Battlefield Hardline: The Kotaku Review

I really wish Hardline could deal with being a bad cop. The lack of rewards, unlocks or even acknowledgement for shooting people means it all takes place in a weird moral environment, where only good exists. » 3/27/15 10:40am Friday 10:40am

We Finally Agree About An Assassin's Creed Game


Three of us on staff have a habit of disagreeing on...well, almost everything when it comes to Assassin's Creed. So what happens when Kotaku's three AC fanboys sit down with the shortest, least-hyped Assassin's Creed game in years? The unthinkable... » 3/20/15 10:28am 3/20/15 10:28am

Lego Jurassic World: The Basics

What is it? Lego Jurassic World, another of those Lego games we're always getting, this time covering the four Jurassic Park movies (including this summer's Jurassic World). » 3/16/15 9:20am 3/16/15 9:20am

Assassin's Creed Rogue: The Kotaku Review

The biggest plot twist in Assassin’s Creed history is this: Assassin’s Creed Rogue, the least-hyped console game in the series, the one we had good reason to think would be bad, is...a very, very good game. It’s a must-play for any AC fan. » 3/10/15 10:20am 3/10/15 10:20am

Hooray For Motion Sickness! The Saturday Stream Plays ScreamRide (Done)

The spiritual successor to RollerCoaster Tycoon arrives on Xboxes this Tuesday, giving players the ability to design, test-drive and destroy insane amusement park rides. I just want to see if the game's blazing speed will make Twitch pee itself. » 2/28/15 11:00am 2/28/15 11:00am

People Are Already Making Bizarre Mods For Dragon Ball Xenoverse

Dragon Ball Xenoverse isn't even out yet in America. That, however, hasn't stopped people from tearing the Japanese version to pieces and reassembling it into, well... whatever this is. » 2/20/15 4:00pm 2/20/15 4:00pm

Shadow Of Mordor Won A Best Story Award, Which Actually Makes Sense

Dragon Age Inquisition may have taken Game of The Year at last night's 18th annual DICE Awards, but how about Shadow of Mordor winning for Outstanding Achievement In Story? The scripted story wasn't so hot, but if they were judging by the stories that emerged as players sparred with enemies who became tougher through… » 2/06/15 11:32am 2/06/15 11:32am

A pretty good idea in Battlefield Hardline's new beta: A mode in which your team captures cars instead of checkpoints—and has to drive above certain speed to earn points. Explained and shown over at Kotaku UK. » 2/02/15 11:24am 2/02/15 11:24am

Shadow of Mordor's Nemesis System Could've Been Way More Complex

Shadow of Mordor surprised everyone with its unique features like the oft-praised "nemesis system." The game's novelty and ambition meant that it couldn't accomplish everything it set out to, though. Developer Monolith opened up this week about some things that were left on the cutting room floor. » 1/22/15 11:30am 1/22/15 11:30am

Some exciting news for Xbox gamers: Microsoft just confirmed the release dates for three rad-looking games that are all coming out this Spring—i.e., soon. The games are Ori and the Blind Forest (March 11th, $19.99), Screamride (March 3rd, $39.99), and the Xbox One version of State of Decay (April 28th, $29.99). Woo! » 1/20/15 12:15pm 1/20/15 12:15pm

Saints Row: Gat Out Of Hell: The Kotaku Review

"Is that all hell's got?" Johnny Gat, main character of Saints Row: Gat Out Of Hell, would often taunt as I mowed down Satan's demonic hordes. As the game went on, I couldn't help but find myself asking the same question. » 1/19/15 11:20am 1/19/15 11:20am

Far Cry 4's New DLC Forces You to Grind Until You Die For No Good Reason

Far Cry 4's post-release stuff kicked off this week with Escape From Durgesh Prison, a new timed challenge mode that's now available for purchase either individually or as part of the game's season pass. Sadly, it doesn't get things off to a great start. » 1/14/15 3:30pm 1/14/15 3:30pm

Our First Look At Princess Kitana In Mortal Kombat X

Of course Kitana is going to be in Mortal Kombat X. You try telling the adopted daughter of Shao Kahn to stay home and watch Gilmore Girls on Netflix. » 1/14/15 11:30am 1/14/15 11:30am

Far Cry 4 got its first bit of DLC today, "Escape from Durgesh Prison." It's a timed challenge mode that can be played alone or in co-op (the best way to play Far Cry 4, if you ask me). It also features permadeath, which sounds intriguing. The DLC is available for $10, or as part of the season pass, which is $30. » 1/13/15 10:40am 1/13/15 10:40am