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Disgaea D2: A Brighter Darkness Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 10/8/2013
Disgaea D2: A Brighter Darkness is one of the funniest and freshest role-playing games of the year.

Beyond: Two Souls Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 10/8/2013
Beyond: Two Souls is a fascinating experience that expertly links story and mechanics to further your connection to the world. …

Pokemon X/Y Review [3DS]
Posted on 10/4/2013
Pokemon X and Y benefit greatly from their leap to a fully 3D world, and have plenty to offer both …

A.R.E.S. Extinction Agenda EX Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 10/3/2013
A.R.E.S. Extinction Agenda EX is a generally satisfying homage to a beloved action franchise.

Armored Core: Verdict Day Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 10/2/2013
Brutal robot-destroying fun is buried deep, but this giant mech battling series could still use an oil change.

Alien Rage Review [PC]
Posted on 10/2/2013
Alien Rage is a generic shooter notable only for its intense difficulty.

Card Hunter Review [Online/Browser]
Posted on 10/2/2013
Card Hunter’s fusion of tabletop role-playing games and trading cards is easy to get into and hard to pull away …

Scribblenauts Unmasked Review [PC]
Posted on 10/2/2013
An extensive cast of DC characters can’t help Scribblenauts Unmasked overcome the dangers posed by its own flawed internal logic. …

Rain Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 10/1/2013
Rain uses chilling atmosphere and a heartfelt story to draw you in to this fantastical world.

Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl Review [3DS]
Posted on 9/30/2013
The original Etrian Odyssey is remade with refined customization, enchanting visuals, and an intriguing story.

F1 2013 Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 9/30/2013
F1 2013 takes you on a nostalgia trip into the history of Formula One, while compelling new modes and subtle …

MechWarrior Online Review [PC]
Posted on 9/27/2013
MechWarrior Online gets the feel of mech combat right, but its lack of variety taints the experience.

Takedown: Red Sabre Review [PC]
Posted on 9/25/2013
Takedown: Red Sabre is an unfinished, broken mess of a tactical shooter that offers not even one redemptive bright spot. …

NBA 2K14 Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 9/25/2013
By offering further refinements to already impressive controls and animations, NBA 2K14 is one step closer to bringing the real …

Marlow Briggs and the Mask of Death Review [PC]
Posted on 9/24/2013
It may not be novel, but Marlow Briggs and the Mask of Death is still a boisterous and bombastic blast. …

Doorways Review [PC]
Posted on 9/24/2013
Doorways shoots for scares, but elicits yawns.

Dragon Fantasy Book II Review [PlayStation Vita]
Posted on 9/23/2013
Dragon Fantasy Book II is a pale shadow of the Super Nintendo role-playing games that it is inspired by.

FIFA 14 Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 9/23/2013
FIFA 14 is an exercise in subtle refinements and clever tweaks that transforms the familiar into something that feels fresh, …

Final Fantasy XIV Online: A Realm Reborn Review [PC]
Posted on 9/20/2013
It’s no revolution, but Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn is a beautiful and charming online game with plenty to …

Killzone: Mercenary Review [PlayStation Vita]
Posted on 9/18/2013
Killzone: Mercenary is a standard but enjoyable shooter and one of the best-looking games on the Vita.

PES 2014 Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 9/18/2013
PES 2014 moves ever closer towards simulation, and in doing so forgets exactly what makes the series so different and …

The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD Review [Wii U]
Posted on 9/17/2013
The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD is a lovingly updated version of a timeless, though flawed, adventure.

Foul Play Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 9/17/2013
It’s hardly foul, but good ideas and charming animations aren’t enough to save Foul Play from repetition.

Arma III Review [PC]
Posted on 9/16/2013
ARMA III delivers sprawling geography, intense online military engagement, and a dedicated community. Just be prepared to give as much …

Grand Theft Auto V Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 9/16/2013
Grand Theft Auto V is an outrageous, exhilarating, sometimes troubling crime epic that pushes open-world game design forward in amazing …

Steamworld Dig Review [3DS]
Posted on 9/12/2013
SteamWorld Dig is a charming, atmospheric exploration adventure, but it grinds to a halt just when it starts going full …

NHL 14 Review [Xbox 360 PlayStation 3]
Posted on 9/10/2013
NHL 14 adds little of note to NHL 13 aside from better hitting, more fighting, and a disappointing NHL 94 …

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow Ultimate Edition Review [PC]
Posted on 9/10/2013
The Ultimate Edition of Castlevania: Lords of Shadow breathes new life into the three-year-old game through improved graphics and extra …

Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 9/10/2013
The Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix compilation makes beautiful magic, but is still flawed in familiar places.

Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs Review [PC]
Posted on 9/9/2013
Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs is extremely disturbing, more than a little disgusting, and impossible to stop playing.

KickBeat Review [PlayStation Vita]
Posted on 9/6/2013
KickBeat is a plucky new contender in the rhythm gaming arena, with punishing difficulty and pumping industrial beats.

Puppeteer Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 9/5/2013
Wildly imaginative and brimming with style, Puppeteer is a fantastic platformer that’s heaps of fun for kids and adults alike. …

Total War: Rome II Review [PC]
Posted on 9/5/2013
Total War: Rome II turns the battlefields of Ancient Europe into an engrossing strategic theater.

Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 9/4/2013
Rhythm fans will find a lot of music, challenge, and customization to love as they get to know Hatsune Miku: …

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 9/4/2013
Game-breaking glitches and a poor camera make TMNT: Out of the Shadows a bruised and battered shell of what it …

Outlast Review [PC]
Posted on 9/4/2013
Outlast is a weapons-free survival horror adventure that elicits frequent bouts of dread.

Shelter Review [PC]
Posted on 9/3/2013
Shelter doesn’t reach the high level of profundity it aims for, but this journey through the wilds makes a few …

Disney Castle of Illusion HD Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 9/3/2013
Simple, satisfying gameplay and Disney-quality art make Castle of Illusion a remake worth exploring.

Race the Sun Review [PC]
Posted on 8/30/2013
Race the Sun is an elegant endeavor, pairing slick action and stiff challenge with systems that make you want to …

Rayman Legends Review [Wii U Xbox 360 PlayStation 3]
Posted on 8/30/2013
The strange and delightful Rayman Legends offers a dizzying adventure whose only low point is in the few touch-screen stages. …

Flashback Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 8/29/2013
Flashback is a great-looking remake of a classic game, but playing it is an exercise in confusion and frustration.

Space Hulk Review [PC]
Posted on 8/28/2013
Its tense missions retain the spirit of the board game, but Space Hulk is ultimately a disappointing take on the …

Spelunky Review [PlayStation Vita]
Posted on 8/28/2013
Major improvements to the cooperative mode coupled with the Vita’s portability make this the best version of the already excellent …

Tales of Xillia Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 8/28/2013
Tales of Xillia is a gorgeous and fast-paced Japanese role-playing game that suffers from a few questionable design choices.

Lost Planet 3 Review [PC Xbox 360 PlayStation 3]
Posted on 8/27/2013
Lost Planet 3 is both less exasperating and less diverse than its predecessors.

Killer Is Dead Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 8/27/2013
Killer Is Dead is filled with Suda 51 eccentricity, but it struggles to stay relevant with inconsistent combat, a poorly …

Madden NFL 25 Review [Xbox 360 PlayStation 3]
Posted on 8/26/2013
Madden NFL 25 marks a quarter-century of football gaming with a disappointing addition to this venerable franchise.

Rayman Legends Review [Xbox 360 PlayStation 3]
Posted on 8/26/2013
Rayman Legends melds abject strangeness with diverse platforming to create an adventure that’s as enjoyable as it is challenging.

Payday 2 Review [PlayStation 3 Xbox 360 PC]
Posted on 8/23/2013
Payday 2 brings crime to life with an alluring intensity that entertains in spite of some rough edges.

Disney Infinity Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 8/22/2013
The greatness of Disney Infinity’s Toybox is undermined by the carelessness of its structured content.

The Bureau: XCOM Declassified Review [PlayStation 3 Xbox 360 PC]
Posted on 8/19/2013
It delivers some enjoyable stretches of shooting action, but The Bureau: XCOM Declassified too often transforms the series’ signature tension …

Europa Universalis IV Review [PC]
Posted on 8/19/2013
Complex and rewarding strategizing makes the fourth game in the Europa Universalis dynasty shine.

Dishonored: The Brigmore Witches Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 8/19/2013
The Brigmore Witches is a haunting end to the Dishonored story arc.

Open Me Review [PlayStation Vita]
Posted on 8/19/2013
Awkward controls and other flaws make it hard to appreciate the innovative and devious puzzles in Open Me.

Charlie Murder Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 8/19/2013
Beer and blood spray punctuate the fun punk rock brawler Charlie Murder.

The Wonderful 101 Review [Wii U]
Posted on 8/18/2013
The Wonderful 101 is a bright, bold adventure that occasionally struggles to control its big ambitions.

Gone Home Review [PC]
Posted on 8/15/2013
With excellent writing and remarkable attention to period detail, Gone Home turns the process of exploring a house into a …

Spelunky Review [PC]
Posted on 8/14/2013
As Spelunky makes it way to the PC, the rewards and dangers are just as alluring as they were one …

Beatbuddy: Tale of the Guardians Review [PC]
Posted on 8/14/2013
Beatbuddy is an adept fusion of music and gameplay.

Saints Row IV Review [PC PlayStation 3 Xbox 360]
Posted on 8/14/2013
Saints Row IV’s crazy missions, fun superpowers, and funny writing make it an enjoyable way to live out your destructive …

Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Blacklist Review [PlayStation 3 Xbox 360]
Posted on 8/14/2013
Splinter Cell: Blacklist makes it fun to fly solo, but it’s when you join others that the stealth action really …

Cubetractor Review [PC]
Posted on 8/13/2013
In the cute and clever Cubetractor, simple mechanics give rise to fiendishly difficult situations.

Papers, Please Review [PC]
Posted on 8/13/2013
Papers, Please will stress you out with simple gameplay that leads to moral quandaries and weighty choices.

DuckTales Remastered Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 8/11/2013
DuckTales Remastered is a shallow reimagining of the classic adventure that fails to justify its existence in the modern era. …

Divinity: Dragon Commander Review [PC]
Posted on 8/9/2013
Political role playing, eccentric humor, and a dragon in a jetpack make this strange hybrid soar.

Mamorukun Curse Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 8/9/2013
Don’t let the candy colors fool you; Mamorukun Curse is an intense and enjoyable shooter experience.

Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 8/7/2013
Brothers: A Tale Of Two Sons is a dark, emotionally charged adventure that’s a masterclass in doing more with less. …

Do Not Fall Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 8/5/2013
Do Not Fall offers a much more demanding experience than its vibrant visuals suggest.

Ibb and Obb Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 8/5/2013
Ibb and Obb is a satisfying cooperative puzzler whose inventive situations are occasionally overshadowed by design misstep.

Warframe Review [PC]
Posted on 8/2/2013
The fun of nimble combat in cool battle suits peters out too quickly in the repetitive skirmishes of Warframe.

Rise of the Triad Review [PC]
Posted on 8/1/2013
Poor optimization and a slog of a single-player campaign hobble this fast-paced shooter.

Dragon’s Crown Review [PlayStation Vita PlayStation 3]
Posted on 8/1/2013
Dragon’s Crown presents itself as a simple beat-’em-up, but it’s actually a surprisingly deep and action-packed role-playing game.

Shadowrun Returns Review [PC]
Posted on 7/31/2013
Shadowrun Returns is a pleasant role-playing game with a potent setting.

Pikmin 3 Review [Wii U]
Posted on 7/31/2013
Strategic combat and rewarding exploration make the adorable Pikmin 3 a satisfying adventure in planetary survival.

Cloudberry Kingdom Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 7/30/2013
Cloudberry Kingdom is a wonderfully challenging platformer with exciting level design and great game-changing power-ups.

DARK Review [PC]
Posted on 7/26/2013
Like the guards you must sneak past in this vampire stealth game, it’s best to avoid Dark entirely.

The Raven: Legacy of a Master Thief Review [PC]
Posted on 7/24/2013
The Raven: Legacy of a Master Thief superficially resembles many a classic mystery, but doesn’t have the intrigue or the …

Guacamelee! El Diablo’s Domain Review [PlayStation 3 PlayStation Vita]
Posted on 7/24/2013
El Diablo’s Domain brings three new costumes and a series of challenges to Guacamelee that will push even expert players …

R.I.P.D. The Game Review [PC]
Posted on 7/23/2013
R.I.P.D. is a pitiful excuse for a cooperative shooter and a prime example of a disappointing movie tie-in.

Stealth Inc: A Clone in the Dark Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 7/22/2013
Chock full of twisted puzzles, Stealth Inc: A Clone in the Dark is a satisfying puzzle adventure.

Time and Eternity Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 7/19/2013
An incoherent mess of ideas done badly, Time and Eternity is a train wreck of a role-playing game.

Dota 2 Review [PC]
Posted on 7/19/2013
Dota 2 is complicated, exhausting, and sometimes cruel, but its many complexities form an incredibly satisfying and exciting multiplayer game. …

Mortal Kombat Komplete Edition Review [PC]
Posted on 7/18/2013
Over-the-top, bloody, and bursting with even more content, Mortal Kombat Komplete Edition on PC is far and away the best …

Guncraft Review [PC]
Posted on 7/18/2013
Adding multiplayer gunplay to world-building shenanigans proves to be a smart move in Guncraft.

Pacific Rim Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 7/18/2013
Big robots and big monsters are no match for boring gameplay in Pacific Rim.

Shin Megami Tensei IV Review [3DS]
Posted on 7/15/2013
Dealing with demons and forging a winning party make Shin Megami Tensei IV a great portable role-playing game, despite having …

Bleed Review [PC]
Posted on 7/12/2013
Unceasing combat is the driving force of the fast and challenging Bleed.

Mario & Luigi: Dream Team Review [3DS]
Posted on 7/12/2013
Charming, witty, and with a great combat system, Mario & Luigi: Dream Team is a thoroughly entertaining mashup of platformer …

Ride to Hell: Retribution Review [PC]
Posted on 7/11/2013
Ride to Hell: Retribution is a hideous, slapped-together action game saturated with poor, nonsensical design choices.

The Last Door Review [PC]
Posted on 7/11/2013
The Last Door exhibits a few frustrating relics of adventure game design, but it also weaves an unsettling tale of …

Neverwinter Review [PC]
Posted on 7/10/2013
Neverwinter’s combat is very good, but not quite good enough to carry the thin game built around it.

The Walking Dead: 400 Days Review [Xbox 360 PC PlayStation 3]
Posted on 7/10/2013
400 Days is a wonderfully written adventure and a strong entry in the Walking Dead game franchise.

Rogue Legacy Review [PC]
Posted on 7/8/2013
Rogue Legacy is an immensely rewarding action game that strikes a terrific balance between permadeath and progress.

Civilization V: Brave New World Review [PC]
Posted on 7/8/2013
Brave New World fulfills Civilization V’s full potential, and stands as one of the most expertly crafted strategy games in …

NCAA Football 14 Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 7/5/2013
NCAA Football ‘14 is still enjoyable on the field, but conjures a strong “been there, done that” feeling.

Project X Zone Review [3DS]
Posted on 7/2/2013
Project X Zone’s crossover cast is impressive and its presentation is entertaining, but there’s too little strategy to this strategy …

Scourge: Outbreak Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 7/2/2013
Scourge: Outbreak is all kinds of awful.

Motorbike Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 6/28/2013
Motorbike is a cruel joke of a game that no PlayStation 3 owner should ever consider.

Wargame: AirLand Battle Review [PC]
Posted on 6/28/2013
Wargame: AirLand Battle is a rewarding tactical real-time strategy game that is both complex and addictive.

Leisure Suit Larry: Reloaded Review [PC]
Posted on 6/28/2013
Leisure Suit Larry: Reloaded brings things back with an HD touch-up and a new girl, but it could have benefited …

New Super Luigi U Review [Wii U]
Posted on 6/26/2013
New Super Luigi U may not offer new worlds or powers, but its emphasis on skill and precision reinvigorates the …

Game & Wario Review [Wii U]
Posted on 6/26/2013
The trademark Wario weirdness is still there, but Game & Wario is too uneven and frustrating to wholly recommend.

Hotline Miami Review [PlayStation Vita PlayStation 3]
Posted on 6/25/2013
Hotline Miami is an intoxicating celebration of violence that will have you pounding the restart button for more.

Company of Heroes 2 Review [PC]
Posted on 6/25/2013
Company of Heroes 2 is an entertaining strategy game that excels when it pulls out all the stops.

Deadpool Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 6/25/2013
Deadpool tries to hide its many faults behind the protagonist’s buoyant personality, but it doesn’t take long for the bigger …

Magrunner: Dark Pulse Review [PC]
Posted on 6/25/2013
Magrunner: Dark Pulse may owe heavy debts to Portal, but its combination of magnetism and Cthulhu make it an enjoyable …

Kentucky Route Zero - Act II Review [PC]
Posted on 6/24/2013
Kentucky Route Zero’s refreshingly unconventional tale of a road trip through strange and beautiful parts of America continues in this …

Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 6/21/2013
Two of Capcom’s best arcade beat-’em-ups get HD ports worthy of their heritage, providing a good, if easy, co-op experience. …

State of Decay Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 6/18/2013
State of Decay is an immersive and suspenseful open-world zombie adventure that shouldn’t be missed.

The Night of the Rabbit Review [PC]
Posted on 6/18/2013
The Night of the Rabbit is a beautiful adventure with only a few pacing and puzzle quirks to trip you …

Dust 514 Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 6/7/2013
Dust 514 is a better idea than it is a shooter, but its progression system has just enough depth to …

Limbo Review [PlayStation Vita]
Posted on 6/7/2013
Limbo contains the wonderful aesthetics and crafty puzzles from the previous versions, but the atmosphere isn’t quite as striking on …

Gunpoint Review [PC]
Posted on 6/7/2013
Spying, puzzles, and acrobatic feats make Gunpoint a delight to play, but the overall experience is unfortunately short.

7 Grand Steps Review [PC]
Posted on 6/6/2013
An engaging combination of board game mechanics and pure storytelling, 7 Grand Steps is an addictive telling of one family’s …

The Last of Us Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 6/5/2013
One unforgettable character proves humanity is worth saving in the bleak and brutal The Last of Us.

Reus Review [PC]
Posted on 6/4/2013
Sowing the seeds of a flourishing planet and a prosperous populace is a wonderfully welcome challenge in Reus.

Fallen Enchantress: Legendary Heroes Review [PC]
Posted on 6/4/2013
Fallen Enchantress: Legendary Heroes hits the sweet spot for this continually improving strategy franchise.

Grid 2 Review [PlayStation 3 Xbox 360]
Posted on 6/4/2013
With a variety of driving disciplines pulled from all corners of the globe, Grid 2 is an exciting blend of …

Animal Crossing: New Leaf Review [3DS]
Posted on 6/4/2013
Animal Crossing: New Leaf is a welcome return to the world of unabashed materialism that should entice veterans and novices …

Remember Me Review [PlayStation 3 PC Xbox 360]
Posted on 6/2/2013
Remember Me never comes into its own, but it’s an entertaining and attractive adventure all the same.

Rush Bros. Review [PC]
Posted on 5/30/2013
Custom soundtracks aren’t enough to give Rush Bros. the longevity it needs.

The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing Review [PC]
Posted on 5/30/2013
Van Helsing is an entertaining, monster-killing, townsfolk-saving trek through 19th-century Eastern Europe.

The Swapper Review [PC]
Posted on 5/30/2013
Unique visuals and clever puzzle design help the philosophical puzzle game The Swapper feel fresh throughout its relatively short life …

Denpa Men 2: Beyond the Waves Review [3DS]
Posted on 5/29/2013
A wide variety of characters to recruit and hidden treasure abound keeps Denpa Men 2: Beyond the Waves fresh from …

CastleStorm Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 5/29/2013
A few adjustments to the tower defense formula make CastleStorm a game to remember.

Grid 2 Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 5/28/2013
With a variety of driving disciplines pulled from all corners of the globe, Grid 2 is an exciting blend of …

Fuse Review [PlayStation 3 Xbox 360]
Posted on 5/27/2013
Fuse is a slick third-person shooter that is just fine to play solo, but a lot of fun with friends. …

Renaissance Heroes Review [PC]
Posted on 5/24/2013
Overpowered losing buffs and overpriced cash shop items overshadow Renaissance Heroes’ simple pleasures.

Sanctum 2 Review [Xbox 360 PC]
Posted on 5/23/2013
Sanctum 2 takes the enjoyable tower-defense-meets-first-person-shooting style of its predecessor and expands upon it with new weapons, towers, levels, and …

Thunder Wolves Review [PC]
Posted on 5/22/2013
Thunder Wolves captures the essence of a good, excessive 1980s action flick.

Star Wars: The Old Republic - Rise of the Hutt Cartel Review [PC]
Posted on 5/22/2013
A new planet and engaging romantic opportunities are among the features that make Rise of the Hutt Cartel so inviting. …

Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D Review [3DS]
Posted on 5/20/2013
Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D’s voyage to a portable system comes with new problems, but this is still an exciting …

Call of Juarez: Gunslinger Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 5/20/2013
Call of Juarez: Gunslinger’s arcade-style shooting is wonderfully thrilling, fast-paced fun.

Might & Magic Heroes VI - Shades of Darkness Review [PC]
Posted on 5/17/2013
Might & Magic Heroes VI: Shades of Darkness is a harsh challenge, but not often a fair one.

Anomaly 2 Review [PC]
Posted on 5/17/2013
Multiplayer shines brightly alongside a short but dynamic campaign in the tower offense sequel Anomaly 2.

Metro: Last Light Review [PlayStation 3 Xbox 360 PC]
Posted on 5/15/2013
Metro: Last Light is an astonishing and moving postapocalyptic journey.

Eador: Masters of the Broken World Review [PC]
Posted on 5/14/2013
Game-crushing bugs overshadow the turn-based tactical goodness Eador: Masters of the Broken World offers.

StarDrive Review [PC]
Posted on 5/13/2013
This 4x space strategy game could have been something special, if it were finished.

Metro: Last Light Review [PC]
Posted on 5/13/2013
Metro: Last Light is an astonishing and moving postapocalyptic journey.

Poker Night 2 Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 5/10/2013
Great characters extend the fun only so far in this limited but amusing poker game.

Leviathan: Warships Review [PC]
Posted on 5/9/2013
In the enjoyable but bare-bones Leviathan: Warships, you customize a fleet of ships and pit it against your friends’ fleets …

Strike Suit Infinity Review [PC]
Posted on 5/9/2013
Though it lacks refinement in some areas, Strike Suit Infinity provides a better experience than its predecessor at a fraction …

Deadly Premonition: The Director’s Cut Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 5/8/2013
This Director’s Cut fixes a few things and breaks some others, but Deadly Premonition is still a highly flawed, utterly …

Battle for Graxia Review [PC]
Posted on 5/8/2013
Battle for Graxia delivers a strong multiplayer online battle arena experience that nudges the genre forward with some innovative features. …

Zeno Clash II Review [PC]
Posted on 5/7/2013
Just like its predecessor, Zeno Clash II is a mediocre first-person brawler memorable mainly for its psychedelic storytelling and art. …

Soul Sacrifice Review [PlayStation Vita]
Posted on 5/2/2013
Soul Sacrifice’s penchant for mindful action distracts from its occasionally repetitive quests.

Don’t Starve Review [PC]
Posted on 5/2/2013
Survival and crafting take a turn for the brutal in this fascinating adventure.

Star Trek The Video Game Review [PC]
Posted on 5/2/2013
Star Trek The Video Game is a mess of bugs, glitches, and thoroughly uninspiring shooting.

Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon Review [PlayStation 3 Xbox 360 PC]
Posted on 4/30/2013
Packed with entertaining action and hysterical writing, Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon is an ’80s-inspired blast.

Thomas Was Alone Review [PlayStation Vita PlayStation 3]
Posted on 4/29/2013
Thomas Was Alone humanizes nondescript squares, creating an affecting and satisfying adventure.

Thomas Was Alone Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 4/26/2013
Thomas Was Alone humanizes nondescript squares, creating an affecting and satisfying adventure.

God Mode Review [PC]
Posted on 4/26/2013
God Mode may not be divine, but it delivers buckets of flawed fun for a few hours.

Dead Island: Riptide Review [PlayStation 3 Xbox 360 PC]
Posted on 4/24/2013
Dead Island: Riptide might look like an idyllic zombie-fest, but it’s little more than a frustrating mess of half-baked ideas …

Assassin’s Creed III: The Tyranny of King Washington - The Redemption Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 4/24/2013
The Redemption’s varied missions and new powers are a lot of fun, but the predictable ending is a big disappointment …

Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 4/24/2013
Dark Arisen adds some great new content to the excellent Dragon’s Dogma, though the new dungeon’s unbalanced difficulty turns fun …

Monaco: What’s Yours Is Mine Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 4/24/2013
The uneven Monaco: What Yours Is Mine showcases the highs and lows of being a professional thief.

Surgeon Simulator 2013 Review [PC]
Posted on 4/23/2013
Surgeon Simulator 2013 is hardly a simulation, but it makes medical malpractice an absolute delight.

Dishonored: The Knife of Dunwall Review [Xbox 360 PlayStation 3 PC]
Posted on 4/22/2013
The Knife of Dunwall changes protagonists with panache, delivering a compelling new chapter in the Dishonored saga.

Dead Island: Riptide Review [PC]
Posted on 4/21/2013
Dead Island: Riptide might look like an idyllic zombie-fest, but it’s little more than a frustrating mess of half-baked ideas …

ShootMania Storm Review [PC]
Posted on 4/19/2013
ShootMania Storm’s sleek action is an invigorating return to the days of speedy, purely skill-based shooters.

Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers Review [3DS]
Posted on 4/19/2013
This first-ever English release of Soul Hackers shows its age, but the patient player will find a deep and rewarding …

Motocross Madness Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 4/18/2013
Motocross Madness is an enjoyable feature-packed dirt bike racer with boisterous offline and online components.

Defiance Review [Xbox 360 PlayStation 3 PC]
Posted on 4/18/2013
Defiance is the B movie of massively multiplayer games: rickety and unrefined, yet a good time all the same.

Papo & Yo Review [PC]
Posted on 4/18/2013
The gameplay of Papo & Yo won’t grab you, but its imaginative portrayal of a young boy’s struggles makes it …

Defiance Review [PC]
Posted on 4/17/2013
Defiance is the B movie of massively multiplayer games: rickety and unrefined, yet a good time all the same.

Age of Empires II HD Edition Review [PC]
Posted on 4/16/2013
This high-definition edition of the classic real-time strategy game adds little more than bugs.

Injustice: Gods Among Us Review [Xbox 360 PlayStation 3]
Posted on 4/16/2013
Injustice provides a complex fighter with some unique twists, but is found wanting in features that have become commonplace in …

Evoland Review [PC]
Posted on 4/10/2013
Evoland goes through the motions of imitating some great games, but never evolves into a good game itself.

Slender: The Arrival Review [PC]
Posted on 4/10/2013
The survival horror genre gets another gem in the form of Slender: The Arrival, one of the most terrifying games …

Sang-Froid: Tales of Werewolves Review [PC]
Posted on 4/10/2013
A few rough edges don’t keep Sang-Froid’s unique werewolf slaughterfest from being a howling good time.

Guacamelee! Review [PlayStation Vita PlayStation 3]
Posted on 4/9/2013
Guacamelee! is so full of personality and challenging gameplay that it’s a shame it ever has to end.

Terraria Review [PlayStation 3 Xbox 360]
Posted on 4/8/2013
Terraria is just as magical and content-rich on consoles as it is on the PC, although the controls aren’t ideal …

BattleBlock Theater Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 4/5/2013
BattleBlock Theater is an excellent adventure that begs to be shared with all of your crazy friends.

Assassin’s Creed III: The Tyranny Of King Washington - The Betrayal Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 4/5/2013
What The Infamy promised, The Betrayal fails to deliver due to a glacial pace, repetitive missions, and an inconsistent new …

Need for Speed: Most Wanted U Review [Wii U]
Posted on 4/2/2013
It’s not quite the smooth, finely tuned speed machine it could have been, but Need for Speed: Most Wanted U …

HarmoKnight Review [3DS]
Posted on 4/1/2013
HarmoKnight is the friendliest rhythm platformer around, but its simplicity does not always work to the game’s benefit.

Army of Two: The Devil’s Cartel Review [PlayStation 3 Xbox 360]
Posted on 3/29/2013
The elements that made its predecessors interesting have been all but destroyed, making Army of Two: The Devil’s Cartel a …

Tiger Woods PGA Tour 14 Review [PlayStation 3 Xbox 360]
Posted on 3/28/2013
A trip back to golf’s past moves Tiger Woods 14 into the future with some great new features, but the …

Alien Spidy Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 3/27/2013
Alien Spidy’s cool momentum-based platforming is both unique and uniquely infuriating.

Starseed Pilgrim Review [PC]
Posted on 3/26/2013
Starseed Pilgrim makes saving the sky from a virulent blackness an especially rewarding challenge.

The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct Review [Xbox 360 PC]
Posted on 3/25/2013
It’s not zombies you need worry about in the painfully dull The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct.

BioShock Infinite Review [PlayStation 3 Xbox 360 PC]
Posted on 3/25/2013
BioShock Infinite is a stupendous game, portraying a beautiful and broken city that will absorb your every waking thought.

WRC Powerslide Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 3/22/2013
WRC Powerslide brings flawed Mario Kart-style gameplay to rally racing.

DmC: Devil May Cry - Vergil’s Downfall Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 3/21/2013
Fresh combat and stylish visuals make Vergil’s Downfall a fun addition to DmC: Devil May Cry, despite a less-than-stellar story. …

Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon Review [3DS]
Posted on 3/21/2013
Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon has no shortage of charm, but difficulty spikes and a lack of checkpoints weigh heavily on …

Gears of War: Judgment Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 3/20/2013
A new challenge-based campaign structure and some fresh multiplayer action make Gears of War: Judgment a worthwhile scion of the …

StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm Review [PC]
Posted on 3/20/2013
StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm’s fantastically diverse campaign and entertaining online play make up for its lackluster writing.

Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 3/20/2013
Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams combines satisfying gameplay with dazzling environments to create a worthy platformer.

Dead Space 3: Awakened Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 3/20/2013
With an unsatisfying story and rehashed gameplay, Dead Space 3: Awakened makes a strong case for letting sleeping dogs lie. …

Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate Review [3DS Wii U]
Posted on 3/20/2013
Control issues and a lack of online play hamper what’s otherwise an outstanding Monster Hunter game.

Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate Review [Wii U]
Posted on 3/19/2013
A lick of HD paint, a more robust online component, and a bunch of new content make Monster Hunter 3 …

Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 Review [PlayStation 3 Xbox 360 PC]
Posted on 3/19/2013
Satisfying stealth and shooting make Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 a notable improvement over its predecessor.

Etrian Odyssey IV Review [3DS]
Posted on 3/18/2013
Etrian Odyssey IV proves that old-school dungeon romping and exploration can be both accessible and fun.

Darkstalkers Resurrection Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 3/15/2013
Darkstalkers Resurrection combines two fantastic games with an abundance of useful features to make one outstanding collection.

Wizardry Online Review [PC]
Posted on 3/14/2013
Wizardry Online is jagged around the edges, but manages to pull off a few interesting tricks.

LEGO City Undercover Review [Wii U]
Posted on 3/14/2013
Lego City Undercover is a joyful open-world romp for players of all ages.

Tomb Raider Review [PC PlayStation 3]
Posted on 3/13/2013
Tomb Raider is an exhilarating action adventure that serves as a terrific origin story for the iconic Lara Croft.

MLB 13: The Show Review [PlayStation Vita PlayStation 3]
Posted on 3/11/2013
A scrunched-down version of its big-brother PlayStation 3 game, MLB 13: The Show for the PS Vita offers good, not …

MLB 2K13 Review [PlayStation 3 Xbox 360]
Posted on 3/11/2013
MLB 2K13 is a complete and utter retread with all the appeal of used chewing gum.

Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 Review [PlayStation 3 Xbox 360]
Posted on 3/7/2013
Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 retains the series’ impressive visuals and its accessible combat, but gets bogged down by …

Mass Effect 3: Citadel Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 3/7/2013
Citadel caps off the Mass Effect trilogy with an outrageous storyline that plays exclusively to the series’ diehard fandom.

SimCity Review [PC]
Posted on 3/7/2013
SimCity is both a fun city builder and a broken product, equal parts joy and misery.

March of the Eagles Review [PC]
Posted on 3/7/2013
This Napoleonic wargame redeems its flaws with tense multiplayer matches that foster alliances as fragile as L’Empereur’s.

Impire Review [PC]
Posted on 3/7/2013
The troubled real-time strategy dungeon sim Impire fails to recapture the charms of its inspirations.

God of War: Ascension Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 3/7/2013
The multiplayer’s a bust, but God of War: Ascension’s campaign is a gloriously bloody adventure filled with exhilarating combat.

Runner 2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien Review [Wii U PC]
Posted on 3/6/2013
Runner 2 artfully blends entrancing music and accessible gameplay to create a joyful experience.

Runner 2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien Review [PC Wii U]
Posted on 3/6/2013
Runner 2 artfully blends entrancing music and accessible gameplay to create a joyful experience.

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate Review [3DS]
Posted on 3/5/2013
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate is riddled with minor flaws, but it stays aloft thanks to its …

A Valley Without Wind 2 Review [PC]
Posted on 3/4/2013
A Valley Without Wind 2 blends old with old to make something new and interesting.

Sniper Elite: Nazi Zombie Army Review [PC]
Posted on 3/4/2013
This stand-alone zombie expansion for Sniper Elite V2 can be a lot of fun in four-player co-op, but the action …

Brutal Legend Review [PC]
Posted on 3/1/2013
Brutal Legend’s heavy metal take on real-time strategy makes a solid transition to the PC, though playing with a controller …

Tomb Raider Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 2/25/2013
Tomb Raider is an exhilarating action adventure that serves as a terrific origin story for the iconic Lara Croft.

Oozi: Earth Adventure Review [PC]
Posted on 2/20/2013
The fun, challenging Oozi: Earth Adventure loses its charm in a sea of recycled ideas.

Assassin’s Creed III: The Tyranny of King Washington - The Infamy Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 2/20/2013
As if the lure of an evil founding father weren’t enough, The Tyranny of King Washington ups the action with …

Crysis 3 Review [Xbox 360 PlayStation 3 PC]
Posted on 2/19/2013
Its attractive visuals make Crysis 3 a pleasure to look at, and the game is plenty of fun, though not …

Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance Review [Xbox 360 PlayStation 3]
Posted on 2/18/2013
In an impressive show of style and technical brilliance, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance takes a turn for the brutal and …

Aliens: Colonial Marines Review [Xbox 360 PC]
Posted on 2/11/2013
The dull, unattractive Aliens: Colonial Marines is a functional shooter, but little more.

Akaneiro: Demon Hunters Review [PC]
Posted on 2/11/2013
It’s gorgeous to look at and fun for a short while, but Akaneiro: Demon Hunters is an unvaried grind that …

Omerta: City of Gangsters Review [PC]
Posted on 2/8/2013
Omerta: City of Gangsters’ mix of mob management and turn-based strategy fails to capture the dangerous excitement of its subject …

Retrovirus Review [PC]
Posted on 2/7/2013
Retrovirus is a nod to the classic Descent series that makes battling virtual viruses a mostly pleasant pursuit.

Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 2/5/2013
Graceful controls and well-designed levels make Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time another satisfying entry in the series.

Dead Space 3 Review [PlayStation 3 Xbox 360]
Posted on 2/5/2013
Dead Space 3 carries the series’ standard admirably, thanks to deep weapon crafting and a wealth of exploratory possibilities.

Fire Emblem: Awakening Review [3DS]
Posted on 2/1/2013
New mechanics and charming characters make Fire Emblem: Awakening a joy to play.

Antichamber Review [PC]
Posted on 1/31/2013
Antichamber bends the rules of space and time with challenging puzzles and a fantastic sense of atmosphere.

Skulls of the Shogun Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 1/30/2013
Catchy turn-based mechanics and a great sense of style make Skulls of the Shogun a good, accessible strategy game.

Strike Suit Zero Review [PC]
Posted on 1/24/2013
Strike Suit Zero’s thrilling combat and awe-inspiring world make space combat feel like a relevant genre after years of stagnation. …

Corpse Party: Book of Shadows Review [PSP]
Posted on 1/24/2013
Corpse Party: Book of Shadows is light on gameplay but heavy on horror.

Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 1/22/2013
The witty, beautiful, and endlessly creative Ni no Kuni is a treasure not to be missed.

The Cave Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 1/22/2013
The Cave is a fun yet flawed adventure that challenges the mind, explores the human psyche, and raises a few …

The War Z Review [PC]
Posted on 1/17/2013
Brutal player killing, bugs, missing features, and expensive micropayments are the true drawbacks of the impending zombie apocalypse.

Earth Defense Force 2017 Portable Review [PlayStation Vita]
Posted on 1/16/2013
Earth Defense Force 2017 Portable never gets deeper than shooting and looting, but it succeeds because it does it so …

DmC: Devil May Cry Review [PlayStation 3 PC Xbox 360]
Posted on 1/16/2013
With assured storytelling, great combat, and imaginative design, DmC: Devil May Cry is a fun reboot, despite some frame rate …

Cart Life Review [PC]
Posted on 1/14/2013
If you have the patience to endure its myriad technical problems, you’ll find a captivating portrait of urban existence in …

DmC: Devil May Cry Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 1/13/2013
With assured storytelling, great combat, and imaginative design, DmC: Devil May Cry is a more-than-worthy reboot for a classic franchise. …

Kentucky Route Zero Review [PC]
Posted on 1/11/2013
There isn’t much to it, but Kentucky Route Zero is beautiful and mysterious enough to grip you.

Little Inferno Review [Wii U]
Posted on 1/11/2013
Burning virtual stuff is more fun than you’d expect in the quirky puzzler Little Inferno.

Forge Review [PC]
Posted on 1/10/2013
It’s a bit short on content, but Forge is nevertheless a frenetic rush of competitive multiplayer action.

Chaos on Deponia Review [PC]
Posted on 1/8/2013
Chaos on Deponia is a beautiful and charming point-and-click adventure, despite a few idiosyncratic puzzles.

Miasmata Review [PC]
Posted on 1/4/2013
Survival in the woods is a creepy, fun challenge full of botanical terror in Miasmata.

Black Knight Sword Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 12/20/2012
Black Knight Sword is a brutal platformer with old-school sensibilities that challenge your patience and capacity for the macabre.

PlanetSide 2 Review [PC]
Posted on 12/19/2012
Planetside 2’s monumental battles are exciting and unforgettable.

