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System Shock 2 0

System Shock 2 is an interesting game to review in 2013. When it first came out in 1999, it was met with a lot of praise from the gaming press, winning over a dozen awards, including several “Game of the Year” titles, and since then it has appeared on several “Greatest Games of All Time” lists. However despite the praise, not many people actually bought and played it.It feels like System Shock 2 has been granted a second chance though. The success Irrational Games has had with BioShock and BioSh...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary 0

It is hard to believe that it has been a little over 10 years since the release of the first Halo. In that time the series has accomplished a lot: successfully launched the Xbox, sold tens of millions of games, and crossed into other forms of entertainment including comics, novels, and movies. Halo is the game that Microsoft built their Xbox empire on, so it’s no surprise that the game is getting the remake treatment for its 10 year anniversary.In the past there was generally two different ways ...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Crysis 2 0

Crysis 2, the latest graphical powerhouse from developer Crytek, marks a number of firsts for the developer. For the first time they have left the lush tropical setting and moved to the urban jungle of New York city, providing a number of gameplay changes from previous games in the city. Crysis 2 also marks the first time the developer has targeted the console platforms as well as the PC. This decision was met with some disappointment from some of the PC gamer elitists. All of Crytek’s previous ...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

This might just be the creepiest game ever made. 0

 You wake up in a castle with a note you have written yourself. You cannot remember who or where you are, but your former self is not surprised. The note tells you that you have purposefully forgotten recent events, and that you now have one goal: find and kill a man named Alexander. You don’t know who Alexander is or why you wanted to kill him, but your note warns that you are being chased by a dark shadow that alters reality and that time will be short. The dark shadow is a persistent t...

15 out of 15 found this review helpful.

If you are looking for fun, you should pass on Mirrors Edge 0

 Mirror’s Edge, a first person action-adventure from Digital Illusions, is a game unlike anything you have seen before. Set in a society where communication is heavily monitored by a totalitarian regime, you play as Faith – one of many runners who transport messages while evading government surveillance. Inspired by Parkour, the gameplay is based primarily on running across rooftops and interior spaces in an attempt to get from point A to point B while avoiding the police. As such, there ...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Not as fully featured, but it still just as fun 0

 DICE and EA have really been expanding on the Battlefield Series lately. In 2008 they released Battlefield: Bad Company, which was the series’ first outing on consoles. Earlier this year they released the free to play browser based Battlefield Heroes, and now we have Battlefield 1943, a $15 multiplayer only Battlefield game for Xbox 360, PS3, and PC. Compared to the full priced Battlefield games, 1943 is more of a focused experience. There are only three classes, four vehicles, and thr...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Overall, Metro 2033 is an excellent ride. Be sure to buy a ticket 0

 I am never riding the Metro again. After playing the creepy and extremely atmospheric game Metro 2033, I don’t think I can ever step foot into a Metro station again without getting flashbacks to this excellent survival horror first-person shooter. Set in the aftermath of a nuclear war, the remaining Russian population has retreated underground to the Moscow Metro system where the majority of the game takes place. The individual Metro stations have been turned into refugee camps of sorts, ...

4 out of 4 found this review helpful.

Rocks 0

When Gears of War 2 was far enough along in development that it became time to start promoting, Epic Games constantly made use of the tagline “Bigger, Badder, and More Badass” to describe it. When I first heard this I rolled my eyes, but it turns out that this is actually a pretty good way to describe Gears 2. It takes everything that Gears 1 did well, throws in more enemies, weapons, vehicles, ect, and turns the action up to a level I have never seen before. Gears of War 2 is honestly the most ...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Immersive 0

It’s always interesting when a big publisher like EA decides to create a new intellectual property. It’s not often that they do it, and it always seems to turn out one of two ways: awful or amazing. The good news is that you can count Dead Space in the amazing category, as everything the game does it does well. Dead Space is a sci-fi survival horror game that takes place aboard the USG Ishimura, a “planetcracker” mining ship. It appears that in the future, Earth is disparately low on resources. ...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Black 0

So, is Black as good as everyone was hoping it would be? Not really. Unfortunately, the game screams “mediocre” in just about every way and does not do anything well enough to distinguish itself from the rest of the typical Xbox shooters. It brings nothing new to the genre, and everything it does we have seen done better in other games. Let’s start with the weaponry in the game, as Criterion has said they are the star of the show. The assortment of weapons is your typical shooter selection. You ...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Half-Life 2 0

In 1998, Half-Life sent a shock through the game industry. Combining great action and continuous and immersive storytelling, Half-Life went on to win more then 50 game-of-the-year awards and was even named “Best PC Game Ever” by PC Gamer. Ever since fans of the original heard about Half-Life 2 they have been hoping that it lives up quality of the first game. The good news is that it does. While it is not as groundbreaking as the original, the gameplay and storytelling surpass it in just about ev...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Half-Life 2: Episode One 0

When Half-Life 2 came out in 2004, the ending left many of its fans scratching their heads. The game ended leaving some pretty big questions unanswered. Instead of waiting for another six years for the answers, Valve software has gone the way of episodic content. By releasing three much shorter “episodes” in six month intervals, they are able to get the game out quicker. Half-Life 2: Episode One starts out with a disappointing explanation of how Gordon and Alyx survive the ending of Half-Life 2...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Condemned: Criminal Origins 0

Condemned: Criminal Origins is a brand new game from Monolith. In the game you play as an FBI name Ethan Thomas who specializes in serial killers. The game opens with you investigating the murder of one of the serial killers you have been after. Unfortunately, things don’t go as planned and you are quickly on the run from the police, determined to prove your innocence. The game’s main draw is its intense visceral hand to hand combat. The game features mostly hand to hand weapons like metal pipes...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 0

Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter is the third game in the Ghost Recon series. Each of the games has improved over the original, and this one is no different. With new gameplay mechanics like the Cross-Com, a much improved cover system, and breathtaking graphics, Advanced Warfighter is a worthy sequel and a true next generation game. The story takes place in modern day Mexico City. In the game you play as a man by the name of Scott Mitchell who is the captain of an elite light infantr...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Prey 0

Those of you who followed the first person shooter genre back in 1998 probably vaguely remember a game called Prey that was in development at 3D Realms. The game featured a Native American theme and a unique portal technology that allows enemies to appear out of thin air among other things. Then the game suddenly disappeared for years only to recently resurface. This new game, developed by Human Head Studios, features many of the original ideas from 1998 as well as a state-of-the-art graphics en...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion 0

I hope you have a lot of free time on your hands. In fact, its best to say goodbye to your friends and family right now, you aren’t going to see them for a long time. The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion will instantly suck you into its world and keep you there for months. Its do-what-you-want gameplay and massive world combine to create an almost flawless game that is incredibly fun to play and improves upon the previous installments. The good news is that you don’t need to know anything about the pr...

1 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Far Cry Instincts Predator 0

Far Cry Instincts Predator is a repackaging of the Xbox game Far Cry Instincts and its stand alone expansion Far Cry Instincts: Evolution. There are some minor differences between the two, such as improved graphics, but this is more or less the same game that came out months earlier on the original Xbox. It is important to make that clear right away so there is no confusion over what exactly you are getting. For the main campaign, Far Cry Instincts Predator puts you into the shoes of Jack Carve...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker 0

The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker tells the story of a boy who is growing up on Outset Island. It turns out that today is your birthday. You learn about the legend of the “hero of time”, which was Link from The Ocarina of Time, and how he saved the world. It is customary for boys who reach the age of the Link to wear green clothing on their birthday. After a short amount of time, a huge bird shows up carrying a young pirate girl it apparently kidnapped. After saving the girl, the massive bird ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Saints Row 0

Welcome to Stillwater, a modern American city full of great food, commerce, and unrestricted gang warfare. With the 3rd Street Saints, Vice Kings and the Carnales waging a city wide turf war for supremacy, there has never been a better time to visit. The game opens up with your customized character getting caught in the crossfire of a gang war. You are saved by Julius, the leader of the 3rd Street Saints, and are recruited into his gang in an effort to clean up the streets. The first couple of m...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Gears of War 0

From the moment Xbox 360 launched in November of 2005, everyone has been waiting for the “killer app” that would single handedly justify purchasing the console. The original Xbox of course had Halo. But since Halo 3 was a long way off, gamers turned to Gears of War. Ever since its first showing at E3, fans have been dying to get their hands on this graphically stunning game. With Microsoft hyping the game as the next Halo, expectations could not have been any higher. The good news is that all th...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Heroes of Might and Magic V 0

he Heroes of Might and Magic franchise used to be the best of the best when it came to fantasy turn based strategy games. But ever since the release of Heroes of Might and Magic III, the series has been going down hill rather quickly. With New World Computing, the developer behind the series, going out of business, the future of the Might and Magic series was in question. But then Ubisoft announced that it secured the rights to the Might and Magic series and that Nival Interactive would be devel...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Conker: Live and Reloaded 0

Conker: Live and Reloaded is a remake of the classic Nintendo 64 game Conker’s Bad Fur Day. Bad Fur Day came out towards the end of the N64’s life, right about the time Nintendo was starting up the Gamecube hype machine. So it would be understandable if you have never heard of the game. Not learning from their previous mistake, Rare released Live & Reloaded at a similar time in the Xbox’s life when everyone’s attention was on the Xbox 360. So once again it was overlooked by most, which is un...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Vegas 0

Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six series of games have seen a whole lot of change over the years. The series started out as a slow, tactical, shooter with a heavy emphasis on planning. When the series made its jump to the Xbox with Rainbow Six 3, the game dropped the planning stage to attempt to appeal to a broader audience, while still retaining a tactical shooter feel. The game was extremely successful, becoming one of the most played games on Xbox Live. But after a well received expansion, the develop...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Star Trek: Legacy 0

Star Trek fans have had some pretty funny luck when it comes to video games. For every good game like Starfleet Command or Elite Force there is an Star Trek: Encounters or Star Trek: Pinball. Luckily, Star Trek: Legacy is a pretty decent game, although it is clear that it had the potential to be a whole lot better. On paper, Legacy sounds like a great Star Trek game. Give the player control of lots of ships, cover every series, include the voices of every Starfleet captain, and tie it together w...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

The Elder Scrolls IV: Shivering Isles 0

After The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion’s release last year, Bethesda Softworks has been slowly releasing little nuggets of new content via Xbox Live Marketplace. Most of this content, while cheap, didn’t add much to the game. Unlike the previous downloads, the Shivering Isles is an expansion pack filled with content, adding roughly 20-40 hours of new gameplay for those still running around Cyrodiil. The expansion begins when you hear news about a strange island that has sprouted up in the middle o...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.

Half-Life 2: Episode Two 0

When Valve originally announced their plans to deliver the next part of the Half-Life story in episodic form everyone was pretty excited. Instead of waiting years for a full sequel, fans expected to get episode sized pieces every six months or so. Unfortunately, things didn’t go exactly as planned. Episode 1 ended up getting delayed, and when it did come out it was a bit disappointing. Episode 1 ended up feeling like more of the same. There were no new weapons or vehicles, and the game even took...

0 out of 0 found this review helpful.