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…
JUST PARANORMAL MEN
Paranormasight: The Seven Mysteries Of Honjo is a must-play for Danganronpa, Zero Escape, and Japanese horror fans
A surprise Square Enix horror visual novel is just what I needed to curl up with, even if it did get under my skin.
Wo Long Weapons Guide | Best weapons, best early weapon, best deflect weapons and all weapon types explained
You’re given a sword at the start of the game, but should you keep it? What is the best weapon for deflecting? Our Wo Long weapons guide explains.
Wo Long New Game Plus: How to begin Rising Dragon difficulty and how to get 5-Star gear
New Game Plus doesn’t work in Wo Long like it does in other games, so let us explain how to access it, and what it does.
Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty review – How to make friends and annihilate people
As great as Team Ninja’s tidal, back-and-forth take on the Souls-like formula is, some small regressions keep it from landing a killer blow.
Cue The Music
A video game has won a Grammy for the first time, and it was DLC
Congrats to Assassin's Creed Valhalla, a game that came out in 2020.
Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty is getting one last demo before it launches
And this time the demo is on PS4 and Xbox One too.
I R WINNER
Age of Empires 2 on Xbox: How AI helpers are giving the console real-time strategy genre a new lease of life
Making an RTS work on console is no mean feat, but World's Edge has come up with some advanced tools that make the console experience as enjoyable as the PC one.
ISHIN FOR A FIGHT
In remaking Like a Dragon: Ishin, the devs wanted to make everything faster – here’s why
RGG Studio director Hiroyuki Sakamoto explains why the remake of a game that never made it West improves on the original version.
I was supposed to play loads of Like a Dragon: Ishin, but I spent two hours in chicken racing instead
Like a Dragon: Ishin keeps the Yakuza tradition of amazing mini-games alive, with a touch of human soul.
EAT YOUR ART OUT
After the success of Pentiment, you need to try this unassuming new Game Pass addition
If you’re thinking “I know about the quirky manuscript game on Game Pass,” you’re probably thinking about something else – this is Inkulinati.
THE PAST OF US
2022 Games of the Year: Pentiment, and Jim’s other picks
A time-machine fuelled by the power of art, a comic book epic about sharing your feelings, and one of the most inventive RPGs we’ve seen in decades.
Hitman rules, and Ubisoft needs to take note for Assassin's Creed Mirage (and beyond)
The next Assassin’s Creed entry is a golden opportunity to turn the franchise’s signature assassinations into more flexible and memorable sequences a la Hitman.
Court of Fouls
VG247's The Best Games Ever Podcast: The 6-month Inquisition Special
After 26 episodes it's time to look back at some of the awful decisions Jim has made.
BSOD fans represent
VG247's The Best Games Ever Podcast – Ep.26: The best game that crashed at the worst possible time
It's games that crashed. Don't get smart about this, James? OK?
ALTAÏR WE GO
15 years of Assassin’s Creed: Why there’s never been a better time to replay the first game
The game that changed everything.
REQUIESCAT GAME PASS
Pentiment shows the true value of Game Pass
Games with niche appeal but of huge cultural value benefit from the subscription model.
ARS GRATIA ARTIS
Pentiment review: a wonderful tapestry of historical intrigue, and a welcome treat for Game Pass users
Nobody expects a lavish ink commission.
VG247's The Best Games Ever Podcast – Ep.25: The best game with a welsh actor in it
Gareth Bale is welsh.
BUST SOME GHOSTS
Dead End Job and Praetorians - HD Remaster are your November Xbox Games With Gold offerings
Two very different offerings.
The Valiant: 3-player co-op let's play with a History Expert who isn't just a man in a costume.
A seasoned professional helps us defend pilgrims on the road.
A Plague Tale: Requiem will let you leg it to the end
Asobo Studio's blockbuster sequel wants you to know that stealth isn't everything.
A Plague Tale: Requiem review – an essential Game Pass encore, in sickness and in health
The cinematic sequel to A Plague Tale: Innocence wants you to think long and hard about who you are, and what you’ve done.
THE MAD RATTER
A Plague Tale: Requiem refines and expands on the original like every good sequel should
The rat apocalypse gets a blockbuster encore in the style of Aliens or Terminator 2.
