User Reviews & Ratings

Average Score 7.4/10

Total of 36 user reviews spread across 36 releases

  1. 10
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  3. 8
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  5. 6
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  6. 5
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  • User Rating:4
    A mess of a game, an uninspired storyline, a bland main character... What happened to Assassin's Creed?

    Assassin's Creed III

    A mess of a game, an uninspired storyline, a bland main character... What happened to Assassin's Creed?

    I'm a huge Assassin's Creed fan. I played the first one and absolutely loved it. It had repetitive gameplay, yes, but the setting and the mission design of the main assassinations made the game shine above anything I had... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Don't always believe the morbidly hateful...

    Dragon Age II

    Don't always believe the morbidly hateful...

    It's hard to believe that any Bioware game would generate the hatefest currently surrounding Dragon Age 2. My game unlocked at Steam a day after the March 8th release, and it was enough to see many reviews with 4.0, 5.0 ... Read Full Review

    16 of 41 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:3
    Most adventure gamers don't mind a bit of item hunting, but that's no reason to make a game out of it.

    Sherlock Holmes: The Mystery of the Persian Carpet

    Most adventure gamers don't mind a bit of item hunting, but that's no reason to make a game out of it.

    I've been a fan of Sherlock Holmes adventure games since I first played 'The Secret of the Silver Earring', a few years ago. Then, of course, came the excellent 'SH: The Awakened', the great 'SH: Nemesis' or 'SH vs Arsén... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    A burst of sheer joy that gets worse the more you let your brains get in the way...

    God of War III

    A burst of sheer joy that gets worse the more you let your brains get in the way...

    Ok, let the thumbs down flood this space... I have a sense this won't be very popular. I've played every main GOW game released on the main consoles (PS2 and now PS3). The first GOW was amazing in its unlimited capaci... Read Full Review

    12 of 22 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:5
    On a quest for new ideas, they threw away a lot of good ones...

    FIFA Soccer 11

    On a quest for new ideas, they threw away a lot of good ones...

    Just how on earth did this game get a 9.0? There are some things in GS's official reviews system I don't quite get. I'm a huge fan of the FIFA games (my first one was FIFA 98), and after being let down by my good old ... Read Full Review

    7 of 7 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    We return to Total War...

    Empire: Total War

    We return to Total War...

    It'll probably look weird that I'm starting this review talking about RPGs... Well, on RPGs you allocate XP gained throughout hours of fighting on areas you'd like to focus on. You'd improve on many different areas, whil... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:10
    I don't remember ever having this much 'raw fun' in playing a RTS game...

    Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War

    I don't remember ever having this much 'raw fun' in playing a RTS game...

    When it comes to sci-fi games, the storyline will usually vary between epic (such as Star Wars or Dune franchises) and realistic (Mass Effect). Warhammer 40.000 takes the genre to a different setting, and introduces the ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:4
    Megaman meets next-gen...

    Lost Planet: Extreme Condition

    Megaman meets next-gen...

    When I first heard about Lost Planet: Extreme Condition, I expected to find a solid 3rd person shooter with a good storyline similar to 'Starship Troopers'. From the videos I saw, this was a single guy shooting the hell ... Read Full Review

    4 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Frustrating bits make the new Prince of Persia a few steps short of being a timeless masterpiece.

    Prince of Persia

    Frustrating bits make the new Prince of Persia a few steps short of being a timeless masterpiece.

    Few releases can split the opinion of their traditional fanbases with the ferocity this new PoP has. When word came that the new game would use stylized graphics, with its story set completely away from the 'Sands of Tim... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:5.5
    As hollow as modern shooters can get.

    Far Cry 2

    As hollow as modern shooters can get.

    When games like Crysis and Call of Duty 4 opened up a golden age for First Person Shooters, with their engrossing gameplay only being topped by their equally amazing storyline, it's disappointing, to say the least, to se... Read Full Review

    4 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6.5
    Closer to God of War than to Mass Effect, but Rise of the Argonausts is fun enough to play through.

    Rise of the Argonauts

    Closer to God of War than to Mass Effect, but Rise of the Argonausts is fun enough to play through.

    My expectations were high for this game, they really were, and I guess there's a bit of a lesson to be learned here: Never expect that much from a game (Spore should've been a warning, but I guess I'm stubborn). It's not... Read Full Review

    1 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    Fantastic plot, challenging puzzles, decent graphics, pretty good voice acting... and all it gets is a 6.7?

    Still Life

    Fantastic plot, challenging puzzles, decent graphics, pretty good voice acting... and all it gets is a 6.7?

