October 2020

Best VR Games For Your Oculus Quest 2

4 weeks 1 day ago

The Oculus Quest 2 is now available, offering a wireless virtual reality experience for those craving new adventures. Whether you're looking for a shooter or a way to get some cardio in, here are a few of the best VR games for you to play with your new Oculus Quest 2. 

While the Oculus Quest has its own library, the variety of games is enhanced due to the ability to use the Link as an option to play even more adventures. Some of our recommendations below don't need the Link, but we've noted which ones do require the additional component for transparency. 

Vader Immortal 

Does this require Oculus Link? No. 

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You fight ... with lightsabers. Enough said. While this game is very short, it's honestly a great workout alternative for those looking to squeeze in some cardio while also still having fun. Plus, again: lightsabers. 

Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners

Does this require Oculus Link? It did at launch, but now a Quest version is available. 

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Liana Ruppert

Four Scary Movies For Horror Game Fans

2 months 4 weeks ago

A few weeks ago, we published a detailed rundown of what horror games we think you should play this Halloween season. But with no trick or treating this year, you're going to have a lot of extra time on your hands to be scared. Luckily for you, Game Informer is always here to help. Rather than suggesting horror video games for you to play, this time we're here to run down some scary movies we think you should watch if you like things that go bump in the night. 

Did you like Friday the 13th: The Game? Check out Sleepaway Camp

It would be too easy to recommend a Friday the 13th movie here. Instead, you should watch the criminally underappreciated Sleepaway Camp. Released in 1983 by director Robert Hiltzik, Sleepaway Camp tells the story of Angela Baker and her stay at Camp Arawak. Angela doesn't quite fit in and is often bullied by the older kids at camp, or much worse, tried to be taken advantage of by the adults running the camp. Conspicuously, though, all these people die in very, very horrible ways. 

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Blake Hester

The Best (Not Scary) Games To Play This Halloween Season

3 months 1 week ago

Halloween is here and while you may enjoy this holiday, you might not be as into scary horror games as others. You aren’t alone! Horror games can be incredibly intense, even for those who love a good scary movie. But maybe you still want to enjoy some games on Halloween, just without all the jump scares.

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Zack Zwiezen

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Which Horror Game Should You Play This Halloween?

4 months ago

It’s October, and you know what that means: We are in the mood for some spooky experiences in anticipation of Halloween. Video games have you more than covered in that department, but there are so many ways to provide scares. We've made the process of picking a creepy game easy by providing different categories depending on what you’re looking for, whether that's jump scares, an eerie atmosphere, or a twisted narrative. As a staff, we sat down and picked some of our favorites in these specific areas, giving you plenty of classic and modern choices. So, look below and pick your scare! Read more...

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Kimberley Wallace

Monster Hunter Rise: Here's What Comes in Each Edition

10 months ago
Monster Hunter Rise is now available exclusively on Nintendo Switch. It offers the series' patented gameplay loop of hunting giant beasts and using their parts to craft better gear that lets you take on even bigger monsters to craft even better gear, and on and on.
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Chris Reed

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Dragon Age Inquisition's Skyhold Entirely Recreated In The Sims 4, Room By Room

10 months 2 weeks ago

I haven't exactly been subtle in my undying love for the Dragon Age franchise and since it'll be quite a bit of time before we get more Dragon Age 4 news, I have to get my fix where I can. So when a friend of mine shared this incredible Dragon Age Inquisition recreation of Skyhold in The Sims 4? I just had to share. 

Redditor user r/StarshinePrince took to the forums to share their creation and I'll be honest; I was shocked. When I saw the title of the post of being a recreation, I expected it to be one frame of a building that looked similar to that of Skyhold. What I wasn't expecting was a detailed recreation, even going room to room.

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Liana Ruppert

Best SMG in Warzone: a guide to SMGs in Call Of Duty: Warzone

1 year ago

Learn the very best SMG in Warzone for any situation Verdansk will throw at you.

SMGs in Warzone have been extremely powerful from day one. Built for speed both in their handling and how quickly they can drop an enemy to the ground, SMGs have always been very nearly as popular as Assault Rifles when it comes to premade Warzone loadouts.

Our Best SMG in Warzone guide will walk you through the stats of all the SMGs on offer, before divulging our personal take on the very best and very worst SMGs that Warzone has to offer.

This guide was written by Ollie Toms and James Law.
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RPS

Best guns in Warzone: a Warzone weapons tier list

1 year ago

Find out all the very best guns in Warzone with our tried and tested tier list.

Knowing the very best guns in Warzone like the back of your hand is a key skill in Call of Duty’s uber-popular Battle Royale mode – and we’re here to help you hone that skill. Below you’ll find our tried and tested Warzone weapon tier list, along with detailed explanations and tips on the very best Warzone guns.

