Total of 52 user reviews spread across 52 releases
You know your new game isn't very good when your stock price tanks 21% the day it's released due to bad reviews
At the outset, I'm going to say that I was really excited about this game. I looked forward to it, I watched all the trailers, looked at all the gameplay pictures and read all the preview hype. It s...
Mass Effect 3
All childish negativity aside, any true gamers or fans of the ME series/Bioware simply owes it to themselves to play ME3
It seems like any time a developer wants to take chances with a series, everyone gets up in arms about it without playing it or trying to understand why some changes were made. There was an article o...
Rage takes many cues from a lot of different games, and it delivers on its promise for some good old-school fun
I've been a bit of an id fan since the original doom back in the day. I had the original quake for my 266mhz IBM, and I loved Doom 3 for the original Xbox. Id is one of those companies that doesn't ...
Doom 3 BFG Edition
Despite showing its age, even with the updated graphics, Doom 3 remains a fantastic horror-shooter in its own right.
I remember when Doom 3 was first released. It was a return to form for Id Software, the iconic developer that only releases a game when they're damn sure that it's ready. I was like 18 when Doom 3 c...
Far Cry 3
This is the premier shooter of the year. Open world junkies should take note. This is my GOTY
Ahh FarCry. I remember when the first FarCry was released, and we thought that PC gaming had reached its apex. How could anyone top the open-world environment and shooting mechanics of the original ...
Although a great game in its own right, Dishonored gets high marks for taking chances on a landscape that discourages it
I work at a store that sells video games, and every time I walk into that particular corner of the store, I am always a bit discouraged by the fact that nearly every single game on the shelf is a sequ...
Assassin's Creed III
A triumphant return for one of my favorite franchises in gaming held back by baffling steps backward.
I am a huge fan of the Assassin's Creed franchise. AC1 was the first game I ever played for Xbox 360, and it was love at first sight. The crisp visuals, badass climbing and parkour mix, the intrigui...
Max Payne 3
The third installment in the series takes no chances, and tells a tale so expertly-written, it's worth playing again
I just finished my second playthrough of Max Payne 2. I am home sick and I wasn't really in the mood for a three-day Diablo-thon, so I decided to pick this game up on a whim from Steam. Boy am I gla...
As someone who has managed to play a good portion of the game, I recommend you ignore the trolls. It rules.
There's an unfortunate trend in gaming these days. Gamers feel entitled to instant gratification, and when something doesn't go their way, they start making absurd demands of developers who want noth...
The Witcher: Enhanced Edition
While the game is a bit dated by now, it's a surprisingly complete, very adult tale that bleeds detail and charm.
I purchased the Witcher 2 on launch day. It was one of the first PC games I bought in years. I built a custom gaming rig a little over a year ago, and I wanted to play the latest and greatest stuff ...
The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings
Not for the hobbyist adventurer or slow-witted, The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings is one of the best PC RPG's in history
I am relatively new to hardcore PC gaming. I built a gaming rig about a year ago, and since that time, I have found PC gaming to be an amazing experience. My PC can do so many things that my console...
Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City
It has a few moments approaching brilliance, but the overall experience is broken, buggy, and frustratingly derivative
*******PLEASE NOTE: THIS REVIEW MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS******** I often preface my reviews with a tidbit about how I am a hardcore gamer, and I give every game due consideration before putting pen t...
An absolute triumph of graphic storytelling and poetic exploration
Before I get underway, I need to say a few things about my experience as a gamer. I play and appreciate all kinds of games. I love action games, adventure games, horror games, role-playing games, st...
Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning
Solid foundation, but comes across as overly Fable-esque. Ridiculously fun combat, but very little we haven't seen.
(I am playing this game on PC, but I am using an xbox controller, so I feel that my review belongs here, because I am using the same interface as xbox players. Since I am actually playing this game o...
Dragon Age: Origins
BioWare's signature RPG formula is on full display, and while the approach is very straightforward, it's very rewarding.
I realized recently that I hadn't reviewed this game, and I have no idea why. This is one of my favorite games from BioWare (besides Mass Effect and KOTOR, of course), and it deserves a good look onc...
Assassin's Creed: Revelations
A game that pushes unnecessary elements into our faces while sacrificing storytelling. It could have been so much more.
Before I start with this review, I want to make it perfectly clear that I am a pretty big Assassin's Creed fan. I own every game in the series, and I think that the overall gameplay formula is specta...
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
No other game of this or any generation has as much content, nor does any other game in history have as much soul.
I often preface my reviews by explaining that I'm not a fanboy, but I'm afraid I can't really say that this time around. I've been an Elder Scrolls fan for almost a decade (since Morrowind was first ...
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
A fantastic voyage into one of the most beautifully realized worlds in gaming history.
With Skyrim right around the corner, I do what I always do when a new installment of a franchise I love is on the cusp of release: I whip out its predecessors and play them. A lot. Since Skyrim and ...
Battlefield 3 (Limited Edition)
Graphically astounding and an audio tour de force, Battlefield 3 does so many things right, but horribly fails in others
I like to preface my reviews by saying I'm not a fanboy. I'm a freaking gamer. I own over 50 games for Xbox 360, and a laundry list of PC games. I don't have a PS3, but I think it's a great system....
Batman: Arkham City
This game feels less like a throwback to the comics and cartoons, and more like a masterpiece of new ideas and content
Arkham Asylum ruled. If you disagree, I suggest you stop reading right now. It was the game for gamers, not weekend warriors or FPS fanboys. It managed to take a ubiquitous piece of modern culture ...
