User Reviews & Ratings

Average Score 7.94/10

Total of 94 user ratings spread across 94 releases

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  • Review Score:6
    Hexxagon is a simple yet fun MS-DOS board game with almost no replay value.

    Hexxagon

    Hexxagon is a simple yet fun MS-DOS board game with almost no replay value.

    1993... definitely a year to be remembered for the old-school PC gamers, especially due to the releases of id Software's DOOM and Westwood's Dune II. Meanwhile a very small group of developers made a quiet title called H... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.5
    As your skills get better, you'll want to play The King of Dragons even more!

    The King of Dragons

    As your skills get better, you'll want to play The King of Dragons even more!

    The Beat-'Em-Up genre was so popular in the 90s that a lot of similar games were released for the arcade machines. Most of them have so much in common that you'll keep asking to yourself if the developers didn't have cre... Read Full Review

    6 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8.5

    The King of Dragons

  • Review Score:6.5
    Fate is about unstoppable action combined with repetitive gameplay.

    FATE

    Fate is about unstoppable action combined with repetitive gameplay.

    A lot of titles tried to mimic the hack 'n slash formula from Diablo (1996, Blizzard), but what most developers can't understand is that games aren't made only of frantic gameplay, since story and engaging atmosphere are... Read Full Review

    9 of 9 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7.5
    Is there a way to go wrong when an add-on is just recycling an already great content?

    Death Kings of the Dark Citadel

    Is there a way to go wrong when an add-on is just recycling an already great content?

    Death Kings of the Dark Citadel (1996, Raven Software) is an expansion to HeXen, a medieval First-Person Shooter with a creepy fantastic setting built on the old DOOM engine, released by id Software back in 1993 along wi... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.5
    Sango Fighter 2 is a hidden gem in the middle of a fuss of popular 2D Fighting games.

    Sango Fighter 2

    Sango Fighter 2 is a hidden gem in the middle of a fuss of popular 2D Fighting games.

    With so many Fighting games shining back in the 90s, it isn't hard to understand why Sango Fighter 2 (1995, Panda Entertainment) wasn't noticed by PC gamers. Back in those times, titles such as Super Street Fighter II Tu... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9
    Probably the best Fighting game to ever hit the PC.

    One Must Fall: 2097

    Probably the best Fighting game to ever hit the PC.

    The era of MS-DOS games was blessed with great titles such as DOOM, Duke Nukem 3D, Warcraft: Orcs and Humans and Command and Conquer, but the list isn't as quite as large when it comes to Fighting games. Someone may argu... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7.5
    An easy yet fun ride through endless hordes of undead.

    Zombie Shooter

    An easy yet fun ride through endless hordes of undead.

    Sigma Team released several years ago Alien Shooter (2005), which is a well-known game for Arcade/Action fans that are looking only for some intense slaughtering. Following the steps of classics such as Gauntlet (NES, 19... Read Full Review

    6 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7
    Some dull action sequences make Zombie Shooter 2 a bit disappointing, even though it's a fun game in general.

    Zombie Shooter 2

    Some dull action sequences make Zombie Shooter 2 a bit disappointing, even though it's a fun game in general.

    Sigma Team is known by their intentionally over-the-top action games, especially after the release of the first Zombie Shooter (2007) and the Alien Shooter series (2005, 2007 and 2009). Since the development team got a c... Read Full Review

    4 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9.5
    "Damn, those alien bastards are gonna pay for shooting up my ride."

    Duke Nukem 3D: Atomic Edition

    "Damn, those alien bastards are gonna pay for shooting up my ride."

    Every game in this world becomes obsolete after a few years, but some games don't seem to be affected by the ages even a decade after their release. Here I'm talking about legendary titles such as DOOM, Quake and, natura... Read Full Review

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

    Serious Sam II

  • Review Score:8.5
    Compared to its predecessors, Sam II comes with both better and worse qualities... more good than bad news, however.

    Serious Sam II

    Compared to its predecessors, Sam II comes with both better and worse qualities... more good than bad news, however.

    Serious Sam series, from Croteam developer, are popular FPS games that bring amazing action sequences, where the hero, Sam "Serious" Stone, is alone killing literally hundreds of monsters summoned by the evil entity Ment... Read Full Review

    8 of 8 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:2.5
    After finishing this horrible expansion, I said to myself: "Why?"

    Duke Xtreme

    After finishing this horrible expansion, I said to myself: "Why?"

