Oblivion's connection to Discworld is a legacy worth celebrating
From The Elder Scrolls to Tomb Raider, Terry Pratchett had a profound influence on the world of video games.
VG247's The Best Games Ever Podcast – Ep.38: The best game you'd never believe was from that developer
Sometimes a game developer just goes off-piste, and the results are wonderful.
NOT LIVE OR KICKING
Why are all the games dying? The Thursday Nite Rant
From Apex Legends Mobile to Knockout City, dozens of live service games are being killed off.
LICENCE TO ILL
Goldeneye on Xbox Game Pass is a bitter disappointment
Compared to the abandoned 360 remaster, this re-release is a painful reminder of what could have been.
FRIENDS LIKE THESE
VG247's The Best Games Ever Podcast – Ep.37: The best game with followers you would never hang out with IRL
NPCs are annoying, needy, and dumb. But unlike your kids, you don't need to like them.
VG247's The Best Games Ever Podcast – Ep.36: The best game that really needs a remake
Games tend to age badly, and sometimes that's a tragedy.
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.
Wo Long Fallen Dynasty is a Souls-like that gives you a helping hand
Dark Souls too lonely? Elden Ring too daunting? Game Pass has got your back. Kinda.
GIRTH OF THE WILD
VG247's The Best Games Ever Podcast – Ep.34: The best game that suffers from bloating
Whether it's mince pies or side-quests, you can always have too much of a good thing.
THE FATHER OF MAGIC
The best time to make a new Discworld game was 10 years ago – the second best time is now
Britain’s best fantasy author is criminally overshadowed by its worst. But video games have the power to redress the balance.
The Callisto Protocol proves that crunch is dumb and doesn't work - The Thursday Nite Rant
Middling scores, poor user reviews, and myriad technical issues: did those 15 hour days really pay off?
VG247's The Best Games Ever Podcast – Ep.32: The best game of 2023
Can our panellists predict the future? No, obviously.
MISTLETOE AND WHINE
VG247's The Best Games Ever Podcast – Ep.31: The best game that reminds you of Christmas
Special guests from across the games media join us in the spirit of togetherness.
VG247's The Best Games Ever Podcast – Ep.30: The best game that made you uninstall
Why would you uninstall the best game ever?
THE PAST OF US
2022 Games of the Year: Pentiment, and Jim’s other picks
A time-machine fuelled by the power of art, a comic book epic about sharing your feelings, and one of the most inventive RPGs we’ve seen in decades.
The Witcher 3 Next-Gen Upgrade: Should I Choose Raytracing or Performance?
It's a long-awaited upgrade, but now console players are faced with a stark choice.
People in small apartments deserve better driving games: Thrustmaster T128 review
A sim-wheel that’s unapologetically designed for cluttered desks.
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.
Gaming gift guide: The best Christmas gifts for gamers that aren’t video games
Stuck for what to buy your gamer kids for Christmas in 2022? Need to get a present for your nerd spouse? We’ve got you covered.
Synced: Off Planet is another live service shooter set in an apocalyptic future
If you like that sort of thing, 2023 is your year, it seems.
NEED FOR EXPOSURE
NFS Unbound is great, why didn't EA tell anyone? The Thursday Nite Rant
Need For Speed has finally found its identity, but the publisher almost seems ashamed of it.
LAST MINUTE HEROICS
Midnight Suns is a surprise late contender for Game of the Year
Firaxis finally gives us an Iron Man Mode we can all enjoy.
Marvel's Midnight Suns review: Firaxis assembles its most joyful game to date
The feelgood game of the year is a strange, stark contrast to XCOM.
GERALT OF NVIDIA
The Witcher 3 is getting a next-gen upgrade, but does it need one?
The original still holds up remarkably well, but there’s always room for improvement.
ALTAÏR WE GO
15 years of Assassin’s Creed: Why there’s never been a better time to replay the first game
The game that changed everything.
REQUIESCAT GAME PASS
Pentiment shows the true value of Game Pass
Games with niche appeal but of huge cultural value benefit from the subscription model.
ARS GRATIA ARTIS
Pentiment review: a wonderful tapestry of historical intrigue, and a welcome treat for Game Pass users
Nobody expects a lavish ink commission.
EYE AM THE MOB
God of War: Ragnarök casts Odin as a mob boss in a deft blend of The Last of Us and Skyrim
Once again, Kratos' latest adventure is a greatest hits package of AAA gaming.
PANDORA'S IDIOT BOX
God of War: Ragnarök loves your £2000 TV
The game ships with a suite of graphics options to make your OLED sing like a valkyrie.
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.
PARP FOR THE COURSE
Classic TV themes in Trombone Champ
We are very, very sorry about this.
I hate Marvel Snap and so does my toilet seat
Why can't I stop? Why?
THE RATINGS ARE IN
VG247's The Best Games Ever Podcast – Ep.23: The best 6/10 that's better than The Last of Us
Sometimes you get good sixes and iffy nines, we don't make the rules.
Xbox Series S isn’t holding next-gen back, reality is
Devs will always have to cater for the lowest common denominator, which the Series S isn’t.
VG247's best games ever podcast LIVE at EGX
In which we argue on stage about what constitutes a pie while several people look on bewildered.
THE BLAST OF US
Modern Warfare 2’s campaign eases off the bombast and takes inspiration from Naughty Dog
Call of Duty learns that quiet character moments are often more memorable than exploding bridges.
Pokémon Scarlet and Violet is brilliantly ambitious, but possibly too much for the hardware it has to run on.
I hate to be a "we need a Switch Pro" guy but man, we need a Switch Pro.
Resident Evil 4 Remake lets you move and shoot, but remains staunchly authentic
How do you improve on perfection?
THE MIDDLING JOKE
Gotham Knights answers the question “Would Batman games be as good without Batman?” with: “No”
A circus of Robins can’t fill the Bat-boots.
A Plague Tale: Requiem will let you leg it to the end
Asobo Studio's blockbuster sequel wants you to know that stealth isn't everything.
THE MAD RATTER
A Plague Tale: Requiem refines and expands on the original like every good sequel should
The rat apocalypse gets a blockbuster encore in the style of Aliens or Terminator 2.
What the hell is Scorn? This icky survival horror will leave Game Pass subscribers squirming
Xbox decides to involve HR (Giger).
The First Descendant feels too generic to succeed
High production values and competence can’t elevate bland ideas.
Street Fighter 6’s online experience sets a new gold standard for players
The battle hub is a perfect blend of high-concept social space and match lobby.
We replaced Chris Pratt with Charles Martinet in The Super Mario Bros. Movie trailer
Mario's original voice actor has quite the range.
RAILGRADE is a railway management puzzler that's a train set for your inner child
This miniature sim is a masterclass in how brilliant art direction can elevate a game from mid-tier to something truly memorable.
The Invincible will ask much of the audience, but the rewards could be well worth it
Adapting a landmark work of speculative fiction for the Fortnite age is as risky as space exploration itself.
WAR CHANGES A LOT
Modern Warfare 2: Can it recapture the glory days of Xbox Live?
The original MW2 dominated a much less crowded marketplace.
IT IS ME, MARIO!
Is the Mario movie secretly an Uncharted movie? 7 things we've found in the poster
The Super Mario Bros. movie will be jam-packed with easter eggs and deep cuts.