It Takes Two delivers one of the best cooperative gaming experiences on record, wrapped in a visually stunning package that exudes whimsy and adventure, and is accessible to players of nearly all skill levels. It’s a playful, genuinely enthusiastic romp through an incredible adventure about a couple in a fractured relationship, with inspired mechanics and pitch-perfect humor, and though the story has some pacing issues, it’s still a knockout hit that’s easy to recommend to anyone.
It’s been 10 years since the release of Criterion’s first foray into the Need for Speed franchise with Hot Pursuit, a remake of the third entry in the series that catapulted the franchise into a household name. Oddly enough, I remember that night opening up my copy of the first highly anticipated Need for Speed game in years. It wasn’t my home, but I remember the room, I remember the TV I played it on and I remember the chills I got when the intro splash screen booted up. Those same chills returned as I stared down the splash screen for Need for Speed Hot Pursuit Remastered. The team at Criterion and Stellar Entertainment did a great job and gave me one more ride down memory lane, top-down, and flying by the seat of my pants.