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  • Call of Duty: Black Ops Review

    November is with us once again, and with it comes the one franchise we review each year that creates as much discussion behind the scenes as it likely will in our comments section. The lines are drawn, the sides are taken, and the division runs deep on just about every facet of the Call of Duty seri...

  • James Bond 007: Blood Stone Review

    More than fifty years ago, Ian Fleming created a fictitious spy who has graced countless novels, movies, and video games. The name 007 conjures up thoughts of bombs concealed inside of pens, ultra-fast sports cars, shaken (not stirred) martinis, sexy Bond girls, classic British actors, and of co...

  • The Fight: Lights Out Review

    “Don’t wave your hands around like you're chasing flies,” warns bare-knuckle boxing trainer, Danny Trejo prior to your violent journey into the lawless world of street fighting. His gruff and aggressive voice fits perfectly with the dark and gritty theme that throbs through the...

  • Rock Band 3 Review

    Let’s not waste anyone’s time: Rock Band 3 unequivocally ranks among the best rhythm games ever. It may in fact be the best, for one simple reason: this "game" is secretly a simulator. For the uninitiated, here’s a brief explanation. Rock Band used to be about peopl...

  • Shaun White Skateboarding Review

    Shaun White is one of the most successful and talented young athletes of our time — just look at all the gold hanging around his neck. There is no doubt that he is an athlete here to stay, representing team U.S. on the slopes, and wowing audiences on half-pipes. He’s even acquired enough...

  • SingStar Dance Review

    If you’ve ever wanted to dance like a 12 year-old Michael Jackson, or slide across the dance floor Jamiroquai-style, or even strut your stuff like pretty boy Jordan Knight from New Kids On The Block, then SingStar Dance may be right up your street. Those three artists and more combine to c...

  • Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare Review

    We jump at any chance we get to venture back into the boots of John Marston. As one of our favorite titles of the year thus far, Red Dead Redemption did so many things right and remains a definitive contender for the prestigious accolade of Game of the Year 2010. Rockstar's latest batch of downloada...

  • God of War: Ghost of Sparta Review

    If you need a reason to dust off your PSP, or if you aren’t yet hip to Sony’s handheld console, there is yet another title on offer that defines the experience of gaming on the go. There are already plenty of games that show the PSP’s technical prowess, and even more that remind us...

  • The Shoot Review

    There are a few in-game extensions that just go hand-in-hand with the application of motion controls. Swords, racquets, lightsabers, and boxing gloves all make sense, but the precise motion tracking of Move and arcade shooters go together like peas and carrots. So with a slew of Move titles competin...

  • DJ Hero 2 Review

    In a world full of bland rhythm-based music games, last year's DJ Hero sought to change things up a bit by injecting a little funk and flare in to the mix. It succeeded, in large part, because it provided a fresh approach to the genre, an interesting peripheral and a music mix not seen in previous t...

  • Sengoku BASARA Samurai Heroes Review

    The quintessentially Japanese, over-the-top, flamboyant approach to the hack ‘n slash genre is an acquired taste. Some would say that the Dynasty Warriors-style, button-mashing, repetitive actions of slaying hundreds of brainless characters is a formula that is in desperate need of an overhaul...

  • Fallout: New Vegas Review

    Creating a worthy sequel to a critically acclaimed and commercially successful game is often more than a developer can chew. Many sequels have fallen short, while others, like Uncharted 2 or Red Dead Redemption, clearly utilized what worked in the original entry and improved upon them on nearly ever...

  • Castlevania: Lords of Shadow Review

    Castlevania: Lords of Shadow is a surprise. If you are looking for a modern take on the classic vampire-slayer franchise, you will be surprised. If you think it’s nothing more than a God of War clone, you will again be surprised. And finally, if you think it’s only good for one play thro...

  • Medal of Honor Review

    In a genre inhabited by the biggest guns in all of modern gaming, it seems there is little room for a redundant and uninspired first-person shooter. There’s just too little breathing room with franchises like Call of Duty, Crisis and Halo wreaking havoc on the competition. But what happens whe...

  • Enslaved: Odyssey to the West Review

    There are a few clichés in the video game world we think developers need to get over. First, we need to see stories not based around a post-apocalyptic climate. Second, we need to see games that possess a movie-like quality play like an actual videogame, as opposed to merely having us sitting...

  • WRC: FIA World Rally Championship Review

    Rally driving isn’t a sport for the faint-hearted. While there’s a great deal of accomplishment and satisfaction to be had out of hand-braking smoothly around a tight hairpin bend or careering successfully across a narrow track over an uneven, muddy and unpredictable surface, it’s ...

  • NBA 2K11 Review

    If you were coming of age in the late ‘80s or early ‘90s like we were, you probably witnessed healthy competition in just about everything in life—Mario vs. Zelda, Nirvana vs. Guns N’ Roses, Sega vs. Nintendo, Jim Kelly vs. Troy Aikman, G.I. Joe vs. Transformers. But there wa...

  • Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock Review

    What happened to the music-genre games of yesteryear? It’s seems the past year or so has shown some of the less than appealing aspects of this now tediously repetitive genre: games which could have been adequately rolled out as DLC as opposed to full retail releases (we’re looking at you...

  • Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep Review

    We’ve got the creative genius of director Tetsuya Nomura to thank for bringing the surreal mix of characters from the Final Fantasy universe together with legends from the world of Disney. It’s a match that really shouldn’t have worked, especially in the notoriously hardcore RPG ge...

  • Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light Review

    Video game pin-up Lara Croft is a shadow of her former self in the PSN’s latest platform-hopping adventure Lara Croft And The Guardian Of Light. Not only has developer Crystal Dynamics traded her sparkling and curvaceous HD figure, last seen in Tomb Raider: Underworld, for a Thumbelina-sized i...

  • FIFA Soccer 11 Review

    If you are anything like us, you probably kept FIFA 10 close to your PlayStation 3 for the seasonal lulls in the video game release schedule. Whenever we faced a grueling month-long freeze in quality games, we booted up our PS3 with FIFA 10 for an online match, continued to progress our team in Mana...

  • Dead Rising 2 Review

    From the arcade smash hit House Of The Dead to the quintessential gaming experience of the Resident Evil series, zombies have successfully embraced the video game world over the years and provided us with a level of violence that has become the norm. After all zombies aren't real, are they? Now,...

  • Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions Review

    Over the past week we’ve been so busy covering the release of PlayStation Move that we found ourselves a bit behind on reviews, though we’re now attempting to rectify that with a title that certainly deserves some time in the limelight; Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions, a new game from A...

  • Start the Party Review

    Start the Party is a launch game for Sony’s PlayStation Move controller, and one of the first to utilize both the controller and the PlayStation Eye camera. Technically, all games require both— with the Eye being required to track the Move controller — but unlike other games, Start...

  • Kung Fu Rider Review

    Kung Fu Rider represents the less than appealing side of motion controls. It’s everything we feared to see on Move: a boring game, and even if it used Move properly, has no reason to actually require motion controls. Sure, it is original and quirky, but when the gameplay is so miserable we can...

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