User Reviews & Ratings

Average Score 7.55/10

Total of 339 user ratings spread across 339 releases

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  • Review Score:6.5
    Not BioWare's finest hour.

    Dragon Age: Origins - Awakening

    Not BioWare's finest hour.

    Last year's Dragon Age was a successful title for BioWare; many considered it one of their best games since Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic at the very least. While that may certainly be true the game suffered fro... Read Full Review

    9 of 13 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7.5
    A decent sequel to a decent game.

    Mass Effect 2

    A decent sequel to a decent game.

    Mass Effect 2 was not a game I was particularly excited about. I found the original lacking in many areas and thought it would have been better if it was not treated as an RPG. In retrospect it probably wasn't a good ide... Read Full Review

    7 of 14 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.5
    BioWare's latest RPG is a satisfactory attempt at bringing the gameplay of Baldur's Gate into the current generation.

    Dragon Age: Origins (Collector's Edition)

    BioWare's latest RPG is a satisfactory attempt at bringing the gameplay of Baldur's Gate into the current generation.

    Anyone remember Baldur's Gate, BioWare's first Role Playing Game? It was twelve years ago now that Baldur's Gate hit store shelves and became the title that would define BioWare's future as a mainstream RPG developer. Dr... Read Full Review

    5 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8
    The first decent use of the Alien and Predator licenses in a video game.

    Aliens Versus Predator

    The first decent use of the Alien and Predator licenses in a video game.

    Aliens versus Predator is considered by many Alien and Predator fans to be the first decent use of the Alien and Predator licenses in a video game. Developed by Rebellion Entertainment; Aliens Versus Predator takes the p... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.5
    Improves upon the original Aliens Versus Predator in nearly every way.

    Aliens Versus Predator 2

    Improves upon the original Aliens Versus Predator in nearly every way.

    Rebellion did an okay job with the original Aliens Versus Predator, and it was fairly well received so that it's no surprise that Fox Interactive called for a sequel. This particular title developed by Monolith attempted... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:3.5

    Aliens Versus Predator 2: Primal Hunt Expansion Pack

  • Review Score:3.5
    A huge disappointment after Aliens Versus Predator 2.

    Aliens vs. Predator 2: Primal Hunt

    A huge disappointment after Aliens Versus Predator 2.

    Aliens Versus Predator 2 was a great game so I honestly didn't believe that Third Law could screw up the expansion that they were tasked with developing, but they did a good job at doing just that. Like the base game ... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9
    A hilarious parody of JRPGs, and a decent game in its own right.

    Barkley, Shut Up and Jam: Gaiden, Chapter 1 of the Hoopz Barkley SaGa

    A hilarious parody of JRPGs, and a decent game in its own right.

    Japanese Role Playing Games used to be the big thing in the 90's before Western RPGs started dominating the market. Despite cRPGs being the top dog right now thanks to companies like BioWare and even Bethesda JRPGs still... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:4.5
    Intergalactic Fallout.

    Fallout 3: Mothership Zeta

    Intergalactic Fallout.

    While playing Mothership Zeta I was reminded of some of those old alien flicks from the 50's, and whether or not that's a good thing is in the eye of the beholder I guess. For me though; this was a very bad thing. Mot... Read Full Review

    4 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8
    A solid remake of a classic adventure game.

    King's Quest III: To Heir Is Human (VGA)

    A solid remake of a classic adventure game.

    In King's Quest III VGA you assume the role of a new character, Gwydion, who is seemingly unrelated to Graham and Daventry. Gwydion is a servant boy under the "employ" of an evil wizard called Manaanan who wants to escap... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9
    A remake that breathes new life into a classic Sierra adventure.

    King's Quest II: Romancing The Stones (VGA)

    A remake that breathes new life into a classic Sierra adventure.

    King's Quest II is set some time after the original, with Graham sitting on Daventry's throne as King. Graham who is getting lonely sees a vision of a young woman trapped in a tower. Graham dons his adventurer's cap (whi... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.5
    A great remake of a classic Sierra adventure.

    King's Quest I: Quest for the Crown (VGA Version)

    A great remake of a classic Sierra adventure.

    The King's Quest series stands as one of the first series' of graphical adventure games following successful text adventures like the Zork series. Over the years the King's Quest series received a significant and dedicat... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7
    Wasted potential.

    Fallout 3: Point Lookout

    Wasted potential.

