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Review: Uncharted 3

The Drake equation
What the hell happened? When Uncharted 2: Among Thieves came out just two short years ago, it hit like a bolt from heaven.
By: MITCH KRPATA  |  November 15, 2011


Review: Arkham City

An epic new Batman adventure
What must it feel like to be Batman?
By: MITCH KRPATA  |  November 07, 2011


Review: Shadows of the Damned

A new cult classic
Over the next couple of months, you'll be bombarded with ads for big-budget games.
By: MITCH KRPATA  |  September 27, 2011


Shooting, looting, and doing the Humpty Dance: 10 games you’ll be addicted to this fall

The gaming industry brings out the big guns
Although top-shelf games are a year-round occurrence, publishers still wait until the fall to bring out their big guns — literally, in most cases.
By: MITCH KRPATA  |  September 14, 2011

Review: Deus Ex: Human Revolution

Choose your own adventure
Brian Eno is supposed to have said of the Velvet Underground that only a thousand people bought their records, but every one of them started a band. Something similar could be said about Deus Ex .
By: MITCH KRPATA  |  August 31, 2011


Review: Bastion

A Bastion of creativity for Xbox Live Arcade
At the start of Bastion , the Narrator feels like a contrivance.
By: MITCH KRPATA  |  August 09, 2011


Review: Child of Eden

Sensory overload
Although the list of video game auteurs is short, few would deny Tetsuya Mizuguchi a spot.
By: MITCH KRPATA  |  July 26, 2011


Review: Duke Nukem Forever

Unfrozen caveman video game
The wait is over: Duke Nukem Forever is finally here!
By: MITCH KRPATA  |  June 29, 2011


Review: InFamous 2

Power out
InFamous 2 is the worst game I couldn't stop playing since — well, since inFamous 1 .
By: MITCH KRPATA  |  June 22, 2011


Review: Outland

Inspiration meets execution
Rare is the game whose controls are so finely calibrated that the gamepad seems to vanish from your hands. Outland , a downloadable sidescroller for Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network, is such a game.
By: MITCH KRPATA  |  June 07, 2011


Review: L.A. Noire

Cold case
When a game comes saddled with as much hype as L.A. Noire , one is tempted to judge it by an unattainable standard.
By: MITCH KRPATA  |  May 26, 2011


Review: MotorStorm: Apocalypse

Racing to the end
If the billboards are to be believed, Judgment Day is coming on May 21 — and for a while it looked like Christ might return before the PlayStation Network.
By: MITCH KRPATA  |  May 17, 2011


Review: Portal 2

Spatial tension
At its core, Portal 2 is a simple concept. Using a handheld device, you can shoot an orange and a blue portal that will instantly link any two points in space.
By: MITCH KRPATA  |  April 27, 2011


Review: Yakuza 4

Gangster’s paradise
At one point in Yakuza 4 , a grizzled old gangster gives some advice to an upstart.
By: MITCH KRPATA  |  April 13, 2011


Review: Killzone 3

What if you don't play Killzone 3 in 3D?
It's come to this. As if mandatory system updates and routine software patches weren't enough, console games now support so much peripheral hardware that folks with different set-ups might as well not be playing the same game.
By: MITCH KRPATA  |  March 17, 2011

Bulletstorm video game

Review: Bulletstorm

Below the belt
Bulletstorm represents games at their best: it gives players a complex system of rules to master, doles out rewards and punishments that encourage creative thinking and rigorous analysis, and demands precise execution to translate ideas into actions.
By: MITCH KRPATA  |  March 10, 2011


Review: Bionic Commando Rearmed 2

Lending a helping hand
You can jump in Bionic Commando Rearmed 2 . Don't say I didn't warn you. If you're an orthodox fan of Bionic Commando , this news may distress you.  
By: MITCH KRPATA  |  February 18, 2011

scene from LittleBigPlanet 2 video game

Review: LittleBigPlanet 2

Cool level, bro!
As in the old saw about Communism, LittleBigPlanet 2 works, in theory. Other games may have level editors. This one has world editors. Players have an incredible array of tools with which to create anything they can imagine — not just sidescrolling platformers, like the professionally made levels that come on the disc, but almost any game type.
By: MITCH KRPATA  |  August 08, 2011


Ten video games for early 2011

The games of winter play it safe
Is any business more risk-averse than the video-game industry?
By: MITCH KRPATA  |  December 29, 2010


The Top 10 Video Games of 2010

Heavy reign
The most frustrating thing about being a gamer is trying to keep up with the hype train.
By: MITCH KRPATA  |  December 22, 2010


Review: Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit

Lapping the field
Predator versus prey — that's what Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit is all about.
By: MITCH KRPATA  |  December 14, 2010

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