User Reviews & Ratings

Average Score 8.67/10

Total of 43 user reviews spread across 43 releases

  1. 10
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  3. 8
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  • User Rating:5
    Great open world design with horrific execution and technical issues

    Need for Speed: Rivals

    Great open world design with horrific execution and technical issues

    In theory, NFS Rivals sounds awesome. Take the frantic combat of 2010's great Hot Pursuit and combine it with the open world of something like Burnout Paradise and you have a recipe for success. Add in parallel cop... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6
    Impressive gameplay mechanics gone to waste

    Battlefield 4

    Impressive gameplay mechanics gone to waste

    With Battlefield 3, Dice and EA went aggressively after the Call of Duty crowd, showcasing big maps, flashy visuals and vehicle play as s means of wooing fans of Activision's lucrative series and pulling them over. They... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    a thoughtful and deliberate dungeon-crawler hampered by a few pervasive issues

    Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition

    a thoughtful and deliberate dungeon-crawler hampered by a few pervasive issues

    Dark Souls is a bastard of a game to get in to if you rely only on the in-game tutorials and cryptic hints. Understanding everything from the way the combat works to how to use different items is explained either minima... Read Full Review

    5 of 9 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:4
    A sad example of ruinous design choices rendering inconsequential otherwise solid gameplay mechanics

    Hitman: Absolution

    A sad example of ruinous design choices rendering inconsequential otherwise solid gameplay mechanics

    Finally, after about 8 tries, I had killed the target and disabled the security system. I now needed only to get to the exit and finally the misery would be through. But I lingered too long standing beside that doorway, ... Read Full Review

    6 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    Extraordinary Depth through choice and character building make New Vegas one of the best RPG's in years

    Fallout: New Vegas

    Extraordinary Depth through choice and character building make New Vegas one of the best RPG's in years

    Fallout 3 was a fine game with robust exploration and great tactical combat. Unfortunately, other than a few flagship quests like whether or not to blow up Megaton, the actual amount of choice in the game, especially per... Read Full Review

    3 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    A fantastic sandbox game that proves 'Fun' is still prevalent in todays gaming

    Red Faction: Guerrilla

    A fantastic sandbox game that proves 'Fun' is still prevalent in todays gaming

    In many ways, Volition is far ahead of other sandbox game developers like Rockstar North in terms of game design. Rockstar always goes for realism overall, while Volition designs its games around the concept that video g... Read Full Review

    4 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
       A solid, fun and somewhat innovative shooter that lacks originality in story and setting

    Gears of War

    A solid, fun and somewhat innovative shooter that lacks originality in story and setting

    The main issue I have with Microsoft games is that they never seem to take any important or meaningful risks in their game design. Unique features and gameplay mechanics are often constrained to a few carefully implement... Read Full Review

    4 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    A Fantastic small-scale RTS which puts the emphasis on Strategy and Action

    Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II

    A Fantastic small-scale RTS which puts the emphasis on Strategy and Action

    It seems that Relic has figured out that there is no real strategy in building bigger and bigger armies, then throwing them against other huge armies, so with their latest games, Company of Heroes + Expansion packs and D... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    Generally Frustrating gameplay detracts from the overall extremely high quality of this pretentious sandbox game

    Grand Theft Auto IV

    Generally Frustrating gameplay detracts from the overall extremely high quality of this pretentious sandbox game

    Unlike many reviewers of GTAIV on the pc, i am not detracting points because of performance issues or bugs, but because of core game mechanics that seriously detract from the overall experience of the game. While it did ... Read Full Review

    3 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:10
    A slow paced, methodical survivor horror masterpiece

    Cryostasis

    A slow paced, methodical survivor horror masterpiece

    I'm glad i played the Russian version of this game before the western media started trashing it, otherwise i might have read the mostly negative reviews and probably passed up on what is arguably, in my opinion, one of t... Read Full Review

    19 of 22 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    Simply Put, Saints Row 2 is a blast if you can get it to run well.

    Saints Row 2

    Simply Put, Saints Row 2 is a blast if you can get it to run well.

