SURVIVAL HORROR FTW
Sons of the Forest kicks Starfield to the curb to become the most wishlisted game on Steam
Folks are looking forward to the new experience from the makers of the The Forest.
Zel-don’t to Zel-do
I'd have forever hated this Xbox Game Pass gem if it wasn't for this one menu option
When at first you don’t succeed, just cheat.
A NICE SAMPLING
Steam Next Fest February 2023 Edition - here's some cool demos you need to try
Demos upon demos upon demos.
QUALITY OF LOVE
Core Keeper’s Quality of Love update adds Valentine’s content, instruments, and a visual overhaul
You can even learn to play the ocarina.
BREW IT TO YOURSELF
Game Pass is home to an indie gem that does magic brilliantly
If you want a game that celebrates all the good things about the world of magic in a pleasing, understated way, check out Potion Craft: Alchemist Simulator.
Everspace 2 gets April release date, but won’t launch on Xbox One or PS4
Those of us who patiently await the complete build of Everspace 2 have good news to celebrate, and some bad news.
Knockout City and Crossfire X are the latest live service titles confirmed to be shutting down
Another pair of games for the not-so-live-service pile.
RISE AND GRIND
For one month, one of 2022's best games is free for PlayStation Plus members
Outside of Elden Ring and Pentiment and Tunic, there was another absolute ripper of a game released in 2022: OlliOlli World.
GAME RELEASE DATES
Upcoming video games and 2023 release schedule
Our big, comprehensive list of the video game release dates in 2023 and beyond on all the major platforms, updated daily.
The best modern PlayStation exclusive isn't what you think
Season: A Letter To The Future is 2023’s first true GOTY Contender, and you should make time to play it.
TOP OF THE DROPS
The 30 Best PlayStation Plus Games on PS4 and PS5 [February 2023]
Our top picks for Sony's money-saving subscription service!
BUILD BUILD BUILD
Steam Base Building Fest is almost over - get in on the deals and demos while you can
Build that village, town, base, fortress, what have you.
Xbox and Switch release date set for former PlayStation console exclusive The Pathless
Go on a mythic adventure with an eagle by your side.
SteamWorld Build set for a 2023 release and there's a demo available now
Anno meets Dungeon Keeper with a trademark SteamWorld twist.
EAT YOUR ART OUT
After the success of Pentiment, you need to try this unassuming new Game Pass addition
If you’re thinking “I know about the quirky manuscript game on Game Pass,” you’re probably thinking about something else – this is Inkulinati.
The Pale Beyond will task you with surviving a long winter trapped in ice
Hard decisions will need to be made. But, please keep the dogs alive at all costs.
VG247's The Best Games Ever Podcast – Ep.35: The best game that shouldn't be made into a TV show
Just because you can, doesn't mean you should.
CASH HAEMO ROYALE
The best Xbox Game Pass game costs less than the monthly sub
It achieves more with a handful of sprites and some clever psychology than most AAAs do with infinite budgets.
WIPES GRATEFUL TEARS
Stray is helping save real-life homeless cats
The game is helping raise money for homeless cats at rescues and shelters.
Konami wants more Silent Hill games in the future, if devs have good enough ideas
All you developers out there best get your best writing hats on.
Promising FPS Witchfire gets Nvidia DLSS 3 support, but still no release date
2023 starts off on a high note thanks to a new look at Witchfire.
Xbox Game Pass is hiding a must play game for Final Fantasy and Chrono Trigger fans
Gorgeous pixel art, compelling RPG mechanics, heavy metal turtle racing – what more could you want from a love letter to 16-bit RPGs?
GAME RELEASE DATES
Video game release dates 2022: PC, Xbox Series X/S, PS5, Xbox One, PS4, and Switch
Our big, comprehensive list of all the video games released in 2022 on all major platforms.
Doki Doki Literature Club publisher has another visual horror novel on the way
Developed by the creators of Paratopic, Arbitrary Metric.
Best of 2022: Signalis, and Connor's runner-up choice
One of the best horror games released in decades, and a memorial for a wacky contender.
VG247's The Best Games Ever Podcast – Ep.30: The best game that made you uninstall
Why would you uninstall the best game ever?
Best of 2022: Vampire Survivors – Tom’s one true and only choice for GOTY
I’m not even picking runners-up. Nothing else comes close.
NO FOX GIVEN
2022 Games of the Year: Tunic, and Dom’s other GOTY picks
How a tiny little fox fought off the industry’s most imposing behemoths, armed soldiers, and a superhero team-up.
VG247's The Best Games Ever Podcast – Ep.29: The best game where you don't do much
Sometimes you just want to do nothing and get rewarded.
ID@Xbox Winter Game Demo Event kicks off December 6 with over 20 demos of upcoming games
In partnership with The Game Awards.
KLINGON TO SANITY
VG247's The Best Games Ever Podcast – Ep.28: The best game to play while you wait for Starfield
It's time to boldly go and find another excuse to talk about Bethesda games that aren't out yet.
LOOK TO THE STARS
The free PS Plus Games for December have leaked early
If true, this seems like a stellar selection.
NO WAND REQUIRED
The Knight Witch Review: A magical twist on the genre — lean and engaging
A decent release, just before 2022 vanishes.
Court of Fouls
VG247's The Best Games Ever Podcast: The 6-month Inquisition Special
After 26 episodes it's time to look back at some of the awful decisions Jim has made.
Valheim Mistlands Preview: A truly magical update packed with fresh ideas
The biggest update to the game in a while, Mistlands hopes to appeal to all players with a brand new zone.
Evil West review – One of the year’s best action games let down by outdated level design
Evil West is a fun action game, but it could've been a lot more fun.
GET YOUR VIKING FIX
Aska is a Viking-themed, open-world survival tribe builder going into closed alpha next week
Survive, build, craft, fight, farm, sail, fight mythical creatures, and more.
Must-play Xbox Game Pass horror game has strong Silent Hill vibes
Game Pass subscriber or not, this survival horror deserves your time.
BSOD fans represent
VG247's The Best Games Ever Podcast – Ep.26: The best game that crashed at the worst possible time
It's games that crashed. Don't get smart about this, James? OK?
XMAS CAME EARLY?
Today is a great day to be a Game Pass subscriber
Vampire Survivors, followed by Somerville and Pentiment? Amazing.
We Were Here Forever heads to PlayStation and Xbox with cross-play in January
Can you escape Castle Rock?
VG247's The Best Games Ever Podcast – Ep.25: The best game with a welsh actor in it
Gareth Bale is welsh.
Bin your crusty old Zelda t-shirt, Loewe has finally made gamer fashion cool
Point, click, pose, pose, walk.
Scorn Act 5: How to beat the grenade launcher boss
Your time with Scorn is nearly at an end.
Norse city builder Land of the Vikings looks like it could scratch your Banished itch
We come from the land of the ice and snow from the midnight sun where the hot springs flow.
Nintendo sets an Indie World showcase for later this week
Lock that November 9 date in!
The messy, inside story of controversial UK indie publisher PQube
“There was no room to breathe.”
Signalis Nowhere Walkthrough: How to open the 6 Plates Door
We'll also give you the codes you need for all of those Numberless Keypads.
VG247's The Best Games Ever Podcast – Ep.24: The best game based on a book that nobody who played it has read
We don't talk about book club.
THAT'S THE SPIRIT
Xbox Game Pass' latest addition is a proper little sleeper hit that you need to check out
The hits just keep coming for Xbox Game Pass on console and PC: Ghost Song is getting some impressive review scores, and it's available to play right now