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The Novelist Review: When Emotion Trumps Gameplay

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Though The Novelist stumbles in many game-specific ways and could take its narrative further, it’s still an emotionally engaging game that capitalizes on the power of empathy and profound, tough choices.

Xbox One Review: Living Room Magic Punctuated by Frustration

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Xbox on. Those two words have become the modern-day equivalent of “open sesame” in my living room, working like magic…

Tiny Brains Review: Putting (Evil) Brains Together

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Building a good party game is tough, because just about anytime you put four players together on the same couch,…

Knack Review: Out of Balance

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Knack has a weird problem — it feels like it’s both built to be played by two people in cooperative…

Playstation 4 Review: An Upgrade You Can Wait On

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The Playstation 4 is a pretty huge improvement over the PS3, but you might not need to make the plunge until there’s more to play and some bugs are ironed out.

Ryse: Son of Rome Review – A Quick Rise, Then A Long Fall

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Repetitive combat is an huge and ugly blemish on an otherwise beautiful showcase of the Xbox One’s capabilities

Killzone: Shadow Fall Review — Killing In the Name Of

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It’s a new age for PlayStation, and with it Sony chose to have Guerrilla Games introduce a new age for…

X Rebirth Review: Sucking Vacuum

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In our last look at Egosoft’s troubled launch of X Rebirth, we reported that we had been effectively unable to…

Resogun Review – Defender For A New Age

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Whether for free or for $15, Resogun is the best value among the PS4′s launch lineup

Contrast Review – Potential is Lost in the Shadows

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If you look at the surge of great puzzle platformers in recent years – games like Braid, Portal, VVVVVV, and…

Call of Duty: Ghosts PC Review – Where’d All the Frames Go?

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This review is for the PC version of Call of Duty: Ghosts, and mostly addresses features specific to that platform….

Arma 3 Campaign Episode ‘Survive’ Review – You’re In The Army Now

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It was mid-September back when we first took a look at Bohemia Interactive’s rather skeletal military sim-sandbox Arma 3. While…

BioShock Infinite: Burial at Sea DLC Review – Remix the Remix

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BioShock Infinite returns to Rapture, but adds little to that setting or story, and melds its mechanics with its predecessor in ways that don’t always work.

Bioshock Infinite Burial at Sea Part 1 Review Roundup

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The first piece of story DLC for Bioshock Infinite, in which one version or another of our heroic duo from…

XCOM: Enemy Within Review — Playing With The Devil’s Toys

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A worthy expansion that deserves another playthrough.

Nvidia GeForce GTX 780 Ti Review: The $700 780-Titan Middleman Cometh

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Nvidia unleashes its new $700 mini-Titan.

Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 Full Burst Review

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NUNS3 on PC is the definitive version of the manga tie-in game, but as an entry point for new players, it falls short.

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,…

Eldritch Review – A Lovingly Crafted Rogue-like

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Eldritch offers a thick Lovecraftian atmosphere and some oppressive roguelike exploration, but you’ll need to drill down to the New Game + mode to truly appreciate it.

Forced Review: Force Your Friends To Play With You

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This indie gem shines in co-op, but loses its luster in solo play

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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…

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,…

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?

Dungeons Review


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It’s not Dungeon Keeper 3, but you could easily mistake it for that.

Dead Space 2: Severed Review


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Is this new story DLC worth your $7?

Crysis 2 Review


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Crysis 2 is really, really great to look at, no matter what platform you’re using. It’s just not really all that interesting to actually play.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Review


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Samsung’s Android-based iPad 2 competitor is a solid machine, but Google’s operating system lacks enough compatible games to make it a real contender.

Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad Review


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We take to the battlefields of Eastern Europe in Tripwire’s new World War 2 shooter.

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