Action Games

SoulCalibur 1.

SoulCalibur

Platform: Dreamcast
September 8, 1999
This is a tale of souls and swords, transcending the world and all its history, told for all eternity... The greatest weapons-based fighter returns, this time on Sega Dreamcast. Soul Calibur unleashes incredible graphics, fantastic fighters, and combos so amazing they'll make your head spin!
Metascore:
98
User Score:
8.5
Super Mario Galaxy 2.

Super Mario Galaxy

Platform: Wii
November 12, 2007
[Metacritic's 2007 Wii Game of the Year] The ultimate Nintendo hero is taking the ultimate step ... out into space. Join Mario as he ushers in a new era of video games, defying gravity across all the planets in the galaxy. When some creature escapes into space with Princess Peach, Mario gives chase, exploring bizarre planets all across the galaxy. Mario, Peach and enemies new and old are here. Players run, jump and battle enemies as they explore all the planets in the galaxy. Since this game makes full use of all the features of the Wii Remote, players have to do all kinds of things to succeed: pressing buttons, swinging the Wii Remote and the Nunchuk, and even pointing at and dragging things with the pointer. Since he's in space, Mario can perform mind-bending jumps unlike anything he's done before. He'll also have a wealth of new moves that are all based around tilting, pointing and shaking the Wii Remote. Shake, tilt and point! Mario takes advantage of all the unique aspects of the Wii Remote and Nunchuk controller, unleashing new moves as players shake the controller and even point at and drag items with the pointer. [Nintendo]
Metascore:
97
User Score:
9.1
Super Mario Galaxy 2 3.

Super Mario Galaxy 2

Platform: Wii
May 23, 2010
Super Mario Galaxy 2, the sequel to the galaxy-hopping original game, includes the gravity-defying, physics-based exploration from the first game, but is loaded with entirely new galaxies and features to challenge players. On some stages, Mario can pair up with his dinosaur buddy Yoshi and use his tongue to grab items and spit them back at enemies. Players can also have fun with new items such as a drill that lets our hero tunnel through solid rock. [Nintendo]
Metascore:
97
User Score:
9.1
Perfect Dark 4.

Perfect Dark

Platform: Nintendo 64
May 22, 2000
Step into the Dark... As Carrington Institute's most promising new Agent, Joanna Dark must uncover the truth behind the dataDyne Corporation's recent technological breakthroughs - breakthroughs which could have serious consequences for mankind.
Metascore:
97
User Score:
8.8
Metroid Prime 5.

Metroid Prime

Platform: GameCube
November 17, 2002
Samus returns in a new mission to unravel the mystery behind the ruined walls scattered across Tallon IV. In Metroid Prime, you'll play the role of this bounty hunter and view the world through her visor, which displays information ranging from current energy levels to ammunition. Equipped with a Power Beam and Gravity Suit, you must shoot locked switches, solve puzzles, and eliminate enemies. It's up to you to explore the world and recover more power-ups and weapons, which gradually open more gameplay areas.
Metascore:
97
User Score:
8.6
Super Mario Odyssey 6.

Super Mario Odyssey

Platform: Switch
October 27, 2017
New Evolution of Mario Sandbox-Style Gameplay. Mario embarks on a new journey through unknown worlds, running and jumping through huge 3D worlds in the first sandbox-style Mario game since Super Mario 64 and Super Mario Sunshine. Set sail between expansive worlds aboard an airship, and perform all-new actions, such as throwing Mario's cap.
Metascore:
97
User Score:
8.9
Halo: Combat Evolved 7.

Halo: Combat Evolved

Platform: Xbox
November 14, 2001
Enter the mysterious world of Halo, an alien planet shaped like a ring. As mankind's super soldier Master Chief, you must uncover the secrets of Halo and fend off the attacking Covenant. During your missions, you'll battle on foot, in vehicles, inside, and outside with alien and human weaponry. Your objectives include attacking enemy outposts, raiding underground labs for advanced technology, rescuing fallen comrades, and sniping enemy forces. Halo also lets you battle three other players via intense split screen combat or fight cooperatively with a friend through the single-player missions.
Metascore:
97
User Score:
8.7
Half-Life 2 8.

Half-Life 2

Platform: PC
November 16, 2004
[Metacritic's 2004 PC Game of the Year] By taking the suspense, challenge and visceral charge of the original, and adding startling new realism and responsiveness, Half-Life 2 opens the door to a world where the player's presence affects everything around him, from the physical environment to the behaviors -- even the emotions -- of both friends and enemies. The player again picks up the crowbar of research scientist Gordon Freeman, who finds himself on an alien-infested Earth being picked to the bone, its resources depleted, its populace dwindling. Freeman is thrust into the unenviable role of rescuing the world from the wrong he unleashed back at Black Mesa. And a lot of people -- people he cares about -- are counting on him. [Vivendi Universal]
Metascore:
96
User Score:
9.0
BioShock 9.

BioShock

Platform: Xbox 360
August 21, 2007
[Metacritic's 2007 Xbox 360 Game of the Year] Going beyond "run and gun corridors," "monster-closet AIs" and static worlds, BioShock creates a living, unique and unpredictable FPS experience. After your plane crashes into icy uncharted waters, you discover a rusted bathysphere and descend into Rapture, a city hidden beneath the sea. Constructed as an idealistic society for a hand picked group of scientists, artists and industrialists, the idealism is no more. Now the city is littered with corpses, wildly powerful guardians roam the corridors as little girls loot the dead, and genetically mutated citizens ambush you at every turn. Take control of your world by hacking mechanical devices, commandeering security turrets and crafting unique items critical to your very survival. Upgrade your weapons with ionic gels, explosives and toxins to customize them to the enemy and environment. Genetically modify your body through dozens of Plasmid Stations scattered throughout the city, empowering you with fantastic and often grotesque abilities. Explore a living world powered by Ecological A.I., where the inhabitants have interesting and consequential relationships with one another that impact your gameplay experience. Experience truly next generation graphics that vividly illustrate the forlorn art deco city, highlighted by the most detailed and realistic water effects ever developed in a video game. Make meaningful choices and mature decisions, ultimately culminating in the grand question: do you exploit the innocent survivors of Rapture...or save them? [2K Games]
Metascore:
96
User Score:
8.7
GoldenEye 007 10.

GoldenEye 007

Platform: Nintendo 64
August 25, 1997
You are Bond. James Bond. You are assigned covert operations connected with the GoldenEye weapons satellite. M will brief you on your mission and objectives from London. Q Branch will support your efforts with a plentiful supply of weapons and gadgets. Moneypenny offers you light-hearted best wishes and you're off! Your mission begins in the heavily guarded chemical warfare facility at the Byelomorye Dam in the USSR. Look and shoot in any direction as you navigate 12 interactive 3-D environments. Use stealth and force as you see fit in matters of international security. Consider the military personnel expendable. You are licensed to kill!
Metascore:
96
User Score:
9.0
World of Goo 11.

World of Goo

Platform: iOS
December 15, 2010
This is a big game, and requires an iPhone 3GS or newer or a 3rd gen iPod Touch or newer. It must be downloaded over a Wi-Fi connection.Beautiful and surprising, the millions of Goo Balls who live in the World of Goo are curious to explore - but they don't know that they are in a game, or that they are extremely delicious. This is the FULL award winning game, now on iPhone and iPod Touch. Drag and drop living, squirming, talking, globs of goo to build structures, bridges, cannonballs, zeppelins, and giant tongues. Mysterious Levels - Each level is strange and dangerously beautiful, introducing new puzzles, areas, and the creatures that live in them. World of Goo Balls - Along the way, undiscovered new species of Goo Ball, each with unique abilities, come together to ooze through reluctant tales of discovery, love, conspiracy, beauty, electric power, and the third dimension. The Sign Painter - Someone is watching you. World of Goo Corporation - Congratulations! World of Goo Corporation is the Global Leader in Goo and Goo Related Product, including World of Goo Corporation Trademark Brand Soft Drink Beverage and World of Goo Corporation Trademark Brand Facial Exfoliating Lotion. Succulent! Massive Online Competition - Human players around the world compete in a living leaderboard to build the tallest towers of goo in World of Goo Corporation's mysterious sandbox. World of Goo Corporation is contractually obligated to state that everyone is a winner and is enthusiastic to celebrate everyone's tower building opportunities equally. Congratulations, and good luck!
Metascore:
96
User Score:
7.1
The Orange Box 12.

The Orange Box

Platform: Xbox 360
October 10, 2007
Games included in The Orange Box compilation: The original Half-Life 2 - The player again picks up the crowbar of research scientist Gordon Freeman, who finds himself on an alien-infested Earth being picked to the bone, its resources depleted, its populace dwindling. Freeman is thrust into the unenviable role of rescuing the world from the wrong he unleashed back at Black Mesa. And a lot of people - people he cares about - are counting on him. Half-Life 2: Episode One - The player reprises his role of Dr. Freeman, who must immediately face the repercussions of his actions in City 17 and the Citadel. Freeman reconnects with Alyx Vance and her robot, Dog, as they continue their support of the resistance's battle against the Combine forces. Half-Life 2: Episode Two -- the second installment in Valve's episodic trilogy advances the award-winning story, leading the player to new locations outside of City 17. Portal - a pioneering type of single player action game that rewrites the rules for how players approach and manipulate their environment – much like how Half-Life 2's Gravity Gun reinvented the way gamers interact with objects in the game. Team Fortress 2 - an all-new version of the legendary title that spawned team based multiplayer action games. The game's daring new art style features the most advanced graphics of any Source-based game released to date. [Valve Software]
Metascore:
96
User Score:
8.8
The Orange Box 13.

