Review Category : PC Games

Metro 2033 PC Game Review

The survival horror genre has started a number of recognizable gameplay traditions. The constant tension, the emphasis on atmosphere, the helplessness of the main character, limited items/ammo — all of these mechanics are among the reasons why survival horror games are so enticing. Metro 2033 is a first-person shooter that ...

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Silent Hunter 5 PC Game Review

Sim developers have a tough job. They have to create a game that gives players control of a variety of complex systems that in the real world would actually require numerous trained specialists. These systems have to work realistically but still bend far away from complete authenticity to be not ...

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EverQuest II: Sentinel's Fate PC Game Review

Dressed in a cloak made of shifting darkness, wielding an axe that burns but is never consumed, and encased in a shell of the toughest materials known to mortals, you step through an ancient portal and into lands once thought forever lost. Before you lays the city of Paineel, inhabited ...

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The Settlers 7: Paths to a Kingdom PC Game Review

Real-time strategy games aren’t for the mentally lazy. Winning them takes patience, skill, a talent for relating causes and effects, and the ability to recognize the interconnectivity of multiple complex systems. Since 1993, German developer Blue Byte has been combining RTS mechanics with elements of city-building sim games in its ...

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Mount and Blade: Warband PC Game Review

Let’s get straight to the point. Mount and Blade: Warband is not the prettiest game on the market. If games were women, Mount and Blade: Warband would be that girl with a hormone disorder that made her have kind of a beard. But like beard-girl, Warband has a really good ...

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Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City PC Game Review

It’s been nearly a year-and-a-half since GTA IV hit PC without a whiff of new content. Two downloadable episodes were made exclusively for Xbox 360, each big enough to qualify as an expansion. Those episode are finally available for PC in one package, extending the GTA experience with some excellent ...

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Just Cause 2 PC Game Review

I’ve been looking forward to Just Cause 2 ever since I saw the game demoed here in our office a year ago. A third-person shooter with more explosions than a summer blockbuster, Just Cause 2 promised to burst into the open-world sub-genre with guns blazing. Although the original Just Cause ...

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Battlefield: Bad Company 2 PC Game Review

It’s only been a couple of months and 2010 is already shaping up to be one of the best ever for gamers. If your wallet hasn’t already been emptied, Electronic Arts and development studio DICE have tossed yet another videogame on the pile that can’t be missed. Battlefield: Bad Company ...

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Napoleon Total War PC Game Review

In many ways, Napoleon Bonaparte is the perfect subject for a Total War game. He lived during a time of revolutionary technological advancement during which a number of powerful nations were in direct conflict with each other. The spectacle of war was at a particularly high point and Napoleon dominated ...

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Global Agenda PC Game Review

 The year is 2155 and after apocalyptic events, an oppressive government, known as Commonwealth Prime, has arisen, determined to control the planet. Experiments are being carried out on citizens and Agency Zero has broken you out of the lab where you were being processed into a super soldier for the ...

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Assassin's Creed II PC Game Review

Assassin’s Creed II is the follow-up to Ubisoft’s 2007 hit that attracted a mass audience if not unanimous critical acclaim. The sequel is an expansive and bloody romp through Renaissance Italy that plays up every popular aspect of the first installment while righting many of its flaws. The PC version ...

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Left 4 Dead 2 PC Game Review

Here we are roughly one year after the release of Left 4 Dead, and its sequel is already out. For Valve, Left 4 Dead 2 represents an unusually speedy turnaround time considering the delays and release date fuzziness generally associated with its games, notably in the years leading up to ...

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Torchlight PC Game Review

Some games are easier to admire than to actually enjoy. Sometimes you have to give developers points for their vision and their ideas, especially when they try something new and creative. WorldShift is just such a game, one based on an interesting core concept that attempts something unique by melding ...

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Worldshift PC Game Review

Set in a post-apocalyptic world dominated by the technology-based humans, nature-worshipping Tribe and sinister Cult, WorldShift is, at its core, a very simple RTS with all base-building elements removed. You control a group of characters that you steer around the map, right-clicking on everything you want to kill along the ...

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Avatar: The Game PC Game Review

James Cameron has delivered some movies of monstrous proportions. Titanic, Aliens and The Terminator have all come to us courtesy of the Canadian filmmaker. This December sees the release of the long-awaited Avatar, a movie about an alien moon called Pandora and the battle over its riches. Cameron’s last movie, ...

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Borderlands: Mad Moxxi's Underdome Riot PC Game Review

Borderlands is right near the top of my list for games of 2009. The cooperative loot hunt is addictive by design and it doesn’t hurt matters that the style is about as inviting and fun as they come. The first downloadable add-on, The Zombie Island of Dr. Ned, offered more ...

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S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat PC Game Review

As a franchise, GSC Game World’s Stalker has come a long way. That the original Shadow of Chernobyl was actually completed and released to the public at all after a seemingly endless string of delays was a bit of a surprise. Sure, it was rough around the edges, but no ...

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Serious Sam HD: The First Encounter PC Game Review

If you were putting together a list of the PC first-person shooters that most deserve to be remade, chances are pretty good that Serious Sam: The First Encounter would not make the cut. And this is not an insult. The original 2001 Croteam game has aged so well that it ...

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