User Reviews & Ratings

Average Score 5.5/10

Total of 34 user ratings spread across 34 releases

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  • Rating:7

    Carrier Command: Gaea Mission

  • Review Score:7
    How long has it been? 15 years?rnAnd here we go again with Mantas and Walruses!

    Carrier Command: Gaea Mission

    How long has it been? 15 years?rnAnd here we go again with Mantas and Walruses!

    OMG LINE FEEDS!! SORRY FOR THAT WALL OF TEXT, I CAN'T DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT!rnFew of you might have actually played Carrier Command back when the gaming Universe was young, so let's start with a brief overview:rnIn a fut... Read Full Review

    1 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:5.5
    My shortest summary ever: Civ light!

    Warlock: Master of the Arcane

    My shortest summary ever: Civ light!

    Warlock cannot deny to be a copycat of the famous Civilization series of games, but this is perfectly OK since Sid "borrowed" massively from the original board game as well. What makes Warlock worth reviewing - and ma... Read Full Review

    5 of 14 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:5
    This is a review of the recently launched Browser version.

    Runes of Magic

    This is a review of the recently launched Browser version.

    This is a review of the recently launched Browser version. I still remember when the Treasure Trove instance opened up and everyone everywhere was quite angry about it, because it took several hours of gambling just t... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7
    F2P is up and running - PWE bought Cryptic - so what is the name of the game right now?

    Star Trek Online

    F2P is up and running - PWE bought Cryptic - so what is the name of the game right now?

    STO has always been a shining example for the prime directive of MMORPG developers: Do not invest assets into a game that still produces revenue. Even worse, STO has the built-in advantage of the Star Trek franchise -... Read Full Review

    1 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:6
    Lots of WWII era tanks had problems with unreliable gear boxes and transmissions. Same with Panzer Corps.

    Panzer Corps

    Lots of WWII era tanks had problems with unreliable gear boxes and transmissions. Same with Panzer Corps.

    First of all: Yes, Panzer Corps is a modernized copy of the Panzer General series including all major gameplay elements like say automatic artillery support. And no, i cannot recommend it, at least not in its present s... Read Full Review

    6 of 19 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:7

    Storm: Frontline Nation

  • Review Score:7
    Another of those uncut gems most likely never receiving any polishment.

    Storm: Frontline Nation

    Another of those uncut gems most likely never receiving any polishment.

    I just wanted to start my review by telling you how typical russian this game is: Nice ideas, almost everything "borrowed" from other games, and released when it is exactly 85% complete. But wait a minute, "dis is no... Read Full Review

    2 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:2
    Extreme Dumbness

    18 Wheels of Steel: Extreme Trucker 2

    Extreme Dumbness

    We had it all before. Missing mirrors, fecked up physics, missing elements, whatever, you name it. As with ET2, we got it again. Oh yes, the mirrors are working, but little else. For one, adding 2 more small drivin... Read Full Review

    2 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7
    Sorry Sid, not this time! Quite buggy, a lot of features missing from Civ 4, and new concepts don't work too well.

    Sid Meier's Civilization V

    Sorry Sid, not this time! Quite buggy, a lot of features missing from Civ 4, and new concepts don't work too well.

    What's the main thing that good Wine has in common with the Civilization series? Both become better when they grow older. And that is exactly how the evolution of the Civ games can be described, and a major landmark i... Read Full Review

    5 of 9 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8.5

    Empires of Steel

  • Review Score:8.5
    Don't let the screenshots fool you, this is actually a lot funnier than staring at an Excel spreedsheet.

    Empires of Steel

    Don't let the screenshots fool you, this is actually a lot funnier than staring at an Excel spreedsheet.

    EOS can be best described as a mix of old games, blended together to form a deep yet easy to pick up game experience. And when I say old games I really mean it. "Command HQ" comes into mind, as well as "The lost Admir... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:1
    From Russia with love - updated review, from 8.5 to 1.0, the lowest possible. Go check the added content.

    Allods Online

    From Russia with love - updated review, from 8.5 to 1.0, the lowest possible. Go check the added content.

