User Reviews & Ratings

Average Score 5.15/10

Total of 44 user reviews spread across 44 releases

  1. 10
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  2. 9
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  3. 8
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  4. 7
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  5. 6
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  6. 5
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  • User Rating:4
    Unbalanced and Poorly Developed

    Game of Thrones

    Unbalanced and Poorly Developed

    Initially I wasn't aware that there was a Game of Thrones RPG. So when I saw it I knew I had to play it. The story is great and the "Chapters" they use to tell it do a good job of mixing things up. There are a lot of cho... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:4
    Take away the money and supplies, and it's risk with an interface and music (again)

    Europa Universalis IV

    Take away the money and supplies, and it's risk with an interface and music (again)

    My number one complaint about cult classics, like this series of games, is truly that this game can do no wrong. The entire PC gaming industry is just turning into a blind market that's frankly not even growing to even b... Read Full Review

    2 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:2
    OMG SONY RELEASED A GAME

    PlanetSide 2

    OMG SONY RELEASED A GAME

    Seriously ... This game is "all flash, no substance" ... just like Skyrim. It's an FPS Skyrim. BUT WAIT, THERE IS MORE!!! The programming is broken, crashes come years after release. Sony requires years to create d... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:1
    This review is going to be honest and impolite from someone who is not a blind and gagged fanboy

    Deus Ex: Human Revolution

    This review is going to be honest and impolite from someone who is not a blind and gagged fanboy

    The voiceovers are okay but the main character could be better. He sounds a bit too ... hollywood typical. It sounds like a 90s action movie actor without an accent. Other voiceovers are okay though. Modeling and desi... Read Full Review

    2 of 14 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:2
    Good graphics and audio don't make up for a lack in innovation and a few very poor design choices.

    Anno 2070

    Good graphics and audio don't make up for a lack in innovation and a few very poor design choices.

    It's been a while since I reviewed a game. Usually I just keep my mouth shut and mind my own business but Ubisoft left me with little choice except to type in the gamespot url, login to my account and review the game I w... Read Full Review

    2 of 7 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    A great sequel that could have been better if it was less random.

    Crusader Kings II

    A great sequel that could have been better if it was less random.

    Crusader Kings 2 is a sequel to the first game of the same name. It's a grand strategy game where you play a count, duke or king in control of a province, or a number of provinces, instead of the entire kingdom. For t... Read Full Review

    3 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:4
    TLR is a fresh and unique game but the cons tend to leave it in the dust of other games better optimized.

    The Last Remnant

    TLR is a fresh and unique game but the cons tend to leave it in the dust of other games better optimized.

    I will save the best for last. To start off this review, the english voice actors do a good job. I always find that worth mentioning because english voice actors have a nasty habit of generally doing a really really b... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6
    Skyrim is Oblivion in the Snow with Dragons instead of Daedra

    The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

    Skyrim is Oblivion in the Snow with Dragons instead of Daedra

    There was so much hype about the hardware requirements for this game before it was released. Everyone ran around in circles buying brand new computers just to play this one game. It made me a sad little panda. No actuall... Read Full Review

    18 of 29 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:3
    If you don't like critical reviews for bad games then you probably should not read this review. You were warned.

    The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings

    If you don't like critical reviews for bad games then you probably should not read this review. You were warned.

    The Config Tool was nice. Broken, but nice. It covered a lot of things and gave a lot of control over the graphics configuration without having to enter a config file unless you want to disable the mouse smoothing which ... Read Full Review

    7 of 43 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:3
    Don't waste your money.

    Mount & Blade: With Fire & Sword

    Don't waste your money.

    This version of Mount & Blade has less of everything. They stripped it to it's basic core minimum by removing pretty much everything. Then they added very few things which were ideas stolen from other mods, and calle... Read Full Review

    2 of 7 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6
    Too many shortcuts taken and not enough time spent on development.

    Dragon Age II

    Too many shortcuts taken and not enough time spent on development.

    I thought this release was less cinematic. Not just the movies but discussion and combat also. Ogres just run up without any reaction to beginning combat in a scene, and the game seems to be full of situations where the ... Read Full Review

    15 of 16 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:5.5
    Yet another broken engine to add to the plethora of broken engines in a dying industry full of incompetent  PCgame devs.

    Divinity II: The Dragon Knight Saga

    Yet another broken engine to add to the plethora of broken engines in a dying industry full of incompetent PCgame devs.

    If only I had a dollar for every time a developer with a bad engine blamed their bugs on my system, I would certainly be a rich man today. I want to say that Divinity 2 looks like a great game from the outside. The ... Read Full Review

    1 of 10 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:3
    Typically Unstable and Incomplete

    Hearts of Iron III

    Typically Unstable and Incomplete

    I don't even know why they bother to release games in such a state as this. This "game" is so incomplete that it would have been better to not release anything at all instead of repeatedly taking hits to your reputation ... Read Full Review

    3 of 8 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:3.5
    Wait 6 - 12 months before you buy this game.

