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out of 241 ratings.

Simply fascinating

by J Vivona on
Rating: ★★★★★

Ryan has an indellible way of bringing out the best in the movers and shakers of the video game industry. He is incisive, inquisitive, and passionate. Great interviews and great show all around.

This is the best of IGN!

by Pat moon on
Rating: ★★★★★

I consume a lot of stuff from IGN and I love most of it, but this show is by far my favorite. Every episode provides amazing revelations and insight. It’s so important for fans of games to connect with the mindsets of game creators. It enriches our discussions of games and our joy from playing them. More Unfiltered please!

More then just a video podcast

by thatguymiller on
Rating: ★★★★★

This is so much more then a video podcast dives deep into the guest lives and really tries to understand how they got started in this Industry. The host Ryan does an amazing job asking great questions while still letting the guest be the star. 5stars every time it’s a must listen every month.

One of the best video game podcasts

by itsKingGucci on
Rating: ★★★★★

Some of the best interviews in the industry by one of the best and most knowledgeable interviewers. Please keep it up.

One of my favorite podcasts.

Rating: ★★★★★

I look forward to this podcast every month. Ryan always brings in great guests with great stories.


by Polyeidos on
Rating: ★★★★★

Excellent, insightful interviews.

I didn’t know this was a podcast

by Hodgebaba57 on
Rating: ★★★★★

I’ve been listening to Unlocked for close to 5 years, but I never checked this out because I assumed it was only a video on ign. Knowing it’s a podcast, I’m all in! I’m an idiot.


by Darkredash on
Rating: ★★★★★

I love this show, and I hope it can find the view s it needs to keep going. People need to hear from these creators!

Best IGN podcast!

by Emaloo to you too on
Rating: ★★★★★

Easily the best IGN podcast. I only wish there were more episodes. If you’re interested at all in the people that make games, you really need to subscribe.Thanks Ryan!

Best gaming BTS around!

by Golden Child 615 on
Rating: ★★★★★

IGN’s Unfiltered have set the bar high for the gaming podcast genre. Each episode has the best guests, and never has a dull moment. Ryan is an awesome interviewer with the way he engages with his guests. It’s also good that you can tell he does his research before each episode and keeps his interviews fresh by asking the right questions. I would recommend this show to fellow gamers or just people who enjoy how things are made. Keep it up Ryan!

Great content

by thesnowman21 on
Rating: ★★★★★

Love these long form interviews by Ryan. Keep up the good work.

IGN at its best!

by Sstrieker1 on
Rating: ★★★★★

Ryan’s passion project has delivered a unique, behind the curtain view of game development. I’m always excited to see what / who he has brought into the studio to get a perspective all its own!

Top Notch Gaming Interviews

by OU20 on
Rating: ★★★★★

IGN Unfiltered is one of my top podcasts, Ryan does an incredible job interviewing the gaming industries most storied individuals. Keep up the great work, looking forward to future episodes.

Really unique gaming podcast

by N2Indie on
Rating: ★★★★★

Just finished the latest interview with Jenova Chen. I was surprisingly moved in the interview, prompting me to write a review. I love listening to creative minds and never had the opportunity to do so in regard to gaming. Some, like the jenova chen interview, feel like conversations with great artists. It’s wonderful to be able to pull back the curtain on these people and see the inspiration behind some of their works. I can’t wait for more.

The No Clip of podcasts!

by Gorthar the Honorable on
Rating: ★★★★★

One of the most in depth, honest look st some of the gaming industry's most influential and fascinating developers and other key figures. Cannot recommend enough.


by abonilla11 on
Rating: ★★★★★

Thank you for doing what you do! Under appreciated but one of the best gaming podcasts out there, informative, inspiring and definitely worth the every second.

Best interview podcast

by Serninator86 on
Rating: ★★★★★

I look forward to each episode. Listening to the smart questions that Ryan asks to notable members of the gaming industry is a real treat. I love learning about the personal side of game development and this is a great view into that world. Keep it up!

Great interviews

by Lmjthehitman on
Rating: ★★★★★

Love hearing where these game directors come from and what influenced them.

So MUCH insight!

by fusillieric on
Rating: ★★★★★

Ryan isn't a great “Games-journalist”, he’s a great Journalist-journalist (period). His smart questions, genuine interest, an rapport with games industry creative types really come across in each interview; even the guests I didn’t have any interest in initially.

So MUCH insight!

by fusillieric on
Rating: ★★★★★

Ryan isn't a great “Games-journalist”, he’s a great Journalist-journalist (period). His smart questions, genuine interest, an rapport with games industry creative types really come across in each interview; even the guests I didn’t have any interest in initially.


by JoLoBro on
Rating: ★★★★★

One of the only ways to get deep dives and fascinating tales straight from devs. Ryan masterfully steers convos with a variety of topics covered


by 2018jschmeeckle on
Rating: ★★★★★

Best video game interview podcast out there!

Enjoy the long form interview

by Povlak on
Rating: ★★★★★

I really enjoy the long format and Ryan taking us through a journey of the people creating games and what they think of the industry

Great podcast!

by ac slice on
Rating: ★★★★★

Ryan does a great job going in-depth with the most influential people in the games industry. I enjoy hearing about how these awesome people got their start and the background industry stuff you never hear about. Keep it up!

