The independent student newspaper at the University of Illinois since 1871

The Daily Illini

The independent student newspaper at the University of Illinois since 1871

The Daily Illini

The independent student newspaper at the University of Illinois since 1871

The Daily Illini

Screenshot from Yazuka 5 Remastered of one of the characters smashing someone down with a weapon. The game includes a variety of features and modes for different types of gameplay.

‘Yakuza 5’ features diverse gameplay modes, features

By Aidan Finn, Staff Writer

The Yakuza series is a fascinating beast. It simultaneously...

A screenshot from the video game Red Matter” by Vertical Robot is shown above. This VR game is one of three that deserve more recognition.

Check out these three must-play virtual reality games

By Aidan Finn, Staff Writer

In wake of Mark Zuckerberg’s magnificently cringe...

A screenshot of one of the maps from the first-person adventure video Mirrors Edge. This 2000s parkour based game has a simple and futuristic style.

‘Mirror’s Edge’ features parkour-themed landscapes, minimalist style

By Aidan Finn, Staff Writer

Let’s go back to the 2000s.  It was the era of...

Mateus Ward stars in the indie horror film C.O.R.N.: A Field of Screams. The movie is a great Halloween watch to celebrate spooky season.

Indie Halloween flick ‘C.O.R.N.: A Field of Screams’ features high quality thrills, effects

By Aidan Finn, Staff Writer

It's spooky season: The time of year where the box...

A screenshot from the video game Outer Wilds is shown above. Multiple non-horror games have been chosen as the best for late-night vibes.

These non-horror games embody late-night vibes

By Aidan Finn, Contributing Writer

There is no other feeling than that late-night vibe...

A screen shot from the video game Half-Life is shown above. The game recently underwent a virtual reality transition.

‘Half Life’ undergoes virtual reality revival

By Aidan Finn, Contributing Writer

In 1998, the landscape of video games was changed in...

A screenshot from the game What Remains of Edith Finch is shown above. The video game was released on Aug. 24, 2017.

‘What Remains of Edith Finch’ features odyssey through mental struggles

By Aidan Finn, Staff Writer

There is truly no sensation as magical as heading blindly...

A screenshot of the game The Artful Escape is shown above. The video game released on Sept. 9.

‘The Artful Escape’ provides otherworldly coming-of-age experience

By Aidan Finn, Staff Writer

I’ve said it time and again that there is truly no...

The game Superliminal is a mind-bending game with many puzzles to solve. The game was released on Nov. 5, 2020.

‘Superliminal’ blends puzzle-solving, rouge artificial intelligence plotline

By Aidan Finn, Staff Writer

In the good old days of my suburban elementary school...

A guys sneaks up on a victim in the game Mafia III. The game was released May 19, 2020.

‘Mafia III’ is the good-kind of hot mess

By Aidan Finn, Staff Writer

When picturing the American dream, some might imagine...

A character from Psychonauts runs down   a walkway. The game was released April 19, 2005.

‘Psychonauts’ gets jiggy with it

By Aidan Finn, Staff Writer

It’s a rarity to enter a game with mild expectations...

A screenshot of the video game Alien Swarm: Reactive Drop is shown above. The game released on April 20, 2017.

‘Alien Swarm: Reactive Drop’ misses mark on originality

By Aidan Finn, Staff Writer

As we enter September and the adrenaline rush of starting...

Load More Stories