User Reviews & Ratings

Average Score 8.16/10

Total of 79 user ratings spread across 79 releases

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  • Review Score:8.5
    A worthy successor to previous greats like the Baldur's Gate, Icewind Dale, and Neverwinter Nights series.

    Dragon Age: Origins (Collector's Edition)

    A worthy successor to previous greats like the Baldur's Gate, Icewind Dale, and Neverwinter Nights series.

    Dragon Age is the next game in a long line of games that share the same heritage. I call it the Black Isle/BioWare bloodline. It started back in 1998 with Bioware's Baldur's Gate, and also includes other greats like Blac... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8
    It's derivative and flawed, but still worth playing.

    BioShock

    It's derivative and flawed, but still worth playing.

    The gaming industry has changed a lot during the years. It's become more of a business than anything else and I feel that this has brought a lot of harm. The number of bland, overly accessible games has rose to alarming ... Read Full Review

    8 of 9 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9
    Do you have what it takes to survive?

    Fallout

    Do you have what it takes to survive?

    The RPG genre has a lot of potential. Ideally, an RPG can fuse together high quality, non-linear storytelling, deep tactical combat, character customization and growth, and last but not least, varied gameplay with multip... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8.5

    Risen

  • Review Score:8.5
    Risen takes the best elements of the Gothic trilogy and combines them in one harmonious whole.

    Risen

    Risen takes the best elements of the Gothic trilogy and combines them in one harmonious whole.

    After the shaky Gothic 3, developer Piranha Bytes (PB) were taken off the Gothic series. It seemed like dark times were coming for the german studio. But after partnering up with publisher Deep Silver they were ready to ... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8
    It's kind of basic in terms of features, but the racing is fantastic.

    Need for Speed: Underground

    It's kind of basic in terms of features, but the racing is fantastic.

    Need for Speed: Underground (NFS:U) was meant as a reboot for the franchise. It dropped all the million dollar cars, exotic race locations and police pursuits, and went the way of illegal street racing. I remember being ... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8

    Need for Speed Underground

  • Rating:7

    Mirror's Edge

  • Review Score:7
    A great premise, complemented by good gameplay, but everything else is severely undercooked.

    Mirror's Edge

    A great premise, complemented by good gameplay, but everything else is severely undercooked.

    Mirror's Edge is an action/adventure game developed by EA DICE. Its main feature is the 'think fast' first-person platforming, but it also has gun fights, and an interesting setting, complemented by an original visual st... Read Full Review

    5 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8
    A solid game with a great story, but held back by coherency problems and a lack of character development options.

    The Witcher: Enhanced Edition

    A solid game with a great story, but held back by coherency problems and a lack of character development options.

    The Witcher is Polish developer CD Projekt's first release. And all things considered it's a pretty impressive effort, despite some serious issues, which we will discuss in the following paragraphs. First some background... Read Full Review

    7 of 7 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8
    UT is back, but this time it lacks the consistency of previous installments.

    Unreal Tournament III

    UT is back, but this time it lacks the consistency of previous installments.

    The Unreal Tournament series is quite old now, soon it'll reach the 10 year mark. It's also one of the best FPS series around, a status it gained after bringing to the masses two phenomenal installments: the classic funf... Read Full Review

    7 of 7 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.5
    It's supremely satisfying and full of interesting ideas. And that's besides the polish and low price.

    Neverwinter Nights 2: Mysteries of Westgate

    It's supremely satisfying and full of interesting ideas. And that's besides the polish and low price.

    Mysteries of Westgate (MoW) is the first (and probably the last) adventure pack for Atari and Obsidian's Neverwinter Nights 2 (NWN2). It's been in development with Ossian Studios, a small indie developer spearheaded by f... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9
    It's a slightly different take on action games and a thoroughly enjoyable experience.

    Gears of War

    It's a slightly different take on action games and a thoroughly enjoyable experience.

    Gears of War was insanely popular on the XBox 360, so the news of it being ported to the PC wasn't too surprising, despite its 'exclusive' status. This sort of port usually faces stiffer competition on the PC and usually... Read Full Review

    3 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7.5
    The good: awesome graphics, great outdoor action. The bad: weird vehicle physics and somewhat lackluster gunplay.

    Far Cry

    The good: awesome graphics, great outdoor action. The bad: weird vehicle physics and somewhat lackluster gunplay.

    Crytek's Far Cry made quite a few heads turn when it was released, in 2004. That's a big achievement considering that many famous shooter franchises had scheduled a release in that same year: Half-Life 2, Doom 3 and Unre... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8

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

  • Rating:8

    Enemy Territory: Quake Wars

  • Rating:7.5

    Need for Speed III: Hot Pursuit

  • Rating:7.5

    Silver

  • Rating:8

    Quake III Arena

  • Rating:8

    Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

  • Review Score:8
    Episode Two offers the best Half-Life 2 experience thus far.

    Half-Life 2: Episode Two

    Episode Two offers the best Half-Life 2 experience thus far.

    I've never been a fan of the episodic approach that Valve has taken with Half-Life 2. The initial idea was to release short episodes every few months, but that didn't happen. Episode One was released 19 months after Half... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8
    No city, no traffic, no cops, just pure-blood racing and plenty of tuning options. That's ProStreet.

