Reviews by Cavalieroscuro
A nice gameCavalieroscuro | Nov. 19, 2013 | Review of Quest Run
Quest Run is a simple but funny rpg. The graphic reminds me abount Castle Crashers, the game is very short with only four main missions and several additional side-quests. There are several characters you can use, but the game set those randomly every time you begin a new game, to increase replay value. The price is short, so give it a try.
A good roguelikeCavalieroscuro | Nov. 10, 2013 | Review of Bionic Dues
Bionic Dues is a turn-based roguelite, in which you must beat the campaign choosing among several difficulty levels. You will choose a pilot from a roster of six (you can customize it, of course), making your way until the end of the game (if you can beat it, of course). There is also a mode in which you can't save (with permadeath). If you enjoyed Dungeon of Dredmor, give this game a look.
A nice strategy gameCavalieroscuro | Nov. 10, 2013 | Review of Ironclad Tactics
Zachtronics made a very good work with Ironclad Tactics. It's not too hard or complex as a strategy title (it's all based upon collectible cards), but the thing that makes the game great is the visual style. The story is narrated thanks to illustrated novel, and those are simply great to see. You will play the game only to know more about the plot and discover new hand-made paintings. Give it a try, you will not regret it.
Another good Daedalic point and clickCavalieroscuro | Nov. 10, 2013 | Review of Journey of a Roach
Daedalic is pretty much the Lucasgames of those days. This software house provides player with tons of good point and click adventures, making also humurous characters and situations. Journey of a Roach is their last release, and it is a very good game as usually. Around six hours long, it contains a lot of funny events, two nice characters and a lot of good puzzles, not too hard nor too easy to solve. If you played Deponia and you want more, just grab this now.
Another top FPS from EACavalieroscuro | Nov. 10, 2013 | Review of Battlefield 4
Battlefield is maybe one of the best first person shooter on console and PC (multiplayer side, of course). The fourth title of this franchise is pretty much a more of the same, so if you experienced Battlefield 3, you will find yourself home. The solo campaign is good enough as it was for 3, the graphic is very impressive and if you own a top tier PC, it's a joy for your eyes
There's really nothing else to say, this is just a good "upgrade" for this franchise, so if you like the saga, simply buy it.
A great titleCavalieroscuro | Nov. 2, 2013 | Review of ENSLAVED™: Odyssey to the West™ Premium Edition (EU)
Sadly, this title hadn't a great success on consolle, but actually is really good. The story is based on the japanese legend of the monkey Goku, and the game is a mix of platforming sections and action. The animations are great, the game is pretty long and it comes with the additional DLC included in the price. Buy it and you will never regret your money.
Funny but not for allCavalieroscuro | Oct. 30, 2013 | Review of Typing of the Dead: Overkill
Do you know House of the Dead? The classic on rail shooter from Sega? Well, Typing of the Dead: Overkill is pretty much the SAME game, but instead of using your mouse to shoot and kill zombies, you use your keyboard, typing words and so on. If you type fast, you kill zombies, if not, you will die. The game is simple and funny, there will be also a free cooperative DLC planned, but killing zombies by typing words is not for all.
A nice additionCavalieroscuro | Oct. 29, 2013 | Review of Batman Arkham Origins: Season Pass
This season pass is, for sure, worth its price. Not only for the additional skin (they are nice, but nothing more, at least for me), but for the story DLC it comes from it. Playing as Bruce Wayine during its training is an added value, and if you think there will be MORE story based DLC, grab this now.
A good dungeon crawlerCavalieroscuro | Oct. 29, 2013 | Review of Dungeon Dashers
If you've completed Dungeons of Dredmore and The Binding of Isaac, Dungeon Dashers could be your next choice. The game is still in Early Aceess (it's not fiished yet), but still is a very good game. It has a lot of levels and skin, so the replay value is high. Maybe the graphic is not that good (it reminds me the Spiderweb titles), but it's not that important. The gameplay is solid, making this a really good game. I hope they will add Hardcore mode soon, to improve the challenge a bit.
Nice titleCavalieroscuro | Oct. 26, 2013 | Review of Final Exam
One thing you should know: this title was planned to be the next chapter of Obscure saga, the PC survival horror series. But this is not a survival horror (I am in the early access on Steam), it's a side-scrolling action game with some horror movie cliches. The game, otherwise, is very funny, with a lot of weapons, four characters (they can level up too) and tons of hours of gameplay. Give it a try.
One of the best PSN titles comes on PCCavalieroscuro | Oct. 25, 2013 | Review of PixelJunk™: Shooter
Pixel Junk Shooter was one of the best exclusive Playstation 3 title, and now comes on PC. The game is an action full of colors and nice music themes, with stunning visuals and a very good artistic direction. It's like a SNES game, if you are a retrogamer, and with this you will have hours of pure fun. Give it a try, it's worth it for sure.
A solid titleCavalieroscuro | Oct. 24, 2013 | Review of How to Survive
How to Survive is basically a survival action game, with an isometric view. If you played Project Zomboid, there are some common elements among the two titles. You can craft weapons, playing with a friend or solo. The graphic is also nice, and the soundtrack is accurate, the atmosphere is great.
There are four main locations, for about 15 hours of fun. The price is competitive, so give it a try, it might be worth it.
A nice pixel art point and clickCavalieroscuro | Oct. 22, 2013 | Review of Finding Teddy
This point and click adventure is very funny and well designed. The gameplay is pretty much the same thing you've seen during years of point and click games, but the pixel art make this unique in several ways. One new thing is the possibility to complete several side-quests, you can play them or avoid'em at all.
There are no dialogues at all, but this is not bad, because the game is puzzle-oriented.
Nice RTSCavalieroscuro | Oct. 22, 2013 | Review of Space Rangers HD: A War Apart
Space Rangers HD is a solid game. This remastered version offers new story branches for an already long games, adding several features like HD graphic and new soundtrack themes. There are new mission, new planets, new weapons...basically it's an enhanced version of the original games, here you will find all the things you loved from it, plus new entries. A good choice for an RTS.
One GOTY, tons of contentCavalieroscuro | Oct. 22, 2013 | Review of Borderlands 2: Game of the Year Edition
Borderlands 2 is one of the best multiplayer game you can find today. The original Borderlands suffered several problems, like the locations (they seems all the same), but the game was fun as hell. Borderlands 2 improves all the weak point of its prequel, enhancing it with several new features and characters, like Tiny Tina. This version comes with all the major DLC released, for an infinite gaming experience. You will play this for hours if you find other players joining your adventure. One of the best Gearbox titles.
A nice multiplayer upgrade for MagickaCavalieroscuro | Oct. 22, 2013 | Review of Magicka: Wizard Wars Founder Wizard Pack
Magicka is one of the best title from Paradox, with a simple but entertaining story, nice balance and tons of content. Multiplayer was also an important part of the experience, and Wizard Wars enhance this. You can fight against four other players in a team based match, and the cooperative spellcasting is a wonderful thing. There is also the friendly fire enabled, so you must choose (and use) your spells wisely.
If you loved Magicka, give this a try, you will never regret.
A nice "collector" editionCavalieroscuro | Oct. 22, 2013 | Review of Goodbye Deponia Premium Edition
Deponia series is one of the best adventure games from Daedalic. It reminds Monkey Island in several ways, still is a unique game, with "adult" content and jokes. The graphic contains a lot of details, there are one or two songs very good (usually, when you finish a chapter), the puzzles are interesting. This Premium Edition comes with a digital book, the full soundtrack and other goodies, so if you liked the other games, this is a must.
Good game, but...Cavalieroscuro | Oct. 21, 2013 | Review of Dark Matter
Dark Matter it's a good side-scrolling game. Graphic side is cured, sound is good and gameplay is funny. There's a nice atmosphere and for a survival horror it's a primary matter, but the game is a bit short. There are only 14 levels to beat and...well, there's not an ending. The game was mean to be composed by two episodes, then developers cut out the second one releasing this, and they changed the "continue" screen of the first episode adding a textual ending. So if you are interested in this game, be aware of this.
Another good title from TelltaleCavalieroscuro | Oct. 15, 2013 | Review of The Wolf Among Us
The first episode of The Wolf Among Us is very good. I will not spoil the story, of course (because this game is ALL about story), but this is based on the famous Vertigo comic Fables, so if you know it, you know what atmosphere you can find here. The gameplay is pretty much the same of "The Walking Dead", now you can do several choices in different times and this will affcet the story. The graphic is wonderful: it seem's something like a cartoon,mixed with a comic book. If you loved Telltale titles, take this one too.
A nice conclusion for the sagaCavalieroscuro | Oct. 10, 2013 | Review of Goodbye Deponia
Deponia was one of the funniest point and click adventure of the last year. Animation of characters is not that great, yes, but the artistic direction, the soundtrack and the plot iself are very good. Puzzle solving isn't a problem, it is very easy and you can show hotspot on the screen. This is the last chapter of the franchise, and I will not spoil anything on it: if you loved other games, just grab this too.
A good strategicCavalieroscuro | Sept. 30, 2013 | Review of Theatre of War 3: Korea
Theatre of War 3: Korea is the new chapter of the Theatre of War franchise, adding a new campaign based on Korea war facts. The interesting thing of this chapter is that campaign will modify randomly during your play, so each campagin will not be the same. The what if generator is interesting too, so the solo replay valuse of this chapter is very high. Graphic is good enough, so the soundtrack.
A good DLCCavalieroscuro | Sept. 30, 2013 | Review of Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Blacklist: Homeland Pack
This DLC adds several weapons to your arsenal, including an upgrade for your suit. There are two co-operative maps (you can play'em both on single-player or multiplayer), several skins and things like that. If you already completed the main campaign and you want more, try this, it will add at least one hour of additional gameplay.
A stand-alone add-onCavalieroscuro | Sept. 27, 2013 | Review of Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams – Rise of the Owlverlord
This is simply a new add-on for Giana Sisters, one of the best platformer released recenlty. There are seven new levels with two new sound tracks, the gameplay is pretty much the same, but the price is very low. If you liked the base game, is a must-buy. If you haven't played the "first" title yet, start with this cheapest one.
Another good point and click from DaedalicCavalieroscuro | Sept. 27, 2013 | Review of Memoria
As the title said, Memoria is a nice point and click adventure.The graphic and artistic direction is very good and nice to see, and the plot is also interesting, based on the RPG The Dark Eye. If you loved that, just take this one too.
A dolis single player experienceCavalieroscuro | Sept. 14, 2013 | Review of Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons
This game is only about three hours long, but its story is unique and interesting. Graphic and sound are ok, creating such a nice atmosphere for the title. You will need a pad to fully enjoy the game, but give it a try.
An interesting gameCavalieroscuro | Sept. 14, 2013 | Review of Huntsman: The Orphanage
If you like creepypasta, then this is the game you should try. The gameplay is maybe rusty, but the artistic direction works, and the story is interesting enough to let you play the game until the end. Give it a try if you can.
A magic gameCavalieroscuro | Aug. 29, 2013 | Review of Castle of Illusion
Castle of Illusion is simply one of the best HD remake you can find at the moment. It's better then Duck Tales Remaster, because the art direction has hugely improved the title. The gameplay is pretty linear, but exploring all the levels is a magical experience. If you loved the original Genesis game, buy it. If you never played the original Genesis game, buy it now.
Great titleCavalieroscuro | Aug. 28, 2013 | Review of Castlevania: Lords of Shadow Ultimate Edition
This game is amazing. Yes, maybe isn't a "true" Castlevania (the game left behind itself the Metroidvania structure to adopt a God of War gameplay style), but it's a very funny game. The soundtrack is one of the best you can find, the graphic is also good (thanks, Kojima) and the game is pretty long, never boring. Plus, the PC version contains the two DLCs for free (and they are about 18€ on console) with a very low base price. Grab it now, and you will never regret.
A good Mass Effect clonesCavalieroscuro | Aug. 28, 2013 | Review of The Bureau: XCOM Declassified
The Bureau: XCOM Declassified is an action game, with several RPG elements on it. If you have played Mass Effect 2, well, is pretty similar to it. Same dialogues reel, same strategic and action options...but the game is good. It's a nice clone, with a good plot, several weapons and upgrade (you can level your main character to 10, all the other NPC to level 5). The graphic is good and the game run smoothly even on not so new PCs. Give it a try.
