User Reviews & Ratings

Average Score 6.64/10

Total of 44 user reviews spread across 44 releases

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  • User Rating 8
    Absolutely worth playing thanks to the great combat system, deep RPG elements and a wonderful game world.

    Blackguards

    Rated on February 16, 2014 by UpInFlames

    Absolutely worth playing thanks to the great combat system, deep RPG elements and a wonderful game world.

    Blackguards is a turn-based strategy game with deep RPG elements based on the popular German pen and paper RPG The Dark Eye. You assume the role of your own custom character who is accused of killing ...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7
    Revenge of the Titans nails the addictive and tactical core that makes tower defense games so satisfying.

    Revenge of the Titans

    Rated on January 28, 2014 by UpInFlames

    Revenge of the Titans nails the addictive and tactical core that makes tower defense games so satisfying.

    Revenge of the Titans is a 2D tower defense game with RTS elements developed by London-based studio Puppy Games. As in all tower defense games, your goal is to halt the oncoming horde of enemies by st...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    A truly great action game with a visceral melee combat system, satisfying shooting mechanics and a wonderful game world.

    Shadow Warrior

    Rated on January 16, 2014 by UpInFlames

    A truly great action game with a visceral melee combat system, satisfying shooting mechanics and a wonderful game world.

    Shadow Warrior is a modern reboot of a 3D Realms 1997 classic of the same name by Polish developer Flying Wild Hog which was founded by former employees of People Can Fly, creators of Painkiller. Shad...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7
    Brave and original game that deliberately offers mundane gameplay and wraps it up into a surprisingly compelling whole.

    Papers, Please

    Rated on January 07, 2014 by UpInFlames

    Brave and original game that deliberately offers mundane gameplay and wraps it up into a surprisingly compelling whole.

    Papers, Please is yet another example of why the widespread notion that games “should first and foremost just be fun” is not only antiquated, but categorically false. Is a game that’...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 5
    A complacent, by-the-numbers game from a developer that has clearly stopped trying a long time ago.

    Halo: Reach

    Rated on January 07, 2014 by UpInFlames

    A complacent, by-the-numbers game from a developer that has clearly stopped trying a long time ago.

    Conceptually, Halo: Reach is almost a spin-off as it takes you away from Master Chief’s struggle and places you onto Reach before the story we all know actually began. The stage was clear for Bu...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    Uncompromisingly witty, modern and relevant.

    The Stanley Parable

    Rated on December 22, 2013 by UpInFlames

    Uncompromisingly witty, modern and relevant.

    The Stanley Parable is a first person exploration game. You will play as Stanley and you will not play as Stanley. You will follow a story, you will not follow a story. You will have a choice, you wil...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7
    Gone Home is worth your time not only because of what it is, but what it represents.

    Gone Home

    Rated on December 20, 2013 by UpInFlames

    Gone Home is worth your time not only because of what it is, but what it represents.

    Gone Home is a unique work of art and game design that bravely pushes the medium to branch out further. It defies gaming conventions and shatters expectations as it delivers compelling insight into a ...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6
    Human Revolution is a success in most cases, but it still fumbles in other key areas.

    Deus Ex: Human Revolution

    Rated on December 20, 2013 by UpInFlames

    Human Revolution is a success in most cases, but it still fumbles in other key areas.

    Deus Ex: Human Revolution had some pretty big shoes to fill. The original Deus Ex is highly regarded among its rabid fanbase as a game that respected the player and allowed them to utilize a wide vari...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7
    It’s simple and joyous yet challenging and skillful.

    Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed

    Rated on December 08, 2013 by UpInFlames

    It’s simple and joyous yet challenging and skillful.

    Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed is a joyous, colorful and pretty unique kart racing game that features a large number of characters and tracks mostly from various Sega games. Naturally, Sonic...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 2
    A complete and utter failure with frustratingly poor controls and absolutely awful trial and error design.

    PixelJunk Monsters: Ultimate

    Rated on December 04, 2013 by UpInFlames

    A complete and utter failure with frustratingly poor controls and absolutely awful trial and error design.

    PixelJunk Monsters is a tower defense game set on tropical islands in which you play as Tikiman who is tasked to defend his home from the onslaught of various monsters. While this sounds very appealin...

