Tag "Action"

Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare review

Changing genres mid-franchise is a tough sell, especially when you’re taking a popular series and saying “screw it, we’re making it a shooter!” Popcap’s Plants vs. Zombies is the latest to make the leap, and arguably the strangest example yet;

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Thief review

I activate my focus ability to scout out the area and find an opening to sneak by the enemy patrols. A single guard stands nearby. Slowly, I inch my way behind the target and shift into the light for a

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Strider review

Like the best games of the 1980s, the 2014 reboot of the seminal Capcom classic Strider wastes no time getting right down to business. Within seconds of booting it up, you’re hang gliding right into the heart of Kazakh City

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Luftrausers review

I am one with my aircraft. Piloting through the mustard-colored skies, I weave a parabolic path through a seemingly endless array of bullets, bombs, and bandits. I cut my engines, let my jet plummet to the ground like a lead

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The Lego Movie Videogame review

Think about this for a second: The Lego Movie Videogame is based on a film, itself based on games inspired by toys. It doesn’t get any more meta than that, folks. But don’t write this off as another forgettable movie

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Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark review

It was really only a matter of time before Activision mashed its dueling Transformers universes together. War for Cybertron and its sequel, Fall of Cybertron, are relative critical successes on their own merits, while the movie tie-in games have the

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Watch Dogs review

Watch Dogs is exactly what you think it is. It’s Assassin’s Creed 4 meets GTA 5 meets Batman Arkham City… but–despite the pedigree of its influencers–it narrowly fails to better any of them. Don’t misunderstand: it’s a great game that

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The Amazing Spider-Man 2 review

It should be exhilarating, swinging from skyscraper to skyscraper hundreds of feet above the streets of Manhattan at breakneck speed. Who hasn’t wanted to perch atop the Chrysler Building and peer down in awe at the sea of humanity below?

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TMNT: Out of the Shadows review

If we’re being honest, there are more mediocre TMNT video games than there were puns about shell shock in the first draft of this review. Considering the sheer quantity of of low-rent Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles games out there, it’s

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Lost Planet 3 review

Set before the events of the previous games, Lost Planet 3 returns to the icy planet of E.D.N. III, which is still largely unexplored when the game begins. You take on the role of Jim Peyton–one of humanity’s first colonists

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