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Rainbow Six Extraction review

Rainbow Six Extraction is now out and boy oh boy, do we have a lot to say about it. One thing we can't say in this review is that it's going to be nice, though. Read about all the missed opportunities and find out whether the game is still worth buying.

Elden Ring could become the souls of the masses

As Elden Ring promises more accessibility, it seem set to be a global hit. Lower difficulty, however, is just one of many factors that could make FromSoftware's new product the souls game for the masses.

Interview with developers of Forever Skies

Polish studio Far From Home creates an ambitious survival game set in a world obscured by deadly dust. What is Forever Skies? Why will the futuristic airship-base be the centerpiece of the game? We ask developers themselves.

Hands-on preview of Horizon Forbidden West

February 2022 could be a month of hits. One of them will be Horizon Forbidden West – a post-apocalyptic open world and an exclusive game for PlayStation. Will PS5 get a truly next-gen title?

We've had enough of open-world games

The market got saturated with open-world games. No matter if it's racing, action, RPG, or shooter. Every game needs a huge map complete with meaningless activities. Size matters? Sure, and we need to scale down!

Monster Hunter Rise PC Review

After releasing exclusively on the Nintendo Switch earlier this year, Monster Hunter Rise is finally arriving on PC. While much of the game has stayed the same, the enhanced visuals are a delight. Here's our review.

Atelier Sophie 2 preview

There are never enough good jrpg games! Atelier Sophie is an interesting RPG with alchemy - it promises to be colorful, beautiful, and just plain better than the first game.

Hands-on preview of Horizon Forbidden West

Hands-on preview of Horizon Forbidden West

February 2022 could be a month of hits. One of them will be Horizon Forbidden West – a post-apocalyptic open world and an exclusive game for PlayStation. Will PS5 get a truly next-gen title?

Hands-on preview of Horizon Forbidden West
Atelier Sophie 2 Preview: Dreaming of Alchemy

Atelier Sophie 2 Preview: Dreaming of Alchemy

There are never enough good jrpg games! Atelier Sophie is an interesting RPG with alchemy - it promises to be colorful, beautiful, and just plain better than the first game.

Atelier Sophie 2 Preview: Dreaming of Alchemy
Monster Hunter Rise PC Review: A Great Game Gets Better

Monster Hunter Rise PC Review: A Great Game Gets Better

After releasing exclusively on the Nintendo Switch earlier this year, Monster Hunter Rise is finally arriving on PC. While much of the game has stayed the same, the enhanced visuals are a delight. Here's our review.

Monster Hunter Rise PC Review: A Great Game Gets Better
God of War PC Review - Glorious Kratos Joins PCMR!

God of War PC Review - Glorious Kratos Joins PCMR!

Beautiful and well-made, the God of War PC port is a good way for Sony to say hello. This game is a must for any PC gamer - especially if you've never played it. If other ports were of this quality...

God of War PC Review - Glorious Kratos Joins PCMR!
Halo Infinite Review. Say 'Hello' to Successful Reboot!

Halo Infinite Review. Say 'Hello' to Successful Reboot!

Brace yourself, Spartan. Six years after its last game, the Halo series returns with an open-world game that provides a mix of nostalgic and modern elements that make for a satisfying journey through an old, familiar planet.

Halo Infinite Review. Say 'Hello' to Successful Reboot!
Cyberpunk 2077 on PlayStation 4 is Still Busted After a Year

Cyberpunk 2077 on PlayStation 4 is Still Busted After a Year

After less than a year, I decided to revisit the last-gene version of Cyberpunk 2077 to see if anything has changed. The conclusion was painful: not much or almost nothing.

Cyberpunk 2077 on PlayStation 4 is Still Busted After a Year
Final Fantasy XIV Online: Endwalker Review

Final Fantasy XIV Online: Endwalker Review

Endwalker lives up to the expectations set by Shadowbringers and is a worthy closure to the almost 8-year story arc. With that feat, I’m confident that FFXIV is the best MMORPG currently available.

Final Fantasy XIV Online: Endwalker Review
Chorus Review: Satisfying Combat Distracts From A Lackluster Protagonist

Chorus Review: Satisfying Combat Distracts From A Lackluster Protagonist

Chorus misses out on the opportunity to let the player decide who the protagonist is, choosing instead to force a dramatic end-of-the-world scenario on the player that cheapens the ability to explore and take on side-missions. Read our review.

