The Bottom Line: Civilization Revolution is an excellent, streamlined console version of the popular PC strategy series. Read review
Specs: Everyone 10 and older, Firaxis Games, Strategy, Strategy / tactics / wargame - city building, Strategy / tactics / wargame - wargame, Historical, 1-4 Players
The Bottom Line: With a smaller design, more energy-efficient operation, lower price tag, and built-in Blu-ray and multimedia capabilities, the PS3 Slim delivers a compelling package for an affordable price. Read review
Specs: Sony PlayStation 3 Slim - Game console, Blu-ray, IBM Cell Broadband Engine, 256 MB XDRAM - Integrated, Charcoal black, 1920 x 1080
The Bottom Line: Classic gameplay, challenging levels, and some fun multiplayer make New Super Mario Bros. Wii another stellar outing for the plump plumber. Read review
Specs: Everyone, Nintendo, Action, Action - platformer, 1-4 Players
Specs: Game console, Wired
Specs: Teen, Blizzard Entertainment, Strategy
Specs: Everyone 10 and older, Milestone S.r.l, Driving
Specs: Mature, Konami, Action, 1 Player
The Bottom Line: The Sony PSP elevates portable gaming to the next level, but its multimedia functionality falls short of its full potential. Read review
Specs: Sony PSP - Handheld game console, UMD (Universal Media Disc), Flash memory card, 333 MHz, 32 MB - Integrated
Specs: Headset, Ear-cup, 7.3 oz, Mono, Noise canceling circuit, Mute button, Headset - Monaural
The Bottom Line: Eragon has some exciting moments, but they are overshadowed by frustrating controls and tedious level designs. Read review
Specs: Teen, Vivendi Games, Action, Action - beat-em up, Adventure - third person adventure, Fantasy, 1-4 Players
The Bottom Line: The PSP Go is a sleek and sexy redesign, but its high price tag and some frustrating caveats mean it's not a must-have upgrade for existing PSP owners--at least for now. Read review
Specs: Sony PSP Go - Handheld game console, Flash memory card, 333 MHz, 64 MB - Integrated, Pearl white
Specs: Teen, Digital Illusions, Action, 1 Player
Specs: Microsoft Xbox 360 S - Game console, DVD, 512 MB, Matte black, 1920 x 1080
Specs: External, PC, 4 pin USB Type A, Game pad, Wired, Microsoft Windows Vista / XP / 7
The Bottom Line: Though repetitive, this third-person action game is a great open-world adventure for anyone with an appetite for destruction. Read review
Specs: Mature, Volition Inc., Action, Action - third person shooter, Science-fiction, 1 Player
The Bottom Line: Despite some clever dual-screen gaming mechanics, the Wii U's lack of compelling exclusive software and an overall unpolished user experience make it tough to recommend in its current state. Read review
Specs: Nintendo Wii U - Game console, Nintendo Wii disc, Nintendo Wii U disc, IBM, Black
Specs: External, Game console, PC, 4 pin USB Type A, Joystick, Wired
The Bottom Line: While it may not be a must-have upgrade for existing PSP owners, a host of subtle improvements make the latest Sony PSP (aka the PSP 2000) an even better deal for anyone looking for a solid portable gaming and multimedia device. Read review
Specs: Sony PSP Slim & Lite - Handheld game console, UMD (Universal Media Disc), Flash memory card, 333 MHz, 64 MB - Integrated, Piano black
The Bottom Line: The bare-bones Wii Mini gets rid of many Wii features to just focus on playing disc games, but the stripped-down experience isn't worth the savings. Read review
Specs: - Game console
The Bottom Line: Grand Theft Auto V is an absolute triumph that fires on all cylinders. It's a relevant, witty, and satirical experience that's as smart as it is completely addicting. Read review
Specs: Mature, Rockstar North, Action
Specs: Game controller sword attachment
Specs: Games - action, Action - first person shooter, Science-fiction
The Bottom Line: X-Men: The Official Game is officially a lame action-game cash-in on the upcoming movie. Read review
Specs: Teen, Z-Axis, Ltd., Action, Action - adventure, Science-fiction, 1 Player
The Bottom Line: The battles in Dragon Ball Z: Ultimate Tenkaichi look intense and exciting, but dull mechanics prevent the gameplay from channeling any of that excitement. Read review
Specs: Teen, Spike, Action, Action - fighting, Fantasy
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