User Reviews & Ratings
Total of 23 user reviews spread across 23 releases
A missed opportunity to build on the foundations of an outstanding series
"When you're looking down the barrel of a gun, time slows down," Max Payne once said. But time has not stopped for the Max Payne series. In the nine year ceasefire between the second Max Payne game (2003) and this latest... Read Full Review9 of 10 users found the following review helpful
Tales is a triumph for episodic gaming and edges very closely to being in the same class as The Curse of Monkey Island
The signature quality of the Monkey Island series, since it was first developed by Ron Gilbert and Lucasfilm Games in 1992, has been its self-awareness and depreciative humour. Before the outbreak of military simulations... Read Full Review11 of 13 users found the following review helpful
A number of subtle but significant changes ensure that this is still a highly impressive action game.
A sequel to the popular online co-operative First Person Shooter, this game is set in a zombie apocalypse, where four survivors are first introduced in trying to escape a burning down hotel. They include Ellis, a local S... Read Full Review6 of 9 users found the following review helpful
A single complete package that will provide enjoyment both on and offline
On the 10th of November, the sixth instalment in the esteemed first person shooter franchise experienced the biggest opening for a video game in history. The single player campaign is a direct continuation of the events ... Read Full Review24 of 44 users found the following review helpful
Not just the game of the year, but the best third person action game since Max Payne. <br />
At the very beginning of the game Batman has arrested the clown prince, The Joker and is taking him to Arkham Asylum, Gothman's notorious island prison for the criminally insane. Yet the Dark Knight remains suspicious: T... Read Full Review26 of 28 users found the following review helpful
A game that represents both how far and how little the genre has evolved since the days of Quake.
F.E.A.R (First Encounter Assault Recon) is a First Person Shooter that places you into the shoes of a super soldier with amazing reflexes. You are tasked with investigating paranormal activities, and your first assignme... Read Full Review14 of 39 users found the following review helpful
One of the grandest, most beautiful, and inventive titles for the PC.
Crysis is a First Person Shooter developed by Crytek (the makers of Far Cry) and published by EA Games. Set in the year 2020 you are cast as a faceless super soldier, code named Nomad, who along with several other soldie... Read Full Review20 of 26 users found the following review helpful
In spite of some technical issues The Witcher Enhanced Edition represents the very best tradition of the RPG genre.
Based on the short story by Andrzej Sapkowski, The Witcher is set in a medieval fantasy world of betrayal and intrigue, heroes and villains. Witchers are monster hunters, hired like mercenaries to kill beasts and ghouls.... Read Full Review12 of 14 users found the following review helpful
Innovative, addictive and proof that Valve is still king of the FPS genre.
Valve's latest First Person Shooter Left 4 Dead takes place two weeks after the outbreak of a zombie virus. We are introduced to four survivors: Bill, Francis, Louis and Zoey. We are not given any details to their back s... Read Full Review8 of 12 users found the following review helpful
The unique setting and atmospheric world save the game from the gates of oblivion.
In the future, civilization survived nuclear warfare by relocating into underground vaults. Fallout 3 begins as you the player are literally born in Vault 101 into the arms of your father (Liam Neeson). As a child you ar... Read Full Review13 of 17 users found the following review helpful
It's initial concept is more successful than the long awaited outcome.
STALKER: SHADOW OF CHERNOBYL The year is 2012, six years after a second meltdown occurred within a Chernobyl nuclear reactor. The land of has been deformed and left with many abnormalities, deformed wildlife and men k... Read Full Review37 of 55 users found the following review helpful
It immerses you so well into its universe that you may not realise till after you have played it how very good it is.
BIOSHOCK DEVELOPER: 2K Boston/2K Australia The year is 1960. On board a plane flying across the Atlantic Ocean, you play as a faceless protagonist known as Jack. When the plane crashes into the sea, you take s... Read Full Review30 of 50 users found the following review helpful
How do you top what is said to be the greatest PC game ever made? Well Valve might just have the answer with this sequel. It's been in the making for at least five years and right from the beginning you can see it's paid... Read Full Review7 of 11 users found the following review helpful
This is why they shouldn't make film-to-game adaptations.
People over the years have criticised movie to videogame adaptations as pure cash grabs only designed as a marketing ploy for the film. Released conveniently close to the picture, King Kong perfectly emulates this percep... Read Full Review3 of 8 users found the following review helpful
One of the years best.
The original Call of Duty was a stunning World War II shooter in the vein of Medal of Honour: Allied Assault. Many praised it for its intense game play, technical feats and varied missions. This is the latest instalment ... Read Full Review5 of 8 users found the following review helpful
So beautifully designed and so wonderfully exhilarating that you must own it.
Medal of Honour: AA was one of the finest shooters to grace the PC. Through its perfect scripting, intelligent AI, and level design it became an instant classic. Twenty of the people who worked on that game have created ... Read Full Review1 of 3 users found the following review helpful
An outstanding follow-up
Max Payne delivered a powerful, cinematic quality to the gaming industry not that long ago. The combination of incredible slow-motion gameplay, which would put the Matrix to shame, as well as a strong vigilante/noir stor... Read Full Review5 of 9 users found the following review helpful
"...Strangely addictive in its awfulness..."
GRAND THEFT AUTO: SAN ANDREAS (2005) Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (2005) places you deep into the fictional city of Los Santos. You play Carl Johnson, known to most, as just C.J. He's a guy who's been away from the... Read Full Review17 of 47 users found the following review helpful
Thief: Deadly Shadows. The best game in the series so far.
Concluding a story is always difficult. It's even harder when it's the finale to what must be the most innovative and refreshing PC game to date. Nonetheless this was the task faced by Ion Storm. They took hold of the Th... Read Full Review5 of 10 users found the following review helpful
A fresh and compelling experience.
Half-Life 2: Episode Two Half-Life 2: Episode Two begins immediately where the previous installment left off. Again as scientist turned-hero Gordon Freeman, you're placed outside the realms of the obsolete City 17 wit... Read Full Review8 of 12 users found the following review helpful
Thief 2: The Metal Age is the game of the year.
THIEF 2: The Metal Age. For the criminal in all of us Thief 2: The Metal Age has arrived. Going all the way back to 1998 many will remember the original as a breath of fresh air into the FPS genre. Combing stealth-b... Read Full Review9 of 11 users found the following review helpful
HALF-LIFE 2: EPISODE 1: Don't miss out on the most polished and sensational gaming experience in years.
HALF-LIFE 2: EPISODE 1 Although hailed by critics and fans as the best PC game of 2004, Half-Life 2 had an ending that left many people scratching their heads. It wasn't so much an ending but a lead up to Episode 1, t... Read Full Review4 of 7 users found the following review helpful
CONDEMNED: CRIMINAL ORIGINS. <br /> <br /> An overrated and nasty game that had could have been a contender.
CONDEMNED: CRIMINAL ORIGINS. As FBI agent Ethan Thomas you are about to have a very bad day. While investigating a grizzly murder, conducted by a notorious serial killer, Thomas is framed for the killing of two pol... Read Full Review11 of 24 users found the following review helpful