    I thought the only way someone could mess up with Duke Nukem 3D (1996, 3D Realms) was to design bad maps for it and group them into an expansion. But WizardWorks did much more with Duke Xtreme (1997), a terrible add-on f... Read Full Review

    4 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7.5
    How a Christmas haunted by aliens can be so much fun?

    Duke: Nuclear Winter

    How a Christmas haunted by aliens can be so much fun?

    3D Realms maybe didn't know that Duke Nukem 3D would cause so much impact when they released it back in 1996. And it did! This amazing First-Person Shooter is a classic in its genre, and not too many titles shake the gam... Read Full Review

    5 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:3.5
    Duke!Zone II is basically a pack featuring hardcore, bad designed maps.

    Duke!ZONE II

    Duke!Zone II is basically a pack featuring hardcore, bad designed maps.

    Back in 1997, WizardWorks had a hard job: to gather the worst kind of Duke Nukem 3D maps and make a compilation with them. This pack of uninspired levels they called Duke!Zone II, an add-on to the popular First-Person Sh... Read Full Review

    5 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:6
    If only this add-on couldn't be finished in a single day...

    Duke It Out in D.C.

    If only this add-on couldn't be finished in a single day...

    After the release of Duke Nukem 3D (1996, 3D Realms), a lot of add-ons and map packs were released for this amazing First-Person Shooter. That's quite natural, considering it's not difficult to design levels for this gam... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:5
    This below-average add-on isn't exactly the best way to revive your Duke days.

    Duke Caribbean: Life's A Beach

    This below-average add-on isn't exactly the best way to revive your Duke days.

    Released by Sunstorm back in 1997, Duke Caribbean: Life's A Beach is just a cool yet mediocre expansion to 3D Realms' First-Person Shooter classic, Duke Nukem 3D (1996). Duke, one of the greatest heroes of the gaming wor... Read Full Review

    4 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8
    Even though it may be piece o' cake for serious players, Prey delivers awesome run-and-gun sequences.

    Prey

    Even though it may be piece o' cake for serious players, Prey delivers awesome run-and-gun sequences.

    Since the release of DOOM 3 (2004, id Software), the gaming world counts with two more titles using the same technology (id Tech 4) which powered that excellent horror game: one being Quake IV (2005, Raven Software) and ... Read Full Review

    4 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9
    Facing labyrinths and lots of obstacles is strangely fun in Rise of the Triad.

    Rise of the Triad: Dark War

    Facing labyrinths and lots of obstacles is strangely fun in Rise of the Triad.

    After the release of Wolfenstein 3D (1992, id Software), many developers started to work on First-Person Shooters. Between many games released back in those times, Apogee Software came with something really different. By... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.5
    Clear Sky provides a few improvements to the original formula, but at the cost of some frustrating mistakes.

    S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky

    Clear Sky provides a few improvements to the original formula, but at the cost of some frustrating mistakes.

    In the real world, the Zone of Alienation still is a dangerous place because of the irradiation dust, which was created due the Chernobyl nuclear disaster back in 1986. But the version of the Zone featured in S.T.A.L.K.E... Read Full Review

    8 of 8 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8.5

    S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky

  • Review Score:8.5
    Give this game a few hours of your attention and you'll get its full potential.

    Necrovision

    Give this game a few hours of your attention and you'll get its full potential.

    Necrovision (2009, Farm 51) is one of those games that, at the very first moments, make you think why you would spend your time playing it. What is so interesting in playing a First-Person Shooter built on the old PAIN E... Read Full Review

    8 of 8 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9.5

    Left 4 Dead

  • Review Score:9.5
    You'll find that killing zombies is more fun than it sounds.

    Left 4 Dead

    You'll find that killing zombies is more fun than it sounds.

    I don't know if the director George Romero, the creator of the cannibal zombies from the Living dead series, likes to play video games; but one thing I'm sure: he would love to see that his idea was used to develop one o... Read Full Review

    4 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7
    A missed opportunity that could've been one of the best sequels ever released.

    Unreal Tournament III

    A missed opportunity that could've been one of the best sequels ever released.

    Epic Games is known by developing important games along the years. Their most famous franchises are Unreal and its multiplayer-focused version, Unreal Tournament. Although Unreal II and UT2003 were both quite frustrating... Read Full Review

    4 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7.5
    You have probably seen this before, but not in the way that Kingpin manages to show.

    Kingpin: Life of Crime

    You have probably seen this before, but not in the way that Kingpin manages to show.

    You may say that Kingpin: Life of Crime (1999, Xatrix and Interplay) is just another generic First-Person Shooter using the aged id Tech 2 engine (which Quake II is based), however this game gets better and better after ... Read Full Review

    5 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:6
    Overdose lacks in what made the original Painkiller so great.

