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Gaming

NEO: TWEWY producer Tetsuya Nomura reveals a surprising character face-swap

Someone got a grown-up glow-up.

The Video Games Issue 2021

How an online improv group became the MST3K of video games

Yes, and...

The Hotfix

Death Stranding: Director’s Cut is the Snyder Cut of video games — for all the wrong reasons

Sony needs to stop misusing the term "Director's Cut.”

Video Games Issue 2021

FF7 Remake director reveals how he fought for Cloud’s “cool dance moves”

Nailed it.

Video Games Issue 2021

'Valorant' gun buddies: Mining the hidden depths of this clever collectible

The Video Games Issue 2021

Welcome to the next level

A letter from the editor.

The Hotfix

Why the most troubling trend in video games might actually be a good thing

More acquisitions are on the way.

Gaming

Great Ace Attorney Chronicles is the cult series’ Yakuza 0 moment

No objections here.

Accessibility Review

Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart shows Sony's unrivaled commitment to accessibility

Inverse accessibility review score: 9/10

Inverse Game Reviews

Scarlet Nexus is 2021's best RPG yet

Inverse score: 8/10

Game Theory

Final Fantasy Origin character names could reveal a shocking twist

Tetsuya Nomura hinted at a deeper meaning behind the names of Jack, Jed, and Ash.

Return

Cyberpunk 2077's return to the PS Store reveals another broken promise from CDPR

The latest wrinkle in the Cyberpunk 2077 saga reveals a broken promise from CD Projekt RED.

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.

Sophisticated Gamer
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.

Sophisticated Gamer

Nintendo Switch Joy-Con joystick replacement kits are the best value in gaming

Get ready for console surgery.

Sophisticated Gamer

SCUF H1 wired gaming headset is a stylish way to level-up audio

One of the most stylish, customizable headsets ever.

Sophisticated Gamer

Nanoleaf light panels can turn a dank gamer lair into a swanky hotspot

Your home gaming setup deserves a glow-up.

Game Reviews
Inverse Game Reviews

Monster Hunter Stories 2 is Pokémon’s toughest competition yet

Inverse Review Score: 8/10

Inverse Game Reviews

Zombies Ate My Neighbors has oodles of undead but lacks a key feature

Inverse Score: 7/10

Inverse Gaming Reviews

'Mario Golf: Super Rush's limited gameplay isn't quite up to par

6/10

Inverse Gaming Reviews

Dark Alliance doesn't measure up to the legendary D&D name

Inverse Score: 5/10

Accessibility Review

Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart shows Sony's unrivaled commitment to accessibility

Inverse accessibility review score: 9/10

Inverse Game Reviews

Scarlet Nexus is 2021's best RPG yet

Inverse score: 8/10

Inverse Hotfix Reviews

E3 2021 online portal is an insult to us all and the worst game of the year

Inverse Score: 2/10

Inverse Game Reviews

Biomutant is 2021's weirdest game (and that's what makes it amazing)

Inverse Score: 8/10

Inverse Game Reviews

Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne is a great-ish remaster

Inverse Score: 7/10

Inverse Game Reviews

Survival has never been more chill than in Subnautica: Below Zero

Inverse Score: 8/10

Inverse Game Reviews

Hood: Outlaws & Legends misses its mark by a wide margin

Inverse Score: 4/10

Inverse Game Reviews

Resident Evil Village falls short of its terrifying predecessor

Inverse score: 7/10

Game Theory 🧠
Game Theory

Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl rumors claim Avatar fighters are in the roster

The Avatars will join the fray.

Game Theory

GTA 6 leak debunk reveals the community's biggest problem

Can the series’ fandom take things too far?

Game Theory

GTA 6 map leak hints at a Vice City comeback, but there's a catch

While GTA 6 is still likely years away, a recent leak hints towards the return of Vice City.

DLC

Smash Ultimate’s last character could fix the game’s biggest problem

Please don’t add another anime swordfighter.

Game Theory

Final Fantasy Origin could borrow a timeline twist from FF7 Remake

The ending of the very first game could be a fascinating jumping-off point.

Game Theory

4 wild clues that the final Smash Ultimate fighter is from Undertale

Could Frisk be the final fighter in the game?

Huddle

Madden should steal this wild Guardians of the Galaxy mechanic

Huddle up!

Game Theory

Final Fantasy Origin character names could reveal a shocking twist

Tetsuya Nomura hinted at a deeper meaning behind the names of Jack, Jed, and Ash.

Game Theory

EA's "established IP" revival needs to be this long-neglected franchise

Publisher Electronic Arts will reportedly revive an existing IP at EA Play Live in July.

Game Theory

Halo Infinite should have the guts to finally kill Master Chief

343 Studios has dealt with some growing pains. For combat to truly evolve, it’s time to retire Master Chief.

Game Theory

Starfield trailer may be hiding a huge Elder Scrolls 6 reveal

The E3 2021 trailer has sparked a theory about The Elder Scrolls VI's location.

Game Theory

Breath of the Wild 2 E3 2021 trailer solves a major Zelda mystery

Skyward Sword will ready you for the sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

Walkthroughs
Game Guides

How to enable cross-save in Genshin Impact and unlock Aloy early

Make the journey.

Game Guides

How to get Zeraora in 'Pokémon Unite' — and why you need to ASAP

Zeraora won’t be free forever.

Game Guides

Where to find a Ferrari in Fortnite and new time trial details

Yes, there really is a Ferrari in Fortnite.

Game Guides

Where to find the Alien Artifacts in Fortnite Season 7, Week 7

Artifacts continue in Week 7. Here’s where to find them.

Game Guides

4 best places to farm Sakura Blooms in Genshin Impact

Get the blooms for Ayaka.

Game Guides

Where to construct a wooden hatchery in Fortnite

What is a hatchery?

Game Guides

Here’s exactly where to find parenting books in Fortnite

Game Guides

Where to collect Fortnite records in Pleasant Park and Craggy Cliffs

‘Fortnite’ fans are on a quest for records.

Game Guides

Everything you need to know about Genshin Impact’s Ayaka Banner

Stay frosty.

Game Guides

GTA Online Los Santos Tuners: All 10 new cars and auto shops, explained

Bring on the Midnight Club flair.

Game Guides

Where to find the elusive and essential Moonlight Merchant in Skyward Sword

The Moonlight Merchant sells some excellent items.

Game Guides

Where to find the missing child in Skyward Sword

Kukiel is missing, and you must find her.