User Reviews & Ratings

Average Score 8.41/10

Total of 16 user reviews spread across 16 releases

  1. 10
    (5)
  2. 9
    (2)
  3. 8
    (4)
  4. 7
    (4)
  5. 6
    (0)
  6. 5
    (1)
  7. 4
    (0)
  8. 3
    (0)
  9. 2
    (0)
  10. 1
    (0)
  • User Rating 9
    Undiscovered gem. High Learning curve but extremely rewarding.

    Men of War

    Rated on April 17, 2014 by ae86ben

    Undiscovered gem. High Learning curve but extremely rewarding.

    This game is brutally hard to learn and the single player campaigns throw you straight into the deep end without holding your hand. The developers assume you've played RTSs before and have a degree of...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 10
    The best 3rd person shooter to date.

    Max Payne 3

    Rated on June 22, 2013 by ae86ben

    The best 3rd person shooter to date.

    This game is brilliant. Very adult, very gritty and a lot of fun. The story is a combination of Max Payne's original storyline mixed in with a bit of Heat, Tropa de Elite, Phil Campion's Born Fearless...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.5
    Good attempt, but doesn't break new ground.

    Far Cry 3

    Rated on June 22, 2013 by ae86ben

    Good attempt, but doesn't break new ground.

    I bought this on the XBOX 360 and regretted it 20 mins into my first playthrough. The graphics are poor. Very poor. In fact it looks almost identical to Far Cry 2 a few years back. If you have a gamin...

    0 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 10
    Raises the bar for all RTS developers.

    World in Conflict (Collector's Edition)

    Rated on September 24, 2011 by ae86ben

    Raises the bar for all RTS developers.

    This is easily my favourite RTS of all time. I think 9.5 is a fair score, personally my only gripe is the length. I'd also like a more flexible single player skirmish mode outside the campaign and onl...

    2 out of 5 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 10
    One of the best games I've played in the last 3 years. This is how an action game should be.

    Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Conviction (Collector's Edition)

    Rated on February 22, 2011 by ae86ben

    One of the best games I've played in the last 3 years. This is how an action game should be.

    The production values of this game rank right up there with the best. I would rate this on par with Metal Gear Solid 4 and Grand Theft Auto 4. It's the first game I can honestly say is a 'playable mov...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7
    Not a bad game, but nothing you haven't seen before.

    Battlefield: Bad Company 2

    Rated on May 12, 2010 by ae86ben

    Not a bad game, but nothing you haven't seen before.

    Pros: A solid all round shooter, decent attempt at physics, decent graphics and good sound. Nothing that will blow your mind though. Multiplayer is fairly good. Again, nothing you haven't seen befo...

    3 out of 8 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 10
    Long cutscenes and difficult plot aside, MGS4 is THE greatest game ever made.

    Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots (Platinum)

    Rated on December 06, 2009 by ae86ben

    Long cutscenes and difficult plot aside, MGS4 is THE greatest game ever made.

    Pros: 1. Amazing graphics and atmospheric sound. 2. Highly detailed combat system. 3. Excellent player control. Cons: 1. Cutscenes very long, actual gameplay short in comparison. 2. Stor...

    2 out of 4 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    Not as much gameplay depth as I'd hoped for.

    Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

    Rated on December 06, 2009 by ae86ben

    Not as much gameplay depth as I'd hoped for.

    Pros: 1. Awesome graphics & voice acting. 2. Truly cinematic feel. 3. Interesting story and character development. Cons: 1. Gameplay feels one dimensional. 2. Controls not as tight as othe...

    11 out of 23 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    High production values, but missing a few vital ingrediants.

    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

    Rated on November 29, 2009 by ae86ben

    High production values, but missing a few vital ingrediants.

    Pros: 1. Good pacing. 2. Fun mechanics (climbing, swimming, dual weilding, UAV). 3. Plenty of guns. Cons: 1. Lack of fully destructible environments. 2. Lack of dead body corpse physics. ...

    1 out of 8 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 10
    The second coming of fighting games.

    Street Fighter IV (Collector's Edition)

    Rated on April 12, 2009 by ae86ben

    The second coming of fighting games.

    This game single handedly revived the 2D fighting genre on the current gen of consoles. You couldn't ask for more (actually you could, but more on that later) from Capcom; they have produced a masterp...

    0 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.5
    Highly ambitious, but didn't impress as much as I'd hoped.

    Far Cry 2

    Rated on January 01, 2009 by ae86ben

    Highly ambitious, but didn't impress as much as I'd hoped.

    Firstly I have to say I was a big fan of Far Cry the original on PC. I spent many hours playing through the single player and enjoyed every bit of it. Sad to say then, that Far Cry 2 did not provide t...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7
    Some nice little touches, but overall gameplay is shallow.

    Saints Row 2 (Collector's Edition)

    Rated on January 01, 2009 by ae86ben

    Some nice little touches, but overall gameplay is shallow.

    After reading the generally favourable reviews I decided to buy SR2. However after spending much time on GTA4, this game feels very last-gen. Comparisons with San Andreas are accurate, but do you real...

    2 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.1
    The most underrated game of the 16bit era...

    Cybernator

    Rated on July 04, 2006 by ae86ben

    The most underrated game of the 16bit era...

    Without a doubt this has got to be the best side scrolling action game ever made on the SNES (Mario games aside). I never understood why it didn't make a big impact on reviewers and the general public...

    9 out of 9 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.1
    I bought it about 2 months ago and played it non-stop for 3 days, its that addictive. But then I haven't touched it sinc

    The Movies

    Rated on June 04, 2006 by ae86ben

    I bought it about 2 months ago and played it non-stop for 3 days, its that addictive. But then I haven't touched it sinc

    I bought it about 2 months ago and played it non-stop for 3 days, its that addictive. But then I haven't touched it since. The management aspect is pretty fun, though the movie making was too time con...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.3

    F1 2002

    Rated on April 18, 2003 by ae86ben

    I heard about this game through the mod for it, GTR Racing 2002, which gives you some GT cars to race with some more tracks. But I'll talk about F1 2002 here, you can look up GTR mod yourself. Thi...

    0 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 5

    TOCA Race Driver

    Rated on April 18, 2003 by ae86ben

    I haven't played this game yet but i don't think i'll be buying after Gamespots and Jaws' reviews. Im from Australia and i have played the PS2 version, put it plainly i wasn't impressed (apart from th...

    2 out of 8 found this review helpful.