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'Days Gone' review: Not bad for a zombie game

May 18, 2019 - 8:00 AM

It’s not a perfect game. It’s not a fantastic game, but it’s not a bad one either.

Game review: 'Devil May Cry 5'

Mar 30, 2019 - 9:25 AM

Watch our video review of Capcom's latest gem, the stylish, impish 'Devil May Cry 5'

Image from Capcom

'Far Cry New Dawn' review: Not a whole lot is new

Mar 18, 2019 - 6:49 PM

'Far Cry New Dawn' feels familiar in both good and bad ways

CAPTAIN APOCALYPSE. The wildlife remains as big of a threat to you as the game's new baddies

‘Jump Force’ review: A fun brawler with a lackluster campaign

Feb 16, 2019 - 8:00 AM

Sadly, the 'Jump Force' campaign mode is fan service done wrong

MIXING IT UP. Sasuke, Goku, and Trunks take to battle. Screenshots from the game.

'Just Cause 4' review: Mindless fun can get old fast

Dec 29, 2018 - 3:03 PM

The game’s mindless fun fails to save it from some uninspired mission design and technical shortcomings

RICO SUAVE. Your secret agent Rico Rodriguez zips through the air ready to take on all manner of baddie. Screenshot from reviewer

Far Cry 5 returns to form with a few tweaks to its known formula

Apr 12, 2018 - 5:00 PM

Change has come, and change is good

'God of War' quick review: All things bright and brutal

Apr 12, 2018 - 3:31 PM

Santa Monica makes some big and bold changes, injecting it with a dose of maturity, but the bloody charm of the old God of War remains

ATREUS. Kratos' son lies at the core of the game's narrative, and is crucial to gameplay as well – a surprisingly nuanced addition to a game that previously only cared about bashing skulls in.

'Seven Deadly Sins: Knights of Britannia’ review: Fan service, guilty pleasure

Feb 13, 2018 - 11:18 AM

The video game does a fine job giving exactly what fans loved the most about the anime: intense combat. It does, however, fall short everywhere else

Courtesy of Bandai Namco Entertainment-Asia

'Monster Hunter: World' review: Something to sink your teeth into

Feb 12, 2018 - 11:37 AM

The newest entry in the popular monster-slaying series is not like the games of the series' past. Learn more in our review

'Headliner' review: A lesson on how news shapes society

Oct 23, 2017 - 6:01 PM

'Headliner' puts you in the shoes of a news publisher, tasked with picking which stories to run amid corporate and personal pressures

HEADLINER. How will you let your days play out? All screenshots from game playthroughs.

A month into 'Destiny 2': What the first 'Destiny' should've been

Oct 18, 2017 - 1:36 PM

'It’s been a month since I first started playing, and I don’t think I’ll be abandoning it anytime soon'

VILLAINOUS INTENT. The bad guy finally has a face

'Uncharted: The Lost Legacy' quick review: Beautiful as ever

Aug 18, 2017 - 7:26 AM

The game looks absolutely beautiful fun exciting with two interesting characters that will keep you playing – everything you’d expect from an Uncharted game

'Ghost Recon: Wildlands' review: A repetitive game that requires creativity

Mar 18, 2017 - 8:00 AM

Does Ghost Recon: Wildlands feed our reviewer s desire for a tactical shooter? Find out in this review of Ubisoft s latest title

'Horizon: Zero Dawn' review: An exhilarating game unlike any other

Feb 25, 2017 - 4:00 AM

The PS4 exclusive is a unique masterpiece with its adrenaline charged combat jaw dropping world and fresh motivating character

'SD Gundam G Generation Genesis' review: Made for the hardcore Gundam fan

Dec 14, 2016 - 11:19 AM

It s the first ever G Generation game to be released in English

'Call Of Duty: Infinite Warfare' review: Memorable but lacking

Nov 24, 2016 - 4:05 PM

Highly recommended if you’re a fan of fast paced action and compelling war stories – whether or not you re tired of the space setting

'Political Animals' tests how far you're willing to go to win the election

Nov 21, 2016 - 12:03 PM

This game from Philippine based studio Squeaky Wheels forces you to question your morals as you plot your way to the presidency

No Man’s Sky review: Explore a vast universe with limited activities

Aug 15, 2016 - 7:01 PM

No Man’s Sky does deliver its promise of endless discoveries and the wondrous experience of space exploration but does it hold up over time? Find out in our review

INSIDE review: A disturbing yet compelling platformer

Jul 28, 2016 - 10:30 AM

Inside is a terrifying suspenseful and compelling game that will suck you in its world in its first few minutes

Rody Fight review: Can you really stamp out crime in 6 months?

