Gaming Previews

Palia First Impressions - Cover Image Standing in Kilima Town Square with Other Players Fooling Around

Palia First Impressions - Tailor-Made for Fans of Cozy Games

Free-to-play game Palia lets you build a home and collect cool stuff with your friends in a cozy world. Read our Palia first impressions to learn more!

August 8, 2023 | 11:25 EDT

Leroy Smith taunts his opponent during his intro scene in Tekken 8.

Tekken 8 Preview – Bringing the Heat

Tekken has always reveled in the drama between knuckles and jawbones, and the Tekken 8 preview period shows a promising vision of the series' future.

August 2, 2023 | 10:05 EDT

Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon Preview

Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon Preview - An Iron-clad Resurrection

Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon is shaping up to be just as challenging as one might expect from developer FromSoftware, but firmly creates its own identity by branching out in ways beyond what their more traditional catalogue can do.

July 25, 2023 | 11:12 EDT

Carvain, one of the major characters in Blue Protocol, readies his spear against enemies

Blue Protocol Preview - Tales of Online??

In June 2023, we got to preview Blue Protocol at Summer Game Fest. It's the latest MMO published by Amazon in the west and is developed by Bandai Namco.

July 25, 2023 | 09:44 EDT

An image from Double Dragon Gaiden: Rise of the Dragons featuring Jimmy Lee

Double Dragon Gaiden: Rise of the Dragons Preview - Break Stuff

In our Double Dragon Gaiden: Rise of the Dragons Preview, we spend 90 minutes with this classic Beat-em Up revamp, breaking crates and faces along the way!

July 13, 2023 | 09:35 EDT

Image of looking down from the water tower on a battlebit remastered map

BattleBit Remastered Preview - Made For Battlefield Fans

Disappointed in recent Battlefield launches? Battlebit Remastered may be just what you're looking for in a low poly package.

June 26, 2023 | 10:30 EDT

One Lonely Outpost Preview - Cover Image Using the Mining Omnitool on Some Rocks

One Lonely Outpost Preview - Farming on a Strange New World

There are more Farming RPGs coming out every year, and One Lonely Outpost aims to innovate on the standard formula. Read our preview to learn more!

June 26, 2023 | 08:17 EDT

Forever Skies Preview - Cover Image Flying the Ship Toward a Greenhouse Tower

Forever Skies Preview - Could Very Well Be the Next Raft

Forever Skies adds some interesting twists to the well-established survival game mechanics we've seen in Raft. Check out our preview to find out more!

June 23, 2023 | 10:00 EDT

A picture brought to life in Viewfinder

Viewfinder Preview

It’s not every day you run into a first-person puzzle game that frames things in a new way – and Viewfinder does that in the most literal sense.

June 19, 2023 | 10:35 EDT

The key art for Lysfanga: The Time Shift Warrior

Lysfanga: The Time Shift Warrior Preview

Lysfanga may look like an action game, but it's a far more cerebral, tactical puzzle game underneath the surface -- and we can't wait to see more.

June 17, 2023 | 11:45 EDT

the key art for Fae Farm

Fae Farm Preview

Fae Farm is joining the party as the latest farming sim on the block, but it puts quality-of-life upgrades front and center.

June 16, 2023 | 01:58 EDT

Gord art depicting a tribal shaman standing outside of pallisade walls as two villagers look on over the top. Many monsters surround the shaman.

Gord Preview - Oh My Gord!

Gord is a dark-fantasy base-builder with strategy elements from Covenant. Watch out for elder gods and human sacrifice.

June 16, 2023 | 01:40 EDT

A party in Remnant 2 exploring a stage

Remnant II Preview

If you've been looking for a tough-as-nails third-person shooter to play with some friends, Remnant II is almost here to give you a run for your money.

June 16, 2023 | 11:30 EDT

The kitty looking toward the camera in Little Kitty, Big City

Little Kitty, Big City Preview

While the setup is all about getting back home, the real goal in Little Kitty, Big City is all about being a curious cat who’s exploring the world.

June 15, 2023 | 03:40 EDT

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Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown Preview

Some are calling Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown the best game they played all week at Summer Game Fest, and I think they have more than a fair argument.

June 13, 2023 | 10:00 EDT

disney illusion island key art

Disney Illusion Island Preview

Disney Illusion Island charmed us from beginning to finish in our time with it at Summer Game Fest. It's the perfect mixture of wholesome and nostalgia in the form of a metroidvania.

June 12, 2023 | 11:30 EDT

A Monster Hunter standing in front of a roaring Rathalos.

Monster Hunter Now Preview

We had the chance to play Monster Hunter Now at #SummerGameFest, where we learned the game is everyone's new addiction at Niantic. And we can understand why.

