User Reviews & Ratings

Average Score 7.63/10

Total of 372 user reviews spread across 372 releases

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  • User Rating 9
    Grim Fandango is a carnival of otherworldly intrigue and humor, punctuated with a pleasing film noir feel.

    Grim Fandango

    Rated on June 09, 2010 by Gelugon_baat

    Grim Fandango is a carnival of otherworldly intrigue and humor, punctuated with a pleasing film noir feel.

    The plethora of characters with faces of stylized skulls painted onto papier mache and limbs seemingly made of white cardboard on the box-art and in the prelude movie do not seem to be character desig...

    3 out of 5 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    Age of Wonders is a bag of charms, each of which is a simple yet elegant piece of an unexpectedly pleasant package.

    Age of Wonders

    Rated on June 07, 2010 by Gelugon_baat

    Age of Wonders is a bag of charms, each of which is a simple yet elegant piece of an unexpectedly pleasant package.

    Age of Wonders starts itself off seemingly with yet another tale of the fiendish besieging the well-mannered. After the end of the rather sparsely animated cutscene, the game presents the player with ...

    3 out of 6 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.5
    Firestorm is a worthwhile expansion, but it does show that the developers are at a loss on how to improve the series.

    Command & Conquer: Tiberian Sun - Firestorm

    Rated on June 06, 2010 by Gelugon_baat

    Firestorm is a worthwhile expansion, but it does show that the developers are at a loss on how to improve the series.

    Firstly, this reviewer happily states that this expansion is nothing like the lackluster ones which the first game and Red Alert has. This expansion actually has genuinely new and functional content, ...

    0 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    While Tiberian Sun was certainly the sequel fans were waiting for, it was not as revolutionary as the first game.

    Command & Conquer: Tiberian Sun

    Rated on June 06, 2010 by Gelugon_baat

    While Tiberian Sun was certainly the sequel fans were waiting for, it was not as revolutionary as the first game.

    This game wastes no time in telling players that it is THE true sequel to the first Command & Conquer game, starting with an exposition on the state of the fictional C & C world that has been severely...

    2 out of 4 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    This sequel is perhaps slightly less impressive, but it certainly resolved many issues from the first game.

    Dungeon Keeper 2 (Classic)

    Rated on June 05, 2010 by Gelugon_baat

    This sequel is perhaps slightly less impressive, but it certainly resolved many issues from the first game.

    Bullfrog Productions was certainly proud to present the advancement of Dungeon Keeper into the fully 3D realm, sating fans' barely held-back glee with a cutscene that has more than a bit of aplomb. Ho...

    0 out of 4 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    Sanitarium shows that even hideous of tales of madness can turn out ironically and enchantingly beautiful.

    Sanitarium

    Rated on June 03, 2010 by Gelugon_baat

    Sanitarium shows that even hideous of tales of madness can turn out ironically and enchantingly beautiful.

    Sanitarium, as befitting an adventure game with the theme of dementia and delirium, does not start with an expository introduction of any sort. After a cutscene of physical tragedy, the player charact...

    2 out of 5 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.5
    This game is possibly the first to make little plastic toy soldiers look awesome, but some design issues kept it down.

    Army Men

    Rated on June 02, 2010 by Gelugon_baat

    This game is possibly the first to make little plastic toy soldiers look awesome, but some design issues kept it down.

    The poor little naive version of this reviewer at the time had mistaken this game for a Toy Story spin-off, and being the little child that was infatuated with Toy Story, had unwittingly played this g...

    0 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    Fallout, even with its technical hiccups, still makes a delightful simulation of survival in a post-apocalyptic world.

    Fallout

    Rated on June 02, 2010 by Gelugon_baat

    Fallout, even with its technical hiccups, still makes a delightful simulation of survival in a post-apocalyptic world.

    If the mostly forlorn and sometimes disturbingly cheery opening cutscenes do not suggest so already, Fallout has the theme of eking out a survival in a post-apocalyptic wasteland - often by any means ...

    4 out of 6 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7
    MechCommander is a good, if rather flawed, attempt at simulating the experience of guiding BattleMechs into combat.

    MechCommander

    Rated on June 02, 2010 by Gelugon_baat

    MechCommander is a good, if rather flawed, attempt at simulating the experience of guiding BattleMechs into combat.

    One of the major traits of the Battletech IP is gearing up and ordering BattleMechs into war, either on pen & paper or on the computer (or TV) screen. The MechWarrior series has already captured the e...

    0 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6.5
    Mech Sim fans looking for an alternative to the Battletech IP may be a bit disappointed here.

    Shattered Steel

    Rated on June 01, 2010 by Gelugon_baat

    Mech Sim fans looking for an alternative to the Battletech IP may be a bit disappointed here.

