Game Releases by User Score


DOLMEN 1.

DOLMEN

Platform: PC
May 20, 2022
Cosmic Horror and Sci-Fi are two ways to talk about Dolmen. It is a third person action game with RPG elements but with a lovecraftian plot that calls players to find what's behind the darkest secret of the universe! A forgotten planet called Revion Prime will be the place where the action takes part. And it won't be easy: Adaptation and exploration will be your main weapons as you craft new items and equipments from your enemies' carcasses! Every step can be your last one! Use your experience points to improve yourself and face what no human has ever faced. After all, quoting David Hume: "The life of man is of no greater importance to the universe than that of an oyster." Maybe he was right Or not.
Metascore:
56
User Score:
9.1
Citizen Sleeper 2.

Citizen Sleeper

Platform: Xbox Series X
May 5, 2022
Live the life of an escaped worker, washed-up on a lawless station at the edge of an interstellar society. Inspired by the flexibility and freedom of Tabletop RPGs, explore the station, choose your friends, escape your past and change your future. LIFE ON ERLIN'S EYE An abandoned station on the edge of a system in crisis. Run down, chaotic, unruly, and alive—it was founded by idealists in the shadow of a corporate collapse. Now it is held together by anarchic alliances, ramshackle factions and a shared desire to be free from the gravity of corporate control. DO THE WORK. GET PAID. SURVIVE. Every cycle you get up and choose what to do with your time. Toil in the yards, or take a bar shift. Search the markets for rare components or grab some street food. Make or break alliances, uncover truths and escape those that hunt you. Learn to survive and ultimately thrive, one cycle at a time. TURN UP FOR YOUR FRIENDS The station plays host to characters from all walks of life, trying to eke out an existence among the stars. Salvagers, engineers, hackers, bartenders, street-food vendors, each has a history which brought them here. You choose which of them you wish to help, and together you will shape your future. ACCESS THEIR SECRETS Hack into the station’s cloud to access decades of digital data, uncover new areas and unlock secrets. This is your unique power, and with it you can change your future. Corporate secrets, rogue AIs and troves of lost data await those willing to dive into the depths of the station’s networks. YOU WERE MADE TO DIE Essen-Arp: to them you are just property, one more asset in a portfolio that stretches across the stars. You are the product of an abusive system, in a universe where humanity’s expansion is marked by exploitation and extraction. Escape the makers of your decaying body, and chart your own path in a richly imagined, deeply relevant sci-fi world which explores ideas of precarity, personhood and freedom.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
9.0
GhostWire: Tokyo 3.

GhostWire: Tokyo

Platform: PC
March 25, 2022
Save a Tokyo under siege by spirits in a new adventure from mastermind Shinji Mikami and the team at Tango Gameworks. Explore the streets of a city filled with spirits and mysterious otherworldly threats, with an arsenal of powerful abilities at your command. Tokyo has become a city under siege; overwhelmed by paranormal threats beyond our understanding. After a devastating occult event leads to the disappearance of 99% of the city's population, only you stand between the loss of this great city and its salvation. After the vanishing, a strange encounter causes your own supernatural abilities to take shape. Explore a beautiful city that blends ultra-modern cityscapes and stunning ancient shrines as you purge the darkness from your home. Armed with a bevy of formidable, upgradeable powers, you will face off against evil spirits (referred to as The Visitors) haunting the city of Tokyo. Spirits like: * Amewarashi: This entity manifests as a young child in a yellow raincoat. Derived from the powerful emotions of sadness caused by being separated from his parents, as well as his innocent yet mischievous spirit, this Visitor will call for help and bring forth fellow spirit when it feels threatened. * Shiromuku: Shiromuku is a traditional type of pure white wedding kimono, and though she may appear to be a bride, this Visitor is actually a physical manifestation of powerful emotions. This Visitor represents regret and strong feelings for a partner she was never able to marry. * Kuchisake: Inspired by an actual urban legend, the Kuchisake-onna is a strong and agile opponent, capable of closing distances quickly to get at you with her large scissor blades. Be careful if she asks you if you find her attractive; there are no right answers there. Each spirit will have its own attack styles and weaknesses, so you'll need to combine your abilities in different ways to suit each unique combat encounter. But the spirits roaming the streets aren't the only threat. At the heart of everything the disappearance of the population, the appearance of the Visitors, and even your own supernatural abilities sits a shadowy group wearing "Hannya" masks. Who are they, what they want and how they will interact with you remains a mystery, and it will be up to you to determine their motives and unveil the mystery.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
9.0
.hack//G.U. Last Recode 4.

.hack//G.U. Last Recode

Platform: Switch
March 10, 2022
.hack//G.U. is back! Log back into the .hack//G.U. trilogy and return to "The World," as Haseo tracks down Tri-Edge in .hack//G.U. Last Recode, now with enhanced graphics, improved gameplay, and brand new modes! This collection includes all 3 original .hack//G.U. titles, Rebirth, Reminisce, and Redemption, all fully restored and remastered for PS4. Immerse yourself in "The World," a MMORPG, and find out what is real and what is reality in .hack//G.U. Set in 2017, years after the events of the first .hack series, "The World" has now been rebuilt. Follow Haseo as logs into "The World" and hunts PKs (Player Killers), in order to gain strength and track down Tri-Edge, a strong PK who attacked his friend, Shino, in the game and put her into a coma in real life. Relive the drama and epic battles in 1080p and 60fps, and improved battle balance and pacing for the definitive .hack//G.U. experience.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
9.0
Kirby and the Forgotten Land 5.

Kirby and the Forgotten Land

Platform: Switch
March 25, 2022
Join Kirby in an unforgettable journey through a mysterious world in a 3D platforming adventure. Float off on an all-new adventure as the powerful puffball, Kirby. Explore in 3D stages as you discover a mysterious world with abandoned structures from a past civilization—like a shopping mall?! Copy enemies’ abilities like the new Drill and Ranger and use them to attack, explore your surroundings, and save the kidnapped Waddle Dees from the ferocious Beast Pack alongside the mysterious Elfilin. Hope you’re hungry for an unforgettable adventure! Join up with a pointy partner, Bandana Waddle Dee, in co-op play Pass a Joy-Con™ controller to a buddy to play as the spear-wielding Bandana Waddle Dee and help each other explore and battle through this colorful world. While Kirby can float and inhale enemies, Bandana Waddle Dee can spin and stab with his sturdy spear. Find friendship in this forgotten world and save the Waddle Dees! Float over obstacles and fight through enemies on your way to each stage’s goal as you slash, poke, freeze, and hammer using Kirby’s copy abilities. Each themed stage you travel through will hide several friendly Waddle Dees in peril! Save them to grow the home base of your adventure, the once-deserted Waddle Dee Town. The Waddle Dees you rescue will unlock shops and leaderboards*. You’ll also be able to enjoy some of the townsfolk’s favorite games.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.9
Atelier Sophie 2: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Dream 6.

Atelier Sophie 2: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Dream

Platform: PC
February 25, 2022
A mysterious story of a mysterious dream... One of the stories experienced throughout the Alchemist Sophie’s many adventures, as she continued her travels after leaving her hometown of Kirchen Bell. This is Sophie’s adventure as she searches for her friend Plachta in the dream world Erde Wiege, where they become separated, and shows the bonds she forms with the people she meets and passing of hearts. ■Evolved turn-based battles & seamless transitions! In the 6 member party turn-based battles, the 3 members in the front and 3 in the back form 2 teams cooperating “multi-linked turn battles”, and transitions from exploration to battles without loading times in “seamless battles”, the entire game can be enjoyed at a great pace. ■2 types of panels for everyone to enjoy synthesis! This game uses panel synthesis, the synthesis system of the Mysterious series, where materials are placed in the panel slots to create new items in this puzzle-like feature. By placing the certain materials in the slots, various effects can be produced. There are 2 types of panels in this game that players can select from : a regular panel and a restricted panel that has a higher synthesis difficulty level. The board of the restricted panel is fairly complex, but when materials are placed just right, items with high effects can be synthesized, which can't be generated from the regular panel.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.9
GhostWire: Tokyo 7.

GhostWire: Tokyo

Platform: PlayStation 5
March 22, 2022
After strange disappearances hit Tokyo’s population, it’s up to you to uncover the source and purge the city of a strange, new evil. Armed with your own mysterious abilities, you will face down the occult, unravel conspiracy theories and experience urban legends like never before. Don’t fear the unknown. Attack it.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
8.8
13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim 8.

