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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…

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.

XCOM: Enemy Within Review — Playing With The Devil’s Toys

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A worthy expansion that deserves another playthrough.

Nvidia GeForce GTX 780 Ti Review: The $700 780-Titan Middleman Cometh

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Nvidia unleashes its new $700 mini-Titan.

Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 Full Burst Review

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NUNS3 on PC is the definitive version of the manga tie-in game, but as an entry point for new players, it falls short.

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,…

Eldritch Review – A Lovingly Crafted Rogue-like

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Eldritch offers a thick Lovecraftian atmosphere and some oppressive roguelike exploration, but you’ll need to drill down to the New Game + mode to truly appreciate it.

Forced Review: Force Your Friends To Play With You

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This indie gem shines in co-op, but loses its luster in solo play

Battlefield 4 Review: Multiplayer At Its Finest

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Since we first started riding on the wings of fighter planes in 1942, the Battlefield franchise has been front and…

Knock-Knock Review: A Mechanical Metaphor

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What in the hell is Knock-Knock? It’s a game, for one, even if the note Ice-Pick Lodge throws up before…

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…

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.

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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