User Reviews & Ratings

Average Score 7.25/10

Total of 28 user ratings spread across 28 releases

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  • Rating:2
    Not worth the curiosity you've already spent

    Mountain

    Not worth the curiosity you've already spent

    I swear, game critics are becoming more like film critics every day. That makes me sad. Don't dig too deep here. Mountain is the epitome of nonsense. It's an existential foray into "it means what you want it to mean." Th... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:4
    Great idea, poorly executed

    Zafehouse: Diaries

    Great idea, poorly executed

    Zafehouse is nearly exactly the type of zombie strategy game I've been waiting for. It plays a lot like a tabletop roleplaying game, the aim being to survive with a group, scrounging for supplies, hopping from one buildi... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9
    A mature, convincing horror experience and the best of its kind

    Outlast

    A mature, convincing horror experience and the best of its kind

    Finger tingles. Raised neck hair. Irrationally extreme cravings for bright sunlight. All symptoms of playing Outlast. Utterly terrifying, highly polished and beautifully haunting. I don't know a better way to explain Out... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:2
    An experiment in storytelling, and not an entirely failed one. But it severely under-delivers.

    Thirty Flights of Loving

    An experiment in storytelling, and not an entirely failed one. But it severely under-delivers.

    I like to try new and unconventional things. I've found some real nuggets of gold that way. And then there is Thirty Flights of Loving.I can't say it was a waste of time because it only took 15 minutes to finish (and I t... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8.5

    The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape From Butcher Bay

  • Rating:8.5
    Engaging and full of attitude

    The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape From Butcher Bay - Developer's Cut

    Engaging and full of attitude

    I heard this was awsome so I picked it up, expecting a "good" movie-liscenced game. If you're holding off because it's a movie adaption, stop holding and start buying - because it's not a movie adaption. It's all origina... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9

    Medal of Honor: Airborne

  • Rating:9
    Breaks the Medal of Honor mold and is the most immersive WWII shooter so far, although it is rather short.

    Medal of Honor: Airborne

    Breaks the Medal of Honor mold and is the most immersive WWII shooter so far, although it is rather short.

    The whole experience of Airborne pulled me in - from the natural control scheme to the feel of the weapons and the shouts of the AI. The whole game feels gritty and dangerous. The weapons have just the right amount of in... Read Full Review

    5 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:5
    An ambitious army sim, but with probably the same ratio of fun to tedium to frustration as the real thing

    Operation Flashpoint: Cold War Crisis

    An ambitious army sim, but with probably the same ratio of fun to tedium to frustration as the real thing

    I know that playing a game 3 years after it's release might sway the results of this review, as I'm sure it has a bit. But a good game will be approachable even long after its prime. And bad games definitely stay bad. Co... Read Full Review

    4 of 16 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:5

    Operation Flashpoint: Cold War Crisis

  • Rating:9

    Alan Wake

  • Rating:9
    A labor of love by master craftsmen of the horror genre. Games like this only come around every once in a while.

    Alan Wake

    A labor of love by master craftsmen of the horror genre. Games like this only come around every once in a while.

    This is why I play games, especially the horror kind. Alan Wake does not work on cheap scares or "gotcha" moments, but rather it puts you in the middle of creepyville and lets you sweat it out. It's not remarkably scary,... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:7.5
    Great atmosphere, unique story, normal point-and-click adventure

    Syberia II

    Great atmosphere, unique story, normal point-and-click adventure

    Most point-and-click adventure games lose me before I get to the end because of tedious and repetitive gameplay. The Syberia games are exceptions to this rule - I've actually finished them and enjoyed most of the experie... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:7
    A fun puzzle game, but not much of a finish for the series.

    Penumbra: Requiem

    A fun puzzle game, but not much of a finish for the series.

    Requiem is a puzzle game. The horror-survival experience that made the first two games so great was left behind for the most part, and replaced with lots of problem solving. There were two (only two, for me) creepy build... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8.5

    Penumbra: Black Plague

  • Rating:8.5
    Everything you could hope for in a successor to the first game

    Penumbra: Black Plague

    Everything you could hope for in a successor to the first game

    Penumbra: Black Plague is better in every way than the first game, Overture. The first was good, but this takes it up a half-notch. More story, scarier monsters, more gameplay elements, great voice acting, more jarring t... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8

    Penumbra: Overture

  • Rating:8
    A pillar of first-person horror-thriller.

    Penumbra: Overture

    A pillar of first-person horror-thriller.

    If you like creepy games, you cannot go wrong with Penumbra. It's a little dated, but for an indie developer, it is extremely polished and fun. Easily one of the best of my survival-horror gaming experiences. It doesn... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:6.5
    Play Dear Esther when you're feeling calm, reflective, and in a patient mood.

    Dear Esther

    Play Dear Esther when you're feeling calm, reflective, and in a patient mood.

    Dear Esther is at times haunting, thoughtful, and pretentious. It's very slow, so play it when you're in a particularly patient mood. Your character never moves at more than a sauntering pace, and there's a lot of ground... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:6
    Enjoyable for a short while, but it may have trouble satisfying many PC gamers.

    Dead Rising 2

    Enjoyable for a short while, but it may have trouble satisfying many PC gamers.

    I spent an hour with Dead Rising 2 before I wanted to uninstall it. Not because it's a bad game but it just never grabbed me. I gave it the benefit of the doubt and played about 3 more hours to see if it could win me ove... Read Full Review

    8 of 9 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:6

    Dead Rising 2

  • Rating:8.5

    Cryostasis: The Sleep of Reason

  • Rating:8.5
    Refreshingly unique - A great playthrough if you can stomach its technical issues

    Cryostasis

    Refreshingly unique - A great playthrough if you can stomach its technical issues

    I've never felt so cold playing a game. The environment sends chills down your spine with every step across the icy floor. The beautiful icy textures, the puffs of frozen breath, and the brief episodes that take you onto... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8
    An epic experience for RPG gamers, but you'll have to muster some inhuman patience

    Gothic 3

    An epic experience for RPG gamers, but you'll have to muster some inhuman patience

    I have never been so divided over a game. It frustrates me beyond words, but then why did I spend so much time with it? No, really. I need to know.The world is absolutely gorgeous. It's not the models or textures because... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8.5
    Very simple and extremely addictive

    Mayhem Intergalactic

    Very simple and extremely addictive

    It doesn't look like much on the surface, but it's one that you'll have to try in order to appreciate. Ignore the trailers and play the demo - you'll figure out if it's for you pretty quickly. I played the demo for hours... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8.5

    Mayhem Intergalactic

  • Rating:7.5
    If you want a memorable semi-emotional experience in a game, here you go. Just don't expect too much otherwise.

    Syberia

    If you want a memorable semi-emotional experience in a game, here you go. Just don't expect too much otherwise.

    Syberia is one of two adventure games I've been able to see through to the end (possibly because it's somewhat short...) - the other being Full Throttle. I've come to find that as with any adventure game and most Japanes... Read Full Review

    2 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:7.5

    Syberia