Game Releases by Score

Mass Effect 2 1.

Mass Effect 2

Platform: PC
January 26, 2010
The Mass Effect trilogy is a science fiction adventure set in a vast universe filled with dangerous alien life forms and mysterious uncharted planets. In this dark second chapter, Saren’s evil army of Geth soldiers has just been defeated, and humans, who are still struggling to make their mark on the galactic stage, are now faced with an even greater peril. [BioWare]
Metascore:
94
User Score:
8.9
Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty 2.

Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty

Platform: PC
July 27, 2010
StarCraft II continues the epic saga of the Protoss, Terran, and Zerg. These three distinct and powerful races clash once again in the fast-paced real-time strategy sequel to the legendary original, StarCraft. Legions of veteran, upgraded, and brand-new unit types do battle across the galaxy, as each faction struggles for survival. Featuring a unique single-player campaign that picks up where StarCraft: Brood War left off, StarCraft II presents a cast of new heroes and familiar faces in an edgy sci-fi story filled with adventure and intrigue. In addition, Blizzard again offers unparalleled online play through Battle.net, the company's world-renowned gaming service, with several enhancements and new features to make StarCraft II the ultimate competitive real-time strategy game. Features fast-paced, hard-hitting, tightly balanced competitive real-time strategy gameplay that recaptures and improves on the magic of the original game. New units and gameplay mechanics further distinguish each race. Vibrant new 3D-graphics engine with support for dazzling visual effects and massive unit and army sizes. Full map-making and scripting tools to give players incredible freedom in customizing and personalizing their gameplay experience. [Blizzard]
Metascore:
93
User Score:
8.3
World of Warcraft: Cataclysm 3.

World of Warcraft: Cataclysm

Platform: PC
December 7, 2010
In Cataclysm, players witness the face of Azeroth being altered forever, as the corrupted Dragon Aspect Deathwing awakens from his subterranean slumber and erupts onto the surface, leaving ruin and destruction in his wake. As the Horde and Alliance race to the epicenter of the cataclysm, the kingdoms of Azeroth will witness seismic shifts in power, the kindling of a war of the elements, and the emergence of unlikely heroes who will rise up to protect their scarred and broken world from utter devastation. New features in the game's third expansion include: Two New Playable Races: Adventure as the cursed worgen with the Alliance or the resourceful goblins with the Horde. Increased Level Cap: Advance to level 85 and earn new abilities, tap into new talents, and progress through the path system, a new way for players to customize characters. Classic Zones Remade: Quest to level 60 as you never have before. Familiar zones across the original continents of Kalimdor and the Eastern Kingdoms have been reforged by the cataclysm and updated with new quests and content. Flying Mounts in Azeroth: Explore Kalimdor and the Eastern Kingdoms from a whole new perspective. Guild Advancement: Progress as a guild to earn guild levels and guild achievements. New High-Level Content: Explore newly opened parts of the world, including Uldum, Grim Batol, and the great sunken city of Vashj'ir beneath the sea, and enjoy even more high-level raid content than in previous expansions. New PvP Zone & Rated Battlegrounds: Take on PvP objectives and daily quests on Tol Barad Island, a new Wintergrasp-like zone, and wage war in all-new rated Battlegrounds. Archaeology: Master a new secondary profession to unearth valuable artifacts and earn unique rewards. New Race and Class Combinations: Explore Azeroth as a gnome priest, blood elf warrior, or one of the other never-before-available race and class combinations. [Blizzard Entertainment]
Metascore:
90
User Score:
5.8
Sid Meier's Civilization V 4.

Sid Meier's Civilization V

Platform: PC
September 21, 2010
With over nine million units sold worldwide, and unprecedented critical acclaim from fans and press around the world, Sid Meier's Civilization is recognized as one of the greatest strategy franchises of all-time. Now, Firaxis Games will take this incredibly fun and addictive strategy game to unprecedented heights by adding new ways to play and win; new tools to manage and expand your civilization; extensive modding capabilities; and intensely competitive multiplayer options. Civilization V will come to life in a beautifully detailed, living world that will elevate the gameplay experience to a whole new level making it a must-have for gamers around the globe!
Metascore:
90
User Score:
8.0
BioShock 2 5.

BioShock 2

Platform: PC
February 9, 2010
Set approximately 10 years after the events of the original BioShock, the halls of Rapture once again echo with sins of the past. Along the Atlantic coastline, a monster has been snatching little girls and bringing them back to the undersea city of Rapture. You are the very first Big Daddy as you travel through the decrepit and beautiful fallen city, chasing an unseen foe in search of answers and your own survival. Multiplayer in BioShock 2 provides a rich prequel experience that expands the BioShock gameplay. Set during the fall of Rapture, players assume the role of Plasmid test subject in the underwater city that was first explored in the original BioShock. Players will need to use all the elements of the game's toolset to survive as the full depth of the BioShock experience is refined and transformed into a unique multiplayer experience that can only be found in Rapture. [2K Games]
Metascore:
88
User Score:
8.1
Super Meat Boy 6.

Super Meat Boy

Platform: PC
November 30, 2010
Super Meat Boy is a tough as nails platformer where you play as an animated cube of meat who's trying to save his girlfriend (who happens to be made of bandages) from an evil fetus in a jar wearing a tux. Our meaty hero will leap from walls, over seas of buzz saws, through crumbling caves and pools of old needles. Sacrificing his own well being to save his damsel in distress. Super Meat Boy brings the old school difficulty of classic NES titles like Mega Man 2, Ghost and Goblins and Super Mario Bros. 2 (The Japanese one) and stream lines them down to the essential no BS straight forward twitch reflex platforming. Ramping up in difficulty from hard to soul crushing SMB will drag Meat boy though haunted hospitals, salt factories and even hell itself. And if 300+ single player levels weren't enough SMB also throws in epic boss fights, a level editor and tons of unlock able secrets, warp zones and hidden characters.
Metascore:
87
User Score:
8.2
Battlefield: Bad Company 2 7.

Battlefield: Bad Company 2

Platform: PC
March 2, 2010
In this installment, the Bad Company crew again find themselves in the heart of the action, where they must use every weapon and vehicle at their disposal to survive. In Battlefield: Bad Company 2, the 'B' company fight their way through snowy mountaintops, dense jungles and dusty villages. With a heavy arsenal of deadly weapons and a slew of vehicles to aid them, the crew set off on their mission and they are ready to blow up, shoot down, blast through, wipe out and utterly destroy anything that gets in their way. Total destruction is the name of the game, delivered as only the DICE next generation Frostbite engine can. [Electronic Arts]
Metascore:
87
User Score:
8.2
Monkey Island 2 Special Edition: LeChuck's Revenge 8.

Monkey Island 2 Special Edition: LeChuck's Revenge

Platform: PC
July 7, 2010
More Pirates! More Adventure! More Monkeys! Relive the second swashbuckling misadventure of the wannabe pirate Guybrush Threepwood as he searches for the lost treasure of Big Whoop, attempts to win back the beautiful Elaine Marley and takes on the now evil zombie pirate, LeChuck! Monkey Island 2 Special Edition: LeChuck’s Revenge faithfully re-imagines the original classic in signature Special Edition detail. Plus, interact with the world of Monkey Island like never before with new direct-character controls, an interactive object highlight system, behind the scenes art viewer and creator commentary featuring the original developers of Monkey Island 2: LeChuck’s Revenge! Play it again for the first time with signature Special Edition features. [LucasArts]
Metascore:
87
User Score:
8.8
Borderlands: The Secret Armory of General Knoxx 9.

