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Good Old Reviews – Beyond Good & Evil

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Editor’s Note: This article was originally published at The Escapist. Beyond Good & Evil sits on a great many gaming…

Elegy for a Dead World Review: A Novel Approach to Creative Writing

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Peruse the marketing speak attached to many recent triple-A games and you’ll often hear about how players can “create their…

Dead State Review: The Old-School Zombie Apocalypse

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Dead State was supposed to be one of the first true zombie survival games out there. Designed by Obsidian Entertainment…

The Talos Principle Review: (Meta)Physics Puzzler

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The Talos Principle is a game about puzzles. The Talos Principle is a game about the meaning of life. The…

Good Old Reviews – Star Control 2

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Original Release: 1992, Platform: DOS, Developer: Toys for Bob, Publisher: Accolade Editor’s Note: This article was originally published at The…

Far Cry 4 Review: Content is Kyrat’s King

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Far Cry 4 might come from the school of thinking, “If it ain’t broke, reuse it.” There’s a lot from…

The Witcher Adventure Game – Dark Fantasy Roll-Playing

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It may only have two video games to its name, but The Witcher is still a title that excites legions…

Game of Thrones: Ep. 1 – ‘Iron From Ice’ Review: Summary Execution

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In perfect “Game of Thrones” fashion, the first episode of Telltale Games’ new series opens with death. That is, a…

This War of Mine Review: PTSD Simulator

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On the twelfth night of the war, Pavle was killed. Technically, Pavle was looting. A former footballer, quick on his…

Super Smash Brothers for the Wii-U Review – The King of Smash

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The definitive version of Smash Brothers has arrived. People, it’s time to get a Wii-U.

WWE 2K15 Review: Heel Turn

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WWE’s first entry into the new gen console stumbles while climbing the ropes

Assassin’s Creed Rogue Review: Even Blacker Flag

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The easiest and most accurate way to describe Assassin’s Creed: Rogue is to call it Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag…

Good Old Reviews – Star Wars: Tie Fighter

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Editor’s Note: This article was originally published at The Escapist. A mere year after Star Wars: X-Wing showed just how…

Dragon Age: Inquisition Review: Bioware’s Triumphant Return

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Dragon Age: Inquisition is a game targeted directly at fans of the series, and that helps make it the best…

Assassin’s Creed Unity Review: Not So Revolutionary

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Last year’s Assassin’s Creed 4 was probably the biggest departure the series has taken since Assassin’s Creed 2, which laid…

Good Old Reviews – Star Wars: X-Wing

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Editor’s Note: This article was originally published at The Escapist. The mission seems to start off well. The Empire, using…

The Evil Within Review: Resident Evil Chore

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The problem with The Evil Within is the burden of its history. Think of it: You’re the game representing the…

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Review: Stagnant Warfare

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Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is Sledgehammer Games’ first effort as a lead developer on the series, but it bears…

Lords of the Fallen Review: Kindred Souls

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Despite a few confusing design decisions that are at odds with the risk vs reward mechanics the game touts, Lords of the Fallen is a solid action/RPG heavily influenced by the Souls series

Why Mr. X Resident Evil’s Best Baddy (And Why Nemesis Kind of Sucks)

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Editor’s Note: This article originally ran at The Escapist. Mr. X is the best thing Resident Evil, as a franchise,…

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Mass Effect 3 Citadel Review: Almost Enough. Almost.


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I went into “The Citadel” DLC for Mass Effect 3 barely able to feel anything beyond a tepid ‘whatever.’ A…

I Think Dark Souls is Great — I Just Don’t Want to Play It


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Look, I get it — it’s smart and paradigm-shifting and doesn’t pull any punches. It’s also boring and infuriating and there are better ways to spend your time.

Dead Island Review


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Like fetch quests? Like escort missions? Then it’s your lucky day!

Skyrim PC Review: Just A Console Port?


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Here be dragons.

Mass Effect 3 Extended Cut Ending DLC Review


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BioWare’s free ending DLC significantly improves on the original endings. They’re still kind of bad, but at least they’re no longer broken.

Diablo 3 Review


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Does it live up to the hype?

Beyond: Two Souls Review — Supernaturally Bad Storytelling


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A note to would-be storytellers who might be inclined to find inspiration within Beyond: Two Souls, the latest work of…

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword Review


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Skyward Sword finds a way to be both terrible and great at the same time.

BioShock Infinite Review: A Gleaming City of Unrealized Potential


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BioShock Infinite is a great game you should play. It’s also monotonous, rehashes far too much of its six-year-old predecessor, and begs the question of what could have been.

Hands On with Dragon Blade: Wrath of Fire


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D3 Publisher recently treated us to a preview of their upcoming Wii exclusive Dragon Blade: Wrath of Fire. Written by…

Assassin’s Creed 3 Review: One Step Forward, Two Back


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Feeling rushed and filled with minor but irritating design missteps, Assassin’s Creed 3 isn’t the banner game we’d hoped.

Mass Effect 3 ‘Leviathan’ DLC Review


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Mass Effect 3′s first story DLC offers very little new, and its story doesn’t add much to the overall game.

Medal of Honor Limited Edition Review


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The venerable series gets its modern update but is it the new Modern Warfare or just Afghanistan sexy lipstick on an old WWII pig?

Dragon Age: Inquisition Review: Bioware’s Triumphant Return


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Dragon Age: Inquisition is a game targeted directly at fans of the series, and that helps make it the best…

Dragon Age II Review


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Dragon Age II reinvents the video game version of epic fantasy – and also manages to be a pretty excellent game.

Far Cry 3 Review: The Island of Dr. More-Bro


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Wading into Ubisoft’s open-world jungle.

Mass Effect 3 ‘Omega’ DLC Review: More of the Same


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If it were part of the original release of Mass Effect 3, Omega would have been a great portion. Months later, it’s kind of boring.

Tomb Raider PC Review: A Real Hero is Reborn


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Lara Croft stands among and even above other great video game protagonists by earning every second of her survival.

Battlefield 3 Review (PC)


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DICE delivers the successor to Battlefield 2. How does the series hold up after five years?

Catherine Review


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Hint: I’m not a fan.

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