User Reviews & Ratings

Average Score 7.38/10

Total of 66 user reviews spread across 66 releases

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  • User Rating 7.5
    Dawnguard provides the world of Skyrim with enough new-found flair to exhilarate exploring its snowy lands once more.

    The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Dawnguard

    Rated on January 06, 2013 by DraugenCP

    Dawnguard provides the world of Skyrim with enough new-found flair to exhilarate exploring its snowy lands once more.

    When Skyrim, the fifth instalment in the Elder Scrolls series, was released in the fall of 2011, it was destined to provide action-RPG enthusiasts with many months of entertainment. One of the most co...

    3 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7
    Your appreciation of The Scorchers will depend fully on how willing you were to look past the flaws of RAGE proper.

    RAGE: The Scorchers

    Rated on January 05, 2013 by DraugenCP

    Your appreciation of The Scorchers will depend fully on how willing you were to look past the flaws of RAGE proper.

    WARNING: This review contains potential spoilers about RAGE's main storyline. Gaming is a medium that constantly evolves, meaning that gamers have to evolve with it. Whether we like it or not, inno...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.5
    RAGE brings back the glorious goriness of old-school shooters, but suffers somewhat from its disjointed design.

    Rage

    Rated on December 31, 2012 by DraugenCP

    RAGE brings back the glorious goriness of old-school shooters, but suffers somewhat from its disjointed design.

    It is interesting to see how obsessed our culture is with 'new' and 'cutting edge' products. No matter if we are talking about iPads, tooth brushes or shaving devices, stating the novelty of something...

    3 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.5
    It is mind-boggling to try and imagine how Bethesda managed to cram so much worthwhile content into a single game.

    The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

    Rated on October 11, 2012 by DraugenCP

    It is mind-boggling to try and imagine how Bethesda managed to cram so much worthwhile content into a single game.

    With so many gamers complaining about a lack of ideas and the subsequent overkill of too-samey titles this generation, it is easy to forget just how much game design has progressed over the past 6-7 y...

    1 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.5
    Behind the façade of GRAW 2's horrid story and bland presentation hides a competent old-school tactical shooter.

    Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2

    Rated on September 02, 2012 by DraugenCP

    Behind the façade of GRAW 2's horrid story and bland presentation hides a competent old-school tactical shooter.

    Of all the subgenres that, together, make up the first person shooter category of video games, perhaps the most fascinating phenomenon is the tactical shooter. It is in these games, which often put an...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 4
    A word of advice to all PC gamers: avoid this shoddy port at all costs.

    Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing

    Rated on June 13, 2012 by DraugenCP

    A word of advice to all PC gamers: avoid this shoddy port at all costs.

    Please note that this review doesn't discuss the game itself. If you want to read my thoughts on this essentially great racing game, please go to my profile and look for my review of the Wii version. ...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6.5
    Stable and influential, overcelebrated and dictatorial.

    Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare

    Rated on April 08, 2012 by DraugenCP

    Stable and influential, overcelebrated and dictatorial.

    The video game world, like any other leisurely microcosm, is plagued by a continuous flow of cringeworthy clichés. Discussions surrounding it, on whatever level they may take place, often follow an un...

    3 out of 4 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 10
    A true video game monument.

    ArmA X: Anniversary Edition

    Rated on April 04, 2012 by DraugenCP

    A true video game monument.

    The biggest problem with the debate about whether or not video games could be considered art, is that gamers and developers alike seem to have a fairly limited view on the meaning of art, preventing t...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6.5
    While a competent shooter, Road to Hill 30 doesn't have the impact it could have had.

    Brothers in Arms: Road to Hill 30

    Rated on January 30, 2012 by DraugenCP

    While a competent shooter, Road to Hill 30 doesn't have the impact it could have had.

    We have come to a point where refering to the World War 2 setting as clichéd, has become a cliché in itself. In recent years, the trend has, for better or for worse, shifted towards modern warfare. Bu...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    Above anything else, this game made me realise I've been missing out as a newcomer to Worms.

    Worms Ultimate Mayhem

    Rated on October 24, 2011 by DraugenCP

    Above anything else, this game made me realise I've been missing out as a newcomer to Worms.

    Review originally written for NoobFeed.com. Before I start, I must admit that I'm a bit of a Worms newbie. For no reason in particular, I didn't look into the series until quite recently, when I di...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7
    Despite all its shortcomings, Far Cry 2 is a step into the right direction for the FPS genre.