Trine 2: Director’s Cut Review [Wii U]
Posted on 12/17/2012
Trine 2: Director’s Cut is a visually breathtaking platformer, but unsatisfying puzzles make it less enchanting than it should be. …

Guardians of Middle-earth Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 12/13/2012
Though server lag and disconnects occasionally interfere, Guardians of Middle-earth brings an enjoyable MOBA experience to consoles.

Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition Review [PC]
Posted on 12/11/2012
Baldur’s Gate remains the same enthralling epic that it was in 1998, but bugs and lackluster extras make it tough …

Far Cry 3 Review [PlayStation 3 PC Xbox 360]
Posted on 12/5/2012
Far Cry 3’s intelligent and elegant open-world structure balances exciting action with the joys of free-form adventuring, making it one …

Mass Effect 3: Omega Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 12/5/2012
Mass Effect 3: Omega’s action is as good as it’s ever been in the series, but shallow storytelling squanders this …

Ratchet & Clank: Full Frontal Assault Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 12/4/2012
Ratchet & Clank: Full Frontal Assault’s one and only competitive multiplayer mode is an enjoyable blend of action and tactics. …

XCOM: Enemy Unknown - Slingshot Review [PC]
Posted on 12/3/2012
Slingshot adds three good missions to XCOM: Enemy Unknown, but too easily blends into the dozens of hours that surround …

Far Cry 3 Review [PC Xbox 360]
Posted on 11/30/2012
Far Cry 3’s intelligent and elegant open-world structure balances exciting action with the joys of free-form adventuring, making it one …

FIFA Soccer 13 Review [Wii U]
Posted on 11/30/2012
FIFA Soccer 13 on the Wii U might lack some of the series’ latest tweaks, but it still plays an …

Scribblenauts Unlimited Review [Wii U]
Posted on 11/29/2012
Scribblenauts Unlimited continues the franchise’s penchant for ridiculousness, though lackluster puzzles temper the excitement.

Call of Duty: Black Ops II Review [Wii U]
Posted on 11/28/2012
Call of Duty: Black Ops II hits the Wii U in stride, delivering an intense campaign and frenetic multiplayer action. …

Assassin’s Creed III Review [Wii U]
Posted on 11/28/2012
Assassin’s Creed III’s joyous blend of parkour and storytelling is enthralling, even when technical issues threaten to derail the fun. …

Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified Review [PlayStation Vita]
Posted on 11/28/2012
Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified is a huge disappointment that does nothing right.

Mass Effect 3: Special Edition Review [Wii U]
Posted on 11/27/2012
Mass Effect 3 retains its powerful impact on a new platform, merging action and storytelling into an exciting and memorable …

Tank! Tank! Tank! Review [Wii U]
Posted on 11/27/2012
Though it can be fun with friends in short bursts, Tank! Tank! Tank! doesn’t have nearly enough depth or content …

Disney Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion Review [3DS]
Posted on 11/26/2012
Disney Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion is a great platformer with inventive level design and a colourful cast of classic …

Ravaged Review [PC]
Posted on 11/26/2012
Fun yet flawed, the postapocalyptic Ravaged is a ghost town.

The Walking Dead: Episode 5 - No Time Left Review [PC PlayStation 3 Xbox 360]
Posted on 11/21/2012
The Walking Dead series shambles to a brief but moving conclusion that doesn’t quite live up to the gruesome brilliance …

Persona 4 Golden Review [PlayStation Vita]
Posted on 11/21/2012
A wealth of new content and gameplay additions make a modern role-playing classic better than ever in Persona 4 Golden. …

Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed Review [PlayStation 3 Wii U Xbox 360]
Posted on 11/21/2012
Sonic’s new racing adventure speeds past its predecessor and delivers a kart racer that can keep up with the best …

Fallen Enchantress Review [PC]
Posted on 11/21/2012
Fallen Enchantress is a smart, challenging strategy game with tons of depth.

Darksiders II Review [Wii U]
Posted on 11/20/2012
Darksiders II comes with a few extra technical foibles on the Wii U, but the fluid action and intriguing exploration …

Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed Review [Wii U Xbox 360]
Posted on 11/20/2012
Broken modes, both online and off, bring the otherwise enjoyable Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed to a screeching halt.

PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale Review [PlayStation Vita PlayStation 3]
Posted on 11/20/2012
PlayStation All-Stars’ mix of playful franchise mash-ups and four-player battles fail to mesh with its complex fighting mechanics.

Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge Review [Wii U]
Posted on 11/19/2012
It’s harder and more varied than its original release, but Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge doesn’t reach the greatness of …

Sing Party Review [Wii U]
Posted on 11/19/2012
Sing Party does a competent job of letting you sing a bunch of songs and occasionally earn points doing so. …

Karateka Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 11/19/2012
Karateka is an attractive remake of a classic, but simplistic combat and limited replay value keep it from greatness.

ZombiU Review [Wii U]
Posted on 11/18/2012
With an uninteresting world and dull combat, the survival horror game ZombiU is a weak link in the Wii U’s …

Hitman: Absolution Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 11/18/2012
Hitman: Absolution’s vivid world and enjoyable stealth-action gameplay overshadow its
few notable inconsistencies.

New Super Mario Bros. U Review [Wii U]
Posted on 11/17/2012
New Super Mario Bros. U incorporates the best elements from classic entries, making it one of the most enjoyable Mario …

Nintendo Land Review [Wii U]
Posted on 11/17/2012
Nintendo Land’s varied attractions offer plenty of family-friendly fun and make great use of the Wii U’s capabilities.

Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 11/16/2012
Nostalgia overload isn’t enough to make the many flaws of Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two bearable.

Call of Duty: Black Ops II Review [PlayStation 3 PC Xbox 360]
Posted on 11/16/2012
A sinister villain, some tough choices, and a new kind of multiplayer arena invigorate the reliably intense action in Call …

F1 Race Stars Review [PC PlayStation 3 Xbox 360]
Posted on 11/13/2012
F1 Race Stars is a competent kart racer that fails to go that extra mile and, as a result, outstays …

Call of Duty: Black Ops II Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 11/12/2012
A sinister villain, some tough choices, and a new kind of multiplayer arena invigorate the reliably intense action in Call …

Wonderbook: Book of Spells Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 11/12/2012
Wonderbook: Miranda Goshawk’s Book of Spells is a great augmented reality adventure that deftly imagines the experience of spell-casting at …

Paper Mario: Sticker Star Review [3DS]
Posted on 11/9/2012
Paper Mario: Sticker Star’s many charms make it a sweet and worthwhile adventure, though a few flaws interfere with its …

Primal Carnage Review [PC]
Posted on 11/8/2012
The multiplayer-only, man-versus-dinosaur shooter Primal Carnage is a fun and well-balanced game, but stumbles in its execution.

Zero Escape: Virtue’s Last Reward Review [3DS]
Posted on 11/7/2012
Zero Escape: Virtue’s Last Reward is a memorable and enthralling sci-fi/horror adventure that will have you glued to the small …

Natural Selection 2 Review [PC]
Posted on 11/7/2012
Natural Selection 2 offers a promising combination of strategy and first-person shooting, but disappointing execution holds it back.

Pid Review [PC Xbox 360]
Posted on 11/6/2012
Pid presents a wonderland of sights and sounds to those patient enough to master its maddening difficulty.

Little Big Planet Karting Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 11/6/2012
The racing in Little Big Planet Karting is enoyably off the wall, but a poor level editor tutorial saps some …

WWE ‘13 Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 11/5/2012
Subtle refinements and a great campaign boost WWE ‘13.

Code of Princess Review [3DS]
Posted on 11/2/2012
Code of Princess is a fun and funny fantasy brawler that’s unfortunately hampered by technical issues.

Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz Review [PlayStation Vita]
Posted on 11/2/2012
Super Monkey Ball: Banana Splitz’s disappointing collection of minigames can’t live up to the standards of classic Monkey Ball gameplay. …

Zone of the Enders: HD Collection Review [PlayStation 3 Xbox 360]
Posted on 11/1/2012
The aerial combat is still thrilling, but some inexcusable issues make Zone of the Enders HD Collection a disappointing repackaging …

Halo 4 Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 10/31/2012
A thrilling, moving story and intense competitive multiplayer help Halo 4 continue the series’ reign as one of the premier …

Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation Review [PlayStation Vita]
Posted on 10/31/2012
Despite a strong protagonist and a wealth of interesting ideas, Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation falls short of the series’ standards. …

Need for Speed: Most Wanted Review [PlayStation 3 Xbox 360]
Posted on 10/30/2012
It’s not quite the smooth, finely tuned speed machine it could have been, but Need for Speed: Most Wanted is …

Assassin’s Creed III Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 10/30/2012
A resonant story, compelling exploration, and tense oceanic battles make Assassin’s Creed III a rousing success.

Hotline Miami Review [PC]
Posted on 10/29/2012
Hotline Miami is an intoxicating celebration of violence that will have you pounding the restart button for more.

Painkiller: Hell & Damnation Review [PC]
Posted on 10/29/2012
Painkiller: Hell & Damnation is a slick first-person shooter remake soaked in gore.

Football Manager 2013 Review [PC]
Posted on 10/28/2012
A host of significant additions make this the most exhaustive, but also the most streamlined, Football Manager to date.

Medal of Honor: Warfighter Review [PC Xbox 360]
Posted on 10/26/2012
Medal of Honor: Warfighter doesn’t merge its cliched parts into a satisfying whole, making it just another middle-of-the-road military shooter. …

Zombie Driver HD Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 10/26/2012
Zombie Driver HD never grows more complex than slaughtering zombies with a car, but it makes up for that simplicity …

Lucius Review [PC]
Posted on 10/26/2012
Lucius has an intriguing premise, but some not-so-original adventure-game flaws.

World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria Review [PC]
Posted on 10/25/2012
Mists of Pandaria’s glittering forests and engaging activities feel fresh despite the game’s reliance on familiar tropes.

Zero Escape: Virtue’s Last Reward Review [PlayStation Vita]
Posted on 10/25/2012
Zero Escape: Virtue’s Last Reward is a memorable and enthralling sci-fi/horror adventure that will have you glued to the small …

Silent Hill: Book of Memories Review [PlayStation Vita]
Posted on 10/25/2012
Silent Hill: Book of Memories falls short as both a dungeon-crawler and a horror game.

Just Dance 4 Review [Wii PlayStation 3 Xbox 360]
Posted on 10/25/2012
There’s not much new to Just Dance 4, but it’s still one heck of a party game.

Happy Wars Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 10/24/2012
Happy Wars suffers from serious technical issues that undermine an otherwise quality core experience.

007 Legends Review [PlayStation 3 Xbox 360]
Posted on 10/24/2012
A cast of five famous Bond villains conspire against you in 007 Legends, but the uninspired gameplay is your true …

Liberation Maiden Review [3DS]
Posted on 10/24/2012
Liberation Maiden is a striking action-packed shoot-’em-up that’s up there with the best in the genre.

Mugen Souls Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 10/19/2012
Complex but repetitive and grating, Mugen Souls is overwhelming for all the wrong reasons.

Borderlands 2: Captain Scarlett and Her Pirate’s Booty Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 10/18/2012
Captain Scarlett and Her Pirate’s Booty delivers mild-mannered humor and a satisfying adventure for you to shoot and loot your …

Naughty Bear: Panic in Paradise Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 10/18/2012
Naughty Bear might have more ways to kill in Panic in Paradise, but the overall experience is barely more entertaining …

Derrick the Deathfin Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 10/17/2012
Derrick the Deathfin’s stylish adventure through the ocean is packed full of charm, if not a lot of content.

Dance Central 3 Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 10/16/2012
A terrific new party mode and other smart additions to the franchise make Dance Central 3 the best way yet …

The Unfinished Swan Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 10/16/2012
The Unfinished Swan’s childlike sense of wonder doesn’t fully mask its simplistic gameplay.

Inazuma Eleven Strikers [Wii]
Posted on 10/16/2012
A lack of depth prevents this Inazuma Eleven Wii spin-off from living up to the legacy of its DS cousins. …

Warlords Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 10/15/2012
The Warlords remake falls short on both re-creating the old and delivering something exciting and new.

Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask Review [3DS]
Posted on 10/15/2012
In Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask, thoughtful puzzle design shows that the series is still at the top of …

Retro City Rampage Review [PlayStation 3 PC]
Posted on 10/12/2012
The ride’s a little rough at times, but Retro City Rampage’s blend of open-world action and 8-bit style is goofy, …

WRC 3 Review [PC]
Posted on 10/11/2012
WRC 3’s lightweight handling and lack of diversity means it fails to hit the heights achieved by other racing games. …

Forza Horizon Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 10/11/2012
Forza Horizon’s untethered love for the open road makes it a terrific spinoff to this racing franchise.

Fable: The Journey Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 10/10/2012
By focusing on strong character development and beautiful locales, Fable: The Journey provides an engaging adventure enhanced by satisfying motion …

The Walking Dead - Episode 4: Around Every Corner [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 10/10/2012
The newest Walking Dead episode is enjoyably tense, but a more formulaic script and a greater focus on action make …

Dragon Ball Z for Kinect Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 10/8/2012
Dragon Ball Z for Kinect’s repetitive battles and flaky motion controls sap all the fun out of being a Saiyan. …

XCOM: Enemy Unknown Review [PC Xbox 360 PlayStation 3]
Posted on 10/8/2012
Tension runs high in the excellent XCOM: Enemy Unknown.

Dishonored Review [PC PlayStation 3 Xbox 360]
Posted on 10/7/2012
Dishonored’s engrossing world and intoxicating interplay of supernatural powers make it a game you’ll want to play more than once. …

War of the Roses Review [PC]
Posted on 10/5/2012
In War of the Roses, brutal medieval combat hits a grisly crescendo.

NBA Baller Beats Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 10/5/2012
NBA Baller Beats is a refreshing if flawed take on the rhythm genre.

FIFA Soccer 13 Review [PlayStation Vita]
Posted on 10/4/2012
FIFA Soccer 13 on the Vita is little more than a roster update and lacks many of the new features …

Nights Into Dreams HD Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 10/4/2012
Nights Into Dreams is short and sometimes frustrating, but that doesn’t prevent it from being magical.

Realms of Ancient War Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 10/3/2012
Realms of Ancient War delivers the basics of action RPGs without any noteworthy hook to make things interesting.

Pokemon Black Version 2 Review [DS]
Posted on 10/2/2012
Despite being plenty of fun and sporting a few new tweaks, Pokemon Black 2 fails to outshine its predecessors.

One Piece: Pirate Warriors Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 10/2/2012
Zany flair puts a bit of wind in its sails, but One Piece: Pirate Warriors is still a shallow, tedious …

Hero Academy Review [PC]
Posted on 10/1/2012
Might, magic, and machine guns make Hero Academy a real treat.

Resident Evil 6 Review [Xbox 360 PlayStation 3]
Posted on 10/1/2012
Resident Evil 6’s messy mix of annoying quick-time events and constant set pieces makes it a poor caricature of modern-day …

Pokemon White Version 2 Review [DS]
Posted on 9/30/2012
Despite being plenty of fun and sporting a few new tweaks, Pokemon White 2 fails to outshine its predecessors.

Mark of the Ninja Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 9/7/2012
Rewarding gameplay and clever stealth mechanics make Mark of the Ninja an experience to remember.

Snapshot Review [PC]
Posted on 9/7/2012
Clever puzzles keep Snapshot feeling fresh throughout, but frustration still surfaces to waylay your fun.

Kung Fu Strike: The Warrior’s Rise Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 9/7/2012
Kung Fu Strike: The Warrior’s Rise has more to offer than is immediately apparent, if you’re willing to forgive its …

Anarchy Reigns Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 9/7/2012
Anarchy Reigns’ tight combat and over-the-top action are brilliant in places, but tiresome in others.

Way of the Samurai 4 Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 9/6/2012
Way of the Samurai 4 compensates for clunky mechanics with an enjoyable blend of soapy melodrama and irreverent humor.

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Review [PlayStation 3 PC Xbox 360]
Posted on 8/31/2012
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is a solid update to a classic shooter.

Mass Effect 3: Leviathan Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 8/31/2012
Leviathan fills in a few of Mass Effect 3’s story gaps, but a grand reveal doesn’t fully overshadow the plodding …

AVSEQ Review [PC]
Posted on 8/31/2012
AVSEQ’s bare-bones package never allows its pleasant rhythms to grow.

Madden NFL 13 Review [PlayStation Vita PlayStation 3 Xbox 360]
Posted on 8/30/2012
With few upgrades from last year console release, Madden NFL 13 is a disappointing entry in the long-running series.

The Walking Dead: Episode 3 - Long Road Ahead Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 8/30/2012
Moral dilemmas hit close to home in Long Road Ahead, the latest and grimmest episode in the Walking Dead adventure …

Galaxy on Fire 2 Review [PC]
Posted on 8/29/2012
Galaxy on Fire 2 is a space shooter with some serious limitations.

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure HD Ver. Review [Xbox 360 PlayStation 3]
Posted on 8/29/2012
JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure HD Ver. competently provides the bare minimum of content.

Rock Band Blitz Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 8/27/2012
The lively competitive tapping of Rock Band Blitz puts an exciting spin on the entire, vast library of Rock Band …

Bullet Run Review [PC]
Posted on 8/24/2012
Limited content and high-priced weapons and gear make the supposedly gratis Bullet Run more pay-to-win than free-to-play.

Unmechanical Review [PC]
Posted on 8/24/2012
Unmechanical is a pretty and pleasant puzzler, though it doesn’t make a lasting impression.

Madden NFL 13 Review [PlayStation 3 Xbox 360]
Posted on 8/24/2012
Madden NFL 13 trots out the same basic experience one more time, creating an enjoyable game without any major improvements. …

Transformers: Fall of Cybertron Review [PC Xbox 360 PlayStation 3]
Posted on 8/23/2012
Transformers: Fall of Cybertron offers some entertaining action, lots of explosions, and few surprises.

Transformers: Fall of Cybertron Review [Xbox 360 PlayStation 3]
Posted on 8/21/2012
Transformers: Fall of Cybertron offers some entertaining action, lots of explosions, and few surprises.

Retro/Grade Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 8/20/2012
Retro/Grade succeeds at bringing a fresh take to the rhythm genre and filling it with sensory pleasures, but a lack …

Legends of Pegasus Review [PC]
Posted on 8/17/2012
Legends of Pegasus borrows liberally from other 4X games, but little of the good stuff survives the transfer.

Darksiders II Review [PC Xbox 360 PlayStation 3]
Posted on 8/16/2012
Darksiders II merges action, exploration, and loot-driven progression into an excellent and sizable adventure.

Papo & Yo Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 8/14/2012
The gameplay of Papo & Yo won’t grab you, but its imaginative portrayal of a young boy’s struggles makes it …

Dust: An Elysian Tail Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 8/14/2012
Dust: An Elysian Tail periodically stumbles, but impressive visuals and enticing exploration make for a successful journey.

Sleeping Dogs Review [PC Xbox 360 PlayStation 3]
Posted on 8/13/2012
Varied missions, hard-hitting melee combat, and a captivating setting make Sleeping Dogs an enjoyable escapade.

Symphony Review [PC]
Posted on 8/13/2012
Symphony is an exciting mouse-controlled shooter that delivers a dynamic way to enjoy your favorite music.

Death Rally Review [PC]
Posted on 8/13/2012
This racing revival lacks all of the intensity and mayhem that made the original Death Rally such a great game. …

Hybrid Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 8/10/2012
Deftly blending tried-and-true mechanics with a brand-new way to move, Hybrid is a fresh, exciting shooter.

New Super Mario Bros. 2 [3DS]
Posted on 8/9/2012
New Super Mario Bros. 2 is a fun, overly familiar adventure that lacks imagination in its level design.

The Political Machine 2012 Review [PC]
Posted on 8/3/2012
The Political Machine 2012 updates the Beltway players and the hot-button issues, but keeps the same gameplay as its 2008 …

Orcs Must Die! 2 Review [PC]
Posted on 8/3/2012
Multiplayer co-op and a number of other great additions make diving into Orcs Must Die! 2 a delight.

Growlanser: Wayfarer of Time Review [PSP]
Posted on 8/1/2012
Growlanser: Wayfarer of Time weaves a complex and captivating tale, but the combat doesn’t pull its weight.

Rainbow Moon Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 8/1/2012
The pieces are in place for a fine adventure, but Rainbow Moon’s shallow mechanics have limited appeal.

Deadlight Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 7/31/2012
Deadlight draws you in with its rich, pervasive atmosphere, but doesn’t give you much to do once you’re there.

Orc: Vengeance Review [iPhone/iPod]
Posted on 7/30/2012
Orc: Vengeance is an engrossing dungeon-crawler wrapped up in some beautifully detailed visuals.

Kingdom Hearts 3D Review [3DS]
Posted on 7/27/2012
Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance is an enjoyable but flawed adventure through a magical Disney universe.

Prototype 2 Review [PC]
Posted on 7/25/2012
Prototype 2 on the PC is almost identical to its console counterparts, which makes for a brutal and exciting adventure. …

SpellForce 2: Faith in Destiny Review [PC]
Posted on 7/23/2012
SpellForce 2’s unique mix of role-playing and real-time strategizing makes a return in Faith in Destiny, but it only brings …

Dyad Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 7/20/2012
Dyad is an entertaining collection of clever gameplay mechanics made more exciting by a trippy presentation.

London 2012 Review [Xbox 360 PlayStation 3]
Posted on 7/20/2012
While it captures the grand feel of the Games, London 2012’s dull campaign stops it from taking home the gold. …

Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 7/20/2012
Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD just about nails the feel of vintage Tony Hawk, but it’s a lean package that …

The Walking Dead: Episode 2 - Starved for Help Review [PC PlayStation 3]
Posted on 7/19/2012
Starved for Help is a disgusting and disturbing look at the realities of life after the zombie apocalypse in the …

Hoodwink Review [PC]
Posted on 7/19/2012
Hoodwink may look pretty, but beneath its lustrous sheen is a short, frustrating, illogical mess that ends before it has …

Quantum Conundrum Review [PlayStation 3 Xbox 360]
Posted on 7/18/2012
Quantum Conundrum’s nutty interdimensional experiments don’t go off without a hitch, but this inventive first-person puzzler still produces some enjoyable …

Fray Review [PC]
Posted on 7/13/2012
A limited online community and a myriad of bugs hurts Fray, a turn-based strategy game.

Resonance Review [PC]
Posted on 7/12/2012
Inconsistent writing and shallow characterizations keep this adventure game from fully resonating.

The Secret World Review [PC]
Posted on 7/11/2012
The Secret World’s puzzles, storytelling, and atmosphere make for captivating exploration–but occasional frustrations threaten the journey.

Endless Space Review [PC]
Posted on 7/10/2012
Endless Space is a relentlessly difficult sci-fi strategy game, challenging your intelligence at every turn.

NCAA Football 13 Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 7/10/2012
NCAA Football 13 offers the same experience as every other version, along with a number of new problems.

Dungeon Twister Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 7/10/2012
Dungeon Twister has depth to spare, but that doesn’t entirely work in its favor.

Project Zero 2: Wii Edition Review [Wii]
Posted on 7/9/2012
Project Zero 2: Wii Edition is a bleak, nasty horror game that scares every step of the way.

Krater Review [PC]
Posted on 7/3/2012
Krater makes a fresh first impression, but beneath the surface, you find generic combat and frustrating design elements.

Spelunky! Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 7/3/2012
Enticing rewards tempt you into Spelunky’s dangerous and exhilarating world.

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Dawnguard Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 7/2/2012
Dawnguard is an atmospheric and enjoyable return to the frigid lands of Skyrim. Just beware the bugs.

Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier Review [PC]
Posted on 6/29/2012
Lively multiplayer modes and a considerable campaign are hampered by bothersome network issues in Ghost Recon: Future Soldier.

Theatrythm Review [3DS]
Posted on 6/29/2012
Theatrhythm is not only an endearing nostalgia trip with a killer soundtrack, but a fine rhythm game to boot.

The Walking Dead: Episode 2 - Starved for Help Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 6/28/2012
Starved for Help is a disgusting and disturbing look at the realities of life after the zombie apocalypse in the …

Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion Review [PC]
Posted on 6/28/2012
Rebellion is the best way yet to experience the strategic joys of the Sins of a Solar Empire franchise.

Deponia Review [PC]
Posted on 6/28/2012
Deponia’s tale of love, loss, and all-out comedy is a beautifully constructed piece of point-and-click heaven.

Penny Arcade’s On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness 3 Review [PC]
Posted on 6/27/2012
What Penny Arcade’s On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness 3 lacks in variety, it makes up for in hilarity.

Thomas Was Alone Review [PC]
Posted on 6/27/2012
Thomas Was Alone utilizes its diverse characters and varied obstacles to create an engaging platformer.

Spec Ops: The Line Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 6/26/2012
A striking vision of a devastated Dubai plays host to murky morality and banal gunplay in Spec Ops: The Line. …

The Amazing Spider-Man Review [Xbox 360 PlayStation 3]
Posted on 6/26/2012
The Amazing Spider-Man is a fun and funny romp through a big, colorful city.

LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes Review [PlayStation 3 Xbox 360]
Posted on 6/22/2012
Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes transports the series’ problems to an open world, but winning humor shines through the …

Sid Meier’s Civilization V: Gods & Kings Review [PC]
Posted on 6/22/2012
Civilization V: Gods and Kings is an eminently worthwhile collection of big and small changes that enhance an already amazing …

Quantum Conundrum Review [PC]
Posted on 6/21/2012
Quantum Conundrum’s nutty interdimensional experiments don’t go off without a hitch, but this inventive first-person puzzler still produces some enjoyable …

Pokemon Conquest Review [DS]
Posted on 6/20/2012
Pokemon Conquest’s fun setting and rewarding strategic elements are hampered by slow, overly simplistic combat.

Steel Battalion: Heavy Armor Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 6/19/2012
In the battle against the fickle controls, the obtuse mission design, and the squandered potential of Steel Battalion, everyone loses. …

Velocity Review [PSP]
Posted on 6/19/2012
Velocity might not boast the prettiest of visuals, but its fast-paced shooting and neat level design make for an innovative …

Lollipop Chainsaw Review [PlayStation 3 Xbox 360]
Posted on 6/18/2012
Lollipop Chainsaw is cheery and obscene, but it doesn’t hit its marks consistently enough to be more than a passing …

Max Payne 3 Review [PC]
Posted on 6/15/2012
The PC version of Max Payne 3 is every bit as savage and satisfying as its console predecessors.

Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown Review [PlayStation 3 Xbox 360]
Posted on 6/14/2012
Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown offers some of the best versus fighting on the market.

Gravity Rush Review [PlayStation Vita]
Posted on 6/13/2012
Harnessing the power of gravity is exhilarating, but dull combat keeps Gravity Rush from being the soaring success it could …

World of Battles: Morningstar Review [PC]
Posted on 6/13/2012
World of Battles: Morningstar offers rewarding real-time strategy depth and tactics at a good price, at least initially.

Doctor Who: The Eternity Clock Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 6/12/2012
The Eternity Clock is a simple platformer rife with tacky bugs, abrasive puzzles, and timey-wimey guff.

Atelier Meruru Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 6/12/2012
Atelier Meruru buries its intriguing crafting system beneath annoying characters and a sickeningly sweet setting.

Iron Front: Liberation 1944 Review [PC]
Posted on 6/12/2012
In its attempts to be realistic, Iron Front: Liberation 1944 bites off far more than it can chew.

Inversion Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 6/7/2012
Inversion is a trite, third-rate shooter whose one saving grace is that it’s so bad it’s funny.

Shifting World Review [3DS]
Posted on 6/7/2012
Shifting World’s unique puzzle-platforming conceits are hampered by frustrating design flaws.

Men in Black: Alien Crisis Review [PlayStation 3 Xbox 360]
Posted on 6/1/2012
Ugly, boring, and brazenly priced, MIB: Alien Crisis is an absolute embarrassment.

Sorcery Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 6/1/2012
Aggravating combat overwhelms the elements that could have made Sorcery enjoyable.

Dirt Showdown Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 6/1/2012
Dirt Showdown is a satisfying mix of driving tricks and destruction wrapped up in the slickest of presentations.

Gas Guzzlers Combat Carnage Review [PC]
Posted on 5/31/2012
Poor design decisions and lots of annoying little things mar this otherwise decent racer.

Alan Wake’s American Nightmare Review [PC]
Posted on 5/31/2012
Wake’s journey gets less creepy and more shooty in the fun but flawed American Nightmare.

Batman: Arkham City - Harley Quinn’s Revenge Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 5/31/2012
The tried-and-true gameplay of Arkham City makes Harley Quinn’s Revenge enjoyable, but a limited scope and an underdeveloped story prevent …

Mad Riders Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 5/31/2012
Mad Riders is fast-paced, but it lacks the personality to be anything more than a mediocre arcade racer.

Dragon’s Dogma Review [Xbox 360 PlayStation 3]
Posted on 5/30/2012
Engrossing and frustrating, Dragon’s Dogma is a flawed and unique gem.

Resistance: Burning Skies Review [PlayStation Vita]
Posted on 5/29/2012
The traditionally taut action of the Resistance series goes disappointingly slack in Burning Skies.

Dragon’s Lair Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 5/25/2012
This new port of Dragon’s Lair brings Kinect support and leaderboards to the classic game, but its gameplay hasn’t aged …

Battleship Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 5/25/2012
Bland presentation and sloppy mechanics sink Battleship more effectively than a torpedo ever could.

Dirt Showdown Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 5/23/2012
Dirt Showdown is a satisfying mix of driving tricks and destruction wrapped up in the slickest of presentations.

Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City Review [PC]
Posted on 5/23/2012
Resident Evil: Raccoon City is a substandard port of a poor co-op shooter.

Diablo III Review [PC]
Posted on 5/22/2012
Diablo III is a devilishly captivating and addictive action role-playing game.

Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode II Review [PlayStation 3 Xbox 360 PC]
Posted on 5/22/2012
Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode II is a solid though unremarkable continuation of the long-running formula.

Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 5/22/2012
Satisfying sync shots and a considerable campaign help Ghost Recon: Future Soldier deliver plenty of entertaining action.

Warlock: Master of the Arcane Review [PC]
Posted on 5/21/2012
Warlock: Master of the Arcane’s emphasis on combat makes it feel fresh in the 4X strategy genre. It just needed …

Game of Thrones Review [PlayStation 3 Xbox 360]
Posted on 5/18/2012
An intriguing story and well-developed characters are enough to cover for the weaker aspects of Game of Thrones.

Akai Katana Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 5/17/2012
Akai Katana Shin is a well-crafted dose of over-the-top bullet-hell action.

Mario Tennis Open Review [3DS]
Posted on 5/16/2012
Mario Tennis Open is a stripped-back, mundane entry in the Mario Sports series.

Game of Thrones Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 5/16/2012
An intriguing story and well-developed characters are enough to cover for the weaker aspects of Game of Thrones.

TERA Review [PC]
Posted on 5/16/2012
Tera’s fun combat has an immediacy that keeps you hooked for a good long while in spite of the game’s …

Max Payne 3 Review [PlayStation 3 Xbox 360]
Posted on 5/15/2012
With savage gunplay and an absorbing personal story, Max Payne 3 is an exhilarating shooter that grabs hold of you …

Port Royale 3: Pirates and Merchants Review [PC]
Posted on 5/14/2012
There’s plenty to do in Port Royale 3, but little of it is fun.

Minecraft Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 5/11/2012
Less isn’t more in this updated port of Mojang’s indie sandbox hit.

Awesomenauts Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 5/11/2012
Awesomenauts is fun and frantic, and a great introduction to a typically unfriendly genre.

Datura Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 5/11/2012
Datura is a short, confusing, and unfulfilling adventure.

Street Fighter X Tekken Review [PC]
Posted on 5/11/2012
Street Fighter X Tekken is fun for a wide range of players while still offering the complexity serious fighting fans …

Starhawk Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 5/8/2012
If you can handle some turbulence, getting the hang of Starhawk’s bustling battlefields is an exciting pursuit.

Revelations 2012 Review [PC]
Posted on 5/4/2012
Revelations 2012 is garbage, and you shouldn’t play it.

A Valley Without Wind Review [PC]
Posted on 5/4/2012
Lots of content with little depth saps much of the enjoyment out of A Valley Without Wind.

Fireburst Review [PC]
Posted on 5/4/2012
Fireburst is a sleek-looking game of racing and vehicular combat with an intriguing boost mechanic, but there’s not much happening …

Risen 2: Dark Waters Review [PC]
Posted on 5/3/2012
Evocative tropical atmosphere and gleeful adventuring help Risen 2 navigate the turbulent waters of its problematic combat and scattered glitches. …

Lone Survivor Review [PC]
Posted on 5/3/2012
A gripping narrative and an irresistible atmosphere of spine-tingling dread make Lone Survivor a compelling horror experience.

Mortal Kombat Review [PlayStation Vita]
Posted on 5/1/2012
Despite a few control issues, Mortal Kombat on the Vita is every bit the great and gruesome fighter as its …

Sniper Elite V2 Review [Xbox 360 PC]
Posted on 5/1/2012
Sniper Elite V2 is a satisfying shooting gallery, though it often does a lackluster job maintaining the illusion.

Fable Heroes Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 5/1/2012
Fable Heroes is a mediocre four-player brawler that’s only partly redeemed by its fabled license.

The Walking Dead: Episode 1 Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 4/30/2012
The Walking Dead: Episode 1 is bloody, brutal, and hard to put down.

Bloodforge Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 4/26/2012
Bloodforge’s striking brutality doesn’t stand a chance of overcoming its crushingly dull gameplay.

Tales of Graces f Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 4/24/2012
Unbalanced difficulty and other issues cast a shadow on Tales of Graces f, but deep combat and endearing characters still …

UEFA Euro 2012 Review [Xbox 360 PlayStation 3]
Posted on 4/24/2012
It’s a lightweight package, but UEFA Euro 2012’s great presentation captures the grand atmosphere of the tournament.

Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP Review [PC]
Posted on 4/23/2012
Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP is a beautiful and enthralling adventure that feels both archetypal and unique.

Men of War: Condemned Heroes Review [PC]
Posted on 4/20/2012
Condemned Heroes is an insanely tough, disappointingly dull addition to the Men of War family.

Naval War: Arctic Circle Review [PC]
Posted on 4/20/2012
Naval War: Arctic Circle tries to be accessible, but this wargame has a few too many problems to make either …

Pandora’s Tower Review [Wii]
Posted on 4/19/2012
Pandora’s Tower is an exciting, chain-swinging race against time to save your beloved from a beastly fate.

Tribes: Ascend Review [PC]
Posted on 4/19/2012
Invigorating movement mechanics and solid fundamentals make Tribes: Ascend a lot of free-wheeling fun.

The Legend of Grimrock Review [PC]
Posted on 4/19/2012
Legend of Grimrock is a faithful return to old-school, hardcore role playing.

Botanicula Review [PC]
Posted on 4/19/2012
Botanicula takes you on a delightful journey through a beautiful world that’s packed with charm, clever puzzles, and a fantastic …

Confrontation Review [PC]
Posted on 4/18/2012
Confrontation’s tactical combat occasionally thrills, but it’s pitted against a host of issues too powerful for it to overcome.

LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 Review [PlayStation Vita]
Posted on 4/18/2012
Lego Harry Potter: Years 5-7 is fun and varied, but suffers from some minor setbacks on the Vita.

The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings - Enhanced Edition Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 4/17/2012
A sorrowful world, complex political intrigue, and meaningful choices make The Witcher 2 a must-play.

Anomaly: Warzone Earth Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 4/16/2012
The unique tower defense hybrid Anomaly: Warzone Earth makes a smooth transition to the Xbox 360.

World Gone Sour Review [Xbox 360 PlayStation 3]
Posted on 4/16/2012
Control issues taint the overall experience of the otherwise enjoyable World Gone Sour.

Fez Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 4/13/2012
Small problems occasionally get in the way, but Fez has such intricate puzzles and enticing aesthetics that it’s still an …

Skullgirls Review [Xbox 360 PlayStation 3]
Posted on 4/13/2012
Skullgirls is a risque fighter that wraps sex appeal and smooth jazz skintight around a smartly crafted fighting system.

Gettysburg: Armored Warfare Review [PC]
Posted on 4/13/2012
Gettysburg: Armored Warfare is a busted online real-time strategy/third-person shooter hybrid that falters despite its cool premise.

Skullgirls Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 4/11/2012
Skullgirls is a risque fighter that wraps sex appeal and smooth jazz skintight around a smartly crafted fighting system.

Ridge Racer Unbounded Review [PC]
Posted on 4/11/2012
Ridge Racer Unbounded is a dramatic departure for the series, but one that’s filled with some gloriously destructive, fast-paced racing. …

Tropico 4: Modern Times Review [PC]
Posted on 4/11/2012
Tropico 4: Modern Times takes the series into the contemporary world, but not without a number of problems.

Total War: Shogun 2 - Fall of the Samurai Review [PC]
Posted on 4/11/2012
This stand-alone expansion modernizes Total War while remaining true to tradition.

Rhythm Thief & The Emperor’s Treasure Review [3DS]
Posted on 4/11/2012
Rhythm Thief & The Emperor’s Treasure is an enchanting rhythm adventure that really brings the funk.

Disgaea 3: Absence of Detention Review [PlayStation Vita]
Posted on 4/11/2012
Disgaea 3 does a lousy job of familiarizing you with its complex mechanics, but rewarding tactical depth and goofy humor …

Blacklight: Retribution Review [PC]
Posted on 4/10/2012
Blacklight: Retribution doesn’t stand out from the crowd, but this free-to-play shooter offers a decent amount of bang for your …

Wheels of Destruction: World Tour Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 4/9/2012
Varied track design isn’t enough to save Wheels of Destruction from a trip to the junkyard.

The Splatters Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 4/9/2012
The enjoyable and derivative The Splatters proves that slime can get just as physical as any angry avians you might …

I Am Alive Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 4/6/2012
Constant tension and difficult emotional decisions make I Am Alive a powerful adventure.

Devil May Cry HD Collection Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 4/6/2012
While light on extras, the Devil May Cry HD Collection shows that two-thirds of the original DMC trio are still …

Closure Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 4/4/2012
By creating intriguing rules and pushing its ideas to impossible places, Closure cements itself as a great puzzler.

Inazuma Eleven 2: Blizzard Review [DS]
Posted on 4/4/2012
Inazuma Eleven 2 offers a new story and a couple of gameplay tweaks but is ultimately more of the same. …

Inazuma Eleven 2 Review [DS]
Posted on 4/4/2012
Inazuma Eleven 2 offers a new story and a couple of gameplay tweaks but is ultimately more of the same. …

Diabolical Pitch Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 4/4/2012
Diabolical Pitch is ridiculous, but in all the wrong ways.