    Fallout: New Vegas

    Wait 6 - 12 months before you buy this game.

    This game has extremely poor programming issues. The audio gets out of sync for most people even after applying community suggested "fixes". The intro movie doesn't know how to properly use a codec. Granted I'm not... Read Full Review

    4 of 17 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:3.5
    Many years later: a proper review based only on the facts

    Vandal Hearts II (PSOne Books)

    Many years later: a proper review based only on the facts

    I played the first Vandal Hearts a long time ago but never got around to playing the 2nd one. I had just put it to rest when I saw the other reviews here and thought I would offer my own review "based only on the facts".... Read Full Review

    0 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    Could've been worse, could've been better. A good attempt overall.

    Dragon Age: Origins - Awakening

    Could've been worse, could've been better. A good attempt overall.

    I wasn't going to review this because my reviews have been negative lately so I wanted to stay away for a while. But I noticed this getting some bad reactions on the internet so I figured I would offer my 2 cents, for wh... Read Full Review

    6 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:5.5
    This game defines "western" game design.

    Mass Effect 2

    This game defines "western" game design.

    The Good: * Weapon design is nice and well modeled. * Interface is nice, unlocking/hacking is creative and fun. * Good voice acting, but male Shepard still sounds bad. * Nice loading screens, game loads quickly with ... Read Full Review

    13 of 40 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    <br />
If you aren't expecting much you'll be pleasantly surprised--If you're expecting anything more; you'll be disapp

    Atlantica Online

    <br /> If you aren't expecting much you'll be pleasantly surprised--If you're expecting anything more; you'll be disapp

    Atlantica Online (AO) is a turn-based strategic MMORPG. You have a hero character and up to 8 other characters you can recruit, equip and level as "mercenaries". You start out with a few mercenaries and get more as yo... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:10
    An "arcade style" FPS with a quick learning curve that balances perfectly with it's difficulty.

    Unreal Tournament 2004: Editor's Choice Edition

    An "arcade style" FPS with a quick learning curve that balances perfectly with it's difficulty.

    I've played UT2k4 since it came out. I've purchased this game on Steam once and I also purchased it locally 3 or 4 times. I keep coming back to it because it's just so very good. I tend to complain about quite a few g... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6.5
    Bad AI and a couple annoying bugs tend to ruin the fun factor of an otherwise great basketball game.

    NBA 2K10

    Bad AI and a couple annoying bugs tend to ruin the fun factor of an otherwise great basketball game.

    There are a few things that I really didn't much care for when I played this game. I mostly played My Player and it would seem that it is a very popular part of the game. My Player mode is quite buggy. It's very hard ... Read Full Review

    3 of 8 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:5.5
    Everything about this game sucks.

    Red Faction: Guerrilla

    Everything about this game sucks.

    I thought this game would be good because everyone else was complaining about it. As a rule, if other people don't like it, I generally do like it. Well this time there is an exception. I'm putting aside all the bugs ... Read Full Review

    7 of 13 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6.5
    A great game riddled with a "bad" engine and many bugs

    Gothic 3

    A great game riddled with a "bad" engine and many bugs

    Not much really grabs my attention these days. Some companies try to appeal to me as a third party customer, but they often fall short of the expectations. I'm a Strategy-RPG fan. My favorite games are Suikoden 1 & 2,... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Thumbs up; Playable and Re-Playable.

    Neverwinter Nights 2: Mysteries of Westgate

    Thumbs up; Playable and Re-Playable.

    It works the 1st time. I'm saying that right off the bat because it's very rare these days. You can install this and you won't have any problems if you remember to clear out the override folder until the mods are updated... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    How to be Redundant, by Atari.

    Neverwinter Nights 2

    How to be Redundant, by Atari.

    I never thought of reviewing this game until recently. In the past I never had a problem, but now suddenly I am running in to quite a few problems. The auto updating program is supposed to be useful. It is mostly used... Read Full Review

    2 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:2
    Solely designed to rip you off

    The Sims 3

    Solely designed to rip you off

    How this game was picked "Editor's Choice" is a conversation I would very much like to have with the so-called "Editor" of GameSpot.com. None the less, EA came out very predictable with an expansion to it's usual cron... Read Full Review

    21 of 34 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:5
    "Far Cry" 2 lives up to its name yet again.

    Far Cry 2

    "Far Cry" 2 lives up to its name yet again.

    This isn't going to be a long and extensive review because there really isn't much to say about it. Plain and simple; - Music is pretty much nonexistent. Not 1 track stands out in my mind and I don't remember hearing ... Read Full Review

    4 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    Bethesda seems to be back on the right track

    Fallout 3

    Bethesda seems to be back on the right track

    I had to upgrade to play it when my card stopped booting my OS. I've been waiting patiently but now that I have a good PC again the first thing I did was install Fallout 3. Let's begin. Know that I am giving this a pe... Read Full Review

    1 of 7 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:2.5
    Like so many others, Egosoft has yet to learn from their mistakes, and they have had many chances to learn.

    X3: Terran Conflict

    Like so many others, Egosoft has yet to learn from their mistakes, and they have had many chances to learn.

    I'll make this short and sweet. engine quality is horrible enough to force low graphics settings. if valve can code half life 2 to play exquisitely on most PCs, after just 1 try, why can't Egosoft do it after 3 or 4 t... Read Full Review

    2 of 18 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:1
    I can't believe I wasted my money AGAIN

    Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning

    I can't believe I wasted my money AGAIN

    I hate to give a bad review for this game because it has a lot of potential but there is a lot that I find wrong with it. So let's begin... The graphics aren't really that great at all. There are quite a few glitches ... Read Full Review

    7 of 32 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:3.5
    Now stable yet still uninteresting and incomplete

    The Guild 2: Pirates Of The European Seas

    Now stable yet still uninteresting and incomplete

    I've played the previous versions of this game in the past. I, like many others, was unable to enjoy either Europa 1400 or the original TG2 because of crash errors. It was just one of many others, such as most of it's co... Read Full Review

    0 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    Needs some polish from not only LL, but from the players too.

    Second Life

    Needs some polish from not only LL, but from the players too.

    Hello. My friend Talus is a bit of a geek. He used to roleplay in the chatrooms for a while. So naturally when he heard about Second Life he had to give it a try, at least. Plus, he has built on other games before, and h... Read Full Review

    2 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:3.5
    Who needs a mouth for the gift horse when you have lots of hype?

    Europa Universalis: Rome

    Who needs a mouth for the gift horse when you have lots of hype?

    Let's get right down to it. The map is practically empty. There are only a handful of countries you can legitimately play, because of the new "Civilization" modifier, which also is what brings the "Barbarians", easily... Read Full Review

    9 of 21 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:1
    Is 30/40 dollars worth a few skills?<br />
A review from a PvP'er.

    Guild Wars: Eye of the North

    Is 30/40 dollars worth a few skills?<br /> A review from a PvP'er.

    Is 30-40 dollars worth a few skills? ArenaNet seems to think so. If you plan on playing anymore you better get this expansion. You're going to have to dish out 30-40 dollars, depending on where you buy it from, in order ... Read Full Review

    3 of 34 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:10
    KOEI shows the world how it's done. Competitors: Take notes.

    San Goku Shi X

    KOEI shows the world how it's done. Competitors: Take notes.

    I have been a fan of RotK since I first rented Wall of Fire for my SNES, and called Blockbuster, asking them for help, because I couldn't find the "enter" button after I selected my person. Lol! I've come a long way sinc... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    Heavier learning curve, but much better overall than any other Paradox game including EU3.

    Europa Universalis II

    Heavier learning curve, but much better overall than any other Paradox game including EU3.

    //Gameplay// I've been playing strategy games for as long as I have been playing RPGs, which is to say 15+ years (I am in my 20s). I've always had a good mind for playing these types of nation-building type of games; su... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:1
    Boring, Lack of Substance, Buggy, Crashes, overall just a waste of time.

    Crusader Kings: Deus Vult

    Boring, Lack of Substance, Buggy, Crashes, overall just a waste of time.

    Crusader Kings: Deus Vult is a grand strategy game of a different nature. Instead of leading a country, you are the head of your family, or dynasty. You may start as the King of a Christian country, or you can start as a... Read Full Review

    3 of 13 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:3
    Very close yet very far

    Europa 1400: The Guild

    Very close yet very far

    This game was such a clear disappointment for me because I started playing it for the reason that I had played The Guild 2 and the bugs made it simply unplayable. I had thought that Europa 1400 Gold would be an aged yet ... Read Full Review

    2 of 7 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.6
    Perfection in a Box

    Jade Empire: Special Edition (PC GAMER)

    Perfection in a Box

    This game blew my mind. I always put off playing it because I didn't think it was as good as it really was. Don't make that mistake! If you haven't played this yet then I highly suggest you get your hands on a copy. T... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    Needs patch

    Sid Meier's Civilization IV: Beyond the Sword

    Needs patch

    Another expansion for the Civ4 franchise. I usually don't like expansions, because they're filled with a whole lot of nothing that should've been left to patches, but this one is different. They added a lot of stuff to t... Read Full Review

    1 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:1.7
    A complete waste of Time and Money

    Spaceforce: Rogue Universe

    A complete waste of Time and Money

    Let me start off by saying that when you make a promise on a box, and fail to deliver on that promise, you deserve every trolling review that is written about you. You were warned and did it anyway. You messed up. Furthe... Read Full Review

    4 of 10 users found the following review helpful