Game Reviews

age 14+
 
Horror adventure with strong heroine but lackluster puzzles.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows
(2015)
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age 18+
 
Scary, bloody zombie action game shambles into repetition.
Platforms: Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2015)
age 15+
 
Expansion has familiar sci-fi battles, new maps, missions.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2015)
age 18+
 
Bloody prequel delivers lengthy but familiar solo mission.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2015)
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age 10+
 
Fun, wildly inventive take on arcade machines.
Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita
(2015)
age 10+
 
Fun recreations of classic pinball games.
Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows, Xbox One, iPhone, iPod
(2015)
age 14+
 
An impressive upgrade to the notoriously tough action RPG.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2015)
age 10+
 
Lego's ninja franchise spun into clever hand-held adventure.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation Vita
(2015)
age 13+
 
Time-travelling fighter stuck in place by inconsistent play.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2015)
age 18+
 
Gory episodic horror adventure for adults mixes old and new.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2015)
age 14+
 
Disappointing horror game is bloody, unscary, and confusing.
Platforms: Mac, Windows, Xbox 360
(2015)
age 13+
 
Stellar adventure game revisits the Land of the Dead.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows
(2015)
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age 18+
 
Classic survival horror game is well-made, gory, tad corny.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2015)
age 18+
 
Violent, bloody zombie adventure feels stale and linear.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360
(2014)
age 18+
 
Epic fantasy RPG has sex, language, and bloody battles.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
age 13+
 
Lighthearted, positive-friendship RPG is combat-heavy.
Platforms: PlayStation Vita
(2014)
age 18+
 
Bloody dungeon crawler pits abused boy against crazed mom.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Windows
(2014)
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age 18+
 
Extremely gory and scary adventure challenges mature gamers.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2014)
age 8+
 
Pac-Man and his friends bite into a mediocre platformer.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
(2014)
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age 8+
 
Fun Halloween sequel retreads mildly violent costumed play.
Platforms: Mac, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360
(2014)

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