Kinect Star Wars Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 4/2/2012
Silly dance sequences lighten the mood, but sluggish combat and a forgettable narrative make Kinect Star Wars a weak choice. …

Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13 Review [PlayStation 3 Xbox 360]
Posted on 4/2/2012
Tiger Woods 13 still presents a reasonably good golf game, but there isn’t much new here save subtly improved PS …

South Park: Tenorman’s Revenge Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 3/30/2012
A bevy of problems ensures that South Park: Tenorman’s Revenge is a tedious ordeal even for those who love the …

Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13 Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 3/29/2012
Tiger Woods 13 still presents a decent golf game, but there isn’t much new here, and many added features like …

Yesterday Review [PC]
Posted on 3/29/2012
Yesterday’s unsteady narrative is disappointingly brief, though solid puzzles and nice visuals make it a pleasant diversion.

Ridge Racer Unbounded Review [Xbox 360 PlayStation 3]
Posted on 3/29/2012
Ridge Racer Unbounded is a dramatic departure for the series, but one that’s filled with some gloriously destructive, fast-paced racing. …

Sine Mora Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 3/28/2012
Sine Mora infuses classic shoot ‘em up gameplay with time manipulation and a grim narrative that sets it apart from …

Sumioni: Demon Arts Review [PlayStation Vita]
Posted on 3/27/2012
Painting destruction becomes tiresome in the repetitive Sumioni: Demon Arts.

Kid Icarus: Uprising Review [3DS]
Posted on 3/23/2012
Kid Icarus: Uprising soars in this fast-paced and compelling shooter.

Ninja Gaiden 3 Review [PlayStation 3 Xbox 360]
Posted on 3/23/2012
All flash and no substance: Ninja Gaiden 3 is a shallow action game with little of the series’ challenge and …

Angry Birds Space Review [Android iPhone/iPod]
Posted on 3/22/2012
With inventive gravity-based puzzles and new birds to fling, Angry Birds Space is a fresh take on a familiar formula. …

Starpoint Gemini Review [PC]
Posted on 3/22/2012
Caught between being a space sim, a real-time strategy game, and a role-playing game, Starpoint Gemini tries to do a …

Armored Core V Review [PlayStation 3 Xbox 360]
Posted on 3/21/2012
Armored Core V can field some fierce firefights, but the combat is encumbered by repetitious missions, simplistic objectives, and dull …

Yakuza: Dead Souls Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 3/21/2012
Mundane combat and a lackluster use of its characters prevent Yakuza: Dead Souls from capturing the energy and fierceness of …

Warp Review [PC]
Posted on 3/21/2012
Warp is an entertaining top-down puzzler that’s hobbled by a bumpy transition from console to PC.

Shoot Many Robots Review [PlayStation 3 Xbox 360]
Posted on 3/21/2012
The title sums up Shoot Many Robots, a kill-crazed co-op shooting spree that offers a lot of action for just …

Shoot Many Robots Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 3/21/2012
The title sums up Shoot Many Robots, a kill-crazed co-op shooting spree that offers a lot of action for just …

Ninja Gaiden 3 Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 3/21/2012
All flash and no substance: Ninja Gaiden 3 is a shallow action game with little of the series’ challenge and …

Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City Review [Xbox 360 PlayStation 3]
Posted on 3/20/2012
Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City is a frighteningly flawed action-heavy spin-off that withers in the shadow of its superior alternatives. …

Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Generations Review [PlayStation 3 Xbox 360]
Posted on 3/19/2012
Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Generations improves on the series’ fun and flashy fighting mechanics, but drops a few features …

FIFA Street Review [PlayStation 3 Xbox 360]
Posted on 3/19/2012
FIFA Street’s unique brand of trick-fuelled football is heaps of fast-paced, stylish fun.

Blades of Time Review [Xbox 360 PlayStation 3]
Posted on 3/16/2012
Blades of Time overcomes hurdles obstacles of its own creation with the strength of its novel time-twisting abilities.

Stacking Review [PC]
Posted on 3/16/2012
The Russian nesting dolls of Stacking are every bit as enchanting on the PC as they were on consoles.

FIFA Street Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 3/16/2012
FIFA Street’s unique brand of trick-fuelled football is heaps of fast-paced, stylish fun.

Silent Hill: Downpour Review [Xbox 360 PlayStation 3]
Posted on 3/14/2012
From side quests to sound design, Silent Hill: Downpour isn’t afraid of change. The result is a captivating game more …

Shinobido 2: Revenge of Zen Review [PlayStation Vita]
Posted on 3/13/2012
Exploitable enemy AI and finicky physics spoil Shinobido 2’s stealthy aspirations.

Deep Black: Reloaded Review [PC]
Posted on 3/13/2012
Deep Black: Reloaded squanders its potential on broken cover-based shooting sequences.

Microsoft Flight - Hawaiian Adventure Pack Review [PC]
Posted on 3/13/2012
Microsoft Flight’s promise as a flight simulator franchise isn’t quite realized in the Hawaiian Adventure Pack expansion.

Microsoft Flight Review [PC]
Posted on 3/13/2012
Fly the much friendlier skies with Microsoft Flight, which is more structured than its simulation-heavy predecessors.

MLB 12: The Show Review [PlayStation Vita]
Posted on 3/13/2012
Issues aside, MLB 12: The Show demonstrates a bright future for portable baseball games.

Mario Party 9 Review [Wii]
Posted on 3/13/2012
Though an enjoyable addition to the series, Mario Party 9 is much too familiar and predictable.

Silent Hill: Downpour Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 3/11/2012
From side quests to sound design, Silent Hill: Downpour isn’t afraid of change. The result is a captivating game more …

Major League Baseball 2K12 Review [Xbox 360 PlayStation 3]
Posted on 3/10/2012
A good pitching mechanic can’t mask the many faults of MLB 2K12.

Major League Baseball 2K12 Review [PlayStation 3 Xbox 360]
Posted on 3/9/2012
A good pitching mechanic can’t mask the many faults of MLB 2K12.

Incoboto Review [iPhone/iPod]
Posted on 3/9/2012
Incoboto’s unique puzzles and charming visuals mesh beautifully with the lonely tale to ensure you fall hopelessly in love with …

Jagged Alliance: Back in Action Review [PC]
Posted on 3/7/2012
The series’ transition to real-time strategy is a rough one in this flawed remake.

Unit 13 Review [PlayStation Vita]
Posted on 3/6/2012
Infiltrating enemy territory and tactically eliminating evildoers is tense and enjoyable in Unit 13.

Nexuiz Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 3/6/2012
Nexuiz is a smart, speedy shooter for a great price.

Wargame: European Escalation Review [PC]
Posted on 3/6/2012
This excellent wargame/real-time strategy hybrid embodies the best of both worlds while destroying ours in a hypothetical Cold War-goes-hot setting. …

I Am Alive Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 3/6/2012
Constant tension and difficult emotional decisions make I Am Alive a powerful adventure.

MLB 12: The Show Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 3/5/2012
A new and effective pitching system makes MLB 12: The Show a solid baseball experience.

Mass Effect 3 Review [Xbox 360 PC PlayStation 3]
Posted on 3/5/2012
Mass Effect 3 is a remarkably satisfying conclusion to a beloved trilogy, and a poignant and memorable role-playing action game …

Binary Domain Review [Xbox 360 PlayStation 3]
Posted on 3/5/2012
The intriguing world of Binary Domain rises above its conventional appearance, thanks to the satisfaction of shooting robots to pieces. …

Silent Hill HD Collection Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 3/5/2012
The spooky sights of Silent Hill 2 and Silent Hill 3 look better than ever in Silent Hill HD Collection. …

Street Fighter X Tekken Review [PlayStation 3 Xbox 360]
Posted on 3/4/2012
Street Fighter X Tekken is fun for a wide range of players while still offering the complexity serious fighting fans …

Journey Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 3/2/2012
Mysterious desert adventure Journey is an uncommonly enthralling experience.

Escape Plan Review [PlayStation Vita]
Posted on 2/29/2012
Escape Plan brings action and puzzles to the Vita with style, but awkward controls crash the party.

The Last Story Review [Wii]
Posted on 2/28/2012
The Last Story is a brilliant role-playing game that’s as rich and emotionally affecting as the best in the genre. …

Da New Guys: Day of the Jackass Review [PC]
Posted on 2/28/2012
Da New Guys: Day of the Jackass carries many of the same high and lows as its retro adventure game …

Alan Wake Review [PC]
Posted on 2/28/2012
Killer storytelling and creative demon slaying make the haunting Alan Wake one for the books.

Asura’s Wrath Review [Xbox 360 PlayStation 3]
Posted on 2/28/2012
Asura’s Wrath isn’t much of a game, but its over-the-top, anime-style story makes it easier to overlook its shortcomings.

Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2 Review [DS]
Posted on 2/28/2012
Enthralling combat and a potent story make Devil Survivor 2 a great strategy role-playing game.

Army Corps of Hell Review [PlayStation Vita]
Posted on 2/28/2012
Army Corps of Hell captures the devilish combat of its setting but is too repetitive to sustain that appeal.

SSX Review [PlayStation 3 Xbox 360]
Posted on 2/28/2012
SSX is a terrific evolution of the series that delivers extreme snowboarding thrills like no game before it.

Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 Review [PlayStation Vita]
Posted on 2/24/2012
Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 makes a smooth transition to the PlayStation Vita, keeping its fast-paced combat intact and adding …

Tales From Space: Mutant Blobs Attack Review [PlayStation Vita]
Posted on 2/23/2012
Tales From Space: Mutant Blobs Attack mixes puzzles, platforming, and charm to provide a slimy good time.

Alan Wake’s American Nightmare Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 2/23/2012
Night springs eternal in this enjoyable yet uneven non-sequel.

Rayman Origins Review [PlayStation Vita]
Posted on 2/22/2012
Rayman Origins on the Vita remains every bit as silly and charming as its console counterparts.

Dynasty Warriors Next Review [PlayStation Vita]
Posted on 2/22/2012
Dynasty Warriors Plus comes with new touch-based diversions, but they don’t prevent this entry from being the same old button …

Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D Review [3DS]
Posted on 2/22/2012
Snake Eater 3D faithfully recreates the original and introduces many exclusive improvements, making this the best version of the game …

Ridge Racer Review [PlayStation Vita]
Posted on 2/21/2012
Ridge Racer offers incredibly poor value, with a lack of compelling content to back up its competent arcade racing credentials. …

Syndicate Review [PC PlayStation 3 Xbox 360]
Posted on 2/21/2012
Syndicate’s cooperative play is undeniably thrilling. Too bad the single-player campaign doesn’t reach the same heights.

Ninja Gaiden Sigma Plus Review [PlayStation Vita]
Posted on 2/21/2012
Ninja Gaiden Sigma Plus stumbles with its incorporation of the Vita’s features, but harnessing the skills of Ryu Hayabusa is …

Warp Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 2/21/2012
Warp is an entertaining top-down puzzler that’s weighed down by sticky controls and a fleeting sense of identity.

Lumines: Electronic Symphony Review [PlayStation Vita]
Posted on 2/21/2012
Superb presentation and smart improvements to the Lumines formula make Electronic Symphony a great portable puzzle game.

Touch My Katamari Review [PlayStation Vita]
Posted on 2/17/2012
Touch My Katamari is a fun return to form that ends long before it has a chance to wear out …

Super Stardust Delta Review [PlayStation Vita]
Posted on 2/17/2012
Super Stardust Delta is a solid dual-stick shooter with vibrant visuals that make it a great showcase for the PlayStation …

Crusader Kings II Review [PC]
Posted on 2/16/2012
Through a complex system of diplomacy and backstabbing, Crusader Kings II makes every power struggle an engrossing one.

King Arthur II: The Role-Playing Wargame Review [PC]
Posted on 2/16/2012
King Arthur II captures the spirit of the legend, but it’s weighed down by an inferior wargame.

Hot Shots Golf: World Invitational Review [PlayStation Vita]
Posted on 2/15/2012
Hot Shots Golf: World Invitational proves that more of the same can still be really fun.

Dungeon Hunter: Alliance Review [PlayStation Vita]
Posted on 2/15/2012
The Vita version of Dungeon Hunter: Alliance is a fine Diablo clone, but a lack of ambition and a high …

ModNation Racers: Road Trip Review [PlayStation Vita]
Posted on 2/15/2012
ModNation Racers: Road Trip gets off to an exciting start but sputters and lurches across the finish line.

Tekken 3D Prime Edition Review [3DS]
Posted on 2/15/2012
Technical achievements set Tekken 3D Prime apart from other 3DS games in the genre. Visuals aside, it fails to meet …

Twisted Metal Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 2/14/2012
Twisted Metal’s lightning-fast vehicular combat and large-scale destruction are gleeful, pulse-pounding fun.

Mutant Mudds Review [3DS]
Posted on 2/14/2012
Defend your Grannie from mutant hordes in the tough but satisfying Mutant Mudds.

Shank 2 Review [Xbox 360 PC]
Posted on 2/14/2012
Gory combat comes at a high cost in the uneven Shank 2.

UFC Undisputed 3 Review [Xbox 360 PlayStation 3]
Posted on 2/13/2012
UFC Undisputed 3 raises the bar for MMA games and is harder to put down than a heavyweight champ.

Gotham City Impostors Review [PC PlayStation 3 Xbox 360]
Posted on 2/13/2012
Gotham City Impostors is frantic fun for shooter fans who want something a little different.

Little Deviants Review [PlayStation Vita]
Posted on 2/13/2012
Mild-mannered minigames and varied controls make Little Deviants a solid introduction to the PlayStation Vita.

Rhythm Heaven Fever Review [Wii]
Posted on 2/13/2012
Rhythm Heaven leaves a lasting impression with simple-but-challenging rhythmic tapping and quirky tunes.

Dear Esther Review [PC]
Posted on 2/13/2012
Dear Esther spins an intriguing narrative, leaving you to decipher not only the outcome, but if this is even a …

Wipeout 2048 Review [PlayStation Vita]
Posted on 2/13/2012
It’s not a huge leap forward for the series, but Wipeout 2048 is still a thrilling racing game with an …

Uncharted: Golden Abyss Review [PlayStation Vita]
Posted on 2/13/2012
While there’s plenty of action, the adventure is lacking in Uncharted’s PlayStation Vita debut.

FIFA Soccer Review [PlayStation Vita]
Posted on 2/13/2012
While it lacks some of the series’ latest features, FIFA Football is still a great version of the beautiful game. …

Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning Review [PC PlayStation 3 Xbox 360]
Posted on 2/9/2012
Kingdoms of Amalur’s combat and character advancement are fantastic enough to overshadow how bland everything else is.

Grand Slam Tennis 2 Review [PlayStation 3 Xbox 360]
Posted on 2/8/2012
Good visuals and accessible controls can’t mask Grand Slam Tennis 2’s weak career mode.

Law & Order: Legacies Review [PC]
Posted on 2/8/2012
You are a trivial part of the criminal justice system in Law & Order: Legacies.

One Piece: Unlimited Cruise SP Review [3DS]
Posted on 2/7/2012
One Piece: Unlimited Cruise SP is a dull, time-consuming collect-a-thon that fails to do the license justice.

The Darkness II Review [Xbox 360 PlayStation 3 PC]
Posted on 2/7/2012
The Darkness II is not the revelation its predecessor was, but ripping up occultists with your demon arms is a …

Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning Review [PlayStation 3 Xbox 360]
Posted on 2/6/2012
Kingdoms of Amalur’s combat and character advancement are fantastic enough to overshadow how bland everything else is.

The Simpsons Arcade Game Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 2/3/2012
If you have cherished memories of playing The Simpsons Arcade Game, keep holding on to them and ignore this port. …

Double Fine Happy Action Theater Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 2/3/2012
Double Fine Happy Action Theater’s imaginative scenarios make for unstructured, lighthearted fun.

Oil Rush Review [PC]
Posted on 2/2/2012
The novel charm of Oil Rush is often marred by its strategic limitations.

Sakura Samurai: Art of the Sword Review [3DS]
Posted on 2/2/2012
Great swordplay carries the weight in Sakura Samurai: Art of the Sword.

Puddle Review [PlayStation 3 Xbox 360]
Posted on 2/1/2012
There’s a lot to love about Puddle, but its better qualities are often drowned in a sea of frustrations.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 2/1/2012
By sticking to the series’ strengths, Modern Warfare 3 delivers some of the best competitive, cooperative, and single-player shooting in …

Flipper 2: Flush the Goldfish Review [DS]
Posted on 1/31/2012
Flush the Goldfish’s fun premise is washed away by its fishy execution.

Puddle Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 1/31/2012
There’s a lot to love about Puddle, but its better qualities are often drowned in a sea of frustrations.

NeverDead Review [PlayStation 3 Xbox 360]
Posted on 1/31/2012
Enjoyable highs interspersed with crushing lows make NeverDead as inventive as it is frustrating.

SoulCalibur V Review [Xbox 360 PlayStation 3]
Posted on 1/31/2012
Several new faces and game mechanics make SoulCalibur V the most robust chapter in this 3D weapon-based fighting series.

Final Fantasy XIII-2 Review [PlayStation 3 Xbox 360]
Posted on 1/28/2012
Final Fantasy XIII-2 doesn’t capture Lightning in a bottle, but it’s still a fun and heartfelt role-playing adventure.

Saints Row: The Third - Genki Bowl VII Review [PC Xbox 360 PlayStation 3]
Posted on 1/26/2012
Genki Bowl VII’s four quick activities lack the excitement and humor of your earlier adventures in Steelport.

Resident Evil: Revelations Review [3DS]
Posted on 1/26/2012
Revelations is a successful blend of old-school Resident Evil horror and new-school action.

Haunt Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 1/25/2012
A lighthearted story and smart Kinect integration make Haunt a captivating all-ages adventure.

Quarrel Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 1/25/2012
Quarrel is an unconventional game of conflict and domination that will delight puzzle enthusiasts.

Saints Row: The Third - Genki Bowl VII Review [Xbox 360 PlayStation 3]
Posted on 1/24/2012
Genki Bowl VII’s four quick activities lack the excitement and humor of your earlier adventures in Steelport.

Scarygirl Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 1/23/2012
Scarygirl has style to spare, but vexing combat and loose controls get in the way of a great time.

Unstoppable Gorg Review [PC]
Posted on 1/20/2012
The orbital playing fields of Unstoppable Gorg put an exciting spin on traditional tower defense.

NFL Blitz Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 1/19/2012
NFL Blitz contains the same shallow fun and aggravating flaws that have existed in the franchise for more than 14 …

Amy Review [PlayStation 3 Xbox 360]
Posted on 1/18/2012
Decent ideas can’t rescue this shoddy survival horror game.

Dustforce Review [PC]
Posted on 1/18/2012
A tricky and technical 2D platformer, Dustforce delights the senses with its harmonious score and sweeping sense of momentum.

Mighty Switch Force Review [3DS]
Posted on 1/17/2012
Fresh puzzle platforming mechanics and great visuals make Mighty Switch Force a fun, though short, crime-fighting adventure.

War of the Immortals Review [PC]
Posted on 1/13/2012
War of the Immortals is free to play, but your time is too valuable to be spent in this online …

Choplifter HD Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 1/13/2012
Choplifter HD retains the core elements of its forebears, but the experience is dampened by some missteps in tone and …

Postal III Review [PC]
Posted on 1/10/2012
Bad gameplay, bad jokes, and bad technical execution make Postal III one bad game.

I Heart Geeks! Review [DS]
Posted on 1/10/2012
I Heart Geeks lets you make some incredible machines, but a lack of creativity dampens the satisfaction.

TNT Racers Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 1/10/2012
Crazy power-ups, and a variety of exciting tracks make TNT Racers a shallow good time.

Star Wars: The Old Republic Review [PC]
Posted on 1/6/2012
Star Wars: The Old Republic isn’t the next step in online role-playing games. Instead, it’s a highly entertaining refinement of …

Pushmo Review [3DS]
Posted on 1/5/2012
Simple gameplay and a great level creator help make Pushmo a stellar puzzle game for your pocket.

Fractal: Make Blooms Not War Review [PC]
Posted on 1/4/2012
A flashy presentation and satisfying chaining mechanics make Fractal an addictive puzzler.

Sonic CD Review [PlayStation 3 Xbox 360]
Posted on 1/3/2012
More than just a classic action game, Sonic CD is an exemplary port of a retro game to a modern …

All Zombies Must Die Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 1/3/2012
Debilitating design flaws overshadow much of the ingenuity in All Zombies Must Die.

Trine 2 Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 12/23/2011
Trine 2 is a charming fantasy platformer with dazzling good looks and fun physics puzzles.

Cartoon Network: Punch Time Explosion XL Review [Xbox 360 Wii PlayStation 3]
Posted on 12/22/2011
Punch Time Explosion XL’s ensemble of Cartoon Network characters falls victim to the evil forces of shallowness and frustration.

FlatOut 3: Chaos & Destruction Review [PC]
Posted on 12/22/2011
Oddly enough, it’s the chaos and destruction that derail FlatOut 3.

Q.U.B.E. Review [PC]
Posted on 12/22/2011
Q.U.B.E. may have some wonderfully clever puzzles, but without any sort of personality, it ends up feeling as boring as …

Grand Theft Auto III: 10 Year Anniversary Edition Review [Android iPhone/iPod]
Posted on 12/22/2011
Grand Theft Auto III’s mobile outing is as complete as its console cousins, but its touch-screen controls get in the …

Wanted Corp Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 12/21/2011
Wanted Corp makes traveling to an exotic planet and battling strange creatures a repetitive bore.

Sonic CD Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 12/21/2011
More than just a classic action game, Sonic CD is an exemplary port of a retro game to a modern …

Winter Stars Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 12/21/2011
There are better ways of spending your time during the cold winter months than playing Winter Stars.

SATAZIUS Review [PC]
Posted on 12/19/2011
Satazius is a good way to scratch your shooter itch, but it won’t win any awards for creativity.

Oregon Trail Review [Wii]
Posted on 12/16/2011
There’s little reason to make the tiresome journey down The Oregon Trail.

Anno 2070 Review [PC]
Posted on 12/16/2011
The sci-fi city building of Anno 2070 is a fresh take on a familiar genre. Expect to get hooked, and …

Kung-Fu High Impact Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 12/15/2011
Clever comic-book trappings aren’t enough to save Kung-Fu High Impact from frustrating motion controls and boring action.

Kinect: Disneyland Adventures Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 12/14/2011
Disneyland Adventures does a remarkable job of replicating the park and all its charms, but flawed controls put a damper …

Gears of War 3: RAAM’s Shadow Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 12/14/2011
RAAM’s Shadow delivers good Gears action and a novel way to wreak havoc, but it’s hampered by uneven pacing and …

Sword of the Stars II: Lords of Winter Review [PC]
Posted on 12/14/2011
Sword of the Stars II is a hot mess, beleaguered by crash bugs, freezes, a poor user interface, and limited …

DC Universe Online Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 12/13/2011
Fun combat and great looks make DC Universe Online entertaining for a while, though various limitations keep it from being …

Fossil Fighters: Champions Review [DS]
Posted on 12/9/2011
Fossil Fighters: Champions might be worth digging up, but it’s too similar to its predecessor to be a significant find. …

Trine 2 Review [PC]
Posted on 12/9/2011
Trine 2 is a charming fantasy platformer with dazzling good looks and fun physics puzzles.

Serious Sam 3: BFE Review [PC]
Posted on 12/8/2011
Crisp visuals and legions of enemies struggle to invigorate the lackluster Serious Sam 3: BFE.

WWE ‘12 Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 12/8/2011
This WWE franchise overhaul is held back by some serious control issues.

Fishing Resort Review [Wii]
Posted on 12/8/2011
Easy controls and various activities don’t mask the waiting needed to get that big catch.

Afterfall: Insanity Review [PC]
Posted on 12/7/2011
The dark and creepy Afterfall: Insanity is let down by its tedious combat and slow start.

Fortune Street Review [Wii]
Posted on 12/7/2011
Fortune Street is a decent strategy board game, but the slow pace siphons away much of the fun.

Voltron: Defender of the Universe Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 12/7/2011
What should be a joyful revival is dragged down by low-res textures, repetitive missions, punchless attacks, and an overall lack …

Fate/Extra Review [PSP]
Posted on 12/5/2011
Were it not for its great boss fights and fascinating story, repetitiveness and sparse exploration might have derailed Fate/Extra.

The Kore Gang Review [Wii]
Posted on 12/5/2011
The Kore Gang: Outvasion From Inner Earth brings real charm to an unbelievable adventure.

Saints Row: The Third Review [PC]
Posted on 12/2/2011
Fantastic missions, outrageous weapons, and awesome vehicles make the open-world mayhem of Saints Row: The Third an absolute blast.

Assassin’s Creed: Revelations Review [PC]
Posted on 12/1/2011
The gorgeous city of Constantinople takes center stage in Assassin’s Creed: Revelations, another great historical adventure.

The Book of Unwritten Tales Review [PC]
Posted on 12/1/2011
A great sense of wonder permeates The Book of Unwritten Tales, a terrific take on a traditional point-and-click adventure.

Infinity Blade II Review [iPhone/iPod]
Posted on 12/1/2011
Deep, accessible, and visually stunning, Infinity Blade II sets the standard for iOS gaming.

Corpse Party Review [PSP]
Posted on 11/30/2011
Terrifying moments make Corpse Party a get-together worth attending

The Sims 3: Pets Review [PC PlayStation 3]
Posted on 11/30/2011
Horses and controllable cats and dogs give The Sims 3: Pets a good deal of heart.

Tekken Hybrid Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 11/30/2011
Tekken Hybrid is a shallow collection that doesn’t give Tekken Tag Tournament the rerelease it deserves.

Batman: Arkham City Review [PC]
Posted on 11/30/2011
Batman: Arkham City’s irresistible world, joyous movement, rewarding combat, and varied side quests make it an exceptional adventure game.

Might & Magic Heroes VI Review [PC]
Posted on 11/30/2011
Engrossing exploration, diverse development, and challenging combat return in Might & Magic Heroes VI.

Cave Story 3D Review [3DS]
Posted on 11/30/2011
Cave Story gets a spiffy 3D makeover in this worthwhile adaptation.

James Noir’s Hollywood Crimes Review [3DS]
Posted on 11/29/2011
James Noir’s Hollywood Crimes is a bit rough around the edges, but it offers some fun, quirky puzzling.

Frayed Knights: The Skull of S’makh-Daon Review [PC]
Posted on 11/29/2011
A funny storyline and witty dialogue are Frayed Knights’ highlights. Just watch out for its unintuitive menus and frustrating endurance …

Minecraft Review [PC]
Posted on 11/29/2011
Building, crafting, and adventuring doesn’t get much better than in Minecraft.

Stronghold 3 Review [PC]
Posted on 11/28/2011
You may play a feudal lord in Stronghold 3, but the tedious micromanagement and bugs make you feel like a …

Lego Harry Potter: Years 5-7 Review [Xbox 360 PlayStation 3]
Posted on 11/28/2011
Harry Potter’s latest adventure in colourful block land is a fun and varied way to end the series.

Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games Review [Wii]
Posted on 11/28/2011
Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games proves that it’s still worth having a party with these two …

Tales of the Abyss Review [3DS]
Posted on 11/28/2011
Tales of the Abyss is still an entertaining role-playing game, but poor 3D makes this handheld version slightly disappointing.

Xotic Review [PC Xbox 360]
Posted on 11/28/2011
First-person shooter Xotic sure lives up to its name with surreal, fast-flowing gameplay.

The King of Fighters XIII Review [PlayStation 3 Xbox 360]
Posted on 11/23/2011
From the ashes of its predecessor, The King of Fighters XIII rises to restore the series to its rightful place …

L.A. Noire: The Complete Edition Review [PC]
Posted on 11/23/2011
L.A. Noire’s absorbing investigations and intoxicating sense of style make it an unforgettable journey through the seamy side of the …

To The Moon Review [PC]
Posted on 11/22/2011
To the Moon’s poignant story and swooning musical score will move you like few games can.

Sequence Review [PC]
Posted on 11/22/2011
Sequence has some great ideas, but they’re wasted on a boring and overly linear role-playing game.

Medieval Moves: Deadmund’s Quest Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 11/22/2011
Frustration and boredom are your biggest opponents in Medieval Moves: Deadmund’s Quest.

Raving Rabbids: Alive & Kicking Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 11/22/2011
In Raving Rabbids: Alive & Kicking, the titular creatures are muzzled by lame minigames and a bland presentation.

BurgerTime: World Tour Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 11/22/2011
An ’80s arcade classic is reinvented as a not-too-successful 3D platformer in BurgerTime: World Tour.

Jurassic Park: The Game Review [PC PlayStation 3]
Posted on 11/21/2011
It’s fun to watch Jurassic Park’s story play out, but this cinematic adventure isn’t much fun to actually play.

Aliens: Infestation Review [DS]
Posted on 11/17/2011
Aliens: Infestation is an unforgiving and exciting retro romp.

NCIS Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 11/17/2011
Childish minigames and saw-it-coming plots make NCIS a mockery of its TV inspiration.

Need for Speed: The Run Review [PlayStation 3 Xbox 360]
Posted on 11/16/2011
It comes to a halt too frequently, but when it’s speeding along, Need for Speed: The Run makes cross-country racing …

Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 11/16/2011
Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary revitalizes an enduring classic.

Blackwater Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 11/16/2011
Awkward controls and a forgettable plot greatly overshadow Blackwater’s few bright spots.

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword Review [Wii]
Posted on 11/15/2011
Skyward Sword stays true to the Zelda formula, carrying many of the same strengths and weaknesses that have been present …

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 11/15/2011
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is the big, bold, and beautiful sequel you hoped for and is sure to bewitch …

Rayman Origins Review [PlayStation 3 Wii Xbox 360]
Posted on 11/15/2011
Rayman Origins is a wonderful 2D platformer whose goofy charm will have you smiling all the way through.

Saints Row: The Third Review [PlayStation 3 Xbox 360]
Posted on 11/15/2011
Fantastic missions, outrageous weapons, and awesome vehicles make the open-world mayhem of Saints Row: The Third an absolute blast.

Assassin’s Creed: Revelations Review [Xbox 360 PlayStation 3]
Posted on 11/14/2011
Ezio and Altair make graceful exits in Assassin’s Creed: Revelations, another great historical adventure.

Saints Row: The Third Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 11/11/2011
Fantastic missions, outrageous weapons, and awesome vehicles make the open-world mayhem of Saints Row: The Third an absolute blast.

Sonic Generations Review [Xbox 360 PlayStation 3]
Posted on 11/11/2011
Sonic Generations proves that two Sonics are way better than one.

BurgerTime: World Tour Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 11/10/2011
An ’80s arcade classic is reinvented as a not-too-successful 3D platformer in BurgerTime: World Tour.

PixelJunk SideScroller Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 11/10/2011
A neon retro sheen doesn’t mask the flaws in this short and basic shooter.

The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 11/10/2011
The Adventures of Tintin is a dull and repetitive platformer that does no justice to the exciting exploits of its …

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Review [PC Xbox 360]
Posted on 11/10/2011
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is the big, bold, and beautiful sequel you hoped for and is sure to bewitch …

Super Mario 3D Land Review [3DS]
Posted on 11/9/2011
Super Mario 3D Land eases you in with creative level design and tight controls while leaving plenty of challenging content …

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 11/7/2011
Modern Warfare 3 sticks to its competitive, cooperative, and single-player guns and reminds you why the series is one of …

Cities XL 2012 Review [PC]
Posted on 11/7/2011
Cities XL 2012 merely adds some new buildings and maps to the otherwise identical Cities XL 2011.

Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Impact Review [PSP]
Posted on 11/4/2011
Ultimate Ninja Impact delivers an unexciting action game adaptation of the current Naruto storyline.

Batman: Arkham City - Nightwing Bundle Pack Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 11/4/2011
The Nightwing Bundle Pack lets you tackle Batman: Arkham City’s Riddler’s Revenge challenges with an enjoyable assortment of new gadgets …

Dungeon Defenders Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 11/4/2011
With its numerous game modes and customization options, there’s a lot to do in Dungeon Defenders. Too bad its fundamentals …

Payday: The Heist Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 11/2/2011
Creepy masks and intense bank-robbing action make Payday: The Heist a thoroughly entertaining shooter.

The Lord of the Rings: War in the North Review [Xbox 360 PlayStation 3]
Posted on 11/2/2011
Too many frustrations interfere with the joys of killing orcs and collecting loot in The Lord of the Rings: War …

GoldenEye 007: Reloaded Review [Xbox 360 PlayStation 3]
Posted on 11/1/2011
GoldenEye 007: Reloaded is mostly unchanged from last year’s Wii version, but it’s still a fast and exciting shooter that …

Dragon Ball Z: Ultimate Tenkaichi Review [PlayStation 3 Xbox 360]
Posted on 10/28/2011
The battles in Dragon Ball Z: Ultimate Tenkaichi look intense and exciting, but dull mechanics prevent the gameplay from channeling …

Battlefield 3 Review [PlayStation 3 Xbox 360 PC]
Posted on 10/27/2011
In the realm of online combat, Battlefield 3 provides thrills that few games can match.

The Haunted: Hell’s Reach Review [PC]
Posted on 10/27/2011
Over-the-top difficulty and some strange design decisions make The Haunted: Hell’s Reach extremely frustrating.

Deus Ex: Human Revolution - The Missing Link Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 10/26/2011
Deus Ex: Human Revolution - The Missing Link is a disjointed but ultimately enjoyable return to Adam Jensen’s adventure.

Battlefield 3 Review [PC]
Posted on 10/25/2011
In the realm of online combat, Battlefield 3 provides thrills that few games can match.

Kinect Sports Season Two [Xbox 360]
Posted on 10/25/2011
Some minor issues aside, Season Two is a fun collection of sporting activities that everyone can enjoy.

Professor Layton and the Last Specter Review [DS]
Posted on 10/25/2011
Professor Layton and the Last Specter is yet another absorbing outing for the puzzle-solving English gentleman and his friends.

Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 10/24/2011
Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception continues where its predecessor left off, delivering a memorable adventure that pleases on all fronts.

Kirby’s Return to Dreamland Review [Wii]
Posted on 10/24/2011
Kirby revisits his roots in this fun, familiar platformer.

World of Tanks Review [PC]
Posted on 10/24/2011
World of Tanks is a great, accessible shooter that you’ll probably end up spending some money on even though you …

Rocksmith Review [Xbox 360 PlayStation 3]
Posted on 10/21/2011
Forget plastic axes; this guitar game is the real deal.

A Game of Thrones: Genesis Review [PC]
Posted on 10/21/2011
A Game of Thrones: Genesis lets down its bright ideas with a bungled campaign and unfulfilling battles.

Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad Review [PC]
Posted on 10/21/2011
Death comes early and often in this extremely challenging and realistic tactical shooter.

Dance Central 2 Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 10/21/2011
Dance Central 2 will get you grooving with its impressive routines that strike a fine balance of accessibility, challenge, and …

Wallabies Rugby Challenge Review [PlayStation 3 Xbox 360]
Posted on 10/20/2011
Inconsistent presentation and licensing issues trip up Wallabies Rugby Challenge’s run for the try line, but enjoyable gameplay and a …

Wallabies Rugby Challenge Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 10/20/2011
Inconsistent presentation and licensing issues trip up Wallabies Rugby Challenge’s run for the try line, but enjoyable gameplay and a …

Sideway: New York Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 10/20/2011
Sideway: New York is packed with lavish details that make it as fun to look at as it is to …

Just Dance 3 Review [Wii]
Posted on 10/20/2011
The series is still as shallow as ever, but hilarious routines and a great selection of songs make Just Dance …

Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 10/20/2011
Skylanders reinvents Spyro for a new generation with its innovative tie-in toys, but it needs more content to offer true …

Sesame Street: Once Upon a Monster Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 10/20/2011
Come and play, because everything’s A-OK with Once Upon a Monster thanks to its surplus of charm and kid-friendly controls. …

Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 10/19/2011
Overly basic combat and puzzles keep Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken from taking flight.

Football Manager 2012 Review [PC]
Posted on 10/19/2011
The widow maker that is Football Manager is back and with 800 new features, there are improvements across the board. …

Okabu Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 10/18/2011
Okabu is a colorful and fun puzzle adventure, though it suffers from a few technical issues.

Go Vacation Review [Wii]
Posted on 10/18/2011
Go Vacation is a shallow, kid-friendly minigame collection with nice open spaces and overly simplistic games.

Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 10/18/2011
Change is not always for the better, but Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One provides enough delightful moments to offset …

Fallout: New Vegas - Lonesome Road Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 10/17/2011
A smattering of memorable moments keep Fallout: New Vegas’ final add-on from getting stuck in a morass of redundant dialogue. …

Castlevania: Harmony of Despair Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 10/14/2011
It doesn’t give a good first impression, but Harmony of Despair delivers new and exciting gameplay opportunities for an old …

WRC 2 Review [PlayStation 3 Xbox 360]
Posted on 10/14/2011
Despite solid driving physics, WRC 2 fails to make significant improvements on last year’s game, or keep up with its …

Batman: Arkham City Review [Xbox 360 PlayStation 3]
Posted on 10/14/2011
Batman: Arkham City’s irresistible world, joyous movement, rewarding combat, and varied side quests make it an exceptional adventure game.

Brunswick Pro Bowling Review [3DS]
Posted on 10/13/2011
It does a fine job of capturing the sport, but there’s not enough to Brunswick Pro Bowling to make it …

Orcs Must Die! Review [PC Xbox 360]
Posted on 10/13/2011
With numerous traps, weapons, and an endless supply of one-liners, Orcs Must Die! dispenses death with satisfying variety.

Nuclear Dawn Review [PC]
Posted on 10/13/2011
Nuclear Dawn is an intense first-person shooter/real-time strategy hybrid that has a lot to offer when it comes to teamwork. …

Dragon Age II: Mark of the Assassin Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 10/13/2011
A fun new character breathes life into Dragon Age II: Mark of the Assassin.

The Cursed Crusade [PlayStation 3 Xbox 360]
Posted on 10/13/2011
The Cursed Crusade is a repetitive hack-and-slash that is marred by clumsy combat, poor dialogue, and some serious technical issues. …

Deca Sports Extreme Review [3DS]
Posted on 10/12/2011
Even with the multitude of different sports available in Deca Sports Extreme, none will keep you playing for very long. …

Dead Rising 2: Off the Record Review [Xbox 360 PlayStation 3]
Posted on 10/12/2011
Off the Record provides as much entertainment as last year’s Dead Rising 2 because it’s almost exactly the same game. …

Just Dance 3 Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 10/12/2011
Just Dance 3 is heaps of hilarious fun that no party should be without.

Tetris Axis Review [3DS]
Posted on 10/11/2011
Tetris Axis delivers classic gameplay with lots of modes and options, but most of it is very familiar.

Orcs Must Die! Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 10/11/2011
With numerous traps, weapons, and an endless supply of one-liners, Orcs Must Die! dispenses death with satisfying variety.

Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Review [Xbox 360 PlayStation 3]
Posted on 10/11/2011
With Ace Combat: Assault Horizon, a respected series takes a nose-dive.