Chorus Review: Satisfying Combat Distracts From A Lackluster Protagonist
50 Shades of The Sims - A List of Naughty Mods

50 Shades of The Sims - A List of Naughty Mods

Taking care of the highest quality of entertainment, we searched the Internet (because there's more than the Wicked Whims) so that your Sims 4 become a little more greasy. And maybe sometimes a tiny bit naughty.

50 Shades of The Sims - A List of Naughty Mods
Survival in the Clouds - Interview With Forever Skies' Devs

Survival in the Clouds - Interview With Forever Skies' Devs

Polish studio Far From Home creates an ambitious survival game set in a world obscured by deadly dust. What is Forever Skies? Why will the futuristic airship-base be the centerpiece of the game? We ask developers themselves.

Survival in the Clouds - Interview With Forever Skies' Devs
The Souls for Everyone? Explaining Elden Ring's Immense Popularity

The Souls for Everyone? Explaining Elden Ring's Immense Popularity

As Elden Ring promises more accessibility, it seem set to be a global hit. Lower difficulty, however, is just one of many factors that could make FromSoftware's new product the souls game for the masses.

The Souls for Everyone? Explaining Elden Ring's Immense Popularity
Best RPGs for Pacifist Run and Completion Without Killing

Best RPGs for Pacifist Run and Completion Without Killing

In some role-playing games, such as Deus Ex or Fallout, you don't have to resort to violence to complete the game. What's more, the so-called "pacifist run" or non violent often turns out to be much more interesting or challenging than usual combat.

Best RPGs for Pacifist Run and Completion Without Killing
Best Visual Novels 2022 - Reading Is Playing

Best Visual Novels 2022 - Reading Is Playing

Have you ever wanted to read a good video game? It’s possible. Here’s a bunch of good visual novels to start with. Fantasy, philosophy, magic, mechas, steampunk, action, love, gothic, suspense, drama, mystery, samurai; we’ve got something for everyone.

Best Visual Novels 2022 - Reading Is Playing
13 Cozy Video Games for Hard Times

13 Cozy Video Games for Hard Times

These are the hard times. If you're playing games, it's worth to use them to improve your mood with a nice, positive message, rather than shouting over the microphone at random players. Here are some heart-warming video games!

13 Cozy Video Games for Hard Times
Best Gacha Games 2022 - There's an Anime Girl Hiding in This Loot Box!

Best Gacha Games 2022 - There's an Anime Girl Hiding in This Loot Box!

Gacha is immensly popular in the East, but not so much in the West – for now. With its recent success, Genshin Impact blazes a trail for the genre. If you'd like to really get into it, you might want to browse this list of best gacha games.

Best Gacha Games 2022 - There's an Anime Girl Hiding in This Loot Box!
Small and Indie RPGs Coming in 2022 You're Not Hyped About, But You Should

Small and Indie RPGs Coming in 2022 You're Not Hyped About, But You Should

While there will be no shortage of big RPGs in 2022, there are also at least a dozen lesser-known indie games on the cards. If they don't fail on the technological side of things, they may succeed with their pure radness and originality.

Small and Indie RPGs Coming in 2022 You're Not Hyped About, But You Should
Microsoft Reminds Us It's Different League Than Sony

Microsoft Reminds Us It's Different League Than Sony

Microsoft has bought Activision Blizzard for just under $70 billion. It's a watershed moment that tells us something about the industry and has potential to change a lot about how we play games.

Microsoft Reminds Us It's Different League Than Sony
Open Worlds, Shut Up! There's Too Many of You

Open Worlds, Shut Up! There's Too Many of You

The market got saturated with open-world games. No matter if it's racing, action, RPG, or shooter. Every game needs a huge map complete with meaningless activities. Size matters? Sure, and we need to scale down!

Open Worlds, Shut Up! There's Too Many of You
God of War Proves You Can Make Good PC Port

God of War Proves You Can Make Good PC Port

It's unfortunate, but over the past many years, developers have managed to discourage PC gamers with poorly designed ports of their biggest hits. God of War on PC, however, boldly (and baldly) opposes unfair practice.

