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Skate 2

Taking advantage of all Skate 2 has to offer requires constant attention, a high degree of skill, and an amazing amount of patience.

Thomas Cross
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Flower

The world of Flower becomes extremely closed off from one stage to another, because each level is merely a showcase for a new single mechanic without any regard to the previous level.

Randy Ma
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Resistance 2

To save the human race, Nathan Hale has to become more and more Chimeran and he knows it. But that's okay -- he's Bruce Willis from Die Hard 4 with a death wish.

Darwin Hang
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Fallout 3

The player who sticks to the city or limits himself to the main (and fairly conventional) quest-line will miss the pearls inside Fallout 3's bombed-out shell.

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Quantum of Solace

The hybridization of Quantum of Solace's first person mechanics with gameplay styles more often found in third person action titles lends the Bond game a curiously more elegant and thoughtful approach to first-person shooting.

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Dead Space

While Dead Space's influences are easy to spot, it is extraordinarily smart about cohesively assembling key elements from these influences into a compelling experience.

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Haze

Topics at the heart of Haze include the futility of war, torture, enhancement drugs, and the notion of private military corporations.

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Stranglehold

Stranglehold resembles Hard Boiled in that it, like the film, seems largely a series of very pretty, very stylish action sequences unified by only the thinnest veneer of a plot and motivations for characters.

G. Christopher Williams
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F.E.A.R.

In F.E.A.R., you might just crawl out of an air duct to find yourself falling into a sewer pond which turns into a bloody hallway that you have to navigate.

Darwin Hang
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