The A.V. Club’s favorite games of 2018 so far

Let’s face it: It was pretty much impossible for the games of 2018 to live up to the games of 2017. Like 2007, 1998, and 1993 before it, that’s a year we’re going to be talking about for ages, with loads of boundary-pushing releases. But as we looked back at the games we’ve lost ourselves in over these last six…

God Of War declares its cinematic ambitions with an incredible super-powered fistfight

As far as corporate talking points for video games go, it’s unusual for a publisher to tout that its action epic is presented as if it were shot in one continuous take. Boasting about the sheer size of a game’s world and the dozens of hours of stuff to do in it? Sure. Shouting to the masses that its battles are tense…

God Of War's rebirth makes time for introspection among unmatched spectacle

The new God Of War bears all the hallmarks of a series reboot. There’s no number at the end of its title. It’s retained the series’ main character but changed the time, place, and tone completely, trading out the edgy ’90s-comic-book look and feel of the Grecian originals for the gray, grim retreats of Norse myth.…

The A.V. Club’s 20 most-anticipated games of 2018

The feeling that springs up when looking out over the sea of games currently scheduled to land in 2018 is uncertainty. Uncertainty because some of its heaviest hitters, like God Of War and Monster Hunter: World, are ambitious reimaginings of well-established series. Uncertainty because Electronic Arts’ year-long…

Spider-Man, God Of War, and all the best bits of PlayStation’s underwhelming E3 showcase

Last night it was Sony’s turn to lead the parade of glitzy pre-E3 press briefings, and the showcase delivered a solid, if largely unexciting look at what’s coming to PlayStation 4. The heaviest hitters are still a long way out, as most of the conference’s tentpole games and surprise announcements won’t be launching…

Presenting Gameological’s E3 2016 Super Superlative Awards

We’ve already talked about my favorite games of E3 (part one, part two), but there’s plenty more going on at the Electronic Entertainment Expo than just game demos. The atmosphere of the show can be just as interesting as any game that’s on display and it so often goes unmentioned. E3 might be shrinking, but it’s…