The Top 10 Games On Xbox One

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The Top 10 Games On Xbox One

Microsoft broadened the Xbox's focus from being a games machine with the Xbox 360 to an all-in-one entertainment device with the Xbox One. That strategy may not have attracted gamers in the early days of the new-generation transition, and the console continues to recover from those missteps. Even so, the Xbox One is home to an increasing library of great games. In our continually evolving feature, we're highlighting the 10 essential games on Xbox One.

Please note that while the list below contains 10 entries, we aren’t actually ranking them – if a game has made it this far (and managed to stay here), it’s a must-play, period. As such, we’ll be listing entries in reverse chronological order. Also, you’ll find rundown of previous entries at the bottom of the list. While those titles have gotten bumped for bigger and better experiences, they are still all great games in their own right and worth exploring if you’re already caught up on the latest hits.

Capcom’s reinvention of the Monster Hunter franchise not only smooths out many of the series’ rough edges but takes things to the next level. With gorgeous visuals, awesome co-op, a rewarding gameplay loop, and satisfying progression mechanics, Monster Hunter: World is the best entry in the beloved series to date.

New Gameplay Today - Titan Quest On Switch

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New Gameplay Today - Titan Quest On Switch

What were you doing 12 years ago? If you were Dan Tack, you were playing a game called Titan Quest at your local LAN center. If you were Joe Juba, you were reviewing it for Game Informer. If you weren't either of those two people and don't know what Titan Quest is, don't worry – it's out today on Switch, and we check it out in our latest NGT.

It's basically Diablo II, but in ancient Greece. Joe and Tack have fond-ish memories of it, which they share as Joe kills a bunch of satyrs. Look. It was a dozen years ago, so be easy on them for not remembering every tiny detail. 

And on the subject of tiny details, the text is indeed quite small on the Switch's screen. Carry on!

Roundup – The Month Of Metroidvania

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Roundup – The Month Of Metroidvania

A once-neglected category, fans of games inspired by Metroid and Castlevania have been given all they can handle in recent years. From indies running with the torch dropped by companies like Nintendo and Konami to an official remake of Metroid II just last year, the category is booming lately. This has rarely been more evident than it will be over the next month.

Here are six Metroid-inspired titles coming out over the course of the next 30 days.

While not technically in the same month as the rest of the entries, Chasm kicks off a period of excess for the genre. Procedurally generated dungeons and gorgeous pixel-art graphics set it apart from the crowd but look a bit deeper and you’ll find Castlevania-inspired combat and upgradable weapons. Chasm is available for PlayStation 4, Vita, and PC.

Roundup – The Month Of Metroidvania

about X hours ago from
Roundup – The Month Of Metroidvania

A once-neglected category, fans of games inspired by Metroid and Castlevania have been given all they can handle in recent years. From indies running with the torch dropped by companies like Nintendo and Konami to an official remake of Metroid II just last year, the category is booming lately. This has rarely been more evident than it will be over the next month.

Here are seven Metroid-inspired titles coming out over the course of the next 30 days.

Explore the ancient ruins of La-Mulana to learn why horrifying monsters are spilling out from the locale. With tons of monsters to fight and items to find, La-Mulana 2 looks to deliver nonstop action and mysteries to the player. La-Mulana 2 features sprawling ruins and loads of exploration, while doing away with the first game's tutorial, making it a good opening act for a month full of Metroid-inspired games.

Roundup – The Month Of Metroidvania

about X hours ago from
Roundup – The Month Of Metroidvania

A once-neglected category, fans of games inspired by Metroid and Castlevania have been given all they can handle in recent years. From indies running with the torch dropped by companies like Nintendo and Konami to an official remake of Metroid II just last year, the category is booming lately. This has rarely been more evident than it will be over the next month.

Here are six Metroid-inspired titles coming out over the course of the next 30 days.

While not technically in the same month as the rest of the entries, Chasm kicks off a period of excess for the genre. Procedurally generated dungeons and gorgeous pixel-art graphics set it apart from the crowd but look a bit deeper and you’ll find Castlevania-inspired combat and upgradable weapons. Chasm is available for PlayStation 4, Vita, and PC.

EA Sports Needs To Go Further On PC

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EA Sports Needs To Go Further On PC

Madden is returning to the PC platform after a 10-year hiatus, and it's more than past due. Hopefully, porting the series to the PC is just the first step for the series and the company as a whole.

