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: 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: Everyone 10 and older, Level 5, Role-Playing, 1 Player
Specs: Games - simulation, Simulation - civilian plane flight, Realistic
The Bottom Line: Blazing Angels 2 is a clear improvement over the previous game, though history buffs will probably hate the game's fictional missions. Read review
Specs: Teen, Ubisoft Romania, Simulation, Simulation - WWII flight, Realistic, Historical, 1 Player
The Bottom Line: Avencast balances the action-oriented and traditional RPG genres better than you might expect. Read review
Specs: ClockStone Software, Role-Playing, 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
Specs: Everyone 10 and older, Dimps Corporation, Action, 1-2 Players
Specs: Everyone 10 and older, TT Fusion, Driving
The Bottom Line: This game sucks all the fun out of drag racing, presenting the sport as slow and tedious instead of fast and furious. Read review
Specs: Everyone 10 and older, Bethesda Softworks, Driving, Racing / driving - drag, Realistic, 1-2 Players
Specs: Games - role playing game (RPG), Role playing game (RPG) - action RPG, Role playing game (RPG) - PC-style RPG, Fantasy
The Bottom Line: Imperialism II is a more refined and interesting use of the Imperialism system, with an excellent interplay of elements. Read review
Specs: Everyone, Frog City Software, Strategy, General Strategy, 1-6 Players
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
Specs: Games - strategy / tactics / wargame, Strategy / tactics / wargame - real time
Specs: Teen, ValuSoft, Strategy, Strategy / tactics / wargame - tycoon
The Bottom Line: The PC version of Spider-Man: The Movie succeeds mostly in capturing the essence of Marvel Comics' popular superhero. Read review
Specs: Everyone, Gray Matter, Action, Third-Person Shooter, Fantasy, 1 Player
Specs: Everyone (6+), Games - miscellaneous / entertainment / educational, Miscellaneous - gambling
The Bottom Line: Suffering from boring, uninspired gameplay, Thief is nearly dead on arrival. Plain and simple, it's just not fun to play. Read review
The Bottom Line: Duke Nukem Atomic is a heck of a fun addition to the original episodes. Read review
Specs: 3D Realms
The Bottom Line: Try to become the most notorious street racer alive. Read review
Specs: Teen, Black Box, Driving, Racing / driving - GT/street, Realistic, 1 Player
The Bottom Line: While it offers an interesting and varied campaign, Big Red One doesn't quite nail down the intense feel of World War II infantry combat. Read review
Specs: Teen, Treyarch, Action, Action - first person shooter, Historical, 1 Player
The Bottom Line: While the game is technically proficient, the unbelievably lame speech and camera problems make Gex: Enter the Gecko a frustrating title at best. Read review
Specs: K-A, Crystal Dynamics, Action, 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: Monster Madness is a monster mess. Read review
Specs: Teen, Artificial Studios, Action, Action - third person shooter, 1 Player
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