Hitbox Review: Rock Band 4 — An expensive replayable rhythm game

Unleash your inner rock star... for a price. Your wallet will wish it only cost your soul. Developer: Harmonix Release date: Oct. 6, 2015 Platforms: PlayStation 4...

Hitbox Impressions — The Order: 1886

Victorian London, Knights of the Round Table and werewolves, The Order: 1886 has it all. Developer: Ready at Dawn Release date: Feb. 20, 2015 Platforms: PlayStation 4 Price:...

Hitbox Impressions: Marvel’s Spider-Man

Swinging through the skyscrapers of New York as Spider-Man feels as amazing as ever. Developer: Insomniac Games Release date: Sept. 2018 Platforms: PlayStation 4 Price: $39.99 In almost every...

Hitbox Impressions: God of War

A mass-murdering god with anger issues must now face his greatest challenge yet: become a good father. Developer: Santa Monica Studio Release date: April 20, 2018 Platforms:...

Hitbox Review: Uncharted 4 — A grand adventure story trapped in a mediocre video...

Uncharted 4 is an excellent example of cinematic storytelling in games. While Telltale’s choose your own adventure-style games arguably have more in common with...

Hitbox Impressions — Divinity: Original Sin 2 Definitive Edition

Divinity: Original Sin 2 is a massive, sprawling adventure but be prepared to spend a significant chunk of time managing your inventory and doing...

Hitbox Review — Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

The premiere Nazi-killing simulator returned in 2017 with the continuation of an outlandish resistance story featuring compelling characters. Developer: MachineGames Initial release date: Oct. 27, 2017 Platforms:...

Hitbox Impressions — Kingdom Come: Deliverance

I’ve played about 22 hours of Kingdom Come: Deliverance, which was only enough to scratch the surface of the immense narrative of this game....

Hitbox Review: Doom — Become a force of nature

Doom’s success is built on its ability to empower the player by making them feel unstoppable. Perhaps that’s why its 2016 reboot begins and...

Hitbox Review: Forza Horizon 4 — The fast and the exhilarating

Sometimes you just want to drive a suped-up taxicab around the English countryside. Developer: Playground Games Release date: Oct. 2, 2018 Platforms: PC and Xbox One Price:...

Hitbox First Impressions: Waste Not, Want Not — Disco Elysium

Disco Elysium contains a world and story with more depth than the Mariana Trench. It also has more replayability. Developer: ZA/UM Release date: Oct. 15, 2019 Platforms:...

Hitbox First Impressions: Waste Not, Want Not — Resident Evil 2 remake

Zombies, lickers and Tyrant — only two are killable, the other is a nightmare that shakes me to my very core. Developer: Capcom Release date: Jan....

Hitbox First Impressions: Waste Not, Want Not — Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

This is the first entry in a new Hitbox series called Waste Not, Want Not. I’ll be playing critically-acclaimed games that I’ve bought, but...

Hitbox Review: The retro, the old and the remastered

I found myself playing a few games this week that roughly fit into the formula of the classic 1966 Clint Eastwood Spaghetti Western film,...

Hitbox First Impressions: Heavy Bullets — fire, retrieve and repeat

Heavy Bullets is a roguelike, first-person shooter game about picking up after your gunfights. Developer: Terri Vellmann Initial release date: Sept. 18, 2014 Platform: PC Price: $9.99 In Heavy...

Hitbox Review: Untitled Goose Game — Goose on the loose

Why be a human when you can be a goose? Developer: House House Initial release date: Sept. 20, 2019 Platforms: PC , Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and...

Hitbox First Impressions: Ring Fit Adventure — It’s not just exercise, it’s gamercise

Ring Fit Adventure is a little difficult to categorize. Is it a game or exercise software? Well, it’s a mix of both, but definitely...

Hitbox’s video games of the year

As we once again find ourselves in December, let’s look back at what video games released this year. As I’ve mentioned before, game awards...

Hitbox Review: Undertale — Puns can’t remedy shallow characterization

Undertale begins with the player character falling down a hole to the underground, the home of the monsters. The player must find a way...

Hitbox First Impressions: Control — An omnipotent janitor and a sentient building walk into...

Control is a third-person shooter game that takes elements from TV shows and implements them into a video game. It uses the mystery of...

Hitbox First Impressions – Call of Duty: Modern Warfare multiplayer

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare continues the return to boots-on-the-ground gameplay from Call of Duty: WWII. Modern Warfare’s gameplay is slower-paced compared to its...

Hitbox Review: Limbo

Limbo should be renamed to Limbo: Prepare to Die edition. It’s not a matter of if players die, it’s how many times. Experimenting to...

Hitbox Review: Smile for Me

Some games sound completely incomprehensible when explained with no context. Smile for Me is the epitome of these types of games. The player might...

Hitbox Review: Singularity

Singularity is an alternate history, first-person shooter game with a time travel twist. It was developed by Raven Software before they became known as...

Hitbox Review: Night in the Woods

Developed by Infinite Fall and published by Finji, Night in the Woods is a narrative adventure game that tackles fundamental human issues. Night in the...

What are The Hitbox Reviews?

In video-game jargon, a hitbox is an invisible box around the player character. It’s how the game detects whether an enemy’s attack will hit...

Hitbox Review: Transistor

Supergiant Games’ second game continues to improve on the strengths of its predecessor. Transistor’s stand-out narration, well-realized world and deceptively simple combat make for...

Hitbox Retrospective: Mass Effect 2

After almost 10 years, Mass Effect 2’s combat is dated. Thankfully, its writing isn’t. The purpose of this retrospective is to determine if Mass Effect...

Hitbox Review: Hyper Light Drifter

Hyper Light Drifter is a single-player video that was released on March 31, 2016 for PC, Mac and Linux. It has since been released...