IGN Unfiltered is the best video game podcast out there!

by Sean St.Ledger on
Rating: ★★★★★

I love IGN Unfiltered! This show is an in-depth interview show with titans of the gaming industry and it's truest fascinating to learn how the guests became so influential. It's also equally fascinating to learn how some of my favorite games and even games I've never played get created. The passion both Ryan and the interviewee convey for their craft's within the gaming industry is beyond compare and as a gamer/listener it's a real treat to gain the insight this show providesIf you happen to read this Ryan, you are killing it and keep up the great work.

Best interviews

by Ogswagtrill on
Rating: ★★★★★

Most interesting stories I've heard in games. Ryan is a great interviewer and is always prepared. He's he Nardwaur of video games! Check out unlocked on IGN too! Thanks for the awesome podcasts Ryan!

Monthly highlight

by KNRZSN on
Rating: ★★★★★

Some of the most interesting interviews with some of the most interesting people in video games.

Best Interviews Ever

by Rellite on
Rating: ★★★★★

I love hearing Ryan dissect the inner minds of these brilliant game designers. This makes me want to go back to school to get into game design, super inspiring work!

I love the deep dive

by Bob8162826272518 on
Rating: ★★★★★

Exactly like the title says, Ryan does a great job on this show keep it up!

Wow absolutely amazing

by anaper123 on
Rating: ★★★★★

This podcast nails it just incredible interesting conversations keep it up

Ryan's best work

by Pauly P0p on
Rating: ★★★★★

The older I get the more I can't stand IGN, and it's shallow take on video game culture and it's poor representation of gamers as a whole, most gamers are regular working class people and just because we don't dye our hair blue doesn't mean we love games any less.... with that being said This is by far the most interesting and informative podcast that has anything to with IGN and is actually very good regardless of who publishes it. I've always like Ryan and he seems sincere. I'm happy he got this gig and I hope they stick with him and this format. I wish IGN would put out more mature content.

Great interviews

by deadpixels1 on
Rating: ★★★★★

really great long form interviews. Great job Ryan

A Fascinating Look From A Different Angle

by Kev100100 on
Rating: ★★★★★

Ryan does a great job exploring a different side of the industry with people who have such interesting stories, stories that for some reason otherwise go untold. Keep it up. I have loved all 10 episodes so far and look forward to who ever comes next.

One of the best things to see in my podcast feed

by CJ4290 on
Rating: ★★★★★

This is an amazing podcast, if you have any interest in Gaming, this is a great listen. Ik you've been getting some flack from some idiots on the Internet, but know that this is an amazing podcast, I've listen to every episode, and will continue listening, it's great hearing these stories from greats in gaming. The story about Phil asking if he should quit too, just reaffirmed my belief that he's the right person for Xbox, and a great person to be in the gaming community. Please continue this series.

Amazing Podcast!

by xReMINGT0N on
Rating: ★★★★★

Ryan was born to do Radio! His voice is easy to listen to & his interviewing prowess is undeniable. Seriously give this a listen as you'll get a better understanding as to what goes on behind the scenes in gaming as well as the chance to get an "inside look" into these popular game developers heads as Ryan really asks the tough questions. 5 Stars without a doubt!

Top Shelf

by Oldmanmojo on
Rating: ★★★★★

Thank you Ryan. It is so nice to get the behind-the-scenes looks and information that your interviews provide.

Amazing Video Game Interviews

by ccanfield1 on
Rating: ★★★★★

I absolutely love this podcast ! Ryan McCaffrey interviews some of the most interesting people in the gaming industry. Each episode is enlightening and entertaining. I didn't originally know much about some of the people before listening to the podcasts and each time left with an understanding and appreciation for their work. I look forward to each new episode and only wish that they were more frequent. If you a fan of video games and have any appreciation for gaming history, you owe it to yourself to listen to this podcast.

Great show Ryan!

by JeZuS213 on
Rating: ★★★★★

Ryan has always been a great interviewer and this show is a perfect outlet for his talents. Excellent show!!

Long form interviews with top notch people

by Holy Shadows on
Rating: ★★★★★

This is by far one of my favorite Podcast not only at IGN but out of the many i listen to weekly. While this is only a monthly podcast, it is worth every minute. There is so much story that never is told outside of closed doors but you sure can expect those stories to surface in an exciting and engaging way that really makes you think. I highly recommend this podcast to anyone who wants to hear form top executives in the gaming industry or anyone that just loves a good story.


by JorJor518 on
Rating: ★★★★★

I love this podcast! Just wish it was weekly.

Interesting and insightful

by aPr0mPt on
Rating: ★★★★★

This is such a great podcast. A very knowledgeable host and great guests. Can't wait for more.

Great interview style podcast

by Jacksndjdjsnsnsnsnsn on
Rating: ★★★★★

I really enjoy this new podcast. So far it has given me a wonderful glimpse into the world of video game development, and I can't wait to listen and learn more. 5 stars.

Love this!!

by Fastpace350 on
Rating: ★★★★★

I'm hooked! Great work!

Fantastic long form interview.

by Jethrin86 on
Rating: ★★★★★

First episode is off to a great start. Looking forward to more in the future. Ryan McCaffrey is a great interviewer. There aren't enough places to find long form interviews like this for the games industry.

Deep dive interview A++++

by SuiZideKing on
Rating: ★★★★★

Big fan of Ryan from podcast unlocked. One on one interview with video game legends is very entertaining and interesting. Looking forward to his next guest!