Call of Duty: Vanguard, Cyberpunk, and more discussed in this week's Totally Rated

The latest episode of Totally Rated is here, which is the premier news and review show brought to you by GamesRadar and our sister sites here at Future Publishing.

This week we're talking about Call of Duty: Vanguard, which was finally revealed last night after months of leaks and teases. 

But we're also focused on Madden NFL 22, the latest in EA's American Football series that drops today on all platforms. According to our own reviewer, Mark Delaney, the biggest thing to note is that "Franchise is, at long last, the priority". 

"Franchise is the best it's been in years," says Delaney, adding later that this is "the first iteration in years to go all-in on the community's most popular mode". 

Over in tech (with a lovely gaming slant), TechRadar's Gerald Lynch was one of the first people to try out the UK-exclusive, location-based Far Cry VR: Dive Into Insanity experience. 

Don't worry though, it doesn't sound like you're missing out on too much if you can't attend for yourself. Lynch states that it's "very much a points-based, on-rails shooter. There's more in common here with arcade staples like Time Crisis or House of the Dead than the free-roaming we've come to expect from Far Cry."

However, he does add that "Dive Into Insanity does a good job of recreating the visual feel of Far Cry’s third instalment – all lush tropical jungles, bandana-wearing pirates, rusty container sheds, and exploding barrels. There’s even a hallucinogenic shootout in a mysterious cavern through which sea creatures float and pirates take potshots at you from the ceiling – a high point of the experience."

You can watch the full episode above for all the details.

New episodes of Totally Rated arrive every Friday, so tune in for more weekly roundups across tech, gaming, and entertainment!

Sam Loveridge
Global Editor-in-Chief, GamesRadar+

Sam Loveridge is the Global Editor-in-Chief of GamesRadar, and joined the team in August 2017. Sam came to GamesRadar after working at TrustedReviews, Digital Spy, and Fandom, following the completion of an MA in Journalism. In her time, she's also had appearances on The Guardian, BBC, and more. Her experience has seen her cover console and PC games, along with gaming hardware, for a decade, and for GamesRadar, she's in charge of the site's overall direction, managing the team, and making sure it's the best it can be. Her gaming passions lie with weird simulation games, big open-world RPGs, and beautifully crafted indies. She plays across all platforms, and specializes in titles like Pokemon, Assassin's Creed, The Sims, and more. Basically, she loves all games that aren't sports or fighting titles! In her spare time, Sam likes to live like Stardew Valley by cooking and baking, growing vegetables, and enjoying life in the countryside.