Total of 225 user reviews spread across 225 releases
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow (Ultimate Edition)
MercurySteam has taken successful mechanics from combat-focused, character action games and blended it with Castlevania
I was pleasantly surprised when Castlevania: Lords of Shadow released in 2010 – mainly for the fact that it was a great 3D Castlevania game that I thought would never happen during this generati...
A remake with charming visuals and faithful gameplay created by developers who appear to be big fans of the original.
Looking back to the start of the 90s and progressing forward towards the end of the 16-bit era, it’s actually surprising how well some of the licensed Disney video games turned out to be. I have...
Saints Row IV (Commander in Chief Edition)
Saints Row IV is a fantastic title that feels like the developers were never restricted from creating their own vision.
Crazy, insane, nutty, wacky, bizarre, ridiculous and comical are all words that probably came out of your mouth while playing the 2011 extraordinarily absurd Saints Row: The Third. Volition has done w...
Leisure Suit Larry: Reloaded
Leisure Suit Larry: Reloaded will feel like a relic creeping into the modern age.
The original release of Leisure Suit Larry in the Land of the Lounge Lizards (that’s a mouth full) was dated way back in 1987. Man, thinking about that year, I was on my way to turning three yea...
Rise of the Triad
This is a faithful remake of a very old first-person shooter that hasn't sacrificed it’s soul for modern gaming.
Apogee Software may have helped to release one of the most faithful remakes in the history of video games. If you’ve not head of Rise of the Triad, then it’s probably because you didn&rsqu...
PixelJunk Monsters: Ultimate HD
PixelJunk Monsters Ultimate HD remains just as good as it ever was
The Vita has proven itself to be a powerful handheld with its cross-buy function, allowing fans with both a PS3 and a Vita to play the same game across both platforms without having to buy the game tw...
Joe Danger 2: The Movie
These Joe Danger games are smartly-designed, fantastic pieces of fun.
I’m either deaf of blind, because I never heard or read that the Joe Danger series was coming to Steam – it just suddenly arrived. Not that I have a problem with that, as the Joe Dangergam...
Time and Eternity
I have come away disappointed with Time and Eternity after it seemed so gorgeous.
The whole reason why I noticed Time and Eternity (or Toki Towa as I knew it before it was announced for a Western release) was because of the vivid and interesting art style. It’s different from...
Dynasty Warriors 8
Dynasty Warriors 8 is the best entry in the mainline series to have ever been conceived.
I first discovered the Dynasty Warriors franchise through Dynasty Warriors 4. It was one of my first imported games from America (I had an imported PS2 because I wanted to play Suikoden III at the tim...
Rush Bros.’ potential of music blended with platforming falls short of its promise.
I am a huge fan of music and rhythm games, especially ones that seem to be far-fetched from the definition of “normal,” which is why some of my favourites include titles like Bust-a-Groove...
TrackMania 2 Valley
TrackMania 2 Valley is a strange one to review, it's great, but lacks features.
I jumped into the TrackMania series with TrackMania Sunrise, the second entry in the franchise. Sunrise was a great-looking game for its time, coming with the three environments of Island, Bay and Coa...
The Walking Dead: 400 Days
Fans should not hesitate picking up The Walking Dead: 400 Days
There’s no doubt that Telltale’s The Walking Dead was a smash hit last year. It sold in the millions and ended up being the studio’s biggest release ever. It wasn’t just the sa...
Jack Keane 2: The Fire Within
Jack Keane 2 has some issues, but his adventure is mostly an enjoyable one.
Jack’s back – and no, I don’t mean the CTU agent made famous by Kiefer Sutherland. I mean Jack Keane, the hero from the game with the same name. The original Jack Keane was a 3D poin...
The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing
Van Helsing is a rather fun ARPG that has a lot going for it, that is if you want to play on your own.
I’ll be honest with everyone reading this review: I don’t know much about Van Helsing. The limited knowledge I have is that the character was created in Bram Stoker’s Dracula novel a...
The return of the GRID franchise isn't as ground-breaking, but it is still a great racer.
Looking back at the huge catalogue of racing games that came out in the 7th generation of console gaming, I would say that Codemasters’ original GRID was certainly up there as one of my favourit...
The Last of Us
Naughty Dog has taken what it’s learnt from Uncharted and created storytelling excellence, great combat and tension.
After the reveal of The Last of Us and hearing that the extremely talented people at Naughty Dog were behind this new IP, I was never going to be concerned if this was going to be a decent game. Just ...
Remember Me is a decent title that will most likely be forgotten by most and remembered by so few.
It’s ironic that I am covering a game about memories when I had completely forgotten about the first reveal of Remember Me. It first surfaced back in 2011 at Germany’s GamesCom show, where...
The Night of the Rabbit (Premium Edition)
Filled with charm, beautiful art, lovely music and good characters, this game is spoilt solely by its puzzles.
The foundation of the story is one Jeremiah Hazelnut’s inescapable adventure as a magician’s apprentice into the wonderful world of magic. After summoning a humanoid rabbit named Marquis d...
A game like Thunder Wolves is aimed at doing one thing in mind, offering players the chance to blow crap up.
This may sound like a stereotypical male, but man, I love explosions. Thankfully, loving explosions won't get me into trouble in a virtual world. If there was one period that promoted the enjoyment of...
Soul Sacrifice stands on its own as an enjoyable title with an ambitious sacrifice concept – it just not quite right.
