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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

World of Warplanes Impressions: Flying Coach

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Free, fun, but finite?

Assassin’s Creed 4: Freedom Cry DLC Review – Busywork

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A slave-freeing romp through Port-Au-Prince does more to highlight Assassin’s Creed 4′s reliance on tedium than to expand the game.

How To Survive Review: Assuming You Still Want To

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A zombie apocalypse? Pffahh. Nothing a little duct tape, a few sharpened sticks, and some good old elbow grease can’t…

The Walking Dead Season 2 Ep. 1 Review: Clem’s Ghosts

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The second season of Telltale Games’ The Walking Dead comes out to a great start, although there are a few areas of the story that could use tightening up.

Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag Review: A Seaworthy Slog

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Taking lessons from Assassin’s Creed III, AC4 might be the most rewarding game of the series in terms of gameplay and mechanics. In story and grind, however, not so much.

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Gears of War 3 Review


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Finally, the Gears of War multiplayer experience is raised to the quality level it deserves, but the culmination of the story is pretty lacking.

The Binding of Isaac Review


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Simple, short, random, disturbing and cheap — The Binding of Isaac is a wonderful little PC purchase.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Review (Xbox 360)


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How did we feel about Activision’s take on World War III for Xbox 360? Better click to find out.

Assassin’s Creed: Revelations Review


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Though it further refines the already great Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood, the end of Ezio’s story is just more of the same.

Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning Review


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World of The God of Scrolls?

Dishonored Review: Revenge is Almost as Good as Freedom


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Dishonored builds on the formula of titles such as Deus Ex, with tons of freedom and often creative combat and exploration.

The Last of Us Review Round-Up


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A look at what our fellow critics thought of Naughty Dog’s new effort.

DARK Review: This Game Bites


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Measuring the fangs of a new vampire stealth game from Kalypso and RealmForge Studios.

Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs Review – Not Kosher


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Light a haunted house ride, the scares end up being more comical than frightening.

Total War: Rome 2 Review — Thumbs Down


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Creative Assembly’s swords-and-sandals showpiece is a bloated mess.

GTA 5 Review: Damn it Feels Good (& Bad) to Be a Gangsta


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When you finally reach the end of Grand Theft Auto V, you’ll find yourself doing something you almost never do…

Mechwarrior Online Review: Grinding Gears


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Piranha Games’ ‘Mech-fest has potential, but also serious flaws.

Call of Duty: Ghosts Review: Permission to Speak Freely, Sir?


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Call of Duty is an interesting predicament. Every year, detractors decry the series for being too similar to previous outings,…

WWE 2K15 Review: Heel Turn


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

The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Review


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CD Projekt unveils their second Witcher title. Is it a big improvement or a big letdown?

Gaming Today Reviews: The Darkness (Xbox 360)


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The Darkness (PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 [reviewed]) Developer: Starbreeze Studios Publisher: 2K Games Released: June 25, 2007 MSRP: $59.99 Pros:…

Gran Turismo 5 Review


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It’s a racing game, innit?

Dead Rising 2: Case Zero Review


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Though it looks like a big demo, Case Zero’s smart use of achievements adds some depth to zombie-thrashing.

Halo: Reach Review


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Is it the epic send-off Halo fans have been waiting for? Read our full review to find out.

Earthrise Review — Impressions: Part 2


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Part 2/3 of our Earthrise MMO review series. Will Earthrise stand alongside the few successful sci-fi MMORPGs, or will it be another casualty of the genre?

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