Metacritic Features and Reports: Games

  1. Book Review: "Extra Lives" by Tom Bissell

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    Published: June 15, 2010
    In a series of nine essays, journalist and author Bissell explores the highs and lows of videogames today, while also profiling some of the industry's top game creators and chronicling his own obsessive relationship with gaming. We take a look at what reviewers are saying about this new book.
  2. Six Picks for the Week Ahead in Entertainment

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    Published: June 7, 2010
    Preview the upcoming week
  3. iPhone/iPad Games Guide: What to Buy This Month

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    Published: June 2, 2010
    Looking for something to do with your iPhone or iPad? We have the details about May
  4. Super Mario Galaxy 2: Inside the Reviews

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    Published: May 22, 2010
    There is a new contender for best Wii game of all time. The sequel "Super Mario Galaxy 2" hits stores this weekend, and it has critics raving. Find out what makes Mario's latest adventure so good.
  5. Ranked: Mario and Super Mario Games

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    Published: May 20, 2010
    This weekend, Nintendo releases Mario's latest adventure, "Super Mario Galaxy 2" (Wii). It seems like the perfect time to explore the history of the Mario series, and rank the previous titles from best to worst.
  6. Red Dead Redemption: Inside the Reviews

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    Published: May 18, 2010
    You might be hearing the phrase "Game of the Year candidate" a lot this week, and this new Wild West adventure from the creators of Grand Theft Auto is a major reason why. Find out exactly what the critics are saying about this new PS3/360 title.
  7. Six Picks: Previewing the Week Ahead in Entertainment

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    Published: May 17, 2010
    Preview the upcoming week
  8. Alan Wake: Inside the Reviews

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    Published: May 10, 2010
    The embargo is over, and reviews are pouring in for the moody new thriller "Alan Wake," one of the year's most-anticipated 360 exclusives. Does the game live up to the hype?
  9. iPhone/iPad Games Guide: What to Buy This Month

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    Published: April 24, 2010
    Looking to load up your iPhone or iPad with games? We have the details about April's best new releases, including a hot new title from the makers of Final Fantasy.
  10. Ranked: "Splinter Cell Conviction" and Other Tom Clancy Games

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    Published: April 13, 2010
    How does the newest Splinter Cell game compare to previous titles in the series, and to other Tom Clancy games? Check out our rankings.
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