Sony's Vita is still crying for that game to signal a rebirth. The Vita hasn't hit its stride and Sony bizarrely hasn't gone into panic mode yet, something Nintendo did when the 3DS was lacking moment...
Metro: Last Light (Limited Edition)
Last Light brings across its aesthetics from the original and improves upon them visually and thematically.
Metro 2033 was a beautiful looking first-person shooter that imply oozed atmosphere. The mysterious setting of post-apocalyptic Russia won me over, sticking most of the action in gloomy underground tu...
Resident Evil: Revelations
A well-done port for newcomers to the game and at the same time a reminder that Resident Evil can be a great game.
Last year's release of the once-3DS-exclusive Resident Evil: Revelations was one of my favourite games for the system. Looking back, 2012 wasn't exactly the best year for the franchise in terms of qua...
It sure won't be a game for everyone - it doesn't do well to introduce new players - but I feel that the gameplay speaks
When Ubisoft announced the ManiaPlanet platform at its E3 2010 press conference and at the same time revealed two titles that would join with TrackMania 2 in the Mania family, these being ShootMania a...
Sacred Citadel isn't a bad game, but it's not particularly worthy either, it's confined to the roots of modest fun.
I have a soft spot for the side-scrolling beat-em-up genre. It started way back on the Super Nintendo and the Sega Mega Drive with my love for – in my eyes, two of the best entries in the genre – Teen...
Dead Island: Riptide
More of the same, yeah, it sounds like a bad case of deja vu, but that is exactly what Dead Island: Riptide is.
In an industry that likes to shout out about making things bigger, improving mechanics to make games better or coming up with an innovative idea, it's highly amusing that the sequel to 2011's rather p...
Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen
Scoring this re-release budget as an expansion for existing players - it's only recommended for the hardcore.
Last year's Dragon's Dogma was a huge surprise for me. I had not paid much attention to the title, but due to my inherent love of role-playing games, I simply had to check it out upon its release. Lo ...
Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate
Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate is the best entry in the franchise and a great place to start if you've never played them.
The Monster Hunter franchise is one of the more polarising games when considering the differences in tastes of the Japanese and Western video game market. There are a multitude of reasons about why it...
Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor Overclocked
It's a game for the hardcore fans that love complex and challenging strategy RPGs.
If there is one thing that bothers me when it comes to living in the UK, it's the late releases of RPGs. Before the 3DS arrived, I was happy to import the vast amount of DS RPGs that were released acr...
Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time
Anyone who is looking for a good and enjoyable platformer should give Thieves in Time a chance.
The Sly Cooper series made its début for us UK gamers back on the PlayStation 2 in early 2003. On release, it was met with enough positive feedback about its easy and responsive controls, gameplay var...
Bit.Trip Presents...Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien
It's hard to put Runner2 down once you are trapped in its trance and find yourself "in the zone."
Runner games have become extremely popular on mobile platforms, normally going for free but incorporating some kind of in-app purchasing as a way to get money from people addicted to the game. Looking...
Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2
The gameplay in Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2, with its "be told what to do" mentality, certainly wasn't for me.
There are two kinds of people in this world: those who like being a sniper and those who despise it. Okay, so it might not be quite like that, but for fans who like using such virtual weapons in milit...
Iron Galaxy has done no wrong with this beautifully cared for port of the two Darkstalkers games.
Looking at recent news from Capcom it seems that the company is embracing its huge collection of historic IPs and bringing them back as downloadable releases. This is especially important to fighting ...
Gears of War: Judgment
I was ready to expect "just another Gears game," except I was pleasantly surprised by what I got to play.
If you read my God of War: Ascension review, then you will know that I mentioned the strange spectacle that seems to be plaguing upcoming sequels, and the seeming lack of hype around them. If there wa...
Persona 4: The Golden
It's never been as easy for me to award a game a high score as it has with Persona 4: Golden – this is a gaming classic.
When it comes to naming the greatest games, I am not at all afraid to say that the PlayStation 2 release of Persona 4 ended up as not only one of the best RPGs I had ever played, but one of my favouri...
God of War: Ascension
As a complete package, God of War Ascension has its fair shares of excitement and disappointment.
There is no doubt that this generation has been lengthy compared to what we have experienced in the past, but as the year moves on towards the release of the PS4 and whatever Microsoft are going to ca...
It's a different style of hunting – an experience that is based on fast speed rather than methodical strategy.
There is no doubt that the Monster Hunter games were the killer app for Sony's PSP in Japan. It sold buckets upon buckets of copies, as the Japanese ate every version of the game. By the look of thing...
Sniper Elite: Nazi Zombie Army
I think you will find it a pleasantly surprising cooperative game, here.
In this day and age, nearly every zombie-based videogame slots into the "unoriginal" category. We've had these walking undead featured in first-person shooters, survival horror, tower defence, puzzler...
Special Forces: Team X
Zombie Studios needs to rethink the future for Special Forces: Team X, because it will soon go the way of the Dodo.
In this day and age, you can just about play any type of multiplayer, first-person shooter (FPS) on the PC, ranging from popular military shooters, such as Battlefield 3 and Call of Duty titles, to ga...
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance is an example of Platinum Games showing how they understand the genre so well.
Watching Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance move through its development process has been quite a ride since the game was first announcement back at E3 2009. Originally, the game began as Metal Gear Solid...
Corpse Party: Book of Shadows
This is not a bad attempt at a "fill in the details" follow up to Corpse Party. I just wish it was a true sequel.
After playing through the fantastic Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward on the 3DS, I had been looking to find more visual novel/adventure games to play. When I was told that I should check out Corpse P...