Is NHL 13 the Best Substitute for Hockey Fans?

NHL 13 might be the closest hockey fans will get to their favorite game this year as it appears that once again players and team owners fight over financial issues. In 2004 the entire season was canceled for the same reasons, and it appears that those who love this game will have to find solace in playing EA sports’ latest installment. Depressing as it might sound, waiting for the season to begin while playing NHL … Read more

Madden NFL 13 Captures What Football is About

This year it will be particularly difficult for cynical players to claim that if you’ve played one Madden you’ve played them all, because Madden NFL 13 promises to be something different. Naturally, the game doesn’t stray from the core concepts that make football popular and doesn’t change anything that would compromise the game’s realism. What it does is to bring all the piece of the puzzle together in a game that recreates the atmosphere of … Read more

Review of Iron Brigade: Turn the Tide of War

Tower defense games as we know them are here to stay, but every now and then we are presented with a title that revolutionizes the genre. The Iron Brigade is a shinning example of how popular concepts are altered just enough to resemble the original while giving more depth to an otherwise straightforward genre. Double Fine encourages players to dug themselves deep into the trenches and fend off an army of constructs, in a title … Read more

Review of Darksiders II: Redeem Lost Honor and Restore Balance

Darksiders was a major hit and the fact that it left so many loose ends brought hope to those fans waiting for a sequel. Now that the Darksiders II is here, we are presented with a larger world a much longer campaign and another deadly horseman riding to set things right. The graphics have been enhanced and the sound effects are definitely a major step forward, but as far as gameplay goes there are some … Read more

Review of Sleeping Dogs: Blur the Lines Between Right and Wrong

There is a broader range of colors besides black and wide in Sleeping Dogs and complex characters are making this story driven title shine. Whether you love the open sandbox of Grand Theft Auto or the intensity of Saints Row, you will find more than you expect in United Front Games’ latest release. For over twenty hours, players will explore the rich environment depicting the crowded city of Hong Kong and tilt towards good or … Read more

Hybrid Game Review: a New Third-person Shooter Experience Awaits

Aliens and humans gunning each other down is a concept that third-person fans are familiar with, but 5th Cell’s take is truly innovative in Hybrid. The company famous for the Scribblenauts doesn’t reinvent the wheel in their latest release but has it spin in a way that will charm and puzzle many newcomers. In the absence of a single player campaign and with graphics that are decent without impressing, Hybrid had to extract the most … Read more

Rediscover the Delight of Exploration with Dust: An Elysian Tail

Platformers are a dying breed and except for a couple of hardcore fans who anxiously wait for the few releases of this genre, most players regard them as a summer distraction. What Dean Dodrill achieved with Dust: An Elysian Tail is to reignite the faith in the hearts of those who think that 2D games still have a future. Unlike most of its counterparts, Humble Hearts’ title combines the traditional elements of the genre with … Read more

Unveil the Brilliant Storytelling and Intense Action in Persona 4 Arena

Even if we were to describe Persona 4 Arena as an amazing fighting game, we would do it a grave and gratuitous injustice, because this title is much more than that. While being an honored member of the aforementioned genre, it includes enough RPG elements and a cohesive story that makes it transcend the barriers. Simply put, this is a proud successor of Persona 4 with a spectacular twist that those who love fighting games … Read more

PC Game Review: Expendables 2 Take Charge of the Elite

When the Expendables 2 movie was announced, the fans of the genre opened a Champaign bottle or hoped for a better movie than the original. This is the kind of film that you either love or hate, but the game is slightly different and frankly that’s not all for the better. At least a part of those who enjoyed it on the big screen left chanting and waiting for a sequel, but PS3 aficionados will … Read more

The Light of Hope is All But Extinguished in Deadlight

I haven’t played Limbo until everyone was talking about it and I promised myself not to make that mistake again with Deadlight. While Tequila Works’ take on this genre fails to match the depth and excitement of Limbo, this is nevertheless one of the best action games of this year. The atmosphere is crushing and so dark, that instantly made me think about the movie “The Road”, something that I didn’t expect from a game … Read more

