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The Caligula Effect 2 review

One of the smartest RPGs of the year, The Caligula Effect 2 isn’t without flaws. But it’s easy to overlook a bit of bloat when the main storyline is this enchanting. One of the principal ...

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Centipede: Recharged review

A multitude of minor alterations adds up to Centipede: Recharged deviating from the original game. While purists might take offense, it’s a respectable reboot that’s far better than most Atari updates. The industry has a ...

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Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania review

The latest entry in SEGA’s Super Money Ball franchise celebrates the series twentieth anniversary, offering a greatest hits-style retrospective of rolling action. While the game’s encyclopedic approach is welcome, this party just isn’t quite as ...

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Mary Skelter Finale review

Between a substantial recap of events in the preceding games, canonical and spin-off visual novels, and a main game that can extend for weeks, Mary Skelter concludes in a big, bloody bang. Sadly, folklore tends ...

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G-Darius HD review

G-Darius’ polygonal visuals might seem ordinary nearly a quarter century on. But G-Darius HD reminds us that the game’s shift to three-dimensional graphics as well as a mechanic where you harness the power of your ...

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Hot Wheels Unleashed review

Unleashed offers the quintessential Hot Wheels experience, extending racing, track design, and collecting into a cohesive package. Just like the source material, accumulating new vehicles is nearly as fun as actual play. Although Forza Horizon ...

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SkateBIRD review

Imagine Tony Hawk as an actual hawk, but much smaller. That’s the premise behind SkateBIRD, which aims to bring back the joys of arcade-style skateboarding. Unfortunately, you’re often wrestling with the controls as well as ...

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Metallic Child review

Metallic Child’s offers polished, frantic action, but just as importantly a plotline worth caring about. We must protect Rona at all costs!    Although Metallic Child thoughtfully lets you skip it’s fifteen-minute prologue, you really ...

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Cruis’n Blast review

Two decades ago, many of the racers felt like thrill rides, propelling players through vibrant environments at wonderfully reckless speeds. Cruis’n Blast is a gratifying reminder of why we should revisit that golden era. When ...

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Espgaluda II review

Espgaluda II offers a difficulty setting that can range from merciful to downright masochistic.  Wherever you are on that continuum, expect a showcase of retina-searing visuals and a top-tier soundtrack that can accompany your trek ...

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