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Dead Space 3 review: Gut-splattering action instead of gut-wrenching horror

The Dead Space series has been, perhaps, the last resort for survival horror fans looking for a good mix of intense and creepy atmosphere balanced with just the right amount of action and a good story (not to mention the horrible monsters and gore). But as with many survival horror classics before it, Dead Space 3 takes the franchise...

The Cave review: Unearthing dark secrets isn’t always interesting

We all have a dark place in our hearts; that is if you believe the talking cave that serves as the setting, narrator and sort of antagonist in Double Fine’s The Cave. Yes, there’s a talking cave (and that’s not even the weirdest thing you’ll see), what else did you expect from Tim Schafer and Ron Gilbert - the...

Halo 4 review: Multiplayer evolved, the rest not so much

Master Chief is back, and after 5 years (4 years in-game) of being stuck in space he is more than ready to jump back into the FPS arena. Joining him is his faithful A.I. partner Cortana and tons of Halo fans that have been waiting to don the green Spartan armor, grab their UNSC standard assault rifle and kick...

Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two review: Bringing some color into your life

Everyone who grew up watching Disney’s cartoons has a warm place in their heart for Mickey Mouse and his buddies, and their unique visual style. Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two succeeds in reviving that love of cartoons with the help of a wacky sense of humor and a classic sense of adventure - it’s a game for...

Hitman Absolution review: The original assassin is back on top

The original assassin is back in Hitman: Absolution, bringing along his familiar tools-of-the-trade: open-ended missions, trial-and-error gameplay and inventive killing methods. The combination of stealth and action is, as always, a bitter-sweet mixture of triumph and frustration that makes the series what it is (that and murdering people). Absolution does sacrifice some of its trademark elements in favor of...

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 review: A better future

Another year, another Call of Duty game. It is 2012 so that means it’s Treyarch’s time to take the wheel of one of the most successful franchises in recent history, and provide us with a single-player and multiplayer experience filled with action, adrenaline, bullets and zombies. Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 delivers just that, with one of the...

Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation review: Good ideas, poor follow-through

Assassin's Creed III: Liberation is one of those games that have plenty of good ideas and really try to do something new, but ultimately don't take the necessary risks to achieve any sort of real innovation. It has one of the more interesting characters in the series - Aveline de Grandpre, the daughter of a rich Frenchman and a...

Need for Speed: Most Wanted review: Doesn’t quite make it to the top of the list, but it’s getting there

Before we start – isn’t there already a Need for Speed game titled Most Wanted? The game that in 2005 ushered in a fast and furious genre that shaped every racing game in the last decade? Good, so it’s true these two games share a title, but this time around it’s a new developer behind the wheel: Criterion Game...

Assassin’s Creed III review: Not the perfect union we were expecting

The Assassin’s Creed franchise has been with us for about five years now, and although it isn’t going anywhere soon (probably), the newest entry in the series, Assassin’s Creed 3, marks the end of the journey for modern-day protagonist Desmond Miles. With a new setting, a new hero in the Animus and a new world (literally), Assassin’s Creed 3...

XCOM: Enemy Unknown review: Will challenge every grey cell in your head

You are now reading about a masterpiece of turn-based strategy games in recent history – the latest game in the XCOM series, a series that started all the back in 1994. The year 2001 saw the release of Enforcer, the last game in the XCOM canon, and since then the XCOM project gathered dusted in video game hall of...

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