8.5

Test: Middle Earth: Shadow of War

Shadow of War is an open-world, action role-playing game that continues the story from the 2014 hit game Shadow of Mordor. It features the Gondorian ranger Talion, fused with the spirit of the elf lord Celebrim...
8.7

Test: Nintendo Switch

As recent as 2014, Nintendo experienced one of its worst financial losses in the company’s history—they had to slash their forecast for the Wii U by as much as 70 percent, and even their more popular 3DS system...
8

Test: Nintendo NES Classic Edition

I was nine years old when my neighbors got a Nintendo Family Computer, and it seemed like it was nothing short of a miracle for my young mind. I began hanging around their house whenever they play so I could ge...
8.9

Test: Sid Meier’s Civilization VI

With nearly 1,600 titles in my game library, I have an undeniable favorite—the one I’ve dumped about 800 hours in: the six-year-old game Civilization V. The Civilization series is a time warp, a black hole wher...

What a boy (with autism) wants

In this season of gift giving, desire is a common feeling. We all have our wish lists, and children, especially, have detailed yearnings. They tell their parents their wishes, they make a letter for Santa, and ...