User Reviews & Ratings

Average Score 8.23/10

Total of 104 user reviews spread across 104 releases

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  • User Rating 8.5
    This time it's LV-1201 but it's LV-426 all over again, this time bigger & better in narrative.

    Aliens Versus Predator 2

    Rated on August 06, 2013 by Perth2008

    This time it's LV-1201 but it's LV-426 all over again, this time bigger & better in narrative.

    Wow, what a difference in a couple of years made to the graphics in this highly regarded sequel to AVP. As a sequel one may have expected a half-hearted follow up cashing on the success of the origin...

    3 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 5
    City Interactive's games have improved since this release ... alas, not by much ... at times it's so bad it's funny.

    Terrorist Takedown: War in Columbia

    Rated on July 30, 2013 by Perth2008

    City Interactive's games have improved since this release ... alas, not by much ... at times it's so bad it's funny.

    I originally had to review this game in my July 2010 blog as GameSpot did not then have this game, which is essentially the prequal to Terrorist Takedown Covert Operations (TTCO, 2006) in its system. ...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    Welcome passengers to LV-426, the locals are very much looking forward to meeting you.

    Aliens Versus Predator

    Rated on June 22, 2013 by Perth2008

    Welcome passengers to LV-426, the locals are very much looking forward to meeting you.

    Aliens versus Predator probably doesn't need a long-winded introduction in terms of back-story as most would be familiar with the two great movie franchises, Alien and Predator, and the rather lamenta...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    Welcome passengers to LV-426, the locals are very much looking forward to meeting you.

    Alien Versus Predator Gold Edition

    Rated on June 22, 2013 by Perth2008

    Welcome passengers to LV-426, the locals are very much looking forward to meeting you.

    Aliens versus Predator probably doesn't need a long-winded introduction in terms of back-story as most would be familiar with the two great movie franchises, Alien and Predator, and the rather lamenta...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7
    Yipee Ki Yay! Channel your inner Bruce Willis, or John McClane, and embark on a bullet riddled Xmas party to remember.

    Die Hard: Nakatomi Plaza

    Rated on June 20, 2013 by Perth2008

    Yipee Ki Yay! Channel your inner Bruce Willis, or John McClane, and embark on a bullet riddled Xmas party to remember.

    Wow, no one has reviewed this game for a long time! Die Hard: Nakatomi Plaza (DHNP) is an 2002 single player FPS. It's more "run and gun" than "tactical" and it follows the (first) movie pretty cl...

    3 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    Red Faction 2, like its predecessor, is a very satisfying, if not ground breaking, sci-fi FPS experience.

    Red Faction II

    Rated on June 20, 2013 by Perth2008

    Red Faction 2, like its predecessor, is a very satisfying, if not ground breaking, sci-fi FPS experience.

    Where to begin? Well Red Faction 2 (RF2) is indeed an engaging sci-fi shooter. The plot sadly does not follow on from the original title so we do not find out what happened to Parker and Eos. The s...

    3 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.5
    Red Faction is a good, if not great, sci-fi themed FPS with many challenging "traditional" FPS missions.

    Red Faction

    Rated on June 19, 2013 by Perth2008

    Red Faction is a good, if not great, sci-fi themed FPS with many challenging "traditional" FPS missions.

    Red Faction is essentially a journey back to FPS 101 and indeed not a bad sci-fi journey. You play as Parker, a miner, pushed too far by the harsh overseers, that becomes a key player in a workers' re...

    3 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 5
    Hell in Vietnam is a prime example of taking the popular 'Nam genre and failing to do anything positive with it.

    The Hell in Vietnam

    Rated on February 08, 2013 by Perth2008

    Hell in Vietnam is a prime example of taking the popular 'Nam genre and failing to do anything positive with it.

    I have no one to blame but myself. I had read the reviews and even looked at YouTube videos and decided that this was probably one to avoid. But alas my eBay alert indicated that a pre-loved copy was ...

    3 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.5
    Dracula: Love Kills - paint the town red ... in blood ... in this sequel to the Dracula: Origin adventure game.