The Orange Box

Platform: PC
October 10, 2007
Games included in The Orange Box compilation: The original Half-Life 2 - The player again picks up the crowbar of research scientist Gordon Freeman, who finds himself on an alien-infested Earth being picked to the bone, its resources depleted, its populace dwindling. Freeman is thrust into the unenviable role of rescuing the world from the wrong he unleashed back at Black Mesa. And a lot of people - people he cares about - are counting on him. Half-Life 2: Episode One - The player reprises his role of Dr. Freeman, who must immediately face the repercussions of his actions in City 17 and the Citadel. Freeman reconnects with Alyx Vance and her robot, Dog, as they continue their support of the resistance's battle against the Combine forces. Half-Life 2: Episode Two -- the second installment in Valve's episodic trilogy advances the award-winning story, leading the player to new locations outside of City 17. Portal - a pioneering type of single player action game that rewrites the rules for how players approach and manipulate their environment – much like how Half-Life 2's Gravity Gun reinvented the way gamers interact with objects in the game. Team Fortress 2 - an all-new version of the legendary title that spawned team based multiplayer action games. The game's daring new art style features the most advanced graphics of any Source-based game released to date. [Valve Software]
Metascore:
96
User Score:
9.2
Tekken 3 14.

Tekken 3

Platform: PlayStation
April 29, 1998
An ancient evil force has reawakened, attacking in secret and feeding on the souls of mighty warriors. To lure it out of hiding will take the greatest fighting contest the world has ever seen...Tekken 3. Some are fighting for revenge, some for honor, Ultimately, all are fighting for their lives and the fate of all mankind.
Metascore:
96
User Score:
9.1
Super QuickHook 15.

Super QuickHook

Platform: iOS
June 17, 2010
Conquer Eagle Mountain with the help of your trusty grappling hook. Swing and run your way through meadows, frost-tinged fields, ice caverns, volcanic caves, and more. Find secrets, loot, and special encounters. Race against your friends. Explore peaceful landscapes, or try to outrun an endless avalanche. QuickHook combines heavy replay value with deep variety! HEAVY REPLAY VALUE - Find loot to spend on character upgrades and equipment - Unlock Nightmare levels, new equipment, and fancier hats - Seamless Leaderboards and Stats / Medals for each level - 66 different achievements, most of them based on exploring secrets - Duel system: Ghost Race your friends! - Random, infinite Avalanche Mode: * Survive a roaring avalanche, right behind you, as long as you can. * Over 60 different possible "sections", most with secret paths. * Ghost race your friends to send them your personal Avalanche level! DEEP VARIETY - Varied landscapes - Each level has its own challenges and art - Secrets and Easter Eggs - Character customization: Show off your gear! - Free updates that add more achievements, secrets, and equipment - Hand crafted race/exploration levels * 18 levels with multiple paths and hidden areas, with more levels coming! *** In Update 1, already submitted and Coming Soon: - Content Update: Four all new levels, infested with fungi! New hats, grappling hooks, secrets, and achievements! - Unlock requirements for the levels lessened considerably! Beating Dev Scores no longer required to unlock the Nightmare Levels. - Bug related to unlock progression fixed: Avalanche 2000 score wasn't meant to be required to unlock Burn Alley. Now used to unlock the Nightmare levels. - Use OpenFeint to back up your save, in the settings menu! Transfer your SQH save between devices! - Rate Us page added to Rocketcatalog. We tried to make it not annoying. There's a picture of a gnome in there. - "Beat one nightmare/developer score multiple times" bug fixed. - Interactive credits level!
Metascore:
96
User Score:
5.6
Half-Life 16.

Half-Life

Platform: PC
November 19, 1998
Half-Life combines great storytelling in the tradition of Stephen King with intense action and advanced technology to create a frighteningly realistic world where players need to think smart to survive. Half-Life has won more than 50 Game of the Year awards from publications around the world, and was named 'Best PC Game Ever' in PC Gamer's November 1999 issue. [Sierra]
Metascore:
96
User Score:
8.7
BioShock 17.

BioShock

Platform: PC
August 21, 2007
Going beyond "run and gun corridors," "monster-closet AIs" and static worlds, BioShock creates a living, unique and unpredictable FPS experience. After your plane crashes into icy uncharted waters, you discover a rusted bathysphere and descend into Rapture, a city hidden beneath the sea. Constructed as an idealistic society for a hand picked group of scientists, artists and industrialists, the idealism is no more. Now the city is littered with corpses, wildly powerful guardians roam the corridors as little girls loot the dead, and genetically mutated citizens ambush you at every turn. Take control of your world by hacking mechanical devices, commandeering security turrets and crafting unique items critical to your very survival. Upgrade your weapons with ionic gels, explosives and toxins to customize them to the enemy and environment. Genetically modify your body through dozens of Plasmid Stations scattered throughout the city, empowering you with fantastic and often grotesque abilities. Explore a living world powered by Ecological A.I., where the inhabitants have interesting and consequential relationships with one another that impact your gameplay experience. Experience truly next generation graphics that vividly illustrate the forlorn art deco city, highlighted by the most detailed and realistic water effects ever developed in a video game. Make meaningful choices and mature decisions, ultimately culminating in the grand question: do you exploit the innocent survivors of Rapture...or save them? [2K Games]
Metascore:
96
User Score:
8.6
LittleBigPlanet 18.

LittleBigPlanet

Platform: PlayStation 3
October 27, 2008
In LittleBigPlanet Players meet on a blue and green planet scattered with individual plots – and use their character's amazing abilities to play, create and share what they build with other gamers throughout the world via the Playstation Network. The LittleBigPlanet experience starts with players learning about their character’s powers to interact physically with the environment. There are places to explore, creative resources to collect and puzzles to solve – all requiring a combination of brains and collaborative teamwork. As soon as players begin their creative skills will grow and they will soon be ready to start creating and modifying their surroundings – the first step to sharing them with the whole community.Characters have the power to move anything in this glued and stitched-together 3D landscape; they have the power to design, shape and build both objects and entire locations for others to view and play. There’s no complicated level editor; all of these skills can be learned by simply playing the game. Creativity is part of the gameplay experience and playing is part of the creative experience. Players can make their world as open or as secretive to explore as they like. When it’s ready, they can invite anyone within the LittleBigPlanet community to come and explore their patch – or can go and explore everybody else's. [SCEA]
Metascore:
95
User Score:
6.8
Red Dead Redemption 19.

Red Dead Redemption

Platform: PlayStation 3
May 18, 2010
Developed by Rockstar San Diego, as a follow up to the 2004 hit game Red Dead Revolver, Red Dead Redemption is a Western epic, set at the turn of the 20th century when the lawless and chaotic badlands began to give way to the expanding reach of government and the spread of the Industrial Age. The story of former outlaw, John Marston, Red Dead Redemption takes players on a great adventure across the American frontier. Utilizing Rockstar's proprietary Rockstar Advanced Game Engine (RAGE), Red Dead Redemption features an open-world environment for players to explore, including frontier towns, rolling prairies teeming with wildlife, and perilous mountain passes - each packed with an endless flow of varied distractions. Along the way, players experience the heat of gunfights and battles, meet a host of unique characters, struggle against the harshness of one of the world’s last remaining wildernesses, and ultimately pick their own precarious path through an epic story about the death of the Wild West and the gunslingers that inhabited it. [Rockstar Games]
Metascore:
95
User Score:
8.9
Halo 2 20.

Halo 2

Platform: Xbox
November 9, 2004
The Covenant alien race threatens to destroy all humankind, and the only thing standing in its way is Master Chief, a genetically enhanced supersoldier. Master Chief returns in Halo 2, which features new vehicles, weapons, environments, and more. This time, you can interact with your environment, wield two weapons at the same time, board opponents' vehicles, and even switch sides to play the role of a Covenant Elite. Halo 2 also supports broadband multiplayer action via Xbox Live.
Metascore:
95
User Score:
8.7
Portal 2 21.

Portal 2

Platform: PC
April 18, 2011
Valve is working on a full-length sequel to its award-winning, mind-bending puzzle action game for the Xbox 360 and PC.
Metascore:
95
User Score:
8.9
VVVVVV 22.

VVVVVV

Platform: iOS
June 12, 2014
There's something terrible wrong in an alternate dimension! Help Captain Viridian flip to find five crew members, 20 hard-to-reach Trinkets and save a dimension on the brink of destruction. It's a space opera in the most unique scale with a style that only VVVVVV can bring to you. Instead of jumping, control the direction of gravity by inverting your gravity and allowing Captain Viridian to flip between the floors and ceilings of the environment. For adventurers who save the dimension, there's still hours and hours of new gameplay with all-new Player Levels. Test your mettle and see if you have what it takes to beat a collection of levels created by other famous game developers. Inspired by classic 8-bit days gone-by and now with experience-heightening 3D, VVVVVV will challenge even the most battle-hardened old-school gamers.
Metascore:
95
User Score:
6.9
Red Dead Redemption 23.

Red Dead Redemption

Platform: Xbox 360
May 18, 2010
Developed by Rockstar San Diego, as a follow up to the 2004 hit game Red Dead Revolver, Red Dead Redemption is a Western epic, set at the turn of the 20th century when the lawless and chaotic badlands began to give way to the expanding reach of government and the spread of the Industrial Age. The story of former outlaw, John Marston, Red Dead Redemption takes players on a great adventure across the American frontier. Utilizing Rockstar's proprietary Rockstar Advanced Game Engine (RAGE), Red Dead Redemption features an open-world environment for players to explore, including frontier towns, rolling prairies teeming with wildlife, and perilous mountain passes - each packed with an endless flow of varied distractions. Along the way, players experience the heat of gunfights and battles, meet a host of unique characters, struggle against the harshness of one of the world’s last remaining wildernesses, and ultimately pick their own precarious path through an epic story about the death of the Wild West and the gunslingers that inhabited it. [Rockstar Games]
Metascore:
95
User Score:
9.0
Super Stickman Golf 3 24.

