Reviews by EDP

91

This expansion is a step upwards for Civ V

EDP | Sept. 27, 2013 | Review of Sid Meier's Civilization V: Gods and Kings

The new features are really well implemented. If you don't know the base game, you wouldn't notice the expansion at all. It's all so well integrated!

The best new feature is religion. It's a pity there is no religious victory, but without the religion the game is missing many things. The addition of religion is a reimplementation of Civ IV's civics and they are even better implemented in the BNW expansion for Civ V. I'd suggest you get Civ V, G&K and at least BNW as a package. For extra game content (scenario's and more) get the DLC as well.

95

Better expansion than G&K for Civ V

EDP | Sept. 27, 2013 | Review of Sid Meier's Civilization V: Brave New World

Civ V is a good game. Civ V with G&K is a better game. Civ V with BNW is a complete game.

BNW makes this game more complete than ever. Its game mechanics a now so well balanced (and will be better after some upcoming patches), that I don't want to play the game without BNW anymore! Combined with G&K and all the DLC the game is a vast library of the world's history (get this and the Gold edition) (or get the Civilization V package deal).

93

Civ with all DLC, except the BNW expansion pack

EDP | Sept. 27, 2013 | Review of Civilization V: Gold Edition

This game is the industry standard for turn-based strategy that sticks as close to real-time strategy as possible.

Another cool feature is that micro management is quite detailed, but it pays off really well when you know what you're doing.

Invest some time in this game and read about the many, many different strategies to victory on the different fan sites out there. You'll get sucked into many different game styles this game has to offer!

90

Very good game, but get the DLC as well!

EDP | Sept. 27, 2013 | Review of Sid Meier's CivilizationĀ® V

I recommend to look into buying the base game along with DLC. At least the BNW expansion, which makes the game feel much more complete and better balanced.

Other than that I can say: This game is the industry standard for turn-based strategy that sticks as close to real-time strategy as possible.

Another cool feature is that micro management is quite detailed, but it pays off really well when you know what you're doing.

Invest some time in this game and read about the many, many different strategies to victory on the different fan sites out there.

80

A unique take on real time strategy

EDP | Sept. 27, 2013 | Review of Oil Rush

At the core: this game is an RTS in which controlling 'bases' is key. The bases are the main buildings: resource mines, unit factories, etc. The bases can be expanded with turrets or other defence systems. Graphics are great and suit the game's grim post-apocalyptic world well. Action is cool and the various units are well balanced. The single player campaign is a tad slow (especially since you'll face some hard missions which will certainly fail multiple times).

50

This game is more like a movie than a game

EDP | Sept. 27, 2013 | Review of Dear Esther

It's a walk through a story of which you don't know where it's going to end. If you like mystery with a haunting edge, lot's of fantasy but mainly a deep story: get this now. Don't get this if you expect a game in which you can do many things and interact with other people/things.

The game looks beautiful and therefore I give it 50/100.

97

Best game of 2006 and after, until Skyrim came.

EDP | Sept. 17, 2013 | Review of The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Game of the Year Edition Deluxe

Oblivion's predecessor -- Morrowind -- is still one of the best games ever developed. Such masterpiece called for a successor and a success it has become. The combined facts of Oblivion having a huge hit baby brother and the internet becoming more and more world wide made Oblivion a hugely popular game. The community was and still is huge. There are an infinite number of mods available, some of which are essential for bug free gameplay. This game has it all.

Enter in a world where you can be anything. Don't expect fairytale elves or gore filled battles only, you make the game and play what you want to play. Get your set of favourite mods and play one of the best games ever made by mankind.

100

Probably the best game, certainly the best game of it's time.

EDP | Sept. 17, 2013 | Review of The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind Game of The Year Edition

Just looking at the huge community Morrowind had and still has must mean something. It's not strange this game got so many awards, it is a masterpiece and it still is. The graphics were way ahead of it's time and still can look awfully decent with or without some graphics enhancing mods.

This game's success way the one and only basis for the huge Oblivion and Skyrim successes. No wonder Oblivion and Skyrim got their mother-load of awards in their time. All because of Morrowind kicking all other same-genre-game's asses so the way to the top was cleared.

