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3DS

3DS

Pokemon X/Y
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 veterans and novices alike. Read more »

Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl
Posted on 9/30/2013
The original Etrian Odyssey is remade with refined customization, enchanting visuals, and an intriguing story. Read more »

Steamworld Dig
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 steam. Read more »

Shin Megami Tensei IV
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 a lukewarm cast. Read more »

Mario & Luigi: Dream Team
Posted on 7/12/2013
Charming, witty, and with a great combat system, Mario & Luigi: Dream Team is a thoroughly entertaining mashup of platformer and RPG. Read more »

Project X Zone
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 role-playing game. Read more »

Animal Crossing: New Leaf
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 alike. Read more »

Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D
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 platformer. Read more »

Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers
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 experience. Read more »

Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity
Posted on 4/3/2013
It’s as cute as a button, but dull, simplistic dungeon exploration drags Gates to Infinity into mediocrity. Read more »

3DS Wii U

3DS Wii U

Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate
Posted on 3/20/2013
Control issues and a lack of online play hamper what’s otherwise an outstanding Monster Hunter game. Read more »

Android

Android

Gem Miner: Dig Deeper
Posted on 4/29/2011
Gem Miner: Dig Deeper is a fun enough mining game, but it could have used some more depth. Read more »

Doodle Jump for Android
Posted on 4/29/2011
Doodle Jump’s fun gameplay and casual appeal make it the king of the doodle genre. Read more »

Robo Defense
Posted on 7/2/2010
This tower defense game may lack charm, but it’s a great buy for your Android phone. Read more »

Jewellust
Posted on 5/17/2010
As a bright, beautiful Bejeweled clone, Jewellust offers a slight twist on match-three puzzle gameplay. Read more »

Android iPhone/iPod

Android iPhone/iPod

Angry Birds Space
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. Read more »

Grand Theft Auto III: 10 Year Anniversary Edition
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 way of enjoying everything Liberty City has to offer. Read more »

BlackBerry

BlackBerry

Zombie Infection
Posted on 7/2/2010
On a Blackberry Storm2, Zombie Infection is just too much game for the struggling system to handle. Read more »

Soul of Darkness
Posted on 5/17/2010
This Castlevania-like platformer is very buggy and doesn’t work well on the Blackberry platform. Read more »

Crazy Taxi
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. Read more »

DS

DS

Pokemon Black Version 2
Posted on 10/2/2012
Despite being plenty of fun and sporting a few new tweaks, Pokemon Black 2 fails to outshine its predecessors. Read more »

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

Pokemon Conquest
Posted on 6/20/2012
Pokemon Conquest’s fun setting and rewarding strategic elements are hampered by slow, overly simplistic combat. Read more »

Inazuma Eleven 2: Blizzard
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. Read more »

Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2
Posted on 2/28/2012
Enthralling combat and a potent story make Devil Survivor 2 a great strategy role-playing game. Read more »

Flipper 2: Flush the Goldfish
Posted on 1/31/2012
Flush the Goldfish’s fun premise is washed away by its fishy execution. Read more »

I Heart Geeks!
Posted on 1/10/2012
I Heart Geeks lets you make some incredible machines, but a lack of creativity dampens the satisfaction. Read more »

Fossil Fighters: Champions
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. Read more »

Professor Layton and the Last Specter
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. Read more »

Harvest Moon: The Tale of Two Towns
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 sweet spots fans will care about. Read more »

DS PSP

DS PSP

Lego Harry Potter: Years 1-4
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 loads of gameplay variety and an emphasis on discovery. Read more »

Star Wars Battlefront: Elite Squadron
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. Read more »

Star Wars Battlefront: Elite Squadron
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. Read more »

DS Wii

DS Wii

Batman: The Brave and the Bold - The Videogame
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. Read more »

Tetris Party Deluxe
Posted on 7/6/2010
Tetris Party Deluxe keeps a decades-old formula fresh with new mechanics and strong competitive multiplayer. Read more »

DS Wii PlayStation 3

DS Wii PlayStation 3

Phineas and Ferb: Across the 2nd Dimension
Posted on 8/4/2011
Phineas and Ferb: Across the 2nd Dimension is a shockingly repetitive platformer. Read more »

