Video Games

News, guides, reviews, opinions, features, and more from the world of video games. Inverse covers everything from the latest releases to the ongoing console wars, esports updates, and leaks from your favorite developers.

Gamers of Color

Black veterans deserve better than Call of Duty

We just want to live, and we’d love to be taken seriously.

C E NO

Bobby Kotick's necessary resignation is bigger than Activision Blizzard

Amidst employee walkouts, the board of directors has backed Kotick.

Cult of Nintendo

Legend of Zelda Game & Watch reveals Nintendo's most powerful weapon

Preview

Halo Infinite preview hints at the franchise's best campaign in a decade

The game’s first four missions are a delight.

Open World

Elden Ring already delivered one of 2022's best gaming moments

It’s a big world out there.

Competition

The Halo Infinite battle pass stinks, but here are 3 ways to improve it

This excellent game deserves better.

Glitched Out

GTA Trilogy on Switch: Trippy glitches plague the experience, gamers say

Look at this long-fingered nightmare.

Inverse Game Reviews

Shin Megami Tensei V doesn't need to be Persona to kick your butt

Inverse Score: 8/10

Game Delays

Overwatch 2 and Diablo 4 delays expose a bigger Blizzard problem

The flurry of problems at Blizzard exposes the need for real change.

Cloud Gaming

Microsoft-Sega deal: Don't expect an acquisition soon

The beginning of a beautiful friendship?

Marvelous

4 Marvel heroes who could star in Naughty Dog writer Amy Hennig's next game

Shang-Chi? The Fantastic Four? The Defenders?

GTA Leak

GTA 6 release date rumor: Why "development hell" may be overblown

Is GTA 6 actually wasted?

The Inverse Interview

Exclusive: Jackbox CEO wants to put his game inside Fortnite’s metaverse

“Gaming is the way to bring a big audience to the metaverse and make it a little more mainstream.”

Do More

Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick's pay cut is an empty public gesture

A pay cut is nothing to a billionaire.

Gaming

Star Ocean: The Divine Force trailer in 8 spacey images

It’s the first new game in the sci-fi RPG series since 2016.

Gamer!

Gamer Alert: Dune's Timothée Chalamet has a secret YouTube channel

Call Me By Your Gamertag.

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

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.

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

Call of Duty: Vanguard multiplayer makes a compelling case for game delays

Inverse score: 6/10

Inverse Game Reviews

Shin Megami Tensei V doesn't need to be Persona to kick your butt

Inverse Score: 8/10

Inverse Game Reviews

Forza Horizon 5 stuns but can't quite outpace its predecessor

Inverse Score: 8/10

Inverse Game Review

Guardians of the Galaxy is a triumphant space opera with one huge flaw

Inverse Score: 8/10

Inverse Game Review

Melty Blood: Type Lumina is 2021’s best new fighting game — with a catch

Inverse Score: 9/10

Inverse Fighter Review

Sora is the best ending for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

The final DLC fighter is also one of the best in one key way.

Inverse Game Reviews

No More Heroes 3 has all the nostalgic action your dadbod can handle

Inverse Score: 7/10

Inverse Game Review

Metroid Dread is Nintendo’s best game since Breath of the Wild

Inverse Score: 9/10

Inverse Game Review

Back 4 Blood is a zombie-slaying romp that never gets old

Inverse Score: 9/10

Inverse Game Review

Far Cry 6 review: Ubisoft's controversial franchise finally grows up

Inverse Score: 9/10

Inverse Game Reviews

Jett: The Far Shore is 2021's dreamiest existential crisis

Inverse score: 9/10

Game Review

Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania redeems Sega's most underrated series

Inverse Score: 8/10

Inverse Game Reviews

Sable is the most relaxing game since Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Inverse Score: 9/10

Inverse Game Reviews

Kena: Bridge of Spirits is PlayStation's Zelda, but there's a catch

Inverse Score: 8/10

Inverse Game Reviews

Lost Judgment is a bigger sequel with more Yakuza charm

Inverse Score 8/10

Inverse Game Reviews

Lost in Random is a bold Tim Burton tribute with one dicey mechanic

Inverse Score: 7/10

Game Theory 🧠
Kweh-kweh!

FF7 Remake Part 2 can't skip the original's most controversial minigame

Chocobo racing has come a long way since 1997.

Game Theory

Fortnite Chapter 3 Spider-Man leaks hint at a game-breaking new mechanic

Our spidey senses our tingling about the next Battle Pass.

Game Theory

Metroid Prime 4 needs to make one dire change to its lead hero

Could a switcheroo be in the works?

Game Theory

Why you can't blame the lack of GTA 6 news on the latest trilogy

Point that finger somewhere else, buddy!

Game Theory

Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 Venom leak could reveal a shocking identity swap

Is emo Peter Parker about to make a comeback?

Game Theory

Final Fantasy 7 Remake Easter egg reveals a wild Part 2 change

Just the cat.

Game Theory

5 reasons Sora is the final Smash Ultimate character (and 3 he isn't)

May your heart be your guiding key.

Game Theory

Starfield director reveals how it can fix Fallout 4's biggest mistake

Choices are important, which is why Starfield having three times the dialogue as Skyrim is an excellent approach to.

Game Theory

'Smash Ultimate' last fighter: Sora, Goku, and 4 more October 5 predictions

‘Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’ has one last DLC character in Fighters Pass Vol. 2. Here are six fighters that could join the roster from Sora to Jonesy.

Game Theory

Nintendo leak hints at a wild Switch Online reveal

Is it time to get retro?

Game Theory

Quantic Dream’s Star Wars game could fix the best character in the sequels

The Force is strong with this one.

Game Theory

God of War Ragnarok needs this badass furry friend from Norse myth

Hint: he’s close to Angrboda and Loki.

Game Theory

AEW wrestling game needs to steal 4 features from this forgotten PS2 gem

With Yuke's developing the new AEW game, the team should look to one of its best PS2 WWE installments for inspiration on its current project.

Game Theory

God of War Ragnarok trailer has a wild Easter egg in plain sight

There’s something familiar about that silhouette.

Game Theory

5 Marvel heroes that could join the Midnight Suns roster

Shang-Chi, Moon Knight, and more should appear in Marvel's Midnight Suns.

Game Theory

God of War: Ragnarok needs to steal a controversial Last of Us 2 twist

A bold narrative pivot could be exactly what the sequel needs.

Walkthroughs
Events

Everything you need to know about the chaotic Halo Infinite Fiesta mode

A Spartan party!

Game Guides

7 ways to raise friendship levels in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond

How to make your Pokémon like you.

Game Guides

How to change clothes and get new outfits in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond

To be a fashion master is your destiny

Game Guides

How to discover your Warzone playstyle with Call of Duty Role Call

Are you a Survivor, Fighter, or Airstriker?

Game Guides

Here's exactly where to get all 8 HMs in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond

Fly, Defog, Rock Climb, and more!

Game Guides

7 items to farm before Genshin Impact brings Albedo back in Version 2.3

Ascend the alchemist with this concoction of character materials.

Game Guides

5 best Pokémon to catch if Chimchar is your Brilliant Diamond starter

Chimchar is the best starter, so here’s the best team comp to round out your squad.

Game Guides

Everything you need to know about the Grand Underground in Pokémon BDSP

What lies beneath the surface of Sinnoh?

Game Guides

Here's exactly how the Halo Infinite ranked multiplayer tiers work

Ranked combat has evolved.

Gaming

How to unlock all 4 endings in Shin Megami Tensei V

Spoilers ahead, obviously.

Game Guides

34 game-breaking GTA V cheat codes to use on any platform

Cause even more destruction.

Game Guides

7 essential items to farm before Genshin Impact adds Gorou in Version 2.3

Find this furry's favorite treats.

Game Guides

Where to find Kakashi, UFO Crash Sites, and Paper Bomb Kunai in Fortnite

You won’t believe these new challenges.

Game Guides

How to pick the best starter in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

Grass turtle, fire monkey, or bright blue penguin?

Game Guides

71 cheat codes that still work in GTA: San Andreas - Definitive Edition

This hefty list of cheats will give you an advantage in Los Santos.

Game Guides

46 codes that still work in GTA Vice City: The Definitive Edition

All trophies from the original remain.