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The Banner Saga delivers tactical role-playing with fabulous fantasy artwork

Finally available on Android, this tactical combat and resource management game features a grim but gorgeous campaign.


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Pass the time on your smartwatch with the best games for Android Wear

Get in a round of poker, solve a puzzle, or save a knight from an onslaught of enemies.


The Last Tinker: City of Colors

The Last Tinker: City of Colors review: A perfectly charming, family friendly platformer

The Last Tinker looks like claymation, plays like a simple platformer, and is perfect to enjoy with the family (or by yourself).

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HP Omen Review: Voodoo DNA brings grace and style to gaming laptops

This fast, stylish laptop carries Voodoo's legacy into a new generation of gaming laptops, HP's first since it dissolved the boutique builder several years ago.

This War of Mine

This War of Mine review: Exploring the horrors of war through civilian eyes

This War of Mine conveys some horrific truths about civilian life during warfare, and it does so in a way that only video games can accomplish.

The Talos Principle

The Talos Principle review: The best puzzler since Portal

The Talos Principle's philosophical puzzling is the closest anyone's ever come to recapturing what made Portal special.

The Crew

The Crew review: Stellar virtual tourism hidden behind not-so-great racing

The Crew is a fantastic tribute to American car culture, but not a fantastic racing game.

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Monument Valley features mesmerizing puzzles that you must see to believe

One of the year's most striking Android games is well worth revisiting thanks to the Forgotten Shores add-on.


OlliOlli review: An enthralling puzzler disguised as a skateboarding game

Tony Hawk who? This skateboarding game turns America's favorite extreme sport into a puzzler, with excellent results.

Defense Grid 2

Defense Grid 2 review: Still the best tower defense game, but the magic's missing

Defense Grid proves it's still the best tower defense series on the market, but that's mainly because everyone else stopped trying.

Never Alone

Never Alone review: The Reading Rainbow of video games

Never Alone has problems. A lot of them. But it also feels like LeVar Burton could walk in at any moment.

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Kingdom Rush Origins is this year's top Android tower defense game

Smart strategic action, ample content, and great presentation make for another excellent time sink.

Sound Blaster X7

Sound Blaster X7 review: Audiophile performance without the audiophile price

You name it, the X7 can do it: It's a high-end DAC, headphone amp, USB audio device, digital amplifier, recorder, Bluetooth host, and more.

Randal's Monday

Randal's Monday review: Pop culture jokes can't save this point-and-click's poor puzzles

You're moving into a land of both shadow and substance, of things and ideas. You've just crossed over into... Randal's Monday.