Game Releases by User Score


Rainbow Billy: The Curse of the Leviathan 1.

Rainbow Billy: The Curse of the Leviathan

Platform: PC
October 5, 2021
Rainbow Billy: The Curse of the Leviathan is a wholesome, creature capture, 2.5D Adventure-Puzzle-Platformer with RPG elements. It is a family-friendly and openly accessible adventure in which you must save whimsical creatures by bringing back color to the world you once knew! Rainbow Billy tells a universal coming of age story about dealing with changes in the world and accepting ourselves and the others around us! Sometimes it only takes a conversation, empathy, and a new point of view to make a world of a difference. EXPLORE A WONDROUS WORLD! From dark caverns on secret islands to hidden coves off in the stormy seas, explore a rich world filled with treasure, fish (because every great game has a fishing minigame!), friendship and... danger! SOLVE ENVIRONMENTAL PUZZLES! Each world is filled with clever challenges and secrets that unlock new areas to explore! BEFRIEND CURIOUS CREATURES! Meet over 60 strange, lovable creatures and help them with their problems in non-violent encounters! Create your own unique team to save the day! RECOLOR THE WORLD! Restore color to a monochrome world and help your friends find the courage to be their true selves in a story about empathy and growth.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
9.2
Dying Light: Platinum Edition 2.

Dying Light: Platinum Edition

Platform: Switch
October 19, 2021
Features: Dying Light - the full award-winning game. Dying Light: The Following - a huge expansion complete with a new story, vast original map, and a customizable buggy to drive. Dying Light: Bozak Horde - a challenging game mode with its own side story. Cuisine & Cargo - two additional quarantine zones. Ultimate Survivor Bundle - exclusive weapons and outfits. Crash Test Skin Pack - a madcap cosmetic pack. Hellraid - a new game mode in a dark-fantasy setting. A large collection of skins and weapons that will make slaughtering zombies even more fun.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
9.1
DUSK 3.

DUSK

Platform: Switch
October 28, 2021
DUSK -A retro FPS that looks and feels like the 90s. Inspired by Quake, Heretic, Hexen, Half-Life and Redneck Rampage.
Metascore:
89
User Score:
8.9
Outer Wilds: Echoes of the Eye 4.

Outer Wilds: Echoes of the Eye

Platform: PC
September 28, 2021
A strange satellite photo that can’t be explained. A new museum exhibit that marks the trailhead for one last journey into the wilds. Should you pull at the thread and unravel the solar system’s deepest secret, or is some knowledge better left in the dark? Welcome to the Space Program! You're the newest recruit of Outer Wilds Ventures, a fledgling space program searching for answers in a strange, constantly evolving solar system. What lurks in the heart of the ominous Dark Bramble? Who built the alien ruins on the Moon? Can the endless time loop be stopped? Answers await you in the most dangerous reaches of space.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.9
Lost Judgment 5.

Lost Judgment

Platform: PlayStation 5
September 24, 2021
SEIZE THE TRUTH - December 2021, Tokyo district court. Akihiro Ehara stands accused of groping a woman on a crowded train. A bystander’s video footage of his attempt to flee the scene and subsequent apprehension is all over the news, and public outcry demands a maximum sentence. “Three days ago, a dead body was found in an abandoned building in Yokohama. Have you identified it yet?” he proclaims as confusion cuts through the court room. His defense lawyer, Saori Shirosaki, has no doubt that crucial details of the situation have been overlooked, as Ehara was not even tried for the murder. She contacts detective Takayuki Yagami to investigate this further. How could Ehara have committed two crimes at once? Was the sexual battery just a cover up? Has Ehara gamed the entire justice system? As victims surface and Yagami digs farther into the truth, he is faced with a question: Defend the law, or enact justice? From just a single stumble, one can become a monster… BRINGING JUSTICE AT THE EDGE OF THE LAW Put Yagami’s distinct martial arts forms to the test in order get to the bottom of the case. Harness the Crane, Tiger, and new Snake stance, a graceful style that can deflect and return an opponent’s strikes, using their energy against them. EVERYONE’S GOT A STORY Employ Yagami’s arsenal of detective tricks with new gadgets, stealthily tracking suspects, and crafty methods of infiltration. Leave no stone unturned in pursuit of the truth as you take on cases in both Tokyo and Yokohama.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.9
Tales of Arise 6.

Tales of Arise

Platform: PlayStation 5
September 10, 2021
Challenge the Fate That Binds You. On the planet Dahna, reverence has always been given to Rena, the planet in the sky, as a land of the righteous and divine. Stories handed down for generations became truth and masked reality for the people of Dahna. For 300 years, Rena has ruled over Dahna, pillaging the planet of its resources and stripping people of their dignity and freedom. Our tale begins with two people, born on different worlds, each looking to change their fate and create a new future. Featuring a new cast of characters, updated combat, and classic Tales of gameplay mechanics, experience the next chapter in the world-famous Tale of series, Tales of Arise. The Next Chapter Experience the next chapter in the Tales of series, brought to life in stunning HD powered by Unreal Engine 4 Dynamic Action Dynamic Action RPG featuring an updated battle system that retains classic Tales of gameplay A New Tale Awaits Rich story featuring a vibrant world and new cast of characters Stunning Visuals High quality animation created by Ufotable
Metascore:
87
User Score:
8.9
Tales of Arise 7.

Tales of Arise

Platform: Xbox Series X
September 10, 2021
Challenge the Fate That Binds You On the planet Dahna, reverence has always been given to Rena, the planet in the sky, as a land of the righteous and divine. Stories handed down for generations became truth and masked reality for the people of Dahna. For 300 years, Rena has ruled over Dahna, pillaging the planet of its resources and stripping people of their dignity and freedom. Our tale begins with two people, born on different worlds, each looking to change their fate and create a new future. Featuring a new cast of characters, updated combat, and classic Tales of gameplay mechanics, experience the next chapter in the world-famous Tale of series, Tales of Arise. The Next Chapter Experience the next chapter in the Tales of series, brought to life in stunning HD powered by Unreal Engine 4 Dynamic Action Dynamic Action RPG featuring an updated battle system that retains classic Tales of gameplay A New Tale Awaits Rich story featuring a vibrant world and new cast of characters Stunning Visuals High quality animation created by Ufotable
Metascore:
87
User Score:
8.9
Forza Horizon 5 8.

Forza Horizon 5

Platform: Xbox Series X
November 5, 2021
Your Ultimate Horizon Adventure awaits! Explore the vibrant and ever-evolving open world landscapes of Mexico with limitless, fun driving action in hundreds of the world’s greatest cars.
Metascore:
92
User Score:
8.8
Dungeon Encounters 9.

Dungeon Encounters

Platform: Switch
October 14, 2021
A new dungeon exploration RPG where you must strategize to survive. An otherworldly labyrinth has suddenly appeared on the outskirts of a quiet town. Make clever use of your abilities to chart the depths, overcome obstacles and defeat your foes in thrilling battles. From some of the key development team behind the legendary FINAL FANTASY franchise, DUNGEON ENCOUNTERS is a dungeon exploration RPG where you must strategize to survive. The streamlined interface gives you the freedom to prepare and manage your party as you strive to reach the final floor. During your expeditions, you'll discover rare and powerful items, meet lost adventurers who might just become new allies, and come face-to-face with deadly monsters. Do you have what it takes to overcome the numerous trials that await you and discover the dungeon's secrets? ■Events By uncovering and visiting spaces with white numbers, you may obtain items, unlock and change abilities, restore your party to health, find hidden merchants, and much more. Battle encounters, marked with black numbers, are hidden throughout the map. However, they can be revealed with a special ability, allowing you to choose when and where to engage your enemies. Previously discovered events will be recorded in the Event Log, a valuable resource that allows you to reference past experiences to tackle future challenges. ■Battles Test your strategies in thrilling battles, featuring the Active Time Battle (ATB) system made famous by the FINAL FANTASY series. Under the direction of Ito Hiroyuki, creator of the ATB system, battles play out in real-time, utilizing a polished and refined iteration of this classic design, which promises exciting, challenging combat. ■Map The blank map awaits you, and by exploring and investigating every tile on each level, you will be awarded ability points. Navigate obstacles, including secret passages and hidden traps, and conquer the dungeon!
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.8
TOEM 10.

TOEM

Platform: PC
September 17, 2021
Set off on a delightful expedition and use your photographic eye to uncover the mysteries of the magical TOEM in this hand-drawn adventure game. Chat with quirky characters, solve their problems by snapping neat photos, and make your way through a relaxing landscape!
Metascore:
78
User Score:
8.8
Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy 11.

Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy

Platform: PlayStation 5
October 26, 2021
Fire up Star-Lord’s jet boots for a wild ride across the cosmos in this third-person action-adventure game, a fresh take on Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy. With the unpredictable Guardians at your side, blast your way from one explosive situation to another, with original and iconic Marvel characters caught in a struggle for the fate of the universe. You got this. Probably.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.7
The Riftbreaker 12.

The Riftbreaker

Platform: PC
October 14, 2021
The Riftbreaker is a base-building, survival game with Action-RPG elements. You are an elite scientist/commando inside an advanced Mecha-Suit capable of dimensional rift travel. Hack & slash countless enemies. Build up your base, collect samples and research new inventions to survive.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.7
Metroid Dread 13.

Metroid Dread

Platform: Switch
October 8, 2021
Join intergalactic bounty hunter Samus Aran in her first new 2D Metroid™ story in 19 years. Samus’ story continues after the events of the Metroid™ Fusion game when she descends upon planet ZDR to investigate a mysterious transmission sent to the Galactic Federation. The remote planet has become overrun by vicious alien lifeforms and chilling mechanical menaces. Samus is more agile and capable than ever, but can she overcome the inhuman threat stalking the depths of ZDR? Face off against unrelenting E.M.M.I. robots Once DNA-extracting research machines, the imposing E.M.M.I. are now hunting Samus down. Tensions are high as you evade these E.M.M.I. to avoid a cruel death while finding a way to take them down. Find out what turned these robotic wonders into the scourge of ZDR and escape with your life. Feel Samus’ power grow as you gain maneuvers and abilities Acquire new and familiar abilities as you traverse the many environments of this dangerous world. Parkour over obstacles, slide through tight spaces, counter enemies, and battle your way through the planet. Return to areas and use your new abilities to find upgrades, alternate paths, and a way forward. Explore the sprawling map, evade and destroy E.M.M.I. robots, and overcome the dread plaguing ZDR.
Metascore:
88
User Score:
8.7
Impostor Factory 14.

Impostor Factory

Platform: PC
September 30, 2021
A bonkers time-loop tragicomedy murder mystery thriller featuring multiple casualties and a suspicious cat, from the creator of To the Moon & Finding Paradise.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.6
The Eternal Cylinder 15.

