User Reviews & Ratings

Average Score 7.86/10

Total of 80 user reviews spread across 80 releases

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  • User Rating:8.5
    Great strategy game but lacks the awe inspiring greatness and soul of its predecessors

    Sid Meier's Civilization V

    Great strategy game but lacks the awe inspiring greatness and soul of its predecessors

    Civilization V is a great strategy game. It dared to introduce substantial changes on the core of the civilization game play and even though it may not please every fan, it's hard to deny they've introduced a new way to ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    Test your survival skills and creativity against a zombie outbreak in a Casino.

    Dead Rising 2

    Test your survival skills and creativity against a zombie outbreak in a Casino.

    Dead Rising 2 is a story of survival. You're Chuck Greene, a man that lost his wife during a zombie outbreak and has to make ends meet to provide the necessary medication to prevent his daughter from turning into one of ... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    Amnesia is a terrifying game when you're progressing through the story but it's somewhat held back by its puzzles.

    Amnesia: The Dark Descent

    Amnesia is a terrifying game when you're progressing through the story but it's somewhat held back by its puzzles.

    Amnesia is the spiritual successor of Penumbra. It can be a very scary experience if you let yourself get immersed in the atmosphere, mostly due to the amazing sound effects. It's a shame that the graphics engine begins ... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Dark, engrossing and atmospheric, this tale of survival is worth your attention.

    Metro 2033

    Dark, engrossing and atmospheric, this tale of survival is worth your attention.

    Metro 2033 tells a gritty but heroic story of survival in post apocalyptic Moscow. After a nuclear disaster, people took refuge in metro stations and formed small secluded groups, living mostly from scavenging the surfac... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    Blast your way out of a zombie infested city in this well executed tactical shooting game.

    Dead Nation

    Blast your way out of a zombie infested city in this well executed tactical shooting game.

    Dead Nation could be easily described as Alien Swarm with zombies. For those unfamiliar with Alien Swarm, it plays mostly as a dungeon crawler but instead of hacking, slashing and casting spells, you're firing rifles... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6.5
    Keep in mind that Cursed Mountain is a port from the Wii and you might actually enjoy playing it.

    Cursed Mountain

    Keep in mind that Cursed Mountain is a port from the Wii and you might actually enjoy playing it.

    Cursed Mountain is a survival horror game that tells the story of Eric Simmons, an experienced climber that goes alone in an apparent suicide mission to rescue his brother on the summit of Chomolonzo. From the moment ... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    Assembled mostly from parts of past MMOs, Rift is worth trying but it probably won't hook you past the initial 30 days.

    Rift

    Assembled mostly from parts of past MMOs, Rift is worth trying but it probably won't hook you past the initial 30 days.

    Rift is a MMORPG focused on providing a flexible class system - in which the same character can play multiple roles - and random group quests centered around preventing the invasion of your plane by creatures that reach ... Read Full Review

    4 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    DoW II departs from the tradional real time strategy of its predecessor and focus on small scale, squad based combat.

    Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II

    DoW II departs from the tradional real time strategy of its predecessor and focus on small scale, squad based combat.

    Dawn of War II is much different from its predecessor. Rather than building bases, collecting resources and training troops, you assemble your force at the beginning of each scenario by choosing up to four squad leaders.... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6
    It might be gritty, intense and even offer a few surprises along the way but it doesn't live up to its potential.

    Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days

    It might be gritty, intense and even offer a few surprises along the way but it doesn't live up to its potential.

    Kane and Lynch 2 is a frantic and really short third person shooter. You're put in the shoes of Lynch, a slightly demented criminal that associates with his partner Kane in a gun smuggling operation that goes terribly wr... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    A terrific setting and an eerie atmosphere that works well with the game focus on exploration and storytelling.

    Cryostasis

    A terrific setting and an eerie atmosphere that works well with the game focus on exploration and storytelling.

    Cryostasis is an action horror game that challenges one to uncover the story behind a nuclear icebreaker ship that got stuck in an iceberg in the north pole and whose crew perished of cold and starvation. Cryostasis ... Read Full Review

    5 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    Bloody, twisted and violent, Downfall is sure to please fans of horror adventure games that enjoy a fair share of gore.

