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XCOM 2: War Of The Chosen Review

I Choose You!

HIGH The tweaks revitalize the campaign. Finishing several missions with a 100% hit rate.

LOW Getting all of the DLC properly activated is counter-intuitive. Performance issues.

WTF Seriously, don’t play Iron Man mode.


Desert Child Review

Gotta Knock A Little Harder

HIGH Spectacular soundtrack, evocative visuals, interesting variations on its core theme

LOW Numerous technical issues, alarmingly thin story, multiplayer feels bolted on

WTF Using the names of real-life rappers as your “wanted” level of police attention? Really?


Ashen Review

Dim Souls

HIGH Watching vagrants drift into my town and make it their home.

LOW The Seat of the Matriarch and the final boss are both terrible, terrible experiences.

WTF Dude, where’s my companion?


Genesis Alpha One Review

Deep Space Clonialism

HIGH The minimal HUD and use of terminals instead of menus.

LOW Explorable planets feel unbelievably empty.

WTF Everyone and everything is a literal clone, including the player.


Toki Review

Evolutionary Dead End

HIGH A chance to play a memorable arcade game I never finished.

LOW The gameplay does not age well.

WTF For something that’s essentially a retro release, this package is way too thin.


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 […]

Anthem Preview

The Heart of Rage. Embers. Scars. The Monitor. Javelins. Anthem is the new online third-person shooter-slash-Iron Man simulator from Bioware due out next month, and the opening hours are a deluge of proper nouns. It sometimes feels like these early scenes were written by a sentient word processor with unlimited […]