User Reviews & Ratings

Average Score 6.9/10

Total of 86 user reviews spread across 86 releases

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  • User Rating 7
    Army of Two: The Devil's Cartel is pure, yet very forgettable, fun - especially with a friend.

    Army of Two: The Devil's Cartel

    Rated on May 20, 2013 by dark_being

    Army of Two: The Devil's Cartel is pure, yet very forgettable, fun - especially with a friend.

    Army of Two: The Devil's Cartel is pure, yet very forgettable, fun - especially with a friend. The action is always abundant, the weapons are powerful and destructive, and the annoying "bro-fest" from...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    Gears of War: Judgment is a great action game that leaves the player glued to the sofa despite the uninteresting story.

    Gears of War: Judgment

    Rated on April 23, 2013 by dark_being

    Gears of War: Judgment is a great action game that leaves the player glued to the sofa despite the uninteresting story.

    When the original Gears of War trilogy ended with the humans' triumph over the Locust, it was pretty obvious we haven't seen the last the planet Sera and its rich history of war. Epic Games and People...

    0 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7
    Every bit as fun and addictive as the console version, though it does wear out its welcome as it progresses.

    Trials Evolution: Gold Edition

    Rated on April 02, 2013 by dark_being

    Every bit as fun and addictive as the console version, though it does wear out its welcome as it progresses.

    Every child dreams of driving a motorcycle down a dirt road at a blazing speed, only to go soaring through the air, do a couple of flips and land safely in a box of TNT. When Trials Evolution first ca...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7
    Crysis 3 is an amazing looking game but at its core lays a mediocre shooter that fails to rise above the competition.

    Crysis 3

    Rated on March 10, 2013 by dark_being

    Crysis 3 is an amazing looking game but at its core lays a mediocre shooter that fails to rise above the competition.

    In a sea of modern shooters, Crysis 3 tries to distinguish itself with gorgeous graphics, an epic sci-fi vibe and open environments with a breathtaking mix of a concrete jungle and an actual jungle. I...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.5
    Dead Space 3 continues the series shift from gut-wrenching horror to gut-splattering action.

    Dead Space 3

    Rated on March 08, 2013 by dark_being

    Dead Space 3 continues the series shift from gut-wrenching horror to gut-splattering action.

    The Dead Space series has been, perhaps, the last resort for survival horror fans looking for a good mix of intense and creepy atmosphere balanced with just the right amount of action and a good story...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 4
    ACM is an ugly, repetitive and dull experience that will alienate even the most devoted sci-fi fans out there.

    Aliens: Colonial Marines

    Rated on March 02, 2013 by dark_being

    ACM is an ugly, repetitive and dull experience that will alienate even the most devoted sci-fi fans out there.

    The Alien movie franchise has always held the potential to make a perfect (or as close to perfect as possible) transition into a video game franchise. It was mentioned as a source of inspiration for d...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 is a definite proof that you can teach old franchises new tricks.

    Call of Duty: Black Ops II

    Rated on February 09, 2013 by dark_being

    Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 is a definite proof that you can teach old franchises new tricks.

    Another year, another Call of Duty game. It is 2012 so that means it's Treyarch's time to take the wheel of one of the most successful franchises in recent history, and provide us with a single-player...

    3 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6
    Good ideas, poor follow-through – that's the defining characteristic of Assassin's Creed III: Liberation.

    Assassin's Creed III: Liberation

    Rated on February 09, 2013 by dark_being

    Good ideas, poor follow-through – that's the defining characteristic of Assassin's Creed III: Liberation.

    Assassin's Creed III: Liberation is one of those games that have plenty of good ideas and really try to do something new, but ultimately don't take the necessary risks to achieve any sort of real inno...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 5
    There's fun, exhilarating shooting and there's drab, repetitive shooting. MOH: Warfighter leans heavily drab-wards.

    Medal of Honor: Warfighter (Limited Edition)

    Rated on February 09, 2013 by dark_being

    There's fun, exhilarating shooting and there's drab, repetitive shooting. MOH: Warfighter leans heavily drab-wards.

    It's easy to guess what to expect when first starting EA's new modern shooter, Medal of Honor: Warfighter. The title alone, "Warfighter", pretty much gives it away: you'll be playing someone who fight...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6.5
    You won't find what you desire most, but if you push through the boring beginning, you'll find more than mere treasure.

    The Cave

    Rated on February 09, 2013 by dark_being

    You won't find what you desire most, but if you push through the boring beginning, you'll find more than mere treasure.

    We all have a dark place in our hearts; that is if you believe the talking cave that serves as the setting, narrator and sort of antagonist in Double Fine's The Cave. Yes, there's a talking cave (and ...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.5
    Halo 4 could have been one of the best games of 2012. Boring and short campaign, but strong fun multiplayer.

