Taken at face value, Hard West looks like what would happen if you took XCOM and replaced aliens with cowboys. And it is that... sorta. But it’s also a lot more (and a little less). »
It’s been almost eight months since the release of Bloodborne, From Software’s excellent reinvention of the formula it developed with Demon’s Souls. That formula? Kick your ass until you learn from your mistakes. Bloodborne’s sole DLC, The Old Hunters, doesn’t deviate from this; it’s more hardcore than ever. »
Fans of Korea’s DJMax series have certain expectations of their rhythm games. They want complexity. They crave challenge. Their music ge preference is all over the place. Superbeat: Xonic gives us exactly what we want. »
There are certain things I’ve come to expect from a single player Call of Duty experience—bombastic set pieces, an in-your-face message, some sort of betrayal and a slow motion enemy take down. Black Ops III delivers three out of four, plus a whole lot more. »
The LEGO Dimensions Doctor Who level pack plays out like a television episode, and like any television episode it starts with opening credits—what might be the best Doctor Who opening credits sequence ever.
I can’t remember the last time I felt as excited about a new video game as I feel right now about Overwatch, Blizzard’s unprecedented stab at making a multiplayer shooter. I’ve been playing it for three days and see so much potential.
There are several aspects of EA and Ghost Games’ dark and rainy Need for Speed reboot that I enjoy immensely. Due to regular gameplay hiccups, racing just doesn’t happen to be one of them. »
The fourth generation Apple TV went on sale Friday morning, finally giving Apple’s set-top box the ability to play video games. It’s no gaming revolution, but it’s off to a pretty good start. »
The Park opens with a boat ride. The player travels a set path and is told a story they’ve probably heard before, interrupted by the odd jump scare. It’s excellent foreshadowing. »
It’s a big week for competitive Destiny players. Yesterday marked the start of a new Iron Banner, which is a week-long competitive multiplayer event where players get to test their mettle—and their cool new guns—against one another. »
Warning: Rock Band 4 may cause a person to sing Scandal’s “The Warrior” with an external mic active, upload the resulting video to the internet and post it on Kotaku along with their initial impressions of the game. I’m so sorry. »
Ubisoft has opened the doors to another Rainbow Six Siegebeta and if you’ve been fortunate to get ahold of one of the keys the publisher has been throwing around then you’ve access from now until Monday, September 28th. »
When the Vita game Tearaway came out in November of 2013, it was hard not to feel bad for the little guy. Here was this charming, idiosyncratic game, released exclusively on a stumbling handheld console in the same month as the PS4 and Xbox One were hogging all the limelight. Poor Tearaway! »
There was a time when every animated movie came with a quick and dirty platforming tie-in console game. Thanks to the magic of Disney Infinity 3.0 those days are back, only now they come with toys. »
The Flock is a multiplayer horror game that ends after too many people die. Cool idea! The game itself? Freaky, but limited. »
A young woman steers a boat through old ruins, young boy in tow. She pulls up to the remains of a watchtower, hoping to find refuge. She carries her brother inside, and lays him down. He has a gash on his stomach. He might not make it. »
Overshadowed by the cry of thousands of Nintendo fans demanding better support to the Wii U, Super Mario Maker may be the quintessential Super Mario Bros. experience, if not the prodigal son of Nintendo’s unconventional console.