Crysis – 3 – Review

March 1, 2013

In Crysis 3, the bow fits the game especially well since the most interesting of the many ways you can approach a battle is to hide in the shadows.

Battlefield 3 – Review

November 4, 2011

Beautiful maps, tight controls, and a satisfying progression system. Outstanding audio, and a focus on vehicles sets the stage for many one-of-a-kind moments.

The Sims 3 – Pets – Review

October 21, 2011

Sims games have always been trying to create the most ridiculous, chaotic situation possible. Adding pets is a surefire way to elevate the insanity.

Crysis 2 – Review

May 24, 2011

Gunplay is responsive and satisfying, which is key when you’re competing online or battling through the bombastic firefights or engaging in the single player campaign.

Bulletstorm – Review

April 27, 2011

The more creative you are in mowing down the wild-eyed denizens of this alien planet, the more you are rewarded with upgrades and points for bragging rights.

Medal of Honor – Review

December 28, 2010

Medal of Honor doesn’t have the chops to equal its frequently-alluded-to competitor, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, but it’s satisfying in its own way.

Rock Band – 3 – Review

December 9, 2010

A no-stone-unturned evolution, from the improved user interface to the steady implementation of new features, to huge new additions like the keyboard.

Green Day – Rock Band – Review

July 15, 2010

Green Day may not have gotten quite the royal treatment that The Beatles did last year, but their Rock Band edition is still bursting with fan service.

Left 4 Dead 2 – Review

March 1, 2010

It’s the little touches in L4D2 that create an oppressively bleak atmosphere and push the game beyond the realm of just a hyperactive zombie shooting gallery.

Rock Band – Metal Track Pack – Review

February 1, 2010

20 new songs to play in strict order, and add them to your library. Far more exciting is downloading new songs as they’re released on the Xbox Live Marketplace.

Brutal Legend – Review

February 1, 2010

Heavy metal comes to life: A violent, vaguely Norse landscape where battles are waged with axes and swords and the great evils are demons and false metal.

Need for Speed – Shift – Review

December 1, 2009

Shift conveying the sheer violence of being behind the wheel. Its thrilling, white-knuckle cockpit view is king, but the outside-the-car view is more precise.

The Beatles – Rock Band – Review

November 1, 2009

A Beatles-tailored version of the tried-and-true Rock Band formula. I’s crafted with an affection and purity of vision that is impossible not to admire.

Skate 2 – Review

February 27, 2009

Guide your skater aimlessly about, taking in the sights and cruising neighborhoods for abandoned swimming pools to skate in.

Mirror’s Edge – Review

February 1, 2009

In a police state where free expression is not tolerated, as a runner, you’ll feel a satisfying sense of speed and tangible interaction with your environment.

Skate It – Review

January 1, 2009

Tricks, grinds, grabs; none require the overly-complicated button inputs of the Tony Hawk games. Fun, addictive gameplay and the soundtrack kills.

Facebreaker – Review

November 1, 2008

The cartoony design of the boxers and comic book presentation is distinctive and attractive, but the concepts for the characters are out of the WWE reject pile.

Mercenaries 2 – Review

October 1, 2008

The sheer amount of extra content, from weapons challenges to side missions, in addition to the lengthy core story means that you’ll never be bored.

Burnout – Revenge – Review

April 28, 2006

My list of complaints with Burnout: Revenge is fairly lengthy since this is marketed as a complete sequel. Revenge feels more like an expansion than a new game.

WCW Backstage Assault – Review

April 1, 2001

Have you ever had that primal urge to pick up whatever’s lying around and beat someone with it? WCW Backstage Assault may be for you.

Shogun – Total War – Review

September 1, 2000

Best described as a highly-centralized, very complex variation on Risk, Shogun has the look and feel of an exceptionally complicated and challenging board game.