Don't-Miss Game Stories
Nostalgia mitigates Call of Duty: WWII's weak story and bland characters, and multiplayer is better than before.
Assassin's Creed: Origins provides a solid foundation for the future, but a year off hasn't changed the series as much as you might've hoped.
Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus deftly blends social commentary with riding robo-dogs through Nazi-occupied streets.
Destiny 2 just launched on PCs and it's glorious, with gorgeous graphics and tight gunplay.
South Park: The Fractured But Whole builds off its predecessor's excellent foundation, with deeper combat, a stronger story, and vulgar jokes galore.
The Evil Within 2 might not be perfect, but it opens much stronger than its predecessor—and handles quite a bit better too.
Forza Motorsport 7 isn't the most exacting racing simulator around, but it's sim enough for me.
Pseudo-sequel Total War: Warhammer II is a more daring take on fantasy than its predecessor, but it's a less daring Total War game.
Pyre, the latest from Bastion and Transistor developer Supergiant, is as gorgeous and creative as anything the studio's done—but repetitive.