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God of War: Ascension review: taking a step back

By Ozzie Mejia, Mar 12, 2013 9:30am PDT

God of War: Ascension is a return to Sony Santa Monica's familiar hack-and-slash action series. However, with God of War 3 raising the bar so high and closing the book on Kratos' journey of revenge, Ascension sorely lacks the marvel of the previous games.


"People enjoy and come back to the God of War series for different reasons. For you, it appears ..."

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SimCity review: return of a classic

By Matthew Rorie, Mar 04, 2013 8:00am PST

For its avoidable limitations, SimCity is still a gorgeous and often captivating strategy game. It's easy to consider this the best city-building strategy game to arrive in years.


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BIT.TRIP Runner2 review: moving forward

By Ozzie Mejia, Feb 27, 2013 12:00pm PST

If the first BIT.TRIP Runner was a confectionery treat, then Runner2 is simply the same treat with a different flavor. Both play similarly, but Runner2 takes everything about the first game that worked and added modern ideas without compromising what made it so much fun in t...


Tomb Raider single-player review: 'Uncharted' territory

By Jeff Mattas, Feb 25, 2013 7:00am PST

We embark on Lara Croft's new origin story in Crystal Dynamics' series reboot of Tomb Raider, and see how her modern makeover fares.


"I don't know what B grade thrillers you've seen but in my opinion this was nothing short of a ..."

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Aliens: Colonial Marines single-player review: contemptuous cash-in

By Timothy J. Seppala, Feb 19, 2013 11:00am PST

Aliens: Colonial Marines has no redeeming qualities whatsoever. That pretty much says it all.


"I've only played this game for a few hours so far but I like it. It feels exactly like the game ..."

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Crysis 3 single-player review: looks can kill

By John Keefer, Feb 19, 2013 6:00am PST

Crysis 3 encourages creative experimentation with its array of weapons and nanosuit powers. It's also very pretty. We review the PC version of Crysis 3.


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Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance review: ripped apart

By Andrew Yoon, Feb 19, 2013 12:00am PST

Platinum Games, developer of cult action hits like Bayonetta and Vanquish, clearly have the chops to make a great action game. But, can they make a great game that lives up to the Metal Gear name? Not quite.


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Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch review: sitting a spell

By Steve Watts, Feb 11, 2013 11:45am PST

The long-awaited Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch has finally been released. Does it meet the high bar set by its pedigree?


"I'm about 50 hours in and I'm still loving it. I would caution that the game is extremely ..."

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Dead Space 3 co-op review: less scary, more efficient

By Ozzie Mejia, Feb 06, 2013 11:00am PST

Dead Space 3's co-op campaign isn't completely bereft of tension and features many adrenaline-pumping moments that help set it apart from its single-player counterpart.


Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time review: Saturday morning spectacular

By Andrew Yoon, Feb 05, 2013 9:00am PST

Sly 4 isn't just a love letter to fans--it is one of the finest platformers to ever grace a PlayStation system.


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Dead Space 3 single-player review: oppressively tense

By Jeff Mattas, Feb 05, 2013 6:00am PST

We've played through the single-player campaign for Dead Space 3. Find out if the series' third installment is able to top its predecessors.


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Antichamber review: frustratingly rewarding

By Ozzie Mejia, Feb 01, 2013 12:00pm PST

Antichamber is a pleasant (albeit mind-numbingly tough) puzzle game experience. It's aimed at all audiences looking for an alternative to the traditional puzzler, but its punishing difficulty means only genre diehards will see this one through to the end.


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Fire Emblem: Awakening review: burning love

By Steve Watts, Jan 30, 2013 9:30am PST

Fire Emblem makes its 3DS debut next week with Fire Emblem: Awakening, marking one of the best games on the platform so far.


"Oh, I know. And if the game were full of generic dudes with no story or interactions, I'd be ..."

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Strike Suit Zero review: white-knuckling in space

By Jeff Mattas, Jan 24, 2013 1:00pm PST

We take a close look at Strike Suit Zero, indie developer Born Ready Games' debut title that hearkens back to space combat-sim games of yesteryear, while adding some interesting modern touches.


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Robotanika review: Reviving the coin-op shooter

By Ozzie Mejia, Jan 23, 2013 1:30pm PST

Robotanika for iOS pulls off some impressive feats with the Unreal Engine. Unfortunately, the overall experience isn't quite so peachy, diluted by unflattering visuals, repetitive gameplay, and some imprecise firing mechanics.