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The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Review

Is there anything in gaming that feels more exhilarating than web-swinging through the streets of New York as Spider-Man? It doesn’t really matter how many times it’s been done before, it just never gets old. In The Amazing Spider-Man 2, you take control of the webslinger in his efforts to stop a gang war led by Electro and his team of supervillains, including the Green Goblin, Venom, and Kraven the Hunter. (more…)

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R.B.I. Baseball 14 Review

The original RBI Baseball is a classic. It was simple, quick, and used real Major League Baseball players from eight different teams. Despite not having official backing from the MLB to use official team names and logos, teams were listed by city. However, if you knew anything about baseball, you knew what team you chose even without the logos and team names, and that was just fine. (more…)

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Monument Valley Review

If you blended the MC Escher-esque visuals of the PSN title Echochrome with the gameplay of FEZ, Monument Valley would most likely be the end result. From the moment you’re dropped into the world and start exploring, you know you’ve discovered something special.  (more…)

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In Fear I Trust Review

In Fear I Trust puts you in the role of someone who wakes up in a mysterious facility with no recollection of how they got there. By exploring the environment around you, the reasoning behind why you’re there and what happened to you start becoming more apparent. If the storyline sounds a bit familiar, you’ve probably played a game just like this before. (more…)

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Shadow Blade Review

It’s not exactly controversial to say that platformers generally aren’t the best types of games to play on touchscreen devices. Shadow Blade isn’t your average platformer. The game itself isn’t anything all that different from what you might have played before, but the controls feel so natural that you may find yourself falling into a Zen-like state when you’re playing. (more…)

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Joe Danger Infinity Review

Joe Danger is a tough game to put down. The levels are just long enough where you’ll keep saying, “I’ll just play this one, and then I’m done.” It’s fast, it’s fun, it’s really all you could ask for in a game you either play for a minute, or for hours. (more…)

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Space Hulk Review

Space Hulk is the digital version of the classic Warhammer 40k board game of the same name. In the campaign, you take control of a squad of Space Marine Terminators as they start mounting an assault on the Tyranid Genestealers, who have managed to infest the abandoned Space Hulk. It’s a turn-based strategy game, so if you’ve played games like Shining Force, or Final Fantasy Tactics, you’ll have a pretty good idea as to what to expect. You take a turn, then the enemy takes a turn, action ensues (albeit slowly). (more…)

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Clumsy Ninja Review

I didn’t expect to enjoy Clumsy Ninja. I never understood the appeal of into virtual being simulators like Nintendogs, and Clumsy Ninja didn’t seem all that different. And then I started playing it, and Clumsy Ninja changed the way I think about these types of games. Most importantly, I’m having a really fun time with it. (more…)

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The King of Fighters ’97 Review

The ‘90s was when the fighting game craze was at its peak. You had Capcom’s Street Fighter II and Midway’s Mortal Kombat leading the charge, not only at arcades across the country, but these franchises also had remarkable ports created for the home consoles as well. SNK was another company that threw its hat into the fighting game arena, and had some respectable franchises as well. (more…)

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Bit.Trip Run! Review

The Bit.Trip series is a cult classic in the indie gaming scene. Mixing retro style graphics with a chiptune soundtrack and a brutal level of difficulty, it’s the perfect mixture of fun and originality. The standout game in the series is Bit.Trip Runner, where you control Commander Video by sliding, kicking, and jumping past any obstacles that block your path. Bit.Trip Run! is the highly anticipated sequel.

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Lead the Brave Review

The goal of each level in Lead the Brave is to lead a knight to a treasure chest. There are no enemies to fight, and you can’t really lose. The only thing that a player battles in this game are the controls. But that’s not a complaint–that’s the whole purpose of this unique puzzle game. (more…)

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2013: Infected Wars Review

At first glance, 2013: Infected Wars seems like it could be a sleeper hit. The graphics are good, the co-op multiplayer is a nice addition, and the controls are solid. There really seems to be a sturdy foundation in place to make this game a fun experience. It’s a shame that the game itself is pretty generic. (more…)

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Terraria Review

When Terraria was first released, it was hard to think of it as anything but another Minecraft clone. Sure, it was two dimensional, which compared to Minecraft’s blocky aesthetic could be considered an improvement, but aside from the visuals, it didn’t really seem like there was anything that was different about Terraria. (more…)

