Total of 35 user reviews spread across 35 releases
An enjoyable, but flawed X-Com remake. Some improvements squandered with a poor presentation. Review is for Gold Edition
UFO Extraterrestrials is pure plagiarism. You will not find another game closer to the original X-com out there. In addition there's some solid improvements which help cut down on micromanagement. But...
50% FPS, 50% RPG, 100% Awesome
Deus Ex has one of the most engaging, and politically volatile stories in gaming, and great gameplay keeps the it interesting. If your an open minded shooter fan (As in don't believe Call of Duty to b...
No it's not X-Com, but keep an open mind and you'll enjoy it.
UFO Aftermath is tactics game tracing it's lineage back to a planned X-Com spinoff. While that was never to be, we got this...and it's great. The story takes place on Earth, after two events known ...
Far superior to the original.
Blitzkrieg 2 is very similar to Blitzkrieg 1 albeit with an arcade spin. That being said there is still very realistic unit modeling, and at higher difficulties a very tactical experience. If you just...
Hired Guns: The Jagged Edge
Pretty decent in lieu of the horrid Brigade E5, and 7.62 High Calibre games.
Note: This is going to be a rather short review aimed at those familiar to the JA games. If you're not, some parts may be confusing for you. At a latter date, I may expand this review to be more forma...
Sid Meier's Civilization IV: Complete
Civ IV is enjoyable. Expansions could be meatier. Colonization stinks.
Civilization IV Complete combine Civilization IV with both it's expansions and a spin-off remake of Colonization. While the original game and the expansions are good (score: 9.0), Colonization is an i...
Hearts of Iron III
The AI sucks, automation is broken. Even when patched it is broken, buggy, and overcomplicated. Go play HoI 2.
Hearts of Iron 3 has is a supremely disappointing game. It is so bad, broken, and buggy I will never buy a paradox game again depending on how Victoria 2 turns out. The game has one major improvement;...
Fallout 3: Game of the Year Edition
A few hits, a few misses. Overall though Fallout 3 is an engaging experience.
Fallout 3 gets a few hits, and a few misses. In the end though, an interesting post-apocalyptic wasteland, and some atmospheric moments help carry it through. The story follows the same timeline as...
Deus Ex: Invisible War
A supreme disappointment.
Deus Ex Invisible War isn't a bad game. It still has a strong player choice aspect and is more open than a lot of other shooters combined. But when you compare it to the original it falls apart. Every...
SWAT 4 Gold Edition
A great tactical shooter, unique in it's premise.
SWAT 4 Gold Edition is the last PC title in the long running series, it's roots beginning with the Police Quest games. As before it's a strong tactical shooter, with a unique approach to combat that c...
If atmosphere and story are what you seek first and foremost in a game, Cryostasis delivers.
Cryostasis is a unique shooter developed by Action Forms, a Ukrainian company. Ukrainians are responsible for a lot of good games. Best Way, developers of Soldiers Heroes of WW2 and the "of War" games...
Some great set-pieces and a unique setting are squandered with imprecise gunplay and cliché level design.
Legendary was developed by Spark Unlimited, the infamous creators of Turning Point. They also designed CoD Finest Hour, a console exclusive FPS that was pretty solid. Unfortunately, despite a cool pre...
Mixed performance mars an otherwise engaging and unique survival horror game. If you're patient, I recommend it.
Fort Zombie is not nearly as bad as they say. At 1.07, the latest version, we have an enjoyable survival horror game quite unlike anything else out there. It's a shame that the performance problems st...
Grand Ages: Rome
Good for city-builder fans. Otherwise it's probably too difficult.
Grand Ages Rome is a city builder from Haemimont Games. It is the sequel to Imperium Romanum and if you're a fan of the genre it's worth a look. If you aren't you may appreciate the steps the game tak...
The Witcher: Enhanced Edition
A good game becomes great through developer dedication.
The Witcher was originally released in 2007. It was a good rpg then, and through the developer's dedication to their product's quality, it's now a great one. Since I have not written a Witcher review,...
Company of Heroes
Not revolutionary, and definitely not the best WW2 RTS ever. But it's good for the arcade RTS crowd.
This isn't exactly going to be a full review, just some points and opinions. I did really enjoy Company of Heroes. It's a good game, and I have one of the expansions. The graphics are still pretty...
Hitman 2: Silent Assassin
The most "epic" Hitman game suffers from mixed level design.
