User Reviews & Ratings

Average Score 7.93/10

Total of 67 user reviews spread across 67 releases

  1. 10
    (8)
  2. 9
    (11)
  3. 8
    (19)
  4. 7
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  5. 6
    (12)
  6. 5
    (1)
  7. 4
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  • User Rating:8
    Storytelling vs. game mechanics - A paradox for the ages

    The Walking Dead: Episode 1: A New Day

    Storytelling vs. game mechanics - A paradox for the ages

    The interesting thing about The walking Dead is, if you would force me to sit down and write a review after immediately finishing the game and measuring its sheer and unfiltered emotional impact (atmosphere, story, chara... Read Full Review

    2 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    A visceral, dark and super-polished rendition of the Dark Knight and probably the best Batman game out there

    Batman: Arkham Asylum

    A visceral, dark and super-polished rendition of the Dark Knight and probably the best Batman game out there

    As every other geek on this planet, I am a big fan of the dark knight (even though I thought his last film was not that good despite the hype) and I am thrilled to say that this has been the purest Batman gaming experien... Read Full Review

    4 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    It retains the charm and wit of the series but the gameplay and visuals are average at best. Great nostalgia value !

    Tales of Monkey Island Chapter 1: Launch of the Screaming Narwhal

    It retains the charm and wit of the series but the gameplay and visuals are average at best. Great nostalgia value !

    Like many others, I am a huge fan of old school Lucasarts (and some Sierra) adventures, the tales of Guybrush Threepwood have been part of my gaming life a long time and the third part in the series (Curse of Monkey Isla... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    A world that sucks you in through visuals, atmosphere and endless possibility, but once it gets you, it goes nowhere.

    The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

    A world that sucks you in through visuals, atmosphere and endless possibility, but once it gets you, it goes nowhere.

    I have played all the Elder Scrolls games in the series beginning with Daggerfall and like many I do believe that Skyrim is the best of the bunch, I was not keen on Morrowind, never got into Oblivivion but put many hours... Read Full Review

    4 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:10
     An amazing space saga . . . unbelievable.

    Mass Effect 2

    An amazing space saga . . . unbelievable.

    I have played the first and second part of Mass Effect back to back and I had the pleasure of having enough spare time to put about 60 hours in both titles. Holy Galaxy what a ride, I cried, laughed, jumped, shouted at t... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6
    A tough difficulty level makes this a very rough experience, but the quirkiness and attention to detail make it fun

    Unstoppable Gorg

    A tough difficulty level makes this a very rough experience, but the quirkiness and attention to detail make it fun

    I was more or less immediately sold on this game due to the amazing theme. Yes, it might be an indie game and theme a mere coating on the cake that is the gameplay but I still think this game might be worth picking up fo... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:5.5
    Despite a kick-ass license, Snowblind delivers a bland and generic RPG with a story so lame it hurts. Disappointing.

    The Lord of the Rings: War in the North

    Despite a kick-ass license, Snowblind delivers a bland and generic RPG with a story so lame it hurts. Disappointing.

    I was excited when I heard that Snowblind was working on an 'RPG' game set in the Lord of the Rings universe. My first sentence already contains some of my major criticisms of the game but let's do away with the good stu... Read Full Review

    5 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    An experience that stays with you for the rest of your life. Immersion, interesting characters and great story.

    Mass Effect

    An experience that stays with you for the rest of your life. Immersion, interesting characters and great story.

    I have avoided playing the Mass Effect series due to my aversion to sci-fi and I can proudly say that I think that this very game might have cured me from this very inaptitude to appreciate a ghost space-sage. The ga... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    I found this to be one of the best gaming experiences I had in my life.

    L.A. Noire: The Complete Edition

    I found this to be one of the best gaming experiences I had in my life.

    Where to start on a review of a game that I scored 10 ? Is it the perfect game and will you expect nothing but praise from this review ? Well, rest assured, there is plenty that is wrong or not at its best in LA Noire an... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    Trine is a beautifully crafted game that should not be missed by anyone

    Trine

    Trine is a beautifully crafted game that should not be missed by anyone

    Trine is a perfect example of a game that turns out to be more than the sum of its parts. A puzzle-2D platformer in the vain of Lost Vikings may not sound like much, but Trine delivers an amazing gameplay experience on s... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6
    A solid but a bit short and superficial past time, especially for fans of very light RTS gaming.