DS Wii PlayStation 3 Xbox 360

DS Wii PlayStation 3 Xbox 360

de Blob 2
Posted on 2/25/2011
De Blob 2 is a splash of easygoing, side-scrolling fun. Read more »

iPhone/iPod

iPhone/iPod

Orc: Vengeance
Posted on 7/30/2012
Orc: Vengeance is an engrossing dungeon-crawler wrapped up in some beautifully detailed visuals. Read more »

Incoboto
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 a boy and his sun. Read more »

Infinity Blade II
Posted on 12/1/2011
Deep, accessible, and visually stunning, Infinity Blade II sets the standard for iOS gaming. Read more »

Cut the Rope
Posted on 4/29/2011
Cut the Rope is a charming, challenging, and fun puzzle game that nearly anyone can enjoy. Read more »

Chaos Rings
Posted on 4/29/2011
Square Enix delivers an original, Final Fantasy-caliber role-playing game for the iPhone. Read more »

Angry Birds
Posted on 4/29/2011
Destructive physics help make this a very charming puzzle game, and the great level variety seals the deal. Read more »

World Series of Poker Hold’em Legend
Posted on 7/2/2010
If poker is your card game, then make World Series of Poker Hold’em Legend your video game. Read more »

The Simpsons Arcade
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. Read more »

The Sims 3
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 one-of-a-kind life simulation. Read more »

Hook Champ
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 go. Read more »

Online/Browser

Online/Browser

Card Hunter
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 from. Read more »

Palm webOS

Palm webOS

Word Ace
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. Read more »

PC

PC

Alien Rage
Posted on 10/2/2013
Alien Rage is a generic shooter notable only for its intense difficulty. Read more »

Scribblenauts Unmasked
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. Read more »

MechWarrior Online
Posted on 9/27/2013
MechWarrior Online gets the feel of mech combat right, but its lack of variety taints the experience. Read more »

MechWarrior Online
Posted on 9/27/2013
MechWarrior Online gets the feel of mech combat right, but its lack of variety taints the experience. Read more »

Takedown: Red Sabre
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. Read more »

Marlow Briggs and the Mask of Death
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. Read more »

Doorways
Posted on 9/24/2013
Doorways shoots for scares, but elicits yawns. Read more »

Arma III
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 as you take. Read more »

Arma III
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 as you take. Read more »

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow Ultimate Edition
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 content. Read more »

PC PlayStation 3

PC PlayStation 3

Tomb Raider
Posted on 3/13/2013
Tomb Raider is an exhilarating action adventure that serves as a terrific origin story for the iconic Lara Croft. Read more »

Tomb Raider
Posted on 3/13/2013
Tomb Raider is an exhilarating action adventure that serves as a terrific origin story for the iconic Lara Croft. Read more »

The Walking Dead: Episode 2 - Starved for Help
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 world of The Walking Dead. Read more »

The Sims 3: Pets
Posted on 11/30/2011
Horses and controllable cats and dogs give The Sims 3: Pets a good deal of heart. Read more »

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II
Posted on 10/27/2010
This Force-powered sequel is a better port than its predecessor, but it never jumps to lightspeed. Read more »

PC PlayStation 3 Xbox 360

PC PlayStation 3 Xbox 360

Saints Row IV
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 fantasies. Read more »

The Walking Dead: Episode 5 - No Time Left
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 of earlier chapters. Read more »

The Walking Dead: Episode 5 - No Time Left
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 of earlier chapters. Read more »

F1 Race Stars
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 its welcome sooner rather than later. Read more »

Dishonored
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. Read more »

Syndicate
Posted on 2/21/2012
Syndicate’s cooperative play is undeniably thrilling. Too bad the single-player campaign doesn’t reach the same heights. Read more »

Syndicate
Posted on 2/21/2012
Syndicate’s cooperative play is undeniably thrilling. Too bad the single-player campaign doesn’t reach the same heights. Read more »

Gotham City Impostors
Posted on 2/13/2012
Gotham City Impostors is frantic fun for shooter fans who want something a little different. Read more »

Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning
Posted on 2/9/2012
Kingdoms of Amalur’s combat and character advancement are fantastic enough to overshadow how bland everything else is. Read more »

