Total of 26 user reviews spread across 26 releases
Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition
A few technical missteps cannot impair the satisfaction given to those who brave Dark Souls' overbearing dourness.
Dark Souls hates you. And why shouldn't it? I mean, look at you. So accustomed to quick saves and checkpoints that you now laugh in the face of adversity. Failure can be brushed off without repercussi...
The bald killer returns with a crisis in the cranium and a limp in the leg.
Saying that I missed Agent 47 these past few years might sound like timeserving on my part since I was never a big Hitman fan. At least not until Blood Money came along. Finding that perfect path to a...
Silent Hill: Homecoming
Whatever negatives you can come up with, they befit Silent Hill: Homecoming.
Rushed. Inferior. Abysmal. Amateurish. You can call Silent Hill: Homecoming any of these things and you'd be right. Never before have I had a game so utterly broken that halfway through I was no longe...
Darksiders treads in very familiar footsteps, but that's not necessarily a bad thing.
You killed the world, you idiot. But you're not entirely at fault, and in a way you were just doing what's expected of you. As War, one of the four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, it's kind of a given ...
Spec Ops: The Line
Like Jekyll and Hyde, Spec Ops' ordinary appearance is just a coat for a much more fascinating and sinister quiddity.
War. What is it good for? Well, recent videogame releases show that it's good for an explosive, larger-than-life thrill ride campaign that shies away from the true face of war: horror and dehumaniz...
Saints Row: The Third
So gloriously over-the-top that the top is barely even visible anymore.
There I am, in a Roman chariot that's pulled by a newly-freed gimp who talks with an autotuned voice, shooting similar chariots that are chasing me around the city to make them inexplicably explode. I...
Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth
An ugly, deplorable yet fascinating game.
Instead of typing something witty about tentacle monsters penetrating dark corners, and tying the joke into context by namedropping Lovecraft, I actually found myself unable to flatter this game with ...
Nothing more than a navigable screensaver.
Art games get a wide berth when it comes time to review them. People feel that the discount prices or messages are more meaningful than weak gameplay or lack of polish. The way I see it, art games cos...
The Walking Dead: Episode 5 - No Time Left
A powerful exhibition of human drama that perhaps ended up in the wrong medium.
(this review is for the entire first season) Zombies. Chances are you either grinned or you groaned upon reading the word. Ever since they've put their undead jaws around pop culture it has be...
Red Seeds Profile
Good, bad and ugly mix in this ghostly goofball adventure.
If first impressions truly are everything, Deadly Premonition wouldn't even be given a second glance, unless it was to make sure its butt didn't imprint the door on the way out. But moral high grounds...
Red Dead Redemption
Rockstar breathes new life into the gunslingers' ghost town, delivering a Wild West epic that's worth its weight in gold
Let's get the bullet through the church: I love this game. You can tell that much by looking at the score so this comes as no surprise. It came as a surprise to me, though. Anyone who read my review o...
A tiring crescendo of fights and frights.
Alan Wake (the game) has been through a rocky couple of years. Developer Remedy had already worked up an impressive resume with the heralded and industry-defining Max Payne-games, but their latest tit...
Wanted: Weapons of Fate
Suffers the same fate as your average licensed game.
Wesley Gibson has an unenviable life. His girlfriend's cheating on him with his best friend but he's too much of a coward to do something about it, his boss is a manipulative dragon of a woman who tak...
The bolt and the beautiful.
While our insatiable hunger for all things volatile will always put a big effin' grin on our face when we reduce whole buildings to vapour, there comes an occasional moment where you want a break from...
A mesmerizing experience that's criminally short.
Less is more. This age-old saying seems to have been Playdead's mantra during development, and Limbo's minimalistic design definitely delivers a unique experience; the graphics are a bunch of silho...
I can see how a game like Mirror's Edge would be a hard sell. Vibrant colours that are almost as blinding as they are pristine, a perspective/genre-combination that isn't exactly booming with success ...
Alone in the Dark
An ambitious underperformer.
"What's in a name?" Juliet ponders in the second act of Shakespeare's timeless love story. It's an interesting quote, perhaps even a philosophical spur, not to take things at face value. After all, a ...
Amnesia: The Dark Descent
Cracks under its own weight of making you fear nothing but fear itself.
Amnesia is one of the scariest games ever. Supposedly, at least. Testimonials of people who couldn't play further than fifteen minutes out of angst, videos of people screaming fearfully at their mo...
Portal 2 is not a perfect game but it damn well stands at an arm's length of it.
Portal had the odds stacked against it. There it was, essentially a student project, lobbed in a package with the highly anticipated continuation of the Half-Life 2 story arc and the long awaited retu...
Grand Theft Auto IV
The man and the mundane.
Something changed about me in the last few years. I used to buy every game on launch day but it dawned upon me that games have a tendency to hit the bargain bin rather fast, and that there is little p...
Alice: Madness Returns
Alice's road to recovery may suffer a few relapses, it's still a fever dream well worth plunging into.
Alice in Wonderland is one of those classics that all walks of life are familiar with. Its personalities, poems and places have been referenced and re-envisioned countless times and although the origi...
World of Goo
Enthralling ball-juggling puzzle solving.
If the boom of digital distribution is good for something other than destroying your monthly bandwidth, it's the expansion of the indie scene. It's hard to imagine now that only a couple of years ago,...
Ninja Gaiden II
An over-the-top, splatterfestive tour de force.
I've always considered Ninja Gaiden to be the antithesis of factual ninjas. You know, those sneaky sods who slipped into fortresses unseen, hiding in every shadow? Masters of patience and stealth? ...
Mass Effect 2
Reaches for the stars but doesn't quite get there yet.
BioWare must be in a constant state of partying. Somewhere between releasing a highly successful new fantasy RPG and launching the most anticipated MMOG since World of Warcraft, they've also delivered...
About as cool as two frozen feet.
I get it. Cryostasis isn't your typical first-person shooter. Sure, there's some shooting involved, but this game is more about the methodically-paced corridor creeping than about tightly scripted ...