User Reviews & Ratings
Total of 79 user ratings spread across 79 releases
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 Review1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
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 Review8 of 9 users found the following review helpful
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 Review3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
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 Review1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
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 Review1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
Need for Speed Underground
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 Review5 of 5 users found the following review helpful
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 Review7 of 7 users found the following review helpful
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 Review7 of 7 users found the following review helpful
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 Review2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
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 Review3 of 4 users found the following review helpful
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 Review2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl
Enemy Territory: Quake Wars
Need for Speed III: Hot Pursuit
Quake III Arena
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
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 Review3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
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 Review3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
Need for Speed ProStreet
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 Review4 of 4 users found the following review helpful
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 Review12 of 12 users found the following review helpful
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 Review8 of 9 users found the following review helpful
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 Review4 of 4 users found the following review helpful
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 Review5 of 5 users found the following review helpful
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 Review0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords
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 Review4 of 4 users found the following review helpful
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 Review2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
Tomb Raider: Anniversary
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 Review6 of 9 users found the following review helpful
Need for Speed: Porsche Unleashed
Need for Speed Most Wanted
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 Review2 of 3 users found the following review helpful
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 Review3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
Tomb Raider: Underworld
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 Review5 of 7 users found the following review helpful