Deep and involving mechanics, lavish, fluid artwork, and an emotionally resonant storyline--Dust pretty much has it all.
Burnout Paradise takes some risks with some of the series' most basic concepts, and the end result pays off surprisingly well.
Professor Layton and the Curious Village is an outstanding mix of charm and logic that's likely to make a pretty deep impression on you.
Sony Santa Monica makes us care about Kratos in this stunning revival of the series.
Firaxis honors the XCOM name with turn-based strategy that shepherds players as expertly as it punishes, confidently balancing the micro and the macro all the while.
Niko Bellic is one of the most human protagonists to ever appear in a video game, and his trials and tribulations make GTA IV absolutely unforgettable.
The Walking Dead's first season is nothing short of a masterpiece of modern horror gaming.
The game is much greater than the sum of its familiar parts. It's also one of the best shooters so far this year.
Killzone 2 offers terrific class-based multiplayer that will keep you coming back long after the campaign is finished.
After more than a decade, portability and a lovely visual makeover are just bonus features for a game that holds up as well as Ocarina of Time.