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Pure Chess Review: It Is What It Is

April 18, 2014, 2:34 PM EDT
Pure Chess dispenses with glitz and flash to present chess as it was intended to be played.

InFAMOUS: Second Son Review: Well Worth the Wait

April 11, 2014, 3:49 PM EDT
The PlayStation 4's most hyped game turns out to be its best to date.

Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends Complete Edition Review: The Longest Game Title Ever

April 11, 2014, 2:18 PM EDT
Dynasty Warriors jumps to PlayStation 4 and pushes the boundaries of on-screen enemies at once.

Deception IV: Blood Ties Review: It's A Trap!

April 10, 2014, 3:31 PM EDT
Deception IV: Blood Ties is all about the creation of traps and then using said traps to snare humans.

Yoshi's New Island Review: Crayons Are For Kids

March 28, 2014, 4:49 PM EDT
Yoshi's New Island is a cute little game that takes little skill to play from start to finish.

Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z Review: Not Ninja Gaiden

March 28, 2014, 3:31 PM EDT
Yaiba may have Ninja Gaiden in its title, but that doesn't mean it looks or plays like a Ninja Gaiden game.

Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes Review: Get Out What You Put In

March 24, 2014, 2:38 PM EDT
Ground Zeroes is an MGS appetizer to Phantom Pain that is deeper than a quick playthrough realizes.

Basement Crawl Review: What? Why?

March 20, 2014, 1:44 AM EDT
PS4 has had its share of early hits. Basement Crawl isn't one of them.

South Park: The Stick of Truth Review: A Fan's Dream Game

March 19, 2014, 3:56 PM EDT
South Park gets the videogame treatment that it deserves, F-Bombs and all.

Bravely Default Review: Because the Name "Final Fantasy" Was Taken?

March 13, 2014, 2:41 PM EDT
Bravely Default may not be called Final Fantasy, but it plays like one of the best Final Fantasy games of the past decade.

Toukiden: Age of Demons Review: Monster Hunting, Only With Demons

February 20, 2014, 2:47 AM EST
Hunting Monst--uh--Demons on the go.

The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds Review: Simply Legendary

December 28, 2013, 4:31 PM EST
Zelda pulls from the past to once again conquer the present.

FIFA 14 PS4 Review: A Header in the Net

December 28, 2013, 4:29 PM EST
EA stumbled with NBA on PS4, but there are no such missteps with FIFA 14.

Battlefield 4 PS4 Review: All About Multiplayer

December 28, 2013, 3:26 PM EST
Battlefield 4 jumps to the next generation with killer MP and a forgettable campaign.

Killzone: Shadow Fall Review: Shot Taken

December 15, 2013, 10:50 PM EST
Killzone: Shadow Fall offers a glimpse of the future of PS4 gaming.

NBA Live 14 Review: EA's Air Ball

December 14, 2013, 3:38 AM EST
NBA Live is back after a multi-year hiatus and isn't remotely ready to play with the big boys.

Super Mario 3D World Review: Mario's Masterpiece

December 13, 2013, 5:03 PM EST
Mario's second adventure on Wii U is one of his best ever.

Knack Review: Could Have Been

December 11, 2013, 4:09 PM EST
Knack has a knack for not living up to its potential.

Contrast Review: The Shadows Know

December 02, 2013, 5:19 PM EST
Contrast is a decent PS4 launch digital title that unfortunately stumbles in its final act.

Resogun Review: The Shooter That Could

November 27, 2013, 4:36 PM EST
One of the PS4s best launch games is absolutely free to play for PlayStation Plus members.

Madden NFL 25 PS4 Review: Faster, Prettier, but Better?

November 27, 2013, 3:57 AM EST
Madden NFL 25 receives some modest updates for its next-gen incarnation.

Angry Birds: Star Wars PS4 Review: Bigger, Not Better

November 26, 2013, 3:28 AM EST
Angry Birds: Star Wars looks and plays great on PS4, but it should have been a cheap digital title and not a full-fledged release.

Pokemon X and Y Review: Mega Evolved to Near Perfection

November 23, 2013, 9:56 PM EST
GameFreak makes a monumental advance in the franchise and delivers the best Pokemon games to date.

Mario Party: Island Tour Review: This Game is Fixed

November 22, 2013, 5:46 PM EST
Mario Party: Island Tour is the most unforgiving game in a franchise with a reputation for rewarding luck as much as skill.

Call of Duty: Ghosts PS4 Review: Prettier, Though the Same

November 22, 2013, 2:02 PM EST
Ghosts gets a graphical upgrade for PS4 but otherwise it's the same game.

Skylanders Swap Force PS4 Review: Ultimate Visual Boom!

November 19, 2013, 4:50 AM EST
There's no new content in the PS4 version of Swap Force, but the game looks stunning running in 1080p.

Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games Sochi 2014 Review: Wii Bit Familiar

November 18, 2013, 5:21 PM EST
Mario & Sonic take their Olympic exploits to Wii U, but many of the events still bank on old familiar Wii Remote controls.

Batman: Arkham Origins Review: When Batman Met Joker

November 18, 2013, 3:29 AM EST
WB Games takes Batman to his beginnings but forgets to bring anything fresh to the table.

Moshi Monsters: Katsuma Unleashed Review: Platforming 101

November 11, 2013, 8:36 PM EST
Free hidden imprisoned Moshis while learning platforming basics.

Call of Duty: Ghosts Review: I See a Pattern

November 11, 2013, 2:35 PM EST
Infinity Ward dives into familiar waters for their latest Call of Duty.

Real Boxing Review: Packs a Punch

November 11, 2013, 3:20 AM EST
Boxing comes to the PS Vita and plays surprisingly well without falling into a gimmicky control scheme.

The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD Review: Beautiful Sail Down Memory Lane

November 02, 2013, 10:06 PM EDT
A Zelda classic gets a modern makeover that brings it to life in new ways.

Skylanders Swap Force: Tower of Time Adventure Pack Review

October 29, 2013, 4:15 AM EDT
The clock tower that keeps Skylands' time in check has been compromised.