FIFA 12 Review [PC]
Posted on 10/10/2011
FIFA 12 is the definitive football game: challenging, addictive, and with more excellent features than ever before.

Worms Ultimate Mayhem Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 10/10/2011
Worms: Ultimate Mayhem delivers a high quantity of underwhelming content that does nothing to improve the 3D Worms experience.

Spider-Man: Edge of Time Review [PlayStation 3 Xbox 360]
Posted on 10/7/2011
Spider-Man: Edge of Time tells an enjoyably absurd time-hopping tale, but stepping into the tights of its two heroes doesn’t …

NBA 2K12 Review [PC PlayStation 3 Xbox 360]
Posted on 10/7/2011
NBA 2K12 retains its crown as the best basketball franchise by offering a number of worthwhile improvements across the board. …

Hector: Badge of Carnage - Episode 3 Review [PC]
Posted on 10/6/2011
This gritty and profane detective tale winds down to a sound conclusion.

Forza Motorsport 4 Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 10/5/2011
Forza Motorsport 4 refines and improves upon its predecessor in a number of ways, but also feels just a little …

Mercury Hg Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 10/4/2011
Mercury Hg is cheaper, safer and more fun than playing with real volatile chemicals, though the experience is short lived …

Mercury HG Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 10/4/2011
Mercury Hg is cheaper, safer and more fun than playing with real volatile chemicals, though the experience is short lived …

NBA Jam: On Fire Edition Review [PlayStation 3 Xbox 360]
Posted on 10/4/2011
The NBA Jam game that fans have been asking for has finally arrived.

Rage Review [Xbox 360 PlayStation 3]
Posted on 10/3/2011
Rage creates an engrossing world full of dazzling detail and entertaining shooter action.

Dark Souls Review [PlayStation 3 Xbox 360]
Posted on 10/3/2011
Dark Souls is an extraordinary role-playing game that transports you to an awesome and menacing world you may never forget. …

X-Men: Destiny Review [Wii PlayStation 3 Xbox 360]
Posted on 9/30/2011
In X-Men: Destiny, awful combat and meaningless choices combine to create a new mutation of boredom.

X-Men: Destiny Review [PlayStation 3 Xbox 360]
Posted on 9/29/2011
In X-Men: Destiny, mindless combat and meaningless choices combine to create a new mutation of boredom.

Out of the Park Baseball 12 Review [PC]
Posted on 9/29/2011
Out of the Park Baseball keeps moving forward with a number of solid changes and additions to its familiar management-sim …

Pro Evolution Soccer 2012 Review [Xbox 360 PlayStation 3]
Posted on 9/28/2011
PES 12 may lack new modes, but substantial improvements to its AI, speed, and controls make it an exciting football …

Pro Evolution Soccer 2012 Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 9/28/2011
PES 12 may lack new modes, but substantial improvements to its AI, speed, and controls make it an exciting football …

Harvest Moon: The Tale of Two Towns Review [DS]
Posted on 9/28/2011
The Tale of Two Towns doesn’t stray much from the Harvest Moon formula, but it hits most of the addictive …

FIFA 12 Review [PlayStation 3 Xbox 360]
Posted on 9/28/2011
FIFA 12 is the definitive football game: challenging, addictive, and with more excellent features than ever before.

FIFA 12 Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 9/27/2011
FIFA 12 is the definitive football game: challenging, addictive, and with more excellent features than ever before.

ClaDun x2 Review [PSP]
Posted on 9/27/2011
ClaDun is a solid dungeon crawler, but it might not hold your interest for long.

NHL 12 Review [PlayStation 3 Xbox 360]
Posted on 9/26/2011
Little things mean a lot in NHL 12, which subtly refines the best arcade hockey game ever made.

Child of Eden Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 9/26/2011
Child of Eden may be over quickly, but it offers emotional highs you’ll want to experience again and again.

Rotastic Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 9/23/2011
Rotastic features Vikings soaring through the air, but control and level-design problems quickly ground them.

F1 2011 Review [PlayStation 3 PC]
Posted on 9/23/2011
F1 2011 is a great sequel that faithfully represents the thrill and difficulty of driving the world’s best racing cars. …

Bit.Trip Saga Review [3DS]
Posted on 9/22/2011
Bit.Trip Saga is an engrossing compilation of six inventive games bound together by vibrant visuals and dynamic soundtracks.

F1 2011 Review [PC]
Posted on 9/22/2011
F1 2011 is a great sequel that faithfully represents the thrill and difficulty of driving the world’s best racing cars. …

Renegade Ops Review [Xbox 360 PlayStation 3]
Posted on 9/21/2011
Explosive combat and terrific controls make Renegade Ops a great vehicular dual-stick shooter.

TrackMania 2: Canyon Review [PC]
Posted on 9/21/2011
TrackMania 2: Canyon is an exciting arcade racer that fluctuates between the highly accessible and the extremely complex.

NHL 12 Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 9/20/2011
Little things mean a lot in NHL 12, which subtly refines the best arcade hockey game ever made.

Burnout Crash! Review [PlayStation 3 Xbox 360]
Posted on 9/20/2011
Well-integrated social features fuel the competitive kinetic chaos of Burnout Crash.

Radiant Silvergun Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 9/16/2011
Radiant Silvergun proves that great core mechanics stand the test of time, though its severe difficulty could derail the unprepared. …

F1 2011 Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 9/16/2011
F1 2011 is a great sequel that faithfully represents the thrill and difficulty of driving the world’s best racing cars. …

Disgaea 4: A Promise Unforgotten Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 9/15/2011
The absorbing tactical battles haven’t evolved much, but a great cast of characters and consistently funny writing keep Disgaea 4 …

Call of Juarez: The Cartel Review [PC]
Posted on 9/15/2011
Call of Juarez: The Cartel proves that good ideas mean little when they don’t have a solid foundation to support …

Gears of War 3 Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 9/14/2011
Gears of War 3 concludes an excellent trilogy with engrossing cooperative play, taut competitive action, and a masterful campaign.

SkyDrift Review [Xbox 360 PlayStation 3]
Posted on 9/14/2011
While there’s nothing unique about SkyDrift, it successfully delivers fun and frantic arcade racing that’s best enjoyed online.

Driver: Renegade 3D Review [3DS]
Posted on 9/13/2011
Driver: Renegade 3D’s solid driving mechanics are squandered on overwhelming repetition and poor production values.

SkyDrift Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 9/13/2011
While there’s nothing unique about SkyDrift, it successfully delivers fun and frantic arcade racing that’s best enjoyed online.

The Gunstringer Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 9/13/2011
Thanks to expertly implemented controls and tons of goofy situations, The Gunstringer is a rollicking adventure in the Old West. …

Hard Reset Review [PC]
Posted on 9/12/2011
It’s short and occasionally frustrating, but the fireworks display that is Hard Reset is still a blast.

Avadon: The Black Fortress Review [PC]
Posted on 9/9/2011
Avadon: The Black Fortress offers up some good old-fashioned role-playing, as long as you can handle the dated production values …

BloodRayne: Betrayal Review [Xbox 360 PlayStation 3]
Posted on 9/9/2011
Finicky controls taint the exciting combat in BloodRayne: Betrayal, creating an uneven and frustrating adventure.

Crimson Alliance Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 9/8/2011
Variety and character are treasures left undiscovered in the action RPG Crimson Alliance.

We Dance Review [Wii]
Posted on 9/7/2011
We Dance’s boring routines, frustrating difficulty level, and poor animation make it one dancing game that’s worth sitting out.

Resistance 3 Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 9/6/2011
Tightly balanced action and a superb array of guns make Resistance 3 a blast.

Rise of Nightmares Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 9/6/2011
Awkward motion controls and shallow combat make Rise of Nightmares a frighteningly unremarkable adventure in zombie killing.

UFC Personal Trainer: The Ultimate Fitness System Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 9/6/2011
UFC Personal Trainer offers the most exhausting workout in video games, but bugs, repetitive programmes, and overlong stretching periods cause …

Dead Island Review [PC PlayStation 3 Xbox 360]
Posted on 9/5/2011
A schlocky, gruesomely fun action role-playing game awaits you on Dead Island. Bring three friends.

Tropico 4 Review [PC]
Posted on 9/2/2011
Tropico 4 is a likeable and engaging sequel that expands on its predecessor but doesn’t offer much new depth.

Age of Empires Online Review [PC]
Posted on 9/2/2011
Age of Empires Online effectively infuses its conventional real-time strategy gameplay with massively multiplayer online-style loot and leveling mechanics.

Inazuma Eleven Review [DS]
Posted on 9/2/2011
Inazuma Eleven is a charming RPG with a lot going on, but it doesn’t offer a great game of football. …

Street Fighter III: Third Strike Online Review [PlayStation 3 Xbox 360]
Posted on 9/1/2011
This faithful port of Third Strike comes with all of the pluses and minuses of the arcade version, including tight, …

Bastion Review [PC]
Posted on 9/1/2011
Bastion is a wonderfully diverse game that offers up a great deal of flexibility in how you approach its many …

The Baconing Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 9/1/2011
A strong sense of deja vu and poorly balanced combat loom over The Baconing, but smart puzzles and humorous dialogue …

Splinter Cell Trilogy HD Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 8/31/2011
Chaos Theory is the highlight of the three single-player campaigns in Splinter Cell Trilogy HD, but technical issues and the …

Achron Review [PC]
Posted on 8/31/2011
Achron’s time-traveling brilliance is marred by some critical flaws.

Rock of Ages Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 8/31/2011
Rock of Ages has a delightfully goofy concept and offers some destructive fun, but it’s hampered by its weak defense …

Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 2 - Innocent Sin Review [PSP]
Posted on 8/31/2011
More than 10 years after its original release, Persona 2: Innocent Sin no longer has the magic it once did. …

Bodycount Review [PlayStation 3 Xbox 360]
Posted on 8/30/2011
Explosive action and incentivized gunplay fail to heat up in Bodycount, a tepid and short-lived shooter.

King Arthur: Fallen Champions Review [PC]
Posted on 8/30/2011
Fallen Champions is a short and mostly sweet compression of many of the good elements in its King Arthur predecessor. …

Driver: San Francisco Review [PlayStation 3 Xbox 360]
Posted on 8/29/2011
Driver: San Francisco’s inspired shift mechanic and wealth of action-packed content make it an absolute blast that revives the franchise. …

Rugby World Cup 2011 Review [PlayStation 3 Xbox 360]
Posted on 8/26/2011
Limited licences, stripped features, and disappointing presentation make Rugby World Cup 2011 disappointing to even the most ardent fans of …

Madden NFL 12 Review [Xbox 360 PlayStation 3]
Posted on 8/26/2011
Few offseason improvements mean that Madden 12 is another fun but flawed entry in the stagnating series.

Driver: San Francisco Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 8/26/2011
Driver: San Francisco’s inspired shift mechanic and wealth of action-packed content make it an absolute blast that revives the franchise. …

Hole in the Wall Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 8/24/2011
It seems like a great fit for the Kinect, but Hole in the Wall doesn’t quite line up.

Deus Ex: Human Revolution Review [PC Xbox 360 PlayStation 3]
Posted on 8/22/2011
Deus Ex: Human Revolution is an engrossing and atmospheric adventure that keeps you guessing.

Xenoblade Chronicles Review [Wii]
Posted on 8/19/2011
Xenoblade Chronicles is a sublime, wonderfully paced game that both refines and modernises the Japanese role-playing game.

From Dust Review [PC]
Posted on 8/18/2011
From Dust provides a rich world full of engaging challenges, though there are some frustrations even a god must suffer. …

El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron Review [PlayStation 3 Xbox 360]
Posted on 8/18/2011
El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron combines gorgeous artistic design with enticing combat to create a memorable adventure.

Edge Review [PC]
Posted on 8/17/2011
Snappy aesthetics and a novel hero make Edge a nifty platformer.

International Cricket Captain 2011 Review [PC]
Posted on 8/17/2011
International Cricket Captain 2011 doesn’t break any new ground, but a wealth of real-life statistics married to a solid management …

Chantelise: A Tale of Two Sisters Review [PC]
Posted on 8/16/2011
Chantelise is a flawed but fun action role-playing game that’s charming and challenging in equal doses.

El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 8/16/2011
El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron combines gorgeous artistic design with enticing combat to create a memorable adventure.

Toy Soldiers: Cold War Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 8/14/2011
Toy Soldiers: Cold War is an action-packed tower defense game that improves upon its predecessor at almost every opportunity.

Galaga Legions DX Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 8/10/2011
The fast and flashy dual-stick shooting of Galaga Legions DX makes it fun to blast space bugs all over again. …

E.Y.E.: Divine Cybermancy Review [PC]
Posted on 8/8/2011
The ambitious and atmospheric E.Y.E.: Divine Cybermancy will enthrall you, if you can overcome its harsh edges and convoluted mechanics. …

PlayStation Move Ape Escape Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 8/5/2011
Move Ape Escape keeps the charm but loses the fun from its goofy predecessors.

Warhammer 40,000: Kill Team Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 8/5/2011
Kill Team’s dual-stick shooting action has an old-fashioned arcade appeal, but it’s too simple to stand out from the crowd. …

Phineas and Ferb: Across the 2nd Dimension Review [DS Wii PlayStation 3]
Posted on 8/4/2011
Phineas and Ferb: Across the 2nd Dimension is a shockingly repetitive platformer.

LIMBO Review [PC]
Posted on 8/2/2011
Thoughtful puzzles and striking aesthetics make Limbo a cerebral adventure you must experience.

Street Cleaning Simulator Review [PC]
Posted on 8/2/2011
Street Cleaning Simulator is a broken, unrealistic mess that takes a relatively boring concept and makes it even worse.

Phineas and Ferb: Across the 2nd Dimension Review [Wii PlayStation 3]
Posted on 8/2/2011
It’s too easy to be exciting, but Phineas and Ferb: Across the 2nd Dimension is a varied and entertaining game …

Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 8/1/2011
Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet immerses you in its alien world, but frequent mechanical problems lead to frustration.

Dragon Age II: Legacy Review [Xbox 360 PC]
Posted on 7/28/2011
The shrugworthy Legacy add-on extends Dragon Age II but doesn’t improve upon it.

Deadliest Warrior: Legends Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 7/28/2011
Deadliest Warrior: Legends may make you laugh for a little while, but its sloppy fighting is dead on arrival.

Fallout: New Vegas - Old World Blues Review [PC Xbox 360]
Posted on 7/28/2011
The fun and funny Fallout: New Vegas - Old World Blues gushes personality and is the game’s best add-on yet. …

Section 8: Prejudice Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 7/27/2011
Section 8: Prejudice explores well-worn territory, but a smart campaign and volatile competitive mode make this shooter rise above its …

Dead Block Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 7/27/2011
Dead Block fills the zombie apocalypse with rampant vandalism and ingenious booby traps, yet somehow the result is exceedingly dull. …

Pac-Man & Galaga Dimensions Review [3DS]
Posted on 7/26/2011
Pac-Man & Galaga Dimensions includes some great games, but that’s not enough to make it a great compilation.

From Dust Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 7/26/2011
From Dust provides a rich world full of engaging challenges, though there are some frustrations even a god must suffer. …

A New Beginning Review [PC]
Posted on 7/22/2011
A New Beginning’s fantastic visuals and enjoyable story offset its glaring translation and voice-over flaws.

Catherine Review [PlayStation 3 Xbox 360]
Posted on 7/21/2011
Catherine is involving, intense, and unlike anything you’ve ever played.

LIMBO Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 7/21/2011
Thoughtful puzzles and striking aesthetics make Limbo a cerebral adventure you must experience.

Captain America: Super Soldier Review [Xbox 360 PlayStation 3]
Posted on 7/20/2011
Captain America bashes enemies with style, but a dull story and bland visuals keep Super Soldier from being a star-spangled …

Panzer Corps Review [PC]
Posted on 7/19/2011
Panzer Corps is a great turn-based strategic wargame that captures Panzer General’s deep and involving classic gameplay.

Boulder Dash-XL Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 7/19/2011
Boulder Dash-XL offers up plenty of diamond-mining action, but not all of it is up to the standard set by …

Bastion Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 7/19/2011
Bastion is a wonderfully diverse game that offers up a great deal of flexibility in how you approach its many …

Warhammer 40,000: Kill Team Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 7/18/2011
Kill Team’s dual-stick shooting action has an old-fashioned arcade appeal, but it’s too simple to stand out from the crowd. …

NCAA Football 12 Review [PlayStation 3 Xbox 360]
Posted on 7/15/2011
The on-field action is as exciting as ever, but off-the-field problems drag NCAA Football 12 down to the turf.

NCAA Football 12 Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 7/14/2011
The on-field action is as exciting as ever, but off-the-field problems drag NCAA Football 12 down to the turf.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 Review [PlayStation 3 Wii PC Xbox 360]
Posted on 7/14/2011
The Harry Potter film tie-ins end on a low note with this short, tedious, and conceptually vapid cover shooter.

Ms. ‘Splosion Man Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 7/13/2011
Thrilling level design makes Ms. ‘Splosion Man an explosively fun platformer.

Akimi Village Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 7/13/2011
Alternately tranquil and tedious, Akimi Village is as simple as city builders get.

Solatorobo Review [DS]
Posted on 7/13/2011
It may not offer much of a challenge, but Solatorobo: Red the Hunter has enough variety and quirky charm to …

MLB Bobblehead Pros Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 7/12/2011
MLB Bobblehead Pros wastes its cute arcade baseball premise on shoddy pitching and fielding mechanics.

Storm: Frontline Nation Review [PC]
Posted on 7/11/2011
Storm: Frontline Nation is loaded with strategic and tactical depth.

Lucha Fury Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 7/7/2011
Lucha Fury is a beat-’em-up that proves that beauty is only screen deep.

Gatling Gears Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 7/7/2011
Gatling Gears is a fun shooter that reminds you how much of a blast destruction can be.

Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D Review [3DS]
Posted on 7/7/2011
Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D offers addictive, score-attack action, but lacks the content to make it more than a fun …

White Knight Chronicles II Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 7/7/2011
White Knight Chronicles II’s solo play will try your patience, but online adventuring and town building offer more than your …

Half-Minute Hero: Super Mega Neo Climax Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 7/6/2011
You wouldn’t guess it from the title, but Half-Minute Hero is good for hours of role playing against the clock. …

Arcana Heart 3 Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 7/6/2011
Despite some potentially off-putting thematic material, Arcana Heart 3 is a fun fighter with a lot to offer.

Puzzle Agent 2 Review [PC]
Posted on 7/5/2011
FBI problem-solver Nelson Tethers is back for more of the same in Puzzle Agent 2.

The Adventures of Shuggy Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 7/5/2011
The Adventures of Shuggy is a cute platform puzzler that pushes the envelope with a deluge of gameplay ideas.

Galaga Legions DX Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 7/5/2011
The fast and flashy dual-stick shooting of Galaga Legions DX makes it fun to blast space bugs all over again. …

Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition Review [PlayStation 3 Xbox 360]
Posted on 7/1/2011
Arcade Edition is the most comprehensive version of Street Fighter IV released to date, and an essential buy for fans …

The Malgrave Incident Review [Wii]
Posted on 6/30/2011
Mystery Case Files: The Malgrave Incident is a captivating mystery hidden in a sometimes frustrating point-and-click adventure.

Backbreaker: Vengeance Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 6/30/2011
Realistic animations and a satisfying two-player mode make Backbreaker: Vengeance fun for a while, but that quickly fades away.

Cars 2 Review [Xbox 360 PlayStation 3]
Posted on 6/28/2011
Cars 2 is a colorful and varied racer that’s a lot of fun to play with friends and family.

Cubic Ninja Review [3DS]
Posted on 6/28/2011
Elation turns to frustration in Cubic Ninja’s twisted worlds.

Jamestown: Legend of the Lost Colony Review [PC]
Posted on 6/28/2011
Stylish art and a gradual difficulty curve make Jamestown: Legend of the Lost Colony a treat for shoot-’em-up fans of …

Transformers: Dark of the Moon - Stealth Force Edition Review [Wii 3DS]
Posted on 6/27/2011
Dark of the Moon: Stealth Force Edition starts out as a bad vehicle combat game and never transforms into anything …

The First Templar Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 6/23/2011
The First Templar draws you in with interesting characters and rhythmic combat, but technical foibles can lessen your fun.

The Sims 3: Generations Review [PC]
Posted on 6/23/2011
The Sims 3: Generations offers fun new features and objects to play with, but on the whole, it doesn’t make …

F.E.A.R. 3 Review [PC PlayStation 3 Xbox 360]
Posted on 6/22/2011
It’s short on scares, but satisfying shooting and exciting cooperative play make F.E.A.R. 3 a thoroughly enjoyable shooter.

Gemini Rue Review [PC]
Posted on 6/22/2011
Gemini Rue is an intriguing adventure game with an excellent story that outshines its basic puzzle-solving.

Trenched Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 6/21/2011
Trenched is a humorous tower defense game that incorporates fast-paced action and a rewarding loot system to great effect.

F.E.A.R. 3 Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 6/21/2011
It’s short on scares, but satisfying shooting and exciting cooperative play make F.E.A.R. 3 a thoroughly enjoyable shooter.

Shadows of the Damned Review [PlayStation 3 Xbox 360]
Posted on 6/21/2011
Shadows of the Damned balances strong gameplay with artistic delights to create a mesmerizing experience.

Dungeon Siege III Review [PC Xbox 360 PlayStation 3]
Posted on 6/20/2011
Dungeon Siege III is a fun but unambitious dungeon crawler that fails to live up to the games that came …

Wii Play: Motion Review [Wii]
Posted on 6/20/2011
Greater variety and depth don’t save this second round of motion minigames from the bargain bin.

Duke Nukem Forever Review [PlayStation 3 Xbox 360 PC]
Posted on 6/16/2011
The bland and ugly Duke Nukem Forever turns a famous gaming icon into an embarrassment.

Wizardry: Labyrinth of Lost Souls Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 6/15/2011
Wizardry: Labyrinth of Lost Souls is a good revival of the old-time dungeon crawler.

Fallout: New Vegas - Honest Hearts Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 6/15/2011
Fallout: New Vegas - Honest Hearts is a conventional but enjoyable addition to the series.

Duke Nukem Forever Review [Xbox 360 PC]
Posted on 6/14/2011
The bland and ugly Duke Nukem Forever turns a famous gaming icon into an embarrassment.

Child of Eden Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 6/14/2011
Child of Eden may be over quickly, but it offers emotional highs you’ll want to experience again and again.

inFamous 2 Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 6/3/2011
Small problems hold Infamous 2 back from greatness, but there’s still a lot of electrifying fun to be had in …

Hunted: The Demon’s Forge Review [Xbox 360 PlayStation 3 PC]
Posted on 6/3/2011
Hunted: The Demon’s Forge buries its rock-solid ideas under a mound of execution blunders.

Dirt 3 Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 6/3/2011
Dirt 3 is a superb off-road racer that adds some great new features and improves upon its predecessor at just …

Cartoon Network: Punch Time Explosion Review [3DS]
Posted on 6/2/2011
Punch Time Explosion’s ensemble of Cartoon Network characters falls victim to the evil forces of shallowness and frustration.

Red Faction: Armageddon Review [PlayStation 3 Xbox 360]
Posted on 6/1/2011
The versatile magnet gun marries beautifully with the series’ signature destructibility to make Red Faction: Armageddon an exciting and explosive …

Terraria Review [PC]
Posted on 5/31/2011
The magical world of Terraria is bursting with terrific content and surprises to keep you invested for a long time. …

DiRT 3 Review [PC Xbox 360]
Posted on 5/31/2011
Dirt 3 is a superb off-road racer that adds some great new features and improves upon its predecessor at just …

Dungeons & Dragons: Daggerdale [Xbox 360]
Posted on 5/27/2011
The decent hack-and-slash action of Dungeons & Dragons: Daggerdale is plagued by more problems than its heroic adventurers can handle. …

Fallout: New Vegas - Honest Hearts Review [PC Xbox 360]
Posted on 5/27/2011
Fallout: New Vegas - Honest Hearts is a conventional but enjoyable addition to the series.

Lego Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game Review [PC]
Posted on 5/27/2011
Too many basic flaws hinder the block-bashing fun of Lego Pirates of the Caribbean.

Fallout: New Vegas - Honest Hearts Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 5/26/2011
Fallout: New Vegas - Honest Hearts is a conventional but enjoyable addition to the series.

Kung Fu Panda 2: The Video Game Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 5/25/2011
You’re better off sticking with the movie than putting up with the unresponsive controls and shallow combat in Kung Fu …

NASCAR 2011: The Game Review [Wii]
Posted on 5/25/2011
Pushover opponents and a stripped feature list are just two of NASCAR 2011’s unfortunate flaws.

Faery: Legends of Avalon Review [PC]
Posted on 5/24/2011
The mind-numbing Faery: Legends of Avalon is too shallow, easy, and tedious to inspire anything other than apathy.

Dead or Alive: Dimensions Review [3DS]
Posted on 5/24/2011
Dead or Alive: Dimensions is a fun version of an arcade classic that offers some of the fastest fighting on …

The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Review [PC]
Posted on 5/23/2011
Richly textured and stuffed with memorable moments, The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings is a marvel among role-playing games.

AFL Live Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 5/22/2011
AFL Live offers up a fun game of Aussie Rules that gets the basics right but little else.

Fable III Review [PC]
Posted on 5/20/2011
Fable III lands on the PC with graphical enhancements and tougher combat, but simplified gameplay and a lack of moral …

Sega Rally Online Arcade Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 5/20/2011
Sega Rally Online Arcade doesn’t add anything new to the series, but it still offers plenty of enjoyable racing.

The First Templar Review [PC]
Posted on 5/18/2011
The First Templar draws you in with delightful visuals and rhythmic combat, but technical foibles can lessen your fun.

Dream Trigger 3D Review [3DS]
Posted on 5/18/2011
Unraveling the interwoven game mechanics of Dream Trigger 3D leads to the realization that this shoot-’em-up offers more style than …

Star Raiders Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 5/18/2011
Star Raiders achieves the incredible, somehow taking all the fun out of being a hotshot space pilot.

Virtua Tennis 4 Review [PlayStation 3 Xbox 360]
Posted on 5/17/2011
Virtua Tennis 4 is a weak tennis game that fails to bring the series back to its glory days.

L.A. Noire Review [PlayStation 3 Xbox 360]
Posted on 5/16/2011
L.A. Noire’s absorbing investigations and intoxicating sense of style make it an unforgettable journey through the seamy side of the …

Thor: God of Thunder Review [Wii]
Posted on 5/12/2011
Thor bashes his way through a stylish adventure, but a lack of diversity and depth leads to stale action.

Gatling Gears Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 5/12/2011
Gatling Gears is a fun shooter that reminds you how much of a blast destruction can be.

Garshasp: The Monster Slayer Review [PC]
Posted on 5/12/2011
Garshasp: The Monster Slayer has monstrous ambitions, but it doesn’t deliver where it counts.

Brink Review [PC Xbox 360]
Posted on 5/11/2011
On the lively and intriguing battlefields of Brink, design issues can be as deadly as enemy soldiers.

Virtua Tennis 4 Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 5/11/2011
Virtua Tennis 4 is a weak tennis game that fails to bring the series back to its glory days.

LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game Review [3DS]
Posted on 5/11/2011
Lego Pirates of the Caribbean is cute, colorful, and boring.

AFL Live Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 5/11/2011
AFL Live offers up a fun game of Aussie Rules that gets the basics right but little else.

SBK 2011 Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 5/11/2011
SBK 2011 is a great motorcycle racing game that offers some compelling new features alongside the regular annual tweaks.

Brink Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 5/10/2011
On the lively and intriguing battlefields of Brink, technical deficiencies and design issues can be as deadly as enemy soldiers. …

LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game Review [PSP DS]
Posted on 5/10/2011
Lego Pirates of the Caribbean is cute, colorful, and boring.

Lego Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game Review [Wii Xbox 360 PlayStation 3]
Posted on 5/10/2011
Too many basic flaws hinder the block-bashing fun of Lego Pirates of the Caribbean.

Thor: God of Thunder Review [DS]
Posted on 5/5/2011
Impressive boss battles aren’t enough to save Thor: God of Thunder from its shallow combat.

Black Mirror III Review [PC]
Posted on 5/5/2011
Black Mirror III is sufficiently spooky but is burdened with a dreary pace and frustrating puzzles.

Operation Flashpoint: Red River Review [Xbox 360 PlayStation 3 PC]
Posted on 5/4/2011
Operation Flashpoint: Red River features realistic and challenging missions but is often hampered by poor AI and other frustrations.

Capsized Review [PC]
Posted on 5/3/2011
Terrific art and diverse movement mechanics make it a pleasure to explore the exciting world of Capsized.

Section 8: Prejudice Review [PC]
Posted on 5/3/2011
Section 8: Prejudice explores well-worn territory, but a smart campaign and volatile competitive mode make this shooter rise above its …

Your Doodles Are Bugged Review [PC]
Posted on 5/2/2011
Despite a few frustrations, Your Doodles Are Bugged is an accessible, challenging, and rewarding puzzle game.

Men of War: Assault Squad Review [PC]
Posted on 4/29/2011
The authentic Men of War: Assault Squad packs plenty of challenge for real-time strategy enthusiasts.

Gem Miner: Dig Deeper Review [Android]
Posted on 4/29/2011
Gem Miner: Dig Deeper is a fun enough mining game, but it could have used some more depth.

Doodle Jump for Android Review [Android]
Posted on 4/29/2011
Doodle Jump’s fun gameplay and casual appeal make it the king of the doodle genre.

Cut the Rope Review [iPhone/iPod]
Posted on 4/29/2011
Cut the Rope is a charming, challenging, and fun puzzle game that nearly anyone can enjoy.

Chaos Rings Review [iPhone/iPod]
Posted on 4/29/2011
Square Enix delivers an original, Final Fantasy-caliber role-playing game for the iPhone.

Angry Birds Review [iPhone/iPod]
Posted on 4/29/2011
Destructive physics help make this a very charming puzzle game, and the great level variety seals the deal.

Outland Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 4/28/2011
Exciting gameplay packed with clever mechanics and framed by a compelling artistic vision make Outland a superb experience.

Final Fantasy IV: The Complete Collection Review [PSP]
Posted on 4/28/2011
Final Fantasy IV’s gripping story and fast-paced combat make this sizeable collection fun from start to finish.

Cargo: The Quest for Gravity Review [PC]
Posted on 4/27/2011
Cargo: The Quest for Gravity pulls you in with its surreal visuals and strange premise, but its gameplay rarely gets …

Rabbids Travel in Time 3D Review [3DS]
Posted on 4/27/2011
Bland humor and breezy action make Rabbids Travel in Time 3D a lighthearted yet lackluster platformer.

The Fancy Pants Adventures Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 4/26/2011
The Fancy Pants Adventures’ quirks are overshadowed by its breezy cooperative play and stylish attitude.

Conduit 2 Review [Wii]
Posted on 4/25/2011
Conduit 2 overcomes its problems by offering a long and varied single-player campaign with a good sense of humor.

Yar’s Revenge Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 4/22/2011
Yar’s Revenge’s great art design is squandered on dull, painful-to-control rail shooter gameplay.

The Next Big Thing Review [PC]
Posted on 4/21/2011
The Next Big Thing creates a lush vision of an alternate-reality Hollywood, but its knockout visuals can’t make up for …

Combat of Giants: Dinosaurs 3D Review [3DS]
Posted on 4/21/2011
This repetitive trudge through the land before time does no justice to the concept of dinosaur fighting game.

Dungeon Hunter: Alliance Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 4/20/2011
Dungeon Hunter: Alliance is a good way to get together with friends and take down fantasy monsters.

WSC Real 11: World Snooker Championship Review [Xbox 360 PlayStation 3]
Posted on 4/20/2011
WSC Real 11 is a good snooker simulation that boasts some major improvements in graphics and online gameplay compared to …

Michael Jackson: The Experience Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 4/20/2011
Fans will love the inclusion of the pop prince’s biggest hits and dance routines, but the barebones package stops Michael …

Section 8: Prejudice Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 4/20/2011
Section 8: Prejudice explores well-worn territory, but a smart campaign and volatile competitive mode make this shooter rise above its …

Mortal Kombat Review [Xbox 360 PlayStation 3]
Posted on 4/19/2011
Over-the-top, bloody, and bursting with content, Mortal Kombat is a return to form for the franchise.

Portal 2 Review [PC PlayStation 3 Xbox 360]
Posted on 4/19/2011
Portal 2 is an accessible, clever, and downright hilarious adventure into the eccentric world of Aperture Science.

Magicka: Vietnam Review [PC]
Posted on 4/18/2011
Magicka: Vietnam has its moments, but this oddball add-on is marred by frustrating difficulty.

Anomaly: Warzone Earth Review [PC]
Posted on 4/18/2011
Going on the offensive for a change makes tower defense hybrid Anomaly: Warzone Earth a real blast.

IL=2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover Review [PC]
Posted on 4/15/2011
With IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover, a beloved series crashes and burns.

Patapon 3 Review [PSP]
Posted on 4/15/2011
Patapon 3 builds upon the rhythm-based strategy formula of its predecessors and adds both meaningful leveling mechanics and a wealth …

Stardrone Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 4/15/2011
Stardrone’s vibrant, physics-driven arcade action suffers from difficulty spikes and frustrating design elements.

Rio Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 4/14/2011
Rio is inconsistent and short on personality, but there’s some enjoyment to be had in this multiplayer party game.

Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes Review [Xbox 360 PlayStation 3]
Posted on 4/14/2011
Addictive puzzle battles and a ton of content make Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes hard to put down.

SOCOM 4: U.S. Navy SEALs Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 4/14/2011
A sturdy campaign, challenging cooperative mode, and boisterous online multiplayer help SOCOM 4 make its predecessors proud.

Michael Jackson: The Experience Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 4/14/2011
Fans will love the inclusion of the king of pop’s biggest hits and dance routines, but the barebones package and …

The Sims Medieval Review [PC]
Posted on 4/12/2011
Playing The Sims Medieval is like looking at your neighbor’s vacation slides: You’re hearing about someone else’s grand adventure rather …

Red Faction: Battlegrounds Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 4/12/2011
Battlegrounds is a forgettable entry in the Red Faction franchise that neither builds upon previous games nor forges an interesting …

Strania Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 4/11/2011
An overabundance of weaponry gets in the way of the killing in this intense shooter.

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Reverie Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 4/11/2011
It’s light on combat, but Reverie keeps things interesting with a new playable character and engaging puzzles.

Madden NFL Football Review [3DS]
Posted on 4/8/2011
Madden NFL Football offers up a bare-bones experience that fails to satisfy on any level.

Islands of Wakfu Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 4/7/2011
Islands of Wakfu presents an enticing fantasy world, but dull combat and an unengaging story squelch its potential.

Ridge Racer 3D Review [3DS]
Posted on 4/4/2011
Though there’s a lot of recycled content in Ridge Racer 3D, its drift-based driving is as addictive and fun as …

Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12: The Masters Review [Wii PlayStation 3 Xbox 360]
Posted on 4/4/2011
Tiger Woods 12 for the Wii remains the golf sim of choice for motion-controller fans because of its accurate swing …

Monster Tale Review [DS]
Posted on 4/4/2011
Monster Tale is a whimsical, colorful 2D adventure that’s sure to please with its engaging combination of exploration, pet raising, …

Rayman 3D Review [3DS]
Posted on 4/4/2011
Rayman 3D may be yet another port of Rayman 2, but its improved controls and capable 3D implementation breathe new …

NASCAR 2011: The Game Review [Xbox 360 PlayStation 3]
Posted on 4/4/2011
It gets the job done, but NASCAR 2011 is a better reminder of the great old NASCAR games than it …

Samurai Warriors Chronicles Review [3DS]
Posted on 4/1/2011
Samurai Warriors Chronicles does a fine job of bringing the shallowness and tedium of the series to the 3DS.

Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12: The Masters Review [PlayStation 3 Xbox 360]
Posted on 4/1/2011
Tiger Woods 12 is another excellent golf sim, in large part thanks to the addition of the Masters at Augusta. …

Shift 2: Unleashed Review [PlayStation 3 Xbox 360]
Posted on 4/1/2011
Shift 2 may not offer full-on simulation features, but it boasts roller-coaster thrills and a deep sense of immersion in …

LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars Review [Wii Xbox 360 PlayStation 3 PC]
Posted on 3/31/2011
The Clone Wars offers an ambitious step up from previous games in the series, but a ton of small issues …

Swarm Review [PlayStation 3 Xbox 360]
Posted on 3/31/2011
Gnarly deaths and cute aliens make for a fun combo in this challenging action game.

Mass Effect 2: Arrival Review [PC Xbox 360]
Posted on 3/31/2011
Mass Effect 2: Arrival is a disappointing conclusion to a beloved series’ second chapter.

Asphalt 3D Review [3DS]
Posted on 3/29/2011
Asphalt 3D’s emphasis on its own terrible crashes often brings the otherwise enjoyable arcade racing action to a screeching halt. …

Hard Corps: Uprising Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 3/28/2011
This Contra-style shooter is packed with pleasure and punishment.

MotorStorm: Apocalypse Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 3/28/2011
Destructive environments and excellent track design make MotorStorm: Apocalypse one of the most exciting racing experiences on the PlayStation 3. …

Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Shadow Wars Review [3DS]
Posted on 3/26/2011
Rich environments and diverse abilities fuel the accessible tactical depth that makes Shadow Wars a winner.

Nintendogs + Cats: Toy Poodle & New Friends Review [3DS]
Posted on 3/25/2011
They may not win best in show, but the adorable animals of Nintendogs + Cats are sure to win your …

Nintendogs + Cats: Golden Retriever and New Friends Review [3DS]
Posted on 3/25/2011
They may not win best in show, but the adorable animals of Nintendogs + Cats are sure to win your …

Nintendogs + Cats: French Bulldog and New Friends Review [3DS]
Posted on 3/25/2011
They may not win best in show, but the adorable animals of Nintendogs + Cats are sure to win your …

TNT Racers Review [PSP]
Posted on 3/25/2011
Cool power-ups and a lot of charm make TNT Racers a bunch of shallow fun.

Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 3D Review [3DS]
Posted on 3/25/2011
Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 3D plays a great game of football but feels bare when it comes to features and …

Super Street Fighter IV: 3D Edition Review [3DS]
Posted on 3/25/2011
Fast, frantic, and full of depth, Super Street Fighter IV: 3D Edition is a great addition to the franchise.

Super Monkey Ball 3D Review [3DS]
Posted on 3/25/2011
Super Monkey Ball 3D’s one enjoyable mode can’t compensate for the other two stinkers, making this a disappointing showing for …

Lego Star Wars III: Attack of the Clones Review [3DS]
Posted on 3/25/2011
This familiar Lego-themed adventure has flashy 3D effects, but predictable gameplay and a lack of challenge keep it from flying …

Splinter Cell 3D Review [3DS]
Posted on 3/25/2011
Splinter Cell 3D is a disappointingly bare-bones remake of Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory.

