Video Game Reviews


Super Mario 3D World Review | The Cat’s Pajamas

by Darrin Wrighton November 26, 2013
Is Super Mario 3D World the next great Mario game? Yes. Yes, it is.

Knack Review | How Does This Sony Launch Title Really Stack Up?

by Darrin Wrighton November 18, 2013
When Sony‘s PlayStation 4 launched last Friday, gamers had a wealth of digital exclusives and third-party titles to choose from, but slim pickings on the first-party retail exclusives: Killzone: Shadow Fall or Knack. You probably should’ve picked Killzone. That’s not to say Knack is bad — it’s just not going to set the world on […]


Batman: Arkham Origins Review | Has the Caped Crusader Worn His Welcome?

by Darrin Wrighton October 29, 2013
There’s an old expression: “You can never have too much of a good thing.” Whoever came up with that didn’t play Batman: Arkham Origins. Now don’t get me wrong, it’s not that Batman: Arkham Origins is a bad game. It’s just that you’ve played it – and a better version of it – already. Batman: […]


LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Review | Assemble

by Darrin Wrighton October 25, 2013
The Avengers, X-Men, Fantastic Four, and LEGO. What could go wrong? When LEGO Marvel Super Heroes was announced for practically every console in existence not named the Nintendo Wii, fans were stoked. After all, TT Games had done DC Comics fans proud with LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes. Did they do the same with […]

The Wolf Among Us Review | Bark at the Moon

by William Harmonon October 19, 2013
I’ll be honest, it took me some time to pick up Telltale’s first title, The Walking Dead. I had heard about how good it was, but it had been a long time since I’d gotten into point-and-click adventure games and I just wasn’t in that zone. Suffice to say when I DID pick it up […]

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NHL 14 Review | Action Packed Classic

by Chris Calasahanon October 5, 2013
When people think of Hockey, some very obvious things come to mind, body-crushing hits and intense fist fights.  Hockey can very easily be considered to be the most violent of sports out there.  EA Sports hit this aspect of this game out of the park and it makes for a very fun gaming experience as every […]

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The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD Review | Set Sail

by Darrin Wrighton September 23, 2013
Ten years ago, one of the most (initially) divisive releases in The Legend of Zelda series was released… and today, it’s exactly what the Wii U needs. I remember when Nintendo first unveiled The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker, and how outraged most gamers were since the GameCube exclusive looked absolutely nothing like what […]
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Killer is Dead Review | Lifeless

by Ben Runningson September 18, 2013
Killer is Dead is the latest from Suda 51, creator of Killer7 and No More Heroes, and as a longtime fan of both those games, I was very excited for this game. However, since I’m not the only Suda 51 fan at The Game Fanatics, I talked Greg DeVries into reviewing the game with me. […]

Rayman Legends Review – Boy She Makes Me Sing (Bam-BA-Lam)

Rayman Legends Review | Boy She Makes Me Sing (Bam-BA-Lam)

by Jake Valentineon September 16, 2013
277 days. That’s how long I waited for Rayman Legends to release. Many of you will point out that the number seems extraordinarily large, but we have to remember that the game was supposed to be a launch title for the Wii U. It was then pushed back to a “launch window” type category before […]

Madden NFL 25 Review | Anniversary Edition

by Chris Calasahanon September 12, 2013
So the football season has officially kicked off, and fans are eagerly sinking their teeth into the NFL madness they’ve  been clamoring for.  And of course with a new football season, means there is a new edition of Madden upon us.  With the new systems on the horizon, there were questions of how EA Sports […]


Legend of Dungeon Review | Retro

by Jennifer Kibbleon September 10, 2013
Welcome to Legend of Dungeon. This is the 8bit game that is completely random and that was made possible by gamers thanks to Kickstarter. While at PAX Prime, The Game Fanatics got a glance at Legend of Dungeon. Check out our preview article here. We are now happy to share with you our thoughts on Legend […]

Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate Review | Crazy, Bombastic Fun

by Darrin Wrighton September 7, 2013
Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate released this week on the PS3 and Xbox 360 as the definitive version of DOA 5, after an earlier console release and the release of Dead or Alive 5 Plus on the PS Vita. If you like fighting games, and especially the DOA style, you’ll like this one. Dead or […]


