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BATTLEFIELD 4 REVIEW

BATTLEFIELD 4 REVIEW

The Battlefield series has built its reputation on memorable moments. Some epic, some intimate, some barely believable–YouTube is filled with clips of people far better at Battlefield than you, doing amazing things (to people like you). Battlefield 4 wants you–yes, you–to experience even more thrilling, more epic moments than ever before with a beefed up

DEAD RISING 3 REVIEW

DEAD RISING 3 REVIEW

Some recent zombie games have successfully told stories with emotional weight. The Walking Dead and The Last of Us come immediately to mind. But as I crafted my electrified garden rake for tearing apart shambling corpses, I knew Dead Rising 3 wouldn’t ever bring a tear to my eye, even in its regrettable moments of

LOCOCYCLE REVIEW

LOCOCYCLE REVIEW

Playing Lococycle feels much like you’ve crashed into an alternate universe where Quentin Tarantino and a cheap porn director got together to shoot a budget movie. A disastrously beautiful amalgamation of live-action cutscenes, on-rails shooting, GlaDOS-inspired voice acting, quick time events, awful racial stereotypes, an orchestral soundtrack, and–in one instance–Street Fighter-inspired 1v1 combat: this game

ZOO TYCOON REVIEW

ZOO TYCOON REVIEW

Zoos provide a convenient location where wimps like me can come face-to-face with ferocious animals that, in the wild, would surely eat us. Zoo Tycoon on Xbox One aims to delight and inform animal lovers by capturing the thrill of such interactions in digital form. It’s no replacement for the real thing, but it’s definitely

STRIDER REVIEW

STRIDER REVIEW

Like the best games of the 1980s, the 2014 reboot of the seminal Capcom classic Strider wastes no time getting right down to business. Within seconds of booting it up, you’re hang gliding right into the heart of Kazakh City and slashing cyborgs with the quickness of a ninja. Within minutes, you’re grappling with a

THIEF REVIEW

THIEF REVIEW

I activate my focus ability to scout out the area and find an opening to sneak by the enemy patrols. A single guard stands nearby. Slowly, I inch my way behind the target and shift into the light for a moment to make my move. As quickly as I appeared, I vanish back into the

PLANTS VS ZOMBIES GARDEN WARFARE REVIEW

PLANTS VS. ZOMBIES: GARDEN WARFARE REVIEW

Changing genres mid-franchise is a tough sell, especially when you’re taking a popular series and saying “screw it, we’re making it a shooter!” Popcap’s Plants vs. Zombies is the latest to make the leap, and arguably the strangest example yet; Garden Warfare outright ditches the tactical gameplay of the original for large-scale multiplayer gunfights. No

TITANFALL REVIEW

TITANFALL REVIEW

A normal match of Titanfall is going to include at least two “Did you see that?!” moments. Like, two separate times where you literally say, “Did you see that?” Out loud. It might be when you dash through a ruined building, jump kicking half a dozen AI-controlled grunts to death. It might be when you

DIABLO 3 REVIEW

DIABLO 3 REVIEW

Some genres are defined by their ancestors. Doom begat the first-person shooter, Grand Theft Auto begat the open-world game, and Diablo begat the hack-and-slash RPG. But unlike the others, the hack-and-slash still carries the moniker of “Diablo clone,” nearly 20 years after its creation. And for good reason–while games like Torchlight and Titan’s Quest made

TRIALS FUSION REVIEW

TRIALS FUSION REVIEW

In the sequel-filled gaming ecosystem we now live in, experimentation should be encouraged. The Trials series has typically gone with what it does best: motorcycle obstacle courses that create a unique blend of hardcore 2D platforming, time-trial racing, and physics puzzles. Those qualities are still going strong in Trials Fusion, but they’ve make room for

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