    Downfall

    Bloody, twisted and violent, Downfall is sure to please fans of horror adventure games that enjoy a fair share of gore.

    Downfall is a point and click horror adventure game that doesn't shy away from bloodshed. Its plot is centered around murder, deceit, sadness, loneliness and misery. Even though some characters and situations offer a bre... Read Full Review

    4 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:2
    Requiem is a sad disappointment, a bunch of lazy physics puzzles thrown together with no story or atmosphere whatsoever.

    Penumbra: Requiem

    Requiem is a sad disappointment, a bunch of lazy physics puzzles thrown together with no story or atmosphere whatsoever.

    Requiem is, sadly, no more than a puzzle game. Think of it as an attempt to make Portal using the Penumbra engine, minus the portals, GlaDOS and a storyline. You're presented with a series of puzzle rooms where you have ... Read Full Review

    2 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    Embrace the role of a demon slayer and choose to become a pawn or a player in a game of politics and seduction.

    The Witcher: Enhanced Edition

    Embrace the role of a demon slayer and choose to become a pawn or a player in a game of politics and seduction.

    The Witcher is an open structured RPG that puts you in the shoes of a demon hunter, a professional monster slayer in a world infested by undead, demons and other ghastly creatures. Though it doesn't tell you a lot in ... Read Full Review

    4 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6
    Impressive character models and light effects but the game play should have been better.

    Trine

    Impressive character models and light effects but the game play should have been better.

    Trine is best described as an attempt to make a modern version of Blizzard's Lost Vikings. It's a side scrolling puzzle and platform game that relies a bit too much on its physics engine to present its elements. Just ... Read Full Review

    2 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6
    If it ain't broken, don't fix it.

    Silent Hill: Shattered Memories

    If it ain't broken, don't fix it.

    Shattered Memories is a two-way attempt to change the very core of the survival horror experience. First, it removed combat from a genre that's probably the reason some people associate shotguns with zombies. Second, it ... Read Full Review

    2 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    Black Plague is a worthy sequel but a few odd design choices prevented it from being better than Overture.

    Penumbra: Black Plague

    Black Plague is a worthy sequel but a few odd design choices prevented it from being better than Overture.

    Black Plague continues the story of Phillip in its incursion to Greenland in an attempt to find out what happened to his father. It should not be played if one hasn't played Overture as the sequel continues with the orig... Read Full Review

    4 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    Mirror's Edge allows one to feel the thrill and momentum of Parkour.

    Mirror's Edge

    Mirror's Edge allows one to feel the thrill and momentum of Parkour.

    Mirror's edge is all about speed, momentum and precisely timed acrobatic movements that connect to each other in a beautiful, fluid and apparently natural way. It might seen silly to make a game about running around roof... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:5
    SAW is a bunch of repetitive puzzles mixed with a dysfunctional combat system and a forgettable plot

    Saw

    SAW is a bunch of repetitive puzzles mixed with a dysfunctional combat system and a forgettable plot

    Let me start by saying that I did enjoy all SAW movies. I liked the atmosphere, the tension, the gore, the music and even the plot. Even though games based on movies tend to be nothing short of cheap attempts to cash in,... Read Full Review

    3 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    Awesome doesn't begin to describe this masterpiece.

    Demon's Souls

    Awesome doesn't begin to describe this masterpiece.

    Let me start by saying Demon's Souls is a superb RPG. It has a well designed combat system, an unique currency, an optional online component that allows cooperation or confrontation on the fly, memorable boss fights and ... Read Full Review

    7 of 7 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    Alone in the Dark is an action horror game with memorable cinematic moments but it could use some improvement

    Alone in the Dark

    Alone in the Dark is an action horror game with memorable cinematic moments but it could use some improvement

    Alone in the Dark: Inferno is an action horror game that attempts to create an open world and an all purpose physics engine. It also comes with a series of high adrenaline boss fights and cinematic sequences where the pl... Read Full Review

    2 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    The series goes back to its fairy tale origins. Nice graphics and animations but it's hard not to miss the darker mood.