    Saints Row 2 is not a serious game, and it does not take itself seriously. It basically encouredges you do drive about causing mayhem, which is usually main attraction of big city sandbox type games. The story is silly, ... Read Full Review

    7 of 9 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    A Good Effort by Treyarch to make a PC first person shooter worthy of the Call of Duty name

    Call of Duty: World at War

    A Good Effort by Treyarch to make a PC first person shooter worthy of the Call of Duty name

    I was highly skeptical when i heard Treyarch, the developers of the underwhelming console Call of Duties, was making their next diabolical Multi-Platform so called "Call of Duty" for the PC. I planned not to buy it when ... Read Full Review

    3 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:10
    The Real Godfather Video Game

    Mafia

    The Real Godfather Video Game

    It's not very often that I go back and play a game released before 2004. Even huge titles like System Shock 2 and Half-Life only got my attention enough to purchase, play for a couple of hours, and forget. I simply have ... Read Full Review

    12 of 12 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    A Great, Volumnous shooter held back by pacing issues

    Far Cry 2

    A Great, Volumnous shooter held back by pacing issues

    It seems the hip thing to do these days is hate far cry 2. it was started by those with absurdly high expectations, who were let down and started spreading vicious rumors about the game. Many more gamers jumped on the ba... Read Full Review

    8 of 8 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    A fantastic RPG/FPS hybrid that entertains from start to finish

    Fallout 3

    A fantastic RPG/FPS hybrid that entertains from start to finish

    First of all i willingly admit that i have not played Fallout 1 & 2, nor do i plan to in the future. i am sure that they are fantastic, but the nagging condescending fanboys of the first two fallout games make me sick, a... Read Full Review

    4 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    An ambitious rpg with a dissapointingly short story, Mass Effect is one of the most remarkable games of the year

    Mass Effect

    An ambitious rpg with a dissapointingly short story, Mass Effect is one of the most remarkable games of the year

    I just beat biowares Mass Effect for the first time, and i am very impressed. The story is really neat, and any questions you might have early on in the game are answered. When you first open the galaxy map in this game,... Read Full Review

    4 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5
    Everyting it's supposed to be

    BioShock

    Everyting it's supposed to be

    Well, it's everything it's supposed to be, and yea, i'm not exactly thrilled. Everyone says "it's not about the gameplay, it's about the story!" but can't a game have good gameplay and a great story? (fear comes to mind)... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Despite the short length, this is a great game worthy of any WWII fan.

    Medal of Honor: Airborne

    Despite the short length, this is a great game worthy of any WWII fan.

    I must admit, i didn't have very high expectations for this game when i bought it. but i was pleasently suprised. first i was suprised by how well it ran on med high settings with my 8600gt and p42.8ghz prosseccor. Altho... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    The most entertaining Racing game i've ever played, plust it's free

    TrackMania Nations Forever

    The most entertaining Racing game i've ever played, plust it's free

    I'm not usually big on racing games, i usually have 1 on my hard drive incase the mood to play one strikes me. well, the time to replace Need for Speed: Hot Persuit 2 has come, and Trackmania Nations: forever does a grea... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Visceral, Terrifying, everything a good video game should be

    Condemned: Criminal Origins

    Visceral, Terrifying, everything a good video game should be

    Well, i must say this is one of the scariest games i've ever played. i'd place it at #3 behind stalker and Penumbra, but those games were wack. this game has some of the best, or worst, depending on how you look at it, c... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    A solid shooter that keeps you on the edge of your seat.

    Doom 3

    A solid shooter that keeps you on the edge of your seat.

    I played the demo for this game a while back, but didn't get it until recently. it's a good shooter with graphics that were groundbreaking at the time of release, and they can still hold their own today. the combat is de... Read Full Review

    2 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    While definatley an improvment over the first, graw 2 is not without it's problems.

    Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2

    While definatley an improvment over the first, graw 2 is not without it's problems.

    Graw games have been a undless love hate relationship with me. there are times when i just can't get over how great they are, and there are other times when it takes all my will power to keep myself from smashing the dis... Read Full Review

    3 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    An entertaining shooter at the very least

    TimeShift

    An entertaining shooter at the very least

    I bought this not expecting more than a decent shooter, and thats pretty much what i got. it delivers on most fronts except for story, and has some very satisfying but at times boring gameplay. the premesis of ... Read Full Review

    6 of 7 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Makes F.E.A.R. Look Like Childs Play.

    Penumbra: Black Plague

    Makes F.E.A.R. Look Like Childs Play.

    This game is on a different level of terror than anything i have ever played before. other games like doom 3 or fear rely on shock horror to scare you, while games like stalker rely on a slowly building terror. this game... Read Full Review

    16 of 16 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    A damn good RTS that revolutionizes the catagory

    World in Conflict (Collector's Edition)

    A damn good RTS that revolutionizes the catagory

    I went to future shop to buy gears of war, but they had this on sale for 20$, so i bought it instead, no really knowing what i was doing. i'm glad i made that choice, because this is easily the funnest rts i've ever play... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    Jolly good fun all around

    The Orange Box

    Jolly good fun all around

    I bought this game wishing that there was a way to get only episode 2, and none of the other things that were thrown into the package. well, now i'm glad they didn't have a way, because this would have deprived me of som... Read Full Review

    4 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    Wow, just wow. This is why i love pc gaming