    Dracula: Love Kills

    Rated on January 26, 2013 by Perth2008

    Dracula: Love Kills - paint the town red ... in blood ... in this sequel to the Dracula: Origin adventure game.

    Surprisingly Dracula: Love Kills (DLK) the sequel to Dracula: Origin, which is an excellent "point & click" adventure/puzzle game from the makers of the popular Sherlock Holmes adventure game series, ...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 5
    Sherlock Holmes, one of adventure gaming's most admired heroes, fails to inspire in this rather tepid early outing.

    The Mystery of the Mummy

    Rated on December 31, 2012 by Perth2008

    Sherlock Holmes, one of adventure gaming's most admired heroes, fails to inspire in this rather tepid early outing.

    Frogwares has a reputation for producing the pre-eminent Sherlock Holmes themed PC gaming franchise. Alas, those like me who have ventured into their more recent Sherlock Holmes titles, like Awakenin...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    BF2142 Deluxe coupled with SP mods provides "endless" futuristic FPS fun. Basically BF2 set in the future.

    Battlefield 2142

    Rated on December 27, 2012 by Perth2008

    BF2142 Deluxe coupled with SP mods provides "endless" futuristic FPS fun. Basically BF2 set in the future.

    During a late 2012 pre-Christmas PC games sale I purchased Battlefield 2142 Deluxe Edition (2008, hereafter BGF2142) which includes BF2142 (2006) and the BF2142: Northern Strike booster (2007). Many ...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    BF2142 coupled with Northern Strike and SP mods provides "endless" futuristic FPS fun.

    Battlefield 2142: Northern Strike

    Rated on December 27, 2012 by Perth2008

    BF2142 coupled with Northern Strike and SP mods provides "endless" futuristic FPS fun.

    During a late 2012 pre-Christmas PC games sale I purchased Battlefield 2142 Deluxe Edition (2008, hereafter BGF2142) which includes BF2142 (2006) and the BF2142: Northern Strike booster (2007). Many ...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    BF2142 Deluxe coupled with SP mods provides "endless" futuristic FPS fun. Basically BF2 set in the future.

    Battlefield 2142 Deluxe Edition

    Rated on December 27, 2012 by Perth2008

    BF2142 Deluxe coupled with SP mods provides "endless" futuristic FPS fun. Basically BF2 set in the future.

    During a late 2012 pre-Christmas PC games sale I purchased Battlefield 2142 Deluxe Edition (2008, hereafter BGF2142) which includes BF2142 (2006) and the BF2142: Northern Strike booster (2007). Many ...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    Conflict Vietnam is a great hybrid 1st and 3rd person tactical shooter that captures that elusive 'Nam feel.

    Conflict: Vietnam

    Rated on November 07, 2012 by Perth2008

    Conflict Vietnam is a great hybrid 1st and 3rd person tactical shooter that captures that elusive 'Nam feel.

    Conflict: Vietnam (CV) is ostensibly a 3rd person tactical shooter commencing in 1968, during the Tet Offensive. Despite being branded a 3rd person shooter, in my experience you spend almost as mu...

    3 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    Kane and Lynch: Dead Men is much better than anticipated based on other reviews. Sometimes it's fun to play the bad guy.

    Kane & Lynch: Dead Men

    Rated on November 05, 2012 by Perth2008

    Kane and Lynch: Dead Men is much better than anticipated based on other reviews. Sometimes it's fun to play the bad guy.

    Admittedly Kane and Lynch: Dead Men (K&L) will not be everyones' cup of tea. The main characters, both escapees from death row, are hardly most people's idea of video game heroes. This game is very ...

    4 out of 4 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    Extraction Point, like its parent FEAR, is an excellent close combat FPS game with plenty of chilling sequences.

    F.E.A.R. Extraction Point

    Rated on November 04, 2012 by Perth2008

    Extraction Point, like its parent FEAR, is an excellent close combat FPS game with plenty of chilling sequences.

