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Review: Alan Wake

Shadowplay: Remedy Entertainment puts on a light show
Alan Wake  proves, once again, that developers don’t need to reinvent entire genres to make a good game — they simply need to play to their strengths.
By: MITCH KRPATA  |  June 01, 2010


Review: 3D Dot Game Heroes

Linking to the past
The story of 3D Dot Game Heroes ’ kingdom of Dotnia might ring a few bells. An ancient hero of old defeated an evil king by trapping him inside one of six magical orbs.
By: MADDY MYERS  |  May 25, 2010


Review: Final Fantasy XIII

Paradigm shift!
I’m so old, I can remember when Final Fantasy VIII came out and everybody complained about it.
By: MITCH KRPATA  |  April 06, 2010


Review: God of War III

New console, same game
What is Kratos so angry about — again? There used to be a good reason for his non-stop temper tantrums.
By: MITCH KRPATA  |  April 01, 2010


Review: Heavy Rain

A haunting thriller for PlayStation 3
Is Heavy Rain a game or a movie? Players have been asking the question since before its release.
By: MITCH KRPATA  |  March 11, 2010


Review: BioShock 2

BioShock 2 dives under the surface
When Andrew Ryan said this to your player in BioShock , it was part of a plot twist of surprising power — about halfway through the game, you realized you'd been taking orders from your antagonist.
By: MITCH KRPATA  |  February 24, 2010


Review: No More Heroes 2

Pain in the assassin
In the world of video games, one rule is ironclad: if a game is successful, there will be a sequel. Hell, sometimes if a game isn't successful, there will be a sequel.
By: MITCH KRPATA  |  February 16, 2010


Review: Mass Effect 2

The good Shepard returns
Mass Effect 2 gives us the game we craved the first time around — the laborious load screens remain, but the bits in between are a breath of fresh air.
By: MADDY MYERS  |  February 10, 2010


Review: Army of Two: The 40th Day

One step forward, but Army of Two steps back
When I reviewed the original Army of Two , I found myself in the unfamiliar position of being the guy who liked something everybody else hated (as opposed the guy who hated something everybody else liked).
By: MITCH KRPATA  |  January 27, 2010


Greatest video-game tragedies of the last decade

 Zeroes from the Aughts
Here are some of our favorite anti-victories of the past 10 years, in rough chronological order.
By: LASER ORGY  |  January 20, 2010


Review: Bayonetta

Season of the witch
Here's the thing about Bayonetta : you have to take all of it, not just part.
By: MITCH KRPATA  |  January 12, 2010


Review: The Saboteur

Pandemic Studios' swan song
When Pandemic Studios was shuttered on November 17, it seemed less another casualty of the economy than a mercy killing.
By: MITCH KRPATA  |  January 06, 2010


Winter wonderland

Video games start the new year right
Do not adjust your calendar. Christmas has not been moved to March this year.
By: MITCH KRPATA  |  January 04, 2010


2009: Year in video games

Swimming the mainstream
At the end of each year, there's the temptation to identify a common theme among the games that were released.
By: MITCH KRPATA  |  December 22, 2009


Sexiest video-game studs of 2009

The cream of the crop
Video-game characters get more realistic all the time - and by more realistic, we mean sexier. This year offered a plethora of digital delights and graphical innovations, and although developers don't cater to their straight female and gay male audience nearly as much as they could, we still had no shortage of contenders for this list.
By: MADDY MYERS  |  December 18, 2009


Review: Assassin's Creed II

Death in Venice: a macabre Italian getaway
Assassin's Creed II is a macabre Italian getaway
By: MITCH KRPATA  |  December 15, 2009


Review: New Super Mario Bros. Wii

OId news: nothing super about it
The staggering commercial success the folks at Nintendo have achieved in recent years has made it easy to overlook their more unfortunate habits.
By: MITCH KRPATA  |  December 09, 2009


Review: Left 4 Dead 2

Zombie nation: Valve at the top of its craft
When Valve announced a full-priced sequel to Left 4 Dead only one year after the original, 40,000 frustrated gamers joined an on-line boycott. The boycotters had a point, but they'll miss out if they stand on principle.
By: MITCH KRPATA  |  December 01, 2009


Review: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

Hell to play
You're standing in an elevator with men wearing bulletproof vests and wielding machine guns. "No Russian," the leader reminds you, as the doors open to reveal a line of persons waiting at the airport security gate.
By: MITCH KRPATA  |  November 24, 2009


Review: Dragon Age: Origins

BioWare's latest gets lost in the details
BioWare's latest gets lost in the details
By: MITCH KRPATA  |  November 18, 2009


Review: DJ Hero

Hit the decks in DJ Hero
Shortly after DJ Hero ’s release, a couple of craiglist ads popped up from gamers claiming they’ll plug in and play the game at your party for $75 — all you have to provide is the TV and the speakers.
By: MADDY MYERS  |  November 12, 2009

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