Reviews by panz3r88

92

Probably the best game of the series

panz3r88 | May 2, 2013 | Review of Hitman: Absolution

Hitman Absolution represent the fantastic return of Agent 47 with a modern graphic and gameplay. The core of the game is the same of the previous titles: in each mission Agent 47 must kill the target using all the available tools. This is one of the best element of Hitman because it encourage you to replay missions and complete them in different ways. Hitman Absolution is not an easy game, like its predecessors: this is true especially if you deactivate the instinct mode that looks like a cheat. Absolution has also an interesting multiplayer mode called Contracts in whichyou can decide the target and the requirements to assassinate it. Hitman Absolution is a great game and a must buy for fan of stealth games

77

A good game, but not a masterpiece

panz3r88 | April 26, 2013 | Review of Mafia II Complete Pack steam

Mafia 2 is a good action adventure game. The game is similar to the first Mafia: during the various chapter you will see how the protagonist Vito Scaletta becomes a member of the mafia in Empire Bay with his buddy Joe and what are the consequencies of his crime. During the mission there are section in which you will ride various vehicles and other where you must use the various weapons to fight the enemy. The story of the game is not so interesting like the one of the first Mafia and the gameplay is a bit repetitive. An other defect of the game is that between the various chapters you can explore the city like in a free roaming game, but the only thing you can do is recover some collectibles because there aren't side missions. Mafia 2 is a good game for fan of action adventure games, but it's a bit disappointing if you compare it to the first Mafia

81

A good classic RTS

panz3r88 | April 22, 2013 | Review of Empire Earth: Gold Edition

Empire Earth Gold is a classic RTS game: your main aim is to collect the necessary resources to create building and train an army to defeat an enemy. The best thing in Empire Earth is that you can play in very different ages, starting from the first civilization to an imaginary future age where you can fight with mechs. Every age has its own units and buildings and sometimes it's funny to try a battle between civilizations coming from different ages. The singleplayer campaigns are really long and interesting and also quite challenging at the high difficulty levels. If you want a good strategic game, Empire Earth is a good purchase

74

Fun will never end with Borderlands 2

panz3r88 | April 15, 2013 | Review of Borderlands 2: Ultimate Vault Hunters Upgrade Pack

Borderlands 2 is a fantastic mix between a shooter and a rpg and the developers did a great job in the last year to expand the game with a lot of content released with various DLC. Borderlands 2: Ultimate Vault Hunters Upgrade Pack does not add new character or mission like the other DLC but it only increases the level cap to level 61 and give you access to new weapons. Maybe at this price the DLC does not offer really much, but if you love Borderlands 2 and you want to find a good reason to keep playing this game this is a good purchase.

84

A good offer for fan of coop games

panz3r88 | March 13, 2013 | Review of Sniper Elite: Nazi Zombie Army 4-Pack

Sniper Elite Nazi Zombie Army is a good game. The gameplay is similar to the one of the original Sniper Elite v2, so the best weapon is the sniper rifle, with the realistic behaviour of the bullet trajectory and the Killcam to put in evidence the most spectacular kills. Nazi Zombie Army gameplay is more oriented to cooperative mode, so you and your friends can fight togheter against the ordes of zombies. If you compare this game to the original Sniper Elite v2, you will find that it's not so realistic and in many situations you must use all the abilities and gadgets to defend your position from the hordes of enemies that are coming. The 4-pack is a good choice if you have other friends that like this game, because you can spend less money and buy the game for them.

82

The ultimate sniper simulation

panz3r88 | March 11, 2013 | Review of Sniper Elite

Sniper Elite is an amazing and unique action game. The story is not so original, but the gameplay is very good: you will pass a lot of time hiding from the enemy and looking for a good position where you can use your sniper rifle. In Sniper Elite it's not easy to use the sniper rifle because you must consider many parameters(like the wind direction) before shooting. In the last level it will very hard to hit an enemy and the game will become frustrating if you are not patient. Sniper Elite is not probably the best action game every made, but it's the only one with this amazing simulation related to the use of the sniper rifle

65

A poor mix of many different type of games

panz3r88 | March 1, 2013 | Review of Krater

Krater is a squad-based roleplaying game set in a colorful post-apocalyptic world. When this game was released it was very buggy and it always crashed, however now it's completely different. Krater has received major fixes and it's much more stable. The main problem of Krater is that it fails to mix many different type of games: it's a squad based rpg with action- hack and slash elements but every elements is not well developed.
The game has a good the character design and an in-depth crafting system and character customization.

89

The final collection of a great turn-based strategy game

panz3r88 | March 1, 2013 | Review of Civilization V: Gold Edition

Civilization V: Gold Edition contains the base game and all the expansion released for this good game. After 20 years the gameplay of this series remain good and you will spend many hours to lead your civilization to rule the world using diplomacy, war religion, espionage and many other methods. The game was pretty enjoyable and provides a lot of play time and the steamworks modding system is really good and some of the mods are useful and others change the game enough to keep it interesting. The game is really good for both veteran and newcomers and allow you to experience one of the best turn-based strategy game of the last year

63

Not really a good action

panz3r88 | March 1, 2013 | Review of El Matador

El Matador looks like a clone of Max Payne 2 with a bad story and level design. The AI of the enemies is really not good and the enemies look really stupid. The game is very linear and simple and usually at the end of a mission you will have to kill a drug lord in a simple fight. If you've never played Max Payne 2, and are looking for some (otherwise) unique 3rd person action, with a lame story and decent controls, then give El Matador a try

77

A good way to expand multiplayer

panz3r88 | March 1, 2013 | Review of Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Future Soldier - Khyber Strike DLC Pack

Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Future Soldier - Khyber Strike DLC Pack is a good multiplayer with new maps: _Transit is a good map for snipers, it's really big; _Palace is a map where you must continue to move and use shotgun and stun grenades _Switchback is a map with a big central zone where the two faction must fight to conquer and defend the position.
The pack adds also new achievements, increases the level cap and introduce a new gameplay mode to guarantee new hours of gameplay with Ghost Recon gameplay

87

A fantastic saga

panz3r88 | March 1, 2013 | Review of Gothic Complete Collection

Gothic Complete Collection is a good way to buy all the games of this series at a good price. Gothic is an rpg with a good story with a cool protagonist and many cool characters. The first two titles are really good and have an interesting story. During the game you can gain experience and improve your skills. In general you can choose different classes and became a mage or improve your fighting skills. This games are not easy and you must spend carefully all the experience points you gain, especially at the beginning. Gothic 2 is really a masterpiece and with its expansion Night of the Raven is probably one of the best rpg ever made. Gothic 3 is a bit different from the first two Gothic, because the game world is very huge: there are three big zones with different climate to explore. Gothic 3 is a good game but inferior to the first two: the game is afflicted by many bug and the rpg component is not well balanced. The story is not so good because it's hard to follow since there's not a diary. Gothic Complete Collection is a must buy for Gothic fan but also for people who like good rpg

54

Poor mix between action and rpg

panz3r88 | Feb. 26, 2013 | Review of ArcaniA: Gold Edition

Arcania Fall of Setarrif Gold contains the original game and the standalone expansion Fall of Setarrif: these games continue the story of the first three Gothic. The gameplay is really poor if the game is compared to the previous titles of the Gothic series: Arcania is a simple action game with some rpg elements. In Arcania there are not many ways to build your character like in the previous Gothic. An other bad element of the game is the story: during the game you will meet many new chararacters and also many npc present in the previous Gothic, but they don't have the same charisma they had in the previous titles. Arcania is not a good rpg and it's disappointing for fans of the Gothic series

84

A complex tactical shooter

panz3r88 | Feb. 25, 2013 | Review of Brothers in Arms: Road to Hill 30 Capsule

Brothers in Arms is the first title of a good series of tactical shooter. This game is really a complex FPS. Before you move and attack an enemy you must plan your moves and remember that a small error will bring you to certain death. During the game you are not alone and you can give orders to other soldiers that will help you in your missions. The story of the game is really good if compared to the one of other WWII shooters The AI of your companion and of the enemies is good and if you play the game at the maximum difficulty level you will have to face an hard challenge, but the game is never frustating. This game is recommended for hardcore gamers who want to try a challenging game.

88

A great shooter with rpg elements

panz3r88 | Feb. 23, 2013 | Review of BioShock (RoW)

Bioshock is a must have for fps fans. The game has an interesting story and during the game you will meet many cool character. Bioshock is not only a shooter: during the game you will gain experience and you can use it to improve your skills and weapons and be more effective against the enemies. In the various levels you can decide to face the enemies directly or to use a stealth approach. The enemy AI is good and during the game you will face very strong enemies like the Big Daddy: they have a lot of health and they will kill you in a few seconds if you are not ready with a good strategy

86

The best game of the Painkiller series

panz3r88 | Feb. 21, 2013 | Review of Painkiller: Black Edition

Painkiller: Black Edition contains the first game of the Painkiller series with its expansion and it's the best game of the series. In Painkiller there's no time think:the levels are linear but full of enemies and you must use your weapons to survive all the waves of monsters that try to kill you. The weapons are quite original and they all have a primary and secondary fire. This game is also original if compared to other old school shooters due to the tarot system: when you start a level you can choose between various cads that allow you to use different temporary or permanent bonus during the levels. During the game you can unlock more powerful tarot cards if you find secrets and hidden rooms

63

Only for fun of Painkiller

panz3r88 | Feb. 21, 2013 | Review of Painkiller: Redemption

Painkiller – Redemption is equal to all the other titles of this series. It's an old school FPS where you must face hordes of monsters to complete the various levels. The best feature of the game are the tarot cards: these cards allow the player to choose at the beginning of a level a bonus that can help during battles. The tarot card are also a good reason to play a level many times, because you can unlock new tarot cards if you find the various secret hidden in the levels.

86

A realistic multiplayer shooter

panz3r88 | Feb. 21, 2013 | Review of Red Orchestra: Ostfront 41-45

Red Orchestra: Ostfront 41-45 is a multiplayer shooter very different from games like Callof Duty or Medal of Honor. Every apects of the game, like the player movement and the characteristic of the various weapons, are very realistic and you must plan every move, otherwise you will die fast. Red Orchestra is a first person shooter for hardcore gamers who like a hard challenge. The graphic is really good and there are many maps: me of them are focused on infantry combat, while others require the use of various tanks.

83

Really fun combination between Batman and LEGO

panz3r88 | Feb. 21, 2013 | Review of LEGO Batman: The Videogame

LEGO Batman: The Videogame is really a good action adventure. The game is quite simple but there are many levels full of secrets and collectibles and you can use many characters that are related to Batman, even many of the villains like Joker or Catwoman. The various character have different abilities, so the gameplay will change a bit when you use different characters and it will notbe repetitive. LEGO Batman is recommended game for fans of adventure games.

87

A challenging game

panz3r88 | Jan. 30, 2013 | Review of Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition (EU)

Dark Souls Prepare to Die is really a great action game if you like great challenges. The main aspect of the game are the high difficulty and the fact that you will die e lot of time. Death is necessary to understand how to beat the enemy the next time you will meet him. This mechanism can became frustrating if you are not patient, but after some time you will find amazing the good combat system based on counterattacks and very hard combats. The weak point of Dark Souls is that the PC conversion is really bad and you need to find in some internet site some mods to increase the resolution(stuck to the low 1024x768) and have more than 30FPS

87

The return of Devil May Cry

panz3r88 | Jan. 29, 2013 | Review of DmC: Devil May Cry dns

If you are a fan of the Devil May Cry series you will be surely disappointed by the new look of Dante, but this is probably the only defect of the game. The combat system is similar to the one of the previous Devil May Cry and it's characterized by a good variety also because you can use many different melee weapons and guns. The game is quite challenging and if you look for some good challenge you can try some game modes when you and your opponent or only you can die with only one hit. In the game there are also some simple platforming section that increase the variety of the game. Devil May Cry is a fun game if you like actions with a good combat system.

89

Amazing FPS

panz3r88 | Jan. 29, 2013 | Review of Far Cry 3

Far Cry 3 is a great FPS. It represents really a good improvement with respect to Far Cry 2: there are many side missions that add a good variety to the gameplay and a story is quite interesting with a NPC like Vaas. One of the best aspect of the game is the possibility to choose the best approach to complete the mission : you can try the stealth approach or try tthe direct approach. The single player missions are really good, the side missions are numerous but some of them can be repetitive after some time. There is also a good co-op multiplayer that increase the longevity of the game

64

Not good like the first two

panz3r88 | Jan. 29, 2013 | Review of Secret Files 3

Secret Files 3 is an adventure game that continues the story of Nina and Max. The graphic is quite good like in the first two games and the game is quite easy and never frustrating because there is a good hint system that helps you when you have problems. If you have played the first two titles of the series maybe you will find this game not really good: the NPC you will find are not really interesting and the story is boring compared to the first two Secret Files,

82

Good way to extend Dead Island gameplay

panz3r88 | Jan. 29, 2013 | Review of Dead Island Upgrade Pack

Dead Island Upgrade Pack is a collection of DLC released for Dead Island. 'The Ripper' Weapon DLC is only a weapon and it's quite useless. Bloodbath Arena adds new hours of gameplay where you can try to resist to large attacks of zombies in various arena. Ryder White DLC is the best of the three DLC added to the pack because it has also a good story and allow you to understand better what happened from a different point of view

61

A repetitive game

panz3r88 | Jan. 28, 2013 | Review of Who wants to be a Millionaire

Who wants to be a Millionaire reproduce exactly what happens in the famous TV show. If you are a fan of this quiz you should buy this game. The game is simple but quite short and repetitive and there aren't many questions: the only way to expand it is to buy some DLC.

82

An interesting truck simulator

panz3r88 | Jan. 23, 2013 | Review of Euro Truck Simulator 2

Euro Truck Simulator 2 is a good truck simulator . In the game you will drive various trucks, transports goods from a country to an other and then buy new trucks and manage the various contract. The game is not spectacular like many actions or FPS, but it's a well done simulation and it allow you to travel around various zones in central Europe: there are many location and they are detailed

25

Useless weapon for low level characters

panz3r88 | Jan. 23, 2013 | Review of Darksiders II: Fletcher's Crow Hammer DLC

Fletcher's Crow Hammer represent an other useless single weapon released as a DLC. It's useless because it's for low level character and you will drop it soon, also because in the weapon there are many weapons better or more powerful than this

21

Don't waste your money

panz3r88 | Jan. 23, 2013 | Review of Darksiders II: Mace Maximus DLC

An other useless wepon for Darksiders 2. It doesn't make sense to buy it to get a little advantage at the beginning of the game when you are at low levels, also because there are already many different weapons you can find in the game that work well

82

Fun rhythm game

panz3r88 | Jan. 23, 2013 | Review of Space Channel 5: Part 2

Space Channel 5 Part 2 is a simple rhythm game.The only moves you need to know are the D-Pad directions,and only two other buttons: A (Chu!) and B (Hey!). Even if the comand are simple, sometimes it's quite hard to get the right button combination to finish the level. The musics are cute and the game is quite original

54

Poor DLC

panz3r88 | Jan. 23, 2013 | Review of Darksiders II: Death Rides DLC

Darksiders II: Death Rides DLC is not really a good additional content for Darksiders 2 because it only adds some new quest to the game. These side quest are quite boring and repetitive because they require only to go around the game world to recover some items or killing some enemies. There is nothing original in these new side quests

71

Good but quite short

panz3r88 | Jan. 23, 2013 | Review of Darksiders II: Abyssal Forge DLC

Darksiders II: Abyssal Forge DLC is good if you still want to play Darksiders 2 : it adds a new area with some new quest and you can get some new weapons. It's better to play this mission before the end of the main campaign, otherwise you will be too powerful and all the loot you find will be practically useless. The DLC is not really long and after some time it becomes repetitive

82

An other good DLC for Borderlands 2

panz3r88 | Jan. 23, 2013 | Review of Borderlands 2: Sir Hammerlock's Big Game Hunt

Borderlands 2: Sir Hammerlock's Big Game Hunt is an other DLC for Borderlands 2 and it's good like the other additional content already released. For the third time you will get new maps , vehicles and weapons and some new missions with fun characters. An other good element of this DLC is the difficulty: the game is fun because the enemies are tough and powerful.

50

Useless map pack

panz3r88 | Jan. 23, 2013 | Review of Max Payne 3: Deathmatch Made in Heaven Pack

Max Payne 3: Deathmatch Made in Heaven Pack expands the multiplayer of this game with new maps and game mode. The additional content is not bad, but now it doesn't make sense to spend more money on Max Payne 3 multiplayer because there are not many players at the moment. Max Payne 3 is mainly a singleplayer game, the multiplayer is good but it can't be compared to the one of games like Call of Duty Blacks Ops 2 that came out this winter

90

The best classic Sonic game

panz3r88 | Jan. 23, 2013 | Review of Sonic 3 and Knuckles

Sonic 3 and Knuckles is the best of Sonic 2D levels. It's very long, there are many stages. You can also play with Knuckles, a character with a different gameplay. There are many elements that add variety to the game: there are the bonus stages, very fun bosses and you can find different powerups that add ability to Sonic.

86

A great classic

panz3r88 | Jan. 23, 2013 | Review of Sonic the Hedgehog

Sonic The Hedgehog represents the beginning of the saga of the blue Hedgehog. The game is quite simple and contains all the classic elements of Sonic like bumpers, spring and loops. There are also the classic bonus stages where you can collect all the seven chaos emeralds: these stages are quite good but repetitive. Sonic the Hedgehog is a good game but it's quite short and you will finish it in a few hours

92

A collection for Sonic fan

panz3r88 | Jan. 23, 2013 | Review of Sonic the Hedgehog Bundle Steam-

This bundle is the ultimate collection for Sonic fans that contains games with different type of gameplay that feature the blue hedgehog. There are good classics like Sonic 1-2-3 and CD, where you can test the classic Sonic 2D gameplay. Sonic CD is probably the best of these classic because it adds more variety to the gameplay with the possibility to travel in time during a level and change it. Sonic Adventure 1 and 2 are really good 3D Sonic games, with a good story and the possibility to use different characters that have a different gameplay style. Sonic Generation is a good game that try to mix classic and modern Sonic gameplay. Sonic 4 is the latest Sonic game: the two episodes are good 2D platforms that try to bring to our days the gameplay of the old classic with new features. Sonic SEGA All Stars Racing is a game really similar to Mario Kart

86

Good Sonic classic game

panz3r88 | Jan. 23, 2013 | Review of Sonic the Hedgehog 2

Sonic 2 is really a great platform game and a must have for Sonic fan. The game is really fast and in each level there are loops and springs that allow you to increase Sonic speed. Some levels are really amazing, in particular the chemical plant is really fun. The game is simple, but it has also a replay value because in some levels you can reach the end following different paths. In this game there is also a second character, Tails , that can help Sonic sometimes with his flying ability.

