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.
Harmonix brings the thrill back to rhythm games with a title that reminds you why your living room is cluttered with plastic controllers in the first place.
Fable's cheeky charms get a bit buried by strange design decisions in this new sequel from Lionhead.
Most of DJ Hero 2's additions greatly expand the game, while the lengthy and varied soundtrack gives players plenty to do.
Nintendo elevates the oft-maligned party game with a simple combination of character and craft.
This lightweight RPG oozes charm and humor.
It takes a long time to figure out what's going on, but once you get the hang of it, EA Sports MMA is a solid, skill-based take on mixed martial arts.
Super Meat Boy hates you, but don't let that stop you from loving every minute of this hilarious, over-the-top platformer from Hell.
Fallout: New Vegas somehow manages to have even more technical problems than Fallout 3 did, but its great characters and setting still shine through.
Nintendo and Good-Feel stab straight at the cute center of your brain in this adorable and addictive platformer.
Medal of Honor's derivative style is cool for a while, but it suffers from too many technical issues to last.
Def Jam Rapstar provides a solid home base for hip-hop-loving rhythm game fans.
Deeply engaging characters and mostly solid action combine in Ninja Theory's latest effort.
Comic Jumper isn't a great game, but it's such a hilarious one that it's still worth seeing from start to finish.
The underlying formula and a handful of good songs still provide some bright moments, but Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock feels all too obligatory to be very exciting.
This cyborg-infested add-on brings a strong conclusion to the world of Borderlands.
Dead Rising 2 comes with a long list of unfortunate problems, but if you're the type to look past those issues and love a good challenge, this game is actually awesome.
Firaxis offers a hardcore turn-based strategy experience that nearly anyone can approach, without sacrificing any of its wildly addictive appeal.
Sports Champions feels cold and calculated, but it's hard to argue with its solid base of motion-based gameplay.
Reach's expanded multiplayer component offers a huge amount of variety that will keep Halo fans going for a good, long time.
Five dollars is an absurdly low price for the equally absurd, wholesale zombie slaughter in this download.
Few games share Shank's violent enthusiasm, even if it can't carry the whole experience.
Samus Aran's transition to fast-paced third-person action is mostly a smooth one.
This decent tale of ascension through the mob ranks feels a little outdated as an actual video game.
It would seem that a change of perspective is all Lara Croft needed to revitalize her tomb-raiding antics.
Kane and Lynch's trek through Shanghai's underworld is astoundingly brief, leaving you just enough time to get a feel for the game's great visual style, but not much else. Also, we experienced a fairly crippling technical issue while testing the Xbox 360 version.
Kane and Lynch's trek through Shanghai's underworld is astoundingly brief, leaving you just enough time to get a feel for the game's great visual style, but not much else.
Madden NFL 11 makes the act of getting into a simulation football game a great deal easier, and without removing any of the complexity of the game, to boot.
For $15, there's an awful lot of varied, satisfying multiplayer action in here.
Harmony of Despair's multiplayer design isn't fleshed out well enough to make you forget about the grind.
Top to bottom, this is a totally worthy successor to one of the best strategy games in history.
Look past the dull single-player modes and get online if you want to have a great time racing boats.
DeathSpank can be very charming, but it's rarely much more than that.
Stark, gruesome, and gorgeous, this indie puzzle platformer will stick in your mind long after you've seen it to the end.
Quick, bloody death makes Deadliest Warrior kind of charming, but its "first mistake loses" mentality wears thin fast.
Infinite Interactive takes it back to basics in just the right way with this sequel.
Treasure gets playful with this dizzying shooter sequel that's both accessible and challenging.
Singularity creates an interesting world and uses its time-bending abilities to craft a fun story that's worth seeing through to the end.
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