Ilomilo didn't need to be charming to an almost illegal degree in order to be a good game, but it certainly doesn't hurt.
To look at a screenshot of Zombie Smash HD might be to presume it's yet another tower defence game in which you must defend your house against yet another onslaught of zombies.
Most similar to Civilization: Revolution, this board game for up to four players includes many familiar elements from the computer and console games and makes a few marks of its own.
MicroBot's decision to take the rapidly stalling twin-stick shooter genre into a fresh new setting - the human body, a la Fantastic Voyage - pays immediate dividends in the audiovisual department. ...
Many things are not worth a long wait - the dentist, Barry Manilow's greatest hits, every four years when the All Blacks blow a World Cup.
It was the year of big, bigger and best as the gaming industry rebounded from a somewhat lacklustre 2009. Hayden Meikle hands out his awards for 2010.
There is an ongoing debate in our household about the Star Wars franchise and which part of it truly possesses the force.
No one has benefitted from Gran Turismo 5's long delay more than O-Games, which, in addition to poking brilliant fun at said delay, has softened the wait in just the right way.
We've seen classic first-person shooters get reissues with slightly sharper graphics and slightly modernised controls.
It's entirely fitting that Dream Chronicles got lost among the sea of big-ticket Xbox Live Arcade games that were released around it, and not just because it's a game centred around finding proverbial needles in proverbial haystacks.
The 350-level Super Meat Boy easily marks its territory as the year's most difficult platforming game, but its real claim may be the startling gap it opens between challenge and frustration.
Skateboarding? Skateboarding? Isn't this Shaun White dude better known for snowboarding? He sure is.
It's officially trendy now for publishers to precede the release of a big-budget game with an inexpensive, downloadable not-quite prequel.
Last year's Trials HD took Excitebike's time-tested brand of 2D motorbiking and modernised it with physics, stunts and lots of clever new modes.
We have struggled to get along, Formula 1 and me.
Puzzle Agent marks a pleasant change of pace for Telltale Games, which has done the vast majority of the heavy lifting responsible for the point-and-click adventure game revival.