    Decent thriller adventure games were almost impossible to find up to three or four years ago. Then along comes The Adventure Company, and all that begins to change. Within a genre presumed dead a few years ago, comes som... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    So Blonde won't blow your mind away with brand-new formulas, it'll win you over with its attention to classic elements.

    So Blonde

    So Blonde won't blow your mind away with brand-new formulas, it'll win you over with its attention to classic elements.

    This is not the kind of game I usually play. Not Adventure... No, I'm a hardcore Adventure gamer since buying Monkey Island 3, what, a decade ago. It's just that when my cousin called me up saying "It's a dumb blond solv... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    World War II shooters have never been so fun... if only slightly confusing.

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

    World War II shooters have never been so fun... if only slightly confusing.

    Operation Market Garden, the most disastrous Allied Operation in WWII, has once again emerged as a setting for a FPS, or First person shooters. Many will shout: "Again?!" I will plead: "Again!" Some may say there a... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:10
    GTA has grown up....

    Grand Theft Auto IV

    GTA has grown up....

    I ordered both my Xbox 360 and a copy of GTA IV at the same time over the internet. For my sheer horror, the game arrived first, which had me waiting for nearly a week before the damned platform arrived. Meanwhile, I rea... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6
    A rather scrappy mix between 'The Name of the Rose' and 'Dragon's Lair'...

    The Abbey

    A rather scrappy mix between 'The Name of the Rose' and 'Dragon's Lair'...

    I remember when I was thirteen years old and picked up a copy of Umberto Eco's 'The Name of the Rose', only to drop the book before the end of the first chapter after more than a dozen untraslated latin expressions. Stil... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:3
    'Just Cause' has the looks fit for a ten year old game, and the difficulty fit for a five year old kid.

    Just Cause

    'Just Cause' has the looks fit for a ten year old game, and the difficulty fit for a five year old kid.

    When people described 'Just Cause' to me, the usual thought was: "Pretty, but dumb". Now after having finished it, I have to thank the heavens it was a rental. Don't get me wrong, it's a fun game, however short, but it l... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:3.5
    For a game that was supposed to take you from evolution to space-faring, Spore is a shallow, unsatisfying experience.

    Spore

    For a game that was supposed to take you from evolution to space-faring, Spore is a shallow, unsatisfying experience.

    Freedom. It has been the mark of Maxis since the revolutionary engine of the Sims franchise. In their games, you're free to do as you please. Spore promissed to take this a step further, to bend the rules of evolution, t... Read Full Review

    12 of 15 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:3.5
    How to kill a franchise with a single release...

    World Soccer Winning Eleven 2008

    How to kill a franchise with a single release...

    The Pro Evolution series has stood as a synonym to Football/Soccer sims for the past decade or so. It has crushed FIFA since its arrival on the PS2, and if you interview an actual Football player on which game is his fav... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    Stop comparing it to Football Manager.

    Championship Manager 2008

    Stop comparing it to Football Manager.

    I can't tell how many times I've heard 'Oh, this isn't Football Manager' (aka World Soccer Manager). Of course it isn't, it's not supposed to be. People tend to look at this game with FM in mind, and how shallow this gam... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    After the absolutely brilliant first Episode, expectations were high for its sequel.

    Sam & Max Episode 202: Moai Better Blues

    After the absolutely brilliant first Episode, expectations were high for its sequel.

    Episode 202... Episode after Episode, Telltale managed to outshine its earlier release, and Sam and Max's witty jokes arsenal seemed infinite. It wasn't. Don't get me wrong, the humor is still there... The perfect bal... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    Santa's possessed, and only Sam and Max can help him, with as much meaningless violence as possible, of course.

    Sam & Max Episode 201: Ice Station Santa

    Santa's possessed, and only Sam and Max can help him, with as much meaningless violence as possible, of course.

    Sam and Max have always been known for their charismatic presence, their knack for being stuck in the middle of the most insane situations ever pictured in a computer game, and, of course, their unique, twisted sense of ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:4.5
    It's the typical platform game: Simple, beautiful, pleasing to a casual gamer, and absolutely plotless.

    Avatar: The Last Airbender -- The Burning Earth

    It's the typical platform game: Simple, beautiful, pleasing to a casual gamer, and absolutely plotless.

    I'm not a die hard fan of the Avatar cartoon, despite being positively surprised with the few of its episodes I've actually seen. When I rented this game from the store, I was expecting to be introduced to this new magic... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    An amazing plot, killer graphs, and the hardest puzzles ever found in a game combine to make this title simply unique.

    Sherlock Holmes: Nemesis

    An amazing plot, killer graphs, and the hardest puzzles ever found in a game combine to make this title simply unique.

