Specs: EC, Black Lantern Studios, Simulation
The Bottom Line: Portal 2 is an accessible, clever, and downright hilarious adventure into the eccentric world of Aperture Science. Read review
Specs: Everyone 10 and older, Valve Software, Action, Miscellaneous - puzzle, Fantasy
Specs: iWin, Puzzle
Specs: Teen, Virtual Playground, Strategy, Simulation - business, Realistic, 1 Player
Specs: Games - miscellaneous / entertainment / educational, Miscellaneous - kids / children's games & entertainment
The Bottom Line: Mafia II's exciting action and uncompromising mob story make for an impressive and violent adventure. Read review
Specs: Mature, 2K Czech, Action, 1 Player
The Bottom Line: Call of Duty: Black Ops bears the series' standard superbly, delivering an engrossing campaign and exciting competitive multiplayer. Read review
Specs: Mature, Treyarch, Action, Action - first person shooter
Specs: Teen, Tigon, Driving, Action - adventure, Realistic
Specs: Everyone, Atari, Sports, Sports - baseball arcade, 1 Player
Specs: Everyone, GameMill Publishing, Adventure
Specs: Everyone 10 and older, Traveller's Tales, Action
Specs: Everyone, SouthPeak Games, Puzzle, Miscellaneous - puzzle
The Bottom Line: Far Cry isn't just a stunning technical accomplishment. It's quite possibly the best single-player first-person shooter experience for the PC since Half-Life. Read review
Specs: Mature, Crytek, Action, First-Person Shooter, Modern, 1-16 Players
The Bottom Line: Rise & Fall combines real-time strategy with third-person action, and while it's an interesting idea, ultimately this game doesn't quite know what it wants to be. Read review
Specs: Teen, Midway, Strategy, Strategy / tactics / wargame - wargame, Role playing game (RPG) - third person, 1 Player
The Bottom Line: Need for Speed Underground 2 is pretty good, but unfortunately most of the stuff you do in between races keeps you away from the game's best moments. Read review
Specs: Teen, EA Canada, Driving, Racing / driving - GT/street, Racing / driving - stock car, Realistic, 1-4 Players
Specs: Teen, Zoo Digital Publishing, Action
The Bottom Line: With exciting new content across the board and plenty of it, Left 4 Dead 2 outdoes its predecessor and makes the zombie apocalypse an absolute blast. Read review
Specs: Mature, Valve Software, Action, Action - first person shooter, Science-fiction
Specs: Teen, GSC Game World, Strategy
The Bottom Line: The latest Sims game is also the greatest, striking a terrific balance between the fresh and the familiar. Read review
Specs: Teen, The Sims Studio, Virtual Life, Miscellaneous - virtual life, Realistic
Specs: Board Games
The Bottom Line: Winning Eleven 7 is a superb game that sounds great, looks impressive, and gets the most important element--playability--just right. Read review
Specs: Everyone, KCET, Sports, Soccer Sim, 1-2 Players
The Bottom Line: Even though the wingman mechanics and canyon races don't quite pan out, it's still a stylish and enjoyable street racer. Read review
Specs: Everyone 10 and older, Black Box, Driving, Racing / driving - GT/street, Racing / driving - stock car, Realistic, 1 Player
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