The Sims 3 Review

If there was any confusion about what you’re getting with the Sims 3 on Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3, let me clear it up for you: it’s the Sims 3, the extremely popular PC life simulator, but on consoles. Obviously the game has been reworked to function with controllers instead ...

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Rock of the Dead Review

On the surface, Rock of the Dead sounds like a great use of all those plastic guitars cluttering your living room. Meteors crash to Earth and give off radiation that reanimates the dead and causes horrible monsters to spawn from the dirt. You need to stop them by wandering the ...

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Little League World Series 2010 Review

There’s no doubt that sports games have lost the simplicity that made them so accessible back in the days of the Genesis and Super Nintendo, when player models were nothing more than 2D sprites on the screen. In those days the expectation for a realistic depiction of the sport was ...

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Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light Review

It doesn’t have the words “tomb” or “raider” in the title, but Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light is the best Tomb Raider game in a long time. This is a very different adventure for Lara. She’s still spelunking for treasure, but Guardian of Light finds her playing cooperatively ...

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Xbox 360 Slim (black, 250GB) Review

Microsoft kick-started the “next-generation” of gaming on November 22, 2005, when the company released the Xbox 360, beating both Nintendo and Sony to market. Since then, the console has sold roughly 40 million units worldwide and has brought some innovative ideas to the gaming industry in the form of Xbox ...

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Clash of the Titans: The Videogame Review

Surprise, surprise, Clash of the Titans is an awful movie-turned-videogame. While some games like this year’s surprising Toy Story 3 buck this trend, this generic and uninspired game proves that crappy license titles are, sadly, a fact of life. Apparently this is the will of the gods. This boss fight ...

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DeathSpank Review

Every RPG has a hero. He or she can be brave, moody and ridiculously good looking, but for the most part, the hero is always willing to do the bidding of others. DeathSpank is a satirical action RPG from the creator of Monkey Island that packs epic loot drops and ...

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Beat Hazard Review

The concept of Beat Hazard is very simple. You play as a little ship that floats around the screen spewing forth several different types of bright, flashy laser blasts as fleets of ships of varying sizes try to bring you down. Oh, and the real kicker is that both pieces ...

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Deadliest Warrior: The Game Review

There’s certainly something to be said for a game that doesn’t take itself too seriously. Deadliest Warrior is a traditional fighting game at first glance, but once you delve deeper into the download it becomes clear that this is something a bit different. You can lop off limbs, achieve instant ...

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Alpha Protocol Review

Obsidian’s made a name for itself over the years for taking on the daunting task of producing sequels to complex, high profile role-playing games. First it was Knights of the Old Republic II, then Neverwinter Nights 2, and soon we’ll see what the studio is able to do with Fallout: ...

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Pure Futbol Review

When I saw the words “Authentic Soccer” adorning the cover of Pure Futbol, I assumed I was in for a gameplay experience that was at least somewhat grounded in reality. While players do have to adhere to the laws of gravity in Ubisoft’s second outing to the soccer pitch (after ...

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Tony Hawk's Downhill Jam

It wasn’t that long ago that the Tony Hawk videogames were on top of the world, and in the eyes of skaters and gamers alike, it was one of the best series’ around. Sure, many felt that Pro Skater 2 – or possibly 3 – was the pinnacle of the ...

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Borderlands: Double Game Xbox 360 Review

The Borderlands: Double Game Add-On Pack takes the two initial pieces of downloadable content for Borderlands and puts them on one physical disc. That means both Mad Moxxi’s Underdome Riot and The Zombie Island of Dr. Ned, but not the latest download the Secret Armory of General Knoxx. The price ...

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Dead to Rights: Retribution Xbox 360 Review

Dead to Rights: Retribution is a run of the mill, third-person shooter. All of the mechanics work, but they’re not great: your canine companion doesn’t look like he belongs in the game (and his feet are often not touching the ground), levels tend to go on and on, etc. Still, ...

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2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Xbox 360 Review

With every World Cup comes another EA Sports-made soccer title. For South African World Cup that means the release of 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa, a game that, despite its unattractive name, does a good job of presenting some of the same great soccer action seen in FIFA 10 ...

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Nier AU Xbox 360 Review

If you could accuse Final Fantasy XIII of being a tad anorexic in the gameplay department at times (or, most of the time even), Square Enix-published action-RPG Nier is almost a counterpoint; a game dense with ideas – many of these conflicting and often eccentric – while lacking in presentational ...

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Black College Football: The Experience Xbox 360 Review

As a kid, I remember going to and watching the Bayou Classic in the Superdome every year between Grambling and Southern. While I enjoyed watching the hard fought games between the two teams, I was struck by the additional pageantry that surrounded the matchup, like the Battle of the Bands, ...

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Super Street Fighter IV Xbox 360 Review

If someone were to walk up to me and ask what fighting game they should buy, my answer would be Super Street Fighter IV. In standard Capcom fashion, the company has updated a celebrated fighter, in this case Street Fighter IV, and added a whole pile of features and playable ...

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Left 4 Dead 2: The Passing Xbox 360 Review

The campaign structure of the Left 4 Dead series is tailor made for easily digestible chunks of content. With the latest downloadable content offering, The Passing, Valve has wisely eschewed the story-light trappings of other downloadable releases, instead creating something easy to pick up and play, but with all of ...

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