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Review: Dragon Age: Inquisition

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Bigger And Better. Release Date: November 18, 2014 Genre: RPG Platform: PC, PS4, PS3, XBO, Xbox 360 Developer: BioWare Publisher: Electronic Arts ESRB M MSRP: $59.99 Dragon Age: Inquisition excels at being the kind of high-stakes, expansive-world RPG that BioWare has become known for–even if it carries along some of the developer’s same RPG baggage. Let […]

Review: Game of Thrones Episode 1: Iron from Ice

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A Good Series is Coming Release Date: December 3, 2014 Genre: Adventure Platform: PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, Xbox One Developer: TellTale Games Publisher: TellTale Games ESRB M for Mature MSRP: $29.99 TellTale Games has garnered a reputation as some of the best storytellers in the industry. Both The Wolf Among Us and […]

Review: Far Cry 4

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Long Live the King.   Release Date: November 18, 2014 Genre: Open World, First-Person Shooter Platform: PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One Developer: Ubisoft Montreal Publisher: Ubisoft ESRB M MSRP: $59.99 With Far Cry 3, Ubisoft changed the feeling of the once hardcore FPS series to be more approachable. The result was […]

Review: Tales from the Borderlands – Episode 1: “Zer0 Sum”

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RELEASE DATE: NOVEMBER 25, 2014 GENRE: POINT-AND-CLICK ADVENTURE PLATFORM: XBOX 360, XBOX ONE, PLAYSTATION 3, PLAYSTATION 4, PC, MAC, IOS, ANDROID, PLAYSTATION VITA DEVELOPER: TELLTALE GAMES, GEARBOX SOFTWARE PUBLISHER: 2K GAMES ESRB M FOR MATURE MSRP: $4.99 FOR EPISODE 1 Two sides to every story It’s safe to say Telltale Games have had a pretty […]

Review: Grand Theft Auto 5 (Ps4/Xbox One)

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Now Even More Grand Theft-ier Release Date: November 18, 2014 Genre: Action Platform: Xbox One, PS4 Developer: Rockstar Publisher: Rockstar ESRB M for Mature MSRP: $59.99 One of last year’s most critically acclaimed and best-selling media products, Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto 5 was a scathing satire of American culture and values hidden in a preposterously fun […]

Review: Assassin’s Creed: Unity

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“When it works…” Release Date: November 11, 2014 Genre: Adventure Platform: Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC Developer: Ubisoft Montreal Publisher: Ubisoft ESRB Mature MSRP: $59.99 By now you’ve probably heard about the myriad issues facing the launch of Assassin’s Creed: Unity. Though they are unfortunately true, the adventures of new assassin Arno Victor Dorian does […]

Review: Call of Duty Advanced Warfare

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A CALL OF DUTY TO CARE ABOUT? Release Date: November 3 Genre: Shooter Platform: Xbox One, PS4, PC, Xbox 360, PS3 Developer: Sledgehammer Games Publisher: Activision ESRB M for Mature MSRP: $59.99 Each year, the release of a new Call of Duty game once again polarizes gamers into two camps: those who see the series as […]

Review: Shadow Warrior (Xbox One/PS4)

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Everybody Wang Chung tonight. Release Date: September 26, 2013 (PC), October 21, 2014 (Consoles) Genre: First-Person Shooter Platform: PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One Developer: Flying Wild Hog Publisher: Devolver Digital ESRB Mature MSRP: $39.99 Going in, 2014 looked to be the year that would herald the return of the first-person shooter genre to prominence, but […]

Review: Alien: Isolation

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RELEASE DATE: OCTOBER 7, 2014 GENRE: SURVIVAL HORROR PLATFORM: XBOX 360, XBOX ONE, PLAYSTATION 3, PLAYSTATION 4, PC DEVELOPER: THE CREATIVE ASSEMBLY PUBLISHER: SEGA ESRB M FOR MATURE MSRP: $59.99 Survival of the Fittest Alien: Isolation is the most stressful game I have ever played. After the debacle that was Aliens: Colonial Marines, Sega and […]

Review: Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor

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Sneak Attack Release Date: September 30, 2014 Genre: Action Platform: PC, Xbon One, PS4, Xbox 360, PS3 Developer: Monolith Publisher: Warner Brothers ESRB M for Mature MSRP: $59.99 I love it when games under-promise and over-deliver, and while Monolith’s Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor hasn’t exactly been flying under the radar, it still surprised me by […]

Review: Defense Grid 2

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A Towering Success.   Release Date: September 23, 2014 Genre: Strategy, Tower Defense Platform: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC Developer: 505 Games Publisher: Hidden Path ESRB E for Everyone MSRP: $24.99 When they’re done well — and let’s say right up front that Defense Grid 2 more than fits the bill — tower defense games satisfy multiple […]

Review: Destiny

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A Shady Start. Release Date: September 9, 2014 Genre: Action/RPG, FPS, MMO Platform: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox 360 Developer: Bungie Publisher: Activision ESRB T for Teen MSRP: $59.99 Bungie has desperately tried to avoid genre labels for its mythical, sci-fi, MMO-lite, shooter-based RPG Destiny in the run-up to the game’s release. In that absence, the […]

Review: Metro Redux

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Release Date: August 26, 2014 Genre: FPS, Horror, Platform: PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 Developer: 4A Games Publisher: Deep Silver ESRB M for Mature MSRP: $49.99 Another Day in the Metro Metro 2033 and Metro Last Light are two criminally underrated shooters that have a large focus on atmosphere and story. Centered around a post-apocalyptic […]

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