The Anacrusis is a functional squad shooter that uses its groovy aesthetic as a smokescreen rather than a guide to make it memorable.
Monster Hunter Rise isn’t as ambitious as its predecessor, but it still manages to build on the franchise in meaningful ways.
Despite some inconsistent performance, this is still the ultimate way to play one of last-gen's best games.
Sword and Fairy 7 aims high for the series and hits more than it misses.
Final Fantasy 7 Remake Intergrade could have used a bit more work on the PC platform.
An expansion clearly made for fans of the base game - and basically nobody else.
Century: Age of Ashes mostly makes up for its same-y maps and boring cosmetics with great modes, gameplay, and progression.
Aiko’s Choice is essentially more of the same, and that’s just fine.
The newest edition of Skyrim adds just enough to entice the few that have yet to play it, or perhaps missed the 8th gen version, but stops short of much else.
Bright Memory Infinite borrows some of the better ideas from modern first-person shooters and combines them with its own flashy identity to great effect.
Riders Republic proves that the open-ended racing format can still work, while simultaneously reminding us of how it can come up short.
Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water skims the surface as a remaster but holds up well as a great horror game.
A step down for the NASCAR franchise.
Hell Let Loose is a flawed but an intriguing experience.
New World delivers a fun and approachable MMO despite being a bit too derivative and lacking polish.
Alan Wake lives on in remastered form.
Xuan Yuan Sword 7 earns its keep with a finely-tuned action RPG experience and a wonderfully told story.
Banana Mania successfully brings the series back to basics with only a few bumps along the way.
Hot Wheels Unleashed establishes its own fun style of arcade racing while leaving most of its competitors in the dust.
Ultra Age leans hard into the basics of its genre while including just enough of its own ideas to make it all work.