Perfect Dark Zero

Several years since her N64 debut, Joanna Dark has finally arrived to the next generation party with Perfect Dark Zero. And while she's not the hottest chick at the Xbox 360 launch (Allard, I'm looking at you), she's got enough going for her to have you do a double take. Visually, some sections and cutscenes look high-res Xbox titles while others are drop-dead gorgeous, and the soundtrack is about the same kind of mix. Thankfully, the gameplay is spot-on, featuring an overall solid first-person shooter with a couple of unique elements to keep it fresh. Hoho, but Xbox Live is perfect, making a game that could be merely on the fence now a must-buy for anyone who's seriously into the genre. Joanna, you may not be the prettiest girl here, but you're still damn fun.

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