AlundraWhat? An action RPG starring an elf?! I've never heard of such a thing!06/16/088/10
Arc the Lad CollectionIt's definitely got the packaging... but is it really the whole package?06/15/075/10
Breath of Fire IIIBreath of Fire III marks many steps forward in the series while maintaining its foundations.08/05/148/10
Breath of Fire IVSticking with the series' traditions, Breath of Fire IV keeps gameplay simple while offering a touching story04/20/108/10
Chocobo RacingA trip down memory lane... or rather a race down memory circuit.01/29/099/10
Chrono CrossIgnore the haters. This journey through time is timeless.03/22/109/10
Final Fantasy AnthologyThey may look old, but they sure as hell don't play old.01/03/0810/10
Final Fantasy IX Square really outdid themselves, kupo!07/05/0610/10
Final Fantasy OriginsWhy don't we be honest, folks?05/07/065/10
Final Fantasy VII I'm not tagging along, I just think this game rules.10/30/0610/10
Final Fantasy VIII "Boy Meets World" meets "Star Trek."12/20/0610/10
GaleriansWe are all on drugs, yeah.08/14/068/10
Guardian's CrusadeA precious RPG01/02/077/10
Incredible CrisisImpeccable! Immaculate! Innovative! ...INCREDIBLE!05/21/068/10
Jade Cocoon: Story of the TamamayuPretty and innovative.03/24/089/10
Kartia: The Word of FateKartia is wonderful. It totally qualifies as a great game.06/01/068/10
Saiyuki: Journey WestHow does Sa Gojo get away with that hairdo?03/12/086/10
Shadow MadnessKeerg's blood! Shadow Madness is the weirdest and easiest RPG I've ever played!05/06/114/10
Silhouette MirageMega Man on shrooms02/13/079/10
Speed PunksA total rip-off... but does that mean it's not fun?12/21/067/10
Star Ocean: The Second StoryAn ocean of fun things to do05/30/069/10
The Legend of DragoonLegend of Dragoon is more worthy of a comparison to Shadow Madness than Final Fantasy VII. In other words, it is awful.07/30/143/10
Valkyrie Profile Divine06/15/0610/10
Wild ARMs 2Wild ARMs 2 is an excellent example of an RPG done just right. I really miss the good old days.04/18/129/10

PlayStation 2

Breath of Fire: Dragon QuarterDragon Quarter is a modest RPG that is full of smart ideas and a heartfelt story.12/17/1310/10
Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy VIIVincent returns... without the Active Time Bar.08/17/068/10
Final Fantasy X Tidus's story is one you will never forget.08/22/0610/10
Final Fantasy XIIConveying atmosphere, heart, and tons of RPG greatness, Final Fantasy XII is another masterpiece in the series.09/17/079/10
Galerians: AshFind the key, run around, blow up some heads... Yeah, good times...12/14/056/10
God of WarAction-platforming done right?02/12/078/10
God of War IIKratos continues his destructive adventure with the same basic blueprint as before.10/12/096/10
Guitar HeroRock out *****es!01/16/079/10
Guitar Hero Encore: Rocks the 80sI want my MTV!!! And a refund!!!07/25/075/10
Guitar Hero IIIt's just more of the same.... YAY!!!02/26/079/10
ICOSilent beauty01/11/077/10
Jak 3Mimics much of what made Jak II so great while weakly trying to mask its unoriginality with, um, lots of sand.08/23/116/10
Jak and Daxter: The Precursor LegacySCEA's PS2 mega-hit relies on mass collecting to maximize platforming.11/04/097/10
Jak IIThe Jak series changes from a basic platformer to a GTA-inspired action-fest.01/04/109/10
Kingdom HeartsA nerd's seven-year-old wet dream.01/02/078/10
Marc Ecko's Getting Up: Contents Under PressureGet up and get this game.05/30/078/10
Shadow of the ColossusListen to the hype, NOT the hate. Shadow of the Colossus is one of the most rewarding and emotional experiences in gaming.12/16/1010/10
The Mark of KriClever gameplay, but "clever" doesn't always mean "fun."03/26/074/10
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Double AgentWho's fault?03/28/076/10
Valkyrie Profile 2: SilmeriaDivine... to a fault.05/06/147/10
Wild Arms 3Wild Arms 2.506/12/069/10
Wild Arms 4Bold changes for a great series work out for the better in Wild Arms 4.04/18/118/10
Wild ARMs 5Wild Arms 5 is the best way to conclude our time on Filgaia--it is both a tribute to the series' history and an amazing RPG in its own right.02/18/149/10

