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Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty review: putting a unique spin on the Soulslike

Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty has enough of its own ideas to stick out from the typical Dark Souls-inspired games, but still feels familiar enough for genre veterans.
Kirby slashes a Waddle Dee with a massive sword in Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe.

Kirby’s Return to Dream Land Deluxe review: a perfectly timed double-dip

Horizon Call of the Mountain key art.

Horizon Call of the Mountain review: PSVR2’s first big outing is a mixed journey

Ryoma uses a Gunman Heat Action in Like a Dragon: Ishin!

Like a Dragon: Ishin! review: great story makes up for dated samurai action

Octopath Traveler 2 cover

Octopath Traveler 2 review: improved RPG sequel still has some lingering issues

A Razer Edge plays A Plague Tale: Requiem.

Razer Edge 5G review: the best gaming handheld that you probably don’t need

Screenshot from Hogwarts Legacy.

Hogwarts Legacy review: uninspired Harry Potter game is deathly hollow

Spongebob Squarepants in his karate outfit.

SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake review: a platformer for all ages

The heroes of Hi-Fi Rush stand together.

Hi-Fi Rush review: top-tier Xbox exclusive delivers style and substance

A hand holds a DualSense Edge.

PlayStation 5 DualSense Edge review: a true pro PS5 controller, for a price

Issac Clarke flying through machinery in Dead Space remake.

Dead Space review: respectful remake keeps the series’ legacy safe

The main character of Season: A Letter to the Future stands in a field of purple flowers.

Season: A Letter to the Future review: an unforgettable meditation on memory

Frey looking at old buildings.

Forspoken review: Magical open-world gameplay makes up for a slow start

While Forspoken delivers a weak story filled with pacing issues, it's open-world traversal and dazzling spellcasting are enough to keep it exciting.
Marth and ALear cross swords in Fire Emblem Engage.

Fire Emblem Engage review: Nintendo starts its 2023 off strong

Even if its more a side-step than a jump forwards, Fire Emblem Engage is another critical hit for the tactics series.
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One Piece Odyssey review: A fun JRPG for fans and newcomers

One Piece Odyssey is a simple and fun time that any JRPG fan will like and One Piece fans will love.
High on Life character shooting a gun.

High on Life review: Rick and Morty meets Metroid in memorable shooter

High on Life's hit-and-miss comedy will be polarizing, but its Metroid Prime-inspired formula makes for a memorable sci-fi adventure.
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Dragon Quest Treasures review: there’s gold here, but you’ll have to dig

Dragon Quest Treasures puts its whole heart into everything it does, even if repetitive gameplay holds it back.
Three cars race in Need for Speed Unbound.

Need for Speed Unbound review: compelling hook elevates stylish racer

Need for Speed Unbounds uses its style and strong narrative hook to overcome some repetitive gameplay and cringe-inducing writing.
Cloud, Zack, and Sephiroth stand back to back in Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Reunion.

Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Reunion review: classic RPG’s fate sealed by destiny

Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Reunion is a remaster for purists, putting a fresh coat of paint over aging design.
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The Callisto Protocol review: Gruesome horror game scratches that Dead Space itch

The Callisto Protocol is more than enough to scratch that Dead Space itch, even if its mixed combat could use more work.
Marvel's Midnight Suns

Marvel’s Midnight Suns review: Detailed superhero RPG goes the extra mile

Marvel's Midnight Suns is a dense 40-plus-hour superhero RPG with very engaging card-based tactical fights.
Grave getting ready to fire missiles from his missile launcher in Gungrave GORE.

Gungrave G.O.R.E review: a PS2 throwback, for better and worse

Gungrave G.O.R.E is a solid, stylish action game that takes players back to the PS2 era. But that might not sit well with everyone.
A Pokemon student holds a Pokeball in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet review: radical reinvention sparkles in spite of tech woes

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet sure don't look pretty, but open-world freedom turns out to be exactly what the monster-catching series needed.
A bonfire rages on during a Tassing celebration in Pentiment.

Pentiment review: Xbox’s big 2022 exclusive appraises its own legacy

Pentiment's outstanding story and one-of-a-kind art direction make Xbox's only first-party exclusive this fall a worthwhile romp.
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A Little to the Left review: good housekeeping makes for a great puzzle game

A Little to the Left delivers cozy organization puzzles that turn good housekeeping into the ultimate video game power fantasy.
Sonic grinding on a rail.

Sonic Frontiers review: Sonic’s latest adventure is one of his worst

Sonic Frontiers isn't glitchy but is let down by a lackluster story, poor visuals, and bad game design.
A giant lizard monster jumps on Kratos in God of War Ragnarok.

God of War Ragnarok review: hellacious sequel’s best moments are its quietest

God of War Ragnarok doesn't quite reach the narrative heights of its 2018 predecessor, but it still delivers with hellacious action.
Five main characters from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II review: war is what you make of it

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II's lackluster campaign is a bummer, but its multiplayer is a solid way to spend time with friends.
Bayonetta posing in the air with red background.

Bayonetta 3 review: excellent action game is the true queen of the multiverse

Bayonetta 3 is a new high point for the action series, putting Hollywood blockbusters to shame with its nonstop thrills.
LOU13 from New Tales From the Borderlands' key art

New Tales From the Borderlands review: a safe successor to a Telltale classic

New Tales from the Borderlands doesn't redefine Telltale's legacy, but it does a great job of upholding it.
Robin fights the mob in Gotham Knights.

Gotham Knights review: strong story rescues underpowered Bat adventure

Gotham Knights takes a bold narrative swing by killing off Batman, but its strong multiplayer is held back by performance and gameplay issues.
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A Plague Tale: Requiem review: gorgeous sequel has some growing pains

A Plague Tale: Requiem builds on everything that made its predecessor a surprise hit, though its forced meditations on violence ring hollow.
Mario, Rabbid Peach, and more characters pose in Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope key art.

Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope review: one of Mario’s finest spinoffs

Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope is a step up for the tactics series, with more creative combat that makes every turn a blast.
A fleshy monster looms in a dark room in Scorn.

Scorn review: Bold psychological horror game is only half-formed

Scorn pays tribute to H. R. Giger with harrowing visuals that'll haunt your nightmares, but the horror game is better watched than played.

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Giovanni is a writer and video producer focusing on happenings in the video game industry. He has contributed stories to Inverse, Fanbyte, The Inventory, and more. He was previously a segment producer on Polygon’s daily gaming show Speedrun and he currently hosts the Left Trigger Right Trigger podcast. Four Tetris 99 wins, and counting.