88

A good title of the Total War series

panz3r88 | Dec. 30, 2012 | Review of Empire: Total War Collection

Empire: Total War Collection contains the main game and all the DLC released for this RTS. In this case we can control an empire of the 18th century and lead it to the glory. The best thing of Empire Total War is that probably it's quite different from most of the other titles of the series, because of the presence of gunpowder weaponry. In this case you must change your strategies taking into account this new element. An other good introduction in Empire is the possibility to do naval battles. The campaign is quite good and the computer AI works well. If you like RTS and especially the Total War saga this is a must have

90

The ultimate collection of RTS fan

panz3r88 | Dec. 29, 2012 | Review of Total War Master Collection

Total War Master Collection contains many game of the Total War Series, that represent one of the most famous series of RTS released in this years. In all the games the player can control in real time an army and personally determine its victory or defeat. With all this game you will have an unlimited amount of gameplay hours where you can enjoy battles of different periods

89

A full package of madness

panz3r88 | Dec. 29, 2012 | Review of Saints Row: The Third - The Full Package

Saints Row: The Third - The Full Package contains the base game and all the DLC released for the game. All these DLC are quite useless because they only add new outfits, weapons and vehicles: only Genkibowl VII, Gangstas in Space and The Trouble with Clones add some new missions. Saints Row The Third is a great free roaming, because you can do many crazy things and use strange weapons and vehicles. There are many secondary missions and the main story is quite fun. This game is a good alternative to GTA 4.

74

An hardcore game

panz3r88 | Dec. 29, 2012 | Review of Towns

Towns is a city builder for gamers that want a real challenge. The game is quite complex:the objective is to create a city and keep the villagers alive.
One problem of the game is that the tutorial is bad and doesn't help to understand well the game mechanics, so at the beginning you will lose only because you don't know what to do. If you play this game sometimes you will think that this is like a beta because there are many bug and many features not well developed

82

Solid RPG

panz3r88 | Dec. 29, 2012 | Review of Two Worlds: Game of the Year

Two Worlds: Game of the Year is a good action RPG. The story is not so original but it's ok. In this game you don't choose a particular class when you create your character but you can choose how to distribute the skill points. The conversation are one weak point of the game because in general you don't have many choices when you speak to an NPC. The quests are quite interesting and they have a good variety. If you like RPG Two Worlds is a good choice

74

A series of interesting quests

panz3r88 | Dec. 24, 2012 | Review of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Dawnguard Nexway

Dawnguard is the first DLC released for Skyrim and it adds a new series of quest that increase the longevity of the game. The main aspect of this DLC is related to the possibility to become a vampire. If you decide to become a monster instead of fighting them you will gain incredible powers and you can for example drain life from the enemy or move faster. The DLC is quite long and it can be played in two different ways: you can decide to fight the vampire or become one of them. In each case the main quest and the side quests will be different

92

The sequel that satisfy Deus Ex fan

panz3r88 | Dec. 24, 2012 | Review of Deus Ex: Human Revolution Augmented Edition

Deus Ex Human Revolution is the action RPG that brings all the best characteristics of the first Deus Ex(one of the best game ever made) in a modern game. The story of this title is a prequel of what happened in the first Deus Ex and as usual is full of conspiracy and strange characters with a hidden agenda. The game is really fun and during the various mission you can complete your objectives using different approach: you can try to kill everyone or try to hide and avoid the contact with the enemy. I usually used this second approach and I found Deus Ex Human Revolution a great stealth game. Deus Ex Human Revolution is a great game and a fan of this series will really love it

50

Useless new content

panz3r88 | Dec. 24, 2012 | Review of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Hearthfire (EU)

Heathfire is the worst DLC of The Elder Scrolls 5 Skyrim. When you will install this DLC you will be able to build an house and create a family. There are no quests in the DLC, with no story or new interesting characters.

90

Unlimited RPG

panz3r88 | Dec. 24, 2012 | Review of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Nexway

The Elder Scrolls 5 Skyrim is like its predecessor a great RPG. I found the story of the game better compared to the one of Morrowind or Oblivion, because every element is connected and created a coherent world. The skill tree is well done and during the game you can create a character that is specialized in few abilities or you can try to develop many skills at the same time. The best thing of Skyrim is like its predecessors the game continues to evolve thanks to the mod created by the players that improve the graphic, the gameplay and add new quests

84

Good RPG/RTS with a fantasy setting

panz3r88 | Dec. 24, 2012 | Review of Kings Bounty Armored Princess Cap

Armored Princess is a standalone expansion for King's Bounty. Basically it's equal to its predecessor , but with a diffrerent protagonist. In the game you must use your armies against the enemies and gain experience to increase your abilities. Armored Princess looks easier compared to its predecessor.

81

An interesting mix of RPG and RTS

panz3r88 | Dec. 23, 2012 | Review of King's Bounty: The Legend

King's Bounty: The Legend is an interesting mix of RPG and RTS. The player can't directly fight in battles, but uses some squadron and assist them using magic and spells. The player can choose the ability and the skills of the character in order to adjust its gameplay strategy. Thisgame is really deep and well done and it's really good for everyone who wants to try a good challenge

81

A hidden gem

panz3r88 | Dec. 23, 2012 | Review of Bastion Cap

Basion is a very good action RPG. In the game you will have to face many monsters in various levels in order to be able to upgrade your character. These upgrades and new weapons can be bought at the Bastion, a building that can be upgraded adding new structures like an armory or a distillery. The game is not really hard, but the gameplay, the music and the graphic are really good

65

Modern time RPG with poor gameplay

panz3r88 | Dec. 23, 2012 | Review of Alpha Protocol

Alpha Protocol is an action-RPG with a story typical story of international intrigue you can see in a James Bond film. The gameplay is similar to Mass Effect and try to mix rpg element to the one typical of third person shooters. The main problem of the game is that in this mix nothing is well developed: the rpg elements are really simplified and the game is too linear

80

A collection for who loves old games

panz3r88 | Dec. 23, 2012 | Review of SEGA Megadrive Collection - Series 4

If you love old games, in particular platform and old action games,SEGA Megadrive Collection - Series 4 is a good pack. The best game of the pack is Streets of Rage, a beat em up that is not easy to finish and with many levels full of enemies to defeat

81

An other good collection of old classics

panz3r88 | Dec. 23, 2012 | Review of SEGA Megadrive Collection - Series 2

SEGA Mega Drive collection 2 is another package that contains good old games released by SEGA. There is a good variety of games in this pack: the best one are the platform games like Alex Kidd(quite fun and hard) and Ristar(really good mix of platform and fights). An other good game present in the pack is Ecco Jr, a good mix of exploration and puzzle.

81

An other interesting collection

panz3r88 | Dec. 22, 2012 | Review of SEGA Megadrive Collection - Series 3

SEGA Megadrive Collection - Series 3 contains a good variety of titles. The most interesting is Ecco: The Tides of Time, I like all the game of this series because there is a good variety and the levels are quite complex with a mix of action and puzzles. An other interesting title is Virtua Fighter 2, a good fighting game really amazing when it was released. The packs contains also a good amount of platform and action games like Golden Axe and Biohazard Battle.

76

Some SEGA classics at a good price

panz3r88 | Dec. 22, 2012 | Review of SEGA Megadrive Collection - Series 5

SEGA Megadrive Collection - Series 5 is another pack that contains a group of old SEGA game. In this pack my favourite game are the one of the phantasy Star series. These game are RPG with good graphic and storyline. There are also some good platform and action games like Golden Axe and Wonder Boy. Beyond Oasis is also a good game, a RPG that has a gameplay similar to Legend of Zelda This is a good SEGA pack that contains a mix of games of different genre, some RPG and some platform

84

Good collection of classic

panz3r88 | Dec. 22, 2012 | Review of SEGA Megadrive Collection - Series 1

SEGA Megadrive collection volume 1 is a good compilation of platform and action games. Some of them are quite short, like Altered Beast or Space Harrier 2. The best game of the pack is Ecco The Dolphin because it's a good mix of exploration and puzzles with some fights.

85

Different from its predecessor, but always good

panz3r88 | Dec. 22, 2012 | Review of Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier

Ghost Recon Future Soldier is a good action game. In this title the action is in third person, while in its predecessor the action was in first person. The graphic is really amazing. The story of the game looks similar to the one of Call of Duty and Battlefield and it's full of action and explosions. One of the good point of the game is that you can use a lot of different gadgets and you can personalize the weapon you use mounting different elements. The singleplayer is well done , but the game is even better if you play it in coop and you act like a team with the other players

90

Many hours of good hack'n slash

panz3r88 | Dec. 22, 2012 | Review of Titan Quest Gold

Titan Quest Gold contains the base game and it's expansion and it allow you to play for many hour for a very good hack'n slash. If you love the Greek myth and locations and you want a game full of endless action this is a good choice.

82

Good expansion

panz3r88 | Dec. 22, 2012 | Review of Titan Quest Immortal Throne

Titan Quest Immortal Throne is a good way to expand the main game and keep to play this good hack'n slash. The expansions has a good story and the gameplay remains the same of the base version of the game. There are no particular innovation, but this is not a problem because Titan Quest is a good game. The only defect is that if you already finished the base version of the game but you lost the savegame, you must finish again the main campaign to start the expansion

89

Solid hack'n slash

panz3r88 | Dec. 22, 2012 | Review of Titan Quest

Titan Quest is one of the best hack'n slash games ever created. Like in many other game of this kind you will have to face hordes of monsters and continue to look for powerful weapons and objects. The game allow you to choose between various classes to create a good fighter. The story of the game is not really important like in other games of this genre and allow you to visit various Greek locations. There is also a multiplayer mode that allow you to do various quests with your friend

57

Worse than the predecessor

panz3r88 | Dec. 22, 2012 | Review of Dawn of Magic 2 PRE

Dawn of Magic 2 is practically equal to its predecessors: it's an hack'n slash, a clone of Diablo, but really worse than this game. The commands are not intuitive and this is not a good thing for a game where you must use many commands and be very fast. The graphic is outdated and the game looks really old. Even if you are a fan of hack'n slash this game is not a good choice

72

A good choice if you like hack'n slash

panz3r88 | Dec. 22, 2012 | Review of Dawn of Magic

Dawn of Magic is a classic hack'n slash game, so it's a game where action has an important role and you will pass most of the time defeating hordes of enemies and collecting more powerful weapons. At the beginning of the game you can choose between for different character, but none of them is really interesting and well characterized. The game at the beginning is quite hard, but after some times you will become more powerful and you will have some fun.

68

Only for fan of the Painkiller series

panz3r88 | Dec. 22, 2012 | Review of Painkiller: Hell & Damnation - Collector's Edition

Painkiller Hell & Damnation is a title that costs too much for what it offers. The game is really similar to the first Painkiller released many years ago. It's the same FPS with levels full of enemies where you must use all the available weapons to kill them and reach the end. Like in the other Painkiller you can choose between some bonus, represented by tarot cards, at the beginning of a level and you can unlock more of these cards during your playthrough. This game is good only if you are a big fan of the Painkiller series also because you will find good bonus represented by the soundtrack and the artbook. If you are not a fan of this series you will find this game repetitive

78

Good first person puzzle game

panz3r88 | Dec. 22, 2012 | Review of Quantum Conundrum

Quantum Conundrum is a good first person puzzle game that looks similar to Portal. In this case you must solve the various puzzles using a gloves with various powers that allow you to change the physical property of the objects. In the game there are four different areas where you will have to use mainly one of the four powers of the glove: you can for example slow down time or control the weight of an object. The game is not really long and in the first part the puzzles are quite boring. If you keep playing and you will arrive close to the end of the game you will see that the puzzles will be better and more complex and you will have more fun

73

Good shooter with hilarious characters

panz3r88 | Dec. 22, 2012 | Review of Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken

Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken is a good old style 2D shooter with also some puzzle. Hardboiled is a strange bird similar to Rambo and it's only the protagonist of a story with many crazy characters. In each level you must fight the enemies that try to kill you and sometimes solve some enviromental puzzles that introduce a good variety in the game. You can play the adventure in singleplayer or in coop with a friend. Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken is a fun shooter and you can also get it for a low price

81

Solid DLC

panz3r88 | Dec. 22, 2012 | Review of Dishonored: Dunwall City Trials

Dunwall City Trials is a collection of 10 interesting maps for Dishonored. In this maps you will face different situations: in some of them you must have a stealth approach, in other you must fight against some enemies or solve some puzzles. With this DLC you will get for a low price many new maps that increase the longevity of the title

95

One of the best game with some new maps

panz3r88 | Dec. 22, 2012 | Review of Batman: Arkham Asylum Game of the Year -

The GOTY edition of Batman Arkham Asylum contains one of the best action games of the last years. The story is really interesting and if you are a Batman fan you recognize many of the enemies you will face during the game. There are sections where you must use a stealth approach and other where you must use all your fighting skills to defeat the various enemies. The possibility to use many different gadgets increase the variety of the game and allow to introduce some simple puzzle. In the GOTY edition there are four additional challenge maps, separated from the main game, where you can test your fighting skills.

54

Bad DLC

panz3r88 | Dec. 22, 2012 | Review of Sleeping Dogs: Nightmare in North Point

Nightmare in North Point adds only a couple of hour to gameplay. There are no significative addition to the game: you will only have to face a group of zombie like creature and defeat the boss to finish the DLC. The only reward when you reach the end of the DLC is a useless hat

88

Fantastic open-world

panz3r88 | Dec. 22, 2012 | Review of Sleeping Dogs: Limited Edition

Sleeping Dogs is the classic action open world game similar to GTA. In Sleeping Dogs you are a cop that infiltrates in a criminal organization in Hong Kong and take it down to the inside. This game looks like one of the famous John Woo's action films. One of the best element of the game is the combat system, really intuitive and spectacular with interesting animations. There are many activities and secondary missions to do, so the game is quite long and it's always fun. If you love classical free roam games similar to GTA and you want to see also an interesting story, Sleeping Dogs is a good choice

74

Strange and fun RPG

panz3r88 | Dec. 22, 2012 | Review of Mark Leung: Revenge of the Bitch

Mark Leung: Revenge of the Bitch is an original RPG. In the game you will see the parody of many other RPG games and many fun element. In this game there are turn-based battle where you can set-up your strategies and choose your abilities to defeat the enemy. Side-quests are probably the weak part of the game because they are repetitive and always require to get a certain amount of object or kill some enemies.

67

Repetitive hack n slash

panz3r88 | Dec. 22, 2012 | Review of Dungeon Siege III

Dungeon Siege 3 is a classic hack'n slash game. At the beginning you can choose between four character, each one with its characteristic that will determine the gameplay and the weapons you will use during the game. The classical element of GDR are really simplified in Dungeon Siege 3 and you will pass most of the time fighting against enemies and collecting loot to improve your character. After some times Dungeon Siege 3 will become a repetitive game

82

A great RPG

panz3r88 | Dec. 22, 2012 | Review of Two Worlds II Cap

Two Worlds 2 is a good RPG that takes all the good elements of the predecessor. The best element of the game is the graphic, that is really amazing and full of interesting details. During the game you will visit different location and each one of them is well characterized. The story is good and you will meet many interesting characters. The game give you a lot of possibilities to develop your character choosing betweeen many different abilities, magics and weapons. Two Worlds 2 is a good choice if you love RPG

76

Only repetitive co-op action

panz3r88 | Dec. 21, 2012 | Review of Resident Evil 5

Resident Evil 5 is probably one of the worst chapter of the Resident Evil main series because the horror component is practically absent. In Resident Evil 5 you can play the campaign alone or in co-op with a friend: this is the best option to have fun. There is also the classical Mercenary mode where you can choose a character and try to kill hordes of zombies trying to achieve a good score. Resident Evil 5 remains a good action game, but if you played for example Resident Evil 4 you will find this one really better: the story is not interesting and Chris is a boring character compared to Leon Kennedy, the main protagonist of RE4. An other bad thing of the game is that the zombies or other monsters that appear in the game are not scary like the one present in the previous Resident Evil. If you haven't played the previous Resident Evil you will find this game a good action, otherwise you will really be disappointed because you will compare it to the first Resident Evil and you will find it really inferior

75

A good puzzle game

panz3r88 | Dec. 21, 2012 | Review of The Ball

The Ball is a puzzle game where you must use a metal ball to solve puzzles pressing buttons or to defeat enemies. The game is quite short and after some times it can become repetitive, but it's fun and sometimes you will find interesting logical puzzles

85

An improved version of Dead Rising 2

panz3r88 | Dec. 21, 2012 | Review of Dead Rising 2: Off the Record

Dead Rising 2 Off the Record is equal to the original but it has a different protagonist, Frank West, coming from the first title of the series. The gameplay is the same, so you will have to survive to hordes of zombies creating the weapons necessary to defeat them. The main feature that makes Off the Record really better than Dead Rising 2 is the presence of a sandbox mode where you can continue to kill hordes of zombies without a time limit

74

Fun and frustating at the same time

panz3r88 | Dec. 21, 2012 | Review of Dead Rising 2

Dead Rising 2 is a fun action game where you will have to survive to an horde of zombies and at the same time save the daughter of the protagonist infected by the virus. The main element of the game is the possibility to use various object to create strange weapons to kill the zombies. The game is quite repetitive after some time because you will have to kill the zombies all the time. An other bad thing of the game is the time limit you have to find an antidote before your daughter turns into a zombie: sometimes this aspect of the game doesn't allow you to explore well all the location and complete all the secondary missions.

