Farm 51’s new multiplayer shooter is military sim meets Battlefield.

Platforms: PC
Developer: Farm 51
Release Date: October 19, 2018
Reviewed by: Zach Robertson (@BearClawGaming)

*This impressions piece is based on a few early access hours and does not represent a final verdict

World War 3 is not the game developer Farm 51 thinks it is. In the run up to the game’s early access launch last week, numerous trailers pitched it as a spiritual successor to 2013’s Battlefield 4. With sprawling, modern maps filled with ground vehicles and squad-based combat, the parallel is easy to make. But it’s also not the most honest.

In truth, in its current early…


Playground Games latest isn’t just another sequel; its racing perfected.

Platforms: Xbox One, Windows PC
Developer: Playground Games
Release Date: October 2, 2018
Reviewed by: Zach Robertson (@BearClawGaming)

Beginning as a spin-off title at the end of the last console generation, Playground Games’ Forza Horizon series is now the star of Microsoft’s first-party roster. Sure, standing out amongst tired franchises and half-baked new IPs might seem easy, but the latest installment, Horizon 4, isn’t a complacent, serviceable sequel. No, Forza Horizon 4 is magnificent racer that confidently asserts itself as the best racing game in a decade.

Becoming the king of video game racing wasn’t sudden for Playground. In its…


Playground Games latest isn’t just another sequel; its racing perfected.

Platforms: Xbox One, Windows PC
Developer: Playground Games
Release Date: October 2, 2018
Reviewed by: Zach Robertson/@BearClawGaming

Beginning as a spin-off title at the end of the last console generation, Playground Games’ Forza Horizon series is now the star of Microsoft’s first-party roster. Sure, standing out amongst tired franchises and half-baked new IPs might seem easy, but the latest installment, Horizon 4, isn’t a complacent, serviceable sequel. No, Forza Horizon 4 is magnificent racer that confidently asserts itself as the best racing game in a decade.

Becoming the king of video game racing wasn’t sudden for Playground. In its Xbox…


State of Decay 2 is a game about compromises, so it’s fitting that the game itself requires a few to enjoy.

The rolling hills, winding roadways and haunting towns in State of Decay 2 feel like the realization of the setting developer Undead Labs struggled to capture when the original game launched on last-gen hardware. The sequel isn’t flawless by any stretch of the imagination, but behind bizarre performance problems and charmingly janky animation, there’s a lot to love.

State of Decay 2 is a massive game, especially considering the smaller budget and size Undead Labs. Following the prologue, the game asks you to pick between three different regions; once there, you can quickly settle a small base. As you explore…

Zach Robertson

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