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20 gorgeous PC games that will punish your graphics card

These graphically intense PC games crank the eye candy to 11—and make your PC sweat while they're at it.

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The Steam Autumn Sale's surprisingly steep game deals feel like the good ol' days

Gears 5 for half-price and $25 for the whole of Hitman 2 make the Steam Autumn Sale feel almost like an old Steam Sale, for the first time in a long time.

Need for Speed: Heat

Need for Speed: Heat review: The best Need for Speed this generation, but the formula's well-worn

Need for Speed: Heat is probably the best series reboot EA's put out this entire console generation, but it arrives as the open-world racing formula is running out of gas.

Planet Zoo

Planet Zoo review: Zoo Tycoon, but for people who want to build bear-themed bathrooms

Planet Zoo's management layer is thin and its construction kit occasionally frustrating, but a cast of lifelike animals and an if-you-dream-it-you-can-build-it spirit make this one of the most charming builders ever.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (2019)

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare campaign review: War never changes, and neither does Call of Duty

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare tries to be a serious (and controversial) commentary on present-day armed conflicts, but it's mostly just another Call of Duty game.

The Outer Worlds

The Outer Worlds review: A stellar argument for deeper games, not wider ones

While it bears surface-level similarities to Fallout: New Vegas, Obsidian's created a deeper and more meaningful role-playing experience in The Outer Worlds, though it can still be frustratingly old-fashioned in regards to combat and...

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GameClub and Apple Arcade: How do they compare?

There's a new gaming subscription service on iOS, and it's remarkably similar to Apple Arcade.

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20 terrifying PC horror games to play with the lights off

Don't be ashamed to curl up in a ball in the corner. These PC horror games will scare the pants off of even hardened gamers.

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6 reasons why the iPad is still the best Apple Arcade device

The Apple TV and Mac may be better on paper, but they fall short in performance and portability.

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Apple Arcade on Apple TV: A compromised 'console'

The Apple TV 4K may deliver similar performance as the Nintendo Switch on paper, but it’s hardly as impressive in practice.

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Apple Arcade is the best part of iOS 13. Now Apple needs to open it up

The stellar service shines a light on just how bad mobile gaming has gotten, but exclusivity is holding it back.

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I played 53 Apple Arcade titles and enjoyed almost every one

Apple Arcade makes a solid first impression, but it has the potential to be much, much more.

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Assassin's Creed: Odyssey's educational Discovery Tour mode is here at last, and better than before

Make Pythagoras mash grapes or learn about Thermopylae from historian Herodotus in Assassin's Creed: Odyssey's version of the Discovery Tour spin-off mode. It's back for a second go-round, and much improved.

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Gears 5 review: War has changed

Gears 5 still feels like a series in need of an identity, but a more charismatic lead and experiments with open-world structure hold promise for the future—even if they don't quite pay off now.

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The 5 best new iOS games of August 2019

Just in time for Labor Day weekend, Dead Cells, Telling Lies, and other gems have made their way to the iPhone and iPad.

Man of Medan

Man of Medan review: Five friends, a haunted ship, and plenty of ways to die

If you've ever watched a horror film and thought "Why are you doing that?" then Man of Medan is your chance to prove you could do better—though launch-day woes provide a different kind of fright.

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WoW Classic is a step back in time—and a step back for World of Warcraft

World of Warcraft Classic splits the MMO into two different games, and so shatters its unique sense of history and community.

Control

Control review: So good, you might finally stop asking for Alan Wake 2

Control is the culmination of Remedy's entire oeuvre to-date, pairing a top-tier action game with a dense story about the Federal Bureau of Control and the unexplainable horrors locked within. Oh, and there's finally a worthwhile...

Wasteland 3

Hands-on with Wasteland 3: A simplified but still satisfying glimpse of the post-apocalypse

Wasteland 3's backer demo is light on the stuff we care about, a.k.a. the dialogue. It looks beautiful though, and there are some smart quality-of-life changes to admire.

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The 5 Mac games you need to play from June and July 2019

Borderlands 2 gets a new expansion, and we've got a great new fighting game, too.

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