This guide was written by Ollie Toms and James Law.

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RPS

PS5: How to Get the PSVR Free Adaptor

1 year ago
Sony has detailed how owners of PlayStation VR will be able to acquire a free PlayStation Camera adaptor to allow their virtual reality headset to work with PS5. The first step is to visit the Sony support page for owners of a PS VR headset (Models CUH-ZEY1 or CUH-ZEY2) and request the PS4 PlayStation Camera adapter to work on PS5. If you weren't aware, the PS5's HD Camera is not compatible with the original PSVR, so this will be the only current option for those looking to bring their PSVR with them to the next-generation. [ignvideo url="https://www.ign.com/videos/2020/10/28/ps5-official-launch-trailer-featuring-travis-scott"] Once received, you can plug the PlayStation Camera adaptor into the USB Type-A port in the back of your PS5 console, and then connect the PlayStation Camera to the AUX port on the adaptor. If you want to grab one of these adaptors, you'll need to provide your PSVR processor unit serial number, first name, last name, email address, shipping address, and phone number. Your serial number can be found on the rear panel of the PSVR processor unit. Only one PlayStation Camera adaptor can be redeemed per household. All regions should be eligible, but check the support page to make totally sure. [widget path="global/article/imagegallery" parameters="albumSlug=top-25-psvr-games&captions=true"] The PlayStation Camera Adaptor will be covered by a manufacturer's warranty for 12 months from the date of delivery. [poilib element="accentDivider"] Have a tip for us? Want to discuss a possible story? Please send an email to newstips@ign.com. Adam Bankhurst is a news writer for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter @AdamBankhurst and on Twitch.
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Adam Bankhurst

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Best AR in Warzone: a guide to Assault Rifles in Call Of Duty: Warzone

1 year ago

Best AR in Warzone

Assault Rifles are by far the most versatile and numerous weapons class in Call Of Duty: Warzone. They are reliable, effective at any range, and the backbone of the vast majority of Warzone loadouts out there. Our guide to the best AR in Warzone will walk you through the stats, attachments, and relative power of all 19 Assault Rifles in Season 7 of Warzone. Below we’ll go through each Assault Rifle from best to worst in the current meta, and explain everything you need to know about how to use (or whether to avoid) each one.

This article was written by Ollie Toms and James Law.

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RPS

Best Sniper in Warzone: a guide to Sniper Rifles in Call Of Duty: Warzone

1 year ago

Here's our take on the very best Sniper currently in Warzone as of Season 6.

Sniper Rifles dominate Call Of Duty: Warzone and its sprawling, rooftop-dotted landscape. They always have, and they always will, thanks to the invaluable trait that a single headshot from a bolt-action Sniper Rifle is a guaranteed kill. So the question is: which sniper rifle do you use for that perfect headshot?

Our Best Sniper in Warzone guide will walk you through the four snipers on offer in Season 6 of Warzone. We’ll go over the stats of each one, before talking about how each sniper stacks against the others.

This article was written by Ollie Toms and James Law.

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RPS

FIFA 21 Review - PS5/Series X Update

1 year 1 month ago
In what’s become a disappointing theme for sports games in general this year, FIFA 21 takes small steps in improving its core on-the-pitch play, but largely underwhelms off of it, providing very few big changes this time around. Sure, the moment-to-moment action feels as smooth as it has done in recent years, but a lack of real investment in Career mode and only slight changes to its other main modes feel like a series of missed opportunities. Incidentally, that’s something FIFA 21’s goalkeepers know a lot about when attempting to make a save in this game. [widget path="global/article/imagegallery" parameters="albumSlug=every-ign-fifa-game-review-ever&captions=true"] On the surface, those changes are hard to spot. There’s none of the usual big headline features to speak of, such as new set piece systems or the introduction of timed finishing that have come in recent years. But the more time you spend with it, the more you realise how many smaller tweaks have been made, most of them being beneficial. Those add up to something substantial. For one thing, EA appear to have hit a sweet spot with the pace of gameplay this year, with matches flowing smoothly and, crucially, the speed of the players feeling appropriate when compared to their real-life counterparts. Not every attacker can leave a bedraggled defender in their wake this year, but certain stars such as Kylian Mbappe can – which is just as it should be. Inconsistent pacing has been one of my major criticisms of FIFA over the past couple of years, so it’s a very welcome sight to see this evened out this year. [poilib element="quoteBox" parameters="excerpt=EA%20appear%20to%20have%20hit%20a%20sweet%20spot%20with%20the%20pace%20of%20gameplay%20this%20year."]
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Simon Cardy

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Will Doctor Strange, Electro and Doc Ock Bring the Spider-Verse to Spider-Man 3?

