Average User Score: 8.3Jun 5, 2013Tomb Raider follows the story of Lara Croft as her ship becomes shipwrecked due to an unforeseeable storm. Lara believes that something is strange about the island, that they did just land there by accident. Her crew members, be they betray or work with Lara are all very well made with good voice acting. Unfortunately Lara is the only character you can really feel for throughout the campaign.
It's called 'Tomb Raider' for a reason, but yet there are only 8 tombs to be found throughout the island. They are all well created and designed in their own manner still. In this sense it should really be called 'Lara Croft', as the story revolves around her and her surviving friends and not at all on the optional tombs.
The gameplay to be found here is similar to that of Naughty Dog's Uncharted series, and is well implemented. Great graphics make this game stand out more than most this year.
Unfortunately, the story is quite the let down towards the end, making you do running errands. And in my opinion is quite the drag to finish.
There are collectables to be found, Relics, GPS Caches and Documents along with area specific challenges.
In my opinion there is no replay value either as the only reason I went back into the campaign was to get the remaining collectables for an easy enough gold.
The multiplayer in the ame is also similar to that of Uncharted, with four modes and multiple maps.
A very good game, with a multiplayer which isn't that fun to play and an ending that let me down.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.6Apr 16, 2013This game is NOT for a wide ranged audience. It is for loved true RPG fans. It has a detailed system of weapons spells and armour. Good graphics and a long winded campaign. It isn't a game for me, but for someone who likes RPGs and strategic massive open world games, it's a seller.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.4Apr 16, 2013Bioshock Infinite puts you in the shoes of Booker Dewitt, the first of the main two protagonists found in Bioshock Infinite, the other being Elizabeth.
"Bring us the girl and wipe away the debt" This is a quote that you will hear numerous times throughout the story, and really thrusts the underlying story into its course of action as you rock through the world of Columbia, the floating city in the sky where this game takes place.
Your start off at a lighthouse, dropped off on a boat by a man and a woman It is not the same lighthouse from the original Bioshock, but a completely different one altogether, with only have a vague idea of where you’re heading.
You must retrieve and save a girl named Elizabeth, who is trapped inside an enormous statue. But Elizabeth is no ordinary character. Elizabeth has powers like no other, opening tears in the world are her ‘thing’. She has been created so well and realistically that you want to care for her. You want to save her. She will frequently throw you ammo, salts, health and money throughout the entire campaign, also making for a very generous but not overloading attribute. She doesn’t throw you too much, and it’s very evenly spread out as well.
Your character, Booker Dewitt is a totally different kind of person to Elizabeth. He is on this journey which is almost outcast, and you can tell instantly that he doesn’t fit into the flying city in the sky. Something about the world and its inhabitants, its surroundings feels different than any other game. One reason is because the game is riddled with political racism towards black people and Irish people (like me), and they are known as the Vox Populi. The story from here is an extravagant one. It takes you away with its indulgent story and really tries to mess with your mental capacity.
The graphics in Bioshock Infinite are second to only some, e.g. Dead Space 3, Crysis 3, but are superbly done nevertheless and are perfect for what this game wishes to tell. The skies are a great cerulean blue, the city is bright and welcoming, while the slums are dark and unforgiving.
Bioshock Infinite boasts amazing controls and gameplay mechanics. The addition of vigors, the original Bioshock’s plasmids, is a welcome one. There is solid fun to be had out of using Bucking Bronco or Return to Sender which makes you just feel like a badass. The weapons also found in Infinite are wonderful to use and really have a ‘Uumph’ behind each of them. The AI in Bioshock Infinite is some of the best in the industry, being very smart and strategic in all situations.
Bioshock Infinite’s engaging story, followed by its’ immense graphics alongside some of today’s most solid gameplay and controls makes this an easy contender for game of the year.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.2Mar 30, 2013Borderlands 2 follows the story of 4 new vault hunters looking for the key to the vault. Our 4 previous protagonists make a return in this game with a surprise for each of them installed. An amazing attribute to one of the greatest game series in history. A deadly art style that deserves the word 'deadly'! What, CoD has 50 or so weapons, oh, that's cool. Borderlands 2 has like a bazillion, all with there own cool twists. Much greater gun designs than the first with more extravagant bosses. Great set of characters to meet and a load of jokes to keep you smiling. A fantastic, funny, extreme, explosive action-tearing game.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.5Mar 30, 2013You play as Jason Brody, and set off on your adventure trying escape from some serious bandits. Lucky for you, your brother was in the army and gets you out safely. Whilst about the escape, he is shot in the head and you a left to run far far away. This scared feeling is what drives your character to kill, hunt and to save your other siblings and friends. You meet a great cast of characters, none of which are forgettable, and all carry a great addition to the story. Té multiplayer aspects of the game, although they don't lack too much, aren't very fun. Few types, and a variety of weapons from the single player don't stand out too much. They also created a system where as you are awarded CDs, disk drives, memory sticks, etc. after a match. You must unlock their contents by use of a decoding in game or iOS app. A simple addition which I don't highly regard but they're trying new things. The graphics across all game modes are just astounding, from the glimmer of the sun off the sea, the the dark caverns and waterfalls, it is a magnificent sight for sore eyes. Complimentary to the standard of graphics, sounds are very realistic but get quite repetitive after taking over your 20th gang hideout. Climbing the radio towers which scatter the island are also very repetitive. You can only get enough off, hop, grab, walk, hop, walk. Even thought the single player is among the greatest of the year, and the map editor and multiplayer and simple yet fun additions. The co-operative mode which is included, is probably the dullest and most boring part of any game I played all year. The only reason I trekked through the 6 hour, 6 chapter cooperative story of 4 slaves searching an island for the capturer, was to get the 6 bronze trophies awarded for them, 1 for each. If you want an amazing immersive single player with spectacular graphics, story, and sound, with a mediocrely easy platinum. This is for you. If your in it for the coop, don't waste your money. Single player: 9/10 Multiplayer/Map editor: 7/10 Co-operative: 3/10 The single player is enough to buy this game without hesitation and try at the multiplayer could just get you hooked. Just don't touch the cooperative game modes… Expand
Average User Score: 4.9Mar 30, 2013In my opinion this is a great game. It is a huge improvement on Modern Warfare 3 and a great addition to the COD series.