    First of all: Allods is F2P or free to play, no subscription fees or any other forms of hidden payments apply. But of course there is an "item shop" to spend your hard earnt Euros/Dollars/Yen/Leaves, but it is absolutely... Read Full Review

    5 of 9 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:5

    WarBirds: Dogfights

  • Review Score:5
    Few companies venture that far to attract new customers - and no, this isn't meant as a friendly comment.

    WarBirds: Dogfights

    Few companies venture that far to attract new customers - and no, this isn't meant as a friendly comment.

    Warbirds is nothing new. Since the day of the first 3D graphics card pilots took off the runway to meet in furious dogfights. Or even before? At least the wish to pitch one warplane against another is as old as... i wou... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:3

    Silent Hunter 5: Battle of the Atlantic

  • Review Score:3
    SH5 is all the proof i need to judge Ubisoft at being extremely resistant to learning.

    Silent Hunter 5: Battle of the Atlantic

    SH5 is all the proof i need to judge Ubisoft at being extremely resistant to learning.

    (Yes, i said yesterday that SH5 is not even worth a review. After a good night of sleep i changed my mind as i believe i owe the simulation community at least a warning. Here it comes...) What defines a good computer ... Read Full Review

    14 of 15 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.5
    This is what Hearts of Iron II should have been but never matured into because of paradoxian stubborness.

    Arsenal of Democracy

    This is what Hearts of Iron II should have been but never matured into because of paradoxian stubborness.

    Of course this review is aimed point-blank at the experienced wargamer who spent countless hours with HOI2 already. More specific towards all the folks out there who are praising Paradox company for creating one of the ... Read Full Review

    12 of 13 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7.5
    Its cartoonlike graphics and gear dependent gameplay won't appeal to Fallout 3 fans, but for others it came just in time

    Borderlands

    Its cartoonlike graphics and gear dependent gameplay won't appeal to Fallout 3 fans, but for others it came just in time

    Borderlands is an unusual mix of genres. First of all it is a first person shooter with a strong emphasis towards online teamwork although it delivers well while playing solo. So far, so easy. What makes it different ... Read Full Review

    2 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:3
    A potentially great game that is utterly destroyed by one of the worst user interfaces of all times.

    Hearts of Iron III

    A potentially great game that is utterly destroyed by one of the worst user interfaces of all times.

    Granted, strategy game enthusiasts are a special breed. When we have won or lost a battle, we don't simply walk away and call it a day. We start a dissection instead, because we NEED to know why our Messerschmitts fare... Read Full Review

    11 of 16 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8
    Reviewing a game that is 12 years old?<br />
I would not spend a word on a bottle of Scotch younger than that, so why n

    Final Liberation: Warhammer Epic 40,000

    Reviewing a game that is 12 years old?<br /> I would not spend a word on a bottle of Scotch younger than that, so why n

    And just as good old Scotch this game had to age before it became something special. When it came out back in 1997 few considered it worthwhile of pulling out the cork because SSI was producing turn based tactical games... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:3.5
    Interesting concept, disastrous implementation.<br />

    Dreamlords - The Reawakening

    Interesting concept, disastrous implementation.<br />

    Dreamlords is a mix between RTS, online gaming and...uh, a browser game. In the RTS part of the game you take your Dreamlord (Hero, Main Tank, whatever) out on a stroll to beat up the bad guys with the help of a small... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:4

    Crysis Warhead

  • Review Score:4
    Giving Warhead credit for the best game ending would be like congratulating the Pope on a successful bank robbery.

    Crysis Warhead

    Giving Warhead credit for the best game ending would be like congratulating the Pope on a successful bank robbery.

    In other words, Warhead is totally messed up, even more than Crysis how hard to believe this sounds anyway. We still remember how sudden and unsatisfying Crysis ended (Part 1, a.k.a. the evermilking cow), it simply fe... Read Full Review

    1 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7
    Forget about the superb reviews so far, the publisher is running a contest about the best ones to be honored with prices

    Perfect World International

    Forget about the superb reviews so far, the publisher is running a contest about the best ones to be honored with prices

    Still, quite a few positive remarks can be made about Perfect World (PW from now on). PW is free to play without subscription fees and so has to compare against korean grind fest MMORPGs, while WOW and its relatives p... Read Full Review

    4 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:5
    "Battlestations: Midway strikes just the right balance..."<br />
Sure thing, if you're an octopus.

