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Chaos on Deponia Review: Weirdness, Humor Elevate the Formula

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Daedalic’s second game in the Deponia trilogy is funnier, with a tighter story, and on the whole just better than its predecessor.

Far Cry 3 Review: The Island of Dr. More-Bro

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Wading into Ubisoft’s open-world jungle.

Mass Effect 3 ‘Omega’ DLC Review: More of the Same

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If it were part of the original release of Mass Effect 3, Omega would have been a great portion. Months later, it’s kind of boring.

The Walking Dead Ep. 5 Review: The Way It Had To End

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A powerful conclusion makes The Walking Dead one of the year’s best, but Episode 5 is probably its weakest installment.

Deponia Review: Humor to Distract From Confusion

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Humor keeps Deponia from losing steam under a few tough-to-figure puzzles that strain logical thinking.

Hitman Absolution Review: Misfiring With A Great Gun

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Agent 47 returns, but is he the same efficient killer we remember?

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 PC Review: Missed Opportunities

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Treyarch’s treatment of the PC version of Black Ops 2 is solid, but misses some great opportunities for improvement.

Stronghold HD Review

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How does a 10-year old game hold up today?

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Review: Innovation vs. Expectation

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Treyarch adds a lot of innovation to Call of Duty, while maintaining the core formula. Some works, some doesn’t.

Pid Review: An Artsy, Clever Exercise in Hair Pulling

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This indie platformer’s charm is matched only by its ability to frustrate.

Natural Selection 2 Review: Beautiful, Startling Complexity

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Natural Selection 2 promises a lot, and delivers on everything, bringing a marvelously deep multiplayer experience.

Halo 4 Review: Risks, Rewards, and Railguns

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343 gets under the helmet.

Deadlight Review: Platforming, Zombies a Good Mix

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The game itself is a little thin, but fleeing zombies through platforming in Deadlight is a fun idea.

Assassin’s Creed 3 Review: One Step Forward, Two Back

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Feeling rushed and filled with minor but irritating design missteps, Assassin’s Creed 3 isn’t the banner game we’d hoped.

A Valley Without Wind Review: A Valley Without Drive

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If making stuff, grinding and exploring a nearly endless world are your thing, here you go. But it grows tedious.

Hotline Miami: All Style, No Substance, Mostly Awesome

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The gruesome, NES-inspired murder simulation/crime thriller is one of the best, and most frustrating games of 2012.

Ravaged Review: An Empty Apocalyptic Wasteland

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The price is right for Ravaged, but there’s a lot of good stuff that is tough to play because the servers are mostly empty.

Lucius Review: Murders That Make You Want to Kill Yourself

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This game ruined my day.

Mark of the Ninja PC Review: Great Stealth Hampered by Controls

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The PC keyboard controls lack a bit in precision, but Mark of the Ninja’s stealth is still first-class.

Edna & Harvey: Harvey’s New Eyes Review

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Full of dark humor and solid puzzles, adventure fans should definitely dive into the weird worlds of Harvey’s New Eyes.

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.

FIFA 13 Review: Much Ado About Touch

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You weren’t worried about it getting worse, but how did it get better?

The Walking Dead: Episode 4 Review

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Telltale skillfully builds on everything that came before as we move toward the end of the season.

The Testament of Sherlock Holmes Review: The (5)7% Solution

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Frogware’s latest detective puzzler is a mixed bag.

XCOM: Enemy Unknown Review

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

Dishonored Review: Revenge is Almost as Good as Freedom

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Dishonored builds on the formula of titles such as Deus Ex, with tons of freedom and often creative combat and exploration.

Thomas Was Alone Review: Beautifully Understated, Totally Charming

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Though it’s graphically understated, Thomas Was Alone is a phenomenal platforming experience.

Review: Carrier Command: Gaea Mission Needs Sea Legs

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The otherwise workable reboot of the classic strategy game makes you work too hard to get to the good stuff.

Resident Evil 6 Review: So Much Game You’ll Have to Like Something

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An incredibly ambitious title, Resident Evil 6′s many strengths help make up for its many weaknesses.

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.

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