video game review

Halo Infinite: The Foundations of a Franchise

How does one review a greatest hits compilation? You can judge it on sequencing, quality, presentation, but not on originality. Halo Infinite plays like a dream and sounds even better, but it borrows so many ideas from earlier installments...

Video Game Review: Three Kinds of Factories

This is a triple threat review of Factorio, Dyson Sphere Program, and Satisfactory.   Factorio Factorio burst onto the scene in 2016 with an innovative take on the management sim genre that was so well received it has since inspired two successors,...

Mass Effect 3: The End, Finally, Again

And farewell to all that MEss.  I’ve now spent some combined 200 hours playing Mass Effect games over the past few months (with a couple rounds of technical difficulties unrelated to the games themselves near the end), so it’s perhaps...

Mass Effect 2 Legendary Edition: The Dirty Dozen, for the Dozenth Time

I’ve now completed Mass Effect 2 for either the seventh or the eighth time, and I have some thoughts on the matter. First, the occasion: we’re going through all three of the original Mass Effect games in their remastered form,...

The Last Epoch — An ARPG That Cares How Skilled You Are

We cover a lot of ARPGs here on this site -- probably our third-most commonly reviewed genre of game on Goonhammer after Warhammer 40K titles and third-person open world character action games, which makes sense, because this is a...

Hitman 3 — An Uneven Conclusion to the World of Assassination

Last week, we discussed the first two games of the current Hitman trilogy in broad strokes. This week, we’ll be reviewing Hitman 3, which was released January 20th. This article will contain mild story and level spoilers for Hitman...

Hades: Game of the Year, Two Years Running

It is my pleasure to inform you that Hades is, once again, for the second year running, my Game of the Year. Sorry, I don’t make the rules. That’s just how it is. That’s a lie, of course. I do...

Control: Experience the Ultimate Powers-Based Shooter, One Creepypasta at a Time

In 2004, Midway Games -- at this point a shell of the titan that had brought Mortal Kombat to American arcades, only five years away from declaring bankruptcy -- released a title called Psi-Ops: The Mindgate Conspiracy. It was...

Alpha Protocol: The Mass Effect-Like Series That Might Have Been

Alpha Protocol was the greatest FPS RPG franchise that never was. Even today it remains a pretty divisive game for those who remember it; at the time, the Obsidian Entertainment-developed, SEGA-published title was released in 2010 on PC/PS3/Xbox 360 to...

Diving into the lore of Total War: Warhammer with Loremaster Sotek

In the next part of our coverage of the Total War: Warhammer series, we are diving into the lore and setting side of the game. For this task, we called upon an experienced voice in this field, Loremaster of...