NiceCavalieroscuro | Aug. 28, 2013 | Review of Beatbuddy: Tale of the Guardians
Beatbuddy: Tale of the Guardians is a very nice, little platformer game. The hand painted graphic is an added value, but the gameplay is simple and addicting. The game is not too long, but it's good if you have some spare time to kill.
Another good Saint's Row gameCavalieroscuro | Aug. 18, 2013 | Review of Saints Row IV
Just like the third chapter of the franchise, Saints Row 4 is a very good and funny game. A lot of different things to do, co-op features to enjoy the game with a friend, a crazy plot full of references and non-sense stuff, SR4 is a must. Graphic is basically the same of the third game, with several improvments. If you like the other titles, just buy this one too.
A good platformerCavalieroscuro | Aug. 8, 2013 | Review of Cloudberry Kingdom
Cloudberry Kingdom is a colourful and nice platformer. The story is nice and will make you lough, the gameplay is good because it sets the difficulty basing it on your skills. Give it a try if you like this genre.
A nice DLCCavalieroscuro | July 30, 2013 | Review of Hearts of Iron III: Axis Minor Vehicle Pack
If you like Hearts of Iron 3 and you want new customization options, just try this DLC. It adds 28 new skins for existent vehicles, so you will have more options to create your own experience.
A good DLCCavalieroscuro | July 30, 2013 | Review of BioShock Infinite: Clash in the Clouds
This DLC is similar to the first DLC released only in PS3 for the original Bioshock, a serie of challenges you must complete with specific equipments and vigors. It adds around three full hours of new and funny gameplay, if you want more of Infinite, take this one.
A solid point and click adventureCavalieroscuro | July 25, 2013 | Review of Face Noir
About twelve hours long, Face Noir is one of the best point and click adventure you can find at the moment. The story is very good, with an interesting plot twist just at the end, the gameplay is linear but good, with logical puzzles and nice dialogue lines. The inventory has been improved, now you can choose both the 3D inventory or a "classic" one. Give it a try, it could be a suprise.
A good strategy gameCavalieroscuro | July 25, 2013 | Review of Hearts of Iron III
If you enjoy strategy games, Hearts of Iron III is one of the best you can find at the moment. Tons of contents, a solid economic and combat system, flexible AI and nice customization options make this a solid and enjoyable game. Give it a try if you like the genre.
A good, little DLCCavalieroscuro | July 5, 2013 | Review of Sword of the Stars: The Pit - MindGames
This DLC adds two new playable characters, ten new floors of challenge and new powers. It will extend the gameplay time of a few hours, but the fun is really high. Graphic is the same of the base game, so no improvments, only a "more of the same" for those who love the vanilla experience.
One of the best fighting game on PCCavalieroscuro | July 5, 2013 | Review of Mortal Kombat Komplete Edition
The Complete Edition of Mortal Kombat is a great deal. The game is good, with a long campaign, a lot of addictional single-player modes and a good online matchmaking. There are a lot of additional characters, as Freddy Krueger from Nightmare. If you are searching for a good fighting game after Street Fighter 4, here's come the new challenger.
Nice DLC, but wait for a dealCavalieroscuro | July 4, 2013 | Review of The Walking Dead: 400 Days
This DLC is basically an interactive teaser for Walking Dead Season 2. It introduces all the new character, for an hour long easy adventure. There are no puzzles and only a few quick time events. It's interesting if you loved the first season and want a bit more, otherwise skip it.
A good point and click adventureCavalieroscuro | July 2, 2013 | Review of Atlantis: The Lost Tales
Even if now is very old, Atlantis is a fashinating adventure. You control Seth, and you must discover the truth behind Atlantis in a long adventure. The puzzles and dialogues are very good, the graphic sadly is old but manage to do its work. Give it a try and you will never regret.
A good strategy gameCavalieroscuro | July 2, 2013 | Review of Company of Heroes 2: Digital Collector's Edition
Company of Heroes 2 is a really good strategy game. You will lead the Red Army against Nazi, in a pretty long campaign. Thanks to online mode (both competitive and co-operative), Company of Heroes 2 grants hours of gameplay. The graphic is very good thanks to Essence Engine 3.0, the soundtrack is nothing special sadly.
A good sequelCavalieroscuro | July 2, 2013 | Review of Jack Keane 2: The Fire Within
Jack Keane 2 is the sequel of the original game, settled seven years after the first adventure. Again, you will take control of Jack and Amanda, in a long journey....into your mind too! The puzzles are logical and the game is long, but the real improvment is on graphic side, that is really good for a point and click game. If you loved the first title, give this a try too.
A good Lovecraft adventureCavalieroscuro | July 1, 2013 | Review of Necronomicon
Necronomicon is a very good adventure, full of suspence and tension. The graphics are, of course, outdated, but the game is very good, with logical puzzles and a very interesting story. If you loved Prisoner of Ice, Shadow of the Comet or other point and click adventures based on Lovecraft novels, give it a try.
A good DLCCavalieroscuro | June 24, 2013 | Review of Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion - Forbidden Worlds
Forbidden Worlds brings four new planet types to colonize for Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion, with fifteen new research subjects and five new steam achievements. If you want add some new gameplay value to Sins of Solar Empire, give it a try, the price is low and it can be a good addiction for the base game.
A good DLCCavalieroscuro | June 24, 2013 | Review of Painkiller: Hell & Damnation - Heavens Above
This DLC brings five new single-player maps for Painkiller Hell & Damnation. There are some new weapons and power-ups too, bundled with some new achievements. If you enjoyed Painkiller, you must buy this expansion, maybe waiting for a better deal, since you can beat it in under a hour.
A good strategic titleCavalieroscuro | June 24, 2013 | Review of Galactic Civilizations I: Ultimate Edition
Galactic Civilizations I: Ultimate Edition is an interesing strategic title, where you must guide humanity into the universe "domination". The game campaign is pretty long, with a nice variety of things to do. The interesting thing is that, having a Stardock account, you can share your stats with other player. There is a great replay value in the title, thanks to the campaign and scenario editors. Graphic is not the top, but it makes its work.
Destroy!Cavalieroscuro | June 24, 2013 | Review of POSTAL 2 Complete
Postal 2 hasn't really a plot. You are the Postal guy, and you have several task to complete. And...you can complete them as you want! The very funny thing of the title is that you can, basically, make all you want, bringing chaos into the little city where the game is located. There are a lot of strange weapons (one "involves" a cat too), and the game is very funny even if the graphic isn't the top. Give it a try if you can.
Great experienceCavalieroscuro | June 24, 2013 | Review of Oddplanet
If you loved Limbo, Oddplanet is a must. The gameplay is pretty much the same (so the artistic style is), with the difference that the little girl that you control will share her feelings with the player. The music side is pretty good, with a nice soundtrack and atmospheric sounds. The price is very low, so give it a try.
The first Postal...Cavalieroscuro | June 24, 2013 | Review of POSTAL
is a great title. You must simply make all the negatives things you want into twenty-one levels, with an isometric view. The game is funny now as it was some years ago, maybe the controls aren't the best thing you can find on PC, but you will learn soon how to move your character around. At this low price, it's a great deal!
A good racing titlesCavalieroscuro | June 24, 2013 | Review of Moto GP 2013
Moto GP 2013 is simply the best bike simulator you can find at the moment on PC. Graphic is very good and the simulation part pretty accurate, with tons of setting and mode to race on. You can play on local coop or multiplayer, and the game has an infinite replay value to increase your score.
Good HD portingCavalieroscuro | June 24, 2013 | Review of Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara
If you like side-scrolling beat'em up, this title is a must. It contains two games, Dungeons & Dragons: Tower of Doom and Dungeons & Dragons: Shadow over Mystara, with online support and upgraded graphic. By the way, the title has several problems finding online matches, but hopefully will get a patch soon.
Nice and fast action platformerCavalieroscuro | June 20, 2013 | Review of The Escapist
The Escapist is a good platformer, full of colors, power-ups...and it is deadly! You will die a lot, but the game never will be frustrating. If you are searching for a good title, waiting for a Super Meat Boy sequel, try this.
A nice puzzle gameCavalieroscuro | June 18, 2013 | Review of CreaVures
Controlling five different creatures, CreaVures is a good puzzle-platformer. The game is very easy, the graphic full of colors and beautiful location, the soundtrack nothing special. If you are looking for a game to play in your spare time, give it a try.
A good platformerCavalieroscuro | June 18, 2013 | Review of Grimind
With some creepy and scaring stuff, Grimind is a very good game, with a nice graphic, a good narration and six hours long campaign. There are puzzles, but they are not too difficult. If you are searching for a challenge, give it a try.
A Myst-like puzzle gameCavalieroscuro | June 18, 2013 | Review of Kairo
If you loved Myst, Kairo will give you a similar experience even with different type of puzzles. Exploring the land is an astonishing experience, and the game is very good, with nice graphics and soundtrack. The price is very low, so give it a try and you will never regret it.
A good strategy gameCavalieroscuro | June 18, 2013 | Review of Warhammer 40000: Dawn of War II: Retribution
Warhammer 40000: Dawn of War II: Retribution is a good strategy game, branded with the Warhammer franchise. The story is nice, the graphics good, and it has a campaign with all six races.
An interesting stealth/puzzleCavalieroscuro | June 13, 2013 | Review of Stealth Bastard Deluxe
Stealth Bastard Deluxe is an amazing, little stealth games, full of puzzle of course. The game stars to be hard as soon as you press enter, and complete it will be a real challenge. If you loved Mark of the Ninja, give this a try too.
A good Lego gamesCavalieroscuro | June 8, 2013 | Review of LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4
Just like Lego The Lord of the Ring, Lego Harry Potter is a nice and addicting game, even for "adults". The setting this time is Hogwarts and the Harry Potter world, during the first four years of school. As usually, a lot of things and secrets to discover, using magic this time. The soundtrack is the one from the movies, and is very good. Graphic is nice, full of colors and details, and beating the game at 100% will require so much time. Buy it if you want an easy but good and funny experience.
Good side-scrollerCavalieroscuro | June 4, 2013 | Review of Zack Zero
With a very nice-looking graphic, Zack Zero is a good action-platformer side-scroller game. There is a good variety of locations, a lot of upgrade, an entertaining story...it's not a masterpiece, but a good game. Give it a try, it might worth its price.
Fast and funny gameCavalieroscuro | June 3, 2013 | Review of Hell Yeah Complete Pack
This game is a fast platformer, full of color and non-sense. Sadly, it's all the same, so it will get repetitive soon. It is about six or eight hours long, but maybe you will quit it before then. DLC aren't nothing special, some skins and VR mission. It could be a good deal, but don't expect too much from this game.
Decent but not goodCavalieroscuro | June 1, 2013 | Review of Bad Bots
Bad Bots is a good platformer shooter. There is a nice variety of weapons, challenging bosses, a challenge horde mode....the game has a good amount of content, but it's a bit repetitive. The fact is, you can't find many games like this for PC, so it could be worth its price. Simply, don't expect a killer application, only a decent and entertaining title.
Decent sequelCavalieroscuro | June 1, 2013 | Review of Sniper Ghost Warrior 2
Sniper Ghost Warrior 2 is a far superior sequel of the first chapter. The graphis is really improved thanks to Cry Engine 2, but the plot is still...useless, the gameplay boring and repetitive. It's not a bad game, by the way, but it could be more good then this. If you want a really good sniper game, check Sniper Elite v.2 or its stand-alone zombie expansion, but if you liked the first chapter, you will enjoy this sequel too.
A more of the sameCavalieroscuro | June 1, 2013 | Review of GRID 2
Grid 2 is a good arcade racing game, but it's "only" a more of the same of the first chapter. If you loved it, you will find here all the things you liked, but with more cars, tracks etc. It's a solid game and one of the best arcade racing on PC, so if you want give it a try, it will be worth its price.
Another good DLCCavalieroscuro | June 1, 2013 | Review of Crusader Kings II: The Old Gods
The Old Gods adds a ton fo contents to Crusader Kings 2. It is basically a more of the same from paradox, but if you loved the "vanilla" experience, this expansion is worth the ride and the price.
