WWE All Stars has the wrestlers you want performing their moves in the craziest ways imaginable, making for a fresh-feeling game that's a lot of fun to play.
Ridge Racer 3D adds a couple of new features to the same tracks, cars, and ideas that have been driving the series since 2005, if not earlier.
Nintendo's latest fanciful flight sim is fun enough for a few minutes at a time, but won't provide you much lasting value.
Swarm does no one thing particularly well, but it does enough things well enough to keep you coming back, even against your better judgment.
Super Street Fighter IV is a great fighting game that uses just about every feature the 3DS offers.
It might not feel as special as its predecessor, but Crysis 2 is still a high-quality shooter, both alone or in multiplayer.
Full House Poker has more features than the rest of the downloadable poker games on 360, and its live event option gives you a reason to keep playing.
A solidly crafted multiplayer component is the only thing that redeems Homefront's brief, nearly tensionless campaign.
Bulletstorm presents a thrilling alternative to today's first-person shooters.
Killzone 3 delivers an experience that's a little too similar to its predecessor in spots, but it still has plenty explosive moments to see both online and off.
While many will bristle at the mere sight of Marvel vs. Capcom 3's brand of crazy, it's actually a lot of fun once you put in some time and figure it all out.
It’s not built to last, but Jellyvision’s revival of one of video games’ smartest, funniest trivia series is pitch-perfect.
Mario Sports Mix serves little purpose, save but to further dilute your fond memories of Mario's better sporting days.
Both a well-crafted puzzle game and a good-natured send-up of antiquated industrialist politics, Stacking is one of the more satisfyingly strange downloadable games you're likely to encounter.
Bionic Commando Rearmed 2 has the right idea when it comes to revamping its controls, but the level and boss design brings things crashing to a halt.
The variety afforded by LBP2's more sophisticated tools allow creators to build levels that are exponentially more complicated and interesting than what was possible in the first game.
Two years later, it turns out EA's Visceral Games team still knows how to make a damn fine horror-action game.
DC Universe Online is not without ambition, but its action-oriented combat and quest design are positively monotonous.
Lost in Shadow is a game that makes a great first impression, but ultimately cannot build on that initial momentum, nor recognize when to quit.
Epic Mickey's brief moments of cleverness and knowing affection for obscure Disneyana are mired by clunky, perfunctory platforming and a general lack of followthrough.
Zombies or not, Housemarque's latest dual-joystick effort doesn't come close to fulfilling its potential.
A grind-heavy career mode and inconsistent visuals keep this otherwise fantastic driving simulation from finishing first.
Tron: Evolution fleshes out the Tron universe in some really interesting ways, but it doesn't make for an especially exciting game.
The splatter is most certainly on display in this functional, yet indistinct beat-'em-up.
It's too little and far, far too late for this shoddy, low-rent rhythm game also-ran.
NBA Jam is positively killer... provided you've got some like-minded basketball junkies around to compete against.
This is the fastest, loudest, most overwhelming, most viscerally pleasurable Pac-Man experience available on the market today without a prescription.
Retro recaptures most of Donkey Kong's venerated platforming roots in this fine Wii sequel.
Hot Pursuit has some of the best online play that the Need For Speed series has ever seen.
Ubisoft's distinctive murder adventure series gets better and better with this continuation of Assassin's Creed II.
The quality of the games and implementation of the Kinect technology in Kinect Sports make this sports-themed minigame collection more than just another genre also-ran.
Dance Central is a lot of fun, but the game surrounding the dancing feels really basic.
Black Ops takes the kitchen sink approach by throwing in a ton of modes and options, but the core action remains mostly intact.
Microsoft's Kinect pack-in is a middling minigame collection that bores as often as it amuses.
GoldenEye 007 is one of the rare game remakes that actually manages to simultaneously provide warm-feeling nostalgia and solid, updated gameplay.
LucasArts' second Jedi action game looks nice and plays well enough, but it's too short and shallow to leave a lasting impression.
Bond's newest adventure has a few thrilling moments, but the mix of cover-based shooting and car chases doesn't hold up for the duration of its story.
It runs out of steam before it finds some semblance of a conclusion, but this twee, oddly knowing take of the game development process can be curiously engrossing and hard to put down.
An enthusiasm for accelerated popcorn sci-fi action makes this latest ride from PlatinumGames, however brief, an exhilarating one.
SmackDown! vs. RAW 2011 continues the tradition of upgrading the surrounding components of the game, while largely ignoring the fundamental issue at the heart of the series: the wrestling itself.
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