Average User Score: 5.4Nov 10, 2015It runs well, looks great, I can make my own towns, I can make my own armor and weapons, and I can explore a large number of interestingIt runs well, looks great, I can make my own towns, I can make my own armor and weapons, and I can explore a large number of interesting locations. It's an updated Fallout 3 and I love it.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.7Sep 1, 2015Absolutely incredible. This is no mere console port. It runs smoothly on my computer at the highest detail settings. It is one of the finestAbsolutely incredible. This is no mere console port. It runs smoothly on my computer at the highest detail settings. It is one of the finest 1st/3rd person open world shooter/stealth games I have played on my computer to date. Beautifully directed and designed by a master craftsman of interactive entertainment. Is this a positive recommendation? Hell yes.… Expand
Average User Score: 9.3May 21, 2015The Witcher III is one of the finest CRPG's I have played in the last 30+ years. Stunning graphics and sound with high production values. TheThe Witcher III is one of the finest CRPG's I have played in the last 30+ years. Stunning graphics and sound with high production values. The Witcher world is fascinating with ethical conundrums presenting to the the player at every turn. The writing is mature and interesting and the characters in the game add flavour to the rich back stories in the game. The combat is vastly improved over TW2 and has a far more fluid feel making fights very enjoyable.
The Witcher III ranks right up there with Ultima IV, Skyrim, and Fallout 3. 10/10.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.9Jan 27, 2015This is the zombie survival game I have wanted for a very long time. The open world feel is perfectly implemented here and the ability toThis is the zombie survival game I have wanted for a very long time. The open world feel is perfectly implemented here and the ability to jump, leap, and run through the city is only limited by your imagination. The night and day mechanic is interesting and terrifying and really adds to the tension. The crafting system and UI is vastly improved over the Dead Island series.
The only real negative I have for the game is the lack of an option to turn off the film grain effect the game insists on using. I do understand the reason is for immersion but having clean graphics should be an option and also definitely better for those of us who do not have top of the line graphics cards.… Expand
Average User Score: 6.6Nov 19, 2014This is my Game Of The Year for 2014. I have awarded it a 10/10 but I have had technical issues with graphics hitching on my GTX780 whenThis is my Game Of The Year for 2014. I have awarded it a 10/10 but I have had technical issues with graphics hitching on my GTX780 when travelling in vehicles (others have noted the same issue). Ubi please add a volume control for the music in FC4. It is far too loud. I also had to manually edit a file to remove mouse smoothing. I am hoping Ubi can fix these issues sooner rather than later. Luckily the issues are not a game breaker like the multitude of bugs in AC Unity.
FC4 is an explorers delight. I compare it favourably with Skyrim where you are encouraged to travel off the well worn path of the main storyline. Whether climbing the beautiful vistas, exploring a dark wet cave, or working out how to approach an enemy outpost there is always something interesting to do.
Most of the characters are very interesting. The storyline is fairly mundane but not too detracting from the overall experience. But let's be honest FC is more about the gunfights and playing in the sandbox. One mechanic I absolutely love is the ability of enemy troops to assault friendly outposts. I like the random events that fire off every now and then. This version of the Far Cry world is far more alive than earlier releases.
My final comment - beware the honey badger. Honey badger don't care!… Expand
Average User Score: 0.5Oct 21, 2013One of the worst games I have ever had the displeasure of playing. Buggy AI, glitched graphics, and it is obvious the developers pushed thisOne of the worst games I have ever had the displeasure of playing. Buggy AI, glitched graphics, and it is obvious the developers pushed this out the door prematurely. It ranks with that special place inhabited by games like Aliens: Colonial Marines which is actually a better game than Day One. An absolute sham.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.7Jun 27, 2013EVE Online hit its 10 year anniversary this year. It is one of only a few monthly sub MMO's left on the market. It has an ever expandingEVE Online hit its 10 year anniversary this year. It is one of only a few monthly sub MMO's left on the market. It has an ever expanding playerbase that now exceeds 500,000 players. It is unforgiving and brutal and has a massive learning curve. It has a UI that would make a genius cry.
There is no set way to play EVE. It rewards create thinking. It encourages ponzi schemes, AWOXing, market PvP, and scamming. The only time you are truly safe is when you are docked up in a station. Your spaceships are merely consumables. You will die and your spaceships will explode. Earn enough ingame money (ISK) and you can buy 30 day extensions to your account. Or join a player corporation, work your way up the ranks, and then steal all their money and ships.
EVE Online is not a kids game and you will find few 10 year old kids with enough patience to continue playing EVE. There is no "I win" button. Having the biggest spaceship does not make you more powerful. It will make you an easy target for smaller, far more agile ships.
There is no other MMO on the market like EVE. It stands alone as one of the deepest, most rewarding MMO's experiences released to date. Whole communities of EVE players generate daily content within and outside of the game. It is the ultimate sandbox.… Expand
Average User Score: 2.2Mar 9, 2013It seems games companies refuse to learn from past mistakes. Or maybe they keep retrenching employees after every game release who would haveIt seems games companies refuse to learn from past mistakes. Or maybe they keep retrenching employees after every game release who would have known better. And so SimCity joins the long line of failures because of lack of developer/publisher planning and heavy handed DRM schemes. UbiSoft learned a hard lesson from forcing DRM on people. And now EA will learn that lesson as well. If I can't play a game because I am locked out of a server or I can't interact meaningfully with other players in SimCity because features have been turned off at the last minute well what is the point of selling me that game EA.
Shame on you EA. Once again you continue to feed your own stereotype of one of the world's worst game publishers.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.5Mar 5, 2013This Tomb Raider is a mature adult-oriented version and better for it. The storyline evolves as you play the game and you really feel forThis Tomb Raider is a mature adult-oriented version and better for it. The storyline evolves as you play the game and you really feel for Lara's struggles as she battles through the islands lush locations.
The gameplay has depth and combat has a visceral feel. The controls are simple and do not get in the way of the action or story. The graphics and sound are state-of-the-art and rival anything seen and heard in other games released in the last year. Do yourself a favor and upgrade your computer. The Ultimate graphics setting is absolutely beautiful.
The UI is excellent and highly polished and most importantly functional. The new collection and achievement systems encourage you to explore the island. They also have the added advantage of giving you experience and items which in turn can be used to add skills and upgrade weapons.
A definite Game Of The Year contender.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.9Sep 4, 2012GW2 is a groundbreaking, genre busting MMO. It introduces so many new gameplay concepts in the areas of combat, questing, crafting, travel,GW2 is a groundbreaking, genre busting MMO. It introduces so many new gameplay concepts in the areas of combat, questing, crafting, travel, and more. The gameplay in GW2 emphasises minimal downtime and maximises fun activities. No grouping is required and there is no such thing as kill stealing. It naturally funnels players together to cooperate to complete quests, explore, and take down world bosses. The combat system is active and direction based. There is no holy trinity and any player can fulfill many roles.
GW2 has a high level of polish and the artwork and music are sublime. The achievement system is extensive and there is also a guild achievement system. Everything you do in the game will earn you achievements, money, and experience. If you are tired of the same old MMO gameplay then you must try GW2. Leave what you know about "traditional" MMO's at the door and embrace the new gameplay concepts GW2 offers. This is the best MMO I have played in almost 8 years and has rejuvenated my interest in the genre. You won't be disappointed!… Expand