User Reviews & Ratings

Average Score 6.93/10

Total of 37 user reviews spread across 37 releases

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  • User Rating:4
    Simple Civil War Game for Mobile Platform - NOT PC!

    Battleplan: American Civil War

    Simple Civil War Game for Mobile Platform - NOT PC!

    While the idea behind"B:CW" is a strategic overview of the war, zooming into real time battles when you choose to (so it is not an actual campaign) is good the result is abysmal. A real opportunity to recreate Empire's ... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6.5
    Where did it all go wrong?

    Battlefield 3

    Where did it all go wrong?

    What a mess! There, that's the best intro I can give. I am still struggling to sort this game out, and figure out exactly what it is that Dice were attempting to do with this so-called sequel to "Battlefield 2", which ha... Read Full Review

    11 of 20 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:2
    Could have been, Should have been...Isn't.

    East India Company: Battle of Trafalgar

    Could have been, Should have been...Isn't.

    This is one more reason I believe "East India Company" is on it's last legs. This new addition to "EIC", which could have been provided as free DLC for the main game, requires seperate initialisation outside of the main... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    Short...but oh so sweet. Welcome to the new CoH.

    Company of Heroes: Tales of Valor

    Short...but oh so sweet. Welcome to the new CoH.

    Okay, so the major beef is the length, or lack there-of with this stand-alone expansion. Nine missions, over three Campaigns (or mini affairs as most, including me would see it). But I wouldn't be wagging fingers at Re... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    One Step Foward...three steps back.

    Empire: Total War

    One Step Foward...three steps back.

    This review will of course fly in the face of popular opinion, but someone has to play Devil's Advocate. I have to say that having played all the TW games since day of their first release, this one has got me a bit sty... Read Full Review

    18 of 20 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Get out your spreadsheets, and fire up the calculator.<br />

    X3: Terran Conflict

    Get out your spreadsheets, and fire up the calculator.<br />

    This stand-alone package, claimed not to be an expansion to "X3:Reunion" is the conclusion to the X universe story, apparently (tho really it is). Though heralded as more "noob" friendly, don't be fooled. The first coupl... Read Full Review

    5 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    Console Port invades the PC...again!!!<br />

    Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway (Limited Edition)

    Console Port invades the PC...again!!!<br />

    So far I've played through about 4 hours or so and am dreadfully disappointed with Gearbox's latest offering in the oft-regarded "serious shooter's" arsenal. First thing you'll notice, in-game is the colour palette is mu... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    The screenshots had me intrigued from the start...and the game has not disappointed since.

    TimeShift

    The screenshots had me intrigued from the start...and the game has not disappointed since.

    Okay, so this isn't the perfect FPS game around...but then at present, I don't know what is. I have CRYSIS, CoD4, BioShock, UT3, STALKER and even MoH:AIRBORNE but when in need of a good "time-out" ('scuse the pun) sessio... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    Feels like console, plays like console...guess what?

    Medal of Honor: Airborne

    Feels like console, plays like console...guess what?

    Yes this really is a console game for the PC. But what game at present, and in the future...yes I'm looking at you &quot;CoD4&quot;... isn't (in the FPS genre anyway). The graphics are superb, though many players have h... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    What a good romp in The Zone....but not credited.

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

    What a good romp in The Zone....but not credited.

    I've enjoyed this game immensly and find it great if you like games along the lines of &quot;Oblivion&quot;. Graphics remind me of the visuals and atmosphere generated in the film &quot;Children Of Men&quot; with Cive Ow... Read Full Review

    1 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    Air war in the Pacific? Tropical beaches, sparkling ocean? Lethal combat? Yeah! Gimme my mae west! What...I'm dead ????

    Pacific Fighters

    Air war in the Pacific? Tropical beaches, sparkling ocean? Lethal combat? Yeah! Gimme my mae west! What...I'm dead ????