NBA 2K12
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. Read more »

PC Wii U

PC Wii U

Runner 2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien
Posted on 3/6/2013
Runner 2 artfully blends entrancing music and accessible gameplay to create a joyful experience. Read more »

PC Xbox 360

PC Xbox 360

Far Cry 3
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 of the best shooters of the year. Read more »

Pid
Posted on 11/6/2012
Pid presents a wonderland of sights and sounds to those patient enough to master its maddening difficulty. Read more »

Medal of Honor: Warfighter
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. Read more »

Medal of Honor: Warfighter
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. Read more »

Xotic
Posted on 11/28/2011
First-person shooter Xotic sure lives up to its name with surreal, fast-flowing gameplay. Read more »

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
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 you for countless hours. Read more »

Orcs Must Die!
Posted on 10/13/2011
With numerous traps, weapons, and an endless supply of one-liners, Orcs Must Die! dispenses death with satisfying variety. Read more »

Fallout: New Vegas - Old World Blues
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. Read more »

DiRT 3
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 about every opportunity. Read more »

Fallout: New Vegas - Honest Hearts
Posted on 5/27/2011
Fallout: New Vegas - Honest Hearts is a conventional but enjoyable addition to the series. Read more »

PC Xbox 360 PlayStation 3

PC Xbox 360 PlayStation 3

Lost Planet 3
Posted on 8/27/2013
Lost Planet 3 is both less exasperating and less diverse than its predecessors. Read more »

XCOM: Enemy Unknown
Posted on 10/8/2012
Tension runs high in the excellent XCOM: Enemy Unknown. Read more »

Transformers: Fall of Cybertron
Posted on 8/23/2012
Transformers: Fall of Cybertron offers some entertaining action, lots of explosions, and few surprises. Read more »

Darksiders II
Posted on 8/16/2012
Darksiders II merges action, exploration, and loot-driven progression into an excellent and sizable adventure. Read more »

Sleeping Dogs
Posted on 8/13/2012
Varied missions, hard-hitting melee combat, and a captivating setting make Sleeping Dogs an enjoyable escapade. Read more »

Saints Row: The Third - Genki Bowl VII
Posted on 1/26/2012
Genki Bowl VII’s four quick activities lack the excitement and humor of your earlier adventures in Steelport. Read more »

Deus Ex: Human Revolution
Posted on 8/22/2011
Deus Ex: Human Revolution is an engrossing and atmospheric adventure that keeps you guessing. Read more »

Dungeon Siege III
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 before it. Read more »

Dragon Age II
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 the element of choice to great effect. Read more »

R.U.S.E.
Posted on 9/13/2010
This intriguing real-time strategy game overcomes its feeble campaign by encouraging a different approach to battlefield tactics. Read more »

PlayStation 2

PlayStation 2

Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Summoner 2: Raidou Kuzunoha vs. King Abaddon
Posted on 5/15/2009
Fun combat and an intriguing story make up for the dull detective drudgery in this atmospheric period adventure. Read more »

Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 2
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. Read more »

PlayStation 3

PlayStation 3

Disgaea D2: A Brighter Darkness
Posted on 10/8/2013
Disgaea D2: A Brighter Darkness is one of the funniest and freshest role-playing games of the year. Read more »

Disgaea D2: A Brighter Darkness
Posted on 10/8/2013
Disgaea D2: A Brighter Darkness is one of the funniest and freshest role-playing games of the year. Read more »

Beyond: Two Souls
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. Read more »

Rain
Posted on 10/1/2013
Rain uses chilling atmosphere and a heartfelt story to draw you in to this fantastical world. Read more »

NBA 2K14
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 sport to the digital world. Read more »

FIFA 14
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, exciting, and always engaging. Read more »

Grand Theft Auto V
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 ways. Read more »

Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX
Posted on 9/10/2013
The Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix compilation makes beautiful magic, but is still flawed in familiar places. Read more »

Puppeteer
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. Read more »

Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F
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: Project Diva F. Read more »

PlayStation 3 PC

PlayStation 3 PC

F1 2011
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. Read more »

