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  • The Best Games of 2007

    published December 27, 2007

    Best Sleeper Hit: WordJong (Nintendo DS) — It may not sell like Mario, but this mishmash of Scrabble and mahjong hooks you like... More >>

  • Xmas Present & Past

    published December 20, 2007

    Nothing says "holiday spirit" quite like stabbing a terrorist or hammering a goomba, as the hottest games this season invite us to do. But no... More >>

  • Mass Effect

    published December 6, 2007

    For a game that's considered Microsoft's premier 360 title this holiday season, it's amazing how sloppy Mass Effect is. Graphical... More >>

  • Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare

    published November 22, 2007

    The unsettling tone is established early in Call of Duty 4, when the president of a Middle Eastern nation is publicly executed on the... More >>

  • Castlevania: The Dracula X Chronicles

    published November 8, 2007

    Castlevania, the vampire-hunting series that stretches over 20 years and as many games, has basically two kinds of fans. There are the... More >>

  • The Orange Box

    published October 25, 2007

    Whether it's $600 PlayStation 3s, $50 a year for the option to play your Xbox 360 online or the five bucks Nintendo shamelessly charges... More >>

  • Halo 3

    published October 11, 2007

    What's left to say about Halo 3? How about this: All the pomp and circumstance surrounding its launch sure have been distracting.... More >>

  • Lair

    published September 27, 2007

    In terms of the yawning chasm between what was promised and what has been delivered, Lair earns the distinction of being the biggest... More >>

  • Atlas Drowned

    published September 13, 2007

    Typically, first-person shooters are a lot like virtual shooting galleries: Great fun, yes, but not exactly thought-provoking. So it's nice... More >>

  • Persona Grata

    published August 30, 2007

    The next-gen consoles are sexy as hell, but it's not all bad being the reigning last-gen champ either. With more than 100 million PlayStation 2... More >>

  • Picross

    published August 16, 2007

    Ask a random person five years ago what Sudoku was, and you'd be lucky if they mumbled something about Japanese ritual suicide. But go down any... More >>

  • Trick Play

    published August 2, 2007

    Publisher: 2K Sports Platform: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 Price: $59.99 ESRB Rating: E (for Everyone) Score: 7 (out of... More >>

  • Dim and Dimmer

    published July 19, 2007

    Publisher: 2K Games Platform: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 Price: $59.99 ESRB Rating: M (for Mature) Score: 6 (out of 10) More >>

  • Resident Evil 4

    published July 5, 2007

    Publisher: Capcom Platform: Nintendo Wii Price: $29.99 ESRB Rating: M (for Mature) Score: 10 (out of 10) More >>

  • Shadowrun

    published June 21, 2007

    Publisher: Microsoft Platform: Xbox 360 Price: $59.99 ESRB Rating: M (for Mature) Score: 8 (out of 10) More >>

  • Car Lust

    published June 14, 2007

    Publisher: Microsoft Platform: Xbox 360 Price: $59.99 ESRB Rating: E (for Everyone) Score: 9 (out of 10) More >>

  • Halo 3

    published June 7, 2007

    Publisher: Microsoft Platform: Xbox 360 Price: $59.99 ESRB Rating: M (for Mature) Release Date: September 25 More >>

  • Spider-Man 3

    published May 24, 2007

    Publisher: Activision Platform: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 Price: $59.99 ESRB Rating: T (for Teen) Score: 6 (out of 10) More >>

  • Lousy Hustler

    published May 10, 2007

    Publisher: Conspiracy Entertainment Platform: PSP Price: $29.99 ESRB Rating: M (for Mature) Score: 2 (out of 10) More >>

  • 300: March to Glory

    published April 26, 2007

    Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive Platform: PSP Price: $29.99 ESRB Rating: M (for Mature) Score: 4 (out of 10) More >>

  • God of War II

    published April 12, 2007

    Publisher: Sony Platform: PlayStation 2 Price: $49.99 ESRB Rating: M (for Mature) Score: 9 (out of 10) More >>

  • MotorStorm

    published March 29, 2007

    Publisher: Sony Platform: PlayStation 3 Price: $59.99 ESRB Rating: T (for Teen) Score: 6 (out of 10) More >>

  • Crackdown

    published March 15, 2007

    Publisher: Microsoft Game Studios Platform: Xbox 360 Price: $59.99 ESRB Rating: M (for Mature) Score: 8 (out of 10) More >>

  • Virtually Perfect

    published March 1, 2007

    Publisher: Sega Platform: PlayStation 3 Price: $59.99 ESRB Rating: T (for Teen) Score: 8 (out of 10) More >>

  • Do Not Disturb

    published February 15, 2007

    Publisher: Nintendo Platform: Nintendo DS Price: $34.99 ESRB Rating: T (for Teen) Score: 6 (out of 10) More >>

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