    Dynamix started it all with &quot;Aces of the Pacific&quot; + add-on. The gameplay was fast and furious. The choice of aircraft....well, choice! When you flew CAP over the carrier group and were sent to intercept a Japa... Read Full Review

    4 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.9
    Steps up to the plate set by &quot;Road To Hill 30&quot;.

    Brothers in Arms: Earned in Blood

    Steps up to the plate set by &quot;Road To Hill 30&quot;.

    I hesitated getting this game a long time having played &quot;Road To Hill 30&quot;, &amp; &quot;Call of Duty&quot; 1&amp;2. But what really grabbed me was the skirmish mode. That IS a first. Now I picked up the game at ... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.9
    &quot;Great Naval Battles&quot; finally re-surfaces with a healthy dose of &quot;1942&quot; thrown in.

    Pacific Storm

    &quot;Great Naval Battles&quot; finally re-surfaces with a healthy dose of &quot;1942&quot; thrown in.

    The nay-sayers for this game/sim are probably not old enough to remember the glory days of naval and aircraft simulator/games of the early nineties, but I'm not. &quot;Great Naval Battles&quot;, a series that was loved b... Read Full Review

    3 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:3.5
    &quot;Keep It Simple Stupid&quot;...literally in this case!

    Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon

    &quot;Keep It Simple Stupid&quot;...literally in this case!

    Having played the PC version I was looking forward to having a go at the ported version. There was no reason why, given the excellent gameplay and complex keyboard combos that this should not have adapted itself well to ... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6.3
    Seriously...what 's the hype about?

    Prey

    Seriously...what 's the hype about?

    I bought this game after reading several reviews on how terrific it was: graphically, a twist in gameplay tactics, etc, etc. One thing I learnt, or should have reminded myself of is...don't believe the hype. GRAPHICS:... Read Full Review

    3 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:5.8
    Micromanagement, oh you dirty little sod. Great fare for stockbrokers and accountants.

    Soldiers: Heroes of World War II

    Micromanagement, oh you dirty little sod. Great fare for stockbrokers and accountants.

    Gag! Codemasters made the claim that this game would not be overinvolved, and that it was not a puzzle-solving game, requiring you to save constantly. In fact, you will be saving as often as you would in a FPS. Which is... Read Full Review

    3 of 10 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.4
    If you have &quot;Act of War&quot; then forget this one. BIG opportunity missed!!!

    Joint Task Force

    If you have &quot;Act of War&quot; then forget this one. BIG opportunity missed!!!

    &quot;Actof War-Direct Action&quot; threw you onto the urban battlefields with modern armies. No simplified generic rural townships dominating (as in &quot;C&amp;C Generals&quot;), but easily recognized capital city-scap... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.9
    &quot;Harpoon&quot; addicts sign here!

    Jane's Fleet Command (Classics)

    &quot;Harpoon&quot; addicts sign here!

    In a day where sims have diminished to becoming &quot;action&quot; or &quot;arcade&quot;&quot; games, this one still stands high above the chaff. For many of us who, with P4's or PD's running XP, the days of &quot;Harpoo... Read Full Review

    8 of 8 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6.7
    Hella lot o' fun! Fun game, good graphics, easy to use interface. Blow 'em all to hell. But not a strategy game.

    Blitzkrieg 2

    Hella lot o' fun! Fun game, good graphics, easy to use interface. Blow 'em all to hell. But not a strategy game.

    I have played &quot;Blitzkrieg&quot; (BK) many times. I haven't bothered with the expansions or releases like &quot;Cuban Missile Crisis&quot; (I have &quot;People's General&quot; for that). The original game, as I revie... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.3
    The demo looked great. Intense WWII action in different, more detailed locales,  hectic action. So what happened?

    Call of Duty 2

    The demo looked great. Intense WWII action in different, more detailed locales, hectic action. So what happened?

    I am a great fan of &quot;Call of Duty&quot; having survived the mawling I received in &quot;MOHAA&quot; and its' 2 expansion packs. Replaying the &quot;MOH&quot; series you realize just how diverse and varied your objec... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.1
    Oil prices out of control.Terrorism fueling the growing tension.War, what it is its' good for; absolutely...everything!!