If handled correctly, the PC version of Madden could flesh out the truncated franchise mode for the platform while still including all its regular modes and features. Wanna-be GMs could pour over the various ways to massage the salary cap, have more tools than they currently do to scout for upcoming talent, and wine-and-dine free agents. Owner's mode could even be expanded from the neglected mode it is now. This would naturally be on top of PC amenities like dedicated servers, better graphics/framerate, and mod support.

Over the years, the Madden series has see-sawed between casual and hardcore features, but it won't have to in this case. As the PC audiences for successful sim-franchise titles like Football Manager and Out of the Park Baseball show, the platform is an inviting place for gamers who want depth in this particular area. But unlike those titles, Madden would bring with the other modes it has already built its reputation on, including gameplay that surpasses those found in other sim-based titles.

EA Sports Needs To Go Further On PC

about X hours ago from
EA Sports Needs To Go Further On PC

Madden is returning to the PC platform after a 10-year hiatus, and it's more than past due. Hopefully, porting the series to the PC is just the first step for the series and the company as a whole.

If handled correctly, the PC version of Madden could flesh out the truncated franchise mode for the platform while still including all its regular modes and features. Wanna-be GMs could pour over the various ways to massage the salary cap, have more tools than they currently do to scout for upcoming talent, and wine-and-dine free agents. Owner's mode could even be expanded from the neglected mode it is now. This would naturally be on top of PC amenities like dedicated servers, better graphics/framerate, and mod support.

Over the years, the Madden series has see-sawed between casual and hardcore features, but it won't have to in this case. As the PC audiences for successful sim-franchise titles like Football Manager and Out of the Park Baseball show, the platform is an inviting place for gamers who want depth in this particular area. But unlike those titles, Madden would bring with the other modes it has already built its reputation on, including gameplay that surpasses those found in other sim-based titles.

The Top 10 Games On PlayStation 4

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The Top 10 Games On PlayStation 4

The PlayStation 4 got off to an early lead this generation, and a steady stream of exceptional first-party exclusives, complemented by robust third-party support, has kept it that way. Whether you just picked up a PS4 or have owned one since launch, we’re rounding up the best experiences you don’t want to miss in this continually updated feature.

Please note that while the list below contains 10 entries, we aren’t actually ranking them – if a game has made it this far (and managed to stay here), it’s a must-play, period. As such, we’ll be listing entries in reverse chronological order. Also, you’ll find a rundown of previous entries at the bottom of the list. While those titles have gotten bumped for bigger and better experiences, they are still all great games in their own right and worth exploring if you’re already caught up on the latest hits.

Here are Game Informer’s picks for the top 10 games on the PlayStation 4.

Guy In The Sky: A Week With The Upgraded No Man's Sky (Day 7)

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Guy In The Sky: A Week With The Upgraded No Man's Sky (Day 7)

No Man's Sky debuted nearly two years ago to controversy and mixed reviews (you can read our take on the original version here). Since its release, amidst all the backlash, developer Hello Games has built a strong niche following with consistent free updates that have added content and new things to do, including storylines to chase down and base-building elements. The latest update, simply titled NEXT, brings multiplayer and third-person views have come to No Man's Sky as well as several building mechanic tweaks. Given the new update, we felt it was no better time than to dive into this beautiful galaxy and see if the years and updates have been kind to Hello Games' ambitious opus.

What follows is a journal kept by yours truly that will be updated every day until its completion where we roam the galaxy, in search of new sights, dangers, and missions to undertake.

Well, friends, there's a whole galaxy out there. So let's get to it.

Guy In The Sky: A Week With The Upgraded No Man's Sky (Complete)

about X hours ago from
Guy In The Sky: A Week With The Upgraded No Man's Sky (Complete)

No Man's Sky debuted nearly two years ago to controversy and mixed reviews (you can read our take on the original version here). Since its release, amidst all the backlash, developer Hello Games has built a strong niche following with consistent free updates that have added content and new things to do, including storylines to chase down and base-building elements. The latest update, simply titled NEXT, brings multiplayer and third-person views have come to No Man's Sky as well as several building mechanic tweaks. Given the new update, we felt it was no better time than to dive into this beautiful galaxy and see if the years and updates have been kind to Hello Games' ambitious opus.

What follows is a journal kept by yours truly that will be updated every day until its completion where we roam the galaxy, in search of new sights, dangers, and missions to undertake.

Well, friends, there's a whole galaxy out there. So let's get to it.