Reviews by Peterlwd

88

Less like the old titles but still great

Peterlwd | July 28, 2013 | Review of Hitman: Absolution

The newest Hitman game is a bit more linear, and missions take less long. However there are plenty of them and they still offer considerable freedom in playstyles. Make it look like an accident? Turn on the gas in the appartement. Or push them into an elevator shaft. That kinda thing. The ability to create your own hits and unlock weapons and gear is an amazing addition that gives a lot of fun replay value to the game.

The story might seem a bit out of place for 47 but the gameplay makes up for it still.

88

Modern classic

Peterlwd | July 5, 2013 | Review of BioShock

Bioshock is a game on its own.

A nice story, a dense atmosphere and a wonderful world to explore, all with varied, satisfying combat and a few spooky thrills. The level design is best described as half linear half open. You can backtravel but most of the game is linear driven. Plenty of weapons and special powers to use and decent length for your money. Don't miss this one.

84

Very relaxing and enough variety.

Peterlwd | July 5, 2013 | Review of Bus Driver

Don't be fooled by it's somewhat outdated graphics and arcade looks; the game has atmosphere and relaxing fun if you can open yourself up to it. The busses handle like they have the proper weight and there are plenty of busses to choose from. The city breathes life, is open to drive in and is surprisingly large. You have some basic road rules to follow but you don't have to worry about any time limit: the game is more about driving safe than being on time unless you care about high scores.

86

Sandbox fun

Peterlwd | July 5, 2013 | Review of Tropico 4: Collectors Bundle

Easy to get into, harder to master.

Tropico 4 is both a great game as a 'sim' as it is a sandbox city builder. Plenty of buildings to choose from and the mechanics regarding politics and economy all work nice; but don't worry if this doesn't really appeal to you, you can still have your moneys worth of fun from building around without micromanaging. Curved roads and a handful different islands to build on give the game enough variety.