Borderlands: The Secret Armory of General Knoxx

Platform: PC
February 25, 2010
(Downloadable Content) Borderlands goes to ELEVEN! You may have seen some games raise their level cap by 5, or maybe even 10, but with The Crimson Lance Assassination Squads wreaking havoc and Crawmerax the Invincible being all invulnerable and stuff we knew you'd need more than just 10. And that's why Borderlands goes to ELEVEN! The Secret Armory of General Knoxx is an add-on pack for Borderlands that adds new guns, new Class Mods, new vehicles, new missions, new enemy types, and increases the level cap to 61. [Xbox.com]
Metascore:
86
User Score:
7.0
Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit 10.

Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit

Platform: PC
November 16, 2010
Need for Speed Hot Pursuit players will experience the thrill of the chase and the rush of the escape as they play through full careers as both a cop and a racer – solo or connected. The blistering speeds, brutal busts and heart-stopping getaways are all connected via Need for Speed Autolog. This network not only connects friends for epic head-to head pursuits and races, but also enables players to compare performances and stats, thereby setting the stage for the ultimate in friendly competition.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
6.9
Mass Effect 2: Lair of the Shadow Broker 11.

Mass Effect 2: Lair of the Shadow Broker

Platform: PC
September 7, 2010
Liara T'Soni is tracking down the mysterious Shadow Broker, and no one is safe. She'll do anything to recover the man the Broker kidnapped... and the Shadow Broker's agents will do anything to stop her. Team up with Liara and chase clues from the luxurious heights of Illium to the Shadow Broker's own secret lair. Adds the Shadow Broker intel center, new research, and five new achievements and the chance to continue a relationship with Liara.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
8.5
Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Vietnam 12.

Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Vietnam

Platform: PC
December 18, 2010
Set in the 1960s, this DLC adds 4 new multiplayer maps, 15 new weapons, and six vehicles.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
8.0
Assassin's Creed II 13.

Assassin's Creed II

Platform: PC
March 9, 2010
Assassin's Creed II is the product of over two years of intensive development by the original creative team behind the Assassin's Creed brand. In a vast open world environment, the game invites players to incarnate Ezio, a privileged young noble in Renaissance Italy who's been betrayed by the rival ruling families of Italy. Ezio's subsequent quest for vengeance plunges players into an epic story that offers more variety in missions, surprising and engaging new gameplay elements, diverse weapons and a profound character progression that appeal to fans of the original Assassin's Creed as well as entice players new to the brand. [Ubisoft]
Metascore:
86
User Score:
7.4
Amnesia: The Dark Descent 14.

Amnesia: The Dark Descent

Platform: PC
September 8, 2010
The last remaining memories fade away into darkness. Your mind is a mess and only a feeling of being hunted remains. You must escape. Awake... Amnesia: The Dark Descent, a first person survival horror. A game about immersion, discovery and living through a nightmare. An experience that will chill you to the core.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.6
Football Manager 2011 15.

Football Manager 2011

Platform: PC
November 4, 2010
With more new features than ever before, including real-time contract negotiation, a revamped training system and a number of match engine improvements, Football Manager 2011 will once again raise the bar for Soccer management games.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.3
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II - Chaos Rising 16.

Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II - Chaos Rising

Platform: PC
March 10, 2010
Set in the grim, war-ravaged world of Games Workshop’s vast Warhammer 40,000 science fiction universe, Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II – Chaos Rising transports players into the midst of an intergalactic war between ancient enemies. Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II – Chaos Rising introduces the Chaos Space Marines as a new playable army, continues the single player campaign from the original Dawn of War II, delivers all new wargear and raises the level cap from 20 to 30. Relic Entertainment will also deliver new multiplayer maps and new units for the Orks, Eldar, Tyranids and Space Marines. Veterans of the Dawn of War II single player campaign can use their existing squads’ accumulated wargear, abilities and experience to battle the traitorous Chaos Space Marines of the Black Legion throughout 20 new missions. Newcomers to Dawn of War II will begin the single player campaign with a squad of Space Marines fully equipped to take on the malevolent forces of Chaos. Powerful Chaos tainted wargear can be equipped and used against your enemy, but doing so could lead to dreadful consequences. Will you risk corruption for power? [THQ]
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.6
Fallout: New Vegas 17.

Fallout: New Vegas

Platform: PC
October 19, 2010
The latest game in the post-nuclear RPG series is being developed by many members of the Fallout 1 and 2 team at Obsidian Entertainment using the Fallout 3 engine.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.8
Just Cause 2 18.

Just Cause 2

Platform: PC
March 23, 2010
Developed by Avalanche Studios, Just Cause 2 finds Rico Rodriguez returning in an epic open-world adventure set in the diverse tropical playground of Panau in South East Asia, where the aim is to cause chaos and destruction in a way that only Rico knows how! His mission is to destabilize the island and free it from the tyranny of the evil dictator, Baby Panay. Players tackle missions and objectives in any way they want while exploring the highly-detailed and beautiful island by land, sea or air, performing an insane range of new daredevil stunts and mastering the use of the all new grappling hook and Rico's trademark parachute. [Eidos Interactive]
Metascore:
84
User Score:
7.7
F1 2010 19.

F1 2010

Platform: PC
September 21, 2010
In F1 2010 gamers will take on the full, expanded grid in a variety of game modes including Grand Prix, Championship, Time Trial and an extensive, innovative Career mode. F1 2010 will also feature a highly advanced damage model, fully dynamic weather system and extensive competitive multiplayer options.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
6.9
Shatter (2009) 20.

Shatter (2009)

Platform: PC
March 15, 2010
Shatter is a retro-inspired brick-breaking game that merges familiar action with unique twists and a modern crafted production approach. [Steam]
Metascore:
84
User Score:
7.3
FIFA Soccer 11 21.

FIFA Soccer 11

Platform: PC
September 28, 2010
EA returns to the field with another installment in its long-running soccer series.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
7.6
Sam & Max: The Devil's Playhouse - Episode 2: The Tomb of Sammun-Mak 22.

Sam & Max: The Devil's Playhouse - Episode 2: The Tomb of Sammun-Mak

Platform: PC
May 18, 2010
The new season Sam & Max: The Devil's Playhouse is the biggest, strangest and most epic to date. As the saga begins, an otherworldy power for controlling matter and space calls to the strongest and strangest who might wield it - intergalactic warlords and eldritch gods, under-dwellers and scholars of the arcane. Gaming's greatest dog and rabbit sleuths Sam & Max seek the power's ancient secrets, as Max gains shape shifting, teleportation, mind reading and future vision abilities for battling these foes. The saga plays out in a surreal 5 month-long symphony of mayhem that gets deeper and more twisted with each episode. [Telltale Games]
Metascore:
83
User Score:
7.5
Darksiders 23.

