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Gaming

Nintendo Switch OLED made me fall back in love with handheld gaming

The Switch’s final form has reignited my love for portable play.

Inverse Game Reviews

Salt and Sacrifice is a grotesquely gorgeous RPG held back by clunky design

Inverse score: 6/10

Gaming

TMNT: Shredder's Revenge was made for the "real deep turtle fans," devs reveal

Half shell, all heart.

Gaming

How disabled 'Elden Ring' players conquered the Lands Between

'Elden Ring's vast freedom of customization and exploration makes this title more approachable for disabled players than previous FromSoftware fare.

Game Guides

'Call of Duty Warzone' best guns: All 127 ranked for Season 3 Operation Monarch

How has the 'Vanguard' integration shaken up the 'Warzone' meta? We've ranked every single gun to separate the best from the rest.

The Rules of Time Travel

5 video games that changed time travel forever

The ultimate power fantasy.

Gaming

How an underrated Final Fantasy game inspired 2022's quirkiest indie

Nothing ever goes wrong here.

Gaming

A brief history of video game poop

A trail of turds from Earthbound to Death Stranding.

Lego No

Skywalker Saga made one of Star Wars' worst characters even more awful

“What a great day to make money, huh?”

The Rules of Time Travel

6 years later, the most underrated time travel game deserves a sequel

Time is Power.

Stolen Valor

Game devs aren't getting proper credit for their work — here's how to fix it

“Special Thanks” is sometimes an empty gesture.

Inverse Game Reviews

Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising is a captivating prequel with too much busywork

Inverse Score: 7/10

The Rules of Time Travel

13 years later, the most cerebral time-travel game ever made still holds up

A deadly mind game.

Card Story

8 essential co-op games you need to play ASAP

Better with a friend.

Card Story

These are the 10 best-reviewed games of 2022 (so far)

Elden Ring and 9 more of Metacritic’s top scorers.

Gaming

Esports’ most notorious CEO is finally facing an overdue reckoning

Esports problems.

Year in Games 2020
Year In Games

Inverse readers' favorite game of 2020 was also the most controversial

The Last of Us Part 2 from Naughty Dog came out on top.

Year In Games

The 4 best sidekicks of 2020 reveal why PS5 is winning the console war

Inverse readers have spoken.

Year in Games

2020's most promising new video game franchises couldn't be more different

Just nine votes separated the two frontrunners.

Year In Games

2020's biggest games industry reveal was unforgettably polarizing

The highlight of a long, strange summer.

Year in Games

The most brutal video game decision of 2020 nearly killed me

What's more important: honor or loyalty?

Year in Games

The funniest video game of 2020 leveraged viral memes for worthy causes

The year's most hilarious game is a slapstick triumph with wit to spare.

Year in Games

2020's best multiplayer game made me more paranoid than ever

The possibilities are truly limitless.

Year in Games

Among Us, Warzone, and Animal Crossing are 2020's best comfort-food games

1,483+ Inverse readers reveal their go-to games for quarantine escapism.

Gaming

Inverse's favorite games of 2020

All killer, no filler.

Year in Games

2020's most controversial video game reveals the worst thing about fandom

A perpetual motion machine of outrage.

Year in Games

The most important video game of 2020 is coming out ... in 2021

The absence of Halo Infinite is painfully obvious.

Year in Games

The biggest video game flirt of 2020 changed gaming history

I love you, Jessie Rasberry.

Year in Games

2020's most beautiful video game makes diversity divine

It’s rare to find a game this sexy.

Year in Games

The best boss battle of 2020 changed video games for me forever

Or: How I learned to stop worrying and love the Rat King.

Year in Games

2020's best video game death redefined a popular genre

"Is there no escape?"

Year In Games

The best 2020 video game heartthrob isn’t Zagreus or Cloud

Thirst trap royalty.

