The Conduit checks most of the boxes on a first-person shooter features list, but it comes together in a very bland way.
Guitar Hero: Smash Hits is better than it sounds, but it'd probably be even better as a collection of downloadable tracks for Guitar Hero: World Tour.
Between its legendary roster and authentic gameplay, Fight Night Round 4 is a great homage to the sport of boxing.
Sam & Max Save the World is easily the funniest game on the Xbox 360.
This endearing DS platformer is sickeningly cute but a little too light on challenge and complexity.
In its quest to serve up as much Ghostbusters fan service as possible, Terminal Reality delivers a game that's brimming with homage, but one that's not as funny or fun as you might hope.
Rocket Riot is immensely charming with some light-hearted gameplay behind it that makes for some exciting multiplayer battles.
Rock Band miniaturizes onto the PSP better than you might think, though Unplugged is brought down by technical issues and an overly familiar track listing.
The range of absurdly destructive combat powers stops just short of the kitchen sink in this wild open-world superhero game from Radical Entertainment.
Who knew that blowing apart buildings, bridges, and other Martian structures could be so satisfying?
To a certain extent it's still just more Boom Blox, but Bash Party refines and builds on what was already a winning formula.
If you're the type of person who can appreciate arcade shooters of the 1990s, this budget-priced collection will certainly satisfy.
Dynamic, pinpoint-precise combat and a sprawling urban landscape define this great open-world action game from Sucker Punch.
It's not a poorly made game, but Terminator Salvation is too simple and too fleeting to recommend.
Star Trek: D-A-C isn't what you want out of a multiplayer space shooter, and it certainly isn't what you want out of a Star Trek game, either.
Battlestations Pacific provides an epic sense of scale with some unique mission types, but the hybrid nature of its action-strategy gameplay presents a sword that is often dull on both sides.
This is a great puzzle game in its own right and one of the most challenging, satisfying games on DSiWare so far.
The single-player options are a little slim, but taking the fight to opponents over the Internet is absolutely awesome.
Punch-Out!! builds on the strengths of the NES original in some smart, simple ways that, when combined with a stylish, playful presentation, makes for a terrific experience.
Bionic Commando has moments of brilliance that help cover the game's flaws, but really, it all comes down to how much you like swinging around.
Tedious, contrived, repetitive stealth mechanics make this a game you should try your best to hide from.
Patapon 2 expands on the rhythmic strategy of its predecessor without undermining the approachability or the depth that made it such a success in the first place.
The Wii remake of Klonoa is bright, colorful, and a lot of fun.
Though you can't count on the online modes for additional thrills, Space Invaders Extreme is still a great update to the classic shooter.
Wolverine's satisfying combat and hearty enthusiasm for creative mutilation help distract from the repetition and rough edges.
Russian developed Cryostasis is a chilly cult masterpiece thanks to its unique story and visual style. Unfortunately, the game's technical issues and slow-paced combat are valid concerns against wide-audience approval.
First-person action fans shouldn't miss Zeno Clash's unique mix of deep melee combat and wonderfully bizarre art design.
Ninja Blade is a handful of cool moments surrounded by tedious, repetitive gameplay.
Lode Runner maintains the classic gameplay of its predecessors, adds a few new ways to play, and gives you plenty of levels to work through.
The level of excitement surrounding these robots is undeniable, even if it's somewhat fleeting.
This competitive-only strategy action game has some good ideas that are hindered by its laggy, inconsistent online play.
Though the action is solid while it lasts, Tales of Valor's short campaign and additional multiplayer modes don't justify the standalone price tag.
The Godfather name is little more than bait for this empire-focused take on the Grand Theft Auto-style of criminal action.
Wheelman has some great ideas that are executed well, but a lot of the peripheral stuff is underwhelming.
It's not technically inferior, but Galactrix just doesn't excite in the same way as Puzzle Quest did.
WarioWare: Snapped! is more of a tech demo than a full game, so if you're looking for something that you can use to show off the DSi's camera, go for it.
Brain Age Express: Math is a decent collection of math-themed minigames, but it's a little too pricey to recommend.
Art Style: AQUIA is a good, basic puzzle game with enough of a hook to keep you coming back for more.
Master of Illusion Express: Funny Face is only two dollars, but it's so incredibly thin that it feels more like a demo than something you should actually have to pay for.
Bird & Beans is a great little time-waster that's available at a great little price.
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