NBA 2K14 Review: This King is Ace

October 25, 2013, 5:52 PM EDT
NBA 2K 14 on current generation consoles is about as good as it can be.

Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Review: Getting it Right

October 23, 2013, 12:23 AM EDT
Square-Enix rolls the dice and hits the MMO jackpot.

Saints Row IV Review: Laugh Out Loud Insanity

October 22, 2013, 6:06 PM EDT
When you need a good laugh in your gaming exploits, look no further than Saints Row IV.

Disney Infinity: Toy Story in Space Review: A Pacifist Mission

October 22, 2013, 4:14 AM EDT
Toy Story in Space is a relatively tame adventure that provides two of the best packs available in the game.

Beyond: Two Souls Review: Pushing the Envelope

October 22, 2013, 2:42 AM EDT
David Cage's Heavy Rain followup is a flawed work of art.

Skylanders Swap Force Review: Bridging Console Generations

October 16, 2013, 8:55 PM EDT
Swap Force is the most ambitious Skylanders game yet, and also the best.

The Serious Sam Collection Review: A Ton of Sam

October 10, 2013, 3:42 PM EDT
Serious Sam gets an HD makeover and compilation in one tidy package.

Killzone: Mercenary Review: A Killshot

September 18, 2013, 11:22 AM EDT
PS Vita finally has the "killer" first-person shooter it has been waiting for.

Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate Review: Best Version of the Best Fighter

September 11, 2013, 2:13 AM EDT
DOA5 Ultimate is the version to own, but not necessarily worth the upgrade cost from DOA5.

Madden 25 Review: We've Been Here Before

September 05, 2013, 11:30 PM EDT
Madden's 25th anniversary doesn't bring about silver worthy upgrades.

Killer Is Dead Review: What the #$%@ Did I Just Play?!

September 04, 2013, 11:34 PM EDT
Killer is Dead plays by its own rules and is certainly not suited for everyone.

Rayman Legends Review: Doesn't Skip a Beat

September 03, 2013, 2:10 PM EDT
The art of platforming is alive and thriving in Rayman's deepest and most polished game yet.

Disney Infinity Review: Build It and Fun Will Come

August 30, 2013, 8:15 PM EDT
Disney Infinity has a lot going on under its toy-like surface.

Remember Me Review: Potential Forgotten

August 16, 2013, 4:08 AM EDT
Remember Me tips the scale in presentation but comes up short where success matters most.

DuckTales Remastered Review: For Kids of Today's Parents

August 15, 2013, 4:04 AM EDT
WayForward faithfully remasters and restores DuckTales for better and worse.

Deadpool The Game Review: Dead On

July 17, 2013, 12:22 AM EDT
High Moon Studios gets the Deadpool character and puts that level of absurdity into the game.

Animal Crossing: New Leaf Review: Feels Like Home

July 11, 2013, 3:56 PM EDT
Animal Crossing returns and is bigger and better than ever.

Bugs vs. Tanks Review: Miniaturized Warfare

July 06, 2013, 2:42 AM EDT
A miniaturized German Panzer Battalion must battle and defeat bugs to survive.

Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara Review: No Quarters Needed

June 27, 2013, 12:56 AM EDT
Capcom dips into nostalgia for some classic arcade D&D fun.

LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes Wii U Review: Goodbye, Split Screen

June 02, 2013, 8:03 PM EDT
Co-op play in LEGO Batman 2 is right at home on Wii U's dual screens.

Fuse Review: With a Little Help From My Friends

May 28, 2013, 8:02 PM EDT
Fuse is best experienced with a friend, or three.

Resident Evil Revelations Review: Two Analog Sticks Greater Than One

May 21, 2013, 1:17 AM EDT
Resident Evil Revelations makes a successful leap from 3DS and 3D gaming to higher fidelity console platforms.

Soul Sacrifice Review: The Choice is Yours

May 19, 2013, 2:06 AM EDT
Soul Sacrifice is a PS Vita game worth sacrificing some time to play.

Star Trek The Video Game Review: Beam Me Out, Scotty

May 18, 2013, 5:13 PM EDT
Trek's latest video game tries too much to be like the Abrams' films and forgets how to be a good game.

Deadly Premonition: Director's Cut Review: Who Spiked the Joe?

May 07, 2013, 3:31 PM EDT
Deadly Premonition gets a PS3 makeover but it isn't enough to sway Jon's opinion.

Injustice: Gods Among Us Review: The Good Fight

April 20, 2013, 2:19 PM EDT
Jon pulls a 180 on Injustice: Gods Among Us after playing through the finished game.

MLB 13: The Show PS3 Review: The Best Got Better

April 16, 2013, 12:19 AM EDT
The Show makes its curtain call before making the leap to PS4.

Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge Review: Ryu Refined

April 15, 2013, 5:13 PM EDT
Razor's Edge makes the jump from Wii U to Xbox 360 and PS3 with satisfying results.

Dead or Alive 5 Plus Review: The Best Around

March 29, 2013, 12:14 PM EDT
Tecmo Koei's Team Ninja makes it three-for-three on successful ports to Sony's Playstation Vita system.

HarmoKnight Review: The Beat is On

March 25, 2013, 7:02 PM EDT
The downloadable 3DS game is fun whether you're musically challenged or gifted.

Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate Review: The Hunt is On

March 24, 2013, 11:12 AM EDT
Wii U and 3DS owners have a legitimate new must-own title to go scoop up.

Gears of War Judgment Review: Rubble Never Looked So Good

March 19, 2013, 10:30 AM EDT
Gears of War Judgment is worthy of AAA status and more than a few minutes of your time.

MLB 13 The Show PS Vita Review

March 14, 2013, 10:50 AM EDT
The Show's second outing on PS Vita is a step up from the first, but still has some key issues.

Tomb Raider Review: Bold, Brutal, Beautiful

March 12, 2013, 8:03 PM EDT
Lara Croft gets a reboot that successfully makes her relevant in the modern gaming landscape.

Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 Plus Review: Carrying Forth Tradition

March 03, 2013, 9:51 PM EST
PS Vita gets its second Ninja Gaiden Sigma title which fits nicely alongside the first.

Aliens: Colonial Marines Review: Desperately Seeking a Bug Hunt

February 21, 2013, 10:38 AM EST
What should have been a brilliant licensed game is anything but.

ZombiU Review: Terrifying Launch to Wii U

December 19, 2012, 12:37 AM EST
Jon finds his favorite survival horror game of all time.

Family Guy: Back to the Multiverse Review

December 10, 2012, 10:56 AM EST
A decent game for fans of Family Guy with inside jokes and plenty of humor.

New Super Mario Bros U Review: Old and New, It Must be Mario!

December 05, 2012, 7:31 PM EST
The first four Die Hard films make their second run in a collective Blu-ray box set.

Call of Duty: Black Ops II Wii U Review

November 28, 2012, 9:44 AM EST
Treyarch did not skimp on porting Black Ops 2 to Wii U. Jon finds this is THE version to own.

Tank! Tank! Tank! Review: Destined to Tank

November 24, 2012, 3:27 PM EST
Aside from one moderately fun multiplayer mode, Tank! Tank! Tank! has no business on a next-gen gaming console.

Call of Duty: Black Ops II Review: Finally, a Leap Ahead

November 21, 2012, 9:05 AM EST
The musical comedy will be ready to pick up before Christmas.

Madden NFL 13 Wii U Review: Addition Battles Subtraction

November 20, 2012, 1:31 PM EST
Madden NFL 13 for Wii U offers some of the best and worst Nintendo's new console has to offer.

Nintendo Land Review: A Wii U Tutorial in Game Form

November 19, 2012, 3:37 PM EST
Nintendo Land is not the winner that Wii Sports was, but does a respectable job of introducing Wii U's GamePad functionality.

LittleBigPlanet Karting Review: Why?

November 13, 2012, 11:59 AM EST
Sackboy and pals hop into karts, but it's really just ModNation Racers rebranded.

Assassin's Creed III Review: Transcending a History Lesson

November 12, 2012, 7:58 PM EST
A overly long tutorial leads to a treasure trove of enjoyment.

Assassin's Creed III Liberation Review: A Hidden Agenda

November 07, 2012, 9:02 AM EST
Jon applauds one of PS Vita's biggest releases to date for taking some unexpected creative risks.

Halo 4 Review: Requiem Not a Dream

November 01, 2012, 12:00 AM EDT
343 Industries takes over the Halo franchise and comes up victorious.

Silent Hill: Book of Memories PS Vita Review

October 31, 2012, 12:00 AM EDT
Jon trolls dark rooms to discover a dungeon crawler with the Silent Hill label slapped on it.

Smart As... PS Vita Review: A Noggin Worker

October 30, 2012, 12:31 PM EDT
John Cleese provides extra snark to his brain workout game.

Medal of Honor: Warfighter Review

October 29, 2012, 11:31 AM EDT
Jon applauds attempts at FPS genre innovation even if some of them fail.

Forza Horizon Review: Calling "All" Drivers

October 23, 2012, 11:39 AM EDT
The Forza franchise takes an unusual detour in Forza Horizon that works on some levels and sputters on others.

XCOM: Enemy Unknown Review: What's Old is New Again

October 20, 2012, 11:20 AM EDT
XCOM is reimagined for a new generation and Jon mostly digs its return.

Skylanders Giants Review: Everything is Bigger and Better

October 18, 2012, 12:33 PM EDT
Toys for Bob pulls off one heck of a compatible sequel less than a year in the making.

Dishonored Review: Has the Game of the Year Arrived?

October 16, 2012, 10:51 AM EDT
Play it your way takes on a whole new meaning in Dishonored.

Pokemon Black and White Version 2 Review

October 12, 2012, 10:38 AM EDT
Is this the best Pokemon available on DS yet? You betcha.

LittleBigPlanet PS Vita Review: A System Seller

September 27, 2012, 12:29 PM EDT
Every new gaming system needs that one game that makes it shine. This is that game for PS Vita.

Dead or Alive 5 Review: Robust Package Overshadows Bust Obsession

September 25, 2012, 9:49 AM EDT
Team Ninja takes forever to deliver a sequel. This time the wait was worth it.

Madden NFL 13 Review: To Infinity and Beyond

September 05, 2012, 10:29 AM EDT
EA Sports and Tiburon finally take the Madden franchise to the next level.

Madden NFL 13 PS Vita Review

September 04, 2012, 10:19 AM EDT
A great handheld football game, but still has room for improvement.

Transformers: Fall of Cybertron Review

August 27, 2012, 10:02 AM EDT
High Moon rolls out the best Transformers video game yet.

New Super Mario Bros. 2 Review: Gold Digger Paradise

August 15, 2012, 11:23 PM EDT
Mario is back on 3DS in a new adventure not quite as golden as its premise.

Resident Evil Chronicles HD Review: Here We Go Again

July 19, 2012, 12:54 AM EDT
Yet Another Resident Evil Rehash, But This Time in HD!

Pokemon Conquest Review: The Reese's Cup of Gaming

June 26, 2012, 11:25 AM EDT
Two franchises collide in a delightfully appropriate way.

Metal Gear Solid HD Collection PS Vita Review: Snake in Your Pocket

June 19, 2012, 10:56 AM EDT
The collection is solid as a snake, but missing a couple key ingredients.

Dragon's Dogma Review: A Pawn Worth Securing

May 22, 2012, 11:47 AM EDT
Don't call it a Skyrim knockoff. Dragon's Dogma can stand on its own two feet.

Starhawk Review: If You Build It, They Will Fall

May 18, 2012, 11:52 AM EDT
Warhawk fans, rejoice. Starhawk is the unofficial followup you have been waiting for.

WipEout 2048 Review: Kicking Vita into Hyperdrive

May 18, 2012, 10:40 AM EDT
One of PS Vita's many launch racing titles is also one of its fastest and most recognizable.