Steel Diver Review [3DS]
Posted on 3/25/2011
This tedious underwater adventure is as short on content as it is on thrills.

Pilotwings Resort Review [3DS]
Posted on 3/25/2011
Pilotwings Resort is fun while it lasts, but it fails to reach the same heights as its predecessors.

Crysis 2 Review [PlayStation 3 PC Xbox 360]
Posted on 3/24/2011
This big, bold sequel offers an eerie vision of a city under siege.

Slam Bolt Scrappers Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 3/23/2011
A short campaign and the lack of online multiplayer hobble this ambitious puzzle adventure.

Crysis 2 Review [PC Xbox 360]
Posted on 3/23/2011
This big, bold sequel offers an eerie vision of a city under siege.

Top Spin 4 Review [PlayStation 3 Xbox 360 Wii]
Posted on 3/23/2011
With a wealth of content to explore, tight controls, and great visuals, Top Spin 4 is a fantastic tennis simulation …

Rift Review [PC]
Posted on 3/22/2011
Class flexibility, a solid infrastructure, and an element of unpredictability keep Rift from feeling like just another online fantasy game. …

MotoGP 10/11 Review [PlayStation 3 Xbox 360]
Posted on 3/18/2011
Flawed motorcycle physics and lackluster graphics hold back the potential of this official MotoGP racer.

Shogun 2: Total War Review [PC]
Posted on 3/17/2011
Artistic, formidable, and action packed, this remarkable strategy game is the best Total War yet.

Major League Baseball 2K11 Review [Xbox 360 PlayStation 3]
Posted on 3/17/2011
A number of small changes make MLB 2K11 better on the field than its predecessor, although the majority of the …

Homefront Review [Xbox 360 PlayStation 3 PC]
Posted on 3/15/2011
Homefront’s engrossing vision of the future and gratifying competitive multiplayer outweigh its squandered potential and workaday game mechanics.

Trackmania: Build to Race Review [Wii]
Posted on 3/15/2011
This huge, time trial-based driving game is let down by budget production values and frustrating difficulty spikes.

Okamiden Review [DS]
Posted on 3/15/2011
Okamiden doesn’t distinguish itself from its revered predecessor, but great visual design and well-developed characters make it engaging nonetheless.

Dissidia 012: Duodecim Final Fantasy Review [PSP]
Posted on 3/15/2011
This sequel is slow to show off its best features, but once it does, you won’t want to stop playing. …

Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood - The Da Vinci Disappearance Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 3/11/2011
Not every mission is a success, but charismatic characters and a great final stretch elevate this enjoyable add-on.

MLB 11: The Show Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 3/10/2011
MLB 11: The Show is another great baseball game, but it doesn’t add a lot to last year’s feature list. …

Back to the Future: The Game - Episode II: Get Tannen! Review [PC]
Posted on 3/8/2011
The second episode of this clever adventure series is even better than the first.

Dragon Age II Review [PC Xbox 360 PlayStation 3]
Posted on 3/8/2011
It isn’t the wonder its predecessor was, but Dragon Age II is still a quality role-playing game that focuses on …

Fable III: Traitor’s Keep Quest Pack Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 3/4/2011
This downloadable content provides plenty of reasons to return to Albion–just don’t expect it to veer far from what Fable …

Torchlight Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 3/4/2011
Enjoyable combat and a great loot system make this hack-and-slash role-playing game hard to put down.

Pokemon Black Review [DS]
Posted on 3/4/2011
What it lacks in originality, Pokemon Black more than makes up for with a vast world to explore and an …

Pokemon White Review [DS]
Posted on 3/4/2011
What it lacks in originality, Pokemon White more than makes up for with a vast world to explore and an …

Rango: The Video Game Review [Xbox 360 PlayStation 3]
Posted on 3/3/2011
An oddball attitude, some decent variety, and a dip into the surreal spice up Rango’s otherwise tame action.

Dead Space 2: Severed Review [Xbox 360 PlayStation 3]
Posted on 3/3/2011
A focus on intense combat makes this brief return to the Sprawl a satisfying one.

Cities in Motion Review [PC]
Posted on 3/2/2011
Cities in Motion finds fun and challenge in the hustle and bustle of modern urban transit.

Acceleration of Suguri X Edition Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 3/2/2011
A delicious mix of arena fighting and bullet-hell chaos wins out over weak presentation in this action battler.

PixelJunk Shooter 2 Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 3/1/2011
Imaginative puzzles and explosive boss fights are the most exciting elements of this sequel, but a new emphasis on shooting …

Hyperdimension Neptunia Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 3/1/2011
This hypersexualized role-playing game degrades the console war with questionable gameplay mechanics, choppy animation, and some truly awful music.

Fallout: New Vegas - Dead Money Review [PlayStation 3 PC]
Posted on 3/1/2011
Trial-and-error frustrations diminish the impact of this add-on’s great characters and dialogue.

Fight Night Champion Review [Xbox 360 PlayStation 3]
Posted on 3/1/2011
This fast-paced boxing game improves upon its predecessor in just about every way, and adds an entertaining story mode to …

Gray Matter Review [PC Xbox 360]
Posted on 3/1/2011
Prosaic puzzles take the edge off this point-and-click adventure’s absorbing melodrama.

Knights Contract Review [PlayStation 3 Xbox 360]
Posted on 2/28/2011
Gratifying, gory combat contends with aggravating design flaws in this intriguing adventure.

Gods Eater Burst Review [PSP]
Posted on 2/28/2011
It comes with a few annoyances, but Gods Eater Burst’s monster hunting is enjoyable enough to differentiate itself from the …

de Blob 2 Review [DS Wii PlayStation 3 Xbox 360]
Posted on 2/25/2011
De Blob 2 is a splash of easygoing, side-scrolling fun.

Back to the Future: The Game – Episode 1: It’s About Time Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 2/25/2011
Despite its short length and easy puzzles, this episodic adventure still captivates with strong storytelling and compelling characters.

Fallout: New Vegas - Dead Money Review [PC]
Posted on 2/23/2011
Trial-and-error frustrations diminish the impact of this add-on’s great characters and dialogue.

Bulletstorm Review [PlayStation 3 Xbox 360 PC]
Posted on 2/22/2011
This crass shooter has its drawbacks, but it’s got no shortage of stylish fun.

Radiant Historia Review [DS]
Posted on 2/22/2011
Unique time-travel mechanics and a creative combat system make this RPG a refreshing change.

Tales from Space: About a Blob Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 2/17/2011
Though it offers few thrills, About a Blob serves up plenty of palatable platforming action.

Lord of Arcana Review [PSP]
Posted on 2/15/2011
Tedious quests and dull, infuriating combat make this one fantasy adventure whose monsters you won’t want to hunt.

TNT Racers Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 2/15/2011
Cool power-ups and a lot of charm make TNT Racers a bunch of shallow fun.

Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds Review [Xbox 360 PlayStation 3]
Posted on 2/14/2011
The classic crossover series triumphantly returns to usher in a new age of heroes.

Hard Corps: Uprising Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 2/14/2011
This Contra-style shooter is packed with pleasure and punishment.

Explodemon Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 2/14/2011
An eclectic mix of platforming and combat mechanics help compensate for Explodemon’s mundane inclinations.

Test Drive Unlimited 2 Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 2/14/2011
This expansive driving game offsets its faults with the pleasure of open-road cruising and a wealth of content.

Body and Brain Connection Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 2/11/2011
Though shallow and flawed, Body and Brain Connection has some neat minigames that engender a satisfying sense of progress.

Tactics Ogre Review [PSP]
Posted on 2/11/2011
Key new features make this the definitive version of Tactics Ogre and the best tactical role-playing game on the PSP. …

You Don’t Know Jack (2011) Review [PC]
Posted on 2/9/2011
The brash trivia franchise returns to the stage for a successful new outing.

You Don’t Know Jack Review [Wii PlayStation 3 Xbox 360]
Posted on 2/9/2011
The brash trivia franchise returns to the stage for a very successful new outing.

Stacking Review [PlayStation 3 Xbox 360]
Posted on 2/9/2011
An enchanting world seamlessly combines with fun gameplay and rewarding puzzles to make Stacking a magical adventure.

Stacking Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 2/8/2011
An enchanting world seamlessly combines with fun gameplay and rewarding puzzles to make Stacking a magical adventure.

You Don’t Know Jack Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 2/8/2011
The brash trivia franchise returns to the screen for a very successful new outing.

Mario Sports Mix Review [Wii]
Posted on 2/8/2011
Mario’s latest athletic endeavor lacks the sort of skillful competition that could have made for a compelling challenge.

Naruto Shippuden: Shinobi Rumble [DS]
Posted on 2/8/2011
This basic brawler fails to capture the unique character or high-speed action of its televised counterpart.

Dungeons Review [PC]
Posted on 2/7/2011
Dungeons’ mind-numbing, repetitive gameplay never reaches the greatness of Dungeon Keeper, its classic inspiration.

Bionic Commando Rearmed 2 Review [PlayStation 3 Xbox 360]
Posted on 2/3/2011
Unresponsive controls and confusing level design make Rad Spencer’s latest adventure an exercise in frustration.

Majesty 2: Monster Kingdom Review [PC]
Posted on 2/3/2011
Majesty 2 embarks on its best expansion yet, adding monster sidekicks and softening the difficulty level to the real-time king …

Killzone 3 Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 2/3/2011
Weighty shooting action and magnificent visuals collide in this great follow-up.

Jolly Rover Review [PC]
Posted on 2/2/2011
Jolly Rover is a swashbuckling canine adventure full of colourful characters and plenty of laughs.

Two Worlds II Review [PC Xbox 360]
Posted on 2/1/2011
This role-playing sequel’s big world and seemingly countless quests make it easy to overlook its wrinkles.

Breach Review [PC Xbox 360]
Posted on 1/31/2011
Breach delivers some excitement, but its generic online first-person shooter action and a number of performance issues prevent it from …

Monday Night Combat Review [PC]
Posted on 1/31/2011
Clever combat mechanics and diverse soldier classes make this third-person shooter addictive and entertaining.

Emergency 2012 Review [PC]
Posted on 1/31/2011
A joyless campaign and brain-dead units make this emergency management real-time strategy unworthy of resuscitation.

Venetica Review [PC PlayStation 3 Xbox 360]
Posted on 1/28/2011
A strong protagonist and enticing visuals make Venetica worth playing, but problems with the questing and combat drag this role-playing …

Dead Space 2 Review [PC PlayStation 3 Xbox 360]
Posted on 1/27/2011
Dead Space 2’s thrilling campaign and intense multiplayer make it an excellent game and a worthy follow-up to its superb …

Mindjack Review [Xbox 360 PlayStation 3]
Posted on 1/27/2011
Mindjack’s chilling vision of the future is smothered by awkward controls and poor storytelling.

Venetica Review [PlayStation 3 Xbox 360]
Posted on 1/26/2011
Venetica has too many flaws in just about every facet to make for an engrossing role-playing experience.

Spare Parts Review [PlayStation 3 Xbox 360]
Posted on 1/26/2011
Imprecise controls and repetitive gameplay hampers this downloadable cooperative adventure.

Fluidity Review [Wii]
Posted on 1/25/2011
Sublime level design, a charming art style, and heaps of hidden content make this an amazing puzzle platformer.

Modern Combat: Domination Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 1/24/2011
Modern Combat: Domination is a good multiplayer shooter at a great budget price.

Zeit 2 Review [Xbox 360 PC]
Posted on 1/21/2011
Zeit Squared’s clever mechanics combine to create a unique and satisfying shoot-’em-up.

Plants vs. Zombies Review [DS]
Posted on 1/21/2011
The DS version of this great tower defense game can be a little confusing but is a lot of fun …

Mass Effect 2 Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 1/18/2011
This rich, action-packed space adventure is immensely entertaining on its new platform, though the transition isn’t wholly smooth.

LittleBigPlanet 2 Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 1/14/2011
An enjoyable Story mode, powerful creation tools, and great online features make Sackboy’s sequel a giant leap forward for LittleBigPlanet. …

Prinny 2: Dawn of Operation Panties, Dood! Review [PSP]
Posted on 1/13/2011
Prinny’s second heroic adventure features great boss fights, but cheap deaths and lousy controls make this journey extremely frustrating.

Kingdom Hearts Re:coded Review [DS]
Posted on 1/11/2011
Frustrating platforming and a tepid narrative mar this journey into classic Kingdom Hearts realms.

Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective Review [DS]
Posted on 1/11/2011
Ghost Trick’s unusual premise, unique gameplay, satisfying puzzles, and wonderful characters make it an adventure game you don’t want to …

Lost in Shadow Review [Wii]
Posted on 1/10/2011
Poor pacing almost derails this imaginative platformer, but a variety of clever puzzles in the second half of the game …

MicroBot Review [PlayStation 3 Xbox 360]
Posted on 1/6/2011
A few neat elements help keep this tepid dual-stick shooter afloat.

BioShock 2: Minerva’s Den Review [Xbox 360 PlayStation 3]
Posted on 1/5/2011
This add-on’s great pacing and memorable story are excellent reasons to return to Rapture.

ilomilo Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 1/4/2011
This delightful downloadable game combines heartwarming aesthetics with devious puzzles to create an engaging experience.

A World of Keflings Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 1/4/2011
There aren’t many changes to be found in A World of Keflings, another easygoing city-builder game from developer NinjaBee.

Fallout: New Vegas - Dead Money Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 1/4/2011
Trial-and-error frustrations diminish the impact of this add-on’s great characters and dialogue.

Back to the Future: The Game - Episode I Review [PC]
Posted on 1/3/2011
Despite its short length and easy puzzles, this episodic adventure still captivates with strong storytelling and compelling characters.

Dead Rising 2: Case West Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 1/3/2011
A lack of core changes means this loses some of Dead Rising’s novel excitement, but there is still plenty of …

Echochrome II Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 12/22/2010
This elegantly presented, shadow-shifting puzzler puts the Move controller to ingenious good use.

Eat Them Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 12/21/2010
Laying waste to cities is fun, but frustrating objectives and stiff difficulty prevent Eat Them from being a monstrously good …

Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Vietnam Review [Xbox 360 PC]
Posted on 12/21/2010
Excellent maps, a focus on close-range combat, and great period atmosphere keep this downloadable add-on from feeling like more of …

Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Vietnam Review [PC]
Posted on 12/20/2010
Excellent maps, a focus on close-range combat, and great period atmosphere keep this downloadable add-on from feeling like more of …

Rock Band 3 Review [DS]
Posted on 12/20/2010
Rock Band 3 on the DS captures the solid mechanics found on other platforms, but a limited set list and …

Worms: Battle Islands Review [PSP]
Posted on 12/17/2010
Friendly controls and a wealth of customization options make Worms: Battle Islands one the most accessible Worms games to date. …

World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Review [PC]
Posted on 12/16/2010
Cataclysm doesn’t improve World of Warcraft as dramatically as the free update that preceded it did, but it’s still a …

Bomberman Live: Battlefest Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 12/16/2010
The core Bomberman gameplay remains as enjoyable as ever, but there’s very little to set Battlefest apart from its predecessors. …

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II: Endor Bonus Mission Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 12/16/2010
Mildly fun action mixes with weird story twists and supereasy boss fights in this low-cost add-on.

Pictionary Review [Wii]
Posted on 12/15/2010
This is a fun version of the beloved game of quick sketches and crazy guesses, provided you’ve got the hang …

The Sims 3: Late Night Expansion Pack Review [PC]
Posted on 12/15/2010
This expansion doesn’t radically alter the Sims gameplay you know and love, but it’s got enough quality content to keep …

Michael Jackson: The Experience Review [Wii]
Posted on 12/10/2010
Despite the inclusion of some great songs and routines, this bare-bones dancing game’s flaky motion controls prevent it from being …

Super Meat Boy Review [PC]
Posted on 12/10/2010
This sublime platformer provides tons of challenge, precise controls, and incredible level design that will keep you glued to the …

Bejeweled 3 Review [PC]
Posted on 12/9/2010
This compulsively fun sequel is a delight, though it’s a familiar one.

Cabela’s Dangerous Hunts 2011 Review [Xbox 360 Wii PlayStation 3]
Posted on 12/7/2010
This trigger-happy safari may be too exuberant for its own good, but there’s still some fun to be had in …

Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors Review [DS]
Posted on 12/7/2010
A chilling story and satisfying puzzles work hand in hand to make Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors a deeply …

Create Review [Xbox 360 PC Wii]
Posted on 12/7/2010
Contrary to its title, this disappointing puzzle game possesses little in the way of creativity.

PDC World Championship Darts Pro Tour Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 12/7/2010
Excellent motion controls and accessible party games make Pro Tour fun for any Move-owning darts fan.

Call of Duty: Black Ops Review [DS]
Posted on 12/2/2010
Black Ops has everything you could want in a portable Call of Duty game.

Dead Nation Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 12/1/2010
Engrossing gameplay and rich environments make Dead Nation an enjoyable romp through the zombie apocalypse.

Get Fit with Mel B Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 12/1/2010
Get Fit With Mel B is a functional but unimaginative celebrity fitness video made interactive via the Kinect.

Mafia II: Joe’s Adventures Review [PC Xbox 360]
Posted on 11/30/2010
Brilliant shoot-outs are dulled by maddening side missions in this inconsistent add-on.

Gran Turismo 5 Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 11/29/2010
This accessible but realistic driving simulation is both sublime and subpar.

Adrenalin Misfits Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 11/29/2010
Flaky motion controls and an irritating cast of characters suck most of the fun out of this lackluster boarding game. …

HAWX 2 Review [Wii]
Posted on 11/29/2010
Poor controls and dumb enemies ground this arcade air combat game, making it more chicken than bird of prey.

Naruto Shippuden: Dragon Blade Chronicles Review [Wii]
Posted on 11/29/2010
Shallow combat, frustrating exploration, and crippling technical issues make Dragon Blade Chronicles a Naruto adventure to avoid.

Splatterhouse Review [Xbox 360 PlayStation 3]
Posted on 11/29/2010
All the gore in the world can’t disguise Splatterhouse’s laundry list of clumsy mechanics.

Pac-Man Championship Edition DX Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 11/24/2010
Pac-Man Championship Edition DX introduces a number of terrific new elements that make it a superb update of the arcade …

Deca Sports Freedom Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 11/23/2010
Awkwardness abounds in this messy Kinect sports collection.

Majin and the Forsaken Kingdom Review [Xbox 360 PlayStation 3]
Posted on 11/22/2010
Simplistic combat and tedious backtracking don’t fully diminish the pleasures of this attractive and festive fable.

Donkey Kong Country Returns Review [Wii]
Posted on 11/22/2010
Donkey Kong’s newest adventure makes traditional platforming feel fresh again, thanks to clever level design and great artistic touches.

Sonic Colours Review [DS]
Posted on 11/22/2010
A great portable Sonic game, with classic side-scrolling action, nifty new abilities, and a fun Versus mode.

Apache: Air Assault Review [PlayStation 3 Xbox 360]
Posted on 11/22/2010
Apache: Air Assault faithfully captures all the nuance of piloting an attack helicopter while including plenty of extras to keep …

Pac-Man Championship Edition DX [Xbox 360]
Posted on 11/19/2010
Pac-Man Championship Edition DX introduces a number of terrific new elements that make it a superb update of the arcade …

Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Review [Wii]
Posted on 11/19/2010
Ghost Recon’s shooting gallery action is shallow and repetitive, but it still manages to provide some entertainment.

Dance Paradise Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 11/18/2010
Complex dance moves might deter some, but a good set of songs and fun multiplayer modes make Dance Paradise well …

MotionSports Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 11/17/2010
With deeply flawed motion controls and a number of other issues, MotionSports fumbles all its potential.

Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit Review [Xbox 360 PlayStation 3]
Posted on 11/17/2010
This fast-paced racer keeps you glued to the TV and on the edge of your seat regardless of which side …

Monopoly Streets Review [Xbox 360 PlayStation 3 Wii]
Posted on 11/17/2010
Monopoly Streets admirably brings the famed board game to life, but annoying characters and poor pacing keep this outing from …

NBA Jam Review [Xbox 360 PlayStation 3]
Posted on 11/17/2010
This rim-rocking arcade classic returns, and though it’s pretty shallow, it’s still an awful lot of fun.

Split/Second Review [PSP]
Posted on 11/17/2010
This arcade racer isn’t a great fit for the system, but it can still be rip-roaring fun.

DanceMasters Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 11/16/2010
Though the novel camera feature fuels some goofy fun, DanceMasters only holds lasting appeal for dedicated dance fiends.

Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood Review [PlayStation 3 Xbox 360]
Posted on 11/16/2010
Ezio’s Roman holiday is a joyous and gorgeous addition to a quality series.

The Ball Review [PC]
Posted on 11/15/2010
The Ball starts out slow and never really gets rolling.

Faery: Legends of Avalon Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 11/15/2010
This little role-playing game is pretty–and pretty dull.

The UnderGarden Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 11/15/2010
Eye-catching visuals, a dynamic score, and a variety of puzzles make it easy to lose yourself in this magical world. …

FlingSmash Review [Wii]
Posted on 11/12/2010
FlingSmash’s reliance on a very basic, flawed control scheme saps most of the fun from all of your flinging and …

Sonic Colors Review [Wii]
Posted on 11/12/2010
Sonic Colours offers a mix of 3D action and classic Sonic side-scrolling with dazzling visuals and exhilarating platforming.

Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Mini-Land Mayhem Review [DS]
Posted on 11/12/2010
Another great round of Mario-themed mini-puzzler fun awaits.

Fighters Uncaged Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 11/12/2010
Poor motion controls and unrewarding gameplay prevent you from having any fun at all with this terrible fighting game.

Football Manager 2011 Review [PC]
Posted on 11/12/2010
A revised training system and new features such as the set-piece creation suite make this the most well-rounded and complete …

Kinect Joy Ride Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 11/10/2010
This motion-controlled racer is fun, but it’d undoubtedly be better if you could play it with a regular controller.

Call of Duty: Black Ops Review [PlayStation 3 Xbox 360 PC]
Posted on 11/9/2010
Call of Duty: Black Ops bears the series’ standard superbly, delivering an engrossing campaign and exciting competitive multiplayer.

Kinect Adventures! Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 11/9/2010
This motion-based minigame collection is inconsistent, but it gives you a good excuse to start leaping and scrambling around with …

Your Shape: Fitness Evolved Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 11/5/2010
It’s not the evolution the title leads you to believe, but this fitness product is a good first step at …

The Fight: Lights Out Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 11/5/2010
This fighting game offers some simple yet brutish fun, but poor controls and uninteresting presentation make it a struggle to …

GoldenEye 007 Review [Wii]
Posted on 11/4/2010
GoldenEye 007 is an entirely new and incredibly fun shooter that doesn’t rely on its prestigious pedigree to provide thrills. …

Dance Central Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 11/4/2010
Dance Central welcomes wallflowers and hot steppers out on the dance floor with great routines and engaging visuals.

Pinball FX 2 Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 11/4/2010
This great pinball game gets better every time another of your friends starts playing it, even if you’re not playing …

Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 Review [Wii]
Posted on 11/4/2010
The most realistic football game for the Wii is let down by poor graphics and limited improvements to last year’s …

Kinectimals Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 11/3/2010
The minigames are shallow and repetitive, but Kinectimals is too lovable to stay mad at for long.

Kinect Sports Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 11/3/2010
This motion-controlled sports collection doesn’t do much for solo players, but it’s fun to play with friends both locally and …

James Bond 007: Blood Stone Review [PC PlayStation 3 Xbox 360]
Posted on 11/3/2010
Stylish combat and white-knuckle driving make this an enjoyable James Bond adventure, despite some pacing issues.

Dead Space Ignition Review [PlayStation 3 Xbox 360]
Posted on 11/3/2010
This small collection of minigames offers little for even the most fervent Dead Space fan.

James Bond 007: Blood Stone Review [PlayStation 3 Xbox 360]
Posted on 11/2/2010
Stylish combat and white-knuckle driving make this an enjoyable James Bond adventure, despite some pacing issues.

Lucha Libre AAA: Heroes del Ring Review [Xbox 360 PlayStation 3]
Posted on 11/2/2010
This flawed attempt at a game based on lucha libre wrestling is down for the count just moments after entering …

Invizimals Review [PSP]
Posted on 11/2/2010
Invizimals wows for a while with its augmented-reality visuals, but the limits of the technology and some baffling design decisions …

Dead Space Ignition Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 11/2/2010
This small collection of minigames offers little for even the most fervent Dead Space fan.

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II Review [Wii PC]
Posted on 11/1/2010
Fluid combat and great art lift this Force-powered sequel above its flaws.

Dragon Ball Z: Tenkaichi Tag Team Review [PSP]
Posted on 10/29/2010
Team battles aren’t enough to make this latest entry in the Budokai Tenkaichi series stand out from the crowd.

God of War: Ghost of Sparta Review [PSP]
Posted on 10/29/2010
Ghost of Sparta offers stunning environments and brutal combat, but a few issues get in Kratos’ way.

TV Superstars Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 10/29/2010
Not everyone will enjoy their 15 minutes of fame in this entertaining but superficial minigame collection.

Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare Pack Review [PlayStation 3 Xbox 360]
Posted on 10/28/2010
This zombie-themed add-on for Red Dead Redemption is the excuse you’ve been waiting for to don John Marston’s boots again. …

The Shoot Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 10/27/2010
It might be short, but there’s some solid fun to be had in this family-friendly Move shooter.

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II Review [PC PlayStation 3]
Posted on 10/27/2010
This Force-powered sequel is a better port than its predecessor, but it never jumps to lightspeed.

Rock Band 3 Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 10/26/2010
When it comes to living-room rock, nobody does it better than Rock Band 3.

Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2 Review [Xbox 360 PlayStation 3]
Posted on 10/26/2010
A flair for the dramatic elevates Ultimate Ninja Storm 2 above its shallow combat.

Fable III Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 10/26/2010
This gorgeous world is brimming with humor and personality, but a bevy of technical problems and overly simplified gameplay distract …

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II [Xbox 360]
Posted on 10/26/2010
Though occasionally enjoyable, this Force-powered sequel is a mere apprentice to its superior predecessor.

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 10/26/2010
Though occasionally enjoyable, this Force-powered sequel is a mere apprentice to its superior predecessor.

Time Crisis: Razing Storm Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 10/26/2010
Time Crisis: Razing Storm can be fun when it sticks to its arcade roots, but everything else in this shooter …

Just Dance 2 Review [Wii]
Posted on 10/26/2010
It’s not deep, but excellent music, inspired choreography, and improved visuals make Just Dance 2 a fun multilplayer experience.

The Sims 3 Review [Xbox 360 PlayStation 3]
Posted on 10/25/2010
The console version of the PC megahit lacks fluidity, though it’s still fun in its own right.

DJ Hero 2 Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 10/22/2010
Excellent music and new creative opportunities make DJ Hero 2 one of the hottest rhythm games on the scene.

Lionheart: Kings’ Crusade Review [PC]
Posted on 10/22/2010
Combining a serious focus on battlefield tactics with some enjoyable role playing makes Lionheart: Kings’ Crusade a winner.

John Daly’s ProStroke Golf Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 10/22/2010
This golf game has fantastic motion controls but not much else.

Costume Quest Review [Xbox 360 PlayStation 3]
Posted on 10/20/2010
A few fundamental problems sour a game that exudes delightful personality.

EA Sports MMA Review [Xbox 360 PlayStation 3]
Posted on 10/20/2010
Intuitive controls, a lengthy career mode, and impressive online options make this mixed martial arts game a serious contender.

Sengoku Basara: Samurai Heroes Review [PlayStation 3 Wii]
Posted on 10/20/2010
Shallow, mindless hack-and-slash action makes this a crushingly tedious slog through an anachronistic version of 16th-century Japan.

Super Meat Boy Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 10/20/2010
This sublime platformer provides tons of challenge, precise controls, and incredible level design that will keep you glued to the …

Fallout: New Vegas Review [PlayStation 3 Xbox 360]
Posted on 10/20/2010
Major technical problems blemish this enjoyable and sophisticated adventure through the western wastes.

Lost Planet 2 Review [PC]
Posted on 10/20/2010
It may not live up to its massive potential, but Lost Planet 2 on the PC is a step in …

Vanquish Review [Xbox 360 PlayStation 3]
Posted on 10/19/2010
This gleeful third-person shooter is outrageously fun.

Vanquish Review [PlayStation 3 Xbox 360]
Posted on 10/19/2010
This gleeful third-person shooter is outrageously fun.

Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1 Review [PlayStation 3 Xbox 360]
Posted on 10/15/2010
This faithful but inconsistent throwback to the earliest Sonic games mingles high-speed thrills with a few too many frustrations.

Kirby’s Epic Yarn Review [Wii]
Posted on 10/15/2010
Enticing visuals and varied gameplay make Kirby’s latest adventure an absolute joy.

Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light Review [DS]
Posted on 10/14/2010
It takes some time to get off the ground, but this traditional-style role-playing game is an enjoyable flight of fancy …

Medal of Honor Review [PC PlayStation 3 Xbox 360]
Posted on 10/12/2010
Medal of Honor offers a cohesive campaign and fierce multiplayer competition for those who don’t mind a little bit of …

Sid Meier’s Pirates! Review [Wii]
Posted on 10/12/2010
Control issues and other frustrations make this a very disappointing version of the classic game of adventure on the high …

MySims SkyHeroes Review [Wii Xbox 360 PlayStation 3]
Posted on 10/12/2010
What starts out as a simple but entertaining aerial jaunt quickly becomes monotonous and shallow, making it hard to justify …

Serious Sam HD: The Second Encounter Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 10/11/2010
Serious Sam returns with another great HD remake of a gonzo shooter classic, this time on XBLA.

EA Sports NBA Jam Review [Wii]
Posted on 10/8/2010
This rim-rocking arcade classic returns, and though it’s missing modern amenities, it’s still an awful lot of fun.

MorphX Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 10/8/2010
MorphX buries its few good ideas under a pile of annoyances like incredibly tough difficulty and ancient graphics.

MySims SkyHeroes Review [Xbox 360 PlayStation 3]
Posted on 10/8/2010
What starts out as a simple but entertaining aerial jaunt quickly becomes monotonous and shallow, making it hard to justify …

Quantum Theory Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 10/7/2010
Dumb enemies, repetitive levels, and downright unappealing looks makes this a theory that’s not worth testing.

Toy Soldiers: Invasion Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 10/7/2010
Surprising new sci-fi units make this Toy Soldiers add-on an enjoyable addition to an already great tower defense game.

NBA 2K11 Review [Xbox 360 PlayStation 3]
Posted on 10/6/2010
Authentic presentation and a number of gameplay improvements make this the most realistic NBA game yet.

Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 Review [Xbox 360 PlayStation 3]
Posted on 10/5/2010
Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 is a comprehensive reboot of the series, offering improved gameplay and a host of great new …

Comic Jumper Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 10/4/2010
Twisted Pixel delivers big fun and big laughs in this varied, comic-book-themed side-scrolling shooter.

Brunswick Pro Bowling [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 10/4/2010
This motion-controlled bowling game is a passable re-creation of the sport provided you ignore its optional Move support.

Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 10/4/2010
New features aren’t much more than reverb on this familiar riff, but Guitar Hero still rocks.

Hydrophobia Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 10/4/2010
An unusual take on survival horror with incredible water effects, Hydrophobia is ultimately let down by frustrating gameplay issues.

Wii Party Review [Wii]
Posted on 10/1/2010
No matter how many parties you have going on on your Wii already, this is one that you don’t want …

Blade Kitten Review [Xbox 360 PC]
Posted on 10/1/2010
Dull platforming and button-mashing action make Blade Kitten a disappointing first game for its cute-as-a-cat heroine.

FIFA 11 Review [PlayStation 3 Xbox 360]
Posted on 10/1/2010
FIFA 11 is more playable, refined, and feature-packed than any FIFA game before it.

Phantasy Star Portable 2 Review [PSP]
Posted on 10/1/2010
Robust customization and full multiplayer support make this interstellar adventure worthwhile.

Enslaved: Odyssey to the West Review [PlayStation 3 Xbox 360]
Posted on 10/1/2010
Enslaved is an affecting adventure that makes strong use of its characters and story to create a believable world.

Etrian Odyssey III: The Drowned City Review [DS]
Posted on 9/30/2010
The fierce foes and expansive dungeons of Etrian Odyssey III welcome all those with a love for a good old-fashioned …

Amnesia: The Dark Descent Review [PC]
Posted on 9/30/2010
Amnesia just might drive you insane, but in a very good way since this is one of the scariest horror …

Flight Control HD Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 9/29/2010
Flight Control HD is a fun take on the world of air traffic control with simple, addictive gameplay and a …

Borderlands: Claptrap’s New Robot Revolution Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 9/28/2010
Though not nearly as enticing as some of its downloadable predecessors, Claptrap’s New Robot Revolution still provides hours of enjoyable …

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow Review [Xbox 360 PlayStation 3]
Posted on 9/28/2010
Entertaining highs and frustrating lows punctuate a Castlevania game that–in an effort to redefine the series–loses its identity.

Darksiders Review [PC]
Posted on 9/27/2010
It isn’t the most full-featured port, but excellent combat and challenging puzzles make Darksiders a brutal blast.

Blade Kitten Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 9/27/2010
Dull platforming and button-mashing action make Blade Kitten a disappointing first game for its cute-as-a-cat heroine.

Gladiator Begins Review [PSP]
Posted on 9/27/2010
Being a gladiator in ancient Rome probably wasn’t much fun, and it’s not much fun in this repetitive fighting game, …

Dead Rising 2 Review [PlayStation 3 Xbox 360]
Posted on 9/24/2010
The Dead Rising formula proves to be as addictive as ever, and a new cooperative mode and weapon crafting system …

F1 2010 Review [Xbox 360 PlayStation 3]
Posted on 9/24/2010
F1 2010 is a good first attempt at bringing the wonder of Formula One to current-generation consoles.

Tumble Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 9/22/2010
This clever puzzle game has plenty of variety and makes great use of the PlayStation Move.

Sid Meier’s Civilization V Review [PC]
Posted on 9/22/2010
Excellent tactical battles and a slick interface make the latest Civilization another wonderful addition to a classic franchise.

King’s Bounty: Crossworlds Review [PC]
Posted on 9/20/2010
King’s Bounty: Crossworlds may be a more-of-the-same expansion, but it’s also the best edition of the strategy role-playing hybrid yet …

DeathSpank: Thongs of Virtue Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 9/20/2010
The conclusion to DeathSpank’s tale doesn’t veer far from the original, but that doesn’t make it any less fun.

Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole Review [Xbox 360 PlayStation 3]
Posted on 9/17/2010
This short flight of fancy has its charms, but it gets stale fast.

Racquet Sports Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 9/17/2010
Imprecise motion controls ruin all five of the sports featured in this disappointing collection.

The Lord of the Rings: Aragorn’s Quest Review [Wii]
Posted on 9/16/2010
Despite some flaws, Aragorn’s Quest is an engaging adventure across a well-realized version of Middle-earth.

Mafia II: Jimmy’s Vendetta Review [PC Xbox 360]
Posted on 9/15/2010
This add-on is a hollow return to a distinctive city.

TerRover Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 9/14/2010
Bad controls and awful physics destroy any chance this cute platformer had of being fun.

Halo: Reach Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 9/13/2010
Halo: Reach is the culmination of the superlative combat, sensational multiplayer, and seamless online integration that are the hallmarks of …

Plants vs. Zombies Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 9/13/2010
The Xbox 360 version of this great tower defense game is the best yet and is the first to feature …

R.U.S.E. Review [PC Xbox 360 PlayStation 3]
Posted on 9/13/2010
This intriguing real-time strategy game overcomes its feeble campaign by encouraging a different approach to battlefield tactics.

Professor Layton and the Unwound Future Review [DS]
Posted on 9/10/2010
Superbly integrated puzzles and a captivating tale make Professor Layton’s latest assignment worthy of your affection.

EyePet (Move Edition) Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 9/9/2010
Sony’s EyePet is a creative and fun game with plenty of content but it suffers from a lack of proper …

Mass Effect 2: Lair of the Shadow Broker Review [PC Xbox 360]
Posted on 9/9/2010
Astonishing atmosphere and great action make this add-on a no-brainer for role players across the galaxy.

Castle Crashers Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 9/9/2010
A delightful visual style and compulsively playable beat-’em-up action make Castle Crashers an invigorating breath of fresh air in a …

Batman: The Brave and the Bold - The Videogame Review [DS Wii]
Posted on 9/9/2010
Stylish visuals and exciting action make The Brave and the Bold a very good re-creation of the animated series.

Dragon Age: Origins - Witch Hunt Review [PC PlayStation 3 Xbox 360]
Posted on 9/9/2010
Morrigan’s return is a disappointment in this vapid downloadable add-on.

Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 9/8/2010
Vibrant visuals and agile action help Shattered Dimensions capture the excitement and appeal of your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man.

Batman: The Brave and the Bold - The Videogame Review [Wii]
Posted on 9/8/2010
A great sense of humor and flashy style make the Caped Crusader’s latest adventure entertaining, despite the lack of challenge. …

Valkyria Chronicles II Review [PSP]
Posted on 9/8/2010
A mix of smart strategy, deep customisation, and engaging story make this a worthy sequel to the PS3 original.

NHL 11 Review [PlayStation 3 Xbox 360]
Posted on 9/7/2010
NHL 11 is the best hockey game to date.

Rugby League Live Review [PlayStation 3 Xbox 360]
Posted on 9/3/2010
Rugby League Live’s poor controls and lack of gameplay modes make it more of a dropped ball than a great …

Elemental: War of Magic Review [PC]
Posted on 9/3/2010
A decent strategic foundation is rendered all but meaningless by horrific bugs, missing features, a poor interface, and plenty of …

Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep Review [PSP]
Posted on 9/3/2010
This prequel is another fun and pleasant mash-up of Final Fantasy sensibilities and Disney tales.

Kung Fu Rider Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 9/2/2010
This wacky action game doesn’t contain any of the fun hinted at by its goofy premise.

Sports Champions Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 9/2/2010
This eclectic sports collection is fun with friends and does a good job of showing what the PlayStation Move hardware …

NHL 2K11 Review [Wii]
Posted on 8/31/2010
NHL 2K11 is a big letdown compared to last year’s great arcade hockey game.

Dead Rising 2: Case Zero Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 8/30/2010
Dead Rising 2: Case Zero does a great job of rekindling memories of the first game while paving the way …

Worms Reloaded Review [PC]
Posted on 8/27/2010
The latest entry in the long-running Worms series further refines the 15-year-old formula and is one of the best yet. …

Ivy the Kiwi? Review [Wii]
Posted on 8/27/2010
Appealing simplicity builds to an engaging challenge in this charming, accessible platformer.

Metroid: Other M Review [Wii]
Posted on 8/27/2010
Other M is a strong departure from previous Metroid games, with fantastic combat and exciting bosses that make this another …

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 8/25/2010
Scott Pilgrim vs. The World is a fun throwback to a simpler era, but visibility issues and a lack of …

Shank Review [Xbox 360 PlayStation 3]
Posted on 8/24/2010
Striking visuals aren’t enough to save this shallow brawler from being monotonous and frustrating.

