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Weekly wrap-up: Wii U overload edition

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It’s Friday, which means a lot of you are likely ready to enjoy a couple of games over the weekend. If you’re wondering what you should be playing and you need a little guidance, or if you’d like to see how those Wii U launch titles are stacking up, you’ll find all of the latest reviews right here in GameZone’s weekly wrap-up.

Reviews

Review: Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Wii U certainly packs a punch

This Nintendo-flavored Tekken title proves that the fighting genre can definitely hold its own on the Wii U, and it provides some sweet exclusive bonuses to boot.

Review: Madden NFL 13 Wii U is a first step in the right direction

It’s not without a few hitches, but this football game proves that Madden on the Wii U has a lot of potential.

Console review: Nintendo's Wii U starts its own dual screen revolution

GameZone gives you a close look at Nintendo’s latest console and all of its features, pros, cons, and potential.

The Walking Dead recap and review: 'When the Dead Come Knocking' has some questions for you

The latest episode of The Walking Dead sets up some character encounters and plot developments quite nicely, prompting fans to tune in next time.

Review: Epic Mickey 2 loses some artistic charm on the Wii U

Sadly, Mickey and Oswald fall flat on their adorable faces rather than utilizing some slick GamePad functionality on the Wii U.

Review: NBA 2K13 Wii U is the same great game with some ignorable GamePad features

Forget the fact that the GamePad features are totally lame — this is the basketball game Nintendo console owners have been hoping for.

The Walking Dead Episode 5: No Time Left is an emotional, action-packed thrill ride

Telltale ends its initial take on this amazing zombie franchise in an incredible way, delivering one of the most riveting experiences of the year.

Review: FIFA 13 for the Wii U's innovative GamePad controls makes up for missing features

While this game of soccer may not be perfect content-wise, it more than makes up for that with some wonderfully astounding GamePad support.

Review: Assassin's Creed 3 makes a killing on the Wii U

Nintendo fans, rejoice! Assassin’s Creed 3 is on the Wii U. It’s not entirely flawless, but it certainly retains most of the magic of the other versions.

Review: Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 (mostly) hits the mark on Wii U

Some frame rate issues and lack of online players make this version of Black Ops 2 the least favorable, but at least it still plays great overall.

Review: Primal Carnage is a one trick pony, and that pony is a dinosaur

 It won’t take you long to see everything that this man versus dinosaur multiplayer romp has to offer.

Review: Transformers Prime on Wii U is no Fall of Cybertron, but still quite enjoyable

The battle between robots rages on, and while it’s a bit underwhelming at times, Transformers Prime on the Wii U is still good fun.

Review: Sine Mora delivers bullet hell bliss, moody themes, and sick dieselpunk style to PS3

Digital Reality and Grasshopper Manufacture bring one of the most compelling shmups of the last decade to the PlayStation Network.

Review: Far Cry 3 is an insane(ly) fun, violent, open world romp

Great FPS action and an incredible open world makes this trip through insanity a ride well worth taking.

Review: The Collection is the sequel no one should have asked for

Stupidly illogical and unpleasantly ridiculous, this abysmal flick is best avoided by moviegoers.

Review: Disney Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion is the best Disney game in a long time

If you’re looking for a fun 2D platforming adventure starring everyone’s favorite mouse, Power of Illusion delivers the goods.

GZ Originals

Interview: Assassin's Creed 3: Liberation composer Winifred Phillips

GameZone chats with the composer behind the Vita’s very own Assassin’s Creed romp.

Interview: Halo 4’s other story is found in its visuals

We get an inside look at the art of Halo 4 straight from concept artist Gabriel Garza.

Nintendo must rethink their Wii U marketing strategy

Is Nintendo going about the Wii U the wrong way? How can it approach its marketing strategy with its latest platform?

Hitman: Absolution Walkthrough

Need a little help getting through Agent 47’s latest stealth adventure? We’ve got ya covered with our in-depth Hitman: Absolution walkthrough.

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