Adding an online video repository and an online store full of songs takes SingStar to exciting new heights.
Haze ticks most of the boxes on the "things a first-person shooter should have" form, but doesn't do so in a particularly interesting way.
Metal Gear Solid 4 is a fitting coda to the series and the single best reason to own a PS3 so far.
Poker Smash's name might fool you into thinking it's all chips, cards, and bluffing. But this puzzle game will take you by surprise with its sharp gameplay.
Bad Company's pro-explosion agenda makes its solo and multiplayer components markedly better than they would be otherwise.
Lego Indy is an endearing romp through the classic swashbuckling films, but the Lego gameplay's rough edges are starting to show.
Robert Ludlum's The Bourne Conspiracy is a flashy action game that's sabotaged by a brief runtime and a lack of depth.
Burnout Paradise takes some risks with some of the series' most basic concepts, and the end result pays off surprisingly well.
Professor Layton and the Curious Village is an outstanding mix of charm and logic that's likely to make a pretty deep impression on you.
Smash Bros. Brawl is probably at its best when enjoyed by a group of four friends, but solo players with an eye for Nintendo nostalgia aren't totally left out.
If you're desperate for co-op play, Army of Two will satisfy. But the action is a bit too repetitive to keep you excited for a substantial length of time.
Rocketmen: Axis of Evil's co-op gives it potential, but the game doesn't move fast enough to deliver any lasting excitement.
Even a bundle of technical issues can't stop Bully: Scholarship Edition from letting you have a great time running amok on the Xbox 360
Vegas 2 doesn't make huge changes to what you saw in the previous game, and the story can be hard to follow, but the action is as explosive as ever.
Condemned 2: Bloodshot is the video-game equivalent of blunt-force trauma.
TiQal has its moments, but there are just too many other, better puzzle games on Xbox Live Arcade.
Viking's got good ideas, but you'll see most of them in the first third of the story.
It handles like an antique, and it's a little bit light on content, but solid online and an easy charm help keep Hot Shots Golf: Out of Bounds entertaining.
Show-stopping bugs and a general lack of content leave Mr. Driller Online gasping for air.
If you have a deep love for classic shooters, you should play Ikaruga.
While there's probably a good way to fit the world of Rocky & Bullwinkle into a WarioWare clone, this game doesn't pull it off.
Dark Sector's got great-looking character models, but the slow and repetitive gameplay really holds it all back.
NBA Ballers: Chosen One looks flashy at first glance, but you never really feel like you're doing much more than triggering a series of animations.
It provides a promising glimpse into the future of Gran Turismo, but the content doesn't justify the $39.99 price tag.
Niko Bellic is one of the most human protagonists to ever appear in a video game, and his trials and tribulations make GTA IV absolutely unforgettable.
Mario Kart Wii lives up to series expectations in the safest ways imaginable.
Target: Terror looks like it was a lot of fun to make, but that doesn't mean it was a lot of fun to play.
You might not enjoy every single game type that Boom Blox offers, but most of them are a lot of fun, especially if you're playing with friends.
Defend Your Castle's charming visuals and low price tag help compensate for some simple gameplay.
Penny Arcade Adventures: On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness is as entertaining as its title is long.
It's hard to consider some of these early Neo Geo releases as "classics," but at least there's a good variety of game styles in SNK Arcade Classics Vol. 1.
Commando 3 makes a pretty good first impression, but the rest of the game doesn't offer enough excitement to carry you through to the end.
Wii Fit's simple workouts run out of charm pretty quickly, but for some, the subtle nudge to get on a better workout plan will be worth the price of admission.
Soul Calibur gets the fighting right, but without online play or the single-player mission mode that made it fun to play alone, this XBLA re-release is a flimsy package.
Dragon Ball Z: Burst Limit is by far and away the best looking Dragon Ball Z game available today. Unfortunately, the gameplay doesn't match the visuals in terms of recreating the action and appeal of the source material.
Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved 2 adds new modes and elements that make it significantly better than both its predecessor and the scads of dual-joystick shooters that were released in its wake.
It's not a seamless transition, but Civilization Revolution is a mostly successful effort to bring Sid Meier's celebrated strategy series to consoles.
Even if you are a hardcore Aerosmith fan, this game's short and spotty track list makes it hard to recommend.
Unreal Tournament 3 is a competent Xbox 360 shooter that can be exciting and very fast-paced, but it occasionally feels like some kind of creepy history lesson on the way games used to be.
Soulcalibur IV's sharp fighting is offset by a dull set of single-player modes and lame guest characters.
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