    Well I thought this was the sequal to FEAR, but although the story follows directly from the end of FEAR it is not considered a sequal per se ... go figure. Well not apparently an official "Monolith" ...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    Freedom Fighters is a very enjoyable 3rd person tactical squad shooter with a storyline that will hook you in.

    Freedom Fighters

    Rated on November 04, 2012 by Perth2008

    Freedom Fighters is a very enjoyable 3rd person tactical squad shooter with a storyline that will hook you in.

    Just finished playing the rather excellent 3rd person "tactical squad shooter" Freedom Fighters. Looks very good with graphical settings on the Nvidia control panel cranked up, despite its 2003 vintag...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    FEAR is a game driven by intense combat action and its enigmatic horror narrative set in a decidedly eerie world.

    F.E.A.R.

    Rated on September 08, 2012 by Perth2008

    FEAR is a game driven by intense combat action and its enigmatic horror narrative set in a decidedly eerie world.

    Wow, what a game. Well after Area-51 and Far Cry, I was more or less used to the idea of horror/survival shooters, but FEAR has a far more moody atmosphere. Scary? Well, more so than the previously me...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    Area-51 is an action packed twist on the sci-fi genre.  Indeed the "truth is out there" and it is surprising.

    Area 51

    Rated on September 08, 2012 by Perth2008

    Area-51 is an action packed twist on the sci-fi genre. Indeed the "truth is out there" and it is surprising.

    The narrative certainly fits in with the idea of "Area-51" given its association with alien-linked conspiracies. The story is quite deep and you ultimately discover it's not so much about evil scienti...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    Far Cry is a graphical treat which packs plenty of action around a thin storyline overflowing with mutants.

    Far Cry

    Rated on September 08, 2012 by Perth2008

    Far Cry is a graphical treat which packs plenty of action around a thin storyline overflowing with mutants.

    Finally, after buying this game years ago, I actually played it. It is, as reviews almost unanimously agree, a great game. Far Cry is visually appealing with a great tropical outdoors settings unlike ...

    3 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.5
    Sniper: Ghost Warrior is the best FPS offering to date from City Interactive; but that's not a great endorsement.

    Sniper: Ghost Warrior

    Rated on September 08, 2012 by Perth2008

    Sniper: Ghost Warrior is the best FPS offering to date from City Interactive; but that's not a great endorsement.

    One would be forgiven for thinking that "City Interactive" and "good game" are mutually exclusive terms. One would usually be right, espcially having played a few CI titles over the years. However eve...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    Sniper: Ghost Warrior - Second Strike lifts the basic game to an 8.0/10 with longer & better missions.

    Sniper: Ghost Warrior - Second Strike

    Rated on September 08, 2012 by Perth2008

    Sniper: Ghost Warrior - Second Strike lifts the basic game to an 8.0/10 with longer & better missions.

    One would be forgiven for thinking that "City Interactive" and "good game" are mutually exclusive terms. One would usually be right, especially having played a few CI titles over the years. However ev...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    Battlefield 2 and its add-ons offer hours, days, indeed weeks of modern era FPS fun.

    Battlefield 2

    Rated on March 13, 2012 by Perth2008

    Battlefield 2 and its add-ons offer hours, days, indeed weeks of modern era FPS fun.

    During the 2011-2012 Christmas and New Year holiday period I reinstalled a couple of FPS games I had not played since 2008 namely the Joint Operations: Combined Arms game from 2004 (comprising JO Typh...

    3 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    Battlefield 2 Armoured Fury and its add-ons offer hours, days, indeed weeks of modern era FPS fun.

    Battlefield 2: Armored Fury

    Rated on March 13, 2012 by Perth2008

    Battlefield 2 Armoured Fury and its add-ons offer hours, days, indeed weeks of modern era FPS fun.

    During the 2011-2012 Christmas and New Year holiday period I reinstalled a couple of FPS games I had not played since 2008 namely the Joint Operations: Combined Arms game from 2004 (comprising JO Typh...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    Battlefield 2 Euro Force and its add-ons offer hours, days, indeed weeks of modern era FPS fun.

    Battlefield 2: Euro Force

    Rated on March 05, 2012 by Perth2008

    Battlefield 2 Euro Force and its add-ons offer hours, days, indeed weeks of modern era FPS fun.

    During the 2011-2012 Christmas and New Year holiday period I reinstalled a couple of FPS games I had not played since 2008 namely the Joint Operations: Combined Arms game from 2004 (comprising JO Typh...

    3 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    Battlefield 2 and its add-ons offer hours, days, indeed weeks of modern era FPS fun.

    Battlefield 2: Complete Collection

    Rated on March 05, 2012 by Perth2008

    Battlefield 2 and its add-ons offer hours, days, indeed weeks of modern era FPS fun.

    During the 2011-2012 Christmas and New Year holiday period I reinstalled a couple of FPS games I had not played since 2008 namely the Joint Operations: Combined Arms game from 2004 (comprising JO Typh...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    Battlefield 2 and its add-ons offer hours, days, indeed weeks of modern era FPS fun.

    Battlefield 2: Deluxe Edition

    Rated on March 05, 2012 by Perth2008

    Battlefield 2 and its add-ons offer hours, days, indeed weeks of modern era FPS fun.

    During the 2011-2012 Christmas and New Year holiday period I reinstalled a couple of FPS games I had not played since 2008 namely the Joint Operations: Combined Arms game from 2004 (comprising JO Typh...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    Battlefield 2 and its add-ons, including Special Forces, offer hours, days, indeed weeks of modern era FPS fun.

    Battlefield 2: Special Forces

    Rated on March 05, 2012 by Perth2008

    Battlefield 2 and its add-ons, including Special Forces, offer hours, days, indeed weeks of modern era FPS fun.

    During the 2011-2012 Christmas and New Year holiday period I reinstalled a couple of FPS games I had not played since 2008 namely the Joint Operations: Combined Arms game from 2004 (comprising JO Typh...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.5
    Joint Operations provides literally hours of single player action in each mission, but its not all beer and skittles.<br

    Joint Operations: Combined Arms

    Rated on January 21, 2012 by Perth2008

    Joint Operations provides literally hours of single player action in each mission, but its not all beer and skittles.<br

    During the 2011-2012 Christmas and New Year holiday period I reinstalled a couple of FPS games I had not played since 2008 namely the Joint Operations: Combined Arms game from 2004 (comprising JO Typh...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.5
    Joint Operations provides literally hours of single player action in each mission, but its not all beer and skittles.

    Joint Operations: Typhoon Rising

    Rated on January 21, 2012 by Perth2008

    Joint Operations provides literally hours of single player action in each mission, but its not all beer and skittles.

    During the 2011-2012 Christmas and New Year holiday period I reinstalled a couple of FPS games I had not played since 2008 namely the Joint Operations: Combined Arms game from 2004 (comprising JO Typh...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.5
    Joint Operations provides literally hours of single player action in each mission, but it's not all beer and skittles.

    Joint Operations: Escalation

    Rated on January 21, 2012 by Perth2008

    Joint Operations provides literally hours of single player action in each mission, but it's not all beer and skittles.

    During the 2011-2012 Christmas and New Year holiday period I reinstalled a couple of FPS games I had not played since 2008 namely the Joint Operations: Combined Arms game from 2004 (comprising JO Typh...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    Enjoyable gameplay in this FPS with 16 varied SP campaigns in differing locales. Cinematic visuals and sound. Great.

    Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Lockdown

    Rated on November 15, 2011 by Perth2008

    Enjoyable gameplay in this FPS with 16 varied SP campaigns in differing locales. Cinematic visuals and sound. Great.

    LOCKDOWN was my first venture into the Rainbow Six franchise. I really enjoyed the experience. I'm now playing Vegas and have Raven Shield/Athena Sword and Iron Wrath awaiting. I did enjoy playin...

    3 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    Sniper Elite is a rewarding gaming experience and a must have for the sniper aficionado. Thoroughly enjoyable.