Super Stickman Golf 3

Platform: iOS
July 7, 2016
Super Stickman Golf 3 is packed full of new courses, power ups, collectable cards, game modes, multiplayer madness and a ton of new surprises for you to discover. It’s a new spin on a classic game!
Metascore:
95
User Score:
6.4
Portal 2 25.

Portal 2

Platform: Xbox 360
April 19, 2011
Valve is working on a full-length sequel to its award-winning, mind-bending puzzle action game for the Xbox 360 and PC.
Metascore:
95
User Score:
8.5
Portal 2 26.

Portal 2

Platform: PlayStation 3
April 19, 2011
Portal 2 is the sequel to the title named "Game of the Year" 2007 by over 30 publications around the world. Portal 2 promises to break new ground in next generation gaming by expanding the award-winning recipe of innovative gameplay, immersive story, and creative inclusion of music while also introducing multiplayer co-op game modes.
Metascore:
95
User Score:
8.5
World of Goo 27.

World of Goo

Platform: Wii
October 13, 2008
[WiiWare] World of Goo is a physics based puzzle / construction game. The millions of Goo Balls that live in the beautiful World of Goo don't know that they are in a game, or that they are extremely delicious. [2D Boy]
Metascore:
94
User Score:
8.7
BioShock Infinite 28.

BioShock Infinite

Platform: PlayStation 3
March 26, 2013
Once conceived as a floating symbol of American ideals at a time when the United States was emerging as a world power, Columbia has been dispatched to distant shores with great fanfare by a captivated public. What begins as a brand new endeavor of hope turns drastically wrong as the city soon disappears into the clouds to whereabouts unknown. The player assumes the role of former Pinkerton agent Booker DeWitt, sent to the lost city to rescue Elizabeth, a young woman imprisoned there since childhood. He develops a relationship with Elizabeth, augmenting his abilities with hers so the pair may escape from a city that is literally falling from the sky. DeWitt must learn to fight foes in high-speed Sky-Line battles, engage in combat both indoors and amongst the clouds, and engage the power of dozens of new weapons and abilities.
Metascore:
94
User Score:
8.5
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 29.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

Platform: PlayStation 3
November 10, 2009
Modern Warfare 2 continues the gripping and heart-racing action as players face off against a new threat dedicated to bringing the world to the brink of collapse. An entirely new gameplay mode which supports 2-player co-operative play online that is unique from the single player story campaign. Special Ops pits players into a gauntlet of time-trial and objective-based missions. Rank-up as players unlock new Special Ops missions, each more difficult. Missions include highlights from the single player campaign, fan favorites from Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare and all new, exclusive missions. Setting a new bar for online multiplayer, Modern Warfare 2 multiplayer delivers new capabilities, customization, gamestates and modes, including: Create-a-Class Evolved. Secondary Weapons - Machine Pistols, Shotguns, Handguns, Launchers. Riot Shields. Equipment - Throwing Knives, Blast Shield, Tactical Insertion. Perk Upgrades. Bling (Dual Attachments). Customizable Killstreaks - AC130, Sentry Gun, Predator Missile, Counter-UAV, Care Package. Accolades (Post match reports). [Activision]
Metascore:
94
User Score:
6.6
Flipping Legend 30.

Flipping Legend

Platform: iOS
June 14, 2017
Unleash the power of your fists, spells and weapons in this pattern-based adventure. Hone your reflexes and be one with the environment as speed and rhythm become second-nature. Play with powerful heroes and unlock all their abilities and secrets to help better dispense your foes. Reach new and faraway lands not yet discovered by fellow travelers. Be a Flipping Legend.
Metascore:
94
User Score:
6.7
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare 31.

Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare

Platform: PlayStation 3
November 5, 2007
[Metacritic's 2007 PS3 Game of the Year] As Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare's single player campaign unfolds, the player is introduced to new gameplay at every turn – one moment you are fast-roping from your Black Hawk helicopter after storming into the war zone with an armada of choppers, the next you are a sniper, under concealment, in a Ghillie suit miles behind enemy lines, the next you are engaging hostiles from an AC-130 gunship thousands of feet above the battlefield. Mixed with explosive action, Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare also delivers special effects, including use of depth of field, rim-lighting, character self-shadowing, real time post-processing, texture streaming as well as physics-enabled effects. Infinity Ward deployed a dedicated team from the start to deliver a new level of depth to multiplayer. Building on the hit "Call of Duty 2" online experience, Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare's new multiplayer provides the community an addictive and accessible experience to gamers of all levels. [Activision]
Metascore:
94
User Score:
8.4
iBlast Moki 32.

iBlast Moki

Platform: iOS
September 9, 2009
FULL Version Features: EXPERIENCE HOURS OF FUN AND DISCOVERY - 85 levels, including several boss levels - Enjoy the visuals of 7 completely different worlds with their own gameplay mechanics EXPERIMENT WITH THE PHYSICS OF TONS OF DIFFERENT ITEMS - Realistic physics when you blow things up - Lots of different items to manipulate like ropes, rising balloons, and rotating wheels SHARE YOUR CREATIONS - Fully featured level editor included to create more puzzles - Share your levels online, play and rate levels created by other players PLUS+ ENABLED - Add friends, race to the top of global leaderboards for high scores glory - Earn awards and gamerpoints on Plus+, the free social gaming network DO YOU BLAST MOKI? - Visit our website, www.godzilab-games.com, check out existing trailers, follow us on Twitter (twitter.com/godzilab) and leave comments on our forums iBlast Moki is presented by Godzilab exclusively for iPhone and iPod Touch
Metascore:
94
User Score:
7.0
Celeste 33.

Celeste

Platform: Xbox One
January 26, 2018
Help Madeline survive her journey to the top of Celeste Mountain in this super-tight, hand-crafted platformer from the creators of TowerFall.
Metascore:
94
User Score:
7.2
BioShock 34.

BioShock

Platform: PlayStation 3
October 21, 2008
Going beyond "run and gun corridors," "monster-closet AIs" and static worlds, BioShock creates a living, unique and unpredictable FPS experience. After your plane crashes into icy uncharted waters, you discover a rusted bathysphere and descend into Rapture, a city hidden beneath the sea. Constructed as an idealistic society for a hand picked group of scientists, artists and industrialists, the idealism is no more. Now the city is littered with corpses, wildly powerful guardians roam the corridors as little girls loot the dead, and genetically mutated citizens ambush you at every turn. Take control of your world by hacking mechanical devices, commandeering security turrets and crafting unique items critical to your very survival. Upgrade your weapons with ionic gels, explosives and toxins to customize them to the enemy and environment. Genetically modify your body through dozens of Plasmid Stations scattered throughout the city, empowering you with fantastic and often grotesque abilities. Explore a living world powered by Ecological A.I., where the inhabitants have interesting and consequential relationships with one another that impact your gameplay experience. Experience truly next generation graphics that vividly illustrate the forlorn art deco city, highlighted by the most detailed and realistic water effects ever developed in a video game. Make meaningful choices and mature decisions, ultimately culminating in the grand question: do you exploit the innocent survivors of Rapture...or save them? [2K Games]
Metascore:
94
User Score:
8.6
N.O.V.A. - Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance 35.

N.O.V.A. - Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance

Platform: iOS
December 17, 2009
**IGN - Best Action Game of the Year The most revolutionary sci-fi FPS for your iPhone & iPod Touch! Join the fight for mankind's survival against the aggressive aliens known as Judges in this immersive space opera. With Earth no longer able to sustain life, huge artificial satellites called “near-orbitals” were constructed for people to live on. To protect themselves, the near-orbitals banded together to form N.O.V.A., the Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance. Now, a strange threat has emerged from the darkness of space. A Marine ship, reported missing just a week ago, has suddenly reappeared and is headed directly for the near-orbitals, ignoring all communications. Against his will, retired Marine hero Kal Wardin is forcefully returned to active duty to prevent mankind's annihilation. N.O.V.A. - Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance provides the most comprehensive content available on the AppStore. Plunge into an unparalleled gaming experience! EPIC SINGLE-PLAYER CAMPAIGN - 13 insane levels - 5 radically different environments, from the real to the fantasic - jungle, snow mountains, spaceship, bunker, and an alien city - 6 weapons: Assault rifle, shotgun, sniper rifle, handgun, rocket launcher and plasma gun – plus grenades & machine gun turrets in certain levels - An intense drama sustained by transitional cinematics and character voices FRANTIC MULTIPLAYER MODE - Play locally or online via Wi-Fi or Local Bluetooth connection - 1-4 player Deathmatch (1-2 players via Bluetooth connection) - 5 different maps - Play against your friends or the entire world through Gameloft LIVE! - Worldwide leaderboards in the game & on the official website, www.near-orbit-vanguard-alliance.com TECHNOLOGICAL LEAP - Full 3D rendered environments enhanced by highly detailed graphics - 3 control schemes - Customizable interface N.O.V.A., the Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance, wants you to support the fight! Enlist on Twitter @NOVA_fps Visit www.near-orbit-vanguard-alliance.com for more information. --------------------------------------------- Also available from Gameloft this Christmas: Driver, Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X, Skater Nation and James Cameron’s Avatar
Metascore:
94
User Score:
7.2
Anomaly: Warzone Earth 36.