13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim

Platform: Switch
April 12, 2022
Vanillaware, the storytellers behind Odin Sphere and Dragon's Crown, craft a sci-fi mystery epic spanning thirteen intertwining stories. Uncover the truth and delve into a 2D sidescrolling adventure featuring gorgeous art and environments. Then, battle the kaiju in fast-paced, top-down combat. Customize the Sentinels with an arsenal of mechsuit weaponry, and fight to defend humanity! A departure from the studio's traditional fantasy style, the game takes place in a modern setting punctuated with giant mechs. Although the world may be bleak, Vanillaware's signature artistic shine and gorgeous aesthetics will bring the characters and story of 13 Sentinels to life. CHARACTERS: JURO KURABE A mild-mannered young high school student trying to live a normal life in the 80s. Rarely excited, he is fond of campy old Sci-Fi movies, with their giant robots and space invasions. But it seems like everyone in his life is trying to manipulate him for their own ominous ends... IORI FUYUSAKA She believes she's an ordinary high school girl, with dreams and crushes and a sweet tooth. However, she finds herself at the center of a massive conspiracy, called on to stop an apocalypse before the world is doomed. What she's not sure about is: can she really answer the call? EI SEKIGAHARA A stoic young man with amnesia, Ei finds himself next to a dead body without any memories of his past. Declared a boy "from another dimension", he's constantly pursued by armed gunmen in black suits, and often finds himself in intense life-or-death situations. Through investing the clues and people in 1985, he chases the truth beyond his lost memories... KEITARO MIURA A dutiful young soldier from 1945, fiercely dedicated to defending his country. He'd lay down his life if it meant saving even a single soul. Chosen as part of a secret military program to pilot a new weapon called a "Sentinel", Miura soon discovers that his true enemies lie beyond World War II... MEGUMI YAKUSHIJI A shy, composed girl of few words, with a nurturing domestic side. While she's devoted to her beloved, Juro, he himself has lost all memory of their past relationship. Goaded on by a mysterious talking cat, she agrees to a "contract" -- willing to go to any length to restore the boy she loves. NATSUNO MINAMI A perky, friendly girl on her high school's track team who loves a good Sci-Fi story. When she discovers a small robot hiding in the school, it seems like a story out of one of her favorite movies. However, she finds herself drawn into a massive, apocalyptic conspiracy in which the dangers of her favorite shows becomes disturbingly real. NENJI OGATA A high school punk with a heart of gold. He prefers to punch first and ask questions later, so when he gets involved in a convoluted conspiracy, most of the geek-talk goes over his head. Still, he's determined to bust through and save the girl -- even if he's resigned to her thinking he's just another thug. RENYA GOUTO A cold, brilliant young man who will use any means necessary to find the truth. Gouto processes information and startling revelations with a calm, ready intelligence that baffles (or outpaces) the adults around him. He's no villain, but he knows what's at stake, and what must be done. RYOKO SHININOME An aloof agent desperate to prove her worth to her unrequited love (and mentor) Tetsuya Ida. A mission gone wrong left Ryoko with traumatic brain damage, and dependent on a medicine of unclear origins. Still, she fights through the mental fog and pain to untangle the conspiracies... SHU AMIGUCHI An easygoing late-80s high school playboy, quick to make friends and quick to flirt. Tries not to take life too seriously, whether it's on his side or not. But when his TV turns on by itself, and an idol starts talking to him through it, begging for his help unraveling a mystery...he rolls with it as best he can. TAKATOSHI HIJIYAMA A confident young Japanese soldier in the 1940s, displaced from his home and dropped into a city both foreign and familiar. Adrift, old-fashioned, and out of place, he struggles to make sense of all the changes in his world...and then, after months of living as a solitary vagrant, he finds the young man responsible for uprooting his life. TOMI KISARAGI A flippant, shy teenager. She often hangs out with her gal pals after school, getting snacks and chatting like any other, but she seems to know more than she lets on. Determined to investigate the mysteries of her fate, she surreptitiously follows whatever lead she can, only to discover even greater peril awaiting her... YUKI TAKAMIYA A surly delinquent who (reluctantly) infiltrates the school as a spy to save her best friend. Despite her disdain for her underhanded allies, she stubbornly seeks the truth when everyone else has something to hide. Tough and caustic, but she's got a protective streak and a sharp mind.
Metascore:
89
User Score:
8.6
Atelier Sophie 2: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Dream 9.

Atelier Sophie 2: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Dream

Platform: Switch
February 25, 2022
A mysterious story of a mysterious dream... One of the stories experienced throughout the Alchemist Sophie’s many adventures, as she continued her travels after leaving her hometown of Kirchen Bell. This is Sophie’s adventure as she searches for her friend Plachta in the dream world Erde Wiege, where they become separated, and shows the bonds she forms with the people she meets and passing of hearts. ■Evolved turn-based battles & seamless transitions! In the 6 member party turn-based battles, the 3 members in the front and 3 in the back form 2 teams cooperating “multi-linked turn battles”, and transitions from exploration to battles without loading times in “seamless battles”, the entire game can be enjoyed at a great pace. ■2 types of panels for everyone to enjoy synthesis! This game uses panel synthesis, the synthesis system of the Mysterious series, where materials are placed in the panel slots to create new items in this puzzle-like feature. By placing the certain materials in the slots, various effects can be produced. There are 2 types of panels in this game that players can select from : a regular panel and a restricted panel that has a higher synthesis difficulty level. The board of the restricted panel is fairly complex, but when materials are placed just right, items with high effects can be synthesized, which can't be generated from the regular panel.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.6
The Stanley Parable: Ultra Deluxe 10.

The Stanley Parable: Ultra Deluxe

Platform: PC
April 27, 2022
The Stanley Parable: Ultra Deluxe is an expanded re-imagining of 2013's The Stanley Parable. You will play as Stanley, and you will not play as Stanley. You will make a choice, and you will become powerless. You are not here to win. The Stanley Parable is a game that plays you.
Metascore:
90
User Score:
8.5
The Stanley Parable: Ultra Deluxe 11.

The Stanley Parable: Ultra Deluxe

Platform: PlayStation 5
April 27, 2022
The Stanley Parable: Ultra Deluxe is an expanded re-imagining of 2013's The Stanley Parable. You will play as Stanley, and you will not play as Stanley. You will make a choice, and you will become powerless. You are not here to win. The Stanley Parable is a game that plays you.
Metascore:
91
User Score:
8.5
LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga 12.

LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga

Platform: Xbox Series X
April 5, 2022
LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga will feature hundreds of playable characters - the most ever for a LEGO Star Wars game - and ships, LEGO's signature sense of humour and fun, and new innovations, options, and gameplay features. Players can start the game at any point in the Star Wars timeline; fans can jump in with Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, begin the original trilogy with Star Wars: A New Hope, or launch right into Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga marks the return to the franchise that kicked off the LEGO video game series. The game will give fans an all-new LEGO Star Wars experience with complete freedom to explore the LEGO Star Wars galaxy. With the Skywalker saga coming to an end, LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga will bring to life all those Star Wars adventures remembered and undiscovered in an epic culmination of all nine saga films as fans celebrate the closing of this chapter in Star Wars.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.5
Syberia: The World Before 13.

Syberia: The World Before

Platform: PC
March 18, 2022
Embark on a journey across continents and through time, as you piece together the puzzle of a life.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.4
Atelier Sophie 2: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Dream 14.

Atelier Sophie 2: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Dream

Platform: PlayStation 4
February 25, 2022
A mysterious story of a mysterious dream... One of the stories experienced throughout the Alchemist Sophie’s many adventures, as she continued her travels after leaving her hometown of Kirchen Bell. This is Sophie’s adventure as she searches for her friend Plachta in the dream world Erde Wiege, where they become separated, and shows the bonds she forms with the people she meets and passing of hearts. ■Evolved turn-based battles & seamless transitions! In the 6 member party turn-based battles, the 3 members in the front and 3 in the back form 2 teams cooperating “multi-linked turn battles”, and transitions from exploration to battles without loading times in “seamless battles”, the entire game can be enjoyed at a great pace. ■2 types of panels for everyone to enjoy synthesis! This game uses panel synthesis, the synthesis system of the Mysterious series, where materials are placed in the panel slots to create new items in this puzzle-like feature. By placing the certain materials in the slots, various effects can be produced. There are 2 types of panels in this game that players can select from : a regular panel and a restricted panel that has a higher synthesis difficulty level. The board of the restricted panel is fairly complex, but when materials are placed just right, items with high effects can be synthesized, which can't be generated from the regular panel.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.4
The Stanley Parable: Ultra Deluxe 15.

The Stanley Parable: Ultra Deluxe

Platform: Switch
April 27, 2022
The Stanley Parable: Ultra Deluxe is an expanded re-imagining of 2013's The Stanley Parable. You will play as Stanley, and you will not play as Stanley. You will make a choice, and you will become powerless. You are not here to win. The Stanley Parable is a game that plays you.
Metascore:
87
User Score:
8.3
LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga 16.

LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga

Platform: PlayStation 5
April 5, 2022
LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga will feature hundreds of playable characters - the most ever for a LEGO Star Wars game - and ships, LEGO's signature sense of humour and fun, and new innovations, options, and gameplay features. Players can start the game at any point in the Star Wars timeline; fans can jump in with Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, begin the original trilogy with Star Wars: A New Hope, or launch right into Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga marks the return to the franchise that kicked off the LEGO video game series. The game will give fans an all-new LEGO Star Wars experience with complete freedom to explore the LEGO Star Wars galaxy. With the Skywalker saga coming to an end, LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga will bring to life all those Star Wars adventures remembered and undiscovered in an epic culmination of all nine saga films as fans celebrate the closing of this chapter in Star Wars.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.3
Rogue Legacy 2 17.

Rogue Legacy 2

Platform: PC
April 28, 2022
Rogue Legacy 2 is what you'd get if you mashed Rogue Legacy and a sequel together. Every time you die, your children will succeed you, and each child is unique. Your daughter might be a Colourblind Archer, and your son could be a Pacifistic Chef. Either way, one of them is getting conscripted.
Metascore:
88
User Score:
8.2
Death Stranding: Director's Cut 18.

Death Stranding: Director's Cut

Platform: PC
March 30, 2022
From legendary game creator Hideo Kojima comes a genre-defying experience, now expanded and remastered for the PS5 console in this definitive Director's Cut. Can you reunite the shattered world, one step at a time?
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.2
The Cruel King and the Great Hero 19.

The Cruel King and the Great Hero

Platform: Switch
March 15, 2022
The Wicked King and the Noble Hero is an RPG with a human child named Yuu and the dragon that acts as her foster parent. In the game, the world was ruled by the dragon overlord, and it was defeated by the hero. But instead of killing the dragon, the hero decided just to cut off its horns where his power came from, and the two became friends. One day, the hero returns to the dragon with his daughter named Yuu asking to look after her. The dragon telling to Yuu about her father's feat and then she decided to become a hero like her father.
Metascore:
73
User Score:
8.2
Triangle Strategy 20.