Mortal Kombat PS Vita Review: Karry Kombat in Your Pocket

May 02, 2012, 11:47 AM EDT
Mortal Kombat's PS Vita port mostly connects, but there are a few misses to consider.

Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City Review: RE's Greatest Hits

April 27, 2012, 12:41 PM EDT
Resident Evil goes the squad route with mixed results.

Mass Effect 3 Review: Choices Lead to Consequences

April 26, 2012, 11:38 AM EDT
Mass Effect 3 wraps up the trilogy and Jon applauds the ride.

Hot Shot Golf World Invitational Review: No Green Jacket or TV Required

April 09, 2012, 10:29 AM EDT
Hot Shots may look cutesy, but it's a solid golf sim with a tilt toward online play.

Uncharted: Golden Abyss Review: Drake's on the Go

April 07, 2012, 12:15 PM EDT
Bend Studios does a great job dipping their feet into the Uncharted franchise.

Ninja Gaiden 3 Review: Great and Gory

April 03, 2012, 5:52 PM EDT
Jon bucks the trend and comes away impressed by the latest Ninja Gaiden game.

MLB 12: The Show Vita Review: Near Mirror Image

March 27, 2012, 11:13 PM EDT
The power of PS Vita blurs the line between handheld and console.

MLB 12: The Show Review: The Beat Goes On

March 25, 2012, 10:38 PM EDT
One new feature strikes out, but overall The Show is still the champ.

Kid Icarus: Uprising Review: A Long Absence Ends

March 23, 2012, 10:37 AM EDT
Kid is back with a unique brand of humor and many nods to his past adventure.

Street Fighter X Tekken Review: A Flawed Fighting Dream

March 13, 2012, 10:44 AM EDT
Jon discovers more Street Fighter than Tekken, some great fighting, and horrible load times.

FIFA Soccer Vita Review: Aims High, Reaches Goals

March 03, 2012, 11:08 AM EST
Jon encounters onto the best use of PS Vita's rear touch screen yet. He shoots, he scores!

Asphalt: Injection Review: Vita's Most Entertaining Racing Launch Game

March 01, 2012, 11:46 AM EST
Jon takes one of Vita's many racing launch games for a pleasurable and mostly satisfying spin.

Michael Jackson The Experience HD Vita Review: Simple Yet Addictive

February 28, 2012, 8:52 PM EST
Jon has more fun with Michael Jackson than expected, but has a hard time justifying the price.

Rayman Origins Review: Livin' la "Vita" Loca

February 28, 2012, 8:00 AM EST
Rayman Origins gets a well-deserved second lease on life as a Playstation Vita launch title.

Ninja Gaiden Sigma Plus Vita Review: Revisiting an Old Friend

February 26, 2012, 10:03 AM EST
Jon revisits his all-time favorite gaming franchise on PS Vita and comes away mostly impressed.

PokePark 2 Wonders Beyond Review: It's a PokeParty

February 23, 2012, 3:02 PM EST
A diversion from the typical Pokemon games that plays young but still plays fun.

Grand Slam Tennis 2 Review: Sim and Arcade Hold Hands

February 22, 2012, 3:27 PM EST
The Grand Slam Tennis franchise moves away from pure arcade action, but not quite enough.

Resident Evil Revelations Review: Evil in Three Dimensions

February 19, 2012, 12:02 PM EST
Jon digs the new Revelations features and applauds the step away from zombies.

Alvin and the Chipmunks 3: Chipwrecked Review

January 22, 2012, 11:49 AM EST
Surprisingly, this game is not a piece of "chip."

Fortune Street Review: Mario Meets Wall Street

December 19, 2011, 8:58 PM EST
Families get to learn about investing with a fun and approachable way.

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword Review: Still Legendary

December 12, 2011, 2:34 PM EST
Jon doles out a perfect score to the first and last Zelda game made specifically for Nintendo Wii.

LittleBigPlanet 2: Special Edition Review: Truly Special

December 08, 2011, 7:57 PM EST
Tons of added value and excellent PS Move support makes this the LBP to own.

Voltron: Defender of the Universe Review: Shallow Nostalgic Fun

December 08, 2011, 9:25 AM EST
A lot of nostalgic love went into this simplistic arcade shooter.

Mario Kart 7 Review: By Land, Sea or Air

December 06, 2011, 12:00 AM EST
The second new Mario game on 3DS is as must-own as the first.

Aliens: Infestation Review: Game On, Man!

December 05, 2011, 10:18 PM EST
The movie-to-game stigma is shattered in this game worthy of the Aliens name.

EyePet & Friends Review: Simple, Yet Fun

December 04, 2011, 2:08 PM EST
Jon puts his review cred on the line to tackle the latest EyePet game.

Back to the Future: The Game Wii Review: Back to the Drawing Board

November 24, 2011, 6:15 PM EST
The disc port is inferior to its downloadable predecessor.

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Review: Welcome to the Party, Pal!

November 21, 2011, 3:11 PM EST
Jon doles out his first perfect score to the Oblivion sequel.

The Hidden Review: When Good Ideas Go Bad

November 19, 2011, 12:00 AM EST
A sound and innovative concept that shoots itself in the foot.

Kinect Disneyland Adventures Review: Off to Fun We Go

November 15, 2011, 4:29 PM EST
A great premise hindered only by its complete reliance on Kinect.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Review: Wrapping a Trilogy

November 14, 2011, 11:30 PM EST
Modern Warfare 3 may be familiar, but that's all it needed to be.

Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception Review: A Sandy Triumph

November 11, 2011, 10:27 AM EST
Jon finds near excellence in Drake's sandy third installment.

Super Mario 3D Land Review: Fun in All Dimensions

November 09, 2011, 12:00 AM EST
Mario's new nostalgic handheld adventure is, not ironically, best suited for 3D and portable play.

Dragon Ball Z: Ultimate Tenkaichi Review

November 03, 2011, 12:44 PM EDT
The best DBZ game yet, but still far from flawless.

Batman: Arkham City Review - Be the Bat

November 01, 2011, 11:26 AM EDT
Jon commends Rocksteady for improving upon an already amazing predecessor.

Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure Review: Big Fun in Small Packages

October 25, 2011, 10:59 PM EDT
Skylanders is a fantastic gaming experience if you're willing to give it a chance.

Spider-Man: Edge of Time DS Review

October 22, 2011, 11:58 AM EDT
The DS version of Edge of Time fails in every conceivable way.

Gears of War 3 Review: To All Gears, an End

October 04, 2011, 11:39 AM EDT
The final Gears entry is the best yet.

Star Fox 64 3D Review: No Gimmick Here

September 28, 2011, 12:00 AM EDT
Zelda has some company on 3DS in the realm of old classics given new life.

Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D Review

September 21, 2011, 12:00 AM EDT
The bonus demo is almost reason enough to own the 3DS game.

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3DS Review: From 3D to... 3D?

September 17, 2011, 12:00 AM EDT
Jon joins TheHDRoom writing team and cuts his teeth on some 3DS Zelda.

Half-Minute Hero: Super Mega Neo Climax XBLA Review

July 05, 2011, 12:49 PM EDT
Can you beat a game in 30 seconds or less?

Dungeons & Dragons Daggerdale Xbox Live Arcade Review

May 26, 2011, 5:43 PM EDT
Single player grows old fast, but there's coop fun to be had.

Brink Review: Frenetic Frustration

May 16, 2011, 4:09 PM EDT
A campaign as impossible as it is recklessly joyful.

Carnival Games: Monkey See Monkey Do Kinect Review

May 13, 2011, 12:01 PM EDT
A welcome detour from Kinect's abundance of fitness and dancing options.

Michael Jackson: The Experience Kinect Review

April 25, 2011, 5:35 PM EDT
Embarrass yourself trying to match Michael Jackson's signature moves.

Mortal Kombat Review

April 24, 2011, 10:49 PM EDT
Finally, Mortal Kombat returns to its 2D roots.

LEGO Battles: Ninjago Review

April 18, 2011, 4:55 PM EDT
A simple introduction to RTS gaming but not much else.

Crysis 2 Review: Nanosuits are Surefire Fun

April 15, 2011, 11:19 PM EDT
Only spotty AI detracts from an otherwise solid FPS.

Back to the Future: The Game Episode 1 'It's About Time' Review

February 28, 2011, 3:54 PM EST
Unlike most video games based on film properties, this one doesn't suck.

LitleBigPlanet 2 Review

February 20, 2011, 11:50 PM EST
Except for Sackboy there is nothing "little" about this very "big" game.

Your Shape Fitness Evolved Kinect Review

December 03, 2010, 4:55 PM EST
A good workout if you don’t mind looking at yourself in a mirror.

Call of Duty: Black Ops Review: Treyarch's Finest Hour

November 09, 2010, 8:22 AM EST
Treyarch steps out from behind Infinity Ward's shadow.

Kinect Review: A First Step Into a Larger World

November 05, 2010, 11:29 AM EDT
Jason take's Kinect for a spin and likes what he sees thus far.

John Daly's ProStroke Golf PS3 Review

November 02, 2010, 5:22 PM EDT
The first golf game with Move functionality built in out of the box.

PS3 Move Sports Champions Bundle Review

October 27, 2010, 1:48 PM EDT
Shows promise, but pricey in its current configuration.

Fable 3 Review: It's Familiar to be King

October 26, 2010, 5:07 PM EDT
More accessible than challenging or innovative, yet altogether mindless fun.

Halo Reach Review: Bungie's Fun and Familiar Farewell

September 13, 2010, 9:10 AM EDT
Reach follows closely in the footsteps of ODST and other Halo games.

Crackdown 2 Review: More Retread Than Sequel

July 06, 2010, 12:47 PM EDT
You've played much of this game before and it's still fun.

Blur Review: Sweet But Too Short

June 16, 2010, 11:41 PM EDT
A fun distraction from sim racers.

Red Dead Redemption Review: Saddle Up and Enjoy the Wild West

June 06, 2010, 1:22 PM EDT
Leave the space marines behind and enjoy a bygone era.

Alan Wake Review: A Creepily Good Time

May 17, 2010, 5:50 PM EDT

Nier Review: Mixed Bag of Styles and Execution

May 12, 2010, 1:23 PM EDT
Different enough to be intriguing, but bland enough to be a turn off.

How to Train Your Dragon Game Review: No Substance or Style

April 28, 2010, 11:07 AM EDT
Stick with the film for this dragon adventure.

God of War III Review: Epic Start Unsustainable

April 04, 2010, 11:35 AM EDT
Great for GoW veterans, not so much newcomers.

Mass Effect 2 Review: Near Perfection

February 09, 2010, 10:24 AM EST
Bioware shows the competition how a sequel should be done.

Dark Void Review: Turbulence After Take-Off

January 19, 2010, 4:37 PM EST

Army of Two: The 40th Day Review

January 14, 2010, 11:39 AM EST
An improvement over the original but you'll be in and out within hours.

Assassin's Creed II Review: Bigger is Better

November 23, 2009, 9:47 AM EST
Ubisoft tackles the first game's issues head on.

God of War Collection Review: Totally Worth Replaying

November 19, 2009, 12:00 PM EST
Improved visuals, trophies and God of War III demo access? No brainer.

Modern Warfare 2 Review: The Best Headache Ever

November 09, 2009, 10:24 AM EST
Infinity Ward delivers what should be game of the year.

DJ Hero Review: Pump Up the Volume

November 03, 2009, 2:13 PM EST
The music gaming genre is entirely fresh again.

Uncharted 2: Among Thieves PS3 Review

October 21, 2009, 12:15 PM EDT
Naughty Dog has once again achieved excellence.

Metroid Prime Trilogy Wii Review

September 24, 2009, 1:50 PM EDT
The best "bang for your buck" on Wii.

Halo 3: ODST Xbox 360 Review

September 22, 2009, 12:47 PM EDT
Short but very, very sweet.

The Beatles: Rock Band Xbox 360, PS3 Review

September 08, 2009, 4:19 PM EDT
A game you'll want to love.