Anomaly: Warzone Earth

Platform: iOS
August 11, 2011
Winner of the prestigious Apple Design Award, Anomaly Warzone Earth comes to iOS and turns tower defense on its head.This time you take control of the attacking force, pitting your heavily armored squad against the destructive towers of an alien horde. Carefully lead your squad through the invaders' defenses, shattering their towers and turrets with special weapons and power-ups in this groundbreaking new experience of tower offense.Press Quotes"Simply Incredible." — TouchArcade"It's a rare innovator in a genre packed with wannabes and copycats.” — PocketGamer“Anomaly has great visuals with a futuristic feel and outstanding explosions.” —AppAdvice“Forget everything you know about tower defense games, because in Anomaly Warzone Earth you play as the invading army.” — Slide To PlayAnomaly Warzone Earth Highlights• Experience a new type of tower defense formula where you’re the attacking side.• Deploy special weapons to break through alien defenses or use stealth to slip through unscathed.• Think tactically and choose the right squad and route to guarantee success.• Strategically gather resources to buy and upgrade new and more powerful units.• Play for hours on end in three unique and engaging modes of play.• Immerse yourself in the cutting-edge graphics and atmospheric soundtrack.For more information or support, please visit www.chillingo.com
Metascore:
94
User Score:
6.8
Gears of War 37.

Gears of War

Platform: Xbox 360
November 7, 2006
Gears of War blends tactical action with survival horror and thrusts gamers into a deep and harrowing story of humankind's epic battle for survival against the Locust Horde, a nightmarish race of creatures that surface from the bowels of the planet. Lead war hero Marcus Fenix and his fire team as they face the onslaught of merciless warrior fiends. A revolutionary tactical combat system and breathtaking, high-definition visuals from the Unreal Engine 3 immerse you in a horrifying story of war and survival. A.I. teammates are indiscernable from human players. Voice recognition and real-time lip synching heighten the experience. The battlefield is a lethal place. To survive, suppress your enemy with blindfire, take cover in interactive environments, or use weapons and teammates to outwit your foes. [Microsoft]
Metascore:
94
User Score:
8.4
Quake 38.

Quake

Platform: PC
June 22, 1996
Rage through 32 single player levels and 6 deathmatch levels of sheer terror and fully immersive sound and lighting. Arm yourself against the cannibalistic Ogre, fiendish Vore and indestructible Schambler using letal nails, fierce Thunderbolts and abominable Rocket and Grenade Launchers. [id Software]
Metascore:
94
User Score:
8.8
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare 39.

Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare

Platform: Xbox 360
November 5, 2007
As Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare's single player campaign unfolds, the player is introduced to new gameplay at every turn – one moment you are fast-roping from your Black Hawk helicopter after storming into the war zone with an armada of choppers, the next you are a sniper, under concealment, in a Ghillie suit miles behind enemy lines, the next you are engaging hostiles from an AC-130 gunship thousands of feet above the battlefield. Mixed with explosive action, Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare also delivers special effects, including use of depth of field, rim-lighting, character self-shadowing, real time post-processing, texture streaming as well as physics-enabled effects. Infinity Ward deployed a dedicated team from the start to deliver a new level of depth to multiplayer. Building on the hit "Call of Duty 2" online experience, Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare's new multiplayer provides the community an addictive and accessible experience to gamers of all levels. [Activision]
Metascore:
94
User Score:
8.5
BioShock Infinite 40.

BioShock Infinite

Platform: PC
March 25, 2013
Initially conceived as a floating symbol of American ideals at a time when the United States was emerging as a world power, Columbia is sent to distant shores with great fanfare by a captivated public. What begins as a fresh new endeavor of hope turns drastically wrong as the city soon disappears into the clouds to whereabouts unknown. The player takes on the role of former Pinkerton agent Booker DeWitt, sent to the lost city to rescue Elizabeth, a young lady imprisoned there since her childhood. He develops a relationship with Elizabeth, enhancing his abilities with hers so the pair may escape from a city that is literally falling from the sky. DeWitt has to learn to fight foes in high-speed Sky-Line battles, engage in combat both indoors and amongst the clouds, and harness the power of a myriad of new weapons and abilities.
Metascore:
94
User Score:
8.5
Jet Car Stunts 41.

Jet Car Stunts

Platform: iOS
November 13, 2009
Jet Car Stunts is a fun, over the top, 3D driving game, with massive jumps, mid-air hoops, floating platforms, spiral roadways, outlandish maneuvers and impossible environments. **** MODES OF PLAY **** The game features two play modes: * Platforming - the player maneuvers the car from roadway to roadway, performing connecting stunts to reach the finish line. * Time Trails - the player races around stunt-filled circuits to beat the lap records. Each mode of play is packed full of level content, increasing in difficulty, through 25 Platforming levels and 11 Time Trail levels. There is enough content for long, lasting game play. **** CONTROLLABILITY **** The car handling has been designed from the ground up for the accelerometer. The controls are easy, precise and fun. So much so that the player can hug the edge of a corner, using a jet assisted power-slide, and still feel perfectly in control. The car also features mid-air flight controls, allowing the player to nudge the angle of flight and adjust speed with air-braking. It feels very natural to play and we believe it to be the best driving experience on the iPhone to date. **** CONNECTIVITY **** Jet Car Stunts uses OpenFeint for community/leader board options. So let's see who are the best players in the world, we dare you!
Metascore:
94
User Score:
6.2
Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions 42.

Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions

Platform: iOS
May 28, 2015
Enjoy the next chapter in the award-winning Geometry Wars franchise and enjoy stunning, console-quality graphics as you battle through waves of enemies in this frenetic arcade shooter!
Metascore:
94
User Score:
6.9
Halo 3 43.

Halo 3

Platform: Xbox 360
September 25, 2007
Halo 3 is the third game in the Halo Trilogy and provides the thrilling conclusion to the events begun in "Halo: Combat Evolved." Halo 3 picks up where "Halo 2" left off. The Master Chief is returning to Earth to finish the fight. The Covenant occupation of Earth has uncovered a massive and ancient object beneath the African sands - an object who's secrets have yet to be revealed. Earth's forces are battered and beaten. The Master Chief's AI companion Cortana is still trapped in the clutches of the Gravemind - a horrifying Flood intelligence, and a civil war is raging in the heart of the Covenant. This is how the world ends... [Bungie]
Metascore:
94
User Score:
8.1
Street Fighter IV 44.

Street Fighter IV

Platform: PlayStation 3
February 17, 2009
Street Fighter IV features a mix of returning favourites such as Ryu, Ken, Chun-Li and Guile along with new characters created exclusively for this game such as Crimson Viper, Abel, El Fuerte, and Rufus. Characters and environments are rendered in high definition 3D, while the game is played in the classic Street Fighter 2D perspective with additional 3D camera flourishes. Six-button controls for the game return, with a host of new special moves and features integrated into the input system. Street Fighter IV also incorporates state of the art online match making and worldwide online gameplay. Mixing classic genre-defining game mechanics the franchise is known and loved for with all-new, never-before-seen gameplay systems, Street Fighter IV brings a brand new fighting game to fans the world over. With the inclusion of Capcom's latest advancements in new generation technology, Street Fighter IV promises to deliver an extraordinary experience that will re-introduce the world to the time-honoured art of virtual martial arts. New special moves that go beyond any Street Fighter fan's wildest imagination, including Focus attacks, Super Combos, and the revenged-fueled Ultra Combo system. Classic Street Fighter characters recreated for a new generation of gamers, including the original cast of Street Fighter II. New brawlers: female super-spy Crimson Viper, lucha libre wrestler El Fuerte, mixed martial artist Abel and more. New gameplay elements provide new challenges for both newcomers and the most seasoned Street Fighter pro. Online gameplay features, including instantaneous online challenges, versus mode, tournament mode, and world wide online gameplay. [Capcom]
Metascore:
94
User Score:
7.4
Jet Grind Radio 45.

Jet Grind Radio

Platform: Dreamcast
October 30, 2000
Join a graffiti crew, stamp your territory and protect it from rival taggers, but watch out for the angry cops!
Metascore:
94
User Score:
8.2
Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3 46.

Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3

Platform: Game Boy Advance
October 21, 2003
A combination of exciting platforming action, wild power-ups, and charming Mario style has made Super Mario Bros. 3 a classic. With Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3, you have your chance to partake in the special adventure anywhere you go on your Game Boy Advance. Your mission is to rescue the Mushroom Kingdom monarchs who have been transformed into animals by Bowser and his mischievous offspring, and in the process save the princess kidnapped by Bowser. Traverse eight huge worlds and encounter fun minigames and frantic boss battles as you explore the first Mario game to use an overworld map.
Metascore:
94
User Score:
8.9
Real Racing 2 47.

Real Racing 2

Platform: iOS
December 16, 2010
Get ready for the most exhilarating handheld racing experience! Take control of 30 officially licensed cars, each with unique performance characteristics. Feel the thrill of authentic pack racing action in an incredible 16-car grid – the first on iOS! + Get to know meticulously detailed cars including the 2010 Ford Shelby Mustang GT500, 2010 Nissan GT-R (R35) and 2012 McLaren MP4-12C. See the full list at http://firemint.com/r2. + Enjoy well over 10 hours of gameplay in the massive career mode with time trials, head-to-head races, eliminations, single ‘cup’ races, qualifiers and championships. Win races to purchase new cars and feel the difference with performance upgrades that affect handling. Work your way up from rookie to pro, or just jump into a Quick Race for instant fun. + Find out who the real champion is! Enter auto-matched 16 player online races. Meet up with friends for 8 player local WiFi races. Compete on global leaderboards in Time Trials. + Race in 15 beautiful locations, with 40 miles of highly detailed race tracks, speedways and city circuits including twilight and night races. + Choose control options to suit your personal style. Earn the checkered flag with our intuitive and easy to master controls or take things up a notch by disabling all driving assists. Set anti-skid, steering assist and sensitivity, automatic or manual acceleration and brake assist level. Touch or tilt to steer. + Cutting edge graphics and physics powered by Firemint’s exclusive high performance Mint3D™ engine - optimized to push OpenGL ES2 and retina display technology to the limit, and fine tuned for the best experience on older devices. Start your engines and get into the best handheld racing experience - “Buy Now”, or surprise a friend and “Gift this App”! -------------------------------------------------------------- ? For more information or support please visit http://www.firemint.com ---------------------------------------------------------------
Metascore:
94
User Score:
6.8
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 48.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

Platform: Xbox 360
November 10, 2009
Modern Warfare 2 continues the gripping and heart-racing action as players face off against a new threat dedicated to bringing the world to the brink of collapse. An entirely new gameplay mode which supports 2-player co-operative play online that is unique from the single player story campaign. Special Ops pits players into a gauntlet of time-trial and objective-based missions. Rank-up as players unlock new Special Ops missions, each more difficult. Missions include highlights from the single player campaign, fan favorites from Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare and all new, exclusive missions. Setting a new bar for online multiplayer, Modern Warfare 2 multiplayer delivers new capabilities, customization, gamestates and modes, including: Create-a-Class Evolved. Secondary Weapons - Machine Pistols, Shotguns, Handguns, Launchers. Riot Shields. Equipment - Throwing Knives, Blast Shield, Tactical Insertion. Perk Upgrades. Bling (Dual Attachments). Customizable Killstreaks - AC130, Sentry Gun, Predator Missile, Counter-UAV, Care Package. Accolades (Post match reports). [Activision]
Metascore:
94
User Score:
6.5
Virtua Fighter 4 49.

