This is my previous favorite game of all time before this generation changed my mind with Fallout 3 and then Skyrim. I must have played through this at least ten times on PC and Xbox 360. The atmosphere and genre go from sci-fi (obviously) to war, to horror, to driving, to puzzle seamlessly. The Source engine blew me away at the time, and even though it was the first iteration of the engine, it still holds up well graphics-wise today.

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Portal 2 is second place for me for Game of the Year 2011. The gameplay we all loved from the first game is back, with far more puzzle elements. The humor is more prominent this time around, there are a few iconic characters to carry the narrative, and the addition of co-op (which I was skeptical of at first) is brilliant. The controls for the PS3 version are probably the best first-person controls I've played. I have only played a puzzle or two of co-op, so anybody who has this on PS3 or PC and is interested, feel free to add me. When I'm done with Skyrim (or when it's done with me) I'd love to play some more co-op.

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From the Hyrulecraft website:

Hyrulecraft is a 1:1 scale replica of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, in Minecraft! With the alpha map already available as a download, the project has now entered stage 2. The HC team hopes to have a completed server ready later this year which will include a unique Minecraft MMO experience including quests, NPCs, dungeons, free build zones, guilds, and more of the classic Minecraft stuff you know and love.

http://gengame.net/2012/01/hyrulecraft-goes-public-limited-time-sneak-peak/

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Holy cow. This game is addicting! I was sick, so I got this from redbox on a whim. Then I didn't want to take it back for a few days... I'll definitely be looking for a used copy of this game.

First, it could just be called Grand Theft Auto: LSD

It's one strange game. I've not played any of the other Saints Row games, so I'm not familiar with any characters, if they're recurring or not, but I'm assuming some are, as you start off the game all dressed in costumes as one of the games leaders.

The storyline is that you're a member of the Saints, a gang that has taken over the city of Steelport. Fame has settled in (one gang member has a commercial for Saints Flow,... Read All

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I'm a stats geek, so this game is perfect for me. My favorite part is drafting players.

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If you liked playing with Legos as a kid, you will love this game. It is basically an endless Lego set. With monsters that try to kill you!

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I'm not quite sure what I'm doing yet, so I'm starting with a micro-review of Skyrim. To put it simply, this game blows me away. I'm over 125 hours into my second playthrough, and I can see myself playing this again and again. Bethesda games are buggy as hell, always have been, but the bugs are so easy to overlook when the world is so vibrant and the storyline(s) you make for your character are so compelling.

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A bit ago I heard about Plants VS Zombies and downloaded the demo. After playing the game for 2 hours I went to the store and bought the box copy. It was $20 and I could install it on my Mac and PC. A few weeks later I picked it up on the iPhone for $2.99 and proceeded to beat it on the iPhone. Plants VS Zombies is awesome on mobile. Recently installed it on my 4S and started playing it again.

PvZ is an awesome game. My only real complaints about the are a few fold.

1. I find it a bit too easy. I wish there was a hardness setting so it was more challenging. Occasionally you have to change up the strategy a bit but for the most part, its too easy. Hopefully in... Read All

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I love playing this 3 way offline with my kids... Great fun and works great even for a 6 year old.

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After I picked up my iPhone 4S one of my friends let me know about a game he played called My Town 2. Its kind of like Zinga's Cityville except to my eye less annoying.

My city is "Mos Eisley" and I am currently level 14. Its pretty fun to have a game on your phone where you can sink a few minutes a day on. I mostly spend my time collecting rent from buildings and do a few of the quests from time to time.

Saw another of my friends towns today and her town is WAY more elaborate than mine. She has a Casino and the Playboy Mansion. Its pretty cool to know you can at least keep it going to a certain point. She did mention that she hit the level cap I think it was... Read All

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A friend and I have been really enjoying the Rage co-op "Legends of the Wasteland." I want to write a longer post sometime about all my thoughts on Rage's single player campaign.

Until then, if you have the game I seriously recommend playing through "Legends of the Wasteland" with a friend. Its pretty fun and varied as far as levels go. We hit a point where the levels really ramp up in normal mode. I forget the level name, but its essentially the Mutant Bash TV level backwards. Very hard and we will have to adapt our gameplay quite a bit to beat it.

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