The Eternal Cylinder

Platform: PC
September 30, 2021
In The Eternal Cylinder, players control a herd of adorable creatures called Trebhums and must explore a strange alien world filled with exotic lifeforms, surreal environments, and the constant threat of the Cylinder, a gargantuan rolling structure of ancient origin which crushes everything in its path. This unique ecosystem is a massive, procedurally generated land with unique animal AI, real-time world destruction, and organic exploration and puzzle design to create emergent gameplay that ensures no two playthroughs are ever the same. Your Trebhums begin at the bottom of the natural food chain but can mutate and evolve with new physical attributes and abilities by eating a variety of flora and fauna. Discover and adapt dozens of mutations, including new traversal skills like flying and swimming to reach new areas, and new senses to help overcome puzzles, challenges and dangers. Your many Trebhums can each have different mutations, and new mutations don't replace ones you already have, letting you stack ability sets in dynamic ways. Each mutation will also change the physical look of a Trebhum and stacking these will generate near countless surprising new creature designs which players will be able to organically discover as they explore this unique alien ecosystem. Game Features: * Unforgettable Alien World to explore: Players must explore a gorgeous procedurally generated world which is populated with unforgettable vistas and unique landscapes which have something new to discover around every corner. The Eternal Cylinder features an open-world which allows players to reach and explore any areas which they can see on the horizon. This encourages constant exploration and ensures that there's always something new to see. * Real-Time World Destruction: Everything in the world can be destroyed in real-time by The Eternal Cylinder, so players must continuously evade its destructive path in order to survive whilst marveling at the visual splendor of its godlike power. Story Driven Open-World Survival: Unlike many open-world survival titles, The Eternal Cylinder features a deep and engrossing story for players to uncover as they continue to explore the vast world. The game explores themes of family and heritage, and the lasting power of knowledge. * Build Your Own Alien Family: Unlike standard survival games where you have a main shelter that you can build or improve, in Eternal Cylinder players develop a nomadic herd of unique alien creatures called Trebhums. Players control one Trebhum from the herd at a time and the rest follow (Al controlled) but players can switch to any individual member of their herd at will. Explore the world to rescue more of your brethren and continuously expand your family. Control a herd which can grow to more than 20 members at any given time and imbue each of your Trebhums with their own unique mutations and skill sets. Players can create a custom name for each of their Trebhum, increasing the emotional bond between player and their Trebhum family. * Unique Mutation System: Although Trebhum's are generally frail and start their lives at the very bottom of the world's food chain, they have the unique ability to mutate and unlock new skills by consuming natural edibles which populate the game world. So, players must explore and experiment with a vast array of fruits, flora and alien creatures to unlock new powers and gameplay options. * 50+ Mutations to discover: Players can unlock more than 50+ unique mutations as they explore the world, each one of which enable new gameplay options. These include new traversal options such as the ability to fly and swim, but also new offensive moves like the ability to spit fire and create loud warning noises. New mutations allow players to explore new areas and each mutation stacks thus creating a truly expansive skill set which is constantly evolving. * A Trebhum for everyone: Enjoy a virtually endless visual variety of Trebhum designs, as each mutation combine with one another to create surprising new creatures. This allows your herd to continue to evolve as players explore new areas and players can share the unique look of their Trebhum family with the rest of the world online. * Layered Survival: Players need to manage multiple layers of resources in order to be able to survive. These include hydration level, various temperatures each with their own impact and stamina. * Living and Breathing Ecosystems: The world of The Eternal Cylinder is populated with more than 30 memorable handcrafted alien creatures. These creatures vary greatly in size and range from those smaller than a Trebhum, all the way to skyscraper sized leviathans who dominate the horizon. Each of these creatures feature their own dedicated Al and behave in natural ways. Players must learn their unique behaviors and discover surprising ways to utilize the natural food chain to their advantage and interact with every creature. * Organic Puzzle Solving and Progression: The world of the Eternal Cylinder has been designed to empower players to organically solve its mysteries and progress without the need for obvious prompts and mission logs. This allows for fully immersive exploration which rewards players of every skill level, as the greater majority of the puzzles are not required for progression but do provide unique experiences. * 4 Unique Biodomes lo Discover ond Explore: Players can explore 4 unique biodomes including alien savannas and infected habitats, each with their own dedicated ecosystems and unique creatures to discover. * Truly Emergent Gameplay: The Eternal Cylinder's lush procedurally generated world, vast number of mutations to discover and unlock, unique creature Al system, living natural ecosystem, real-time world destruction and organically placed puzzles combine to create near endless possibilities for emergent gameplay and help to ensure that no two playthroughs will ever be there same.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.6
Mario Party Superstars 16.

Mario Party Superstars

Platform: Switch
October 29, 2021
A Superstar collection of classic Nintendo 64™ boards - Calling all Superstars! Mario Party™ is back with 5 classic boards from the Nintendo 64 Mario Party games. Frosting meets flowers as you race to get the most stars (and sabotage your opponents) on the Peach’s Birthday Cake board from the original Mario Party game. Or watch the countdown that unleashes Bowser Coin Beam and hold onto those coins on the Space Land board. The tides can turn quickly in Mario Party, so stay vigilant, partygoers. This and all other modes can be played online**, too! 100 classic minigames return from the Nintendo 64 and Nintendo GameCube™ games and more! Try your hand at a Superstar collection of minigames from throughout the Mario Party series. Whether you are saving up coins for stars in board game mode or practicing in free play, there is nothing quite like being the last one standing in Mushroom Mix-Up or Shy Guy Says. All minigames are played with button controls, so you can stick to the Joy-Con™ controller or bust out the Nintendo Switch™ Pro Controller or a Nintendo Switch Lite system. Party with superstars near or far Bring the party anytime, anywhere with same-system***, local wireless***, or online** play. Matches with friends in board game mode save each turn, so feel free to take a break and pick up where you left off. Use stickers to praise or pester fellow players as you race across the board collecting stars. All modes support online multiplayer, so you can hop in with friends for a few minigames or a marathon 30-turn match. Victory is just as sweet (and stealing stars is just as satisfying) from anywhere across the globe.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
8.5
Inscryption 17.

Inscryption

Platform: PC
October 19, 2021
Inscryption is an inky black card-based odyssey that blends the deckbuilding roguelike, escape-room style puzzles, and psychological horror into a blood-laced smoothie. Darker still are the secrets inscrybed upon the cards...
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.5
Kena: Bridge of Spirits 18.

Kena: Bridge of Spirits

Platform: PlayStation 5
September 21, 2021
Kena: Bridge of Spirits is a story-driven action adventure set in a charming world rich with exploration and fast-paced combat. Players find and grow a team of tiny spirit companions called the Rot, enhancing their abilities and creating new ways to manipulate the environment.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.5
Tales of Arise 19.

Tales of Arise

Platform: PC
September 10, 2021
Challenge the Fate That Binds You On the planet Dahna, reverence has always been given to Rena, the planet in the sky, as a land of the righteous and divine. Stories handed down for generations became truth and masked reality for the people of Dahna. For 300 years, Rena has ruled over Dahna, pillaging the planet of its resources and stripping people of their dignity and freedom. Our tale begins with two people, born on different worlds, each looking to change their fate and create a new future. Featuring a new cast of characters, updated combat, and classic Tales of gameplay mechanics, experience the next chapter in the world-famous Tale of series, Tales of Arise. The Next Chapter Experience the next chapter in the Tales of series, brought to life in stunning HD powered by Unreal Engine 4 Dynamic Action Dynamic Action RPG featuring an updated battle system that retains classic Tales of gameplay A New Tale Awaits Rich story featuring a vibrant world and new cast of characters Stunning Visuals High quality animation created by Ufotable
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.5
Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy 20.

Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy

Platform: PC
October 26, 2021
Fire up Star-Lord’s jet boots for a wild ride across the cosmos in this third-person action-adventure game, a fresh take on Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy. With the unpredictable Guardians at your side, blast your way from one explosive situation to another, with original and iconic Marvel characters caught in a struggle for the fate of the universe. You got this. Probably.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
8.4
Lone Echo II 21.

Lone Echo II

Platform: PC
October 12, 2021
Jack and Liv are back in Lone Echo II. Return to the rings of Saturn in this highly-anticipated sequel, to unravel the mysteries of Lone Echo and journey deeper into space – past the very boundaries of time itself.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
8.4
Tetris Effect: Connected 22.

Tetris Effect: Connected

Platform: Switch
October 8, 2021
Tetris Effect: Connected is the original Tetris Effect with all-new co-op and competitive online and local multiplayer modes. This is Tetris like you've never seen it, or heard it, or felt it beforean incredibly addictive, unique and breathtakingly gorgeous reinvention of one of the most popular puzzle games of all time.
Metascore:
95
User Score:
8.4
Castlevania Advance Collection 23.

Castlevania Advance Collection

Platform: Switch
September 23, 2021
Count Dracula is once more back from the dead... Join the fight against Evil in the Castlevania Advance Collection, a compilation of timeless action-exploration masterpieces. In addition to the three legendary Castlevania games that were first released on Game Boy™ Advance, this collection also includes Castlevania: Dracula X and some never-before-seen sketches and artwork from the games! All four games are enhanced with newly added modern features such as Rewind, Save/Load and Replay, making this the best way possible to experience these classics or discover them for the first time! This collection also boasts a handy Encyclopedia, a Music Player with all soundtracks and you can even change the ROM Region to play all games in different versions.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.4
Tales of Arise 24.

Tales of Arise

Platform: PlayStation 4
September 10, 2021
Challenge the Fate That Binds You On the planet Dahna, reverence has always been given to Rena, the planet in the sky, as a land of the righteous and divine. Stories handed down for generations became truth and masked reality for the people of Dahna. For 300 years, Rena has ruled over Dahna, pillaging the planet of its resources and stripping people of their dignity and freedom. Our tale begins with two people, born on different worlds, each looking to change their fate and create a new future. Featuring a new cast of characters, updated combat, and classic Tales of gameplay mechanics, experience the next chapter in the world-famous Tale of series, Tales of Arise. The Next Chapter Experience the next chapter in the Tales of series, brought to life in stunning HD powered by Unreal Engine 4 Dynamic Action Dynamic Action RPG featuring an updated battle system that retains classic Tales of gameplay A New Tale Awaits Rich story featuring a vibrant world and new cast of characters Stunning Visuals High quality animation created by Ufotable
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.4
Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy 25.

Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy

Platform: Xbox Series X
October 26, 2021
Fire up Star-Lord’s jet boots for a wild ride across the cosmos in this third-person action-adventure game, a fresh take on Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy. With the unpredictable Guardians at your side, blast your way from one explosive situation to another, with original and iconic Marvel characters caught in a struggle for the fate of the universe. You got this. Probably.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.3
Hot Wheels Unleashed 26.

