Gamer Limit Banner
12

Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP is cool in every way. It has an awesome acronym — S:S&S EP. The soundtrack is killer. It has one of the most focused and ferocious storylines I’ve ever experienced. I can throw adjective after adjective out there and still won’t have enough to do this game justice, so I must settle for breaking it down technically.

The game played so well, I wrote a four piece feature on it back in May. Go ahead and read that if you want all the glorious minutia. Here’s the lite version of why it’s my game of the year.

Read more… »

I reviewed it; I created a guide for it; I lived and breathed it for over a month – Dark Souls is my game of the year.

As a follow up to the great Demon’s Souls (also my Game of the Year at the time), expectations couldn’t be higher. To my delight, it met pretty much all of them, and soared even higher than it’s predecessor in many respects. Read more… »

What can I say about The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim that hasn’t been said by almost every other gaming publication out there? I mean the game has it all; story, visuals, immersion, gameplay. Aside from the few bugs I encountered, there really isn’t aspect of the game that I found disappointing. I’ve dumped tons of hours into Skyrim leveling up my skills, slaying monsters, and just wandering around the wilderness waiting to see what’s in store for me around the next corner. If it wasn’t for my childish desire to be a pro StarCraft II player, I may have taken up permanent residence in Skyrim. Read more… »

Even though we’re supposed to pick a single game–hence the title Game of the Year–I couldn’t do it. In a year of great games like Batman Arkham City, Portal 2, Uncharted 3, Modern Warfare 3 (and that’s just the mainstream titles) I was able to narrow my choice down to two, one mainstream and one indie game that I felt deserved to be called my Games of the Year.

Read more… »

Red Dead Redemption and Mass Effect 2, the two most frequent contenders for Game of the Year 2010 awards across the gaming press, are fantastic titles and deserve the accolades…but I’ve put them down. Mass Effect 2′s ending was so anticlimactic that I don’t really feel inspired to go back unless there’s new DLC to pay through, and Undead Nightmare is giving me something to do with Red Dead Redemption but still isn’t compelling enough to keep the game in the drive of my Xbox 360.

For all its graphical bugs and quests that refuse to remove themselves from my active quest list even though I’ve completed them and other eccentricities, Fallout: New Vegas continues to hold my rapt attention after clocking 89 hours on my first character. I have to wrench myself away from the Mojave Wasteland to play titles for reviews, and it’s been weeks since I regularly played games online with my cadre of teammates. Looking back on it, I wish I’d given New Vegas one point over Red Dead when I voted in Kill Screen’s High Scores list for the best games of 2010. Read more… »

[Over the next few weeks the staff here at Gamer Limit will be sharing their personal favorite game of the past year with the community in build up to Gamer Limit’s Game of the Year Awards for 2010.]

After waiting for twelve long years gamers finally got what they’ve been begging for: StarCraft 2. I mean, is it really any surprise that SC2 is my pick for Game of the Year? Let’s run the numbers: it’s a PC exclusive that has a rapidly growing competitive scene complete with celebrity professionals (Idra, Huk, TLO, etc.), its own culture, icons, inside jokes (Day9, the Graken), and most importantly, a fantastic community that’s dedicated to evolving the game. When you really think about it, SC2 is a complete entertainment package for gamers of all levels of commitment.

That said, StarCraft 2 is not a perfect game. The writing in the single-player portion wasn’t exactly what I would call great, and the story really doesn’t reflect twelve years of work. However, the actual gameplay easily makes up for these faults. With multiple, persistent tech paths, as well as secret levels and branching story lines, there is more than enough content to warrant multiple playthroughs. Read more… »


[Over the next few weeks the staff here at Gamer Limit will be sharing their personal favorite game of the past year with the community in build up to Gamer Limit’s Game of the Year Awards for 2010.]

About a month prior to the release of Dragon Quest IX, I had never played a DS game aside from a minute here and there on other people’s systems. I didn’t own a DS and didn’t really have any intention to buy one, especially since the 3DS had been announced already.

Then, through a fortunate series of events, I ended up with both a DS Lite and a copy of Dragon Quest IX. Just a few months later, I experienced something I never thought I’d experience again: I watched as the playtime counter passed the 200-hour mark.

All because of a little Japanese RPG on a portable system. Yeah, it surprised me too.

Read more… »

[Over the next few weeks the staff here at Gamerlimit will be sharing their personal favorite game of the past year with the community in build up to Gamer Limit’s Game of the Year Awards for 2010]

I played a lot of great games in 2010. I also played a lot of not-so great games in 2010. However, there’s one game that really resonated with me, even though I played it at the beginning of January. Hit the jump for my thoughts on the brand new IP and my GOTY pick: Darksiders.

Read more… »

The time has finally come! Gamer Limit is ringing in the new year with the best game 2010 had to offer.

All of our Editors and Writers voted with their choices, and the majority vote won: so keep that in mind if you don’t see your favorite game below. Without further ado – hit the jump for our choice!

Read more… »

The time has finally come! Gamer Limit is ringing in the new year with of the best games 2010 had to offer. The Gamer Limit staff has nominated and selected the top games of 2010. Plenty of great games joined the libraries of the PlayStation 3 and PSP systems this year.

The nominees for Gamer Limit’s Sony Games of the Year include: Heavy Rain, Dante’s Inferno, God of War III, Red Dead Redemption, Valkyria Chronicles II, and Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker. But, who won? You’ll need to hit the jump to find out.

Read more… »

The time has finally come! Gamer Limit is ringing in the new year with of the best games 2010 had to offer. The Gamer Limit staff has nominated and selected the top games of 2010. Plenty of great games joined the libraries of the Wii and DS systems this year.

The nominees for Gamer Limit’s Nintendo Games of the Year include: Infinite Space, Dragon Quest IX, Super Mario Galaxy 2, Fragile Dreams: Farewell Ruins of the Moon, Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: The Ultimate All Stars, and Epic Mickey. But, who won? You’ll need to hit the jump to find out. Read more… »

The time has finally come! Gamer Limit is ringing in the new year with of the best games 2010 had to offer. The Gamer Limit staff has nominated and selected the top games of 2010. Plenty of great games joined the libraries of the PC and Xbox 360 systems this year.

The nominees for Gamer Limit’s Microsoft Games of the Year include: Super Meat Boy, Mass Effect 2, NHL 11, Civ 5, VVVVVV, and Starcraft II. But, who won? You’ll need to hit the jump to find out. Read more… »