Total of 72 user reviews spread across 72 releases
Used to play video games (note plural tense), now I play DOTA 2
I used to be a game collector, and would enjoy playing through all the new hit single player games as they game out (I have almost 1000 games on steam, as proof of this). However this all changed abou...
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Solid gameplay and great maps, but hacker problems keep this game from shining
I think the online gameplay to MW3 is one of the best reflex shooters available, due to the fast paced nature of the gameplay, and the fun ways you can choose perks and attachments to best suit your p...
The game is basically an mmo hotkey bar without the mmo, disguised as a tower defense game.
Alien Hallway is not worth a minute of your time. The game has almost no redeeming qualities, maybe the one bright spot being steam achievements, if you are into that. Gameplay-wise, you have your...
A very well produced game but the depth is lacking! XBLA port, clocks in around 4 hours.
This is an enjoyable game to play on the PC with a 360 controller, if you can find it at the right price. The production is done very well, and the art style is nice. Combat is fun, however one bo...
Empire: Total War
Empire had a rough release, but after many patches it is possibly my favourite of the series!
Empire Total War was pushed out too fast and therefore was met with mixed reviews. Thankfully the developers did not quit, and the final product today shows this. I'll write a shorter review than no...
Possibly the BEST free to play shooter out there. However I am grading it against non-F2P games, since time=money
Tribes Ascend does many things right. First of all, it makes clear in the very first seconds of gameplay that it has differentiated itself in the highly competitive FPS genre. This is crucial becaus...
Dungeons of Dredmor
A fun introduction to rogue-likes, which is beginner friendly but can scale difficulty according to tastes.
Dungeons of Dredmore was my first rogue-like experience and it was a good introduction to the subgenre. This game has very low system requirement and can probably be played on most netbooks. The l...
Cthulhu Saves the World
Throwback parody to oldschool final fantasy-esqe rpgs.
Cthulhu Saves the World is a hell of a bargain, at regular price $3 on the Steam service. To give you an idea of what you're in for, the game lasts around 10 hours, give or take. It's a very light...
A fun little indie gem. It plays like a board game and is simple enough to learn in a few minutes.
I found a neat thing about Greed Corp is how the gameplay was structured as a metaphor for a greater message the game was in my mind trying to convey. The game consists of several factions (players...
Post Apocalyptic Mayhem
The closed circuit race tracks do not gel well with the gameplay
I think P.A.M. could have easily been a much better game with the same amount of time and energy that the developers put into it, had they thought up a more focused vision for the gameplay. P.A.M...
Extremely difficult game that unfortunately lacks the satisfaction of other similarly unforgiving games.
Bit.Trip Runner is a 2D sidescroller that is based on timing. You can jump, spring, slide, and kick to get past fast moving obstacles, all while collecting gold bars, which must all be collected in o...
A fairly short and generic shooter that is a fun ride the whole way through.
Homefront is the type of single player game that you can install on a lazy sunday afternoon and have it completed and off your system after supper but before you hit the sack. If you expect more from...
Counter-Strike: Condition Zero
The multiplayer is simply a needless reskin of 1.6, and the 'deleted scenes' campaign mode is all-around terrible
Note: This review is only on the 'Deleted Scenes' portion of this game. If you are interested in multiplayer then head on over to the Counterstrike 1.6 reviews. 1.6 is identical to CZ except that i...
A solid sci-fi shooter that gameplay-wise draws from Half-Life.
Game Length: ~ 7 hours on first playthrough Red Faction is one of the better shooters going back a decade. It is nothing spectacular, and by no means a classic. However it holds its ground even t...
Cave Story Plus
Classic indie game with a story and art-style reminiscent of japanese "Spirited Away-type" anime fantasy.
First play-through length: 9 hours Cave Story is a great platform indie game that is up there on the same level as Super Mario Bros. and Metroid, in my opinion. It is so good because of it's uniqu...
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Conviction
Conviction is a great blend of lite stealth-action with the arcade-like pacing of R6: Vegas. A fun albeit casual game.
I am reviewing Conviction with limited context on the Splinter Cell series, and little knowledge of the expectations that come with the brand. (the last Splinter Cell game I played was the original o...
F.E.A.R. 2: Reborn
A nice seque-way into FEAR3, yet the lack of new content makes it dispensable.
My lord, this DLC is short! Only an hour long, maybe an hour and a half tops! And I came in thinking it was going to be an expansion campaign hehe. FEAR3: Reborn is a good link between the second...
F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin
An above average shooter that builds upon the faults of its predecessor, but falls short in terms of enemy AI
One of my biggest faults of FEAR1 was the unvaried level design. Literally the entire game is played in office corridors, and it got old well before the game was over. This is no more in FEAR2! L...
Streamlined to the extreme makes for a flashy experience. (Warning: This is not Crysis1 2.0)
Crysis 2 is no doubt a great game! The gunplay is pretty good, the powers have been streamlined for easy applicable use, and the environments are fairly fresh. However, if you go into this game ex...