Virtua Fighter 4

Platform: PlayStation 2
March 17, 2002
Two new characters (Lei Fei and Vanessa Lewis) join 11 VF veterans, each with their own unique styles based on real martial arts. New counters and defensive moves allow players to switch up their stances and fighting styles mid-bout. Train a computer-controlled character through sparring and an easy-to-use rewards system, then pit your character against a friend's or challenge the arcade mode. [Sega]
Metascore:
94
User Score:
8.1
Super Mario 64 50.

Super Mario 64

Platform: Nintendo 64
September 26, 1996
Mario is super in a whole new way! Combining the finest 3-D graphics ever developed for a video game and an explosive sound track, Super Mario 64 becomes a new standard for video games. It's packed with bruising battles, daunting obstacle courses and underwater adventures. Retrieve the Power Stars from their hidden locations and confront your arch nemesis - Bowser, King of the Koopas!
Metascore:
94
User Score:
9.2
Super Smash Bros. Brawl 51.

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Platform: Wii
March 9, 2008
[Metacritic's 2008 Wii Game of the Year] Super Smash Bros. Brawl is the next installment in the Smash Bros. series for the company's Wii console. Among the new characters playable in the game are Meta Knight, the sword-wielding nemesis of Kirby; Pit, the angelic archer from Kid Icarus; Zero Suit Samus, the powerful Metroid series heroine minus her versatile armor; and Wario, who demonstrates a noxious attack of gastronomic proportions. Also Snake, the gritty soldier from Konami's hugely popular Metal Gear series. [Nintendo]
Metascore:
93
User Score:
8.8
The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth 52.

The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth

Platform: iOS
January 9, 2017
The Binding of Isaac is a randomly generated action RPG shooter with heavy Rogue-like elements. Following Isaac on his journey players will find bizarre treasures that change Isaacs form giving him super human abilities and enabling him to fight off droves of mysterious creatures, discover secrets and fight his way to safety. The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth is the ultimate of remakes with an all-new highly efficient game engine, all-new hand-drawn pixel style artwork, highly polished visual effects, all-new soundtrack and audio by the the sexy Ridiculon duo Matthias Bossi + Jon Evans. Oh yeah, and hundreds upon hundreds of designs, redesigns and re-tuned enhancements by series creator, Edmund McMillen. Did we mention the poop? When Isaacs mother starts hearing the voice of God demanding a sacrifice be made to prove her faith, Isaac escapes into the basement facing droves of deranged enemies, lost brothers and sisters, his fears, and eventually his mother. -4 BILLION Seeded Runs! -20 Challenge Runs -450+ Items, including 160 new unlockables -Analog Direction movement and speed -Over 100 specialized seeds -2-Player local co-op -Over 200 co-op characters -10 playable characters -100+ enemies, with new designs -Over 50 bosses, including tons of new and rare bosses
Metascore:
93
User Score:
8.6
Pac-Man Championship Edition DX 53.

Pac-Man Championship Edition DX

Platform: Xbox 360
November 17, 2010
PAC-MAN Championship Edition DX continues to uphold NAMCO BANDAI's tradition of enhancing a classic franchise for today's gamer. Building upon PAC-MAN Championship Edition’s original six courses, the new game features more than 100 varied and mind-boggling mazes to navigate. Several new modes will also be available to test a player's pellet-munching aptitude. In Time Attack Mode, players will vie for the quickest clear time. Fulfill a series of objectives in Mission Mode or compete to devour the most number of ghosts gobbled in Ghost Mode.
Metascore:
93
User Score:
7.6
Street Fighter Alpha 3 54.

Street Fighter Alpha 3

Platform: PlayStation
April 30, 1999
Street Fighter Alpha 3...scores a triple K.O.!
Metascore:
93
User Score:
8.6
Spider: The Secret of Bryce Manor 55.

Spider: The Secret of Bryce Manor

Platform: iOS
August 10, 2009
IGN.com Editor's Choice Award 148Apps App of the Week AppVersity Editor's Choice Award iPhone Blog Pick of the Week "No game better defines the purity of iPhone game design." - IGN "One of our top 3 iPhone games of all time." -boing boing "A wonderfully imaginative game .. It didn't take us long to fall in love." -Touch Arcade "One of my most unreserved and heartfelt recommendations." -Offworld.com "One of the most beautiful, elegant, and original iPhone games to date .. Simply a work of art." -148 Apps "One of the best games yet available for the iPhone and iPod Touch." -Gear Live ---------------------------------------- SPIN WEBS, TRAP BUGS UNLOCK THE SECRETS OF BRYCE MANOR You are a spider. One afternoon, you discover an abandoned mansion. Where is the family who lived here? What happened, and why did they leave? Search for clues as you adventure from room to room on the hunt for your next meal. Build webs of your own design: in the corners, under the furniture, and in the forgotten places too small for humans. Are you a shrewd enough sleuth to decode the mystery and uncover the Bryce family secret? * DRAW WEBS WITH YOUR FINGER - Touch to walk, swipe to jump, and build webs by drawing shapes in the environment. - Powerful, intuitive controls; easy to pick up, challenging to master. * SEE THE WORLD THROUGH THE EYES OF A SPIDER - 28 beautifully hand-illustrated levels to explore - Hunt your insect prey, leaving Bryce Manor covered in cobwebs! - Search for family secrets in the shadowy basement, beneath the floorboards, and in the darkest corners. * CONQUER UNIQUE ACTION-PUZZLE CHALLENGES - Use instinct and guile to track down an assortment of tasty insects. - Tackle hornets, herd mosquitoes, stun dragonflies, attract moths with light, and more! - Plan your meals wisely! Run out of silk and risk your demise. * HOURS OF CAPTIVATING GAMEPLAY - 4 game modes offer limitless depth: race against time in Feeding Frenzy, solve the puzzles of Precision, and survive the intensity of Hunger Mode. - Earn 24 challenging Achievements including Linebacker, Gaping Maw, and One Fell Stroke. - Compete with the world on the Spider global leaderboards. Spin together massive combos to get the highest score! * CONNECT WITH YOUR FRIENDS ON FACEBOOK - Use Facebook Connect to share stories and compare high scores with your friends! * ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK & iPOD SUPPORT - Enjoy the delicious Spider soundtrack, or listen from your own music library. ---------------------------------------- ** WATCH THE OFFICIAL TRAILER AT http://bit.ly/15PEoZ ** VISIT US AT www.tigerstylegames.com ** FOLLOW US AT http://twitter.com/tigerstylegames Tiger Style is a distributed collective of passionate video game developers, from industry veterans to indie musicians. We’re here to bring premiere, unique game experiences to your iPhone and iPod Touch. ** IF YOU NEED SUPPORT Contact us at support@tigerstylegames.com
Metascore:
93
User Score:
7.1
Half-Life: Alyx 56.

Half-Life: Alyx

Platform: PC
March 23, 2020
Half-Life: Alyx is Valve's VR return to the Half-Life series. It's the story of an impossible fight against a vicious alien race known as the Combine, set between the events of Half-Life and Half-Life 2. Playing as Alyx Vance, you are humanity's only chance for survival. The Combine's control of the planet since the Black Mesa incident has only strengthened as they corral the remaining population in cities. Among them are some of Earth's greatest scientists: you and your father, Dr. Eli Vance. As founders of a fledgling resistance, you've continued your clandestine scientific activityperforming critical research, and building invaluable tools for the few humans brave enough to defy the Combine. Every day, you learn more about your enemy, and every day you work toward finding a weakness. ABOUT GAMEPLAY IN VR: Valve's return to the Half-Life universe that started it all was built from the ground up for virtual reality. VR was built to enable the gameplay that sits at the heart of Half-Life. Immerse yourself in deep environmental interactions, puzzle solving, world exploration, and visceral combat. Lean to aim around a broken wall and under a Barnacle to make an impossible shot. Rummage through shelves to find a healing syringe and some shotgun shells. Manipulate tools to hack alien interfaces. Toss a bottle through a window to distract an enemy. Rip a Headcrab off your face and throw it at a Combine soldier. Extra content for Index owners Customers who have purchased Valve Index hardware by the end of 2019 will have access to unique bonuses starting early next year: * Explore environments from Half-Life: Alyx in your SteamVR Home space * Alternate gun skins to embellish Alyx's arsenal * Special Half-Life: Alyx-themed content for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and Dota 2 Community-built environments * A set of Source 2 tools for building new environments will ship with the game, enabling any player to build and contribute new environments for the community to enjoy. Hammer, Valve's level authoring tool, has been updated with all of the game's virtual reality gameplay tools and components.
Metascore:
93
User Score:
8.7
Unreal Tournament 2004 57.

