User Reviews & Ratings
Total of 281 user ratings spread across 281 releases
A resoundingly faithful re-imaging of Half-Life, but introduces enough new elements to feel fresh and exciting.
When Half-Life: Source arrived, without much fanfare in June 2004, many people were disappointed. Half-Life is of course one of the most cherished and revered games in video game history, but people had expected that whe... Read Full Review2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
The late 1940's are such a fascinating period of modern history. The Second World War was over and most of the soldiers who survived the horrors of the conflict had returned home to their families, but there was still un... Read Full Review0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
Deus Ex: Human Revolution
It has been over a decade since the first Deus Ex rolled onto our computer screens and made us think long and hard about the way we approach player choice in video games. Before and since then, only a few games have mana... Read Full Review4 of 4 users found the following review helpful
Fallout: New Vegas (Collector's Edition)
New Vegas is better written and better characterised than Fallout 3, but generally is equally good as its predecessor.
The post-apocalypse is such a contradiction in terms. The very idea of there being a post-apocalypse should be nonsense, since the apocalypse it meant to be "the end of things". However, over the past few decades a rich ... Read Full Review2 of 3 users found the following review helpful
The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition
Monkey Island 2 Special Edition: LeChuck's Revenge
Mass Effect 2
Half-Life 2: Episode Two
Super Meat Boy
Super Meat Boy is one of the most infuriatingly difficult and yet ridiculously addictive games you will ever play.
Super Meat Boy is, very simply, psychotic. That's the only way I can even hope to start describing it. It was clearly designed by total sadists with the blackest of hearts whose days must usually be filled with reading a... Read Full Review5 of 7 users found the following review helpful
If there is one thing Just Cause tells you, it's that the Republic of San Esperito is a nation completely full of idiots. Its ordinary citizens are idiots. Its armed forces are entirely composed of idiots. Its tyrannical... Read Full Review3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
There was once a game which set itself in an Art-Deco city, located deep beneath the Atlantic Ocean. The game was spooky, immersive and deeply entertaining; partly because the characters and plotline were so interesting,... Read Full Review5 of 5 users found the following review helpful
Batman: Arkham Asylum
I will admit right here at the start that I am what you might call an almost complete comic book novice. I've watched the occasional film adaptation or two, and know some of the general details of certain more famous cha... Read Full Review3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
Super Mario Bros. 3
Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings
Age of Empires II: The Conquerors Expansion
Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge
Myst III: Exile
Exile is a beautiful, complex and intriguing logic-puzzle adventure, and is probably the pinnacle of the Myst series.
In the nine long years since the initial release of Myst III: Exile, things have changed. Computers have advanced phenomenally, with console gaming systems gaining even greater dominance over the PC, and certain mobile t... Read Full Review0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
It seems that the guys at Introversion Software just love to feel retro. The game they made after this one, DEFCON, recreated the 1980's WarGames feel of tactical real-time strategy games. Darwinia however, manages to ta... Read Full Review1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion - Game of the Year Edition
Oblivion is a shining beacon for RPGs, with enough gameplay and immersive atmosphere to lose yourself in for days.
Let's be straight: The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion has received a lot of praise over the past few years, and is widely heralded today to be one of the greatest games of all-time. Whilst some of this may have been hyperbol... Read Full Review2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
Let's be clear: Saints Row 2 is certainly in the running for what could be called a GTA-clone. It lets you loose in a large, free-roam city to wreak havoc as you see fit. You have innumerable vehicles to hijack, and you ... Read Full Review2 of 2 users found the following review helpful