God of War Proves You Can Make Good PC Port
Biggest Gaming Event Dies the Second Time, and it Seems Definite

Biggest Gaming Event Dies the Second Time, and it Seems Definite

It's like we knew, but still deluded ourselves. For the third year in a row, the biggest industry event, the E3, will not take place. The official reason is the same, namely COVID. However, I have a feeling that it is not the only one.

Biggest Gaming Event Dies the Second Time, and it Seems Definite
Exciting Spring After Autumn of Disappointments? (Prolly Not)

Exciting Spring After Autumn of Disappointments? (Prolly Not)

Watching allergic reactions to autumn "hits" like Far Cry 6 or Battlefield 2042 may put you in a truly revolutionary mood, but will the biggest publishers take this lesson seriously? This is a rather rhetorical question – of course they won't.

Exciting Spring After Autumn of Disappointments? (Prolly Not)
Gamepressure Editors Recap the Year 2021

Gamepressure Editors Recap the Year 2021

It's been a difficult and long year, but it's coming to an end. The people of Gamepressure, who have been delivering you stories for the past twelve months share their impressions of 2021 – a year to be remembered for sure, just for the wrong reasons.

Gamepressure Editors Recap the Year 2021
Do We Need Video Game Reviews?

Do We Need Video Game Reviews?

People are talking about game reviews, which, according to some, have become useless. It's hard to disagree with some of the arguments, but it does not mean that the entire idea should be dropped.

Do We Need Video Game Reviews?
The More Remasters, the Better

The More Remasters, the Better

According to some, the generation of rehash continues and supposedly it's not a good thing – after all, it's better to get a new game. But I say that a good remaster is not bad, and the more of them we get, the better!

The More Remasters, the Better
The Best New Movies of 2021

The Best New Movies of 2021

Below, we present a list of titles which, in our opinion, will be remembered after 2021.

The Best New Movies of 2021
8 Best Easter Eggs From Netflix The Witcher Season 2

8 Best Easter Eggs From Netflix The Witcher Season 2

The second season of Netflix's The Witcher is certainly not a perfect one, and we've already discussed its pros and cons in the review. However, let's talk about something more up-beat, like easter eggs.

8 Best Easter Eggs From Netflix The Witcher Season 2
15 Most Important Moments From Dragon Ball

15 Most Important Moments From Dragon Ball

Before Pokemon, Naruto and One Piece conquered the world, Goku came to us from the Land of the Cherry Blossom on a magic cloud. Say what you want, but whether it's because of nostalgia or the universality of the story, no other anime moves me as much!

15 Most Important Moments From Dragon Ball
10 Things The Witcher Season 2 Changes Compared to Books

10 Things The Witcher Season 2 Changes Compared to Books

The latest season of The Witcher is not flawless. But at the same time, it manages to retain the atmosphere. In a few places, the creators decided to clearly depart from the book original. Did it benefit the show?

10 Things The Witcher Season 2 Changes Compared to Books
Netflix' The Witcher Is Missing One Thing - Without It, Show Makes No Sense

Netflix' The Witcher Is Missing One Thing - Without It, Show Makes No Sense

The premiere of the second season of The Witcher on Netflix is one of the biggest entertainment events of the year. I'm aware of that, and yet I can't even muster a shred of enthusiasm.

Netflix' The Witcher Is Missing One Thing - Without It, Show Makes No Sense
The Witcher Season 2 Review - Average Show, Not Bad Fan-fic

The Witcher Season 2 Review - Average Show, Not Bad Fan-fic

The Witcher season 2 from Netflix has two blades. One sucks completely, but the other starts to cut at some point. It makes the sequel kind of interesting, but not always good. And I can't really tell you if it was worth the wait.

The Witcher Season 2 Review - Average Show, Not Bad Fan-fic
The Best Superheroes Without Powers

The Best Superheroes Without Powers

Who is a superhero? It's not always a person with supernatural powers. Sometimes, strong will and desire to fight evil are enough, and heroes without special powers are often more interesting than unstoppable machines for fighting villains.

The Best Superheroes Without Powers
Marvel's Heroes Who Need Their Own Movies!

Marvel's Heroes Who Need Their Own Movies!

For those less familiar with the comic book pedigree of superheroes, it may seem that MCU used all possible Marvel's heroes, adding a few new. But the truth is quite different – many of them are still waiting for their chance.

Marvel's Heroes Who Need Their Own Movies!