User Reviews & Ratings

Average Score 8.13/10

Total of 43 user reviews spread across 43 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: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: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
    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
    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
    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: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
  • User Rating:8
    Fresh and consistent art style matches the fluid platforming gameplay

    Prince of Persia

    Fresh and consistent art style matches the fluid platforming gameplay

    Creating a fresh spin on a franchise that spans as many games as Prince of Persia does isn't easy, which is why Ubisoft have done a great job with its recent PoP game. The basic elements of jumping along ledges and sword... Read Full Review

    4 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    Extensive exploration, interesting quest choice and fun character development.

    Fallout 3

    Extensive exploration, interesting quest choice and fun character development.

    Action RPGs with amazing exploration and quest choices don't come along often. Fallout 3 is a great experience and it feels a lot like Oblivion with guns, while this can be a weakness for some people, it comes across as ... Read Full Review

    10 of 10 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    Unpolished and difficult but amazingly engaging

    S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky

    Unpolished and difficult but amazingly engaging

    Clear Sky represents both a thorn in the side and a feather in the cap of PC gaming. It's a thorn because it's not a polished experience like many games today, it crashes, AI can be buggy (hey guys why are you looking at... Read Full Review

    12 of 12 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    A great combat game, with archery and sword fights and many fun spells creating a dynamic gameplay environment.

    Dark Messiah of Might and Magic

    A great combat game, with archery and sword fights and many fun spells creating a dynamic gameplay environment.

    Dark Messiah keeps you heavily involved with combat from start to finish. A big part of the reason why the combat works so well in Dark Messiah is the level design, whether it's traps, ledges over cliffs or fires scatter... Read Full Review

    6 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.6
    Superb stealth implementation and hilarious AI quips keep this lengthy game entertaining, but beware the Grey lady.

    Thief: Deadly Shadows

    Superb stealth implementation and hilarious AI quips keep this lengthy game entertaining, but beware the Grey lady.

    The greatest thing about Thief: Deadly Shadows is how great the AI works within the game space. The AI is not without flaws this is true, first impressions are fairly lacklustre in fact. But the poorer features fade away... Read Full Review

    5 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    The crazy little game that keeps on giving.

    TrackMania United

    The crazy little game that keeps on giving.

    If you've played the previous Trackmania games then United, as indicated by the name, is basically a combination of the previous games. The original Trackmania, Nations and Sunrise. All the car types and all the location... Read Full Review

    6 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    The choice is yours as Geralt of Rivia in this superbly crafted RPG.

    The Witcher

    The choice is yours as Geralt of Rivia in this superbly crafted RPG.

    In The Witcher you play as Geralt, a human mutant who slays monsters, set out to recover the secrets of the Witchers. The Witcher is a great Role playing game and it doesn't have hundreds of weapons and armor, it doesn't... Read Full Review

    11 of 11 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    At its best Crysis is better than any other First Person Shooter currently available.

    Crysis

    At its best Crysis is better than any other First Person Shooter currently available.

    Crysis is a superb game; the first three levels feature some of the best gameplay I've had the pleasure to play. They push the first person shooter genre in directions it should be heading towards. The whole experience i... Read Full Review

    7 of 11 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    Vastly customisable and extensive multiplayer with solid but short single player.

    Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare

    Vastly customisable and extensive multiplayer with solid but short single player.

    After writing the review below it occurred to me that I actually looked at COD 4 as a single player game with a multiplayer component. This is exactly the wrong way around, its primarily a multiplayer game with some grea... Read Full Review

    9 of 10 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Does a man require a game like BioShock? Yes, says the man reviewing.

    BioShock

    Does a man require a game like BioShock? Yes, says the man reviewing.

    This game presents itself wonderfully, from the music to the beautiful style of the underwater city and the brilliant voice work, putting this game a class above most. The game feels very polished and you can get a real ... Read Full Review

    10 of 10 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.4
    A very enjoyable action game

    Painkiller: Black Edition

    A very enjoyable action game

    Painkiller gets all the basics right and even adds a little bit extra on top to make it just a bit more fun and interesting. The levels comprise of a series of checkpoints and zones, once you enter a zone the zone will b... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful