Robert Wm. Gomez's

Video Games Log

Here's where I keep track of video games I have played. I rate the games on a scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being "highly recommended" and 1 being "forget this game and go read a book or something."

Gamesort descending Platform Rating Review
Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass
Nintendo DS
9/10 A nice, light-hearted version of Zelda for the DS with some interesting stylus controls.
Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
Nintendo Wii
9/10 I have written about The Ocarina of Time on this Web site before. That game is considered one of the best games ever,... more
Leisure Suit Larry in the Land of the Lounge Lizards
PC
10/10 Leisure Suit Larry is one of my favorite adventure games of all time. Certainly the best of the Sierra 3-D games in my opinion... more
Life is Strange
PC
8/10 Life is Strange uses the same branching story game play as Telltale's games. The twist here is that your character has... more
Machinarium
PC
7/10 Okay, first things first. Machinarium is a beautiful game with excellent art direction, sound and music. However,... more
Magrunner: Dark Pulse
PC
6/10 This was a freebie from GOG.com that I went into knowing nothing about it. The first thing anyone who plays the game will think... more
Mass Effect
PC
9/10 Mass Effect is another BioWare RPG that I picked up on Steam for five bucks during their holiday sale (along with ... more
Mass Effect 2
PC
8/10 Mass Effect had a really interesting storyline and I was pretty excited to delve further into the universe of Shepard and his... more
Mass Effect 3
PC
9/10 Mass Effect 3 is the satisfying conclusion to the Mass Effect trilogy (ME1 & ME2). The Reapers have... more
Max Payne 3
PC
9/10 Clocking in at 31 gigabytes of disk space needed, Max Payne 3 is a monster of a game. I... more
Memento Mori
PC
5/10 In the above scene from Memento Mori you are supposed to trick a little, abused girl into thinking she's your friend.... more
Metroid Other M
Nintendo Wii
6/10 I guess the best way to describe Other M would be "disappointing." Judging from  screenshots of the game you would... more
Metroid Prime Trilogy
Nintendo Wii
9/10 After many months of playing I have finally finished all three of the games included in this excellent limited edition box-set... more
Minecraft: Story Mode
PC
6/10 I thought it was Game of Thrones, but this is definitely the weakest Telltale release. I don't mind that this is... more
Mirror's Edge
PC
9/10 Mirror's Edge is another free-running inspired game like Assassin's Creed. But unlike Assassin's Creed, the... more
Muramasa: The Demon Blade
Nintendo Wii
9/10 This game is noteworthy for its incredible, painterly art style. The characters and backgrounds are all rendered with vibrant... more
Nex Machina
PC
9/10 Nex Machina is the (almost) official follow-up to Robotron: 2084 or, as I like to call it, the greatest... more
Nox
PC
10/10 Nox is an action packed role playing game for the PC. Many would compare this to Diablo. Both feature hack and slash... more
Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee
PC
9/10 Most of the platform-type games made for the PC are utter crap (remember Duke Nukem 1 or Biohazzard, yuck!). Abe's Oddysee... more
Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath
PC
7/10 This is the fourth Oddworld game. The first two were great 2-D puzzle platform games of which I was reminded of when I played... more
Okami
Nintendo Wii
8/10 Okami follows much the same formula of a typical Zelda game. You proceed through the game by defeating the... more
Old Ironsides
Apple ][
8/10 Old Ironsides (Optimum Resource, Inc., 1982) is a two-player game for the Apple II that simulates Nineteenth Century... more
OlliOlli
PC
9/10 One of my favorite games of the coin-op era was Atari's 720°. It had... more
Outlast
PC
8/10 Outlast is one of the most nerve-racking games I have played. The game delights in distracting your attention then... more
Painkiller - Black Edition
PC
5/10 Painkiller is a first generation FPS that's about a dozen years too late. Unlike most modern shooters, your goal is... more