PlayStation 3

Alpha ProtocolIt's surprising that "more like Beta Protocol amirite" hasn't become a running joke.02/06/125/10
Beyond: Two SoulsWe're just two lost souls swimming in a fish bowl, year after year...10/15/138/10
Devil May Cry HD CollectionThe Devil May Cry trilogy is lazily upgraded to HD while retaining its unfortunate design choices.03/18/145/10
Enslaved: Odyssey to the WestEnslaved is an emotional journey set in a fascinating world... Oh yeah, it's also a videogame.04/02/127/10
FolkloreFolklore is a true wonder--it offers two awesome protagonists, over 100 wacky beasts to tame, and a fantastical yet eerie mystery.08/07/139/10
God of War IIIOkay, okay, I'll admit it. God of War 3 is epic.05/21/129/10
Heavenly SwordHeavenly Sword is a beautiful action game that pairs emotional storytelling with strategic combat.06/16/149/10
Heavy RainQuantic Dream's ambitious PS3-exclusive follows almost exactly in the footsteps of 2005's Indigo Prophecy.08/07/127/10
Jet Set RadioJet Set Radio remains a true work of art in its HD port, but its awful controls remain as well.05/07/145/10
JourneyThere is no way to accurately "review" Journey, as it is more a metaphor on life than an actual videogame.01/30/149/10
L.A. NoireRockstar's riskiest game yet takes us to a post-war Los Angeles, where corruption and mystery abound.03/31/149/10
MaliciousMalicious is a thrilling action experience that only reaches half its potential.07/24/145/10
Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White WitchNi No Kuni is a traditional monster-taming RPG with a gorgeous Studio Ghibli coat of paint.07/30/148/10
Papo & YoPapo & Yo is an unforgettable coming of age story that puts heart before all else. Gameplay snobs need not apply.08/19/1410/10
PlayStation All-Stars Battle RoyaleBroken, glitchy and incomplete, the worst part of PSASBR is that it keeps you hooked.04/29/134/10
RageAfter experiencing the sum of its parts, it is easy to understand why Rage is everything but its own game.12/11/123/10
Rayman LegendsRayman Legends is yet another ingenious platformer starring our favorite limbless hero.08/27/149/10
Resident Evil 5Capcom sacrifices what its beloved franchise is known for to bring in newer gameplay elements.01/04/108/10
Resonance of FateYou go into it expecting fully ripe grapes, but all you get are raisins.07/03/145/10
Spec Ops: The LineThe Line purposefully obeys its genre's conventions in its pervading social commentary.09/21/148/10
The Last of UsNaughty Dog's capitalizing on the zombie trend proves memorable, though it seems many gamers' expectations have clouded their vision.06/28/137/10
The Unfinished SwanGiant Sparrow's "first-person painter" is a marvel; one that gamers of all ages should experience.10/11/1310/10
Thomas Was AloneThomas WAS alone, but he is soon joined by a witty narrator and some adorable, rectangular friends.07/16/147/10
Tomb RaiderSixteen years later but going back to the beginning, this Tomb Raider reboot is meant to be played with heart, mind and instinct.02/02/159/10
Uncharted 2: Among ThievesEnough of this frivolity, kids. Uncharted 2 is a masterpiece.06/14/1210/10
Uncharted 3: Drake's DeceptionNathan Drake's PS3 trilogy ends with some of its most memorable and emotional moments. It is hard to accept that this is the last Uncharted.07/19/129/10
Uncharted: Drake's FortuneDrake's Fortune is the perfect showcase for what the PS3 is capable of.02/27/127/10
VanquishA cool set of armor may be Vanquish's most compelling feature, but even its other attributes make it a truly great action game.01/28/138/10


