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6.5 Xuan Yuan Sword 7

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Xuan Yuan Sword 7 is one of those games that gets whispered about amongst diehard Action RPG fans. Nobody in the mainstream knows it, but those that do KNOW IT. It has an epic story built around Chinese mythology ...


9.0 Marvel’s Avengers: War for ...

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In the latest DLC expansion for Marvel’s Avengers (after an insanely long marketing campaign advertising this), we finally get to visit Wakanda. I have been a fan of this game since it first came out for its ...


6.5 Biomutant

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There are a dozen open-world RPGs every single year, and enough of them are post-apocalyptic that it’s almost impossible to have your game stand out unless you have a budget running hundreds of millions of ...


9.0 Hitman 3

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Hitman 3 gives back what you put into it, and man is it nice to play a game like that again. You can put zero effort into it, taking the path of least resistance and treating it like the action game it clearly ...


8.5 Cook, Serve, Delicious! 3?! (Xbo...

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Cook, Serve, Delicious! 3?! takes the fevered cooking game on the road, which opens up a slightly different gameplay style while further refining the original gameplay concept along the way. All three of the games ...


7.0 9 Monkeys of Shaolin

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Whatever happened to the brawler genre? One day, every game was a brawler, and the next it was gone. It had become retro, with new content consigned to stylised sequels like the incredible Streets of Rage 4. 9 ...


8.5 Mafia Definitive Edition

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The city of Lost Heaven got hit hard by The Great Depression, and the advent of Prohibition in America means lucrative business opportunities for mobsters. The Salieri and Morello crime families vie for control over ...


8.5 Marvel’s Avengers

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Released yesterday, Marvel's Avengers is, surprisingly, the first big-budget Avengers game available on PC and current-gen consoles. Despite the overwhelming success of Marvel's movies and TV shows in the last 12 ...


8.5 Minecraft Dungeons

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irst wrapped up my playthrough of Minecraft Dungeons on the default difficulty, I thought it was a fun game, but perhaps a bit shallow.  I came away from it thinking I'd seen all that the game had to offer, and that ...


7.0 Fury Unleashed

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Fury Unleashed is a 2D-action-platformer-roguelike set in a comic book.  That’s a lot of different genres thrown out there, but in reality, the game is similar to others already on the market, most closely ...


8.5 The Division 2 Warlords of New Yo...

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Last month, Ubisoft dropped the expansion that promised to rekindle the dwindling fires of The Division 2’s hype and excitement. Featuring a full-fledged campaign, 4 new districts to explore, a raised level cap of ...


7.0 One Punch Man: A Hero Nobody Know...

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As a fan of the show by the same name, as well as a long time Mortal Kombat enthusiast, I could not wait to get started playing One Punch Man: A Hero Nobody Knows. At first, it seemed like a match made in heaven. ...


8.0 Bayonetta Remaster

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Bayonetta, one of the most iconic action-adventure games from the previous generation era, has been remastered and released on the Xbox One and PS4. As mentioned previously, you don’t see too many successful ...


7.5 Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot

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When I was younger, I actually remember my father of all people, enjoying DBZ. I would often see him watching them on Cartoon Network, to be honest I was intrigued but never quite a fan. Many folks have told me ...


8.5 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare

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The undisputed king of console FPS franchises, Call of Duty stands alone when it comes to online PvP shooters. While other series such as Destiny and Halo have had their moments in the arena of multiplayer FPS ...


9.0 Outer Worlds

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Call me an idiot, but Outer Worlds was really a game that came out of nowhere for me. How I missed it, all the pre-launch hype, all those amazing trailers…I’ll never know. But when I finally powered up Outer Worlds ...


8.5 Gears 5

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Officially releasing next Tuesday, Gears 5 is the latest installment in the Gears of War franchise and the second title to be released since Microsoft acquired the rights to the franchise from Epic Games in 2014. ...


8.0 Control

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Remedy has created a number of fantastic titles that don’t necessarily conform to the norm for story and game play. Think of great experiences like Alan Wake, Quantum Break, and now this year, Control. Control ...


7.0 Wolfenstein: Youngblood

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When diving into the world of Wolfenstein there are plenty of expectations. The alternative-history franchise has a large following of players that judge every new game based on the ones that came before it. This ...


8.0 Rage 2

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Open world games are likely the hardest games to produce, even for the largest development teams. Because of time constraints and budgets, something is always going to get caught or downgraded to finish on time, and ...


8.0 World War Z

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Bullets, bodies, buddies. Need we say more? World War Z uses its simplistic genius in an attempt to topple giants of the industry with its madly entertaining co-op gameplay. For many of us, Left 4 Dead 2 remains the ...


9.0 Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

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Welcome to Feudal Japan, you will hate your time here. OK, you won’t, but this Souls and Bloodborne-esque experience is one that will have you throwing controllers, swearing at your TV, but always pulling you back ...


