UFC 2 is recommended for fans or newcomers looking to dip their feet. There’s a lot of fun just playing one-off matches at the end of a long work day, and couch multiplayer is an absolute riot.
Another in a long line of forgettable EA shooters. The worst thing you could say about a game is that you wouldn’t miss it. So long, Hardline.
Grid: Autosport sets out to fix a lot of what Grid 2 got wrong, and the tighter controls and return of touring cars are steps in the right direction, but there’s still room for improvement.
Murali Venukumar gives us his picks for the best five games of the generation.
With the generational transition just a couple of weeks away, you’d have thought that Infinity Ward and Activision would have brought their A game. Instead, we’re back treading familiar waters.
Fuse’s gameplay mechanics are functional, but there won’t be a minute where you won’t wonder whether you could be doing something better with your time instead.
It doesn’t do a lot (thanks to features being removed wholesale) and what it does do isn’t remarkable in any way, but it’s been a while since I’ve seen a game do average quite as well as this.
With a driving model without any real feedback and a dodgy in-game economy, Real Racing 3 isn’t the quality sequel Real Racing 2 deserved.
Die-hard fans will love it and newcomers will have a whale of a time, but you can’t help but wonder how much further this series can go without falling into the same trap Rock Band fell into.
If you’re into the series and don’t mind the average controls, Resident Evil 6 may be worth your time. Everyone else might want to give it a look when it’s discounted, if only to see how far the series has fallen from its prime.
Mark of the Ninja does what most stealth games never do – it transcends its genre, thereby catering to everyone without alienating its core audience.
An enjoyable collection of mini-games that’s not worth full price.
An atmospheric platformer that could have been so much more.
Defying expectations at every turn, Spec Ops eventually transforms into one of the best games to come out this year.
Lego Batman 2 is a rarity in this post-platformer world of ours, rolling out a gaming experience that’s balanced for gamers of all ages.
A surprisingly polished and fun shooter that’s easy to love. It’s got a lot of heart, which perhaps in a subversive way mirrors the fictional story it tells.
UFC Undisputed 3 is as comprehensive an MMA package as anyone could possibly ask for. Pound for pound.
Digital Extremes have shoveled enough production and gameplay finesse into this title to make it well worth a purchase.
The Run is another inherently flawed video game, mostly owing to an oversized raft of questionable design decisions.
Lose yourself and enjoy one of the best games to come out this year.
It’ll give you a good time even with its niggling flaws, and if that’s something you can live with, you could consider giving Season 2 a try.
While Dance Central 2 plays it safe by sticking to the same formula as the last game, the additions (especially co-op) make the experience exceptionally better. Add the ability to import songs from the original, and a decent-sized DLC track list, and we’ve got one of the most fun games available for any console at the moment.
There aren’t enough kids games in the market that actually treat kids with the respect they deserve. And for that alone, Double Fine deserve a tight hug.
You can’t help but grin at how well they’ve married full motion video with the actual game, which then makes it one of those games where the experience itself trumps the game’s occasional flaws.