PC Game Reviews

December 3, 2014

The Old City: Leviathan Review

A lot of people are going to have strong, emotional reactions The Old City: Leviathan. Some of those people might even have played it. I’ve played it. I’ve even played bits of it twice. But…

December 1, 2014

Starpoint Gemini 2 Review

Starpoint Gemini 2 has been out for a while now, but it’s one of those games that I’ve been ducking in and out of since its release. Having notched up significant time in this open-ended…

November 24, 2014

Rollers of the Realm Review

Rollers of the Realm Review

With the cavalcade of pre-Thanksgiving blockbusters now beginning to fade into a distant plume of dust, it’s refreshing to look at a game that’s trying something a bit different. Big money sequels have their charms,…

November 22, 2014

Far Cry 4 PC Review

Far Cry is an unusual series, insofar as none of the games have borne much more than a passing resemblance to each other. The first was a fairly standard shooter with the caveat that it…

November 21, 2014

Rugby 15 Review

There are new football games every single year, but rugby is a sport that’s been hit and miss when transferred to the world of videogames. There’s a simple reason for this; it’s a complex game…

November 18, 2014

Company of Heroes 2: Ardennes Assault Review

Here’s a quick clarification so Company of Heroes 2 players can determine their level of interest in Ardennes Assault: there’s no multiplayer stuff. You don’t get to use the Ardennes commanders in multiplayer (at least,…

November 13, 2014

Randal’s Monday Review

Randal’s Monday Review

If there’s a particular art to making an adventure game, I reckon it comes down to the puzzles more than anything. The art, dialogue, writing, story, and general flow all matter too, obviously, but that’s…

November 7, 2014

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Review

This review discusses the campaign’s story at length. I’m not going to spoil anything that hasn’t already been spoiled in pre-release trailers, but these days, I think that still deserves a bit of a warning….

November 6, 2014

Football Manager 2015 Review

I have a suspicion that most of the people who read the annual Football Manager reviews are those who are 99.7% sure they’re going to buy the latest installment of the game. The rest actually…

October 29, 2014

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare has a season pass, Pope still Catholic

Alien: Isolation Review

Warning: this review contains spoilers for a movie that was released 35 years ago. Although if you haven’t seen Alien, then you’re a monster and should rectify that immediately anyway. No sympathy. There’s a very…

October 28, 2014

Lords of the Fallen Review

Lords of the Fallen Review

Successful innovators tend to be emulated. For a time, every shooter released after Doom was a ‘Doom clone.’ Some of them deserved that name. Others were fine games in their own right. Once there were…

October 22, 2014

Dreamfall Chapters: Book One Review

Sorry, everyone, but I’m going to have to drop into melodrama and feelings for a little bit. Bear with me. Dreamfall – the second game in the The Longest Journey series, and the direct predecessor…