    BioWare did realize that Shattered Steel may be seen as a Mechwarrior clone, and hence the game attempts to differentiate itself from that IP based on Battletech from the get-go, showcasing the alien ...

    2 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    Machinarium is a game that deserves much attention for its endearingly unique presentation.

    Machinarium

    Rated on May 29, 2010 by Gelugon_baat

    Machinarium is a game that deserves much attention for its endearingly unique presentation.

    Amanita's games have always been full of captivating visuals, even if they are virtually Flash-powered still images. Machinarium is no different. The game makes certain that the player notices the ...

    5 out of 8 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 5.5
    The mini-games in this package do capture the essence of Dilbert, but many fall short of being genuinely fun.

    Dilbert's Desktop Games

    Rated on May 29, 2010 by Gelugon_baat

    The mini-games in this package do capture the essence of Dilbert, but many fall short of being genuinely fun.

    This reviewer - and the friend that introduced this game to this reviewer - have always been fans of Scott Adam's brainchild. Therefore, it was much to this reviewer's delight when given the chance to...

    0 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    With genuinely special presentation and game designs, this game proclaims its uniqueness from amongst peers of its time.

    Total Annihilation

    Rated on May 27, 2010 by Gelugon_baat

    With genuinely special presentation and game designs, this game proclaims its uniqueness from amongst peers of its time.

    Total Annihilation opens with a cutscene that clearly shows that it has a different take on the sci-fi future, progressing to heated skirmishes involving semi-sentient robots who know of nothing but w...

    3 out of 5 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.5
    While Blood Omen is just a decent game, it tells a tale of which many would consider a deeply fascinating epic.

    Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain

    Rated on May 25, 2010 by Gelugon_baat

    While Blood Omen is just a decent game, it tells a tale of which many would consider a deeply fascinating epic.

    Blood Omen starts itself off as seemingly yet another story set in yet another land of fantasy that so heavily populated the action RPG genre of the latter half of the 1990's. In fact, one could say t...

    0 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    Darwinia is a refreshingly enchanting take on the legends surrounding the notion of artificial intelligences.

    Darwinia

    Rated on May 24, 2010 by Gelugon_baat

    Darwinia is a refreshingly enchanting take on the legends surrounding the notion of artificial intelligences.

    I know this review is probably more than a little late, now that the sequel to this game is out. But hey, I am getting points to advance my account level in GameSpot, so... Sometimes, a games devel...

    2 out of 5 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7
    Abuse was a pioneer in developing side-scrolling shooters that made virtually full use of the PC's control schemes.

    Abuse

    Rated on May 24, 2010 by Gelugon_baat

    Abuse was a pioneer in developing side-scrolling shooters that made virtually full use of the PC's control schemes.

    Abuse's first impression was it's rather creepy, in a good way. In-game environments are dank, foreboding and even the most spacious of places, quite atmospherically claustrophobic. Couple that with a...

    2 out of 5 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    With off-center fun and its wickedly tasty theme, Dungeon Keeper certainly delivers what its slogan promises.

    Dungeon Keeper

    Rated on May 19, 2010 by Gelugon_baat

    With off-center fun and its wickedly tasty theme, Dungeon Keeper certainly delivers what its slogan promises.

    After an intro that more than derides the so-called "heroes" in this game and their underlying intentions in fighting the forces under the ministry of the Dungeon Keepers, the player is trust into an ...

    2 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    This is a deeply immersive game which sheds a fictional but otherwise intriguingly different light on historical events.

    Assassin's Creed: Director's Cut Edition

    Rated on May 16, 2010 by Gelugon_baat

    This is a deeply immersive game which sheds a fictional but otherwise intriguingly different light on historical events.

    One look at the opening cutscene, and all but the most jaded persons would be enthralled already. The first impression that this game makes is that it is a Tomb-Raider-meets-Thief-meets-Prince-of-P...

    0 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6.5
    It is not often that one may come across a game with running hospitals - in a wacky manner even - as the main gist.

    Theme Hospital

    Rated on May 16, 2010 by Gelugon_baat

    It is not often that one may come across a game with running hospitals - in a wacky manner even - as the main gist.

    Theme Hospital starts off with an intro of the kind of backstory usually used for facility/utility management games - the establishments concerned are down and out, and in need of a fresh, steady hand...

    3 out of 7 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7
    KKND had the potential to be a unique RTS game, if its design had not reduced the gameplay to battles of attrition.

    KKND: Krush, Kill 'N' Destroy

    Rated on May 16, 2010 by Gelugon_baat

    KKND had the potential to be a unique RTS game, if its design had not reduced the gameplay to battles of attrition.

