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Burnout goes open-world
Risk versus reward — that’s what the Burnout series of racing games has always been about.
| February 11, 2008
No More Heroes plays by its own rules
Suda 51 takes everything he’s ever liked in a game and mashes it all together till it becomes wholly his own.
| February 04, 2008
Superpower of attorney
The jury’s out on Harvey Birdman
Why did they make this game, again?
| January 28, 2008
Oh no, Godzilla
They say he’s got to go
Let me tell you exactly how long I played Godzilla Unleashed : two hours. Two miserable, excruciating hours of my life that I will never get back.
| January 22, 2008
Ace in the hole
Fairway Solitaire is a stroke of genius
Fairway Solitaire ought to come with a warning label.
| January 14, 2008
The Umbrella Chronicles
You have to hand it to the folks at Capcom: they simply don’t know how to mail it in.
| January 07, 2008
Multiplayer mayhem in Unreal Tournament III
If you can accept that multiplayer shooters are essentially sports games, it goes a long way toward getting you into the appropriate mindset to enjoy them.
| December 31, 2007
No rest for the wicked awesome
Winter games are heating up
Gamers are usually lucky if they can get their hands on one premium title to last them through those long, cold nights. Not this year.
| December 21, 2007
Videogames: 2007 in review
We may look back upon 2007 as the year games started to grow up.
| December 17, 2007
Super Mario Galaxy blasts off
At its best, Super Mario Galaxy feels as liberating as the first three-dimensional Mario game, Super Mario 64 .
| December 10, 2007
The little things sink Mass Effect
On paper, it was the greatest game ever. And then it crash-landed.
| December 03, 2007
Ratchet and Clank explore new horizons
PlayStation 3 owners have had a rough go of it.
| November 27, 2007
The killing joke
Manhunt 2 ought to be committed
“Murder simulators.” That’s the term notorious anti-games crusader Jack Thompson coined to describe any game in which one character kills another.
| November 14, 2007
No salvation for Clive Barker’s Jericho
Clive Barker doesn’t do subtlety.
| October 30, 2007
The new black
This fall, Orange is in
If you wanted to nitpick, you could say that Half-Life 2: Episode Two is too brief.
| October 23, 2007
EA’s latest is no cheap Skate
Competition is a good thing.
| October 09, 2007
So long, Master Chief
Halo 3 calls it a day
Halo is the great unifier of the video-game world, bringing together people of all stripes, from hardcore geeks to competitive jocks.
| October 01, 2007
Shoot ’em up
Stranglehold is a soft-boiled shooter
There’s a great line in the 1992 John Woo movie Hard Boiled : “Give a guy a gun and he thinks he’s Superman. Give him two and he thinks he’s God!”
| September 26, 2007
Metroid has a new control scheme, but so what?
People have been trying to get into Samus Aran’s suit ever since they first discovered that the bad-ass, bounty-hunting hero of the Metroid series was a woman.
| September 19, 2007
Locked and loaded
The fall promises a double-barreled blast of gaming greatness
Okay, this is getting ridiculous. It’s already been a strong year for games, with four — four ! — game-of-the-year contenders before Labor Day.
| September 12, 2007
BioShock plumbs uncharted depths
It wasn’t impossible to build Rapture at the bottom of the ocean, Andrew Ryan would say of his creation. It was impossible to build it anywhere else.
| August 28, 2007
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