Don't-Miss Game Stories

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.

Civilization: Beyond Earth - Rising Tide

Civilization: Beyond Earth - Rising Tide expansion review: Lifting all ships

Civilization: Beyond Earth's first expansion is a smart add-on that makes the game more than just Civilization V in space.

Prison Architect

Prison Architect review: Warden's pet

Prison Architect finally finished serving its three-year Early Access sentence. We take a look at the promised land, Version 1.0, to see if it's worth your time.

The Beginner's Guide

The Beginner's Guide review: A weird, fiercely personal game

Davey Wreden's follow-up to The Stanley Parable is either refreshingly raw and personal or painstakingly self-indulgent. Or both.

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80 Days (PC) review: Choose your own adventures

80 Days smashes together elements of the classic Jules Verne novel with a branching story that spans the entire globe. Plus mechanical elephants.

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SOMA review: Ghostly machines beneath the sea, exploring humanity's depths

SOMA is not the horror game I expected from Frictional, but it's an excellent piece of science fiction you'd expect to see in grainy black and white on Twilight Zone or The Outer Limits.

First look: Diving into SOMA's eerie undersea world

We go hands-on with twenty minutes of Frictional's new horror game, SOMA.


Dropsy review: Do clowns dream of balloon sheep?

A point-and-click adventure game about a clown that wants to hug people? It's real and it's (surprisingly) not a horror game.