The Bottom Line: The Xbox One and PlayStation 4 may be stealing headlines, but Nintendo's latest Mario effort might be the best game of the holidays. Read review
Specs: Everyone, Nintendo, Action, 1-4 Players
The Bottom Line: The Last of Us is brutally realistic, often shocking, but undeniably fun to play. It's easily one of the year's best games and the strongest console exclusive in a long time. Read review
Specs: Mature, Naughty Dog, Action
The Bottom Line: Grand Theft Auto V is an absolute triumph that fires on all cylinders. It's a relevant, witty, and satirical experience that's as smart as it is completely addicting. Read review
Specs: Mature, Rockstar North, Action
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: Black Flag is arguably the most accessible and open-world Assassin's Creed game to date even if it comes with some repetitive gameplay and frustrating difficulty. Read review
Specs: RP, Ubisoft, Action
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
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: 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: 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: Believe it or not, Halo 4 might be the start of an even better trilogy than before. Read review
Specs: Mature, 343 Industries, Action, Action - first person shooter, Science-fiction
Specs: Mature, Gearbox Software, Action
The Bottom Line: Vice City Stories is more like a sidestep for the franchise--it's a great deal of typical GTA fun, but doesn't really move the series forward in any meaningful way. Read review
Specs: Mature, Rockstar Leeds, Action, 1 Player
Specs: Mature, Ninja Theory, Action
Specs: Everyone 10 and older, Avalanche Software, Action
Specs: Teen, NetherRealm Studios, Action
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
Specs: RP, Crytek, Action
The Bottom Line: Super Mario 3D Land eases you in with creative level design and tight controls while leaving plenty of challenging content to be discovered. Read review
Specs: Everyone, Nintendo, Action, Action - platformer, Fantasy, 1 Player
The Bottom Line: Batman: Arkham Origins is still the great superhero game you've played before, but it doesn't do much to move the franchise forward. Read review
Specs: Teen, WB Games Montreal, Action
Specs: RP, EA DICE, Action
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