May 17, 2016 - 2:15 PM

Does Keybol Games Rody Fight provide a good game beyond its stylish appearance? Read on to find out

Street Fighter V review: The good, the great, and the unfinished

Feb 21, 2016 - 11:00 AM

Depending on who you are and what your experience is with fighting games this latest Street Fighter title could be a great hit or an unfortunate miss

Fallout 4 review: Through the Boston Commonwealth

Nov 30, 2015 - 5:47 PM

Nadine Pacis takes a run through the PlayStation 4 version of the Boston Commonwealth with this Fallout 4 review

FALLOUT 4. Logo from YouTube trailer video

REVIEW: Heroes of the Storm

Aug 26, 2015 - 11:46 PM

Blizzard s new MOBA features heroes from its franchises like Warcraft Starcraft and Diablo

Bloodborne: A bloody good adrenaline rush

Aug 09, 2015 - 3:05 PM

From your waking moments till the moment you conquer your prey Bloodborne’s elements will always build you up to a sweet satisfying and triumphant victory

Elegy for a Dead World review: Scribbles for the sci-fi dead

Mar 14, 2015 - 10:00 AM

At its worst Elegy will make you feel how keenly you lack writing chops At its best it will inspire you to create narratives about 3 worlds from different perspectives

‘The Imitation Game’ Review: Conventional but moving

Feb 06, 2015 - 6:49 PM

His Turing is one wanting to be judged for his unmistakable humanity despite all his quirks and frailties writes Oggs Cruz

Screengrab from YouTube

This War of Mine review – Staying alive

Dec 23, 2014 - 5:21 PM

Karl de Mesa lives through the horrors of war through the eyes of the noncombatants struggling to survive

Alien: Isolation review – Scream, Ripley, scream!

Dec 14, 2014 - 5:10 PM

Karl de Mesa dissects the survival horror game Alien: Isolation and gives some recommendations for who can take the pressure of avoiding Xenomorph slaughter

ALIEN: ISOLATION. Screen shot form YouTube.

Mario Kart 8: The fast, the plumber and the princess

May 19, 2014 - 11:21 AM

Arriving May 30 the newest edition of Mario Kart for Wii U introduces a whole new level of anti gravity gameplay better items and improved social sharing

Injustice leads the superhero smackdown

Apr 27, 2013 - 10:11 AM

Rappler reviews the game Injustice: Gods Among Us

VILLAIN OR HERO? Supervillain Lex Luthor becomes a superhero in the alternate world of Injustice. All images from the official Injustice website

BioShock Infinite takes you to a new high

Apr 12, 2013 - 6:02 PM

BioShock Infinite stands high and above over its predecessors which were already great games to begin with

LEAD ZEPPELIN. The main mode of transport on Columbia are zeppelins and an overhead rail system. All images from the official BioShock Infinite website

Assault fights The Walking Dead apocalypse

Apr 02, 2013 - 6:30 PM

Miss the series? Here s a game to keep you occupied until the next season rolls in

SURVIVOR MODE. Four against hundreds of undead doesn’t seem fair -- at least you have weapons. All photos from the Apple App Store

Cordy 2 will keep you plugged in

Mar 27, 2013 - 5:49 AM

Here s a feel good game to bring some cheer to a solemn Holy Week

GETTING SOME STATIC. The smile on this little robot seems to be stuck on a broadcast loop. All photos from the Google Play Store

Tomb Raider revives ancient history

Mar 19, 2013 - 3:12 PM

Gaming expert Ed Geronia reviews Lara Croft s resurrection

ONLY HUMAN. Bloodied and bruised, it is sometimes hard for Lara Croft to get right back up. Images from the Tomb Raider official Facebook page