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Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number Review: Call Again

By Steven Wong, Mar 13, 2015 1:00pm PDT

Gallons of 8-bit blood spill in Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number, an action game where you play as a psychotic killer that must figure out the most efficient way to wipe out everyone on a level. Is becoming a masked killing machine as much fun as before, or does the sequel fizz...


"I bought all Perturbator albums on BandCamp. They’re fucking phenomenal, and the album art ..."

- Mr. Goodwrench see all 10 comments

Code Name: STEAM Review: Full Steam Ahead

By Daniel Perez, Mar 11, 2015 10:00am PDT

Code Name: STEAM comes from the team behind the Advance Wars and Fire Emblem series that offers both a unique story and gameplay mechanics to keep you playing for quite some time. Our review.


"Waiting for the enemy AI to make their move can be a pain. There should be a fast-forward ..."

- Daniel_Perez see all 18 comments

Sid Meier's Starships Review: Fire All Guns

By Steven Wong, Mar 11, 2015 9:50am PDT

Sid Meier's Starships lets you manage over a fleet of space ships for intense tactical combat missions. But is a game that's all about ship combat worth checking out? Read the review to find out.


"It probably will work well with touch screen controls on the windows platform."

- baron calamity see all 13 comments

Powers Review: Breaking Normal

By Steven Wong, Mar 10, 2015 11:00am PDT

Powers, a new original television series based on the comic book of the same name, premieres today on the PlayStation Network. How well does this mature superpowered drama fly?


"i saw 2 episodes. It has some good potential, but the special effects sometimes take me out of ..."

- rtricoche see all 4 comments

Ori and the Blind Forest review: a sight to behold

By Ozzie Mejia, Mar 09, 2015 8:01pm PDT

Ori and the Blind Forest is a captivating platformer with a visual splendor that's only matched by its excellent execution of the Metroidvania formula. Our review.


"Definitely interested in this game. Saw it at PAX and it was gorgeous, but I actually didn't ..."

- Begawkiness see all 8 comments

Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars Review: Mini Puzzle Quest

By Daniel Perez, Mar 06, 2015 2:35pm PST

Nintendo has released an all-new Mario vs. Donkey Kong title for both the 3DS and Wii U that not only offers more of the same, addictive puzzle gameplay, but new features that will improve its replayability a great deal.


"This is fun. Thought I would hate it. Goes well with Kirby Rainbow curse. "

- kenclopz see all 2 comments

Helldivers Review: To Hell and Back

By Daniel Perez, Mar 03, 2015 12:01am PST

Arrowhead's Helldivers offers a uniqe co-op experience both in your living room and around the world. Find out what makes this game worth saving the galaxy for in our review.


"Quote from metacritic has a slight grammatical error. "It's" instead of "its"."

- jayacheess see all 22 comments

Oblitus Review: An Unending Cycle

By Steven Wong, Feb 27, 2015 2:30pm PST

Oblitus is a challenging 2D platformer where you have a shield, a spear, and one life. Dying means restarting the game from beginning and doing everything all over. Is it possible to break the cycle? Our review.


"Aw. The map itself not being procedural is disappointing. That's the ONLY problem I had with ..."

- AxeMan808 see all 4 comments

The Order 1886 Review: Uncharted Territory

By Daniel Perez, Feb 19, 2015 5:01am PST

Ready at Dawn's first foray into developing a completely new property has paid off as The Order: 1886 is among one of our favorite games to be released this year.


"From the videos i've seen it has an over use of motion blur that happens even in slow movements, ..."

- Longgshot see all 119 comments

Kirby and the Rainbow Curse review: Clay-More

By Steve Watts, Feb 18, 2015 10:00am PST

Kirby and the Rainbow Curse brings back the sharp and intuitive gameplay of Canvas Curse, but how does it translate to a console? Our review.


"I heard that you can use the wand controller and ditch the touch pad is this true? If I can some ..."

- valcan_s see all 3 comments

Grow Home Review: Don't Look Down

By Steven Wong, Feb 18, 2015 9:30am PST

Grow Home lets you reach great heights and explore an exotic, minimalist, alien world by climbing a giant plant. But how exciting can a climbing game be? Our review.


"Exactly ^^^^ I have a feeling they may just do this, and keep on adding to the game which is a ..."

- valcan_s see all 5 comments

The Escapists Review: The Best Laid Plans Gone Awry

By Steven Wong, Feb 16, 2015 1:00pm PST

The Escapists is an 8-bit retro style game with one straightforward goal: bust out of prison. However, getting out means planning, figuring things out, and enduring numerous setbacks. Do we have what it takes for a prison break? Our review.


Second opinion: Dustforce cleans up on consoles

By Robert Workman, Feb 15, 2015 10:15am PST

More than two years ago, we reviewed Hitbox Team's Dustforce for PC, addressing its creative level design and challenging controls. Now, it's jumping onto consoles with a PS3 and Vita release already out, and an Xbox 360 version on its way.


Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Review: Handheld Dragon Slayer

By Daniel Perez, Feb 12, 2015 1:30pm PST

Capcom has brought another Monster Hunter game to the West, but this time, it's being released with the New 3DS XL in mind. Prepare to slay a lot of monsters that will challenge your hunter every chance they get.


"I understand your frustration as that's what I thought at first. Think of Monster Hunter more ..."

- Daniel_Perez see all 30 comments

Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds Review: Go on the Attack

By Steven Wong, Feb 11, 2015 10:00am PST

In Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds, you select from a group of different Japanese anime characters and proceed to fight your way across dimensions. The game features a retro 16-bit arcade style and fast-paced gameplay, but is that enough to win us over? Our review.