Total of 28 user reviews spread across 28 releases
X Rebirth (Collector's Edition)
Egosoft, what have you done?
Oh my god!I could leave this review at those three short words and they say everything that you need to know about this game. Three word reviews however are not allowed so I shall continue.If you hav...
Football Manager 2014
Another poor release from SI
Last year SI released FM 2013 to much anger and annoyance from the players, and rightly so. The bugs were many and the match engine, a major component of the game was truly awful. A few patches were...
Total War: Rome II
How not to make a TW game
Some years ago now CA created TW Rome, a brilliant, engaging and fun game that took away many many hours of my life and the lives of TW fans everywhere. Fast forward to 2013 and the curtain is thrown...
Saints Row IV
A game too far for the saints row franchise
Saints Row has always been an over the top, tongue in cheek title that put the emphasis firmly on fun. This time however the devs have completely missed the mark. Maybe it's simply a game too far fo...
Masters of the World, Geopolitcal Simulator 3
Soaking your head in a vat of acid is probably more fun than playing this game.
First let me start off by saying that this game could have been a jewel in the deep strategy simulation crown. Instead it is a badly put together piece of trash that assumes from the off that the pla...
Generic on rails shooter with a poor story
First off I would like to say that the graphics, sound and music are all first rate in this game and normally this would immerse the user fully into the game experience. The story however is dull. N...
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
The hype train left the station before the game had been played enough
Now don't get me wrong, I like Skyrim, it's a good game; but it isn't a great game. The title suffers on the PC because it was developed for the consoles; a fact all too evident by every pre-release ...
Football Manager 2012
Time once again for the annual cash cow to roll into town
So the time is once again upon us when SI's annual cash cow rolls into town with the might of Sega's marketing machine ready to ram it down our collective throats. But what will we be swallowing this...
A Game of Thrones: Genesis
A game of micromanagment
There is such a thing as making a game just too involved and A game of thrones does just that. If the title were turn based then micro-managment is okay; it involves the player and immerses him into ...
Fallout 3 meets Auto Assault meets Firefly and fails on all counts.
When you take your first tentative steps into Rage the overall feel of Fallout 3 leaps out at you and this is no bad thing. But then you realise that there is no character creation, no skills to buil...
Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine
Hack, Slash 'n' Shoot on rails
If you like the Warhammer universe and you like hack 'n' slash type games then this title is definately for you; for anyone else though I would say wait until you can pick it up at a budget price. ...
Would have liked to play longer but the game is dead in the water
Section 8 could have been a great game. The concept is good, the story although generic is no worse than anything else out there, sound and graphics are decent and the gameplay again is as good as mo...
Alice: Madness Returns
Everything in this game was done right and then the developers completely forgot about gameplay.
Graphics 9 Sound 8 controls 6 Gameplay 5 After playing the original Alice many people wanted more of the same only better and this game tries to accomodate. The visuals are...
The Sims 3: Generations
Would have been better described and named as The Sims 3 Bugs
This expac is difficult to review to be honest. The gameplay and additions are pretty much exactly what you would expect from a Sims 3 addon but it's a two edged sword. On the one hand the new inter...
Duke Nukem Forever
12 years to make a sub-par shooter? Seriously guys, think about a carreer change.
This is one of those titles that has been hyped to the summit of Everest and back again; and like it or not like so many games that have gone before it doesn't measure up. The entire game appears t...
Total War: Shogun 2
No middle ground; you will either love it or hate it.
This is one of those titles that is really hard to write an unbiased review about and that is because there is no middle ground, you will either love it or hate it. That said I will say first and for...
Two Worlds II
Great game completely let down by the ending
First of all if you have played TW1 and are thinking that this will just be more of the same think again. Everything in TW2 has been improved, re-thought and brought bang up to date. All of those li...
Fallout: New Vegas
FNV A not so open rendition of an open world
If you have played Fallout 3 then you will know what to expect from this addition to the family; sure it has a few more bells and whistles but these for the most part were added to F3 by modders and t...
Arcania: Gothic 4
Complete waste of money and time. If this game had been released 5 years ago it may just have been passable.
Okay first the normal stuff: Graphics 6 / 10 ( world ) Graphics 1 / 10 ( character models ) Sound 5 / 10 Stability 9 / 10 Gameplay 3 / 10 Story 2 / 10 Immersiveness 1 / 10 Voice Acting 1 ...
Good storyline, addictive gameplay and a few edge of the seat moments. What more could you want?
I had expected this game to be another humdrum horror-survival fps following the crowd; I was wrong. The game is underpinned by an immersive and well thought out story that keeps you going through ea...
Sniper: Ghost Warrior
Should have been called Sniper? What's a sniper?
I will start by saying the graphics are pretty without being groundbreaking but on a par from what is expected for a game of 2010. Sound is average and controls are easy to get to grips with but that...
Football Manager 2010
Everything that's bad about the software industry in one package
Now don't get me wrong here, the game itself is superb and easilly the best FM game yet. Had it been bug free the game would certainly have earned a 10 but the fact is it isn't, and I'm not talking t...
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
Too short and very disappointing and disjointed storyline
This review is for the single player game. The multiplayer mode may deserve a higher score but the single player leaves you with a feeling of 'is that it?'. The graphics and controls are without a...
Hearts of Iron II
A very good game trying desperately to climb out from under the mess.
This is one of those games that was and is crying out to be turn based. The decision to make it real-time turns what could be one of the best war games ever into a logistic nightmare, especially when...
Spaceforce: Rogue Universe
Gets old very quickly. An MMO grind poorly packaged in a bugged, unfinished single player game
This game had and still has the raw potential to be top of the tree space shooter / trading game aka elite. Unfortunately that is all it has, potential. Once again the current plague of the PC games...
With Dungeon Lords Bradley has turned away from what he does best and what he is known for.
With Dungeon Lords Bradley has turned away from what he does best and what he is known for, old school RPG's with obscure puzzles and turn based combat ( Wizardry Series ) in favour of pretty visuals ...
There is something missing from this game, strategy & depth. Okay then two things.
There is something missing from this game, strategy & depth. Okay then two things but for a title that tries hard to play like a simplified tabletop wargame these are the two main elements. Ther...
Silent Hill 4: The Room
This is a prime example of a game that should have stayed firmly on the console.
This is a prime example of a game that should have stayed firmly on the console, from the attrocious control system to the sheer lack of anything that we have come to expect from a PC game Silent Hill...