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Renowned Explorers: International Society Review: Fighting with Sticks, Stones, and Words

By Steven Wong, Sep 03, 2015 3:45pm PDT

Shacknews travels the world with Renowned Explorers: International Society, the adventure strategy game that requires intelligence along with might in order to succeed. See what it takes to become the best explorer in the world in our review.

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Armello Review: Premeditated Regicide

By Steven Wong, Sep 02, 2015 2:00pm PDT

Armello is a virtual board game that combines card strategy and role-playing elements. It takes a strong will, patience, and cunning to get ahead. See how well well our bunny clan fares in our review.

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Super Mario Maker Review: It's-a We, Mario

By Steve Watts, Sep 02, 2015 7:00am PDT

Super Mario Maker is a developer toolset, a crowd-sourced game jam, and classic homage all rolled into one--all while retaining Nintendo's innate sense of artful craftsmanship. Our review.

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"Honestly I didn't even see the score til you mentioned the two places it was in. "

- cruncht1me see all 52 comments

Satellite Reign Review: Needs Upgrading

By Steven Wong, Sep 01, 2015 3:00pm PDT

Satellite Reign puts you in control of a team of agents set to destroy corporate rule in a dystopain cyberpunk future. It ends up being proof of why maybe the corporations should stay in charge.

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"I was expecting something cool. I got a boring half hearted open world instead."

- xlarti see all 10 comments

Disney Infinity 3.0 Review: Building an Empire

By Steve Watts, Aug 28, 2015 12:01am PDT

Disney Infinity 3.0 retains its striking collectible quality in a package that's inching ever-closer to Skylanders' gameplay fundamentals turf. Our review.

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"Oh right.. I think that's the reason I didn't do it. I went to TRU's site and it said "not ..."

- waxthirteen see all 9 comments

Lara Croft GO review - Raiding on the GO

By Ozzie Mejia, Aug 27, 2015 2:00pm PDT

Square Enix Montreal is back for an encore to its surprising mobile hit from last year. Does Lara Croft GO follow in the footsteps of Agent 47's 2014 outing? Our review.

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Trine 3: Artifacts of Power Review: Power in Threes

By Steven Wong, Aug 26, 2015 2:00pm PDT

Trine 3: Artifacts of Power completes the Trine trilogy by delving deep into the mysterious artifact's history. But does added depth make the puzzle platformer more enjoyable, or does it change too much? Our review.

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"That's quite the underestimate - it would cost at least three times as much to do what they ..."

- Stage see all 6 comments

Runbow review - Rainbow Bright

By Ozzie Mejia, Aug 26, 2015 7:00am PDT

Runbow is one of the most colorful entries to the local multiplayer gaming world and it also proves to be one of the best, with numerous game modes, simple mechanics, and a variety of ways to anger your friends. Our review.

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Capsule Force review - Hard to Swallow

By Ozzie Mejia, Aug 25, 2015 2:00pm PDT

Capsule Force can be very entertaining with the right amount of people, but only with the right amount of people. Our review.

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Gears of War: Ultimate Edition Review: Still Crazy After All These Years

By Daniel Perez, Aug 25, 2015 1:00pm PDT

Microsoft is bringing the classic Gears of War to the Xbox One in its "Ultimate Edition," but is this a game hardcore fans of the series should pick up or roadie run right past it? Hold your Lancer tight and read our review.

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"Going to get this for the PC for sure, I really wish that they will re do 2 and 3 as well and ..."

- valcan_s see all 2 comments

Crookz: The Big Heist Review: All In the Timing

By Steven Wong, Aug 25, 2015 10:00am PDT

Crookz: The Big Heist challenges players to become criminal masterminds from the disco era.

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"Thanks for the review. I'm still on the fence if i will get this one or not."

- baron calamity see all 2 comments

Mega Man Legacy Collection Review: Rock Out

By Steve Watts, Aug 25, 2015 12:01am PDT

Mega Man Legacy Collection is a game that understands the authenticity is in the little things. Our review.

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"Retail release date TBD. It'll cost you double the cost of the digital version, though."

- David Craddock see all 10 comments

Until Dawn Review: Here Comes The Sun

By Daniel Perez, Aug 24, 2015 8:00am PDT

Until Dawn is a survival horror game unlike any as the course of its story changes as you play in real-time. Will you survive the events that occur over a single night, or will you be yet another victim of this remote mountain getaway? Our review.

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"I just meant to say that it was the scariest game I've played, and a little too tense for me to ..."

- Ghostman2k78 see all 22 comments

Smite Xbox One Review: Smitten by the Console Gods

By Daniel Perez, Aug 19, 2015 7:00am PDT

Smite has officially launched on the Xbox One today and if you're a fan of MOBAs, you'll want to check it out as it has great controls, a long list of Gods to play as, and multiple game modes that will please most.

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"I played the beta, Love the Controller feel. My 2 MOBAS of choice are this and Heroes of The Storm. "

- GBurke59 see all 6 comments

Beyond Eyes Review: Walking Sticks

By Steve Watts, Aug 18, 2015 6:00am PDT

Beyond Eyes uses a gorgeous and inventive visual metaphor to emulate the feeling of being blind, but the high-concept idea fizzles as it fails to sustain interest throughout the short playtime. Our review.

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