The Bottom Line: BioShock Infinite is another masterful achievement in interactive storytelling and provides gamers with an overall experience unlike anything else. Read review
Specs: Mature, Irrational Games, Action
The Bottom Line: Nearly 17 years since she raided her first tomb, Lara Croft is back in a fantastic reboot of the series. Read review
Specs: Mature, Crystal Dynamics, Action
The Bottom Line: Incompetent artificial intelligence and some weak gameplay mechanics hamper what could have been an interesting real-time strategy take on the popular board game. Read review
Specs: Teen, TimeGate Studios, Strategy, Strategy / tactics / wargame - wargame, Historical, 1-8 Players
The Bottom Line: Dishonored reminds us a lot of the last BioShock game, with a bigger focus on stealth. Read review
Specs: Mature, Arkane Studios, Action, Role playing game (RPG) - action RPG, Role playing game (RPG) - first person
The Bottom Line: Microsoft's Flight Simulator X provides a mind-boggling level of depth and breadth--if you don't mind some less than stellar frame rates. Read review
Specs: Everyone, Microsoft Game Studios, Simulation, Simulation - civilian plane flight, Realistic, 1 Player
Specs: Mature, Telltale Games, Compilation, 1 Player
The Bottom Line: Prototype 2 on the PC is almost identical to its console counterparts, which makes for a brutal and exciting adventure. Read review
Specs: Mature, Radical Entertainment, Action
The Bottom Line: Own the City is a very different game from the console versions of Need for Speed Carbon, but it's still an exciting racer in its own right. Read review
Specs: Everyone 10 and older, EA Canada, Driving, Racing / driving - GT/street, Racing / driving - stock car, 1-3 Players
The Bottom Line: Those looking for a complex and interesting real-time strategy game with fantastic good looks and some historical flavor will find just what they want in Age of Empires III. Read review
Specs: Teen, Ensemble Studios, Strategy, Strategy / tactics / wargame - real time, Historical, 1-8 Players
Specs: Everyone 10 and older, Dimps Corporation, Action, 1-2 Players
The Bottom Line: This World War II flight sim offers thrilling dogfighting in both simulation and arcade-style gameplay, but it's hampered by frame rate issues and glitches. Read review
Specs: Teen, Gaijin Entertainment, Simulation, Simulation - WWII flight
The Bottom Line: It's far from perfect, but I'm not sure there's another game out there that can cram in the sheer amount of addictive absurdity that Saints Row IV manages to pull off. Read review
Specs: Mature, Volition Inc., Action
The Bottom Line: While it may be a lot smoother and simpler than its predecessors, Empire Earth III has been dumbed down to the point of irrelevance. Read review
Specs: Teen, Mad Doc Software, Strategy, Strategy / tactics / wargame - real time, 1 Player
The Bottom Line: Railroad Tycoon III is surprisingly easy to learn for a game of its scope, and it has something for anyone with a fondness for trains or making loads of money--which means just about everyone. Read review
Specs: Everyone, PopTop Software, Strategy, Tycoon, 1-4 Players
Specs: Everyone 10 and older, Level 5, Role-Playing, 1 Player
The Bottom Line: User-created routines and plenty of new activities make Wii Fit Plus a vast improvement on the original, although some important omissions stop it from being a standout. Read review
Specs: Everyone, Nintendo, Exercise / Fitness, Sports - fitness, Realistic
The Bottom Line: It's a bit rough around the edges, but ultimately Far Cry 3 closes 2012 on an excellent note, easily making it one of the year's best. Read review
Specs: Mature, Ubisoft Montreal, Action
The Bottom Line: Liberty City Stories has its share of minor issues, but it gets enough of the GTA look and feel in there to be an exciting portable game overall. Read review
Specs: Mature, Rockstar Leeds, Action, Action - adventure, Adventure - third person adventure, Realistic, 1-6 Players
The Bottom Line: Battlefield 4's campaign is an emotional ride packed with an impressive amount of graphical prowess. If you have the right hardware, Battlefield 4 will dazzle you with jaw-dropping detail and production value. Read review
Specs: EA DICE, Action
Specs: Mature, Ninja Theory, Action
The Bottom Line: NBA 2K13 redefines what it means to improve upon a sports game year over year. Read review
Specs: Everyone, Visual Concepts, Sports, Sports - basketball simulation, Realistic
Specs: Everyone 10 and older, Konami, Card Battle, Miscellaneous - cards, Fantasy, 1 Player
The Bottom Line: While you'll undoubtedly enjoy the imaginative artwork, you might end up disappointed with just how straightforward the underlying game really is. Read review
Specs: Mature, Rogue Entertainment, Action, Horror Action Adventure, Horror, 1 Player
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