Tales From The Borderlands Could've Been Awful, But It's Great

I'll admit, I went into Tales from the Borderlands with pretty low expectations. Don't get me wrong: I like a lot of things about the zany world in which Gearbox's Borderlands shooter series takes place, but it's good for... shooting. Tales is an all-story adventure game. Yikes, right? » 11/25/14 3:17pm 11/25/14 3:17pm

Our First Real Look At Sunset Overdrive

Insomniac, to put it bluntly, has something to prove right now. The renowned studio behind franchises like Spyro and Ratchet & Clank underwent what could very charitably be described as a dry spell after it released Resistance 3 in 2011 with a duo of unsatisfactory Ratchet & Clank titles and the thoroughly… » 5/08/14 2:21pm 5/08/14 2:21pm

I Played 45 Minutes Of Destiny, And It Was Kind Of Boring

Earlier this month, I got a chance to fly up to Washington and try Bungie's upcoming sci-fi shooter, Destiny. Walking through the Bellevue office for the first time, I'm struck by all the accolades lining the walls near the reception area. Here, a giant, life-sized statue of Master Chief stands tall, casting a shadow. » 4/28/14 5:30pm 4/28/14 5:30pm

The Best (Last?) Hope for a Good Alien Game

There's a reason that the first word in the next game based on 20th Century Fox's sci-fi horror franchise is singular. Alien: Isolation will be taking its cues from Ridley Scott's slower, more atmospheric 1979 original. That means no space marines and no P5000 power loader. Just you and one big, scary Xenomorph. Which… » 4/24/14 2:29pm 4/24/14 2:29pm

The Next Infamous Wants To See Just How Evil You'll Get

inFamous: Second Son on the Playstation 4 is not quite the same animal as what we're used to on the PS3. Cole's glower has been swapped out for Delsin's laid-back wisecracks. Second Son's Seattle is more high-definition-er than was possible on the PS3, and appealing neon lights fly around the screen instead of the… » 2/12/14 12:04pm 2/12/14 12:04pm

The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct Is The Worst Game I've Played This…

The wonderful zombie film Shaun of the Dead starts out with a running gag where it's clear that a zombie apocalypse is going on, but the heroes don't notice. As they walk down the street, we can see obscured scenes of undead carnage in the background, but Shaun is too wrapped up in his girlfriend-troubles to see. » 3/20/13 5:04pm 3/20/13 5:04pm