Author: Steven Brown

PAX West 2019: Nine Games

PAX West once again visited the Emerald City, and with it came a tsunami of games both indie and triple-A upon its show floor. I was there for three days and played too many games to count. Instead of doing a typical Best Games of PAX West! list, I wanted to take a closer look at the ones that I kept thinking about after I left the show floor, and the ones that I wanted to keep playing after the demos ended.


Far Cry New Dawn Review

Wasted Wasteland

HIGH Repeatable outposts.

LOW Forgettable villians in a series known for memorable ones.

WTF The Aurora Borealis? At this time of year? At this time of day? In this part of the country?


The Division 2 Preview

GameCritics was recently invited to a preview event offering roughly 5 hours of The Division 2, and it’s shaping up well. Based on what I played, it addresses many of the issues I had with the previous title while also seemingly focusing upon the endgame — something that was sorely lacking before.


Far Cry: New Dawn Preview

Earlier this month, GameCritics was invited to a preview event featuring Far Cry: New Dawn, and the first thing I noticed about it was how colorful it was. Not that its predecessor Far Cry 5 was a bland game — far from it. It’s just that in New Dawn, nature seems to have taken on a more […]

Mutant Year Zero: Road To Eden Preview

I’ve been watching Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden for a few months now and always had a passing interest in it, but had yet to get my hands on it. This post-human apocalyptic turn-based strategy game has anthropomorphic characters and an interesting setting, but it wasn’t until actually playing that I realized my initial thoughts about it were slightly wrong.