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An unusual mix of influences, ranging from its namesake Apple II game to console RPGs to early Ultima Online, Wizardry Online offers a decidedly different feel from most MMORPGs, but it needs polish and an improved play experience.
Gears of War: Judgment falls short when it comes to narrative, but it's arcade-like sense of play is exceptional.
Starring series antihero Kerrigan, this expansion pack to 2010’s Wings of Liberty makes the StarCraft II better, improves the multiplayer, and progresses the story in new and interesting ways.
Digital Storm's x17 is a good gaming machine, that's lighter than most desktop replacements, but it delivers less performance as well as fewer ounces. If you can plump your budget by $200, you can grab something like an Alienware M17x R4, which is more powerful, but costs $1974.
The Digital Storm Bolt may look small from the outside but it's heavy on performance once you fire it up. Just beware of the tight squeeze if you have to get into it.
Age of Fear 2 is a turn-based strategy game that with a distinctly retro feel. It has a lot of good ideas and challenging battles, but also has a lot of rough edges.
Angry Birds for Pokki brings the Angry Birds Chrome experience right to your desktop.
High-res graphics and repaired mechanics bring the classic Baldur's Gate to a new audience. Although the original still works with mods, buying this Enhanced Edition may be your ticket to getting new Baldur's Gate games made.
City of Steam's closed beta was yet more enjoyable than the alpha, but we're still waiting to find out when the open beta will start. You can sign up now, though, so you'll be ready.
Taking a turn on the brick breaking chain gang, Sidhe has produced a near-classic with Shatter. Just don't expect the experience to last long or change much.
Vanguard is an immense MMORPG that has languished for years due to a poor launch. Shifting to free-to-play has brought in a population surge, and it is well worth checking out.
Full Frontal Assault combines traditional Ratchet & Clank gameplay with tower defense strategy.
Tower defense gets new twists and excitement with the first Orcs Must Die game. It's a bargain at $10—and if you like it, you might like its sequel, too.