Thanks to overbearing hunger and thirst systems, unintelligent enemy AI, and an utterly forgettable story, Metal Gear Survive is the worst game in the series yet.
With gameplay that will appeal to newcomers and veterans alike, Monster Hunter World is a dense, addicting adventure that hooks its claws into you and never lets go.
Monolith Soft brings the massive open world of Xenoblade Chronicles to the Nintendo Switch, but can it compete with the console’s titanic first-party releases this year?
Star Wars Battlefront 2 has some bright spots, but the game fails to deliver a compelling story campaign and its multiplayer is burdened by the loot box controversy.
Is Nintendo’s improved take on Pokemon Sun and Moon worth playing through once more, or is it too similar to justify another jaunt through the islands of Alola?
Call of Duty: WW2 successfully brings the franchise back to its roots, delivering a solid single player campaign, addicting multiplayer, and a fun Nazi Zombies mode.
Super Mario Odyssey is a spectacular return to form that’ll delight casual players and platforming fans, delivering one of the biggest and best games ever from Nintendo.
The large-scale combat of Dynasty Warriors collides with the heroes and tactics-heavy gameplay of Fire Emblem in a wonderful venture filled with action and ample fan service.
South Park: The Fractured but Whole builds upon the success of The Stick of Truth, delivering an equally hilarious look at superheroes while upturning many video game tropes.
The Evil Within 2 is a significant step forward from the first game in the series, providing tighter controls, a more focused narrative, and no shortage of scares.
Middle-earth: Shadow of War somehow finds a way to improve on the winning Shadow of Mordor formula and create an incredibly dense and entertaining new piece of Tolkien lore.
Nintendo’s updated take on Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga is a worthy remake of the series’ initial entry, bringing with it a fresh coat of paint and some fun extras.
Cuphead delivers a carefully curated balance of gorgeous hand-drawn visuals and unforgiving gameplay. This heavily stylized title is an instant classic.
Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite is a solid fighting game at its core, but the experience is hampered by a boring story mode, glaring roster omissions, and poor graphics.
EA Sports builds upon the existing tried and true base for NHL 18, bringing with it a spectacular new mode called Threes and a much-needed gameplay retool.
Capcom’s spin-off of the Monster Hunter series makes for a surprisingly enjoyable turn-based RPG on Nintendo 3DS, merging addictive mechanics with cutesy graphics.
The first-ever Pokemon fighting game hits the Nintendo Switch following its initial debut on Wii U, expanding upon the experience and delivering a rather worthwhile fight title.
Nintendo reimagines the Game Boy classic Metroid 2: Return of Samus for a new generation of handhelds, maintaining the series’ challenge while giving it some much-needed polish.
Knack 2 is an improvement on the original game across the board with a better balance between brawling and platforming, though it’s not without its flaws.