A great strategic gameCavalieroscuro | June 1, 2013 | Review of Wargame: Airland Battle
Wargame AirLand Battle is a solid strategic game, where you must control the entire military resources to win the war. So you will not only use planes, but also infantry, tanks and a lot of units. The campaign is very good, around ten hours long, and there is also the multiplayer mode where you must compete with other 19 players. The graphic is very good and full of details.
A good, first episodeCavalieroscuro | June 1, 2013 | Review of Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller Episode 1: The Hangman
During this first episode, the longest until now (around six hours), Erica will face the killer of her brother Scott, with a new serial killer that hang his victims. The graphic is very good, with a nice use of cell shading and hand-made screens, the gameplay is solid, you must investigate using your powers to discover the truth. Soundtrack is amazing, expecially the main theme.
A great point and click adventureCavalieroscuro | June 1, 2013 | Review of Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller - Episode 3: The Oracle
Cognition is a great, little game. You play as the detective Erica Reed, searching for a murder after he killed his brother. During each episode (they are auto-conclusive), you will face a murder, solving a case, but each case is connected into the main plot. During this third chapter, Erica will face Oracle, the obscure person that "helped" her by sending several SMS during other episodes. The gameplay is solid: you must both investigate on "normal" way and using Erica psy abilities to solve the mystery. This episode is about 2-3 hours long, but it is a very good experience.
A strange but nice titleCavalieroscuro | June 1, 2013 | Review of 99 Spirits Cap
In this title you play as Hanabusa, a young spirit-huntress that must find and destroy 99 evil spirits. The spirits are "included" into common objects, and this is hilarious, but the gameplay is solid and not too much complex. Basically when you fight a spirit you can catch it, and it will have several unique skills. Battle are based on two command, attack and defend, but those skills will help you a lot. The game is not too long and maybe is repetitive, but it can be a surprise for those who are searching for something new and strange at the same time.
Horrible gameCavalieroscuro | May 28, 2013 | Review of Sunny Hillride
In this game you simply must travel among several levels, making no stunts to avoid to loose your suitcases etc. Yes, there are different locations, but the game is always the same, simply go ahead, go ahead and so on. Avoid it if you want to play a funny game, or at least one that doesn't require to simply push a button to proceed.
A nice and colorful gameCavalieroscuro | May 28, 2013 | Review of Rush Bros.
This game is basically a funny, little racing game. You will travel among those colorful leveles, with this pushing soundtrack. You can even compete with a friend or race against your ghost to increase your score. A tiny, little game you will love for sure.
One of the best stealth game you can findCavalieroscuro | May 28, 2013 | Review of Deus Ex: Human Revolution
Yes, a lot of people describes Human Revolution as a RPG, but really it is a stealth game, basically because you can finish the whole title without upgrading yoursel (or, at least, using only a bunch of augmentations). The plot is nothing you haven't already seen or read, but it is solid and push yourself to finish the game. The graphic is pretty good and easy to run on low-spec PCs, and the game is about 30 hours long. It has tons of replay value, because you can do several choices or play different ways. so is a must.
A good DLCCavalieroscuro | May 27, 2013 | Review of Crusader Kings II: The Republic
This DLC provides several new features, just like news classes, a new family and so on. It gives the game a breeze of frash air, so if you have just completed CK2 and want more, buy this, expecially now that's on deal, and you will extend your play of several hours.
A nice add-onCavalieroscuro | May 27, 2013 | Review of Crusader Kings II: Norse Portraits
If you want some customization on Crusader Kings 2, just buy this little DLC. It adds a lot of portraits for different countries, so it gives the game a little bit of variety. The price is low, so think about it.
A masterpieceCavalieroscuro | May 27, 2013 | Review of Another World: 20th Anniversary Edition
Another World is an astonishing game. When you first see it, you think it's just a cutscene, then you will realize that you can move your character. The game is pretty short, is about this scientist that find himself trapped into this new world, where he will meet a friend and together free the population of the planet. You can only run, jump, fire with your gun and make some shield, but this is one of the best platformer you can find even today on PC. The Anniversay Edition adds steam achievements and a new difficulty level (also the pad support), so if you never tried this game, now it's the time.
A very good chapterCavalieroscuro | May 25, 2013 | Review of Hitman: Blood Money
Blood Money is always a great game, with some addictions for the "casual" gamers, just like some new difficulty levels, infinite saves, a free roaming system where you must wander for the map and "study" your target and the best way to kill i. It's, again, pretty much the same game, with a brand new story and some new features. If you loved other Hitman games, you should buy this one too.
The best chapter of the seriesCavalieroscuro | May 25, 2013 | Review of Hitman 2: Silent Assassin
Hitman 2 is pretty much the same, good stealth game of Codename 47, with nice additions to gameplay. Now there is one checkpoint in the middle of the level (so if you fail or die, you must not replay the whole mission), there is a score system that push you to beat yourself, you can now switch between first and third person. This game, again, is a must, every Stealth game players should at least give it a try.
One of the best stealth gamesCavalieroscuro | May 25, 2013 | Review of Hitman: Codename 47
Hitman Codename 47 is simply one of the best stealth games ever made. In each level you must kills one or several target, but you have some different ways to do it. Changing disguise is one of this option, but there are a LOT of possibilities, just like poisoning the food, make a car exploding etc. If you loved Thief, just play this and you will never regret.
The last good Resident Evil titleCavalieroscuro | May 24, 2013 | Review of Resident Evil: Revelations
It's strange that the best Resident Evil game is a not-numbered one, originally released for Nintedo DS. Revelation on PC is a massive action game, with tons of content, a good story (well, for the Resident Evil standard, of course) and a good survival experience, just like the one contained into one Resident Evil 5 DLC, Lost in Nightmare. Graphic has been improved, and now there is a new enemis to fight, the Wall Blister. If you are searching for a good survival horror, let's give this game a try, it might be worth it.
A good frenetic action gameCavalieroscuro | May 24, 2013 | Review of Thunder Wolves
Destroy all the enemies thanks to your helicopeter, tonds of weapons and power-ups! All this game is about destruction, you can choose from nine vehicles, each with own skills and weapons, the campaign is not too long but it provides a lot of fun.
A good shootersCavalieroscuro | May 24, 2013 | Review of Raiden Legacy
If you are a NES gamer, you should buy this pack of shooters. Neverending action and fun, tons of enemies and power-ups...but you can count only on your skill. For hardcore and nostalgic gamers, a must.
More of the sameCavalieroscuro | May 24, 2013 | Review of Sanctum 2
Sanctum 2 is pretty much the same tower defense game of Sanctum 1, with addictional characters, and finally a story (narrated by comic book pages). That's all. Yes, the coop is very funny with three other friends, but you could just play Sanctum 1 without spending on this sequel (well, not really a "sequel", but a huge expansion). Otherwise, if you never played Sanctum, buy this one, because it provides a better experience.
A good but overpriced DLCCavalieroscuro | May 24, 2013 | Review of Borderlands 2: Psycho Pack DLC
Yes, story dlc are nice, and an addictional character is a good thing...not if it comes as a 10€ DLC. Considering that you can grab the full game for this price when it is on deal, paying too much only for a character could be a mistake, even if you like Borderlands 2 a lot. Maybe wait for a discount, it could be the better choice.
A good experienceCavalieroscuro | May 24, 2013 | Review of Reus
Reus is a nice title, with a good graphic, an interesting gameplay...pretty well done. But actually ist has several bugs (sometimes it won't start even), let's wait for a fix or two.
A good sequelCavalieroscuro | May 24, 2013 | Review of Metro: Last Light
Metro Last Light is a very good sequel, providing a better experience then the first game. Campaign on Normal is much more enjoyable now, even with the extremely linear level design provided. The graphic side is pretty good too, with an easy-to-run engine, even on medium Pcs. The soundtrack (and souns) are one of the best thing on this title, building the perfect atmosphere for it. Sadly, there is a "bad" thing: Ranger difficulty comes as an additional DLC contained in the special edition, this is a big mistake because Metro must be played on that difficulty. Otherwhise, Last Light is a very good sequel.
Boring gameCavalieroscuro | May 21, 2013 | Review of The First Templar
The First Templar is a hack and slash game, but a very poor one. Outdated graphic, boring gameplay with a few useless upgrades, bad characters. The story otherwise is interesting, but the gameplay is too oring to complete the experience. If you like action games, search for other titles, because this one will not give you satistafction at all.
Great story, but too poor gameplayCavalieroscuro | May 21, 2013 | Review of The Walking Dead
Walking Dead is a great visual novel, that is sure. Telltale made an entertaining game based on Kirkman's comic book instead of TV series, and this is very good. The game has its own characters and tells its own story, that is well-narrated. Clementine is one of the best character you can find here, but the game isn't good basically because....it isn't a game. It's a visual novel, you can roam on the screen, interacting with a few items, completing quick time events when there are...and that's all. Is not a point and lick adventure, because there are no puzzles at all. Even the decision you can take have a very little effort on the final experience. But the story is good enough if you want to give it a try.
One of the best Worms titleCavalieroscuro | May 21, 2013 | Review of Worms Armageddon
Armageddon includes all the positive things around Worms franchise,: strategy, weapons and fun. The single-player experience is pretty good, with over forty missions, and when you will complete it, challenge against friends on multiplayer. Hours and hours of fun, for one of the best Worms experiences.
A good strategic gameCavalieroscuro | May 21, 2013 | Review of Silent Storm Gold Edition Cap
ettled during World War 2, Silent Storm Gold Edition is a good game. Yes, maybe the graphic is outdated, but the gameplay is pretty solid, with two main campaigns (Axis and Allies), and 24 missions. You can complete a goal in different ways, so the title has a great replay value. It includes also the Sentinels add-on.
A nice title, but that's allCavalieroscuro | May 21, 2013 | Review of Ocean City Racing
Ocean City Racing has various modes, in which you can simply driving by the city or compete with other AI enemies in a racing. There are a lot of vehicles and this is good, the graphic is nice thanks to the Unreal Engine, but the game will bore you woon. It isn't strictly a racing game, because the "core" is around the free roaming experience, so simply search for a better experience then this, like Burnout Paradise for example.
Bland and repetitiveCavalieroscuro | May 21, 2013 | Review of Ambulance Simulator
Driving an ambulance could be fun, if the ideas is supported from a good story and a valid gameplay. Sadly, we can't find those two elements here: the game is pretty boring as the "story" is. the scenario is pretty much the same for the whole experience, and the graphic is terrible, it seems from a game of PSX era. Avoid this game if you like your money.
A great collectionCavalieroscuro | May 21, 2013 | Review of Worms: Collection
Every single Worms game is a great game (well, excluding Golf spin-off and games like that, of course). It grants hours of strategic combat and fun, with a cartoonish graphic and a nice soundtrack. This collection includes all the Worms chapters and respective DLC, so if you want to try this franchise, make it now with this deal, you will never regret.
Only a nice titleCavalieroscuro | May 21, 2013 | Review of Tales of Monkey Island
Monkey Island is a great franchise. After the first two chapters, that were little masterpieces, there were only "good" games. Unluckly, Tales of Monkey Island is one of them. This episodic game tells about the story of Guybrush after Monkey Island 4, and it has tons of hilarious moments. The puzzles are pretty easy so far, but you will have a great time with this game. But it's not a great title, and you will like it only if you already know the characters and thei background.
Funny gameCavalieroscuro | May 17, 2013 | Review of Poker Night at the Inventory
This game is simply a Poker game. There is anything much to say about it. The only funny thing, is that you can choose several characters from both Valve and TellTale games: you can play as Max or the Team Fortress 2 soldier (there are Penny Arcade characters too), but that's all. If you are searching for a poker game, a cheapest one, this game could be a good choice, otherwise search for another title.
One of the best TellTale title everCavalieroscuro | May 17, 2013 | Review of Wallace and Gromits: Grand Adventures
Wallace and Gromit is one of the first episodic adventure that TellTale made: based on the animated series, this title is pretty interesting, with a good story, nice puzzles and a fantastic graphic, pretty much the same of the animated series. The game is about ten hours long, but you will never get bored while playing, and you will have a lot of fun, even if you never watched a single episode of the show. If you must choose only one TellTale title, this one is the best.
