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  • Tomb Raider Trilogy Review

    The Tomb Raider Trilogy is yet another collection of classics from yesteryear that have received the HD treatment before being bundled together on a single Blu-ray disc. The pack contains a trio of Tomb Raider adventures (hence the trilogy moniker), specifically Legend, Anniversary, and Underwor...

  • Portal 2 Review

    You always know where you stand with Valve — well, most of the time. Granted, Portal’s developer lied about rewarding us with cake for completing its puzzle-platformer, but with the likes of Left 4 Dead and the genre-defining Half-Life series already under its belt, you can guarantee tha...

  • SOCOM 4: U.S. Navy SEALs Review

    Zipper Interactive spent a lot of time working on SOCOM 4: U.S. Navy SEALs, and it’s clear some of the devoted fans of the series will feel disenfranchised, as if the third-person shooter has evolved beyond recognition. SOCOM is one of the many flagship franchises for Sony’s home console...

  • Shift 2 Unleashed Review

    Hot off the heels of Polyphony Digital’s Gran Turismo 5, Slightly Mad Studios’ Shift 2 Unleashed seeks to speed by its esteemed competition and claim the top spot on the racing sim podium. The second installment in the Shift series — a more realistic offshoot of Electronic Arts&rsq...

  • NASCAR The Game 2011 Review

    Full disclosure: I am not a fan of NASCAR, but like most other males on this planet, I have a deep desire to drive 200 mph as thousands of spectators cheer in anticipation of my ultimate crash. With that in mind, it’s hard for me to say NASCAR The Game 2011 does a good job of representing ...

  • MotorStorm: Apocalypse Review

    If you’ve ever played a videogame that has given you the urge to throw your controller through your T.V. screen with rage, then beware: MotorStorm: Apocalypse has the power to turn that compulsion into reality. However, it’s testament to its exhilarating gameplay that no matter how frust...

  • Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12 Review

    The Tiger Woods PGA Tour series is the champion of its genre, mostly due to a lack of competition, but also because of its mix of easy-to-learn gameplay and its authentic approach to the sport. But over the past several years, the series has remained stagnant, with EA adding only minimal changes...

  • Yakuza 4 Review

    You’ve got to admire how Sega has yet to pander to western tastes and mass appeal by watering-down the quirky, Japanese-flavoured Yakuza experience. Some six years after its original debut in Japan, Yakuza is still a sprawling, action adventure full of bizarre mini-games, violent combat and ci...

  • Top Spin 4 Review

    Out of every possible use of the PlayStation Move, a tennis game makes the most sense to me. Sure, using the precise controller as a sword or a gun is cool, but slapping a ball around a virtual court with Move seems like something everyone can enjoy. Luckily for me, Top Spin 4 is the solid motio...

  • Crysis 2 Review

    Crysis 2’s single player campaign reminds me of best friend’s incredibly attractive mother. Though I don’t actually know her that well, the thought of spending some “quality time” in her company is enough to generate a feeling of excitement deep within me. Crysis 2 evok...

  • Dragon Age II Review

    For anyone who claims to know anything about Dragon Age II, it should be abundantly clear that BioWare has tried very hard to appeal to a broader audience with its latest endeavour in the fantasy RPG series. The sequel doesn't carry the same RPG weight as 2009’s Dragon Age: Origins, but the re...

  • MotoGP 10/11 Review

    As the 2011 MotoGP season rapidly approaches, MotoGP 10/11 revs its engine and stands unchallenged as the official game of the World Championship. With Black Bean’s rival Superbike series still awaiting a release date, Monumental Games’ flagship racer also sits alone in its sub-genre fre...

  • Rango: The Video Game Review

    Chameleons live a tough life. Snakes, with their vicious venom and gaping jaws, slither around in search of the green lizards. Overhead birds threaten to swoop down and snag them for an afternoon snack. But man, pesticide-spraying, forest-burning man, represents the greatest threat to the ch...

  • Homefront Review

    Free speech is arguably the most highly protected right in the U.S. Constitution. The Supreme Court recently upheld this right, voting in favor of the controversial Kansas-based Westboro church’s hateful picketing at soldiers’ funerals. President Barack Obama and former President Geo...

  • MLB 11: The Show Review

    Baseball may be one of the most important sports in American history, but that doesn’t mean everyone loves it. Chances are if you have three friends, at least one will admit to loving the game and another will absolutely despise it. In the world of baseball videogames, the love and hate distin...

  • Knights Contract Review

    Knights Contract fails. If you want to know why, then keep reading. While I could list the game’s vast array of problems in bullet point fashion, I’d rather not give you the impression that the game deserves a mini-dissertation. The fact is, people make bad games, and it’s not alwa...

  • de Blob 2 Review

    THQ’s de Blob series seems perfectly suited to an audience of casual game-playing Wii owners. The 2008 Wii-exclusive was the type of leisurely platform-puzzler that you could switch on for your kids to play on a Sunday afternoon; you could just sit back and enjoy the ambiance of its bright vis...

  • Fight Night Champion Review

    Most sports games lack that personal affection you get with single-player campaigns in an action or role playing game. Even individual sports games (as opposed to team sports) rarely capture that character-driven narrative that titles such as Grand Theft Auto IV, God of War III, or Uncharted 2 carry...

  • Bulletstorm Review

    Contrary to what some politicians, news channels and other narrow-minded do-gooders would have you believe, violent videogames can actually be quite educational. Take Bulletstorm, for instance, Epic Games and People Can Fly’s controversial new first person shooter. You may have heard it mentio...

  • Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds Review

    Some games are all flash and no meat. For Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds, the flash is nearly blinding, but the meat is so tender it’s practically falling off the bone. It’s a trusted concept that worked wonders in its predecessor, Marvel vs. Capcom 2, and the refined gamepl...

  • Shift Extended Review

    You are nameless. You are black or white. You are playing a port of a port. Those statements are all accurate if you check out Shift Extended, a Mini available now on the PlayStation Network. This little bundle of familiarity started its life as a flash game, and was later released on smartphones wi...

  • Stacking Review

    If you think you’ve got money problems, spare a thought for little Charlie Blackmore and his family of chimney sweeps. Unlike Dick Van Dyke in Mary Poppins, the Blackmores don’t have a happy-go-lucky, dance across the rooftop attitude. In fact, they’re totally miserable, struggling...

  • Trinity: Souls of Zill O'll Review

    If you are a fan of the hack-and-slash JRPG genre, you are more than likely familiar with Trinity: Souls of Zill O’ll. The oddly titled action RPG is a new PlayStation 3 exclusive game from Omega Force, the developer of the Dynasty Warriors series. If you don’t know anything about the ga...

  • Two Worlds II Review

    Let me set the record straight right away. Reality Pump’s Two Worlds II is a fundamentally broken game. The controls are flawed, the story is virtually nonexistent, the graphics are a generation too old, and the game is riddled with bugs. Yet despite the in-your-face problems, the game is ...

  • Test Drive Unlimited 2 Review

    Not 100% content with making gaming's only Massively Open Online Racing game, developer Eden Games has also created a fully-fledged single-player mode for its latest venture, Test Drive Unlimited 2 (TDU2). And, whether you’re interested in a story-driven campaign or not, that’s where you...

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