Ys Seven Review [PSP]
Posted on 8/23/2010
The simple purity of hack-and-slash gameplay is Ys Seven’s most realized and compelling feature.

Puzzle Quest 2 Review [PC]
Posted on 8/23/2010
This sequel goes light on the role-playing, but still presents a compelling puzzle experience that’s as enjoyable and addictive as …

TNA Impact: Cross The Line Review [PSP]
Posted on 8/19/2010
A wrestling game shouldn’t be about wrestling with the controls.

Madden NFL 11 Review [Wii Xbox 360 PlayStation 3]
Posted on 8/19/2010
This jack-of-all-trades football game is the master of absolutely nothing.

Monster Rancher DS Review [DS]
Posted on 8/19/2010
While raising monsters can still be absorbing, Monster Rancher DS looks and feels a bit too old fashioned for its …

Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 8/18/2010
Exploration, combat, and puzzle-solving come together beautifully in this rewarding, replayable arcade adventure.

Victoria II Review [PC]
Posted on 8/18/2010
Thanks to a friendlier interface and tutorials, Victoria II is a lot more playable and enjoyable than its predecessor.

Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days Review [PlayStation 3 Xbox 360 PC]
Posted on 8/17/2010
This gritty cover-based shooter is better than its predecessor, but as a package, it’s light on content.

Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days Review [Xbox 360 PlayStation 3 PC]
Posted on 8/17/2010
This gritty cover-based shooter is better than its predecessor, but as a package, it’s light on content.

Monday Night Combat Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 8/13/2010
Clever combat mechanics and diverse soldier classes make this third-person shooter addictive and entertaining.

Commander: Conquest of the Americas Review [PC]
Posted on 8/13/2010
Instead of wrestling with rival nations, you’ll tussle with unruly advisors in this naval trading sim.

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 8/13/2010
Scott Pilgrim vs. The World is a fun throwback to a simpler era, but visibility issues and a lack of …

Madden NFL 11 Review [Xbox 360 PlayStation 3]
Posted on 8/9/2010
Improvements such as revamped AI, more realistic animation, and a new play-calling system make this the best Madden yet.

Gravity Crash Portable Review [PSP]
Posted on 8/6/2010
Sharp controls and smooth physics create a great blend of challenge and fun in this retro-styled arcade game.

Alter Ego Review [PC]
Posted on 8/5/2010
A boring story, a dreadful ending, and easy puzzles bury this dull point-and-click adventure.

Disciples III: Renaissance Review [PC]
Posted on 8/4/2010
The stellar artistic design shines, but the disappointing lack of strategic depth casts a long shadow over this lengthy adventure. …

Castlevania: Harmony of Despair Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 8/3/2010
It doesn’t give a good first impression, but Harmony of Despair delivers new and exciting gameplay opportunities for an old …

StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty Review [PC]
Posted on 8/2/2010
Traditional and fresh in all the right ways, this strategy sequel is an absolute joy for veterans and newcomers alike. …

Deathsmiles Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 8/2/2010
The bullets are plentiful in this crazy, colorful shoot-’em-up.

Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands Review [PSP]
Posted on 7/30/2010
The well-designed levels in The Forgotten Sands do a good job of sucking you into this 2D world, but minor …

Little League World Series Baseball Double Play Review [Wii]
Posted on 7/30/2010
Poor controls and a wonky camera strike out Little League World Series Baseball: Double Play.

PokePark Wii: Pikachu’s Adventure Review [Wii]
Posted on 7/29/2010
This Pokemon-themed minigame collection misses the point for anyone other than very young Pikachu fans.

Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem Review [DS]
Posted on 7/28/2010
The thoughtful puzzles in this movie adaptation are often overshadowed by the steep challenge and troublesome controls.

Clash of the Titans Review [PlayStation 3 Xbox 360]
Posted on 7/28/2010
Clash of the Titans is a predictable hack-and-slash adventure that is exactly the type of game that gives movie tie-ins …

Alan Wake: The Signal Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 7/27/2010
The story in Alan Wake’s first downloadable episode lacks a purpose, but exciting combat and a moody atmosphere make this …

Hydro Thunder Hurricane Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 7/27/2010
This aquatic arcade racer is fun, fast-paced, and features fantastically varied courses to compete on.

Death Track: Resurrection Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 7/26/2010
Inconsistent physics, poor controls, and other major frustrations eclipse this vehicular combat game’s flickers of enjoyment.

Turba Review [PC]
Posted on 7/23/2010
Turba’s pleasant, beat-based block matching is good, rhythmic fun.

Blacklight: Tango Down Review [PC]
Posted on 7/23/2010
Blacklight: Tango Down is a decent, cheap multiplayer shooter for the budget-minded gamer looking for a change of pace.

Lego Harry Potter: Years 1-4 Review [DS PSP]
Posted on 7/22/2010
The Lego rendition of The Boy Who lived is a seriously charming take on the life of a wizard, with …

Catan Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 7/22/2010
Catan is a successful re-creation of the classic board game but lacks any noteworthy additions.

Rhythm Zone Review [PC]
Posted on 7/22/2010
It might let you import your own music library, but Rhythm Zone is a poor substitute for the games it …

Dance on Broadway Review [Wii]
Posted on 7/21/2010
Good songs can’t save this poor attempt at a rhythm party game from being a dull and repetitive experience.

Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands Review [PC]
Posted on 7/21/2010
The prince’s high-flying adventure is marred by camera issues and weak combat, but the excellent platforming is still loads of …

Little League World Series Baseball 2010 Review [Xbox 360 PlayStation 3]
Posted on 7/20/2010
Little League World Series Baseball 2010 may have a cheerful personality, but it strikes out where it counts.

Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 Portable Review [PSP]
Posted on 7/20/2010
Welcome tweaks and new story aspects enhance this already great role-playing classic.

LIMBO Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 7/19/2010
Thoughtful puzzles and striking aesthetics make Limbo a cerebral adventure you must experience.

Deadliest Warrior: The Game Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 7/19/2010
This brutal and unusual fighting game is both sharpened and dulled by its attempts to realistically portray fights to the …

DarkStar One: Broken Alliance Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 7/19/2010
This long space adventure isn’t deep or refined, but it’s still good, simple fun.

Landit Bandit Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 7/16/2010
Landit Bandit is good at times, but it’s also overly difficult and frustrating.

Sniper: Ghost Warrior Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 7/16/2010
Poor AI and insane difficulty gets between you and the sniping in Sniper: Ghost Warrior.

DeathSpank Review [PlayStation 3 Xbox 360]
Posted on 7/15/2010
Goofy humor and a bevy of wacky objectives make it easy to lose yourself in this action role-playing game.

ArmA II: Operation Arrowhead Review [PC]
Posted on 7/14/2010
This stand-alone expansion improves upon the original in almost every way.

Blacklight: Tango Down Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 7/14/2010
Blacklight: Tango Down is a good, cheap multiplayer shooter for the budget-minded gamer looking for a change of pace.

Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies Review [DS]
Posted on 7/13/2010
Charm and classic gameplay abound in this rollicking role-playing adventure.

Dragon Age: Origins - Leliana’s Song Review [PC]
Posted on 7/13/2010
This add-on doesn’t reach for the stars, but it features a couple of great characters and a smattering of quality …

Ancients of Ooga Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 7/13/2010
Ancients of Ooga is a playful but imperfect puzzle platformer with a difficulty curve that makes it best suited for …

NCAA Football 11 Review [PlayStation 3 Xbox 360]
Posted on 7/13/2010
A host of gameplay tweaks counterbalance some neglected modes in the latest iteration of EA Sports’ college football sim.

International Cricket 2010 Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 7/13/2010
If you turn off the abysmal commentary, IC2010 is a sometimes satisfying if buggy re-creation of the gentleman’s game.

NCAA Football 11 Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 7/12/2010
A host of gameplay tweaks counterbalance some neglected modes in the latest iteration of EA Sports’ college football sim.

N3II: Ninety-Nine Nights Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 7/12/2010
This mindless hack-and-slash action game starts out feeling tired and repetitive and only goes downhill from there.

APB Review [PC]
Posted on 7/9/2010
APB delivers periodic awesomeness, but fundamental imbalances and repetitive objectives make this persistent-world shooter a tough sell.

Monkey Island 2 Special Edition: LeChuck’s Revenge Review [PlayStation 3 Xbox 360 PC]
Posted on 7/9/2010
Classic gameplay and vibrant new visuals mix with timeless humor and inventive puzzles in this revamped blast from the past. …

Tournament of Legends Review [Wii]
Posted on 7/9/2010
These legendary fighters may look the part, but unresponsive controls are the first thing you’ll notice.

Sniper: Ghost Warrior Review [PC]
Posted on 7/7/2010
Poor AI and insane difficulty get between you and the sniping in Sniper: Ghost Warrior.

Age of Conan: Rise of the Godslayer Review [PC]
Posted on 7/7/2010
Despite a touch of monotony, Age of Conan’s atmospheric first expansion is an absolute delight.

International Cricket 2010 Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 7/7/2010
If you turn off the abysmal commentary, IC2010 is a sometimes satisfying if buggy re-creation of the gentleman’s game.

Pure Football Review [PlayStation 3 Xbox 360]
Posted on 7/7/2010
Pure Football may be an arcade take on the sport, but that doesn’t excuse its repetitive gameplay and general lack …

Transformers: War for Cybertron Review [PC]
Posted on 7/6/2010
The well-realized license in this third-person shooter can hide the myriad problems for only so long.

Blue Dragon: Awakened Shadow Review [DS]
Posted on 7/6/2010
Another overhaul brings fun new gameplay to the Blue Dragon series.

Tetris Party Deluxe Review [DS Wii]
Posted on 7/6/2010
Tetris Party Deluxe keeps a decades-old formula fresh with new mechanics and strong competitive multiplayer.

Dragon Ball: Origins 2 [DS]
Posted on 7/6/2010
Charming visuals and vivacious storytelling can’t save this adventure game from some huge frustrations.

Pure Football Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 7/5/2010
Pure Football may be an arcade take on the sport, but that doesn’t excuse its repetitive gameplay and general lack …

Crackdown 2 Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 7/5/2010
Crackdown 2 boasts enough exploration-fueled action to entertain despite its many flaws.

Puzzle Quest 2 Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 7/2/2010
This sequel goes light on the role-playing but still presents a compelling puzzle experience that’s as enjoyable and addictive as …

Zombie Infection Review [BlackBerry]
Posted on 7/2/2010
On a Blackberry Storm2, Zombie Infection is just too much game for the struggling system to handle.

Wumpus Review [Palm webOS]
Posted on 7/2/2010
Those who played the original computer game might get some nostalgia value out of Wumpus; everyone else should skip it. …

World Series of Poker Hold’em Legend Review [iPhone/iPod]
Posted on 7/2/2010
If poker is your card game, then make World Series of Poker Hold’em Legend your video game.

The Simpsons Arcade Review [iPhone/iPod]
Posted on 7/2/2010
The Simpsons Arcade is an arcade-style beat-’em-up that offers great gameplay and stays true to the long-running TV show.

Hot Shots Tennis: Get a Grip Review [PSP]
Posted on 7/2/2010
The tennis action is fast and fun in Get a Grip, but a meandering story keeps you off the court …

Spider-Man Toxic City Review [Windows Mobile]
Posted on 7/2/2010
This brawler starring your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man offers evolved action…and clunky controls.

Puzzle Agent Review [PC]
Posted on 7/2/2010
Puzzle Agent is cute and charismatic, although its puzzles leave something to be desired.

Making History II: The War of the World Review [PC]
Posted on 7/2/2010
This turn-based strategy game brings baffling geopolitics, disappointing combat, and a multitude of bugs and crashes to the World War …

The Sims 3 Review [iPhone/iPod]
Posted on 7/2/2010
Though its aimless goals and other limitations may make you grateful it’s not real life, The Sims 3 is a …

Robo Defense Review [Android]
Posted on 7/2/2010
This tower defense game may lack charm, but it’s a great buy for your Android phone.

LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 Review [PC]
Posted on 7/1/2010
Harry’s adventure into Lego land is exactly what you’d want it to be: charming, fun, and chock-full of secrets.

Naughty Bear Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 7/1/2010
This flaky action game falls short of the darkly funny teddy-bear rampage promised by the concept.

Singularity Review [PC Xbox 360 PlayStation 3]
Posted on 6/30/2010
This entertaining and varied sci-fi shooter doesn’t break new ground; it’s just a bunch of goofy, gory fun.

Space Ark Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 6/30/2010
Space Ark is undeniably catchy, but too much repetition and too much cuteness can spoil the party.

Jam With the Band Review [DS]
Posted on 6/30/2010
This dull rhythm game is a prime example of how to sap all the fun out of playing and creating …

Mass Effect 2: Overlord Review [PC Xbox 360]
Posted on 6/29/2010
Fun action, great audio, and multiple memorable moments make Mass Effect 2’s latest add-on a winner.

Tales of Monkey Island Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 6/29/2010
Once clear of its port of origin, this clever, humorous tale unfurls its sails and becomes a thoroughly entertaining swashbuckling …

Monster Racers Review [DS]
Posted on 6/29/2010
This fun Pokemon rip-off has a big trick up its sleeve.

Puzzle Quest 2 Review [DS]
Posted on 6/29/2010
This sequel goes light on the role playing but still presents a compelling puzzle experience that’s as enjoyable and addictive …

Singularity Review [Xbox 360 PlayStation 3]
Posted on 6/28/2010
This entertaining and varied sci-fi shooter doesn’t break new ground; it’s just a bunch of goofy, gory fun.

Trinity Universe Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 6/28/2010
You can save the Netheruniverse from floating sushi, but not always from repetitious dungeon crawling.

Earthworm Jim HD Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 6/28/2010
Earthworm Jim HD is just as weird and frustrating as its Sega Genesis inspiration.

Risk: Factions Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 6/28/2010
Cartoonish graphics and a smart sense of humor give Risk: Factions some life, although play remains awfully close to the …

Naughty Bear Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 6/28/2010
This flaky action game falls short of the darkly funny teddy-bear rampage promised by the concept.

Transformers: War for Cybertron Review [PlayStation 3 Xbox 360]
Posted on 6/25/2010
The well-realized license in this third-person shooter can hide the myriad problems for only so long.

LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 Review [Xbox 360 PlayStation 3 Wii]
Posted on 6/25/2010
Harry’s adventure into Lego land is exactly what you’d want it to be: charming, fun, and chock-full of secrets.

Toy Story 3 Review [PlayStation 3 Xbox 360]
Posted on 6/15/2010
This fun take on the Pixar movie has lots of entertaining content for younger players, but control issues and a …

Armored Core: Last Raven Portable Review [PSP]
Posted on 6/11/2010
Like the source material it was ported from, Armored Core: Last Raven Portable is esoteric and difficult, with limited controls …

Green Day: Rock Band Review [PlayStation 3 Xbox 360]
Posted on 6/11/2010
While it doesn’t spring any surprises, Green Day: Rock Band packs high-energy rock into a solid package.

Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11 Review [Wii Xbox 360 PlayStation 3]
Posted on 6/11/2010
Tiger Woods’ latest Wii outing is another great golf sim that adds a number of subtle refinements to its already …

Joe Danger Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 6/11/2010
This delightful stunt racer more than makes up for lacklustre multiplayer with an excellent solo career.

Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker Review [PSP]
Posted on 6/11/2010
Snake’s latest PSP outing is slick, enjoyable, and stuffed with content.

ModNation Racers Review [PSP]
Posted on 6/11/2010
This feature-packed kart racer boasts impressive customisation options and online modes.

Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11 Review [Xbox 360 PlayStation 3]
Posted on 6/10/2010
EA Sports’ latest golf sim is a significant improvement over its predecessor in almost every way.

Plain Sight Review [PC]
Posted on 6/8/2010
This beautiful, gravity-defying multiplayer action game is a robot-killing blast.

Hexyz Force Review [PSP]
Posted on 6/8/2010
This role-playing adventure strikes an enjoyable balance between classic and new elements, risk and reward, combat and crafting.

The Sims 3: Ambitions Review [PC]
Posted on 6/7/2010
The Sims 3’s latest expansion isn’t entirely ambitious, but it’s loaded with great new content and goofball charm.

Snoopy Flying Ace Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 6/4/2010
Snoopy Flying Ace is a great arcade flight sim that packs in a lot of action at a low price. …

Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Conviction - Deniable Ops Insurgency Pack Review [PC Xbox 360]
Posted on 6/4/2010
Online connection issues diminish the value of this add-on’s excellent maps.

Planet Minigolf Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 6/4/2010
This challenging minigolf game boasts well over 100 different holes as well as tools to create and share your own. …

Record of Agarest War Review [Xbox 360 PlayStation 3]
Posted on 6/4/2010
This sexed-up strategy role-playing game boasts some interesting ideas, but falls short of realizing its full potential.

Voodoo Dice Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 6/4/2010
A unique concept only goes so far in this frequently frustrating game that combines puzzle and action elements with uneven …

Backbreaker Review [PlayStation 3 Xbox 360]
Posted on 6/3/2010
A football game that aims to features interactive tackles that will model each collision individually.

Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Conviction - Deniable Ops Insurgency Pack Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 6/2/2010
This set of sophisticated maps is a must-have for Splinter Cell: Conviction fans.

Runaway: A Twist of Fate Review [PC]
Posted on 6/1/2010
Like its predecessors, Runaway: A Twist of Fate is a romantic comedy masquerading as a point-and-click adventure.

Doom II Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 6/1/2010
Doom II provided a crucial step in the evolution of the first-person shooter, but its outdated level design and gameplay …

Tropico 3: Absolute Power Review [PC]
Posted on 5/28/2010
Absolute Power adds great new scenarios and buildings to Tropico 3, along with some welcome fixes and frills.

Alpha Protocol Review [PC Xbox 360 PlayStation 3]
Posted on 5/28/2010
Alpha Protocol’s astounding intricacies are tarnished by bugs, clumsy gameplay mechanics, and rough production values.

Aqua Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 5/27/2010
Aqua is a pretty but uninspired dual-stick shooter on the high seas.

ModNation Racers Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 5/27/2010
This kart racer has excellent creation tools and sharing capabilities, and thanks to great online integration, is both fun and …

UFC 2010 Undisputed Review [Xbox 360 PlayStation 3]
Posted on 5/26/2010
Much like last year’s game, this mixed martial arts fighter impresses inside the octagon but doesn’t do nearly as well …

Bit.Trip Runner Review [Wii]
Posted on 5/26/2010
Simplicity, complexity, and difficulty work in harmony in this marvelously scored entry in the Bit.Trip series.

Guns of Icarus Review [PC]
Posted on 5/26/2010
This overly simple shooting gallery is a rip-off.

Blur Review [Xbox 360 PlayStation 3]
Posted on 5/25/2010
This fast and exciting racer continually finds a way to keep you circling around for another lap.

Rocket Knight Review [PlayStation 3 Xbox 360]
Posted on 5/21/2010
Rocket Knight is a retro platformer with outstanding gameplay, even if it is overpriced and a little short.

Sherlock Holmes vs. Jack the Ripper Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 5/21/2010
Morbid investigations of murders compete with bland adventure-game staples in this uneven adventure game.

Zeno Clash: Ultimate Edition Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 5/21/2010
Zeno Clash: Ultimate Edition adds a new multiplayer mode to this strange action game, but it’s still an average beat-’em-up …

Super Mario Galaxy 2 Review [Wii]
Posted on 5/21/2010
Super Mario Galaxy 2 is even more varied, challenging, and fun than its superb predecessor, making it the new standard …

Sin and Punishment: Successor of the Skies Review [Wii]
Posted on 5/21/2010
This satisfying and energetic on-rails shooter impresses with its relentless variety.

Things on Wheels Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 5/20/2010
A lot of little flaws suck most of the fun out of this take on radio-controlled car racing.

Rocket Knight Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 5/19/2010
Rocket Knight is a retro platformer with outstanding gameplay, even if it is overpriced and a little short.

Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands Review [Wii PlayStation 3 Xbox 360]
Posted on 5/19/2010
A painful camera almost ruins the prince’s latest adventure, but creative levels and strong art design make this worth playing. …

2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Review [PSP]
Posted on 5/19/2010
FIFA returns to the PSP for World Cup 2010, capturing the carnival atmosphere of the tournament but offering few improvements …

Red Dead Redemption Review [PlayStation 3 Xbox 360]
Posted on 5/18/2010
This stunning Wild West epic raises the bar for open world action games, and stakes its claim as one of …

Dementium II Review [DS]
Posted on 5/18/2010
This gory and gruesome shooter improves upon its predecessor in almost every way.

Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands Review [PlayStation 3 Xbox 360]
Posted on 5/18/2010
The prince’s high-flying adventure is marred by camera issues and weak combat, but the excellent platforming is still loads of …

Word Ace Review [Palm webOS]
Posted on 5/17/2010
Word Ace is an extremely well-designed game and a real treat for fans of Scrabble, poker, or gambling in general. …

Soul of Darkness Review [BlackBerry]
Posted on 5/17/2010
This Castlevania-like platformer is very buggy and doesn’t work well on the Blackberry platform.

Jewellust Review [Android]
Posted on 5/17/2010
As a bright, beautiful Bejeweled clone, Jewellust offers a slight twist on match-three puzzle gameplay.

Hook Champ Review [iPhone/iPod]
Posted on 5/17/2010
If you’re looking to go for a swing with humor, style, and old-school charm, Hook Champ is the way to …

Split/Second Review [PC PlayStation 3 Xbox 360]
Posted on 5/17/2010
This shallow but rambunctious arcade racer may have only one trick up its sleeve, but it’s a really good trick. …

Sakura Wars: So Long, My Love Review [Wii]
Posted on 5/14/2010
This amusing strategy RPG is as close as you’re likely to get to starring in your own anime.

Raystorm HD Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 5/14/2010
Raystorm HD is dated, dull, and seriously overpriced.

Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars Review [iPhone/iPod]
Posted on 5/14/2010
The critically acclaimed DS and PSP game is now one of the best iPhone games to date at a mere …

Trauma Team Review [Wii]
Posted on 5/14/2010
Trauma Team’s diverse array of specialists make this lengthy doctor’s visit fun, engaging, and rewarding.

Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Heroes 3 Review [PSP]
Posted on 5/12/2010
This Naruto fighter packs in plenty of fan service but forgets to include the fun.

Skate 3 Review [Xbox 360 PlayStation 3]
Posted on 5/11/2010
EA’s latest skater caters to newcomers and experienced boarders alike, and features a robust system for creating and sharing content. …

Lead and Gold: Gangs of the Wild West Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 5/10/2010
Lead and Gold’s straight-shooting multiplayer action is good fun, despite a few drawbacks that tarnish its appeal.

Lost Planet 2 Review [Xbox 360 PlayStation 3]
Posted on 5/7/2010
This sci-fi sequel seems like it should have everything you need in a shooter, but a shocking number of design …

Alan Wake Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 5/7/2010
Creepy atmosphere, fantastic combat, and clever storytelling make Alan Wake’s quest thrilling from beginning to end.

The Whispered World Review [PC]
Posted on 5/6/2010
Dense dialogue and illogical puzzles get in the way of The Whispered World’s outstanding artwork and surreal atmosphere.

Heavy Rain Chronicles Episode 1: The Taxidermist Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 5/5/2010
There is little reason to play this disappointing prologue to Heavy Rain.

Picross 3D Review [DS]
Posted on 5/5/2010
Get ready for one of the most absorbing puzzle games on the DS.

Serious Sam HD: The Second Encounter Review [PC]
Posted on 5/5/2010
This is the best version of one of the best gonzo shooters ever made, although it doesn’t stray too far …

2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Review [Wii PlayStation 3 Xbox 360]
Posted on 5/4/2010
This accessible arcade-style soccer game eschews realism in favor of fast-paced fun and features some great multiplayer options.

NIER Review [Xbox 360 PlayStation 3]
Posted on 5/3/2010
This dreary action role-playing game has its worthwhile moments, but they’re separated by countless hours of fetch-quest tedium.

Dante’s Inferno: Trials of St. Lucia Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 5/3/2010
The same shallow combat that plagued the original release keeps this feature-rich pack from being absolved.

Left 4 Dead 2: The Passing Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 4/30/2010
A solid new campaign and the promise of weekly gameplay variants make The Passing a good choice for anyone hankering …

3D Dot Game Heroes Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 4/30/2010
This throwback adventure does a good job of scratching that nostalgic itch.

Dead to Rights: Retribution Review [Xbox 360 PlayStation 3]
Posted on 4/29/2010
While it sometimes feels as rough as a Grant City alley, Dead to Rights: Retribution’s vigorous combat system and brutal …

Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Conviction Review [PC]
Posted on 4/29/2010
Bugs, connection issues, and other basic flaws dampen Conviction’s great storytelling and violent executions.

Super Street Fighter IV [PlayStation 3 Xbox 360]
Posted on 4/27/2010
Character rebalancing, strong online multiplayer modes, and an updated roster help Super Street Fighter IV expand on its predecessor in …

After Burner Climax Review [Xbox 360 PlayStation 3]
Posted on 4/26/2010
The sleek, superficial action of After Burner Climax is thrilling in short bursts but not deep enough to last.

Out of the Park Baseball 11 Review [PC]
Posted on 4/23/2010
Another year brings another assortment of subtle improvements to the latest edition of Out of the Park Baseball.

Fat Princess: Fistful of Cake Review [PSP]
Posted on 4/23/2010
No voice chat and an overreliance on stupid bots take away much of the joy in this silly take on …

Beat Hazard Review [PC]
Posted on 4/22/2010
This dual-stick shooter gives you a fun new way to listen to your favorite bands.

Mount & Blade: Warband Review [PC]
Posted on 4/21/2010
Exciting multiplayer battles make Mount & Blade: Warband a strong addition to the open-world role-playing game.

Again Review [DS]
Posted on 4/20/2010
You’re better off reading a book than playing this flawed interactive crime novel.

The Misadventures of P.B. Winterbottom Review [PC]
Posted on 4/20/2010
Buckets of whimsy and oodles of puzzles make this a satisfying adventure, despite the sometimes steep difficulty.

Deadly Premonition Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 4/19/2010
It looks ancient and controls poorly, but this entertaining and unpredictable horror adventure delivers more shocks than schlock.

Final Fight: Double Impact Review [Xbox 360 PlayStation 3]
Posted on 4/19/2010
Authentic arcade presentation and a smart assortment of challenges make this a great way to experience two very enjoyable Capcom …

Uncharted 2 Siege Expansion Pack Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 4/19/2010
A hectic cooperative mode and two new maps add more fun content for Uncharted 2.

Grand Theft Auto IV: Episodes from Liberty City Review [PC PlayStation 3]
Posted on 4/16/2010
Best enjoyed after beating Grand Theft Auto IV, this great double-pack of episodic content shows you sides of Liberty City …

Majesty 2: Kingmaker Review [PC]
Posted on 4/16/2010
Kingmaker is a more-of-the-same expansion for Majesty 2 that adds little to the original game’s formula aside from intense difficulty …

Lead and Gold: Gangs of the Wild West Review [PC]
Posted on 4/14/2010
Lead and Gold’s straight-shooting multiplayer action is good fun, despite a few drawbacks that tarnish its appeal.

Pokemon HeartGold Review [DS]
Posted on 4/13/2010
A funky little pocket peripheral adds a fun new twist to a dated formula.

Pokemon SoulSilver Review [DS]
Posted on 4/13/2010
A funky little pocket peripheral adds a fun new twist to a dated formula.

Grand Theft Auto IV: Episodes from Liberty City Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 4/13/2010
Best enjoyed after beating GTAIV, this superb double-pack of episodic content shows you sides of Liberty City you never knew …

Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Conviction Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 4/12/2010
Great storytelling makes the short campaign entertaining, but it’s in the fun co-op modes that this stealth/action hybrid truly shines. …

Mimana Iyar Chronicles Review [PSP]
Posted on 4/12/2010
This slapdash role-playing game shows some promise early, but quickly becomes tedious and frustrating.

Alice in Wonderland Review [Wii DS]
Posted on 4/9/2010
This psychedelic puzzle-laden action adventure displays plenty of promise, but repetitive combat ensures that it falls well short of its …

Prison Break: The Conspiracy Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 4/9/2010
This stealth game takes all the fun out of life in prison.

Alice in Wonderland Review [DS]
Posted on 4/8/2010
This colourful adventure is more Lewis Carroll than Tim Burton and fuses puzzles with exploration to great effect.

Rooms: The Main Building Review [Wii]
Posted on 4/7/2010
These puzzles may not be pretty, but they’ve got the brains to make up for it.

Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Review [DS]
Posted on 4/6/2010
Sci-fi trappings don’t make the repetitive gameplay in this dungeon crawler feel any less dated.

Shatter Review [PC]
Posted on 4/5/2010
Shatter is brick breaking at its best–simple, innovative, and beautiful.

Mega Man 10 Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 4/5/2010
The 10th installment in this long-running franchise proves that some formulas don’t need to change.

Fragile Dreams: Farewell Ruins of the Moon Review [Wii]
Posted on 4/2/2010
This atmospheric journey through a lonely world remains captivating in spite of some glaring flaws.

Section 8 Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 3/31/2010
This generic-looking shooter may not turn the genre on its head, but it has enough dynamic objectives and satisfying combat …

Resonance of Fate Review [PlayStation 3 Xbox 360]
Posted on 3/30/2010
Stylish combat that is as challenging as it is exciting provides the backbone for this great role-playing game.

Rugby League 3 Review [Wii]
Posted on 3/30/2010
Rugby League 3’s expanded team roster and fast-paced multiplayer may breathe new life into the series, but its lousy motion …

WarioWare DIY Review [DS]
Posted on 3/29/2010
This microgame collection includes dozens of games, but its focus is on empowering you to create your own.

Major League Baseball 2K10 Review [PC]
Posted on 3/26/2010
If it weren’t so buggy, MLB 2K10 on the PC would undoubtedly be the best in the history of the …

Age of Zombies Review [PSP]
Posted on 3/25/2010
Fighting undead hordes can be fun in Age of Zombies, but there’s not enough content here to keep your interest …

Just Cause 2 Review [PC Xbox 360]
Posted on 3/25/2010
Crazy stunts, a huge and gorgeous gameworld, and a playful attitude make Just Cause 2 a lot of fun.

Blue Toad Murder Files: The Mysteries of Little Riddle - Episode Three Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 3/24/2010
It still hasn’t overcome its lack of replayability, but a great storyline and cast of characters make Episode Three the …

Supreme Commander 2 Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 3/24/2010
This entertaining strategy sequel is a big improvement over the console original, and bridges the gap between complexity and accessibility. …

Red Steel 2 Review [Wii]
Posted on 3/23/2010
Despite some frustrations, Red Steel 2’s stylish blend of shooting with swordfighting is frequently exciting and makes good use of …

Metro 2033 Review [PC Xbox 360]
Posted on 3/18/2010
Metro 2033 is a dark journey saturated with an enthralling atmosphere that will reward intrepid adventurers.

Dragon Age: Origins - Awakening Review [PC]
Posted on 3/16/2010
This expansion pack isn’t as extraordinary as the original Dragon Age, but it’s still immensely entertaining.

Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II - Chaos Rising Review [PC]
Posted on 3/16/2010
This excellent stand-alone expansion brings some much-needed Chaos to Dawn of War II.

Scrap Metal Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 3/16/2010
This top-down racer offers both thrills and frills, but it gets some of the basics wrong.

Calling Review [Wii]
Posted on 3/16/2010
Ripping off every Japanese horror trick in the book doesn’t make this poor attempt at survival horror any scarier.

Command & Conquer 4: Tiberian Twilight Review [PC]
Posted on 3/16/2010
Tiberian Twilight’s online play and persistent unlocks make for short-term fun, but the mediocre campaign doesn’t give Kane the send-off …

Dynasty Warriors: Strikeforce Review [Xbox 360 PlayStation 3]
Posted on 3/15/2010
The best of the Dynasty Warriors franchise struggles to compete with modern hack-and-slash games.

Yakuza 3 Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 3/11/2010
Yakuza 3’s compelling story, great atmosphere, and abundance of extracurricular activities make it the best game in the franchise so …

Bejeweled Twist Review [DS]
Posted on 3/11/2010
This explosive puzzle game is sometimes too chaotic for its own good, but it’s difficult to put down once you …

MLB 10: The Show Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 3/10/2010
MLB 10: The Show may still be the best overall baseball game out there, but it’s in a holding pattern …

Toy Soldiers Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 3/9/2010
This beautifully presented WWI-themed tower defense game will have you coming back again and again.

Dawn of Discovery: Venice Review [PC]
Posted on 3/9/2010
This modest add-on to a great game is aimed at players who fancy some multiplayer competition.

Major League Baseball 2K10 Review [Wii Xbox 360 PlayStation 3]
Posted on 3/9/2010
This bare-bones baseball game doesn’t do nearly enough to improve upon its predecessor.

Assassin’s Creed II Review [PC]
Posted on 3/8/2010
The PC version of last year’s beautiful action adventure is lots of fun, but you’ll have to overcome its online-only …

God of War III Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 3/8/2010
Exhilarating combat and an imposing sense of scale provide a fitting end to Kratos’ saga.

Final Fantasy XIII Review [PlayStation 3 Xbox 360]
Posted on 3/5/2010
The most beautiful Final Fantasy game yet is an imperfect but still impressive saga that will touch your heart.

Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Review [PC PlayStation 3 Xbox 360]
Posted on 3/4/2010
Battlefield: Bad Company 2 boasts a fast-paced and thrilling campaign, as well as some of the most immersive and exciting …

Major League Baseball 2K10 Review [Xbox 360 PlayStation 3]
Posted on 3/4/2010
MLB 2K10 marks the 10th anniversary of the baseball franchise with a greatly improved game that’s the best in the …

Lazy Raiders Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 3/3/2010
This entertaining puzzle game requires quick reflexes as well as quick thinking, but it’s rarely as challenging as it looks. …

Resident Evil 5: Lost in Nightmares Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 3/2/2010
This atmospheric return to the classic Resident Evil gameplay packs more than a few surprises.

Risen Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 3/2/2010
There’s a great role-playing game here, but it’s hiding behind a terrible interface and clunky combat.

Assassin’s Creed II: The Bonfires of the Vanities Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 3/2/2010
This add-on is a flawed but refreshing way to revisit Renaissance Italy.

Napoleon: Total War Review [PC]
Posted on 3/1/2010
This Napoleonic strategy game isn’t as revolutionary as its namesake, but it still improves upon previous Total War offerings.

Puzzle Chronicles Review [PSP]
Posted on 3/1/2010
This rote puzzle role-playing game delivers a few exciting moments but falls far short of measuring up to the game …

Fret Nice Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 3/1/2010
Your guitar will gently weep for this frustrating platformer.

Supreme Commander 2 Review [PC]
Posted on 3/1/2010
This slick and fun strategy sequel bridges the gap between complexity and accessibility.

Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing Review [DS]
Posted on 2/26/2010
Smooth controls and a bunch of awesome tracks make this an exciting kart racer.

Lunar: Silver Star Harmony Review [PSP]
Posted on 2/26/2010
This great remake gives a timeless role-playing classic the luxury treatment.

World of Outlaws: Sprint Cars Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 2/26/2010
Like the sprint cars it features, this budget-priced racer gets the job done but isn’t much to look at.

Borderlands: The Secret Armory of General Knoxx Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 2/25/2010
This lengthy add-on is filled with so much humor, action, and looting satisfaction that it could very well be the …

Star Ocean: The Last Hope International Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 2/25/2010
The PlayStation 3 version of this intergalactic quest has a few extra surprises that fans of Japanese role-playing game will …

Tropico 3 Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 2/24/2010
Rebel coups and corruption aren’t the only things you need to worry about in this somewhat problematic, yet still addictive, …

Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing Review [PlayStation 3 Wii]
Posted on 2/23/2010
Smooth controls and a bunch of awesome tracks make this an exciting kart racer.

Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing with Banjo-Kazooie Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 2/23/2010
Smooth controls and a bunch of awesome tracks make this an exciting kart racer.

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed Hoth Mission Pack Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 2/23/2010
Plain visuals and bland action make this overpriced downloadable add-on The Force Unleashed’s least appealing mission yet.

Heavy Rain Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 2/19/2010
This deeply moving adventure adapts to your every action and is not to be missed.

Dark Void: Survivor Missions Review [Xbox 360 PlayStation 3]
Posted on 2/18/2010
Despite some turbulence, this download provides a distilled slice of jetpack-fueled fun.

Aliens vs. Predator Review [PC Xbox 360 PlayStation 3]
Posted on 2/18/2010
This return to a beloved series is brutal enough, but it doesn’t pack the punch of its forebears.

Endless Ocean: Blue World Review [Wii]
Posted on 2/18/2010
This underwater adventure is beautiful, enchanting, and a big improvement over the original.

The Misadventures of P.B. Winterbottom Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 2/18/2010
Buckets of whimsy and oodles of puzzles make this a satisfying adventure, despite the sometimes steep difficulty.

Super Monkey Ball: Step & Roll Review [Wii]
Posted on 2/18/2010
Control annoyances and missing features make Step & Roll a big step backward for the Monkey Ball franchise.

Darwinia+ Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 2/17/2010
Darwinia+ is a crazy addictive repackaging of two great puzzle real-time strategy games for Xbox Live Arcade.

Star Trek Online Review [PC]
Posted on 2/17/2010
The space combat is short-lived fun, but everything else about this online role-playing game is bland and shallow.

Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth Review [DS]
Posted on 2/16/2010
This madcap adventure tests your detective skills in brand new environments with an immersive story, and a twist on old …

Global Agenda Review [PC]
Posted on 2/16/2010
Global Agenda tries to be both a regular multiplayer shooter and a massively multiplayer online game but isn’t very good …

Aliens vs. Predator Review [Xbox 360 PlayStation 3]
Posted on 2/15/2010
This return to a beloved series is brutal enough, but it doesn’t pack the punch of its forebears.

Connect 4 Review [Palm webOS]
Posted on 2/12/2010
The Pre version of Connect 4 offers the bare essence of the board game…and not much else.

Crazy Taxi Review [BlackBerry]
Posted on 2/12/2010
This isn’t a perfect re-creation of the classic arcade racer, but it’s a fair game in its own right.

Fret Nice Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 2/11/2010
Your guitar will gently weep for this frustrating platformer.

BioShock 2 Review [PlayStation 3 Xbox 360]
Posted on 2/8/2010
BioShock 2 is a beautiful and disturbing return to Rapture.

Dante’s Inferno Review [PlayStation 3 Xbox 360]
Posted on 2/5/2010
Dante’s epic quest loses momentum long before you reach the end.

Chime Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 2/4/2010
This experimental puzzle-music game is both hypnotic and addictive.

Fast Food Panic Review [Wii]
Posted on 2/4/2010
Saturated with control and gameplay issues, Fast Food Panic is junk food for your Wii.

Hotel Giant 2 Review [PC]
Posted on 2/4/2010
Big-time micromanagement awaits those who check in to Hotel Giant 2.

MAG Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 2/2/2010
MAG’s big battlefields are a great place to wage war, as long as you can handle some of the rigors …

White Knight Chronicles Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 2/2/2010
The monsters may look interesting, but slaying beasts is way too easy in this forgettable role-playing game.

Just Dance Review [Wii]
Posted on 2/2/2010
Poor motion controls and wafer-thin gameplay make Just Dance a mediocre entry into the rhythm game genre.

Glory of Heracles Review [DS]
Posted on 2/1/2010
Besting this generic role-playing game’s pushover difficulty and humdrum gameplay is no heroic task.

The Sky Crawlers: Innocent Aces Review [Wii]
Posted on 2/1/2010
If you ignore the motion-sensing controls, then you’ll find a lot of exciting aerial action in The Sky Crawlers.

Assassin’s Creed II: Battle of Forli Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 2/1/2010
This disappointing and ultra-contrived add-on doesn’t improve Assassin’s Creed II; it detracts from it.

Silent Hill: Shattered Memories Review [PSP]
Posted on 1/29/2010
This brilliant reimagining of the spooky series’ progenitor is a breath of fresh air that will stick with you despite …

Blood Bowl Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 1/28/2010
There’s fun to be had in this adaptation of the Blood Bowl tabletop game, but it strips away some important …

Vandal Hearts: Flames of Judgment Review [PlayStation 3 Xbox 360]
Posted on 1/28/2010
Vandal Hearts: Flames of Judgment revives an aged tactical role-playing game franchise in a decidedly formulaic fashion.

Vandal Hearts: Flames of Judgment Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 1/27/2010
Vandal Hearts: Flames of Judgment revives an aged tactical role-playing game franchise in a decidedly formulaic fashion.

Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars Review [Wii]
Posted on 1/27/2010
Don’t let the obscure character list turn you off: this deep yet accessible fighter is a welcome addition to the …

No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle Review [Wii]
Posted on 1/27/2010
Outrageously irreverent, eccentric, and self-aware, No More Heroes 2 is a giant robot full of fun.

Death By Cube Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 1/26/2010
Death By Cube is an amateurish two-stick shooter with a lot of design flaws.

Mass Effect 2 Review [Xbox 360 PC]
Posted on 1/25/2010
Once this intense and action-packed role-playing game pulls you into its orbit, you won’t want to escape.

Dark Void Zero Review [DS]
Posted on 1/25/2010
This delightfully retro download packs an entertaining punch.

Sands of Destruction Review [DS]
Posted on 1/25/2010
It’s got an engagingly original story, but this throwback to bygone console role-playing games botches the gameplay fundamentals.

Dark Void Review [PC PlayStation 3 Xbox 360]
Posted on 1/21/2010
Zooming around with your jetpack can be a lot of fun, but routine shooter action and long flightless sections keep …

Dark Void Review [PlayStation 3 Xbox 360]
Posted on 1/20/2010
Zooming around with your jetpack can be a lot of fun, but routine shooter action and long flightless sections keep …

Football Manager Handheld 2010 Review [PSP]
Posted on 1/20/2010
This soccer management sim is fun for a while, but it’s too simplistic and flawed to keep you playing until …

Puzzlegeddon Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 1/15/2010
The world ends with a whimper in this shallow puzzle game.

Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 1/15/2010
Serious Sam: The First Encounter may be a little dated, but this HD remake is still a great way to …

Vancouver 2010 - The Official Video Game of the Olympic Winter Games Review [Xbox 360 PlayStation 3]
Posted on 1/14/2010
The limited selection of events leaves these Olympic Games out in the cold.

Army of Two: The 40th Day Review [Xbox 360 PlayStation 3]
Posted on 1/13/2010
The 40th Day has the same shallow appeal as a summer blockbuster. It provides brash, satisfying action when you’re in …

0 Day Attack on Earth Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 1/13/2010
Terrible AI and repetitive action makes 0 Day Attack on Earth a frustratingly difficult grind.

Twin Sector Review [PC]
Posted on 1/13/2010
This dull physics-based puzzle game is neither charming nor exciting, and most importantly, it isn’t fun.

Maestro! Jump in Music Review [DS]
Posted on 1/13/2010
Maestro combines rhythm and platforming to make a charming little adventure that is enjoyable and rewarding, providing you like classical …

Matt Hazard: Blood Bath and Beyond Review [PlayStation 3 Xbox 360]
Posted on 1/12/2010
This satirical shooter is fun, but it never takes advantage of the potential of its parodies.

Qix++ Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 1/12/2010
Qix++ is a poor remake of a classic arcade game.

Divinity II: Ego Draconis Review [PC]
Posted on 1/8/2010
This role-playing sequel is a reasonably good time, but it doesn’t nail some important basics.

Matt Hazard: Blood Bath and Beyond Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 1/8/2010
This satirical shooter is fun, but it never takes advantage of the potential of its parodies.

Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes Review [DS]
Posted on 1/8/2010
The puzzles aren’t perfect, but Clash of Heroes offers intriguing hybrid gameplay, engaging role-playing elements, and a great presentation.

Borderlands: Mad Moxxi’s Underdome Riot Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 1/7/2010
Underdome Riot is heavy on challenge and light on rewards. Only diehard teams of maxed-out mercs need apply.

Blue Toad Murder Files: The Mystery of Little Riddle Episode Two Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 1/7/2010
It’s more challenging than Episode One, but the short length and lack of replayability keep Blue Toad from being a …

Darksiders Review [PlayStation 3 Xbox 360]
Posted on 1/6/2010
An uproariously fun and enjoyable post-Apocalyptic adventure that is a little too familiar at times.

Phantasy Star Zero Review [DS]
Posted on 1/6/2010
Phantasy Star Zero gives DS owners a taste of everything that made Phantasy Star Online great nine years ago–and also …

Academy of Champions: Soccer Review [Wii]
Posted on 1/6/2010
Kid-friendly action both on and off the pitch is the main attraction in Academy of Champions: Soccer.

Puzzlegeddon Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 1/5/2010
The world ends with a whimper in this shallow puzzle game.

Your Shape Featuring Jenny McCarthy Review [Wii]
Posted on 1/5/2010
The included camera is a great idea, but Your Shape is loaded with lame workouts that probably won’t get you …

Bayonetta Review [Xbox 360 PlayStation 3]
Posted on 1/4/2010
Bayonetta is simultaneously gratuitous, ludicrous, and marvelous, but that’s precisely why it’s such a wild and fun adventure.

Fallen Earth: Welcome to Apocalypse Review [PC]
Posted on 12/23/2009
Clumsy combat, a glut of bugs, and ancient production values tarnish this otherwise rich and complex online role-playing game.

Europa Universalis III: Heir to the Throne Review [PC]
Posted on 12/23/2009
This third expansion finally completes Europa Universalis 3.

Cricket Review [Wii]
Posted on 12/22/2009
Lousy controls and unpredictable AI means this game is in for a lifetime of twelfth-man duty.

Alien Breed Evolution Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 12/18/2009
This isometric shooter aptly imitates of the top-down original, but doesn’t convincingly improve upon it.

Tales of Monkey Island Review [PC]
Posted on 12/18/2009
Once clear of its port of origin, this clever, humorous tale unfurls its sails and becomes a thoroughly entertaining swashbuckling …

Revenge of the Wounded Dragons Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 12/18/2009
Old meets new in Revenge of the Wounded Dragons, an engaging retro beat-’em-up that borrows a few ideas from platformers. …

Tekken 6 Review [PSP]
Posted on 12/17/2009
It may be light on gameplay modes, but Tekken 6 is still a great fighting game sporting some serious good …

Fighting Fantasy: The Warlock of Firetop Mountain Review [DS]
Posted on 12/16/2009
Abysmal controls and frustrating gameplay await you in the depths of Firetop Mountain.

PixelJunk Shooter Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 12/15/2009
Cheery aesthetics and unique puzzle elements make this a wild underground adventure.

DiRT 2 Review [Wii PC]
Posted on 12/15/2009
It doesn’t matter if you’re a huge fan of off-road racing, the Wii version of Dirt 2 is best avoided. …

Star Trek: D-A-C Review [PlayStation 3 PC]
Posted on 12/11/2009
Blandly go where no Star Trek game has gone before in this unexciting multiplayer shoot-’em-up.

Silent Hill: Shattered Memories Review [Wii]
Posted on 12/10/2009
This brilliant reimagining of the spooky series’ progenitor is a breath of fresh air that will stick with you despite …

Gravity Crash Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 12/9/2009
Sharp controls and smooth physics create a great blend of challenge and fun in this retro-styled arcade game.

James Cameron’s Avatar: The Game Review [PSP]
Posted on 12/9/2009
This awkward stealth action game is beautiful to look at, but it isn’t much fun to play.

DiRT 2 Review [PC]
Posted on 12/9/2009
If you have any interest whatsoever in off-road racing you’d do well to take this beautiful and thrilling game for …

Aion Review [PC]
Posted on 12/8/2009
This fantasy massively multiplayer online game makes a great first impression, but almost every aspect of it devolves into a …

MX vs. ATV Reflex Review [PlayStation 3 Xbox 360]
Posted on 12/7/2009
A new dual-stick control system breathes life into what is otherwise a well-worn and sometimes frustrating game.

The Saboteur Review [Xbox 360 PlayStation 3]
Posted on 12/4/2009
It’s a lot of fun to paint the town red in this black and white open-world game, but the weak …

Borderlands: The Zombie Island of Dr. Ned Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 12/4/2009
Moody new environments, diverse new foes, and even more of Borderlands’ signature humor make this new content very entertaining and …

Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter Review [PC]
Posted on 12/3/2009
Loads of bugs make this remake of the first Serious Sam a serious disappointment.

For the Glory Review [PC]
Posted on 12/3/2009
This fan-made sequel to Europa Universalis II revitalizes a classic strategy game but suffers due to painfully unstable multiplayer.

Tony Hawk Ride Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 12/3/2009
Busted controls and stripped-down gameplay make Tony Hawk Ride an overpriced fiasco.

Kenka Bancho: Badass Rumble Review [PSP]
Posted on 12/2/2009
It’s not the best brawler around, but this memorable adventure has style to spare.

Jak and Daxter: The Lost Frontier Review [PSP]
Posted on 12/2/2009
Solid gameplay, challenging platform puzzles, and a touch of wacky humour make Jak and Daxter: The Lost Frontier a good …

F1 2009 Review [Wii]
Posted on 12/2/2009
While there is fun to be had in F1 2009, it’s a long way from being a faithful reproduction of …

King Arthur - The Role-playing Wargame Review [PC]
Posted on 12/1/2009
Arthurian role playing is superior to the hit-and-miss strategizing in this hybrid epic about legendary Britain.

James Cameron’s Avatar: The Game Review [PlayStation 3 Xbox 360]
Posted on 12/1/2009
This disappointing film tie-in transforms the magical into the mundane.

The Sims 3 World Adventures Review [PC]
Posted on 11/30/2009
World Adventures introduces a number of fresh ideas and a bunch of great new content to the series.

NBA Unrivaled Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 11/30/2009
NBA Unrivaled is one of the worst basketball games ever made.

Borderlands: The Zombie Island of Dr. Ned Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 11/25/2009
Moody new environments, diverse new foes, and even more of Borderlands’ signature humor make this new content very entertaining and …

Lego Indiana Jones 2 Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 11/25/2009
The second Indiana Jones adventure expands and builds upon the previous, making for the best game yet in the Lego …

Scene It? Twilight Review [Wii]
Posted on 11/25/2009
The lack of content and the simplistic presentation prevent even the most diehard Twilight fans from wanting to sink their …

Gyromancer Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 11/25/2009
In another hard-to-put-down game from PopCap, casual puzzles meet card games and role-playing games.

Dragon Ball: Raging Blast Review [Xbox 360 PlayStation 3]
Posted on 11/24/2009
Raging Blast captures the look of Dragon Ball but leaves out much of the excitement.

Need for Speed: Nitro Review [DS]
Posted on 11/24/2009
This cleverly-designed racer controls well, but its lack of variety takes some air out of the tires.

Tony Hawk Ride Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 11/23/2009
Busted controls and stripped-down gameplay make Tony Hawk Ride an overpriced fiasco.

Assassin’s Creed II: Discovery Review [DS]
Posted on 11/23/2009
In spite of some nagging issues, this 2D platformer is fun to play and captures the spirit of the series. …

Ninja Blade Review [PC]
Posted on 11/23/2009
Some technical troubles notwithstanding, this derivative action game is a bunch of silly, stylish fun.

LocoRoco: Midnight Carnival Review [PSP]
Posted on 11/23/2009
New gameplay mechanics and multiplayer support are welcome additions to the series, but they come at the cost of accessibility. …

Little Big Planet Review [PSP]
Posted on 11/23/2009
Little Big Planet PSP successfully captures the essence of the original, and boasts its own excellent level design and gameplay …

Dragon Ball: Revenge of King Piccolo Review [Wii]
Posted on 11/20/2009
Revenge of King Piccolo is more successful as a Dragon Ball primer than as an actual fighting game.

Football Manager 2010 Review [PC]
Posted on 11/20/2009
While there may be no star signings in this year’s Football Manager, there are enough incremental improvements to keep it …

Food Network: Cook or Be Cooked Review [Wii]
Posted on 11/19/2009
Simple but rewarding motion controls make for an entertaining cooking experience, though the limited recipe selection will leave a sour …

WorldShift Review [PC]
Posted on 11/19/2009
Impressive multiplayer modes make WorldShift an engaging old-school real-time strategy game, but bugs and an afterthought solo campaign dampen the …

NCAA Basketball 10 Review [Xbox 360 PlayStation 3]
Posted on 11/19/2009
NCAA Basketball 10 closely mimics the real sport, but a number of small glitches and a lack of modes limit …

Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles Review [Wii]
Posted on 11/17/2009
The only thing scary about this light-gun game is the dreadful shaky camera.

Left 4 Dead 2 Review [Xbox 360 PC]
Posted on 11/17/2009
With exciting new content across the board and plenty of it, Left 4 Dead 2 outdoes its predecessor and makes …

Assassin’s Creed: Bloodlines Review [PSP]
Posted on 11/17/2009
Bloodlines offers a few good moments, but it fails to capture the joy of its console brethren.

Assassin’s Creed II Review [PlayStation 3 Xbox 360]
Posted on 11/17/2009
Assassin’s Creed II is what you’d want an action sequel to be: bigger, better, and more beautiful.

Star Wars Battlefront: Elite Squadron Review [DS PSP]
Posted on 11/16/2009
Unless you’re desperate for a new Star Wars story, you’ll find nothing worthwhile in this shallow action game.

Need for Speed: Nitro Review [Wii]
Posted on 11/13/2009
Need for Speed: Nitro gets off to a fast start, but lacks enough variety to make it into the winner’s …

Drawn to Life: The Next Chapter Review [Wii]
Posted on 11/13/2009
Despite its originality and charm, Drawn to Life: The Next Chapter is a mediocre platforming game.

Braid Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 11/13/2009
A moving story, serene visuals, and brilliant puzzles make Braid an adventure that you absolutely should experience.

Shaun White Snowboarding: World Stage Review [Wii]
Posted on 11/13/2009
Awesome controls and a bunch of fancy tricks make World Stage a lot of fun, but little has changed from …

Rainbow Islands Towering Adventure Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 11/13/2009
Towering Adventure comes close to reinvigorating the Rainbow Islands formula, but this platformer is still tough to recommend.

New Super Mario Bros. Wii Review [Wii]
Posted on 11/12/2009
Classic gameplay, challenging levels, and some fun multiplayer make New Super Mario Bros. Wii another stellar outing for the plump …

Wizard of Oz: Beyond the Yellow Brick Road Review [DS]
Posted on 11/12/2009
Beyond the Yellow Brick Road has its moments, but the novelty of strolling through the land of Oz soon wears …

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Review [PC Xbox 360 PlayStation 3]
Posted on 11/12/2009
Modern Warfare 2 boasts an exhilarating campaign, engaging cooperative play, and addictive multiplayer, but the high price and limited multiplayer …

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Review [Xbox 360 PlayStation 3]
Posted on 11/11/2009
Modern Warfare 2 nails the three pillars of play–campaign, cooperative, and multiplayer–to earn its place in the pantheon of modern …

Shattered Horizon Review [PC]
Posted on 11/11/2009
Zero-gravity combat and some interesting twists make Shattered Horizon a unique, if somewhat limited, multiplayer shooter.

Rabbids Go Home Review [Wii]
Posted on 11/10/2009
This slow-starting platformer is simple at times but builds up to a goofy good time.

Machinarium Review [PC]
Posted on 11/9/2009
A picture is worth a thousand words in this charming point-and-click adventure.

League of Legends Review [PC]
Posted on 11/9/2009
This competitive strategy game is fun, though it offers only a fraction of what you should expect from a retail …

Space Invaders Extreme 2 Review [DS]
Posted on 11/6/2009
Not much has changed since the last invasion, but Space Invaders Extreme 2 is still a fun, vibrant reimagining of …

Astro Boy: The Video Game Review [Wii]
Posted on 11/5/2009
The high-flying Astro Boy stays firmly planted on the ground in this unimaginative adaptation of the film.

DJ Hero Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 11/5/2009
This new frontier in rhythm gaming is electrifyingly fun, but the cover charge is steep.

Star Wars The Force Unleashed: Ultimate Sith Edition Review [PC]
Posted on 11/5/2009
A slapdash porting job turns the Force into a farce in this Star Wars action game.

Fairytale Fights Review [Xbox 360 PlayStation 3]
Posted on 11/3/2009
There’s no way to break the curse on this staggeringly bad action game.

Dragon Age: Origins Review [PC PlayStation 3 Xbox 360]
Posted on 11/2/2009
Incredible storytelling, great characters, and exciting battles are just a few of the things that make this fantasy role-playing game …

Magna Carta 2 Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 11/2/2009
Excellent visual style does little to mask Magna Carta 2’s middling story and annoying AI.

EyePet Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 11/2/2009
The EyePet’s creative gameplay and varied content is marred by a lack of proper instruction and a short-lived experience.

Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 10/30/2009
Best enjoyed after beating GTAIV, this superb double-pack of episodic content shows you sides of Liberty City you never knew …

Nostalgia Review [DS]
Posted on 10/30/2009
This simplistic, old-fashioned role-playing game sends you adventuring around the world but never manages to feel like an adventure.

Borderlands Review [PC]
Posted on 10/30/2009
Fun combat and a steady flow of rewards make this journey a massively enjoyable one, especially with some fellow mercenaries …

Painkiller: Resurrection Review [PC]
Posted on 10/30/2009
Painkiller: Resurrection is a buggy trip into hell.

Marvel Super Hero Squad Review [Wii]
Posted on 10/30/2009
This simple superhero game is a super bore.

Torchlight Review [PC]
Posted on 10/29/2009
Torchlight is a great dungeon crawler with enjoyable combat and an excellent loot system.

DJ Hero Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 10/29/2009
This new frontier in rhythm gaming is electrifyingly fun, but the cover charge is steep.

Grand Theft Auto IV: The Ballad of Gay Tony Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 10/28/2009
This superb downloadable episode for GTAIV would be easy to recommend even if it were a full retail product selling …

Tekken 6 Review [Xbox 360 PlayStation 3]
Posted on 10/28/2009
With its beefy cast, impressive Scenario Campaign mode, and expansive customisation options, Tekken 6 is the new heavyweight in the …

Pro Evolution Soccer 2010 Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 10/28/2009
This year’s Pro Evo improves upon its predecessor in some key areas, but it does little else to keep up …

Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 10/27/2009
Clever time-manipulation puzzles and improved pacing make this the best Ratchet game in years.

Trine Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 10/27/2009
This gorgeous action platformer is fun on your own or with a couple of friends.

Panzer General: Allied Assault Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 10/27/2009
It’s not the Panzer General that you might remember, but this card-based XBLA game is impressively deep and addictive.

WWE Smackdown vs. Raw 2010 Review [Xbox 360 PlayStation 3]
Posted on 10/26/2009
An intriguing new creation tool and widespread refinements make it another good year for Smackdown vs. RAW, but it still …

Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games Review [Wii DS]
Posted on 10/26/2009
There’s some multiplayer fun to be had in this winter sports collection, but you’ll have to sift through a lot …

Tower Bloxx Deluxe Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 10/26/2009
This puzzle game is fun in short bursts, but it lacks the depth and gameplay options to hold your interest …

Forza Motorsport 3 Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 10/23/2009
Turn 10 Studios’ latest racer is bigger and better than its superb predecessor in every way.

Naruto Shippuden: Legends: Akatsuki Rising Review [PSP]
Posted on 10/22/2009
Naruto’s latest outing is yet another simplistic, mediocre brawler.

Undead Knights Review [PSP]
Posted on 10/22/2009
Adding zombies into the mix isn’t enough to revive Undead Knights from its stale, typical hack-and-slash action.

Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games Review [DS]
Posted on 10/22/2009
It’s got a lot of star power, but this collection of sports-themed minigames isn’t Mario and Sonic’s finest hour.

Axel & Pixel Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 10/22/2009
Weird settings and a lack of actual gameplay make Axel & Pixel’s first adventure an unfulfilling experience.

Borderlands Review [PlayStation 3 Xbox 360]
Posted on 10/20/2009
Fun combat and a steady flow of rewards make this journey a massively enjoyable one, especially with some fellow mercenaries …

Wii Fit Plus Review [Wii]
Posted on 10/20/2009
User-created routines and plenty of new activities make Wii Fit Plus a vast improvement on the original, although some important …

LostWinds: Winter of the Melodias Review [Wii]
Posted on 10/19/2009
LostWinds: Winter of the Melodias vastly improves upon its predecessor with clever puzzles and vibrant graphics.

Dreamkiller Review [PC]
Posted on 10/16/2009
Sweet dreams aren’t made of this budget-priced shooter.

Cities XL Review [PC]
Posted on 10/16/2009
Cities XL tries to expand the city-building genre with new ideas, but the solo game is generic, and the online …

Half-Minute Hero Review [PSP]
Posted on 10/15/2009
This unique role-playing game’s spritely charm and frantic pace will delight you for far longer than its title suggests.

Risen Review [PC]
Posted on 10/14/2009
You’ll enjoy this fascinating and intricate role-playing game in spite of its troublesome combat and scattered bugs.

Lucidity Review [Xbox 360 PC]
Posted on 10/13/2009
This visually enchanting game tries to whisk you away to a young girl’s dreams, but the often frustrating gameplay makes …

Deca Sports 2 Review [Wii]
Posted on 10/13/2009
Awkward controls and shallow gameplay make Deca Sports 2 a game to avoid.

Brutal Legend Review [Xbox 360 PlayStation 3]
Posted on 10/13/2009
This amazing tribute to metal delivers a hugely entertaining gaming experience despite missing a few chords.

PixelJunk Monsters Deluxe Review [PSP]
Posted on 10/12/2009
Despite a frustrating difficulty level, the deep strategy and undeniable charm of PixelJunk Monsters will keep you hooked for hours. …

Military Madness: Nectaris Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 10/12/2009
This turn-based strategy game is a dated and shallow blast from the past.

Red Faction: Guerrilla [PC]
Posted on 10/9/2009
This third-person action game is a great open-world adventure for anyone with an appetite for destruction.

Star Wars The Clone Wars: Republic Heroes [DS]
Posted on 10/9/2009
It may be a little better than its console counterparts, but the DS version of Republic Heroes is still a …

Star Wars The Clone Wars: Republic Heroes Review [Wii]
Posted on 10/9/2009
This platformer based on the Clone Wars TV series tries to copy the Lego game formula but gets just about …

AFL Challenge Review [PSP]
Posted on 10/9/2009
Shallow gameplay, technical flaws, and rubbish difficulty make this more of a benchwarmer than a goal.

Saw Review [PlayStation 3 Xbox 360]
Posted on 10/9/2009
This flawed horror adventure gets the atmosphere right, though it isn’t as sharp as it could have been.

Fate/Unlimited Codes Review [PSP]
Posted on 10/7/2009
Accessible controls and spectacular supermoves help make this a fun fighter.

Tornado Outbreak Review [Xbox 360 PlayStation 3]
Posted on 10/7/2009
It’s cute enough, but this Katamari clone won’t blow you away.

Uncharted 2: Among Thieves Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 10/7/2009
With an exhilarating campaign, intense cooperative mode, and addictive multiplayer competition, Uncharted 2 is a complete game that is completely …

Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Republic Heroes Review [Xbox 360 PlayStation 3 PC]
Posted on 10/6/2009
This platformer based on the Star Wars cartoon TV series tries to copy the Lego game formula but gets just …

FIFA 10 Review [Xbox 360 PlayStation 3]
Posted on 10/6/2009
FIFA 10 offers the best gameplay in the series’ history and includes even more features and game modes to boot. …

NBA Live 10 Review [PlayStation 3 Xbox 360]
Posted on 10/6/2009
Dynamic DNA seasons are a great addition to the franchise, but NBA Live is not quite a championship contender.

Zenonia Review [iPhone/iPod]
Posted on 10/6/2009
Though not for casual players, Zenonia is as lovingly crafted as the best 16-bit console role-playing games.

Zen Bound Review [iPhone/iPod]
Posted on 10/6/2009
Zen Bound is a masterpiece, and it couldn’t have worked on any other platform.

Wolfenstein RPG Review [iPhone/iPod]
Posted on 10/6/2009
This funny and exciting turn-based role-playing game will definitely get its hooks in you.

Tiger Woods PGA Tour Review [iPhone/iPod]
Posted on 10/6/2009
The iPhone version of Tiger Woods PGA Tour is comparable to the great console games of the same name.

The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition Review [iPhone/iPod]
Posted on 10/6/2009
There is no finer adventure game to be found anywhere on the App Store.

Star Defense Review [iPhone/iPod]
Posted on 10/6/2009
Star Defense makes excellent additions to the tower defense genre and is a true showcase for the iPhone platform.

Spider: The Secret of Bryce Manor Review [iPhone/iPod]
Posted on 10/6/2009
Even if you’re squeamish around spiders, this excellent game will have you spinning webs all day long.

Space Invaders Infinity Gene Review [iPhone/iPod]
Posted on 10/6/2009
Space Invaders Infinity Gene is a best-of-breed shooter that sets the standard for arcade revivals done right.

Mini Ninjas Review [PC PlayStation 3 Xbox 360]
Posted on 10/5/2009
Whether you’re big or small, there’s a lot to like about these little ninjas and their lengthy journey.

Rugby League Challenge Review [PSP]
Posted on 10/2/2009
The biggest challenge here is finding decent gameplay among the mess of broken camera angles and split personality AI difficulty. …

Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 9/30/2009
This enhanced version of Ninja Gaiden II is bigger, better, and more exhilarating.

Dead Space Extraction Review [Wii]
Posted on 9/30/2009
This story-focused on-rails shooter is a worthy follow-up to Dead Space that delivers the same sorts of thrills, chills, and …

MotorStorm Arctic Edge Review [PSP]
Posted on 9/30/2009
This riotous off-road racer provides plenty of boisterous fun, in spite of a few irregularities.

MySims Agents Review [Wii]
Posted on 9/30/2009
It may look like a little kid’s game, but the latest entry in the MySims series is the best to …

Heroes Over Europe Review [PlayStation 3 Xbox 360]
Posted on 9/29/2009
Heroes Over Europe offers some enjoyable arcade dogfighting, but it lacks the depth and excitement needed to keep you coming …

Gran Turismo Review [PSP]
Posted on 9/29/2009
This GT5 appetizer is a very good driving game in its own right, especially if you have friends to enjoy …

Katamari Forever Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 9/29/2009
Rolling a katamari is as charming as ever, but you may have rolled most of these katamaris before.

Spyborgs Review [Wii]
Posted on 9/29/2009
Spyborgs serves up competent two-player cooperative action on a nice-looking platter, but the dish is bland and unappetizing.

The Warriors: Street Brawl Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 9/29/2009
You won’t want to come out to play with this clunky beat-’em-up.

Zombie Apocalypse Review [Xbox 360 PlayStation 3]
Posted on 9/28/2009
This undead-themed dual-stick shooter is good, dumb, retro fun.

Order of War Review [PC]
Posted on 9/25/2009
This simple real-time strategy game isn’t original, but it’s a lot of fun.

Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days Review [DS]
Posted on 9/25/2009
Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days is a great adventure with a ton of heart.

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed Tatooine Mission Pack Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 9/25/2009
This short-but-sweet slice of saber action isn’t worth the high asking price.

Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 9/24/2009
This blend of vehicular combat and soccer is fun in short sessions, but it’s too frustrating to offer much long-term …

Shin Megami Tensei: Persona Review [PSP]
Posted on 9/24/2009
This decidedly old-school role-playing game got a fresh coat of paint but not the complete overhaul it needed.

Ashes Cricket 2009 Review [PC]
Posted on 9/24/2009
Bugs and glitches mar an otherwise fair attempt at bringing the gentleman’s sport to the PC.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Smash-Up Review [Wii]
Posted on 9/23/2009
This brawler has good combat and solid content, but it lacks the refinement and razzle-dazzle to earn a title shot. …

Bubble Bobble Neo Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 9/23/2009
This enjoyable remake proves that bubble popping never goes out of style, but a few control quirks hamper the fun. …

Pinball Hall of Fame - The Williams Collection Review [PlayStation 3 Xbox 360]
Posted on 9/23/2009
This collection of 13 pinball tables offers more than enough variety to justify the price that you pay for infinite …

NHL 2K10 Review [PlayStation 3 Xbox 360 Wii]
Posted on 9/22/2009
NHL 2K10 may be a shallow, straightforward arcade hockey game, but it isn’t without its charms.

Resident Evil 5 Review [PC]
Posted on 9/22/2009
Resident Evil 5 is a fun and frantic evolution of RE4’s breakthrough gameplay and the series’ horror themes.

Marvel vs. Capcom 2 Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 9/22/2009
The rerelease of this classic brawler will gladly take you for a ride, but the trip isn’t without its share …

Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2 Review [PSP Wii]
Posted on 9/21/2009
This clumsy and unsatisfying sequel is a major step backward.

Halo 3: ODST Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 9/21/2009
An awesome campaign and addictive new Firefight mode make ODST a thrilling new entry in the Halo franchise.

Darkest of Days Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 9/21/2009
Both the past and the future look dreary in this bizarre and unsatisfying time-travel shooter.

Pinball Hall of Fame - The Williams Collection Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 9/18/2009
This collection of 13 pinball tables offers more than enough variety to justify the price that you pay for infinite …

Majesty 2: The Fantasy Kingdom Sim Review [PC]
Posted on 9/18/2009
Majesty 2 wastes its unique premise on quests loaded with repetition.

Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2 Review [Wii PlayStation 3 Xbox 360]
Posted on 9/17/2009
This clumsy and unsatisfying sequel is a step backward.

Defense Grid: The Awakening Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 9/17/2009
This exceptionally balanced tower defense game will keep you coming back to fight off the alien invasion for just one …

Championship Manager 2010 Review [PC]
Posted on 9/17/2009
This year, Championship Manager is trying harder than ever, but it still isn’t championship material.

Need for Speed: Shift Review [Xbox 360 PlayStation 3]
Posted on 9/16/2009
In trying to offer something for everyone, this jack-of-all-trades racing game is unlikely to completely satisfy anybody.

Scribblenauts Review [DS]
Posted on 9/16/2009
This imaginative puzzle game will stimulate your creativity and delight you in spite of its imprecise controls.

IL-2: Sturmovik: Birds of Prey Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 9/16/2009
This World War II flight sim offers thrilling dogfighting in both simulation and arcade-style gameplay, but it’s hampered by frame …

Darkest of Days Review [PC]
Posted on 9/15/2009
Both the past and the future look dreary in this bizarre and unsatisfying time-travel shooter.

CrimeCraft Review [PC]
Posted on 9/15/2009
This “persistent world next-gen shooter” gets the shooting right but the “persistent world” part pretty wrong.

Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2 Review [PlayStation 3 Xbox 360]
Posted on 9/15/2009
A colorful cast of comic characters enlivens this fun and technically uneven sequel.

NHL 10 Review [PlayStation 3 Xbox 360]
Posted on 9/14/2009
While it isn’t as big of a leap forward as last year’s game, NHL 10 is still one fantastic hockey …

Officers Review [PC]
Posted on 9/14/2009
An unholy alliance of punishing difficulty, busted multiplayer, and glaring translation issues overrun this real-time strategy game’s positive features.

Champions Online Review [PC]
Posted on 9/11/2009
This hero-themed online game is light on content, but at least it has enough superpowered hijinks to last you the …

Section 8 Review [Xbox 360 PC]
Posted on 9/11/2009
This generic-looking shooter may not turn the genre on its head, but it has enough dynamic objectives and satisfying combat …

IL-2: Sturmovik: Birds of Prey Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 9/11/2009
This World War II flight sim offers thrilling dogfighting in both simulation and arcade-style gameplay, but it’s hampered by frame …

Magic: The Gathering - Duels of the Planeswalkers Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 9/11/2009
It’s not fully-featured enough to work as a substitute for the card game on which it’s based, but it’s an …

Batman: Arkham Asylum Review [PC]
Posted on 9/11/2009
You don’t need to be a fan of Batman to enjoy this excellent third-person action game.

Phantom Brave: We Meet Again Review [Wii]
Posted on 9/10/2009
Phantom Brave is a charming and challenging strategy role-playing game that should satisfy both new and returning players.

Yo-Ho Kablammo Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 9/10/2009
There’s not much wind behind the sails of this oceanic combat game.

Guitar Hero 5 Review [PlayStation 3 Xbox 360]
Posted on 9/10/2009
Wide-ranging improvements and an excellent new Party Play mode make Guitar Hero 5 a great way to bring some rock …

The Beatles: Rock Band Review [Wii PlayStation 3 Xbox 360]
Posted on 9/9/2009
Stellar presentation and vocal harmonies help make The Beatles: Rock Band something special in the world of music games.

Dirt 2 Review [PlayStation 3 Xbox 360]
Posted on 9/9/2009
If you have any interest whatsoever in off-road racing you’d do well to take this beautiful and thrilling game for …

DiRT 2 Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 9/8/2009
If you have any interest whatsoever in off-road racing you’d do well to take this beautiful and thrilling game for …

Muramasa: The Demon Blade Review [Wii]
Posted on 9/8/2009
This 2D hack-and-slash adventure lacks depth, but the striking backgrounds make it easy to get sucked into its world.

Warriors Orochi 2 Review [PSP]
Posted on 9/3/2009
The Warriors series continues to set the standard for repetitive button mashing in this dull, ugly sequel.

SoulCalibur: Broken Destiny Review [PSP]
Posted on 9/2/2009
The first portable SoulCalibur is very good, but it lacks both compelling single-player content and online play.

Guitar Hero 5 Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 9/2/2009
Wide-ranging improvements and an excellent new Party Play mode make Guitar Hero 5 a great way to bring some rock …

Raven Squad Review [Xbox 360 PC]
Posted on 9/2/2009
Raven Squad is 90 percent first-person shooter, 10 percent strategy game, and 100 percent bad.

Raven Squad Review [PC]
Posted on 9/1/2009
Raven Squad is 90 percent first-person shooter, 10 percent strategy game, and 100 percent bad.

Spectrobes: Origins Review [Wii]
Posted on 8/31/2009
Unsophisticated mechanics and repetitive battles plague this generic space adventure.

Invincible Tiger: The Legend of Han Tao Review [Xbox 360 PlayStation 3]
Posted on 8/28/2009
The visuals are fancy, but this kung fu game suffers from uninspired combat and unresponsive controls.

Mass Effect: Pinnacle Station Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 8/28/2009
Mass Effect’s latest add-on is an insult to fans clamoring for new content.

Smash Cars Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 8/27/2009
Racing these speedy little cars can be fun, but Smash Cars is disappointingly light on content.

Cursed Mountain Review [Wii]
Posted on 8/27/2009
This Himalayan horror adventure will send chills up your spine, even though the controls are as cursed as the titular …

Osmos Review [PC]
Posted on 8/25/2009
This crafty and calming puzzle game won’t addict you, but it will lull you into the occasional trance.

Fallout 3: Broken Steel Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 8/25/2009
The third add-on pack for Fallout 3 is packed with action and gives you plenty of bang for the buck. …

Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box Review [DS]
Posted on 8/24/2009
Professor Layton’s second adventure offers more clever puzzles to solve, more varied and interesting areas to explore, and another thrilling …

Batman: Arkham Asylum Review [PlayStation 3 Xbox 360]
Posted on 8/24/2009
You don’t need to be a fan of Batman to enjoy this excellent third-person action game.

Ashes Cricket 2009 Review [PlayStation 3 Xbox 360]
Posted on 8/24/2009
Bugs and glitches mar an otherwise fair attempt at bringing the gentleman’s sport to consoles.

Return to Mysterious Island 2 Review [PC]
Posted on 8/21/2009
Slavish devotion to an old-fashioned adventure formula makes Return to Mysterious Island 2 hard to take.

Wolfenstein Review [PC PlayStation 3 Xbox 360]
Posted on 8/21/2009
Nazis and necromancy mix once again in this flawed but fun sequel.

Brave: A Warrior’s Tale Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 8/21/2009
A cruelly hijacked story makes this otherwise serviceable game a pale shadow of adventures past.

Dissidia: Final Fantasy Review [PSP]
Posted on 8/20/2009
This role-playing/fighting hybrid is more than just fan service: It is a fun and flashy game that keeps on giving. …

Madden NFL 10 Review [Wii PlayStation 3 Xbox 360]
Posted on 8/20/2009
Madden NFL 10 on the Wii makes some great strides in differentiating itself from its counterparts, but it also neglects …

Shadow Complex Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 8/18/2009
With a carefully balanced blend of action and exploration, Shadow Complex is Super Metroid for a new generation.

Red Faction: Guerrilla - Demons of the Badlands Review [PlayStation 3 Xbox 360]
Posted on 8/18/2009
This downloadable prologue is a bit barren, but it still packs a delightfully destructive punch.

C.O.R.E. Review [DS]
Posted on 8/18/2009
This archaic first-person shooter is lousy to its core.

Wolfenstein Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 8/18/2009
Nazis and necromancy mix once again in this flawed but fun sequel.

Fossil Fighters Review [DS]
Posted on 8/18/2009
Fossil Fighters’ robust roster of collectible dinosaurs and its fast-paced, lightly tactical battles make it an appealing adventure.

Madden NFL 10 Review [PlayStation 3 Xbox 360]
Posted on 8/17/2009
A number of features make Madden NFL 10 a more realistic and enjoyable portrayal of football, but a few problems–both …

Lego Battles Review [DS]
Posted on 8/13/2009
Bothersome control issues won’t keep you from enjoying this charming strategy game.

