Total of 34 user reviews spread across 34 releases
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 itsel...
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 tha...
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 w...
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 ...
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 u...
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,...
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, bu...
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 ...
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....
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 ...
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. B...
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...
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...
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 ...
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 g...
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 t...
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 ...
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...
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 t...
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 gamepla...
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 gre...
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 someo...
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 impressi...
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 ...
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...
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 b...
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 else...
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 fo...
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 ...
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 h...
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 qua...
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 ...
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 co...
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 ...