User Reviews & Ratings
Total of 102 user ratings spread across 102 releases
A valiant return of the Shadowrun universe, but hurt by linearity and a frustrating checkpoint system.
In hindsight, it seems unthinkable that a universe of Shadowrun's cyberpunk/fantasy stature has gone so unheralded in the world of gaming. Since the 16-bit era, almost 2 decades have passed without a game properly set in... Read Full Review0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
Likely to go down in history not only as one of the best RPGs of all time, but as one of the best games, period.
When The Elder Scrolls: Arena saw its release in 1994 for DOS computers, it arrived under the pretext that you could be who you want and do what you want, the essence of the RPG genre. In the games that followed, – Dagge... Read Full Review2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
With modern shooters becoming increasingly complex and experimental, it's easy to forget the mechanics that dominated the FPS scene in the days of Quake and Unreal Tournament. Developer The Flying Wild Hog remembered. Th... Read Full Review1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
The multiplayer war FPS might be a dime-a-dozen these days, but believe it or not, this wasn't always the case. When DICE released Battlefield 1942 9 years ago, these games weren't the norm. Up until then, supernatural s... Read Full Review3 of 4 users found the following review helpful
Ah, the cinematic platformer. Its invention can be credited to Broderbund's Prince of Persia in 1989, which made its way to pretty much every conceivable platform under the sun. Its fluid animation and puzzle-solving gam... Read Full Review0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
There's a certain satisfaction to conquering a steep learning curve. Sometimes, the games that are the most difficult to learn are also the ones that become the most engaging when enough time and energy is spent. Nuclear... Read Full Review0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
Rage might not be what we'd hoped, but it's a solid ride. That said, the PC is not the platform to play it on.
id Software: legends of gaming. Many consider them the fathers of the first-person shooter genre, one that has gone on to dominate the industry. Their games have become famous for incredible presentation value, standard-... Read Full Review1 of 4 users found the following review helpful
Camping Mama: Outdoor Adventures
Mama sure gets around. Since the original Cooking Mama released in 2006, the franchise has seen several sequels across the Nintendo DS, Nintendo Wii, and iOS platforms. Each iteration has had slightly different themes be... Read Full Review0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
Should've been the NFL Blitz to the UFC. Instead, it's a confused and buggy brawler short on content.
No sport in the world is growing faster than mixed martial arts. With the major name brand of the UFC poised to hit network television on Fox Sports along with the burgeoning popularity of brands like Strikeforce and Bel... Read Full Review1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
It's not hard to find zombies in the gaming industry. From the war-torn Call of Duty to the wild west Red Dead Redemption, zombies have a knack for finding their ways into even the most unlikely titles. In the case of Te... Read Full Review4 of 4 users found the following review helpful
At a bargain, Serious Sam Double D reminds us that sometimes, all you need is lots of guns and lots of enemies.
Back in 2001, Serious Sam clocked us over the head with a ridiculous amount of enemies and a frenetic pace in an FPS that reminded us of why games don't always need brilliantly-acted characters and engrossing stories to ... Read Full Review0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
1984 was a long time ago, so the fact that Boulder Dash has continued to see new iterations of its classic gameplay until now is commendable in and of itself. In many ways, now is a great time for one of those new versio... Read Full Review0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
Street Cleaning Simulator
In a sea of imitators, it's always nice to find a true innovator. With Runespell: Overture, Mystic Box gives us a familiar fantasy blanket covering a truly new and engaging game mechanic that most anyone will be able to ... Read Full Review1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
Solid sequel. New locales, characters, and mechanics without forgetting what made the first game a hit.
A great title comes around every so often. A great franchise? That's a bit harder to come by. Developers that happen upon a new hit IP occasionally have a hard time keeping themselves grounded, attempting to launch the s... Read Full Review0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
A sometimes repetitive but absolutely rewarding tale of corruption and deceit through the eyes of the law in 1940s L.A.
The standard sandbox game is often one that somewhat glorifies lawlessness and violence. You typically find yourself running from the cops while attempting to get away with murder. Team Bondi turns the tables on you with... Read Full Review0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
Every now and then, an inexpensive title crops up from under the radar and catches everyone by surprise. Magicka is a game that very much fits into this oft-unheralded category. Its walk-around-and-blast-things gameplay ... Read Full Review0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
Independent developers are becoming increasingly prevalent in the gaming industry. Digital download platforms like Steam, PSN, XBLI, and GamersGate have given would-be game creators an accessible method of distribution t... Read Full Review7 of 7 users found the following review helpful
There is something endearing about giant pixels and 8-bit music. Maybe it's the inherent hipness oozing from all things retro. Maybe it's the tickle of nostalgia for more seasoned gamers who remember their heyday. At any... Read Full Review0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
The most important thing to note about Sanctum is that the first-person shooter/tower-defense combo really works.
If you're a gamer, you're familiar with first-person shooter games. You may also be familiar with tower defense games. But no one has attempted to combine the two genres. Indie developer Coffee Stain Studios apparently n... Read Full Review5 of 6 users found the following review helpful
Valve's title Portal was somewhat of a minigame included in the 2007 bundle The Orange Box. At first considered an afterthought to the fact that more established names like Half-Life 2 and Team Fortress 2 were making the... Read Full Review0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
Positives: + Oustanding and authentic soundtrack + Follows a war that traditionally gets very little attention Negatives: - Overcomplicated for anyone but the most hardcore fans of the genre - Tutorials are long a... Read Full Review0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
To many puzzle game fans, Enigmo is not a new name. Pangea Software originally developed the game for Macintosh and Windows PC, which both saw their releases in 2003. Since then, Enigmo has made its way to the iPhone iOS... Read Full Review0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
Positives: + Sound design gives each weapon a feeling a power + Battle Commander adds addictive twist to multiplayer + Introductory narrative sets a compelling backdrop Negatives: - Game does nothing to build on i... Read Full Review2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
The release of the Playstation Move motion controller has introduced some new options for games on the Playstation platform, but perhaps more than anything else, it has spawned affordable, small-budget content on the Pla... Read Full Review3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
Positives: + Gameplay feels oustanding + Standard-setting visuals + Addictive competitive multiplayer + Well-paced and varied single player campaign Negatives - Short campaign - No online coop multiplayer - For... Read Full Review6 of 7 users found the following review helpful
Positives: + Impressive visual quality + Excellent sound design + Creepy atmosphere + Great multiplayer mode Negatives: - Not much new from the first game - Some missed opportunities in fear factor - Combat get... Read Full Review2 of 3 users found the following review helpful
In order to stand out, Breach would need to do something new, or do something better. Unfortunately, it does neither.
Positives: + Varied gameplay + Low price point Negatives: - Dated visuals - Shoddy sound design - Picky cover mechanic If there was ever an over-saturated genre in current-gen video gaming, it would be the war... Read Full Review8 of 9 users found the following review helpful
Final Fantasy XIII
The post-apocalyptic setting in video games is hardly uncommon. The first-person shooter genre is also arguably the most over-saturated. Still, Metro 2033 from the Ukraine-based developer 4A Games manages to breathe new ... Read Full Review13 of 14 users found the following review helpful