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Playing Catch-Up: Mini Reviews

Playing Catch-Up: A Ton of Mini Reviews

We played these games for you because we love you.

Last year, Bruise reviewed 21 GAMES. They were mini-reviews to give his readers a good idea
about which games in his backlog he may have enjoyed or not. We’re happy to
report that the major difference this year is that he wasn’t bedridden while
playing more than 30 games. We actively chose to play as many games as possible
in a few short months to see if we could top last year’s list.

The jest of doing this yearly is to play the games that we
may have missed for one reason or another. We have a list that we keep
throughout the year to keep track of when games come out and we match that with
our bank accounts and go from there. The rules are simple: play through all of
the games at least once all the way through the credits (except the rare
occasion) and if we find a gem or two, we go back at our earliest convenience
and play them again.

 This year was extremely interesting with new systems being
announced and what we call “The Drought” in game releases, so we stretched it
out a bit from 3 months to 6 months. Bruise was gifted a Vita for Christmas (read his opinion here) so
there are quite a few reviews for those games below which may or may not sway your decision to buy one. As we anxiously approach towards the next generation of
console gaming, here are some mini-reviews on some games we think you should
Buy, Rent, or Leave.

For this addition of Catch-Up, Bruise and Chich combine for
the first BruisedThumbs edition including some second opinions on some of the
games that we may have disagreed on. Just click the links to the titles to read
why we thought you should or shouldn’t waste your time. Enjoy!


PlayStation Vita: The BruisedThumbs Review

 Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation

 Bioshock: Infinite

Call of Juarez: Gunslinger 

The Cave 


Crysis 3 

Dead Space 3 


DMC: Devil May Cry 

Escape Plan (Vita)  

Far Cry 3

Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon 

God of War: Ascension 

Gravity Rush (Vita)


Hitman: Absolution

LittleBigPlanet 2 Cross Controller Pack DLC 

Medal of Honor: Warfighter 

Metro: Last Light 

Need for Speed: Most Wanted (Vita)    

Sound Shapes (Vita and PS3)  

Spec Ops: The Line 

Tekken: Revolution 

Thomas Was Alone 

Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier 

Tomb Raider 

Trine 2 

Uncharted: Golden Abyss (Vita)

 The Unfinished Swan

Unit 13 (Vita)  

The Walking Dead: 400 Days DLC


We would love to know what games you haven’t played yet but want to know more about. Leave your comments below. Maybe we can play them for you and tell you what we think.

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