Metacritic Features and Reports: Games

  1. Six Picks for the Week of August 15-21

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    Published: August 14, 2011
    The week ahead brings a pair of remakes of iconic 1980s films, the year's only film in Aromascope, and the season finale of a surprisingly good MTV series. Get details on all of the week's picks inside.
  2. iPhone/iPad Games Guide: What to Buy This Month

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    Published: August 2, 2011
    Last month's top iPhone and iPad games include something for everyone, from casual puzzlers like "Qvoid" to an iOS port of the manic shooter "Deathsmiles."
  3. iPhone/iPad Games Guide: What to Buy This Month

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    Published: July 5, 2011
    Our roundup of the best iOS games released in June includes an action-puzzle title starring a jiggly pudding, and a port of "Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing."
  4. 30 Games That Emerged from Development Hell

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    Published: June 23, 2011
    After 15 years in development limbo, Duke Nukem Forever finally arrived in stores last week, though game critics aren't rejoicing. We look at that and other long-delayed games that eventually managed to shed their vaporware status, with results ranging from maligned to sublime.
  5. Six Picks for the Week of June 13-19

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    Published: June 12, 2011
    This week, two classic videogames are reborn, "Green Lantern" heads to cineplexes, and aliens invade TNT. Plus, listen to the new Junior Boys album.
  6. Six Picks for the Week of June 6-12

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    Published: June 5, 2011
    This week, after months of major buzz, J.J. Abrams' "Super 8" finally crashes your local cineplex. Plus, the gaming industry gathers in Los Angeles, while music fans head to Tennessee.
  7. iPhone/iPad Games Guide: What to Buy This Month

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    Published: June 1, 2011
    May's best-reviewed iOS games include a great new soccer game, a prequel to an acclaimed RPG, and a variety of puzzle and action titles. Pick out some to add to your iPhone or iPad.
  8. L.A. Noire: Inside the Reviews

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    Published: May 19, 2011
    The newest original game concept from "Grand Theft Auto" creator Rockstar Games arrived in stores this week after months of hype. How good did it turn out to be? We take a closer look at the critical response to detective thriller "L.A. Noire."
  9. Six Picks for the Week of May 16-22

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    Published: May 15, 2011
    This week sees the arrival of 2011's most-anticipated videogame and the fourth installment in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. It's also the week to learn about the networks' fall schedules, and take a new tour of the Star Wars universe.
  10. Six Picks for the Week of May 9-15

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    Published: May 8, 2011
    This week, "Smallville" comes to an end, while The Cars make a new beginning. There's also a Judd Apatow-produced comedy, a new disc from Lonely Island, and a first-person shooter that isn't a sequel.
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