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The Crew 2 Review

The Crew 2 is an overly ambitious racing entry that misses the mark. Despite getting the feeling of cars and other vehicles right, optimization problems and a lifeless map keep this title from really being anything special.

BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle Review

This mostly-stable title is an excellent release for fast-paced fun. Online and offline modes have plenty to offer fans of the fighting genre, including an exciting and funny story.

Conan Exiles Review

Conan Exiles is a survival title that successfully immerses you in Robert E. Howard’s brutal Conan setting, but delivers weak combat impact.

Wreckfest Review

Wreckfest is a demolition derby-style racer with stunning physics and a hint of absurdity. Whether your vehicle of choice is a Pontiac Firebird or a lawn mower, the title is less about racing and more about the spectacular collisions.

Dead by Daylight - Curtain Call Chapter

In celebration of Dead by Daylight’s two-year anniversary and the feat of surpassing over 4 million copies sold across all platforms, Behaviour Interactive released the newest DLC — Curtain Call.

Kabounce Review

Kabounce is delightful, especially if you’re looking for an online, competitive multiplayer title. While minor improvements could be made, you’re mostly left wanting more: More maps, more options — more Kabounce!

Antigraviator Review

Antigraviator is an excellent choice when you’re looking for fast-paced action, even if replayability feels a tad limited.

Ancestors Legacy Review

Ancestors Legacy has something to offer everyone. Between its multiplayer skirmishes and its impressive solo campaigns, there’s enough to entertain any kind of player.

Hunt Showdown Early Access Review

Hunt: Showdown caters to those looking for deeper strategy and a slower pace than typical battle royale offerings provide.

Open Beta OPN Highlight: Grimmwood

Headup Games and Big Moustache Games announce their cooperation on Grimmwood, a challenging social multiplayer RPG experience, blending elements of survival, roguelike and exploration.

Monster Prom Review

Monster Prom is a dating sim that’s ready to scare away the competition with drop-dead gorgeous art, killer writing, and music that’s to die for.

Murderous Pursuits Open Beta

For those looking to dive into the Open Beta and get a taste of how this spiritual successor to PC classic The Ship - also a Blazing Griffin game - moves the genre forward (seriously, it takes place on a flying, time-traveling ship), visit the Murderous Pursuits Open Beta page on Steam and install the free client this Friday.

Editor’s Note: this article was edited by OPNoobs staff for neutrality.

Red Faction Guerrilla Re-Mars-tered Edition Announced

THQ Nordic Red Faction Guerrilla will be fully re-Mars-tered (pun proudly intended) and released in Q2 2018. The game will go by the name of Red Faction Guerrilla Re-Mars-tered and "destruction" will remain its middle name.

Exorder Review

At times bland, Exorder can also be fun to play. A lack of reward for any achievements contributes to a sense of no progression, but that's compensated by the complexity you'll find in troop types and maps. In sum, an option to consider if you like turn-based games.

Stormworks: Build and Rescue Early Access Review

Stormworks: Build and Rescue has everything you look for in a casual (but not too casual) title. It expands on well-worn mechanics to provide a familiar but deep experience. Building is interesting and can be as simple or complicated as you’d like, with the logic system providing a wealth of possibilities. Gameplay is straightforward while still being challenging. It’s great as it stands in Early Access, so you can expect a truly great experience from the final product.

Warriors: Rise to Glory! Early Access Review

A lack of variety in combat, some inevitable grinding, and lowbrow humor are shortfalls (unless you like those things), but it has a good sense of progression. Warriors: Rise to Glory adds a modern spin to a niche that isn’t worn out yet.

Gravel Review

Attempting to blur the line between arcade and simulation, Gravel feels like it isn't sure what it wants to be. While offering a solid gameplay experience, it doesn’t bring anything new to the table. More disappointingly, its career mode is a bit of a hit and miss: the series of circuits and sprint races to face “masters” of given disciplines was a cool idea, but incentives to advance are lacking.

Quake Champions Update Details Revealed

Quake Champions is getting new content, features, and improvements driven by feedback from the community. Next Thursday, March 15, id Software will roll out the next big free update for Quake Champions, delivering new ways to play and new looks. This will include the return of Instagib - the first new game mode added since closed beta - the introduction of ‘No Abilities Mode’ in custom games; a new 2v2 version of Ranked Play for competitive players and a variety of seasonal cosmetics to commemorate the coming of Spring.

Journey: Star Conflict Gets Campaign Progression

StarGem Inc. and Gaijin Entertainment today announced the release of the “Journey” update for the space action MMO Star Conflict. In a redesign of the game’s progression system, players can now earn experience points and unlock new content by taking part in a story-driven campaign. The update offers beginners a gradual introduction to the game’s warring factions, different ship types, and incrementally increasing complex combat scenarios, while experienced pilots can head directly to more challenging adventures in outer space on new ships.

Editor’s Note: this article was edited by OPNoobs staff for neutrality.

Darwin Project Early Access Launches March 9

You survived the Alphas. You survived the Betas. Now, get ready to fight on a whole new platform! Scavengers Studio is excited to announce that Darwin Project will launch on Steam Early Access  on Friday, March 9, 2018, retailing for $14.99 USD.

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