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Sith happens

No new lease on life for Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
Many people regard anything produced in the past 15 years or so bearing the Star Wars brand as total garbage, and rightly so.
By: RYAN STEWART  |  September 23, 2008


Troop surge

Mercenaries 2 does it the old-fashioned way
It’s tempting to write off Mercenaries 2: World in Flames , if only because of the noisy ads — they’re scored by an annoying white-boy rap song.
By: AARON SOLOMON  |  September 16, 2008


Back to business

Fall video games offer sequels and few surprises
For the first time, the arrival of the blockbuster video-game season seems bittersweet.
By: MITCH KRPATA  |  September 11, 2008


Nobody's perfect

To err is Too Human
Fair or not, it’s hard to discuss Too Human without bringing in the circumstances of its creation.
By: MITCH KRPATA  |  September 02, 2008


Tempus fugit

Braid goes in search of lost time
What if you could do things over again?
By: MITCH KRPATA  |  August 26, 2008


Championship Calibur

The soul still burns for a select few
Ten years ago, you couldn’t take a step through the electronics department without knocking over a stack of crappy fighting games.
By: MITCH KRPATA  |  August 19, 2008


Follow the leader

Geometry Wars 2 shoots and scores
What makes a man lust for the high score?
By: MITCH KRPATA  |  August 12, 2008


Fantastic voyage

A classic RPG gets made over
This is a nostalgia trip worth taking.
By: RYAN STEWART  |  August 04, 2008


Dream on

Aerosmith can’t make Guitar Hero sing again
It is somehow fitting that the Guitar Hero series should follow the trajectory of the countless rock bands who achieve too much success too soon.
By: MITCH KRPATA  |  July 28, 2008


Civil service

Sid Meier brings Revolution to the people
The upshot of all this building and scheming is that you can turn Paris into an Aztec city and settle Fyodor Dostoevsky in Tenochtitlan.
By: RYAN STEWART  |  July 21, 2008


Back to the future

A new generation of Space Invaders
Of all the things to love about games, the best is when one comes out of nowhere to knock you upside the head.
By: MITCH KRPATA  |  July 15, 2008


Tour bust

The wheels come off for Guitar Hero
It’s more pleasant than being eaten by a T. Rex.
By: MITCH KRPATA  |  July 08, 2008


War of words

The final Metal Gear Solid doesn’t go down quietly
“War has changed,” Solid Snake tells us, both at the beginning and at the end of Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots . He would know.
By: MITCH KRPATA  |  July 01, 2008


Block party

Indiana Jones goes Lego
Somehow I missed out on the whole Lego video-game universe.
By: AARON SOLOMON  |  June 24, 2008


Blood sport

Ninja Gaiden II scores a flesh wound
To judge by the way they’re portrayed in video games, ninjas are suffering from an identity crisis.
By: MITCH KRPATA  |  June 17, 2008


Bourne to lose

Action, but no thrills, in this Conspiracy
The Bourne Conspiracy is a video game not directly based on the Bourne films starring Matt Damon — a fact its makers have taken great pains to obscure.
By: MITCH KRPATA  |  June 10, 2008

Inherit the wind

The Wii’s first original, downloadable content
One of the most exciting aspects of this console generation has been each platform’s approach to downloadable content.
By: MITCH KRPATA  |  June 03, 2008


Fitter, happier?

Nintendo offers its new workout plan
Nintendo’s newest runaway sensation is, of all things, an exercise game.
By: MADDY MYERS  |  May 27, 2008



The World Ends  with a bang, not a whimper
New gameplay quirks erupt from  The World Ends with You  like popcorn from an industrial-strength popper.
By: MITCH KRPATA  |  May 19, 2008


Citizen Kane? Or ‘Citizen You’?

Grand Theft Auto IV  puts the player behind the wheel
Anyone who wants to know what makes a video game a video game — what makes it different from movies, television, books — can find the answer in Grand Theft Auto IV .
By: MITCH KRPATA  |  May 15, 2008


Shell on wheels

The Nintendo Wii’s kart attack
Unless Nintendo is planning to drop a surprise Kid Icarus remake on us, Mario Kart Wii will be one of its last franchises to make the leap to the next generation.
By: MITCH KRPATA  |  May 07, 2008

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