"As it stands, this has the potential to both thrill and frustrate, but when it clicks, it absolutely soars."
"Gaijin has applied the same tactic that they did to the story to gameplay. Chuck everything you can at it and don't stop till the credits."
"It is this core idea that whilst ambitious, ultimately proves to be the game's biggest flaw."
"It's not a poor experience because Ubisoft has botched the HD update, but because the original game simply is one of the series' weakest moments."
"Raccoon City was supposed to die screaming. This is little more than a meek mewl - never have the roars of apocalypse been so muted."
"How to expand the appeal without disemboweling what made the genre - complex flight patterns and bullet storms - both unique and dizzyingly satisfying?"
"Kinect Rush is a title that can be enjoyed by both those limber with youth and those of us with the mid-riff paunch denoting entry into the thirtieth year."
"That development is now handled by the "real" FIFA team means amalgamation of the two sides of EA's game - both good and bad."
"Shoot Many Robots is a successful take on a proven concept - it just needed a little more humour, warmth and stand-out moments to really shine."
"A beautiful hunk of meat sits untouched in my backpack. It could restore my health, but the fiction has impressed upon me suspicion, and a line I refuse to cross."
"With Mass Effect 3 Bioware has created a final chapter that triumphs where so many other closing chapters fail..."
"Crash Time 4 is a driving game with the heart of a badly written crime drama."
"The snows glistens nicely, and there are no technical hick ups such as slowdowns or pop ups to report."
"It's entertainment on a scale and scope that'll you not see in cinema - because film companies wouldn't be mad enough (or capable enough) to fund or film it."
"If you enjoyed the original Alan Wake you don't need to think twice about picking American Nightmare up..."
"I couldn't help but think of Half-Life 2 when I played Syndicate: it's likely Starbreeze have studied what Valve did very closely."
"Make no mistake: UFC Undisputed 3 is a better game than its predecessor and feels much more like a true sequel."
"Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning is a game that slots nicely into an empty space in the genre."
"There's uncomfortable familiarity in sneaking glances at smutty pictures on your mobile. Less pornography, more realistic snapshot of relationships in the modern tech-heavy age."
"A heated battle ensues, with career points and honour at stake. I'm force to use the entire repertoire of shots to have even a chance of staying in the game."
"Minors and those easily offended beware. This wears its 18 rating with bloody pride. Jackie isn't afraid of the dark anymore, but neither should you be."
"It's captivating, challenging, and exciting entertainment, with a healthy dose of humour and kitsch."
"It's the fascination of seeing a disembowelled man: appreciation of the compact components wars with the sick feeling that the parts are not where they should be."
"Their relationship is a microcosm of the games overall theme; the battle between good and evil, between Soul Calibur and Soul Edge."
"It doesn't aid matters that many locations are reused with little variation no matter what year in the timeline you choose to visit."
Running around, setting groups of zombies on fire, then dispatching them with my shotgun, remained entertaining throughout.
"The developers at Zombie Studios have tried to render the controller obsolete in first person shooters."
"It's an incredibly well crafted and addictive game, that Xbox 360 owners will be able to experience at long last."
"Trine 2 expands on all the qualities that were there in the first game, and adds more creativity and co-operative fun."
"Based on what we've played, you'll have plenty of players returning to the game to stick boots to asses for a final tour of duty."
"There are limbs flying in every direction in this game, regardless of whether you choose to fight with a sword or a staff."
"It's certainly different from its predecessors, enough to mean WWE '12 is an enjoyable title not only for the wrestling enthusiast, but the more general fight fan too."
"That it has enough content to keep most busy into the new year just makes it even more enticing as a potential Christmas gift."
"It's akin to playing a chess-master at Bruce Lee speed. Digits and brains will bruise, whether you loose or win."
"The idea was a good one. An action-packed road race from San Francisco to New York using Battlefield 3's graphics engine. It sounded superb. It isn't."
"Above all else, it remembers to be something that a lot of other games seem to forget these days - and that is to be consistent, rambunctious fun."
"As the title implies we're due some answers and that's what we're getting in Assassin's Creed: Revelations."
All-time classic Halo: Combat Evolved is back on Xbox this winter in the form of the revamped Halo: Anniversary. 343 Industries has come out fighting and proved that, so far at least, it knows how to handle Halo.
"Ubisoft have returned to the core experience - taken what's entertaining and stuck with it rather than adding unnecessary stuff on top."
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is pound for pound, or more accurately penny for mile, the most attractive proposition this packed release period for the solo player.
"Modern Warfare 3 takes what we've come to expect of the series and makes the best of it."
Make sure your gaming schedule has room over for the old Martini downing double zero this fall. He deserves your time and attention.
"The end result is a somewhat half-hearted celebration of Sonic's career. And perhaps that's just the kind of celebration he deserves."
"Fans of club music are bound to be pleased with the 40 or so tracks sporting Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Missy Elliot and Britney Spears."
"It may not be the rebirth of Spyro old timers were hoping for, but it's a brave new direction that actually works."
"Excuse my lack lacklustre rambling, but this is how I feel about Kinect Sports Season 2 - uninvolved."
"Let this be a perfect example of how to do a classic arcade conversion. Daytona USA is the best history lesson gamers of today can have."
"It's the best multiplayer experience I've had so far this year, and a game no action fan should miss out on."
"It's not really until we get Frank back that I fully realise just how much of a bore Chuck was."
"Consider this the second act, the better half, the conclusion after the cliffhanger - Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi (without the weak bits) rolled into one."