Darksiders

Platform: PC
September 23, 2010
The time for the great Apocalypse of legend has come in Darksiders as you take on the role of War, one of the four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, and rain judgment and destruction down upon the Earth. However, not all is as it seems when you discover that you and your fellow Horsemen have been implicated for the premature destruction of Earth and are swept up in a conspiracy between the forces of Heaven and Hell. Banished and stripped of your powers, embark on an epic quest of revenge and redemption as you battle angels and demons to restore your awesome abilities and seek out who betrayed you.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
7.7
Age of Conan: Rise of the Godslayer 24.

Age of Conan: Rise of the Godslayer

Platform: PC
May 11, 2010
Take on the role of a Demonologist, Barbarian, Bear Shama or any other of the twelve exotic classes, as you face the challenges of Hyboria alone or in groups of other players from all over the world. Fight for survival, socialize with friends, construct equipment or even entire cities with your fellow players, and carve out your destiny in the world of Conan. [Funcom]
Metascore:
83
User Score:
7.6
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Conviction 25.

Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Conviction

Platform: PC
April 27, 2010
Improvise. Adapt. Overcome. You are a fugitive, ruthlessly hunted by the very government you used to serve. Your only choice is to improvise to survive. Experience original gameplay based on improvisation in which your environment is your top weapon. Always on your toes, you need to react on the fly to any changing situations and use the environment and the crowds around you to create diversions and deter your enemies. As a fugitive, quick thinking and adaptation are essential to turn the situation to your advantage. A gameplay experience delivering 100% adrenaline includes close combat and shooting sequences. To survive, build an underground network of allies who will help you obtain high-tech gadgets and stay one step ahead of your pursuers as you struggle to unmask the forces that frame you. [Ubisoft]
Metascore:
83
User Score:
5.5
Bejeweled 3 26.

Bejeweled 3

Platform: PC
December 7, 2010
The biggest, brightest Bejeweled ever! Discover all-new ways to play the world's #1 puzzle game. Find your perfect match with 8 breathtaking game modes that meet all your moods — ease into Classic Bejeweled for cascades of fun, journey through 40 challenging Quest puzzles, charge into the electrifying Lightning for non-stop action, and tailor your experience in Zen for a revolutionary new way to relax.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
7.8
Dragon Age: Origins - Awakening 27.

Dragon Age: Origins - Awakening

Platform: PC
March 16, 2010
Designed and written by the same team that brought you Dragon Age: Origins, the Awakening expansion pack offers a brand new area of the world to explore known as Amaranthine, featuring an epic story that will allow players to unravel the secrets of the darkspawn - and their true motivations! Players face a range of horrific and terrifying creatures including an evolved, intelligent breed of darkspawn and other menacing creatures such as the Inferno Golem and Spectral Dragon. Dragon Age: Origins – Awakening provides exciting new ways for players to customize their heroes and party, including the ability to re-spec their character attributes, allowing even greater customization and replayability. Featuring an increased level cap, new spells, abilities, specializations and items, plus five all-new party members, players can continue their adventures from Dragon Age: Origins, or begin with a brand new character. [BioWare]
Metascore:
82
User Score:
7.9
Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light 28.

Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light

Platform: PC
September 28, 2010
Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light is the first ever downloadable, co-op action/adventure game featuring Lara Croft. This brand extension incorporates the hallmarks of the Tomb Raider franchise including exploration, discovery, platforming, and puzzle solving. Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light allows players to experience Lara Croft from an isometric viewpoint, and combines new gameplay features such as character progression, fun fast-paced combat, and elements of cooperation and competition. Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light will be available to download this summer.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
7.9
Desktop Dungeons 29.

Desktop Dungeons

Platform: PC
October 17, 2010
Desktop Dungeons is a quick-play roguelike puzzle game that gives you roughly 10 minutes of dungeon-crawling action per serving. It straddles the casual and hardcore boundary in that, while you might die frequently because the game is tricky and unforgiving, it’s so approachable and quick to get into that you keep wanting just one more.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
7.6
Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale 30.

Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale

Platform: PC
September 10, 2010
Recettear is the story of an item shop, the girl who lives in it, and the fairy who turned her life upside down. Recette Lemongrass finds herself in charge of an item shop built into her house, in order to pay back a loan her father took and then skipped out on - and Tear, her newfound fairy "companion", won't take no for an answer! As Recette, you have to decide how you'll get your stock - either through playing the markets in town or going out into the wild with an adventuring friend and thrashing beasts until they give up the goodies - how much to sell things for, what the shop should look like, and how to best go about getting the money Tear needs to pay off the loan. If you can't come up with the money... well, hope you like living in a cardboard box.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.6
Divinity II: The Dragon Knight Saga 31.

Divinity II: The Dragon Knight Saga

Platform: PC
November 5, 2010
Divinity II - The Dragon Knight Saga includes the original adventure "Ego Draconis", and "Flames of Vengeance", the Dragon Knight's new adventure that continues the epic story and adds dozens of hours of additional gameplay. Divinity II - Ego Draconis appears here as an entirely new and re-mastered edition with improved graphics and content that make the game even more beautiful and more impressive than ever before!
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.3
VVVVVV 32.

VVVVVV

Platform: PC
January 11, 2010
VVVVVV is a retro styled 2D platformer by Terry Cavanagh, creator of dozens of free games. You play as the fearless leader of a team of dimension exploring scientists who inadvertently crash, and are separated. The game involves exploring the strange world you've found yourself in, and reuniting your friends. VVVVVV explores one simple game mechanic: you cannot jump - instead, you reverse your own gravity at the press of a button. The game focuses on playing with this mechanic in a variety of interesting ways. The game is designed not to artificially gate your progress. In VVVVVV there are no locks, no power-ups, no switches, nothing to stop you progressing except the challenges themselves.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.9
Metro 2033 33.

Metro 2033

Platform: PC
March 16, 2010
Set in the shattered subway of a post apocalyptic Moscow, Metro 2033 is a story of intensive underground survival where the fate of mankind rests in your hands. In 2013 the world was devastated by an apocalyptic event, annihilating almost all mankind and turning the earth’s surface into a poisonous wasteland. A handful of survivors took refuge in the depths of the Moscow underground, and human civilization entered a new Dark Age. The year is 2033. An entire generation has been born and raised underground, and their besieged Metro Station-Cities struggle for survival, with each other, and the mutant horrors that await outside. You are Artyom, born in the last days before the fire, but raised Underground. Having never ventured beyond your Metro Station-City limits, one fateful event sparks a desperate mission to the heart of the Metro system, to warn the remnants of mankind of a terrible impending threat. Your journey takes you from the forgotten catacombs beneath the subway to the desolate wastelands above, where your actions will determine the fate of mankind. [THQ]
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.1
Blur 34.

