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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.

Look

GTA: The Trilogy in 10 explosive images

Rockstar has finally unveiled the new enhanced visuals for Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition.

Cult of Nintendo

Nintendo Switch Online Expansion Pack price hike isn’t absurd, but the response sure is

Gaming

GTA San Andreas is coming to Game Pass sooner than you hoped

Ah shit, here we go again.

Wasted

GTA III’s art director reveals how Rockstar invented open-world gaming

“It feels like we built the foundation, the ruleset, the blueprint.”

Accessible Gaming

Xbox reveals a huge new accessibility feature that puts Sony and Nintendo to shame

Knowledge is empowerment.

Game Go Boom!

OK Boomer Shooter: How indie games breathed new life into a dying genre

A new (and old) kind of first-person shooter is emerging.

accessibility

How Xbox, Sony, and AbleGamers built a more accessible future for video games

From Xbox's Kinect to Sony's 'Last of Us Part II,' haphazard beginnings paved the way for innovations that make video games more welcoming to every player.

Open World

Sable devs reveal the game’s surprising open world RPG influences

When life gives you lemons, make Link’s Lemonade.

Gaming

Far Cry 6 director says the game isn’t “running away from anything”

“There is no getting around the fact that revolution is political.”

Inverse Game Review

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

Inverse Score: 9/10

Pros and Cons

Nintendo Switch Pro leaks: Analyst reveals one reason to wait for 4K

Kantan Games CEO Serkan Toto addresses new rumors about a Nintendo Switch Pro.

Inverse Game Reviews

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

Inverse score: 9/10

Video Game Preview

'Final Fantasy Origin' preview: Square Enix fixed the first demo's worst problems

'Stranger of Paradise Final Fantasy Origin' got a second demo during the Tokyo Game Show, and Inverse had the opportunity to try it out early.

Inverse Recommends

Here's the only Nintendo game you need to play before Metroid Dread

One of the greatest Metroid games ever is basically a prerequisite.

Gaming

Kweh! Chocobo GP gives Mario Kart a Final Fantasy twist

On your marks, get set, kupo!

Bombshell

Warzone Season 6 trailer reveals an essential change to the Verdansk map

Could Verdansk go out with a bang before the new map drops?

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 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

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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

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

Inverse Score: 7/10

Game Recs

Deathloop is 2021’s most intoxicatingly frustrating game

Inverse score: 8/10

Inverse Game Reviews

Chivalry II is rowdy, ridiculous, and impossible to put down

Inverse Score: 9/10

Inverse Game Review

Life is Strange: True Colors is the most intimate game of the last decade

Inverse Score: 8/10

Inverse Game Reviews

Tales of Arise is the most swoonworthy RPG of 2021

Inverse Score: 8/10

Game Theory 🧠
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.

Game Theory

Guardians of the Galaxy game might beat the movies in a major way

The Guardians of the Galaxy may have to deal with Adam Warlock and Magus.

Game Theory

Fortnite's Season 7 finale event could be the game's most important yet

The fabric of reality hangs in the balance with Operation: Sky Fire.

Game Theory

GTA 6 leak: A dynamic Fortnite feature could come to Vice City

A leaker with a good rep has dropped a comprehensive list of rumors for GTA 6.

Game Theory

One brilliant twist can fix the biggest Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 problem

After Miles Morales, we have 2 Spider-Men. Here’s how Venom can help.

Walkthroughs
Game Guides

Use this Warzone Tec-9 build if you bought the Scream Operator bundle

Scream for this loadout.

Game Guides

How to open Call of Duty Scare Packages and unlock the LAPA SMG

All treats, no tricks.

Game Guides

Genshin Impact Childe build: Best weapons and artifacts for Tartaglia

Caught in a riptide.

Game Guides

Destiny 2 Festival of the Lost guide: Haunted Lost Sectors and Spectral Pages explained

Every good Guardian wears a mask.

Game Guides

Where to find all six Far Cry 6 Mythical Animals to get the Primal Set

Make the most of Dani’s hunt for liberty.

Game Guides

‘Fortnite’ Squid Game map codes: 6 best games to play ASAP

‘Fortnite’ Creative continues to grow, and ‘Squid Game’ has become the latest trend. Here are the 6 best ‘Squid Game’ codes to play with friends.

Game Guides

11 best Back 4 Blood cards to unlock ASAP

Not all cards are created equal.

Game Guides

Metroid Dread amiibo unlocks blow the game wide open

Never lose another boss fight again!

Game Guides

How to solve the "A Rising Tide" Treasure Hunt in Far Cry 6

A rising tide reveals some sweet loot.

Game Guides

All eight Back 4 Blood characters, ranked

How do Evangelo, Holly, Mom, Walker, Hoffman, Doc, Jim, and Karlee fare?

Game Guides

How to unlock Back 4 Blood characters like Doc, Hoffman, Karlee, and Jim

Not every Ridden-slayer is available from the start.

Game Guides

Where is the Fort Quito key? How to open the Far Cry 6 Yaran Contraband

Find The Autocrat!

Game Guides

Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl tier list reveals the best and worst fighters

The best fighters may surprise you.

Game Guides

NBA 2K22 worst badges: 10 worst picks for shooting, defense, finishing, and playmaking

Don’t waste your badge grind on these badges.

Game Guides

How to play the Final Fantasy Origin demo with friends

Kill Chaos with your besties.

Game Guides

'Genshin Impact' Hu Tao Banner: 7 items to farm before her Version 2.2 re-run

Hu Tao is expected to get a rerun in 'Genshin Impact' Version 2.2. Ahead of the update, this is everything you'll need to make her your strongest character.