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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.

Hardware Review: Feenix Nascita Mouse and Dimora Mousepad

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Promising quality and customer service.

Forza Motorsport 5 Review: Next-Generation Micro-Transactions

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While it carries some solid improvements, Forza Motorsport 5 fails to be a showcase piece for the Xbox One and feels mired in micro-transactions.

LOTRO: Helm’s Deep Review – The Weak Point in the Wall

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Atwald the minstrel, jerk that he is, showed his face about three hours into my playthrough of Helm’s Deep. Not…

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…

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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.

Resident Evil 5 Review: Fun, but Never Scary


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Revisting Resident Evil 5 reminds us that the game attempts to ape RE4, and fails.

Halo 4 Review: Risks, Rewards, and Railguns


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343 gets under the helmet.

Hardware Review: Digital Storm Bolt


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What do you visualize when you think of a gaming PC? Most of us picture a desktop, roughly the same…

Rogue Legacy Review: A Stellar Cellar Door Game


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A fresh and innovative take on the classic sidescrolling formula make this legacy one worth remembering.

The Walking Dead: 400 Days DLC Review: Four Stories Too Many


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The Walking Dead’s season-bridging DLC is good, but lacks the emotional resonance or weight that made the game so amazing in 2012.

Rise of the Triad Review: Prepare To Swear At Your PC


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Invoking the harder, faster FPS of the 1990s, Rise of the Triad does perfectly what it sets out to, but it’s not a game for everyone.

Gone Home Review: Where The Heart Is


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An emotional story that’s equal parts heart-wrenching and heartwarming.

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?

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…

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