The Xbox version of Minecraft is both better and worse than the PC original, though it's most valuable for newcomers to the whole phenomenon.
The Vita version of Mortal Kombat hits just as hard as its console counterparts.
Bloodforge is the half-baked XBLA God of War clone you never asked for.
The Pinball Arcade provides a safe virtual home for your pinball worship, complete with accurate re-creations of real tables and appropriately realistic physics.
Evolution gives you just about everything you could want out of a Trials sequel.
The weird, wonderful world of Fez operates on multiple levels, but only the people who are willing to dig all the way down to its core will come away satisfied.
Competence is the greatest achievement The Splatters manages, and that's not quite enough to justify its price.
Kinect Star Wars isn't a good Kinect game or a good Star Wars game.
Tenorman's Revenge would merely be another bland, unremarkable licensed video game were it not so fundamentally atrocious at its core.
Sine Mora is a marvelous-looking scrolling shooter with a ton of attention to detail, though some core gameplay foibles can grate on your nerves.
The Vita version of Ridge Racer is light on content, and the vast majority of what's actually here has appeared in previous Ridge Racer games.
Ninja Gaiden 3 is little more than a shadow of the games that came before it.
Street Fighter X Tekken starts out with some amazingly fun updates to the classic Capcom style, but it's a real shame that the online mode is so awkward.
I Am Alive starts with an exciting premise, but it's hard to imagine a wider gulf between the promise of its ideas and the reality of its execution.
Journey stands as a prime example of the truly remarkable things that can be done via this medium.
It's not the best game in the trilogy, but I'd still take a decent Mass Effect game over most story-driven releases.
SSX is an intriguing mix of old and new that doesn't always pan out, but the absurdist snowboarding gameplay remains as thrilling as ever.
You may not be the kind of person who should play Asura's Wrath at all, but if you are, you're in for one hell of a weird ride.
EA Sports’ first earnest shot at tennis is competent, familiar, and wholly inessential.
Rhythm Heaven Fever's catchy tunes and surprisingly varied two-button gameplay combine into an experience that's as wonderfully silly as it is frequently challenging.
Alan Wake's downloadable debut features a neat story with a clever twist, but one that sadly outstays its welcome.
Touch My Katamari offers up one distinctly cool new idea for the series while more or less surrounding that idea with the same stuff we've already played to death.
Syndicate gives you a great set of tools that make shooting at the world around you a lot of fun whether you're playing alone or with a team.
Escape Plan never quite breaks out beyond its initial level of promise, but such as it is, it's a decent little puzzler for an OK price.
Warp offers an endearing premise and unique puzzle-solving, but it's held back by some basic mechanical issues.
Electronic Symphony brings a host of great music and beautiful skin designs to the time-tested Lumines formula.
The pieces of a tremendous Wipeout game are present in 2048, but it's hard to look past the game's annoying interface, wicked-long load screens, and underwhelming sense of speed.
The Vita version of Rayman: Origins may lack a few of the mechanical touches of its console brethren, but in terms of sheer beauty and fun, little is lost in translation.
Uncharted: Golden Abyss feels like a made-for-cable version of a proper, big-screen Uncharted adventure.
Super Stardust Delta delivers frantic action and flashy effects at a nice, downloadable price.
The framework of Monolith's new multiplayer shooter might not be wildly original, but its nonsensical humor sure is.
Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning creates an interesting world and gives you good combat options, but the whole thing overstays its welcome a bit.
Digital Extremes ably picks up where Starbreeze left off, crafting a satisfyingly brutal adventure that only rarely loses its way.
Viewed as a handheld game, Revelations is impressive enough, but in the long history of the Resident Evil series, it's just average.
NeverDead's one-note dismemberment gimmick wears out its welcome long before you reach the game's miserable conclusion.
Genkibowl VII is a bad deal on its own and a very disappointing update for Saints Row season pass holders.
Crafting irradiated shotguns to better dispatch the undead is a great idea, but clunky combat and a lack of mission variety keep this downloadable shooter from realizing its potential.
Trine 2 might be one of the prettiest games ever made, and it makes some small but important additions to its predecessor's formula, too.
This game is practically a war crime.
Skylanders is probably aimed at kids, but whatever. I am a legal adult who can drink, buy pornography, rent a car, and vote... and I think it's still pretty cool.
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