Game Releases by Score

Portal 2 1.

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:
9.1
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim 2.

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Platform: PC
November 10, 2011
The next chapter in the Elder Scrolls saga arrives from the Bethesda Game Studios. Skyrim reimagines the open-world fantasy epic, bringing to life a complete virtual world open for you to explore any way you choose. Play any type of character you can imagine, and do whatever you want; the legendary freedom of choice, storytelling, and adventure of The Elder Scrolls is realized like never before. Skyrim's new game engine brings to life a complete virtual world with rolling clouds, rugged mountains, bustling cities, lush fields, and ancient dungeons. Choose from hundreds of weapons, spells, and abilities. The new character system allows you to play any way you want and define yourself through your actions. Battle ancient dragons like you've never seen. As Dragonborn, learn their secrets and harness their power for yourself.
Metascore:
94
User Score:
8.4
Minecraft 3.

Minecraft

Platform: PC
November 18, 2011
The game involves players creating and destroying various types of blocks in a three dimensional environment. The player takes an avatar that can destroy or create blocks, forming fantastic structures, creations and artwork across the various multiplayer servers in multiple game modes.
Metascore:
93
User Score:
8.0
Batman: Arkham City 4.

Batman: Arkham City

Platform: PC
November 21, 2011
DC Comics' Dark Knight clashes with the Joker again in this sequel from Warner Bros. and Rocksteady Games.
Metascore:
91
User Score:
8.7
Deus Ex: Human Revolution 5.

Deus Ex: Human Revolution

Platform: PC
August 23, 2011
In Deus Ex: Human Revolution you play Adam Jensen, a security specialist, handpicked to oversee the defense of one of America's most experimental biotechnology firms. But when a black ops team breaks in and kills the scientists you were hired to protect, everything you thought you knew about your job changes. At a time when scientific advancements are routinely turning athletes, soldiers and spies into super-enhanced beings, someone is working very hard to ensure mankind's evolution follows a particular path. You need to discover why - because the decisions you take and the choices you make will be the only things that can determine mankind's future.
Metascore:
90
User Score:
8.5
Total War: Shogun 2 6.

Total War: Shogun 2

Platform: PC
March 15, 2011
Shogun 2 is the ultimate refinement of the original formula with a new, cutting-edge AI, more polish and online functionality than ever before. The result is the perfect mix of real-time and turn-based strategy gaming that invites both veterans of Total War and new players to experience the enjoyment and depth of the series.
Metascore:
90
User Score:
8.4
FIFA Soccer 12 7.

FIFA Soccer 12

Platform: PC
September 27, 2011
FIFA Soccer 12 brings to the pitch a new game-changing Player Impact Engine, which is a physics engine built to deliver real-world physicality in every interaction on the pitch.
Metascore:
89
User Score:
7.1
Battlefield 3 8.

Battlefield 3

Platform: PC
October 25, 2011
As bullets whiz by, walls crumble, and explosions throw you to the ground, the battlefield feels more alive and interactive than ever before. In Battlefield 3, players step into the role of the elite U.S. Marines where they will experience heart-pounding single player missions and competitive multiplayer actions ranging across diverse locations from around the globe including Europe, Middle-East and North America.
Metascore:
89
User Score:
7.6
LIMBO 9.

LIMBO

Platform: PC
August 2, 2011
LIMBO, a black and white puzzle-platforming adventure, puts players in the role of a young boy traveling through an eerie and treacherous world in an attempt to discover the fate of his sister.
Metascore:
88
User Score:
8.1
Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood 10.

Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood

Platform: PC
March 22, 2011
The critically acclaimed single-player experience of Assassin's Creed is back and better than ever as Ezio returns in an epic struggle against the powerful Templar Order. Now a legendary Master Assassin, he must journey into Italy's greatest city, Rome, center of power, greed and corruption to strike at the heart of the enemy. Defeating the corrupt tyrants entrenched there will require not only strength, but leadership, as Ezio commands an entire Brotherhood that will rally to his side. Only by working together can the Assassins defeat their mortal enemies.
Metascore:
88
User Score:
8.3
The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings 11.

The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings

Platform: PC
May 17, 2011
The Witcher 2 is the sequel to developer CD Projekt's mature-themed fantasy role-playing game based on the works of author Andrzej Sapkowski.
Metascore:
88
User Score:
8.5
Dead Space 2 12.

Dead Space 2

Platform: PC
January 25, 2011
Hero Isaac Clarke returns for another heart-pounding adventure, taking the fight to the Necromorphs in this thrilling action-horror experience. New tools to gruesomely slice and dismember the Necromorphs complement Isaac's signature Plasma Cutter, empowering him as he meets new characters, explores epic Zero-G environments, and fights against a relentless necromorph onslaught. Survival isn't the only thing on Isaac's mind in Dead Space 2 – this time, he calls the shots. [Electronic Arts]
Metascore:
87
User Score:
8.4
Bastion 13.

Bastion

Platform: PC
August 16, 2011
Bastion is an action rpg form Supergiant Games.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
8.5
Crysis 2 14.

Crysis 2

Platform: PC
March 22, 2011
First-person shooter Crysis returns powered by CryEngline 3 and is coming to PS3 and Xbox 360, as well as the PC.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
6.9
DiRT 3 15.

DiRT 3

Platform: PC
May 23, 2011
DiRT 3 will boast more cars, more locations, more routes and more events than any other game in the series, including over 50 rally cars representing the very best from five decades of the sport. DiRT 3 delivers mud, sweat and gears world over: from the intense weather-beaten rally stages of Europe, Africa and the US, to executing performance driving showcases and career challenges where car control is pushed to spectacular limits.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
7.0
Battlefield 3: Back to Karkand 16.

