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Valiant Hearts: The Great War Review: Wars Not Make One Great

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Valiant Hearts: The Great War is at its best when it’s providing an emotional, deep take on World War I, and at its worst when it shoehorns in video game conventions like boss fights — but overall, it’s a beautiful, resonant experience.

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…

Company of Heroes 2: Western Front Armies Review: Old Meets New

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The Company of Heroes 2: Western Front Armies DLC expands the offerings of Company of Heroes 2 without losing the…

Good Old Reviews – Wing Commander: Privateer

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Editor’s Note: This article also appears on The Escapist. I don’t like Wing Commander: Privateer as much as I did…

Shovel Knight Review – An Ace of Spades

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Mega Man meets Ducktales, meets Super Mario Brothers 3, meets Castlevania, meets Kirby’s Adventure, meets Zelda 2, meets Ninja Gaiden? I can dig that.

Among The Sleep Review: Childhood Nightmares

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Among The Sleep’s premise, presentation and art style create a memorable world and deliver a story in an intriguing way, although the game fails to fully explore its scary possibilities.

Monochroma Review – What’s Black, White and Red All Over?

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Monochroma is a puzzle platformer that struggles with the two most important aspects of a puzzle platformer: The puzzles and the platforming

Watch Dogs Review: Press Q to Hack Planet

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Watch Dogs shows flashes of brilliance, but underneath them, it’s mostly a decently functional open world game with gimmicks thrown in.

Tropico 5 Review: El Presidente’s Triumphant Return

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Tropico 5 is the best installment in the Caribbean strategy-sim series so far, but its rush to simplify things may…

The Last Door Review: Point, Click, Scare

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Lovecraft and Poe inform an eerie point-and-click in The Last Door, and it does a great job of bringing scares as well as dread to players.

Transistor Review: Delayed Gratification

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Transistor’s minimal story and early gameplay make it hard to want to continue, but if you’re willing to put in the time, there’s some deep customization and story to be had.

Wolfenstein: The New Order Review: The Best of the Old Order

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The latest entry in the Wolfenstein series combines the best mechanics from the last generation’s shooters into something that offers players tons of versatility in how they play.

The Walking Dead Season 2 Ep. 3 Review: Show of Strength

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Telltale continues firing with both barrels in the third episode of The Walking Dead Season 2, and Clementine continues to evolve into a strong, though young, leader.

Kingston HyperX Cloud Headset Review: Great Sound, Poor Mic

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Kingston’s latest entry into the headset market, the HyperX Cloud, is a great choice for gaming, but not so much…

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.

Daylight Review: Once More Into the Dark

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Providing procedurally generated mazes filled with ghosts, Daylight delivers lots of scares and tension, even if it’s fairly similar to many other games in the current horror crop.

Child of Light Review: A Beautiful, Somewhat Empty World

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Ubisoft Montreal’s downloadable title delivers a nostalgic JRPG journey with a beautiful presentation — but it feels thin throughout.

Deus Ex: The Fall Review: Mobile Mishap

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Deus Ex: The Fall might be an impressive offering on mobile, but its PC port is buggy. That’s especially disappointing because there’s a decent game underneath the problems.

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

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Lightning really should have only struck once.

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