The Bottom Line: Resident Evil 4's strong gameplay somehow manages to survive, despite a lazy porting job that will leave some PC owners wondering what all the fuss was about. Read review
Specs: Mature, Capcom, Action, Action - adventure, Action - third person shooter, Science-fiction, 1 Player
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, Visceral Games, Action, Action - third person shooter, Science-fiction
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
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
Specs: Games - simulation, Simulation - civilian plane flight, Realistic
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: Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is a stupendous thrill ride that shouldn't be missed. Read review
Specs: Mature, Rockstar North, Action, 1 Player
The Bottom Line: Rome: Total War is the very definition of an epic strategy game. Read review
Specs: Teen, Creative Assembly, Strategy, Real-Time Strategy, Historic, 1-8 Players
The Bottom Line: Own the City is a very different game from the console versions of Need for Speed Carbon, but it's still an exciting racer in its own right. Read review
Specs: Everyone 10 and older, EA Canada, Driving, Racing / driving - GT/street, Racing / driving - stock car, 1-3 Players
Specs: Everyone 10 and older, Level 5, Role-Playing, 1 Player
The Bottom Line: The included camera is a great idea, but Your Shape is loaded with lame workouts that probably won't get you off the couch. Read review
Specs: Everyone, Ubisoft, Exercise / Fitness, Miscellaneous - virtual life
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: 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: 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: Liberty City Stories has its share of minor issues, but it gets enough of the GTA look and feel in there to be an exciting portable game overall. Read review
Specs: Mature, Rockstar Leeds, Action, Action - adventure, Adventure - third person adventure, Realistic, 1-6 Players
Specs: Mature, Io Interactive, Action
Specs: Mature, Ninja Theory, Action
Specs: Everyone 10 and older, Dimps Corporation, Action, 1-2 Players
The Bottom Line: Tension runs high in the excellent XCOM: Enemy Unknown. Read review
Specs: Mature, Firaxis Games, Strategy
Specs: Everyone, Activision, General
The Bottom Line: Although you can't say the same for the plot, Far Cry 2's first-person action squeezes every last drop of potential out of the unique African setting. Read review
Specs: Mature, Ubisoft Montreal, Action, Action - first person shooter, Realistic, 1 Player
The Bottom Line: While it may be a lot smoother and simpler than its predecessors, Empire Earth III has been dumbed down to the point of irrelevance. Read review
Specs: Teen, Mad Doc Software, Strategy, Strategy / tactics / wargame - real time, 1 Player
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