User Reviews & Ratings

Average Score 9.56/10

Total of 16 user reviews spread across 16 releases

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  • User Rating 9
    Somewhat disappointing in some areas, but still playable.

    Dragon Age II

    Rated on July 22, 2012 by topsemag55

    Somewhat disappointing in some areas, but still playable.

    I purchased this game upon release. I knew it wasn't a sequel but a parallel storyline instead. I had higher expectations for this game, some expectations I had were met, others were not. I was dis...

    0 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    Legacy is a DLC packed to the brim with new lore and environments.

    Dragon Age II: Legacy

    Rated on July 27, 2011 by topsemag55

    Legacy is a DLC packed to the brim with new lore and environments.

    BioWare has answered the fans' criticism of Dragon Age 2 by engineering Legacy, a fine example of BioWare's capability to construct a deep, lore-filled storyline that adds immeasurably to Dragon Age 2...

    17 out of 33 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    A decent portrayal of life in the Mafia.

    Mafia II

    Rated on February 21, 2011 by topsemag55

    A decent portrayal of life in the Mafia.

    Mafia 2 is a good action-adventure which tells the story of Vito Scaletta and Joe Barbaro, two Italians that become friends from childhood then work together in the Mafia during the 1940's to early 19...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.5
    Popcap is correct, Bejeweled is the world's #1 most addictive puzzle game.

    Bejeweled 3

    Rated on February 01, 2011 by topsemag55

    Popcap is correct, Bejeweled is the world's #1 most addictive puzzle game.

    Popcap took six years to engineer the sequel to the smash-hit Bejeweled 2 Deluxe. I wondered why so much time had passed, and Popcap explained that they wanted to maintain the core gameplay that milli...

    2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 10
    Import a completed saved game from the original, and Mass Effect 2 runs like a true trilogy.

    Mass Effect 2

    Rated on June 04, 2010 by topsemag55

    Import a completed saved game from the original, and Mass Effect 2 runs like a true trilogy.

    During the months leading up to the release of Mass Effect 2, I viewed quite a few game trailers as well as updates. I was pleased with what I had seen: gone were the clunky menus for your Inventory a...

    3 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9
    Optimized for 64-bit and Direct-X 10, the visuals are awe-inspiring. Animation and framerate are both superb.

    Devil May Cry 4

    Rated on October 01, 2009 by topsemag55

    Optimized for 64-bit and Direct-X 10, the visuals are awe-inspiring. Animation and framerate are both superb.

    Devil May Cry 4 is a superb fantasy shooter for several reasons. What caused me to buy this game was the developers optimized the game for 64-bit and Direct-X 10. In Vista-64, DMC 4 positively shines....

    3 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.5
    Intense action, incredible parkour, great animation. Some users might want to wait for the release of the first patch.

    Prototype

    Rated on July 06, 2009 by topsemag55

    Intense action, incredible parkour, great animation. Some users might want to wait for the release of the first patch.

    Manhattan has been infected with a virus strain that turns people into mutants. You play as Alex Mercer, who wakes up on a slab at the city morgue, right before two doctors are about to perform an aut...

    5 out of 6 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 10
    Check all of your preconceptions concerning RTS games at the door. World In Conflict breaks the mold.

    World in Conflict (Collector's Edition)

    Rated on June 05, 2009 by topsemag55

    Check all of your preconceptions concerning RTS games at the door. World In Conflict breaks the mold.

    You are a member of the United States Armed Forces, and you have received word that the Russians have attacked NATO. The U.S. military responds; unfortunately, this leaves our west coast relatively un...

    2 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 10
    Sid Meier creates a masterpiece with broad-based appeal: a strategy game that won't give you headaches.

    Sid Meier's Railroads!

    Rated on May 14, 2009 by topsemag55

    Sid Meier creates a masterpiece with broad-based appeal: a strategy game that won't give you headaches.

    My experience with strategy games was limited to a couple of titles, until the day a trailer for Sid Meier's Railroads caught my attention. What impressed me the most was the sheer size and scope that...

    3 out of 6 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 10
    A bold redefinition of the Medieval RPG. Stunning visuals, great gameplay, new combat system.

    The Witcher: Enhanced Edition

    Rated on May 13, 2009 by topsemag55

    A bold redefinition of the Medieval RPG. Stunning visuals, great gameplay, new combat system.

    My first glimpse of The Witcher was a TV commercial, a brief pre-release glimpse of what this new RPG would offer. My interest was piqued. I read the GS and Player reviews, then moved on to the tra...

    3 out of 4 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.5
    At long last: a RPG that doesn't crash. Any serious RPG fan will label this game a must-have.

    Drakensang: The Dark Eye

    Rated on May 08, 2009 by topsemag55

    At long last: a RPG that doesn't crash. Any serious RPG fan will label this game a must-have.

    You've got to love a program that doesn't crash your PC. Drakensang runs superbly on XP SP3. **Note** Ensure your DirectSound (part of DX 9.0c) is up-to-date, otherwise Drakensang will not boot. The s...

    6 out of 6 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.5
    Not just a shooter: Bioshock transcends genre classification.

    BioShock

    Rated on May 06, 2009 by topsemag55

    Not just a shooter: Bioshock transcends genre classification.

    Any serious gamer can easily name a dozen or so FPS games that excel at either gameplay, graphics, sound, etc. But Bioshock is like a rare jewel: I would venture to say that this game transcends genre...

    3 out of 4 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 10
    Killer graphics + great soundtrack + no crashes = a best-in-class FPS. Take notice, this game was ahead of its time.

    Painkiller

    Rated on May 03, 2009 by topsemag55

    Killer graphics + great soundtrack + no crashes = a best-in-class FPS. Take notice, this game was ahead of its time.

    Painkiller is labeled by the critics as old-school, a simple FPS that's well put together and does the job well. I think the critics missed quite a few highly-noticeable facts about this game. Pain...

    5 out of 5 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 10
    Best open-ended RPG ever conceived. All other RPGs pale in comparison. PC Version: more patches & Community support.

    The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion

    Rated on April 28, 2009 by topsemag55

    Best open-ended RPG ever conceived. All other RPGs pale in comparison. PC Version: more patches & Community support.

    To put it simply, Oblivion is the rarest of RPGs: not only does it allow you to completely ignore the Main Quest (if you so choose), but it is so open-ended that you can run a character in just about ...

    5 out of 8 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.5
    Community Patch 1.7 makes this old-school RPG enjoyable. No CTDs, runs well under XP SP3.

    Gothic 3

    Rated on April 19, 2009 by topsemag55

    Community Patch 1.7 makes this old-school RPG enjoyable. No CTDs, runs well under XP SP3.

    Initially I refrained from purchasing Gothic 3 because of the myriad technical problems. But when Community Patch 1.7 was made available, that made this game both viable and enjoyable. The cinemati...

    4 out of 4 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.5
    A RPG that can surpass any comparison test. Mass Effect holds its own against the RPG gems, like Oblivion.

    Mass Effect

    Rated on March 01, 2009 by topsemag55

    A RPG that can surpass any comparison test. Mass Effect holds its own against the RPG gems, like Oblivion.

    I was, like many gamers, of the opinion that nothing could ever meet or surpass the standards set by The Elder Scrolls Series - Oblivion, in particular. Along comes Bioware, and they burst that bubble...

    4 out of 5 found this review helpful.