    Crysis

    Wow, just wow. This is why i love pc gaming

    I wrote a review a while ago, well not really a review, more of an angry rant. while, here is my real review. I just beat the game about literally 2 minutes ago, and i am speechless. luckily i can still type. From what i... Read Full Review

    6 of 11 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:10
    The best fps made, to this day

    Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare

    The best fps made, to this day

    I have been a cod fan from the start, and needless to say, i was pumped for COD4. i bought it as soon as i could, and i have never been happier with a purchase. the singleplayer is a bit on the short side, but it is prob... Read Full Review

    3 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    More of the same, but it still has it's moments

    Brothers in Arms: Earned in Blood

    More of the same, but it still has it's moments

    If you played the first brothers in arms game, this is more of the same. except this time, you play as the red headed character, his name escapes me at the moment. everyone calls him red. i think. moving along, the graph... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    A Fun tactical WWII Band of Brothres jamboree

    Brothers in Arms: Road to Hill 30

    A Fun tactical WWII Band of Brothres jamboree

    I bought this game after much mental debate. the demo i played, while sometimes fun, could be frustrating and stupid. When i finally bought it, i'm really glad i did. although the gameplay could be more, the charater dev... Read Full Review

    3 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    Even though it's the only hitman game i've played, it's pretty damn fun.

    Hitman: Blood Money

    Even though it's the only hitman game i've played, it's pretty damn fun.

    I've never really played hitman games until this one, probably because of my age and my overly protective parents. When me and a friend finally went together and bough the three game series, i got this one and he got the... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    This is great. Free online, and incredible to boot.

    Battlefield 2

    This is great. Free online, and incredible to boot.

    I bought this game upon reccomendation from a friend. then i reccomended it to another friend and he bought it. nevermind. what matters is this game is crazy good. The best fps online game i have ever bought. my only com... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    You might want to wear a diaper while playing this one.

    F.E.A.R.

    You might want to wear a diaper while playing this one.

    This, in my opinion, is easily the goty 2005, and possibly the best shooter to this day. It looks great, the combat is amazing, the plot is engrossing, the list goes on. This is probably the most controversial title i ow... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    Even though it looks bloody incerdible for 2004, bland gameplay plagues this game from the start to the finish

    Far Cry

    Even though it looks bloody incerdible for 2004, bland gameplay plagues this game from the start to the finish

    I was late in getting this game. i don't think i actually got it untill 2006, but i'm glad i waited, because had i got it any earlier, i woudn't of been able to run it. (just for kicks, here was my gaming laptop of 2003-... Read Full Review

    1 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    Best WWII Game set in the Pacific, also the best in the series. I know what your thinking. your wrong.

    Medal of Honor Pacific Assault

    Best WWII Game set in the Pacific, also the best in the series. I know what your thinking. your wrong.

    I inherited this game from my brother who gave up playing it on his crappy system. score. I had high expextations for this game, as i am a fan of the moh series. i was pleasently suprised. This game is great. sure it has... Read Full Review

    3 of 4 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5
    What? Where? i blinked, and now it's over. bloody shame

    Half-Life 2: Episode One

    What? Where? i blinked, and now it's over. bloody shame

    I got this game, like the first on, for $10 as an afterthougth. i was going to buy bioshock, or airborne, but both were out of stock. so i bought this. And considering i didn't really know why i got it, i'd say it's pret... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5
    Brilliant. The best expansion pack for a elder scrolls game ever.

    The Elder Scrolls IV: Shivering Isles

    Brilliant. The best expansion pack for a elder scrolls game ever.

    I didn't really buy this. you don't need to. and i didn't pirate it. a friend bought it, and you can just use the disk install it, then you use the regular disk to play it. Anywho, on with the actual review. Once your i... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Jolly Good Fun, even though i bought it in 2007

    Half-Life 2

    Jolly Good Fun, even though i bought it in 2007

    I was rather late comeing in buying this game. I'm not sure why, but i never got excited about it. When i finally did buy it, I had a great time. even 3 years after it's release, it looks pretty damn good, and the physx ... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9
    Best WWII FPS until Medal of Honor: Airborne.

    Call of Duty 2

    Best WWII FPS until Medal of Honor: Airborne.

    I rushed out and bought this game on it's release date, and i've never been happier with a purchase. a still play it today, when i want a fun, simple shooter. The single player campaign is great, with 27 missions, and th... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8
    If you magage to get through this without bashing your comp to bits, you enjoy it.

    Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter

    If you magage to get through this without bashing your comp to bits, you enjoy it.

    Ever since i've bought this game i've had mixed reactions. Sometimes it's brilliant, other times i'm having a difficult time restraining myself from snapping the disk in half. First let me say that this game has the best... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful