User Reviews & Ratings

Average Score 8.13/10

Total of 66 user reviews spread across 66 releases

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  • User Rating:7
    Titanfall’s satisfying parkour movement contrasts with the enormous fun of piloting Titans.

    Titanfall

    Titanfall’s satisfying parkour movement contrasts with the enormous fun of piloting Titans.

    Why do we keep playing online shooters? How many times can we kill gun-toting maniacs in urban environments before we go crazy? The answer is different for every gamer - some enjoy the rush of combat while others like th... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    An excellent open-world pirate adventure with healthy content at land and sea

    Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag

    An excellent open-world pirate adventure with healthy content at land and sea

    Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag is like a refreshing swim in a beautiful blue ocean that stretches as far as the eye can see. You can smell the salt from the sea-spray and feel the cool waves caress your skin. All y... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6.5
    A combination that is less than the sum of its parts.

    Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs

    A combination that is less than the sum of its parts.

    Imagine a machine that takes two games, disassembles them to base components, and reconstructs them into a unified product. Dear Esther, a game from The Chinese Room, enters one of the intake valves in this machine. It t... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    The regression of a franchise with less focus and a misuse of strengths

    Assassin's Creed III

    The regression of a franchise with less focus and a misuse of strengths

    Assassin's Creed 3 is a step backwards for a franchise and a game that rarely exploits its greatest strengths. It continues directly from the end of Revelations, as Desmond and his Assassin team are headed for a remote c... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    A reboot that evolves the combat, platforming and puzzles with powerful results

    Tomb Raider (The Final Hours Edition)

    A reboot that evolves the combat, platforming and puzzles with powerful results

    Tomb Raider is a reboot to a well established, stale franchise that was in need of an overhaul. It aims to tell the origins story of Lara Croft, the well known archaeologist heroine. It's grittier and more gruesome than ... Read Full Review

    2 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    Clicking is always rewarding in this charming adventure game

    Botanicula

    Clicking is always rewarding in this charming adventure game

    Botanicula is a delightful adventure game from the developers who brought us Machinarium. Amanita Design craft another appealing universe with a variety of bizarre creatures living within the ecosystem of a tree. You pla... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    Good action in a distinctive world spoiled by stealth and balance issues

    Dishonored

    Good action in a distinctive world spoiled by stealth and balance issues

    They say revenge is a dish best served cold. In Dishonored, revenge is served by teleporting behind a guard, stabbing him in the neck, sending a swarm of rats to devour his friend and slowing time so you can escape. Dish... Read Full Review

    1 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    An incredible journey with spectacular conclusions for important characters

    Mass Effect 3

    An incredible journey with spectacular conclusions for important characters

    Nobody saves the Galaxy quite like Commander Shepard. Mass Effect 3 is the conclusion to the cinematic epic spanning three amazing games. The Reapers are beginning their eradication of all technologically advanced life a... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    More cut scenes than painkillers. The lack of player control is a gaping hole...

    Max Payne 3

    More cut scenes than painkillers. The lack of player control is a gaping hole...

    Max Payne is a tortured individual. He lost his wife and baby child many years ago. His femme fatale companion, Mona, was killed in the second game by the dearest of all his friends. Even after all of this agony the seri... Read Full Review

    10 of 13 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    Fight the darkness and find out what is happening around the town of Bright Falls

    Alan Wake

    Fight the darkness and find out what is happening around the town of Bright Falls

    Alan Wake is a psychological action game created by Remedy. Announced as an open world game in 2005, it was going to push the PC platform to extremes. Instead it launched only on the Xbox 360 in May 2010 thanks to an exc... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    An intriguing journey that will satisfy the eyes and ears

    Dear Esther

    An intriguing journey that will satisfy the eyes and ears

    Dear Esther begins with you on the shores of a desolate island overlooking the coast as waves caress the rocks. An abandoned lighthouse is only a few steps away, and this is where your journey begins. It's a journey full... Read Full Review

    4 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    Neat block puzzles in first person. It's no Portal but you could do worse with your $15

    Q.U.B.E.

    Neat block puzzles in first person. It's no Portal but you could do worse with your $15

    QUBE is a first person indie puzzler from Toxic Games. It is the first game released with the help of Indie Fund. Players wake up in a sterile environment of white rooms formed from blocks. As you move through the world ... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:4.5
    An awful, ugly mess. Or as Duke would say, "Tonight, you dine in hell"

    Duke Nukem Forever

    An awful, ugly mess. Or as Duke would say, "Tonight, you dine in hell"

    The Duke Nukem franchise is a big part of gaming history. Not because of the great PC platformers released in the early 90s or the pivotal shooter, Duke Nukem 3D, from '96. It's part of history because of the turbulent d... Read Full Review

    7 of 10 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6.5
    Fails with narrative, variety, replay value and ambition. Technical problems at launch didn't help.

    Rage

    Fails with narrative, variety, replay value and ambition. Technical problems at launch didn't help.