    Prince of Persia

    The series goes back to its fairy tale origins. Nice graphics and animations but it's hard not to miss the darker mood.

    Prince of Persia will be undoubtedly known for its boldness to change. From the Disney like Sands of Time to the dark and bloody Two Thrones and now back to fairy tales in 2008. The game's tone and focus has dramatically... Read Full Review

    6 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    Aesthetically and technically impressive, Siren 3 is a great game, just not as much as its predecessors.

    SIREN: New Translation

    Aesthetically and technically impressive, Siren 3 is a great game, just not as much as its predecessors.

    Siren 3 tried a new approach to the series formula in a variety of ways. First, it was primarily sold in chapters, downloaded from PSN. Second, it attempted to rewrite the first and part of the second game with different... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    An interactive story done the right way.

    Fahrenheit

    An interactive story done the right way.

    Indigo Prophecy is a game with a new concept. It's main idea is to let you control the actions of several characters whose lives are connected to a series of ritualistic murders that happen in New York. Two cops, a pries... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Engaging combat system, flashy acrobatic animations, strong narrative and impressive level design make WW a classic.

    Prince of Persia: Warrior Within

    Engaging combat system, flashy acrobatic animations, strong narrative and impressive level design make WW a classic.

    Warrior Within is, simply put, an awesome game. It dared to take Sands of Time colorful atmosphere into a much darker tone, with a more vicious and bloody combat system, a dark, sinister and bitter looking prince and a n... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    Resident Evil 5 might be light on horror but the solid action and game play make it a worthy experience.

    Resident Evil 5 (Collector's Edition)

    Resident Evil 5 might be light on horror but the solid action and game play make it a worthy experience.

    Resident Evil has never been so far from its survival horror origins than on Resident Evil 5. It's all about taking down wave after wave of infected humans (they're not even called zombies anymore) and aberrations in a s... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    A technically satisfying new generation MK game but too many concessions have been made for DC heroes to fit in

    Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe

    A technically satisfying new generation MK game but too many concessions have been made for DC heroes to fit in

    The Good: Solid combat system, story mode manages to hold your attention, nice combat moves and effects. The Bad: Uneven difficulty, fatalities are just bland, broken trophy requirements may require multiple accomplis... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    Silent Hill meets Hostel in a bloodier than ever version of the eerie foggy town

    Silent Hill: Homecoming

    Silent Hill meets Hostel in a bloodier than ever version of the eerie foggy town

    The Good: Nice melee combat system, with moments for each weapon to shine. Good graphics. Lots of blood and gore, and I mean it. Puzzles' difficulty is just right. Nurses. The Bad: The story is not disturbing as in pr... Read Full Review

    4 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    Smoother and more forgiving than previous episodes, Xenosaga III provides a rewarding ending.

    Xenosaga Episode III: Zarathustra wa Kaku Katariki

    Smoother and more forgiving than previous episodes, Xenosaga III provides a rewarding ending.

    The Good: A fitting ending for all characters, smoother game play, streamlined dialogue interface, better combat system. The Bad: Some scenarios are generic, Shion's voice acting can hurt the ears. Xenosaga Episode... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    Plenty of scares, gore and a vicious melee combat system make up for Condemned warm story and plot.

    Condemned: Criminal Origins

    Plenty of scares, gore and a vicious melee combat system make up for Condemned warm story and plot.

