User Reviews & Ratings

Average Score 8.28/10

Total of 34 user reviews spread across 34 releases

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  • User Rating:7
    Napoleon's exploits are a flimsy cover for the worst total war to date.

    Napoleon: Total War

    Napoleon's exploits are a flimsy cover for the worst total war to date.

    SEGA has been learning some nasty habits from EA and Activision as of late. The total war series is a wonderful strategy game that practically has to keep the term 'turn-based strategy' alive by itself. Few other compani... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    A turbulent Europe, and almost perfect game map and refined, consistent battles. What more could you ask from total war?

    Medieval II: Total War

    A turbulent Europe, and almost perfect game map and refined, consistent battles. What more could you ask from total war?

    Medieval 2: Total war is spiritual sequel to Medieval: total war and the technical sequel to Rome: Total War. I first played it having never played the previous two games, but now I can safely say that the game proudly b... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    It's not just better than the original; it's better than most games that have come before it.

    Mass Effect 2

    It's not just better than the original; it's better than most games that have come before it.

    I will admit I had mixed reactions from ME1. It failed to make modern day shooter mechanics work properly, it shot for Star Trek Depth but only hit Babylon 5 ambition, and the were some aspects that were simply confusing... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    It wasn't terrible, but it wasn't the game I expected.

    Resident Evil 5

    It wasn't terrible, but it wasn't the game I expected.

    I want to start by saying that I am an avid fan of RE4. When I had originally heard about the changes to the formula I was skeptical like most RE fans, but after seeing game play footage I knew there wasn't another game ... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    If you could forgive mass effect, you can forgive the flaws in IW and enjoy this ambitious shooter.

    Deus Ex: Invisible War

    If you could forgive mass effect, you can forgive the flaws in IW and enjoy this ambitious shooter.

    I'd like to note that I am reviewing this game by its own merits. I've seen many people compare invisible war to the original deus ex and say that the first completely topples the second. That seems unfair, as it is like... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    It had some big shoes to fill, and while it was a fun game it didn't match the greatness of Westwood's work.

    Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars

    It had some big shoes to fill, and while it was a fun game it didn't match the greatness of Westwood's work.

    Command and conquer isn't just a milestone in RTS history, it practically is RTS history. Very few games have dented a genre as C&C has RTS gaming. Westwood's gift to the world is beloved by millions, and as such nothing... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    This game is fairly difficult, but also fairly fun.

    Majesty 2: The Fantasy Kingdom Sim

    This game is fairly difficult, but also fairly fun.

    It's hard to describe Majesty 2. Calling it an RTS isn't quite accurate, you never control units and all you have is hero units that are more like avatars in an rpg than units. It is more like D&D, but instead of making ... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    A great game with an interesting universe, provided you don't mind things being easy at times.

    Brutal Legend

    A great game with an interesting universe, provided you don't mind things being easy at times.

    Brutal legend is a hybrid of an adventure game, crossed with an RTS, with a few racing moments and a great soundtrack and comedy. The game is as fun as it is unique, and the world which you bring the gospel of metal to c... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.7
    Back in the Saddle

    Doom 3: Resurrection of Evil

    Back in the Saddle

    D3RoE is the expansion to Doom 3. It has some new locals, more demons, a few new guns that fans were undoubtedly craving for and another wave of hellish life forms to shoot, punch chainsaw and plasma. It doesn't do a who... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    Pretty much GTA with Nazis.

    The Saboteur

    Pretty much GTA with Nazis.

    The Saboteur isn't original, nor is it entirely about WW2. It's about as far from both of these concepts as it can possibly be while still staying in the general spectrum of them. Nor is the Saboteur terribly deep or rea... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:10
    It comes down to this; play this game!

    Half-Life 2

    It comes down to this; play this game!

    Valve is arguable one of, if not the, greatest video game company Created. In One fell swoop they brought to the world two things that would change the face of gaming forever; steam and Half Life 2. Both have been loved ... Read Full Review

    2 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Love at first sight. Few games have swallowed entire days of my time.

    Empire: Total War

    Love at first sight. Few games have swallowed entire days of my time.