82

Battlefield 3 continues to expand

panz3r88 | Dec. 21, 2012 | Review of Battlefield 3: Aftermath

After one year Battlefield 3 remains probably the best multiplayer FPS, especially on PC, and the new DLC Aftermath allow to expand and improve again the multiplayer experience. In this case the maps are all related to the first part of the singleplayer campaign, where we had to fight in a Tehran devastated by the earthquake. This element become a new gameplay element because it can change the ground and so you must modify your tactics. The DLC adds a new weapon good for who like to kill from the distance, a crossbow, and a vew particular game mode where you start only with a knife and you must be able to take the weapons directly on the battlefield.

80

Fun in multiplayer, boring singleplayer

panz3r88 | Dec. 21, 2012 | Review of Lost Planet 2

Lost Planet 2 is a good game that takes all the elements of the first title of the series and create an action that is fun, especially if you play in coop with some friends. The main characteristics of the first Lost Planet are still present: there are still huge monsters that are amazing and fun to fight and there is a good variety of situations. The possibility to use various mech increase the fun in the game and allow you to use powerfull weapons in the game. If you play Lost Planet 2 in singleplayer you will find it quite boring and repetitive compared to the first title.

80

A good way to increase Darksiders 2 Longevity

panz3r88 | Dec. 21, 2012 | Review of Darksiders II: Arguls Tomb DLC

The Argul's Tomb is a good DLC for Darksiders 2 that adds a new area, separated from the main game world, that is covered by ice. All the elements of the game are present in Argul's Tomb: there are many fights and interesting puzzles. This DLC adds a new dungeon and it's quite long and interesting for that price, so it's really recommended if you love Darksiders 2

76

More new missions for Assassin's Creed 3

panz3r88 | Dec. 21, 2012 | Review of Assassin's Creed III: The Hidden Secrets Pack

The Hidden Secrets DLC is a good way to return to play Assassin's Creed 3 and add new missions that increase the longevity of the title. In this new mission there are not new gameplay feature, but if you liked the main game you will also enjoy this missions and in the end you will also get a small reward

90

The best of Assassin's Creed series

panz3r88 | Dec. 21, 2012 | Review of Assassins Creed III

This new Assassin's Creed is a good action game that contains many improvement with respect to Revelations. The game has a good story and the variety in the gameplay is good as usual with the possibility to do many secondary missions as usual.In this case you will have the possibility to command a ship and hunt. The fighting system has been improved: this time the enemies will sorround you and try to attack you at the same time. In Assassins Creed you can't heal yourself during fights, so you must pay more attention to avoid enemy attacks. Connor has many new moves with respect to Ezio and for example he can perform spectacular assassinations and keep running towards an other enemy. The part with Desmond are longer and more interesting compared to the one of the previous games. Assassin's Creed 3 takes all the good elements presents in the previous title of the series and adds many new feature. The only defect of the game is that some of this new features are not really good, for example hunting become boring and useless after some times

83

Fun never ends in Borderlands 2

panz3r88 | Dec. 21, 2012 | Review of Borderlands 2: Mr Torgue's Campaign of Carnage

Mr Torgue's Campaign of Carnage is a good DLC if you are not tired of a fantastic game like Borderlands 2. All the elements of Borderlands 2 are present in this DLC: a hilarious storyline, crazy character, a lot of weapons and many enemies to defeat. The game is not so easy and it's better to play it in co-op in order to survive and arrive at the end of the game. If you manage to arrive at the end you will be rewarded as usual with really powerful and rare weapons

74

Good DLC for endless battle

panz3r88 | Dec. 21, 2012 | Review of Borderlands 2: Creature Slaughter Dome

If you loved to fight in the arenas during the Mad Moxxi's DLC for the first Borderlands,you can do the same thing installing the Creature Slaughter Dome for Borderlands 2. Fight in the arena is quite repetitive and become boring after some time, but it's a good way to gain experience and good weapons.

85

Good like other Borderlands DLC

panz3r88 | Dec. 21, 2012 | Review of Borderlands 2: Captain Scarlett & her Pirate's Booty

Captain Scarlett & her Pirate's Booty is a good DLC for Borderlands 2. The structure of this additional content is similar to the other one released for this game: you will have access to many new weapons and to a new area full of new missions. The story told in the add-on is not important, but as usual you will meet new crazy characters and you can really have fun defeating hordes of enemies in co-op with your friends

55

This is not Gothic

panz3r88 | Dec. 21, 2012 | Review of ArcaniA: Fall of Setarrif DNS

Fall of Setarrif is a stand-alone expansion for Arcania that contains all the defect of this game. This is an RPG with too many simplification compared to the previous Gothic games and it looks like a simple action game where you only need to go on killing all the enemies. The story is not interesting and the game short.

86

Fantastic action

panz3r88 | Dec. 21, 2012 | Review of Devil May Cry 4 dns

Devil May Cry 4 is really a good action game. In the game you can use two different character: Nero is a character with a strange sword that has a system that allow you to charge your attacks. He also has a revolver that is quite useless because it's really slow. The other character you can command is the main character of the series, Dante and I found it really better than Nero. With Dante you will use various weapons and guns: some of them are quite original, for example you will use a strange suitcase that can become various weapons. The best aspect of Dante is that in Devil May Cry 4 you can switch in real time between the different fighting styles introduced in Devil May Cry 3 and select the best one for each situation. If you have a PC and you love action games you must have Devil May Cry 4.

89

Finally a good fighting game on PC

panz3r88 | Dec. 21, 2012 | Review of Super Street Fighter 4: Arcade Edition

Super Street Fighter 4 is probably one of the few fighting game released on PC. This is the last version of Street Fighter, with all the 39 fighters . In the last iteration of Street Fighter there are many improvements that allow to have a better online experience. The game has a good graphic and the commands are easy and intuitive. The main defect of the game is that more or less half of the fighters are clones of Ryu and that there are not many single player modes. If you want to buy Street Fighter 4 you will do it to play in multiplayer

82

The real sequel of Gothic 3

panz3r88 | Dec. 18, 2012 | Review of Risen (Capsule)

Risen is a good RPG. Basically it looks like the first two Gothic, but with different character and location. The game is divided in two parts, at the beginning it's a good RPG where you can level up your character improving its combat or magic skills. After you have explored the island and the various location and you will choose to join one of the faction present on the island, the game become quite linear, similar to an action game and become too repetitive. Even if the second part of the game is not good like the first, Risen remains a good RPG and a must buy in particular if you loved Gothic 1 and 2

80

A good hack'n slash

panz3r88 | Dec. 18, 2012 | Review of Sacred 2: Gold Edition DNS

Sacred 2 is a good game if you love the hack'n slash genre. The map is huge and you will pass many hours going around the various location defeating the hordes of enemies that attack you. If you love this type of games you will pass many hours trying to increase the level and the abilities of your character and search for an armor or weapon with better stats. I really like the combo system present in Sacred 2, that allow you to select a group of your abilities and attacks and activate them pressing only one button. An other good aspect of the game is the posibility to go around the map with a horse or a special mount that can be acquired in a special island. The boss of the game are fun and quite hard to defeat, especially at the highest dificulty levels. Sacred 2 has a good gameplay, the only weak point is the presence of some bugs that can become annoying.

43

Useless skin and object

panz3r88 | Dec. 17, 2012 | Review of Borderlands 2: Collectors Edition Pack

This is probably the only additional content for Borderlands 2 that contains useless things like new skins and does not add new enemies or gameplay. Buy it only if you want to have everything of the game and you like to change the skin of your character

81

Good old style shooter

panz3r88 | Dec. 17, 2012 | Review of Sine Mora

Sine More is a good horizontal shoot'em up that reminded me the good old times when I played these kind of games in the arcade cabinets. This game is quite simple and fun , you simply have to destroy all the enemies and avoid to be killed. The graphic is good and the levels are full of enemies. Like in classical shoot'em up you will always try a level many times to achieve an higher score

35

An other clone of the first Painkiller

panz3r88 | Dec. 17, 2012 | Review of Painkiller Resurrection DNS

Painkiller Resurrection has the same defect of all Painkiller sequels: it's a copy of the first title, with the same weapons, the same gameplay and the same enemies. I really like Painkiller, but when I took this new game of the series I expected to find the same gameplay with some new features or original element that make the experience a little different. If you are a fan of FPS and in particular of Painkiller, you will find Resurrection really disappointing

73

Good stor

panz3r88 | Dec. 17, 2012 | Review of Deus Ex: Human Revolution – The Missing Link

The Missing Link is a DLC that reveals new elements to understand better the story of Deus Ex:Human Revolution. The gameplay is the same of the base game, but in this case it's quite repetitive because at the beginning of the DLC you will lose all your abilities , so you will not have the liberty to choose your gameplay style like in the mission of the base game. One good aspect of this DLC is that there is a boss fight fun and well done unlike the one present in the main campaign

86

The real sequel of the first Deus Ex

panz3r88 | Dec. 17, 2012 | Review of Deus Ex: Human Revolution

Deus Ex Human Revolution is really a good action RPG that contains all the elements that everyone loved in the first title of the series. One of the best elements is the story, full of conspiracies and charismatic characters. The gameplay and the skills of the character allow you to try different type of gameplay in the various mission: you can try the Rambo approach and play the game like a classical FPS or increase your abilities to hide and play the game like a stealth game. If you try the last type of approach you wil find this game one of the best stealth games of the last years. The only weak point of the game are the boss fights, quite boring and easy.

53

This is not the real Commandos

panz3r88 | Dec. 17, 2012 | Review of Commandos: Strike Force

Commandos Strike Force is not a RTS like the other title of the series, but try to recreate the same gameplay mechanics in a first person shooter: for example you will command different characters with their unique abilities. The game is boring, repetitive and less complex compared to the other Commandos titles. If you love Commandos series you should avoid to buy this title.

68

Good only in multiplayer

panz3r88 | Dec. 17, 2012 | Review of Brink Nexway

Brink is a first person shooter oriented to co-op gameplay. In the game you must choose between one of the four available class and cooperate to reach the various objectives. If you play in singleplayer the other player that aid you will be controlled by the CPU, but the AI of the game doesn't work really well. If you want to have fun in this game you should buy it and find a group of human players to organize multiplayer matches.

79

A good character

panz3r88 | Dec. 17, 2012 | Review of Borderlands 2: Mechromancer Pack Steam

The Mechromancer Pack adds a new playable character in Borderlands 2. I found this character good for people like me that used Mordecai in the first Borderlands and want a character that can use a pet. The mechromancer can become with Death-Trap a powerful and fun character

28

A copy of the original

panz3r88 | Dec. 17, 2012 | Review of Painkiller: Redemption DNS

Painkiller Redemption is a copy of the first title of the series and it's the same old style FPS where you must defeat hordes of enemies in order to reach the end of the level. The main defect of the game is that it looks like the original released seven or more years ago: the graphic is really bad compared to the one of games like Battefield 3 and the enemies and level are practically the same of the first Painkiller. Painkiller Redemption looks like a bad remake of the first Painkiller

69

A small minigame

panz3r88 | Dec. 10, 2012 | Review of Sonic Generations - Casino Nights Pinball DLC

This DLC adds to Sonic Generations a pinball stage similar to the Casino levels that appeared in some Sonic games. The pinball is nice, but you will end up to play it only a few times, then you will return to play the other levels of Sonic Generations. You will not lose anything if you avoid to buy this DLC, but for a very cheap price you can take it and enjoy the pinball for a few hours

97

One of the best game of 2012

panz3r88 | Dec. 10, 2012 | Review of Darksiders II

Darksiders 2 is a great sequel of the original, because it takes all the good things of the first game and introduces other good things. Darksiders 2 is a great action game: you can use many different weapons to fight in the best way all the enemies that try to kill you. One good aspect of the game is the possibility to personalize your weapons, the abilities and the armor with various objects with different stats. Many enemies will drop these objects so it's always useful to search for the best loot to improve your stats. The boss of the game are really cool, like in the first Darksiders, and the game is long and never boring or repetitive. Darksiders 2, like the first one, is a must buy if you love action games

75

A good way to expand the game

panz3r88 | Dec. 9, 2012 | Review of Sanctum: Map Pack 2

Sanctum is an original mix between FPS and tower defense game. The number of map in the base version of the game is quite low, so if you like this game and you want to add more variety and challenges it's a good idea to buy this pack, in this way you will have three new maps where you can try your strategies and weapons in singleplayer and multiplayer

84

Good choice if you love

panz3r88 | Dec. 9, 2012 | Review of Max Payne 3: Rockstar Pass (Capsule)

Max Payne 3 is really a good title because it has a fantastic singleplayer with an interesting story but also a fun multiplayer with many modes and maps. I found Max Payne 3 multiplayer fun like the one of great FPS like Battlefield 3 or Call of Duty. If you want to add many new maps and improvement to expand the multiplayer, the Season pass is a good choice to obtain all the additional content at a lower price

91

The old Fallout with modern graphic

panz3r88 | Dec. 9, 2012 | Review of Fallout: New Vegas DNS

Fallout New Vegas is really a fantastic RPG, very similar to the old Fallout titles. The best element of the game is the faction system, quite deep and complex. The player can choose to join a faction to gain some advantages, but at the same time people of some other faction can become your enemy and attack you. An other important element of the game is the possibility to have an ally that can join you during your quest. You can find different allies during the game with their own abilities and that can give you new quests and even improve your stats. Fallout New Vegas is really a long game: you need many hours to complete the main story and explore all the important places around New Vegas. An other good introduction of this Fallout is the hardcore mode, that increase a lot the difficulty of the game and transforms it in a good challenge: in hardcore mode you must drink and eat if you don't want to suffer from starvation or dehydration and healing objects don't work instantly for example

64

A linear stealth game

panz3r88 | Dec. 8, 2012 | Review of Velvet Assassin DNS

Velvet Assassin is a stealth game with a good story and a charismatic character, Violette Summer, a British spy that must work behind the enemy lines to achieve its objectives. The gameplay is the weak point of Velvet Assassin: the levels are linear and the only thing you must care of is to sneak behind the enemies and kill them t reach the next area. The game is quite easy, but if you have trouble you can activate the Morphine mode,similar to a cheat, where the time stops and you can do whatever you want.

92

Nearly perfect game

panz3r88 | Dec. 8, 2012 | Review of Borderlands 2 DNS

Borderlands 2 takes all the elements of the original and improve them to create one of the best game of 2012. Everything is better, there are more enemies, bigger maps and the mix between fps and rpg that characterize the game is really fun. The characters you meet and the weapons you will use during the game are really crazy and fun. Borderlands 2 is really good in singleplayer, but if you want to really enjoy it you must play the four player coop: the number of enemies and the chaos will increase, but at the same time the chance to achieve powerful loot from the enemies increases.

90

A good deal to play Borderlands 2 forever

panz3r88 | Dec. 7, 2012 | Review of Borderlands 2 Season Pass -

The season pass of Borderlands 2 is a great way to extend a lot this fantastic mix between fps and rpg with a lot new enemies and maps. The quality of these DLC will be surely similar to the one of the base game, so if you love Borderlands 2 this is a must buy.

78

Simple games are always fun

panz3r88 | Nov. 28, 2012 | Review of Tower Bloxx Deluxe

Tower Bloxx is really a simple game. There are various game modes, but the only objective of the game is to drop the various floor at the top of each other. There is only one button to press when we want to drop a floor. The game is addictive because every time you lose and your building falls down, you want to retry to create an higher building or to increase your score. Tower Bloxx shows that it's not necessary to have realistic graphic or complex commands to realize a good game.

35

A pack with useless things

panz3r88 | Nov. 28, 2012 | Review of Binary Domain: Dan Marshall Pack

Binary Domain, like many other modern games, features many additional DLC that give you only skins or one or two new objects for an high price. In this case there is no reason to spend your money to buy only a new skill and a new weapon, so you can avoid to buy this DLC

55

A bad game mode

panz3r88 | Nov. 24, 2012 | Review of Sonic Adventure™ 2: Battle Mode

The battle mode DLC is a useless addition for Sonic Adventure 2, because you can play it only with a friend offline, there is not an online mode where you can face other player. Even if you are a fan of Sonic you will be disappointed by this DLC, because this battle mode is really far from the real Sonic gameplay

83

A collection of old style FPS

panz3r88 | Nov. 23, 2012 | Review of Doom 3 BFG Edition Pre

Doom 3 BFG contains all the titles related to the Doom series. For a good price you will have Doom 3 with its expansions and new missions, but you will receive also the first two Doom: even if they are very old and the graphic can't be compared to Doom 3 and modern FPS, they still remain two of the best FPS ever made. Doom 3 and its expansion are linear FPS where your only objective is to reach the end of the level and survive to all the monsters and aberration that try to kill you. The main defect of the game is that it's a bit too repetitive and after a few hours the monsters are no more scaring, but if you like FPS you should buy this title.

77

Not very long, but fun

panz3r88 | Nov. 23, 2012 | Review of Blazing Angels 2: Secret Missions of WWII

Blazing Angels 2 is a simple action game where you pillot different planes in order to fight and sabotate the Third Reich during World War 2. The game is not a simulation: it's easy to pilot each plane, even with the keyboard, and even if you pilot different type of planes the only difference between them is the weapon that is mouted. The eighteen levels of the single player campaign are not really long, but they are full of action and they present a good variety of situation, with very fun boss battles in some levels.

93

The return of agent 47

panz3r88 | Nov. 23, 2012 | Review of Hitman: Absolution PRE

After many years the new Hitman marks the return of agent 47 with a great stealth game. All the element of the series are still present: in each level you can decide the best approach to kill the enemy using all the instruments and weapon. If you perform the assassination in the best way , at the end of the mission you will receive a better score. One good point of the game is the possibility to select the level of difficult between the many available: I think that if you want to enjoy the game you should try the hardest difficult level and disable the istinct mode. The game in this case becomes a great challenge. If you love the Hitman series and the stealth games in general, Hitman Absolution you should consider to buy this game.

