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'Dragon Quest XI' review roundup: Incredible but lacking innovation

Sep 18, 2018 - 1:20 PM

A trio of Japan's best creative minds craft a masterpiece whose biggest fault is that it sticks to tradition a little bit too much

All photos from Square Enix


'NBA 2K19' review roundup: The gold standard but pay-to-win system mars game

Sep 17, 2018 - 4:17 PM

'NBA 2K19' continues to excel but microtransactions also continue to rule the day in online career modes

Screenshot from NBA 2K19 video


'Spider-Man' PS4 review: More than a heroic experience

Sep 04, 2018 - 10:00 PM

Insomniac’s take on Spider-Man is a complete and spectacular 'Spider-Man' experience. It’s fast, fluid, funny and stays true to the character

Photos from Sony/Spider-Man


First impressions: Samsung Galaxy Note 9

Aug 10, 2018 - 4:43 PM

The new Note tops out at a whopping P75,990 for the 512GB version

Huawei Nova 3i quick review: Its P20-like design is a winner

Jul 18, 2018 - 8:29 PM

The quad-camera-sporting Huawei Nova 3i launches on July 28 at the starting price of P15,990

CURVATURE. The design language of the premium P20 phones trickle to Huawei's new midrange offering, the Nova 3i. Photo by Kyle Chua/Rappler


Huawei P20 review: Holding its own with stellar cameras

Jul 10, 2018 - 6:45 AM

While the P20 doesn’t have the triple-camera setup of the P20 Pro, it’s still capable of shooting high-quality images packed with plenty of detail

Photo by Kyle Chua/Rappler


OPPO F7 review: Among this year's great midrangers

May 01, 2018 - 11:53 AM

This year has seen no shortage of affordable midrangers. Allow the F7 to present its case.

OPPO F7. All photos by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler


Far Cry 5 returns to form with a few tweaks to its known formula

Apr 12, 2018 - 5:00 PM

Change has come, and change is good

'Seven Deadly Sins: Knights of Britannia’ review: Fan service, guilty pleasure

Feb 13, 2018 - 11:18 AM

The video game does a fine job giving exactly what fans loved the most about the anime: intense combat. It does, however, fall short everywhere else

Courtesy of Bandai Namco Entertainment-Asia

'Monster Hunter: World' review: Something to sink your teeth into

Feb 12, 2018 - 11:37 AM

The newest entry in the popular monster-slaying series is not like the games of the series' past. Learn more in our review

Rappler Game Night: Shadow of the Colossus

Feb 07, 2018 - 6:48 PM

Join the Rappler Gaming League crew as we test our mettle against more colossi and further explore Shadow of the Colossus’ unique world and gameplay

Nokia 8 review: A flagship comeback

Jan 04, 2018 - 8:26 PM

Nokia's return in the big leagues sets a promising tone

All photos by Alexis dela Cruz/Rappler


Nokia 3 review: An eye-catching entry level phone

Dec 11, 2017 - 2:09 PM

Arguably the best looking device in the P10,000-and-under bracket but long charging times, and unremarkable speakers mar the experience

NOKIA 3. All photos by Alex dela Cruz/Rappler


The Evil Within 2's supernatural scares will put you in a chokehold

Oct 30, 2017 - 5:13 PM

The pacing, the atmosphere, and the grotesque creatures make for an effective survival horror title

IN YOUR FACE. The mark of a great horror game is if it can get both under your skin and in your face. The Evil Within 2 does both. All images from Bethesda


'Headliner' review: A lesson on how news shapes society

Oct 23, 2017 - 6:01 PM

'Headliner' puts you in the shoes of a news publisher, tasked with picking which stories to run amid corporate and personal pressures

HEADLINER. How will you let your days play out? All screenshots from game playthroughs.

A month into 'Destiny 2': What the first 'Destiny' should've been

Oct 18, 2017 - 1:36 PM

'It’s been a month since I first started playing, and I don’t think I’ll be abandoning it anytime soon'

VILLAINOUS INTENT. The bad guy finally has a face


HTC U11 review: As good as the numbers show

Sep 19, 2017 - 5:01 PM

Overall, what we have here is a phone that really wants to please, and it does, and is priced very competitively in its segment


'Uncharted: The Lost Legacy' quick review: Beautiful as ever

Aug 18, 2017 - 7:26 AM

The game looks absolutely beautiful fun exciting with two interesting characters that will keep you playing – everything you’d expect from an Uncharted game

Moto Z2 Play review: Decent mid-ranger with tremendous battery life

Aug 14, 2017 - 6:41 PM

The 25 000 peso Z2 Play is Moto s attempt to hit balance between a slim design stable performance and battery endurance

Z2 PLAY. Moto has a solid mid-ranger in their hands with this high-endurance unit. Photo by Kyle Chua/Rappler


Samsung C9 Pro review: Excellent but cheaper competition weakens appeal

Aug 03, 2017 - 4:12 PM

If you want a Samsung and can t afford the Galaxy S8 the C9 Pro is a great alternative But the glut of cheaper phones with similar oomph can make one think twice

SAMSUNG GALAXY C9 PRO. All photos and screenshots by Alex dela Cruz/Rappler


Review: The Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus is a workhorse

Jul 06, 2017 - 2:45 PM

It s a well dressed pro with the hustle to match

HANDY. In spite of the big screen, the S8 Plus fits well in the hand. Photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler


#GameNight: Get Even

Jul 04, 2017 - 6:30 PM

Try not to get too freaked out as we head into our blind playthrough of Get Even a psychological horror first person shooter game

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Review: The LG G6's only crime is its processor is not the newest

May 05, 2017 - 4:49 PM

We play with LG s 2017 heavyweight contender for about a month mostly finding a lot of things to love

'Ghost Recon: Wildlands' review: A repetitive game that requires creativity

Mar 18, 2017 - 8:00 AM

Does Ghost Recon: Wildlands feed our reviewer s desire for a tactical shooter? Find out in this review of Ubisoft s latest title

'Horizon: Zero Dawn' review: An exhilarating game unlike any other

Feb 25, 2017 - 4:00 AM

The PS4 exclusive is a unique masterpiece with its adrenaline charged combat jaw dropping world and fresh motivating character

'Tales of Berseria' review: A step in the right direction

Feb 19, 2017 - 6:31 PM

With Berseria the series veers away from clichès – proof that a simple yet cohesive story and gameplay can go far

The diverse personalities of the supporting characters provide great balance to Velvet's dark and almost monotonous persona.