Unreal Tournament 2004

Platform: PC
March 16, 2004
Reload, rev up and ride out. The new Tournament is faster, higher and meaner. Land and air based vehicles take combat to a new level; while an arsenal of new weaponry, daunting arenas and battlefields and the challenge of the Assault and Onslaught modes make the gladiator blood sport of the future a brand new experience. Buckle up; it?s gonna be one hell of a ride! [Atari]
Metascore:
93
User Score:
8.8
BioShock Infinite 58.

BioShock Infinite

Platform: Xbox 360
March 26, 2013
Thrust into the year 1912, players take on the role of former Pinkerton agent Booker DeWitt, who has traveled to the flying city of Columbia on a rescue mission. His target is Elizabeth, a young lady imprisoned since her childhood years. During their bold escape, Booker and Elizabeth form a powerful bond -- one which lets Booker enhance his own abilities with her world-altering control over the environment. As a team, they fight from high-speed Sky-Lines, in the streets and houses of Columbia, on giant Zeppelins and in the clouds, while simultaneously learning to harness an growing arsenal of weapons and abilities.
Metascore:
93
User Score:
8.6
Braid 59.

Braid

Platform: Xbox 360
August 6, 2008
[Xbox Live Arcade] Braid is a puzzle-platformer, drawn in a painterly style, where the player manipulates the flow of time in strange and unusual ways. From a house in the city, journey to a series of worlds and solve puzzles to rescue an abducted princess. In each world, you have a different power to affect the way time behaves, and it is time's strangeness that creates the puzzles. The time behaviors include: the ability to rewind, objects that are immune to being rewound, time that is tied to space, parallel realities, time dilation, and perhaps more. Braid treats your time and attention as precious; there is no filler in this game. Every puzzle shows you something new and interesting about the game world. Braid is a 2-D platform game where you can never die and never lose. Despite this, Braid is challengingâ??but the challenge is about solving puzzles, rather than forcing you to replay tricky jumps. Travel through a series of worlds searching for puzzle pieces, then solving puzzles by manipulating time: rewinding, creating parallel universes, setting up pockets of dilated time. The gameplay feels fresh and new; the puzzles are meant to inspire new ways of thinking. [Microsoft]
Metascore:
93
User Score:
8.6
Super Mario 3D World 60.

Super Mario 3D World

Platform: Wii U
November 22, 2013
Work together with your friends or compete for the crown in the first multiplayer 3D Mario game for the Wii U console. In the Super Mario 3D World game, players can choose to play as Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach or Toad.
Metascore:
93
User Score:
8.9
Street Fighter IV 61.

Street Fighter IV

Platform: Xbox 360
February 17, 2009
Street Fighter IV features a mix of returning favourites such as Ryu, Ken, Chun-Li and Guile along with new characters created exclusively for this game such as Crimson Viper, Abel, El Fuerte, and Rufus. Characters and environments are rendered in high definition 3D, while the game is played in the classic Street Fighter 2D perspective with additional 3D camera flourishes. Six-button controls for the game return, with a host of new special moves and features integrated into the input system. Street Fighter IV also incorporates state of the art online match making and worldwide online gameplay. Mixing classic genre-defining game mechanics the franchise is known and loved for with all-new, never-before-seen gameplay systems, Street Fighter IV brings a brand new fighting game to fans the world over. With the inclusion of Capcom's latest advancements in new generation technology, Street Fighter IV promises to deliver an extraordinary experience that will re-introduce the world to the time-honoured art of virtual martial arts. New special moves that go beyond any Street Fighter fan's wildest imagination, including Focus attacks, Super Combos, and the revenged-fueled Ultra Combo system. Classic Street Fighter characters recreated for a new generation of gamers, including the original cast of Street Fighter II. New brawlers: female super-spy Crimson Viper, lucha libre wrestler El Fuerte, mixed martial artist Abel and more. New gameplay elements provide new challenges for both newcomers and the most seasoned Street Fighter pro. Online gameplay features, including instantaneous online challenges, versus mode, tournament mode, and world wide online gameplay. [Capcom]
Metascore:
93
User Score:
7.3
Traps n' Gemstones 62.

Traps n' Gemstones

Platform: iOS
July 23, 2014
Precious relics have suddenly started to disappear from a well-hid pyramid that has been guarded by Bedouins for generations, who claim to have spotted an unknown perpetrator. As a freelance archaeologist and expert on ancient explorations, you've been secretly called in to Egypt to help them solve the mystery.
Metascore:
93
User Score:
6.7
Quake III Arena 63.

Quake III Arena

Platform: Dreamcast
October 22, 2000
Prepare to abandon every ounce of common sence and any trace of doubt as you're engulfed by an online multiplayer frnezy throughout cyberspace! Delve into lands of eerie uncertainty and fatal hazards drawing you into the depths of dispair, as legions of foes surround you. Challenging the gut reaction that transported you here in the first place. Immerse yourself within.
Metascore:
93
User Score:
8.3
Gears of War 2 64.

Gears of War 2

Platform: Xbox 360
November 7, 2008
Gears of War 2 builds upon the gameplay of the first title in every way. First, the scope of the action is bigger: new characters, more weapons, nastier enemies, bigger vehicles, and grander locales offer more action, more emotion, and more thrills. Next, every major aspect of the game has been refined to create heightened, more immersive experiences. Finally, the overall tone of Gears of War 2 is more badass: replete with new weapon-specific executions, chainsaw duels, and shocking boss fights. Gears of War 2 raises the graphics bar for next-generation games through its breathtaking visual effects, which are made possible through advances in Unreal Engine 3. New visual effects include ambient occlusion, dynamic shadows, improved character lighting, the ability to render hundreds of on-screen characters simultaneously, improved water physics, additional blood and bullet decals, advanced destructible environments, new weather effects, and the introduction of fluid objects. When combined with the sweeping vistas and evocative locales in the world of Sera where the Gears of War 2 story unfolds, these additions help make this the most gorgeous game available this generation. Gears of War 2 continues to push deep, immersive storytelling in video games to greater heights. Humanity's epic battle for survival is felt on both the personal and epic levels as you explore multiple story arcs that introduce new characters and flesh out the histories of familiar ones. A new in-game conversational camera system also helps bring the compelling story to life in a cinematic fashion. [Microsoft]
Metascore:
93
User Score:
7.9
Ori and the Will of the Wisps 65.

Ori and the Will of the Wisps

Platform: Switch
September 17, 2020
From the creators of Ori and the Blind Forest comes the highly-anticipated sequel, Ori and the Will of the Wisps. Embark on an all-new adventure in a vast and exotic world where you’ll encounter towering enemies and challenging puzzles on your quest to discover Ori’s true destiny. Immerse yourself in a hand-crafted narrative experience with deeply emotional storytelling, strikingly beautiful environments, and a stunning soundtrack. Master new skills to guide Ori through a journey of untold danger using newly acquired spirit weapons, spells, and attacks. Utilize an all-new shard system to power-up Ori’s newfound abilities. Face larger-than-life bosses and seek help from an expansive cast of new characters who will help you uncover Ori’s mysterious fate. Race to the top of the leaderboards in the all-new Spirit Trials mode where players dash, burrow, grapple, and leap to high scores in unique speed-run challenges throughout the game.
Metascore:
93
User Score:
8.7
SoulCalibur II 66.

SoulCalibur II

Platform: GameCube
August 27, 2003
Open the next chapter in world of Soul Calibur. Soul Calibur II features seven distinctive gameplay modes including: Arcade, Versus, Time Attack, Survival, Team Battle, Practice, and the console exclusive Weapon Master. Collect up to 200 different weapons and battle characters with their own styles, strengths, and abilities. In addition to the 13 fighters, each platform has unique special fighters: Link for GameCube, Heihachi for PS2, and Spawn for Xbox. Prove yourself through soul and sword.
Metascore:
93
User Score:
8.9
Beat Saber 67.

Beat Saber

Platform: PC
May 21, 2019
Beat Saber is a VR rhythm game where your goal is to slash the beats which perfectly fit into precisely handcrafted music.
Metascore:
93
User Score:
8.3
Cut the Rope 68.

Cut the Rope

Platform: iOS
October 5, 2010
A mysterious package has arrived, and the creature inside has only one request…CANDY! Help get the candy to Om Nom, the adorable monster, in this highly innovative and addictive puzzle game. Combining outstanding physics, devilishly tricky levels, and bright colorful visuals, Cut the Rope is one of the most original and fun-filled games on the App Store. I WANT CANDY! Cut the Rope combines realistic physics with simple, yet accurate and precise touch controls. Cut the ropes by simply swiping your finger across them and collect the stars by touching them with the candy, but it’s not always simple. Think before you slice and be sure to avoid the enemies and obstacles. Every level is different and getting that candy to Om Nom won’t be easy! IT’S KNOT GONNA BE A BREEZE In Cut the Rope you don’t just need to feed Om Nom, in order to get maximum points you will also need to collect 3 golden stars in each stage. Some are easy, some are deviously difficult; you’re going to have to use your head to get them all-but be quick, some of these stars don’t hang around forever! Dodge jagged spikes that smash your candy to bits, and look out for sneaky spiders intend on having On Nom’s treat all for themselves! STAR PLAYER Use a variety of special tools in your effort to get Om Nom his candy. Blow candy around in bubbles using special air pumps, catapult your candy across the screen to get to those hard to reach stars, use hidden ropes and special pulleys in your effort to get every star there is! THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX, INSIDE THE BOX Easy to learn and intuitive to play, Cut the Rope is hard to put down. As you progress, Om Nom will jump from one box to another, with more levels to get through. With each new box contains new and even more challenging stars and obstacles, can you make it to the end? Crystal Leaderboards and Achievements: Players can see how they compare to rope cutters throughout the world via online leaderboards and achievements through Crystal! Cut the Rope also supports Game Center.
Metascore:
93
User Score:
7.4
Rock Band 3 69.