Battlefield 3: Back to Karkand

Platform: PC
December 13, 2011
Battlefield 3: Back to Karkand is a massive themed expansion pack featuring four of the most loved maps from Battlefield 2, boldly reimagined for Battlefield 3 with the power and destruction of the Frostbite 2 engine. It also gives you classic weapons and vehicles from Battlefield 2, unique dog tags, and all-new Assignments.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
7.3
Frozen Synapse 17.

Frozen Synapse

Platform: PC
May 26, 2011
Frozen Synapse is a thrilling PC strategy game that brings the simultaneous turn-based strategy genre bang up-to-date and lets you give detailed, accurate orders to your squad. Plan your moves, test them out, then hit the "Execute" button: both you and your enemy's turns are executed simultaneously.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
7.5
Star Wars: The Old Republic 18.

Star Wars: The Old Republic

Platform: PC
December 20, 2011
In Star Wars: The Old Republic, players explore an age thousands of years before the rise of Darth Vader when war between the Old Republic and the Sith Empire divides the galaxy. Players can choose to play as Jedi, Sith, or a variety of other classic Star Wars roles, defining their personal story and determining their path down the light or dark side of the Force. Along the way, players befriend courageous companions who fight at their side or possibly betray them, based on the players’ actions. Players can also choose to team up with friends to battle enemies and overcome incredible challenges using dynamic Star Wars combat. [LucasArts]
Metascore:
85
User Score:
6.0
Saints Row: The Third 19.

Saints Row: The Third

Platform: PC
November 14, 2011
Years after taking Stilwater for their own, the Third Street Saints have evolved from street gang to household brand name, with Saints sneakers, Saints energy drinks and Johnny Gat bobble head dolls all available at a store near you. The Saints are kings of Stilwater, but their celebrity status has not gone unnoticed. The Syndicate, a legendary criminal fraternity with pawns in play all over the globe, has turned its eye on the Saints and demands tribute. Refusing to kneel to the Syndicate, you take the fight to a new city, playing out the most outlandish gameplay scenarios ever seen. Strap it on.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.1
SpaceChem 20.

SpaceChem

Platform: PC
March 2, 2011
Zachtronics Industries is back with an ambitious new design-based puzzle game. Take on the role of a Reactor Engineer working for SpaceChem, the leading chemical synthesizer for frontier colonies. Construct elaborate factories to transform raw materials into valuable chemical products! Streamline your designs to meet production quotas and survive encounters with the sinister threats that plague SpaceChem.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.4
Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition 21.

Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition

Platform: PC
July 7, 2011
Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition features a roster of 39 characters, with 4 new characters added.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
7.7
Football Manager 2012 22.

Football Manager 2012

Platform: PC
October 20, 2011
Counting over 800 new features, not including changes to the rules of the games 50+ leagues, Football Manager 2012 promises to be the most realistic, immersive and playable football management simulation ever for any fan who has ever dreamed of making the big decisions, both on and off the field.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
7.9
Unity of Command 23.

Unity of Command

Platform: PC
November 15, 2011
Unity of Command lets you replay the epic conflict that was the Stalingrad Campaign of World War II. In this turn-based game of strategy and cunning, observe how opportunity leads the German army to advance recklessly into the steppes of southern Russia. And as the story unfolds, join the Soviet campaign to repel the invaders... As these legendary battles play out on the hex board, the tension of decision making and difficulties of conducting operations on a massive scale emerge. Command armies and fronts in maneuver warfare, thrust and encircle, capture cities and cross continents; but never, ever forget to watch your supply lines.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
7.0
The Binding of Isaac 24.

The Binding of Isaac

Platform: PC
September 28, 2011
Isaac is a roguelike shooter based on the dungeon structure of Zelda (nes). At its core it controls like Smash TV / Robotron in a randomly generated semi RPG world filled with powerups items and special abilities.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.3
Trine 2 25.

Trine 2

Platform: PC
December 7, 2011
Trine 2 is the sequel to the 2009 downloadable PlayStation 3 and PC action platformer.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.3
Rift 26.

Rift

Platform: PC
March 1, 2011
The graphically stunning online game is set in a world being torn apart by dimensional "rifts" that tear into the land of Telara, releasing powerful forces that threaten the very existence of the entire universe. Rifts and other dynamic events can be triggered by players, scheduled by the development team, or even occur spontaneously. Dynamic events within the game can lead to a range of changes across the world, including everything from minor events to dramatic shifts in the game's landscape and the opening of new areas. Players will connect with hundreds of thousands of other gamers to battle creatures overrunning the world, as well as each other.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
7.3
Shift 2: Unleashed 27.

Shift 2: Unleashed

Platform: PC
March 29, 2011
Shift 2 Unleashed combines violence and excitement in this racing experience.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
6.1
Anno 2070 28.

Anno 2070

Platform: PC
November 17, 2011
Developed by Related Designs in collaboration with Blue Byte, Anno 2070 takes place in a near-future environment where climate change has forced humanity to adapt to rising sea levels that have left stretches of once-fertile land completely inhospitable. Players need to master new technologies while facing numerous ecological challenges to build their empires. Anno 2070 offers players the ability to be architects of the future and create the world of tomorrow.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
7.1
Orcs Must Die! 29.

Orcs Must Die!

Platform: PC
October 11, 2011
With a wide variety of traps and weapons to choose from, Orcs Must Die! dares players to find the best ways to hack, launch, flatten, gibletize, and incinerate an endless army of filthy orcs and their vile allies. Orcs Must Die! features a vibrant look, addictive gameplay, and a blatant disregard for the welfare of orcs.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.0
Terraria 30.

