Video Game Reviews (Score High-Low)

Dust: An Elysian Tail

5
2012-08-20 Xbox 360 Games Store

Deep and involving mechanics, lavish, fluid artwork, and an emotionally resonant storyline--Dust pretty much has it all.

Burnout Paradise

5
2008-03-01 PlayStation 3, Xbox 360

Burnout Paradise takes some risks with some of the series' most basic concepts, and the end result pays off surprisingly well.

Professor Layton and the Curious Village

5
2008-03-07 Nintendo DS

Professor Layton and the Curious Village is an outstanding mix of charm and logic that's likely to make a pretty deep impression on you.

XCOM: Enemy Unknown

5
2012-10-16 PC, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3

Firaxis honors the XCOM name with turn-based strategy that shepherds players as expertly as it punishes, confidently balancing the micro and the macro all the while.

Grand Theft Auto IV

5
2008-05-05 Xbox 360, PlayStation 3

Niko Bellic is one of the most human protagonists to ever appear in a video game, and his trials and tribulations make GTA IV absolutely unforgettable.

The Walking Dead

5
2012-11-26 PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360

The Walking Dead's first season is nothing short of a masterpiece of modern horror gaming.

Dead Space

5
2008-10-20 PC

The game is much greater than the sum of its familiar parts. It's also one of the best shooters so far this year.

Killzone 2

5
2009-02-26 PlayStation 3

Killzone 2 offers terrific class-based multiplayer that will keep you coming back long after the campaign is finished.

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

5
2011-06-20 Nintendo 3DS

After more than a decade, portability and a lovely visual makeover are just bonus features for a game that holds up as well as Ocarina of Time.

The Beatles: Rock Band

5
2009-09-09 PlayStation 3, Xbox 360

A loving tribute to one of the most influential pop groups of the 20th century with an abundance of catchy, recognizable songs to make up for the gameplay's relative simplicity.