    When I heard about Point Lookout being a "swamp horror" themed DLC, I thought it would have been great to see some paranormal activity going on since the actual Point Lookout, Maryland is alleged to be a very haunted pla... Read Full Review

    4 of 9 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8
    Fallout 3 is true to the Fallout setting, and has an attention to detail that is not common for Bethesda.

    Fallout 3

    Fallout 3 is true to the Fallout setting, and has an attention to detail that is not common for Bethesda.

    I was one of those folks who called Fallout 3 "Oblivion with guns" before its release, after playing The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion I wasn't exactly expecting what we ended up getting. Fallout 3 is actually a very good, ... Read Full Review

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

    Mass Effect

  • Review Score:7.5
    A good cinematic third person shooter, but not a good RPG.

    Mass Effect

    A good cinematic third person shooter, but not a good RPG.

    Being very leery of BioWare and their one trick pony writers, I went into Mass Effect with low expectations despite all of the hype surrounding it. Since my expectations were so low I can't say I was disappointed, but I ... Read Full Review

    4 of 8 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7
    The only Fallout 3 DLC worth buying, and I say that loosely.

    Fallout 3: Broken Steel

    The only Fallout 3 DLC worth buying, and I say that loosely.

    So first we got Operation: Anchorage, a Medal of Honor simulation in an action/RPG gameplay system. Then came The Pitt which introduced a very brief sojourn to Post Apocalyptic Pittsburgh for a buggy industrial hike. Fin... Read Full Review

    5 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:6.5
    True to the Fallout style, but like Operation: Anchorage it is very short, and very buggy.

    Fallout 3: The Pitt

    True to the Fallout style, but like Operation: Anchorage it is very short, and very buggy.

    Operation: Anchorage was a pretty disappointing DLC pack for last year's Fallout 3, so I didn't have high expectations for The Pitt. I was actually surprised that the Pitt was a very traditional side quest for the Fallou... Read Full Review

    8 of 11 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:6
    A short, linear, and buggy Medal of Honor in the Fallout setting.

    Fallout 3 - Operation: Anchorage

    A short, linear, and buggy Medal of Honor in the Fallout setting.

    Fallout 3 was a surprisingly great game when it hit shelves last year, especially since my expectations were so low. Generally I don't support the whole DLC fad that is going around, as paying for small batches of conten... Read Full Review

    4 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7
    A solid game that seems to be missing the "subtlety" of historical assassinations.

    Assassin's Creed: Director's Cut Edition

    A solid game that seems to be missing the "subtlety" of historical assassinations.

    When I think of assassins, I generally think of men and women who use stealth and other subtle means to take out their targets. The Dark Brotherhood quest line in The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion is a good example of this.... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:7

    Assassin's Creed

  • Review Score:7
    After playing Galactic Civilizations II, the original game feels like a staggeringly large step back.

    Galactic Civilizations: Deluxe Edition

    After playing Galactic Civilizations II, the original game feels like a staggeringly large step back.

    After playing and enjoying Galactic Civilizations II and its two expansions extensively I decided to try out its predecessor. I have to admit, I was expecting the original game to contain a bit less content than its succ... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9
    A lot of high quality content, but a few grating flaws as well.

    Sid Meier's Civilization IV: Complete

    A lot of high quality content, but a few grating flaws as well.

    Admittedly I never found the past Civilization titles that good. They all felt dry and lifeless to me, some of them placing too much emphasis on pointless drivel. Civilization IV is a significant improvement over its pre... Read Full Review

    7 of 8 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:5

    Star Wars: The Force Unleashed

  • Review Score:5
    It has a great story, but the generic and tedious gameplay kills the experience.

    Star Wars: The Force Unleashed

    It has a great story, but the generic and tedious gameplay kills the experience.

    It seems like good Star Wars games are hard to come by these days as opposed to the early to late nineties when nearly every Star Wars game was actually quite good. The Force Unleashed was hyped to death up until release... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:5.5
    Stop making Red Alert games, EA.

    Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3

    Stop making Red Alert games, EA.

    EA decided to once again employ its "one game a year" strategy, this time on the C&C series with Red Alert 3 arriving about a year after Tiberium Wars. Red Alert 3's prologue is set after Red Alert 2: Yuri's Revenge, ... Read Full Review

    7 of 13 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7.5
    A good expansion that places emphasis on gameplay rather than story.

