User Reviews & Ratings

Average Score 7.76/10

Total of 50 user reviews spread across 50 releases

  1. 10
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  2. 9
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  3. 8
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  4. 7
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  5. 6
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  6. 5
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  7. 4
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  • User Rating 7
    To free, or not to free?

    Marvel Heroes

    Rated on September 21, 2013 by snared04

    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...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    An ambitious sequel to an awesome series

    BioShock Infinite

    Rated on March 30, 2013 by snared04

    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...

    2 out of 4 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    A reboot of a gaming classic, ten years later.

    Deus Ex: Human Revolution

    Rated on February 28, 2013 by snared04

    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...

    2 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 4
    Shoddy work.  At least it's free2play.

    PlanetSide 2

    Rated on February 28, 2013 by snared04

    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...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    Tried some new things, some worked

    Fallout: New Vegas

    Rated on January 07, 2013 by snared04

    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...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6
    The inevitable conclusion of Dayz

    DayZ

    Rated on January 07, 2013 by snared04

    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...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.5
    A mix of Morrowind's massive feel, and Oblivion's accessibility.

    The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

    Rated on November 12, 2011 by snared04

    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...

    8 out of 10 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7
    Rob some people in fairly convincing fashion.

    Payday: The Heist

    Rated on October 23, 2011 by snared04

    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...

    15 out of 17 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6
    Average to the last

    Brink

    Rated on May 15, 2011 by snared04

    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...

    2 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6.5
    The pretty new shine wears fast in this game.

    NBA 2K11

    Rated on February 07, 2011 by snared04

    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...

    1 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7
    Hitman knock-off through the eyes of a WWII Russian spy.

    Death to Spies

    Rated on December 02, 2010 by snared04

    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...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7
    Could have been a lot better.

    NBA 2K10

    Rated on July 28, 2010 by snared04

    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...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    Don't miss this one.

    Mount & Blade

    Rated on July 11, 2010 by snared04

    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...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    A portable version of one of the best games ever.

    Final Fantasy Tactics: Shishi Sensou

    Rated on June 27, 2010 by snared04

    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 ...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    Another dark chapter from the Under the Sea hit series

    BioShock 2

    Rated on June 27, 2010 by snared04

    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 ...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    Another awesome shooter from Valve.

    Team Fortress 2

    Rated on June 12, 2010 by snared04

    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 ...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 10
    Gamespot hit the nail on the head, possibly the best 2-D side-scroller ever.

    Akumajou Dracula X: Gekka no Yasoukyoku (PSOne Books)

    Rated on June 12, 2010 by snared04

    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...

    2 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    A seriously underrated, overlooked game.

    Brigandine

    Rated on June 10, 2010 by snared04

    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...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 10
    One of the, hands down, best Final Fantasy games ever.

    Final Fantasy Tactics (PSOne Books)

    Rated on June 10, 2010 by snared04

    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. ...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    A great addition to a great series.

    Hitman: Blood Money

    Rated on June 01, 2010 by snared04

    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...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.5
    Fun and bugs in the land of ice.

    Cryostasis

    Rated on June 01, 2010 by snared04

    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...

    3 out of 4 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7
    Yet another mod that made it on the market

    Killing Floor

    Rated on May 29, 2010 by snared04

    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...

    3 out of 5 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 1
    Wow, just... wow

    Star Wars: The Force Unleashed - Ultimate Sith Edition

    Rated on April 24, 2010 by snared04

    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...

    16 out of 20 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6
    A game that could have been every bit as good as it failed to be.

    Gothic 3

    Rated on April 15, 2010 by snared04

    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...

    4 out of 6 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7
    Not particularly good or bad.

    The Lord of the Rings: War of the Ring

    Rated on April 15, 2010 by snared04

    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 ...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    One of the best Star Wars RTS games available.

    Star Wars: Empire at War

    Rated on February 27, 2010 by snared04

    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),...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.5
    The complete package.

    BioShock

    Rated on February 27, 2010 by snared04

    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...

    0 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6.5
    A bit of a let-down in all honesty.

    Borderlands

    Rated on February 04, 2010 by snared04

    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. ...

    10 out of 14 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    A good, non presumptuous game that delivers just what it promises.

    Torchlight

    Rated on February 04, 2010 by snared04

    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...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 1
    You _almost_ need to see this.

    Land of the Dead: Road to Fiddler's Green

    Rated on February 04, 2010 by snared04

    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...

    3 out of 4 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    A great space-based RTS that evades stereotypical RTS classifications to make a great game.

    Sins of a Solar Empire

    Rated on November 22, 2009 by snared04

    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...

    1 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.5
    Another smash hit from Valve.

    Left 4 Dead 2

    Rated on November 21, 2009 by snared04

    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...

    1 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    I have dreamed a dream, but now that dream is gone from me.

    Star Wars Galaxies: An Empire Divided

    Rated on November 13, 2009 by snared04

    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...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7
    My experiences with the game.

    The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar

    Rated on November 12, 2009 by snared04

    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 ...

    9 out of 14 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5
    A solid game, built to last

    Neverwinter Nights 2

    Rated on November 12, 2009 by snared04

    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...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    A solid, though no perfect RPG

    Dragon Age: Origins (Collector's Edition)

    Rated on November 10, 2009 by snared04

    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...

    4 out of 5 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7
    Let's take a real look at this game.

    The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion

    Rated on October 01, 2009 by snared04

    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...

    6 out of 11 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 10
    A game that no FPS fan should miss for any reason.

    Left 4 Dead

    Rated on September 26, 2009 by snared04

    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...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7
    The good, the bad, and the ugly.

    Order of War

    Rated on September 24, 2009 by snared04

    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...

    18 out of 21 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8
    An objective look at this game.

    World of Warcraft

    Rated on September 18, 2009 by snared04

    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...

    5 out of 6 found this review helpful.