8.5 Devil May Cry 5

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One of the most successful Japanese hack-and-slash franchises in history, Devil May Cry is back with its latest installment, Devil May Cry 5. Known for its style-focused combat and cutting edge graphics, the DMC ...


8.5 Assassin’s Creed 3 Remaster...

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It’s been over a decade since Assassin’s Creed 3 first landed on consoles around the world, and it was disappointing day for everyone involved, yes even for Ubisoft. While the concept of taking the Assassin’s v. ...


8.5 The Division 2

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In an age of early access games and update-driven releases, it is a rarity indeed to find a game that, upon release, truly feels like a finished product. Too often are developers pressured into pushing their games ...


7.0 Anthem

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Striving to dominate the MMO console-shooter world, EA's newest title, Anthem, has landed. Anthem puts you in the driver's seat of 'Iron Man' style mech suits that you fly around in to dispatch hordes of enemies. ...


8.0 Far Cry New Dawn

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I usually do my best to avoid any story spoilers, but when providing context for Far Cry New Dawn, that seems a near impossible task. So here we go, an official Spoiler Alert: At the end of Far Cry 5, a nuclear ...


9.0 Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden

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Released last December by developer The Bearded Ladies Consulting and publisher Funcom, Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden is a turn-based tactical RPG that utilizes elements of real-time stealth and an intriguing ...


7.5 Just Cause 4

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If you've never played an adventure as grade-A bad ass Rico Rodriguez, then you are definitely missing out on one of video games more entertaining - albeit wildly unrealistic -  action adventure experiences. And ...


7.5 Shadows: Awakening

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Released just over a month ago, Shadows: Awakening is an isometric dungeon-crawler RPG with a rich storyline and intriguing game mechanics. Brought to us by Slovakian developer Games Farm, Awakening is the second ...


9.0 Shadow of the Tomb Raider

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Back in 2013, Square Enix, in partnership with Crystal Dynamics and Eidos Montreal began to recreate the Tomb Raider franchise with a trilogy of games that would launch over the next 5 years. It began ...


8.0 Strange Brigade

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Rebllion is know for creating some over the top gaming mechanics - trust us, there is nothing more satisfying then a headshot in the Sniper Elite series - but has often opted to create serious missions with unique ...


8.0 Hotel Transylvania 3: Monsters Ov...

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When you hear about video games based on movies, it's not uncommon to instantly assume what you are about to play will be complete trash. And if I'm being honest, the only reason why I requested this game in the ...


7.0 Vampyr

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The dark and dreary setting of World War 1 London wasn't something I thought i would ever enjoy, but when you factor in vampires and an intriguing story, perceptions begin to change. From beginning to end, Vampyr ...


7.0 Sea of Thieves

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Sea of Thieves is a game that is LOADED with potential, but little of which is released at this time. It's also a game I will keep coming back to from time-to-time to see what has been changed and updated. What is ...


9.0 Far Cry 5

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When a franchise gets into it's 4th or 5th title, sometimes bad habits or complacency sets in and what consumers ultimately get at retail is a paired down, lackluster experience that disappoints in many ways. ...


7.5 Super Lucky’s Tale

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The best part about reviewing a game later than other outlets is too see what the chatter is around a specific title, and being able to feed off of that. In general, the majority of outlets are on the same page when ...


8.5 Evil Within 2

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I've never been one to excitedly wait for a horror/thriller title on console, but Evil Within 2 might make me rethink that position. Despite my reservations about horror games in general - very predictable, and ...


9.0 Injustice 2

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Injustice 2 isn't really your typical fighting game, and although it has all the makings of a solid fighting game - which it is - it is still not 'typical.' What is typical? Typical isn't a bad thing, but it's an ...


7.0 Flatout 4 Total Insanity

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To say that a number of the previous Flatout titles were a disappointment would be an understatement, so heading into Flatout 4, I wasn't particularly enthusiastic about what I was about to play. When compared to ...


8.0 The Surge

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Many companies are seeing the appeal of the "Dark Souls Formula" and are attempting to create difficult games in the same vein. While most of these games fall flat, The Surge gets pretty close, and yet still so far. ...


6.5 Sniper Ghost Warrior 3

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The Xbox One and Playstation 4 have been inundated with stealth based titles, with each game trying to do something else that the others aren't, to set themselves apart. Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 feels a lot like ...


8.0 Shiness The Lightning Kingdom

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Lately, I've wanted to spend my hard earned dollars on indie games as opposed to AAA releases. I feel like more heart and soul goes into an indie release, and when they are really good, I want to tell everyone. ...


