PC Game Reviews

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…

October 17, 2014

Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers Remake Review

Tim McDonald: I have written so many introductions to news items or articles about Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers – 20th Anniversary Edition that I don’t know where to begin without just rehashing them…

October 13, 2014

Ryse: Son of Rome PC Review

Crytek’s Ryse: Son of Rome may not be a particularly strong blip on the radars of many PC players. After making some friends on the platform with the notoriously system-intensive Crysis, the company seemed to…

October 8, 2014

Styx: Master of Shadows Review

Here’s the good news: Styx: Master of Shadows is better than this year’s Thief game. If you’d told me a few years back that a third-person stealth title from Cyanide would impress me more than…

October 6, 2014

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Review

Let’s not beat around the bush: you’re interested in the Nemesis system. Without wishing to sound harsh, I can’t say I’m surprised; it really is the one unique and special thing that Middle-earth: Shadow of…

October 4, 2014

Dark Souls 2 Crown of the Ivory King DLC Review

If you’ve read my reviews of the preceeding couple of installments in the Dark Souls 2 Lost Crowns DLC trilogy, you’ll know I’ve been impressed. Sunken King demonstrated a confidence in interconnected level design that…

October 3, 2014

Gauntlet Review

Back in the good old days much of my time was spent in airport lounges which usually featured a couple of arcade cabinets, and the two games that excited me most were Super Sprint and…

September 29, 2014

FIFA 15 Review

FIFA 15 Review

Before we get right into this FIFA 15 review, let me take you on a fanciful journey into the future. It’s June 2015 in LA and the EA E3 press event is underway. EA Sports’…

September 25, 2014

SpaceCom Review

When I see a top-down map of space with little planets or waypoints, I generally get The Fear™. Space strategy games, especially those in the 4x realm, can be so complex and so daunting. Fortunately,…