Final Fantasy 8 Remastered is the best way to experience the JRPG classic, but some aspects of the game haven't aged well.
Gears 5 is the complete package, with a compelling campaign, entertaining multiplayer, and a Horde Mode that will keep players engaged for hours.
Blair Witch certainly has its shortcomings, but it's easily the best thing to happen to the franchise since the original Blair Witch Project movie.
The Dark Pictures: Man of Medan is not quite as polished as Until Dawn, but it's still an effective horror gaming experience with a great story.
Remnant: From the Ashes is a thrilling co-op experience with satisfying progression and loot that make it hard to put down.
Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey drops gamers into 10 million BC without much advice and tasks them with surviving and evolving for 8 million years.
Control offers over-the-top action, a bizarre but interesting story, and a focus on fun over realism that helps solidify it as one of the year's best.
The Blackout Club squanders its promising premise of a 4-player co-op adventure with repetitive gameplay and a lack of compelling content.
Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order is a dull, often frustrating hack and slash game that falls far short of the legacy of its predecessors.
The multiplayer implementation in Dragon Quest Builders 2 is disappointing, but there's still plenty of fun to be had with the game.
Wolfenstein: Youngblood attempts to take the franchise in a new direction by focusing less on linear narrative and more on co-op and progression.
Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled has more content than most other kart racers in existence, but the game's stiff difficulty will be polarizing for players.
Super Mario Maker 2 offers a short but sweet story mode and even more robust level creation tools, with truly impressive user-created levels that are a blast to play.
Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is exactly what fans expect from a Koji Igarashi-produced Metroidvania, though the Switch port definitely has its issues.
The Sinking City is yet another Lovecraftian horror game that fails to live up to expectations, largely thanks to a flood of technical issues and tedious gameplay.
Trover Saves the Universe is a hilarious game that fans of Justin Roiland will likely have a lot of fun with, but the platforming and combat are as basic as they can be.
Darkwood succeeds in creating a haunting atmosphere that will leave even veteran horror gamers on edge, but it has its fair share of tedious moments as well.
Team Sonic Racing's co-op racing gimmick fails to elevate it above being an average kart racer, and its roster of racers feels lackluster compared to previous games.
Slay the Spire is one of the best deck-building games we've played, featuring addicting, strategic combat blended with a satisfying roguelike gameplay loop.