The world of "Torment: Tides of Numenera" blends science fiction, fantasy and eldritch horror together for a unique roleplaying experience. <br>inXile Entertainment

The weird, wonderful world of Torment: Tides of Numenera

The games that rise above the fray must have some unique angle in order to distance themselves from their peers. And when it comes to unique, there is no other title that better embodies that concept than inXile’s “Torment: Tides of Numenera.”

‘For Honor’ fighting mechanics bring new vigor to medieval battlefield

If you’ve ever wondered whether a Viking could defeat a samurai, you might like “For Honor.”

Nintendo Switch: a game changer

As the name implies, Nintendo’s Switch is good at changing things up.

'Apocalypse Now:' The most unlikely video game Kickstarter around

The Vietnam War has set the stage for many classic war movies, chief among them Stanley Kubrick’s “Full Metal Jacket” and Francis Ford Coppola’s magnum opus, “Apocalypse Now.”

‘Gravity Rush 2’ a gorgeously animated, exuberant game

“Gravity Rush 2” is a sugary-sweet conglomeration of the best of Japanese geek culture. Sharply animated and brilliantly colored, the game has the look of an anime film and tells much of its story through comic-book panels. It’s the first title I’ve played on the PS4 that has something of the madcap flair of “Bayonetta 2,” which leads me to think that cosplayers will be all over it.

‘Super Mario Run’ a fun and faithful platformer

For more than 30 years, Mario has faithfully collected coins, saved princesses and fixed sinks. Oh, and his empire brought gaming from the arcades into our living rooms and did as much as any other franchise to ensure it stayed there.

Part two

Holiday season gaming wrap-up: action games

Guns, explosions and violence are the focus of the second part of Stars and look at the past year in video games. Read on for our picks for the top action games of 2016.

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