Blur

Platform: PC
May 25, 2010
Blur is a new style of powered-up racing. The game drops players into heart-pumping racing action with 20 cars on a track all targeting the finish line and battling each other as they trade paint and collect intense power-ups, including the ability to blast other cars out of the way with huge bursts of energy, boost their speed, and more. Gamers can use offensive and defensive attacks as they battle for the lead and careen through real-world track locations ranging from L.A. and San Francisco to the streets of Hackney, UK and the treacherous roads of Barcelona, Spain. Beyond the action-packed racing filled with fast curves, sneaky alternate routes, hair-raising jumps and fully realized damage models that provide for spectacular crashes, Blur’s narrative is presented through Bizarre’s new community-based interface, reaching far beyond the game itself. This unique story-driving social network evolves dynamically as players compete in different races, make new friends, rivals and fans, and connect with other racers both in-game and in real life. Looking beyond Blur's single player story, gamers can engage in competitive and team-based multiplayer races with up to 20 players online, or on a single console via 4-player split-screen. Bizarre has also introduced Blur’s original social gaming experience - Custom Groups, where anyone can create unique multiplayer modes based on their favorite ways to play the game. These new modes are immediately shared through Blur’s social network, expanding the game in ways that are only limited by the gaming community’s creativity. [Activision]
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.4
Sam & Max: The Devil's Playhouse - Episode 1: The Penal Zone 35.

Sam & Max: The Devil's Playhouse - Episode 1: The Penal Zone

Platform: PC
April 15, 2010
An otherworldly power for controlling matter and space calls to the strongest and strangest who might wield it -- intergalactic warlords and eldritch gods, under-dwellers and scholars of the arcane. Gaming's greatest dog and rabbit sleuths Sam & Max seek the power's ancient secrets, as manic Max gains shape shifting, teleportation, mind reading and future vision abilities for battling these foes.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.8
Napoleon: Total War 36.

Napoleon: Total War

Platform: PC
February 23, 2010
Napoleon: Total War defines a new standard within the genre with exciting characters and a cinematic narrative, mind-blowing battle sequences and an unrivalled mix of turn-based and real-time strategy. Take command and lead your armies on land and sea over three campaigns: Italy, Egypt and Mastery of Europe. The seamless mix of objective-based missions and sandbox experience makes this the most complete Total War experience to date. Napoleon features fully integrated multiplayer modes and a complete set of online functionalities: Steam achievements, gameplay bonuses, uniform editor and voice communications. Advanced weaponry enables new tactical options and even more exciting real-time battles on an epic scale, while the highly detailed environments and improved battlefield buildings guarantee a realistic recreation of famous historical battles. [Sega]
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.9
Call of Duty: Black Ops 37.

Call of Duty: Black Ops

Platform: PC
November 9, 2010
Treyarch is developing the next installment in the Call of Duty franchise, rumored to be set during the Cold War.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
5.7
Sam & Max: The Devil's Playhouse - Episode 5: The City That Dares Not Sleep 38.

Sam & Max: The Devil's Playhouse - Episode 5: The City That Dares Not Sleep

Platform: PC
August 30, 2010
Sam & Max: The Devil’s Playhouse is based on the indie comics by Steve Purcell. Sam is a six-foot dog in a baggy suit sporting a trombone-sized .44 hand-cannon. Max is three feet of pure unleashed id with a saw blade grin and the impulsive nature of the average piranha. Together they patrol the sticky streets of a fantastical New York City, righting wrongs, pummeling perps, and ridding the urban landscape of the shifty legions of "self-propelled gutter trash" that litter their streets. Sam & Max is Telltale's longest running episodic game series to date.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.7
Toki Tori 39.

Toki Tori

Platform: PC
January 28, 2010
The gameplay in Toki Tori is a blend of two genres. While it looks like a platform game, it's a puzzle game at heart. To progress through the game, the player must pick up each egg in a level using a set number of tools. Players will have to look and plan ahead carefully while using items such as the Telewarp, Freeze-o-Matic and InstantRock. Additional tools are gradually introduced as the player progresses through the game's 80+ levels covering four unique worlds. [Steam]
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.6
S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat 40.

S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat

Platform: PC
February 2, 2010
The events of S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat unfold shortly after the end of S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl. Having discovered about the open path to the Zone center, the government decides to hold a large-scale military "Fairway" operation aimed to take the CNPP under control. According to the operation's plan, the first military group is to conduct an air scouting of the territory to map out the detailed layouts of anomalous fields location. Thereafter, making use of the maps, the main military forces are to be dispatched. Despite thorough preparations, the operation fails. Most of the avant-garde helicopters crash. In order to collect information on reasons behind the operation failure, Ukraine's Security Service send their agent into the Zone center. From now on everything depends on the player. [GSC GameWorld]
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.7
Revenge of the Titans 41.

Revenge of the Titans

Platform: PC
May 24, 2010
Construct and command your ground defences in a series of increasingly massive battles across the solar system, in our frenetic arcade mash-up of Real Time Strategy and Tower Defence!
Metascore:
79
User Score:
7.6
Cart Life 42.

Cart Life

Platform: PC
July 29, 2010
Cart Life is a retail simulation for windows which portrays the lives of street vendors.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
5.8
Worms Reloaded 43.

Worms Reloaded

Platform: PC
August 26, 2010
Indeed, while the most celebrated features of the series are present and correct, Worms Reloaded also sports a large amount of new additions to almost every facet of the gameplay experience. Over 60 single-player missions (including new Warzone Campaign and Bodycount Mode), a fully featured landscape creator, 45+ plus weapons spanning the entire Worms series and a huge currency based customization system - all wrapped up in HD quality visuals - means that Worms Reloaded will be a highly enjoyable experience, whether playing alone or with friends.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
6.9
Puzzle Dimension 44.

Puzzle Dimension

Platform: PC
June 21, 2010
Brain exercise in 3D - Train your spatial visualization ability by navigating increasingly complex 3D puzzles. The objective "pick all the sunflowers" sounds simple - but Puzzle Dimension is not your ordinary game world. Here up and down are relative terms as the gravity depends on where you roll the ball. [Steam]
Metascore:
79
User Score:
7.4
Split/Second 45.

Split/Second

Platform: PC
May 18, 2010
Split/Second, an intense action racing game set within the world of a hyper-competitive reality television show. Competitors vie to be the first across the finish line in a made-for-TV city built for destruction, with the ultimate goal of becoming the season champion. Competitors in Split/Second don't just collide with other vehicles to knock them from the track -- they can also trigger explosive events that drastically alter the dynamics of the race. Players must use strategy and pinpoint timing to derail opponents, tactically alter the track or create entirely new routes. [Disney]
Metascore:
79
User Score:
7.9
Tropico 3: Absolute Power 46.

Tropico 3: Absolute Power

Platform: PC
May 17, 2010
Tropico 3: Absolute Power is the first official expansion pack to follow Tropico 3.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
7.8
The Misadventures of P.B. Winterbottom 47.

The Misadventures of P.B. Winterbottom

Platform: PC
April 20, 2010
(Downloadable Game) Create your own paradox... for the love of pie. Enter a macabre and comical silent world filled with mischief, time travel and delicious pie in The Misadventures of P. B. Winterbottom. Record yourself and harness your time-bending abilities to cooperate, compete against, and disrupt your past, present, and future selves. Winterbottom's debut misadventures present a whimsical spin on the notions of time, space, and play. Join Winterbottom as he travels through over 75 "movie" levels, causing mischief and mayhem in pursuit of the mysterious and elusive Chronoberry Pie on his spectacular journey through space-time. [2K Play]
Metascore:
79
User Score:
7.8
The Settlers 7: Paths to a Kingdom 48.

