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Tom Marks

Palo Alto, CA

Favorite Games:
  • Valkyria Chronicles
  • Fez
  • Skies of Arcadia: Legends

41 games reviewed
80.7 average score
84 median score
61.0% of games recommended

Tom Marks's Reviews

Tom is an Associate Editor at IGN focusing on PC games coverage. You may have seen him during 2016 and 2017's PC Gaming Shows at E3. Formerly an Associate Editor at PC Gamer.
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10 / 10.0 - Celeste
Jan 25, 2018

Celeste is a surprise masterpiece. Its 2D platforming is some of the best and toughest since Super Meat Boy, with levels that are as challenging to figure out as they are satisfying to complete.

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9.5 / 10.0 - Opus Magnum
Dec 14, 2017

Opus Magnum is a collection of brilliant puzzles that I want to endlessly replay and re-solve, subtly encouraging my creativity as I hunt for better solutions. It's also managed to create a community around itself, one that encourages both competition and collaboration while ensuring Opus Magnum has no shortage of new challenges even after I had my fill of its campaign. It feels one-of-a-kind, and is without a doubt one of the best puzzle games I've ever played.

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9.4 / 10.0 - Hollow Knight
Jun 22, 2018

Hollow Knight is a Metroidvania with a well of content to discover that's as deep as its labyrinthine caves. The world of Hallownest is compelling and rich, full of story that's left for you to discover on your own, and built with branching paths that offer an absurd amount of choice in how you go about discovering it. With such a high density of secrets to find and fun, challenging enemies to face, it's worth spending every moment you can in Hollow Knight.

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Dec 6, 2018

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is Smash Bros. done right, and done bigger than ever before.

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Oct 22, 2018

Return of the Obra Dinn stands as something wholly unique, a challenging detective game that empowers you to solve its mysteries through actual investigation.

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92 / 100 - Hollow Knight
Jul 10, 2017

Hollow Knight is a new classic, with a dense and detailed world full of secrets to discover.

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9 / 10.0 - FAR: Lone Sails
Aug 16, 2019

Far: Lone Sails is a gorgeous little game with an incredible soundtrack and a journey packed full of both stressful and serene moments alike.

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9 / 10.0 - Slay The Spire
Feb 13, 2019

Slay the Spire takes some of the best parts of deckbuilding games, roguelikes, and dungeon crawlers, and mixes them into a wholly new and extremely satisfying package.

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Sep 4, 2019

Monster Hunter World: Iceborne adds loads of impressive monsters and tons of quality-of-life improvements to an already incredible game.

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Nov 11, 2014

Valkyria Chronicles is one of the most unique and fun strategy games I've ever played, despite a few flaws with the port.

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