Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon Review

Blood Dragon is a hilarious, loud and mindlessly fun expansion that hits all the right notes. An 80s aesthetic, references to 8-bit games and action movies, neon-soaked environments and an action hero who never takes himself too seriously. If I told you that those are the main qualities of a …

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Resident Evil: Revelations 2 Review

A decidedly slow pace and a strong focus on puzzles might not have been the best design choices, making Revelations 2 an entertaining but unremarkable Resident Evil game. Resident Evil: Revelations didn’t reinvent the franchise in any meaningful way, but it did reinvigorate it. Revelations 2 uses the same episodic …

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Halo 3 ODST Review

There are some glaring omissions in this digital version of the game, but Halo 3 ODST’s campaign is well worth playing if you’re into the space opera’s lore. What would a Halo game where you didn’t play as Master Chief be like? That’s the question that famed developer Bungie tried …

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Outland Review

The core ideas behind Outland feel fresh and entertaining at first, but predictable level design and frustrating boss encounters hurt the experience. For a platformer to stand out in this day and age, the game has to do something quite inventive either from a visual or gameplay standpoint, preferably both. …

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Halo 4 Review

Halo 4 is a great addition to the franchise and a terrific first-person shooter that stands well on its own. After the end of Halo 3, developer Bungie was done with the series, but Microsoft was left with one pressing question: where do we go from here? After all, Bungie …

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Mario Kart Wii Review

Although it’s easy to be excited about a new Mario Kart, the Wii version is a by-the-numbers sequel that feels safe. There have been several entries in the Mario Kart series for both home consoles and portable systems and each of those games has brought something new to the formula. …

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Gears of War: Judgment Review

While this prequel delivers an entertaining and action-packed campaign, as well as some traditional and new multiplayer modes, the overall package feels woefully unimpressive. Back when the first Gears of War debuted in 2005, the third-person shooter felt refreshingly unique even if some of its parts were seen before (the …

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Resident Evil: Revelations HD Review

Resident Evil: Revelations has what previous games in the main series lacked: direction and confidence. Originally released on the Nintendo 3DS, Resident Evil: Revelations is considered one of the best spinoffs in the survival horror series. So much in fact, that seeing the popularity of the episodic portable game, developer …

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X-COM: Enemy Unknown Review

X-COM: Enemy Unknown is a refreshing turn-based tactical game and a fantastic re-imagining of the classic title. As the an elite member of the X-COM initiative, you’re in charge of commanding a group of soldiers to try and annihilate the alien force that has recently invaded different cities around the …

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DmC: Devil May Cry Review

This reboot is a loud and electrifying hack-and-slash game that exudes personality and is always fun to play. Over the years, the Devil May Cry series has had its high and lows. What started as a Resident Evil game, mutated into a 3D hack-and-slash Gothic adventure that felt challenging and …

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Sleeping Dogs Review

Sleeping Dogs is a terrific crime open-world with an electrifying combat, a compelling story and fresh ideas that make the genre feel entertaining once again. During the PlayStation 2 era, Activision published a series of Grand Theft Auto clones known as True Crime. There were only two games in the …

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SSX Review

If you missed the “Snowboarding, Surfer and Motocross” mantra from the classic SSX, this reboot will suffice, but some of the new elements obscure the vision established by its predecessors. SSX, the wacky, fast-paced snowboarding franchise from the PlayStation 2 era is back in the form of a gritty reboot …

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