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Lords of the Fallen review

It’s hard to avoid comparisons with Dark Souls when talking about Lords of the Fallen in the same way it’s hard to look at the back of your head in a mirror or navigate a supermarket without wanting to knee

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Blackguards review

You’ve probably never heard of The Dark Eye. It’s not really your fault–that particular tabletop RPG isn’t meant for you. It was made by Germans for other Germans, and it found a lot of success by focusing on that particular

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Sid Meier’s Civilization: Beyond Earth review

I’ve always wondered what happened to the intrepid citizens who left for Alpha Centauri at the end of a gripping game of Civilization. What was in store for those who escaped the confines of Earth, who reached toward the inky

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Trials Fusion review

In the sequel-filled gaming ecosystem we now live in, experimentation should be encouraged. The Trials series has typically gone with what it does best: motorcycle obstacle courses that create a unique blend of hardcore 2D platforming, time-trial racing, and physics

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F1 2014 review

Let’s be clear here: You should think of this as ‘F1 2013 ver 2.0’ (or ‘F1 2012 ver 3.0’ if you want to be cynical). Codemasters is making a brand new F1 game for earlier-than-usual next year, but this old-gen

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Diablo 3 review (Updated with patch 2.0.1)

Some genres are defined by their ancestors. Doom begat the first-person shooter, Grand Theft Auto begat the open-world game, and Diablo begat the hack-and-slash RPG. But unlike the others, the hack-and-slash still carries the moniker of “Diablo clone,” nearly 20

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The Evil Within review

Climbing into a metal storage room lined with moist, gleaming viscera, I spot one of the undead Haunted horde, chowing down on some unlucky sucker. I quietly sneak up behind it, but it hears me somehow and turns around to

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‘Gran Turismo 7’ PS4 Release Window Announced as ‘DriveClub’ Struggles

If ModNation Racers and Motorstorm are PlayStation’s arcade-y racers then the Gran Turismo series is the hyper-realistic feather in its cap. The last game, Gran Turismo 6, pushed the PS3 to its limits with developer Polyphony Digital wringing every ounce of power

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Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel review

Remember Bioshock 2? Remember how many feared it would be a decent but unnecessary sequel, fun in its own right but bringing nothing drastically new to its storied heritage? That’s Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel in a nutshell. It’s a series of

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Costume Quest 2 review

I am Thomas Jefferson, and I have just signed the Declaration of Destruction. I leap into the air like a Power Ranger in a powdered wig and hurl a scroll at my enemy. My opponent–some kind of oily goblin–pops on

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