Nothing gets closer to the feel of the pen and paper paranormal investigations role-playing game like the new Call of Cthulhu videogame. Even Lovecraft would be proud of this mythos-steeped, sanity check inducting adventure game.
Overall, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is a very competent shooter that knows what it’s doing. Single player is stripped out in favor of one of the most in-depth multiplayer experiences you can find. If you are into that kind of competitive shooting, Black Ops 4 will really shine.
Originally releasing in 2014, Wasteland 2 finally makes its way to the Nintendo Switch. And it brings a lot of improvements along for the ride. Now the game can be played with the Switch in portable mode too, letting players bring the hellish wastes along with them anywhere.
The third game of the new trilogy, Shadow of the Tomb Raider ends the rebooted and re-imagined origin story of perennial adventurer Lara Croft. Shadow comes closest to the classic gameplay of yesteryear, where environmental puzzles ruled over intense combat and fighting.
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is among the best that the series has to offer. It features a humongous world, plenty of fighting action and a powerfully compelling plot set in the often-storied world of ancient Greece.
Dead Cells is flat out difficult, but it’s the good kind of difficult. It punishes poor play, rewards skill, and most importantly, never makes you feel as though you’re stuck. This all makes for a highly enjoyable experience where you wont mind dying again and again.
CrossCode is a game that lots of fans of the simulated RPG genre have been watching for years in its long development slog. Finally released, CrossCode is packed with content that will keep players engaged for hours on end, though towards the end of the story, this may not be such a good thing. We dive into this long delayed title to see if it reaches RPG greatness.
Immortal: Unchained is a clone of the Souls series, with the one real differentiator being a reliance on guns over melee weapons. This could have set up some interesting gameplay, but sadly, it will likely fall a little short of expectations.
Set in the Cold War period of the 1980s, Phantom Doctrine is an ambitious title that combines role-playing, strategy, tactical combat and an interesting spy-themed story that will have you sneaking and shooting through a dark world of espionage and betrayal.
The Far Cry 5: Dead Living Zombies DLC adds seven short zombie themed scenarios to Far Cry 5. But the lack of any open-world fun, and almost no connection to the core game or gameplay, means that this one is likely DOA for many fans.