Rock Band 3

Platform: Xbox 360
October 26, 2010
Rock Band returns with another iteration of the popular music game featuring new songs and instruments.
Metascore:
93
User Score:
8.0
Viewtiful Joe 70.

Viewtiful Joe

Platform: GameCube
October 7, 2003
Joe is no ordinary man and Viewtiful Joe is no ordinary game. Capcom's new superhero action game mixes funky cartoon-style visuals with classic side-scrolling gameplay and introduces the world's quirkiest million dollar action hero. More than just any ordinary dude, Joe must transform into the ultimate superhero. It's up to you to activate the correct view mode like "slow" or "zoom in" in order to clobber your enemies with beautiful style. You can also speed up or slow down your visual effects for even more "viewtiful" moves. Viewtiful Joe mixes an innovative viewpoint with an amazing stunt-filled action movie universe.
Metascore:
93
User Score:
8.4
Castlevania: Symphony of the Night 71.

Castlevania: Symphony of the Night

Platform: PlayStation
October 2, 1997
As a descendant of Dracula, you must end the vampire bloodline. Can you rid the world of this unspeakable terror? Uncover the mystery of Castlevania and challenge an adventure as legendary as its name. Over 140 different enemies, bosses, and ghastly creatures. Awesome magical spells - transform into a bat, a wolf, or etheral mist. Hidden weapons, secrets, and characters...the largest Castlevania ever!
Metascore:
93
User Score:
9.2
Virtua Fighter 4: Evolution 72.

Virtua Fighter 4: Evolution

Platform: PlayStation 2
August 13, 2003
Challenge a steady stream of opponents with varying ranks and skill levels, with the impression that you're playing online against human opponents with different styles. Along with this illusion of online play, Virtua Fighter 4 has also been expanded upon, including the roster, the character customization features, the visuals, the training mode, and even the arcade mode. With the different tournaments and two new characters to explore, VF4: Evolution will put your fighting skills to the ultimate test.
Metascore:
93
User Score:
8.6
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate 73.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Platform: Switch
December 7, 2018
Inklings from the Splatoon series, as well as returning Smash characters like Mario and Link will be making appearances in this classic Nintendo franchise's Switch debut. Faster combat, new items, new attacks, new defensive options, and more will keep the battle raging whether you’re at home or on the go.
Metascore:
93
User Score:
8.6
Braid 74.

Braid

Platform: PlayStation 3
November 12, 2009
[Playstation Network] Explore the human condition and manipulate time as our hero Tim leaps onto the PlayStation Network in the lush, painterly world of Braid, a puzzle-platformer that takes you from a house in the city on a journey through a series of worlds to solve puzzles and rescue the princess. In each world, you have a different power to affect the way time behaves, including the ability to rewind, create parallel realities and utilize time dilation to overcome the many obstacles in your path. There is no filler in this game; every puzzle shows you something new and interesting about the game world. [Hothead Games]
Metascore:
93
User Score:
7.8
Punch Quest 75.

Punch Quest

Platform: iOS
October 25, 2012
Punch Quest is an arcade-style fighting game, entirely controlled by taps with your left and right thumbs.Jab, uppercut, slam, and otherwise pummel your way through dungeons full of monsters, branching path choices, rare events, and fragile pottery.Features:- Unlock and equip many special abilities and Supermoves.- Ride a dinosaur that shoots lasers out of its mouth.- Character customization that gets shown off on our friend scoreboards.- Punch an egg that turns you into a magical gnome.- Do quests to earn really fancy hats.- Combo system where you launch enemies into each other from across the map.Punch Quest is a collaboration between Rocketcat Games (Hook Champ, Mage Gauntlet) and Madgarden (Saucelifter, Sword of Fargoal).
Metascore:
93
User Score:
7.0
Sonic CD 76.

Sonic CD

Platform: iOS
December 15, 2011
Sonic CD bridges the gap between his oldest adventures and his new digital exploits.
Metascore:
93
User Score:
8.5
Cave Story 77.

Cave Story

Platform: 3DS
October 4, 2012
Cave Story takes you into a rare world where a curious race of innocent rabbit-like creatures, called Mimiga, run free.
Metascore:
93
User Score:
8.2
The Executive 78.

The Executive

Platform: iOS
July 2, 2015
Flame kick werewolves, perform thrilling acrobatic stunts, and run a trillion dollar mining company in Riverman Media’s combat-action masterpiece!
Metascore:
93
User Score:
4.0
A Good Snowman Is Hard To Build 79.

A Good Snowman Is Hard To Build

Platform: iOS
December 9, 2015
It's a puzzle game about being a monster and making snowmen.
Metascore:
93
User Score:
6.4
INSIDE 80.

INSIDE

Platform: Xbox One
June 29, 2016
Hunted and alone, a boy finds himself drawn into the center of a dark project. The second game from Limbo developer Playdead.
Metascore:
93
User Score:
8.3
Ryan North's To Be Or Not To Be 81.

Ryan North's To Be Or Not To Be

Platform: iOS
March 18, 2015
William Shakespeare's Hamlet has finally been restored to its original second-person non-linear branching narrative format. I know! What took so long, am I right? Now it's up to YOU to decide what happens next. Play as Hamlet and revenge your father's death. Play as Ophelia and make scientific discoveries. Play as King Hamlet, Sr. and die on the first page!
Metascore:
93
User Score:
6.8
Implosion - Never Lose Hope 82.

Implosion - Never Lose Hope

Platform: iOS
April 8, 2015
Twenty years after the fall of Earth, the remnants of the Human race are once again faced with extinction. The time has come to justify our existence. A mysterious life form known as the XADA squares off against humanity's last weapon - the War-Mech series III battle suit.
Metascore:
93
User Score:
6.7
The Bug Butcher 83.

The Bug Butcher

Platform: iOS
October 19, 2016
The Bug Butcher is an action-packed 2D side scrolling shoot em up game where peril comes from above. So in a nutshell, pest control with machine guns in space. The core mechanics hold old ties from the classic arcade shooter Super Pang where you shoot vertically, but with modern day twists. You are Harry, a brash and tenacious exterminator who has a knack for decimating bugs. Harrys current assignment takes him to the infested futuristic research facility on planet Zoit. The surviving and dwindling number of scientists employed him for his slaughtering skills. Harrys mission: survive until the decontamination of the building is complete, hoard coins like his life depended on it, and protect the scientists at all costs. Watch out for the spiders as they have a particular fondness for rubber encased scientists. After landing, you will move from room to room through the facility blasting rockets, lasers, and wielding the power of lighting upwards at anything not human.
Metascore:
93
User Score:
tbd
SoulCalibur II 84.

SoulCalibur II

Platform: PlayStation 2
August 27, 2003
A new page in history has begun as the most highly-anticipated fighting game ever finally arrives! The greatest 3-D weapons-based fighter will provide non-stop action, excitement and surprises as you go one-on-one against your favorite challengers. 13 historic fighters plus all new combatants including Necrid, specially designed by Todd McFarlane Productions, Inc. Unique special guest fighters for each platform include Link (GameCube), Heihachi (PS2), and Todd McFarlane's Spawn (Xbox). 7 exciting modes of play including Arcade, Vs, Time Attack, Survival, Team Battle, Practice, and Weapon Master. Collect 200 different weapons in the all-new mission-complete Weapon Master mode. [Namco]
Metascore:
92
User Score:
8.7
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare 85.

Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare

Platform: PC
November 5, 2007
As Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare's single player campaign unfolds, the player is introduced to new gameplay at every turn – one moment you are fast-roping from your Black Hawk helicopter after storming into the war zone with an armada of choppers, the next you are a sniper, under concealment, in a Ghillie suit miles behind enemy lines, the next you are engaging hostiles from an AC-130 gunship thousands of feet above the battlefield. Mixed with explosive action, Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare also delivers special effects, including use of depth of field, rim-lighting, character self-shadowing, real time post-processing, texture streaming as well as physics-enabled effects. Infinity Ward deployed a dedicated team from the start to deliver a new level of depth to multiplayer. Building on the hit "Call of Duty 2" online experience, Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare's new multiplayer provides the community an addictive and accessible experience to gamers of all levels. [Activision]
Metascore:
92
User Score:
8.5
Guitar Hero II 86.

Guitar Hero II

Platform: Xbox 360
April 3, 2007
Rock the Rhythm, Lead, and Bass Guitar tracks in the follow-up sequel to "Guitar Hero." Form your guitar duo and shred riffs cooperatively or go head to head in all new multiplayer modes. With over 55 tracks to rock out to, you'll go from Guitar Hero to Guitar god in one press of a fret button. Choose from multiple rock characters and jam at concert venues that grow in size as your rock career progresses. You'll start your rock career playing small clubs and bars, but if you play well you'll work your way up to stadiums and arenas. Guitar Hero II takes the guitar rock experience to new volumes by allowing players to play 3 different guitar tracks: Rhythm, Bass, and Lead. Guitar Hero II introduces all new multiplayer modes like: cooperative, pro-face off, and face off, letting 2 Guitar Heroes conduct their own symphonies of destruction. Shred School: Guitar Hero II features an all new practice mode, allowing Guitar Zeroes to become Guitar Heroes with enough practice. With Guitar Hero II for Xbox 360 rock rhythm, lead, or bass guitar tracks with downloadable content and the new X-Plorer controller, designed specifically for the Xbox 360. [RedOctane]
Metascore:
92
User Score:
8.1
Rock Band 87.

