User Reviews & Ratings

Average Score 8.05/10

Total of 22 user reviews spread across 22 releases

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  • User Rating:5
    I happen to love it, warts, yellowed teeth, toe jams, et al.

    Dreamfall: The Longest Journey

    I happen to love it, warts, yellowed teeth, toe jams, et al.

    Funcom wants to immerse you in a world. It wants to show you its history, its languages, its characters and conflicts, and it wants to give it so bad it's going to sit you through hours and hours of talky bits, while int... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    A fair bit of wasted potential.

    Mass Effect

    A fair bit of wasted potential.

    It was the game that was meant to change everything. It was to have the most realistic digital characters ever created. Your choices were to be meaningful and would influence the fate of an entire galaxy. This was Mass E... Read Full Review

    1 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    The definitive horror experience.

    Silent Hill 2: Saigo no Uta

    The definitive horror experience.

    In the world of video games, there is nothing more satisfying than turning off all the lights, turning the sound up, and losing yourself in Silent Hill. One of the most memorable moments in all of my gaming experiences, ... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    Not as good as the second, but better than mostly anything else.

    Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception

    Not as good as the second, but better than mostly anything else.

    There is a shadow looming over Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception. It's a shadow of a juggernaut often revered, often envied; the level of par excellence. It's the shadow of Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, released two yea... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6
    Cult hit receives mainstream sequel with mixed results.

    Mafia II

    Cult hit receives mainstream sequel with mixed results.

    The original Mafia: The City of Lost Heaven was a seminal release. Hot off the hells of the runaway success of Grand Theft Auto 3, it offered a grittiness, authenticity, and realism that just doesn't happen in action gam... Read Full Review

    5 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:5.5
    A pretty, but boring ride.

    Prince of Persia

    A pretty, but boring ride.

    The game looks beautiful. It's the first thing you'll notice when you first play the game. Even the start menu is pretty bloody inspired. A vibrant colour palette is painted with some eye-popping brush strokes to crea... Read Full Review

    1 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    So it's all come to this.

    Halo: Reach

    So it's all come to this.

    Ten years, four games, tens of millions sold, and a legacy no one thought possible. This is it, the final curtain call. Always inevitable, but startlingly incomprehensible. Halo and Bungie's final kiss is Reach, and my G... Read Full Review

    9 of 11 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    Haunting.

    Scratches

    Haunting.

    Whenever a game advertises itself as a spine-chilling horror, most of the time one just has to laugh. Scratches boasts itself as such a game, but with minimal production values and low resolution graphics (which are just... Read Full Review

    4 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    A Knights Templar tale at its wisecracking best.

    Circle of Blood

    A Knights Templar tale at its wisecracking best.

    Adventure games have barely changed since the inception of the genre in the early 80's. From the text adventures as early as Zork to today's fanciful graphical adventures, the lack of evolutionary progress can be critiq... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    Doggone decent.

    Fable II

    Doggone decent.

    You could criticize Peter Molyneux for overhyping his games. It seems that everything from Black & White to The Movies was lesser than promised. "Project Ego" aka Fable, is the most famous victim to his over-promising. P... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Post-apocalyptic crack.

    Left 4 Dead 2

    Post-apocalyptic crack.

    It was like it was a beta phase. The original Left 4 Dead, released within a year before Left 4 Dead 2, just doesn't seem to cut it anymore. Sure, you may prefer the campaigns of the original (all more or less archetypa... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    Not the blockbuster AAA experience, but an experience nonetheless.

    Metro 2033

    Not the blockbuster AAA experience, but an experience nonetheless.

    There was always a reservation I had about the S.T.A.L.K.E.R series. See, said franchise provides bucketloads of atmosphere, and still more so than the game I am reviewing now, but it's rather overwhelming gameplay somet... Read Full Review

    2 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    Amazing, astounding, astonishing. A triple-A game through and through.

    Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

    Amazing, astounding, astonishing. A triple-A game through and through.

    I am now officially disappointed that I did not enter any competition to win the Fortune Hunter Edition of this game. You see, when I played the original Uncharted: Drake's Fortune, I thought it was a good game. Not grea... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Addiction on a whole new level.

    The Sims 3

    Addiction on a whole new level.

    "Just one more day". Unless you have a fervent dislike for anything Sims related, this is what you'll find yourself saying again and again as the wee hours of the morning creep in. One minute, it's 8pm Sunday. The next m... Read Full Review

    4 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    Genesis of a giant.

    Left 4 Dead

    Genesis of a giant.

    We were two hours in, and my friend needed to take a leak. We decided to box ourselves up in a room while he answered the call of nature. The remaining three were typing useless messages in the game's chat channel, when ... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    Underrated. The craziest fun in years!

    Prototype

    Underrated. The craziest fun in years!

    As a person who left the video game scene for a couple of years, I hadn't heard about this game until very recently. Looking up the retail price, I saw it was a whopping $140 at retail. I couldn't understand how a game f... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    One of the most refined fighters ever made.

    Dead or Alive 4 (Platinum Hits)

    One of the most refined fighters ever made.

    The name "Dead or Alive" instantly brings to mind two concepts: good graphics and breast physics. For a fighting game franchise, it's not the best reputation to have, and for the most part of the series' life, it's an un... Read Full Review

    2 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    The shooter of the year; the future of FPS gaming.

    Crysis

    The shooter of the year; the future of FPS gaming.

    With Half-Life going multi-platform, and console FPSes becoming increasingly more prolific, the PC has needed a new champion title for the genre it does best. GSC Game World has been working on the S.T.A.L.K.E.R series, ... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    The technological culmination of an era.

    Half-Life 2

    The technological culmination of an era.

    Half Life 2 shocked the world in November, 2004. As Maximum PC simply put, 11 out of 10: "best game ever made". It's been four years, and 50 kabillion FPSes later. I originally rated it a perfect 10, but where does Half-... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    The Amazing Spider-Man goes for his ultimate spin.

    Spider-Man: Web of Shadows

    The Amazing Spider-Man goes for his ultimate spin.

    Spider-Man has had a wealth of appearances in video games ever since the dawn of the industry, and is arguably the most prolific outsourced character in the history of games. The latest in the wall-crawler's adventures i... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    You'll be addicted from beginning to end, but you'll find a few cracks along the way.

    Mass Effect

    You'll be addicted from beginning to end, but you'll find a few cracks along the way.

    Mass Effect, the game to break all RPG conventions, and the game to take BioWare from legendary status to god-like, was released in November 2007. Did it become the new king of role-playing, or does it slip up space? ... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    Ambitious, boring, and exciting all at the same time.

    Assassin's Creed

    Ambitious, boring, and exciting all at the same time.

    Ever since the beginning of the current generation of consoles, one game was bold enough to be the standard in which all other "next-gen" games were to match. Assassin's Creed was that game, and since its release, opinio... Read Full Review

    0 of 2 users found the following review helpful