Specs: Teen, Beenox, Action, Action - adventure, Science-fiction
The Bottom Line: Final Fantasy XIII-2 doesn't capture Lightning in a bottle, but it's still a fun and heartfelt role-playing adventure. Read review
Specs: Teen, Square Enix, Role-Playing, Role playing game (RPG) - console-style RPG, Fantasy
Specs: Everyone, Eutechnyx, Driving, Racing / driving - car combat, 1-2 Players
The Bottom Line: L.A. Noire's absorbing investigations and intoxicating sense of style make it an unforgettable journey through the seamy side of the City of Angels. Read review
Specs: Mature, Team Bondi, Adventure, 1 Player
The Bottom Line: Improvements such as revamped AI, more realistic animation, and a new play-calling system make this the best Madden yet. Read review
Specs: Everyone, EA Tiburon, Sports, Sports - football simulation, Realistic, 1-4 Players
The Bottom Line: Much like last year's game, this mixed martial arts fighter impresses inside the octagon but doesn't do nearly as well outside of it. Read review
Specs: Teen, Yuke's, Action, Action - fighting
The Bottom Line: Rayman Origins is a wonderful 2D platformer whose goofy charm will have you smiling all the way through. Read review
Specs: Everyone 10 and older, UBlart Montpellier, Action, Action - platformer, Fantasy, 1-4 Players
The Bottom Line: Batman: Arkham City's irresistible world, joyous movement, rewarding combat, and varied side quests make it an exceptional adventure game. Read review
Specs: Teen, Rocksteady Studios, Action
The Bottom Line: Inversion is a trite, third-rate shooter whose one saving grace is that it's so bad it's funny. Read review
Specs: Mature, Saber Interactive, Action, Action - third person shooter, 1-2 Players
The Bottom Line: This bare-bones movie tie-in is like a machine with synthetic rubber skin: it's not fooling anyone and you should stay away from it. Read review
Specs: Teen, GRIN, Action, 1-2 Players
The Bottom Line: Simplistic combat and tedious backtracking don't fully diminish the pleasures of this attractive and festive fable. Read review
Specs: Teen, Game Republic, Action
The Bottom Line: In Gears of War: Judgment, a few new gameplay mechanics and some fresh faces add some longevity to a series that has just about run out of gas on Xbox 360. Read review
Specs: Mature, Epic Games, Action
Specs: Games - action, Action - third person tactical shooter, Science-fiction
Specs: Teen, iNiS, Dancing
The Bottom Line: Mass Effect 3 is a remarkably satisfying conclusion to a beloved trilogy, and a poignant and memorable role-playing action game in its own right. Read review
Specs: Mature, BioWare, Role-Playing, Role playing game (RPG) - action RPG
The Bottom Line: Darksiders II merges action, exploration, and loot-driven progression into an excellent and sizable adventure. Read review
Specs: Mature, Vigil Games, Action, Action - adventure
Specs: Everyone, High Voltage Software, Dancing, Miscellaneous - rhythm dancing
Specs: Everyone 10 and older, Ubisoft, Trivia / Game Show, Miscellaneous - puzzle, Realistic
The Bottom Line: This derivative action game is a bunch of silly, stylish fun. Read review
Specs: Mature, From Software, Action, Action - beat-em up, Action - adventure, 1 Player
The Bottom Line: Akai Katana Shin is a well-crafted dose of over-the-top bullet-hell action. Read review
Specs: Teen, Cave, Action
Specs: Everyone, Zoe Mode, Music
Specs: Everyone, EA Tiburon, Sports
Specs: Teen, Gaijin Entertainment, Simulation, Simulation - flight
The Bottom Line: Some minor issues aside, Season Two is a fun collection of sporting activities that everyone can enjoy. Read review
Specs: Everyone, BigPark, Sports, Sports - skiing, Sports - tennis, Sports - baseball simulation, Sports - football simulation, Sports - golf simulation, Sports - darts, Realistic
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