    Swords & Soldiers HD

    A solid but a bit short and superficial past time, especially for fans of very light RTS gaming.

    Swords and Soldiers is described as a RTS game, although it does have not a lot in common with the RTS games most gamers will think about when prompted to name a few. The basic principle of the game lies in what most RTS... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    A very polished and streamlined FPS experience that introduces some welcome innovation to the genre.

    Half-Life 2

    A very polished and streamlined FPS experience that introduces some welcome innovation to the genre.

    I have been keen to play Half Life 2 for a long time. I enjoyed the first game quiet a lot back in the day and ever since the sequel came out, it was overrolled with praise and claims to be the best game ever made (accor... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6.5
    An unforgiving difficulty level paired off with clunky controls makes this a fascinating, albeit frustrating experience

    Brothers in Arms: Road to Hill 30

    An unforgiving difficulty level paired off with clunky controls makes this a fascinating, albeit frustrating experience

    As someone who is used to playing FPS games commando style, taking on hordes of zombies / nazis / aliens and whatnot with a crowbar and a revolver alone, playing a game like Brothers in Arms was quite the unmerciful chan... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    a good game that has some brilliant ideas and is a rare treat of puzzle-gaming that is so hard to find on the PC

    Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes

    a good game that has some brilliant ideas and is a rare treat of puzzle-gaming that is so hard to find on the PC

    Clash of Heroes is a rather unusual entry in the Might & Magic series and a definite detour from the usual RPG/strategy fair. The best way to describe it would be a blend of old school top-down scroller (think Zelda) wit... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6
    Definitely a neat idea but more of a well-spirited novelty and good effort than a satisfying game experience.

    Magicka

    Definitely a neat idea but more of a well-spirited novelty and good effort than a satisfying game experience.

    Played it about halfway through and lost interest. To me the novelty quickly wears off and I think there should have been a more prolonged arch of progression in the game. Maybe start out with only three or four elements... Read Full Review

    7 of 9 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    A solid FPS/platform hybrid with an unusual setting that has some minor flaws and will appeal to patient players.

    Call of Juarez

    A solid FPS/platform hybrid with an unusual setting that has some minor flaws and will appeal to patient players.

    Call of Juarez is an ambitious, albeit flawed game that tells a Wild West story from the perspectives of two men, young Billy Candle, a fugitive on the run and Reverend Ray, his brother, who speaks to the lord and is a m... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    Before you can say 'Waagh' the game is over, you are soaked with orc blood and your trigger finger hurts, good times !

    Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine

    Before you can say 'Waagh' the game is over, you are soaked with orc blood and your trigger finger hurts, good times !

    I have never been exposed to the world of Warhammer and Warhammer 40K before, apart from seeing the tabletop game being played or knowing about Dawn of War. Yet, I always found the world appealing , more so than many oth... Read Full Review

    5 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    Rough around the edges, Dead Island is a visceral and brutal zombie game, with good atmosphere and no story.

    Dead Island

    Rough around the edges, Dead Island is a visceral and brutal zombie game, with good atmosphere and no story.

    I have to admit I am big fan of all things Zombie, so the general idea behind dead Island immediately appealed to me, deserted on a holiday island that has been hit by a Zombie Virus ? Sign me up ! I have spent almost 20... Read Full Review

    2 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    An ambitious game that makes up what it lacks in story and level design with innovation

    Borderlands

    An ambitious game that makes up what it lacks in story and level design with innovation

    The reason why I enjoyed Borderlands is the same reason this game has been praised as industry changer by many, the combination of RPG and FSP. Of course, Borderlands is only a light RPG and more like Diablo with guns th... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6
    A neat mix of time-managment and city building but the fact that you cannot lose the game, makes it too casual for me.

