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
Specs: Mature, Ninja Theory, Action
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
The Bottom Line: While not perfect, Wave Race: Blue Storm is the most accurate video game representation of water-based racing ever to be released. Read review
Specs: Everyone, Nintendo, Driving, Snow / Water Racing
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: Tension runs high in the excellent XCOM: Enemy Unknown. Read review
Specs: Mature, Firaxis Games, Strategy
The Bottom Line: Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception continues where its predecessor left off, delivering a memorable adventure that pleases on all fronts. Read review
Specs: Teen, Naughty Dog, Action, Action - adventure, Action - third person shooter, 1-2 Players
The Bottom Line: Civilization V: Gods and Kings is an eminently worthwhile collection of big and small changes that enhance an already amazing game. Read review
Specs: Everyone 10 and older, Firaxis Games, Strategy, Strategy / tactics / wargame - turn based
Specs: Mature, Gearbox Software, Action, 1-4 Players
The Bottom Line: Quite simply, Mafia is one of the best games of the year. Read review
Specs: Mature, Illusion Softworks, Action, Third-Person Shooter, Historic, 1 Player
The Bottom Line: Incredible storytelling, great characters, and exciting battles are just a few of the things that make this fantasy role-playing game so extraordinary. Read review
Specs: Mature, BioWare, Role-Playing, Role playing game (RPG) - third person, Fantasy, 1 Player
The Bottom Line: Despite its lengthy production cycle, Robocop has a bevy of horrible problems that render the game practically unplayable. Read review
Specs: Mature, Titus Software, Action, First-Person Shooter, Sci-Fi, 1 Player
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: Zero Hour fundamentally improves the core game, and it should ensure that Command & Conquer: Generals continues to be popular well into the next year. Read review
Specs: Teen, EA LA, Strategy, Strategy / tactics / wargame - real time
The Bottom Line: It's a worthwhile platforming experience for hardcore Potter fans, but some may be put off by all the collection quests and backtracking. Read review
Specs: Everyone 10 and older, Electronic Arts, Action, Action - adventure, Adventure - third person adventure, Fantasy, 1-3 Players
The Bottom Line: It features a blend of stealth, covert surveillance, and high-powered firefights at secret military bases, though the game also has several significant shortcomings. Read review
Specs: Mature, Innerloop, Action, Tactical First-Person Shooter, Modern, 1 Player
The Bottom Line: A Link Between Worlds is now the best reason to own a 3DS and likely the best bang for your buck you'll get this holiday season. If you own a 3DS, there's really no excuse not to play. If you don't own one, there's never been a better time. Read review
Specs: RP, Nintendo, Role-Playing
Specs: Teen, NetherRealm Studios, Action
The Bottom Line: Etherlords II is easily recommendable not only to anyone with an interest in collectible card games, but also to those who'd like a turn-based strategy game with a twist. Read review
Specs: Teen, Nival Interactive, Strategy, Turn-Based Strategy, Fantasy, 1-2 Players
Specs: Everyone, Konami, Card Battle, Miscellaneous - cards, Miscellaneous - board games, Fantasy, 1-2 Players
The Bottom Line: Seeing the three original Star Wars stories play out as Lego toys is a treat, and the game is also a good action adventure in its own right. Read review
Specs: Everyone, Amaze Entertainment, Action, Action - third person shooter, 1-2 Players
Specs: Guerrilla, Action
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