Age of Empires: Definitive Edition might always live in the shadow of its younger sibling, but Forgotten Empires has crafted a gorgeous update for diehard fans of the original or fans of ancient history.
As it enters its third year, Rainbow Six Siege remains an unparalleled achievement in first-person shooter design. So...where is everyone else?
Plus: Free weekends for Rainbow Six Siege and Overwatch, and a slew of release dates including Warhammer: Vermintide II and Where the Water Tastes Like Wine. This is gaming news for February 12 to 16.
EA's latest "On the House" offering is a repeat, with free copies of Dead Space up for grabs.
A community-made mod replaces Kingdom Come: Deliverance's horrible Saviour Schnapps mechanic with a more flexible save system.
Kingdom Come: Deliverance is equal parts unique and janky. We've spent 20-odd hours in the Holy Roman Empire circa 1400—throwing manure at people's houses, killing bandits, and trying to earn enough money to buy clothes.
Cities: Skylines's thoughtful DLC and active modding community has basically transformed the game into its own sequel.
Plus: The Surge secures a sequel, Civ IV designer Soren Johnson has a new project, Sunless Skies details development woes, and Vampyr nabs a release date. This is gaming news for February 5 to 9.
Celeste is the best precision platformer since Super Meat Boy. It's also an amazing parable about depression. The way those two combine is what makes it so endearing.
It's (thankfully) just a rumor, and a thin one at that, but a potential Microsoft acquisition of Valve could spell the end of PC gaming as we currently know it.
Plus: Hollow Knight teases its third free expansion, EA says real-money microtransactions will return to Battlefront II in the near future, Paragon and Gigantic announce shutdown dates, and more. This is gaming news for January 29 to February 2.
Surviving Mars shows why you shouldn't sign up for the first colony on Mars. The second group might be okay though.
Age of Empires: Definitive Edition's closed beta has its fair share of issues, but it looks absolutely incredible for a game that's now over 20 years old.
People love The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild for encouraging players to explore its world instead of reducing everything to icons—and that's exactly why I loved The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind years ago.
Plus Pillars of Eternity II and The Banner Saga 3 get release dates, and DICE teases a complete overhaul of Star Wars Battlefront II's multiplayer. This is gaming news for January 22 to 26.
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