Fallout: New Vegas - Dead Money
Posted on 3/1/2011
Trial-and-error frustrations diminish the impact of this add-on’s great characters and dialogue. Read more »

Star Trek: D-A-C
Posted on 12/11/2009
Blandly go where no Star Trek game has gone before in this unexciting multiplayer shoot-’em-up. Read more »

PlayStation 3 PC Xbox 360

PlayStation 3 PC Xbox 360

Remember Me
Posted on 6/2/2013
Remember Me never comes into its own, but it’s an entertaining and attractive adventure all the same. Read more »

DmC: Devil May Cry
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 issues and audio bugs. Read more »

Far Cry 3
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 of the best shooters of the year. Read more »

Call of Duty: Black Ops II
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 of Duty: Black Ops II. Read more »

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Posted on 8/31/2012
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is a solid update to a classic shooter. Read more »

Crysis 2
Posted on 3/24/2011
This big, bold sequel offers an eerie vision of a city under siege. Read more »

PlayStation 3 PlayStation Vita

PlayStation 3 PlayStation Vita

Guacamelee! El Diablo’s Domain
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 to their limits. Read more »

PlayStation 3 Wii PC Xbox 360

PlayStation 3 Wii PC Xbox 360

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2
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. Read more »

PlayStation 3 Wii U Xbox 360

PlayStation 3 Wii U Xbox 360

Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed
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 in the genre. Read more »

PlayStation 3 Wii Xbox 360

PlayStation 3 Wii Xbox 360

Rayman Origins
Posted on 11/15/2011
Rayman Origins is a wonderful 2D platformer whose goofy charm will have you smiling all the way through. Read more »

PlayStation 3 Xbox 360

PlayStation 3 Xbox 360

Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Blacklist
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 heats up. Read more »

Grid 2
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 arcade and simulation racing. Read more »

Fuse
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. Read more »

Terraria
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 for every situation. Read more »

Army of Two: The Devil’s Cartel
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 functional shooter but little more. Read more »

Tiger Woods PGA Tour 14
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 core game on the links holds pat. Read more »

MLB 2K13
Posted on 3/11/2013
MLB 2K13 is a complete and utter retread with all the appeal of used chewing gum. Read more »

Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3
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 its focus on storytelling. Read more »

Dead Space 3
Posted on 2/5/2013
Dead Space 3 carries the series’ standard admirably, thanks to deep weapon crafting and a wealth of exploratory possibilities. Read more »

Zone of the Enders: HD Collection
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 of two cult classics. Read more »

PlayStation 3 Xbox 360 PC

PlayStation 3 Xbox 360 PC

Payday 2
Posted on 8/23/2013
Payday 2 brings crime to life with an alluring intensity that entertains in spite of some rough edges. Read more »

Payday 2
Posted on 8/23/2013
Payday 2 brings crime to life with an alluring intensity that entertains in spite of some rough edges. Read more »

The Bureau: XCOM Declassified
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 into tedium. Read more »

Metro: Last Light
Posted on 5/15/2013
Metro: Last Light is an astonishing and moving postapocalyptic journey. Read more »

Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon
Posted on 4/30/2013
Packed with entertaining action and hysterical writing, Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon is an ’80s-inspired blast. Read more »

Dead Island: Riptide
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 and repetitive combat. Read more »

BioShock Infinite
Posted on 3/25/2013
BioShock Infinite is a stupendous game, portraying a beautiful and broken city that will absorb your every waking thought. Read more »

Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2
Posted on 3/19/2013
Satisfying stealth and shooting make Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 a notable improvement over its predecessor. Read more »

Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode II
Posted on 5/22/2012
Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode II is a solid though unremarkable continuation of the long-running formula. Read more »

Battlefield 3
Posted on 10/27/2011
In the realm of online combat, Battlefield 3 provides thrills that few games can match. Read more »

PlayStation 3 Xbox 360 Wii

PlayStation 3 Xbox 360 Wii

Top Spin 4
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 that caters to pros and novices alike. Read more »

PlayStation Vita

PlayStation Vita

Dragon Fantasy Book II
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. Read more »

Killzone: Mercenary
Posted on 9/18/2013
Killzone: Mercenary is a standard but enjoyable shooter and one of the best-looking games on the Vita. Read more »

