User Reviews & Ratings

Average Score 8.24/10

Total of 26 user reviews spread across 26 releases

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  • User Rating:8
    Perhaps so crazy that the highlight moments don't stand out

    Saints Row IV

    Perhaps so crazy that the highlight moments don't stand out

    I still don't entirely know what to make of SR4. SR3 was over the top with moments of utter insanity that kept you wondering where the game would go next while SR4 has you bouncing from building to building in less than ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    I think I would have preferred "Crysis 3: The Movie"

    Crysis 3

    I think I would have preferred "Crysis 3: The Movie"

    Oh, Crysis, where did it all go wrong? Crysis 3 has led the series up the path trodden by so many FPSs these day - linear, easy and uninspired. Crytek have taken the approach that so many other developers have - ... Read Full Review

    2 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    Stylish, but perilously close to an interactive story instead of a game.

    Max Payne 3

    Stylish, but perilously close to an interactive story instead of a game.

    Good things: Fantastic graphics Another excellent and immersive story Excellent AI which will punish you for your mistakes Bad things: Too often control is wrenched from the player It has become something of a co... Read Full Review

    2 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    An excellent game...with a few oddities that don't belong to the series.

    Mass Effect 3

    An excellent game...with a few oddities that don't belong to the series.

    ME3 has a lot going for it. They have finally got the right balance of simplicity (ME2) vs weapon modding (ME) that both predecessors lacked in one way or another. The characters are engaging as ever, but with so many... Read Full Review

    2 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    While not a "proper" successor to its heritage, a good game nonetheless.

    Syndicate

    While not a "proper" successor to its heritage, a good game nonetheless.

    With so much innovation and genre hybrids over the years with the likes Dawn of War II (part RTS, part RPG) leading the way, a Syndicate reboot could have been a fantastic addition to its original play style. But as ever... Read Full Review

    1 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    Great graphics, good game, just not for me.

    Battlefield 3

    Great graphics, good game, just not for me.

    BF3 is a good looking game with a sense of style that's hard to match. The camera work is good and the quality of the graphics is hard to challenge in any other game. Enemies are careful and difficult to spot, as you mig... Read Full Review

    0 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    Ever felt a bit "Blood for the Blood God"?

    Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine

    Ever felt a bit "Blood for the Blood God"?

    Ahh, Warhammer 40,000...such a rich and wonderful universe of chainswords and flamethrowers and one of the great grimdark universes. But to the rest of the world, what has 40k given us? Space Marines, those big guys in b... Read Full Review

    2 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    So much choice...truly a game that you can't get bored of.

    Deus Ex: Human Revolution

    So much choice...truly a game that you can't get bored of.

    This is the first game to truly make me agonise over it. Not because of any qualitative issues, but because you've got so much to choose from. Let's start with the RPG elements. Your upgrades and their influence on y... Read Full Review

    2 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Top notch racing...and that Gymkhana lark.

    DiRT 3

    Top notch racing...and that Gymkhana lark.

    I'm always on the lookout for rally games. It's a racing discipline that doesn't feel as coldly scientific as Formula 1 or as completely loopy as karting - rallying forgives some sliding or impacts and doesn't need a blu... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    Short length, but every second is gold.

    Portal 2

    Short length, but every second is gold.

    Some might complain this game is "too short" - half of that sentence is true, Portal 2 is a short game. It packs a lot of fun, challenges and humour into its 10 hour single player campaign (which I will deal with) - ... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    A suitably tightened up sequel...but lacking some of the Crysis flavour.

    Crysis 2

    A suitably tightened up sequel...but lacking some of the Crysis flavour.

    I admit I came to the Crysis party very late (last year), but it was a very good FPS with some promising aspects. The nanosuit of the original Crysis was in many respects too "optional" - the strength and speed options w... Read Full Review

    5 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    The good news: It's not like Origins.<br />
The bad news: It's not like Origins...

    Dragon Age II

    The good news: It's not like Origins.<br /> The bad news: It's not like Origins...

    I always had mixed feelings about Dragon Age: Origins. While it was an excellent traditional RPG in the mould of D&D or WFRP, it tended to get horribly bogged down by too many items, too much crafting and generally too m... Read Full Review

    3 of 21 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    Expansions for the Expansion God! Add-ons for the Add-on throne!

    Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II - Retribution

    Expansions for the Expansion God! Add-ons for the Add-on throne!