June 12, 2023 | 11:00 EDT

cyberpunk 2077 phantom liberty key art

Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty Preview

I had nearly an hour with Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty at Summer Game Fest Play Days, and it left me wanting more.

June 11, 2023 | 03:00 EDT

Distressed Alan Wake in background with Saga Anderson in foreground. Text of Alan Wake II logo in center of image.

Alan Wake II = Resident Evil + True Detective + Twin Peaks

We saw an extended gameplay demo of Alan Wake II at #SummerGameFest, where we learned to channel our inner Pepe Silvia to solve a murder.

June 11, 2023 | 11:45 EDT

Final Fantasy VII Ever Crisis Key Art featuring Cloud and Zack

Final Fantasy VII Ever Crisis Preview

Looking to relive the classic JRPG? Check out our preview to see if Final Fantasy VII Ever Crisis will be the fix you're looking for before Rebirth.

June 11, 2023 | 11:30 EDT

foamstars key art

Foamstars Preview

Are you a kid now or are a Foamstar now? We had a chance to play Foamstars at Summer Game Fest and we're here to answer just how similar it is to Splatoon.

June 11, 2023 | 11:15 EDT

Sonic, Tails, Knuckles, and Amy flying through the air in Sonic Superstars.

Sonic Superstars Preview

If you've been waiting for a sequel to Sonic Mania, Sonic Superstars could be your next best bet. Check out our Sonic Superstars preview to find out more.

June 11, 2023 | 11:00 EDT

Mileena and Kitana from Mortal Kombat 1 clash in a cutscene

Mortal Kombat 1 Preview

As part of the Summer Game Fest Play Days event, we had the chance to play Mortal Kombat 1. It is as over the top as you want it to be, with the kameo characters adding in more mayhem.

June 10, 2023 | 01:37 EDT

Lies of P Preview

Lies of P Preview - The Dark Souls of Classic Literature

We played two chapters of Lies of P and it's shaping up to be one of the more unique take on the Souls-like brand of action gameplay.

June 8, 2023 | 03:55 EDT

A Skeleton Lying in a Shallow Grave Surrounded by Other Bones in Alone in the Dark

Alone in the Dark Preview - Back to Its Roots

The upcoming remake of Alone in the Dark takes some heavy inspirations from the original title that started it all, but isn't afraid to break the mold with new features and design aspects.

May 25, 2023 | 08:00 EDT

artwork displaying a horrific creature of flesh and machine screaming in apparent pain with the words Ripout written on the left side of the image.

Ripout Preview - Gumming Up The Works

Ripout showed a lot of promise when the trailer first graced our screens a few years ago, but has the game lived up to that promise?

May 25, 2023 | 11:00 EDT

Final Fantasy XVI Key Art

Final Fantasy XVI Preview - The Most Promising Final Fantasy Game in Forever

Final Fantasy XVI is getting close to its release, so here's our preview of one of the most anticipated RPGs of the year, with a lot riding on its potential success.

May 22, 2023 | 09:00 EDT

Players in Tape to Tape take it to the ice.

Tape to Tape Preview - Earning Your Skates

Tape to Tape is a hockey roguelike that has solid fundamentals but still hasn't progressed out of the farm league.

May 16, 2023 | 11:00 EDT

The Lord of the Rings: Heroes of Middle-earth Key Art

The Lord of the Rings: Heroes of Middle-earth Preview - A New Age of Collectable RPG

The Lord of the Rings: Heroes of Middle-earth is shaping up to be a full-fledged strategy RPG experience packed with collectables and a new story that stays close to the themes of the original.

May 10, 2023 | 01:00 EDT

art depicting a woman in jodpers and a red jacket using a grapple hook to swing through a mysterious void. A logo to the right reads Voidtrain, and has the motif of a train's wedge plow.

Voidtrain Preview - Running Out of Steam

Voidtrain is a survival/crafting game set aboard a void-bound train that floats through a gravity-less expanse while you suck on ice to survive.

May 9, 2023 | 11:50 EDT

Harmony The Fall of Reverie Harmony Standing in Front of Aspirations While Holding Necklace That Lets Her Go to Reverie

Harmony: The Fall of Reverie Preview - Aspiring Toward the Best Choices

While some of its gameplay mechanics can feel overwhelming at first, Harmony: The Fall of Reverie has a ton of promise as a new narrative-driven offering from Don't Nod and should definitely be on the radar of anyone who enjoys stories with believably written characters.

May 4, 2023 | 01:00 EDT

The Planet Crafter Preview - cover

The Planet Crafter Needs Room to Grow

The Planet Crafter promises a combat-free take on survival games while allowing you to terraform a planet to your tastes. Find out more in our preview!

