(See it at Amazon), represents a bold take on the category. Their vision: Make a great, no-frills gaming headset. Soup up the critical parts, and strip everything else away. Then sell it at an unbelievably low price—in this case, a meager $44.95. Plugable HS53 – Design and Features The HS53—or Onyx Headset, depending on where
Share. A Slash From the Past. By Mitchell Saltzman While it may not be a household name like Street Fighter or Mortal Kombat, Samurai Shodown is a storied fighting game series with a legacy to uphold. The 2019 version, which is simply titled Samurai Shodown, does a great job of bringing its unique brand of
Share. Crackdown 3’s mediocre, collectible-heavy campaign and poor multiplayer are rarely satisfying busywork. By Brandin Tyrrel Because Crackdown 3’s modes are so different (and we didn’t get access to multiplayer ahead of time), I reviewed each of them separately. You can find the individual reviews below for my in-depth thoughts on each piece. This final, full Verdict
Share. Crackdown 3’s mediocre campaign fills a big open world with paint-by-numbers gameplay that barely evolves after the opening hours. By Brandin Tyrrel Editor’s Note: Because Crackdown 3’s single and multiplayer modes are so different, and because the multiplayer was barely available ahead of time, we’re reviewing them separately. This review covers my thoughts on
Share. Wargroove’s brain-teasing tactics and impressive level editor make it the Advance Wars successor fans have been waiting for. By Tom Marks Someone at Chucklefish clearly got tired of waiting for Nintendo to bring back Advance Wars, because Wargroove’s turn-based tactics combat is as close to a modern, fantasy-themed revival as you’ll find. But this
Share. A royale wedding. By James Duggan The monumental highs of victory and crushing lows of narrowly losing in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4’s Blackout are experiences I’ve had in other battle royale games before, but the road to these memorable moments highlight a significant leap in gameplay fidelity and polish for the genre.
Share. After nine months in Game Preview, PUBG emerges fully featured and ready for action on Xbox. By David Jagneaux You and millions of others around the world already know how it goes: in PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (AKA PUBG) up to 100 players skydive down to one of three distinct islands, scavenge for gear, and race
Share. Apocalypse wow. By Lucy O’Brien A bigger world, higher stakes, and an unexpected spin on Lara Croft’s character make Shadow of the Tomb Raider the most ambitious of the modern trilogy. There’s a lot going on here, but it manages to keep most of its balls in the air throughout its 25-odd-hour running time.
Share. Can He-Man topple Superman’s Regime? By Jesse Schedeen This new miniseries isn’t the first time the heroes of the DC Universe and Eternia have crossed paths. But it does bring something new to the table, as this is the first time He-Man and the gang are encountering the battle-weary heroes of the Injustice universe.
Share. If sucking at something is the first step to being sort of good at something, this is a first step. By Hope Corrigan The land of Ooo has flooded and out there be pirates. It’s up to Finn and Jake to find out how things got so whack and bust up a few dinguses
Share. Even Hurk’s goofy humor can’t save this dull DLC. By Daemon Hatfield Bazooka-toting good old boy Hurk is the funniest character in Far Cry 5, and the Lost On Mars expansion is basically a 10-hour comedy showcase for his hillbilly humor set to some forgettable alien blasting. While Far Cry is usually known for
Share. This game is a royale mess. By Steven Petite It took three matches filled with endless running, picking up guns I wouldn’t end up shooting, and a whole lot of silence before I saw another living soul in The Culling 2. When I finally locked the scope of my SCAR rifle on another orange
Share. Feel the Burnout. By Ryan McCaffrey The highway to the Danger Zone is, in fact, an actual highway this time. Danger Zone 2 is, in everything but name, a direct successor to the beloved Crash mode in Burnout Revenge, in the very best of ways. This colorful game of automotive destruction is what I’d
Share. There’s not much reason to play this derivative co-op shooter when Left 4 Dead 2 already exists. By James Duggan Frankly, I was never able to successfully shake the phrase “Left 4 Dead, but worse” from my mind during my time with Earthfall. Admittedly, Valve is one of the toughest acts to follow in
Share. Great for PC and console gaming. By Matt Elliott Be sure to visit IGN Tech for all the latest comprehensive hands-on reviews and best-of roundups. Plantronics has a new line of gaming headsets that are endowed with the Rig 500 label. This new collection of gaming headsets have quite a range in terms of
Share. More Sonic Mania is a good thing, but this add-on misses a few steps. By Heidi Kemps Last year’s Sonic Mania was a superb return to form for one of gaming’s most enduring icons, and Sega has now delivered even more Sonic in the form of Sonic Mania Plus, which you can get as
Share. Time to dig out my hammer pants. By Jon Ryan When we first reviewed Red Faction: Guerrilla in 2009, we gave it an 8.0, for Great. Here’s what we said about it back then: If all you care about is blasting things to pieces, you’re going to love Red Faction: Guerrilla. Seeing a tower
Share. Undead zombies are the liveliest thing about this DLC pack. By David Jagneaux All in all, Call of Duty: WW2’s United Front DLC feels experimental and exciting in some ways, while safer and dull in others. The changes to the Zombies mode dramatically shake up the formula and make it a high point worth