Triangle Strategy

Platform: Switch
March 4, 2022
Three nations battle for control of the dwindling resources of salt and iron. Command a group of warriors as Serenoa, heir of House Wolffort, in a tangled plot where your decisions make all the difference. Key choices you make will bolster one of three convictionsUtility, Morality, Libertywhich together make up Serenoa's world view and influence how the story will unfold. When faced with truly momentous decisions, multiple characters will weigh in by casting their votes on the Scales of Conviction. In these moments, the allies and decisions you make can determine the fate of whole nations and the continent of Norzelia itself. Control multi-tiered battlefields to strategically secure victory Finding the best location in turn-based battles can tip the tide of combat in your favor. Position units on higher ground to take control of the battlefield and gain the advantage with increased range. You can also flank enemies on both sides, then strike from behind for a powerful follow-up attack. Elemental chain reactions are also an important part of combat. For example, use fire to melt icy terrain, then use lightning to electrocute it. Push the enemy into the electrified water to see sparks fly!
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.2
Rogue Legacy 2 21.

Rogue Legacy 2

Platform: Xbox Series X
April 28, 2022
Rogue Legacy 2 is what you'd get if you mashed Rogue Legacy and a sequel together. Every time you die, your children will succeed you, and each child is unique. Your daughter might be a Colourblind Archer, and your son could be a Pacifistic Chef. Either way, one of them is getting conscripted.
Metascore:
89
User Score:
8.0
King Arthur: Knight's Tale 22.

King Arthur: Knight's Tale

Platform: PC
April 26, 2022
A unique hybrid between turn-based tactical games and traditional, character-centric RPGs. Knight's Tale is a modern retelling of a classic Arthurian mythology story filtered through the dark fantasy tropes, a twist on the traditional tales of chivalry.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
8.0
Teardown 23.

Teardown

Platform: PC
April 21, 2022
Prepare the perfect heist in this simulated and fully destructible voxel world. Tear down walls with vehicles or explosives to create shortcuts. Stack objects to reach higher. Use the environment to your advantage in the most creative way you can think of.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.0
Nobody Saves the World 24.

Nobody Saves the World

Platform: Switch
April 14, 2022
When the ancient Calamity re-awakens, who can save the world? Nobody! (That's you, you're Nobody.) Master the art of transformation to become a Slug, Ghost, Dragon, and more in this new take on Action RPGs from the creators of Guacamelee! Complete quests to discover and swap between 15+ varied and distinct Forms. Mix and match abilities in unexpected ways to unlock and complete even MORE challenging quests. Explore a vast overworld - on your own or with a friend online - while clearing shape-shifting dungeons in an effort to stop The Calamity and save the world!
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.0
Road 96 25.

Road 96

Platform: Xbox Series X
April 14, 2022
Summer 1996. Today is the day! You hit the road. Adventure. Freedom. Escape. Run. Flee the Regime. Try to survive. On this risky road trip to the border, you'll meet incredible characters, and discover their intertwined stories and secrets in an ever-evolving adventure. But every mile opens up a choice to make. Your decisions will change your adventure, change the people you meet, maybe even change the world. There are thousands of roads across the authoritarian nation of Petria. Which one will you take?
Metascore:
78
User Score:
8.0
Crystar 26.

Crystar

Platform: Switch
March 29, 2022
Crystar sets you in a grim world where lost souls dwell and your tears grant you power. Swap between a cast of unique playable characters and use their strengths to challenge deranged hordes of Specters and Revenants. Build up your Tear Gauge in battle and use it to summon mighty Guardians to stand alongside you. And when the Torments from defeated foes threaten to overwhelm you with despair, weep and grieve to achieve catharsis and draw strength from your woes to enhance your attacks and armor.
Metascore:
66
User Score:
8.0
Assassin's Creed Valhalla: Dawn of Ragnarok 27.

Assassin's Creed Valhalla: Dawn of Ragnarok

Platform: PC
March 10, 2022
In the most ambitious expansion in franchise history, Eivor must embrace their destiny as Odin, the Norse god of Battle and Wisdom. Unleash new divine powers as you embark on a desperate quest through a breathtaking world. Complete a legendary Viking saga and save your son in the face of the gods’ doom.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
8.0
Assassin's Creed Valhalla: Dawn of Ragnarok 28.

Assassin's Creed Valhalla: Dawn of Ragnarok

Platform: Xbox Series X
March 10, 2022
In the most ambitious expansion in franchise history, Eivor must embrace their destiny as Odin, the Norse god of Battle and Wisdom. Unleash new divine powers as you embark on a desperate quest through a breathtaking world. Complete a legendary Viking saga and save your son in the face of the gods’ doom.
Metascore:
74
User Score:
8.0
Tunic 29.

Tunic

Platform: Xbox Series X
March 16, 2022
TUNIC is an action adventure game about a tiny fox in a big world where you don't belong. Presented by Finji. Developed by Andrew Shouldice, TUNIC is a game shrouded in mystery and intrigue. Crafted to evoke feelings of classic action adventure games, TUNIC stars a heroic little fox as they explore a foreign land that hides danger around every corner. Discover unique items, new combat techniques, and arcane secrets as our hero forges their way through intriguing new world.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
7.9
Elden Ring 30.

Elden Ring

Platform: PlayStation 5
February 25, 2022
A New World Created By Hidetaka Miyazaki And George R. R. Martin. ELDEN RING, developed by FromSoftware, Inc. and BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc., is a fantasy action-RPG adventure set within a world created by Hidetaka Miyazaki creator of the influential DARK SOULS video game series; and George R.R. Martin author of The New York Times best-selling fantasy series, A Song of Ice and Fire. Danger and discovery lurk around every corner in FromSoftware's largest game to-date. Hidetaka Miyazaki, President and Game Director of FromSoftware Inc. Known for directing critically-acclaimed games in beloved franchises including Armored Core, Dark Souls, and Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice. George R.R. Martin is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of many novels, including the acclaimed series A Song of Ice and Fire - A Game of Thrones, A Clash of Kings, A Storm of Swords, A Feast For Crows, and A Dance with Dragons. As a writer-producer, he has worked on The Twilight Zone, Beauty and the Beast, and various feature films and pilots that were never made.
Metascore:
96
User Score:
7.9
Evil Dead: The Game 31.

Evil Dead: The Game

Platform: PlayStation 5
May 13, 2022
Step into the shoes of Ash Williams or his friends from the iconic Evil Dead franchise and work together in a game loaded with over-the-top co-op and PVP multiplayer action! Play as a team of four survivors, exploring, looting, crafting, managing your fear, and finding key items to seal the breach between worlds in a game inspired by all three original Evil Dead films as well as the Starz original Ash vs Evil Dead television series. ICONIC CHARACTERS Play as characters from throughout the Evil Dead universe, including Ash, Scotty, Lord Arthur, Kelly Maxwell, Pablo Simon Bolivar, and more, with new dialogue performed by Bruce Campbell and others! PLAY AS GOOD OR EVIL... Fight for the forces of good or take control of the powerful Kandarian Demon to hunt Ash and other players while possessing Deadites, the environment, and even the survivors themselves as you seek to swallow their souls! OVER THE TOP VISUALS Whether you're tearing a Deadite in two with Ash's famous chainsaw hand or flying through the map as the Kandarian Demon in spirit form, the game captures the look and feel of the Evil Dead franchise in all its glory, with realistic visuals and a physics-based gore system that brings the horror to life! THIS...IS MY BROOMSTICK! Brandish your short barrel shotgun, chainsaw, cleavers and more to do some delightfully gruesome violence against the armies of darkness. Evil Dead: The Game features multiplayer co-op and PvP for PC, Xbox One, Xbox X|S, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and Nintendo Switch.
Metascore:
74
User Score:
7.8
Arise: A Simple Story - Definitive Edition 32.

Arise: A Simple Story - Definitive Edition

Platform: Switch
April 28, 2022
Arise: A Simple Story is a critically acclaimed 3D time manipulation narrative adventure. Embark on a journey about happiness and hardship, joy and sorrow. A story that all of us will one day experience – the loss of our closest loved ones and how we remember them. Manipulate time, solve puzzles, and reshape surroundings as you push forward into the bittersweet recollections of a past life and see how one’s life can be shaped by the presence of a soulmate. Each level is a metaphorical representation of the stages of life and how our memories shape these recollections. The game also supports an easy to pick up couch co-op feature allowing you to play together with a loved one.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.8
Weird West 33.

Weird West

Platform: Xbox One
March 31, 2022
Survive and unveil the mysteries of the Weird West through the intertwined destinies of its unusual heroes in an immersive sim from the co-creators of Dishonored and Prey. Discover a dark fantasy reimagining of the Wild West where lawmen and gunslingers share the frontier with fantastical creatures. Journey through the origin stories of a group of atypical heroes, written into legend by the decisions you make in an unforgiving land. Each journey is unique and tailored to the actions taken - a series of high stakes stories where everything counts and the world reacts to the choices you make. Form a posse or venture forth alone into an otherworldly confines of the Weird West and make each legend your own.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.8
Lost Judgment: The Kaito Files 34.

Lost Judgment: The Kaito Files

Platform: PlayStation 5
March 28, 2022
Lost Judgment’s star investigator Takayuki Yagami’s brazen, catch-all sidekick and former Yakuza muscle Masaharu Kaito takes center stage in the DLC release of The Kaito Files. Taking place after the events of Lost Judgment, this story expansion has Kaito facing a bitter past he thought he’d left behind years ago. Yagami is out of town and Kaito is left to take on the remaining work at the Yagami Detective Agency. Everything changes when Kaito is offered a case with a lucrative reward: 20-million yen to find a CEO’s missing wife. Things take a twist when it’s revealed that the missing person in question is Kaito’s ex-lover, Mikiko. Left to put back together the pieces of his past and discover the fate of a woman presumed dead, Kaito won’t stop until he’s cracked the case for good.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
7.8
ANNO: Mutationem 35.

ANNO: Mutationem

Platform: PC
March 17, 2022
ANNO: Mutationem is an action-adventure game with RPG elements set in a cyberpunk world, featuring a unique mix of pixelated 2D & 3D graphic style with a rich, dark and bizarre plot.
Metascore:
71
User Score:
7.8
Evil Dead: The Game 36.

