"No long-range strikes, not even air-to-air missiles. Instead, we've got the dogfighting version of melee attacks, up close and very personal."
"Expect to die a lot, but also expect to be richly rewarded once you master the obstacles put in front of you."
"I had promised myself to never again spend time in the career mode of a racing game after my 30 plus hours with Gran Turismo 5."
"There is no reason to look closer at Red Bull X-Fighters, but every reason to check out Joe Danger and Trials HD."
"id has learnt some new tricks that embellish the experience; but it still kills the old way. In today's world, that's almost a unique proposition."
"We are talking about the latest edition of former giant in the genre, and the amount of improvements is not impressive."
"Criterion have taken the popular crash mode from their Burnout series, turned it on its head and added all sorts of crazy ideas."
"FIFA 12 feels more heavy-handed than its predecessor, but remains very capable of portraying the beautiful game."
"You're travelling from A to B unloading whatever guns, bombs and destruction you can on the way. Contra on wheels? From the explosion count, it could well be."
"Implementation of Kinect is at times both daring and sometimes remarkable. The game takes a few confident steps in the right direction, but stumbles all too often."
"Microsoft and Treasure have worked closely together to offer up the definitive version of the greatest lost classic from an almost forgotten console generation."
"It's a game that captures the racing spirit, and gives the right amount of feedback. Rarely has it felt so rewarding to master a corner or pull off an overtake."
"We really shouldn't have doubted retail pressure, or new tech, would have humbled or hindered the studio in any way."
"For those holding their breath waiting for it fail: it doesn't. For those hoping for it to innovate: it doesn't. Either way, it's damn fine entertainment."
"If there is one thing that successful developers of sports games struggle with, it's innovation."
"If you think that El Shaddai is shock full of angel choirs, long white beards and the likes you are very wrong."
"Later escort missions are troublesome, as it feels as though Techland has equipped the NPCs with the same artificial intelligence as the zombies by mistake."
"That unrelenting action, that sees you pinball between rucks, is gratifyingly fun due to the emphasis on melee over gunplay."
Crispy, tasty and made out of pigs. The Baconing comes to us offering up wonderful humour and lots of loot!
"So, weapons great, destruction, lovely. The fundamentals are all there; pure arcade action. Sadly the rest isn't up to par."
"Even if Shift initially raises doubts, the mechanics works much better than we had expected - and about a million times better than the unfortunate on-foot sections of Driver 3."
"We're delighted with Toy Soldiers: Cold War, as it offers solid action, great controls, humour, and an extremely nice presentation."
"Initially cold, distant, disconnected, Deus Ex gradually proves a sublime experience of player freedom and choice, negating any lingering negativity."
"The only option is to slow your thrusts temporarily. But in a game requiring fast reflexes, this makes you look like a badly choreographed extra in a Michael Bay movie."
"Microsoft's Summer of Arcade-campaign has delivered a couple of really strong games this year, and Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet is no exception."
"Haunting, captivating, stunning...play God, build towering mountains, write profanities in sand two miles wide, but whatever you do: play this game."
"All hints of a serious story are thrown out the window as some Rambo-inspired warfare against drugs, complete with cheesy dialogue, begins."
"It's still odd seeing such extravagant violence in a Pixar title. Like Woody drawing a gun and capping Mr.Potato Head."
"A couple of small improvements doesn't help hide the fact that this is a shooter that lacks ideas with the Harry Potter brand tacked on."
"A labyrinth of blinking flat-screens, old storage rooms where pigs are hanging side-by-side with human corpses. At those times F.E.A.R. 3 seems like everything we hoped for."
"It's a meeting of minds every bit as intriguing as the Tarantino and Rodriguez Grindhouse double-bill, yet with one key difference: it delivers."
"There's likely plenty of gaps in the story ripe for action-aided filler between the second and third movies (what happened to Megan Fox not being one of them)."
"...we tend to judge games like Red Faction: Armageddon way more harshly than they deserve. It's popcorn-entertainment, a good game to spend a couple of hours with, and it performs that job splendidly."
"As a whole Dungeon Siege III offers some grand ideas, and the illusion of fantasy epic, but falls just before greatness due to its shortcomings."
"You're charged to dive in, wipe the network clear of the virus like a Norton version of Mr.Muscle...the net may be vast and infinite, but it's still 'Save the Princess' time."
"Alice: Madness Returns is a nice platform game. It's not without its problems, but the mechanics are good enough that fans of the genre should give it a try."
"It's quite obvious that Codemasters have wanted to make a game that on all accounts beats the rest of the genre, and that's something that they've partially succeeded with..."
This is a conversion - with tweaks - of Sega Rally's arcade fraternity. That means the type of Championship that was built to swallow pound coins, not time.
"Outland has the craftmanship that sets it alongside Super Meat Boy and Symphony of the Night. Difficult yet captivating."
The morning sun seeps in through the blinds at the Los Angeles Police Department headquarters. War veteran-turned cop Cole Phelps fix his holster, pulls on his police hat and walks out the door into one of the most ambitiously designed game worlds ever.
"None are impervious to Lego's charms. We went in with cynical size nines strapped on, ready to stomp hard. We came away sandalled and smiling."
"Only when you've a leaderboard billing that's reassuringly full of misspelt gamertags, is the experience every bit exciting and tense as the digital gods intended."
"Cry broken gameplay and you'd be wrong. The correct interpretation is: 'I'm defending my poor reaction times with terminal intensity. Let's hit restart, and give this another go.'"
"Frustration, some ill conceived boss fights and a rather unsatisfying combat system sends this God of Thunder fast on his way to the bargain bin."
"Short matches, quirky mini-games, and gameplay that focuses more on reflexes and timing than on proper tactics."
"Despite the fact that Operation Flashpoint: Red River tops its predecessor in many areas there are just too many flaws."
"Michael Jackson lived an incredibly rich life, so why am I forced to suffer through this barren experience..."
"Mortal Kombat throws me 20 years back in time and offers up wonderful retro- and nostalgia-laden memories from the wonderful 16-bit era."
"Portal 2 managed to surpass my very high expectations of it and it's the perfect sequel to the classic Portal. It does everything right and doesn't take a single wrong step."