User Reviews & Ratings

Average Score 8.7/10

Total of 25 user reviews spread across 25 releases

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  • User Rating 10
    Horror that doesn't hold back. Enemies are weird, weapons are original, environment is sadistic.

    Dead Space

    Rated on August 20, 2012 by joelrwhite

    Horror that doesn't hold back. Enemies are weird, weapons are original, environment is sadistic.

    Horror fans will probably be delighted from many tense moments, action fans might get excited over the piles of bodies that will accumulate and shooter fans could be challenged with the difficulties f...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    Very involved, yet simple to play. Great adventure, quests and storyline. Sandbox-type play makes this one of the best.

    The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind - Game of the Year Edition

    Rated on September 11, 2011 by joelrwhite

    Very involved, yet simple to play. Great adventure, quests and storyline. Sandbox-type play makes this one of the best.

    If you have played other Elder Scrolls games, Morrowind will feel familiar. It is a heavy RPG filled potentially with over 200 quests in a single game. The camera can be changed to reflect a first-p...

    2 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    A great FPS collection.  Games contain a large variety of weapons.  A lot of shooting and a lot of strafing required.

    Unreal Anthology

    Rated on August 23, 2011 by joelrwhite

    A great FPS collection. Games contain a large variety of weapons. A lot of shooting and a lot of strafing required.

    Unreal Anthology will be a delight for those who want to try something different from a modern-day shooter. It will be a reminder to those who recall having to strafe constantly, jump while shooting,...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    A sci-fi shooter, stealth, RPG, racer, action adventure all in one.  Like a Star Wars meets Zelda that grows on you.

    Beyond Good & Evil

    Rated on May 28, 2011 by joelrwhite

    A sci-fi shooter, stealth, RPG, racer, action adventure all in one. Like a Star Wars meets Zelda that grows on you.

    First off, the game title doesn't have a lot to do with the philosophy of Beyond Good and Evil. Nietzsche, the philosopher who wrote the book BG&E, notes that once we admit that we will never know wh...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    Complex storyline makes it more than a typical point-and-click, solve puzzles adventure game.  Worth checking out.

    The Longest Journey

    Rated on May 05, 2011 by joelrwhite

    Complex storyline makes it more than a typical point-and-click, solve puzzles adventure game. Worth checking out.

    Although the game is just over ten years old, and certainly shows its age especially in the character models, the scenery is still pretty amazing. What makes The Longest Journey full of eye-candy is ...

    3 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    A good story, memorable characters, decent RPG.  Battle system can feel automated.  Many quests don't advance the story.

    The Witcher: Enhanced Edition

    Rated on April 24, 2011 by joelrwhite

    A good story, memorable characters, decent RPG. Battle system can feel automated. Many quests don't advance the story.

    The Enhanced Edition improves graphics, script/voice-acting, gameplay and quest problems experienced in the original game. If you own the original Witcher, you can download the Enhanced for free at t...

    1 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.5
    Unique game-play in the Fallout universe - great squad-based strategy.  Story is solid, missions are challenging.

    Fallout Tactics

    Rated on February 23, 2011 by joelrwhite

    Unique game-play in the Fallout universe - great squad-based strategy. Story is solid, missions are challenging.

    Depending on your likes or dislikes to either the turn-based Fallout 1 and 2, or the FPS/turn-based-hybrid Fallout 3, Fallout Tactics will offer a different type of game-play in the post-apocalyptic U...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.5
    Jedi powers are awesome to use.  Many Lightsaber duels.  Enemies are tough.  Missions are fun.  Story is epic.

    Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast

    Rated on February 15, 2011 by joelrwhite

    Jedi powers are awesome to use. Many Lightsaber duels. Enemies are tough. Missions are fun. Story is epic.

    Don't let the title confuse you (Jedi Knight 2 is really Dark Forces 3). The character is the same, and the story follows a general continuity seen in the previous titles. You play Kyle Katarn, and ...