    Painkiller: Overdose

    Overdose lacks in what made the original Painkiller so great.

    It's still a cool old-school First-Person Shooter game, but Overdose (2007, Mindware Studios) isn't exactly a nice addition to the Painkiller series. It was originally made as a community mod for the first game, but due ... Read Full Review

    7 of 7 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:7

    Titan Quest

  • Review Score:7
    I surely enjoyed this game for a while, although being so unoriginal and built in such a badly-elaborated engine.

    Titan Quest

    I surely enjoyed this game for a while, although being so unoriginal and built in such a badly-elaborated engine.

    When I noticed months ago that Titan Quest was under development, I was waiting for a different game, an original one. Let's see: an Action RPG game set in the ancient world of Greece, Egypt and Orient, with a lot of cha... Read Full Review

    7 of 9 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.5
    A good mix of the best old-school RPG games.

    Divine Divinity

    A good mix of the best old-school RPG games.

    Divine Divinity (2002, Larian Studios) is a very good Action RPG, which mixes the best elements from Ultima and Diablo. While in the Ultima games the dialogues and puzzles were very intelligent and complex, those games s... Read Full Review

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

    Divine Divinity

  • Review Score:9
    The outstanding single player and the powerful graphics engine makes Doom 3 one of the best First-Person Shooters.

    Doom 3

    The outstanding single player and the powerful graphics engine makes Doom 3 one of the best First-Person Shooters.

    id Software became more an engine developer than a game maker in the last years. And, we must say, they're really doing a nice job. Right now, Doom 3 is almost three years old, and still is one of the best FPS out there.... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7
    There is something to enjoy in Dragonshard, but the lazy single player makes it to stay far from the best RTS games,

    Dragonshard

    There is something to enjoy in Dragonshard, but the lazy single player makes it to stay far from the best RTS games,

    First of all, the truly first Dungeons and Dragons Real-Time Strategy was Blood and Magic (1996, by Tachyon Studios and Interplay). This game wasn't good enough to enjoy serious RTS players -even DnD fans-, just because ... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9
    Adding stuff and extension to one of the best Action RPG games is naturally a nice idea.

    Diablo II: Lord of Destruction

    Adding stuff and extension to one of the best Action RPG games is naturally a nice idea.

    The Lord of Destruction expansion pack adds some good hours of gameplay to Diablo II, although you'll have to finish all the previews four acts again to reach the added campaign. Now the player can choose between two mor... Read Full Review

    4 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9.5
    There isn't a better multiplayer game like UT2004 so far.

    Unreal Tournament 2004 (DVD Version)

    There isn't a better multiplayer game like UT2004 so far.

    Imagine a First-Person Shooter game with a lot of well-made maps, weapons, nice graphics, great multiplayer, amazing music and sounds... it's definitely Unreal Tournament 2004 that we're talking about. There isn't a s... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9.5

    Unreal Tournament 2004

  • Review Score:8
    This collection contains almost all Ultima games from Garriot, and still is enjoyable even with the dated graphics.

    Ultima Collection

    This collection contains almost all Ultima games from Garriot, and still is enjoyable even with the dated graphics.

    First of all, the Ultima series are my favorite pure RPG games. Richard Garriot was really inhaled when developed the Ultima games. Its featured story, gameplay, sound and graphics are uneven. Usually I don't spend time ... Read Full Review

    4 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7.5
    A good expansion to an already great game can only be nice, right?

    Sacred Underworld

    A good expansion to an already great game can only be nice, right?

    Sacred is a pure Action RPG that allows you to play with six unique characters. By upgrading to Sacred Underworld you add two more heroes: the Daemon (a hybrid of knight and demon) and Dwarf (a warrior that uses powder w... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9
    Diablo II masterfully improves the formula used in its antecessor.

    Diablo II

    Diablo II masterfully improves the formula used in its antecessor.

    Right now I'm reviewing a pretty old game, although I must say that I'm still impressed with this one. Blizzard had the challenge to create a sequel to an already excellent game, which is a difficult task to handle. Taki... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9
    Now it's time to write some stuff about this revolutionary game made by id Software.

    Wolfenstein 3D

    Now it's time to write some stuff about this revolutionary game made by id Software.

    I owned this game many years ago, and recently I decided to play it again. What I can tell about the first 3D shooter in the gaming history? Well, it is revolutionary, innovative and undeniably fun. These features are th... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful