In the spirit of a new decade of games, movies, TV shows, and comics, we at IGN have a special announcement: we’re making a change to our scoring system and dropping the decimal from our traditional 100-point scale. That means there’ll be no more 7.1s or 8.9s – not even 6.5s. Just nice round numbers
Star Wars Battlefront 2 reviewed by David Jagneaux on PC. Also available on Xbox One and PlayStation 4. “Almost since the beginning, Star Wars has been a story of redemption from darkness. So, in an ironic sort of way, Battlefront 2 is a better Star Wars game because of its initial fall to the dark
Boneworks reviewed by Gabriel Moss on PC with Oculus Rift S. “What happens when you throw headcrabs, crowbars, and advanced physics puzzles into a dystopian cityscape? If the first thing that comes to mind is Half-Life 2, you’re only half right. Boneworks, by developer Stress Level Zero, is a clear homage to that and several
The ultimate collection of Halo campaigns and multiplayer suites has finally fixed its myriad problems while adding Halo Reach and Halo 3: ODST along the way. Five years after its initial release, The Master Chief Collection is better than ever. This is one heck of a redemption story. #ign #halo #gaming
Phoenix Point reviewed by Dan Stapleton on PC. “As far as I’m concerned, the more takes on the classic X-COM formula of battling alien invasions on both a tactical and global scale the merrier. Phoenix Point has the distinction of being designed by the original creator of that formula, Julian Gollop, and it has some
MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries reviewed on PC by T.J. Hafer. After a tense run-in with some House Kurita forces, I see that one of my employed MechWarriors is apparently going to be out for 57 days wit h injuries. Oh, come on! That’s more paid time off than I’ve ever had in my entire life! Take
The Horsemen ride again in Darksiders Genesis, an isometric action adventure featuring two of the four horsemen of the apocalypse, War and Strife. Reviewed by Mitchell Saltzman on PC. Also available on Stadia. Console versions releasing on February 14, 2020.
It’s like XCOM. It’s really, really like XCOM. Phoenix Point, the long-awaited, twice-delayed game from Julian Gollop, creator of the seminal turn-based tactics series, is more like an expansion than a revolution. So much so that deja vu is impossible to ignore. And yet, much like XCOM, Phoenix Point manages to get its hooks into
Shenmue 3 Reviewed by Kyle Hilliard on PlayStation 4. Also available on PC. The story of Shenmue began 20 years ago, and for its time the original game was an undeniable marvel in video game storytelling and world-building. You lived Ryo Hazuki’s life, developing relationships and maintaining a day job in your Japanese hometown, all
Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts reviewed by David Jagneaux on PC. Also available on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Narrated by Ryan McCaffrey, edited by Michael Huynh. “Unlike a traditional stealth game focused on keeping yourself out of view or secretly taking out unsuspecting foes at close range, in sniping games like Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order reviewed by Dan Stapleton on PC, Xbox One X, and PlayStation 4 Pro. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is the first new single-player Star Wars game in a long time and is developed by Respawn, the creators of Titanfall, Titanfall 2, and Apex Legends.
Planet Zoo reviewed by T.J. Hafer on PC. From Frontier Developments, the makers of Planet Coaster, comes a new kind of theme park sim. This one takes after Zoo Tycoon, letting you build your dream zoo and take care of the animals within. #ign #gaming #planetzoo
Pistol Whip reviewed by Kyle Hilliard on Oculus Rift. Also available on Vive and Oculus Quest. My favorite virtual reality games to date are the ones that find the middle ground between giving you full control over movement and having you stand in place. Pistol Whip deserves comparison to virtual reality highlights like Beat Saber
Terry Bogard DLC Review for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, reviewed by Mitchell Saltzman on Nintendo Switch Terry Bogard is better than okay, he’s kind of amazing in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Here’s our review and impressions on the Fatal Fury’s star in Smash.
Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 reviewed by David Jagneaux on Nintendo Switch. As we’ve come to expect from these bi-annual crossover minigame collections, Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games: Tokyo 2020 packs a colorful and recognizable cast and a fair amount of fun into exciting, bite-sized mini-games that highlight some