    4 out of 4 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.5
    A FPS with a Heaven and Hell theme.  Many great levels and bosses to kill.  Fun weapons and unique powers.  Addicting.

    Painkiller: Black Edition

    Rated on February 06, 2011 by joelrwhite

    A FPS with a Heaven and Hell theme. Many great levels and bosses to kill. Fun weapons and unique powers. Addicting.

    At first I was concerned while running around a cemetery and killing large groups of zombies that this FPS was going to be boring. It didn't provide much of a wow factor after I completed the first l...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    An epic game.  Leads up to the events in Contracts and follows many missions after.  The ending is cool and original.

    Hitman: Blood Money

    Rated on January 27, 2011 by joelrwhite

    An epic game. Leads up to the events in Contracts and follows many missions after. The ending is cool and original.

    For any fan of the prior Hitman games, Blood Money is a worthy addition. Most missions are well-thought out and hold many options to eliminate your targets. The maps, buildings and environments are ...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    Still a good game but not enough to surpass Silent Assassin.  Dark atmosphere is perfect but end levels are not enough.

    Hitman: Contracts

    Rated on January 23, 2011 by joelrwhite

    Still a good game but not enough to surpass Silent Assassin. Dark atmosphere is perfect but end levels are not enough.

    Contracts starts out really well. Even the game menu captures your attention as you listen to the haunting, electronica-like music with 47 sitting morosely in a chair, shadowed by darkness, moving ev...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.5
    Great balance to stealth and slaughter.  Story is paced very well, missions are fun, and killing targets is satisfying.

    Hitman 2: Silent Assassin

    Rated on January 08, 2011 by joelrwhite

    Great balance to stealth and slaughter. Story is paced very well, missions are fun, and killing targets is satisfying.

    Silent Assassin is a third-person shooter, and those who have already played the other Hitman games, particularly Codename 47, will find vast improvements in Silent Assassin. One improvement is the a...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    Not too bad of a start to a successful Hitman series.  Game-design makes it hard to play.  Might be worth it for fans.

    Hitman: Codename 47

    Rated on January 01, 2011 by joelrwhite

    Not too bad of a start to a successful Hitman series. Game-design makes it hard to play. Might be worth it for fans.

    This is a classic, third-person shooter with many elements of stealth. For those who have already played Contracts will find a few of the same campaigns also on Codename 47 (Contracts will give you m...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    A great space combat sim, even for today.  Because of the FSO project, graphics are updated, and campaigns are plenty.

    Descent: Freespace - The Great War

    Rated on December 25, 2010 by joelrwhite

    A great space combat sim, even for today. Because of the FSO project, graphics are updated, and campaigns are plenty.

    This review will almost be verbatim to what I wrote for Freespace 2 since the games play the same, especially if you use the FSO utility. You can buy the bundle of Freespace and its expansion Silent ...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    A great space combat sim, even for today.  Because of the FSO project, graphics are updated, and campaigns are plenty.

    Freespace 2 Gold

    Rated on December 25, 2010 by joelrwhite

    A great space combat sim, even for today. Because of the FSO project, graphics are updated, and campaigns are plenty.

    First of all, this game can be hard to find for a good price. It's worth going to www.gog.com to purchase a DRM-free download for a very good deal. Also check out www.hard-light.net to get FSO graph...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    A third-person shooter - go from A to B - kill a lot along the way.  Memorable opponents, great visuals, twisted story.

    American McGee's Alice

    Rated on November 25, 2010 by joelrwhite

    A third-person shooter - go from A to B - kill a lot along the way. Memorable opponents, great visuals, twisted story.

    If you liked the original Doom, Heretic or Hexen games, then you will probably like Alice. It captures the essence of these classic shooters in that it contains many levels, with a lot of fighting, w...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 10
    A great set-piece to the life of a 1930's gangster.  Challenging missions, fun shootouts, and a fast-paced, slick story.

    Mafia

    Rated on November 21, 2010 by joelrwhite

    A great set-piece to the life of a 1930's gangster. Challenging missions, fun shootouts, and a fast-paced, slick story.