    Far Cry 2

    Rated on October 14, 2011 by DraugenCP

    Despite all its shortcomings, Far Cry 2 is a step into the right direction for the FPS genre.

    (Review originally written for NoobFeed.com) Far Cry 2 is an awkward game. It is awkward in the sense that it is the sequel to the original Far Cry from 2004, but moves further away from that title...

    4 out of 4 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    As accessible as golf, as addicting as a browser game, and as deep as a flight simulator.

    Europa Universalis III Chronicles

    Rated on September 17, 2011 by DraugenCP

    As accessible as golf, as addicting as a browser game, and as deep as a flight simulator.

    (Review originally written for NoobFeed.com) Okay, I admit. Sometimes, a game just downright intimidates me. I'm potentially interested in a lot of different genres, and screenshots of pretty much ...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.5
    Grand Theft Auto IV offers the best gameplay of the series to date, but it has lost some of the traditional GTA spirit.

    Grand Theft Auto IV

    Rated on August 13, 2011 by DraugenCP

    Grand Theft Auto IV offers the best gameplay of the series to date, but it has lost some of the traditional GTA spirit.

    (written for NoobFeed.com) Grand Theft Auto. Three words that caused quite the upstir in the last decade. As soon as the notorious video game series, often dubbed 'crime simulator', went 3D, it was...

    4 out of 6 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 4
    Even for a 10 euro game, Post Apocalyptic Mayhem is extremely meager.

    Post Apocalyptic Mayhem

    Rated on August 13, 2011 by DraugenCP

    Even for a 10 euro game, Post Apocalyptic Mayhem is extremely meager.

    (originally written for NoobFeed.com) Steam sales don't just come in handy when you want to pick up a few blockbusters at budget prices; they also allow you to try out some indie games for the pric...

    3 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6.5
    Over the years Frontline has lost much of its original appeal, leaving us with little more than an okay shooter.

    Medal of Honor Frontline

    Rated on July 10, 2011 by DraugenCP

    Over the years Frontline has lost much of its original appeal, leaving us with little more than an okay shooter.

    An inherent problem with war-based shooters is that their historical setting will always put a certain limitation to the possibilities in terms of artistic design and gameplay. Especially when a certa...

    0 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6.5
    This expansion to Oblivion is worthwhile, but not mandatory.

    The Elder Scrolls IV: Shivering Isles

    Rated on May 23, 2011 by DraugenCP

    This expansion to Oblivion is worthwhile, but not mandatory.

    (review originally written for NoobFeed.com) Bethesda's 2006 smash hit The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion brought us an overwhelming action RPG experience with heaps of content and thoroughly enjoyable...

    3 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    Fans of the genre will not want to miss out on this tough as nails RTS title.

    Men of War: Assault Squad

    Rated on May 01, 2011 by DraugenCP

    Fans of the genre will not want to miss out on this tough as nails RTS title.

    (Review originally written for NoobFeed.com.) Being innovative and progressive in the video game industry doesn't always require putting a genre upsidedown. German developer Digitalmindsoft seemed ...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    Crytek has delivered yet another remarkable first person shooter that has both beauty and brains.

    Crysis 2

    Rated on April 30, 2011 by DraugenCP

    Crytek has delivered yet another remarkable first person shooter that has both beauty and brains.

    (originally written for NoobFeed.com) When it was announced that Crysis 2, the follow-up to the 2007 PC exclusive, would also come to the Xbox 360 and the Playstation 3, many PC gamers immediately ...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 2.5
    Streets of Moscow quite simply isn't worth anyone's time and should be avoided at all costs.

    Streets of Moscow

    Rated on April 30, 2011 by DraugenCP

    Streets of Moscow quite simply isn't worth anyone's time and should be avoided at all costs.

    (originally written for NoobFeed.com) Those of you who have read some of my previous reviews, will undoubtedly have found out by now that I have a soft spot for Eastern European games. The relative...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 5
    This dated and unstable strategy title demands a lot of patience.

    Theatre of War 3: Korea

    Rated on March 25, 2011 by DraugenCP

    This dated and unstable strategy title demands a lot of patience.

    (review originally written for NoobFeed.com) When you ask a random gamer what he thinks is the most oversaturated genre in the present-day video game industry, the odds of him pointing towards the ...