    The deliberate misspelling and inanely tautological full name of this game would be able to attract some of the more impulsive players to it, but over time, this game will reveal its painful flaws to ...

    0 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6.5
    Leisure Suit Larry is so much immature fun that even playing it alone can be quite embarrassing.

    Leisure Suit Larry: Love for Sail!

    Rated on May 15, 2010 by Gelugon_baat

    Leisure Suit Larry is so much immature fun that even playing it alone can be quite embarrassing.

    This reviewer once had this game pressed into this reviewer's hands by cheekier friends, likely as a form of harassment of sorts. To be frank, this reviewer had repeatedly refused to play the game - t...

    0 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    Red Alert certainly proves that inane time shenanigans can result in an amusingly and refreshingly fun RTS game.

    Command & Conquer: Red Alert (Classic)

    Rated on May 14, 2010 by Gelugon_baat

    Red Alert certainly proves that inane time shenanigans can result in an amusingly and refreshingly fun RTS game.

    Despite the Command & Conquer tag, Red Alert starts itself by showing that it is definitely not a mimic of its cousin in the Command & Conquer franchise. With an FMV cutscene starring a certain Einst...

    1 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.5
    Despite its flaws, Neverhood is a still charming piece of work oozing with the sincere love of its creators.

    The Neverhood

    Rated on May 10, 2010 by Gelugon_baat

    Despite its flaws, Neverhood is a still charming piece of work oozing with the sincere love of its creators.

    The first impression that a player would get from this game is that it is bizarre, from the box art and the menu screen right to the end credits. But it's bizarre in a good way! It would dawn on th...

    3 out of 5 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    With its cutting-edge presentation, Crysis is a feast of pure unadulterated glee for the eyes, ears and fingers.

    Crysis

    Rated on April 30, 2010 by Gelugon_baat

    With its cutting-edge presentation, Crysis is a feast of pure unadulterated glee for the eyes, ears and fingers.

    Starting with the guttural grunt of "Maximum Game" in the intro movies, the game implies the promise of an experience that is unlike any other that the player has undergone. It certainly delivers on t...

    1 out of 4 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 5
    This game is an apparent attempt by its maker to milk the first game for all it is worth.

    Command & Conquer: The Covert Operations

    Rated on April 27, 2010 by Gelugon_baat

    This game is an apparent attempt by its maker to milk the first game for all it is worth.

    Having had a predecessor that practically made the die from which all later RTS games will be forged from, this so-called expansion pack is a very disappointing piece of recycled work. Covert Opera...

    1 out of 4 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    Bad Mojo is perhaps the first and ever only game that has the filthy arthropoda as the protagonist.

    Bad Mojo

    Rated on April 18, 2010 by Gelugon_baat

    Bad Mojo is perhaps the first and ever only game that has the filthy arthropoda as the protagonist.

    Declaring loudly on the packaging that the player will be assuming the role of a cockroach does not make for a very good first impression, but it would definitely pique the interest of more than a few...

    0 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    While this is a functioning, high-value and entertaining DLC, circumstances of its release are suspicious, at best.

    Dragon Age: Origins - The Stone Prisoner

    Rated on April 08, 2010 by Gelugon_baat

    While this is a functioning, high-value and entertaining DLC, circumstances of its release are suspicious, at best.

    The Stone Prisoner, after a couple of hours into it and utilizing the additional party member it provides, appears to be a very well-functioning DLC. The quests set forth by this DLC are smooth, coher...

    4 out of 6 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    C&C is the first to reliably streamline gameplay in the RTS genre.

    Command & Conquer (EA Classics)

    Rated on April 07, 2010 by Gelugon_baat

    C&C is the first to reliably streamline gameplay in the RTS genre.

    Where its peers strived for outlandish stories and impressive arrays of in-game models, the developers of the first Command & Conquer intended it to be the trend-starter of fast and streamlined gamepl...

    2 out of 4 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7
    Pressures from all directions have reduced an otherwise sophisticated IP to just another run-of-the-mill PC RTS game.

    Supreme Commander 2

    Rated on April 05, 2010 by Gelugon_baat

    Pressures from all directions have reduced an otherwise sophisticated IP to just another run-of-the-mill PC RTS game.

    Objectively speaking, this game does not make a good first impression. At first glance, it appears more bland and uglier, as well as suggests laziness on the part of the developers. Considering that t...

    7 out of 11 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    Where its peers struggle to hold candles up to the genre heavyweights, Borderlands successfully forges its own identity.

    Borderlands

    Rated on March 17, 2010 by Gelugon_baat

    Where its peers struggle to hold candles up to the genre heavyweights, Borderlands successfully forges its own identity.

    This reviewer was certainly surprised at not having had given this game a review, though this is to be understandable considering how engrossing this game is. Any shooter veteran - especially those...