    Royal Envoy

    A neat mix of time-managment and city building but the fact that you cannot lose the game, makes it too casual for me.

    When I first started playing this game, I was quite intrigued, it offers a nice mixture of old school 'Settler' like village-building and time-managment at the same time. You have to plan your city, make sure you houses ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:10
    The Curse of Monkey Island is, in my opinion, the best game in the series

    The Curse of Monkey Island

    The Curse of Monkey Island is, in my opinion, the best game in the series

    How many hours have I spent on various carribean islands thanks to the Monkey Island series. The Curse of Monkey Island is, in my opinion, the best game in the series. The first two games have a very nostalgic appeal to ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    As a game, Audiosurf is quite neat and reminds me of some classic puzzle games such as Klax

    AudioSurf

    As a game, Audiosurf is quite neat and reminds me of some classic puzzle games such as Klax

    As a game, Audiosurf is quite neat and reminds me of some classic puzzle games such as Klax. Yet, the crux of the game is the ability to load in your own MP3 (or listen to the in-game radio) and let the game build the le... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    Blood pits you against raving monks, rising zombies and all sorts of defiant beings

    Blood

    Blood pits you against raving monks, rising zombies and all sorts of defiant beings

    Blood is part of a bizarre series of games which made the harddisks in the 90ies. FPS games which a theme and/or setting significantly quirky, gorey, surreal and self-ironic. Duke Nukem, Redneck Rampage, Shadow Warr... Read Full Review

    4 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    a very intense gaming experience, especially or maybe only if you are an adventure game and / or Blade Runner enthusiast

    Blade Runner

    a very intense gaming experience, especially or maybe only if you are an adventure game and / or Blade Runner enthusiast

    I am big fan fan of Blade Runner and Ridley Scott in general. So I was pleased when Blade Runner was released and despite the lack of anything resembling good 'ole Harrison Ford, the game recreated the Blade Runner unive... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    Where could who race who with what ?

    Big Red Racing

    Where could who race who with what ?

    There are but a few "racing" games around which take the formula of racing and turn it on its head by making the actual "racing" aspect of the game playing second fiddle to some other quirks in the game. Big Red Racing... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6
    Battle Bugs is a rather unusual piece of real time strategy.  Id rather call it real time tactical game

    Battle Bugs

    Battle Bugs is a rather unusual piece of real time strategy. Id rather call it real time tactical game

    Battle Bugs is a rather unusual piece of real time strategy. Id rather call it real time tactical game as there is not too much strategy involved. The game lacks any sort of resource managment, building or research facil... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    a brilliant Beat 'Em up and maybe on of the best of the genre out there.

    Batman Returns

    a brilliant Beat 'Em up and maybe on of the best of the genre out there.

    Nowadays, with the caped crusader being back en vogue again, thanks to Christopher Nolan and his masterful resurrection of the franchise, some people forget that Batman had already a small era of "prime" back in the 90ie... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    this game is the perfect example on how aesthetic production values such as the anmations can make a game good

    Battle Chess

    this game is the perfect example on how aesthetic production values such as the anmations can make a game good

    A chess game at its core, this game is the perfect example on how aesthetic production values such as the anmations in this case make or break the game. In this case, they absolutely MAKE the game. Every time one of your... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
     a stripped down, more action orientated version of the Diablo formula.

    Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance (PCCW The Best)

    a stripped down, more action orientated version of the Diablo formula.

    I have played through this game a few times with my brother. While it is a solid single-player experience on its own i truly shines as a two player cooperative game. Featuring the usual array of heroes you roam the lan... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    you find yourself heavily armed with a huge yellow canister, sneaking through the hallways and getting rid of those bugg

    Arachnophobia

    you find yourself heavily armed with a huge yellow canister, sneaking through the hallways and getting rid of those bugg

    To this day, I must admit I have never seen the movie the game is based on. I somehow missed it when I was a kind and it seems to be quite the obscure title to purchase by today. The game itself is equally unknown a... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6.5
    A cute little game that is perfect for the Nintendo DS and it's touchscreen

    Boku wa Koukuu Kanseikan DS

    A cute little game that is perfect for the Nintendo DS and it's touchscreen

    A cute little game that is perfect for the Nintendo DS and it's touchscreen. In the role of a stressed-out tower coordinatior (Air traffic controller) it is your job to ensure the flawless procedures to go on at the airp... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    The possibility to randomize the worlds you embark to conquer make this title the best in the series, Full of wonder !

