Don't-Miss Game Stories
Console gamer, PC gamer, or somewhere in between? There's something shiny here for all tastes and budgets.
Microsoft’s audacious assault on your living room is delightfully innovative yet unrefined.
Typing of The Dead adapts a first-person zombie shooter to use typing skills, not button mashing, to commit mayhem. Funny, fast-paced, and unique, its blend of grindhouse horror and unique mechanics is very appealing.
Slow machines of the world, rejoice. You too can revel in some of the best that PC gaming has to offer, with these 10 games that won't put your hardware to shame.
Ventrilo keeps both sophisticated power gamers and easily overwhelmed newbies chatting in-game.
NBA 2K14 shines, but still falls short in one major department.
Distant Worlds is a classic 4X (eXpand, eXplore, eXploit, eXterminate) game with as much or as little micromanagement as you want. The latest expansion, Shadows, offers a unique twist on 4X play: You can control a pirate band instead of galactic empires.
This isn't the fastest boutique gaming rig we've tested, but it's a whole lot less expensive.
Plants vs Zombies 2 has more plants, more zombies, and more ways to make you pay.
Varied environments and added game mechanics help, but horror game Slender: The Arrival still comes up a bit short.
Raptr is a social network and tool for gamers to organize their library, compete against their friends, and stream their games. It now integrates with Twitch to let you stream video of your games.
HP makes some good component choices for the Envy 700-030qe, but the overall package is somewhat imperfect.
Running from urban legend Slenderman is creepy fun, but threadbare gameplay limits this game's long-term appeal. It's an excellent proof-of-concept, though, and it's free.
Leviathan: Warships is the core of an excellent game, with a lot of small annoyances dragging it down.
Attempt to take a friend out for the perfect dinner in Save the Date as the unexpected and unusual crop up with every playthrough.