The Settlers 7: Paths to a Kingdom

Platform: PC
March 23, 2010
The Settlers: Paths to a Kingdom is the latest game from the award-winning kingdom building strategy series. Created in 1993, The Settlers franchise is one of the best selling strategy brands with over 500,000 units sold in the US and over 7MM units worldwide LTD. In Paths to a Kingdom, the military, economic, and research systems are richer than ever. This allows players to play and win the way they want. Beyond the game campaign, fully customizable pre-designed maps, downloadable expansions and anticipated player-generated content will guarantee wide-ranging experiences. The innovation does not stop at the game content. The Settlers: Paths to a Kingdom will integrate the player’s social networks contacts on Facebook and Twitter. By allowing consumers to play the way they want and share their progress with their friends, this is truly the most accessible and innovative Settlers title to date. [Ubisoft]
Metascore:
79
User Score:
5.2
LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 49.

LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4

Platform: PC
June 25, 2010
Build the adventure from Privet Drive to the Triwizard Tournament and experience the fun of the first four Harry Potter stories – Lego style. Explore Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, learn spells, brew potions and relive the adventures with tongue-in-cheek humor and creative customization that is unique to LEGO videogames.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
7.6
Dead Rising 2 50.

Dead Rising 2

Platform: PC
September 27, 2010
Dead Rising 2 takes the franchise to a new level of zombie-killing fun with tens of thousands of zombies, the all new gambling paradise of Fortune City to explore and conquer plus a host of new in-game objects that can all be used as deadly weapons to stave off the zombie assault. Dead Rising 2 is set several years after the infamous zombie invasion of Willamette. Unfortunately, the zombie virus was not contained at the conclusion of Dead Rising, spreading unchecked throughout the United States and Dead Rising 2 depicts a country where zombie outbreaks continue to strike. [Capcom]
Metascore:
78
User Score:
6.5
DeathSpank: Thongs of Virtue 51.

DeathSpank: Thongs of Virtue

Platform: PC
November 30, 2010
DeathSpank: Thongs of Virtue picks up right where the original left off.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
7.5
Mount & Blade: Warband 52.

Mount & Blade: Warband

Platform: PC
March 30, 2010
The first expansion pack for Mount & Blade introduces an array of brand-new features, highlighted by a multiplayer capability that allows up to 64 players to participate.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
8.8
King's Bounty: Crossworlds 53.

King's Bounty: Crossworlds

Platform: PC
September 17, 2010
King's Bounty: Crossworlds is a stand-alone expansion to the award-winning King’s Bounty: Armored Princess. The game will feature two new campaigns, quests, spells, units and a full-scale game editor.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
8.5
Dawn of Discovery: Venice 54.

Dawn of Discovery: Venice

Platform: PC
February 26, 2010
(Also known as "Anno 1404: Venice") New Venetian setting: The rich Dawn of Discovery environment is complemented with a new Venetian setting offering new possibilities of interaction: Build two new Venetian ship types: the small and big tradesman cog. Develop secret cabinets, infiltrate your enemies and sabotage their expansion. Multiplayer: Play Dawn of Discovery online in multiplayer mode: Choose to play versus or co-op to defeat the AI by combining your techniques. Up to 8 players. New Challenges and Quests: Up to 60 new items and 300 new quests with two new types: trading race and ship boarding. Discover and exploit a new type of island, the Volcano island. New scenarios to face new challenges with new achievements, medals and crests. [Ubisoft]
Metascore:
78
User Score:
7.9
Mafia II 55.

Mafia II

Platform: PC
August 23, 2010
Featuring a deep mobster-driven narrative packed with both behind-the-wheel and on-foot action, Mafia 2 is the sequel fans have been clamoring for. Like the original Mafia title, Mafia 2 immerses players in the mob underworld of a fictitious late 1940's-early 1950's scenario. Players easily become engaged in the game's cinematic Hollywood movie experience with strong, believable characters in a living, breathing city. [2K Games]
Metascore:
77
User Score:
8.2
DeathSpank 56.

DeathSpank

Platform: PC
October 25, 2010
This is a new game series written by Ron Gilbert that follows the adventures of a misguided hero named DeathSpank.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
7.6
Alien Swarm 57.

Alien Swarm

Platform: PC
July 19, 2010
Available free of charge, the game thrusts players into an epic bug hunt featuring a unique blend of co-op play and squad-level tactics. With your friends, form a squad of four distinct IAF Marine classes. Plan your attack using an unlockable arsenal of weapons with countless loadout configurations against a wide variety of aliens. Blaze your way through an overrun, off-world colony, eradicating the alien infestation in environments ranging from the icy planet's surface, to a subterranean lava-flooded mining facility. Along with the game get the complete code base for Alien Swarm that features updates to the Source engine as well as the SDK. Alien Swarm adds 3rd person camera, depth of field, improved dynamic shadows and a wide variety of gameplay additions to the Source engine. [Steam]
Metascore:
77
User Score:
8.2
Supreme Commander 2 58.

Supreme Commander 2

Platform: PC
March 1, 2010
Experience brutal battles on a massive scale! In Supreme Commander 2, players wage war by creating enormous customizable armies and experimental war machines that can change the balance of power at any given moment. Take the role of one of the three enigmatic commanders, each representing a unique faction with a rich story that brings a new level of emotional connection to the RTS genre, or fight the battle online. Where do your loyalties lie? [Square Enix]
Metascore:
77
User Score:
6.2
Lost Horizon 59.

Lost Horizon

Platform: PC
September 24, 2010
1936: Soldiers of the Third Reich roam the world seeking occult weapons for their insane plans of conquest. When Fenton Paddock, a former British soldier and hapless smuggler, is asked to look for his friend Richard, who went missing in Tibet, he has no idea that this search will lead him across three continents to a secret that could turn the whole world upside down. Enough mystery? Not in the mood for another crime story? "Lost Horizon" brings the classic adventure back to its roots: the 1930s, exotic settings all over the world, and the dangerous quest for one of the greatest secrets of mankind makes adventurers' hearts beat faster. The Makers of the award-winning Secret Files series invite you to experience a technically outstanding, carefully designed game featuring an absolutely thrilling story at the side of Kim and Fenton.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
7.5
Singularity 60.

Singularity

Platform: PC
June 29, 2010
On a clandestine mission deep into Russian territory, an American black ops team crash lands on an island research base that was mysteriously abandoned in the 1950’s. Cut off from the outside and under attack by an army of nightmarish creatures, Captain Nathaniel Renko is forced to battle his way through the hostile territory armed with the TMD (Time Manipulation Device) – a time altering weapon created over 50 years ago. Who created the TMD and why is just one of the many Cold War secrets Renko must uncover as he is thrown back and forth across time, making choices that will alter the course of world history. [Raven Software]
Metascore:
76
User Score:
7.7
Heroes of Newerth 61.

Heroes of Newerth

Platform: PC
May 12, 2010
Heroes of Newerth is a session-based, multiplayer, Action-RPG.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
7.2
Plain Sight 62.