Terraria

Platform: PC
May 16, 2011
Terraria offers players a chance to be an action gamer, master builder, a collector, and even an explorer.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.7
L.A. Noire: The Complete Edition 31.

L.A. Noire: The Complete Edition

Platform: PC
November 8, 2011
Amid the post-war boom of Hollywood's Golden Age, Cole Phelps, an LAPD detective is thrown headfirst into a city drowning in its own success. Corruption is rampant, the drug trade is exploding, and murder rates are at an all-time high. In his fight to climb the ranks and do what's right, Phelps must unravel the truth behind a string of arson attacks, racketeering conspiracies and brutal murders, battling the L.A. underworld and even members of his own department to uncover a secret that could shake the city to its rotten core. Using groundbreaking new animation technology that captures every nuance of an actor's facial performance in astonishing detail, L.A. Noire is a violent crime thriller that blends breathtaking action with true detective work to deliver an unprecedented interactive experience. Search for clues, chase down suspects and interrogate witnesses as you struggle to find the truth in a city where everyone has something to hide.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.0
F1 2011 32.

F1 2011

Platform: PC
September 19, 2011
In F1 2011 players will be challenged to ‘Be the driver, live the life, go compete,’ with wide-ranging technical and gameplay advancements on and off track and vastly extended competitive and co-operative multiplayer components. F1 2011 will feature all of the official teams, drivers and circuits from the highly anticipated 2011 FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, including the current FIA FORMULA ONE Drivers’ World Champion Sebastian Vettel. The 2011 season also sees the debut of the 2011 FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX OF INDIA at Delhi’s Jaypee International Race Circuit and the return of the iconic Nürburgring to the calendar.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
7.1
The Book of Unwritten Tales 33.

The Book of Unwritten Tales

Platform: PC
October 28, 2011
In a world torn by war, the aged gremlin archaeologist Mortimer McGuffin harbours the dark secret of a powerful artifact. Whoever calls this artifact their own will determine the fate of the world. While the Army of Shadows sends out its best and most devious agents to discover the secret, the Alliance's three heroes find themselves involuntarily drawn into the crisis. Enjoy a turbulent and humorous Point & Click adventure in an RPG world! Take Wilbur, Nate and Ivo on their treasure hunt, face bizarre characters and magical fantasy environments, and solve challenging puzzles that will tease your brain cells. [HMH Interactive]
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.3
Gemini Rue 34.

Gemini Rue

Platform: PC
February 24, 2011
Gemini Rue (formerly known as Boryokudan Rue) is an intense adventure set in a bleak future dominated by the corrupt Boryokudan crime syndicate. Players assume the roles of two very different characters: Azriel Odin, an ex-assassin searching for a defector from the Gemini system, and "Delta-Six," a hospital inmate whose memory has been wiped by mysterious, Big Brother types. As fate brings the two men together, players explore a world where life is cheap, identities are bought and sold, and a simple quest for redemption can change an entire galaxy's fate.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.3
Dragon Age II 35.

Dragon Age II

Platform: PC
March 8, 2011
EA announced that a new installment in the Dragon Age series will arrive in the first quarter of 2011.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
4.6
Monday Night Combat 36.

Monday Night Combat

Platform: PC
January 24, 2011
Monday Night Combat is a class-based, third-person shooter and the most popular lethal sport of the future! It blends intense combat, finishing moves, and gameshow-like challenges and rewards to produce an action experience unlike any other. Why fight for honor or duty when you can fight for the real American dream: cash, fame and endorsements?
Metascore:
82
User Score:
7.2
Bulletstorm 37.

Bulletstorm

Platform: PC
February 21, 2011
Bulletstorm's array of distinct skillshots produces unprecedented levels of frantic gameplay. The skillshot system rewards players for laying waste to enemies in the most imaginative way possible. The more insane the skillshot, the more points players collect to upgrade and unlock weapons, which in turn allows them to execute even more inventive moves and exaggerated skillshots.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
7.7
Fallout: New Vegas - Old World Blues 38.

Fallout: New Vegas - Old World Blues

Platform: PC
July 19, 2011
In Old World Blues, releasing in June, you will discover how some of the Mojave’s mutated monsters came to be when you unwittingly become a lab rat in a science experiment gone awry. You’ll need to scour the Pre-War research centers of the Big Empty in search of technology to turn the tables on your kidnappers or join forces with them against an even greater threat.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
7.7
To the Moon 39.

To the Moon

Platform: PC
November 1, 2011
Join Dr. Rosalene and Dr. Watts as they enter a patient named Johnny's mind on his death bed to grant his final request. Watch, interact, and change the past as Johnny's life unfolds before you and takes you on a magical journey inside one's head that asks the greatest question of all: "What if...?" If you had the chance to relive your life, would you change things? Would you try to achieve some grand goal? Could you find love? Fame? Fortune? Or would you realize that sometimes the past is meant to stay the same. Join Dr. Rosalene and Watts on their journey and travel To The Moon.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.9
Rochard 40.

Rochard

Platform: PC
November 15, 2011
Developed by Recoil Games, Rochard is a fun and original space adventure game that features a resourceful hero, ominous villains, rugged machinery, big explosions, even bigger stunts and sharp oneliners. The game tests players' coordination and wits as they use gravity to their advantage, changing it at will to solve environmental puzzles and advance through each level. By using the upgradable G-Lifter, the main tool of the game, players can lift and maneuver heavy objects around the environment, and can eventually swing, jump and propel themselves huge distances throughout each level.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.8
Jamestown: Legend of the Lost Colony 41.

Jamestown: Legend of the Lost Colony

Platform: PC
June 8, 2011
Jamestown is a neo-classical top-down shooter for up to four players set on 17th-century British Colonial Mars.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.5
TrackMania 2 Canyon 42.

