Don't-Miss Game Stories

Far Cry Primal

Far Cry Primal (PC) review: Fantastic premise, familiar gameplay

Far Cry Primal starts with a fantastic premise but quickly falls into the same traps as its predecessors.

SUPERHOT

Superhot review: The most innovative shooter we've played in years

Superhot's time-freezing antics are finally a full-length game, and it's the most innovative shooter we've played in years.

Unravel

Unravel review: Eyes full of candy, head full of yarn

Unravel looks beautiful, but it's ultra-slick sheen with nothing much to say. Faux-emotional, if you will.

Layers of Fear

Layers of Fear review: An unsettling subversion of expectations

Layers of Fear masterfully toys with your sense of reality, when it's not throwing cheesy jump scares in your face.

Pillars of Eternity: The White March Part Two

Pillars of Eternity: The White March Part Two review: An incredible, apocalyptic finish

The White March's second half salvages the slow pacing of the first and ultimately redeems Pillars of Eternity's expansion.

Dying Light: The Following

Dying Light: The Following review: Zombie vaulting meets vehicular homicide

Dying Light's massive expansion is the unholy mashup of Dukes of Hazzard and Death Race 2000. We love it.

Firewatch

Firewatch review: Lots of smoke, but no spark

Firewatch is full of excellent dialogue, breathtaking moments, and stunning vistas, but ultimately amounts to nothing much at all.

Agatha Christie: The ABC Murders

The ABC Murders review: Agatha Christie's murderous short story gets a gorgeous video game adaptation

Agatha Christie's famed Inspector Poirot fills in for Holmes in this point-and-click murder mystery.

Steve Jackson's Sorcery!

Sorcery! Parts One and Two review: Choose your own adventure in this glorious Steve Jackson adaptation

Inkle's digital adaptation of Steve Jackson's Sorcery! is a glorious tribute to the paper gamebooks of yesteryear

Bombshell

Bombshell review: More "bad" than "badass"

Anemic guns, shoddy platforming, and a mountain of bugs make Bombshell hard to recommend.

The Witness

The Witness (PC) review: Uncovering an island's secrets, one line at a time

The Witness is a brilliant puzzle game, ensuring you'll never look at a five-by-five grid the same way again.

The Westport Independent

The Westport Independent review: It's about ethics in journalism

The Westport Independent is a "censorship simulator" about running a newspaper in a fascist country. It's [redacted].

Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak

Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak review: A classic resurrected

Resurrecting a series as legendary as Homeworld? After twelve years? That's an unenviable taskā€”but Blackbird Interactive pulled it off with Deserts of Kharak.

HTC's Vive VR headset put me on Mount Everest, and I was utterly terrified

The Vive is the only VR setup I've tried immersive enough to trigger my incredible fear of heights during a demo at CES 2016.

The Virtuix Omni sends you marching off to VR war

The reason VR makes you queasy is that your brain thinks you're moving but you're not. The Virtuix Omni gets your feet moving so you can run and gun without thinking you're going to hurl.

Rainbow Six Siege

Rainbow Six Siege review: Light tactics, heavy explosives, and a few networking issues

"Tear down these walls," said Ronald Reagan. And now there's a video game about that.

Just Cause 3

Just Cause 3 review: Blow up the outside world

Just Cause 3 embraces the series' dumb thrills to create a ridiculous sandbox orgy of wingsuits, tethers, and explosions.