Pokemon may be a franchise built around collecting cute little pocket monsters, but it's not without its dark side. What would you expect from video games that try to gloss over the fact that you're enslaving hundreds of animals and forcing them into gladiatorial combat for your own depraved amusement?
Video games aren't without their share of awesome villains, but the sad fact about being a villain is that, more often than not, the story requires them to lose.
Like steampunk? Find something you like, slap some gears on it, and then call it a day. That's the approach game developer Monster Robot Studios took with Steam Punks, an iOS platformer that takes inspiration from SNES classic Mega Man X.
If you're thinking of buying one of the new, larger 3DS XLs, or would like a reason to get back into the swing of things with the 3DS you already own, check out our list of the Best 3DS Games of 2013.
Eternally friendly rivals Mario and Sonic are at it again, this time in Mario and Sonic Olympic Winter Games Sochi 2014, the latest in this Olympic-themed crossover series. Now, the Wii U's predecessor, the Wii, was notorious for having too many games that were really just a collection of half-baked minigames. Sometimes, however, these collections worked and managed to highlight everything unique about the motion-controlled system.
Sure, most of us have played a horror game or two. But, for every big-budget bruiser like Silent Hill or indie darling like Slender there are half a dozen great, scary games that slip through the cracks, like these 11 Greatest Horror Games You've Never Played. Time to change that. We slipped under the floorboards to catch those forgotten bits of horror as t
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Greetings, human. Have you ever desired to live a life of wire and electricity rather than one of vein and blood? The futuristic, third-person shooter, Epoch 2, is here to help you experience that fantasy, so sit back, relax, and let the wants of flesh and bone leave you.
If you're familiar with the many works of Sid Meier, you've got a good idea what you're in for with Sid Meier's Ace Patrol: Pacific Skies. The man's a gaming legend, after all, as the creator of both the Civilization series and the Pirates! series. True, his creations tend to be more oriented for imaginative gamers who don't mind spending some time doing mental math, but those diligent fans get a lot of great mileage out of his games, and his newest entry is no different.
There's a richness to Chinese Mythology that few games have tapped into. Hopping vampires, horsemen, and headless, face-torso'd cannibals are among the bizarre beasts from the East many gamers have never seen. Nine Tails Studio, Inc. decided to grab a pickaxe and dig deep into the unmined gold found in Chinese mythos to bring us Monsters Rising, a real-time strategy game for iOS.
Like any good video game hero, Rayman knows how to move with the times. After taking a break to let those raving rabbids star in a few games, this big-nosed, limbless parkour master has returned to revitalize the world of platformers with a series of beautiful, fun, and masterfully crafted 2-D games. Rayman's recent console titles have proven to be quite the tasty bits of awesomeness, and now he's stepping off the big screen into something a little smaller: your iPad.