Don't-Miss Game Stories


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 task—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.

Assassin's Creed Syndicate

Assassin's Creed Syndicate review: A series gem, but the formula feels overly familiar

Assassin's Creed Syndicate is a "return to form," but maybe a change would do the series some good.

Killer gifts every PC gamer will want

News flash: Gamers want more than Shasta cola and a Rush mix tape. These five killer gifts will make any PC gamer gush

Star Wars Battlefront (2015)

Star Wars Battlefront review: Hokey religions are no match for a good blaster at your side

Battlefront looks and sounds amazing, but we're not convinced there's enough here to keep you interested past the initial oohs and ahhs.

Fallout 4

Fallout 4 review: Won't set the world on fire, but might start a (tiny) flame in your heart

Fallout 4 goes down easy, but only because we've already played this exact game twice before.

Anno 2205

Anno 2205 review: One small step for Anno, one giant leap for Anno-kind

The latest in Ubisoft's long-running city-builder series takes players from Earth to the moon and back again.

The Witcher 3: Hearts of Stone

The Witcher 3: Hearts of Stone review: The devil went down to Novigrad

Don't just write off the Hearts of Stone expansion as "More Witcher 3." It's an often-funny, often-poignant, always-earnest look at what it's like to be Geralt, Professional Monster Hunter—and shows The Witcher 3 at its best.

Batman: Arkham Knight

Batman: Arkham Knight (PC) review: Holy squandered potential, Batman

Batman's technical troubles were just the beginning of Arkham Knight's woes.

Life is Strange

Life is Strange review: Time-traveling teenage-girl-simulator is one of 2015's most poignant games

Who would've guessed a quiet character study on teenagers and small-town life would be so gripping?

Xbox One Elite Controller

Xbox One Elite Controller review: I'm finally replacing my wired 360 controller

I don't need a $150 Xbox One controller. You probably don't need one either. But that doesn't change the fact Microsoft has built a gorgeous piece of hardware.

Transformers: Devastation

Transformers: Devastation review: A bombastic tribute to 1980s Transformers cartoons

Transformers: Devastation is a B-tier game that succeeds only by expertly capitalizing on its source material and your nostalgia.