Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Online (PC)
Free-to-play near future shooter enters open beta.
Command & Conquer: Generals 2 (PC)
Generals 2's multiplayer merged into online F2P platform.
Dark Souls (Prepare to Die Edition) (PC)
We poke around in the options menu to see what graphic tweaks will be available.
Diablo III (PC)
Another day, another mea culpa from Blizzard's Dialbo 3 design team.
Every game has one, but not every game nails it.
Aliens: Colonial Marines (PC)
Gearbox loves Aliens, putting that love into the game.
Fill out a little survey for your chance to play SimCity early.
Crysis 3 (PC)
Fourteen on two, and the folks in Nanosuits will probably still have the advantage.
Assassin's Creed III (PC)
Ubisoft highlights the intensity of ship-based battles.
Dead Space 3 (PC)
Another big game for your early 2013 backlog.
What happens when a memory hunter has her own memory stolen?
Hitman: Absolution (PC)
New Contracts mode will allow players to create challenges for others.
Star Wars 1313 (PC)
Your first glimpse at level 1313.
Half-Life 3 (PC)
Gamescom document says Valve is bringing Half-Life 3 to this week's show.
Sleeping Dogs (PC)
Oh, now I get it: it's a metaphor! Most of what Sleeping Dogs, an open-world homage to the Hong Kong action film of the '80s and '90s, lacks in literal canines it makes up with a respectably well-told story, strong martial arts combat, energetic freerunning foot chases, arcadey driving, and simple gunplay. Having finished I have to doubt it'll have much longevity as a playground, but while it lasts it's a satisfying injection of action.
Darksiders II (PC)
Vigil and THQ starved the PC version of Death's action-adventure of attention.
Defense Grid 2 (PC)
Which, by my calculations, is at least 10000000% better than nothing.
The Political Machine 2012 (PC)
Bobblehead Romney is adorable, but this game is out of its political depth.
Team Fortress 2 (PC)
The internet called it: Valve is unleashing a horde of AI-controlled robots.
Primal Carnage (PC)
Many have tried, but so far no one's nailed humans vs dinosaurs. Could this be the one that does?