Borderlands 2 surpasses the original with sharper focus, better quests and more enjoyable blasting.
FIFA 13 is definitely an improvement on its predecessor.
Even on easy mode, FTL is another capital-D Difficult game and its random nature means even the most careful of explorers might find themselves unexpectedly asphyxiated.
XCOM works best as a panic management simulator.
Forza Horizon isn't a game that needs tedious cut-scenes to force a narrative; the road will do that on its own.
A fine port of the original game.
Need for Speed: Most Wanted's greatest achievement is how it sets such a firm focus on racing. Criterion set out to make an open-world arcade racer where competition is king, and succeeded.
This is no longer Bungie's Halo, but much of what made the series such an irresistible proposition has remained intact for this new beginning.
Far Cry 3 shines in its campaign, which is more layered and compelling than any game proffering a power trip through escapist ultraviolence has any right to be.
No Time Left provides an emotional, tear-jerking and ultimately satisfying conclusion to the year's best gaming narrative.
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