Amnesia: A Machine For Pigs: The Kotaku Review

Some games are defined by a single place; others by a single character. Still other games are defined by action, by something you can do in the game itself. In its early goings, the horror game Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs is defined by a single word: Nope. » 9/09/13 9:00am 9/09/13 9:00am

Rayman Legends: The Kotaku Review

The mark of a better video game, for me, is that it lingers in my mind. I think about it after I'm done playing with it. It adds something enriching to my life, to my mental catalogue of experiences. The bad games don't stick with me. I mostly forget them. I don't think about them. It's curious then, that just two days … » 9/03/13 5:00pm 9/03/13 5:00pm

Deadpool: The Kotaku Review

My initial foray into the world of High Moon Studios' Deadpool video game culminated in an intimate moment in the eponymous character's filthy bathroom. Pants around his hideously-scarred ankles, our hero strains. "It's burns!" he cries, and it does — but it also feels kind of good. » 6/25/13 11:00am 6/25/13 11:00am

Monaco: The Kotaku Review

The co-op heist game Monaco appears to be missing whatever qualities an online video game must possess in order to turn the strangers who play it into jerks. I'm worried about telling you this, because I'm worried that I'm wrong and that Monaco is as prone to being ruined by the burrs of humanity. I'm worried that this … » 5/03/13 9:00am 5/03/13 9:00am

You Are Not Prepared For the Glory of Robot Unicorn Attack 2

There was a time when rainbows and unicorns were the stuff of legend, relegated to the highest of high fantasy and the cheapest of female-targeted school supplies. Those were despair-filled days — days when the mere semblance of a smile was slapped from the lips of man, woman and child alike. Would we ever feel hope… » 4/24/13 11:01pm 4/24/13 11:01pm

Injustice: Gods Among Us: The Kotaku Review

The greatest comic book battles aren't between heroes and villains. You can catch Batman punching out the Joker's magically regenerating teeth any day, but the Caped Crusader versus Green Lantern, or Superman, or Raven "We Need More Women in the Game" Roth? That's something special, even if the excuses for those battles… » 4/18/13 4:00pm 4/18/13 4:00pm

MLB 13 The Show: The Kotaku Review

The oldest memory I have is of catching a baseball. Coming from a sports fan, this may sound like treacly, lump-in-your-throat stuff, but it's true. I was three years old. My father was mowing one side of our front lawn, I was standing in the other, and I underhanded a pop fly into the air. It hung up there forever and … » 3/06/13 8:00pm 3/06/13 8:00pm

Ni no Kuni: The Kotaku Review

It would be easy, while reviewing Ni no Kuni, to sit at my desk and fling adjectives on the page like a fantasy novelist. I'd call the game whimsical, charming, beautiful, fascinating, smart, pleasant, challenging, slow-paced, grand, surreal, and aggressively colorful. » 2/01/13 9:00am 2/01/13 9:00am