Metacritic Features and Reports: Games

  1. 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."
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. The Disconnect: When Gamers Disagree With Critics

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    Published: May 4, 2011
    The release of Portal 2 exposed a divide between game critics and users. While that title's user scores have rebounded, others haven't. We take a look at the games with the biggest score differentials between professional reviewers and gamers.
  5. iPhone/iPad Games Guide: What to Buy This Month

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    Published: May 2, 2011
    April's best iOS games include plenty of choices for fans of action puzzle games (including a port of the award-winning Wii game "World of Goo") as well as other familiar titles that are appearing on the platform for the first time.
  6. Six Picks for the Week of April 18-24

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    Published: April 17, 2011
    This week's best bets include one of the most anticipated videogames of the year and the return of an acclaimed HBO drama.
  7. iPhone/iPad Games Guide: What to Buy This Month

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    Published: March 30, 2011
    March's best iOS games include the latest Angry Birds title -- which also happens to be a rare movie tie-in with stellar reviews -- plus several updated 1980s-era classics and the first Tom Clancy shooter made for the iPhone.
  8. A Note Regarding Game Credits

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    Published: March 28, 2011
    We have turned off career scores for people in our game credits. Here's why.
  9. Hardware Review: Nintendo 3DS

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    Published: March 23, 2011
    Nintendo's groundbreaking handheld gaming device arrives in stores this weekend after a year of hype. Can glasses-free 3D gameplay and other new features make up for poor battery life? Find out what critics are saying.
  10. Six Picks for the Week of March 21-27

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    Published: March 20, 2011
    From "Sucker Punch" to the launch of the Nintendo 3DS to a new Strokes album to HBO's Emmy-baiting new miniseries, there's something for just about everyone this week.
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