4A Games makes impressive strides in improving Metro's core gameplay without losing the pieces that made the original so special.
Blood Dragon has a terrific sense of style and gives you some good extra Far Cry 3-style gameplay to fool around with.
Set phasers to "shun."
Monaco makes for a more compelling multiplayer romp than a single-player adventure, but its charms shine through any way you choose to play it.
Riptide is more Dead Island, but not better Dead Island.
Injustice's unique fighting systems and wild super moves set it apart from the developer's previous work.
DrinkBox Studios' lucha libre-flavored brawler is smartly designed, beautifully drawn, and just a lot of fun.
Infinite keeps the soul of BioShock at its core, but it isn't afraid to strike out in some very exciting new directions.
Dark Moon makes for a charming and challenging follow-up to Luigi's last GameCube adventure.
This is not the Walking Dead game you're looking for.
Judgment's campaign twists the Gears formula in some interesting ways, but the rest of the package feels pretty thin for a full-priced retail product.
If you're still at all invested in keeping up with StarCraft II, there's no reason you shouldn't have Heart of the Swarm.
SimCity offers up myriad tantalizing delights for the would-be city-builder, but encases them in an infrastructure that feels at odds with itself.
Crysis 3 looks great on the PC, but was this sequel really necessary?
Tomb Raider's tone is somewhat at odds with its action, but the reborn Lara Croft seems primed for a successful new adventuring career.
The points where the styles of Kojima Productions and PlatinumGames collide make playing Metal Gear Rising a short but enjoyable trip through a post-MGS4 world.
Both functionally broken and creatively bankrupt, Aliens: Colonial Marines is an extinction-level disaster.
Antichamber's mindbending puzzles force you to learn the rules of an unfamiliar world and it makes for an exciting and thought-provoking time.
Dead Space 3 mixes some solid new ideas in with its stock horror-action tropes, but the overall quality of the production falls short of the series' standards.
Ron Gilbert's lightweight morality play offers up some cleverness and challenge, but never completely coheres into a memorable whole.
The character action genre hasn't been this stylish or crazy in a good long while.
If you are a fundamentally terrible person on every imaginable level, then Family Guy: Back to the Multiverse is the video game for you.
Even when Far Cry 3's story eventually falls short of its promising start, you won't have as much fun hunting tigers, crashing hang gliders, and stabbing pirates in any other game.
Hey Ice King! is a game with its heart in the right place, but it's a bit too simple, and too fleeting to leave a lasting impression.
This frantic fighting game just doesn't pack in enough PlayStation flavor to truly earn the title of "All-Star."
The Walking Dead's first season is nothing short of a masterpiece of modern horror gaming.
ZombiU is not a repeat of Red Steel. It's a smart, scary, incredibly difficult action game with an unfortunate name, an experience that rewards patience and punishes arrogance.
Hitman: Absolution tries a few things differently than the games that came before it. Some don't work, but the ones that do are terrific.
This is both a perfectly fine Wii U launch game, and a little too much "new" Super Mario a little too soon.
If you want to find out exactly what that big new Wii U controller is good for, Nintendo Land is your best bet right now.
You'd think that the people in charge of the Call of Duty franchise would be more protective of it than this.
The most dramatic changes in this year's Call of Duty come on the campaign side, with a story so full of choices big and small that you might not even be aware that you're making them.
Assassin’s Creed III’s methodical world-building and wealth of clever gameplay systems are impressive, even if they don’t always confidently click together with all the other moving parts.
Hotline Miami is a nightmare you won't want to forget.
Assassin's Creed III: Liberation tries to bring a console-quality blockbuster to a handheld with mixed results.
The new developers behind the Halo franchise successfully emulate the style of their predecessors as a new trilogy begins with Halo 4.
By looking backward, WWE '13 pushes this franchise forward in a shockingly positive way.
If you're looking for a multiplayer driving game that's about way more than simple races, Most Wanted's speedlist system makes for an amazingly good time.
Warfighter makes no successful effort to stand out in a very crowded genre.
However you felt about Doom 3 when it came out, BFG Edition isn't the best way to play it today.
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