Everything wrong with Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Everything wrong with Middle-earth: Shadow of War Adam James@Shasdam Monolith Productions’ Middle-earth: Shadow of War has rightfully been praised by critics for taking everything great about its predecessor—the similarly-titled and Game of the Year-winningMiddle-earth: Shadow of Mordor—and making it better. Nevertheless, some fans are unhappy with the final product, even though it objectively stands out […]

Every Call of Duty game ranked from worst to best

Every Call of Duty game ranked from worst to best Adam James@Shasdam Nobody does warfare like Call of Duty, as evidenced by the series’ staggering sales figures and universal critical acclaim. Over the years, we’ve seen the long-running series run the gauntlet from World War II to battling for the solar system, with virtually everything […]

Video games that were banned in America

Video games that were banned in America Brian Boone@brianbooone In the United States, freedom of expression is guaranteed under the First Amendment of the Constitution. While this means that video game companies can release pretty much any game they want, it doesn’t mean they won’t face consequences in the marketplace when they release a product […]

The most bizarre Zelda mods

The most bizarre Zelda mods Christopher Gates Leave it to gamers to make things weird. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild might be the Nintendo Switch’s flagship title, but the Switch isn’t the only console that’s hosting Link’s latest adventure. The Wii U, Nintendo’s ill-fated follow-up to the massively successful Wii, also received […]

The most bizarre games coming out in 2018

The most bizarre games coming out in 2018 Christopher Gates The most famous character in video games is a chubby former plumber. The next biggest is a bright blue hedgehog who wears sneakers. The industry’s first major icon was a yellow blob who eats ghosts, while one of its biggest franchises is all about capturing […]

Every Assassin’s Creed game ranked worst to best

Every Assassin’s Creed game ranked worst to best Robert Carnevale The Assassin’s Creed franchise is a long-running and storied one for publisher Ubisoft, who’ve put out plenty of sneaking, stabbing, and parkouring assassin adventures over the past decade. As with any series, there’s the good, the bad, and the ugly—which is why we’re here to […]