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Tropico 5 review: Building a modern island nation

By Steven Wong, May 22, 2014 4:00pm PDT

El Presidente returns to the seat of power with the fifth installment of the island nation building sim, Tropico 5. We break down what El Presidente's fifth term looks like.


"They also use the entire alphabet when writing their reviews. Ridiculous!"

- Captain Loco see all 22 comments

Super TIME Force review: Please rewind

By Steve Watts, May 22, 2014 11:45am PDT

Super T.I.M.E. Force refreshes the shooter genre with a wildly innovative hook, but falls prey to some technical hurdles and frustration. Our review.


"I'm really pissed this isn't out on PS4. I'd buy the shit out of this game. Even worse is ..."

- Gwyndion see all 3 comments

Wolfenstein: The New Order review follow-up

By Shack Staff, May 22, 2014 11:00am PDT

Wolfenstein: The New Order is out and the reviews are in, but does the game still look just as good days after? Shacknews checks-in with our reviewer, Robert Workman, to see if he's still a Wolfenstein fan.


"No kidding. I finished it off last night. Other than the end being kinda shitty and not really ..."

- MacemanInTW see all 12 comments

Transistor review: a fresh voice

By Steve Watts, May 20, 2014 9:00am PDT

Transistor is Supergiant's stylish follow-up to it impressive debut effort Bastion. Is it a worthwhile successor? Our review.


"Nice! Drop into the thread we have going and let us know how it is!"

- Nerdsbeware see all 4 comments

Wolfenstein: The New Order review: Blazkowicz forever

By Robert Workman, May 19, 2014 9:01pm PDT

B.J. Blazkowicz makes his return in Wolfenstein: The New Order--and what a return it is. Our review


"Why would you not have larger, terabyte-sized data HDDs in conjunction with your SSD?"

- GreggD see all 101 comments

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 review: shortened swing

By Robert Workman, May 15, 2014 8:30am PDT

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is decent entertainment, but too many problems weigh the web-slinger down.


Mario Kart 8 review: up to speed

By Steve Watts, May 15, 2014 12:01am PDT

Mario Kart 8 shows a playful spirit, refinement, and attention to detail that has been missing in the last few entries. Our review.


"Battle mode sucked because they forgot how to build an arena and tried to complicate things. I ..."

- one random winner see all 54 comments

Child of Light review: bright spot

By Robert Workman, May 06, 2014 11:00am PDT

Child of Light is a must-play for casual and hardcore fans of RPGs alike.


"I started playing it on Hard since it was supposed to be so easy and got to the first boss and ..."

- enyakk see all 4 comments

Rambo: The Video Game review: let it go, Johnny

By Robert Workman, Apr 30, 2014 4:00pm PDT

Rambo: The Video Game misfires in the worst way possible.


"The screenshots make it look exciting. Hope this review isn't a preview of Wolfenstein's!"

- rms see all 7 comments

Kirby Triple Deluxe review: suck it up

By Robert Workman, Apr 29, 2014 12:30pm PDT

Kirby: Triple Deluxe is an easy yet entertaining entry in the long-running platform series.


Mario Golf: World Tour review: a solid swing

By Robert Workman, Apr 29, 2014 12:00pm PDT

Mario Golf: World Tour keeps hitting the ball for the series in the right direction.


LEGO The Hobbit review: one brick to rule them all

By Robert Workman, Apr 23, 2014 8:00am PDT

Lego The Hobbit continues Travellers' Tales fine tradition of all-ages entertainment.


"Lego Marvel Super Heroes did; The Lego Movie didn't, though. (There was a hub but little or ..."

- ATimson see all 4 comments

NES Remix 2 review: better sampling

By Steve Watts, Apr 21, 2014 10:00am PDT

NES Remix 2 has a better selection of games than the first Remix, but it still feels like half of a larger whole. Our review.


"How is the input lag? For some reason, the first game didn't quite feel the same as the actual ..."

- Dimmona see all 12 comments

Trials Fusion review: ride along

By Robert Workman, Apr 18, 2014 10:45am PDT

RedLynx's Trials series continues to ride on with the impressive Fusion.


"You can probably pre-order it for cheaper than $20 on PC if you can find a GMG/GF coupon code ..."

- OzzieMejia see all 8 comments

Trials Frontier review: training wheels

By Ozzie Mejia, Apr 11, 2014 11:00am PDT

Trials Frontier may not have that same addictive pull as its console brethren, but this marks a solid Trials debut on mobile devices, even with some annoying free-to-play elements in play.