    Age of Wonders: Shadow Magic

    The possibility to randomize the worlds you embark to conquer make this title the best in the series, Full of wonder !

    I have played the other titles in the series as well. And while the game mechanics and the atmosphere always appealed to me, I deeply missed the opportunity to let the world be randomized. This stand-alone expasion to ... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6.5
    In the wake of X-Com, Abomination was another squad based game pitting a bunch of good guys against demented mutants

    Abomination

    In the wake of X-Com, Abomination was another squad based game pitting a bunch of good guys against demented mutants

    In the wake of X-Com, Abomination was another squad based game pitting a bunch of good guys against demented mutants (not aliens). The game lacks X-Com's oozing atmosphere and theme though, but is fun to play nonetheless... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    In my opinion the best title in the Trilby quadrilogy

    7 Days a Skeptic

    In my opinion the best title in the Trilby quadrilogy

    Like his other adventure games (5 Days a stranger, 6 days a sacrifice) Ben "Yahtzee" Crosshaw turns a weakness into a virtue by basing the game in a very claustrophbic setting. Even more than in the game from the series,... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:4.5
    While delivering a quite impressive adventure maker, the game does fail to satisfy or entertain.

    Spore Galactic Adventures

    While delivering a quite impressive adventure maker, the game does fail to satisfy or entertain.

    I admit it, I have been trapped by the SPORE franchise once more, damn it. I had been uttely dissapoined by SPORE Core after awaiting it for years. Now, Galactic Adventures "promised" to deepen the game experience by add... Read Full Review

    0 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    Great game with interesting bland of genres. But it is as good as it lasts, which is not as long as you might be used to

    Hinterland

    Great game with interesting bland of genres. But it is as good as it lasts, which is not as long as you might be used to

    Hinterand's premise in simple. The game is split into two parts. First, build your medieval village buy recruiting strolling visitors and buy them lots. The townsfolk come in many varieties and catering for many needs, s... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    A solid and fine gaming experience but not as revolutionary as they are trying to make you believe.

    Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time

    A solid and fine gaming experience but not as revolutionary as they are trying to make you believe.

    The resurrection of the classic Platformer has been a huge success, spawning two sequels. The praise is hard earned but definitely in the right place. Like the original, Sands of Time is a very solid, if a bit unpolish... Read Full Review

    2 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6.5
    Over-the-top gory & quirky FPS experience from now disfunct 3D Realms, cannot keep up with their other titles though

    Rise of the Triad: Dark War

    Over-the-top gory & quirky FPS experience from now disfunct 3D Realms, cannot keep up with their other titles though

    Rise of the Triad: Dark war, or oddly enough abbreviated as ROTT is Apogee's (later 3D Realms) follow up game to Wolfenstein 3D, but it soon departed from the former's style and visuals, becoming a game of its own. Obvio... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    If you are looking for a solid Jump N Run for the PC (not much to look at anyway), Abuse might be the one-stop game.

    Abuse

    If you are looking for a solid Jump N Run for the PC (not much to look at anyway), Abuse might be the one-stop game.

    The Personal computer has never been the Mecca for Jump N Run gamers. The Amiga did it before him with plenty of good and great jump n runs to choose from (Magic Pockets, Switchblade, Wolfchild, Assassin, the list goes o... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    A bold step in RPG gaming, combining the gritty appeal of the goth-punk setting with classic role playing elements. Ace

    Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines

    A bold step in RPG gaming, combining the gritty appeal of the goth-punk setting with classic role playing elements. Ace

    The third and last game by cult game studio Troika (Temple of Elemental Evil, Arcanum), whose games, including this one, still enjoy a huge fan following, which results in unoffcial updates still being released up to thi... Read Full Review

    4 of 4 users found the following review helpful