For fans onlyCavalieroscuro | May 17, 2013 | Review of Jurassic Park: The Game
This game is not a good one. First, it hasn't a gameplay, all you need to do is pushing or mashing buttons when promped on screen. Is not the same experiecen of Heavy Rain, a game with a similar gameplay, because the story of this sequel is so poor that don't provides any emotions to the player. You can choose something from time to time, but no matter what, the gameplay is pretty much the same, always and always. Graphic is simply terrible: this style was good for Back to the Future, but it isn't for a Jurassic Park games...you can't make laugh a player during death scenes! This game is only "decent" for those who loved the movie and want more: for all other players, just skip this experiment, because is the worst TellTale games so far.
A great gamesCavalieroscuro | May 6, 2013 | Review of The Binding of Isaac
This game is simply the best dungeon crawler you can find at the moment for PC. Thanks to randomized dungeons and findings, every single game is different. You start as "nakes" Isaac, with no power- up at all. But defeating bosses and opening gold chests grant you new abilities, like more life or increaed damage. There are a LOT of collectibles and power-ups, but there are also power-down. You can play this game for months and never get tired of it.
A must play bundleCavalieroscuro | April 30, 2013 | Review of Bully & Manhunt Pack
Bully is one of the best free roaming title you can find on PC. Your journey during the school time is pure fun, the plot is entertaining and the gameplay solid. If you find GTA boring, Bully is a nice, alternative experience. Manhunt is a "hardcore" game, when you must perform murders hoping to survive the Director, in a snuff show that is simply your worst nightmare. These two games on one pack, Steam redeemable. A must!
A good action RPGCavalieroscuro | April 30, 2013 | Review of Mars: War Logs
Mars: War Logs is a very good title. Using a third-person brawler formula during the fight, where you must dodge if you want to survive, the plot is pretty solid, thanks to many choices you can do during the story. There is a reputation system, a non-linear quests system that grants you a second ride on the game and modify the story, just like in The Witcher 2, so if you did one action, you can't perform another. There is a bit of backtracking, but not too much, so the game never turns to be boring. Mars: War Logs finally is a pretty solid single-player experience, if you like sci-fi RPG, this game is one of the best you can find at the moment.
A hard but good gameCavalieroscuro | April 30, 2013 | Review of RHEM 4
Just like the first three chapter, Rhem 4 is very hard to complete, even with a guide. The game is huge, the puzzles are hard, all is about exploring the location, taking note of all you can. But the game is so satisfying, expecially if you like Myst games. And...is very long. I spent 80 hours on it, and I can't completed it yet.
A good sequelCavalieroscuro | April 30, 2013 | Review of Tomb Raider II
This sequel was so good compared to the first title. Graphis is better then the original, there are a lot of new weapon, and you can shoot even underwater. The game is HUGE, it required me two weeks to complete it without a guide. The plot is nothing special, but it is entertaining at the same time.
A good but hard gameCavalieroscuro | April 30, 2013 | Review of Tomb Raider III
This one is probably the most difficult Tomb Raider title. It is all so dark, there are too many death traps, finding the road is very hard because you can choose several patterns...but the game is good. To complete it by yourself it will require so much time, and I used a solution to pass some section, but the game is solid and funny, you can choose your level around the world after you complete the first one, there are a lot of weapons and the gameplay is pretty much the same from TR2.
The worst TR title...Cavalieroscuro | April 30, 2013 | Review of Tomb Raider VI: The Angel of Darkness
...just because Core can't complete it well. In fact, in this game there are new mechanics (like the "rpg" system when you must perform an action before perform another, ie to open a door you must strenght-up Lara), but there are also some problems too. The lag input, the non-sense story (it never explain properly why Lara is still alive), a lot of bugs. This game could be much better then this, but it is only a mediocre title.
A good TRCavalieroscuro | April 30, 2013 | Review of Tomb Raider V: Chronicles
This game is probably the shortest Tom Raider title. It was developed when core was developing Angel of Darkness too, and it is the last "classic" title. It's more like a data disk then a real game, but it still very good. Into the game there are several stories settled after Tomb Raider Revelation, so you will use a young Lara Croft (when she was a teen), a Lara before the events of Tomb Raider 1, a "steatth" Lara etc. Each chapter is very short, and the game can be completed in six hours or so, but it is very good to play, expecially in some levels where new mechanics have been added.
A solid gameCavalieroscuro | April 27, 2013 | Review of Mafia II Complete Pack
This pack basically includes Mafia 2 with all DLC. The first Mafia was a great and innovative game, sadly Mafia 2 isn't, but it is still a very good experience, with a good story, funny to play, very good graphic. Even the DLC are worth a ride, expecially Joe's Adventure. If you never played the game, this is the right moment.
A good packCavalieroscuro | April 27, 2013 | Review of Kane and Lynch Pack
Kane & Lynch are two nice game. Well, the first one is better then the second chapter, it has a nice and good story, good gameplay and all. The second one is very short, the story is nothing special and also there is this "mockumentary" filter I personally didn't like at all. But the price is low, and this pack is worth the price, at least only for the first title.
A more of the sameCavalieroscuro | April 27, 2013 | Review of Dead Island Riptide
Riptide is not a real sequel for Dead Island. It's like more an expansion pack, in fact it's exactly the same game, with the same gameplay, with a new story settled after the events of the prequel. Of course there are some new addictions, like new enemies and "horde moments" when you must defend yourself or a NPC from the zombies, but it's always the same stuff. If you loved the first title, you will have fun with this one too, otherwise if you find the Dead Island gameplay boring, Riptide will not be an exception.
A more of the sameCavalieroscuro | April 22, 2013 | Review of Dead Island Riptide PrePurchase
Riptide is not a brand new game, but instead an expansion for Dead Island. The gameplay is the same, the only new things are, of course, the plot (that follow the main game), a new character, new vehicles and skills to develop. You can import your old characters to mantein upgrades and skills,the funny thing of the game is play online with your friend. The game is pretty solid, granting about 20-30 hours of gameplay, doing the main plot and additional side-quests. Finally, if you liked the first game, you should buy this.
A good old-style beat'em upCavalieroscuro | April 22, 2013 | Review of Sacred Citadel
The Sacred franchise, sadly, is gone down. The first Sacred with the Underworld expansion was a great and deep game, otherwise Sacred 2 was not a good title. This Sacred Citadel is the new chapter of the franchise, and is a cooperative beat'em up. The graphic style is pretty good and full of colors, and you can play with other three friends, smashing and destroying all! It's a very fun game, even if you don't know anything about Sacred, just play Citadel to have a really good experience.
One of the best GTA after Vice CityCavalieroscuro | April 20, 2013 | Review of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
This GTA is one of the best after Vice City. As usually, there are a lot of things you can do without following the main plot (that is interesting, but you know, anyone play GTA for the "story"), including body building! There are both cities and rural zone, you can use also a bike to roam around! If you've never tried this saga, start here to see if you like it!
A great, little gemCavalieroscuro | April 3, 2013 | Review of Anodyne
I bought Anodyne before it was greenlighted on Humble Store, and this game is simply amazing. It has some bugs and the plot is...well, confusing, but the art direction, the stunning visuals, the soundtrack...it's a great game. Like gameplay, it reminds Legend of Zelda (but you have only one weapon, the broom, so there isn't magic, bow or boomerang), you will gain additional energy when you'll defeat a boss (or simply by exploring hidden dungeons) and during the second half of the game you will aquire the ability to jump. The game is pretty easy and short, but the interesting thing is the endgame: collecting all 49 hidden cards, additional items, exploring the debug world...yes, Anodyne is all about exploration. It's a little great game, so give it a try.
A good titleCavalieroscuro | March 7, 2013 | Review of Sniper Elite: Nazi Zombie Army -
Did you love Sniper Elite? Then you should buy this, because is pretty much the same game...only with zombies. Call of Duty opened a new way, and Rebellion learned the lesson: a four player cooperative campaign in which you must kill tons of zombies. Pure fun. And the good news is that this is a stand-alone expansion, so you can play it without the base game. The price is competetive for the content offered, so give it a try!
A nice game for childrenCavalieroscuro | March 6, 2013 | Review of My Landscape
My Landscape is an easy and colorful game. The gameplay is pretty simple, so an "adult" has basically no interest in it, but children can find it much interesting, expecially childre of five or six years old, so they can learn new words and solve easy puzzles. If you have a son, give it a try.
Great puzzle gameCavalieroscuro | March 6, 2013 | Review of The Bridge
If you loved Braid or Echochrome, then you should buy the Bridge. In this puzzle games there are a lot of hard challenges, that will require all your skills to be beaten. But yes, there are a tons of good puzzle platformer on the market at the moment, but The Bridge has one astonishing feature, its graphic side. It's like an Escher picture mixed with a black and white comic book. When you will complete the game, it will unlock another version of it with new puzzles and challenges. One of the best indie game of this year (at least, for now).
A great CollectionCavalieroscuro | March 6, 2013 | Review of The Basement Collection
So, the Basement Collection is a pack of preaviously free flash games created by Edmund McMillen, one of the developers of Super Meat Boy. And the original Meat Boy prototype is still in this collection, so if you buy the pack you can bind it to your Steam account. Meat Boy is worth the whole package, with its insane difficulty, but there are also other good games, like Spewer and Time Fcuk, a very nice platformer. The real added value are the many additional content, like the soundtrack, sketches and also some games...but to unlock everything you must play the games already unlocked, beating high scores and gain achievements, The price is very low, so buy this little gem and you will play literally for days and days.
A great bundleCavalieroscuro | Feb. 20, 2013 | Review of Crysis Maximum Edition (NA)
Crysis and Crysis Warhead are two great games. Forget the boring campaign of Crysis 2, because the single-player part of Crysis is really brilliant. You can reach every goal in different ways, nanosuit powers are well-designed and useful (they are not overpowered like cloak in C2, for example), the story is very interesting and the main character...has a personality! Crysis Warhead is a very good standalone expansion, where you control Psycho in a more action-oriented game then the first one, with all new features and bosses. If you can buy only one game, buy this one, it's the "masterpiece" of Crytek.
The last good Tomb RaiderCavalieroscuro | Feb. 19, 2013 | Review of Tomb Raider IV: The Last Revelation
This is the last good Tomb Raider, with a nice story, a twisting ending and a very good gameplay. This chapter focus on the past of Lara Croft and her mentor, with a gameplay very similar to the first Tomb Raider. This is maybe one of the best TR title.
One of the best Tomb RaiderCavalieroscuro | Feb. 19, 2013 | Review of Tomb Raider I
The first Tomb Raider was a little masterpiece: various "tombs" to explore, finding ancient artifacts. Hard enemies and a nice plot make you want to play this game. Levels are huge and you can easily lost yourself into them, but this is still an interesting title, much better then the Crystal Dynamic games.
A good but very hard platformerCavalieroscuro | Feb. 15, 2013 | Review of Dustforce
I bought this when it was first released on Steam. The game is pretty good, basically you must jump and clean the road thanks to your broom, but the game in insanely hard. There isn't a native support for controller, so you must map it. If you liked Super Meat Boy, you will like this a lot.
Great gameCavalieroscuro | Feb. 11, 2013 | Review of Binary Domain Complete Pack
Binary Domain is essentially a third person shooter like Gears of War. The fact is, the game has a story, and it's an interesting one too. You can give orders to your teammate thanks to the headset, and it's very funny because you see a lot of different reaction. The game is never boring, there are a lot of different situations and also the graphic is very good. In my humble opinion, this Sega game is superior to all the Epic Games saga.
A good gameCavalieroscuro | Feb. 8, 2013 | Review of Dead Space 3
Dead Space 3, I say this now, is still a good game. Yes, they insert a cooperative mode (where the second player takes control of Carver), but the single player experience is near to a survival game, like Dead Space 1. If you play the campaign with a friend, the difficulty of the game will be hard, there will be more enemies, they will be strongest etc, and play the game with other people (thanks to the drop in-drop out system) is very funny. But the game has several problems too: it doesn't support 1080 resolution, loadings are too long, the plot is nothing special and, sadly, there are some boring parts. Visceral putted in a Hardcore mode, that is pretty interesting: one life, and you must restart the game from beginning if you die (you can use save point, by the way). So, finally, this Dead Space 3 is not a ugly game, but a good one with some trouble you can live on. If you loved other DS games, you will love this one too.
