IF IT AIN’T BROKE
The Witcher 3 Next Gen Update: three months on, I’m still not convinced
CDPR is future-proofing its flagship games, but at a cost to today’s players.
GOTTA HAND IT TO EM
Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom features an awesome tribute to Nintendo's ancient past
Did you pick up on the Ultrahand in the latest trailer? And, more importantly, do you know why it's significant?
Anyone with a Netflix account can play one of the most visionary games of the year – for free
Do you want to save the world with ecologically-viable tech? Want to reintroduce wildlife to once-toxic locales? Then do we have the game for you.
Parasite Eve has the energy that Square Enix needs to bring to new IP in 2023
Parasite Eve might be turning 25 years old, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t still a template Square Enix could easily follow for modern success.
Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom has revamped weapon durability, and that's a good thing – here’s why
The most controversial mechanic from Breath of the Wild rears its head again in the new Legend of Zelda game – and I’m glad.
SHOT ON GOAL
A live service game with "no BS" – why the team behind Omega Strikers thinks it can last
With ranked, true crossplay, and "no BS", the team at Odyssey Interactive thinks they're making what gamers want.
HELL IS OTHER PEOPLE
What has the Diablo 4 Beta taught us? Blizzard is back, but we need to be cautious
It’s not just you; everyone seems to have gotten involved with the excellent Diablo 4 beta – but let’s not forget Blizzard’s recent history.
Nvidia’s DLSS offering expands today with 5 new titles and an upgrade for Forza Horizon 5
DLSS is arguably the best reason to own one of Nvidia's newer-generation graphics cards - and today, it becomes a little bit more useful.
How Sherlock Holmes, slick 3D graphics, and Switch exclusivity sets the ambitious Rain Code apart
We speak to writer Kazutaka Kodaka on his detective inspirations, releasing close to FF 16, and more at GDC!
Did Resident Evil 4 inspire this bear horror movie?
Of all the films to take notes from Capcom's survival horror classic, we didn't expect this one.
BAD CHOICE EDITION
The Outer Worlds: Spacer’s Choice Edition is, for now, an expensive downgrade
Questionable visual changes and abysmal performance mean this remaster should head back to spacedock for a refit.
The Layers of Fear remake will not have that baby running into a wall
While it was considered as an easter egg, the game's much-memed endless child wipeout has been removed from the canvas.
We played the cheapest games you can buy on Nintendo Switch, but are they any good?
Sorting the trash from the treasure with the cheapest Nintendo Switch bargains, so you don't have to.
Playable Amy is great, but Sonic Origins Plus is pointless if it doesn’t address the original’s problems
Sonic Origins Plus is making a splash with playable Amy Rose. But Amy and her hammer won’t be worth squat if the rest of the game isn’t fixed.
VG247's The Best Games Ever Podcast – Ep.44: The best game where you'd swap places with the main character
Surviving most video games would be hell, but some of them let you just chill out on a beach.
The first major update for Thrustmaster’s eSwap controller is here – and it’s as genius as it is weird
Thrustmaster’s modular controller takes a big leap into new areas with its first genre-specific add-on. It’s weird, but… it kinda works, too.
LORE AND ORDER
What makes Redfall different to other Arkane games? It’s all comes down to trust
Conversations with friends? No, this isn’t a Sally Rooney novel, but an intriguing mechanic in Arkane’s latest sci-fi romp.
Stalker, Far Cry 2, and, well, Arkane: Redfall proudly wears its most obvious influences on its bloody sleeve
The trailers don’t do it justice: Redfall looks great, feels great, and promises something great – if Arkane can overcome an age-old problem.
TANKS FOR NOTHING
Resident Evil 4's tank controls were not, and are not, a problem
You got a problem with tank controls in the original Resident Evil 4? Or are you just secretly miffed at the camera?
LONG TIME COMIN’
One of 2023's best games is already being forgotten – even though it’s on Game Pass
There’s a good side and a bad side to having some of the best games come to Game Pass on Day One…
Lego 2K Drive: I’m in for a new Lego Racing game no questions asked – but what we really need is Lego Island
Could this rumoured new game be the start of Lego returning to its more experimental era? If so, then I have an idea...
Oblivion: Somehow, 17 years have passed since The Elder Scrolls went mainstream and changed gaming forever
From Fallout to The Witcher, Oblivion paved the way for console-friendly RPGs to become the dominant force they are today.
What are you playing this weekend?
Es un fin de semana de Diablo!
Before you rush to buy the discounted Steam Deck, know what you’re buying – some essential tips
I love my Steam Deck, but there’s a limit to what it can do.
If you want a real taste of hell, you should play Diablo 4 on Hardcore mode
Let’s be honest here, the real Diablo experience lies in the threat of permadeath – not this softcore nonsense.