    The Good: Vicious and deeply satisfying melee combat; plenty of scares; it ends before the melee combat gets old; clever level design. The Bad: It promises way more than it delivers in story and atmosphere; collecting... Read Full Review

    4 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6
    An unique interface and original game concepts make The Experiment an interesting experience for the first hours but

    The Experiment

    An unique interface and original game concepts make The Experiment an interesting experience for the first hours but

    those features are not enough to bring excitement until the very end. The Experiment is a game with a lot of original ideas. It's very interface does not follow the traditional view or menu placement of most adventure... Read Full Review

    3 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    Although Devil May Cry 4 has a more interesting plot than its predecessor, its combat provides the same raw satisfaction

    Devil May Cry 4

    Although Devil May Cry 4 has a more interesting plot than its predecessor, its combat provides the same raw satisfaction

    I knew I wanted to play Devil May Cry 4 since I had a great time playing DMC3 on the PS2. I really got hooked to the fast and furious combat system and boss fights, even though the plot was not worth paying attention. So... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    A game with an engrossing atmosphere and refreshing game play ideas but the graphics could have used more polish

    Penumbra: Overture

    A game with an engrossing atmosphere and refreshing game play ideas but the graphics could have used more polish

    Penumbra is an amazing horror adventure game. Though its graphics are not top notch and the textures and enemies are overused, the atmosphere is dense, heavy and it really crawls under your skin. It's hard not to wish th... Read Full Review

    4 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    Kouldelka blends horror adventure and RPG in a solid package.

    Koudelka

    Kouldelka blends horror adventure and RPG in a solid package.

    This hybrid of horror adventure and role playing game tells you the story of Koudelka, a scantly dressed and beautiful young medium drawn to a creepy castle by a call beyond the grave. From the very first moments, Kou... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    0rigins is PSP port that offers fans a chance to taste what's best in Silent Hill.

    Silent Hill: Origins

    0rigins is PSP port that offers fans a chance to taste what's best in Silent Hill.

    It's impossible to review 0rigins without talking a bit about its roots (no pun intended). It was originally designed as a PSP game, to allow newcomers and fans a chance to taste classic Silent Hill game play and to offe... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
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Siren 2 improves the game play of its predecessor and stays faithful to its atmosphere and art style.

    Siren 2

    <br /> Siren 2 improves the game play of its predecessor and stays faithful to its atmosphere and art style.

    Just as any sequel, Siren 2 is better defined in comparison to its predecessor. While it's definitely an improvement in game play, most of its core elements remained the same. More of the same its not always bad and in S... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    Hypothermia, raging flood currents and loose electric cables are your main enemies in your struggle to survive.

    Raw Danger!

    Hypothermia, raging flood currents and loose electric cables are your main enemies in your struggle to survive.

    Raw Danger is, simply put, a survival game. During the worst flood the world has ever seen, you get to control several characters whose quests for survival intertwine. Your missions include escaping from flooded building... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:5.5
    Land of the Dead can be very frustrating or just a funny experience with a somewhat bad zombie game

    Land of the Dead: Road to Fiddler's Green

    Land of the Dead can be very frustrating or just a funny experience with a somewhat bad zombie game

    Land of the Dead is a first person shooter based on George's Romero Land of the Dead. It puts you in the shoes of a farmer trying to survive an unexplained zombie outbreak. One given day, the dead decided to raise and ea... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Sanitarium is an amazing journey into the realm of memories and madness

    Sanitarium

    Sanitarium is an amazing journey into the realm of memories and madness

    Sanitarium is an old school adventure game, point and click style, that will take you into the shattered mind of a traumatized man in an attempt to restore his sanity by uncovering the facts that led to his tragedy. A... Read Full Review

    7 of 7 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6
    Although it clearly benefited from a very good technical team, Rule of Rose sinks due to poor design choices.

    Rule of Rose

    Although it clearly benefited from a very good technical team, Rule of Rose sinks due to poor design choices.

    Rule of Rose had everything to be a great game. It managed to create an interesting atmosphere, sharp graphics, fitting soundtrack, sharp controls and even a nice presentation for each chapter. The only problem is that t... Read Full Review

    3 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    Eternal Darkness tells the story of 12 characters and their fight to prevent The Ancients from taking over the world.

    Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem

    Eternal Darkness tells the story of 12 characters and their fight to prevent The Ancients from taking over the world.

    Eternal Darkness is a survival horror game with a solid occult background, engrossing story and even though some of its features could use some improvement, it's definitely a game worth trying. You play the game as se... Read Full Review

    4 of 4 users found the following review helpful