8.0 Yooka-Laylee

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For a long time, I've longed for the revival of Banjo and Kazooie, knowing full well that it would never happen. We got a small view of that when Nuts and Bolts released on the Xbox 360, but frankly, it wasn't the sam


8.5 LEGO Worlds

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I've been playing LEGO Worlds for about a week now, and have really been enjoying almost every minute of it. LEGO Worlds is so different from other LEGO games in the best way possible. While I still enjoy every LEGO ...


8.0 Halo Wars 2

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I long debated doing this review for Halo Wars 2, and while I plan to affix a score to this when I’m finished, I feel like readers should look at this as impressions. I have one reason for this: RTS games do ...


8.5 Sniper Elite 4

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If you were going to pass on Sniper Elite 4 because of the slight debacle that was Sniper Elite 3, I would forgive you, although tell you that it was a terrible mistake. For everything that was wrong with Sniper ...


8.0 Gigantic

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Step into the gigantic Battle Arena with Motiga and Perfect World Entertainment’s 3D Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA) hit Gigantic. Currently Gigantic is in its open public beta stage for everyone to enjoy. ...


8.5 Dead Rising

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Dead Rising 4 returns to its roots in Willamette, Colorado with original title protagonist, reported Frank West. While we return to the setting and main character from the original game, so much as changed over the ...


8.0 Darksiders: Warmastered Edition

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The apocalypse has been kick started in the re-released version of the game and it is our duty to kick some behind and take names. Darksiders was originally released back in 2010 for the last generation consoles – ...


9.0 Dishonored 2

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The original Dishonored game was received by fans with lots of hype, and for the most part, it delivered a wonderful, somewhat linear action/stealth title that was not only fun to play, but had universal appeal. It ...


7.0 ReCore

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Recore does so much that I don't like. Things get repetitive, the requirement to do lots of backtracking becomes a drag, and have to 100% the game just to see the ending drive be crazy. But there is something ...


5.5 Worms W.M.D

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Worms W.M.D is an artillery strategy game in the Worms series; it features gameplay style closer to Worms Armageddon than subsequent installments, while adding brand new features from usable vehicles such as tanks ...


8.5 Deus Ex: Man Kind Divided

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Deus Ex: Man Kind Divided wasn't exactly what I thought it would be. Man Kind Divided was my first foray into the Deus Ex universe, and for all the hype, I wasn't seeing it early on. As you begin moving through the ...


7.0 Hyper Light Drifter

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When most people think of Indie Games, they don’t expect an extremely difficult game that tosses close-quarters combat, and a major focus on dodging and blocking attacks from super strong enemies. But that’s ...


6.0 Ghostbusters

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The new Ghostbusters game from Activision didn't go over well in our offices, but that doesn't mean the game is complete garbage. Although I felt it was a passable game at best, a 'younger' member of the team ...


6.0 MX vs ATV Supercross Encore

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MX vs ATV Supercross originally launched back in 2014 on the Xbox 360 and PS3 and received mixed reviews. The game was popular enough, however, for Nordic Games to rerelease it on PS4 and Xbox One under the new ...


8.5 LEGO Star Wars Force Awakens

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LEGO games are LEGO games...they rarely change and depending on which franchise is be adapted, the game could be hit or miss. When I had the chance to finally sit down with the full The Force Awakens package, I was ...


6.5 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mut...

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The inability to get some great franchises from my youth revitalized in movies, TV, and video games is getting increasingly frustrating. For years, I felt the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise was heading down ...


9.0 Quantum Break

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Reviewing Quantum Break is an exceptionally difficult task. Reviewing any game that stands on its narrative and story direction is incredibly hard to do. Quantum Break is that type of game, one that is driven by ...


9.5 The Flame in the Flood

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Indie games are great, and Evolve PR is one of the best at getting relevant games into the hands of the right people. Without the PR company, I may not have known The Flame in the Flood existed. That's not the ...


7.5 LEGO Marvel Avengers

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LEGO games continue to get pumped out and I always wait for that game that proves to be a dud. It hasn't happened yet, and while parts of LEGO Marvel Avengers are less than ideal, the entire package is still above ...


8.0 Dying Light

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Dying Light features the main character, Kyle Crane, who is an undercover agent sent to recover data for the GRE organization and Kyle Crane quickly realizes that something is wrong and things aren’t what they seem. ...


8.5 Just Cause 3

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We don't have enough mindlessly fun games on console anymore. It just doesn't exist. I'm going to get this out of the way early. The story in Just Cause 3 is not very good; it could have been way better! However, it ...


9.0 Rise of the Tomb Raider

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I went into Tomb Raider with pretty low expectations. At X15 in Toronto, I was treated to a 20 minute demo of the first tomb in the game, and I came out of it incredibly disappointed. Rise of the Tomb Raider looked ...