Spelunky
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 Spelunky. Read more »

Open Me
Posted on 8/19/2013
Awkward controls and other flaws make it hard to appreciate the innovative and devious puzzles in Open Me. Read more »

Limbo
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 a smaller screen. Read more »

Soul Sacrifice
Posted on 5/2/2013
Soul Sacrifice’s penchant for mindful action distracts from its occasionally repetitive quests. Read more »

Soul Sacrifice
Posted on 5/2/2013
Soul Sacrifice’s penchant for mindful action distracts from its occasionally repetitive quests. Read more »

Earth Defense Force 2017 Portable
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 well. Read more »

Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified
Posted on 11/28/2012
Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified is a huge disappointment that does nothing right. Read more »

Persona 4 Golden
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. Read more »

PlayStation Vita PlayStation 3

PlayStation Vita PlayStation 3

Dragon’s Crown
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. Read more »

Hotline Miami
Posted on 6/25/2013
Hotline Miami is an intoxicating celebration of violence that will have you pounding the restart button for more. Read more »

Thomas Was Alone
Posted on 4/29/2013
Thomas Was Alone humanizes nondescript squares, creating an affecting and satisfying adventure. Read more »

Guacamelee!
Posted on 4/9/2013
Guacamelee! is so full of personality and challenging gameplay that it’s a shame it ever has to end. Read more »

MLB 13: The Show
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 great, handheld baseball. Read more »

MLB 13: The Show
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 great, handheld baseball. Read more »

PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale
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. Read more »

PlayStation Vita PlayStation 3 Xbox 360

PlayStation Vita PlayStation 3 Xbox 360

Madden NFL 13
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. Read more »

PSP

PSP

Corpse Party: Book of Shadows
Posted on 1/24/2013
Corpse Party: Book of Shadows is light on gameplay but heavy on horror. Read more »

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

Velocity
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 and addictive experience. Read more »

Fate/Extra
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. Read more »

Corpse Party
Posted on 11/30/2011
Terrifying moments make Corpse Party a get-together worth attending Read more »

Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Impact
Posted on 11/4/2011
Ultimate Ninja Impact delivers an unexciting action game adaptation of the current Naruto storyline. Read more »

Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Impact
Posted on 11/4/2011
Ultimate Ninja Impact delivers an unexciting action game adaptation of the current Naruto storyline. Read more »

ClaDun x2
Posted on 9/27/2011
ClaDun is a solid dungeon crawler, but it might not hold your interest for long. Read more »

Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 2 - Innocent Sin
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. Read more »

Final Fantasy IV: The Complete Collection
Posted on 4/28/2011
Final Fantasy IV’s gripping story and fast-paced combat make this sizeable collection fun from start to finish. Read more »

PSP DS

PSP DS

LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game
Posted on 5/10/2011
Lego Pirates of the Caribbean is cute, colorful, and boring. Read more »

Wii

Wii

Inazuma Eleven
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. Read more »

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

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

Mario Party 9
Posted on 3/13/2012
Though an enjoyable addition to the series, Mario Party 9 is much too familiar and predictable. Read more »

The Last Story
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. Read more »

Rhythm Heaven Fever
Posted on 2/13/2012
Rhythm Heaven leaves a lasting impression with simple-but-challenging rhythmic tapping and quirky tunes. Read more »

Oregon Trail
Posted on 12/16/2011
There’s little reason to make the tiresome journey down The Oregon Trail. Read more »

Fishing Resort
Posted on 12/8/2011
Easy controls and various activities don’t mask the waiting needed to get that big catch. Read more »

Fortune Street
Posted on 12/7/2011
Fortune Street is a decent strategy board game, but the slow pace siphons away much of the fun. Read more »

Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games
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 gaming legends. Read more »

Wii 3DS

Wii 3DS

Transformers: Dark of the Moon - Stealth Force Edition
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 else. Read more »

Wii DS

Wii DS

Alice in Wonderland
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 potential. Read more »

Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games
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 of lousy stuff to find it. Read more »

Wii PC

Wii PC

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II
Posted on 11/1/2010
Fluid combat and great art lift this Force-powered sequel above its flaws. Read more »

DiRT 2
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. Read more »

