Category Archives: Vortex Hardware News

Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled Review

Twenty years ago, Naughty Dog’s Crash Team Racing made a name for itself as “the other good kart racer.” And to this day its dynamic courses, flavorful lore, challenging-yet-clear power-sliding mechanic, and lack of catch-up items make it a game

Forza Horizon 4: LEGO Speed Champions Review

Playground Games is doing its best to please everybody. Forza Horizon 4’s first expansion – Fortune Island – was the DLC for authentic driving and drifting purists, but its second is a quirkier package that’s more in line with Forza

My Friend Pedro Review

The crazy 2D-shooter action of My Friend Pedro is about one thing and one thing only: the word “cool.” It almost feels like it was developed with the single-minded purpose of distilling the pure essence of the word, then somehow

Judgment Review

When it was revealed that Judgment – a spin-off from the 13-year-old Yakuza series – was going to cast the main character as a private investigator based in Tokyo’s red-light district, I had wondered if it would break with Yakuza

Mortal Kombat 11: Shang Tsung DLC Review

The first of what will eventually be Mortal Kombat 11’s many DLC characters, Shang Tsung, kicks off Kombat Pack 1 on a cool looking but uneven note. Aesthetically, he’s everything a MK fan could ever want out the classic sorcerer.

Cadence of Hyrule Review

It’s easy to look at Cadence of Hyrule: Crypt of the Necrodancer Featuring the Legend of Zelda and see a simple reskin of an indie darling with the look of one of gaming’s biggest names. But there’s so much more

Borderlands 2: Commander Lilith and the Fight for Sanctuary DLC Review

It turns out those completely unbelievable rumors about a Borderlands 2 DLC bridging the gap between part 2 and the upcoming part 3 are entirely true. Commander Lilith and the Fight for Sanctuary is the first DLC for Borderlands 2

Splitgate: Arena Warfare Review

As a rule, portal guns make everything better. In the case of Splitgate, the ability for every player to place two ends of a teleporter turns an otherwise average arena FPS into a smart, tactical, team-based shooter in which outthinking

Red Dead Online Review

The pendulum of the Red Dead Online experience, which quietly removed its beta label in May, is one that swings wildly. One moment I might be engaged in patient management barely distinguishable from Red Dead Redemption 2’s slow-paced single-player gameplay,

The Elder Scrolls Online: Elsweyr Review

Wander around Elsweyr—the ancient homeland of the cat-like Khajiit people—and you’ll find fascinating vistas around every corner. Windswept deserts lie on either side of the bridge-crossed canyons known as the Stitches while untamed jungles flourish to the south. In every