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A More Polished Deus, so Czech it Out 0

Back in 2011 I was (too) enthusiastic about Human Revolution, to say the least. Perhaps I did praise the game too much but, in my defense, I did really enjoy it--enough to play through multiple times. Like many fans, I got reprimanded over the stale boss battles and sub-par graphics but in the end I rather enjoyed the game very much. So... deal with it.Now we have Mankind Divided though, which I have played through twice... once as a pacifist ninja and once as a genocidal maniac. Both runs were ...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

The open-world Racing Throne, Reclaimed. 0

I wanted to write a late review of this game, now that I've had adequate time to invest in playing it.It is great, but just shy of being absolutely amazing. I will also go as far as stating that I haven't had as much fun with an open-world racer since Burnout Paradise. Obviously the two games are very different, each having their own outstanding qualities, but BP placed the bar quite high back in 2008. I really enjoyed the first Horizon but, like most other racing fans, found Horizon 2's appeal ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Dead End for Dead Space? 1

No other series captures that "lost-in-space" setting quite like Dead Space. The atmosphere that these games create needs no introduction, and I've been a fan since the beginning. However, the latest addition to the franchise is a bit trickier to decode. On one side you get a really good game that for the most part stays true to its core, but on the other you find yourself wading in shallow waters, wishing that the developers had retained a bit more of that signature structure that makes these g...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

A More Refined TM Experience 0

The TrackMania series is, by now, a well-known cult racing phenomenon that has entertained players from nearly every county in the world. Millions of users have logged countless hours racing, building, and competing online for top spots and the fastest recorded times. While vastly different from the majority of racing games, TrackMania has always featured some of the craziest over-the-top driving action and the unrealistic physics and speed is what sets it apart and makes the series so special. ...

5 out of 5 found this review helpful.

New Studio Delivers Great Throwback 1

I can recall a time when first person shooters and PC gaming came hand in hand; where games relied on simple core gameplay mechanics. While it's obvious that the majority of today's shooters have come a long way from their corridor roots, once in awhile someone who appreciates the old formulas churns up a little piece of gaming nostalgia. New Polish developer Flying Wild Hog has done just that with their new cyberpunk-themed shooter Hard Reset. Using many old-school FPS mechanics, Hard Reset is ...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Cyberpunk Perfected 3

Human Revolution is the much anticipated third installment to the award winning Deus Ex first person role playing series. Players take the role of Adam Jensen, an ex special weapons agent, as he is plunged into a grim world that is infested with organized crime and unsupervised human augmentation. Jensen himself becomes the recipient of such practices after a black ops team kills a team of scientists he was hired to protect; leaves him badly injured. He awakens to find himself augmented with the...

10 out of 19 found this review helpful.

The Dirtiest DiRT Yet 0

  I'll admit, if it weren't for autocross, drifting and rally auto racing would be dead to me. Being a car enthusiast, I'm always playing the latest driving/racing games and finding one that really stands out is a rare occurrence. I'm quite fond of Codemasters' Colin McRae: DiRT series and the latest iteration, Dirt 3 , is truly a winner in my book. Building upon the solid racing formula that made Dirt 2 a success, the developers were able to create an even more accessible and challenging driv...

5 out of 7 found this review helpful.

GLaDOS Online, Resume Testing... 0

There's something really special about the Portal franchise, and it's not just because of the dark humor or brilliantly-designed puzzles that escalate the experience. It may be the fact that with each time the game is played someone, somewhere is having a good laugh and enjoying the unique atmosphere that the game creates. Portal 2 is the continuation to 2007's game, a true gem in modern gaming, and one that contributed to the success of Orange Box. Valve Software has really stepped it up in the...

1 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Another Solid NFS Surfaces 1

Criterion Games got it right with the release of the new Hot Pursuit, and it seems that Slightly Mad Studios has also managed to zap a little more life into an exhausted franchise. Need For Speed: Shift 2 Unleashed is the continuation of 2009's NFS: Shift. The game is an arcade-style racer that tailors to the simulation audience, and offers players the chance to drive some high-performance race cars on some of the world's most challenging circuits. There is a modest level of car customization an...

3 out of 4 found this review helpful.