    3 out of 6 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    Oblivion may not be the best RPG out there, but it is very successful as a sandbox action-adventure game.

    The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion

    Rated on March 06, 2011 by DraugenCP

    Oblivion may not be the best RPG out there, but it is very successful as a sandbox action-adventure game.

    (Review originally written for NoobFeed.com.) The reputation of Oblivion is as ambiguous as can be. While professional reviewers were very positive about the fourth installment in the Elder Scrolls...

    3 out of 4 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6.5
    FIFA 09 is decent enough to keep you busy for a long time, but its shortcomings keep this game from becoming intriguing.

    FIFA 09: All-Play

    Rated on March 06, 2011 by DraugenCP

    FIFA 09 is decent enough to keep you busy for a long time, but its shortcomings keep this game from becoming intriguing.

    For years, the annual FIFA game has been an obligatory addition to the library of any console. While the series managed to gain some ground on the Pro Evolution Soccer games, however, FIFA's Wii debut...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    FUEL is an excellent arcade racer that deserves to be remembered for more than just its gigantic scope.

    Fuel

    Rated on March 04, 2011 by DraugenCP

    FUEL is an excellent arcade racer that deserves to be remembered for more than just its gigantic scope.

    (Review originally written for NoobFeed.com) If FUEL, Asobo's 2009 open world racing game, will be remembered at all, it'll be due to its scope. With over 14,000 square kilometres of explorable ter...

    5 out of 5 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7
    Zombie Driver is a worthwhile experience that will surely entertain those who miss the days of Carmageddon.

    Zombie Driver

    Rated on February 12, 2011 by DraugenCP

    Zombie Driver is a worthwhile experience that will surely entertain those who miss the days of Carmageddon.

    (Review based on version 1.14. Originally posted on NoobFeed.) Shakespeare might have wondered what's in a name, but as far as gaming goes, the answer is obvious: a lot. Whether it's a familiar fra...

    4 out of 4 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    Metro 2033 shows once again why Eastern Europeans are the masters of atmosphere - and of single player FPS.

    Metro 2033

    Rated on January 12, 2011 by DraugenCP

    Metro 2033 shows once again why Eastern Europeans are the masters of atmosphere - and of single player FPS.

    Even though games such as Call of Duty and Medal of Honor make it seem like FPS developers are running out of ideas, the genre seems to be more alive than ever. Because among all of the genericalness,...

    3 out of 5 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6.5
    An interesting project with a lot of potential.

    The Conduit

    Rated on January 11, 2011 by DraugenCP

    An interesting project with a lot of potential.

    For a lot of people, The Conduit turned out to be a disappointment. Websites such as IGN gave near excessive amounts of attention to High Voltage's Wii-exclusive FPS, generating something we could con...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    Performance issues aside, Cryostasis is a true masterpiece, as well as a monument in video game storytelling.

    Cryostasis

    Rated on January 09, 2011 by DraugenCP

    Performance issues aside, Cryostasis is a true masterpiece, as well as a monument in video game storytelling.

    Frequently, the ultimate goal of an artistically oriented medium is to tell a story. Obviously, books tell stories, but so do movies, pieces of music, and even paintings. Anyone who takes interest in ...

    10 out of 12 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    Hot Pursuit is, above all, a true homage to the old Need For Speed games.

    Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit

    Rated on January 09, 2011 by DraugenCP

    Hot Pursuit is, above all, a true homage to the old Need For Speed games.

    While I had been a fan of the Need For Speed series for most of my childhood, I never saw the racing games as anything special. After all, it was a pretty basic concept: take control of a car you will...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7
    Zeno Clash is quite simply one of the most visually appealing games out there.

    Zeno Clash

    Rated on January 08, 2011 by DraugenCP

    Zeno Clash is quite simply one of the most visually appealing games out there.

    Originality does not make a game great, but it certainly helps when a new release can distinguish itself by going where no developer has gone before. Even if we all tend to play these 'yearly update' ...

    4 out of 4 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    Criterion didn't need two tries to nail the arcade racing genre.

    Burnout

    Rated on November 10, 2010 by DraugenCP

    Criterion didn't need two tries to nail the arcade racing genre.

    The problem with racing games is that the concept is so simple and logical, that there's relatively little room for creativity developers can maneuver in. Sure, they may try to distinguish themselves ...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.5
    While Wind Waker introduces and improves a lot of features, it refrains from standing above the other Zelda games.