Hot Wheels Unleashed

Platform: PC
September 30, 2021
Drive the cars of your dreams! The coolest, the fastest, the most unique badass vans and jaw-dropping muscle cars are waiting for you. Take the wheel of tons of vehicles with their own personality and style, different traits, and levels of rarity. The very best of the hot wheels universe is here! Prove you're the best and unlock Premium cars and extraordinary items and with the livery editor make your ride a one-of-a-kind masterpiece of speed. Race like everyone's watching! Get ready for pure fun and show off your driving skills! Drift like a pro, charge your boost and blast through the loops to beat time, rivals and gravity itself! Are you up for a challenge? Boom, jackpot: race side by side a friend in the 2-player local split-screen mode or face up to 12 players online in a worldwide event. The harder the challenge, the more glorious the triumph! Unleash your creativity! Massive, themed playgrounds are ready to host the most immersive races. Have fun on and off the track with these beautifully detailed and interactive environments, where any object can play a role and be an actual part of your circuit! You can even build a racetrack inside your very own room, a space to customize with furniture and the items you will collect during your journey. And thanks to the incredibly powerful editor, building the craziest tracks has never been easier! Bend and stretch the iconic Orange track piece to create your unique design and then add special Boosters, loops, obstacles, and exclusive interactive elements to build your own racing paradise. Share your creations with the world Or enjoy tracks made by other crazy players like you. Now it's time to unleash the fun!
Metascore:
78
User Score:
8.3
Hot Wheels Unleashed 27.

Hot Wheels Unleashed

Platform: Switch
September 30, 2021
Drive the cars of your dreams! The coolest, the fastest, the most unique badass vans and jaw-dropping muscle cars are waiting for you. Take the wheel of tons of vehicles with their own personality and style, different traits, and levels of rarity. The very best of the hot wheels universe is here! Prove you're the best and unlock Premium cars and extraordinary items and with the livery editor make your ride a one-of-a-kind masterpiece of speed. Race like everyone's watching! Get ready for pure fun and show off your driving skills! Drift like a pro, charge your boost and blast through the loops to beat time, rivals and gravity itself! Are you up for a challenge? Boom, jackpot: race side by side a friend in the 2-player local split-screen mode or face up to 12 players online in a worldwide event. The harder the challenge, the more glorious the triumph! Unleash your creativity! Massive, themed playgrounds are ready to host the most immersive races. Have fun on and off the track with these beautifully detailed and interactive environments, where any object can play a role and be an actual part of your circuit! You can even build a racetrack inside your very own room, a space to customize with furniture and the items you will collect during your journey. And thanks to the incredibly powerful editor, building the craziest tracks has never been easier! Bend and stretch the iconic Orange track piece to create your unique design and then add special Boosters, loops, obstacles, and exclusive interactive elements to build your own racing paradise. Share your creations with the world Or enjoy tracks made by other crazy players like you. Now it's time to unleash the fun!
Metascore:
73
User Score:
8.3
Tails of Iron 28.

Tails of Iron

Platform: PC
September 17, 2021
Set in a grim land plagued by war, Tails of Iron is a hand-drawn RPG Adventure with punishingly brutal combat. As Redgi, heir to the Rat Throne, you must restore your broken Kingdom by banishing the merciless Frog Clan and their ferocious leader, Greenwart. As you explore the deceivingly charming world, you'll encounter a cast of unique companions, ready to aid you in your adventure. And you'll need all the help you can get, whether that's new meal recipes, blueprints to forge deadly weapons and armour, or even a land-chugging, armour-plated mole mobile! Overcome your fears. Rescue your brothers. Restore Your Kingdom. Your tail has begun. Master Brutal Combat: From frog zombies to gargantuan grubs - and everything in-between - the Kingdom is awash with danger. To overcome each perilous encounter, you'll need to study your opponent's attacks and react accordingly! Thankfully, there's a range of deadly abilities at your disposal, including parry bashes and fatal executions, not to mention ranged attacks with your nifty bow and arrow. Explore a Treacherous Kingdom: Fully accompanied by the deep, raspy narrations of Doug Cockle (voice of Geralt of Rivia from The Witcher), prepare to embark on an epic adventure across the mediaeval-fantasy Rat Kingdom. Complete side quests and faction hunts for some additional gold-on-the-side, or join forces with a sharp-eyed companion to help even the playing field. Customise your Attack: Adapt Redgi's combat style to the task at hand. Heavy armour may provide better protection but can you really afford to slow down your dodge-roll? And then there's the question of weapon; axes pack a punch, while spears are quick and nimble. Perhaps you'd prefer the all-round performance of a trusty broadsword?
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.3
Cruis'n Blast 29.

Cruis'n Blast

Platform: Switch
September 14, 2021
Cruis'n Blast, developed by the crack Raw Thrills studio team, takes Cruis'n into the new millennium as players zoom 200 mph through the bustle of London, blast through the exotic wonders of Madagascar, celebrate Carnival in Rio, amaze to the hi tech splendor of Singapore, and drive an earth-shaking thriller through Death Valley.
Metascore:
71
User Score:
8.3
Hoa 30.

Hoa

Platform: Switch
September 14, 2021
Hoa is a beautiful puzzle-platforming game that features breathtaking hand-painted art, lovely music, and a peaceful, relaxing atmosphere. Experience the magic of nature and imagination as you play the main character, Hoa, on her journey through breathtaking environments back to where it all began. - Breathtaking hand-painted art - Originally composed & live-recorded soundtracks - Peaceful & relaxing atmosphere - Lovely & well-designed creatures - Light-hearted but appealing story
Metascore:
69
User Score:
8.3
Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water 31.

Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water

Platform: Switch
October 28, 2021
The Fatal Frame series lives again! Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water is comprised of three interconnected stories that converge to uncover the truth behind a recent string of tragic deaths in a forest marred by a history of suicides. As one of three people with the power of the Camera Obscura and the ability to see the shadows of those spirited away, youll explore the ruins of an eerie inn, a shrine filled with life-size dolls, and a lake full of dead priestesses. Each shadowy location is connected by a stream of water flowing throughout the mountain, and this once holy water is tied to the darkest mystery of allthe history of death and darkness on Mt. Hikami. Features: * Survive this horrifying new entry in the Fatal Frame series * Explore sinister locales like an underground cave for human sacrifices and a shrine for life-sized dolls * Use the Wii U GamePad controller as your Camera Obscurayour only defense against fatal ghosts * Mt. Hikami is coursing with inexplicably dangerous water; stay dry or die * Investigate and stay alive on the deadly Mt. Hikami
Metascore:
73
User Score:
8.2
WarioWare: Get It Together! 32.

WarioWare: Get It Together!

Platform: Switch
September 10, 2021
Microgame mayhem comes to the Nintendo Switch™ system. Take on over 200 quick and quirky microgames—lightning-fast minigames filled with frantic fun—solo or with a friend! When his latest harebrained business scheme goes awry, Wario must use his signature style (and smell) to fix it. How? By playing a twisted collection microgames of course! From assembling a robot to pulling out a statue’s armpit hair, the WarioWare™: Get It Together! game is a comedic, cooperative microgame mashup. Find a friendly frenzy with a mountain of microgames Help out infamous game designer, Wario, after he gets sucked into his latest creation in Story Mode. Go it alone or with a friend in 2-player cooperative play—a first for the series! You can either play on the same system** or via local wireless***. Play as Wario and his colorful crew For the first time, YOU control Wario and friends inside their own chaotic games. Use their distinctly absurd abilities to take on a rush of microgames. Tip a turtle with the help of Wario’s dash or choose Ashley and hurl a spell at it. In WarioWare: Get It Together!, mix and match characters and microgames for maximum fun!
Metascore:
76
User Score:
8.2
Echo Generation 33.

Echo Generation

Platform: Xbox Series X
October 21, 2021
Echo Generation follows a gang of kids through otherworldly adventures as they investigate mysterious and supernatural events in their hometown that will change the course of their lives forever.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
8.1
Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot + A New Power Awakens Set 34.

Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot + A New Power Awakens Set

Platform: Switch
September 24, 2021
Relive the story of Goku and other Z Fighters in DRAGON BALL Z: KAKAROT! Beyond the epic battles, experience life in the DRAGON BALL Z world as you fight, fish, eat, and train with Goku, Gohan, Vegeta and others. Explore the new areas and adventures as you advance through the story and form powerful bonds with other heroes from the DRAGON BALL Z universe.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
8.1
Eastward 35.

Eastward

Platform: Switch
September 16, 2021
In the near-future, society is starting to collapse, and the human population is at an all-time low. A deadly toxic presence has spread across the land, destroying and devouring everything in its path. Those who could escape the miasma flocked to underground villages to start a new life. But for a hardworking miner and a mysterious young girl, the hope of a thriving outside world beckons Escape the tyrannical clutches of Sandfill's subterranean society and join Eastward's unlikely duo on an exciting adventure to the land above! Discover beautiful yet bizarre settlements and make new friends as you travel across the world by rail.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
8.1
Ultra Age 36.

Ultra Age

Platform: Switch
September 9, 2021
Change Your Blade, Change Your Destiny. Ultra Age is a high-speed, sword-swinging action game set in the far future that follows the story of young warrior Age, who embarks on a mission to save humankind from extinction. Use your blades to cut through robotic and mutant foes, explore futuristic locales, and unravel a vast conspiracy concerning the fate of the planet. Far in the future, the resources of Earth have become insufficient, its ecosystem long ago changed irrevocably by a passing meteor. Humankind has divided into two: the people who have escaped Earth and relocated to the space colony, 'Orbital Arc,' and the others who have remained on Earth in a facility called ‘The Shelter.’ Humanity vanished from Earth after civilians from The Shelter failed an experiment that was meant to be the last hope for humanity, while people from Orbital Arc sent expeditions to Earth in search of resources. Failing to find any signs of life, a young sword-wielding warrior named ‘Age’ falls down from orbit to Earth. Accompanied by his floating android, Helvis, he must find the indispensable key to the survival of humankind. -Unleash Combos with Blade-Changing Action- Slash through foes with a variety of blades in high-speed, stylish action! Change blades on the fly with powerful moves to create linkage and run devastating combos. Different attributes and varied actions call for unique strategy against different types of foes. -Narrow Gaps Using the Wire- Launch the wire skill to pull smaller enemies toward you, or Quantum Warp to get instant access to larger foes! Use the wire to strategically overcome numerical inferiority, traverse gaps on land and quickly grab items. -Get the Edge with Skills- Gather elements to enhance your blades, expand your skills, and learn new combos. Install modules and power gear to level up Age and increase your arsenal of blades to take down the toughest of enemies. Use Helvis to burst into Critical Rage, cast Healing Pocket to recover, or Time Shift to loot more items. -Experience a Post-Apocalyptic Earth- Follow Age on his journey in the year 3174. Experience cutscenes that tell the story of Age’s mission across futuristic mecha, forests and deserts developed with Unreal Engine. Encounter mysterious characters and overcome menacing bosses to uncover the story behind the fate of humankind.
Metascore:
71
User Score:
8.1
Happy Game 37.

