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Shadow Of Mordor: The Bright Lord: The Kotaku Review

The Bright Lord, Shadow of Mordor‘s new DLC campaign, promises an epic showdown with Lord of the Rings head honcho Sauron. It was designed in part to address a common fan complaint about the original game’s anticlimactic ending. But while it does give players a chance to fight Sauron, I’d hardly call it an epic battle.


Alto's Adventure Rescues The Endless Runner From Mediocrity

Years of iteration and mainstream popularity have taken their toll on the endless runner genre, rendering it tired and worn despite its young age. Endless snowboarder Alto’s Adventure defies that notion, stripping away layers of gaudy mobile paint to rediscover the genre’s elegant core.


Kirby And The Rainbow Curse: The Kotaku Review

Kirby And The Rainbow Curse is a good game with a weird problem. If you play it, you most likely won’t be able to appreciate its graphics. This isn’t because The Rainbow Curse‘s claymation-style graphics are too beautiful for your primitive senses to comprehend. No, you probably would look at this game and think it’s beautiful.


The Order: 1886: The Kotaku Review

Do you like movies? Do you like video games? If you answered “yes” to either of those questions, you should probably skip The Order: 1886.


Evolve: The Kotaku Review

I’ve been playing a lot of Evolve over the last week and the questions I hear are all the same: Are you tired of this game yet? Is it really repetitive? The answer to each is, simply, no and yes, respectively.


Eden*: The Kotaku Review

This is the story of the end of the world and the woman who saved humanity. One day, humanity learned the Earth was doomed — that an interplanetary object would collide with our planet, destroying its capability to support life. Humanity would have only 100 years to escape the planet and venture out into the stars.


Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate: The Kotaku Review

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate has thus far been 60 hours of The Adventures of Me and My Cat. We’ve had some great times. Once, my cat got stuck under the claws of a Rathian — your average fire-breathing dragon — and I had to whack it in the head with a hammer to get it off. Another time my cat took one look at a Gore Magala — a darkness-spewing night-black hulk of evil — and ran away, leaving me to deal with it alone. (That didn’t go well.) He once saved me from being eaten by running over and bonking me on the head to wake me up after a giant spider sent me to sleep.


Kingston HyperX Cloud II Gaming Headset: The Kotaku Review 

Last year the folks at memory and storage company Kingston Technologies showed the world they knew a thing or two about putting together a good gaming headset. Now they’re back with the HyperX Cloud II, adding virtual 7.1 surround sound to an already successful piece of hardware.


The Legend Of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D: The Kotaku Review

The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask is a true original. Other creators have had 15 years to copy its ideas, but inexplicably, nobody has.


Dying Light: The Kotaku Review

I was almost 10 hours into Dying Light before I got my hands on a gun. It was an assault rifle, and I had to kill a man for it. Doing so wasn’t pretty, nor was it easy.