Gears of War 3
A masterpiece, brimming with content, a jaw-dropping campaign, and an excellent send-off to a genre defining classic
I am going to preface this review with the same statement I open a lot of my reviews with: I'm not a fanboy. I play all kinds of games, and I don't consider myself some kind of zealot fan of any seri...
Dead Island (Platinum Hits)
While the game suffers from some unbelievable technical issues, it's a great experience that grows on you more and more.
I'm going to preface this review by saying I love zombie games. A lot. I've played every Resident: Evil game (multiple playthroughs for each), I love Left 4 Dead, and I just can't get enough undead ...
Deus Ex: Human Revolution
While certainly not for those die-hard FPS fans that only like running and shooting all the time, this is a great game
Ah, Deus Ex. While I never played the original, its sequel, "Invisible War," was one of my favorite Xbox games. That's an odd thing to say, especially because that game wasn't very well received by ...
This is a game that is so great because it forces players to use their brains, rather than their trigger fingers
At the outset, I'm going to warn you that this isn't GTA. It was never supposed to be GTA, and I'm tired of hearing people say, "This is lame, GTA was so much better." This is a game about upholding t...
Technical achievements aside, L.A. Noire manages to do something that few games can: force players to think, not shoot.
At the outset, I'm going to warn you that this isn't GTA. It was never supposed to be GTA, and I'm tired of hearing people say, "This is lame, GTA was so much better." This is a game about upholding...
Dragon Age II
While a little sparse and perhaps the victim of its own hype, Dragon Age II is a fantastic game.
Is Dragon Age II the same as the first game? No. Gamespot's review is very accurate and honest. As much as I loved the first game, and cursed it for some of its obvious shortcomings, the second ins...
Dead Space 2
The magnum opus of survival-horror returns with a new installment that's better than the original
(First review was deleted by GS because I complained about their score. Don't worry, moderators. I'll be good) So it's finally here. The follow-up to the fantastic 2008 masterpiece that turned t...
An unforgettable voyage into the darker side of Sci-Fi
I'm reviewing Dead Space now because I revisited it this weekend in anticipation of Tuesday's release of this year's GOTY, Dead Space 2. I wanted to reacquaint myself with the game's mechanics and st...
Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood (Auditore Edition)
I write this as the ending credits roll. If you are a fan of Assassin's Creed, then you owe it to yourself to play this
First of all, I'm going to say that I'm an Assassin's Creed aficionado. I own every game, and I've played them through many times (except this one, which I just finished). It's a series that has alw...
Call of Duty: Black Ops
While it's more of what you'd expect from COD, it's more of the great things, tweaked to make you take a second look
I'm going to preface this review by saying I'm a COD naysayer. Yes, I own COD 2, COD 3, and CODWAW, but the Modern Warfare series has always seemed to be an exercise in futility to me. Don't get me ...
Fallout: New Vegas
An impressive re-envisioning of Bethesda's game of the year, this game is no copy... It's better.
I'm not ashamed to admit I'm a Fallout Fanboy. I loved Fallout 3 and I've played Fallout 1 &2. Fallout 3 was my favorite for a number of reasons: First, it took a dungeon crawling turn based rpg an...
While beautiful and definitely charming, the gorgeous world of Albion has grown boring and small.
At the outset, I need to say this: I am a Fable fan. I waited in a midnight madness for the first two games. So don't go and say I'm a hater just because I didn't like this game. But now... On to...
A realistic review from someone who's played every Halo game, but isn't a Halo fan
I'm going to get this fact in the open right now: I haven't been a Halo fan since the first game. The gripes that many have about the series are kind of true, in that the game didn't really stray too...
Remedy pushed this game back numerous times, and the end result is obviously a labor of love
I have been a survival horror fan for over 10 years, since the first Resident Evil and Silent Hill games were released for the Playstation way back in the day. Since those days, there have been a num...
Final Fantasy XIII
The Gamespot review is so wrong it's a hate crime...
Final Fantasy XIII is everything I was hoping for. To see Gamespot so horrendously bash it is not only unbecoming of a site that I love; I almost consider it the worst form of prejudice. FFXIII ...
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
FPS games aren't my favorite, but this game shows a lot of care and thought on the part of developers
I find it shocking that, on 11/11, GS still has no review up for this game. Anyways, so here it is, the most popular game ever, and I'm writing about it. I'll keep it short. keep in mind i mostly...
the hallmarks of an old-school beat-em-up coupled with the mythos of the most endearing modern anime make afro great!
i'm somwhat biased in this review because i have been a HUGE fan of afro samurai since it debuted. however, as a die-hard gamer, i also find that this game stands on its own two feet as a wonderful, ...
Kengo: Legend of the 9
i pride myself on being a good reviewer of games. bear that in mind with this honest review
okay, i'm going to say it flat out... this game sure as hell aint perfect. it's got its share of problems. that being said, i WILL say that this game is worth a look by a lot of people. people who ...
EA and DICE have created a diamond in the rough. a true classic from birth, mirrors edge delivers amazing enjoyment
i'll be the first to admit that i was skeptical when i heard/read about this game at the onset. about seven months ago, i saw the first screenshots for this game. it seemed like one of those ambitio...
Far Cry 2
while certainly a departure from the original farcry's tropical setting and combat, don't count this great game out
so, it's here. farcry 2. i didn't pick it up immediately after it came out because i wanted to have some time to give it some thought. after all, sixty bucks is a lot of money. in the end though, ...