Plain Sight

Platform: PC
April 5, 2010
Plain Sight is a multiplayer arcade game about suicidal ninja robots. Fly through space, leap over planetoids and destroy opponents with your trusty katana. Killing fellow robots lets you steal their tasty, tasty energy. Packed with spinach-like goodness; energy makes you bigger, stronger, faster and generally more awesome. Being all big and badass is great, but in this game it doesn’t win you the match. It makes you a target. To win, you have to convert your energy into points. How do you do this? Simple. Kill yourself. Press the button and turn your happy little robot into a vicious ball of enemy-absorbing plasma. The more opponents you take out, the better. Upgrade your robot, respawn and get stuck in again. [Beatnik Games]
Metascore:
76
User Score:
7.4
R.U.S.E. 63.

R.U.S.E.

Platform: PC
September 7, 2010
R.U.S.E. is a real-time strategy game that allows players to bluff their enemies to lead their nation to victory, controlling the action using views that range seamlessly from the heart of the battlefield to the full theatre of war. Players are plunged into the action thanks to the exclusive IRISZOOM Engine which offers an intuitive interface that allows for smooth, rapid transitions from a birds-eye view of the entire conflict, down into the heat of the battle and vice versa. In R.U.S.E., players use their brain as the ultimate weapon, fighting a war of perception, where the ability to deceive and mislead the enemy determines success. A first in a strategy game, R.U.S.E. promises to reinvigorate the genre by using deception to give new-found depth to the game play. [Ubisoft]
Metascore:
76
User Score:
8.0
Serious Sam HD: The Second Encounter 64.

Serious Sam HD: The Second Encounter

Platform: PC
April 28, 2010
Developed by Croteam and powered by the Serious Engine 3, Serious Sam HD: The Second Encounter combines enhanced visuals, including more polygons, higher resolution textures and more special effects like hippy and kid’s mode, with trademark frantic gameplay for a non-stop action. Featuring single-play, survival and cooperative play and mixed with brilliantly updated visuals, the game continues your battle against Mental’s army with the classic over-the-top action, crazy humor and horror from the golden age of first-person shooters. Combines intense versus and team modes for up to 16 players and in over 18 multiplayer maps, demo recording option, spectators and dedicated server support. [Steam]
Metascore:
76
User Score:
8.2
Greed Corp 65.

Greed Corp

Platform: PC
December 10, 2010
Find the delicate balance between harvesting the land for resources and preserving it to stay alive. Will you defend your territory or sacrifice it to keep it out of enemy hands? Manage the finite available resources to build your army and use the collapsing terrain to your advantage. Destroy your enemies, or destroy the very land they stand on, before they do it to you. The game features a comprehensive single player campaign, introducing you to the four factions that inhabit the world. A large collection of unique maps is available outside of the campaign, specifically designed for 2, 3, or 4-player battles. Matches can be played with any combination of local, online and AI players, allowing for quick access to multiplayer action and offering multiple unlockables for a variety of challenges.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
7.1
Din's Curse 66.

Din's Curse

Platform: PC
March 31, 2010
Din's Curse is a single player and co-op multiplayer action RPG with 141 class combinations, infinite number of dynamically generated towns, real consequences, and a dynamic, evolving world. Din, champion of the gods, has cursed you into a second life of service because you selfishly squandered your first one while causing misfortune to those around you. To redeem yourself, you must impress Din by building a reputation for helping others. Travel the spacious western plains of Aleria and save desperate towns from the brink of annihilation. Until you're redeemed, you're doomed to wander the earth alone for all eternity. In Din's Curse, you will explore an extensive underground, slaying dangerous monsters, solving dynamic quests, dodging deadly traps, and in your spare time, plundering loot. Quell uprisings, flush out traitors, kill assassins, cure plagues, purge curses, end wars, and complete other dangerous quests or the danger WILL escalate. Not all is as it seems though, traitors will gladly stab you in the back, renegades can revolt against the town, spies can set up ambushes, and items might even curse or possess your friends. [Soldak Entertainment]
Metascore:
76
User Score:
7.6
Sam & Max: The Devil's Playhouse - Episode 4: Beyond the Alley of the Dolls 67.

Sam & Max: The Devil's Playhouse - Episode 4: Beyond the Alley of the Dolls

Platform: PC
July 20, 2010
The new season Sam & Max: The Devil's Playhouse is the biggest, strangest and most epic to date. As the saga begins, an otherworldy power for controlling matter and space calls to the strongest and strangest who might wield it - intergalactic warlords and eldritch gods, under-dwellers and scholars of the arcane.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
7.7
Victoria II 68.

Victoria II

Platform: PC
August 13, 2010
Created by the developers of Europa Universalis and Hearts of Iron, Victoria 2 is a grand strategy game set during the colonial era of the 19th century and is scheduled for release in Q3 2010. Gamers will guide their nation from the era of absolute monarchies in the early 19th century, through expansion and colonization in hopes of becoming a truly great power by the dawn of the 20th century.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
8.3
The Dream Machine 69.

The Dream Machine

Platform: PC
December 14, 2010
A point-and-click adventure where you play as a couple, Victor and Alicia, who have recently moved into their new apartment only to discover an unsettling secret about their new home.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
8.2
FIFA Manager 11 70.

FIFA Manager 11

Platform: PC
November 3, 2010
FIFA Manager 11 tasks players with managing of a football club and features new lineups and tactics.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
5.2
Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands 71.

Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands

Platform: PC
June 8, 2010
Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands is the next chapter in the Sands of Time universe. Visiting his brother's kingdom following his adventure in Azad, the Prince finds the royal palace under siege from a mighty army bent on its destruction. When the decision is made to use the ancient power of the Sand in a desperate gamble to save the kingdom from total annihilation, the Prince embarks on an epic adventure in which he learns to bear the mantle of true leadership, and discover that great power often comes with a great cost. [Ubisoft]
Metascore:
75
User Score:
6.7
Left 4 Dead 2: The Passing 72.

Left 4 Dead 2: The Passing

Platform: PC
April 22, 2010
(Dowloadable Content) Left 4 Dead 2’s "The Passing" brings the original Left 4 Dead Survivors down south for a meeting with the L4D2 cast, while delivering new single-player, multiplayer and co-operative gameplay.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
7.5
Transformers: War for Cybertron 73.

Transformers: War for Cybertron

Platform: PC
June 22, 2010
Transformers: War for Cybertron challenges players to become the ultimate weapon as a TRANSFORMERS character in the final, epic war that will determine the survival of their entire race. Armed with a diverse arsenal of lethal, high-tech weaponry and the ability to instantly convert from robot to vehicle at any time, players will engage in heart-pounding battles on land and in the air in this gripping, 3rd person action shooter set in the TRANSFORMERS’ war-ravaged homeland. Complete with several multiplayer modes, Transformers: War for Cybertron allows gamers to play through story missions with their friends in drop in/drop out online co-op, and also create their own TRANSFORMERS character for competitive head-to-head multiplayer modes, choosing among four distinct character classes, personalizing its look and selecting from a huge variety of weapons, skills and abilities. [Activision]
Metascore:
75
User Score:
7.8
Dark Fall 3: Lost Souls 74.