    Battlestations: Midway

    "Battlestations: Midway strikes just the right balance..."<br /> Sure thing, if you're an octopus.

    The thing that Battlestations Midway (BSM) and octopusses have in common is the sheer number of limbs required to have fun, roughly around 8 i'd estimate for BSM while knowing nothing about octos. I do know however, t... Read Full Review

    0 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:6
    We all know about Akellas Pirate type games. Interesting how POTBS got the same highlights and the very same flaws.

    Pirates of the Burning Sea

    We all know about Akellas Pirate type games. Interesting how POTBS got the same highlights and the very same flaws.

    Looking back at the POTBS Beta and before, there was word about an MMORPG where you would not pick up the hat or beard of your avatar but his ship. It looked good and felt good for any of us knowing port from starboard ... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:4
    About time we got another totally unbalanced and buggy 4X game with the sex appeal of an Excel spreadsheet.

    Lost Empire: Immortals

    About time we got another totally unbalanced and buggy 4X game with the sex appeal of an Excel spreadsheet.

    There is a reason why, when talking about turn based games for Galactic Domination, the Dinosaur MOO2 (Master of Orion 2) pops up all the time. And it's a simple reason. MOO2 got everything right: You always knew whe... Read Full Review

    3 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:6
    Nice graphics, animations and sound. But look under the hood and greet a developer team new to the concept of a mouse.

    The Settlers: Rise of an Empire

    Nice graphics, animations and sound. But look under the hood and greet a developer team new to the concept of a mouse.

    One word guys, scrolling. Move the mouse pointer to the edge of the screen, and get lucky: If you managed to hit the edge at some pixel already populated by one of the numerous pop-up windows, the game won't scroll a... Read Full Review

    6 of 20 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:3
    A wasted opportunity, even on a budget.

    1914 Shells of Fury

    A wasted opportunity, even on a budget.

    It would have been interesting to find out how those old WW1 torpedoes worked since the early german tactics at Skaggerak depended so much on them. Unfortunately, Shells of Fury won't show us. Choppy graphics far b... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:2.6
    A perfect example of an over ambitious project: The developer tried to mix 3 genres, but in the end it all failed.

    Pacific Storm

    A perfect example of an over ambitious project: The developer tried to mix 3 genres, but in the end it all failed.

    Pacific Storm is like one of those russian dolls sticking into each other. In game terms, the more time you spend with it, the less you can get out of it until only one very small doll remains. The pun in intended as r... Read Full Review

    3 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7.9
    Here we go: Another bunch of reasons why the Gamespot Review is off course like the Titanic in Lake Geneva.

    UFO: Aftershock

    Here we go: Another bunch of reasons why the Gamespot Review is off course like the Titanic in Lake Geneva.

    You know, it takes a special bunch of people to get the most out of turn based games. But those guys DO exist, still playing the UFOs or Jagged Alliance or whatever. Brett Todd, Gamespot Reviewer, does not seem to fall ... Read Full Review

    46 of 48 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:6.1
    Hard Truck is like most russian military hardware: It works, but got some rough edges.

    Hard Truck: Apocalypse

    Hard Truck is like most russian military hardware: It works, but got some rough edges.

    It's almost impossible to review Hard Truck without comparing it to Auto Assault, but i'll try to make it quick and painless: Both games share action based gameplay, your vehicle while in difficult terrain performs like... Read Full Review

    0 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:6.5
    Buggier than its precursors, only the modders / scenario designers will mean the difference of life or death for HOMM V.

    Heroes of Might and Magic V (Limited Edition DVD)

    Buggier than its precursors, only the modders / scenario designers will mean the difference of life or death for HOMM V.

    Out of the box, HOMM V will make you feel at home assuming you played at least one of the previous games in just another sequel. Its all there, from the resources and mines in the main map to the tactical options in bat... Read Full Review

    5 of 7 users found the following review helpful