Game Reviews

Humankind Game Poster Image
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age 13+
Strategy sim lets players adapt societies over time.
Platforms: Google Stadia, Mac, Windows
(2021)
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Assassin's Creed Valhalla: The Siege of Paris Game Poster Image
age 16+
Valhalla's first season closes with a sense of déjà vu.
Platforms: Google Stadia, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Windows, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S
(2021)
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Black Book Game Poster Image
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age 10+
Deck-building adventure celebrates Slavic folklore.
Platforms: Mac, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2021)
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The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles Game Poster Image
age 13+
Courtroom hijinks are guilty of a fun time.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows
(2021)
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Samurai Warriors 5 Game Poster Image
age 13+
Series gets new coat of paint but same formulaic gameplay.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S
(2021)
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Sniper Elite VR Game Poster Image
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age 17+
VR World War II shooter fails to hit its target.
Platforms: HTC Vive, Oculus Quest, Oculus Rift, PlayStation VR
(2021)
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Chivalry II Game Poster Image
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age 18+
Violent online medieval combat is fun, frequently absurd.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Windows, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S
(2021)
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Assassin's Creed Valhalla: Wrath of the Druids Game Poster Image
age 16+
The Viking assassin expands with a little luck of the Irish.
Platforms: Google Stadia, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Windows, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S
(2021)
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Total War: Rome Remastered Game Poster Image
age 14+
Violent, bloody remade classic solidly mixes both old, new.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, Windows
(2021)
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The Oregon Trai‪l‬ (Apple Arcade Edition) Game Poster Image
age 10+
Stellar (and more accurate) reboot of a simulation classic.
Platforms: Apple Arcade
(2021)
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A-Train: All Aboard! Tourism Game Poster Image
age 10+
Complex controls, menus are transport sim's speed bumps.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
(2021)
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Total War: Three Kingdoms - Fates Divided Game Poster Image
age 15+
Violent strategy expansion is a diluted letdown for series.
Platforms: Windows
(2021)
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Stronghold: Warlords Game Poster Image
age 10+
Complex strategic battles held back by slow empire building.
Platforms: Windows
(2021)
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The Nioh Collection Game Poster Image
age 18+
Wickedly tough, bloody series gets anthology treatment.
Platforms: PlayStation 5
(2021)
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Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond Game Poster Image
age 15+
WWII VR shooter aims high but doesn't quite hit the mark.
Platforms: HTC Vive, Oculus Quest, Oculus Rift
(2020)
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Empire of Sin Game Poster Image
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age 15+
Violence and language key to challenging mob strategy game.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One
(2020)
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Assassin's Creed: Valhalla Game Poster Image
age 16+
Viking epic is the best entry in Assassin's Creed series.
Platforms: Google Stadia, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Windows, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S
(2020)
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Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition Game Poster Image
age 13+
Classic strategy game gets historic makeover of its own.
Platforms: Windows
(2020)
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Partisans 1941 Game Poster Image
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age 15+
WWII strategy game hampered by trial-and-error play.
Platforms: Windows
(2020)
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Democracy 4 Game Poster Image
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age 15+
Cold, calculated simulation of the political machine.
Platforms: Windows
(2020)
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