Evil Dead: The Game

Platform: Xbox Series X
May 13, 2022
Step into the shoes of Ash Williams or his friends from the iconic Evil Dead franchise and work together in a game loaded with over-the-top co-op and PVP multiplayer action! Play as a team of four survivors, exploring, looting, crafting, managing your fear, and finding key items to seal the breach between worlds in a game inspired by all three original Evil Dead films as well as the Starz original Ash vs Evil Dead television series. ICONIC CHARACTERS Play as characters from throughout the Evil Dead universe, including Ash, Scotty, Lord Arthur, Kelly Maxwell, Pablo Simon Bolivar, and more, with new dialogue performed by Bruce Campbell and others! PLAY AS GOOD OR EVIL... Fight for the forces of good or take control of the powerful Kandarian Demon to hunt Ash and other players while possessing Deadites, the environment, and even the survivors themselves as you seek to swallow their souls! OVER THE TOP VISUALS Whether you're tearing a Deadite in two with Ash's famous chainsaw hand or flying through the map as the Kandarian Demon in spirit form, the game captures the look and feel of the Evil Dead franchise in all its glory, with realistic visuals and a physics-based gore system that brings the horror to life! THIS...IS MY BROOMSTICK! Brandish your short barrel shotgun, chainsaw, cleavers and more to do some delightfully gruesome violence against the armies of darkness. Evil Dead: The Game features multiplayer co-op and PvP for PC, Xbox One, Xbox X|S, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and Nintendo Switch.
Metascore:
73
User Score:
7.7
We Were Here Forever 37.

We Were Here Forever

Platform: PC
May 10, 2022
You both awaken imprisoned inside the sinister Castle Rock - were you betrayed, or simply not that clever? Find out in the newest co-op puzzle adventure in the We Were Here Series! Do you and your partner have what it takes to face the dark forces of this realm or will you be trapped… forever?
Metascore:
77
User Score:
7.7
Neptunia x Senran Kagura: Ninja Wars 38.

Neptunia x Senran Kagura: Ninja Wars

Platform: Switch
April 19, 2022
Gamninjustri a place where all manner of ninjas gather. As the struggle for control increased between the Daimyos of the nations, tensions rose between the two great nations, each of which was home to one of the major schools of martial arts. The Compa Style which has mastered the Ninja Arts based on the Command Technique. The Honeypa Style which has mastered the Ninja Arts rooted in the Action Technique. The two camps were stuck in a ruthless competition of skill in order to achieve hegemony, but as they fought on, a mysterious army of mechanical ninjas made their assault. The mechanical ninja army overran the smaller nations in an instant, and the Steeme Legion leader, Yoh Gamer, made an announcement to the world: The Super NINJA War to decide the world's strongest school is about to begin! Key Features: When 2 Become 1 The two warring nations from the Neptunia and SENRAN KAGURA series have now joined forces in one action-packed RPG! Choose from 10 possible characters, including two new characters: Yuuki and Goh, and pick two characters to set forth on your adventure. Swiftly switch between your two chosen characters in battle! The Art of the Ninja Each character possess a unique set of skills, known as Ninja Art Skills. Chain your Ninja Art Skills to leave your enemies in the dust. Ninjas and shinobi are also equipped with projectiles that can inflict physical damage or temporary status ailments to slow down foes. Stay Stylin' with Spirit Gems Collect Spirit Gems for helpful stat boosts! Legend says arranging them in certain combinations can add even bigger boosts... Are You a True Ninja Warrior? The Peaches & Cream Meditation mini-game allows players to test their balance with the PS4 motion controller. Successfully filling the Peach Gauge gives extra stat boosts in battle! Plus, test your might with the post-game content, Yomi-Training! Expert ninjas and shinobi can play through 8 different trials, each set with difficult restrictions!
Metascore:
65
User Score:
7.7
Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate - Daemonhunters 39.

Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate - Daemonhunters

Platform: PC
May 5, 2022
Lead humanity's greatest weapon, the Grey Knights, in this fast-paced turn-based tactical RPG. Root out and purge a galaxy-spanning plague in a cinematic, story-driven campaign, using the tactics and talents of your own personalised squad of Daemonhunters. Forge Your Champions - Grey Knights are humanity's greatest weapon. A secretive yet supremely powerful chapter of Space Marines sworn to eradicate corruption, these legendary Daemonhunters are dedicated to combating the minions of Chaos. Lead your own personalised squad against a galaxy-wide plot to infect worlds with a cosmic plague, The Bloom. Plan Your Strategy Master a turn-based tactical game full of satisfyingly strategic action. Choose powerful classes, wield incredible weapons, use environments to your advantage, and target specific enemy weak points to hinder the advance of an ever-evolving and mutating threat. Enter the 41st Millennium Penned by acclaimed Black Library author Aaron Dembski-Bowden, immerse yourself in a compelling story set in the grimdark universe of Warhammer 40,000. Meet famous faces, engage iconic foes, and discover what it takes to lead a squad of elite warriors battling to prevent galaxy-wide destruction in the 41st millennium.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.6
Road 96 40.

Road 96

Platform: PlayStation 5
April 14, 2022
Summer 1996. Today is the day! You hit the road. Adventure. Freedom. Escape. Run. Flee the Regime. Try to survive. On this risky road trip to the border, you'll meet incredible characters, and discover their intertwined stories and secrets in an ever-evolving adventure. But every mile opens up a choice to make. Your decisions will change your adventure, change the people you meet, maybe even change the world. There are thousands of roads across the authoritarian nation of Petria. Which one will you take?
Metascore:
82
User Score:
7.6
Tunic 41.

Tunic

Platform: PC
March 16, 2022
Tunic is an isometric action adventure about a tiny fox in a big world. Embark on an adventuresome questabout set in that place just beyond the farthest you’ve ever been. Explore ancient ruins, fight monsters and uncover mysterious secrets. The world is big and scary — so be brave, little one.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
7.6
Guild Wars 2: End of Dragons 42.

Guild Wars 2: End of Dragons

Platform: PC
February 28, 2022
Guild Wars 2: End of Dragons is the third expansion for the award-winning and critically acclaimed MMORPG Guild Wars 2. The dragon cycle that has sustained and blighted Tyria for ages is collapsing. Mortal hearts and choices will define this moment in history—and echo in the future forever.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.6
Elden Ring 43.

Elden Ring

Platform: Xbox Series X
February 25, 2022
A New World Created By Hidetaka Miyazaki And George R. R. Martin. ELDEN RING, developed by FromSoftware, Inc. and BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc., is a fantasy action-RPG adventure set within a world created by Hidetaka Miyazaki creator of the influential DARK SOULS video game series; and George R.R. Martin author of The New York Times best-selling fantasy series, A Song of Ice and Fire. Danger and discovery lurk around every corner in FromSoftware's largest game to-date. Hidetaka Miyazaki, President and Game Director of FromSoftware Inc. Known for directing critically-acclaimed games in beloved franchises including Armored Core, Dark Souls, and Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice. George R.R. Martin is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of many novels, including the acclaimed series A Song of Ice and Fire - A Game of Thrones, A Clash of Kings, A Storm of Swords, A Feast For Crows, and A Dance with Dragons. As a writer-producer, he has worked on The Twilight Zone, Beauty and the Beast, and various feature films and pilots that were never made.
Metascore:
96
User Score:
7.6
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed 44.

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed

Platform: Switch
April 20, 2022
The Star Wars saga continues in Star Wars: The Force Unleashed. You are Darth Vader's Secret Apprentice! The Dark Lord of the Sith himself has trained you to use a lightsaber and unleash the power of the Force, but now your destiny is your own. Will you join Vader as the next great Sith, or will you choose to defend peace and justice as a noble Jedi Knight?
Metascore:
65
User Score:
7.5
LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga 45.

LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga

Platform: Switch
April 5, 2022
LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga will feature hundreds of playable characters - the most ever for a LEGO Star Wars game - and ships, LEGO's signature sense of humour and fun, and new innovations, options, and gameplay features. Players can start the game at any point in the Star Wars timeline; fans can jump in with Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, begin the original trilogy with Star Wars: A New Hope, or launch right into Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga marks the return to the franchise that kicked off the LEGO video game series. The game will give fans an all-new LEGO Star Wars experience with complete freedom to explore the LEGO Star Wars galaxy. With the Skywalker saga coming to an end, LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga will bring to life all those Star Wars adventures remembered and undiscovered in an epic culmination of all nine saga films as fans celebrate the closing of this chapter in Star Wars.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.5
LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga 46.

LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga

Platform: PC
April 5, 2022
LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga will feature hundreds of playable characters - the most ever for a LEGO Star Wars game - and ships, LEGO's signature sense of humour and fun, and new innovations, options, and gameplay features. Players can start the game at any point in the Star Wars timeline; fans can jump in with Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, begin the original trilogy with Star Wars: A New Hope, or launch right into Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga marks the return to the franchise that kicked off the LEGO video game series. The game will give fans an all-new LEGO Star Wars experience with complete freedom to explore the LEGO Star Wars galaxy. With the Skywalker saga coming to an end, LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga will bring to life all those Star Wars adventures remembered and undiscovered in an epic culmination of all nine saga films as fans celebrate the closing of this chapter in Star Wars.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
7.5
Moss: Book II 47.

Moss: Book II

Platform: PlayStation 4
March 31, 2022
As the next game in the franchise, Book II builds on the story you started with Quill in the original Moss. In this continuation of the journey, the stakes are higher than ever as Quill works to save the world of Moss and end the merciless rule of the Arcane. New allies, old friends, and the very world around you will offer help along the way, but in the end, it is you alone who can lift Quill up to save this world, and together, rise to legend. [Polyarc]
Metascore:
83
User Score:
7.5
Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin 48.

Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin

Platform: Xbox Series X
March 18, 2022
Players of the STRANGER OF PARADISE FINAL FANTASY ORIGIN TRIAL VERSION can explore this dark fantasy world as they battle an array of iconic monsters from the FINAL FANTASY series, using powerful spells and abilities from a sample of jobs including warrior, dragoon and black mage.
Metascore:
66
User Score:
7.5
THE HOUSE OF THE DEAD: Remake 49.