It will be hard for EA to top this franchise release! (SP only review)
NHL11 sets itself apart from its predecessors right away with it's new game engine that boasts real time physics. Body weight and will affect how hard you can hit, or how easy it is to be pushed arou...
Medal of Honor
A lacklustre attempt at COD-ifying the MOH series.
I went into MOH with impression it was a linear action FPS in the vein of the recent Call of Duty games. It is exactly what I had expected, however it is much less polished. I have a number of small...
Magic: The Gathering - Duels of the Planeswalkers (1998)
A fun, easy to pick up adventure game. Cannot believe this is so obscure!
When the new Magic: the Gathering games came out, I was so disappointed that they took out the 'planes-walking' adventure aspect that I had to hunt down this old classic to get my fix! This game is...
Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne
A sequel that lives up to the incredible hype of its predecessor
This sequel succeeds in so many ways. First off, the graphics have had a colossal overhaul with the new game engine. There is some form of simple physics applied to most items which makes the worl...
This game has its moments, and they are great! Unfortunately they are found among frustration and repetition.
Mirror's Edge is a nice break from the genres of games most of us are used to playing. The game is comparable to Portal as it it a puzzle game at heart, in the sense that it is linear but the correct...
Kind of like a more brutal Bioshock
Deadspace was a surprisingly fun game for me! It is in many ways a 3rd person take on Bioshock, but when a much more serious and mature overtone. The game offers limited ammunition, so you will ha...
A decent game, which could have easily been a great game if it weren't for some core storytelling flaws.
This is a satisfying game with a potentially good story, and a bit more time and polish could have made this a classic. I think the blame would fall on the delays and switches in developers, all of w...
A classic shooter that holds its own a decade later
Max Payne is an outstanding fps classic that has stood the test of time. The game is a fast paced action shooter, and through 3 acts, will clock in around 10 hours. One of the main draws of this g...
An ambitious mix of Mass Effect and Deus Ex
AP takes many ideas from the classic Deus Ex and modernizes them with the third person cover and powerup system that is used in the Mass Effect series. AP has tons of potential, but does not live up ...
Fallout: New Vegas - Dead Money
A fun distraction from New Vegas style gameplay
Dead Money is a solid expansion release for New Vegas. I would recommend playing it if you have already delved deeply into the main game, and feel the constant action is getting a bit monotonous. ...
A huge step back from the great Return to Castle Wolfenstein. The definition of a mediocre generic shooter.
I'll start with the bad, because there is just so much of it: Wolfenstein games were never known for its story, but in this case, a ten year old could have come with something better. The series h...
Fallout: New Vegas
Tons of brutal action keep this exploration based rpg exciting the whole way through. Highly recommended!
New Vegas is a worthy addition to Besthesda's Fallout 3 franchise. The core gameplay is very much the same, but ideas have been added to give us a better experience. One nice change is how the world...
Call of Duty: Black Ops
Action-packed and to the extreme, for fans of MW2
(Review is for the single player portion of the game) The single player campaign to COD7 is action-packed, and everything you would expect as a follow-up to the absurbity of Modern Warfare 2. Th...
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
An absurd storyline to an entertaining game.
note: my review is based on the single player portion of the game. The multiplayer is extremely similar to COD4 which I have grown sick of, so I haven't spent much time online. In the single ...
Awesome dinosaur battles save an average shooter on a dated engine.
This game will look very familiar If you've played Doom 3 or Quake 4. It's using the same (or at least a very similar version of) the Unreal 3 engine. The engine looked pretty good in '04, but from ...
Has one of the deepest and intelligent stories seen in video games. Is very relevant even today.
Deus Ex succeeds in it's cult status not because of gameplay, atmosphere, or graphics, but because it has arguably THE best backstory in video game existence. The game is set in a dystopian cyber-pun...
Respectable sequel fixes many flaws from original, but still keeps gameplay very much the same. FFO Bioshock 1.
Wow, I was NOT expecting such a great game coming into this spin-off sequel. Boy was I blown away. Coming in I had been expecting a rather shallow story because you are playing as one of the brut...
Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty
Quick summary of features, pros, cons. For the lazy GS readers.
SP Campaign length: ~ 20 hours, 25/26 (short) missions (Will keep this review snappy, for better or worse) Pros: - There are no 'clear the map' objectives. Every level is varied from the othe...
Mass Effect 2
if you love watching sci-fi movies, playing first person shooters, and drama, step no further!
Mass Effect 2 is great more as an experience than as a game. In a sense it is an RPG, in that you will be able to shape the way the story goes, and ultimately, which of your crewmates will survive th...
Brothers in Arms: Road to Hill 30
Suppress, flank, kill, rinse, repeat. Older Rainbow Six meets Call of Duty, kind of...
Brothers in Arms is a great game. There are just under 20 levels, and the whole game will take around 10 hours to play through, which is a good length for this type of shooter. The main things that ...
A fun FPS that switches things up, but frustrating technical bugs hold it back
To me, XIII was a fresh and welcome change for a single player FPS. The graphics and story really give a nice comic book vibe that set it apart from any other game. The 007 type gadgets make for fun...