This hard-hitting attempt at a Madden alternative is hardest hit by its own inept gameplay.
Green Day: Rock Band makes good on the promises implicit in the title, but it requires an appreciation of both Green Day and Rock Band to really enjoy.
There are brilliant moments in Alpha Protocol, but they're all but muted by poor gunplay and a list of unfortunate technical issues.
Creative users have already made ModNation Racers a ridiculous kart-racing good time.
UFC Undisputed 2010 has some great gameplay additions and solid online performance that makes you want to just keep fighting.
Bizarre Creations has found a game worthy of the developer's namesake in Blur, a game that finds something fun in the peculiar pairing of weighty, quietly technical real-world racing and over-the-top kart combat.
Super Mario Galaxy 2 sees both Nintendo and Mario himself in top form, delivering an adventure that's as consistently exciting and inventive as ever.
This is no more and no less than a pretty good reprisal of last generation's Prince of Persia games.
Split/Second's high-gloss mayhem is best-in-class, though it peaks early, and the chaos can overwhelm the actual racing.
An oddly reverent homage to the original Legend of Zelda, 3D Dot Game Heroes is enthusiastically nostalgic fun with a unique graphical twist.
Everything about this nice-looking, mostly online shooter is cumbersome and unpleasant to deal with in one way or another.
Skate 3's offline portions feel flat and sterile, but its deeper online focus helps bring more meaning to every facet of the game.
Picross 3D's twist on the traditional picture crossword takes a bit of work to learn, but it's terrific fun.
Remedy's troubled horror writer deftly balances solid shooting and ominous atmosphere in his great Xbox 360 debut.
Dead To Rights: Retribution has its moments, but its generic, last-generation feel makes it a tough purchase to justify at full price.
Super Street Fighter IV adds enough great new content to justify skipping over the "Champion Edition" and "Hyper Fighting" steps in the Street Fighter upgrade path.
Telltale sets up its third season with some slick presentation, a few new gameplay tricks, and enough lightly absurdist, self-aware gags to keep the adventure brisk.
This is absolutely the right way to repackage and sell old arcade games.
Conviction modernizes Splinter Cell's stealth-action formula in a lot of ways, and it's partnered with a quality story that makes playing it worth your while.
You might be able to find this sort of reflex-based gameplay in a free Flash game nowadays, but Road Fighter still holds up pretty well.
Jungler's mix of shooting, snakes, and mazes gives you just enough variety to make Game Room's challenge system worthwhile.
Too longwinded and singleminded for its own good, Final Fantasy XIII still delivers a grand, gorgeous adventure...eventually.
It needs an easier way to track down user-made games, but the tools and concepts in WarioWare DIY are really sharp, which makes the process of making your own "microgames" a lot of fun.
Just Cause 2 refines and expands on everything that made the first so charming, delivering a joyous blend of B-movie goofiness and physics-defying open-world shenanigans.
The atmospheric world of Metro 2033 is exciting while it lasts, but feels diluted by poor gunplay and monster AI.
Command & Conquer 4 attempts to be a smaller game than its predecessors, but rather than going back to basics, this new approach makes for a dull experience.
Sony delivers a fittingly epic and savage PlayStation 3 debut for God of War, even if it does little to evolve the formula established by its predecessors.
General Knoxx is Borderlands' best addition to date, offering more terrain, new enemies, and most importantly, more ways to build your character.
Bad Company 2 is a terrific multiplayer shooter that offers the scope and strategy that made the Battlefield series so great in the first place. The single-player, however, feels a little flat this time around.
That Dante's Inferno is almost proudly derivative of Sony's God of War series isn't inherently a bad thing, but its lack of unique accomplishments makes for a hollow experience.
A few technical hiccups barely temper the emotional impact of this tense, character-driven thriller.
This short, nostalgic add-on is cheap enough to make it worth returning to the old mansion.
While there's still a certain charm to its interspecies play, AVP is plagued with issues across the board.
Tomena Sanner is a silly little game. You'll burn out on it quickly, but it's cheap enough that you might be totally OK with that.
While the story doesn't always hit as hard as its predecessor, there are plenty of great gameplay changes that make BioShock 2 a worthwhile experience.
Grasshopper Manufacture punches you square in the nose with this double-live gonzo action sequel that's leaner, faster, and--in a feat that borders on the impossible--crazier than the original No More Heroes.
MAG doesn't always take direct advantage of its huge player count, but the base action is sharp enough to make it all work.
BioWare's big new sci-fi sequel presents a more seamless blend of action and role-playing that bests its predecessor in every conceivable way.
You'll be hard-pressed to find a purer, more panic-inducing FPS experience than Serious Sam.
Dark Void lays down a great foundation with its solid premise and characters, but the action is grounded by a handful of technical issues.
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