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."

Game Platformsort descending Rating Review
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
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
PC
8/10 GTA: Chinatown Wars on the DS was my first Grand Theft Auto game and it remains one of the best games on that platform... more
Call of Juarez Gunslinger
PC
9/10 I thought the original Call of Juarez was a better-than-average shooter that was bolstered by it being set in the Old... more
Brothers
PC
9/10 Brothers is a surprisingly excellent game that's filled with beautiful visual storytelling and a unique game-play... more
Tomb Raider: Underworld
PC
9/10 I missed out on the original Tomb Raider game in the 90s. I think I downloaded the demo and thought, "This isn't Doom, or even... more
Guacamelee!
PC
8/10 This is what the kids call a metroidvania-style platformer (what a horrible term). You run around around a large, open-world... more
Jamestown
PC
9/10 I've had this game for quite a while now and have been waiting until I complete it before writing about it. Man, I suck at ... more
Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel
PC
8/10 Okay, here's another Borderlands sequel. Actually, this is more of a large expansion pack to Borderlands 2—... more
FIFA 1999
PC
8/10 Ever since my brother was suckered into buying a 3D0 console system, I have heard good things about the FIFA soccer games that... more
F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin
PC
6/10 The first F.E.A.R. game did a really good job of building up the tension to provide creepy scares and atmosphere. This... 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
System Shock 2
PC
4/10 Well, I tried. Three times I have started playing System Shock 2 and each time I just get frustrated or bored and just... more
DLC Quest
PC
5/10 Not much to say about this one other that it's a joke game. The gag is that in order to gain required abilities you need to... more
Far Cry 2
PC
5/10 This is the game that forced me to update my video card last year. I remember playing the first Far Cry and thinking... more
Half Life: Blue Shift
PC
6/10 I am finally getting around to playing the Half-Life 1 expansion games. As expected, this is more of the same. This... more
Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood
PC
6/10 I enjoyed the original Call of Juarez and its spin-off, Gunslinger, but this one didn't really grab me. It... more
Darksiders
PC
7/10 Darksiders is a game that is utterly derivative of Zelda. You are tasked with exploring various "castles,"... more
Deus Ex
PC
8/10 Essentially a first-person shooter game mixed with lots of role-playing elements. For the most part the game is pretty fun. The... 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
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
Tomb Raider
PC
9/10 I guess they are rebooting Tomb Raider again? I really liked the last two games in the series and I don't really think... more
The Witcher
PC
7/10 The Witcher is a flawed but ultimately satisfying role playing game that puts you in the role of monster killing... more
Duke Nukem Forever
PC
8/10 The original Duke Nukem 3D was perhaps the best of the first wave of FPS games. I also really liked Rise of the... more
Half Life: Opposing Force
PC
7/10 Opposing Force is a welcome improvement over Blue Shift. First off, it's feels like a full game rather than... more
Alan Wake
PC
8/10 Alan Wake was developed by the same people who made one of my favorite games, Max Payne. Unfortunately, there... more
Batman: Arkham Asylum
PC
9/10 I'm still waiting for that Wonder Twins game, but in the meantime this will do. After Arkham City this does seem less... more
Crysis
PC
9/10 Crysis feels much more like the Far Cry sequel I wanted back when I played Far Cry 2. Once again you... 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
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
The Walking Dead
PC
9/10 Over the past few years I have had a love/hate relationship with The Walking Dead T.V. show. Unlike most of the trash... more
Bioshock Infinite: Season Pass
PC
8/10 The BioShock Infinite season pass DLC is a nice way to get a few extra hours out of the original game. The two ... more
Devil May Cry 4
PC
3/10 Started out okay enough despite the idiotic button mashing mechanics. But, man, this game became pure tedium by the ending. If... 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
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
Mass Effect 3
PC
9/10 Mass Effect 3 is the satisfying conclusion to the Mass Effect trilogy (ME1 & ME2). The Reapers have... more
BioShock 2
PC
9/10 The original BioShock was a great game with an interesting plot and a wonderfully unique setting. I never really... 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
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
Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt
PC
10/10 Witcher 3 is a massive open world RPG that's full of detail in terms of visuals and story. It's was no surprise that... more
Borderlands
PC
7/10 Billed as a first person shooter RPG, Borderlands focuses on collecting loot over story. There a lot of superficial... more
Elder Scrolls V - Skyrim
PC
10/10 In terms of overall game-play, Skyrim stays pretty close to the system Oblivion used. You roam a giant open-... 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
Yesterday
PC
4/10 I've had pretty good luck with the string of adventure games I've played lately. It was inevitable that sooner or later I'd... more
Technobabylon
PC
8/10 Wadjet has produced another solid point and click adventure game that makes up for its somewhat lackluster predecessor, A... more
Broken Sword - Director's Cut
PC
7/10 Broken Sword is a point and click adventure game from the ninties. You will spend most of the game playing as George,... 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
The Tiny Bang Story
PC
6/10 The Tiny Bang Story is a small puzzle game that I think is designed more for younger players. Most of the game-play is... 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
Wasteland 2
PC
9/10 Soon after I plunked down a few Kickstarter bucks for Broken AgeWasteland 2's campaign popped up. Back in... 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