Atlas Fallen has great combat and that joyous single-A energy
If you like your games slightly wonky – but effortlessly charming – Atlas Fallen is likely for you.
GET TO THE POINT
VG247's The Best Games Ever Podcast – Ep.43: The best game that takes ten or more hours to get good
A sewage pipe that leads to an ocean.
I booted a boombox around Sons of the Forest so you don't have to
Who says silence is golden? I went on a quest to bring music to my Sons of Forest base.
X GON GIVE IT TO YA
Metroid Fusion remains the scariest 2D game ever
The Metroid franchise has never been too cheery, but GBA’s sole new Metroid entry cranked the spook factor up to eleven. 21 years later, it still unnerves us.
HOUSE OF THE GUNDEAD
Devolver is releasing a new light gun shooter into arcades – but what we really need is a home port
Dodge Roll's latest, House of the Gundead, belongs in arcades, sure... but I bet a lot of players would be happier seeing it in their own homes.
Switchback VR for PS VR2 is so scary I genuinely had concerns for my health
Do you like the idea of a stomach-churning rollercoaster, but with added jump scares and general terror?
HERE'S TO 10 MORE
10 years of Warframe | The ups, the downs… and what to expect in the next 5 years of 'mapped out' content
We speak, once again, to Rebecca Ford about where the game stands, and learn a little about the next five years of mapped out content.
PS5 Pro? Even if the spurious rumors are true, right now I just don't care
At this point in the generation, with how it's all gone so far, do we really need a PS5 Pro? I don't think so, really.
LUCKY RABBID FOOT
Please, Nintendo, let Mario take on more mature genres
Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope has reminded us of all the potential out there for the Mario franchise outside well-trodden sports games and safe spinoffs.
SMELL OF THE GAME
With Guilty Gear Strive, Game Pass finally has a fighting game worthy of the Series X
Arc System Works’ gorgeous fighter is more than just a solid 2D fighting game oozing with style; it’s a graphical masterclass.
IT'S ABOUT TIME
20 years ago, Prince of Persia: Sands of Time proved we don’t need remakes
Rewinding back to a time when reboots were good, and necessary, and different.
One of the greatest, grizzliest roguelikes is on Game Pass, and you need to play it now
Darkest Dungeon is punishing, grim, and upsetting – yet still somehow one of the most compulsively playable games on Game Pass.
LISTEN TO A TALE
The Lord of the Rings: Gollum trailer tells more of the story
Learn what Gollum has been up to since losing his Precious.
13 years later, Final Fantasy 13 still tells one of the series’ most ambitious stories
The worst Final Fantasy? It’s not as crystal clear as it seems.
Sons of the Forest: 5 horror films you didn't know inspired the game
The hottest game of the moment has been heavily inspired by some of cinema's greatest horror hits – but do you know which?
VG247's The Best Games Ever Podcast – Ep.42: The best game you could complete as your real self
Could you be... a plumber?
The Xbox Series S is the best value in gaming – that doesn’t mean it isn’t also a problem
The Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S were always supposed to be treated the same, but the reality of that promise is starting to show its teeth – and it's not good news.
SQUAD IS VEXED
Destiny 2 Lightfall’s latest hidden Exotic quest reminds me why I still love the game, despite everything
How can one little mission smuggled into a weekly update make me shake my head and say ‘oh Destiny’ all over again?
BRAWL CHOKED UP
Like it or not, the Smash Bros series wouldn’t be what it is without its most maligned entry
In defense of everyone's least favourite Super Smash Bros. game.
ALL FLAGS FLYING
Elden Ring’s open world made it more accessible to new players, so how does Wo Long do the same without one?
One very clever design decision in Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty may not get the love it deserves, but its effects are transformative in making the game more accessible to new players.
FINDING YOUR WAY
Could this love letter to collectors be the next big MMO this year? Our Wayfinder preview
Wayfinder has a good heart and a lot of promise, but can it survive in the Live service hell of 2023?
ON THE OTHER HAND
The scariest thing about Sons of the Forest... is a finger
There's a lot to be scared of in Endnight Games' latest Steam Early Access project – but it's the digits that do me in.
ONE NIGHT STRAND
Destiny 2 Lightfall, one week later – the good, the bad, and the very, very ugly
Bungie has once again kicked it out of the park with some elements of Destiny… but completely dropped the ball with others. It’s becoming a pattern.
A HARDWARE'S NIGHT
Bring back incredible video game peripherals, you cowards
What do slot machines, party games, and arcades all have in common? The best thing about them is dying.
MONEY FOR OLD OAK
Pokemon Trading Card Game Classic is a stroke of genius
Revisiting the classic Pokemon TCG experience with a premium new set may seem like an odd move, but it's a very, very canny one.