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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.

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Activision employees speak out on the company’s "radio silence" amid strike

“Activision’s silence is something we expected but were nevertheless disappointed to see,” one anonymous employee tells Inverse.

Ah Shit,

Here we go again: Analysts deliver a credible GTA 6 release date window

Did Take-Two Interactive inadvertently hint at the timing?

Streamer Secrets

The most provocative streamer on Twitch reveals how the algorithm needs to change

Kaitlyn Siragusa has more than 4.9 million Twitch followers and is the platform’s second-highest-earning woman.

SWOTS

Trading organs in space isn't even the weirdest thing about this new game

Inverse Codex

What are NFTs in video games? 9 publishers on the future of the technology

There’s been lots of talk about NFTs in gaming over the past year. We’ll explain what this new concept means and recap what major publishers think about it.

(Aiming Down Sights)

3 reasons the Warzone ADS nerf is doomed for controversy

Let’s hope Raven Software backpedals on its plans.

Game Theory

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

Is this really the older Jill Varrick?

Gaming

Ubisoft's Game Pass reveal isn't the sweet deal you're hoping for

Instead of joining the Netflix of video games, Ubisoft wants to be the Starz app.

Gaming

BioShock creator report reveals a games industry trend that needs to die

Auteur theory.

Gaming

Square Enix NFT backlash reveals an even bigger problem for the company

A letter from CEO Yosuke Matsuda rubbed fans the wrong way.

Look

Look: 8 essential Xbox Series X games you need to play ASAP

Look

Look: 8 essential PS5 games you need to play ASAP

Update

'Call of Duty: Warzone' needs to fix these 7 huge problems ASAP

The free-to-play shooter is riddled with bugs and crashes after the Vanguard integration on December 9.

Gaming

You probably missed the most unforgettable video game moment of 2021

A quiet moment amidst all the explosions.

Game Guides

'Call of Duty Warzone' best guns: All 119 ranked for Season 1

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

Best of the best

Look: The 10 best video games ever, according to 50,000 gamers

Old favorites and new classics.

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
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.

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.

Game Reviews
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FFXIV: Endwalker is a satisfying ending — and a promising beginning

Inverse Score: 9/10

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In one year, Cyberpunk 2077 went from dumpster fire to lovable trash heap

Inverse Score: 8/10

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Halo Infinite is the masterpiece you've dreamt of for 20 years

Inverse Score: 10/10. (Our first-ever perfect score!)

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Pokémon Brilliant Diamond proves some remakes should be unfaithful

Inverse Score: 6/10

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

Inverse score: 6/10

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

Inverse Score: 8/10

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

Inverse Score: 8/10

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

Inverse Score: 8/10

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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

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

Inverse Score: 9/10

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

Inverse Score: 9/10

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

Inverse Score: 9/10

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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

Game Theory 🧠
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.

Game Theory

Rockstar founder hints at a controversial GTA 6 change

A “less edgy” approach is just what this series needs.

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.

Walkthroughs
Game Guides

Genshin Impact Xiao build makes him a demonic damage-dealer

The devil’s in the details

Game Guides

Wordle 5 free tools to help you win and solve with and without cheating

Five tools for five letters.

Game Guides

Halo Infinite shop update finally brings back the coveted Anubis Armor

Look like an Egyptian god.

Game Guides

Wordle answers, best starting words, and 7 tips to win

Go for the gold and drop the grey.

Game Guides

Genshin Impact Enkanomiya key sigil locations and 3 more secrets to explore

Tackle these secrets in the submerged realm first.

Tora Tora!

Heavensturn 2022: How to get FFXIV’s Year of the Tiger rewards

Start the new year with some fierce new gear.

Game Guides

How to craft the dapper Cape of Happiness in Final Fantasy XIV

Happy day to weave a happy cloak.

Game Guides

Genshin Impact Yun Jin build: Best weapons and artifacts for Geo support

Put on a show.

Game Guides

Halo Infinite shop update adds Blacksteel Katana for the Tenrai event

Enter a “Meditative State” by following the “Enlightened Path.”

Game Guides

How to access and complete The Excitatron 6000 Treasure Dungeon in FFXIV

Enter a new treasure dungeon

Game Guides

Five best cars for building Skill Points in Forza Horizon 5

The skills that crush it on and off the road.

Game Guides

Genshin Impact Shenhe build makes her a deadly ally for Ganyu and Eula

Don’t forget to play ice.

Game Guides

7 essential items to farm for Shenhe in Genshin Impact 2.4

We stan an ice queen.

Game Guides

'Call of Duty Warzone' best guns: All 119 ranked for Season 1

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

Halo Infinite shop adds Mister Chief, A259, and Snow Bird bundles

There’s Mister Chief, and then there’s Mister Chief.

Game Guides

How to complete the Genshin Impact Energy Amplifer Fruition event

Stock up on Primos ahead of 2.4.