    Sniper Elite

    Rated on November 11, 2011 by Perth2008

    Sniper Elite is a rewarding gaming experience and a must have for the sniper aficionado. Thoroughly enjoyable.

    Sniper Elite's single player campaign comprises a number of missions set in and around Berlin in April 1945 in the final days of the Third Reich. Sniper Elite is a WWII-themed third person shooter ho...

    4 out of 5 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.5
    BF1942 is a "beer and pretzels" FPS that provides hours of WW2 themed fun for the casual gamer.

    Battlefield 1942

    Rated on October 27, 2011 by Perth2008

    BF1942 is a "beer and pretzels" FPS that provides hours of WW2 themed fun for the casual gamer.

    Battlefield 1942 (BF1942) and its add-ons, The Road to Rome (RTR) and Secret Weapons of WWII (SW), comprise the Anthology GOTY Edition (patched to v1.6 during installation) re-release which I purchase...

    3 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.5
    BF1942 SWoWWII is a "beer and pretzels" FPS that provides hours of WW2 themed fun for the casual gamer.

    Battlefield 1942: Secret Weapons of WWII

    Rated on October 27, 2011 by Perth2008

    BF1942 SWoWWII is a "beer and pretzels" FPS that provides hours of WW2 themed fun for the casual gamer.

    Battlefield 1942 (BF1942) and its add-ons, The Road to Rome (RTR) and Secret Weapons of WWII (SW), comprise the Anthology GOTY Edition (patched to v1.6 during installation) re-release which I purchase...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.5
    BF1942 is a "beer and pretzels" FPS that provides hours of WW2 themed fun for the casual gamer.

    Battlefield 1942: World War II Anthology

    Rated on October 27, 2011 by Perth2008

    BF1942 is a "beer and pretzels" FPS that provides hours of WW2 themed fun for the casual gamer.

    Battlefield 1942 (BF1942) and its add-ons, The Road to Rome (RTR) and Secret Weapons of WWII (SW), comprise the Anthology GOTY Edition (patched to v1.6 during installation) re-release which I purchase...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.5
    BF1942 Road to Rome is a "beer and pretzels" FPS that provides hours of WW2 themed fun for the casual gamer.

    Battlefield 1942: The Road to Rome

    Rated on October 27, 2011 by Perth2008

    BF1942 Road to Rome is a "beer and pretzels" FPS that provides hours of WW2 themed fun for the casual gamer.

    Battlefield 1942 (BF1942) and its add-ons, The Road to Rome (RTR) and Secret Weapons of WWII (SW), comprise the Anthology GOTY Edition (patched to v1.6 during installation) re-release which I purchase...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    SCDA offers interesting missions and a novel trust system that keeps Sam Fisher on his toes. Better than expected.

    Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Double Agent

    Rated on September 30, 2011 by Perth2008

    SCDA offers interesting missions and a novel trust system that keeps Sam Fisher on his toes. Better than expected.

    Splinter Cell Double Agent (SCDA, v1.02a), with its interesting twist of divided loyalties, is a solid entry in this excellent series. Depending on your PC set up the enjoyment and indeed immersion i...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    Nightfire will provide several hours of enjoyable Bond-themed FPS action provided you overlook its shortcomings.

    James Bond 007: NightFire

    Rated on August 11, 2011 by Perth2008

    Nightfire will provide several hours of enjoyable Bond-themed FPS action provided you overlook its shortcomings.

    James Bond 007 Nightfire (Nightfire) was one of the earliest non-military FPS games I played. I previously reviewed it here at GameSpot in November 2008 in what was my first attempt at a review (now ...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    AOPH is like peanuts ... it can be hard to stop after your first taste.

    Attack on Pearl Harbor

    Rated on August 04, 2011 by Perth2008

    AOPH is like peanuts ... it can be hard to stop after your first taste.

    Simply put Attack on Pearl Harbor (AOPH) is essentially an enhanced version of the fun WWII arcade-style air combat game Air Conflicts (AC) with the action shifted from Russia and North Africa to the ...

    3 out of 3 found this review helpful.