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: 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: A Link Between Worlds is now the best reason to own a 3DS and likely the best bang for your buck you'll get this holiday season. If you own a 3DS, there's really no excuse not to play. If you don't own one, there's never been a better time. Read review
Specs: RP, Nintendo, Role-Playing
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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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
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: 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
Specs: Everyone 10 and older, Avalanche Software, Action
Specs: Games - adventure, Games - miscellaneous / entertainment / educational, Action - adventure, Miscellaneous - arcade
Specs: Everyone 10 and older, Level 5, Role-Playing, 1 Player
The Bottom Line: Beyond: Two Souls undoubtedly deserves credit for its great story and unique take on interactive software, even if it conflicts with what many believe constitutes a video game. Read review
Specs: RP, Quantic Dream, Adventure, 1 Player
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: Tension runs high in the excellent XCOM: Enemy Unknown. Read review
Specs: Mature, Firaxis Games, Strategy
Specs: RP, Crytek, Action
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
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