Insanely funny!Cavalieroscuro | Feb. 1, 2013 | Review of Air Buccaneers
You loved Pirates of the Caribbean? Then you should try Air Buccaneers. You must conquer enemies airship, boarding them then defeating all the players on it. There are only four classes, but you can customize your build thanks to perks. The graphic is very good and the netcode is solid, so if you want to be a pirate...this is your chance!
A nice strategic gameCavalieroscuro | Jan. 31, 2013 | Review of iBomber Defence
iBomber Defence is a strategic game mixed with tower defense elements. There are twenty-two levels (some for Axis, some for Allied) for three difficulty; there aren't many units, but the existing ones works well and the game require a good strategy to be beaten. The price is very low, so give it a try.
The best Daedalic gameCavalieroscuro | Jan. 27, 2013 | Review of The Whispered World
The Whispered World is the best point and click adventure Daedalic done. The story is deep and interesting, the graphic is good and colorful, and in the ending there is a unexpected surprise. Puzzles are all logic-base, so you don't need a solution to complete it. One of the best deal at the moment on Greenman Gaming.
A good jrpgCavalieroscuro | Jan. 27, 2013 | Review of Laxius Force
Except for Shining Force and fanmade games, there aren't many good jrpgs on PC. Laxius Force is one of them, so prepare yourself for hours of fighting, exploration and, sometimes, grinding to beat some bosses. The story isn't nothing special but is good enough to proceed through the game.
A very nice unique gameCavalieroscuro | Jan. 26, 2013 | Review of Cherry Tree High Comedy Club
This game is both a simulator and a point and click game. Your task is to recruit some members to ake a comedy, and to due this you must travel around the town, doing several quest gaining skill to recruit that particular NPC. The gameplay is hard to describe, but is unique for sure. Simply try it (maybe when it is on deal), and you may love it a lot!
A good shoot'em upCavalieroscuro | Jan. 26, 2013 | Review of ETHER VAPOR Remaster
The japanese-style shoot'em up are back! And this one is one of the best: A lot of levels and bosses, dynamic battles, a tons of light on screen at the same time, if you love the genre you should buy it for sure. There's no online mode, but you can replay every level to beat your score.
A nice platformCavalieroscuro | Jan. 26, 2013 | Review of Eryi's Action
I bought this title when it was included in Build a Greenlight bundle, and it was a really surprise. Good graphic (it reminds me a lot Super Mario World for Super Nintendo), good gameplay (and the autosave feature is really important, so you can try your way without the problem of loose a life) and a nice soundtrack. It isn't very long, but I had a lot of fun when I played it.
A great DLC for a great gameCavalieroscuro | Jan. 25, 2013 | Review of Painkiller: Hell & Damnation - Medieval Horror DLC
Painkiller Hell & Damnation is one of the last "arena first person shooter". The base game is so good that this DLC is simply a must: survival mode is hard as hell, but is also funny as only a few gameplay modes are today. This DLC is a nice add to the base game, including new boss, enemies and weapons. Even if I don't love the multiplayer of Painkiller (it is good, anyway), here you can find three maps, basically a remake of old Painkiller maps.
A nice shoot'em upCavalieroscuro | Jan. 25, 2013 | Review of eXceed - Gun Bullet Children
Exceed is a very good shoot'em up, japanese style. It's not a long game, but his unique style (using anime-like character) can make the happiness of fan. The very interesting thing about Exceed is the dynamic difficulty setting: the more you are able to proceed trough the game, the more the game change the difficulty adapting it to your skill. This, and tha fact that three characters ara available with their unique campaign, can grant hours of gameplay if you like the genre.
Not so goodCavalieroscuro | Jan. 23, 2013 | Review of Space Siege
Space Siege is an action role-playing game developed by Chris Taylor and Gas Powered Game, and is the space "counter-part" of the acclaimed franchise Dungeon Siege. Space Siege takes place in the future, where Earth has been destroyed by the Kerak, an aliens race. But aliens aren't the only enemies, and you will fight worst during your adventure. There are, in fact, three possible endings for the games, but the problems is the gameplay and the game design of each levels. Gameplay is simply boring: you will do the same things again and again from the beginning to the end. The graphic and the soundtrack aren't good enough, resulting this game only a clone of Dungeon Siege, sadly a not-well realized clone. Buy it only if you are a Gas Powered fan, because looking here and there you can find better game then this.
A great bundle for all Sega fansCavalieroscuro | Jan. 23, 2013 | Review of SEGA Retro Steam Bundle
This bundle is simply a must-have for retrogamers. For only 19 euro you will have access to ALL the Sega classic games (except Sonic ones) released on PC, and their HD version as for Night and Jet Set Radio. Buying this will mean don't buy anything more fore a few months, because there are hundred of solid and valid games, from Golden Axe to Ristar. Nights into Dream only is worth the whole package, a game as Sega never released another good as this one. All the games comes with a Steam key to redeem, and you can even use the 20% coupon on it.
A good title, but not a masterpieceCavalieroscuro | Jan. 23, 2013 | Review of The Cave
First of all, the ones of you were expecting another masterpiece as Monkey Island was (in fact both Ron Gilbert and Tim Schaefer are involved into The Cave development) will be disappointed. The Cave, first of all, is not strictly a point & click adventure, but it's a puzzle-solving adventure game (if you ever played Trine, well, the gameplay is pretty much the same): you will gain control of seven unique character, each with his unique puzzle area and background. Sadly, these characters are not well developed, because there are no dialogue at all (only The Cave speaks sometimes) between characters. You can, of course, play the game alone or in a cooperative mode with two other players (each will take control of one character), so there are a lot of possibility to explore nearby locations and solving puzzles, because choosing different character will gain access to different locations. The game, at least, is worth his price. The game is funny and solid (there are framerate issues at the moment, but they will fix them later with a patch for syre) and it's worth every single cent of his price, but this isn't a milestone as the fans expected.
A good simulatorCavalieroscuro | Jan. 23, 2013 | Review of Euro Truck Simulator 2
Euro Track is a very good simulator. Each vehicles is full of details and the graphic is very good to see. There is a "campaign" mode where you must do some deliveries, and you can admire the rich enviroment the developers made. Yes, because all the road and location are modeled upon existing cities nations, like Italy. And the travels are also in "real " time. For the genre's lovers.
Another great Sega titleCavalieroscuro | Jan. 23, 2013 | Review of Space Channel 5: Part 2
Space Channel is a music game, one of the first title to be precise. You must essentially push the button following the thythms...and it isn't easy at all. Playing this game require a lot of patience because is hard, just like the first Parappa the Rapper, but when you master the game, it gives you a lot of satisfaction. The plot is full of non-sense and is wonderful, a psychedelic voyage in Sega's mind. One of the best Dreamcast title.
The whole Sonic experienceCavalieroscuro | Jan. 22, 2013 | Review of Sonic the Hedgehog Bundle Steam-
This bundle is simply a must. For only 25€, the price of the deal, you will own EVERY single Sonic games, improved for modern PC with compatibility and achievements (for some titles). If you are a platformer fan or simply you've never played any of the Sonic games, this offer is a must. Some titles are great, some only good, a few decent, but the whole experience is amazing.
A very good improvementCavalieroscuro | Jan. 22, 2013 | Review of Sonic the Hedgehog 4 : Episode II
If you didn't like Episode 1, well, Episode 2 is completely a brand new game. The graphic side has been revisited and now is very good, there's a cooperative mode that's funny to play, the game now is FAST, and this is fantastic, a tryly Sonic sequel. And if you have the first game on the same platform you buy the second episode, you can use Metal Sonic from Sonic CD.
A "false" 3D remakeCavalieroscuro | Jan. 22, 2013 | Review of Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode I
This game basically is a "false" 3D remake of the first Sonic. Same bosses, same level, same gameplay...well, the gameplay is not really the same, because this Sonic is very "slow" compared to the other franchise title. The graphic is really nothing special, there are also "puzzle" section that are not well realized (the torchs one, for example). But, at least, it isn't a horrible sequel. Is good to be played without expecting much from it.
One of the best SonicCavalieroscuro | Jan. 22, 2013 | Review of Sonic CD
Sonic CD is one of the best Sonic you can play on PC. First, the CD version comes with a full motion video (two, to be precise, one opening and one ending) well realized. The gameplay is pretty much the same of the oldest title, but the game is very easy...until the race with Metal Sonic! This part is very hard, but after a few tries you will beat it. The game, sadly, is very short, maybe the shortest Sonic game at all, only two hours are required to beat it. But since the price is very low, this is really a deal you can't miss!
A nice SonicCavalieroscuro | Jan. 22, 2013 | Review of Sonic Adventure™ 2
Even if it isn't good as the first one, Sonic Adventures 2 DX is a good Sonic game. You can still use different characters, there is a new feature to raise your own pet (but...is not good, is not what fans want from a Sonic game), there are competitive modes to take a pause from the singleplayer game...yes, there are some mistakes and the porting is not one of the best Sega did recently, but this is still a good and honest game.
Sonic 3, one of the best Sonic gamesCavalieroscuro | Jan. 22, 2013 | Review of Sonic 3 and Knuckles
In his third adventure, Sonic will find a new friend, Knuckles. The gameplay is almost the same of the old games, there is only a (little) improvement on graphic side, but this is one of the best Sonic games. You will find all the things you loved, so basically is a "more of the same". But if all the sequel maintain this quality...make more and more!
A sequel better then the originalCavalieroscuro | Jan. 22, 2013 | Review of Sonic the Hedgehog 2
Sonic 2 takes all the good things from the first title, and replace the "boring" ones with new feature. For example, now to collect chaos emeralds you must collect fifty rings on one level, so you will enter the bonus stage that has a "false" 3D perspective. Here you must collect several rings and pass througt several checkpoints on a required time: if you success, you will obtain a chaos emerald. Collect all and you will unlock Super Sonic. You can play as Tails if you want, but using it on bonus stage is more difficult then using Sonic.
A nice puzzle gameCavalieroscuro | Jan. 22, 2013 | Review of Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine
As for Super Mario (with the game Doctor Mario), this is a puzzle game dedicated to Sonic universe. The concept and gameplay are pretty simple, you must clean-up every screen from the bobbles. If you like Tetris, this is pretty much the same style.
One of the best 3d platformerCavalieroscuro | Jan. 22, 2013 | Review of Sonic Adventure DX
When Nintendo take out his Super Mario 64, there weren't many 3D platformers on console. Sonic Adventure DX is pretty much one of the best opponent for that title. A brand new Sonic game completely in 3D, manteining both old feature (like the ring grabbing) and new ones, with giant bosses to fight on the way. The interesting thing is that in this game there are six characters, each with his own campaign, so the game will require a lot of time to be completed, but you will never get bored. The price of this GMG deal is very low, for one of the best game of all time.
A great classicCavalieroscuro | Jan. 22, 2013 | Review of Sonic the Hedgehog
The first Sonic the Hedgehog was the Sega response to the best selling Nintendo Platform, Super Mario Brothers. In this game all is about speed: you must collect several rings to gain one life, and you must always have at least one ring with you to avoid to lose a life if you take one hit from enemies. Boss battle are great and hard, and you can also collect the chaos emeralds in bonus stage to see an alternate ending...and much more. This is one of the best platformer, even today, for PC and console players.
One of the best tennis simulationCavalieroscuro | Jan. 21, 2013 | Review of Virtua Tennis 4
Virtua Tennis 4 is one of the most brilliant tennis simulations. The new feature of this release is a sorta of role-playing game campaign, where you can make decision making your own campaign. When you will be bothered from the single-player, you can always try the multiplayer, a very good one. Also this games comes with XBox 360 pad support, so enjoy it is very easy now.
A good TPSCavalieroscuro | Jan. 19, 2013 | Review of Lost Planet 2
Lost Planet 2 is a new chapter in this franchise, and is also a very good third person shooter. It has a "drop in, drop out" feature where you can play both single or cooperative mode anytime. The graphic is really good, expecially for giant bosses you will encounter during the main campaign. The only bad thing about the game is the single-player, very boring, so play with a friend or two and you will enjoy the title for sure, even if you haven't played the first Lost Planet.
Basically an expansionCavalieroscuro | Jan. 19, 2013 | Review of Dead Rising 2: Off the Record
Off the Record is basically an expansion set for Dead Rising 2, where you can use Frank West, the Dead Rising 1 main character (on XBox 360 you can use it too in an exclusive stand-alone DLC, Case West). The game is pretty much the same, the only new feature is a sandbox mode where you can continue to play when you finished the campaign mode. If you loved Dead Rising 2, this is a good way to take your time waiting for Dead Rising 3.
