Pandemic brings some pulpy flavor to this open-world WWII game, but its stylish charm doesn't quite overcome the rough edges or the sense that its best tricks are borrowed from other, better games.
Playing this mediocre tie-in shooter might make you want to skip James Cameron's latest movie completely.
QIX++ is a lifeless remake that isn't good enough to attract new players or satisfy old ones.
PixelJunk Shooter's considerable charm and clever mechanics make it stand out, but it ends without fully realizing its potential.
A laundry list of risky changes pays off in this great new beginning for the Silent Hill series.
The Underdome's disappointing challenges steer clear of everything that made Borderlands fun in the first place.
There's an intensity and a lack of compromise to Bayonetta that some might find overwhelming, but those who can stomach it are in for an audacious and singular experience.
Much of the potential of Bayonetta--potential that's realized on the Xbox 360--is lost to technical issues on the PS3.
Darksiders pulls together concepts from a ton of different games, but the way it pieces these things together manages to feel exciting.
The 40th Day streamlines in spots, but it ends up feeling like a very straightforward and somewhat bland shooter.
Trajectile's uniquely angular puzzle-solving is fun, but a little too rigid for its own good.
Dark Void lays down a great foundation with its solid premise and characters, but the action is grounded by a handful of technical issues.
BioWare's big new sci-fi sequel presents a more seamless blend of action and role-playing that bests its predecessor in every conceivable way.
You'll be hard-pressed to find a purer, more panic-inducing FPS experience than Serious Sam.
MAG doesn't always take direct advantage of its huge player count, but the base action is sharp enough to make it all work.
Grasshopper Manufacture punches you square in the nose with this double-live gonzo action sequel that's leaner, faster, and--in a feat that borders on the impossible--crazier than the original No More Heroes.
While the story doesn't always hit as hard as its predecessor, there are plenty of great gameplay changes that make BioShock 2 a worthwhile experience.
Tomena Sanner is a silly little game. You'll burn out on it quickly, but it's cheap enough that you might be totally OK with that.
While there's still a certain charm to its interspecies play, AVP is plagued with issues across the board.
This short, nostalgic add-on is cheap enough to make it worth returning to the old mansion.
A few technical hiccups barely temper the emotional impact of this tense, character-driven thriller.
That Dante's Inferno is almost proudly derivative of Sony's God of War series isn't inherently a bad thing, but its lack of unique accomplishments makes for a hollow experience.
Bad Company 2 is a terrific multiplayer shooter that offers the scope and strategy that made the Battlefield series so great in the first place. The single-player, however, feels a little flat this time around.
General Knoxx is Borderlands' best addition to date, offering more terrain, new enemies, and most importantly, more ways to build your character.
Sony delivers a fittingly epic and savage PlayStation 3 debut for God of War, even if it does little to evolve the formula established by its predecessors.
Command & Conquer 4 attempts to be a smaller game than its predecessors, but rather than going back to basics, this new approach makes for a dull experience.
The atmospheric world of Metro 2033 is exciting while it lasts, but feels diluted by poor gunplay and monster AI.
Just Cause 2 refines and expands on everything that made the first so charming, delivering a joyous blend of B-movie goofiness and physics-defying open-world shenanigans.
It needs an easier way to track down user-made games, but the tools and concepts in WarioWare DIY are really sharp, which makes the process of making your own "microgames" a lot of fun.
Too longwinded and singleminded for its own good, Final Fantasy XIII still delivers a grand, gorgeous adventure...eventually.
You might be able to find this sort of reflex-based gameplay in a free Flash game nowadays, but Road Fighter still holds up pretty well.
Jungler's mix of shooting, snakes, and mazes gives you just enough variety to make Game Room's challenge system worthwhile.
Conviction modernizes Splinter Cell's stealth-action formula in a lot of ways, and it's partnered with a quality story that makes playing it worth your while.
This is absolutely the right way to repackage and sell old arcade games.
Telltale sets up its third season with some slick presentation, a few new gameplay tricks, and enough lightly absurdist, self-aware gags to keep the adventure brisk.
Super Street Fighter IV adds enough great new content to justify skipping over the "Champion Edition" and "Hyper Fighting" steps in the Street Fighter upgrade path.
Dead To Rights: Retribution has its moments, but its generic, last-generation feel makes it a tough purchase to justify at full price.
Remedy's troubled horror writer deftly balances solid shooting and ominous atmosphere in his great Xbox 360 debut.
Picross 3D's twist on the traditional picture crossword takes a bit of work to learn, but it's terrific fun.
Skate 3's offline portions feel flat and sterile, but its deeper online focus helps bring more meaning to every facet of the game.
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