An inspired homage to old school Ninja Gaiden games, with a clever blending of genres and near perfect retro graphics and music.
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A loving piece of fan service that looks and sounds just like the anime, but unfortunately it plays like a bad Xbox 360 era open world game.
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A game bursting with interesting ideas but dragged down by a lack of technical competence and some very outdated ideas about game design and controls.
A cheap and nasty film tie-in that reaches a new low for Lego games and stands in stark contrast to the creativity of the movie and the toys.
A perfectly judged comeback that's full of all the wild invention and stylish mayhem fans demand but proves surprisingly accessible and varied for everyone else.
A sequel that seems somewhat embarrassed of the series' sexist past and shallow combat but fails to do anything meaningful about either.
An already flawed game struggles with the limitations of joypad controls – but it's a spirited effort and further proof that strategy titles do work on consoles.
A fantastically entertaining action game that combines gameplay, visuals, and audio into an irresistible orgy of violence and… improvisational jazz.
Some unfortunate flaws unnecessarily sour the experience, but this is a welcome return for the Trials series and its unique approach to motorcycle action.
A fantastic mix of explosive action and thoughtful storytelling, that results in one of the most unpredictable and ambitious action role-players of the modern era.
One of the best survival horror games of the generation, that's frequently terrifying but also surprisingly nuanced and intelligent when it comes to its storytelling.
There are flashes of brilliance, especially when it comes to the flying, but confused storytelling, boring loot, and unsatisfying missions don't justify the game's massive time investment.
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An inspired mix of skateboarding and 2D platforming that manages to combine a surprising level of realism with some enjoyably impossible level design.
Despite improvements the debt to Portal cannot be fully repaid in this cleverly-constructed by staid first person puzzler.