What Kena: Bridge of Spirits lacks in new ideas, it makes up for with an abundance of charm and gorgeous visuals.
NBA 2K22 provides something for everybody, from intense local matches with friends, to an immersive franchise mode, to an integrated online community.
Tails of Iron is a beautiful and charming side-scroller with brutal combat and a grim story. Fight as the rat king Redgi and reclaim your kingdom.
Gamedec is a cyberpunk RPG driven by its story and decisions. There’s no combat, just you using your crime-solving skills to progress.
Deathloop makes the most of its creative time loop mechanics and tight gameplay, but the repetition can wear thin after a while.
Wrath of the Righteous is a beautiful love letter to tabletop RPGs that faithfully evokes the thrill of sitting down to play through an epic adventure.
The Razer Basilisk V3 has just one big difference from its predecessors: an automatically adjusting scroll wheel. As it turns out, that’s a pretty major advantage.
The Origin PC Millennium is a beautiful system with excellent hardware and solid build quality. It’s pricey, but you get what you pay for.
The Razer Blade 15 Advanced is still an excellent gaming laptop, with a sleek design and impressive performance. It also still costs a whole lot of money.
Life Is Strange: True Colors represents the best the franchise has ever been, and provides a perfect jumping-on point for newcomers.
Tales of Arise doesn’t exactly forge new ground in the JRPG genre, but a fast-paced battle system and a well-told story make it easy to pick up, and hard to put down.
The PS5 is a true generational leap, offering incredibly fast load times and an innovative new controller that can change the way games feel.
The Alienware Aurora R11 packs powerful hardware in a distinctive chassis, although it’s loud, heavy and expensive.
The Xbox Series S has a lot to offer, with gorgeous graphics and an enormous game selection. But it’s not the most future-proof gadget you can buy.
Boyfriend Dungeon elicits an emotional attachment to its large cast of characters, but repetitive gameplay and dungeons sour the experience.
Since launch, the Nintendo Switch has grown significantly, gaining more battery life, an online subscription and a handheld-only "Lite" edition.
No More Heroes 3 is the latest game by director Suda51 for the Nintendo Switch. While the game has a colorful cast of characters and a unique style, it suffers from repetitive gameplay.
Marvel’s Avengers: War for Wakanda adds an interesting playable character, but the game’s structure is as repetitive and unfocused as ever.
Double Fine Productions’ long-awaited Psychonauts 2 is finally here, jumping straight in where the original game left off 16 years ago.
Naraka: Bladepoint is a battle royale with Chinese mythology inspirations. While it does have guns and bows, its primary focus is on melee combat and quick grappling hook movement.
Madden NFL 22 features a revamped franchise mode, minor gameplay improvements and a successful story mode, but the NFL simulation is still growing stale.
Ghost of Tsushima Director’s Cut is the best way to play one of 2020’s best games, but the PS5 upgrade can be a bit pricey.
The PS4 Pro offers 4K gaming and streaming, gorgeous HDR effects and a healthy game library with VR support.
In Hades, you’ll die a lot, but this compelling roguelike makes battling out of the underworld a pleasure.
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla: The Siege of Paris provides more familiar gameplay, but doesn’t add much to the well-worn series formula.