Don't blink or you'll miss this pleasantly ludicrous parody of 16-bit Japanese role-playing games.
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.
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.
Bulletstorm presents a thrilling alternative to today's first-person shooters.
A solidly crafted multiplayer component is the only thing that redeems Homefront's brief, nearly tensionless campaign.
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.
It might not feel as special as its predecessor, but Crysis 2 is still a high-quality shooter, both alone or in multiplayer.
Super Street Fighter IV is a great fighting game that uses just about every feature the 3DS offers.
Swarm does no one thing particularly well, but it does enough things well enough to keep you coming back, even against your better judgment.
Nintendo's latest fanciful flight sim is fun enough for a few minutes at a time, but won't provide you much lasting value.
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.
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.
If ever there were a cautionary tale for the early adopter of new gaming technology, Madden NFL Football is it.
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.
Housemarque's latest download is bursting with uniquely challenging action and visual panache to spare.
Flat combat and a lack of variety are just two of the things that make Brink such a disappointment.
The latest Lego extravaganza from Traveller's Tales offers some convincing reasons not to give up on this prolific, kid-oriented series.
Rockstar's bold open-world adventure game wraps macabre '40s grit around gripping detective work.
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.
A few physics-based weapons and destructible environments can't elevate this strictly average third-person shooter.
Duke Nukem Forever is a sad mess of a game, but hey, at least it finally came out, right?
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.
It's not quite as refined as you'd expect a sequel to be, but Infamous 2 is still an electrifying good 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.
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.
Shadows of the Damned is a hell of a good time.
Though some aspects of it are short-lived, there are enough great multiplayer moments in Trenched to make it worth your while.
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.
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.
Lucha Fury is like a master class in how to make a terrible beat-'em-up.
Striking the proper balance between nostalgic and new, Jamestown is a real treat for classic shooter fans.
Dead Block is dead boring.
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.
Ms. Splosion Man lands on shaky footing, but at least she gets a lot of mileage out of that bow.
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.
Puzzle Agent 2 takes the low-key weirdness of the original in fittingly strange new directions, but the puzzles themselves lack bite and variety.
This robust downloadable reminds you why it's so much fun to play video-game god.
You won't find another game on the market that's quite like Catherine, but it fumbles too frequently to work.
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