Average User Score: 8.3Apr 6, 2013A brilliant prequel to the original Deus Ex, Square Enix has definitely delivered with Human Revolution. Combining an absolutely brilliant story, along with fluid gameplay mechanics and a wide choice of playstyles to choose, Deus Ex: Human Revolution is one of the best Stealth/RPG/FPS games of the recent years. An excellent score of music also helps to reflect the dark undertone of the game. Set in future Detroit, the game revolves around conspiracy, and secrets. Players will feel involved in the story travelling from Detroit, and other places such as China etc.
Overall, one of my favourite games from the past few years, and an excellent addition to both the Stealth genre, and the Deus Ex series too.… Expand
Average User Score: 4.8Apr 5, 2013I expected more from Omerta, riding on the expectations of some of Kalypso's previous games, such as Tropico. However, although my initial impressions were good, I soon realized how repetitive and laborious the game as a whole can be.
I found multiplayer to be not up to par, the combat system felt oddly bugged, favoring the A.I. in some situations. Also, the thing which bugs me most, and perhaps many other people too, was the price tag of this game.
£30-40 for a game which had a play time of around 6-7 hours (before boredom kicks in), along with repetitive gameplay and features rehashed from other games (specifically FREE flash games), Omerta just didn't cut it for me.
Overall, although it was initially a blast, it quickly deteriorated, and it has been a while since I have even looked at it in my Steam library.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.7Apr 5, 2013Although Relic use the same formula seen in the vanilla game, and Company of Heroes, it is a formula that works. Retribution is a fine addition to the Dawn of War series, and to the WH40K universe overall.
Turning away from Games for Windows Live, Relic has given the players the opportunity for mods, by adopting the (far superior) Steam platform.
Although it doesn't offer much in new game mechanics or engine etc, what it does offer is a good, sizeable story, new factions with a lot of work put into them (e.g Imperial Guard), and a good ending to the story of Dawn of War II. Fans will feel satisfied with their result, and the option to choose a different faction in the campaign was a good addition also.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.2Apr 5, 2013One of the best RTS games of the past few years, no doubt about that. Set in a relatively modern era, W:EE offers a plethora of units to choose from, and while the game itself may seem daunting at first, any RTS fan will settle in no time.
- Wide range of units.
- Very nice graphics for a game of it's scale.
- Strategy is actually needed, an actual surprise for RTS games nowadays.
- Multiplayer system is good, if you have people to play with.
- A lengthy campaign and skirmish mode will help you learn the mechanics of the game.
- A small community, although the game is good, their are few players left, averaging around a few thousand as a peak each day. However, the sequel to the game, Wargame: AirLand Battle is releasing soon, which should attract a bigger fanbase.
- Although spamming generally doesn't work, it can still happen. It is often easy to combat, but since some of the units are extremely cheap to produce, new players may feel overwhelmed when trying to combat a spam.
- The multiplayer and skirmish mode requires players to unlock units themselves. While this can be done through completing the campaign, it is a very slow process. Multiplayer is more rewarding regarding unlocks, but again, new players may feel overwhelmed when going against players who have some of the best units in the game.
Overall, W:EE is a brilliant game. With the upcoming release of AirLand Battle, we can only hope Eugen Systems continues the formula which made this game great.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.3Oct 10, 2012Firaxis has definitely delivered with XCOM: Enemy Unknown, as it's as polished as you could ever want it to be across all three platforms.
New players to the game will soon find themselves becoming indulged in the decision making process of the game. Should I invest in better armor? Should I help China or USA? Each decision comes with it's own rewards, which greatly benefit your fight against the alien menace.
The control scheme on all systems is excellent, even though the original XCOM was a PC game, they fit on both consoles too.
The story of XCOM is long and rewarding, and the loss of teammates only spurs you on to fight harder.
Overall, a superb game, I have yet to find anything bad about it.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.1Sep 24, 2012R.U.S.E is a personal favorite of mine, considering I've spent so much time playing it.
R.U.S.E, although feeling like it was made for the PC, still performs great on consoles, with very minor lag issues during very large battles. R.U.S.E also differs from many console RTS' and brings many new and exciting features, which include:
- The ability for units to make use of the terrain (Eg, using forests to stay hidden, or hiding units in towns)
- 6 different playable nations which include USA, UK, Germany and the USSR.
- A filling campaign. Although the campaign is not it's strong point, it is helpful for beginners.
- A Co-Op Operation mode where players can co-operatively or by themselves complete objectives, similar to the campaign. - LOTS of units, ranging from classics such as the Spitfire and the Sherman, and many unknown things like the MAUS or Calliope. The range of units in R.U.S.E is very good for a strategy game.
All in all, R.U.S.E is a brilliant RTS game, and not to be missed by any strategy genre fan.… Expand