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Defense Technica Review: Tweaking Tower Defense

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Slight changes to the usual tower defense formula produce some big results in gameplay in Defense Technica.

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 Wolf Among Us Episode 1 Review: Grimmly Satisfying

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Trying to describe Fables, the long running DC Comics/Vertigo series written and created by Bill Willingham, risks making it sound…

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.

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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.

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


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Game over man.

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?

Dark Souls 2 Review – Praise the Sun


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

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…

Alpha Protocol Review


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Alpha Protocol (PC, PlayStation 3 [reviewed], Xbox 360) Developer: Obsidian Entertainment Publisher: SEGA Released: May 27, 2010 MSRP: $59.99 Alpha…

Gaming Today Reviews Blue Dragon


  Recently I had to opportunity to play Blue Dragon on the Xbox 360 – the game that launched a…

SOCOM 4 Review


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It’s finally out after an out-of-nowhere delay.

Gaming Today Reviews ‘Battlestar Galactica’ (XBLA)


I finally had the chance to play Battlestar Galactica in-depth on the Xbox Live Arcade. The game is loosely based…

Gaming Today Reviews: Zoo Tycoon 2: Extinct Animals


  Recently I had the opportunity to set down at my uncomfortable computer desk and play the largest and latest…

Blood Stone 007 Review


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It’s a Bond game from Bizarre Creations. It’s not bad, right?

Gaming Today Impressions Of TimeShift


Timeshift Developer: Saber Interactive Publisher: Sierra Entertainment Price: $59.99 (XBox 360, PS3), $49.99 (PC) Platform: PC, XBox 360, PS3 Category:…

NBA 2K11 Review


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A wealth of game modes, realism and tweaked controls reward NBA fans with a seriously strong basketball sim.

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