THE HOUSE OF THE DEAD: Remake

Platform: Switch
April 7, 2022
Nobody leaves here alive! The House of the Dead: Remake is a remade version of the game introduced in 1997 in arcade platform. A classic arcade rail-shooter receives a whole new entourage and gameplay changes to suit modern gaming standards. * Hordes of the undead monstrosities in a fast-paced rail-shooter. * True to the original gameplay. * Well know arcade classic with modern graphics and controls. * Multiple endings.
Metascore:
57
User Score:
7.4
ITORAH 50.

ITORAH

Platform: PC
March 21, 2022
Guide Itorah through a fantastic world inhabited by strange masked beings. Mankind has vanished and Itorah seems to be the last of her kind! To uncover her past she will have to pick up her loud-mouthed axe and fight her way through lush forests, dangerous temples, stormy cliffs and more hand-painted biomes. Their innocent quest for knowledge quickly turns into a mission to save this strange new world from its biggest threat: A mysterious plague that threatens to consume everything.
Metascore:
61
User Score:
7.4
WWE 2K22 51.

WWE 2K22

Platform: PlayStation 5
March 8, 2022
Get ripped out of the stands and hit with complete control of the WWE Universe. Hit with the biggest and most realistic-looking WWE Superstars and Legends: The Rock, Sasha Banks, Goldberg, Brock Lesnar & more. Relive pivotal moments in Rey Mysterio’s iconic career in 2K Showcase and 619 your way to superstardom. Booyaka! Call the shots as a WWE General Manager in MyGM - Take the reins of Raw, SmackDown, NXT or NXT UK and draft your ultimate roster then compete against rival GM’s to build the biggest brand in the WWE Universe. Take on not one, but two MyRISE adventures, featuring unique male & female storylines that let you choose your journey like never before. The Creation Suite is back & better than ever. Be yourself or someone else. Then step in the ring anytime, anywhere in the world. In a franchise-first, the all-new MyFACTION lets you build a faction that rivals the nWo, with weekly events and regular updates!
Metascore:
77
User Score:
7.4
Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising 52.

Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising

Platform: PlayStation 5
May 10, 2022
Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising combines a thrilling adventure through ancient ruins with the tale of one town’s rise from the ashes. Drawn by lenses and other treasure in the nearby Runebarrows, our heroes learn that the town is struggling to rebuild after an earthquake and decide to help. Along the way, they’ll resolve disputes between eager adventurers and wary locals who don’t think the Barrows should be disturbed. And they’ll learn more about each other’s reasons for seeking treasure, deepening their bonds in the process. As you will learn, these Runebarrows hide a great secret that has fateful implications for one of the characters. What begins as a simple treasure hunt turns into a dark conspiracy that will shake the world and plant seeds that carry over into the main story of Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes. The game will introduce a portion of Eiyuden Chronicle’s cast of characters in an original story with thrilling action and engaging town-upgrading elements.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
7.3
Weird West 53.

Weird West

Platform: PlayStation 4
March 31, 2022
Survive and unveil the mysteries of the Weird West through the intertwined destinies of its unusual heroes in an immersive sim from the co-creators of Dishonored and Prey. Discover a dark fantasy reimagining of the Wild West where lawmen and gunslingers share the frontier with fantastical creatures. Journey through the origin stories of a group of atypical heroes, written into legend by the decisions you make in an unforgiving land. Each journey is unique and tailored to the actions taken - a series of high stakes stories where everything counts and the world reacts to the choices you make. Form a posse or venture forth alone into an otherworldly confines of the Weird West and make each legend your own.
Metascore:
73
User Score:
7.3
NORCO 54.

NORCO

Platform: PC
March 24, 2022
NORCO is a Southern Gothic point & click narrative adventure that immerses the player in the sinking suburbs and verdant industrial swamps of a distorted South Louisiana. Your brother Blake has gone missing in the aftermath of your mother's death. In the hopes of finding him, you must follow a fugitive security android through the refineries, strip malls, and drainage ditches of suburban New Orleans.
Metascore:
88
User Score:
7.3
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe: Booster Course Pass - Wave 1 55.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe: Booster Course Pass - Wave 1

Platform: Switch
March 18, 2022
A total of 48 remastered courses from across the Mario Kart series have come to Mario Kart 8 Deluxe as paid downloadable content. Eight courses will be released at a time over six waves by the end of 2023, which can all be played locally or online. Courses such as Wii Coconut Mall, N64 Choco Mountain and Tour Tokyo Blur are included in the first wave.
Metascore:
70
User Score:
7.3
Distant Worlds 2 56.

Distant Worlds 2

Platform: PC
March 10, 2022
Distant Worlds, the critically acclaimed 4X space strategy game is back with a brand new 64-bit engine, 3D graphics and a polished interface to begin an epic new Distant Worlds series with Distant Worlds 2. Distant Worlds 2 is a vast, pausable real-time 4X space strategy game. Experience the full depth and detail of turn-based strategy, but with the simplicity and ease of real-time, and on the scale of a massively-multiplayer online game. Huge Galaxies with up to 2,000 star systems and tens of thousands of planets, moons and asteroids are yours to explore and exploit, whether peacefully through mining and diplomacy or by conquest! The complex process of generating a galaxy ensures that every new game will be different and the many galaxy setup options ensure incredible replayability as well as the ability to have your game be just the way you like it.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
7.3
ELEX II 57.

ELEX II

Platform: PC
March 1, 2022
ELEX II is the sequel to ELEX, the vintage open-world role-playing experience from the award-winning creators of the Gothic and Risen series, Piranha Bytes. ELEX II returns to the post-apocalyptic Science Fantasy world of Magalan with massive environments that can be explored with unrivaled freedom via jetpack, you will be able to move through the epic story any way you want. Several years after Jax defeated the Hybrid, a new threat arrives from the sky, unleashing the dangerous powers of dark Elex and endangering all life on the planet. In order to defend the peace on Magalan and the safety of his own family, Jax has to go on a mission to convince the factions to unite against the invaders. Dive into a huge, hand-crafted, completely unique world with multiple factions and diverse environments set in a post-apocalyptic science fantasy universe.
Metascore:
65
User Score:
7.3
Chernobylite 58.

Chernobylite

Platform: PlayStation 5
April 21, 2022
Chernobylite is a new game from the creators of the critically-acclaimed Get Even. It's a science-fiction survival horror experience, mixing the free exploration of its disturbing world with challenging combat, unique crafting, and non-linear storytelling. Play as a physicist, one of the Chernobyl Power Plant's ex-employees, and investigate the mysterious disappearance of your beloved. Try to survive and reveal the contamination zone's twisted secrets. Remember, the military presence is not your only concern. Get ready for a thrilling adventure of survival, conspiracy, horror, love, and obsession. One that will prove to you that it's not about how you face your fears, it's about how you survive them. SURVIVE Ally or compete with other stalkers of the Chernobyl zone to survive. Remember that life is fragile, and it's your decisions that determine the fate of your companions. You can spend as long as you need preparing, however, be aware that your story is still being written. Every passing moment, your chances of success are dwindling: comrades are dying, supplies are running out, or an unexpected patrol could discover you. And on top of all this, supernatural dangers are arising around you in mysterious patterns. Each day brings new challenges with the ever-increasing severity of your current situation. Plan your strategy carefully if you want to survive. PLAY BY YOUR OWN RULES Craft your gear and weapons to protect yourself from the hostile military personnel and supernatural threats lurking in the zone. Make use of the sophisticated tools at your disposal to aid you in your struggle while navigating the rough and contaminated environment. Stay undetected and gather all the evidence you can to piece together events from the past. Decide what happens in the world around you by making choices and finding, or avoiding, the truth. EXPERIENCE Maintain your resolve and keep your wits about you the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant is not what it once was. No one can foresee the horrors that may have befallen your beloved. CHERNOBYLITE MAIN FEATURES: * Explore the beautiful and horrifyingly accurate 3D-scanned recreation of the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone. * Collaborate or compete with other stalkers of the Zone, but whatever you do, never fully trust them. Remember everybody has a hidden agenda. Always. * Face and survive the natural and supernatural threats. * Immerse yourself in the thrilling non-linear science-fiction horror story. * Make good use of your character's physics and chemistry knowledge to craft your equipment and manage your supplies. * Fight against the savage creatures pouring from the alternate reality. * Investigate and collect data with a set of sophisticated environment and substance analyzing tools.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
7.2
FAR: Changing Tides 59.

FAR: Changing Tides

Platform: PC
March 1, 2022
Set sail and discover the wonders of a flooded world rife with mystery. Dive into unknown depths on the hunt for fuel and salvage, devise innovative solutions to overcome intricate obstacles, and unearth forgotten relics lost to time.
Metascore:
73
User Score:
7.2
FAR: Changing Tides 60.

FAR: Changing Tides

Platform: PlayStation 5
March 1, 2022
Set sail and discover the wonders of a flooded world rife with mystery. Dive into unknown depths on the hunt for fuel and salvage, devise innovative solutions to overcome intricate obstacles, and unearth forgotten relics lost to time.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.2
DOLMEN 61.

DOLMEN

Platform: PlayStation 5
May 20, 2022
Cosmic Horror and Sci-Fi are two ways to talk about Dolmen. It is a third person action game with RPG elements but with a lovecraftian plot that calls players to find what's behind the darkest secret of the universe! A forgotten planet called Revion Prime will be the place where the action takes part. And it won't be easy: Adaptation and exploration will be your main weapons as you craft new items and equipments from your enemies' carcasses! Every step can be your last one! Use your experience points to improve yourself and face what no human has ever faced. After all, quoting David Hume: "The life of man is of no greater importance to the universe than that of an oyster." Maybe he was right Or not.
Metascore:
62
User Score:
7.1
Weird West 62.

