster treatment. The problem? Full Throttle has a lot of warts.

Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition

Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition is a fine remaster of an exhilarating game, at a not-so-fine price

With the original Bulletstorm port basically broken on PC after the demise of Games for Windows Live, it's a bit rough for Gearbox to ask people to pay up for a working version—remaster or no remaster.

Yooka-Laylee

Yooka-Laylee review: This nostalgia-fueled platformer is Banjo-Kazooie 4 in everything but name

Playtonic's Kickstarter promised a spiritual successor to Banjo-Kazooie and that's what Yooka-Laylee delivers, flaws and all.

Mass Effect: Andromeda

Mass Effect Andromeda review: As vast and empty as space itself

Mass Effect: Andromeda has literally an entire galaxy's worth of potential, but squanders it on meaningless missions and awkward dialogue.

Thimbleweed Park

Thimbleweed Park review: An incredible homage to point-and-click LucasArts adventures

Thimbleweed Park is a LucasArts adventure game the way you remember them being, with the same witty humor and, yes, the same sometimes asinine puzzles.

Rock Band VR

Rock Band VR review: Rock Band's roaring PC debut showcases Oculus Touch's potential

Rock Band VR drops you in the rhinestone boots of your favorite guitarists and puts the Oculus Touch controllers to a weird, but perfect, use.

Night in the Woods

Night in the Woods review: Small moments and Bruce Springsteen stuff

Night in the Woods is as much a coming-of-age story as it is one of America's lost manufacturing sector and small-town decline. Springsteen would be proud.

Ghost Recon: Wildlands

Ghost Recon: Wildlands review: 400 square kilometers of emptiness, but it sure is pretty

Ghost Recon: Wildlands is a technological marvel, but that's about it. The rest of Ubisoft's open-world shooter is a repetitive and mind-numbing jumble, particularly if you play on your own. Bring friends, or don't bother.

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Ghost Recon: Wildlands (PC) impressions: A beautiful, buggy world with no load screens

Ghost Recon: Wildlands offers a big, beautiful world with no load screens and low frame rates. We dig into the game's PC performance.

Let's play Torment: Tides of Numenera

Torment: Tides of Numenera is the surreal Planescape spiritual successor that RPG fans have been waiting for.

For Honor

For Honor review: Satisfying melee kneecapped by microtransactions and online woes

For Honor's combat is excellent, but it's dragged down by...well, basically everything else, especially on the multiplayer side of things.

Halo Wars 2

Halo Wars 2 review: Spinning its Warthog wheels in a stagnant RTS genre

Littered with microtransactions and featuring the same half-dozen campaign missions you've played since the days of ye ol' StarCraft, Halo Wars 2 is not the RTS genre's salvation.

Sniper Elite 4

Sniper Elite 4 review: Lofty aims battle grindhouse roots in this ambitious sequel

Still obsessed with exploding organs and a pseudo B-movie vibe, Sniper Elite 4 nevertheless improves upon its predecessor in every way—enormous maps, better stealth systems, and more good ol' American freedom.

Quern - Undying Thoughts

Quern - Undying Thoughts review: The closest we may ever come to a Riven sequel

Reminiscent of Cyan's style of storytelling and puzzle design, Quern is an excellent Myst or Riven homage in an era suddenly packed full of them.

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Nvidia Shield TV (second generation) review: This the best media streamer for geeks

The Nvidia Shield TV, a $200 media streamer and gaming box, doesn't appeal to everyone, and that's okay.