Skullgirls the Steam Review

by Jennifer Kibbleon September 6, 2013
Skullgirls is a 2D fighting game that hit the market back in 2012. Over a year later, Skullgirls are now taking over Steam. Reverge Labs independently developed Skullgirls, which originally came out on PSN and XBLA. The fighting style is based from the Marvel vs Capcom 3 engine. Like most arcade fighting games, Skullgirls have […]
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Resident Evil: Revelations 2 Will Be a Digital Episodic Series

by Max Delgadoon September 10, 2014
Following last week’s official announcement of Resident Evil: Revelations 2, it seems as though more information on Capcom’s upcoming survival horror title has surfaced this morning. In addition to the exciting fact that the game will star none other than Claire Redfield as the lead protagonist, details have emerged via the game’s official Facebook page stating that Resident […]

Microsoft Won’t Mix With Japan; Xbox One Flops in Japanese Sales

by Bryan Dupont-Grayon September 10, 2014
Four days after its Sept. 4 release, the Xbox One has sold only 23,562 units in Japan, a giant low in comparison to how their consoles have done in the past and how their competition—Nintendo and Sony—have gone far beyond their numbers. Judging from the history of Microsoft console sales in the land of the […]


Activision’s Destiny Breaks Records Day One, Makes $500M in Sales

by Carlos Ovalleon September 10, 2014
Activision has announced that it sold in more than $500 million of Destiny worldwide when it launched on Tuesday. It’s a huge win for Activision as they view Destiny as their next title in line to reach that golden billion-dollar plateau and join the ranks of Call of Duty and Skylanders. It’s important to note […]
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Ubisoft Announces Assassin’s Creed: The Americas Collection

by Max Delgadoon September 10, 2014
Well, if two new Assassin’s Creed games weren’t enough this year, it looks as though fans of the series will be able to pick up the newly announced Assassin’s Creed: The Americas Collection this upcoming October.  Whereas Assassin’s Creed: Rogue and Assassin’s Creed: Unity will be hitting shelves simultaneously this November, Ubisoft has announced that Assassin’s Creed: The Americas […]

Hyrule Warriors | Why Musou is a Great Fit with Zelda

by James Wynneon September 10, 2014
If you had told us a few years ago that The Legend of Zelda would have a crossover with Dynasty Warriors, we would have called you crazy. However in retrospect, if there was going to be a Zelda related game that wasn’t in the traditional adventure genre, there are few better choices than a Musou title […]

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Sunset Overdrive Gets a Crazy Season Pass

by Max Delgadoon September 9, 2014
The Sunset Overdrive Season Pass will offer two Campaign add-ons, a new weapons pack, and more.
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Battlefield 4’s Final Stand DLC Teases Fans

by Max Delgadoon September 9, 2014
“We are ready to start talking about Battlefield 4: Final Stand…” reads the latest update from DICE on Battlefield 4‘s official blog. If this is any indication of newsworthy excitement, it’s that Final Stand, the game’s fifth and final downloadable expansion pack is on the verge of release. We’ve revisited fan-favorite Battlefield 3 maps in the Second Assault add-on. […]

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Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor Gets Delayed on Last-Gen Consoles

by Max Delgadoon September 9, 2014
One of this year's most anticipated action title, Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor, has unfortunately been delayed on both the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 platforms.

Fanatical Five | Top 5 Franchises We Want to See Next-Gen Sequels Of

by Todd O'Rourkeon September 8, 2014
These are the Top Five video game franchises that we think deserve a sequel, specifically a next-gen sequel.

Batman: Arkham Knight Gets Limited Edition Goodies; Release Date

by Bryan Dupont-Grayon September 8, 2014
Bruce Wayne is always going to be able to kill it. It’s just something you have to expect from a guy who keeps Gotham and Arkham safe from evildoers by way of some oh-so-awesome vigilantism. Batmobile, Batarang and Batsuit included. Here’s hoping the same happens in the Batman: Arkham Knight, a PlayStation 4, PC and […]

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Dead Trigger 2 Review | A World of Zombie Killing in the Palm of Your Hands

by Bridget Thrashon September 8, 2014
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This review is long overdue. I have been playing Dead Trigger 2 since they released their Football Mazzacre in July and I have been so engulfed that I haven’t had time to tell everyone about it. I have come across very few games that have mastered graphics in the way that MADFINGER Games has. Dead Trigger 2 is […]

Dark Souls II: Crown of the Old Iron King Review | Like a Moth Drawn to a Flame

by James Wynneon September 8, 2014
Like moths drawn to a flame, Crown of the Old Iron King, the second of three add-on scenarios for From Software‘s Dark Souls II, brings players to the ashen stronghold of the eponymous monarch. The scenario tries to keep the momentum going from the Crown of the Sunken King add-on, while shifting away from the […]
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Infamous: First Light Review | Hopefully Not the Last Light

by Matthew Shelharton September 6, 2014
Infamous: First Light is a very fun standalone DLC that fans of Infamous will love despite falling short in a few areas, and being overly typical.

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