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Tyranny

Tyranny review: Obsidian's RPG ponders the nature of evil

Picture a world where the battle between good and evil already took place, and evil won—and then imagine you work for the villains. That's Tyranny.

Rusty Lake: Roots

Rusty Lake: Roots review: A grim sequel for one of 2016's best gaming surprises

The bizarre and grim world of the Rusty Lake series has quickly led to one of the best point-and-click series of the modern era—provided you can stomach its gruesome imagery.

Titanfall 2

Titanfall 2 review: Prepare for more mech-dropping, wall-running action

Titanfall 2 has more to offer than the original, including a full singleplayer campaign. But is it better? And can it survive, sandwiched between Battlefield 1 and Call of Duty?

Civilization VI

Civilization VI review: Learning from some (but not all) of history's mistakes

Civilization VI released and just like that, an entire weekend disappeared. We've pulled ourselves out of the "One More Turn" hole to deliver our thoughts on the latest entry in the long-running strategy series.

Battlefield 1

Battlefield 1 review: Satisfying chaos, solemn silence

Battlefield 1's solemn campaign and over-the-top multiplayer may feel like polar opposites, but the complete package is all-around excellent.

Shadow Warrior 2

Shadow Warrior 2 review: It's not the size of the game, but how you use it

Improvements to combat and a raft of new visual gags don’t make up for Shadow Warrior 2's flaccid story and aimless levels.

Duke Nukem 3D 20th Anniversary World Tour

Duke Nukem 3D's 20th Anniversary edition kicks ass and chews bubble gum

The Duke's come back to town, and the last thing that's gonna go through your mind before you die is his size-13 boot.

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Gears of War 4 (PC) review: Passing the torch

Gears of War 4 struggles with pacing issues and a bland protagonist, but it works well as a passing-the-torch installment bridging the old and new trilogies.

Virginia

Virginia review: This detective thriller adapts the language of film to games

Virginia's extensive use of jump and match cuts makes it the meeting point of games and film, though it's not the best of experiments.

forza horizon 3

Forza Horizon 3 review: The best arcade racing series around roars onto PCs

Forza Horizon 3 is the best arcade racing has to offer in 2016, and now it's on PCs thanks to Microsoft's Xbox Play Anywhere endeavor.

Steve Jackson's Sorcery!

Steve Jackson's Sorcery! review: A sprawling adventure of mind-boggling scale

The PC adaptation of Steve Jackson's Sorcery! gamebooks has some rough edges, but it's a thrilling, sprawling adventure overall.

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World of Warcraft: Legion review: The excitement returns in this online role-playing game

For the first time in several World of Warcraft expansions Blizzard is flexing its world-creation and storytelling muscles.

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Event[0]

Event[0] review: An ambitious 2001: A Space Odyssey-tinged adventure you can talk to

Event[0] isn't perfect by any means, but its experiments with text parsers might make it the most important (or at least most interesting) indie game of 2016.

ReCore

ReCore review: The first Xbox Play Anywhere game is a beautiful chore

ReCore features charming robot companions and snappy platforming, but a chore of an end-game and terrible load times make it a hard sell.

The Turing Test

The Turing Test review: A brisk, breezy test of your humanity

Every year there's a game like Portal. This year, it's The Turing Test and its lightweight philosophical pondering.