March was a welcomed month for gaming, removing some of the prior month’s games that left a rather sour taste in our mouths (*cough* Anthem *cough*). There were also plenty of genres to choose from, making March a well-rounded month for gaming. In our ongoing monthly feature, we take a look at some of last month’s biggest games as ranked by Metacritic score.
5. Yoshi’s Crafted World
Metacritic Score: 80 / User Score: 8.5
Good Feel's Yoshi’s Crafted World was announced at E3 2017, and the wait was well worth it. Although not as challenging as its predecessor, Yoshi’s Island, Yoshi’s Crafted World once again brings to life one of our favorite Mario characters, creating a visually-pleasing and fun romp through Yoshi’s gimmicky world. Newcomers and veterans alike can enjoy Yoshi’s Crafted World, available now on the Nintendo Switch
4. Tom Clancy’s The Division 2
Metacritic Score: 83 (Averaged across platforms) / User Score: 7.0 (Averaged across platforms)
We were admittedly nervous heading into our review of Tom Clancy’s The Division 2, but we were pleasantly surprised by what we got. With the exception of the in-game menus and user interface, the game improves on the original one, making it a worthwhile investment for anyone who may be on the fence. Ubisoft has a full year of content in store, which should provide players with plenty of opportunities to remain active in the game. Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 is available now for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
3. Baba Is You
Metacritic Score: 84 (Averaged across platforms) / User Score: 8.2 (Averaged across platforms)
Hempuli Oy's Baba Is You is an indie title that probably flew under your radar, but is well worth your time. The puzzle game is quirky and interesting, and is priced perfectly for the time you’ll actually be spending in-game. Baba Is You’s graphics are simple, but engaging enough to keep your attention. We gave the game a 5-star rating in our review, which should be proof enough that Baba Is You - available on the PC and Nintendo Switch - is worth picking up.
2. Devil May Cry 5
Metacritic Score: 88 (Averaged across platforms) / User Score: 8.0 (Averaged across platforms)
One of Devil May Cry 5’s biggest successes is its narrative. Years have gone by since Hell’s legion was unleashed upon the earth, but a new army has made its presence known, forcing Dante and crew to face their own personal demons to rid the world of the new demonic threat. Fans of the franchise will feel right at home with Devil May Cry 5’s over-the-top action, with an ending that truly feels like a completion of the story that began almost 20 years ago. Devil May Cry 5 is available for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
1. Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
Metacritic Score: 91 (Averaged across platforms) / User Score: 7.9 (Averaged across platforms)
Although Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice comes from the same studio as Dark Souls and Bloodborne, players can expect Sekiro to be more than a difficult game a game. Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice has considerable depth, with every death resulting in a game-altering consequence. Die too much, and you just might miss out on other in-game experiences entirely. Die too rarely… Just kidding. You can still expect to be plenty frustrated at times, but that’s what makes progress within the game so satisfying. With a 4.5-star rating, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice should be considered a must-buy, especially for fans of the Soulsborne catalog of games. Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice can be picked up on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.