Rage 2 is torn between being a grimdark post-apocalypse and a colorful explosion factory, leaving it mostly bland and forgettable. It does have some fun weapons and satisfying gunplay, though.
Filled with potato-faced NPCs and crocodile demons, Oblivion occupies an awkward space between Skyrim’s polish and Morrowind’s oddness. Despite that, it’s an engrossing RPG.
One of the most popular games ever, Skyrim’s expansive world set a new standard for open-world RPGs, even if old-school Elder Scrolls fans find a few too many rough edges sanded off.
Dishonored proves that rumors of the immersive sim’s death are greatly exaggerated. Its excellent level design rewards stealthy play, and a suite of supernatural abilities gives players plenty of options for every encounter.
Sure, it’s muddy looking and janky as hell, but Morrowind is unmatched for sheer wonder and strangeness. Plus, you can abuse the spell creation system to fly across the map and fistfight a god.