Hayes Madsen

Hayes Madsen is the Video Game Trends Writer for Inverse’s gaming section where he covers the most buzzworthy events and controversies in the industry — along with some of the most compelling community stories.

Hayes has more than 10 years of experience in journalism with a special focus on entertainment and the video game industry.

Game Guides

Here's Exactly How Long It Takes to Beat Elden Ring: Shadow of the Erdtree

It’s basically another game.

ByHayes Madsen
Preview

Dragon Quest 3 Remake Is Square Enix’s Most Gorgeous HD-2D Game Yet

An all-time classic reborn.

ByHayes Madsen
Review

“Shadow of the Erdtree” Is Elden Ring at Its Very Best and Worst, All at Once

Inverse Score: 8/10

ByHayes Madsen
Game Guides

Here's Exactly When You Can Play Elden Ring's DLC: Shadow of the Erdtree

Rise again, Tarnished.

ByHayes Madsen
Preview

Metaphor: Refantazio Already Feels Primed to Be Another Atlus Cult Classic

They’ve done it again.

ByHayes Madsen
Preview

Real-Time Strategy Fans Are the Real Winners of Summer Game Fest

A bright future.

ByHayes Madsen
Preview

Dragon Ball: Sparking Zero Is a Dazzlingly Self-Indulgent Celebration of the Legendary Series

Budokai fans rejoice.

ByHayes Madsen
The Inverse Interview

Monster Hunter Wilds Devs Aren’t Worried About the Pressure of Following Up Capcom’s Best-Selling Game Ever

The biggest, and boldest entry yet.

ByHayes Madsen
Preview

With Astro Bot, PlayStation Finally Has the Mario Rival It Needs

The Game the PS5 has been missing is almost here.

ByHayes Madsen
Preview

Assassins’ Creed Shadows Finally Gives the Series What It Needs: A New Idea

Double trouble.

ByHayes Madsen
Preview

Kunitsu-Gami Is the Biggest Surprise of Summer Game Fest

Capcom can’t stop, won’t stop.

ByHayes Madsen
Preview

Dragon Age: The Veilguard Has Me Hopeful It’s the Comeback the Series Needs

A new era dawns.

ByHayes Madsen
Gaming News

BioWare Confirms All Dragon Age: The Veilguard Party Members Are Canonically Pansexual

A big change for the series.

ByHayes Madsen
Gaming

FFXIV Director Explains the Vital Lore You Need to Know Before Dawntrail

Get a headstart.

ByHayes Madsen
The Inverse Interview

FFXIV Director Says “Maybe We’d Do a Pixel Version,” If the MMO Ever Gets an Offline Game

Looking to the future.

ByHayes Madsen
Preview

FFXIV Dawntrail's New Jobs Are Already Some of My Favorites In the Entire Game

A painter and an assassin walk into a bar.

ByHayes Madsen
Game Guides

Elden Ring DLC: How to Start Shadow of the Erdtree

Back to The Lands Between.

ByHayes Madsen
Opinion

Amazon's Yakuza TV Series Should Be an Easy Slam Dunk Adaption

The Dragon Rises.

ByHayes Madsen
Preview

Shadow of the Erdtree Could Be FromSoftware’s Best, and Hardest, Expansion Yet

Delightfully difficult.

ByHayes Madsen
Retrospective

15 Years Ago, Red Faction Guerilla Perfected Video Game Destruction

A ballistic ballet.

ByHayes Madsen