Real Heroes: Firefighter Wii Review

September 01, 2009, 1:15 PM EDT
A fun diversion from typical shooting games.

G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra PS3, Xbox 360 Review

August 19, 2009, 1:24 AM EDT
Will appeal more to those in the know on Joe, much like the film.

Wii Sports Resort Review

August 09, 2009, 7:38 PM EDT
Check in and you'll never want to leave.

X-Men Origins: Wolverine PS3, Xbox 360 Review

June 29, 2009, 10:41 PM EDT
This is what being Wolverine is like over and over again.

Red Faction: Guerrilla PS3, Xbox 360 Review

June 26, 2009, 11:35 PM EDT
A shallow but moderately fun blow-em-up shooter.

Grand Slam Tennis Wii Review

June 14, 2009, 1:38 PM EDT
One of the first MotionPlus-compatible games fails where it matters most.

Excitebots: Trick Racing Wii Review

May 27, 2009, 5:21 PM EDT
Snatch the preferred Wii racer crown from Mario Kart.

Star Ocean: The Last Hope Xbox 360 Review

March 31, 2009, 12:53 AM EDT
The end has come by traveling back to the beginning.

Resident Evil 5 PS3, Xbox 360 Review

March 14, 2009, 9:24 AM EDT
The controls are your best friend and your worst enemy. Read on to find out why.

Killzone 2 PS3 Review

February 26, 2009, 5:37 PM EST
A disparity between single and multiplayer modes doesn't dismiss the fact that Sony and GG came through on their 2005 promise.

Street Fighter IV PS3, Xbox 360 Review

February 25, 2009, 5:19 PM EST
The look and feel of this game is very familiar. Too familiar.

F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin PS3, Xbox 360 Review

February 24, 2009, 4:04 PM EST
Project Origin is equally fun, atmospheric and a missed opportunity.

Halo Wars Xbox 360 Review

February 20, 2009, 8:45 AM EST
Halo Wars is like an old college buddy who shows up in a three-piece suit. The least you can do is take him out to dinner and see what's new.

Afro Samurai PS3, Xbox 360 Review

February 18, 2009, 12:21 AM EST
In this game based on the popular Spike TV anime series, style wins out over substance 11 times out of 10.

Onechanbara: Bikini Samurai Squad Xbox 360 Review

February 16, 2009, 12:53 AM EST
Bikini babes and zombies collide to set gaming back two decades.

Mushroom Men: The Spore Wars Wii Review

February 11, 2009, 12:04 AM EST
Looks like Psychonauts but plays like any run-of-the-mill platformer.

Castlevania Judgment Wii Review

January 14, 2009, 3:51 PM EST
Castlevania debuts on Wii in an unlikely and impractical form.

Gears of War 2 Xbox 360 Review

November 26, 2008, 2:23 PM EST
Bigger, better and badder. This is what a sequel should be.

Far Cry 2 PS3, Xbox 360 Review

November 16, 2008, 10:56 PM EST
Is it too little, too late for Ubisoft's shooter in this crowded holiday market?

Animal Crossing: City Folk Wii Review

November 16, 2008, 2:32 AM EST
Is the third time a charm? Or did Nintendo forget to look ahead?

Resistance 2 PS3 Review: Excellence Averted

November 05, 2008, 8:24 AM EST
There is a lot for Sony and Insomniac Games to be proud of with Resistance 2, but I cannot help but feel they missed the mark on achieving gaming excellence.

Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway PS3, Xbox 360 Review

October 24, 2008, 3:33 PM EDT
The third entry should have been the best, but comes up short.

Fracture PS3, Xbox 360 Review

October 13, 2008, 6:55 PM EDT
Meet the Entrencher, your new best friend.

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed PS3, Xbox 360 Review

September 15, 2008, 9:55 AM EDT
The most ambitious Star Wars game yet is good for a quick single play through.

Mercenaries 2: World in Flames PS3, Xbox 360 Review

September 01, 2008, 3:48 AM EDT
Things blow up real good, real often, which is real fun to partake in.

Overlord: Raising Hell PS3 Review

August 28, 2008, 5:25 PM EDT
An improvement from Xbox 360, but still needs some tuning.

Too Human Xbox 360 Review

August 18, 2008, 11:41 AM EDT
Ten years has allowed Silicon Knights to polish this game to death, but some key gameplay deficiencies drag it down a few notches.

Top Spin 3 PS3, Xbox 360 Review

August 12, 2008, 10:36 PM EDT
Smashing tennis balls got a whole lot more complicated.

Battlefield: Bad Company PS3, Xbox 360 Review

July 25, 2008, 5:55 PM EDT
An improvement over the series predecessors in nearly every conceivable way.

Wall-E Xbox 360 Review

June 30, 2008, 1:37 AM EDT
You've played everything Wall-E has offered before, but not with characters like these.

The Incredible Hulk PS3, Xbox 360 Game Review

June 27, 2008, 12:34 PM EDT
As Hulk you'll get to smash a lot of things, but not do much else.

The Bourne Conspiracy PS3, Xbox 360 Review

June 10, 2008, 10:41 AM EDT
Jason Bourne's latest adventure isn't just another crappy movie-based game.

Grand Theft Auto IV PS3, Xbox 360 Review

June 04, 2008, 2:28 PM EDT
The best overall GTA game yet, but there's still ample room for improvement.

Battle of the Bands Wii Review

June 02, 2008, 3:15 PM EDT
Battling takes second seat to the ingenious mixed genre music arrangements.

Wii Fit and Nintendo Wii Balance Board Review

May 17, 2008, 11:31 AM EDT
Moms will be all over this, but will everyone else?

Gran Turismo 5: Prologue PS3 Review

May 12, 2008, 11:09 PM EDT
A flashy demo or a flashy game? GT:P 5 falls somewhere in the middle.

Dark Sector Xbox 360, PS3 Review

April 30, 2008, 1:42 PM EDT
The next-best thing to a Krull videogame, without a cranky Cyclops.

NBA Ballers: Chosen One Xbox 360, PS3 Review

April 29, 2008, 10:26 AM EDT
Somewhere during development the idea of actually playing basketball was lost.

