COED Writer

Phil Villarreal

Watches movies and games for work, then watches more movies and plays more games on his downtime. A movie and video game critic since 2001, Phil is the author of Secrets of a Stingy Scoundrel, Stormin' Mormon and Zeta Male. Twitter: @philvillarreal
Articles Written
Sep 4, 2017

Best Platformer Games 2017: Top 5 Best Platformer Games To Play Now

Guiding a character through hazard-filled levels and improbable jumps to skirt death with timing and speed is a pleasure that...

Apr 20, 2017

‘Mario Kart 8 Deluxe’ Review: Must-See Details & Screenshots

A Nintendo console generation doesn’t officially start until a¬†Mario Kart title comes fling out of the gates. Mario Kart...

Apr 2, 2017

‘Persona 5’ Review: Must-See Details & Screenshots

Persona games have always stood apart from other JRPGs by daring to venture into darker, more socially relevant material than...

‘MLB The Show 17’ Review: Must-See Details & Screenshots

Where do you go once you’ve stomped the competition into oblivion and achieved your wildest dreams? The developers at SIE...

Mar 28, 2017

Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 Review: Must-See Details & Screenshots

When Apple released the iPad Pro last year in late 2015, it fundamentally changed what people expected of tablets. With...

Mar 23, 2017

‘Mass Effect: Andromeda’ Review: Must-See Details & Screenshots

Anything less than a genre-defying masterpiece would have made Mass Effect: Andromeda a disappointment, which is why sizable portions of...

Mar 21, 2017

Mar 6, 2017

Best Wii U Games Of 2016: Top 5 Best Wii U Games To Play Now

Although it never quite caught fire with gamers in the way the Wii did, Nintendo’s Wii U had tons of...

Mar 6, 2017

‘Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands’ Review: Must-See Details & Screenshots

Back in the Xbox One/PS3 days, the Ghost Reconvfacet of Ubisoft’s Tom Clancy gaming empire was synonymous with hardcore team-up...

Mar 2, 2017

‘The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild’ Review: Must-See Details & Screenshots

It worked out well for Nintendo that The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild got stuck in development hell...

Mar 1, 2017

Nintendo Switch Review: Must-See Details & Screenshots

Nintendo lives and dies by the out-of-left-field gimmick. The Wii U — despite being far superior to its predecessor in...

Feb 20, 2017

‘Horizon Zero Dawn’ Review: Must-See Details & Screenshots

Horizon Zero Dawn casts a grim look at the future of humanity. A society-destroying cataclysm has decimated technology, infrastructure and...

Feb 14, 2017

‘For Honor’ Review: Must-See Details & Screenshots

For Honor sets out to prove that guns are for wusses. True warriors slug it out with their strength, reflexes...

Feb 3, 2017

Best Xbox One Games: Top 5 New Games Coming Out In February 2017

Eight years ago, Halo Wars managed to pull off the tricky feat of bringing the real-time strategy genre to the...