The A.V. Club’s favorite games of 2017 so far

Video games are an incredibly expensive, time-consuming hobby, and the sad reality is none of us have the time to play everything we’d like or ought to—a fact that’s especially hard to swallow in 2017, a year so rich in great and ambitious games. So rather than pretending like we have played everything and presenting…

Awesome Possum is the smarmy, environmentalist video game hero we need

Earlier this week, word got around that Sega is looking to revive some of it dormant properties, which got us thinking about the unused Sega series we’d like to see resurrected. Of course, commenters had plenty of their own suggestions for classic Sega titles that should return and how to modernize them. It’s not a…

Pt. 2—Prey won’t let you forget the cost of leaving your humanity behind

Welcome to our Game In Progress review of Arkane Studios’ Prey, a new sci-fi horror game from the developer that produced Dishonored. This second entry covers everything from Morgan Yu’s arrival in Deep Storage to your first attempt to upload the Coral research. Players can choose for their Morgan to be either male or…

Horizon: Zero Dawn’s case for compassion in the post-apocalypse

Over in this week’s What Are You Playing This Weekend? thread, Shinigami Apple Merchant treated us to another detailed review of what they’ve been playing, this time for Horizon: Zero Dawn. Merchant spoke at length about plenty of ups and downs, but ultimately loved the game and praised its exploration of humanity in…

Press start to continue: Our most anticipated games of 2017

In 2016, a deep well of excellent, surprising releases made gaming a bright spot in an otherwise miserable year. With its breadth of ambitious originals, daring sequels, a new console from Nintendo, and the possible release of two of the most anticipated games of all time, 2017 has us even more jazzed. Here, we’ve…