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Dark Souls 2 Review – Praise the Sun


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Stoic Games debut is captivating and tragic.

Early Inaccess: The Case for Not Buying DayZ Just Yet


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


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


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.

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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.

Gears of War 3 Review


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)


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


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


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.

Aliens: Colonial Marines ‘Stasis Interrupted’ DLC Review – Terrible

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Game over man.

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


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

Mechwarrior Online Review: Grinding Gears


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

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


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

Dark Souls 2 Review – Praise the Sun


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

Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor Review: Facing the Dark Lord


Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor drops you right into author J.R.R. Tolkien’s world, gives you phenomenal powers, and then sets you…

WWE 2K15 Review: Heel Turn

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

Elegy for a Dead World Review: A Novel Approach to Creative Writing

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Peruse the marketing speak attached to many recent triple-A games and you’ll often hear about how players can “create their…

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