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My 2011 Game of the Year and runners-up

It’s been such a great year for video games I could make a convincing year-end top-five list featuring only games I came nowhere near finishing. The games I did play in 2011 astounded. This year’s tops five are all worthy of being Game of the Year, but decorum [...]

By | December 30th, 2011|0 Comments

Games of the half-year

The year's half over, and "Bulletstorm" unexpectedly stands tall as my game of the half-year.

By | July 6th, 2011|5 Comments

They could have been contenders

A look back at games that might have cracked my top 10 games of 2010, had I played them more or under different circumstances.

By | January 21st, 2011|0 Comments

Rounding out top 10 games of 2010

Last week, I named "BioShock 2" my 2010 Game of the Year. "Mass Effect 2" leads a compelling crop of runners-up.

By | January 20th, 2011|0 Comments

Improving the 2010 Game of the Year

Even though it's my game of the year, and I've celebrated it as such, I can't close the book on "BioShock 2" without mentioning a few areas where I saw room for improvement.

By | January 14th, 2011|3 Comments

BioShock 2: My 2010 Game of the Year

"BioShock 2" overcame a number of potential red flags to deliver one of gaming's most memorable, stirring single-player narratives, making it my Game of the Year for 2010.

By | January 13th, 2011|0 Comments

Games of the half-year

With the year half-over and having brought more high-profile new games than the typical winter/spring months, it’s a good time to handicap the Game of the Year race. Here’s a list of the five titles I’ve enjoyed the most this year, along with a sixth that could move up based on software patches and online play.

By | July 14th, 2010|4 Comments

Game of the year runners-up

A look at the video games that captured my imagination almost as much as "Dragon Age: Origins," my 2009 game of the year.

By | January 8th, 2010|2 Comments

Game of the Year: ‘Dragon Age: Origins’

Despite its boilerplate medieval fantasy setting, the latest role-playing game from BioWare bests anything else I played in 2009, thanks to its carefully crafted branching dialogue, memorable supporting characters and nuanced take on morality.

By | January 7th, 2010|3 Comments

Coulda been a contender

Ahead of my Game of the Year announcement later Thursday and Friday's list of runners-up, here's a look at some games that might have made the cut, if only I'd found time to play them.

By | January 7th, 2010|4 Comments