83

A solid RTS

panz3r88 | Nov. 23, 2012 | Review of Earth 2160 Capsule

Earth 2160 is really a great RTS. There are four factions with different characteristics that allow you to try different strategies: the Eurasian Dynasty as old units like tanks and helicopters and they are good for a defensive strategy;the UCS uses robotic units that can be improved through various add-on; the Lunar Corporation has very advanced units that use laser weapons. The new alien faction added to the game is probably one of the few defect of the game, because it's not well balanced with respect the other three factions. In single player each faction has a campaign with seven missions. The campaigns are good. Earth 2160 is a must buy for who wants a complex and fun RTS, even if it's inferior to Earth 2150 that has a more original single player campaign

88

The best of Sonic in 3D

panz3r88 | Nov. 22, 2012 | Review of Sonic Adventure™ 2

Sonic Adventure 2 represents with its predecessor one of the best 3D Sonic game ever made. Basically this is Sonic Adventure with a good story, many new characters and game modes. There are basically 3 different type of levels: with character like Sonic you will face the classical levels where you must go from the beginning to the end to the level as fast as you can using all Sonic abilities. With character like Tails the levels are full of enemies and object to destroy. In the end there are levels where you must find some objects in order to proceed, like in a treasure hunt. Other game mode include the possibility to replay each stage and boss battle and a kart racing mode, very funny. Sonic Adventure 2 is really a good platform and a must buy for Sonic fan-

74

A good game, but the predecessor is better

panz3r88 | Nov. 21, 2012 | Review of F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin

FEAR 2 is a linear FPS with a lot of action and less horror with respect to the first title. The game is quite good, but it looks like an expansion pack of the first FEAR. There are exactly the same elements of the first game. The story is not really original and the only interesting character is Alma, especially when she sometimes appears to scare the player. The possibility to slowdown time during fights is still present. There is only one real new addition in the game is the possibility to use mechs in some parts of the game: this section are quite easy and repetitive. If you loved the first FEAR you'll probably be disappointed by this sequel, probably the worst title of the series.

96

The scariest FPS ever made

panz3r88 | Nov. 21, 2012 | Review of F.E.A.R -

FEAR is better then the second and first title of the series. It's a linear FPS where the classical FPS action is sometimes interrupted by very scaring horror sequences, especially in the last levels of the base game. The first FEAR, like the other titles of this series , is characterized by a good and aggressive enemy IA, better than many other FPS. When you fight these enemies, you must pay attention to their tactics, especially on the highest level difficulty. The ability of Point Man to slow down time is really useful to survive hard fights. The game, with the two expansions Extraction Point and Perseus Mandate, is really long and it represent probably one of the best FPS ever made

89

Really good FPS

panz3r88 | Nov. 21, 2012 | Review of F.E.A.R. 3

FEAR 3 is very similar to its predecessor and it's quite linear: in each level you must go from one point to the other and survive to the soldiers and monster that try to kill you. The enemy have a good IA and they are quite aggressive, especially at the highest difficulty level: sometimes you see them trying to sorround you or to use cover or different tactics depending on the weapon that use. In FEAR 3 you can use two different characters:Point man has the ability to slow down time; Fettel can posses and use enemy bodies.The gameplay is more or less the same with the two characters. During the game you can complete many challenges like killing a certain number of enemies, or stay in cover for a certain time: if you complete many of them your score increase and you can even improve your health or the duration of POint Man and Fettel abilities. There are various multiplayer modes and you can even play the campaign in co-op with an other player FEAR 3 is a really good FPS even if the horror component that characterized the first two titles is completely disappeared

94

Fun and very long

panz3r88 | Nov. 19, 2012 | Review of Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City DNS

GTA 4 is really a fun, big and very long free roaming. If you don't have enough of this title after many hours of gameplay, Episodes From Liberty City is a must buy: the two combined DLC(The Lost and Damned and The Ballad of Gay Tony) add an amount of gameplay hours equal to the one of the original game. You will pass most of the time to steal vehicles or motorbike or to fight in gang or drug wars. You can still go out with your friends and do some activities or play some minigame. The new stories of the two titles are connected to the one of the main game and create with it interesting and complex situations where old and new characters appear. The Ballad of Gay Tony is better than The Lost and Damned because you receive a score at the end of the mission and you can retry it to improve your performances

92

A must buy for GTA fans

panz3r88 | Nov. 19, 2012 | Review of Grand Theft Auto IV: The Ballad of Gay Tony

The Ballad of Gay Tony is a good DLC and it's very similar to The Lost and Damned. The new story is quite interesting and allow you to meet new characteres and old faces from the other DLC and the base game. In this DLC there are more secondary mission with respect to The Lost and Damned, so you will need more time to get everything and reach the 100%. This missions include the usual activities presents in the other GTA titles: gunfights, races or car thefts. There is only one original thing in this DLC: after you finish a mission you will receive a score based on your performances and when you finish the mainstory you can replay them to improve your score. The Ballad of Gay Tony is more or less equal to the other GTA titles, so if you love this series and you want more you can buy and enjoy it

77

Very good DLC

panz3r88 | Nov. 10, 2012 | Review of Tropico 4: Pirate Heaven DLC DNS

Tropico 4 Pirate Heaven is really a good DLC. Unlike many other downloadable content, it adds many new things, in particular a new campaign with many new missions. The DLC adds many new possibilities and features related to piracy that allow you to increase your power and become reach hijacking ships and attacking villages for example. If you like Tropico 4, the Pirate Heaven DLC is a must buy

61

A DLC for football expert

panz3r88 | Nov. 10, 2012 | Review of Who wants to be a Millionaire: Football DLC

Who Wants to be a Millionaire is a game with a lot of tematic DLC. In this case the question are related to football, so if you are a fan of this sport and of this quiz this DLC is good.

68

It costs too much

panz3r88 | Nov. 9, 2012 | Review of Sanctum: Map Pack 1

If you like Sanctum and you want to try new challenges and maps, this pack with 4 new locations is a good choice. The maps are good and I found them harder then the one of the base game. The main defect of this pack is that it costs too much for what it offers: you must also consider that some of this maps are not completely new, but they are modifications of the maps contained in the original game

59

Short DLC

panz3r88 | Nov. 9, 2012 | Review of Risen 2 : Treasure Isle DLC

The Treasure Isle adds to Risen 2 a small isle where the tresure of Steelbeard is located. The DLC is very short and you will take less than one hour to understand all the easy clues left by Steelbeard and avoid all the traps to find its tresure. This DLC is not really interesting, but if you are a fan of Risen 2 and you want to know more about one of the most interesting characters of the game, you should buy it

92

A smaller version of GTA 4

panz3r88 | Nov. 8, 2012 | Review of Grand Theft Auto IV: The Lost & Damned

In the Lost And Damned DLC you can find all the features and good things of GTA 4 in a smaller scale. The story of good and helps to understand better some things that happened in the main game and know better Johnny Klebiz, a biker of The Lost gang. In this DLC you will pass most of the time riding your chopper and doing many activities. One of the new mini-games introduced in The Lost and Damned, the Air Hokey, is probably the best one and I found it really funny. The secondary missions are similar to the one of GTA 4: the races are probably the most interesting, because you can use a baseball bat while you are riding your motorbike to eliminate the other racers. The Lost and Damned is equal to the main game, so if you like GTA 4 you can surely buy this DLC and have more fun in Liberty City

94

Long and amazing game

panz3r88 | Nov. 8, 2012 | Review of Grand Theft Auto IV DNS

Grand Theft Auto 4 is really a great free roaming. The main story is really long and full of interesting of characters. If you add to this also the secondary mission you will need many hours reach the 100% completion. The mission are never boring and there are many things to do. One interesting thing in GTA 4 is the possibility to have friends and call them to do some fun activities, like drinking, play bowling, darts or go to the nightclub for example. The graphic is quite good, but sometimes there are slowdowns even on powerful PC. An other good aspect of the game is the music: you can listen to many good songs on the radio while you are riding a car or a motorcycle and you can even create your own radio using your MP3. After many hour of gameplay GTA 4 is not boring and it's always full of activities and places to discover.

71

Good story and original gameplay

panz3r88 | Nov. 2, 2012 | Review of Assassin's Creed Revelations: The Lost Archive DLC

The Lost Archive is a single player DLC for Assassin's Creed Revelations. The gameplay of the new missions of the additional content is the same of the sections with Desmond in the main game. All the levels are like a first person platform with some simple puzzles.The design of the levels is good and sometimes surreal. The new content is quite short but fun and it helps to discover new things about some characters of this game

70

Good pack if you love Assassin's Creed multiplayer

panz3r88 | Nov. 2, 2012 | Review of Assassin's Creed Revelations: Mediterranean Traveler DLC

If you love the multiplayer of Assassin's Creed Revelations this is the pack for you, because it adds many new maps where you can experience the gameplay of this game against other human enemies. There are different and fun game modes:in general you must assassinate one player while someone else is trying to kill you. Some of this maps are new, some comes from the old multiplayer of Assassin's Creed Brotherhood. The maps are full of place to hide and to prepare traps to kill the enemy.

73

A DLC with usefull content

panz3r88 | Oct. 29, 2012 | Review of Total War: Shogun 2 - Hattori Clan DLC

The Hattori Clan Pack is a good DLC because it adds new elements that can increase the hour of gameplay in Shogun 2 with a new scenario. The new faction, the Hattori clan, is well done and increase the variety in the gameplay. There is also an interesting armour that can give you bonus during battles

86

A good thriller

panz3r88 | Oct. 29, 2012 | Review of Alan Wake

Alan Wake is an action game where the protagonist, a writer, must fight against his nightmares that become real. In the game your main weapon is the light: you must use flares, flashlight or other light source to weaken the beasts that attack you and then kill them with a pistol or a shotgun. The best element of the game is the story,very interesting: you can also find many details related to what's happening finding various manuscript pages during the various levels. Alan Wake is a good horror: the atmosphere and the monsters are quite scary and every time you reach a new zone you can expect a general anxiouness at every turn. The PC version of Alan Wake contains also the DLC, so the main story plus this content guarantee many hours of gameplay.

67

Too short

panz3r88 | Oct. 28, 2012 | Review of Adam's Venture: Solomon's Secret CAP

Adam Venture:Solomon's Secret is a good adventure where you must travel through the various levels and solve various puzzles. There is a good variety of puzzle's to solve: there are math problems, sequences to solve or puzzles that require to move objects in the right moment. The game is quite fun and it has a good graphic, but it's really short: in three hours you will reach the end of the game

72

Very similar to the previous Mount & Blade

panz3r88 | Oct. 28, 2012 | Review of Mount & Blade: With Fire and Sword DNS

Mount & Blade:With Fire and Swords is very similar to the previous title of the series: you are a mercenary that must travel though the land looking for fame and fortune. The main difference between this title and its predecessor is the presence of firearms: with these weapons the tactics you must use during fights are differents. The other aspects of the game remains unchanged: the graphic is really outdated and the open world gamplay is still fun, especially in multiplayer If you are a fun of this series, Mount & Blade is really a good game that can add a lot of new hours of gameplay

74

Fun FPS

panz3r88 | Oct. 28, 2012 | Review of Project Snowblind

Project Snowblind is a first person shooter where you are a soldier with augmentation that make him a super human. During the game you will acquire many super-human powers that add variety to the gameplay: you can see enemies through walls or slow-down time for example. The AI of the enemy is good and reach the end of the game is not so simple. The game is quite short but it's really fun and full of action.

64

A simple pirate game

panz3r88 | Oct. 28, 2012 | Review of Buccaneer: The Pursuit of Infamy

In Buccaneer: The Pursuit of Infamy you are a pirate and you must accomplish mission to become rich and increase your fame. In the single player campaign you must complete the missions to get a powerful ship defeat all the enemies. During the missions you must increase your infamy completing various tasks. You must pay attention that infamy can also decrease if you fail missions. An other important aspect is the crew morale, that affects how fast infamy can decrease. The game is quite simple, you must pick up a mission, set sail and complete it to earn gold and infamy: after some time it can become quite repetitive, but the game remain fun.

69

An average shooter

panz3r88 | Oct. 28, 2012 | Review of Alpha Black Zero

Alpha Black Zero is a third person shooter with a futuristic setting. In the game you command a group of soldier and you can switch between them, leaving the movement of the others to the IA. The game is linear and quite repetitive, because your only goal is to advance in each level and kill all the enemies. There aren't other objectives or secondary missions. The graphic and the locations of the game are quite good and also the IA of the enemy and of our companion works well. Alpha Black Zero isn't a masterpiece, but if you are a fan of third person shooters you will enjoy it

52

Stylish useless item

panz3r88 | Sept. 24, 2012 | Review of Risen 2: A Pirate's Clothes DLC

The pirate clothes DLC adds to Risen 2 a new outfit, a ring and a pistol, so it's not so interesting. It's better to save money for DLC that add interesting contents like new locations and mission, like the Air Temple DLC

55

A boring action

panz3r88 | Sept. 14, 2012 | Review of Warhammer 40000: Space Marine (THQ)

Warhammer 40000 Space Marine is a third person action game where you must use all the abilities of a space marine to defeat your enemies. You can fight with both melee and ranged weapons, but the game is quite repetitive and boring and the levels are too linear. The graphic of the game is good and can look impressive, but the gameplay is poor

82

Amazing puzzle game

panz3r88 | Sept. 14, 2012 | Review of Warp

Warp is a puzzle game where you must control a robot with some powers and try to escape from the scientists that captured you. The powers of the robot allow to pass the various obstacles and enemies in different ways: you can decide to use them to kill the enemies or to avoid them and sneak through a room. The game is really fun and there are many collectibles to get.

63

Repetitive after a few time

panz3r88 | Sept. 14, 2012 | Review of Wasteland Angel

Wasteland Angel is a simple game , where you ride a vehicle and you must shoot to everything that moves using the weapon mounted on your vehicle. After a few levels the game become a bit repetitive and boring.

79

Challenging and fun

panz3r88 | Sept. 14, 2012 | Review of Waveform

Waveform is a very fun game. The idea of the game is simple, you must drive a ball along a light wave in order to avoid the enemies and obstacles. In the game you must change the shape of the wave moving the mouse and sometimes you must manage to collect other light balls and reach the 100% completion in each level. The game is quite challenging and there are many levels, after many hours it remains fun because you will still find new fun elements

82

Old platforms are always good

panz3r88 | Sept. 14, 2012 | Review of Wonder Boy III: Monster Lair

Wonder Boy III Monster Lair is an old platform game. Even if the graphic can't be compared to 2012 games, the gameplay remains good and you can enjoy the classic platform elements in the various levels where you must go to the end of the level fighting enemies and avoiding obstacles. There are also some sections similar to shooting games that introduce a variations in the classic platform gameplay

82

Unique action game

panz3r88 | Sept. 14, 2012 | Review of Zeno Clash

Zeno Clash is really an original game. It's a first person action game where the main weapons are your fist and kicks. The combat system is well done and you can try many different combos. There are also weapons, but they don't have many bullets and so they are not so important. The game is not so long and after some time it becomes repetitive, but you wil surely enjoy the original combat system

97

Even better than the predecessor

panz3r88 | Sept. 14, 2012 | Review of Batman: Arkham City

If you think that Arkham Asylum is one of the best action game of the last years you will see that its sequel is able to surpass it. The game is huge compared to the predecessors: there are many villains to face and many secondary missions and collectibles to discover. You can use all the gadgets and Batman abilities to beat the enemies and the game will never be boring. The story continues from the ending of Arkham Asylum and it's amazing like it's predecessor. I think that this game is a must buy, even if you are not a fan of Batman

83

Good ending of Ezio trilogy

panz3r88 | Sept. 14, 2012 | Review of Assassin's Creed Revelations: Gold

Assassin Creed Revelations can be considered equal to Brotherhood, and this is a good thing because you will have again to go around the city(Constantinopoli this time) and complete all the missions and task to help the Assassins to defeat the Templar. The new features in Revelation doesn't change the gameplay. Probably you will buy the game to see how Ezio and Altair story ends. The Gold edition contains some new content for singleplayer and multiplayer. The most important is probably the new single player campaign that reveals new details of the story and is an original first person view adventure

84

Very similar to Brotherhood

panz3r88 | Sept. 14, 2012 | Review of Assassins Creed Revelations

Assassin Creed Revelations is the game that finish the trilogy related to Ezio Auditore and tells you something more about the protagonist of the first Assassin Creed Altair. The game is very similar to Brotherhood: this time you will explore the city of Constantinopoli, where you must fight the Templar with the help of other Assassins. The game introduce some new elements,the most important is the grappling hook, that gives you new fighting option and ways to climb walls; You can create many different kind of bombs if you have the required elements, but in the end only few of them are usefull. In Revelations some times you must defend the area of the cities you conquered from the Templar in a minigame similar to a tower defense game: after sometimes you will find these defenses become repetitive. The multiplayer game of Brotherhood returns in Revelations and it's quite fun

75

Good fishing simulation

panz3r88 | Sept. 13, 2012 | Review of SEGA Bass Fishing DNS

SEGA Bass Fishing is a game that simulate the fishing activity: in general your objective is to get the heaviest fish or to win tournaments. After some times the game can become boring, If you want to enjoy at the best this game, it's better to use a gamepad

89

A crazy free roaming

panz3r88 | Sept. 13, 2012 | Review of Saints Row: The Third

Saints Row 3 is a free roaming game similar to GTA. There are many mission and task to complete and collectibles to get during the game. If you have played Saints Row 2, it's sequel is similar, but this time the programmer created really crazy weapons and vehicles and when you go around the city you can do really anything you want. After many hour of gameplay I don't find it boring and I still want to play it to see new strange things.