Dark Fall 3: Lost Souls

Platform: PC
April 21, 2010
The third game in the Dark Fall adventure game series.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
7.0
Sam & Max: The Devil's Playhouse - Episode 3: They Stole Max's Brain! 75.

Sam & Max: The Devil's Playhouse - Episode 3: They Stole Max's Brain!

Platform: PC
June 22, 2010
The Sam & Max franchise gets a film noir twist.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
7.5
Sol Survivor 76.

Sol Survivor

Platform: PC
March 15, 2010
Jump in to intense turret defense action with Sol Survivor! Build turrets to defend your colony and the innocent colonists within. Smash enemies with volleys of actively-controlled orbital support. Play with friends in co-operative and competitive multiplayer matches or test your mettle against our new Survival mode. [Cadenza]
Metascore:
75
User Score:
7.7
Back to the Future: The Game - Episode I: It's About Time 77.

Back to the Future: The Game - Episode I: It's About Time

Platform: PC
December 22, 2010
Telltale Games, the studio behind Tales of Monkey Island and the Sam & Max episodes, turns cult time travel flick Back to the Future into an episodic adventure.
Metascore:
74
User Score:
7.1
The Sims 3: Late Night Expansion Pack 78.

The Sims 3: Late Night Expansion Pack

Platform: PC
October 26, 2010
Players will be able to take their Sims into the bustling urban setting where they’ll be able to become a local celebrity, member of a music band, mixologist, director, and more. To gain entrance into the most elite clubs in town, players need to keep their attitude in check otherwise they'll be given the cold shoulder by tough bouncers or find another way onto the list. If chilling is the player's forte, their Sims can lounge at a chic club or dive bar or if they like to live on the edge, they can discover the secret of becoming a vampire. Whether embarking on a new career, painting the town red, or throwing a party on the rooftop of a penthouse, it's always up to the player to tell their unique stories with The Sims 3. What will happen when the lights go out and Sims get all access?
Metascore:
74
User Score:
5.6
The Sims 3: Ambitions 79.

The Sims 3: Ambitions

Platform: PC
June 1, 2010
Widen your Sim's horizons with a bunch of killer new career opportunities. With The Sims 3 Ambitions, decide whether your Sim will be the brave town hero or cause loads of mischief among their neighbors. Make your Sim save the day as a brave firefighter, change the town as a leading architect, or live on the edge as a tattoo artist. Will your Sim find success as a billionaire high-tech inventor or eke out a living as a bumbling mad scientist? Will they uncover secrets as a private investigator by dusting for prints or roughing up a suspect for information? Their future is entirely in your hands! [Electronic Arts]
Metascore:
74
User Score:
7.1
Disney/Pixar Toy Story 3 80.

Disney/Pixar Toy Story 3

Platform: PC
June 15, 2010
Unleash your imagination in this new open world and play with Andy's toys your way. As Buzz, Woody, or Jessie, you choose what activities you want to do and the order you wish to do them. The more you use your imagination and create your own story, the more you get rewarded. [Disney Interactive]
Metascore:
73
User Score:
6.9
ArmA II: Operation Arrowhead 81.

ArmA II: Operation Arrowhead

Platform: PC
June 29, 2010
Three years after the conflict in Chernarus, portrayed in the original Arma 2, a new flashpoint in the Green Sea region heats up and coalition forces led by the US Army are sent to Takistan to quickly restore peace and prevent further civilian casualties in this standalone expansion pack to the best military simulator of 2009 – Arma 2. [Bohemia Interactive]
Metascore:
73
User Score:
8.1
Blood Bowl: Legendary Edition 82.

Blood Bowl: Legendary Edition

Platform: PC
October 28, 2010
Blood Bowl: Legendary Edition is the ultimate Blood Bowl edition! 12 new playable races join the 8 races already available in the 2009 edition. Thus, Blood Bowl fans will find all their favorite races from the original board game. Undeads, Amazons, Ogres and 9 other races enter Blood Bowl's tournaments. All 20 races have their personal style, tactics and unique skills which give each game a diversity rarely seen in a strategy game.
Metascore:
73
User Score:
6.3
Alpha Protocol 83.

Alpha Protocol

Platform: PC
June 1, 2010
Alpha Protocol is an espionage role-playing game set in the modern world. Loyalty carries a price and no one knows this more than agent Michael Thorton. A talented young agent cast out by his government, Thorton is the only one with the information needed to stop an impending international catastrophe. To do so means he must cut himself off from the very people he is sworn to protect. As players determine how to accomplish different objectives, the decisions made and actions taken in each mission will ultimately transform the type of secret agent Michael Thorton will become. Every choice the player makes as Michael Thorton will carry consequences for his future and the fate of the world. [Sega]
Metascore:
72
User Score:
7.5
Medal of Honor 84.

Medal of Honor

Platform: PC
October 12, 2010
EALA is crafting this single-player component of this modern-day, Afghanistan-set reboot of the classic shooter series; DICE is working on the multiplayer.
Metascore:
72
User Score:
6.5
Divinity II: Ego Draconis 85.

Divinity II: Ego Draconis

Platform: PC
January 5, 2010
Divinity II: Ego Draconis is a story-based role playing game that combines a truly stunning, free roaming world just waiting to be explored, with exhilarating aerial and ground based combat. Get up close and personal in human form - exploring dungeons, grabbing loot and putting the hurt on the many evil denizens of Rivellon - or take to the skies by shape-shifting into a mighty Dragon to explore the mountain peaks and deliver fiery death from above! You will build your character from the ground up, and continue customizing as you gain experience. We want you to be able to define a unique Dragon Knight and create your own legend in the world of Divinity II. [DTP Entertainment]
Metascore:
72
User Score:
7.7
Flotilla 86.

Flotilla

Platform: PC
February 26, 2010
Flotilla is a turn-by-turn space action exploration game.
Metascore:
72
User Score:
7.3
Poker Night at the Inventory 87.

Poker Night at the Inventory

Platform: PC
November 22, 2010
Poker Night at the Inventory features the stars of Sam and Max, Team Fortress, Penny Arcade, and more during their off hours.
Metascore:
71
User Score:
7.0
Europa Universalis III: Divine Wind 88.

Europa Universalis III: Divine Wind

Platform: PC
December 14, 2010
The fourth expansion to the classic historical strategy epic, Europa Universalis III Divine Wind is set in the Far East and will enhance every aspect of the original game to create an even deeper and more rewarding experience. Requiring Europa Universalis III Complete as well as the Heir to the Throne expansion to play, Divine Wind introduces a new graphical style, a more detailed map, and a wealth of new oriental provinces to control.
Metascore:
71
User Score:
8.7
Jolly Rover 89.

Jolly Rover

Platform: PC
June 7, 2010
It be the golden age of pirates! Dogs of the sea! Quite literally. Our swashbuckling sausage-dog star is Gaius James Rover, son of the famous clown Jolly Rover, who died from a blow to the groin from an improperly loaded joke cannon. Following the tragically comedic death of his father, young Gaius, who insists on using his middle name James, goes to live with his uncle, a wealthy plantation owner on a small Caribbean island. While practising a particularly tricky juggling move, he accidentally taints a barrel of rum with tobacco, creating a potent and addictive brew which he coins ‘Jolly Rover’, one of the most prized substances in the Caribbean. [Brawsome]
Metascore:
71
User Score:
7.7
Max & the Magic Marker 90.

