‘Remastered’ PlayStation Classic Better Than Ever

August 8, 2014

The last console generation was a tremendous success for Naughty Dog. The gorgeous visuals and natural dialogue of the “Uncharted” series proved the team was capable of much more than cartoonish character platformers.

A delightful tribute to the side-scrollers of yore

July 11, 2014

Yacht Club Games’ Shovel Knight not only looks and feels like a lost gem from gaming’s past, it hybridizes classic gameplay mechanics from Capcom hits while injecting a modern risk/reward system.

EA Sports Makes a Solid First Strike in the Octagon

June 27, 2014

It’s clear that EA’s “UFC” team bleeds martial arts. Everything about its new title — from the integration of UFC-branded videos to a roster including everyone from Jon “Bones” Jones to Ronda Rousey — has been painstakingly shaped into one of the most realistic depictions of the sport to date.

Of massacres and mead

June 20, 2014

Stoic’s “The Banner Saga” is a turn-based tactical role-playing game rooted in choice and consequence. The Kickstarter title from ex-BioWare developers blends beautiful graphics and a haunting score by Austin Wintory.