The Last Guy is an interesting game, but there's not enough to it to make it a good game.
There are just enough new features--and just enough delightfully nutty new pinatas--to warrant a second trip into the garden.
Technical hiccups can't keep The Behemoth from sieging my heart!
Ratchet & Clank: Quest for Booty is a decent diversion for the price, but will make you long for the next full installment in the series.
Galaga Legions isn't a great Galaga sequel, but it's a decent space shooter with some interesting ideas.
This click-happy sci-fi dungeon crawler is neither aggressively bad nor especially remarkable. In other words, it's OK.
1942: Joint Strike is a decent shooter that offers some replay value--but only if you're into moving up online leaderboards.
Too Human has a unique setting and some compelling ideas, but it doesn't offer enough variety to stay fresh from start to finish.
A crappy gambling game that also doubles as a parable about the dangers of downloadable content.
Bionic Commando: Rearmed is a superb remake that should appeal to old and new fans of the NES classic.
Strong Bad cordially invites you to have a giant slice of his style.
Soulcalibur IV's sharp fighting is offset by a dull set of single-player modes and lame guest characters.
Unreal Tournament 3 is a competent Xbox 360 shooter that can be exciting and very fast-paced, but it occasionally feels like some kind of creepy history lesson on the way games used to be.
Even if you are a hardcore Aerosmith fan, this game's short and spotty track list makes it hard to recommend.
It's not a seamless transition, but Civilization Revolution is a mostly successful effort to bring Sid Meier's celebrated strategy series to consoles.
Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved 2 adds new modes and elements that make it significantly better than both its predecessor and the scads of dual-joystick shooters that were released in its wake.
Dragon Ball Z: Burst Limit is by far and away the best looking Dragon Ball Z game available today. Unfortunately, the gameplay doesn't match the visuals in terms of recreating the action and appeal of the source material.
Soul Calibur gets the fighting right, but without online play or the single-player mission mode that made it fun to play alone, this XBLA re-release is a flimsy package.
Bad Company's pro-explosion agenda makes its solo and multiplayer components markedly better than they would be otherwise.
Lego Indy is an endearing romp through the classic swashbuckling films, but the Lego gameplay's rough edges are starting to show.
Robert Ludlum's The Bourne Conspiracy is a flashy action game that's sabotaged by a brief runtime and a lack of depth.
Wii Fit's simple workouts run out of charm pretty quickly, but for some, the subtle nudge to get on a better workout plan will be worth the price of admission.
Metal Gear Solid 4 is a fitting coda to the series and the single best reason to own a PS3 so far.
Commando 3 makes a pretty good first impression, but the rest of the game doesn't offer enough excitement to carry you through to the end.
It's hard to consider some of these early Neo Geo releases as "classics," but at least there's a good variety of game styles in SNK Arcade Classics Vol. 1.
Adding an online video repository and an online store full of songs takes SingStar to exciting new heights.
Penny Arcade Adventures: On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness is as entertaining as its title is long.
While there's probably a good way to fit the world of Rocky & Bullwinkle into a WarioWare clone, this game doesn't pull it off.
Haze ticks most of the boxes on the "things a first-person shooter should have" form, but doesn't do so in a particularly interesting way.
Defend Your Castle's charming visuals and low price tag help compensate for some simple gameplay.
You might not enjoy every single game type that Boom Blox offers, but most of them are a lot of fun, especially if you're playing with friends.
Target: Terror looks like it was a lot of fun to make, but that doesn't mean it was a lot of fun to play.
Mario Kart Wii lives up to series expectations in the safest ways imaginable.
It provides a promising glimpse into the future of Gran Turismo, but the content doesn't justify the $39.99 price tag.
Niko Bellic is one of the most human protagonists to ever appear in a video game, and his trials and tribulations make GTA IV absolutely unforgettable.
NBA Ballers: Chosen One looks flashy at first glance, but you never really feel like you're doing much more than triggering a series of animations.
Dark Sector's got great-looking character models, but the slow and repetitive gameplay really holds it all back.
If you have a deep love for classic shooters, you should play Ikaruga.
Show-stopping bugs and a general lack of content leave Mr. Driller Online gasping for air.
It handles like an antique, and it's a little bit light on content, but solid online and an easy charm help keep Hot Shots Golf: Out of Bounds entertaining.
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