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A stellar retro shooter marred by some frustrating bugs.
That’s a’mora for shmup lovers.
Final Fantasy’s swansong for the original PlayStation still delights.
And you thought your high school experience was tough…
Art imitates life in more ways than one.
Cook or be cooked in this fun couch co-op game.
Now you’re playing with super power.
Aran so far away...
Evolution or revolution?
Some kind of monster ... hunter.
Look who's Knack in town.Resident
Is the third time a charm?
Mario brings out the big guns.
Never has the union of masked men and cat-eared humans been so bittersweet.
The guy with the dragon tattoo.
Like a blast (processing) from the past.
Pick a tile, any tile...
Nintendo's colorful shooter tries to stay fresh while aiming for gameplay that's off the hook in this sequel.
Captain Olimar gains a new perspective in this less stressful, 2D-sidescrolling Pikmin adventure.
Embark in a charming RPG adventure using characters based on friends, family or whatever your creative mind desires.
Revisit the land of Ivalice once more in this key turning point for the modern Final Fantasy series.
Action JRPG meets city-building in this charming game by the creator of the "Secret of Mana" series.
Build your own role-playing game on the go with RPG Maker Fes for the Nintendo 3DS.
Hey, you got a roguelike in my shmup!
No, it's not a magical "kitsune." But Nintendo's new ARMS game is still magical in its own right and features one of the best instances of motion controls yet.
A beloved franchise returns with a polarizing twist.
Wanna feel like Neo in the Matrix? Superhot VR’s got you covered with what some consider the definitive experience in the budding virtual reality genre.
Hey, you got Dark Souls in my sci-fi game! Here's a look at an interesting Souls-like game with a robotic flair.
You're not the boss of me!
The dysfunctional Mishima family saga reaches its climax in Tekken 7, which features lots of drama, tight combat and, uh, volcanoes. I mean, we’re talking about Heihachi and Kazuya Mishima after all.
People with dog and cat ears. Bath house scenes. A protagonist with amnesia. If that doesn’t sound like the ingredients of an otaku-friendly Japanese narrative, then I don’t know what does.
The devils are in the details, literally and figuratively as the most feature-packed entry in the popular tactical RPG series Disgaea hits the Nintendo Switch.
Revisit the arcade king of the 1990s with upgraded graphics or classic mode for old-school purists. Does this iteration hold up?
Boy meets girl. Or is it girl meets boy? Two childhood friends find themselves in the middle of a royal powder keg as two warring kingdoms threaten to tear apart the land. A modern take on 1992's "Fire Emblem Gaiden" for the Nintendo Famicom, "Shadows of Valentia " is a remake done right.
Prepare to die again and again in this Metroidvania game with Roguelike elements and classic 8-bit charm.
Smart steering and auto-acceleration make Mario Kart 8 Deluxe for the Nintendo Switch the most accessible and family-friendly racing game yet. Plus the return of a full-fledged Battle Mode.
NetherRealm Studios’ unique take on DC Comics combat returns with a meaty story mode, solid mechanics and a Multiverse’s worth of extra features to keep players busy in Injustice 2. And yes, Superman and Wonderman are still insufferable.
An isolated space station. Hostile aliens that wanna get 'cha. What could possibly go wrong? On the plus side, you at least start out with a wrench and the world's best glue gun.
Ah, yes, youth and their youth-angsty problems. Battle a virtual idol’s minions as you try to escape the “perfect” world in this JRPG with classic Persona vibes.
Gaming bliss comes in a bright yellow raincoat in this suspense-horror platformer that will delight fans of Limbo and Inside. Just watch out for those gluttonous guests. They’ll literally eat you up.
More 2016 reviews
- Touhou Genso Rondo Bullet Ballet
- Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Spirit of Justice
- Shiren the Wanderer: Tower of Fortune and Dice of Fate
- Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
- God Eater: Resurrection
- The King of Fighters XIV
- Style Savvy: Fashion Forward
- Metroid Prime Federation Force
- Jojo's Bizarre Adventure: Eyes of Heaven
- Street Fighter V
- Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens
- INSIDE game review
- I Am Setsuna
- Monster Hunter Generations
- 7th Dragon III Code VFD
- Umbrella Corps.
- Mario & Sonic at 2016 Rio Olympic Games Wii U
- Minecraft Wii U Edition
- Tokyo Mirage Sessions ?FE
- Tropico 5
- Odin Sphere Leifthrasir
- Dungeons 2
- Kirby Planet Robobot
- TMNT: Mutants in Manhattan
- Doom (2016)
- Disney Art Academy
- Valkyria Chronicles Remastered
- Langrisser: Re: Incarnation Tensei
- Pocket Card Jockey
- Chronicles of Teddy
- Ori and the Blind Forest Definitive Edition
- Pokemon Rumble World Package Edition
- Star Fox Guard
- Star Fox Zero
- Quantum Break
- Aegis of Earth: Protonovus Assault
- Bravely Second: End Layer
- Dark Souls III
- Mind Zero
- Minecraft Story Mode Epsiode 5: Order Up!
- XBlaze Code Embryo
- Hyrule Warriors Legends
- Mario & Sonic at the Rio Olympics 3DS
- Pokken Tournament
- The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD
- The Walking Dead: Michonne
- Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2
- Pokemon Picross
- Far Cry Primal
- Fire Emblem Fates: Special Edition
- XCOM 2
- Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth
- Final Fantasy Explorers
- LEGO Marvel's Avengers