Wii PlayStation 3

Wii PlayStation 3

Phineas and Ferb: Across the 2nd Dimension
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 for young players. Read more »

Wii PlayStation 3 Xbox 360

Wii PlayStation 3 Xbox 360

Just Dance 4
Posted on 10/25/2012
There’s not much new to Just Dance 4, but it’s still one heck of a party game. Read more »

X-Men: Destiny
Posted on 9/30/2011
In X-Men: Destiny, awful combat and meaningless choices combine to create a new mutation of boredom. Read more »

Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12: The Masters
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 mechanics and the addition of the legendary Masters. Read more »

Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands
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. Read more »

2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa
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. Read more »

Wii U

Wii U

The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD
Posted on 9/17/2013
The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD is a lovingly updated version of a timeless, though flawed, adventure. Read more »

The Wonderful 101
Posted on 8/18/2013
The Wonderful 101 is a bright, bold adventure that occasionally struggles to control its big ambitions. Read more »

Pikmin 3
Posted on 7/31/2013
Strategic combat and rewarding exploration make the adorable Pikmin 3 a satisfying adventure in planetary survival. Read more »

New Super Luigi 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 series in a meaningful way. Read more »

Game & Wario
Posted on 6/26/2013
The trademark Wario weirdness is still there, but Game & Wario is too uneven and frustrating to wholly recommend. Read more »

Need for Speed: Most Wanted 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 is still an exciting racer. Read more »

Need for Speed: Most Wanted 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 is still an exciting racer. Read more »

Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate
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 Ultimate the best hunt yet. Read more »

LEGO City Undercover
Posted on 3/14/2013
Lego City Undercover is a joyful open-world romp for players of all ages. Read more »

Little Inferno
Posted on 1/11/2013
Burning virtual stuff is more fun than you’d expect in the quirky puzzler Little Inferno. Read more »

Wii U Xbox 360

Wii U Xbox 360

Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed
Posted on 11/20/2012
Broken modes, both online and off, bring the otherwise enjoyable Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed to a screeching halt. Read more »

Wii U Xbox 360 PlayStation 3

Wii U Xbox 360 PlayStation 3

Rayman Legends
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. Read more »

Wii Xbox 360 PlayStation 3

Wii Xbox 360 PlayStation 3

Lego Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game
Posted on 5/10/2011
Too many basic flaws hinder the block-bashing fun of Lego Pirates of the Caribbean. Read more »

MySims SkyHeroes
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 its price tag. Read more »

Madden NFL 11
Posted on 8/19/2010
This jack-of-all-trades football game is the master of absolutely nothing. Read more »

Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11
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 fantastic swing mechanics. Read more »

Major League Baseball 2K10
Posted on 3/9/2010
This bare-bones baseball game doesn’t do nearly enough to improve upon its predecessor. Read more »

Wii Xbox 360 PlayStation 3 PC

Wii Xbox 360 PlayStation 3 PC

LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars
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 across the board lead to boredom and frustration. Read more »

Windows Mobile

Windows Mobile

Spider-Man Toxic City
Posted on 7/2/2010
This brawler starring your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man offers evolved action…and clunky controls. Read more »

Xbox 360

Xbox 360

A.R.E.S. Extinction Agenda EX
Posted on 10/3/2013
A.R.E.S. Extinction Agenda EX is a generally satisfying homage to a beloved action franchise. Read more »

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

F1 2013
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 improvements layer atop a familiar, but winning formula. Read more »

PES 2014
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 so much fun in the first place. Read more »

Foul Play
Posted on 9/17/2013
It’s hardly foul, but good ideas and charming animations aren’t enough to save Foul Play from repetition. Read more »

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows
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 could have been. Read more »

Disney Castle of Illusion HD
Posted on 9/3/2013
Simple, satisfying gameplay and Disney-quality art make Castle of Illusion a remake worth exploring. Read more »

Flashback
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. Read more »

Disney Infinity
Posted on 8/22/2013
The greatness of Disney Infinity’s Toybox is undermined by the carelessness of its structured content. Read more »

Dishonored: The Brigmore Witches
Posted on 8/19/2013
The Brigmore Witches is a haunting end to the Dishonored story arc. Read more »

