The new No More Heroes is a love letter to tons of great games you should play instead

Here’s a conundrum: What do you do if you’re a celebrated game developer in love with the vibrant, independent state of the modern indie games movement, but who just can’t seem to find a way to tap into its freewheeling, play-focused vibe? If you’re Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes co-director Suda51, the answer…

Giant robots, zombies, and Winnie The Pooh: Here are our most anticipated games of the winter

2018 was a great year for games, dominated by a couple of huge console releases and a bunch of brash, finely tuned indie efforts. But, perhaps looking to avoid squaring up alongside Red Dead Redemption, a ton of games have scampered to the relative safety of this winter, leading to a bumper crop of major Japanese…

The ostentatious Gris has got one thing going for it: A damn fine double-jump

I cannot say that I am entirely sold on Gris, the extremely art-directed game from the Spanish studio Nomada. Credit must be given for the boldness with which it stakes out its visual space, full of fluttering, seemingly hand-drawn animations and big washes of watercolor paint, all arrayed into a surprisingly large…

Battlefield V’s campaign tries to argue that WWII had very fine people on both sides

This week, EA released “The Last Tiger,” the final mission for Battlefield V’s single-player campaign. Unlike the rest of the game, which has you fighting Nazis from various perspectives throughout World War II, “The Last Tiger” actually puts you in the jackboots of a German tank commander as he tries to defend…

The A.V. Club’s favorite games of 2018

The A.V. Club hasn’t traditionally structured its year-end round-up with some authoritative ranking, choosing instead to look back at the myriad experiences we had in games over the year and sorting for the ones we really, truly liked. The result is a list that’s as true to our writers and their own predilections as…

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