The Bottom Line: The next generation of gaming won't only be defined by flashy graphics. They'll need to offer something that current games can't. Read review
Specs: RP, Ubisoft Montreal, Action
The Bottom Line: Grand Theft Auto V is shaping up to be another defining moment in video games. Jeff Bakalar walks us through an extended preview of the game. Read review
Specs: Mature, Rockstar North, Action
The Bottom Line: The XCOM franchise marches on with a third-person squad-based tactical shooter. Here's a preview of The Bureau: XCOM Declassified. Read review
Specs: RP, 2K Marin, Action
The Bottom Line: Dead Island: Riptide is a lot of the same and ultimately falls short of a what a great sequel should be made of. Read review
Specs: Mature, Techland, Action
Specs: RP, 2K Marin, Action, Action - first person shooter
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: God of War: Ascension doesn't break any barriers, but it's still a top-of-the-line action game that will most likely please veteran fans of the series. Read review
Specs: Mature, SCE Santa Monica, Action
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: If you can bypass Crysis 3's lack of an engaging storyline, you'll likely enjoy a lot of what it has to offer. Read review
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
The Bottom Line: Metal Gear Solid 3 returns with a vengeance in this special edition, which markedly improves an already great game while adding a new online mode and great extras. Read review
Specs: Mature, Aspect, Adventure, Action - third person tactical shooter, Realistic, 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
Specs: Mature, Gearbox Software, Action, Action - first person shooter, Science-fiction
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: Incompetent artificial intelligence and some weak gameplay mechanics hamper what could have been an interesting real-time strategy take on the popular board game. Read review
Specs: Teen, TimeGate Studios, Strategy, Strategy / tactics / wargame - wargame, Historical, 1-8 Players
The Bottom Line: Call of Duty: Black Ops offers an engrossing campaign and the most feature-rich competitive multiplayer on the Wii. Read review
Specs: Mature, Treyarch, Action, Action - first person shooter
The Bottom Line: Far Cry Vengeance tries to blend recycled content with new gameplay designed for the Wii, but the results are lackluster across the board. Read review
Specs: Mature, Ubisoft Montreal, Action, Action - first person shooter, Realistic, 1-2 Players
The Bottom Line: Apache: Air Assault faithfully captures all the nuance of piloting an attack helicopter while including plenty of extras to keep fanatics coming back for more. Read review
Specs: Teen, Gaijin Entertainment, Simulation
The Bottom Line: You could say that Flight Simulator 2004 is still a straightforward simulation, but if you have even a passing interest in flying, you'll definitely get your money's worth from it. Read review
Specs: Everyone, Microsoft Game Studios, Simulation, Civilain Plane Flight Sim, Realistic, 1-16 Players
The Bottom Line: Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon is a highly entertaining sequel over a decade in the making and is one of the 3DS' newest must-plays. Read review
Specs: Everyone, Next Level Games, Action, 1 Player
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