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  • greasemonkey42 wrote a review of Total War: Rome II - Emperor Edition.
    User Rating 8
    Finally worth your time

    A year after the shipment of a buggy, unpolished, poorly optimised and embarrassment of a game, Creative Assembly have delivered incessant patches to finally transform this title into what it should h...

  • greasemonkey42 wrote a review of Rage.
    User Rating 8
    Dynamite FPS mechanics that you just don't see these days

    Former heavy-weight developers Id Software put out this long-awaited title back in 2011, and it rather quickly faded as it was recognised as a great game but perhaps not the superb, hallmark title tha...

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  • greasemonkey42 wrote a review of God of War III.
    User Rating 10
    A world-class, definitive experience of a generation

    God of War III consistently stunned me from start to finish. Having never encountered the series in the past, when I finally got a PS3 a couple years back I played through the trilogy start-to-finish ...

  • greasemonkey42 wrote a review of Far Cry 3 (The Lost Expeditions Edition).
    User Rating 9
    Everything you could want in a open-world FPS

    I have played every notable shooter under the sun in recent years, and this is by far at the top of my list as my favourite. This game just nails it at basically every turn. The guns are the best I ha...

  • greasemonkey42 wrote a review of Singularity.
    User Rating 6
    A decent FPS with enough twists to keep it above mediocrity

    I kept seeing this title pop up around the internet with favourable comments, so I decided to satiate my curiosity, support a smaller developer and dive into this FPS over a weekend. The game presents...

  • greasemonkey42 wrote a review of Deus Ex: Human Revolution - Director's Cut.
    User Rating 8
    A great sci-fi romp that is greater than the sum of its parts

    As a newcomer to the series, I had no idea what to expect from this title, and I was certainly surprised how deep this game went in seemingly all directions. There’s so much more than what you m...

  • greasemonkey42 wrote a review of BioShock Infinite.
    User Rating 10
    A testament to the very best of the art of game design

    What this game achieves is something truly marvellous and forever memorable. It sits at the apex of not only thoroughly excellent gameplay mechanics and level design, but with exceptional artistic and...

  • greasemonkey42 wrote a review of Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II.
    User Rating 6
    Steps forward in mechanics, massive backflips in narrative

    This sequel is ultimately a very solid 3rd person action game, but where it makes vast strides in improvements in some areas over its visionary predecessor, it takes massive steps backward in others. ...

  • greasemonkey42 wrote a review of Max Payne 3.
    User Rating 7
    Solid game, but isn't as fun as it should be

    Having never played the first two games, I jumped into this to discover for myself what this series was all about. This title, under the name of none other than Rockstar, held a lot of promise and I w...

  • greasemonkey42 wrote a review of Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine.
    User Rating 9
    Raw. Thrilling. Fun. Underrated!

    This is a fantastic action game that displays some of the best use of the Warhammer 40K IP yet. The combat is raw and thrilling; all the guns feel fantastic and the melee combat, although seemingly sh...

  • greasemonkey42 wrote a review of Bulletstorm.
    User Rating 8
    A fresh and mechanically solid FPS experience

    If you’re looking for a solid-feeling shooter with some unique twists to keep things interesting, this game has you covered. Based on the "kill with skill" premise, there are some great new mech...

  • greasemonkey42 wrote a review of Battlefield 4.
    User Rating 9
    An experience that must be played to be believed

    An absolutely stand-out multilayer experience, Battlefield 4 must be experienced to be believed. How this game creates dynamic combat environments with cinematic realism is truly a marvel; however you...

  • greasemonkey42 wrote a review of The Last of Us.
    User Rating 10
    The pinnacle of a generation in gaming

    Such a vivid and top-notch post-apocalyptic experience like this should not be missed for any PS3 owner, and this game represents the pinnacle of the very best of games to grace us on this past gener...

  • greasemonkey42 wrote a review of Burnout Paradise.
    User Rating 9
    Don't like racing games? Wanna bet?

    I was never a fan of racing games until I played the Burnout series. This franchise takes away just a little bit of the boring realistic aspects of driving and adds a huge amount fun to create an adre...

  • greasemonkey42 wrote a review of Assassin's Creed III.
    User Rating 7
    A game that almost breaks under it's own weight....almost

    There is certainly enough production value in this instalment of the series to make it worth your time and money. However, in the midst of the multitude of developers that have evidently put this titl...

  • greasemonkey42 wrote a review of Prototype 2 (RADNET Edition).
    User Rating 8
    Pushing the boundaries in all the right directions

    This is a great sequel that pushes the boundaries in every direction from the first Prototype. The scale of detail is often impressive and the mechanics, from movement to combat, are all more refined....

  • greasemonkey42 wrote a review of Vanquish.
    User Rating 9
    Fast and frenetic fun

    Platinum Games came out with this unique game in 2010, which subsequently went on to win numerous “Best Game That No One Played” awards across numerous gaming sites for that year. This tit...

  • greasemonkey42 wrote a review of God of War: Ascension.
    User Rating 8
    Another first class experience, but not quite as memorable

    Although the story is not nearly as interesting when compared to the titanic events of God of War 3 (and how could it be? GoW3 was crazy!), this game is still first class in all other respects, at lea...

  • greasemonkey42 posted a message in the forum topic Gamespot says goodbye to some of its staff. on the Games Discussion board

    I've been visiting GS for over a decade and this is a fair whack of staff. Ryan MacDonald and Justin Calvert are some of the last remnants from GS's glory days; I wish them all the best.Is this cleari...