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10

BioShock

08-17-2007

It's a novel concept to take some of the most revered console and PC games from less than a decade ago and put them on phones. Seriously, how have we come this far this fast?! The devices that sit in our pockets and are prima...


 
4.5

Stranglehold

09-07-2007

So, here’s the thing: The majority of gamers are already decided on whether or not they’re going to purchase Stranglehold. If anything, the question of whether or not to buy seems like a no-brainer: if you’...


 
9.5

Virtua Fighter 5 Online

11-08-2007

When Virtua Fighter 5 hit the PlayStation 3 earlier this year, everyone loved it. On a system lacking in quality software, it was hailed as the second coming of Christ (albeit, Christ with a wicked left hook and lightning fas...


 
9.5

Rock Band

11-19-2007

Next week's Rock Band music update is a mix classic 80s songs with a side of Hoobastank. The DLC offers Cutting Crew's 1986 hit "(I Just) Died In Your Arms," Hoobastank's "Crawling in the Dark," and Whitesnake's "Still of the...


 
8.5

Geometry Wars: Galaxies

11-30-2007

In November of 2005, the Xbox 360 launched with a number of retail-based games. While the launch games were (arguably) solid, not all will be remembered as classics. But Bizarre Creation's Xbox Live Arcade title, Geometry War...


 
9.5

N+

02-27-2008

If you haven't played the original N, then that's great. Well, it's not great, since you've essentially missed one of the greatest flash games ever created, but it's great that you'll be able to go into N+, the game's update...


 
9.5

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

03-08-2008

How classy can one video game theme be? Just ask the Triforce Quartet, the dapper gentlemen captured performing the Super Smash Bros. Brawl theme here. It's sweet, sweet music to my ears, and I surmise it will be to you...


 
10

Sam & Max Episode 204: Chariots of the Dogs

03-13-2008

BUY THIS GAME. Or rather, buy the whole season. I've previously reviewed more Sam and Max episodes than I care to count, but this most recent one is by far the best, and the most undeniable proof that Telltale's Sam and Max ...


 
7.5

Dark Sector

03-26-2008

I’m not sure what Dark Sector’s lead Hayden Tenno thought he was getting into when he signed up for the “elite black-ops agent” program, but it’s hard to feel bad for this guy. Sent by his agency...


 
10

Ikaruga

04-14-2008

One of the most acclaimed shmups ever is making its debut on PC today. Yes, Ikaruga, Treasure's renowned polarity-shifting shooter, is out now via Steam for $9.99. Ikaruga initially released in Japanese arcades at the tu...


 
10

Persona 3: FES

04-30-2008

At long last, the Persona 3 animated film has a launch window! After being teased for the better part of a year, Atlus has announced Persona 3: The Movie #1: Spring of Birth is set to arrive in Japan...


 
9.5

Metal Gear Solid 4

06-16-2008

[Update: Andriasang has confirmed that the August patch will grant full install support.] It looks like the cat is out of the bag regarding the August Metal Gear Solid 4 trophy patch, but that's not all that's coming in terms...


 
9.7

Braid

08-11-2008

Braid is a game that has generated a lot of press before its Xbox Live Arcade release, be it for its unique mechanics, gorgeous watercolor graphics or controversial price point. The brainchild of independent game developer Jo...


 
9.5

Rock Band 2

09-15-2008

I picked up my first guitar when I was in elementary school, and I asked my father -- an amateur guitarist who strummed along along to David Bowie vinyl records for fun -- to teach me a basic chord. It wasn’t 15 minutes...


 
9

Mega Man 9

09-24-2008

Capcom has just announced a mini-sale for Street Fighter X Tekken content and Mega Man 9 and 10, as well as the release of those DmC costumes I mentioned a while back. The SFxT costumes have a full range in terms of pricing, ...


 
9.5

World of Goo

10-17-2008

Gone are the days when owning your favorite game music required spending exorbitant amounts of money on a Japanese import. I say good riddance (though I still cherish my old Final Fantasy Tactics soundtrack CD). These days, s...


 
9.5

Prince of Persia

12-02-2008

We’ve all died at some point. Hit by a brown sedan while crossing the street, shot in the face by a drug dealer with bad skin, fell into a lava pit, crushed by a rampaging wild horse, vital organs consumed by a skinless...


 
10

Persona 4

12-05-2008

Experience Points is a series in which I highlight some of the most memorable things about a particular game. These can include anything from a specific scene or moment, a character, a weapon or item, a level or location, a p...


 
9

Street Fighter IV

02-17-2009

Editor's note: In an internal staff email us old-timers were just laughing about the absurdity of this super fanboy article I wrote back in 2007 voicing my disgust with the redesigned Street Fighter. I've since grown accustom...


 
9.5

Killzone 2

03-03-2009

The Killzone franchise has earned itself a place as one of gaming's more turbulent properties. All sorts of self-perpetuating controversies seem to spring up in its wake, often providing a disservice to the games themselves. ...


 
7.5

Gradius Rebirth

03-16-2009

Just like with 2D fighting games, there are basically two types of shmup fans: those who love them primarily for the fun of developing the skills required to play them with any modicum of success, and those that are still att...


 
9.5

Droplitz

07-06-2009

On the cusp of a number of PC summer sales, Indie Royale has released another mostly-fantastic indie game compilation. Known as the The Mayhem Bundle, players will get five indie titles that sufficiently "bring the pain" thr...


 
9.5

Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition

07-18-2009

Let’s rewind to E3 2009. I’m inside LucasArts’ conference room. I’m a few minutes early for the Star Wars: The Old Republic presentation. They have food and drink in both corners of the entrance. I&rsq...


 
9

Splosion Man

07-20-2009

Twisted Pixel pushed its way onto the Xbox LIVE Arcade scene earlier this year with The Maw. An original title based on an original IP, we thought it was pretty damned impressive for the studio's first effort. Its sophomore e...


 
8

BlazBlue

07-21-2009

When I read the "word" BlazBlue, I immediately hear Bill Cosby in my head babbling a "Blazem Blazblue Blippity BLOP." Did Bill Cosby ever actually say anything like that, or is that something we just believe due to the antics...


 



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