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Get on your snow (re)boots: Video game makeovers in 2013


With the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 now in their seventh and eighth years of existence, they've been around far longer than previous console generations.
By: MITCH KRPATA  |  December 21, 2012

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Thinking man's action: Top games of 2012


At some point, it stopped being a trend and became the reality: the most interesting, thought-provoking games aren't mega-budget retail releases, but smaller downloadable titles.
By: MITCH KRPATA  |  December 19, 2012

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Beyond shooters

10 video games that will invade your brain this fall
In an era of scripted set pieces and action sequences that are no more than glorified shooting galleries, Dishonored aims to give players the tools to author their own experiences.
By: MITCH KRPATA  |  September 18, 2012

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Review: Darksiders II

A tour of gaming tropes
"Gentlemen, I'm not going to mince words. THQ is in trouble. We're bleeding cash, and we need a hit game to save our ass. I want you to tell me what you're going to do to make Darksiders II that game."
By: MITCH KRPATA  |  September 04, 2012

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Review: Orcs Must Die! 2

Monster Mash
We're all happy to see more games that deal honestly and maturely with questions of life and death, and that question the player's role in perpetuating the cycle of violence.
By: MITCH KRPATA  |  August 21, 2012

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Review: Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD

Senior circuit
Making new Tony Hawk games obviously wasn't working. Why not make the old ones instead?
By: MITCH KRPATA  |  August 07, 2012



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Review: Spec Ops: The Line

Friendly fire
Heavily inspired by Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness, and even more so by Francis Ford Coppola's Apocalypse Now , The Line follows a three-man squad of Delta operatives into a ravaged Dubai.
By: MITCH KRPATA  |  July 18, 2012

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Review: Quantum Conundrum

Space and time
Of all the brainteasers on offer in Quantum Conundrum , a new downloadable puzzle game, the toughest one to crack is how to discuss it without comparisons to Portal .
By: MITCH KRPATA  |  July 06, 2012

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Review: Max Payne 3

Max Payne's bloody Brazilian getaway
Max Payne 3 makes video-game violence mean something again.
By: MITCH KRPATA  |  June 15, 2012

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Review: The Walking Dead: Episode 1

Dead reckoning
Halfway between a traditional point-and-click adventure game and a Heavy Rain -style interactive fiction, the central aim of The Walking Dead is to put players in impossible situations with no good outcome.
By: MITCH KRPATA  |  June 08, 2012

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Review: Trials Evolution

On the right track
Trials Evolution is a game about launching dirt bikes off sweet jumps, gunning for record-breaking times, and occasionally doing backflips. It's like a modern-day Excitebike .
By: MITCH KRPATA  |  May 15, 2012



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Review: Containment: The Zombie Puzzler

Zombies on the block
Few writers cover games with more depth and insight than Brad Gallaway, the senior editor for GameCritics.com. He plays everything, and he's not afraid to go against popular opinion.
By: MITCH KRPATA  |  April 17, 2012

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Review: Journey

Road to nowhere
I have a hard-and-fast rule not to read other people's reviews of games I'll be covering myself.
By: MITCH KRPATA  |  April 05, 2012

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Review: Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning

Curt Schilling's winning pitch to gamers
Are you ready for this? Curt Schilling's video game is good. Really good.
By: MITCH KRPATA  |  March 02, 2012

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Review: The Darkness II

The heart of the matter
Have you ever felt a rage so powerful and consuming that it seemed to be operating under its own control? That's the Darkness.
By: MITCH KRPATA  |  February 15, 2012

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Review: Fallout: New Vegas Ultimate Edition

Fallout: New Vegas hits the jackpot
You have to wonder why anybody bothers buying new games these days.
By: MITCH KRPATA  |  February 01, 2012



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Review: Infinity Blade II

Touch the future
Nothing is better than playing a game that takes full advantage of its hardware.
By: MITCH KRPATA  |  January 05, 2012

Winter Games: Preview

The games of winter

Sci-fi, fantasy, and Sony's new handheld
Despite a quiet January, this winter gives gamers much to look forward to: long-awaited sequels, promising original franchises, and even a new handheld system.
By: MITCH KRPATA  |  December 27, 2011

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Video games of 2011: Yakuza 4 is the tops

The gang's all here
There was plenty to cheer for in the 2011 crop of games.
By: MITCH KRPATA  |  December 20, 2011

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Review: The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

Sword losers
It is fitting that the life cycle of the Nintendo Wii should be bookended by underwhelming Zelda games.
By: MITCH KRPATA  |  December 07, 2011
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