Dead Space may not have drawn the original blueprint for sound design in modern AAA games, but it arguably proved the strengths of planning a game’s audio direction from the onset of development.
In a year of unyielding anxiety and concern for our futures, 2020 has been nothing short of frightful. But it was also the year that we received Persona 5 Royal, a game that occupied many of my months in isolation.
This year I challenged myself with viewing as many E3 trailers as I could bare to culminate a short list of the few gems that are daring to push video games to new heights.
Yoshi’s Crafted World comes out with its own cardboard cutout aesthetic, complete with some new ideas for the series.
Battlloon is a humble and wholesome game of dodgems featuring a cast of cute and charismatic balloons.
Borrowing from the battle royale craze, Tetris 99 pits the player against 98 others in a block dropping, line breaking, pressure building skirmish to be the last one standing.
With so much nostalgia and praise backing the original, 2019’s Resident Evil 2 remake faces an almost insurmountable rampage of gamer hype. How does it fight back?
Before smartphone and tablet users were blessed with free, downloadable games for their pocket-sized supercomputers, portable gaming was synonymous with a much simpler device.
Mario Kart 7 doesn’t do anything entirely new, but it does refine almost perfectly everything the series has stood for since its inception.
Super Mario 3D Land is a game that simply would not work on your TV screen – but it’s perfect in your hands.
Has Phantom Hourglass impressed, or has the green-clad hero crossed one too many Moblins on his way to the princess?
Not a perfect blend of gameplay and story, but mighty entertaining, Super Paper Mario has plenty of thrills, twists, turns and visits to hell.
Paper Mario has a few noticeable rips and tears here and there, but they’re easy to look past when you plunge into where the game excels.
Rather than being a standard survival horror game, Eternal Darkness serves as a psychological horror, and probably one of the most renowned ones in recent generations.