TrackMania 2 Canyon

Platform: PC
September 14, 2011
Trackmania 2 Canyon is a racing game by Nadeo.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.6
Dungeon Defenders 43.

Dungeon Defenders

Platform: PC
October 18, 2011
Dungeon Defenders is an original hybrid of two hot genres: Tower Defense and online Action-RPG! The game puts players in the role of one of four distinctive hero classes, tasked with fending off hordes of invading beasties by strategically summoning a variety of Defenses & Traps throughout their castle. But as far more than a strategy game, players directly participate in the action-packed combat with their hero characters, while upgrading their statistics, gathering tons of loot and inventory items, customizing & upgrading equipment, and developing unique class abilities. All of this can be enjoyed in seamless online and split-screen local multiplayer, as players cooperate and compete through the story campaign and challenge missions to build the strongest heroes and achieve the highest scores in the kingdom. Combining the depth of strategic gaming with the satisfying action of RPG character building in a beautifully stylized toon fantasy setting, Dungeon Defenders is designed to be a distinctly addictive, easy-to-play experience for casual and hardcore gamers alike.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.3
Anomaly: Warzone Earth 44.

Anomaly: Warzone Earth

Platform: PC
April 8, 2011
Blending fast-paced, explosive action with tactical battlefield command, Anomaly puts players in charge of a military convoy tasked with fighting back against the mysterious alien war machines that have begun to spring up in many of the world's largest cities. Players take part in battles personally to support and assist a hand-picked armor squad, utilizing their top-down tactical view to plot each and every turn of the convoy. As they progress through the story campaign and challenge modes, players will unlock upgrades and new units to build their ultimate destruction squad.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.3
Dead Island 45.

Dead Island

Platform: PC
September 5, 2011
A couple flying to the vacation of their dreams is torn apart by a violent plane crash. Take on a harrowing quest to find your lost wife. Enter into the dark world of a devastated tropical paradise now plunged into chaos. It's a place where the word "dead" has an entirely new meaning. Face the nightmare and fight for survival. Explore the secrets hidden in the darkest regions of the island and fight your way through. Survival is your main goal! Dead Island is a non-linear FPP (First Person Perspective) survival horror title. The ultra-realistic combat system will ensure that every confrontation is a thrilling experience. Use anything you find in your surroundings as a weapon. Make decisions that influence the entire world around you. Take advantage of opponent behavior and game physics. Dead Island is a mix of intense action and chilling horror environments in an engaging, strikingly realistic story. [Techland]
Metascore:
80
User Score:
6.9
World of Tanks 46.

World of Tanks

Platform: PC
April 12, 2011
World of Tanks is the first and only team-based massively multiplayer online action game dedicated to armored warfare. Throw yourself into the epic tank battles of World War II with other steel cowboys all over the world. Your arsenal includes more than 150 armored vehicles from America, Germany, and the Soviet Union, carefully detailed with historical accuracy. A flexible system of authentic vehicle upgrade and development allows you to try any of the vehicles and weapons in the game. Whether you prefer to exhaust your foes with fast and maneuverable light tanks, make deep breaches in enemy lines with all-purpose medium tanks, use the force of giant tanks to eliminate opposing armored forces, or become a heavy sniper with long-range howitzers, each unit type has its own advantages and can be extremely effective when operated by a true tank ace. But being a great tank commander alone isn't enough to win! In World of Tanks, it's all about teamwork. Victory is achieved by combining your combat skills with those of the other members of your team, each playing their own role on the battlefield. Just add your favorite strategy to build your own iron empire and manifest the indisputable authority of the tank! Feel the tank power!
Metascore:
80
User Score:
3.4
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II - Retribution 47.

Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II - Retribution

Platform: PC
February 28, 2011
It is ten years since the events of Chaos Rising and Sub-Sector Aurelia has been in a constant state of warfare with the Imperium struggling to retain control. The apparent betrayal of the chapter by Gabriel Angelos and his Space Marines has shaken the Blood Ravens and now the Imperial forces are beset on all sides by hostile aliens. Retribution allows the player to select the race of their choosing in a battle to determine the very survival or destruction of the entire sector.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.7
Panzer Corps 48.

Panzer Corps

Platform: PC
July 11, 2011
Panzer Corps will feature 26 scenarios on 21 unique maps, covering most major battles of the European Theatre of World War II and including a few hypothetical 'what if' scenarios based on your actions.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.6
Assassin's Creed: Revelations 49.

Assassin's Creed: Revelations

Platform: PC
November 29, 2011
Revelations follows master assassin Ezio Auditore as he walks in the footsteps of his legendary mentor, Altair, on a journey to recover five ancient seals that hold the keys to the future of the Assassins brotherhood. It's a perilous path - one that will take Ezio to Constantinople, the heart of the Ottoman Empire, where a growing army of Templars threatens to destabilize the region.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.5
Driver: San Francisco 50.

Driver: San Francisco

Platform: PC
September 27, 2011
Driver: San Francisco marks the return of the established video game series that has sold 14 million copies worldwide. Gamers will play as Detective John Tanner on a relentless manhunt for crime lord Charles Jericho through the hills of the City by the Bay. Thanks to a groundbreaking gameplay feature, players can now seamlessly "shift" between well over a hundred licensed vehicles, keeping them constantly in the heart of the action. With its timeless setting, unique car handling and renewed playability, Driver: San Francisco will revitalize the classic free-roaming, cinematic car chase experience for the current generation of gaming platforms.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.2
CAPSIZED 51.

CAPSIZED

Platform: PC
April 29, 2011
Capsized is a fast paced 2d platformer focused on intense action and exploration.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.1
Runaway: A Twist of Fate 52.

