Darwin Project (Early Access) Review – An Interesting Take on the Emerging Battle Royale Genre

Darwin Project Scavengers Studio Battle royale games are gaining some serious momentum these days. The first one to gain prominence was H1Z1, which has since garnered tons of notoriety for its questionable netcode and sloshy hit detection (as well as some shady business practices). However, The Culling was the first game within the rapidly emerging…

Metal Gear Survive Review – A Mish-Mash of Genres

  Metal Gear Survive Konami Serving as the first installment for the Metal Gear saga after Hideo Kojima’s dramatic and tumultuous departure from Konami, Metal Gear Survive marks a rather severe departure from their usual formula. Konami took a big risk in changing the familiar landscape that Metal Gear fans have grown accustomed to—the convoluted…

For Honor Season 5 Review – Blood, Sweat, and Still-Questionable Match-Making

For Honor Ubisoft I have to admit that I used to be a big fighting game fan. I remember sauntering into my local city arcade with a pocket full of dollar bills, transforming them into handfuls of quarters (or tokens for certain arcades), and then heading to the nearest fighting game cabinet of choice. I’ve…

Middle-earth: Shadow of War Review – The Continuation of an Epic Fantasy Saga

Middle-earth: Shadow of War Monolith/Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment 2014’s Shadow of Mordor was quite an impressive game. In fact, it was so good that although there were some rather repetitive aspects to it, the overall package was nothing short of a modern action RPG masterpiece. It introduced the brilliant combination of Assassin’s Creed-style parkouring and…

Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands: Ghost War Review – Solid, Tactical, Multiplayer Fun

  Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands: Ghost War Ubisoft When Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands first came out earlier this year, it was both lauded and maligned by two distinct sets of gamers. One contingent dismissed the game outright because they said that it was boring and didn’t have any replay value. However, I did…

The Evil Within 2 Review – Bring a Fresh Change of Underwear

The Evil Within 2 Tango Gameworks/Bethesda Software The survival horror genre as a whole has “evolved” if you will, in leaps and bounds in recent years. Since its inception in the 1990s, we’ve seen survival horror go from games that provide players with some sort of limited weaponry, such as pistols or rifles with scarce…

Sniper Elite 4 Deathstorm Part 3: Obliteration Review – The Dramatic Finale to an Excellent Series

Sniper Elite 4 Deathstorm Part 3: Obliteration Rebellion I love Nazi-killing in games just as much as anyone else does. But after a while, it does begin to get a little stale. As a whole, the World War II genre, not just in games, but in film, literature, and other forms of media, has been…

The Secret World Legends Review – The Second Chance for a Unique Gaming Experience

The Secret World Legends Funcom Being a huge lifelong fan of luminary weird fiction author H.P. Lovecraft, I’ve often longed for a game which captured and conveyed the horror and fantasy aspects that his writings presented. H.P. Lovecraft’s works are pretty antithetical to American horror because his stories were much more subtle in delivering the…