On Morrowind GotY: this is such a wonderful set of content for this game. It's a complete world with so much depth. The lore itself has fan sites dedicated entirely on it. This is your second life, only back in 2002 when this game was first released. Get it now!

88

Now you can spend/waste even more hours.

EDP | Sept. 16, 2013 | Review of Fallout: New Vegas Ultimate Edition

This is New Vegas, but with all the extras it's even more hours of fun. I especially like the developers look on the American culture (this goes for both Fallout 3 and New Vegas, which is a standalone game by the way). They've exaggerated a few elements and added lot's of humour. This creates an atmosphere that is fun and ominous at the same time.

This game is a really good but not at all standard RPG shooter full of action. There's great re-playability value too, as you can choose different sides with many different factions. Be good or be evil! Or mix it up to use it to your advantage as you play.

87

Not an expansion, it's standalone!

EDP | Sept. 16, 2013 | Review of Fallout: New Vegas DNS

I've had hours and hours of fun with this game. It was a lot like Fallout 3, so if you like that game, you'll like this too. New Vegas is another look on how Fallout 3 could have been: different state, different game.

The game reminded me of good old Morrowind (another Bethesda game, but much older), despite the games being very different. I liked that a lot, since Morrowind will always be one of my favourites.

92

Fallout 3 complete, the way it was meant to be played

EDP | Sept. 16, 2013 | Review of Fallout 3: Game of the Year Edition

Fallout 3 with extras, is that even possible? That's a short descriptive of the Fallout 3 awesomeness. It's endless fun, lots of re-playability and you can even mod the game with mods from a huge community after you find something missing or want to play even more hours with new content.

This package is a great deal if you like your straight up shooters with an RPG edge. This makes Fallout 3 the best game in it's genre.

All this is accompanied by beautiful artwork. The entire game is a postcard from a post-apocalyptic USA from the 50s/60s. Lot's of humour, lot's of fun.

88

Seamless integration with the base game

EDP | Sept. 16, 2013 | Review of Fallout 3: Broken Steel

This is an awesome expansion if you're looking for really awesome items (armor, weapons) to make your character even bigger, tougher and more awesome. This all, without it being 'over the top' / exaggerated. The new content integrates seamlessly, the quests are great to play after the main quest of the base Fallout 3 game. This expansions is a game on it's own apart from the fact that it takes place in the Fallout 3 lands (and some new lands).

92

Fallout 3, a classic, lore rich, action filled game.

EDP | Sept. 16, 2013 | Review of Fallout 3

Just like The Elder Scrolls games from Bethesda, Fallout 3 is one of the best in their RPG series. One great thing: it's not your standard 'elves and wizards' RPG. This is a full-grown shooter with so much story to tell you'll be blown away if you take the time to suck it up.

The best part is the American nostalgia you find throughout the game. The music, the artwork, everything looks like it came straight from the 50s/60s when a nuke dropped and made time stop from that point onwards.

Many interesting game mechanics, like the perk, VATS, etcetera make this game even better.

97

Time-consuming but well worth it!

EDP | Sept. 10, 2013 | Review of Civilization Pack

Not only did Green Man Gaming get me an awesome deal on the entire Civ V collection released up till now, the game is also the best since a loooooooong time (the 90s, when games were quality). It's not the usual action filled FPS or RTS game, but it's turn based. The big advantage is that you can think through every move you make and plan. This is a necessary effort, but much fun when you get the hang of it and when it starts paying off.

The best part of this game for me are the vast amount of civilizations to play with (over 40!), each with multiple different traits. Another huge fun factor for me is the history that is valued throughout the entire game. The entire Civilopedia (the in-game help catalogue) contains historical background info on the subject you are viewing. This way it becomes a really informative and interesting game to play, apart from the awesome gameplay, great graphics and great diversity.

Be sure to join civfanatics.com to find great tutorials, Games of the Month, the Hall of Fame and other players to compete with.

Only downside: a single game (well micro-managed) can take anything from 1 to 20 hours (probably even more). But that means that every game you play will suck you in instantly!