One of the best zombie titleCavalieroscuro | Jan. 19, 2013 | Review of Dead Rising 2
Dead Rising 2 is the sequel of the acclaimed Dear Rising (a Xbox 360 exclusive), and is basically a sandbox game where your goal is to survive and recover zombrex. As for the first titles, zombies are not the worst enemies you will encounter, there are also human beings that are much dangerous than the undeads. The new feature of this chapter is the workbench, where you must create or combine existing weapons into new deadly ones. You can also play with a friend into a cooperative mode, a new way to play the game. If you haven't tried this saga, make it now with this low price, is worth every cent of it.
Another useless DLCCavalieroscuro | Jan. 18, 2013 | Review of Darksiders II: Mortis DLC
As for the other non-story DLC, this one is completely useless. It adds a new weapon, that's all. If you love to view this new piece of equipment on Death, buy it, but otherwise you can skip it and conserve your money.
A nice DLCCavalieroscuro | Jan. 18, 2013 | Review of Darksiders II: Abyssal Forge DLC
Maybe this is one of the best DLC for Darksiders 2, included into the season pass of the game. Your must essentially beat a dungeon, solving several puzzles along the way. Doing this will require about one hour and thirty, and maybe you will get bored before complete it, because there aren't new thing to do. By the way, this is for sure one of the best DLC for the game.
A good gameCavalieroscuro | Jan. 17, 2013 | Review of International Snooker
This snooker simulator is really good. You can choose among different modes, on both single and multiplayer. There are a lot of tournaments, a practice mode to learn the basic and all you can ask for a simulator like this.
Great gameCavalieroscuro | Jan. 17, 2013 | Review of Kairo DNS
Kairo is not a game, it is an experience. Just like Dear Esther and Fez, is all about exploring this phantom land, with a sense of wonder and mistery. There are some puzzles, yes, and this make the game similar to Myst in one way, but Kairo is one of the best experience you can do on PC gaming.
A very good DLCCavalieroscuro | Jan. 17, 2013 | Review of Iron Front: Liberation 1944 - D-Day DLC
This expansion of Iron Front adds a brand new campaign in which you can revive the 1944 D-Day. A lot of new weapons, vehicles and the Allies faction, can grant hours of additional play, both in single and multiplayer. Probably one of the best DLC for this game.
A very nice gameCavalieroscuro | Jan. 16, 2013 | Review of Tiny & Big: Grandpa's Leftovers Soundtrack Edition
Tiny and Big is essentially a platformer, where you must travel among six level to recover your leftovers. To help you in your quest, you have a cutter that can modify locations nearby to reach places otherwhise you can't. The game is very interesting, but it is very short also. One hour and thirty is the time you will take to fully complete it (without finding the secrets, by the way), and there is no replayabiliy.
Another tpsCavalieroscuro | Jan. 16, 2013 | Review of Alien Shooter
This third person shooter is not really a good one. It has not a real plot, gameplay is boring like hell and it can be completed in three hours at least. There are many other games much better then this, like Alien Swarm from Valve, so avoid it because, even if it is cheap, it isn't worth it for sure.
A good DLCCavalieroscuro | Jan. 16, 2013 | Review of The Sims 3: Monte Vista
This DLC adds several things to the core game. You can now cook many foods (even pizza!), there are new items to customize your character and so sn. If you already bought any of the existing expansion set for The Sims 3, this one is pretty much the same. Even if it isn't strictly necessary, buy it if you are a Sims fan and you can't live without new contents.
One of the best DLC at the momentCavalieroscuro | Jan. 15, 2013 | Review of Borderlands 2: Sir Hammerlock's Big Game Hunt
I really loved Borderland 2, and developers continue to support it adding these expansion. This is, basically, a brand new little campaign based on hunt. There are new locations and vehicles, new enemies and so on. It is about 5 additional hours of gameplay, so if you like the base game, it is worth it for sure, even at full price.
A very good add-onCavalieroscuro | Jan. 15, 2013 | Review of Airline Tycoon 2: Honey Airlines DLC DNS
This DLC adds a new little campaign (two mission only) with the hilarious character of Mario Zucchero, an italian guy, and a new airline, the Honey Airlines. The DLC is very short, around two hours, but it adds several features to base game.
A good rpgCavalieroscuro | Jan. 15, 2013 | Review of Krater - Collector's Edition
Krater is a very good rpg. It isn't much difficult, but later in the game will prove your skills for sure. The plot is good indeed, with a good use of dark humor. The dungeon are randomized, so you can play the game again and again, even with your friends on cooperative mode. For this price, Krater is a must-buy for sure.
A good platform adventureCavalieroscuro | Jan. 14, 2013 | Review of Alice: Madness Returns
This game is not American Mc Gee's Alice, so it isn't a masterpiece. But it still a very good game. The plot explain what happened to Alice after the first game, involving her parents murderer. There are a lots of location, some wonderful, some not great. Basically the game is good, but it has one thing I disliked: it require too time to compelte it. You will do the same thing over and over, and you will got bored soon. But, except for that, it is a very good game, expecially if you play in on Nightmare difficulty.
A good sequelCavalieroscuro | Jan. 14, 2013 | Review of Chaos on Deponia
This is simply the second chapter od the Deponia trilogy. Graphic, sound and gameplay are pretty much the same, so if you enjoyed the first title, well, you must buy this. Puzzles are easy enough but the game is still interesting thanks to its humor. It required me about seven hours to fully complete it, but I never got bored during this.
Mediocre FPSCavalieroscuro | Jan. 14, 2013 | Review of Homefront
The unique interesting thing of this game is the plot (but the ending is simply horrible): all the other things are taken from Call of Duty series, and the game suffers of many bugs. You can complete this in about three or four hours without a problem, you will not touch multiplayer because it has nothing new. Buy this for two euro and it will be a good purchase, but not waste your money on it because simply it doesn't worth it.
A good survival horrorCavalieroscuro | Jan. 14, 2013 | Review of Dead Space
I'm not a fan of space location, but Dead Space is for sure a great survival horror, at least on highest difficulties. There are situation that can kill you if you not react first, and enemies are hard to kill because you must dismember them. There are a lots of weapon, but you will use plasma cutter for the majority of the time. The plot is really good, partially ruined by the sequel's one.
A good action game, but not a survival horrorCavalieroscuro | Jan. 14, 2013 | Review of Dead Space 2
Dead Space 2 is for sure a good action game: a lot of weapons, various enemies, a nice story, but the main problem is that is not a survival horror game. In fact, you are overpowered, and you will solve every situation easily. To insert into the game a challenge, developer introduced the Zealot difficulty, but it's not really special and you can live without play it. A good sequel, but the franchise is changed and it's not a good thing.
One of the best fps of this genCavalieroscuro | Jan. 14, 2013 | Review of Bulletstorm
When I first tried this game, I was thinking "Meh, another fps from Epic." Then I played it, and I discovered one of the best and funniest fps of this generation. First of all, the plot game is nothing special (it was written by Rick Remender), but it will make you several laughs thanks to his borderline character.It's like a Quentin Tarantino game, and this is good. Second, People Can Fly are under this, and this is good too, because Painkiller was one of the best old school arena fps. Basically the goal of this game is killing enemies using different ways. You can shoot them, you can kick them, you can throw them into the air using your lace or eliminate them using location's elements nearby. In fact, you must kill them with skill, as one of the main feature say. Graphic and character design is very similar to Gears of War series, but it's ok. If you wanna play a good game (but not too difficult, it is easy even on hardest difficulty setting), play Bulletstorm.
A very good gameCavalieroscuro | Jan. 14, 2013 | Review of King's Bounty: Warriors of the North - Valhalla Edition
The last title of King's Bounty franchise introduces a new character, Olaf son of the Northling King that must fight the undead infesting the Northern Lands of Endoria. On the game there are also new untis, like the Vikings, but the title is very similar to the other chapters of the saga. Unfortunately there are a lots of bugs: the developers fixed some with a patch, but the work to do is long. The Valhalla Edition includes the valhalla armor set, a digital book and other stuff. For this price if you love this saga you must buy this chapter because is worth it, if you don't loved the other titles...well, leave this on the shelf.
One of the best "old school" actionCavalieroscuro | Jan. 12, 2013 | Review of Devil May Cry 4 dns
The "next gen" Devil May Cry is pretty much the same game from Playstation 2 era. Level design and type of action (basically an "action" Resident Evil, in which you must explore various location, finding artifact or power-ups, then backtracking to open a door and proceed in your quest, only fighting a lot of enemies using your blade, your guns or, in this case, your arm) are the same, there's only an improvment on graphic side. The new main character, Nero, is good enough (but it's too similar to Dan'te in Devil May Cry 3), but the new demon burst is too powerful and may disbalance the game. If you liked the other chapter of this saga, you will enjoy this game too, but if you disliked them, it will be not this game that will change your idea.
Horrible sequelCavalieroscuro | Jan. 9, 2013 | Review of Crysis 2: Maximum Edition (EU)
This sequel is simply horrible! The plot is hilarious and full of non-sense, you are too strong and can complete the game simply by making yourself invisible and run, the AI is stupid. The multiplayer is interesting, but the whole game is a mess.
Not so goodCavalieroscuro | Jan. 9, 2013 | Review of BioShock® 2 DNS
Bioshock 2 is nothing then "a more of the same". Same gameplay (they add only the Big Sister and some new enemies like the Brute) but without the amazing plot of the first game. Yes, you are a Big Daddy, but you are too weak! There's multplayer also, but it's horrible to play. Let's take a look to Minerva's Den, the "story" expansion of the game, that is better then the full game.
Nor really a shooter...Cavalieroscuro | Jan. 9, 2013 | Review of BioShock DNS
but a very good adventure! Bioshock 1 was one of the first impressive game of this gen, thanks to his story and gameplay. You can fight with your own weapons (that you can modify) or your powers (and there are TONS of them), or simply mixing both. The game is very long, around twenty hours, but it never bore you.
A nice tower defense gameCavalieroscuro | Jan. 9, 2013 | Review of Sanctum
This is a very interesting tower defence game. You can set up your turrets, fighting horde of robots, but you can fight them too thanks to your own weapons. Is nothing special but is funny, especially in coop (on solo the game can be boring soon).
Good coop titleCavalieroscuro | Jan. 8, 2013 | Review of Lara Croft And The Guardian Of Light
Well, this title, with a "Diablo" camera style, is maybe the best Tomb Raider title of this era. Plot is nothing special, of course, but cooperative mode is very funny. You must fight and solve puzzles with the help of a friend, collecting treasures and red skull. Graphic is very good and the game is about ten hours long. Can be boring if played solo, warning.
The worst of "new" Tomb Raider gamesCavalieroscuro | Jan. 8, 2013 | Review of Tomb Raider: Underworld DNS
This is, for me, the worst of the new Tomb Raider games. There are TONS of bugs, Lara stuck in walls, visual camera is broken and you must do leap of faith too often, without see where you land, plot is terrible and you can't even recognize where to go, because all things look much the same. Also, in the PC version of the game the DLC (360 only) is missing. Avoid this Tomb Raider if you are a newbie, maybe try Anniversary, much better then this for sure.
Good gameCavalieroscuro | Jan. 8, 2013 | Review of Tomb Raider: Legend DNS
This is the first title by Crystal Dynamic, and is good. Yes, basically is "old-style" enough, but take off several annoying things of previous Tomb Raider games. Now Lara can moves well, not only "one block at time". Story isn't great, but it is still decent.
A good Tomb RaiderCavalieroscuro | Jan. 8, 2013 | Review of Tomb Raider: Anniversary DNS
This is, for sure, one of the best Tomb Raider games (since Crystal Dynamic take his hands on this series). It is, basically, a remake of the first Tomb Raider, with several location taken directly from that title, adding a brand new story that continues on Tomb Raider Underworld. If you never played this series, you can start here.
One of the best game I ever playedCavalieroscuro | Jan. 5, 2013 | Review of Assassin's Creed 2 Deluxe Edition
Assassin's Creed 2 is, maybe, the funniest game of this series. The plot is intriguing, gameplay is awesome and the locations too (Florence, Rome, Venice). In this version of the game there are also additional DLC, so buy this if you never played it!