    Neverwinter Nights 2: Storm of Zehir

    A good expansion that places emphasis on gameplay rather than story.

    Remember those old Gold Box D&D CRPGs from the early to mid nineties? The ones with barely any plot? Storm of Zehir is a delightful return to the days when a CRPG storyline only served to prepare you for your next battle... Read Full Review

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

    Fallout Tactics: Brotherhood of Steel

  • Review Score:7
    It's a solid tactical game, but it could have been a lot better.

    Fallout Tactics

    It's a solid tactical game, but it could have been a lot better.

    Being a fan of the first Fallout, and to a lesser degree Fallout 2 I decided to go out and buy Fallout Tactics before purchasing Fallout 3. Fallout Tactics has, since its release received mixed reactions from the Fallout... Read Full Review

    7 of 8 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9
    A must have final expansion if you liked Galactic Civilizations II, and Dark Avatar.

    Galactic Civilizations II: Twilight of the Arnor

    A must have final expansion if you liked Galactic Civilizations II, and Dark Avatar.

    I was fairly impressed by the additions added to Dark Avatar, so that expansion struck me as a tough act for Twilight of the Arnor to follow. Still, even though I wouldn't call any of Twilight's additions and tweaks "ear... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9
    Dark Avatar fixes most of my problems with Galactic Civilizations II.

    Galactic Civilizations II: Dark Avatar

    Dark Avatar fixes most of my problems with Galactic Civilizations II.

    Galactic Civilizations II: Dark Avatar, being an expansion, needs no in depth introduction. Despite being only an expansion, though; Dark Avatar comes packed with a lot of tweaks, and new features to keep players interes... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.5
    A good sequel that suffers from some problems.

    Fallout 2

    A good sequel that suffers from some problems.

    Fallout was an undeniably great game and it is of no surprise that Black Isle produced a sequel only a year later. Fallout 2 used the exact same engine as the original game while still managing to pull off being a solid ... Read Full Review

    2 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9
     Without a doubt one of the best role playing games ever developed.

    Fallout

    Without a doubt one of the best role playing games ever developed.

    The now defunct Black Isle studios left a legacy behind with a few of the industry's best RPGs. Among these RPGs is Fallout; a non linear game with a somewhat loose story and turn based combat, but a great atmosphere and... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8
    It sometimes feels like a glorified expansion, but Battlefront II is still a fun game in its own right.

    Star Wars: Battlefront II

    It sometimes feels like a glorified expansion, but Battlefront II is still a fun game in its own right.

    Last year's Star Wars: Battlefront was generally considered a hit; especially by Star Wars fans who always wanted to participate in the classic Star Wars battles up close and personal. Exactly one year later Battlefront ... Read Full Review

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

    Star Wars: Battlefront II (DVD Edition)

  • Review Score:9
    I'm rarely able to get into 4X games, but Galactic Civilizations II is just plain brilliant.

    Galactic Civilizations II: Dread Lords

    I'm rarely able to get into 4X games, but Galactic Civilizations II is just plain brilliant.

    I've played many 4X games, the Civilizations, and Master of Orion to name a few... but none of them really sucked me in. Galactic Civilizations II presents a satisfying strategy experience with deep gameplay, and a lot o... Read Full Review

    3 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7
    A decent effort at remaking a New World Computing classic.

    King's Bounty: The Legend

    A decent effort at remaking a New World Computing classic.

    King's Bounty was one of those old PC titles that not many people have heard of, but it still managed to gain a dedicated following. A predecessor to the Heroes of Might and Magic series, the original King's Bounty was s... Read Full Review

    1 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.5
    A great horror themed shooter with a solid story, and entertaining gameplay.

    Clive Barker's Undying

    A great horror themed shooter with a solid story, and entertaining gameplay.

    I have to be honest, I haven't read any of Clive Barker's writings, so the whole "Clive Barker" thing in the title just didn't catch my attention. After playing Undying, though; I can see why he's a fairly popular horror... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:7.5

    Neverwinter Nights

  • Review Score:7.5
    The best OC for the original Neverwinter Nights, but that's not really saying much.

    Neverwinter Nights: Hordes of the Underdark

    The best OC for the original Neverwinter Nights, but that's not really saying much.

    Bioware releases a lot of hit and miss titles that get endless praise, the only exception being the Neverwinter Nights OC which is universally considered abysmal. Hordes of the Underdark is the second expansion to the or... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful