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Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain Review

The Silent Snake

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain Review Screenshot

HIGH Infiltrating a heavily guarded enemy prison for the sole purpose of retrieving a copy of A-ha's 'Take on Me'.

LOW A lack of story motivation coupled with an overload of open-world repetition.

WTF Huey's role in the game.

Armello Review

Magical Bears and Treasure-Hunting Rabbits

Armello Review Screenshot

HIGH The art direction and production are superb.

LOW Losing to enemies' Prestige victories over and over again.

WTF Who thought this text was a good, readable size?

Zenzizenzic Review


Zenzizenzic Review Screenshot

HIGH The music is brilliant!

LOW My multitasking skills.

WTF Can anybody speak that name without twisting their tongue?

Mad Max Review

Riding with the Angel of Combustion

Mad Max Review Screenshot

HIGH The sandstorms are absolutely jaw-dropping.

LOW The bosses need more variety.

WTF Who thought releasing this on the same day as MGS V was a good idea?

Missing: An Interactive Thriller - Episode One Review

A Failed Resurrection

Missing: An Interactive Thriller - Episode One Review Screenshot

HIGH Sussing out the door code's location.

LOW Wow, does this police interlude add nothing to the game!

WTF Where could the batteries be? Could they be the crudely-drawn cartoons sitting
atop that real photo of a cabinet?

Absolute Drift Review

The Fast and the Spurious

Absolute Drift Review Screenshot

HIGH The minimalist aesthetic is consistently lovely.

LOW The cars could stand to feel a bit grippier.

WTF The ending feels sudden and anticlimactic.

Toy Soldiers: War Chest Review

The Joy Is M.I.A.

Toy Soldiers: War Chest Review Screenshot

HIGH Holy crap, He-Man and Cobra Commander are in here!

LOW Never seeing Battle Cat.

WTF How in the world are these loadtimes so atrocious?

The Static Speaks My Name Review

You Just Don't Understand

The Static Speaks My Name Review Screenshot

HIGH The shrimp tank.

LOW The generic "crazy guy" messages written in red.

WTF Outsourcing the urination noise. It was really important that they got that right.

Blues and Bullets: Episode One Review

Black and White and Red

Blues and Bullets Review Screenshot

HIGH Choosing between escaping or saving a child's life.

LOW The achingly unfunny and mood-breaking 'gag' with the knife thrower.

WTF This is the church, this is the steeple...

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