Video Games

Mad Max

Mad Max

Mad Max has a fair amount of issues that are guaranteed to frustrate, but there's a handful of delectable chaos inside that's worth being exposed to -- just maybe not at full price.

Magic Duels

Magic Duels ( PlayStation 4)

Magic Duels' tutorial mode is among the best ways to learn to play Magic, but interface problems and poor cross-device support mean the average player should look elsewhere for their fix.

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Batman: Arkham Knight

Batman: Arkham Knight ( PC)

If you're a fan of the other Arkham games, you're going to really enjoy Arkham Knight, even if there's a handful of stuff you've seen before. The Batmobile and a number of new ideas and mechanics freshen the overall experience and the game's powerful brand of storytelling provides a satisfying connection between the in-game action.

Dying Light

Dying Light ( PlayStation 4)

There's fun to be had with Dying Light, but it's not going to breathe new life into a genre that's essentially on life support.

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Kingdom Rush Origins

Kingdom Rush Origins ( iPad)

Fast and exciting strategic gameplay makes Kingdom Rush Origins a must-have pick for tower-defense fans.

5 stars Editors' rating on December 2, 2014
3 stars User rating out of 1 vote

MSRP: $4.99

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Far Cry 4

Far Cry 4 ( PC)

Far Cry 4 borrows a lot from the last game, but it adds enough excitement, fresh ideas and a brilliant new landscape to warrant the return trip.

Dragon Age: Inquisition

Dragon Age: Inquisition ( PC)

Dragon Age Inquisition isn't perfect -- but pretty close and very easily the best in the series by a wide margin.

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel!

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel! ( PlayStation 3)

It's not the best Borderlands experience out there, but The Pre-Sequel is a solid entry that will satisfy Borderlands diehards most. If you've never played a Borderlands game though, try starting with Borderlands 2.

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS ( 3DS)

Super Smash Bros. for 3DS is a blast to play, with an endless amount of value and variety packed inside, although at times the chaos can overwhelm that small screen.

Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor

Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor ( Xbox 360)

Even if you aren't a fan of the Tolkien universe, Shadow of Mordor is a great-looking and ultra-satisfying action game filled with remarkable villains and countless memorable moments.