    I've finished this game not an hour ago, and as I watched the ending credits my mind could only conjure up two feelings: Immense satisfaction, combined with a strange urge to go to bed and sleep for the next 48 hours. Th... Read Full Review

    1 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    The worst you can say about this game is that no sequel has been developed until this day...

    Freespace 2 Gold

    The worst you can say about this game is that no sequel has been developed until this day...

    I have to say, I've never been a die-hard fan of space combat sims. My previous gaming experience in the genre can be narrowed down to 'Freelancer' and a few Star Wars games. 'Freespace 2' is the game that 'turned me'...... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Despite its shallow plot and short length, the game's great graphs and well planned puzzles amount for a fun experience.

    Destination: Treasure Island

    Despite its shallow plot and short length, the game's great graphs and well planned puzzles amount for a fun experience.

    What are the makings of a classic? When it comes to adventure games, you can perhaps narrow it down to: a great plot, nice graphics and enthrailing puzzles. And where, recently, can we find the three? Rare enough, eh? ... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    While the plot and visual aspects are simply great, you will most likely end up annoyed by some rather silly flaws.

    Sinking Island

    While the plot and visual aspects are simply great, you will most likely end up annoyed by some rather silly flaws.

    I can never grow tired of a good mistery solving adventure game. So when my cousin sent me a copy of 'Sinking Island', I installed the game the very same day. You play as Jack Norm, a police inspector assigned with the i... Read Full Review

    9 of 10 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    One of the most entertaining storylines in adventure gaming is left forgotten due to some nagging problems.

    The Last Express

    One of the most entertaining storylines in adventure gaming is left forgotten due to some nagging problems.

    I picked up 'The Last Express' without high expectations. That was due mainly to the sheer lack of 'hype' about this game in the adventure community. It isn't on the 'classics' list, it had no follow up to its storyline.... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    A rich storyline, beautiful graphics and charismatic characters combine to make this game a memorable experience.

    Broken Sword: The Smoking Mirror

    A rich storyline, beautiful graphics and charismatic characters combine to make this game a memorable experience.

    Broken Sword: The Smoking Mirror isn't one of those games that will blow your mind away. It won't lead you from plot twist to plot twist, In fact, few are the differences from its predecessor 'Broken Sword: Shadow of the... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:10
    'Sins of the Fathers' was almost perfect. 'The Beast Within' reaches perfection.

    The Beast Within: A Gabriel Knight Mystery

    'Sins of the Fathers' was almost perfect. 'The Beast Within' reaches perfection.

    When producers launch a game, they are aiming for perfection. They always try to make 'their' gaming experience far better than the competition. Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers did that in 1993. It was a well made, i... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    The prime of thriller adventure games

    Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers (1995)

    The prime of thriller adventure games

    1993, I was 6 years old, and not even thinking about buying a computer. My general knowledge of technology was limited to thinking playing Sonic on my Genesis was tons o' fun. As a gamer grows, the bar is raised. Decent ... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Of the so-called GTA clones, you'll be hard pressed to find one as richly crafted and original as Mafia.

    Mafia

    Of the so-called GTA clones, you'll be hard pressed to find one as richly crafted and original as Mafia.

    Ah, the 1930's... I wasn't alive back then, but after playing Mafia, I can understand it all too well the atmosphere of the gangster-filled decade. To put it simply, Mafia has one of the most detailed and engaging plo... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    Most RTS games out there put you in the role of a General. Company of Heroes puts you in the role of a Captain.

    Company of Heroes

    Most RTS games out there put you in the role of a General. Company of Heroes puts you in the role of a Captain.

    Micromanagement. That's the name of the game. Remember the old days of Age of Empires? Build up your base, attack the enemy base, done... (ok, a little bit more complicated than that if you played against a decent opposi... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    Indigo Prophecy could have been a fantastic game. Unfortunately, it's just a good game.

    Fahrenheit

    Indigo Prophecy could have been a fantastic game. Unfortunately, it's just a good game.

    I don't believe the 'modern masterpiece' hype of this game. Surely, the film-like atmosphere and engaging characters, not to mention the INITIAL plot elements have all the makings of a great game. You're absolutely entra... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.8
    Fan of Riddles? Fan of Puzzles? AGON might just be the game for you.

    AGON

    Fan of Riddles? Fan of Puzzles? AGON might just be the game for you.

    As an adventure gamer bored out of my mind with the shortage of good puzzle-solving games on the market (up to about a year ago, when I first played it), AGON can be considered a breath of fresh air. Be warned of one ... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6.5
    Not a great game, but far from being bad.

    Dead Reefs

    Not a great game, but far from being bad.

    When I first clicked the icon on my desktop to start this game, my expectations were high. Investigating a murder on the sinister island of Dead Reefs? A Curse? A Witch? Necromancers? This plot seems great! At first g... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful