The Bottom Line: This role-playing sequel's big world and seemingly countless quests make it easy to overlook its wrinkles. Read review
Specs: Mature, Reality Pump, Role-Playing, 1 Player
The Bottom Line: Juka's quest is aesthetically pleasing and has some twists on the usual action RPG blueprint, but the easygoing gameplay is clearly geared toward younger players. Read review
Specs: Everyone, Orbital Media, Inc., Adventure, 1 Player
Specs: Everyone, Dancing Dots, Simulation, Miscellaneous - virtual life
The Bottom Line: In the grand tradition of licensed games, this one also falls far short of being interesting or fun to play. Read review
Specs: Everyone, Adrenalin Interactive, Sports, Bowling
The Bottom Line: Clumsy combat, a glut of bugs, and ancient production values tarnish this otherwise rich and complex online role-playing game. Read review
Specs: Mature, Fallen Earth, LLC, Role-Playing
Specs: Everyone, Aqua Pacific, Sports
Specs: Games - action, Action - adventure
The Bottom Line: The Dukes of Hazzard: Racing For Home could have been an outstanding game, but the game is simply too easy and way too buggy to succeed. Read review
Specs: Everyone, Sinister Games, Driving, Arcade Racing, 1-2 Players
The Bottom Line: I've never had this much trouble making a car go where I wanted it to. Read review
Specs: Everyone, Boss Game Studios, Driving, 1-8 Players
The Bottom Line: There's something icky about Mister Slime. Read review
Specs: Everyone, Lexis Numerique, Action, Action - adventure, 1 Player
The Bottom Line: Ninjatown is an intuitive strategy experience that anyone can enjoy. Read review
Specs: Everyone, Venan Entertainment, Strategy, 1 Player
The Bottom Line: Blaze & Blade is a pointless PC conversion of a substandard console role-playing game. Read review
Specs: Teen, T & E Soft, Role-Playing, Action RPG, 1-4 Players
The Bottom Line: Scurge: Hive is a solid action adventure with a slick presentation that should appeal to anyone who enjoys the Metroid style of play. Read review
Specs: Everyone 10 and older, Orbital Media, Inc., Action, 1 Player
The Bottom Line: State of Emergency 2 replaces the first game's ultraviolent and fancy-free nature with a cavalcade of lame trial-and-error missions, and a lousy plot. Read review
Specs: Mature, DC Studios, Action, Third-Person Shooter, Modern, 1-4 Players
The Bottom Line: Brave finds some decent variety with its standard action adventure format, but it's neither a particularly challenging nor ambitious game. Read review
Specs: Everyone 10 and older, VIS Entertainment, Action, 1 Player
Specs: Games - sports, Sports - bowling
The Bottom Line: Considering how bad movie-licensed games have been in the past, Wild Wild West could have been a lot worse. Read review
Specs: Teen, SouthPeak Interactive
The Bottom Line: Boombots is without a doubt in the running for the worst game of the year. Read review
Specs: Teen, The Neverhood, Action, General Action, 1-2 Players
The Bottom Line: Rabid Dukes of Hazzard fans may enjoy the game, but game players with more discerning tastes probably won't. Read review
Specs: Everyone, Sinister Games, Driving
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