    Halo 4 (Wireless Controller Bundle)

    Rated on January 14, 2013 by dark_being

    Halo 4 could have been one of the best games of 2012. Boring and short campaign, but strong fun multiplayer.

    Master Chief is back, and after 5 years (4 years in-game) of being stuck in space he is more than ready to jump back into the FPS arena. Joining him is his faithful A.I. partner Cortana and tons of Ha...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    47 is back in Hitman: Absolution to garrote, electrocute, poison and even harpoon his way through the scum of the earth.

    Hitman: Absolution

    Rated on January 14, 2013 by dark_being

    47 is back in Hitman: Absolution to garrote, electrocute, poison and even harpoon his way through the scum of the earth.

    The original assassin is back in Hitman: Absolution, bringing along his familiar tools-of-the-trade: open-ended missions, trial-and-error gameplay and inventive killing methods. The combination of ste...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7
    Assassin's Creed 3 is nowhere near a bad game, just a disappointing one considering its rich and beloved heritage.

    Assassin's Creed III

    Rated on November 10, 2012 by dark_being

    Assassin's Creed 3 is nowhere near a bad game, just a disappointing one considering its rich and beloved heritage.

    The Assassin's Creed franchise has been with us for about five years now, and although it isn't going anywhere soon (probably), the newest entry in the series, Assassin's Creed 3, marks the end of the...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    Whether you're in it for the thrill of the hunt or for the challenge of a stealthy run, Dishonored has got you covered.

    Dishonored

    Rated on November 04, 2012 by dark_being

    Whether you're in it for the thrill of the hunt or for the challenge of a stealthy run, Dishonored has got you covered.

    Being a supernatural assassin does have its perks: awesome and potentially deadly supernatural powers, vicious-looking weapons and, of course, the ability to sneak past pretty much anything. If that's...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.5
    Rage is a fun first-person shooter, but some gameplay limitations and the various visual bugs mar the experience.

    Rage

    Rated on November 03, 2012 by dark_being

    Rage is a fun first-person shooter, but some gameplay limitations and the various visual bugs mar the experience.

    Id Software is responsible for single-handedly defining the first-person shooter genre, with games like Doom, Wolfenstein and Quake. We all played these games, and regardless of personal taste, most o...

    3 out of 4 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 4
    X-Men: Destiny is such a disappointing game that even fans of the Marvel comics won't find any reasons to try it.

    X-Men: Destiny

    Rated on November 03, 2012 by dark_being

    X-Men: Destiny is such a disappointing game that even fans of the Marvel comics won't find any reasons to try it.

    A lot of games these days strive to give the player the element of choice (or at least the illusion of it), be it in an attempt to create an elaborate and deep storyline, or simply for the sake of rep...

    0 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.5
    Assassin's Creed Revelations feels like more of the same, but it can still deliver a great gaming experience.

    Assassin's Creed: Revelations

    Rated on November 03, 2012 by dark_being

    Assassin's Creed Revelations feels like more of the same, but it can still deliver a great gaming experience.

    Ezio Auditore da Firenze, the world's greatest assassin, is back in Assassin's Creed: Revelations, his third and final game, to conclude his life story. After the events of Assassin's Creed: Brotherho...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    Final Fantasy XIII-2 manages to surpass its predecessor in every way possible, and returns to the series' past glamour.

    Final Fantasy XIII-2 (Limited Collector's Edition)

    Rated on November 03, 2012 by dark_being

    Final Fantasy XIII-2 manages to surpass its predecessor in every way possible, and returns to the series' past glamour.

    Final Fantasy XIII-2 takes the player on a journey through time and space, hoping to repair the damage done by the previous game – Final Fantasy XIII, both within the game world, and beyond. Serah, si...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 4.5
    NeverDead is a frustrating and childish game with some cool and original ideas that don't work together at all.

    NeverDead

    Rated on November 03, 2012 by dark_being

    NeverDead is a frustrating and childish game with some cool and original ideas that don't work together at all.

    It's not easy being an Immortal in an ever changing world. Being safe from death and old age might be nice for the first hundred years, but watching everything you know and love disappear in the mists...

    0 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    Fall of the Samurai takes the familiar formula of the original game, and just improves it in almost every way possible.

    Total War: Shogun 2 - Fall of the Samurai

    Rated on November 03, 2012 by dark_being

    Fall of the Samurai takes the familiar formula of the original game, and just improves it in almost every way possible.

    Fall of The Samurai, the latest expansion of Total War: Shogun 2, takes us back to the late feudal period of Japan and presents us with one simple task (well, maybe not that simple) – choose sides in ...

    3 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 5
    All the zombie in the world can't save a game with such a boring story, exhausting gameplay and annoying control issues.

