Total of 50 user reviews spread across 50 releases
To free, or not to free?
To free, or not to free? That is the question. And it's really the one you need to ask before you play this. I think the shine of the free2play model has really started to wear off, as users be...
An ambitious sequel to an awesome series
**WARNING, THERE WILL BE SOME REFERENCES TO PLOT SPOILERS** Where to begin... This game could be judged by two different standards: -How it stands on its own -How it stands in relation to the s...
Deus Ex: Human Revolution
A reboot of a gaming classic, ten years later.
I would think this game a hard one to relate to if you didn't play the original when it came out. Fortunately for me, the original Deus Ex was released right at the height of my gaming experience, a l...
Shoddy work. At least it's free2play.
Planetside 2-an epic space MMO featuring three way faction combat, Rpg elements, vehicle combat, etc. set on any number of giant space maps. Sounds too good to be true? You might be right… Let's ju...
Fallout: New Vegas
Tried some new things, some worked
Since the beginning of Fallout, whoever is producing it at the time seems to sit down, think of 50 great ideas for the game, actually implement 30 of them, and make about 15 of them work. That's ex...
The inevitable conclusion of Dayz
The inevitable conclusion of Dayz I, too, was enamored with this experiment of a game when I first played it. I told friends about it, urged them to give it a try, and played it tirelessly for wee...
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
A mix of Morrowind's massive feel, and Oblivion's accessibility.
Like most of you I've been waiting for this game since the moment I got done with Oblivion. For me, and a lot of other Elder Scrolls fans, Oblivion was a let down in a lot of ways. Not that the game...
Payday: The Heist
Rob some people in fairly convincing fashion.
I awaited this game for months and months, and was overwhelmed when it finally came out. I mean, after all, there hasn't really been a game that tackles this premise to date, and there were quite a f...
Average to the last
As often happens with games like this that are so incredibly over-hyped and over-advertised before their release, this game turned out to be startlingly mediocre. If you're not familiar with the se...
The pretty new shine wears fast in this game.
Despite quite a few glaring flaws, I really enjoyed NBA 2k10. There were some things in it that annoyed the hell out of it, but I was able to push through the bad parts and ended up enjoying it a lot...
Death to Spies
Hitman knock-off through the eyes of a WWII Russian spy.
I am definitely attracted to this kind of game. After reading the Gamespot review on this thing a few years ago I knew I had to try it at least once. So when it came around on the Steam bargain b...
Could have been a lot better.
Downloaded this on Steam when it was on sale a while ago, and my first reaction to the game was pretty positive. Unfortunately it went downhill pretty quickly after that. I'm always attracted to s...
Mount & Blade
Don't miss this one.
How do you rate a game? How do you give it a "score"? I'm sitting here looking at the 6.0 that this game got from Gamespot, and it's that same 6.0 that kept me away from it for so long. I can kin...
Final Fantasy Tactics: Shishi Sensou
A portable version of one of the best games ever.
I was very upset when I found out that the PSP players got this, while the NDS guys were stuck with Final Fantasy Tactics A2... a mere shadow of this classic. Simply put, I basically bought a PSP to ...
Another dark chapter from the Under the Sea hit series
After being a hold out for the first Bioshock game, I totally fell into the luscious storyline, and seductive game play of this one's predecessor, the original Bioshock. So of course, when this one ...
Team Fortress 2
Another awesome shooter from Valve.
If Day of Defeat(and :Source) is the "semi-realistic" WWII shooter in Valve's repertoire, and Counterstrike:Source is the "doesn't make an attempt at realism modern day shooter", then Team Fortress 2 ...
Akumajou Dracula X: Gekka no Yasoukyoku (PSOne Books)
Gamespot hit the nail on the head, possibly the best 2-D side-scroller ever.
I heard a lot of flak tossed towards the game over the years, mostly by people who had never played it a single time in their life. Well actually, 100% by people who had never played it. It was a 3D...
A seriously underrated, overlooked game.
I had never even heard of this game until I got it as a part of a random game swapping deal when I was in high school, years and years ago. I was originally turned off of the game by the sheer diffic...
Final Fantasy Tactics (PSOne Books)
One of the, hands down, best Final Fantasy games ever.
This game was such a surprise to everyone when it came out, myself included. The class system, the movement/attack + turn based combat, the 999/999 health system as opposed to the 9999/9999 system. ...
Hitman: Blood Money
A great addition to a great series.
