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.

The Inverse Interview

Genre-defying indie Neon White is a “horny” love letter to Fire Emblem

“My favorite component of any game is the characters, the funny stuff, the weird stuff.”

Accessibility Review

Zelda: Skyward Sword HD misses a huge opportunity to correct the original

Inverse accessibility review score: 5/10

First Impressions

Pokémon Unite brings the series to a new genre

Gaming

NEO: The World Ends With You is 2021’s most stylish video game

Inverse score: 8/10

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 gun buddies in 'Valorant' are an overlooked detail that actually say a lot about who you are as a player. This is how they're made.

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.

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

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
Accessibility Review

Zelda: Skyward Sword HD misses a huge opportunity to correct the original

Inverse accessibility review score: 5/10

Gaming

NEO: The World Ends With You is 2021’s most stylish video game

Inverse score: 8/10

Gaming

The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles is a Real Page-Turner

Inverse score: 9/10

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

Game Theory 🧠
Game Theory

‘Fortnite’ countdown timer: 5 theories about the Season 7 live event

‘Fortnite’ has a brand-new countdown timer, but what does it mean? These five theories may explain it.

Game Theory

How Spider-Man 2 could handle the game's biggest dilemma

Can Peter and Miles coexist as Spider-Man in the sequel?

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.

Walkthroughs
Game Guides

Fortnite Rift Tour Poster and Party UFO location guide and maps

The Rift Tour has begun...

Game Guides

Where to find the Alien Artifacts in Fortnite Season 7, Week 8

Want to customize Kymera?

Game Guides

How to get Gardevoir in Pokémon Unite and what builds to use

The Embrace Pokémon is here.

Game Guide

Pokémon Unite tier list: All 20 Pokémon, ranked from worst to very best

Which Pokémon is the champion?

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.