Madden NFL 13

Platforms: PS3, Xbox 360, Wii, Wii U, Vita Release date: 8/28/12 Rating: 4.0 (out of 5) Madden 13 is where the series peaked during the PS3 and Xbox 360 generation. It tweaks the already solid gameplay from the last few years and overhauls the franchise mode (now career mode) so it doesn’t feel like you’re […]

Shenmue

Platforms: Dreamcast, PS4, Xbox One Release date: 11/8/00 (Dreamcast), 8/21/18 (PS2 and Xbox One) Rating: 5.0 (out of 5.0) Shenmue is the absolute definition of a “love it or hate” it type of game. You will either love the hyper detailed world (which was in a class of its own when it was originally released […]

NBA 2K6

Platform: Xbox 360 Release date: 11/22/05 Rating: 4.5 (out of 5) Now this is how you do a launch sports game. Whereas EA cut features with NBA Live 06 and focused solely on presentation and graphics, 2K delivers a better looking and playing version compared to the previous generation edition. NBA 2K6 on the Xbox […]

NCAA Football 2003

Platforms: PS2, Xbox, GC Release date: 6/20/2002 Rating: 3.5 (out of 5) EA’s NCAA Football series has always been one of the best looking and playing football franchises in the industry. The problem? It’s essentially Madden-lite at the end of the day, meaning that these releases are primarily geared towards college football diehards over mainstream […]

Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition

Platforms: PS4, Xbox One Release date: 4/7/17 Rating: 4.0 (out of 5) Bulletstorm received a largely positive reception back when it was originally released in 2011 (can you believe that was already nearly a decade ago?) but it didn’t exact light up the sales charts. Ah, so there you have another case of the gaming […]

Madden NFL 25

Platforms: PS4, Xbox One Release Date: 11/15/13 (PS4) 11/22/13 (Xbox One) Rating: 2.5 (out of 5) Madden NFL 25 continues the series’ legacy of having a lackluster showing at the beginning of a console generation. It’s especially all the more disappointing knowing that this entry was marketed as the twenty-fifth anniversary of the series (hence […]

God of War III Remastered

Platform: PS4 Release date: 7/14/15 Rating: 5 (out of 5) God of War III stunned audiences when it was originally released on the PS3 and still felt amazing when it was re-released in glorious HD on the PS4 five years later. This is the same game you know and love from the past, only it […]

SOCOM 4: U.S. Navy Seals

  Platform: PS3 Release date: 4/19/11 Rating: 3.5 (out of 5) Some gaming franchises stand the test of time and remain popular throughout multiple generations. Others eventually lose steam and then eventually quietly die off with no one particularly caring. SOCOM falls into the latter category. While SOCOM was once the flagship online series for […]

Titanfall

Platforms: Xbox, Xbox One, Windows Release date: 3/11/14 Rating: 4 (out of 5) Titanfall was truly one of the first titles that made it worth upgrading to an Xbox One. In terms of gameplay, the developers absolutely nailed it. Titanfall plays like Call of Duty on steroids, with much faster paced action and mechs throw into […]

Doom Eternal

Platforms: Xbox One, PS4, PC, Stadia Release Date: 3/20/20 Rating: 4.5 (out of 5) Doom Eternal shakes up the traditional Doom formula you’ve come to know and love.  This is not a Call of Duty-style rehashed sequel where you get an enhanced version of what is basically the same game. Whereas Doom (2016) was primarily […]