Mafia III is a smartly written and enthralling open-world action game bogged down by technical issues and a repetitive structure.
Gears of War 4 is a good reminder of why Gears of War was so cool in the first place.
A dreadful combat system brings down an otherwise beautiful and funny Mario adventure.
Horizon 3 doesn't make dramatic changes to the formula, meaning it's a beautiful and pleasant experience that's best experienced at a somewhat leisurely pace.
ReCore starts with an intriguing world and a great mix of platforming and RPG elements, but it all falls apart well before the end.
Drifting over the polygonal landscape looking for crystals is still a peaceful good time, if you can overlook a few flaws.
It's light years from being a great game, but there's still something at the heart of No Man's Sky that speaks to the would-be explorer in all of us.
Adam Jensen's return is largely successful, even if the conspiracy surrounding him could've been a little more engaging.
Playdead's followup to Limbo expands on and improves all of that game's ideas so thoroughly, there's no question why it took six years to get here.
Homefront may look pretty, but it's a monotonous and confused slog.