    1 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    An original and intelligent game that treats players with respect and facilitates emergent gameplay.

    Gunpoint

    Rated on December 02, 2013 by UpInFlames

    An original and intelligent game that treats players with respect and facilitates emergent gameplay.

    Gunpoint is an action puzzle game designed, coded and written by PC Gamer journalist Tom Francis who just recently, after Gunpoint proved to be a success, left the publication to fully pursue a career...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7
    Anomaly 2 successfully manages to carve out its own place thanks to new ideas and tactical gameplay.

    Anomaly 2

    Rated on November 30, 2013 by UpInFlames

    Anomaly 2 successfully manages to carve out its own place thanks to new ideas and tactical gameplay.

    Anomaly 2 is the sequel to the innovative 2011 Anomaly: Warzone Earth. It’s a reverse tower defense game or tower offense in which you protect the attackers and destroy the towers. The premise o...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7
    id might have been about 10 years late with Rage, but whatever its status might be, it is still a very good, modern FPS.

    Rage

    Rated on November 24, 2013 by UpInFlames

    id might have been about 10 years late with Rage, but whatever its status might be, it is still a very good, modern FPS.

    Rage is a first-person shooter set in a brutal post apocalyptic world. It is also a brave attempt of a once legendary studio to modernize its game design and return to the top. The end result doesn&rs...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    A surprisingly unique mix of gameplay elements that will definitely delight any fan of the genre.

    Fallen Enchantress: Legendary Heroes

    Rated on November 20, 2013 by UpInFlames

    A surprisingly unique mix of gameplay elements that will definitely delight any fan of the genre.

    Fallen Enchantress: Legendary Heroes is a unique game that tries to combine major elements from two of the biggest and best turn-based strategy series in history, namely Civilization and Heroes of Mig...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    An astonishing achievement in game design and visual arts and easily the top representative of its respective genre.

    The Swapper

    Rated on November 15, 2013 by UpInFlames

    An astonishing achievement in game design and visual arts and easily the top representative of its respective genre.

    The Swapper is the debut title of a pair of University of Helsinki students that tells the story of strange happenings aboard Theseus, a space station and research facility located in a remote part of...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7
    It may not be as deep as other Firaxis games, but the addictive nature and elegant design is here in full force.

    Sid Meier's Ace Patrol

    Rated on November 09, 2013 by UpInFlames

    It may not be as deep as other Firaxis games, but the addictive nature and elegant design is here in full force.

    First things first, Ace Patrol was conceived, designed and programmed by Sid Meier himself which is exciting and noteworthy in and of itself considering that these days good old Sid mostly just overse...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7
    A classic case of a bigger and better sequel which has not lost its unique and original flavor.

    Sanctum 2

    Rated on November 06, 2013 by UpInFlames

    A classic case of a bigger and better sequel which has not lost its unique and original flavor.

    Sanctum 2 is the sequel to 2011′s highly original and unique blend of strategic tower defense and action-packed first-person shooting. The budget was obviously higher this time around and we got...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 3
    A half-baked and extremely boring game that doesn’t provide any of the elements a good strategy game needs.

    Total War Battles: SHOGUN

    Rated on October 29, 2013 by UpInFlames

    A half-baked and extremely boring game that doesn’t provide any of the elements a good strategy game needs.

    Total War Battles: Shogun has little to do with the main Total War series, it’s an offspin originally released for iOS devices and then ported over to Android and PC. The gameplay is pretty simp...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7
    A very enjoyable, but overly familiar and simply inferior sequel.

    Batman: Arkham City (Game of the Year Edition)

    Rated on October 28, 2013 by UpInFlames

    A very enjoyable, but overly familiar and simply inferior sequel.

    Batman: Arkham City is the sequel to the surprisingly great Batman: Arkham Asylum, the debut game from London-based Rocksteady Studios. Arkham Asylum proved that it is possible to make a genuinely gre...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6
    Despite the subpar design and inconsistent writing, this is still a wholly unique experience with a poignant finale.

    To the Moon

    Rated on October 03, 2013 by UpInFlames

    Despite the subpar design and inconsistent writing, this is still a wholly unique experience with a poignant finale.