Enter Nanosuit 2.0 0

Crysis is a game that needs no introduction, at least for PC gamers. In 2007 Crytek released a game that was considered to be far ahead of its time, and which shocked the PC gaming world with jaw-dropping visuals like no other. For those fortunate enough to own a system capable of running the beast, Crysis was surely an unforgettable first person experience featuring the most realistic graphics ever seen. Crytek showed the world the capabilities of CryEngine and DX10; since the game's release th...

1 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Let The Bullets Fly 1

Some first person shooters are slow-paced, realistically driven, and feature tactical gun play. Bulletstorm has none of those elements, but what it lacks it makes up for in over-the-top comical shooting craziness. Unlike other games in the genre, this new fps title from Epic Games and People Can Fly breaks all of the rules in order to provide players with a fun and unique gaming experience. You will blast your enemies away with a variety of flesh-ripping weapons and use a high powered leash to w...

28 out of 31 found this review helpful.

More Limited Than the Title Implies 3

 Test Drive Unlimited 2 continues the open-world driving experience featured in the original and aims to correct some of the first game's many flaws. For the most part, this beefy sequel does a good job addressing some of those problems but ultimately leaves more to be desired. In may ways TDU2 is better than its predecessor, but at the same time it's just not much of a leap forward and doesn't really stack up against some of the other more recent racing games. This isn't to say that the game is...

9 out of 10 found this review helpful.

Life on The Sprawl 1

The original Dead Space surprised gamers in 2008 by resurrecting and improving a nearly forgotten genre. This year, Dead Space 2 continues the story of lone engineer Isaac Clarke as he is once again plunged into the darkness and horror of an alien infection, the Necromorphs. The USG Ishimura was lost in the events following the first game, and Isaac now finds himself on Titan, one of Saturn's moons. The game takes place on a massive space station called "The Sprawl" which can almost be described...

14 out of 17 found this review helpful.

The New Hot Pursuit 1

If you're a fan of the Need for Speed racing franchise, you would probably agree that it's been a roller-coaster of a ride featuring mostly low points. It seems like with every game it was either  hit or miss and I know a lot of people who have been greatly disappointed in some of the more recent installments. This time Criterion Games, the minds behind the great arcade racing series Burnout, have taken the wheel in the latest version/remake of the classic NFS subsidiary--hot pursuit. It didn't ...

7 out of 8 found this review helpful.

Black Ops, SP & MP 0

I don't usually play multiplayer games online, and when I do it's typically short-lived, but when a mainstream franchise makes a 360 million dollar splash on the first day of sales it's hard to not take notice. Call of Duty: Black Ops is the latest game in the series and the second developed by Activision subsidiary Treyarch--who gained a lot of respect from gamers after World at War hit store shelves in 2008. Unlike WaW however, Treyarch's latest installement would borrow much of it's gameplay ...

4 out of 5 found this review helpful.

Great New Fallout 0

I won't lie... when Fallout 3 dropped in late 2008 I wasted hours upon hours exploring the vast Capital Wasteland and it's DC counterparts, and earning the ever-so-rewarding XP points that chimed in after every kill. Needless to say I've been following New Vegas ever since its debut and was exited to give a western wasteland a go. I was very pleased with what the Obsidian developers did with the game franchise....  Unlike Fallout 3, New Vegas gets right into the action after a short and sweet in...

14 out of 14 found this review helpful.

Great F1 Sim from CM 0

I'm fairly uneducated in the world of Formula 1 racing, but that didn't stop me from trying out Codemasters' newest F1 series title (plus I really like the EGO engine!). I typically play the more traditional racing games and I didn't really know what to expect from playing the game, but I do know that only 10 or so minutes in I was already hooked!  Unlike most racing games, and simulation titles for that matter, F1 2010 doesn't waste any time in getting you right into the fast-paced world of For...

4 out of 5 found this review helpful.

Small Game, Big Scares 0

I love when games get me spooked, and this rather dark little game was a near perfect recipe for suspense and jumpiness. It's rare that a title comes along and provides players with such a rich atmosphere to be immersed in. Like the intro states, the game is not to be played to win, its purpose is to give players a dramatic first person survival horror experience. I can honestly say that the game freaked me out a few times, but I'm a sucker for playing games in the dark with the sound cranked!  ...