Weird West

Platform: PC
March 31, 2022
Survive and unveil the mysteries of the Weird West through the intertwined destinies of its unusual heroes in an immersive sim from the co-creators of Dishonored and Prey. Discover a dark fantasy reimagining of the Wild West where lawmen and gunslingers share the frontier with fantastical creatures. Journey through the origin stories of a group of atypical heroes, written into legend by the decisions you make in an unforgiving land. Each journey is unique and tailored to the actions taken - a series of high stakes stories where everything counts and the world reacts to the choices you make. Form a posse or venture forth alone into an otherworldly confines of the Weird West and make each legend your own.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
7.1
ELEX II 63.

ELEX II

Platform: Xbox Series X
March 1, 2022
ELEX II is the sequel to ELEX, the vintage open-world role-playing experience from the award-winning creators of the Gothic and Risen series, Piranha Bytes. ELEX II returns to the post-apocalyptic Science Fantasy world of Magalan with massive environments that can be explored with unrivaled freedom via jetpack, you will be able to move through the epic story any way you want. Several years after Jax defeated the Hybrid, a new threat arrives from the sky, unleashing the dangerous powers of dark Elex and endangering all life on the planet. In order to defend the peace on Magalan and the safety of his own family, Jax has to go on a mission to convince the factions to unite against the invaders. Dive into a huge, hand-crafted, completely unique world with multiple factions and diverse environments set in a post-apocalyptic science fantasy universe.
Metascore:
67
User Score:
7.1
Slipstream 64.

Slipstream

Platform: Switch
April 7, 2022
It's 199X, you're in the driver seat. As you turn the key and hear the engine starting, a cassette plays on the stereo. The clear blue sky invites you to escape, to explore a world of exotic landscapes and thrilling races. Step on the gas, choose your path, drive across cities, mountains, deserts, forests, beaches — places from all over the world and beyond. Slipstream is a racing game influenced and inspired by the OutRun series, SEGA games in general, Initial D, Vaporwave & Synthwave aesthetics and the spirit of 90s arcades. It uses a real pseudo3D engine to provide an authentic retro experience in a modern shell. After being funded via kickstarter in 2016 and delayed more times than the developer would like to admit, it was released independently for PC in 2018.
Metascore:
70
User Score:
7.0
Nightmare Reaper 65.

Nightmare Reaper

Platform: PC
March 28, 2022
Explore the cursed depths of a nightmare while finding powerful weapons and improving your abilities in this retro first person shooter that breaches the wall between the classics and modern sensibilities.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
7.0
FAR: Changing Tides 66.

FAR: Changing Tides

Platform: Xbox Series X
March 1, 2022
Set sail and discover the wonders of a flooded world rife with mystery. Dive into unknown depths on the hunt for fuel and salvage, devise innovative solutions to overcome intricate obstacles, and unearth forgotten relics lost to time.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.0
Trek to Yomi 67.

Trek to Yomi

Platform: PlayStation 5
May 5, 2022
Trek to Yomi is an ultra-stylised cinematic action-adventure that follows an enthralling story of Hiroki during his fall against the forces of evil. Experience his heroic return to make good on his failed promise to save the people he swore to protect. As a vow to his dying Master, the young swordsman Hiroki is sworn to protect his town and the people he loves against all threats. Faced with tragedy and bound to duty, the lone samurai must voyage beyond life and death to confront himself and decide his path forward.
Metascore:
69
User Score:
6.9
ANNO: Mutationem 68.

ANNO: Mutationem

Platform: PlayStation 5
March 17, 2022
Welcome to the neon-covered, 2D-meets-3D Cyberpunk world of ANNO: Mutationem. In this Action-Adventure game with RPG elements, you become Ann: a highly-skilled combat-trained lone wolf on a personal mission in a giant Metropolis, full of sinister mega-corporations, mysterious fringe groups and creatures more bizarre than words can express. Where 2D meets 3D Unique 2D-to-3D gameplay, seamless switching between 2D Action n' Platforming and 3D Exploration to interact with the world and its inhabitants. Ann kicks Ass Exploring diverse locations such as huge cities & complex underground structures, players are free to go as they please, returning to previous areas and unlock new events. Explore, Discover & Return Exploring diverse locations such as huge cities & complex underground structures, players are free to go as they please, returning to previous areas and unlock new events. A dark, twisted plot A grand story befitting a rich and dark cyberpunk décor, featuring our main hero Ann and her trusty hacker side-kick Ayane. Craft, Upgrade, Improve, Customize Collect, buy or craft items & upgrade Ann's stats, skills and gear. Use chips to modify any kind of weapon you find.
Metascore:
71
User Score:
6.9
Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising 69.

Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising

Platform: PC
May 10, 2022
Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising combines a thrilling adventure through ancient ruins with the tale of one town’s rise from the ashes. Drawn by lenses and other treasure in the nearby Runebarrows, our heroes learn that the town is struggling to rebuild after an earthquake and decide to help. Along the way, they’ll resolve disputes between eager adventurers and wary locals who don’t think the Barrows should be disturbed. And they’ll learn more about each other’s reasons for seeking treasure, deepening their bonds in the process. As you will learn, these Runebarrows hide a great secret that has fateful implications for one of the characters. What begins as a simple treasure hunt turns into a dark conspiracy that will shake the world and plant seeds that carry over into the main story of Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes. The game will introduce a portion of Eiyuden Chronicle’s cast of characters in an original story with thrilling action and engaging town-upgrading elements.
Metascore:
71
User Score:
6.8
Forgive me Father 70.

Forgive me Father

Platform: PC
April 7, 2022
As the only one left with full senses, you embark on a journey in search of answers and relief in this FPS game that is created in a distinctive retro horror comic book style and feels as if it came straight out of Lovecraft's books. Be aware of your madness level which dynamically changes during gameplay and gives you additional power. Choose your active skills depending on your play style and use them to fight against the eternal evil. Explore this Lovecraft-inspired world that is full of hidden and hard to reach areas, and uncover the entire story to solve the mystery of this crazy place.
Metascore:
73
User Score:
6.8
Rune Factory 5 71.

Rune Factory 5

Platform: Switch
March 22, 2022
A new stage, a new adventure... The curtain rises on the next chapter in the Rune Factory series. Set off on a grand adventure in a fantasy world with the latest entry in the Rune Factory simulation RPG series. After losing their memory, the hero lands in a small town blessed by nature. There, they are recruited into a band of peacekeeping rangers, and their new life begins. In addition to their normal duties, the hero can farm the land, cast a line into the nearby river, and so much more! Team up with townsfolk to battle monsters and unleash powerful combination attacksjust one of the features new to the series. The stage is set, and the curtain rises on an exciting new adventure in Rune Factory 5! Features: * Tame monsters or team up with townsfolk to explore a massive world * Defend the frontier and support your community as a member of a peacekeeping ranger * Unleash uniquely powerful combo attacks with your teammates * Cultivate crops in the fields * Find friendship, love, and family with a colorful cast of characters
Metascore:
68
User Score:
6.8
The Cruel King and the Great Hero 72.

The Cruel King and the Great Hero

Platform: PlayStation 4
March 15, 2022
The Wicked King and the Noble Hero is an RPG with a human child named Yuu and the dragon that acts as her foster parent. In the game, the world was ruled by the dragon overlord, and it was defeated by the hero. But instead of killing the dragon, the hero decided just to cut off its horns where his power came from, and the two became friends. One day, the hero returns to the dragon with his daughter named Yuu asking to look after her. The dragon telling to Yuu about her father's feat and then she decided to become a hero like her father.
Metascore:
66
User Score:
6.8
Ghostrunner: Project_Hel 73.

Ghostrunner: Project_Hel

Platform: PC
March 3, 2022
Take control of Hel, one of the original games’ bosses, as she descends Dharma Tower on a bloody quest of her own. Designed to appeal to new players and veterans, she’s more combat-oriented and can survive an additional attack compared to the Ghostrunner. Run on walls, soar through neon cityscapes, and slice through six levels while mastering Hel’s powers through her own ability progression system. Battle new enemies and bosses to the beat of six fresh tracks courtesy of electronic musician Daniel Deluxe.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
6.8
Elden Ring 74.

Elden Ring

Platform: PC
February 25, 2022
A New World Created By Hidetaka Miyazaki And George R. R. Martin. ELDEN RING, developed by FromSoftware, Inc. and BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc., is a fantasy action-RPG adventure set within a world created by Hidetaka Miyazaki creator of the influential DARK SOULS video game series; and George R.R. Martin author of The New York Times best-selling fantasy series, A Song of Ice and Fire. Danger and discovery lurk around every corner in FromSoftware's largest game to-date. Hidetaka Miyazaki, President and Game Director of FromSoftware Inc. Known for directing critically-acclaimed games in beloved franchises including Armored Core, Dark Souls, and Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice. George R.R. Martin is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of many novels, including the acclaimed series A Song of Ice and Fire - A Game of Thrones, A Clash of Kings, A Storm of Swords, A Feast For Crows, and A Dance with Dragons. As a writer-producer, he has worked on The Twilight Zone, Beauty and the Beast, and various feature films and pilots that were never made.
Metascore:
94
User Score:
6.8
The Ascent 75.

The Ascent

Platform: PlayStation 5
March 24, 2022
You belong to the corporation. Can you survive without it? The Ascent is a solo and co-op action RPG set in a cyberpunk world. The mega corporation that owns you and everyone, The Ascent Group, has just collapsed. Confusion and chaos ensue, security and order are in disarray, and without protection, everyone is left to fend for themselves. Stop gangs and hostile corporations from taking over and discover what really happened.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
6.7
GRID Legends 76.

GRID Legends

Platform: PlayStation 5
February 25, 2022
Grid Legends combines thrilling motorsport action, incredible race variety, and an immersive story that puts the player at the heart of the action. Blending brand new features with a quarter-century legacy of fantastic racing experiences, today’s official reveal trailer kicks off a new chapter for a legendary racing series.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
6.7
Persona 4 Arena Ultimax 77.