The Vivo V5 Plus: An iPhone clone but still very likable

Feb 04, 2017 - 2:23 PM

The Apple like Android unit looks good and its high resolution dual front facing camera system gives it a unique selling point

Samsung R7 review: An egg-shaped audio wonder

Jan 19, 2017 - 3:45 PM

Take the R7 for what it is: a premium wireless speaker with a premium price tag

PS4 Pro: Things to consider before purchasing

Jan 14, 2017 - 11:49 AM

Weighing the pros and cons of Sony’s 4K console

Beoplay H5 review: Exquisite sound at a price

Dec 30, 2016 - 8:03 PM

It s a premium pair with a price that only a serious audiophile will be able to swallow

THE H5. The wireless wonder is Beoplay's contribution to the AirPod era. Photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler

Our final word on 'Final Fantasy XV'

Dec 28, 2016 - 10:00 AM

The epic RPG s combination of gameplay world and even appreciable characters has done a great job in compelling gamers to play

Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime review: A midrange phone with flagship dreams

Dec 23, 2016 - 5:28 PM

It has the looks and its performance isn t half bad

What a DJ thinks of the LG V20's audio features

Dec 21, 2016 - 6:34 PM

The LG V20 is supposed to boast incredible audio Will this music pro agree?

'SD Gundam G Generation Genesis' review: Made for the hardcore Gundam fan

Dec 14, 2016 - 11:19 AM

It s the first ever G Generation game to be released in English

A photographer's take on the Sony Xperia XZ

Dec 13, 2016 - 2:41 PM

Does the camera on Sony s flagship live up to its promise? To find out we have a talented lensman play around with the device for a month

The deal with these $280 wireless earphones

Nov 30, 2016 - 6:53 PM

The top of the line Bragi Dash offers a glimpse at the potential of truly wireless earphones

Fitbit Charge 2 review: A sleek wearable with thoughtful features

Nov 24, 2016 - 7:49 PM

Read Rappler s hands on review with the follow up to Fitbit s best selling tracker the Charge HR

'Call Of Duty: Infinite Warfare' review: Memorable but lacking

Nov 24, 2016 - 4:05 PM

Highly recommended if you’re a fan of fast paced action and compelling war stories – whether or not you re tired of the space setting

Gear review: The Samsung Galaxy TabPro S

Nov 21, 2016 - 6:07 PM

The Samsung 2 in 1 has an amazing display sleek looks and is a steady performer Just don t count on it being a full fledged laptop replacement

'Heroes Above' takes asynchronous PVP to the skies

Nov 06, 2016 - 10:46 AM

We review Heroes Above one of the Filipino made games showcased at Tokyo Game Show 2016

The Asus Zenfone 3's camera aspires to be a do-it-all

Oct 24, 2016 - 5:18 PM

The mid range Zenfone 3 s feature rich camera keeps premium phone makers on their heels We put it through its paces with a little bit of food photography

The Sony Xperia XZ's big proposal: it takes the best action shots

Oct 22, 2016 - 4:50 PM

Sony s new flagship phone boasts of a camera for action photography We test it on two teppanyaki chefs performing culinary acrobatics

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered is the glorious return of a classic

Oct 22, 2016 - 11:02 AM

An incredible remaster of one of the most iconic boots on the ground first person shooters

No Man’s Sky review: Explore a vast universe with limited activities

Aug 15, 2016 - 7:01 PM

No Man’s Sky does deliver its promise of endless discoveries and the wondrous experience of space exploration but does it hold up over time? Find out in our review

INSIDE review: A disturbing yet compelling platformer

Jul 28, 2016 - 10:30 AM

Inside is a terrifying suspenseful and compelling game that will suck you in its world in its first few minutes

Impressions: The first 5 hours of Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE

Jun 26, 2016 - 3:04 PM

Are you looking for a light hearted RPG for your Wii U? Tokyo Mirage Sessions may be something you can idolize

Rody Fight review: Can you really stamp out crime in 6 months?

May 17, 2016 - 2:15 PM

Does Keybol Games Rody Fight provide a good game beyond its stylish appearance? Read on to find out

Dark Souls 3 review: A fiery sequel

Apr 18, 2016 - 12:30 PM

Beyond its difficulty Dark Souls 3 offers more than the stressful gaming nights we seek

Street Fighter V review: The good, the great, and the unfinished

Feb 21, 2016 - 11:00 AM

Depending on who you are and what your experience is with fighting games this latest Street Fighter title could be a great hit or an unfortunate miss

The Tomorrow Children preview: The red Minecraft

Jan 24, 2016 - 9:58 PM

The Tomorrow Children carries a very Red mix of Minecraft gameplay Pixar like animation and heavy Soviet Russian themes As a result the game s imagery and mechanics are different from many popular games played today

THE RED MINECRAFT. The Tomorrow Children blends base-building and base-defense with Soviet Russian-era themes. Screen shots from the beta test.