Braid asks that you forget everything you know about time.
Strong Bad cordially invites you to have a giant slice of his style.
Bionic Commando: Rearmed is a superb remake that should appeal to old and new fans of the NES classic.
A crappy gambling game that also doubles as a parable about the dangers of downloadable content.
Too Human has a unique setting and some compelling ideas, but it doesn't offer enough variety to stay fresh from start to finish.
This click-happy sci-fi dungeon crawler is neither aggressively bad nor especially remarkable. In other words, it's OK.
1942: Joint Strike is a decent shooter that offers some replay value--but only if you're into moving up online leaderboards.
Galaga Legions isn't a great Galaga sequel, but it's a decent space shooter with some interesting ideas.
Ratchet & Clank: Quest for Booty is a decent diversion for the price, but will make you long for the next full installment in the series.
There are just enough new features--and just enough delightfully nutty new pinatas--to warrant a second trip into the garden.
Technical hiccups can't keep The Behemoth from sieging my heart!
The Last Guy is an interesting game, but there's not enough to it to make it a good game.
The awesome destructive potential of Mercs 2 is hamstrung by a litany of technical shortcomings and clunky design.
Spore spreads itself a little thin, but the epoch-spanning gameplay and communal creature creation culminate in a one-of-a-kind experience.
TNA iMPACT! has some great ideas, but a wide array of issues big and small prevent it from achieving greatness.
Rock Band 2 offers a great package of new music and a bunch of great enhancements to the core game that make it a terrific purchase whether you're already well-versed in the genre or looking to get started.
The Force Unleashed comes with a lengthy list of caveats, but if you can suffer through some occasionally frustrating control and difficulty issues, the underlying game is a good one.
Strong Bad goes all Che Guevara in Episode 2, with amusing results.
Even though the 360's lackluster D-pad does its best to hold it back, Samurai Shodown II still shines on Xbox Live Arcade.
Namco Bandai strikes out with this halfhearted baseball game.
Pure looks great and plays well, providing enough tricks to keep things moving and enough tracks to keep things varied.
While it feels more like fond memories than the near future, Wipeout HD still delivers plenty of high-speed, techno-laced thrills.
A unique blend of battlefield tactics and first-person shooting make Hell's Highway more interesting than its familiar WWII trappings let on.
Crysis Warhead trades the length of the original for a bit more intensity and a lot more focus.
Fracture offers a future where our best hope for survival relies on making enemies walk uphill.
This amusing trifle of a platformer benefits from its vivid presentation.
Age of Booty's multiplayer is great fun that keeps you coming back, but you'll need a solid crew who wants to work together if you want to dominate the opposition.
The game is much greater than the sum of its familiar parts. It's also one of the best shooters so far this year.
Fable II keeps you thoroughly entertained whether you're saving the world or unraveling it.
Saints Row 2 ups the ante for the volume of sheer absurdity in an open-world action game.
Fallout 3 has a few snags, but the quality of the overall adventure makes looking past its flaws worthwhile.
This poor clone of today's music games is especially sad when you consider Konami's rich history with the genre.
A suffocating level of difficulty limits the appeal of Rockstar's latest street racer.
Gears of War 2 intelligently builds on the successes of the first game, resulting in an immensely appealing sequel that is better in almost every way.
Guitar Hero makes an interesting, if not always successful, transition to the full-band format.
This sequel trades mutant-infested islands for a war-torn African savanna with mostly positive results.
Sifting through user-created LittleBigPlanet levels and seeing the wonderful and weird things that people are making is a great way to spend an afternoon, a week, a month...
Web of Shadows can get awfully repetitive, but this simple-yet-stylish action game still manages to make being Spider-Man feel awesome.
Quantum of Solace is middle-of-the-road entertainment that has just enough mild highs to balance out against its mild lows.
Resistance 2 ditches the storytelling in favor of an excellent multiplayer experience.
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