    I've been playing the Dawn of War games since the beginning, and they always seem to slight with a slow but promising first game, only made great by its expansions. Retribution finally allows you to be in charge of an... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    Suddenly breaking it into three parts makes sense.

    Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty

    Suddenly breaking it into three parts makes sense.

    I'm going to deal with concept of the Terran-only concept of the game and its serial nature first of all. To many, this seems to Blizzard's way of extracting more cash from the willing fanboys...but I disagree. It's i... Read Full Review

    6 of 9 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    A good game...but not without its issues.

    Transformers: War for Cybertron

    A good game...but not without its issues.

    Ahhh, Transformers. Some 20 years after watching the TV show, I still have a soft spot for them. Let's get one thing straight, this is a fairly straightforward TPS with the transform mechanic added on. If you're fam... Read Full Review

    1 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    Proper cars, proper mayhem, proper challenge.

    Blur

    Proper cars, proper mayhem, proper challenge.

    Let's get one thing out of the way first - This is like Mario Kart; which isn't a bad thing, it's like saying your girlfriend looks like Megan Fox. But it's much more than that, while at its heart this game is a racer... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    You like explosions? You like craziness? Welcome to your world...

    Just Cause 2

    You like explosions? You like craziness? Welcome to your world...

    I'm going to kick off with the negative - not because this game is bad, but because you can't end a review of a game like this on a negative. The controls are a bit awkward at times - driving vehicles with a keyboard ... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    It's more of what we all like - darkspawn slaying!

    Dragon Age: Origins - Awakening

    It's more of what we all like - darkspawn slaying!

    Ahh, Dragon Age. So much action, so much silence from your character. Awakening serves up more of the action that made the main game good, with a few improvements (stamina potions for us non-mage types!). If you're ex... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    You want war? You got it...with spikes.

    Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II - Chaos Rising

    You want war? You got it...with spikes.

    With Chaos Rising we see an "Old Reliable" come back, it's not trying to reinvent the DoWII wheel, just add more of what made the first good with added action and maaaany more explosions. It should excite even the most b... Read Full Review

    6 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    Doesn't quite live up to its predecessor - A lot of small things add up to a big disappointment.

    Supreme Commander 2

    Doesn't quite live up to its predecessor - A lot of small things add up to a big disappointment.

    I thought SupCom and TA were both really good games. They tried to be big when everyone else was small - they stood out. Now, SupCom 2 still stands out from all the small scale boys, but is left in the shadow of its p... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Bit more linear? Yes. Bit more tense? Oh yes.

    Mass Effect 2

    Bit more linear? Yes. Bit more tense? Oh yes.

    OK, so ME1 was great. There was a lot of junk (Did anyone actually use snowblind rounds?) and some fiddliness. ME2 does the right thing and strips a whole load of that out - the weapons are clean and simple and do wha... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    It will make you come back for more...out of frustration

    Mario Tennis GC (Wii de Asobu)

    It will make you come back for more...out of frustration

    I'll admit I'm not a natural sports enthusiast. Super Mario Galaxy and Mario Kart are more my usual realms of 'Mario-ness'. The 'standard' game, in which you are playing on various court types (grass/clay/hard) keeps... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Cast your minds back to the 1st DoW...

    Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II

    Cast your minds back to the 1st DoW...

    This is a good game. A damn good, addictive game. The RPG elements make it quite engrossing and keep you on board despite only having a dozen or so maps that you return to with some frequency. The interface is very go... Read Full Review

    6 of 9 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.4
    Gets even the hardened cynic into Tomb Raiding.

    Tomb Raider: Anniversary

    Gets even the hardened cynic into Tomb Raiding.

    I played the demo of the original of Tomb Raider way back in the 90's, and got hacked off with it (I was 15, ok ;) ). Fast Forward to now I wanted something good to get me off my diet of RTS games - and I found it. Th... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6.2
    Promised so much, delivered so little.

    Warhammer: Mark of Chaos

    Promised so much, delivered so little.

    After Dawn of War, I thought Games Workshop had finally managed to get over their issues with computerised versions of their tabletop games. Oh what a fool was I. This game is worse than Dark Omen and Shadow of the... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.1
    Old reliable C&amp;C is back.

    Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars

    Old reliable C&amp;C is back.

    The good points: Pretty. Gameplay we're all used to. Great use of FMV. The bad points: Gameplay we're all used to. Where is the thunderous sound track? So much is right about this game, the wonderful us... Read Full Review

    2 of 4 users found the following review helpful