    I will be straightforward; this game is cocaine to strategy fans. When I first started playing it I was overwhelmed by all the new features and the revamping of older ones. I couldn't grasp what to do and why. After a wh... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    For Cajun cooking, you always go back for seconds.

    Left 4 Dead 2

    For Cajun cooking, you always go back for seconds.

    When L4D2 was announced, it stirred up mixed reactions. There was a great fear that L4D1 would be abandoned by gamers. And this was largely true, recently I haven't been able to find anyone playing on dedicated servers o... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    The game surpassed my expectations.

    inFamous

    The game surpassed my expectations.

    Good, Evil. At the end of the day you're still super powered beast that can do pretty much anything you want to. The first time I saw infamous I knew I wanted to play it, and after a nonstop run on a good campaign I coul... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    Parasite Eve is in many ways Square's response to the Resident Evil series, but it is also so much more.

    Parasite Eve II (PSOne Books)

    Parasite Eve is in many ways Square's response to the Resident Evil series, but it is also so much more.

    Like PE1, PE2 is a blend of survival horror and rpg, but unlike PE1 the action takes the wheel and the rpg gets backseat. It's not revolutionary, but in no way is it derivative. PE2 is simply a good game, one that many w... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    Has Valve ever made a bad game?

    Left 4 Dead

    Has Valve ever made a bad game?

    Left 4 Dead, the new co-op horror shooter is, by all definitions of the word, astonishing. from the settings the game encompasses, to the unique style of adventure, to the atmosphere and music, down to the satisfying fee... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.3
    A great game from start to end.

    Bully

    A great game from start to end.

    This game was a roller coaster of laughs and action from start to finish. It's like a GTA kids version, but still manages to be addictive like it's predecessor. The plot is both amusing and at the same time serious. J... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    Shocking, superb, and sadistically satisfying; doom 3 delivers on all levels.

    Doom 3

    Shocking, superb, and sadistically satisfying; doom 3 delivers on all levels.

    Doom 3 taps a fount that has remained untouched in gaming ideas, cyber-hell (not to be confused with cyber punk or dante's inferno). A game that pits technological marvels against the damned is creepy enough, but add a s... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    It almost makes up for the new trilogy...almost.

    Star Wars: The Force Unleashed

    It almost makes up for the new trilogy...almost.

    The star was franchise has taken on a new identity in the past few years. It's movies have been pretty bad, with little more than cool lightsaber fights to redeem bad acting, obviously fake romantic tie ins, terrible plo... Read Full Review

    2 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    Nightfall proves that the best series come in trilogies.

    Guild Wars Nightfall

    Nightfall proves that the best series come in trilogies.

    The original guildwars was an ambitious game with plenty to love. Factions proved that lightening may not strike twice, but every earthquake has an aftermath. Nightfall builds on the ambitious gameplay of it's predecesso... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.2
    It's a great MMO that has a ton to offer for both casual players and hardcore players.

    Guild Wars Special Edition

    It's a great MMO that has a ton to offer for both casual players and hardcore players.

    MMOs are dime a dozen these days. There's no sign of them going out of style anytime soon and all of them require extensive amounts of time to enjoy. Guildwars improves/solves what is arguably the greatest aspect/flaw of... Read Full Review

    2 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    Kameo is fun, but it's also very easy. It is good for a weekend, but definitely not the next Spyro

    Kameo: Elements of Power

    Kameo is fun, but it's also very easy. It is good for a weekend, but definitely not the next Spyro

    Kameo is an interesting game with a lot of ambition and enjoyment. It's smooth, well paced and beautiful. It is, however, also very short and very easy with little incentive for replay value. If someone's looking for a t... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:10
    The best GTA to date, bar none.

    Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

    The best GTA to date, bar none.

    Grand Theft Auto is infamous for doing two things well, sparking controversy and being ridiculously fun. It's no wonder that San Andreas has accomplished both of those things quite well in an impressive package that offe... Read Full Review

    1 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6.5
    While it's gun-play can be fun, there's little in this vast world worth holding your attention.

    Far Cry 2

    While it's gun-play can be fun, there's little in this vast world worth holding your attention.

