Weekly wrap-up 4/13/2012

Happy Mother's Day to all of the wonderful mommas out there! Welcome to a special Sunday edition of the weekly wrap-up, GameZone's look back at the week in gaming. Itching to see how Minecraft for the Xbox 360 plays? Perhaps you'd like to scope out some of our original features. You'll find all of the latest content right here.


A Valley Without Wind review (PC)

This procedurally generated Metroidvania title takes some digging, but once you get through the initial hump, you'll discover a satisfying adventure that's easy to get lost in.

SSX Mt. Eddie DLC review (XBLA, PSN)

The downloadable content for EA's extreme sports series is affordable and entertaining, and it definitely warrants a buy if you're a fan of the latest SSX game.

Canabalt review (PS Minis)

The popular runner game lands on Sony platforms, and while it's missing the integral online leaderboards, it's still a lot of fun to play.

Deep Black: Episode 1 review (XBLA)

This third-person shooter is short but sweet, offering an action-packed experience that's far from perfect but still totally satisfying.

Crush3d review (3DS)

It has a few issues, but this 3D puzzler is certainly worth playing by gamers who want a good challenge.

Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition review (Xbox 360)

Mojang's successful sandbox game lands on the Xbox 360, and it delivers an addictive experience that must not be missed by console gamers.

TERA review in progress – Part 1 (PC)

GameZone is digging deep into the world of TERA, and while we're still not entirely done with the full review, we have played enough to give you some insight on the game.

Lone Survivor review (PC)

This indie survival horror manages to provide a tense experience that trumps most modern games in the genre.

Confrontation review (PC)

While it certainly has good intentions, this RTS title falls short on all of its potential and fails to deliver a memorable adventure.

Botanicula review (PC)

Wonderful aesthetics and calming gameplay make Botinicula a game that's different from a lot of what's out there, and a must-play for indie aficionados.

Risen 2: Dark Waters review (PC)

The gameplay may not be all that enthralling, but this action RPG has such a rich story that it's certainly worth playing.

Luxor Evolved HD review (iOS)

If you're looking for a superb old school experience on your mobile device, be sure to shell out a dollar for this one.

Hitman: Sniper Challenge review (Xbox 360, PS3, PC)

It may not be amazing, but this add-on content is free, and it's hard to complain when something's free!

Game of Thrones: 'The Old Gods and the New' recap and review (TV)

While it's not as great as the last episode, the latest in Game of Thrones is still definitely worth a watch.

Dark Shadows review (Movies)

While it has a few fun moments and some comedy, this isn't an insane vampire tale, so be sure to go into the movie theater prepared for something that's not too "out there."


Gas Guzzlers: Combat Carnage hands-on impressions (PC)

Some controller quirks aside, this upcoming combat racer is certainly worth checking out now that's in beta.

GZ Originals

The games of summer: Battletoads

We kick off our new summer feature with an old school recommendation that's sure to kick your butt.

The five worst gaming consoles of all time

What platforms absolutely stunk? We take a look at the five worst offenders.

Super Mario 64 – Does it hold up?

GameZone revisits a platforming classic on the Nintendo 64.

JAM Live Music Arcade interview

We chat with Zivix Producer Matt Cannon about the upcoming music mixing game.

Five  game franchises that deserve the MMO treatment

We take a look at some games that should get their own MMO.

Max Payne: the story so far

We delve deep into the story of Rockstar's most depressing protagonists in preparation for his third shoot-fest.

How Black Ops II can mend a broken relationship

While some gamers may be souring on Call of Duty, can the next entry in the series perhaps rekindle that spark that has been lost?

Interview: Cord Smith details Hitman: Sniper Challenge

We discuss some Hitman with director of Sniper Challenge, the advance download that leads up to Absolution.

Warriors, Rogues, and Sorcerers: a history of Diablo

GameZone takes a trip down Diablo's history in anticipation for the next entry in the series.

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