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9.5

Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies

07-15-2010

The Dragon Quest series is gaming's greatest immovable object. While many franchises can be accused of repetition, no series has ever remained so close to the tree it fell from as this legendary collection of role-playing gam...


 
10

Limbo

07-19-2010

If you own a device, chances are you can play Limbo on it. Blenders? Yep, I think those are equipped for Limbo. Those high-tech war machines where two guys have to turn a key at the same time to launch a nuke? Fact:...


 
7.5

Toribash

07-20-2010

Do you know Toribash? It has existed as a free-to-play game for a while now on Mac and PC, and it even came to WiiWare several years ago. The turn-based, muscle micromanagement fighter starring Vectorman's cousins may now ga...


 
8

BlazBlue: Continuum Shift

07-30-2010

It has been the year of fighting games. Dragon punches, quarter turns, blocks, double jumps, ultras, aerials, health bars, tag teaming, crossovers, and a whole lot more means it's practically 1997 all over again. Know what el...


 
9.5

StarCraft II

08-02-2010

Blizzard is giving custom-game creators access to thousands of Warcraft III assets for use in the StarCraft II Arcade, including character and structure models, music, sound effects, and user interfaces for each race. What wi...


 
9.5

Madden NFL 11

08-09-2010

In a gaming landscape that has grown increasingly splintered, EA Sports’ Madden NFL franchise remains one of the select few names that not only attracts a massive annual audience, but can rightly be called a mainstream ...


 
6

BlayzBloo: Super Melee Brawlers Battle Royale

08-09-2010

Despite being only two games deep, the BlazBlue series has a rabid fanbase, and with every rabid fanbase comes spin-offs. That's not necessarily a bad thing. If a top-notch series can branch out into new genres, while retaini...


 
7.5

Viral Survival

08-11-2010

Viral Survival was released on WiiWare back in May. If you take a look at your wall calendar, you'll notice that it is currently the month of August. That is, of course, if you've remembered to keep track of the days. Otherwi...


 
6

G.G Series Ninja Karakuri Den

08-26-2010

Japan can be a real ball hog sometimes. A bazillion awesome-looking games come out each year, yet only a handful get localized. Don't even get me started on the surplus of legacy software that appears on their download servic...


 
8

Lilt Line

08-27-2010

Faceless games like Lilt Line have a tough time getting attention. Like I said to Ashley Davis when we played the game together at PAX 2010, without a main character to identify with, these purely abstract titles have a tough...


 
9.5

Valkyria Chronicles II

08-31-2010

During yesterday's show we were pleasantly surprised when David "Papa" Bruno from Sega showed up with great prizes for the community. He also dropped off a title we have been waiting to get our hands on, Valkyria Chronicles. Today we will be flying into this game for the first time. Join us at 4-8PM PST on Justin.Tv/Destructoid.


 
10

Halo: Reach

09-11-2010

Listen, Halo. It's not you, it's me. I love you, I really do. You'll always be my favorite first-person shooter franchise. Lately though, I found someone else. Her name is Call of Duty: Black Ops and she's wild, man. Just wi...


 
8.5

And Yet It Moves

09-12-2010

If you haven't already heard, the third Humble Indie Bundle is here. Starting now, if you purchase the bundle, you will get a pass to play Minecraft for free until August 14th. Pretty cool stuff. For the three people that sti...


 
9.5

Mass Effect 2: Lair of the Shadow Broker

09-14-2010

Better late than never! The latest piece of DLC for Mass Effect 2, Lair of the Shadow Broker, was released last week. As it is priced at 800 points, more expensive than any of the DLC to date, the obvious question is: is it g...


 
9.5

Civilization V

09-17-2010

Though the game has been out since 2010, Civilization V is still selling strong through the years. If you're a turn-based strategy fan and you somehow, magically, inexplicably don't have it in your library, consider the ...


 
10

Plants vs. Zombies

09-17-2010

Independent music enthusiasts (and especially those who follow game music) are pretty familiar with Bandcamp as a platform to get affordable music while giving the creators a greater cut than through traditional means. Perhap...


 
2

Tales of Elastic Boy - Mission 1

09-21-2010

When I first saw the trailer for Tales of Elastic Boy, my mind jumped to LocoRoco. With his rounded body and rabbit-ear antennae, the main character was a dead ringer for a bubbly, bouncy LocoRoco. With a fascination for one ...


 
7

Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock

09-28-2010

Regular Nick: "Hey, The Dillinger Escape Plan made it into Guitar Hero! That's awesome. And, nice... you can play through Rush's 2112, and it's narrated by bassist and vocalist Geddy Lee himself. Man, this is going to rock." Warrior Nick: "Sweet holy hell, why did I just turn into a f**ing rock n' roll chupacabra?"


 
9

Amnesia: The Dark Descent

09-30-2010

Excuse the weird phrasing there, but as Frictional Games writes in its latest report on Amnesia: The Dark Descent, the number of units sold for a digitally distributed game is "actually really hard to pin down." Excluding the...


 
9.5

NHL 11

09-30-2010

Hockey is definitely not North America’s most popular sport, but even non-fans can recognize that the past two entries in EA Sports’ NHL franchise stand among the all-time great sports videogames. But with its sim...


 
5.5

Blade Kitten

10-04-2010

Back in 2010, Atari published Blade Kitten, a middling sidescrolling action-platformer about a bounty hunter who is both a human and a cat. In the years since, developer Krome Studios (Ty the Tasmanian Tiger) acquired the rig...


 
9.5

Shantae: Risky's Revenge

10-09-2010

Although Shantae: Risky's Revenge started off as a DSiWare game, it eventually was available to play on the 3DS, and was ported to iOS. Now it's heading to the PC with a few new extras. The first most obvious addition is the...


 
9.5

Kirby's Epic Yarn

10-17-2010

When Kirby's Epic Yarn was announced, many people thought Nintendo was stringing us along, that the game would be poorly stitched together or otherwise patchy. A 2D platformer with a cute gimmick runs the risk of being threadbare, but it would appear that developer Good Feel has it all sewn up. You might worry that the bad yarn puns are a bit woolly, but I refuse to change my material.


 
9.5

Super Meat Boy

10-17-2010

Look, I hate these posts as much as the next guy, alright? Kids. Yuck. Some people devote their lives to raising these little piles of germs with suspect motor skills. Even my dumb parents were foolish enough to fall into th...


 
9

Fallout: New Vegas

10-18-2010

Could a new Fallout game or property be in the works? Recently, ZeniMax Media, parent company of Bethesda Softworks, quietly filed three separate trademarks for "Nuka Cola." Delicious and informative, yes? Nuka Cola is a favo...