97

The best platform game in 2011

panz3r88 | Sept. 13, 2012 | Review of Rayman Origins

Rayman Origin is the return of one of the best platform games, probably one of the few that can compete with Mario. Like the titles says, Rayman return to the origin and to the 2D gameplay of the first title. The game is really amazing with fantastic graphic and musics. There are many collectibles to get during the game and it's really challenging to find them all. If you can play the game in co-op you will have even more fun. For me this is the best Rayman ever made and surpasses even the old Rayman 2.

78

Not the usual Splinter Cell, but with too many bugs

panz3r88 | Sept. 13, 2012 | Review of Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Double Agent

Splinter Cell Double Agent is really different from the other titles of the series. It's still an action stealth game, but the mission are not linear like in the previous titles. In the game you are an infiltrate in a terrorist group, so you must at the same time work for them and discover their plans to defeat them from the inside. In general you must do missions similar to the one of the previous game, but sometimes the NSA and terrorist will give you opposite objective and you must decide which one to complete. You must always remember that you must not do something that ruins your cover, otherwise it's game over. After the missions you will find yourself in the terrorist hideout, where you must use your abilities to sneak behind the terrorist and discover their secret. The original gameplay and story is a bit ruined by the bugs that afflict the game

85

This is the real episode 1

panz3r88 | Sept. 13, 2012 | Review of Sonic the Hedgehog 4 : Episode II

Sonic The Hedgehog 4 Episode 2 is the game that brings the fantastic Sonic gameplay of twenty years ago in 2012 and cancels completely the bad episode 1. This time the graphic and the music is amazing. The introduction of Tails allowed to introduce some original gameplay elements that consist in actions where Sonic and Tails cooperate to avoid obstacles and fight enemies. This time the boss fights are amazing, in particular the fights against Metal Sonic. For me the last two level are really amazing like the old ones of twenty years ago

57

The worst 2D Sonic game

panz3r88 | Sept. 13, 2012 | Review of Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode I

Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1 it's not the great return of Sonic to the old 2D gameplay style I expected. The first thing that disappointed me is that the game seem a collection of elements old Sonic games: I haven't found original stages and I am sure that the boss are the same of some old Sonic games. The other bad thing is the graphic, that is not good for a game released in 2011, in particular I found the backgrounds poor of details. If you are a Sonic fan you will be disappointed by this game.

52

A disappointing game for Duke Nukem fans

panz3r88 | Sept. 13, 2012 | Review of Duke Nukem Forever

Duke Nukem Forever is not the original FPS that many fans waited for so long. There are still some fun parts and the charisma of the protagonist is the same after many years, but the game is only a linear FPS where you have only to go from the start to the end and kill everyone. There are not bugs or glitch in the game, but after a few hours the game becomes quite boring and repetitive.

82

A particular action game

panz3r88 | Sept. 13, 2012 | Review of Magicka

Magicka is an action game different from the others: it has a good graphic and it's full of fun elements, but the most original part is the combat system different from the one of other games. During the game you can cast spells using a combination of maximum five of the ten available elements to create very different magic. In this way anyone can find the best way to fight the enemies. The campaign is very long, but after some times it can become ripetitive. It's better to play the game in co-op with some friends to have more fun.

65

Good game, not a masterpiece

panz3r88 | Sept. 13, 2012 | Review of The First Templar DNS

The First Templar is an action game where you take the role of a templar that is searching the Holy Graal. The story of the game is quite boring and not so original. The best element of the game is the fighting system: you can use single attacks and combos with different weapons and acquire new skills during the game if you accumulate enough XP. In the various levels there are some collectibles to get for extra experience and objects. The graphic of the game is really bad: this is a recent game and looks like a ten year old game There are many action games better then the First Templar, but if you have finished them all and you have nothing to play you can buy it.

91

A pack full of fantastic games

panz3r88 | Sept. 13, 2012 | Review of THQ 5-Pack

The THQ 5 pack is a collection of 5 good games released in this years: _Metro 2033 is a linear FPS where you must try to survive to hordes of monster and human enemies to save your home. The game has a very good atmosphere and it's quite hard, because you have really few resources and ammunition, so you must always think before shooting and save ammos _Warhammer 4000 Dawn of War 2 is a particular RTS with a few RPG elements, where you command 4 or 5 squad of space marines, each one with particular abilities. The game is good especially in multiplayer, while the dynamic campaign is single player is a bit repetitive _Company of Heroes is one of the best RTS released in the last years and it's similar to Dawn of War 2: you don't have to command a big number of soldiers and you must not collect resources like in old style RTS In the mission of the campaign you must in general conquer and defend some territories in the map. _Saints Row 2 is a free roaming characterized by funny characters and strange weapons and vehicles. The story and the mission are interesting. The only defect of the game is the graphic, really poor and not optimized on PC. _Red Faction Guerrilla is an other free roaming characterized by a good physic engine that allow you to destroy buildings in a realistic way. An other good game, but the mission after a while will become a bit repetitive.

24

Useless DLC with only outfits

panz3r88 | Sept. 13, 2012 | Review of Saints Row: The Third - Warrior Pack

The Warrior pack is a DLC that adds only 4 outfits for Saints Row 3 , it's better to save money for other DLC with mission like Genkibowl VII or Gangsta in Space.

89

Fantastic adventure

panz3r88 | Sept. 11, 2012 | Review of L.A. Noire: The Complete Edition

LA Noire complete edition contains the base game and all the cases and new element of all the DLC released. This game is an adventure different from the others, where you will take the role of Cole Phelps , a detective in Los Angeles in 1940's . The game is divided in many cases: usually you will start from the crime scene, where you collect the first clues and you interrogate a witness. The best part of the game is when you interrogate someone: the faces of the people are realistic, and when you are telling something to them you must pay attention to their reactions when they are talking to understand if they are saying the truth or not. You must often check your notes in order to see all the information you have collected to solve the case. In the game there are many collectibles to get (journals, film reel, etc) and many secondary missions called Street Crimes. These missions are quite boring and repetitive. LA Noire is a game different from the other, with some original elements. It's not hard, but it has an amazing story

86

A pack for who loves to fight with vehicles

panz3r88 | Sept. 11, 2012 | Review of Battlefield 3™: Armored Kill

Armored Kill is a DLC pack for people who like to use air and ground vehicles.The new maps of this pack are really large and so the players can use many of the vehicles present in the map to explore it. The DLC adds also new vehicles in order to increase your option: now you can use slow but powerful tanks or decide to move fast around the maps with the new APC for example. In this large maps the game is epic when there are many players and you can see epic fights between vehicles.

83

A good DLC with five interesting cases

panz3r88 | Sept. 10, 2012 | Review of LA Noire: DLC Bundle Capsule

The DLC bundle for LA Noire adds to the game five new cases. If you like the main story of this game, you can continue to enjoy the adventure of the detective Cole Phelps for many hours. The pack adds also some new outfits and some new collectibles to find around the city

28

Avoid this DLC

panz3r88 | Sept. 10, 2012 | Review of Saints Row: The Third - Explosive Combat Pack

Explosive Combat is an other DLC for Saints Row you can skip. There is no reason to pay that price only for a weapon and an outfit, even if they are good

15

A DLC with nothing interesting

panz3r88 | Sept. 10, 2012 | Review of Saints Row: The Third - Z-Style Pack

Saints Row 3 has many DLC pack like this, with only outfit and skin. In this case they reduced the number of elements to the minimum:you will get only a new skin and an outfit. You can skip this DLC like many others for this game

23

Not recommended

panz3r88 | Sept. 10, 2012 | Review of Saints Row: The Third - Funtime Pack DLC

Funtime Pack adds nothing interesting to Saints Row 3: you will get only a vehicle with a man catapult and a new skin. It's better to avoid this DLC for others with some new missions

29

An other DLC to avoid

panz3r88 | Sept. 10, 2012 | Review of Saints Row: The Third - Horror Pack

There are too many DLC for Saints Row 3 that add useless outfits like this one. I'm not saying that the new outfit are not good, but that it's not a good idea to buy them at that price

17

Nothing interesting in this DLC

panz3r88 | Sept. 10, 2012 | Review of Saints Row: The Third - Penthouse Pack DLC

The penthouse pack contains only some different skin for some female character in Saints Row 3, so it's better to save your money for other DLC that contains new missions

39

Cool outfit and vehicle, but expensive

panz3r88 | Sept. 10, 2012 | Review of Saints Row: The Third - Nyte Blayde Pack DLC

Nyte Blayde is an other DLC for Saints Row 3 with outfits and vehicles. Even if this pack contain cool stuff, they don't offer nothing interesting in term of gameplay and mission, so its better to avoid them

60

A DLC without additional gameplay

panz3r88 | Sept. 10, 2012 | Review of Deus Ex Human Revolution: Tactical Enhancement Pack

Tactical Enhancement pack is an expansion pack that doesn't add additional gameplay to Deus Ex Human Revolution. You can buy it if you want to add two powerful weapon to your arsenal and a good amount of credits

19

Only skin for vehicles

panz3r88 | Sept. 9, 2012 | Review of Saints Row: The Third - Special Ops Vehicle Pack DLC

This pack takes some of the military vehicles and apply to them a skin of the Saints Row gang. In the end this DLC is useless because it doesn't offer additional gameplay

29

Fun but expensive

panz3r88 | Sept. 9, 2012 | Review of Saints Row: The Third - Money Shot Pack DLC

Many of the Saints Row 3 adds funny thing that are really interesting like this one, but they are too expensive. For the same price, instead of buying only a skin or an ability you can buy cheap full games

41

Like many other Saints Row 3 DLC... too short

panz3r88 | Sept. 9, 2012 | Review of Saints Row: The Third - The Trouble with Clones DLC

The Trouble with Clones is an other Saints Row 3 DLC with the same defect of all the other pack with additional missions of this game: it's too short and you will finish the missions in a few hours. As usual the missions are fun, but for that price a DLC like this is not a good purchase

55

A Saints Row 3 DLC with some missions

panz3r88 | Sept. 9, 2012 | Review of Saints Row: The Third - Gangstas in Space DLC

Gangstas in Space is better than many other Saints Row 3 DLC because it adds some missions and hour of gamplay and not only usefull outfit, but it still offer not much for that price. The missions are fun like the rest of the game but they are really short.

77

More maps that adds variety to the gameplay

panz3r88 | Sept. 9, 2012 | Review of Battlefield 3: Back to Karkand DLC

Back to Karkand DLC is a good DLC for Battlefield 3, because it adds some of the best maps coming from Battlefield 2. The maps have a good extension and they respect the gameplay style of Battlefield with large areas and the presence of many vehicles. The DlC adds also some weapons and a new gameplay mode that increase the variety of the game. The only defect of this pack is the high price

64

Good map, but very far from Battlefield style

panz3r88 | Sept. 9, 2012 | Review of Battlefield 3: Close Quarters

In the Close Quarter pack the developer have decided to release some maps where the gameplay is similar to its rival Call of Duty: the maps are really small and enemies are always behind the corner. If you play these maps you will pass most of your time with a shotgun. The good point of this expansion is that all maps have the same characteristics, so if you don't like this type of gameplay you can avoid to buy this pack. In the end the maps are well done and fun, but far from Battlefield 3 gameplay, because maps are really too small and there are no wehicles

93

A must have for PC gamer

panz3r88 | Sept. 9, 2012 | Review of Battlefield 3 Premium Service

Battlefield 3 premium represent the best FPS multiplayer experience on PC, and with the premium content it will continue to increase the variety and the amount of maps also in the end of 2012. Battlefield 3 are fun if you cooperate with the other players in your team. With the various expansion pack the variety of the maps is very good and can change from the small map of the Close Quarter pack to the large map where you can use many different kind of vehicles in the Armored Kill pack. There is also a single player mode, but it's really short and you can use it as a training for the multiplayer sessions. Battlefield 3 was the best FPS in winter 2011 and with the additional content of the premium edition can remain the best also in 2012

69

A lot of additional content for the game

panz3r88 | Sept. 9, 2012 | Review of Saints Row: The Third - Season Pass

The Season Pass is the best way to collect all the additional stuff contained in the DLC of Saints Row 3 for a good price. In this way you can get additional outfits,bonus and vehicles, but also new missions and gameplay modes. This package is surely better than buying each single DLC.

32

Nothing useful... again

panz3r88 | Sept. 8, 2012 | Review of Saints Row: The Third - Steelport Gangs DLC

The Steelport Gangs DLC adds new skin to the game, in this way you can wear the outfit of the enemy gangs. There's not new game modes, so this DLC is useless like many other Saints Row DLC

33

An other DLC with useless things

panz3r88 | Sept. 8, 2012 | Review of Saints Row: The Third - Witches And Wieners DLC

Saints Row 3 is a good game with a lot of good and funny things. If you want to increase the amount of crazy outfits and vehicles you can buy this Witches and Wieners DLC. The problem of this pack, like many other Saints Row 3 DLC, is the abscence of new missions and gameplay modes

54

Only a weapon in this DLC

panz3r88 | Sept. 8, 2012 | Review of Saints Row: The Third - Shark Attack Pack

This Shark Attack DLC adds a weapon crazy like Saints Row 3: only in this game you can attack a people with a shark. The weapon is very fun, but the DLC contain only this, so you can buy it only if you want to collect everything of Saints Row 3

31

Useless like many other Saints Row 3 DLC

panz3r88 | Sept. 8, 2012 | Review of Saints Row: The Third - Bloodsucker Pack DLC

Saints Row 3 Bloodsucker pack is one of the many DLC that adds useless things to the game, in this case you will get only a special skill you can use to recover fast your life and some bonuses. If you buy this DLC you won't get additional hour of gameplay.

28

An other useless DLC

panz3r88 | Sept. 7, 2012 | Review of Saints Row: The Third - Maximum Pleasure Pack

Maximum Pleasure pack is an other Saints Row 3 DLC where no new gameplay and modes are added. If you want to collect outfit,vehicles and weapons and even some cheats you can buy it, but like many other Saints Row 3 DLC it's a waste of money

39

No gameplay or modes added

panz3r88 | Sept. 7, 2012 | Review of Saints Row: The Third - Purple Ops Pack

The purple ops pack is a DLC only for who want to get everything of Saints Raw the Third. The DLC is only a collection of weapons and outfit but doesn't add new gameplay modes or mission. At that price you can buy full games.

60

Better than other Saints Row 3 DLC

panz3r88 | Sept. 7, 2012 | Review of Saints Row The Third - Genkibowl VII

Genkibowl is one of the few Saints Row 3 DLC that adds some new mission without an interesting . The various missions are crazy and fun like the base game, but they are quite short and you will finish them in a few hours, so the price of this DLC is too much for what it offers

84

Easy but unique game

panz3r88 | Sept. 7, 2012 | Review of L.A. Noire Capsule

LA Noire is a particular adventure game in which you are a detective who must investigate on various cases in Los Angeles in 1947. The game is original and allow you to experience all the things a detective must do to solve the case, like searching for clues in the crime scenes and interrogate suspects. There are also some action parts that consist in gun fights and car chases, but they are not the core of the gameplay. The interrogations are the most original part of the game: the faces of the various NPC so realistic that it seems that you are looking to real people. With this complex animations the player must look at the NPC and decide if he is saying the thruth or not and accuse him or not using the clues you find in the crime scene. The game is not really long and it's easy if you don't disable all the helps. The graphic is good , but it's not optimized and you can see stuttering even on really powerful pc configuration

16

Useless DLC

panz3r88 | Sept. 7, 2012 | Review of Saints Row: The Third - Unlockable Pack

This DLC pack, like many other is only for someone of want to collect everything or is a real fan of the specific game. This unlockable pack doesn't add missions or new hour of gameplay but only unlock some item and bonus that maybe you will not use

85

A game similar to the previous titles

panz3r88 | Sept. 7, 2012 | Review of Max Payne 3 DNS

Max Payne 3 is like its predecessor a third person action game. The main element of the previous games are still present: the bullet time that allow to slow down time and the shoot dodge that allow to perform spectacular kill. The new Brazilian setting is good and mantains the noir style of the game and Max is till the same character with many problems but ready to fight to defend what is important for him. The singleplayer experience is equal to the one of the previous Max Payne titles. The game is linear and full of enemy to kill one after the other to reach the end. Even if there is a cover system, a feature typical of modern action games, you can't stay behind a wall forever, because the enemy IA is good and very aggressive. In Max Payne there is also a multiplayer mode, with many different game modes and very well done that add many hour of gameplay after the end of the singleplayer. Max Payne 3 is a good third person action game that doesn't disappoint the old fan of the old Max Payne titles

66

Good story but frustating gameplay

panz3r88 | Sept. 7, 2012 | Review of Still Life 2

Still Life 2 continues the story of the previous title and answers all the question left unanswered in the previous game. The game is again an adventure where you can control two characters, the agent Victoria Mc Pherson from the previous game and a new character, the journalist Paloma Hernandez. There is a particular element that makes this adventure original but frustating at the same time: the inventory has limited slots. This means that you can't bring with you everything you find, but you must understand in any situation what you need to go on and deposit useless things in one of the many deposits presents in the various locations of the game. This aspect of the game is good because it increase the level of difficulty, but it also means that you must remember where you deposit something because it can become useful later This is frustating because there are many locations with many places where you can position objects and it can become hard to remember where you have placed something. Still Life 2 has a good story like its predecessor, but the gameplay is worse.

93

The best football game on PC

panz3r88 | Sept. 7, 2012 | Review of FIFA 12

FIFA 12 is a great football simulation. After many years EA decided to create a PC version equal to the console one with all the new feature and innovations that make this simulation great. The most important element of the game is the physic engine that allow to control the ball in the realistic way and to see realistic impact between the footballers. For this game a gamepad is recommended, in this way you can use all the features of the game: the analogue sticks of the gamepad are useful to try all the dribbling and tricks. In FIFA 12 the most important feature is related to the new tactical defending system: in the previous game the tactic was always to press one button and allow the player nearest to the opponent to attack the ball; this time the defender can stay in front of the opponent and slow him down instead of going directly to attack the ball. FIFA 12 is a must have for PC gamers who loves football games.