Runaway: A Twist of Fate

Platform: PC
April 21, 2011
Play as Brian and Gina in their last runaway adventure in A Twist of Fate.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
8.0
Bloodline Champions 53.

Bloodline Champions

Platform: PC
January 13, 2011
Bloodline Champions is a PVP game with short, intense matches for up to ten players divided into two teams. Chance is not a factor, spells and abilities do a set amount of damage. Random elements such as critical hits and passive abilities do not exist. Every spell is aimed and can be avoided by enemy players, making every ability dependent on individual player skill. Without mana and creeps, the game has almost zero downtime and is instead based on short cooldowns, this coupled with the absence of elements such as grind and farming ensures that every match is full of action.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
7.7
Dungeons of Dredmor 54.

Dungeons of Dredmor

Platform: PC
July 13, 2011
Long ago, the Dark Lord Dredmor was bound in the darkest dungeons beneath the earth by great and mighty heroes. Centuries later, the magical bonds that hold him in place are loosening and his power grows ever stronger. The land cries out for a new hero, a powerful warrior or a mystic wizard like those spoken of in the prophecies of yore.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
7.6
RAGE 55.

RAGE

Platform: PC
October 3, 2011
An action game set in a post-apocalyptic landscape jam-packed with driving and shooting, created by John Carmack and the rest of the Doom crew.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
5.3
The Sims 3: Pets 56.

The Sims 3: Pets

Platform: PC
October 18, 2011
Players take creativity by the reins and play out the stories they want to tell whether it’s the single guy in the dog park picking up women or the criminal overlord and her evil cat. Across all platforms, The Sims 3 Pets players will be able to create, customize and control over a hundred different kinds of cats and dogs like the Australian Shepherd and the Maine Coon, and can breed and share them with friends providing endless possibilities to create new and exciting breeds. Each platform brings a new world for players to explore from the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions where players will unlock achievements by solving mysteries around town, the Nintendo 3DS with new lots to unlock to the PC/Mac version where they’ll be able to take their pets on play dates or meet other Sims at the dog park, cat jungles and even a horse ranch. With The Sims 3 Pets, players will be able to create, control and play with life with their pets.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
6.1
Two Worlds II: Pirates of the Flying Fortress 57.

Two Worlds II: Pirates of the Flying Fortress

Platform: PC
September 30, 2011
Two Worlds II: Pirates of the Flying Fortress is a DLC for Two Worlds II.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
7.3
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 58.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3

Platform: PC
November 8, 2011
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is a direct sequel to the previous game in the series, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, with a campaign storyline continuing the struggle of U.S. forces against an invasion by the Russian Federation following the framing of an undercover U.S. agent in a terrorist attack on Moscow. Together with classic Call of Duty multi-character control, Modern Warfare 3 contains deep multiplayer support, including two-player Co-op Survival mode. The game also contains all-new Kill Streak categories and customizable strike packages that offer more options for player combat styles and strategies.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
2.9
Tropico 4 59.

Tropico 4

Platform: PC
August 30, 2011
Tropico 4 sees you return as El Presidente, the tyrannical (or benevolent) dictator of the island paradise of Tropico. The world is changing and Tropico is moving with the times � geographical powers rise and fall and the world market is dominated by new players with new demands and offers -- and you, as El Presidente, face a whole new set of challenges. If you are to triumph over your naysayers you will need to gain as much support from your people as possible. Your decisions will shape the future of your nation, and more importantly, the size of your Swiss bank account.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
7.7
Sonic Generations 60.

Sonic Generations

Platform: PC
November 3, 2011
Set across three defining eras from 20 years of Sonic the Hedgehog video game history, the instantly recognisable environments of Sonic Generations have been re-built in stunning HD and are now playable in both classic side scrolling 2D from 1991, as well as modern 3D style found in Sonic's most recent adventures. Each incarnation of Sonic in Sonic Generations comes complete with his trademark special move, Spin Dash and Spin Attack for Classic Sonic, and Homing Attack and Sonic Boost for Modern Sonic. An innovative new interactive menu system allows for complete immersion in Sonic's universe with favourite characters and hidden treasures gradually being revealed throughout the game.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
8.3
Men of War: Assault Squad 61.

Men of War: Assault Squad

Platform: PC
February 25, 2011
This stand-alone expansion pack for Men of War focuses on skirmish maps and multiplayer play.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
7.9
Section 8: Prejudice 62.

Section 8: Prejudice

Platform: PC
May 4, 2011
Section 8: Prejudice is a sci-fi shooter featuring online team-based multiplayer.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
7.6
Might & Magic: Heroes VI 63.

Might & Magic: Heroes VI

Platform: PC
October 13, 2011
The Might & Magic Heroes VI adventure starts 400 years before the events in Heroes of Might & Magic® V, showcasing a family of heroes in a thrilling, epic story where Angels plot to revive an unfinished war.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
6.0
Pro Evolution Soccer 2012 64.

Pro Evolution Soccer 2012

Platform: PC
September 27, 2011
(Currently available in the UK/EU only) Pro Evolution Soccer makes its return this fall, Pro Evolution Soccer 2012! This year, Konami is determined to give global football fans a truly realistic, immersive and a delightfully playable take on the beautiful game. Creative Producer Shingo "Seabass" Takatsuka has been sourcing the desires of fans across the globe and working non-stop on marrying the digital game to the real life game so fans can get as close to the real thing. All elements have been examined - defense, offense, AI, penalties, officiating and of course, graphics! The result is a game truly represents the key attributes of the game and it's players. Pro Evolution Soccer "Can you play?"
Metascore:
77
User Score:
6.4
Xenonauts 65.

