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Toy Soldiers Review

It's Hell Out There, Outside the Toybox

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HIGH Manning a tank to take care of enemies my mortars can't reach.

LOW It can sometimes be difficult to tell where enemy units are.

WTF "Pope Thrower"?

Hydrophobia Review

All the (Wet) Work With None of the (Wet) Fun

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HIGH: Making waves with water kinetics.

LOW: Everything else.

WTF: See below.

Hydrophobia

Game Description: Powered by the revolutionary HydroEngine, the world's first true fluid dynamics engine for games, Hydrophobia is an experience unlike anything you have played before. This jaw-dropping technology models flowing water which behaves completely realistically, resulting in the most dynamic and dramatic gameplay you've ever seen. Engage in mind-blowing "flow combat" where gameplay results in a never-the-same-twice experience. Unleash floating oil fires, electricity, and the power of the water itself to wipe out your enemy as you discover the terrifying truth of the Malthusian agenda—Save the World, Kill Yourself.

Halo: Reach Review

If it Sells, Don't Fix it

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HIGH Flying over New Alexandria, watching a losing battle and feeling powerless to help.

LOW Without dual guns fighting Elites is once again a mind-numbing chore.

WTF "A silent testament to the never-give-up, never-think-things-out spirit of the UNSC."

Limbo Second Opinion

What you Don't Know Will Kill you... Twice

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HIGH Every moment a spider is on the screen.

LOW A puzzle near the end that relies on a blind jump.

WTF The danger-free puzzles feel like they belong in another game.

Too Human

Game Description: As the cybernetic god Baldur, you are thrust into the midst of an ongoing battle that threatens the existence of mankind. An ancient machine presence has forced the god's hand. In the first part of a trilogy, Baldur is charged with defending humanity from an onslaught of monstrous war machines bent on the eradication of human life. In Too Human, players experience a nonstop barrage of action powered by the integration of melee and ranged firearms combat and fueled by breathtaking visuals enabled by the Xbox 360. Battles unfold in awesome scale as players engage with vast numbers of enemies.

Too Human Review

Too Human? Too Tedious

Too Human Screenshot

HIGH Fantastically creative re-imagining of Norse myths.

LOW The repetitive, soul-crushing flatness of the gameplay.

WTF Why does each part of the game feel like it doesn't fit with the rest?

Crackdown 2 Review

More of the Same, Only Less of it

Crackdown 2 Screenshot

HIGH It's good to hear the voice of the announcer again.

LOW An astonishing lack of variety and absurd amounts of repetition.

WTF Why was this not released as $15 DLC?

Crackdown 2

Game Description: The sequel to the award-winning vertical-world adventure, Crackdown 2 is the ultimate open-ended world action experience, only available on Xbox 360. The game lets you be judge, jury, and executioner for a huge, fully explorable city. Crackdown 2 takes multiplayer gaming to unprecedented levels for the ultimate co-op and competitive multiplayer experience, providing you and your friends with the complete freedom to explore, destroy, and play your way as you restore justice and peace to Pacific City—by any means necessary.

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