Crackdown 3 feels like a game unstuck from time, a piece of 2007-era design that sneaked through into 2019, with middling results.
Far Cry New Dawn is the second series overhaul in as many years, with excellent results, but the story continues to underwhelm.
Escaping the cramped corridors of the Moscow subway system, Metro Exodus comes full circle and embraces a S.T.A.L.K.E.R.-esque open-world where it's just you, a map, a gun, and a prayer. It's janky, sure, but we love it anyway.
Plus Two Point Hospital gets custom interiors, Epic gives away copies of Axiom Verge, and Kabal returns to Mortal Kombat. This is gaming news for February 4 to 8.
With New World, Amazon has put the politics of an EVE Online into an historical 17th-century setting. The question is whether players will follow that vision.
We played The Division 2 for more than six hours, covering the beginning hours of the game as well as a single end-game mission.
Plus: Another Fallout 76 patch mishap, Capcom confirms Resident Evil 2 story DLC, and Quantic Dream might go multi-platform once more. This is gaming news for January 28 to February 1.
Crackdown 3 feels average, at a time when Microsoft desperately needs exceptional.
Another notable game, Metro: Exodus, defects from Steam for the Epic Games Store, and slashing the price in the process.
The Lenovo Legion C730 Cube has an eye-catching design, a fairly easy upgrade path, and enough power to play modern games at High settings. And it does it all for cheap.
Plus trailers—so many trailers—for Far Cry: New Dawn, Heaven's Vault, Atomic Heart, Yakuza Kiwami's PC release date, and more. This is gaming news for January 21 to 25.
Sennheiser's GSP 600 could use a price cut, a better fit, and a sleeker look, but the sound quality is phenomenal for gaming purposes.
After an entire day of demo time, we're still not sure whether Anthem features the BioWare-caliber story you'd expect. It plays great, but why you're playing is still maddeningly unclear.
Total War: Three Kingdoms is the biggest shakeup the history-centric side of the series has seen in years—though it's hard to know yet whether it will all come together.
Maybe it's time for Far Cry to stop with the self-serious numbered iterations and just go all-in with the gimmick games, because New Dawn is a much better time than Far Cry 5.