I dabbled in the first two hitman games, then played the third like crazy, and finally picked this one up a few years ago. Hitman: Blood Money, to me is the best in the series, drawing on and stayi...
Fun and bugs in the land of ice.
This game immediately caught my eye while I was snooping through the Steam online store one day. The name first of all, then the storyline according to the review. I picked this up immediately and...
Yet another mod that made it on the market
There are always those games that become as big or bigger than the engines they were designed off of, sometimes even becoming popular enough to start charging people to own them. Day of Defeat is ano...
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed - Ultimate Sith Edition
Wow, just... wow
Wow, seriously? I was uber-pissed that this game didn't come to PC a year ago (Just like every other PC gamer out there), and now, this? Are you kidding me? Don't give me any **** about system sp...
A game that could have been every bit as good as it failed to be.
I played the demo for this and was amazed. At first glance the game is somewhat akin to a third person Morrowind/Oblivion game set in a not entirely dissimilar world. There is no visual customiz...
The Lord of the Rings: War of the Ring
Not particularly good or bad.
I played this game when it came out a few years ago, already having had quite a few years of the Warcraft and Starcraft series firmly under my belt, as well as most of the already present at the time ...
Star Wars: Empire at War
One of the best Star Wars RTS games available.
"Solid" is a very apt description for this game. Many companies have made attempts at Star Wars themed RTS games over the years (Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds, and Force Commander to name two),...
The complete package.
For reasons that aren't fully explainable I didn't get around to trying this game until it had been out for over two years... : However, I have seen the error of my ways, and I urge those of you that...
A bit of a let-down in all honesty.
I was on the outskirts of the massive hype that was surrounding the release of this game. I spent my fair share of times speculating and arguing on the forums, following the updates, videos, etc. ...
A good, non presumptuous game that delivers just what it promises.
Dungeon redux no doubt about it. If you've ever played Diablo or anything like it (Titan Quest, etc.) then you already know what this game is about. The only thing really disappointing about the gam...
Land of the Dead: Road to Fiddler's Green
You _almost_ need to see this.
I almost selected "Masterpiece" for my rating, because when it comes to bad games, this one outdoes 99% of all games ever made. I once saw a "10 worst video games of all time" article in a gaming m...
Sins of a Solar Empire
A great space-based RTS that evades stereotypical RTS classifications to make a great game.
I don't know what it is about this game, but it just makes a great game. Sure there are lots of components that I can identify as being well-done. The models of the ships and buildings, both sma...
Left 4 Dead 2
Another smash hit from Valve.
The game itself: If you've never played the first game, and especially if you've never found yourself playing games like this, then this section is for you. From a first person shooter perspective...
Star Wars Galaxies: An Empire Divided
I have dreamed a dream, but now that dream is gone from me.
This was, during its first year of gameplay, the most amazing MMO ever. Period. Those of you who never got to experience this game prior to the infamous "Combat Upgrade", you were cheated out of one...
The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar
My experiences with the game.
Let me go ahead and say that I tried this game on a whim,having played a fair amount of World of Warcraft beforehand, among other MMO's such as Anarchy Online, Age of Conan, etc. This game, in and ...
Neverwinter Nights 2
A solid game, built to last
This game had been out a few years before I tried it, and I still thought it was a good game in and of itself. I had played Knights of the Old Republic and its sequel before this one, so I was pr...
Dragon Age: Origins (Collector's Edition)
A solid, though no perfect RPG
If you've ever played an RPG along the lines of Neverwinter Nights, Knights of the Old Republic, etc. you'll know what this game is about immediately. I've been playing this a bit since it came out a...
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
Let's take a real look at this game.
An Overview: Oblivion was a massive project for this company. The product they released was as ambitious of a game as Morrowind was. If you've never played either of these titles, then this revie...
Left 4 Dead
A game that no FPS fan should miss for any reason.
This game was, quite simply put, unbelievable. I'm not sure there was ever a FPS that was quite as ambitious as this in so many ways. The models and skins are dark and creepy, the setting is jus...
Order of War
The good, the bad, and the ugly.
Square Enix is almost always one of the companies that I can trust when it comes to putting out solid games. They're obviously packing the reputation of all the Final Fantasy games, but even on the o...
World of Warcraft
An objective look at this game.
Realize, first of all, that this review is directed at the original game, as well as the two expansions for it. This review is intended for those who haven't played it, but might want to start, or ar...