die hard Self-imposed permadeath rules can completely transform some games in fun, rewarding (and hard) ways.
The horror We look back at how Far Cry 2 changed the way designers looked at freedom and open worlds.
Flame on We're carrying the torch for the fire effects that make us go wide-eyed and burn-crazy.
pagan win We strap on a wingsuit and fly through the peaks and valleys of this open world FPS series.
bosshairs Invisibility, invulnerability, and instant kills: the sniper rifle is a cheat code with a trigger.
motion slickness Here's to the tiny, wonderful animations that bring game worlds to life.
Clone wars Towers! Minimap icons! Unnecessary stealth! Has every Ubisoft open world become the same game?