Happy Game

Platform: PC
October 28, 2021
A little boy falls asleep to a horrible nightmare. Can you make him happy again? Brand new psychedelic horror adventure from the creators of Botanicula and CHUCHEL. Endure and escape three unforgettable nightmares. Solve deeply disturbing puzzles in (not so) charming environments. Deal with suspicious smiley faces and pink bunnies. Creepy songs and screeches from the Czech freakfolk band DVA.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.0
Alan Wake Remastered 38.

Alan Wake Remastered

Platform: PlayStation 5
October 5, 2021
In this cinematic action-thriller, troubled author Alan Wake embarks on a desperate search for his missing wife, Alice. Following her mysterious disappearance from the Pacific Northwest town of Bright Falls, he discovers pages of a horror story he has supposedly written, but he has no memory of. Wake is soon forced to question his sanity, as page by page, the story comes true before his eyes: a hostile presence of supernatural darkness is taking over everyone it finds, turning them against him. He has no choice but to confront the forces of darkness armed only with his flashlight, a handgun and what remains of his shredded mind. His nightmarish journey to find answers to the mind-bending mystery he faces will lead him into the terrifying depths of the night. Alan Wake Remastered offers the complete experience, with the main game and its two story expansions - The Signal and The Writer - in stunning new 4K visuals. The tense, episodic story is packed with unexpected twists, heart-stopping cliff hangers, and intense bursts of combat where it takes more than bullets to banish the darkness. The game’s cutscenes, quirky cast of characters, and the majestic Pacific Northwest vistas have been enhanced for an experience that delivers as much on its visual impact as its unnerving atmosphere.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
8.0
TOEM 39.

TOEM

Platform: Switch
September 17, 2021
A photo adventure. Set off on a delightful expedition and use your photographic eye to uncover the mysteries of the magical TOEM in this hand-drawn adventure game. Chat with quirky characters, solve their problems by snapping neat photos, and make your way through a relaxing landscape! Key Features - Take photos with your camera to solve puzzles and help people! - Listen to chill beats and take in your surroundings! - Meet quirky characters and help them with their problems!
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.0
Gloomhaven 40.

Gloomhaven

Platform: PC
October 20, 2021
Whether you are drawn to Gloomhaven by the call of adventure or by an avid desire for gold glimmering in the dark, your fate will surely be the same. Gloomhaven, the digital adaptation of the acclaimed board game, mixes Tactical-RPG and dungeon-crawling.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
7.9
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba - The Hinokami Chronicles 41.

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba - The Hinokami Chronicles

Platform: PlayStation 4
October 15, 2021
Players can relive the story of Tanjiro Kamado as depicted in the TV anime Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba. Its episodes start from the “Kamado Tanjirou Risshi Arc” of the TV anime, in which Tanjiro joins the Demon Slayer Corps and faces off against various demons, and end at the “Mugen Train Arc” of the feature film, in which Tanjiro joins the Flame Hashira Kyojuro Rengoku on a mission. Enjoy the battles against the demons from the anime with beautiful graphics and expression. Versus Mode Form a tag team of two characters from the characters who fought in intense battles in the TV anime Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, including Tanjiro Kamado and Nezuko Kamado, as well as from six characters who appeared in the official anime spin-off Chuukou Ikkan!! Kimetsu Gakuen Monogatari, for a total of 18 characters. Enjoy battles with your ideal tag team, be it a combination of characters who fought alongside each other in the anime, or a dream team that did not. Two-player online play is also supported.
Metascore:
71
User Score:
7.9
Disco Elysium: The Final Cut 42.

Disco Elysium: The Final Cut

Platform: Switch
October 12, 2021
Disco Elysium - The Final Cut is the definitive edition of the smash-hit RPG. Pursue your political dreams in new quests, meet and question more of the city's locals, and explore a whole extra area. Full voice-acting, controller support, and expanded language options also included. Get even more out of this award-winning open world. You're a detective with a unique skill system at your disposal and a whole city block to carve your path across. Interrogate unforgettable characters, crack murders, or take bribes. Become a hero or an absolute disaster of a human being.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
7.9
Lost Judgment 43.

Lost Judgment

Platform: Xbox Series X
September 24, 2021
SEIZE THE TRUTH - December 2021, Tokyo district court. Akihiro Ehara stands accused of groping a woman on a crowded train. A bystander’s video footage of his attempt to flee the scene and subsequent apprehension is all over the news, and public outcry demands a maximum sentence. “Three days ago, a dead body was found in an abandoned building in Yokohama. Have you identified it yet?” he proclaims as confusion cuts through the court room. His defense lawyer, Saori Shirosaki, has no doubt that crucial details of the situation have been overlooked, as Ehara was not even tried for the murder. She contacts detective Takayuki Yagami to investigate this further. How could Ehara have committed two crimes at once? Was the sexual battery just a cover up? Has Ehara gamed the entire justice system? As victims surface and Yagami digs farther into the truth, he is faced with a question: Defend the law, or enact justice? From just a single stumble, one can become a monster… BRINGING JUSTICE AT THE EDGE OF THE LAW Put Yagami’s distinct martial arts forms to the test in order get to the bottom of the case. Harness the Crane, Tiger, and new Snake stance, a graceful style that can deflect and return an opponent’s strikes, using their energy against them. EVERYONE’S GOT A STORY Employ Yagami’s arsenal of detective tricks with new gadgets, stealthily tracking suspects, and crafty methods of infiltration. Leave no stone unturned in pursuit of the truth as you take on cases in both Tokyo and Yokohama.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.9
ActRaiser Renaissance 44.

ActRaiser Renaissance

Platform: Switch
September 23, 2021
Heaven, earth and mankind - Create and destroy everything according to your will! Experience the revival of the 90's classic hit "Actraiser". ABOUT Actraiser Renaissance combines 2D platforming action (Realm Acts) with a City-building simulation (Realm Management) in the ultimate battle between good and evil! Featuring the soundtrack that sent shockwaves through the gaming world when it was first released, composed by the legendary Yuzo Koshiro - now remastered! Help humanity flourish by playing as the Lord of Light and their loyal angel in a world beset by evil. NEW FEATURES: * Remastered 2D graphics present the game in beautiful HD * 15 new music tracks, as well as re-arranged original tracks by Actraiser composer Yuzo Koshiro! * New stories, expanded action and realm management gameplay, additional action stages, an all-new realm, and new more powerful bosses! * Auto-save and difficulty levels GAME SYSTEM Realm Acts: Strategically cast powerful fire, ice, and other magic in these 2D action stages. Humans return to reclaim the realm after you conquer these stages, allowing you to begin cultivating your settlements. New magic that was not available in the original game has been added along with the ability to dodge. Players can also attack with upward and downward motions for a more dynamic action experience. You will need every new trick in your arsenal to defeat stronger bosses at the end of the new action stages. Realm Management: Help humanity flourish by cultivating your settlements and offering guidance. Use your miraculous powers to summon lightning and trigger earthquakes to remove obstacles such as trees and boulders that impede the growth of your chosen. Play as the Lord of Light's angel and use your mighty bow and arrows to drive back the evil monsters that prey on your people. Protect your settlements from enemy raids in real-time strategic battles. The placement of your forts and timing of your miracles is key to achieving victory in these engagements. Experience all-new tales of humanity's struggles to overcome their flaws and failings as they learn to love one another and together grow stronger. Altogether, these new scenarios amount to more than twice the story present in the original. Explore the vast new realm and enjoy building your settlements for longer than ever before! MUSIC The original Actraiser composer, Yuzo Koshiro, has re-arranged all of the iconic original tracks and added 15 new tracks as well. Players can listen to the original music or switch to the re-arranged versions while playing the game. Tired from protecting and raising your villagers? Then just sit back, relax, and enjoy the tunes.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
7.9
Voice of Cards: The Isle Dragon Roars 45.

Voice of Cards: The Isle Dragon Roars

Platform: Switch
October 28, 2021
Open your mind and let the story unfold. Voice of Cards: The Isle Dragon Roars is an RPG set in a world of swords and sorcery, told entirely through the medium of cards. The story follows a self proclaimed hero as they set off to slay a recently awakened dragon, presented in the manner of a tabletop RPG and playing out through narration from the gamesmaster. Enjoy an all new, yet appealingly nostalgic gaming experience from YOKO TARO (Creative Director), Keiichi Okabe (Music), Kimihiko Fujisaka (Character Design.) *This product is also included in other bundles sold separately. Please take care not to re-purchase the same content. * Please be aware that parts of the game which require an internet connection may cease to be supported at any point.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
7.8
The Dark Pictures Anthology: House of Ashes 46.

The Dark Pictures Anthology: House of Ashes

Platform: PC
October 22, 2021
From the creators of Until Dawn Switch between the perspective of 5 playable characters - All can live or die in your version of the story Multiple ways to play including 2 player online coop mode Hugely branching storyline that changes based on the decisions you make Each game in The Dark Pictures Anthology is a complete and original story in its own right THREE WAYS TO PLAY Introducing multiplayer to The Dark Pictures Anthology! 1. SOLO STORY The complete terrifying story as a single player experience 2. MOVIE NIGHT MODE You and up to 4 friends will play the story together on the couch, each controlling a different character And: 3. SHARED STORY 2 player online co-operative mode. Play the whole story online with a friend, making choices that affect you both.
Metascore:
72
User Score:
7.8
Alan Wake Remastered 47.

Alan Wake Remastered

Platform: Xbox Series X
October 5, 2021
In this cinematic action-thriller, troubled author Alan Wake embarks on a desperate search for his missing wife, Alice. Following her mysterious disappearance from the Pacific Northwest town of Bright Falls, he discovers pages of a horror story he has supposedly written, but he has no memory of. Wake is soon forced to question his sanity, as page by page, the story comes true before his eyes: a hostile presence of supernatural darkness is taking over everyone it finds, turning them against him. He has no choice but to confront the forces of darkness armed only with his flashlight, a handgun and what remains of his shredded mind. His nightmarish journey to find answers to the mind-bending mystery he faces will lead him into the terrifying depths of the night. Alan Wake Remastered offers the complete experience, with the main game and its two story expansions - The Signal and The Writer - in stunning new 4K visuals. The tense, episodic story is packed with unexpected twists, heart-stopping cliff hangers, and intense bursts of combat where it takes more than bullets to banish the darkness. The game’s cutscenes, quirky cast of characters, and the majestic Pacific Northwest vistas have been enhanced for an experience that delivers as much on its visual impact as its unnerving atmosphere.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.8
In Sound Mind 48.