Persona 4 Arena Ultimax

Platform: PlayStation 4
March 17, 2022
In P4AU, the characters from Persona 4 and Persona 3 once again find themselves teaming up to face off in the P-1 Climax, a series of battles which must be won before the world ends. The original cast of characters from Persona 3 and 4 are back to discover the mastermind behind the whole tournament, while a few new faces join the fight, including Junpei Iori, Yukari Takeba, Rise Kujikawa, and more. But standing in their way is the dual katana-wielding Sho Minazuki, a huge threat to everyone involved in the P-1 Climax. Worse yet, there's a Sho lookalike who can wield a Persona...
Metascore:
80
User Score:
6.6
Coromon 78.

Coromon

Platform: PC
March 31, 2022
Coromon is a modern monster taming game with retro pixelart. Coromon brings an immersive storyline, strategic turn-based combat and challenging puzzles to a classic genre. Use powerful moves to take down your opponent's Squad. Use your skills to poison, stun or damage your opponent with an arsenal of available skills. In the region of Velua where Humans and Coromon live in harmony, a shady organization is on the verge of releasing a dark power upon the world. Will they succeed in their evil plans, or can they still be stopped? Step into the role of a young hero joining the technologically advanced organisation of Lux Solis. Gather your favorite Coromon to create a powerful squad. Together with your Coromon, you'll have to train, fight and puzzle your way through an adventure-filled world!
Metascore:
74
User Score:
6.5
Tiny Tina's Wonderlands 79.

Tiny Tina's Wonderlands

Platform: Xbox Series X
March 25, 2022
Embark on an epic adventure full of whimsy, wonder, and high-powered weaponry! Bullets, magic, and broadswords collide across this chaotic fantasy world brought to life by the unpredictable Tiny Tina, who makes the rules, changes the world on the fly, and guides players on their journey. Customize your own multiclass hero and loot, shoot, slash, and cast your way through outlandish monsters and treasure-filled dungeons on a quest to stop the tyrannical Dragon Lord. Everyone's welcome, so join the party, throw on your adventuring boots, and be Chaotic Great!
Metascore:
77
User Score:
6.5
Assassin's Creed Valhalla: Dawn of Ragnarok 80.

Assassin's Creed Valhalla: Dawn of Ragnarok

Platform: PlayStation 5
March 10, 2022
In the most ambitious expansion in franchise history, Eivor must embrace their destiny as Odin, the Norse god of Battle and Wisdom. Unleash new divine powers as you embark on a desperate quest through a breathtaking world. Complete a legendary Viking saga and save your son in the face of the gods’ doom.
Metascore:
71
User Score:
6.5
WWE 2K22 81.

WWE 2K22

Platform: Xbox Series X
March 8, 2022
Get ripped out of the stands and hit with complete control of the WWE Universe. Hitting this hard has never been so easy. Everything from the controls to the graphics have been redesigned, and feels as real as being ringside at WrestleMania. Hit with the biggest and best-looking Superstars and Legends: The Rock, Sasha Banks, Ric Flair, Alexa Bliss & more.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
6.5
Trek to Yomi 82.

Trek to Yomi

Platform: Xbox Series X
May 5, 2022
Trek to Yomi is an ultra-stylised cinematic action-adventure that follows an enthralling story of Hiroki during his fall against the forces of evil. Experience his heroic return to make good on his failed promise to save the people he swore to protect. As a vow to his dying Master, the young swordsman Hiroki is sworn to protect his town and the people he loves against all threats. Faced with tragedy and bound to duty, the lone samurai must voyage beyond life and death to confront himself and decide his path forward.
Metascore:
72
User Score:
6.4
Crusader Kings III: Console Edition 83.

Crusader Kings III: Console Edition

Platform: PlayStation 5
March 29, 2022
Paradox Development Studio brings you the sequel to one of the most popular strategy games ever made. Crusader Kings III is the heir to a long legacy of historical grand strategy experiences and arrives with a host of new ways to ensure the success of your royal house.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
6.4
Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin 84.

Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin

Platform: PlayStation 5
March 15, 2022
Players of the STRANGER OF PARADISE FINAL FANTASY ORIGIN TRIAL VERSION can explore this dark fantasy world as they battle an array of iconic monsters from the FINAL FANTASY series, using powerful spells and abilities from a sample of jobs including warrior, dragoon and black mage.
Metascore:
72
User Score:
6.4
Trek to Yomi 85.

Trek to Yomi

Platform: PC
May 5, 2022
As a vow to his dying Master, the young swordsman Hiroki is sworn to protect his town and the people he loves against all threats. Faced with tragedy and bound to duty, the lone samurai must voyage beyond life and death to confront himself and decide his path forward.
Metascore:
71
User Score:
6.3
GRID Legends 86.

GRID Legends

Platform: Xbox Series X
February 25, 2022
GRID Legends is for the racing thrill-seekers, delivering thrilling wheel-to-wheel motorsport and edge of your seat action around the globe. Create your dream motorsport events, hop into live multiplayer races, be part of the drama in an immersive virtual production story, and embrace the sensation of spectacular action racing. Jostle for position. Drive legendary cars to their limits. Feel the rush of incredible speed. Push your Nemesis on the track. Defeat your friends again and again... and don't let them ever forget it! Play together with up to 21 friends in the most social and connected GRID ever, including cross-platform play, and cause havoc on the track. Make racing memories with a stunning variety of cars, new city locations such as London and Moscow, exciting event types, and create on-track enemies. Use the Race Creator to design adrenaline-fueled races to tear up with your friends, with event types like Elimination, electrifying Boost races, and the return of Drift. Want to race hypercars against huge trucks? Go for it! Be part of the spectacle of motorsport with our dramatic virtual production story Driven to Glory, or dive into our largest ever Career, featuring hundreds of exhilarating events.
Metascore:
73
User Score:
6.3
Shadow Warrior 3 87.

Shadow Warrior 3

Platform: PC
March 1, 2022
Shadow Warrior 3 launches the offbeat first-person shooter series to the next level with a seamless blend of fast-paced gunplay, razor-sharp melee combat, and a spectacular free-running movement system. Fallen corporate shogun Lo Wang and his former employer turned nemesis turned sidekick Orochi Zilla embark on an improbable mission to recapture an ancient dragon they unwillingly unleashed from its eternal prison. Armed with a punishing mix of blades and bullets, Lo Wang must traverse uncharted parts of the world to track down the dark beast and push the apocalypse back yet again. All it will take is the mask of a dead god, a dragon's egg, a touch of magic, and enough firepower to hold off the impending cataclysm. Bring a Katana to a Gunfight. Conduct a symphony of death with each encounter by mixing overwhelming firepower with devastatingly precise katana strikes as you dash in and around the demonic hordes. Fancy Footwork Flow between nimble movement techniques including air dashes, wall running, double jumps, and the fancy new grappling hook busts your combat and movement options wide open in every battle. Execute Then Annihilate Execute spectacular finishing moves to claim a piece of your conquered foe and unleash its powers back on the horde in a burst of unstoppable fury and powerful magic. Dynamic Combat Arenas Each environment is lined with hazardous structures and devices that can be activated to add another layer of creative choice to the offensive strategy. Neo Feudal Japan Trek across a mythic Asian land infused with the magic and technology of ancient samurai, now overrun by the demonic yokai from Japanese folklore. Funny Business Brace for expertly delivered one-liners from Lo Wang, pointed banter with Zilla, and an intense thrill ride of absurd predicaments on the way to turning doomsday into a new day.
Metascore:
71
User Score:
6.2
Evil Dead: The Game 88.

Evil Dead: The Game

Platform: PC
May 13, 2022
Step into the shoes of Ash Williams or his friends from the iconic Evil Dead franchise and work together in a game loaded with over-the-top co-op and PVP multiplayer action! Play as a team of four survivors, exploring, looting, crafting, managing your fear, and finding key items to seal the breach between worlds in a game inspired by all three original Evil Dead films as well as the Starz original Ash vs Evil Dead television series. ICONIC CHARACTERS Play as characters from throughout the Evil Dead universe, including Ash, Scotty, Lord Arthur, Kelly Maxwell, Pablo Simon Bolivar, and more, with new dialogue performed by Bruce Campbell and others! PLAY AS GOOD OR EVIL... Fight for the forces of good or take control of the powerful Kandarian Demon to hunt Ash and other players while possessing Deadites, the environment, and even the survivors themselves as you seek to swallow their souls! OVER THE TOP VISUALS Whether you're tearing a Deadite in two with Ash's famous chainsaw hand or flying through the map as the Kandarian Demon in spirit form, the game captures the look and feel of the Evil Dead franchise in all its glory, with realistic visuals and a physics-based gore system that brings the horror to life! THIS...IS MY BROOMSTICK! Brandish your short barrel shotgun, chainsaw, cleavers and more to do some delightfully gruesome violence against the armies of darkness. Evil Dead: The Game features multiplayer co-op and PvP for PC, Xbox One, Xbox X|S, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and Nintendo Switch.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
6.1
Shredders 89.

Shredders

Platform: Xbox Series X
March 17, 2022
Break into the snowboarding event of the year in the hope of scoring a wildcard entry to an exclusive invitational. To prove you’re up to the challenge, master the art of park riding, buttering, rails and massive kickers and earn your place in the world of snowboarding.
Metascore:
66
User Score:
6.1
GRID Legends 90.

GRID Legends

Platform: PC
February 25, 2022
GRID Legends is for the racing thrill-seekers, delivering thrilling wheel-to-wheel motorsport and edge of your seat action around the globe. Create your dream motorsport events, hop into live multiplayer races, be part of the drama in an immersive virtual production story, and embrace the sensation of spectacular action racing. Jostle for position. Drive legendary cars to their limits. Feel the rush of incredible speed. Push your Nemesis on the track. Defeat your friends again and again... and don't let them ever forget it! Play together with up to 21 friends in the most social and connected GRID ever, including cross-platform play, and cause havoc on the track. Make racing memories with a stunning variety of cars, new city locations such as London and Moscow, exciting event types, and create on-track enemies. Use the Race Creator to design adrenaline-fueled races to tear up with your friends, with event types like Elimination, electrifying Boost races, and the return of Drift. Want to race hypercars against huge trucks? Go for it! Be part of the spectacle of motorsport with our dramatic virtual production story Driven to Glory, or dive into our largest ever Career, featuring hundreds of exhilarating events.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
6.1
Citizen Sleeper 91.