    You are a cab-driver in 1930 in the city of Lost Heaven. In the midst of the Great Depression, the city teems with business and the rich continue getting richer. You have been down on your luck star...

    4 out of 4 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    A very brutal game.  You will smash opponents with pipes and 2x4's.  A little thriller/mystery but mostly bloody action.

    Condemned: Criminal Origins

    Rated on November 19, 2010 by joelrwhite

    A very brutal game. You will smash opponents with pipes and 2x4's. A little thriller/mystery but mostly bloody action.

    I had read mostly positive reviews of Condemned a couple of years ago and had never heard of it before until then. I found it interesting that it had been banned in Germany due to its inhuman acts of...

    3 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.5
    As a stand-alone game, Deadly Shadows is pretty good.  When compared to Thief I and II, it's somewhat disappointing.

    Thief: Deadly Shadows

    Rated on November 19, 2010 by joelrwhite

    As a stand-alone game, Deadly Shadows is pretty good. When compared to Thief I and II, it's somewhat disappointing.

    If you have already played Thief I and II, then the third Thief game might seem like a great idea but falls short in a couple of ways. If you haven't played any of the Thief games yet, then I recomme...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 10
    One of the coolest, imaginative horror FPS of the day.  The undead and supernatural abound, and you will fight them all.

    Clive Barker's Undying

    Rated on November 18, 2010 by joelrwhite

    One of the coolest, imaginative horror FPS of the day. The undead and supernatural abound, and you will fight them all.

    The setting is the early 1920's and you control the hero Patrick Galloway, a WWI veteran and occult investigator. Armed with a revolver, scrye powers and the Gel'zibar stone, you visit an old friend ...

    4 out of 5 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    Like its predecessor, one of the best in a stealth FPS.  Even after ten years it is still a great game.

    Thief II: The Metal Age

    Rated on November 11, 2010 by joelrwhite

    Like its predecessor, one of the best in a stealth FPS. Even after ten years it is still a great game.

    What makes Thief 2 great is that if you played Dark Project or Thief Gold, then you will easily fall into pace with the action that most of the controls and weaponry are very much the same. And if yo...

    1 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    Considered to be the game that started the stealth FPS genre.  Worth playing and replaying.  A great game, great story.

    Thief Gold

    Rated on November 10, 2010 by joelrwhite

    Considered to be the game that started the stealth FPS genre. Worth playing and replaying. A great game, great story.

    There is a good chance that those who have played a stealth FPS has heard of the Thief games. Dark Project was the first of the Thief series, and later Thief Gold was released, with improved graphics...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7
    Does a good job of portraying ficition's best detective but misses the mark with no side-quests or random play.

    Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened

    Rated on November 10, 2010 by joelrwhite

    Does a good job of portraying ficition's best detective but misses the mark with no side-quests or random play.

    The best part of the game is the ability to move Holmes mostly anywhere you want to go like a FPS on a square grid, which is also one of the disappointments that you will generally retrace your steps ...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 10
    One of the best sci-fi/horror shooters in the last few years, and probably will be one of the top ten for awhile.

    BioShock

    Rated on November 04, 2010 by joelrwhite

    One of the best sci-fi/horror shooters in the last few years, and probably will be one of the top ten for awhile.

    Despite the negative reviews of the game concerning DRM and SecuROM installation (my negative experience is that I had to change a setting to slow the DVD read speed so that the game could install fro...

    3 out of 4 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.5
    Good action and the setting is done well.  Fun shootouts.  Not much random gameplay though.

    Call of Juarez

    Rated on October 30, 2010 by joelrwhite

    Good action and the setting is done well. Fun shootouts. Not much random gameplay though.

    First-person shooting with a good variety of weapons makes the game worth playing. Unfortunately the hand-to-hand combat is weak except for the occasional fist-fights on two levels of the game. Ther...

    3 out of 3 found this review helpful.