    5 out of 9 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    Massive Entertainment has finally refined its IPs into this genre-busting game.

    World in Conflict (Collector's Edition)

    Rated on March 01, 2010 by Gelugon_baat

    Massive Entertainment has finally refined its IPs into this genre-busting game.

    World in Conflict is the culmination of what Massive Entertainment has been trying to do; reform the RTS genre so that it orients around faster-paced, mobile warfare gameplay. Where other developers (...

    9 out of 16 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    Puzzle Quest is a virtually perfect delight - except for the cheating AI.

    Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords

    Rated on January 18, 2010 by Gelugon_baat

    Puzzle Quest is a virtually perfect delight - except for the cheating AI.

    I confess to reading tons of reviews for this game before even getting a copy of it. I was more than a little hesitant when the name of this game cropped up in gaming circles. A trip to IGN, GameSpot ...

    3 out of 5 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    After the failure that is Strong Bad's series, Tell-tale Games pulls itself away from impending doom with this series.

    Tales of Monkey Island

    Rated on December 21, 2009 by Gelugon_baat

    After the failure that is Strong Bad's series, Tell-tale Games pulls itself away from impending doom with this series.

    I am a stickler for any Monkey Island games. When Tell-Tale made an episode of this series free for play, I am enamored immediately. After the disastrous mess that is the Homestar Runner-licensed seri...

    5 out of 9 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    Apocalypse, despite its numerous bugs and obvious lack of fully glorious completion, is a great micro-management game.

    X-COM: Apocalypse

    Rated on October 13, 2009 by Gelugon_baat

    Apocalypse, despite its numerous bugs and obvious lack of fully glorious completion, is a great micro-management game.

    The image of a sci-fi metropolitan city stuck in the middle of what seemed to be a radioactive, toxic green wasteland may seem jarring to anyone not learned in sci-fi. Add an alien invasion that seems...

    1 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.5
    Bound in Blood certainly upped the par for excitement in the Wild West game genre.

    Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood

    Rated on October 04, 2009 by Gelugon_baat

    Bound in Blood certainly upped the par for excitement in the Wild West game genre.

    Now, I will be frank here; I have an aversion towards Wild West themes. To me, a bunch of hill-billies, cowboys and desperadoes wearing all sorts of silly hats and tough-talking about guns being the o...

    2 out of 4 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.5
    Random dice rolls will always be a deterrence for fans interested in Warhammer 40K but despises games of chance.

    Final Liberation: Warhammer Epic 40,000

    Rated on September 16, 2009 by Gelugon_baat

    Random dice rolls will always be a deterrence for fans interested in Warhammer 40K but despises games of chance.

    I am tempted to give this turn-based strategy game a score just as much as GameSpot does, but I cannot ignore my aversion towards any game that utilizes chance, luck or random outcomes. Though the ...

    1 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    In the gamut of wanna-be fantasy RTS games, Kohan shines differently but brighter than the rest.

    Kohan: Immortal Sovereigns

    Rated on September 10, 2009 by Gelugon_baat

    In the gamut of wanna-be fantasy RTS games, Kohan shines differently but brighter than the rest.

    I knew about Kohan from some local game reviewers' reviews of this game. I had tried it out and was pleased with this game. Kohan perhaps is the first fantasy RTS to properly implement squad-based ...

    0 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7
    Anachronox is one of the better games from Ion Storm.

    Anachronox

    Rated on July 30, 2009 by Gelugon_baat

    Anachronox is one of the better games from Ion Storm.

    Now if only I could find my copy of this game, I could write a better review than this one, but for now I will have to use whatever I can recall about that game. Ion Storm is known for very good ga...

    1 out of 7 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    Sacrifice is an amusingly bizarre game, with the only true fault being its rather inappropriately ominous name.

    Sacrifice

    Rated on June 25, 2009 by Gelugon_baat

    Sacrifice is an amusingly bizarre game, with the only true fault being its rather inappropriately ominous name.

    There are many classic games of the previous years that I wish to honor, and Sacrifice is one of them. As mentioned on the blurb above, the ominous name of this game deterred me for a while (I was ...

    0 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 5.5
    Space Hulk is a poor exploitation of the Warhammer 40K and its Space Hulk spin-off IPs.

    Space Hulk: Vengeance of the Blood Angels

    Rated on June 15, 2009 by Gelugon_baat

    Space Hulk is a poor exploitation of the Warhammer 40K and its Space Hulk spin-off IPs.

    You may wonder why I keep reviewing such oldies like Chaos Gate and Slave Zero, and now this Space Hulk game. It just so happens that these oldies have a lot of potential in having unique gameplay or ...

    1 out of 3 found this review helpful.