Citizen Sleeper

Platform: PC
May 5, 2022
Live the life of an escaped worker, washed-up on a lawless station at the edge of an interstellar society. Inspired by the flexibility and freedom of Tabletop RPGs, explore the station, choose your friends, escape your past and change your future. LIFE ON ERLIN'S EYE An abandoned station on the edge of a system in crisis. Run down, chaotic, unruly, and alive—it was founded by idealists in the shadow of a corporate collapse. Now it is held together by anarchic alliances, ramshackle factions and a shared desire to be free from the gravity of corporate control. DO THE WORK. GET PAID. SURVIVE. Every cycle you get up and choose what to do with your time. Toil in the yards, or take a bar shift. Search the markets for rare components or grab some street food. Make or break alliances, uncover truths and escape those that hunt you. Learn to survive and ultimately thrive, one cycle at a time. TURN UP FOR YOUR FRIENDS The station plays host to characters from all walks of life, trying to eke out an existence among the stars. Salvagers, engineers, hackers, bartenders, street-food vendors, each has a history which brought them here. You choose which of them you wish to help, and together you will shape your future. ACCESS THEIR SECRETS Hack into the station’s cloud to access decades of digital data, uncover new areas and unlock secrets. This is your unique power, and with it you can change your future. Corporate secrets, rogue AIs and troves of lost data await those willing to dive into the depths of the station’s networks. YOU WERE MADE TO DIE Essen-Arp: to them you are just property, one more asset in a portfolio that stretches across the stars. You are the product of an abusive system, in a universe where humanity’s expansion is marked by exploitation and extraction. Escape the makers of your decaying body, and chart your own path in a richly imagined, deeply relevant sci-fi world which explores ideas of precarity, personhood and freedom.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
6.0
Persona 4 Arena Ultimax 92.

Persona 4 Arena Ultimax

Platform: Switch
March 17, 2022
In P4AU, the characters from Persona 4 and Persona 3 once again find themselves teaming up to face off in the P-1 Climax, a series of battles which must be won before the world ends. The original cast of characters from Persona 3 and 4 are back to discover the mastermind behind the whole tournament, while a few new faces join the fight, including Junpei Iori, Yukari Takeba, Rise Kujikawa, and more. But standing in their way is the dual katana-wielding Sho Minazuki, a huge threat to everyone involved in the P-1 Climax. Worse yet, there's a Sho lookalike who can wield a Persona...
Metascore:
81
User Score:
6.0
Shadow Warrior 3 93.

Shadow Warrior 3

Platform: Xbox Series X
March 1, 2022
Shadow Warrior 3 launches the offbeat first-person shooter series to the next level with a seamless blend of fast-paced gunplay, razor-sharp melee combat, and a spectacular free-running movement system. Fallen corporate shogun Lo Wang and his former employer turned nemesis turned sidekick Orochi Zilla embark on an improbable mission to recapture an ancient dragon they unwillingly unleashed from its eternal prison. Armed with a punishing mix of blades and bullets, Lo Wang must traverse uncharted parts of the world to track down the dark beast and push the apocalypse back yet again. All it will take is the mask of a dead god, a dragon's egg, a touch of magic, and enough firepower to hold off the impending cataclysm. Bring a Katana to a Gunfight. Conduct a symphony of death with each encounter by mixing overwhelming firepower with devastatingly precise katana strikes as you dash in and around the demonic hordes. Fancy Footwork Flow between nimble movement techniques including air dashes, wall running, double jumps, and the fancy new grappling hook busts your combat and movement options wide open in every battle. Execute Then Annihilate Execute spectacular finishing moves to claim a piece of your conquered foe and unleash its powers back on the horde in a burst of unstoppable fury and powerful magic. Dynamic Combat Arenas Each environment is lined with hazardous structures and devices that can be activated to add another layer of creative choice to the offensive strategy. Neo Feudal Japan Trek across a mythic Asian land infused with the magic and technology of ancient samurai, now overrun by the demonic yokai from Japanese folklore. Funny Business Brace for expertly delivered one-liners from Lo Wang, pointed banter with Zilla, and an intense thrill ride of absurd predicaments on the way to turning doomsday into a new day.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
6.0
Nintendo Switch Sports 94.

Nintendo Switch Sports

Platform: Switch
April 29, 2022
Swing, kick, spike, and bowl your way to victory in a sports collection that will get the whole family moving. Get moving* with Soccer, Volleyball, Bowling, Tennis, Badminton, and Chambara (Swordplay) using Joy-Con™ controllers! Controls are intuitive, so you can hit the court (or lanes, or field, or arena) and get started. With controlled motions you can curve your bowling ball, add spin to a tennis shot, or even use a Joy-Con with the Leg Strap accessory to kick the ball in a Soccer Shootout. Family and friends can join in on the fun on the same system** or online***. Plus a seventh sport is planned to be added via a free update this fall; get ready to Golf!**** Play online and face opponents near and far to earn in-game rewards or aim for the Pro League Face off against opponents worldwide and strive to reach the Pro League in every sport. As you play online*** in random matchmaking, redeem points you earn for in-game rewards like outfits, sports accessories, gear, and much more for your avatar. The selection of items will rotate each week, so check back and see what’s in stock! Play with friends and family in the same room or across the world Bowl, spike, and duel with friends in all 6 sports! Pass a Joy-Con controller to a friend** for some 1v1, 2v2, or a free-for-all that will get everyone moving. In Bowling, all players can bowl simultaneously—no waiting for your turn. Play each game online***, or team up with a friend on the same system to take on opponents near and far in team sports like Volleyball and Tennis.
Metascore:
72
User Score:
5.9
MotoGP 22 95.

MotoGP 22

Platform: PlayStation 5
April 21, 2022
All the heroes of the 2022 season and more than 70 historical riders to enjoy the most complete racing experience!
Metascore:
77
User Score:
5.9
Tiny Tina's Wonderlands 96.

Tiny Tina's Wonderlands

Platform: PlayStation 5
March 25, 2022
Embark on an epic adventure full of whimsy, wonder, and high-powered weaponry! Bullets, magic, and broadswords collide across this chaotic fantasy world brought to life by the unpredictable Tiny Tina, who makes the rules, changes the world on the fly, and guides players on their journey. Customize your own multiclass hero and loot, shoot, slash, and cast your way through outlandish monsters and treasure-filled dungeons on a quest to stop the tyrannical Dragon Lord. Everyone's welcome, so join the party, throw on your adventuring boots, and be Chaotic Great!
Metascore:
76
User Score:
5.9
Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising 97.

Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising

Platform: Switch
May 10, 2022
Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising combines a thrilling adventure through ancient ruins with the tale of one town’s rise from the ashes. Drawn by lenses and other treasure in the nearby Runebarrows, our heroes learn that the town is struggling to rebuild after an earthquake and decide to help. Along the way, they’ll resolve disputes between eager adventurers and wary locals who don’t think the Barrows should be disturbed. And they’ll learn more about each other’s reasons for seeking treasure, deepening their bonds in the process. As you will learn, these Runebarrows hide a great secret that has fateful implications for one of the characters. What begins as a simple treasure hunt turns into a dark conspiracy that will shake the world and plant seeds that carry over into the main story of Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes. The game will introduce a portion of Eiyuden Chronicle’s cast of characters in an original story with thrilling action and engaging town-upgrading elements.
Metascore:
64
User Score:
5.8
MLB The Show 22 98.

MLB The Show 22

Platform: Xbox Series X
April 1, 2022
Diamond Dynasty is back. Play, collect, and build on your fantasy card collection and bring to life on the diamond*. Try the new Mini Seasons mode, where each season brings new challenges as you face off against a new set of competition. Create and use multiple Ballplayers, beyond your Road to the Show personalized Baseball RPG experience, and customize your Ballplayers exactly how you want to aid in your progression. Face your friends with cross-platform play**. With cross progression, continue your progress and earn and use content on other console platforms. Stepping up to the plate for the first time? Tailor your experience with gameplay styles and two new difficulty settings to help you get the hang of the basics. Play March to October in your style, with updated mode tools to utilize custom uniforms, logos, and created stadiums. Live out your dream Baseball matchups with new Legends joining the diamond.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
5.8
Salt and Sacrifice 99.

Salt and Sacrifice

Platform: PlayStation 5
May 10, 2022
Salt and Sacrifice is the follow-up to Souls-like dark fantasy RPG, Salt and Sanctuary. In a land plagued by powerful and twisted Mages, the condemned Marked Inquisitors take up the hunt. A once-peaceful kingdom is plunged into chaos by encroaching tides of Mages: merciless embodiments of elemental chaos. The Marked Inquisitors, a doomed force of the condemned, once again mobilizes to stand against the existential threat of Magic. A buried secret threatens to bring an ancient empire to utter ruin. As a Marked Inquisitor, you’ll journey through the western frontier: pursuing, hunting, and obliterating the Mages that roam the realm. You may be bound to the Inquisition, but your choices are yours.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
5.7
MLB The Show 22 100.

MLB The Show 22

Platform: PlayStation 5
April 1, 2022
Diamond Dynasty is back. Play, collect, and build on your fantasy card collection and bring to life on the diamond*. Try the new Mini Seasons mode, where each season brings new challenges as you face off against a new set of competition. Create and use multiple Ballplayers, beyond your Road to the Show personalized Baseball RPG experience, and customize your Ballplayers exactly how you want to aid in your progression. Face your friends with cross-platform play**. With cross progression, continue your progress and earn and use content on other console platforms. Stepping up to the plate for the first time? Tailor your experience with gameplay styles and two new difficulty settings to help you get the hang of the basics. Play March to October in your style, with updated mode tools to utilize custom uniforms, logos, and created stadiums. Live out your dream Baseball matchups with new Legends joining the diamond.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
5.7

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