    Ryu ga Gotoku: Of the End

    Rated on November 03, 2012 by dark_being

    All the zombie in the world can't save a game with such a boring story, exhausting gameplay and annoying control issues.

    Zombies. It Looks like the walking dead are everywhere these day – movies, TV series and of course video games. Zombies have become very popular in recent years, and now is the Yakuza series' turn to ...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    Max Payne 3 is a gritty, wonderfully written third-person shooter starring the world's most jaded police officer.

    Max Payne 3

    Rated on November 03, 2012 by dark_being

    Max Payne 3 is a gritty, wonderfully written third-person shooter starring the world's most jaded police officer.

    After nine long years, Max Payne's journey through the night has finally continued with Max Payne 3, a gritty, wonderfully written third-person shooter starring the world's most jaded police officer. ...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6.5
    Lollipop Chainsaw is an original, but unbalanced, experience for all those who can appreciate its campy style and humor.

    Lollipop Chainsaw

    Rated on November 03, 2012 by dark_being

    Lollipop Chainsaw is an original, but unbalanced, experience for all those who can appreciate its campy style and humor.

    Lollipops and chainsaws don't usually go well together; one brings up gleeful imageries of cute, childish things, while the other is a tool of destruction, gore and violence (I'll let you figure out w...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    Sleeping Dogs offers plenty for the player to do. Fast-paced action makes playing through it extremely fun and engaging.

    Sleeping Dogs

    Rated on November 03, 2012 by dark_being

    Sleeping Dogs offers plenty for the player to do. Fast-paced action makes playing through it extremely fun and engaging.

    They say you should let sleeping dogs lie, and for the most part this is good advice. But when it comes to Square Enix's Sleeping Dogs, the new open-world cop drama action game, it is best to grab the...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    The Walking Dead Episode 4 is a very satisfying experience, even though it is much more focused on action than story.

    The Walking Dead: Episode 4 - Around Every Corner

    Rated on November 03, 2012 by dark_being

    The Walking Dead Episode 4 is a very satisfying experience, even though it is much more focused on action than story.

    The Walking Dead video game series is a little hard to review, especially when inspecting just one episode. While it is basically an adventure game focused on storytelling and intense emotional drama,...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 4
    Duke Nukem Forever is a decent enough shooter when it works, but a complete mess when it doesn't. (Single-player review)

    Duke Nukem Forever

    Rated on July 29, 2011 by dark_being

    Duke Nukem Forever is a decent enough shooter when it works, but a complete mess when it doesn't. (Single-player review)

    Last time we met Duke Nukem, he was busy saving the world's female population from an alien invasion. Now, 15 years later, one of the most iconic characters in video game history is back to do that sa...

    4 out of 5 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6.5
    Gritty action title with plenty of raw thrills, but poor visuals, a few frustrating sequences and bugs weigh it down.

    Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days

    Rated on February 10, 2011 by dark_being

    Gritty action title with plenty of raw thrills, but poor visuals, a few frustrating sequences and bugs weigh it down.

    Adam 'Kane' Marcus and James Seth Lynch's first rampage of revenge and destruction, way back in 2007, established the duo as two of the toughest and most merciless bastards to ever walk the earth. It ...

    3 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    While it focuses more on action, Dead Space 2 is every bit as good as the original, offering a gut-twisting experience.

    Dead Space 2

    Rated on February 09, 2011 by dark_being

    While it focuses more on action, Dead Space 2 is every bit as good as the original, offering a gut-twisting experience.

    *Reviewer's note: this review only covers the single player campaign. You won't find any information about the multiplayer portion of the game here. In 2008, Isaac Clarke, a space engineer from the...

    4 out of 4 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    Sam and Max must figure out who's behind a worldwide zombie attack. witty, funny and twisted, as only Sam and max can be

    Sam & Max Episode 203: Night of the Raving Dead

    Rated on August 01, 2010 by dark_being

    Sam and Max must figure out who's behind a worldwide zombie attack. witty, funny and twisted, as only Sam and max can be

    It's a known fact that everybody loves zombies. From the classic zombie movies to the action packed horror games, zombies were always there to entertain us with their heart warming groans and moans. "...

    4 out of 4 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    Alan Wake's nightmarish journey through the dark isn't groundbreaking in any way, but it is still a worthwhile one.

    Alan Wake

    Rated on June 27, 2010 by dark_being

    Alan Wake's nightmarish journey through the dark isn't groundbreaking in any way, but it is still a worthwhile one.

    Darkness always played a role in horror games, but none gave it a role as major and as malevolent as "Alan Wake" does: the darkness isn't just there to conceal the horrors around the player; they are...

    6 out of 7 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.5
    Shattered Memories is a mature experience, well worth checking out even if you are not a fan of the Silent Hill series.