    To The Moon is an adventure game that tells a unique and interesting story about an old man on his deathbed whose dying wish is to visit the Moon. He hires an agency that specializes in memory manipul...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    One of the best tower defense games on the market that will provide you with hours upon hours of addictive strategy.

    Fieldrunners 2

    Rated on October 01, 2013 by UpInFlames

    One of the best tower defense games on the market that will provide you with hours upon hours of addictive strategy.

    Fieldrunners 2 is a 2D tower defense game that doesn't deviate too much from established genre parameters, but it refines the formula exceptionally well. It offers plenty of strategy and unhealthy add...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    A resounding success and a highly enjoyable game thanks to the breadth of available options and a sound combat system.

    XCOM: Enemy Unknown

    Rated on September 25, 2013 by UpInFlames

    A resounding success and a highly enjoyable game thanks to the breadth of available options and a sound combat system.

    XCOM: Enemy Unknown is something between a remake and a reboot of the beloved XCOM: UFO Defense turn-based strategy game. The developer tasked to do the job is Firaxis and it's a perfect fit for the s...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    A wholly unique, charming and imaginative experience that you will never forget.

    Botanicula

    Rated on August 23, 2013 by UpInFlames

    A wholly unique, charming and imaginative experience that you will never forget.

    Botanicula is the latest game from magical Czech wizards at Amanita Design, creators of Machinarium and the lesser known Samorost series. Botanicula takes you on an unforgettable journey to dreamy pla...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 5
    An enjoyable game that has its moments, but it's only recommended to tower defense beginners and children.

    Go Home Dinosaurs!

    Rated on August 18, 2013 by UpInFlames

    An enjoyable game that has its moments, but it's only recommended to tower defense beginners and children.

    Go Home Dinosaurs is a tower defense game with an amusing premise. Basically, you play as a gopher who only wants to chill out and enjoy a nice barbecue with his gopher pals. Unfortunately for the gop...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 2
    Ambiguous to the point that it is self-indulgent and boring.

    Dear Esther

    Rated on July 28, 2013 by UpInFlames

    Ambiguous to the point that it is self-indulgent and boring.

    I finished Dear Esther a couple of days ago. In an hour. It looks beautiful and the music is wonderful, but the story is lackluster. It's ambiguous to the point that it is self-indulgent and boring. I...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 3
    Uncharted 2 is held back by outdated, monotonous and restrictive design and shallow and boring gameplay.

    Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

    Rated on July 28, 2013 by UpInFlames

    Uncharted 2 is held back by outdated, monotonous and restrictive design and shallow and boring gameplay.

    Uncharted 2 is the quintessential example of everything that is wrong with big budget mainstream console gaming. It is the Call of Duty of action adventure games directed by a Michael Bay wannabe, fil...

    0 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 10
    Faster Than Light is one of those games that comes out of nowhere and makes you a believer again.

    FTL: Faster Than Light

    Rated on July 24, 2013 by UpInFlames

    Faster Than Light is one of those games that comes out of nowhere and makes you a believer again.

    There's nothing like the feeling when a game which wasn't even on your radar comes along, completely blows you away and reminds you why you love this hobby very dearly. And that's paramount. Even the ...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7
    Flower is an emotional and philosophical experience which can't be explained by delving into the mechanics or design.

    flower

    Rated on July 13, 2013 by UpInFlames

    Flower is an emotional and philosophical experience which can't be explained by delving into the mechanics or design.

    Flower is a game that so effortlessly defies classification and as such is a proud testament of the untapped possibilities of this medium. Contrary to popular belief, gaming has not come to a point wh...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    Okami is one of the prime examples of Japanese culture, art and game design all rolled into one unique package.

    Okami HD

    Rated on July 10, 2013 by UpInFlames

    Okami is one of the prime examples of Japanese culture, art and game design all rolled into one unique package.

    It's been seven years since the original version of Okami graced the PS2 and the game is still just as strong as it was back then. The HD version updates the game graphically with higher resolutions, ...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    Its appeal and beauty lies in the inherently intangible magic of the medium.

