User Reviews & Ratings

Average Score 7.7/10

Total of 59 user ratings spread across 59 releases

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  • Review Score:7.5
    Great mechanics, insane characters.

    Far Cry 3

    Great mechanics, insane characters.

    Far Cry 3 nails some things very well. Perhaps better than any other game to date you can scale obstacles in first person, vault over low walls, climb ledges, swim and dive, go from sprint into a power slide. There's a f... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8

    Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition

  • Review Score:8
    Masterpiece brought down by issues. Or is it a secret experiment to study the limits of nerd rage?

    Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition

    Masterpiece brought down by issues. Or is it a secret experiment to study the limits of nerd rage?

    I waited to play this game until it had dropped in price some. Considering the sundry issues that it has you shouldn't pay full price for it. Where to start? Dark Souls is simply the worst console port I've ever playe... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7.5
    Pretentious is the right classification, I think

    BioShock Infinite

    Pretentious is the right classification, I think

    Some games you want to like so much. You always hope that what you're playing now is the classic of the future. Pitty Bioshock Infinite isn't that. It is indeed pretentious, like the movie Prometheus. It's got a story th... Read Full Review

    5 of 7 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:7.5

    BioShock Infinite

  • Review Score:7.5
    That's it? That is it??

    Starcraft II: Heart of the Swarm

    That's it? That is it??

    My, this was rather disappointing. Bought it Wednesday evening, now it's Saturday afternoon, and I'm done with the campaign (played at hard difficulty). HotS is a great deal shorter and less interesting than Wings of ... Read Full Review

    5 of 9 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:5.5
    Braindead story. Obnoxious hero. Lame combat. What could possibly be wrong?

    Diablo III

    Braindead story. Obnoxious hero. Lame combat. What could possibly be wrong?

    Blizzard breaks the cardinal rule of gaming, one they have always understood so well until now. This game is NO FUN. Diablo 3 is so easy, I think I died less than 10 times the entire game. Nearly every boss fight is t... Read Full Review

    13 of 20 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.5
    Very similar to Anno 1404, especially impressive if you're new to the franchise.

    Anno 2070

    Very similar to Anno 1404, especially impressive if you're new to the franchise.

    What a delightful feeling to once again play a game designed 100% with keyboard & mouse in mind. Anno 2070 does not represent a big change compared to Anno 1404. You get roughly the same interface. The world is still ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.5
    Awesome facial animations, good story, but gameplay isn't as much fun.

    L.A. Noire: The Complete Edition

    Awesome facial animations, good story, but gameplay isn't as much fun.

    I had some issues getting the game to run properly, initially I had extremely low FPS; it turned out I was accidentally underclocking my 2.4GHz processor to 2.0Ghz (oops), and that made a huge difference. Thing is, I've ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8
    Nothing's changed since Oblivion. Same game, different name. Only the pixels changed.

    The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

    Nothing's changed since Oblivion. Same game, different name. Only the pixels changed.

    Sadly Skyrim is exactly what I expected it to be. Reviewers everywhere fall over their feet kissing Bethesda butt, but why, for crying out loud? The guys at Bethesda just will not learn from their mistakes. I spent 68... Read Full Review

    3 of 13 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:4.5
    Abominable console port that is an insult to PC gamers

    Star Wars: The Force Unleashed - Ultimate Sith Edition

    Abominable console port that is an insult to PC gamers

    What a disgrace this game is. What does it say about you as a game company when you cannot even be bothered to implement mouse support in the menus of your game? What message is that supposed to deliver to your customers... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8

    Deus Ex: Human Revolution

  • Review Score:8
    WARNING: this is a console port. Deus Ex: Human Revolution will not make us forget the original.

    Deus Ex: Human Revolution

    WARNING: this is a console port. Deus Ex: Human Revolution will not make us forget the original.

    One of the first things that strikes you about Deus Ex: Human Revolution is the dancy main menu. Perfectly fine if you only have up/down on the controller to push, but with the mouse it's a little annoying. Welcome to DE... Read Full Review

    3 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.5
    With the update to the graphics, Crysis 2 leads the pack in terms of graphics. Did I mention it was fun?

    Crysis 2

    With the update to the graphics, Crysis 2 leads the pack in terms of graphics. Did I mention it was fun?

    It's good to see that as PC gamers we are leaving the PS3 and Xbox360 behind for good. After updating with the large size patches to get DX11 and high resolution textures, here is a game that says: I'm king of the hill. ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:6.5
    Some of the best graphics so far...and some of the worst voice acting.

    Arcania: Gothic 4

    Some of the best graphics so far...and some of the worst voice acting.

    Gothic 4 is a remarkable mix of outstanding graphics (provided you have the horse-power to run it), good sound effects, fine interface, fine controls, and some extremely lame elements besides. What stands out most is ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:6.5

    Arcania: Gothic 4

  • Review Score:8.5
    Faithful to the original games. Great!

    Fallout: New Vegas

    Faithful to the original games. Great!

    One wonders how Obsidian Entertainment is doing after the disappointing Alpha Protocol. They are the creators of Knights of the Old Republic 2 and Neverwinter Nights 2, both of which had some of the best stories ever in ... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8.5

    Fallout: New Vegas (Collector's Edition)

  • Review Score:7
    Don't fix it if it isn't broken, right? Bioware again messes up a perfectly good franchise.

    Dragon Age II

    Don't fix it if it isn't broken, right? Bioware again messes up a perfectly good franchise.