79

Challenging collection of city builders

panz3r88 | Sept. 3, 2012 | Review of Tropico Reloaded Cap

Tropico Reloaded is a collection of the first title of the series. In Tropico and its expansion you are a dictator, while in Tropico 2 you are a pirate and you must manage all aspect of your island to create a stable economy. In both games there are many scenario with different objectives that are very challenging, because you must learn how to use your resources to reach the objective in a limited amount of time. Tropico is a challenging game that will give many hours of gameplay to peole who love this genre

63

If you love Gothic you will be disappointed

panz3r88 | Sept. 3, 2012 | Review of ArcaniA DNS

Arcania is not a bad action/gdr , but if you compare it with the previous titles in the Gothic series, in particular the first two, you will be really disappointed. One of the main weak point of this title is the protagonist, that has not the charisma of the nameless hero of the previous chapters. In Arcania many element that contributed to make Gothic a great action/gdr are removed: the skill tree is really simplified and also the combat system, for this reason you can consider Arcania more an action than a gdr, while in the previous tiltles it was the contrary. If you have never tried action gdr this game can be a good starting point, but if you have played the previous Gothic titles it's better to avoid Arcania

83

Different from Tomb Raider but a very good game!

panz3r88 | Sept. 3, 2012 | Review of Lara Croft And The Guardian Of Light

This game is a different from other Tomb Raider games. It's not a third person action shooter, but looks like a platform game with an isometric camera. The levels are full of action and enemies to kills. There are also some puzzles like in the classic Tomb Raider games. You can play the game in single player but you will have more fun in cooperative, in this way the other player will command the other main character of the game called Totec, that will help Lara through all the adventure. The game is short, but always fun and full of action in every level.

81

An original platform

panz3r88 | Sept. 1, 2012 | Review of Chester

Chester is a very good platform game. In all the levels you must reach the end of the level fighting against many different enemies. During the game you can collect many secrets and get many stamps that are the coin you need to buy other characters or bonus in the shop. The original element of the game is the possibility to switch enviroment and character during the game: this ability allow you to use the best character to face each enemy, while the ability to change enviroment gives you different bonuses. Each character has a particular ability and can improve his skill defeating enemies and gaining experience.

93

If you start to play it, you will never stop

panz3r88 | Sept. 1, 2012 | Review of Trackmania United Forever

Trackmania United Forever is a fantastic arcade racing game. The gameplay is simple: you have a track with crazy jumps and loops and you must reach the finish line as fast as you can. The game seems simple, but if you want to go really fast and improve your times you must learn really well the circuit and all the loops and jumps. The main aspect of this game is the really powerful editor you can use to create the track of your dream, and if you are not good or you don't have enough fantasy you can go online and download all the creation of many players that love this game and start to enjoy many crazy tracks. Online is the core of the game and you will spend most of the time in your favourite tracks with many other players trying to achieve the best time

85

Deep and amazing simulation

panz3r88 | Sept. 1, 2012 | Review of Anno 1404: Gold

Anno 1404 is a very good city builder where you must manage in the best way a city of the Middle Age. In the game there are two different kind of civilizations, the occidental and the oriental civilization, each one with it's specific needs and buildings The game is quite complex because there are many parameter to manage: in general you start from a small city with a few inhabitants and after some hour of gameplay you arrive to manage an empire with many big cities. When your town becomes bigger new buildings are available and you can use them to satisfy the needs of the citizens, that require more resources to be happy. In general the map consist of many island, so if you want to mantain your economy you must explore the map to find islands with new resources and estabilish commercial routes If you are not expert with this type of game the single player campaign is a good starting point: it has a good story and it can be considered like a huge tutorial where all aspects of the game are shown. There is also the free game mode where you can set all possible variables of the game as you want. If you want to try some hard challenges, there are some scenarios with very hard objectives you can achieve after many hour of gameplay

86

Linear game with grat atmosphere

panz3r88 | Sept. 1, 2012 | Review of Metro 2033

Metro 2033 is a classic fps game with a story full of mistery and a great atmosphere. The game is linear, and in each level you must go from one point to the other of the map, but this doesn't mean that the game is simple. The resources are very limited and you must always think before shooting, because if you waste bullets you will risk to remain only with your combat knife. The military bullet are also the money you can use to buy weapons, medikit and other things from traders, so you can decide to not use them for buying something. Sometimes you can decide to use a stealth approach, in particular in levels where you must fight against human enemies, and spare some ammo. The IA of the enemies is not brilliant, but the level of difficult make them really though opponents, because they can kill you with a few bullet. The best part of the game is the scaring atmosphere you will face during all the game and the story, for most part of the game is hard to understand clearly what's happening around and who is the real enemy.

72

Equal to the predecessors

panz3r88 | Sept. 1, 2012 | Review of Alien Breed 3: Descent

Descent is the last chapter in the Alien Breed series. It's again an isometric action shooter that continues and ends the story of the previous two games. There is again a single player mode with 5 levels, some survival mode maps and some multiplayer co-op missions. The gameplay is always the same and you must again survive hordes of aliens and manage the limited amount of resources you will find during the game. If you loved the first two title of the series you will like also this final chapter

72

Good but very short action shooter

panz3r88 | Sept. 1, 2012 | Review of Alien Breed: Impact

Alien Breed Impact is an isometric action shooter. The single player campaign is not really long, there are only 5 levels, but it's always fun. The level of difficult is not low: in each level you must resist to hordes of aliens and the resources you have and you can find to survive are very limited, so you must manage them in the best way. There is also a multiplayer mode with some co-op missions, but the game remains very short and you will fin ish it in 4-5 hours.

79

Good series of action shooter

panz3r88 | Sept. 1, 2012 | Review of Alien Breed Trilogy

Alien Breed Trilogy contains the three isometric action shooter of the series: Impact, Assault and Descent. With all this game you will find 15 single player levels full of action and many different type of aliens that assault you. If you sum all the three single player campaigns the game is quite long and with a good story. Assault and Descent have also a survival mode, where you must resist to hordes of aliens in very small maps. There is also a multiplayer mode in each game where you can play some co-op mission. The gameplay in all three games is the same and you must pay attention to manage your medikit and ammunition because the resources in the game are very limited

82

Good and challenging platformer

panz3r88 | Aug. 31, 2012 | Review of Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle

Alex Kid in the Enchanted Castle is a very good platform game. The gameplay is quite fast. The levels are full of enemies and obstacles you must avoid to reach the end. Alex can defeat his enemies using his punches and kickes.You can even drive some vehicle like a motorcycle and an helicopter. The game is never boring and the level of difficult is not low.

72

Good arcade racing

panz3r88 | Aug. 31, 2012 | Review of Crazy Taxi DNS

Crazy taxi is a simple game. You must take a passenger and reach the destination as fast as you can to earn more money and avoid game over. This is an arcade racing, so if you hit walls or other car the only effect is that you lose speed and time. The game is fun, but a bit repetitive, because you must always do the same thing , the only reason to keep playing it is to improve your scores. The alternatives to this gameplay are a few challenges where you must use your taxi in very funny situations.

56

Very simple arcade game.

panz3r88 | Aug. 26, 2012 | Review of Space Harrier II

Space Harrier 2 is an arcade game where you must fight enemies with your gun and avoid the obstacles while the screen keeps to scroll. At the end of each level you must face an hard fight with the boss. The game is really simple and you will reach the end in no time. The only reason to keep playing it is to increase your score and reach a very high record

85

Fun classic platform

panz3r88 | Aug. 24, 2012 | Review of Ristar

Ristar has all the characteristic of the good old platform games of 20 years ago. The game is quite easy but every element is well done. The graphic is good and the musics are really interesting. Ristar is really slow with respect many of the other character you usually see in platform game. The characteristic that distinguish the game are the telescopic arms of the character that allow him to grab object and attack enemies far from him. This element allow to have a good variety in the gameplay. The bosses are fun but quite easy to beat. In each level there is an additional challenge that consist in finding a secret switch that allow to reach a bonus level. If you complete these bonus levels, at the end of the game you will see some passwords to insert in the option menu to unlock particular features, like the ability to choose the stage or boss you want to play.

88

An amazing adventure!

panz3r88 | Aug. 24, 2012 | Review of Ecco the Dolphin

Ecco the Dolphin is a particular adventure game with a good variety. In this game you are a dolphin and you must explore the level to understand how to reach the following stage. Sometimes you can easily use your orientation, but you have a Sonar ability that allows you to see part of the map around you and find the right path. During each level you must also solve some simple puzzles and try to survive to the attack of the various enemies:you can also attack them but in general is better to avoid them because you don't have many tools to attack them. Ecco the Dolphin is a very fun game and a good challenge with respect many other games

43

Short and without variety...

panz3r88 | Aug. 24, 2012 | Review of Altered Beast

This is a really bad action game. You must reach the end of the level killing all the enemies and the final boss. During the levels you can increase your power killing the silver wolf with three head and collecting the orb he leaves when he die. If you collect three orbs you can transform in a very powerful beast and you can kill easily all the enemies. The game is really simple and short,there are only 5 levels and in less than one hour you will reach the ending credits.

69

Similar to Commandos 2 but easier and shorter

panz3r88 | Aug. 18, 2012 | Review of Commandos 3: Destination Berlin

Commandos 3 Destination Berlin is very similar to its predecessor and looks like an add on of Commandos 2. The game is an original RTS where you must command a few specialized men. Each commando has an inventory and unique abilities you must use in the best way to achieve your objectives. If you have already played the previous title of the Commandos series, you will find the singleplayer campaign very easy: the mission are shorter and not so complex like the one of the predecessor and you can complete all of them in more or less 6-7 hours. Compared to the other title of the series, Destination Berlin is worse then the previous titles, but it can be a good title for who wants to try for the first time the unique gameplay of the Commandos series

76

Crazy and fun free roaming

panz3r88 | Aug. 17, 2012 | Review of Saints Row 2

Saints Row 2 is the first title of the series released for the PC. It's a free roaming game where there are many things to do. In the main missions you must defeat the other gangs to take control of the city. The game is very long because there are a lot of side missions and collectibles to get. In this mission you can drive many different type of vehicles(cars and helycopters) and use various weapons. During your playthrough you will see many crazy and funny events and you will hardly be bored. You can also have fun with other players and play the mission in cooperative mode. The main problem of the game is the bad optimization of the graphic engine: sometimes you can see slowdowns and freezings even on powerful machines

78

Good game , similar to the predecessors

panz3r88 | Aug. 15, 2012 | Review of Red Faction Armageddon

Red Faction Guerrilla is a third person action shooter similar to its predecessor,Red Faction Guerrilla. The key element of this game is the ability to destroy all buildings in a realistic way with all the weapons the game give you.The best parts of the game are the one where you must demolish building and you need to find the weak points of the structure to destroy it with a few shoot .
This element allow to create a fun and original gameplay. An other element added to Armageddon is the nanoforge weapon:while in Guerrilla this weapon was the most powerful because it was able to vaporize everything, in this title you can upgrade it and use it in many different ways and even to rebuilt things, so you can create defenses with it. The story is quite boring, so you will concentrate on the gameplay. You can also try this original gameplay in multiplayer and have fun in some cooperative modes where with other players you must defend yourself from hordes of enemies

83

Great story and gameplay

panz3r88 | Aug. 11, 2012 | Review of Thief: Deadly Shadows Capsule

The last title of the Thief series is inferior with respect its predecessors, but it's still one of the best stealth games. The most important innovation in Deadly Shadows is that you can swap between first and third person view. The first person view is the one typical of the Thief series and if you want to enjoy the game it's better to use it, because it's more immersive and the game is harder. If you play the game in third person view the visual behind the character allow you to understand better what happens around you and it's easy to sneak behind the enemy. An other good element of Deadly Shadows is the interesting story with a cool character, Garrett

84

The best 3D Sonic game

panz3r88 | Aug. 11, 2012 | Review of Sonic Adventure DX CAP

Sonic Adventure is one of the first Sonic game in 3D. Every element present in the classic 2D Sonic games is reproduced well even with the new dimension and you must still travel at high speed through a level to reach the end. One of the best element of Sonic Adventure is the possibility of control other character like Tails, Knuckles and others that have a slightly different moves with respect to Sonic.This element adds a good variety to the gameplay. Sonic Adventure is a must have for every Sonic fan and it's a good 3D platform game,but the 2D titles are better

52

Good story and poor gameplay like the previous title

panz3r88 | Aug. 11, 2012 | Review of Kane and Lynch 2: Dog Days

If you have played the first Kane & Lynch you will not find many differences in Dog Days. This is a third person action shooter where you must reach the end of each level killing all the enemies. There are not other things to do in the level. The story is good but the game is short and the enemy IA is really bad. After the short single-player you can try the multiplayer, where there is the same mode present in the first game where you and the other player must cooperate to steal as much as you can in the various maps and fight against the cops

97

One of the best RPG ever made

panz3r88 | Aug. 6, 2012 | Review of The Witcher II: Assassins of Kings Enhanced Edition

The Witcher 2 is a great action RPG , deep and with an amazing story. The best element of the game is that when you make a choice, you can see the consequences after many hours of gameplay, so you must always think well how to answer to a certain character or perform a certain action. This system allow to have a good replay value, also because a certain choice will even change part of the game. The combat system is spectacular, but not perfect: you can combine weapons, traps and the magic of signs to defeat your enemy, but the targeting system doesn't work really well. The alchemy and the enhancement given by the potion you can create are not so important like in the first Witcher and you can finish the game without using them. The story and the various character you will encounter during the game are really interesting and the best thing is that it's hard to understand always is someone is the good or the bad guy: this interesting aspect of the game allow to increase the difficult in some quests when you must make a choice that can turn hostile to you an other character

80

Fantastic story but repetitive gameplay

panz3r88 | Aug. 6, 2012 | Review of Mass Effect

Mass Effect is a good action sci-fi RPG. The best element of the game is the amazing story and the many cool character that will help you and you will encounter during the playthrough. The combat system is good: you fight in real time, but in every moment you can stop the game and decide what power use and how to move your companion. There are part of the games where you must decide how to answer to the various character in order to decide if Shepard has a good or bad attitude with respect to the other. One of the weak point of the game are the side mission, because they are repetitive and after some of them they become boring

79

Good but inferior to the first title

panz3r88 | Aug. 6, 2012 | Review of Syberia 2

Syberia 2 continues and finish the story of the first chapter. The game is equal to its predecessor in terms of gameplay, but it's really easier and shorter. You will finish it in 5-6 hours if you are good in this kind of game. The story and the characters remain the best elements of the game.

86

Simple, but great story

panz3r88 | Aug. 6, 2012 | Review of Syberia

Syberia is the classic point&click adventure. The game is not hard even for people that are not expert in this game genre. It's best element is the amazing story with many characters with a good charisma. If you are a fan of adventure and you are looking for a game with a good story,buy this game.

73

Good for fun of adventure games

panz3r88 | Aug. 6, 2012 | Review of Still Life

Still Life is a classic point&click adventure game. The story is not a masterpiece but it's never boring. During two games you will follow two stories(Gus McPherson in the past and Victoria McPherson in the present) apparentely different at the beginning, but they will lead to the same ending, The puzzle are simple and you will not need a lot of time to complete the game, even if there are some frustating puzzles

84

Timeless classic

panz3r88 | Aug. 6, 2012 | Review of Sonic the Hedgehog CAP

Sonic the Hedgehog is the first of many similar games dedicated to the blue hedgehog, so you will find many elements typical of this game: the high speed, the bumpers and the special stage where you must collect all the chaos emerald to unlock Super Sonic. The game is short and quite easy, but it's always fun

88

Amazing platform

panz3r88 | Aug. 6, 2012 | Review of Rayman 2

Rayman 2 is probably the best game dedicated to the Ubisoft mascotte. It's a 3D platform game, very long and with a good variety: you must fight enemies using Rayman abilities and you must explore all the levels to find all the collectibles. The game is always amazing and full of funny and crazy moments

84

Amazing platform

panz3r88 | Aug. 6, 2012 | Review of Rayman 2

Rayman 2 is probably the best game dedicated to the Ubisoft mascotte. It's a 3D platform game, very long and with a good variety: you must fight enemies using Rayman abilities and you must explore all the levels to find all the collectibles. The game is always amazing and full of funny and crazy moments

88

A collection of original games

panz3r88 | Aug. 6, 2012 | Review of Penumbra Collection

Penumbra collection contains all the three games of the series:Overture, Black Plague and Requiem. The first two games are first person survival horror while Requiem is a puzzle game where the horror component is not present. In all the game you must use a particular system to control your character: when you must open a door or move an object, you must use your mouse to simulate the movement you perform in real life. With this system and with the horror atmosphere of Overture and Black Plague Frictional Games manged to create a very fun and original series of games

75

Good RPG but not a masterpiece like its predecessors

panz3r88 | Aug. 6, 2012 | Review of Gothic 3: Gold Edition

Gothic 3 is a RPG that continues the story of the first two Gothic. The hero reach Myrtana, the main continent and its actions will determine the fate of the world. The map is really huge with respect to the previous titles and you will explore different zones: the deserts of Varant in the south, the forests of Myrtana in the center and the snowy mountains of Nordmar in the north. In the expansion Forsaken Gods you will explore only Myrtana One of the weak element of Gothic 3 is the story, that is not amazing like in the previous chapter. The main problem of the game is that at a certain point you will feel lost due to this huge map where usually it's not clear where you must go. An other element that contribute to make the game frustating is that the quest log is not clear, so you will hardly understand the story and where to go to complete the various quests. The game contains all the feature that many Gothic fun loved in the previous game.The gold version of the game contains also all the patch that many players who love this game have made during this year to remove many of the bug and defects of the main version

95

Stealth Game masterpiece

panz3r88 | Aug. 5, 2012 | Review of Thief II: The Metal Age

Thief 2 is probably the best stealth game ever made. The command is in first person perspective and you must use all your tools and weapons to avoid the enemies and complete all the objectives in a level. There are various difficulty level that allow to give the right level of challenge for everyone. If you play at the highest level difficult you usually must avoid to be seen and collect more loot with respect to lower level of difficult. The story is interesting and Garrett is a really cool character. In each level there is a good variety of objective to complete and you have many tools to complete the levels in many different ways

57

Boring arcade racing

panz3r88 | Aug. 5, 2012 | Review of Need For Speed: ProStreet

Need for Speed ProStreet is an arcade racing different from the last chapter of the series because you will only race in close circuits and you will not have a city to freely explore. The game is quite boring and easy and you will only have to complete all the races one after the other to reach the end of the game. The game AI is really poor and you will be bored after a few hours of gameplay. There are not many options to personalize your vehicles like in other Need for Speed titles

65

Sometimes frustating

panz3r88 | Aug. 5, 2012 | Review of Midnight Club II DNS

Midnight is a racing arcade where you must simply win one after the other the races to advance in the game to obtain better and faster cars. There is a good variety of races: sometimes you must pass through the checkpoints in a given order, other times you must decide in which order to pass all the given checkpoints. You don't race in circuits, but in some cities(Los Angeles, Paris and Tokio), so you must pay attention to other cars and the police that can disturb your race. Sometimes this elements is really annoying and make frustating any race because you will win many times if you are lucky and not due to your driving skills.