    Fable III

    Rated on June 29, 2013 by UpInFlames

    Its appeal and beauty lies in the inherently intangible magic of the medium.

    I've always had an interesting relationship with the Fable series, it always brought me almost equal amounts of joy and disappointment. It's like a family member you know will never realize its full p...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    Orcs Must Die is simple yet deep, an extremely addictive game that will keep you entertained for plenty of hours.

    Orcs Must Die!

    Rated on June 29, 2013 by UpInFlames

    Orcs Must Die is simple yet deep, an extremely addictive game that will keep you entertained for plenty of hours.

    Orcs Must Die! is a gleefully addictive tower defense/action game hybrid. It is designed like most tower defense games, you must stop an oncoming horde of enemies before they reach their destination, ...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7
    Sanctum successfully creates a thoroughly engaging and addictive experience.

    Sanctum

    Rated on June 29, 2013 by UpInFlames

    Sanctum successfully creates a thoroughly engaging and addictive experience.

    Sanctum is a tower defense/first-person shooter hybrid in a sci-fi setting. It doesn't differ that much from regular tower defense games except for the fact that it's played from a first-person perspe...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6
    An enjoyable game that has its moments. Just not that often.

    The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

    Rated on June 29, 2013 by UpInFlames

    An enjoyable game that has its moments. Just not that often.

    I've been playing Skyrim on and off for over a year now. I went through brief periods of really wanting to play it and long periods of disinterest. I only put in 50 hours into the game which is just a...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    Dragon Age II fumbled in a lot of ways, but I thoroughly enjoyed my journey from start to finish.

    Dragon Age II

    Rated on June 29, 2013 by UpInFlames

    Dragon Age II fumbled in a lot of ways, but I thoroughly enjoyed my journey from start to finish.

    You can tell that BioWare rushed this game. It was set in a single city, and just like in Mass Effect, they used a few basic in-door templates for basically the entire game. They also repeatedly used ...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    The village used to be all one really needs.

    Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth

    Rated on June 29, 2013 by UpInFlames

    The village used to be all one really needs.

    Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth is a very unique and highly atmospheric horror game based on the novels by H.P. Lovecraft from developer Headfirst Productions which has, unfortunately, file...

    8 out of 8 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    Another Brick In The Wall, Part IV.

    Bully

    Rated on June 29, 2013 by UpInFlames

    Another Brick In The Wall, Part IV.

    Bully is the debut title from developer Rockstar Vancouver (formerly Barking Dog Studios known mostly for Homeworld: Cataclysm) which has endured hardships most games won't ever be able to comprehend....

    16 out of 16 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 4
    I was engrossed in the film...without really watching.

    The Movies

    Rated on June 29, 2013 by UpInFlames

    I was engrossed in the film...without really watching.

    The Movies has a very interesting concept that may appeal to many, but does it actually deliver? Does it make it possible for us to make movies or is it just a gimmick of sorts? I guess it all depends...

    9 out of 9 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6
    Trouble and suffering in a lovely rhythm.

    Indigo Prophecy

    Rated on June 29, 2013 by UpInFlames

    Trouble and suffering in a lovely rhythm.

    To be quite honest, Fahrenheit (or Indigo Prophecy, as it is known in the U.S.) is an amazing experience which shouldn't me missed by anyone, especially adventure and movie fans. Movie? Yes, in some w...

    4 out of 4 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6
    A cIassic case of one step forward, two steps back.

    The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings

    Rated on June 28, 2013 by UpInFlames

    A cIassic case of one step forward, two steps back.

    The thing is, I totally didn't see it coming. It seemed to be bigger and better than its predecessor which was rough around the edges, but had plenty of soul as well as the courage to bypass some comm...

    2 out of 7 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 5
    Alan Wake is a game that misses its potential by a considerable margin yet manages to be enjoyable for the most part.

    Alan Wake

    Rated on June 28, 2013 by UpInFlames

    Alan Wake is a game that misses its potential by a considerable margin yet manages to be enjoyable for the most part.

    I got my hands on a copy of Alan Wake by chance. Since Remedy didn't bother to offer a demo, I was curious to see if my impressions based mostly on videos would be correct. I was hoping it would prove...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.