Hayden DingmanGames Reporter, PCWorld

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Age of Empires: Definitive Edition

Age of Empires: Definitive Edition review: A classic remastered, but not remade

Age of Empires: Definitive Edition might always live in the shadow of its younger sibling, but Forgotten Empires has crafted a gorgeous update for diehard fans of the original or fans of ancient history.

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Entering year three, Rainbow Six Siege is still the only true "next-gen" shooter

As it enters its third year, Rainbow Six Siege remains an unparalleled achievement in first-person shooter design. So...where is everyone else?

The Evil Within II - First-person

This week in games: New THQ buys back old THQ, The Evil Within II adds a first-person mode

Plus: Free weekends for Rainbow Six Siege and Overwatch, and a slew of release dates including Warhammer: Vermintide II and Where the Water Tastes Like Wine. This is gaming news for February 12 to 16.

Dead Space

EA's Origin is giving Dead Space away for free

EA's latest "On the House" offering is a repeat, with free copies of Dead Space up for grabs.

Kingdom Come: Deliverance

Kingdom Come: Deliverance's awkward save system has already been fixed by modders

A community-made mod replaces Kingdom Come: Deliverance's horrible Saviour Schnapps mechanic with a more flexible save system.

Kingdom Come: Deliverance

Kingdom Come: Deliverance review in progress: This realistic Skyrim rival is a true role-playing game

Kingdom Come: Deliverance is equal parts unique and janky. We've spent 20-odd hours in the Holy Roman Empire circa 1400—throwing manure at people's houses, killing bandits, and trying to earn enough money to buy clothes.

Cities: Skylines - Modded

Cities: Skylines's robust modding scene and DLC keeps making the best city builder even better

Cities: Skylines's thoughtful DLC and active modding community has basically transformed the game into its own sequel.

Far Cry 5 - Trailer

This week in games: Relic sunsets Dawn of War III, Kerbal Space Program gets an expansion

Plus: The Surge secures a sequel, Civ IV designer Soren Johnson has a new project, Sunless Skies details development woes, and Vampyr nabs a release date. This is gaming news for February 5 to 9.


Celeste review: An excellent platformer with an excellent message

Celeste is the best precision platformer since Super Meat Boy. It's also an amazing parable about depression. The way those two combine is what makes it so endearing.

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Microsoft buying Valve would be a disaster for PC gaming

It's (thankfully) just a rumor, and a thin one at that, but a potential Microsoft acquisition of Valve could spell the end of PC gaming as we currently know it.

THEC64 Mini

This week in games: A Commodore 64 mini, Rainbow Six Siege adds aliens, RIP MOBAs

Plus: Hollow Knight teases its third free expansion, EA says real-money microtransactions will return to Battlefront II in the near future, Paragon and Gigantic announce shutdown dates, and more. This is gaming news for January 29 to February 2.

Surviving Mars

Surviving Mars hands-on preview: Martian pop music makes doomed existence cheerful

Surviving Mars shows why you shouldn't sign up for the first colony on Mars. The second group might be okay though.

Age of Empires: Definitive Edition (Beta)

Age of Empires: Definitive Edition could be one of the most impressive remasters ever

Age of Empires: Definitive Edition's closed beta has its fair share of issues, but it looks absolutely incredible for a game that's now over 20 years old.

The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind (Modded)

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild evokes Morrowind's thrilling sense of discovery

People love The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild for encouraging players to explore its world instead of reducing everything to icons—and that's exactly why I loved The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind years ago.

Duke Nukem 3D

This week in games: A Duke Nukem movie, an Anthem delay, and Amnesia games for free

Plus Pillars of Eternity II and The Banner Saga 3 get release dates, and DICE teases a complete overhaul of Star Wars Battlefront II's multiplayer. This is gaming news for January 22 to 26.