Xbox 360 PC

Xbox 360 PC

Sanctum 2
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 more. Read more »

The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct
Posted on 3/25/2013
It’s not zombies you need worry about in the painfully dull The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct. Read more »

Aliens: Colonial Marines
Posted on 2/11/2013
The dull, unattractive Aliens: Colonial Marines is a functional shooter, but little more. Read more »

Sniper Elite V2
Posted on 5/1/2012
Sniper Elite V2 is a satisfying shooting gallery, though it often does a lackluster job maintaining the illusion. Read more »

Shank 2
Posted on 2/14/2012
Gory combat comes at a high cost in the uneven Shank 2. Read more »

Dragon Age II: Legacy
Posted on 7/28/2011
The shrugworthy Legacy add-on extends Dragon Age II but doesn’t improve upon it. Read more »

Zeit 2
Posted on 1/21/2011
Zeit Squared’s clever mechanics combine to create a unique and satisfying shoot-’em-up. Read more »

Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Vietnam
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 the same. Read more »

Blade Kitten
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. Read more »

Mass Effect 2
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. Read more »

Xbox 360 PC PlayStation 3

Xbox 360 PC PlayStation 3

The Walking Dead: 400 Days
Posted on 7/10/2013
400 Days is a wonderfully written adventure and a strong entry in the Walking Dead game franchise. Read more »

Mass Effect 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 in its own right. Read more »

Xbox 360 PC Wii

Xbox 360 PC Wii

Create
Posted on 12/7/2010
Contrary to its title, this disappointing puzzle game possesses little in the way of creativity. Read more »

Xbox 360 PlayStation 3

Xbox 360 PlayStation 3

NHL 14
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 retro mode. Read more »

Madden NFL 25
Posted on 8/26/2013
Madden NFL 25 marks a quarter-century of football gaming with a disappointing addition to this venerable franchise. Read more »

Rayman Legends
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. Read more »

Injustice: Gods Among Us
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 its contemporaries. Read more »

Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance
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 rarely looks back. Read more »

Resident Evil 6
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 action games. Read more »

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure HD Ver.
Posted on 8/29/2012
JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure HD Ver. competently provides the bare minimum of content. Read more »

Transformers: Fall of Cybertron
Posted on 8/21/2012
Transformers: Fall of Cybertron offers some entertaining action, lots of explosions, and few surprises. Read more »

London 2012
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. Read more »

The Amazing Spider-Man
Posted on 6/26/2012
The Amazing Spider-Man is a fun and funny romp through a big, colorful city. Read more »

Xbox 360 PlayStation 3 PC

Xbox 360 PlayStation 3 PC

Dishonored: The Knife of Dunwall
Posted on 4/22/2013
The Knife of Dunwall changes protagonists with panache, delivering a compelling new chapter in the Dishonored saga. Read more »

Defiance
Posted on 4/18/2013
Defiance is the B movie of massively multiplayer games: rickety and unrefined, yet a good time all the same. Read more »

Crysis 3
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 up to the high standards of its forebears. Read more »

The Darkness II
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 blast anyway. Read more »

Hunted: The Demon’s Forge
Posted on 6/3/2011
Hunted: The Demon’s Forge buries its rock-solid ideas under a mound of execution blunders. Read more »

Operation Flashpoint: Red River
Posted on 5/4/2011
Operation Flashpoint: Red River features realistic and challenging missions but is often hampered by poor AI and other frustrations. Read more »

Homefront
Posted on 3/15/2011
Homefront’s engrossing vision of the future and gratifying competitive multiplayer outweigh its squandered potential and workaday game mechanics. Read more »

Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days
Posted on 8/17/2010
This gritty cover-based shooter is better than its predecessor, but as a package, it’s light on content. Read more »

Xbox 360 PlayStation 3 Wii

Xbox 360 PlayStation 3 Wii

Monopoly Streets
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 rolling doubles. Read more »

LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4
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. Read more »

Xbox 360 Wii PlayStation 3

Xbox 360 Wii PlayStation 3

Cartoon Network: Punch Time Explosion XL
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. Read more »

Cabela’s Dangerous Hunts 2011
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 these hunts. Read more »