The Covid-19 pandemic has made 2020 anything but typical. With nearly every major public event cancelled, it's no surprise that E3 would be among the casualties. Yet, despite there not being an actual Electronic Entertainment Expo this year, that didn't stop the big players from still making their obligatory mid-year gaming announcements. So, E3 or no, we've still got plenty of great information to round up for you.
Well, it's finally here. One of the most highly anticipated games of the year has arrived. Ghost of Tsushima. A samurai game of epic proportions from Sony's talented Sucker Punch studio. Though you've probably heard of them from their Infamous and Sly Cooper series, Ghost of Tsushima looks like it might just be there best work yet.
Also out in the last month, a pretty great-looking new entry in the alway enjoyable Paper Mario series; a sequel to 2018's Castlevania-inspired action platformer, Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon, and a console release of 2018's enjoyable action RPG, CrossCode. A Storm is coming. Jump past the break to see more new releases from the last 28 days.
Well, the world hasn't devolved into total apocalypse just yet so why not experience the after-effects of a virtual one in The Last of Us Part II? Sequel to the 2013 Naughty Dog original, as well as one of the very best titles ever to come out for the PlayStation 3, Part II looks to have some pretty big shoes to fill. Thankfully though it seems to be pretty well up to the task. Never let it be said that Naughty Dog isn't consistent(ly good).
Also out in the last three weeks, a Nintendo console port of the arcade version of a Nintendo console classic, Vs Baseball; a console port of the arcade version of the legendary 4-player Konami Western, Sunset Riders; and a PC port of the legendary Neo-Geo arcade fighter, The Last Blade 2. Experience the consequences of Ellie's vengeance, then jump past the break to see more new releases from the last 21 days.
Well, it's the end of May and this month has shaped up to be a pretty decent one for Nintendo fans. First, there was the big announcement about a new Paper Mario game coming in July. Then, we received a multi-platform remaster of a previously Wii U-exclusive title from PlatinumGames; and this week finally saw the arrival of the highly-anticipated Switch remake of the Wii and (New) 3DS critical darling, Xenoblade Chronicles. Here's hoping June can keep the excitement going.
Also out in the past four weeks, a brand new entry in WayForward's generally excellent Shantae series; and an intriguing new multiplayer action-RPG set in the Minecraft universe. I'm really feeling it! Jump past the break to see more new releases from the last 28 days.
The crime rate is rising and law and order are dying, so return to the streets of rage as Axel or Blaze (amongst others) and restore order like only they can. Streets of Rage 4 is the extremely welcome, long overdue follow-up to the legendary Genesis beat 'em up trilogy. This entry brings the series a fresh art style, some new tunes, and a few thoughtful updates to the mostly otherwise classic gameplay. We aren't sure yet whether or not this entry is exactly what we would have had in mind but we are, nevertheless, very grateful it exists.
Also out in the past four weeks, a brand new, tactical-focused entry in the (nearly) always fantastic Gears of War series; a much-anticipated remake of the longtime Japan exclusive, Trials of Mana; and one part of the (also) much-anticipated Final Fantasy VII remake. You know punks are dying when bare knuckles start flying. Jump past the break to see more new releases from the last 28 days.
Well, the Resident Evil 3 remake is finally out and we're pretty stoked about it. Even if the timing is a little inconvenient. After all, not everybody may be in the mood right now to play a virtual survivor scrounging for basic essentials in a city that has been turned upside down by a highly infectious virus. As great fans of the series though, we're willing to look past all that.
Also out in the past three weeks, the latest incredible-looking entry to the Doom franchise (along with it's Nintendo 64-installment predecessor); a much-appreciated GOG release of The King of Fighters XIV; and a long-overdue HD remake of the original Saturn classic, Panzer Dragoon. Face your fears, then jump past the break to see more new releases from the last 21 days.
Well, we're nearly at the middle of March and one of the first big releases of the year is now upon us: Ori and the Will of the Wisps. Sequel to the outstandingly beautiful (and entertaining) 2015 hit, Ori and the Blind Forest, Will of the Wisps looks to be gifting players with even more lovely adventures featuring this bright scrappy hero. Color us excited.
Also out in the past three weeks, a collection of the fantastic Mega Man Zero and ZX games; another new and incredible-looking Arc System Works fighting game called Granblue Fantasy - Versus; and the PlayStation 4 ACA Neo-Geo release of Metal Slug 5. A new journey begins. Jump past the break to see more new releases from the last 21 days.
Rats! GOG and Bethesda have brought Dishonor to us all. Er, Dishonor-ed, that is. All three of them, in fact - - the Definitive Edition of the first entry, as well as the sequel and its standalone expansion, Death of the Outsider. This is particularly exciting news as Dishonored is actually one of the better franchises of the last decade, and now that it's on GOG, you can own it forever!
Also out on GOG from Bethesda this week are Wolfenstein: The New Order and that game's standalone expansion, The Old Blood. Revenge solves everything. Jump past the break to see more new releases from the last three weeks.
With the end of 2019, the 2010s also finally came to a close. And now that we've looked back on all the great games of 2019, it's time to take a look back at the decade as a whole and talk about the titles that really stood out as the very best of the best. It may have been a long 10 years, with lots of changes in the gaming world, but it was chock full of gaming experiences that were absolutely second to none. While it may have pained us to narrow so many fantastic games down to only a dozen, we have done exactly that, just for you. Here are our picks for the 12 best games of the 2010s:
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