The "next-generation" game consoles are here -- but until their game library hits critical mass, the
Believe it or not, Halo 4 might be the start of an even better trilogy than before.
The Xbox 360 remains a great video and gaming console, but fans will be better served by older 360 bundles -- or waiting for the Xbox One.
Its high price and imperfect voice control and TV integration keep the Xbox One short of must-have territory, but the inclusion of Titanfall for free (for new purchases) helps Microsoft's console hold the line against Sony's compelling PS4.
In Gears of War: Judgment, a few new gameplay mechanics and some fresh faces add some longevity to a series that has just about run out of gas on Xbox 360.
Karateka is an attractive remake of a classic, but simplistic combat and limited replay value keep it from greatness.
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Darksiders II merges action, exploration, and loot-driven progression into an excellent and sizable adventure.
Stellar writing and a host of small improvements help Borderlands 2 stand tall on the shoulders of its predecessor.
F1 Race Stars is a competent kart racer that fails to go that extra mile and, as a result, outstays its welcome sooner rather than later.
This year's Madden football for Xbox 360 feels more like a throwback than a true step forward.
The next generation of gaming won't only be defined by flashy graphics. They'll need to offer something that current games can't.