Pandora's Tower
Nintendo Wii
8/10 It's been quite some time since I've played through a game on the Wii. Pandora's Tower is certainly one of the best... more
Phantasy Star IV: End of the Millennium
Genesis
9/10 Phantasy Star II and III are probably the only 16-bit era JRPGs that I actually completed when I was a youngster. Even then I... more
Picross 3D
Nintendo DS
9/10 It's been quite some time since I picked up my Nintendo DS. I have been hacking away at Picross 3D for years now, and... more
Pinball Hall of Fame: The Williams Collection
Nintendo Wii
10/10 This is one of the best games you can buy for the Wii. There are nearly a dozen classic Williams pinball tables emulated in... more
Planescape: Torment [Enhanced Edition]
PC
6/10 I think with this I have finally played through all of the original Infinity Engine RPG games. Icewind Dale I & II... more
Portal 2
PC
10/10 Portal 2 is incredible. You'll find plenty of gushing reviews just about everywhere else on the 'net so I will keep... more
Primordia
PC
9/10 Primordia is an absolutely beautiful point and click adventure from Wadjet Eye Games. Besides the graphics, it has a... more
Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones
PC
6/10 Back in 2007 I played a free, ad-supported version of Prince of Persia: Sands of Time which I enjoyed quite a bit.... more
Puzzle Agent
iPad
7/10 This is one of the first games I bought for my new iPad tablet. Puzzle Agent is essentially a clone of Professor... more
Quake 4
PC
8/10 This is essentially the same game as Doom 3 except with the lights turned on and fewer monster closets. What both these games... more
Radiant Historia
Nintendo DS
8/10 I bought Radiant Historia based on its reputation as one of, if not THE best RPG on the Nintendo DS. Well, it's a JRPG... more
Rage
PC
5/10 Oh, how the mighty have fallen. This game is the epitome of bland first person shooters and Id Software should know better.... more
Rambo: First Blood Part II
Apple ][
5/10 This is another game, like Dream Zone, that I owned for years (decades actually) and was never able to finish. Now,... more
Red Steel
Nintendo Wii
5/10 I think this was one of the earliest titles on the Wii, and one that was supposed to showcase the new fangled motion controls.... more
Red Steel 2
Nintendo Wii
8/10 We are already two generations beyond the Wii and I am still getting caught up on all the games I've been wanting to play for... more
Resident Evil 4 - Wii Edition
Nintendo Wii
9/10 This was another bargain purchase for me. Ten dollars on Amazon during one of their Gold Box sales. I'd have to say it was well... more
Resident Evil 5
PC
9/10 "Leathermen don't get nervous... leathermen don't get nervous" The immortal words of Glenn the Leatherman from Village People... more
Resident Evil: Revelations
PC
7/10 I understand that this game was originally a Nintendo 3DS launch title. So, by the standards of portable gaming, this is not a... more
Resonance
PC
5/10 Uh oh, here we go again with another mediocre adventure game. Surprisingly, this one comes from Wadjet Eye Studios whose games... more
Rise of the Triad
PC
6/10 I'm on a bit of a tear here finishing off games. I guess after that last Winter Steam sale I had about six different games... more
Runner 2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien
PC
8/10 Although I haven't written about them here, I have played through much of the first series of Bit.Trip games on the... more
Saints Row IV
PC
8/10 Saints Row IV is an obvious rip-off of Grand Theft Auto all the way down from the open-world mechanics to the... more
Sam and Max Season 1
Nintendo Wii
9/10 I found this game used for around twelve bucks a few months ago. I'm glad I picked it up because it is a really entertaining... more
Sam and Max: Beyond Time and Space
Nintendo Wii
8/10 Season two is more of the same point-and-click adventuring that was done so well in Season one. The puzzles are definitely a... more
Sam and Max: The Devil’s Playhouse
PC
9/10 Having been burnt twice by buying the technically challenged Wii versions on Season 1 & 2, I decided to move from the den... more