Should You Buy Marvel Pinball: Vengeance and Virtue? Yes.

Zen Studios' pinball renaissance on the Xbox 360 and PS3 is one of the best values in downloadable gaming on consoles this past year. Never better than when it's handling licensed tables—the kind you always wished you got at the pizza parlors of your misspent youth—Zen returned this week with another four in its Marvel … » 12/15/11 9:00pm 12/15/11 9:00pm

Should You Buy Gears of War 3: RAAM's Shadow? Yes.

RAAM's Shadow is the second piece of downloadable content for Epic's terrific action game Gears of War 3. It drops on December 13th, and is much more substantive than the last DLC, mainly in that it's a prequel-style three-chapter adventure starring Michael Barrick (of the Gears comics) and Zeta team in place of series … » 12/08/11 5:00pm 12/08/11 5:00pm

Should You Buy Fortune Street? No.

If they've been making versions of the Nintendo Wii's new board game for 20 years, if Nintendo themselves are publishing it—choosing to sell this to us this holiday season instead of other Japanese games still awaiting translation—then surely it must be good and worth buying? » 12/05/11 2:00pm 12/05/11 2:00pm

Should You Buy Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3: Defiance? No.

This week, all the attention's going the big-boy versions of Modern Warfare 3. But there's a DS game, too. This version exists only as part of Activision's strategy to carpet-bomb their games onto every platform possible. The hook to get folks to buy it is that it bridges the story gap between Modern Warfare 2 and » 11/18/11 2:00pm 11/18/11 2:00pm

Should You Buy Need For Speed: The Run? No.

With a cinematic slant, a Gumball Rally premise and the in-game assets of Mad Men star Christina Hendricks, Need for Speed: The Run is EA's latest and in many ways most interesting attempt at keeping the ageing racing brand relevant. » 11/18/11 12:00am 11/18/11 12:00am

Should You Buy Kinect Disneyland Adventures? Yes.

Despite the fact that they released high-profile games like Pure, Split/Second and Epic Mickey, The House of Mouse's console output's dwindled significantly. That makes their partnership with Microsoft an important one, because Xbox 360s sit in millions of living rooms across the world. To make the joint venture that… » 11/15/11 5:00pm 11/15/11 5:00pm

Should You Buy Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary ? No.

It's been ten years since Bungie gave Xbox gamers the first Halo game, a console first-person shooter that didn't feel like the weak sister to the genre's PC alpha dogs. From that single title grew blossomed one of video game's most successful franchises, one which reshaped what it meant to play video games with other … » 11/14/11 2:00pm 11/14/11 2:00pm

Should You Buy Saints Row: The Third? Yes.

Next week, Volition will release the third game in the Saints Row series, appropriately titled Saints Row: The Third. What started as a Grand Theft Auto knockoff that merely tided players over while they awaited a true HD GTA morphed into something entirely different: the psychotic, chaos-addicted Mr. Hyde to GTA's… » 11/11/11 12:00pm 11/11/11 12:00pm