Civilization 6: Gathering Storm offers too little, and costs too much

Sometimes in bed, I’ll play vanilla Civilization 6 on my iPad. I’m a huge fan of the Civ series, and it’s always...

Sunless Skies has me hooked on dying among the stars

London was once a city stolen by bats and whisked into caverns. But now, it is an empire that reaches far into...

The Resident Evil 2 board game plays well, looks like hell

In 2017, Steamforged Games, hot off the success of Dark Souls: The Board Game, tossed up another ambitious Kickstarter campaign. By the...

At the Gates is badly flawed, and strangely compelling

At the Gates is a tough-as-nails historical strategy game. It’s an admirable attempt at redefining the 4x genre by focusing on people,...

The best PSVR games

For virtual reality newcomers, we recommend PlayStation VR. The price is reasonable, it’s relatively easy to set up, and Sony has filled...

The Hong Kong Massacre focuses on the joy of a cinematic...

The Hong Kong Massacre and I have a routine. Every few hours, one of its enemies guns my hero down before I...

Kingdom Hearts 3 ends the series with a whimper

There’s a reason we’re still talking about Kingdom Hearts: It was a collaboration between two titans of industry that shouldn’t have worked,...

Alien: Blackout’s clever premise never leads to a substantial game

Alien: Blackout packs a few terrifying moments — even on the small screen of a smartphone — and they all come from...

Resident Evil 2 is everything a video game remake should be

Capcom hasn’t always understood what makes Resident Evil great. Maybe it has never consistently, fully grasped the thing that it has on...

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey’s woeful error

Kassandra settling down to the life of a housewife and mother is one of the worst betrayals of a fictional character that...

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