Video Games

Bloodborne
REVIEW

Bloodborne ( PlayStation 4)

Meticulously designed for a very specific hardcore audience, Bloodborne is a marvel along those parameters. But if you're the type of player looking for a way to unwind through a game, look the other way.

The Order: 1886
REVIEW

The Order: 1886 ( PlayStation 4)

The Order: 1886 is a beautiful and impressive technical achievement, but it's also chock-full of frustrating control issues. Odd pacing and a less than compelling storyline don't help either.

Dying Light
REVIEW

Dying Light ( Xbox One)

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.

Evolve
REVIEW

Evolve ( PC)

Evolve is a welcome evolution from the Turtle Rock Studios team and a refreshing kind of title that you likely haven't experienced before, introducing excellent four-versus-one action that can be enjoyed on- or offline.

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker
REVIEW

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker ( Wii U)

It's not the meatiest offering that Nintendo games usually offer, but Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker is totally accessible and undeniably fun to play. The games ends a little sooner than we expected and a few control scheme decisions have us wishing for more customization.

Kingdom Rush Origins
REVIEW

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

WWE 2K15
REVIEW

WWE 2K15 ( PlayStation 4)

WWE 2k15 is a hard game to recommend to someone who isn't a wrestling fan and it's not without its issues, but if you know the difference between an Enziguri and a Senton there's a lot of fun to be had.

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
REVIEW

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U ( Wii U)

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U is the total package that delivers on nearly every level. With a seemingly endless amount of replay value, Super Smash should be the one staple in every Wii U library.

LittleBigPlanet 3
REVIEW

LittleBigPlanet 3 ( PlayStation 4)

LittleBigPlanet 3 is a paradise for creativity that provides an impressive array of tools and possibilities. Its included adventure is fresh, and the new characters and items are a welcome evolution.

Far Cry 4
REVIEW

Far Cry 4 ( PlayStation 4)

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.

Assassin's Creed: Unity
REVIEW

Assassin's Creed: Unity ( PlayStation 4)

While it will likely suffice for Assassin's Creed core fans, Unity stumbles throughout and never really finds its footing. Where last year's Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag saw the franchise reach new heights, Unity is somewhat of a sidestep that only shines sporadically.

Dragon Age: Inquisition
REVIEW

Dragon Age: Inquisition ( Xbox One)

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

Sony PlayStation 3 Super Slim  God of War: Ascension Legacy Bundle
REVIEW

Sony PlayStation 3 Super Slim God of War: Ascension Legacy Bundle ( 500GB)

While it will begin to cede its position to the PS4 in 2015, the PlayStation 3 still delivers impressively strong value for gaming and video entertainment.

4 stars Editors' rating on November 6, 2014
Sunset Overdrive
REVIEW

Sunset Overdrive ( Xbox One)

Sunset Overdrive is thoroughly fun and offers a guilt-free, action-packed campaign. Both its styling and personality are impressively realized -- it's smart, and comically self-aware.

4.5 stars User rating out of 1 vote
Bayonetta 2
REVIEW

Bayonetta 2 ( Wii U)

While it should be reserved strictly for a mature audience, Bayonetta 2 is a masterful action game brimming with vibrant visuals and a larger-than-life presence.

5 stars User rating out of 1 vote
Skylanders: Trap Team Starter Pack
REVIEW

Skylanders: Trap Team Starter Pack ( Android/iOS)

Skylanders: Trap Team is a return to a simpler form, with new elements that prove the franchise is definitely around for the long haul.

The Evil Within
REVIEW

The Evil Within ( PlayStation 3)

Certainly an acquired taste, The Evil Within is sure to satiate the horror fanatic. For those with an appetite for an investment-heavy exploit through the mind of a madman, The Evil Within is more than capable, even with a few bumps along the way.

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel!
REVIEW

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel! ( Xbox 360)

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
REVIEW

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.

Wasteland 2
REVIEW

Wasteland 2 ( PC)

Wasteland 2 is genuine fun, packed with enough lore to make you want to keep exploring and adventuring, well past your bedtime.