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Bullet-hell FPS Hyper Demon is like staring point-blank into an eldritch stargate

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NBA 2K23 is the most inspired sports game in years

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Four years later, Warhammer: Vermintide 2 has emerged from Left 4 Dead’s shadow

Thor: Love and Thunder barely cracked the best Thor villain of our age

I played The Last of Us for the first time in 2022

F1 Manager 22 is the perfect game for all types of Formula 1 obsessives

I can’t get Immortality’s slow, neurotic mystery out of my head

My favorite new Jane Austen adaptation is an elaborate game of Dungeons & Dragons

Total War: Warhammer 3’s Immortal Empires redefines ‘sandbox’ video games

Rollerdrome is a blast if you don’t think too hard about it

Saints Row reboots the series with a rage-fueled take on the gig economy

Spelljammer is for losers

Cult of the Lamb is that rare game: a fun critique of organized religion

Bear and Breakfast finds the magic in woodland resort management

Xenoblade Chronicles 3’s story blindsided me

Hear me out: Risk of Rain 2 is the Mario 64 of roguelikes

Journeys Through the Radiant Citadel is D&D’s answer to Star Trek

Stray is the work of sly cat people, and it’s a triumph

As Dusk Falls is a thrilling narrative adventure with no right choices

Formula 1 pushes reset with new cars, and F1 22 responds beautifully

Cuphead: The Delicious Last Course is a hell of a dessert

Capcom Fighting Collection is a showcase of the company’s most creative era

Neon White shows us what a perfect difficulty curve looks like

AI: The Somnium Files - Nirvana Initiative is the best detective story this year

Mario Strikers: Battle League makes me love Mario and his friends all over again

With Jaws of the Lion on PC, Gloomhaven has once again struck gold

This is not a review of The Stanley Parable: Ultra Deluxe

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Citizen Sleeper uses tabletop mechanics to play with the sci-fi RPG format

Dorfromantik’s masterful minimalism will soothe your soul

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Norco is an unforgettable game about losing and finding religion

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