Campaign: Campaign this time around was actually pretty good. It had a decent story which I understood for the most part and a great variety of past and futuristic level design. I was disappointed with the strikeforce missions, which are incredibly difficult on Veteran, and quite easy on Normal and Hardened. Alongside occasionally frustrating challenges, a good few choices options throughout the campaign, and cool futuristic abilities, like the arm grenade and invisibility cloak.
Multiplayer: They brought COD back. The multiplayer is a great asset to the game, and really stands out among the series. Even if it isn't as good as any COD before (and including) the original Black Ops. The pick 10 system is very smart and can be used in many different variations, making for a very enjoyable multiplayer.
Zombies: Back again with a good dose of zombies. Same as usual, even though I was never really a fan of it, zombies is god fun with friends. Still not as good as the zombies on the original Black Ops though.
Standard COD graphics, mixed with a good helping of new makes this memorable addition to the COD series. Well done Activision.… Expand
Average User Score: 6.3Mar 30, 2013Great driving merged with amazing shooting and an awespiring online gameplay experience. Best on the market. The sounds and game mechanics are as good as ever. The building damages are great for another run on the Battlefield too.
Perfect addition to an already amazing game… Expand
Average User Score: 6.4Mar 19, 2013Dead Space 3 is a master of a game. Full of scares, action sequences and great visuals. As someone who has only glimpsed looks at Dead Space 1 2, I didn't know what to expect. But I was welcomed to an amazing experience. You play as Isaac Clarke, who has been the protagonist in every Dead Space I believe, and you get well acquainted to him and his back story. This is the most visually stunning game I've played this year by far, and that's an understatement. The sound effects displayed throughout the game are nothing short of horrifying, this is the biggest seller in my point. The areas and enemies are all unique and take certain strategies to take them down, which ever way you choose, limb by limb. Small side quests have small stories and give a lot in terms of rewards. If you haven't picked this game up yet, I'd advise you at least try it, just to witness Visceral Game's masterpiece at work… Expand
Average User Score: 6.4Dec 17, 2012You are, as the name suggests, the Middle Manager of Justice, and you are hired to run a branch of a superhero business, set up to fight crime and defend the town.
You as a manager have to hire superheroes, and train, motivate, teach and delegate work to them to improve their skills as a superhero and level them up to fight baddies, and leading them up to fight bosses.
The graphics, for a start, are superb, with the characteristic art style accompanying the aim of the fame very well. As well as retina display graphics, there is a host a jokes to keep you smiling throughout your gameplay.
The gameplay in this game is a mixture of strategy and RPG, you yourself are playing the role as the manager to ensure that your superheroes are the best they can be and are capable of fighting the hardest of foes. Strategically you have to plan on when to upgrade your skills as a character and decide when to take on which of three skills every time you get an upgrade; Health, Power and Intelligence.
The gameplay can get quite repetitive as there is only 3 different scenarios in which you must help out the city; Beatting up bad guys, Stopping a runaway bus, and saving someone from a burning building.
After playing the game for a few hours you will easily fix your way around the controls and innovative gameplay. Unfortunately the game revolves and around money (In game, not real. But you can buy extra cash with your own credit if you would like), and sort of relies on it too much, as I constantly found myself dating to upgrade the computer room so my superheroes could make me some dough.
Very good game and couldn't recommend it more, especially for a freemium. Innovative gameplay, great character designs, and a fantastic use of a managerial position in a game, which I think make the game that bit more funny. Unfortunately I level capped my manager without even reaching the 5th area which meant that there was no point in me doing any of the challenges in a certain time.
With all that, Defianetely a game to download .. Now! It will give you at least 2 hours of solid fun gameplay
Average User Score: 8.6Nov 26, 2012It's 2012 now so let's get a bit more etchy. So I'm going to be hard.
Graphics are awful, I can see squares and rectangles that aren't suppose to be on a car.
A pretty non existent story.
Still one of the best, if not the best the funnest car customisation games ever.
A good selection of cars.
Has drifting, which works well even by today's standards as your comparing it to games like shift 2. Well ok, Shift 2 does have a great drifting system.
Very fun game which I have dearly wanted all these years and only bothered downloading on PC o the weekend.
Sick racing game still. EA need to make a reboot of this, forget Most Wanted Criterion! Everyone wants EA back in the drivers seat.