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9 years later, the most underrated Metal Gear game is back in the spotlight

“Memes. The DNA of the soul.”

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Citizen Sleeper is the perfect dystopian sci-fi adventure for Xbox Game Pass

Inverse score: 8/10

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Nintendo Switch Sports is a nostalgic delight that desperately needs 1 modern update

Inverse score: 8/10

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Cat Cafe Manager is a perfectly chill summer sim with charm to spare

Inverse Score: 8/10

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Sephonie is a surprisingly deep platforming masterpiece

Inverse score: 10/10

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13 Sentinels is even better on Nintendo Switch

Inverse Score: 8/10

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Kirby and the Forgotten Land is odd, delightful, and the best entry in decades

Inverse Score: 8/10

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Stranger of Paradise is the best Final Fantasy spinoff in a decade

Inverse Score: 8/10

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Triangle Strategy is Square Enix's best tactical RPG in 25 years

Inverse Score: 9/10

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Elden Ring fixes the most annoying thing about Dark Souls

Inverse Score: 9/10

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Horizon Forbidden West is so gorgeous, you might just fall off a cliff

Inverse score: 9/10

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Dying Light 2 is the most alive the zombie genre has felt in years

Inverse Score: 7/10

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

Inverse Score: 8/10

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Stranger Things Season 4 review: The Netflix hit recaptures the magic of Season 1

The new season of Stranger Things is a stylistic return to form.

The Rules of Time Travel

You need to watch this genre-warping time-loop anime on HBO Max

Re:Zero subverts the tired rules of fantasy anime

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Strange New Worlds review: Star Trek delivers the best show for a new generation

In a world of prestige TV, the Star Trek franchise is suddenly playing a very different game.

Last Call

You need to watch the most powerful sci-fi drama on HBO Max before it leaves this week

Catch baby Andrew Garfield and Carey Mulligan in this bittersweet sci-fi movie before it leaves HBO Max on April 30th.

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Barry Season 3 takes HBO’s best comedy to incredible new places

It was worth the wait.

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'Russian Doll' Season 2 review: Netflix’s best time travel series returns with a twist

Netflix's mind-bending series jumps its already sky-high bar with a intergenerational sci-fi story.

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Outer Range review: Josh Brolin’s sci-fi western is the best new show of 2022

Calling Outer Range a mash-up between Yellowstone and Stranger Things is tempting. But that’s not why it’s so good.

Culture

Atlanta Season 3 review: Donald Glover is more confident and unpredictable than ever

The FX series returns to remind you there is nothing else quite like it.

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Upload Season 2 review: Amazon’s sci-fi series returns as an anti-capitalist thriller — with mixed results

Amazon’s lovely sci-fi still charms in Season 2, with bugs in the code.

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The Boys Presents: Diabolical is a homicidal love letter to animation

Diabolical is here to redefine how genre television works in the quick-paced age of streaming.

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'Pieces of Her' review: John Wick meets Toni Collette in Netflix’s new thriller series

Netflix's gripping book adaptation gives Toni Collette a meaty, decades-spanning mystery role in 'Pieces of Her,' which premieres March 4 on the streaming platform.

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The Afterparty review: You’ve never seen a whodunnit like this

Christopher Miller plays with genre brilliantly in this star-studded murder mystery.

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Cobra Kai Season 4 fixes a major problem with the Netflix karate series

But did it need fixing in the first place?

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'Station Eleven' review: HBO Max's dystopian sci-fi series is 2021's best pandemic thriller

'Station Eleven' is a life-affirming and moving pandemic thriller from one of the writers of 'The Leftovers.' Its first three episodes begin streaming Thursday, December 16 on HBO Max.

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Invasion review: X-Men’s Simon Kinberg delivers a thrilling sci-fi epic

This global science-fiction series, for Apple TV+, finds humanity dreading the arrival of an alien threat.

TV Review

Succession Season 3: It's the Game of Thrones replacement you didn't know you needed

Succession is Game of Thrones now.

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Last Call

You need to watch Christopher Nolan’s most intense thriller on HBO Max before it leaves next week

Christopher Nolan’s final film before fame is a taut thriller that shows why he became a household name.

Retrospective

5 years ago, Ryan Reynolds made the best Alien rip-off ever

Smart twists and a surprisingly deep cast bring this thriller to, well, you know.

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You need to watch Sam Raimi's most underrated movie before it leaves HBO Max next week

This 1992 movie may be overlooked as part of a series, but it stands firmly on its own two feet.

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You need to watch Tom Cruise’s most iconic thriller before it leaves Netflix next week

It’s infamous. It’s ridiculous. It’s awesome.

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20 years ago, Pierce Brosnan made the most tragically misunderstood horror movie ever

In 1992, one sci-fi movie pushed the boundaries of digital effects. But, it wasn’t only a technological achievement.

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Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers review: A riotous ode to animation reimagines a classic

Chip ‘n Dale returns with an almost perfect romp around a very meta and multi-studio Toontown-in-Tinseltown.

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You need to watch The Rock’s most subversive sci-fi thriller before it leaves HBO Max next week

Dwayne Johnson’s villainous turn in this action thriller is a rare sight to behold.

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You need to watch M. Night Shyamalan's most divisive thriller on HBO Max ASAP

More than the meme it was reduced to, M. Night Shyamalan’s surreal thriller is worth another look.

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You need to watch the most underrated prison thriller on Netflix before it leaves next week

Sometimes bad things happen to okay people.

Aggressive Negotiations

20 years ago, the most underrated Star Wars movie changed canon forever

Episode II changed Star Wars more than any other film.

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You need to watch the most subversive sci-fi sequel on HBO Max ASAP

This ambitious 2021 blockbuster is a scathing critique of modern-day Hollywood.

The Rules of Time Travel

You need to watch the most thrilling South Korean time-travel movie on Netflix ASAP

If you’re tired of simple causality loops, this time travel show will up the difficulty — and the drama.

The Rules of Time Travel

You need to watch the most unique time-travel epic ASAP

This Marvel movie doesn’t need any more recognition, but its handling of time travel is frankly remarkable.

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You need to watch the best war thriller on Netflix before it leaves this week

A tense and thoughtful thriller, this movie explores an ugly subject that’s easier to ignore.

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Alex Garland’s surreal thriller 'Men' is maddening in the best way possible

Retrospective

25 years ago, Bruce Willis made the most divisive sci-fi movie ever

Whether you think it’s one of the best sci-fi movies ever or one of the worst, you’re never going to forget it.