Hayden DingmanGames Reporter, PCWorld

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Civilization VI: Rise and Fall

Civilization VI's Rise and Fall expansion will let you seize cities without unleashing war

Golden Ages and Dark Ages headline Civilization VI: Rise and Fall, the game's first major expansion.

Destiny 2

Destiny 2 review: Gaming junk food that we can't put down

Destiny 2's irresistibly delicious gunplay keeps you coming despite some flaws.

razer basilisk

Razer Basilisk review: A great FPS mouse that competes with Razer's other great FPS mouse

The Razer Basilisk's thumb clutch and unconventional shape are winners, but is it really a better FPS mouse than the DeathAdder?

Neverwinter Nights: Enhanced Edition

Neverwinter Nights is getting an Enhanced Edition compatible with 15 years of mods

It's not the most extensive remaster, but at least Neverwinter Nights: Enhanced Edition preserves compatibility with the thousands of custom campaigns people have built since the original 2002 release.

Need for Speed: Payback

Need for Speed: Payback tweaks awful progression system amid loot box controversy

Need for Speed: Payback update makes grinding out Speed Cards less of a grind.

Star Wars: Battlefront II (2017)

This week in games: Battlefront II disables microtransactions, Total War goes to Britain

Plus: Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire hits closed beta, The Surge goes for A Walk in the Park, and a gaming chair that cools your butt. This is gaming news for November 13 to 17

Star Wars: Battlefront II (2017)

Star Wars: Battlefront II review: The Dark Side

Star Wars: Battlefront II's boring, unbalanced gameplay is made worse by an overly aggressive loot box system.

HyperX Cloud Alpha

HyperX Cloud Alpha review: One of the best gaming headsets for the money

HyperX has released a half-dozen headsets since 2014's original and acclaimed Cloud design, but the Alpha is the first to match—and even surpass—its predecessor.

Centipede - Replicade

RepliCade brings Atari's Centipede back in a miniature arcade cabinet

RepliCade recreates a Centipede arcade cabinet at 1/6 scale.

StarCraft II

StarCraft II is now free to play on PC

Blizzard's StarCraft II is going free-to-play after seven years. Kind of.


Call of Duty: WWII vs. Medal of Honor: Allied Assault: Storming Normandy then and now

We storm the beaches of Normandy in Call of Duty: WWII and Medal of Honor: Allied Assault.

Assassin's Creed: Origins - Photo Mode

How Assassin's Creed: Origins' photo mode makes your Egyptian tourism feel important

The photo mode in Assassin's Creed: Origins isn't just screenshots—it's a digital scrapbook of your travels.

Need for Speed: Payback

Need for Speed: Payback review: Pouring loot boxes on a tire fire

Need for Speed: Payback is the first full-price game to be irredeemably ruined by loot boxes. It probably won't be the last.

Call of Duty: WWII

Call of Duty: WWII review: Not a remaster, but it might as well be

Nostalgia mitigates Call of Duty: WWII's weak story and bland characters, and multiplayer is better than before.

Watch Dogs

Uplay is giving Watch Dogs away for free this week

Ubisoft's giving the original Watch Dogs away for free in Uplay this week.