7.0 Darksiders 2: Deathinitive Versio...

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Back in 2010, THQ released a sequel to the popular Darksiders game titled – not surprisingly – Darksiders 2. Now in 2015, the game has been enhanced and ported to the Xbox One and Playstation 4. While ...


9.0 Halo 5 Guardians

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My expectations for Halo 5 Guardians were mixed. One one hand, it is Halo, and 343 Industries and Microsoft have rarely strayed from the core mechanics that make up a Halo game. On the other hand, 343 promised a ...


7.5 Tales from the Borderlands Episod...

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The last time we were in Tales from the Borderlands it was episode one of the Telltale episodic adventure and we saw Rhys and Fiona surviving a very dangerous race. They had also suffered a betrayal of epic ...


7.5 Mad Max

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Mad Max on Xbox One, PS4, and PC, came out at the worst possible time. Sure, the movie was fairly successful, but for a game based on a movie to come out right around Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain is retail ...


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Trying to review Metal Gear Solid after most major outlets already gave it a perfect 10/10 score is really difficult. Going in, expectations were too high. From what some outlets wrote, I was about to play and ...


7.5 Tales from the Borderlands Episod...

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Telltale Games has brought us such incredible stories with the storytelling, character development and decision making bringing new life and perspective to such franchises as The Walking Dead...


9.0 Gears of War: Ultimate Edition

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There is something wonderful about getting old games remastered for new systems, but also something inherently problematic. Often these titles, from the present looking to the past, are viewed as iconic, industry ...


9.5 Batman Arkham Knight

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After playing through the entire main story line and about 8 hours of extras, it is safe to say that Batman Arkham Knight could possibly be the best Batman game, ever. I’m not comparing this to Arkham Asylum and ...


8.5 LEGO Jurassic World

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LEGO Jurassic World combines everything I liked about LEGO video games and largely removes the only thing I really hated: the combat. With the focus on combat gone, Travelers Tales has given more time to ...


7.0 Payday 2: Crimewave Edition Xbox ...

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Over the last two weeks my experiences with Payday 2: Crimewave Edition has been loaded with wait times, frustration and a little bit of fun. There were about twenty heists, maybe more that I was never able to ...


7.0 BADLAND: Game of the Year Edition...

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BADLAND: Game of the Year Edition brings a mobile game to our living rooms with its latest release on Xbox One. If you have ever played the infamous Flappy Bird then you will already be familiar with the basis of ...


8.5 The Swapper Xbox One

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The Swapper is a one of a kind platformer that gives the user control of a cloning device to create clones of themselves and progress through the story.


6.5 Lifeless Planet

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Lifeless Planet: Premier Edition hit Xbox One on May 13, 2015, following the successful Kickstarter funding by independent developer Stage 2 Studios. The game first released on PC in June of 2014 and a few weeks ...


8.0 Rogue Legacy Xbox One

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Welcome to Rogue Legacy, a game far from your normal platformer and quite unlike any other game you have played. Your whole purpose in this game is to battle, collect Gold, die, upgrade yourself and your families ...


8.5 State of Decay : Year One Surviva...

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State of Decay originally released in 2013 on XBOX 360 has now been re-released in 1080p as State of Decay : Year One Survival Edition for XBOX One, with three playable options to select in the game. The first ...


9.0 Hand of Fate

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Card games are great fun when played with friends, but I've never really felt that they have translated well to consoles. Many have tried, but few have been really successful. Hand of Fate is a mash-up between a ...


7.0 The Crew

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One of the things The Crew has going for it is actually the story. While overall it isn't breaking any major boundaries, it gets off to a great start. Unfortunately, the story becomes secondary to driving across ...


6.0 Assassins Creed Unity

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Throughout the years, Assassins Creed has become an over-exerted franchise, and a new iteration can be found on store shelves just in time for every holiday season. The history of Assassins Creed has reached some ...


7.0 Funk of Titans

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January is a pretty quiet month generally for the video game community. Most people are working through their holiday backlog so games usually don't release until February at the earliest. However, indie developer ...


9.0 Halo: Master Chief Collection

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If you own an Xbox One and have enjoyed Halo in the past, Halo: Master Chief Collection is hands down the best value for your dollar you will find on the console. I think many would have paid nearly the retail price ...


8.5 The Evil Within

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The Evil Within manages to revive some of the best parts of the Survival Horror genre with its dark brooding atmosphere and classic elements of gameplay. Scavenging for supplies and fighting your way through a ...


9.5 Sunset Overdrive

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Insomniac Games has developed some interesting titles in the past, so it was no shock that perhaps the wackiest game of the year was also developed by them. Despite a few minor annoyances, Sunset Overdrive might be ...


8.5 Far Cry 4

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Kyrat isn't a real place, but the beauty that Ubisoft brought to this pretend-although-based-on-real environment makes me want to head to the Himalayan Mountains sometime in my life. I'll pass on the conflict ...