Xenonauts

Platform: PC
November 4, 2011
Xenonauts is a strategy game through which you control a multi-national military organization defending a Cold War-era Earth from alien invasion, using small squads of persistent soldiers to eliminate the extraterrestrials and recover their technology in turn-based ground combat.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
7.8
Magic: The Gathering - Duels of the Planeswalkers 2012 66.

Magic: The Gathering - Duels of the Planeswalkers 2012

Platform: PC
June 15, 2011
Building on the success of the original Duels of the Planeswalkers, Duels of the Planeswalkers 2012 will introduce all new game modes, Planeswalker opponents, decks, puzzle challenges and other exciting new features including a new-to-digital multiplayer game mode called Archenemy where players gather up to two allies and team up against the AI.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
5.8
The Sims Medieval 67.

The Sims Medieval

Platform: PC
March 22, 2011
The Sims Medieval offers players a chance to build up a medieval kingdom, controlling characters from all walks of life, from Kings and Queens, to Knights and Wizards, Blacksmiths and Bards. It provides a host of storytelling possibilities in the form of quests, from crafting a legendary sword to arranging a royal wedding, to protecting the kingdom from an evil sorcerer, to finding the fountain of youth. Every quest plays out differently depending on which Hero Sim the player is controlling.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
6.0
Hamilton's Great Adventure 68.

Hamilton's Great Adventure

Platform: PC
May 31, 2011
Hamilton’s Great Adventure will introduce Ernest Hamilton, the great explorer, and his friendly bird Sasha, on their quest that will remain secret to not spoil the story.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
6.9
From Dust 69.

From Dust

Platform: PC
August 17, 2011
From Dust is a Modern God Game where Nature is the Star.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
4.9
Renegade Ops 70.

Renegade Ops

Platform: PC
October 26, 2011
Renegade Ops puts players in a mobile commando unit sent behind enemy lines to defeat Inferno, a madman intent on global domination. Defeat enemies across a range of stunning environments using a wide variety of vehicles, from dispersing electromagnetic shock waves to the deployment of a huge Gatling gun armed to the teeth. Players have the choice to fight alone in single player mode, team up offline with two-player split screen or join the dynamic 4-player online co-op experience. Blast your way through enemy lines by working together, or compete for achievements as you and your friends aim to top the online leader boards.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
7.4
LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars 71.

LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars

Platform: PC
March 22, 2011
LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars will include all the characters from both seasons of the hugely popular animated television series, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, as well as some fan-favorite characters from the beloved theatrical Star Wars Saga. The game will feature brand new battle modes, giving players unique, head-to-head combat and an upgraded level builder, allowing the creation of customized bases and in-game battlefields. Play either as a Jedi or Separatist with all-new character abilities, such as Squad command, Lightsaber slicing, Lightsaber jumps, long distance Jedi attacks and Grapple Tie-Ups, all within a new, easy-to-navigate hub.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
7.7
Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad 72.

Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad

Platform: PC
September 13, 2011
Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad is the follow-up to Tripwire's original hit multiplayer PC title, Red Orchestra: Ostfront 41-45, which has gone on to sell nearly half a million units since launch. This time, the game will feature a greatly expanded multi-player experience, with multiple new game modes, a complete first person cover system, destructible terrain, enhanced weapon mechanics and realistic WWII combat made truly accessible. In addition, the game will feature single-player and co-op game modes, allowing the player to play a full campaign from the Russian and, for the first time in a first person shooter, from the German point of view. Tripwire's renowned weapon handling improved even further, with new features and sounds. And tanks created with fully-operational 3D interiors, hugely enhancing the original game’s vehicle experience.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
7.3
Who's That Flying?! 73.

Who's That Flying?!

Platform: PC
January 31, 2011
As the mysterious and powerful "Guardian of Earth" your steely eye and HYPER-POWERED LASER ARM have kept the citizens of Earth safe for generations (as well as proving a hit with the ladies). With all your awesome TALENT and FLAIR, surely it would be IMPOSSIBLE for a devastating invasion of Doom Beasts to descend on your cities and cause havoc without your knowledge? (Even if you were MAYBE showboating for a magazine photo-shoot at the time...) Now, you must not only defend your cities from the ravenous hordes of Doom Beasts - you must defend yourself against accusations of gross incompetence from the Galactic Council of Justice! And this is all BEFORE you can even start to get to the bottom of just who OR what is really behind the attacks...
Metascore:
76
User Score:
6.3
Payday: The Heist 74.

Payday: The Heist

Platform: PC
October 20, 2011
Players will embark on a spectacular crime spree of six heart stopping heists, including blasting their way through a downtown bank vault robbery, managing hostages in an armored car hijacking and even a midnight infiltration of a top-secret, high-security facility. Additionally, PAYDAY: The Heist challenges players with dynamic environments and adaptive enemy tactics - meaning no scenario will ever play out the same way twice. Teamwork is essential to ensure crew members provide cover under fire, guard key access points, break through various security measures and keep civilians in check. Survive wave after wave of the best that law enforcement can deploy as they shift strategies in response to player actions and gameplay style.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
7.7
Avadon: The Black Fortress 75.

Avadon: The Black Fortress

Platform: PC
May 2, 2011
You are a servant of Avadon. The Black Fortress. Your job is to protect the Pact, five nations that have banded together in a fragile alliance. The purpose of the Pact: To hold back the waves of invaders that seek to destroy you. Outside the lands of the Pact, there are limitless threats. Barbarians. Fading, jealous empires. Titans and unspeakable horrors. The warriors and spies of Avadon are charged to keep them at bay, weak and divided. You fight in the shadows, rooting out small threats before they have the chance to grow. Your resources are unlimited, and your word is law. But a dark time is coming. Assassins are killing Avadon's warriors, and a hidden enemy plots to unite all of your homeland's foes. If you cannot discover and destroy this conspiracy, and soon, your people face total destruction. But beware. The defenders of Avadon are being picked off, one by one, and you are the next target.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
7.5
Black Mirror III: Final Fear 76.