Max & the Magic Marker

Platform: PC
February 8, 2010
In the game Max has a magic marker, that makes it possible for him to draw anything he wants – and it becomes real! Unfortunately the monster he drew also became real – so he's got to find and catch it before it causes too much trouble. [Press Play]
Metascore:
71
User Score:
5.6
Mass Effect 2: Kasumi - Stolen Memory 91.

Mass Effect 2: Kasumi - Stolen Memory

Platform: PC
April 6, 2010
Cerberus has procured the service of Kasumi Goto, the galaxy’s most enigmatic master thief. In return for her help, Kasumi has asked Shepard’s help on a dangerous heist to infiltrate the vault of a deadly master criminal named Donovan Hock. Gain Kasumi’s loyalty on the planet Bekenstein, where Hock is throwing a party for the galaxy’s richest and most deranged criminal minds to recover data of great importance to Kasumi... and to the galaxy at large. New squad member, weapon, research, and achievement.
Metascore:
71
User Score:
7.4
Lionheart: Kings' Crusade 92.

Lionheart: Kings' Crusade

Platform: PC
October 8, 2010
Lionheart: Kings' Crusade invites players to rewrite history through controlling and upgrading leaders and their armies, guiding various historical factions through political events, collecting relics, and unlocking new content in a feature-rich campaign set to take on the strategy genre by force.
Metascore:
71
User Score:
7.2
Lead and Gold: Gangs of the Wild West 93.

Lead and Gold: Gangs of the Wild West

Platform: PC
April 8, 2010
Lead and Gold: Gangs of the Wild West is a third person shooter delivering an intense team based multiplayer experience. Relive the violent era of the Wild West as it ought to be with adrenaline fueled action and fast paced gunfights. Fight gritty battles in beautifully rendered classic western settings. Test your mettle in genre specific game modes and levels tailor-made for satisfying team play. Lead and Gold features the unique Synergy system, a power up system encouraging co-operation and team tactics. The Synergy system permeates the frantic shooter gameplay and rewards the player for objective oriented gameplay. [Paradox Interactive]
Metascore:
70
User Score:
8.2
Global Agenda 94.

Global Agenda

Platform: PC
February 1, 2010
Global Agenda is a massively multi-player action game set in 22nd Earth, a 'spy-fi' world of advanced technology and player-driven conflict. In the wake of severe global disaster, the political face of 22nd century earth has changed and player-created factions scheme against each other for power. Traditional full-scale wars a thing of the past, factions must rely on covert agencies, teams of elite special operatives able to seize and defend key facilities. The future of humanity is their battleground, where knowledge is power, technology is a race, and everyone has an agenda. [Hi-Rez Studios]
Metascore:
70
User Score:
7.8
Evochron Mercenary 95.

Evochron Mercenary

Platform: PC
September 17, 2010
Trading commodities while sneaking past hostile forces, racing the best pilots in the area, mining for diamonds, negotiating for survival, spying for a curious energy company, cleaning dirty solar arrays, transporting an impatient passenger... and that's just on a Monday. The life of an independent mercenary is rarely without excitement. At times, you may choose to work under contract, while at others, you may want to take matters into your own hands in a quest to build your reputation and fortune. Your spacecraft awaits. Your adventure begins in the Sapphire solar system. In Evochron, you are free to seek your fortune as an independent mercenary in an adventure directed by your choices, abilities, and accomplishments. Each player can bring their unique skills and interests to the game, forming clans for cooperative goals or remaining solo to complete objectives on their own in true freeform space-sim gameplay.
Metascore:
70
User Score:
7.6
Beat Hazard 96.

Beat Hazard

Platform: PC
April 15, 2010
Experience your music collection like never before with this intense music driven arcade shooter. Each of your songs will have its own unique ebb and flow based on the music. Power up your spaceship and watch as the music boosts your firepower. Unleash hell on the enemy ships when you max out with weapon pickups! Beat Hazard seamlessly mixes the love of gaming and music. Together they become greater than the sum of their parts.
Metascore:
70
User Score:
7.2
Puzzle Agent 97.

Puzzle Agent

Platform: PC
June 30, 2010
Take the Professor Layton games, throw in a dash of that Telltale humor, and layer on top the sharp artwork of renowned artist and animator Graham Annable, and you get Puzzle Agent, an episodic puzzle adventure. [GameSpot]
Metascore:
70
User Score:
7.0
The Whispered World 98.

The Whispered World

Platform: PC
April 26, 2010
This point & click adventure follows a modern fairy tale set in a fantasy world with hand-painted backgrounds.
Metascore:
70
User Score:
7.4
Cities XL 2011 99.

Cities XL 2011

Platform: PC
October 14, 2010
With Cities XL 2011, build and develop gigantic cities on realistic 3D maps, thanks to an incredible collection counting more than 700 buildings and unique structures. You are the virtual mayor and as such, you will need to find the right balance between economic development for your city, public transportation, housing, social services, leisure activities and even special events in town. Realism has been pushed a little bit deeper with larger cities, more realistic and more sophisticated than ever before!
Metascore:
70
User Score:
5.7
LEGO Universe 100.

LEGO Universe

Platform: PC
October 26, 2010
With a creative and building focus, LEGO Universe invites players to explore, battle, make friends, and flex their imaginations with the brick in a vibrant online world. Developed by The LEGO Group and NetDevil, LEGO Universe is a family-friendly online game, appropriate for players aged eight and above. The LEGO brick lies at the center of the experience, and several levels of building are available, from simple gameplay-oriented challenges all the way up to sophisticated brick-by-brick building.
Metascore:
70
User Score:
7.7

Titles with fewer than 7 critic reviews are excluded.

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  2. S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chernobyl

  3. Dying Light 2 Stay Human

Highs and Lows
Highest of the Month
  1. 92

    Microsoft Flight Simulator

  2. 89

    Death's Door

    • Release Date: Jul 20, 2021
    • Rating: E10+
    • User Score: 7.0
    • Platform: XONE
  3. 89

    Streets of Rage 4: Mr. X Nightmare

  4. 88

    F1 2021

    • Release Date: Jul 13, 2021
    • Rating: E
    • User Score: 6.1
    • Platform: XBSX
  5. 88

    The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles

    • Release Date: Jul 27, 2021
    • Rating: T
    • Platform: Switch
Lowest of the Month
  1. 51

    Akiba's Trip: Hellbound & Debriefed

    • Release Date: Jul 20, 2021
    • Rating: M
    • User Score: 1.5
    • Platform: PS4
  2. 51

    Akiba's Trip: Hellbound & Debriefed

    • Release Date: Jul 20, 2021
    • Platform: Switch
  3. 53

    Space Jam: A New Legacy - The Game

  4. 65

    Last Stop

    • Release Date: Jul 22, 2021
    • User Score: tbd
    • Platform: PS5
  5. 67

    Sniper Elite VR

    • Release Date: Jul 8, 2021
    • User Score: 7.3
    • Platform: PC