April 28, 2023 | 11:00 EDT

Survival: Fountain of Youth Preview - Looking at the Grotto and Bones on the Beach from Some Rocks

Survival: Fountain of Youth Delivers a Refreshing Change of Pace

Survival: Fountain of Youth adds interesting tweaks to the survival formula and throws in a compelling story, too. Read our preview to find out more!

April 24, 2023 | 11:00 EDT

shadows of doubt game

Shadows of Doubt Preview - A City at Your Fingertips

Shadows of Doubt is an immersive sim taking place within a randomly generated city you're able to explore. Solve crimes and get to the bottom of murders!

April 21, 2023 | 06:00 EDT

The protagonist of Stray Blade talking to themselves

Stray Blade Preview - Needs Extra Time To Shake Off The Rust

Stray Blade is a new Action-Adventure title where players find themselves exploring Acrea the Lost Valley attempting to escape

April 20, 2023 | 09:00 EDT


Ghostware: Arena of the Dead Preview - Ode to the Arena

Ghostware: Arena of the Dead is an arena shooter with a mysterious story at its core. It's in Early Access, so here are our thoughts.

April 12, 2023 | 11:00 EDT


Supplice Preview - Works Some GZDoom Magic

We take a look at Supplice's Early Access, running on the magical GZDoom engine.

April 6, 2023 | 11:00 EDT

minecraft Legends

Minecraft Legends' World is a Massive Battlefield of Fun

We got a hands-off preview for Minecraft Legends, and learned a great deal about the world and its gameplay.

April 6, 2023 | 03:05 EDT

Key art of Trinity Fusion with all three player characters in a void-like backdrop

PAX East 2023: Trinity Fusion Preview

Trinity Fusion is a 2D action platformer rogue-lite where players travel through the multiverse and upgrade three versions of themselves to survive and explore a life threatening journey.

April 5, 2023 | 11:00 EDT

mythwrecked alex is running around exploring the island

PAX East 2023: Mythwrecked Preview

We wash up on the shores of Mythwrecked: Ambrosia Island to see if we can solve a mystery befitting the gods.

April 4, 2023 | 12:00 EDT

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PAX East 2023: Cuisineer Preview

We try out a slice of the new cooking game and action-roguelike Cuisineer from Singaporean developers BattleBrew Productions.

April 4, 2023 | 11:00 EDT

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PAX East 2023: Undisputed Preview

We step into the ring to try out the new boxing title Undisputed from Steel City Interactive!

April 4, 2023 | 10:00 EDT

Star Wars Jedi Survivor Preview

Star Wars Jedi: Survivor Preview - The Expanded Universe

We go hands-on for the first ever preview of Star Wars Jedi: Survivor - a sequel that's aiming to improve on every facet from its predecessor.

April 3, 2023 | 11:00 EDT

wayfinder hero holding epitaph scythe

PAX East 2023: Wayfinder Preview

We hopped into the world of Wayfinder at PAX East 2023 to see how this co-op and action-heavy adventure plays.

April 2, 2023 | 12:00 EDT

the date to die for complains about being used as an eldritch god

PAX East 2023: Sucker for Love: Date To Die For Preview

Would you date an eldritch horror? We get a taste of it in this Sucker for Love: Date to Die For preview from publisher DreadXP and developer Akabaka.

April 2, 2023 | 11:30 EDT

Animal Well key art featuring a kangaroo in a dark forest.

PAX East 2023: Animal Well Preview

We head down the proverbial well to preview the upcoming Metroidvania Animal Well at PAX East 2023

April 2, 2023 | 11:00 EDT

trails into reverie elie during battle with dual guns

PAX East 2023: Trails into Reverie Preview

We take Trails into Reverie for a spin, the next Legend of Heroes: Trails game to get an English localization.

March 31, 2023 | 11:00 EDT

The player character waters their crops in the field in Go-Go Town.

PAX East 2023: Go-Go Town Preview

Check out our Go-Go Town preview from PAX East 2023! Go-Go Town is a life-sim game with tycoon elements that has you building a town and recruiting helpers.

March 31, 2023 | 10:00 EDT

Key art for WrestleQuest depicting Muchacho Man front and center.

PAX East 2023: WrestleQuest Preview

WrestleQuest puts an authentic sports-entertainment spin on turn based RPG combat to make a love letter to classics in the genre and the golden age of wrestling, and that's the bottom line.

March 30, 2023 | 11:00 EDT

primal omen eliza taking in the tropical jungle vista view

PAX East 2023: Primal Omen Preview

We head back in time to fight some dinosaurs with handguns and do our very best to survive in the PAX East 2023 Primal Omen preview build.

March 29, 2023 | 12:30 EDT

pacific drive car sitting looking at spooky view

PAX East 2023: Pacific Drive Preview

We take a try at surviving and driving through a possibly demonic version of the Pacific Northwest in this Pacific Drive preview from PAX East.

March 29, 2023 | 12:00 EDT