81

Crazy arcade racing

panz3r88 | Aug. 5, 2012 | Review of Flatout

Flatout is an arcade racing game where you must win the race and avoid that other racers destroy your car. In each race the opponent cars are really aggressive and you must use all your abilities to avoid them and reach them. The game is quite fun and hard and there are also fun game modes where you must use your car to play darts or other funny games where you must launch the driver to reach a certain target. If you want a game similar to destruction derby, buy this game.

90

Fun arcade racing

panz3r88 | Aug. 5, 2012 | Review of Burnout Paradise: The Ultimate Box

Burnout Paradise is an amazing arcade racing game. There is a city full of different events and collectibles to explore and many different cars to use and unlock. The races are spectacular and the damage system allow to see spectacular incidents. The game is really fun in singleplayer but it's even better in multiplayer, where you can race against other player or cooperate with them to complete particular tasks around the city.

81

Good game but very hard

panz3r88 | Aug. 5, 2012 | Review of Men of War: Red Tide Cap

Men of War Red Tide is a game for player really expert in RTS games. The game is really hard and if you make a simple mistake you will easily fail the mission, so you must plain carefully each move and use in the best way all your available men. Each soldier has an inventory you must manage in the best way to have in all situation the correct resources to complete the mission. If you like RTS and very hard challenges these is the game for you, if you are not good in this game genre you will find it frustating and you will hardly complete even the first mission

71

Good classic FPS

panz3r88 | Aug. 5, 2012 | Review of Painkiller: Overdose DNS

Painkiller Overdose is a FPS equal to the original and the expansion Out of Hell. If you want more maps and hours of gameplay of Painkiller you will enjoy this game. The main feature that characterize this game is again the possibility to choose between a group of abilities to improve your abilities against the enemies. You can gain new abilities completing a level in a certain way. If you want an FPS with a lot of non-stop action, buy this game

99

The best action game ever made

panz3r88 | Aug. 4, 2012 | Review of Mafia

Mafia is probably the best action game ever made. This third person action game has a really amazing story with many cool characters . The various chapters of the game have a good variety with gun fights and section where you ride cars or you must protect or fight with other characters The game is not easy , there are many hard parts, but the game is never frustating. Even if you are not a fan of action games, buy this masterpiece!

76

Good game with some defects

panz3r88 | Aug. 4, 2012 | Review of Far Cry 2

Far Cry 2 is a good game but not a masterpiece. In this free roaming you must complete many mission for the various factions in order to achieve your objectives. The main features of the game is the malaria you get at the beginning of the game. In every moment of the game this illness can annoy you, so you must always be prepared to take a medicine. An other interesting aspect of the game are the friends you meet during your playthrough. If you help them, they can assist in your mission, suggesting an alternative to complete the mission. You must pay attention that your friends can die if you don't protect them. The game is quite long and fun but the mission are repetitive and after some time do the same thing a lot of times becomes annoying. There is also a multiplayer mode you can try when you are tired of the singleplayer campaign

85

Incredible graphic

panz3r88 | Aug. 4, 2012 | Review of Crysis

Crysis is the FPS with the best graphic where you take control of a super soldier in a tropical setting. The game is divided in two parts. In the first part of the game you must fight against enemy corean soldiers. When you reach half of the game human enemies are substituted by the aliens. There is a good variety in the first part of the game, in particular because you must explore a very large map and you can decide how to fight the enemy using the power of your nano suit: in this way you can decide to use a stealth approach or try the frontal assault. In the part of the game where the alien appear the game remain fun but it becomes linear

91

Original and fun in multiplayer

panz3r88 | Aug. 4, 2012 | Review of Borderlands Game of the Year Edition dns

Borderlands is a particular game that try to mix FPS and RPG reaching a good result. The game is really long and there is a good variety of enemies. One of the best element of the game is the presence of a big amount of different weapons you can choose. The missions are a bit repetitive but the gameplay is really fun. If you can play it in cooperative multiplayer with some friends the fun and the difficulty of the game is increased because you must face with your friends horder of enemies

81

Good sequel of Bioshock

panz3r88 | Aug. 4, 2012 | Review of BioShock® 2 DNS

Bioshock 2 is similar to its predecessor, but has some new features that add more variety to the gameplay of this FPS. In this game the main character, a Big Daddy, can use at the same times wepons and plasmids: this introduction allow to increase the variety of the combat system. The enemies are the same of the first game, with a new entry, the Big Sister: these enemies are even tougher than the Big Daddy and when you find one of them you must facce a really hard challenge. In Bioshock 2, when you find a little sister, you have a new option to take them with you and use them to collect resources: in these moments you must use all your forces to protect her from the enemies. When you have finished the single player you can try the multiplayer mode where you can try to use plasmids and weapons against other players

91

Fantastic story and gameplay

panz3r88 | Aug. 4, 2012 | Review of BioShock DNS

Bioshock is a fantastic FPS with a very interesting story and some original gameplay elements. During the game you will not use only conventional weapons, but you can find many powers called plasmid that gives you special powers that help you to defeat the enemies. An other interesting element of the gameplay is the camera, an object you can use to photograph an enemy and gain improvements and new abilities. There is a good variety of enemies with different abilieties. The Big Daddy are really tough enemies and you must prepare well for every fight against these enemies. Bioshock is an FPS with an amazing story and you will love many of the characters you'll encounter in the various levels

92

Incredible graphic and fun multiplayer

panz3r88 | Aug. 4, 2012 | Review of Battlefield 3

Battlefield 3 is an amazing FPS oriented to multiplayer . This is the first title in the main Battlefield series that features a single player story, but it's very short and you can consider it a training for the multiplayer modes, that are the core of the game. In multiplayer you can play some coop mission or try one of the many competitive multiplayer modes. The maps are really large and you can use many different kind of vehicles. Battlefield is an FPS where team play is recommended and it's better to find a team where each player can cooperate to win the game. There are four different class and many different weapons and there is a good balance between all the elements. If you want to try something different to Call of Duty and more oriented to teamplay, Battlefield is the game for you

50

Boring game

panz3r88 | Aug. 4, 2012 | Review of Chernobyl Terrorist Attack

Chernobyl Terrorist attack is a classic FPS where you explore some location near Chernobyl nuclear power plant. The game is not really good, because is linear and the enemy AI is really bad. After a few hour of gameplay you will be also annoyed by the many bugs that afflict the game

82

Fun old style FPS

panz3r88 | Aug. 4, 2012 | Review of Painkiller Black Edition DNS

Painkiller Black contain the original game and the expansion Battle Out of hell.The game is a classic old style FPS where you must complete each level defeating the hordes of enemies and boss that cross your way. An element that add variety to the gameplay is the presence of some abilities you can use during the level. Before you start a level you can choose between a set of available special power that allow you to improve your performance against the enemy. You can increase the number of available powers if you manage to complete a level meeting particular condition. An other good element of the game are the strange and original weapons you will find during the game If you are looking for a FPS full of action with some original elements thisis the game for you is the game for you

78

An original tower defense

panz3r88 | Aug. 4, 2012 | Review of Sanctum

Sanctum is probably the first game that tries to mix two different type of games: tower defense and FPS. The result is a good game where you must combine your ability with various weapons with the ability to manage and place in an efficient way all the towers with a limited amount of resources. There are not many maps, but they allow you to face a good variety of situations. It's not so easy to reach the final wave of the level, you must plan carefully each move and use in each situation the most efficient weapon against a certain enemy. You can also play each level in endless mode choosing between various game modes or try the cooperative multiplayer where you can defend the core with the help of other players

74

Good puzzle game

panz3r88 | Aug. 4, 2012 | Review of Twin Sector

Twin Sector is a first puzzle action game similar to Portal. In this case you must solves the puzzles in the various levels and defeat the enemies using two gloves, one to attract objects and the other to repel objects . The game is linear and not really long,but the presence of this original gloves allow to have an unique gameplay with a good variety

86

More variety and innovations

panz3r88 | Aug. 4, 2012 | Review of Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Conviction

Splinter Cell Double Agent is a bit different from the other stealth games dedicated to Sam Fisher. In this title you must infiltrate in a criminal organization becoming one of them and trying to prevent their evil plan from the inside. In this case you must do mission for the enemies and avoid to blow up your cover. In the same time you must spy and discover the enemy plans during time limited mission in the enemies hideout. If you manage to complete all the objectives during these mission you can reach the best game ending This innovative gameplay adds variety and non linearity to the classic stealth action present in all other Splinter Cell titles

90

A classic of stealth games

panz3r88 | Aug. 4, 2012 | Review of Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell

Splinter Cell is the first title of the series of action stealth game dedicated to Sam Fisher. The game is linear, but the story and action are always amazing. You can use many advanced technological tool to avoid the enemies. If you are a fun of stealth game this game is a must buy

83

Good story, easier than previous Rainbow Six

panz3r88 | Aug. 4, 2012 | Review of Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas

Rainbow Six Vegas is tactical FPS where you are the leader of a group of 3 high trained soldier. The game is really good and the story amazing. The gameplay is similar to the one of previous Rainbow Six titles but with many simplifications. Rainbow Six Vegas is more action oriented and you can only give simple commands to your companions. You can't plan complex titles like in the previous titles. Rainbow Six Vegas remain a solid action game even with these semplifications

91

Amazing free roaming

panz3r88 | Aug. 4, 2012 | Review of The Saboteur

The Saboteur is a very solid free roaming game. The story is very interesting and the protagonist and many characters are very cool and have a great charisma. The main mission and secondary mission are interesting and they have a good variety. The gameplay is very good because Sean has many abilities: he can climb and reach rooftops, use different type of explosives and drive different kind of vehicles. You can decide the approach you want to complete a mission: you can usually try a stealth approach or a frontal assault. If you are in trouble the Resistance can assist you providing a vehicle to escape or a group of friends to defeat the enemies The game is very long: there are many secondary missions, some challenges that allow to improve your ability and a lot of enemy objectives to destroy your explosives

85

Better and bigger than the first Sonic

panz3r88 | Aug. 4, 2012 | Review of Sonic The Hedgehog 2 CAP

Sonic 2 is a good platform game . It's the usal classic 2D platform game dedicated to the blue hedgehog. There are not many difference with respect the first Sonic. The new element is the presence of Tails, Sonic friends that can assist him during the level. If you are a Sonic fan this is a must buy, because there are many levels that many players still remember today, like chemical plant and death egg

71

Good 3D Sonic title

panz3r88 | Aug. 4, 2012 | Review of Sonic 3D Blast CAP

Sonic 3D is probably the first Sonic title in 3D. this is a good platform game. All typical elements of a Sonic game are reproduced, but the you will not reach high speed like in the classic 2D Sonic game. Sonic 3D Blast is a solid 3D platform, but Sonic in 2D remains better

91

Great Classic

panz3r88 | Aug. 4, 2012 | Review of Sonic 3 and Knuckles CAP

Sonic 3 and Knuckles is one of the best game dedicated to Sonic. The game is similar to the other titles and it's a platform where the key is to reach the end of the level at high speed. In this title there are some elements that adds variety to the usual gameplay: the most important is the presence of a different playable character, Knuckles, that has a gameplay slightly different from Sonic, in particular due to the gliding ability. An other element that add more variety is the presence of many different power up that gives particular abilities to Sonic. This game is one of the best Sonic titles also because there are many amazing boss fights

69

Fun, but too many quick time events

panz3r88 | Aug. 3, 2012 | Review of Ninja Blade

Ninja Blade is a linear action game where you take command of a cool ninja. The combat system is good and there is a good variety of enemies and boss. You must use your weapons and ninjutsu abilitities to beat the enemies The main defect of the game is the presence of too many quick time events that break the action. Due to this element the game becomes really ripetitive because after all fights you must do a QTE and after a few of them you'll be a bit irritated

78

A game different from the other

panz3r88 | Aug. 3, 2012 | Review of Mirror's Edge

Mirror's Edge is an original game. You can consider it a first person platform game. In each level you must reach the end using Faith parkour abilities. There are no weapons in the game and when you see an enemy you must always escape. The game is quite easy and short. When you have finished the main story you can try to beat various time challenges. Mirror's Edge has an unique gameplay and style, but it's quite repetitive

77

Easy but fun game

panz3r88 | Aug. 3, 2012 | Review of Mini Ninjas

Mini Ninjas is a good action game where you can command various ninjas with different abilities. The game is linear: in each level you must go from point A to point b killing all the enemies. There are also interesting and original boss fights. Mini Ninjas is quite easy to finish but it's never boring and the presence of many different characters to command increase the variety of the game

78

Good free roaming

panz3r88 | Aug. 3, 2012 | Review of Mercenaries 2: World in Flames

Mercenaries 2 is a fun free roaming where you must seminate chaos to achieve your objectives. The game is a classical third person shooter. The main aspect of the game is the presence of a big number of tools to destroy your objectives: when you have enough you can use air raids or even nuclear bombs to solve a problematic situation. The presence of this tools add variety to this good action game.There are also many challenges and secondary missions

84

Great story and action

panz3r88 | Aug. 3, 2012 | Review of Max Payne II: The Fall of Max Payne DNS

Max Payne 2 is a great third person shooter with a very interesting noir story. The main characteristic of the game is the bullet time, that allow you to slow down the time and perform spectacular kills. The game is quite short and easier with respect to the first game but remains a masterpiece of action games. There is more variety with respect to the original Max Payne and in some chapter you will control a different character, Mona Sax. When you have finished the game you can search one of the many mods developed by other players that allow to add many hours of gameplay

8

Again a useless DLC

panz3r88 | Aug. 3, 2012 | Review of Mafia II DLC: War Hero Pack

This is one of the many DLC of mafia 2 with no gameplay and only cars and outfits. Buy it only if you want to collect everything of the game, otherwise save your money for full game you can find at the same price

11

An other Mafia 2 DLC to avoid

panz3r88 | Aug. 3, 2012 | Review of Mafia II DLC: War Hero Pack

An other DLC of Mafia 2 with only cars and outfit. If you have the base version of the game the only DLC to buy are the one related to Jimmy and Joe adventures. Only people that want to collect everything of a game will be interested in this pack

10

Again a useless pack

panz3r88 | Aug. 3, 2012 | Review of Mafia II DLC: Vegas Pack

This is one of the many DLC of Mafia 2 to avoid because there is not additional gameplay or game modes. It's better to wait for discounts and buy good full games for the same price

17

Adds nothing to the game

panz3r88 | Aug. 3, 2012 | Review of Mafia II DLC: Renegade Pack

Many Mafia 2 DLC are only pack that contain only some cars and outfits. Only people that want to have everything of a game will buy it. For the same price you can buy full games, it's better to avoid these useless pack with no additional modes or gameplay

70

Best Mafia 2 DLC

panz3r88 | Aug. 3, 2012 | Review of Mafia II DLC: Joe's Adventure

Joe Adventure is a good DLC for Mafia 2. There are many side mission with a timer like in the first DLC but there are also story missions like in the main game. This DLC allow you to understand better the story of the game and of some characters because it's related to Joe activities while Vito was in prison. The gameplay is the same of the main game and of other DLC and allow you to play 4-5 more hours with the best character of the game,Joe

49

Boring DLC

panz3r88 | Aug. 3, 2012 | Review of Mafia II DLC: Jimmy's Vendetta

Jimmy Vendetta is a DLC that adds a few hour of gameplay to Mafia 2. The game is quite boring: you must complete the various mission one after the other until you reach the end of the game. There isn't a story like in the main game and the missions are repetitive and the timer is really annoying

5

Useless

panz3r88 | Aug. 3, 2012 | Review of Mafia II DLC: Greaser Pack

This DLC pack adds only a few costumes and vehicles to the game There are not new missions or gameplay modes, so there are no reason to buy this pack. Only if are a collector and you want to have everything of any game you can be interested to buy this DLC pack

78

Funny Batman parody

panz3r88 | Aug. 3, 2012 | Review of LEGO Batman: The Videogame DNS

Lego Batman is a good action game that mix exploration and fights. The game is quite easy and linear and you will not have many difficulties to reach the end of the game. The game has a good variety: you can use many different vehicles and many characters and villains related to Batman world that use different weapons and abilities. There are many collectibles to get in the various levels and many objects to unlock.

66

Cool characters but poor gameplay

panz3r88 | Aug. 3, 2012 | Review of Kane & Lynch: Dead Men

Kane and Lynch is a classical third person shooter. The game is linear and ini each level you must go from point A and B and kill all the enemies. The game is quite repetitive. The best element of the game is the charisma of the two crazy protagonist, Kane and Lynch. The story of the game is good but quite short. The multiplayer mode is quite original: when you start the multiplayer map you and the other player are thief that must work togheter to steal every possible valuable object, but during the robbery each player can betray the other and steal their moneys. When a player dies he must help the police to get the thieves. Kane and Lynch is a game with a good story but with a quite boring gameplay

88

A particular strategic game

panz3r88 | Aug. 2, 2012 | Review of Commandos 2: Men of Courage

Commandos 2 is a very particular strategic game. In each mission you must command a few soldier and you must use their unique abilities in the best way to reach your objectives. The mission are very long and hard but amazing and a good variety of objectives. The collectibles present in each level represent and extra challenge during the level: if you get all these collectibles you can even unlock bonus levels. Commandos 2 is the game to buy if you like strategic games and you want to find a good challenge

87

Great story and gameplay

panz3r88 | Aug. 2, 2012 | Review of Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood

Call of Juarez Bound in Blood is a FPS with a quite original ambientation: it's one of the few games with a western setting. In the game you can play as one of the McCall Brothers. When you start the game you must decide if you want to use Ray or Thomas. Each character has different abilities and can use different kind of weapon. The other character is played by the CPU or by an other player in cooperative multiplayer. The game is linear but fun and full of action and the story is great

92

A forgotten masterpiece

panz3r88 | Aug. 2, 2012 | Review of Beyond Good and Evil

Beyond Good and Evil is a very great action adventure game that mix exploration, combats and the possibility of driving many different vehicles. The story and the characters are amazing and create a unique atmosphere I've never seen in other games An other important element of the game is the camera: you can use it to take evidence of the illegal activities of the enemy ot to photograph the various animal species. Beyond Good and Evil is a must buy for a fan of action games

93

Assassin Creed 2 with many new features

panz3r88 | Aug. 2, 2012 | Review of Assassins Creed Brotherhood

If you have played Assassin's Creed 2 you will like Brotherhood, where many new features expand the very good gameplay of the previous chapter.The most important characteristic of the game is the possibility of recruit assassins for the guild, train them and call them to help you during your missions. In this chapter the number of secondary mission and their variety is increased. You will always have many things to do while you explore Rome. When you are tired of single player you can try the multiplayer mode that is quite original. There are various modes where you must assassinate one player and try to hide from other one that try to kill you.

74

Short but fun

panz3r88 | Aug. 2, 2012 | Review of Alien Breed 2: Assault

Alien Breed Assault is the second chapter of an interesting arcade shooter with a good story. The game is quite short(there are only five levels) but full of actions and enemy to kill. It's not so easy to reach the end of the game and you must use well your abilities to survive the horde of monsters. When you have finished the singleplayer you can also play some missions in cooperative multiplayer. Alien Breed is a good game like the other chapters of the franchise

69

Crazy action game

panz3r88 | Aug. 2, 2012 | Review of Just Cause Capsule

Just Cause is a very huge action free roaming game where you must explore the island to seminate the chaos in the various town and village you visit. The game is quite fun at the beginning and you will enjoy the main story, but after some time you will find the game quite repetitive. Even if the map is very large there are not many secondary missions and this is not good for a free roaming game

84

Good ending of the trilogy

panz3r88 | Aug. 2, 2012 | Review of Tomb Raider: Underworld DNS

Tomb Raider Underworld is a good action game that ends the story started in Legend and continued in Anniversary. In this Tomb Raider title Crystal Dynamics tried to make a game similar to the titles developed by Core Design and put more focus on puzzles and exploration. One of the best element of the game is the grapple: sometimes you must use it to solve puzzles based on physics. The combat system is really worse with respect the previous titles and there are not interesting boss fights like the one present in Anniversary. If you are a fan of the Tomb Raider series and you loved the first Tomb Raider titles you will relly enjoy Underworld

77

Good first chapter of Crystal Dynamics trilogy

panz3r88 | Aug. 2, 2012 | Review of Tomb Raider: Legend DNS

Tomb Raider Legend is the first game developed by Crystal Dynamics. The game is more action oriented with respect other Tomb Raider titles: there are less puzzles and levels are quite linear. The combat system is really good and during the game you must face many enemies. The game is quite short but the story is interesting. There are also well made boss fights. Even if you are not a fan of Lara Croft you will enjoy this good action game

90

Best game of Hitman franchise

panz3r88 | Aug. 2, 2012 | Review of Hitman 2: Silent Assassin capsule

Hitmam 2 Silent Assassin is the best stealth action game dedicated to agent 47.The game is similar to the other Hitman titles. In each mission you can use many weapons and object to kill the objective in many different ways. If you have played the first Hitman you can see many improvements, in particular the possibility to save the game during the mission: you must still pay attention because the amount of saves you can perform are limited, so you must choose carefully when to save. If you like stealth game and you want to try a fun and challenging game, Hitman 2 is the game for you

70

Interesting puzzle game

panz3r88 | Aug. 2, 2012 | Review of Penumbra Requiem

The last chapter in the Penumbra series is not an horror game like Overture and Black Plague. In Requiem you start in a room where you must solve some puzzles using the particular control system that Frictional games developed to manipulate objects. If you manage to solve the puzzles in the room you can reach the following room where you can solve other puzzles. There are no monster and each level is separated from the other. The game is quite short and the story behind the game is not so interesting like in the previous chapters

78

Good action but not a masterpiece

panz3r88 | Aug. 2, 2012 | Review of Mafia II dns

Mafia 2 is the sequel of one of the best action game ever made. The game is a linear third person shooter. You can freely explore the city of Empire Bay to find some collectibles but there are not secondary missions. Mafia 2 is not a free roaming game and you must only complete all the chapters one after the other. The gameplay is good but repetitive. In each chapter you must follow the same routine: take the car to reach a certain location, defeat all the enemies and then take the car and go back home. The story is not epic like the one of the previous chapter and you can't understand it completely if you don't buy the Joe Adventure DLC. If you like action games you will enjoy your playthrough, but if you have played like me previous title you will be a bit disappointed

94

Best Batman game

panz3r88 | Aug. 2, 2012 | Review of Batman: Arkham Asylum

Batman Arkham Asylum is probably one of the best action game ever made. In this action game Batman must defeat many of his enemies in the prison of Arkham Asylum. The gameplay is a mix between stealth section and fights against the enemies. The combat system is very intuitive and allow to perform very long and spectacular combos based on counterattacks. Batman can freely explore Arkham Asylum using many gadgets that add a good variety to the gameplay and allow to find all the collectibles and solves the riddles of the Riddler. Even if I'm not a Batman fan I found the story amazing.

89

Scaring but fun game

panz3r88 | Aug. 2, 2012 | Review of Penumbra Black Plague

Penumbra Black Plague is the sequel of Penumbra Overture and is an original first person survival horror. Every element in the game is allows to create a very realistic atmosphere. When you must interact with an object you must move the mouse in a realistic way: for example if you must open a door you don't have simply to click on the door like in other games, but you must simulate the movement you perform to open the door in reality with the mouse. In this game you're are not a cool superhero but a normal person like us:you must always avoid contact with the monster because you don't have weapons to kill them. You must always hide somewhere when a monster appear and you must also avoid to observe them for too long or the panic of the protagonist will grow. If you like survival horror games and you want to try something different from other games you must buy penumbra black plague

72

Good action game

panz3r88 | Aug. 1, 2012 | Review of Dark Sector

Dark Sector is a linear third person action game. You must go from point A to point B in each level and kill all the enemies. You can use conventional weapons or a special bladed weapon called glaive that you acquire when Hayden, the protagonist is infected by the virus. You can upgrade and evolve this weapon and you can use it to solve simple puzzles and kill enemies. Dark Sector is a conventional third person shooter: it's fun but short and too easy to finish.

85

Original platform

panz3r88 | Aug. 1, 2012 | Review of Trine

If you love platform games Trine is a must have for you. In this game you can switch between three characters with different characteristics: the warrior can kill the enemies with his weapon, the mage can create objects of different shapes to solve some puzzles based on physics and overcome some obstacles, the thief can use her bow and has a greater agility with respect the other characters. With these different characters the levels have a very good variety and are really fun. The best aspect of the game are the music and the possibility to personalize your characters using the collectibles you find in the various levels

75

Huge free roaming

panz3r88 | Aug. 1, 2012 | Review of Just Cause 2

Just Cause 2 is a very crazy action free roaming game. The protagonist, Rico Rodriguez must explore an huge location to destroy buildings and seminate caos. The two main feature of the game are the parachute and the grapple. The parachute allow you to jump from high place and cover long distances in air. The grapple is your best weapon in this chapter and you can use it to do many things:it's a weapon, you can use it to attack and hijack vehicles or perform many crazy actions like attack an enemy to a car or an explosive barrel and see what happens. The game is really fun, but very repetitive and the main story is very short.

95

Great Action game

panz3r88 | Aug. 1, 2012 | Review of Assassin's Creed 2 Deluxe Edition

Assassin's Creed 2 is a great action game that follows the story of Ezio Auditore in Italy during the Renaissance. The story is very interesting like in the first title, but the gameplay is really better. There are many secondary missions and their variety is good. There are many new features with respect to the first title:the most important is the presence of shops in the cities, where you can buy weapons or other objects.An other important element is Villa Auditore in Monteriggioni, where you can collect paintings and rebuild shops and buildings to earn moneys. The variety is the characteristic that make Assassin's Creed 2 a great game.

70

Hard and original action game

panz3r88 | July 31, 2012 | Review of Hitman: Codename 47 Capsule

Hitman is the first chapter of a series of stealth action games. In each level you can choose various approaches to complete your objectives: you must use all 47 abilities and pay attention to enemy action to choose your playstyle. The game is fun but quite frustating: you can't save during a level and this is a big problem in particular in the last levels that are very long.The game isn't easy: usually if the enemy discover you before you kill the objective you will be killed in a few seconds.

99

Masterpiece

panz3r88 | July 31, 2012 | Review of Deus Ex: Game of the Year Edition DNS

Deus Ex is probably the best game I've ever played. Every aspect of the game is perfect: the gameplay is a mix of FPS and RPG. In each level you can choose different approaches: you can try a stealth approach or a frontal assault. Sometimes you can complete a task simply talking with the right characters. The various nanotech augmentations allow you to develop the character according to your playstyle. The story is epic and very long and you will never be bored during your playthrough: you will encounter many cool characters.

91

Original puzzle game

panz3r88 | July 30, 2012 | Review of World of Goo

World of Goo is a fantastic puzzle game: in each level the player must use the Goo balls to create structure to reach the tube at the end of the level.The construction you create with these goo balls obey the law of physics, so you must pay attention to how you join them. The game has an infinite longevity because it has got a level editor: after you have finished the chapters of the game you can create your own levels or look in internet for other levels created by other players.

82

Fun and hard retro game

panz3r88 | July 30, 2012 | Review of VVVVVV

VVVVVV is a particular platform game. The commands are simple: You have two buttons to move left or right and an other one to invert the gravity. The game is very hard: after some tutorial levels you will have to avoid many kind of traps and you must really have good reflex to reach the end of the game. When you finish the game, there are many other things to do: complete the challenges and get all the collectibles. There is also a level editor and you can even play the level created by other players. If you love retro platform game and you are looking for a good challenge this is the game for you

67

Good story but poor gameplay

panz3r88 | July 21, 2012 | Review of Assassin's Creed

Assassin's Creed is a third person action game with free roaming elements. During the main storyline we can accomplish some secondary mission and get some collectibles. The game has an interesting story but the gameplay has many weak point: the first one is the very low difficult level. During the gameplay it's very hard to die in particular when you'll learn the counter attack move you'll become practically invincible. An other weak point of the game are the side missions: they are repetitive and boring. Explore the cities performing cool moves like the faith jump is OK, but there is not much to do and the NPC are very useless. If you have played Assassin's Creed 2 and the following chapter you can consider this game like a beta version of the following chapter. If you are a fan of this series I recommend you to play this game to understand better the story, but the game is really worse compared to the other Assassin's Creed

70

Good game, but the first is better

panz3r88 | July 21, 2012 | Review of Deus Ex: Invisible War Capsule

Deus Ex Invisible War is an hybrid between an FPS and a RPG. In each zone you explore you can accompish your objectives using your favourite approach: you can draw your weapon and shoot to everyone or try a stealth approach. Sometimes you can accomplish your objectives without killing everyone. This game has only one defect: it' the sequel of Deus Ex, probably the best game in videogame history. In this sequel many feature of the first chapter have been removed, probably to allow casual player to enjoy more this game. An other weak point of this game is the story: if you played the first chapter yoiu'll be disappointed when you'll see how some of the character that appeared in the first title have lost their charisma, in particular JC Denton and Tracer Tong. In the end this is a good FPS/RPG game, but if you are a Deus Ex fan you will be very disappointed

87

Fun and very hard game

panz3r88 | July 20, 2012 | Review of Super Meat Boy

Super Meat Boy is a platform game for hardcore gamer. In each level the objective is to reach bandage girl at the end. This is not a simple task because the levels are full of traps and enemies we must avoid to reach the end of the level. The game is very fun but if you want to reach the end of the game you must be patient and die a lot of time because this is probably one of the hardest videogame I've ever seen. The longevity of the game is infinite because you can play the level created with the editor by users

95

A must have for fans of action games

panz3r88 | July 20, 2012 | Review of Darksiders

Darksiders is in my opinion the best game released in 2010. In this action game each element is great:the combat system is deep and you can combine weapons and abilities to create good combos. The game is a free roaming, so you can freely explore the various areas of the game after you have unlocked them. Backtracking in this game is fun: every time you unlock new abilities or weapons you can go back to old locations and find areas you couldn't explore before. Boss fights are amazing and you must always find the correct strategy to beat them. If you love action game you must buy this game: it's quite difficult and very long, but you always have fun during all the gameplay

94

A must have if you love stealth games

panz3r88 | July 20, 2012 | Review of Hitman: Blood Money Capsule

Hitman Blood Money is a great stealth game. The gameplay is the best element of this third person action game: during the mission there isn't only one way to complete your objectives,you can select between many alternatives. This is a stealth game, so you can't take your weapon and simply shoot like in some FPS, but you must always plan your actions after you have seen how the enemy moves. With this system you can play each mission in many different ways and the longevity of the title is increased. In Hitman Blood Money there is a new element not present in the previous title: there is a notoriety system that links the various mission. For example if you get caugth by a videocamera in a mission, in the following one the notoriety of 47 is increased and the enemies will identify easily him.

94

Play it if you want to know what is horror

panz3r88 | July 19, 2012 | Review of Dead Space

This title is a very fun and scaring sci-fi action game. The objective of the game is to survive the hordes of monster and aberration and escape the Ishimura. The gameplay is typical of a third person shooter with all the characteristics element of a survival horror, in particular the presence of a low amount of resources and ammos we must manage to survive. The main elements of this game is the possibility to dismember the enemy: with this feature we can try for example to slow down our enemies cutting off their leg . If we try to aim to some parts of the body we can spare some ammo and be more effective in defeating the enemy. Dead Space has a solid gameplay, but the best characteristic of this game are the horror elements:I can assure you that if you play this game in a dark room and when there's no noise you will be scared at each step. I think that this is one of the few games released in the last year that is able to scare you

93

A great action -adventure game

panz3r88 | July 19, 2012 | Review of Tomb Raider: Anniversary DNS

The second Tomb Raider game made by Cristal Dynamics is a remake of the title released in mid 90s. The levels are similar to the original, so if you have played it you will recognize many elements. The main difference between the classic and this tile is in the gameplay. In all Tomb Raider games the main elements are the puzzles ,the exploration and the figths against the enemies. The last of these three elements was usually the weak point of all Tomb Raider games. In Annyversary we have a perfect mix between all these elements, so we have a good variety between puzzles and figth against the enemyes. Boss fights are very fun because we don't have only to shoot and dodge enemy attacks, but we must pay attention to find a strategy to beat them. An other element that was not present in the classic but is one of the best addition of last Tomb Raider games is the grapple hook, that allow to add veriety to puzzles and explorations during the game. All these elements allow to create one of the best action/adventure game released in the last years

81

Classic+modern gameplay=good Sonic game

panz3r88 | July 19, 2012 | Review of Sonic Generations

Sonic Generations contains all the elements and characteristics we have seen in twenty years of Sonic games. In each zone there are two acts where we use two different version of Sonic that represents different kind of gameplay. With classic Sonic the game is a 2D platform similar to the first Sonic games and we can use the classic spin dash move to increase the speed and attack enemies. When we use modern Sonic the gameplay is similar to the last Sonic games: we have a 2D/3D hybrid platform game and we can use many of the moves introduced in this game, like the homing attack,that allow to attack directly an enemy while in midair, and the Sonic boost, that allow to fill a bar defeating the enemy and performing some tricks while in midair and then increase the speed pressing a button. With these moves modern Sonic is faster than classic Sonic. In both version of the level there are all the elements that are a constant in Sonic games like spring and bumpers that allow to mantain a constant high speed through the level After the main act many challenges related to the levels we played are unlocked:in these challenges we must perform some tasks like collect a certain amount of rings or go from point A to point B in a certain time. These challenges allow to increase the longevity of the title and allow to unlock a lot of bonus content like concept arts and the best music from all Sonic games. Even with these challenges the games is quite short but it's still a good platform game that is able to put togheter both old and new Sonic fans in a single game and can allow to someone who never played Sonic games to understand why many people love this character.

87

Great modern RTS game

panz3r88 | July 14, 2012 | Review of Company of Heroes THQ

Company of Heroes is one the best modern RTS game. In old school strategy games the key element is gathering resources and build structures and units to destroy the enemy. In Company of Heroes you don't have to worry about these things: you have a limited amount of units and resources and you must use all your knowledges to use them in an efficient way. With this type of gameplay the focus is more on strategic elements: you must always think to what unit you must use in a certain situation and how to move them in the battlefield . The single player campaign is long and challenging and the graphic is great for an RTS game.

90

One of the best Sonic games

panz3r88 | July 14, 2012 | Review of Sonic CD

I think this is one of the best Sonic game. If you are a Sonic fan you must play it. There are some features that make this game very good. The most important is the possibility to travel in time.This feature allow us to explore three different versions of the same level increasing the longevity of the game.
This feature eliminate one of the weak point of the game, because in this case our objective isn't only to press forward and reach the goal sign, but we must explore the levels to find the next time travel sign to reach the past and destroy Eggman robots. An other interesting aspect of this Sonic game is that is more similar to a classic platform game, so you will not have only to run through the level at high speed.