8 out of 9 found this review helpful.

An Average Ride w/ Above Average Visuals 0

I will admit, I did not play the first game--so i really had no idea what to expect from Dog Days. I was weary of the game's relatively poor reputation but I decided to give it a go anyways. I'd like to point out that the game is not terrible, but lacks severely in some areas. Unfortunately, one of these areas is the combat itself which you really do not want to hear in a shooter. The gun physics are a little strange to say the least, with assault rifles behaving like shotguns and shotguns behav...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

A Must Buy for The RTS Gamer 0

While I am not typically a fan of RTS games, there is something to be said and appreciated about just how complete this game is. StarCraft II is about as complete and engaging as they come when it comes to strategy games and should not be missed by fans of the genre. The game needs no introduction and is sure to remain the industry standard for complex, yet simple real time strategic game play. I can't think of any other game that offers a more satisfying RTS experience or looks nearly as good w...

2 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Solid FPS from Raven 1

My first impression of this game, when it was unveiled, was it looked to be just another Quake 4 or Wolfenstein–but after playing for a few hours I was pleased to realize that it was a bit more. The game itself plays a lot like traditional shooters, but utilizes some pretty interesting mechanics that make the game play stand out a lot more. Think Bioshock meets Doom and FEAR, well sort of...  The game uses the Unreal Engine so it looks a tad dated, but personally I like graphics because everythi...

7 out of 9 found this review helpful.

Expected More From BC 0

Being more of a traditional racer, I had mixed feelings about Blur from the start. On one hand, it's action-packed and a lot of fun, but on the other hand it can be a downright frustrating arcade/combat racer. The racing itself is fun enough to keep you going around the track, but the power-ups can either make or break each race. Like Blackrock's Split/Second, the idea here is not to simply outrace your opposition, but to sabotage them; once you get familiar with each of the power ups you can di...

0 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Good Not Great 0

My first reaction to Split Second was how nicely everything exploded and fell apart, until I realized that the power plays were actually quite annoying. Now that could be the very point of the game's main mechanic, in which that case it succeeds, but when it comes down to it the whole "screw your opponents over" sort of ruins the actual racing aspect. The game is fun; don't get me wrong, but I found myself more aggravated than anything else while playing. I'm not usually a hot-tempered kind of g...

2 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Best Sandbox Game Ever? 0

I've played a good deal of sandbox type games but none have been quite as fun as Just Cause 2. Firstly, I'd like to point out how great the game environment looks, and how amazing the Panau map really is. There's an overwhelming amount of exploring that can be done and the diverse regions flow together seamlessly and offer plenty of variation to players. The engine is very solid and there's barely a hitch when the action gets going.  The one thing that stands out about this title is the amount o...

2 out of 4 found this review helpful.

Metro 2033 2

I'm a long time fan of the post-apocalyptic genre and I've always gravitated towards games like Half-Life 2, Fallout, and the Stalker series. Metro 2033 is a new take on the genre in that it takes a story written by Dmitry Glukhovsky and turns it into something players can experience from a first person perspective. 4A games has done a great job of creating the world described so vividly in the book and applies the basic post-apocalyptic elements, but it seems to fall short in some areas.  Upon ...

8 out of 10 found this review helpful.

GSC Delivers 0

The STALKER series is definitely underrated, and I feel that although these games aren't up to par in the graphics department, they are unmatched when it comes to atmosphere and immersion. This latest addition to the franchise is also the most stable and rewarding. While the previous two games have been riddled with annoying bugs and AI glitches, Call of Pripyat seems to have significantly reduced that factor allowing for more seamless and enjoyable game play. Sharing a genre with games like Fal...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

I've Done This Before 1

I went back into Rapture with mixed feelings, and left the same way. I didn't go in with the expectation that the sequel would triumph over its predecessor, but I have to say I'm mildly disappointed with the game. Being a big fan of the original, BioShock 2 came across as sort of a "build-off" rather than a completely new game. Sure, the first game is a really hard title to top, but I just felt like something was missing, not sure what though. I had fun playing it, and I guess that's all that ma...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.