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Rymdkapsel Review

As far as strategy games go, Rymdkapsel is hard to put down. There is this constant push to keep going, and well, you do. Unlike other strategy games where at times there are moments for you to take a breather and come back at a later time, you’re not presented with the same opportunity here. You have the option to stop playing and resume playing later, but something just doesn’t feel right about doing that. (more…)

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Delta-V Racing Review

If you ever wondered what a combination between F-Zero and Gradius would look like, the answer is probably something like Delta-V Racing. You don’t get the same sense of speed that you experience when you play F-Zero, but you do get futuristic looking cars and a power-up system that seems like it would be right at home in a Gradius game. It might not sound impressive, but it’s a combination that works wonders for Delta-V Racing. (more…)

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Pac-Man Dash Review

Every so often, videogame mascots are due for a comeback. Pac-Man made his last comeback with the release of Pac-Man Championship Edition, but that release didn’t have toys and a television show to accompany it. Pac-Man Dash! is part of Namco’s plan to bring this character back into public consciousness. The universe and the characters are all based on the “Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures” television show that debuted last month. (more…)

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Twin Moons Review

I’m not an adventure game fanatic. Don’t get me wrong– I enjoy Day of the Tentacle, and The Walking Dead as much as the next gamer, but many adventure games leave me feeling cold. I was afraid Twin Moons was going to be just another average point-and-click adventure, but I came away from it feeling impressed with the experience. (more…)

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MetalStorm: Aces Review

Metalstorm: Aces, is a free-to-play game that is an extension of 2011’s Metalstorm: Online. The game looks nice, has tons of aircraft to fly, and a plethora of upgrades that can keep you occupied for a long time. It has quite a few gameplay modes as well: You get a main campaign with 60 missions, a survival mode, and a versus mode, where you can battle random opponent or Game Center friends. There is an abundance of content available for you to start sifting through right off the bat. (more…)

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Limbo Review

Fans were both excited and nervous when they heard the 2010 platformer Limbo was coming to iOS. It’s not the dark visual style, the minimal sound, or the creepy atmosphere we worried might not translate well to the touchscreen– it’s the controls. Games like Limbo require responsive feedback that a player can expect from a keyboard or a controller, but not necessarily from a touchscreen. I’m glad to report that you can put your fears to rest: Limbo works great on iOS. (more…)

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Bloom Box Review

I’m a little conflicted when it comes to Bloom Box. On one hand the game is simple, has a ton of levels, and can get addicting once the gameplay finally clicks. On the other hand, it’s just another puzzle game on the App Store, without anything that makes it stand out. Not every game needs to have a mascot-type character, but this game really lacks any kind of personality. (more…)

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Man of Steel Review

The last Superman game I played was the infamously awful Superman 64. I’m happy to report that Man of Steel is a much better game, with 100% less flying through hoops and much better graphics. In this game, you’re trying to prevent General Zod and a number of faceless henchmen from destroying the Earth. You have Superman’s powers of flight, super speed, and heat vision to help you make short work of the countless foes you’ll encounter during your trip through the story mode. (more…)

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Scurvy Scallywags Review

It’s hard to get too excited about a match-3 game in this day and age. Scurvy Scallywags, however, refines what makes games like these so addictive, by tweaking the gameplay formula, and adding pirates to the mix. The story is entertaining, the game is fun, and even the in-app purchases are unobtrusive. All of these things factor into a pretty flawless experience. (more…)

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Sparkle 2 Review

Sparkle 2 is a blend of a match-3 marble shooter with some RPG elements mixed in. The premise of the game is to find five enchanted keys that are scattered across the game world, and discover the secret that the keys unlock. The story isn’t spectacular, but you don’t need to have played the original game to get your bearings in this one. (more…)

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After Earth Review

After Earth is an endless running game based on the M. Night Shyamalan movie of the same name. Traditionally, games based on movies are not very good, but I’m pleased to report that After Earth is not horrible. It tries its best to create something different in the endless runner genre, but unless you’re already a fan, you may not be interested in what it has to offer. (more…)

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Tetris Blitz Review

I used to be completely addicted to Tetris, but over the years it has faded into the background. It’s one of those games that you can get more out of in five minutes than you ever could in one hour. Many of the best puzzle games these days are much faster, shinier, and more dynamic, which are some of the reasons I enjoy Bejeweled Blitz. In Tetris Blitz, the classic puzzle game has been updated to follow the same formula of speed, explosions, and shiny things. (more…)