Another Code: R - A Journey into Lost MemoriesAlthough it is littered with tedium, unraveling this strange mystery is definitely worth your while..08/23/116/10
Arc Rise FantasiaArc Rise Fantasia is a conformist RPG in many ways, but its battle system will keep you hooked.06/10/147/10
Art Style: light traxA unique racing experience that requires more memorization than skill.04/20/114/10
Art Style: ORBIENTChill out and be challenged in this clever WiiWare title.08/25/107/10
Bit.Trip BeatYou'll be bit.tripping balls.01/11/109/10
Bit.Trip CoreA fresh new concept in the Bit.Trip series, Core is just as engrossing as its predecessor.02/12/108/10
Bit.Trip FateI'm in awe, I'm entertained, I'm challenged... But more than anything, I'm thankful. Bit.Trip is back.11/08/109/10
Bit.Trip FluxA beautiful conclusion to a fantastic musical journey.04/11/118/10
Bit.Trip RunnerRather than make its immense challenge fun, Runner makes the challenge both a bore and a frustration.06/01/104/10
Bit.Trip VoidThe Bit.Trip series advances from addicting rhythm gameplay to moving a ball around the screen.02/16/105/10
Bully: Scholarship EditionJimmy Hopkins delivers.12/03/139/10
Conduit 2High Voltage improved nearly everything for this sequel, but compared to all the other great FPS's out there that's not saying much.06/02/116/10
Cursed MountainA heartbreaking sibling rivalry, a chilling setting and an artfully slow pace hold up this otherwise clunky survival-horror game.01/07/136/10
Dead Space: ExtractionAn insane sci-fi/horror experience, Dead Space: Extraction is a true on-rails tour de force.06/07/108/10
Disaster: Day of CrisisOne hell of a day, one hell of a game.01/24/118/10
Disney Epic MickeyMickey's latest journey is certainly epic in terms of story and characterization... but much less so in terms of gameplay.12/20/106/10
Donkey Kong Country ReturnsMixing old-school gameplay with the power of the Wii, amazing level design is what makes DK's return to the country so great.01/10/118/10
Fragile Dreams: Farewell Ruins of the Moon An action-RPG game that has all the right ideas but very wrong implementation.05/25/104/10
GoldenEye 007Bond is blonder, Oddjob is taller... but for all its tweaks, big and small, this remake is fun as can be.12/06/108/10
HelixA clever idea with too many unabashed mistakes.09/04/085/10
Kirby's Dream Collection: Special EditionKirby's Dream Collection is just that--a tiny package that is chock-full of content starring everyone's favorite pink puffball.11/02/129/10
Kirby's Epic YarnYes, Kirby, it DOES feel like pants. The fluffiest, most comfortable pants in the world.11/19/109/10
Kirby's Return to Dream LandGreat for veterans and newcomers alike, Kirby's return to his roots is an absolute blast.11/16/117/10
lilt lineA dubsteppy rollercoaster.04/07/116/10
MadWorldA newspaper? No! A sunburned penguin? No! MadWorld? Yes!03/24/096/10
Mega Man 9Nostalgia never goes out of style.10/20/089/10
Metroid Prime TrilogyThere is proof for the claim that "videogames drain lives." It is called Metroid Prime Trilogy.05/03/1010/10
Metroid: Other MWhat should have been another Metroid masterpiece is marred by terrible storytelling and stupid controls09/02/115/10
Muramasa: The Demon BladeA beautifully crafted game with fluid and simple 2-D action/RPG gameplay.05/12/106/10
No More HeroesThe fact that you poop to save about sums it up.01/14/099/10
No More Heroes 2: Desperate StruggleMore boobs, more blood, more pooping... Travis Touchdown is back.04/22/107/10
OkamiMore like OkamWii.01/11/1010/10
Pandora's TowerAn inspired and disturbing action-RPG, a constant sense of urgency is the most compelling attribute in Pandora's Tower.06/28/125/10
Prince of Persia: The Forgotten SandsForgotten Sands on the Wii focuses on intuitive controls that make exploration better than ever before.03/31/148/10
Punch-Out!!Little Mac and the other boxers return in this upgraded version of the NES classic.03/24/148/10
Rayman OriginsMichel Ancel's lovable hero finally returns in one of the greatest 2D platformers of all time.08/20/1210/10
Red Steel 2An inventive FPS worth any fan's time, Red Steel 2 is at its best while your sword is swinging.03/26/127/10
Resident Evil 4: Wii EditionResident Evil 4 on the Wii is TRUE survival horror.09/28/0910/10
Silent Hill: Shattered MemoriesThis “re-imaging” of the original Silent Hill successfully lives up to the series' great reputation.07/19/108/10
Sin and Punishment: Star SuccessorOverwhelming, difficult and chaotic, Sin & Punishment 2 is also an absolute must-have for any hardcore Wii owner.07/19/109/10
Super Mario GalaxyMario has reached outer space. How can Nintendo possibly go further?07/10/0810/10
Super Mario Galaxy 2Happy deliciousness...06/07/1010/10
Super Smash Bros. BrawlIf you're brawlin', it's ballin'.05/05/0810/10
The ConduitHigh Voltage pushes the Wii's motion controls in an attempt to make The Conduit stand out among other first-person shooters.10/06/105/10
The Last Story A remarkable RPG that takes its sweet time to flaunt its brilliance.03/12/129/10
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword Integrating everything we love about Zelda with a fun, forward-thinking new control scheme, Skyward Sword marks the beginning of a new era in gaming.11/29/1110/10
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight PrincessMore like TWiilight Princess.10/06/098/10
Tiki TowersWhile it lacks the charm and originality of its obvious inspiration, Tiki Towers is still an engrossing puzzle game.02/16/107/10
Wario Land: Shake It!Exploration and special missions take precedence over deep gameplay in Wario's first Ware-less game on the Wii.05/17/108/10
World of GooRevo-goo-tionary.04/30/0910/10
Xenoblade ChroniclesI am blown away. If you are a fan of ANY kind of RPG, then Xenoblade is among the best.11/08/1110/10


Advent RisingGreat... idea... but... too... much... slowdown...12/05/057/10
Beyond Good & EvilDon't ask questions. Just buy this game.02/06/079/10
Blinx 2: Masters of Time & SpaceIt's Cat vs. Dog - er.. I mean Pig - in this innovative and pleasurable sequel.07/27/059/10
BreakdownHere's the breakdown on Breakdown. GET IT? IT'S FUNNY!!05/16/076/10
DarkwatchI see dead Master Chiefs...06/12/068/10
Fable: The Lost ChaptersGrand Theft Auto--RPG style!10/04/069/10
Far Cry InstinctsGood for the multiplayer, if anything.01/22/077/10
Fatal Frame II: Crimson Butterfly Director's CutDisturbing, paranoia-inducing, pant-wetting...04/05/068/10
Indigo ProphecyOh, did I just kill you? Oh my goodness, I'm SO sorry!!11/30/057/10
Jade Empire Be good! Be evil! Be a lesbian! Be whoever you want to be!02/24/0610/10
JSRF: Jet Set Radio FutureYo! Pick this game up!08/03/069/10
Mortal Kombat: ArmageddonQuantity over quality?03/19/075/10
Otogi 2: Immortal WarriorsOne playable character is SO 2003!11/30/059/10
Panzer Dragoon OrtaOne word to describe it: beautiful.05/07/069/10
Phantom DustRoni Deutch may settle your tax debts for $20, but this is the better deal.02/08/069/10
Prince of Persia: The Sands of TimeShirtless action at its finest.09/14/069/10
Samurai Shodown VAn embarrassment for 2-D fighter fans.02/19/084/10
Second SightUse your psychic powers to satisfy all your everyday people-killing needs!11/29/058/10
Shenmue IIHow 'bout a game of lucky hit? Would you like to play lucky hit? How 'bout some lucky hit?02/14/078/10
SudekiRidiculous sexual innuendos aside... does Sudeki actually deliver?02/16/077/10
Tom Clancy's Splinter CellWatch out, Snake. Seriously, he's right behind you! Oh snap...01/03/079/10
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Pandora TomorrowHi Sam, we've already met. Who's this? Oh, nice to meet you, multiplayer!01/05/079/10
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Chaos TheoryBeen there, done that? Not quite...01/16/079/10
Top SpinYou'll never have to double fault again!01/31/069/10
Voodoo VinceOuch! What the... HEY! OUCH!! Stop it!12/05/056/10
XIIIMinus ten.04/27/113/10

Xbox 360

BioShockSometimes multiplayer is completely unnecessary.09/03/0810/10
BioShock 2Bioshock: The B-Sides03/10/116/10
BioShock InfiniteIrrational and 2K bring us into another intriguing city - Infinite is still very much Bioshock, but it is delivered much differently from before.06/13/149/10
BraidSPOILER ALERT!! ...Oh wait, I have no idea what in the world I just played.06/23/147/10
Brutal LegendCombining heavy metal music, hilarious writing, and unexpected RTS elements, Brutal Legend is an action game that must be played.07/07/148/10
Fallout 3God bless the USA... And nowhere else!09/22/108/10
Fallout: New VegasObsidian changes little in Fallout 3's sequel, but New Vegas's alluring setting alone lights it up as brightly as the Strip itself.01/09/129/10
Final Fantasy XIIIAnother amazing journey from Square Enix, but perhaps "First Sci-Fi" would have been a better title?04/12/108/10
Gears of WarFun for blockheads and intellects alike!02/14/089/10
Grand Theft Auto IVPeople begin GTA IV expecting plenty of laughs and maybe some hookers. What they get is an unforgettable story of a lost Russian immigrant.05/19/148/10
Guitar Hero III: Legends of RockIs Guitar Hero going the way of the DDR dodo?01/14/088/10
LIMBOExperience? Or lack thereof?09/24/131/10
Mass Effect It only gets a 9 because we don't get a sex scene with Tali.04/30/089/10
Mass Effect 2Hey Tali - you look lonely, baby.03/02/1210/10
PrototypeWith Prototype, excellent ideas are mashed up with questionable execution.02/16/106/10
Rock BandIf you're loaded and have at least three friends, this game is for you!03/12/089/10
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Double AgentSam's most enticing mission yet, Double Agent unfortunately relies more on trial and error than on stealth.10/08/094/10
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: BlacklistOverloaded with flashy features, Ubisoft thankfully have the courtesy to give Splinter Cell fans what they really want: stealth.06/28/157/10
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: ConvictionAn emotional storyline and some excellent new gameplay additions make this exciting (though brief) Splinter Cell worth checking out.08/18/117/10