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Review: WWE 2K Battlegrounds

For the first time since the WWE series of games was handed off to 2K Sports, they've released something drastically different on consoles from the annualized and borderline sim-like WWE 2K series.WWE 2K Battlegrounds features a wide cast o...

 
 
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Review: Mafia: Definitive Edition

This story takes place a long time ago and most video games don't age like fine wine. The rare, great ones do but most don't. The ones that are merely good have a shelf life before they turn. Playing an open-world shooter from 2002 leaves a...

 
 
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Review: Serious Sam 4

I still can't believe that the original Serious Sam came out nearly 20 years ago. Since then Croteam has broken away from their reputation as "the Serious Sam studio" a bit, having given us the universally acclaimed Talos Principle. Th...

 
 
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Review: Hotshot Racing

The racing game scene was once a far more colorful place. At any time you could be driving a Volkswagen Beetle through Jurassic Park or going up impossible climbs in your futuristic turbo bike. The early 3D era was, after all, a time of exp...

 
 
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Review: 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim

Back in August, I wrote up a preview of Vanillaware's 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim that focused on the prologue to the full adventure. In my post, I said I'd written down several notes to keep track of everyone in the game and the respectiv...

 
 
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Review: Super Punch Patrol

Set in a city controlled by the Evil Crime Syndicate -- a criminal organization that employs everyone from swimmers to clowns to fancy ladies dressed in beautiful gowns -- Super Punch Patrol puts players in control of three cops t...

 
 
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Review: Death and Taxes

It seems the most important shared experience of our lives is the one we know nothing about. None of us know, definitively, what happens after death. Certainly, many of us have our beliefs -- an afterlife, reincarnation, total oblivion, our...

 
 
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Review: Hades

The buzz surrounding Hades is spot-on, and it only took one failed escape from hell for me to fall in love with its isometric hack-and-slash combat. It's blisteringly fast but readable even when your screen is full of fiends. It's easy to p...

 
 
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Review: Super Mario 3D All-Stars

We all have our favorite Mario game. Maybe it's a classic entry you played during your childhood. Maybe it's a newer one that blew you away. Me? It's kind of a mix of both, as Super Mario World still rules the 2D roost as far as I...

 
 
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Review: Spelunky 2

It's been eight years since the non-freeware release of Spelunky, but those layouts are still fresh in my mind. This was the early days of the modern roguelike. The kinks were still being worked out by myriad developers, but Derek Yu had a ...

 
 
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Review: The Outer Worlds: Peril on Gorgon

The Outer Worlds is a kooky sci-fi world I want to explore more of, and while I think (and hope) an eventual sequel could be a home-run, for now, Obsidian Entertainment is expanding Halcyon with DLC. The first of the two story expansions is...

 
 
 
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Review: Paradise Killer

What the heck was Killer7 even about? Japan being on the brink of war with the United States? Political parties being infiltrated by terrorists? Brutal assassinations being carried out against key political figures? It sounds like a Tom Cla...

 
 
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Review: Fight Crab

I like crabs. Do you like crabs? I keep a small group of hermit crabs as pets, one has been with me for over a decade now. So, my first question when going into Fight Crab was, “can I play as a hermit crab?” The answer is no, sa...

 
 
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Review: Marvel's Avengers

After some time with the live version of Marvel's Avengers, I realized that it had a lot to prove. Now that I'm finished with most of the content that the "1.0" edition has to offer, it still has plenty to prove.

 
 
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Review: Moon

I came into gaming in a time when Japan was king. All the biggest and best games created in the '80s and '90s came from development studios and publishers operating across the Pacific. This is back in a time when Mega Man was a top-tie...

 
 
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Review: Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater left its mark on history...I want to say...within minutes of its release in 1999. It didn't matter if you skated or not, it was a cultural touchstone, a sign that skating had arrived. While it's faltered through the y...

 
 
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Review: Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition

Previously, on this review of Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition, my Clavat caravaner completed his fourth year of travels, meeting some new friends and enemies along the way. And while his caravan is capable of holding thr...

 
 
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Review: Best Friend Forever

For the last couple of months, dating sims have been my jam. It was only a matter of time before I stepped up to the plate for Destructoid and gave one a proper scrutinizing. Best Friend Forever is the game being pitched in my direction, an...

 
 
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Review: Windbound

Windbound isn't the sailing-focused spin on Zelda: Breath of the Wild that some trailers suggested, but it's not entirely removed from those comparisons, either. Its best asset is its sense of adventure. As Kara, a shipwrecked warrior, you'...

 
 
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Review: Tom Clancy's Elite Squad

When it was announced Ubisoft would be bringing its Tom Clancy series to mobile for the first time, I immediately thought back to the oft-forgotten Nintendo 3DS launch title Ghost Recon: Shadow Wars. As a turn-based tactical shooter, a...

 
 
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Review: Kandagawa Jet Girls

If there's one thing that anime has proven most adept at, it's gathering together a gaggle of doe-eyed, sexually-charged women and tossing them into a mixer with a random sport, occupation, or hobby, usually creating a successful multi-medi...

 
 
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Review: Fast & Furious Crossroads

In a post-Arkham Asylum world, it's easy to forget how Batman was the victim of decades of poor-quality video games. While Gotham City, a rogues' gallery of great villains, cool gadgets, and the Batmobile seemed custom-designed for gaming, ...

 
 
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Review: Control: AWE

I feel obligated to approach this review from two angles. First and foremost, it's a review of a Control expansion. That's the obvious angle. You're here to find out how this DLC serves as a supplemental story to Control. But, let's be...

 
 
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Early Access Review: Rogue Legacy 2

We've been spoiled by all of the great roguelike games over the past few years, but for some people's money, there's no topping Rogue Legacy, a platformer spanning generations of would-be heroes. Seven years later, Cellar Door Games is back...

 
 




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WWE 2K Battlegrounds"That's The Wall, brother!"

 

Serious Sam 4"Why so serious?"

 

Hotshot Racing"3... 2... 1... GO!"

 

13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim"Time keeps on slipping, slipping, slipping"

 

Super Punch Patrol"I've got Jack Johnson and Tom O'Leary waiting for you right here"

 

Death and Taxes"In this world nothing can be said to be certain..."

 

Hades"Thank you, sir, may I have another?"

 

Super Mario 3D All-Stars"Lets-a-go back in time"

 

Spelunky 2"Time to go back in the cave"

 
 
 

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