Company of Heroes 3 has been delayed to 2023
Nothing survives the delay-apocalypse of 2022, not even Company of Heroes 3.
Die, nasty warriors
Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty – Xbox Game Pass hit-in-waiting is the best of Nioh, with just a hint of Elden Ring
Move over Nioh, there’s a new upstart coming for the FromSoftware crown, and it’s quicker and more vicious than anything that’s come before.
Play the Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty time-limited PS5 or Xbox Series X|S demo right now, or suffer immense regret
Surprise! There's a new Team Ninja demo out right now, and anyone that clears it will get bonus items in the final game when it launches in 2023.
CREED ALL ABOUT IT
Assassin's Creed Mirage proves that less is more
Mirage represents a Unity of past and future.
Ubisoft is experimenting with “standalone multiplayer experiences” for Assassin’s Creed
The Assassin’s Creed Project Infinity platform may play host to multiplayer experiences for the series.
Assassin’s Creed Codename Red will finally take the series to Japan – just don’t expect it soon
It’s been 15 years, but the Assassin’s Creed series is finally setting sail for Japan with Codename Red.
in the baghdad
Assassin’s Creed Mirage arrives 2023, drops RPG elements, wants to go “back to the series’ roots”
The story of Basim Ibn Ishaq will take place 20 years before Valhalla, and offer a more classic Assassin’s Creed experience.
Steelrising tips to help you run the French Revolution like clockwork
Before you start pirouetting and clickety-clanking your way through 18th Century France, our Steelrising tips are required reading.
Does Steelrising provide a much-needed Bloodborne fix?
Jim and Connor talk about Steelrising, and whether it can provide that souls-like juice we've been craving.
hugo your own way
A Plague Tale: Requiem will easily take the title of this year's most harrowing Xbox Game Pass game
The story of Hugo and Amicia doesn’t get any easier in A Plague Tale: Requiem – in fact, it’s getting much, much nastier.
Where’s your Ed at
You can play the best Assassin’s Creed game from today on PS Plus Premium
Ubisoft's best entry in the long-running Assassin’s Creed series can be downloaded now, for anyone on PS4 or PS5. You should play it.
Company of Heroes 3 release date set for November, and you can play part of the North African Operation early
The mission is live and free to try for one week.
long live piracy?
Assassin’s Creed Liberation is getting delisted, but people that own it will still be able to access it
Assassin's Creed Liberation HD has been pulled off Steam and is soon going to be unplayable even if you've bought it.
It sure looks like Sucker Punch is hiring for Ghost of Tsushima 2
New job ads for the Sony studio seem to suggest a new, unannounced open world stealth game is on the horizon.
Rat in a cage
A Plague Tale: Requiem gets action-packed new gameplay trailer
Sneaking, slingshots and rats galore!
Mafia 3 developer Hangar 13 faces more layoffs following recent lead departures
Since Mafia 3 launched in 2016, Hangar 13 has received two rounds of layoffs, making this the third in recent years.
we're being invaded
What is Axis Invasion in Sniper Elite 5?
Everything you need to know about invading, and defending yourself against invaders in Sniper Elite 5's Axis Invasion mode.
Game Pass got me to download Sniper Elite 5, but its strong MGS and Hitman vibes are what have me hooked
Sniper Elite 5 may have the appearance of yet another one of those, but it hides an ambitious and fun stealth game underneath.
One & Dunkirk
Call of Duty: Vanguard underperformed because no-one wanted a WW2 game, says Activision
No, don't blame the game's quality, or the controversy around the publisher, or the Warzone focus – it was World War II that was the problem. Obviously.
Let Them Eat Scrap
Steelrising first gameplay trailer has a lot of clanking, updated release date
The Souls-like was originally expected to launch in June.
Hold The Ap-Plourde
Far Cry 3 creative director leaves Ubisoft after almost two decades at the company
The director has gone on to form an "independent creative consultancy."
Patch Me Up
Sucker Punch isn't "actively working" on any more patches for Ghost of Tsushima
The studio confirmed this its final planned patch for the game.