User Reviews & Ratings
Total of 55 user ratings spread across 55 releases
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 Review3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
Dragon Age II
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 Review16 of 41 users found the following review helpful
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 Review0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
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 Review12 of 22 users found the following review helpful
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 Review7 of 7 users found the following review helpful
Empire: Total War (Special Forces Edition)
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 Review1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
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 Review0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
Lost Planet: Extreme Condition
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 Review4 of 5 users found the following review helpful
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 Review0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
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 Review4 of 5 users found the following review helpful
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 Review1 of 3 users found the following review helpful
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 Review2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
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 Review3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway
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 Review1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
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 Review0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
Grand Theft Auto IV
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 Review1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
Murder in the Abbey
'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 Review0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
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 Review12 of 15 users found the following review helpful
Pro Evolution Soccer 2008
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 Review3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
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 Review0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
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 Review1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
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 Review0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
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 Review1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
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 Review1 of 3 users found the following review helpful
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 Review3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
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 Review1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
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 Review10 of 11 users found the following review helpful