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TERA Rising Review

A review of TERA Rising, the relaunched free-to-play MMORPG from Bluehole Studio and En Masse Entertainment.

Need for Speed World Review

A review of Need for Speed World, a free-to-play online racing game from Electronic Arts.

PlanetSide 2 Review

PlanetSide 2 is a massively multiplayer shooter from Sony Online Entertainment. It's set in the sci-fi world of Auraxis and offers battles on a scale that few games can match.

Guild Wars 2 Review

A review of ArenaNet's new MMORPG, Guild Wars 2.

Tribes: Ascend Review

Our review of Tribes: Ascend, a free-to-play online shooter from Hi-Rez Studios.

Battlestar Galactica Online Review

Itching for a little space combat? Battlestar Galactica Online offers Colonial vs. Cylon fleet battles right in your Web browser. Here's our review of this sci-fi MMORPG from Bigpoint.

Star Wars: The Old Republic Review (PC)

Renowned game developer Bioware's first MMORPG, Star Wars: The Old Republic, let's you dawn a lightsaber or a blaster pistol and fight your way across the galaxy. We've posted our review of this new game for your perusal.

Battlefield 3 Multiplayer Review (PC)

Battlefield 3 is one of the biggest FPS releases of 2011. The game features a wide variety of combat vehicles, destructive environments, and spectacular graphics. This is our review of the game's multiplayer component.

Age of Empires Online Review (PC)

A review of the free-to-play RTS game Age of Empires Online from Microsoft and Gas Powered Games.

Lineage II Review

Lineage and Lineage 2 are leading MMORPGs in Korea, but they are often overlooked here in North America. Chronicle 4: Scions of Destiny was recently released for Lineage 2 and it is the largest update for the game so far, making it a good time to take a closer look at this renowned title.

Alice in Wonderland Review (PC)

Everyone knows the Lewis Carroll's classic tale Alice in Wonderland, where a young girl named Alice falls down a rabbit hole and gets swept up in a magical tale of fantasy. But while the hidden object game of the same name bares some thematic similarities with its literary predecessor, it also tells a new, and very refreshing, story. It's just too bad that the actual gameplay isn't quite as creative as the rest of the game.

Puzzle Bots Review (PC)

If there's one thing that can make just about any game more interesting, it's robots. And if those robots just so happen to be tiny and adorable, well, all the better. Puzzle Bots stars a delightful cast of miniature robots on a mission to save a factory from certain doom. It's funny, cute, and absolutely packed to the brim with puzzles to solve. But more importantly, it's just plain fun. This is the type of game that will have you smiling from beginning to end.

World of Tanks Review (PC)

It seems that the most inventive games often come from independent developers that have little to lose and everything to gain from trying something different. World of Tanks is an inspired mixture of simulation game and shooter with a viral quality that leaves you wondering why no one has done this before. Here's a closer look a this new F2P online tank game from Wargaming.net.

Rift Review (PC)

You've probably noticed that the number of fantasy MMORPGs on the market has soared to such heights in recent years that it's getting hard to tell one from the next. Rift enters the scene with its own take on elves and dwarves, as well as a remarkably complete set of features for a game of this kind. They've also introduced a dynamic spawn system that they are hoping will breathe new life into what is, by now, a tired formula. Can Rift set itself apart from the competition, or have we all played this already with a different skin?

World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Review (PC)

The evolution of Blizzard's blockbuster MMORPG has been a six-year spectacle that has been impossible to ignore. The remarkable strides World of Warcraft has taken over the course of 3 expansion packs have put an ever-growing chasm between it and its closest competition. The latest expansion for WoW is Cataclysm, and as well as adding the expected new high-level content, it reworks large portions of the original Azeroth.

Hamlet Review (PC)

Though it bears the same name and basic story, mif2000's interpretation of William Shakespeare's classic play Hamlet is decidedly different from the original. With quirky characters and goofy plot twists, this isn't the play you remember from English class. But while the game's peculiar sense of humor and charming cartoon visuals are wonderful, the frequently frustrating difficulty level will turn off a lot of players.

Red Remover Review (Browser)

There are few better ways to spend your time on a computer than with a good puzzle game. A game like Red Remover. It's the type of game that has simple goals and simple controls, yet it will frequently tax your brain as you try to come up with solutions. You'll be removing red from the game, but your face might just be turning red as you play.

Cooking Mama: Friends' Cafe Review (Facebook)

Mama sure does get around. After numerous releases across game consoles, handhelds, and even mobile phones, the Cooking Mama series has finally landed on Facebook. And nothing has been lost in the translation. The game sports the same bright and happy style coupled with great mini-game-based gameplay that has made the series so popular.

Phantasmat Review (PC/Mac)

A hidden object game about a haunted hotel sounds like about the most cliche game imaginable. But Phantasmat is anything but. It's spooky, challenging, and full of great writing and a small cast of memorable characters. It's lengthy and beautiful and, in short, just about everything you could want in a hidden object game.

The Secret Plant Society Review (Facebook)

The Secret Plant Society isn't the type of game that's full of grandiose plans and expectations it can't live up to. It's a gardening game, plain and simple. You plant, water, and cultivate seeds, all the while decorating your virtual greenhouse. And that's about it. But in spite of its relative simplicity, The Secret Plant Society is surprisingly compelling.

Rebuild Review (Browser)

When zombies take over the world, what will you do? That's the question that Rebuild, an incredibly addictive browser-based strategy game, asks. It's your goal to rebuild the world as we know it through careful planning. It's not particularly difficult, and it's over surprisingly quickly, but while it lasts Rebuild is hard to step away from.

James Patterson: Catch a Killer Review (Facebook)

James Patterson is known for writing some of the most engaging thrillers around, and now he's on Facebook. Catch a Killer takes a fast paced, intense Patterson crime drama and wraps it up in a hidden object game. It may not be all that original, but the approachable gameplay and great writing make it well worth a play.

Pinball Soccer Stars Review (Browser)

If you mashed together pinball and foosball, you'd get something that looks a lot like Online Pinball Soccer Stars. The browser game mixes the two styles of play into a game with a very intriguing premise and a nice twist on the regular pinball formula. But as good as that premise is, it doesn't matter when the game has such poor physics.

Heaven's Diner Review (Facebook)

Restaurant themed time management games are nothing new, but on Facebook the genre is woefully underrepresented. So thank the heavens for Heaven's Diner. The game brings the same core gameplay that has made games like Diner Dash so successful, only it's playable on Facebook, with all the expected features. There's even an iPhone app that lets you bring real world food into the game. In short, it's heavenly.

Uphill Rush 3 Review (Browser)

The Uphill Rush series is one of the web's preeminent time wasters, and the third entry is no different. Uphill Rush 3 features lots of crazy vehicles to pilot, a wide array of courses to speed across, and action that's both fast and exciting. In fact, if it weren't for the fidgety controls and wonky physics, this game would be almost perfect. But instead it ranges from exciting highs to frustrating lows on a regular basis.

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