Reviews by Bungieware


Incredible Game

Bungieware | Sept. 5, 2011 | Review of Deus Ex HR Augmented Edition - PC

It's very rare to find a game that draws you into the universe completely, but this is one of those game. The art style, the characters, the level design; everything comes together to make this an unforgettable experience. The gameplay is fantastic as well. You can literally play this however you want. Whilst it rewards you for exploring, being stealthy, hacking computers and completing additional objectives, you always have the fire-power to take the enemy head on. The AI is pretty good for an RPG, and you can use the environment to your advantage depending on your abilities. This is a game that rewards you for thinking outside of the box. Whether it's stacking boxes to reach previously inaccessible areas, or positioning turrets to block the path of enemy. The augmented edition adds an fantastic art book that really gives you appreciation of the work that went into crafting the incredible art style. There's a 'making of' video as well, which I'm sure you'll want to watch once you complete the game. The only negatives I can attach to Deus Ex: Human Revolution are that there's no new game + option, and the graphics are ok but nothing special. Otherwise it's an amazing game that I would recommend to anyone.


Pretty fun point & click adventure

Bungieware | Aug. 20, 2011 | Review of The Rockin Dead - PC

They are spot on when they refer to this as a B movie style game with a an exaggerated background story. But that is what give it so much personality. The graphics aren't so good, especially for a 2D game. But the locations are varied and interesting, and it can be really funny at times. The best part of the game would have to be the puzzles. They aren't too hard to figure out, yet they still manage to seem challenging at first and you definitely won't breeze through them. It's something a bit different if you are into point and click adventure games.


Not much there

Bungieware | Aug. 20, 2011 | Review of Sid Meiers Civilization V Cradle of Civilization Mesopotamia - PC

It adds a few interesting maps, but nothing too different from what's available already. The Nile River map is probably the best, and is the one stand-out map that offers something unique for scenarios. One bonus is that it's very cheap, so you might as well give this a try and see if you enjoy it. Also, Civ 5 is so fun anyway that you'll enjoy this no matter what.


Not so good

Bungieware | Aug. 20, 2011 | Review of Bungee Jumping Simulator - PC

It may not be the most realistic depiction of bungee jumping that you will find and there isn't really any fun to be had with this game. It offers something different to the waves for FPS and action-adventure games that are available today. However, the scoring system doesn't make much sense and the environments are quite plain. I wouldn't really call it a simulator and it's not in the same mould as the other simulation games that Layernet make. Overall it's a game that may seem fun at first, but gets boring quite quickly.


Spectacular addition to the series

Bungieware | Aug. 20, 2011 | Review of Hitman Blood Money - PC

Blood Money improves on the first two games in so many way. Firstly, the level design is the awesome and the crowd control system really enhances the missions. They improved the sound system so that you have much better feedback on how visible you are to the AI. Again, the levels offer so much variety in how you can complete the assassinations. You can replay each one in so many different ways that it never really gets boring. They really improved the AI over the previous games, and it forces the player to think carefully about every move they make. The graphics aren't anything spectacular, and the textures are very low-res in places. But this doesn't detract from the fun you'll have playing this game. Player choice is a major focus this time around, and this only serves to immerse you deeper into the world of an assassin.


Buy this just 'cause

Bungieware | Aug. 20, 2011 | Review of Just Cause 2 - PC

This game is incredibly fun and the scope of this game will blow you away. It say it's big is a massive understatement. It can be hard to get 100% on some of the locations, since everything is so spread out and there isn't really a way to track government structures and upgrade boxes. There's so many different vehicles available to the player, including motorbikes, monster trucks, jets, ATV's, helicopters, etc... The grapple system lets you zip around the environment and really increases the vertical scale on the game. The AI for enemies and npc's isn't great, and there's some bugs here and there. But this is one of the most fun sandbox games you'll ever play.


Good game, but not great

Bungieware | Aug. 19, 2011 | Review of From Dust - PC

From Dust comes up with some brilliant innovations to the god-game genre. The terrain deformation is unlike anything you will see in any other game. You can create (and destroy) some fantastic landscapes, but you're always battling against the elements to make sure the villagers reach their objectives. The controls feels a little strange at first, and the path finding of the AI can be frustrating at times, especially when they get stuck on the terrain. But that makes it all the more rewarding when you get them to their goal. There are a ton of fun puzzles, some of which require come crazy solutions. Others require more precise control and some fast reactions. Everything comes together to create a very solid game that will give you some nerve racking moments. A bit on the short side, but the challenges offer a ton of replay value.


Another fantastic Civilization entry

Bungieware | Aug. 19, 2011 | Review of Sid Meiers Civilization V - PC

I've played every entry in the series so far, but this one takes the crown. Stunning visuals, refined gameplay, perfect soundtrack, this game has everything. And as custom with Civilization games, you'll find yourself playing until the early hours of the morning, repeatedly telling yourself that this turn will be the last. There are some fantastic new maps that require the player to come up with new strategies every time. The multiplayer has incredibly deep options for customisation and rule sets, so you can tailor each scenario to your exact requirements. All the new additions add positively to the formula. City states offer new strategic options and the new units/technologies are fantastic. And there's some great DLC available as well. Incredibly addictive series that just got better.