Destroy All Humans! Big Willy Unleashed Wii Review

April 28, 2008, 10:46 AM EDT
Big Willy unleashes a world of mediocre gaming on mankind.

Mario Kart Wii Review

April 28, 2008, 12:45 AM EDT
Offers something old, something new, and ultimately everything worth picking up.

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas 2 Review (Xbox 360, PS3)

April 18, 2008, 9:11 AM EDT
Playing with CPU-controlled squadmates has clearly evolved.

Bully: Scholarship Edition Review (Xbox 360)

April 15, 2008, 8:36 AM EDT
Are Achievements enough to make a return trip to Bully worthwhile?

Super Smash Bros. Brawl Review (Wii)

April 02, 2008, 12:37 PM EDT
Perhaps the best multiplayer experience ever.

Hot Shots Golf: Out of Bounds Review (PS3)

April 01, 2008, 2:29 PM EDT
Simple fun doesn’t mean simplistic play.

Ninja Gaiden Sigma Review (PS3)

March 31, 2008, 9:36 PM EDT
Ninja Gaiden Sigma is the one version to own.

SEGA Bass Fishing Review (Wii)

March 30, 2008, 10:52 PM EDT
An old favorite returns to fill a massive void on Wii.

Devil May Cry 4 Review (Xbox 360, PS3)

March 21, 2008, 8:02 AM EDT
A new character brings new and compelling gameplay elements, but the repetition gets a bit tired.

Lost: Via Domus Review (Xbox 360, PS3)

March 19, 2008, 11:14 PM EDT
Ubisoft lost their way pulling the guts of this game together.

Army of Two Review (Xbox 360, PS3)

March 06, 2008, 7:19 AM EST
The co-op gameplay is both Army of Two's savior and burden.

The Spiderwick Chronicles Review (Xbox 360)

February 29, 2008, 2:22 PM EST
Spiderwick is moderately entertaining; unexpected for a game based on a movie.

Lost Odyssey Review (Xbox 360)

February 27, 2008, 8:32 AM EST
A must-have RPG serving proof Mistwalker can deliver great games.

All-Pro Football 2K8 Review (Xbox 360, PS3)

February 03, 2008, 11:17 AM EST
All-Pro Football 2K8 is just a bit too similar to 2K5 to be called a real step forward

Spider-Man 3 Review (Xbox 360)

February 03, 2008, 11:31 AM EST
This is one Spider-man experience that spits venom instead of spinning a new web.

Shrek The Third Review (Xbox 360)

February 03, 2008, 11:12 AM EST
Not even new Achievement points were able to will me through to the end.

Wii Sports Review (Wii)

February 03, 2008, 10:42 AM EST
Wii Sports is the perfect Nintendo Wii pack-in title.

Big Brain Academy: Wii Degree Review (Wii)

February 03, 2008, 10:16 AM EST
The initial few hours are fun and definitely worth a weekend rental.

The Godfather: The Don's Edition Review (PS3)

February 03, 2008, 10:16 AM EST
Casual fans will likely enjoy being taking into this world.

Call of Juarez Review (Xbox 360)

February 03, 2008, 10:52 AM EST
Call of Juarez is a flawed gem, but a gem nonetheless.

Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars Review (Xbox 360)

February 03, 2008, 10:50 AM EST
Gamers whose PCs don't quite pack enough power to play this on the RTS system of choice will get a fair substitute here -- once the learning curve is overcome.

The Darkness Review (Xbox 360, PS3)

February 03, 2008, 10:17 AM EST
The Darkness manages to trudge players through some of the most tedious, repetitive and uninspired missions in a long time.

The BIGS Review (Xbox 360, PS3)

February 03, 2008, 9:41 AM EST
A welcome reboot of arcade baseball games.

Project Sylpheed: Arc of Deception Review (Xbox 360)

February 03, 2008, 9:19 AM EST
We’ve played this game a thousand times already, and just we’re not excited any more.

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Review (Wii)

February 03, 2008, 9:12 AM EST
Think of Phoenix as a solid launching pad to something not necessarily bigger, but greater.

Overlord Review (Xbox 360)

February 03, 2008, 9:27 AM EST
Why waste time breaking countless objects and battling swarms of foes when others can do it for you?

Mario Strikers Charged Review (Wii)

February 03, 2008, 9:09 AM EST
Nintendo continues to reiterate a desire to create "fun" games and with Mario Strikers Charged, they’ve done just that.

Alien Syndrome Review (Wii)

February 03, 2008, 9:44 AM EST
Nothing more than a formulaic "shoot the incoming alien" exercise.

Boogie Review (Wii)

February 03, 2008, 9:33 AM EST
A childish two-dimensional herky-jerky exercise you wouldn’t want to get caught playing with your pants down.

BioShock Review (Xbox 360)

February 03, 2008, 9:59 AM EST
The experience of BioShock is entirely unique.

DiRT Review (PS3)

February 03, 2008, 9:47 AM EST
There are several hours of fun gameplay to be had in this new iteration of the Colin McRae Rally Series.

DiRT Review (Xbox 360)

February 03, 2008, 9:44 AM EST
There’s definitely several hours of fun gameplay to be had before it’s time to move onto something else.

Carnival Games Review (Wii)

February 03, 2008, 9:46 AM EST
More a sequel to Wii Sports than Wii Play ever hoped to be.

Endless Ocean Review (Wii)

February 01, 2008, 7:08 PM EST
More a learning tool than a game, Endless Ocean will appeal best to anyone interested in marine wildlife or gamers who cannot resist "collecting them all."

Lair Review (PS3)

February 01, 2008, 3:36 PM EST
Lair is worth only a short test flight before turning back in anticipation of a brewing storm.

Brunswick Pro Bowling Review (Wii)

February 01, 2008, 12:03 PM EST
This is a bowling sim title and not the pick-up and play style of Wii Sports: Bowling.

Heavenly Sword Review (PS3)

February 01, 2008, 11:25 AM EST
Unique and cutting edge with minimal shortcomings.

Metroid Prime 3: Corruption Review (Wii)

February 01, 2008, 9:30 AM EST
Some of the most evolutionary first-person controls seen in any console game.

Halo 3 Review (Xbox 360)

February 01, 2008, 9:12 AM EST
We’ve been playing the same basic thing for three games now.

NHL 08 Review (Xbox 360)

February 01, 2008, 9:55 AM EST
It’s hard not to recommend anyone take a run at EA’s pixilated Stanley Cup this year

Medal of Honor Airborne Review (Xbox 360, PS3)

January 31, 2008, 1:17 PM EST
Open-ended gameplay takes a much more linear turn once the paratroopers hit the ground.

Skate Review (Xbox 360, PS3)

January 31, 2008, 1:35 PM EST
Skate’s first outing is fantastic... we could very well be looking at the new skateboarding-game champion.

NBA Live 08 Review (Wii)

January 31, 2008, 1:23 PM EST
NBA Live 08 marks the Wii's first taste of the series, but unfortunately it's a little bitter.

Sega Rally Revo Review (Xbox 360, PS3)

January 31, 2008, 1:29 PM EST
One nice physics trick doesn’t necessarily make for a nice racing game.

Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction Review (PS3)

January 31, 2008, 1:12 PM EST
The PS3 debut for the pointy-eared Lombax and his slender metallic sidekick is a technologically glorious return to the series’ platforming roots

Donkey Kong Barrel Blast Review (Wii)

January 31, 2008, 1:47 PM EST
Considering the great leap Super Paper Mario made from GameCube to Wii, Donkey Kong Barrel Blast is an utter disappointment.

NBA 08 Review (PS3)

January 31, 2008, 1:40 PM EST
This franchise needs some major gameplay renovations if Sony hopes to continue playing with the big boys.

Rockstar Games Presents Table Tennis Review (Wii)

January 31, 2008, 1:50 PM EST
A logical and perfect fit for the Wii's control scheme

EA Playground Review (Wii)

January 31, 2008, 12:40 PM EST
EA Playground isn’t an Earth shattering, hardcore experience, but it’s not meant to be.

Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation Review (Xbox 360)

January 31, 2008, 12:15 PM EST
Ace Combat 6 delivers where it was intended to: stuff blows up real nice and pretty.

The Elder Scrolls IV Oblivion: Game of the Year Review (PS3)

January 31, 2008, 12:07 PM EST
More like game of the decade. But hey, we didn’t name this one; Bethesda did.

F.E.A.R. Files Review (Xbox 360)

January 31, 2008, 12:33 PM EST
F.E.A.R. Files just doesn’t have the total package necessary to compete.

The Simpsons Game Review (Xbox 360, PS3)

January 31, 2008, 12:19 PM EST
The Simpsons vibe and quality are so high that this feels a lot like a lost episode.

Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga Review (PS3)

January 31, 2008, 12:05 PM EST
Traveller’s Tales has whipped up a third title to complete the unofficial trilogy.

Super Mario Galaxy Review (Wii)

January 31, 2008, 12:22 PM EST
Nintendo's golden boy is back for another installment.

Scene It? Lights, Camera Action Review (Xbox 360)

January 31, 2008, 12:54 PM EST
This latest version for the Xbox 360 includes new questions and modes, but for all intents and purposes, it’s the same core game.

Time Crisis 4 Review (PS3)

January 31, 2008, 12:54 PM EST
Time Crisis 4 is what you expect: a fast, intense light gun shooter with decent graphics and the ability to make one’s arm sore for days after.

NHL 2K6 Review (Xbox 360)

January 31, 2008, 12:13 PM EST
The only Xbox 360 hockey game offers enough visual improvements to satisfy.

Uncharted: Drake's Fortune Review (PS3)

January 31, 2008, 12:38 PM EST
This first outing is excellent, but there are definitely some issues for Naughty Dog and Sony to iron out before Nathan Drake makes his return.

Rock Band Review (Xbox 360)

January 31, 2008, 11:54 AM EST
This game is all the bliss of rock fame without any of the horrors of compilation albums.

Assassin's Creed Review (Xbox 360, PS3)

January 31, 2008, 11:04 AM EST
The actual combat and confusing story keep this game from assassinating the competition.

Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare Review (Xbox 360, PS3)

January 31, 2008, 11:15 AM EST
If you buy just one first-person-shooter this year, it had better be Call of Duty 4.

Beowulf Review (Xbox 360)

January 31, 2008, 11:31 AM EST
Beowulf lives up to its "M" rating, and there's plenty of hacking and slashing to be done here.

Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock Review (PS3)

January 31, 2008, 11:16 AM EST
Guitar Hero III proves the basic rhythm formula still has a lot of life left in it.

WWE Smackdown vs. Raw 2008 Review (Xbox 360, PS3)

January 31, 2008, 11:56 AM EST
Vince McMahaon may not be dead, but the Smackdown vs. Raw series is just barely avoiding life support.

MX vs. ATV Untamed Review (Xbox 360, PS3)

January 31, 2008, 11:56 AM EST
Custom Events can be fun, and a few of the game's minor features are nice, but in the off-road racing landscape, MX vs. ATV Untamed just doesn't rev our engines.

College Hoops 2K8 Review (Xbox 360, PS3)

January 31, 2008, 11:55 AM EST
2K Sports has introduced a lot of concepts and perfectly captured the college arena atmosphere, but the game itself needs a bit more work on all of its moving parts.

NFL Tour Review (Xbox 360, PS3)

January 31, 2008, 11:11 AM EST
There’s bad and there’s really bad. Somehow, someway, EA has managed to eclipse both with NFL Tour. Please bring back NFL Street.

Burnout Paraside Review (Xbox 360, PS3)

January 31, 2008, 10:26 AM EST
Other than the lack of waypoints and some AI-balancing complaints, there's not much to find fault with when it comes to Burnout Paradise.

PixelJunk Monsters PS3 Review (PSN)

January 28, 2008, 10:03 AM EST
PixelJunk jumps from racers to monsters with mostly positive results.