    Rage is an arcade shooter / racer from id software, the developers who helped define the FPS genre. It is set in a post-apocalyptic wasteland 106 years after an asteroid crashed to Earth. Before the asteroid struck, you ... Read Full Review

    19 of 22 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    An excellent sequel that makes solid improvements to movement and powers.

    inFamous 2

    An excellent sequel that makes solid improvements to movement and powers.

    Infamous 2 is a great sequel to the PS3 exclusive action game released in 2006. You reprise your role as Cole McGrath, the man with the electric super powers. This time Cole does most of his work in the town of New Marai... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    Fun shooter that gives you beautiful environments with a satisfying skillshot system.

    Bulletstorm

    Fun shooter that gives you beautiful environments with a satisfying skillshot system.

    Bulletstorm is an outrageous shooter from People Can Fly, the developers who created Painkiller and brought Gears of War to PC. Using the Unreal 3 engine to great effect the combat in Bulletstorm makes other shooters see... Read Full Review

    4 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    Charming strategy game where you use powers to battle natural disasters

    From Dust

    Charming strategy game where you use powers to battle natural disasters

    From Dust is a strategy game where you control the forces of nature to battle nature. You are a deity and need to escort a tribe of lowly humans across a landscape so they can capture totems. To do this you have the powe... Read Full Review

    7 of 9 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    Fails to match the Monolith games but not a terrible entry into the franchise

    F.E.A.R. 3

    Fails to match the Monolith games but not a terrible entry into the franchise

    FEAR 3 is an average shooter from Day 1 studios, the developers who brought FEAR to consoles. With some guidance from Monolith, Day 1 has created a sequel with a co-operative focus. During the campaign you are once again... Read Full Review

    7 of 7 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    Good detective game that lacks sufficient supporting evidence.

    L.A. Noire

    Good detective game that lacks sufficient supporting evidence.

    L.A. Noire is a good interrogation simulator and crime scene investigation game from Team Bondi and Rockstar. The game is set within the enormous city of Los Angeles during 1947. You play as Cole Phelps, an ex-marine, wh... Read Full Review

    4 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    Fun albeit linear and repetitive shooter that lacks many things that made Guerrilla good.

    Red Faction: Armageddon

    Fun albeit linear and repetitive shooter that lacks many things that made Guerrilla good.

    Armageddon destroys most of the good work Red Faction: Guerrilla did for the franchise. Armageddon is a brainless, linear third person shooter that has less personality than a Martian rock. You play as Darius, the bald g... Read Full Review

    11 of 11 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Amazing visuals, strong dialogue, varied characters, layered narrative and choices that have real consequences.

    The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings

    Amazing visuals, strong dialogue, varied characters, layered narrative and choices that have real consequences.

    The monster slayer, Geralt, is back to severe limbs, cure curses and make critical decisions in a new magical tale. The White Wolf is after the Kingslayer and also trying to solve some personal mysteries of his own. He o... Read Full Review

    7 of 10 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    Great puzzles, interesting new devices and hilarious dialogue.

    Portal 2

    Great puzzles, interesting new devices and hilarious dialogue.

    Portal 2 is an extremely polished puzzle game that is well worth the full price tag. It works so well because it contains rewarding puzzles and witty dialogue. Each puzzle is both a learning process and an implementation... Read Full Review

    5 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    Average and forgettable single player with good but flawed multiplayer.

    Homefront

    Average and forgettable single player with good but flawed multiplayer.

    Homefront is an average shooter that draws inspiration from better first person shooters like the new Call of Duty games and Half Life 2. It crafts a steady stream of action along a very short linear path. At times the g... Read Full Review

    7 of 9 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    Great story levels, huge variety of community levels and broken online play.

    LittleBigPlanet 2

    Great story levels, huge variety of community levels and broken online play.

    LittleBigPlanet 2 is a great sequel to the original hilarious platforming game released in 2008. The story and platforming elements of the original game are further refined. The art design is more consistent and there is... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6.5
    One out of three ain't good

    The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena

    One out of three ain't good

    Dark Athena is three different games in one, unfortunately only one of those games is mildly enjoyable. Riddick is a stealth game, a brawler and a first person shooter. The stealth is minimalistic but occasionally impres... Read Full Review

    5 of 7 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    Enjoyable combat, smart puzzles and good variety

    Darksiders

    Enjoyable combat, smart puzzles and good variety

    Darksiders is a third person action adventure game with a primary focus on melee combat but has plenty of clever puzzles to spice things up. It chronicles the events of War, one of the four horsemen, sent down by the 'co... Read Full Review

    4 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7
    Too hard to be fun

    Super Meat Boy

    Too hard to be fun

    Meat Boy is a small cube character who has the charming ability to slide down and jump off vertical walls. Of course this talent is used frequently to complete a series of challenging levels in a 2D environment. Precise ... Read Full Review

    8 of 18 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    Could have been a great game with more time spent cleaning up little problems. Multiplayer is highly flawed.

    Medal of Honor

    Could have been a great game with more time spent cleaning up little problems. Multiplayer is highly flawed.

    Medal of Honor is a tightly scripted ride created with clear precision of exactly what the developers want you to see. Over the four hour campaign you will switch between different soldiers but you won't be moving around... Read Full Review

    6 of 9 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    Inferior to the original with the exception of the combat and amazing visuals. Convoluted story with a weak ending.

    Mafia II

    Inferior to the original with the exception of the combat and amazing visuals. Convoluted story with a weak ending.

    Mafia 2 has been a long time coming, after only just completing the original I was anxious to see what these many years of development have brought. There are notable improvements over the original, but many are just imp... Read Full Review

    16 of 18 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    L4D2 is an improved version of the original which is both more satisfying and more frustrating.

    Left 4 Dead 2

    L4D2 is an improved version of the original which is both more satisfying and more frustrating.

    The original Left 4 Dead was a great multiplayer shooter, it offered countless hours of enjoyment with only a handful of maps and some simple mechanics of zombies versus humans. Left 4 Dead 2 takes those mechanics and im... Read Full Review

    6 of 7 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    A Sci-fi epic with cinematic presentation, improved combat and more interesting squad members.

    Mass Effect 2

    A Sci-fi epic with cinematic presentation, improved combat and more interesting squad members.

    I was pretty impressed with the overall experience of Mass Effect 2 once I had completed it, and it does in fact prove to be a worthy sequel. If I were to correctly define the game I would probably consider it as a "cine... Read Full Review

    8 of 10 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    Wolfenstein doesn't start well but the powers you receive can make it fun, but not great.

    Wolfenstein

    Wolfenstein doesn't start well but the powers you receive can make it fun, but not great.

    Wolfenstein marks the return of hero B.J. Blazkowicz, once again fighting the Germans in WW2. This time however the situation takes on a more sci-fi feel with lots of supernatural elements compared to RTCW. Wolfenstein t... Read Full Review

    6 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    Solid western shooter that improves throughout with lots of action, great cutscenes and memorable characters

    Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood

    Solid western shooter that improves throughout with lots of action, great cutscenes and memorable characters

    Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood is the prequel to the 2006 western shooter and it features gameplay split between the two McCall brothers, Ray and Thomas. Ray returns in this prequel alongside his brother who makes up tw... Read Full Review

    9 of 9 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    Entertaining and frantic combat with a selection of varied powers in a balanced environment.

    Prototype

    Entertaining and frantic combat with a selection of varied powers in a balanced environment.

    In Prototype you play as Alex Mercer, a man who has been infected by a virus strain giving him a series of unbelievable powers and abilities. As you progress through downtown New York you set out to uncover who did this ... Read Full Review

    6 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    A high paced aggressive arcade racer that makes carnage fun.

    FlatOut: Ultimate Carnage

    A high paced aggressive arcade racer that makes carnage fun.

    FlatOut: Ultimate Carnage is an arcade racing game featuring high speed crashes and loads of destruction. It's a highly polished version of FlatOut 2 with a few new modes, graphical enhancements and gameplay tweaks. Like... Read Full Review

    6 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    Dark Sector starts poorly but gradually improves and becomes rather enjoyable thanks to the glaive.<br />

    Dark Sector

    Dark Sector starts poorly but gradually improves and becomes rather enjoyable thanks to the glaive.<br />

    Dark Sector is a third person action game set in the near future in which a Technocyte infection mutates creatures and turns them insane. You play as Hayden, a character who is a secret agent with a resistance to pain; m... Read Full Review

    6 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6.5
    Hand to hand combat in a peculiar setting with unusual art design but too weird, mildly frustrating and repetitive

    Zeno Clash

    Hand to hand combat in a peculiar setting with unusual art design but too weird, mildly frustrating and repetitive

    Zeno Clash is a first person hand to hand combat title with occasional but lacklustre weapon use; it features arena style fights in smallish maps with an unusual story and different art style. You play as Ghat, a humanoi... Read Full Review

    5 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    Solid presentation and great horror elements complement the different style and setting let down by performance issues

    Cryostasis

    Solid presentation and great horror elements complement the different style and setting let down by performance issues

    Pros- Sound, atmosphere, horror, mental echoes, unique feel Cons- Inconsistent performance, ambiguous, some poor combat Cryostasis deserves some attention from the PC gaming community, yet it still retains a very l... Read Full Review

    24 of 24 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    Still FEAR at the core but without the scare factor or punch of the original.

    F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin

    Still FEAR at the core but without the scare factor or punch of the original.

    +Fun action, good AI, appropriate sound, solid pacing -Poor scares, too easy, predictable, too short, generic in spots F.E.A.R. 2 is a decent shooter, unfortunately not quite as good as the original. Certainly it doe... Read Full Review

    7 of 7 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Left 4 Dead features excellent cooperation in well balanced asymmetric competitive multiplayer.

    Left 4 Dead

    Left 4 Dead features excellent cooperation in well balanced asymmetric competitive multiplayer.

    Great multiplayer games keep on giving even through repetition. Left 4 Dead is a game that keeps giving me enjoyment when I'm doing the same sequences over and over. One of the keys to this is how things play out differe... Read Full Review

    6 of 6 users found the following review helpful