Sophisticated Gamer
Sophisticated Gamer

Sit with a vengeance in this The Batman gaming chair

Sophisticated Gamer

DXRacer Craft Series made me a gaming chair believer

This thing’s awesome.

2021

9 cool AF gaming gadgets I can’t live without

I learned a lot about gaming better in 2021.

Sophisticated

Audeze Mobius 3D headphones are so good you’ll cry

Better, more immersive audio can seriously let you feel the music or game audio.

Sophisicated Gamer

CLX Horus is the perfect gateway to PC gaming

Building your rig feels like a game.

Sophisticated Gamer

SCUF's Instinct Xbox controller almost beats the DualSense

The Instinct is SCUF’s greatest controller yet, elevating the base Xbox Series X hardware to heights that rival even the PS5 DualSense.

Sophisticated Techie

Take your home theater to the next level with 1 luxe upgrade

BenQ's HT3550i can’t quite replace your TV, but it can make for amazing outdoor movie nights.

Sophisticated Techie

Infinity Game Table has the same disruptive potential as the Kindle

Digitize an entire library of board games on a touch-screen table from Arcade1Up.

Sophisticated

SteelSeries' new gaming headset offers pro quality at a reasonable price

Our Arctis Prime review.

Sophisticated Techie

5 best PS5 DualSense charging stations

Stay charged.

Sophisticated Techie

These Adidas fitness headphones can do everything

The fitness-forward RPT-01 Bluetooth headphones maintain high-quality sound.

Sophisticated Gamer

This genius gadget solves the Nintendo Switch's most annoying audio problem

A little luxury you never knew you needed.

Sophisticated Gamer

Ring Fit Adventure is the greatest fitness video game ever

Pokémon, Sonic the Hedgehog, and Super Mario mechanics with a wry sense of humor.

Sophisticated Gamer

WhirlwindFX compact Atom gaming keyboard beats the competition in 1 crucial area

The Atom is an ideal alternative to WhirlwindFX's less-mobile Element with impressive software.

Sophisticated Gamer

Shadow Boost cloud gaming makes Google Stadia look like a total joke

Now this is cloud gaming.

Sophisticated Gamer

FitXR dance classes on Oculus prove virtual reality fitness really works

Show off your moves.

Game Reviews
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Salt and Sacrifice is a grotesquely gorgeous RPG held back by clunky design

Inverse score: 6/10

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The Centennial Case: A Shijima Story is 2022's most surprising game

Inverse Score: 8/10

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Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising is a captivating prequel with too much busywork

Inverse Score: 7/10

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Citizen Sleeper is the perfect dystopian sci-fi adventure for Xbox Game Pass

Inverse score: 8/10

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Nintendo Switch Sports is a nostalgic delight that desperately needs 1 modern update

Inverse score: 8/10

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Cat Cafe Manager is a perfectly chill summer sim with charm to spare

Inverse Score: 8/10

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Sephonie is a surprisingly deep platforming masterpiece

Inverse score: 10/10

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The Skywalker Saga is an epic Lego Star Wars adventure with too much filler

Inverse Score: 8/10

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13 Sentinels is even better on Nintendo Switch

Inverse Score: 8/10

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23 years later, Square Enix's riskiest sequel still has goofy charm to spare

Inverse score: 7/10

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Kirby and the Forgotten Land is odd, delightful, and the best entry in decades

Inverse Score: 8/10

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Ghostwire: Tokyo is Bethesda's latest terrifying tourist trap

Inverse Score: 7/10

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Stranger of Paradise is the best Final Fantasy spinoff in a decade

Inverse Score: 8/10

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WWE 2K22 proves that even a year off isn’t enough

Inverse Score: 6/10

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Chocobo GP gets left in the dust by Mario Kart

Inverse Score: 7/10

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Triangle Strategy is Square Enix's best tactical RPG in 25 years

Inverse Score: 9/10

Game Theory 🧠
Game Theory

Mass Effect 4 leak hints at the shocking return of a major character

The return of a hero?

Game Theory

Xenoblade Chronicles 3 trailer teases a wild series-spanning twist

It’s all connected.

Game Theory

FFXIV’s latest cameo hints at the return of a classic Final Fantasy villain

Blast from the past.

Gaming

Sketchy GTA 6 leak reveals one major issue Rockstar needs to fix

Time to evolve.

Game Theory

Breath of the Wild 2 new footage hints at a dark fate for Link

You’re gonna want to fix that.

Wolverine Week

PlayStation’s Wolverine game needs to steal one satisfying God of War mechanic

Do they call it “Mutant Rage”?

Game Theory

Pokémon Legends: Arceus secret room could be a massive sequel clue

Take me to the city!

FF7 Week

Stunning Final Fantasy 7 concept art could reveal a Remake Part 2 twist

Red XIII needs to have a bigger role.

Game Theory

Pokémon Legends sequel could take a dark time-travel twist on Mewtwo

A blast from the past.

FF7 WEek

Kingdom Hearts 4 needs to add one compelling FF7 Remake mechanic

A refined combat system is key.

Game Theory

FF7 Remake Part 2 needs to give an unlikely ally a bigger role

His time to shine.

Game Theory

Lost Judgment theory reveals a surprising new Yakuza spinoff

It’s no mystery.

Gaming

Activision-Microsoft deal puts Sony under "huge pressure," experts say

For tens of billions of reasons.

Game Theory

Final Fantasy XVI leak may reveal the icy truth behind a major character

Is this really the older Jill Varrick?

Game Theory

Breath of the Wild 2 release date leak offers credible insight on arrival

Is this 2022’s biggest game?

Game Theory

Breath of the Wild 2 leak reveals 3 badass new abilities for Link

Let’s skydive right into it.

Walkthroughs
Game Guides

Everything you need to know about the Genshin Impact Xiao banner

Time do Xiao down.

Game Guides

How to cut power to control panels for Fortnite’s Week 10 Resistance Quest

All three control panels are found in Command Cavern.

Game Guides

How to redeem Genshin Impact codes in-game for excellent rewards

Every little bit helps, so why not score some free Primogems?

Game guides

How to add Arceus, Diamond, and Pearl Pokédexes to Pokémon Home 2.0

You can now transfer Pokédexes from the latest Pokémon games.

Game Guides

Fortnite Supply Llama Challenge: How to participate and unlock rewards

A llotta rewards.

Game Guides

Everything you need to know about Genshin Impact’s Spices From the West event

Sharing culture through food.

Game Guides

Apex Legends Mobile Fade abilities, gameplay tips, and best team comps

Apex Legends Mobile’s first exclusive character is all about speed.

HBD

All 48 Genshin Impact birthdays, from January to December

Happy birthday to the Genshin gang.

Game Guides

'Call of Duty Warzone' best guns: All 127 ranked for Season 3 Operation Monarch

How has the 'Vanguard' integration shaken up the 'Warzone' meta? We've ranked every single gun to separate the best from the rest.

Game Guides

Elon Musk's Elden Ring build is basic, but surprisingly effective

A surprisingly effective blend of Intelligence and Dexterity.

Game Guides

How to get Mechagodzilla in Warzone without overspending

This is likely an error.

Game Guides

7 essential items to farm for ninja Kuki Shinobu in Genshin Impact

Need materials for the ninja?

Game Guides

Apex Legends Newcastle abilities, gameplay tips, and best team comps

This defensive tank is hard to master, but is extremely effective.

Game Guides

Fortnite Sensor Backpack location and how to use it to find the Energy Fluctuation

The week 8 Resistance quest is available now.

Game Guides

How to unlock cosmetics in Nintendo Switch Sports

You don’t need a Nintendo Switch Online subscription to earn unlock cosmetics.

Game Guides

7 essential items to farm for Yelan before the Genshin Impact 2.7 update

What's the farm?