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
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
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
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
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
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
Scratches: The Director's Cut
PC
6/10  Having whet my appetite for adventure games on the excellent Sam and Max series, I thought it would be a good time to... more
Shadow Warrior Classic
Ms-DOS
6/10 This is a classic FPS from the same people who brought us Duke Nukem 3D. In this outing, the politically incorrect... more
Shadowgrounds
PC
6/10 I'm a sucker for these top-down shooter games. This is the type of game I imagined playing back when the cutting edge AAA title... more
Shadowgrounds: Survivor
PC
7/10 The sequel to Shadowgrounds doesn't offer much new. There's the same aliens, same corny voice acting, and the same top-down... more
Shadowrun Returns
PC
7/10 I was initially drawn to the isometric art style of this turn-based RPG. My hope was that it would play like Wasteland 2... more
Shardlight
PC
9/10 Wadjet Eye continues their run of solid point and click adventures with their latest, Shardlight. This may be their... more
Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri
PC
6/10 This game was a $5 budget CD when I bought it over a decade ago at CompUSA but I never got around to playing it until now. I... more
Sniper Elite III
PC
9/10 The Sniper franchise is all about stealth, planning and quick moments of anatomically correct violence. The previous... more
Sniper Elite V2
PC
7/10 This was a free game on Steam on the day of the sequel's release. I grabbed it without knowing anything about the game.... more
Space Quest
Ms-DOS
8/10 It's been quite some time since I tackled a Sierra 3-D adventure game (See my reviews of Kings's Quest I, II & III... more
Spec Ops: The Line
PC
9/10 Have you ever wanted to be the star of your very own nihilistic, anti-war fever dream? Well, look no further than Spec Ops... more
Splinter Cell: Blacklist
PC
9/10 Another game that came bundled with my new video card. I had never played a game in this series because I assumed it was some... more
Strongbad's Cool Game for Attractive People
PC
6/10 This game has been on my back burner for quite some time now. I play a little here and a little there, but it never really got... more
Super Mario Galaxy 2
Nintendo Wii
8/10 Well, it took me about half a decade, but I finally finished Super Mario Galaxy 2. I really liked the first one and... more
Super Metroid
SNES
9/10 We never owned a Super Nintendo so I never got around to playing the 16-bit incarnation of Metroid. Well, thanks to... more
Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP
PC
8/10 Sword & Sworcery is a bit more art than video game. In fact, the game itself is more of a container for the synth-... more
Surgeon Simulator 2013
PC
7/10 I had hoped that when they adapted the Web version of Surgeon Simulator into a full game they would have added a funny... more
Syberia
PC
8/10 I've been playing a lot of adventure games these days. In Syberia you play Kate Walker, a lawyer working for a high-... more