Total of 17 user reviews spread across 17 releases
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, hop...
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 bette...
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 minute...
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 adapti...
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 th...
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 def...
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 n...
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...
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, ...
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 ac...
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 expe...
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 the...
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...
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 episode...
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...
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 playe...
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 g...