    Need for Speed: ProStreet

    No city, no traffic, no cops, just pure-blood racing and plenty of tuning options. That's ProStreet.

    Need for Speed is one of the longest running series around. And because of that, it went through a lot of changes throughout the years, with 2007's ProStreet being one of the more radical ones. The present game is all ab... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8

    Need for Speed ProStreet

  • Review Score:8
    It has its ups and downs but it was a pleasant experience overall.

    Neverwinter Nights 2

    It has its ups and downs but it was a pleasant experience overall.

    Initial reactions to Neverwinter Nights 2 (NWN2) ware not exactly positive. It had major stability issues, a lot of bugs and some performance issues too. It looked like a game that went through beta testing a bit too fas... Read Full Review

    4 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.5
    A genre-defining brand of stealth, which it borrowed from its predecessors, and super atmosphere, make Thief 3 a must!

    Thief: Deadly Shadows

    A genre-defining brand of stealth, which it borrowed from its predecessors, and super atmosphere, make Thief 3 a must!

    The stealth genre wasn't much before Looking Glass came along and redefined it with it's seminal game Thief: The Dark Project, a game that is considered among the best ever made. Its sequel, The Metal Age brought a bit m... Read Full Review

    12 of 12 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.5
    SoZ brings a few innovative features to the genre, and succeeds in being a fun exploration oriented game.

    Neverwinter Nights 2: Storm of Zehir

    SoZ brings a few innovative features to the genre, and succeeds in being a fun exploration oriented game.

    Storm of Zehir (SoZ) is the second expansion to Obsidian's both highly acclaimed and highly criticized Dungeons & Dragons RPG, Neverwinter Nights 2 (NWN2), sequel to Bioware's 2002 hit. This second expansion brings a lot... Read Full Review

    8 of 9 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.5
    This is one game you'll want to get if you're into rally racing.

    Colin McRae Rally 2005

    This is one game you'll want to get if you're into rally racing.

    Colin McRae Rally 2005 is the 5th game in the series. The previous game is considered by many as the best, so the 2005 edition really had a though mission to accomplish. So let's see how it measures up. The most strik... Read Full Review

    4 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7
    It's worth purchasing for the multiplayer and the user created content, but the campaign mode is mediocre at best.

    Neverwinter Nights

    It's worth purchasing for the multiplayer and the user created content, but the campaign mode is mediocre at best.

    When you say Bioware you say story-driven RPGs. Baldur's Gate had such an impact on the perception of role-playing gamers (well, the more recent generations at least) that it's hard not too agree. Bioware's next project ... Read Full Review

    5 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8
    KotOR is a great game for Star Wars fans and anyone looking to get into RPGs. But really, everyone should give it a try.

    Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic

    KotOR is a great game for Star Wars fans and anyone looking to get into RPGs. But really, everyone should give it a try.

    Having achieved success with D&D games, Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic (KotOR) looked like a change of pace for Bioware. The truth though, is that KotOR's not that different from the canadian developer's previous ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8.5

    Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords

  • Review Score:8.5
    This is what I call a diamond in the rough.

    Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II - The Sith Lords

    This is what I call a diamond in the rough.

    The first Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (K1) game was warmly received by press and gamers alike. It was accessible for newcomers to the RPG genre, while offering a little something for the veterans as well. It e... Read Full Review

    4 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9
    Lets take a look at Lara's 'new' adventure!

    Tomb Raider: Anniversary

    Lets take a look at Lara's 'new' adventure!

    Tomb Raider is a long running series but I never had the opportunity to play any of them... until now. I had my doubts about it because it's not my type of game, but in the end I got it anyway; you gotta try something ne... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9

    Tomb Raider: Anniversary

  • Review Score:9
    I dare say Mask of the Betrayer is a must for any gamer who's serious about his RPGs.

    Neverwinter Nights 2: Mask of The Betrayer

    I dare say Mask of the Betrayer is a must for any gamer who's serious about his RPGs.

    The Neverwinter Nights (NWN) series hasn't been the best so far. The first game had a forgettable campaign and the two expansions offered only slight improvements. The sequel brought significant improvements to the campa... Read Full Review

    6 of 9 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9

    Need for Speed: Porsche Unleashed

  • Rating:8

    Need for Speed: Most Wanted

  • Review Score:8.5
    Quake 4 is one of the better examples of a sci-fi first-person shooter done right.

    Quake 4

    Quake 4 is one of the better examples of a sci-fi first-person shooter done right.

    I don't think Quake needs any introductions. The series was made up of three games until Quake 4, and all three were quite different. The first two were centered on single-player as much as multiplayer (although their th... Read Full Review

    2 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.5
    This is one sweet shooter that provides a fast-paced, ultra fun experience. Try it!

    Quake II

    This is one sweet shooter that provides a fast-paced, ultra fun experience. Try it!

    id Software made many famous games along the years, the Doom series and Quake being on top of the list. The first Quake established itself as a community favorite, mainly because of its fast-paced, super responsive gamep... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8

    Tomb Raider: Underworld

  • Review Score:8
    One step forward, two steps back.

    Tomb Raider: Underworld

    One step forward, two steps back.

    After greatly enjoying 2007's Tomb Raider: Anniversary (played it three times so far) I was obviously looking forward to Underworld, the latest installment in this long running series. Although this game is pretty much a... Read Full Review

    5 of 7 users found the following review helpful