1 year 1 month ago
Update: And now the news has come that Spider-Man 3 will also star Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange and feature Alfred Molina reprising the role of Doctor Octopus, both of which would seem to add credence to the theory that the multiverse (or Spider-Verse!) will play into the film. Strange's next solo film, after all, will be Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Read on for our original theories about how Spider-Man 3 could be setting up the Spider-Verse and more... [poilib element="accentDivider"] The multiverse is imploding!! Yep, yet another member of the Sony Spider-Verse is joining the MCU, and this time they're from The Amazing Spider-Man timeline.
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Rosie Knight

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Cyber Monday 2020 gaming laptop deals: the best deals still available

1 year 1 month ago

A photo of the Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 gaming laptop.A photo of the Acer Triton 500 gaming laptop.A photo of the Lenovo Legion 7i gaming laptop.A photo of the Asus ROG Zephyrus S gaming laptop.

If you’re looking to get some big savings on a new gaming laptop, then today’s Cyber Monday sale is definitely the best time to do it. Whether you want to take your games on the go or simply fancy playing games in a different part of your house, there are hundreds of pounds and dollars to be saved off these Cyber Monday gaming laptop deals, including almost £500 off a Razer Blade 15. Our favourite Lenovo Legion 5 laptops from the end of last week are also still in stock over at Walmart, too, for our friends in the US, too. That’s not all, though. There are lots of new gaming laptop deals to consider this Cyber Monday, so we’ve picked out our top picks below.

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Katharine Castle

Cyber Monday 2020 SSD deals: all the best NVMe and SATA deals

1 year 1 month ago

A photo of the WD Blue SN550Samsung 970 Evo Plus - Best gaming SSD 2020

There’s never been a better time to pick up a new SSD this [cms-block] and Cyber Monday season, and you’ll find all the best storage deals from today’s Cyber Monday sale in our curated hub below. We’ve scoured the web for all the best SATA, NVMe and external SSD deals we can find taking place in the UK and US, and all of them come with the RPS seal of approval. Finally, we’ve got some fresh WD Blue SN550 deals for those shopping in the US, and there are also new deals on WD’s Black SN750, too. You’ll also find Samsung 860 Evo drives for some of their lowest ever prices. So, to help you secure the best savings on today’s best SSDs for gaming, read on for our Cyber Monday SSD deals highlights below.

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Katharine Castle

Cyber Monday 2020 gaming monitor deals: the best 144Hz, 240Hz and ultrawide deals

1 year 1 month ago

[cms-block] is done for another year, but today’s Cyber Monday sale has brought us one last round of great gaming monitor deals. A lot of the best Black Friday discounts are now over, including the brilliant Samsung Odyssey G7 deal, but there are still plenty of gaming monitor bargains available across all display types, including G-Sync Compatible monitors, 144Hz and 240Hz screens and ultrawide monitor deals. So, to help you find the best bargains from what’s left, I’ve rounded up all my top picks in this curated list. Whatever you’re after, we’ve got you covered in our RPS-approved Cyber Monday gaming monitor deals round-up.

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Katharine Castle

Cyber Monday 2020 gaming headset deals

1 year 1 month ago

[cms-block] is finally over, but you can still pick up a great gaming headset deal with this year’s Cyber Monday sale. With so many headsets on sale, it can be difficult to know what’s good and what’s not. Thankfully, we’ve done the hard work for you and picked out our top highlights right here in one handy list. Curated and selected by us, you’ll find all the best discounts on today’s best gaming headsets right here in our best Cyber Monday gaming headset deals round-up.

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Katharine Castle

Shop Early Black Friday Deals on Apple, LEGO, Always Pan, Assassin's Creed Valhalla, and More

1 year 2 months ago

Black Friday is hitting a little different this year, and for your sake and everyone’s, we hope you plan on doing any deals shopping online. Luckily, retailers far and wide are lining up to grab your attention with amazing deals, and they’re starting even earlier than usual. We’ve seen loads of great Black Friday deals

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Andrew Hayward on Roundups, shared by Gabe Carey to Kotaku

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Onee Chanbara Origin Giveaway – Win 1 of 5 PS4 or PC Copies by Sharing Your Comments [UPDATED]

1 year 2 months ago

D3 Publisher finally brought Onee Chanbara Origin to the west, and we’re celebrating this momentous occasion with a brand new giveaway.

With this giveaway, you can win one of five PS4 or PC codes for the game, kindly offered by D3 Publisher.

The way to get involved is really, really easy.

All you have to do is comment on our articles, everywhere on the site. The more you comment, the better your chances. We want to hear your opinions and insight, and there is no better way for that to happen than sharing your comments with us.

An important caveat is that comments on this post are not eligible for the giveaway. Of course, you’re welcome to comment here, but in order to participate, you need to comment at least on one other article.

On November 5 at 11:59 pm EDT we’ll randomly select five comments made after this post has been published, and the authors of these comments will win digital download codes for Onee Chanbara Origin.

Of course, spam comments and throwaway one-liners will be disqualified, as we’d like to promote interesting commentary and conversations among our readers.

The winners will be able to select platforms and regions between PS4 and PC (via Steam), North America, or Europe.

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Giuseppe Nelva

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(Update) The free Marvel Avengers 'appreciation' rewards are now live

1 year 2 months ago

[Update: Make sure you log in by 10AM PT today (November 5) if you still want them!]

If you still play Marvel's Avengers, you should probably log in between now and November 5 (10AM PT) so you can grab this "Player Appreciation Package," that some might see as an apology package for delaying next-gen upgrades and new content.

In short, you're getting: 1500 credits, 7000 units, 250 upgrade modules and 20 DNA keys. That amount of credits is just enough for a legendary skin for your favorite character. Currencies! Can't live with them, live service games can't live without them. As someone who still plays Avengers from time to time: I definitely could have lived with a few less currencies in this one, as Crystal Dynamics, like Bungie before it, still has a long ways to go until they nail down a fun live service game loop.

Hell, even if you don't play Marvel's Avengers but own the game, you should probably log in just in case to claim those items anyway for future use. You never know, Crystal Dynamics could completely overhaul the game one day and you'll be glad you had those extras. Or, they could combine multiple currencies and devalue this set of rewards.

Who knows! Live service games are wild in 2020 and beyond.

Avengers War Table [Square Enix] [Image from VGphotomode on the Marvel blog]

(Update) The free Marvel Avengers 'appreciation' rewards are now live screenshot

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Chris Carter

Review: The Dark Pictures Anthology: Little Hope

1 year 2 months ago

Supermassive Games is serving up another communal horror adventure just in time for Halloween.

Whether you dug Until Dawn and only Until Dawn, or you also played Man of Medan and thought it was decent cheesy fun, or you're removed from this whole Dark Pictures Anthology saga but are kinda in the mood for a suspenseful, not-too-spooky Halloween game, I have to give Little Hope the thumbs-up.

It's striking at the right place and the right time with the right setup: a town haunted by witch trials.

Review: The Dark Pictures Anthology: Little Hope screenshot

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Jordan Devore

Join Game Informer And MinnMax For Extra Life 2020

1 year 2 months ago

Last year, we raised over $60,000 for Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare during our Extra Life livestream. This year you can be a part of all the fun by watching or playing with us. 

Starting on November 7 at 8 a.m. CT, we'll stream for 25 hours to raise money for Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare in St. Paul, Minnesota! We'll be playing a variety of wild games, auctioning off several game codes, and getting up to a bunch of hijinx. Donate right now for a good cause by clicking here! You can follow along and donate on GameInformer.com, YouTube, and Twitch.

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Ben Reeves

Should you wait for next-gen to play Watch Dogs: Legion?

1 year 2 months ago

UPDATE: While our initial focus was on the current-gen console versions of Watch Dogs: Legion, we've also spent time looking at the PC version too with Digital Foundry's PC specialist Alex Battaglia taking a good hard look at a hugely demanding game - a title that challenges mid-range rigs even without ray tracing enabled.

In this extended video, you'll get to see how the ray tracing features work, how they scale and how much of an impact they have on overall performance. You'll also get to see how much of an accelerant Nvidia's excellent DLSS implementation is for this title, plus we take a look at the settings available, how the key presets scale, and come up with our optimised settings for the best bang for the buck experience. It'll certainly be interesting to see how the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 versions compare to what's on offer here, and how performant they are by comparison.

Original story: Have we reached that time in the console generation where the machines start to show their limits - when developers are eagerly looking forward to the next generation? Back in 2013, prior to the release of Xbox One and PlayStation 4, titles emerged that clearly pushed too far, often resulting in poor performance. There's a decent argument that this is the case for Watch Dogs - at least on the standard vanilla Xbox One S. It's a technologically ambitious game that clearly has some performance issues, even with the arrival of a new patch. So, to what extent does the PlayStation 4 improve matters and can the enhanced machines clear up the issues? Or is this game so ambitious, we should wait to play it on PS5 and Xbox Series X?

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Review: Pikmin 3 Deluxe

1 year 2 months ago

There's no way Pikmin 3 came out over seven years ago.

Wait, I'll just check...nah, I don't believe it, it must be a typo. Wait, we reviewed it! That info box looks pretty legit. Maybe it did.

Either way, it's hard to believe it's been that long, as Pikmin 3 has remained a staple of my dusted-off Wii U since. I still head back into the little pint-sized world to blow off some steam from time to time, and the Bingo Battle mode has been a perpetual font of fun for my wife and I.

The Deluxe version on Switch makes things a little easier on us if we want to boot it all back up again, even if it's not a huge upgrade.

Review: Pikmin 3 Deluxe screenshot

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Chris Carter