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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…

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…

FIFA 14 Review: EA’s Behemoth Retains Title

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EA’s soccer superfranchise, satisfyingly updated.

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 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.

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