Don't-Miss Game Stories

Spoiler Alert

Spoiler Alert review: This game starts at the end and goes backward from there

This platformer's neither polished nor long enough to warrant your attention, despite the cute concept.

A City Sleeps

A City Sleeps review: A rhythmic, heavenly twist on bullet-hell shooters

Harmonix's rhythm-based shoot-em-up A City Sleeps is nightmarishly difficult, but that shouldn't stop you from playing.

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel review: Borderlands 2 in space

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel is basically Borderlands 2 in space--a fun little stopgap game for fans to play while Gearbox works on Borderlands 3.

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The Vanishing of Ethan Carter Review: The joy is in the journey

The Vanishing of Ethan Carter is all about the journey, and the journey here is spectacular both visually and narratively. This game is something special.

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Games worth paying for: Leo's Fortune offers charming and challenging platform action

Designed for smartphone screens, this attractive side-scroller is well tuned for touch and provides ample replay value.

Ryse: Son of Rome

Ryse: Son of Rome (PC) review: This gorgeous game tests your system and your patience

Crytek brings its Xbox One launch exclusive over to the PC and it's not great. But you should probably buy it anyway.

Styx: Master of Shadows

Styx: Master of Shadows review: A stealthy adventure built for old-school Thief fans

Oh, Mama, Styx the Goblin has been years on the lam and had a high price on his head. Lawman said, 'Get him dead or alive.' Now it's for sure he'll see Styx dead.

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Games worth paying for: Anomaly Defenders delivers deep and engrossing strategic action

Flipping the series' trademark "tower offense" design, this glossy sci-fi campaign requires smart, tactical decision-making

Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishments

Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishments review: The definitive Sherlock adventure

The world's most famous detective is back with a great set of mysteries as Frogwares' Sherlock Holmes series just keeps getting better.

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor review: Seven rings to the dwarf lords

There's a lot of potential in Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor for a great sequel, but this first attempt is being crushed under the weight of Tolkien's source material.

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Wasteland 2 review: A glorious post-apocalyptic love letter to old-school CRPG fans

Wasteland 2 embraces its CRPG legacy to become one of the finest--if bleakest--games released in recent memory.

Spacecom

Spacecom review: A rousing game of strategy between a bunch of triangles

Spacecom strips both the mechanics and graphics of strategy games down to the barest of bones, but keeps a satisfying amount of depth.

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Dead Rising 3 (PC) Apocalypse Edition review: The zombie apocalypse, now with silly hats

Slaughtering zombies with whatever's at hand while dressed in ridiculous costumes is fun, even if the PC port of this Xbox One launch title is perfunctory.