Rock Band

Platform: Xbox 360
November 20, 2007
Play together in your living room or across the world! Rock Band offers deep online functionality, allowing players to rock together whether they’re in Rhode Island or Reykjavik. Major record labels and leading music publishers have signed on to provide unrivaled access to master recordings and legendary rock artists – from punk, metal and alternative to classic and southern rock. Rock Band ships with 45 fearsome tracks from artists like Bon Jovi and The Ramones to Black Sabbath and Stone Temple Pilots. Full support for downloadable content delivers never-ending challenges. New content will be available every week. Download full albums for play with Rock Band including the iconic rock album 'Who's Next' by The Who. Metallica has signed on to offer several tracks as digitally-distributed game levels for Rock Band as well as "Enter Sandman" for the Rock Band ship disc. Create your own rock avatar! Mold a unique rocker using Rock Band's character creator. Chose from gender, body shape, face, hair, clothes, tattoos and signature moves. Don't forget to pick your specialized rockin’ instrument. Drumming in the spotlight! Showcase a real drum solo with Rock Band's freestyle drum fill windows featured in each song. Break out your own rhythm and style as anything goes! Vocalists can bring the crowd to their feet during Rock Band’s freestyle vocal fill windows. Ad-lib your own words or shout to the crowd to raise the rock intensity of the performance. Band mates can fail out of a song for poor performance, but the band still plays on. Rescue your failing mate by busting out signature moves and blistering solos to wow the crowd with showmanship. Earn bonus points for your band during Rock Band’s Unison Phrase opportunities if everyone plays perfectly. [Harmonix]
Metascore:
92
User Score:
8.0
Journey 88.

Journey

Platform: PlayStation 4
July 21, 2015
The pioneers that brought you the award-winning PlayStation Network titles flOw & Flower are back with another title that challenges traditional gaming conventions. With Journey, thatgamecompany (TGC) continues its tradition of delivering simple gameplay and accessible controls in a rich interactive environment that invites players to explore and experience emotional chords that are still uncommon in video games. An exotic adventure with a more serious tone, Journey presents TGCs unique vision of an online adventure experience. Awakening in an unknown world, the player walks, glides, and flies through a vast and awe-inspiring landscape, while discovering the history of an ancient, mysterious civilization along the way. Journeys innovative approach to online play encourages players to explore this environment with strangers who cross their path from time to time. By traveling together, they can re-shape the experience creating authentic moments they will remember and discuss with others.
Metascore:
92
User Score:
8.3
Banjo-Kazooie 89.

Banjo-Kazooie

Platform: Nintendo 64
May 31, 1998
Trouble is brewing on Spiral Mountain! Gruntilda the witch, wildly jealous of Tooty the Honey Bear's good looks; is determined to steal them for herself! But even as she whisks the helpless youngster off to her tower, Tooty's big brother Banjo and his loud-mouthed partner Kazooie are hot on the trail to rescue her...Aided by the mystical shaman Mumbo Jumbo, Banjo and Kazooie must tackle gloomy swamps, scorching deserts, towering mountain ranges and spooky haunted houses on their way to the final confrontation at the summit of Gruntilda's Lair.
Metascore:
92
User Score:
9.1
Ori and the Will of the Wisps 90.

Ori and the Will of the Wisps

Platform: Xbox Series X
November 10, 2020
The little spirit Ori is no stranger to peril, but when a fateful flight puts the owlet Ku in harm's way, it will take more than bravery to bring a family back together, heal a broken land, and discover Ori's true destiny. From the creators of the acclaimed action-platformer Ori and the Blind Forest comes the highly anticipated sequel. Embark on an all-new adventure in a vast world filled with new friends and foes that come to life in stunning, hand-painted artwork. Set to a fully orchestrated original score, Ori and the Will of the Wisps continues the Moon Studios tradition of tightly crafted platforming action and deeply emotional storytelling.
Metascore:
92
User Score:
8.7
Celeste 91.

Celeste

Platform: Switch
January 25, 2018
Help Madeline survive her journey to the top of Celeste Mountain in this super-tight, hand-crafted platformer from the creators of TowerFall.
Metascore:
92
User Score:
8.6
Rock Band 2 92.

Rock Band 2

Platform: Wii
December 18, 2008
Rock Band 2 builds upon its foundation as the first music game to introduce co-operative band gameplay, multiple instruments, a robust online multiplayer experience, an unrivaled offering of downloadable content and raises the bar by delivering an entirely new level of depth, connectivity, authenticity and features including: Backwards compatibility with Rock Band downloadable music content. All previously purchased tracks immediately load into your Rock Band 2 song list. No need to re-purchase or re-download. The biggest and most diverse soundtrack ever featuring some of rock's most prolific acts, comprised entirely of master recordings. Major new and dynamic online modes that connect the entire Rock Band community in more ways than ever before both locally and globally. More variety of instrument choices than ever before with new and improved drum and guitar peripherals, enhanced functionality and innovative new designs - all fully compatible with the original Rock Band instruments. [MTV]
Metascore:
92
User Score:
7.2
Super Street Fighter IV 93.

Super Street Fighter IV

Platform: PlayStation 3
April 27, 2010
The follow-up to Street Fighter IV further redefines the fighting game genre with classic 2D Street Fighter fighting action, a host of new and returning characters, more advanced online gameplay, new ultra combos and much more. Super Street Fighter IV features the full roster of 25 characters from Street Fighter IV such as Ryu, Ken, Crimson Viper, Abel, El Fuerte, and Rufus, while adding about eight characters new to the world of Street Fighter IV. The impressive new roster includes classic combatants from previous Street Fighter games like T. Hawk as well as all-new characters such as the mysterious and deadly female fighter, Juri. Super Street Fighter IV adds new Ultra Combos and advancements to the state of the art online matchmaking and online gameplay introduced in Street Fighter IV with numerous additional features. Super Street Fighter IV takes many of the groundbreaking features introduced in Street Fighter IV and refines everything to deliver the ultimate vision of Street Fighter to fans the world over. [Capcom]
Metascore:
92
User Score:
7.8
Team Fortress 2 94.

Team Fortress 2

Platform: PC
October 10, 2007
Team Fortress 2 (TF2) is the sequel to the game that put class-based, multiplayer team warfare on the map. TF2 delivers new gametypes, a signature art style powered by Valve’s next generation animation technology, persistent player statistics, and more. Unlike other "class-based" games that offer a variety of combat classes only, Team Fortress 2 packs a wild variety of classes which provide a broad range of tactical abilities and personalities, and lend themselves to a variety of player skills. Play as the flame-throwing Pyro, the room clearing Heavy, or the Spy, a master of disguises. Other classes include: Scout, Sniper, Medic, Engineer, Demoman, or Soldier. TF2 features the most advanced graphics of any Source-based game released to date – and the most exciting class-based action ever created. [Valve]
Metascore:
92
User Score:
9.1
Shovel Knight 95.

Shovel Knight

Platform: PlayStation Vita
April 21, 2015
Shovel Knight is a sweeping classic action adventure game with awesome gameplay, memorable characters, and an 8-bit retro aesthetic. It's a hot mashup of new and old! You play as the eponymous Shovel Knight, a small knight with a huge quest. Shovel Knight has come to this land with two goals: to defeat the evil Enchantress and quest for his lost beloved. He wields a Shovel Blade: a multipurpose weapon whose techniques have now been lost to the ages. Always honest and helpful, Shovel Knight is a shining example of the code of Shovelry: Slash Mercilessly and Dig Tirelessly! But, between Shovel Knight and his beloved stands a cadre of villainous knights. These terrible foes, known as The Order of No Quarter, have been dispatched to prevent Shovel Knight from reaching the Enchantress, and will pursue their mission at any cost. If you love games with perfect platforming, beautiful art, infectious music, crazy bosses, humor and levity, and real heart... Shovel Knight is for you!
Metascore:
92
User Score:
8.3
Super Mario World: Super Mario Advance 2 96.

Super Mario World: Super Mario Advance 2

Platform: Game Boy Advance
February 9, 2002
Mario hasn't even had a chance to savor his victory in the original Super Mario Advance, and already he's back for more in Super Mario World: Super Mario Advance 2. This game is a re-creation of the Super NES classic Super Mario World, featuring every last secret exit and all 74 levels of platform-jumping action. Once again, Princess Peach has been kidnapped by the ever-diabolical Bowser, and Mario and Luigi set out on a massive adventure to rescue her. As either Mario or Luigi, you'll solve puzzles, shoot fireballs, fly, and discover the hidden secrets in Dinosaur Island.
Metascore:
92
User Score:
9.0
Super Smash Bros. Melee 97.

Super Smash Bros. Melee

Platform: GameCube
December 2, 2001
Nintendo's all-star cast of combatants is back in Super Smash Bros. Melee, along with a new batch of brawlers ready to tear it up. The sequel to Super Smash Bros. keeps the same basic premise: Characters duke it out in interactive environments, using special attacks and various items to knock each other into the abyss. Some new defensive techniques add an even deeper level of complexity to the combat. In addition to traditional battle royale matches, players can select all-new ways to play like Coin mode and Tournament mode.
Metascore:
92
User Score:
9.1
Papa Sangre II 98.

Papa Sangre II

Platform: iOS
October 31, 2013
Papa Sangre II is a survival horror game told entirely through sound. It starts at your inevitable end. You are dead, and must hunt for memories from the deceased to get back to the other side. Trapped in the peculiar afterlife of Papa Sangre, your guide is the voice of Sean Bean (Lord of the Rings, Game of Thrones). Death for you is just the beginning.
Metascore:
92
User Score:
7.0
Table Tennis Touch 99.

Table Tennis Touch

Platform: iOS
May 15, 2014
Requires at least iPad 2, iPhone 4s or iPod touch (5th gen) or newer.
Metascore:
92
User Score:
5.8
Alto's Adventure 100.

Alto's Adventure

Platform: iOS
February 19, 2015
Above the placid ivory snow lies a sleepy mountain village, brimming with the promise of adventure.
Metascore:
92
User Score:
7.3
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