    It's time to start questioning the sanity of the folks at Bioware. Or is it that they have fallen under the spell of EA? Dragon Age: Origins was a game of unusually high quality, introducing a combat system that I felt w... Read Full Review

    6 of 7 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:7

    Dragon Age II

  • Review Score:8.5
    Worthy sequel to a better predecessor.

    The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings

    Worthy sequel to a better predecessor.

    The Witcher 2 is a great game. It's got some of the best visuals yet and good voice acting. Yet, it doesn't approach the grandeur of its predecessor. As with other games we've seen (Mass Effect, for instance), the dev... Read Full Review

    6 of 9 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7
    Lacks the proper storytelling of the first game. Shallow otherwise.

    The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-Earth II

    Lacks the proper storytelling of the first game. Shallow otherwise.

    The original Battle for Middle-earth was a fairly simple RTS game, but it was well paced and it let you play and level up most of the primary characters in the books. This game fails to meet the standard of the first. Ga... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8
    Interesting game, but the actual gameplay is a little bland.

    Assassin's Creed II

    Interesting game, but the actual gameplay is a little bland.

    Nothing more needs to be said about the DRM employed for this game, right? This is a game that quite handsomely fuses elements from games like GTA, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time and Deus Ex, resulting in a mix ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8

    Assassin's Creed II

  • Review Score:7.5
    Very unpolished at its European release. Mostly good fun.

    Two Worlds II

    Very unpolished at its European release. Mostly good fun.

    I was unfamiliar with the Two Worlds franchise before this, and eager to see how good it was. Well this is an Oblivion clone. You get a nice map in the DVD case, and the world is quite substantial. Unfortunately knowledg... Read Full Review

    7 of 12 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:7.5

    Two Worlds II

  • Review Score:7.5
    Very much inferior to the original

    S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat

    Very much inferior to the original

    I expected Call of Pripyat to be a return to the strong storytelling of the original game, this after the somewhat disappointing stand-alone expansion pack Stalker: Clear Sky. Unfortunately Call of Pripyat is every bit a... Read Full Review

    1 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7.5
    Why fix something that isn't broke?

    Mass Effect 2

    Why fix something that isn't broke?

    Mass Effect 2 is quite a different game from Mass Effect 1. This is no longer an RPG, but rather a 3rd person squad based shooter - RPG hybrid, which has more in common with System Shock, Deus Ex, Stalker, Bioshock etc. ... Read Full Review

    12 of 14 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:7.5

    Divinity II: Ego Draconis

  • Review Score:7.5
    It's got its heart in the right place, but it leaves something to be desired...

    Divinity II: Ego Draconis

    It's got its heart in the right place, but it leaves something to be desired...

    Larian Studios seems to have taken a hint or two from the Malazan Book of the Fallen fantasy series by Steven Erikson, which has prominent 'soletaken' characters that can shapeshift into a dragon. About half way through ... Read Full Review

    5 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9.5
    Basically, Bioware nails it.

    Dragon Age: Origins (Collector's Edition)

    Basically, Bioware nails it.

    With Dragon Age: Origins Bioware set out to match the best game they ever made, which is Baldur's Gate (1/2). Did they succeed? The short answer is, not entirely. Does that mean DA is not a good game? No, in fact it's gr... Read Full Review

    3 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.5
    Risen is Gothic in a new jacket. Great world/level design and relatively good polish for a "Gothic" game.

    Risen

    Risen is Gothic in a new jacket. Great world/level design and relatively good polish for a "Gothic" game.

    Piranha Bytes, developer of the Gothic series split up with publisher JoWood, who apparently kept the Gothic licence, or maybe they're both feel 3 Gothic games are enough. Risen nevertheless copies the old formula to ... Read Full Review

    4 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:7.5

    Drakensang: The Dark Eye

  • Review Score:7.5
    Incoherent. Pretty awful voice acting. Nevertheless kind of addictive. Fun combat.

    Drakensang: The Dark Eye

    Incoherent. Pretty awful voice acting. Nevertheless kind of addictive. Fun combat.

    A long time ago (1995 ish) I played this game called Realms of Arkania: Shadows over Riva, which was also based on the "Das Schwarze Auge" ruleset and it (and the two previous games in its series) was awesome. Naturally ... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8
    Grand! YEAH! Provided you're willing to accept all the crap surrounding the installation.

    Grand Theft Auto IV

    Grand! YEAH! Provided you're willing to accept all the crap surrounding the installation.

    First off, I haven't completed the game yet, but feel I should write a review anyway. GTA 4 is an awesome game hidden under layer upon layer of crap. It's a disgrace that as a paying customer you have to install the "... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8

    Grand Theft Auto IV

  • Review Score:7.5
    At least there's more beards to choose from then ever before.

    Fallout 3

    At least there's more beards to choose from then ever before.

    I only recently got around to playing Fallout 1 & 2. I remember putting away Fallout 1 back when it came out because it wasn't 3D when just around then many great looking 3D shooters came out. My mistake. Anyway I downlo... Read Full Review

    5 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9
    Blows Oblivion out of the water

    The Witcher

    Blows Oblivion out of the water

    What a great game! From the lengthy intro and throughout the game it is obvious just how much work must have been put into the making of The Witcher. The world is extremely detailed, characters go about their daily routi... Read Full Review

    4 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7.5
    So-so. Great interface but otherwise rather boring. Story is incredibly thin and unconvincing.

    Supreme Commander

    So-so. Great interface but otherwise rather boring. Story is incredibly thin and unconvincing.

    I think a good part of any game should be drama. Strategy games in particular tend to depict epic struggles for survival where carnage, death and destruction are followed by glorious victory. Surprisingly in Supreme Com... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8

    Crysis