A nice titleCavalieroscuro | Jan. 5, 2013 | Review of Edna & Harvey: The Breakout
This point and click is very good: hilarious but hard to solve at the same time. It is not too long, around four hours but hey, Monkey Island 2 can be beaten in three hours too, so it isn't a problem. The price maybe is too high, but if you buy it on deal is for sure worth it.
A good fpsCavalieroscuro | Jan. 5, 2013 | Review of Far Cry 3
The game is really similar to Far Cry 2, without the "boring" respawn thing. The plot, well, is nothing special, but for a sandbox it's not a great problem if it is funny to play. This is the case of Far Cry 3, if you focus only on single player part of the game.
A good DLCCavalieroscuro | Jan. 2, 2013 | Review of SpellForce 2 - Faith in Destiny Scenario 1: Flink's Secret Diary
The first of three scenarios for Spellforce 2, when you can play as one of the NPC, Flink MCWinter. The plot is settled before Faith in Destiny events, and is about three hours long. Basically, is a "more of the same", but the good is that the default price is very low. Buy it if you loved the base game, it is worth it.
Rome Total War CollectionCavalieroscuro | Dec. 28, 2012 | Review of Rome: Total War Collection
This pack includes Rome Total War and the expansion Alexander. The gameplay is pretty much the same of the other chapters of the series, but this one is settled in Rome, with brand new units and location. Maybe is the cheapest of Total War games at the moment, so if you want try this series, start here.
Medieval II Total War Complete PackCavalieroscuro | Dec. 28, 2012 | Review of Medieval II: Total War Collection
This pack includes Medieval II: Total War and his expansion Kingdoms. For sure, one of the best strategic games on market at the moment. A thousand of units on screen at the same time, good graphic and 3D battles make this one probably the best game of the franchise. And the price, with 66% off, is very low.
Total War Shogun 2 Complete PackCavalieroscuro | Dec. 28, 2012 | Review of Total War: Shogun 2 Collection
A pack that includes Total War Shogun and all his expansion. Granting hours and hours of gameplay, this pack is a must for strategic games lovers. If you never tried a similar game, buy this one, maybe you will descover a new genre you like. At 66% off, it is a real deal!
Best collection ever for strategic gamesCavalieroscuro | Dec. 28, 2012 | Review of Total War Master Collection
This collection is a must. If you love strategic games, you should really buy it. It has seven of the best, if not the best at all, strategic games on sale at the moment. Eah game has infinite gameplay thanks to the multiplayer, and the campaign grants hours of gameplay. Simply buy it if you love these type of games, it is worth it even at full price.
Saint's Row 3 at his bestCavalieroscuro | Dec. 28, 2012 | Review of Saints Row: The Third - The Full Package
Simply this is the Ultimate edition for the game. It doesn't include all DLC but a good part of the better ones. Each DLC adds new costumes or additional missions, some are very funny to see and play. If you must buy Saint's Row 3, this version is probably the better version on sale
Interesting bundleCavalieroscuro | Dec. 27, 2012 | Review of Dreamcast Collection
This Collection includes four of the greatest titles for Sega Dreamcast. Sonic Adventure was the first 3D Sonic title, and it's like a Super Mario 64, a very good platformer. Space Channel Five part 2 is a good music title, one of the first in his category. Crazy Taxi is a crazy arcade title, very fast and funny. Sega Bass is an arcade where you must...well, fish. This Collection is amazing but the porting is terrible. You can fix almost all bad things thanks to community fixes, but is annoying you must use a user fix to play it well.
The first Sokal game...Cavalieroscuro | Dec. 23, 2012 | Review of Amerzone: The Explorer's Legacy
...and it's a little masterpiece. It has a very interesting story and puzzles, the enviroment is really good but the game is short. It's a nice experience that you must try, maybe this is the best Sokal game so far.
Myst-like gamesCavalieroscuro | Dec. 23, 2012 | Review of RHEM Trilogy
If you loved Myst, then you will love Rhem The gameplay is puzzle-based and it's hard. It is very hard and it will require months to beat ONE game without a solution. The plot is very essential, all is about exploration and puzzle solving, so you must really like this genre to appreciate it.
A good adventureCavalieroscuro | Dec. 23, 2012 | Review of A New Beginning DNS
This game is a good adventure, maybe a bit slow at the beginning. The graphic is very good, but the version I played was very bugged (some items disappeared, the game crashes etc). I think this is the Final Cut of the game, with bugs fixed, so it's for sure worth it. The developers are the same of The Whispered World, the game has a very interesting plot and make you reflect on some thing.
A very good action gameCavalieroscuro | Dec. 21, 2012 | Review of Resident Evil 5
The only problem with Resident Evil 5 is....that isn't a survival horror, but an action game. On solo the game is nothing special, but play it with a friend is worth the price. The story, well, is nothing special, but on this chapter we finally see one storyline close itself. Graphic is really good and easy to run even on low spec computer, soundtrack is ok (the theme during the final escape is very good, for example), the game is about ten hours long and there is also a competitive mode.
Good!Cavalieroscuro | Dec. 21, 2012 | Review of Deponia DNS
The first episode of Deponia is very good. Rufus is a nice character, the cutscene cartoon-style are insanely good and the game is very funny. It is "only" six hours long, but for an episodic series itìs not bad. Puzzles are all logic-based and there are a tons of reference.
A must for adventure's loverCavalieroscuro | Dec. 21, 2012 | Review of The Book of Unwritten Tales: The Critter Chronicles - Deluxe
Well, this prequel is pretty much the same as Book of Unwritten tales, with the exception of a new difficulty level. This Collector Edition (it can be redeemed on Steam) includes a nice artwork, two making off and the soundtrack. So the extra are worth the price.
Not properly a point and click, but still awesomeCavalieroscuro | Dec. 21, 2012 | Review of To The Moon
This game is a masterpiece. There are no puzzles, essentially is a visual novel, but his story, his music...are unique. This is only the first episode of a series, but try it and you will never regret.
Nice collectionCavalieroscuro | Dec. 21, 2012 | Review of Doom 3 BFG Edition
This collection is for sure worth it. It contains Doom1,2 and 3 with all expansions. All games are compatible with a X360 controller, and Doom 3 has some improvement (like the light that can be activated without putting away your weapon)that makes it better. For this price, just try this piece of history.
Neverending platformerCavalieroscuro | Dec. 21, 2012 | Review of Super Meat Boy
Super Meat boys is, simply, the best platformer at the moment. No power ups or upgrades, only run jump. It is insanely hard but not impossible, essentially you must learn to play and, when you will do it, every single level completed will give you statisfaction. And now, with Super Meat World, there are infinite levels you can play created by users. A must.
Old-style DMCCavalieroscuro | Dec. 21, 2012 | Review of Devil May Cry 4 dns
Devil May Cry 4 nothing is then an enhanced version of Devil May Cry 3. The graphic is much better, of course, but the gameplay is exactly the same from the PlayStation 2 age. Some easy puzzle, tons of enemies and a boss, a little backtracking and so on. The only new feature of this chapter is that you will gain control of Nero (you can play as Dante as well during the second half of the game) and you can fights your way thanks to the devil trigger. Except all that, it is a "more of the same" : if you loved the other Devil May Cry you should buy this for sure, but if you hate them this game will not change your idea.
The best fighting game of this generationCavalieroscuro | Dec. 21, 2012 | Review of Super Street Fighter 4: Arcade Edition
Super Street Fighter 4: Arcade Edition is, for sure, the best fighting game of this generation. It includes all the characters from Street Fighter 4 and Super Street Fighter 4, plus new fighters like Yun, Yang, Oni and Evil Ryu. The game requires both Steam and Games for Windows Live to run, and you MUST have a pad to properly play it (the X30 one is the best option here). Well, there's nothing to say, just if you love fighting game buy this one because for sure is the best you can have at the moment.
Good gameCavalieroscuro | Dec. 21, 2012 | Review of Party of Sin
This game is a sort of Trine. You can use and switch between different characters (or Sin), each with its own powers. to solve puzzles and advance on the level. Since swap thing can be boring, you can play with a friend on coop and make your life easier. The graphic is pretty good but doesn't reach the magnificent of Trine 2 one, and the soundtrack is nothing special, but the game really worth the price. It's not too long (canonical ten hours), but it is a very funny experience.
A legendary gameCavalieroscuro | Dec. 17, 2012 | Review of NiGHTS into Dreams HD
Maybe the best Saturn game coming finally to PC. It's both a racing game and a platformer but...it's not only that. Describe it is very difficult, but this game is a little tiny masterpiece. The PC version comes with the original Saturn version, the X-Mas level and much more. If you wanna try one the killer application for Sega Saturn, then buy this now. It's worth every single cent of its price.
Another good collectionCavalieroscuro | Dec. 17, 2012 | Review of SEGA Megadrive Collection - Series 4
This collection includes the two Street of Rages, two of the best scrolling beat'em up I ever played. If you have a friend, this game is good today as it was twenty years ago. Plus there are other good games like Shining in the Darkness, the two Shining Force (very good jrpg). Another nostalgia collection that must be on every retrogame fan!
A good strategic gameCavalieroscuro | Dec. 17, 2012 | Review of Swords and Soldiers
This strategic game is fast and funny to play. There are three campaigns to beat, and it will require you about 8 hours. Then, there is skirmish mode and multiplayer mode that will chain you forever! Graphic is 2D and very stylish. Basically, if you love strategic game you will be enslaved by Sword & Soldier.
Basically, a season passCavalieroscuro | Dec. 17, 2012 | Review of Assassin's Creed III: Season Pass
If you loved the base Assassin's Creed III, this pass will adds come new content, like Tyranny of King Washington for single player and some multiplayer stuff. The price, well, is high, but you can use your 25% voucher to take it or wait for a discount. Buying the singles DLC will require much more money, so this pass is "cheapest", but buy it only if you REALLY loved ACIII (or its multiplayer segment).
Very good gameCavalieroscuro | Dec. 17, 2012 | Review of Dead Rising 2
Dead Rising 2 is one of the most funniest zombies game I ever played. Basically it's a "more of the same" of the first Dead Rising, so you will complete a lot of time based mission, rescue mission etc. The new improvement is the possibility to modify your weapon at benchwork, creating a deadly arsenal. The plot is nothing new or special, and the developers cut-out some annoying things from the prequel (surviving in this one is a LOT easier then Dead Rising 1). The graphic is very good, but sometimes when there will are too many zombies on the screen the framerate drops down. If you love zombie games, Dead Rising 2 is one of the best.
One of the best platform at the momentCavalieroscuro | Dec. 12, 2012 | Review of Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams
The young Giana must retrieve her sister from the evil, fat dragon. Well, this is the whole story of Giana Sister: Twisted Dreams, a sequel/remake of the original The Great Giana Sisters for Commodore 64. The game is a platform: your goal is to find the exit from every level collecting gems and a series of collectibles, using Giana powers (she can turns herself in a ball, or a dark version most powerful). Plus every level has two faces: the normal one and the silent one. At the end of every level you will gain some stars, that are used to open the boss room. These stars will be achieved due to your highscore, deaths and gems acquired...and if you will not gain enough stars, the boss room will be locked. The game is not simple at all: death is behind the corner and some passages may be frustrating, but the game is very good. Graphic is wonderful (it remembers Trine 2 in some ways) but the soundtrack is nothing special. If you want a solid platform, Giana Sister is one of the best at the moment. Plus if you buy it now you can enjoy the free christmas update that developers are releasing these day.
Good DLCCavalieroscuro | Dec. 11, 2012 | Review of Port Royale 3: New Adventures
This DLC adds five scenarios, including The Ascension of Christi and The Big Party. If you loved the base game, this DLC adds some new mechanics very funny to experiment. There is also an Iron Man Mode and a new ranking system to compare yourself in a world ladder. Nothing very new, by the way, but you can gains also five new achievements.
Funny and niceCavalieroscuro | Dec. 11, 2012 | Review of Sugar Cube: Bittersweet Factory
Finally a good old-style platform! This game is so nice and full of colors that it's a pleasure to play. The game is not difficult at all with the exception of some later levels (so is not a Super Meat Boy clone) and can be played from all ages people. It's very long and it require me about 8 hours to fully complete it.Plus, there are two endings. If you are searching a good platform and youìve already finished Cave Story +, try this: for four euro, it is worth it even without a discount!
