User Reviews & Ratings
Total of 829 user ratings spread across 829 releases
CD Projekt reinvigorates the modern CRPG genre with a mature game that is as visually stunning as it is non-linear.
Very few PC RPGs ever caused as much chaos or uncontested critical acclaim as 2007's "The Witcher", and as a devout PC RPG fan it always bothered me that I could never like it the way everyone else around me did. While I... Read Full Review27 of 35 users found the following review helpful
Drakensang: Phileasson's Secret
Mount & Blade: With Fire & Sword
Dragon Age II
EA sinks their teeth into Bioware and leaves them a dusty, dry husk. Dragon Age, as a series, is now no more.
Bioware's 2009 hit CRPG Dragon Age was meant to be the successor to Baldur's Gate, but as much as it tried to replicate the hardcore aspects of that amazing series it did not do so. Instead, much to my surprise, Dragon A... Read Full Review66 of 72 users found the following review helpful
Asserting their negative influence, EA seems to have convinced stalwart PC supporter Crytek to give in to consolization.
Perhaps known more for being a benchmarking test than an actual game, the original Crysis was a very misunderstood title. While many hardcore PC gamers appreciated its open-ended gameplay and ahead-of-its-time technology... Read Full Review42 of 50 users found the following review helpful
Ar tonelico Qoga: Knell of Ar Ciel
Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds
Polish developer People Can Fly abandons their Painkiller formula & allows Epic Games to sully their reputation
Though time hasn't been very kind to gaming in terms of depth and complexity, no genre has seen the ill effects of "mainstreaming" more than the modern day first person shooter. Unlike RPGs and strategy games which still... Read Full Review15 of 17 users found the following review helpful
Fallout: New Vegas (Collector's Edition)
Chris Avellone returns to the Fallout world to correct the mistakes of Fallout 3, though the game's bugs mar his effort
There weren't too many games out there more polarizing than 2008's Fallout 3. While it may have been a critical success and a bona fide industry darling that garnered countless awards and sat atop most site's top ten lis... Read Full Review25 of 30 users found the following review helpful
Beyond Good & Evil HD
Compile Heart, still having not learned the basics of good JRPG design, brings out yet another sub-standard game.
In this dark age of the JRPG, an era where western roleplaying games have become the dominant game type within the genre, it's getting hard to resist even the most horrible looking title when you're this desperate for a ... Read Full Review12 of 17 users found the following review helpful
Hyperdimension Neptunia (Special Edition)
Two Worlds 2 improves upon the original but comes up short in its quest to rise above its better playing competition.
As much as I disliked the first Two Worlds, you'd think I wouldn't have gotten so worked up over the constant delays and cancellations that its sequel was saddled with, yet for some reason each time its release was pushe... Read Full Review13 of 16 users found the following review helpful
Two Worlds II
Dungeons (Steam Special Edition)
Though Idea Factory learned from Cross Edge's mistakes, Trinity Universe shows they still have some lessons to learn.
Among the fans of the RPG hobby you'll find many sub groups and cults that form around certain types of games that the majority of the genre's fans find distasteful. Anyone who spends a large amount of time within the ho... Read Full Review6 of 8 users found the following review helpful
DC Universe Online
Megaten returns to its roots with a game that is held back only by its portable nature, not by its designer's ambition.
Though most people probably don't realize it yet, the Shin Megami Tensei series (also known in its shortened form as "megaten") has become as popular and as relevant within the hobby as Square's own Final Fantasy saga. W... Read Full Review5 of 6 users found the following review helpful
Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey
When it comes to FPS games, Ukrainians know what works...and Metro 2033, like S.T.A.L.K.E.R., is more proof of that.<br
As a huge S.T.A.L.K.E.R. fanboy the temptation to buy Metro 2033 was always hard to resist. Though the game had the familiar look and feel of GSC Gameworld's famous shooter, it also had a fair amount of controversy surro... Read Full Review10 of 12 users found the following review helpful
Pokemon SoulSilver Version
Golden Sun: Dark Dawn
Divinity II: The Dragon Knight Saga
Like all European RPGs, 2009's Ego Draconis was a game people either loved to death or hated vehemently. While it certainly deserved praise for its challenging difficulty and beautifully detailed world it also deserved s... Read Full Review13 of 15 users found the following review helpful
Call of Duty: Black Ops
Jowood destroys what little relevance remains of the Gothic series by releasing this haphazardly thrown together sequel
Out of all the obscure and incredibly hard to get-into European CRPGs this hobby has played host to, none have a more devoted and fanatic fanbase than Germany's famed Gothic series. With its startlingly advanced NPC sche... Read Full Review49 of 50 users found the following review helpful
One of RPG gaming's best kept secrets returns with a prequel that is in every way better than its previous installment.
2009's European import CRPG "Drakensang" was the kind of game I like to call a "slow burn" title. By that, I mean it started out moderately fun and as time went by I found it to be more and more compelling and addictive ... Read Full Review40 of 43 users found the following review helpful