Entries by GameSpot Reviewer

Pokemon X/Y Review

The foundation upon which the Pokemon series stands is firm and unyielding, meaning that catching critters and taking them into turn-based battles is its very essence. Pokemon X/Y–the first of the main series to make it onto the 3DS–is the same Pokem…

Armored Core: Verdict Day Review

Dodging an incoming barrage of rockets and letting loose a blast from your shoulder-mounted minigun feels so much cooler when you’re strapped inside a giant robot suit. The thunderous clash of mech-on-mech combat is fast-paced and brutal in Armored Cor…

PC | Torchlight II Hands-On Impressions

We stumble out of the dungeon and into the sun with our first look at the sequel to last year’s hit indie RPG.
When Torchlight was released last year as a digital download at a bargain-basement price, fans of the dungeon crawling and hack-and-slash …

DS | Call of Duty: Black Ops DS Hands-On

We wander into the world of shadowy operations in the portable version of Black Ops.
When compared to the next-generation consoles, the cacophony of war may not sound quite the same on the Nintendo DS, but developer n-Space has worked on several port…

PC | Darkspore Hands-On

We grab a squad of powerful alien creatures and explore the planet Cryos.

While the name of the game does share the word “spore,” one thing that Maxis wanted to make clear was that this is not a sequel or an expansion pack for the PC game Spore, wh…

Xbox 360 | Kinect Joy Ride Hands-On

We wave our hands in the air like we just don’t care with Microsoft’s free-to-play downloadable racing game.
Fans of hardware steering wheels look away now. Microsoft’s upcoming free-to-play arcade racing game Kinect Joy Ride had us waving our hands …

Xbox 360 | Dance Central Updated Hands-On

We break it down and battle it out with new songs in Harmonix’s upcoming dance game for Kinect.
It’s hard not to have fun with Dance Central when you get up in front of the camera and try your best to frantically match the avatar onscreen or follow t…