Final Fantasy Type-0 HD: The Kotaku Review

The best moments in Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, a new role-playing game that is just as clunky as its title suggests, come not from the main path but from the things you can do during the breaks. » 3/16/15 3:33pm 3/16/15 3:33pm

Sid Meier's Starships Puts You in Command of a Small Space Fleet

We all dream of sitting in the captain's chair, issuing commands and sending our spaceships to explore new worlds or making brilliant tactical maneuvers to destroy the space pirates. Sid Meier's Starships sets out to fulfill those dreams, and it does succeed, but on a smaller scale than I was hoping for. » 3/12/15 8:00am 3/12/15 8:00am

The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D: The Kotaku Review

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Don't Miss The Magical Animated Oscar Nominee Song Of The Sea

Yesterday's Oscar nominations brought a lot of chatter about the Best Animated Film selections, but now that we've all agreed The Lego Movie was robbed, it's the perfect time to spotlight a lovely, dark-horse candidate that did make the list: Song of the Sea. » 1/16/15 10:50am 1/16/15 10:50am

Destiny Review Update: Four Months Later

Four months into its existence, Destiny is a better, more frustrating, more expansive—and ultimately, expensive—game than it was at launch. It's also very different, because after months of tweaks, it has become clearer than ever who we're really playing against: the people who made it. The player's greatest adversary… » 1/07/15 2:19pm 1/07/15 2:19pm

Black Mirror's Christmas Special: A Yuletide Nightmare You Have To See

The idea of Black Mirror, the twisted British dystopian series, having a Christmas special might seem odd. But while White Christmas does give us a dark near future that's not all tinsel and lights, its trio of tales is really all about a truly Christmassy message of compassion and empathy. Spoilers ahead... » 12/17/14 3:51pm 12/17/14 3:51pm

​Phew, The New Game of Thrones Game Is Actually Good

"There will never be a good Game of Thrones video game." For years, those words rang just as true as the Starks' promise of winter. Finally, it feels as though that's changed. » 12/02/14 1:04pm 12/02/14 1:04pm

Super Smash Bros. Wii U: The Kotaku Review

The first time I picked up a controller and turned on the Wii U version of Smash Bros., I felt relief. I was about to play the game the way it was meant to be played: on a TV, with Gamecube controllers, and with as many friends as I could find. » 11/24/14 4:15pm 11/24/14 4:15pm

Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire: The Kotaku Review

It's easy to miss, but the people of Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire whisper about things. Incredible things. Inexplicable things. The sorts of rumors involving legendary Pokémon that sound unbelievable, until you remember you're dealing with a video game, where there is no such thing as a tall tale. » 11/18/14 11:47am 11/18/14 11:47am

​Dragon Age: Inquisition: The Kotaku Review

Dragon Age: Inquisition is a fantasy game. That word—fantasy—is a sort of shorthand, with a bunch of connotations. The word suggests to us that this game has dragons, and elves, and magic. There will be knights, monsters, and probably an evil witch or two. » 11/17/14 7:09pm 11/17/14 7:09pm

Sunset Overdrive: The Kotaku Review

"I started this game collecting trash," my character quipped late in Sunset Overdrive, "and now I'm collecting trash again." She was defending a makeshift boat that was trying to escape the zombie-infested wasteland of Sunset City. It was a thrilling chase scene. So why were we collecting trash in the middle of it? » 10/27/14 1:45pm 10/27/14 1:45pm

The Evil Within: The Kotaku Review

Before The Evil Within came out, I knew that I had to steel myself to be scared by it. But I'd also been nagged by the idea that I should be scared for it, too. As in, fearful on its behalf. It's one of those games that's so heavily freighted by genre and pedigree that expectations were massive. » 10/22/14 3:05pm 10/22/14 3:05pm

Looking back at Utopia Season 2 - The Greatest Show you've never Seen

There's a very good chance that you've not seen Utopia, the now-cancelled British conspiracy thriller that's spent the past year and a half blowing our minds with its messed up dystopic take on the modern world. You should change that very, very soon. » 10/10/14 3:10pm 10/10/14 3:10pm

Middle-Earth: Shadow Of Mordor: The Kotaku Review

Lugdash Broken-Shield. Now there was a tricky orc to assassinate. Until I discovered he was scared of fire. Once I set his minions ablaze, Lugdash dropped everything and fled. I wasn't going to lose the kill, so I chased after him. We both ended up running for a long, long time. » 9/26/14 6:48am 9/26/14 6:48am

Destiny: The Kotaku Review

I'm standing in front of a cave, my assault rifle drawn. I'm shooting at a steady stream of identical aliens. I do this for an hour, hoping an alien will drop a good enough item so I can finally feel okay about walking away. That moment never seems to come. That's Destiny. » 9/22/14 4:18pm 9/22/14 4:18pm

A Face Only A Hardcore Avengers Movie Fan Could Love

When I was young, I would have my parents buy me multiple copies of trooper-style action figures in order to amass a cartoon-accurate army. As an adult collector, I think I'll just stick with the one $239 Chitauri Foot Soldier from Hot Toys. » 8/16/14 5:57pm 8/16/14 5:57pm

Duels of the Planeswalkers 2015: Full Deck-Building, But At What Cost?

The latest installment of the video game version of Magic: the Gathering, Duels of the Planeswalkers, gives players the one thing we've always wanted – the ability to build our own decks from scratch. But the addition of "premium boosters" that cost extra money might completely outweigh it. » 7/25/14 12:40pm 7/25/14 12:40pm