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Deus Ex: The Fall Review: Mobile Mishap

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Deus Ex: The Fall might be an impressive offering on mobile, but its PC port is buggy. That’s especially disappointing because there’s a decent game underneath the problems.

The Last Door Review: Point, Click, Scare

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Lovecraft and Poe inform an eerie point-and-click in The Last Door, and it does a great job of bringing scares as well as dread to players.

Dark Souls 2 Review – Praise the Sun

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Dark Souls 2 matches and in some cases surpasses its stellar predecessors in nearly every meaningful way

BioShock Infinite: Burial at Sea Part 2 Review – Revising History

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With its final piece of BioShock Infinite content, Irrational Games wraps up BioShock and BioShock Infinite into a single continuity and retcons a lot of other stuff for some reason.

Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls Review – Fun, But Not That Different

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Diablo 3’s Reaper of Souls expansion adds a lot to the game, but it actually changes very little. Despite its…

Hearthstone Review: Dealing a Winning Hand

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Collectible card games aren’t a new genre, but Blizzard is revolutionizing the way they’re played digitally with Hearthstone. Most CCGs…

Infamous: Second Son Review – Unfortunate Son

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Second Son sure looks the part of a next gen Infamous, but does the gameplay match up to the visual spectacle?

Luftrausers Review: Fast-Paced Arcade Piloting is Fun, But Thin

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If there’s a key to an effective arcade shooter, it’s having responsive, intuitive mobility at the player’s control. Vlambeer’s Luftrausers…

Titanfall Review: Fun That Falls Short of the Hype

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There’s often a singular joy in some of Titanfall’s best moments. Leaping into the air as a Pilot, skimming a…

The Walking Dead Season 2 Ep. 2 Review: Dividing Loyalties

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The second installment of The Walking Dead Season 2 keeps most of its gameplay and puzzle-solving subtle, requiring players and Clementine to navigate how they’ll deal with the story’s other characters.

South Park: The Stick of Truth Review: South Park’s Greatest Hits

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South Park: The Stick of Truth winds up being overly reverential and fixated on shock-value gross-out humor, but big fans of the show will still have a blast.

Thief Review: Sticking to the Shadows

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It’s been almost 10 years since the last game starring the master thief named Garrett, but the intervening decade hasn’t…

The Last of Us: Left Behind DLC Review: Growing Characters

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Though we know the conclusion of this prequel DLC, Naughty Dog does a phenomenal job continuing to grow its great characters.

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy 13 Review: Lightning Strike-Out

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Lightning really should have only struck once.

The Wolf Among Us Episode 2: Smoke and Mirrors Review

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When people ask me why I like Telltale’s recent releases so much, I often struggle. The games aren’t particularly pretty,…

Safe to Survive: Patches Greatly Improve DayZ Early Access

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I’ve read somewhere that the victim of a well-aimed sniper round is dead before they hear the gunshot. Evidently, the…

Broken Age Review: Delightful But Disinterested

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Broken Age is a gorgeous, often funny return to adventure games for Tim Schafer and Double Fine, but it’s also too often dull and shallow.

The Banner Saga Review: Tour de Norse

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Stoic Games debut is captivating and tragic.

Early Inaccess: The Case for Not Buying DayZ Just Yet

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One million people have given Bohemia Interactive $30 for the right to play an early alpha version of standalone DayZ….

Nidhogg Review: A Duelist’s Dream

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Nidhogg’s deceptively simple fencing mechanics and online matchmaking make it a cut above most other multiplayer focused indie games

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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 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.

Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary Review


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Traditional 10th anniversary gifts are supposed to made out of tin or aluminum. Master Chief wants diamonds.

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