Don't-Miss Game Stories

Pyre

Pyre review: Magical basketball made rote

Pyre, the latest from Bastion and Transistor developer Supergiant, is as gorgeous and creative as anything the studio's done—but repetitive.

The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind

Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind review: Nostalgia makes a decent expansion something special

Those who loved The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind will find the latest Elder Scrolls Online expansion full of fond memories. Everyone else? Well, it's still Elder Scrolls Online.

Endless Space 2

Endless Space 2 review: Mood meets 4X strategy

Sometimes a bit shallow, Endless Space 2 nevertheless manages to charm thanks to its unique factions and engaging quest system.

Prey (2017)

Prey (PC) review: System Shock's spirit lives in this mammoth, intertwined space station

Exploring Prey's mammoth Talos I space station and discovering its secrets is a constant source of joy, even when the combat and story falter.

Everything

Everything review: Live a thousand lives in this ambitious recreation of the universe

Everything asks you to contemplate your place in the universe by experiencing the point-of-view of hundreds of other creatures, plants, and objects.

Outlast II

Outlast 2 review: Fear turns to frustration

Outlast 2 has a few solid horror moments, but undermines those scares with tedious gameplay.

Scanner Sombre

Scanner Sombre review: A weird and unsettling glimpse into darkness

Introversion's Prison Architect follow-up is a highly experimental art piece about navigating a dark cave with a handheld LIDAR scanner. Scanner Sombre's weird and unsettling, if ultimately a bit one-note.

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.