    Act of War: Direct Action

    Oil prices out of control.Terrorism fueling the growing tension.War, what it is its' good for; absolutely...everything!!

    I hesitated buying this game for over a year. I have &quot;C&amp;C Generals&quot; + &quot;Zero Hour&quot; and couldn't really see, from the demo and screenshots, anything that would lead me to part my cash for what looke... Read Full Review

    2 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.4
    It's time to rummmmmmmbbbblllllllle!!! There are no PC wrestling games out there, so for bad or good, this stands out!!!

    WWE Raw

    It's time to rummmmmmmbbbblllllllle!!! There are no PC wrestling games out there, so for bad or good, this stands out!!!

    My son's name is Jake and he is my 13 yo son and he's been after a wrestling game for ages (not owning a console, and only allowed to play computer games when he gets to stay with me one weekend a month). EB Games said t... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:3.8
    Another turn-based Civil War game. Worst of the bunch by far!

    North vs. South

    Another turn-based Civil War game. Worst of the bunch by far!

    Based on the same engine that drives the "Great Battles of..." trilogy, "North Vs South" should have been,could have been, a very immersive game. The Classical titles previously (Alexander, Hannibal, and Julius Caesar) h... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.9
    Vangelis, Oliver Stone, Colin Farrell. The ingredients for disaster?  Maybe, but this game is actually quite good.

    Alexander

    Vangelis, Oliver Stone, Colin Farrell. The ingredients for disaster? Maybe, but this game is actually quite good.

    Unlike every "professional" review I've read on Websites or in magazines (one gave it a score of 2), I and other gamers as well, see much more in this game than they obviously can. I'll tackle each highlighted aspect by... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.3
    A great simulation/ strategy/ tactical production, but you should see it modded!!!

    Rome: Total War

    A great simulation/ strategy/ tactical production, but you should see it modded!!!

    When I first played "RTW" I felt it actually wasn't better than "Medieval-Total War", in fact it was a step backward. I was looking forward to a 'Romanized' version of "MTW", not a 3D upgraded "Imperial Glory" kind of ga... Read Full Review

    4 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.6
    Whoa, who let the Germans into the steroids cabinet? If you enjoyed the TIME for strategy in "CoD", you're in trouble.

    Call of Duty: United Offensive

    Whoa, who let the Germans into the steroids cabinet? If you enjoyed the TIME for strategy in "CoD", you're in trouble.

    Where you were attacked by squads of Germans in "CoD", the expansion lets loose platoons (swarms, to be exact) of the enemy at you. Every engagement gets frantic fast, and the enemy AI is ruthless). Starting as it does ... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.7
    Space is the  colour of burnt-orange. Your homeship is a boomarang. Space Opera only comes close to describing this game

    Homeworld 2 (BestSeller Series)

    Space is the colour of burnt-orange. Your homeship is a boomarang. Space Opera only comes close to describing this game

    Wing Commander started it all (for pc's at any rate) and the graphics were to die for. Everyone drooled over being a Luke Skywalker zipping around in 3-D space slicing the vacuum with laser bolts. After (or before for so... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    Yeah, its' quite bland, and yeah, its' pretty simplistic in its' mission design. But it dumps all over "Soldiers: HOWW2"

    Blitzkrieg

    Yeah, its' quite bland, and yeah, its' pretty simplistic in its' mission design. But it dumps all over "Soldiers: HOWW2"

    Why does it better "Soldiers: Heroes Of World War II", a much lauded and enthused-over combat RTS? Because of the following: 1/ The colour pallette is no blander than "Soldiers". They're both as unexciting as a night ... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:4.7
    A funny thing happened on the way to the Forum (ahh...fortress?). The game you love to hate, loves & hates right back!!!

