Everything about this nice-looking, mostly online shooter is cumbersome and unpleasant to deal with in one way or another.
An oddly reverent homage to the original Legend of Zelda, 3D Dot Game Heroes is enthusiastically nostalgic fun with a unique graphical twist.
Split/Second's high-gloss mayhem is best-in-class, though it peaks early, and the chaos can overwhelm the actual racing.
This is no more and no less than a pretty good reprisal of last generation's Prince of Persia games.
Super Mario Galaxy 2 sees both Nintendo and Mario himself in top form, delivering an adventure that's as consistently exciting and inventive as ever.
Bizarre Creations has found a game worthy of the developer's namesake in Blur, a game that finds something fun in the peculiar pairing of weighty, quietly technical real-world racing and over-the-top kart combat.
UFC Undisputed 2010 has some great gameplay additions and solid online performance that makes you want to just keep fighting.
Creative users have already made ModNation Racers a ridiculous kart-racing good time.
There are brilliant moments in Alpha Protocol, but they're all but muted by poor gunplay and a list of unfortunate technical issues.
Green Day: Rock Band makes good on the promises implicit in the title, but it requires an appreciation of both Green Day and Rock Band to really enjoy.
This hard-hitting attempt at a Madden alternative is hardest hit by its own inept gameplay.
War For Cybertron might be the best Transformers game ever made... but that isn't exactly a high bar to best.
EA and Stainless Games went ahead and made Risk completely crazy, and Risk: Factions is ultimately better for it.
Crackdown 2's open nature can lead to some cool moments, but even the cool moments feel like they were lifted directly from the previous game.
Infinite Interactive takes it back to basics in just the right way with this sequel.
Singularity creates an interesting world and uses its time-bending abilities to craft a fun story that's worth seeing through to the end.
Treasure gets playful with this dizzying shooter sequel that's both accessible and challenging.
Quick, bloody death makes Deadliest Warrior kind of charming, but its "first mistake loses" mentality wears thin fast.
Stark, gruesome, and gorgeous, this indie puzzle platformer will stick in your mind long after you've seen it to the end.
DeathSpank can be very charming, but it's rarely much more than that.
Look past the dull single-player modes and get online if you want to have a great time racing boats.
Top to bottom, this is a totally worthy successor to one of the best strategy games in history.
Harmony of Despair's multiplayer design isn't fleshed out well enough to make you forget about the grind.
For $15, there's an awful lot of varied, satisfying multiplayer action in here.
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.
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.
It would seem that a change of perspective is all Lara Croft needed to revitalize her tomb-raiding antics.
This decent tale of ascension through the mob ranks feels a little outdated as an actual video game.
Samus Aran's transition to fast-paced third-person action is mostly a smooth one.
Few games share Shank's violent enthusiasm, even if it can't carry the whole experience.
Five dollars is an absurdly low price for the equally absurd, wholesale zombie slaughter in this download.
Reach's expanded multiplayer component offers a huge amount of variety that will keep Halo fans going for a good, long time.
Sports Champions feels cold and calculated, but it's hard to argue with its solid base of motion-based gameplay.
Firaxis offers a hardcore turn-based strategy experience that nearly anyone can approach, without sacrificing any of its wildly addictive appeal.
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.
This cyborg-infested add-on brings a strong conclusion to the world of Borderlands.
Deeply engaging characters and mostly solid action combine in Ninja Theory's latest effort.
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.
Comic Jumper isn't a great game, but it's such a hilarious one that it's still worth seeing from start to finish.
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