The Bottom Line: South Park: The Stick of Truth absolutely nails it. It's the perfect combination of hilarious South Park content woven into an ultra-satisfying, turn-based RPG. Read review
Specs: RP, Obsidian Entertainment, Role-Playing, Role playing game (RPG) - action RPG
The Bottom Line: Suffering from boring, uninspired gameplay, Thief is nearly dead on arrival. Plain and simple, it's just not fun to play. Read review
Specs: RP, Obsidian Entertainment, Role-Playing, Role playing game (RPG) - action RPG, Fantasy
The Bottom Line: It may not be revolutionary, but Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze packs in enough top-notch platforming action to keep Wii U owners at bay (for now). Read review
Specs: Everyone, Retro Studios, Action, 1-2 Players
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: 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: We take the Xbox One's racing launch title for a spin and see just how eerily realistic its player-generated, cloud-based AI opponents can be. Read review
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
Specs: Everyone, Konami, Card Battle, 1-2 Players
Specs: Mature, Visceral Games, Action, Action - third person shooter, Science-fiction
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: 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: NHL 14 is still a fun, ultra-realistic hockey simulation, but veterans of the series may not find enough innovation and refinement to warrant a purchase at full price. Read review
Specs: RP, Electronic Arts, Sports
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: The Movies proves to be an accessible and good-spirited tycoon game, and its moviemaking tools offer a surprisingly deep amount of control. But the disconnection between these elements is noticeable. Read review
Specs: Teen, Lionhead Studios, Strategy, Strategy / tactics / wargame - tycoon, 1 Player
The Bottom Line: Prototype 2 on the PC is almost identical to its console counterparts, which makes for a brutal and exciting adventure. Read review
Specs: Mature, Radical Entertainment, 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
The Bottom Line: Even though the wingman mechanics and canyon races don't quite pan out, it's still a stylish and enjoyable street racer. Read review
Specs: Everyone 10 and older, EA Canada, Driving, 1-2 Players
The Bottom Line: Red Alert 3 is a raucously fun strategy game that overcomes its issues with both style and substance. Read review
Specs: Teen, EA LA, Strategy, Strategy / tactics / wargame - wargame, Strategy / tactics / wargame - real time, 1 Player
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
The Bottom Line: This year's Madden football for Xbox 360 feels more like a throwback than a true step forward. Read review
Specs: Everyone, EA Sports, Sports
The Bottom Line: The latest Sims game is also the greatest, striking a terrific balance between the fresh and the familiar. Read review
Specs: Teen, The Sims Studio, Virtual Life, Miscellaneous - virtual life, Realistic
Specs: Games - simulation, Simulation - civilian plane flight, Realistic
Specs: Everyone 10 and older, Level 5, Role-Playing, 1 Player
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