Hitman 2 is the second entry in the one of a kind series. Again you play as 47 and your overall options have been expanded and polisahed. It's a shame that not all of the new levels are great. As b...
Hitman: Blood Money
The most polished Hitman game to date.
Hitman Blood Money, developed by IO Interactive, is the fourth in the acclaimed series. It's a major step forward with solid improvements in a new engine, and overall control. If you're a fan of steal...
Shoddy port, and some poor design decisions. Worth playing, but get it on consoles.
Saboteur is a solid game practically destroyed by technical issues. In Saboteur you play as race driver, Sean Devlin in Germany for a Grand Prix. After the German driver cheats in the race, you bre...
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Chaos Theory
The best stealth game to date.
Splinter Cell has always been a good series (they ruined it with Conviction!) and Chaos Theory is probably my favorite. While the first game still has the best level design, it's hard to go back after...
A great shooter that could've easily been better with a bit more work.
Crysis is probably one of my favorite shooters. The open environments, and immersive experience is backed up by a great story and fun gunplay. Unfortunately the powers could've been done better and th...
My favorite Hitman game.
Hitman Contracts is the third Hitman game and my personal favorite. Overall while none of the levels are as "amazing" as some of the one's in Hitman 2, it's much more consistent overall. As before ...
Hitman: Codename 47
A good start to the famed series
Hitman Codename 47 is the first game in the famed series. While it feels a tad bit restrictive when compared to later entries, it's still a solid stealth game that's worth checking out, especially if ...
S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat
Numerous improvements, and a powerful engine can't overcome the game's story and length.
S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Call of Pripyat, the most recent title in the series is also the most refined and polished STALKER game to date, but suffers from short length, a dull main story, and some quirks. ST...
S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky
Clear Sky has some solid improvements, but some poor design designs drag it down (not by much)
The original S.T.A.L.K.E.R. was one of the most immersive games of all time. In addition it was backed up by solid shooting, believable AI, and a unique game world. Clear Sky keeps all of the things t...
S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl
The Role Playing Survival Horror Shooter
S.T.A.L.K.E.R. is probably one of the most surprising game ever to be released. It came from GSC Gameworld, a developer most famous for it's Cossacks games (they also did American Conquest), it was in...
A step backwards
Stronghold 2 is a mediocre game. It's missing features, the graphics have no charm, and overall the game plays just a whole lot worse. There is some story to Stronghold 2, but it's not worth mentio...
A slick, satisfying action RPG.
Borderlands is definitely a shooter at it's core, but it adds some role playing elements and exploration, and in return creates a game that stands out amongst the FPS crowd. The story is definitely...
Fallout: New Vegas
A decent game dragged down by bugs, performance issues, and a underdeveloped reputation system.
Note on Rewrite: This game was insanely broken at launch. Seriously it was practically an Alpha. It crashed constantly, was filled with quest crushing bugs, and had horrible performance. Patches later...
Hearts of Iron II: Iron Cross
Not a bad effort, but I'll stick to vanilla Arsenal of Democracy.
Iron Cross is another mod developed game using the Europa Engine. I defintely appreciate the modder support from Paradox, but this may be the first one I didn't really like. There are quite a few ...
Rune Factory Frontier
Rune Factory is a good Harvest Moon spinoff. I think I like it better than the "real" HM games.
Harvest Moon has been around for a long time, but recently Harvest Moon has gotten lazy. With each new release I find myself paying full price for only minor upgrades (Most games ever have the ...
Men of War
A fun game dragged down by heavy micromanagement and brutal difficulty.
I really want to love Men of War. I play it and sometimes it clicks. Most of the time I just don't care for it. Graphically, the game is astounding. Everything looks great, especially the environme...
Crusader is a solid improvement over the original and the best castle sim ever.
I've already review the first Stronghold, so if you want an overview of the gameplay ow what the series is about either check out my review or gamespot's. I recommend you read both. This review will r...
The penultimate castle-sim.
Stronghold is castle sim in the vein of games like "The Settlers" or to an extent "Age of Empires" The original isn't my favorite (Crusader is), but as the game that kicked off a great series, it's wo...
Faces of War
Epic combat, great graphics; More exciting than most shooters.
I never played Soldiers Heroes of WW2. I bought it for 10$ online, got it in the mail, and discovered that it wouldn't work on my computer. I patched it and still nothing. That game would not run. So ...