In Sound Mind

Platform: PC
September 28, 2021
From the creators of cult classic Nightmare House 2, comes an imaginative psychological horror experience that challenges your expectations and ushers you through the deepest corners of your mind. As you awake in the corridors of an inexplicable building, you find the environment takes on a life of its own and leads you to discover a series of victims, all exposed to the same experimental therapy. In your search for answers, bizarre visions emerge and introduce a host of imposing horrors. With your sanity in question, you have no choice but to rely on your instinct…and a cat named Tonia. In Sound Mind is a witty first-person psychological horror with frenetic puzzles, unique boss fights, and original music by The Living Tombstone. Explore and fight through a series of unsettling memories as you journey within the inner workings of the one place you can’t seem to escape—your own mind.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
7.8
Kena: Bridge of Spirits 49.

Kena: Bridge of Spirits

Platform: PC
September 21, 2021
Kena: Bridge of Spirits is a story-driven action adventure set in a charming world rich with exploration and fast-paced combat. Players find and grow a team of tiny spirit companions called the Rot, enhancing their abilities and creating new ways to manipulate the environment.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
7.8
Lost in Random 50.

Lost in Random

Platform: Xbox Series X
September 10, 2021
Play the odds in Lost in Random™, a gothic fairytale-inspired action adventure where every citizen’s fate is determined by the roll of a dice. Ruled by a wicked Queen, the kingdom of Random is divided into six shadowy realms where life is dictated by a cursed black dice. In this story, from the award-winning Swedish game studio Zoink and penned by Eisner Award-winning Adventure Time and Marvel Comics The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl author Ryan North, you’ll join Even, a penniless girl who’s down on her luck, in a dark quest to save her beloved sister. With her companion Dicey, a small and strange living dice, Even must learn to embrace the chaos of Random, uncovering an age-old tale with a modern message. Walk Random’s mysterious cobbled streets, meet its unpredictable residents, and take on courageous quests. Engage in fearsome battles with a unique blend of tactical combat, card collection, and explosive dice gameplay. It’s time to adapt or perish, as you battle inside giant board game arenas that change with every dice throw! Learn how to tip the odds in your favor, and dive into a dark wonderland where only the brave survive.
Metascore:
74
User Score:
7.8
The Dark Pictures Anthology: House of Ashes 51.

The Dark Pictures Anthology: House of Ashes

Platform: PlayStation 5
October 22, 2021
From the creators of Until Dawn Switch between the perspective of 5 playable characters - All can live or die in your version of the story Multiple ways to play including 2 player online coop mode Hugely branching storyline that changes based on the decisions you make Each game in The Dark Pictures Anthology is a complete and original story in its own right THREE WAYS TO PLAY Introducing multiplayer to The Dark Pictures Anthology! 1. SOLO STORY The complete terrifying story as a single player experience 2. MOVIE NIGHT MODE You and up to 4 friends will play the story together on the couch, each controlling a different character And: 3. SHARED STORY 2 player online co-operative mode. Play the whole story online with a friend, making choices that affect you both.
Metascore:
73
User Score:
7.7
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba - The Hinokami Chronicles 52.

Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba - The Hinokami Chronicles

Platform: PlayStation 5
October 13, 2021
Players can relive the story of Tanjiro Kamado as depicted in the TV anime Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba. Its episodes start from the “Kamado Tanjirou Risshi Arc” of the TV anime, in which Tanjiro joins the Demon Slayer Corps and faces off against various demons, and end at the “Mugen Train Arc” of the feature film, in which Tanjiro joins the Flame Hashira Kyojuro Rengoku on a mission. Enjoy the battles against the demons from the anime with beautiful graphics and expression. Versus Mode Form a tag team of two characters from the characters who fought in intense battles in the TV anime Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, including Tanjiro Kamado and Nezuko Kamado, as well as from six characters who appeared in the official anime spin-off Chuukou Ikkan!! Kimetsu Gakuen Monogatari, for a total of 18 characters. Enjoy battles with your ideal tag team, be it a combination of characters who fought alongside each other in the anime, or a dream team that did not. Two-player online play is also supported.
Metascore:
72
User Score:
7.7
Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom - Prince's Edition 53.

Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom - Prince's Edition

Platform: Switch
September 17, 2021
Ni No Kuni 2 kicks off with the President of a real-world Earth country transported to a magical kingdom in which every person is also sort of an animal as well.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
7.7
Encased: a sci-fi post-apocalyptic RPG 54.

Encased: a sci-fi post-apocalyptic RPG

Platform: PC
September 7, 2021
Encased is a tribute to “Roadside Picnic” and the original Fallout games. Fight enemies, explore anomalous wasteland, level up your character, join one of the forces in the ruined world in this new apocalyptic turn-based RPG.
Metascore:
74
User Score:
7.7
Age of Empires IV 55.

Age of Empires IV

Platform: PC
October 28, 2021
The real-time strategy series returns to glory with Age of Empires IV, putting you at the center of epic historical battles that shaped the world. Featuring both familiar and innovative new ways to expand your empire in vast landscapes with stunning 4K visual fidelity, Age of Empires IV brings an evolved real-time strategy game to a new generation. Return to History – The past is prologue as you are immersed in a rich historical setting of 8 diverse civilizations across the world from the English to the Chinese to the Delhi Sultanate in your quest for victory. Build cities, manage resources, and lead your troops to battle on land and at sea in 4 distinct campaigns with 35 missions that span across 500 years of history from the Dark Ages up to the Renaissance. Choose Your Path to Greatness with Historical Figures – Live the adventures of Joan of Arc in her quest to defeat the English, or command mighty Mongol troops as Genghis Khan in his conquest across Asia. The choice is yours – and every decision you make will determine the outcome of history. Customize Your Game with Mods – Available in Early 2022, play how you want with user generated content tools for custom games. Challenge the World – Jump online to compete, cooperate or spectate with up to 7 of your friends in PVP and PVE multiplayer modes. An Age for All Players – Age of Empires IV is an inviting experience for new players with a tutorial system that teaches the essence of real-time strategy and a Campaign Story Mode designed for first time players to help achieve easy setup and success, yet is challenging enough for veteran players with new game mechanics, evolved strategies, and combat techniques.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
7.6
Unsighted 56.

Unsighted

Platform: PC
September 30, 2021
The few androids that remain are running out of Anima, the energy that gives all robots consciousness. It’s up to you, Alma, to save your friends from becoming Unsighted. Explore the vast ruins of Arcadia, using every tool you can find. Time is ticking. They need you.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
7.6
Sable 57.

Sable

Platform: PC
September 23, 2021
Embark on a unique and unforgettable journey and guide Sable through her Gliding; a rite of passage that will take her across vast deserts and mesmerizing landscapes, capped by the remains of spaceships and ancient wonders.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
7.6
The Artful Escape 58.

The Artful Escape

Platform: Xbox Series X
September 9, 2021
The Artful Escape of Francis Vendetti is a video game about great expectations, famous folk singers, lingering shadows, space Gods, hallucinogens, individuality, reptile shops, and wild imaginations. It's an action, adventure, exploration, narrative driven, musical-laser-light-battle kind of game.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.6
Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous 59.

Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous

Platform: PC
September 2, 2021
Embark on a journey to a realm overrun by demons in a new epic RPG from the creators of the critically acclaimed Pathfinder: Kingmaker. Explore the nature of good and evil, learn the true cost of power, and rise as a Mythic Hero capable of deeds beyond mortal expectations.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
7.6
Unpacking 60.

Unpacking

Platform: PC
November 2, 2021
Unpacking is a zen puzzle game about the familiar experience of pulling possessions out of boxes and fitting them into a new home. Part block-fitting puzzle, part home decoration, you are invited to create a satisfying living space while learning clues about the life you’re unpacking.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
7.5
The Dark Pictures Anthology: House of Ashes 61.

The Dark Pictures Anthology: House of Ashes

Platform: Xbox Series X
October 22, 2021
From the creators of Until Dawn Switch between the perspective of 5 playable characters - All can live or die in your version of the story Multiple ways to play including 2 player online coop mode Hugely branching storyline that changes based on the decisions you make Each game in The Dark Pictures Anthology is a complete and original story in its own right THREE WAYS TO PLAY Introducing multiplayer to The Dark Pictures Anthology! 1. SOLO STORY The complete terrifying story as a single player experience 2. MOVIE NIGHT MODE You and up to 4 friends will play the story together on the couch, each controlling a different character And: 3. SHARED STORY 2 player online co-operative mode. Play the whole story online with a friend, making choices that affect you both.
Metascore:
74
User Score:
7.5
Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl 62.

Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl

Platform: Xbox Series X
October 5, 2021
THE ALL-STAR BRAWL BEGINS! Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl brings together all your Nickelodeon favorites for one bombastic battle. Face off with a power-packed cast of heroes from the top shows within the Nickelodeon universe, including SpongeBob SquarePants, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Invader Zim, and many more, to determine the ultimate champion. With unique moves and attacks drawn directly from their identifiable personalities, each brawler has its own style of play for endless action.
Metascore:
71
User Score:
7.5
Hot Wheels Unleashed 63.

Hot Wheels Unleashed

Platform: PlayStation 5
September 27, 2021
Drive the cars of your dreams! The coolest, the fastest, the most unique badass vans and jaw-dropping muscle cars are waiting for you. Take the wheel of tons of vehicles with their own personality and style, different traits, and levels of rarity. The very best of the hot wheels universe is here! Prove you're the best and unlock Premium cars and extraordinary items and with the livery editor make your ride a one-of-a-kind masterpiece of speed. Race like everyone's watching! Get ready for pure fun and show off your driving skills! Drift like a pro, charge your boost and blast through the loops to beat time, rivals and gravity itself! Are you up for a challenge? Boom, jackpot: race side by side a friend in the 2-player local split-screen mode or face up to 12 players online in a worldwide event. The harder the challenge, the more glorious the triumph! Unleash your creativity! Massive, themed playgrounds are ready to host the most immersive races. Have fun on and off the track with these beautifully detailed and interactive environments, where any object can play a role and be an actual part of your circuit! You can even build a racetrack inside your very own room, a space to customize with furniture and the items you will collect during your journey. And thanks to the incredibly powerful editor, building the craziest tracks has never been easier! Bend and stretch the iconic Orange track piece to create your unique design and then add special Boosters, loops, obstacles, and exclusive interactive elements to build your own racing paradise. Share your creations with the world Or enjoy tracks made by other crazy players like you. Now it's time to unleash the fun!
Metascore:
75
User Score:
7.5
Hot Wheels Unleashed 64.