Black Mirror III: Final Fear

Platform: PC
April 19, 2011
Black Mirror III is the third installment in DTP Entertainment's series.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
7.7
Red Faction: Armageddon 77.

Red Faction: Armageddon

Platform: PC
June 6, 2011
Half a century after the Red Faction resistance freed Mars, the red planet again becomes a battleground. Colonists struggle for survival in the underground mines after the surface is rendered uninhabitable. When Darius Mason, grandson of revolution heroes Alec Mason and Samanya, unknowingly releases a long-dormant evil, Armageddon is unleashed on Mars. As settlements are torn asunder, only Darius and the Red Faction can save mankind. The battle will take them to the core of the storm-blasted planet through ice caves and lava flows until they are face to face against the unspeakable threat. Red Faction: Armageddon expands on the critically acclaimed, best-selling franchise with new, groundbreaking challenges. You are humanity's last hope for survival.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
6.7
Back to the Future: The Game - Episode V: OUTATIME 78.

Back to the Future: The Game - Episode V: OUTATIME

Platform: PC
June 23, 2011
OUTATIME is the fifth and final episode in the Back to the Future: The Game series.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
7.1
Atom Zombie Smasher 79.

Atom Zombie Smasher

Platform: PC
January 23, 2011
Players must save survivors from the 1961 zombie apocalypse by assembling an army of mercenaries and firing nuclear missiles from orbit to destroy the oncoming horde.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
7.1
Two Worlds II 80.

Two Worlds II

Platform: PC
February 3, 2011
Taking place shortly after the events portrayed in the first Two Worlds, The Temptation takes place in Eastern Antaloor, in the regions surrounding Oswaroh and the Drak’ar Desert. Featuring as much content as the original, Two Worlds: The Temptation features more intricate missions, improved voice-overs and animations, retooled horseback riding, completely revamped combat, and a new game engine that delivers improved visuals. [SouthPeak Interactive]
Metascore:
75
User Score:
6.4
Fable III 81.

Fable III

Platform: PC
May 17, 2011
Fans new and returning will now embark on an epic adventure, where the race for the crown is only the beginning of your spectacular journey. Five decades have passed since the events of "Fable II," and Albion has matured into an industrial revolution, but the fate of the kingdom is at peril. In "Fable III," you will be called upon to rally and fight alongside your people, ascend to the seat of power, and experience the true meaning of love and loss. The choices and sacrifices you make while fanning the flames of revolution, and then as you rule as King or Queen or Albion, will lead to an ever evolving world of consequences that will be felt across your entire land. This sets the stage for unparalleled action and adventure that offers even more ways to fight and engage than ever before. Throughout your journey, you will encounter a colorful cast of characters that fans have come to expect from the off-beat style and humor in the “Fable” games. After determining whether these characters are your friends or foes, you will either join them or fight against them in explosive combat, alone or with a friend on Xbox LIVE. In your quest to plant the seeds of revolution, seize power and rule over your kingdom, the choices you make will change the world around you, for the greater good or your own personal gain. Who will you become? A rebel without a cause, the tyrant you rebelled against, or the greatest ruler to ever live?
Metascore:
75
User Score:
5.6
Alice: Madness Returns 82.

Alice: Madness Returns

Platform: PC
June 14, 2011
American McGee's Alice returns, with his own brand of creepy supernatural Victoriana.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
8.4
The Next Big Thing 83.

The Next Big Thing

Platform: PC
April 21, 2011
After having put the adventure game genre back into the spotlight with the Runaway trilogy, which had captivated more than a million players during the last decade, Pendulo Studios is back with an original, great adventure game. The Next BIG Thing revisits with class and humor the fantastic movie genre with a modern, funny adventure packed with hints and references made to popular movies and TV shows. The story introduces the couple of charismatic heroes Dan Murray and Liz Allaire involved in an incredible and crazy adventure, full of twists and packed with moments of pure comedy! With The Next BIG Thing, Pendulo Studios stay faithful to their unique graphic style that puts their games close to actual animated movies. The Next BIG Thing also maintains Runaway’s popular and beloved ingredients: an intricate story, funny and charismatic characters, wacky mysteries and puzzles, and a definite adult and modern tone.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
7.3
Back to the Future: The Game - Episode II: Get Tannen! 84.

Back to the Future: The Game - Episode II: Get Tannen!

Platform: PC
February 17, 2011
In Episode 2, Marty and Doc must prevent his girlfriend from being ereased in the future.
Metascore:
74
User Score:
7.2
Edge (2011) 85.

Edge (2011)

Platform: PC
August 11, 2011
EDGE is the third Indie game, after Swords & Soldiers and Frenzic, to be redeveloped and taken to other platforms by Two Tribes.
Metascore:
74
User Score:
7.4
Space Pirates and Zombies 86.

Space Pirates and Zombies

Platform: PC
June 19, 2011
Space Pirates and Zombies takes place far enough in the future that Earth has become a toxic backwater planet, so potentially not that far in the future. The galaxy has been colonized by humans, and the only means to travel to new star systems is through highly restricted and well defended warp gates. It is well known that systems closer to the galactic core become richer and richer as well as more scientifically advanced. This has led to theories of a secret system with a cache of treasure or knowledge at the galactic core feeding this growth. As a pirate, you must assemble a fleet and discover what treasure awaits you there. [Minmax Games]
Metascore:
74
User Score:
7.5
Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine 87.

Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine

Platform: PC
September 5, 2011
Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine is a fast-paced third person action-shooter from Relic Entertainment allowing players to don the armor of one of the emperor's chosen in a battle for the very survival of humanity. Featuring a seamless mix of melee and ranged combat, Space Marine will deliver a true next generation experience when it launches on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.
Metascore:
74
User Score:
7.5
Magicka 88.

Magicka

Platform: PC
January 25, 2011
Magicka is an action-adventure game set in a rich fantasy world based on Norse mythology. The player assumes the role of a wizard from a sacred order tasked with the ultimate goal of stopping an evil sorcerer who has thrown the world into turmoil, his evil creations besieging the forces of good.
Metascore:
74
User Score:
7.6
F.E.A.R. 3 89.

F.E.A.R. 3

Platform: PC
June 21, 2011
Alma returns in F.E.A.R. 3 but this time her sons Point Man and Paxton Fettel introduce divergent co-op, giving players distinctly different abilities affecting their own play as well as the experience of their co-op partner. Gamers participate in single player or co-op modes as Point Man, a genetically enhanced super soldier originally introduced in F.E.A.R., or they can play cooperatively as his conniving brother Paxton Fettel, whose incredible telekinetic power has given him life beyond the grave.
Metascore:
74
User Score:
5.9
Rock of Ages 90.

Rock of Ages

Platform: PC
September 7, 2011
This game is the newest title by Atlus.
Metascore:
74
User Score:
7.5
Fortix 2 91.

Fortix 2

Platform: PC
May 6, 2011
In the next chapter crusader Fortix has to save the rest of the continent from an evil curse. On his journeys Fortix will be aided by his sister Floriana. Fortix 2 will be a “funtasy” game, where you have to conquer dozens of hostile wastelands, deserts, swamps, and convert to lush landscapes. Savage wolfs will be turned to peaceful lambs, bloodthirsty dragons to seed-picking pigeons.
Metascore:
74
User Score:
6.8
Deus Ex: Human Revolution - The Missing Link 92.

Deus Ex: Human Revolution - The Missing Link

Platform: PC
October 18, 2011
The DEUS EX: HUMAN REVOLUTION conspiracy grows deeper in The Missing Link. During lead character Adam Jensen’s quest for the truth in DEUS EX: HUMAN REVOLUTION, he mysteriously vanishes for three days. Where was he? What did he find out? The Missing Link reveals it all.
Metascore:
73
User Score:
7.3
LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game 93.

LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game

Platform: PC
May 24, 2011
LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game will be based in the world of the globally successful film franchise, incorporating storylines, locations and characters from the first three films ("Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl," "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest" and "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End") as well as the upcoming fourth film, "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides."
Metascore:
73
User Score:
7.0
The Blackwell Deception 94.

The Blackwell Deception

Platform: PC
October 12, 2011
Blackwell Deception is the fourth installment in the Blackwell adventure series.
Metascore:
73
User Score:
7.6
Hard Reset 95.

Hard Reset

Platform: PC
September 13, 2011
Hard Reset is a cyberpunk FPS by Flying Wild Hog.
Metascore:
73
User Score:
7.3
Solar 2 96.

Solar 2

Platform: PC
June 17, 2011
In most games you see stars in the background, you shoot asteroids or you live on planets. But in Solar 2 you ARE these objects! Enter a universe where you must prove yourself to the resident god-like figure by doing its many bizarre and varied tasks. Or just ignore it and see how big you can grow! Solar 2 is an open-world, sandbox game set in an infinite abstract universe. Play constructively: grow your system, nurture life on your planets and attack enemy life in huge space battles. Play destructively: crash into other objects and cause chaos, use your orbiting objects like wrecking balls, steal planets from other systems. Key features: - Dynamic abstract sandbox universe. Changes and evolves as you do. - Non-linear missions and open-world gameplay. - No boundaries. Drift forever in ambient space bliss. - Full of weird eccentric humor and stuff. - Extensive custom sound track.
Metascore:
72
User Score:
6.9
Serious Sam 3: BFE 97.

Serious Sam 3: BFE

Platform: PC
November 22, 2011
Croteam's Serious Sam 3: BFE is a glorious throwback to the golden age of first-person shooters where men were men, cover was for amateurs and pulling the trigger made things go boom.
Metascore:
72
User Score:
8.1
Blocks That Matter 98.

Blocks That Matter

Platform: PC
August 19, 2011
You are the Tetrobot: a tiny robot that can drill blocks of matter one by one, collect them, and recycle them into new pieces of 4 blocks. You also have the possibility to destroy lines of 8+ blocks in a very retro russian game style. Sand, wood, stone, obsidian, iron, diamond: each matter has its specific behaviour you'll have to use wisely and take advantage of them. So get ready to use your brain and combine your platforming and puzzle-solving skills in this incredible mashup!
Metascore:
72
User Score:
7.2
DC Universe Online 99.

DC Universe Online

Platform: PC
January 11, 2011
DC Universe Online is an MMO based on DC comic book universe and lets you fight along side or against DC superheroes.
Metascore:
72
User Score:
6.7
Gray Matter 100.

Gray Matter

Platform: PC
February 22, 2011
Gray Matter is the first adventure game by renowned author Jane Jensen since the release of Gabriel Knight 3: the story mixes eerie goings-on with supernatural events in best Jensen-style. Neurobiologist Dr. David Styles is one of the game's central characters: since losing his wife in a horrible accident some several years ago, he has become a recluse, seldom leaving Dread Hill House, his English country estate.
Metascore:
72
User Score:
7.6

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