Driver: San Francisco takes the series in a supernatural direction with surprisingly exciting results.
Insomniac does a terrific job of making you forget about Resistance 2 with a sad, beautiful journey through the apocalypse.
Bodycount has a few solid ideas buried underneath layers and layers of boring gameplay.
The hallowed original trilogy of Mortal Kombat games deserves better than a bare-bones, barely functional compilation.
Madden NFL 12 finds the series in a state of regression, offering up minimal improvements to an increasingly passionless package.
Even if you completely disregarded Street Fighter III upon its initial release, Third Strike Online Edition is still worth checking out.
The world of Deus Ex: Human Revolution is absolutely worth seeing, and that trumps any of the little issues that pop up along the way.
Diversified, action-oriented tower defense combines with thick, thick '80s nostalgia to produce a worthy Toy Soldiers sequel.
From your fingertip to all four limbs, Fruit Ninja Kinect offers simple, satisfying, smoothie-making fun that capitalizes on Kinect’s strengths.
It's not the most demanding game, but this stylized marriage of 2D adventuring and unique visual art makes for an entertaining ride for as long as it lasts.
Yakuza 4 is a proudly traditional Japanese release, but the game doesn't always emphasize its best attributes.
You won't find another game on the market that's quite like Catherine, but it fumbles too frequently to work.
This robust downloadable reminds you why it's so much fun to play video-game god.
Puzzle Agent 2 takes the low-key weirdness of the original in fittingly strange new directions, but the puzzles themselves lack bite and variety.
Captain America may be derivative as all get out, but that doesn't mean there aren't some pleasures to be found in throwing a shield at a fake Nazi.
Ms. Splosion Man lands on shaky footing, but at least she gets a lot of mileage out of that bow.
Insect Armageddon fails to capture the chaos that made its predecessor "special," meaning there's little to distract you from the simple, repetitive, and boring gameplay underneath.
Dead Block is dead boring.
Striking the proper balance between nostalgic and new, Jamestown is a real treat for classic shooter fans.
Even the most devoted fans of the Mercenaries mode from the modern Resident Evil games will be ill-served by this insubstantial and expensive cash-in.
Don't blink or you'll miss this pleasantly ludicrous parody of 16-bit Japanese role-playing games.
Lucha Fury is like a master class in how to make a terrible beat-'em-up.
After the previous games' high standards for chilling atmosphere and cinematic intensity, it's hard not to be disappointed by the common FPS trappings of FEAR 3.
Though some aspects of it are short-lived, there are enough great multiplayer moments in Trenched to make it worth your while.
Shadows of the Damned is a hell of a good time.
After more than a decade, portability and a lovely visual makeover are just bonus features for a game that holds up as well as Ocarina of Time.
Child of Eden is Tetsuya Mizuguchi's most fully realized lightspeed bioluminescent cyberspace techno-synthetic neon air sculpture. That it's also a video game seems beside the point.
It's not quite as refined as you'd expect a sequel to be, but Infamous 2 is still an electrifying good time.
Like its predecessor, Alice: Madness Returns is a game whose considerable dark artistic visions ease much of the gameplay's burden--but not all of it.
Duke Nukem Forever is a sad mess of a game, but hey, at least it finally came out, right?
A few physics-based weapons and destructible environments can't elevate this strictly average third-person shooter.
Like an extreme sports video directed by Roland Emmerich, MotorStorm: Apocalypse is simultaneously at its best and worst when it ramps up its particular brand of delirious carnage.
Dirt 3 isn't as big a jump forward as Dirt 2 was, but tweaks and additional modes and features make it as deep as it is fun.
Rockstar's bold open-world adventure game wraps macabre '40s grit around gripping detective work.
The latest Lego extravaganza from Traveller's Tales offers some convincing reasons not to give up on this prolific, kid-oriented series.
Flat combat and a lack of variety are just two of the things that make Brink such a disappointment.
Housemarque's latest download is bursting with uniquely challenging action and visual panache to spare.
Mortal Kombat is fantastic fun whether you're looking to take on the world or if you just want to see the story unfold in an all-new way.
Valve falls further down its own rabbit hole with this expansive sequel that retains the cynical heart of the original Portal, while blowing out the scale on virtually every aspect of the execution.
If ever there were a cautionary tale for the early adopter of new gaming technology, Madden NFL Football is it.
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