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Mechwarrior Online Review: Grinding Gears


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

Alien Rage Review: Mediocrity Defined


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

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


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?


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


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


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


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


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


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

Rayman Legends Review: Legendary Silliness


Check out the Rayman Legends video series and see more hilarious Let’s Plays. Subscribe to Game Front’s Video Walkthroughs on…

Outlast Review: An Uncompromising Horror Vision

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Outlast never coddles its players and it makes no qualms about being gory, disturbing, and intense. Horror fans, you’ll like this one.

Splinter Cell: Blacklist Review (PC) – A Return to Stealthy Form


Aside from a couple gripes about the story, Blacklist is a welcome return to form for Sam Fisher.

Night of the Rabbit Review: A Magical Journey, Only Slightly Confusing

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Though it suffers from some pacing issues and some esoteric puzzles that plague so much of the genre, The Night of the Rabbit is beautiful, whimsical, and usually challenging without being irritating.

The Bureau: XCOM Declassified Review: Forgettable


So forgettable, in every way… And forever more, that’s how you’ll stay

Madden NFL 25 Review: No More Batarang Tackles

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Madden 25 adds a significant amount of polish to last year’s new physics engine, improving the moment-to-moment football but while still missing out on a great opportunity with its silver anniversary celebration.

Hammerwatch Review: Gauntlet Redux, Anyone?


A neat retro dungeon crawler with a few chinks in the armor.

Space Hulk Review: Sergeant Of The Squad, Accept Your Orders


Good for a nostalgia kick, but riddled with problems that hold it back from greatness.

Gone Home Review: Where The Heart Is


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

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Outlast: The Whistleblower DLC Review: Leaner, More Disturbing

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The prequel/sequel DLC to last year’s first-person horror title Outlast is a leaner take on the original’s scares, and can get pretty disturbing.

Wasteland 2 Review: An Old-School Addiction


Wasteland 2 pays homage to its famous predecessor while still delivering a deeply entertaining role-playing game fraught with good ideas…

Destiny: The Dark Below DLC Review: Crota’s Grind

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For additional coverage of my experiences with Destiny, check out The Destiny Diaries, which offer some context to (and more…

Starcraft II Review


We’ve been depriving ourselves of sleep to play Starcraft II, and now we’ve got our review for your reading enjoyment. Here’s a hint: It’s DAMN good.

Tales of Monkey Island: Launch of the Screaming Narwhal Makes an Impression

Telltale is bringing a new generation of gamers fresh Tales of Monkey Island. The new episodic adventure games plays like…

Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light Review

Lara teams up with Totec in a great co-op mode

Completionists: you’ll find plenty to do, alone or with a friend.

Brink Review


Splash Damage’s new shooter takes you to the Ark. Will you enjoy the journey?

N.O.V.A. 2 Review


Great graphics, intuitive controls and varied gameplay make Gameloft’s sequel one of the best games on the iPhone.

Homefront Review


The Korean People’s Army has invaded America. Should you take up arms and join the Resistance?

LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean Review


Jump into the shoes of Captain Jack Sparrow or one of over 70 other characters in the latest LEGO game. Is it good, or will it give you scurvy?

Achron Review


Will the time-traveling indie RTS game revolutionize the genre?

Steelseries 7H Headset Review


Steelseries rolls out the best gaming headset we’ve seen in a while.

Dead Rising: Off The Record Review


Largely hobbled by load times, lousy AI and the recycled plot, it’s almost saved by new Sandbox mode. But not quite.

Gears of War 3: RAAM’s Shadow DLC Review

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Gears of War fans get a callback to the early days of the franchise and a chance to play as the juggernaut General RAAM — and it’s fun.

Sniper Elite V2 Review


How did Rebellion’s WWII snipe-fest stack up?

Borderlands 2 Review: Hell. Yes.

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It’s leaner, bigger, and funnier than the original. It’s also simultaneously dumber AND smarter.

XCOM: Enemy Unknown Review


Turn-based like you’ve never seen it before.

World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria Impressions

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Blizzard offers a brighter world and lots of new content that will make fans happy, but is unlikely to attract new players.

StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm Review


Worth the wait, or another Diablo 3-level disaster?

Age of Empires 2 HD Review: Historically Accurate


Age of Empires 2 HD is more of the same, but it’s good nonetheless.

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