    Silent Hill: Shattered Memories

    Rated on March 23, 2010 by dark_being

    Shattered Memories is a mature experience, well worth checking out even if you are not a fan of the Silent Hill series.

    Many long time fans of the Silent Hill series (including yours truly) felt a bit apprehensive, and maybe even cheated, when the news of a Silent Hill "re-imagining" first surfaced. The lack of combat ...

    3 out of 6 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 5
    Dark Void's one saving grace is overshadowed by terrible pacing, boring and awkward story, and an unlikable protagonist.

    Dark Void

    Rated on March 02, 2010 by dark_being

    Dark Void's one saving grace is overshadowed by terrible pacing, boring and awkward story, and an unlikable protagonist.

    It has been a while since I played a flight simulator (or any other type of flying game) and believe me, Dark Void is the closest I'm going to get to playing one of those games in the near future. Tru...

    2 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    Dead Space Extraction is a story driven rail shooter that manages to stay fresh and exciting up until the very end.

    Dead Space: Extraction

    Rated on January 15, 2010 by dark_being

    Dead Space Extraction is a story driven rail shooter that manages to stay fresh and exciting up until the very end.

    If you have been living on some remote space colony, mining for god knows what, you may have not heard of 2008's "Dead Space", a horror action-adventure game in which the player must survive a hostile...

    3 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6
    "Rustin Parr" tells a supernatural tale about ancient demons and dark history.

    Blair Witch Volume I: Rustin Parr

    Rated on December 04, 2009 by dark_being

    "Rustin Parr" tells a supernatural tale about ancient demons and dark history.

    Anyone who was alive in 1999 remembers the "Blair Witch Project", the so-called documentary about an evil witch that lurks in the woods outside the town of Burkittsville, Maryland. "Blair Witch: Rusti...

    3 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 5.5
    Saw is not a very good video game, but it is a nice attempt at recreating the movies' concept in a video game format.

    Saw

    Rated on November 17, 2009 by dark_being

    Saw is not a very good video game, but it is a nice attempt at recreating the movies' concept in a video game format.

    The Saw movies are with us since 2004, and in just 5 years have managed to establish a pretty large fan base; so as with most successful movie franchises, the transition from the big screen to your fa...

    6 out of 7 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 4.5
    Cursed Mountain's biggest curse is that its chilly atmosphere just can't ascend it's flawed gameplay and control issues.

    Cursed Mountain

    Rated on October 07, 2009 by dark_being

    Cursed Mountain's biggest curse is that its chilly atmosphere just can't ascend it's flawed gameplay and control issues.

    The fear of heights is perhaps the most common fear mankind has experienced in its long and eventful history, and fear of the unknown is probably a close second. So, when Cursed Mountain (a survival h...

    4 out of 10 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6
    With boring, linear gameplay and not much of a story, Fallout's first trip into space isn't what you'd expect it to be.

    Fallout 3: Mothership Zeta

    Rated on August 07, 2009 by dark_being

    With boring, linear gameplay and not much of a story, Fallout's first trip into space isn't what you'd expect it to be.

    Space: The final frontier. These are the adventures of the Lone Wanderer. His (or hers) 4 hour mission to explore a strange new map; to seek out new guns and new quest related items; to boldly wander ...

    13 out of 13 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 2.5
    Damnation may begin as a fun, if generic, shooter, but it soon deteriorates into a boring, derivative trip through hell.

    Damnation

    Rated on July 07, 2009 by dark_being

    Damnation may begin as a fun, if generic, shooter, but it soon deteriorates into a boring, derivative trip through hell.

    One would think that a game that utilizes the amazing bland of real and surreal elements of Steampunk would be as imaginative and as fun as it settings. While there are a lot of cases that prove this ...

    7 out of 8 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.5
    "Obscure 2: The Aftermath" is a mixture of a Survival-Horror game and a Teen-Slasher movie.

    Obscure II

    Rated on May 22, 2009 by dark_being

    "Obscure 2: The Aftermath" is a mixture of a Survival-Horror game and a Teen-Slasher movie.

    The Survival-Horror genre is, unfortunately, not a very popular genre. Sure, some of the genre's classic games are considered a must-play by any self-respecting gamer, but lately it seems that the "ho...

    14 out of 16 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7
    As a classic adventure game, Dead Reefs provides hours of great story and challenging puzzles; but nothing else works.

    Dead Reefs

    Rated on May 22, 2009 by dark_being

    As a classic adventure game, Dead Reefs provides hours of great story and challenging puzzles; but nothing else works.

    It has been a long time since a decent adventure game came out, and "Dead Reefs" fits the part quite nicely, as long as you focus on the puzzles and not on the gameplay or controls. Its not the first ...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.