Hot Wheels Unleashed

Platform: Xbox Series X
September 27, 2021
Drive the cars of your dreams! The coolest, the fastest, the most unique badass vans and jaw-dropping muscle cars are waiting for you. Take the wheel of tons of vehicles with their own personality and style, different traits, and levels of rarity. The very best of the hot wheels universe is here! Prove you're the best and unlock Premium cars and extraordinary items and with the livery editor make your ride a one-of-a-kind masterpiece of speed. Race like everyone's watching! Get ready for pure fun and show off your driving skills! Drift like a pro, charge your boost and blast through the loops to beat time, rivals and gravity itself! Are you up for a challenge? Boom, jackpot: race side by side a friend in the 2-player local split-screen mode or face up to 12 players online in a worldwide event. The harder the challenge, the more glorious the triumph! Unleash your creativity! Massive, themed playgrounds are ready to host the most immersive races. Have fun on and off the track with these beautifully detailed and interactive environments, where any object can play a role and be an actual part of your circuit! You can even build a racetrack inside your very own room, a space to customize with furniture and the items you will collect during your journey. And thanks to the incredibly powerful editor, building the craziest tracks has never been easier! Bend and stretch the iconic Orange track piece to create your unique design and then add special Boosters, loops, obstacles, and exclusive interactive elements to build your own racing paradise. Share your creations with the world Or enjoy tracks made by other crazy players like you. Now it's time to unleash the fun!
Metascore:
72
User Score:
7.5
Lost in Random 65.

Lost in Random

Platform: PlayStation 5
September 10, 2021
Play the odds in Lost in Random™, a gothic fairytale-inspired action adventure where every citizen’s fate is determined by the roll of a dice. Ruled by a wicked Queen, the kingdom of Random is divided into six shadowy realms where life is dictated by a cursed black dice. In this story, from the award-winning Swedish game studio Zoink and penned by Eisner Award-winning Adventure Time and Marvel Comics The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl author Ryan North, you’ll join Even, a penniless girl who’s down on her luck, in a dark quest to save her beloved sister. With her companion Dicey, a small and strange living dice, Even must learn to embrace the chaos of Random, uncovering an age-old tale with a modern message. Walk Random’s mysterious cobbled streets, meet its unpredictable residents, and take on courageous quests. Engage in fearsome battles with a unique blend of tactical combat, card collection, and explosive dice gameplay. It’s time to adapt or perish, as you battle inside giant board game arenas that change with every dice throw! Learn how to tip the odds in your favor, and dive into a dark wonderland where only the brave survive.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
7.5
Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water 66.

Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water

Platform: PlayStation 5
October 28, 2021
The Fatal Frame series lives again. (Also know as Project Zero...) Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water is comprised of three interconnected stories that converge to uncover the truth behind a recent string of tragic deaths in a forest marred by a history of suicides. As one of three people with the power of the Camera Obscura and the ability to see the shadows of those spirited away, youll explore the ruins of an eerie inn, a shrine filled with life-size dolls, and a lake full of dead priestesses. Each shadowy location is connected by a stream of water flowing throughout the mountain, and this once holy water is tied to the darkest mystery of allthe history of death and darkness on Mt. Hikami. Features: * Survive this horrifying new entry in the Fatal Frame series * Explore sinister locales like an underground cave for human sacrifices and a shrine for life-sized dolls * Use the Wii U GamePad controller as your Camera Obscurayour only defense against fatal ghosts * Mt. Hikami is coursing with inexplicably dangerous water; stay dry or die * Investigate and stay alive on the deadly Mt. Hikami
Metascore:
64
User Score:
7.4
The Dark Pictures Anthology: House of Ashes 67.

The Dark Pictures Anthology: House of Ashes

Platform: PlayStation 4
October 22, 2021
From the creators of Until Dawn Switch between the perspective of 5 playable characters - All can live or die in your version of the story Multiple ways to play including 2 player online coop mode Hugely branching storyline that changes based on the decisions you make Each game in The Dark Pictures Anthology is a complete and original story in its own right THREE WAYS TO PLAY Introducing multiplayer to The Dark Pictures Anthology! 1. SOLO STORY The complete terrifying story as a single player experience 2. MOVIE NIGHT MODE You and up to 4 friends will play the story together on the couch, each controlling a different character And: 3. SHARED STORY 2 player online co-operative mode. Play the whole story online with a friend, making choices that affect you both.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
7.4
Astria Ascending 68.

Astria Ascending

Platform: PlayStation 5
September 30, 2021
Explore a vast world on the brink of chaos in a mature, emotional JRPG. Experience an epic story with rewarding turn-based combat and expansive customization rendered in glorious 4K hand drawn visuals.
Metascore:
63
User Score:
7.4
Riders Republic 69.

Riders Republic

Platform: PlayStation 5
October 28, 2021
Jump into the Riders Republic massive multiplayer playground! Meet and compete with other players, and ride hard with an exciting range of activities such as bike, ski, snowboard, wingsuit and rocket wingsuit. Live out the rider's fantasy as you roam free in a huge, vibrant open world, always buzzing with other players around you. Immerse yourself in iconic American national parks including Bryce Canyon, Yosemite Valley, Mammoth Mountain... all mashed up for you to shred! Squad up with your friends and compete in a wide range of multiplayer modes: feel the rush of downhill races, dominate maps in team vs team competitions, or give it your best shot in epic mass PvP races with more than 50 other players. Go all out. Join the madness!
Metascore:
77
User Score:
7.3
Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania 70.

Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania

Platform: Switch
October 5, 2021
Go Bananas with your favorite monkey gang in the ultimate Super Monkey Ball adventure. Roll through wondrous worlds with AiAi and friends as you race to stop monkey mad scientist Dr. Bad-Boon from blowing up Jungle Island! Join the all-star monkey team of AiAi, MeeMee, GonGon, Baby, YanYan and Doctor as you bounce, tilt, and roll your way across hundreds of delightfully crafted levels and mazes. It’s monkey business for the gang - play solo or with friends as you take down Dr. Bad-Boon and steal back your beloved bananas! Features: The ultimate Super Monkey Ball Experience – More than 300 stages from Super Monkey Ball, Super Monkey Ball 2 and Super Monkey Ball Deluxe. Go Bananas with 12 fun minigames including Monkey Racing, Monkey Soccer, Monkey Bowling, Monkey Baseball and much more! Challenge your friends as you compete for top banana on the online leaderboards! Assemble your all-star monkey team of up to 4 friends and work together to save Jungle Island with 4-player local co-op. Immerse yourself in the Super Monkey Ball world with creative comic book-style story telling in Story Mode. Want to be the coolest monkey on the block? Customize your character and Super Monkey Ball to make it your own!
Metascore:
76
User Score:
7.3
Tails of Iron 71.

Tails of Iron

Platform: PlayStation 5
September 17, 2021
Set in a grim land plagued by war, Tails of Iron is a hand-drawn RPG Adventure with punishingly brutal combat. As Redgi, heir to the Rat Throne, you must restore your broken Kingdom by banishing the merciless Frog Clan and their ferocious leader, Greenwart. As you explore the deceivingly charming world, you'll encounter a cast of unique companions, ready to aid you in your adventure. And you'll need all the help you can get, whether that's new meal recipes, blueprints to forge deadly weapons and armour, or even a land-chugging, armour-plated mole mobile! Overcome your fears. Rescue your brothers. Restore Your Kingdom. Your tail has begun. Master Brutal Combat: From frog zombies to gargantuan grubs - and everything in-between - the Kingdom is awash with danger. To overcome each perilous encounter, you'll need to study your opponent's attacks and react accordingly! Thankfully, there's a range of deadly abilities at your disposal, including parry bashes and fatal executions, not to mention ranged attacks with your nifty bow and arrow. Explore a Treacherous Kingdom: Fully accompanied by the deep, raspy narrations of Doug Cockle (voice of Geralt of Rivia from The Witcher), prepare to embark on an epic adventure across the mediaeval-fantasy Rat Kingdom. Complete side quests and faction hunts for some additional gold-on-the-side, or join forces with a sharp-eyed companion to help even the playing field. Customise your Attack: Adapt Redgi's combat style to the task at hand. Heavy armour may provide better protection but can you really afford to slow down your dodge-roll? And then there's the question of weapon; axes pack a punch, while spears are quick and nimble. Perhaps you'd prefer the all-round performance of a trusty broadsword?
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.3
Final Fantasy IV Pixel Remaster 72.

Final Fantasy IV Pixel Remaster

Platform: PC
September 8, 2021
FINAL FANTASY IV delivers one of the richest and most powerful stories in the series. It's filled with characters and scenarios that fans continue to love to this day. It focuses on the dark knight Cecil, who finds himself stripped of his position and rank when he questions his king's increasingly troubling orders. When he's sent on a simple delivery mission with his friend Kain, the shocking events that follow send him and a group of allies on an incredible journey of betrayal, love and redemption. This is the first game to feature the Active Time Battle (ATB) system, which combines turn-based and real-time elements to create fast-paced and strategic combat.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
7.3
F.I.S.T.: Forged In Shadow Torch 73.

F.I.S.T.: Forged In Shadow Torch

Platform: PlayStation 5
September 7, 2021
Six years ago, the Machine Legion invaded and colonized the Torch City, which was originally inhabited by animals. Rayton, the former soldier in the resistance war, has been living in seclusion since then. After his friend is forcibly arrested, Rayton reclaims his mechanical fist and steps to his journey fighting back. And he never expects that he has been involved in a bigger scheme between the mafia, the rebellion, and the legion. Exploring the Metroidvania game world with a dozen of areas with distinguishing vision themes and level designs. Earning the rewards by conquering the challenges of combats, puzzles and platformers in countless chambers, tunnels and shortcuts. Interconnected and automatically loading game map makes the detailed Torch City more convincing and beautiful.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.3
Voice of Cards: The Isle Dragon Roars 74.

Voice of Cards: The Isle Dragon Roars

Platform: PlayStation 4
October 28, 2021
Open your mind and let the story unfold. Voice of Cards: The Isle Dragon Roars is an RPG set in a world of swords and sorcery, told entirely through the medium of cards. The story follows a self proclaimed hero as they set off to slay a recently awakened dragon, presented in the manner of a tabletop RPG and playing out through narration from the gamesmaster. Enjoy an all new, yet appealingly nostalgic gaming experience from YOKO TARO (Creative Director), Keiichi Okabe (Music), Kimihiko Fujisaka (Character Design.) *This product is also included in other bundles sold separately. Please take care not to re-purchase the same content. * Please be aware that parts of the game which require an internet connection may cease to be supported at any point.
Metascore:
74
User Score:
7.2
Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania 75.

Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania

Platform: PlayStation 5
October 2, 2021
Go Bananas with your favorite monkey gang in the ultimate Super Monkey Ball adventure. Roll through wondrous worlds with AiAi and friends as you race to stop monkey mad scientist Dr. Bad-Boon from blowing up Jungle Island! Join the all-star monkey team of AiAi, MeeMee, GonGon, Baby, YanYan and Doctor as you bounce, tilt, and roll your way across hundreds of delightfully crafted levels and mazes. It’s monkey business for the gang - play solo or with friends as you take down Dr. Bad-Boon and steal back your beloved bananas! Features: The ultimate Super Monkey Ball Experience – More than 300 stages from Super Monkey Ball, Super Monkey Ball 2 and Super Monkey Ball Deluxe. Go Bananas with 12 fun minigames including Monkey Racing, Monkey Soccer, Monkey Bowling, Monkey Baseball and much more! Challenge your friends as you compete for top banana on the online leaderboards! Assemble your all-star monkey team of up to 4 friends and work together to save Jungle Island with 4-player local co-op. Immerse yourself in the Super Monkey Ball world with creative comic book-style story telling in Story Mode. Want to be the coolest monkey on the block? Customize your character and Super Monkey Ball to make it your own!
Metascore:
75
User Score:
7.2
Castlevania Advance Collection 76.

Castlevania Advance Collection

Platform: PlayStation 4
September 23, 2021
Count Dracula is once more back from the dead... Join the fight against Evil in the Castlevania Advance Collection, a compilation of timeless action-exploration masterpieces! In addition to the three legendary Castlevania games that were first released in the early 2000s, this collection also includes Castlevania: Dracula X and some never-before-seen sketches and artwork from the games! All four games are enhanced with newly added modern features such as Rewind, Save/Load and Replay, making this the best way possible to experience these classics or discover them for the first time! This collection also boasts a handy Encyclopedia, a Music Player with all soundtracks and you can even change the ROM Region to play all games in different versions.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
7.2
Lost in Random 77.

Lost in Random

Platform: PC
September 10, 2021
Play the odds in Lost in Random™, a gothic fairytale-inspired action adventure where every citizen’s fate is determined by the roll of a dice. Ruled by a wicked Queen, the kingdom of Random is divided into six shadowy realms where life is dictated by a cursed black dice. In this story, from the award-winning Swedish game studio Zoink and penned by Eisner Award-winning Adventure Time and Marvel Comics The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl author Ryan North, you’ll join Even, a penniless girl who’s down on her luck, in a dark quest to save her beloved sister. With her companion Dicey, a small and strange living dice, Even must learn to embrace the chaos of Random, uncovering an age-old tale with a modern message. Walk Random’s mysterious cobbled streets, meet its unpredictable residents, and take on courageous quests. Engage in fearsome battles with a unique blend of tactical combat, card collection, and explosive dice gameplay. It’s time to adapt or perish, as you battle inside giant board game arenas that change with every dice throw! Learn how to tip the odds in your favor, and dive into a dark wonderland where only the brave survive.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
7.2
Ultra Age 78.

Ultra Age

Platform: PlayStation 4
September 9, 2021
Change Your Blade, Change Your Destiny. Ultra Age is a high-speed, sword-swinging action game set in the far future that follows the story of young warrior Age, who embarks on a mission to save humankind from extinction. Use your blades to cut through robotic and mutant foes, explore futuristic locales, and unravel a vast conspiracy concerning the fate of the planet. Far in the future, the resources of Earth have become insufficient, its ecosystem long ago changed irrevocably by a passing meteor. Humankind has divided into two: the people who have escaped Earth and relocated to the space colony, 'Orbital Arc,' and the others who have remained on Earth in a facility called ‘The Shelter.’ Humanity vanished from Earth after civilians from The Shelter failed an experiment that was meant to be the last hope for humanity, while people from Orbital Arc sent expeditions to Earth in search of resources. Failing to find any signs of life, a young sword-wielding warrior named ‘Age’ falls down from orbit to Earth. Accompanied by his floating android, Helvis, he must find the indispensable key to the survival of humankind. -Unleash Combos with Blade-Changing Action- Slash through foes with a variety of blades in high-speed, stylish action! Change blades on the fly with powerful moves to create linkage and run devastating combos. Different attributes and varied actions call for unique strategy against different types of foes. -Narrow Gaps Using the Wire- Launch the wire skill to pull smaller enemies toward you, or Quantum Warp to get instant access to larger foes! Use the wire to strategically overcome numerical inferiority, traverse gaps on land and quickly grab items. -Get the Edge with Skills- Gather elements to enhance your blades, expand your skills, and learn new combos. Install modules and power gear to level up Age and increase your arsenal of blades to take down the toughest of enemies. Use Helvis to burst into Critical Rage, cast Healing Pocket to recover, or Time Shift to loot more items. -Experience a Post-Apocalyptic Earth- Follow Age on his journey in the year 3174. Experience cutscenes that tell the story of Age’s mission across futuristic mecha, forests and deserts developed with Unreal Engine. Encounter mysterious characters and overcome menacing bosses to uncover the story behind the fate of humankind.
Metascore:
69
User Score:
7.2
Riders Republic 79.

Riders Republic

Platform: PC
October 28, 2021
Jump into the Riders Republic massive multiplayer playground! Meet and compete with other players, and ride hard with an exciting range of activities such as bike, ski, snowboard, wingsuit and rocket wingsuit. Live out the rider's fantasy as you roam free in a huge, vibrant open world, always buzzing with other players around you. Immerse yourself in iconic American national parks including Bryce Canyon, Yosemite Valley, Mammoth Mountain... all mashed up for you to shred! Squad up with your friends and compete in a wide range of multiplayer modes: feel the rush of downhill races, dominate maps in team vs team competitions, or give it your best shot in epic mass PvP races with more than 50 other players. Go all out. Join the madness!
Metascore:
78
User Score:
7.1
Medieval Dynasty 80.

Medieval Dynasty

Platform: PC
September 23, 2021
Discover the wide-open world of the Middle Ages with all its dangers and mysteries! Hunt and cultivate your land, build your home and expand your village into a flourishing medieval town. Rule and care for your people and secure your place in history by founding your own dynasty.
Metascore:
73
User Score:
7.1
Eastward 81.

Eastward

Platform: PC
September 16, 2021
In the near-future, society is starting to collapse, and the human population is at an all-time low. A deadly toxic presence has spread across the land, destroying and devouring everything in its path. Those who could escape the miasma flocked to underground villages to start a new life. But for a hardworking miner and a mysterious young girl, the hope of a thriving outside world beckons Escape the tyrannical clutches of Sandfill's subterranean society and join Eastward's unlikely duo on an exciting adventure to the land above! Discover beautiful yet bizarre settlements and make new friends as you travel across the world by rail.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
7.1
Gamedec 82.

Gamedec

Platform: PC
September 16, 2021
Gamedec is an adaptive cyberpunk RPG. As a private detective, it's your job to solve crimes inside virtual worlds. What decisions will you make in a world where child slavery is a F2P game, where murder over a game-clan dispute is an every-day reality? Who will you become in the XXII century?
Metascore:
72
User Score:
7.1
Riders Republic 83.

Riders Republic

Platform: Xbox Series X
October 28, 2021
Jump into the Riders Republic massive multiplayer playground! Meet and compete with other players, and ride hard with an exciting range of activities such as bike, ski, snowboard, wingsuit and rocket wingsuit. Live out the rider's fantasy as you roam free in a huge, vibrant open world, always buzzing with other players around you. Immerse yourself in iconic American national parks including Bryce Canyon, Yosemite Valley, Mammoth Mountain... all mashed up for you to shred! Squad up with your friends and compete in a wide range of multiplayer modes: feel the rush of downhill races, dominate maps in team vs team competitions, or give it your best shot in epic mass PvP races with more than 50 other players. Go all out. Join the madness!
Metascore:
79
User Score:
7.0
Crysis Remastered Trilogy 84.

Crysis Remastered Trilogy

Platform: PC
October 15, 2021
The classic first person shooter from Crytek is back with the action packed gameplay, sandbox world, and thrilling epic battles you loved the first time around. Crysis Remastered Trilogy includes each of the single player campaigns from the legendary first person shooters Crysis, Crysis 2, and Crysis 3, optimized for today's hardware. Relive the adventure in this great value all in one bundle. Features: * Crysis Remastered: What begins as a simple rescue mission becomes the battleground of a new war as alien invaders swarm over a chain of Lingshan islands. Playing as super soldier Nomad, you are armed with a powerful Nanosuit equipped with Speed, Strength, Armor, and Cloaking abilities. Use avast arsenal of modular weaponry and adapt your tactics and gear to dominate enemies in an enormous sandbox world. * Crysis 2 Remastered: Aliens have returned to a world ravaged by climate disasters. As the invaders lay waste to New York and begin an assault that threatens the total annihilation of humankind, only you have the technology to lead the fightback. Equipped with the upgraded Nanosuit 2.0, customize your suit and weapons in real time and unlock powerful new abilities in the battle for humanity's survival. * Crysis 3 Remastered: Returning to the fight as super soldier Prophet, the search for the alien Alpha Ceph continues, but now you must also expose the truth behind the C.E.L.L. corporation, which has turned New York City into a sprawling urban rainforest sheltered by a giant nanodome. Fight through seven distinct districts and decimate your opponents in a blaze of brute force using the Nanosuit's superior technology, or use stealth to achieve your goals and become humanity's silent savior. Equipped with your powerful and deadly new Predator Bow, there's no wrong way to save the world.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.0
Hell Let Loose 85.

Hell Let Loose

Platform: PlayStation 5
October 5, 2021
You've never played World War 2 the way it was meant to be played... with lumbering tanks dominating the battlefield, crucial supply chains fuelling the frontlines, being a cog in the machine of colossal combined arms warfare. Hell Let Loose puts you in the chaos of war, complete with deep player-controlled vehicles, a dynamically evolving front line, and crucial unit-focused gameplay that commands the tide of battle. Featuring sweeping maps modelled on real reconnaissance images and satellite data, the entire battlefield is divided up into large capture sectors -- allowing for emergent and constantly unique gameplay that pits two forces of fifty players in a fight to the death across fields, bridges, forests and towns on an ever-evolving front line. When a sector is captured, it will generate one of three resources for your team, creating a complex meta-game that will influence your team's march to victory.
Metascore:
73
User Score:
7.0
Xuan-Yuan Sword 7 86.

Xuan-Yuan Sword 7

Platform: PlayStation 4
September 30, 2021
Xuan-Yuan Sword VII is an ARPG rooted in Chinese history and mythology. Players take on the role of Taishi Zhao, a calm and reliable swordsman who was accidentally involved in a tragic fate. To protect his beloved family, he starts a journey in this chaotic realm to find the truth.
Metascore:
73
User Score:
7.0
Xuan-Yuan Sword 7 87.

Xuan-Yuan Sword 7

Platform: Xbox One
September 30, 2021
Xuan-Yuan Sword VII is an ARPG rooted in Chinese history and mythology. Players take on the role of Taishi Zhao, a calm and reliable swordsman who was accidentally involved in a tragic fate. To protect his beloved family, he starts a journey in this chaotic realm to find the truth.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
7.0
Life is Strange: True Colors 88.

Life is Strange: True Colors

Platform: PlayStation 4
September 10, 2021
A bold new era of the award-winning Life is Strange begins, with an all-new playable lead character and a thrilling mystery to solve! Alex Chen has long suppressed her 'curse': the supernatural ability to experience, absorb and manipulate the strong emotions of others, which she sees as blazing, colored auras. When her brother dies in a so-called accident, Alex must embrace her volatile power to find the truth and uncover the dark secrets buried by a small town.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
7.0
Lost in Random 89.

Lost in Random

Platform: PlayStation 4
September 10, 2021
Play the odds in Lost in Random™, a gothic fairytale-inspired action adventure where every citizen’s fate is determined by the roll of a dice. Ruled by a wicked Queen, the kingdom of Random is divided into six shadowy realms where life is dictated by a cursed black dice. In this story, from the award-winning Swedish game studio Zoink and penned by Eisner Award-winning Adventure Time and Marvel Comics The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl author Ryan North, you’ll join Even, a penniless girl who’s down on her luck, in a dark quest to save her beloved sister. With her companion Dicey, a small and strange living dice, Even must learn to embrace the chaos of Random, uncovering an age-old tale with a modern message. Walk Random’s mysterious cobbled streets, meet its unpredictable residents, and take on courageous quests. Engage in fearsome battles with a unique blend of tactical combat, card collection, and explosive dice gameplay. It’s time to adapt or perish, as you battle inside giant board game arenas that change with every dice throw! Learn how to tip the odds in your favor, and dive into a dark wonderland where only the brave survive.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.0
Golf Club: Wasteland 90.

Golf Club: Wasteland

Platform: PC
September 3, 2021
Human life is wiped out. Earth is now a golf course for the ultra-rich. The rich fled to Mars but venture back to a desolate Earth for a round of golf. Each hole in the wasteland offers its own little story and possible puzzle to sink the perfect shot. Play through destroyed brutalist monuments, crumbling shopping malls, and abandoned museums as neon signs and poignant graffiti take swings at current events, Silicon Valley culture and humanity. Piece together the full story of how humanity fell through three distinct sources. Details from the lone golfer’s story, who's come back to Earth for one last game. The Radio Nostalgia From Mars broadcast that gives a glimpse into the lives of those who escaped. And the narration of a “secret spectator” watching from a distance...Be accompanied by a purposefully composed soundtrack as well as personal stories broadcasted on Radio Nostalgia From Mars. The station caters to citizens of Mars, nostalgic for Earth as they listen to music from the 2020s, and dial in to share their memories of the planet. A smooth-voiced radio DJ keeps the show flowing with updates and announcements hinting at a not-so-glamorous life on Mars. Three distinct modes mean every golfer can find something for their tastes. Casual players can focus just on the story and a relaxing scenic round of golf in Story Mode. Those looking for an extra challenge can beat each hole under par using skill and puzzle solving through Challenge Mode. While the total pros can try Iron Mode, where there’s almost zero room for error. Easy-to grasp controls and a minimalist UI underpin the whole game so anyone can easily pick up and play at their own pace.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
7.0
WRC 10 91.

WRC 10

Platform: Xbox Series X
September 2, 2021
Reach the 2021 season podium, and to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the competition, relive the highlights at the wheel of legendary cars.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.0
The Medium 92.

The Medium

Platform: PlayStation 5
September 3, 2021
Become a medium living in two different worlds: the real one and the spirit one. Haunted by the vision of a child's murder, you travel to an abandoned hotel resort, which many years ago became the stage of an unthinkable tragedy. There you begin your search for difficult answers. As a medium with access to both worlds, you have a wider perspective and can see more clearly that there's no one simple truth to what others perceive. Nothing is what it seems, everything has another side. The Medium features a "dual" soundtrack by Bloober Team's Arkadiusz Reikowski and legendary composer Akira Yamaoka of Silent Hill fame.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
6.9
Back 4 Blood 93.

Back 4 Blood

Platform: Xbox Series X
October 7, 2021
From the creators and development team behind the critically acclaimed, co-op phenomenon Left 4 Dead. Back 4 Blood is designed from the ground-up as an original, premium title and marries the best of what made the co-op zombie shooter so successful with new features and state-of-the-art technology.
Metascore:
74
User Score:
6.8
JETT: The Far Shore 94.

JETT: The Far Shore

Platform: PlayStation 5
October 5, 2021
JETT: The Far Shore invites you on an interstellar trip to carve out a future for a people haunted by oblivion in this cinematic action-adventure. As scout Mei, be the first to deploy to a mythic ocean planet. Take the helm of a 'jett' and explore a vast unknown – skim low over waves, roar up pristine coastlines and carve through otherworldly woods. Adapt to an intricate, systemic open world and persevere through adversity alongside an intimate ensemble cast in this story of courage, wonder and regret. Embark on an exploratory single-player adventure presented in five captivating acts encompassing monumental moments, laid-back exploration, occasional white-knuckle action, moments of heartfelt companionship, and a helping of existential dread.
Metascore:
68
User Score:
6.8
ActRaiser Renaissance 95.

ActRaiser Renaissance

Platform: PlayStation 4
September 23, 2021
Heaven, earth and mankind - Create and destroy everything according to your will! Experience the revival of the 90's classic hit "Actraiser". ABOUT Actraiser Renaissance combines 2D platforming action (Realm Acts) with a City-building simulation (Realm Management) in the ultimate battle between good and evil! Featuring the soundtrack that sent shockwaves through the gaming world when it was first released, composed by the legendary Yuzo Koshiro - now remastered! Help humanity flourish by playing as the Lord of Light and their loyal angel in a world beset by evil. NEW FEATURES: * Remastered 2D graphics present the game in beautiful HD * 15 new music tracks, as well as re-arranged original tracks by Actraiser composer Yuzo Koshiro! * New stories, expanded action and realm management gameplay, additional action stages, an all-new realm, and new more powerful bosses! * Auto-save and difficulty levels GAME SYSTEM Realm Acts: Strategically cast powerful fire, ice, and other magic in these 2D action stages. Humans return to reclaim the realm after you conquer these stages, allowing you to begin cultivating your settlements. New magic that was not available in the original game has been added along with the ability to dodge. Players can also attack with upward and downward motions for a more dynamic action experience. You will need every new trick in your arsenal to defeat stronger bosses at the end of the new action stages. Realm Management: Help humanity flourish by cultivating your settlements and offering guidance. Use your miraculous powers to summon lightning and trigger earthquakes to remove obstacles such as trees and boulders that impede the growth of your chosen. Play as the Lord of Light's angel and use your mighty bow and arrows to drive back the evil monsters that prey on your people. Protect your settlements from enemy raids in real-time strategic battles. The placement of your forts and timing of your miracles is key to achieving victory in these engagements. Experience all-new tales of humanity's struggles to overcome their flaws and failings as they learn to love one another and together grow stronger. Altogether, these new scenarios amount to more than twice the story present in the original. Explore the vast new realm and enjoy building your settlements for longer than ever before! MUSIC The original Actraiser composer, Yuzo Koshiro, has re-arranged all of the iconic original tracks and added 15 new tracks as well. Players can listen to the original music or switch to the re-arranged versions while playing the game. Tired from protecting and raising your villagers? Then just sit back, relax, and enjoy the tunes.
Metascore:
69
User Score:
6.8
Life is Strange: True Colors 96.

Life is Strange: True Colors

Platform: PC
September 10, 2021
A bold new era of the award-winning Life is Strange begins, with an all-new playable lead character and a thrilling mystery to solve! Alex Chen has long suppressed her 'curse': the supernatural ability to experience, absorb and manipulate the strong emotions of others, which she sees as blazing, colored auras. When her brother dies in a so-called accident, Alex must embrace her volatile power to find the truth and uncover the dark secrets buried by a small town.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
6.7
Neptunia x Senran Kagura: Ninja Wars 97.

Neptunia x Senran Kagura: Ninja Wars

Platform: PlayStation 4
October 26, 2021
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.
Metascore:
65
User Score:
6.6
The Caligula Effect 2 98.

The Caligula Effect 2

Platform: PlayStation 4
October 19, 2021
Dive into a reality-warping adventure from Persona scenario-writer Tadashi Satomi and director Takuya Yamanaka! A virtuadoll named Regret has created the world of Redo in order to save people from their past regrets by unknowingly imprisoning them in a simulation. However, this "Paradise" is shaken to the core when a virtual idol named X breaks into Regret's virtual reality and restores a high school student's memories of the real world. In order to escape Redo, they form the Go-Home Club, a resistance group that seeks to fight against regret and her enforcers, the Obbligato Musicians.
Metascore:
63
User Score:
6.6
Death Stranding: Director's Cut 99.

Death Stranding: Director's Cut

Platform: PlayStation 5
September 24, 2021
From legendary game creator Hideo Kojima comes a genre-defying experience, now expanded and remastered for the PlayStation 5 console in this definitive Director’s Cut. In the future, a mysterious event known as the Death Stranding has opened a doorway between the living and the dead, leading to grotesque creatures from the afterlife roaming the fallen world marred by a desolate society. Take on the trials of Sam Bridges with advanced combat, more character actions and a competitive ranking system for special player challenges.* Make use of additional weapons and vehicles, take on new enemy types and explore new locations such as the Firing Range and Racetrack, featuring extra missions and minigames. Experience an extended storyline through new missions in an expanded area.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
6.6
Life is Strange: True Colors 100.

Life is Strange: True Colors

Platform: PlayStation 5
September 10, 2021
A bold new era of the award-winning Life is Strange begins, with an all-new playable lead character and a thrilling mystery to solve! Alex Chen has long suppressed her 'curse': the supernatural ability to experience, absorb and manipulate the strong emotions of others, which she sees as blazing, colored auras. When her brother dies in a so-called accident, Alex must embrace her volatile power to find the truth and uncover the dark secrets buried by a small town.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
6.6

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