Mass Slaughter is So Much Fun in Orcs Must Die! 2

Orcs Must Die was a fine game that redefined a genre facing extinction, and now the sequel promises to add a new layer of fun to tower defense. He developers had a difficult job in exceeding expectations, due to the fact that they’ve set the bar so high with the original title. Now that the stand-alone expansion is here, we discover with satisfaction that Robot Entertainment rose to the challenge and the co-op mode has … Read more

PC Game Review: Endless Space Turn Based Strategy Game

Turn-based strategy games are losing ground these days when everyone is focusing on fast-paced action and adrenaline junkies have become the developer’s favorites. Endless Space is an exception to the rule, and for all those who love this genre it is safe to say that it is the best way of spending the following months. Such a statement might sound far-fetched, but given the incredible depth of this title, it is physically impossible to finish … Read more

PC Game Review: Resonance Combines Four Adventures in One

Resonance will not charm its players with state of the art graphics, gorgeous sound effects or any of the technological wonders that gamers tend to take for granted. In fact it will completely ignore anything that can be even remotely associated to the aforementioned qualities that we tend to rate modern games after. Instead, it will focus entirely on the storyline and it will develop an intriguing point-and-click system that stays true to what this … Read more

PC Game Review: Anna is Scary for all the Wrong Reasons

Zombies, ghouls and other nightmarish creatures can hardly scare savvy gamers who’ve had their fair share of confrontation with monsters. Horror games that rely more on atmosphere and build up tension gradually are more likely to bring shivers down our spines than an endless slaughtering of fiends. It is obvious that this is what the developers of Anna had in mind, but the way they chose to implement this concept leaves a lot to be … Read more

Live the Dream with Test Drive: Ferrari Racing Legends

It is very difficult to effectively market a racing game these days, especially if you want to make it stand out from the crowd when innovation is not its strong point. When you have Ferrari in the title, half of the problem is solved and all that you need to worry about is for the game itself not to fail miserably. Test Drive: Ferrari Racing Legends is not a bad game by any means, but … Read more

Let your imagination flow with Roller Coaster Rampage

There is something about roller coasters that clouds my judgment and draws me closer to an unnamed fear, each time I find myself in an amusement park. It is only when the doors close behind me and the vehicle begins its ascendance that reason returns and countless questions rush into my mind…but by that time it is already too late. With Roller Coaster Rampage I can go a step further and not only ride insane … Read more

Taste the Excitement of the London 2012 Olympic Games

I have to say that until now my experience with video games revolving around the Olympic Games was terrible and I lost hope of ever playing a title that wouldn’t feel like a huge waste of time. With so many different sports, it comes as no surprise that the developers were struggling to find the perfect mix and their efforts frequently fell flat. London 2012: The Official Video Game of the Olympic Games is not … Read more

Jeremy McGrath’s Offroad: Get Your Adrenaline Fix In

You don’t need to be a diehard racing games fan to enjoy Jeremy McGrath’s Offroad especially in summer when there is a scarcity of immersive titles. Not everyone will get his adrenaline fix from Diablo and other major releases and a racing game such as the one developed by 2XL Games for PS3 and XBOX 360 can be a great diversion. Those who are familiar with the name McGrath, will probably be a bit surprised … Read more

Rainbow Moon: Get Back to the Roots of RPG

Role-play games came a long way, but some of the titles that kept us entertained when we were younger would still be enjoyable to play, with slight tweaks. It is only fair to include Rainbow Moon among old-school RPGs, but it would be terribly unfair to dismiss it as dated or obsolete. The guys at SideQuest Studios did a brilliant job by incorporating all those elements that made former role-playing games fun to play, in … Read more

Skyrim Dawnguard: End the tyranny of the Sun

Skyrim has enough fans right now to make any add-on a success, but it wouldn’t hurt looking at the latest Dawnguard installment with a critical eye. It aims to add a couple more hours of content to a title that is already impressive, with roughly 100 hours of intense action awaiting players. Fortunately the add-on brings more than a handful of extra quests and new items, with a whole different path opening in front of … Read more