Very good because 75% off!Cavalieroscuro | Dec. 10, 2012 | Review of EVE Online - 30 Day Starter Pack
If you liked the free trial, why don't you try the full game? At the lowest price of 4 euro instead of 16, you can discover one of the most brilliant MMO from many years. The developer want to connect it to Dust 514 for Ps3, so maybe you wanna try it and discover why this game is so populated. The starter pack give you also some bonuses like the InterBus Catalyst and a skill book. Just try it...because for this price is worth it for sure!
Buy this...because it's free!Cavalieroscuro | Dec. 10, 2012 | Review of EVE Online - 14 Day Free Trial
Eve online is one of the best MMO at the moment. Describe it is useless because...you can try it for 14 days from yourself thanks to Greenman Gaming. This trail, in fact, is free so..grab it until you can!
Best "bundle" for Sega fanCavalieroscuro | Dec. 10, 2012 | Review of SEGA Megadrive Collection - Series 1
If you want replay some old titles (or you want discover them for the first time), SEGA Megadrive Collection - Series 1 is one of the best bundle on the site. It contains the original Ecco the Dolphin, that alone is worth the full package. Plus there are three other great games: Golden Axe, awesome with a friend, Altered Beast (it's short but it is still fantastic) and Comix Zone, hard but funny with your rat pet. The other titles are also very good, like Space Harrier II (it was alson included in the first Shenmue). If you love retrogaming, buy this first collection, and then...buy the others!
One of the best collection everCavalieroscuro | Dec. 10, 2012 | Review of SEGA Megadrive Collection - Series 2
Finally here on GMG the second Sega Megadrive Collection! I played ages ago Ecco and Alex Kidd, and they were awesome. Plus in this collection there is Ristar, one of the best platformer ever made. And the best is for sure the price: only 7.50€ for the whole package, and it comes with a Steam code to redeem! If you wanna do some retrogaming, all begins here!
Amazing with 3 friendCavalieroscuro | Dec. 10, 2012 | Review of Dead Island: Game of the Year (v1)
This game on solo is simply boring. Too many quests, a decent story...but nothing more. It's playing the game with three other friends that change the whole experience. Slashing zombies is very fun and each characters have specific abilities or bonus. Escape from Banoi using mace,katana or fire weapons, and if you can't find nothing which you like, you can always create your custom weapons. The game hasn't a difficulty level, and completing all the side-quests with a friend require me thirty hours. Buy it now because the price is very low, and join a multiplayer game to have fun!
Good R-Type style shooterCavalieroscuro | Dec. 10, 2012 | Review of Super Chain Crusher Horizon
If you like the R-Type series, Super Chain Crusher Horizon is a must. You must fights your way over thousand enemies, making a huge, colossal kill chain, that will create BIGGER explosions. To help you on your quest, take a friend with you and blast the galaxy away. The game can run at the highest resolution of 3200x800, creating a visual stun effect. If you like the genre, this is one of the best shooter at the moment. Every single cent of his price it's worth it!
A good DLCCavalieroscuro | Dec. 10, 2012 | Review of Battlefield 3: Aftermath
This new DLC includes four new maps and a new game mode (it's like Conquest, but you begin the match with a gun and you must obtain other weapons on the battleground). For sure, the best map is Epicentre, where you must fight over earthquakes that modify the ground creating new passages and covers. Markaz Monolith is nothing special, because the level design of the map is very linear. Talah Market is simply a Call of Duty-based map, when to obtain kills you must run, and run, and run again (no camper here, sorry). Azadi Palace is very good also: there are many routes you can navigate thanks to Barsuk and Rhino, the two new vehicles of the DLC. There is also a new weapon, the crossbow, that is very funny to use. By the way, buy this DLC because it adds several interesting things.
Nothing new but interestingCavalieroscuro | Dec. 10, 2012 | Review of Dishonored: Dunwall City Trials
This DLC basically adds nothing to Dishonored story, because is only a collecton of several trials. If you played Mirror's Edge, you can figure it out what you will find here. I can't really appreciate this type of DLC, but there are a lots of gamers that like challenges to prove their skills. In this way, this DLC is very good, so buy it only if you are interested for the experience.
A very good adventure game!Cavalieroscuro | Dec. 10, 2012 | Review of Secret Files Tunguska
The first Secret Files was a very good point and click adventure. First of all, the plot is very interesting, based on the 1908 explosion of Tunguska, of course. The, graphic is very good: locations are very detailed, with some nice atmospheric effects. You will travel around the world, using two characters (Nina and Max) and solving logical puzzles. To help you on your quest, you can show the hotspot using your spacebar. This version of the game includes the patch released from Animation Arts with the "extended" ending. If you've never played a Secret Files, here's well all begin!
A common FPSCavalieroscuro | Dec. 10, 2012 | Review of Manhunter
This game is nothing special. It has a campaign of 14 levels, but you will be soon bored by this. There are no innovations or special things that raise this game from the mediocrity. The plot is the same "war" thing we saw in many other game, and the graphic is too "old" to see (it's like Counter-Strike Source). By the way, if you have no fps to play at the moment, you can take it, maybe using a 25% discount code, because the price is not to high.
Flawless victoryCavalieroscuro | Dec. 10, 2012 | Review of Mortal Kombat: Arcade Kollection
Three legendary fighting games in one package. Mortal Kombat is a classic, the first "enemy" of Street Fighter, and those games are, even today, very funny and hard to complete. The graphic is pretty much the same, the only thing changed is the possibility to play online and unlock achievements. For this price, buy this masterpiece now!
A very good FPSCavalieroscuro | Dec. 10, 2012 | Review of F.E.A.R. 3
I never loved the FEAR series too much. But this chapter...well, it's very good because it's gameplay is very different from the other games. It's Call of Duty oriented, with the addiction of "bullet time" and some mechanics taken from Bulletstorm (the score system and melee running combat). Plus, there is the possibility to play the game as Point Man or Fettel, that has a completely different gameplay due to the possibility of take control of your enemies. And if you have a friend, you can play the campaign (and the multiplayer section, of course) with him. The story is also good and it closes Fear saga in a decent way. Graphic is very good and the game can run on low config machines without problems. By the way, campaign is very short (I completed it in five hours on Recruit), but for this price the game is worth it.
A very good prequelCavalieroscuro | Dec. 7, 2012 | Review of The Book of Unwritten Tales: The Critter Chronicles
If you loved Book of Unwritten Tales, you MUST buy this game. In this prequel you play as Captain Nate and...the Critter, of course, searching to avoid the terrible Ma'Zaz. During your quest, you will experiment pretty much the same gameplay of the first episode: dialogue and tons of logical puzzles. Yes, the puzzles are not to easy or too hard to think about, but you can raise the difficult bard by selecting the hard difficulty. Yes, there are two difficult levels, and on the second some helps are taken away and some puzzles are hard to solve. But why the price of 20€ (16 thanks to GMG promotion)? Easy: because this isn't a data disk, but a brand new chapter of Book of Unwritten Tales saga. To beat the game, in fact, you will need around ten hours on hard, pretty much the same time I used to achieve the first game. If you loved the first games, you'll buy this. Ah, I almost forgot: parodies. A lot of parodies.I found one of Portal from Valve but, of course, there are a high number of this hidden through the dialogues.
A little gemCavalieroscuro | Dec. 7, 2012 | Review of Tiny & Big: Grandpa's Leftovers
This game is a tiny, little gem. First of all, it has an innovative gameplay. Basically all you have to do is proceed to next level using your cutter and your rope to modify and use elements like rocks or...buildings to advance. It sound simple and it is, but is very funny also. The soundtrack is another strong point of this production: in fact, you can collect several tapes unlocking additional tracks on your player. By the way, the game is very short and can be beaten in one hour and thirty (two hours if you wanna reach all secret locations), but the price of four € is almost a gift for this. It's worth it and you must buy it!
A great gameCavalieroscuro | Dec. 7, 2012 | Review of Batman: Arkham Asylum Game of the Year -
The first Batman game I played, but still the best. A good graphic, a lot of gadgets, an interesting story are the ingredients for this delicious cake. The main story is about twenty hours long, taking all riddles and solving all puzzles. But the amazing thing is that you'll never be tired to play, thanks to the great plot and some nice challenges the game presents you. After you'll finish the campaign, well, there are combat and predator challenges. I beat'em all but it's hard. The Game of the Year Edition includes the additional challenges and some things available only preordering the game.
Good and funny gameCavalieroscuro | Dec. 7, 2012 | Review of Red Faction Armageddon
I taken this game thanks to Humble THQ Bundle. I really haven't any hope in this (I'm not a Red Faction player, I only played the first a little but I haven't finished it) but...it was a funny game. The plot is nothing special (stop the alien: this is the entire story) but I had a lot of fun making indiscriminate destruction. You can literally destroy anything: bridge, stairs, some walls. And...you can rebuild them too if you need a cover. There are a lots of weapons and some nice powers (but for me, playing on Insane, they were useless), plus the graphic is very good. The game is around ten hours long and there is also a multiplayer part. The DLC, Path of War, is very nice too: there are only four mission for an additional hour of gameplay (basically, more of the same) but you can drive a tank on it (you can't do it on vanilla game). Buy it if you wanna play a funny game.
A fantastic sequelCavalieroscuro | Nov. 15, 2012 | Review of Batman Arkham City: Game of the Year -
Batman Arkham City takes all the good things from Arkham Asylum and enhanced them with new elements. First,now you can explore a whole, new city (instead the Asylum), full of secrets (like the Riddler's trophies you can collect, each one represent a challenge for the player),you have new gadget (but you can use all the old ones, of course) and there are also many side-quests, like the Azrael and Hush ones, that are very nice to play. Graphic is pretty much the same (but on PC,thanks to DX 11, is much better then consolle version), the soundtrack is very good with some epic themes like the ones of Nolan's movies and there are also a lot of extra stuff in this Goty edition. You can beat the challenge using Nightwing and Robin, or you can confront Harley Quinn right after the end of the game on the new DLC (it's only two hours long, by the way). Arkham City is a great game even for people which hate Batman character....otherwise,if you loved the first game,buy this one,it's much better!
A good gameCavalieroscuro | Nov. 15, 2012 | Review of Lucius Cap
Lucius is essentially a graphic adventure. Your goal is to kill a lot of target, but doing so will require some pianification. You can't, for example,going to kill someone when you want, but you must follow some steps and finally arrive to kill him. The game is good but it has a false sense of freedom because you can't really decide nothing. To help yourself to become the "ultimate Anti-Christ" you will obtain some powers, but most of them are really usefull. Graphic is nothing special, yes the game filter is good and give the game an "ancient" look, but the 3D models of character are poor.Soundtrack is nothing special at all,you will forgot each themes after you will finish this game. But...at the end of the story, Lucius is a good graphic adventure with some problems,if you like the genre for sure you will appreciate it, if not...give it a try when it will be on deal.
Fast and funny gamesCavalieroscuro | Nov. 15, 2012 | Review of Jet Set Radio
Jet Set Radio hasn't a true story, but it's one of my favourite Dreamcast (before) and PC (now) game. Your goal is really simple: you must paint some graffiti among the city, doing trick skating away from the police, which will try to stop you. The first levels are easy,but then escaping and drawing will be a true challenge! The soundtrack of this game is really good and graphic is nice too see, with its cell shading style. Now the game is only 50% off,and you can use the 25% discount...take it and you will never regret!
Great with a friendCavalieroscuro | Nov. 15, 2012 | Review of The Lord of the Rings: War in the North
I bought this game several time ago on GMG.I'm a fan of LOTR and...I really enjoyed this title. The game it's like Baldur's Gate Dark Alliance,an action role playing game: you can choose different abilities from the skill tree, acquiring new powers and stuff like this. The plot...well, it is nothing special at all,you will see some characters from LOTR movies but you have your own mission. The "heart" of this game is cooperative mode: you can play this way only using your internet connection (local splitscreen isn't in the PC version) but it the real value of this game.Stealing kills from a friend, defeat a huge boss with him...is fun. If you can,buy this and play with a friend,you will appreciate it for sure,even if graphic and sounds (yes,there aren't "epic" themes from the movies, sadly) are not that great