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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

Goodbye Deponia Review: A Problematic Farewell

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Goodbye Deponia caps Daedalic’s adventure game trilogy with some of its best storytelling, but falls down on missed opportunities for comedy, some frustrating puzzles, and some rough jokes.

The Stanley Parable Review: The Choice Isn’t Yours

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Davey Wreden’s adventure is an idiosyncratic, illuminating experience.

Race the Sun Review: A New World Each Day

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Seemingly much to developer Flippfly’s chagrin, you might best categorize its third-person “racing” title, Race the Sun, as an “endless…

Montague’s Mount Review: A Plodding Attempt at a Scary Dear Esther

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A plodding, boring attempt at an “emotional” game, Montague’s Mount is filled with goofy puzzles, and leaves its narrative hanging and confused at its conclusion.

Papers, Please Review: Border (Double) Crossing

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Papers, Please is an exercise in anxiety, moral dilemmas, and a constant slide toward destitution and death. You should definitely play it.

The Raven Chapter 3 Review: Not Quite Christie, But Still Fun

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Though its conclusion plays a little fast and loose with the narrative, the third chapter of The Raven brings the story to a decent ending with some fun puzzles.

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…

Shadow Warrior Review: Wang-Tastic

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Chopping dudes clean in half with a katana and bathing the scenery with absurd fountains of blood spray is wicked…

Mechwarrior Online Review: Grinding Gears

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

Alien Rage Review: Mediocrity Defined

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Our reviewer explains why you should give this one a pass.

CoD Black Ops 2: Apocalypse DLC Review — Flamethrower. Zombies.

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Origins is a fun, crazy zombies map, but the rest of the package is ho-hum, leaving the overall experience feeling uneven.

Memoria Review: Beautiful, Engrossing, Slightly Flawed

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Running two stories simultaneously in a video game can be perilous, because at any point, a switch between two characters…

The Raven: Chapter 2 Review: Wait, Who’s the Killer, Again?

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Making episodic games can be tough, because it tends to be easy to lose track of what’s going on in…

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…

Flashback HD Review: Forgetting the Magic of the Past

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Flashback HD clings to the technical limitations of the original, while adding all the worst cliches of video games, creating a worst-of-both-worlds scenario.

Total War: Rome 2 Review — Thumbs Down

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

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.

Shelter Review: A Journey with Badgers

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If you’ve played That Game Company’s sublime Journey on the PS3 then you’ve more or less played Shelter. I don’t…

Total War: Rome II Review Coming Next Week

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Creative Assembly will get the chance to patch some of the game’s serious flaws.

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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.

Need for Speed: The Run Review


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Is it good, or is it just average?

Darksiders 2 Review


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While Darksiders 2 is very competent with its many different elements, it’s ultimately nothing we haven’t seen before many times.

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