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The claustrophobic Oxygen tests a new direction for Netflix’s sci-fi strategy

Famicom Detective Club remake is a celebration of text-based mystery games

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Mythic Quest season 2 is much more than the ‘video game sitcom’

The workplace comedy asks tough questions about the workplace

New quests and voices add even more political edge to Disco Elysium: The Final Cut

Jupiter’s Legacy devotes 8 sloggy episodes to asking ‘Should superheroes kill people?’

David Oyelowo’s directorial debut The Water Man is a Spielbergian fairytale adventure

Resident Evil Village is the perfect cocktail of horror and action

Barry Jenkins’ fantasy series The Underground Railroad is a full-force triumph

The Bad Batch is following a promising pattern for animated Star Wars shows

Netflix’s Things Heard & Seen is the year’s most baffling horror story

The Mitchells vs. the Machines is hilarious, beautiful chaos 

The Tom Clancy movie Without Remorse is missing the key elements a thriller needs

Pixar’s Onward spawned a surprisingly good D&D clone

Shudder’s Deadhouse Dark is a scattershot horror anthology with one supreme gross-out

Yasuke is a Black samurai anime that delivers on an expansive promise

Returnal is a relentless meditation on not giving up

Justice Society: World War II is a messy start to a brand new DC Universe

New Pokémon Snap is the portable safari we’ve been waiting for

Rutherford Falls is the show Parks and Recreation never found the time to be

Netflix’s Stowaway tries an approach no one ever takes with sci-fi movies

Street Gang is a Sesame Street history lesson full of surprises

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The Mortal Kombat reboot nails every neck-snapping reason people love the series

Nier Replicant review: a brilliant game with one big catch

Polygon is updating its reviews program for 2018 — and saying farewell to scores

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The X-Men need a priest

Netflix’s Shadow and Bone is the rare adaptation that improves on the book

The Initiative is a genre-bending board game with plenty of tricks up its sleeve

Netflix’s import Ride or Die turns a manga story into a bloody, sexy queer road movie

The animated Chinese epic New Gods: Nezha Reborn finds the tragic side of ultimate power

Wanderhome is a Redwall-inspired RPG that arms players with dialogue, not daggers

Mythic Quest’s new special concentrates all the show’s strengths into one sweet LARP

Netflix’s animated musical Arlo the Alligator Boy sets the stage for something bigger