    I will be the first to say that I do not particularly care for the far cry series. I gave them ample time and opportunity for me to warm up to them, but I couldn't bring myself to enjoy the first one for very long. I bou... Read Full Review

    3 of 7 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    If this game had gained a bit more popularity, it would have undoubtedly changed the face of strategy games.

    Homeworld: Game of the Year Edition

    If this game had gained a bit more popularity, it would have undoubtedly changed the face of strategy games.

    Homeworld was never popular enough to drastically shape rts gaming, but few games before it have taken strategy to it's level. The game not only added a third dimension to dogfights, it added a unique style that has yet ... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    While not my cup of tea, Fallout 3 is a great game that is a worthy investment.

    Fallout 3

    While not my cup of tea, Fallout 3 is a great game that is a worthy investment.

    I will admit right now that I didn't care for Fallout 3 that much, but not because it was boring, simplistic or a waste of time. I didn't care for it simply because it wasn't my type of game. It's a bold step towards the... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    This game is a bit dated, punishingly difficult and glitchy (pre patches), but with a little patience it can be great.

    S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl

    This game is a bit dated, punishingly difficult and glitchy (pre patches), but with a little patience it can be great.

    Let me start by saying; this game is for shooter aficionados only. It has rpg elements but it is an fpsrpg, not an rpgfps(fallout 3 comes to mind, so anyone who cannot enjoy a shooter should look elsewhere. Furthermore, ... Read Full Review

    6 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:10
    Star craft can't hold a candle to the immense game play and strategic immersion of c&c.

    Command & Conquer (EA Classics)

    Star craft can't hold a candle to the immense game play and strategic immersion of c&c.

    All games are defined by the two greatest games of the same genre that came before it. Games that both innovate and build on their own scale are immediately made into the newest unit of measurement for future generations... Read Full Review

    3 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    World of goo is quaint, charming game with plenty of challenge to offer.

    World of Goo

    World of goo is quaint, charming game with plenty of challenge to offer.

    Every so often a unique game graces the shelves that doesn't define gaming as we know it, but it does do something interesting that deserves commendation. World of goo is a creative and ambition game that can quickly bur... Read Full Review

    2 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:2.9
    I've had nightmares where I was playing this game.

    The Simpsons: Road Rage

    I've had nightmares where I was playing this game.

    This game is abysmal to say the least, a rip off of crazy taxi, which wasn't a great game in itself, to say the most. I never gnashed my teeth while playing it, but I did feel sorry for whoever else has had the displeasu... Read Full Review

    0 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    While not as popular as it's older brothers, Doom 3 and Quake 4, prey is still a great game that can fill a weekend.

    Prey (Collector's Edition)

    While not as popular as it's older brothers, Doom 3 and Quake 4, prey is still a great game that can fill a weekend.

    It has to be said, at first prey struck me as stupid and just quake 4 with a different batch of aliens. Weapons played the same, the story was at first ridiculous and many of the weapons felt like quake and doom weapons ... Read Full Review

    0 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    Yep, this is GTA alright, but with little more than a new look and some tacked on bonus games.

    Grand Theft Auto IV

    Yep, this is GTA alright, but with little more than a new look and some tacked on bonus games.

    The Grand Theft Auto Series is by far one of the most entertaining and controversial gaming series to ever grace video game consoles. Players in all shapes and sizes have loved to jump into the shoes of hardened criminal... Read Full Review

    2 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Definitely in a class all it's own, Bioshock is an FPS with rpg elements, and an innovative new idea.

    BioShock

    Definitely in a class all it's own, Bioshock is an FPS with rpg elements, and an innovative new idea.

    When I first heard the idea of playing a superhuman trapped at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean fighting junkies and corrupt leaders, I was a bit skeptical. The idea of absolute anarchy isn't a new concept, but giving a ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6.5
    Short, repetitive, and a bit sacrilegious, Assassin's Creed offers a few mild thrills...

    Assassin's Creed

    Short, repetitive, and a bit sacrilegious, Assassin's Creed offers a few mild thrills...

    Imagine yourself an elite assassin during the crusades. Better yet, imagine yourself the decedent of an elite assassin during the crusades whose forced to relive his ancestor's memories. Now throw in some repetitive comb... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful