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Valiant Hearts: The Great War Review: Wars Not Make One Great

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Valiant Hearts: The Great War is at its best when it’s providing an emotional, deep take on World War I, and at its worst when it shoehorns in video game conventions like boss fights — but overall, it’s a beautiful, resonant experience.

Sniper Elite 3 Review: Not Quite on Target

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Sniper Elite 3 gets its sniping pretty right, but all the things it gets wrong keep it from reaching its…

Company of Heroes 2: Western Front Armies Review: Old Meets New

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The Company of Heroes 2: Western Front Armies DLC expands the offerings of Company of Heroes 2 without losing the…

Good Old Reviews – Wing Commander: Privateer

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Editor’s Note: This article also appears on The Escapist. I don’t like Wing Commander: Privateer as much as I did…

Shovel Knight Review – An Ace of Spades

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Mega Man meets Ducktales, meets Super Mario Brothers 3, meets Castlevania, meets Kirby’s Adventure, meets Zelda 2, meets Ninja Gaiden? I can dig that.

Among The Sleep Review: Childhood Nightmares

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Among The Sleep’s premise, presentation and art style create a memorable world and deliver a story in an intriguing way, although the game fails to fully explore its scary possibilities.

Monochroma Review – What’s Black, White and Red All Over?

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Monochroma is a puzzle platformer that struggles with the two most important aspects of a puzzle platformer: The puzzles and the platforming

Watch Dogs Review: Press Q to Hack Planet

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Watch Dogs shows flashes of brilliance, but underneath them, it’s mostly a decently functional open world game with gimmicks thrown in.

Tropico 5 Review: El Presidente’s Triumphant Return

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Tropico 5 is the best installment in the Caribbean strategy-sim series so far, but its rush to simplify things may…

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.

Transistor Review: Delayed Gratification

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Transistor’s minimal story and early gameplay make it hard to want to continue, but if you’re willing to put in the time, there’s some deep customization and story to be had.

Wolfenstein: The New Order Review: The Best of the Old Order

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The latest entry in the Wolfenstein series combines the best mechanics from the last generation’s shooters into something that offers players tons of versatility in how they play.

The Walking Dead Season 2 Ep. 3 Review: Show of Strength

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Telltale continues firing with both barrels in the third episode of The Walking Dead Season 2, and Clementine continues to evolve into a strong, though young, leader.

Kingston HyperX Cloud Headset Review: Great Sound, Poor Mic

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Kingston’s latest entry into the headset market, the HyperX Cloud, is a great choice for gaming, but not so much…

Outlast: The Whistleblower DLC Review: Leaner, More Disturbing

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The prequel/sequel DLC to last year’s first-person horror title Outlast is a leaner take on the original’s scares, and can get pretty disturbing.

Daylight Review: Once More Into the Dark

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Providing procedurally generated mazes filled with ghosts, Daylight delivers lots of scares and tension, even if it’s fairly similar to many other games in the current horror crop.

Child of Light Review: A Beautiful, Somewhat Empty World

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Ubisoft Montreal’s downloadable title delivers a nostalgic JRPG journey with a beautiful presentation — but it feels thin throughout.

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.

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.

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Natural Selection 2 Review: Beautiful, Startling Complexity


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Natural Selection 2 promises a lot, and delivers on everything, bringing a marvelously deep multiplayer experience.

Aliens: Colonial Marines Review — Not A Substantial Dollar Value


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Our take on Gearbox’s much-discussed new shooter.

Saints Row 4 Review: Perverts Of The World, Unite And Take Over


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Watch James Heaney live-stream Saints Row 4 today 10AM – 12PM PST on Game Front’s Twitch channel! My first impression…

Watch Dogs Review: Press Q to Hack Planet


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Watch Dogs shows flashes of brilliance, but underneath them, it’s mostly a decently functional open world game with gimmicks thrown in.

The Walking Dead Season 2 Ep. 5 Review: Runaway Train


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The conclusion of the second season of Telltale’s The Walking Dead has its powerful moments, but feels like it’s not so much Clementine’s story as that of other characters.

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…

Gaming Today Reviews Mass Effect


Editor’s Note: This review, along with Shawn’s Hellgate London review, are a new style of review written from the perspective…

Call of Duty: Black Ops Review


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Some cool tweaks to multiplayer and a better story highlight this latest Call of Duty, but it feels a little too identical to Modern Warfare 2 to be its own full-priced title.

Duke Nukem Forever Review


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It’s here and it’s real. But is it any good?

Resident Evil 6 Review: So Much Game You’ll Have to Like Something


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An incredibly ambitious title, Resident Evil 6′s many strengths help make up for its many weaknesses.

NVIDIA GTX 780 Review: GK110 on a Diet


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Three months ago, Nvidia added the GTX Titan to its lineup. For $1,000, you could buy the first gaming-focused video…

Batman Arkham Origins Review – The Dark Knight Coasts


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It may no longer be Rocksteady, but Arkham Origins is still rock solid

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…

Singularity Review


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How do you choose which new shooters to play? If I didn’t just play all of them, which I do,…

Gaming Today Impressions of Army of Two (PS3)


Army of Two Developer: EA Montreal Publisher: Electronic Arts Price: $59.99 Platform: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 Category: Action ESRB Rating:…

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II Review


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Does the sequel live up to its predecessor, and should you buy it? “Noooooooooooooooo!”

Metroid: Other M Review


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Our review of Nintendo’s newest title, Metroid: Other M, decides what’s good, bad and ugly about the latest entry into Nintendo’s long-running series.

Red Faction: Armageddon Review


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Smart, strategic and expansive destruction sets Armageddon apart from other third-person shooters.

Call of Duty: Black Ops ‘Annihilation’ DLC Review


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The latest Black Ops map pack is solid, but it’s hard not to draw comparisons to the last one, Escalation, which finds Annihilation slightly lacking.

Retro Rewind: Deus Ex


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Eleven years and two sequels after its release, Deus Ex holds its own against modern contenders.

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