The Path Review [PC]
Posted on 8/13/2009
It’s slow to unfold and simple to play, but you won’t soon forget this extraordinary work of interactive fiction.

Madden NFL 10 Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 8/12/2009
A number of features make Madden NFL 10 a more realistic and enjoyable portrayal of football, but a few problems–both …

Fallout 3: The Pitt Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 8/11/2009
Grim cityscapes and an intriguing moral dilemma help this Fallout 3 addition overcome its quirks.

G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra Review [DS Wii Xbox 360 PlayStation 3]
Posted on 8/10/2009
A few bright spots prove that this clumsy, unsatisfying film tie-in could have been much better.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time Re-Shelled Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 8/7/2009
This shallow, simplistic beat-’em-up is stuck in the past.

East India Company Review [PC]
Posted on 8/7/2009
This naval-centric strategy game merely treads water.

G-Force Review [PSP]
Posted on 8/7/2009
Jumping around is a lot more fun than engaging in combat in this licensed movie adaptation.

Marvel vs. Capcom 2 Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 8/6/2009
The rerelease of this classic brawler will gladly take you for a ride, but the trip isn’t without its share …

Fallout 3: Mothership Zeta Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 8/6/2009
It may be a change of scenery, but the final Fallout 3 downloadable content pack ends the saga on a …

G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra Review [Wii Xbox 360 PlayStation 3]
Posted on 8/5/2009
This action game teaches a valuable lesson: Avoid poor film tie-ins.

Dynasty Warriors: Strikeforce Review [PSP]
Posted on 8/5/2009
This entertaining hack-and-slash game is best played with a few friends.

Memento Mori Review [PC]
Posted on 8/4/2009
Memento Mori is a plodding adventure that makes the world of art forgeries and ancient mysteries seem dull.

Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs Review [PlayStation 3 Xbox 360]
Posted on 8/4/2009
Ice Age may be kid-friendly, funny, and faithful to the movie, but it’s also repetitive and over too quickly.

BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger Review [PlayStation 3 Xbox 360]
Posted on 8/4/2009
BlazBlue is a worthy successor to Guilty Gear. It’s also a fast-paced, colorful fighting game with a lot to offer. …

G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra Review [Xbox 360 PlayStation 3]
Posted on 8/4/2009
This action game teaches a valuable lesson: Avoid poor film tie-ins.

Strikers 1945 Plus Portable Review [PSP]
Posted on 8/3/2009
This arcade shooter is too short and generic to justify its high price.

SingStar Queen Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 8/3/2009
With a little effort, SingStar Queen’s riotous rock will make you feel like a star.

Clutch Review [PC]
Posted on 8/3/2009
The cheap thrill of driving into crowds of mutants helps this car combat game overcome its obvious flaws.

The King of Fighters XII Review [PlayStation 3 Xbox 360]
Posted on 7/31/2009
The King of Fighters XII is the latest chapter in 15 years of fighting game history. It’s also a disappointment. …

Shatter Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 7/28/2009
Shatter is brick breaking at its best–simple, innovative, and beautiful.

Roogoo Attack Review [DS]
Posted on 7/28/2009
Roogoo Attack is harmless enough, but unlike the best puzzlers, it won’t get under your skin.

Bionic Commando Review [PC]
Posted on 7/28/2009
The PC port of this inconsistent action adventure smacks of indifference.

G-Force Review [Wii Xbox 360 PlayStation 3]
Posted on 7/27/2009
Fun combat and crafty puzzles make this a good companion to the blockbuster movie.

Tales of Monkey Island Chapter 1: Launch of the Screaming Narwhal Review [Wii]
Posted on 7/27/2009
This humorous and enjoyable adventure is seaworthy, despite some visual choppiness.

Watchmen: The End Is Nigh Parts 1 and 2 Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 7/24/2009
These two episodes boast brutally entertaining combat, but repetition dampens the excitement after a while.

Watchmen: The End Is Nigh Complete Experience Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 7/24/2009
The mandatory movie pack-in makes this shallow yet brutally entertaining action game a questionable value

‘Splosion Man Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 7/24/2009
This quirky platformer blows up real good.

Roogoo: Twisted Towers Review [Wii]
Posted on 7/24/2009
This puzzler had potential, but a few stumbling blocks suck out much of the fun.

Unbound Saga Review [PSP]
Posted on 7/23/2009
Unbound Saga is one brutally boring brawler.

Overlord II Review [PC]
Posted on 7/23/2009
You can do more fun things with your minions, but Overlord II hasn’t shaken some of the issues which held …

Wii Sports Resort Review [Wii]
Posted on 7/22/2009
A wide variety of games and accessible-yet-deep controls make Wii Sports Resort a must-have party game.

Death to Spies: Moment of Truth Review [PC]
Posted on 7/21/2009
This World War II stealth sequel is extremely hard, but if you’re the patient type, it’s also rewarding.

Madballs in Babo: Invasion Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 7/20/2009
Fast-paced multiplayer with a dash of strategic depth gets Madballs rolling, but stuttering visuals and lag issues may bring your …

Out of the Park Baseball X Review [PC]
Posted on 7/17/2009
Out of the Park Baseball X is the most lifelike edition yet of this number-crunching baseball simulation.

Infernal: Hell’s Vengeance Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 7/17/2009
If you live a life of sin and gluttony, Infernal will be waiting for you in the afterlife.

The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition Review [PC Xbox 360]
Posted on 7/16/2009
If you’ve got opposable thumbs, a sense of humor, and a brain that you’re not afraid to use, this puzzle-filled …

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Review [PSP]
Posted on 7/15/2009
This dull and unpleasant action game is in desperate need of a tune-up.

Dawn of Discovery Review [PC]
Posted on 7/15/2009
It’s complex and daunting, but this rich game of exploring, city building, and trading is also tremendously captivating.

The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 7/15/2009
If you’ve got opposable thumbs, a sense of humor, and a brain that you’re not afraid to use, this puzzle-filled …

Holy Invasion of Privacy, Badman! What Did I Do to Deserve This? Review [PSP]
Posted on 7/13/2009
This tower-defense-style game brings some unique ideas and bizarre humor to the table, but is hampered by frustratingly unpredictable units. …

The Bigs 2 Review [Xbox 360 PlayStation 3]
Posted on 7/10/2009
The excitement of arcade-style supermoves, combined with the deep mechanics of the real sport, makes The Bigs 2 a thrilling …

Pangya: Fantasy Golf Review [PSP]
Posted on 7/10/2009
This colorful golf game offers so much great single-player content that it’ll be weeks before you notice the lack of …

Bit.Trip Core Review [Wii]
Posted on 7/9/2009
The psychedelic sequel to Bit.Trip Beat improves upon its predecessor and has an entirely different sort of rhythm shooter action. …

Mega Man Star Force 3: Red Joker Review [DS]
Posted on 7/9/2009
Mega Man Star Force 3 is another disappointing installment in a tired franchise in need of a reboot.

Mega Man Star Force 3: Black Ace Review [DS]
Posted on 7/9/2009
Mega Man Star Force 3 is another disappointing installment in a tired franchise in need of a reboot.

Blood Bowl Review [PC]
Posted on 7/8/2009
This board game translation is a lot of fun, but it could have been so much more.

Pro Evolution Soccer 2009 Review [Wii]
Posted on 7/8/2009
Refined controls and additional modes of play make Pro Evo’s second Wii outing an improvement over last year’s debut.

Trine Review [PC]
Posted on 7/7/2009
This gorgeous, overpriced action platformer is fun on your own or with a couple of friends.

Fuel Review [PC]
Posted on 7/7/2009
This expansive arcade racer may be ambitious, but it doesn’t nail all of the basics.

The Punisher: No Mercy Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 7/6/2009
This online first-person shooter is too shallow and buggy to entertain for long.

Puffins: Island Adventure Review [DS]
Posted on 7/6/2009
This simple minigame collection is for the birds.

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Review [PlayStation 3 Wii]
Posted on 7/2/2009
The Half-Blood Prince is a lousy representation of the best-selling novel.

Still Life 2 Review [PC]
Posted on 7/1/2009
A disturbing story and traditional puzzles put a coda on the Still Life adventure series.

Hinterland: Orc Lords Review [PC]
Posted on 7/1/2009
Hinterland: Orc Lords plays like a remake of a very old game, but for once, that’s mostly a good thing. …

Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood Review [PlayStation 3 PC Xbox 360]
Posted on 7/1/2009
Top production values and exciting gameplay make Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood one call you should definitely heed.

Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood Review [PC Xbox 360]
Posted on 6/30/2009
Top production values and exciting gameplay make Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood one call you should definitely heed.

The Conduit Review [Wii]
Posted on 6/26/2009
Outstanding controls aren’t enough to save this generic and often frustrating shooter.

Overlord II Review [Xbox 360 PlayStation 3]
Posted on 6/24/2009
This demon-controlling adventure lets you do more fun things with your evil minions, but Overlord II hasn’t shaken all of …

Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor Review [DS]
Posted on 6/23/2009
This fantastic hybrid role-playing game will pull you in with its thrilling story and keep you coming back for more. …

CellFactor: Psychokinetic Wars Review [PlayStation 3 Xbox 360]
Posted on 6/23/2009
You get what you pay for with this budget first-person shooter.

Let’s Tap Review [Wii]
Posted on 6/19/2009
This party game is a bit light on content, but its bizarre controls and unusual selection of games make it …

Blueberry Garden Review [PC]
Posted on 6/19/2009
This little platformer isn’t engaging, charming, or clever enough to even be worth its low asking price.

Final Fantasy IV: The After Years Review [Wii]
Posted on 6/17/2009
This egregious, twisted mess of narrative is not an auspicious start to Square Enix’s latest foray into the realm of …

Grand Slam Tennis Review [Wii]
Posted on 6/17/2009
EA’s new tennis game makes a number of unforced errors that hamper what could’ve been a brilliant package.

Ghostbusters The Video Game Review [Wii Xbox 360 PlayStation 3 PC DS]
Posted on 6/17/2009
Ghostbusters is such riotous fun that you’ll forgive its short length.

Ghostbusters The Video Game Review [Xbox 360 PlayStation 3 PC DS]
Posted on 6/16/2009
Despite some drawbacks, this satisfying adventure is just what you’d want from a Ghostbusters game: it’s funny and it’s fun. …

The Munchables Review [Wii]
Posted on 6/15/2009
Fend off fruity interstellar freebooters in this shallow piratical adventure.

Prototype Review [PlayStation 3 PC Xbox 360]
Posted on 6/15/2009
This open-world action game set in Manhattan is proof that even viral outbreaks can be incredibly fun if they’re done …

Black Sigil: Blade of the Exiled Review [DS]
Posted on 6/12/2009
While Black Sigil comes with all the basic trappings of a traditional RPG, it’s too frustrating and unoriginal to stand …

Dokapon Journey Review [DS]
Posted on 6/12/2009
This role-playing board game takes delight in letting you mess with your friends, and it’s fun for as long as …

Up Review [Wii Xbox 360]
Posted on 6/12/2009
The charm of the film’s characters isn’t enough to save this simple, tedious platformer.

Zen Pinball Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 6/10/2009
Great theme tables and fast-paced action make Zen Pinball a winner.

Sherlock Holmes vs. Jack the Ripper Review [PC]
Posted on 6/10/2009
The Victorian era’s greatest fictional sleuth takes on its most infamous real-life villain in an adventure that alternates between generic …

Fuel Review [PlayStation 3 Xbox 360]
Posted on 6/10/2009
This expansive arcade racer may be ambitious, but it doesn’t nail all of the basics.

Delta Force: Xtreme 2 Review [PC]
Posted on 6/10/2009
This “xtremely” forgettable first-person shooter doesn’t excel at anything.

PDC World Championship Darts 2009 Review [Wii]
Posted on 6/9/2009
PDC 2009 improves on last year’s game in many keys areas, but it still doesn’t hit the bull’s-eye.

Damnation Review [PC PlayStation 3 Xbox 360]
Posted on 6/9/2009
This third-person shooter is a trip into hell.

Rock Band Unplugged Review [PSP]
Posted on 6/9/2009
Smart design choices make this handheld debut for the Rock Band series a great one.

Jagged Alliance Review [DS]
Posted on 6/9/2009
This classic turn-based strategy game feels old and slow on the Nintendo DS.

Red Faction: Guerrilla [PlayStation 3 Xbox 360]
Posted on 6/4/2009
Though repetitive, this third-person action game is a great open-world adventure for anyone with an appetite for destruction.

The Sims 3 Review [PC]
Posted on 6/1/2009
The latest Sims game is also the greatest, striking a terrific balance between the fresh and the familiar.

Swords and Soldiers Review [Wii]
Posted on 5/29/2009
Swords and Soldiers is an engaging, goofy romp that takes out the complexity of other real-time strategy games but leaves …

Wallace & Gromit Episode 1 Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 5/29/2009
This mild-mannered adventure neatly captures the whimsical charm of Wallace & Gromit.

Yosumin! LIVE review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 5/29/2009
This color-matching game is too random and shallow to entertain for long.

EA Sports Active Review [Wii]
Posted on 5/28/2009
You can really feel the burn with this collection of exercises and sports-themed challenges.

Raiden Fighters Aces Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 5/27/2009
Budget-priced and packed with options, this arcade shooter compilation is a decent game and a good value.

Help Wanted: 50 Wacky Jobs Review [Wii]
Posted on 5/27/2009
This vocational minigame collection provides some wacky fun, despite sometimes feeling like a chore.

Art Style: PiCTOBiTS Review [DS]
Posted on 5/27/2009
A crushing difficulty level and troublesome controls overshadow the unique block-busting tools of this DSi puzzle game.

Super Robot Taisen OG Saga: Endless Frontier Review [DS]
Posted on 5/26/2009
Fantastic combat and smart writing give Super Robot Taisen OG Saga: Endless Frontier an edge over its cookie-cutter trappings.

Crimson Gem Saga Review [PSP]
Posted on 5/26/2009
Crimson Gem Saga’s cheery veneer quickly wears away to show a simple, uninspired role-playing game.

Killing Floor Review [PC]
Posted on 5/26/2009
This former Unreal Tournament 2004 mod is more fun than it has any right to be.

inFAMOUS Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 5/22/2009
Incredible freedom of movement, intense combat, and an enthralling story make Infamous an impressive open-world action game.

SBK Superbike World Championship [PSP]
Posted on 5/21/2009
The only way this drab PSP motorcycle racing game will get your pulse racing is through sheer frustration.

Trash Panic Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 5/20/2009
It may be about garbage, but Trash Panic is not rubbish: It’s an innovative puzzler that rewards patience, planning, and …

Punch-Out!! Review [Wii]
Posted on 5/20/2009
Punch-Out for the Wii isn’t much different from the NES version, but it hardly matters when it’s this much fun. …

Terminator Salvation Review [PC PlayStation 3 Xbox 360]
Posted on 5/20/2009
This bare-bones movie tie-in is like a machine with synthetic rubber skin: it’s not fooling anyone and you should stay …

Boom Blox Bash Party Review [Wii]
Posted on 5/20/2009
With strong multiplayer, new modes, and lots of destruction, this block-bashing sequel is ready for its spotlight.

Terminator Salvation Review [PlayStation 3 Xbox 360]
Posted on 5/19/2009
This bare-bones movie tie-in is like a machine with synthetic rubber skin: it’s not fooling anyone and you should stay …

Bionic Commando Review [PlayStation 3 Xbox 360]
Posted on 5/19/2009
Bionic Commando has some enjoyable moments, but consistent fun always seems just out of arm’s reach.

Star Trek: D-A-C Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 5/15/2009
This stripped top-down shooter is the very definition of a cheap cash-in.

Battlestations: Pacific Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 5/13/2009
Strategy and action merge in this complex and exciting sequel.

Arkanoid Live Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 5/13/2009
This XBLA update of the classic brick-breaker is let down by poor presentation and imprecise controls.

Helldorado Review [PC]
Posted on 5/12/2009
Excruciating difficulty makes this latest addition to the Desperados family one frustrating trip back to the Wild West.

Plants vs. Zombies Review [PC]
Posted on 5/11/2009
Addictive action and supercute visuals make Plants vs. Zombies an enjoyable, engaging romp.

X-Men Origins: Wolverine Review [PC]
Posted on 5/7/2009
It’s derivative and occasionally buggy, but solid action and over-the-top gore make X-Men Origins: Wolverine a cut above other movie …

Space Invaders Extreme Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 5/7/2009
Space Invaders Extreme is short, but there’s plenty to keep your hands, eyes, and ears occupied during this psychedelic invasion. …

Leisure Suit Larry: Box Office Bust Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 5/7/2009
Poor technical performance joins mindless, repetitive gameplay and a truly atrocious sense of humor in the PlayStation 3 version of …

Zombie Wranglers Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 5/7/2009
A broken, boring, bland zombie killfest.

Neverwinter Nights 2: Mysteries of Westgate Review [PC]
Posted on 5/6/2009
Mysteries of Westgate finally debuts for Neverwinter Nights 2, with decidedly mixed results.

Virtual ON Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 5/6/2009
This giant robot action game makes up for its lack of accessibility with fun, nuanced combat.

Night at the Museum Review [Wii]
Posted on 5/5/2009
A few cute moments can’t disguise this movie tie-in’s biggest problem: its criminally short length.

Velvet Assassin Review [PC Xbox 360]
Posted on 5/5/2009
A realistic war-zone atmosphere and rewarding stealth action make this an intense look at World War II, despite some problems. …

Velvet Assassin Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 5/4/2009
A realistic war-zone atmosphere and rewarding stealth action make this an intense look at World War II, despite some problems. …

Klonoa Review [Wii]
Posted on 5/4/2009
This classic platformer is as fun and good-looking as ever, but it’s over before you know it.

Stalin vs. Martians Review [PC]
Posted on 5/1/2009
Do not play, look at, or even think about this mangled wreck of a strategy game.

Avalon Code Review [DS]
Posted on 5/1/2009
Avalon Code offers unique mechanics but ultimately fails to come together well.

And Yet It Moves Review [PC]
Posted on 5/1/2009
Clever design and a quirky artistic style make this gimmicky puzzle platformer worth playing.

Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 5/1/2009
A few cute moments can’t disguise this movie tie-in’s biggest problem: its criminally short length.

X-Men Origins: Wolverine Review [Xbox 360 PlayStation 3]
Posted on 4/30/2009
It’s derivative and occasionally buggy, but solid action and over-the-top gore make X-Men Origins: Wolverine a cut above other movie …

Zeno Clash Review [PC]
Posted on 4/30/2009
Zeno Clash is surreal and relentlessly bizarre, but sheer weirdness takes this first-person brawler only so far.

Air Conflicts: Aces of World War II Review [PSP]
Posted on 4/28/2009
A number of notable frustrations keep this moderately enjoyable flight-combat sim from soaring.

Cocoto Platform Jumper Review [Wii]
Posted on 4/28/2009
Stilted controls and awkward action give Cocoto Platform Jumper a musty, old-school smell.

Excitebots: Trick Racing Review [Wii]
Posted on 4/24/2009
Excitebots takes speedy racing and injects it with crazy stunts and wacky minigames. The result is riotously fun.

Lode Runner Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 4/24/2009
This iteration delivers all the fast-paced, intellectually challenging action that has made Lode Runner such an enduring classic.

Cryostasis: The Sleep of Reason Review [PC]
Posted on 4/24/2009
Flashes of frozen brilliance help this cold-blooded horror game overcome its technological flaws.

Comet Crash Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 4/22/2009
Cunning defensive strategies and the ability to build up attacking armies make this one amazing tower-defense game.

Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 2 Review [PlayStation 2 Xbox 360 PlayStation 3]
Posted on 4/22/2009
This bot-filled sequel delivers all of the mind-numbing monotony that we’ve come to expect from the Dynasty Warriors franchise.

Company of Heroes: Tales of Valor Review [PC]
Posted on 4/21/2009
This short expansion is only for Company of Heroes completionists.

Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 2 Review [Xbox 360 PlayStation 3]
Posted on 4/21/2009
This bot-filled sequel delivers all of the mind-numbing monotony we’ve come to expect from the Dynasty Warriors franchise.

Patapon 2 Review [PSP]
Posted on 4/20/2009
Patapon 2 adds plenty of new ideas to the already unique gameplay, making it a worthy successor to the original. …

Dragon Ball: Evolution Review [PSP]
Posted on 4/20/2009
This PSP fighter’s limited roster, flat presentation, and dim-witted AI result in a wholly uninteresting combat experience.

MotoGP Review [Wii]
Posted on 4/17/2009
Simulation racing fans beware; this racer will test your patience more than your riding skills.

Zubo Review [DS]
Posted on 4/16/2009
Unique combat and cheery visuals make this kid-friendly role-playing game fun, despite some flaws.

Death Track: Resurrection Review [PC]
Posted on 4/16/2009
This car combat racing game provides some high speed fun, but numerous frustrations and a lack of online play put …

Broken Sword: Shadows of the Templars Director’s Cut Review [Wii]
Posted on 4/16/2009
Superior animation, an engaging story, and clever puzzles make Broken Sword well worth investigating, despite the occasional glitch.

Demigod Review [PC]
Posted on 4/15/2009
Online connection issues and a dearth of content keep this fun hybrid game from reigning supreme.

Cate West: The Vanishing Files Review [Wii]
Posted on 4/15/2009
If you’re itching to play a hidden-object game, The Vanishing Files will be like rubbing up against a tree: it’s …

Rag Doll Kung Fu: Fists of Plastic Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 4/14/2009
The visual excellence of this party-oriented fighting game can’t make up for the fact that it’s just not that much …

Lux-Pain Review [DS]
Posted on 4/14/2009
With nonsensical dialogue muddling the complex plot, Lux-Pain shows how an entire experience can be ruined by poor localization.

Flock Review [PlayStation 3 Xbox 360 PC]
Posted on 4/14/2009
Corralling livestock is a fun new way to solve puzzles, but some agitating quirks will push the impatient away.

Pokemon Platinum Review [DS]
Posted on 4/13/2009
Although not exactly fresh, Pokemon Platinum’s substantial fine-tuning and new features make it the best special edition yet.

Dark Sector Review [PC]
Posted on 4/13/2009
This third-person action game lacks the compelling storyline that it alludes to early on, but offers plenty of enjoyable combat …

Gardening Mama Review [DS]
Posted on 4/10/2009
Mama’s minigames bloom nicely in their new garden thanks to improved game design.

Major Minor’s Majestic March Review [Wii]
Posted on 4/8/2009
Problematic controls rain on this whimsical, yet shallow, parade.

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Echoes of Time Review [DS Wii]
Posted on 4/7/2009
Hiding amid an onslaught of tedious puzzles is some compelling dungeon-crawling action.

Ninja Blade Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 4/7/2009
This derivative action game is a bunch of silly, stylish fun.

Burn Zombie Burn Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 4/6/2009
It’s short on variety, but an innovative risk-vs.-reward scoring system makes Burn Zombie Burn an intriguing entry in the top-down …

BattleForge Review [PC]
Posted on 4/3/2009
This fascinating hybrid of real-time strategy and collectible card battling offers a unique and enjoyable take on both genres.

WarioWare: Snapped! Review [DS]
Posted on 4/3/2009
These microgames are so brief that you spend more time wrestling with the camera than you do actually playing.

Don King Boxing Review [Wii]
Posted on 4/3/2009
Good controls can’t cover up for the boring, lifeless fights.

The Dishwasher Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 4/3/2009
This brutally difficult side-scroller is good, bloody entertainment.

Broken Sword: Shadows of the Templars Director’s Cut Review [DS]
Posted on 4/2/2009
Superior animation, an engaging story, and clever puzzles make Broken Sword well worth investigating.

Marble Saga: Kororinpa Review [Wii]
Posted on 4/2/2009
It retains some of its predecessor’s faults, but Marble Saga is still a leap forward for the Kororinpa series.

Drakensang: The Dark Eye Review [PC]
Posted on 4/1/2009
This epic role-playing game has great depth, but is hampered by a number of significant design flaws.

Rhythm Heaven Review [DS]
Posted on 4/1/2009
This unusual music game is as satisfying as it is strange, but the high difficulty limits its appeal.

Guitar Hero: Metallica Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 3/31/2009
Guitar Hero: Metallica is a juiced-up track pack likely to please both solo guitarists and full-on bands.

Tokyo Beat Down Review [DS]
Posted on 3/31/2009
Despite its amusing story and crazy characters, Tokyo Beat Down can’t fight off mediocrity.

Stormrise Review [PC Xbox 360 PlayStation 3]
Posted on 3/30/2009
This frustrating, broken mess is one of the worst strategy games in years.

Henry Hatsworth in the Puzzling Adventure Review [DS]
Posted on 3/26/2009
This odd combination of platforming and block busting makes for one awesome experience.

Wheelman Review [PlayStation 3 Xbox 360]
Posted on 3/26/2009
Wheelman offers plenty of movie-style thrills, although it’s hamstrung by terrible on-foot gameplay.

Wanted: Weapons of Fate Review [PlayStation 3 Xbox 360]
Posted on 3/25/2009
This movie-inspired shooter is fun for a while, but the action becomes repetitive long before you reach the end of …

Legends of Wrestlemania Review [PlayStation 3 Xbox 360]
Posted on 3/24/2009
Legends of Wrestlemania strikes a great nostalgic chord but quickly goes flat.

Codename Panzers: Cold War Review [PC]
Posted on 3/24/2009
The latest addition to the Codename Panzers lineup is too straightforward and simplistic.

Men of War Review [PC]
Posted on 3/24/2009
This World War II real-time strategy game delivers unique gameplay despite control issues.

Red Alert 3 Uprising Review [PC]
Posted on 3/23/2009
This misguided expansion pack does the unthinkable: It makes Red Alert 3 boring.

Bit.Trip Beat Review [Wii]
Posted on 3/20/2009
Bit.Trip Beat is a fast, furious rhythm game with fun and exciting gameplay despite its eccentricities.

Valkyrie Profile: Covenant of the Plume Review [DS]
Posted on 3/20/2009
Covenant of the Plume is a tolerable, if undistinguished, strategy role-playing hybrid.

The Last Remnant Review [PC]
Posted on 3/20/2009
The PC version of this fun and fascinating role-playing game is far superior to its Xbox 360 counterpart.

Suikoden Tierkreis Review [DS]
Posted on 3/20/2009
While it abandons the the long-running story that defines the franchise, Suikoden Tierkreis offers a brisk, beautiful role-playing experience.

Ready 2 Rumble Revolution Review [Wii]
Posted on 3/20/2009
Broken controls destroy any fun that could have been had in this arcade boxer.

Resistance: Retribution Review [PSP]
Posted on 3/18/2009
Resistance: Retribution successfully migrates the series’ exciting action to the portable platform, with only a few bumps along the way. …

Major League Baseball 2K9 Review [Wii]
Posted on 3/18/2009
MLB 2K9 for the Wii is still a flawed distortion of baseball, but it’s definitely a better bet than its …

Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars Review [DS]
Posted on 3/17/2009
This isn’t just a DS version of GTA; this is a fantastic game that advances the series by introducing a …

Trivial Pursuit Review [Xbox 360 PlayStation 3 Wii]
Posted on 3/17/2009
There are plenty of good trivia questions, but this is a flawed port of the classic board game.

Blue Dragon Plus Review [DS]
Posted on 3/16/2009
The Blue Dragon franchise’s penchant for blandness continues in this adequate but uninspired sequel.

Resident Evil 5 Review [PlayStation 3 Xbox 360]
Posted on 3/13/2009
Resident Evil 5 is a fun and frantic evolution of RE4’s breakthrough gameplay and the series’ horror themes.

Crystal Defenders Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 3/13/2009
This Final Fantasy-themed tower defense game is bland and uninspired.

Shellshock 2: Blood Trails Review [Xbox 360 PlayStation 3]
Posted on 3/12/2009
ShellShock 2: Blood Trails spices up Vietnam with a liberal application of zombies, but the controls and the generic shooter …

Sonic and the Black Knight Review [Wii]
Posted on 3/12/2009
Sonic finds shallow, frustrating gameplay awaiting him in the legendary realm of King Arthur.

MadWorld Review [Wii]
Posted on 3/11/2009
This comically savage action game overcomes its frustrations with liberal doses of blood and guts.

Peggle Dual Shot Review [DS]
Posted on 3/11/2009
Peggle Dual Shot is a faithful translation of the addictive peg-and-ball puzzler.

Dead Rising: Chop Till You Drop Review [Wii]
Posted on 3/11/2009
Dead Rising veterans might see a downsized port, but for newcomers this is an enjoyable horror-themed action game.

Empire: Total War Review [PC]
Posted on 3/9/2009
This strategy sequel is incredibly deep, broad, addictive–and a bit rough around the edges.

Major League Baseball 2K9 Review [PlayStation 3 Xbox 360]
Posted on 3/6/2009
MLB 2K9 is a deeply flawed funhouse-mirror distortion of baseball.

We Ski & Snowboard Review [Wii]
Posted on 3/6/2009
This accessible snow-sports game doesn’t improve on its predecessor as meaningfully as it might have, but is a lot of …

Watchmen: The End Is Nigh Review [Xbox 360 PlayStation 3 PC]
Posted on 3/6/2009
The End Is Nigh serves up light beat-’em-up fare with a Watchmen flavor. Those hungry for anything substantial will be …

Stoked Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 3/5/2009
What Stoked lacks in frills it more than makes up for in snowboarding thrills.

Star Ocean: The Last Hope Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 3/4/2009
An addictive, strategic combat system makes Star Ocean: The Last Hope worth playing despite its cliche storyline and annoying characters. …

Exit 2 Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 3/3/2009
Exit 2 doesn’t add much refinement, but it does offer a formidable new serving of challenging, engaging puzzle play.

Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon Review [DS]
Posted on 3/3/2009
Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon rejuvenates Marth’s 18-year-old journey with tactical dexterity and finesse.

ShellShock 2: Blood Trails Review [PC]
Posted on 2/27/2009
ShellShock 2: Blood Trails spices up Vietnam with a liberal application of zombies, but it does nothing to liven up …

Killzone 2 Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 2/26/2009
Killzone 2 boasts amazing visuals, an intense campaign, and extraordinary online play that will keep you coming back for more. …

Puzzle Quest: Galactrix Review [PC]
Posted on 2/26/2009
The sequel to Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords takes everything that was great about its predecessor and ruins it. …

50 Cent: Blood on the Sand Review [Xbox 360 PlayStation 3]
Posted on 2/24/2009
Over-the-top thug swagger and solid gameplay help 50 Cent’s new game crack the Top 40.

Death Tank Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 2/23/2009
Death Tank offers an exciting twist on tactical action, but its price tag will leave you feeling robbed.

Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II Review [PC]
Posted on 2/20/2009
Extraordinary online play makes it easy to overlook this strategy sequel’s less-impressive single-player campaign.

F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 2/20/2009
This somewhat scary sequel is a solid shooter, but it can’t keep pace with its lauded predecessor.

Halo Wars [Xbox 360]
Posted on 2/20/2009
Halo Wars is a fun strategy outing for fans of the universe, but it feels simplistic and short alongside other …

RacePro Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 2/19/2009
RacePro is an incredibly in-depth racing game that’s also an accessible and enjoyable driving experience.

Tenchu: Shadow Assassins Review [Wii]
Posted on 2/19/2009
Tenchu: Shadow Assassins attempts to sneak in the footsteps of its stealthy predecessors but ends up a stumbling, bungling mess. …

Onechanbara: Bikini Zombie Slayers Review [Wii]
Posted on 2/18/2009
Onechanbara makes zombie-slaying women boring.

Street Fighter IV Review [PlayStation 3 Xbox 360]
Posted on 2/18/2009
Robust and challenging single-player modes, strong online multiplayer, and gorgeous visuals make this a must-have for any fighter fan.

Prinny: Can I Really Be the Hero? Review [PSP]
Posted on 2/17/2009
This challenging, often-hilarious platformer provides a huge shift in the usually strategic Disgaea series.

Worldwide Soccer Manager 2009 Review [PC]
Posted on 2/17/2009
Football Manager 2009 may not be a beautiful game, but it’s still compelling in the extreme.

The House of the Dead: Overkill Review [Wii]
Posted on 2/13/2009
Even though it suffers from technical flaws, The House of the Dead: Overkill offers tons of entertainment with plenty of …

Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride Review [DS]
Posted on 2/13/2009
Dragon Quest V’s compelling North American debut offers a gripping story and enthralling gameplay.

Onechanbara: Bikini Samurai Squad Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 2/13/2009
How can a gory action game with women in bikinis fighting zombies go so wrong?

Flower Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 2/11/2009
Flower is a gorgeously crafted fable, and though short, it’s genuinely mesmerising.

Burnout Paradise: The Ultimate Box Review [PC]
Posted on 2/11/2009
The Ultimate Box brings many improvements to an already impressive game, and it’s one of the best racing games available …

Deadly Creatures Review [Wii]
Posted on 2/10/2009
Deadly Creatures is certainly creepy, but it’s fun as well.

3 on 3 NHL Arcade Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 2/9/2009
3 on 3 NHL Arcade is overpriced and annoying.

Football Manager Live Review [PC]
Posted on 2/9/2009
After years of solitude, the world’s most addictive management game goes multiplayer with great results.

Big Bang Mini Review [DS]
Posted on 2/6/2009
Beautiful visuals, great music, exciting gameplay, and an innovative control scheme make Big Bang Mini one of the best DS …

Retro Game Challenge [DS]
Posted on 2/6/2009
The charms, variety, and authenticity of this unusual compilation of 8-bit-style games help it shine in spite of some flaws. …

Savage Moon Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 2/6/2009
Savage Moon offers a decent challenge for tower-defense fans, but some off-kilter AI and its trial-and-error nature won’t make converts …

R-Type Dimensions Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 2/6/2009
R-Type Dimensions is a faithful albeit somewhat pricey update of the coin-op classic with few surprises.

GTI Club Plus Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 2/6/2009
Fans of the original arcade version will get a kick out of playing this PlayStation Network racer, but a steep …

MLB Front Office Manager Review [PlayStation 3 Xbox 360 PC]
Posted on 2/4/2009
An obtuse interface makes MLB Front Office Manager bewildering even to baseball-sim veterans.

My World, My Way Review [DS]
Posted on 2/3/2009
My World, My Way needs more than a charming exterior to sweep you off your feet.

MLB Front Office Manager Review [PC]
Posted on 2/3/2009
An obtuse interface makes MLB Front Office Manager bewildering even to baseball-sim veterans.

Rygar: The Battle of Argus Review [Wii]
Posted on 2/3/2009
Rygar feels every bit as old as you’d expect from a six-year-old game, but it still has some really fun …

Nancy Drew: The White Wolf of Icicle Creek Review [Wii]
Posted on 1/30/2009
Nancy Drew makes her debut on the Wii with this PC port that adds some irritating Wii Remote minigames to …

Niki - Rock ‘n’ Ball Review [Wii]
Posted on 1/28/2009
Niki is undeniably a ball, but this platformer does not rock.

Iron Chef America: Supreme Cuisine Review [Wii]
Posted on 1/28/2009
Iron Chef America: Supreme Cuisine is a disgracefully bad attempt to capitalize on the popularity of Iron Chef.

Afro Samurai Review [PlayStation 3 Xbox 360]
Posted on 1/27/2009
This gory, gorgeous action game has plenty of flaws, but it will still satisfy your thirst for blood.

Magic Ball Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 1/27/2009
Magic Ball’s short-lived thrills are anything but magical, but they make for a decent distraction.

Interpol: The Trail of Dr. Chaos Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 1/23/2009
It’s hard to mess up a hidden-object game, but Interpol tries.

Art Style: CUBELLO Review [Wii]
Posted on 1/22/2009
Giant polygons go on the attack in this fun and inexpensive puzzle game.

Elebits: The Adventures of Kai & Zero Review [DS]
Posted on 1/22/2009
The second Elebits makes its way to a new platform with a new focus, but it still makes for a …

Star Ocean: Second Evolution Review [PSP]
Posted on 1/20/2009
Second Evolution is an engaging action role-playing game that’s just as enjoyable as its PlayStation forebear.

Cuboid Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 1/20/2009
This interesting puzzle game is a great challenge but not a great value.

Mirror’s Edge Review [PC]
Posted on 1/13/2009
Mirror’s Edge offers occasional thrills, provided that you can look past some awkward stumbles.

AC/DC LIVE: Rock Band Track Pack Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 1/8/2009
The AC/DC Live: Rock Band Track Pack is a short but sweet experience that leaves you feeling like you didn’t …

Sonic Unleashed Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 1/8/2009
Terrible level design, unresponsive controls, and a poor camera are just the beginning of the problems in this awful adventure. …

Fun! Fun! Minigolf Review [Wii]
Posted on 1/7/2009
It’s not as fun fun as the real thing, but you can still have a good time with this minigolf …

Rise of the Argonauts Review [PlayStation 3]
Posted on 1/7/2009
Jason spends too much time talking and not nearly enough time fighting in this Greek mythology-inspired action-RPG.

Mushroom Men: The Spore Wars Review [Wii]
Posted on 1/6/2009
Mushroom Men’s rich world is muted by bland gameplay.

Meteos Wars Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 12/22/2008
Online play is a huge disappointment, but the frenetic action of the Meteos series has survived the journey to the …

AC/DC Live: Rock Band Track Pack Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 12/22/2008
The AC/DC Live: Rock Band Track Pack is a short but sweet experience that leaves you feeling like you didn’t …

Kung Fu Panda Review [Wii]
Posted on 12/19/2008
This movie-inspired action game is fun while it lasts, but sadly that isn’t very long.

Bolt Review [DS]
Posted on 12/19/2008
Bolt’s superpowers can’t save anyone from a poor camera and dull gameplay.

Buzz! Brain Bender Review [PSP]
Posted on 12/18/2008
Brain Bender has some challenging puzzles, but it doesn’t do enough to distinguish itself from the pack.

Rise of the Argonauts Review [Xbox 360]
Posted on 12/18/2008
Jason spends too much time talking and not nearly enough time fighting in this Greek mythology-inspired action-RPG.

Rune Factory 2: A Fantasy Harvest Moon [DS]
Posted on 12/18/2008
Enjoy a fun fantasy adventure and addictive farm management without having to wake up at dawn.

Shaun White Snowboarding Review [DS]
Posted on 12/18/2008
It hits a few rough patches on the slopes, but sweet controls help make this simple snowboarding game enjoyable.

Robocalypse Review [DS]
Posted on 12/18/2008
Help save the human race from evil robots in this funny and satisfying strategy game for the DS.

Shaun White Snowboarding: Road Trip Review [Wii]
Posted on 12/17/2008
Intuitive and fun motion controls make Shaun White Snowboarding: Road Trip a healthy alternative to the real sport.

Metal Slug 7 Review [DS]
Posted on 12/16/2008
Metal Slug 7 for the Nintendo DS brings the series’ outstanding run-and-gun action to a new platform.