    The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker (Limited Edition)

    Rated on November 07, 2010 by DraugenCP

    While Wind Waker introduces and improves a lot of features, it refrains from standing above the other Zelda games.

    When the first actual footage of a new Zelda game was released in 2001, a shock went through the Zelda fanbase and the video game community in general. The more realistic presentation of the two 3D Ze...

    0 out of 5 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6
    Apart from an enjoyable multiplayer mode, this game adds very little to Mario's legacy.

    New Super Mario Bros. Wii

    Rated on October 20, 2010 by DraugenCP

    Apart from an enjoyable multiplayer mode, this game adds very little to Mario's legacy.

    Going back to basics is not an uncommon practice in entertainment, but it's all too often a sign of weakness. Music artists who failed to impress their fanbase with a new sound might try and go back t...

    3 out of 5 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6.5
    Frustrations and pacing issues keep DICE's brave effort from fulfilling its potential.

    Mirror's Edge

    Rated on October 20, 2010 by DraugenCP

    Frustrations and pacing issues keep DICE's brave effort from fulfilling its potential.

    There's one advantage to video game developers copying eachother and producing games that are hard to tell apart from one another: the basic formula of such games has been tried and tested so many tim...

    3 out of 5 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    BioShock is a must-play title for anyone who longs to experience the artistic potential of video games.

    BioShock

    Rated on October 02, 2010 by DraugenCP

    BioShock is a must-play title for anyone who longs to experience the artistic potential of video games.

    The bitter irony of Utopian fiction is that, eventually, it will always result in disaster. In this sense, it is not very surprising that Rapture, the setting of the 2007 action game BioShock, is in r...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    The second BioShock installment is even more memorable than the first.

    BioShock 2

    Rated on September 25, 2010 by DraugenCP

    The second BioShock installment is even more memorable than the first.

    In a way, universal critical acclaim for a new IP may turn out to be a mixed blessing. It may occur that such a game sets such a high standard that anything following in its wake is likely to become a...

    2 out of 4 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    God of War is an unforgettable and challenging experience that will reward those who manage to conquer it.

    God of War (Greatest Hits)

    Rated on September 24, 2010 by DraugenCP

    God of War is an unforgettable and challenging experience that will reward those who manage to conquer it.

    It seems that when a console does not have an official mascot, an appealing character from a popular (and exclusive) franchise will eventually claim the role of becoming the face of the platform he ap...

    2 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    Even if it's on the short side, Crysis Warhead's campaign is every bit as good as that of the original.

    Crysis Warhead

    Rated on September 21, 2010 by DraugenCP

    Even if it's on the short side, Crysis Warhead's campaign is every bit as good as that of the original.

    The 2007 PC exclusive Crysis amazed many gamers with its fantastic visuals. A vast jungle environment was brought to life with cutting edge technology, neat artistic direction and lots of attention to...

    3 out of 5 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    This dark, raw, and unforgiving shooter provides a truly unforgettable experience for the more serious FPS fan.

    S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl

    Rated on September 12, 2010 by DraugenCP

    This dark, raw, and unforgiving shooter provides a truly unforgettable experience for the more serious FPS fan.

    Some of the most annoying, but at the same time most common mistakes in video games and fictional media in general are details which seem to undermine the logic of the setting or universe in which the...

    4 out of 4 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.5
    Super Mario Galaxy 2 is the best 3D platformer to date, as well as one of the best video games of all time.

    Super Mario Galaxy 2

    Rated on September 06, 2010 by DraugenCP

    Super Mario Galaxy 2 is the best 3D platformer to date, as well as one of the best video games of all time.

    When Roger Ebert claimed that video games could never be considered art, he pointed out that games often have very immature storytelling, and argued that the fact that games are often joint efforts in...

    6 out of 9 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    Beside the graphics, the main draw of Crysis is its solid gameplay and fantastic execution of various FPS concepts.

    Crysis

    Rated on August 22, 2010 by DraugenCP

    Beside the graphics, the main draw of Crysis is its solid gameplay and fantastic execution of various FPS concepts.

    Those who have never played Crysis will still be aware of how great this game looks. This spiritual successor to Far Cry revolutionised graphical technology to such an extent that barely any computer ...

    4 out of 6 found this review helpful.