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."

Game Platformsort descending Rating Review
Brütal Legend
PC
4/10 I really wanted to like Brütal Legend. but once again Doublefine has created a game that is a triumph of style over... more
Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions
PC
10/10 The original Geometry Wars was one of the purest, most exhilarating gaming experiences of the post-arcade era. It... more
Deus Ex: Invisible War
PC
7/10 This is a sequel I have been meaning to play through for a few years now. The original Deus Ex was very well executed... 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
Dead Space 2
PC
7/10 I liked the original Dead Space well enough. The sequel is just more of the same endless dark hallways, jump scares,... 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
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
Watch Dogs 2
PC
7/10 Watch Dogs 2 is pretty much a straight up Grand Theft Auto clone. But instead of playing an immoral mobster... more
Darksiders II
PC
8/10 The first Darksiders was a blatant rip-off of (some might say "homage to") the The Legend of Zelda. While it... more
Braid
PC
10/10  Braid got a lot of critical praise when it was released for Xbox. When it went on sale for the PC on Steam for $4.99... more
Hotline Miami
PC
8/10 Hotline Miami is an ultraviolent, fast-paced arcade-style game that owes a lot to Smash T.V. and Berzerk... more
Dead Space
PC
8/10 Aim for the arms! Aim for the arms, dammit! Ever since I installed my completely unnecessary 5.1 surround audio speakers to my... more
The Shivah
PC
8/10 Having finished the wonderful Blackwell series, I wanted to try some of Wadjet Eye's other offerings. The Shivah... more
Zeno Clash
PC
8/10 Zeno Clash brings brawling and melee combat to the FPS genre and makes it work. Whenever a game has attempted this in... 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
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
The Elder Scrolls IV - Oblivion
PC
9/10 Oblivion is a huge, open-world RPG made by the same folks who made Fallout 3. In fact, it plays very much... more
Wolfenstein: The New Order
PC
9/10 It's been a little while since I've played a current generation FPS, so maybe I just impressed with the slickness of it all,... more
FarCry Blood Dragon
PC
8/10 When I heard that this game featured Michael Biehn as the main voice actor I was intrigued. When I saw that it was an over-the-... more
Fallout 3
PC
9/10 Fallout 1 and 2 are two of my favorite computer games. Those games had a great style to them, engaging post-apocalyptic story... 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
Primordia
PC
9/10 Primordia is an absolutely beautiful point and click adventure from Wadjet Eye Games. Besides the graphics, it has a... 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
A Golden Wake
PC
6/10 Although I'd give them props for creating a game with a truly unique theme, this Wadjet Eye adventure falls a bit flat. The... more
Syberia II
PC
8/10 Syberia II picks up right where the first game left off with you racing by train into northern Russia in search of the... more
Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings
PC
9/10 Witcher 2 takes what was a sprawling and somewhat unfocused RPG and refines almost everything to create an excellent... more
Contract J.A.C.K.
PC
6/10 Contract J.A.C.K. is billed as a prequel to the super-excellent shooter No One Lives Forever 2. What we... more
Assassin's Creed
PC
6/10 Pictured above is one of the many exciting "sit and watch some guys talk" missions from the PC game Assassin's Creed: ... more
The Blackwell Legacy
PC
8/10 The first four Blackwell games went on sale on Steam this week for around 50¢ each. These games have been on my radar ever... more
F.E.A.R.
PC
7/10 So, I've spent the last couple of weeks working my way through F.E.A.R. and its two expansion packs: Extraction... more
Gemini Rue
PC
8/10 Gemini Rue is another enjoyable point-and-click adventure from Wadjet Eye that has a sci-fi noir theme. Having gotten... 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
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
Batman: Arkham City
PC
9/10 I have never really been a fan of superhero comics. What I know about Batman comes mostly from the Super Friends... more
Machinarium
PC
7/10 Okay, first things first. Machinarium is a beautiful game with excellent art direction, sound and music. However,... more
Costume Quest
PC
5/10 Costume Quest feels like an off-hand idea thrown out there at a pitch meeting. I'm sure the designers had just taken... more
The Stanley Parable
PC
6/10 Another arty walking simulator for the PC. This one is all about the nature of choice and free will within a game world. You... more
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag
PC
8/10 I played the first Assassin's Creed several years ago and, while I thought it was an okay game, I was never compelled... 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
Blackwell Unbound
PC
9/10 Another day, another Blackwell game completed. These are solid point-and-click adventure games. The puzzles aren't too... more
Grand Theft Auto IV
PC
9/10 This was my third journey into the world of Grand Theft Auto and I am starting to pick up on the formula. So, this is... more
Dragon Age: Origins
PC
6/10 Man, this game was a bit of a mess. I guess I wanted it to be a Baldur's Gate style tactical role playing game with... 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
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
PC
8/10 Coming off of FarCry 3, I really wasn't sure I wanted to commit myself to another massive open-world game, but San... 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
Wallace and Gromit's Grand Adventures
PC
7/10 More episodic point-and-click adventure from Telltale Games. This series is definitely geared more towards younger gamers but... more
The Blackwell Convergence
PC
8/10 This and the previous Blackwell Unbound apparently were intended to be a single game with flashbacks and intertwined... 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
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
Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
PC
7/10 I have had this game sitting on my video game to-do list for a long, long time. This is regarded as one of the best cRPG games... more

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