    The Lord of the Rings, The Battle for Middle-earth II

    A funny thing happened on the way to the Forum (ahh...fortress?). The game you love to hate, loves & hates right back!!!

    The really disappointing aspect of this follow-up to a great film-to-game product is that the areas of the game that were endearing (can you dobetter than the film's heroes and armies in battles) are gone. GENERAL ... Read Full Review

    3 of 8 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:5.8
    Liked "Full Spectrum Warrior" but hankered for more FPS action?  Well you'd go for this game...unfortunately.

    Close Combat: First to Fight

    Liked "Full Spectrum Warrior" but hankered for more FPS action? Well you'd go for this game...unfortunately.

    Great, I thought, playing a modern-day Marine Corps FPS. At the very least it wipe out the foul taste in my mouth from playing "Vietcong". I'd just finished reading "The March Up" by Brig. Gen. R.L.Smith & Bing West abou... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.3
    Ground Control II steps up to meet its' predecessor, loaded for bear & daring the player to think outside the box.

    Ground Control II: Operation Exodus

    Ground Control II steps up to meet its' predecessor, loaded for bear & daring the player to think outside the box.

    "Ground Control" was, & still is, a great action/strategy game, not quite fitting into the RTS realm as it spurns resource gathering ( a staple, yet quite often distracting element of the traditional RTS). "Dune" & "Empe... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.2
    Brings a more "earthly" feel to the game, like WWII on steroids. A solid expansion to a brilliant RTS.

    Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War - Winter Assault

    Brings a more "earthly" feel to the game, like WWII on steroids. A solid expansion to a brilliant RTS.

    The Imperial Guard...been wanting to play these suckers for a while. I got into this late because I sold my copy of DOW a year ago, not really into it. But my interest never wained. I own several PC games of the Warhamme... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.4
    MOHAA & CoD are payed a visit from Lucasarts, the result being a game that takes you back to the heyday of fun gaming.

    Star Wars: Republic Commando

    MOHAA & CoD are payed a visit from Lucasarts, the result being a game that takes you back to the heyday of fun gaming.

    I bought this game a while back, played it 2/3 the way through, was killed a hundred times, got stuck on one level, found the cheats, made it through, lost interest and uninstalled. "Uninspired", I thought (using polite ... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:3
    How to go retro in games while going forward in real-world weapons platforms. Each new out by Sonalysts gets worse.

    Dangerous Waters

    How to go retro in games while going forward in real-world weapons platforms. Each new out by Sonalysts gets worse.

    I have played (not really the right term for these sims) Sonalysts' outings since "688-Attack Sub". The follow-ups, "688i" released by Janes Simulations was close to perfect, and "Seawolf" was the crowning glory. The man... Read Full Review

    3 of 14 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:4.6
    Promises and hype once more dashed upon game release. SW/ RTS fans again let down.

    Star Wars: Empire at War

    Promises and hype once more dashed upon game release. SW/ RTS fans again let down.

    The pre-release shots of "Force Commander" (back issues of PC mags) showed a game looking just like C&C Generals & promising the same gameplay. When the product was released it bore NO resemblance to what promised to be ... Read Full Review

    2 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:3
    Star Wars meets Quake3 Arena. The devolpers must've been confused 'cause I sure am!

    Star Wars: Battlefront II

    Star Wars meets Quake3 Arena. The devolpers must've been confused 'cause I sure am!

    This game can't make up its mind what it wants to be. Why keep asking the question if you want to re-spawn after being fragged constantly. Just plain stupid. The Galactic Conquest has been superceded by EAW. The only Rea... Read Full Review

    2 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:3.3
    Mod, mod, mod.  Game is basic without them.

    Imperial Glory

    Mod, mod, mod. Game is basic without them.

    The trouble with the mods I found (can you beieve there is even a Shadows Mod - c'mon Pyro, no shadows?). The trouble is the game folders required to be altered don't exist in the Australian release. I have mods for shad... Read Full Review

    2 of 11 users found the following review helpful